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8841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: June 28, 2009, 05:55:53 PM
after you do the demo mission, you will start seeing mechs show up.  one of the light Aliens-esque loader mechs shows up near an edf roadblock and a race start point (i think).  i grabbed it during a mission and used it to finish that up and then knock down the bridge.  i smashed the sections nearest the ends so edf couldn't follow me out and then proceeded to plow up the roadway and knock down supports.  by the time i was done, it looked like a massive kids construction kit after a temper tantrum and fell down in sections. 

you could also use mines and the edf against itself and remote charges to make a massive chain reaction.  i did that later on just for fun when the bridge was rebuilt. 
8842  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: iPhones (16G-3G) on: June 27, 2009, 06:23:46 AM

Quote from: Zero on June 25, 2009, 08:24:28 PM

I left one for Caine  icon_biggrin

much appreciated too. 
8843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well dang if I aint having fun with Jedi Outcast on: June 27, 2009, 06:22:44 AM
best game i bought twice, just so i would have the unopened copies of the first three games in the big awesome collectors edition.  and the lightsaber still works too. 

i'm getting an urge to boot this up now. 

and don't forget the dismemberment cheat.  it makes the awesome combat even better.   icon_twisted

now if they could just mod that into force unleashed.
8844  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Windows 7 Home Premium (upgrade) $49.99 pre-order on: June 26, 2009, 06:47:14 PM
yup, and even then, 8 gb is much more than the average home user would need, even a few years out.  hell, i started with 2 gb on the current pc 3 years ago and going up from there isn't going to make a huge difference unless i want to run virtual machines.

i think going with pro would make a difference if you consider the xp mode useful.  a lot of that may be if you're a business.  

i'll probably just stick with premium myself and if i end up down the road needing a beefier machine, getting pro for that one by itself.

btw, amazon has really cheap release day shipping.  6 bucks is much cheaper than anybody else's 2 day shipping.  impressed  thumbsup

even better than the download option, tbh.  maybe being located in the same state helped.  
8845  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A joke on: June 26, 2009, 06:34:50 PM
try this on your friends:

knock knock

(who's there)

i eat mop

(i eat mop who?)

if they say it right, just look at them until they get it.  ymmv if your accent is different
8846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: June 26, 2009, 04:04:32 PM

Quote from: Chaz on June 26, 2009, 03:08:16 PM

Quote from: Destructor on June 26, 2009, 02:17:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 26, 2009, 12:37:41 PM

I don't see any mention of 32-bit or 64-bit on these retail sites.  Am I to assume that both versions come in every box?

I thought Microsoft is just going 64-bit on all W7 versions now or something. Odds are I could be wrong though.

And the 'both versions in the box' didn't work for Vista. The key was for all versions, but normally the 32-bit version was the one that was included (I got Ultimate). It was sad - I had to either pay Microsoft for them to send me a 64-bit disc of Vista, or I had to pirate the bloody thing to use the key I had.

This could suck.  I'm hoping that they remember to put the 64-bit versions on disc.  Maybe it'd be better to just order the download version from MS directly rather than the boxed version.

probably a safe bet considering that online is where you can buy it, but you have to wait for shipping anyways.  at least with an iso you can dl it as fast as your connection will be (assuming the tubes don't get so plugged with W7 that you end up at dial up speeds)

funny that i still have an attachment to the physical box and disc when i've already been using downloaded iso's from technet. 
8847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Jackson has a heart attack on: June 25, 2009, 10:54:11 PM
some of the ebay items have just gone nuts in the last hour.  
signed photo from 8 to $510

there's a pair of tickets up there as well.  i wonder how much those will go for.  crazy
8848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Jackson has a heart attack on: June 25, 2009, 10:39:46 PM
and now cnn is saying he's both dead and in a coma. 

8849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Jackson has a heart attack on: June 25, 2009, 10:31:12 PM
cnn is saying coma too

if so, then i don't give him much time left anyways.
8850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thank you to a person who helped a scared teenage girl 25 years ago on: June 25, 2009, 10:17:16 PM
twitter or facebook perhaps?
8851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thank you to a person who helped a scared teenage girl 25 years ago on: June 25, 2009, 10:02:15 PM
you actually met her?  crazy.  send this to ryan.  i'm sure he'd be happy to hear of a moment of happiness.
8852  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watchmen Directors Cut coming on: June 25, 2009, 10:00:01 PM
also, i hear that the director will be doing a screening that you can be involved with via bd live on the 25th.

could be cool

i am very interested in picking this up, but if the blu ray version (it still has the PSN games included right) is too much, i may have to wait.
8853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Jackson has a heart attack on: June 25, 2009, 09:57:58 PM
not only 3, but 3 in a week's time


how long before the bad jokes start?
8854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: June 25, 2009, 08:10:19 PM
that's a pretty good line there sky.  Bay should be the new army recruitment film director.  could do wonders for initial enlistment numbers.
8855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: June 25, 2009, 08:07:22 PM

Quote from: Brendan on June 25, 2009, 06:56:18 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 25, 2009, 06:49:29 PM

any reason you can't buy a physical copy of x64 and upgrade to it from x86?  'the key...' sounds like 'only' the way it's written on the link.  i would like to avoid the whole launch day download wait if at all possible.

You can't do an in-place cross-architecture upgrade from x86 to x64, unfortunately.  You'll need to do a clean install where you migrate your data using the Win 7 version of USMT.

no, no.  i get that you can't cross the architecture streams.  logically, it breaks more than it could fix.

what i wonder is why he wrote 'the key to this ...' regarding the x86 -> x64 upgrade rather than just saying 'yes'.  the way he describes it makes it seem like you are somehow locked to a platform if you buy the upgrade anywhere else.  like amazon checking version key platform for eligibility requirements.

in any case, i'll probably be dual booting the main pc at home just so i have a working os to fall back on should i hit an unknown, at least for the initial run.
8856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1TB HDD for the 360? on: June 25, 2009, 06:51:32 PM
it would make sense either way, but having it up there makes it easier to justify the 'slightly' more expensive 1tb drive.  there's a marketing scheme in that method.
8857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: June 25, 2009, 06:49:29 PM
any reason you can't buy a physical copy of x64 and upgrade to it from x86?  'the key...' sounds like 'only' the way it's written on the link.  i would like to avoid the whole launch day download wait if at all possible.

8858  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: June 25, 2009, 04:09:16 PM
the upgrade deal is nice, but the install method from clean os is backwards.  i guess they figured out why the upgrade version of vista was more popular than the full.
8859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: UPS are puppies on: June 25, 2009, 04:03:32 PM
and thank god for that.  they were always consistently at the bottom of the list for regular deliveries.

of course, now when we talk about ups, it can't be followed with "at least their not as bad as dhl"

they once delivered a load of books to my house and left them sitting on the exposed side of the porch in spring.  luckily the box soaked up the rain and didn't let any in. 
8860  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ds] flower sun and rain on: June 25, 2009, 03:52:03 PM
that opening post and your name really make a great match btw.  it's as if we were all present to a brain dump of a sleeping patient.  rambling at it's finest (worst?)

and this bit here, awesome in an ironic way.  biggrin

Quote from: semiconscious on June 23, 2009, 11:20:04 PM

we'll never have a video game written/directed by philip k. dick (r.i.p.), but we do have fsr (as it refers to itself). i'm not saying this's a good thing - while i'd strongly encourage anyone who hasn't read 'the 3 stigmata of palmer eldritch' to drop everything & do so immediately, he also had a strong tendency to wander off to places that, while obviously interesting to him, weren't really all that interesting (or comprehensible) to anyone else, & fsr tends to cross that line pretty frequently...

and no, not interested in trying out a game which takes your mind on such a trip.  it sounds intriguingly horrible.
8861  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Ghostbusters Coop on: June 25, 2009, 03:42:05 PM
i haven't finished sp either, but i'm close.  within a night's worth i imagine.
8862  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Splinter Cell Double Agent (PC) on: June 25, 2009, 12:49:47 AM
all complete in box, or dvd case iirc.

i also have CT available, but you'd have to bribe me for that one.  it's a keeper. biggrin
8863  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Ghostbusters Coop on: June 25, 2009, 12:42:19 AM
i have it and if you see me online, send me an invite.  i would like to try the mp out without dealing with random Live 14 year olds
8864  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam Weekend Sale] Zeno Clash 50% off this weekend on: June 25, 2009, 12:37:51 AM
so, i saw some pics of this.  is it solely an fps with crazy characters/environments ala serious sam or is there something deeper here?
8865  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: iPhones (16G-3G) on: June 25, 2009, 12:36:32 AM

Quote from: Devil on June 22, 2009, 12:57:48 AM

Caine/Anyone - Shoot me a PM. We can probably work something out.

Would really like to move both, so someone else jump in too!  icon_smile

you have a price range in mind?
8866  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Splinter Cell Double Agent (PC) on: June 25, 2009, 12:35:32 AM
i have and i do.  how's 5 bucks sound?
8867  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1TB HDD for the 360? on: June 25, 2009, 12:20:49 AM
i wouldn't buy a 1tb drive as i find the idea of full games for download less inviting when the games are full price.  no media, no resale, not interested.  hell, the only stuff i buy downloadable on the pc are either locked in drm affairs like HL2, mmorpg's like eve, or dirt cheap like the rest of the stuff i've bought.  of course, tie this into the fact i haven't bought a full price pc game since stalker: cs.  i also haven't, and won't, buy the movies and videos from xbla.  hell, most of it's free already on youtube/hulu, etc.  renting is different as at least you aren't getting stuff freely available elsewhere and it's near the cost of a physical rental anyways.

ftr, i have also decided to wait on the recent fo3 dlc in lieu of getting the boxed copy, but that's secondary to the fact that i haven't played it in a while and i have a bunch of other games on my plate now.

now, if they had a game dl service ala gamefly, aka 2 games dl at once per month, no limit to # of different games you 'had', then that changes things considerably.  i would be interested in a dl version of gamefly and would probably drop them altogether.
8868  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated June 12th, 2009 9:25 AM) on: June 22, 2009, 09:26:15 PM
+ to Gratch for fast payment, plus a few dollars more.

and a +1 to leo8877 for lightning fingers with the paypal
8869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Didn't Circuit City go out of business? on: June 21, 2009, 11:10:54 PM
beware this one too.  there's already a following of CC #2's bad company antics.
8870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Arrested during a haircut on: June 21, 2009, 11:08:54 PM
that's awesome.  i see that being an avatar for many years to come.
8871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is there anything that can be done with this purchase? on: June 21, 2009, 11:07:49 PM
sounds contradictory:




so, which is it?  either you have a key or you don't.  so, you buy a sealed retail box with no keys and hope that the publisher gives you a code to play it?  proof of purchase will be hard to verify and unless you go to one of those other sites, i don't know how you could play it at all, never mind the mp side. 
8872  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: L/F: Arcanum (PC) on: June 21, 2009, 11:03:26 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 20, 2009, 07:56:21 PM

Yeah, I like $5 better.  smile  Let me know if you track it down and how much you'd like for it.

cool.  i'll get a chance to find it and let you know.  really though, i don't have a huge likelihood of playing through again in this lifetime. 

yup.  got the disc, manual and ref card. 
8873  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: iPhones (16G-3G) on: June 21, 2009, 11:01:47 PM
yeah, 500 is way too rich for my blood, but i am still interested in one.  lmk if you settle on a price and if you are at all interested in partial trade/$ offers.  i've got a whole shelf of games + movies so if you are looking for something, chances are i might have it.
8874  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Random game sale - updated with more games on: June 21, 2009, 11:00:04 PM
bump for updates
8875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: June 21, 2009, 10:53:47 PM
finished on evil last night, and yeah, the ending twist wasn't really expected, nor the reason behind it.  (the character's reason, not the game designer's).  overall, i like it quite a bit, even though the powers you get towards the end aren't useful enough to use outside of specific occasions.  i rarely even used the last one at all and mainly beat the boss with ample use of shield and the evil side sith lightning.  it took me a couple of tries before i got the hang of the last fight, eliciting a few almost controller throwing moments.  shield is your friend against his big attack and you can avoid the ground effect attack pretty well.  the only one that is going to hit you is his force push, but with the open power lines around, you can get healthy fairly easy. 

don't know if i'm up for a second playthrough as it started to drag on me at the end, even after a week's hiatus for red faction.  as it was, i found all the dead drops and 327/350 with all but two sections of the middle island cleared out.  no idea how many stunts i completed, which really highlights how dumb that portion is.  why doesn't the game let you look at all of the stunts so you can go after them?  yeah, it shows you the highest unfinished one, but after trying for that one through half the game, i fell back on using the known stunts and said to hell with the others.  i did get one back accident though, but beats me what that was. 

i think the parkour implementation should be the de-facto standard for all similar games.  so much better than ass creed's implementation.  here it felt like i was in control of how i scaled a building vs AC was about finding the path lined out by the designers

overall, a 8.5/10 for me. 
8876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghostbusters impression thread on: June 21, 2009, 10:43:39 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 21, 2009, 05:45:02 AM

By the way, Fireball, why were you trying to slime the podiums?!   saywhat

Nothing at that point in the game indicated that slime was the proper weapon for that fight.

iirc, one of the others says you should use the slime to stop it
of course, that was such a hectic fight, i don't remember if it was ray or egon who said it.  i was able to shut them down with the slime eventually.  remember you have to arc it a bit up as it's not a beam weapon and gravity does take effect.
8877  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: L/F: Arcanum (PC) on: June 20, 2009, 06:59:34 PM
pretty sure i have the manual and game lying around somewhere.  what's the going price for it these days?  wow.  i just checked.  someone out there wants 50$ for a new copy.  that's nuts.

how about $5? 
8878  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: iPhones (16G-3G) on: June 18, 2009, 08:14:55 PM

Quote from: jblank on June 18, 2009, 08:02:45 PM

Apologies for the thread hijack, but I'm an AT& T customer that would LOVE an Iphone (currently have a Blackberry Pearl).....what is their "new upgrade stance"?

good starting point here

199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB) for all new AT&T customers and existing AT&T customers who have fulfilled their previous agreement. In addition, AT&T yesterday extended this pricing to iPhone 3G customers who will be eligible for a full upgrade in July, August, or September 2009.


Existing AT&T customers can easily check their upgrade eligibility at or by visiting any AT&T company-owned retail store. Customers can also call *NEW# (*639#) from their AT&T handset to receive a text message with information on upgrade eligibility.

and yes, i am interested in upgrading from my current phone.  i made the mistake of upgrading to a vue in february and now have a long wait until i get eligible.  have you considered price?  open to partial $ & trade?  lmk what you have in mind.

btw, i just did the *639# and it gives you exactly what you need to know regarding price and eligibility, including eligibility date.  in my case, 6/25/10, just in time for the next iphone.
8879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: June 17, 2009, 04:29:17 PM
i loved doing that.  it's so much fun to watch them fall out of the sky.  even better when they can hit something else.

the only problem with rfg is that now every other game that promises something similar will be knocked a point for not doing what this one does.  they need to license the engine out.  there isn't a sandbox destruction game out there that even compares to the level of detail of rfg.
8880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghostbusters impression thread on: June 17, 2009, 04:24:05 PM
i have to echo most of the good and bad that was said here so far.  the look, the atmosphere, the sound, the humor and the characters.  everything is right.  you feel like you are in a movie, you get to go point on a lot of awesome ghost hunts and you get a tightly condensed experience.  outside of RFG, i haven't been as happy with a game after playing it all this year.  most games make you wait for the hook, or have one a step removed from you personally.  GB (and RFG) get you on the first strike and keep reeling you in. 

i was a bit apprehensive that the mission structure would be one long path of ghosts and run together like a very long day, but they give you some downtime between the big missions, which opens up the station to look at.  great details there and if you haven't talked to Vigo yet, make sure you do.  there's also some great phone calls you can listen janine answer. 

i like how they integrated the 'revisit' scenes without making it feel like a cheap way to fill up the game.  there are definitely enough moments in those scenes that you get a new, but familiar experience. 

upgrades can make the difference in a tough fight, so use them.  being able to hold down the trigger with a heat reduction upgrade is noticeable.  same with the focusing effect on the proton stream.  i don't think it's actually possible to buy everything in game though, as you don't get all that much for a trap and the upgrades all cost major dough.  really glad you don't have to restrain yourself for damage reimbursement or i would never be able to afford anything.  biggrin 

i made it past the library and into the museum on experienced, and my only drawback would be the lack of co-op through the campaign.  even having just two person co-op would have been awesome. 

now, where's the twinkie?
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