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8681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's June 2008: What's Your GOTY So Far? on: June 02, 2008, 02:51:26 PM
yup.  it's gta 4.  the game didn't leave the system until after i beat it.  it's that good.  so much improvement over san andreas in every area.  i'm pretty sure that mgs4 won't top it for goty for me, and from what's coming, only fallout 3 has a solid chance to knock it back a notch.  i am getting this vaguely bad feeling that mercs 2 is going to be my doty  icon_confused
8682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 02, 2008, 02:37:59 PM
pending good reviews, and considering i have too much to play anyways, i might rent

360
hulk
bourne
indy
grid
ng2

not sure i am buying anything yet though...
8683  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gone until Tuesday on: May 31, 2008, 09:11:20 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 31, 2008, 06:48:46 AM

Is it Tuesday yet?

don't forget to bring your jacket.
8684  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: May 31, 2008, 08:53:56 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 30, 2008, 09:20:11 PM

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this has got to be the best pic of her ever.  geebus crystler, i'm still laughing about it.



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8685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shiren the Wanderer for Wii on: May 31, 2008, 07:04:22 PM
cool.  i would buy this day one. 

random shiren dungeons with friends.  turn based would be somewhat like it is for your ai friends now.  everyone takes a turn.  not sure how that would work with priority and what happens when someone stalls, but this could be fun.  those review scores make me helpful.
8686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: May 31, 2008, 06:53:58 PM
those of us who preordered here got it this with the beta key for mgo.  i watched it a while back and it's a good short refresher for those of us who can't/won't play through the last games.
8687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Secrets and Interesting Places (spoilers... duh!) on: May 31, 2008, 06:38:19 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 31, 2008, 03:20:24 PM

Quote from: msduncan on May 31, 2008, 02:20:29 PM


Has anyone jumped out of a helecopter onto the balcony of the Statue of Happiness and then tried all 4 doors yet?

I laughed at the sign in front of one of those doors.  the only bad part is once you're up there with the doors you have no way of getting down that I saw.

uh, gravity perhaps?
8688  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBOX Live Points on sale at Target on: May 28, 2008, 11:16:55 PM
i have 4 targets that i can hit up to and from work, so if anyone wants a few cards, lmk.  i was able to walk in and grab 2 off the rack yesterday morning, along with a wiifit for the wife.  they had about a dozen up there. 
8689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Points : the bane of online transactions on: May 28, 2008, 11:13:30 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 28, 2008, 09:53:37 PM

wow,you guys have 3200 point cards and 1600?...we just have 2100 cards...er,cost about 17.99...which works out around $33-$34(U.S dollars)

is that good or bad?
bad.  2100 pts *.8 = 26.25usd  you are getting ~61 pts per dollar.  we get 80.
canada gets 2000pts per 29cad or about 68 points per dollar.

my only annoyance is that the damn cards are sales taxed.
8690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero DS on: May 28, 2008, 08:36:05 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 28, 2008, 08:24:27 PM

I and others sitting in the same building as me experienced no amount of pleasure from that example of shark-jumping.  None at all.

hehe.  i guess this means the rock band psp game is dead then?
8691  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Rap Sheet on: May 27, 2008, 09:59:16 PM
one speeding ticket for 12 over in a 40.  damn truck driver aggroed on me trying to pass him.  did the "learn to drive" bit and all was forgiven.

pulled over for expired tabs and a busted light.  dropped after i fixed everything. 

beat a charge for reckless driving as a passenger:  i sat up in my seat through his moon roof after a concert.  i beat it when i proved to the cop i stood up with a seatbelt on in front of him.

stared down a high-and-mighty after being stopped for blowing a red light.  damn thing turned yellow as i went through it, and the 5 cars behind and to my side went through too.  i must have looked like an easy target.

i got kicked out of my college pc lab after they found i had hacked it and was playing aliens online during class.  fun stuff.  i was back in after a week and still had all of my hidden programs right where i left them.
8692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Memorial Day Edition on: May 27, 2008, 08:40:25 PM
finished up gta 4, but nothing else console or pc wise.

i did get some farming in though.  and some monster killing.
8693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/26) on: May 27, 2008, 08:35:54 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 27, 2008, 04:33:32 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 27, 2008, 12:49:17 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 27, 2008, 12:45:02 AM

According to a post at the XBox forums, this week's XBLA game is Commando : Wolf of The Battlefield, but I'm not sure if it's accurate or not.

that could be fun.

if anything, i might get the penny arcade game, assuming i can score a few of those cheaper points cards ala target.

Turns out it's Buku Sudoku and Warlords.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/News/news.php?NewsID=11851

bummer.  i was looking forward to commando. 

as i got lucky with the target points cards, i'll be grabbing the penny game today.
8694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 27, 2008, 08:32:42 PM
about that last choice.

Spoiler for Hiden:
i think the deal ending is more in line with the storyline and makes it a better story than the revenge ending.  for one, it makes the motivation to kill dimitri personal.  it also makes a point of why you shouldn't choose money over holding to your beliefs. 

i felt that roman's bit about doing the deal to help him and mallorie would be a good decision for niko to make.   after killing darko, it seems like niko would have wanted to make some attempt at changing his life for the better, and that means being able to let the desire for revenge go.  it also seemed like a good thing to try to help the men who had helped me find darko.  phil and jimmy were people who i felt some gratitude for, and by helping them, we would be square.  that jimmy betrays you to a man who later does the same to him is fittingly ironic.

personally, i think tragic endings (or at least Pyhrric victories) work better for crime stories.   
8695  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBOX Live Points on sale at Target on: May 27, 2008, 05:03:37 PM
damn that sucks. 

are points tied to the system or the gamertag?  if the former, add them with a US account. 

i have to figure that it won't fly, but it could be worth a shot.
8696  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Cheap Cheap Cheap games at Kmart on: May 27, 2008, 04:03:32 AM

Quote from: Purge on May 26, 2008, 02:09:20 PM

Speaking of Bullet Witch .... where is Shifty?

Edit: Wait, he really DID mean goodbye. frown

bummer man.  hey shifty, if you're reading this, come back dude.  we have a whole new batch of OO refugees to smack around now. 

btw, i really would grab bulletwitch if i could actually find a decent kmart in the area (assuming a decent kmart isn't some unnattainable entity)
8697  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBOX Live Points on sale at Target on: May 27, 2008, 04:00:08 AM
assuming i can score a few of these tomorrow, anyone want me to snag a few for canuckistan?
8698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/26) on: May 27, 2008, 12:49:17 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 27, 2008, 12:45:02 AM

According to a post at the XBox forums, this week's XBLA game is Commando : Wolf of The Battlefield, but I'm not sure if it's accurate or not.

that could be fun.

if anything, i might get the penny arcade game, assuming i can score a few of those cheaper points cards ala target.
8699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 26, 2008, 10:38:06 PM
not in front of my stats screen, but i finally finished up this morning.  ~77% complete iirc, and i took the
"bad" ending.  around 40 hours or so as i was only able to spend about 2-3 hours per game night. 

i will reload and go the other route, then proceed to finish up the random stuff.  i only did all of the assassin, car delivery and most wanted missions.  i need to go back for the races, car theft, random people and pigeons, most of the jumps and about a dozen vigilante missions in alderney.

i can't wait to see what happens with the dlc.  it can't get here soon enough.
8700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prediction - the sixaxis will be redesigned within six months on: May 26, 2008, 10:34:18 PM
holy threadzerrection batman!

yeah, i wouldn't call adding a motor a redesign either, but it helps with two of my problems with the original.  no rumble and no weight.

i still think that the best option for those of us no longer honeymooning with a 9? year old design is the ps360 controller mod by benheck. 
8701  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So while drying myself off from taking a shower... on: May 25, 2008, 05:21:55 AM
this thread drips awesomeness like a infected spider bite drips puss.











hey, what's that on your neck?




8702  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Cheap Cheap Cheap games at Kmart on: May 25, 2008, 01:00:43 AM
i'd be interested in getting midway for cheap.  i checked a kmart last week but they didn't seem to have anything on clearance worth looking at.  just some random ea sports titles.  hell, i might even waste 5 bucks on bulletwitch to see how bad it can be. 

a little annoyed that i grabbed hitman when it was 20 and haven't put more than a few hours in, but that's really on me.  i wouldn't feel so bad ignoring it if it were that cheap.
8703  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weezer proceeds to win at the internet (New music video) on: May 23, 2008, 09:58:58 PM
good.  this one will replace the green screen version i have been playing in my video rotation. 

love the song, great vid.

any idea when the album hits?
8704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: May 23, 2008, 09:09:47 PM
considering how this was panned pretty much everywhere, it should be hitting clearance status in a few short months. 

i'm surprised that you haven't seen it cheaper over in japan yet as i usually heard that games drop faster over there.
8705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Memorial Day Edition on: May 23, 2008, 08:26:01 PM
i really want to finish up on gta 4 and a number of the extra stuff i have been putting off. 

if i touch anything other than the 360, i'll probably get a bit further in world in conflict's sp campaign.

good chance i might go back to mgs3 if i hit burnout point with gta 4 though. 
8706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Haze gets 4.5 from IGN on: May 21, 2008, 09:08:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 21, 2008, 04:27:38 PM

Quote from: somoflange on May 21, 2008, 03:21:56 PM

I guess when you compare it to other games that were really nothing but generic shooters with a questionable story (Resistance and Turok for example) I have to question why the other games get a pass and this one doesn't.

It does offer excellent controls, good framerate and decent online deathmatch and coop. These things aren't that common on the PS3. I suppose it's a matter of timing, if it came out when it was originally scheduled to I think it would have fared better.

I must admit when the best thing they can hype is that Korn likes it they are probably in trouble.

But then I really like Free Radical and I'm probably just in denial that they made a total turd.  crybaby


I'm shocked with Free Radical failing, too.

I've been saying for a while that we got spoiled in the fall by some exceptional games that raised the bar, but that we shouldn't condemn the more straightforward ones just because there were a handful of amazing games.

But then I played Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.

There were some amazing set pieces in that game, but it really was extremely lackluster.  It wasn't just average, it was below average.

I'd be interested to here how Haze compares to that one.  It sounds like the control and framerate are better, at least.

However, I was expecting Free Radical to deliver on story, and it sounds like they didn't live up to the potential there, either.

i had the same experience with blacksite: area 51.  lackluster game on all counts, and it didn't even have the benefit of fun mp or coop.  and it came out right when the other big names did, so it was even more likely to get ignored.  if it came out now, it might have sold a few more copies, at least until word of mouth came around.

any chance the team that made this isn't the same team that made second sight?  i could see how different teams would account for the differences between previous free radical games (ss and timesplitters)
8707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Sony Card? on: May 21, 2008, 06:48:27 PM
i did this back when it was 150 off and got a 60gb before they went extinct.  pretty good deal for it considering you can't even find a new unit these days. 

i haven't looked at my points, but i don't think it's enough for anything extravagant yet.

they sent me a catalog once with various stuff and their point value.  some of it is very expensive.  i'd list some of it, but i think it's been recycled.
8708  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: A few console games for sale-a-rooni (prices modified) on: May 20, 2008, 09:34:53 PM
looking for any trades mike?
8709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTAIV - Who lives and who dies? on: May 20, 2008, 09:19:10 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
i took out playboy x as i really liked his crib.  just like real NYC apartment hunting, sometimes you have to wait for someone else to die to get a chance to rent.  i didn't feel like waiting for him, and i also found out about dwayne's bonus.

Spoiler for Hiden:
i sniped francis.  anyone who is asking a killer like niko to 'stop' his brother doesn't seem the kind of friend i want to have my back.

i haven't progressed beyond the first two big choices, but i have past the minor ones.

Spoiler for Hiden:
i let ivan live as vlad just seemed like the kind of guy you don't blindly trust. 

Spoiler for Hiden:
i let clarice live as i didn't feel like she was really out to hurt derrick.

Spoiler for Hiden:
i sniped clarence before even getting the option, as it was very obvious that a shootout would occur if i went into his hornets nest of a hangout.  but i probably would have taken him out anyways.


i like that the characters and the choices you make in game have had an effect on my sense of morality. 
8710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 20, 2008, 09:13:40 PM
with the negative buzz around the tunnel of death mission, i was almost certain to hit a road block with it like i did with snow job.  i got very lucky though and beat it first try.  the first cop car got in a bender with the noose vehicles and all of the other first responders went down the wrong tunnel so my center point didn't reset.  by the time more cops showed up on the map, i was able to escape the circle and duck down an alley.  i lost the heat after that and the rest of the mission went fine.

about the end of that mission:
Spoiler for Hiden:
i kind of felt bad offing that aiden guy.  it's not like i had any beef with him and i certainly wasn't convinced that derrick was innocent in the whole thing either.  i ended up pistol whipping him and watching his body slide into the ocean.
8711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Haze gets 4.5 from IGN on: May 20, 2008, 08:53:06 PM
ouch.  that's a big hit to one of the ps3's big games.  i was hoping for something great under the rough spots, like second sight. 
8712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 17, 2008, 08:02:29 AM
re stevie
Spoiler for Hiden:
i stumbled over this too kevin.  there's a garage in bohan.  it's listed on the map actually, but it doesn't make a big notice about it, and after the gps leading the way for so long, i was expecting it to do the same here.
8713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CSI Las Vegas Finale on: May 16, 2008, 09:48:13 PM
damn, i missed it.  can someone spoilerize it for me?  or should i just wait for the inevitable rerun?

i guess it's just one more reason to watch csi HORATIO CAINE!!!111!!!!: miami

8714  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I have a Hetero-Man-Crush on ATB on: May 16, 2008, 09:46:17 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 15, 2008, 05:50:12 PM

I will need (preferably shirtless) pics of all of you before I decide who is most worthy of a man-crush.   icon_twisted

why god why? 





don't you know that a pic of ceekay already exists.  i believe it has a blue bukkit in it too.
8715  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fox to use less commercials? on: May 16, 2008, 09:39:19 PM
tbs (oh, the irony of that acronym) used this to perfect infamy in the old days.  everything was off by 5 minutes. 

end result was i watched a lot of shows on other channels or ended up missing the last 5 minutes of a tbs show.  it's annoying.

what i want is for them to stop broadcasting commercials at 3 times the volume of the show.  i get to just muting the damn things by default. i would kill for a tv that muted commercials automatically.
8716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why do woman get mad on: May 16, 2008, 09:18:42 PM
step 1: open mouth.
step 2: say the first thing that comes to mind
step 3: ????
step 4: couch (what, you thought i would say profit?)

there is no rhyme or reason for it, but sometimes i think they just want something to be mad about.  and we as men are nothing if not a steady stream of small things to be mad about. 

her - "why did you put your keys on the counter?"
me - "because we always do and that way i won't misplace them"
her - "well, it clutters up the counter"
me - "<what, between the bowl of fruit, the bowl of candy, the three vases, the baby stuff, the stack of magazines and bills, and half of our kitchen appliances, there isn't one spot large spot left to take up a paperback book> ok, honey"
her - frowning at me behind my back and "saving" this for later.

8717  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 16, 2008, 09:01:00 PM
i had a good list on OO before the fires claimed the corpse, but i don't remember what they are now.  let me comb through the stack and see what i have.

off the top of my head, i have:

tribes 2 - case only
colonization - 3.5's and manual.

+2
8718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just bought a Wii and on: May 16, 2008, 08:54:06 PM
if you miss the cc sale on nmh, it looks like it just dropped across the board to $30. 

i will try to get it at cc today though. 
8719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: May 14, 2008, 09:34:38 PM
gta4

not as funny as i hoped it would be.  he pretty much nails the first impression though.  nothing like being led through the first 10 hours by the nose. 
8720  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target clearance watch - April update! on: May 14, 2008, 09:25:58 PM
saw these when i returned pgr4 today.

~10 copies of xenosaga 2 for %5
~6 copies of mario kart double dash for $21

one copy of coh:opposing forces for $15
simpsons ps3 for $25

it also looks like no more heroes for the wii got a price drop to $30. 
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