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8441  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 24, 2008, 11:45:34 AM

Quote from: Purge on June 23, 2008, 04:30:59 PM

I can has new page?

If you didn't imbed them all tiny-like you'd get a new page more quickly... I'm just sayin
8442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 08:32:41 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2008, 08:09:44 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 23, 2008, 08:06:01 PM

oh, apparently pushing up on the dpad uploads a screenshot.  to where I have no idea

Yeah, I was thinking, "shouldn't we be able to see other people's stats?" Similar to Halo 3. Perhaps that bit isn't online yet.

Not sure what you are talking about, you CAN see other peoples stats just fine. Once they have linked their BF account to thier xbox tag, you just go look at their stats.

8443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 08:06:01 PM
oh, apparently pushing up on the dpad uploads a screenshot.  to where I have no idea

edit: odd, my online stats are laggin pretty far behind my in-game stats.
8444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 08:05:27 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 23, 2008, 08:00:20 PM

lol, Hark's already level 8 with at least 5 dog tags collected.  Guess the ranked servers are working again.

Heh, took me about an hour to try out all the new guns and stuff and get into a groove.  Now I'm kicking some noob ass slywink

2 more unlocks and I'll have all that I really care to have.
8445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 06:53:51 PM
And so it begins... I thought it would wait until tomorrow frown

Starting to get booted in the middle of games pretty close to every round now.
8446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 06:15:31 PM
I'd suggest to anyone that you start off playing multiplayer then when the inevitable server lag comes in, take some time off to do single player while they figure out how to smooth it out slywink
8447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 05:57:33 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2008, 05:00:44 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 23, 2008, 04:49:46 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2008, 04:42:59 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 23, 2008, 04:35:20 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2008, 04:33:36 PM

1. There is an achievement for using a parachute - I thought there were not parachutes in the game?

They're not in the multiplayer, but as a guess perhaps there's a part in the SP storyline involving a parachute.

The achievement says "(Online) Glide in the parachute for 3 seconds". 

A bit of a bummer - they finally revealed what you need to do to get free weapon #4 - you have to have played a previous Battlefield game, which I have not. It is an assault rifle, which is not too big of a deal, as I expect to spend most of my time as Support and Demolitions. The developers have also hinted that they will likely free up all the find-all-five weapons somewhere down the line.

I believe it's called Darwin's Parachute because there is no parachute.  They want you to freefall to your death from high enough for 3 seconds of hang time.

Oh, and there is no street date for this title so nobody broke anything (combined with the fact that the release date is the 23rd anyway)

Smartasses - I wonder if the laser designator bug still exists in the retail copy.  You, know, the one were you can spawn on someone's bomb as it's falling from the sky?  Could get that achievement no problem smile

My bad on the release date -  I thought it was tomorrow.  Does that mean Gamestop should have it today?  I haven't gotten a call.

chances are good that most of them won't have it until tomorrow, but I'd call around.  Usually they can get it in today if the manager goes and picks up the shipment.
8448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 04:50:50 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 23, 2008, 04:49:09 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2008, 04:42:59 PM

A bit of a bummer - they finally revealed what you need to do to get free weapon #4 - you have to have played a previous Battlefield game, which I have not.

Wha?  How are they checking that?  I've played plenty of 1942, V, and 2, but how in the world would I prove it to Bad Company?

It looks at your EA tag, what sucks for me is all of my '42, V and 2 was on a different tag because when I got my 360 it wouldn't link so I made another one.
8449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 04:49:46 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2008, 04:42:59 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 23, 2008, 04:35:20 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2008, 04:33:36 PM

1. There is an achievement for using a parachute - I thought there were not parachutes in the game?

They're not in the multiplayer, but as a guess perhaps there's a part in the SP storyline involving a parachute.

The achievement says "(Online) Glide in the parachute for 3 seconds". 

A bit of a bummer - they finally revealed what you need to do to get free weapon #4 - you have to have played a previous Battlefield game, which I have not. It is an assault rifle, which is not too big of a deal, as I expect to spend most of my time as Support and Demolitions. The developers have also hinted that they will likely free up all the find-all-five weapons somewhere down the line.

I believe it's called Darwin's Parachute because there is no parachute.  They want you to freefall to your death from high enough for 3 seconds of hang time.

Oh, and there is no street date for this title so nobody broke anything (combined with the fact that the release date is the 23rd anyway)
8450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC (Now not the demo) on: June 23, 2008, 03:20:16 PM
The unlocks seem a bit screwed up.  I put in my sniper rifle code and it unlocked the m60, I put in the code from the newsletter and it unlocked the m60.  Not sure what's going on but I want my free sniper rifle slywink
8451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 23, 2008, 12:41:27 AM
This has been the most demoralizing event in my recent memory.  ( which is saying a lot since I think I'm losing my job on Monday).

I used to be so fit, now I struggled to do 8.  8!! wtf?!

Pushups were never my thing, but in the military it was no problem.  10 years does a lot.
8452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 22, 2008, 08:54:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 22, 2008, 07:26:10 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on June 22, 2008, 06:52:12 PM

Complete Noob question here.  Ok, I just tried out the 360 SP demo.  Not bad, but when I clicked on multiplayer, it says I have to register for EA account.  When I played COD4 on Live, no such thing was necessary.  So, what's all this then (the EA account thingy)?

I have no recollection of that at all when I tried it.  I don't think you need an EA account to play the demo, but it's probably so that you can track your stats maybe? I dunno.

You need an EA account to play any EA game on live, if you've ever played any of them, at some point you filled out the account and it remembers you.  Basically it involves you saying it's ok for EA to have access to all the info about you that MS has. frown
8453  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: June 22, 2008, 12:01:19 PM
I'm a bit late to the party, but I'd like to pipe in on the solo'ing group stuff bit.  Kato had no problem solo'ing several of the epic instances one he was just a few levels past them with his Guardian.  Not sure how much that has changed since the lowering of damage on Overreach though.

I prefer to solo in most games, but I love to play with other people in the world.  I don't like the forced group mechanics of healer/tank/dps used in most mmorpgs.  It encourages cliques and snobbery imo.  Just like some people can't understand why I would enjoy playing 'by myself' in a game full of other people, I can't understand why people can't have fun unless they are beating stuff up with other people.  They are both social extremes.  While I enjoy grouping on occasions, when you group you tend to spend a fair amount of your time waiting on people to get together, organizing where you're going, recovering from a wipe, waiting again on someone to get back from doing a chore for their wife/kid, etc.  I don't pay a monthly fee to wait on other people and that's what it tends to boil down to.  Raids just take it to a whole different extreme and that's something I'll never be into.
8454  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DEMO IS UP: Battlfield: Bad Company Friday Night on: June 22, 2008, 12:03:24 AM

Quote from: Mikagami on June 22, 2008, 12:00:28 AM

Also you forgot to mention that you can stick you entire C4 load on a crate and detonate for a CRAPTON of damage.


I usually do that followed by aggressive knifing of the crate for the win slywink
8455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore Creature Creator to be released on June 17th (PICS!) on: June 21, 2008, 02:53:55 PM
Those aren't just the pics, those are the actual save files as well. slywink

I'm just posting the .png files that the game saves the creatures as, no special trick needed
8456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore Creature Creator to be released on June 17th (PICS!) on: June 21, 2008, 12:07:46 PM
Here's a blast of new pics/links















8457  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DEMO IS UP: Battlfield: Bad Company Friday Night on: June 21, 2008, 12:02:56 PM
I played in the beta and the demo, plus you can pick up other people's weapons to try them out... noob. slywink

C4 is awesome, that's why it's awesome.  It's so awesome that it defines the word awesome.  If you unlock it and don't think it's awesome, you don't understand what awesome is all about.

Though sometimes with lag, I'll throw my c4 on a vehicle and it'll 'stick' but when I detonate it, the c4 wasn't actually on the vehicle, it was on the ground under me.
8458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]The Incredible Hulk on: June 21, 2008, 08:54:42 AM
Random spoilers throughout

Quote from: Jiffy on June 18, 2008, 02:30:58 AM

Just got back. I liked it quite a lot, but not quite as much as Iron Man. To make a comparison, these two movies are like Baldur's Gate 2 and Icewind Dale. BG2/Iron Man has more story, more memorable characters, and in general the more complete package. IWD/Hulk takes the action parts from BG2, improves even more on the action parts, but drops a lot of the story and characterization to do so. Still, you can tell both came from the same developer/studio, since they both are quite polished and really, are good standards to judge other superhero movies against this summer.

Quote from: Caine on June 15, 2008, 06:11:41 AM

stark in the suit was much more believable and there's very little effective characterization going on when the hulk is on screen.  they make an attempt, but it comes off as king kong-ish instead of a real scene.

My friend mentioned this exact thing, that the Hulk seemed more like King Kong at times than anything, and it came off as odd.

I can see that comparison, but it's not all together unlike how the Hulk is/was.  Before he starts to get control over who he is when he's the hulk and the hulk's personality evolves, he kinda is like a King Kong on the inside imo. 

Overall I really liked the movie, no huge problems with it in any case.  Enjoyed my time at the theater and look forward to seeing more.  I enjoyed the time while he was Banner just as much as when he was Hulk which surprised me (especially after someone else had mentioned the comparison to Stark/Ironman and how Banner/Hulk wasn't the same).  For me I could watch either movie minus the hero parts and still enjoy it, but I like character driven pieces.

I had a concern that the way they introduced stuff quickly in the beginning over the credits would confuse the average movie goer who is oblivious and doesn't really pay attention to details. Hopefully this isn't the case.

I liked how they didn't kill anyone off but still had a resolution.  That's how comic movies should be imo.
8459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Get Smart - Impressions on: June 21, 2008, 08:45:16 AM
Saw it, loved it.

Great performances all around for me, enough camp to keep it fun without dragging it into the realm of Austin Powers.  Good action, good character development.  Overall I had a really good experience.

Hard for me to say whether the chief or Max was my favorite part though, Alan Arkin was awesome.
8460  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Return to Everquest 2 on: June 21, 2008, 08:27:04 AM

Quote from: Destructor on June 19, 2008, 02:18:17 PM

EQ2's patcher is...less than efficient. Sometimes it'll just completely stop, forcing you to restart it, while other times you'll want to restart it anyway as the download speed has gone in the crapper.

To put it bluntly - its been a constant complaint from the players for years now.

This problem went away when I turned off the user access control in Vista.  I occasionally still have it with the beta patcher, but I stopped using it because of this.  Haven't had any issues with the original launcher since.
8461  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DEMO IS UP: Battlfield: Bad Company Friday Night on: June 21, 2008, 08:25:14 AM
So far the unlocks I've been pleased with (not in order):

M16 - good damage and accuracy
MG36 - good accuracy and has a scope when zoomed
AT Mines - good damage and ease of use
C4 - awesome in every way slywink
Mortar - very good addition to the class, almost makes up for lack of anti-vehicle utility by providing better anti-infantry
Laser Designator - good all around once you get used to it
SVU - fast firing, low noise, good damage in the tradeoff
C4 - did I mention this is awesome?


Unlocks I have not been pleased with:

M95 - simply doesn't do enough over the original to justify an unlock
XM8 LMG - might be ok if it fits your playstyle, but it takes a few more rounds than the other guns to kill with and doesn't seem to have the accuracy to make sure those rounds are on target.
8462  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Return to Everquest 2 on: June 21, 2008, 08:19:56 AM

Quote from: Austin on June 19, 2008, 06:14:51 PM

Quote from: dangerballs on June 19, 2008, 05:33:29 PM

The only problem I still have with the patcher process is that EQ2 still requires a pretty long file scan before it lets you play.  You would think they would have implemented some kind of simple file database or list that could be checked instead.

Heh, not to excuse EQ2, but have you played AoC?  icon_razz

The scan for EQ2 doesn't take me long at all, maybe 10-15 seconds.  AoC definitely is a problem and the scan can take over a minute and on a few occasions as many as 3-4 minutes.
8463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Day of Defeat Source...buy or pass? on: June 21, 2008, 08:17:52 AM
DoD was my favorite until CoD4 for the 360 hit.  I'd suggest starting off with the LMG and setting it up somewhere.  good noob gun. smile
8464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 21, 2008, 08:16:25 AM
Mine has shipped.

Regarding team killers, hopefully with the full retail stats tracking this will be kept to a minimum and servers will have a way to prevent it.  If it becomes a bigger problem I hope EA does something.
8465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tiger Woods is amazing. on: June 19, 2008, 02:29:44 PM

Quote from: NetGuy on June 19, 2008, 02:05:34 PM

I thought you needed an ACL to like... walk and stuff.

Guess not.

 

There was a sports player recently in the news, think he was a college guy moving to pros that was born without an ACL and they didn't know it until his physical for the draft. 
8466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 19, 2008, 12:28:02 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 19, 2008, 01:54:37 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on June 16, 2008, 09:04:31 PM

Take care of yourself.  Best wishes both from myself and my wife.  You'll be in our thoughts while you're away.

Thanks Pete! I'll think of you in Phoenix when my brown ass is burning in the sun. 
Also I'll be heading down to YUMA Arizona to buy a new handgun, as long as we provide the ammo we are allowed to bring our own handgun of choice.
Here's a pic of my patrol formation when I have Harkonis or Jarrod type of Marines in my squad.  Jk jk




You don't fool me, that's you guys checking for landmines the old fashioned way.
8467  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW 2.4.3 Mounts at 30! on: June 19, 2008, 11:32:57 AM

Quote from: morlac on June 18, 2008, 11:31:37 PM

"* Haris Pilton has launched a new line of bags and jewelry. Check her out in the World’s End Tavern!"

They just jumped the shark.

they've had pop culture pun names just as bad since day one.  though I agree that they jumped the shark with them slywink
8468  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DEMO IS UP: Battlfield: Bad Company Friday Night on: June 19, 2008, 11:30:13 AM
eventually, when work isn't being a pain, I too will have to visit the Rock.
8469  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (PVP related) on: June 18, 2008, 05:17:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 18, 2008, 04:01:15 PM

so, I made a toon on Cimmeria last night, spent about 5 minutes reading the general chat, felt my IQ drop and promptly deleted the toon.  I thought it was supposed to be an RP PvP server but it felt I had logged into a public game on XBL.

The people that RP don't do it in any of the global channels, you can safely turn those off.  The real RP'rs feel that global chat would be like telepathy so they only talk in /say and /shout.  I've had the global channels turned off for most of my time on the server slywink
8470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 18, 2008, 01:28:16 PM
Gamestop.com says Now shipping on both the regular and gold editions of the 360 version.

Sadly my order says BACKORDERED though

Some people got shipment confirmation today, pretty odd.
8471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: worst parts of great games. on: June 18, 2008, 01:15:27 PM
The intro screens (that are unskippable) of any game on a portable system.

I liked the final boss battle in GoW, but that's probably because the first time I played it was on the hardest difficulty with a friend and we killed him right away slywink  I still haven't played through the game though, I think I made it to act 3 myself then hopped into his game because he kept saying he was having trouble with that boss.  Sniper rifle made short work of him.
8472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Great Console Catastrophe of 2008 on: June 18, 2008, 11:39:08 AM
Then log on and play a marathon session of BF: BC with me until we force your system to DIE!  icon_twisted
8473  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DEMO IS UP: Battlfield: Bad Company Friday Night on: June 18, 2008, 09:44:10 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on June 18, 2008, 06:05:12 AM

I'll be there with you, job or no job (god help me I better have a job), I've got a couple more games I can trade for BF, like COD4 since no one is playing it regularly anymore (that I see online and that send me invites) so I can afford it.  (until my room mate takes all my stuff to the pawnshop to pay my half of the rent anyway.

Hopefully Kato will be able/willing to jump in, if not it is completely understandable.

Awesome playing tonight, sorry I bitched so much. lol.  Work stressing me out and I tend to vocalize it to you when we play.

Awesome job with that push on the last 2 crates when we were down.  Actually that whole last game was pretty fun.  I took out one crate with my knife, another with a couple C4, then the last two all at once with that tow missile.  F'n rocked hard!
8474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Great Console Catastrophe of 2008 on: June 18, 2008, 09:16:56 AM

Quote from: godhugh on June 18, 2008, 09:09:27 AM

Quote from: msduncan on June 18, 2008, 04:31:54 AM

Ok now I can't get the dang thing to do it again (360).   I'm thinking I should call them tomorrow and let them know that it's functioning again and to hold off on sending me the box.   I ***KNOW*** it is going to die, but I don't want to send it to them just for them to turn it on and find nothing wrong and send it back.

I think I'll just cancel and play it until it really dies.

**or do you guys think I should risk sending it in when it's not doing it?

Send it in. If it's a launch unit it will probably be out of warranty for the red rings soon and since it's showing signs of dying I'd go ahead and exchange it now.

+1, send it in now.  The sooner you get it out there the sooner it comes back.  Get it out of the way so you're not going through this again soon. 
8475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fu Hustle - Why all the praise on: June 18, 2008, 07:49:20 AM

Quote from: hepcat on June 17, 2008, 08:41:09 PM

Quote from: JCAnejo on June 16, 2008, 11:50:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 16, 2008, 05:43:37 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on June 15, 2008, 11:29:07 PM

KFH is the only movie other than Ice Pirates where I laugh so hard I cry every time I watch it.

My well documented love of Cabin Boy now seems a bit less embarrassing....

My wife and I  loved Cabin Boy tries to have the kids(13 & 18yr old girls) watch it and they shut it off in a couple of minutes



wanna buy a monkey?

though I've never seen cabin boy, I thought the line was 'would'ya like to buy a monkey?'  sicne I watched Letterman a lot during that time period and he'd say it about a dozen times per show every night again and again and again. slywink
8476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quiz: Star Wars or WWII Reference? on: June 18, 2008, 07:48:09 AM

Quote from: hentzau on June 17, 2008, 08:52:59 PM

Star Wars Reference or WWII Reference?


Score: 80% (8 out of 10)

Click here for the quiz!

Spoiler for Hiden:
I slipped up on Hoth and Kessel.  Assumed they were both just SW references.

same score, same misses
8477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Get Smart - Impressions on: June 18, 2008, 07:46:49 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 18, 2008, 06:42:33 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 18, 2008, 03:41:06 AM

Anne Hathaway...rrrrrrraaaawwwrrr!

I'd hit it by that much!
LMAO, that's got me almost literally rolling on the floor.

I'm having a movie overload come Fri.

going to see Hulk, Iron Man (2nd time) and Get Smart.  I want to see a fourth and was mistaken and thought Hancock also came out Fri, but I'll see something else instead.
8478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fu Hustle - Why all the praise on: June 18, 2008, 07:44:01 AM
I loved how it had a semi-serious overall story that was in the middle of an outlandish comedic venue.  What really made it shine as a movie though was the direction and art style.  I thought it was of high enough quality that I would consider it to be a masterpiece smile

It had a good enough story and likeable enough characters to keep me interested, the fights were well choreographed, the effects done well and the dialogue was humorous without being dry or overly long.  I think it was a hit on all the criteria I judge movies on.
8479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Meet the Sniper on: June 18, 2008, 07:37:19 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 18, 2008, 06:46:25 AM

I loved the part with the demo guy!  for some reason I was thinking of Soulchilde when watching it  icon_twisted

lol, actually so was I, I guess that makes me an evil stereotyper of the likes of CK.
8480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Etrian Odyssey 2 is available now at Gamestop on: June 18, 2008, 06:03:12 AM
Does this mean you are currently awake J?

BF:BC is calling!
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