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7841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 sharing? on: December 29, 2008, 10:36:18 PM
i had heard of this, but it seemed pretty sketchy to me at the time.  it's basically a sign to psn publishers "hey, we are undercutting potential sales by allowing users to download free copies from your friends."  not sure why they decided to make it public.  the biggest drawback is that your info is in your account, and once you give someone the id/password, it's up to their honor not to change it.  of course, if you have a credit card on file for psn purchases, you would need to clear the card before trading info or you risk someone buying everything on the market.

that said, i would like it as an option once i have finished a downloaded game. 
7842  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My new toy (and a chance to say "I told you so")... on: December 29, 2008, 09:18:36 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 24, 2008, 08:15:17 AM

Quote from: The Grue on December 23, 2008, 08:43:35 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 21, 2008, 02:10:01 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 20, 2008, 10:43:01 PM

Not on the pet model I had.  Regardless, I am thrilled with the results so far.  I can't believe how much crap was still in my carpet.   icon_eek

That's brings up a complaint I have about the Dyson. It sucks too hard.

Man, I gotta get my penis into one of those things.

Did I say that out loud?

I am guessing that would hurt....very badly.

 retard

can you say "de-gloving"


 eek
7843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chronicles of Narnia: Caspian on: December 29, 2008, 09:17:16 PM
could be worse.  could have failed after 'lion' like the golden compass did and not even get a sequel. 

any idea if the old bbc series does the books justice? 
7844  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dave Barry's 2008 year in review on: December 29, 2008, 09:14:32 PM
nice find.  he has some really good barbs in there.  oj, barack, germany > france, the 'little three'

7845  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wall-E on: December 29, 2008, 07:16:17 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on December 28, 2008, 10:11:02 PM

Actually, that was the first thing I said when I saw the movie for the first time a couple weeks ago... it totally reminded me of Fallout 3.

Loved the movie, don't know if The Incredibles or Wall-E is my favorite Pixar movie.

same here.  especially the scenes showing the elevated freeway section that had fallen. 
7846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: December 26, 2008, 08:06:32 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on December 26, 2008, 07:19:10 PM

A judge has apparently taken a big poop that could well entangle the Watchmen and prevent/delay its release:

Judge In 'Watchmen' Case Rules For Fox; Fans Brace For Fallout
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/12/judge-in-watchm.html
Quote
In a twist befitting the comic book in question, the judge presiding over the legal battle for distribution rights to Watchmen found in favor of Fox.

The bottom line: Warner Bros. had absolutely no right to roll film on Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons superhero classic. As fans wait to see if the ruling will prevent the film from being released as scheduled on March 3, Fox and Warner Bros. are waiting to see if the court will determine how much Fox should get for being so wronged... unless the studios decide to settle the matter themselves.
There have certainly been movies where two giant studios worked together, Titanic (20th Century Fox and Paramount) being maybe the most prominent example, but usually that's agreed on before the actual making of the movie. I don't recall any "shotgun wedding" post-production cooperative agreements, though I imagine there must've been one at some point.

I guess Fox's legal concerns date way back (everyone just assumed it would get settled out of court some how), and the judge's decision is just moving them back to the forefront of things.

nuts.  fox needs to lay off the creative team, regardless of the legal outcome.
7847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Friday Fun] Word Association on: December 26, 2008, 08:03:03 PM
dentist
7848  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 12/08) on: December 26, 2008, 07:58:57 PM

Quote from: namatoki on December 21, 2008, 06:45:31 PM

+1 to Caine for payment. Thanks!

and a +1 back to you for fast shipping on a great deal.
7849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: metacritic's 2008 top 10 on: December 26, 2008, 07:56:39 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 26, 2008, 06:01:42 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 26, 2008, 05:06:23 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 26, 2008, 04:18:35 PM

Also, how is Gears of War II reviewed better (on average) than Fallout 3?

Some people actually think Gears 2 is the better game.  icon_wink

How? The borked up multiplayer alone should disqualify it from any mention for GOTY. It is a GOOD game, I enjoyed playing and beating it......but it is not the 5th best title of 2008, nor should it be ranked higher than Fallout 3, or even Rock Band 2 for that matter.

Oh well, just a difference in opinion I suppose.  icon_biggrin

borked mp?  i guess that explains why nobody on my friends list seems to be playing this now.  shame too, as i just started on the sp campaign and was hoping to get a 2nd round through with co-op
7850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Friday Fun] Word Association on: December 25, 2008, 10:24:09 PM
zombie
7851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Great new Gmail feature on: December 25, 2008, 10:20:15 PM

Quote from: Darkstar One on December 25, 2008, 07:59:18 PM

I have a good mind to tell the brat that Mom is going to return the PS3 and the games Santa left him.

Nah, no need to punish him because Mom was a schmuck.

tell him that he's just holding it temporarily for a donation in his name to the local children's hospital.

revenge + guilt = payback time, son.
7852  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2009 - The Year Ahead In Gaming on: December 25, 2008, 03:06:30 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 24, 2008, 11:54:13 PM

I hope there's alot more games in part 2, because there were only about 4 PC games listed in the first part that have my interest: Dragon Age: Origins, Alan Wake, Borderlands and The Godfather 2.

+1 on all of these plus the 360 version of sacred 2.

of course, none of those are pc only, so i guess i really have nothing on the pc to look forward to after all.  frown
7853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post your Christmas Loot Here on: December 25, 2008, 03:05:07 AM
not expecting much this year, what with the kid, crappy job outlook, loss of my stepfather (who usually got me a game or BB gift card) and a father who is trying to dig himself out of a hole.  most of my recent sale price purchases are considered as my xmas and b-day gifts. 

got some good toys lined up for my daughter though, so we are both looking forward to tomorrow's unwrapping.
7854  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Fable 2 FS - price dropped on: December 24, 2008, 09:45:59 PM
$40 shipped, paypal preferred.

all done with it, and with the backlog i have, i won't be going back in for quite a while, if ever.  everything is in great condition.
7855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winter Blast Coming to Portland on: December 24, 2008, 09:44:20 PM
all good in the south end too, although i was pretty much demanded to show up today, despite the weather, the fact that it's xmas eve, and the obviously empty buildings (i think there's 6 people other than myself on the premises right now.) 
7856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: World of Goo - Wii GOTY, IGN... on: December 24, 2008, 09:40:02 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on December 24, 2008, 06:48:12 AM

Well, Mario Kart wasn't even the best version of Mario Kart to come out in the last 5 years and Smash Bros, though well done for what it is, doesn't appeal to everyone. I'm excited to try out World of Goo and see what all the buzz is about.

A big part of me is glad to see something win that isn't a sequel.

+1 to all three points.  hell, mario kart isn't all that different from it's ds counterpart aside from the obvious and ssbm is a perfect example of N's reliance on redoing their properties instead of revamping them like smg. 
7857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360] Diablo-likes on: December 24, 2008, 09:37:46 PM
i am also looking forward to sacred 2.  co-op in a world that size will be kickass. 
7858  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: End War + Wireless headset = $50 @ Best Buy on: December 24, 2008, 08:41:03 PM
it should last at least until saturday as it's one of the ad deals.  this is also available online. 

7859  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 24, 2008, 08:39:52 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on December 24, 2008, 02:01:47 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 23, 2008, 10:56:11 PM

just do what i did.  get the deal at best buy right now.  endwar plus the headset for $50.  the game isn't too shabby either.

Thanks, but I need a wireless network adapter, not a wireless headset.  We're staying with my parents, who have a great wireless network but the router (which I could plug into with a cable) and the nearest TV aren't even on the same floor.  The only way to get online and play anything on Live is to go spend the $90-$100 on the wireless network adapter.  Or, I suppose, whatever it would cost for about 100' of Cat6 cable, but I don't think they'd be as crazy about that.

reading is hard.  :facepalm
7860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas people! on: December 23, 2008, 11:20:52 PM
+1 to the idea of GT as a 2nd family.  i log on damn near every day, play mp with the group whenever i get the chance, and  consider many here as friends. 

merry xmas to everyone. 
7861  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: UbiSoft holiday price cuts [PoP, Far Cry 2, EndWar] on: December 23, 2008, 10:57:01 PM
gs was all sold out of pop.  oh well. i have too much right now anyways.
7862  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 23, 2008, 10:56:11 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on December 23, 2008, 08:59:48 PM

Day 3 of holiday travel, time since last online CoD5 match, approx. 89.5 hours.  Signs of withdrawal beginning to appear.  Fallout 3 has been finished, Mass Effect has been started, and along with Rock Band, Mercs 2, and LEGO Indiana Jones some sanity is being maintained.  For now.  Urge to waste $90 on wireless 360 adapter...rising. 

just do what i did.  get the deal at best buy right now.  endwar plus the headset for $50.  the game isn't too shabby either.
7863  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Tom Clancy's Endwar MP: TOW or Skirmish on: December 23, 2008, 10:54:50 PM
still getting my feet wet with this one, but i could be game.
7864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/22) on: December 23, 2008, 10:53:53 PM
also bought the endwar set.  the headset feels much better than the wired one, and when i use my larger headphones over it, it doesn't leave me with a headache or pain in my ears.  so far, i haven't used them in game, but from a pure comfort level, they are very nice.  and no more random disconnects due to putting the controller down.

played 6 or so missions in endwar's prelude campaign.  so far, so good.  voice chat is cool, but the default interface is so easy to use, i may not even use it as much.  still worth keeping around though, just to see if i like it.  

and the price even removed the frown i get from the wife.  awesome  thumbsup
7865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jeebus I'm BORED!! on: December 23, 2008, 10:45:42 PM
hehe.  just tell him that he can't win too much or it will affect his performance review.  biggrin
7866  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here comes the snow on: December 23, 2008, 10:44:33 PM
8 inches total as of monday morning, above a 2 inch crust of packed in ice.  fun times for driving.  wife made it home ok, just took 3x as long.  most of the stuff in the trees melted off, but i did snap a few cool pictures sunday night. 

we went out yesterday to the shopping maul, and it was a madhouse everywhere.  parking lots with random piles of 3 ft high dirty snow, patchy ice over every roadway.  all of the major roads were sanded, and the freeways were bare thank god. 

today, nothing new on the ground, but nothing melted either.  tonight, another few inches across the region and some more speculated to fall xmas eve.  lovely. 

oh, and my manager guilt tripped me into showing up for a few hours, for "face time" to support all 5 people who also came in.   finger 

so far, i haven't done jack squat except ask the same people 3x, getting the same answer and keeping the seat warm. 
7867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jeebus I'm BORED!! on: December 23, 2008, 10:35:06 PM
pad, pad, pad. 


rinse, repeat. 

we do it all the time.  just look at ceekay!

how about pandemic 2 here's your chance to end all human life, right when you resent everybody who got to take vacation? 

believe me, it's a nice diversion from being one of 5 people in the office when you do tech support.  there's only so many times i can walk around the office asking if everything is all right.  idiot manager. 

and congrats on the raise.  that's impressive, assuming they didn't move you up from $10 per hour to $15.  slywink

7868  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My new toy (and a chance to say "I told you so")... on: December 23, 2008, 10:30:20 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on December 23, 2008, 04:58:14 PM

Ah, men discussing the best vacuum cleaner and how to use it.....


I must be on the wrong forum, pardon me................

if you are gonna talk vacuums, you gotta go all out.

/tim allen
7869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/22) on: December 22, 2008, 09:08:48 PM
any word on which headset this is?  just want to make sure this isn't a cheap piece of plastic, but the MS wireless set.

looks like the official one as this was usually $90. 

need to make me a trip outside today.
7870  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: COD5 35.00 at Best Buy this week on: December 22, 2008, 07:39:55 PM
the sp is good, but not as good as cod4.  a few memorable levels, but nothing spectacular.  biggest improvement though is co-op through the campaign. 
7871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/22) on: December 22, 2008, 07:27:59 PM

Quote from: msteelers on December 22, 2008, 04:34:59 PM

Quote from: KC on December 22, 2008, 01:48:13 PM

FWIW, I bought Tom Clancy's Endwar with the free 360 wireless headphone for $50 from Bestbuy yesterday.  It seemed like a pretty good combo deal.

Whoa. I thought the wireless headsets were $60. I was already planning on picking up the wireless headset after christmas, but I might have to pick this up today when I go to Best Buy to buy some presents for people.

damn, if i could manage to get out in this weather, i would grab this just for the headset and sell off the game after trying it out.  totally worth it at that price.
7872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My new toy (and a chance to say "I told you so")... on: December 22, 2008, 02:45:46 AM
Quote from: i said this earlier
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.

Quote from: PeteRock on December 20, 2008, 10:43:01 PM

Not on the pet model I had.  Regardless, I am thrilled with the results so far.  I can't believe how much crap was still in my carpet.   icon_eek

It runs smoothly, it's easy to move around the room, and it picks up everything.  Plus it works great on tile as well with a special small area attachment.

this is my assessment too.  there is nothing as damning to a vacuum than running a dyson over what you just 'cleaned'. 
7873  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 21, 2008, 07:29:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 21, 2008, 12:19:17 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 18, 2008, 07:37:01 PM

I'm going to be off work and able to play for almost 2 weeks and will have nobody to play with since everyone else actually DOES stuff for the holidays.

I'd play with you but you kicked me off your friends list  crybaby
i went to add you last night and your list is full. 
7874  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here comes the snow on: December 21, 2008, 07:03:11 PM
we got about 3-4 here in tacoma (south of seattle, for you wondering) with a nice crust of ice on top. to match the one on the bottom.  not stopping people from driving though, just most of them, myself included.  i think it was worse south of here

it's starting up again and expected to continue through the day.  hooray for me.  guess this means my wife will be stranded at work for a 2nd night.  :grrr
7875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: December 21, 2008, 07:00:28 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 21, 2008, 06:55:20 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 21, 2008, 06:24:44 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 21, 2008, 06:12:51 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 21, 2008, 05:48:33 PM

I finally started this and am already annoyed that I am at someone's house for a "mission" and the door is locked and he's asleep since it's night time.  So now I have nothing to do except wait or drive back to my place to pass the time.

Not sure where you are at but you are definitely missing something- the game's day and night cycles don't work like that.  People are always available.  Check your objectives and make sure you are in the right place. 

I basically just started and am at Mike's Bar and the door to get into the bar is closed and there's no interaction icon when I point at the door.  I rescured a woman from a logging camp and she told me to go there, as did the guy who gives you your first couple misssions.  That didn't happen for you?

Check your mssion objectives in the menu- I think you may be hitting the same thing that tripped up a lot of people- IIRC you have to go into the weapons shop, use the terminal, and buy a weapon and then Mike's Bar will open.

Don't let that deter you though- that's pretty much the only time the game throws something so arbitrary at you.  

now that you mentioned it, this is probably what i forgot about this point in the game.
7876  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: UbiSoft holiday price cuts [PoP, Far Cry 2, EndWar] on: December 21, 2008, 06:58:58 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 21, 2008, 06:45:52 PM

I asked last night and the guy at Gamestop said it was a sale.  Looking at Amazon it's still listed as being 59.99 (51.99 with their discount) and GoGamer has it for 47.90.

ah.  the article sounded like a 'first sighting of a price drop' sale.  too bad i'm snowed in or i just might have made a trip for pop.
7877  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 12/08) on: December 21, 2008, 06:55:33 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 19, 2008, 09:22:44 PM

List Updated (at long, long last).  Sorry for the extensive delay. 

damn cool KG  thumbsup
7878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: December 21, 2008, 06:54:19 PM
i may be mis-remembering this on account of how long it's been since i started, but that first mission to mikes seems like it happened to me too.  i screwed up at the save house and advanced 13 hours instead of 1 and it was before dawn when i went there and had to run around for a bit until the door was accessible. 
7879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Now Factor-5 Has Closed Down on: December 21, 2008, 06:47:42 PM
the only one that comes to mind is that sylpheed game for the 360, which didn't seem to sell very many.  played it for a bit and i liked it, but it was more like a 3d 'bullet storm' shooter like something Treasure would make.

so, this makes 2 developers who went with sony this gen, put out mediocre games, then disintegrated.  any other devs we should watch out for now KG? 

i really hope quantic dream doesn't end up like these two.
7880  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Amazon][update #5] Band of Brothers bluray, $54.99 on: December 21, 2008, 06:41:33 PM
damn good price on this.
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