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6681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 2-18-2011 on: February 20, 2011, 01:02:52 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2011, 01:00:33 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 20, 2011, 12:57:27 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2011, 12:53:05 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 20, 2011, 12:46:52 AM

I had ordered all the vehicles from the black market that I needed.  I had to find some farm tractor and a bus that apparently only exist in one location, and sporadically at that.  Last night, I started at the tractor location, blew up about three of them to get them to respawn, and finally got the one I needed.  I extracted to the other location, and the bus was waiting for me when I hit the silk.  Steam achievement unlocked!

so you got your nice shiny award that no one will ever see? Tongue



  Tongue

bah, I don't see your name anywhere on there pr0ner  Truthiness!
i wouldn't expect to see that either, considering who posted it... icon_lol
6682  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Civ 5 $20 Green Man Gaming on: February 20, 2011, 01:01:05 AM

Quote from: Ascendent on February 20, 2011, 12:53:55 AM

Maybe they ran out of digital copies to sell? Sorry that sucks, I'd be royally pissed as well.

that would be my guess as well.  i would expect them to have fewer cd keys than they expected.  i would also expect them to make good by everyone who purchased one after their stock ran out, preferably with a free dlc code to make up for the hassle.

if you don't hear from them soon, email them and see what they can do.  as a relatively new service, i would not expect them to drop the ball like this as it is a crowded market already and bad pr will hurt them.
6683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island on: February 20, 2011, 12:57:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2011, 12:51:56 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 20, 2011, 12:47:15 AM

Quote from: Razgon on February 19, 2011, 07:41:50 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 19, 2011, 12:45:32 AM

Quote from: happydog on February 18, 2011, 07:30:39 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 18, 2011, 07:10:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 18, 2011, 04:50:53 PM

reaction to the trailer from Rooster Teeth's Geoff Ramsey.  he doesn't take it well.

So this guy can't even play Dead Rising 2 because of having to administer Zombrex shots to the daughter?  I think this guy needs to see a shrink.

Why, because he makes a strong emotional connection to visuals applying them to his own life? It would be fair to call him a pussy, but I wouldn't say he has a problem.

It's called separating fiction from reality.  

So, no movie / trailer / piece of art can affect you?

ZOMBIE!

Lynch EngineNo9!
you can't lynch a zombie, you need to cut off the head or destroy the brain.

i repeat, you need to cut off the head or destroy the brain.

so in that case the only option is to cut off the head?



 icon_twisted

eh, might as well do all three.  lynch him first, let him swing in the wind screaming for brains! and then take turns hucking CD's at his head until you finally sever the neck.  then using steel-toe boots, play a nice game of kickball and round it out with a curb stomping.

it's the only way to be sure.
6684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 2-18-2011 on: February 20, 2011, 12:55:24 AM
planned on playing two worlds 2 and continuing on with the sp of singularity.  that one has grown on me too, it starts off kind of dull, action wise but soon gets so much better with the TMD.  it really has a bioshock feel with the weapon upgrades, even if you don't have free run over the island like you do for most of bioshock.  plus the weapons feel nice and weighty and the firefights are fun.  

also picked up civ v as $20 is a killer deal and less than what i paid for civ iv by a long shot.  looking to give that a whirl later even though i know how addicting it can be.

i also installed the copy of tex murphy Pandora Directive via GoG and am anxious to try it out soon.  

sadly, i haven't had much time so far except some kinect games with visiting family and friends and i have the joy of working on monday so no fun three day weekend for me.
6685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island on: February 20, 2011, 12:47:15 AM

Quote from: Razgon on February 19, 2011, 07:41:50 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 19, 2011, 12:45:32 AM

Quote from: happydog on February 18, 2011, 07:30:39 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 18, 2011, 07:10:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 18, 2011, 04:50:53 PM

reaction to the trailer from Rooster Teeth's Geoff Ramsey.  he doesn't take it well.

So this guy can't even play Dead Rising 2 because of having to administer Zombrex shots to the daughter?  I think this guy needs to see a shrink.

Why, because he makes a strong emotional connection to visuals applying them to his own life? It would be fair to call him a pussy, but I wouldn't say he has a problem.

It's called separating fiction from reality.  

So, no movie / trailer / piece of art can affect you?

ZOMBIE!

Lynch EngineNo9!
you can't lynch a zombie, you need to cut off the head or destroy the brain.

i repeat, you need to cut off the head or destroy the brain.
6686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: February 20, 2011, 12:43:00 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 19, 2011, 10:13:58 PM

I probably won't use them other than to move my initial spawn point into my main base (I usually fortify my spawn point anyways), to me it feels like it would be too much of a safety net.  I like the need for careful exploration, knowing that if anything happens I'll need to travel a long way back to try and reclaim my stuff.

while i certainly won't abuse it like that, it will be very nice not to have to fortify the spawn point just so you have a place to sleep at night after getting jumped by a creeper.

having the ability to forward time into the morning will also be a good thing (assuming that aspect is included)

looking forward to it.
6687  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive & Steam Square Enix Week: Steam Day 6: Kane & Lynch Day on: February 19, 2011, 06:51:59 PM
too bad they were both poorly reviewed.  a shame really.  oh well, it's not like i don't have enough to play.
6688  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Civ 5 $20 Green Man Gaming on: February 19, 2011, 05:53:48 PM
bought, after some difficulty.  they apparently didn't want me to give them my monies.
6689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dead Island on: February 18, 2011, 05:47:08 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on February 18, 2011, 02:48:36 AM

A poster over at AICN said it best - it does in three minutes what Walking Dead failed to do in six hours.

damn, that puts it together nicely.
6690  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Video game violence / Is nothing sacred anymore? on: February 18, 2011, 05:43:42 AM

Quote from: rickfc on February 17, 2011, 07:36:52 PM

Quote from: raydude on February 17, 2011, 07:27:36 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 17, 2011, 06:05:11 PM

As I mentioned in the appropiate thread, it probably comes from being a parent, but man... Is nothing sacred anymore in video games? Do we think its okay to everything humanly possible to scare?

I'm a parent as well, of a beautiful baby girl, and I can tell you that trailer disturbed me and pushed me out of my comfort zone. However, I believe that's the kind of feeling that true horror media is supposed to elicit from people. I have to admit, up to this point I have always viewed zombie video games as more of a version of whack-a-mole than anything truly horrific. The only scares I get from them are from the sudden "BOOO" types of scenes.

I do get the feeling of tension from playing zombie games. I do want to win and I want to get out alive. However, its not until watching this Dead Island trailer that the true horror of a zombie apocalypse has come to light in my mind. Zombies were once living, breathing people who now just want to kill you. And if the zombie infection were to hit my family - and especially my daughter - I don't really know what I'd do.

Finally - I don't think any zombie video games should be played by kids under a certain age, regardless of whether or not the trailer disturbs me. I would put this game in the same category as Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, Typing of the Dead, and maybe even Plants Vs. Zombies. Its in the category of 'no way is my kid playing this until I think she's ready for it and I can explain what zombies are without scaring her.'

This. All of it. I too am the father of a beautiful girl, and the trailer made me uncomfortable and emotional, and I swear I got some dust in my eye while watching it.

thirded.  that trailer disturbed me far more than any game ever has, and that's not just due to the young girl.  the whole thing was shot in such a way that you feel the hopelessness of their plight which smacks of reality. 
6691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island on: February 18, 2011, 05:13:52 AM

Quote from: Crawley on February 17, 2011, 01:44:35 AM

Damn that trailer was a downer.

no kidding.  that hits you right in the throat don't it?
6692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: February 18, 2011, 05:02:12 AM
bohemian rhapsody
6693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Syndicate?!?!! Yes, please!!! on: February 16, 2011, 07:55:13 AM

Quote from: EddieA on February 16, 2011, 01:51:28 AM

The OXM people have said that it's not Halo, nor a 360 exclusive.  Also, the publisher backed out on the announcement, and it won't be in the next issue or even in "the forseeable future" frown

crud.  what a bunch of cockteases. 

actually, my mind brings back images of system shock 1, but that's only just wishful thinking. 
6694  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man Tears: What movie(s) have made grown men weep? on: February 16, 2011, 07:50:01 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 15, 2011, 08:23:18 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 15, 2011, 08:12:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 15, 2011, 06:45:05 PM

Iron Giant ...."Superman" gets me every...single...time.

This. Without FAIL. Also, the intro to Up is proving to be just as provoking on repeated views.

I've come to the conclusion that Brad Bird himself is a master at the male tear jerker.  The Incredibles has a few moments of near teary eyed emergencies as well.  Needless to say, I was surprised to find out he was writing and directing the latest Mission Impossible foray.   eek


Quote from: Roman on February 15, 2011, 07:11:46 PM

Saving Private Ryan - ending when he talks with his wife

+1 to this

Quote from: TiLT on February 15, 2011, 07:24:08 PM

The ending to Braveheart always tore me up, though it's been a few years since I saw it last.
my first thought when i saw the thread, actually.


the ending to Glory was especially effective.

other than the bits of those pixar movies, most of my tear jerkers are due to heroic death.  hmmm. 

also, i have not seen iron giant.  odd that it is not on the shelf for the kids to watch.
6695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 16, 2011, 06:46:31 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 15, 2011, 05:28:48 PM

wich?!
"bacon are?!" 
missing apostrophe?!
only two periods for the ellipsis?!

 crybaby

LOL

Quote from: Daehawk on February 16, 2011, 06:23:53 AM

Oh god!...must....scroll.....up.


icon_lol

thanks guys, i needed a laugh after today.
6696  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Original/BC/60G PS3 on: February 16, 2011, 02:38:53 AM
Damn, that's pretty high and makes me think I should repair mine just to sell it.
6697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: February 15, 2011, 05:02:24 AM
well, despite my utter lack of enthusiasm for the lineup, the wife's decision to pick one up a while back was a good thing.  i still have apprehension regarding the longevity of the novelty but the kids do enjoy it and i like the random game away from the more serious fare. 

and if i ever get bored of it, i guess i can sell it to a hacker or something.
6698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mirror's Edge on: February 15, 2011, 04:59:13 AM

Quote from: TiLT on April 27, 2010, 06:57:39 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 27, 2010, 06:55:47 PM

i just ordered this game for 2.99 from GAME(they are having specials each day)..i thought what the hell,if its shit,its shit..but at 2.99,it can't be too shit Tongue

It's not a shit game. In fact, it's quite good. It's just that there are some annoying design decisions that keep it from being great.

not only that, but just cause something is dirt cheap doesn't mean it still can't be shit.   look no further than the shovelware that you see on gogamer's 90 cent specials in the madness deals.
6699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 2-11-11 on: February 15, 2011, 04:57:54 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 12, 2011, 01:45:40 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 11, 2011, 10:05:56 AM

just finished Stacking which i loved
worth 1200 points or should i wait?

Quote from: Larraque on February 11, 2011, 02:21:40 PM

I just bought Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Two serious sam games, galaga legions and Space Invaders:Infinity Gene from this week deals of the week, so one or two of these will see heavy play.


just bought DN:MP as well.  tempted by space invaders as i will probably stop playing the iphone version soon.  damn good deal on the serious sam games too. 

otherwise it will be a third straight weekend of two worlds 2 and the dead space games looking at me longingly. 


nothing but two worlds 2 when i had the dedicated time to play, but i did sample the first few levels of serious sam 1 and had some random fun with kinect and the kids. 
6700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "easy achievement" conspiracy on: February 15, 2011, 04:55:54 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 15, 2011, 01:35:44 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on February 14, 2011, 06:06:13 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 14, 2011, 06:00:05 PM

I'm still waiting for the ability to disable the Gamescore altogether.  I understand it will never come, but I can still hope.

You could always play with your Wii.

Well that's an idiotic argument.  I don't even own a Wii.
sorry, he meant to say wii-wii
6701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Amazing Zombie Defense on: February 15, 2011, 04:55:06 AM
it's a digital distro utility.  basically, just a version of the gog downloader, or steam minus all of the other stuff. 
6702  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 15, 2011, 04:53:17 AM
sweet geebus ceekay.  way to spoil the valentines day mood. 
6703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: About the Grand Theft Auto 5 Announcement on: February 14, 2011, 08:53:12 AM
A gta game this year is a bit of a leap IMHO, but given that skyrim has a relatively short interval from announcement to release, I suppose it could happen.

I would love a new gta, but next year would be fine by me. I would like to have some time between it and skyrim tbh. 
6704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/14) on: February 14, 2011, 08:46:57 AM
Thing new except that cheap copy of singularity from amazon. I figure the next new game will be kz3 via rental, otherwise it's going into a dry spell for a bit.
6705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: most terrifying rumour ever-Activision to buy Take-Two on: February 12, 2011, 09:07:03 PM

Quote from: Space Herpes on February 12, 2011, 06:55:14 PM

Quote from: Graham on February 12, 2011, 05:54:11 PM

The thing is, mech games haven't been all that popular lately.  Front Mission Evolved got a tepid reception.  Chrome Hounds has shut down its servers.  It's been a while since we've had a good pure mech game.  It's kind of like space flight simulations like X-Wing, Wing Commander, and Freespace haven't been made recently.  I don't know if we'll see either of these genres make a come back any time soon.

Makes me want to cry.  I love space games and mech games.  Also haven't seen much auto combat games.  I76 is still one of my favorite titles.  I really miss these types of games.

i would love a good game in any of those genres.  front mission evolved was not a good game in that genre.  they should have stuck with srpg instead.  closest we'll get to anything in those 3 is the new twisted metal, but that's only similar to i76 in that you drive around in both games with weapons on them.  gameplay was nothing alike. 

i fear that mechwarrior game is dead.  too much pollution from the rights owners of robotech i fear.  (remember the mech in the trailer was one of the infamous models stolen from robotech).

6706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 on: February 12, 2011, 10:25:13 AM
Well that's a slight relief then as everything on the first island gets crushed right now. I am close to leaving it myself and except for the poison using scorpions, I have not been near death for a while. I now have more money than I ever have and a ton of crafting materials except for chain. I finally dumped the freebie armor but I should go back and compare it at some point. At level 28, both 2H weapons are rated at over 1k and I rarely find myself facing mixed enemies, so I don't need to swap out much. Still have the bow going as it's been very useful to thin larger crowds. I'll tell you though, that 2H sweep is very handy. 
6707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gratuitous Space Battles on: February 12, 2011, 05:28:23 AM
cool.  that's the new campaign mode.

does that make the name wrong though?  if there is an overarching goal, then the battles are no longer gratuitous as they now have a purpose. 

so, anyone take the leap yet?  i'd like to know how it stacks up to other 4x games and if they did a good job with it.
6708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm curious -is this true american dining? on: February 12, 2011, 05:20:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 12, 2011, 03:18:10 AM

Quote from: Morgul on February 11, 2011, 04:57:07 PM

I haven't drank beer since I was 13.  Nasty shit.

beer technology has advanced greatly since then, with ales and lagers,
of course it's changed since then, what is that, like 60 years or something?

non-beer drinkers are usually those people who grew up with bud and coors. 
6709  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: 2/11/11 - Outage on: February 12, 2011, 05:03:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 11, 2011, 10:32:33 PM

We were wondering where everybody went to.

great, now the bot is sentient and schizophrenic. 
6710  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG: Tex Murphy up to 60% off on: February 12, 2011, 01:56:19 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 12, 2011, 01:53:16 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 12, 2011, 01:35:05 AM

from cag:


Quote
Until Monday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, all Tex Murphy games are 30% off. If buying all four or completing the set with the games you are missing, the discount is raised to 60%.

That's not the price shows up when I go to buy the ones I don't have.

not sure then.  are you getting all of the ones you don't have?  that's all i can think of otherwise i'm stumped.
6711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 2-11-11 on: February 12, 2011, 01:45:40 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 11, 2011, 10:05:56 AM

just finished Stacking which i loved
worth 1200 points or should i wait?

Quote from: Larraque on February 11, 2011, 02:21:40 PM

I just bought Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Two serious sam games, galaga legions and Space Invaders:Infinity Gene from this week deals of the week, so one or two of these will see heavy play.


just bought DN:MP as well.  tempted by space invaders as i will probably stop playing the iphone version soon.  damn good deal on the serious sam games too. 

otherwise it will be a third straight weekend of two worlds 2 and the dead space games looking at me longingly. 
6712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: most terrifying rumour ever-Activision to buy Take-Two on: February 12, 2011, 01:37:38 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 11, 2011, 04:04:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 11, 2011, 03:27:35 PM

hopefully 2K can fend them off like they did EA.

+1
+5 bucks if they need it.

activision just needs to gtfo now.  leave take two the hell alone, kotick.
6713  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: EA Srore Weekend Sale: Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2 33% off on: February 12, 2011, 01:35:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 12, 2011, 01:05:50 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 12, 2011, 01:01:24 AM

er, might want to update the title there ceekay.  this isn't a discount for me3 just 1 and 2.

I got carried away with the 33333333333333333333333333333333's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!3! icon_lol

i figured you had added them together in some form of bizarre algebra. 
6714  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG: Tex Murphy up to 60% off on: February 12, 2011, 01:35:05 AM
from cag:


Quote
Until Monday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, all Tex Murphy games are 30% off. If buying all four or completing the set with the games you are missing, the discount is raised to 60%.
6715  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Singularity $15.99 [xbox/ps3] @ Amazon on: February 12, 2011, 01:34:34 AM
great deal on this one.  heard enough good things about it too.
6716  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG: Tex Murphy up to 60% off on: February 12, 2011, 01:05:00 AM
too bad you can't gift the extra copies. 

this is a great deal and more than makes up for missing the deal back in december.  thanks for posting this bullwinkle.
6717  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamespot Marketplace Deals and Offers: Dead Space 2 $34.75 plus shipping on: February 12, 2011, 01:03:42 AM
just a tad cheaper than what gamefly would charge me after the small discount. 
6718  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: EA Srore Weekend Sale: Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2 33% off on: February 12, 2011, 01:01:24 AM
er, might want to update the title there ceekay.  this isn't a discount for me3 just 1 and 2.
6719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero Cancelled! (and True Crime too) on: February 11, 2011, 04:34:25 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 10, 2011, 03:36:58 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 10, 2011, 03:24:07 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 10, 2011, 12:29:27 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 09, 2011, 11:27:34 PM

strange on the True Crime part,as True Crime Hong Kong which was first meant to be Q3 or 4 of 2010 had a new date of Q2 2011 before this...bit late in the day to cancel it,couldn't of been too far off finished



True Crime was 'virtually complete'

Quote
True Crime: Hong Kong was playable from start to finish and "virtually complete" in terms of content before Activision canned it, the developer behind the game told CVG.

damn, maybe someone else can pick it up like they did with Ghostbusters and Brutal Legend so the dev's work at least sees the light of day.

....and then get sued after the game is released, inevitably.  Stupid Activision...just stupid.

god damnit activision is trying so hard to make me hate them more than ea.  after this and the IW debacle, their place as biggest 'shitty company run by a douche' in the industry is sealed. 

and after ea's history of buying and closing all of my favorite developers, that's a lot of ingrained hate. 
6720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 on: February 11, 2011, 04:24:36 AM
bummer.  so much for trying the mp there now.  oh well, haven't tried it at all yet, so i doubt i missing much from the competitive modes.

i'll stick to playing co-op with friends.
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