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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: May 07, 2012, 09:49:48 AM
I will buy it and I will suck at it. I'm still playing, and sucking at, MW3.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: February 07, 2012, 03:46:47 PM
My first one was about a year after launch but same as Purge, optical out on the connector.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: February 07, 2012, 11:12:10 AM
I bought the TB X41s over a year ago and I love them.  The transmitter plugs into the optical out of the 360 and is powered by the 360's USB port.  The headsets are lightweight and very comfortable and the sound and 3D effect are excellent.  It's especially noticeable and useful in games like COD.  Chat volume is separately adjustable.  I originally bought them because my gf was moving in with me, and now I find that I prefer them to my 5.1 sound system even when there's no one else at home.

Price is $140 on Amazon, but you should also plan on buying rechargeable AAA batteries, as they eat through batteries pretty quick.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: February 07, 2012, 11:03:39 AM
Hey, just got an email that elite members get a free prestige token.  That's pretty cool.  Wonder what I'll use it on...
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: January 24, 2012, 02:49:17 PM
So...  I boughten the elite premium membership today in anticipation of new maps (new maps!).  Do I need to separately download the maps, or will they just sort of show up?  If I need to download them (which I suspect), where can they be found?

If anyone's online, send me an invite.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 4 on: December 30, 2011, 09:10:44 PM
World Tour also gives you a World Tour cash bonus for each race.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 16, 2011, 02:40:56 PM
I've also been watching youtube a lot but I haven't found anyone who talks about really basic fundamental stuff.  Any suggestions?
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 16, 2011, 01:58:33 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 15, 2011, 01:51:02 PM

The best thing you can do is simply keep playing.

I agree with this to an extent, but I've been playing CoD games for years.  I've played every one since the original MW except WaW, and I've got about 35 hours of MP on this one and I'm still the worst player I know (Hark was kind enough to point out several women he considered worse at the game than I).  I feel like there is something very fundamental that I'm missing.  I suspect that it has to do with my movement around the map and my use of cover.  I wish there was a way to spectate because I suspect that if I had someone who was good at the game watching over my shoulder, saying "no no, don't go there" and "pay attention to that" I could improve.  It's very frustrating.

Edit:  Turns out I've only played about 26 hours.  My K:D is sub 0.5 and my longest kill streak is 5.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 14, 2011, 02:13:14 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 14, 2011, 02:08:11 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 14, 2011, 02:06:30 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 14, 2011, 03:30:39 AM

Still working on getting a Clan setup.  However here is a group Sorry about the name

Second member!  First time I've even been able to log on to Elite in days.

I was trying out the survival mode last night, which is fun enough, but I get stuck at wave 6 when the choppers show up and I don't have any anti-air.  How do you get past that?

Use anti air?

Where do you get the anti-air?  Can't find it at the weapons vending machine.  Is it somewhere else?
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 14, 2011, 02:06:30 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 14, 2011, 03:30:39 AM

Still working on getting a Clan setup.  However here is a group Sorry about the name

Second member!  First time I've even been able to log on to Elite in days.

I was trying out the survival mode last night, which is fun enough, but I get stuck at wave 6 when the choppers show up and I don't have any anti-air.  How do you get past that?

Edit:  Actually, other than the page Hark linked to, I still can't connect to Elite.  I can't imagine that they have the balls to actually charge money for this.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 02:23:51 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 12, 2011, 06:29:14 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 12, 2011, 06:16:19 AM

Meh.

Meh?

BUT IT'S YOUR GAME OF THE YEAR!
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Freakin' Birthday, IkeVanDerGraaf! on: November 10, 2011, 09:50:08 PM
Since when is there a birthday thread?
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 04:22:32 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 10, 2011, 04:09:54 PM

Quote from: Covenant on November 10, 2011, 02:00:59 PM

Go to multiplayer in MW3 and you will see it in the main menu there about halfway down.

Done that.  It just gives me the option of downloading it (again) or no thanks.

Edit:  Got it working.  I would call it anticlimactic had I actually expected anything.

Well, that is laughable.  Now, how do I get the 2 hours of double xp?  Also, how do I get the double xp for entering a MTN DEW code?
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 04:09:54 PM

Quote from: Covenant on November 10, 2011, 02:00:59 PM

Go to multiplayer in MW3 and you will see it in the main menu there about halfway down.

Done that.  It just gives me the option of downloading it (again) or no thanks.

Edit:  Got it working.  I would call it anticlimactic had I actually expected anything.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 02:00:03 PM
I definitely downloaded it.  I'm not finding it in my game library though.

I WANT TO SEE IT NOT WORK FOR MYSELF!
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 12:11:28 PM
The first Modern Warefare's single player campaign was fantastic.  One of the best single player experiences I've ever had.  MW2 was not nearly as good.

Now, pardon me for a dumb question.  What, exactly, is Elite?  I downloaded a free add-on on the XBox, which doesn't seem to do anything.  Am I supposed to connect that to something on the web?  Does it cost money?  What do I get, other than online stat tracking?
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 08, 2011, 11:17:07 AM
HEY GUYS!

So, I haven't read this entire thread.  Or really followed any MW3 news at all.  But my preorder is coming in this morning and, as I do every year around this time, I've resolved that THIS YEAR I'm going to really put in the time and attention to get good at this game.  Fortuitous unemployment should help.

So, what do I need to know?  Is there anything I should read this morning while I wait for my preorder to arrive?  And what's all this about tokens anyway?

Thanks!

Your humble and obd't servant,
Ike
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 4 on: October 12, 2011, 01:18:14 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 11, 2011, 07:53:35 PM

BTW, I'm trying to race with 100% assists off this time through.  Including no brake line (which is tough on new tracks)

Only problem I have with the way assists are is when you get to the high end sports cars, some have stability and traction control by default in real life and I wish those cars just had it on in the game at no penalty.  There's a reason they come with it slywink

I've been trying this too.  In the single player, I won't use the racing line, but I'll generally run a few practice laps in free run with the line on just to learn the track.  The only exception I've been using is that I've been using manual shifting but not clutch.  That's just too much button-pushery.

I've been loving the World Tour mode.  I like how the additional race types add some nice variety.  The one that I've been having trouble with though is the bowling races.  Haven't beaten one yet.

I got a couple of invites from Hark yesterday, but by the time I got in the lobby, they were already racing and I didn't have the patience to wait, so I went back to the SP.  If anyone sees me on today, feel free to send me an invite.  Currently unemployed, and the woman has midterms!  There's been this annoying loud hiss whenever I hook up the mike though, and I don't know whether/how it will affect things in game.  I'm using a Turtle Beach headset.

I'd like to see the GT and Qt3 car clubs combine.  There's a fair amount of crossover, and I think a bigger pool would benefit everyone.  I'm not an administrator of either, though, so that's just my two cents.

Anyhoo, off to race more!
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 12 online league on: September 10, 2011, 01:24:49 PM
Online leagues here have met with disappointment in years past, but I played in the Quarter to Three league last year, and it made it through two seasons and was a lot of fun.  We're having some trouble rounding people up this year, so I thought I'd cross-post.

Here's the link: http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?t=65929

Madden is very good this year.  I think it suffers from some polish in the presentation and sound issues, but the gameplay is excellent.  A lot of you already post on Qt3, so you know they're a bunch of likeminded, good guys who will play a good game of football.  Anyway, check it out if you're interested.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: May 29, 2011, 07:28:54 PM
I sought to restrict my comments regarding the City of Brotherly Love to my personal observations. The mediocrity of her sports franchises is well documented.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: May 29, 2011, 05:25:38 PM
So I was in Philly for a wedding and had budgeted enough time before my return for a cheesesteak and I remembered this thread.

We went to pat's; I had a "wiz wit" and my lovely bride had a provolone wit. Also, cherry soda and fries. They were delicious. I've had better cheesesteaks before, but none so authentic.

Also, Philadelphia is one of the worst places on earth. The city is a hideous slum and her inhabitants are the lowest form of classless barbarian.

We also picked up some cannolis but we're going to eat them on the ride home.

Edit:  the cannolis were from Isgro and were excellent. Asians on the bus are noisy.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you're looking forward to this Summer on: May 27, 2011, 09:49:32 AM
Nothing other than NCAA and Madden. When does the new FiFA usually come out?
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 1.5 is out today, Enhanced Directors Cut due July 31st on: May 04, 2011, 05:30:32 PM
Right.  Thanks, ericb. I found the manual. I can't find the guide that was supposed to come with it.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 1.5 is out today, Enhanced Directors Cut due July 31st on: May 04, 2011, 10:43:25 AM
Sorry for the thread necromancy, but I didn't want to start yet another Witcher thread.

So, I reinstalled this, having bought it years ago and never having played past Act 1. Few questions:

I installed the base game, patched it up to 1.4, then 1.5. I'm using a Win7 64-bit machine. At some point I started getting an error message saying that the Tages driver was incompatible with my system and would be disabled. As I recall, tages was the system that made your game degrade if it wasn't legit. On the other hand, I thought 1.5 was supposed to remove DRM. Will this mess up my game?

What's all this I hear about a director's cut? I know I've installed the enhanced edition (1.4). Should I be looking for yet another patch?

And on the subject of patches, what's this about a blood patch? I'm fairly sure I bought the import edition. I don't care so much about the boobiez, but what I've played through so far (and it's not much) has been pretty bloodless.

Thanks,
Ike

Edit:  Another question!  I had thought that the EE came with a pdf game guide, but I can't find it.  Do I have to download it, or is it somewhere on my hard drive?
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA Sports saying buh-bye to manuals + they're getting sued over football! on: April 07, 2011, 09:53:40 AM
I read an article in the NYTimes (sorry, no link cause I'm on the toilet) the other day that Madden will go forward as usual regardless of any lockout. Also, players that get a concussion are out for the game, along with a helpful comment by Collingsworth about the serious nature of head injuries.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA Sports saying buh-bye to manuals on: March 24, 2011, 10:22:29 AM
Wait. Since when do EA sports games have tutorials?
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spider Man: The Musical on: March 10, 2011, 12:59:54 PM
Congratulations, GamingTrend.  We called it.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: December 21, 2010, 01:16:46 PM
Exactly. For me personally, I need to not pay too much attention to my k/d. This prestige, I've been trying to get 75 kills with all of the guns except the sniper rifles just to get a feel for what works for me. I've also been using the contracts to try gametypes and attachments I ordinarily wouldn't. When I'm playing with people I know I try to stick with a "safe" loadout but overall my k/ d suffers. I also try not to look at my stats during a round as I find that it frustrates or jinxes me. When I get killed, I take a deep breath and try not to get angry. Little things like pulling up my sights before I go around corners and checking my six regularly help a lot.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: December 21, 2010, 12:23:59 PM
This is the first time I've really enjoyed this series and I love playing with you guys. I'm still not good at the game by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm definitely getting better. It's definitely a result of just putting the reps in.  Also, some great recommendations from Hark regarding perks and equipment that I'm really enjoying.  Hopefully, by the time the next one comes out, I'll be average!
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FIFA 11 on: October 03, 2010, 10:42:42 AM
Ordered it for 360.  Unfortunately I am out of the country for another 2 weeks.  I played the World Cup 2010 version and really enjoyed it, but I sucked at it terribly.  If anyone would care to give me some tips or pointers, I'd love to play a game.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FFT: War of the Lions. Update: Errands? on: August 28, 2010, 11:53:16 AM
Wait, the top of the job tree is mime?
72  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Starcraft 2 Friends list on: August 11, 2010, 10:07:37 AM
IkeV / 635
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 11 on: August 10, 2010, 03:56:01 AM
Amazon informs me that my release date shipment is on its way to my home in New York.

I am in Dubai until October.

Fail.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS: 3D Gaming can wait on: June 24, 2010, 03:57:43 PM
I guess it's possible but after a certain point increased frame rate doesn't do much. The human eye and brain can only process so many "frames" per secon anyway. I'm no developer but my guess is that they will degrade visual quality to keep the frame rate above that threshold. Turning 3D off won't improve the quality.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS: 3D Gaming can wait on: June 24, 2010, 12:08:32 PM
The problem, as I see it, is even if you do away with the glasses problem, 3D requires twice the frame rate, or half the resolution.  I would rather see that processing power used for better graphics, or AI or any other number of things than 3D.

Until they solve the glasses problem there's going to have to be a way to shut it off.  You can't have a SuperBowl party if everyone needs glasses and has to sit right in front of the TV.  So if you shut it off, you'll get a shittier picture.

I vote no to 3D.

Love,
Ike
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I picked up FIFA 10 today....... on: June 24, 2010, 11:23:47 AM
Heh, 360 World Cup.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I picked up FIFA 10 today....... on: June 23, 2010, 11:49:31 PM
So I picked up the world cup game and I'm loving it. But boy do I suck. Anyone willing tonplay with me online and give me a few pointers?  I'd be very appreciative

Love,
Ike

PS I also got the iPhone version and just ordered the PSP version for my trip next week. ADDICT!
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I picked up FIFA 10 today....... on: June 13, 2010, 05:05:28 AM
After watching the USA England match this afternoon, I decided to pick this  up used at Gamestop but haven't had a chance to play yet.  They didn't have the World Cup game, but I notice that Amazon has it on sale for $40.  Anyone play both and have a recommendation?  I have effectively zero experience with soccer (known as football in some parts of the world, I understand), either watching on tv, or videogame soccer.  Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Guild 2: Renaissance on: May 11, 2010, 09:10:15 PM
The Guild 2 was a giant pile of dogshit I only bought because that asshole Kobra was pimping it.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption gameplay trailer on: May 11, 2010, 06:59:37 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 11, 2010, 03:23:04 AM

What happened to this thread?

Why am I agreeing with Daehawk?

Preordered from Amazon on 360. I'll be the black dude in the crazy hat.

And I fucking love Westerns.
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