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2241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Monday Timewaster] Portal - In Flash! on: October 25, 2007, 02:38:37 AM
I don't know.  Does the real game have walls that you can't put portals on?  That would suck.
2242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Monday Timewaster] Portal - In Flash! on: October 24, 2007, 09:09:44 PM
Ugh.  Please tell me that's not how Portal is.
2243  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Half-Life 2 Steam Giveaway! on: October 24, 2007, 03:52:24 PM
If anyone still has a copy of HL2, I'll take it.
2244  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Some Old Playstation Games for Sale on: October 11, 2007, 05:28:18 PM
You got PM re Parappa the Rapper.
2245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oblivion performance? on: September 27, 2007, 11:02:35 PM
You would have great performance.  It would be comparable, I believe.  I have an Athlon 64 3200+ with 1.5 GB of RAM and a 6800, and I got pretty good performance.  You should be OK.
2246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did you ever wonder who was the first to... on: September 24, 2007, 07:52:59 PM
I'd like to be there at the invention of gay sex.  Think of that conversation.

"You want to do WHAT now?  Put it where I POOP?"
2247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 3 on: September 24, 2007, 07:49:14 PM
I saw some crack reporter say that Tom Brady is on pace for 55 TD passes.  Can we stop doing this, please?

Look, after three games, I think we're jumping to conclusions.  He'll have great numbers, but he'll taper off at some point.  I mean, honestly, the Packers are on pace to finish the season undefeated.  Can we get over that ridiculous stat?
2248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Children and video games : when is it too soon? on: September 20, 2007, 05:04:01 PM
My wife works with children, and we've done a lot of research on the subject.  Scientifically, they say that up to about 3 years old (ballpark) a child shouldn't watch TV or play video games, and it should be severely limited after that point.  The reason is that a child doesn't understand that what's on the TV is not real.  There's no disconnect like with an adult.  What is happening on TV is happening inside that box, quite literally.

Now, with my children (when I have them, of course), my wife says Absolutely No Video Games until they're, I don't know, 12 or something knowing her.  I take a different tack.  I say that when you have a time for video games and a time for playing outside, it's ok.  If you have enormous amounts of interaction with the child's parents like we plan to do, it's not damaging.  I believe that video games teach problem solving skills that they might otherwise miss.

However, absolutely NO games will be allowed with weapons for my children for quite a while.  I think Animal Crossing is going to get the most play for quite a while and maybe Wii Sports.
2249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fun little animations? on: September 07, 2007, 10:45:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 07, 2007, 12:11:35 AM

and since we seem to have a bloody theme going with some of these:

That was from a Mr. Show episode.  So out of left field.
2250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Mexicans! on: August 30, 2007, 06:51:42 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 30, 2007, 04:49:18 AM

"300 Mexicans" would be a great band name.

Almost as good as 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.
2251  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 6/07) on: August 25, 2007, 05:27:40 PM
+1 to Caine.  Really great condition!  Awesome.
2252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 16, 2007, 11:53:29 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 12, 2007, 04:41:48 PM

for naednek:

I really can't see why someone would not like LOLcats.  I mean, are you not human?
2253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: O...M...G... Kung Fu Hustle!!! on: August 09, 2007, 05:51:53 PM
I called this movie "pure movie joy" when I went to see it in the theatre.  I stand by that statement.  I couldn't wipe the smile off my face throughout the whole thing.
2254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bourne Ultimatum Impressions [Spoilers Welcome] on: August 08, 2007, 10:32:24 PM
Yeah, I thought it was awesome how it combined elements of all three movies, but gave each movie a little more meaning, meaning that you want to watch them all again.  My wife was practically cheering on the Pamela Landy character.  She was a great character: strong, without being bitchy, which most actresses/directors don't know how to pull off.  Definitely a day one purchase.
2255  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTS: Working NES with Zapper & 3 Controllers on: August 01, 2007, 10:50:32 PM
So, I have this NES that works, but I don't need it around the house.  I want to sell it.  Here's what you get:

NES and hookups
Zapper (with badass scope)
3 controllers
Super Mario Bros.
Hogan's Alley
Whatever else I can find

I'm asking 50 for it, shipping included, OBO.  Let me know.
2256  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Misc game sale + PS2 blowout on: July 31, 2007, 02:33:04 PM
Man, I love that game TBA.  I've played and replayed it.
2257  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Gateway Laptop For Sale *PRICE DROPPED FOR THE LAST TIME* on: July 23, 2007, 09:27:56 PM
Actually, jblank, the guy who I talked about the laptop to is really intrigued but has no money.  Sorry.  I tried!
2258  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Gateway Laptop For Sale *PRICE DROPPED MORE* on: July 23, 2007, 12:48:12 PM
Hang on to this:  I might have a buyer for you.  I'll let you know.
2259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock: 7 minutes of video on: June 23, 2007, 06:52:54 PM
I really like that box art.  That is all.
2260  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for decent AGP card on: June 23, 2007, 06:50:52 PM
I have a 5700 LE (256 MB RAM) that I want to unload on anyone who's willing.  Shoot me a PM.
2261  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Nintendo DS F/S on: January 26, 2007, 07:50:37 PM
2262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Really Great Idea: Mario Casino on: January 10, 2007, 11:30:39 PM
I thought of this the other day.  Wouldn't "Mario Casino" be a great idea?  Think about it: Use the wi-fi to play mario-themed poker, blackjack, or other games versus people from around the world.  Compete for coins, and then use those coins to buy stuff for your character, decorate an in-game apartment, or gain special bonuses.

I would play this HARD-CORE.
2263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OMG!! Possible GoW for PC? on: January 09, 2007, 05:29:23 PM
That's exciting.  I hope they do it.
2264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 06, 2007, 04:01:31 PM
Yeah, anything marked as a "Games For Windows" label needs two requirements:  It has to put an icon in the "My Games" folder, along with some basic information, and it has to support the 360 controller.

I'm telling you, Microsoft is not letting PC gaming go by the wayside.  Isn't is ironic that one of the most hated companies could be the savior of the PC gaming hobby?
2265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 05, 2007, 11:27:47 PM
I was PC gaming since I got a 286-8/12 MHz machine with 640 KB of RAM.  I also went to a friend's house occasionally to play on his Apple IIc.  I have been upgrading PC's since I put a math co-processor in the 286.  The first games I remember purchasing are Arkanoid II and Battle Chess.  I have experience and I've been following the industry longer than the original NES has been around.  I didn't even get into consoles until the Dreamcast.

I'm just messing with you.  I agree, shockingly enough, with unbreakable (or is it Kobra? Tongue).  If PC gaming was going to die, it would have died already.  As it is, it's not going anywhere.  Is it getting more niche?  Definitely.  That's why Microsoft is releasing Vista, along with the Games For Windows platform, to push the industry to stop making cheap non-3d capable computers.

In fact, Microsoft is making the PC part of it's two-pronged strategy, along with the 360.  So, if the biggest company in computers isn't abandoning the PC, and isn't going to anytime soon, there's a darn good chance that PCs are in it for the long haul.
2266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 04, 2007, 11:35:38 PM

Quote from: Graham on January 04, 2007, 09:05:52 PM

OK, then prove it.  Give me an original non-ported title.  Either it will have a small development team, backed by a large publisher, or have hype because it's a sequel or has a specific developer or publisher behind it.

I think you've explained ANY console, PC or otherwise with your blanket statement.

Dragon Warrior VIII?  GTA4?  I mean, you can go down the line, and there's a REASON why people are excited about most games: there's a name behind it, or it's a sequel.  A lot of times, there are games that aren't intended to be tremendously popular and just happen to go big (Katamari Damacy).

No disrespect to consoles, because I love my PS2, but PCs are still viable.  I mean, hell, the installed user base blows away ANY console, doesn't it?
2267  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Best animation program? on: January 04, 2007, 08:30:14 PM
I'm looking for a good animation program, one that lets you do professional-type animation.  What are the best ones?
2268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 03, 2007, 10:34:44 PM
Yeah, I think that the previous versions came out for PC AFTER the console versions were out for a bit, although San Andreas was pretty darn simultaneous.
2269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rare founders have left the company on: January 03, 2007, 08:58:31 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 03, 2007, 06:10:12 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 03, 2007, 01:55:57 PM

DKC was a collect-a-thon?  Are you sure you aren't thing of DK64? 

Whoops. Yeah, I was thinking of DK64. The DKC games (on the SNES) were fantastic side-scroller titles.

Whew, I almost had to bring out the +2 Sword of Master Debater.
2270  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best PS2 Sports Games on: January 03, 2007, 04:56:39 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 08, 2006, 05:28:36 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on December 08, 2006, 05:18:01 AM

Quote from: The_Man on December 08, 2006, 04:36:09 AM

MLB 06 The Show is easily the best console baseball game...PERIOD.
+1  thumbsup

Fuck. Yes.


Well that saves me the trouble of asking THAT question.
2271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rare founders have left the company on: January 03, 2007, 04:50:41 PM
Hey, whoa whoa whoa.

DKC and DKC2 were some of the finest games I have ever played.  I don't know where people get that idea from, honestly.  DK64 was meh.
2272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2...too easy? on: January 02, 2007, 10:33:28 PM
I tried "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" on Hard and got 3 stars.  I had never, to that point, done a hard song on GH1 all the way through, and it was my first attempt in GH2.

This is weirding me out.
2273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Streets of Rage Remake on: January 02, 2007, 07:33:03 PM
There's a way to get around it:  go to, and then just navigate to the page.  That should do it...I'm d/ling right now.
2274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Streets of Rage Remake on: January 02, 2007, 07:07:30 PM
Server is borked.  I've been in the mood for some beat-em-up action.
2275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guitar Hero 2...too easy? on: January 02, 2007, 07:06:28 PM
Has anyone else encountered this problem?

I'm playing through GH2 on Normal, and there is almost NO challenge for me.  It's not like I'm a guitar god or anything, but I'll get 95% and still get five stars on songs.  I tried Strutter, first time through, never heard the song in my life, and didn't miss ONE NOTE.  Literally.  Five yellow stars.

Is this a problem others have encountered?
2276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Firefly Returns! on: December 29, 2006, 09:16:28 PM
So after chewing on this for a bit, I can't help but feel that this is just in the vein of every other space RPG.  You won't really be interacting with the crew, which is what made the TV show/movie cool, and if you are, it would be in a forced/weird way.  Get some quests from Kaylee?  No thanks.

So, what you have is two forces at war with each other in an old west-y type setting with lasers.  I mean, it could be intriguiging, but they would have to do something really different in order to get my attention.
2277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red 5 gets $18.5 million in venture capital on: December 29, 2006, 09:11:54 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 28, 2006, 10:08:27 PM

Did you just call me Kobra?

Whoever the hell you are. Tongue

Honest mistake.  I'm checking this from work, and since Kobra is rather ubiquitous, I've just taken to calling whoever I quote from Kobra.  It saves me the time of actually paying attention to who's speaking.

I'm not helping myself here, am I?  Hoo boy.
2278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DM of the Rings - LOTR if it were a D&D campaign on: December 29, 2006, 12:20:37 AM
I don't even play D&D and I'm laughing.  Clever.
2279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red 5 gets $18.5 million in venture capital on: December 28, 2006, 10:04:55 PM

Quote from: Redfive on December 28, 2006, 05:27:43 AM

They got the name right at least.

That took me a bit. smile

I see what you mean, Kobra, the same way as movies will be promoted as "From the people behind Independence Day comes 'Crapfest 2: The Crappening!'"  It's just part of marketing, though.
2280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Penny Arcade's games of 2007 list with pics on: December 28, 2006, 10:01:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 28, 2006, 04:41:16 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on December 27, 2006, 11:36:38 AM

My graphic card is crying looking at some of those scren-shots  crybaby  I see a pc upgrade in my future, but I don't know where I will get the money  icon_frown

pimp yourself out?  Tongue

I was going to say "sell your body on the street for meth," but yours is good too.
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