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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 23, 2012, 05:28:21 AM
I heard the only way to get 5000 is to not sleep with any of the characters. So it's basically impossible.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 22, 2012, 02:37:37 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 21, 2012, 06:35:46 PM

Honestly, until the last five minutes of the game I would say that ME3 is the best game in the series.  But those last five minutes....
There in lies the problem though, with those final moments. It's like having the greatest piece of pie ever and then someone comes up and craps on the last bite. No matter how great the experience was, up to that point, you can't help but dwell on that final piece and your opinion for the whole is tainted because of it.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 21, 2012, 06:24:47 PM
For only $10 per character you can see what happens to each member of your team(s).

Honestly it's a good thing I decided to hold off on this one. As someone who values story and storytelling above all else everything I've read indicates that the level of excellence wasn't carried over from the first two.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Point and Click Adventure Games on: February 28, 2012, 04:08:31 PM
I haven't had time to check them out yet but Chris Jones and Aaron Conners have worked on three newish games.
165  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / So my iTunes account has been hijacked again on: February 27, 2012, 02:42:16 AM
Had my account hijacked last month as well, as did others (Some lost as much as $100). This time they were much cleverer and purchased a free app that had in-app purchases. So I'm most likely out $15 because they were in-app. Not a whole lot but it's still irritating. Both times have been Chinese developed games. I had changed my password from a single word to a word plus numbers and letters. My touch was jailbroken and I had updated over wifi a couple times so it might have happened because of that. Went ahead and updated it which removed the jailbreak. I know my computers are both clean (Haven't clicked on anything suspect, haven't opened any mail except when I was resetting a password, haven't visited any off the path websites) and earlier this month I completely wiped all permissions for iTunes. Also my account is not linked to a credit/debit card.

Anyone have any other suggestions for things I can do to prevent this from happening again? I'm also thinking I might as well purchase something that will kill the remaining credit that I have, if for no other reason than to not lose any more money.
166  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: You shouldn't vote for Romney because he speaks... French *gasp* on: January 14, 2012, 12:26:30 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on January 13, 2012, 11:16:10 PM

There are people out there who find such advertisements persuasive.

I plan to take advantage of them, hire them at substandard wages to perform my various menial tasks, and find ways to take their money to buy a beach house and maybe educate my children at ivy-festooned schools.  If it amuses me, I may find a way to have them legally classified as cattle.

First thought that popped in my head. God I hope he doesn't milk them.
167  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / You shouldn't vote for Romney because he speaks... French *gasp* on: January 13, 2012, 09:39:37 PM
The ad, released by rival Newt Gingrich, seeks to draw unflattering parallels between Mr Romney and another Massachusetts politician, John Kerry.
Entitled The French Connection, it features a clip of Mr Romney talking in French when he ran the Winter Olympics.
Correspondents say the highlighting of Mr Romney's alleged French-language skills is an attempt to portray him as an elitist, European-style liberal wimp.

This is Gingrich realizing he is done and trying anything to diminish Romney, if only by a little bit, just out of spite.
168  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Michelle Bachmann will not run in 2012 on: January 04, 2012, 09:52:40 PM
I wonder, did her husband tell her to quit or was she allowed to make the decision on her own like a big person?
169  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam: Great Gift Pile (trade talk - coupons, coal, etc.) on: January 01, 2012, 06:53:29 PM
2x 50% off Valve published
33% off Valve
50% off Revenge of the Titans
170  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Holiday Sale! on: December 26, 2011, 10:36:04 PM
While not really the best place for this, would anyone be interested in trading 7 coal for either 50% off Valve Library or 50% off Revenge of the Titans?
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 05, 2011, 01:38:56 AM
You may be on
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 23, 2011, 01:06:10 AM
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Latest PS3 Update EULA Taking Away Users Rights? on: September 18, 2011, 04:03:50 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 18, 2011, 03:33:17 PM

Quote from: sgoldj on September 17, 2011, 11:45:41 PM

Perhaps I mis-read the agreement, but there is a way to opt out of the binding arbitration and class action waiver under section 15.  What is the downside to opting out?

The downside is that you can't update your PS3 anymore, which means you can't play newer games or access the PS3 online store.

sgoldj isn't talking about not updating as a way to opt out. You can send a letter to the address they list and be removed from waiving your rights. A couple comments from ArsTechnica if you do plan on doing this. Make sure you send it by something like USPS signature confirmation so they cannot claim to have never gotten the letter. Also it's not clear if you will have to send a letter each time a new update comes around.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Latest PS3 Update EULA Taking Away Users Rights? on: September 17, 2011, 04:49:02 AM
That's really not much of a choice. Not only are they holding hostage a user that has purchased content from PSN or wishes to play online but also the developers that have their games up for download. I also don't like the precedent this might set. Yes there are probably other ways the company can be punished if found to have done something against the law. But those usually end up not reimbursing the customer but rather the state.
I'm speaking from no knowledge of this but it seems like the best way a customer can bring a company to court is through a class action along with other like minded people, otherwise the company will just draw it out knowing that an individual cannot afford a lengthy battle.

Legally I suspect that since they provide a way for a customer to opt out of surrendering their rights after accepting the download it will be fine. A bit grey but fine.

As far as spending their money on things other than lawsuits, I'm pretty sure that's what their lawyers are paid to handle already.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Latest PS3 Update EULA Taking Away Users Rights? on: September 17, 2011, 02:40:23 AM
It's as silly as shrink wrap EULAs. Though I'm pretty sure those did withstand a lawsuit.
176  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Portal was so bad Valve has to give it away - Until Sept 20 on: September 17, 2011, 02:37:22 AM
Oh sure they may try to disguise it as "helping" educators teach physics and critical thinking. But we all know what their plan really is. To get the kids hooked with their sweet sweet candy thereby destroying generations of young peoples hopes and dreams. Because really which would you rather do, study all night or think with portals? Trick question, there is no study only portals. So when the world is reduced to burning rubble and the populace are forced into Newell re-eduction camps don't come crying to me. No really, don't bother me, I've got portals to make.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 16, 2011, 01:17:00 AM
Star Fox Space Oddity
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Someone check Myto's attic: The Search for the Golden Cartridge on: September 14, 2011, 02:09:17 AM
Remember the guest that Weekend Confirmed had on that talked about his collection. Want to say he was a couple games short of having the full NES library. I believe he stated that someone had contacted the winners of the Nintendo Power contest. I'm assuming the guy had offered money and probably had a few takers, but where the cartridges are now I don't know.
179  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Free to Play (DDO and LOTR online), couple questions on: September 06, 2011, 05:14:20 PM
Here you go.
Click on details and it will show you how each of the tiers measures out.
180  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bachmann: Irene was political message from God on: September 02, 2011, 02:54:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 02, 2011, 03:38:39 AM

I think it's more likely God thought she'd be on the east coast and took the shots, but like a poor marksman he kept missing the target.
So you're saying God is a stormtrooper?
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 30, 2011, 04:49:56 PM
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars Kinect on: August 28, 2011, 12:19:49 AM
While it certainly is possible that the sync is off between the two videos. Going by the GameInformer piece, though, wow is this bad. I had definite reservations when they would show the player trying to lift away the speeder or really do anything, but figured that it's something that could be better tuned. But the Rancor footage is just awful.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft won't publish games on XBLA if they were on PSN first on: August 26, 2011, 02:18:39 AM
That whole thing reads like a little kid having a tantrum from not getting it's way. Maintaining a level playing field by restricting access to timed exclusives even though we do the same thing. Wow, just wow.

It's funny, when I initially bought both consoles in December I had a fear that the PS3 was just going to gather dust as I would mainly use the 360. But from the beginning I've found myself experiencing the opposite.
  • Media player is infinitely better
  • Dashboard is cleaner and quicker
  • Don't have to be online to play arcade type games
  • No bloody avatar
  • No imaginary currency
  • Controller feels better (Personal opinion)
  • HD upgrades are not x times more expensive than market
  • Larger swath of genres and more imaginative games
  • The trophy notification doesn't get in the way

I'm sure there are more but would probably be getting into more and more personal preference.
Also I'm not saying Sony hasn't miss-stepped as well. I definitely wish backwards compatability was still included. It would also be nice to see an indie space as maybe they would do a decent job at promoting it.

I am now wondering if this will be like the Gamecube for me. Where I end up buying games for it to justify the purchase.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 24, 2011, 04:01:47 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 24, 2011, 03:22:21 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on August 24, 2011, 03:11:54 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 24, 2011, 02:23:11 PM


There's no G in Thrift Store.

If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deadly Premonition-Prequel,Sequel and Special Edition planned on: August 24, 2011, 04:00:11 PM
No real opinion on the game other than I hope Jeff Cannata is forced to play it.
186  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Looking for a gaming laptop and possibly a netbook. Recommendations needed on: July 22, 2011, 11:56:07 PM
First off the laptop will not be a desktop replacement. What I would like power wise is something that can play MMOs on medium to high (I'm thinking LOTRO but really any of them) and at bare minimum run Mass Effect 2 at medium/high. Of course if I can get something that runs better than that I'm all for it.

As far as specifics I would like at least a 17" screen with a good view angle (My last one starting loosing color and brightness as soon as you deviated from dead center which was annoying). Would prefer an AMD/Radeon but I'm not firm on that. Would like a fairly large HD so SSD are out especially with how much they still cost. Would like an internal wireless and at least two USB ports. Anything else like say an HDMI out would be nice but certainly not a deal breaker. Oh and would like the speakers to be of decent quality as I would probably be using them as I watch something else on the TV, especially if I'm playing an MMO. Lastly, I do not care if the design is as ugly as sin just as long as typing on it is comfortable. I'm fine with spending $1000+ but something like from Apple is way too much for what you get.

Now on to the netbook or whatever. What I would like to use this for is document viewing/editing, web browsing and video playback. So while I am playing something on a console or computer to be able to look at it for reference and modify text as I go along. If and this is a big if since I will have the laptop, I do want to game on it I'm thinking DOSBox or maybe something like Uplink. I'm open to a tablet but it seems like what I want to do, especially text modification, requires more money beyond the initial investment. Admittedly I was looking to see if there were text editors for the touch so a tablet may be different. The big thing though is I want to be able to use this while offline. I don't keep my connection on at all times so some kind of storage is necessary. Also this device, whatever I may go with, should be fairly inexpensive so something like the iPad or probably most tablets are probably off the table. Again I would only be using this to fill a pretty small want so something fancy is not required.

Hope I listed everything that might come up.
187  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: DVD ripping & reverse converting - what is the best? on: July 22, 2011, 10:57:39 PM
It doesn't look like they provide ripping if the disc is encrypted/protected.

I will give this one a shot since I have a few FLV files that Super, DVDFab, or the PS3 Converter from 4Media just have a hard time with. Actually I can eventually get Super to work and it plays fine on the computer but the PS3 doesn't like it.
188  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: DVD ripping & reverse converting - what is the best? on: July 22, 2011, 03:39:44 PM
Might take a look at DVDFab. Used it in the past and worked incredibly well when I was ripping some of my dvds. Didn't use it to convert files but the option is there depending on which package you choose.
Super is something you might also look at. This one is free. It only does conversions thought.
189  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / My Final Fantasy XIII 360 ver for your PS3 ver on: July 18, 2011, 02:06:53 AM
I'm just throwing this out there to see if anyone would be interested in a swap. Just opened the shrink wrap on my copy, haven't put in the 360 yet. Initially decided I would rather have the 360 version because everyone seemed to be more in love with the gamerscore and achievements. But having played both systems I find that I don't care whose rewards I get but the idea of unlockable themes appeals more to me than gamerpics.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 07, 2011, 02:27:46 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 06, 2011, 06:20:12 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on June 06, 2011, 04:49:11 PM

Does anyone even start to believe that these are real?
From I remember, listening to VideoGameOutsiders, one of the creators has said that they made a fair amount of them up at the beginning. I'm pretty sure that she also said that they made some up for the book as well. It wouldn't shock me to hear that 25% are real with the rest being made up by the creators and contributors. I think it has also been pointed out here that some of the corrections shouldn't have happened to begin with.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A new chapter in The Longest Journey? on: April 09, 2011, 09:59:55 PM
The last solid news Ragnar had put out was that the third game was going to be episodic. He also said that even if they just make it a book he want to finish the story. Nothing new here, much like when BG&E pops up every once in a while and most everyone pines yet again for more.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 04, 2011, 12:43:16 AM

Landing strip?  saywhat
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Charlie Sheen rushed to Hospital on: March 01, 2011, 05:29:01 PM
It's going to be a good harvest this year.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 18, 2011, 01:31:33 AM

I don't have an opinion on his music, but this makes me think of him as less than a person.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 31, 2011, 02:52:44 AM

196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 31, 2011, 02:40:04 AM

197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 31, 2011, 02:37:27 AM

198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 01, 2011, 02:18:29 AM
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phantasmagoria on: December 23, 2010, 06:28:34 PM
There was an easter egg that they couldn't fit on the discs (Yes they ran out of space on all seven) where Adriane was supposed to jump up and shimmy along some pipes. Instead you could try to jump the gap, it then cut to a green screen with her on a mat and the director asking what she thought she was doing and her saying something like I thought I could make it. I could swear it used to be downloadable from this website but I just couldn't find it. Tried doing a search and coming up empty as well.

Would recommend Black Dahlia for a better FMV thriller/horror game or Amber for a more Myst type experience.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: December 10, 2010, 11:59:00 PM

Quote from: Gryndyl on December 10, 2010, 09:45:59 PM

Of course that made me re-watch most of the videos ParryGrip put out. Good bye hour.
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