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7001  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spike Video Game Awards 2010 on: December 12, 2010, 02:11:56 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 12, 2010, 01:43:50 AM

wow...on mass Effect 3 trailer,good bye London,LOL

trailer
7002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V (continuation of Oblivion?) on: December 12, 2010, 02:08:23 AM
good copy for those of us who missed it


damn, they have been holding out on us after all.  that's freaking awesome. 

i predict a delay to march of '12 though, just like es4
7003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 rumors on: December 11, 2010, 06:00:12 PM

Quote from: kathode on December 11, 2010, 05:08:32 PM

Ipad 2 rumors are heating up.  The original was announced on January 27th, so seems very likely we'll get a refresh announced at the end of next month.  According to articles the new one will have a camera, be lighter and slimmer overall, possibly a USB port, and have a higher-resolution display.  Sounds like not a major revision, but I'm excited.  I'll definitely be taking the plunge on this one.

and that, plus the usual apple routine of doubling the storage for the same price has me holding back from buying one at all right now. 
7004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Bioware game to be announced in December (Mass Effect 3!) on: December 11, 2010, 08:46:06 AM

Quote from: Turtle on December 11, 2010, 01:29:43 AM

Except it will still be awesome.

agreed.  i do like the premise though.  let's hope it offers more than just a retread ala asscreebro
7005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution - Finally, some info! on: December 11, 2010, 08:44:03 AM

Quote from: Turtle on December 11, 2010, 12:11:15 AM

Agreed.

You know, games like this make me glad the AAA game industry exists, even with all its issues. I don't see any movie company making any thing to this level or in this setting for a while.

What's crazy is how well the in-game graphics match the CG, and as much as I hate monotone color schemes, the gold and black color scheme really invokes a blade runner style future.

Oh, and I think Square Enix might be really happy with their decision to pickup this game.

edit: Rats, turns out they had the score to the trailer released online for a while, but the links are all dead.

here you go.  just put this into your favorite youtube mp3 ripper
7006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution - Finally, some info! on: December 11, 2010, 08:23:11 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 10, 2010, 10:12:22 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 10, 2010, 09:20:17 PM

Still loving the music for the trailer, I hope it's in the game.
Still loving the music for the trailer, I hope it's in the purchasable soundtrack.

i hope the rest of the ost is just as awesome.  love that song.  i've lost track of how many times i've played the intro in the background while i work on something else just to hear it again. 

the extended cut is great and i am really digging the atmosphere they have built. 
7007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld Strangers Wrath and Munch's Odyssey on the way to the PC on: December 11, 2010, 08:20:36 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 11, 2010, 01:22:37 AM

WOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!  Headbanging! Cabbage Patch Cabbage Patch Headbanging! High five! headbang dude The drink that never ends.

(these are due by the end of the year)

hoping for a steam xmas sale on this one otherwise i'll wait.  not that it's too rich for my blood or anything, but that knowing me, it will just sit in the backlog for a while. 

i can't wait to revisit the world though. 
7008  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Friday night L4D2? on: December 09, 2010, 08:30:35 AM
I'd be up for a bit Friday night. Been looking forward to gettig back in to it.
7009  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Chrome Web Store Live on: December 09, 2010, 02:09:40 AM
woohoo, serious sam in the browser.
7010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Top Ten 360 Games Based on 360Voice Days Played on: December 08, 2010, 01:44:44 AM

Quote from: kronovan on December 07, 2010, 11:48:38 PM

Umm...what are 360Voice Days?

how many unique days you have played the game, not how much time in days you have played.
7011  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Treasure Hunt Contest and Sales on: December 07, 2010, 02:37:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 07, 2010, 07:55:30 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 07, 2010, 04:10:14 AM

i was about to post this in the pc forum too.  there's also a note that the xmas sale begins on 12/20. 


where do you see that?  the hunt ends the 20th, but I don't see anything about the Holiday Sale starting then.
It was outed in the small text of the details by someone over on CAG.
7012  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ok top 2%ers - explain this to me on: December 07, 2010, 06:16:27 AM

Quote from: Zekester on December 07, 2010, 04:59:30 AM

OMG I actually agree with gellar once!

No seriously......

Quote
The way I see it, if neither side is 100% happy, it sounds like the bill was a success.  When one side is all FUCK YEAH WE WON we typically have lopsided, utterly retarded deals.

This

+.7  (the gov't took the .3 for taxes)
7013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/03/10 on: December 07, 2010, 04:52:21 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 05, 2010, 04:49:03 PM

i played a bunch of Overtime! yesterday, followed up by Sick Child Tycoon and today, it's the more of that with the new Sibling Expansion. 

if i do get a chance to play on the old console or the pc, it will either be one of the random puzzle games i now have from the steam sale or more ACB.

well, the expansion didn't pan out thankfully, but the main game was certainly long enough.  in fact, i have played with Sick Child Tycoon each night since. 
7014  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Treasure Hunt Contest and Sales on: December 07, 2010, 04:10:14 AM
i was about to post this in the pc forum too.  there's also a note that the xmas sale begins on 12/20. 
achievement related entries are retro active so everyone should already have at least one for the avatar pic.  plus you get hats for TF2 if you are into that sort of thing.

Quote from: Teggy on December 06, 2010, 10:36:13 PM

Oh, that is just pure evil. Genius, but evil.

agreed, very evil.
7015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC (spoilers) on: December 07, 2010, 01:48:00 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 06, 2010, 06:06:44 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on December 06, 2010, 06:04:36 PM

Bobehm and I were discussing this morning... from what we can gather he probably whispered in Rick's ear that...

Spoiler for Hiden:
his wife is pregnant. It'd fit with them all taking blood tests, right? By the way, I checked your blood test and your wife came back pregnant. It also fits with his whole line of "This is the humane thing to do".

I really can't believe I have 11 more months to wait for the next season.

That actually crossed my mind this morning.  And to make matters worse...

Spoiler for Hiden:
...what if the baby is Shane's?

best not to read the books then. 

in fact, i would avoid them for now as while they are good, they also veered off quite a bit at the end of season 1 and if they go back to the script as it were, it will be much better tv for those of you who haven't read it.  wait until the show is done and then go back to see what you missed/what was changed. 
7016  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC (spoilers) on: December 06, 2010, 07:08:10 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on December 06, 2010, 04:38:10 AM

Re the Season Finale. Talk about...
Spoiler for Hiden:
...ending with a BANG!!!!!!!!!  icon_eek icon_smile

yeah, while it is no way near what the books ended the first volume with, i have to hand it to them for writing it in such a way that it could have been a series finale.  it reminds me of the last scene in 28 weeks later; haunting, sobering and lasting.

the final act is definitely plausible considering the agency involved.  in fact, i would be surprised if something like that wasn't already in place. 

now, the little quirks weren't too bad, even though the test subject reveal was easily guessed at early on, it only underlined how little hope he had left. 

damn it's going to be hard to wait for the next season. 
7017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization IV: The Complete Edition on: December 06, 2010, 05:24:54 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 05, 2010, 03:48:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 04, 2010, 09:15:13 AM

funny, as much as i played the game, i never actually listened to the whole theme song.  great piece of music and well deserving of such a timely award.

i like this version with english lyrics
7018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization IV: The Complete Edition on: December 06, 2010, 05:10:31 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on December 06, 2010, 12:00:24 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 04, 2010, 09:15:13 AM


RISE FWOM YOUR GWAVE

ftfy
7019  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So what do you think about wikileaks? on: December 06, 2010, 05:09:14 AM

Quote from: Moliere on December 03, 2010, 06:13:30 AM

Julian Assange Fired From IT Job At Pentagon

Quote
With officials describing his publication of sensitive U.S. State Department documents as "the last straw," Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was asked to resign from his position as the Pentagon's IT coordinator Monday
icon_biggrin

and it took them how long to come to this conclusion?  they let the guy responsible for putting sensitive documents up on the web work in their IT department until now?  wow, that's some crack security staff there Pentagon, way to go.
7020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 06, 2010, 05:05:49 AM

Quote from: Toe on December 06, 2010, 01:05:26 AM

Non-smushed pic of above.



And a different gal, same suit, thrown in for good measure....


now those are moons
7021  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 06, 2010, 05:00:34 AM

Quote from: Eightball on December 05, 2010, 03:33:07 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 03, 2010, 05:40:19 PM

I fell in love with Galaxy on Fire over Thanksgiving. Totally old schoolnspace trading/fighting sim. Takes about an hour to open up the galaxy. The galaxy is freaking huge too. Repetitive to be sure but so were these games back in the day. Lots of fun and free at the moment.

Galaxy on Fire 2 is so much better in so many ways.  I liked the first one, but the second one is really fantastic.

picked up both today and i agree, even on a lowly 3g iphone where the lack of power stands out more.  the game just feels more fleshed out and less like a 1st gen gameloft rip-off.
7022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Prototype on it's way? on: December 06, 2010, 04:58:53 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 05, 2010, 11:32:25 PM

There was fun to be had in Prototype, but I liked Infamous more. I don't remember it too well, but what stuck with me was the repetitive nature of side missions. Flying was fun, and stealing tanks (and mowing down pedestrians  ninja) and helicopters added to the firepower factor. They definitely have an opportunity to improve some of the issues in the sequel, but we'll see if they go the way of Assassin's Creed or The Force Unleashed.

mowing down pedestrians was fun, but towards the end it just got a little too dynasty warriors-ish with the standard grunts.  and going through crowds of civvies or infected just felt like a reason to show off the designers "really wicked blood splatter effects".  side missions were pretty bad though.  way too stingy with the time limits and not a lot of variety. 
7023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: AC: Brotherhood - impressions and full review! on: December 06, 2010, 04:55:10 AM
what about the whole "russia during the revolution" theme they went with in the comic?  i do think with everything they've pointed to during the subject 16 stuff that a founding fathers as templars would be next in line.  it would be pretty kick ass too as you would still want to use the old ways rather than rely on firearms.  it's not like the hand cannon is all that useful anyways. 

i wouldn't mind the russian angle though, especially during the winter months.  could make for some very interesting chases.
7024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/06) on: December 06, 2010, 04:50:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 06, 2010, 03:30:35 AM

Cataclysm eventually, and hopefully I'll have TRON coming from Gamefly.

i missed the cutoff to get my copy from them.  oh well i have enough stuff to play right now anyways.
7025  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy Crap! Star Blazers Returns! Space Battleship Yamato! on: December 05, 2010, 10:14:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 05, 2010, 07:36:11 AM

Quote from: kronovan on December 04, 2010, 10:05:05 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on December 04, 2010, 09:23:45 PM

FYI, the entire first season of Star Blazers is available to buy on Amazon VOD for around $6.  Last time I looked, the actual DVD set was over $100.

Yup, its one pricey series - new copies of the 1st season sell for $130 at the cheapest retailer in my area. As much as I like it, I don't think it's the best series for it's genre. When you can get Crest of the Stars, it's Banner of the Stars sequels, Planetes or Nadesico for less than $50 at most stores in my area, I can't say I recommend it often to friends.
I'm not sure if Amazon.ca has VOD, but I'm going to check into it.
yeah, a wee bit expensive.

just for reference, here's the link for the VOD

now that i have a bd player that supports amazon vod, this kicks ass.
7026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2: Ego Draconis/ Flames of Vengeance add-on/ Dragon Knight Saga info! on: December 05, 2010, 05:01:34 PM
another game to go on the backlog wishlist.  i have played good chunks of the 360 version even though it looks pretty ugly at times.  the crawls are good fun.
7027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/03/10 on: December 05, 2010, 04:49:03 PM
i played a bunch of Overtime! yesterday, followed up by Sick Child Tycoon and today, it's the more of that with the new Sibling Expansion. 

if i do get a chance to play on the old console or the pc, it will either be one of the random puzzle games i now have from the steam sale or more ACB.
7028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ms. Splosion Man announced on: December 05, 2010, 04:44:13 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 05, 2010, 01:33:11 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 04, 2010, 11:22:46 PM

Quote from: KC on December 04, 2010, 10:42:33 PM

Wonder if she will have a red bow on her head like Ms Pacman.  Made from fireproof fabric of course.

Yellow, according to the picture and video:






are you all wondering what those guys behind the glass are 'actually' staring at? Tongue

well, she is smokin'.
7029  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Steam Gift Packs, Post Your Extras Here on: December 05, 2010, 04:41:09 PM

Quote from: godhugh on December 05, 2010, 04:37:02 PM

Game received and donation sent. Thanks! smile

and game sent.  you too gryndyl.
7030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Prototype on it's way? on: December 05, 2010, 08:17:58 AM
i also never finished it due to the stupid aircraft carrier fight.  fast boss + super block + overpowered attacks was bad enough to start with.  add in a timed fight and you get ragequit. 

i suppose now that i am ps3-less i have to at least give it a look now.  (i much more preferred infamous over prototype).

7031  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Steam Gift Packs, Post Your Extras Here on: December 05, 2010, 05:30:31 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on December 05, 2010, 05:20:14 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on December 04, 2010, 02:52:40 PM

You know what? I'll take a copy of Freedom Force. I haven't played it in a really long time.

Nuuuclear Wiiinter... tuuuurn your land tooooo snoooooowwww...

Oh, Steam name. Heh. It's Eel Snave.

Odd.  Steam tells me it doesn't recognize that user name.  Help?

i think this is him...
7032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bank gave my Mom counterfit money on: December 05, 2010, 05:25:53 AM
it's hard to side with the bank when it's fighting elderly, so i would go to the media if you get the run-around.  i hate to go that route, but as the bank has very little to trust you on, they upper management will be hesitant to believe you without some form of proof.  even with a good video of her and knowing who the teller was, they will be suspicious of her story, and yours too for that matter.  tbh, they have no reason to trust you vs anyone else who would claim the same thing as i wouldn't put it past a shady person to involve family in such a way.  that doesn't give them the instant out though, and it might be better for their image to take the fake and just play nice.  now, if they have had more than one incident involving the same teller, they will be more likely to believe her and will treat this as an internal problem.

one thing that shouldn't trouble you is the receipt though.  if she knows about when she went, they will have the record of that transaction and who handled it. 

good luck and don't give up.
7033  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Steam Gift Packs, Post Your Extras Here on: December 05, 2010, 05:02:42 AM

Quote from: Gryndyl on December 04, 2010, 05:00:33 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 04, 2010, 05:14:44 AM

i have three copies of L4D2 to offer up, but i would like to do something a little different.  i would like to ask for a small donation to childs play if you would like a copy. 

I'll take you up on that. I've not gotten to play any of the L4D games. And I do a child's play donation every year, so that part's easy biggrin

Steam name is Gryndyl

and friendededd
7034  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Steam Gift Packs, Post Your Extras Here on: December 05, 2010, 05:01:51 AM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on December 05, 2010, 04:36:47 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 05, 2010, 03:24:25 AM

Quote from: Gryndyl on December 04, 2010, 05:00:33 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 04, 2010, 05:14:44 AM

i have three copies of L4D2 to offer up, but i would like to do something a little different.  i would like to ask for a small donation to childs play if you would like a copy.  

I'll take you up on that. I've not gotten to play any of the L4D games. And I do a child's play donation every year, so that part's easy biggrin

Steam name is Gryndyl

sorry, gryn, Vinda-Lou pm'ed me about an hour and a half before you did.  

thanks all.  could you three send me a friend request or pm me your steam email address?  my link

Child's play can be donated to via the main page.  it's the charity started up by the penny arcade guys and is basically the biggest gamer based charity around.  

-edit.  nvm.  friended two of the three.

gryndyl, if VL changes his mind or hasn't replied in a couple of days, it's yours.  also, should my intended xmas recipients already have this, i will have 1 or 2 more to offer up.  cheers

PM sent.  I am deferring to gryndyl.  Who am I kidding... I have no time for yet another game!

as i said via pm, you rock VL.   dude
7035  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Steam Gift Packs, Post Your Extras Here on: December 05, 2010, 05:01:22 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 05, 2010, 03:35:29 AM

Quote from: godhugh on December 04, 2010, 03:11:17 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 04, 2010, 05:14:44 AM

i have three copies of L4D2 to offer up, but i would like to do something a little different.  i would like to ask for a small donation to childs play if you would like a copy.

I'll take you up on that offer. Steam name is godhugh and I'll make a donation post-haste. Great idea!

friend req sent.

and game sent too.
7036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 05, 2010, 04:23:16 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on December 05, 2010, 01:22:44 AM




Open the blast doors!
7037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Greed on: December 05, 2010, 03:51:05 AM
ii saw you playing it.  going on the wishlist in case of future xmas sale.  looks like a modernized shadowgrounds.   thumbsup
7038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization IV: The Complete Edition on: December 05, 2010, 03:48:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 04, 2010, 09:15:13 AM

funny, as much as i played the game, i never actually listened to the whole theme song.  great piece of music and well deserving of such a timely award.
7039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick question about Half-Life 2 Episode 3... on: December 05, 2010, 03:47:05 AM

Quote from: theohall on December 05, 2010, 02:43:49 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 05, 2010, 02:35:36 AM

wait, ep3 is out?

No.  It is not out, yet.  And they are still aren't any rumours on an actual release date other than "not in 2010."

well that's certainly helpful.  a lot of things are slated to happen "not in 2010", like DNF, crysis 2 and the apocalypse, with any luck, episode 3 will beat that event by a good 6 months or so.
7040  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Steam Gift Packs, Post Your Extras Here on: December 05, 2010, 03:36:42 AM

Quote from: Scraper on December 04, 2010, 12:52:18 PM

Also my Steam account name is Scrapella

you sure it isn't scaper?  friend request sent.
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