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6721  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. 
6722  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.
6723  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.
6724  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. 
6725  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
6726  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man makes working Gears of War gun/chainsaw on: December 02, 2008, 08:29:08 PM
kick.  ass!  EOL



6727  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. 
6728  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.  
6729  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.
6730  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
6731  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. 
6732  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
6733  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?

6734  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. 
6735  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!
6736  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.
6737  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.
6738  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.
6739  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. 
6740  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.
6741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did anyone pick up The Last Guy PSN game? on: December 01, 2008, 08:05:41 PM
bought this last night alonside eden and wolf, so i expect to have fun with this eventually.

(on that note, sony needs to have sales more often.  i had only 1 other game purchased up to now in over a year of having a ps3)
6742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/1) on: December 01, 2008, 08:03:28 PM
nothing again, but i have pop in the rental queue for when i eventually send back what i have, as is destroy all humans, despite it being;
a:  not developed by pandemic, the creator of the series and
b:  being so bad that it was canned on the ps3 (i hear it was due to the cell programming difficulties.)

i will miss not having the bobblehead to keep vault boy company though. frown
6743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: December 01, 2008, 07:55:32 PM
got past that one just fine.  the one i am referring to is like this.

()    ()    ()    ()
_____________
   []    []    [] - pillars

i can hit the first one with a fully charged magic fireball aoe, then get the first two ranged by standing in front of the pillar between 1 and 2, but that last yellow just manages to reset before i can aim at it. 
6744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BC PS3s - Still in the Wild? on: December 01, 2008, 07:51:47 PM
after jumping at a chance to get a 60 gb last year, i have to agree with gellar.  since i bought it, i have played shadow of the colossus and mgs 3 and that's it.  i am glad i have it though, but i haven't felt the need to play a ps2 game in a while.
6745  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Dungeon Keeper MMO or Holy Crap turns to Aw, crap. on: December 01, 2008, 07:47:36 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 01, 2008, 07:04:29 PM

http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1688380#post1688380

A Dungeon Keeper MMO?!?!  ...but only if you live in China.

don't tell me, it's a reality based sim game where you lock up political opponents for speaking about your government? 

/political sarcasm


they missed garnering a large cult hit with this limited release.
6746  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: Thanksgiving 4 day Weekend Edition on: December 01, 2008, 07:45:05 PM
finished up fable 2's main quest and most of the extra stuff.  took a very short shot with fallout 3 and L4D.  made it to the last mission in cod5 on hardened and really wish i had just played it on normal.  all of the frustration, none of the fun. 

i also bought rez hd, keflings, and golf: tee it up, plus 3 of the 5 sale games on psn (eden, wolf, and last guy)  so it was a big weekend for downloadable games.

rez is just as nice as i remember it and will be a good distraction.  keflings has a wierd charm and i expect golf to be a good game for parties to contrast wii sports golf. 

not a lot of time overall, but i did get a few hours here and there of uninterrupted play time. 
6747  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 01, 2008, 07:38:09 PM
yeah, i don't see the need to beat anyone over the head with liking it or not.  either you do or you don't.  as long as you try it, i cannot fault your for disliking it.  if you give it an hour and it hasn't grabbed you, then why bother?  it's not like the game changes drastically at 1:01 or even 100:01.  it is what it is and that happens to be a tightly designed mp shooter based heavily on teamwork and covering each other's butts.  or, adversarily, working together to take down prey.  slywink

like i said earlier, i liked what i played even though i see the weak spots.  this hits a nerve for me;  putting myself into a zombie movie with friends.
6748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: December 01, 2008, 07:25:58 PM
well, i finished this up the other night, and stupidly ended up taking the 'sacrifice' ending in the hopes that i would be able to undo some of the damage.  nope, it's pretty much final, and now i really wish i had taken the 'love' ending instead.  i would go into more detail, but stupid spoilers are still broken. 

i also bought the castle as it turned out the ach for being rich is based on your ownings, not your cash on hand.  got a new quest from that too, but i am currently stuck due to an annoying switch requiring a magic and four ranged shots to activate and it gives you very little time to react.  i really liked the start of the quest though. 

i have 10 more of those statues to find, and a handful of keys too, but i don't really know if i'm going to push on with it. 

anyone want a ton of money?  i will happily give you a few hundred thousand.  biggrin
6749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jasper, is on the market..... on: December 01, 2008, 07:18:39 PM
let's compare my game catalog.

a whole row of xbox games vs 3 ps3 games. 

yup, if i am forced to buy a new one, so be it.  luckily, i bought in late, so i still have a year and a half left.
6750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: November 29, 2008, 04:55:14 AM
only 5k per tick?  i'm over 12k per tick and got over half a mil the last time i logged in.  every building in bowerstone minus the castle, and every thing in the pirate town, the starting town, and everything in the city by the arena and everything is priced at 0%.

i still have a handful of quests to finish up, and the main quest too. 

curious, but how much is the castle?  i thought the haunted one was expensive, but at least it gives you a payback at the end. 
6751  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Target] 1600 MS pts for $15 on: November 29, 2008, 04:35:34 AM
god i love target for doing this.  every time i they have this i pick two of them up.  thanks for the heads up.
6752  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 29, 2008, 12:24:01 AM

Quote from: Canuck on November 29, 2008, 12:07:18 AM

Eh she's just a porn star?  I was hoping she was just some random girl-that would be more hot.  Her face doesn't do much for me, but man what a body.

yeah, it kind of takes away from the allure doesn't it? 
6753  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 28, 2008, 11:39:14 PM
thanks for the name.  that one's going into the bookmarks.

shay laren + google image search filter off = win!

she doesn't shy away from the nsfw, does she.
6754  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: These PC Games - Have some to trade on: November 28, 2008, 07:03:40 PM
i have bia: R2H30, but seeing as it commands such a high price on amazon, i can let it go for no more than shall we say 7 of your "american" dollars? 



you have my pm, sir.
6755  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Brothers in Arms HH $17.99 @ Amazon (360/PS3) (Multiple Deals.....) on: November 27, 2008, 09:41:29 PM
that's a great deal.  tempting
6756  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: November 27, 2008, 09:03:52 PM
played 4 of 5 levels in the 'no mercy' campaign last night, and i definitely think this has more potential than the cod5 zombie mode.  mainly, there is a survivable goal here as you do progress through the levels assuming you have a good squad.  that's a major hurdle right now.  out of the 8 or so i played with, 3 were constantly running off and getting the horde to aggro on them without backup.  i was constantly seeing so-and-so has been attacked by the witch/tank/hunter/smoker, etc and need help/reviving, or even a respawn. 

sadly, the group i was with just couldn't pull it together long enough to get past the final round before leaving and the ai is just useless in that level.  wading down into the ranks of the undead instead of standing back and working as a group.   i grabbed the minigun and found nobody covering me; attacked from behind.

this game will live or die based on how big the online community gets, and tbh, i don't think this will be all that enjoyable a year from now after the population has moved on.

also, the ai director is a dick.  that last level i was:

hit by the tank and left hanging on the far SE end of the map off a building while an ai partner stood and watched, never moving to help.  none of the human players could figure out where i was, despite the glowing outline around friendlies. 

later on, i was dragged by the first smoker who got to the top of the building in front of the office and was left hanging until 80% of my health was gone just moments after the horde was triggered.

i had a great time while it was good though, and this is the first game in a while which demands good coordination by everyone to survive.  lettuce, we need to have a night and play this with some good people.  we're missing out in favor of everything else imo.
6757  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 27, 2008, 08:43:30 PM
had a great round last night on roundhouse hc.  pug ended up on the other side this time and it was a bunch of regular livers playing.  i took my now regular camo-silenced g43 kit and the perk for faster rank reloading. glad i did 

nobody had taken the tank outside the central building, so i grabbed it to keep it out of the enemies' hands (and especially pug's).  i then went on a 22 kill streak dude

i held off multiple attacks from every front and was able to avoid the panzer and grenade attacks with a saint's luck.  i lasted longer than the other tank and almost went with a deathless round, but there was no way the other team would let me get away with that biggrin

that single handedly turned my night around after a smattering of less than .5 k/d rounds.

damn fine night that was.
6758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: November 26, 2008, 09:12:03 PM
for all of you who bought the premium themes and had problems, this probably will just piss you off even more. 

this friday, ms is offering most of those themes for a discount.  180pts

there's a large list of arcade games going on sale too, most notably rez for 500

here's a bunch of the pics showing all of the black friday deals.
6759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When the Wolf Howls in the Moonlight, That Means It's GOAT Time! on: November 26, 2008, 09:03:17 PM
terrible in many ways, alone in the dark gets my vote this year.  it could have been so much better, and by all accounts, the ps3 version fixes it and makes the game more enjoyable, but the publicized stink on this game kills any chance of getting a sequel.  and for that, it warrants not only a crappy game label, but a franchise killer as well. 
6760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: November 26, 2008, 07:35:53 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 26, 2008, 07:25:24 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 26, 2008, 09:20:27 AM

Dogmeat should be at the Scenic Outlook just outside 101.  However, sometimes he gets stuck in the ground, perhaps he can even fall through the ground.

Starshifter, about your Megaton issues:
It's not a cutscene, you can still move, and most importantly, you can still shoot and use VATS in that segment.

He's definitely not outside vault 101.  If you get another companion dos Dogmeat go away for good?

nope.  you can have both at the same time.  this is from the guide
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