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13801  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rumsfield is stepping down on: November 08, 2006, 06:41:38 PM
13802  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The f-word on: November 08, 2006, 03:52:19 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 08, 2006, 03:50:04 PM


So trite.  Your cold must be affecting your wit. You probably should get an enema.
13803  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dukes of Hazzard: What tune was the horn? on: November 08, 2006, 02:14:17 PM
So I'm walking into the office today and for whatever reason the General Lee's horn tune blows through my mind and it hit me: it's not just a cool sounding horn, originally conceived of and developed specifically for the show, it's a tune.

The only thought I can think of is 'I wish I was in Dixie.'

Am I right?

Still more proof that as you age, you don't have to stop learning.   thumbsup
13804  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How did Jaws Unleashed sell 500,000 copies? on: November 08, 2006, 02:11:22 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 08, 2006, 07:06:24 AM

I just have one question:

If I am playing the shark.... CAN I JUMP MYSELF????

Swing and a miss.
13805  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling sick - Need your help please. on: November 07, 2006, 07:42:40 PM
Zinc is supposed to be good for fighting off colds.

Practically speaking: can you call in to the meetings?  I'm sure participants would thank you for not spreading your contagion...
13806  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: G.o.W. on: November 07, 2006, 04:43:51 PM
As a future Live N00B what does all this mean? Will I be able to play with you guys or not?
13807  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Election Eve - Whats your prediction? on: November 07, 2006, 12:28:54 PM


13808  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why the Steelers suck this year... on: November 07, 2006, 12:27:39 PM
Hmm. Interesting. Could you please explain why Buffalo sux?
13809  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 03:04:46 AM
the wii will be plentiful. bundle not, dear friends and you can still party on dude!

13810  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: stressed on: November 06, 2006, 06:17:09 PM
Stress reliever typically.  Except when a portion of a game is kill your mother tough.  Then it's not.
13811  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: Knightshade is a Psycho Edition on: November 06, 2006, 06:13:58 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 06, 2006, 05:18:59 PM

Played the first 30 minutes of Psi-Ops.

I enjoyed that one quite a bit. Neat physics.  Not a BRILLIANT game, but I'd buy and play a sequel if there ever is one.
13812  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OK Gear-Heads... Fall In! on: November 06, 2006, 03:40:13 PM
In as I should have live Gold by this weekend and have finished DR by then as well. Of course, i ordered the game from the cheapest site and they may backorder me, but when I do finally have it, I'm in.

13813  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap: Knightshade is a Psycho Edition on: November 06, 2006, 02:32:28 PM
I played nothing this weekend.  Not. one. thing.
13814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally beat Cowboys From Hell on Expert on: November 06, 2006, 02:30:47 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 06, 2006, 04:03:20 AM

Cowboys, Bark at the Moon, and Crossroads are still tough for me on medium.  Everything else i can get 4 or 5 stars, but those are killing me!

Crossroads is my nemesis.

Bark at the moon I can pass on medium....funny, I actually don't remember what cowboys from hell is...
13815  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 06, 2006, 02:27:10 PM
GOW...but not quite yet. Haven't finished DR, but probably will by this weekend...if I ever get home.

Guitar Hero II

Possibly Elite Beat Agents (in the future).

What's History Channel Civil War?
13816  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EMERGENCE DAY! on: November 06, 2006, 02:25:59 PM

Quote from: JLu on November 06, 2006, 02:04:52 PM

5-6 hour main single player doesn't bother me

I heard 10 to 12...
13817  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doh! on: November 06, 2006, 03:03:14 AM
SO late to the party. Not that you can tell since he pic is dead in the OP.

Here is the proper response to it.
13818  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally beat Cowboys From Hell on Expert on: November 06, 2006, 02:51:34 AM
I can't even handle songs on hard...
13819  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 05, 2006, 02:51:39 AM

Quote from: Ridah on November 05, 2006, 02:20:48 AM

I feel like people are becoming interested in Resistance by default, there's nothing else whatsoever to get excited about or justify the price tag of the console. If Resistance was to be exclusive on the 360 this year, god forbid the same month as Gears of War, I don't think nearly as many people would care about it. Not to mention the developer, Insomniac, doesn't have any experience outside of the worlds of Spyro and Ratchet.

Yeah but that's pretty much true for all 360 releases thus far.  Would Saint's Row have sold as much if it weren't for 360 or if 360 released more than one 'major' game at a time?  Probably not.   People wouldn't even have talked about it.  It seems people all buy the same game, play it for a bit and then move on to the next...cause that's all they can do.
13820  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 05, 2006, 12:28:11 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 04, 2006, 11:46:08 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 04, 2006, 11:44:10 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 04, 2006, 10:13:51 PM

I'm a particularly pretty boy.

Clever.  Well done.  Wit like that will take you places.  Like Northwestern.  Good job.


Ouchee wouchee!
13821  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 3/Nov/06 on: November 05, 2006, 12:25:29 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 04, 2006, 09:14:55 PM

Tony Hawk's Project 8 for Xbox 360
Tony Hawk's Project 8 for Xbox
Tony Hawk's Project 8 for Xbox PS2
Call of Duty 3 for Xbox 360
Guitar Hero II for PS2
NWN2 for PC
Thrillville for PS2

Should be able to knock out the other two THP8 reviews tonight.  GHII is next...

A: How in the world do you find that much time to play.
B. How in the world do you find that much time to play?
C. How in THE WORLD do you find THAT much time to play!?!?!1
13822  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So I Ordered the 360 Vision Camera thing on: November 05, 2006, 12:22:02 AM
Because it was on Stootsi with 200 pts, the camera, a year of gold, 3 live games and something else for 54.99... 59.99 shipped.

I really doubt I'll ever use the camera, but the rest of the package was pretty sweet and I'll be on live soon!

Anyone have the camera or use it for anything?
13823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 1UP show (Gears, Zelda, Red Steel, Yoshi's Island 2) on: November 05, 2006, 12:19:43 AM
By the way the 1up Yours podcast is the best one I've found.  I currently listen to Gamespot (great, but I'm growing tired of it) and CAG (fun because of the interactions between Wombat and CheapyD)

If you discount all of the swearing on the 1up show- which doesn't bother most- it's an amazingly well thought out and informative broadcast. They really know not just games but the business of games.

And it is sometimes gut wrenching, rewind and re-listen until your sides hurt funny.
13824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 05, 2006, 12:16:53 AM
I'm very meh to PS3.  Only one game (Resistance) appeals to me, but it sounds REALLY good.

If I were, from poorest to richest: ATB, The Sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates, Teh Gellar, I would definitely scoop one up.

That said, I might possibly be getting one at launch and if I can work the numbers or figure a way to afford it, I'll keep it.  In the likely event that I can't, I'll be attempting to sell it. Even if the market is flooded and I can get, say, 800.00 for it, that's still a 200 gain which almost covers a Wii and/or cushions the costs of our upcoming DisneyWorld vacation.

If, the market is so bad that I can't make any money on it, I'll sell it to someone here at cost + shipping and insurance + 25.00 for my time.

13825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need.... 360.... SO badly... on: November 04, 2006, 12:52:29 PM
I feel nearly the same way...though I'm just out of town and it will be there when I -eventually- get back home...
13826  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I can't believe I just bought a faceplate for the 360 on: November 04, 2006, 12:48:54 PM
I saw a pretty cool GOW one at EB last night. 19.99. No thanks...not that I'd ever stoop so low as to buy one cause I'm not THAT big a l0zr.   :slywink:
13827  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R6 Demo on: November 04, 2006, 12:45:53 PM
So is the demo newb friendly? I've never played a R6 game...
13828  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 3/Nov/06 on: November 03, 2006, 10:13:37 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 03, 2006, 04:40:11 PM

*takes a deep breath....*

Tony Hawk's Project 8 for Xbox 360
Tony Hawk's Project 8 for Xbox
Tony Hawk's Project 8 for Xbox PS2
Call of Duty 3 for Xbox 360
Guitar Hero II for PS2
NWN2 for PC
Thrillville for PS2

All of which I'm reviewing in the short term.  The first 5 hitting on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on embargo.

Seeing a list like that makes me glad I don't run or work for a gaming website.  The same title on three platforms?  I'm guessing you are going to log at least 2 to 3 hrs per platform.  eek  Plus all that other stuff? Man, sounds like work to me.
13829  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are the symptoms of a 360 about to go bad? on: November 03, 2006, 10:10:49 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 03, 2006, 09:40:52 PM

So...if anyone's interested, I called this afternoon and gave me the tracking number of the box that went out.  UPS says it should be here by next week.  Now I don't know what to do.  I should send my 360 in for repairs and hope for the best and use the time without it to play PS2 games.  But my birthday is next week and I haven't had a new game in forever.

Well, I'd take the first option and work on the backlog...but mine is currently 23 that's why I'm leaning that way.  And if it has been forever already a couple more weeks shouldn't be unbearable...

If you just *can't* wait, well...
13830  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pulling Eject on Nintendo Wii Purchase on: November 03, 2006, 05:57:42 PM
The unexpected arrival of a 360 has significantly reduced my cash stream so I won't be going all in on the Wii come launch day.

That plus the PS2 library + my DSL = Not enough time for another platform.

So...even though I'm truly intrigued by it, I'll be on the sidelines for the indefinite future.

13831  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 3/Nov/06 on: November 03, 2006, 02:57:12 PM
Sigh. My trip has been unexpectedly extended...thusly, my only outlet will be DS which I haven't touched at all this week.  I SO miss Dead Rising, but won't be able to play 360 until Thursday at the earliest. That will make....more than 2 weeks since I last played any console at all.

So, but, yet, hopefully, I'll get some DS time in the coming days.

Battles of Prince of Persia is on my hitlist.
13832  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 03, 2006, 03:18:01 AM
I actually tried to go to sleep and couldn't becuase I thought my first post sounded's not meant to.

I hope the dialogue continues...
13833  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 03, 2006, 02:28:18 AM
The attachment you place on sex is a bit much me thinks.  Sex or insanity are preposterous when considered the only opposite poles.

I think you're a sex addict.  Replace sex with heroin and you can clearly see the correlation I'm drawing.  You're an addict without the fix. 

That's the crux of the problem and it manifests itself in frustration and as we prefer our feelings not to be devoid of meaning, that frustration for your must have a conclusion and you're 'shrink' and you seem to think that that end point is suicide or psychosis.  That doesn't mean, however, that that's where it has to go.
13834  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 02, 2006, 06:25:24 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 02, 2006, 04:24:30 PM

That is so great.
13835  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 100 Scariest Movie Scenes on: November 01, 2006, 03:40:54 AM
My most scary scene is from a non-horror movie: Saving Private Ryan.

When Mellish is fighting the German hand to hand and the German finally gets the upper hand and slides the knife into him.

I almost blacked out.


13836  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Live Rep on: November 01, 2006, 03:34:41 AM

Quote from: jblank on October 31, 2006, 09:35:58 PM

For some reason I have a 75% with a couple of people docking me for language. saywhat I make it a personal mission to NOT curse on XBL, so whatever these people are complaining about is a mystery to me.

Not enough cursing?
13837  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I just got an xbox 360, now I have questions on: November 01, 2006, 03:28:22 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 01, 2006, 03:23:02 AM

Quote from: DocD on November 01, 2006, 02:57:50 AM

Thanks for the offer Graham but after looking at my finances I'm going to have to wait for a while. When I want to use Live I'll just have to hook it up to my computer monitor for the time being.


You will probably want to hook it up to your network and monitor to power it up at least once and download the updates that have been made available.  I personally just run CAT5 cable to my 360, but I live alone so there's nobody to tell me it's in the way or looks bad.  icon_smile

I could let DocD sublet Purge from me and he can tell you how to run Cat5 through the walls!  Huzzah for purge!  Huzzah for wired Live access
13838  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Oh boy.....this could get real ugly.... on: October 30, 2006, 09:41:54 PM
I'm on the fringe of getting one, having a pre-order number of 10, so if they cut NA by 1/5 then I'm outta luck.
13839  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap 30/Oct/06 on: October 30, 2006, 12:21:36 PM
Other than some Dead Rising on Friday Night I got nothing.  Did run 26.2 miles yesterday though... thumbsup
13840  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / BC Down? on: October 29, 2006, 11:21:47 PM
Can't seem to hit it.  Anyone else?
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