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2721  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice try Fox News. on: October 04, 2006, 08:58:07 PM
I'm not even sure someone should lose his job.  It was probably an honest, if stupid, mistake that was promptly corrected when noticed.  I doubt that anyone will be misled, or anyone's vote affected.
2722  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice try Fox News. on: October 04, 2006, 08:39:20 PM
On a side note, when did the Republican party get so gay?!
2723  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife's 30th. Wanna do 'Something' Special on: October 04, 2006, 08:37:55 PM
2724  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Group wants us to boycott Dunkin Donuts and Applebees for not hiring illegals? on: October 04, 2006, 08:29:07 PM
Commies don't deserve donuts.
2725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: October 04, 2006, 06:55:24 PM
I figured it out.  I did have to replay the previous mission to get a better mix of units.  I'll spell it out if anyone else is having trouble with this mission, but won't bother if I'm the only dumbass who couldn't get it.
2726  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 03:45:37 PM
I've done it.  You'll need a tool you can pick up at Radio Shack.  Wireless is probably easier though.  I don't think the speed difference is that noticeable, especially since you're not a PC gamer.
2727  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife's 30th. Wanna do 'Something' Special on: October 04, 2006, 03:32:09 PM
Make her chocolate covered strawberries.  It's easy to do, and delicious.
2728  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: October 04, 2006, 01:57:29 PM

Quote from: Austin on October 04, 2006, 02:19:51 AM

Go Aggies!

2729  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: October 03, 2006, 09:11:13 PM
Only one I have at work:



That's me on the left.
2730  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 03, 2006, 03:33:24 PM
I drink at least one Coke per day on average.  Also around 3 cups of coffee.  Actually, that's low end; usually it's more than that.

See, here's the deal.  I quit drinking and drugs a year ago.  2 weeks ago I gave up cigarettes.  I have decided that I am finished with all self-improvement for once and for all.  I am as improved right now as I ever care to be.

What's an intestine eruption?
2731  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: October 01, 2006, 05:07:44 PM
I think I had a hard time with that one too.  I really do suck at this game.  It is a testament to how good the game is that I keep playing it despite my suckitude.
2732  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: October 01, 2006, 01:33:19 AM
Mission 13.  Mortain Counterattack.  I give up.  It's the one where you have to hold the VPs near the end.  I can't do it.  I suck at this game.
2733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Half day today?" -- how do you respond on: September 27, 2006, 03:42:47 PM
"Half day and half-assed!"
2734  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paris and Nichole are friends again on: September 27, 2006, 03:40:28 PM
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Nicole took the call while she was filling her car with gas and was so excited about talking to her friend that she dropped her phone.
I believe the part about her dropping her phone.
2735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This makes me sad.. on: September 27, 2006, 03:30:57 PM
Yeah, plugging up the borders will solve the cop-killing and child-indecencying because no legal U.S. citizens would do that.
2736  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medieval 2: Total War on: September 26, 2006, 08:56:38 PM
Somebody summarize for me the important changes they're making to the TBS portion of the game since R:TW.  I don't want to have to "read" a whole lot of "stuff"
2737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 25, 2006, 09:25:12 PM
I'd be up for tonight probly.  I haven't tried online yet so I haven't set up an account or what-have-you, but I'm guessing my name will be IkeV or something very very similar.  Send me a pm.
2738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 21, 2006, 08:04:47 PM
No, what?  How do you reinforce infantry from the half-track?  Do you have to manually load them up in there, like they're a troop transport?  Or do you use the reinforce button, like they're a forward base?
2739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 21, 2006, 07:16:44 PM
Wait, you can reinforce infantry from half-tracks?  Is this shit in the manual?
2740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: September 21, 2006, 05:18:54 PM
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you'll want to garrison new troops inside these structures to cover the approaches

Wait, you can garrison troops inside the machine gun emplacements?
2741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: September 20, 2006, 08:51:18 PM
Hey, and another thing, do you guys build those fixed MG emplacements?  Or are they just artillery targets?
2742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: September 19, 2006, 07:29:22 PM
Normal, I'm pretty sure.  Now I am upset.  I must have played that mission over and over for 3 or 4 hours last night.  I tried setting up ambushes across the river.  I tried defending the supply points.  I tried the "Nazi funnel" strategy.  I tried everything.  Couldn't kill more than 200 jerries.

Where are those MGs that are supposedly near the start point?  I found the AT guns, but can't find the MGs.
2743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: September 19, 2006, 04:59:36 PM
Just to be clear, we are talking release version (not demo), correct, and normal difficulty level?
2744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: September 19, 2006, 04:12:56 PM
I've been unable to get those 250 kills on the Carantan Counterattack mission also.  I must have tried ten times by now.  I think I got about 200 yesterday, but that's still pretty far short.
2745  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quickly! Best 360 MP Racing Game? on: September 14, 2006, 12:32:28 PM
Boughten! I got PGR3 used from Gamestop for $25 after my CC was out of stock. I'm getting disc unreadable errors, though, so I will have to exchange it. I hate used games.

The discussion can continue, however.
2746  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Quickly! Best 360 MP Racing Game? on: September 13, 2006, 07:22:48 PM
So I'm all ready to click the purchase button for Test Drive Unlimited 'cause it looks really cool, when I notice that I can get PGR3 for an even nicer price and I've heard that's the racing game of choice. And I've already got Burnout. And I've got to stop making impulse game buys. But, it would be nice to have by this weekend. So I'm taking a deep breath and asking the hive mind's opinion. Please let me know in the next two hours. Thanks in advance.
2747  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Test Drive Unlimited Impressions on: September 07, 2006, 08:41:54 PM
I'm sorry, but that's fucking lame.
2748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Test Drive Unlimited Impressions (and Refer a Friend Code Scheme) on: September 07, 2006, 02:33:28 PM
Do you need XBox Live Gold to participate in the online portion?  I'm guessing yes, but I'm still not 100% clear on how that whole thing works.
2749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 05:33:30 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 05:08:19 PM

What did 360 launch with in the US?
According to Bill Harris, 1.5 million.
2750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game insurance on: September 01, 2006, 07:12:34 PM
Out of curiosity, how much does a year's worth of game insurance cost these days?
2751  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Question for you sports gamers. on: August 28, 2006, 11:40:17 AM
I've been known to bench a quarterback.  Sometimes a RB.  WRs I just won't throw to.
2752  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why the EA hatred? on: August 24, 2006, 05:17:41 PM
Yes.  That's what I figured.

Fuck EA.  Fuck them in their fucking faces.
2753  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why the EA hatred? on: August 24, 2006, 03:46:42 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on August 24, 2006, 08:15:00 AM

Yes, the move on the NFL license was an unfortunate thing for the industry, but remember.. 2k Sports bid on that same license. If you're in a business, and you're making a product, and suddenly the person who controls your ability to make that product comes up and says "I'm selling the rights to making this product to only one company this year" what do you do? Do you not buy it and hope none of your competitors does either all for the sake of innovation in gaming and fair business? Or do you use every resource you have to buy the license for that product in the hopes of continuing the profitability of your own company? Tell me, which one makes more sense? EA is not to blame for this, the NFL is. The NFL created the monopoly on football games. Not EA. EA just happened to be the one with the most money at the time the license was offered.
I never thought of that.  I assumed EA was to blame because they're evil.  I discounted that the NFL is also evil.

Fuck the NFL.  Fuck them in their fucking faces.

This actually makes me feel a little better about buying Madden, which I imagine is inevitable anyway.  I am a weak man.

Edit:  Wait a sec.  What's the advantage to the NFL of selling an exclusive license?
2754  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why the EA hatred? on: August 24, 2006, 02:09:15 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 24, 2006, 01:41:55 AM

Uh, you could always keep the ones you own, rent the new one to see if it's any good thus saving yourself both heartache and walletache.
Not this year.  Bought a new 360.
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Just sayin' because as someone that in no way plays sports games, I would never pick up an EA Sports game if I suddenly went sports crazy.
No offense, but that's about the dumbest comment so far in this thread.  That's like saying "I'm not an alcoholic, but if I was, I just wouldn't drink so much."  I don't want to buy NCAA every year; I have to buy NCAA every year.
2755  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 to cure cancer? on: August 24, 2006, 02:04:46 PM
How much extra does that cost?
2756  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why the EA hatred? on: August 23, 2006, 07:33:26 PM
Farscry:  Agreed.  We shouldn't need to argue about the correct reason to hate EA.  There's plenty of hate to go around.

Ridah:  I play sports games.  I await the new college football game each year with breathless urgency like a high school boy awaiting his deflowering.  EA has gobs and gobs of money.  They could have put some of that into developing a better game and beating out their competition fair and square.  Instead they buy the exclusive license and say, "Fuck you all, gamers.  Buy my game or nothing.  If you want to play football this year, you will have to suck my giant taint!"

Fuck EA and fuck Madden.  Bad enough I have to buy NCAA every year.
2757  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why the EA hatred? on: August 23, 2006, 03:47:59 PM

Quote from: Farscry on August 22, 2006, 09:24:58 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on August 22, 2006, 08:34:17 PM

I understand that Farscry.  I hate my job too and I can't quit.  But that's not a reason to not buy their product.  It's not, after all, like their some kind of Vietnamese child labor sneaker sweatshop.

I can understand your viewpoint, but I beg to differ.  If we go by the logic of "it could be worse", well, you can always find an excuse for poor behavior.  By that token, your manager could always tell you "hey, it could be worse" every time you were considered for a raise and they turned you down.

Again, the crux of my viewpoint is, by purchasing their products, I'm condoning and supporting their business practices.  Until I feel that their business practices are reasonable in all regards (not just employee treatment but also customer treatment and value for the price of their products), then I cannot in good conscience provide them with income that will further their practices.
I understand your viewpoint, but it doesn't move the ball anywhere.  There's always going to be better places to work and worse places to work.  If you're going to use bad labor practices as a reason to not buy a company's product, you've got to draw a line where you think acceptable practices are.  For me it's somewhere between EA and a Vietnamese sneaker sweatshop.  I think it makes more sense to not buy EA's product because I don't like EA's product.
2758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why the EA hatred? on: August 22, 2006, 08:34:17 PM
I understand that Farscry.  I hate my job too and I can't quit.  But that's not a reason to not buy their product.  It's not, after all, like their some kind of Vietnamese child labor sneaker sweatshop.

A company should strive to make the best product possible at a reasonable price in order to maximize its profits.  Buying the exclusive NFL and NCAA licenses gives EA no incentive to make the best football games possible while simultaneously preventing anyone else from doing so.  It's like they are symbolically rubbing their balls in your food.
2759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone want a job as an editor for OPM? on: August 22, 2006, 08:19:16 PM
My understanding is that 3 months before launch, they still haven't begun manufacturing them.  At this point, the PS3 is a vaporconsole.
2760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why the EA hatred? on: August 22, 2006, 07:56:00 PM
Fuck EA.  Fuck them in their fucking faces.

Their decision to spend untold gobs of money on the exclusive NFL and NCAA licenses rather than improving their games is a slap in the face to gamers.

I could care less how hard they work their employees.  Let them sacrifice a few to Satan if it means I get a better game for my $50 or $60.  If you don't like it, don't work there. 
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