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7321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii/PS2] Sims 2 Castaway (Animal Crossing fans take a look) on: August 05, 2008, 04:35:12 PM
not the first time that an ea game had some form of stupid save game mechanics.  did they allow you to have more than one character per save? this could be their way of making each character part of a community, like they did with the pc versions.  still annoying though.
7322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 04, 2008, 10:46:44 PM
there's 3 more pages out there somewhere.  and CC is pissed about it.
7323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scotty didn't make it into space. on: August 04, 2008, 10:38:04 PM
well, at least his remains have finally come to rest somewhere.  not the best recommendation for the rocket company though.
7324  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF Boom Blox on: August 04, 2008, 10:36:06 PM
still looking for this one.  trade or buy. 
7325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 04, 2008, 06:45:06 PM
btw, is anyone else liking that song in the trailers?  i didn't like it that much, but it's growing on me. 

linky for the stinky

apparently, inspiration goes pretty deep these days.  riff taken from the clash.  did not recognize the song.  oh well, it's a cool riff anyways, and the m.i.a. song is much better for it.
7326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 04, 2008, 06:41:40 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 04, 2008, 05:12:48 PM

Quote from: Calvin on February 18, 2008, 07:16:18 AM

Funny, will watch, but weed humor is so fucking annoying.

Heroin is a MUCH funnier drug!


yeah, but cocaine is a helluva drug. 
7327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty - August 21 / $14.99 on: August 01, 2008, 05:16:57 PM
if they add in some of the extras that make an r&c game replayable, then i might grab this.  tournament fights, unlocked hard mode on beating the game with extra weapon levels, etc. 

if they don't then i'll just wait for the sequel.  r&c:tod was a great game. 
7328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My new toy... on: July 31, 2008, 11:31:17 PM
his man card status was in question years ago, but i digress.  the real issue here is that the fabulous peterock did not continue the tradition with an equally fabulous dyson vacuum.  now his fabulous card is in doubt, and may need a temporary revocation.  that, coupled with his earlier forfeiture of the man card, leaves peterock on very unstable ground, man-wise.

for reference, the dyson 14 we have is so much better than the older bagless we had.  i would be interested to hear of such a bagless vac for that kind of money performing as well as a dyson.  so carry on with your experiments, oh man-drogynous peterock, for your news is duly expected.
7329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: July 31, 2008, 09:36:56 PM
too bad they don't have the death penalty up there, this guy deserves it. 

personally, 'knife rider' wins this one, hands down.  Hands down!  put your hands down and step away from the head. 
7330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two things that made me laugh today on: July 31, 2008, 04:44:30 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 31, 2008, 04:41:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2008, 04:01:50 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 31, 2008, 03:51:21 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 31, 2008, 02:12:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2008, 03:47:46 AM

Quote from: Purge on July 30, 2008, 06:29:43 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 30, 2008, 05:53:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 30, 2008, 05:41:31 PM

well that's a ballsy headline to write up. 

They're testie-ing his patience!

 the easy puns were taken. Nuts. frown

well, leo did kinda cock his up.


Nuts.  Late to the party again...

at least you weren't pre-mature.

But once I got here, I ejaculated everything I wanted to say at once

at least i got off the first round.  all you now are getting sloppy seconds. 
7331  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Woot off in progress on: July 31, 2008, 04:37:29 PM
damn that's funny.  the punchline is awesome.  and gross.

no boc though, just scandalous.
7332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We are in this generation... WATCHMEN on the walls of world freedom... on: July 30, 2008, 09:12:26 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 30, 2008, 03:43:14 AM

Though I'll admit when I bought the two volumes of the Batman: Hush collection today at Barnes & Noble, I was imagining the cashier lady thinking, "He's too old to be reading this. They must be gifts for his son!"  icon_razz

i had the same thought when i went up there last week with batman: the long halloween.  luckily, the guy at the counter looked like he already had half the graphic novel shelf sitting in his living room.
7333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Red Bull on: July 30, 2008, 09:08:58 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on July 30, 2008, 08:32:21 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 30, 2008, 08:28:54 PM

I didn’t need to know that…
It's not STILL extracted from them....

too bad too, as it apparently tasted better.
7334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 09:07:58 PM
i love this thread.  it's as inversely fun to read as a monte cristo is good to eat. or was, as the case may be. 
7335  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Woot off in progress on: July 30, 2008, 08:50:24 PM
good headphones, too expensive for an impulse purchase. 

i'm bummed i missed the razor in ear headphones yesterday.  i got a pair a while back and they are good.
7336  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Thank you sir may I have another? LTB original iPhone on: July 30, 2008, 08:46:29 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 30, 2008, 06:27:45 PM

Mentioning interest and Badgering Ron every 15 minutes in PM's are two different things. I believe you will need to make the leap to column B to be considered "in line". Tongue

i want to get a phone, not banned.  Tongue

thanks ron.  i appreciate it.
7337  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Thank you sir may I have another? LTB original iPhone on: July 30, 2008, 06:20:02 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 30, 2008, 05:17:21 PM

Get in line, buddy. slywink

Quote from: Caine on July 23, 2008, 09:00:51 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 23, 2008, 06:57:39 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 23, 2008, 05:57:38 PM

What is the going price these days?  I have a friend who was picking up his new 3G one today and he asked how much he could get for his old one.  I wasn't sure what to say.

I paid $150 for a 16GB.

despite really liking the 3g improvements, i'd get one of the older ones at that price.  too good to pass up.

i already did.  Tongue 
7338  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two things that made me laugh today on: July 30, 2008, 05:41:31 PM
well that's a ballsy headline to write up. 
7339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: July 30, 2008, 05:40:33 PM
this week he talks about the e3 announcements.

hehe.  compares ff13 to the star wars prequels...fallout 3 also gets a turn.  gow2 is mentioned.
7340  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Thank you sir may I have another? LTB original iPhone on: July 30, 2008, 05:06:31 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 30, 2008, 04:45:55 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on July 30, 2008, 04:11:42 PM

Well, I am the supposed fool.  I sold the phone for that cheap since 1.  I knew the person and 2. I don't really mind helping someone out since I won't use it anyways.  So, you got it jailbroken Ron?

I've now got 5 of them at the 150 price - ignore the comments, those folks will still be holding their 'for sale - $400' iPhones in 6 months. 

As for jailbreaking it, yep.  I had to downgrade the firmware (2.0 wasn't busted at the time) and downgrade the baseband (a more scary proposition) to get it running.  The first one took me a few hours to collect exactly the right tools and firmwares.  The second one took me less than 5 minutes (4.5 of which was the utility running).  Piece of cake.

damn, 5 at that price?  any thought of selling one to a gt'er? biggrin  my plans for getting a 3g are dwindling.
7341  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Woot off in progress on: July 30, 2008, 05:03:17 PM
surprised to see so many good items this round.  lots of ipods and pc stuff.  looks good. 
7342  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA August!! on: July 30, 2008, 05:01:48 PM
it all comes down to how much you get for castle crashers.  if they hold back a chunk of the levels ala exit or lumines in the hopes to charge us again, then it's a bad price. 

either way, i wait for reviews/impressions/demo. 
7343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WTF? Activision Drops Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend, Riddick and Others for... on: July 30, 2008, 04:58:47 PM
the core idea of the movie is a perfect match for a game, so why not use the source material if it's available?  take any good game with similarities to strong movies or books and imagine what a game using those properties could be like?  it makes them more interesting and could be a much better game for it.  hell, take the hook of being with the empire away from tie fighter and you have a basic space sim with a bad guy twist.  still could be cool, but it works so much better with star wars involved.

7344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wolverine ComicCon Footage on: July 29, 2008, 10:20:42 PM
too bad, i would have liked to see it.

i take it by their casting of william stryker that they are going to show him as a younger man than brian cox?  that was a pretty good fit imo.  just enough shadow conspiracy aura about him. 

i wonder who will be the cameo now?

and can we get a spider man 3 reboot please?
7345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: xkcd is awesome today on: July 29, 2008, 09:07:54 PM
man with one hat encounters man with two hats, decides it better to back away slowly. 
7346  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Woot off in progress on: July 29, 2008, 07:11:50 PM
good bye productivity, what sliver i had left.
7347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Red Bull on: July 29, 2008, 07:07:25 PM
you notice he said he almost slept through the phanton menace.  that movie put lots of people to sleep.
7348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 29, 2008, 07:04:55 PM
yup, closed immediately.  hepcat, you need to divert funding from the recipe division to the time travel division so you can go back and buy up a supply yesterday.

article in question

if your store was a franchise, then you are in luck however.  those aren't in the chapter 7 filing. 

this sounds like a royal screwing over by the owners to the workers.  no last paycheck, no forewarning, just a call at midnight telling them the store was closed. 
7349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 - E3 08 Impressions on: July 29, 2008, 06:18:36 PM
every time i read about fo3, i go back to thinking about how cool it would be to have that clock.  but damn, it's expensive.
7350  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: July 29, 2008, 06:13:20 PM
+1 to ascendent for ps2 sale.
7351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall on: July 29, 2008, 06:06:41 PM
bring on fall and our only remaining good sports team playing the best damn game to drink with.  what a disastrous year for baseball fans up here. 

not to mention how crappy a summer it's been.  hell, it freaking rained today.  july FN 29th?!  they have it on record that this marks the 4th time when rain fell on this day since the 50's. 
7352  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Red Bull on: July 29, 2008, 05:59:09 PM
other than TK, costco sells the imported mexican Coke in the bottle, also a cane sugar.  i like it a lot, but not as much as the root beer.
anything from Jones soda is cane sugar as well, and they have a wide variety of flavors.  thomas kemper also has a few flavors other than root beer.

they also tend to sell them around passover and most of the mexcan sodas are cane sugar. 

here's a quick little article i read about cane vs hfcs

sadly, most US makers are dedicated hcfs users.
7353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space Siege (demo) on: July 29, 2008, 05:39:36 PM
i must force myself to try this.  sounds like it could be a fun diversion.
7354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Red Bull on: July 29, 2008, 05:36:22 PM
i have been dropping the number of hfcs sodas in favor of cane sugar sodas.  one, they taste a hell of a lot better and cane sugar is no where near as bad as the corn syrup.  two, they also cost a bit more, so i buy less, which cuts down on my total intake.  win-win, and thomas kemper root beer kicks so much ass over the big brands, it's not funny.  

i tried a red bull once and was too wired to sit.  this from a guy who drinks a cup of coffee in the morning and usually grabs a grande something or other in the mid morning.
7355  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/28) on: July 29, 2008, 05:26:00 PM
nothing at all this week, as it was last week, and the week before, and the week before that.  summer dry spell. 

waiting on mercs 2 next i think, with a maybe for too human. 
7356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 - E3 08 Impressions on: July 29, 2008, 05:23:53 PM
360 ce on launch, pc regular version about 6 months out when all the mods have been tweaked to perfection. 
7357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WTF? Activision Drops Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend, Riddick and Others for... on: July 29, 2008, 05:10:24 PM
so, let's not take a chance on our riskier titles by floating their bills on the tried and true titles.  sounds like they are so afraid of failing even a little that they can't take the risk. 

i would drop their stock if i had any right now.  this is not a good sign of their long term viability.
7358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 08 Coverage Begins! on: July 28, 2008, 06:14:21 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 15, 2008, 06:29:06 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 15, 2008, 06:25:50 PM

Quote from: gellar on July 15, 2008, 05:44:27 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 15, 2008, 05:42:47 PM


It looks like my Wii is going to be a nice paper weight for the rest of the year.



I was really hoping for a Red Steel 2 announcement. slywink
just make it compatible with the motion plus and it's a done deal.


Red Steel 2 has been in development for many months now, and this new device will help us be even more precise in what we do with the product.

there's a good game in there, so hopefully they can pull this one off.
7359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Matrix Trilogy Box Set Triple-Dip Fun in October on: July 26, 2008, 08:34:26 AM
makes me glad i didn't get the hd dvd and this version, so i could get a blu ray copy instead.

not.  how in the H do they think this will sell?  are 2 and 3 re edited to cut out the crap?  no, then pass.  i'll do what ceekay is and get numero uno when it sells by itself.
7360  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Another lot of comic books on: July 26, 2008, 08:26:08 AM

Quote from: Turtle on July 26, 2008, 03:05:12 AM

The Walking Dead volume 1: Days Gone Bye
The Walking Dead volume 2: Miles Behind Us
The Walking Dead volume 3: Safety Behind Bars

V for Vendetta
Living With Zombies
Hellboy volume 1: Seed of Destruction
Hellboy volume 2: Wake the Devil

dibs on these ones.  lmk how much you want for them.  a definite for the walking dead books and a high probability for the other 4.  i need to check on these. 
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