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7121  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
7122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/19/10 on: November 20, 2010, 05:04:58 PM

not necessarily in that order.
7123  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.
7124  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. 

7125  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.
7126  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?
7127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Portal 2 on: November 19, 2010, 04:35:20 AM
yeah, i saw that.  bummer.
7128  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
7129  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.
7130  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. 
7131  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
7132  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.
7133  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. 
7134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 18, 2010, 04:24:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2010, 08:03:27 AM

she needs to be wearing a Princess Leia Slave Outfit for that pic.
ripley's outfit from the end of alien (or the earlier pic) would work too.
7135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Create on: November 18, 2010, 04:20:17 AM
decent review so far, but i have far too much on my plate, even for a decent incredible machine style game.

sadly, it sounds like they wanted to have the the LBP quantity of items without giving you as much freedom to create interesting community challenges and managed to come up with a poor implementation of level sharing to boot.

and Move support (on the PS3, of course) is more tiring than useful.
7136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: AC: Brotherhood - impressions and full review! on: November 18, 2010, 04:13:08 AM
haven't checked the uplay things yet but from the last few ubi games i have rented, i have a pretty decent stash already. 
7137  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Buying AssCreedBro & NFS:HP? Best deal seems to be TRU on: November 18, 2010, 04:11:49 AM
i have never been able to take advantage of the TRU deal.  even when i had a chance last year to get one with batman, they didn't have enough copies and sold out within 2 hours. 

now that kmart is doing these i just go there.  it's such a little known thing in my area i have no problem getting a copy.  hell, after the deals and credit i had going in, ACB was basically free.  $40 in game credit plus the $20 in game credit from purchase. 
7138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 17, 2010, 04:47:19 AM

Quote from: Biyobi on November 17, 2010, 04:41:35 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on November 16, 2010, 09:27:04 PM

Oh this is just too wrong....

Agreed.  He should be wearing an entire jumper made of bacon.
Son of super meat boy?
7139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: November 17, 2010, 04:07:41 AM
well that CE is a bust
7140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 17, 2010, 04:05:51 AM
i am kicking myself that the sale ended saturday night and i didn't realize it until i logged in on sunday to buy them.  crud.  really hope these get some kind of love on black friday.
7141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: AC: Brotherhood - impressions on: November 17, 2010, 04:03:45 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 17, 2010, 03:42:11 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 17, 2010, 03:41:40 AM

So, does anything carry over from one to the other?

Negative.   You'll have to re-earn everything.  smile

but this time you have to ask leonardo for permission.
7142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/15) on: November 15, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
AssCreeBro. The review was pretty positve and I have a bunch of rewards points so it's basically free.
7143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A Plea for Another Elder Scrolls on: November 14, 2010, 06:11:07 PM
awesome.  now that mentioned it, i do remember something along those lines a while back.  great news.  get id to do the engine, then give it to someone with a talent for world building.

now we just need something newsworthy. 
7144  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Kmart DotW 10/24 - $20 GC, Fable 3, SWFU2, RB3, more. on: November 14, 2010, 05:55:04 PM
refer to the first post for details regarding Gaming Coupons and Reward Points offers.
11/14 - 11/20

320GB Move Bundle - $50 GC

Hot Pursuit - $20 GC
AC: Brotherhood - $20 GC
EA Active 2 bundle - $20 GC
Apache Air Assault - $30 GC
NBA Jam - $20 GC

EA Active 2 bundle - $20 GC
Pac-Man Party - $15 GC
Sonic Colors - $15 GC
Buy a U-Draw plus a U-Draw game - $30 GC

Mario vs Donkey Kong - $10 GC
7145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A Plea for Another Elder Scrolls on: November 14, 2010, 05:14:07 PM
i really hope they can improve the engine enough to do away with the house/cave=load aspect of the game.  when i play the gothic types, it always drives home how much more immersive it is to just walk in to a house and not be faced with a loading screen, plus you can use them to escape from enemies the way you do in TES/FO games. 

and yeah, the scaling in NV is definitely not present early on.  i wandered north of the graveyard and was promptly ganged up by a pack of big radscorpions. 
7146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winnie the Pooh - Brand new!! Christmas 2011 on: November 13, 2010, 04:41:09 PM
looks like a good movie to take the kids to. 
7147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 13, 2010, 04:35:30 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 13, 2010, 04:15:22 PM

Quote from: The Grue on November 13, 2010, 04:13:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 13, 2010, 01:38:30 PM

Pete, we're about the same level--how do you have so many extra BLOPS Bucks to spend on decorations?  Between guns, attachments, perks and killstreaks I'm pretty much always zeroed out.

It's all part of his fabulousness.   Fabulous

I think he doesn't actually spend any money on guns, just decorations.

that would explain it.  bling out the decorations, keep the same gun.  "if it ain't pretty, it ain't worth killing with"

other than the claymore's, i haven't dropped big cash on a lot of attachments myself.  only grabbed two killstreaks and 3 perks so far and i plan to stick with them for a while.  i am pretty much saving up for the galil and the m60 and will go full all in when they unlock.  been sticking to the enfield pretty much for now and grabbing galil's when i see them.
7148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell games on sale - advice needed on: November 13, 2010, 07:52:26 AM
No one has mentioned it yet but CT on the pc uses starforce as the drm. Not sure if they stripped that out on later retail releases, but it should have been stripped out the D/L versions. Starforce also hates 64 -bit os'es faik. Best to get it via download IMO.

It is the best in the series by a long shot, especially the stuff captured guards say under pressure.  I really should have bought the xbox 1 version of DA when I had the chance but the other version is worth playing if you can get past the early stuff. Conviction is fun, but it isn't in the same vein as the others and is basically a whole different game.  

edit - stupid iphone spell checker
7149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 13, 2010, 05:18:04 AM

Quote from: Nonnahob on November 12, 2010, 04:00:58 PM

What were you running prior Caine?

up until i swapped out the optical cable to the blu-ray, i had it going to the yamaha 5.1 reciever and then to a pair of koss headphones, ur-20's.  they were pretty bland for range and worked better for non-gaming than they ever did for cod/halo, etc.  the x11's have a nice boost to bass and clear sound detail. 

i ended up picking the pair after reading good things about it here and due to a $20 off deal when i got it along black ops. 
7150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Costco return policy for Xbox 360 on: November 12, 2010, 03:52:25 PM
That once again reminds me that I wish I had bought mine there last winter instead of best buy. I would have liked to get the slim at some point. You may have to re-sign with them if you want to get the swap. If that's all It took, it would be worth the cost.
7151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/12/10 on: November 12, 2010, 03:47:07 PM
Blops mp until Live crashes, Blops sp afterwards.

Also zombie Blops
7152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 12, 2010, 03:41:47 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on November 12, 2010, 02:03:32 PM

Quote from: msteelers on November 12, 2010, 12:11:36 PM

The X11's are stereo, while the DSS turns them into 7.1 surround sound. I haven't tried the X11's by themselves to tell how drastic the difference is.

I'll post some impressions next week. I've been using the X11's for about a week now and I just ordered the DSS from amazon - should get it soon.

Going from the xbox base headset to surround sound speakers, difference was good but not mind blowing.

Going from surround sound speakers to the X11's, difference was HUGE. So much more detail in the headphones!

looks like I'll be ordering a set then. The difference I noticed last night was much better  than the old stereo set and that was just from the Blops trailer. It also seemed improved once I bypassed the reciever headset Jack and went with the audio output from the box. I'll have to test it to make sure but it seemed I could discern direction better that way. It was a little kludgy though and I often found myself focusing on a general direction rather than a specific point. The receiver is a 5.1 fwiw hooked up via the left/right jacks as I was getting much better sound from the blu-Ray player and as I had the old set, couldn't hear any improvement with the old phones. I'll have to set it back up and see.

I think the dss will be the best option in the end.
7153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: has anybody had any problems on XBL tonight? on: November 12, 2010, 08:17:09 AM
It's still bad but it has gotten a little better since Tuesday when we kept getting dropped from the party and were never able to get into a match together. It still managed to drop at least five times tonight.

Oddly enough, in game, there hasn't been a huge issue with lag.
7154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 12, 2010, 08:13:33 AM
Funny, I got the sentry gun kill knocked out tonight before the other requirements. Just happen to luck into a gun perched at a window. Just need to get a few more knife kills and I should be good.

I am still rusty as fuck but this has all the markings of a great game. Ironically, I just got offered a full time gig once my contract is up, so my game time drops to a few hours a night. At least the wife is understanding and I can game without getting the look.
7155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 12, 2010, 05:40:59 AM
max brooks explores the eating aspect in world war Z.  basically, it's a shred of humanity that remains and manifests as the upper functions of the zombie brain are destroyed, leaving the baser instincts.  attacking prey and "feeding" on their kills. he even goes to describe what happened to some zombies where it ate enough to push rotting meat through the gi tract and deposit it into their pants.
7156  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Double Dip Video Game Sale on: November 12, 2010, 05:23:45 AM
so it's essentially almost a b1g1 free deal.  pretty freaking sweat.  not that i am looking now.  too damn many already and i've either bought or rented everything big so far.  only thing left is asscreebro and i am pretty sure i'll pick that one up with the $40 in credit i have at kmart. 
7157  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal 11-11-2010: F1 2010 33% off/ Risen 50% off on: November 12, 2010, 05:21:28 AM
my backlog mocks me every time i open steam. 
7158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mystery Missile in Southern California on: November 12, 2010, 05:19:59 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 11, 2010, 11:13:28 PM

The Daily Show made fun of this whole thing last night. They showed one pilot who followed the "missile" for 10 minutes.  Pretty slow missile.

yeah, that was a great segment.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 10, 2010, 08:15:08 PM

Quote from: envy24 on November 10, 2010, 12:26:43 PM

Quote from: Moliere on November 10, 2010, 06:04:11 AM

It was more likely a jet. Nothing to see here. Move along folks.

Why is no one noting the fact that the blonde new anchor is super hot...

Maybe because some of us think she just looks like any other 40-something female news anchor?

i loved how they showed the youtube video to the old guy by a laptop.  

as for the anchor, she's attractive sure, but i wouldn't go shooting a payload at the moon over her.  
7159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 12, 2010, 05:14:43 AM
wargus, you really should ask your girlfriend before posting her picture on the internet you know. 
7160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: oh no not again... on: November 12, 2010, 05:13:16 AM

Quote from: Default on November 12, 2010, 03:31:55 AM

You really don't want to be handling CeeKay's tools, do you? saywhat
no, nor him handling mine.  Craftsmen or otherwise. 
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