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8681  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Got my wheel back, Forza 2 is available to be rocked on: April 13, 2008, 04:16:46 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on April 13, 2008, 01:42:46 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 13, 2008, 09:16:40 AM

I'll be running a semi-private (just msg me for invite) room tomorrow from whenever till whenever smile

We should have 4-8 people for most of the day.  Good money for your career as long as you're not always in last.  we'll mix it up enough to try to make everyone happy.

I haven't played since Nov or so and I'm dying to make it a regular thing again.

I do have all the tracks though and will probably be rotating the new tracks in while we play.

I'd like to second the idea of the two new track packs.  Motegi is a nice ring course, and Road America has some good challenging turn patterns.  As soon as I finish my WOW dailies, I should be on.

Addict!  ninja
8682  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Rocks re: HD-DVD on: April 13, 2008, 04:13:07 PM
I bought mine through them and didn't get this email frown
8683  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What do you look like? on: April 13, 2008, 10:45:10 AM

Quote from: Trent Steel on April 12, 2008, 11:12:54 PM

Quote from: Zekester on April 12, 2008, 09:00:55 PM

Three beautiful girls.

You lucky dog.


I apologize to everyone who is disappointed that I don't look more like a psychopathic neanderthal. 

You don't?
8684  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 18 years too short for this man?http://www.thestar.com/article/410522 on: April 13, 2008, 09:22:21 AM

Quote from: Windows95 on April 05, 2008, 09:10:54 PM

Gratch, the reality is that many victims of crime could have used better judgement.  Fraud victims often fall for “too good to be true” scams, theft victims frequently leave themselves exposed or their valuables in an unsafe location.  Do I refuse to take a break and enter report when I find the victim left their front door unlocked?  No of course not.  They were stupid, they screwed up, doesn’t mean they deserve to be victimized.

The law is supposed to protect our most vulnerable and innocent.  I might not have much sympathy for some of victims I deal with on many calls, but that doesn’t excuse the act of the offender.  This man’s actions are considered a crime (I believe quite rightfully) because he had knowledge of his infection, and even if he were to argue he had no intent to infect anyone, he acted with criminal negligence (basically, he should know the risk factor was too great to engage in unprotected sex).  Is the sentence appropriate? That might be more open to debate, but I think it fits.  If it was some simple infection with minimal complications or easy treatment, then the sentence would be harsh.  Unfortunately he has committed his victims to a lifetime of medical treatment and quite likely a shortened life.

They might have taken a stupid risk and lost big time, but he knowingly endangered lives for personal pleasure.


+1

Bad judgement or being a general idiot is not the same as malicious intent or going out of your way to hurt someone's well being.
8685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: April 13, 2008, 09:18:16 AM

Quote from: The Grue on April 13, 2008, 02:41:50 AM

I've never really been into the comic book character, and I hate that I have seen trailers using Black Sabbath's Iron Man to promote the film, and yet I am very interested in this.

Where exactly did you think Black Sabbath got the song title/idea from anyway? slywink
8686  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Got my wheel back, Forza 2 is available to be rocked on: April 13, 2008, 09:16:40 AM
I'll be running a semi-private (just msg me for invite) room tomorrow from whenever till whenever smile

We should have 4-8 people for most of the day.  Good money for your career as long as you're not always in last.  we'll mix it up enough to try to make everyone happy.

I haven't played since Nov or so and I'm dying to make it a regular thing again.

I do have all the tracks though and will probably be rotating the new tracks in while we play.
8687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What do you look like? on: April 12, 2008, 07:31:25 AM






asst of photos of me for people's photoshopping fun
8688  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 11, 2008, 03:00:20 PM
One of the more advanced skill sets needed is to conserve ammo and make sure you put someone down in as few bullets as possible.  I wouldn't focus on it when just starting, but it is something to keep in your mind.

Part of the reason I do as well as I do is because I don't have to reload often, and I can stretch my ammo out for awhile as well.  When I face down 3v1 situations, I rarely have to reload or switch weapons before I'm either dead or they are slywink  Being able to control the recoil is huge imo.  I see a lot of people who will use an entire clip 1v1 and then get tagged reloading by the second player who approaches.  Short controlled bursts can help prevent this from happening.  Pull the trigger 3-4 times during your fight instead of holding it down for 2-3 seconds like you probably do.  Unless you're using a spraying weapon like the p90, you'll have a greater chance of getting a kill with the bursts.

Another tip I've found is that when using the M16 on a moving target, you can sweep the gun slightly while firing the burst and you get a much greater chance of hitting.  You just have to be very easy on all stick movements.

I play on 6 sensitivity currently and am working my way back up to 8 which is where I used to play at.
8689  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Friday night Vegas 2 on: April 11, 2008, 12:21:32 PM
I have to find time to play my All Sports Pro Rock Call of City Vegas Forza Six 4 2 Villains Band game sometime this weekend.
8690  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 11, 2008, 12:19:27 PM
btw, this means you don't have any excuses now CK. Tongue
8691  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 11, 2008, 12:19:05 PM
Every time someone hits 55+ and flips they are level 1 and lose all their gear so there will often be low level people playing, they just have experience with the maps and game.

In addition, from the time I'm level 6, I'm already maxed on all the perks and weapons I use throughout all 55 levels with the exception of the bandolier that comes at 32.

I very much disagree that a level 55 is any better than a level 10 or so.  Some of the best performing weapons, m16, rpd, mp5 are starter weapons and by level 10 you can have red dots and grips on all of them.

Someone that knows all the maps inside and out could win with just a pistol and no perks against someone who is level 55 and has never played on a particular map. 

Most of the truly game changing perks are early, the later ones are more of a style choice for people who don't just shoot.  Claymores, martyrdom, last stand, change the way you play the game, but not really how effective you are imo.  Martyrdom helps you get a kill for every couple deaths, but it's not hard to work around opponents using it.

If the starting weapons had sucked, I'd agree with you that a late comer would be at a severe disadvantage, but as it is if you can get your map time in and your controls down you'll be fine.
8692  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 11, 2008, 02:23:44 AM

Quote from: ATB on April 11, 2008, 12:32:28 AM

Wait. We're in the MP forum now.  This house Sho gone crazy!

That means you won't be needing a jacket.


Thanks Arthur
8693  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 11, 2008, 12:01:27 AM
Map knowledge is key, tactics second, skill is a distant third.
8694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV console choices on: April 10, 2008, 02:58:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 10, 2008, 02:51:51 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 10, 2008, 01:55:53 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 10, 2008, 06:53:52 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 10, 2008, 06:29:34 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 10, 2008, 05:58:51 AM

Quote from: gellar on April 10, 2008, 04:44:17 AM

Quote from: Purge on April 10, 2008, 03:28:20 AM

LOL. gellar is TehPredictable. slywink

Well I wouldn't buy a game for a system that I am 50% sure I am going to sell and 99% sure is going to break, would I? slywink

gellar

If I was 100% sure I'd have a blast with friends while I still had the machine and it was working, I sure would. ninja

but teh G doesn't lower himself to play MP with us plebs  icon_wink

Indeed.

Actually it's more along the lines of my gaming time is generally anywhere from 10-45 minute bursts and I've found that isn't really very conducive to online gaming.  By the time you setup and/or find a decent game, it's time to go do something else.  Couple that with the distinct possibility I won't be gaming at all whenever the XBL flavor of the week(s) is released due to bidnez and it just doesn't make sense for me at all to even have an XBL Gold sub (which is why I don't).  My 360 hasn't even been turned on since sometime in February, though that speaks more to the awesome that is MLB Teh Show and Hot Shots Golf than anything else.

Also, I don't like any of you.

gellar

His mouth says no, but his eyes say yes.

I can feel the love.

* CeeKay queues up 'Can you feel the love tonight?'
This one's for CK and gellar..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU
8695  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Maps Are Up: LIVE Groans Under the strain on: April 10, 2008, 07:29:27 AM
¿Rama lama ding dong!

Get it right! slywink

Had a blast playing with all of you.  Sorry you didn't want to play Forza with me Pete, but it ended up being a blast playing COD4 as backup.  Hard to choose between the two and sometimes it's easier having the choice made for me.

Look forward to killing you soon.  ninja
8696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV console choices on: April 10, 2008, 05:58:51 AM

Quote from: gellar on April 10, 2008, 04:44:17 AM

Quote from: Purge on April 10, 2008, 03:28:20 AM

LOL. gellar is TehPredictable. slywink

Well I wouldn't buy a game for a system that I am 50% sure I am going to sell and 99% sure is going to break, would I? slywink

gellar

If I was 100% sure I'd have a blast with friends while I still had the machine and it was working, I sure would. ninja
8697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Smoky steering wheel, what to do on: April 10, 2008, 04:30:15 AM
I recently got my replacement steering wheel for the 360 since mine had broken.  I don't smoke and am very sensitive to the smell of smoke and this wheel reeks badly.  It was obviously previously used by a heavy smoker and after playing one race my hands smelled just like they used to when I finished smoking a cig.  It's an extreme amount of smell.

My question is twofold, how do I remove the odor without damaging the wheel, and should I contact M$ and bitch about it at all.

8698  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Got my wheel back, Forza 2 is available to be rocked on: April 09, 2008, 09:44:52 PM
Now that my wheel is finally back, I'm up for COD4 and Forza 2 both. smile
8699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV console choices on: April 09, 2008, 02:55:39 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 09, 2008, 02:28:37 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 09, 2008, 03:07:33 AM

I'm in for 360.  I'll take any choice of PS3 as a personal attack on the option of playing with me.   ninja

Quote from: godhugh on April 09, 2008, 04:40:30 AM

360 version. The PS3 offers no real benefit in this case.

The benefit it offers is not getting your ass kicked in MP by Hark. slywink

I still don't have a PS3 so 360 for me! If it does eventually come out on PC I may buy it there too. I'm like that.

Now now, eventually I'll buy a PS3 just to administer an asskicking.

Wonderpug is right though, if ever a game was going to make you want to rip your headset off it'll be GTA on Live with random people.
8700  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: With OO down anyone up for a basic werewolf game? on: April 09, 2008, 12:48:47 PM
sure, I'm the werewolf... damn, ruined it again!  ninja
8701  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: April 09, 2008, 12:42:11 PM
Hey Neuro, long time no see.  I'll probably be on more often coming up, been on a binge of FPS lately.  Soulchilde should be on fairly frequently still.
8702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV console choices on: April 09, 2008, 03:07:33 AM
I'm in for 360.  I'll take any choice of PS3 as a personal attack on the option of playing with me.   ninja
8703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horrible design choices in otherwise great games on: April 08, 2008, 04:03:23 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on April 08, 2008, 03:47:35 PM

I thought the boss fight in Bioshock was godawful, and totally out of place.

There was an awful lot of Mass Effect that was poorly done also.  Pretty much all of the sidequests and planetary exploration.

And in Rainbow 6, why do I have to target my wounded teammate to have my other teammate heal him?  In fact, why do I have to tell my teammate to heal the wounded teammate in the first place.  They're standing right next to each other.  What's wrong with you?  Can't you see the man's in pain.  Instead, I gotta go find them and say, hey buddy, how about sticking a hypodermic in your friend lying on the ground right fucking next to you.

Assholes.

You don't have to target the teammate to have the other one heal him, just hit up on the pad and the non-wounded guy will heal the downed one.  The reason they wait until you tell them too is because they don't know if you want him to heal the guy or keep trying to kill the bad guys.  Sometimes it's prudent to get him up ASAP even under fire, but other times you're better off having the AI guy provide cover fire while you heal the guy or just both of you killing the last of the badguys before healing.

Asshole
8704  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 08, 2008, 03:58:47 PM
I know too many GT'rs from Canada, no thanks slywink
8705  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Olympic Torch relay on: April 08, 2008, 03:54:10 PM

Quote from: CSL on April 08, 2008, 03:36:57 PM

Quote from: Blackhawk on April 08, 2008, 02:24:26 PM

The problem is that they're taking the protests too far.

Maybe the IOC shouldn't have given the Olympics to a government of thugs and liars.

But we didn't get the Olympics this year   ninja
8706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The History of Data Storage (in pictures!) on: April 08, 2008, 03:36:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 08, 2008, 03:09:30 PM

8 inch floppies  icon_lol
I'd hate to see it hard!
8707  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 08, 2008, 03:30:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 08, 2008, 02:46:35 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 08, 2008, 02:45:10 PM

If I could preorder the damned Killer Rhino I'd probably go ahead and bite at this point just because I'm starved for a mmo slywink

I think the Best Buy CE is supposed to have the Rhino.  of course you can't use it until you hit level 40.

And you can't pre-order it yet unless you live in Canada frown
8708  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: April 08, 2008, 02:45:10 PM
If I could preorder the damned Killer Rhino I'd probably go ahead and bite at this point just because I'm starved for a mmo slywink
8709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horrible design choices in otherwise great games on: April 08, 2008, 02:12:47 PM
interesting use of spoiler tags, not sure what you were hiding and what you were showing slywink

Overall the whole game revolves around finding the trigger point that stops the waves of enemies, then mopping up the ones that already spawned and repeating until you get to the end of the game.  It's fun if you don't think about the fact that that is all  you are doing. 

I agree though that it's bad design and trigger points like this are what really irk me in both COD4 and R6V:2
8710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 08, 2008, 01:49:24 PM
For some reason I found the statement from Gedd about OO admins outnumbering Dirt on Qt3 to be way funnier than I should have.
8711  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Olympic Torch relay on: April 08, 2008, 01:27:31 PM

Quote from: Crux on April 08, 2008, 11:33:22 AM

The Olympics is supposed to be above politics. As such, the IOC is supposed to choose appropriate hosts for the Olympic Games. Instead they chose China. If we could get an IOC that was less politically driven, then maybe this would never have happened.

very true, I think awarding the games to China was not very well thought out.
8712  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Business lessons learned from WoW on: April 08, 2008, 01:25:34 PM
supposedly that is active subscriptions and does not count lapsed ones.  Seems pretty high for that imo, but I think they've sold more than 10million copies of the game
8713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 07, 2008, 02:32:24 PM

Quote from: Brendan on April 05, 2008, 08:12:04 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 05, 2008, 07:41:59 PM

Quote from: Brendan on April 05, 2008, 05:10:14 PM

Hmm.  I look forward to you guys helpin' a brother out.  Vigilante squad - to action!  Turn in your friends and neighbors!

You are kidding right?   Citizens are really supposed to turn a blind eye to lawbreaking in your opinion?   

Have you ever turned a blind eye to software or music piracy?

I wasn't aware that the act of stealing software online or music online could directly kill someone.  hmmm, you live in an odd odd place.
8714  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 07, 2008, 02:30:26 PM

Quote from: happydog on April 05, 2008, 07:03:36 PM

Telling the management = Not a jerk. Good for you for trying to help.
Calling the cops = Kind of a jerk. I doubt you can say under 100% certainty that you know exactly what the situation was.

It's not his job to know what the exact situation is, but it is the cop's job and they will hopefully get to the bottom of it.  If nothing was going on, they will deal with it appropriately.  The act of calling them isn't bad, it's not like they show up and immediately haul everyone away without checking things out.

The police have a rough job.

If you see someone driving drunk, call the cops and give a description.  Maybe they aren't drunk, hell maybe they just dropped a cig and swerved a bit.  Either way the cops can find out. 

As an aside, I'm slightly amused that I could have predicted prior to the thread who would say it was a jerk thing, who would say it wasn't and who would fly off the handle.  Some people are very predictable.
8715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars: Force Unleashed on: April 07, 2008, 01:28:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 07, 2008, 01:53:35 AM

Quote from: Doopri on April 07, 2008, 12:08:47 AM

first level as darth vader? check! smile

just remember, if it's a just turned Vader he's not going to be as bad ass as you think  icon_wink

Since Vader's apprentice is in the game, it's probably not a noob Vader
8716  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: April 07, 2008, 02:18:03 AM
Wow, wtf happened there?
8717  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Maps Are Up: LIVE Groans Under the strain on: April 06, 2008, 07:47:38 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 06, 2008, 10:20:23 AM

Wow, taking a long break from COD4 and coming back is great.  Played with Jarrodhk the whole night and we pretty much dominated every match.  Unfortunately like I said, there was only two of us, we missed the rest of the regular shooter crowd.

I actually went out and was social on the barscene last night since my connection went out.  I'll be on getting double xp most of today and tonight though.  Hope to see ya there.
8718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: April 06, 2008, 07:46:43 PM
That's not a game mechanic so I have no idea what's going on with you.  Probably just really bad lag.  I haven't fired it up in a week, been playing COD4 on the 360  ninja
8719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD4 map pack -- when? on: April 05, 2008, 02:48:07 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 05, 2008, 01:18:21 AM

<sigh>  I need to stop reading these threads and being tempted to pick of CoD4 for the 360....

DO IT!
8720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD4 map pack -- when? on: April 05, 2008, 12:57:59 AM
http://iamfourzerotwo.com/

for some info
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