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7121  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Darkness MMO on: September 26, 2010, 04:27:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 26, 2010, 01:01:54 AM

i'll say. 

a whole year and we get three words to puzzle over?  at least we know it's VTM and not the newer stuff.  i would love it to be set during the huge ass war they had spread along those 13 books a while back.  of course, it's been so long, i barely remember what the hell happened in them. 
7122  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live: Renew for 12 months for $29.99 on: September 25, 2010, 07:17:16 PM
the whole thing has been a bit wonky, but from the massive cag thread i have gleamed a few things.  one, the deal is supposed to be available to everyone, silver or gold members alike.  two, it runs through the 27th of september, so if you see it now, you have two days left to get it.  three, prior dashboard deals like the $1/1 month deal or the deal they ran on labor day have been shown to interfere with the deal showing up on the page.  best bet is to cancel the current promo (some have had success getting the previous deal voided and refunded) and then getting the new one.  four, best way to get in on this now would be via the Live twitter account or via the Live 800 number.  if i can find these, i'll update the post.  should be easily googled fwiw.

and the codes will be sent 4-6 weeks after you buy the deal, so sometime in november most likely.
7123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: September 25, 2010, 07:03:48 PM
that sounds like what they did in saboteur.
7124  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 25 Star Wolves 3, Stronghold and new promo codes! on: September 25, 2010, 07:03:05 PM
np ceekay.  i am downloading the demo off of steam now to see if my rig will handle it or if i should just stick with civ iv. 

bullwinkle, from what i have read, they don't stack.  not sure on whether they stack on combined orders over that amount as it's always been hit or miss for those.  probably better to stick with the 5 off of 15 codes if you have a handful of items you are interested in anyways.
7125  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 24: Red Alert 3 day on: September 25, 2010, 04:49:34 PM
kotaku got a good coupon code if you were late on the trigger for civ v.  

KOTAKUDEAL - $10 off $49.95 or higher
D2DTWITTER - $10 off $49.95 or higher, valid on pre-orders

they also have the next two days of 24-hour sales

Saturday - confirmed.
Star Wolves 3 - $10.25
The Stronghold Collection - $14.95

Sunday
Crysis Maximum Edition - $19.95
Sid Meier's Railroads - $5.95

we'll see if this is true, but the code is a good boost and if you do get it from d2d, civ v can be activated on steam and downloaded (and updated) through it
7126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOG closing shop? Say it ain't so! on: September 25, 2010, 04:17:01 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 24, 2010, 09:55:54 PM

Yeah, I know.  But I never miss a chance to whore the greatest space sim ever.

funny, that's what she said.
7127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: September 25, 2010, 12:22:58 AM
well that's good news at least.  maybe my impression of it will be better after playing a bit.
7128  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate Weekend Deals 9-24-2010 on: September 25, 2010, 12:21:30 AM
got that for $2.50 a while back and the interface takes some getting used to.  it looks ok and from what i have read on the various forums, it's like a big, freeform universe with a rpg/rts mix where you gain xp and improve your character traits and mange a mothership with a complement of fighters. 

i haven't put much time into it but it does seem at first glance like a homeworld style game on steroids.  remember though, steroids have as big a drawback as they have a benefit.  sw3 seems to fit that description so far. 
7129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Install BING toolbar and earn rewards to get MS points on: September 24, 2010, 09:54:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 24, 2010, 09:24:57 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 24, 2010, 09:19:36 PM

lemme guess, iphone spell check "helper"?
just u next to i and Nike being a correct word in the dictionary. It even capitalizes it.

as i have found many times before.  that, combined with the crappy keyboard, make typing with the iphone much more frustrating than i can stand at times and why i don't use it to post, only read.
7130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: September 24, 2010, 09:52:29 PM
i am disappointed a bit after reading the review.  sounds like the plucked the exact same game structure in a new coat of paint and level design rather than change any of the fundamentally annoying aspects that drove me off the first one. 

time limit?  i really hated this mechanic as i was rather hoping for a longer game, not going through replays like a checklist to get the best whatever.

save stalls?  again, an annoyance that stood in the way of playing the way i hoped to.
long load times are to be expected but it will be that much more annoying to replay sections lost to the save mechanism and replay system.

i really hope the survivor ai has been beefed up as it was a constant pita to have to babysit those damn idiots back across the park with not only a S-ton of npc-seeking zombies but a jeep sporting a couple of maniacs and a machine gun that never ran out of ammo.  it was at that point that i just said F it and resolved to not bother rescuing people too stupid to: not load into the zone with the rest of us while standing not 5 feet away from the door, not bothering to run for their life and just let the zombies beat them to death instead of using the sledgehammer i had just given them and making me run back to save them to no avail as they sat there sobbing in the corner like a couple of babies. 

but by far, the boss fights against other humans was the worst part of the first game.  when you can split a dozen zombies heads with one swing of a katana, having to wear down an unarmored human enemy with an impossible health bar and knack for soaking gunshots and high physical damage really breaks the flow of the game, and it only makes it worse that you have to do this if you want to continue the story.  it also is why i shelved the first one and haven't wanted to go back.

glad i have resorted to renting this.  disappointed that capcom didn't set their aim higher. 
7131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Install BING toolbar and earn rewards to get MS points on: September 24, 2010, 09:19:36 PM
lemme guess, iphone spell check "helper"?
7132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/24/10 on: September 24, 2010, 09:19:00 PM
probably some more halo mp and grinding along in the sp legendary campaign.

and short addictive bits of puzzle quest 2.  considering firing up a strategy game or city builder.  dow2 or tropico 3 if i do.
7133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Buried [Ryan Reynolds in a coffin...] on: September 24, 2010, 09:13:41 PM
you mean it took 3 million dollars to put a camera inside the coffin?  you would think they could have done it for much less.

the trailer was interesting and i've seen the inside shot version.  looks interesting and i didn't recognize reynolds from the trailer until they ended it and showed who was in the movie.  could be good unless you have claustrophobia yourself.
7134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 24, 2010, 09:10:13 PM
damn if that isn't true. 
7135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Install BING toolbar and earn rewards to get MS points on: September 24, 2010, 05:55:08 PM
so far, no unusual delays using ie8 and the toolbar.  too bad i can't just stick with chrome though, but i read on the joystick article that this works with firefox.  apparently though, it's the "not quite compatible" of FF that causes the delays.  ie works just fine, regardless of version.  oh well, it figures eh?

we'll see how long it takes to get two cards in the mail.  too bad they can't just generate the code and email it to you.  8-12 weeks for delivery on two cards.  brilliant plan there guys.  you cost yourself how many shipments of free cards plus shipment just to know i searched for katy perry's boobs? 
7136  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon PC Game Sale on: September 24, 2010, 05:08:29 PM
i saw an old copy of sc1 at a half price books for $5 yesterday.  the biggest problem with buying a copy used is the fact that anyone could have copied down the code and activated it on bnet without even buying it.

fwiw, if you can find a copy of sc1 on the cheap, the serial key lets you get both it and brood war through bnet. 
7137  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 23: X-Com Complete or Section 8 on: September 24, 2010, 05:03:26 PM
good sale today, 9-24

C&C Red Alert 3 - $7.50
C&C Red Alert 3: Uprising - $4.95

7138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Open Outcast on: September 24, 2010, 03:38:58 PM
This would be awesome. Outcast is one of my favorite games of that era. I still load up the music now and again.
7139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Will Atari GO hurt GoG? on: September 24, 2010, 03:37:12 PM
I expect a flood of 2600-era remakes in flash and facebook bastard-alterations in the future.
7140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - Demo released! on: September 24, 2010, 03:34:20 PM
So they restricted you from wandering outside of your level, hand you enough healing items to survive the early game without risk and dumbed it down for a wider audience all the while taking out many of the little things that gothic has been known for?  sounds like the wrong company got to keep the gothic name.

I'll stick with Risen for now on.   
7141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley on: September 23, 2010, 06:03:02 PM
GI gave it a pretty good score and liked it for breaking the 4th wall in some unusual ways.  i'm looking forward to it.  maw was fun and splosion man was great even if a little tough.
7142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 23, 2010, 05:57:43 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
it also doesn't help that emile's level put him in the worst spot to see him at his best. That shotgun wasn't much help as he never tries to use it up close.  I really wish they had given him the cloak and had him circling around behind the elites.

7143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Move on: September 23, 2010, 05:46:15 PM
I can see them being a failure as there is no lack of precedents for failed accesories in the console market. I think sony may have been scared to release Move after kinect and could have waited until bigger games were available as the lineup is slim with many signs of poor design or implemention. That TW wasn't any better now than at E3 is a big problem as it allows anybody matching Move against the wii can directly compare the two, with Sony clearly coming up short.  
7144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 23, 2010, 05:10:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 23, 2010, 04:52:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 23, 2010, 04:46:25 PM

ceekay, the game isn't so picky at order or co-op/sp for the achievements with the exception being the solo legendary (huge pita so far).  if you were to look at mine you would see i finished 5 before 2, 3 and 4.  played through half in co-op too and the other by myself and got the achievement for heroic.  as long as the mission screen shows you finishing the level, you'll be fine.  i had the same thing happen to me too when i turned on the grunt birthday skull and it forced me to restart.  the main menu reverted to "start solo campaign" until i finished a mission further on.

I'm not worried about the achievements, it was more the fact that the game decided to forget I played as far as I did like it wasn't saving when it said it was.  I do remember the game acting a bit off before I quit that previous night, like the plasma grenaded going off almost instantly or taking longer than normal, so I'm guessing somehow the game started glitching.
odd.  never had a problem with glitching, but i have read of others that their progress was reset for some odd reason.  it hurts most when doing the legendary solo run.  to have your progress lost can kill your will to finish it.

on another note, i found a credit glitch last night.  nothing that breaks the game as the payout is small, but should/who do you submit these things to?  it isn't like what bungie was wiping progress for (people found and were resetting daily challenges), but it certainly gets you something for nothing.  tbh, i'd be surprised if the way i found isn't already known.
7145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Move on: September 23, 2010, 04:53:18 PM
that's a bad sign then.  they launched too soon to beat kinect, but instead of "hey, let's get this cool thing now" we get even less than the wii's launch catalog and the same promise we got at e3:  imagine the possibilities. 

it may be ahead of kinect at this point, but nobody cares of a neck-to-neck fight for last place. 

7146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First LittleBigPlanet 2 details on: September 23, 2010, 04:47:19 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 23, 2010, 02:17:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 23, 2010, 12:31:23 PM


Yeah, I read that earlier this morning.  My son is so bummed.

damn.  i guess i can turn the money for that CE into a different one then.
7147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 23, 2010, 04:46:25 PM
ceekay, the game isn't so picky at order or co-op/sp for the achievements with the exception being the solo legendary (huge pita so far).  if you were to look at mine you would see i finished 5 before 2, 3 and 4.  played through half in co-op too and the other by myself and got the achievement for heroic.  as long as the mission screen shows you finishing the level, you'll be fine.  i had the same thing happen to me too when i turned on the grunt birthday skull and it forced me to restart.  the main menu reverted to "start solo campaign" until i finished a mission further on.
7148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Book Ever (?) on: September 23, 2010, 04:35:08 PM
wow, good tough question. 

at the start, it was either a toss up between Speaker2Animals and Isgrimnur's choices. 

The Talisman by King and Straub.  such a great story that hooks you in and does more than just tells you a story, it draws you in to the world.
7149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: new 360 dash preview program on: September 22, 2010, 07:03:21 PM
link's busted.

try this one

i'll apply once i get my serial #
7150  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 21 Sims 3 World Adventures or CoH Gold on: September 22, 2010, 05:11:59 PM
9-22
Borderlands - $9.95
Football Manager 2010 - $9.95
7151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOG closing shop? Say it ain't so! on: September 22, 2010, 04:46:27 PM
i hope whomever thought of running this stunt has been sacked.  hugely stupid idea.
7152  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live: Renew for 12 months for $29.99 on: September 22, 2010, 06:04:46 AM
well that's just odd behavior then.  the deal was still visible after i bought it but disappeared today.  reading some of the cag thread leads me to believe that they have some very odd criteria for who gets to see this.

they also said that if you already bought the deal last month for $40, call ms support and ask them to price match it.  been some luck getting that done.
7153  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live: Renew for 12 months for $29.99 on: September 22, 2010, 03:05:29 AM

Quote from: Kagath on September 22, 2010, 02:45:39 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 21, 2010, 02:46:05 AM

Quote from: Kagath on September 20, 2010, 07:51:42 PM

I missed this. Looks like it's back to the 39.99 deal. May still get on it for that. Did they ever get the Avatar hat implemented?
this was still available when I checked today. Signed up myself.
Wait, the $30 was still available?
it was there under the spotlight section. Sadly, it's gone today. New items all around.
7154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOG closing shop? Say it ain't so! on: September 21, 2010, 06:13:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 21, 2010, 06:09:22 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 21, 2010, 06:07:23 PM

The rumor going around is that GOG will merge with Steam.

now that would be !#@#!@ awesome.
+1 fuck yeah! Older stuff I missed plus steam's sales wihout having to go to one more site.
7155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Digital Sales Beat Retail Sales on: September 21, 2010, 05:37:40 PM
here's a reason to buy from them.  puzzle quest 2 for less than Steam.

other than that, i don't know what else i would get from them though. 
7156  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Puzzle Quest 2 - $8 or less on: September 21, 2010, 05:35:45 PM
on big fish games it's currently listed for $9.99.  use the code BIGFISH20P and get 20% off.

if you are a game club member, you can get it for less than $6.   if you haven't used the game club trial, you can get the 30 day trial, buy this game and then cancel it before you are charged.

the only caveat is this version (as are any other the Steam version) has no mp.  not a big thing if you aren't interested in it though.  

game is wicked fun and just as addictive as the first one.
7157  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 20: Bad Company 2 or Bully on: September 21, 2010, 05:10:13 PM
9-21
Sims 3 World Adventures - $14.95
CoH Gold - $7.50
7158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Event on: September 21, 2010, 07:53:35 AM
I felt like it was trying too hard to mimic the Lost and 24 aspects. The characters were decent enough so far.
7159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Ruler on: September 21, 2010, 02:53:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 20, 2010, 11:55:22 PM

after a protracted wait this is now on Steam.
good.  I'll hope for a good sale this winter.
7160  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live: Renew for 12 months for $29.99 on: September 21, 2010, 02:46:05 AM

Quote from: Kagath on September 20, 2010, 07:51:42 PM

I missed this. Looks like it's back to the 39.99 deal. May still get on it for that. Did they ever get the Avatar hat implemented?
this was still available when I checked today. Signed up myself.
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