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6601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 has been hacked/jailbreaked on: August 19, 2010, 08:26:05 PM
If this turns ou to be true, I wonder how it affects the Linux hack-back that was being worked on. I am still running an older FW on it as I haven't been tempted to buy anything on PSN lately. Kind of reluctant to update even though i haven't really wanted to install Linux on it.
6602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Numen: Contest of Heroes on: August 19, 2010, 08:21:52 PM
I think there was some discussion on it back in the steam sale when it was under 10 bucks and the general consensus was it was a bit flawed and generic. There is a pretty good review on it in the steam forums.   
6603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 19, 2010, 08:12:57 PM
There you go. I remember many of those vehicles and if I were to load up an old save, I'd have a bunch lines up just like that.  I always loved that aspect of the extreme free ride. 

The pic is sideways though.
6604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 19, 2010, 06:09:40 PM
it was difficult and often frustrating until you got used to the gun fights.  basically, not rushing in and praying, but going more methodically and using cover whenever possible.  also, ducking and holding your aim worked far better than a gta style run and gun.

i got to really love the mafia 1 combat and towards the end, able to go through the major gunfights without dying to anything but my own stupidity.  i had the same feeling after playing through the mafia 2 demo a few times.  it pays to take your time and fight smarter. 
6605  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 7 detecting second hard drive? on: August 19, 2010, 06:01:41 PM
open up diskmgmt.msc from the start menu.  it will show you if the drive is detected.  if it is, it should say something like "Disk 2 Basic xx.xxgb Online".  any partitions on the drives will be visible in the graph.  you should see the partition size and whether it's ntfs or fat32, its state and partition type.  it could be that the drive/partition isn't assigned a drive letter, in which case you'll need to do so manually.  you can do that from the right click menu. 

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6606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 19, 2010, 06:29:19 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 19, 2010, 04:20:00 AM

Quote from: Laura on August 18, 2010, 07:55:56 PM

Don't forget, once you finish the game (Mafia 1) there is Free Ride, where you can drive the cab around and pick up passengers. Better yet is Free Ride Extreme, which is a lot of fun. You may have to drive from one end of the city to the other in a time limit and under a certain speed, or drive a certain course and avoid bombs dropped from above. I wonder if Mafia 2 will have extra material like that.

Extreme mode sounds unf.
I remember some of those challenges. Some of them were good fun and there was a way you could make some of the shooting challenges easier too by stockpiling the weapons you got during others. For example, one challenge gave you a sniper rifle. Once you finished that, I went back to the house you spawn at and dropped the rifle inside. It stayed permanent, as did any special cars you got, so you could use it in a later challenge to shoot out some things at the lighthouse.  There was one race where the car lost fuel at a massive rate and to win, you had to coast as much as possible and go from gas station to the next one.

It was like their version of GTA's side missions. 
6607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II demo for 360 out now on: August 19, 2010, 06:20:41 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on August 19, 2010, 01:36:58 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 19, 2010, 01:12:20 AM

The free DLC is dandelions.

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol
awesome
6608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 18, 2010, 10:09:11 PM
no console version is planned.  bummer.
6609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: August 18, 2010, 05:58:55 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 18, 2010, 05:03:48 PM

Mollyneaux gave a talk at TED about Milo.  His brain will be crafted by millions of users in a cloud, which I think is how Skynet started.  Overall, though, it's looking more like a game.  It also looks a lot more linear, but I suppose some of that is to be expected.  They've created a problem for Milo, which is that his parents have moved him from London to New England.  He has no friends, and so he creates you as an imaginary one.  That's a great set up, IMO.

The TED talked is linked here.  Overall, pretty impressive.
so instead of a cold calculating machine that kills the human race, it will be a young boy. 
6610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Teila Tequila gets destroyed on: August 18, 2010, 07:18:05 AM
huw, your surname has never been more fitting than it is with that picture. 

yeah, she doesn't rank near the bottom of the hot-or-not scale, but her actions put her firmly in the look, but don't touch category. 

besides, she has poo on her. 
6611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: August 17, 2010, 08:32:17 PM
this might actually get me interested to play again. 

they are going after the hardcore cheaters.  no more level 50 fully prestiged players with not other achievements to their name riding around and F'ing with you in free roam. 

took you guys long enough. 
6612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gun Loco on: August 17, 2010, 08:04:09 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 17, 2010, 11:00:42 AM

some people have also been mentioning that this game could be trying to capture the Timesplitters audience

capture?  You mean for torture right?  I'm sure timesplitters fans would rather have a sequel.
6613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Insomniac at Gamescom - New R&C and Resistance! on: August 17, 2010, 06:45:37 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 17, 2010, 06:43:23 PM

Ratchet and Clank All 4 One (Fall 2011) - 4 player online drop-in drop-out co-op. Looks like it could be a lot of fun:
http://www.insomniacgames.com/games/ratchet_clank/all_4_one

Resistance 3 was also announced, but their site is getting hammered and I haven't been able to see if there is a trailer.

yeah, it's pretty well smashed atm.  as long as R&C has the same trappings and doesn't try to make it into an arena combat game like the last ps2 game, i'll probably pick it up.  
6614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN] Red Faction: Battlegrounds on: August 17, 2010, 06:43:27 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 17, 2010, 06:37:53 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 17, 2010, 02:21:28 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 17, 2010, 06:28:59 AM

Sounds a bit silly yes, but then again, had it had some unique name of its own, we might all have loved the idea ;-)

Do you love the idea?  It's not really grabbing me.  Too early to write it off, though.

I've been burned by the crappy forced license game too many times.

hehe no, sorry, I don't LOVE the idea, but it seems like a fun small game to play with friends. What I meant was, appealing to fans of the Red Faction games like this isnt helping anyone. Fans will scoff, people who dont know Red Faction will probably wonder what the heck it is and play something else shiny.

agreed.  diluting the brand is rarely a good thing. 
6615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 17, 2010, 06:38:54 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 17, 2010, 03:41:30 PM



haha, that's great.  i love the public anonymity of ssid names. 
6616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN] Red Faction: Battlegrounds on: August 17, 2010, 06:35:29 PM
this screams of the same games we have had thrown out the door our way before.  star trek dac, battlestar galactica and that wing commander xbla game.  aka, glorified unreal tournament mods with official vehicles thrown in. 
6617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft Flight on: August 17, 2010, 03:33:40 PM
The real MS flight sim died when they laid off most of the team 3 years ago. If this is anything like the old games, I'll be shocked.
6618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Someone's been playing too much Warcraft on: August 16, 2010, 08:43:32 PM
ha.  take that intellectual property!
6619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational: and the new game is..... Bioshock: Infinite on: August 16, 2010, 07:50:53 PM
the man himself chimes in
Quote
"It would be dishonest to say this is not BioShock,"


he's generally noncommittal about this being a straight prequel though, but it still works within the world of the first two. 
6620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 08/13/10 on: August 16, 2010, 07:14:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 13, 2010, 08:02:52 PM

Darkstar One for a bit as it's a good space shooter, even though it's imperfect.
Starcraft 2 for sure.
Maybe some Gratuitous space battles for distraction.

plugging along with DS1 even though it's polish is worn off and the dull luster is now evident.  got a little time with sc2 and did some of the cooler missions (hello ghosts!)
6621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/16) on: August 16, 2010, 07:37:43 AM
Nothing again. I've got an open spot in my gamefly queue for mafia 2 though. I had considered K&L 2 but decided that it can wait.

Backlog awaits.
6622  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF PSP memory cards on: August 16, 2010, 03:46:08 AM
yup.  got it.  pm inc for details
6623  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF PSP memory cards on: August 16, 2010, 12:54:21 AM
Pretty sure I have one I am no longer using. Not at home to check, so I'll let you know when I do. 
6624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LF: Laptop/Airline Friendly Game on: August 15, 2010, 08:44:52 PM
Adjust civ iv to a faster speed on a smaller world and drop the other civs to match. It will be over much faster that way.
6625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arkane Studios Acquired by Zenimax, and is working with Bethesda on: August 15, 2010, 08:30:52 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 15, 2010, 05:51:23 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 15, 2010, 05:27:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 15, 2010, 05:25:12 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 15, 2010, 05:23:49 PM

of course, we still haven't got es4 yet (or details for that matter) so who knows what their desired release schedule for is now. 

what?  we have plenty of es4 details!


 Tongue

then share them with us you hoarder!

here you go  biggrin

Ha ha you nut.  ES5!  You know what I meant. :p
6626  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Blu Ray! on: August 15, 2010, 05:30:35 PM
don't forget the editing in of the emperor into esb instead of the super creepy looking guy they had in 1980 and the resubbing of voices for all of the storm troopers and boba fett.  they had esb on last night and the few lines from boba were pretty obviously the same guy from sw: when clones attack
6627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arkane Studios Acquired by Zenimax, and is working with Bethesda on: August 15, 2010, 05:27:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 15, 2010, 05:25:12 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 15, 2010, 05:23:49 PM

of course, we still haven't got es4 yet (or details for that matter) so who knows what their desired release schedule for is now. 

what?  we have plenty of es4 details!


 Tongue

then share them with us you hoarder!
6628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arkane Studios Acquired by Zenimax, and is working with Bethesda on: August 15, 2010, 05:23:49 PM
could be that we'll see some of arx's gameplay mechanics integrated into es4.  a sequel would be good but and would let them release a new rpg without the usual long wait between.  of course, we still haven't got es4 yet (or details for that matter) so who knows what their desired release schedule for is now. 
6629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII replay: on PC in high resolution on: August 14, 2010, 11:50:54 PM
I took the defaults during the setup. Not sure if it works yet as the DVD drive is still fubar but the setup is pretty easy.
6630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational: and the new game is..... Bioshock: Infinite on: August 14, 2010, 11:00:07 PM

Quote from: KePoW on August 14, 2010, 10:46:43 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 14, 2010, 10:31:02 PM

again, if they hadn't used the term "new IP", then people wouldn't be having this reaction.  but when you hear that and know what irrational is capable of creating, you get excited because the potential for something completely different and awesome, made with the talent they have shown they possess, is bigger than "another bioshock", no matter how they changed the formula.  we still like the game itself and i look forward to it just as much as any other big name developer's new project, but that desire for something new remains. 

Everything you said in this paragraph is reasonable and I won't argue against it.  I definitely agree that Irrational shouldn't have marketed it as "new IP".

But the only other thing I'll say is why would you consider "something new" as definitely better?

i'll grant you that.  "something new" has a long history of falling down on its face.  but the possibilities for a new ip being a great game are very good from irrational.  tbh, i think the 2k overlords had as much to do with directing this project as the lead designers.  this is now a proven franchise and it's a safer bet for them. 
6631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PAX Prime 2010 - What console games are you interested in? on: August 14, 2010, 10:37:26 PM
Fable 3
Deus Ex 3
Two Worlds 2
FO Vegas
Arcania
Homefront
Red Faction Armageddon
True Crime Hong Kong
6632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PAX Prime 2010 - What PC games are you interested in? on: August 14, 2010, 10:34:48 PM
if only it were in viewable form:  S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

i guess SW ToR would be sufficient for now.
6633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational: and the new game is..... Bioshock: Infinite on: August 14, 2010, 10:31:02 PM
how about we just agree that it's not entirely new?  it shares enough of the gameplay elements of bioshock that it is very hard to say that this is new IP. 

to me, it sounds like it plays like bioshock with the addition of a helper.  you have different powers here, but you still gain them in a similar fashion (the preview even calls them plasmids fwiw), use them against crazies and hulking contraptions (big daddies and sisters and the mechanical man shown in the trailer), and fight in a decaying world built by man's ambition and torn apart by man's ambition. 

hell, it's so similar to bioshock (and system shock when you think about it) that it's like id and the action-only fps:  it's their game formula. 

again, if they hadn't used the term "new IP", then people wouldn't be having this reaction.  but when you hear that and know what irrational is capable of creating, you get excited because the potential for something completely different and awesome, made with the talent they have shown they possess, is bigger than "another bioshock", no matter how they changed the formula.  we still like the game itself and i look forward to it just as much as any other big name developer's new project, but that desire for something new remains. 
6634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII replay: on PC in high resolution on: August 14, 2010, 08:03:02 PM
Two questions:  can you copy the saves using the USB connector they sold to transfer them to the ps3 and how do the graphics compare to the ps3 upscaling?  I am kind of curious to try this with some of my backlog.   
6635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RAGE, the video game. on: August 14, 2010, 07:57:37 PM
They've been losing ground to the unreal engine for years in any case. Quite a contrast from post doom 3 and seeing a lot of games built using engine 4.
6636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 14, 2010, 04:44:43 AM

Quote from: Chaz on August 14, 2010, 02:37:30 AM

Goddamit, the demo just cost me $50.  Oh well, at least I don't have to dig out my Mafia 1 discs.  Because I'm totally replaying that one before the new one.

if you buy it on steam, you won't have to.  they throw in the first one as a freebie for preordering.
6637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational teaser site (Bioshock : Infinite) on: August 14, 2010, 12:16:11 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 13, 2010, 10:54:11 PM

Quote from: Laner on August 13, 2010, 10:28:18 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 13, 2010, 06:35:36 PM

Quote from: Ridah on August 13, 2010, 06:23:20 PM

I didn't catch the Steampunk stuff that people have been mentioning, any examples from the trailer?

It's kind of the whole thing. Airships and brass and a Victorian sensibility with futuristic objects.

Yes, but were there goggles?  You can't have steampunk without goggles.

Caine's got 'em.
not any more, they don't do anything.
6638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops on: August 13, 2010, 09:10:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 13, 2010, 05:33:27 PM

looks like PC players are getting left out again.  No CE for us!

eh, if i wanted a toy car with a camera, i would buy the same model from the toy company ala MW2 nvg.  or wait for the inevitable sale when these things are still sitting on the shelf 4 months later (also like MW2)
6639  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Expendables on: August 13, 2010, 08:49:22 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 13, 2010, 08:17:47 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 13, 2010, 08:13:51 PM

Any official reviews yet?

1:15pm now, catching the 3:30pm show.  Should have impressions upon return.  If you mean official as in online review sites, you can read the mixed reception here.

I think impressions depend entirely on initial expectations.  I'm expecting a guilty-pleasure 80's action flick with updated technology, great humor, fun action, and tons of explosions.  And it sounds like that is exactly what we'll get.

better than i expected amongst critical reviewers.  eh, not like it matters for a popcorn flick anyways and enough people are liking it for what it is and not what it could have been. 
6640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution - Finally, some info! on: August 13, 2010, 08:35:32 PM
looks nice.  i like the way they implemented the powers shown in the e3 trailer.
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