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7601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winter Blast Coming to Portland on: December 15, 2008, 08:00:23 PM
one of the few benefits to living in the south end of the metro area.  no snow or icy roads, and although it's cold, i had a clear drive to work.  from the look of the parking lot, most of the locals had decent accumulation and tougher drives to work.  poor babies and their 30 minutes or less commute. 
7602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: December 15, 2008, 07:46:24 PM
thanks for that mytocles. 

Spoiler for Hiden:
i was under the impression that i could get access to some better armor than the talon mercs have.  although the one from crow sounds pretty cool though.

i looked in the guide for this info, but couldn't find anything.  btw, now that two of my traders are dead, does that mean their schematics are gone too?  maybe i got lucky with finding one on doc, but lucky didn't have one on his body, iirc
7603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: December 15, 2008, 06:53:27 PM
having just wrapped up the little quest in canterbury, i am kind of sol in this regard:

Spoiler for Hiden:
doc hoff died a long time ago, by the bandits camping in the b&b outside arefu, and i watched lucky whats-his-name die when he took on a deathclaw.  of course, this makes roy's offers less attractive as there isn't anyone to take the traders' places.  it's both cool and annoying that valuable npc's can be killed without direct contact.  i found doc's body by the hotel's mailbox and his guard and brahmin were nowhere to be found.  i did not see or hear the conflict which killed him.  so, i now wonder what kind of trader upgrade each of these two would have had due to my investment.  i did put some change into upgrading crow's goods, so i really hope to meet him before he gets killed.

on the plus side, it means i found the schematic much earlier than i would have normally.
7604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/15) on: December 15, 2008, 06:38:57 PM
nothing.  still on cod5 for mp and back into fallout 3 for the sp. 
7605  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Throw us a bone (site redesign related) on: December 12, 2008, 10:50:47 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 12, 2008, 10:48:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 12, 2008, 10:45:22 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 12, 2008, 05:52:55 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 12, 2008, 05:40:32 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 11, 2008, 11:55:23 PM

as this happened to my first internet 'home', i would find such news painfully ironic. 

You can never go home again, Oatman!  But I guess you can shop there.

Yeah, I brokered the deal.  Sorry about that.

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10 YEARS, MAN!

apache?!

Heh, no.  I was paraphrasing Grosse Pointe Blank since that is what Isgrimnur was quoting. 

oh tay!
7606  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Throw us a bone (site redesign related) on: December 12, 2008, 10:45:22 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 12, 2008, 05:52:55 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 12, 2008, 05:40:32 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 11, 2008, 11:55:23 PM

as this happened to my first internet 'home', i would find such news painfully ironic. 

You can never go home again, Oatman!  But I guess you can shop there.

Yeah, I brokered the deal.  Sorry about that.

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10 YEARS, MAN!

apache?!
7607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: KB Toys files Chapter 11 on: December 12, 2008, 09:25:44 PM
damn.  that looks awesome.  but not 200 bucks awesome.
7608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for advice on a reward for a special employee... on: December 12, 2008, 09:21:53 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 12, 2008, 09:15:46 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 12, 2008, 09:13:32 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 12, 2008, 09:06:27 PM

perhaps it's better you put a good note in her file instead.

 unibrow

Just don't forget to...collate.  unibrow

Lamest ... innuendo ... EVAR!  Tongue

pug is one strange individual.  maybe that explains his addition to the nsfw thread.
7609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NEWS]Child remains found in Orlando near Anthony home on: December 12, 2008, 09:11:06 PM
well, if they know something, they should be talking, although if they can't keep the story straight, i'm inclined to think they have something to hide.
7610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for advice on a reward for a special employee... on: December 12, 2008, 09:06:27 PM
sorry turn of events pete, but if you think that perceived favoritism could come back to haunt you, then perhaps it's better you put a good note in her file instead.  while everybody thinks it's nice to get a gift beyond what your peers do, some people hate it when someone else gets one and they don't.  this can cause some resentment and backbiting.  that much i have seen before.

7611  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Zombie Blasting Safe House Crashing Tongue Shooting Vomit Dodging Friday Night on: December 12, 2008, 07:44:12 PM

Quote from: Tokek on December 12, 2008, 02:01:50 AM

I will try to make it but GF has been complaining that I've been spending too much time with the "zombie game" lately (I have it for the PC as well).  I'm in PST so I may be on later than most of you.

also pst, so if you see me, send me an invite.  i don't know if you are on my friends list though.
7612  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 12, 2008, 07:43:09 PM
well, my hatred of dome turned around completely last night.  after a very normal start of 5 deaths in 2 minutes due to crappy spawns, i popped up and got the drop on 2 in that outside standalone perch, then one attacking a friendly, then another in the 2nd outside elevated camping spot, then a 5th after he missed with a sticky grenade, giving me an arty.  dropped that with uncanny luck and tore up three more. instant dogs ftw!!!!  they killed 5 all by themselves and i survived to see a 2nd friendly call them in again while taking out 7 more before running out of ammo.  biggrin

had i just enough good luck to reload a second faster with the smg i snagged and i could have gone to a 20 kill streak. 

best damn night i have had so far even considering the profanity laced dill-hole who cursed us out after we slaughtered them on airfield, despite our reluctance to run out into the open like "real men" would, according to him.
7613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nov 2008 NPD Sales Stats on: December 12, 2008, 07:33:52 PM
last i heard, it was fall 2010 at the earliest for the next gen.  personally, i'm ok with that or even 2011 before getting a new system.  i am perfectly happy with the games at this stage and i don't feel it necessary to add motion to every 360 game out the door.  plus it means i still get to play whatever game i like without weighing the pros and cons of buying a new system just to do so.  
7614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nov 2008 NPD Sales Stats on: December 12, 2008, 12:14:30 AM
curious what fallout 3's numbers were from combined sales as no single sku sold more than 300k
7615  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Throw us a bone (site redesign related) on: December 11, 2008, 11:55:23 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 11, 2008, 12:53:21 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 11, 2008, 12:31:23 PM

There is a Karma system built into the forum software that would sorta do what you are talking about.  The hitch is that most people don't want to be judged, and it may deter people from posting.

As for the redesign....uhm...I really REALLY want to tell you guys stuff but I can't quite yet.  Give me a few days...

Dont worry, its all over at IGN.com

"IGN aquires Gamingtrend.com as newest member of the family"

Spoiler for Hiden:
just kidding  icon_wink

as this happened to my first internet 'home', i would find such news painfully ironic. 
7616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: Salvation First Look on: December 11, 2008, 11:51:23 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 11, 2008, 11:03:45 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 10, 2008, 02:13:13 PM

Who's Marcus Wright? Is that from the tv show?

Good question. I'm not sure who he is either. Maybe someone else knows.

i know, but i'm not sure you want to know.  just know that you shouldn't try to find out until the movie is out and you should be pretty well satisfied. 

he is a character in t4, listed as connor's second in command.  i will say nothing more and warn you not to go to the wiki site, nor imdb for that matter or be spoiled.
7617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for advice on a reward for a special employee... on: December 11, 2008, 11:48:27 PM
dude.  if she really warrants enough attention to get a gift above and beyond your words and respect, i would give her $50 to a nice restaurant.  it's enough to pretty much cover two people for dinner and not require a lot of out-of-pocket expenses outside of a tip.  it's also pretty timely as she wouldn't likely be doing such a thing during a busy shopping season/downturn.  personally, if a manager gave me that kind of coin, knowing my family arrangement, i would be very appreciative that they value me enough to wish my wife and i to have a good night out without worry. 

sadly, these clowns seem more likely to cut my hours (or worse) than so much as thank me. 
7618  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Woot Off just started on: December 11, 2008, 10:20:22 PM
BoC was up and gone.  i never got further than the main page and i first saw it pop up at 98% available.  nuts to me.
7619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Production is Up but so is Demand - Way Up on: December 11, 2008, 10:13:02 PM
at this rate, i would be surprised if they satisfied the current market before the next gen comes out.  this could bite them in the butt though as many of the early adopters (myself included dec 06) have already moved on and are now wary/weary of a new wii system and those late adopters will be somewhat fresh off a console purchase and unwilling to upgrade for a marginal benefit. 

with next generation approaching for a likely fall '10 release, there isn't as much time for people new to the system to feel like they have gotten the full benefit of ownership. 

7620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 11, 2008, 09:56:05 PM
the first time i see DR drop to $15 new, i am grabbing it, but it's a bit much to add right now with everything else i have to play.
7621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360 owner - suggestions please on: December 11, 2008, 09:54:06 PM
full list of BC games, straight from the horse's mouth

from this, i recommend
crimson skies - fun take on air combat with good action and humor.  still stands up pretty well graphically.
indigo prophecy - if she didn't play it on the pc, it's worth a shot here
dreamfall - same as above
conker's bad fur day - a raunchy take on the mario 64 style of game

the only problem i see is being able to find good copies of many games these days. 

i recommend the saints row games.  1 is dirt cheap, and 2 is a ton of fun and has co-op.  (i forget if it's split screen though)
7622  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: December 11, 2008, 09:32:01 PM

Quote from: ravenvii on December 04, 2008, 02:45:42 AM

+1 to Caine for the Vista trade, thanks!

and a belated +1 back to ravenvii
7623  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: December 11, 2008, 09:30:55 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on December 11, 2008, 09:27:56 PM

+1 to Caine
and a +1 back to mirage775
7624  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Zombie Blasting Safe House Crashing Tongue Shooting Vomit Dodging Friday Night on: December 11, 2008, 09:05:00 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 11, 2008, 08:50:17 PM

I'll join you on Friday, but it probably won't be until 11, unless the wife is extremely tired, then maybe 10.  She usually falls asleep on the couch, which lets me play "quiet" games until she heads into the bedroom.

not sure, but i don't think L4D is considered a quiet game, what with all the screaming zombies and all.   slywink
7625  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: No Bailout for GM please. Let em die. on: December 11, 2008, 08:57:45 PM
well, it looks like the bill may die in the senate.

senate republicans, and especially McConnell, are rejecting the bailout as it exists right now.  they see this as a much different beast than the bank bailout. 

7626  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NEWS]Child remains found in Orlando near Anthony home on: December 11, 2008, 08:46:40 PM

Quote from: msteelers on December 11, 2008, 08:44:47 PM

There have been hundreds of people combing that area for months now. Either they all did a really bad job, or the body was just dumped there.

At least, that was my first thought when I saw it on the news.

Quote from: Caine on December 11, 2008, 08:28:36 PM

sad day for that family.  if the mother (dare she even call herself one) is found guilty, i hope she hangs. 

I also would like to see the mother hang, but I have no sympathy for the grandparents.

i haven't followed the trail around the grandparents.  anyone care to give me the cliff notes version? 

edited due to a miswording.
7627  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 11, 2008, 08:45:13 PM
i could have sworn that one of my betties was still in place after a respawn on dome (god, my hatred for that map tripled after my last match there, after getting killed 2 seconds after respawning in front of an enemy numerous times.)
7628  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Zombie Blasting Safe House Crashing Tongue Shooting Vomit Dodging Friday Night on: December 11, 2008, 08:42:56 PM
as long as the party doesn't die out too early, i'd like to get in on the action too.  my guess is that cod5 will be the big focus for most of the regulars with the double xp deal this week and the party will be full by the time i get online.
7629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 11, 2008, 08:36:18 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 11, 2008, 08:25:27 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 11, 2008, 08:17:34 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 11, 2008, 08:12:16 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 11, 2008, 07:52:47 PM


not really, but i do keep track of my kill count.

The game does that for you in the achievements...

i know, i mean i check my progress on that one after i end the game for the night.

Ahh. Me too. I'm about 11% there.  Did you get it in Dead Rising?

no.  i never actually played much in DR beyond the opening sequence.  a factor of being a late adopter i guess and having and trading the game away twice during a peak season in gaming (fall '07).  i am not as far with this one, but i do try to stay as far forward to get a chance to mow down the hordes though. 
7630  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: Salvation First Look on: December 11, 2008, 08:34:03 PM
and the timelines of the different books are each a different timeline of their own. 

i really like that they don't define one of the TL's as the proper one, thus discounting everything else.  of course, a lot of that is the result of not having one person or group in charge of the IP ala george lucas.

now we just need someone to redefine alien 3 and 4 and the avp movies and remake aliens 3 as the dark horse comics imagined.  then all would be good with the world.
7631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NEWS]Child remains found in Orlando near Anthony home on: December 11, 2008, 08:28:36 PM
sad day for that family.  if the mother (dare she even call herself one) is found guilty, i hope she hangs. 
7632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An interesting perspective... on: December 11, 2008, 08:27:02 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 11, 2008, 07:14:31 PM

Cool stuff.  From the thread title I expected this to be another posting of that forced perspective sidewalk art.

i was expecting the similar art of painting yourself to blend in with the background from a set viewpoint.  kind of like a real life mockup of a stealth suit.
7633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How often are you sick? on: December 11, 2008, 08:25:13 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on December 11, 2008, 08:20:40 PM





what, don't clones get sick too?

i average about once per year.  so far, i have avoided anything bad enough to knock me out from work, which at this point i would welcome a break.

coincidentally, i just read a report about how less than 1/3rd of adults get the flu shot. 
7634  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Monty Python: 16-Ton Megaset: $30 on: December 11, 2008, 08:22:30 PM
not surprising considering how long the show lasted, but it's similar to snl in that if you sat down and watched a whole year's worth of episodes during one of the big years, you would come away with a lot more you had forgotten about.  i got the same effect after a bond binge from last year's $99 21 disc amazon sale.  or to a lesser effect when i watched all 4 sets of futurama every day for a week.

i intend to take it slow with this set though.  
7635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 11, 2008, 08:17:34 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 11, 2008, 08:12:16 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 11, 2008, 07:52:47 PM


not really, but i do keep track of my kill count.

The game does that for you in the achievements...

i know, i mean i check my progress on that one after i end the game for the night.
7636  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Monty Python: 16-Ton Megaset: $30 on: December 11, 2008, 08:03:25 PM
damn you eddie.  :grr


and thank you for posting this.  biggest steal of the season

too bad it's backordered now.  nuts to me for not checking the site earlier.

a little annoyed at how pushy the coupon service is though.  did i just sign myself up for more spam?
7637  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: A few 360 games for trade - Looking for DS games on: December 11, 2008, 08:01:20 PM

Quote from: kathode on December 11, 2008, 12:08:04 AM

I've got a looooong holiday trip coming up. 

while i have nothing to trade, i wanted to say that you deserve a good long vacation.  huge props to you and the whole team kathode.  thumbsup
7638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] 1 year, 10,000 Gamerscore - an adventure on: December 11, 2008, 07:59:17 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 11, 2008, 09:07:39 AM

Play CoD on Veteran?  Not fun, no thanks.   Play any game online ranked?  Depends on the game, many have settings I just don't care for that are required to get an achievement.

a huge +1 for cod on veteran.  more hulk rage inducing "break game in half and nuke the f--ker" moments than i really ever want to deal with again. 

on that note, i am really relieved that i finished cod5 on hardened.  that was a pita, but not as bad as veteran.  100pts for that is well earned imo. 

having beat halo3 on legendary through a kickass co-op group session stands as one of my fond moments as i haven't had as much fun (enough to group up the next night to finish the campaign, actually) in a co-op since. 
7639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 11, 2008, 07:52:47 PM
yup, and i found this out first hand after completing 3 or 4 of 5 parts of blood harvest.  it's kind of disappointing actually, but no matter.  it gives me more motivation for getting the genocidest achievement biggrin

not really, but i do keep track of my kill count.
7640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: December 11, 2008, 07:50:45 PM
not sure how the whole "new weapons and armor to take back into the wasteland" dealio works considering this is a sim, but whatever.  this is a day one purchase, as is the other two. 

now, can we get a dlc set in the commonwealth?  if those mo-fo's can get tech'ed up enough to need the voight-kampff test, then i would really love to see what kind of civ they have created for themselves.
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