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8761  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Logitech goodness on: April 15, 2008, 05:29:30 PM
Just installed the  Z-5500  and I'm pretty blown away. 
8762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: April 15, 2008, 02:57:26 PM

Quote from: JayDee on April 15, 2008, 01:07:11 PM

The web site said I should be getting a notification email about my RMA request. This morning there is still nothing in my inbox although if I log into my EA account it shows my request there. I'm getting a bit worried.

I returned a guitar and drums and never got email confirmation, they still showed up though.
8763  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rock Band - organized jam sessions on: April 15, 2008, 02:54:34 PM
I have all DLC except the earache thrash pack and I'll play any instrument
8764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Drink To Relax? on: April 15, 2008, 10:34:13 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 15, 2008, 10:04:30 AM


Finally found something where we think 100% differently. 

Bud Light, only thing I like about it is the Real Men of Genius commercials.

I do love some Guinness though.
8765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: April 15, 2008, 12:05:19 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 14, 2008, 02:49:26 PM

Yay for "Sex in the City"

 ninja turns in man card

off-topic SatC story

I was made to watch all of these with one of my ex-gf's.  We watched 2 seasons straight through in a marathon that just about killed me mentally and physically.  However, it was all worth it for just one episode.  One of the girls ends up sleeping with one of the other girl's brothers and it causes some issues.  My gf turns to me and says 'what kind of asshole would date and treat their best friend's brother like that'.  This same ex-gf once left me for the brother of her best friend and that ended up blowing up in epic proportions which is why her comment left me sitting there jaw dropped, trying not to say anything but I couldn't resist.  I simply said 'was so-and-so not the brother of your best friend?' Well, it got me out of watching the rest of the show then. smile
8766  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 14, 2008, 12:03:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 14, 2008, 05:01:03 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 11, 2008, 12:19:27 PM

btw, this means you don't have any excuses now CK. Tongue

OK.. I got an excuse....

I've started playing CoD4 MP on the PC.  Massive battles, mouse/keyboard controls...  5 hours in and I'm loving it!



let me tell you, when a server had 50+ slots open and has them regularly filled they should not be having 'Shipment' in the map rotation.  I think at one point everyone playing had 100+ deaths in one game of Team DM on that map- it was so crowded people were spawning on top of their enemies!

Even with 1337 mouse/keyboard you have more deaths than kills slywink  Yes, I went there, but only because I'm jealous about the controls.

As an aside, I find the 360 controls very comfortable and this is the first game that makes me feel fine about fps on a console.  Combined with the overly crowded mp games and lack of rankings and live and I definitely prefer 360 gaming to PC now.
8767  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
8768  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
8769  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?
8770  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.
8771  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
8772  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.
8773  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
8774  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.
8775  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.
8776  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
8777  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.
8778  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
8779  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.
8780  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
8781  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
8782  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
8783  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.

8784  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
8785  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.
8786  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
8787  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.
8788  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
8789  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
8790  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
8791  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
8792  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!
8793  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
8794  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
8795  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
8796  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.
8797  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.
8798  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
8799  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.
8800  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.
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