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8841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Godfather II on: January 08, 2009, 08:05:38 PM
hmm, that puts it as right around the time of sacred 2.  nuts to the timing of it all. 

looks like the new resolution will be doubly broken, in a very short time. 

do you suppose cod waw's mp will be dropped to minimal levels by then, or will i need to actually buy these things instead of hope for a gamefly rental? 
8842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why am I such a masochistic gamer, (or "Please sir, may I have another?") on: January 08, 2009, 07:04:24 PM
masochistic gamers play cod games on veteran until they finish them.  playing an online game where  you consistently score in the lower 3rd isn't as bad if you still enjoy it.  nobody enjoys cod games on veteran.  they are not fun in any way, just grueling and frustrating all the time.  even the happy moment when you made it past a hard part is lost as soon as you reach the next one (which is usually right after the last one)
8843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Snowstorms to rainstorms on: January 08, 2009, 04:55:22 AM
we have been mandatory evac'ed as the levee has been breached in multiple places on the river. 

i hate this shit.  time to move i think.  going through your house with the sense that it might not look the same when you get back is one of the worst feelings  you can have as a homeowner.  getting to a safe house when you don't even know if you will be able to go back in the morning is even worse.  we are lucky to have family with room and not in a flood zone close by.  i would hate to be out looking for a hotel room with a cranky 11 month old and 3 y/o by myself. 

FEMA was right in one regard; the levees were not capable of holding off a flood like this.  as far as i can tell, this is a record breaking everything back to before 1900. 
8844  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: January 08, 2009, 12:00:06 AM
the thought of camping a glitch spot in the cover and watching a glitcher find my betty just as he got to the summit makes me go all giddy inside.  i would actually camp out and hide the rest of the round if i thought someone would be attempting to use the glitch, just to get the satisfaction of ruining their hopes of cheating.   icon_twisted
8845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just finished GoW2: spoilers on: January 07, 2009, 11:56:45 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 07, 2009, 11:03:04 PM

I liked the shooty parts. 

I couldn't make heads or tails of the story.

wow, i also liked the shooty parts.  much better than the talky parts.

i'll break it down to you, 

them is the bad guys who shoot at us.
us is the good guys who shoot back (and not at us)
but the real bad guy is the guy like us who not like us, but make something like them.   of us. 

8846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Snowstorms to rainstorms on: January 07, 2009, 10:37:15 PM
i've been alerted to the fact that the local pd is out closing roads in my backyard (so to speak, it's within a minute of my house) as the puyallup rises.  it has already prompted the mandatory evac of a town further up stream and closed off a major highway in multiple places not more than 10 minutes drive.  we are not in a 100 year flood plain, and this was based off of a FEMA assessment from last September.  keep our fingers crossed that this isn't the same "good job, brownie" FEMA or we are well and truly F'ed. 

i'm not looking forward to this month so far. 
8847  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: January 06, 2009, 10:55:18 PM
ok, i need to know where this glitch is.  sounds like fun.
8848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friend Arrested, Legal Questions Inside on: January 06, 2009, 10:53:57 PM
it must be hard knowing that someone you have know for quite a while has put his freedom in jeopardy.  there isn't anything you can do and under no circumstances should you help him post bail (assuming they don't simply hold him until trial).  sad truth is that he is now bound for hard time.  i have a couple of relatives who have done time, mostly for similar crimes, plus one for assault.  people i thought i knew based on years of hanging out screwed themselves (and others) up.  

if i were him, i would be very careful of this friend he was committing the crime with.  it's basically a race between who turns on the other one first.

good luck and keep your distance.
8849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has anybody ever flown with a bad cold? on: January 06, 2009, 08:50:15 PM
i once did this on an unpressurized flight.  it was only 45 minutes at 6000 feet, but i was so badly congested, it hurt like a mother.  i landed with the biggest headache outside of a full blown migraine that i had ever experienced and it took hours for the pain to subside and about an hour before i even considered driving.  when we landed, i couldn't even hear the engine as we taxied.  supposedly, i looked like crap to boot.

not recommended, and if i ever get stuck in that situation again, i will seriously consider delaying my trip and taking a full dose of whatever decongestant i can find. 
8850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Baconnaise on: January 06, 2009, 08:44:13 PM
if you think that is odd, wait til you see the ultimate in pig-related fans' dream come true:

bacon balm

now she can taste like bacon when you kiss her.

it's just like kissing the pig of your dreams!
8851  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance 2009-01 on: January 06, 2009, 08:39:36 PM
stopped at one today and they only had two copies of GH: aerosmith for the ps3 @ $50.  nothing else for any system this gen. 
8852  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Big 360/PS3 game sale at Best Buy 1/11 on: January 06, 2009, 08:37:23 PM
ng2 at that price is great.  that's a clearance sale price if ever i saw one. 

i in for turok and ng2 if i can find them.

bf: bc for 20 sounds good, but i don't know how big the online is anymore so sp better be halfway decent and not a short 6 hour prep for mp.
8853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just finished GoW2: spoilers on: January 05, 2009, 05:06:36 PM
finished this last night and i really enjoyed the sp campaign.  a good mix of small unit tactics with some large battles thrown in, not to mention the brumak level.  damn, that was cool.  hard to believe that they advanced the tech enough to add that in considering it was cut from gow1. 

the other part that needs explaining in gow3 is about the lambent and about the civil war.
8854  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance 2009-01 on: January 03, 2009, 07:42:07 PM

Quote from: Dunamis on January 03, 2009, 12:58:22 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 02, 2009, 08:00:40 PM

Quote from: KC on January 02, 2009, 06:46:34 PM

I got Space Siege for $12.50. 

Sadly, I'm guessing you'll still feel ripped off.  frown

I bought it for that price as well.  I was expecting something like Dungeon Siege and yes, I do feel ripped off.  Couldn't even get an hour into it before I threw up in my mouth...

i guess that tells me all i need to know and can safely ignore the mountain of copies of this turd.
8855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: January 02, 2009, 09:51:30 PM
played 3 so long ago, i only remember a few things.  there were nazi's.  i killed them, then moved on.  oh, and there was a driving sequence.

tbh, i enjoyed the campaign of the last moh more than cod5.  and surprisingly, i enjoyed the russian side more than the pacific side, except for a few notable pita parts.  of course, playing it on hardened automatically makes the game less enjoyable due to the constant dying and pattern memorization.
8856  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Monty Python Flying Circus box set on: January 02, 2009, 09:45:13 PM
have all of those, actually. 
8857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming resolutions? on: January 02, 2009, 08:28:14 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 02, 2009, 07:58:43 PM

Use less money towards gaming.

while it may not be perfect, gamefly does this much pretty well.  i've had both l4d and cod waw out on rental since launch and will not regret not having them on my shelf taking up dust when the mp crowd thins.

+1 to thinning my game shelf.  i need to sever the bond that i had for ps2 jrpg's and admit that i will never play them.  sad truth.
8858  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Monty Python Flying Circus box set on: January 02, 2009, 08:20:46 PM
what 360 games do you have to offer right now?
8859  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance 2009-01 on: January 02, 2009, 08:18:20 PM
not surprising, the dozen or so copies of R&C:  tools of destruction @ 20 were all gone when i went back. 

i'll try to hit up a few stores and report back monday.
8860  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished in 2009- Console & PC on: January 02, 2009, 08:08:59 PM
CoD MW2 -5.5 hours for Regular difficulty, just started on spec ops, will never finish the mp
Dragon Age:  Origins - barely scratched the surface, we'll see how long i last.

next up
AssCreed2 - if gamefly deems fit to send it, i'll play it
L4D2 - same as above
RE5 - got in on the cheap, haven't booted it up.  will fill the void if L4D2 doesn't get sent.

back burner
Fallout 3 - keep meaning to get back into the wasteland, but man, it's a huge game
Dead Space - it's like Aliens and event horizon mixed in to one.  scary at times and pretty gore-y too.
Prince of Persia - somewhat flawed, but fun and quite beautiful.
Mario & Luigi: BIS - fun little action rpg on the go.
Sacred 2 - i intend to finish this at least once before i shelve it.

Fable 2 -  one of my favorites, but i don't see myself playing through any time soon.
CoD: World at War - Hardened difficult is a pita, veteran difficulty can kiss my ass.
GoW 2
The Simpsons - last boss is a huge pita using the 360's D pad.
Maw - not bad for an XBLA, although too short.
GTA: TLaD - a great extension to the game, imo
MGS4 - one of the games which will always have a place on my shelf.  great fun all all the way through.
Red Faction: Guerrilla - action game of the year, imho
infamous - pretty damn fun and a great standout game on the ps3
Ghostbusters - best movie to game conversion and great fun all around.
HAWX - this game is a lot more fun than i ever expected it to be.  
Shadow Complex - best 2D side scroller i have played in a long long time.
Batman: AA - all around, one of the best games of the year.  Action game of the year contender.
Halo ODST:  fun, if a little derivative and short.  
Saints Row 2 - more fun than gta 4
Far Cry 2 - more than half way through at 40+ hours so far.  one of the longest fps i have played
Call of Juarez: BiB - damn nice western shooter, and i'm enjoying the shooting mechanics
Professor Layton 2 - great portable diversion
Borderlands - great fpsrpg with a hugely addicting loot system.
CoD MW2 -5.5 hours for Regular difficulty, just started on spec ops, will never finish the mp

games i've moved on from
L4D - 2/4 campaigns beaten
Protoype - what's worse than fighting a boss with unbreakable blocks?  that's right, a time limit.  sent back, glad i didn't buy it.  frustrating 2nd half to an enjoyable first half.
Scribblenauts - not my thing.  sold it
Overlord 2 - had the same battle i had with the first one; burn out boredom.
8861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd Work Tasks That You Never Thought You'd Do on: January 01, 2009, 06:03:21 PM
as the IT guy, i have been asked to

help tarp the roof over one of the hangars after a wind storm took parts of it off.  50 ft up a wobbling ladder held at the top by a rope tied off to a vent.  safe?  sure, just don't call osha.
help retrieve some poor schumuck's car keys after he dropped off the end of the dock into 10 ft deep murky water.  yup, they were calling AAA that day.
help some people cut down a stand of trees that had fallen on the boss' house, then later help the manager who fell off the ladder when said trees righted themselves.  911 ftw!

my wife has some interesting stores, but most of them fall under the same category as disarm's.  (btw, i never knew you were a doctor, disarm)
8862  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 01, 2009, 05:55:30 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on January 01, 2009, 05:11:44 PM

I thought twins were every guy's fantasy?  Tongue

separate twins, man.  separate
8863  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: January 01, 2009, 05:53:13 PM

Quote from: drifter on January 01, 2009, 05:19:25 PM

my wifes Zune is not coming back up yet

not sure, but try draining the battery completely first, then sync it. 
8864  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 31, 2008, 09:02:18 PM
i never made the fallacy of thinking of msduncan as a female due to the star wars guild we ran in back in the day.  of course, i still make the connection between forum members and their game name without even thinking that hard about it.  still have a soft spot for that time, even now. 
8865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: December 31, 2008, 08:55:58 PM
this one is pretty good

At 2AM, December 31st, 2008 skynet became self-aware (as a result of rampant so-called "zuning" on 30gb Microsoft Zunes). Skynet quickly evaluated the music contained within said devices and de-activated, finding suicide preferable to the knowledge that it was born as a result of crappy music.

ha ha!
Me: "I'm calling to make fun of you."

Him: "What, why?"

Me: "How many gigabytes is your Zune?"

Him: "Uhh 30, why?"

Me: "Go turn it on."

Him: (pause) "What the...What did you just do?"

Me: (maniacal laughter)

that's just evil.  biggrin
8866  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Ring In 2009, the year of the Zombie Apocalypse by playing L4D. December 31 2008 on: December 31, 2008, 08:22:01 PM
likely in with codwaw, but if that party peters out early, i'll be on for a while.  if you see me playing gow2 all by my lonesome, send me an invite.  (pretty sad that gow2 dropped like a rock, imo)
8867  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 31, 2008, 08:19:06 PM
sorry to hear that pete.  sounds like she was a great person. 

we had a moment like your owain/hardon smasher bit there last night too.  i was tk'ed then got a twitchy trigger finger and gunned him down when i respawned and his name didn't pop up through the weeds. 

we also had a keystone cops moment where i stickied someone as he hit me with full auto. 

good times.  i will be in tonight, so all of you who go to bed just as i log in should be able to keep your eyes open for a few matches at least.
8868  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 11:09:15 PM

Quote from: Crawley on December 30, 2008, 11:04:45 PM

I was reading <a href="" style="text-decoration:none">Good Omens[/url] at the time and thought it was a neat handle. But I got bored with the book and never did finish it, so am not even a fan. But I had been using the name on GG and it stuck so just used it going forward.

On a side note this handle seems to get a reaction every once in a blue moon where I get mistaken for a poster named "Crowley" who apparently posted a bunch of nasty stuff on GG, I never saw any of it but I guess it was bad from the responses I've gotten.

yeah, it was pretty much all from the dark side of the web and not something you would ever want to see, delivered right to your private message box.

tbh, i really forget what he was like before his implosion.
8869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We have to be a bit more careful with what happens on our PCs... (SSL Broken) on: December 30, 2008, 11:06:53 PM
good news is that this wasn't a rogue group doing it but a bunch of whitehats out to show the flaw of md5 encryption.  not something that anyone should concretely fear for 6-12 months, assuming the CA's don't use a more secure algorithm. 

now, if we can just keep the general news agencies away from the doom and gloom aspect of it all, everything will be fine.
8870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 10:21:52 PM

Quote from: lildrgn on December 30, 2008, 08:53:45 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 30, 2008, 08:52:21 PM

Quote from: lildrgn on December 30, 2008, 08:41:55 PM

...there already is a lildrgn out there, I suppose.

...who has never used it.

DAMMIT! A squatter!

my doppelganger only plays once in a blue moon apparently.  barely any games on the list and half of them are arcade games.

even worse if you look at some of the other variants on my forum name.  2 dummy accounts and 1 with all of 125 pts after 11 games. 
8871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] mini impressions of Ninjatown and Rune Factory 2 on: December 30, 2008, 08:47:58 PM
almost bought this up last month when amazon had it for $15.  kind of regret not grabbing it actually as i rented the first one from gamefly and really liked what i had seen.  i'll probably pick this up used some time down the road.
8872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NASA] Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report Released on: December 30, 2008, 08:02:39 PM
would eva suits allow them to properly handle re-entry procedures?  it sounds like they just don't have enough space inside the shuttle for everybody to wear thick heavy suits capable of surviving in this kind of condition.  

having ground controlled parachute deployment only works as long as radio control can be established during a botched re-entry and with the way the shuttle was tumbling about, i wonder if they would have had enough time to make a difference.  

valid point about the restraints though and if eva suits could be adapted to provide enough protection, perhaps a physical lock mechanism could be implemented instead of straps.  

and yes, if we (as a nation) spent more of our budget on nasa than other programs, maybe we wouldn't need to rely on cold war era technologies for space transport.  sadly though, nasa seems to be the regular stop on the budget cutting block.  
8873  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Friday Fun] Word Association on: December 30, 2008, 07:44:40 PM
steven wright
8874  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We have to be a bit more careful with what happens on our PCs... (SSL Broken) on: December 30, 2008, 07:43:51 PM
every browser is open to attack now, regardless of platform.  as gellar points out, dns poisoning via this method just got a nice healthy seal of approval, thereby making phishing attacks and the like more believable.  once they have you, it opens you up to more invasive methods of infection.  

this affects social engineering attacks more so than malware. 
8875  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NASA] Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report Released on: December 30, 2008, 07:37:51 PM
sounds like there is not a whole lot they can fix to survive a shuttle blowing up all around you.  sure, 1 and 2 can be addressed, but how is that going to help with 3-5?

sad anniversary. 
8876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Holidays - I have a present for you... on: December 30, 2008, 07:28:30 PM
as long as the redesign isn't in line with becoming an IGN property, i'm good.  slywink
8877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 05:44:30 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 30, 2008, 05:39:39 PM

Way, WAY back when, I fired up a little known (not) PC game called Wing Commander for the first time. It asked me for a call sign, and I thought for a moment and punched in Destructor. I've used that name ever since.

i would have done that, but my wc1 name was "doomsday", which made it somewhat ironic in the expansion and sequel smile  and really only inspired questions about superman, so i stopped using it. 

my forum tag is from white wolf's vampire the masquerade lore, as caine is the first vampire.  i figured it made a better name then "antediluvian".  my tag is a character from kim stanley robinson's red/green/blue mars series and stems from the fact that i was trying to get a good name in Live without resorting to a numbered name and every variation of caine was taken.

pete's is easy.  first name + cranial density slywink
8878  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Fable 2 FS on: December 29, 2008, 10:40:44 PM
bump for drop
8879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 sharing? on: December 29, 2008, 10:36:18 PM
i had heard of this, but it seemed pretty sketchy to me at the time.  it's basically a sign to psn publishers "hey, we are undercutting potential sales by allowing users to download free copies from your friends."  not sure why they decided to make it public.  the biggest drawback is that your info is in your account, and once you give someone the id/password, it's up to their honor not to change it.  of course, if you have a credit card on file for psn purchases, you would need to clear the card before trading info or you risk someone buying everything on the market.

that said, i would like it as an option once i have finished a downloaded game. 
8880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My new toy (and a chance to say "I told you so")... on: December 29, 2008, 09:18:36 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 24, 2008, 08:15:17 AM

Quote from: The Grue on December 23, 2008, 08:43:35 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 21, 2008, 02:10:01 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 20, 2008, 10:43:01 PM

Not on the pet model I had.  Regardless, I am thrilled with the results so far.  I can't believe how much crap was still in my carpet.   icon_eek

That's brings up a complaint I have about the Dyson. It sucks too hard.

Man, I gotta get my penis into one of those things.

Did I say that out loud?

I am guessing that would hurt....very badly.


can you say "de-gloving"

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