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9401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World of Office Space on: November 23, 2006, 05:35:26 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 23, 2006, 01:49:15 PM

That's funny, never saw that.

Wasn't he playing a playstation game or something in the movie?

He was playing Tetris in the movie.  They also removed his Cheetos from the desk. 

I saw this commercial on TV the other night and couldn't help smiling at it.
9402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It is Thankgiving. Make with the spam (Animations!) on: November 23, 2006, 05:32:59 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 23, 2006, 05:18:27 PM

Oh yeah? Well, some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.

Man I love that movie.  So full of awesome scenes like that!
9403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance vs Gears of War - FIGHT! on: November 23, 2006, 05:11:44 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 23, 2006, 03:21:43 PM

Now I have both as well.  I'd have to say the co-op in GoW makes it pretty awesome for me.  I can't recall if Resistance has this or not, but I know for damned sure there are 1000x more people I can play GoW with.  That makes it better in my opinion.

When you gonna accept my friend invite on the PS3 Hetz?  Huh? huh?! slywink

I don't have the system or game, but I read that Resistance does have same-screen co-op play, just not online.  

As for which game is better, hell if I know.  There is certainly room for improvement in Gears of War (story, length, more weapons, etc) but in the end it's a lot of fun.  I'm sure Resistance is pretty awesome, too.  I say smoke 'em if you go 'em!  icon_biggrin
9404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War: Co-op problem on Live on: November 23, 2006, 08:38:32 AM
So I'm a little late replying to this thread, but if you are looking for help on port forwarding, find your router on the list at PortForward.com (they have most manufacturers and models) and they should have steps you can follow.  They also have a list of common ports including those needed for XBox Live (3074 TCP and UDP, 88 UDP).  They also have more info on what port forwarding is and such.  Hope that helps somebody out there. 

It is also worth checking on your router manufacturer's website to see if there is a firmware upgrade for your model. 
9405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: apocalypto, mel gibson's latest on: November 23, 2006, 04:28:23 AM
My problem with this movie is that I have seen mutliple trailers and still don't have a single fucking clue as to what the plot of the movies is. 
9406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another reason why the democrats cant be trusted... on: November 23, 2006, 04:23:43 AM
The army also met their goals by lowering their standards and giving more waivers to recruits with medical and criminal histories. 
9407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Hits 1 million in 2 weeks and other 360 news: on: November 23, 2006, 03:49:11 AM

Quote from: Laner on November 22, 2006, 11:44:12 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 22, 2006, 03:28:25 PM

'i could care less about either title'....LOL,why do americans always say this wrong?....its you couldn't care less...oh well
*sigh*

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ico1.htm

Quote
There’s a close link between the stress pattern of I could care less and the kind that appears in certain sarcastic or self-deprecatory phrases that are associated with the Yiddish heritage and (especially) New York Jewish speech. Perhaps the best known is I should be so lucky!, in which the real sense is often “I have no hope of being so lucky”, a closely similar stress pattern with the same sarcastic inversion of meaning. There’s no evidence to suggest that I could care less came directly from Yiddish, but the similarity is suggestive. There are other American expressions that have a similar sarcastic inversion of apparent sense, such as Tell me about it!, which usually means “Don’t tell me about it, because I know all about it already”. These may come from similar sources.

And yet you continue reading that same page:
Quote
So it’s actually a very interesting linguistic development. But it is still regarded as slangy, and also has some social class stigma attached. And because it is hard to be sarcastic in writing, it loses its force when put on paper and just ends up looking stupid. In such cases, the older form, while still rather colloquial, at least will communicate your meaning—at least to those who really could care less.
9408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Thanksgiving Edition on: November 23, 2006, 03:43:37 AM
Probably continuing on with GoW in Hardcore mode and maybe digging up some of my older 360 games like Kameo, PGR3 or Lego Star Wars 2. 
9409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 23, 2006, 03:19:52 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 23, 2006, 02:40:58 AM

You can actually invert the X-axis in a video game? The X-axis?!

Why would you want to?

In third person games some people prefer to control the viewport as if they were moving a camera around  the character, so moving your stick to the right orbits the camera right but effectively moves the viewport left, and pointing the stick left turns it right.  I'm not sure that I've ever heard of anybody doing it in a first-person game.  
9410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW Control question on: November 22, 2006, 03:57:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 22, 2006, 03:44:45 PM

No separate camera controls from the aiming/movement controls? What is this 1997?  icon_mad

Right now its a struggle to get through even the tutorial...when I want to move right I go left. When I want to look up I look down... mad

Same with the camera...if I invert the y to make the camera work the way I like it, the aiming is off.

For crying out loud, DR had independent camera/aiming...why not this 'halo killer'?

 thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown

You have to think of Gears of War as a FPS with the camera moved back a little bit, not so much a third person action game.  Dead Rising's system was made for a third person melee/action game and worked incredibly poor for quickly shooting things, which is all you do in Gears.  
9411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamepad control help for fps type games on: November 22, 2006, 05:02:04 AM

Quote from: GatorFavre on November 22, 2006, 04:42:12 AM

I cant stand playing FPS on the PS2 I feel like the dual shock sticks are way too close together and it is very uncomfortable for me.  Part of the reason I am not that excited for the PS3 is the same controller design.  I wish Sony would take a lesson from MS and place the left thumbstick higher and more to the left considering most games these days used a stick rather than the dpad.

You took the words right out of my mouth. 
9412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 48 Hour Free Live Gold Trial on: November 22, 2006, 04:58:08 AM

Quote from: stiffler on November 22, 2006, 03:18:02 AM

I think I have them from nearly every 360 game I have.  If you need one just speak up!

I no longer play games.  Stealing thunder is my new hobby. :slywink:

Really?  The first one I've seen from a 360 game was in Gears of War.  Maybe I just don't buy the right games or something. 
9413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii be Trespassin' on: November 22, 2006, 04:06:12 AM
Heh, I also immediately thought of Tresspasser when I saw the limp-wristed, goofy gun handling in Red Steel. 
9414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 number two kaput! on: November 22, 2006, 02:50:23 AM
Bummer, man.  Sorry to hear it.  It seems like those refurbs just aren't all that reliable...hopefully Microsoft starts improving this service. 
9415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2142 patch 1.05 released on: November 22, 2006, 02:44:49 AM
I don't know if too many other people around here play this one, but EA has just released the 1.05 patch and you can grab it at FileFront and pretty much everywhere else.  Most of the fixes are pretty minor and deal with stats tracking and such.  Good to see some early support for this one, though. 

Quote
ISSUE FIXES
- Ground Defence kills now count towards Ground Base Defence Ribbon
- Using the Medic Hub now counts towards Silver Medic Excellence Badge
- Silver Titan Destruction - Badge awarded when core is destroyed
- Debriefing End of Round screen displays player stats
- Enemy Squad Leader Spawn beacon is no longer visible on the 3dMap
- Can now bind same key to crouch for common and land vehicles
- User now unable to repeatedly spam a squad leader to join a locked squad
- Spinning tank turret no longer pushes player inside clipped geometry
- Users can play single-player (offline) mode when EA servers are unavailable
- Fixed issue that caused Battlerecorder Playback And Camera Control Interface function
- Corrected missile silo numbers in Titan Mode
- Squad Leader Spawn Beacon can now be used after a round or map change in online games
- Missing game information in Swedish and Danish when a mutiny occurs against your commander added
- Inconsistent game references removed
- BF2142 showing up as Battlefield 2 in Windows firewall exception list fixed
- Patching update message will shut the game down instead of minimize if EA Link is installed on users machine
- Stats tracking optimizations
- Revised AR's deviation per bullet
- Titan no longer moveable by the Commander once Titan shields are down
- Installer checks for BF2142 running in the background before installing patch
- Improved player collision protocol
- Optimized EA Master Server connection calls
9416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 11/21/06 on: November 21, 2006, 03:45:49 PM
Dr Katz, Professional Therapist: Season 2!  It's going on the Chrismast list, but I'm sure I will end up buying it for myself when nobody else does.

9417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I weep for humanity on: November 21, 2006, 04:35:10 AM
That looks like it would be incredibly shitty.  Like not even enough material for running shorts on SNL. 
9418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Paid up! on: November 21, 2006, 03:20:07 AM
So was this a reimbursment for your one and only repair, or have you had multiples?  Sorry, but I can't keep track of everybody's broken box drama.  icon_smile  But hooray for reimbursement!
9419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go see Happy Feet. Go see it now. on: November 21, 2006, 03:04:24 AM
If it didn't have Robin Williams (as 3 characters, no less) I would definitely see it.  That guy has really started to grate on my nerves, though, and his characters are all basically the same over-acted ones he's been doing for years. 
9420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Prestige movie looks awesome on: November 21, 2006, 03:01:29 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 20, 2006, 07:18:10 PM

Since you read the book, there is a matter me and my friend disagree with from the movie:

Spoiler for Hiden:
He thinks Batman had a twin the entire time.  But I was telling him that Batman acquired his 'twin' when he visitted Tesla.

Either way, it's pretty damn creepy that Wolverine was essentially comitting suicide every night just so he could get revenge.

According to the book
Spoiler for Hiden:
he had the twin the whole time.  The name Alfred Borden was actually a concatenation of the two brothers' names, Albert and Frederick if I remember correctly (lent the book to my friend).  They/he had even gone so far as to change birth records and it takes nearly the whole book before it is found out by Angier.  The whole point is that they/he has been willing to basically sacrifice half of his life for the sake of his magic.  In fact, in the book the brother who is not currently being Alfred basically hides out and does not dress up as the engineer/helper...just one of the many, many differences between the book and the movie. 

Also, Tesla never built a machine like that for Borden, that name was given as a way to sidetrack and trick Angier (although it was given in a different manner, again a difference between the book and movie).  Also, in the book the "prestige" result of Tesla's machine is already dead, so Angier is not exactly commiting murder each night.  I could go on and on about the ways the movie differed from the book...
9421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 21, 2006, 02:23:11 AM

Quote from: SuperHiro on November 21, 2006, 12:04:08 AM

Mine is pretty self-explanatory.

Ok, maybe it's just me but your avatar looks like some sort of retarded cyclops with a bad haircut...am I close?

My avatar is Raz (Razputin) from the excellent Double Fine game Psychonauts!  Tim Schafer is super.  
9422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are you asking for for Christmas? on: November 21, 2006, 02:16:21 AM
Funnily enough I was just thinking of starting this very topic last night because I've been trying to make a list for my family and such but have trouble as always.  It doesn't help that even though I always list games I want in all price ranges I have gotten only one game in the last 10 years (Giants), so this year I'm not even bothering to add those to the list.  So far I can only come up with a few books and DVDs:

Dr Katz, Professional Therapist Season 2 DVD
Little Miss Sunshine DVD
Mr Show - The Complete 4th Season DVD
Invader Zim - Doom Doom Doom (Vol 1)
 
(books...)
Broken Angels - Richard K. Morgan
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin
any book by Raymond Chandler
9423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: O.J. Simpson TV Special & Book cancelled on: November 21, 2006, 01:57:29 AM

Quote from: Calvin on November 20, 2006, 10:11:24 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 20, 2006, 09:27:34 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 20, 2006, 09:18:32 PM

Oh and by the way, not that this is a surprise, his willingness to do this just solidifies in my mind that he's guilty.

No one not involved with it would entertain such an idea...

When he starts with "First I'd get some gloves that don't fit...." I'd suspect something was up...

Does it actually start like that???!?

And also, I thought just the tv deal was cancelled, not the book?

Nope, read the article and it says the book was cancelled also.  It was "was due to be published by ReganBooks, an imprint of News Corp's HarperCollins publishing division", and News Corp is the partent company of Fox. 

I'm glad to hear that the public response has actually helped to stop this crap. 
9424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: finished gears of war...was it cut? on: November 20, 2006, 03:49:25 PM
As far as the storyline goes, CliffyB did mention that they didn't want to throw lots of story exposition down the player's throat and that more details about the world and stuff are in the supplemental materials (manual, art book, online, etc).  Not that it stopped them during that long-ass helicopter ride and setup in the beginning. 

But do I think things got cut?  Sure.  It's hard to feel any different when some elements didn't quite fit together and things that could have been awesome (like fighting that Brumak) just didn't show up.  That is the price you have to pay for trying to be the first-party system hit for the holidays.  Hopefully all the other goodies will show up in downloads, an expansion or the inevitable sequel. 
9425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Halo 3 info on: November 20, 2006, 03:36:57 PM
It will also be on the Marketplace soon after, although likely first only for Gold members like they have been doing lately. 
9426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/20) on: November 20, 2006, 03:36:06 PM
Nothing for me this week. 
9427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: VGCats and Zelda Comics on: November 20, 2006, 02:29:08 AM
You got a link or image for any of those GAF parodies?  I like the funny any which way it comes. 
9428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silverfall on: November 20, 2006, 01:31:22 AM
I'm interested to see if this one turns out well.  They released a French demo at the end of last week, so hopefully the English language one hits soon.
9429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I am playing with my Wii now :) who else has it? on: November 20, 2006, 01:29:49 AM

Quote from: Canuck on November 20, 2006, 01:23:36 AM

No they're both bowling.

Just like Excite Truck is the same as driving a high-speed off-road race or Tony Hawk Downhill is the same as skateboarding down a huge hill.  And lets not even get into Red Steel or CoD...
9430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - totally missing from ads - Wii everywhere on: November 19, 2006, 11:53:16 PM
They did put out that FF Crystal Chronicles game on the Cube, and the GameStop site is showing a sequel (The Chrystal [sic] Bearers) for next holiday season, although we all know to take that date with a huge grain of salt. 
9431  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Company of Heroes - $20 on: November 19, 2006, 09:56:51 PM
I just saw this on the back page of this week's Best Buy ad.  An incredible deal for what has been hailed as one of the best PC games released this year (although I haven't actually bought it yet...).

In the same ad for $19.99 they have Civ 4 and some 360 Platinum hits: PGR3, NFS: Most Wanted, Kameo and Perfect Dark: Zero.  They also have a 60-day subscription to WoW for $19.99 and The Sims 2 Pets for $12.99. 

EDIT: A note to mention that these prices are only good up through Wednesday because of Thanksgiving and the following 2-day sales. 
9432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - totally missing from ads - Wii everywhere on: November 19, 2006, 09:34:21 PM
I think the reason the PS3 isn't in most ads (or any, from what was with my Sunday Paper) is because it was on the cover for most of last week's, and the Wii is just launching today so it gets the cover. 

That isn't to say that they shouldn't at least have games and accessories inside with the other console stuff, but maybe they just figured that if they sold out of PS3s as planned it is better not to advertise for something they won't have in stock. 
9433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I am playing with my Wii now :) who else has it? on: November 19, 2006, 09:02:58 PM
I think the thing with the numeric code is that it allows each console to set up it's account while still letting all the little Johnnies and Sallies out there to still use their real name (or chosen name) for their Mii without having to do something like "J0hnnY3GT" so that it can be unique.  They are going after a broader market set than XBox Live and PS3 and kids and parents might not understand why they should have to do that.   
9434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Prestige movie looks awesome on: November 19, 2006, 08:37:33 PM
So I finally got around to seeing this one last night and while I did really enjoy it, I couldn't believe the major deviations from the book.  It was like they took five main ideas from the book and then rewrote everything around them.  I liked how the movie played out and I think the dramatic tension and payoff was perfect for a movie, but they stripped out and/or changed so much that it was hard to discuss it with my friend who hasn't read the book yet. 
9435  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally after weeks of waiting I finally have it!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2006, 07:54:54 PM
So are all of these available now or are they only selling one title at a time like I remember used to happen with toys in Happy Meal type things?
9436  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: pgr3 on: November 19, 2006, 06:35:01 AM
I was thinking of pulling out PGR3 again, but I would never be competitive in a tournament.  I'd get knocked out before the starting flag.  I probably wouldn't even be competitive if the only other contestants were the people in this thread.  icon_wink
9437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising is SO good. on: November 19, 2006, 01:33:46 AM
If they had options for a decent save system and killing the timed thing I would have been all over this.  Unfortunately that was a no go.  
9438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 Problem on: November 19, 2006, 01:30:36 AM

Quote from: stiffler on November 18, 2006, 10:38:44 PM

Still waiting for them to refund my MS points so I can rebuy all my Arcade titles.  It's been a few weeks, three I think, and last night they added 490 to my new silver account.  I can only guess they do them in some odd increment because I'm pretty sure 490 points won't cover the dozen Live Arcade games I bought.

I understand why they did this, to avoid just copying your games for you friends, but I don't have to like it.

Those games should be tied to your account...can't you just re-download them? 
9439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Red Steel review uh oh on: November 19, 2006, 01:25:10 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 01:20:02 AM

Quote from: Misguided on November 18, 2006, 04:38:55 PM

Quote from: Kobra on November 18, 2006, 04:33:17 PM

Ouch, Wii isn't faring well outside of Zelda, and rumors are, the GameCube version controls better anyway.

Once again, I honestly believe the Wii is different enough from the GameCube to ever be a giant success.

I beg to differ

I also think the poor scores for Excite Truck may be unwarranted. An Opposing viewpoint from Tom Chick on Yahoo
Chick only likes Excite Truck since it's from the same developers as the abysmal Test Drive: Eve of Destruction, which was reviled for the shoddy piece of crap it was by everyone but Tom.

He has his brain farts -- this obsession with shitty racers being the most recent in the long decline which began with him panning Deus Ex.

I enjoyed Test Drive: EoD, and I know a couple other people around these parts did, too. 

Excite Truck looks like a very different kind of game and not my style at all.  I haven't played it, but from the videos it looks very arcadey, with the truck pivoting on a central axis and just sliding all over hell with no real friction.  It seems to also have been roundly knocked for being pretty shallow with not many tracks or other options. 
9440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prediction - the sixaxis will be redesigned within six months on: November 18, 2006, 09:11:25 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 18, 2006, 08:37:52 PM

Yeah, yeah-my point was that I called them out on it firstishish biggrin

We'll have to go back through the archives to see about this...  icon_wink
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