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13761  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yet another reason ATB is going to hell. on: December 19, 2006, 04:06:13 PM
That does it. You're out of the fanclub.
13762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 19, 2006, 03:29:51 PM

Quote from: Toe on December 19, 2006, 02:27:30 AM

Am I missing something or is it was it is?
13763  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Friday/Saturday December 22/23 10 PM EST on: December 19, 2006, 03:03:47 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 19, 2006, 01:30:32 PM

Friday is good for me.

Btw- Beer Goggles is Forcebane and Forcebane is Beer Goggles.  nod
13764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2000 posts: a CeeKay retrospective (NSFATB or NSFW) on: December 19, 2006, 02:24:17 PM
Well I definitely wandered in here expecting that the reason it was NSFW was because of the classic photo that transformed CK from a boy into a man but alas I was disappointed...and horribly disturbed by the Smurfette pic retard
13765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Endings on: December 19, 2006, 02:22:14 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 19, 2006, 02:04:20 PM

Probably my two favorite are Final Fantasy X and Beyond Good & Evil.  I just wish we'd get to see the sequel that was set up for BG&E.   icon_frown

The original Fallout.  Man.  What an ending.

Pop:SOT was one I'll never forget

The ending of DIABLO II was outstanding as well.

Hmm. I'll have to think on what my favorite one is though..

I bet everyone chimes in here about Planescape Torment. I never played it but everyone seemed to love that game.
13766  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GoW MP Friday/Saturday December 22/23 10 PM EST on: December 19, 2006, 01:10:19 PM
I bet a lot of you will be traveling so it might be hard to pull a game together.

I'm definitely in for Friday.  Saturday is sketchy at this point, but a possibility for coop/MP

We can play execution again as that seemed to mix things up nicely.

Also, we could try assassination- I've never played it, but concensus will win out.
13767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Biggest Loser on: December 19, 2006, 01:08:21 PM
Heather was human garbage.

Glad Eric won, though I was pulling hardest for Marty and Brian.  Marty is a stud- no doubt. What a build.  Brian was too skinny but at least he got 100k. Hopefully he'll put some of the weight back on...

Kai's personality was so annoying.  The frozen wastes of Alaska are the perfect place for her as she's 3000 miles away from me.  nod
13768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your 'Retirability' Score? on: December 19, 2006, 01:05:28 PM
Yeah, college payments are going to break my back some day.

We're planning to set the hopes of our kids by telling them that they must achieve as best as they can to get assistance/scholarships because chances are we won't be able to pay a full ride for them. In fact, I can't conceive any possibility that we can.

However, I don't know that a full ride is necessarily something parents 'owe' to their children.  I think they should help as much as possible, but it shouldn't be an expectation on the part of the kids.

This is contrary to my own upbringing as my parents paid my full way (and truthfully I cannot express how grateful I am that they did), but again I don't think it should be an entitlement.

On the flipside though, if my kids somehow get into Brown or Dartmouth...I'll do everything I can to help them...but a full ride will definitely be out of the question.

Anyone have a 529 plan?
13769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally I play Guitar Hero on: December 19, 2006, 12:59:15 PM
Bask in the greatness of GH as GH2 just doesn't do it.  Poor covers and poor song selection sink that one for me frown
13770  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 18, 2006, 11:07:45 PM

Quote from: warning on December 18, 2006, 05:26:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 18, 2006, 02:25:50 PM

We rocked it a little saturday night. Some good matches, but not as intense as the Friday night crew.

That was fun.  Unfortunately I suck.  Part of it is unfamiliarity with the maps and being new to GoW.  Part of it is I'm just not that great at multiplayer.

But I did have fun and I actually killed a couple of people so that was nifty!

Loved having you warning <loved having you warning>.

It's great when new people get on board <it's great when new people get on board>.

The gang here was accomodating for me when I started <The gang here was accomodating for me when I started>.
Hopefully we were for you as well <Hopefully we were for you as well>.

Next time we're on, I'll try to do better to ensure I tell you were stuff is. <is is is is is is is is>

I only know a few maps pretty well, but that's a start <art art art art art>
13771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The *OTHER* console shortage on: December 18, 2006, 08:33:31 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 18, 2006, 08:25:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 18, 2006, 06:33:23 PM

Quote from: depward on December 18, 2006, 05:49:32 PM

And you AAAALLLL laughed at TML when he bought his Pink DS   icon_lol

He's the one who bought them all, isn't he?

I don't see any reason why a self respecting straight man would walk around with a pink DS.  That's the kind of thing that could (and should) get your azz kicked just on general principle.

Bring it on. I shall introduce you to my friends Spyderco and his big brother Sig Sauer.
13772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you like Cats?? on: December 18, 2006, 08:06:09 PM
I hate cats.
13773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: V: The Second Generation (no, not 'for vendetta' - NBC's '80's series) on: December 18, 2006, 08:04:43 PM
They must reshow the original first.

Man...that'd be something.

23 years ago?  retard
13774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator Discussion Group (massive spoilers herein) on: December 18, 2006, 08:03:37 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 18, 2006, 06:13:35 AM

Am I the only one who wants to see a Terminator movie set entirely in the future?

13775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I kept it on: December 18, 2006, 05:51:59 PM
Good thing. They're going for between 650 and 700 on ebay now.

Could be because it sucks!


Anyway- hope you enjoy it.
13776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The *OTHER* console shortage on: December 18, 2006, 05:48:46 PM
Dude. When/if mine breaks, I am replacing it with a pink one.

Did whoever started that thread about buying one (Ceekay?) get one?  If not, you're a sissy.
13777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ATB, they've got a solution to your problem... on: December 18, 2006, 05:46:20 PM
13778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor is over for the year on: December 18, 2006, 05:21:40 PM
+1 for wanting ozzie to win. Happy with Yul as the champ though. 
13779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule on: December 18, 2006, 05:18:25 PM
An exciting update:

Upon further consideration, my backlog was much worse than originally reported as I did not include games that I was actively working on.  True counts including backlog and those in active rotation are significantly bigger.

However, I've decided to condense the nonsense.  My XB1 has been listed on Ebay and will close today.  As a result, I'm booting almost all of my XB1 backlog (despite BC options).

There are games on the PS2 that did not grab me like I hoped: Looking at you Okami and you Bully.  Those plus 3 others are listed.

DS: Finished a game and am selling a couple I'm working on that I don't care to finish.

So as of this writing, my true backlog = 8 Games
Add to that list the games I am actively playing across all platforms = 9

My total backlog/Active Game list is 17 games.  Not too shabby. 

Of those 17, there are 3 that I don't know if I'll go back to/finish: DQ8 (70 more hrs to go!?), Shadow Hearts Covenant (not grabbing me like the first one) and Guitar Hero II (I dunno what it is, but it's not nearly as charming as GH1).

My active list consists of the following:

Dead Rising (beaten, replaying)
Gears of War (beaten, replaying)
Elite Beat Agents (almost done)
New Super Mario Bros (bogged down somewhere)
Advanced Wars Dual Strike (3 or so more missions left)
Killer 7 (3 or so more missions)
Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow (1/3 through the game)

The additional good news is that there's nothing out there now that I HAVE to I'm in really good shape and the contest for all intents and purposes is over.

I have pared my BL down enough to create enough 30 dollar credits to afford me any 360 game...However, I'm not breaking my one game at a time rule as it has really afforded me the ability to sink my teeth into both DR and GoW.

It has been nice playing and it's good to almost have the monkey off my back.
13780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap - 12/18/06 on: December 18, 2006, 04:54:27 PM
GoW MP Friday and Saturday Nights.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on the DS.
13781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Order of The Stick on: December 18, 2006, 02:33:15 PM
I know many of you read this web comic, but I wanted to re-raise the visitbility.

He's up to 391 and I'm currently reading at 364 (I let myself stop checking it for a while so that I could savor a few strips here and a few strips there.

While some of the story arc got a bit slow and long in the tooth, the last 20 or so strips have really been top notch with great writing, clever dialogue and even a few unexpected plot twists..

If you checked out of following the's a great time to get back in.

Burlew is a mad genius.
13782  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 18, 2006, 02:25:50 PM
We rocked it a little saturday night. Some good matches, but not as intense as the Friday night crew.

BTW- Calvin punked out again.
13783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 is slated for a March release on: December 18, 2006, 02:24:52 PM
C&C was a hallmark in gaming for me.  I actually kept my then GF (now wife) waiting for me while I played it one night when we were supposed to go on a date.  We still talk about it.  icon_lol

C&C was the only game I remember whose LOAD SCREENS blew my mind.

But I haven't played one since the disappointing Tiberian Sun...which I never finished...

HOpe this one does well, but I doubt I'll play it... oh and it looks like the same game I remember with just a bit of a graphics upgrade.
13784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 18, 2006, 02:21:55 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 18, 2006, 06:45:45 AM

It's just that, if it comes up with the same number three in a row, that means it's not spitting out random numbers.  So that just leads to the next question, which is "Where the F is that number coming from?".

I've just been playing games with puzzles forever.  When you see a number, the first thing to do is check if it's random or not.  But it would naturally make everyone guess it was random, what with the slot machine look and all.

13785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I may be a knuckle-dragging Eagles fan... on: December 18, 2006, 02:20:15 PM
The Bills are 7-7. Whooda thunk it.  Just another playoff tease which will get us nowhere.

Glad I don't follow it very closely anymore  smoke
13786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can't escape the long arm of the IRS apparently. on: December 18, 2006, 02:17:47 PM
Democracy needs to be funded.  This is how it is funded.  It's a big mess but a necessary one. And when I say necessary, I mean taxes...not the jumbled mess of impenetrable codes that delivers it to us.

I use turbotax every year, and I'm sure I'm still overpaying...but heck if I can figure out where and I'm not gonna pony up a few hundred dollars for a guy to use turbotax for me slywink
13787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor is over for the year on: December 18, 2006, 02:14:46 PM

It was one of the best seasons they've ever had.  Riveting television. The underdogs swept out the favorites and the final five people in the game were all likable and all deserved to be there.

A great great season. thumbsup
13788  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's your 'Retirability' Score? on: December 18, 2006, 02:11:37 PM
Takes about 5 minutes and it tells you how 'well you're doing' in the area of preparing for retirment.
Best if you can listen with the volume up.

Nationwide site.

My score was 185 and that is almost entirely built on the back of having sold my house a year and half ago as that allowed us to pay off the car, college loans and put a good chunk down on our current house.

I took it again as pre-November 2005 me and my score was: 194.  My house was worth $420,000 but of course this doesn't factor in that I could barely pay the mortgage, was struggling to make ends meet, had absolutely no savings and was borrowing money from my parents...  Well it factors in some of those but can't gauge the reality behind the numbers...

Of course it's not a perfect tool, nor does it claim to be...but it is interesting.

13789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 18, 2006, 12:51:54 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 17, 2006, 11:09:48 PM

If I recall, every time you try to open it, it will match the last three digits of your money.  So when you can do it a few times and it doesn't come up with a random number, that means it's an environmental variable.  Of those, money is the easiest one to manipulate to exact figures.

You must work for NASA.

I figured it was based on luck.
13790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shrek the Third on: December 17, 2006, 06:03:00 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 16, 2006, 02:17:50 AM

I'm sure I would love this one just as much as the first two.  About as much fun as...something sucky and unfun.  Pop references, toilet humor, Eddie Murphy: it just doens't get more uninspired than that.

Agreed. The Shrek franchise sucks.  thumbsdown
13791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 17, 2006, 05:38:35 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 17, 2006, 05:07:58 PM

In case you didn't look it up (or just for anyone else), with the "777" and similiar doors,
Spoiler for Hiden:
you need to get the last three digits of your money to match what is said on the door.

It's not necessary to use them to proceed, they just have items inside.

I would have never figured that out in a million years. How did you?
13792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 17, 2006, 04:57:46 PM
ATB-  I recommend you check gamefaqs.  It will point out that you're an idiot and forgot to go through a room that you so obviously must go through to continue the game and get the double jump ability.

Stop being a ninny.
13793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 17, 2006, 04:16:57 PM
Every where I go there's either a wall I can't get past, a flooded chamber, or a place to jump to that is too high for me to reach.

There's one place with a tumbler that has '777' on it, but I guess my luck isn't high enough as I've only ever gotten one 7.

Is there an ability I've not gotten yet that allows me to jump higher (I have the slow fall one)?

Do I need to boost my luck with items to get the 777?

How do you open/break walls?

13794  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 11:54:18 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 16, 2006, 11:52:11 PM

I am terrible at this game.


Not at all. You had quite a few chainsaw kills if IIRC.
13795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Retail demand for PS3 dropping below supply level? on: December 16, 2006, 07:57:01 PM

Quote from: Hetz on December 16, 2006, 07:51:53 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 16, 2006, 07:38:44 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 16, 2006, 07:34:44 PM

And lastly, anything Hetz does/says/buys need to be scrutinized for no reason.

I'd argue there is indeed reason for this and that reason is FUN!!!!

I'd argue the reason is more JEALOUSY....but what do I know. Everything I say is somehow wrong and/or foolish according to most of you. 

I'll go back to playing Motorstorm now, having a great time!  Tongue


Wish you would take a break to play us in GoW  :icon_sad:
13796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you don't fall in love with DQ9 after this new video, you have no heart on: December 16, 2006, 06:23:59 PM
I'm 28 hrs into DQ8.  I don't know that I have the heart to carry on as there's approximately another 70 hrs to go.   tear

I would love to have 9 on the DS as I can play it anywhere anytime and don't have to be shackled to the TV.

Question though: Does this mean there will be no AWESOME voice acting? 
13797  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At Last: Recognition for a Job Well Done! on: December 16, 2006, 03:47:19 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on December 16, 2006, 03:42:49 PM

The company I work for gives out bonuses every quarter depending on how well we are doing last year I made out with about $5,000 this year we are exceeding even last years numbers. icon_biggrin

Coincidentally, I have a nice statue I'll sell you for just that amount.
13798  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 03:44:34 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 16, 2006, 02:35:28 PM

One of the reasons I've cooled a bit on Gears is the 8 player limitation.   I wanted to get some time in last night, but by the time a slot opened I was fully engaged in playing R6.

Yeah I had that thought last night too. It seems it's feast or famine. We either have too many or not enough.

Of course, someone coudl have started a 2nd game...
13799  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 03:43:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 16, 2006, 03:37:28 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 16, 2006, 01:34:06 PM

Come on!  That's not true at all.  I think I killed you with the sniper rifle, the shotgun, the pistol, possibly the torque bow and melee.  I think I also grenade tagged you, someone got you with the hammer of dawn and don't forget the curb stomp.

There are a plethora of ways to kill and be killed.

I'll have to hand it to you ATB, you've turned into an godless machine of death in the game  icon_twisted 

Thank you?  paranoid

Now I just need to figure out what to use GoW towards....

Don't DO IT!!
13800  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Semen in your salad. on: December 16, 2006, 02:13:41 PM
Wonder how they caught him.

Police sketch artist.
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