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9441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Memorial Day Edition on: May 23, 2008, 02:41:31 PM
I'll probably be playing some GTA4 (haven't played that in a couple weeks), finish up what I can in Boom Blox and do some Wii Fit each day.

I'd love to play Age of Conan all weekend, but my CE copy still hasn't arrived from stupid Amazon so my early access account has been suspended until I put in a retail key.  Grr.
9442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rumoured 360 spring update details on: May 23, 2008, 02:33:23 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on May 23, 2008, 01:24:01 PM


Indeed... http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,26921.msg413604.htmlsmile
9443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Time to make Purge happy: upcoming update to Xbox DRM on: May 23, 2008, 04:07:46 AM

Quote from: jersoc on May 23, 2008, 03:44:36 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 23, 2008, 01:48:15 AM

I don't really get the point of "delisting" games.  Is the 50 MB or so taking up too much space on their servers or something?

I think it's a way to enforce quality. they said the quality of titles has been slipping and i agree.

The quality hasn't been slipping, it's been suspect the whole time. 
9444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good Movies No One Has Ever Heard Of... on: May 23, 2008, 03:43:17 AM
I just think it's funny that I've seen nearly all of these "movies no one has heard of". 
9445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any interest in GRID? on: May 23, 2008, 02:24:03 AM
The first review I've seen comes as an 8.7 from IGN.  Sounds good to me, and the career seems like it should be pretty cool.
9446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 22, 2008, 10:57:13 PM
My office went to see it today, and I'd say that it was 85% good, 15% too far over the top. 
9447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Time to make Purge happy: upcoming update to Xbox DRM on: May 22, 2008, 10:33:14 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 22, 2008, 10:16:03 PM

About god-damned fucking love of god jesus christ time.

Curiously, I was about to express the same sentiment.
9448  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 22, 2008, 05:32:55 AM

Quote from: Destructor on May 21, 2008, 10:44:10 PM

Strange - I just got a notice in my e-mail box stating that if I entered a certain CD key, they'd give me the Drinking Cape for life. It gives you free Ambrosia, BTW.

Problem is, I already have the CE, so the item is utterly useless. Go figure.

I just got the same email.  Not sure if it's for participating in the closed beta or what, but I also have the CE (in the mail) so it's useless to me too.
9449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: May 22, 2008, 05:07:30 AM
I really enjoyed Painkiller when I first played it, but I reinstalled it last year and it didn't keep my attention for long. 
9450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 22, 2008, 04:27:05 AM
Less talk, more funny!
9451  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: May 21, 2008, 04:36:10 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on May 21, 2008, 04:16:05 AM

Does the game have a buddy key, out of curiousity?

I think the collector's edition comes with 5, but my copy hasn't come from Amazon yet (still playing off the 10-day early access).
9452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox Live Question on: May 21, 2008, 02:48:39 AM
If you end up having to do some router port forwarding and don't know exactly how to do that, portforward.com is a great resource for that.  Just find your router model number and then click on Xbox Live 360.
9453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tuesday Morning Funnies on: May 21, 2008, 02:24:56 AM
Yeah, seems like a very adequate way to try and assassinate somebody if you could stuff it with enough explosives. 
9454  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: May 21, 2008, 02:10:09 AM
Yup, the worst server problem I've seen is waiting in a 2-3 minute queue to get in during peak times.  Very solid so far.
9455  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FT/FS Xbox 360 games on: May 21, 2008, 12:00:07 AM
Interested in Skate...do you have a price you're looking for?
9456  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 20, 2008, 11:58:12 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 20, 2008, 11:51:52 PM

anyone know how i can make this crap stop crashing RIGHT after i login? freakin ridiculous srsly.

Haven't heard anything about that, but have you tried turning your settings all to low before logging in, in case it has something to do with loading/displaying your characters?
9457  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Lamentations Imminent! on: May 20, 2008, 07:27:20 PM

Quote from: DArtagnan on May 20, 2008, 06:30:21 PM

I wish you all a good time with AoC.

I'm personally taking a break until they get certain issues fixed - I've grown to cranky to deal with early launch problems it seems. I won't spoil it for you by going into details, so just enjoy the game - as it overall has tremendous promise and does so many things right.

Too bad, I haven't really had any issues at all.  You just wasted a free month.
9458  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Lamentations Imminent! on: May 20, 2008, 05:37:56 PM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on May 20, 2008, 03:57:50 PM

Can anyone tell me how this will run on PIV 3.6ghz, 8800gt, 2gb ram?  Thanks

Should run fine with medium or better details, I'd think.  Tweaking will probably get good framerates with some high settings.
9459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 20, 2008, 05:26:23 AM

Quote from: JayDee on May 20, 2008, 01:33:53 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 20, 2008, 12:54:21 AM

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 09:24:03 PM

the 7 most evil things you can do in GTAIV!

I think I'm gonna try #3 with Carmen, rather than just dumping her...

you know, I don't think I've seen one hooker yet to even try burning them to death....

With all of the uproar over the "services" that the hookers in the game are able to provide, I have yet to see one either.

Really?  They're all over the place at night in certain areas. 
9460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy 4 Just Hooked Me on: May 20, 2008, 05:13:57 AM
An action-filled romp with a bit of cheese is one thing, but add in a plethora of crap computer effects and then you start to lose me.
9461  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [CC] Age of Conan $39.99, Crysis $19.99, Portal $9.99 on: May 20, 2008, 04:56:12 AM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 20, 2008, 03:45:18 AM

My CircuitCity has been lame for years BUT for minor purchases like a game, I've no problem going there. Especially as I can often find surprise "sales" on other games priced at $49.99 but ringing up at $7.13  For the small stuff, I'm indifferent to poor service, no cashiers at registers, etc.

I would be unlikely to buy an HDTV from them though. Not without huge incentives.

The problem is that Circuit City often advertises things that they have very few copies of, or take them off the shelf and not even allow sales online.  They do it simply to get people in the store and make competitors (like Best Buy) match their prices.  I hate them.
9462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Car] Check Engine Light on: May 20, 2008, 12:13:00 AM

Quote from: stessier on May 19, 2008, 11:51:07 PM

Quote from: Lassr on May 19, 2008, 11:44:30 PM

Quote from: Octavious230 on May 19, 2008, 11:09:41 PM

Since I live in Jersey where pumping gas yourself is illegal this happens quite a lot. 
icon_eek saywhat

really. What's the basis for such a law?

It's insane.  I never would have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself.  Just one more reason to never live there...

Same law in Oregon.  Every time I've driven through there the attendants had to remind me about it.
9463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/19) on: May 19, 2008, 05:17:09 PM
Age of Conan!  (even though I also said that last week with the early access).

I've also got a copy of Wii Fit coming, and hopefully I can get some fun out of that.  I also bought Mega Man Powered Up [PSP] on clearance yesterday. 
9464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today I'm Getting a Physical - The Numbers are In! on: May 19, 2008, 04:57:34 PM
I much prefer to take flax seed oil pills instead of fish oil.  I've had cases where later on in the day I was belching up a horrid dead fish gas from fish oil pills, and after that I just swore them off.  

I need to find some of those mescaline grapes, though...
9465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: mp3 players on: May 19, 2008, 04:39:30 PM
Yeah, I also have a Zune and really like it.  Some friends that only had IPods checked it out when they visited a couple months ago and they even commented that they really liked the interface. 

The PC software leaves some things to be desired (a few options I would like are not there), but the most recent update has helped.  The fact that they still support the older ones with new firmware updates/features is a huge plus in my book. 
9466  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Pvp servers, how are they? on: May 19, 2008, 02:39:31 PM
I've been on a non-RP PVP server and only got ganked once.  I some others in a group who were doing a fairly good job of policing against random gankers. 

I still think the time wasted by getting randomly ganked by someone you have no chance against may just be better served on a non-PVP server.  But at least there's no fighting allowed around Tortage, and your Destiny quests are instanced for only you, so you can avoid it there.
9467  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 19, 2008, 04:49:52 AM
You want a "band you should hear"?  Check out The Black Angels.  They kick my ass.  smile
9468  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 19, 2008, 04:02:53 AM
I actually got the game to run on my crap computer.  The settings are all low and some textures are blurry, but for the most part it looks decent and runs at 15-20 fps.  Considering the specs, I'm surprised it ran at all:

Athlon XP 2600+
1Gig RAM
6600 GT 128 MB

As for the guild stronghold sieges, I thought that when a guild tries to attack the "owners" get to set a day/time for the attack that will work best for their members. 
9469  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target clearance watch - April update! on: May 19, 2008, 02:26:36 AM
I went to a different Target today and they had a ton of stuff on clearance, although most of it was the same things mentioned before. 

I did pick up a copy of Mega Man Powered Up for the PSP for $7.48, and there were a few more copies.  I was never able to find this game when it was $19.99, so for less than 8 bucks I'm more than happy!
9470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy 4 Just Hooked Me on: May 19, 2008, 02:09:42 AM
I think we're taking a field trip from work to see the mid-day showing on Friday.  Work rules!
9471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Car] Check Engine Light on: May 19, 2008, 02:05:54 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 19, 2008, 01:32:49 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 17, 2008, 08:27:16 PM

The only problem is that in certain states/counties you are required to do emissions checks for vehicle licensing, and they won't even check it if your light is on.

In CA this is an automatic fail. Many places will charge you for the full smog check anyway.

Well have you ever tried my method?  When I was in Washington and showed up for one with the light on they told me to take it to the shop up the road.  All that shop did was charge me $80 to reset it and send me right back to the emissions test.  The next time I just reset it myself by disconnecting the power and saved the money. They already have the manual checking equipment for cars that don't have the on-board emissions diagnostic. 
9472  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 18, 2008, 07:46:58 PM
Quote
And as far as paying for Early Access goes - technically your $5 went towards playing the game 3 days early, as well as playing for 10 extra days beyond your 30 day trial. Or at least that's what I thought it was.

Well, it's 10 days total.  3 days early access and 7 onto the end of your first month.  

I guess I just wish if they were taking the servers down that they would do it at 6am or something, not in the middle of the day. 
9473  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 18, 2008, 06:51:35 PM
Crap, so they apparently took the servers down again today?  I just drove to work so I could play on a good computer and find out that it will be down for another hour at least.

I understand they are "constantly upgrading and tweaking our servers to get everything ready for the big launch" and I didn't mind it so much yesterday for the first launch but now I'm getting a bit annoyed.  I paid for these early days of playing so I could get some hours in on the weekend when I have free time, not so I could sit here in the middle of the day playing the waiting game.  Hopefully they compensate with some free time at least.
9474  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 18, 2008, 06:05:47 PM
I've found the Dark Templar pretty good to solo with.  You start to get some life-leech skills and feats after a while, which can help for self-healing when fighting.  I usually have no trouble taking on 2 same-level mobs, but more than that or higher level can get deadly pretty quick.
9475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Multi-Platform Juggle (Gaming Gluttony?) on: May 18, 2008, 05:40:18 PM

Quote from: JSL on May 18, 2008, 04:48:18 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 17, 2008, 02:35:42 PM

I would like to point out that Boom Blox is the perfect type of game for this.  It's something that you can play for ten or twenty minutes before getting back to your obsession.  While it's very addictive, it hasn't taken me away from GTA IV.

I've put over an hour into some puzzles on Boom Blox. I think this has to do with my obsessive compulsive nature, but my point is that it is not a 10 to 20 minute quick fix for me.

I don't necessarily spend an hour on one puzzle, but I agree that it is not a game I can only play for 10 or 20 minutes. 
9476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 multiplayer interface needs emergency medical help on: May 18, 2008, 05:38:20 PM
"It's not that often, and he only hits me because he cares so much."  slywink
9477  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 18, 2008, 05:24:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 18, 2008, 05:16:49 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 18, 2008, 07:22:57 AM

Quote from: Mikagami on May 18, 2008, 07:01:28 AM

3 effen am.. and it seems to be hardcore lagging on the last 2 gigs...   
I'm getting ridicilous slow download speed now..

It's a torrent.  The fewer seeds the slower the speeds.  slywink

chances are they're killing the torrent as soon as they get the download complete so it doesn't eat up any of of their bandwidth as they play.

Yup.  I also found that I got better speeds by following their tips (from the 'about' page) to limit the upload to the minimum and turn the number of peers down (even though that second seems weird to me).  It more than tripled my speeds from around 110KB/s to 366 right now.  
9478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best dungeon(s) in a PC game on: May 18, 2008, 04:07:56 PM
The best dungeons are the ones you make yourself: Dungeon Keeper 2!  Tongue
9479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trackmania Nations/United Forever on: May 18, 2008, 04:07:00 PM
I really enjoyed the first Trackmania and did play the free Nations thing for a while.  If I ever catch up on all my new games I might have to pick up United Forever. 
9480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: May 18, 2008, 04:04:48 PM
Hmmm, tough choice.  I'll go with DarkEl for this round.
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