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9401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Say hello to my latest love..... on: January 24, 2008, 03:25:39 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 24, 2008, 01:19:25 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 24, 2008, 12:35:17 AM

Purty, what size?

32", which is MORE than large enough for our den. It's a rectangular room and we don't sit lengthwise, so it works great.

That's the size I should have bought, I'm the retard with a 42" about 3 feet in front of me and using it as a computer monitor.  My eyes won't be long for the world.
9402  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea open stress test on: January 24, 2008, 02:35:59 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on January 24, 2008, 01:30:19 PM

Played a bit more last night.  I have so many thoughts running around in my head regarding this game, both positive and negative.

It is fun being in a group with players that I know, which is on the Morgan Server as a member of Hark's pirate gang.  But in discovering the Economy tutorial last night, I believe this is where I am going to find my longterm enjoyment.  I am definately making a Freetrader on another server tonight to mess around with this class.





 

You can do most of the economic stuff with a pirate, you just can't build the top tier of any of the branches. Freetrader skills are based around getting added discounts or bonuses to economic things and being able to build the top of each tree.  I'm huge into the economy and that's my main focus in the game but I think I prefer the pirate skillset and combat skills as well, in particular the good stealth combined with kite skills to allow me to run my goods undisturbed so I can not fear for my goods.
9403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Club - Demo Tomorrow on XBL **BAH Europe and Aus only** on: January 24, 2008, 02:33:00 PM
After playing through a couple times I'd say it's fun and has potential as a nice diversion.  It won't be unseating COD4, Burnout or Pirates on my list of priority games though.
9404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Club - Demo Tomorrow on XBL **BAH Europe and Aus only** on: January 24, 2008, 11:33:45 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 24, 2008, 10:29:41 AM

Not sure what it says about me, but this demo was very addictive.  Finally managed a 6.6 million score on the score attack level, insane difficulty.

Sooo fun.

So THAT's where you were  ninja
9405  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea open stress test on: January 23, 2008, 05:51:46 PM
http://www.burningsea.com/pages/page.php?pageKey=uc/viewItem&item_id=20105

http://www.burningsea.com/pages/page.php?pageKey=uc/viewItem&item_id=20103
9406  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea open stress test on: January 23, 2008, 05:50:41 PM
Most boarding combat for me is over in about 5 seconds, I hit Push, then fire my gun at the captain, hit the 'Attack my target' then hit the attack to lower their balance and finally an attack or two for damage.  Sometimes I don't make it to the balance attack before the captain is dead.
9407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: January 23, 2008, 05:48:51 PM
360 doesn't require the blade either

I'm having a blast with this game both online and not.  I'm also very surprised that I have fun with showtime mode as well.  It feels like Katamari with cars.
9408  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea open stress test on: January 23, 2008, 01:38:07 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on January 23, 2008, 01:36:16 PM

I got to play for about 2 hours last night.  I need to play more before I post any real impressions other than to say that no amount of warning could have prepared me for how awful the ship boarding combat seems to be.



 





   

Really it is, it's a huge blemish in an otherwise truly engrossing game.  It's growing on me more and more as I setup the supply chain and we have several people working together.
9409  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea open stress test on: January 23, 2008, 01:37:25 PM
Anyone with a station account, please log into burningsea.com and go to the user content area.  We have a couple items there that need a total of 25 good votes to get passed to the review committee and put in the game.  They are HH Logo and HH Sail.  I'd like to get them in the game so our ships and jackets can have our logo on them.
9410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: January 22, 2008, 01:55:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 22, 2008, 01:44:41 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 22, 2008, 01:27:13 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 22, 2008, 09:33:46 AM

Major Nelson's blog has this week's Live activity list and CoD 4 has topped Halo 3. I think thats the first time its happened.

Didn't I predict this was going to happen in early 08? I am 99% sure I did. I think COD4 has a good chance of staying up there. The game is a certified blockbuster, and frankly, the MP is just better.

And I hope they realize it and don't implement the Halo ranking system. It's fun for a while, but when you cap out it becomes nothing but frustrating.

What ranking system are you talking about, are you talking about the TrueSkill rank that stops at 50?  If so then you're making the same mistake many people did and that's trying to 'cap it out'.  It's a number to show how good you are at the game, and it's all relative, not absolute.  Given a perfect world where every one always played at their best you'd have players ranked between 1-50 and the 50 would always win over a 49.  I think the system itself is great, but people can't stand the thought that they may never get to 50 and started bitching, while people that got to 50 in a couple weeks bitched that they were done.  They weren't done, they need to keep playing so the game gets a high enough statistical average to determine their real rank.  The confusion is the only reason I'm glad it's not in COD4.  I wish it was in to avoid some of the mismatches though, since COD4 rank is only a value of how much you play and even the worst player even can eventually be 55 prestige 10.
9411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Constantine on: January 22, 2008, 11:45:04 AM
Pretty amusing, I just watched this last night and see this thread today.
9412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 22, 2008, 11:19:38 AM

Quote from: KePoW on January 22, 2008, 01:42:49 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 22, 2008, 01:15:04 AM

Buncha fucking pussies that play ranked matches.  Out of the 7 ranked matches I played tonight, 5 of them quit mid-way through the song when they weren't winning.  I lost the other two, so my official tally for the night is 0-2.  If you're gonna play, man-up and take the losses as well as the wins.  Quit being such babies.   finger   I also really wish there was a way to keep the bonus songs out of the rotation.  There's a reason they're not main songs, and it's because the majority of them completely suck.

On a related note, I'm stuck on where to play.  I routinely get worked at Expert level (I maybe win 2 out of 10), but I win pretty consistently on Hard.  I'm decent enough that after a win on Hard yesterday, I had someone accuse me of playing down just to get wins.  I don't want to be 'that guy', but I also don't want to get my ass kicked all the time.  What do you guys think?  (as far as the solo tiers go, I've beaten everything but the last 2 songs on Hard, and hit a wall on one of middle Expert tiers (the one with Train Kept A-rollin and Detroit Rock City)) 

I haven't played any of the competitive match types in a while, but I thought you get credited with a win if someone drops out on you toward the end of a song.  I'm also pretty sure that the one time I had drop a match (due to something in RL), I got a loss for it

as for which difficulty to play, I say Hard...that's what I played on, even though I beat the Solo Career mode for Expert guitar.  some Expert songs I just miss way too many notes on, and it's not quite as 'fun' to play

You do get a win if they leave, I got my 5 in a row achievement with 2 drops finishing up my streak.
9413  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Should GamingTrend Start Banning Anyone Who Crossposts on Octopus Overlords? on: January 19, 2008, 08:45:55 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 19, 2008, 02:45:46 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 18, 2008, 09:36:08 PM

Some people might argue that forcibly separating the two communities would promote greater diversity, but anyone who doesn't feel that GamingTrend and Octopus Overlords already have distinct personalities probably hasn't spent enough time at each site.

Not that I actually support censorship like this (which doesn't prevent me from joking about it), but isn't discouraging the cross posting, rather than "forcing" a diversity, instead acknowledging the diversity, and rejecting what OO represents?

Actually, the only thing I dislike is having to read "this has been cross posted at OO".  Does anyone bother mentioning when they cross post here and at Bovine Conspiracy, or QT3, or Penny-Arcade, or whatever?  I've just never seen the reason for it, since the sites are not affiliated.

I've seen people mention other sites many times when posting, they'll say 'here's the post I made over at 'x' site'
9414  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea open stress test on: January 19, 2008, 02:32:59 AM
Morgan server, Pirate faction Harkonis Sparx is the toon to add to your friends list
9415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: undertow is the free xbla game on: January 18, 2008, 11:54:06 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 18, 2008, 11:37:09 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on January 18, 2008, 10:58:14 PM

My reaction is...whatever....I don't really have any interest in this game but I won't complain...If it is crap....atleast it was free

Agreed. Didn't like the demo at all.

Of course, I won't have access to my 360 during those 3 days they're offering it, so I won't be getting this for free anyway.

You won't have access due to your 360 dying so you can't get your free game due to live dying?   icon_eek
9416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: undertow is the free xbla game on: January 18, 2008, 11:53:08 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 18, 2008, 08:18:15 PM

I'd have preferred Bionic Commando : ReArmed biggrin

+1
9417  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Any COD4 this weekend? on: January 18, 2008, 11:52:21 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 18, 2008, 10:57:29 PM

Quote from: Kratz on January 18, 2008, 08:09:58 PM

Do I have to play with Harkonis, or is he banned?

Because he steals your kills or you dont like him? Both are valid reasons.

I ain't the kill stealer  you need to aim that at Kato who has the crown by a great deal.
9418  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea open stress test on: January 18, 2008, 12:17:20 PM
I'm playing this for for at least the first free month just to have something to do during the dry spell we're having.  Morgan server, pirate faction.
9419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 18, 2008, 12:10:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 18, 2008, 04:48:28 AM

Anyone having problems not hearing all the tracks when playing over XBL?  It happened last night with Fyedaddy & Grue, and in a couple matches again tonight. I was on guitar/bass, and Fyedaddy was on the other.  I could hear my guitar and the drums fine, but couldn't hear his track at all.   Thought it was maybe a problem with my headset, but it happened again tonight in two different groups when I was using the mic to do the vocal track.  Strange...

It seems to emphasize the track you are playing and this sometimes drowns out the other players tracks when playing remotely.  I've noticed it's especially bad if you're doing much better than the other person.  Similar to how GH 2 would lean the volume towards the winner.
9420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next two weeks Rock Band DLC on: January 17, 2008, 02:59:45 PM

Quote from: The Grue on January 17, 2008, 01:02:45 PM

Quote from: Chaz on January 17, 2008, 03:44:38 AM

Wait 'til you see what's coming about two weeks after that.  It will be awesome.  My GF can't wait.   ninja

Wait, do you work there?  Can you answer my question about why the Coheed and Cambria song from the same album as Welcome Home would be a cover?  You'd figure if they have the master for one song, they would the other.

The David Bowie pack was a mix of covers and an original as well. Not sure if there is any rhyme or reason to it other than they take whatever they can get.
9421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next two weeks Rock Band DLC on: January 17, 2008, 02:58:19 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 17, 2008, 12:24:02 PM

Quote
    * Working Man - Rush *Cover* (160 MS points/ $2)
They just keep bringing me what I want.  God I love Harmonix....

After the last Rush cover's horrid vocals I'm not nearly as excited as I could be.
9422  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: January 17, 2008, 02:57:44 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on January 17, 2008, 02:24:30 PM

Moved up 3 notches to 1.95 on Tuesday night. I have to play multiple games of at least 5 kills to every death to raise it at this point and even if I do that two or three times one rough game can drop it back down. Pretty sure the reason I managed tuesday was a particularly exceptional pair of games where I only died once each. First one I finished 35/1 and the other was like 23/1. Unfortunately the death in the first game was after 24 kills.. I was so disappointed. I wanted to break my kill streak something fierce.

2.00 will be mine.

I just have to ignore you every time I look at the leaderboards.  Both your accuracy and your k/d are so damned high compared to mine.  I had 5 games of 30+ kills and <6 deaths and didn't even move .01 frown
9423  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: What MMO's are everyone doing these days? on: January 17, 2008, 12:45:24 PM
Everytime I play WoW I stop for the same two reasons.  I look at the endgame and realize that as much fun as I am having getting there (I like pvp and especially open world pvp) that once I'm 70 it's all about who has the most time and friends to raid to get the gear.   The other reason is every major patch breaks all my UI mods and it's such a pain getting it all straightened out that I've quit 3 times over new patches.
9424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next two weeks Rock Band DLC on: January 17, 2008, 11:47:35 AM

Quote from: Chaz on January 17, 2008, 03:44:38 AM

Wait 'til you see what's coming about two weeks after that.  It will be awesome.  My GF can't wait.   ninja

You are pure evil Chaz, I take back the congrats for the job! Tongue
9425  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: January 17, 2008, 11:45:06 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 17, 2008, 04:06:12 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 17, 2008, 01:37:08 AM

<sigh> Kato, always playing when I'm not able to be online.

You should come shoot mechs with us sometime.

<runs away>

Heh, you know what? I was looking around my game room today and I still have Chromehounds....  ninja

Hey nice night of gaming with JarrodHK and Hellspawn.  Climbed to 1.54 in KD so maybe just maybe..... I can catch Harkonis  paranoid heh who am I kidding  icon_wink

I've mentioned it before but you can definitely catch me, all you have to do is play.  You have half the kills I do so it's much quicker for you to gain than me. 

I tried playing Chromehounds and the constant network disconnections in-game combined with the inability to skip news messages remined me why I quit in the first place frown

I did manage to creep up to 1.61 k/d but I think it slipped back down before I went to bed.

For many days now I haven't seen more than 1 or 2 of you on and playing COD4 at peak time, you guys done with this now?
9426  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: January 16, 2008, 10:22:16 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 16, 2008, 07:08:58 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 16, 2008, 04:53:45 PM

I was unable to harvest the power of the jars   crybaby

Maybe if you beat the single player on Veteran you can harvest the power of the jars.   icon_twisted

If I tried doing that I would probably sell my game or break it and never play again.
9427  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: January 16, 2008, 04:53:45 PM
I was unable to harvest the power of the jars   crybaby
9428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 16, 2008, 07:24:51 AM
Counting all the downloaded songs plus drum mods, and seats etc, I think I'm closer to $600 or so.
9429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band: Meet the Bands! on: January 15, 2008, 03:06:18 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 14, 2008, 07:39:23 PM

No double bass drums on those kits? 

Lame.   icon_twisted

If my backorder ever gets filled (3-4 weeks, ouch) I'll have a double bass pedal setup for RB slywink
9430  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: What's the Next Big MP Game? on: January 15, 2008, 01:09:05 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 15, 2008, 06:03:46 AM

Quote from: JuniorDan on January 15, 2008, 05:33:18 AM

Burnout Paradise .......................oh wait..... ATB don't like racing games, right?
Frontlines: Fuel of War

I am very cautiously optimistic for Frontlines....  I hope it turns out as good as they promote it to be.

After playing the demos for Frontlines on both PC and XBOX Live, I'll drastically have to re-think my opinions of those of you who buy it slywink  The controls are total crap on both platforms though the game concept isn't bad.

9431  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: January 15, 2008, 02:22:35 AM
With live being picky that probably has something to do with overall enjoyment and performance.  We've done a lot more private matches lately.
9432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: January 14, 2008, 06:47:30 PM
It's been over 20 days btw, not 2 weeks.  I'm fine with whatever they give us since the license agreement says they don't owe us anything anyway.

There are plenty of other things we can do while live is down, and plenty of them have fees we pay even when not using them as well.
9433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Don't miss the Ninja Parade! on: January 13, 2008, 07:46:02 PM
http://www.thatvideosite.com/video/5825
9434  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Any COD4 this weekend? on: January 13, 2008, 07:44:36 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 13, 2008, 06:39:46 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 13, 2008, 02:06:40 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 13, 2008, 07:34:19 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2008, 11:12:52 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 12, 2008, 11:08:45 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2008, 09:41:43 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 12, 2008, 09:36:14 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2008, 09:28:53 PM

Quote from: UncleSmoothie on January 12, 2008, 08:52:55 PM

I won't be around much until Sunday, but I should be playing for a while that morning.

You mean after church?

Dude.

 icon_biggrin

 Roll Eyes

I'll be playing hockey tomorrow morning.  So there.

Stop taking yourself so seriously.

 Roll Eyes

Stop taking yourself so seriously.

Roll Eyes

 tear  ninja
9435  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Any COD4 this weekend? on: January 13, 2008, 01:58:23 AM
I red ringed tonight so I'm loading my GT on another xbox.  Will be on when it's done.
9436  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Any COD4 this weekend? on: January 12, 2008, 05:31:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 12, 2008, 04:03:31 PM

I had a chance to play against a full team of GTers the other night and I rather enjoyed it.  It was fun to shoot at people I know for a change! ;p

The difference between you being on the other team and ATB was that you were kicking our ass and the rest of your team let you down.
9437  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So here I am, building lists for 360 GT'ers... on: January 11, 2008, 11:56:24 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 11, 2008, 06:24:22 PM

Hark, you just singlehandedly built the friday night list.

congrats.


I'm sure I've forgotten someone and they will probably hate me slywink
9438  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So here I am, building lists for 360 GT'ers... on: January 11, 2008, 06:23:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 11, 2008, 05:04:58 PM

I want to be on TEAM ROCKET!!!

actually, I haven't played any MP on the 360 for awhile, and probably won't until Vegas 2 comes out, although I'm fighting the itch to try out CoD4 MP on the 360.

Do it CK!  We had so much fun in R6:V

oh, and leo8877 should be on my list Purge, just don't have space on my friend's list for him so I didn't remember to list him. frown
9439  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So here I am, building lists for 360 GT'ers... on: January 11, 2008, 04:50:47 PM
_____________________________
XBL Tag: Harkonis

Frequent Friends:
ATB
PeteRock
Gaming Trend
msduncan
Papa Smurff 4 (or whatever his damn tag is lol)
USMC Kato
Pr0ner
JarrodHK
Godhugh
Loomi360
CSL GT
DamageInc GT
Dreamshadow1977
ELGUAOPODC
ForgeForsaken
FUZZx
fuzzyslug
IkeV
Inver
Jancelot
KaigenSS
Kasei Vallis
KeySJU
msteelers
PhillyPeteRock
Skystride
Soulchilde
Uncle Smoothie
Yankeeman84
_____________________________

Those would be the ones I play with the most.  Most of those are daily for me.
9440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Soul Calibur IV to feature...Vader and Yoda? on: January 10, 2008, 07:42:38 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 10, 2008, 05:31:56 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 10, 2008, 05:22:27 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 10, 2008, 03:19:18 PM

Cortosis Weave

Hair Extensions for Sentient AI loaded into master chief? What will they think up next?

a playable Superman character who can rip the shield off his chest, throw it and have it engulf his opponent in saran wrap?

hmmm, this seems vaguely familiar but I can't quite place it.... oh well, nm.  It's a stupid idea anyway, nobody would ever do that.
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