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9521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever wondered what is your true faith ? on: February 01, 2007, 03:41:07 AM
Here's my top 10.  Even though I had never heard of Secular Humanism I guess it sounds like it lines up with most of my beliefs.  I have no idea how Quaker, Protestant or anything else can come above Nontheist, but whatever. 

1.  Secular Humanism (100%) 
2.  Unitarian Universalism (99%) 
3.  Liberal Quakers (87%) 
4.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%) 
5.  Nontheist (72%) 
6.  Theravada Buddhism (69%) 
7.  Neo-Pagan (66%) 
8.  Bahá'í Faith (52%) 
9.  New Age (51%) 
10.  Taoism (47%) 
 
Mine worked fine from IE, but I had to hit the final Submit button twice before it would give my results. 
9522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 25 Signs you have grown up on: February 01, 2007, 03:37:34 AM
I think the real sign you have grown up is that you still wake up at 7:30 on a Saturday morning when you don't want to because that's when your alarm normally goes off and you just can't get back to sleep. 
9523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: February 01, 2007, 03:26:09 AM

Quote from: Ragnarok on February 01, 2007, 02:30:16 AM

Radiohead is a staple for me.

I've been listening to The Black Keys lately too.  Good stuff.

I really like The Black Keys, also, but I think I am liking each new album a little less than the last.  They are going from a really raw sound to leaning towards a more refined blues that I'm not as big a fan of. 
9524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Ten New Titles Approach the Xbox Live Arcade Horizon on: January 31, 2007, 03:19:05 AM
Monster Truck Madness!  Get on that!  slywink 

Seriously, I kind of enjoyed those as brainless off-road games back then.  Or the demos, at least.  Now that you have titles like MX vs ATV Unleashed that have monster trucks and so much more it just makes them seem that much more anitquated. 
9525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hell Yeah, Godzilla Unleashed (Wii,DS,PSP) on: January 31, 2007, 03:14:51 AM
Why can't it come out for one of the platforms that I actually own?  Curses, foiled again.
9526  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 31, 2007, 03:12:01 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on January 30, 2007, 07:18:46 PM

The latest cd upgrade from cassette for me was Christopher Cross and hisRide like the wind.

Kris Kross will make you jump, Jump!
9527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Postal: The Trailer on: January 31, 2007, 03:07:34 AM
That looks like such a terrible, cheaply made, poorly acted movie that it just might find itself a cult audience.  But not me.
9528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Ten New Titles Approach the Xbox Live Arcade Horizon on: January 31, 2007, 02:09:25 AM
My only problem is that of these 10 games that we are expected to be excited about, and likely won't see for months, only one of them is a new title: Battle of the Bugs.  I'm sure I will get Worms and maybe Alien Hominid if it itsn't obscenely priced, but if this is the big guns they are bringing out then it seems weak to me.  

As for Nintendo's releases every week, it is impressive that they can keep that rate up, but those games are straight emulations (first-party for the most part) and they do not have any added functionality (multiplayer, Live Awareness, etc) nor do they feature enhanced graphics or sound.  
9529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 05:45:39 AM
I'm enjoying the newest band/project from Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz): The Good, The Bad and the Queen

9530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 30, 2007, 03:26:28 AM
Well, I added you guys to see if any of us have similar tastes and Nth Power and CrayolaSmoker hit over 80% similartity and DarkEL was up at 75%. 

So, if anybody wants to add me: http://www.netflix.com/BeMyFriend/Pba2gI2VCO6ztkUFaaX2

Also, if you want to keep people straight, go into your Preferences on the Friends tab and Modify their names.  I just put in everybody's forum tag and then kept their first names for reference (not enough room for last names).
9531  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Windows Vista on: January 30, 2007, 03:00:52 AM

Quote from: Speaker2Animals on January 30, 2007, 01:52:41 AM

Somewhat related, no "clean installs" for the Upgrade Editions either (vista upgrades needs to go down over an existing qualifying (XP or 2000) install, not just do qualifying media check like as before).  This one is the particular bother for me, I like clean installs.

Apparently this is not true.  From this thread

Quote
This is exactly right.  If you start an upgrade from a running copy of Windows 2000 or later, you'll have a couple of options.  You'll be able to do an in-place upgrade maintaining your apps/settings, do a clean install while wiping the partition, or do a clean install to a new partition.

The way the upgrade and retail SKUs differ is if you boot setup from the DVD - in the upgrade SKU, it'll check for a qualifying version of Windows before proceeding.  In the retail version, it doesn't care.  However, if you boot setup from the DVD, you can't do an in-place upgrade (in either case).
9532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LttP: Godzilla Destroy all Monsters on: January 30, 2007, 02:42:54 AM
That reminds me, now that I have a PS2 I need to go find a used copy of War of the Monsters.  I have both of the Godzilla games and enjoyed them, but I couldn't really ever get my friends to play them with me.  I need new friends.
9533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which lesser known platformer should I get? (current gen) on: January 30, 2007, 02:35:56 AM
Sphynx, Voodoo Vince, and I-Ninja were all fun.  For some reason Conker didn't compell me to finish it, but other people seem to like it.  I even played a couple of the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger ones and they were pretty good for knock-offs. 
9534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Anthrax] Scott Ian is no Guitar Hero on: January 30, 2007, 02:29:34 AM
"You're gonna have to write easier songs...20 years ago."
9535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: January 29, 2007, 03:40:03 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 29, 2007, 01:38:18 PM

Why am I reminded of Jumangi?  Strange...

Well at least this one doesn't have Robin Williams!  smile
9536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 29/Jan/07 on: January 29, 2007, 03:35:14 PM
I was STILL unsuccessful in getting the Crackdown demo to download.  frown  So instead I played a whole lot of a certain MMO beta that was in Stress Test this weekend and enjoyed that. 
9537  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 28, 2007, 04:54:06 AM
If there were an MMO coming out in the next few months, one of the features that would be pretty cool would be Accomplishments that gave you new titles (useless, but kinda neat) and unlocked traits and such depending on what you do.  It's almost like the MMO equivalent of Achievements, except with a purpose.  You know, hypothetically.  slywink
9538  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 28, 2007, 12:08:42 AM
Well the only info I can seem to get in the normal forums is "beta testers should only post information about the game in the beta forums, the address of which has been emailed to you with your invitation".  Unfortunately that information was not in the Stress Test invite I got. 
9539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 27, 2007, 11:32:06 PM
Is there a way to check out and compare somebody elses ratings and such before befriending them?  I don't really want to add somebody and then see that we don't have the same tastes and then delete them. 
9540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: January 27, 2007, 11:29:18 PM
Surprisingly, that does look like it has potential. 
9541  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 27, 2007, 11:06:09 PM
So far I am having a pretty good time with this one.  I've played a couple melee classes up to level 9 and 5.  Considering it will be another three months before this is released I am impressed with it. 

I had some more comments in there, but I don't know what details of the NDA are.  I can't find those details online and they didn't even tell me where the beta forums are so I'm wondering if it has been lifted or they just aren't applying it to Stress Test people or what.  Daehawk, do you know where I can find those details?
9542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What will you buy from XBLA with out thinking twice on: January 27, 2007, 06:33:39 PM
Probably the Worms translation because those were awesome games.  Maybe Super Off-Road if it ever makes it there in good form.  Honestly I'd be more interested in original or new updated games than old ports, so it's hard to say for any of those "without thinking twice".  Thank goodness for mandatory demos. 

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 27, 2007, 05:21:51 PM

Guitar Hero 2 tracks.  There is no resisting....

Cheater, that's Marketplace stuff, not Arcade.  slywink
9543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does Memory Foam... stink? on: January 27, 2007, 03:28:45 PM
Haha, welcome to the forums, KiloOhm!  I've never..."used" a foam mattress so unfortunatly I can't help you with that one.  smile
9544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Price... INCREASE? on: January 27, 2007, 03:25:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 27, 2007, 03:19:29 PM

15% + sales tax rates?  eek  and people complain about the 6.75% we have here.  Does that mean you guys pay less income taxes (or whatever the equivalent of those would be up there/over the pond)?

Well, they have other benefits like socialized medicine and such that are probably payed for by taxes like that.   
9545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 26/Jan/06 on: January 27, 2007, 02:08:49 AM
I'll be giving the Lord of the Rings Online stress test a try or two, as well as trying to make some more progress in Ratchet & Clank and possibly a bit more of God of War if it doesn't keep annoying me.  I would most certainly be playing the Crackdown demo if I could ever get it to download, but it continues to defy me.  Curses!
9546  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 26, 2007, 03:48:32 PM
I'm sure part of the night will be spent in queues or lagged in game, but I'm still excited to get a chance to see this one.  They have put out surprisingly little media (video, screenshots) or details of gameplay and I want to see the different races and characters and everything.  I noticed on their preorder site it says "Play as a monster", which would be pretty cool.  Uruk-hai ftw!  slywink
9547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unreal Tournament 2007 now UT3 [PC, PS3 and 360!] on: January 26, 2007, 06:01:35 AM
Yeah, I know it's been rumored for 360 for quite a while but this is finally confirmation.  What I think is silly is calling it Unreal Tournament 3 when it is the fourth in the series.  Of course, the fact that it is getting constantly delayed probably plays a part in that.  Plus, I don't know anybody who was a fan of naming them 200X and dreaded the yearly Madden-esque releases when they first started that.   

This is one that would be a no-brainer for me to get on the PC given the mouse/keyboard control scheme and mod-ability, but I'm sure my computer won't be able to play it when it finally comes out so it will probably have to be a 360 purchase.   icon_confused
9548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Unreal Tournament 2007 now UT3 [PC, PS3 and 360!] on: January 26, 2007, 03:55:29 AM
Well, I jammed most of the details into the title, so I'll just reiterate.  Apparently Unreal Tournament 2007 is now being called Unreal Tournament 3 (did they disown 2003?).  The reason I put it in Console Games is that it has also been announced to be coming for the XBox 360 as well as the previously announced PC and PS3.  You can see a new trailer at that IGN link (and hopefully a local copy here at GT soon). 

No word on whether the 360 version will do any sort of multiplatforming or only on XBox Live.  Or maybe some sort of Windows/XBox Live and a separate Windows/PS3 open-format? 
9549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2007 (Keep It Updated) on: January 26, 2007, 03:42:00 AM
Updated my list.  Anyone else?
9550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GoW sells out... in Japan!! on: January 25, 2007, 04:45:18 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 25, 2007, 04:13:38 AM

So they sold out 10,000 copies? Good but hardly fantastic if accurate.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Stay on topic here, buddy!   rules
9551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tag - what's yours mean? on: January 25, 2007, 03:54:07 AM
Well, I guess it came from multiple things.  There's an old Roger Miller song called "Engine Engine #9" that I used to hear from my Dad's record player when I was a young'un.  Deftones also have an awesome song called "Engine #9" on their first album, and of course there are numerous children's rhymes using that line (Engine, engine number nine, coming down the railroad line...).  Then there is the Beatles' famous Revolution 9, from which I loved to quote "Number nine?  Number nine?"

Anyway, about the time of playing Half-Life online I started using that name because it was just a sort of faceless/nameless tag and I have continued to use it (although I wouldn't mind a change).
9552  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 25, 2007, 03:21:54 AM
I just got my invite to the beta for the stress test starting this weekend, and I'm about 15% downloaded.  I'm surprised that it's only 2.77 GB, but I'm sure the install will bulk that up a bit.
9553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EBGames going away. on: January 25, 2007, 03:08:37 AM
I am not a fan of GameStop by any stretch of the imagination, but I have also had some less than stellar experiences at Best Buy so I wouldn't give them the halo and wings either.
9554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown Demo Impressions on: January 25, 2007, 02:28:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 24, 2007, 04:34:28 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 24, 2007, 03:45:43 PM

I still can't get the damn thing to download!  Every time it just sits at 1% until it eventually craps out.  I've started and restarted and cancelled and rebooted and everything else a couple dozen times and it still won't work.  Why do they hate me?  Why?

have you gone to the setup blade, checked the memory option and made sure it's not still on your HD?  It may show up as 'unknown game' or something like that.

Yeah, it shows it there with the exclamation sign instead of the game logo and calls it "unfinished game download cache" or something.  Of course it has it at 1.2 GB, but it sets that much aside as soon as you start downloading.  I've deleted that and retried a few times and still can't get beyond 1% (which it usually starts at, although a couple times it has started at 0%).  I even went and downloaded the Battles of Midway demo just to make sure something hadn't gone totally wonky.  This was a game I was seriously looking forward to and now I'm just frustrated and pissed off.  frown
9555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown Demo Impressions on: January 24, 2007, 03:45:43 PM
I still can't get the damn thing to download!  Every time it just sits at 1% until it eventually craps out.  I've started and restarted and cancelled and rebooted and everything else a couple dozen times and it still won't work.  Why do they hate me?  Why?
9556  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW: Burning Crusade sells 2.4 million in ONE day on: January 24, 2007, 06:00:09 AM
Pardon me if this was posted in one of the other WoW:BC threads, but I thought it was worth noting.  Apparently Blizzard has shipped over 4 million copies of the expansion and sold 2.4 million of those in the first freaking day!  These are world-wide totals (almost 1.2 million in North America and more than 1.1 million in Europe), but still that is an incredible amount of sales for one day.  That kind of success calls for one thing... MONEY HATS! 
9557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown Demo Impressions on: January 24, 2007, 03:45:39 AM
unjoyed?  Is that a word?  Tongue
9558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 01/23/06 on: January 24, 2007, 03:41:50 AM
This Film Not Yet Rated and Sherrybaby are in the queue.  I saw The Puffy Chair 3 or 4 weeks ago...but I think that was because it was produced by Netflix so maybe they got it early.  Odd, anyway.
9559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And the 79th Oscar Nominations are... on: January 24, 2007, 03:35:52 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 24, 2007, 02:16:36 AM

If anybody here's going to write off Little Miss Sunshine because it isn't "manly" enough or that it's a "chick-flick", you're moronic and obviously haven't seen the best movie of 2006.

Word.
9560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Semaj goes on a crime spree on: January 24, 2007, 03:19:48 AM
This was the same kid that bypassed airport security, got somebody else's boarding pass and flew his dumb ass to Phoenix and then San Antonio before getting picked up by the authorities when he tried to get another boarding pass to Dallas.  Yeah, airport security is just that good. 
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