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4601  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.
4602  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?

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.
4603  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.

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.
4604  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.
4605  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.
4606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Shrek 2 DVD - Why on Friday? on: November 02, 2004, 06:47:27 PM
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!)
4607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a doctor's note on: November 02, 2004, 05:41:50 PM

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


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.
4608  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
4609  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / 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.
4610  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.
4611  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)
4612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kate Hudson. Wow. [56k] on: November 02, 2004, 12:20:13 AM
gameoverman beat me to it.
4613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / SP2 and PC Games on: November 01, 2004, 08:29:13 PM
No problems here.
4614  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)
4615  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
No vote
Wing Commander
The Secret of Monkey Island
No vote
Quake 3
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
No vote
Grim Fandango
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Gabriel Knight 2
Deus Ex
No vote
Starsiege: Tribes
4616  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
4617  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.
4618  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.
4619  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.
4620  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!
4621  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!
4622  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?
4623  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.

4624  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.
4625  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.
4626  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.
4627  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
4628  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'
4629  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
4630  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.
4631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Top Ten Geekiest hobbies on: October 25, 2004, 11:21:13 PM
7. Star Wars

Distinguishing Characteristics: Overweight, casually strolling into the center of the room, and then when you least expect it, bursting into a blinding Jedi combat storm with a golf ball retriever.

Ghyslain Raza, where are you in our time of need?
4632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ashlee Simpson on SNL - what a moron! on: October 25, 2004, 06:55:28 PM
I think she deserves merciless mocking simply for spelling her name "Ashlee"
4633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Dating] Frequency of calls early on? on: October 25, 2004, 06:53:19 PM
You'd think at 32 I'd have this stuff down, but the majority of my dating life prior to this year has been with girls I already knew well - friends, friends of friends, etc... people I already had a rapport with.  But this year I've been dating a lot of people that I barely know, which makes calling them up a bit tricky - particularly at the very beginning.  Once you've gone out with someone and said "yeah, I'd like to pursue this", how often should you call?  Of course the trick is calling often enough to show interest, without calling so often that you come off as clingy.... I'm just not sure where that line is - calls would be as far apart as possible in my perfect world, as I hate using the telephone, but chicks like to, y'know, TALK and crap like that... Tongue

Thoughts from the peanut gallery?

(And Matrix (if you're around), just shut yer word hole - I know what your answer is  :twisted: )
4634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Lost Hot Chick Poll on: October 23, 2004, 08:01:44 PM
Quote from: "Sam Hell"

Yeah, she's pretty fine, but that's about the most unattractive photo of her I've seen.
4635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 23, 2004, 07:59:12 PM
Quote from: "zinckiwi"

What kind of desk is that zinckiwi?
4636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game Of All Time Tournament - CG Edition on: October 23, 2004, 03:53:06 AM
Wing Commander 3
Ultima VII
Thief: The Dark Project
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Lands of Lore
Wing Commander
Warcraft II
The Secret of Monkey Island 2
Tomb Raider
Quake 2
Doom 2
Quake 3
Call of Duty
Ultima IV
No One Lives Forever
Magic Carpet
Ultima Underworld
Might and Magic 6
4637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / November 2004 - greatest game rush ... ever? on: October 22, 2004, 05:38:24 PM
Thankfully, a lot on that list don't really appeal to me.  

Halo 2

Will buy:
Half-Life 2
Call of Duty Finest Hour

Might buy:
Prince of Persia - Warrior Within
Metroid Prime 2

Everything else gets a pass.
4638  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 22, 2004, 03:57:55 AM
What's with the bugzapper between the monitors?
4639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / SWON or Wings of War? on: October 22, 2004, 03:05:45 AM
I have SWON, but have never played it.  I had (past tense) Wings of War, and in my not-so-humble opinion, it blows.
4640  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thinking of buying an Apple computer on: October 20, 2004, 11:10:38 PM
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Is it an external hard drive? Because, yeah, a Mac can read an external Windows formatted hard drive (at least, in my experience). Of course, the system disk has to be HFS+.

Macs can't write to NTFS drives (unless something has changed).  So, if you want your external drive to be read/writable by both OSX and Windows, you either have to stick with FAT32 (yuck), or buy a copy of MacDrive (better)
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