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6881  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: January 13, 2011, 03:09:56 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 11, 2011, 05:55:09 PM

I won't say it's a regular thing, but I've had plenty of times where I'm discussing something with someone and kick over to the browser to look up a point online while on a call. 
this.  it happens often enough that i appreciate it. 
6882  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What happened in the year that equals your post count? on: January 13, 2011, 02:49:37 AM
this post, 5272, not a whole lot.

5200 Beginning of human inhabitation and settlements in Malta.
6883  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I got nearly 9 inches on: January 13, 2011, 02:41:05 AM

Quote from: rittchard on January 12, 2011, 06:51:07 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 12, 2011, 03:03:33 PM

I still kind of envy you guys getting hit hard.

This thread is chock full of innuendos!!!!   thumbsup

Quote from: Devil on January 12, 2011, 09:13:19 PM

2 Feet+

6884  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Fileplanet] Free Downloadable Soundtracks for Games + Free Mario & racing games on: January 12, 2011, 06:00:17 AM
arise, if nothing more than for this


i got the urge to look for it after a youtube search.

damn, that theme song still kicks ass.
6885  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I got nearly 9 inches on: January 11, 2011, 07:55:01 AM
that's what she told him too.
6886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I got nearly 9 inches on: January 11, 2011, 04:24:49 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on January 11, 2011, 12:25:04 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 11, 2011, 12:24:01 AM

Looks cool dae.

I figured this was a spam email from the headline though. 
And yet you still clicked on it.  eek

Cool snow never snows in San Antonio.

i just wanted to be the first one to give him hell over it. 
6887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/10) on: January 11, 2011, 02:31:18 AM
nothing for me this week.
6888  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I got nearly 9 inches on: January 11, 2011, 12:24:01 AM
Looks cool dae.

I figured this was a spam email from the headline though. 
6889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A Look back at Carmageddon on: January 10, 2011, 12:02:14 AM
Carma1 was back in the day when I didn't get to buy every game I wanted and I remember playing the demo over and over again, trying new ways to accomplish the different methods to win.

In a similar vein, I really wish they would get quarantine or it's sequel on GoG.
6890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: January 09, 2011, 11:56:07 PM
Last big western dev perhaps. Don't count out the Germans though. As log as they keep making Risen and similar gothic style games, we'll be ok. And there is still Two worlds 2 to look forward to.

I know how you feel about the western devs though. Now that bioware is going all action-y with DA2 and lionhead is determined to set define the absolute bare minimums of what makes an rpg, bethsoft is pretty much it over here.

That whole inheritence deal is about as relevant to the end game as the whole "npc improving her archery skills" bit was to oblivion. They migt as well show us how cool the chains look in the opening dungeon sequence.
6891  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A Sunday Present for GT (also a current background thread) on: January 09, 2011, 06:14:58 PM

it is now mine as well.

thanks KD  thumbsup
6892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Visually imaginative 360 games? on: January 09, 2011, 04:58:21 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 09, 2011, 04:41:29 PM

What about gritty & imaginative?  
And then there's Mass Effect 2, which is what you should buy.

gritty and imaginative is also good for the bioshock games. 

Nier is colorful and also in a post-apocalyptic world.  it can be almost dream like at times.

definitely  play mass effect 2 if you haven't already.
6893  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.
6894  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.
6895  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!


(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.
6896  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.
6897  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. 
6898  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.
6899  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 -
"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.
6900  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

6901  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.
6902  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. 
6903  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
6904  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
6905  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
6906  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.
6907  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.
6908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Highly-Awaited Releases of 2011. Day One Purchases! on: January 04, 2011, 04:21:42 AM
A list
Batman AC
Two Worlds 2
Mass Effect 3
Portal 2

B list (confirmed rental list)
Dead space 2
CoD '11
LA Noire
Killzone 3
Infamous 2
Witcher 2
Postal 3
Tomb Raider
6909  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?
6910  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
6911  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.


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.
6912  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
6913  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.
6914  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. 
6915  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)
6916  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. 
6917  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. 
6918  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
6919  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
6920  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.
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