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2241  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / STEAM Tags on: November 24, 2004, 09:05:57 PM
I would love to play some CS:S with you guys.

My Steam tag is Ecologic.
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2242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 's Gravity Gun... on: November 24, 2004, 08:41:34 PM
Quote from: "Goonch"
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That's where HL2 seems to shine, not in the tech but in the game world they've created with that tech.


I agree wholeheartedly! I am an absolute giddy old fart while playing HL2. HL2 is everything I wanted Doom 3 to be. That is why I am so disappointed with Doom 3. While FPSs have evolved and taken many steps forward, Id has set idle with their game design decisions and concentrated on creating a super engine.


YAWWWNNNNNNN


That's how I feel about Investment Analysts  Tongue


 unibrow


How about some stock tips?  :wink:


You should have bought Sirius a month and a half ago.  

So, we have this client who has an enormous position in Qualcomm.  I've recommended to him on countless occasions to at least sell half of it.  A Month and a half ago I tried one more time to convince him to sell some of it.  I told him just this one time sell $10K of it and put it into Sirius.  It was selling for $2.80 at the time.  Did he listen this time?  NOPE! frown  Yesterday the stock almost hit $7, and today it's retraced a bit to around $6.17.  Of course now I'll have a voice message when I get back on Friday telling me he is ready to buy it now, after the fact.  Such is life and I guess it's his loss.
2243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Off to the Movies on: November 24, 2004, 07:55:09 PM
I'm looking forward to the Aviator more than anything now.  From what I've read it will likely win Picture of the Year.
2244  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] LOST - Not on tonight ? on: November 24, 2004, 07:50:46 PM
Thanks for the news on Alias.  I love both of those shows so that will make Wed. a great night of TV.  Lost, Alias, Smallville!
2245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN College Hoops 2k5 - Impressions on: November 24, 2004, 07:46:29 PM
Fantastic Game!!

It's hands down without a question the most fun basketball game I've played. My friend and I played 2 games last night and we've decided we'll put Football on the back burner for a while in favor of this (unheard of!). The first game was the Chattanooga Mocs (where I graduated from) against East Tennessee State University. He beat me by over 20 , which was probably good as I tend to beat him the most in football and he is likely to play more often if he knows he can win. The second game I was Kansas and he was UNC and I won by 3. It was one intense game.

I'm having a hard time alley ooping. Any tips?

Oh, and thanks for the recommendation
2246  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / MMORPG Question on: November 24, 2004, 07:43:10 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"

I'll read more on each and make a decision.  I should probably get my mmorpg fix in now, before the wedding in April smile


Change "probably" to "definately" my friend!

Life as you know it is about to change, regardless of what anyone may tell you.

(and was I right about College Hoops or what !!!!!)

LD   :wink:


Yeah, I can imagine.  My life has already changed and we're just planning the wedding.  I have to go have family pictures taken tonight with her family, and our engagement pictures on Sunday.  She is the most awesome person I've ever known though so I'm excited about it all smile

And you were certainly right about College Hoops.  It's hands down without a question the most fun basketball game I've played.  My friend and I played 2 games last night and we've decided we'll put Football on the back burner for a while in favor of this (unheard of!).  The first game was the Chattanooga Mocs (where I graduated from) against East Tennessee State University.  He beat me by over 20  :shock:, which was probably good as I tend to beat him the most in football and he is likely to play more often if he knows he can win.  The second game I was Kansas and he was UNC and I won by 3.  It was one intense game.  

I'm having a hard time alley ooping.  Any tips?

Oh, and thanks for the recommendation smile
2247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question on 3 Different Games (H2, GR2, Coll Basketball 2K5) on: November 24, 2004, 07:35:47 PM
Thanks for the info guys.  Once we complete Halo 2, we're going to return to Men of Valor and try and beat it smile so I was just curious.


Quote from: "Thin_J"

Also, the third person option disappears from the menu when you play split-screen co-op, so I'd say there's no way to play with that view in splitscreen. It makes sense if you really think about it. You would lose too much screen real estate to your character in splitscreen if you were to play in third person.

Yea, I see what you mean.  I personally like the 3rd person view for this game though.  I'm not a big fan of not being able to see the gun while in first person, a beef I've always had with GR.  

We'll probably still play through it in coop though, it looks like a blast.
2248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 's Gravity Gun... on: November 24, 2004, 07:27:17 PM
Quote from: "Goonch"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Quote from: "Goonch"
Quote from: "gameoverman"
That's where HL2 seems to shine, not in the tech but in the game world they've created with that tech.


I agree wholeheartedly! I am an absolute giddy old fart while playing HL2. HL2 is everything I wanted Doom 3 to be. That is why I am so disappointed with Doom 3. While FPSs have evolved and taken many steps forward, Id has set idle with their game design decisions and concentrated on creating a super engine.


YAWWWNNNNNNN


That's how I feel about Investment Analysts  Tongue


 unibrow
2249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So, what is this I hear about Half Life 2 mods? on: November 24, 2004, 07:23:41 PM
Quote from: "SkyLander"
Natural Selection Source smile


What is NS like?  link?
2250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question on 3 Different Games (H2, GR2, Coll Basketball 2K5) on: November 24, 2004, 02:21:04 PM
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First Halo 2:

My friend and I just got to the board where you play as the orator for the second time and you're on a mission to retrieve the key.  How far away from the end of the game are we?


Ghost Recon 2:

Is it not possible to play GR2 in third person, while playing 2 player coop?


ESPN College Basketball 2K5

WOW!  What a game!  No question, just a statement.  

BEST BASKETBALL GAME EVER!
2251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 's Gravity Gun... on: November 24, 2004, 02:17:52 PM
Quote from: "Goonch"
Quote from: "gameoverman"
That's where HL2 seems to shine, not in the tech but in the game world they've created with that tech.


I agree wholeheartedly! I am an absolute giddy old fart while playing HL2. HL2 is everything I wanted Doom 3 to be. That is why I am so disappointed with Doom 3. While FPSs have evolved and taken many steps forward, Id has set idle with their game design decisions and concentrated on creating a super engine.


YAWWWNNNNNNN
2252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 's Gravity Gun... on: November 23, 2004, 08:44:26 PM
Quote from: "Goonch"
YAWWWNNNNNNN


Way to add to the thread?!
2253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 's Gravity Gun... on: November 23, 2004, 08:29:44 PM
Taken from http://www.quartertothree.com/

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How's this for a cool weapon in a first person shooter?
"[It] makes excellent use of the physics engine. This tool allows you to hold and launch just about any imaginable object in the game. See a box, target it, use it as a shield, and then launch it...as a weapon."

Of course, this is a description of the Grabber, or Ionized Plasma Leviation gun, in the Doom 3 expansion, as revealed in this month's issue of CGW. When it comes to game design, I don't worship at the altar of innovation. Some of the best ideas are borrowed, and Half-Life 2's gravity gun is ultimately just an improved version of Anne's arm from Trespasser. But shouldn't you at least, I dunno, add a minor twist to make it seem like you didn't just rip something off from another prominent game?

What the CGW preview doesn't tell you is that the Doom 3 expansion actually reveals the Space Marine's name: Gordon Freidman!


LOL  :lol:

Doom 3 sucks so bad.  The most overhyped piece of too dark garbage I've ever played.
2254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Quarter to Three?? on: November 23, 2004, 08:27:29 PM
Quote from: "HankRaptor"
www.quartertothree.com does not work for me.. ODD


Works for me...
2255  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / MMORPG Question on: November 23, 2004, 08:11:44 PM
Thanks for the info guys.

Humm, WOW or COH, that is the question...  

I'll read more on each and make a decision.  I should probably get my mmorpg fix in now, before the wedding in April smile
2256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 23, 2004, 07:19:44 PM
So I passed the part today during my lunch break.  I'm still in the prison though and I'm not even to the turret section you all are talking about yet.  

thanks for the tip smile
2257  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / MMORPG Question on: November 23, 2004, 05:28:23 PM
First I'll list the ones I've tried in the order I tried them:

Dark Age of Camelot.  I played it pretty solid for the entire 30 day free trial then canceled my account.  I found that I didn't really have the time it takes to get deep into the game.  I disliked how long it would take me to walk from one section to another for a fed ex quest to only receive a small amount of reward.  My biggest beef was the amount of time I spent walking from one place to the other.  

Star Wars Galaxies.  I didn't even play it for the entire 30 day free trial.  I luckily sold it for $30 so I didn't really lose much on it.  Something just wasn't right about it.  DAOC was much better, imho.  I didn't like the long walking sections in it either.


The idea of a mmorpg appeals to me though which I guess is why I seem to try a new one every so often.  Is there anything that is easier to sit down and play in hour spurts, where I'll actually be able to acomplish something during that hour?  And not just spend it walking from A to B?  Does WOW solve that problem?  

Thanks in advance for any insight.
2258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Valve bans Pirates on: November 23, 2004, 05:16:31 PM
The cracked version with a patch works fine.  My cheap friend tried it out to test his pc with the game.  

I'm glad their cracking down too though.  This game is worth every bit of $50, if not more.
2259  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How is San Francisco in january on: November 23, 2004, 05:14:15 PM
Tebunker, I'm getting married in April and we had almost decided to go to Prince Edward Island, Canada, but after looking at things a bit more we've decided to go to Mendocino, CA.  We're flying into SF, renting a car and taking 128 to Mendocino (ranked in the top 5 of the best drives in the country), staying at a B&B in Mendocino for 3 days (right on the Pacific).  Whale Watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Horse Back Riding and other activities are pretty reasonable there.  Then we're driving back to SF, staying there one night to see the sights and coming home.  

Just a thought, you may want to look at some other areas in CA as well smile
2260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metal Gear Solid 3 Impressions (No Spoilers) on: November 23, 2004, 05:10:13 PM
Sorry smile
2261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / RC cars as a hobby. on: November 23, 2004, 04:00:12 PM
I think you all would probably enjoy this video of an RC car owning a girl on a bike.

http://mtracerz.com/movies/bathgate_long.wmv


 :oops:  :oops:
Dope, what I get for not reading the whole thread.


Sorry,
2262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hello, I'm Gordon Freeman... on: November 23, 2004, 03:58:35 PM
I loved the fan boat and the buggy level and the don't touch the sand level.  In all honesty, there hasn't been a level I don't like.  Ravenholm was exactly long enough.  If it had been much longer I wouldn't have liked it much as it was quiet scary to me to play at night by myself (guess I'm a wuss when it comes to scary games).  

I'm now at the prison and it is definitely the most difficult level I've played so far.  Still great fun though!
2263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 23, 2004, 03:35:13 PM
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I'm in the prison right now, but I don't think I'm to that section yet. I'm at the point where there is a turret straight in front of me which I can take out with a grenade, then to the left there are what seems like 3 turrets and a ton of enemy guys behind a force field. I'm out of grenades by the time I get there though so I'm having a hard time passing that part. Any tips?


The gravity gun is your best friend as far as grabbing and throwing those turrets...if you decide to go that route.
Otherwise, look along the same wall that the turret you took out with a grenade is on.  There is a vent you can go in.  You should be able to see the plug for the force field when you get to the other side of the field.  Just get rid of that and your bugs will be able to help you again.


Awesome and thanks.  I will try it on my lunch break today smile
2264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half life 2 and pants pooping. Funny story with Spoilers. on: November 23, 2004, 03:32:58 PM
I almost lost it during that level too.  Those fast ones actually give me the shivers...  

As I said in another thread, my cat jumped onto my leg on another level about the same time a head crab jumped at me.  I actually shrieked...

What a great game!
2265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 23, 2004, 02:26:45 PM
I'm in the prison right now, but I don't think I'm to that section yet.  I'm at the point where there is a turret straight in front of me which I can take out with a grenade, then to the left there are what seems like 3 turrets and a ton of enemy guys behind a force field.  I'm out of grenades by the time I get there though so I'm having a hard time passing that part.  Any tips?
2266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN College Hoops 2k5 - Impressions on: November 23, 2004, 02:22:08 PM
Thanks for the impressions guys.  I will definitely be picking it up as well, after Thanksgiving sometime.  So many games to play these days, H2, HL2 & Call of Duty, and now this...  Sheesh!   :shock:
2267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox Next on: November 23, 2004, 04:12:28 AM
Very interesting.  Thanks for the info Jeff.
2268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 22, 2004, 09:43:42 PM
Quote from: "walTer"
Quote from: "Yossarian"
Quote from: "Xmann"
hey guys how do i get the buggy turned back over at the start of the level?  i'm pushing the use button to no avail frown


give it a kick with the ol grav gun


And make sure you have the grav gun selected before you get into the buggy-then when you fall, you can get out and shoot asap hopefully before you loose any health from the ants.

Oh, btw, they can't swim.

And as an asside, I think so far this is my favorite level- the way you go for a bit then pull over for stuff to happen then move on is just great.


I liked it too.  The bridge was pretty intense.  I fell a few times and it actually took my stomach  :shock:
2269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / RC cars as a hobby. on: November 22, 2004, 09:09:37 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
Thanks for the feedback. Interesting. Yeah, that sounds expensive (especially since I'm saving for an HDTV Tongue) but I bet it's fun as hell if you get into the higher class cars, and have tracks to go to.

I'd definitely be more interested in dirt tracks, and gettin' my ride all muddy.

I wonder how durable are the $300 - $500 cars, and do the tracks generally cost money to use? $400 doesn't sound that bad, when you consider it's just a video card, heh. I wouldn't think twice about dropping 4 bills on a vid card.


2 Video Cards, (6600, all ya need)!
2270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My Car Accident - 56K Warning on: November 22, 2004, 04:03:46 PM
Thank God you made it man.  Take care.
2271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 22, 2004, 04:03:51 AM
I just passed the buggy level and the game is as good as ever!

Ravenholm was scary as heck.  Glad I'm passed it (it was great though).
2272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 20, 2004, 09:16:09 PM
Quote from: "Gryndyl"
I loved the first 5 levels also. The atmosphere of City 17, the tension of being hunted, the high speed chases...had a blast with all of it.


I also loved the first 5 levels, and just passed Ravenholm and the game is the best game I've played, ever.
2273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's the truly scariest pc gaming experience you've had? on: November 19, 2004, 03:26:44 PM
I just entered Ravenhold last night in HL2 and it is quiet intense.  In fact, it's the scariest game I've played (as I said earlier, I haven't played many).  It is a lot of fun though.  I love all the different traps you can use and the sounds are fantastic.  Can't wait to finish the level though smile
2274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 19, 2004, 04:46:35 AM
Quote from: "Rob_Merritt"
Well after two days I finally got the freakin game to work.  Horrible install process.

Anyways, I just finished Water Hazard and to be completely honest... I'm not enjoying myself very much at all. I can easily rank Far Cry over Half Life 2. In fact, I almost could rank Doom 3 over this. Still its only the first third of the game so hopefully it will dramaticaly improve.


Different strokes of course, but the games you mentioned shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as Half Life 2.
2275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 18, 2004, 08:18:29 PM
I agree Jumangi
2276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 18, 2004, 08:13:19 PM
Quote from: "BigRedCat"


As regards the rocket launcher....oh hells yes you get to use it, many times, against many sorts of enemies. You've got a lot of game ahead of you.


Sweet!

Today on my lunch break I passed the air boat mission and received the gravity gun smile
2277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] LOST tonight - 11/17 on: November 18, 2004, 05:21:13 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
I thought it was a mediocre episode, but still worth watching. I dont like the Kate-Sawyer angle. I thought kate and Jack had immediate chemistry, and sometimes if you are going with a love story, you dont need a triangle, just let it happen and take it from there. I am a big jack fan too, I have a feeling that his shame is nothing criminal, but probably either his failing as a doctor or a decision not to practice or something like that. The promos for next week leave me kind of bleh, too. The pregnant chick is not very compelling at all.


Why is she not compelling?
2278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WHERE R TEH PIRAETD COPEIS OF HALF-LIEF 2?????!? OMG WTF on: November 18, 2004, 05:16:56 PM
Half Life 2 has be released as well...  

So this whole topic is moot smile
2279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's the truly scariest pc gaming experience you've had? on: November 18, 2004, 04:56:30 PM
So last night I was playing HL2 and about pissed myself.  I'm not even to Ravenholm yet.  It was right before the air boat section, I was looking for some ammo and I moved a box only to have a headcrab or whatever their called jump at me.  The thing is my cat literally jumped up onto my leg at the same time (seriously, the same time).  I actually yelled.  

So, I have Ravenholm to look forward to eh?  I've never really played many horror games, RE 1 being the only one I really ever played all the way through.  Since it's HL2 it won't matter how scary it is I'll finish it but playing scary games in an apartment by yourself is a bit crazy  :shock:
2280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 18, 2004, 04:51:33 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Eco, you have no idea of what is still in store for you. I finished the air boat saga last night and if that was a game by itself I would have been happy. There were so many times when I'd round a corner at full speed and something would happen that I would literally shout "OH MY GOD!!" that I lost count. The car, the helicopter chases, the G-Man sightings, and on and on and on. I'm lovin' it. biggrin


Yea, I've already been amazed.  

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I really couldn't believe it when that huge brick tower collapsed right in front of me, or the car.  I had my speakers cranked up and was almost standing up playing it I was so on edge.   Do you know if the rocket launcher that is being shot at you will be available to use later in the game?  Just curious.  The rockets look so good I would love to be able to fire the weapon myself.  I want a multiplayer mode in this same setting so bad.  

The game is number 2 on  my all-time list, creeping up on Unreal Tournament.  UT could very well be dethroned...
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