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13921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Carolina official says, "Sterilize bad parents." on: October 02, 2006, 05:18:12 PM

Quote from: warning on October 02, 2006, 04:45:56 PM

It's amazing to me that people need a license to fish but not to procreate.

That's quote worthy if I ever saw something that was.

13922  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 02, 2006, 05:17:22 PM

Quote from: JLu on October 02, 2006, 04:07:58 PM

Superbowl XLI -- a Patriots Bears rematch!

Woot! Dig McMahon up and he can have a cameo in the Superbowl shuffle reissue!
13923  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 02, 2006, 03:48:31 PM
Bills are  this |--| close to being 4-0.  But they stink so, you're possibly right.  Baltimore is so solid, but I'd have to say the Bears are playing the best right now.  Cincy would have been arguable if they hadn't gotten smacked around. Same with Jax.
13924  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a lot of fun on: October 02, 2006, 03:42:20 PM
I don't remember the final boss...but needless to say, it's nowher near as difficult as the hammer brothers...
13925  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My 360's Blog on: October 02, 2006, 03:41:32 PM
Whoa. That's pretty cool.

Followed a couple of links. Some people have gamer scores in the 70k range.  They had better be game reviewers!  eek
13926  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock- What's the Big Deal? on: October 02, 2006, 03:36:11 PM

Quote from: kathode on October 02, 2006, 02:20:15 PM

We're putting a stake through the heart of all those FPS cliches.  Watch out for that security camera!!!


Precisely.

Hit the security station to turn the robots off.......blah blah.

Oh and the gun looks ridiculous  icon_evil

13927  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 02, 2006, 02:23:45 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 02, 2006, 12:32:18 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 02, 2006, 12:23:03 PM

I typically allow myself 2 sodas per week, but there are times that a meal- at least in my mind- requires one.

Mexican food (specifically Taco Bell), Pizza...hamburgers and hotdogs with chips.

As The Dew is my preferred soda, if I stand firm this month, I can effectively eliminate 1530 calories from my diet (4.5 weeks x2 MT Dew (170 cals per) = 1530.
Are your two sodas/week always cans of soda? I'm only curious because you mention eating at Taco Bell.  A single cup of soda at the self-serve fountain could easily be 24 ounces (2 cans) or even more if you ever get refills.

Oh I know it!

I have been to TB possibly 4 times this year so it's not a frequent occurence.  But yes, it throws off the curve something fierce on those weeks.
13928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 02, 2006, 02:22:20 PM
This

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 02, 2006, 01:33:40 PM


Probably a little less than a twelve pack plus the occassional soda when we go out to eat (I normally have unsweetened tea at restaurants).  No calories though- I prefer diet sodas. 

+
Quote
I'm in the same boat.  During the week, 24 oz cup in the morning, 20 oz cup in the afternoon, brew a pot after dinner (though it's rare that I polish off the entire pot.  2/3 is probably pretty typical). 

On weekends, full pot in the morning and usuallly a full pot at night. 


How is it that you are not:

1. Suffering absolute kidney/liver failure
2. Dead

?
13929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/2) on: October 02, 2006, 02:05:53 PM
Nada until Bully...if the reviews are good.
13930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick, name a video-game franchise you dislike on: October 02, 2006, 01:29:40 PM
Street Fighter



13931  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock- What's the Big Deal? on: October 02, 2006, 01:13:54 PM
System Shock 2 was a masterpiece. Except for 'The Many' intestinal rectum level which I never finished.
13932  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Number of Sodas per week. on: October 02, 2006, 12:23:03 PM
As I embark on a soda free October, I'm curious as to how vice addled my fellow GTers are.

I typically allow myself 2 sodas per week, but there are times that a meal- at least in my mind- requires one.

Mexican food (specifically Taco Bell), Pizza...hamburgers and hotdogs with chips.

As The Dew is my preferred soda, if I stand firm this month, I can effectively eliminate 1530 calories from my diet (4.5 weeks x2 MT Dew (170 cals per) = 1530.

Not too shabby.
13933  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bioshock- What's the Big Deal? on: October 02, 2006, 12:16:23 PM
I saw a 15 minute narrated trailer on Bioshock and the guy's all look at our revolutionary AI. They show a robot walking around trying to find a little girl.  Then the little girl comes out and you can 'scare' her.  The robot warns you, blah blah.

How is this revolutionary in any regard and why is Bioshock getting so much 'OMG it's amazing!?' coverage.

Additionally, it talks about how the environments are different. Looks like a bunch of corridors to me.

Splain?

This is PC and 360 so I'm putting the thread here...
13934  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super-Happy Birthday Party #8! on: October 02, 2006, 10:40:05 AM
Soooo Good! thumbsup
13935  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap 2/Oct/06 on: October 02, 2006, 10:38:00 AM
Between parties, yardwork, hanging with the fams and marathon training, this was a very scant weekend of gaming for me:

1 hr of Battles of Prince of Persia

20 minutes of Killer 7

40 minutes of Okami- all of which was lost because there wasn't a save point when I needed one (Makeover home edition was coming on for teh w1fe).

Total game time 2 hrs.  Total productive game time: 1 hr 20 mins.
13936  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: October 01, 2006, 08:24:50 PM
As further incentive to buy a pink DS: Any pink DS purchased at Target this week will have 100% of the profits donated by Nintendo and Target to fight breast cancer.
13937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 01, 2006, 05:20:49 PM
17.2 miles this morning. 2 hrs 46 minutes and 28 seconds for a per mile time of 9:41. Not too shabby, but man I'm sure the extra 15 I'm carrying is really hampering my endurance come the later miles.

Strict diet October is here.  No sodas, extremely limit junk food and I'm going to try- for the first time in my life- to limit carbs to day before runs days.

Zounds. I'll weigh in tomorrow or the next day to see how quickly (hopefully!) things drop off.
13938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a lot of fun on: October 01, 2006, 05:16:41 PM

Quote from: Dafones on October 01, 2006, 04:26:27 PM

Still playing, still enjoying, but man, man did that sub-boss fight after the second chariot race drain my spirits. It's not necessarily a bad fight on it's own, but I must have attempted a dozen sessions against the sword-and-axe twins without scratching them before I was sent weeping to game faqs to see just what I was doing wrong.

O RLY?  slywink

Really no other comment as the linked rant pretty much sums it up.

13939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $2,000,000,000.00 Per Week. on: September 29, 2006, 11:42:00 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 29, 2006, 09:44:47 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 29, 2006, 09:37:31 PM

Bah, I can't even stand looking at him anymore

I want vomit everytime I look at that bastard. I regard him no better than the piles of dog shit in my neighbors back yard. Thus.. 2 more years of this shit.   crybaby What would you pay to get into a ring with Bush at one of those UFC matches so I could legally pound the living hell out of him and fix that smirk once and for all??  A lot I bet.  nod

As bush is considered the fittest president in decades, he'd probably knock your out of shape butt inside of two rounds.
13940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $2,000,000,000.00 Per Week. on: September 29, 2006, 09:25:37 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 29, 2006, 09:07:57 PM

Sure I would, an illegitamate war is an illegitamate war, regardless. 

What pray tell, is a legitimate war?
13941  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $2,000,000,000.00 Per Week. on: September 29, 2006, 08:35:10 PM

Quote from: Doopri on September 29, 2006, 07:39:09 PM

maybe you like kobra, maybe you dont.  maybe you like president bush, maybe you dont.  but come on wheres the outrage? this is our money!  or i guess more accurately our childrens and grandchildrens money - theyre the ones who will have to deal with outrageous interest rate jumps or a vastly depreciated currency (at best).  if i went into your house and stole your lousy 600 tv youd be furious - i guess this goes to show you if youre going to do something, do it on a scale so large its numbing to even comprehend

Are we still paying for WWII? Korea, Gulf I, Vietnam or the Revolutionary war?

Quote
will have to deal with outrageous interest rate jumps or a vastly depreciated currency

Let me get this straight: Because we're spending 100 billion dollars a year on a war, the whole country is going to collapse and our children will be defending their cardboard box homes from Pirannah men?  
13942  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $2,000,000,000.00 Per Week. on: September 29, 2006, 07:23:20 PM
Quote
Bush is going to leave this country in tatters,

Ok. Come on now.  Tatters?  Darfur is tatters.  Any of another dozen African countries are tatters (but we shouldn't help them as we need to money! -sorry, I editorialized that-).  Parts of the former Soviet bloc are tatters.  The US tatters?  

When the roving bands of genocidal militia start circling or when we're machine gunning poor people looking for a better life for themselves and their children, then I'll agree, we're in tatters.

13943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $2,000,000,000.00 Per Week. on: September 29, 2006, 06:02:53 PM
Of course schools were in tip top shape when Bush came into office and they've since begun an unprecendented slide-30+ years of decline!  And everyone was insured too before him too.

Of course, if Bush was offering funds for land mines and machine gun nests on the Mexican border, there'd be no problem then would there?
13944  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 29/Sep/06 on: September 29, 2006, 03:13:31 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on September 29, 2006, 02:54:56 PM

Arkon - You could always take up knitting.

On my way to the car dealer for some work, there was an interesting report on knitting on NPR.  I'm thinking it might be a good hobby to take up to bond with my wife and daughter.
13945  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $2,000,000,000.00 Per Week. on: September 29, 2006, 02:54:45 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on September 29, 2006, 01:28:41 PM

What does Dubya care? It's us forking over the bill for the war, thats a lot of tax money when there's so many things we could be doing here in the U.S. instead with that kind of money.

Future generations will be paying dearly for Dubya's record high deficit.
I cant believe we have to have this idiot in power for 2 more years.


Deficits come and go. Let's not be melodramatic. 
13946  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300! on: September 29, 2006, 02:53:31 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on September 29, 2006, 02:00:19 PM

I'm guessing it's going to be just as depraved as Sin City turned out to be.  icon_lol

This would be the only thing keeping me from seeing it. I still wish I'd never sat through Sin City. It's just so depraved and pointless.  Ugh.
13947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 29/Sep/06 on: September 29, 2006, 01:23:38 PM
I've got a busy weekend ahead so playing prospects don't look good.

I want to get back to Killer 7 so as not to forget how to play or where to go.

Am also going to try to get some good time in with Okami.  It's rather brilliant.

I'm also desiring to play some DQVIII, but don't know that I'll manage to swing it.

In the portable genre: Battles of Prince of Persia will get my attention with hopes of figuring out how to play it.
13948  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Card Based TBS Games: Specifically Battle of Prince of Persia on: September 29, 2006, 01:18:21 PM
I picked up Battles of Prince of Persia on the cheap and from what I understand Mage Knight is card based too.

I have no experience with card based games in real life or in a game and am a bit lost. I've only played through the first mission (which is a tutorial).  I'm enjoying the mechanics, but I have no idea how to build a good deck. Can anyone offer any tips?

If I have cards that let me take 4 moves, why shouldn't I always use them? Don't I want to move as many guys and make as many attacks as soon as possible so that the enemy is weakend in his counter attack?

When should I pass my turn?

Should I rebuild my deck every time for every scenario?

Other tips?





13949  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii information from EBGames Convention. on: September 29, 2006, 01:12:20 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 29, 2006, 12:56:25 PM

Quote from: Kobra
The Wii is out of the picture now, the PS3 is definately out.

Quote from: Kobra on September 29, 2006, 03:51:09 AM

From
what i have seen Nintendo has great ideas and i am deffinately going
to buy a Wii.


Which is it, Mr. Kobra?  Is the Wii out of the picture or are you buying one?  icon_lol

That first quote was from your dazzle me into buying a 360 thread.  It stuck out it my mind when I replied to it when you first posted it because you stated a Wii was out, but you didn't say why.  Anyway, just posted to pick on you.   Tongue

I actually think that's still part of the email from his friend.

I appreciate that despite his lack of interest in the console, he's still passing along details to those of us who are excited about it.
13950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Great Madden Wii preview at IGN on: September 29, 2006, 01:10:25 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 29, 2006, 12:57:57 PM

So, they are marketing their video game system to people who don't play video games?

It's a nice little thought, but I'm still not sure this is the best route to go.

It's like Toyota coming out with a new car aimed at people who don't have their license. Yeah, someone may be inspired enough to buy one, but I wouldn't imagine it would sell much.


It has been years and years since I've played a Madden game, and it will probably be years and years still until I ever do again. But this is an interesting development. It's good that the control scheme is coming together, but I'm still skeptical myself simply becuase I think the greatest obstacle to overcome is going to be the millions of people who are used to playing with a standard controller.

I just don't see the fan base for this title on the Wii.  But again, maybe their target is me: someone who hasn't spent a dime on Madden in...gosh...11 years who will be drawn by the innovation...
13951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $2,000,000,000.00 Per Week. on: September 29, 2006, 11:43:24 AM
Is that in 1.00 bills or 100.00s?

I guess it wouldn't be as visually arresting if it was a guy standing next to a check... ninja2
13952  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii information from EBGames Convention. on: September 29, 2006, 11:40:19 AM
Is this for the 170.00 version or the 249.00 version?  icon_wink

13953  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 29, 2006, 11:38:57 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on September 29, 2006, 04:17:28 AM

I love pink color and I'm a man that use female nickname online.smile


Psst. I don't know that you're helping... disgust


 icon_wink
13954  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This makes me sad.. on: September 28, 2006, 10:09:22 PM
Yeah, I was intentionally baiting you and it was the wrong thing to do.

I apologize.
13955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This makes me sad.. on: September 28, 2006, 09:19:33 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 28, 2006, 09:12:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 28, 2006, 08:51:07 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 28, 2006, 06:09:20 PM



I'll make you a deal; apply a bit of thought to this issue,

Wash your finger before you point at my spots.

Minefields and machine gun nests are a 'bit of thought'?   Are we at war with Mexico? How else could you justify such an action?  Perhaps if we substituted sniper nests for the machine guns we could pick them off from a 1/2 mile out! 

My finger is quite clean sir, and before you point back at me, check your facts. I never said minefields or machine gun nests were a good idea, in fact, if you would read what I wrote, you will see that I never even hinted at anything like that at all.

That said, if it takes an armed prescence down there to act as a deterrent, then fine, I support that, but its a helluva stretch to go from armed patrols and monitoring, to machine gun nests and minefields. Come on man, think about it, use that noggin for a moment. If someone was constantly trying to break the laws and violate your rights, by possibly breaking into your house, would you not take measure to ensure you and yours were more secure? Jeez, how is this even an issue in this day and age? Whatever, always gotta be some contrarians around, so be it.

Pay attention. You got on my case because I took Kobra to task for for his machine gun/minefield comment. So you complicitly acknowledged/supported that argument.
13956  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This makes me sad.. on: September 28, 2006, 08:58:48 PM
Oh and we can torpedo the makeshift rafts on their way from Cuba too!  Jblank for President!
13957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This makes me sad.. on: September 28, 2006, 08:51:07 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 28, 2006, 06:09:20 PM



I'll make you a deal; apply a bit of thought to this issue,

Wash your finger before you point at my spots.

Minefields and machine gun nests are a 'bit of thought'?   Are we at war with Mexico? How else could you justify such an action?  Perhaps if we substituted sniper nests for the machine guns we could pick them off from a 1/2 mile out! 
13958  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This makes me sad.. on: September 28, 2006, 06:06:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 28, 2006, 06:06:39 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 28, 2006, 05:58:39 PM

4 incomprehensible rants in a row.


Stop padding.
13959  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300! on: September 28, 2006, 04:22:03 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on September 28, 2006, 03:52:18 PM

After reading the thread title I was all set to congratulate you for bowling a perfect game.

Sadly, 205 is still my high game.  :icon_sad:
13960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 300! on: September 28, 2006, 02:59:08 PM
Madness? This is SPARTAAAAA!!!!

Can't wait for this.
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