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7601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mafia II impressions on: August 28, 2010, 06:28:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 28, 2010, 06:08:21 PM

Quote from: spigot on August 28, 2010, 05:17:32 PM

Time spent in Playboy articles - 00:01:40.

Wow, you're fast.  Not so much a spigot as a spout.

i guess #42 must be really nice. 

Quote from: spigot on August 28, 2010, 05:17:32 PM

Playmate #42 -  drool
7602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Other M on: August 28, 2010, 05:49:21 PM

Quote from: JCC on August 28, 2010, 03:06:09 PM

I just can't even comprehend the stupidity behind the decision to remove the tried and true equipment upgrade mechanic and replacing it with this absurd equipment "permission" system. That removes one of the most rewarding aspects of the series! My skepticism is not being abated by these reviews.

the bit in the review about the missiles and varia suit really turn the idea into absurdity though. 

"hey boss, if you would let me press this one button, we could jump ahead of our enemies and maybe end this conflict early."

"no, samus, i think we should hold back for now.  once you are safe and sound past this obstacle, then i will let you use it, thus saving you time for the next obstacle."
7603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Fall Gaming Rush is almost upon us, what are you buying? on: August 28, 2010, 05:29:09 PM
this is what i have on my list.  most will probably be rental though.  a few will be wait for impressions/reviews too. 

Tom Clancy's HAWX 2   9/7/2010
Halo: Reach   9/14/2010
Dead Rising 2   9/28/2010
Front Mission Evolved   9/28/2010
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West   10/5/2010
Two Worlds 2   10/5/2010
Medal of Honor   10/12/2010
Fallout: New Vegas   10/19/2010
Arcania: Gothic 4   10/14/2010
Fable III   10/26/2010
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II   10/26/2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops   11/9/2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood   11/16/2010
7604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: August 28, 2010, 07:32:20 AM
it's even shorter in co-op.  even on legendary it only took two nights and that was more due to the others being east-coast and crashing early (this being 3am or so).

at least it should have some replay value with the skulls again, although i never did.  played it twice through though.
7605  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Mosque Near Ground Zero on: August 28, 2010, 04:08:43 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 27, 2010, 03:38:31 PM

Also, Prince Alwaleed, the guy who owns 10% of Fox News, is the primary financier of this building.  Funny that the Islamaphobic goose stepping fearmongering racists at Fox are the ones screaming the loudest about this...

the 6 degrees of separation rhetoric has really given us some good laughs though.  both jon stewart and stephen colbert have done good pieces on the imagined links between those involved. 
7606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kittens Inspired By Kittens on: August 28, 2010, 04:01:56 AM
sorry, i couldn't listen longer than a few seconds before my eardrums burst.
7607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to the Future remake with.... Justin bieber....... on: August 28, 2010, 03:59:15 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 28, 2010, 03:30:32 AM

well fuck Caine, if you're going to give away the whole movie couldn't you at least use spoiler tags? Tongue

sorry, i'll remember next time during the heated discussion of my next screenwriting gig for Charles in Charge: The Movie
7608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation - What Could Have Been on: August 28, 2010, 03:56:39 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on August 28, 2010, 03:03:53 AM

Yaphet Kotto as Picard? Yes please.

that would have been pretty cool.  as would roy thinnes imo.

but casting diana crosby as troi?  wtf?

other oddness.  tim russ would have never been the first black vulcan if he took the role of geordi.  there are a few others who later became supporting characters who were potentially main characters. 
7609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to the Future remake with.... Justin bieber....... on: August 28, 2010, 03:28:36 AM
let's all think of how bad this can be.  so, there will of course be a music number (by this guy or his contemporaries) in there at some point, even if it's completely out of place, it's what the kids want.  which third rate washed out actor gets to play doc?  who will be marty's new best friend who is either completely idiotic, invents crap that doesn't work (just like his uncle doc) or is in some way handicapped (so that marty can go back and somehow fix him).  he may also be black too as they'll feel the need to diversify the cast for no apparent reason.  marty mcfly is no longer his name, he is now something less dorky, in an attempt to make the main character cool.  he may even be a jock this time around, but a cool jock, of course.

the film will go back to those wacky days in the 80's, because you know almost everything wacky happened then and the director (a former music video director) will think it's a cutely ironic nod to the original that fans of the first trilogy will appreciate (they won't).  it will also feature a mix of crappy re-mixed hits by the main "actor" and his friends.  it will be available on itunes and sell a ton of copies to tweens who now think the 80's are cool.  nobody alive during this time period will be able to stand the music though.

lastly, biff is now a super masculine woman (another nod to the new culture) who breaks down and shows her soft side rather than be a total douche the whole movie (again, new culture).  she won't be turned from bully-hood by a fight but rather some kind act of the main guy.  this will allow "marty" to get back in time to save doc, get the girl and win the big game.
7610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deep Black on: August 28, 2010, 02:25:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 28, 2010, 01:55:12 AM

Quote from: Chaz on August 28, 2010, 01:41:30 AM


Wet and Deep
Big Wet Chasms
Down and Damp
Deep Dark Damp
Big Wet Octopi

Big wet octopi?

This would work japan.
7611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deep Black on: August 28, 2010, 12:14:51 AM
A new underwater game could be cool, but that name needs to change. It sounds like two-thirds of a porn film.
7612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 08/27/10 on: August 27, 2010, 11:33:23 PM
Finishing up darkstar one to clear the spot in my gamefly queue and continuing the story in mafia 2.

If I hit up the pc for gaming, I plan on splitting time between SC2 and DoW2.
7613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: August 27, 2010, 08:27:15 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 25, 2010, 01:46:24 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on August 25, 2010, 06:14:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 22, 2010, 02:57:50 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 21, 2010, 06:35:04 PM

Quote from: disarm on August 21, 2010, 03:05:30 AM

Quote from: Gratch on August 21, 2010, 02:15:17 AM

Not normally my style of music, but damn if this ain't catchy.

F**k You

damn...that is pretty catchy icon_cool

This song needs to be DLC for Rock Band



Been stuck in my head since I first heard it a couple of days ago. It's... f'ng brilliant.  icon_smile

That was abso-fucking-lutely brilliant.   icon_lol

seeing as how they require you to sign in just to see 18+ material, i cannot see on youtube.  stupid useless age restrictions.  oh well, thank you google link and embedded site!
7614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Red Dead Redemption the movie? on: August 27, 2010, 08:20:59 PM
he looks a bit older these days so he could pull it off.  would need to get cut in a knife fight first though and forget to shave for a few weeks. 

could be interesting who they get to play the other principal actors and whether they go with the original ending or hollywood-ize it.  i would love the former, but the latter is almost guaranteed i think. 
7615  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking For: The First American Mcgees - Alice on: August 27, 2010, 08:16:31 PM

Quote from: The_Man on August 27, 2010, 12:24:57 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on August 24, 2010, 10:28:58 AM

Quote from: Caine on August 23, 2010, 01:37:27 AM

If not, I know I have a copy of it too.

Cool, haven't heard anything back from The_Man yet...  I'll PM ya Caine

I have it, complete in large box.

Doh, just sent this out too.
7616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Won!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 27, 2010, 07:31:13 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on August 27, 2010, 11:18:36 AM

come on  you dont get a 36000+ post count by posting actual references.  CeeKay has more nonsensical spammage than an expatriated Nigerian prince.  icon_razz

true, because between the time you posted this and now, it's gone up.

7617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: force of 100 million bombs to hit the earth on: August 27, 2010, 07:28:44 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on August 27, 2010, 11:52:23 AM

NASA speaketh!

The original link is confusing solar max with solar storm. Not that the danger isn't real, but no one is predicting another 1959-like "Carrington Event".

threat level down?  does that mean we should stop having sex with anything that moves then?

7618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10th Anniversary Gift Suggestions on: August 27, 2010, 06:32:14 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 27, 2010, 05:55:57 PM

Wow, times are harder than I thought if you can't afford an aluminum ring.

i had the same thought. 

hmm, aluminum and tin.  that sounds like a hobo dinner to me.  pork and beans heated in the can over an open fire with a cheap six pack of beer to wash it down with.

sorry, i got nothing. 
7619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 27, 2010, 05:49:24 PM
if you think the playboy's are hard to see, wait til you start looking for the wanted posters.  and there are 159 of these things.  bleh!

finished up with chapter 9 last night and i see a little of some reviewer's complaints regarding the game's length.

Spoiler for Hiden:
after you are "made", you get this nice little montage of interesting things you and joe are doing, but damn if would have been nicer to do them yourself rather than watch it happen.  oh well, i guess this "interactive movie" also has a montage.
7620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Serial Killer Roguelike on: August 27, 2010, 03:25:33 AM
If you win, expect a knock on the door by an FBI profiler and a lengthy interview about your whereabouts over the last 20 years because you just might be a serial killer.
7621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 - Headset sound quality improving this Fall on: August 26, 2010, 11:52:34 PM
Good news indeed. Now my real life friends may actually sound like normal on live.
7622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 has been hacked/jailbreaked on: August 26, 2010, 11:42:57 PM
So they have done it before, but I never noticed as I haven't gotten a ps3 game on release day and usually update when it prompts me to.
7623  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: August 26, 2010, 07:34:42 PM

Quote from: morlac on August 26, 2010, 03:59:31 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 26, 2010, 03:36:07 PM

Are you a gun owner by any chance?

Nope just Zombies.

well in that case, I would recommend getting a nice cricket bat for defense.
7624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time Waster: Solipskier on: August 26, 2010, 07:32:56 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 26, 2010, 06:15:18 PM


damn. How long was that game? 
7625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mafia II impressions on: August 26, 2010, 05:49:29 PM
Played up through chapter 6 and I am enjoying it. It isn't the deepest game and in light of RDR and other advancements in the genre, nothing terribly new either. Despite this, the environment is very nice and detailed and I love driving around just to see everything. The different elements are all well done and there isn't a sense of rushing to get it out the door. The game only seems lacking when compared to it's contemporaries. Is that fair?  Of course it is and at the same time, isn't. I put this into the same boat as crackdown 2, another sequel that adds almost nothing new to the original design. Both are solid games but both could have been better in the innovation department.

Giving this one an 8 so far and even though I haven't finished it yet, i see no reason it deserves higher or lower scores.
7626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 has been hacked/jailbreaked on: August 26, 2010, 05:30:31 PM
Just like the PSP discs. I haven't had that happen on the 60 gig ps3phat though. I'll probably run into it when lbp2 hits as I haven't updated since before they took out Linux support.
7627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 26, 2010, 05:17:16 PM
i like how the guy doesn't notice she was hit for a second.  up until then, it looks like he was bored and ignoring her
7628  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time Waster: Solipskier on: August 26, 2010, 05:15:47 PM
getting the hang of it but i've been able to hit over 320k in a short order.  getting the modifier up is huge as is getting the green gates.  i wish it was shown with a higher vertical resolution though as i just died to him falling down into a gap faster than i expected.

and a replay got me almost to 700k.  pretty fun game.  nice find bullwinkle
7629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: August 26, 2010, 03:40:42 PM
Enough of your friends will be buying it kato, just wait and see. Pretty sure this will be the big MP game of the year until black ops hits. 
7630  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: August 26, 2010, 03:36:07 PM
And as a bonus, once your pet has taken care of his pet, you won't have anything more to worry about. Perfect plan. Are you a gun owner by any chance?
7631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Season of Futurama Coming? on: August 26, 2010, 03:32:11 PM
Was that the "I said bow-chicka-wow-wow" episode?  I only caught the first half. The episodes are getting better.
7632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Won!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 26, 2010, 03:28:49 PM
They sent me one too, but stupid gmail mistakenly flagged it as spam and I missed the cutoff date. Does anyone know of an email service that doesn't flag these so I can get all those great offers I am always hearing about and contest notifications? 
7633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead State: The Zombie Survival RPG on: August 26, 2010, 03:23:50 PM
Sounds interesting and I hope it is similar to fort zombie but in more detailed ways.

i just read the about page and while i am bummed it's not a third person real time rpg, it sounds like they have got the right ideas to make an interesting game. 
7634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 26, 2010, 03:21:21 PM
Playing on hard and I haven't died in a gunfight yet. I have died due to crashing into a building at high speed, hitting a light pole at high speed, hitting another car head-on at high speed, and getting shot at point blank range by cops after getting boxed in (after hitting something at high speed).

I have died a bunch during the melee-fighting-only moments though due to leaving myself wide open to a combo.  So far, it's death by my own mistake and I haven't felt cheated yet.  This is on the console and after 6 chapters btw. 

Oh, I also died once after breaking through the guardrails on the bridge. 
7635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gas mileage - what's yours like? I just hit 600km (372miles) on: August 25, 2010, 04:05:48 PM
2001 Acura RSX ~170k.  i always get over 27 mpg on a 13 gal tank.  it's gotten better too.  i used to get 23-25 depending on traffic.  

the highlander fares a bit worse of course, but if we take it easy we get over 20 mpg.  
7636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 25, 2010, 02:47:53 AM
Nice shots ceekay. They really nailed the atmosphere.  Thanks man.
7637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: August 24, 2010, 08:15:50 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 21, 2010, 01:59:18 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 20, 2010, 10:23:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 20, 2010, 07:52:43 PM

Damn, I need a couple more points.

Same. Strange find though.

Actually, I think this might be a problem:

Just a warning - looks like Reach is out there in the wild. This time it seems we can't blame the French; apparently, a group of modders figured out how to fool into allowing a download of the copies put up for some press. (Ouch!) Videos and screenshots are already online, and it's likely that if you hang around on forums, you WILL see spoilers. (We'll do our best to keep them off the HBO forum, but we can't guarantee anything... and we certainly can't help with other places on the interwebs.) So if you're looking to play Reach unspoiled... now might be a good time to go dark.

Whoops. Talk about making it easy to pirate - they pulled it from Microsoft's own servers!

they are getting targeted and banned by ms though so it shouldn't last long.  i would still avoid the grungier parts of the web to avoid any spoilage.
7638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Ruler on: August 24, 2010, 08:12:00 PM
any comparison to sins of a solar empire?  obviously, this is more grand in scale but i am curious as i just restarted soase with mods and noticed this was out.  looks interesting to be sure.
7639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 24, 2010, 08:09:55 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on August 24, 2010, 03:21:35 PM

I look forward to playing this game in 2015.
quiet you!

it will be 2016 for sure
7640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 24, 2010, 08:08:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 24, 2010, 06:01:57 AM

damn, the winter part of the game is nicely done.

got any pics for those of us not running uber PCs?  my machine won't handle it as well so it's console for me.  also, broke so rental is cheaper.
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