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7841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS resets boosted Gamerscore to zero lables as cheater on: March 25, 2008, 11:13:01 PM
cheating in mp games or cheating the gamerscore system?  the site is awol right now. 

what constitutes a cheat to them? 
7842  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: router firmware on: March 25, 2008, 10:00:05 PM
it's no on the openwrt page either, except listed as an unsupported device.  from the looks of it, no progress has been made in the 2 years since the source code was released.

sorry bud.  i think you may be stuck with the linksys firmware.
7843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BSG QUESTION: When to Watch the BSG: Razor Mini-movie? on: March 25, 2008, 09:42:16 PM
when you compare the high tension of say, '33' against the last few episodes you see how relaxed everything has become.  instead of the threat of extermination, you get touchy-feely, preachy cylons.  or the arrival of adm cain, or even the start of s3. 

the last half of s3 was a drain until the last episode or two.  it's like they started looking at bad tng episodes about the half klingon kid or whoopie's character.  i have the set and i may just skip from the first disc to the last.
7844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: late to the party. Bioshock on: March 25, 2008, 07:56:02 PM
if they could have added more variety to the hacking, or at least increased the complexity of later puzzles, i would have enjoyed it.  as it was, i was very happy to get the auto hack for certain items.  and yes, the last level and the boss fight detract from the overall awesomeness, but i did like the 2nd to last level for it's twists. 

i really wish the environment outside of the walls played a bigger part.  i never really feared the water in this game, nor did i fear drowning.  in the end, the puddles were more like reusuable exploding barrels;  placed here just to give you one more option to kill a baddie. 
7845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 25, 2008, 07:47:30 PM
before my 360 broke, and before i sent OB back, i attempted for a little while to get the gnome ach in ep 2.  however, i let it get out of my sight and couldn't backtrack, so i just said to hell with it and went on.  when i get around to going through again, i don't think i'll even bother with it. 

i did reload early on in hl2 to get both versions of the trash can man ach points.  easy as pie, even though a bit shallow.
7846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GiantBomb.com: Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis' New Site on: March 25, 2008, 07:34:56 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 25, 2008, 07:06:07 PM

I like the guys, as well, but I really dislike their podcast.  Too much rambling about nothing...

seinfeld on games?

hmmm, i'll check it out
7847  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Please buy for me! (Marvel Trading Card Game PSP) on: March 25, 2008, 07:38:26 AM
i'll keep my eyes peeled for those two.  i don't do ebay though, but if you want to ship it to me, i'll bounce it over to you. 
7848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 - nifty CE stuff on: March 25, 2008, 07:28:35 AM
i've had this on order since last spring, when they first announced the CE.  this is pretty cool for a change.
7849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 2.20 coming soon on: March 25, 2008, 12:26:55 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 24, 2008, 11:42:42 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 24, 2008, 09:20:21 PM

like i figured then.  dumb cause for limiting it too. it's not like a ps3 in remote play mode is anything other than a static image.  if you could use the ps3 during remote play, then it would be an issue.

i really want them to fix the remote play function btw.  having to select it from the ps3 kind of defeats the purpose somewhat.  it's not like i always know in advance i would like to use it, and i like to have more control over the console when it's running.

Check you settings- if you have Wake-On-Lan enabled then you can start the PS3, use Remote Play, and then shut off the PS3 all through the PSP without ever being around the PS3 beyond initial setup. 

i will look into this.  thanks kg
7850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An Announcement! [and Help!] on: March 24, 2008, 11:07:56 PM

Quote from: Kratz on March 24, 2008, 10:25:57 PM

Also... as a recent new parent, let me offer the following advice:

If you think your wife can work a stay at home job AND watch the kid at the same time, I think you are in for an extremely rude awakening.  Babies are pretty much 24/7 for a good long while.  If you are lucky the kid will take a 1 - 2 hour nap twice a day, but it absolutely cannot be counted on.

My thoughts are that if you can't comfortably afford to do it on one salary, it's going to be almost impossible to do it, or it will be extremely *un*comfortable to do... we thought we had been total badasses and saved all this money while we were expecting... well, that stuff ran out pretty fast after the critter was born - and that was with both of us working full time jobs.

IF she is going to work from home, I think you need to count on it being only during times when you are going to be home to watch the kid.

+ hours of sleep i have missed to date.

fwiw, in 8 hours of scheduled sleep time, my wife and i were each up and feeding the kid twice, and for ~45 minutes each, including changing, feeding, burping, and then rocking him to sleep.

when you then consider that he was up about every two hours, it made for a sleepless night.  i figure i got about 5-6 hours of broken sleep.  she got even less as she took the last two "shifts".  she called around lunch time and apparently, he's been asleep for no more than half hour at a time.  it doesn't help that his sister keeps vying for attention. 

if they sold sleep in a black market alleyways, i would be pawning off my games to catch up.

but don't let me down you out man.  kids are great biggrin
7851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An Announcement! [and Help!] on: March 24, 2008, 09:47:34 PM

Quote from: Kratz on March 24, 2008, 09:45:18 PM

You don't want your daughter to be JAM.

ooh, good point.  kids can be very creative with their insults.
7852  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lego Futurama on: March 24, 2008, 09:46:44 PM
damn that's cool. 

i'd buy a set
7853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An Announcement! [and Help!] on: March 24, 2008, 09:39:44 PM
gratz dude.  little girls are a bundle of joy, at least the early years slywink

hmm.  jane A. M

my daughter is andrea jean M., so we have something in common.  jane was one of a few names we had in mind for her middle name, mainly so she would have A.J. as a possible nickname. 

as to your daughter, it helps to know how many syllables are in your last name to know how it will flow.
7854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 2.20 coming soon on: March 24, 2008, 09:20:21 PM
like i figured then.  dumb cause for limiting it too. it's not like a ps3 in remote play mode is anything other than a static image.  if you could use the ps3 during remote play, then it would be an issue.

i really want them to fix the remote play function btw.  having to select it from the ps3 kind of defeats the purpose somewhat.  it's not like i always know in advance i would like to use it, and i like to have more control over the console when it's running.
7855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: March 24, 2008, 09:12:18 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 24, 2008, 08:32:20 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 24, 2008, 08:24:12 PM

MGS4:LE is now available for preorder.

You gotta put $10 down and the price is $84.95.



(Looked for a spit take smiley and the best I could find was a brown fire vomit smiley.)

sweet jebus that's expensive.  not sure it's worth it for a soundtrack cd and a smallish graphic novel.  at least the gta 4 ce has some good stuff for that kind of money. 

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 24, 2008, 08:24:12 PM

I'm not going to screw up and NOT preorder a Metal Gear Solid: Limited Edition because that sucker was seeeeeeexy.


i'm still pissed at myself that i didn't preorder it back on the day before launch.  they offered it to me and i stupidly said no, only to find out what i missed the next day when i went back.   icon_mad

man, those were some awesome pre order loot days.  now we are lucky to get a poster, or an extra level everyone else will get after the code is posted.  :roll

however, a nicer box + cd + novella + documentary doesn't do it for me. 
7856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Who is your in game character? on: March 24, 2008, 09:10:16 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 24, 2008, 08:55:40 PM

(√) An avatar that represents the character I'm creating

In Oblivion, for example, my "berserker" character looked totally different from my "stealthy" character and my "nobleborn" character.  I think of a character concept and design the look of the character to match that concept as best as possible.  Sometimes it's modelled loosely around my own personality, but often not.

+1.  this describes it perfectly.  my mass effect character was chosen for this reason.  same with the godfather.  now, saints row was chosen just because i didn't want another white guy, just to be different.
7857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you steal a 360, don't send the ransom note from your personal Live! acco on: March 24, 2008, 09:06:26 PM
yeah, i got the impression the last time i had something stolen. 

what, they expected the police to put a detective on finding an xbox?  all they will do is take down the serial # if you have it in the event they bust a guy and find anything.
7858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 2.20 coming soon on: March 24, 2008, 08:01:48 PM
too bad, i would have liked to have that feature.  small question, do they let you play bd discs over the remote play function? that would be the next best thing imo.
7859  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars: Force Unleashed on: March 24, 2008, 07:34:05 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 24, 2008, 07:23:02 PM

Cool Lego Ship from the game.  Might be spoilerish I guess if you don't want to know ANYTHING

http://kotaku.com/371298/force-unleashed-lego-announced

yeah, i saw this on the shelf a while back.  looks kind of cool.  i was surprised they made anything for it at all.
7860  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Here we go - (update) THREE Red Rings on my 360 on: March 24, 2008, 07:09:11 PM
my wife has regressed in gaming.  she used to play quite a bit of bejeweled and hexic.  my goal was to get her into puzzle quest and then into coop games. 

she hasn't even touched the system in months. 
7861  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you steal a 360, don't send the ransom note from your personal Live! acco on: March 24, 2008, 07:02:36 PM
and a new internet "pwned" picture is born...

this story is dripping awesome.
7862  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP and PS3 Owners: Your Advice is Sought! on: March 24, 2008, 07:01:08 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on March 24, 2008, 06:30:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 24, 2008, 05:58:18 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 24, 2008, 05:48:04 PM

That's been my EXACT same experience.  Sometimes I wonder if Kevin and I are the same person.
gellar

I know Kevin Grey. Kevin Grey's a friend of mine.  And you, Gellar, are no Kevin Grey.

Kevin Grey is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The mere fact that you would admit to knowing Kevin Grey positively establishes the fact that you are not the REAL ATB.

The OP should ignore this charlatan.

my personal belief is that "kevin grey" is itself a bit of misdirection at us earthbound types.  i think "kevin" is only the closest sounding english name to the syllables we humans can perceive, and that it is only 40% of the full name.  dogs could probably hear ~80%, although they wouldn't be able to understand it. 

i think "grey" is his attempt at dry humor at our expense.  his bit of hiding in plain sight, if you will. 





or it could be the 4 hours of broken sleep talking.  not sure really.
7863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 24, 2008, 06:55:31 PM
on the fence on crisis core (80%), viking (60%), and dark sector (40)%. 

i'm hoping they release a demo for viking.  it looks pretty fun and sounds like a dynasty warriors game with a grander approach.  i think i'll try to gamefly it if nothing else.

of course, it's all still moot anyways as the 360 is sitting in a warehouse in texas.
7864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP and PS3 Owners: Your Advice is Sought! on: March 24, 2008, 06:30:09 PM
i think yo u said you wouldn't be planning on hacking a psp if you got one, but imo, it's a much more impressive system when you do.  carrying your whole (or most) of your gaming library with you is pretty damn cool, and you get to play with applications you would never be able to get with sony firmware.  as mentioned above, playing your ps1 games portable is cool. 
7865  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 1/08) on: March 22, 2008, 11:27:16 PM
+1 to Goldchamp for Patapon
7866  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF PDA on: March 22, 2008, 09:45:27 PM
not sure it's quite what you are looking for, but i have a zire 71 i'm not using.  i have that, a 256mb card, a leather case and some other assorted accessories.

lmk if you're interested.
7867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 21, 2008, 10:02:34 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 21, 2008, 06:54:36 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on March 21, 2008, 06:03:11 PM



Oh and I hate you lildrgn. Even worse than the map picture that was supposed to show something.

This picture couldn't be more true.  God....I don't know who the writers are, but stop it with the damned sunglasses and over the shoulder talking to the wall nonsense.  Ugh. LOOK AT ME WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU MR. CAINE!

Well Frank, it looks like this time........The joke's on you
7868  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Target clearance watch - April update! on: March 21, 2008, 07:31:19 PM
in one of the off-the-beaten-path stores i came across a few new games on the clearance rack

360
pgr3 - 13.98
pgr4 - 29.99
viva pinata party animals - 14.98

not much else except wii shovelware and some $30 copies of QW for the pc.
7869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Universe at War: Earth Assault on: March 21, 2008, 07:25:51 PM
i haven't had much time to get into the pc version, but i like it so far.  the robot faction has a twist on gameplay that i like and it's very satisfying to take out one of those giant walkers.  feels like more than just a really big tank. 

fwiw, i grabbed a clearance copy of it at target for ~$13, so if you are on the fence, it's a great alternative to going console.  plus, it has a 1 month live card in the box, so it's a good value for you buck.

tbh, i haven't touched any of the rts on the 360, but as soon as c&c3 drops in price, i plan on picking it up.
7870  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What should I buy next? on: March 21, 2008, 07:21:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 21, 2008, 02:57:44 PM

I hear Halo 3 is a pretty good game....

careful there ck.  he's on edge.








Tongue
7871  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Lost Odyssey plus Strat Guide FS on: March 21, 2008, 06:41:23 AM
how much coin with zelda + strat guide?  all in top condition as well.
7872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 20, 2008, 10:11:07 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 20, 2008, 10:04:17 PM

Quote from: depward on March 20, 2008, 09:52:49 PM

Apparently over some of the weapon choices it says you can "buy" that gun on the Xbox Live marketplace.

First horse armor, now this.  Micro-transactions suck!

You do realize that this is the entire reason for the game, right? The game itself is supposed to be free (or really cheap), and you'll pay for extra weapons/costumes/etc that aren't supposed to unbalance gameplay with those who didn't buy said gun.

this one is free?  you sure about that?  i've always thought this was the single player battlefield game with the crazy destructible environments and vehicles.  what you describe sounds like the battlefield heroes game they have announced for the pc.  if that's really the case here, my interest level just took a dive. 
7873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bully Patch for 360 out now! on: March 20, 2008, 10:08:23 PM

Quote from: depward on March 20, 2008, 09:45:28 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on March 20, 2008, 08:49:54 PM

There issues with the game?
It played fine for me..
I hope the patch dont screw thing up for me now.

Methinks animated gifs aren't allowed as avatars...

i thought so too.  why it's not hard coded is a ? though.
7874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero DS on: March 20, 2008, 06:06:07 PM

Quote from: Simon on March 20, 2008, 05:18:16 PM

Quote from: Canuck on March 20, 2008, 09:36:43 AM

Hmm looks interesting-I suppose it can't make you look any more ridiculous than having a plastic guitar strapped around you smile

Especially on the toilet.

playing 'good vibrations' perhaps? 

maybe 'brown eyed girl'?
7875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 2.20 coming soon on: March 20, 2008, 04:37:39 PM
if they would let you set aside more hd space to fully use the browser i'd be happy.  i hate having it go out of memory whenever i hit up more than 2 sites.
7876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 20, 2008, 04:34:55 PM
done and in.  now i just need a system to play it on. 
7877  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: R6:V2 $39.99 at Fry's B & M on: March 20, 2008, 09:40:24 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 20, 2008, 03:04:34 AM

BB price matched without issue.

same here.  no fuss about the ad with "available thursday" like i got in the past.
7878  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hancock trailer (previously known as Tonight he Comes) on: March 19, 2008, 11:07:12 PM
that's my #1 complaint with all movies like this.  any time you have a great cast acting like a bunch of pr--ks, they always turn them around into doing something nice at the end. they always learn a lesson and always end up winning .  it's FN pathetic that we can't get a good movie where the bad good guy doesn't make a 180 degree moral turn at the end.

see:
bad santa
office space
half baked
super troopers
7879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica spin-off!!!!! on: March 19, 2008, 11:00:49 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 19, 2008, 08:01:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 19, 2008, 07:45:07 PM

you can thank sci-fi for part of the snafu.  if they hadn't taken so long between s2, s3 and s4, they wouldn't have lost so many viewers.

What?  That's absurd.  There was only six month between S2 and S3- most cable shows go more like 9 months between seasons and it can be upwards of a year.  The wait for S4 has been rather excessive but the decision to end the show was made shortly after S3 ended so that didn't really play any effect on the ratings. 

was it only that long?  i seem to remember it took longer.  maybe i'm combining it with the mid season break in s3.  of course, s4 will do that too.  icon_confused
7880  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale : Lost Odyssey on: March 19, 2008, 10:58:46 PM
that's what i get for taking lunch.  :doh
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