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8521  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 (360) daytime players -Forza as well ;) on: April 22, 2008, 02:03:10 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 22, 2008, 02:01:55 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 22, 2008, 01:58:22 PM

Hark are you on the GTA IV bandwagon?  I'm finally going to be resubscribing to Gold.

Oh yes he is on the wagon.  Time to get revenge from all the games I died because of him!!!!

heh, you say that like I'm not good at GTA games. ;P
8522  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 (360) daytime players -Forza as well ;) on: April 22, 2008, 01:54:10 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 22, 2008, 01:45:32 PM

I voted that I pwned you  ninja

I included that option so you could feel that you had, since it won't be happening in game  ninja
8523  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 (360) daytime players -Forza as well ;) on: April 22, 2008, 01:23:17 PM
ok, did Pete vote twice?
8524  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick my first wireless router please... on: April 22, 2008, 01:10:50 PM
I would definitely be able to recommend D-Link over the other popular brands.  I've done many installs of them all and they have been most reliable and ease of use.
8525  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: DEEP RED PSP Kratos Bundle! on: April 22, 2008, 01:08:25 PM
I also want this bundle, is it available for pre-order yet?  I already have a PSP, but this will be my replacement.
8526  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Logitech 5.1 Console Adapter for PC Speakers on: April 22, 2008, 01:06:12 PM
I'm truly amazed at the difference it has made in all of my games.

In Forza 2, I now know exactly where other cars are in relation to me and rarely cut people off.

In COD4, several times I've turned and shot someone because of the directional sound, it's amazing in this game.

Rock Band, It's not just loud, it's loud, clear, crisp and has great tone.  Feels like being at a concert.

8527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - newbie questions on: April 22, 2008, 12:59:32 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on April 22, 2008, 12:53:22 PM

Count me in the camp that hits the BACK button on the guitar for overdrive.  Like GH3, when you get into Hard and Expert.. tilting the guitar can throw me off.. I've just gotten used to hitting the back button.  I also found my guitar is very finnicky as to when it works with tilt.

On the explorer and the PS2 I always used the button for star power, but it doesn't feel comfortable to me on the strat.  I do get irritated by it activating on it's own sometimes and other times not at all though.
8528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 22, 2008, 12:58:37 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 22, 2008, 12:49:10 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on April 21, 2008, 08:16:45 PM



That's so silly, those aren't PS3 titles!

/runs
heh, that was my first thought too, but I thought I'd be nice.  GG Purge!  Now get back in COD4!
8529  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 22, 2008, 12:55:53 PM
Thanks Arthur!
8530  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / COD4 (360) daytime players -Forza as well ;) on: April 22, 2008, 12:53:53 PM
I'll be playing off and on during the day this week and would like to not play alone.

I'll be playing a bit of Forza and RB as well, but mostly COD4. 

Send me a msg if you want to play.

BTW, those of you that heard me bitching the last couple days about how I tried knifing people and then they turn around and knife me, it ends up there is a glitch with the G3 and M16 and silencers that makes the knife lunge not connect sometimes. frown  I wasn't going crazy.
8531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward punks Activition for the CoD series on: April 22, 2008, 12:49:46 PM
It really is a shame they can't pull the plug on COD5 or at least make Treyarch change the name so they don't soil the name.

8532  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: April 22, 2008, 12:49:03 PM
I realize you just got the system and might not want to hear upgrade suggestions just yet, but I'd suggest replacing your vid card as soon as you can with a full blown 8800 (insert suffix here).  The x600 version of any nvidia card always have some performance issues compared to the x800 of the same series.

You probably won't notice for awhile since it's such an upgrade from where you were before, but I just got an 8800 GTX and it's amazing compared to an 8600.  I actually preferred my 7800 GTX to the 8600
8533  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Logitech 5.1 Console Adapter for PC Speakers on: April 22, 2008, 12:33:00 PM
I had the set you mention, bought them by 'accident' when trying to get 5.1 for my 360.  I ended up having to give them away and buy the real 5.1 360 speakers slywink  Z-5500 since they have optical in.
8534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any gamestop employees here on: April 22, 2008, 11:21:53 AM

Quote from: msduncan on April 22, 2008, 11:05:34 AM

Quote from: Ridah on April 22, 2008, 06:10:10 AM

You could call and ask, kind of funny you make a thread to ask this slywink

True.   But I was trying to figure out if I needed to take it with me today when I go to work.    Eb doesn't open until 10, so it would delay me by a day if nobody here knew a ballpark.    I HATE trading games because EB rips you off compared to what you can normally get on ebay, but this game won't sell for some reason.

The reason isn't a mystery slywink  The game sucks
8535  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Logitech goodness on: April 22, 2008, 11:19:39 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 16, 2008, 08:55:19 PM

Quote from: Giles Habibula on April 16, 2008, 03:13:58 PM

I love Logitech. Love my G15 keyboard.
And I was particularly fond of my G7 corless gaming mouse until it started registering single clicks as double-clicks (try and drag a file, and opens the file instead) abut 6 months after I got it. Their support was terrific, though, and they sent me a brand new G7 straight-away.
Now, about 8 months later, that new G7 is doing the double-click thing. Frustrating. Seems to be a common trouble with the G7.

To their credit, I've just been notified that they have just shipped me yet another G7. I'm apprehensive. I almost wish they'd sent another model this time, but then again, I've never found another mouse that responds as well (especially love the ability to change sensitivity on the fly) or feels as nice as the G7 (aside from that cursed double-click problem).

My MX700 started doing that and they sent me a MX1000. As I was waiting on the MX1000 to arrive the MX700 cleared up and I used it another year and a half before I switched the the MX1000. Im still using that MX1000.

Interesting that it's such a common problem.  I used to use a MS optical trackball and without fail after about a year every one I had would start double clicking like that.  5 mice later I've given up on them.  Didn't realize other brands and models had the same issue.
8536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Gears of War on: April 22, 2008, 11:14:54 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 03, 2007, 07:12:57 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on December 01, 2007, 09:35:41 AM

Oh, just to prove Microsoft is trying to drive me screaming from PCs to Macs...

-I can't run Gears of War PC (even in this broken, sometimes it runs, mostly it crashes form) without the latest ATI drivers.

-However, the latest ATI drivers "break" the DRM-reading function of my Best Buy Rhapsody music store (for my Sansa MP3 player).

So, I can play a half-arsed, barely functional version of Gears of War. Or my subscription-based MP3 player can function at all. Or I can join the crowd and get a noisy, unreliable console that may or may not work for more than a few weeks, or months.

Yes, Microsoft has found a way to introduce bugs and patches to console games, make consoles that fail frequently, AND screw me -- the last non-next-gen-consoler -- over in the PC-ports department. They're amazing!!!!!  headbang3

**** Microsoft!  finger

wouldn't ATI's drivers breaking stuff be ATI's problem?  hell, that's the whole reason why I'll never have another ATI video card in my system.

+1  that ain't MS' fault this time slywink
8537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Collectors Edition...metal lunchbox!!!!! on: April 22, 2008, 11:09:48 AM

Quote from: Lee on April 18, 2008, 03:02:44 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on April 18, 2008, 02:56:53 PM

Quote from: morlac on April 17, 2008, 10:17:23 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on April 16, 2008, 01:42:19 PM

If I had to guess, I would say that Fallout will be just as moddable as Oblivion.

A better question might be if it HAS to be modded to make it fun to play slywink

I am looking forward to all the mods.

I always do too with Oblivion, but then it gets to a point I am in now. I would love to play again, but the number of mods is so overwhelming I don't know where to start. Plus the scaling mobs is kind of turning me off.

There is a mod to get rid of mob scaling.  I hated Oblivion until I used it.   Scaling mobs are BS slywink 
8538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Collectors Edition...metal lunchbox!!!!! on: April 22, 2008, 11:08:53 AM

Quote from: Chaz on April 15, 2008, 10:24:07 PM

I'm making it my goal to finally go through both of these before Fallout 3 comes out.  I have $55 in Amazon gift certificates, and my plan right now is to order the PC collector's edition and the regular 360 version.  That way I have a version for mods, and a version to play on the big TV.

Do what I do and use a 42" LCD monitor for your computer AND 360.  Then you 'save' money by not having to buy two copies of the game slywink
8539  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 22, 2008, 12:36:42 AM
I was using a wireless access point and wired the 360 to it.

Noobs like AK-47's.... and other guns slywink
8540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - newbie questions on: April 21, 2008, 11:59:18 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 21, 2008, 08:58:28 PM

The rattle is just the tilt sensor, nothing to be worried about.  As for the connection issues, sometimes I have to unplug and replug the power to the USB hub.  It feels like more an issue with the 360 than a problem with the controller since it also can affect the other instruments.

I bought a 'real' powered hub and didn't have the problem. I think it's a problem with the cheap hub they included.
8541  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 21, 2008, 07:47:57 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 21, 2008, 07:46:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 21, 2008, 07:22:19 PM


Our little Teggy is all grown up  crybaby

Growing smile  When I can get my k/d up to 1, then the apprentice must kill his master. That's what Star Wars taught me. Something like that.  Either way, there's time, because I'm only at .6.



Unfortunately, you need a higher k/d than your mentor, preferably higher by a 2:1 ratio to improve your chances of winning vs him/her slywink
8542  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 21, 2008, 07:26:27 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 21, 2008, 07:16:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 03:41:14 PM

System Requirements have been announced!

Quote
Online Gaming;

        Broadband connection required.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the way that this is worded is that playing online is optional. In short, if you want to play online, you have to have a broadband connection. We all know that as a MMO, you have to have an online connection to play.

I believe you can play solo at least until level 20, not sure if offline play is available after that.
8543  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 21, 2008, 07:25:14 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on April 21, 2008, 07:03:14 PM

At the risk of fully exposing my total lack of understanding regarding MMO pvp "stuff" - I have a question.

If repeated 'ganking' (which I assume is being the recipient of getting killed over and over and over again) is such a turnoff to so many people, is there not some way for designers to implement a system that seriously discourages it, without killing the whole concept?

Or is it more a matter of devs wanting to give people total freedom to play however they want, and the downside to that happens to include the 'freedom' to gank to your heart's content?



Msot dev's seem to get lazy and don't want to put a lot of thought and programming into any safeguards to prevent it.  Really in my experience the best way to prevent it from ruining people's games is to make sure people are held accountable for what they do.  If someone spends their time running around killing people at random, they should be feared, but they should also be fearful of something.  In some games they would have NPC guards aggro them, or they couldn't go into towns.  Other games might put a large bounty on the player which makes other players tempted to band together and take them out repeatedly.  

There are always going to be people who enjoy taking people out at every chance, they just need something to balance it.

I was a ganker in WoW on the PvP servers.  I played solo 100% of my time (stopped playing at 66).  Anyone who actually tried to get away or go somewhere else was able to, and many people came back with groups to take me out and/or camp me.  Was great fun being on either side of it and only once did someone get bent out of shape.  Many times I had people who either took me out repeatedly until I figured out how to deal with them, or people I took out repeatedly log onto toons on my side and chat with me about what happened.  Lots of 'nice job, thought I could get you but couldn't' or 'lol, you've got my number today'.  

I find that the best asset I have for enjoying pvp servers is patience.  If I get ganked, I try again, it happens again, I move onto another area or game.  I generally play solo, but make a lot of friends for when I need em.  I can definitely see where if you either have severely limited playtime, or a short temper and/or little patience it's probably not worth your time to even attempt pvp servers and I understand that.  

I just have a terrible time playing vs computer AI in any capacity, it's why I almost exclusively play mp games.  Fighting mobs is more like solving logic puzzles since there are set patterns to see, understand and solve.  I used to really enjoy these, but it's a bit too predictable now.  Fighting other players is chaotic and usually you'll find some unpredictability in it.  True that you can get this in battleground type settings and level up in pve, but then I'm doing something I don't like to get to something I do and that's why I stopped playing WoW in the first place.

/rant over.   didn't mean to turn this into pvp vs pve at all, I understand both sides and have been on both.  I also know that I may have been lucky in my past experiences.  I also just wanted to throw my hat in to try to get people to play pvp with me so I have people to call on for help when the shit hits the fan slywink
8544  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 21, 2008, 07:03:07 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on April 21, 2008, 06:45:05 PM



Anyone have the story linked to that?  There must have been some compensation involved
8545  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 21, 2008, 07:01:07 PM

Quote from: Arkon on April 21, 2008, 06:16:07 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 21, 2008, 05:42:33 PM

I found this little story amusing.  It's from a recent Gamespot interview of the game director.  I'm not sure if it makes me more or less prone to playing on the PvP server:

"GG: I think I will end with a personal story here. I play undercover on the beta, naturally, and the Funcom employees had made an in-game guild called "Incognito" (we figured that being in-your-face was the best way to hide things). I was playing a level 23 conqueror on the PVP beta server, and was loitering around outside Conarch Village in Conalls Valley when I was approached by this level 35 assassin, I think.

He said, "Would you like to leave your guild and join ours? We are a tough, no-nonsense PVP guild. What do you think?"

I replied, "Sounds interesting, but I am sorry--my friends and I just formed this other guild, as you see. Maybe with another character?"

"Too bad for you," he said, and then went on and beheaded me.

Some of you might be a bit puzzled over what is really funny about this story, but to me it is just such a cool, hardcore PVP act...it is like the [epitome] of PVP in Age of Conan. Tough, deadly, and definitely not for kids! "

Except that will be the exception.  Normally the 35 assassin would have killed him before he knew he was there, then he would tea bag him, shout out "take that you noob, I am hardcore, your guild sux, mine rocks....", then he would wait around and gank him 10 more times just for good measure.

Having played hundreds of hours of FFA pvp in various games, I've only had what Arkon mentions happen once.  That's it, once.  You do get jumped and killed sometimes, but the kind of prickish attitude described is far more likely in a fps.  The one time it did happen to me?  Lineage 2 BETA and it had a lot to do with the type of people drawn to the game.

Whether or not Conan will have that type of person I don't know (probably will).

I only ran into one trash talking arrogant ass in almost 2 years of Shadowbane, and our guild smacked him so hard and went after his guild so hard that they disowned him to get us to stop.  There are ways to make the world enjoyable yet mostly realistic in it's politics.  I hate pvp when you can't actually defend or police it at all, but I also hate not being able to do something about a griefer.  I've been griefed FAR more often on PvE servers than on PvP servers and you can't even do anything about it short of petitioning for a GM and that doesn't often help.
8546  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 21, 2008, 06:14:32 PM
Took me about 2 hours going from PC (mouse+keyboard) to the 360 for fps
8547  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 21, 2008, 05:38:52 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 04:42:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 21, 2008, 04:37:56 PM

What are the recommended specs for my monitor's native resolution?! frown

1920x1080

Quote
Recommended configuration (Up to 1920x1080, most features on)

        Buy a Xbox 360


 Tongue

fixed that for you
8548  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 21, 2008, 05:16:06 PM
http://www.xanga.com/DenKirson/632800688/item.html
8549  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 21, 2008, 04:37:56 PM
What are the recommended specs for my monitor's native resolution?! frown

1920x1080
8550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amaozon Kindle on: April 21, 2008, 12:34:33 PM
I'll get one once it's in the mid $200's or so.

Well, I'll get the Amazon version anyway.  Not the Amaozon one.
8551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Mortal Kombat game coming on: April 21, 2008, 10:39:29 AM
I'm hoping beyond hope that they finally put a decent 'system' behind the art of MK
8552  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Expelled on: April 21, 2008, 10:33:53 AM

Quote from: msduncan on April 19, 2008, 10:32:57 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 19, 2008, 07:00:11 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on April 19, 2008, 06:57:05 PM

So that prime example in Bowling for Columbine of Moore editing Charlton Heston speeches together to misrepresent what Heston was truly saying isn't a "core fundamental misrepresentation"?

Sure it is, but misrepresentation of a crazed actor who is being used as a figurehead isn't the same as misrepresenting a philosopher or scientist who actually knows what he is talking about. smile

That actor chose to be the spokesman for the NRA because he believes in it.   You speak of the NRA as if they are some shadowy backroom smoke and mirrors group.    They are actually made up of 4 million citizens, and you can join any day you want and participate.     I was a recruiter for the NRA an signed up many folks.   I did it in my own time, but the NRA sent me materials and the like.    It was my time and energy expended by my own choice.     Charton Heston's time and energy by his own choice contributed to the cause as well.

You'd think you'd be a better shot then.     *zing!*  ninja (goes back to non-politcal forums in a hurry)
8553  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 21, 2008, 09:43:35 AM
I have the lil 360 keyboard that attaches to the controller now so I sometimes use it and sometimes my computer so no problems on the msgs smile

I'll suggest to anyone that doesn't feel confident about staying alive for the whole round that once you get a helicopter, hold on to it and start being more aggressive.  Then once you die, call it up and be very conservative.  On most maps this will allow you to use your helicopter to get you at least an air strike and sometimes another helicopter.  Some of my best games have been like this.  UAV, Air-strike, run out kill three more people and die, respawn and call helicopter, camp and peg a couple people while helicopter kills a few, air strike for the rest, run out and kill a couple, die, respawn and call helicopter, repeat.  This is how I ended up going 40+ kills with 4 deaths in a very, very short amount of time on Pipeline.  Overgrown was almost as good.  Basically on any map that a helicopter is a good deal you are better off taking the death and using it when you respawn.

This advice works for airstrikes too in some regards.  If you get an airstrike but are in a bad spot and likely to be overrun or killed, try to get somewhere safe.  Worst case is you die and the airstrike will help you get an airstrike slywink
8554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 20, 2008, 11:47:41 PM
http://www.macvsog.cc/vietnam's_famous_picture.htm

It's a very well known photo about the atrocities of human nature, specifically in Vietnam
8555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 20, 2008, 10:01:22 PM
I have a pretty sick sense of humor and that got no laughs from me. eek
8556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: April 20, 2008, 01:31:21 PM
The tamborine function is based on the sound you make when you hit the mic, any mic works for that.  If you couldn't get the other mics to work, you weren't hitting the mic properly.
8557  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 20, 2008, 01:30:13 PM
The lil chuckle you gave when Jarrod said 'see you tomorrow' in response to you saying 'be back in 30 minutes' was priceless   ninja
8558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston Is Awesome. on: April 20, 2008, 10:29:19 AM
I believe that would be Wonderpug and possibly Chaz
8559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: April 20, 2008, 09:09:29 AM

Quote from: CSL on April 20, 2008, 08:25:54 AM

This whole thing about about full albums is amusing anyways. No matter what anyone says the first really full album they've offered is the Boston debut album, missing one song as it may be.

Go to bed.

Or play COD4 smile
8560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 20, 2008, 08:22:56 AM

Quote from: Sam Hell on April 20, 2008, 07:58:34 AM

WTF is going on with OO? Dammit!

Hi GT! Been....quite a while.... icon_biggrin

What in Sam Hell is wrong with you? smile
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