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921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow.. what a haircut on: December 20, 2004, 10:06:53 PM
Damn man!  If you ever need a stunt double with this girl.....let me know!
922  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Terrell Owens out for playoffs on: December 20, 2004, 10:05:00 PM
Shit, no new celebrations until next year.   :x
923  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Good, quality PSU recommendations? on: December 20, 2004, 03:22:03 PM
Another vote for Antec.  Good service too.  I had one go out on me 5 years ago.  They overnighted a new PS and I didn't even have to send the old one back.
924  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your anticipated games of 2005 on: December 20, 2004, 03:18:47 PM
F.E.A.R. and the little scary tramp from The Ring.
925  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Are You Done With Your Christmas Shopping??? on: December 20, 2004, 03:17:23 PM
Done and in the bag.  Finished this past Thursday.
926  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Holy Crap! Half-Life 2 Done Quick! on: December 20, 2004, 12:23:56 AM
They have the entire 3 hour video at Gamershell.  This covers the whole game from start to finish.
927  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Car Tires are way too damn expensive. on: December 19, 2004, 03:07:59 PM
Rich, let me guess......

you got all that info from page 20 of the Jan 2005 Popular Science mag.    :lol:
928  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GOAT of the Year Voting: Console edition on: December 17, 2004, 08:03:10 PM
Another nod at MVP Baseball.  Atrocious.
929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Shut up! It IS time to reveal your GOTY on: December 17, 2004, 08:01:40 PM
ESPN NFL 2k5
930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 15, 2004, 05:38:50 PM
8 billion dollars!  :shock:

Where in the hell does all that money go?
931  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / damn Newegg and thier ram on: December 15, 2004, 03:25:17 AM
They may have a warehouse or reseller that does drop ship in NJ.
932  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Back to nVidia I go... (6600 GT AGP) **Now with impressions* on: December 15, 2004, 03:22:36 AM
Thanks guys.....I'll just wait for the next generation to come out next year.
933  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 14, 2004, 03:20:31 PM
No Fox.....I wouldn't feel the same way if Sega/VC got the deal.  I would be happy.
934  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 14, 2004, 02:24:18 PM
Everyone pissed about this just should NOT buy a copy of Madden next year, or any EA Sports game.  I'm not buying this or NCAA next year.
935  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 14, 2004, 02:02:05 AM
This news is total fucking bullshit.
936  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 13, 2004, 06:30:56 PM
Jesus, Purge.  I quit this discussion.  It was simply my opinion, nothing more.  I really don't need my posts dissected to the nth degree, pointing out what I should have said and should have meant.
937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How old are you? on: December 12, 2004, 03:50:08 PM
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938  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Back to nVidia I go... (6600 GT AGP) **Now with impressions* on: December 12, 2004, 03:39:09 PM
Would you guys upgrade to this from a 9800PRO?  I'm thinking it might be worth it, especially since it won't cost much out of my pocket if I sell the 9800PRO on Ebay.
939  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 a second time and with more gravity! **spoilers** on: December 12, 2004, 03:35:35 PM
All codes take up residence here:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2/hints.html

Have fun....
940  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 11, 2004, 07:13:58 PM
I give up.  You win.   My four points were strictly my opinion and nothing more.
941  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 11, 2004, 02:28:49 PM
LE, I love how you tell people that they are "wrong", as if you were the defining voice in computer gaming. :roll:

Those 4 points illustrated why "I" didn't like it.  Sorry, but someone's opinion can't be wrong.
942  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 10, 2004, 11:27:02 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"

It's because those who don't like it feel compelled to overreact in their dislike for it to be cool and edgy.  In addition, they fail to provide objective complaints about the game, or if they do, the complaints are irrelevant or flat out wrong.


Please do not group everyone that doesn't like HL2 into this characterization.  Lord knows I don't need to be "cool or edgy".

I didn't like it because:

1.  The game WAS on rails.  No open-endedness at all.
2.  The Combine AI WAS boring, uninspired, and predictable.  A true step down from HL1's Marines.
3.  The story just did not drive me forward like HL1, NOLF1, or even Tron 2.0.
4.  Steam sucked....not for everyone, but for a LOT of people that bought the game at retail and couldn't play the damn thing when they got home.

Do I think the game had great graphics, characters, and physics?  Hell yeah.  But they alone do not make a killer experience.
943  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / damn Newegg and thier ram on: December 10, 2004, 09:49:46 PM
Why did they want to charge you tax, especially with you in TN?
944  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 10, 2004, 09:39:15 PM
Quote from: "JeffG"

Honestly, this is just my opinion, but if you play games and don’t like Half Life 2, you should probably pick a new hobby.


This is probably one of the most absurd, elitist statements I've ever read, even if it is your opinion.  So the entire "hobby" of computer gaming is based on HL2?  A person's liking of HL2 is now the benchmark of keeping computer gaming as a hobby?  ALL the other games out there are now damned to hell and don't "count" towards an individual considering themselves a gaming hobbyist?  Ridiculous.
945  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 10, 2004, 07:59:39 PM
I also thought HL2 was a disappointment.  It's high on his list of disappointments because the expectations were higher for it than say......Catwoman.  It doesn't mean those listed below were actually better.
946  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ok so how do I play HL2 if the comp has no internet? on: December 09, 2004, 09:38:59 PM
Quote from: "Laner"
Quote from: "corruptrelic"

If you haven't had the game for that long, perhaps you could try returning it to the store? Let me know you can't even play the game because it requires an internet connection which you don't have. Tell them you were mislead by the box.


Which would be a lie, as it clearly states on the box "Internet Connection Required".  Not "recommended", but "required".


I totally agree with you, but honestly....who the hell reads that anyway?
947  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sportsman of the year...Peyton Man... on: December 08, 2004, 06:20:21 PM
"But I have a sister who is a single mom who works two jobs and is in nursing school. I couldn't do that. I am so proud of her. That's someone to admire."

Uh Tom.....maybe you could throw her some scratch so she doesn't have to work two jobs.
948  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Charlie Brown Christmas allways gets me... on: December 08, 2004, 06:06:51 PM
Yep, that was one of my favorite shows.  The Slestaks scared the piss out of me.

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters rocked too.
949  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / I got Battle For Middle Earth for only $20! on: December 08, 2004, 06:01:23 PM
Mine shipped for 19.99.  The price was 14.99 + 5.00 shipping.
950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Red Alert3... on: December 08, 2004, 05:57:10 PM
She could go all "Tanya" on my ass anyday.
951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Charlie Brown Christmas allways gets me... on: December 08, 2004, 03:05:28 AM
It's not the same without the word "SPECIAL" rotating into view right before the episode starts.  I miss that CBS!
952  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 2004 Game of the Year on: December 08, 2004, 01:26:50 AM
I'd have to say FarCry for it's graphics and open-endedness.
953  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Red Alert3... on: December 07, 2004, 02:46:29 AM
No shit.  

Damn, I just pray to Jesus that Kari Wuhrer is in it.
954  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So ah... there's some Star Wars game comin out tomorrow... on: December 07, 2004, 02:45:39 AM
I'm waiting for the PC version in Feb.
955  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [HL2] Damn how long does it take to decrypt the game files? on: December 07, 2004, 02:40:15 AM
Yep, all about normal.  Mine was also in the 15-20 minute range.
956  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Vampire: Bloodlines gogamer.com $32.90 11 hours left on: December 04, 2004, 02:13:50 PM
Seems like most of the reviews and opinions out there make this a 19.99 game.
957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / BOO! Ty Willingham fired from Notre Dame on: December 01, 2004, 03:18:51 AM
ND needs to join a conference and soon.
958  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the Year so far? (PC edition) on: November 30, 2004, 11:19:28 PM
Another vote for Doom 3.
959  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sad state of MNF on: November 30, 2004, 03:46:31 PM
The longstanding trio of Michaels, Gifford, and Dierdorf was awesome in my book.
960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Another post-partum tragedy on: November 23, 2004, 08:18:51 PM
Ditto.  I have a 3 month old and could not imagine having that happen to her.  How anyone can hurt their child is beyond me.
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