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15401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Merry Christmas to all! on: December 25, 2004, 07:45:57 PM
Merry Christmas to everyone as well from all of us. smile

My wife and I are skipping the Christmas gift thing this year, her gift from her boss was the opportunity to find another job. :/  Oh well, my mom is here and we are having a big dinner as a family, that is worth it for me.
15402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No cd cracks and CoC on: December 24, 2004, 03:03:19 PM
I'll tell you a story that will explain my feelings on them.  I am a huge Ultima fan...despite being burned time and time again by EA and their purchase of Origin I was very much anticipating Ultima 9.  I got the game and rushed home to install it.  I had purchased the "Dragon" edition, the box is essentially the size of a sheet of drywall and there are a ton of goodies inside.  I more than paid for my purchase.  

I couldn't play it.

For whatever reason, safedisc hated the True52X CDRoms from Kenwood and I happened to have one.  I had to resort to a no-cd crack to play the game and realize my full dissapointment.

Fast forward to more recent times, I'm playing Morrowind and I'm wondering why I'm getting such jerky performance on my system.  One no-cd crack later and the thing runs like silk.

Lets face it, no-cd cracks are almost necessary for some games to even function.   That said, lets be smart about it, take it to PM or email.  Out and out requests for the no-cd in public forums make the publishers unhappy which hurts the site, some of them don't realize that we are a more mature gaming crowd who actually purchase the games we play.
15403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Rush on: December 23, 2004, 05:00:11 AM
Don't know how I missed this.  Yes, I'm interested!  What's the name of the album?  What other tracks are on it?
15404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Swish!! It's good! Now how many points do I get?! on: December 22, 2004, 02:02:43 PM
What the?!  ahhahahhahaha....that's a good find!
15405  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / (WoW) New patch today, 12/21 on: December 22, 2004, 04:24:05 AM
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Can anyone vouch for one of those downloads as being okay?
I grabbed the last one on the list, patched up, and played for about an hour. smile
15406  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / (WoW) New patch today, 12/21 on: December 21, 2004, 11:20:02 PM
THANK YOU for that list of alts....stupid ass BitTornado. :/
15407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best. Strongbad E-mail. Ever. on: December 21, 2004, 05:07:50 PM
Come on and get in the booooat *fish!*
Come on and get in the booooat *fish fish!*

I have a Strongbad shirt that I won from work...
15408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow.. what a haircut on: December 21, 2004, 01:02:10 PM
What's the phrase we use 'round here?  Oh yea...

PAY IT FORWARD! slywink
15409  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Flashing banner ads: anyone else want them to stay off?? on: December 20, 2004, 11:24:36 PM
I'd ask that if you see a particular ad that is irritating or offensive you send me a screenshot at [email protected] so that I can send it to the agency for deletion.  It makes it easier than describing them. smile Thanks!
15410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire: Bloodlines Import question on: December 20, 2004, 12:30:53 PM
I'll research it and find out.
15411  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Flashing banner ads: anyone else want them to stay off?? on: December 20, 2004, 12:57:36 AM
It could be a second ad Raven.  The point is you don't have to be rude about it. :roll:  I had one removed, that much I can confirm.   If I see (or am alerted) to another one, I'll have it removed.  I see the other one that you are talking about so I sent a request to have it removed - I'm sure it'll be done Monday morning.  Until that time, I challenge you to find me another webmaster that is willing to remove an ad just because YOU don't like it.
15412  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / ARRGHH!!!! Pulling hair out! Please help. on: December 18, 2004, 02:21:09 PM
See you on Lothar....pssh, 'cool kids'.
15413  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / New WoW "In Development" page! on: December 18, 2004, 02:17:15 PM
I want my player housing....
15414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 Shortage: Grrrr..... on: December 17, 2004, 06:59:54 PM
....and newer Xbox Live games have detection systems that will ban your Xbox permanently the second a mod chip is detected, regardless of whether it is on Live or not.  (store and forward)  I'd not take the risk if I were you....
15415  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Flashing banner ads: anyone else want them to stay off?? on: December 17, 2004, 06:51:51 PM
I am very appreciative of what you guys are doing!  Thankfully the agency I work with is aware that I will not compromise my readership with shoddy ads and they are very responsive when I ask them to remove the offenders.  

On behalf of the staff, thanks again...I can't express how much it means that you value the site and our work that much.   Happy Holidays!
15416  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Flashing banner ads: anyone else want them to stay off?? on: December 17, 2004, 11:40:21 AM
Got a response from the agency that provides those, he assures me it'll be gone first thing this morning. smile
15417  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Flashing banner ads: anyone else want them to stay off?? on: December 17, 2004, 02:43:24 AM
D'oh!  I'll have that thing killed immediately. smile  As for the paypal thing, it is always appreciated - my paypal account is [email protected] and all proceeds go directly to server costs. smile  I'm glad that you guys enjoy the site, one day I hope to be able to do it with only game related ads...we are getting there, this is just a step to move in that direction.
15418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire on: December 16, 2004, 11:40:11 AM
I got to sit down with Bioware at E3 for about an hour and a half to play Jade Empire, you should pre-order this game most definately.  Its going to be fantastic...
15419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What next? Paralyzed by indecision... on: December 15, 2004, 06:10:23 PM
Baten Kaitos has done well in the reviews.   Not a bad bet from what I've heard.
15420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tell me... on: December 15, 2004, 04:30:12 PM
What Eco meant to say is that Firefox will get cookies but because its a non-compliant browser it'll become confused and probably just chuck its cookies.   (I like Firefox, I just like playing both sides of the war better)
15421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The worst game you played this year. on: December 14, 2004, 04:08:24 PM
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Well..I would have to say Power Rangers Dino Thunder for the GBA. But, since I was revewing it...I had little choice.

MUHAHHAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAA....

I love my job.
15422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So I broke Return of the King tonight... on: December 10, 2004, 08:04:42 PM
Maybe we should make a list of showstoppers like this...help other folks with how to get around them and such. smile
15423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / i want my game music!... on: December 10, 2004, 03:39:09 PM
Karubu's Shoe!  

I've always purchased the Blizzard Soundtracks and DVD's of their cutscenes sight-unseen just because I trust them based on their previous products.  The only time that burned me was with the Starcraft "Soundtrack" which was actually some Korean-made DJ mix crap of soundbites from the game mixed in with crummy techno.  :/
15424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / i want my game music!... on: December 10, 2004, 02:59:15 PM
Welcome semiconscious!  I'm with you - I want soundtracks.  Some of the games through the years have had some great soundtracks and I would have enjoyed having them at my fingertips rather than some shiny metal box to toss in the box of boxes. smile
15425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How have CG's forums changed since the flood of GG refugees? on: December 09, 2004, 07:26:50 PM
Um...yea....reading this isn't going to get my wife to come to any CG gatherings. slywink
15426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / cop pulls over wife...strangness ensues on: December 09, 2004, 03:50:29 PM
Hahhhaaha, thanks for the humor this early in the morning.  I can picture this in my head.  Funny stuff.
15427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blade Trinity - How is it? on: December 09, 2004, 03:46:38 PM
Regardless of what CNN says I'll be there this weekend, popcorn in hand - brain set to the off position.
15428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Suikoden 4 ... seeing screenshots, thinking : on: December 08, 2004, 05:46:40 PM
I'm working on that. smile
15429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fight Night Round 2 on: December 08, 2004, 02:17:03 PM
Check the front page sports fans...screenshots and all, but this time some online play.  biggrin
15430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 12/07/04 on: December 07, 2004, 05:33:06 PM
What?!  No Species III??
15431  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / World of Warcraft Collectors Edition USED FS on: December 07, 2004, 03:24:44 PM
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ie, it's a ripoff.


Depends on the price and what else is in the box.
15432  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Spyware in the banner ads? on: December 06, 2004, 08:59:09 PM
Not a problem.  I take this stuff very seriously - if we could run without them I would.  Keep me posted if you see similiar things in the future and thanks for letting us know.
15433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [gba] Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on: December 06, 2004, 04:01:40 PM
I couldn't get into the first one for some reason, but I'll probably give KHII a shot.  I don't know if I can swing at a GBA title though.
15434  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / What low population servers are you all on? on: December 06, 2004, 03:40:18 PM
Its all about Lothar.
15435  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Spyware in the banner ads? on: December 06, 2004, 02:53:16 PM
I will investigate this immediately.  Where did you receive this?  In the forums or on the front page?
15436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / just sold my PS2 on ebay -- awesome ending! on: December 03, 2004, 11:59:10 PM
So are you saying I should sell my signed Halo 2 numbered and sealed limited edition hand drawn lithograph on Ebay?
15437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Happy Birthday Stiffler! on: December 03, 2004, 02:38:23 PM
No doubt!  Happy birthday Chris!
15438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KoToR 2 shipping on Monday? on: December 03, 2004, 05:11:49 AM
Hard to believe, but yes...yes it is.
15439  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Sales... it's official on: December 02, 2004, 06:39:09 PM
Mark my words, you'll see Ghost at E3.
15440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fallout Tactics observation. on: December 02, 2004, 04:13:55 PM
Man, I loved the Fallout titles...I just couldn't get in to Tactics for some reason.  Is that so wrong?

I'm looking forward to a Bethesda-developed Fallout 3 though. smile
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