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9841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational Games goes bye bye on: August 10, 2007, 07:31:33 PM
confused why they would want to do this.  doesn't the name have more recognition than the new ones.  are they going to do this to their other studios? 

btw, wasn't the 2k brand more tied to sports games?  irrational isn't a sports games developer.
9842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 10, 2007, 06:10:27 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 10, 2007, 06:04:45 PM

Sadly, Irrational has now changed their name- they are now 2K Boston and 2K Australia.  Probably not too big a deal but I don't care for the name change.

dumb move.  irrational as a name has far more street cred than those two.  at least they retained the image of independence. 
9843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- Not Soon Enough on: August 10, 2007, 06:00:56 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 10, 2007, 05:53:34 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 10, 2007, 05:32:06 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 09, 2007, 08:13:38 PM

new details

Quote
Beyond the astronomical locations, you'll also discover derelict starships, secret bases on alien moons, lost satellites... the possibilities are amazing. And ultimately your exploration is in the context of an intense mission where everything you discover is another resource or clue to help you uncover a dark plot that threatens all life in the galaxy.


it's great.  i am pumped for this game more than any other.  it's like they took an idea out of my head and made it reality. 

I thought they made that game already: Barbie's Horse Adventures.


Spoiler for Hiden:
PWNT!

no, that's captain caveman's game, with the "hot saddle" mod. 
9844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- Not Soon Enough on: August 10, 2007, 05:32:06 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 09, 2007, 08:13:38 PM

new details

Quote
Beyond the astronomical locations, you'll also discover derelict starships, secret bases on alien moons, lost satellites... the possibilities are amazing. And ultimately your exploration is in the context of an intense mission where everything you discover is another resource or clue to help you uncover a dark plot that threatens all life in the galaxy.


it's great.  i am pumped for this game more than any other.  it's like they took an idea out of my head and made it reality. 
9845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - now with more awesomeness on: August 10, 2007, 05:24:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2007, 05:18:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 10, 2007, 05:13:30 PM

You mean to tell me they had access to Metallica's whole body of work and they chose something off the black album?

isn't that considered Metallica's definitive work?

quit poking ATB, he's bound to bite your finger off.

it will be cool, but those albums better not be $20 a pop.  $10 at most, imo.
9846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 10, 2007, 05:19:24 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 10, 2007, 05:10:51 PM

It better be the demo because otherwise I can't imagine anything living up to any of these announcements.  But, as someone else said, it's probably something stupid like "download the new exclusive trailer off of Live right now" or "get your Bioshock themed gamertag pic."

ooh, a gamerpic.  that's worthy of a press release and tv spot :rollseyes:

demo would be good, co-op would be ecstasy.  at least give us the first 30 minutes or so in a demo though.  i would hate a 1.5 gb cocktease showing us 5 minutes of movie and 10 minutes of gameplay. 
9847  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 6/07) on: August 09, 2007, 05:33:36 PM
+1 to eel snave
+1 to vinda-lou
+1 to kc
all for fast payment on games sold.
9848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 09, 2007, 05:26:13 PM
damn that sounds interesting.  i do like hardbound books and the like for cool games, but i also really like having gaming figures.  as long as they aren't the size of the ordinator, it's ok.  i'm suprised that the little guy hasn't been broken or bent by now.  he stands right next to the 3 pack from prey and the nod soldier from c&c2.  now that's the proper way to make a figure. 

i'm not sure i'll even pick up two worlds just yet.  i was really hoping to play that with a buddy, but he's decided to hold off until gta iv to get an xbox.  he'll probably pick up the pc version instead.
9849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] 60GB PS3 for $349! on: August 07, 2007, 05:45:07 PM
very tempting, but not sure the wife would appreciate me dropping another 350.
9850  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: official 360 price cuts on: August 07, 2007, 05:39:24 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 07, 2007, 03:12:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 07, 2007, 02:55:18 PM

actually upon closer inspection the Halo 3 360 doesn't look that bad.  I like the copper highlighting....

CeeKay's taste? Blech.

proving once again that ceekay != Calvin Klein
9851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gay Gamer hacked on: August 06, 2007, 06:02:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 06, 2007, 03:13:06 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 06, 2007, 02:52:16 AM

CheapyD speaks highly of the crew at the GG site.

I don't really know much about them.

Question: if they determine who hacked the site (assuming the claims are true about the hate speech etc) could they be charged with a hate crime?

It was GG..

and it was taken down....


LAPORTE!!!!!!!!!  icon_twisted

how did i know who wrote this before looking to the left?

hackers are like mountain climbers.  "i did it because it's there, and i can prove it."  the one time we were hacked at work, the guy did a simple home page hijack and gave us the answer to how it was done.  stupidly simple hack, and a glaring oversight by the guy who set up the web page/server.  a log file with plain text user/password combined with a static strong password.  took a few hours and cost us in some consultant time, but considering the possibilities of what he could have done, we got off light.

this looks like a crowley drive by attack combined with some simple dos limited to a few ip's.  brute force destruction as opposed to the careful exploit of a site vulnerability.  should be back up soon.  much easier to ID and block IP's than it is to find the hole in your security and fix it.
9852  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Picross DS on: August 03, 2007, 06:50:11 PM
about halfway through the first group of 15 block puzzles, and they do take a lot more time to figure out.  i did the last one almost completely by logic though, and didn't muck up until the end.  it was my mistake though, and not because of confusing clues. 

to add to lee's strategy, you also have that option with groups of blocks which add up to more than half of the row.  for instance, a 1 and and an 11, leaving 3 blanks.  as there are only 3 blocks where the 1 could be, the left most possible position for the 11 is the 3rd, and the furthest right position is the 5th.  that means that the 5th through the 13 are filled in.  once you find all of the rows and columns who can be partially locked down, check for any groupings which lock down what can be filled in around what you have already.  i also use a lot of the X, which helps cut down on mistakes on the bigger puzzles.

it would be easier if i had a puzzle to work through to show you what my strategy is. 
9853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 delayed to Q2 2008 on: August 03, 2007, 05:03:57 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 03, 2007, 02:40:04 PM

It just occurred to me that this has left a very nice opening for Mercenaries 2.  Hopefully that one ships on time and turns out as awesome as it looks, because I think it deserves some success.  Plus, it is actually shipping for 360, PS3, PS2 as well as the PC at the same time, supposedly.   Of course there is still plenty of time for a delay...

good point.  mercs 2 just jumped to the top of my blow-shit-up list
9854  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Picross DS Friend Code (multiplayer & puzzle exchange) on: August 02, 2007, 10:31:57 PM
finally got my wireless setup going. 
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9855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 delayed to Q2 2008 on: August 02, 2007, 10:30:49 PM
sunnovvabittch.  seriously, this is the end cap to a f-ed week at work.  i guess i can direct some of the pre-order funds over to bioshock now, which would have probably fell off the buy now chart.  so, this really sucks for rockstar and my desire to kill ho's in a virtual world, but it's a big benefit to killing little girls and running from their big brother.   thumbsdown thumbsup icon_twisted
9856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlord coming to Gametap on 8-9-2007!!! on: August 02, 2007, 08:15:06 PM
pc version was $40, not 60.  now, if you could gametap to a 360, that would be kickass.
9857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So is Spore dead? on: August 01, 2007, 09:06:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 01, 2007, 03:14:06 AM

Maybe they'll do an episodic release  icon_wink

great, so we all get to play "amoeba" for 18 months after release.  wonderful.  if they follow valve's model, in game evolution will take as long as actual evolution.
9858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Picross DS on: August 01, 2007, 05:21:25 PM
i'll have to give that a try.  i flew through the first two sets last night, and am glad i got this.  i need to get set up with wireless access or get one of those adapters.  so far, it hasn't been able to connect to the AP at work.  not sure what's going on.
9859  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 6/07) on: July 31, 2007, 11:02:20 PM
+1 to gratch for fast payment
+1 to warning for fast payment
9860  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony sued again... on: July 31, 2007, 07:36:25 PM
doesn't that bit describe all dual core and up processors too?  what about the 3 cored 360?  again, the patent sounds absurd.  who gets it in their head to patent an idea and then let it age on the books?  corporate tools.

it's a game of lotto nostradamus.  whomever successfully guesses which technologies will be invented in 20 years and patents it wins.  you don't even have to have tried to make it a reality. 

hell, when i was in high school, i successfully "predicted" that ea would make jungle strike and urban strike after desert strike came out.  that doesn't mean i'm somehow entitled to some of the profits. 
9861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 DVD Release this week: Fellow N00bs, let's movie review! on: July 31, 2007, 06:33:47 PM
HF is a great flick.  it's too bad they've gone and ruined what was a completely shocking scene by showing it in the dvd previews though.  i think i heard a collective wince in the theater.
9862  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Picross DS on: July 31, 2007, 05:39:04 PM
will do.  for now, i'll get ready with the puzzles on the link.  nice mix of difficulties there.  currently working on 10. 

i'm also a picross newb, but am having fun with this too.
9863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Picross DS on: July 31, 2007, 05:05:33 PM
no, i don't have any impressions, not yet anyways.  i am going to check the stores at lunch time though.  hopefully there isn't a shortage of copies or some odd katamari damacy like rush on it.  looks like a great play any time game. 

in the meantime, here's a bit to whet your appetite.  wii picross
9864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dynasty Warriors...Gundam? on: July 31, 2007, 04:58:56 PM
played it and it definitely has that dw feel going on.  this will get lost in the shuffle though, so i doubt i'll get a chance to play it.
9865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm back baby on: July 31, 2007, 04:53:01 PM
biggrin  i think i'll load up one of the discs when i get home.  great news. 
9866  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Misc game sale + PS2 blowout on: July 31, 2007, 04:28:29 PM
sorry, that's what i meant by make me an offer.  i'll edit the post.

i'll get to the tba list soon. 

i've pretty much finished with Saints Row. 
9867  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Misc game sale + PS2 blowout - updated 2x, Freebies added. on: July 30, 2007, 11:02:46 PM
i didn't want to come off as a vulture in el-producto's thread, so i decided to put up my own list and stay out of his thread.  i need to do this anyways and have put it off long enough.  shipped priority, paypal preferred, open to trades on recent 360 games.  multiple orders save on shipping, prices negotiable.

360
Saints Row - $22

PC, no box
BG1 (with map, large cd holder, book, extras) $10 (pending)
BG2 (with spiral bound manual and all extras) $10 (pending)
BG2:ToB  $10 (pending)
Planescape: Torment (jewel case) - 5 (Sold)
Evil Islands $5
Sea Dogs $20 w/manual

PC (w/ box, manual)
Star Wars:EAW + exp - $20
Divine Divinity - $7 with an extra surprise  ninja2
Swat 4 - $15
Guild 2 - $10
MGS2: Substance - Sealed - $7
Brothers in Arms: R2H30 - $10
Scarface - $10
NWN 2 CD - $20
The Suffering - $13
Rush for Berlin - $17
LoTR: BfME 1 - $7
TrackMania Sunrise - $7
X Men Legends 2 -$7


GBA
Tactics Ogre - manual, no box.  $20
Golden Sun - manual, no box.  $10

DS
Castlevania: PoR $20 (Sold)
Freedom Wings $7

PSP (all in great condition w/ box, manual)
Burnout Legends $15
Locoroco $10
Exit $10
Monster Hunter $20 (pending)
Pursuit Force $20 (pending)
Virtual Tennis - $10

freebies pay for shipping or free with other purchase.
Urban Chaos
Soldier of Fortune 2
America, manual
Zax: Alien Hunter (Sold)
MoH:AA (pending)
NFS:Underground, manual
Original War
European Air War, manual (Sold)
Diablo
Wheel of Time, manual (pending)
SC3K
R6: Rogue Spear
Motocross Madness
Midtown Madness
Combat Flight Sim 2, manual, strategy guide.   (Sold)
Soulbringer
Soul Reaver
Loco-Commotion
Settlers 4, manual
Warrior Kings, manual
Patrician 3, box, manual
Joint Ops + Escalation
Seven Kingdoms 2, Sealed jewel case
Prince of Qin, manual

Sony PS2 memory card, sealed in box - $15
Sony Dual Shock, sealed in box - $15

and the monster:
PS2 - make me an offer.  each item is available separately.
Ace Combat 4
Aqua Aqua (pending)
Armored Core 3
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 (Sold)
Bully (pending)
Burnout 3 Takedown
City Crisis
Crimson Seas 2
Dark Cloud
Devil May Cry
Doa 2
Drakengard
Dropship: United Peace Force
Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends
Dynasty Warriors 5 (pending)
FFX
Frequency
Genesis Collection
GTA 3
GTA: LCS
GTA: SA
GTA: VC
Gungriffon Blaze
Headhunter
Herdy Gerdy
Jak & Daxter
Jak & Daxter 2
Jak & Daxter 3
Killer 7
Manhunt
Matt Hoffman's Pro BMX
Metal Arms
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Miniority Report
NHL 2K3
Psi Ops
Ratchet & Clank 2 (pending)
Ratchet & Clank 3 (pending)
Samurai Warriors
Second Sight
Silpheed: Lost Planet
Sly Cooper
Soul Calibur 2
Spyhunter
SSX
State of Emergency
Sub Rebellion
Syphon Filter Omega Strain
Tenchu Wrath of Heaven
The Getaway
The Getaway 2
The Mummy
The Warriors
True Crime: LA
Turok
Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
Way of the Samurai
Xenosaga
X-Men Legends
Zone of the Enders
9868  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: El-Producto's Big Box of Gaming Goodness on: July 30, 2007, 10:17:50 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on July 30, 2007, 09:54:22 PM

Hot damn that's some good stuff.
But $40 is too steep for me because I only want Close Combat, Lock On, and Swat 4.

i've finally decided to sell some crap off, so if you are interested, let me know.
9869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you miss any of the Sony Coverage? I didn't... on: July 30, 2007, 10:15:08 PM
ron, you kick ass.  and you also have way too much time on your hands, may i suggest a hobby? biggrin
9870  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Stranglehold...which are you getting? on: July 30, 2007, 05:27:26 PM
360 gamefly rental.  not sure how much i'll play a game whose stated length is 10-12 hours.  "but those will be 10-12 awesome hours of awesome fun", you say.  sure, but i haven't won the lottery or had a rich relative kick off, so i'll save my $ for the big ones coming out in the fall. 
9871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/30) on: July 30, 2007, 03:30:56 PM
nothing except picross.  especially at $20
9872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Godfather Part II on: July 28, 2007, 11:44:38 PM
it will be cool to see how they tie you in to the main story.  a character import option would kick so much ass btw.  at least let me use the same model aged a bit. 
9873  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTB: Both Katamari games for PS2 on: July 28, 2007, 11:41:16 PM
so i guess that means you won't want my copy of the 2nd one then biggrin
9874  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Ikaruga GC FS on: July 28, 2007, 11:40:08 PM
grabbed a used copy for anyone who wants it.  in decent shape with case and manual.  it was 40 + tax.  shipped priority for 45 via paypal.  trades for recent 360 games, make offer if interested.  it's not really my thing, so if noone wants it, it will go back and end up as a down payment for mass effect. 

9875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LEGO Indiana Jones announced! on: July 28, 2007, 03:24:56 AM
sweet news.  should be a good summer game next year. 
9876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Advertising Slogan Generator on: July 27, 2007, 08:06:43 PM
none of the movie ones read very well.  they keep turning me into a noun.  the peen innuendo is a common side effect though if you read it aloud.   

er, ??
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to Caine.
9877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony may (or may not) finish 3rd this gen, but... on: July 27, 2007, 07:55:16 PM
didn't some enterprising young types make it possible to use the hd-dvd addon with pc's?  i remember that being done and then nothing, no more news.  if that's the case, then it makes a little more sense to have one since you aren't using the russian r(rod)oulette.
9878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: would anyone recommend Scarface? on: July 27, 2007, 05:18:44 PM
fwiw, playing the pc version with kb/mouse sucked and my initial impressions were very poor because the graphics looked fugly.  i was set to sell it off quick until i picked up a 360 controller and tweaked the graphics up.  i think i played it solid until i beat it.  not a great game, but i had a lot of fun.  the late game mechanics for making money start to drag on though, and i never bothered with buying up all of the extras.

i really liked the little things they did to stand out from the genre.  having money on hand counted as dirty until you could launder it was a nice change even though many didn't care for it.  i really liked having cars you could buy and have delivered, plus the henchmen who would work for you, plus those who offered side games.  the sense of progression and of building an empire was better than in the gta games too.  i hope rockstar takes a few cues from this and the other games and adds them to gta IV
9879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Advertising Slogan Generator on: July 26, 2007, 11:31:06 PM
Promise her anything, but give her Caine. 

i like.

9880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1-18-08 Trailer Online on: July 26, 2007, 10:40:01 PM
 icon_eek

nice!  i like that.  it looks like a giant swath has been cut through downtown. 
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