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7321  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Bejeweled 2 Free! 10-10-10 until 10pm on: October 10, 2010, 11:59:37 PM
this is cool.  thanks for posting this up bullwinkle.
7322  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC hangs at boot on: October 10, 2010, 05:18:20 PM
This won't fix your DVD problem, but could be helpful if you find yourself without a drive and need to install:  windows 7 can be installed from USB. As long as you have a 2nd machine to set it up of course. I looked into it a while back when I had a suspect drive. In my case, the connector in the MB went out.

edit: fookin iphone spell checker. 
7323  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 10, 2010, 07:53:11 AM
Ugh, just ran through two whole levels without trip's help or ability to upgrade. I am now banking almost 400k in points once they let me use them. Really wish I had buffed up a bit first as the endless stream of mechs became a huge PITA. It might not really be endless, but after the third wave rushed me right after the checkpoint, I decided to just run past into a climbing sequence. It took a bit of luck to get past the groups later on. If it weren't for the masses, the level itself would be very short.

Still, I have been able to get past by most of the mobs. The story just took a darker turn which should be quite interesting to see develop. Only half way through the chapters.
7324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 10, 2010, 12:57:19 AM
well, i managed to get past that boss i was stuck on after the third try.  it helped knowing exactly what to do and to get in the groove for this type of combat.  still wish the camera was better though.

played through the next 3 chapters pretty quickly and i appreciate them not throwing a hard boss at you every end of level (so far).  i think the backdrop for chapter 5 is pretty awesome.  i have been pooling my points until i see what works.  any tips for picking the best upgrades?  i've buffed health and regen, combat awareness and counter attack.  i should get used to using it as any group of enemies really put up a fight, nevermind the potential for reinforcements.  i am glad you can interrupt that but really wish the timer was longer on hard.  by the time i hear the warning from trip and ID the mech i get enough time for two shots at it, tops.  never been able to hit the mech in time when it's up close, save the time i got the achievement for 1 second to go. 
7325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2010 on: October 10, 2010, 12:51:36 AM
bought and finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman in the course of two days.  really good read if you like his other modern fantasy kind of stories.  i especially liked that it didn't drag its heels.  i'll probably pick up bad omens the next time i hit the store. 
7326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: what should George Lucas do? on: October 09, 2010, 05:42:16 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on October 09, 2010, 05:27:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2010, 03:36:33 PM

re-make Episode IV with the alternates who tried out for it originally but didn't make it.  Christopher Walken as Solo!

Oh how I would love to see that.

"...get in there, you...big, furry oaf. I don't care what you... SMELL."
"Great job... kid. Now let's blow this thing and... GO home."

Although I would imagine with Walken in the lead, Han Solo would have been a little more menacing and not quite so rogue-ish.
it also would have made the one-liners achingly bad. Any of han's lines in ESB would have just gone flat. 
7327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: October 09, 2010, 04:09:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2010, 03:55:47 PM

Quote from: ScubaV on October 09, 2010, 03:51:40 PM

Except they've said it's a new IP.

wouldn't a game called 'World of Starcraft' technically be a new IP since it doesn't exist?  kinda along the lines of what Irrational pulled with their 'new ip' being Bioshock Infinite'?

that's what i would expect too.  "it's new because we haven't made a sci fi mmo yet".  actually, i would expect kotick to come out and say something along the lines of "we're calling it a new IP, so if you geeks can't accept this isn't a new IP, then you can go suck it."
7328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassins Creed Brotherhood on: October 09, 2010, 04:02:32 PM
this sounds better and better, especially given how bad my first impression was of the mp-esque section of ac2 was (the games).  i imagined a whole game around that sort of stuff and cringed.  this sounds much better and especially with the ability to blend in to the crowd.
7329  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: October 09, 2010, 05:58:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2010, 03:14:18 AM

Quote from: rittchard on October 09, 2010, 03:12:02 AM

Quote from: MaxSteele on October 09, 2010, 02:24:23 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 08, 2010, 03:26:41 PM

it doesn't look like Diablo 3 is getting much love at Blizzcon 2010.  unless I'm missing something they're only giving 3 hours of presentations on it aside from the demo

3 hours of presentations is enough time for a release date announcement!

A release date would make me cry with joy and give me a reason to live.  Provided it isn't 12/31/69  icon_twisted

the first act of the Barbarian class will be released in 2012, with every act (5 of them total) for every class (5 of those) being released every 18 months.
how much for the deckard cain expansion?
7330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 09, 2010, 05:56:03 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 08, 2010, 09:46:57 PM

Why would CoD 2011 suck?

I asked the same thing about CoD 3 when they announced IW wasn't doing it.

yeah, and if you sub in cod 2 and 3 for mw2 and cod??? ridah's statement makes just as much sense.  the new dev (to cod at least) will have to prove themselves able to handle the franchise, just like treyarch did.  it probably means the first game from the new guys will be lacking in some ways, nevermind when comparing it to the main dev. 

it could be fun to see guess at other devs taking the reigns.  imagine what a dev could do with the license.  personally, i would love to see a good eastern european dev take the game and give it a good spin. 
7331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/08/10 on: October 08, 2010, 09:27:34 PM
I might fire up halo reach and see if any of the challenges look fun or doable but it seems most of my friends list has moved on. I will continue on with scott pilgram until I finish it then go back to enslaved and dead rising 2 to see if I should keep them or send them back.
7332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? on: October 08, 2010, 03:35:26 PM
Good joke. I'll leave it to someone else to dig up the relevant snopes article.
7333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 07, 2010, 06:23:04 AM

Quote from: Enough on October 06, 2010, 03:38:22 PM

It's the circle of life.

this right here illustrates 99% of my wilderness deaths in red dead redemption.
7334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man 2 on: October 07, 2010, 03:34:26 AM
i wouldn't go that far atb.  while it wasn't as strong in the plot department as IM1, it's certainly no transformers 2. 

oddly enough, i will probably get it on blu ray for xmas and then have it sit on the shelf unwatched, just like the first one. 
7335  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [XBLM] Mass Effect2 DLC Sale Next week! on: October 07, 2010, 03:27:36 AM
it has also been confirmed that the deals of the weeks are eligible for the "buy 2400 points worth, get 800 back".  of course, they dragged their damn feet and i missed getting toy soldiers last week.  

i haven't decided to get overlord as at this point, it might be quite a while before i get back to me2, if ever.  i never did the extra freebies they gave you either.
7336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: October 07, 2010, 03:25:17 AM
finished it up on legendary.  was a lot easier than i anticipated actually and areas that gave me grief on heroic didn't hang me up too long.  some of them i was able to get past in one or two loads instead of the multiple attempts on heroic.  it really forces you to change your tactics and use the right weapon for the job and be aware of your surroundings.  i hope that IW and treyarch take the same approach to veteran difficulty that bungie uses instead of the "30 guys spawn in a 1 story house, know exactly where you are at all times and have perfect hip shooting aim" as this was infinitely more enjoyable than my veteran runs through mw1 and the hardened playthrough of [email protected] and mw2. 

hell, the end sequence only took 3 attempts before i had the pattern down cold and beat the game. 

awesome experience and i enjoyed the challenge (even while i cursed it up and down til i was blue in the face for yet another unexpected death)

now, that damn "they came to hear me beg" achievement can go suck my [email protected] though.  dozens of attempts and 5 successful assassinations but the damn code didn't know i would die had i missed.
7337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 07, 2010, 03:17:33 AM
yeah, the camera is pretty bad.  i am fighting the first boss and i cannot judge from the view when the best time to roll away is and have died a bunch of times on hard, even though i have buffed up life and the shield (which i doubt will help in this fight).  i got close one time where he started sparking but he hit me with his strong attack and killed me.  had i been able to see him properly, i would have been able to get out of the way. 

so far, i like this mix of exploration and combat but the damn camera really kills the big fights.  if i can't get past this guy i will have to restart and go to an easier difficulty. 
7338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley on: October 07, 2010, 12:57:32 AM
Hmm, maybe it's better I ended up with Scott pilgrim.  The difficulty of their last game eventually got the better of me. I'll wait until there has been some more impressions for now.
7339  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on: October 06, 2010, 06:56:19 AM
don't get your hopes too high just yet...
The previously rumored Prince of Persia Trilogy 3D for the PlayStation 3 has been confirmed by publisher Ubisoft today, stuffing three PS2 games onto one Blu-ray disc, which will only be available in Europe.
7340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/04) on: October 06, 2010, 03:28:09 AM
i picked up some points for the xbla deal and bought scott pilgrim after the trial.  i kind of broke my own rule and jumped at it instead of waiting to try comic jumper.  good fun so far.
7341  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands Impressions incoming! Level Cap going up. on: October 06, 2010, 03:25:39 AM
that has to be the oddest combo match up since burger king made games.  not sure i will bother with the goty version though as i have the two better expansions and the current used price is cheaper than half the new price. 
7342  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/04) on: October 04, 2010, 01:35:18 PM
Hoping enslaved will be on the way soon and I am going to pick up a few poons cards for comic jumper and another for that xbla points deal.
7343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: new 360 dash preview program on: October 01, 2010, 03:38:02 AM
what i really want is a way to see what full games i own and a quicker way to download and play them vs trial.  i wiped a few a while back in preparation for moving to a slim and kind of forgotten which ones i own.  i also want a faster way to swap between game and party chat as it's a huge pita to do so during any gaming, mostly due to the fact the damn dashboard takes so freaking long to load up it's useless. 
7344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: October 01, 2010, 03:20:23 AM
yup, $250 is the best price i think we can expect on this for a while.  however, i also expect that most retailers will try the same crap they did when the last major systems hit and force you into a bundle with a game and some overpriced accessories. 

i really wish they had just announced the US price at the same time.
7345  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 30: Sims 2 Double Deluxe or Manhunt 2 on: October 01, 2010, 03:10:20 AM
np.  i had nothing better to do until today anyways.  biggrin 

btw, i got paid today for 4 hours where i sat in a cube and read kotaku and GT and whatever i felt like as there was absolutely nothing to do.  (karma made up for it though in the second half where i and 3 other people sat in a single desk office facing the sun with no AC and powered up 300 laptops to check the MAC address)  yay for being employed again i guess. 

i only bought the tropico 3 + expansion the one day they lined up and also because i got them both for ~10 bucks.  i wasn't overly tempted by much else though.  it will be a long wait until steam's year end sale.
7346  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 30: Sims 2 Double Deluxe or Manhunt 2 on: September 30, 2010, 08:39:54 PM
Well, that's a pretty weak end to the sale. I was hoping for something much better.
7347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vegas Death Ray Burns People Alive! on: September 30, 2010, 04:21:26 AM
i wonder if they engineers considered the angle of the concavity when they put this one together. 
7348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars 3D starting in 2012 on: September 30, 2010, 04:19:03 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 30, 2010, 02:00:28 AM

It's the Disney strategy.  Put them back out every seven years to have the kids extort another round of toy money out of their parents. 

goddamn disney "vault".  so glad pixar didn't allow that shit to happen to them.
7349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 29, 2010, 04:23:03 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 29, 2010, 02:38:06 AM

Quote from: ericb on September 29, 2010, 02:20:10 AM

Quote from: ibdoomed on September 28, 2010, 04:30:29 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on September 28, 2010, 03:54:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 27, 2010, 02:58:18 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
she must have seen it.

I just don't see what you guys are eluding to, whatever that may be.
Explain please.

Just another transvestite, or transexual, or crossdresser, or whatever, I can't keep them straight.

I know it blows the fun part out of the picture but I'm almost positive that's a can of beer back there.

when you see it, you'll shit cans.

naw, doesn't have the same ring to it.

they all said she was frigid and now they have a reason to hang out with her.
7350  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: September 29, 2010, 03:22:11 AM
that's crazy.  wish i had seen that bit when it was available.  the old non-creeper mode didn't sell me on it and this game could be a love or hate thing with me anyways. 
7351  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath remake coming to PS3! on: September 29, 2010, 03:19:45 AM
yeah, i don't understand that bit either.  are they trying to tell us that any of the previous games released DLC are not over 2 gigs?
7352  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: which Windows 7 do I need? on: September 29, 2010, 12:20:43 AM

Quote from: Teggy on September 28, 2010, 11:30:13 PM

Will anything that runs in vista run in 7? She doesnt run anything out of the ordinary generally but does have some software that runs her sewing machine i might be concerned about.
if it works in vista, she should be ok.
7353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on: September 28, 2010, 11:28:17 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 28, 2010, 08:23:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 28, 2010, 02:21:01 PM

Incredibly difficult combat

I'll wait for a demo.

There's a demo out on PSN in Europe.  I'm not sure why it hasn't been released in the US yet, but I assume it will be available soon.

can you get a euro account ala 360 and d/l it that way?
7354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For Ceekay on: September 28, 2010, 11:24:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 28, 2010, 09:43:18 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on September 28, 2010, 09:41:08 PM

Daaammnnn, Ceekay! What did you do now?  icon_razz
I don't know. Why can't I get some cool fans, like those BBW's Caine always gets?

more cushion for the pushin'   thumbsup
7355  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: which Windows 7 do I need? on: September 28, 2010, 11:23:27 PM
it all boils down to this:
do you want/need to run programs in windows xp that don't work in vista/win7?
do you need to join the pc to a domain? 
do you need to back up to a network attached device?

based on 2 and 3 being more than the usual home user needs, i would say go with premium.  windows xp mode is nice but in all likelihood, she won't need to worry about that either unless she works from home or has a side job with very specific needs.

those three things are not worth the extra 80 bucks for the retail version for the majority of people. 
7356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 3 on: September 28, 2010, 08:16:55 PM
doubtful.  we tend to skip the fun stuff over here frown
7357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on: September 28, 2010, 07:40:46 PM
I would love a 3d take on the 2d gameplay. I don't know why they haven't done this already considering that the metroid prime games had a healthy dose of that gameplay.
7358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: September 28, 2010, 07:30:42 PM
If you decide not to wait, kmart gives you a $20 GC.

Just waiting on my rental in the mail.
7359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone picking up Front Mission today? on: September 28, 2010, 07:26:28 PM
I am tempted by a $45 sale price at kmart and by the fact I just landed a job. I need to read the GI review and see if anyone else liked it.
7360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lindsay Lohan hits rock bottom on: September 28, 2010, 04:54:48 PM
she was cute wasn't she?  now she's just cannon fodder for south park and family guy jokes.
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