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10321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I might lose my job today on: May 07, 2007, 10:52:30 PM
Good luck!  I hope...you lose your job today?
10322  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: i want this controller on: May 07, 2007, 09:13:55 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 07, 2007, 09:05:17 PM

That game looked boring.

Yeah, about the farthest thing from fun and hot that you could find. 
10323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How Secure Are You In Your Job on: May 07, 2007, 08:53:46 PM
I just started a new job last week, so for now I'm a bit stressed to see how quickly I can get things up and running.  If things aren't running 100% in a month then I may not be all that secure in my job. 
10324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed (finally)? on: May 07, 2007, 08:41:11 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 07, 2007, 03:06:59 PM

Orcs and Humans FTL.  Give me Zerglings, Hydralisks, Zealots, and the like.

This is one of the things that makes me wonder what sort of playable races they could have in a World of StarCraft game.  The zerg were not exactly anthropomorphic like the races of WarCraft, and then you have only Protoss and Terrans.  Blizzard really expanded the race count in WarCraft 3, and StarCraft never really had that chance.  It was also much more vehicle based rather than unit/character based. 

As Calvin mentioned, we have yet to really see a good ranged combat based MMO, so that would be another thing they need to overcome. 

It could be great if they just shook up the whole paradigm of MMORPGs, but that is not exactly Blizzard's forte.  They are more of the type to take an established concept and refine it to a drug-tipped needle point. 
10325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what time is the 360 dashboard update? on: May 07, 2007, 08:17:51 PM
He could mean that they are wrapping up the certification process, or getting it uploaded and ready for download or testing the downloads from offsite or who knows what.  I think you need to relax and let it come when it's done rather than feel like they owe you to get this out today. 
10326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 5-7-2007 on: May 07, 2007, 05:32:01 AM
Played (and still playing) Spiderman 3 on the 360.  Not great by a long shot but it will hold my interest for a week or so. 

I also tried out the demo for Catan and enjoyed it right up until it told me it was limited to 7 points for the human player.  Bastards!  That really did make me want to go out and buy it, though, and I likely will later this week.
10327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't drink this much....ever. on: May 06, 2007, 08:52:40 PM
I'm just glad that when I was in my college drinking phase my friends weren't dicks and just let me look like an idiot on my own. 
10328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 06, 2007, 07:49:28 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 05, 2007, 11:50:17 PM

Quote from: The_Man on May 05, 2007, 11:35:47 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 05, 2007, 01:14:34 PM

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in your review KD,you said that it isnt kirsten dunst doing her lines,although i know her name wasnt there on the credits,it does sound a bit like her.
See?  Easily replaced.  icon_twisted

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i looked at the achievements on my card ,and some look easy while others look like they could be hard..which is how it should be...one achievement is for swinging at 200mph...ouch,i think i am limping at a steady 25mph icon_lol at the moment,not that i cant tell whether there is a speedometer anywhere....i think it will be fun getting the achievements anyway
If you want to know how to get this one, just let me know...I'll point you in the right direction.

I would like to know how to do this.

Thanks

Spoiler for Hiden:
Get on top of the Daily Bugle and walk to the edge.  You'll see two air vents.  Walk between them and you'll get a prompt.  Launch yourself across damned near the entire map with a slingshot move and you'll get this achievement pretty quickly. 
So, there ya go.

I've gone to that location and never get a prompt.  Do you have to unlock a special skill first or something?  I do have the dual-web thing. 

Also, does anyone know how to get the stupid Web Slinger achievement?  It says "Web up 25 enemies", but I know I've used the web subdue move more times than that and it apparently doesn't count.  Is there some other trick to it?
10329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 28%! on: May 06, 2007, 07:28:32 PM
So you've never heard of the differences between murder, voluntary manslaugher and involuntary manslaughter as well as the subclasses within each of those?  The result may be the same (a dead person), but the motivations behind the crime greatly affect the punishment. 
10330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 06, 2007, 07:12:13 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on May 06, 2007, 03:08:34 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 06, 2007, 02:11:23 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on May 06, 2007, 01:29:05 PM

If anyone wanted to try out the game for the PC, it's on sale at CC for $10 this week.

For $10, or $10 off? $10 for a brand new title is just...nuts.

It's $10. $9.99, actually.

I saw that as well.  Not sure if it's a misprint or what (it says regularly priced $19.99), but I see Best Buy has it for $22.99. 
10331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe on: May 06, 2007, 07:05:54 PM
You can download a teaser trailer from the official site and there is a little bit of a preview on Eurogamer who played an early version and has a couple screenshots.
10332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 28%! on: May 06, 2007, 12:38:28 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 05, 2007, 11:25:56 PM

I suppose Nixon might have had lower numbers just before he resigned but personally I never thought of him as a bad president. A little too greedy perhaps but not that bad. GW on the other hand has not impressed me since day one. I wasn't really even pro Gore during the first of his elections and was fairly neutral about him.
I bet the Secret Service really has to pay a lot of overtime protecting him.

Your card has now been pulled.    slywink
10333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect: Revelation on: May 06, 2007, 12:27:02 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 05, 2007, 08:19:19 PM

I don't know if it's the same excerpt as OXM, but the prologue chapter is available at Bioware's website.

The OXM chapter is the first one after the Prologue (it starts with "Eight years later."), so if you have the magazine you get to check out two chapters. 
10334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 06, 2007, 12:24:28 AM
My first impressions of the 360 version are pretty "meh".  Trying to follow lizard tracks while constantly re-hitting my Spidey-sense?  Yuck.  Timed missions that says the helicopter got away even though I'm right fucking next to it?  Suck me.  Not being able to do any damage to cars, hot dog carts, etc?  Lame. 

I'm not very far into the game at all, but so far I can't think of a single thing that I really like about it.  The controls don't feel all that tight and the camera isn't very good either.  The combat is too full of canned animations that have my guy bouncing all over the place and just asking for button mashing, and the web swinging is just (so help me) boring, slow and a little annoying.  And don't get me started on the weak cinematics.  Peter Parker looks like he has freaking Down syndrome. 

It's not a terrible game by far, but it smacks of being developed by thier port/sequel studio and rushed to meet the movie deadline.  Thank god I only rented it. 

10335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Possible Hetz sighting? on: May 05, 2007, 10:12:02 PM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on May 05, 2007, 09:47:13 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 05, 2007, 05:03:06 AM

Now if this was over a Wii, I could understand. But you can find a PS3 on almost every street corner store nowadays. biggrin

There are wiis on every corner if you look hard enough.

The very fact that you have to "look hard enough" means that they obviously are not "on every corner" and widely available yet. 
10336  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Free and Legit MP3's on: May 05, 2007, 09:28:54 PM
Well, if you sign up to try eMusic for 2 weeks you can download and keep 25 free mp3s from their indie-heavy catalog.  (and if you decide to cancel, you can do that online and don't have to call and sit on hold or anything). 
10337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect: Revelation on: May 05, 2007, 08:10:35 PM
I see that there is an excerpt of the book in this month's OXM.  If you're not a subscriber it's probably cheaper to pick up the paperback than the disc version of the magazine. 
10338  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Tony Hawk $10.00 Costco on: May 05, 2007, 07:59:28 AM

Quote from: weeskwee on May 05, 2007, 07:57:15 AM

it can and is.

wish i could get into the freaking place. i hate these membership stores.

Same here.  And I'm not about to pay $40 to save $20 on a dang game. 
10339  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my DS Lite on: May 05, 2007, 05:39:03 AM
The original wide-style GBAs had absolutely horrible screen brightness since they had no backlight or anything.  The GBA SPs fixed that but I'm not sure it's better than the original DS, although I don't have them to compare. 
10340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage [360] on: May 05, 2007, 05:26:55 AM
There are a bunch of new screenshots and a teaser trailer for the game up over at TeamXBox.  I think the game is looking quite nice and it's going to be a must buy for me come June. 

Here are a few choice shots (click for larger version):









10341  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]double dragon next wednesday on: May 05, 2007, 04:35:28 AM
I'd say that the barrels in the unenhanced version look much better than the generic gradient-filled ones of the "enhanced" stuff.  The rest looks barely changed at all, really.  Boooo-urns. 
10342  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii Rumour]the first star wars game for the system? on: May 05, 2007, 04:32:44 AM
I would be that if it does hit the Wii the lightsaber combat will just be wiggling the wii-mote to swing like in Zelda.  The game isn't designed and set up for any sort of one to one saber swinging. 

Another port of a game I played a year ago.  Hooray for innovation!
10343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spiderman III- This Friday! on: May 05, 2007, 04:19:20 AM
So it sounds like everything I was afraid of is basically true.  Poor story, too many villians, lots of questionable CG and of course some weak acting the same actors you either like or really don't. 

Why couldn't they just make a story mainly about Venom?  Sure, start out with a Bond-esque entrance of action against Sandman or something, but let the main movie be about a single villian and really develop it well. 
10344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Monster Squad coming to DVD... on: May 05, 2007, 03:41:13 AM
I can't say I've ever heard of this one, but I think it might be worth a rental when it comes out. 
10345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hello Dad, I'm in Jail! on: May 05, 2007, 03:35:52 AM
Hooray for one spoiled, dumb bitch getting her just dues. 
10346  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Tony Hawk $10.00 Costco on: May 05, 2007, 03:27:02 AM
Which one is this...it can't be Project 8, right?
10347  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking of selling my Wii on: May 05, 2007, 03:12:54 AM
If mine wasn't a gift I would have sold it a couple weeks after I got it.  Part of the problem is that most of my gaming is solo gaming and the other is that the wii-mote controls are so gimmicky and inconsistently implemented that I never feel safe getting a game for the system.  And of course there just aren't many games on the horizon that interest me. 

I will keep it around for those rare new games and for fun when visiting family and friends, but that's about it. 
10348  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]double dragon next wednesday on: May 04, 2007, 07:47:58 PM
It would be nice if it came with enhanced graphics, but I see no mention of that or Live multiplayer. 
10349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell: Conviction on: May 03, 2007, 05:46:08 PM
And Sam Fisher continues to get younger and younger...
10350  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Triple Shot this week - Catan, Millipede, and Centipede [56k] on: May 03, 2007, 06:51:52 AM
I'm away from home this week, but for those of you who have been playing this version of Catan, is it worthwhile for the singleplayer only?  I've never played the boardgame but mostly just because it's hard to get people together to play those sorts of games and I would like to check it out. 
10351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dry Cleaner Loses Pants, Lawyer Says They're Worth $67 Million on: May 03, 2007, 05:13:16 AM
He's not only a lawyer, he's a judge.  And a total ass-hat.
10352  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot Fuzz - The Trailer on: May 03, 2007, 03:00:12 AM
Man, I really can't believe there are so few people who have gone to see this.  You guys suck! 
10353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your current favorite music? on: May 03, 2007, 02:37:13 AM

Quote from: wonton on May 02, 2007, 11:20:54 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 01, 2007, 04:36:30 AM

Quote from: Clay on May 01, 2007, 01:40:40 AM

Word is that the new White Stripes album is great.  Anybody heard it? 

That one won't be out until the middle of June, so I haven't heard it yet but I will certainly buy it.  Jack is also working on a new Raconteurs album due out early next year I think. 

That's the first I've heard of a new Raconteurs album (YAY!).  Where'd you hear it from?

I think I read it in the most recent Rolling Stone.  I don't remember exactly what it said but they are going for a bit of a different vibe (country-ish?) with the next album I guess. 
10354  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/pc] Shadowrun Achievements.... on: May 03, 2007, 12:17:26 AM
The IGN write-up of the comparison between the PC and 360 version made it sound like the PC version probably won't be the choice to play.  When you're aiming with a mouse you want fast and accurate aiming, not some widespread handicap BS. 
10355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your current favorite music? on: May 01, 2007, 04:36:30 AM

Quote from: Clay on May 01, 2007, 01:40:40 AM

Word is that the new White Stripes album is great.  Anybody heard it? 

That one won't be out until the middle of June, so I haven't heard it yet but I will certainly buy it.  Jack is also working on a new Raconteurs album due out early next year I think. 
10356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise Announced on: May 01, 2007, 04:08:02 AM
I sure hope this doesn't suck.  I'm not optimistic about the whole Burnout in an open world thing. 

And I agree about those shots.  I assumed they were photos of a monitor/TV. 
10357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is really going to kill Monday's commute... on: April 30, 2007, 03:17:05 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on April 29, 2007, 09:52:23 PM

What are "shnikes"?

Come on, people...Chris Farley!  I have no idea if that's you spell it, but it's certainly his word. 
10358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Sony marketing idea: Showing decapitated animals. (not a joke) on: April 29, 2007, 01:21:34 AM
Wow, that's quite an event where the topless girls are the tasteful part  And then they top that by printing pictures from the event in their Official PS Magazine.  You would have thought somebody in the organizations might have reconsidered these plans somewhere along the line.  Sony's PR and marketing departments seems incredibly inept these days. 
10359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: April 28, 2007, 10:03:32 PM
The video was pretty good, and the longer one even better.  Hopefully the game rocks.
10360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is this how it will all end? on: April 28, 2007, 09:44:54 PM
Some preliminary reports are finding that a fungus may be playing a part in killing off the bees.  The same fungus "caused widespread loss of bee colonies in Europe and Asia", apparently. 

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-sci-bees26apr26,0,7437491.story
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