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9401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 31, 2008, 02:16:03 AM
Keep the religion out of this thread. 
9402  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC Classes thread on: May 27, 2008, 12:47:46 AM
I've found that I can survive solo pretty well with the Dark Templar, but I don't get a feeling that the life leeching stuff works as well as I wanted. 

Are you guys finding that you have way too many spells/combos/abilities?  As a level 20 Dark Templar I have 6 spells, 12 Combos and 13 Abilities.  There is no way I can keep all of that crap straight as it is and I fear it is only going to get worse the higher level I get.  Between all of that and potions and food/drinks, it's just a lot of crap to manage.
9403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/26) on: May 27, 2008, 12:37:57 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 26, 2008, 11:53:05 PM

Probably Quake Wars and Death Jr.

Hehe, I knew I could count on you.  Let us know how Death Jr is if you try it out. 
9404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Honda FIT.. anyone have one? on: May 27, 2008, 12:32:51 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 27, 2008, 12:28:00 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 26, 2008, 08:03:02 PM

Just for information, that Astra picture Daehawk has been posting is not of an actual Astra you can buy now.  I believe it's their concept for the next line of Astras. 

This is what they really look like:

Well, this is the 3 door version:

Personally, after going through the buying process with my brother, who is getting one of these tomorrow, I would very highly recommend them to anyone looking at small cars. These are probably a bit too pricey for the OP, however.

Yeah, I realize what the 3-door looks like, but it is not like the picture Daehawk posted.  The shape and lines are quite different and the bumper and front grill/fog-light thing is different as well. 
9405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Honda FIT.. anyone have one? on: May 27, 2008, 12:30:56 AM

Quote from: RobbieD on May 26, 2008, 11:47:03 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 26, 2008, 10:20:22 PM

Let me see if I can confirm the wheels in the US model of the Fit.  I was wondering why the sport cost so much more than the normal fit when all they really added was some trimming.

The Fit comes with 14" wheels and the Fit Sport comes with 15" alloy wheels.

Here are the differences between the Fit and the Fit Sport

- 14" wheels compared to 15" alloy wheels
- 160 watt 4 speaker stereo system compared to a 200 watt 6 speaker stereo system
- Sport has front, side and rear spoilers
- Sport has fog lights
- Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters on Sport models equipped with the 5-speed automatic transmission

The Sport also has a security system with remote entry as well as cruise control.  
9406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Wrap Sheet on: May 27, 2008, 12:25:23 AM
Nothing too serious and nothing in the last 10 yeras.  Just a couple speeding tickets when I was younger (ah, GTO I miss you) and a couple "Minor in Possession/Consumption" of alcohol charges when I was 18.  Those two were within the same year so I had to go to court for the second one, but I just got a minor fine and a "watch yourself, sonny".  
9407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Honda FIT.. anyone have one? on: May 26, 2008, 08:03:02 PM
Just for information, that Astra picture Daehawk has been posting is not of an actual Astra you can buy now.  I believe it's their concept for the next line of Astras. 

This is what they really look like:

9408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Witches [X360/PS3] on: May 26, 2008, 07:43:54 PM

Quote from: mikeg on May 26, 2008, 07:19:27 PM

Quote from: Turtle on February 26, 2008, 05:46:51 PM

I dunno, the basic fighting looked okay, the characters had more mass and weight than a lot of other similar games, but it didn't seem like there was much else besides ogling well rendered digital women.  Admittedly, they probably mocapped a bunch of women to get those animations to have weight.

Full Spectrum Warrior style shakey cam was in full effect too.

The main reason I'll pass?  Bikini armor, I hate those designs.  There's plenty of ways to make a female character attractive in games without being scantily clad or any way whorish.

speaking of Full Spectrum Warrior, is FSW Ten Hammers bacwards combat?  I been meaning to try that one out.  Anyone have and want to unload it before I go a lookin?

The BC list says yes.
9409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Time to make Purge happy: upcoming update to Xbox DRM on: May 26, 2008, 07:42:55 PM
Considering that my 360 automatically downloads a ton of XBLA trials that I never try or never intend to buy makes the conversion rate a bit of a bad metric to use in my opinion. 

What is the point of delisting those games, why not just make a different category with older/less popular games?  If they are still being hosted on their servers for re-download, there is no fucking point.
9410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Honda FIT.. anyone have one? on: May 26, 2008, 07:38:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 26, 2008, 07:33:56 PM

What about the volvo hatchback?

If you're talking about the C30, I'm guessing the fact that it starts at $10,000 more than the Fit and gets much worse gas mileage (19/28) probably rules it out.
9411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/26) on: May 26, 2008, 06:44:33 PM
I'm interested in Death Jr for the Wii, but I won't be buying it now since I already have too many other games.
9412  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC Character Art, etc on: May 26, 2008, 06:27:55 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 26, 2008, 09:50:34 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 26, 2008, 06:08:39 AM

This game is almost to the point of pushing me to buy a new computer.  My home system is now crapping out with texture corruption and lock-ups (in both Conan and LOTRO) so not being able to play it when I have time is killing me. 

If you can be patient it may pay off.  a LOT of the problems are game and programming related and not really equipment.  Unless you have really old stuff.  People with decent rigs are having problems that just shouldn't be happening.

No, my home system is just plain old crap.  It is basically their min-spec with a slower CPU.  Also, I was having texture issues and lockups in LOTRO in the couple weeks before AoC came out, so it's not a Conan technical problem.  I've been using my work computer to play AoC for the most part, but I'm sick of driving in to work on the weekends just to play.
9413  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: May 26, 2008, 06:17:39 PM

Quote from: Arclight on May 26, 2008, 10:06:58 AM

The thing is too that the class balancing and fixing will probably take a back seat to the more pressing tech problems.
I hope they can do some major patching soon. I really do think this game could have some longevity and success.........If they prioritize and get cracking on the fixes.

The people that are fixing technical problems are not going to be the same that are working on class balance and tweaking systems like that.  It's not "one or the other".
9414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Honda FIT.. anyone have one? on: May 26, 2008, 06:11:00 PM
I was actually just checking the Fit out and it kind of baffles me that the Civic has a more powerful engine while providing better fule economy than the Fit. 
9415  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC Character Art, etc on: May 26, 2008, 06:08:39 AM
This game is almost to the point of pushing me to buy a new computer.  My home system is now crapping out with texture corruption and lock-ups (in both Conan and LOTRO) so not being able to play it when I have time is killing me. 
9416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 26, 2008, 12:00:47 AM
Use spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet please, Jimmy da Fish. 
9417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shipping instruments... on: May 25, 2008, 11:59:53 PM
I'm pretty damn sure the post office won't ship anything that large (and they certainly won't box it for you), but you should be able to go to some place like the UPS Store and they will pack and ship it for you.  I know DHL also ships lots of oversized things, but having worked for them I would never ship something expensive/breakable with them. 
9418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: May 25, 2008, 11:49:34 PM
Ah, Laeticia Casta...how to choose among so many great pictures?

9419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Indiana Jones movie and children - help needed on: May 25, 2008, 09:24:14 PM
Yeah, I would say the
Spoiler for Hiden:
giant ants going in the guy's mouth and eating him alive
might be enough to cause some phobias/nightmares. 
9420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ban headphones! on: May 25, 2008, 09:18:06 PM
Yeah, we were kind of discussing this a while ago.
9421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - "casual" or "hardcore" for first time through? on: May 25, 2008, 09:13:34 PM
I'd say do it on Casual.  I've played plenty of shooters but casual was just more fun and less punishing to me. 
9422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 25, 2008, 09:08:57 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 25, 2008, 05:37:38 PM

My favorite stories and games always seemed to come from this one hall off the main floor.. I think it was called kentia hall or something close to that spelling. All the big boys were showing off stuff that were sequels of sequels or boring old same old but this hall had the little guys in it . There was always some neat hardware or a new game type / story. They took risks just like everyone once did and made great stuff there. I miss when the industry was younger and fresh instead of the corporate same old it had become.

Yeah, Kentia was often full of goofy, or underfunded, or just non-mainstream stuff.  It wasn't always good stuff, but it was different. 
9423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 25, 2008, 05:27:04 AM
Yeah, there was obscene amounts of money spent for the spectacle of E3, not to mention weeks of productivity lost preparing special demos that could be shown on the floor, all for a very questionable return on investment.  Joe Average may enjoy getting to see some games months before they come out, but for the most part it doesn't benefit the companies all that much and they would probably be better off with an atmosphere more conducive to business/media. 
9424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 25, 2008, 05:12:06 AM

Quote from: Arnir on May 25, 2008, 05:02:21 AM

Lots of things are sweeter in memory.

Like sweet Janine Sawyer...ah, those were the days.  slywink
9425  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target clearance watch - April update! on: May 25, 2008, 02:43:45 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on May 25, 2008, 02:33:11 AM

Snagged Pirates of the Burning Sea for $12.48 today. biggrin

I saw that one as well.  Did it end up being a good game? 
9426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Big Brother - Google Street View on: May 25, 2008, 02:41:07 AM
Heh, I had actually seen #10 on that list (giant pumpkin and wierd pink distortion).  It's about a mile up the road from my apartment, right on the way to work.  smile
9427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kobra strikes again... on: May 25, 2008, 02:11:53 AM
Santa Fe group allergic to RF wants wifi banned.

And no shit, this is the picture they run along side it:



Maybe he finally moved out of Detroit and started a group in Santa Fe.   icon_biggrin
9428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trackmania Nations/United Forever on: May 25, 2008, 01:59:47 AM
I just tried out the Nations Forever from Steam because I realized the last one I tried out was just Trackmania Nations.  This one runs just as well, looks great and continues to be tons of fun.  If I wasn't in full game overload mode right now I would jump on the full Trackmania United Forever bandwagon. 
9429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 25, 2008, 01:57:02 AM
I find these major companies backing out of the ESA interesting and disturbing.  Obviously E3 has been in a huge downturn, and with Doug Lowenstein gone they aren't doing much to on the political or media fronts either.  I think there will need to be some drastic turn-arounds if they expect the ESA to stay as a central force for the industry, and I just hope it's not too late. 

What I am curious about is what these other companies plan to do insted of participate in the ESA.  Hopefully the answer isn't "nothing". 
9430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weezer proceeds to win at the internet (New music video) on: May 25, 2008, 01:36:28 AM

Quote from: disarm on May 24, 2008, 07:21:57 PM

Weezer has yet to recapture the brilliance of their first album (in my opinion), ...

Except for Pinkerton...  slywink
9431  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: May 24, 2008, 06:04:14 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 24, 2008, 04:27:32 PM

Can anyone let me know how it runs on older systems?  A bunch of my buddies are trying to convince me to pick it up, but I don't want to dump $50 into a game that my system won't run.  I'm near the minimum specs (XP 3800, 7600GT, 2GB RAM) and don't mind turning down the eye candy & resolution if I need to.

I have a system that is worse than yours in every respect (XP2600+, 6600GT, 1GB) and it runs the game.  It's not always pretty, but it runs at minimum settings.  As soon as my stupid CE arrives from Amazon I can send you a trial key, although I'm not sure when they will let those activate.
9432  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC Character Art, etc on: May 24, 2008, 05:59:57 PM
If you perform a combo move as the killing blow your chances of a special move (like decapitation) are pretty good.
9433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Big Brother - Google Street View on: May 24, 2008, 05:45:45 PM
Don't they actually have street-view video cameras in many places in London and the UK?  And that's not private company, that would be government-run stuff. 
9434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kung Fu Chaos Sequel - Petition online. on: May 24, 2008, 07:07:57 AM

Quote from: Purge on May 24, 2008, 04:34:50 AM

Bah... read the article. It failed because MS sold it short.

I did read the article.  I also tried the game and read the reviews.  I thought it had potential but didn't think it was that great.
9435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The alternative to Indy this weekend on: May 24, 2008, 06:43:02 AM
Well, with Postal at least you can say that you were one of the first (and only) 10 people to see it.  Tongue
9436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What should I know about buying a HDTV? on: May 24, 2008, 06:41:17 AM
I'd just add that after you narrow it down to a couple models, head over to somewhere like avsforum.com and do a search for that model # in the appropriate category.  You should get lots of real-world impressions from knowledgeable people.
9437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the Gaming Trend Soundtrack? Contest! on: May 24, 2008, 06:29:29 AM
I really have no idea what it means to put a soundtrack to GT, but here's some songs (2 extras just for fun slywink):

The Black Angels - Young Men Dead
Eels - Souljacker Pt 1
Deftones - Engine No 9
Tapes n Tapes - Cowbell
Built to Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind
Wilson Picket - Engine No 9
Tom Waits - Big In Japan
The Muppets - Mahna Mahna
Roger Miller - Engine Engine No 9
Clutch - Escape From the Prison Planet
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier
Spoon - My Mathematical Mind

Man, it's tough to find decent sounding songs on YouTube. 
9438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kung Fu Chaos Sequel - Petition online. on: May 24, 2008, 04:14:44 AM
Yeah, because online petitions totally get companies to invest millions of dollars and several years into a sequel for a product that basically failed.  Good luck with that.  slywink
9439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 24, 2008, 02:28:29 AM
I can understand your disappointment, but I never really expected a hardcore aerobic workout from Wii Fit.  Being based around the balance board it's more about the yoga, balance core strength and coordination to me.  There are still the step routines and such that can give an aerobic workout.

I believe there is also an "advanced" boxing thing to unlock that uses the remotes as well as the balance board, so that should be as good or better workout than regular Wii Sports boxing. 

My impressions so far is that it is about what I expected: not the second coming in any sense, but it might be good for  improving my balance and coordination while having some fun. 
9440  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Wow Contest Thread - WoW TCG Giveaway... on: May 23, 2008, 02:42:57 PM
Hehe, ironically the Google Ad I see now says "Cheap WOW Gold Millions" (whatever that means).
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