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6761  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal 11-11-2010: F1 2010 33% off/ Risen 50% off on: November 12, 2010, 05:21:28 AM
my backlog mocks me every time i open steam. 
6762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mystery Missile in Southern California on: November 12, 2010, 05:19:59 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 11, 2010, 11:13:28 PM

The Daily Show made fun of this whole thing last night. They showed one pilot who followed the "missile" for 10 minutes.  Pretty slow missile.

yeah, that was a great segment.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 10, 2010, 08:15:08 PM

Quote from: envy24 on November 10, 2010, 12:26:43 PM

Quote from: Moliere on November 10, 2010, 06:04:11 AM

It was more likely a jet. Nothing to see here. Move along folks.

Why is no one noting the fact that the blonde new anchor is super hot...

Maybe because some of us think she just looks like any other 40-something female news anchor?

i loved how they showed the youtube video to the old guy by a laptop.  

as for the anchor, she's attractive sure, but i wouldn't go shooting a payload at the moon over her.  
6763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 12, 2010, 05:14:43 AM
wargus, you really should ask your girlfriend before posting her picture on the internet you know. 
6764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: oh no not again... on: November 12, 2010, 05:13:16 AM

Quote from: Default on November 12, 2010, 03:31:55 AM

You really don't want to be handling CeeKay's tools, do you? saywhat
no, nor him handling mine.  Craftsmen or otherwise. 
6765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: oh no not again... on: November 12, 2010, 05:09:16 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 12, 2010, 01:28:11 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 12, 2010, 12:58:35 AM

Thanks for the offer to lend me your tools, ceekay, but I think I'll pass for now. With my vision, I'd end up looking like a snake tongue.

actually I was offering to do it to, er for, you.

for the last time, no.  i will not show you mine.  you can stop sending the pictures. 
6766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 12, 2010, 01:17:35 AM
I also bought a pair of the X11's the other day when I bought BlOps and while I didn't get any time with them last night, the first use was impressive.  Of course, nobody carries the dss unit. For those of you with the box, what is the most significant improvement by having one?  It seems the set is already muchnicer than the old pair of Koss 'phones I was using. 
6767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: oh no not again... on: November 12, 2010, 12:58:35 AM
Thanks for the sympathy wishes but I think we may be able to come down from defcon 2. I mentioned it to her today and got this response:  "I'm on my period, you dolt". :doh! 

Thanks for the offer to lend me your tools, ceekay, but I think I'll pass for now. With my vision, I'd end up looking like a snake tongue.
6768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / oh no not again... on: November 11, 2010, 05:24:13 AM
 paranoid

the wife is on her way home with the words "i just threw up at work".  this can only end in two ways, and neither of them is good.

"sow your oats, pray for crop failure" 

dammit, now i need an aspirin. 
6769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Craigslist scam? What do you think? on: November 11, 2010, 05:20:46 AM
hell, ever since a couple was robbed and the man of the house killed while selling a diamond ring via craigslist i would be wary of any form of "i'll meet you at your home" from a CL response.  too damn chancy. 

but yeah, the response screams bot or form letter being a lead-in to scam.
6770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boycott Amazon.com: Purveyor of Pedophile Literature on: November 11, 2010, 05:16:40 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on November 11, 2010, 05:01:08 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 11, 2010, 04:57:58 AM

Quote from: Moliere on November 11, 2010, 01:30:27 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 11, 2010, 12:29:28 AM

Quote from: Moliere on November 11, 2010, 12:26:35 AM

The Customer Reviews seem to agree with you. The side question remains: how did you run across this particular item?

Unnecessary baiting, Moliere.  Very low class.

And thanks to you and all the other outraged people the author should see a nice boost in his sales courtesy of the free publicity. Sometimes it's better to let things die a quiet anonymous death on their own rather than pulling out your boycott signs because someone is doing something you don't like.

I've never boycotted anything before (other than interplay for the buggy debacle that was fo2).  If this isn't something to be outraged about what is? 

Well, right now I'm kind of outraged that the torch-and-pitchfork mob have lifted a one-sale book from obscurity and effectively bought its crazy pedophile author a plasma tv.  Well, maybe "outraged" is the wrong word.

wait, how many damned sales has this ass-clown made?
6771  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Russian teens apparently not afraid of heights on: November 11, 2010, 05:16:04 AM

Quote from: lildrgn on November 11, 2010, 04:25:32 AM

Are they mf'n high? HOLY CRAP. Good thing I have socks on because my feet are sweaty!

yeah they're high.  900 feet up.  didn't you read the post?











Tongue
6772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey everyone on: November 11, 2010, 05:15:09 AM
go out, buy cod black ops and kill some random internet strangers while playing with us internet friends and cursing the horrible performance of xbox live.  it's what i did last night after talking my dad out of a tree (not literally, he can't climb trees any more).

good luck we're all counting on you
6773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 10, 2010, 08:09:50 AM
Played mostly mp and enjoyed it. Really like the advancement system this time around. It pays to hold off on any attachments until you get to a weapon you prefer and stick with a minimum of builds. The faster leveling is good and bad as you aren't stuck with the basics too long and can still do very well with them.

Only started the sp as not 10 minutes into the game I get an ai squaddie stuck on a potted plant and won't budge. The courtyard spawns the endless stream and apparently the scripting needs everybody present, so it's restart time.

Or maybe I'll just stick to mp his time around.
6774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mystery Missile in Southern California on: November 10, 2010, 04:47:56 AM

Quote from: The Grue on November 09, 2010, 10:33:58 PM

It's religious ghouls looking for a land to call their own!

just finished that quest the other day.   thumbsup
6775  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 08, 2010, 07:44:15 AM
a little bummed they didn't keep the longer format myself.  the haven't wrapped up the first book either.  so far, this is really looking like a good series so i hope it does well enough to get another season. 
6776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/05/10 - Remember remember the 5th of November! on: November 08, 2010, 07:41:38 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 06, 2010, 05:49:18 PM

last weekend with the force unleashed 2 before it gets sent back.  not sure if i want to though.  i have a lot of gaming time to devote to fable 3 or NV and not sure which should be first.  my time has been cut back so much that i haven't even touched the stuff since last weekend. 

the backlog grows.  just recently, i picked up all three seasons of sam & max, L4D 1 and 2 and metro 2033 on the pc, plus meatboy and lara croft on the xbox.  i am so glad the busy release season is coming to a close in the next two weeks.  i will only have to balance time between what i have already plus asscreebro and black ops mp. 



did another few bits in force unleashed and made more progress in NV.  pretty much down with TFU2 in more than one regard so it's going back.  didn't even touch the other games.
6777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/08) on: November 08, 2010, 07:40:04 AM
CODBO360

last game on my buy list this year. 
6778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 07, 2010, 06:32:40 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 07, 2010, 06:29:32 PM

Quote from: Moliere on November 07, 2010, 06:06:35 PM

I'm guessing these people don't know what causes the fever (enzyme, bacteria, virus, etc). All they've been able to observe is that biting causes it, which implies bodily fluid. They just seem rather cavalier about potential blood splatter.

I completely agree.  The splash guard Rick wears when he takes out his first zombie was borderline comical.  Not being familiar with the comic book storyline, I'd have to wager a guess as a prion causing the disease.  It was the viral form utilized in Patient Zero and makes sense in terms of zombie symptoms, transmission, inability to treat, and fatality.  Having also covered prions in microbiology they seem to be the most logical viral agent responsible.   SCIENCE!  


6779  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Kmart DotW 10/24 - $20 GC, Fable 3, SWFU2, RB3, more. on: November 07, 2010, 05:38:54 PM
refer to the first post for details regarding Gaming Coupons and Reward Points offers.
11/7 - 11/13

On sale
NBA2K11 - $39.99

360/PS3
CoD:BO - $25 Reward points
    $20 off Turtle Beach headphones
         X-11 - $59.99
         PX-21 - $79.99
    $25 off any of these games instantly with CoD purchase
         Fable III $59.99 (Xbox 360)
         Star Wars Force Unleashed II $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Fallout: New Vegas $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3) PC is $49.99
         WWE: Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Dragon Age Ultimate Edition $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Vanquish $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Sim 3 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Enslaved: Odyssey to the West $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition $39.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Rock Band 3 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Dead Rising 2 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         James Bond 007: Bloodstone $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Uncharted 2: Game of the Year Edition $49.99 (PS3)
         Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Starcraft II $59.99 (PC)
         Civilization 5 $49.99 (PC)
         Final Fantasy XIV $49.99 (PC)
         EA Sports MMA $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         FIFA 2011 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         NHL 2011 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3
         Madden 2011 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         NCAA Football 2011 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Tiger Woods 2011 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         God of War 3 $59.99 (PS3)
         Red Dead Redemption $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Mafia 2 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         R.U.S.E. $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         H.A.W.X. 2 $49.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         F1: 2010 $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Lucha Libre $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Front Mission Evolved $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Quantum Theory $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)
         Transformers: War for Cybertron $49.99 (Xbox 360, PS3)



Looks like the Kinect offers were extended.
Kinect Camera - $25 GC
Kinect system bundle (4gb or 250gb) - $25 GC
Get an extra $15 GC with purchase of Kinect hardware (bundle or camera) with Kinect game

Wii

Goldeneye CE - $10 GC
Flingsmash $10 GC
Wii Party $10 GC
Red Wii - $50 Rewards points

PS3
Sly Cooper HD - $15 GC
6780  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Every year... parking... grrr... on: November 07, 2010, 05:15:46 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 07, 2010, 04:49:08 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 07, 2010, 04:30:02 AM

man, that's grade A asshole right there.  what kind of clown leaves 4 notes on another person's car?  he obviously gets that this is a public spot (it's not of course, but he believes it) which means he has no more right to the spot than anyone else, according to his own beliefs. 

that he doesn't get that it's not a public spot is another matter, and one that i would pursue with higher authorities.
He is clearly fucking with Kratz because of his first note. It's sarcasm.

then he's a sarcastic asshole.
6781  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: AvP(new version) and Assassin's Creed 2 on: November 07, 2010, 05:03:41 PM
lmk if you want to get avp on the 360.  have it but haven't played it beyond the first level or so.
6782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TR2N now The Tron Legacy on: November 07, 2010, 04:49:04 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 27, 2010, 01:53:45 AM

Quote from: kronovan on October 26, 2010, 06:15:27 PM

Hard to believe that was Jeff Bridges, considering the last movie was almost 30 years ago. He for sure looks older, but not 30 years older. That aircraft he had rezing around him was very cool.

That's because you are looking at the CG version of "evil young Jeff".  There is a quick glimpse of actual Jeff Bridges and he shows his age a lot more there.


damn, that's pretty good looking for cg.  i had to stop and pause it at that moment to check. 
6783  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Beyond Black Mesa, a fan film. on: November 07, 2010, 04:44:21 AM
it always bums me that they never continued the storyline with him.  at least Barney got a sidekick role in hl2.
6784  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bomb through mail plot on: November 07, 2010, 04:42:13 AM

Quote from: theohall on November 07, 2010, 02:06:31 AM

Quote
Instead of relying on a suicide bomber to ignite the fuse, the bombmaker wired these devices to explode using the alarm function of two cell phones

No phone calls required.  Just wait for the cell phone alarm to go off.

i read that the sim cards were removed, so the internal timer was the mechanism, not a call-in.
6785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Every year... parking... grrr... on: November 07, 2010, 04:30:02 AM
man, that's grade A asshole right there.  what kind of clown leaves 4 notes on another person's car?  he obviously gets that this is a public spot (it's not of course, but he believes it) which means he has no more right to the spot than anyone else, according to his own beliefs. 

that he doesn't get that it's not a public spot is another matter, and one that i would pursue with higher authorities.
6786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/05/10 - Remember remember the 5th of November! on: November 06, 2010, 05:49:18 PM
last weekend with the force unleashed 2 before it gets sent back.  not sure if i want to though.  i have a lot of gaming time to devote to fable 3 or NV and not sure which should be first.  my time has been cut back so much that i haven't even touched the stuff since last weekend. 

the backlog grows.  just recently, i picked up all three seasons of sam & max, L4D 1 and 2 and metro 2033 on the pc, plus meatboy and lara croft on the xbox.  i am so glad the busy release season is coming to a close in the next two weeks.  i will only have to balance time between what i have already plus asscreebro and black ops mp. 

6787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Blood Drive on: November 06, 2010, 05:25:15 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 06, 2010, 02:39:44 PM

I was very tempted, but Joystiq's 1.5/5 came out before I took a chance, thank God.

ouch. 
6788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 3, now with impressions + the official GT Review! on: November 06, 2010, 05:17:20 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 06, 2010, 04:25:45 PM

I've hit the final third of the game, and I'm not too crazy about it.  Mainly because:

Spoiler for Hiden:
The game basically only gives you two choices:

1.  Destroy your land and/or alienate all your citizens.
2.  Wipe out your population.

Every "good" choice is ridiculously expensive, and every "evil" choice is ridiculously profitable.  Also, without any idea of what issues are coming up, there's no way to plan with any sort of strategy.  It basically just tuns into a total guessing game of "which random evil choices do I pick".

There's also no consistency in the choices.  For example, I chose not to rebuild Old Bowerstone after the battle, which caused me to lose all the homes I was renting out.  However, when I chose to restore Aurora, I wasn't able to rent out any of the new homes or businesses that were in that city.  

Unless you've cheated (i.e. plug in a controller and let the game pile up gold), it doesn't seem like there's really any way to win without either killing everyone or becoming a giant asshole.  Maybe that's what they were shooting for, but after playing the Shining White Knight for 12 hours, I don't get terribly excited about those choices.  That said, I'm only about halfway through the final act, so maybe things change towards the end and you get a few "good" choices that don't completely rape your treasury.  Doubt it though...



see, that actually makes me feel better to read that as it's basically the polar opposite of what the article above said, where he complains that there were no hard choices in that phase.  it also makes it more likely that he sat there with his xbox on while he went to work. 
6789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 06, 2010, 05:12:31 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 06, 2010, 03:48:30 PM


i would love to see how he got past some of the quests this way.  of course, it helps you can have followers (and good ones at that).  would i attempt this?  no, i love the stalking and hunting mechanics in the game too much. 
6790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 05, 2010, 04:35:13 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 04, 2010, 02:29:19 PM



awesome cover for an awesome movie. 
6791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mo-vember on: November 05, 2010, 04:33:01 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 04, 2010, 08:18:53 PM

Genetics sucks.  While my Dad had a great 'stache for 30+ years, I can't grow anything down my snot runnel, so mine always looks split, not to mention the bald spot under my chin.  I always hated the Hispanic kids in Jr. High that were growing moustaches at age 13.

while i seemingly got some of my old man's epic stache genes (seriously, it was magnum PI worthy) for some reason it won't grow down to the goatee.  if i let it go all out it would connect up but further down the side like those old time western bad guys. 

i cannot grow the stache this year, but in support, i will let my goatee grow free.  someday i will have the zz top look.
6792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yet another reason I'm thankful for GT and OO on: November 05, 2010, 04:28:42 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 05, 2010, 04:21:06 AM

Quote from: Scraper on November 05, 2010, 03:32:58 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 05, 2010, 02:48:51 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on November 05, 2010, 02:38:57 AM

Quote from: Scraper on November 04, 2010, 06:07:51 PM

I'm partial to "Grade A Mud Squirrel" which some dude on Survivor called another chick on the show this week.

That sounds like something that needs to be on Urban Dictionary.

Well...

Actually now that I think about it, he did call her a "dirt squirrel" and not a mud squirrell. Either way I think its freakin funny name.

Sabrina: "Dan where are you?"
Dan: "I'm in the bathroom, wrestling out a mud-squirrel"

Funniest thing I've read on the web today. icon_biggrin

thanks.  needed a laugh.
6793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best way to get a patent or make / sale a idea on: November 03, 2010, 02:15:15 PM
That's right, you can patent all sorts of shit. Isn't that how several companies make their money?  By patenting general ideas and processes, then waiting for other companies to make stuff which they then try to claim infringes on said patents without ever making the item themselves?
6794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Battlefield Game being Announced Friday on: November 03, 2010, 07:30:35 AM
let's hope it isn't like the last crappy battlefield game they put out.

-edit- goddamn, my eyes have gottten bad.   
6795  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best way to ge ta patebt or make / sale a idea on: November 03, 2010, 07:29:19 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 03, 2010, 05:24:36 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 03, 2010, 04:26:28 AM

I think of inventions off and on. I think i have 2 cool ones..and practical. though hard for me to creat a prototype so i haven't. but i now have a new idea in my head. It would be very easy to make seeing as it would just be a modification of something already out there. it's so simple i can't believe it has not been thought of or done. i guess I need to know that too, if someone has that patent. So where do i go for info? What is safe to use? I don't want to pitch my idea and have someone steal it.

If you can't make it, you can't patent it.

true. 

can you tell me deehakk, if is it safe to use on childran? 

i can haz you patebt Idea?  i maek it for yuo and promiz naot to stael it, raelly. 
6796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Force Unleashed II on: November 02, 2010, 06:29:56 AM
finished it last night and the last fight really lets you kick ass, and you don't even have to deal with any forced qte's until the very end.  pretty nice and while it felt more hectic, i think it's kind of a step back.  the strategy was to mash the X,Y,B buttons and hope to see some kick ass combo's.  it's only partially successful against most of the mobs as you tend to get interrupted by the force users.  they do throw a good mix of force users, saber fighters and an occasional squadron or two of stormtroopers to keep the fights going.  it never got old seeing an enemy lose limbs due to a particularly nasty cut but it would have been much better if it could happen before their magical HP bar hit zero.  once you get your base powers up it can really clear a room of troopers, especially lightning as it can hit multiple people at once and then move to the next group. 

i wasn't overly impressed some of the level designs as they took way too long to meander around and that also hurts the scenic variety.  you basically see 3 major locations with a very short interlude in between.  if you every wanted to see kamino though, this is your chance.  the boss fights were pretty good and no annoying star destroyer sequence this time around.  there was a big moment which could have come out of a movie and looked freaking good to boot.  story is short and doesn't throw many curves this time around.  the first was much better in this regard and it means you don't get any new insights.  tbh, the story could have fit in a dlc for the first one if they cut the longer levels in half and cut scened the other stuff.  it never really felt like it's own game imho and i actually feel a bit of disappointment in their writing.  well, at least that's authentic Lucas for you.  they push you right into a sequel which we all know is dead now, and given this one's reception, doubtful for any dlc as well.  too bad. 

over all, a decent game and good for fans of the first but i would recommend that one to newcomers for many reasons.  6.5-7.0
6797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: new 360 dash preview program on: November 02, 2010, 04:23:09 AM
maybe in the next update they'll round everything out again.  it actually stalled the first time i tried to update.  i was nervous but it didn't give me any trouble after i restarted despite what the warning said. 

not that impressed with the layout choices but it does seem faster.  no more lag when i go into the dash from in-game and check something out. 
6798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Saboteur on: November 02, 2010, 12:11:26 AM
This is my favorite Pandemic game, without a doubt. Everthing just came togeher so well and it marks a more recent reason to hate EA. I would have loved to have another game like this. Even thouh I completed the game, I will go back to it someday.
6799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 02, 2010, 12:06:00 AM
Why not?  You could even have a Pro perk for dual wield scoping. I mean, you do have two eyes right?   :p
6800  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 01, 2010, 08:19:30 PM
If it's only going to be 6 90 minute episodes, it will be a long time before the show catches up with the novels. By my estimate, the premiere covered about the first third of the first book. Not complaining btw. It means they will have lots of time to flesh out the story. I like the expanded sequences so far
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