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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN down going on a week now on: April 29, 2011, 12:48:49 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on April 29, 2011, 09:01:06 AM

Hackers claimed that they have the credit card info including the CVV2 and offered it for sale in underground internet forums.

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"Supposedly the hackers selling the DB says it has: fname, lnam, address, zip, country, phone, email, password, dob, ccnum, CVV2, exp date," he said, referring. The less obvious acronyms refer to credit card holders' first name, last name, credit card number, and credit card security code.

And...

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Reports began trickling out yesterday from PSN users about recent fraudulent charges on the credit cards they used for the PlayStation service.
An employee of GameFly Media tweeted that a colleague's card was used to buy $1,500 worth of goods at a grocery store in Germany. Meanwhile, a reader of gaming site VGN365 said his bank had informed him of a fraudulent $300 debit card withdrawal this weekend. And another person reported on video game forum site Neogaf.com $600 in fraudulent withdrawals.

If you had your credit card or debit card info on PSN, I think it is a good idea to cancel your cards.


How did the hackers get the CVV number since that was never given to PSN?
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MLB 11 The Show Impressions? on: March 12, 2011, 03:40:53 PM
I've got it and being a huge baseball fan this is probably the best one they have put out yet.  The new analog systems are very well done, especially the pitching.  There are 2 areas that do need improvement and that is the commentry is getting stale and supposedly the franchise is not working correcly but that is just based on the forum over at opoeration sports.  Ask away if anyone has any questions  icon_smile
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 on: February 21, 2011, 01:29:12 PM
Does anyone know if I buy this on D2D can I just enter the key on Steam and download from there?
44  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Too good to be true? Laptop advice on: February 09, 2011, 03:47:03 AM

Quote from: Goldchamp on February 09, 2011, 03:18:38 AM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on February 09, 2011, 12:44:55 AM

Quote from: JCC on February 08, 2011, 11:00:55 PM

Quote from: Goldchamp on February 08, 2011, 02:48:43 AM


I'd be reluctant. That hard drive will be a real bottleneck. My laptop isn't even used for gaming and it's hard drive (same speed) drives me crazy.

That plus the ATI card in that model has had many reported problems.

Where's it been reported? I don't want to buy a lemon...

Take a look here http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/
45  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Too good to be true? Laptop advice on: February 09, 2011, 12:44:55 AM

Quote from: JCC on February 08, 2011, 11:00:55 PM

Quote from: Goldchamp on February 08, 2011, 02:48:43 AM


I'd be reluctant. That hard drive will be a real bottleneck. My laptop isn't even used for gaming and it's hard drive (same speed) drives me crazy.

That plus the ATI card in that model has had many reported problems.
46  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Too good to be true? Laptop advice on: February 07, 2011, 03:15:40 PM
I came close to buying one of those off of Dell's outlet website, but ended up going with this instead http://www.amazon.com/G53JW-XA1-Republic-Gamers-15-6-Inch-Gaming/dp/B00486USL8/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1297091649&sr=8-12   It's definately worth the extra $150 due to the better graphics card (the 460m will as you said above take the 435m lunch money!)and the 1080p screen.
47  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router on: January 18, 2011, 02:35:31 AM
Now all of a sudden it's connecting at 150 mbps, i did nothing to change this.  Why??
48  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router on: January 16, 2011, 09:29:32 PM
The router I got Netgear WNDR3400 is dual band.  The 360 I have is the slim version and the iphones PS3 aren't connected to the wireless network yet.
49  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router on: January 16, 2011, 02:29:47 PM
Well my desktop is hardwired and the only other things connected wirelessly are axbox 360, PS3 ipad and 2 iphones.  My only options in the netgear router configuration is the speed, which I selected up to 300mbps and the channel.
50  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router on: January 15, 2011, 10:37:34 PM

Quote from: KC on January 15, 2011, 09:27:57 PM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on January 15, 2011, 05:12:59 AM

I ended up getting the WNDR3400 for $69.99   My wireless N card is rated to goto 150 mbps but I'm only getting 75 mbps, any ideas why?

Did you check the Netgear setup screen?  IIRC, there is an option to set the wireless mbps rate.  I think it describes the settings as "neighbor settings" to avoid interference with close-by wireless networks.

Yes I made sure I'm on a channel no other neighbors are on and also set the mbps rate to 300 mbps.  I know it's using wireless N but my wireless card can goto 150 mbps.  The odd thing is when I switch to a different channel it will connect at 150 mbps but then within 30 seconds drop out and reconnect at 75 mbps??

51  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router on: January 15, 2011, 05:12:59 AM
I ended up getting the WNDR3400 for $69.99   My wireless N card is rated to goto 150 mbps but I'm only getting 75 mbps, any ideas why?
52  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router on: January 14, 2011, 01:46:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 14, 2010, 01:24:36 PM

I had the 4500 until it got fried by a lightning bolt.  I upgraded to the Netgear WNDR3700 after reading from so many sites that it was the one to beat.  So far, I've been extremely pleased.

    I need to get a new router as my current router only support wireless G.  I have it down to either the one linked above (WNDR3700) or the netgear WNDR3400 http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-N600-Wireless-Router-WNDR3400/dp/B0041LYY6K/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1295012222&sr=1-1  The only difference I see is the wired connections on the WNDR3700 is gigabit.  Is it worth the extra $70.00 for the gigabit wired ports?
53  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gaming Laptop on: January 11, 2011, 01:15:29 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 11, 2011, 07:31:05 AM

That's the latest model of that laptop, good choice. The prior models had some cooling issues but the latest models have fixed them.

Just be aware that the ASUS gaming laptops with the stealth style case are actually pretty big. The 15.6" screen laptop you chose there will be larger than many 17" laptops, so make sure you have a good bag that can hold it.

I recently got a Sager 8690, basically the direct competitor to the laptop you got. About the only difference is that it's slightly more expensive, but it has more options and ports.

Correct I believe the one with heat issue had an ATI card right??  I considered the 17" version which had 2 gb more memory and a larger hard drive but everything else was the same and it was $100 more.  Kind of glad now that I got the 15" version based on what you said about size.  Should have it in a few hours.
54  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gaming Laptop on: January 11, 2011, 01:45:10 AM
Well I ended up cancelling the Dell order and got this ASUS http://www.amazon.com/G53JW-XA1-Republic-Gamers-15-6-Inch-Exclusive/dp/B00486USL8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1294710262&sr=8-14 instead as it has a much better video card and I wanted something that wouldn't become obsolete quickly since you can't upgrade a video card in a laptop.  If anyone want's pictures once I get it let me know.
55  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gaming Laptop on: January 07, 2011, 11:49:17 PM
I ended up getting the one with the 1080p display (1920x1080) for $900.15 should have it first of next week.  Now I'll have someting to play all those games I bought off of steam during the holidays! icon_lol
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2: Ego Draconis/ Flames of Vengeance add-on/ Dragon Knight Saga info! on: January 07, 2011, 07:32:05 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 07, 2011, 05:04:24 PM

yep, there was a teleported in the temple.  IIRC, as your facing the corridor that you took to fight the dragon boss, it'll be the long corridor on your right.

I do see you said tower and not temple, perhaps you haven't found the temple yet.

How the hell do you beat this dragon boss, I currently stuck here?
57  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Gaming Laptop on: January 07, 2011, 01:32:05 PM
I am in the market for a new gaming laptop and I am looking at the XPS 15's on Dell's outlet website and I can get the following for $806.65 (includes a 15% off coupon):

Intel Core i7-740QM Processor (6M cache, 1.73 GHz)
640 GB SATA II HD
6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (2 DIMMS)
8X DVD +/- RW Drive
Nvidia GeForce GT 435M 2GB
15.6" HD (720p) Display
9 Cell Battery
Windows 7 64 bit

It seems all of the outlet XPS 15's are 720p displays and not 1080p. This same system if purchased new is close to $1200. Is the increased resolution of 1080p (which I can get if purchased new) on a 15" display going to be noticable?? Is this a good price??  I would like to pull the trigger on this soon as the 15% off expires soon.

(edit) Well this morning they now have the 1080p displays.  I can get the above system except with a 1080p display, 8gb ram, and 500gb HD for $900.15.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Holiday Haul 2010 on: January 03, 2011, 01:53:37 PM
I got:

Battlefield Bad Company 2 Standard Edition  $6.79
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box  $5.00
Railworks  $6.00
Zuma's Revengs  $8.00
Just Cause 2  $7.50
Borderlands Claptrap, Secret Armory & Zombie Island DLC  $14.97
Flat out 2 - $2.00
Flat Out UC - $1.00
The Witcher Enhanced Ed  $4.99
Divinity 2  -  $26.79 (purchased prior to the sale only lost $6.80 though)
Cities XL 2011 - $19.99
Neverwinter Nights Platinum  -  $9.99
SimCity 4 Deluxe  -  $4.99
Guardians of Graxia Game and Map Pack - $3.24
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Uprising  -  $4.99
Dawn of Discovery Gold - $14.99
Stalker Bundle   -  $4.99
Settlers 7 - $24.99

22 Games/DLC for $171.21 or $7.78/each

   Not too bad



59  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 28, 2010, 01:49:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 28, 2010, 03:00:42 AM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on December 27, 2010, 06:23:50 PM

Does anyone have any opinions on cities xl 2011?  Looks like it could be fun
debating this one too.  I know they didn't do well with Cities XL though.

Well why don't you try it and let me know  slywink
60  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 27, 2010, 06:23:50 PM
Does anyone have any opinions on cities xl 2011?  Looks like it could be fun
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Needing to upgrade my 360, best way to do so on: December 24, 2010, 04:07:45 PM
I was in the same situation as you are about a month and half ago when the kinect released.  I ended up selling my 360 on ebay and got $175.00 for it, though my 360 had an hdmi out.  I then purchased the 250gb bundle with kinect.  I have not seen a 250gb 360 for sale anywhere only the 4gb version.  If you need this soon you would probably need to purchase the 4gb version for $199 and then buy the 250gb harddrive for I think $130.
62  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 24, 2010, 04:06:18 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 24, 2010, 03:51:17 AM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on December 24, 2010, 03:42:38 AM

Is there any chance Divinity 2 will go on sale??  And which one do i want, Divinity 2 Ego Draconis or The Dragon Knight Saga?  I see the Dragon Knight Saga is 33% off, but can it also go on sale for these 1 day sales?

You want The Dragon Knight Saga.  and yes, anything can go on sale during the daily sales.  I bought ME2 on Monday for 15 bucks, and today it's only 10.  luckily it was only a 5 buck drop, so I'm not annoyed, but another example is The Grue buying Railworks 2 for 20 bucks, only to have it drop to 6 a couple of days later.

waiting could hurt less in the long run (plus buckeye fans already got kicked around today with those suspensions).

You won't find a bigger Buckeye fan than me but they deserve to not play another game for what they sold, those items should have meant pride in owning but I guess not.  Anyways i guess I can wait to see what happens with the sales, how long is the 33% off going to last?
63  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 24, 2010, 03:42:38 AM
Is there any chance Divinity 2 will go on sale??  And which one do i want, Divinity 2 Ego Draconis or The Dragon Knight Saga?  I see the Dragon Knight Saga is 33% off, but can it also go on sale for these 1 day sales?
64  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 21, 2010, 01:37:47 PM
I pickup up battlefield 2 and would like to get the vietnam expansion, do you think it will go on sale or is $14.99 as low as it's going to get this holiday?
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 rumors on: December 10, 2010, 08:01:57 PM
I ended up getting the 32gb version instead of worring about if there would be enough space.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 rumors on: December 10, 2010, 03:40:55 PM
I'm planning on getting an ipad for my wife this xmas, but not sure whether to get the 16gb or 32 gb version, I know this all depends on usage.  I know for sure there will be tons of pictures put on it, but probably no movies.  Any input would be appreciated  icon_biggrin
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: December 10, 2010, 02:48:22 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2010, 02:31:17 PM

hmm,not even seen a nudge feature on the wolverine table,but still not explored that table properly yet

The nudge on every table is the left stick.  My problem is I'm never sure which way to nudge the table.  If the ball is going left and I want it to come back to the right do I nudge the table left or right?
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: December 10, 2010, 01:29:56 PM
Having played all of these now for some time I would rank them from best to worse:

1.  Spiderman
2.  Blade
3.  Iron Man
4.  Wolverine

   I have wolverine last because it seems way easy to drain the ball down either side gutter, you really have to concentrate on keeping the ball in the middle of table otherwise it's gone.  Has anyone noticed on iron man that there are no sound effects other than the music and the characters occassionally saying someting.  Question do you guys use the nudge feature alot?  I don't and maybe that is my problem on Wolverine constantly losing the ball.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: December 09, 2010, 01:33:26 PM

Quote from: DonD on December 09, 2010, 12:04:03 PM

My technique to combat right/left confusion is to hit both flippers in that instance.  I like the Wolverine table best.  Spiderman is a bit too over the top ramp-y to take the #1 spot.  It goes in #2.  Then Blade.   Iron Man is #4 for gameplay, though I really like how he suits up and and does battle.

The tables feel -very- different from the previously released stuff.

You can also flip the controller over
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: December 03, 2010, 01:44:46 PM
Can't wait for these, I play this more than any game I own at the moment!
71  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Black Friday/Thanksgiving Sale 2010 is ON! Fill you wishlist up! on: November 28, 2010, 02:27:57 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on November 28, 2010, 01:08:15 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 28, 2010, 12:59:51 AM

And SupCom 2 I don't think is worth $4.

Now you tell me!  I just tried it out, and it's fucking bollocks.  Hard to believe it was made by the same team who made the first game.  Awful, awful, awful.  I want my 2.50 back!  I've never resented spending such a small amount of cash before.

There are alot on the net that claim the ai in sup com 2 is better then starcraft 2.  Check out the thread on qt3.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HDTV - Plasma? LCD? DLP? Something else? on: November 28, 2010, 02:16:01 AM

Quote from: Chaz on November 28, 2010, 01:13:16 AM

How much more does a plasma actually cost to run than an LCD? I think I'm about to get a 46" Samsung LCD for $800-900, but if I can get a 50" plasma with a nicer picture for the same price or less, I'm all for that unless it's going to wind up costing me more in electricity bills.

I personally wouldn't worry too much about that as I'd be surprised if it was more than $50-$75/year difference, that's just my opinion though smile  One thing to keep in mind though is if you plan on hanging your tv on the wall, is that a plasma probably weighs twice as much as the same size LCD.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HDTV - Plasma? LCD? DLP? Something else? on: November 27, 2010, 01:44:21 PM
I bought this 42" Hitachi 1080P LCD at Sams Club yesterday for $498 http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1390293&iid=DATE|Homepage|POV|POV1  It looks like the price is still good today also.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: November 23, 2010, 01:18:19 PM
Anyone care to share some tips for this table as my best is around 12m.  My goal is to spell out shipwreck and to also get a shark attack multi ball.  I know there are other ways to get multi-balls but I have no idea how nor have I stumbled upon it.
75  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Spend 2400 XBLA points, get 800 back on: November 19, 2010, 01:24:23 PM
I got mine in the last day or two
76  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Computer won't power on Help on: November 10, 2010, 02:15:24 PM
Yep
77  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Computer won't power on Help on: November 09, 2010, 03:41:01 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates retard  A cable had come detached that I hadn't seen even though I had probably looked 20 different times.  The odd thing was though before I found the detached cable, which was a cable running from the power button to a circuit board, if I took the cmos battery out and put it back in I could get it to power on????  I have no idea why, though
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: November 01, 2010, 12:18:12 PM
I ended up buying all of the tables except rocky & bullwinkle to get myself to 2400 points spent in order to get 800 points free.  Any one playing this feel free to add me to your friends list Buckeye Shane1 icon_lol

79  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Computer won't power on Help on: October 30, 2010, 02:22:21 AM
One of my computers will not power on consistently.  It was working fine until I decided to take the 2nd hard drive out of it which is all I did and when I put the case back together iit wouldn't power on.  I can get it to power on if I take the motherboard battery out and put it back in and it works fine until i power it off and I then have to go thru the process of taking the battery out again.  Any ideas what's going on?
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: October 28, 2010, 12:34:36 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 27, 2010, 08:25:08 PM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on October 27, 2010, 07:36:52 PM

How does this compare to Williams Pinball hall of Fame?

No licensed tables, but much better graphically, IMO.  Probably physics-wise, too.

Thanks for the reply I ended getting this with the 4 new tables pack, I like it alot compares very well to Williams.  Are the tables from the 1st Pinball FX that were upgraded for this worth it?  Also I see other tables listed for DLC (street fighters, etc...) are these old or new?
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