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6601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/25/11 on: March 26, 2011, 04:22:57 AM
crysis 2 will be taking up any of my free time i think. 
6602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: White Gold: Xenus 2, aka Boiling Point psuedo Sequel on: March 26, 2011, 03:54:10 AM
figured i would check but i didn't get home until later on friday night than usual. 

i'll probably pick that one up too as the idea always sound like fun.
6603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crysis 2 on: March 25, 2011, 01:26:49 PM
Wow that sucks ceekay. Hope they get that resolved soon as the game is quite a bit of fun. I do miss the larger environments though.
6604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LARP on: March 25, 2011, 04:31:39 AM
thank you for that.  i had a few useful brain cells that needed damaging.
6605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fallen Frontier on: March 25, 2011, 04:26:01 AM
Side scrolling 2 player co-op


it has some ex bungie people on it and looks like it takes cues from halo

some gameplay

really digging the visual style.  sadly, no release date except 2012.

6606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Season of Futurama Coming? on: March 25, 2011, 04:01:57 AM
good news indeed.  i'm looking forward to it
6607  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Restoring lost file associations on: March 25, 2011, 03:47:00 AM
this problem cropped up at work.  need to dig out my fixes...

here's a batch i found that helped.  i ended up using most of it except the actual batch as he provides the registry files you can use to reassociate .html, .htm and .url

http://www.local-it-guy.com/tips/restrictions.html
6608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [3DS] Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars on: March 25, 2011, 03:35:49 AM
that sounds fun.  when i do break down and get one i'll be sure to look it up. 
6609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime on: March 24, 2011, 11:57:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 24, 2011, 10:15:04 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 25, 2011, 05:21:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 25, 2011, 12:19:21 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 25, 2011, 12:09:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 24, 2011, 10:41:38 PM

looks like we can start busting on March 23rd.

"we"  :snicker
I know, looks like I'll be the only one getting it for the pc  crybaby
pending decent reviews/impressions, i might grab it for the console.  might wait for the inevitable steam sale as this totally screams "$2.50 daily special". 

from the reviews it's not even scream '$2.50 special'
yeah it's a shame. Could have been good.
6610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dynasty Warriors 7 Formally Announced, PS3 Exclusive on: March 23, 2011, 03:57:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 22, 2011, 03:29:49 PM

arsie!  looks like this is due out next week, and they have a bunch of new screens up on the main website

this one totally slipped my radar.  too bad i probably won't have enough time to get homefront back in the mail to get this by next week. 
6611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which old(er) games need to be sequeled / remade? on: March 23, 2011, 03:49:11 AM
in the same vein as X-Wing/Tie Fighter, i would love a sequel to Independence War 2. 

Other games that would also be sure signs I had died:
VietCong
Freespace
Terra Nova
Heavy Gear
Mechwarrior
Star Wars: Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
6612  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Boatload of Strategy First games for $10 on: March 23, 2011, 12:47:10 AM
nice haul.  almost got tortuga a while back.  glad i waited.
6613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: White Gold: Xenus 2, aka Boiling Point psuedo Sequel on: March 21, 2011, 08:03:55 PM
I'll hVe try that as it is very disorienting to not hear anything except for the music. I only had them working until the dock and once again as a boat jetted by. I'll let you know how it goes.
6614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What recent PC game should I play? on: March 21, 2011, 05:41:00 PM
I would imagine you could use the controller mapping software to run crysis with the 360 controller. It's anpretry long one as well but fun up until the ET's show up.

I would recommend crysis warhead instead.

Want a more tactical shooter?  Armed Assault 2 would be my choice.
6615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft Working Towards Cross Platform Play For Its Platforms on: March 21, 2011, 05:36:09 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on March 21, 2011, 05:22:19 PM

How would they reconcile the two separate pricing structures?  360 gamers pay to play online, PC gamers don't.
simple. Call it a premium feature and charge for it. I wouldn't expect them to give this away for free and I wouldn't expect the online pc community to agree to pay for it, so he whole thing will end up as a hollow offer so ms can say they tried.
6616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 03/18/11 on: March 21, 2011, 05:33:30 AM
finished up homefront, played a few missions in DoW2 and started up Xenus 2 to see how it fared. 

basically, burning up time until crysis 2 hits this week.
6617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: White Gold: Xenus 2, aka Boiling Point psuedo Sequel on: March 21, 2011, 05:31:51 AM
My first half day in Xenus-land:

After a refreshing short video on the dangers of cocaine (don't do drugs kids, they're bad, ok.  -Nancy Reagan) I find myself on the back of a boat with a mounted machine gun being ferried away into an island chain.  All is fine in the tropics and the weather, as pointed out by the protaganist with the british accent, is nice.  That is until The Bad Guys show up and start shooting up the place.  Well, we can't have that so I open fire on their boats with the machine gun I mentioned earlier until the boat gets a requisite number of bullet holes in its rickety frame and the boat stops.  Well, all the boats stop, ours and theirs, as does their remaining helicopter.  They must have sensed our predicament and decide to stay out of the impending blast, which happens just as soon as I jump into the water.  I end up an indeterminate time later on the dock with the fisherman.  He seems like a nice enough fellow, so I pay him the 500 pesos he asks for and bid him good day.  I am informed that this short stint has provided me with enough experience to level up.  Grand idea I think, let's see what is in store for me.  I can increase my carrying capacity, get the ability to aim and some other random options.  Ooh, aiming sounds like a capital idea and I go for that one. 

Ah, paradise.  There are swaying palm trees around, chickens and rats running about their day to day business of being animals and the surest sign that this is poor country.  No running motor vehicles around any where and everyone I see of middle age is standing around aimlessly chatting up whomever walks by.  Myself, for instance.  One such fellow asks me to insult his friend.  Why yes I say, no better way to ingratiate myself than go about calling strangers bad names.  I do so after realizing his friend is but a few paces away.  He's heard the offer and tells me the whole story.  Seems this other fellow has a bet and can't personally insult this friend so he goes and asks others to be his voice.  He offers me a counter; go back and insult him enough to break his insult-monk vow and lose the bet.  A short time later, I have enraged him enough to do so and have made myself 25 bucks and learned a little along the way.  It's not enough to level up again, but at least I am on the way.

As I walk up the dirty path someone on a radio alerts my attention to a gentleman standing atop a tall rock along the road.  How did he get there the voice (not really a voice, just text.  the only actual voices I have heard so far were in the intro movies) asks?  Well, that's a quandary as I can't see it myself.  Just a big rock with a guy wearing a red t-shirt standing on top like just climbed Mt Everest.  Moving on, an old man bumps into me and strikes up a conversation about fish.  I guess I could buy some from him if I want, but seeing as how I just gave the fisherman some money I decide to wait.  The Voice on the radio tells me to buy a better weapon as "a kid could put me down in two shots" as he puts it. 

Instead of buying what could be a tasty bit of fish, I decide to search around for food, just in case that kid finds me.  Behind most houses are little crates.  Most of these little crates are revealed to have food, lockpicks, even ammunition.  Ah, good deal.  I proceed to search every crate in sight and try my hand at picking the occasional locked box.  Good thing the locals don't seem to mind my indiscretion and I am soon flush with supplies.  I have also picked up the neighborhood trash in the form of their empty bottles.  Lucky for me, I spot a man named "empty bottle buyer" and decide to sell him my unused empties.  Ah, a nice income and soon I have cleaned up the streets.  Now I truly feel like a homeless man in paradise.  As I make my way around this little town I come across a treasure trove:  a dozen empty bottles.  Score!

I meet a husband who pays me 55 pesos to talk to his wife.  A diver asks me to go to the other side of the island to find an oxygen tank so I can save his friend from an underwater creature.  Good thing he has an air pocket.  It gets late so I head back around the island to sell my bottles but it seems everyone has gone inside for the night.  I look for a place to sleep but alas, all the doors are locked.  I find the bottle buyers hut and lie down on his porch. 

Tomorrow I go out to the next town over.  I am certain to find more valuable trash to pick up. 
6618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge 8.9 quake hits Japan on: March 20, 2011, 09:28:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2011, 08:26:11 PM

a week later and you think you've seen it all, then you see more pics

snip...
icon_eek

6619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AT&T to buy T-Mobile on: March 20, 2011, 09:26:06 PM
wth?  didn't we just break up Ma bell?

Quote from: Eel Snave on March 20, 2011, 08:37:04 PM

Wow. So now it's Verizon vs. AT&T with Sprint sniffing around the edges.

then we'll have just two choices.  as long as both "sides" remain somewhat equal, we might have a bit of balance and competition. 
6620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Homefront on: March 20, 2011, 05:00:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2011, 04:31:43 PM

Quote from: Mikagami on March 20, 2011, 04:04:38 PM

Went from lv 45 to lv 2 for some reason today.
All unlocks gone.
Challenges still kept my kill progress so I'm guessing something didn't load properly and saved over once I got 5 kills with a gun.

I take it you're playing on the PS3?

ouch. 

on a side note, i finished the sp yesterday and boy, what a short game that was.  i had gotten to the only stealth section and was able to finish that, the "you could see it coming from a mile away" helicopter level, and fought my way up onto a bridge.  then bam, game over.  i get that they want to set up a sequel but the whole thing just felt like a cop-out.  a massive invasion of half of the US and the NK's are pushed out simply because the air force ran low on fuel?  granted, it was just one city the NK's lost, but to have such a swing from occupation to rebellion is a bit too hollywood ending. 

i also think the stealth level could have been designed better.  how is it that a group of 4 armed soldiers are able to sneak around a base in the middle of day without anyone noticing?  there were so many moments when the AI was clearly scripted to just stand there with it's back to you and not respond unless you walked up and knifed them in the face.  there was a moment earlier in the game half way through the first level where a patrol is scripted to pass by and one of the NK's got turned around.  he was completely oblivious when all three of us ran right in front of him. 

glad i stayed with a rental at this point.  i do agree with Ron's assessment of the guns though.  they all felt like they did damage and you didn't see a lot of bullet sponges with no reaction until you hit their magical zero health bar.
6621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! (now general Steam discussion) on: March 20, 2011, 05:20:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2011, 12:02:17 AM

a sign you have too many games on Steam:  you see a particular title on sale multiple times and think 'damn, I wish I had waited for a sale', only to later on go to install said title and find out that you don't actually own it  icon_lol

the kicker being that you waited to install it after the sale was over. 
6622  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Xenus 2: White Gold, aka Boiling Point 2 - $5 - Beamdog.com on: March 20, 2011, 04:45:36 AM
never used this site but they look to be a little like steam, with a client and straight download and play client. 

in any case, they have Xenus 2 for all of five bucks, for at least this weekend.  there was a hilarious write up on RPS about this, you can read it here.

not sure i want to add another DL service to the mix.  i already have my steam, impulse, d2d, gog, gamersgate, and green man gaming services.  getting hard to keep track of what games i have out there.
6623  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats this photo meme type thing called? on: March 19, 2011, 08:26:32 PM
photobombing is the root of that. 
6624  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal - Darksiders 75% on: March 19, 2011, 07:16:47 PM
looks like a tf2 clone, sounds like something more.  i'll fire up the trial later. 

any word on steam vs xbla?  server populations, post-launch support?
6625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PAM: Post Apocalyptic mayhem on: March 19, 2011, 07:11:54 PM
interesting looking diversion.  like mario kart meets fallout
6626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN] Red Faction: Battlegrounds on: March 19, 2011, 05:23:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 19, 2011, 04:50:29 PM

looks like this is hitting April 5th for $9.99 on PSN and 800 MS Points.  looks like members of PSN plus will get this for free.

just got an email saying that not only do you get this for free, you get to keep it after your psn+ expires if i sign up for a year.

i am telling you, between this and getting to play Stacking for free, psn+ is starting to sound like a good value, even for those of us who the ps3 is our secondary console.
6627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Zygna- Xbox Live is too small for us on: March 19, 2011, 05:21:26 PM

Quote from: disarm on March 19, 2011, 05:13:06 PM

best gaming news of the week!

agreed.  we don't need that kind of crap showing up on xbl. 
6628  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: U.N. votes for military intervention in Libya on: March 19, 2011, 05:17:42 PM
it's started.

Quote
French official says French fighter jet has fired on Libyan military vehicle

it's just a matter of time before this gets out of control.



this may have been a rebel aircraft, or it may have been libya claiming it is to sway public opinion/cover their ass.

6629  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 3-17-2011 on: March 18, 2011, 06:08:40 AM
too bad the deal for divinity 2/sacred 2 doesn't include the gold versions of each.  it would be a killer deal then.

not a bad deal on evochron mercenaries though if you have been waiting on it.
6630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: March 18, 2011, 06:06:01 AM

Quote from: Tokek on March 18, 2011, 03:59:26 AM

Seeing that I highly doubt that there will be a lot of MP servers with decent pings to me, would this game be worth it for the SP campaign alone?

so far, my impression of the sp is someone took the urban defense mission out of MW2 and made it into a game.  insert "shocking scenes" into the action with occasional breaks in the combat to make it seem more serious. 

tbh, if you aren't planning on hitting the mp much, wait for a price drop.  besides, crysis 2 hits next week and should be a much better sp game. 
6631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Charlie Sheen - Fired by Warner Bros on: March 18, 2011, 03:52:10 AM
they announced a show in the area.  on a tuesday night in a city 50 miles away from home.  yeah, not happening
6632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It would be more like 12 if he loved Rosie O'Donnell on: March 17, 2011, 04:05:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 17, 2011, 04:00:00 AM

Quote from: Caine on March 17, 2011, 03:56:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 17, 2011, 03:55:27 AM

Quote from: Caine on March 17, 2011, 03:54:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 16, 2011, 03:17:59 PM

better than having 'I love my llama'.

not that anyone here has a llama.


 paranoid

captain caveman, is that you?

neigh, tis not!
hay, hold your horses.  no reason to get into a stampede

I guess it would behoove me to rein in myself.  it'll make me sad, so just ignore the long face.

there, that's better.  now, who wants a sugar cube?  you want a sugar cube, don't you?  that's a good boy. 
6633  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How much room for a WinXP partition? on: March 17, 2011, 03:58:44 AM
i have never used it for games, but you could try win xp mode before going with the whole re-partitioning deal, which can be a pita if you don't have the right software.

you'll need win 7 pro or better though.

apparently it's changed an you don't need pro to download this any more. 

link

might be worth a shot for a quick trial before you go all out with the partitioning.  if you do go that route, make sure to get a good backup in case it goes south on you.  you could also get a 2nd disk and dual boot to it.
6634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It would be more like 12 if he loved Rosie O'Donnell on: March 17, 2011, 03:56:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 17, 2011, 03:55:27 AM

Quote from: Caine on March 17, 2011, 03:54:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 16, 2011, 03:17:59 PM

better than having 'I love my llama'.

not that anyone here has a llama.


 paranoid

captain caveman, is that you?

neigh, tis not!
hay, hold your horses.  no reason to get into a stampede
6635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It would be more like 12 if he loved Rosie O'Donnell on: March 17, 2011, 03:54:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 16, 2011, 03:17:59 PM

better than having 'I love my llama'.

not that anyone here has a llama.


 paranoid

captain caveman, is that you?
6636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge 8.9 quake hits Japan on: March 17, 2011, 03:49:32 AM
and even better if all these people start taking them now, just in case.  don't they know that it isn't a magic pill and should not be taken lightly? 

no no, better to be prepared against any possibility.  now, who wants to help start the rumor that godzilla has actually been spotted so we can get these hyper-reactive folks stocking up on my new anti-godzilla spray?
6637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Causality-Violating Higgs Singlets discovered tomorrow at the LHC on: March 17, 2011, 03:45:32 AM
if they have discovered time travel, can someone please go back in time and have me not bet on the steelers? 
6638  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Got Windows 7? be care when installing SP1 on: March 17, 2011, 03:43:20 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on March 16, 2011, 11:38:39 PM

Also, if you use the Windows RSAT tools (Remote Server Admin), they won't install once SP1 is installed, so install RSAT first, then apply SP1.

well that's certainly a nice feature.  who knows what kind of malicious work you could do with those tools.  thank you microsoft for protecting me against these dangerous tools from an unknown source. 

i had read the post-patch forums for some fun and sp1 is blamed for a lot of random mischief.  Win7 SP1, now with more gremlins.   thumbsup
6639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack Codes to give away on: March 17, 2011, 03:31:29 AM

Quote from: disarm on March 17, 2011, 12:17:04 AM

Got my code and successfully redeemed it already...thanks a bunch Graham/GT! icon_cool

ditto.  awesome with a side of gravy.  thank you guys.
6640  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Some upcoming XBLA Sales for weeks of 3-22 and 3-29 on: March 16, 2011, 01:46:12 AM
Definitely.
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