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6721  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: January 30, 2011, 03:34:37 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 29, 2011, 11:01:31 PM

I'm surrounded by savages  paranoid
savages?  i think we were being quite nice, all things considering. 



so, how fast were you going at the time?
6722  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld Strangers Wrath and Munch's Odyssey PC; Abe being Re-Made! on: January 30, 2011, 03:30:26 AM
i wonder if they'll upgrade the copies we already bought on steam.  not likely, but one can hope eh?
6723  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Site] Stupid Autocomplete on: January 29, 2011, 09:12:11 PM
np.  i've sent some of the ones i remember.  i just have to resist the urge to go mine the other autocomplete sites for good searches. 
6724  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 teaser and stuff! Now coming to the PS3! on: January 29, 2011, 09:10:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 29, 2011, 08:12:57 PM

shhhhh....  I'm trying to spend Morgul's money  icon_twisted

Quote from: Caine on January 29, 2011, 07:56:05 PM


i highly recommend picking it up anyways.  i just think the ign article is a fluffer piece.

there, better?   biggrin
6725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 Impressions on: January 29, 2011, 09:09:05 PM
i put fonv aside after my last session and after having boone die on me for the umpteenth time while fighting off mutant bees or something.  i went to heal him and his health was -3500/265 and as soon as i gave him a stim he fell.  i guess that was the final straw that broke his back. 

i needed a change from the wastelands.
6726  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Site] Stupid Autocomplete on: January 29, 2011, 08:14:44 PM

Quote from: rickfc on January 29, 2011, 12:53:44 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 29, 2011, 12:20:45 AM

As long as you have the bit about the parrakeet, you'll be fine.

I'll check it out whenever I hit that thread.


Parakeet?  icon_confused

submitted.  surprised you haven't heard of this one yet.
6727  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/28/11 on: January 29, 2011, 07:59:10 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 28, 2011, 11:11:24 PM

I'm not sure, but I think I see Uranus In the bottom right.

not surprising though, you see an anus in everything.

Tongue


i have these on my plate, but no way i will get to them all
two worlds 2
lbp2  slim but probable
dead space 1 and 2 in order. never finished the first despite enjoying the first few hours.
6728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 teaser and stuff! Now coming to the PS3! on: January 29, 2011, 07:56:05 PM
"best value" does not compute when we apply a little thing we call "math".  take that $60 ps3 copy vs the $20 copy (or cheaper if you got it during the steam sale) and compare what you get.  same game, but you get a few of the extra dlc included with it.  great, except you don't get all of them apparently and even if you did, you may not have had to pay for all of them if you got them during the last xbla sale.  so if you had waited you could definitely have a more "complete" package on 360 for just over half of what a new copy would cost you on ps3. 

and their own article comments on how the new engine isn't all that different to begin with. 

hooray for poor journalism masquerading an ad sheet.   Roll Eyes

now, if you had no alternative way to play it, i highly recommend picking it up anyways.  i just think the ign article is a fluffer piece.
6729  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 Impressions on: January 29, 2011, 07:44:07 PM

Quote from: mytocles on January 29, 2011, 06:39:50 PM

I didn't like the demo of the first game at all, so I never played TW - but I find myself getting interested in TW2.  I suspect I'll end up on the "What are you buying this week" thread saying "Two Worlds 2." 

Sigh...  Add to the backlog?  Sure, why not?!   icon_neutral


fwiw, i think you would enjoy it mytocles.  it's got a lot of personality and has a huge (if not as large as it seems) world with lots of stuff to do and it looks great to boot.  you may need to wait for ceekay to pick up the pc version though so you can see how good that version can look.  the 360 may not be up to snuff but it's still damn pretty to look at. 
6730  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Site] Stupid Autocomplete on: January 29, 2011, 12:20:45 AM
As long as you have the bit about the parrakeet, you'll be fine.

I'll check it out whenever I hit that thread.
6731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tonight. We dine. In HECK! on: January 29, 2011, 12:18:35 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 28, 2011, 11:21:36 PM

*pours out a 40 in honor of our honored member, CrayolaSmoker, now missing over two years.

I got a bit giddy when I saw his name pop up in the unread posts list until I realized it was thread necromancy.
6732  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Charlie Sheen rushed to Hospital on: January 28, 2011, 05:10:05 AM
oh, i've seen that episode.  the go to the doctor and she insults alan for being a chiropractor, right?
6733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fastest Internet Service in the US! on: January 28, 2011, 05:08:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 28, 2011, 02:03:05 AM

wait.. Amazon plant?  they're building Amazon's down there? icon_wink

of course, they have to make up for the new super-super-super walmart soon to be near brazil, right next to where chile used to be.
6734  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old Spice Commercial on: January 28, 2011, 05:04:22 AM
glad to see he's back.  much better than the other one and random nfl guys.  (although the wtf one ceekay posted was rather odd)
6735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dropbox - anyone here use it? on: January 28, 2011, 12:29:04 AM
I just learned that you can get another 768mb free by linking your social sites to it.

I'll need to confirm the link, but iirc, it's dropbox.com/free

that sugar sync sounds useful too. You have to muck about with symlinks to get that freedom with dropbox.
6736  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 Impressions on: January 28, 2011, 12:23:30 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 27, 2011, 10:56:36 PM

Is this a direct successor to the first Two Worlds? Or can someone jump into this game without preamble? The first game (PC version) is sitting on a shelf unopened, so I can always fire it up if necessary.

Most of the buzz about the game says the PC version is significantly better that Two Worlds. I'm curious to see if the same is true for the 360 version.
never played the first one on console, but I hear it was a pretty rough port by a team with little console experience. I know the pc version was pretty fun though. It was labeled "oblivion light" and I've heard similar lines leveled against TW2 but I am enjoying this one a lot and while it didn't reach the high level of polish, it has got damn close. It also has a lot of things going on that you don't usually get in a single rpg, let alone one with a large and diverse map to explore with Gothic levels of things to find and all without significant flaws.

Also, it has a bunch of mp modes with persistent characters (in co-op for sure, not sure how the tdm works). When's the last time you got that in a full non mmo rpg?

   
6737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 Impressions on: January 27, 2011, 12:58:22 AM
Everything I have seen had the release date yesterday, at least in the states. 
6738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds: The Temptation now Two Worlds 2 on: January 27, 2011, 12:47:40 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 26, 2011, 09:43:59 PM

Yeah, I'm tempted to get the 360 version but I know there's a lot the community might do with the pc version.

If the mod community takes off, I'll consider picking it up again on a steam sale. I also figure that my older pc wouldn't do this game justice either.

Want some free loot? Of corse you do. Here's mid level gear that might help you along:

Dragon Armor - 4149-3083-9823-6545
Elexorien (Sword)- 3542-3274-8350-6064
Scroll - 6972-5760-7685-8477
Hammer - 6231-1890-4345-5988
Axe - 1775-3623-3298-1928
Anathros(Sword) - 6770-8976-1634-9490
Lucienda (Sword) - 9122-5287-3591-0927
6739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 Impressions on: January 27, 2011, 12:42:16 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 26, 2011, 03:47:17 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 26, 2011, 02:35:07 PM

Quote
the hotkeys also shit according to your stance and equipped weapon.

Well, I'm out...


party pooper.

I'm not sure that wasn't intentional. :p
"shift" was the word I was looking for.

Played through the first world (the oceans are beautiful btw. Reminds me of some areas I've seen IRL.)
the next one is in the savannah and the wildlife you can hunt makes me feel like I'm playing a mod for Far Cry 2. That is until the giant ants jumped out at me. The difficulty is not scaled with the mobs either and I've got the reload count to prove it.  I do wish there was a better way to see a mob's threat level though. I was killed in two hits from a goblin looking thing that looked exactly like the ones I had been equally matched against and that was still on the first island.

He game is huge btw. After i left the island via a portal, I zoomed back to see how far away I gone and it was the far end of the map on a second continent altogether. It's not the same half of the world as in the first either afaik.

Once you get in DS let me know and we can test out the mp.
Here are some codes for special items that have been posted: 

Dragon Armor - 4149-3083-9823-6545
Elexorien (Sword)- 3542-3274-8350-6064
Scroll - 6972-5760-7685-8477
Hammer - 6231-1890-4345-5988
Axe - 1775-3623-3298-1928
Anathros(Sword) - 6770-8976-1634-9490
Lucienda (Sword) - 9122-5287-3591-0927

they are not unique and none where immediately useful to my level 5 character but it gives me something to look forward to.
 
6740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wing Commander's bar done in Lego on: January 26, 2011, 05:34:37 AM
ea still pisses me off with this.  why don't they let gog get the rights to put those games online? 
6741  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two new Matrix movies on the way? on: January 26, 2011, 05:33:16 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on January 25, 2011, 05:26:38 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 25, 2011, 04:53:42 PM

But, gah, the Wachowski Brothers seemed to be a one trick pony (Speed Racer? Really?), and I wouldn't blame them at all for just returning back to their one moment of greatness, to try to revive their careers.

Not necessarily - I did enjoy V for Vendetta.

i had forgotten that was them.  i also enjoyed that one quite a bit.
6742  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dropbox - anyone here use it? on: January 26, 2011, 05:32:33 AM
thanks for that link.  i have been at 2gb for quite a while now. 
6743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds: The Temptation now Two Worlds 2 on: January 26, 2011, 05:31:50 AM
that pretty much sums up my impressions on the 360 version too.  i took a break to post it but am getting back in now. 

it's pretty much taken me out of playing FONV for now.  too many drab environments for now.  need a break as the friendly ai was pissing me off last night.

TW2 is pretty fun so far.  i do wish you could sneak and use the bow at the same time though. 
6744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First LittleBigPlanet 2 details on: January 26, 2011, 05:27:13 AM
played through the first two and half zones and enjoying it so far, even if some of my control annoyances are resurfacing.  i did play a handful of the player levels and enjoyed them, the biggest being the twin stick shooter.  by the time i ended for the night i had placed #52 on the leaderboards for that one.  fun little distraction. 

it's going to take some time to get all of the puzzle pieces as there are definitely areas that i have seen them hiding but was unable to see how to get to them.
6745  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/24) on: January 26, 2011, 05:23:23 AM
picked up TW2 and have DS2 coming in via gamefly. 
6746  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Two Worlds 2 Impressions on: January 26, 2011, 05:21:48 AM
I stopped and picked this up on the way home and so far, I like what I see.  Sure, parts of the manual are in German, but everything is pretty easy to pick up after the tutorial.  it does hand hold you ever so slightly, but after that you are on your own.  I went out walking and spent a good chunk of time killing the local wildlife and looting their corpses. 

they added in quite a bit this time around but took out the weapon buff method from the first one.  instead, you can break down items into their component parts at any time and use them to upgrade the others.  that's skill dependent of course as is the alchemy you can do.  they wisely made it so you don't have to backtrack to camp to do this stuff, but made that easier if you wanted to.  same with magic spell creation. you can mix and match the spell type and form whenever you want and assign whichever you want.  it's not as packed with hotkeys as sacred 2 but it's more than enough.  the hotkeys also shit according to your stance and equipped weapon.  if you sheath your weapon, you can sneak around for a backstab as well.  there are a handful of skills in the three branches and you can respec at certain vendors.  i have also been granted skill points for picking locks and after killing a number of enemies. 

the lock pick mini game is different.  it's a timing game where the pick must hit the groove in a set of descending rings.  the pick rotates on its own but you can swap direction whenever you want.  from the looks of it, the skill level ties in to how long you can hold your hand steady so you can't get the higher level locks as easily. 

combat is pretty hectic and you can be swarmed if you aren't careful.  you can kick off an aoe spell or a crowd sweeper move if you have the right weapon.  you could also use an arrow as distraction to split them up, traps to snare them or hurt them, multi-arrows to hurt more than one at a time and should you get the chance, the ability to kill them silently with a backstab. 

graphically, it's pretty nice to look at.  lots of good shadow and lighting work, little environmental details that add to the views and none of the technical issues that plagued the original.  it also seems to have a rather expansive world with minimal amounts of oblivion-esque load zones.  decent voice work all around and i like the ability to pan around during conversations. 

i haven't even tried the mp yet, which offers the usual competitive modes plus a separate co-op campaign, horde mode and the quirky village mode.  could be interesting. 

anybody else pick this up today?
6747  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demon's Souls PS3 US version on: January 26, 2011, 04:55:24 AM
today's PSA
this is available on amazon for $15.  enjoy
6748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Protogalaxy on: January 26, 2011, 04:45:56 AM
picked it up during the holiday sale and it's pretty interesting for a shooter. i like the gravity well as a weapon approach.  haven't played much of it yet though.
6749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds: The Temptation now Two Worlds 2 on: January 26, 2011, 04:44:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 26, 2011, 12:58:16 AM

I don't know, I can't stop chuckling.

Quote
"Wow ... did you ... leave anything out?

"Uhh ... I have a whole paragraph of my manual that's inexplicably in German?"

 icon_lol

there are a few random lines in german too spread throughout the manual.

so far, i have played a few hours and i like what i see.  very nice atmosphere and i am enjoying the combat. 
6750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/24) on: January 24, 2011, 07:12:57 AM
Two Worlds 2 on the 360.  

for the wary, here are the deals on the big games this week courtesy of kmart.  not sure if the 1-30 date is correct though.
1-25 Dead Space 2 Free 1600 XBLA Points or $20 PSN for Free
1-30 Two Worlds II $39.99 (Reg. $59.99)

hmm, read the thread but it appears that TW2 goes on sale the week after release (which is a horrible promo btw) but you can buy it this week and get a price adjust next week. 
6751  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/20/11 on: January 24, 2011, 06:15:37 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 23, 2011, 02:05:57 AM

wanting to get back in with FONV, but the lure of new game with LBP2 is greatly affecting that want.

now that strangers wrath is apparently playable also draws my interest. 

stayed up late with lbp2 and did not get any time away in the wastelands.  it's going to be tough after this week with that and two worlds 2.  rpg's are my bane.  love playing them but never get enough time to finish them before the next one comes out.
6752  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Zombie-Wilson Diaries on: January 24, 2011, 06:08:48 AM
that is awesome crusis.  i always look for the book whenever i go to a bookstore, just in case. 
6753  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Classics HD on: January 24, 2011, 04:40:23 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 23, 2011, 09:04:54 PM


this would completely absolve me from getting my old 60gb bc unit fixed or a ps2 on the side.
6754  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 24, 2011, 04:38:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 24, 2011, 12:09:43 AM


oh great, now both of the bots are broken.  somebody wake up Ron quick or we'll end up with a thread full of useless quotes.
6755  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: January 24, 2011, 04:36:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 24, 2011, 03:28:29 AM

Quote from: Moliere on January 24, 2011, 03:24:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 24, 2011, 03:21:05 AM

Quote from: Nonnahob on January 24, 2011, 03:12:30 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 03, 2009, 04:25:46 AM

Well, bye again.  I'll be gone for another 2 months.  Keep me on your friends list!!!  Take care everyone.

Stay safe.

that was 12 months ago, I think he did  icon_wink



"Quote from: USMC Kato on January 02, 2009"

d'oh, I'm posting in 2011, not 2010.  gotta reset the calendar for the right time.  Obama is still president, right?

for another two years then we get to try it the other way.
6756  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: January 23, 2011, 09:34:31 PM
That reminds me.  the last time i checked, i was able to log in but my friend couldn't. 
6757  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Name your first Achievement and/or Trophy for 2011! on: January 23, 2011, 05:02:09 AM
add whatever the first trophy in lbp2 is. 
6758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: January 23, 2011, 05:01:05 AM

Quote from: lokiju on January 22, 2011, 09:47:06 PM

Quote
never heard of that one before so I looked it up.   I hope they update it, it sounds really freakin' cool.  or even better, Notch should buy it and incorporate it into the game.

Oh yeah, there's certainly a ton of options available to Notch right now. With the money he's pulling in, maybe he could hire a few of the top modders to officially help with survival mode. Battle Towers, Mo' Creatures, and others bring a whole new experience to the game.   

any chance this works in smp?  would love that
6759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/20/11 on: January 23, 2011, 02:05:57 AM
wanting to get back in with FONV, but the lure of new game with LBP2 is greatly affecting that want.

now that strangers wrath is apparently playable also draws my interest. 
6760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld Strangers Wrath and Munch's Odyssey on the way to the PC on: January 22, 2011, 06:13:26 PM
great.  i can reinstall this now then.
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