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7121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1925 Bugatti Brescia raised from lake after 73 years on: November 24, 2010, 05:01:50 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 24, 2010, 01:47:35 AM

Quote from: morlac on November 24, 2010, 01:24:48 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 23, 2010, 08:05:37 PM

Even if the chain hadn't rusted through, what good would the car have been even after a few months under water, much less a few years?

Well it's worth well over $100,000 now.

Really, for a bunch of rusted old metal?
now we finally have a gift for the rich idiot who has everything.
7122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seattle, Nov. 22 Storm on: November 24, 2010, 04:59:57 AM
3 hours for me to get from seattle to my stop, less than 25 miles away.  we passed a semi that jacknifed and blocked the entire north bound freeway, plus the 15-odd cars that piled up behind him.  i had the distinct dis-pleasure at telling the 4 people who were waiting to go back north at the transit center that their bus was likely going to be delayed much longer due to that backup.  

at least i got home 30 minutes after that with no accidents encountered.  i also rode home with my lead who after the second hour said there was no way in hell she was coming in today that i didn't need to bother either.  

bus seats hurt after a while btw and standing up isn't much better either.  (i traded places half way through with someone who had been standing.  amazingly, only 4 of us did so, despite the obvious weariness of those standing.  

it sucked, but at least i wasn't stuck in traffic in my car.  
7123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 23, 2010, 05:02:56 PM

Quote from: morlac on November 23, 2010, 04:58:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 23, 2010, 04:03:31 PM

Morlac, you're missing an / in your spoiler tag. 
Opps...fixed.  Though can we not just spoiler the whole thread and be done with the excessive clicking?  smile

that would be good.  just like the other tv threads.  don't read past the new episode date until you've seen it. 
7124  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive gives back. on: November 23, 2010, 05:01:37 PM
that's pretty cool.  i wonder how many people will go all in on an order in the hopes of getting it free.
7125  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Black Friday Week Deals are live! Keep it updated! on: November 23, 2010, 04:54:53 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 22, 2010, 08:21:55 AM

here's a 160gb PS3 bundle for $299.99 with 2 games included.  I remember seeing someone was looking for one.  Alternatively they've got some stand alone blu ray players on sale too.

thanks for that ceekay.  i haven't made up my mind which way to go with this yet.  i really wish i could find a decent stand alone that stood on its side.
7126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V (continuation of Oblivion?) on: November 23, 2010, 04:18:12 PM
Same here. One of the many bethesda games I have played over 40 hours and never finished.

I am a little bummed they didn't leave the old engine behind and that it's being described as a direc sequel.
7127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: F*ck Crohn's Disease. on: November 23, 2010, 04:11:47 PM
That's a very tough situation you've got there and you have my sympathy. If you need a place to talk, this one is better than any I've read.  I don't know how I would fare in your shoes. 

I wish you the best of luck in this, envy.  Take care of yourself and give your wife all the love you can. She needs you more than ever. 
7128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 23, 2010, 04:03:31 PM
Morlac, you're missing an / in your spoiler tag. 
7129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! on: November 23, 2010, 07:19:13 AM
yeah, that's the big problem with getting anything now that isn't already reduced.  the sale is coming and last year, it was huge.  anything you buy now may just go on a crazy sale then and you won't feel all great that you spent so much more on it.  i would check out the demo's, search out the freebies and get a good list of games which can be registered on steam.  imo, having the option to register a game i bought on d2d and use steam instead is a huge bonus and i have in fact forgotten i had bought a game because it wasn't in my steam catalog.

also, you can use it as a launcher for your non-steam games and clear up your start menu/desktop. 
7130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: TellTales's Mystery Game: Poker Night At The Inventory on: November 23, 2010, 05:07:05 AM
thanks for the reminder.  i just need to go back to telltale's site to get this.
7131  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBL & PSN Thanksgiving Deals on: November 23, 2010, 05:02:27 AM
not complaining about the sales, but i was really hoping for something different on the xbla sales.

also, it really blows that joe danger goes on sale now that i don't have a working ps3.   crybaby
7132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest disappointment / surprise game of the year? on: November 23, 2010, 04:08:41 AM
I am so glad I resisted the new game allure and returned FFXIII instead of opening it.  I would have gven a week but knowing how much time I would have played it, I would have stalled out before passing the "endless canyon" stage. 
7133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/22) on: November 22, 2010, 09:08:32 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 22, 2010, 07:34:38 AM

Quote from: jersoc on November 22, 2010, 06:11:23 AM

whatever steam has on sale Tongue

this, unless I already own everything they put on sale.  then there is whatever Amazon may have on sale console wise.

pretty much the same for me.  i do expect to get a copy of the RDR zombie disc from gamefly but there's no sign of that yet.  not a huge thing though.
7134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 22, 2010, 07:03:37 AM
That was pretty intense. I was all ready for them to go blasting in to get their man. I really hated the vatos and had them totally pegged.  When it was revealed what they were doing, I was shocked. I was so ready to see them die it sickened me.

Nevermind the ending. Even though I knew it was coming, it was still shocking. They are not pulling any punches.
7135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest disappointment / surprise game of the year? on: November 21, 2010, 10:41:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 21, 2010, 10:34:31 PM

biggest surprise for me this year?  Minecraft.  so simple yet so addictive.

i have held out this long without trying it (except for the alpha, where i wondered wtf was the lure) but as soon as notch announces the impending switch to beta, i'll probably jump in to lock in a lower price.  the potential looms for a long addiction once i do.
7136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My Blu-ray, er PS3 has broken. on: November 21, 2010, 10:39:01 PM
damn thing went and died the other day while playing a movie.  no warning, just powered off.  it doesn't give a ylod either, just a slight red light when you flick the back power switch. 

this thing has been vertical on a tv shelf about 5 feet off the ground since i got it and has very little dust in it anywhere (i give it a good clean periodically with compressed air) and has been primarily used as a BD/dvd player.  it barely had any dust in the HD casing either. 

it is a 60gb bc model and probably over 3 years old, so the odds of getting an exact replacement or getting it back from sony are questionable.  it would also cost more than a standalone player to repair it. 

that leaves me with a few options.  send it in and hope for the best, but get back a unit that could fail in another year.  say adios to the ps3 gaming scene, which i haven't played a game on since last year and sell the few games i have and also lose the only source to quickly replay any of the large stack of ps2 games i still own.  or pick up a new slim model, hopefully on a BF sale, but lose the BC, which tbh, i haven't touched a ps2 game in almost 2 years either. 

not really sure what my best option is here atm.  mostly, i am a little bummed it died with comparatively little use on it, almost from neglect. 
7137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What is your biggest disappointment / surprise game of the year? on: November 21, 2010, 10:29:22 PM
the year is almost over and with a couple of exceptions, all the big games are now out.  looking back at the games we were all hyped up about going into 2010, what games do you feel missed their mark and which ones were surprise hits?

for me, the biggest disappointments is a tie, for largely the same reason.  SW The Force Unleashed 2.  it had the potential to be such a great follow-up and instead it pales in comparison to the first in almost every way.  the level designs were fairly uninspired, combat devolved into mindless button smashing, boss battles were boring or went on too long and the game set up some potentially awesome moments and then left them on the cutting room floor.  top it off with a plot that asked questions but gave no answers and will likely stay that way and you have a game that you can only ask "why couldn't this have been better?"

the other would be crackdown 2.  it felt too much like an expansion pack and had very little innovation while stripping it of some of the things we loved in crackdown 1. 

candidates:  fable 3 for how it feels like a huge step back from #2 and front mission evolved, for taking a genre with serious potential and basically blowing it. 

as for the biggest surprise, it has to be dark void.  i had no hopes that it would be anything better than decent and was surprised at how fun it was flying the jetpack and being able to go from flight to hover to ground combat could change the way a fight played out.  it also had some great music.

candidate (only until i have played through) and surely the one for top spot for others:  AC Brotherhood.  that ubi took a game seen last year as cheap cash-in and made it one of the best games of the year in less than a year's time is surely a sign that they know what they are doing.  it expands on ac2 in real and useful ways and feels like a proper sequel on its own.  toss in a mp mode which we all doubted could work that actually comes off as the freshest mp experience since MW turned it into a rpg-like and you have a game which is a serious goty contender. 

so, what's yours?
7138  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection 10 CENTS! on: November 21, 2010, 09:55:56 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 21, 2010, 09:32:10 PM

I dont think i'll even pay a dime for this one. the other two were good.

it's not bad and tbh, even if it was a steam crazy sale for $5, i doubt i would even bother as i already have good rts games to play.  but for a dime, i am more than willing to give it a try.

played for an hour or so and it reminds me that i need to brush up on my hotkeys as it wasn't long before i was getting swarmed by the other team. 

the meta game is unusual and i wonder how deep it is.
7139  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection 10 CENTS! on: November 21, 2010, 05:54:20 PM
for those of you with the game, you may run into the step where it asks you for your cd key (on the back of the manual, the installer proudly says!).  here's where it is under GFW

you need to sign into your gfw, go to downloads, then click the cd icon, and there is a view key tab below it.

thank you CAG, no thank you GFW for not automating what steam does all the freaking time.

7140  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So. Full Body Scanners. on: November 21, 2010, 05:32:02 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on November 21, 2010, 08:17:31 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on November 21, 2010, 12:53:20 AM

Quote from: Zekester on November 20, 2010, 11:48:29 PM


I demand links proving this!  icon_wink

no, seriously....were those PS'd or what?

Here you go.

Note that they are not merely fakes, but 10-month-old fakes.

Hey, that's pretty neat.


Mr Fed uses LMGTFY   The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.
7141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2: Ego Draconis/ Flames of Vengeance add-on/ Dragon Knight Saga info! on: November 21, 2010, 05:27:13 PM
i found with another game a while back that the link in the library didn't have a manual, but the store page did.  it was odd and i thought it was the same problem greg had until stumbling on a forum post on steam which mentioned it.
7142  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection 10 CENTS! on: November 21, 2010, 08:55:49 AM
damn, that's crazy.  it was a perfect thing to spend the "extra" 10 points i had in my account. 
7143  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / GFW DotD 11/20 - Bioshock - $1.99 on: November 20, 2010, 10:20:06 PM
i wonder if this means they want to compete with Steam on fire sales too.


they also have BS2 for $10
7144  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Spend 2400 XBLA points, get 800 back on: November 20, 2010, 10:16:28 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 19, 2010, 04:57:29 PM

I neglected to read the fine print where it said the weekly deals were not eligible :/  So no points for me.

which is bad considering how many over at CAG were convinced the dotw were eligible, complete with some form of confirmation from xbox reps on twitter. 

all i know for certain was the RB transfers were not eligible.
7145  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Fallout New Vegas digital CE. 30 bucks @ D2D on: November 20, 2010, 10:14:44 PM
damn, that's an awesome price.
7146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds: The Temptation now Two Worlds 2 on: November 20, 2010, 06:09:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 20, 2010, 11:30:47 AM

first patch for TW2 is out on the main website:

    * fixed crash in singleplayer campaign during streaming of levels (CD icon) or during teleportation.
    * fixed one crash in multiplayer.
    * fixed quality of rendering ogg videos (when HD video option is off)
    * if game crashes while playing wmv videos then it is switched to ogg mode and next time ogg will be played.
    * fixed missing in shops magic cards: Air Life and Air Lightning.
    * fixed type of potion ingredients generated in village shops.
    * fixed endless invisibility spell error.
    * fixed wrong direction of camera in sniper mode in reversed vertical view.
    * fixed problem with changing bid by +/- keys in dice minigame on laptop keyboards.
    * fixed displaying wrong number of equipment parts in "destroy equipment" message box
    * added missing "Check for updates" option to settings.
    * some player reported long time of making savegames in full screen. It was possible caused by taking screen shot. Save screen shots can be turned off by console command: game.MakeSaveScreenShot 0 - it should be added to autosaveGame3.con file in Parameters subdirectory of save game.
    * one change was made which could fix problem with saving multiplayer characters / village. Now if sending data to server fails then game make two more attempts to send

reminds me of the early launch/patchwork done on TW1.  means the game should be pretty damn good when it hits the US. 
7147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: November 20, 2010, 05:58:45 PM
it also sounds a little like it did in saboteur.  you destroyed the nazi's infrastructure while inspiring the common man to fight.  while i think homefront isn't going the whole sandbox approach (which would be awesome btw) the basic premise is great for setting up a game
7148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 20, 2010, 05:08:33 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 19, 2010, 02:40:59 PM

Quote from: Caine 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

I think I'm going to be in for the long haul tonight, too.  The fall softball season has ended and the winter one doesn't start up until late January, so all of a sudden my Friday nights have cleared up for a bit. 

sorry i missed out on the fun.  let's just say my choice of lunch options went wrong.  I had a nice six pack all lined up too.  frown
7149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/19/10 on: November 20, 2010, 05:04:58 PM

not necessarily in that order.
7150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: AC: Brotherhood - impressions and full review! on: November 20, 2010, 05:02:37 PM
i still mostly die more than not but i had a great moment the other night playing the team game.  we were the targets and i spotted the enemy on the roof and was notified that he had seen me.  i joined a group chatting and hit the disguise before he came over the ledge, completely oblivious and turning to look out the door.  i left the group and walked up to him and stunned him and was about to circle back the way he came when one of his buddies jumped from the ramparts and landed on my back. 

i also got the achievement for losing two ore more pursuers by running past a gate and into a hay bail.  they didn't give me a chance to get out though and eventually found me hiding.  not sure it's a good thing that you get a "press X to assassinate" when you approach your target's hiding place though.  it's not like he could see me hiding.
7151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 20, 2010, 02:23:20 AM
are you kidding me? - morning news crew manages to miss a bridge collapse. 

7152  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Spend 2400 XBLA points, get 800 back on: November 19, 2010, 02:43:48 PM

Quote from: EddieA on November 19, 2010, 12:57:21 PM

I got mine a few days ago.
same here.
7153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 19, 2010, 07:18:26 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on November 19, 2010, 12:47:14 AM

Quote from: hispanicgamer on November 18, 2010, 11:02:47 PM

Those are awesome!

I especially like how each set of instructions calls for that double ended, bent allen wrench yet not a single one of them actually shows it being used.

love those.  were there more of them?
7154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Portal 2 on: November 19, 2010, 04:35:20 AM
yeah, i saw that.  bummer.
7155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]The Sorcerer's Apprentice on: November 19, 2010, 02:40:25 AM

Quote from: hepcat on November 18, 2010, 08:49:00 PM

I think I need to watch Raising Arizona and Wild at Heart again so I can try to remember why Cage still has a career in film.

reading about his role in RA makes me weep for his career.  I don't think he's been in a real good movie in years.  crybaby
7156  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.
7157  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. 
7158  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
7159  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.
7160  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. 
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