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7281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 3 on: October 26, 2010, 02:25:16 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 26, 2010, 02:13:32 PM

this is the best handshake simulator evah.... I was very sick of the glorious touch system less than 20 minutes in.

hey, I thought Ico was the best handshake simulator ever?

:ducks
7282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paul is dead!!! on: October 26, 2010, 02:22:00 PM
Geebus, I thought you meant the other Paul. Quite a start to the morning.

So, who's up for a little calimari?   icon_twisted
7283  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 3 on: October 26, 2010, 05:00:32 AM
damn referrers.  here's a new one.
7284  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 3 on: October 26, 2010, 04:51:01 AM
want some free weapons, of course you do.
7285  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/25) on: October 26, 2010, 04:47:33 AM
getting fable and force unleashed via gamefly

small note that i have posted the kmart deals via cag and if you want to save money on this weeks big games, it's better than the regular stores.

link
7286  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Kmart DotW 11/14 - AC:B, Hot Pursuit, Wii games on: October 26, 2010, 04:45:04 AM
11/14 - 11/20 deals

figured this was worth posting as it's better than you can get anywhere else.  over at CAG, a rep from kmart has been given free reign to get awesome deals for new games on release week and afterwards.  it's worth noting and i know not everyone here visits there so i've decided to keep track of the deals for the GT crew.

in short, the Gaming Coupon is this:  a code printed on your receipt at the time of purchase that is valid on any gaming item, starting the sunday after you buy the game.  they can be stacked as long as you don't use the copies of the code and don't add up more than the games you are buying them with.  codes are unique per game, not by amount. ie, SWFU2 has a $20 GC, Fable 3 has a $20 GC.  using both codes on a game is ok, using two codes from two copies of SWFU2 on the same purchase is not.  

Using a coupon on a game with another coupon is expressly allowed.  you can train them as long as you want.  the code takes off the amount pre tax.

Some deals grant points.  here is the info on their deal card.  unlike the best buy card, points don't take 30 days to post, which is nice.  

without further ado, here are this week's deals

this week, 10-24 - 10-30.  unless noted, all games are valid for all systems they are released for.

$20 GC
RB3
SWFU2
Fable 3
Sims 3
WWE vs RAW 2011
TH Shred bundle
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011

$15 GC
Bakugan Defenders of the Crown

Misc.
Wii + Wii Fit - $50
DSI/DSIXL + Zhu Zhu Pets - $25
XB360 4GB - $50 in "shop your way reward points"  - Basically like best buy's reward zone.  see above link for details

On sale:
$40
MoH
Enslaved
Castlevania: LoS
7287  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next up from Telltale: Jurassic Park and Back to the Future? on: October 26, 2010, 04:16:52 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 24, 2010, 05:19:06 PM


damn, that makes me happy to hear.  that's really an incredible impression. 
7288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any labor law experts here? on: October 25, 2010, 12:10:55 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on October 24, 2010, 11:38:20 PM

If I were you, I'd just concentrate on my resume and calling up contacts.  Any company playing games with payroll is probably flirting with bankruptcy.  Best to be the first one out.

that was my thought as well. Best be gone before the 2 days delay turns into more, or worse, "tomorrow, I promise".
7289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 3 on: October 24, 2010, 03:54:10 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 24, 2010, 01:37:33 PM

I agree with everything except for the 'game-breaking bugs' (haven't seen a single one in a full playthrough), as well as the holding hands mechanic (you 'let go' if there is no way to hold hands without making for some very wonky animations, but they'll still follow as if on a leash until they get close enough again).

You may have noticed I'm currently playing the game (as some of you have messaged me) - doing so for a review for GT. So I can't say much more than what I have already.

figured as much.  how far are you into the game and how long have you played?  i am curious if the lack of traditional rpg aspects hurts the game or not. 
7290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sears...Now for Zombies. on: October 24, 2010, 07:41:34 AM
that's pretty good.  wish more companies had a sense of humor like this.
7291  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft Game Feast featuring Super Meat Boy on: October 24, 2010, 04:08:59 AM
also grabbed SMB after the trial was done.  great fun and while it kicks my ass in ever more annoying ways, i know it wasn't a cheap death but due to my effing it up. 
7292  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 24, 2010, 04:07:42 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 24, 2010, 04:03:17 AM

A lot of interesting tidbits in the GAF thread. Rumor is that there are no grips for LMGs. There are 50 ranks per level, but 15 prestige levels. No death streaks.

Something we were talking about today - the rumor around second chance (same as last stand) is that the pro version allows any teammate to revive you. If true, that could get annoying.

i'll be bummed if that's true about the LMG's.  once i got that unlocked in mw2, that was pretty much the standard loadout for me.  well, until i got ranked up enough to have that and the scope at the same time. 
7293  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 9-23-2010: Soldak sale and more! on: October 23, 2010, 08:45:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 23, 2010, 02:52:16 PM

another week another sale.

Academagia: $14.99
Aztaka $7.49
Blood Bowl Dark Elves Edition $9.99
Astral Masters $9.99
Gratuitous Space Battles sale: 50% off anything Gratuitous (not including Caine's bum)
Soldak Entertainment Sale: 50% off Din's Curse, Depths of Peril or Kivi's Underworld

it's not gratuitous, it's just, hefty. 
7294  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/22 on: October 23, 2010, 08:06:41 PM
wandering the wastes of new vegas and the desert. 
7295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 23, 2010, 04:43:21 PM
haven't had much time/energy to play so i hope that by the time i get to there the bugs will have been squashed (except for the radscorpions of course)
7296  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Vanquish from Shinji Mikami (RE creator) on: October 23, 2010, 04:41:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 23, 2010, 03:32:03 PM

Eurogamer has an excellent article about the 4 hour comment.

It's worth reading, but here's the relavent info:

Quote
While Vanquish maintains its own in-game timers that measure progress as you move from level to level, by stitching together all of the captures into one enormous video, we can time exactly how long it took to complete the game. The result? Eight hours, 47 minutes. However, my completion stats were rather poor. I died many, many times: 54 to be precise, although admittedly many of them were down to one particular boss with an extremely annoying one-touch kill attack. Regardless, the completion stats made it clear that there was still much to learn in mastering this game... which is perhaps the whole point.

But to address the game length issue, let's get a measure of Vanquish's actual game content by cutting out all the cut-scenes, removing all of our deaths and giving it to you straight from start to finish. Is it conceivably possible that you can complete it in under four hours? Here's the entirety of the game presented in just 15 minutes of accelerated gameplay. There's a timer in the top-left to give you an idea of the passage of time as the game was played.

Even in these ultra-optimistic conditions, the timer winds up at five hours, four minutes. Beating that time on your first playthrough of the game by over an hour would require the ability to sail through losing no lives whatsoever, intimately knowing all the strategies required to beat each level right off the bat. In short, unless you're a superhumanly adept player with a phenomenal gift of foresight, the chances of you completing the game in under four hours are extremely remote.

wow, they went full geek on this one.  impressive.  wish they had done this earlier as i might have taken advantage of the deal they had running at kmart.  buy the game and get another one half off plus get $20 credit.  i am sure the good stuff is gone now.
7297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor returns (modern combat in Afghanistan) on: October 23, 2010, 04:03:54 AM
during the end of mission 2, you have up to 4 weapons and switch between them.  during the apache section, you only get to use the guided missiles when the other chopper paints them.  otherwise you switch between the chain gun and the rockets. 

unless i have forgotten a section that is.
7298  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 23, 2010, 03:58:56 AM
stupid guess, but apocalypto?
7299  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 23, 2010, 03:57:39 AM

Quote from: rickfc on October 22, 2010, 05:31:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 22, 2010, 05:08:24 PM

deadhorse

I think Bullwinkle means that this joke...

Cool

...is taking a beating...

with all these jokes, perhaps your voice is getting

Cool

a little hoarse?
7300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Croc on a Plane! on: October 23, 2010, 03:52:56 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 23, 2010, 02:19:09 AM

Wow.  What the...wow.

+1 wtf
7301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 23, 2010, 03:45:28 AM
still on the fence but i am leaning towards this as my last game of the year.  plus the kmart deals have made it hard not to pick up games this year.
7302  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 23, 2010, 03:42:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 22, 2010, 11:38:38 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 22, 2010, 11:37:44 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on October 22, 2010, 11:16:11 PM

Deathclaws are almost impossible. I guess its because I'm only at level 12 frown

By the time I got to them in FO3, I was mopping the floor with them.  Probably just need to level up some more.

I had an alien raygun at the point iI first encountered them in FO3 due to stumbling across the crashed alien ship.  I didn't even realize they were supposed to be hard to kill  icon_lol
i think i was too concerned about fighting them until i knew i was ready and stayed the hell out of their region until much later in my game.  by then i could take out super mutants with ease and had a lot of kick ass weapons. 
7303  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / 10/25 - Dogfighter Steam Sale - $1.50 on: October 23, 2010, 03:37:47 AM
it doesn't go live until monday, but i wanted to get this out there in case you were ever interested in it.

it's arena flight combat with the usual mp game modes (TDM, CTF) and a pretty decent graphics engine behind it.  was it worth full price?  not sure, but for a buck and a half, i'm willing to take a chance.

no word on how long the sale will last.  it's also getting patched soon with a pretty decent upgrade.  there is also a demo.

info

sale info

7304  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Breach on: October 22, 2010, 05:59:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 22, 2010, 03:13:44 PM

they just announced a hardcore mode.

yes, but can you save anywhere?
7305  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 22, 2010, 06:24:13 AM
that's strangely hypnotic. 
7306  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - Impressions Incoming! on: October 21, 2010, 10:20:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 21, 2010, 10:06:43 PM

I think I'm also going to bite the bullet and grab the game guide. I figure it will be fun reading.

it's pretty well written and great to get a handle on all of the changes they made. I wish I had had the guide before I started out as I would have chosen different skills and traits.  It has a good section on hardcore mode and the usual character builds. It's too bad I couldn't sneak it in to work as I would love to read up during the  slow times.

Amazon last had the hardcover version for under $20 so you might want to start there.
7307  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 21, 2010, 06:01:19 PM
I've had the flailing arm bit and it's disappointing that it wasn't seen and fixed as i've already seen this happen a lot in just a few hours. I also ran into a one I haven't seen mentioned yet. I had on Joe cobbs armor and was KoS to the ncr so the first one to see me actually caugh me unaware and killed me. After I reloaded, I swapped armor and went out to find and talk to him instead. Not far from his outpost, I crouched down in case he was somehow hostile to me. Well, before I even saw the guy, up popped his inventory. I closed it and it popped again. Still no where on site and I hadn't clicked A at all. The second time, I figured on helping myself to the "invisible man's" stuff and he comes running at me from the main base and attacks. Guess my telekinetic pickpocket got his attention.

Also, are you supposed to be awarded perks at every level or just when the new choices become available?  Not sure if they changed that from FO3 or if I hit another bug. The level up screen didn't pop immediately afterwards but not long after I killed a gecko who was attacking.
7308  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 20, 2010, 08:14:50 PM
Good to know. I have been going from the auto saves and periodically saving when before I go explore the wilderness. I'll start manually saving instead.
7309  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 20, 2010, 06:41:19 PM
Got to play for a bit last night and it does feel like a well written but technically imperfect mod. I ran into two problems already, once stuck in a rock and another where I hit level 2 and didn't get the upgrade screen. Had to revert a bit but I was able to level up afterwards. Playing with hardcore on as otherwise it would feel too much like fo3 for me. It hasn't been annoying yet and it already influences how I am playing.

Going with a stealthy ranged/melée survivalist hunter and working to boost my repair skill up as well. I like that the perks are not all 100% positive.  I wish I could take a day off to get immersed in it. 
7310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Costume Quest - Coming Oct 20th on: October 20, 2010, 06:26:11 PM
If I can pry myself away from new vegas, I'll give it a try. This and super meat boy are my possible next purchases on xbla. Looks like good fun despite what GI says.
7311  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Command and Conquer maybe not by Visceral but EA LA on: October 20, 2010, 02:10:34 AM
Hooray crap!  I'd raher see what visceral would do with the license.  icon_confused
7312  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOTY editions and resale/trade on: October 19, 2010, 08:03:06 PM
 I am kind of ambivalent on this as I bought the first two dlc for fallout before they announced the goty version. I got that on sale and as it included what I bought, I had essentially an unsellable copy of those two unless I was willing to part with the dlc disc.  The flipside is now available if I get the borderlands goty. Now I can sell the codes for the two I have so it's actually beneficial up front.

Where I would make he case for on disc dlc is to allow those wihout access the ability to play the dlc. In this case, as it was wih the RE5 goty, it is completely useless for folks in that situation, like armed forces over seas.
7313  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor returns (modern combat in Afghanistan) on: October 19, 2010, 07:51:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 19, 2010, 04:43:45 PM

luckily the new MoH doesn't go off the rails like Airborne did with Super Nazis.

you must have missed the secret level with it's super Taliban and their bullet-repulsing turbans as you fought to secure the underground mountain fortress and it's batteries of ground penetrating mole cannons.

That was a huge pain in the ass level, especially when they brought in the mind-washed Russian grizzlies.
7314  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft Game Feast featuring Super Meat Boy on: October 19, 2010, 07:43:48 AM
damn, that's an interesting to promote the game.  with that and the rebate deal, i might snag that too. 
7315  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]How to Train Your Dragon on: October 19, 2010, 03:52:43 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 19, 2010, 03:43:06 AM

Saw it tonight and absolutely LOVED it.  May be my favorite animated movie of all time.

not sure i would put it at the top of my list for animated movie, but it certainly ranks among the top 10.  very good flick.
7316  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 02:51:37 AM
small bit of the characters VO

there are already a number of gameplay vids on youtube but i imagine they are either going to be heavy on the spoilers or from hacked systems.  they look pretty good though and the environments outside look like a cross of RDR and FO3. 

the one i watched had a guy at very low level attack an encampment.  pretty bone-headed.

sadly, the stilted 3rd person walking animation is still present though.  the m16 style carbine is going to be a nice hunting rifle from the looks of it.  good damage and accuracy.
7317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 02:12:23 AM
time has come to let the previous thread pass into history.  now's it's time to go back to the western wasteland and see how the world has fared since the dweller and his descendants made their mark on the world.

so, who's in, who's going for hardcore mode and who still thinks you can't save any where?

i haven't decided whether to try that mode myself or not.  it could be a huge pita or could be a vital part of the experience. 
7318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Getting a PS3 Soon... on: October 18, 2010, 07:15:39 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on October 18, 2010, 02:44:02 PM

I loved Katamari Damacy! I forgot this was there! Sweeeet!

Also, re: FF8, I would just like to play it more for curiosity sake. How is FF9?

Also, any news on if they're ever going to put up Chrono Cross?
oddly enough, the last time I went to fry's, they still had two copies of the PS1 compilation disc with chrono chross.
7319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Command and Conquer by Visceral on: October 18, 2010, 06:46:48 PM
I'd much rather see a sequel to Generals myself.
7320  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/18) on: October 18, 2010, 06:37:40 PM
Picking up FONV tomorrow and the hardcover guide is on the way from amazon already. I have $40 in credit to put down on the CE if it's still avalable. ATB, the guide was listed at ~$20 on amazon last time I checked if you are still looking to get it.
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