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481  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 12, 2009, 07:30:29 PM
I had played LOTRO when it first came out and ended up not playing after a week or so.  It just wasn't clicking with me at the time.  This weekend however, I signed up again and started playing.  Having an absolute BLAST this time around!  Maybe it's changes in the game, maybe I picked a better character type (lvl 13 Champion) but it is definitely resonating with me now.  The player base also seems much nicer.  Look up Alaros on Elendilmir.
482  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: January 08, 2009, 05:50:36 PM
Next movie (answer in properties)

483  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: January 08, 2009, 05:41:49 PM
Burn After Reading... great flick
484  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Garage Leak Any Ideas to Solve on: January 07, 2009, 08:59:08 PM
doesn't flashing usually take care of these situations?
485  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My girlfriend snores... on: January 07, 2009, 05:35:21 PM
I'm the same as Teggy.  On my back I sometimes wake myself up I snore so bad.  On my side nothing.  Thankfully, I always slept on my side anyway, so on the rare occations where I end up on my back, the wife just kicks me and tells me to roll over.
486  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 08:54:43 PM
I've had this name since I've been on the Internet.  It's the last name of Thomas Covenant from the Chronicles books.  Back in the GG days there was another person with the name ThomasCovenant; that wasn't me.
487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clearing the Backlog/Cheapgamer on: December 22, 2008, 01:48:11 PM
Thanks to a heavy snow storm this weekend, I got some serious gaming time in and finished Assasin's Creed, as well as starting and completing Crackdown.  Crackdown was pretty fun, but pretty short too.  I found once I got my athletic ability up to a decent level, you can easily skip to the end of all the generals.

Level 3 athletics + level 2 explosives +rocket launcher = butt kicking  icon_biggrin
488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clearing the Backlog/Cheapgamer on: December 18, 2008, 09:11:25 PM
Almost done with Assassin's Creed!! woo hoo!
489  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Drinking habits and me on: December 18, 2008, 06:28:02 PM
Well, think of it this way.  You say that having a hangover once a week is negatively impacting your life.  So just stop drinking so much that day.  Catch a good buzz on and stop there, or pace yourself differently.  If you honestly don't have enough control over your behavior to be able to do that, then you probably need to get help.  Unless the negative impacts of the hangover really aren't that big a deal.  If they aren't then who cares?
490  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 18, 2008, 06:16:20 PM
Full version of They Live available for viewing online.

(mods, I'm near 100% sure this is fully legal, but if you don't agree, please delete)
491  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is it Unreasonable to Fear for Obama's Safety? on: December 17, 2008, 02:39:47 PM
During the election, my wife was walking outside to get the mail and someone actually slowed the car, rolled down the window and yelled the N word out at her.  This is something that had never happened to her before, and we are both old enough to have lived through times where odd/angry looks were fairly common (we are an interracial couple who have known eachother for a good 15 years or so).  These days, we get more comments on how nice we look together rather than anger.

She didn't really seem to mind it (she's not much the type to let some idiot get under her skin), as she chalks it up to people being ignorant, but she had something very interesting to say about why it happened.  She said that with the election going on, people's deep seeded fears and prejudices were more likely to bubble to the surface.  Whether we see it or not, racism is still out there quite a bit; people just hide it better as it's not socially acceptable anymore. When people start to freak out that we might get a black president, they will lose their minds so to speak and say things they normally wouldn't. I was talking politics with my brother at the time (a staunch republican) and he even crossed the line with me and I nearly hung up on him.

Now that the election is over, it's a question of whether people will bury those feelings again or not.  I think they will, as I honestly think as a whole this country is getting much better with each passing generation and nothing is going to stop that.  Some might fight it and there is still a ways to go, but it's a losing battle. This is certainly an interesting time in our lives.
492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clearing the Backlog/Cheapgamer on: December 16, 2008, 09:07:26 PM
Now how did I miss that big giant thread in bold type right at the top of the page? Hrmm
493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Clearing the Backlog/Cheapgamer on: December 16, 2008, 08:55:27 PM
Well, thanks to becoming newly married, bought a house, and bough two new/used cars within the last few months, I find myself on a much tighter budget than I am used to.  One effect has been on my gaming habit.  I've always been very ADD when it comes to games, hopping to whatever happens to interest me that week/day.  It also promotes a HUGE backlog.  Thanks to not having as much money to throw around towards games lately, I have actually gone back and started finishing some stuff in my collection.  When I finish a few titles, I sell them to GameStop and pick up 2 or 3 used titles. I have to say, I'm getting much more enjoyment out of games than i have felt in a very long time.  I'm enjoying the stories and doing more in each title, trying to really get my money's worth.

What I've finished lately:
1) Tomb Raider: Legend
2) Tomb Raider: Anniversary
3) Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
4) Fallout 3 (main storyline, going to go back and do more side-quests sometime)

Currently Playing:
Assassin's Creed

Next Up:
Crackdown or Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

So, in the spirit of my new found dicipline, what have you all finished up lately and what are your own gaming ADD stories?
494  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 12/9: Why so serious? on: December 11, 2008, 03:43:26 PM
Hey guys my Bluray disc has a digital copy and there's a single code inside...does this mean I can only download it to my computer once and then the disc is no good?

I let my buddy download the digital copy.  He put it on his laptop, then told me the next day he had no problem copying it to his desktop and IPod.  Not sure if you can actually download again, but copying looks to work.
495  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Down with the flu - home remedies anyone? on: December 11, 2008, 03:40:12 PM
Gargling salt or lemon water will help a sore throat.  Steam (hot shower) will clear congestion. Fever... just rest and maybe pop a couple aspirin; basically wait it out.
496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: November 25, 2008, 02:23:35 PM
Here's a question that is probably pretty dumb:

Does Left 4 Dead require a Gold xbox live account in order to play multiplayer or is it a special case?
497  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 09:57:23 PM
498  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Woot Off on: November 19, 2008, 02:54:03 PM
Don't know if we have any wooters in here, but in case we do... today is another woot off! Good luck on your bags-o-crap.
499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Want/Have a Hackzored Wii? Don't patch anytime soon. on: November 19, 2008, 02:22:31 PM
The homebrew community (the non-pirating kind) has released quite a few seemingly good games. I know there's a port of Quake 1 on it, and I hear really good things about how Wiimote control (yes, you point at the screen like in Metroid Prime 3) makes the game kick all kinds of ass (even with how old it is).

Homebrew is not just pirating games. It's where people with a lot of time on their hands can make games for consoles.

Wait... releasing a version of licensed software for free on another console is not pirating?  I mean, I'm no saint and would probably do it in a heartbeat, but let's not fool ourselves about what this is.
500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tomb Raider: Underworld on: November 19, 2008, 02:18:29 PM
So has anyone picked this up yet?  I'm a huge Tomb Raider fan from way back and since Legend came out have actually been excited about new releases in the series.  From the demo, Underworld is looking like it has potential and I have some store credit burning a hole in my pocket so I might pitck this up tonight.  Anyone else have this that can offer some impressions?  I havn't found any reviews yet and would feel better about my purchase knowing ahead of time that it doesn't suck.
501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Do you prefer stategy or luck? on: November 06, 2008, 07:47:58 PM
Since most modern games are just strings of "scenarios", adding a luck element to strategy can keep it fresh on replays.  Pure luck is no good as nothing you do will matter or give you any sense of accomplishment, but pure strategy has the side effect of being boring once you figure out the right way to do something.
502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pick Two on: November 06, 2008, 07:20:54 PM
Well, I was wavering on my second title so I just ended up getting Fallout 3.  I will grab something else later used most likely.  From the sounds of it FO3 will keep me plenty busy for awhile anyway
503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pick Two on: November 06, 2008, 05:00:08 PM
So I'm heading out today to pick up some new 360 titles.  I think I have my choices down, but I'm interested in what you all would do and why.  Your mission if you choose to accept it; pick two titles from the following list and explain why. Feel free to add other titles as well, but keep it to newer releases.  I already have most of the catelog titles that I am interested in.

Fallout 3
Dead Space
Far Cry 2
Fable 2
Gears of War 2 (not out yet I know, but close enough to be considered)

My choices right now are leaning towards Fallout 3 and Dead Space.
504  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 05, 2008, 10:02:47 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 05, 2008, 12:32:11 AM

Quote from: FireFox on November 04, 2008, 06:26:10 AM

There was a whole page of remakes of that photo.  Wonder if anyone knows where it was. Was pretty funny IIRC.

Google "Moshzilla" and you will find plenty.
505  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 30, 2008, 09:26:04 PM
ding ding... you're up
506  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 30, 2008, 09:18:00 PM

Image properties will give it away.
507  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 30, 2008, 02:03:35 PM
That looks very Zombie Stripper
508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marky Mark does have a sense of humor? on: October 20, 2008, 04:58:43 PM
That clip looks like he was kidding around to me. Did he people think he was serious?
509  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me save my outside faucet from the cold on: October 20, 2008, 04:51:40 PM
Why are you wrapping it in a towel and stuff?  Just shut the valve off to the spigot in your basement/wherever it is.
510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: thoughts, reviews, spoilers galore!! on: October 17, 2008, 06:30:44 PM
Me and the wife liked it plenty fine. Don't expect Raider's or anything, but it's still fun.
511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has the economic downturn affected you? on: September 19, 2008, 01:13:43 PM
Well, my 401K is taking a bath, but I did manage to buy a house worth WAAAYYYYY more than I paid for it, and my job is secure.  So all in all things are going fine.
512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Verizon FiOS on: September 16, 2008, 06:15:16 PM
So I'm in the process of choosing a cable/internet/phone provider for my new house and was wondering if anyone here has experience with Verizon FiOS.  How's the HD and how's the service?
513  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Burn after Reading - Impressions (Spoilers, natch) on: September 15, 2008, 08:54:56 PM
Yeah, me and the wife saw it this weekend and both LOVED it to death.  As you said, perfectly cast, the dialog is spot on.  I would classify this as more Fargo less Old Country for Old Men. Funny, meandering, and dark if you stop and think about what is actually going on.

I guess it's getting some negative reviews, but if you are a fan of Coen movies, I can't honestly see how you wouldn't enjoy the hell out of this one.
514  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 11, 2008, 06:44:09 PM
Another pretty easy one.  Don't look at the properties

515  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 11, 2008, 06:42:19 PM
Oh that's Across the Universe... I have seen it.  I have no memory of that scene with the statue of liberty.
516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 11, 2008, 03:43:18 PM
517  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 11, 2008, 03:30:55 PM
Well whatever it is, I wanna see it.
518  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 10, 2008, 09:36:10 PM
Since I know I'm correct, and I'm leaving work soon, here is my submission... a pretty easy one

519  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 10, 2008, 09:33:35 PM
Gleaming the Cube!!  Love that movie
520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: August 14, 2008, 03:53:46 PM
Starship Troopers - I can never get enough of this movie. Goofy fun, nice effects, naked chick, interesting satire on the whole "rah-rah war" concept. It might help that I never read the book, but honestly I've never had a problem separating mediums and don't bother comparing adaptations/remakes to eachother.  I just look at them as separate entities.

Dragon Wars - Caught this one on a whim and me and the wife actually enjoyed it. Not Oscar worthy or anything, but not the complete shit that most people think it is. We may be the only people on the planet who liked it though.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Rather than get into another 10 page argument on whether it sucked or not, I'll just say we had a lot of fun with this one.

Silent Hill - Lots of people think this is crap, but it's actually one of my favorite modern horror movies.
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