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4561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / (P) Ashcroft resignation... on: November 04, 2004, 02:21:04 PM
Quote from: "Falator"
The Country will never be united as long as the Religious right is so fanatical..


Hmmm... Funny how tolerance - the mantra for those on the left -  seems to be a one way street.  The anti-religious demand it from Christians, but yet are only "tolerant" themselves towards ideas they agree with.  I've seen none so fanatical as those who blame the "religious right" for every ill.
4562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 3 on: November 04, 2004, 04:05:55 AM
Left Side:

Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Ultima VII
Half-Life
Warcraft II
The Secret of Monkey Island
Rise of Nations
Planescape: Torment
Ultima V

Right Side:

Unreal Tournament 2004
System Shock 2
Diablo 2
Grim Fandango
Starcraft
Knights of the Old Republic
Deus Ex
No Vote
4563  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ban on Gay Marriage a winner in 11 states. on: November 03, 2004, 11:00:07 PM
Quote from: "Gratch"

I find it abhorrent that the main requirement for marriage boils down to the presence of a penis and vagina rather than the love and commitment that two human beings share.


Why limit it to human beings? That's pretty narrow-minded.
4564  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Scrapland (PC)?? on: November 03, 2004, 08:35:39 PM
Quote from: "Jumangi"
Don't understand what the point of putting his name on it is for. I guess is because his name is failry unique as I doubt you would get barely 1 in 100 gamers who could tell you anything about the guy.


*shrug* An additional sale is an additional sale, I guess... is EA publishing this one as well?  They were responsible for his name being on Alice.
4565  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 has no manual on: November 03, 2004, 08:32:00 PM
Quote from: "Big Jake"
O.Dogg & Raptorred, thank you for keeping my ever-dwindling faith in humanity somewhat alive.  It's good to see some people who can understand 'principle' rather than 'immediate observation'.


In principle, I *still* couldn't care less if the manual is included with games that don't really need it.

Better?  Tongue
4566  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Game of All Time Round 2 Results and Tie-breaker on: November 03, 2004, 08:28:37 PM
Quote from: "Scuba-V"
Round 2 results:
Damn anyone who voted for Heroes 2 and Ultima 7!!!  


Like, whatever, and stuff smile

Ultima 7 is hands down the best RPG I've ever played.

I'm disappointed that Gabriel Knight 2 fared so poorly, but it was up against the almighty ( :roll: ) Civilization 2
4567  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ban on Gay Marriage a winner in 11 states. on: November 03, 2004, 08:22:23 PM
Quote from: "Gratch"

Here's my solution.  Separate the institutions of religious "marriage" and legal "civil union".   Make it so consenting adults can enter into a legal civil union that allows them the legal benefits we currently associate with marriage.  Tax breaks, benefits, etc., etc.  Take the entire religious aspect completely out of it.  Now, if those same people (gay or straight) want to get "married" in the eyes of whatever church they belong to, they are welcome to do so.  Now everybody gets the same legal benefits, and they are free to choose whether or not to make their union a religious affair.  Why is that such a stretch?


Because the gay lobby has already shown they will not settle for "civil union".  They want to redefine marriage to mean whatever the heck they like... to the point of it meaning absolutely nothing.  Which is the ultimate goal.
4568  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kerry concedes on: November 03, 2004, 08:13:07 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
Anyone who thinks that the founding fathers "Christianity" is what ours is today is ignorant of the history. Go find a textbook and read up on Naturalism and the Founding Fathers.


And I suggest you go find one that was written sometime before 1970, before secular humanism could get its claws into the classroom.  Many of the founding fathers were indeed Christian, and most, if not all, at the very least believed in a Creator.

And seriously, all of these nonsense comments about a "theocracy" is nothing but out of control hyperbole.  Go check out some *real* theocracies... America is not, nor will it be anytime in the near future, a "theocracy" by any stretch of the imagination.  I'm a conservative Christian, and *I* don't want the USA to be a theocracy.  If I thought Bush wanted it or was capable of it, I wouldn't have voted for him.  But such a notion is so far outside of reality, it's laughable.

Besides,  If you have a problem with Bush being a Christian, I guess you have a problem with nearly every president we've ever had...
4569  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 has no manual on: November 03, 2004, 06:41:28 PM
Quote from: "O.DOGG"
I don't see Half-Life 2 having no manual as a problem. What I do have a problem with is seeing that having no manual has not affected the game's price in any way. I remember the excuses for high game prices - the printing of the box and manual but now there is no manual and yet the game still sells for $55. That's my problem. Companies are giving us less and less yet expect us to pay more and more. But, like Jeff said, vote with your wallets.


I dunno - for $55 you're still getting a lot, despite the lack of a physical manual:

Half-Life 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Half-Life 1: Source
Day of Defeat: Source (for another $5 via steam)
plus the original Half-Life/CS:Condition Zero/etc.

Even if most of us have already played the older stuff to death, it's still added value - you're getting much more bang-for-your-buck than, say, Doom 3.  I know I'll play through HL1:S and Opposing Force at least once, in addition to the new content... that's more than a fair trade for no printed manual.
4570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kerry concedes on: November 03, 2004, 04:54:34 PM
Quote from: "draegun"
I guess I'll be going to the store to stock up on survival supplies tonight:

plastic sheet
duck tape
rifle and rounds
bottled water
charcoal filtered masks
bug detectors
encrypted cell phones
Oh, and a Heil Bush arm badge


Gracious in defeat, eh?
4571  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 has no manual on: November 03, 2004, 03:44:28 PM
IMO, no biggie.  Nine times out of ten I leave the manual in the box and toss it in the basement.  Even with RPGs I find the manual to be fluff more often than not.
4572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] Fox News projects Ohio to Bush on: November 03, 2004, 03:10:25 PM
Quote from: "kathode"
Quote from: "pr0ner"
I really don't think the provisional votes will be counted.  There some real fishy stuff going on in Ohio from both sides with regards to those, methinks.  Do we REALLY need another 2000?

Mike
We don't need another 2000, but we really do need every legal vote to be counted.   :x


Small correction. Not that I think you're saying that we should count the illegal votes, but I just heard some moron on the radio saying that it doesn't matter if the votes are legal or illegal, they should *all* count.
4573  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half Life 2: No Co-op Mode on: November 02, 2004, 09:47:44 PM
Quote from: "PaulBot"
Quote from: "Jumangi"
Putting coop in a game like Hl2 isn't the same as in DOOM or Serious Sam. Not sure why people can't see that, and expect that it should be some simple thing to do.


It may not be a simple thing to do, but there sure seems to be a lot of people who would enjoy it.


Well, my response to this is always:   There is a small but loud number of gamers who really really want it.  But the majority couldn't care less for the most part.  If co-op was *that* important, publishers would make sure it was available.

Quote
I don't see why it can't be done - it's software - the developers can do whatever they want! It would just take more development time.


It's not necessarily a programming problem - especially in today's heavily scripted games.  What do you do when one person is at one end of the level, and someone is at the other end, and a major scripted event is triggered?  Do you magically teleport the other person into the room?  Do you run the event twice (no matter how illogical it may be)?  The logistics may be impossible to overcome in many cases, regardless of development time or programming ability.  Either that, or remove scripted events for the most part...  and considering devs have been adding more, not less, of them over the years, I don't see that happening anytime soon.
4574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How to get an estimate on baseball cards? on: November 02, 2004, 07:36:59 PM
How does a trade show compare to ebay?  I ask because my dad collected thousands of cards (we're talking multiple sets of *every* sport card put out between 85 and 98 ), and they're currently sitting in the basement gathering dust.  My mom wants to sell them, but we can't decide on the best method.
4575  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a doctor's note on: November 02, 2004, 07:29:34 PM
Quote from: "Sunderer"
Every moron on this thread who is flaming Wolverine must never again use the internet while at work for personal reasons (right).

Since I am not throwing stones (and since I'm the boss), that doesn't apply to me.


I'm at work right now.  But my employer doesn't mind as long as I get my work done.  If the boss were to come in tomorrow and say "no more internet for personal use", I'd stop.  Simple as that.  I wouldn't like it, but they're the ones paying me to do a job.

And as morlac correctly pointed out, it's not so much about the internet use as forging a doctor's note to get out of work.
4576  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Shrek 2 DVD - Why on Friday? on: November 02, 2004, 06:47:27 PM
Quote
Why do people buy food when they go to the movies? Doesn’t it just distract you?


Distract?  In what way? smile

Popcorn is part of the moviegoing experience for me... I don't always get something to eat at the theater, but most of the time I do, and just factor it into the cost (though it is a little sad that the snack usually costs more than the movie!)
4577  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a doctor's note on: November 02, 2004, 05:41:50 PM
Quote

Kinda mystified by the response here. He managed to put one over on a shit job and actually come out ahead.



Quote

Pretty shocked to see so many holier-than-thou responses here.I guess attitudes vary a lot more across country than I expected. In Denmark, where I live, this kind of thing isn't a big deal. Naturally, people are expected to be at work, but faking illness is not uncommon.  



It's called "integrity" - a somewhat archaic concept these days, I know, but some of us still try to do the right thing, regardless if we'll get caught or not.
4578  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who did you vote for today? on: November 02, 2004, 05:37:46 PM
Quote from: "Davidbld"
Why Kerry of course, the only sane, logical choice!!   :wink:


Maybe in BIZARRO WORLD~~~!!!!11
4579  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / DVDSoon.com Hallowe'en Sale on: November 02, 2004, 04:28:09 PM
Quote from: "Sudy Nym"
Honestly, I've been rather frustrated with DVD Soon's service on a couple of occasions in the past.

You're not the only one.  They're not worth the hassle, IMO.  DeepDiscountDVD is just as cheap, and much more reliable.
4580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a doctor's note on: November 02, 2004, 03:09:13 AM
I'm not a doctor, but I play one on teh intarweb.
4581  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kate Hudson. Wow. [56k] on: November 02, 2004, 02:14:03 AM
Quote from: "Sam Hell"
Wow. I'm gonna move to where ever you guys live. The women must be amazing if Kate just merits a "meh".



(Yes, I realize she's pregnant.  It's a joke)
4582  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kate Hudson. Wow. [56k] on: November 02, 2004, 12:20:13 AM
gameoverman beat me to it.
4583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / SP2 and PC Games on: November 01, 2004, 08:29:13 PM
No problems here.
4584  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TIVO Questions attn: Jeff Jones on: November 01, 2004, 06:30:16 PM
A splitter works fine for me as well-  and I have the very first model Tivo (HDR114, or something)
4585  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 2 on: November 01, 2004, 01:15:13 AM
To the left, to the left:

No vote
No vote
Wing Commander 3
Ultima VII
Thief: The Dark Project
Half-Life
No vote
Wing Commander
The Secret of Monkey Island
No vote
Quake 3
Pharaoh
Outlaws
Diablo
No One Lives Forever
Ultima Underworld


To the right, to the right:

Freespace 2
Unreal Tournament 2004
The Longest Journey
System Shock 2
Diablo 2
Quake
No vote
Grim Fandango
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Starcraft
Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Gabriel Knight 2
Deus Ex
No vote
Starsiege: Tribes
4586  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: October 31, 2004, 08:36:32 PM
These are all PC CD-ROM titles, disc only (I may have the manual for some of these, but they're not at my apartment ATM):

Critical Path
Dragon's Lair (Readysoft DOS version)
Iron Helix
The Journeyman Project Turbo
Mechwarrior 3
Quantum Gate
Superbike World Championship
4587  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: October 31, 2004, 08:33:34 PM
+1 to warning for the great Atari stuff.
4588  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Road To The Grudge Is Paved In Suck on: October 31, 2004, 03:11:10 AM
Saw it last night.  It was D-U-M, dumb.  Not remotely scary, nor did it make a lick of sense.
4589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Farenheit 911, for free, online on: October 29, 2004, 07:54:40 PM
I'd rather have someone get me drunk and put it in my butt than watch that again.
4590  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 28, 2004, 03:29:22 AM
Quote from: "Siljanus"
Isn't he dead?  (Tupac)


Da Makaveli will lives forevah, yo!
4591  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dude from Creed signs God Bless America at Sox Cards game 4. on: October 28, 2004, 03:26:56 AM
He knows sign language?  Awesome!
4592  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone twitching for F.E.A.R.? on: October 28, 2004, 03:14:46 AM
Is there anything resembling a release date yet?
4593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 28, 2004, 03:10:16 AM
Quote from: "\/\/olverine"
I'm just questioning the sort of environment you guys are expecting here, I suppose I was just assuming we were all working towards a mature message board that frowns on moronic threads and posts that add absolutely no insight to the subject.

Tell me then so I can get this straight: I can go into every thread if I feel like it, and just say "fuck [the topic]" randomly at will? If thats the case fine, I'll lower my expectations when making a thread, understanding that there is infact no level of maturity or quality required, and I'll act the same if I feel like being an asshole. I don't very much like GTA: San Andreas, I'm gonna go into all the threads posted on it and reply "fuck GTA: San Andreas"... (not really going to do it but I suppose I could without breaking the rules?) That would really attract intelligent discussions or even members from development teams, wouldn't it?

:Sigh: I guess I just had my own lofty expectations coming from GoneGold.


4594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bards Tale Impressions on: October 28, 2004, 12:25:55 AM
I saw it in Best Buy today.  Didn't pick it up though - I've had enough "Action RPGs" for a while.
4595  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP = $185 on: October 27, 2004, 04:18:49 PM
I'm not a big fan of handhelds, but that price certainly makes it much more attractive to me.
4596  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Greatest Rock n' Roll Frontman on: October 27, 2004, 04:14:26 PM
Quote from: "Riker's Beard"
Who do folks here think was/is the greatest, most entertaining lead singer of a rock band?  For me, even in a field that has Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger, there can be only one:

Freddie Mercury


Good call.  Whatever that current commercial is that uses "I Want To Break Free" has got me listening to Queen again - particularly their live shows - and he is a brilliant frontman.  His musical/vocal talent and undeniable showmanship just put him a notch above just about everyone else.
4597  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 27, 2004, 02:59:11 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "denoginizer"
Are you F#$%ing kidding me ???? !!!!
No, Halo sucked, both on the XBox and the PC..


This from the guy that also hates KOTOR, another well-loved game

What were you saying about counter-culture backlash, again?

Edit: Devil beat me to it - nice to know I'm not the only one seeing the contradiction.

Anyway, to stay on topic...

I really have no interest in GTA:SA - the previous games were mildly entertaining, but I never got into them like everyone else.  So I'll take a pass, go back to the Xbox double pack and see if I can figure out what I'm missing smile
4598  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ashlee Simpson on SNL - what a moron! on: October 26, 2004, 04:18:38 PM
Swing yer partner to and 'fro
Make sure she don't hit de do'
4599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My New Car on: October 26, 2004, 02:08:44 PM
Quote from: "slackerjoe"
Toyota Avensis!

Too bad you can't get it in North America! smile Europe and Japan only for this bad boy.

(Thank God for small miracles)

I mean, congrats!  biggrin
4600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else vote yet? on: October 26, 2004, 12:46:49 PM
Yep, I voted this past Saturday - went really quickly, actually.  I was probably in there all of ten minutes, and that was including an address change.
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