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2601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 07:38:56 PM
Quote from: "Raven VII"
Quote from: "Raintitan"
Subtitles can be turned on of off. They are off by default.

The game (like CS:Source) supports widescreen displays as well.

Oh excellent! Subtitles-less games is the bane of my existence. I hated Half-Life for that sole reason.

I applaud Valve for putting subtitles in this one. I'm sold. It'll have to wait until next week however, I left my PC at home. smile

You have a hearing disability Raven?  Just curious.  I'm glad the subtitles are on it to, it seems like it should be a no-brainer.
2602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Banned From Xbox Live on: November 16, 2004, 07:23:01 PM
Quote from: "Dinkytoy"
"The only games I ever buy anymore are Xbox Live games and any other game I plan on actually playing more than a few times (ie. prince of persia etc.) I have saved $100's of dollars already by not buying mediocre games."

I'm not following how you saved $100's of dollars, unless you mean you've been able to play "mediocre" games without compensating the authors for their work ?

I've been able to play mediocre games without compensating the authors for their work, that is correct.  If a game is good enough for me to play more than one time, I buy it knowing what I'm spending my $ on.  An example would be Kingdom Under Fire.  The absolute most cheesy voice acting I have heard in years and gameplay that I don't enjoy.  I had planned on picking it up on launch day but decided to try it out before launch to make sure I want to spend my $ on it.  Glad I tried it.   Tongue
2603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / BAH- BOSS ISSUE on: November 16, 2004, 05:28:13 PM
Quote from: "mb737"
Is this the same boss who pulled the  "I told you to do this" presentation thing on you after you sendt a letter to your coworker about her?  Or was that someone else?

  Sounds like you might be on her bad side now and she won't be sad to see you go. (If I have my stories straight)

Yup, same boss.

I hope my situation works out as well as yours did Jag. smile
2604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 05:26:19 PM
Quote from: "Raintitan"

Let us know what you think after looking at it briefly.

As over-hyped as it was, I wasn't disappointed and I'm wondering if you will be after our gushing.

And ESPN football is awesome. Love your sig.

Thanks, the sig is 100% accurate smile  

I didn't actually mean I was going to be sick due to all the gushing, I meant that I wish I could say I was sick so I could get off and play it myself instead of reading about you all playing it smile
2605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 04:28:26 PM
I think I'm going to be sick...
2606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Can MS topple Sony in the next generation? on: November 16, 2004, 04:23:58 PM
Quote from: "kathode"
Acquire Bioware.  They are easily the finest developers in North America today.
You can't do a hostile takeover of a privately held company.  I don't see any incentive for Bioware to submit to being purchased and made into a single platform developer when they can pretty much write their own ticket on any platform they want.  Just look how gleefully they bandy about the fact that Dragon Age doesn't have a publisher.  They know they are both consummate developers and consummate salespeople with an in-demand product.

MS is pretty good at creating incentives though.  smile
2607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / BAH- BOSS ISSUE on: November 16, 2004, 04:21:42 PM
So I worked on something for an hour & a half on Friday for my boss and she just asked me for it.  I put it in her box Friday.  She said she took it home with her to work on (she didn't work on shit).  So now I have to do it again.  

In other news, I have an interview on Friday doing the same thing I'm doing now but making $14K more a year with $10K+ bonus potential.  I really hope it works out.
2608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Can MS topple Sony in the next generation? on: November 16, 2004, 03:52:51 PM
Purchasing Rare wasn't stupid.

They haven't done much yet I know.

Conker:  Live and Reloaded is going to light up Xbox Live though and I'm certain you'll see a new Killer Instinct game on the next Xbox.

Also, I have heard a rumor that they are working with Bungie on developing Halo 3 smile

I think MS will narrow the gap the next generation.  

As for exclusives,  I think the Xbox has the better exclusives this time around so what do I know.  The only games on the ps2 that I would like are R&C & Jak.
2609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 03:01:39 PM
2610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 02:29:33 PM
I hate that I have to work today.  I guess I'll unlock it during my lunch break and play tonight when I get home from work.

Talk about positive impressions.  You guys make it even harder to work today...
2611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Spider-Man 2 DS Review Discussion on: November 16, 2004, 02:17:42 PM
Nice Ron and everyone else! smile
2612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 - It's ON! (impressions thread) on: November 15, 2004, 10:52:43 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
I just found something interesting on the Halo 2 ending that people are complaining about (with good reason it seems).

If you finish the game on Legendary, the credits roll and say "Coming February 9th"... but no one seems to know what that refers to.

I just thought that maybe, just maybe, it could be some downloadable content with new levels for the campaign, with a "true ending".  It could be anything though, of course. I'm definitely curious.

I've heard it threw the grape vine that Rare and Bungie are working on Halo 3 together and that will be announced on Feb. 9th. smile

And I'm serious.
2613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Graphics Glitches? on: November 15, 2004, 10:17:19 PM
Quote from: "Jancelot"
Quote from: "ATB"
The issues only occur during the cinematics...

And what do you mean you're 'playing the game from the HD'?

He's a rebel with a mod-chip.  smoke

And a crappy Thompson Drive.
2614  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / DELL 17-inch LCD - $254.25 on: November 15, 2004, 08:49:29 PM


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2615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 - It's ON! (impressions thread) on: November 15, 2004, 08:23:10 PM
Quote from: "Roguetad"
The highlight of the night was when I respawned helpless high on a structure after my wraith was shotdown. My wife flew up in her wraith, I jumped on top of the canopy, and then we continued the fight (her flying carefully) with me gunning on top as a ride-a-long grunt. Fun game.

I believe you're talking about The Banshee, not the wraith.  If you had a wraith in the air I you should have taken video of it slywink
2616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Amazing info on a spammer on: November 15, 2004, 05:08:35 PM
Man, he was making a ton of money.  I can't even imagine what I would do if I started making income like that.
2617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Graphics Glitches? on: November 15, 2004, 05:07:50 PM
The thing is these people who see the glitches are probably thinking we're just crazy and don't know what to look for, but I honest to God don't see any huge graphical issues.
2618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Men of Valor on XBOX - A 31 yr old gamer's review on: November 15, 2004, 05:06:55 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
I used my blockbuster gamepass to pick this up today. I'm pretty impressed so far. You were definitely right about the language. They hold nothing back.

Isn't it odd that MOH had no foul language, or even blood IIRC, and it was for the PC platform, which is supposedly geared towards adults. On the console, supposedly geared for the younger crowd, they go all out with the language and blood.

Anyway, I can see my delving deeper into this one, it seems pretty cool.

If anyone knows, how are the save checkpoints, is there a lot of having to play and replay the same areas over and over?

My friend and I had to replay the same area a few times.  It was rewarding though.  It was on the swift boat mission.  At the end of it you have to take the bridge and it's pretty tough.  There is a machine gunn on the bridge and a ton of enemy soldiers.  It took us 3 times to pass it, and when we finally passed it only one of us made it (me).  Luckily there is a check point after that part so we were able to move on.
2619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Graphics Glitches? on: November 15, 2004, 04:45:56 PM
I'm playing the game off the hard drive so that may or may not have something to do with me not seeing many glitches.
2620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Graphics Glitches? on: November 15, 2004, 02:32:20 PM
I just don't see all the problems people are talking about.  Sure, during some cut scenes there is some clipping or pop-in, but not often.  The game is beautiful, imho.
2621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OK I GIVE! IM OVERLOADED on: November 15, 2004, 02:27:06 PM
Brothers In Arms


My game of the show at E3.  biggrin
2622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Video from Fallujah on: November 14, 2004, 11:09:05 PM


God Bless our troops.
2623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Men of Valor on XBOX - A 31 yr old gamer's review on: November 14, 2004, 03:30:15 PM
Alice, I agree completely.  Men of Valor is awesome.  My friend and I were going through it coop up until Halo 2 came out.  Now we're going to beat that, but we'll go right back to finish Men of Valor.  The swift boat level is pretty darn fun to, hard, but fun.  

Very good game that should be checked out by any fan of FPS's.
2624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OK I GIVE! IM OVERLOADED on: November 14, 2004, 03:27:02 PM
Backlogged as well.

I'm playing Halo 2 and Men of Valor coop with a good friend.  Also, I just started the new LOTR game but I'm not sure about it yet.   On the PC I'm playing Medal of Honor Pacific Assault and Counterstrike:  Source, while waiting on HL2 to come out.  

I also have a campaign going on in Rome Total War that I Would like to finish.
2625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Scott Peterson Guilty! on: November 12, 2004, 09:17:51 PM
1st Degree Murder for Lacy, 2nd degree for his unborn child.
2626  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Scott Peterson Guilty! on: November 12, 2004, 09:17:21 PM
Just broke.
2627  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 12, 2004, 08:47:09 PM
Quote from: "Raven VII"

Normally I wouldn't touch a Dell product, but you gotta admit, this LCD looks sweet. I don't like the audio bar thingy either, but the good news is, it's removable. Notice the S-Video-in there... That means I can ditch my crappy TV. And it's only $800, and knowing Dell and their crazy coupons, I could probably get this for $600 or so.

I'm seriously considering buying this.

I must ask why you wouldn' ttouch a Dell product?

I'll continue to build my own computers, but I've found them to be pretty darn good for the money for family and friends.
2628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 - It's ON! (impressions thread) on: November 12, 2004, 07:10:37 PM
I have found that I actually prefer the xLink Kai systemlink setup over the Live setup in Halo 2.

Of course it's the only option I have now that I've been banned, but I did play a good amount of Halo 2 on live at my friends house and the xLink setup seems just as good if not better.
2629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 12, 2004, 03:49:07 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I advise running in dmz, because you forfeit the little protection provided by the router.  Unless you also have software firewalls running on all the connecting client computers, this is a Very Bad Thing (tm).

You don't advise him to run in dmz correct?  Just want to clarify.  The hardware protection provided by a router is much better than a software solution.
2630  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 12, 2004, 02:42:59 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Does anybody have a Linsys router?  I have tried doing all the port-forwarding stuff but it never works out for me.  Thus I have to run my box in a DMZ, which isn't something I'm too thrilled with.

I have one.  I just followed the directions on forwarding the ports and it worked like a charm.  Not sure what could b ewrong with yours.
2631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 11/10/04 on: November 11, 2004, 08:02:28 PM
Quote from: "draegun"

Although, I am a little bit thrown off by Locke's behavior.  And also the fact that if it was the French chic, why didn't she drug him when she clocked him over the head?

No one knows what Locke gained on the island, and he definately has an interest in staying there.

I thought he gained the ability to walk?

Yup, and live out his dream of being in the wild.
2632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Official Half-Life 2 Time of Release!!! on: November 11, 2004, 07:39:46 PM
I can't wait.  Hopefully there will be no issues with steam...

2633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanted: Replacement Titans owner for CG ESPN NFL League. on: November 11, 2004, 07:37:46 PM
Thanks denoginizer smile  

I'll probably get one in early Dec.  I just had a ton of bills hit this month (ins. etc.) so I need to wait a little while.  

I appreciate the offer and will definitely join if I have a new one by then.
2634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 11, 2004, 07:11:06 PM
Quote from: "Zekester"
wouldn't it point you in the direction of everyone who might have the file?

And then you grab different pieces of it, whether theirs is complete or not.

It directs the client to users who are sharing the file (seeding), and allows you to pull from each of them at once.  The torrent file isn't a small part of the file you're trying to download though.
2635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Microsoft to release three versions of Xbox 2 on: November 11, 2004, 05:54:23 PM
Quote from: "Dinkytoy"
I hope they are able to design the hard drive version in a way that prevents piracy, piracy hurts all gaming, even systems that are difficult to pirate, like the Gamecube, because some people choose the xbox over the Gamecube because it makes piracy incredibly easy.

Or because gamecube releases like 3, maybe 4 good games per year.
2636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 11, 2004, 04:26:58 PM
You can go here for all the answers to any of your P2P (peer to peer) questions.

Let me know if you have any questions that aren't answered there.
2637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Microsoft to release three versions of Xbox 2 on: November 11, 2004, 04:22:27 PM
One of them will be like a PC, shock

By Wil Harris: Thursday 11 November 2004, 10:23

A SLIDE from a non disclosure agreement (NDA) presentation seen by the INQ points towards Microsoft launching three versions of the Xbox 2, one of which is a fully functioning PC.
The presentation, understood to have been given to analysts and market researchers in the UK earlier this year, plots a timeline for the introduction of the systems. Xbox Next and Xbox Next HD are planned for Autumn 2005, whereas the Xbox Next PC is pencilled in for Autumn 2006.

The standard Xbox Next will not include a hard drive, which will allow Microsoft to cut costs on this basic unit. Xbox Next HD, as you might imagine, does include a hard drive and will offer increased functionality based on this. Xbox Next PC is, according to the presentation, an entry-level PC that runs Windows and all standard PC software. It also includes CD Burner, Wireless keyboard, mouse and controller and will work best connected to a high-definition TV or PC monitor. Media Center functionality - like movies, music and photos - is also included. The device will also play most available PC games.

System outline specifications note that internet browsing and instant messaging would be key applications, and that the entire unit will be smaller than the current Xbox, although it will not be possible to upgrade the shipping memory or processor.

The year-long gap between the mooted introductions of the 2 standard Xboxes before the Xbox Next PC is an interesting decision, which suggests that Microsoft realises the time that the market needs to acclimatise to TV media functionality. Since the Vole expects to ship Xbox Next before the Sony PlayStation 3, 2 versions of the console allow it to get the first wave out before PS3, but to also spoil the launch of Sony's flagship by concurrently announcing the PC version. ยต

Very interesting and probably true smile
2638  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tornado on: November 11, 2004, 05:50:29 AM
Wow, that is insane.  Thanks for the link.
2639  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 11, 2004, 05:44:15 AM
And here is The OC.



*Tip, to search, just do a google search for the "Name of Show Episode Download", and look for a freewareweb link.
2640  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 11, 2004, 05:42:39 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Thnx Ill try it out. I dload Enterprise off Kazaa because my local cable dropped UPN after the first season.

After looking closer at that there a way to search for shows other than Smallville?

I have no idea.

Here is the link to apprentice episodes in case you're interested:
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