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1961  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 11, 2008, 06:49:22 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 11, 2008, 06:34:56 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 11, 2008, 04:02:33 PM

I've stopped worrying about it.  Lately when I try to go over there I just don't feel the same connection I used to have.  GamingTrend feels more like "home", and while I may read a thread or two over at OO, I feel like I "know" more people here and fit into the community better.  OO just doesn't feel as familiar anymore.  Although I will head over to keep tabs on Zaxxon's football pool and to communicate with Dogstar about fantasy football, but other than that GamingTrend has pretty much become my primary forum.  And that has nothing to do with Knightshade's wife's fondue.   ninja

I think he was looking for a yes or no, Pedro.

Pedro Rock?  Fabulous
1962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: November 11, 2008, 05:00:22 PM
The game finally "clicked" with me last night and now I'm totally in love with it. I cleared out the Super Duper Mart which was a great moment in my gaming career. I thought I had the whole thing cleared out but the minute I went into the pharmacy and the Raider used the intercom, it was definitely a creepy moment. Also, sneaking along in complete silence, only to inadvertantly bump into a shopping cart made me jump a bunch of times. Those things are so loud!

I'm already planning to explore the area around the super duper mart tonight. There seems to be a lot of buildings to explore there.
1963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: November 11, 2008, 03:11:37 PM
Is there any use for pre-war money other than trading it in for caps? I have a lot of it just sitting around and I don't want to sell it if I can actually use it somewhere. However, I can really use the caps.
1964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/10) on: November 10, 2008, 05:33:04 PM
Why do publishers release all of their best games at the end of the year with everything else? Surely this has a negative effect on sales? I would love to buy Fable II, GoW 2, Farcry 2, and CoD 5, but after buying Fallout 3, RB 2, and NHL 09, I'm tapped out until Christmas. I can't be the only one in this situation.
1965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: November 10, 2008, 05:24:23 PM
Is there a way to tell how addicted I am to certain drugs? I was so nervous in Springdale Elementary that I shot up with Jet to get another round of AP for VATS. I got so used to it that when it wore off I shot up again. I ended up using the drug three times in a row while clearing out the school and now I fear I'm addicted but I can't find any information in my Pip-Boy telling me so.
1966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: November 10, 2008, 05:17:10 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 10, 2008, 04:50:12 PM

Quote from: JayDee on November 10, 2008, 04:19:48 PM

But I'm finding BAP mode to be more and more "broken" the more I play it in terms of difficulty, that I find myself less motivated to play a game.

Most of the shortcomings in BAP will be addressed by the patch which is rumored to be out this week.

I will certainly be trying out the game post-patch and if it improves the difficulty inbalance I'll definitely be playing more often.
1967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: November 10, 2008, 04:19:48 PM
It's still the best game of hockey out there, but I'm playing it less at this point in the year than I played NHL 08 last year. The main reason is that after playing BAP I have little interest in playing a "regular" game of hockey. BAP is so much more fun. But I'm finding BAP mode to be more and more "broken" the more I play it in terms of difficulty, that I find myself less motivated to play a game.
1968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: November 10, 2008, 03:27:11 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 10, 2008, 12:30:56 AM

I'm playing All Star with default settings. The 1 exception is that I've moved the penalty slider down a notch or 2 for the start of my 2nd season due to an unfair distribution of penalties to me during the playoffs. What I've found in All Star is that if the opponent Goalie and defense have a rating of hot and your offense is rated normal or cold, you're in for 1 frustrating time to score a single goal. If you can manage to score a few amazing or garbage goals early in the game, it often breaks the opponents defensive momentum.

On the opposite end of things, if the opponents offense is rated hot and your goalie is normal or cold while your defence is normal or cold, you can expect at least 2 or more cheap 1-timers from the opponent; usually from the sides of the net. As well, if a hot offense is allowed to cycle the puck for more than 10 seconds without you forcing a turnover, the chance of a cheap 1-timer increases significantly. I've found it possible to win most game regardless, but it's rare that I'm not outshot by at least 5 - 10 goals in a game with an even amount or no penalties. That sort of ratio will sometimes occurs even when my defense is rated hot. I'm just glad I have Luongo in goal as he finishes most games with a save percentile in the mid -to- high 90's and rarely dips below a normal rating.

This is one of the reasons my play-time with this game has been steadily declining. I either destroy the computer on Pro, or get shutout on All-Star. The game is so much fun, but losing 3-0, 4-1, 2-0, 2-0 in four straight games isn't.
1969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: November 10, 2008, 03:08:38 PM
Due to the forum-effect here I impulse-bought Fallout 3 this weekend. I never played Fallout 1 or Fallout 2, nor had I ever played Morrowind/Oblivion/etc. So I was going in as a total n00b, not having any clue what to expect.

I'm four hours in and I really like it. My reaction hasn't been as positive as others on this board, but it's probably due to the fact that I've barely scratched the surface in the game.

The opening "tutorial" was very well done, and helped me learn a lot about how the gameplay works. I was actually hoping it would be longer. I was dissapointed by how many doors and objects were locked with a skill level way above me, but I'm willing to guess that I'll be back in Vault 101 before the end of the game. That's the only reason why I can think of soom doors being "Inaccessable" and some doors requiring a lockpick skill of 100.

Once I was outside I was immediately overwhelmed. Where do I go? What do I do? I poked around Springdale for a bit and met the "special services" lady hiding out in the house. Managed to talk her out of a few caps in exchange for me keeping quiet about her location. I haven't checked yet if I can go against my word and squeal on her, but that would be neat if they built that in the game. I would probably save that option for the next playthrough. In this game I'm trying to play as if it were actually me in that situation. Stay out of trouble, help as many people as possible, etc.

There are a few things that bothered me in my first few hours.
- NPC characters are boring. They basically just stand there with no expression on their face spouting off their pre-scripted lines. Nothing reminds me that I'm playing a video game more than clicking through 6 or 7 dialogue tree options so I can trigger the necessary lines of information. There are a couple of interesting characters in Megaton, but for the most part they all blend together.
- Lack of feedback in the outside world. Yes, the world is open-ended, which is great, but I have yet to feel any satisfaction for discovering a location. For example, I cleared out Springdale school...and received nothing interesting for doing so. Sure, it was interesting to find out what the raiders were up to, and sneaking into the tunnels below was creepy, but when I got to the end there was some spiders, and that's it. Basically I spent almost an hour clearing a building and my only reward was some EXP and some ammo. A storyline about someone who went in there and never returned would have made things more interesting, given me a purpose to search every room in great detail. But I guess I haven't fully grasped the aspect of an "open-world" game yet.

But so far I'm really enjoying myself and I can see myself getting more involved as I get more comfortable with the system and the type of game it is. VATS is awesome, easily the best part about the game for me. I sometimes dread combat in RPG's (Baldur's Gate I'm looking at you), but in Fallout 3 I welcome it.

I do have a question about one of the quests in Megaton.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I need an Explosives skill of 25 to interact with the bomb at the centre of town. My current skill is around 18. I have no interest in bumping up my explosives skill as I'm trying to play a gunslinger who uses nothing but pistols and rifles. Is the game forcing me to put skill points in something I would never otherwise use?
1970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/10) on: November 10, 2008, 02:48:59 PM
After impulse-buying Fallout 3 last week, I'm tapping out. My wallet can only take so much punishment.
1971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: November 08, 2008, 11:27:09 PM
I have a question. My apologies if this is really stupid, but I RTFM and most of this thread and don't see anything that points me in the right direction.

I have never played a Fallout game before and only picked it up because of the overwhelming buzz on this forum. So far I'm loving it, but I'm confused at how combat is supposed to work. For example, I was fighting two guards in the vault. I went into VATS and put a few bullets into one of them. When I ran out of AP I found myself running like a little girl away from them, waiting for my AP to regenerate. Is this the proper way to make use of the VATS system? Launch an offensive and then run away with your tail between your legs until you have more AP to fight back? Or am I doing it wrong?
1972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: November 07, 2008, 02:45:47 PM
Next week is my most anticipated DLC week since RB was released. Foo Fighters FTW!!!
1973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Prison Break - Fall 2008's Best Unwatched show? on: November 04, 2008, 02:07:26 PM
ttyl Bellick.

 icon_cry
1974  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 11/4: The 2008 Presidential Election Edition on: November 03, 2008, 08:01:56 PM
Spin City!!! Finally!!!

 drool drool drool
1975  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24 Season 7 Trailer: "You Will Stay Dead This Time!" on: October 31, 2008, 01:37:19 PM
I have never been so IN for any television show ever!
1976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Beatles? on: October 31, 2008, 01:23:37 PM
I can't find a link online, but the Toronto Star reported that there will be a Keyboard peripheral available when the game launches in time for Holiday '09.
1977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 06:49:34 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 22, 2008, 06:46:36 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 22, 2008, 06:33:03 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 22, 2008, 06:16:06 PM

I would not surprise me if they are still making money on these songs.  It seems to me that many of these bands would be willing to pay money to EA just to be included in this pack for the exposure.  Just as they pay radio stations for air time.

And maybe they'll actually turn out to be good. I mean, who here had heard of Dragonforce, or even had listened to their music before it showed up as the hardest (optional) song on GH3?

Who said Dragonforce was good?   icon_biggrin

The point is I don't play these games to be marketed too.  I don't want to discover new music in Rock Band.  I want to play with friends and play songs we already know.  These 20 songs do nothing for me.

+1

I may play them once, pass them on guitar and drums, and then they'll sit there on my song list (and on my HD, taking up space) being ignored when my friends come over to play.
1978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 06:47:06 PM

Quote from: raydude on October 22, 2008, 05:00:59 PM

Quote from: JayDee on October 22, 2008, 02:32:48 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 22, 2008, 02:15:39 PM

Quote from: raydude on October 22, 2008, 02:09:45 PM

Quote from: JayDee on October 22, 2008, 02:04:16 PM

But to say that RB2 will have over 100 songs, make a huge deal about the 20 free songs (ie: include it on the game box as a "feature"), say initially that they are the songs that couldn't be finished in time for the disc's release

But the 20 songs ARE free. And they weren't in the game in time for release. What part of the advertising isn't true?


Exactly.  Anyone's perception that these would be super quality songs was false.  Harmonix delivered what they said they would.....20 free songs.  Again, I don't know how you read something that says 20 free songs and then go, "OMG!!!  We're getting Led Zeppelin and The Beatles."  (Please note, I know you didn't think these specifically, but I am illustrating how I can make the same illogical leap.)

I understand what you're saying completely, but I think you're misunderstanding the other side of it. Technically these songs aren't "free". If we are to believe HMX, they were supposed to be in the game but weren't finished in time for release. So when I dropped $60 for this game I was, in a way, paying for all 102 songs. So for them to release unkown (I haven't heard them so I can't comment on their quality) is misleading, and disappointing. I essentially payed for 80% of the full setlist and the other 20% has very little interest to me. Was I expecting the Beatles and Led Zeppelin? No, of course not. Was I expecting to recognize at least a handful of those songs. Absolutely.

Ahhh, so if they released the names of the 20 songs and said "You're getting these later" then everything would have been all right?

Sort of. Don't get me wrong, I would have bought the game anyways. It's just that people would have understood right away what they meant by "RB2 WILL HAVE OVER 100 SONGS BY THE FALL!!!!" and there would be no outrage or dissapointment from the fans.  Should we have expected top tier songs? Realistically, based on HMX's track record of shying away from 'big hits' (see: Nirvana pack), probably not. Is it understandable that the community thought they were getting a few recognizable songs out of the 20 given that these were songs that were supposed to be released but were pulled back due to time? I think so.
1979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 06:42:38 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 22, 2008, 06:02:37 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 22, 2008, 05:16:04 PM

From the Cons in my review of Rock Band 2:

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Promise of 20 DLC tracks, but no idea when or what why not let us choose?

This makes no sense.  I know it makes sense from a consumer standpoint, but from a business one, it doesn't.  We all know how greedy the RIAA is.  Much easier to get 20 indie tracks and give them for free than to get 20 major label acts and do the same.  It's great in theory to want this, but there was no way in hell it was going to happen.  It's wishful thinking on your parts.

As long as one side considers them free "bonus" tracks and others consider them as part of the package they paid money for, no one is going to agree.
1980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 02:32:48 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 22, 2008, 02:15:39 PM

Quote from: raydude on October 22, 2008, 02:09:45 PM

Quote from: JayDee on October 22, 2008, 02:04:16 PM

But to say that RB2 will have over 100 songs, make a huge deal about the 20 free songs (ie: include it on the game box as a "feature"), say initially that they are the songs that couldn't be finished in time for the disc's release

But the 20 songs ARE free. And they weren't in the game in time for release. What part of the advertising isn't true?


Exactly.  Anyone's perception that these would be super quality songs was false.  Harmonix delivered what they said they would.....20 free songs.  Again, I don't know how you read something that says 20 free songs and then go, "OMG!!!  We're getting Led Zeppelin and The Beatles."  (Please note, I know you didn't think these specifically, but I am illustrating how I can make the same illogical leap.)

I understand what you're saying completely, but I think you're misunderstanding the other side of it. Technically these songs aren't "free". If we are to believe HMX, they were supposed to be in the game but weren't finished in time for release. So when I dropped $60 for this game I was, in a way, paying for all 102 songs. So for them to release unkown (I haven't heard them so I can't comment on their quality) is misleading, and disappointing. I essentially payed for 80% of the full setlist and the other 20% has very little interest to me. Was I expecting the Beatles and Led Zeppelin? No, of course not. Was I expecting to recognize at least a handful of those songs. Absolutely.
1981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 02:04:16 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 22, 2008, 02:29:41 AM

Quoted from the RB2 box:

"Rock Band Soundtrack includes over 100 songs."

I think Harmonix have fostered more ill will against them by announcing 20 bonus songs on the box and delivering 20 stinkers than they would have if they would not have even bothered.  Would less people have bought the game if the 20 bonus song bullet point weren't there?  It seems like a ploy to say that they have more included songs than GHWT to me.

If the box said 82 songs and then they make a surprise announcement of 20 free songs out of the blue people would have been happy with no names.  It's all about perception.



Exactly. Perception is everything. This would have been seen in a more positive light if they shipped with 82 songs, made no mention on the packaging about 20 FREE SONGS and then released these songs unexpectedly. But to say that RB2 will have over 100 songs, make a huge deal about the 20 free songs (ie: include it on the game box as a "feature"), say initially that they are the songs that couldn't be finished in time for the disc's release, and then make them a batch of songs almost no one has heard of is dissapointing. Rightly or wrongly the community is ticked off and that's not something you want happening when your biggest rival is launching their game very soon.
1982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 01:06:21 AM

Quote from: The Grue on October 22, 2008, 12:57:04 AM

Not sure why anyone thought any of the songs would be top tier.  I always viewed this as the replacement for the lack of a large amount of "bonus" content.  Nobody should be surprised.

Because they were initially described as being songs that HMX did not have time to finish before the release of the disc. This lead people to believe (me included) that they would be a mix of unknown and known songs, similar to the mix you find on the game disc. I'm a little disappointed and I may not even bother going online and punching in my code unless something from that lists really jumps out at me on YouTube. I'm not going to clog up my 360's hard drive just because they're free.
1983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero World Tour - Reviews? - New Videos on: October 19, 2008, 04:16:42 AM
Well those videos officially killed any interest I had in picking up the disc version. Those note charts look un-fun. Comparing Eye of Tiger's GH chart against the RB chart shows how different both games are in terms of charting.

Hotel California was a song I was especially interested in, mostly because I wanted to rock out to the awesome solo. But after seeing how overcharted and nonsensical the solo is, I have no interest in playing it.
1984  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 18, 2008, 05:36:34 AM
This is not the saddest video, nor an example of great music, but when this song came on the radio for the first time the lyrics really hit home. I'm in my mid-twenties, newly married (1 year), and many of my friends are getting married and settling down and this song made me a little nostalgic for the older, simpler times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYx8dPFR588
1985  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktizop on: October 18, 2008, 04:43:29 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on October 17, 2008, 09:10:17 PM

I'm feeling pretty shitty so I thought random desktop pictures would do something.

Meh




Me. Want.  drool
1986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 17, 2008, 06:44:48 PM
So we now have 9 of the 12 Nevermind songs, but argubably the three most popular songs are nowhere to be found. That seems.....odd.
1987  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help settle an argument (Americans only!) on: October 16, 2008, 11:05:58 PM
The most common phrase I hear is 'hammered', as in "I didn't even know it was in her butt because I was so hammered!".
1988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: October 16, 2008, 02:39:17 PM
I actually prefer to be on the 2nd line as my linemates there actually score and I can get assists (I'm a playmaker). When I get promoted to the first line I usually spend three games setting up my linemates, just to watch them put the puck in the goalie's chest every time. Then the coach demotes me, I go on a point-per-game streak for a few games, get promoted, and the cycle continues.
1989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 10, 2008, 06:59:29 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 10, 2008, 06:53:25 PM

Quote from: JayDee on October 10, 2008, 06:49:00 PM

After a huge flurry of activity last week where I picked up six songs and used up all of my MSP going back and grabbing others that I missed the first time, I'm grateful it's the Crue this week as I have less than zero interest in picking up any of these. It'll give me time to enjoy what I already have.

Not even Kickstart my Heart??!!!



That's ridiculous!   icon_biggrin

I was born in 1982. The '80's hair band phenomenon is lost on me. I saw everyone get excited about Kickstart My Heart and I Youtube'd it since I had never heard of it. Wasn't impressed. It doesn't mean that I think it's a bad song, I just can't get into that type of music. Maybe it's one of those things you had to experience at the time to appreciate.

I'm glad a lot of other people are excited about it though. Variety is always good. I'm waiting for the Foo Fighters album since I was in high school when that came out and it rocked my world. I'm sure there are people that have no interest in picking it up. Can't please everyone all at once.

Strange thing is that I picked up All Right Now last week as I recognized that song, even though it was from before my time. So I'm all over the place.

Now, back to my Offspring pack.
1990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 10, 2008, 06:49:00 PM
After a huge flurry of activity last week where I picked up six songs and used up all of my MSP going back and grabbing others that I missed the first time, I'm grateful it's the Crue this week as I have less than zero interest in picking up any of these. It'll give me time to enjoy what I already have.
1991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Prison Break - Fall 2008's Best Unwatched show? on: October 09, 2008, 02:32:03 PM
I like this season a lot. I didn't think I would, but the writers somehow were able to keep the show fresh. Originally the show was fully written for two seasons. The last season of Season 2 where they were about to escape on the boat was supposed to be the final scene of the series. But the ratings were so high that Fox wanted them back, so changed the final scene to include the murder of the evil asian guy so Michael would have to go back to prison.

I would be fine with the show ending after this season. It's been a great ride, but they can only run for so long.
1992  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: October 09, 2008, 02:25:09 PM
kronavan, I sent you an invite to the GT Dragons. If there is anyone else I missed, please let me know.

Hopefully we can start getting a few games in soon.
1993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's October 2008: What's your GOTY so far? on: October 09, 2008, 01:17:18 AM
1. NHL 09 - maybe one of the best games I've played, ever?

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2. Rock Band 2

3. GTA IV
1994  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Misunderstanding on: October 02, 2008, 08:25:38 PM
A man is walking through the supermarket when he notices an attractive woman waving at him. He walk's over and she says 'hello'. He's rather taken aback, because he can't place where he knows her from. So, he says, "Do you know me?", to which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids." Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife, and says "Are you the stripper from that batchelor party that I made love to on the pool table while all my buddies watched and your partner whipped my ass with wet celery?"

She looks into his eyes and says calmly....

"No, I'm your son's teacher".
1995  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to the Future... 2, or 3? on: October 02, 2008, 02:10:10 PM
I loved #2 much better than #3 despite the fact that the sequel had a glaring plot hole big enough to drive a Delorean through. I can't remember the specifics, but something about how Biff should have ended up in the alternate 1985 when time travelling to hand-off the sports book, rather than the original one.
1996  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Don't know what to do about my tonsils... on: October 01, 2008, 05:59:28 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 01, 2008, 05:51:15 PM

Well, advocacy paperwork is sent off and I have a surgery date - October 24th.  I have training for the next two weeks, so I didn't want to interrupt that.  I'll go in at 6:00am on that Friday and try to rest over the weekend, possibly taking Monday as well.  Should be g2g after that.  I can't wait any longer than that I think.  This hurts and it's starting to constrict and affect my voice. 

Are you only giving yourself three days (Sat, Sun, Mon) to recover from tonsil surgery? I was out for a week as a kid and I've heard it's harder on adults. You may want to book more vacation.
1997  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Don't know what to do about my tonsils... on: October 01, 2008, 03:44:27 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 01, 2008, 03:31:04 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2008, 03:25:08 PM

In KDs situation? 4-10 hours (worst case) for ER/admission. This thread is what, 2 days old? He's been suffering for the last month.

Sure, if you're getting a hip or knee replacement you might be waiting for a bit. Something about doctors leaving the country to go work in the states in private practice.

Yeah but how *good* is the Dr who would be cutting on him?  All the good ones leave to get paid, yo slywink.

gellar

The doctor that did my wife's heart surgery actually came from the U.S. to Canada because as he put it, he was "tired of dealing with the financial aspect of doing surgeries." He just wanted to research and cut people up. He is also one of the best heart surgeons around and is known internationally. It's rare, but it does happen.

Oh, and the wait time for this "elective" surgery (she could have lived with the issue for a few years, so it wasn't "urgent")? Two weeks from the time she gave her "ok, let's do this."

Cost? $0

Our health care system may have its problems, but I'll take it over the U.S. system any day of the week.

But anyway, this thread is heading in a direction that KD didn't intend.
1998  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Don't know what to do about my tonsils... on: October 01, 2008, 01:31:25 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 30, 2008, 02:45:07 PM

I personally wouldn't want my tonsils out. They've done an excellent job stopping some nasty infections from going any further. Can your doctor explain why your tonsils aren't getting better? Antibiotics will destroy good and bad alike, so perhaps this is viral and the medication is hampering your bodies ability to heal? Is there any chance of cancer or other factor that could explain this behaviour? (remove the U to read that south of the border).

When I was a kid I was always getting sore throats. I had one stretch where I had three sore throats over the course of two months. I was getting over 5 sore throats a year. My tonsils were removed when I was 8 years old. Since then I have had zero throat infections. Zero. I also average about one cold a year. I'm assuming that my tonsils were defective and useless.
1999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 28, 2008, 05:05:53 PM
I think there is some catch-up AI in the game (at least on All-Star). Nothing major, but in the past two games the opposing team has marched down the ice and scored the tying goal within 30 seconds of my team going ahead, on three separate occasions. AI teams also seem to have the uncanny knack of scoring late in the game to tie or go ahead. It's a little frustrating, but not so blatant that it's a game-breaker just yet.

What I do love about the All-Star difficulty is that I have to earn my points. NHL players don't have 3 point games every night, and neither should I. Since being called up 8 games ago I have 4 goals and 2 assists. I think that's awesome, since I'm only a 19 year old rookie, so just under a point per game is a good pace. Of course, I'm a -8, but I never claimed to be a defensive forward. No Selke for me!
2000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 25, 2008, 04:32:22 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 25, 2008, 02:47:54 PM

Loving the game as well.  I'm a half dozen or so games into my Be A Pro career and doing pretty well as a defenseman.  For the PS3 guys, I am just 'Gellar' on PSN for some MP action.

gellar

Couldn't wait until October after all?  icon_biggrin
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