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6841  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season WildCard on: January 09, 2011, 01:19:44 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 09, 2011, 12:43:36 AM

What an incredible TD run by Lynch.  Holy shit.

hells yeah!  Great game. We may have snuck in to the playoffs but we can still bring it.
6842  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: China flexing it's military muscle on: January 08, 2011, 05:43:22 PM

Quote from: Zekester on January 08, 2011, 05:10:58 PM

I've always assumed there were submarines still around capable of taking out a carrier anyway, and wouldn't this missile be a bit easier to intercept considering the distance it would assuming to be travelling?

a missile is a hell of a lot harder to intercept than a sub.

faster top speed which both limits interception jets to just the fastest ones and how long you have before the missile hits.  then you have to wonder how accurate out anti-missile systems are.  they have undoubtedly advanced since the days of the patriot vs scud era, but it's still harder to hit a missile than it is an aircraft with any payload, especially at speed.  

now factor in their ability to strike en masse beyond our ability to take out their defenses and relative availability/cost and you could easily expect a barrage instead of single digit attacks.  

i would expect to see a wider array of support vessels with point defense systems and basically throw up a hail of lead to cut them down in advance.

of course, all this is based on speculation on both sides.  what their capabilities are and tbh, what ours are.  it's not like the US military publishes perfectly accurate data on all our weapon systems.  

pre-post edit.  
so a ballistic system is even more hard to defend against than straight cruise missiles.  which negates our interceptors and ship based anti missile systems.  unless we have actually got star wars running in the backend without letting on we did, there's a great chance of getting hit.  and like ydejin said, it only takes one strike to cripple our combat effectiveness in a strike force.  without an active battle group and carrier, we go on the defensive position.
6843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This week can just go right to hell.... on: January 08, 2011, 04:55:38 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 07, 2011, 11:55:12 PM

Damn. I was all ready to come in here and say my week sucked too.  But it's been pretty good in comparison. Sorry, man!


 nod


(son picked a smiley)

amen to that.  i did have a hellish week too, but it was 99% work related. 

hope everything works out with your mom.  cancer is one of the hardest things a person can go through (or watch someone they love go through).  best wishes to you all.
6844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Awesome Games Done Quick on: January 08, 2011, 04:38:16 AM

Quote from: rittchard on January 07, 2011, 10:13:32 PM

That sounds pretty cool!


P.S.  Did anyone else hear "Dirty Deeds (done dirt cheap)" in their head when they read this thread title?
not so much; it needs a fifth word to make that association to get that thought.
6845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Razer's Switchblade Concept - PC gaming goes handheld on: January 08, 2011, 04:36:30 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 08, 2011, 01:37:45 AM

So this is basically a tiny, underpowered netbook with a super-expensive Optimus "keyboard"?  Yeah, no thanks.

yeah, for that kind of scratch i would rather get a tablet or an ipad with a keyboard attachment. 
6846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 5 Reasons to Own a Playstation 3 in 2011 on: January 08, 2011, 04:33:18 AM
yeah, i am looking forward to infamous 2 and uncharted.  resistance not so much and killzone for a rental.

but where's the love for lbp2?  other than the short bullet list of exclusives he wrote, of course.

and he lists "wireless controller" as a plus, like the others are still stuck using nothing but wired ones.   Roll Eyes

it was a pretty shoddily written article ad.
6847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: January 08, 2011, 04:22:36 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 08, 2011, 04:14:27 AM

Quote from: EddieA on January 08, 2011, 04:10:29 AM

NeoGAF has a summary of the information from Game Informer.  Most of it sounds good, but this part worries me -
Quote
"The game eventually logs a huge storehouse of knowledge about how you've played, and subsequently tailors content to your capabilities and experiences. Entering a city, a young woman might approach you and beg you to save her daughter from kidnappers. The game will look at the nearby dungeons you've explored, automatically set the mission in a place you've never visited, and designate opponents that are appropriately matched to your strengths and weaknesses."

That sounds good in theory, but it could be an absolute nightmare.  I thought Oblivion did a terrible job of scaling enemies to your abilities.  For me, every enemy was either way too easy or way too hard, and I played a pretty standard fighter/mage character.  I really hope they get it right this time.

yeah, when you can beat the main storyline at barely level 5 you can tell they tweaked it a bit poorly.
that sounds an awful lot like mob scaling to me.  icon_frown
i don't mind the idea in theory either, but it isn't as easily done if they set the enemies at static levels.  you would end up with quests you are way too weak to finish or too strong and no decent reason to finish it as the rewards will be useless.

beth, please stick to the model that gothic used.
6848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 06, 2011, 04:58:15 AM
a bit of innuendo

6849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: January 06, 2011, 04:47:37 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 05, 2011, 07:05:06 PM

Top 5 of 2010

"Crashed like a hypothetical blowjob motorcycle"   icon_lol icon_lol
not as good  and i actually agreed with the 2nd choice he had for worst game of the year, but that's only because i didn't play the last choice for it.
6850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shooting at my daughters high school on: January 06, 2011, 04:35:23 AM
damn Brian, that's heavy.  i get a chill down my spine thinking about it too.  how close it can be sometimes to be near such acts.

i hope your daughter doesn't get scarred by this.  it's one thing to have a child killed and dealing with the pain when you are that age, but an entirely different beast when the death is at the hands of a fellow student. 
6851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor returns (modern combat in Afghanistan) on: January 05, 2011, 04:04:33 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 05, 2011, 03:47:36 AM

Quote from: naednek on January 04, 2011, 10:21:43 PM

Wow, what a let down.  Worst Ending Ever?  I didn't even see it coming.  All of a sudden, fade to black.  What time I had, it was fun, but talk about a rush job.

at least it wasn't a wall of text like one of the previous MoH games.

a wall implies there was more than one line. 

and moh had an ending?  all i remember was gunshots followed by credits
6852  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 04, 2011, 07:21:24 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 04, 2011, 06:11:08 AM

Quote from: shon on January 04, 2011, 12:59:58 AM

What games would you have bought if they were on the daily deals?

Wolfenstein -  No sale at all stayed at the $40 price tag.
The Wheelman - on sale for $15 but if it were $10 then yes
James Bond: Bloodstone:  No Sale price either



I was hoping for a crazy deal on Civ 5 and Bejeweled 3.

same here, but i'll make do with the decent deal on div2 and alltheotherpuzzlegamesihavenow
6853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Weekend Playlist 2010 - Happy New Years! on: January 04, 2011, 04:41:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 03, 2011, 03:13:59 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 02, 2011, 10:12:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 31, 2010, 04:23:10 PM

finish up Enslaved on the 360, get around to finishing up Uncharted 2, and then start on my next project.  probably not going to be doing much partying this weekend as I spend most of yesterday with chills, coughing, body aches and a sore throat, and after a couple of NyQuil induced comas I still don't feel 100% (at least drinking water isn't painful anymore) so I'll have plenty of free time.

Finished Enslaved, Back to the Future Episode 1 and Star Wars Quicktime Events Unleashed 2.  Figure I may fire up uncharted 2 just to see if I can knock off a 4th game.
well Uncharted 2 didn't happen.  tried to fire up Star Ocean Last Hope only to find out the first disc won't work, then ended up starting another freebie in the form of Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, which aside from an annoying lever puzzle that got looked up on Gamefaqs about 5 minutes after contact isn't half bad so far.

also picked up pop tfs and it's isn't that bad either.  sure, the puzzles are a bit obtuse, but those are easy to get through if you get too stuck.  i do have to relearn the controls after a long session with ACB though. 
other than finishing up a few random moments in ACB, all i did was sample some of the steam games in my giant-ass backlog 'o doom
6854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What Achievement or Trophy are you most 'Proud' of getting this year? on: January 04, 2011, 04:35:24 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on December 14, 2010, 04:05:02 PM

Halo Reach - Complete Legendary Campaign Alone


this.  i had pretty much assumed i would not be able to do it, like the blasted cod veteran ones, but halo reach is a much better game at legendary than cod is at veteran and therefore not prone to cheap tactics and endless respawns.
6855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [moveie] Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom! on: January 04, 2011, 04:25:21 AM
could be fun.  the first was enjoyable.  could be the first movie the boy sees in full in the theater.  he bailed half way through toy story 3, much to my wife's dismay.
6856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Highly-Awaited Releases of 2011. Day One Purchases! on: January 04, 2011, 04:21:42 AM
A list
DE3
ES5
Batman AC
AC3
UC3
Two Worlds 2
Mass Effect 3
Portal 2

B list (confirmed rental list)
GOW3
Dead space 2
Rage
CoD '11
LA Noire
DA2
Homefront
Killzone 3
Infamous 2
Bulletstorm
Witcher 2
Postal 3
Tomb Raider
6857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/03) on: January 03, 2011, 06:40:46 AM
i bought ilomilo during that odd secret code phase.  does that count?
6858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Holiday Haul 2010 on: January 03, 2011, 06:34:47 AM
Greed: Black Border - $2.49
Toki Tori - $1.25
Nimbus - $5.00
Divinity II - Dragon Knight Saga - $19.99
Ion Assault - $2.50
Swarm Arena - $2.50
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - $2.50
FarCry 2 - $4.99
Lucasarts Jedi Knight Bundle - $5.00
Magnetis - $.50
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 - $4.99
Rush - $1.69
Eets - $2.49
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - $4.99
AI Wars: The Zenith Remnant - $4.99
AI War: Children of Neinzul - $1.99
AI War: Fleet Command - $3.00
Splintercell: Chaos Theory - $4.99
X3: Gold - $8.50
FlatOut2 - $1.00
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (NA) - $2.00
Blue Toad Murder Files - $3.00
Trials 2: Second Edition - $2.50
Clones - $2.50
Indie Brain Pack - $4.99
Indie Future Pack - $4.99
OddBoxx - $12.49
Super Meat Boy - $3.75
Winterbottom - $.49

total: $122.05

pretty much constitutes my xmas present.
counting the multi packs, that's 44 games at just under 3 bucks a piece.  not bad for an instant backlog.

i also added both humble indie bundles which added another 8 games
6859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 04:31:12 AM

Quote from: The Grue on January 03, 2011, 04:27:31 AM

This is just awful football. Both the Giants and Bucs deserve in over these two teams. Oh well...looks like we have our first playoff team with a losing record.

agreed.  

Quote from: gellar on January 03, 2011, 04:29:49 AM

1)  I cannot put money on New Orleans fast enough.
2)  I am ABSOLUTELY buying a Seattle Seahawks NFC West Champs t-shirt and/or hat.

that's so awful i think i might do it and sew the record onto the back.


i'm also considering a Seattle Jersey with Bradford 8 on it seeing as how he handed them the ball.
6860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 04:28:00 AM
two sacks in a row!!

good pass afterwads but damn.  that's good defense
6861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 04:14:59 AM
and the rams hand it over to the hawks.  you blew it during a FG attempt?  brilliant move there.
6862  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 04:07:08 AM
nice INT there.  no, that was rather perfect. 
6863  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 03:47:12 AM

Quote from: The Grue on January 03, 2011, 03:43:15 AM

I swear nobody wants to win the NFC West. 

getting closer, 10 minutes and 3 points at a time.  too bad our defense can't make up for bad offensive coverage; we might actually win this.

(not like i want them to though)
6864  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 03:30:59 AM
looks like charlie needs glasses.  he somehow missed the giant opening right in front of him. 
6865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV]The Cape on: January 03, 2011, 03:28:20 AM
saw some of the new previews during the game.  good to see keith david getting work outside of video games. 
6866  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 03:21:42 AM
way to blow your momentum there on that return.  sheesh
6867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Week 17 on: January 03, 2011, 03:13:13 AM
would i be a bad fan if i rooted for STL tonight?  being the first team to win the division under .500 is not a distinction worth having imho.

of course, it looks like they will self destruct anyways.   icon_confused
6868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's The First Game You Remember Finishing? on: January 03, 2011, 02:10:57 AM
most of the earliest games i've played can't be beaten.  atari games were know for that.

first game i remember winning would either be super mario 2 or blaster master.
6869  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 03, 2011, 01:56:28 AM
well thanks for the warning off of grotesque, gratch. 

now i just need to make the final call on the last few games i have had my eye on.
6870  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 02, 2011, 06:24:36 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 02, 2011, 06:14:36 PM

I had the same thing showing on those two deals then after going to a game page and coming back I noticed the Stalker deal showed, but not the GTA IV one, then when clicking on the individual deal pages the GTA IV one showed up for $9.99. Must be some glitch with STEAM.
not the only one too. on the main page, you get a picture of mafia 2 with a hover text saying medal of honor with a price of $44.99



almost forgot the indie sale

grotesque tactics for $2.99
6871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you say 2011? on: January 02, 2011, 05:44:50 PM
while twenty-eleven fits the pattern of the pre-2000's, it sounds funny, and it would have been odd hearing anyone say nineteen hundred - ninety-nine.  it's kind of like how DSHS sounds better as Department of health and social services when you say it out.
6872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Name your first Achievement and/or Trophy for 2011! on: January 02, 2011, 08:52:38 AM
ACB for finishing up the subject 16 puzzles.
6873  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 02, 2011, 08:50:22 AM
thank god for that too.
i do expect one last indie game on sale extra cheap though.
6874  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 02, 2011, 04:59:42 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on January 02, 2011, 01:38:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 01, 2011, 06:17:45 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on January 01, 2011, 06:08:45 PM

Don't think I'll get anything today...  Kinda pissed that I bought Ion Assault less than 2 weeks ago for $4.99 mad
how is it mirage?

I like it, haven't played it much since Christmas...  Can't seem to get past the first boss though, lol  Lots of debris by the time I knock his shields off...  Still fun

bought it, can't play it.  apparently my card is too old.  oh hell.
6875  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 01, 2011, 09:10:45 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 01, 2011, 08:59:52 PM

Quote from: jersoc on January 01, 2011, 07:59:19 PM

that's cause it is a virus

hated the game on xbla.

Wow.  I liked it enough I got it both on the PC and XBLA.

played a bit on the pc after the last time it was on sale.  not terribly impressed with it either. 
6876  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 01, 2011, 06:38:26 PM
i see that divinity 2 is down to $20 as well.
6877  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 01, 2011, 06:17:45 PM
in for aaaaaahhh and swarm arena.  ion assault looks good too.

Quote from: mirage775 on January 01, 2011, 06:08:45 PM

Don't think I'll get anything today...  Kinda pissed that I bought Ion Assault less than 2 weeks ago for $4.99 mad
how is it mirage?
6878  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: January 01, 2011, 06:03:22 PM
new deals
bionic commando and rearmed - $12.50
company of heroes - 75% off
MOH - $30
Mafia 2 - $12.50
Settlers 7 - 50% off
Zeno clash $3.75
HL 75% off
Swarm arena - $2.50
AAAAHHHHH - $2.50
FM 2011 - $26.79
indie game is
ion assault - $2.50
6879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thanks, GamingTrend. on: January 01, 2011, 05:53:38 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 31, 2010, 04:24:46 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 31, 2010, 04:21:10 PM

Really? I was actually kidding, but that's awesome!!

don't worry, we're redesigning you too  icon_twisted

as long as it's not ceekay 2.0, we'll be safe.

and KD and gang (yes, this includes you ceekay), thank you all for the work you do and for putting up with all of us.  i only keep up with one forum despite haunting a few others and this one is it.   thumbsup
6880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2011 Resolutions? on: January 01, 2011, 05:50:21 PM
seeing as how i was able to land a potential long term job, my goal this year is to keep it.  seeing as how i find myself currently stuck in a grindfest of IT known as desktop support despite years as an admin, my next goal is to get the hell out.

i believe i need more letters to append to my name, so i will work toward getting some.
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