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13801  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lasik surgery tomorrow on: October 16, 2006, 03:41:06 PM

Quote from: JLu on October 16, 2006, 03:38:41 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 16, 2006, 03:34:54 PM

If you don't mind me asking, how much does Lasik cost these days?

It's pretty cheap at Costco, and you can return your eyes if they mess it up!!   thumbsup

Winnar!

I had mine done in February.  That thread is the saga leading up to and after.

I was on the high end of -9 and am now seeing 20/20 in my left and 20/25 in my right.

Side effects: halos at night (not terrible) and when the seasons change I need lubricating drops.

Cost: 2650 per eye for me.

WOuld have been worth it at double the cost. I now have movie star good looks. thumbsup
13802  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/16) on: October 16, 2006, 02:12:46 PM

Quote from: siege on October 16, 2006, 02:11:53 PM

Just Contact for me.

Might get this if reviews are good/similar to Killer 7.
13803  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 16, 2006, 02:11:34 PM
Sorry! By selling the 2 bundled games I'm still only in the 1 game at a time parameter.

Wahh wahh wahhhh  :slywink:
13804  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/16) on: October 16, 2006, 02:09:02 PM

Quote from: Rubyeye on October 16, 2006, 02:06:03 PM

BULLY!  This is my first PS2 day one purchase.  Please don't turn out to be a bad game!

1up Yours Podcast seemed to be glowing about it.  Can't wait for it.

Have had it as my background on my PC since forever.
13805  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/16) on: October 16, 2006, 02:04:53 PM

Have bully pre-ordered at Outpost. 35.00 shipped!

Huzzah!
13806  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: 360 Premium +3 Games $449.99! on: October 16, 2006, 01:59:37 PM
Did this deal. Ordered it Friday. It just arrived DHL! Huzzah!
13807  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 16, 2006, 01:59:07 PM
Wow! It just arrived!  Two days later and it's here. Amazing!
13808  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 16, 2006, 10:29:48 AM
Had my first soda of the month at my son's birthday party.
13809  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ideal Game Length For You? on: October 16, 2006, 10:10:37 AM
Might should be in general gaming, but...

What's your ideal game length? 

Based on a comment by Kevin Grey in some thread somewhere and listening to an old 1up Yours podcast, the topic has been on my brain.

There are many variables to consider 10 hrs of genius is better than 30 hrs of crap. Additionally there's cost to time played ratio, but if you parse it down to what your schedule is, your RL commitments, etc,  overall what's your ideal length for a game.

I'll stick to what I replied to KG and go with 11-20 leaning toward the upper end of that range as a game of that length, unless I stay up late and neglect sleep, will last me weeks and weeks.  20 to 30 hr games also fit within the sweet spot. 
13810  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 16, 2006, 10:00:36 AM
Update:

Well, instead of waiting around on Amazon, I jumped on the 360+3 games for 459.00 shipped from outpost.

I'm planning on selling Saint's Row and Test Drive Unlimited on Ebay and making Dead Rising my first 'next gen' experience.

Hopefully, I'll find time to have it done by GoW's release date.
13811  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap 16/Oct/06 on: October 16, 2006, 09:52:07 AM
For me, it was a pretty good gaming weekend. I got about 3 hours of Killer 7 in.  I also watched the first cutscene that really truly bothered me.

This game is whacked, but unique and that's why I'll keep going.
13812  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Joys of buffalo on: October 16, 2006, 12:08:21 AM
All the industry up and leaving, there's nothing to do there but eat and drink and get fat dying.
13813  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The most bizzare game you have ever player is... on: October 16, 2006, 12:02:05 AM
MDK is pretty unusual.  What an underappreciated series that was.  I wish they'd make a third.
13814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: John Woo's presents Stranglehold on: October 16, 2006, 12:00:54 AM
Hard Boiled is a great movie. The gunfight throughout the hallways of that one place (spoiler free!) is an epic example of action, special effects and camera work.

13815  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 warranty -- worth it? on: October 15, 2006, 11:59:52 PM
When mine arrives, I plan on getting it.
13816  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: John Woo's presents Stranglehold on: October 15, 2006, 05:48:16 PM
OMG!  Max Payne 1/2 are two of my favorite games.  This looks incredible. Hopefully, I'll have GoW done by then so I can buy it  icon_biggrin
13817  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Joys of buffalo on: October 15, 2006, 04:59:22 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 15, 2006, 12:53:56 AM

Quote from: ATB on October 15, 2006, 12:14:20 AM

Now the appearance of the roads actually matches the slow icy death Buffalo has been experiencing for decades...rest in peace.

WTF is that supposed to mean?

Buffalo has been a dying city for decades.
13818  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Joys of buffalo on: October 15, 2006, 12:14:20 AM
Now the appearance of the roads actually matches the slow icy death Buffalo has been experiencing for decades...rest in peace.
13819  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 15, 2006, 12:13:15 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 14, 2006, 01:55:36 PM

Yeah. At least he can show gratefulness for help offered.  disgust

HOORAYA FOR ME! I AM TEH BETTAR THEN LORD EBANSTONE!
13820  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is beauty? on: October 15, 2006, 12:12:11 AM
That photoshop was amazing.
13821  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Bully 34.99 Shipped on: October 14, 2006, 09:34:24 PM
http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4512537

Again via Cag
13822  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gears of War 45.98 shipped @ familyvideo on: October 14, 2006, 12:06:18 AM
It appears the page to put cc info is secure though...
13823  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gears of War 45.98 shipped @ familyvideo on: October 13, 2006, 11:57:42 PM
Hmm. Their account screen doesn't seem to be secured...
13824  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Gears of War 45.98 shipped @ familyvideo on: October 13, 2006, 11:54:02 PM
Courtesy of CAG:

Quote
snatched this from sd

http://shop.famvid.com/catalog/produ...ucts_id=256609

$49.99 with .99 cent shipping.

theres also a $5 off coupon - NEWMEM96


You can also get Red Steel for 38.96 shipped.
13825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The most bizzare game you have ever player is... on: October 13, 2006, 11:45:15 PM
I've killed the boss known as cloudman in Killer 7. It's one wacked out game but stylistically incredible.
13826  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd question - Paying Bills? on: October 13, 2006, 07:45:46 PM
I go online about twice a month and pay them.  I can't think of a bill that isn't paid online...if I have one it's gone unpaid for a LONG time slywink
13827  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 13, 2006, 04:01:10 PM
Well, I must say I didn't see that coming...
13828  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 13, 2006, 03:58:15 PM
bowdown bowdown bowdown


 thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup PURGE IS THE MAN  thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup 


bowdown bowdown bowdown

:biggrin:
13829  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A Brilliant Clint Eastwood Interview re: Flags of Our Fathers on: October 13, 2006, 03:56:00 PM
Well, it still fits... sorta.
13830  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 13/Oct/06 on: October 13, 2006, 03:40:01 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 13, 2006, 02:50:28 PM

I've also gotten the itch to dig up Metal Arms from my box of oldies and give it a try on the 360. 


One of my favorite games this generation. If you haven't played it at all, you're in for a treat. The humor is awesome, the gameplay is nice and varied and the levels are a hoot.

Huzzah for you!
13831  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Interface Screens? on: October 13, 2006, 01:54:26 PM

Quote from: Arkon on October 13, 2006, 01:44:52 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 13, 2006, 01:28:29 PM

Certainly not as slick as the 360, but people need to keep in mind that the reason the buttons are so big is because you will be using the wiimote to navigate.

Why do the buttons need to be big, I thought the WiiMote was gonna be super sensitive?

Ease of use?
13832  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Interface Screens? on: October 13, 2006, 01:32:35 PM
Yeah. Pretty meh. Haven't seen the PS3s..
13833  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Brilliant Clint Eastwood Interview re: Flags of Our Fathers on: October 13, 2006, 12:49:21 PM
Clint Eastwood interviewed by USAToday. He says some pretty profound stuff and comes across as a wizened veteran of life.

It's a good read.
13834  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 13, 2006, 12:14:45 PM
190.5.

I haven't run much, but man...I've not been eating that poorly.

I just don't understand my body.
13835  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Inbox/Outbox/Botox Limits? on: October 13, 2006, 11:49:07 AM
With the old software there was a bar stating your box is x of y full.  When it hit 100 you were basically hosed.

Are there limits on the new ones? I have lotso messages but haven't seen a status yet saying I'm nearing critical message overloadzorz!

Halp?
13836  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 VGA Cable: F-ing Audio cables are too short! on: October 13, 2006, 11:46:22 AM
Listen to Purge.  He is a great man.  GREAT.
13837  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kill me now please on: October 13, 2006, 11:45:14 AM
Wombat on the Cagcast had enormous difficulties (not as bad as you) and he basically got to the point where he called in and said "I want free stuff.' and they gave him a choice of PGR3 or Kameo.

Time to make some noise Arkon.
13838  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Gamers with families, how do you manage playing time on: October 13, 2006, 10:47:20 AM
I'd say I probably play between 3-8 hrs a week.  Most of that time is on the DS during visits to the library, but I can usually sneak in an hour here and there on a consle after the kids have gone to bed.

I used to get almost all of my gaming time in on Friday and Saturday nights when I'd stay up until 1 AM or so (I know crazy late!). However, I'm not able to stay up late on the weekends and game right now due to marathon training (what was I thinking...again?!) but that ends at the end of the month.

We're not big tv people either- our totals this week are in the neighborhood of 6-7 hours so I don't lose much time to that.

My time is so limited and I have such a backlog, I don't know why I'm even getting a 360...
13839  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: What is an 'Action' Game? on: October 13, 2006, 10:42:36 AM
So Diablo II is an action game? Max Payne? Bloodrayne? Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
13840  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 13/Oct/06 on: October 13, 2006, 10:41:39 AM
I don't know about you, but this week flew by for me despite the fact that I haven't had one good night's sleep.

This weekend sees me finishing up the cabling job for the X360's pending arrival (super shout out to Purge for his help), my son's first birthday bash on saturday and then an evening with PR_GMR, Tareeq and possibly Ralph Wiggam and Captain Caveman.

As for gaming, I'll probably play just Battles of Prince of Persia. I'm on mission 17 of 24. While the story isn't super and the AI isn't perfect (like Advanced Wars DS), I must say again, I'm loving playing it.

Might also get some time in with Killer 7. Possibly Okami if the mood strikes.
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