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7081  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: October 08, 2008, 11:52:41 PM
+1 to JSL for ds card.
7082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - Play. Create. Share. Now in (somewhat private) beta! on: October 08, 2008, 11:25:10 PM
i would love to try this but by the time i get home, the codes will be gone, most likely.  could anyone with an extra pm me a code?
7083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/6) on: October 08, 2008, 11:22:11 PM
ah, so it's crap then?  it can go into the pile of xbla games with wing commander and bsg.

thanks for the note.  i hadn't even noticed it was "assault" instead of "assassins".  how would a stealth assault even work anyways slywink
7084  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google: Protecting you from emailing while drunk on: October 08, 2008, 11:15:44 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on October 08, 2008, 08:18:14 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 08, 2008, 05:31:25 PM

Personally, I think Google needs to push this into other services, like texting and such.




you thought this was a joke.  well, guess what, it's actually happening now.  if this stops one youtube boob from posting crappy comments after hearing (and having friends/coworkers hearing) their post, then it's all worth it.

bonus points to xkcd for influencing the web.
7085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/6) on: October 08, 2008, 08:19:53 PM
tenchu?  i didn't realize that ever got ported to the xbox.  odd. 

i grabbed castle crashers yesterday and had a blast with it last night.  great little simple game with an awesome art style. 

fable2, far cry 2, fallout 3 will probably be the list of definites.  i will be trying to rent saints row 2 though.
7086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's October 2008: What's your GOTY so far? on: October 08, 2008, 08:16:15 PM
ytd, it has to be GTA IV for me.  best experience all around and bonus points for nailing the environment and immersion.  sure the mandate to hang out all the time became annoying, but no other game so far has been as much fun as long as it did.

runner up would be force unleashed, beating out mercs 2.  went in with diminished expectations and was very surprised by everything.  only negative is that limiting the DMM system within the levels stuck out like a sore thumb.  that one can be destroyed, this one can't?

sadly, nothing i played really impressed me on the portables, but that's more to my shift away from them and not buying nearly as many games as i used to. 
7087  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The past (somewhat rambling) on: October 08, 2008, 05:22:26 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 08, 2008, 05:14:19 PM

Quote from: Moliere on October 08, 2008, 01:56:19 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 08, 2008, 06:51:24 AM

or is it just drunken nostalgia?

 thumbsup

Midlife crisis would have you buying a Harley to match your assless black leather chaps.

Calling them "assless" is redundant.  Chaps are inherently "assless", hence no need to label them as such. 
Fabulous

you know this from personal experience or just what they tell you at gimp school?  irregardless, i wouldn't want to give ceekay any ideas about his wardrobe.  we don't need a gt version of the ass banjo.
7088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 08, 2008, 05:19:24 PM
the guide looks pretty nice and if the tax/shipping aren't too extravagant, i'll probably grab it from amazon.  that's a lot of reading. 

thanks for posting the joystiq link.  i don't frequent there during the day so it's nice to see the ads.  please tell the marketing people to make them into wallpaper. 
7089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 07, 2008, 08:24:42 PM
any place to see these ads on line? 

better yet, get a shot of them in the wild.  bonus points for concerned looking businessmen.
7090  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So... what do you think about the stock market today? on: October 07, 2008, 07:28:38 PM
sadly, the irony here is that we don't even know if the bailout will have any appreciable effect right now anyways.  the global economy is in such a whirlwind that 700B could end up being a small speck of smeared guts next to the larger carcass of our economy on the bumper of the next depression bus. 

it certainly didn't make any noticeable positive changes for the average man on the street. 
7091  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So... what do you think about the stock market today? on: October 07, 2008, 05:55:56 PM
now we are going to buy short term debt.  i am sure it will help out the 4th quarters of many retailers who are relying on loans to stock up.  

the market rebounded for a bit, but it's back down again.  currently 9,680.40   -275.10   (-2.76%)

up next, BoA.  earnings expected to be down.  their stock price has dropped by almost 20%.  not degraded yet, but it's on the horizon.
7092  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain Campaign Official: Obama to Give Tax Breaks to NAMBLA Members on: October 07, 2008, 05:39:36 PM
if this guy officially in charge of anything more critical than holding john mc cain's toilet paper, then they have well and truly F'ed themselves by hiring him. 

does he not know how fast the internet tubes are these days? 
7093  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gone. on: October 07, 2008, 05:29:18 PM
thanks everyone.  i have really tried to keep busy the last two weeks and be the strong one for my mother.  unfortunately, that side of the family drifted apart some years back after my great-grandmother passed, and while we keep in contact with a number of people, it's not like the old days where everyone lived within an hours drive.  we are in the middle of a big clean up to help her transition from a caregiver to independence.  tbh, that's where the games i have for sale came from.  he was playing pc games since the c64 days and still has one in the basement. 

i am torn at this point as work + family leave me with little extra time and i am not in a position to take time off.  they complained enough as it is for the two days i took off immediately following his death.  if he had died on a monday, i wouldn't have been able to help out as much as i did.   one more reason to bail on this joint when i can find an alternative. 

in any case, i am doing as well as can be expected right now, and as long as nobody at work gives me too much stress, i should be able to refrain from breaking their neck.  slywink

7094  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gone. on: October 06, 2008, 11:20:15 PM
as i surreptitiously posted in lidrgn's thread, my stepfather was in failing health the last few years and had recently degraded the last two months due to COPD.  partially from smoking, but primarily done in by an incident a few years ago which led to stomach acid being inhaled during his sleep.  that did more damage then the smoking and reduced his lung capacity to less than a third total.  well, he passed on about a week and a half ago, the same day as paul newman did, in fact.  he wanted to go home to die and be among his family before he did.  about 20 minutes after saying goodbye to his sister, he went to sleep and slipped away. 

i haven't mentioned it as i really haven't stopped long enough to feel anything about it.  that's partly why i have posted in other places as it let my mind segment a little.  reading rickfc's post brought this to the surface, so here it is. 

he was 59.  RIP Mr Magoo (his net name from ghost recon and every fps, racing, and every other online site he visited)
7095  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Long Absence on: October 06, 2008, 11:06:17 PM
i am sorry for your loss rick.  i know that hanging around here and shooting the news with whatever random topic i chanced upon has helped me, so i know it will help you to be around people here, in as much as that applies to internet forum posters.  hell, i haven't even posted my own version of this topic as i really didn't know what to say.  it seems easier this way and i hope you don't mind the slight derail as i did earlier. 

he had a long life and looked like a happy person to be around.  we can only hope for so much in life and he looks like he had a good one. 
7096  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [10/11/08] Arizona Welcome Home Party for our Favorite One-Eyed Asian Pirate... on: October 06, 2008, 10:58:05 PM
considering that i will be driving home at that time, i will ablige and be the designated non-drinker at the party (in spirit)
7097  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 06, 2008, 10:48:22 PM
official fake cover
7098  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 10/7 - the early edition on: October 06, 2008, 07:22:40 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 06, 2008, 06:34:51 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 06, 2008, 03:30:24 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 06, 2008, 02:26:50 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 06, 2008, 04:47:51 AM

New Blu-Ray releases:

Sleeping Beauty: Platinum Edition (3-disc)
With how much new BR releases tend to be ($25 range give or take, for a single disc), that's gotta be one expensive release.
$24 on amazon, if I'm looking at the right thing. 2 disc blu-ray plus the DVD

Wow. I'm impressed. I just might have to grab it then at that price.

i would too, but i already have the dvd for the daughter (3 y/oas of wednesday?!)
7099  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Palin opens mouth, useless comes out. on: October 06, 2008, 06:50:24 PM
the republican party needs to put a muzzle on her stat or she'll completely F everything up for them. 

the dems need to resolve this from their side and then take the high road. 

what a depressing year it is turning in to.
7100  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So... what do you think about the stock market today? on: October 06, 2008, 06:30:43 PM
damn.  i pulled up a ticker when i opened this page and it dropped over 60 points by the time i posted this.
 
9,599.63   -725.75   (-7.03%)

and back up, slightly
9,610.70   -714.68   (-6.92%)

that bailout really helped didn't it :rolls eyes

any expectations for end of week?  should we gamble our pennies on this?
7101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: October 06, 2008, 06:16:46 PM
played in bits and made it to the space stage last week with a wholly belligerent race of dog-mouthed dragons who fly around in their viper VII trying to scrape together an existence next to a hippy race of bears and a grade A asshole race of something my dog pooped out.  why are they pissed at me?  i guess i ignored their requests for a handout one too many times and they really needed the money to fund a nigerian church or something.  both races seem to have a never ending supply of planetary semen as their colonies dot every system within three jumps reach from my home system. 

i have a weed trade with the hippies as i thought it would bring in the dope money, but all it does is make it possible for me to get a "really good deal" to buy it from them for all of the money i have.  turns out, the hippies are really pyramid schemers with an amway franchise.  they make the 419'er race look like amateurs.  they don't pack much into their ships however.  the one ally ship i could take with me blows up as soon as the enemy radar tracks it.

i hadn't saved in a bit, and after an hour or so, the A-holes declared war on me and proceeded to take 2 of my 4 colonies as i hadn't been able to get from one colony to the next and kill 8 heavily armed and health regenerating enemies with my pee shooter and complimentary missile gift (next best weapon costs almost as much as the hippie's cheapest bid price)  while they swarmed my one city and gave it a heavy kick to the groin.  after i finally respawned after getting shivved myself, i found that they had set up shop in my old city and were using my people to fly the grapes into what passed for their mouth.  oh yeah, and my more established colony was also gone too.  hoo-freaking-ray for me.  i went back with a vengeance and kicked them off my planet and found i couldn't make the other city surrender, so i had to raze it.  i got 14k from that and needed to spend 97k to restart my own colony.  that 97k is from the hippy race, not my own, btw.  they can help me seed the universe cheaper than i can.  am i missing something, or is the game now favoring another race to win? 

after losing half of my systems with no way to repopulate them and an enemy race who then attacked both my two colonies at the same time, i quit spore. 

maybe this whole limited install deal aint so bad after all.
7102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/6) on: October 06, 2008, 05:39:28 PM
yup.  out of 18, i am day one with 4, highly likely to get 5 others

out of 9, only two are not sequels. 

thankfully, nothing this week. 
7103  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: BIA: HH for 360 - 39.90. 48hr madness. on: October 03, 2008, 10:10:56 PM

Quote from: mikeg on October 03, 2008, 10:07:10 PM

I saw that price yesterday but I cannot get myself to spend more than $30 for it.  Close but no cigar.

pretty much the same except i would probably shelve it until some time next year for this years big games, so i might as well wait and spend the $ elsewhere.
7104  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: October 03, 2008, 08:44:53 PM
+1 to frost for fast payment
7105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here's a picture of bacon taped to a cat. on: October 03, 2008, 07:30:41 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 03, 2008, 07:21:27 PM

Quote
sadly, i have neither a cat nor a dog.  i do have a 3 y/o and a 7 month old though....

The 3 year old would think it was funny, and we can't have the tapee fully cognizant of the amusement factor. The 7-month old would definitely work though. A baby with something like a Fig Newton taped to its head could provide some entertainment.

it would work.  he always seems to have some item of food stuck in his hair.  he'd probably get a kick out of it.

recently, he's had a number of things on his head, many in fact placed by the 3 y/o:

his pants, sometimes with his head stuck in them
a metal mixing bowl
books
any concave shaped toys
backpacks, with or without books, crayons, stuffed animals, etc.
his food bowl
her food bowl
diapers (clean, thank god)
7106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here's a picture of bacon taped to a cat. on: October 03, 2008, 07:24:36 PM

Quote from: mytocles on October 03, 2008, 07:06:46 PM


And, Caine, I'm old enough to remember when "regular" tape, ie not duct tape, was called Cellophane Tape. I'm sure that's what Metal is referring to.  But with that avatar of his, mmmm, mebbe not!  Unless, of course, you already knew what he meant, then uh, nvm! icon_lol
 

i don't think it's been called that around here for some time, but FotC brought the term back for me at least.  
7107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here's a picture of bacon taped to a cat. on: October 03, 2008, 06:13:23 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 03, 2008, 06:04:48 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 03, 2008, 06:01:25 PM

I think we should hold a contest to see who can top this picture utilizing tape, an object, and their own cat.

okay...who has a dog AND a cat..that would frikkin' great!!!(prolly only a small dog would work,and try and 'wrap' the sellotape around the both of them)

sadly, i have neither a cat nor a dog.  i do have a 3 y/o and a 7 month old though....

and what's this "sellotape" stuff you keep talking about?  slywink
7108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 2 LE gets the nerf bat on: October 03, 2008, 05:36:01 PM
i held the order open for a couple of days thinking that amazon would change the price down to match the same deal they had before, but nothing has happened other than them adjusting the full price down.  sorry amazon, but 6 dollar shipping plus tax puts your 3 dollar "sale" into the red. 
7109  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / BIA: HH for 360 - 39.90. 48hr madness. on: October 02, 2008, 11:27:51 PM
get it quick.  good for another 128hrs.  not sure how they figure the 48hr deal, but whatever.  they also have frontline for the 360 for 19.90.

if you want it, get it now as they often run out of the big deal games.

also this time are a bunch of gaming mice and some at real discounts.  one sandio retails for $80 is down to $10.  one review makes it sound pretty good, so i might grab this as a good backup to my wireless ms laser
7110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] War World Demo Impressions - Hands down the Worst Ever on: October 02, 2008, 09:02:02 PM
is this the same as the pc game from years back?  i remember that kobra really bought into the whole thing and tried to get people to buy into it.  the demo for that one was almost as bad.  the biggest problem i had was it didn't seem like a real game, just one of those small time korean developed online games trying to capture any part of the starcraft market.  pretty unpolished and much too twitchy.  i don't think i played more than 2 rounds before i deleted that one.
7111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destroy All Humans!: Path of the Furon on: October 02, 2008, 08:58:47 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on October 02, 2008, 07:46:01 PM

Rise from the dead - thread.

I love these games.  But this just clinches the day 1 purchase for me:

The Crypto Bobblehead with pre-orders from Gamestop!!!  Game comes out around Thanksgiving/early December.





i need to find some good previews before i go in on this one.  if it's just MotS, i may sit this one out.
7112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Press Conference (DSi, Mario & Luigi 3) on: October 02, 2008, 07:43:01 PM
i would assume that this new version has some built in preventions against hacking.  not that it matters, as it basically only adds a small camera on top of a homebrewed ds.  big yawn. 

this should have had vc capability in it.  that would have been a difference.  did they add a built in net browser or do you still need to fork over $ for the hard to find opera card?
7113  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: October 02, 2008, 07:34:48 PM
+1 to Kratz, Kestrel and Ridah for fast payment by all.
7114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Max Payne 3 on: October 01, 2008, 11:42:23 PM
well, the atmosphere in the warriors was pretty well done, imo.  very drab and depressing, and it really made the slums feel like the slums and not just a color scheme applied to a pretty place.  plus, it had some interesting mechanics to H2H fighting.  never really made it far enough to see if guns were involved, but i don't recall anything about them being in game, which makes a gun-centric max payne a bit of an odd choice for dev/game. 
7115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man BD issues? on: October 01, 2008, 10:28:18 PM
great, even ps3 movies need an "install" to work  finger

hopefully this gets the studios to realize this before the next big bd live release hits the shelf or it's going to end up making people believe it's a problem with blu ray. 

that first comment is tongue in cheek if you didn't catch it.
7116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: October 01, 2008, 10:21:48 PM
very accurate.  light on the funny, but it perfectly captures the frustrations many people had with the game.  even though i enjoyed it, i really wish they had worked on a number of things, all of which he mentions. 

boy, that last line is scathing though.  i got a feeling this one really pissed him off rather than just annoyed him.
7117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 2 LE gets the nerf bat on: October 01, 2008, 09:32:18 PM
thanks for the update.  wow, that's pretty disappointing. 
7118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man BD issues? on: October 01, 2008, 03:38:11 AM
expect any trouble returning this if it's unplayable?  i expect the worst from best buy's worst clerks.
7119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / so long C&C Tiberium :( on: October 01, 2008, 03:15:58 AM
despite having a well established reputation for releasing less-than-stellar games, EA has canned the promising fps for quality issues.  nuts to us i guess.

linky for the adventurous

Code:
"The game was not on track to meet the high quality standards set by the team and by the EA Games Label. A lower-quality game is not in the best interest of the consumers and would not succeed in this market."

much of the team is gone as well.  too bad, it could have been good.
7120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AFI Top 100 Movie Challenge on: September 30, 2008, 09:39:23 PM
interesting that many of the films i saw in a film appreciation class in college are not on the list.  most of the big ones were though (citizen kane, for instance) 

35 total though, so i need to catch up on some of the noticeable entries.
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