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9601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A friendly reminder about images in signatures on: December 08, 2006, 03:04:54 AM
You could always be like gellar and just insert your signature manually into each post you make. 
9602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Senior Editor of CNET and his Family go Missing on: December 08, 2006, 03:02:06 AM
An odd coincidence is that I read in the paper here this morning about a guy who was missing for two weeks and was just found alive and well in his vehicle. 
9603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you divide by zero? on: December 08, 2006, 02:37:23 AM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on December 07, 2006, 10:18:58 PM

Quote from: some dumbass reporter
Computers simply cannot divide by zero. Try it on your calculator and you'll get an error message.

And they still won't be able to. Dude didn't win teh mathematics. He just asked every coder in the world to write an "if Denominator = 0 then DisplayGreenLanternLogo" statement.

Exactly.
9604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A public service announcement for Christmas on: December 08, 2006, 02:34:20 AM
My precious thread...I should have never said anything.   icon_cry
9605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 08, 2006, 02:17:05 AM
Less like Diablo 2, and a little more like water torture.  icon_biggrin  Ok, not that bad but it does get old pretty quickly for most people.  
9606  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: NWN2 at GoGamer for $29. on: December 08, 2006, 02:04:48 AM
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (PC) is also $27.90 during this sale. 
9607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A public service announcement on: December 07, 2006, 03:44:35 PM
Yes, yes, yes.  But I was downloading videos, not accessing some archaic text message board.  I mean...

Now you're just distracting everyone from the greatness that is Chris "Christmas" Rodriguez! 
9608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A public service announcement for Christmas on: December 07, 2006, 04:53:04 AM
I'd like to take this opportunity to ask you all to do the right thing.  Do your duty.  Vote for Chris "Christmas" Rodriguez to replace Santa this year.  A vote for Chris "Christmas" Rodriguez is a vote for Christmas truth. 

I remember when I first found these videos online way back before there was YouTube or "viral" anything.  On dialup from my freshman dorm room.  That would have been '96-'97.  Awww, yeah.  Good times.  icon_biggrin

I think there were about 13 of these things, but not nearly that many are on YouTube that I can see. 
9609  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What do you do with old computers? on: December 07, 2006, 04:09:38 AM
There is a volunteer PC recycling group here in town (Free Geek) that will take computers or parts and rebuild them into usable computers and give them away to individuals or non-profit organizations.  Any parts that are broken or can't be reused are responsibly recycled.

A lot of my older parts find their way into my family's computers since even my old gamer gear is usually faster than their stuff. 
9610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Video Game Character of All Time on: December 07, 2006, 02:27:12 AM
Manny Calavera from Grim Fandango, Sam & Max from Freelance Police and I'm sure others I am forgetting. 
9611  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: It needs to stop. on: December 06, 2006, 03:49:10 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 06, 2006, 01:47:02 PM

Quote
Now lets get back to  deadhorse

If I drop a PS3 taped to the 360's Powerbrick from higher than 2 stories, I think I could slay me a KnightShade Dragon.

It would fall through the Earth and come out in China.

After having been totally immersed in "liquid, hot Mag-ma" [/dr evil]
9612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 03:43:29 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 06, 2006, 01:38:08 PM

BK will also kill you if you keep eating it.

Ah yes, the inevitable Black Screen of Heart Failure.  For realsies. 
9613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 05:11:38 AM

Quote from: warning on December 06, 2006, 04:38:02 AM

Quote from: Destructor on December 06, 2006, 04:12:06 AM

Quote from: Arkon on December 06, 2006, 01:59:46 AM

Ok sidetrack... how did you do your signature like that?

And to sidetrack again - I thought that images in sigs were a no-no.
They are a no-no.  And they need to go-go.

Sorry guys.

Well, I beat you to it.  I just didn't like that big bar in there messing up the page after my posts.

Quote from: Calvin on December 06, 2006, 04:51:24 AM

God get the stupid achievement point sigs out..make them your avatars.

If only they had Gamerpics that were as cool as my avatar.  icon_wink
9614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 04:15:01 AM

Quote from: Destructor on December 06, 2006, 04:12:06 AM

Quote from: Arkon on December 06, 2006, 01:59:46 AM

Ok sidetrack... how did you do your signature like that?

And to sidetrack again - I thought that images in sigs were a no-no. This is why images in sigs were disabled in the first place. Impressive little bit of trickery to get around it.

Yeah, I'm not sure what the dealio is with that.  I know they had disabled them quite a while ago, but at one point recently KD mentioned about upcoming changes to that policy when they do the upgrade thingy on the forums early next year or whenever.  Who knows. 
9615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - 12/03/06 Edition (VERY 56k UNSAFE!) on: December 06, 2006, 03:59:27 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 04, 2006, 01:20:51 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on December 04, 2006, 11:56:07 AM

Maybe I'm one in a million but I still prefer the 'all natural' woman.. big fake tits just don't do it for me.
Ah well, I guess I should accept change because 50 years from now all women will have plastic jelly chests..  icon_neutral


Hey now...you can't call them 'fake' tits.  Seriously, when you build a new addition onto your house you don't call it the 'fake' room.  In both cases it is simply 'property enhancement'.  slywink

Try finding a model without implants though...the 'natural' ones have about as much boob as my desk.

Obviously you have never heard of Perfect 10.  icon_smile
9616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 12/05/06 on: December 06, 2006, 03:26:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 05, 2006, 03:58:38 PM

Almost Famous 2.  Has nothing to the with the Cameron Crowe classic.



"Warren Jamez and J-Beats demonstrate their street bike skills in ALMOST FAMOUS 2. The two stunt riders bring their talents from southern California across the Mexican border into Rosarito and show everyone what they (and their bikes) can do. "

Wow. 
9617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 patch 1.03 released on: December 06, 2006, 03:21:04 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on December 05, 2006, 09:38:26 PM

Yeah, I actually agree with Kobra, there are a lot of good Euro games out there.  I remember Earth 2150 (I believe that was the first one) was a dang good experience.  Colin McRae Rally was really fun (until the evil starforce came with it), and lets not forget The Guild 2.  Indigo Prophecy was a Euro game also and got generally good marks.  Don't generalize all of Euro gaming into one clump due to a few bad games.  I could also say that EA makes all of the American games look bad too. 

Agreed on those games.  Also, Jowood published Rally Trophy (from the makers of FlatOut 1/2) and that was a pretty sweet, bug-free game. 
9618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Halo 3 Trailer on: December 06, 2006, 03:03:56 AM
Or it was just imagery of what Earth was like before this planetary war thingy. 
9619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What the Cell is going on? on: December 06, 2006, 03:02:00 AM

Quote from: Misguided on December 05, 2006, 07:22:51 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 04, 2006, 08:50:23 PM

+1

it's the next bullet-time; right after bloom.

Yup, but I think they are doing it for performance reasons, just like a lot of 360 games.

Motion-bluring is actually an after effect that has to be applied to the rendered frame and requires more processing power and memory than simply rendering a "clean" frame.  It is used to simulate the blur you would see through a camera and give a better impression of high speeds. 

And yes, it is often over used lately. 
9620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unusually Slow Xmas for me. on: December 06, 2006, 02:45:18 AM
Yay, my option is up top now!  No pickles for me, man.  No sirree. 
9621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 02:06:01 AM
Go straight to MyGamerCard.net, put in your GamerTag, select your Theme style (his is Gamebar, mine is Sig) and then hit Generate GamerCard Code.  Copy and paste the BBC code into your signature and you are good to go.

Back to the topic at hand...I've never heard of the Brown Screen.  Is that normal?
9622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 12/05/06 on: December 05, 2006, 03:53:09 PM
Yeah, there was an Almost Famous 2? 

I put Miami Vice and Pirates of the Carribean in my queue. 
9623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unusually Slow Xmas for me. on: December 05, 2006, 03:37:06 PM
Where is the "I don't like pickles" option? 

I agree about the lack of games this holiday season, Gears of War was/is about the only big one for me.  But I guess that's alright since I'm spending too much money buying things for other people as it is. 
9624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Neverwinter Nights 2 patch 1.03 released on: December 05, 2006, 05:15:02 AM
I don't even have this game but I thought you guys might be interested in this.  Apparently you can get the patch via the in-game updater and check out all the fixes and changes here.  And boy are there a lot of them. 
9625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSX games up at NA PS3 store on: December 05, 2006, 05:08:46 AM
I think it's a possible valid arguement that playing some games on a smaller screen might be a problem.  Not only will it have to be squished or cropped to fit in the widescreen format, but reading the text may be a serious problem for RPGs and such. 

Not worth dismissing out of hand, but a consideration at the least. 
9626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Halo 3 Trailer on: December 05, 2006, 04:58:07 AM
Yeah, I just rewatched it and saw why he threw the grenade-shield.  The first time I saw it things didn't register quite right, I guess. 

Still, I'm not going to get a hardon for a silly CG trailer.  I'm sick of 'em.  Use them in-game if you must (although in this day and age there is little reason to), but advertise the actual game and not some fake clip. 
9627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FlatOut 2 demo on: December 05, 2006, 03:40:13 AM
Hooray for more people checking this one out!  I'll admit I'm a fanboy for this series, but I think it is one of the best games of it's kind and about the only on the PC. 

Rumor has it (gleaned from Empire's financial reports) that they are working on a title called FlatOut: Total Carnage for the 360 (and probably PC, too).  I'm pretty excited to see what these guys can do with a next-gen system. 
9628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone get any of the Burger King 360 games? on: December 05, 2006, 03:04:29 AM
So do you have to purchase a combo meal or something to be able to get these?  I rarely pick up fast food and if I do I never buy a combo. 
9629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/4) on: December 05, 2006, 02:59:37 AM
Looks like another week of replaying old games for me.  Fable, here I come! 

D'oh, I forgot that I put in a bid on Saints Row on eBay.  Looks like I won that for $28 + shipping so I guess you can count that as what I'm buying this week. 
9630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Halo 3 Trailer on: December 05, 2006, 02:50:38 AM
So what the hell was the point of him throwing down that self-shielding grenade thing when there was no-one around and he just ran and jumped into a huge group of dudes?  What a dork. 
9631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Question: do you brush your teeth in the shower? on: December 04, 2006, 03:52:30 PM

Quote from: depward on December 04, 2006, 07:22:55 AM

... but she says they make toothbrush holders for the shower.

Are you sure those aren't razor holders?  I know a lot of people that shave in the shower, including me, but don't think I know of anybody that brushes their teeth in there. 
9632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: 4/Dec/06 on: December 04, 2006, 03:35:33 PM
I spent most of my weekend playtime with Fable: The Lost Chapters.  I had played the original when it first came out and I'm having just as much fun replaying it with the added content. 

I also spent a bit of time playing the FlatOut 2 demo, which is kind of goofy since I own it for the XBox. 
9633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance vs Gears of War - FIGHT! on: December 04, 2006, 01:27:24 AM
Cripes, I say just let it die.  Resistance looks good, Gears looks good.  Enjoy your games and shut up already!

And Hetz, you know you're just bringing this shit up again and again to antagonize people, so don't get upset when they fire back.  Act like a single-minded dork and you will reap what you sow. 
9634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Spring is going to be like Christmas! on: December 04, 2006, 01:22:56 AM

Quote from: Luke on December 04, 2006, 12:44:59 AM

And of course the requisite 360/PC stuff.  And the Wii.  I'm optimistic about MP3 and Wario Ware.  But I'm too busy with what's already available to dedicate anymore time to discussing the future.  Tired of the gaming world spending so much time looking ahead.  Enjoy what you've already got.

I agree that it's better to live in the present than always look in the future, but honestly there isn't much that has been released lately that interests me.  Certainly not the normal holiday rush.  Gears of War was great for a while and I'm still playing BF2142 a bit, but other than that I'm back playing older games like Fable and TD: Eve of Destruction again.  That's why I'm "spending so much time looking ahead".  Plus, I'll have more disposable income when not buying all sorts of holiday gifts.  
9635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - 12/03/06 Edition (VERY 56k UNSAFE!) on: December 03, 2006, 10:12:26 PM
Good golly Miss Molly!
9636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Next Spring is going to be like Christmas! on: December 03, 2006, 10:00:37 PM
With the delay of some big titles and others that are scheduled for release early next year it's looking like Christmas all over again!  Heck, it's actually looking more fleshed out than this holiday season's releases.  It's going to be extremely hard to not only afford all the games I want, but to have the time to check them out. 

Some of the ones that I'm waiting to check out on the XBox 360 (some are multi-platform):
    Lost Planet
    Crackdown
    Bioshock
    Too Human
    Forza Motorsport 2
    The Darkness
    Assassin's Creed
    John Woo's Stranglehold
    Shadowrun
    Fusion Frenzy 2 (ok, not so much  icon_smile)

and for the PC:
    WoW: Burning Crusade
    Supreme Commander
    Half-Life 2: Episode 2 (w/ Portal and TF2)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Then there are the 360 RPGs like Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, but I'm not even going to pretend they will make it out on time (and I'll admit that they don't really turn my crank).  Who knows if all of the others will hit their releases in the next few months or if they will fully live up to their potential, but if things turn out even near as well as they look it will be a boon for gamers! 

disclaimer: I only own an XBox 360 so far for this generation, so that's mostly what I'm excited about.  I'm not trying to dismiss the other consoles or anything, feel free to discuss those here, too. 
9637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Generosity or content desperation? You decide. on: December 03, 2006, 06:33:05 PM
Already covered
9638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [X360] EA eats crow! on: December 03, 2006, 01:22:06 AM

Quote from: rrmorton on December 03, 2006, 01:12:17 AM


This guy.

Tripod 0wnz joo!
9639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FlatOut 2 demo on: December 03, 2006, 12:56:47 AM
There is finally a demo out for FlatOut 2 and you can grab it at 3D Gamers.  The demo contains 3 cars (a derby junker, a 4x4 pickup and a slick street car) that you can use on 2 race tracks or 1 demo derby arena.  There is also one of the ragdoll minigames (darts) with it's own special car...my least favorite part of the game since I suck at them, but some people pretty much only played these.   No multiplayer in the demo, but the full game has it.

Surprisingly it runs quite well on my aging puter and still looks beautiful.  I love me some destructible chaos! 
9640  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Buy one dvd box set, get one free (Deep Discount DVD) on: December 02, 2006, 10:43:09 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 02, 2006, 03:46:42 PM

Not getting me with this one...I don't buy TV shows (except Firefly)

Well, it's not all TV shows.  They have some other stuff like the Die Hards, Clint Eastwood's The Man With No Name Trilogy, Mel Brooks collection, Rocky, etc.
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