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9681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sign the Hellgate anti subscription petition on: November 10, 2007, 05:33:38 PM
After having some people already pay for a $150 lifetime subscription I can't see there being any way that they would go back to a non-subscription model.  Maybe 6 months or a year ago it could have had a tiny chance, but now that it's out and people have bought the game and subscribed it just won't work.  Might as well try to piss up a rope. 
9682  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Only in America.... on: November 10, 2007, 04:10:00 AM
And it's on the cover of Ebony, no less. 
9683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need advice..Must have 360 games on: November 09, 2007, 05:35:24 PM
I can understand wanting to save the money, but if you spend the extra $70 for the Premium you save $30 over buying a HD later and can quickly turn around and sell those two games and make up most of the difference.  GameStop has a deal where you trade two games in at the same time and get $10 extra.  Worth considering. 

I would second the vote for Crackdown.  I had a ton of fun with that game.  Of course you can probably spend a couple weeks just playing free demos, too. 
9684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Poll: Best Shooter on the XBOX 360 on: November 09, 2007, 05:29:22 PM
9685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kane & Lynch on: November 09, 2007, 04:42:46 PM
Maybe it's just my love for heist flicks (especially Heat), but I really want this one to be great.  That video certainly didn't improve my opinion of the game, but there are times when I root for the underdog and really enjoy a game despite things like bad acting/script work.
9686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 9/Nov/07 on: November 09, 2007, 04:15:26 PM
I've got The Simpsons Game to finish up on my 360, HL2: Episode 2 and Team Fortress 2 to play on my PC, and I've been enjoying some Dungeon Siege on my PSP.  Then there's all the other games from the last couple months that I still haven't finished...
9687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Privy Prop on: November 09, 2007, 04:31:02 AM

Quote from: shaggydoug on November 08, 2007, 05:30:26 PM

So....Ladies.  I've never understood this.   Do you not look at the toilet seat before you sit down?   I understand the asthetic quality of leaving the seat and lid down.  But I don't get the idea of someone falling in.

- shaggy

I have to agree.  Obviously men are capable of checking whether the seat is down when they need to take a seat, I'm not sure why it's so hard for some women. 

I grew up sharing a bathroom with an older sister, though, so I quickly learned it is better to just put the seat down than to argue about it.  It took a couple years of living on my own before I finally broke the habit of automatically putting it down again. 
9688  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Writers Guild Strike Notes on: November 09, 2007, 04:27:38 AM
The only new show I've watched this season is Pushing Dasies, but I have enjoyed it.  I'd like to see it continue. 
9689  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stand-up comedy on: November 09, 2007, 04:13:03 AM
Yeah, I love Steven Wright.  His new album is up on EMusic so I've downloaded about half of it and I'm waiting for next month to get the rest (only had 6 songs left for the month when I found it).

Mitch Hedberg was also pretty good with his unique delivery.  Too bad he went and died. 
9690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone bought or tried out any of the gaming chairs? on: November 08, 2007, 05:19:52 PM
We used to have a couple of those little floor rockers in my parents' basement years ago when I still lived there.  Ours didn't have sound or anything, but they were very comfortable and my stepbrother and I spent many hours gaming in them.  I also rocked over my fingers numerous times because I'm a dumbass. 
9691  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Writers Guild Strike Notes on: November 08, 2007, 08:18:24 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on November 08, 2007, 05:00:22 AM

Someone should put together a website called "My Four Cents" where people can contribute to the WGA's fund or however it's arranged ... 4 for every DVD disc they own. I'd cough up my few bucks. It could be a good show of support to the lousy studio suits.

I was thinking the same thing and I would contribute a couple bucks.  Obviously not everyone would feel like contributing, and you'd have to give more than 4 cents just to cover processing fees, but even if people only gave a couple dollars I'm sure it would add up quickly.  At least cover some legal costs or something. 
9692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Assassin's Creed thread - brought to you by Jade Raymond on: November 08, 2007, 04:44:46 AM
She's not even the producer, she's a producer.  They have several.  She's a pretty face that they decided to be their public face for the game.  I'm sure the other 150 people working on the game are happy that you think she is "making what looks to be a great game" so they can slack off.  
9693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Half Life 1 and 2 in 60 seconds on: November 08, 2007, 04:17:06 AM
Yeah, that about sums up what I got out of the HL story. 
9694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]2.0 update tomorrow(thursday) on: November 07, 2007, 05:47:44 PM
I think the idea of remote play on the PSP is absolutely awesome, but I question how games that fully utilize the PS3 controller can be controlled on the PSP without the second stick and shoulder buttons.  I really hope they can get some cool things going over that, though.  At the very least it might be a great way to play the PSNetwork downloadable games or something. 
9695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Plush Weighted Companion Cube in stores for Xmas on: November 07, 2007, 04:57:49 PM
Obviously he didn't get the memo that the fad was going to be short-lived. 
9696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ratchet and Clank Release Impressions - with bug info (And Ron's Review!) on: November 07, 2007, 04:55:48 PM
To return a game all you would have to do is tell them that it won't work and you would like a new copy.  Then you return the new copy for a refund.  Simple as pie. 
9697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (Hellgate: London) Who's in? on: November 07, 2007, 03:48:36 PM
An interview with Bill Roper that partially addresses some of the concerns/problems people have with the game.   Or talks around them, at least.
9698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most Anticipated Game for 2008? on: November 07, 2007, 03:08:06 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 07, 2007, 02:11:03 PM

I'm kinda stoked for Burnout Paradise.

I forgot about that one.  I just hope that the open-world doesn't totally kill the Burnout vibe.  It doesn't seem like a natural extension of the series to me.
9699  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free Episode 4 on Steam on: November 07, 2007, 11:48:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 07, 2007, 09:10:30 AM

wouldn't it have made more sense for them to do episode 1?

Probably, but they're not extremely linked between episodes, and they got better after the first few.  I think they just wanted to showcase the higher quality stuff to represent what they accomplished in the first season and what will be in the upcoming second one. 
9700  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Already that time of the year on: November 07, 2007, 08:31:59 AM
In general I don't consider it the "holiday season" until Thanksgiving and after.  However, since I have to send a lot of my gifts over the border (and through customs) into Canadialand for my sister's family, I usually have to finish most of my gift shopping by the end of November anyway. 

9701  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PC/360/PSP FS/FT Updated 11/3 on: November 07, 2007, 08:26:08 AM
Fine, if you are going to force me to do it.  Ratchet & Clank if you please, my good man. 
9702  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free Episode 4 on Steam on: November 07, 2007, 08:24:11 AM
Do it.  You know you want to.  It's good stuff. 
9703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most Anticipated Game for 2008? on: November 07, 2007, 04:27:04 AM

Quote from: Misguided on November 07, 2007, 04:20:31 AM one has mentioned Fracture. This surprises me.

Because everything I've seen of Fracture makes it look like a mediocre game with a not so great unique selling point.  I'd be surprised if it gets much notice at all. 
9704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hawaiian Pizza on: November 07, 2007, 03:47:26 AM
I'm actually partial to pepperoni and pineapple. 
9705  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free Trial Xbox Live Codes? on: November 06, 2007, 04:08:14 PM
The last time I was in Blockbuster they had a deal where you could just ask at the front counter for a free 48 hour Live trial card. 
9706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most Anticipated Game for 2008? on: November 06, 2007, 07:46:10 AM
I'm not sure what would be my most anticipated title and I don't even know the full list, but here's a few I'm looking forward to: 

Grand Theft Auto IV
Mercenaries 2
Just Cause 2
Alan Wake
Too Human
Viking: Battle for Asgard
Far Cry 2
9707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: *Sigh* CCNA....again....and again....and again on: November 06, 2007, 07:29:55 AM
Best of luck to ya!
9708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you buy a Google Phone? on: November 06, 2007, 01:39:09 AM
So is it going to be full of ads to support them or what?  I can't see how you can spend three years developing a mobile OS and then give it away for free and expect to make money unless you do something like that. 
9709  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Eagles on: November 06, 2007, 01:35:54 AM
"Come on, man. I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!" - The Dude
9710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What did you play this past weekend? (11/5 edition) on: November 05, 2007, 03:49:32 PM
I played several hours of The Simpsons Game on my 360.  Despite some mediocre gameplay mechanics, I am compelled to play because of it's classic Simpsons humor and satirical levels.  

I also played some 360 demos: Virtua Fighter 5 (not really my bag, but I didn't give it much time to learn) and Scene It (maybe if I had more occasions to play it than once a year).
9711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/5) (The real post) on: November 05, 2007, 02:30:13 PM
I'd be interested in Viva Pinata for the PC if it includes the ability to change the speed of the game.  I can imagine that the mouse interface would greatly help, too.  

I might pick up Call of Duty 4 for the 360, but I want to try a single player demo first.  
9712  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free EGM and GoW on: November 05, 2007, 07:40:07 AM
Hooray for free magazines!
9713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HD-DVD for 200 bucks. on: November 04, 2007, 09:17:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 04, 2007, 09:05:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 04, 2007, 07:59:25 PM

I caved and bought the HD-DVD add-on for the 360.  Since it now comes with the Season 1 Heroes HDDVD along with the 5 titles I couldn't resist.

that's a regular deal now?  oh so tempting....

It's actually $165 with Heroes, King Kong and remote with free shipping at, but it says the deal ends today (11/4/07).  Had I not bought so many new "toys" in the last couple months I would probably jump on it, but games take priority for this season.
9714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher on: November 04, 2007, 08:16:10 PM
So how does this game perform?  Is it pretty system taxing or does it scale well to older hardware?
9715  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $25 TRU gift card when you buy Mario Galaxy on: November 04, 2007, 05:19:51 PM
D'oh, you're right.  It was Mario & Sonic Olympics I saw in this ad, not Mario Galaxy.  I still can't believe that they would give out $25 for a game that will likely sell tons anyway.
9716  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $25 TRU gift card when you buy Mario Galaxy on: November 04, 2007, 04:36:36 PM
This seems too good to be true, and I just checked my local weekly ad and this deal is not in it.  Mario Galaxy is listed at normal price of $49.99 and the only giftcard deal is a $10 GC if you buy $75 in total. 
9717  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Start-up sequence questions? on: November 04, 2007, 03:54:36 PM
As far as I know both programs allow you to disable starting with Windows within themselves.  For Steam just go to File->Settings then the Interface tab and unclick "Run Steam when Windows starts".  There is something very similar from within Messenger (in the Preferences or something) but I don't have it installed to tell you exactly where it is. 
9718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassins Creed New Video on: November 04, 2007, 03:37:09 PM
They haven't revealed any details on the whole main story, but they've been "slipping" small things here and there with some modern/futuristic tech stuff and mentions of genetic memory. 

As an aside, Jade Raymond may be attractive but she sucks at talking about the game.
9719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Music for warning - suggestions please! on: November 04, 2007, 08:26:21 AM
So how are you liking the Marketplace subscription thing, warning?  Do you think it's going to be something that you continue?

For me it seemed like it would be really cool for a little bit to fill up my Zune, but after that I don't know that there would be enough new music for me to want to keep it up.  Also, I would like to own any albums that I really like so I can listen to them anytime and not lose them if I unsubscribe. 
9720  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Pretty good game rental deal at Hollywood Video on: November 04, 2007, 08:13:15 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 04, 2007, 03:29:46 AM

Game rentals are $7.50 these days?? geebus! I have'nt rented a game since 1994...back when they were $2 a week.

Yeah, game rentals are expensive these days.  If I rent I get them at Blockbuster because you effectively get them for two weeks since they have their "No late fees" thing that gives you two weeks until you will be charged for the full game (and then credited it back minus a restocking fee if you return it). 
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