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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is PS3 multiplayer still free? (Dumb question?) on: May 13, 2016, 07:33:34 AM
I've got a PS3 on its way to me. I'm brand new to the system (more of a PC guy, though I own a 360), and I know one of its big bonuses was that you didn't have to pay to play online like you did on 360. Yet, I know Playstation Plus exists now, which does cost money. I think it's mandatory to play online for the PS4, right? But what about PS3? Is it still free?

The main reason I got one, is to finally play all those PS3 exclusives which can be had for super cheap now. Most of which I'm really only interested in singleplayer stuff. I may get the urge to try some multiplayer if it's still free.
2  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [SOLD] Skyrim Steam key (unused) on: November 12, 2011, 01:12:45 AM
Here is the post that explains this on OO.
Quote from: Kyosho on OO
Gamestop hadn't shipped my order yet (or even charged me) this morning (10th), so I canceled it (you have to email stupid is that). Then, I just bought it through Steam. I really want the map, but I want to play the game more. So.. yeah. AND THEN, I get two emails in succession a few minutes ago. First, the package has been shipped. Then, an email saying they can't cancel my order because it shipped already. And it seemed automated. I'd swear they did that on purpose. I hate Gamestop.

Already have the code. I will beat the best price for the game currently by $5 (whatever it happens to be). PM me and I can send you my paypal address. I can then PM you the code. I've done trades on OO in the past, not many though. And never here. I did a LOT of trading on Home of the Underdogs back in the day (which of course no longer exists in anything but bastardized copies). But I can link you to my ebay feedback if necessary.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 14, 2010, 07:36:38 PM
Here we are again. Part of me wonders if this isn't a secret plot to get me to become a regular member of this forum.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Recommend some console exclusives on the 360? on: May 27, 2010, 05:28:06 AM
Last week, I came into a little bit of cash and decided I'd finally get a console. I'm a PC gamer primarily, but the main reason I haven't had a console this generation is just because I didn't have the money to spend on it. I've got a friend who is exclusively a console gamer who has been trying to get me to buy a 360 for literally years now so I can play with him. Well, I bought one, played about an hour of MW2 with him, and then he blew me off to play with his regular crew. So, a good portion of my reason to get the thing has gone down the drain.

Seeing as a good majority of the games on the 360 have landed on the PC, I'm wondering if I made a terrible decision buying this thing. However, there must be some good games on the 360 that never made it to PC. I just don't know what they are. I know, recently, there's Alan Wake and Red Dead Redemption. That's about all I can think of at the moment.

I like games with good storylines first and foremost. I like FPSes. I like adventure games. I like western-style RPGs (but not jRPGs). Not too big on sports games, racing games,  or strategy games.

Any ideas?
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Riddick Returns on: May 15, 2010, 12:46:11 PM
Am I the only one that really didn't like Chronicles? Maybe I need to rewatch it some day, but when it came out I thought it was pretty terrible. I really enjoyed Pitch Black though. And, from what little I know of the game storylines, I think I'd probably like them too (they're in my backlog). Chronicles, however, was just weird to me. Cheesy and campy. I also am not a fan of movies where fantasy and sci-fi stuff both exist like they did in this one. At least, that's what I remember thinking at the time. Truth is I don't remember much of the movie.

6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 15, 2010, 12:33:13 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 14, 2010, 10:20:54 PM

was that everlasting blood type thing?,so now Jacob can't 'die'...why was he a ghost/invisible in the hut in season 2(or 3)

Ben lied to Locke that he could see Jacob the first time they went to the cabin. It was the man in black that did the "help me" thing (or whatever it was) that Locke heard and appeared as a shadowy/ghost thing. One of his many little manipulations of John Locke. Later, when Locke went into the cabin again, the man in black appeared to Locke as Christian and told him to move the island. So, Jacob has never appeared as a ghost or whatever (aside from him visiting Hurley since he's been dead). That was always the man in black.
7  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick a video card? on: May 14, 2010, 10:04:10 PM
Got it and installed it today. I don't have a whole lot of games installed at the moment, but I knew one thing I had to test. Fallout 3, all settings maxed, standing on the Tenpenny Tower balcony. I walked around the entirety of it and it was smooth as silk. Lowest number the framerate dropped to was 35. I don't think I could even get a max of 35 even with the settings lowered on my 7900GS (though I always played the game with Large textures). It usually chugged somewhere around 15-25.

Granted, Fallout 3 isn't exactly the newest or most taxing game I could try, but still. I mean, I haven't even "over"-clocked it to the normal stock specs of a GTS 250. It's still at it's default "Extremely Green" power-saving specs. I'm pretty satisfied so far!

Wheeeeeeeeee!  icon_biggrin
8  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick a video card? on: May 12, 2010, 02:43:38 AM

Quote from: TheAtomicKid on May 12, 2010, 02:03:35 AM

I do hope you ordered the 1 gig unit, rather than the half gig. Textures in todays games aren't getting smaller.

Yessir. In benchmarks I've seen, the extra 512mb didn't seem to add a lot of performance. However, I can only assume it would help as far as future-proofing against as yet untested games.
9  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick a video card? on: May 11, 2010, 07:15:28 PM
Well, my money came today and I finally ordered a card. I took all of your advice to heart, and then also read a ton of reviews with benchmarks for all sorts of games.  I eventually decided on the Palit GTS 250 1GB. It was the cheapest brand of that card, and it's a "Green Edition. "  From what I've read, I'm pretty sure it's just a gimmick and the only difference is the card is slightly underclocked. Which will change as soon as it gets into my grubby mitts, of course.

Why did I choose this card? Well, it was down to it or the 4850. Basically every single thing I read put it neck and neck with the 4850 performance-wise. It came down to whether a game was designed primarily with Nvidia or ATi in mind to make a difference between the two. When it came to drivers and software, I'm very familiar with Nvidia software (and third party stuff for Nvidia cards). I'm comfortable with it. Yet, at the same time, the ATI software is totally new and could potentially be a fun experience (I enjoy anything "new", really). The 250 card is based on the 9800+, which, I think, was in turn based on an 8800 card. It's old hardware really. Which is the main reason I nearly didn't buy it. What it came down to though, was heat and power usage. The GTS just runs a bit cooler, and sucks a bit less power. Not a huge amount of difference really, but enough to matter to me. Honestly, I didn't decide until the last second with both Newegg tabs open.

Thank for all your help, guys.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Men in Black 3...... D! on: May 08, 2010, 02:29:26 AM
God I hope they don't screw this up like the last one. That one had SO MUCH potential, with getting K back and everything. They couldn't even get that part right. Though, admittedly that was the best portion of the film. But that isn't saying much.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 08, 2010, 02:22:31 AM
No, but I did say, "Hah!" Because earlier in the show I'd been thinking, "They keep saying she's not a candidate! Oh, I hope she dies and everyone else lives!" My reaction when she was shot made me think I was correct in that line of thinking. But, not so. Damn you, Lost.
12  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick a video card? on: May 06, 2010, 11:56:41 PM
I know I probably sound a bit crazy to hardcore PC gamers such as yourselves, but I still use Windows XP Pro SP3 (32bit). I can't make use of anything beyond DX9. And considering my PC specs, I didn't think there'd be any advantage to moving onto Windows 7 (or Vista prior to that). With my specs, and whatever new video card I end up with, is there any point in upgrading to Windows 7 now? Will running games in DX10 (or 10.1 or 11) add any speed benefits? Or only visual benefits? If it's visuals, will those improved visuals decrease performance?

I've got a lot of old games which I probably need to keep XP for, but I've toyed with the idea of dual-booting. I have an empty 20GB partition on my hard drive, I wonder if that'd be enough space for the 32bit version.
13  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless adapter: USB or internal? on: May 06, 2010, 08:34:42 PM
I have tried three different brands of USB wifi dongles and I could never, ever recommend Buffalo or Belkin. The Buffalo failed on me after a month. I took it back (to Walmart) and exchanged it for an identical one. Which also failed after a month. Then I tried a Belkin and while it has never failed, it cannot be used for gaming. You get terrible, terrible lag spikes. Even a game like WoW, where a little lag doesn't do much, gets weird. TF2 or any shooter would work fine for about 10-20 seconds and then just, BAM lag spike, for about 2 seconds and I'd die pretty much every time. Because, to other people I'd just stop moving.

I now have a Linksys USB dongle and it works flawlessly. For gaming, for anything. It was quite a bit more expensive (about 30% more than other brands), but it was worth it. After my experiences, I'd recommend an internal card, but, if you're like me and don't have any open PCI slots, go for Linksys. Don't even bother with the cheaper brands.
14  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick a video card? on: May 06, 2010, 06:52:23 AM
I don't think I could afford to do both. I've only got two memory slots and currently there's a 1GB stick in each. In order to upgrade, I'd have to replace rather than add. Which would cost more (rather than buying a 1GB stick to get to 3GB, I'd have to buy a 2GB stick). I reposted this thread on OO, by the way. Here's the link in case you want to follow there as well. Hamsterball_Z thinks I should upgrade the CPU. But yeah, can't afford both. What's your opinion here? Of all three things, CPU, RAM, video card, which is going to make the biggest difference?

Oh, by the way, my 7900 GS already requires two of those power connectors so I'm well prepared in that regard.

Edit: Since both of you are familiar with ATI stuff, what is the software/drivers like? Possibly my favorite thing about the Nvidia control panel is that I can set up profiles for individual games as far as settings go (force AA, etc.) that get run automagically. Does the ATI software (uh... Crossfire? is that it?) have that ability? It's such a small thing but it might swing my purchase back to Nvidia if it doesn't have it.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I spy with my little eye, Dubai from way up high. Plus a girl in a bikini on: May 06, 2010, 05:23:00 AM
Found this on the side of "The Dubai Mall."

16  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick a video card? on: May 05, 2010, 09:24:30 PM
I can't remember my motherboard model but it has an LGA 775 slot. I have a 1.8Ghz E4300 Core 2 Duo, which is quite a bit on the low side these days, I know. I originally bought that CPU (a couple years ago) because it was meant to be a great overclocking chip. However, it turned out the motherboard I got didn't like overclocking. I've got 2GB of DDR2 667. I think.  Or was it DDR2 800?

I realize I could do with a complete upgrade. A totally new system. I just can't afford it at the moment. And I'm pretty sure the video card is the weakest aspect currently. Though I realize the whole thing in general is pretty weak.

Edit: Oh and I've got a 500w power supply.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 05, 2010, 05:34:23 PM

Quote from: Barrakketh on May 05, 2010, 05:19:10 PM

Would the Dharma cache have had that much C4? Also, how would they sneak past Widmore's guards to plant the explosives? I'm going with Widmore booby-trapping the plane and leaving a couple guards. Sucks to be those guards.

I wouldn't have put it past Ben to keep a lot of explosives on-hand when things were still going good in Otherton. Also, as for how they snuck past? Well.... how did Sayid?
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 05, 2010, 04:52:25 PM
After Hurley blew up the Black Rock, Ben and Miles went with Richard to the Dharma barracks to get more explosives.

Hey, wait a minute. They were going to blow up the plane, right? So SmokeyLocke couldn't leave? Was that their explosives, rather than Widmore's? If so, WTF was going on with Widmore? And why didn't Jack et al figure out whose explosives those were?

Or was there not enough time for Richard's group to get there, sneak in to place the explosives, and get out again?

19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 05, 2010, 03:44:43 PM

Quote from: tgb on May 05, 2010, 03:41:47 PM

And why is NotLocke shooting at people on the dock instead of smoking them (pun intended)?

Convenience/speed of killing. Might have taken him a moment to change form, and then to float over to them and kill them. Shooting with perfect accuracy was just easier, I'd guess.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Name this RPG on: May 05, 2010, 03:31:10 PM
Apparently MobyGames doesn't support direct linking, baelthazar.

Edit: Working now, sir.  icon_biggrin
21  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me pick a video card? on: May 05, 2010, 01:22:06 PM
Ooh, I like the sound of that card. Hmmm. I'd prefer to spend a bit less (it's about $140 with shipping), but I'll definitely keep it in mind.

Edit: This might be a stupid question, but will a PCE-E 2.0 card like that work in my normal 16x slot? Or are the slots all the same but the cards have something different? I'm so clueless.

Edit2: Ooh, different manufacturer, much cheaper here. Wonder if there's much difference. I notice the lack of a huge heatsink. Hmm.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Name this RPG on: May 05, 2010, 11:32:28 AM
I don't think it fits really, but Dink Smallwood perhaps? I haven't played it in years, though I do remember it starts at a farm.

23  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help me pick a video card? on: May 05, 2010, 11:23:05 AM
I've been out of the loop as far as video cards go for a few years now. The last time I knew what was what, was back when I got my current card. Which is a 7900GS. So, a few years ago. Nvidia has so many different numbers for different series cards that I'm confused. I want to spend around $100, so nothing fancy. Maybe as much as $150 but that'd be pushing it. I'm not necessarily looking to play the newest games at max settings, I just want to be able to play them period.

I've got a PCI Express 16x slot. I think it's just a normal one, not 2.0 or whatever. I don't even know what 2.0 or 2.1 or any of that means. I've been a devoted Nvidia fanboy since back in the days that my Voodoo 3 stopped being relevant (10 years maybe?), but I'm not opposed to getting an ATI card if I can get more bang for my buck. I know even less about ATI cards than I do about recent Nvidia cards, though.  retard

I usually prefer buying from Newegg. There's just so many cards on there around the same price, with all kinds of different model numbers. It's very confusing. Any help is greatly appreciated.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 05, 2010, 07:53:33 AM
There's people that like Kate?   icon_twisted

Man, this episode was like a kick in the nuts. It would've been even more sad if not for the alternate timeline. That kind of "ruins" some of the sadness, knowing that they're okay elsewhere.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 05, 2010, 05:31:12 AM
Coming here when it's down always makes me feel guilty. I really came to love this forum when OO was down for that long period, but keeping up with two very similar forums is difficult. I guess I'm just a one-forum kind of guy.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 20, 2010, 12:59:00 AM
Hmm. Teamspeak server is down as well. So that must mean something. The OO server down entirely?
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 25, 2009, 12:21:00 AM
Huh. Down again for me too.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 22, 2009, 11:38:22 PM
Seems to be back up.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 22, 2009, 10:47:18 PM
You did? I always seem to miss those messages, or forget about them.

Man, I'm feeling withdrawals. I may not post a lot, compared to other people, but I lurk like crazy. Ahh, I need my Dragon Age thread goodness. I see there's one here that's almost as long as the OO one. That's a lot to read though. Hmm.

Anyways, Hi, GT. It's been a while. I always feel bad when I come back here in times like these, because I really feel like I should be part of both forums. I mean, I've definitely enjoyed my time here in the past. However, I can't seem to do both for some reason.  icon_frown
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Planet size comparison on: July 15, 2008, 09:57:14 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 14, 2008, 09:05:39 PM

Cepheus hax.

Yeah holy shit!
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: July 12, 2008, 07:31:39 PM
Definitely. I'd know David Bowie's crotch anywhere after seeing that movie so many times as a child.  icon_eek
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 10, 2008, 09:56:03 PM
Oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit. OO is down again. Oh shit oh shit.

Please come back up momentarily.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I'm playing Diablo 1 and I'm having FUN! on: July 03, 2008, 08:50:12 PM
Diablo was one of the first hardcore PC games I played. Before that I only played console games. The game sort of blew me away. But I never finished it. Over the years I've reinstalled and started up again, only to quit about half way through. Most recent was about a year ago. I love the game, but it can never hold my interest for very long.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else not care for TF2? on: July 02, 2008, 07:16:05 AM
You're doing it wrong.

Edit: May I make a suggestion to anyone who might have given up on TF2 or is considering it? Try playing more casually on a server that is more about "fun" rather than "OMG we MUST capture that point! You guys suck!"-seriousness. Especially try a server with all-talk. My favorite servers like that are the Jiggly's Fun House servers (warning, there's a small NSFW image on that page if you scroll down). I've gotten to know a lot of the people there, and they're just a fun group in general, and not so serious as people on other servers. They're good about kicking really annoying people and hackers, etc. as well. Here's a bit of a cross-post of something I said on OO:

As for coordinating a team, I suppose that's true. But there's still text for that if necessary. Actually, most of us just talk, and be vague enough that the other team doesn't know exactly what we're doing. Like, saying "Okay, wait here and I'll flush them out." Or, "Alright, let's wait for him and then we'll all go through there." Etc. It almost makes it a bit more fun actually, to me. Because they know you're planning something, and it can psych them out a bit. Also, it's just fun in general. "Spyro coming in on the left!" "Uhh, he's lying! Lying I tell you!"

Also I sort of feel it provides a better sense of community. When you're talking to everyone, you get to know everyone quicker than just who is on your team. A big draw for me is playing with people I know. It's especially fun to play against people I know. And talk to them while doing it. Another good thing is you can randomly say to some one you're fighting "Let's melee!" etc.

Edit again: I forgot to mention, unless you want true chaos, do not go to their SourceCraft servers. Those are insane.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: June 27, 2008, 01:40:47 AM
No, not as good, but some of them come somewhat close. I like this one:

36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek vs babylon 5 space battle on: June 27, 2008, 01:31:48 AM
I'm only familiar with Star Trek of the two. I didn't watch the whole thing, but it was kind of cool. It looked good, but yeah they did some things a bit wrong. At least on the Star Trek end. Still cool though.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starting Planescape: Torment (no spoilers please!) on: June 19, 2008, 12:34:53 AM
I don't recall having much trouble with that particular part. If I recall, there is a "trick" to it.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 18, 2008, 04:58:58 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 17, 2008, 09:56:05 PM

It's awesome that OO is back up, but I won't be leaving here. I'm officially a bi-forum poster (well, tri-forum poster once I get home at night and can access Popehat). I'm afraid Ceekay won't be rid of me.  Tongue

I'm undecided myself. I've really gotten used to GT, but, OO is like, home. Hmm. I'll probably visit both for a while.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: PIck My Car - PICKED on: June 16, 2008, 01:56:58 AM

Quote from: mori on June 16, 2008, 12:58:19 AM

Quote from: D.A.Lewis on June 15, 2008, 07:21:50 PM

9) Disturbing number 9 - far too many bigger cars seem to want to bully / crowd / or tailgate me. But the handling of the car is unbelievable and I really feel I can maneuver myself away from just about any potential accident.

I have never driven a MINI so I don't know if it is the same, in my car the seating position is lower than most autos. So it seems everyone is crowding or tailgating me. I don't think the vast majority of drivers are aware of what other people are driving. If you drive a MINI, SUV, or an expensive sports car, they would treat you the same.

Nah, I hate minis. Ride their ass all the time. Do a U-turn if a see one going the other way, even. Stupid little luxury midget cars.  icon_evil

I want one!
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore Creature Creator to be released on June 17th (PICS!) on: June 16, 2008, 01:51:11 AM
I can't place it. But it does look extremely familiar.
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