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6641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Battle: Los Angeles on: March 12, 2011, 07:48:34 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on March 11, 2011, 03:30:54 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 11, 2011, 02:58:23 PM

Oh man, when Ebert won't even give you one star, it's time to bail.  I was going to see this because I came across what must have been the ONLY good review of the movie, but after reading Ebert's take, I think I'll wait for it on netflix.

Yeah, Ebert's usually pretty fair to these kinds of movies. He understands they aren't trying to be Citizen Kane and judges them accordingly.

Quote
Young men: If you attend this crap with friends who admire it, tactfully inform them they are idiots. Young women: If your date likes this movie, tell him you've been thinking it over, and you think you should consider spending some time apart.

I think I'll talk my wife out of going.  icon_lol

that's some good stuff right there.  ebert hasn't entertained me in years but that was great.
6642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Saturday time waster - Katamari web for Chrome on: March 12, 2011, 07:43:09 PM
saw this on kotaku.

someone has coded in a javascipt applet in chrome that turns any page into a katamari damacy style playground.  simply copy this and paste into any address bar and hit enter
Code:
javascript:var h='http://174.129.249.239/js/',i,n,ss=['http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js',h+'Renderables.js',h+'Game.js'];for(i=0;i<ss.length;i++){n=document.createElement("script");n.src=ss[i]+'?'+Date.now();document.head.appendChild(n);}

you can then start rolling.  


6643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Points System Hacked on: March 11, 2011, 05:39:53 AM

Quote from: papasmurff on March 11, 2011, 03:33:23 AM

I see criminal charges in their futures... if MS can figure out who it was...

they will have no problem figuring out who used them.
Quote
"We are aware of the situation and have taken steps to invalidate the codes obtained illegitimately," .....Our Policy and Enforcement team is evaluating whether or not certain individuals have violated the Terms of Use for Xbox LIVE and will take the appropriate enforcement on an individual basis."

all i could say to those who tried this is HA.  what, you think ms wouldn't figure out the hack and use it to track down the fake numbers? 
6644  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Beyond Good & Evil Soundtrack for Free From Ubisoft on: March 11, 2011, 05:30:32 AM
looks like it was temporary.  bummer
6645  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate 5 Year Anniversary Sale Week 1 on: March 11, 2011, 05:15:28 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on March 10, 2011, 11:35:08 PM

Mostly bargain bin stuff with a few hidden gems I already have.  Heh, I can definitely recommend Vigil: Blood Bitterness for that price though.  It's...different.  icon_smile

i've had that in my steam library for over a year.  might as well see what it is. 
6646  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: A look at Chrome 10 on: March 11, 2011, 05:10:52 AM
it's improved a ton since release and is definitely worthy of being the browser i use now.  it replaced opera and firefox for me a long time ago.
6647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Rubber on: March 10, 2011, 03:33:01 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 09, 2011, 09:50:49 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on March 09, 2011, 07:15:13 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on March 09, 2011, 04:04:19 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 09, 2011, 04:06:46 AM

What ... the ... fuck?
6648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Toy Soldiers:Cold war on: March 09, 2011, 09:40:11 PM
Picked up the first during the recent sale they had and am enjoying it, with the exception of those damn kaiser tanks. They are overpowered and take a ton of damage.

One could only hope for a mix of actual 80's toys but I'll be happy if we get decent knockoffs instead. Star wars figures vs GI Joe would be fun. Toss in he-man for the melée units.
6649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any thoughts on Playstation Plus after a few months on: March 09, 2011, 09:34:45 PM
That would have been very helpful to have before my 60gb ps3 died. Now I'd just make sure to copy the saves to a USB drive or something.
6650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Homefront on: March 09, 2011, 09:24:06 PM
Tbh, I wish EA had done this with MoH as I never played much mp and I could have saved the code. Would have got more for it in resale value. As long as they don't make it a time limit, I would totally accept this kind purchase lockout for any mp game that forces the issue.  I will still prefer to have it all free but I doubt that will remain the status quo for much longer.
6651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Homefront on: March 08, 2011, 09:02:23 PM
At five hours I am glad I am renting. I was really hoping for something with a little more substane than a cod clone, especially as the mp doesn't seem all that different from the masses of modern military shooters. Amazingly, I am more excited for socom 4 than homefront now and I would not have said that six months ago.  As said earlier, the potential this game had dwarfed its reality.  
6652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Charlie Sheen - Fired by Warner Bros on: March 08, 2011, 08:42:27 PM
Oh, so that's what he's calling them now?
6653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dreamcast Collection now on Steam on: March 06, 2011, 07:25:25 PM
if i want something like crazy taxi, i'll just fire up one of the gta's and jack a cab there.  much more fun when you can gun down the rider after he gets out. 
6654  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 3-3-2011: Medal of Honor 50% off on: March 06, 2011, 07:23:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 06, 2011, 10:23:18 AM

Quote from: Caine on March 05, 2011, 06:09:40 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on March 04, 2011, 12:01:06 AM

Personally I was interested in the East India Company collection for 70% off - and for once it was actually available in my region!  Sold, to the handsome Welshman for less than four quid. icon_biggrin

they also have the "sequel" conquest of the americas for $10.49

I was watching some gameplay videos for Conquest and man, did it look boring.

they are definitely of the "slow burning" types.  i didn't have any impressions like that when playing other similar games so i'm hoping that the EIC complete i bought won't be too dull either.
6655  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 3-3-2011: Medal of Honor 50% off on: March 05, 2011, 06:09:40 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on March 04, 2011, 12:01:06 AM

Personally I was interested in the East India Company collection for 70% off - and for once it was actually available in my region!  Sold, to the handsome Welshman for less than four quid. icon_biggrin

they also have the "sequel" conquest of the americas for $10.49
6656  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 3-3-2011: Medal of Honor 50% off on: March 05, 2011, 06:03:57 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on March 04, 2011, 12:01:06 AM

Personally I was interested in the East India Company collection for 70% off - and for once it was actually available in my region!  Sold, to the handsome Welshman for less than four quid. icon_biggrin
yeah, i have wanted to try the privateer campaign.  like a bigger better version of pirates i hope.
6657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Scrolls, from Mojang on: March 05, 2011, 05:09:06 PM
true, although i still miss the little updates and hints of upcoming ideas.  other than the achievements and hints at fighting a dragon, he's been pretty quiet lately.
6658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island on: March 05, 2011, 05:03:43 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on March 03, 2011, 10:06:24 PM

I loaned a friend Left 4 Dead way back when.  He took it home, put in the XBox and started the No Mercy level.

The next day he gave it back to me.  "How far did you get?" I asked him.

He said, "I was on the rooftop and after the helicopter went buy I grabbed a gun and opened the door. There was a zombie at the bottom of the stairs and he looked at me.  I ejected the game and brought it back."

Pansy never even fired a shot.   icon_frown

Heh, I should send him the link to the trailer for Dead Island. 

better yet, have him come over an then show it to him. 
6659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crysis 2 on: March 05, 2011, 05:01:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 05, 2011, 04:29:06 AM

Quote from: Appollo on March 05, 2011, 04:25:03 AM

I've bought this on steam but it just shows the name in my libary. Do you get informed if`you will be able to download it so it unlocks at sale day.

I presume I also get nothing for preordering a digital version and not the dvd.

I imagine they may do the pre-load where you can download most of the game before the release on March 22nd but they don't notify you, you'll just have to keep an eye on Steam.

here's the pre-order goodies  you get.
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Pre-Purchase Crysis 2 now and receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition!
(see offer restriction below)

Limited Edition includes the following Multiplayer bonus content:

Hologram Decoy

SCAR weapon attachment
Project a hologram of yourself used to deceive and confuse enemies
SCAR weapon skin – digital

Medium assault rifle
High accuracy and fire rate
Unique digital camouflage variant
Unique Platinum Dog Tag

Displays your rank
Can be viewed by others
Helps identify players
Unique platinum frame not available through any other means
Bonus XP

Awards additional experience
Immediate boost to level 5
Immediate access to all preset classes
6660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]L.A. Noire, finally some info coming on: March 05, 2011, 04:59:25 PM
why not just have a CE version with everything? 

also, the usual grumble about different pre-order bonuses. 
6661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SOCOM 4 on: March 05, 2011, 04:57:58 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on March 05, 2011, 07:40:17 AM

I.. I can't believe I'm saying it but I might be in for that package with the move thing.

same here. 
6662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: March 05, 2011, 04:55:50 PM
i really hope they would announce when the beta starts.  i've still got that dusty copy of moh just waiting to be sold
6663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 3 on: March 05, 2011, 04:53:14 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 21, 2011, 06:18:23 PM

I hope this is the one where they integrated Red Faction's destruction into the city environment.   icon_twisted

hell's yeah, but then it would be more like stillwater's armageddon, at least in my game. 
6664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 03/04/11 on: March 05, 2011, 04:49:36 PM
this will be the big push to finish up two worlds 2 and maybe give dead space 1/2 a last chance before i send ds2 back.  may fire up civ v to expand my empire a bit as well.

6665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: AC: Brotherhood - impressions and full review! on: March 05, 2011, 04:10:01 PM
i've still got my copy as well and never got more than a few hours worth of play out of the mp.  it was pretty fun in a decent group but maddening all the same.  getting a perfect spot on an enemy only to find out that his buddy was stalking you and somehow knows you are hit, even in a group of clones.

from what i hear now, most people just run the rooftops and it boils down into a race
6666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars 3D starting in 2012 on: March 05, 2011, 05:44:23 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on March 05, 2011, 03:07:24 AM

I might go see one or two of them (certainly Revenge of the Sith) just to see the quality of the conversion, but the real ticket is in 2015 when Star Wars (fuck you A New Hope) hits. My son will be the same age I was when I first saw it. 3D or no, I'm going to see Star Wars with my son in the theater and showing him what an experience that is. smile

not only am I planning on doing the same thing with my son (he'll be 7 by then) but i am going to try and keep TESB and RotJ spoiler free until he sees them in the theater.

damn shame they are going in order though as it would be great to see clone wars and sith in the theaters. 
6667  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Green Man Gaming weekend sale - AvP (2010) - $4.97 on: March 04, 2011, 05:51:49 AM
green man gaming has this cheap through monday.
it's a steam game as well you only get the key and enter it in.  
link
6668  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Sale 3-3-2011: Ubisoft Weekend Deal Pack on: March 04, 2011, 02:07:23 AM
Hope they do more of these little packs. If I didn't already have half of these in some form I would snap this up.
6669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/28) on: March 01, 2011, 06:41:52 AM
nada.  saving my monies for later
6670  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: March 01, 2011, 06:38:55 AM

Quote from: Purge on February 28, 2011, 05:44:55 PM

It's good that this isn't a de-rail.



would that be a DD-rail?
6671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Source Code on: March 01, 2011, 06:36:30 AM
while jake is not going to turn anyone's opinions of him with one movie, neither did leo.  the trailer looked kind of fun and it has a nice sci-fi hook to it.  could be a good diversion movie
6672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Last American WWI Vet dies aged 110 on: March 01, 2011, 06:22:05 AM
I salute you good sir.  rest well, you have earned it. 
6673  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 01, 2011, 06:17:21 AM
6674  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World on: February 28, 2011, 06:52:59 AM
picked this up last week on a sale.  love it.  watched it twice in two days (once while the wife was at work as i had no desire to play anything) and again friday night with her.  what i expected to happen didn't; i figured she would be bored and want to switch it off in favor of a crime show.  she enjoyed it as much as i did.  almost.  i think it's brilliant and it's one of those movies that i won't get bored of watching.  great characters and both scott and ramona  were cast perfectly. 

i think they did a great job with the music as well. 
6675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killzone 3 on: February 27, 2011, 11:49:06 PM
Just finished this as well and while it felt a little too routine towards the end with the vehicle segments, I enjoyed it. The lack of a real boss fight against the big bad guys is a let down though. I liked the battle with the giant mech though.

The stealth level was a bit odd though as you get to a certain point and then can't be stealthy any more. The jet pack was interesting but under used. The late game weapons were fun. I loved the bfg and the missile/mortar launcher and of course the design to let you carry it around with a regular assault rifle.
6676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 2/25/11 on: February 27, 2011, 05:21:34 PM
Played a lot of killzone 3 to the point of almost finishing it. It's pretty solid for a shooter but I will probably send it back when I'm done as I still have a huge backlog to work through. 
6677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: February 27, 2011, 08:50:22 AM
that did say THQ australia.  prices are always out of whack down there. 

if it's the same price up here, then that's way out of line with what they include.  some unlocks and a small book?  how about no.
6678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft gets into the swing of things on: February 25, 2011, 05:34:05 AM
the bonus videos from the end of the video are even worse.  what kind of game do they really think they have here?  or did i miss the part where they mention the pre-order bonus, a bag of X?
6679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killzone 3 on: February 25, 2011, 05:28:11 AM
with any luck i will be able to try this out over the weekend.  damnable snow put a dent in the deliveries this week so it might not happen.  i enjoyed 2 for what it did different but other than an annoying end boss, i can't describe anything about the campaign that i remember standing out from the crowd. 
6680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime 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". 
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