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7561  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GameStop puts the screws to overworked Demigod developers on: April 15, 2009, 03:32:31 AM
GameStop broke the street date, which lead to even more overtime for Demigod developers as they had to get all the MP servers up and running.

And for the conspiracy theorist...

But it's the fact that Demigod is being heavily pushed as a digital download that's got people speculating that GameStop purposely botched the launch date in defiance of Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse. Either way, the slip-up forced the game's support team to configure the multiplayer servers for the unexpected amount of early players over the weekend, right after "a good solid eight weeks of massive crunch."
7562  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gamestop Article on: April 15, 2009, 03:28:43 AM
If someone want to rob a Gamestop, they are going to rob a GameStop.  Shoplifting, on the other hand, is probably lower this way.

And adding display artwork is going to cost money that they would then have to recoup elsewhere.
7563  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 15, 2009, 03:23:23 AM
Lemme help.  To avoid issues with hotlinking, I have started using imageshack, which will allow you to "upload" a file direct from a URL.  It's all in the radio buttons.  Same caveat applies, no viewing the properties.

7564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 15, 2009, 02:08:30 AM
I can't even look at the picture...

Quoting your post on the other hand, ruined the whole thing.
7565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cross Roads of Life on: April 15, 2009, 01:45:32 AM
Can't say that I've been in a similar situation, but if the path to what you want to do seems doable, then I'd say do it.  No job will ever be all gumdrops and roses, but you can certainly improve things if you're not happy.  While the future is not guaranteed, it's a whole lot better to have things to look forward to than always look back on opportunities lost.
7566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ammo???? on: April 14, 2009, 09:17:57 PM
As much as I would love to continue on this discussion, I don't want to hijack the smurfing thread.
7567  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The poetry that is Jeff Van Gundy on: April 14, 2009, 08:51:36 PM
When Madden stops working.
7568  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: April 14, 2009, 07:21:25 PM
GameFly has this as my next title shipped and on its way.
7569  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon MP3 Daily Deal plus various other MP3 deals (keep it updated!) on: April 14, 2009, 06:42:52 PM
Apologies if this has been mentioned before.

Courtesy of this C|Net article comes news of 763 free songs (article says 770, only 763 on the sort list). 

Amazon regularly adds new stuff to the freebie library, so make sure to check back every few weeks. Oh, and if you want an easy way to keep tabs on the Daily Deal, subscribe to Amazon's Twitter feed.
7570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am I the last person in the world to have heard of the "Star Wreck" movies? on: April 14, 2009, 06:22:57 PM
Who to the what now?
7571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 14, 2009, 06:08:08 PM
7572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 14, 2009, 05:44:54 PM
Safe Search is your friend. 
7573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ammo???? on: April 14, 2009, 03:16:49 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on April 14, 2009, 03:11:11 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on April 14, 2009, 07:37:27 AM

I'm not quite sure how you can avoid a political discussion when the reason for the shortages is at least partially political.
Isn't is more paranoia than political?
What makes you think there's a difference in this case?
7574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pope Gone Wild in Philly on: April 14, 2009, 03:13:28 PM
What did they do, just transfer the guy from Tucson?
7575  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ammo???? on: April 14, 2009, 03:46:37 AM

Quote from: papasmurff on April 14, 2009, 02:35:34 AM


From all the news I've seen, everyone else already has...
7576  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: April 14, 2009, 03:44:44 AM

Quote from: Azhag on April 13, 2009, 08:41:27 PM

7577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/13) on: April 13, 2009, 05:40:24 PM

Quote from: depward on April 13, 2009, 03:55:01 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on April 13, 2009, 12:03:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 13, 2009, 07:12:13 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 13, 2009, 05:44:15 AM

I concur.
7578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: April 13, 2009, 04:20:48 PM
...and the backlog grows...  smile
7579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 50 amazing tilt-shift photos on: April 13, 2009, 02:25:10 PM
Wiki has you covered.  From the tags on some of the photos, it appears that there is post processing that can be done to create the effect instead.

Looking at some of the photos, however, I find it difficult to tell that anything has been done.
7580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Parks and Recreation on: April 13, 2009, 02:22:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 13, 2009, 05:20:31 AM

I liked it. Better than 95% of network sitcoms. Not laugh out loud funny, but enjoyable.

I disagree.  I find CBS has the best comedies at the moment, what with their entire Monday line-up and Gary Unmarried.  Although, I would watch P&R before I would ever watch Worst Week again.
7581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you playing this weekend [Long weekend edition] on: April 13, 2009, 03:41:17 AM
I played my way to apathy on Soul Caliber 2.  It gos back to Gamefly tomorrow.  I started a 2-week trial on LOTRO.
7582  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Pirates Seize Ship Crewed by Americans on: April 12, 2009, 08:13:18 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 12, 2009, 06:42:19 PM

Two other Somalis, one involved in the negotiations and another in contact with the pirates, also said the talks collapsed because of the U.S. insistence that the pirates be arrested and brought to justice.
This must be a foreign concept to people in Somalia.
Picture Depression-era U.S. with the whole bank robber things.  At that time, they were idolized and seen as modern versions of Robin Hood.  I can certainly see that these pirates, brining millions of dollars into the local economy, are not in the least looked down upon by the majority of the citizens of Somalia and they would be unwilling to turn them over to any sort of law enforcement.

Maybe we should fight money with money and offer to pay the equivalent or more of these ransoms to people who will turn them over to the authorities.  The trick is, there really aren't any authorities in Somalia at the moment anyway...

The situation in Somalia would be very different if not for the complete policy shift by Clinton after the Battle of Mogadishu
7583  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woody Harrelson is nuts... on: April 12, 2009, 06:38:56 AM
Pushing him in the face does not jive really well with the zombie excuse.  That's just asking to be bitten.

And yeah, Woody's nuttier than Mr. Peanut.
7584  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: April 12, 2009, 04:39:34 AM
7585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home Security System on: April 11, 2009, 08:50:16 PM
You'd be amazed at what can fit through a pet door.
7586  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PETA takes on the Lich King on: April 11, 2009, 05:47:27 PM
PETA has decided that playing whack-a-seal in Northrend is a sign of loyalty to the Lich King and is holding a save-the-virtual-baby-seals event in World of Warcraft that began at 1 P.M. EST today.

Quote from: PETA
Activists from across the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor are banding together to put a stop to the atrocious seal slaughter. Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King.  You must be in the WhisperWind realm in order to fight... go to Northrend, where you will find a zone called Howling Fjord, where the baby seals live on glaciers and boats float in the fjords. This will be the battleground to stop the slaughter.
7587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The GodFather 2 Impression on: April 11, 2009, 05:38:39 PM
EA has decided that it wants to get the press reviewing the game to get arrested.  They sent out a press kit complete with a set of brass knuckles, which are illegal ... pretty much everywhere.
7588  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The end of concerts in Canada? on: April 11, 2009, 05:34:19 PM
Maynard's too busy making wine these days anyway.  He was actually in the DFW area a couple of weeks ago on a wine appearance and leveraging the local rock station to get people to come out.  Almost like he knew that people would come see his new stuff based on his old stuff....
7589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Parks and Recreation on: April 10, 2009, 07:53:00 PM
I watched the premiere.  I doubt that I will be watching any more of it.  I like looking at Poehler, but it all goes pear-shaped once I hear her trying to be funny.
7590  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 10, 2009, 07:03:40 PM
From my past (limited) experience with fishing, you need something to carry them.  Most true fisherman will use a fish stringer.

(fishing) A cord or chain, sometimes with additional loops, that is threaded through the mouth and gills of caught fish.

7591  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Southland on: April 10, 2009, 04:37:35 PM
You don't know about real cops!  Oh, wait, maybe you do.   icon_biggrin

Now that I think about it, I'm getting a Shield-lite kinda vibe from it. 

As for Cudlitz, I got the feeling that he really wanted to put the kid through trial by fire and the talk after the shooting was kinda meant as a pep talk to get him through it.  Not exactly motivational speaker level of talk, but trying to get through to him so he didn't shut down.
7592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 10, 2009, 04:34:44 PM
It's a stick.

One of the branches has been shoved out the gills to hold it.
7593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gamestop Article on: April 10, 2009, 04:26:39 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on April 10, 2009, 03:51:06 PM

I often wonder how Gamestop stays in business.  The two closest to me are next door to Walmarts.  The Walmart often has a better selection of both console and PC games at better prices.  It seems to me that in an effort to be everything to everyone, Gamestop lost all marketing differential beyond being a used console game shop. 

The Walmarts in the Dallas area keep all of their console games under lock and key.  PC games are fair game for any shoplifters, but if I wanted to get a console game, I have to find the KeyMaster.  It makes me feel like being roasted in the depths of the Slor is preferable.
7594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Brute! on: April 10, 2009, 03:25:16 PM

Level 3 with 4/2/3 stats.  I currently have a fan and a couple pointy objects.
7595  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 10, 2009, 03:11:23 PM
Come play chess with me!  You already know my tag.
7596  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Southland on: April 10, 2009, 02:25:52 PM
I liked it. It was interesting in that the
Spoiler for Hiden:
shooting went down so quickly.  No lead up, no anything.

I think it'll be a decent show.  And I hope Cudlitz gets to stick around.  I've liked watching him work ever since Gross Pointe Blank.
7597  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The end of concerts in Canada? on: April 10, 2009, 04:27:24 AM
She came to my previous town a a few years ago.

The joke headline?  Britney Blows Transformer.  Optimus Prime could not be reached for comment.
7598  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home Security System on: April 09, 2009, 11:02:50 PM
For even more fun, go watch It Takes a Thief and you will see just how quickly they can trash your house, grab all your good stuff including anything that you've hidden, and be out the door.  15 minutes is about right in most cases.
7599  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BCR-esque: How Long Can You Go Without Buying A Game Thread on: April 09, 2009, 09:55:11 PM
When no one is talking any more about the games you wanted six months ago, it's easy to forego the purchase.  And if there's nothing I'm just dying to get, I'll forego it.  I think we all have backlogs of stuff we want to finish. 

7600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Bob Thornton is a douchebag on: April 09, 2009, 06:28:58 PM
I find it disturbing that Billy Bob has more preconditions on speaking with someone in an interview than the President does in speaking to the leader of a country actively seeking nuclear weapons.
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