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1  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Solium Infernum PBEM Game - Dante on: December 16, 2009, 01:08:09 AM
I am surrounded by places of power, but sadly have no fast means to grab them. So if you could all just leave them alone while I nab them at my leisure, that would be super.
2  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Solium Infernum PBEM Game - Dante on: December 15, 2009, 08:37:00 PM
Will we be upgrading to 1.04a?
3  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Solium Infernum PBEM Game - Dante on: December 14, 2009, 11:15:13 PM
Which demon corresponds to which player? I am Mustakrakish!
4  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Solium Infernum PBEM Game - Dante on: December 14, 2009, 04:46:48 AM
Yep, thanks for hosting!
I will make a necklace from all your skulls and wear it at fancy shindigs!
5  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Solium Infernum PBEM Game Sign-up Thread on: December 14, 2009, 04:44:29 AM
Nice, thanks for hosting! I look forward to feeding on all your entrails! Muuuhahahahaha!
6  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Solium Infernum PBEM Game Sign-up Thread on: December 02, 2009, 07:17:14 AM
I'd be down for a Normal game, don't think I'm quite ready for a Large/Epic one yet.
7  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New PC Build - Feedback/Advice? on: November 09, 2009, 08:09:23 PM
Wow, lots of great feedback, thanks guys!

That Antec case/psu combo deal is pretty tempting, I'm thinking I'll go that route. And its looking like I'll have to do a Frys run to nab a 5850 since newegg is out.

Thanks again for all the help, I appreciate it! And once its all ordered and assembled, I'll post my impressions (which hopefully won't involve me catching fire or getting electrocuted!).
8  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New PC Build - Feedback/Advice? on: November 08, 2009, 09:34:52 PM
Thanks for the feedback, TheAtomicKid!

I was looking at the Antec 183 because I've heard its quiet and spacious (so godzilla sized future video cards wouldn't be super cramped), what's the noise/space situation like on the Antec 300?

And for the PSU, I'd like to stick with modular. And I was looking at the Corsair modular units, such as the 620w unit, and it has excellent reviews but isn't all that cheap. I was wondering if the 520w unit would work for this system?

I'm also on the fence on the i5-750 vs. i7-860 CPU, as I've heard conflicting info on how much I'd notice a difference on a gaming rig (ie versus one that does video editing). Anyone have any input on this?
9  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / New PC Build - Feedback/Advice? on: November 08, 2009, 07:50:42 PM
I'm looking to build a new computer since my current is at the point where it can't really be upgraded further without replacing everything. So after lots of research I think I've found a decent build, but I'd like to get some feedback before I dive in. I'm looking to keep it around $1100, and prefer stability if it comes at the expense of some GAMING POWAR (and I won't be OCing). Plus, I'll be throwing Win7-64 in there. So, does everything below look good? Any potential issues?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P ($170)
CPU: Intel Core i7-860 ($290)
RAM: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 ($80)
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 ($300)
Power Supply: Raidmax 630W, Modular ($55)
Hard Drive: WD 640GB SATA ($75)
Case: Antec 183 ($140)
Disc Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner ($35)

Total: $1145
And then it drops to $1115 after one of the newegg combo deals.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Brutal Legend ..reviews coming in! (Official GT Review on Page 4) on: October 14, 2009, 07:04:51 AM
Absolutely loving the game so far. Having metal songs be collectibles is just about the greatest thing ever.

Also started up a quick skirmish with the AI to try out the strategy portion, and I really dig it. Played as the doom metal faction and they have some really nifty tricksy stuff to them, especially having multiple units capable of hijacking enemy units!
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New heavy music I bought in the last day... on: September 30, 2009, 09:27:32 PM
I'm really digging 'The Gears,' 'Black Fire Upon Us' and of course 'I Tamper With The Evidence At The Murder Site Of Odin.'
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New heavy music I bought in the last day... on: September 30, 2009, 01:51:58 AM
DETHKLOK!!!


Just picked up the new album earlier today, and I'm really digging it. And though I'll need some more listens to say for sure, but I think I may like it more than the first album. It has more of a cohesive album feel, and none of the songs feel like duds. I give it a very brutal thumbs up!
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New heavy music I bought in the last day... on: September 07, 2009, 09:14:18 PM

Quote from: kratz on September 07, 2009, 03:56:17 AM

You just now bought Gods of the Earth, Brin?  Man... that's the best album that came out last year.  LAST YEAR.
Don't you judge me! There were a LOT of great albums out last year!
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New heavy music I bought in the last day... on: September 06, 2009, 11:29:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 06, 2009, 10:39:37 PM

Thanks for the recommendation Brinstil, Disarmonia Mundi is kind of interesting. Although I bought Fragments of D-Generation instead after listening to samples on Amazon.
Yeah, Fragments of D-Generation and Mind Tricks are definitely better albums.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New heavy music I bought in the last day... on: September 06, 2009, 10:26:02 PM
I just used up a bunch of emusic downloads to snag some stuff I've been meaning to get for awhile now.


The Sword - Gods of the Earth

This has been on my to-get list for a very long time, so I finally snagged it. Good ole' rockin' stoner metal.


Unida & Dozer - The Best Of Wayne-Gro & Coming Down The Mountain (double EP)

More stoner metal! I love Dozer, they are easily one of my favorite metal bands. Though I'm not too familiar with Unida, I figured it can't hurt to try them out if I get more Dozer too.


Disarmonia Mundi - Nebularium & The Restless Memoirs EP

My other favorite type of metal, melodic death metal! This is their first cd and newest EP combined together, both of which lack one of their main vocalists (Bjorn of Soilwork), but its not bad so far.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Band names... on: September 05, 2009, 10:57:18 PM

Quote from: kratz on September 01, 2009, 05:25:57 PM

what do you guys think of Borzaya?

It's the russian descriptor for sight hounds like the borzoi... 'quick dog'.

Is it too weird?

Maybe I'm getting desperate.  Not maybe.

I like this, it sticks out.

EDIT: To further expand, the name fits the mood of the music IMO. Its short, distinctive, and FEELS like a stoner metal band name.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 27, 2009, 09:20:36 PM

Quote from: Specter on March 27, 2009, 08:01:32 PM

Quote from: Brinstil on March 27, 2009, 07:30:17 PM

The new Mastodon album has been rocking my face off since I picked it up, what a great fucking album. Also been listening to a bunch of Dozer, thanks to a recommendation by Kratz, as well as my mainstay of melodic death metal (Soilwork, Children of Bodom, etc.).

And I will never understand the appeal of viking and dnd metal. Listening to songs about hobbits and dragons is just about the saddest thing I can think of. And I've never even heard of pirate metal, but it sounds about as awful.

Any additional recommendations on Melodeath bands?

Outside of the big ones (In Flames, Bodom, Dark Tranquillity)

I'd recommend:
Darkane
Dispatched
Gardenia
Kalmah
Skyfire

Here is a quick list of some in my collection:

At the Gates
Blood Stain Child
Disarmonia Mundi
Edge of Sanity
Engel
Fear My Thoughts
The Haunted
Mercenary
myGRAIN
Scar Symmetry
Soilwork
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 27, 2009, 07:51:22 PM

Quote from: RuperT on March 27, 2009, 07:43:49 PM

Dethklok!  Yeah, I know, but it's really good!
I wish they'd put out another album, they have the second season to grab songs from!
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 27, 2009, 07:30:17 PM
The new Mastodon album has been rocking my face off since I picked it up, what a great fucking album. Also been listening to a bunch of Dozer, thanks to a recommendation by Kratz, as well as my mainstay of melodic death metal (Soilwork, Children of Bodom, etc.).

And I will never understand the appeal of viking and dnd metal. Listening to songs about hobbits and dragons is just about the saddest thing I can think of. And I've never even heard of pirate metal, but it sounds about as awful.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 28, 2009, 12:30:04 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 27, 2009, 04:14:54 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 27, 2009, 02:48:23 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 27, 2009, 02:36:05 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 27, 2009, 01:50:35 PM

I am very interested in getting this game but I'm not sure my computer could run it.  My rig:

P4 3 ghz,  1 gig of RAM,  ATI X1600 AGP card.

This looks to meet the minumum requirements but I'm hesitant to purchase.  Company of Heroes gets a little choppy on bigger maps.  Is anyone running the game on a similar system?

I think Brinstil from IRC tried (and failed) to run the demo on a similar system.  I'll try to get him to stop in on this thread.

gellar

1.  Thanks.

2.  There's a demo?



Sorry - Beta.

gellar

I hath been summoned?!

My specs are:
p4 3ghz
3gb ram (was 1gb when I first tried)
geforce 7800 gs

To preface, CoH runs fine for me (at 1GB ram even). The dow2 beta, however, was somewhat laggy even at low settings (at both 1gb and after I upgraded to 3gb of ram). It certainly was not unplayable, though, as I ordered it from the gogamer sale. It could even be something that's fixed with new drivers (my current are kinda old), or the retail release. Once it actually arrives next week I can post some better performance impressions (as opposed to my recollection of the beta performance).
21  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 10, 2008, 04:09:26 PM
If I am in the public beta, then will I need to download another client to play retail if I preorder it?
22  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 09, 2008, 10:15:20 PM

Quote from: Arkon on September 09, 2008, 11:31:58 AM

Quote from: Brinstil on September 09, 2008, 09:21:43 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 09, 2008, 03:32:04 AM

you could've downloaded the client 2 weeks ago. also im thinking the game comes on dvds. you'r reasoning is aboslutely stupid. this is a BETA. look it up.
What does Fileplanet having absolute shit hosting (which Mythic oh so wisely chose to host the beta through) have to do with it being a beta? Oh right, nothing. You are reasoning is absolutely stupid indeed.

Fileplanet has been the major host for things like this for a while.  I had no issues getting the beta from fileplanet, getting about 360k/sec which is the max I have ever gotten from anywhere.
I've been dropped from the queue twice so far, and starting back over at 1100 minutes TWICE is beyond irritating. I've pretty much only had bad experiences with Fileplanet nearly every time I've used it in the past (dropped from queues,  lost access to the download since I wasn't at my computer RIGHT when it made its ding, terrible to middling download rates, etc.).
23  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 09, 2008, 09:21:43 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 09, 2008, 03:32:04 AM

you could've downloaded the client 2 weeks ago. also im thinking the game comes on dvds. you'r reasoning is aboslutely stupid. this is a BETA. look it up.
What does Fileplanet having absolute shit hosting (which Mythic oh so wisely chose to host the beta through) have to do with it being a beta? Oh right, nothing. You are reasoning is absolutely stupid indeed.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Had to put our two dogs down today.. on: August 12, 2008, 03:37:22 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 12, 2008, 03:25:11 PM

Quote from: Brinstil on August 12, 2008, 03:14:36 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 12, 2008, 02:31:09 PM

My point here is that none of you guys are perfect.  So, why are you guys trying to make him feel like shit when I am sure you yourself have done something that warrants a similar reaction.  Hopefully the people reacting to that treated you a bit nicer.
Yes, animals die all the time due to my callous laziness. Wait, no they don't, because I have a shred of decency.

He SHOULD feel bad, two animals died because he couldn't be bothered to expend the tiniest amount of effort. Nearly every county, if not city, has a rescue society and/or shelters. Hell, he could've posted an ad on craigslist and possibly gotten a hit. But nothing was done, and he decided to share that with everyone. Unless he's new to the internet, he should not be remotely surprised at the response.

I'm not saying you did something to an animal.  I am saying I bet you have done something shitty to some person (or animal) in your life.  If you haven't...awesome.  Most people have.
So never call someone out because whoa hey you've probably done something not cool before? That makes no sense. He did something beyond shitty, and then told people about it. Ample grounds for judgement.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Had to put our two dogs down today.. on: August 12, 2008, 03:14:36 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 12, 2008, 02:31:09 PM

My point here is that none of you guys are perfect.  So, why are you guys trying to make him feel like shit when I am sure you yourself have done something that warrants a similar reaction.  Hopefully the people reacting to that treated you a bit nicer.
Yes, animals die all the time due to my callous laziness. Wait, no they don't, because I have a shred of decency.

He SHOULD feel bad, two animals died because he couldn't be bothered to expend the tiniest amount of effort. Nearly every county, if not city, has a rescue society and/or shelters. Hell, he could've posted an ad on craigslist and possibly gotten a hit. But nothing was done, and he decided to share that with everyone. Unless he's new to the internet, he should not be remotely surprised at the response.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pork Tenderloin Recipes? on: August 12, 2008, 12:18:47 PM
I ended up going with this: Asian Pork Tenderloin. Though I added some ginger, more chili paste (went with a Hunan Chili Sauce), and less sesame oil. And it was nomnomnom when I tested it. Now its in the fridge marinating, and will be in there for 12 hours for maximum flavorgasm! I will report back tomorrow on how it turns out.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Had to put our two dogs down today.. on: August 11, 2008, 01:37:05 AM

Quote from: nomorals on August 10, 2008, 01:04:07 AM

Yeah... nowhere in there does it even come close to explaining any real attempt at finding an alternative to killing the dogs because she had to move.  They had apparently outlived their usefulness, regardless of whether or not they still had life left in them. 
Exactly. I'm pretty much aghast.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: August 10, 2008, 01:42:58 PM
I started watching this like two weeks ago and was hooked. Absolutely amazing show, loved it. I just have season 5 left to watch when it comes out this week. And my favorite season is probably 1, but they are all great.

Omar coming!
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pork Tenderloin Recipes? on: August 10, 2008, 11:55:06 AM
Ok so I have a big ole' pork tenderloin in the freezer that I'd like to use up and I'm not feeling all that creative. So, I was wondering if anyone had some good/great recipes to share?

Thanks, and no you can't have any  icon_biggrin
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this movie download site look legit? on: August 06, 2008, 04:26:30 AM
Don't be a pussy. These guys seem legit.*


*Note: They do NOT seem legit.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy IV First Impressions (DS) on: July 28, 2008, 02:17:46 AM

Quote from: warning on July 26, 2008, 07:56:39 AM

I feel a bit lecherous saying this but... Rydia is hot.

Wasn't she supposed to be a young teenager?  She's certainly looking... grown up in this game.

 
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #GG on: July 25, 2008, 02:29:04 AM
Rectum is always a safe choice. Stupid FEFnet server names...
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy IV DS coming in July on: July 12, 2008, 10:14:41 PM
Wait, so its MORE difficult than the original FF4 (or GBA version, since that's the one I played)?
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo clones: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly :) on: July 12, 2008, 12:14:48 PM
Also, this thread just reminded me that I never finished Divine Divinity. I think I need to go dig those discs out now, yes I do.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo clones: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly :) on: July 12, 2008, 12:12:08 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on July 07, 2008, 01:35:30 AM

Quote from: Destructor on July 06, 2008, 10:44:39 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on July 06, 2008, 07:25:15 PM

I can't think of any more at the moment. Darkstone kicked ass, by the way. It was so sad it was overshadowed by other games.

Yeah, Darkstone was fun to play. At least once, anyway. Anybody here remember the music video that was on the CD? At the time, I loved it.

The Darkstone will shiiiiiiiiine
LOL, awesome! I'd forgotten all about that "music video." Didn't some minstrel in the town play that song for money?

I, for one, am SHOCKED that the Darkstone cameo did not skyrocket that band into fame and fortune.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 27, 2008, 07:59:08 PM
Simply amazing. I think it might be my favorite pixar movie. As was just mentioned, I also had a huge smile on my face the entire time. Just a great, great movie.

And the short before the movie started was good fun. Good old cartoon fun.

If you don't love this movie, you are dead inside. That's just all there is to it!
37  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Mario Kart Wii Friend Codes! on: April 28, 2008, 01:03:38 AM
0473-8183-2575

The timing of this game's release is awful! I have a test and so much hw this week...

EDIT: Oh yeah, and my user name will show up as Dan.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Guitar Hero 3 Replacement Disc Question on: February 25, 2008, 12:35:16 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on February 23, 2008, 07:16:37 PM

Quote from: Destructor on February 23, 2008, 01:57:40 PM

Yes, all copies have this issue. Who knows when/if they'll be replacing the store versions with the 'properly working' ones.

Keep in mind - last I read, it'll take 3-4 WEEKS for you to get your game back. This is not like the Rock Band replacement thing where you give them your CC info and they'll send you the game first - you have to mail it to them and such.

Oddly enough, there's also a way to return the game back to Activision for a full refund as well, if you want to (just went live yesterday or so).

EDIT: Here's the links in question.

Actually, I'd be willing to bet that if you bought a copy of the game in the last month or so it isn't affected by this. They prety much sold out of the initial shipment of the title, and when this problem came up they stopped shipping Wii versions out, and then Activision quietly relaunched the game in January. I'd be willing to bet that those are updated discs. I think you should call Activision because I am sure they have a disc number or something to ID if your copy was part of the original pressing that is bad.
Yeah, I bought it a couple weeks ago. I'll try giving them a buzz this week to check, good call.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wii Guitar Hero 3 Replacement Disc Question on: February 23, 2008, 11:56:55 AM
So as I'm sure we're all aware, Activision is offering replacement discs for the Wii version of Guitar Hero 3 due to an audio screwup. My question concerning this is thus: Are all retail copies of Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii afflicted with this screwup? I am just wondering if I truly need to send my copy in (ie I am lazy and impatient).

Thanks!
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Daehawk puts in his applications on: February 21, 2008, 10:29:54 PM
Nomorals is gellar's gardener.

And someone having a contrary viewpoint from you is not necessarily Crowley.
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