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8641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 06:21:52 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 26, 2008, 06:12:50 PM

Ok ok... that's it.   I'm switching to PS3.

Sorry regular multiplayer gang.  I just don't trust my 360 launch unit to live up to the marathon sessions I'm going to put into this title.   It's due to go red rings, and I'm sure it will do so as soon as I bring this thing home.    frown    And yes Yellowking, maybe it's a little of me justifying my purchase of a PS3.   It's high time I got some use out of it other than Uncharted.   

What is puzzling is that I called up to check if it was too late to do it, and the ebgames guy sounded like he worked for Microsoft.   He told me that the PS3 version frame rates are far worse than the 360 version.     It's almost like ebgames pushes 360 over PS3 nowadays because this isn't the first time I've run into this.     Wierd.



They didn't say 'graphically superior' they said 'slightly better' slywink

You won't risk $60 to play with your friends?  Tongue  dead to me
8642  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 Friday Night: Roll Call on: April 26, 2008, 03:13:42 PM
Yet another thing that shows how different opinions can be.  I find the M16 one of the top 5-6 iron sights.

My worst 3 are:

M14 hands down
M60
G36

Best:

AK47/ak74
RPD
MP5
G3
M16/M4


Even though the M16 has an enclosed iron sights, it's not nearly as obstrusive as the G36


On a completely unrelated rant, I was taking the written test for my motorcycle permit today and am very irritated with the test creators.  Half the questions are completely ambiguous and it's really hard to see what they are asking.  I doubt I could pass with the manual in front of me since the lady administering the test couldn't find the correct answers afterwards when I asked her what they were. 

Many times there were 2 or 3 of the 4 answers that were in the manual, ALL were correct but apparently there is one magical answer that I'm supposed to know the dipshit that put the questions in thought was the right one.  Thankfully taking it is free and can be done daily, but they will be sick of seeing me soon.  First time I've ever failed a written test in my life and really pissed me off.
8643  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Server Poll on: April 26, 2008, 03:03:02 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 26, 2008, 07:56:56 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 26, 2008, 02:27:26 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 25, 2008, 09:57:32 PM

Sorry Raz, I knew about that option but no one had mentioned actually wanting to play on one ...

 

I usually do play on the PVP-RP servers because though you'll still find idiots, they seem to not flock to the RP servers quite as rapidly.

edit: and it's easier to gank RP noobs slywink

Evul bastard! I know your type from WoW!!! ;-)

Well, I agree actually, RP servers have less idiots, although that makes them more obvious, but, I've always thouroughly enjoyed RP servers, since people seem to genuinly care about the world, the guild and the people in it... the PVP option is just to make the world more deadly and interesting to be in - although., depends entirely on the system I guess..

but, I'm definitely going to try out an RP-PVP server...will probably be making a guild called "Gank Harkonis" as well ;-)

I checked and that name was already taken.
8644  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 Friday Night: Roll Call on: April 26, 2008, 09:51:50 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on April 26, 2008, 05:59:03 AM

Low levels I prefer the M-16 and the RPD.  Both have good damage and decent iron sights.

+1 except that's what I use at high levels too slywink  Along with the mp5
8645  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Server Poll on: April 26, 2008, 02:30:39 AM
Another thing to remember is that due to the slower levelling up, most companies will let you move a character FROM a pvp server eventually, but almost none ever let you move TO a pvp server, ever.

8646  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Server Poll on: April 26, 2008, 02:27:26 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 25, 2008, 09:57:32 PM

Sorry Raz, I knew about that option but no one had mentioned actually wanting to play on one ...

 

I usually do play on the PVP-RP servers because though you'll still find idiots, they seem to not flock to the RP servers quite as rapidly.

edit: and it's easier to gank RP noobs slywink
8647  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 Friday Night: Roll Call on: April 26, 2008, 02:24:12 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on April 25, 2008, 09:00:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 25, 2008, 07:05:24 PM

I'll probably be out partying Fri and Sat  icon_twisted

Well if you were going to play like you did last night....  ninja

You played so bad that Moriarty took the game from you, amiright?
8648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: April 25, 2008, 07:09:33 PM
I kinda like em, didn't like the quality in the vids though
8649  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 Friday Night: Roll Call on: April 25, 2008, 07:05:24 PM
I'll probably be out partying Fri and Sat  icon_twisted
8650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When will the price of gasoline change your habits? on: April 25, 2008, 05:03:03 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 25, 2008, 04:44:12 PM

I'm PeteRock.  Price matters not to me.  My manicures, pedicures, and trips to the spa are no less frequent.  Relative to my beauty costs, gas is nothing.  Fabulous

Yeah, but with gas you get what you pay for slywink
8651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I really like this site! on: April 25, 2008, 12:12:19 PM
Hey Thul, can you help me carry this catapult?
8652  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 25, 2008, 12:02:46 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on April 25, 2008, 06:49:46 AM

Yeah Moriarty was bummed that she didn't do better.  Hopefully next time things will go a bit better and she can at least hit 4 so she can do the custom classes.
It was a very, very bad night for pretty much everyone except Gamadict.

In one particularly bad round on Wet Works, we lost with a score of about 750-200 and everyone had around 10 deaths except yours truly with 22.  I don't even think I hit double digits on kills that game.
8653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 25, 2008, 06:25:53 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 25, 2008, 04:16:24 AM

Quote from: happydog on April 25, 2008, 04:09:03 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 24, 2008, 10:32:09 PM



Call me crazy, I like it!

you're crazy.

So am I, though I did complain that I felt like I might rip them out when on top.  She said don't worry about it, 'tis a danger of the game. 

Sadly, she really was crazy, and not just a little frown
8654  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 25, 2008, 06:04:02 AM
Sorry I played like such crap tonight guys (and gal)  I'll try to focus more next time smile
8655  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (It's Golden!) on: April 25, 2008, 03:23:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 25, 2008, 12:53:59 AM

WAR?

you mean Warhammer?

Warhammer: Age of Reckoning(sp?)

edit: should have read to the end instead of trying to show CK's ignorance!  damnit, now I'm the dumb one!
8656  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 25, 2008, 03:22:47 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on April 25, 2008, 03:18:24 AM

Well playing against a bunch of people from the boards also means playing against people that know the general (and some specific) tactics/patterns that you like, and the places you tend to frequent.
This is the key, I for one am really good at remembering who goes where when and what they do when there for each person.  I then use that information against them whenever they are on the other team slywink
8657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread .... HALF A METRIC WEEK LEFT! on: April 25, 2008, 03:21:11 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 25, 2008, 02:27:31 AM

Quote from: Ridah on April 25, 2008, 02:06:19 AM

I'll have played the game for 10-12 hours by the time everyone logs on in the evening to do MP otherwise I probably wouldn't give MP a spin until a few days after. I'm always a SP first MP second guy.

I want to jump into multiplayer as soon as I can but I predict that XBOX Live will be down again due to GTA4.  And when that happens, I'll play the singleplayer campaign.

I think it'll work fine even when 'down' since we won't be using the matchmaking abilities which is the part that throws fits usually.  Remember that we could always do private matches in COD4 even when ranked was worthless.
8658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have a wheel. What games should I get? [PS3 & PS2] on: April 25, 2008, 12:16:57 AM

Quote from: gellar on April 24, 2008, 11:18:24 PM

Quote from: Xmann on April 24, 2008, 11:10:40 PM

i really want a racing simulator more than a driving simulator.   not sure if theres anything else for the PS3 right now.   i'm really tempted to get Forza 2 and a wheel.

Forza's going to give you more options and such, but the single player AI is almost as lacking as the GT5P one.  It's slow to a fault (though it's actually more apt to wreck you in a low speed turn).  Really the only races I enjoyed in Forza 2 were the series where all the cars were identical on the hardest difficulty.  Those were by far the most fun.  Other than that, you spend the rest of the time doing what you do in Gran Turismo: intentionally handicapping yourself with a slow enough car for the race that it makes it a challenge.

gellar

If you don't intend on running some mp racing, you might be disappointed with Forza 2 in the long run.  It really shines online though and is my favorite 360 game hands down, I just have trouble finding people to play with.  (friends that is, plenty of people play online)
8659  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (It's Golden!) on: April 25, 2008, 12:14:25 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 24, 2008, 11:54:26 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 24, 2008, 10:33:16 PM

I'm taking 2 weeks for WAR, and 1 week for Gencon.  I think that's enough gaming vacations for this year slywink

Isn't it a bit presumptuous to assume WAR will make it out this year?   slywink

pfft, coming from the King of ASSumptions, I'll chuckle heh, I kid I kid... or do I? 
8660  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (It's Golden!) on: April 24, 2008, 10:33:16 PM
I'm taking 2 weeks for WAR, and 1 week for Gencon.  I think that's enough gaming vacations for this year slywink
8661  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Friday night Vegas 2 on: April 24, 2008, 10:01:13 PM

Quote from: skystride on April 24, 2008, 09:57:09 PM

I heard they COD4ified Vegas with the last patch, faster respawns, random respawn locations.  A lot of people are upset apparently.  I haven't played post patch so I can't comment.

That's a shame really, part of what I didn't like about 2 compared to 1 was the move from realistic towards COD4 in damage.  If they took it further it would destroy it's uniqueness even more.  I think if they had fixed the net issues along with moving back to the lethality and lower armor values of the first then I'd probably be playing it instead of COD4
8662  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 24, 2008, 09:58:24 PM
I will be, but you didn't want to play Tongue
8663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have a wheel. What games should I get? [PS3 & PS2] on: April 24, 2008, 09:57:39 PM
I was going to be a dick and say forza 2, but Xmann beat me there and wasn't being a dick about it. slywink

For using the wheel on ps2 or ps3 I'm not sure what I could suggest other than the F1 game.  Most of the available games play better with the stick sadly. 

If you like racing, have a 360 and can afford the now-pretty-cheap wheel though, Forza 2 is the racing game to beat for wheel use.

Sorry I couldn't add more, but I'm at a loss on wheel usage for these systems.  Hopefully once GT5 comes out there will be more use for the wheel on the ps3, but I'm not sure it'll be better than Forza 2 either.
8664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread .... HALF A METRIC WEEK LEFT! on: April 24, 2008, 09:54:38 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 24, 2008, 08:46:29 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 24, 2008, 08:35:09 PM

We did hunter/hunted in COD4 many times when live was acting up and it was a blast.  Would be fun with vehicles too slywink

I think the key is developing the right "feel".  It needs to feel like a game of cat and mouse with one heavily-armed team looking to hunt down unarmed people in the city.  The game should start with everyone in the same area and the hunted will have a head start of just a few moments.  They'll have to frantically put some distance between themselves and the hunters while also trying to find usable weapons and areas ideal for setting up a defensive position or going on the attack.

The hunters, once the time limit is up and they're free to begin hunting, can work together, go off separately, grab a vehicle, or head out on foot.  At this point all vehicles, which will all be located at the game's starting point, will become unlocked.  Some might even decide to use a helicopter for a bird's-eye view, but if vehicles are left behind, perhaps someone on the run will circle back around and grab a vehicle for more mobility.  One thing to consider: if hunting alone, there's always the possibility that the hunted are working together, and instead of finding one target you may be met with three heavily armed pissed off "deer."  And when fleeing, do you stay close and wait for an opportunity to pick off a few of the hunters as they get mobilized and risk the rath of those left standing, or do you try to find a safe spot to hole up before you develop a better plan.  Do you enlist the help of your fellow hunted or do you risk going at it alone?

Depending on how realistic the game feels, this type of gameplay may bring out true real-life tendencies of players.  Are some more interested in working as a team, do they question their own skill and hope to find a protector of sorts, or will we have loners that don't want to feel hampered by a bothersome tag-along, worrying that the tag-along will draw too much attention or give away their position.  

It has potential if we can get the feel and the gameplay right.  

I had a lot more fun when we did it in the reverse, with very few heavily armed and many not quite as well armed since teamwork became more important, but I guess that's more like the zombie idea.
8665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Operation Darkness demo on: April 24, 2008, 09:53:05 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 24, 2008, 08:28:28 PM

I love the demo, (camera issues aside) and it kind of reminds me of that old ps2 game Ring of Red for some reason.  Gonna buy day 1 just for the fact that I will be able to play a Strategy RPG on the box.

Once you get another tv or the vga adapter so you can play while the wifey watches tv Tongue
8666  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (It's Golden!) on: April 24, 2008, 09:52:02 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 24, 2008, 09:00:50 PM

I'm going to purchase this game day 1, the only thing to decide is what pre-order bonus to get.  War Elephant, Rhino, or some Bow?
I would've preferred a rhino, but the ease of ordering from Gamestop won out.  I've read that you can only get the rhino from pre-ordering in the store at best buy and there aren't any close enough for me.

Combined with the unlikelyhood of me hitting level 40 anyway, I'll take the mammoth
8667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread .... HALF A METRIC WEEK LEFT! on: April 24, 2008, 08:35:09 PM
We did hunter/hunted in COD4 many times when live was acting up and it was a blast.  Would be fun with vehicles too slywink
8668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread .... HALF A METRIC WEEK LEFT! on: April 24, 2008, 07:29:10 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 24, 2008, 05:47:12 PM

Quote from: depward on April 24, 2008, 05:32:56 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 24, 2008, 05:27:15 PM

Quote from: depward on April 24, 2008, 05:25:31 PM

Quote from: PointerOO on April 24, 2008, 05:19:54 PM

All this talk of multiplayer is making me consider getting an xbox 360 instead of a ps3. Then I remember that you have to pay for xbox live and that MLB the show is ps3 exclusive and I become confused.........

Although this forum is largely made up of 360 users, there will be a lot of mp action on the ps3... we're just not as vocal about it   icon_biggrin

I am sure all three of you will have a grand time...

Hilarious

Perhaps not quite hilarious, but certainly amusing.  icon_twisted

Wouldn't be nearly as hilarious if it weren't also true  ninja
8669  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain won't rule out pre-emptive war on: April 24, 2008, 04:10:27 PM
So are you saying that unbreakable has been broken?   ninja
8670  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (It's Golden!) on: April 24, 2008, 02:17:30 PM
They are up, got mine
8671  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain won't rule out pre-emptive war on: April 24, 2008, 01:17:37 PM
Thank you for the update and the action taken. smile
8672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 24, 2008, 12:28:33 PM

Quote from: Zekester on April 23, 2008, 07:17:56 PM

Oh, and by the way.......i've only posted TWO shirtless pics in all my days 'round here  retard
I was just now recovering from the first one and all the photoshopped re-treads. frown
8673  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain won't rule out pre-emptive war on: April 24, 2008, 11:13:11 AM
I'm confused how some people keep making claims, not backing them up, then accusing others of making claims and not backing them up when they didn't.

Incredibly short-sighted people that are completely full of themselves, good times.

Vietnam, the first Gulf War and WWI aren't a case of a pre-emptive war, since a war was already happening numbnuts.  Our involvement was to aid allies and/or to prevent further aggressions. 

Unbreakable seems to have some serious issues with basic definitions of terms if not outright facts. 

Define a Blockade

Define a Pre-emptive War

Then maybe we can see where you're coming from and you won't sound so g'damn crazy when you talk

It's like you randomly substitute the definition that suits you to whatever words you choose.

Btw, my definition of 'crazy' above is 'not well informed' as opposed to 'bat shit crazy'  finger
8674  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gas on: April 24, 2008, 10:57:24 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on April 23, 2008, 04:33:00 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 23, 2008, 03:23:58 PM

Here's my take on it.  I make X.  I can live on substantially less than X.  Do I ask those who employ me to pay me less (and perhaps spread the wealth out to other employees) because I can afford to?  FUCK NO I DON'T.

Do any of you?

How can we expect corporations to do the same?

gellar

We cant and we shouldnt, but some people just cant stand if a company makes what they think is 'too much', but will never give a definition of what they consider is enough money to allow a company to make.   Its easier to make the companies or in this case the republican party the villians in everything.

Stop the presses, I have to sign out now because I agree 100% with Brett and Hell hath froze over  icon_twisted
8675  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gas on: April 24, 2008, 10:53:57 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on April 23, 2008, 01:35:07 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2008, 01:28:13 AM

sometimes you have to wonder if Blackadar is an unbreakable Alt  icon_twisted

If that universe exists, then you must be Kobra's alt.  If we get sucked into that place, I have a gun with two bullets.  I'll flip ya to see which one of us gets the joy of going first.

You could just hand me the gun and I'll get ya both  ninja
8676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I really like this site! on: April 24, 2008, 10:34:39 AM
There goes the neighborhood, now they've proven they'll let anyone in, even Dicck
8677  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (It's Golden!) on: April 24, 2008, 10:29:24 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on April 24, 2008, 12:20:21 AM

I'll see you guys in Hyboria when it's $30. biggrin
How many times are you going to post to let us know you think the game is overpriced?
8678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Operation Darkness demo on: April 24, 2008, 05:05:01 AM
I love it so far except for the camera.  Just in the first 10 minutes of me playing I wanted to rip the heart out of the person who thought it was acceptable.

It's frustrating enough to kill it which is what I was afraid of when it was first mentioned that the game had camera issues.
8679  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 24, 2008, 01:17:41 AM
Once you have the red dot, if you are precise in your aiming it's the easiest gun for headshots.  I've done greater than 50% headshots with it on some nights and for awhile it was my favorite gun.
8680  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 23, 2008, 02:28:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0KqoT3NrwA&feature=related

This one has that shot you're talking about as well as a lot of other amazing things.

The one in particular that blows me away (aside from running around on vacant clearing whole rooms with the .50 cal) is on Crash when he jumps up and snipes over the fence and hits the guy that was falling from the stairs of the 3 story.  So he's airborne, his target is airborne and he snipes him.   icon_eek

I want!

edit:

heh, the end of this one he gets a 3 for 1 with one bullet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAAWiC2ucGs&feature=related
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