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6881  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Shows That Would Be Better With Zombies...... on: November 19, 2010, 02:32:46 AM
Zombies would be the only reason I would even watch most of those shows.
6882  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal: Sniper Ghost Warrior on: November 19, 2010, 02:24:27 AM
Thats tenting. I'll have to read some reviews first though. 
6883  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 19, 2010, 02:22:25 AM
No sure I'll get time tonight but I am all in for Friday night shootyface. Usual time for me though, so about 9, west-side time.

Assuming we don't drop power like the other night and tank my ISP for a day and a half. Grrrr
6884  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Cowboys vs. Aliens on: November 18, 2010, 08:45:34 AM
i guess i am the only one who read the title and thought texas cowboys vs illegal aliens then.
6885  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spider-man: Sam Raimi out! re-boot in progress! on: November 18, 2010, 08:44:58 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on November 07, 2010, 05:25:04 AM

Here's my guess: The studio was probably upset by how he mismanaged Venom and wanted him to use him again. Raimi said no. The studio said yes. The toxic buzz after Spiderman 3 meant that Raimi no longer had a whole ton of influence, and the studio figured that the Spiderman name is what people want.

It still angries up my blood, though. Cliff Robertson and Rosemary Harris were perfectly cast.

and jk simmons too. 
6886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 18, 2010, 04:24:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2010, 08:03:27 AM

she needs to be wearing a Princess Leia Slave Outfit for that pic.
ripley's outfit from the end of alien (or the earlier pic) would work too.
6887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Create on: November 18, 2010, 04:20:17 AM
decent review so far, but i have far too much on my plate, even for a decent incredible machine style game.

sadly, it sounds like they wanted to have the the LBP quantity of items without giving you as much freedom to create interesting community challenges and managed to come up with a poor implementation of level sharing to boot.

and Move support (on the PS3, of course) is more tiring than useful.
6888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: AC: Brotherhood - impressions and full review! on: November 18, 2010, 04:13:08 AM
haven't checked the uplay things yet but from the last few ubi games i have rented, i have a pretty decent stash already. 
6889  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Buying AssCreedBro & NFS:HP? Best deal seems to be TRU on: November 18, 2010, 04:11:49 AM
i have never been able to take advantage of the TRU deal.  even when i had a chance last year to get one with batman, they didn't have enough copies and sold out within 2 hours. 

now that kmart is doing these i just go there.  it's such a little known thing in my area i have no problem getting a copy.  hell, after the deals and credit i had going in, ACB was basically free.  $40 in game credit plus the $20 in game credit from purchase. 
6890  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 17, 2010, 04:47:19 AM

Quote from: Biyobi on November 17, 2010, 04:41:35 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on November 16, 2010, 09:27:04 PM

Oh this is just too wrong....

Agreed.  He should be wearing an entire jumper made of bacon.
Son of super meat boy?
6891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: November 17, 2010, 04:07:41 AM
well that CE is a bust
6892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 17, 2010, 04:05:51 AM
i am kicking myself that the sale ended saturday night and i didn't realize it until i logged in on sunday to buy them.  crud.  really hope these get some kind of love on black friday.
6893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: AC: Brotherhood - impressions on: November 17, 2010, 04:03:45 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 17, 2010, 03:42:11 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 17, 2010, 03:41:40 AM

So, does anything carry over from one to the other?

Negative.   You'll have to re-earn everything.  smile

but this time you have to ask leonardo for permission.
6894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/15) on: November 15, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
AssCreeBro. The review was pretty positve and I have a bunch of rewards points so it's basically free.
6895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A Plea for Another Elder Scrolls on: November 14, 2010, 06:11:07 PM
awesome.  now that mentioned it, i do remember something along those lines a while back.  great news.  get id to do the engine, then give it to someone with a talent for world building.

now we just need something newsworthy. 
6896  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Kmart DotW 10/24 - $20 GC, Fable 3, SWFU2, RB3, more. on: November 14, 2010, 05:55:04 PM
refer to the first post for details regarding Gaming Coupons and Reward Points offers.
11/14 - 11/20

320GB Move Bundle - $50 GC

Hot Pursuit - $20 GC
AC: Brotherhood - $20 GC
EA Active 2 bundle - $20 GC
Apache Air Assault - $30 GC
NBA Jam - $20 GC

EA Active 2 bundle - $20 GC
Pac-Man Party - $15 GC
Sonic Colors - $15 GC
Buy a U-Draw plus a U-Draw game - $30 GC

Mario vs Donkey Kong - $10 GC
6897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A Plea for Another Elder Scrolls on: November 14, 2010, 05:14:07 PM
i really hope they can improve the engine enough to do away with the house/cave=load aspect of the game.  when i play the gothic types, it always drives home how much more immersive it is to just walk in to a house and not be faced with a loading screen, plus you can use them to escape from enemies the way you do in TES/FO games. 

and yeah, the scaling in NV is definitely not present early on.  i wandered north of the graveyard and was promptly ganged up by a pack of big radscorpions. 
6898  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winnie the Pooh - Brand new!! Christmas 2011 on: November 13, 2010, 04:41:09 PM
looks like a good movie to take the kids to. 
6899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 13, 2010, 04:35:30 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 13, 2010, 04:15:22 PM

Quote from: The Grue on November 13, 2010, 04:13:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 13, 2010, 01:38:30 PM

Pete, we're about the same level--how do you have so many extra BLOPS Bucks to spend on decorations?  Between guns, attachments, perks and killstreaks I'm pretty much always zeroed out.

It's all part of his fabulousness.   Fabulous

I think he doesn't actually spend any money on guns, just decorations.

that would explain it.  bling out the decorations, keep the same gun.  "if it ain't pretty, it ain't worth killing with"

other than the claymore's, i haven't dropped big cash on a lot of attachments myself.  only grabbed two killstreaks and 3 perks so far and i plan to stick with them for a while.  i am pretty much saving up for the galil and the m60 and will go full all in when they unlock.  been sticking to the enfield pretty much for now and grabbing galil's when i see them.
6900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell games on sale - advice needed on: November 13, 2010, 07:52:26 AM
No one has mentioned it yet but CT on the pc uses starforce as the drm. Not sure if they stripped that out on later retail releases, but it should have been stripped out the D/L versions. Starforce also hates 64 -bit os'es faik. Best to get it via download IMO.

It is the best in the series by a long shot, especially the stuff captured guards say under pressure.  I really should have bought the xbox 1 version of DA when I had the chance but the other version is worth playing if you can get past the early stuff. Conviction is fun, but it isn't in the same vein as the others and is basically a whole different game.  

edit - stupid iphone spell checker
6901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 13, 2010, 05:18:04 AM

Quote from: Nonnahob on November 12, 2010, 04:00:58 PM

What were you running prior Caine?

up until i swapped out the optical cable to the blu-ray, i had it going to the yamaha 5.1 reciever and then to a pair of koss headphones, ur-20's.  they were pretty bland for range and worked better for non-gaming than they ever did for cod/halo, etc.  the x11's have a nice boost to bass and clear sound detail. 

i ended up picking the pair after reading good things about it here and due to a $20 off deal when i got it along black ops. 
6902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Costco return policy for Xbox 360 on: November 12, 2010, 03:52:25 PM
That once again reminds me that I wish I had bought mine there last winter instead of best buy. I would have liked to get the slim at some point. You may have to re-sign with them if you want to get the swap. If that's all It took, it would be worth the cost.
6903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/12/10 on: November 12, 2010, 03:47:07 PM
Blops mp until Live crashes, Blops sp afterwards.

Also zombie Blops
6904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 12, 2010, 03:41:47 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on November 12, 2010, 02:03:32 PM

Quote from: msteelers on November 12, 2010, 12:11:36 PM

The X11's are stereo, while the DSS turns them into 7.1 surround sound. I haven't tried the X11's by themselves to tell how drastic the difference is.

I'll post some impressions next week. I've been using the X11's for about a week now and I just ordered the DSS from amazon - should get it soon.

Going from the xbox base headset to surround sound speakers, difference was good but not mind blowing.

Going from surround sound speakers to the X11's, difference was HUGE. So much more detail in the headphones!

looks like I'll be ordering a set then. The difference I noticed last night was much better  than the old stereo set and that was just from the Blops trailer. It also seemed improved once I bypassed the reciever headset Jack and went with the audio output from the box. I'll have to test it to make sure but it seemed I could discern direction better that way. It was a little kludgy though and I often found myself focusing on a general direction rather than a specific point. The receiver is a 5.1 fwiw hooked up via the left/right jacks as I was getting much better sound from the blu-Ray player and as I had the old set, couldn't hear any improvement with the old phones. I'll have to set it back up and see.

I think the dss will be the best option in the end.
6905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: has anybody had any problems on XBL tonight? on: November 12, 2010, 08:17:09 AM
It's still bad but it has gotten a little better since Tuesday when we kept getting dropped from the party and were never able to get into a match together. It still managed to drop at least five times tonight.

Oddly enough, in game, there hasn't been a huge issue with lag.
6906  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 12, 2010, 08:13:33 AM
Funny, I got the sentry gun kill knocked out tonight before the other requirements. Just happen to luck into a gun perched at a window. Just need to get a few more knife kills and I should be good.

I am still rusty as fuck but this has all the markings of a great game. Ironically, I just got offered a full time gig once my contract is up, so my game time drops to a few hours a night. At least the wife is understanding and I can game without getting the look.
6907  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 12, 2010, 05:40:59 AM
max brooks explores the eating aspect in world war Z.  basically, it's a shred of humanity that remains and manifests as the upper functions of the zombie brain are destroyed, leaving the baser instincts.  attacking prey and "feeding" on their kills. he even goes to describe what happened to some zombies where it ate enough to push rotting meat through the gi tract and deposit it into their pants.
6908  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Double Dip Video Game Sale on: November 12, 2010, 05:23:45 AM
so it's essentially almost a b1g1 free deal.  pretty freaking sweat.  not that i am looking now.  too damn many already and i've either bought or rented everything big so far.  only thing left is asscreebro and i am pretty sure i'll pick that one up with the $40 in credit i have at kmart. 
6909  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. 
6910  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.  
6911  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. 
6912  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. 
6913  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. 
6914  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. 
6915  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.
6916  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / oh no not again... on: November 11, 2010, 05:24:13 AM

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. 
6917  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.
6918  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boycott 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?
6919  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?

6920  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
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