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6721  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Funny blog post found while stumbling... on: December 04, 2008, 09:22:04 PM
god, what's next?  kids born with leet speak names? 

i would like you to meet my daughter,

5@m@n|-h@
6722  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Area51 and other government lies on: December 04, 2008, 09:07:09 PM
or being terminated with prejudice.
6723  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Creed to reunite? on: December 04, 2008, 09:04:11 PM
i think a lot of the hate is due to the generally accepted belief that it sounds too derivative of other, better bands.


and also that scott is a dick. 
6724  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: December 04, 2008, 08:40:45 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 04, 2008, 08:34:50 PM

Apparently there's some new winter clothes out
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/avatars/

yup.  tried them last night.  not too bad, but now i look the part for winter. 

for reference, you don't need to d/l these anywhere, they just show up in your avatar customization tabs. 
6725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Gen Chronicles of Riddick still coming? on: December 04, 2008, 07:24:18 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 04, 2008, 07:19:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 04, 2008, 07:03:06 PM

i thought it was only considered a decent movie when it came out.  i liked it and chronicles, but i really wish it had done well enough to warrant a sequel.  not sure how that would have panned out though, but maybe they could do a prequel or something?  further run ins with the bounty hunter would be kick ass.

efbb is a great part of the storyline and worth going through just for the intro (and ending too)

Have you seen the cartoon? That's the only part of the trilogy I haven't watched any of yet.

no.  i'll probably pick it up though once this game comes out though.
6726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Gen Chronicles of Riddick still coming? on: December 04, 2008, 07:03:06 PM
i thought it was only considered a decent movie when it came out.  i liked it and chronicles, but i really wish it had done well enough to warrant a sequel.  not sure how that would have panned out though, but maybe they could do a prequel or something?  further run ins with the bounty hunter would be kick ass.

efbb is a great part of the storyline and worth going through just for the intro (and ending too)
6727  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 04, 2008, 01:52:44 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 03, 2008, 11:43:41 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 03, 2008, 10:10:25 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 03, 2008, 08:59:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 03, 2008, 08:49:46 PM

had i gone back with the item as-is, what manager would have believed me, even with a receipt? 

Um, most?  Especially with a receipt. I find it extremely hard to believe a store would refuse you and if you would have as a clerk then I'll say that I'm happy that I never shopped there. 

Had that happen a few years ago with a DVD and we didn't have any trouble taking it back to the store with a gift receipt and returning it.  They even let us swap it out for a different movie because the gift wasn't one my wife had a particular desire to have in our collection. 

it may be the locations i worked at ingrained in me a certain level of disbelief.  we had all kinds of tricks attempted on us by those with the guile to try something.

this store in question has a return section which forms as soon as you enter the store and there are those waist high barriers to separate this part from the main store, so it's not exactly easy to take a product off the shelf and return it without leaving the store and coming back in.  the exits and the entry are also separate, as opposed to best buy or cc. 

my concern was that the anti theft device in the package (which oddly did not trigger anything on the way out) would instantly make anyone looking suspicious that i had somehow got it out of the store.  as a manager, i would also wonder why the clerk, the customer, and the bag checker somehow all missed the shell.  occam's razor works against you in this kind of situation. 

Why is the customer's job to check the shell?  Some places intentionally don't take the shells off because it's designed for the customer to cut off.  And even if it isn't then it's easy for a customer to miss if they are buying quite a few items.  At most stores baggage checkers don't check every bag (Sam's Club is the only place I shop at that does this regularly) so that's not a factor either. 

As for anti-theft devices- half the time the clerks don't clear them properly and it's a toss up if the bag checker actually looks in my bag or just waves me through.  So I've had plenty of times I've entered the store with a return only to have it alarm when I enter.  No one bats an eye. 

this was one of those hard "tamper proof" devices like the ones you see used in gamestops or best buy.  not something designed for the customer to take off themselves.  quite the opposite in fact.  it took quite a bit of prying to get the damn thing off with the screwdriver. 

and not implied that it's the customer's job, but that if i had missed it along with everyone else, it makes it look less like an accident and more like i pilfered it.  "what, so you want me to believe that a clerk, the bag checker, and you didn't see this big honking thing on your game until you got home?"  that's the kind of reaction i was expecting.
6728  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF pc case on: December 04, 2008, 01:45:34 AM
i may have one which is either empty or close to it.  let me check when i get home dae
6729  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the cost of parenthood? on: December 03, 2008, 11:13:36 PM
two kids, $500 per month daycare at 10 days per month and for 5 hours.

the younger one goes through a can of formula a week, and now eats a variety of solids ~170
diapers run about 70 per month
clothes about 50 per month due to the constant growth

the older one eats what we do, doesn't use diapers except as a sleep insurance, and has been getting hand me downs from relatives, so it's not as much.  we do buy about 60 bucks worth of milk per month though.
6730  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't want to be too premature but... on: December 03, 2008, 11:06:47 PM
Cool news man! 

just wait till you find yourself telling #1 all the things they can't do to the baby.  it's a very unusual list if my two are any indication.
6731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 10:10:25 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 03, 2008, 08:59:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 03, 2008, 08:49:46 PM

had i gone back with the item as-is, what manager would have believed me, even with a receipt? 

Um, most?  Especially with a receipt. I find it extremely hard to believe a store would refuse you and if you would have as a clerk then I'll say that I'm happy that I never shopped there. 

Had that happen a few years ago with a DVD and we didn't have any trouble taking it back to the store with a gift receipt and returning it.  They even let us swap it out for a different movie because the gift wasn't one my wife had a particular desire to have in our collection. 

it may be the locations i worked at ingrained in me a certain level of disbelief.  we had all kinds of tricks attempted on us by those with the guile to try something.

this store in question has a return section which forms as soon as you enter the store and there are those waist high barriers to separate this part from the main store, so it's not exactly easy to take a product off the shelf and return it without leaving the store and coming back in.  the exits and the entry are also separate, as opposed to best buy or cc. 

my concern was that the anti theft device in the package (which oddly did not trigger anything on the way out) would instantly make anyone looking suspicious that i had somehow got it out of the store.  as a manager, i would also wonder why the clerk, the customer, and the bag checker somehow all missed the shell.  occam's razor works against you in this kind of situation. 
6732  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 08:49:46 PM
had a similar occurrence happen 6 months ago.  bought a game that was sealed up in one of those hard turtle shell anti theft devices and when the clerk took the game, she didn't remove it.  i didn't catch it (nor did the store checker) until i got home and tried to play it.  after reading reviews, i decided to return it, but faced with what looked like an obvious theft to a manager, couldn't take it back with the shell on, so i had to break the sucker off. 

had i gone back with the item as-is, what manager would have believed me, even with a receipt?  their experience (and mine btw.  i worked retail as an assistant manager in a RatShit store) would tell them that i was full of bs and just trying to keep the game and the money at the same time. 

my point?  managers hear all sorts of bullshit from customers, and tend to be skeptical of anything that sounds fishy.  if a game you had in your possession wasn't paid for, my first instinct would be to question your motives.  perhaps you stole it and then had a pang of guilt over it?  either way, i would be watching you on future visits. 
6733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Creed to reunite? on: December 03, 2008, 08:26:30 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 03, 2008, 07:29:20 PM

Creed broke up?

you should have seen it.  i do believe that eddie vedder smiled that day. 
6734  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia screenshot on: December 03, 2008, 07:07:57 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 03, 2008, 07:04:50 PM

FWIW, I think Chaz and I are talking about Amazon Prime where 2 Day shipping is free.  If packages were taking 3 days to get to me I'd be pretty pissed since that's not what I'm paying for. 

gotcha.  just chiming in that i tend to think amazon's shipping is slower than advertised.
6735  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: December 03, 2008, 07:06:17 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 03, 2008, 07:03:34 PM

Latest that was revealed was that it was Ubi Montreal doing SC5 but obviously not the Farcry 2 team, PoP team, Assassins' Creed team, etc (Ubi Montreal is huge).  However it looks like SC5 was pretty much scrapped and sent back to the drawing board so I'm not sure anyone outside of Ubi knows what it's status is or who's handling it now. 

I hope it's not Ubi Shanghai though- while I did enjoy SC 2&4, they weren't nearly as good as the others. 

sc ct also stands as my favorite of the series.  i do need to pick up the xbox 1 version of da though.
6736  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 03, 2008, 07:04:31 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 03, 2008, 06:17:38 AM

I was a big fan of the guys trying to glitch on Castle saying they were doing it to "see how far they could go".

What a rout that was.

i wasn't there for that, but i did see one going under the game world on our team.  not sure if he even contributed to the team score or not.

i had a good run with mostly strangers and tromik and some of his buds.  not sure why, but it always takes me a round or three to get ramped up to be effective, which always thrashes my K/D ratio.   maybe i should load up a sp mission as training, but where i am now in the campaign, i would likely join a group while channeling fuzzball's angry side.  slywink
6737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destroy All Humans!: Path of the Furon on: December 03, 2008, 07:00:52 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 03, 2008, 01:05:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 02, 2008, 07:03:42 PM

well, once pandemic left the independents and went with the ea mothership, the 2nd string developer couldn't quite cut it and doesn't have the same chops apparently. 

i may put this on the rental list, but not until i get my fill of l4d and codwaw, which will be a long time i think.

Yea, I'm not quite sure why Sandblast was assigned a franchise title like this, but they all knew they were closing their doors during the end of development.  You have to know that this knowledge will seep into the game, ya know?  How well would you work knowing that this title spells the end of your job?

well, personally, i would have left a big fat easter egg in the game mocking my former company for dumping us out on the streets before xmas right after finishing a game.  slywink
6738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia screenshot on: December 03, 2008, 06:59:20 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 03, 2008, 04:53:04 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 03, 2008, 04:51:38 PM

Quote from: Chaz on December 03, 2008, 04:46:41 PM

  I don't think I've had a new release game come that fast though.

Happened with me on Mirror's Edge- shipped on Wednesday, arrived on Thursday.  Last Remnant was also a day in terms of the shipping chain (sent out on the 1st, received on the 2nd) but on that one Amazon took an extra day to process my order. 

Damn you guys, they really are two day shipping for me.  I an in the Bay Area of CA and even if it's shipped from NV I get it in 2 days frown

if it's any consolation, i live in the same damn metropolitan area as their HQ and still mange to get most shipments after 2-3 days.  only exception was the fast 3 days shipping on a standard 5-7 on the fallout 3 guide.
6739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: December 03, 2008, 06:56:51 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 03, 2008, 02:45:50 PM

I was just playing along when an achievement popped up: Soprano.  I wasn't really doing anything, but was on my way to a hit on a motorcycle, which I thought might be related.  I pulled up the dash and saw this description: "Sung along to the radio."  Sure enough, when I got back into the game, my girl was singing along to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."  Badly.
\
that's fricking hilarious.  i haven't even looked at the ach lists for sr2. 
6740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: December 03, 2008, 06:53:44 PM
is that team behind the next SC or is the more action styled sc dev responsible for # 2 and 4?
6741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Gen Chronicles of Riddick still coming? on: December 03, 2008, 06:52:01 PM
despite playing through the first one on the pc, i am excited that this one hasn't been canned.  looks good and i can't wait to revisit the game. 
6742  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Spore, Sword of the Stars CE FS on: December 03, 2008, 06:45:36 PM
it could be a bit tricky.  let me check with the guy in shipping for international requirements and a base cost for shipping.  you could also drop the box and novella and just get the disc as the manual is in electronic form anyways, but even with those parts added in, it doesn't weigh all that much.
6743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: your 2008 sleepers on: December 03, 2008, 01:20:23 AM

Quote from: EddieA on December 02, 2008, 08:54:40 PM

A Kingdom For Keflings on XBLA.  It looked interesting from the screenshots, but it's quickly become my favorite game on XBLA.

have to agree so far.  i played this last night instead of all of the great stuff i have now.  crazy that an arcade game gets my attention that far.
6744  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Holiday Game Giveaway on: December 02, 2008, 11:34:02 PM

Quote from: frost on December 02, 2008, 11:32:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 02, 2008, 11:13:38 PM

a big thank you to win95.  when i finish this, it will go back in to the trade pile, btw.  as a gesture of my own, i offer up:

Timeshift PC

same offer applies.  first to pm gets it

This looks like a PIFF in the making

eh, why not?  it's been a while since that thread died out.  not saying others should do the same, but i wanted to pass something along myself. 
6745  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Holiday Game Giveaway on: December 02, 2008, 11:13:38 PM
a big thank you to win95.  when i finish this, it will go back in to the trade pile, btw.  as a gesture of my own, i offer up:

Timeshift PC

same offer applies.  first to pm gets it
6746  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man makes working Gears of War gun/chainsaw on: December 02, 2008, 08:29:08 PM
kick.  ass!  EOL



6747  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 02, 2008, 07:34:59 PM
last night was pretty fun.  we had a group of 5 against a team with 3 people under level 5 and the other three no higher than 30 in hardcore.  you can really tell when someone is new to this game in HC as they make the dumbest mistakes (even dumber than i have made, mind you).  at one point, i had a tango pop out from cover in a doorway, see me, then make a half-step back leaving his arm and leg exposed, then a half step back out where i popped him in the head while prone. 

let's hope the post xmas rush of newbies doesn't kill live this year. 
6748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 02, 2008, 07:22:25 PM
this may get a nod for best coop or something, but not overall goty.  if the mp was on top of a full developed sp game world sandbox style with rpg elements and a storyline, then i could see it getting better awards.  
6749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destroy All Humans!: Path of the Furon on: December 02, 2008, 07:03:42 PM
well, once pandemic left the independents and went with the ea mothership, the 2nd string developer couldn't quite cut it and doesn't have the same chops apparently. 

i may put this on the rental list, but not until i get my fill of l4d and codwaw, which will be a long time i think.
6750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BC PS3s - Still in the Wild? on: December 02, 2008, 06:54:17 PM

Quote from: Misguided on December 02, 2008, 11:47:15 AM

That's kind of the story for all the next gen systems. I fiddled with Panzer Dragoon Oorta and Phantom Dust on Xbox. I played Odama and Smash bros Melee on GC (bought Eternal Darkness but haven't gotten around to it).

odd.  i have both of the xbox games you mentioned and eternal darkness as well but put very little time into either one.  phantom dust is still in the plastic. 

plus phantom crash, psychonauts, crimson skies, indigo prophecy, re4 gc, and few other gc games i can't remember.

nevermind the ps2 shelf.   paranoid
6751  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Spore, Sword of the Stars CE FS on: December 01, 2008, 10:23:51 PM
each is $20 paypal only

spore has one activation used. 

SotS has the extra campaign and novella. 
6752  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF Console Games on: December 01, 2008, 10:15:32 PM
i have a number of ds games i haven't played.  i will post the full list, but here's a few i remember right now.

prof. layton
nervous brickdown
hotel dusk
new mario ds
mario kart
6753  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / fly cat, fly! on: December 01, 2008, 10:10:04 PM
ok, so this one probably won't be hunting birds in the air anytime soon, but if this cat can grow wings, why oh why can't i?

6754  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife lost her job, disability woes, unemployment - I need your advice. on: December 01, 2008, 10:07:18 PM
damn.  it finally caught up with her.  pox is a malady best dealt with when young. 

keep her going in calamine lotion. 
6755  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: YK Is Spawning! (Cross-Post from OO) on: December 01, 2008, 10:05:21 PM
ok, this was a moment of clairvoyance. 

Quote from: Caine on December 01, 2008, 08:26:19 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 01, 2008, 06:28:07 PM

In the privacy of your own home is one thing. When they start taking off their pants and peeing on the floor of Wal-Mart well then, I imagine that's when the true test of parenting begins.

speaking of which, don't you have a peeing-on-the-floor-at-walmart aged youngster running around the house now?  icon_twisted

you do get some funny moments there, kratz.  mostly, we get the 'stop hitting/pulling/sitting on your brother' moments.

congratz to you yk and yq.  and big props to the baby batter.   thumbsup way to go!
6756  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did You Ever Read Mad Magazine? on: December 01, 2008, 09:59:49 PM
had a subscription and several of the hard cover books.  haven't read one in years, and while i rarely read cracked in mag form, i go to the website quite often.  they have a lot of good writers there.
6757  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sometimes it's hard not to laugh... on: December 01, 2008, 08:26:19 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 01, 2008, 06:28:07 PM

In the privacy of your own home is one thing. When they start taking off their pants and peeing on the floor of Wal-Mart well then, I imagine that's when the true test of parenting begins.

speaking of which, don't you have a peeing-on-the-floor-at-walmart aged youngster running around the house now?  icon_twisted

you do get some funny moments there, kratz.  mostly, we get the 'stop hitting/pulling/sitting on your brother' moments.
6758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: December 01, 2008, 08:16:04 PM
master clockwork rifle, so i have no worries there.  i think my biggest problem is i always end up aiming manually after forming the habit throughout the later part of the game. 

please tell me that this is the last of this kind of switch.  otherwise it looks like more of a slog than i want at this point.
6759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ESA is after me..thats new :) on: December 01, 2008, 08:13:55 PM
+1 to the suggestion to get a 360.  nothing like having a pretty reliable (hello rrod!) machine that plays anything you buy for it with great graphics and no compatibility headaches. 

you do miss out on some games, but that's true for every system you don't own anyways.  i do miss modding though, but i've decided i would rather play a game than spend hours tweaking and messing with settings (and mods) these days. 
6760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video for Black Mesa Source on: December 01, 2008, 08:08:14 PM
gods, this will finally get finished?  i remember them talking about it as soon as hl2 came out with it's slightly enhanced hl1 in the silver edition.  i figured they had scrapped it by now.  to think it has already been 4+ years.
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