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2001  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BIOWARE-(at least)20 members of Mass effect team quit!!! on: September 10, 2007, 09:55:37 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 10, 2007, 03:45:21 AM

Quote from: Arkon on September 10, 2007, 12:48:14 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 09, 2007, 10:57:49 PM

Quote from: kronovan on September 09, 2007, 10:22:01 PM

I've done a number of consulting gigs in Edmonton over the last 7 years and have always liked the city. Sure it's cold in winter, but It only usually reaches 40 below for about 2 weeks of the year; usually about 0 degrees F. It may not be the best place to live but the populations about 700K now so there's definitely no shortage of places to go and things to do; trendy Whyte avenue comes to mind.

heck, even 0 degrees F is pretty darn cold.


Wuss

what can I say?  those of us in the civilized parts of the country have developed indoor heating, so temperatures that cold tend to make us not like them  Tongue

Yeah, but burning the kitchen chairs doesn't really qualify as indoor heating... And also we aren't allowed to marry our cousins way up here.... icon_lol
2002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BIOWARE-(at least)20 members of Mass effect team quit!!! on: September 09, 2007, 07:15:49 PM

Quote from: Calvin on September 09, 2007, 06:09:25 PM

Quote from: Arclight on September 09, 2007, 10:34:18 AM

I love how they say, "partly because its in the middle of nowhere"..........Yeah, yeah, thats what we'll keep telling the rest of the World...After all us "hosers" don't really want people to know the truth about Canada...

We'll be just fine keeping it to ourselves thank you very much.

And oh, just to drag this back on topic, there is more to this than meets the eye....well doh.
Dude, even people that work at Bioware admit it's in the middle of god knows what where.

So that makes it true? Bah, friggin ignorant Yanks............. icon_twisted
2003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BIOWARE-(at least)20 members of Mass effect team quit!!! on: September 09, 2007, 10:34:18 AM
I love how they say, "partly because its in the middle of nowhere"..........Yeah, yeah, thats what we'll keep telling the rest of the World...After all us "hosers" don't really want people to know the truth about Canada...

We'll be just fine keeping it to ourselves thank you very much.

And oh, just to drag this back on topic, there is more to this than meets the eye....well doh.
2004  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Paraiso on: September 08, 2007, 11:44:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 08, 2007, 03:16:57 PM


haha, I miss those guys......nudge, nudge, wink, wink...say no more, say no more...
2005  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Tabula Rasa beta on: September 08, 2007, 03:25:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 08, 2007, 03:20:46 PM

Quote from: Arclight on September 08, 2007, 10:03:26 AM

I've always thought a Pioneer-Western themed MMORPG could fly.  You know, stage-coach, banks, black smiths, Native tribal wars, trains, wagons, six guns, gatling guns, cannon's, cavalry....Man, a good Western MMORPG is something I would love to see done well......

in order for that to be done properly I'd think it would have to be heavy on the FPS elements.  If they did that I'd be in.

Why fps? I'm not saying stick to the WoW way of combat, but I don't think it would have to be like a FPS game to work. Certainly for dueling..."meet me in the street at high noon" type stuff..."Draw pardner"....smile)

2006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Blacksite: Area 51 demo up on: September 08, 2007, 01:51:15 PM
Yawn....Deja-vu to the tenth power....Been there a million times, done that a million times..have a closet full of T-shirts to prove it..........

Yeah, yeah, I know FPS aren't my favorite genre to begin with but come on, can't they be more creative than this?
2007  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Paraiso on: September 08, 2007, 10:04:56 AM
I love fried spam and eggs....fried spam on toast..mmmmm....Nothing wrong with a big, thick slice of fried spam I'll tell ya.
2008  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Tabula Rasa beta on: September 08, 2007, 10:03:26 AM
I've always thought a Pioneer-Western themed MMORPG could fly.  You know, stage-coach, banks, black smiths, Native tribal wars, trains, wagons, six guns, gatling guns, cannon's, cavalry....Man, a good Western MMORPG is something I would love to see done well......
2009  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Tabula Rasa beta on: September 07, 2007, 08:14:57 PM
I really need a new MMORPG. I'm almost at the point of going back into CoH-CoV.

You know what MMORPG I miss? I miss the early days of SWG. Yeah, I know wha?????

I loved the Star Wars feel. I know lots complained it didn't nail down the atmosphere enough, but for me it was fine.
I love the way the game looked, I loved the "classes" you could develop. The crafting system actually had some depth to it..And for me to say that about crafting is amazing in and of itself.

There were tons of iffy and negative stuff about SWG but over-all I would love to have a sci-fi MMORPG that was as immersive and fun as the early months of SWG.

I'm so fed up with Orc, elves, hobbits, mages, etc..............

So whats the big ones on the horizon? More Orc's, elves, dwarves, and half-dressed gladiators that can kill a 12 ft Ogre with one swing... Warhammer, Conan.

I wanted  TR to be the Sci-Fi game to bring back those old feelings. It doesn't look like that going to happen...shame...
2010  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Tabula Rasa beta on: September 06, 2007, 09:32:54 PM
I get the distinct impression this game is a snoozed-fest destined to have server mergers within 3 months of release and a closing down notice 3 months later...

Wow, Lord G needs to find a new profession, or give tours of his castle.
2011  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Tabula Rasa beta on: September 06, 2007, 06:42:24 PM
Anyone know what kind of spec's are needed to play this?

Is it WoW like in its simplicity, or Vanguard like in its need for a Nasa-type computer?
2012  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Tabula Rasa beta on: September 06, 2007, 05:08:21 PM
So, its gone gold?? Wha?? Why does it feel this came out of nowhere? Shh, I am not a mushroom...I might be kept in the dark but I'm not fed  Sh**. 

Anywho, is this game good or what? I need to close down WoW once and for all. WoW feels like a girlfriend who's over-stayed her welcome. On the one hand she's familiar and on the other she's flat out boring.

Can you beta boys talk yet?
2013  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO - State of the game on: September 06, 2007, 02:01:53 PM
Is it fun?
Seriously though...I tested it as well, and while I'm a Tolkien fan of long standing, the game felt dead and boring.
I wasn't a month into testing and I couldn't bring myself to log on anymore. Before testing I would have sworn black and blue any Lord of the Rings game done well would have me in spades. While the game felt like it was created lovingly and with expertise...it just lacked that certain "magic" that other new, well done MMORPG's have had for me.

I would love to kick my WoW habit, but I need a MMORPG to play. I'm not sure I could do Lotro again. But if what has changed has added a "living, breathing, world" feel to it......I might have to take another look.

Also, I don't like crafting, never have. I'm a gatherer in WoW(skinning, herbalism)thats the extent of my crafting play.
Does Lotro have something other than making stuff for gaining more money? Not just looting, I mean like gathering?

Thanks.
2014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Say it ain't so - I got my check from Microsoft on: September 05, 2007, 11:05:55 AM
At the risk of looking like I'm totally in the dark here, a fact that is true, what is this cheque for?
Was having a "bad" 360 a pre-requisite?
 icon_confused
2015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I don't have a (fill in the blank) console because.... on: September 03, 2007, 06:45:04 PM
I dont have any other console than a 360 because I don't have money to burn and I feel more than one is over-kill anyway.
Same reason I don't have two PC's.
2016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] 60GB PS3 for $349! on: August 31, 2007, 08:00:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 07, 2007, 03:01:53 PM

wow, if they had done this ealier in the summer I'd be all over it but with all the upcoming games and other activities associated with fall/football/wedding/holiday season I'm already going to be spending too much money.



then again, maybe I don't have to spend as much on wedding presents....

You could do your "Dance of the Seven Veils" for them. You know, the one you use to do when you worked for Chip n Dale... nod
2017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 has Gone Gold! on: August 31, 2007, 01:45:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2007, 07:02:43 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 30, 2007, 06:59:17 PM

Oh, and Halo3 is gonna rock. I don't care what the haters say. Someone's gotta Hetz it up!! slywink

The only way to properly do that is for it to end with a banning, so I nominate ATB  icon_twisted

Seconded........ icon_confused  wait, is that for ceekay to be banned or ATB?....Oh crap, fire them both... Tongue
2018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Date Announced on: August 30, 2007, 11:40:38 PM

Quote from: kronovan on August 30, 2007, 09:53:56 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 30, 2007, 08:08:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2007, 07:05:40 PM

Quote
Shipowner Sir Samuel Cunard is born in Nova Scottia, Canada.

That's it!  thanks!  Tongue

Hahaha, again you make me laugh..

Yeah, yeah...go ahead and laugh at my fellow Canadians of historical note. I'll have you know Sir Cunard almost single handedly invented rum running and it's been rumored he once urinated on the very ground that's now home to the Trailer Park Boys set!

[Edit] I forgot Arclight is a fellow Canuck so he's forgiven, but not you CeeKay!

You tell him ...I was laughing at him, not with him...yeah, yeah, thats it.
2019  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Date Announced on: August 30, 2007, 08:08:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2007, 07:05:40 PM

Quote
Shipowner Sir Samuel Cunard is born in Nova Scottia, Canada.

That's it!  thanks!  Tongue

Hahaha, again you make me laugh..
2020  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- Not Soon Enough on: August 30, 2007, 06:12:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 30, 2007, 03:41:58 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but: I am anticipating Mass Effect less than I have in months and months. The reason? Bioshock.

I cannot possibly see Mass Effect being as good as this game. Period.

The bar has been raised. What can possibly live up to it or surpass it?

I think its apples and oranges. For me Bioshock was a good game but in no way a classic. All hype aside, I think Mass Effect has classic written all over it... But then again I'm not a Professional Prognosticator of Games Deemed Classic.......
Just a gut feeling..........*burp* nope, my wife's meatloaf.
2021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 has Gone Gold! on: August 29, 2007, 05:59:15 PM

Quote from: Xmann on August 29, 2007, 05:49:56 PM

am i the only one with 0 interest in this game?

Nope.
2022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- Not Soon Enough on: August 28, 2007, 04:48:03 PM

Quote from: warning on August 28, 2007, 04:45:55 PM

Cool Mass Effect - which character would you like to have sweet, sweet monkey sex with?

Reported!!

(people who play WoW will get it)

 nod
2023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- Not Soon Enough on: August 28, 2007, 01:24:54 PM
8. I told you this wouldn't be a WoW killer......
2024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- Not Soon Enough on: August 27, 2007, 09:40:08 AM
Do the words, Nit and Picking mean anything to you?

Seriously, I can count on one hand how many times I said, "Wow, that was an exciting exchange of words I just had with that NPC" in any game.

But this was my concern with this game months ago. Way too much hype....How can it live up to all that expectation?
2025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 26, 2007, 08:23:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2007, 07:15:01 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on August 26, 2007, 05:18:15 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
There is a set of stairs in the Posiden area that has a great over it.

Isn't stuff like that grate?  icon_wink

Hahah, good one.............
2026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 26, 2007, 01:05:30 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on August 26, 2007, 12:29:59 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 26, 2007, 09:07:38 AM

Gimme an upgraded Shotgun...........With my left hand of freeze.........I shatter all their dreams!!!

But then you don't get their loot. frown

Sometimes I do........honest....about 50\50
2027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 26, 2007, 09:07:38 AM
Gimme an upgraded Shotgun...........With my left hand of freeze.........I shatter all their dreams!!!
2028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Little Sisters....(NO SPOILERS) on: August 26, 2007, 07:58:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2007, 06:20:04 AM

Quote from: MrDuck on August 26, 2007, 03:49:53 AM

Ah, Big Daddies, I'd feel slightly sorry for'em if they weren't so hard to beat (great challenge, though, specially that there is more than one type of'em).
I'm starting to look at them as a chore.  Hopefully they mix it up a bit soon, otherwise it's turning into '<sigh> 3 more Big Daddies to kill on this level<sigh>'.

 ninja switch to easy mode when you see one.........I never told you that.
2029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Little Sisters....(NO SPOILERS) on: August 26, 2007, 12:59:10 AM

Quote from: Destructor on August 26, 2007, 12:30:56 AM

I just can't believe how few Harvesters there are out there. I mean, you have to go through hell and high water to get them, and you're just letting them go?

You never heard of Catch and Release? Its all the rage now in fishing...conservation and all that good stuff...
2030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 25, 2007, 10:35:36 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2007, 09:37:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 25, 2007, 08:21:06 PM

Actually, the pistol is pretty deadly with the ammo and damage upgrade.  You'll use it more than the machinegune when you need accurate fire.  Plus it'll kill even some late game splicers with one shot with anti-personnel rounds.  The armor piercing rounds will also down a security drone in one shot.

Well, I use other weapons
Spoiler for Hiden:
the crossbow
for my one-shot needs, especially with the weapon upgrades
Spoiler for Hiden:
basically unlimited ammo, along with an added damage increase - it's rare when I don't one-shot somebody.
And you blow up your drones? Man... I use those turrets and cameras to my advantage (and one heck of an advantage at that). biggrin

get off easy mode............. icon_cool J\K.
2031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Little Sisters....(NO SPOILERS) on: August 25, 2007, 09:42:38 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 25, 2007, 01:12:55 AM

Quote from: Arclight on August 25, 2007, 12:57:39 AM

No bout a doubt it, I release the little munchkins........Wouldn't have it any other way.

just wait until they all gang up on you at the end, then you won't be so glad  icon_wink

but, but, ...no, I don't believe it.......Can't be........they wouldn't..........Would they?
2032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Little Sisters....(NO SPOILERS) on: August 25, 2007, 12:57:39 AM
No bout a doubt it, I release the little munchkins........Wouldn't have it any other way.
2033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock [Man am I a wuss] on: August 24, 2007, 05:49:21 PM

Quote from: Ridah on August 24, 2007, 05:39:43 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 24, 2007, 11:44:41 AM

I too was surprised how scary it is.  I am enjoying it but only in small doses.

Unfortunately they also seem to have gone for "gore" scares which is a bit annoying.  I am almost bored with the shear number of bodies ripped in half strewn all over.  I wish they would have toned that down and kept the psychological terror.

What you say about being bored with the number of mutilated bodies can be apply to psychological scares as well. A lot of games that try to do this become very predictable and as a result the scare-factor drops considerably. Its like how you'll be running down a dark hallway and you hear something that implies you may be in danger, but nothing happens. It gets to a point where you know nothing is going to happen and you keep going. I remember first experiencing this desensitization towards psychological scares in Silent Hill 2.

I'm already there with Bioshock...Not that far in and already the "jump" factor is gone. Still a good game, and a fun experience.
2034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 24, 2007, 01:13:10 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on August 24, 2007, 12:56:10 PM

After deleting the demo I decided to re-download it and try again to see why it was not grabbing me.  Let me head off the snide remarks first:  no, I do not need a game to have gothic clad beautiful women with witch-like powers to enjoy the game.  There. 

I played the demo again last night how I should play these games:  slowly, methodically and with feeling.  I definitely enjoyed it much more.  The first time I played the demo I just jumped in because of the universal hype and praise for the demo.  When I take a game like this slow I can appreciate it more.  And I had a great time.  Therefore, I'm off to Circuit City today to get the $10 off and pick it up - assuming they have some copies.

I have a question though.  Can you play the game without using Plasmids at all?  I assume you cannot because in the demo you can't open that one door without the electrify Plasmid.  I would love to try to play the game through without using Plasmids because if I was stuck in that situation I would never inject a syringe into myself and risk turning into one of the unfortunate denizens of Rapture myself.  It goes against my nature.  Heck, I played both KOTOR's without once ever taking any of those enhancing drug things.  It would be nice if the designers gave you that option of trying to get through the game without using Plasmids.  Any thoughts on this?

I think you're genre-bending a bit. What you're describing is a RPG, which BS isn't. I know what you're saying, and appreciate your sense of role-playing a game the way you would react if it were a real life situation. I think to have an atmospheric FPS some things have to be left out. There are limited role playing opportunities within BS, you'll know them when you get to them in game.
But at its core BS is a straight up horror shooter.
2035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 23, 2007, 02:57:57 PM
Hi, my online name is Arclight, and I play Bioshock on easy!! There, I said it.
I've always been more of an explorer\role-playing\graphic's loving\ old fart.

I found the combat to be distracting me from that. I was so concerned about some un-expected encounter that I wasn't paying attention to everything around me..  I must confess I'm not a FPS lover to start with..Twitch and me just don't mix.

So dropping down in difficulty to easy has given me a nice balance between firing off some nice weapons and seeing the effects, and also obsessing over the great minutia in this game.....

Not everyone's cuppa-tea I must admit, but it suites this Old-Gamer!!!!!

Try it, you might like it.  You're not obligated to come here and confess you're playing on easy........Lets just keep that between thee and me... icon_biggrin
2036  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Build me a rig, please.. on: August 23, 2007, 02:52:35 PM
Decided I'm not making a move on the new PC till early in the New Year....

If I can afford to have the latest, I should wait for the latest. Not like this is going to happen again anytime soon....

Probably the first and last time I'll be able to purchase cutting edge PC technology. I don't want to hamstring myself right off the bat because of wanting the thing NOW.. icon_lol

I'll wait for the new vid-cards and have something to fool around with during the long, cold days of Winter........

Oh yeah, and the first program I'll get will be the most demanding benchmarking program. I always used to dred using the benchmarking tools with my antiquated systems.....For once I'm gonna kick butt, take names, and eat cake!!!!!
2037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 23, 2007, 10:27:27 AM

Quote from: Calvin on August 23, 2007, 01:49:15 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 23, 2007, 01:37:15 AM

Quote from: Calvin on August 22, 2007, 09:22:45 PM

Yeah, I am REALLY close to picking up the PC version now and just playing it for the first time on PC.

flip a coin?  god man, women choose shoes quicker than you're choosing which version to get  Tongue

Oh I already bought and am playing the 360 version- about 4 hours or so in, just not entirely satisfied with the controls and I am worried its effecting my enjoyment of the game-I totally love it but am having trouble getting totally sucked into it cause I am always wondering why the fights are so clunky and what I could do better-and this is a known problem with me-deciding versions of games and stuff. Its awful you are right.

To Arc-messes up some achievements and frankly, I don't want to play on easy. Thats for noobs smile

Yeah, I used to be like that. Some kind of gamer pride would never let me play on easy-mode....then I grew old.  I always start games on medium hardness, if it becomes the "least" bit frustrating I have no qualms what-so-ever to drop down to easy mode.

But then again, I could care less about the achievments.
2038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 23, 2007, 01:20:52 AM

Quote from: Calvin on August 22, 2007, 11:50:46 PM

Well, I played through the PC demo again, and played another 1.5 hours or so of the 360 version. I REALLY prefer the PC version so far, but the 360 version is on my big screen tv and I get achievements. I think at this point its more like do I mind experiencing the game for the first time on a control scheme I find VASTLY inferior yet still works acceptably or do I need to play it on 360 for the achievements and for replay value after I play PC? I honestly cant decide, but I do know that fights that were hard for me on the 360 version on normal take me a couple easy shots on the PC version. It's much, much more gratifying.

Play on Easy mode for the 360.........problem solved.
2039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 22, 2007, 05:26:25 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 22, 2007, 05:24:38 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 22, 2007, 05:23:16 PM

I love the one two punch of Freeze and Shotgun..........I love the Shotgun....Grenade launcher aint too shabby either when you just gotta take out the mob in one shot....

Do mobs actually shatter (like the description says) when you do that? I've honestly only used Freeze on the Big Daddies so far (and no, before you ask, they don't shatter).

Yep, into a million pieces  muwahahahah
2040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 22, 2007, 05:23:16 PM
I love the one two punch of Freeze and Shotgun..........I love the Shotgun....Grenade launcher aint too shabby either when you just gotta take out the mob in one shot....

And as for saving or killing the little sisters. I've talked about this before, I just couldn't kill a little girl in any circumstance. I know, I know, its a game...but honestly I would hate it if I "had" to kill them. There is one achievment I wont be getting...Killing all the little girls.

Weird, I know..but there ya have it.
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