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7841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (for peterock) TDF game on xbla! on: July 17, 2009, 04:48:33 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 16, 2009, 05:04:15 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 16, 2009, 04:40:48 PM

so, when you ride the bike in game, do you have to press the A button repeatedly to pedal or what?  seems like an even weirder idea for a game than the train sims.  the management part could be interesting though, for those so inclined.
... attack the peloton ...

yeah, i think i'm going to have to bow out on this one as i don't have a freaking clue what a peloton is nor why i'd be attacking it.

i still think it's cool that something unique was made though.  it gives me hope for an eventual release of wii curling.
7842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the 10 worst consoles ever on: July 17, 2009, 04:42:21 PM
the sega cd gets a pass for me on the basis of lunar 1 and 2 alone.  and sonic cd was pretty damn cool too.  other than that, it was mostly bad ports and fmv crapfests.
7843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Digital Games sales are growing up on: July 16, 2009, 09:24:58 PM
good to hear that.  stardock has always been a good company, so i would have no qualms about buying full games from them.
7844  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Awesome App Megathread on: July 16, 2009, 05:07:52 PM
i need to revive this a bit.  anybody used a good remote desktop iphone app?  i see there's a few, both using RDP and client/server apps like logmein ignition and vnc clients, but i'm not dropping money on them when reviews are all over the freaking place for pretty much all of them.

jaadu looks pretty slick, but at $25 bucks, i need more than a 3 sentence review to pull the trigger

i would use vnc/logmein as those are pretty slick and should be easy to set up, but i cannot add them to the servers here.

7845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Digital Games sales are growing up on: July 16, 2009, 04:59:12 PM
while i love the download services and have bought from almost all of them, i really dislike the one aspect you cannot avoid:  resale.  do any of the services allow you to sell the copy/transfer the license you have once you are done?  if they did that, i would probably buy more major releases that way, not just special cases like half life 2 and sale priced games.
7846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Aliens vs Predator on: July 16, 2009, 04:52:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 16, 2009, 04:15:59 PM

an interview about the marines.  I wish they'd  give you the option to make the same combo gun Ripley made in Aliens.

maybe in 2015, when devs finally get the elusive 'duct tape' physics down.  i hear that is quite difficult for modern computers to handle.

now, just imagine how cool it would be to fire both at the same time?  flaming bullets at ya, alien bitches (and bastages)

7847  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Prince of Persia for $8 - free shipping on: July 16, 2009, 04:47:11 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 15, 2009, 08:52:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 15, 2009, 05:24:38 PM

it's fun, if a little flawed in design.  certainly worth 8 bucks and shipping.

And even more worth it for $8 with NO shipping!  Tongue

no shipping?

but, that's madness!
7848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (for peterock) TDF game on xbla! on: July 16, 2009, 04:40:48 PM
so, when you ride the bike in game, do you have to press the A button repeatedly to pedal or what?  seems like an even weirder idea for a game than the train sims.  the management part could be interesting though, for those so inclined.
7849  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Prince of Persia for $8 - free shipping on: July 15, 2009, 05:24:38 PM
it's fun, if a little flawed in design.  certainly worth 8 bucks and shipping.
7850  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBox Live Gold Members - Deal of the Week Thread on: July 15, 2009, 05:23:21 PM
as am i, considering i bought (and later returned) the gc version of it for $40 a year or so ago.

different difficulties?  i'll have to try the demo.  i'm somewhat ambivalent as i passed on N+ last week.  i played it before online and on the psp, but it quickly went from fun to frustrating monotony.
7851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien Breed coming to XBLA! on: July 15, 2009, 04:55:21 PM
this fills the void left by not having colonial marines, as long as it offers 4 player co-op.
7852  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL] Miner Wars on: July 15, 2009, 04:53:53 PM
didn't know it was both pc and xbla.  could be fun

7853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Miner Wars...imagine a new Descent on: July 15, 2009, 04:49:11 PM
this could be awesome and one more reason for me to finally upgrade the old wingman 3d joystick i have laying around to something more recent.  that and arma 2 (and maybe that WW I flight game) are luring me away from the console.

7854  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Riddick on: July 15, 2009, 12:29:47 AM
your store should also have some of those scanners you can use if a red shirt is nowhere to be found or tied up with customers
7855  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Riddick on: July 14, 2009, 06:53:00 PM
no problem.  i have it but haven't really put much time into it.  i basically got to fill the backlog anyways.

7856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! on: July 14, 2009, 04:01:57 PM
god damn that's a weird promo.  now, with your nvg's and gow 2 lancer, you will be a fine target for the local PD to take down when they get the call you are prowling around in your black sweat pants at night. 

i'd have to say though, as one whom firmly believes that a zombie apocalypse is rising, NVG's would be downright vital  thumbsup
7857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Funnies Thing....ever on: July 14, 2009, 05:18:55 AM
House of Cosby
You see
Well, Theooooo!

7858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chrome Engine 4 on: July 14, 2009, 04:53:23 AM
the funny thing about chrome 2 is that it was first hinted at over three years ago and not a peep out of them about it for a long time since.  i figured it was dead or rolled into something else.  it was on my radar due to the potential for infantry vs mech combat.  

knowing that coj 2 was made with it makes me somewhat interested in it now.  
7859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What 1 hit movie needs a sequel?? on: July 13, 2009, 06:14:45 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on July 12, 2009, 02:58:27 PM

The Incredibles.


these.  definitely.  sadly, i think that jj is not keen to doing a sequel now that he's all big mr star trek.  he'll probably stick to doing those now until the new cast gets as old as the first.  not that there's anything wrong with it, but cloverfield could make a killer sequel, something like a 28 weeks later (where is 28 months btw?)
7860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bruno on: July 11, 2009, 07:54:33 AM
his radio promo's have been awesome.  not the commercials, but the interviews.  always ready with a good line.
7861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a tourniquet to stop the financial hemmorhaging. Preferably in pink. on: July 11, 2009, 07:50:17 AM
sweet geebus pete, that's horrible.  glad you caught it before it went much further. 

i wish you the best of luck on that interview.  may it land you a permanent gig.  too many i know haven't been able to get stable jobs post layoff, myself included, but contract work is still work. 

the loss of the tank is huge, but you'll bounce back somehow.
7862  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Summer of Arcade on: July 10, 2009, 07:44:36 AM
splosion man and shadow complex.  sounds like it's part of the Ender universe, but i don't remember the book.

trials could be fun, but i usually burn out on those pretty quickly.
7863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metal Gear Solid - Fairy Tale Style on: July 10, 2009, 05:15:03 AM
'then giving him a cold'


at a huge wth at the last bit with the kid.

nicely done.  if this were an actual book, i would buy a copy
7864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Daggerfall now released for free on: July 09, 2009, 08:04:39 PM
that's really cool, but how well does it work?
7865  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Mechwarrior coming on: July 09, 2009, 04:10:45 PM
they want to make the mech's more viable so you don't just move on as soon as the next big thing comes available.  i love that as i was very fond of using lights to take down heavies by surgically removing their weapons and hobbling them. 

now, all we need is the marauder II and i'll be happy. 
7866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Command & Conquer 4 on: July 09, 2009, 04:06:00 PM
you have conversations with yourself IRL too? biggrin

i guess that means i need to get cracking on 3.  i picked it up dirt cheap from one of those GS clearance sales and only played a bit. 
7867  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated June 12th, 2009 9:25 AM) on: July 09, 2009, 04:04:27 PM
+1 EngineNo9 for fast payment
7868  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Big under $20 sale at Gamestop on: July 09, 2009, 04:01:31 PM
as usual with these gamestop sales, if you want something on the list, better go soon.  i grabbed the last copy of hawx for the 360 yesterday and it was only the first day of the sale. 

and yes, they don't update the used prices on these things, ever.  which is really stupid if they want to clear out stock.
7869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 08, 2009, 05:51:01 PM
i didn't see it either this morning.  what's the full game cost, $20?

i'd be up for some old school battlefield action
7870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things to do in Seattle on: July 08, 2009, 05:44:37 PM
if you aren't too bushed after you hit pike's, make sure to walk down to the pier.  great amount of little things to watch and you can get your ocean fix that way. 

too bad it's so short a visit though, as we could all meet up for a beer or something. 
7871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Venting: It's not going to be me this time. on: July 08, 2009, 04:19:21 PM

Quote from: Eightball on July 08, 2009, 02:21:14 PM

If you ever plan on having kids, it's going to get worse...because trust me, kids are great, but they're also the ultimate stress you'll have in life.

+ two headaches, aged 1 and 3.  they also cause a lot more stress in a marriage than you would expect, and it has to do with parenting workload.  when the parents work different shifts, as with my wife and I, you end up with one parent taking over more of the job of raising them and that can cause resentment. i get this all the time, and it's currently the cause of our own spat.  she resents that i get home in the evening and only have to 'put in' a few hours before taking them to bed and that i get free time afterwards.  i've learned that if i don't want her mad at me as soon as she walks in the door, i have to be off the pc or xbox, even if i've already done the usual housework.  

in any case, if you are always the rock in the storm, stay strong and show her that even though you have your spats, you still love her and the little things cannot break that bond.  it's a hard trick to learn, and not one i've perfected tbh.  the ones who love you most know just what to say to hurt you.  

good luck man.  good luck to us all.
7872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ArmA II - demo, videos, reviews and other stuff on: July 08, 2009, 04:47:36 AM
really impressed by how well it looked and ran on my system.  i was expecting a hit due to the 4400 processor and it ran very nicely at mostly high settings.  i managed to get through the first demo mission from the chopper and thought the ending was a bit abrupt.  basically, we had lost a few men on the path in and i was dragging a man to safety to patch him up when the bmp drove up.  i thought i was a dead man, but i guess he was the cavalry as none of the squad attacked or hid.  i was so invested in getting my guy out of the firefight that i didn't notice the friendly running up to my position.  had the mission not ended there, i likely would have put two into him.

i skipped arma1 after having a wretched time with the demo and played ofp up to where they start sticking you with a squad to manage, but i had a hell of a lot of fun with it and even grabbed the expansions.  arma2 does gives me the same reactions ofp does, plus the enhancements and graphics are much improved.  i do hate hearing about the stealth bug though.  that's incredibly asinine that it wasn't caught as stealth was a major part of survival in the first one.  not an easy part due to the ai's eagle enhanced eyesight, but doable.

has this hit the shelf yet?  i have been having problems with steam not finishing up the download properly and had to get both the arma2 demo and eve online from another site as steam always showed 'downloading' despite showing no progress.
7873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sacred 2: Ice & Blood on: July 08, 2009, 04:35:13 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2009, 06:31:54 PM

Sacred 2 is getting an expansion pack, Ice & Blood.  the new Dragonmage sounds mysteriously appealing.  I was holding off on Sacred 2 for a summer buy to have something to play during the summer gaming drought, but now I may hold off to see if they release a Gold edition like they did when the first game's expansion came out.

i wouldn't worry about waiting for the expansion ceekay.  there's more than enough gaming to be had just with the 6 characters they have now. 

and look on the bright side, you can dress up the female characters in skimpy clothing, or power armor, in the case of the seraphim

a dragonmage could be a fun character to play through as well.
7874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP2 in development,as powerful as XBOX1 on: July 07, 2009, 04:24:46 PM
of course this is true.  you think any of the big 3 are not developing some kind of next gen system to eventually replace the current one?  they just don't want anybody to know about it.  now the specs are of course hugely speculative, but when have they not been?  hell, the Wii ii will most likely have a full body motion suit that allows you to sit on your couch and twitch to make mario jump on the mushroom.  it will be awesome (in 720p!)
7875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If Sony had immediately killed off the PS2...... on: July 07, 2009, 04:20:20 PM

Quote from: somoflange on July 07, 2009, 12:52:41 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on July 07, 2009, 08:16:40 AM

But, like I said, with the rapid improvement of streaming movies in regular and hi-def, Sony may have already missed the boat.

I don't think downloads really appeal to collectors. I can see it killing off the rental industry, but not appealing to the collector. I collect movies so I can watch them over a period of many years and loan them to friends. locking it to one device doesn't appeal to me at all, not only because I can't loan them, but because I know it has built in obsolescence.

I don't KNOW I will still have an xbox 360 or PS3 in 5 years, but I'm pretty sure I will have a Bluray/DVD player so my investment is safe.

this is also why i won't buy full games on the eventual 360 DL service.  same price as the disc and no way to recoup anything should i decide to sell it.  i would rent them ala gamefly, but for me, buying a DL is strictly on a sale or a hard to find game, like you see constantly on the PC side.  xbla games are pretty much in the bargain bin status for me, so i don't feel that they are a bad purchase. 

i have played less than one fifth of this gen's games on either the ps3 or the wii.  at least i have a decent internet surfing, blu-ray playing, media computer (that also plays the occasional ps2/3 game) by the tv though.
7876  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: XBox 360 Games FS on: July 06, 2009, 08:04:33 PM
if kagath changes his mind, i'm interested in dead space as well.
7877  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Ghostbusters 360 FS/T - Sold on: July 06, 2009, 08:04:02 PM
time clear out the shelf a little.  i liked it and will probably pick it up again down the road, but arma2 is calling me now.
great condition, like new.  looking for $37 shipped or prototype (360) although i might be open to other trades.  
7878  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Stuntmag Ignition 360 - 4 bucks at Fred Meyer on: July 03, 2009, 06:12:19 PM
ymmv as i don't know how many copies could still be out there, but i found it yesterday for 5 bucks with the usual 20% off, which is a great deal on an older game and definitely lower than the used price you will find in a gamestop.

i grabbed two (of four) as i think a buddy will be interested in it, but if anyone wants one, i'll get one for you at cost.  (shipping, tax)

they also had the regular assortment of games, but it looks like they intend to keep them as they still want too much.  only other notable mention is AC 4 for the 360, marked down to 25. 
7879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Awesome App Megathread on: July 03, 2009, 05:48:33 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on July 02, 2009, 11:57:46 PM

Link to the free version?

not so much a link as an option when you click 'get started' on

the free option is second under personal access. 
7880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ArmA II - demo, videos, reviews and other stuff on: July 03, 2009, 12:01:13 AM
almost afraid to as if it runs, i'll be clicking buy as soon as i'm done.  i have many fond memories of ofp and not all of them from playing the game.  we had great fun setting up races and the like in the editor, not to mention some of the scenarios we cooked up. 

the clip posted earlier with 1500 ai's in a single battle makes me very excited.  that's a war going on, not just scripted bits like in most war games. 
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