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7081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Godfather II on: February 04, 2009, 06:48:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 04, 2009, 04:58:58 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 04, 2009, 04:40:55 PM

Hopefully with a bettery party system and clan support.

stealing from Dubayah's dictionary again?  Tongue


and ok, so april isn't as bad as 2010.  we can reduce the rant level to +1.

now, as long as they don't sack the team as soon as they finish the game, we can look forward to a godfather 3 game.
7082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 to be revealed in March on: February 04, 2009, 05:29:52 AM
i was afraid of checking this thread after the godfather 2 date got pushed back, and i was right.

+2 to your standard 'fuck ea' rant.   damnit. 
7083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Godfather II on: February 04, 2009, 05:27:55 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 04, 2009, 01:36:49 AM

and it's been delayed until EA's fiscal 2010.


+ your standard 'fuck ea' rant.  shit, this sucks.  looks like killzone 2 is the big one this month for me.   shit, man, wasn't this already pretty much done?
7084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So...Killzone 2? on: February 04, 2009, 05:25:51 AM
ign review is pretty good and now i'm in.  sounds fun and now that i know sacred 2 is getting bumped back to late march, this will fill the gap nicely.  too bad they go and get reviews out and then make everybody wait for the full game when it sounds like it's ready to go, but i can handle a small wait.

i am so glad that the ai is getting well reviewed.  infinity ward should pay attention to this when they make their next game.  smarter ai > tougher dumb-bots. 
7085  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FT/FS - PC/DS/DVD Sets || LF - PC: KotOR 2, NWN1/2, Jade Empire on: February 03, 2009, 08:00:44 PM
i have nwn 2, vanilla flavored cd version.  barely played, so everything is still in great shape.  not really looking for any trades atm, so lmk if you want it and at what price you have in mind.  
7086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best System Library? on: February 03, 2009, 05:34:55 AM
ps2.  where you can have all the japanese brand of craziness we missed on the previous generations and many great western/european games a well.  my ps2 library still dwarfs my current gen libraries combined. 

pc - 486 era.  lucasarts scumm classics and heyday of star wars sims, origin's golden years, tex murphy, xcom, doom, mechwarrior 2 (yes, it started the pentium craze, but it still played on my 486 33mhz).  saddest day i have had was when i realized that all of my games from this era where swiped during a break-in at the storage lot.
7087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: February 03, 2009, 05:23:56 AM
i am looking forward to this one even more knowing they have the animated series cast on board.  when you consider how much a good voice actor is, think of this:  when i re-read 'the long halloween' (great graphic novel btw, and you can see inspiration for scenes in TDK), i always heard batman's voice as the animated series, and it has been years since i last saw an episode.
7088  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman w/8 babies..already had 6.... on: February 02, 2009, 07:54:48 AM
the grandpa is going back home to iraq to work, and the grandmother has already announced her displeasure.  something said about "when you get home from the hospital, i won't be here."  sounds like she might be a bit fed up with her pregnancy addicted lazy ass daughter.

the state should step in, and do the right thing by these kids.

take the kids away and adopt them out.  less strain and it gives sterile couples a chance for raising a kid.

now, can we all just sack all of those cable shows about multiple kid households?  john and the bitch plus 8 and that other one with 10.  we don't need them, and we certainly don't want other people getting fert treatments just so they can be on tv.  stupid society with it's 15 minutes of fame at all costs mentality. 
7089  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL] Obituary on: February 02, 2009, 07:48:00 AM
letting it slip through their fingers could apply to the 3rd and 6 play they let get past them. 
7090  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl Commercials on: February 02, 2009, 07:46:04 AM
koala punch and hammer selling his gold items were pretty good.  

the trailer for transformers 2 really looks like mots though.  action scenes shot so fast you don't know what you are looking at.  
7091  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Super Bowl Commercials on: February 01, 2009, 11:41:59 PM
ok, the jason statham one wasn't too bad. 
7092  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl XLIII on: February 01, 2009, 11:39:50 PM
if the opening drive is any indication, this is going to be a rout. 

challenge called?  best of luck to you there az.

and az gets it.  interesting.
7093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1st sign of darkness UPDATE! back in time for GTAIV! on: February 01, 2009, 11:13:46 PM
and # 2 is dead, itself less than 10 months after i got it back.  it was showing signs and ringed out 4 times over the last week, but it always managed to revive itself.  this afternoon, nothing.  sadly, the support site is offline, which means you have a longer pita to slog through when you call them up.  major hassle and explaining to level 1 support always annoys me.  and it's always a treat having to repeat what you typed into the phone (why doesn't any system where you punch in a long sequence of numbers actually forward those to the tech?!). 

so, i'm now waiting 3-5 days for the box.  sadly, this means i won't get to play godfather 2 when it comes out, but at least i will have a newer one back in time for sacred 2.  hopefully one with a more recent build date.

7094  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GoGamer shooter madness on: February 01, 2009, 03:22:45 AM
note that they also have a few console games in the mix on sale too.

turning point for either is 9.90
bia: hh is 15 for the 360 and
jericho is 15 for the ps3
7095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] The Maw on: February 01, 2009, 03:19:15 AM

Quote from: Chaz on January 24, 2009, 10:03:31 PM

I played the demo today, and bought the game as soon as I got to the end.  Wound up finishing it in a single sitting.  I think it took me 2.5, maybe three hours.  Definitely short.  Still, the whole thing is incredibly endearing, and I really liked it.  The gameplay is fairly simple, some light platforming and puzzle solving.  Graphics and production values were very impressive for an XBLA game, which I guess is what they were going for. 

It was worth the money to me to support an indie developer putting out a quality project, but due to the short length, it's not a guaranteed recommendation.  I wound up with about half the achievements, and I'll probably go back to unlock the rest, which will likely double my total playtime, but if you're not interested in the achievements, ten bucks might be a bit much for you.  I definitely appreciated the premium theme unlock.

same here.  left the last level for later, but it hasn't taken much time except for the 'mech' level.  only point of annoyance is movement speed.  i missed one creature on the mech level and there was no way i wanted to go back through everything just then.  too slow and finding the little yums is a little hard when they get stunned in a flower patch.  looking forward to getting the theme unlock.

between this and the fallout dlc, they make up the most expensive dollar per hour i have spent on a points card yet.  5-6 hours total for 1600 points.  oh well.  they are both high quality downloads. 
7096  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Weekend World at War - Friday night CoD:WaW on: January 31, 2009, 09:00:26 PM
cool.  look for me to hop back in tonight.  my game time is limited during the day to sp games, but night time is open this weekend.  hit me up if you see me online.
7097  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest V - less than a month away! on: January 31, 2009, 06:52:12 PM
time to push past the last boss fight in dqiv then.  i've made two attempts up to the boss, getting to his lair at one point, only to have a kid turn the game off, or bump the cart out.  i should have enough time to finish the 6th chapter too, if i don't get distracted.
7098  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Firefly's Capt. Mal's new show..Castle on: January 31, 2009, 06:37:06 PM
sadly, that set up also describes a few good shows, like monk and psych. 

at least the cable channels let a show run even if doesn't hit mega huge status in the first year. 
7099  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fannie Mae Contractor Indicted For Logic Bomb on: January 31, 2009, 06:34:38 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 30, 2009, 06:33:45 PM

5 days after the guy got fired and a few months before it was set to go off doesn't seem like 'last minute' to me  slywink

ah.  that's what i get for not rtfa :doh

7100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would it be legal to...? on: January 31, 2009, 06:20:14 PM
damn, that site sounds like it could be a real popular one these days. 

my last week at work, i could see the tension among the flock.  more people tailgating, cutting others off, and aggressive driving than usual.

i've snapped a few pictures in my time, but never thought to do anything with it.
7101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: January 31, 2009, 06:14:32 PM

Quote from: GGMark on January 31, 2009, 01:41:55 PM

i have liked the majority of this series from the start, but I have to admit that this season has been better than the last couple.

I hope they didnt blow part of the story showing us clips for next week.  Because WOW.

that was a great scene and a tense way to end the episode. 

yeah, that bit in the previews about one person definitely sucks.  i would have rather not seen any of that stuff.  knowing how the stand off ends is a let down. 

i am hoping the bad news is just a smoke screen though, and that's why i think they mentioned it

Spoiler for Hiden:
saul tigh, dying in an escape attempt.  possibly a radio message by the turncoats designed to rattle roslyn and company's cage?! 
7102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fannie Mae Contractor Indicted For Logic Bomb on: January 30, 2009, 05:57:39 PM
wow.  this is why you always confiscate company owned laptops and shut down access while the boss handles the HR side when firing of this kind of person.  damn near textbook example too. 

while the finding of the code is timely and extremely good luck, i find it pretty suspicious.  if it was so buried, then why was this other engineer even looking?  sounds more like this other guy was aware of it and decided to expose it at the last minute to assuage a guilty conscious.  the odds of stumbling on this code just sounds astronomical. 

btw, this just kicked off the pixies' "where is my mind?"  in my head.  fight club ending in a different form.
7103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just got laid. Off that is. on: January 29, 2009, 06:59:50 PM
good idea about CL.  i spent a few hours yesterday searching through monster, careerbuilder, dice and jobdango, and all i have to show for it is a bunch of auto-generated "thank you" messages and a huge increase in start-your-own insurance business offers from farmers.  grand. 

i am still getting phone calls from my old work about stuff they are breaking.
7104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your biggest gaming timesinks on: January 29, 2009, 01:14:10 AM
nothing so grand in this generation except fo3 and oblivion.  if they counted the hours i spent working through mods and researching how to increase the graphical beauty, i could easily add another 20 hours right there.  already at 48 hours in fo3 and i haven't beaten it yet.  

ff7 is the leader though, at 99 hours after getting almost everything finished.  

u7 through both parts took a considerable amount of time to finish.  

i have no idea how long it took me to finish everything possible in star control 2, but it was all worth it.  same with star flight 1.
7105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Day One - post apoc survival show from LOSt guy on: January 29, 2009, 12:31:18 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 28, 2009, 08:39:46 PM

you had me at 'post apoc'.  I hope it's not lame like that one show with what's his name in it whose name i can't forget that was cancelled reupped and recancelled.

jericho?  i caught one episode and it was more like a farm based soap opera without power.
7106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Back in the pool, you! Blood in the water, sharks on the prowl. on: January 29, 2009, 12:04:28 AM
so, last friday was my last day at work.  4 years of reliable support and i got a week's notice, 2 weeks severance plus my vacation, and medical coverage through feb.  yay!  the manager who decided to sack me and hand my duties to the other IT guy (a manager who also doubles as a department head) took 4 of those days to even say a word.  my manager is now expected to take over the day to day support when he hasn't done any of this in 7 years. 

in any case, i now need to look in this pitiful market for something that pays the bills.  every job offer i have found is getting hammered with requests.  i am registered in 4 different sites and have been asking all of my former business contacts and friends.  i am waiting for unemployment and hope my old work doesn't try to screw me around or anything.  no reason to, but if they expect 3-4 more layoffs will magically save the company, i would not be surprised if they contest granting benefits. 

any got a life preserver i can borrow?

7107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: January 28, 2009, 11:44:34 PM
i finished this up pretty quickly last night and i have to agree with dreamshadow on all accounts, right down to the last part of the sim portion. 

i also enjoyed the fight up to the sim portion as you need to help (or not, if you want) the initial contact make it to base.  my biggest complaint in that portion was accidentally tagging him with a round, which forced me to restart the section twice. 

the first half of the sim is pretty cool as it puts you back into a newbie's boots and forces you to take it slower than a high level character needs to worry about.  it isn't too hard though as the enemy ai is prone to looking the other way while on patrol, letting you knife them in the back if you choose.  it picks up pretty quickly though and you will be running and gunning with a full range of weapons, including the gauss (which is a damn fine distance weapon).

the squad section is decent, but i am torn as to how effective they are.  the first half of the mission, i lost a man without even seeing him die.  the snipers took down the rest of the squad later, leaving all of them for me and benji.  overall, the level and environments are pretty cool, nevermind that the doctor keeps her patients in an open door tent in their skivvies without so much a heater or blanket in sight.  hehe.  both parts of this section are fun and give you so options, however they limit your weapon choices down to a set gear, so i can imagine it would be much harder if you went as a sniper or heavy.  (you can improve your loadout with a speech challenge though.)

for some reason, they don't let you take your squad into the last part, which is pretty dumb, imo.  also, you don't really have much control over the squad.  i really wish they had added some form of brother in arms style management at least, as they stand, they all run around and there's no strategy in who you take with you.  i would say not to take more than one missile guy though.  they tend to hurt friendlies as well as enemies.

overall, i enjoyed it, even the wth?! ish ending you get post sim.  it makes sense though, and you can get an explanation for why. 

best touch?  (watching a squad posing for a photo, which is immediately recognizable for anyone who has thoroughly explored.)  love the loot too.
Spoiler for Hiden:
one thing that i noticed though, is after getting the suit, i was able to equip any other power suit without training, not complaining, but it means anyone able to survive to the starting point can get a big twinking early on.
7108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Pickle on: January 27, 2009, 07:55:08 PM

Quote from: Darren8r on January 27, 2009, 07:34:41 PM

didn't just keep them in the box and buy 12 great games, keep them seal and then say "Hey Darren8r is going to want all this someday when I put it on eBay." Of course they are die hard gamers who probably played the living crap out of their consoles.

funny you mention that, because while i didn't buy 12 games just to sit on them, i didn't get a ton of play out of the n64 i bought.  i was a heavy ps1 player and never really had the money, time, or inclination to get one until perfect dark.  i had so much fun with friends playing goldeneye that i was very interested in it, enough so that i preordered the game before i had the console.  i only really picked it up for that game and a few others, so my collection is small compared to most people, but the system has been in the closet for years and kept in good shape.  

iirc, i picked up
star wars ep 1: pod racer - damn, this should have been good enough for a sequel.
perfect dark
conker's bad fur day.
a space action adventure game from rare who's name escapes me atm.
possibly pilotwings as well, but i'm not 100%

while i would say a wii is a great way to get into the next gen and get n64 games, it's still a little hard to find, the current gen library is hit or miss, and it will cost a lot more in the long run.  most vc games are somewhat more expensive than the cart price, but you get the benefit of having it play without worry of hardware failure in either the cart of the system.

vc games from 6 different systems, plus a category of dlc.
(nes, snes, genesis, n64, tg16, wii ware) plus gc games
new hardware, no fear of old parts breaking
able to play current gen games.
fairly cheap gc games, assuming you can find the ones you want.

cost (250 - Wii, 20 - classic controller, ~20 for gc controller) + price per downloadable game is higher than you could pay for the cartridge.
no way to hook up n64 controller, so some games are harder to play.
vc games are not all inclusive, so getting every game can be just as difficult as finding a good cart.
7109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: January 27, 2009, 07:36:37 PM
good, now if my 360 doesn't rrod me again, i should be fine to play this tonight.

it has been rrod'ing when i shut it down.  twice on boot up, twice on shut down.  last night, i played for 3 hours or so without a problem and didn't notice the rings until my wife pointed it out.  this morning, it came up just fine, then ringed out when i shut it down a minute later.  keeping my fingers crossed that it will work enough to play through the dlc.

this one didn't last even as long as my first one.  less than 11 months on number 1, less than 10 months now.  bloody hell.
7110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost returns next week! on: January 26, 2009, 08:38:29 PM
i'm fully expecting someone to go in after the fact and piece together all of the seasons in a memento style edit, complete with all of the time hopping pieced together.  i loved the cameo's in this one, and the question regarding hurley's moments.  are they proof that he's really gone crazy, are they an occurrence of things he subconsciously figured out coming back to him via visits, or are they really a visit from the dead? 

can't wait til next week. 
7111  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Clinton had balls.... on: January 26, 2009, 08:29:22 PM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on January 26, 2009, 08:28:28 PM

If you elect me president I promise to only have 2.

thank you.  just imagine the smell if you had 14  eek
7112  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: ATI X1950 Pro on: January 26, 2009, 08:27:02 PM
unless i am mistaken (very possible) the 195x series was all pci-e.  my 1900xt is, that's certain.
7113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/26) on: January 26, 2009, 08:21:36 PM
fallout 3 dlc, and that's it. 
7114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] The Maw on: January 25, 2009, 06:22:19 PM
keflings also did the whole unlocking of gamerpics thing too, and i got a pretty good amount of fun out of that one. 

now, i just need to find me some cheap points cards. 
7115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Serious flightsimming: f4: af and il-2 on: January 23, 2009, 12:00:27 AM
i haven't sent this to admins yet, but one of my buddies at work also worked for MS' flight sim group.  that part of the games division has been eliminated and the current project (FS 11) has been canceled. 

not sure if this has hit the news sites yet.
7116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Atlantis Season Finale on: January 19, 2009, 11:00:56 PM
i never got into it as near as everyone else did, but when ben got on the show, i couldn't distance myself from seeing chichton in a different uniform.
7117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost returns next week! on: January 19, 2009, 10:57:46 PM
damn, just reading your spoilers, rittchard, i am now excited again.  last season's shock moments really upped the ante.  i anticipate some interesting encounters with sayid and ben.  payback time, sucka!
7118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Outlander..a Chris roberts movie..ya the Wing Commander guy on: January 19, 2009, 10:52:48 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 18, 2009, 02:23:59 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on January 18, 2009, 12:52:34 AM

This movie is so bad, it makes the live action stuff from the Wing Commander 3 and 4 games look like high cinema. They could have shot a full movie with that cast (Mark Hamill, Ginger Lynn, Tom Wilson, etc.) and it would have been better than the "real" movie. Chris Roberts can rot in hell for ruining the WC franchise in his egomaniacal effort to become a hot shot movie producer.

What? Me bitter? Nah.

Agreed. That would've totally rocked.

And an eternal pox on the devs for making Hobbes turn traitor for absolutely no reason whatsoever in WC3. He actually HAD a reason to do so (if you got the 'movie reel box edition' you got the full script of the game, including what wasn't used), and it was never revealed in the game at all.

No, I'm not bitter at all. biggrin

interesting.  please tell me more.  hobbes' betrayal still ranks high as one of those "oh shit, he did what?" moments of gaming.  i remember when i saw that, i was so damn excited to talk about it to a friend who would be playing it after i lent him the discs. 
7119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 1/19: When video game movies go bad on: January 19, 2009, 10:32:29 PM
count me in as also morbidly curious.  the trailers looked good, so at least it has that much going for it.  still, a rental first.
7120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why do people make me want to hurt myself? on: January 19, 2009, 10:13:23 PM
deep fried land fish,  mmm, mmmm, good.

my first thought was that this was the other peta, aka people eating tasty animals. 
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