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8681  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4 discussion - Spoilers! on: April 23, 2008, 03:19:55 PM

Quote from: madpeon on April 23, 2008, 05:39:45 AM

Friend brought up a good point...

If the final 4 were Cylons all along, how is it that he fought in the original war against the 'old' model toasters. That means there were skinjobs all along?

i was thinking the same thing myself.  he and adama have known each other for a long time as well. 

tbh, i haven't liked the premise since it was revealed, and i hope they have been F-ing with us the whole time about their being the final 4 of 5.  other than the internal torment, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
8682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is coming to a DS near you! on: April 23, 2008, 03:01:37 PM
i should not have attempted what i did last night, especially in my current state of mind. 

this run went pretty well and i had been able to upgrade my main set a few times before setting off with a +3 polearm/iron shield set and a happy armband from mountain top.  i think i leveled up 3 times in the next level and i had not faced anything threatening yet, so i had a full head of confidence.  at one point in the mines, i saw what appeared to be a room beyond my reach and bordering an underground lake, so i dug out the wall with a pickaxe and found myself in one of those underground stores. 

he had the usual assortment of herbs and pots and such, but only one weapon.  i check it out and it's 9 freaking thousand dollars?!  unidentified of course and a measly base 2 damage.  however, this one somehow hits 3 squares instead of 1 or something.  damn, i thought, that could be helpful later on (remember, my last death was at the hands of two mobs who repeatedly confused me).  of course, there's no way i can afford that amount as i had never even had that much in a single run.

but i did make a second 'door' into his store though....

you can see where this is going.

aside from my other equipment, i had a scroll of confusion, a couple of healing herbs, a dragon herb, and a knockback staff.  i forget what a lot of my other stuff was now, but as you'll see, i could have attempted this theft naked and got the same results.

now, enter in RL an eye problem, specifically conjunctivitis.  basically, one of my tear ducts is infected and swollen, making it painful to blink and really do much more than lie down and rest.  it's not a state conducive to playing games other than say, solitaire. 

i crack open the ds and remember my great heist plan, so i review my equipment and the distance to the stairs.  (it was at the '1' position of a numeric keyboard to the store's '9').  i get the brilliant idea to pick up the sword and throw it across the lake, making it easier to fool the owner into thinking i was still going to pay him.  or something.  anyways, that part goes perfectly.  the sword flies out and lands along my escape route, just inside the room where i dug through the wall.  i leave the store and run down and grab it.  no sign of the owner, so i assume i have a decent head start and keep walking .  before i had gone halfway through this room, the owner steps in.  damn, they are fast.  fight or flee instinct kicks in, and in my state of mind, i chose poorly.  in one move, he then closed the distance to me and hit me with 97 damage.  my little 70hp would-be thief dropped in one hit, without so much as a fight.  i take some solace knowing that even with my equipment, i would have only made it one room over.

had i thought it all through and then executed it according to plan, i may have made off with a rare and unique weapon.  instead, i got sent back to the title screen, without so much as a rescue offer.  the game takes a hard line approach to crime. 
8683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread .... ONE WEEK LEFT! on: April 23, 2008, 02:30:01 PM
well, considering that you load up mp through the sp via your phone, then technically, ridah is right.  personally, i am going to go a few missions in/wander the first area just to get a feel for the mechanics.  i do intend to play mp that night though.
8684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing Metal Gear Solid 1 - 3 before MGS 4 - who is with me?! on: April 23, 2008, 02:25:53 PM
about 2 hours or so into mgs3 and it's such a different beast than 1 and 2 that it seems like a whole other type of game.  i'm liking it quite a bit actually, and i wonder why i never got that far into it before.  it probably helps that i grabbed the box set and have used the new camera angle the whole time.  i also grabbed a ds3 to go with it, so i wouldn't miss out on the experience.

re: mgs1 on ps3.  how do you do the trick in the psycho mantis fight?  i figure i'll play it on the psp after mgs3 and just fake it somehow.
8685  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Metal Gear Online beta thread on: April 22, 2008, 11:02:19 PM
woohoo, finally registered.  thanks for posting that leo. 
8686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is coming to a DS near you! on: April 22, 2008, 10:54:50 PM
i had my first exposure to table mountain last night in a great run that ended much too quickly on 22?  it was two levels past the underground spring town.  i dropped in at the level and faced some bastard confuser who kept hitting me with confuse.  i used a restorative and hit him, then he confused me again.  unfortunately, one of those two-hits-per-turn walked up and started wailing on me too.  i never got another hit against them and used up all of my healing before they brought me down.  i had a pretty good chunk of equipment with me on that run, but all of my main stuff was back at the mountain top. 

unfortunately, both the masseuse and oryu had long since been knocked out of the fight, or i may have been able to recover from it. 

it's ok though, as i had been able to pay off the cook's fee, get the masseuse to join me, and upgraded a good chunk of my equipment on that run.   never so content with getting a cheap ass death before.
8687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread (GTAIV) on: April 22, 2008, 08:55:55 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 22, 2008, 08:53:42 PM

Quote from: Caine on April 22, 2008, 08:48:07 PM

can't. freaking. wait. 

So if an erection lasts for more than 4 hours you should call your doctor... what if I expect it to last until next tuesday?  saywhat every freaking thing I read about the game is prolonging my pain!

i think you are in for a world of hurt even ceekay hasn't experienced. 

8688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread (GTAIV) on: April 22, 2008, 08:48:07 PM
great shots there.  love the detail they put into the environment. 

can't. freaking. wait. 
8689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any gamestop employees here on: April 22, 2008, 08:41:29 PM
i wish you had offered up viking in the trade forum ceekay.  i was interested in it a while back and would have given you better than 23 measly bucks for a month old game. 

one more reason to hate used markets as you know that game would go up for 55 on the used shelf.  bleh!
8690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming backlog of ATB proportion. on: April 22, 2008, 08:32:34 PM
if my backlog was that small i would be a changed man.  i have a whole shelf of mostly ps2 games, only a small portion finished.  a growing list of 360 games too.  not many wii or gc games, but enough to be a backlog on their own.  it's too bad as i only seem to have them as a collection, not as a serious candidate for playing through.  a handful of xbox1 games too.

my portable collection is ds heavy right now, but at least those i can play anywhere.
8691  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GTA IV deals....? on: April 21, 2008, 09:58:26 PM
should we gamble that the regular version vs ce version will be more like bioshock and it's impossible to find big daddy figure or more like halo and the cat helmet, aka best buy paying you to take it off their hands?
8692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: April 21, 2008, 07:49:03 PM
i wonder if they'll be able to unlock the extra prettiness like the did with crysis.  i hope so as i don't have a dx10 card and i won't be upgrading either.
8693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 More Fallout Shots (56k) (Edit: Another 3!) on: April 21, 2008, 06:17:08 PM
and i have some new wallpaper images.  very nice.
8694  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Metal Gear Online beta thread on: April 21, 2008, 06:14:19 PM
not good news.  the post makes it look like just europe is getting delayed to the 25th. 

i'd rather have heard that they added some mirrors for creating your account or increase the limit before timing out. 
8695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: April 21, 2008, 06:01:27 PM

Quote from: stimpy on April 18, 2008, 10:24:28 PM

I was able to create a account last night.
It was pretty late, like 2 a.m. so I think the traffic was less at that time.
The whole process kinda sucks though.

i'll try it the next time the little one wakes me up for a bleary-eyed feeding at 0-fuk-it's-dark in the morning.
8696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] VC becomes completely useless thanks to hackers on: April 21, 2008, 05:56:10 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 21, 2008, 03:13:57 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 21, 2008, 02:56:57 PM

The reasoning is, just like the PSP (at least in the beginning), you can now software hack your console to do things that the parent company wants you to buy (VC on the Wii, PS1 emulation on the PSP (among other things)).

So on the PC front, you'd say "In-store and online game purchases become completely useless thanks to bittorrent?"

I don't see this new emulator making more than the tiniest of blips on the VC sales.  I think the vast majority of regular VC purchasers will never even hear about this emulator, let alone install it.

but think of the poor souls at nintendo who will make less money because of this! 
8697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/21) on: April 21, 2008, 05:53:44 PM
persona 3, even though i won't be putting much time into it for some time, but i don't want to chance missing it again.

now that i have gotten a taste of what's so addictive about rogue-likes, i'm interested to hear about the two pokemon games are like.  it might be a good alternative once i get stuck in shiren.

bring on next week already! i'd freeze myself in the newly fallen spring?! snow if there was a chance i could skip a week.

8698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] VC becomes completely useless thanks to hackers on: April 21, 2008, 04:46:47 AM
it's cool, but i do all of my retro play on the psp.  portable sega cd ftw.
8699  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Pikmin 2 (gamecube) on: April 21, 2008, 04:44:59 AM
that's crazy. 

maybe i should look around for more copies.   ninja
8700  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Pikmin 2 (gamecube) on: April 19, 2008, 10:57:46 PM
i got a used copy i paid ~15 for last year at a gamestop.  two, actually, as i was looking for one for someone here.  how's 10 shipped for everything?  i'll have no use for the case, etc, but maybe it will be useful to you.
8701  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: spring cleaning - 360, pc games fs prices dropped, DS games added. on: April 19, 2008, 07:58:53 PM
bump for additions.
8702  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: April 19, 2008, 07:52:48 PM
+1 to Xmann for a trade:  new addiction to shiren the wanderer. 
8703  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today's a good day. on: April 18, 2008, 10:34:03 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 18, 2008, 08:33:49 PM

So today's been a great day so far.

Had waffles for breakfast, had some sex, Bestbuy repaired my tv, called up AT&T Uverse to fix my bill, and to see if they could combine it, and out of nowhere without any asking on my part, they upgraded my internet from 3.0mpbs to 6.0 for free with no expiration or conditions.

Today's been a great day.

until the country song version kicks in and you find out that:

your waffles were made with contaminated eggs and have given you the nastiest case of metalhead's revenge,
your sex partner is also partner with 3 other guys, and you have the clap,
best buy actually caused your tv to break in a week by breaking a small critical piece, and then claim it's not covered, and

at & t gets bought out by comcast, who then go on to bill you for the extra speed you were given while simultaneously dropping it back down to dsl speeds and throttling any traffic other than http.

ie, you had the kind of week i've had.
8704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spring has sprung! on: April 18, 2008, 10:28:12 PM
not up here it hasn't.  an hour north of here snow is sticking to the ground.  it's really put a dent into the tulip fields.  this whole week has seen crazy weather.
8705  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coming to Alderaan on: April 18, 2008, 10:16:51 PM
thanks, i needed that.
8706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: April 18, 2008, 08:47:31 PM
has anyone been able to create an account since the beta was available?  it has been horribly slow and has the nasty tendency to time out on you, forcing you back to the start.  what makes that worse is when the page timeout period is reached waiting for the previous page to load, meaning as soon as you get to next one you have to go back.  that alone is pissing me off to no end.  i've been able to hit the account creation screen 3 times only to lose it all that way.
8707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is coming to a DS near you! on: April 18, 2008, 08:35:52 PM
i grabbed xmann's copy and have already died 3 times, once to a monster house early on and two times because i was running it bare and had nothing equipped.  it's pretty frustrating too, but i lucked out on my current run and got an iron shield and two weapon drops on the first level.  i have done a few of fay's puzzles and the loot is good and random. 
8708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: hmm...whats in here? on: April 17, 2008, 10:03:45 PM

Quote from: rickfc on April 17, 2008, 09:56:45 PM

Quote from: Caine on April 17, 2008, 09:55:59 PM

Quote from: rickfc on April 17, 2008, 06:41:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 17, 2008, 06:35:56 PM

he's overseas, so I'm betting 2 Girls 1 Cup.

you one sick individual rick.   

Thanks!  That's the nicest thing I've heard all day!

had i an appropriate 'barfing up a lung smilie', i would post it here.  slywink
8709  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: hmm...whats in here? on: April 17, 2008, 09:55:59 PM

Quote from: rickfc on April 17, 2008, 06:41:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 17, 2008, 06:35:56 PM

he's overseas, so I'm betting 2 Girls 1 Cup.

you one sick individual rick.   
8710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why I fired my secretary on: April 17, 2008, 09:53:36 PM
8711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: April 17, 2008, 05:11:03 AM
man, that sucks kevin.  hopefully they can get everything all figured out soon.

this has not been a good launch for the beta.  inadequate registration server, slow patch download system and misprinted codes.  let's hope the beta goes better
8712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: April 17, 2008, 04:04:28 AM
'pounded' isn't the right word.  more like useless, and fuct up, and 'oh crap i'm going to get stuck with a crap name'
8713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: April 17, 2008, 02:21:07 AM
well, i got the disc, i haven't d/l'ed the beta yet, and the konami site is getting pounded.  i wish i could get in and get a non-lame id.
8714  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / spring cleaning - 360, pc games fs prices dropped, DS games added. on: April 17, 2008, 02:15:15 AM
all prices incl shipping.  paypal only, add a few $ for credit card payments.  multiples can be altered to save on shipping.  i will update this with some more once i figure out what i haven't/wont played.

spiderman 3 - 5
tomb raider: legend - 17
saints row - 15
fight night 3 - 15
prg4 (unopened) 17

hitman: blood money - 12
splinter cell: da - 12
nwn 2 - 14

proffessor layton - 17
picross - 12

i also have a strat guide for
assassin's creed  - 10
zelda: phantom hourglass - 10

8715  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target clearance watch - 3/21 on: April 17, 2008, 02:03:55 AM
had another stop and grabbed two copies of pgr4 for 15.  if anyone wants one, lmk.  it would be ~20 shipped.

they also had
orange box - 30.
tony hawk 25

pirates of the burning sea - 25
nwn motb - 14
dawn of war plat - 21
company of heroes exp - 21.
mtw2 exp. - 14

i would like be somewhat interested in lair if someone wants to buy and trade for what i have found.  otherwise, the offer stands for grabbing any of those for you. 
8716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you the destroyer of threads? [Possibly NSFW] on: April 16, 2008, 10:08:11 PM
oy vey! 
8717  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why do eyedrops cost so much? on: April 16, 2008, 10:01:43 PM

Quote from: The Meal on April 16, 2008, 09:28:50 PM

How much would a gallon of Crazy Glue cost?  Maybe you should use that instead? icon_eek

ooooh, that's evil
8718  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Got my first white hair this morning on: April 16, 2008, 10:00:03 PM
got a few in my beard recently, and my wife seems to find the one white strand on my head with regular consistency.
8719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 16, 2008, 09:58:26 PM
odd to think that this has become !!!!!lLAPORTE!!!!!! round 2.  i guess we'll have to add 'oh noes, you've been RIPPPPPPED!!!! to the list of battle cries.

8720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread on: April 16, 2008, 08:19:02 PM
i can't resist reading all of these previews, even though it causes much distraction.
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