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2281  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 22, 2008, 07:55:06 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on February 21, 2008, 03:39:18 PM

Quote from: Brendan on February 21, 2008, 03:22:29 PM


Do you have an actual reputable source for this smear?   Or is Drudge the best you can do?

You might want to know what Drudge Report is before you attack the link. The site just links to other web pages 99.9% of the time, and usually big name sites. In that case it was the NY Times article. Typical uneducated Brett post though. smile
2282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 19, 2008, 03:10:35 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 19, 2008, 01:06:20 AM

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If you can't laugh at people who died doing stupid things who can you laugh at? If he did that in front of the family, yeah he's a dick, otherwise its in bad taste and kind of funny.

Soooooo if he was wearing a costume of benazir bhutto (what was she doing back in pakistan?) or Nick Berg (what was he doing in Iraq?) or Heath Ledger (what was he doing on prescriptions?) that'd be ok?

Admittedly, I felt like I was gut punched when Irwin died so I'm sensitive to it.

They all would be in bad taste, some more so than others. A political leader trying to change a country probably wouldn't be funny. A bad actor, a guy who does TV shows (albeit a good guy all around), or a guy who played with his life in Iraq when he was warned not would be less so.

But I didn't know any of those people, and really wouldn't care if some wore a costume of one of the above. In fact I would laugh at a Heath Ledger costume.

But then again, I always get a chuckle when someone famous dies and people act like it was a close of friend of theirs.
2283  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 19, 2008, 12:09:52 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 18, 2008, 11:38:02 PM

Quote from: disarm on February 18, 2008, 11:15:44 PM



Dick.

Edit: Guy in the photo not disarm...

If you can't laugh at people who died doing stupid things who can you laugh at? If he did that in front of the family, yeah he's a dick, otherwise its in bad taste and kind of funny.
2284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone here try any of those electronic books???? on: February 18, 2008, 12:31:49 AM

Quote from: Canuck on February 18, 2008, 12:13:59 AM

I don't know how people can read e-books, I just couldnt do it.  I hate reading game manuals on my laptop-I couldn't imagine how you would read a book on a tiny little screen like that.  Give me ink and paper any day of the week!

E-ink isn't like reading on a monitor, it's not back lit, so it's not hard on the eyes and you need a light source to read it. The screens on the current readers are a pretty good size and you can change the font size as needed.

I personally hate real books, I can never get comfortable with them and hate having to hold the book open when dealing with paperbacks.
2285  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Knight Rider - tonight on NBC on: February 17, 2008, 11:41:54 PM

Quote from: disarm on February 17, 2008, 10:21:35 PM

watch...it very well might suck, but if you don't watch and it turns out to be worthwhile, you will have missed out and may not get another chance.

There is literally no chance it will be worth while though. The original show was really bad when I was 13, a bad remake won't be better 24 years later.
2286  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone here try any of those electronic books???? on: February 17, 2008, 09:18:15 PM
The Kindle is getting great reviews, all the 1 and 2 star reviews are by people who don't own one, so I was really considering getting one. I decided to wait for version 2 though, I don't want to be an early adopter for that kind of money and would rather wait for a larger library. Not to mention that the Kindle may spur Sony to improve their reader.
2287  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Expelled on: February 16, 2008, 03:51:07 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 15, 2008, 07:36:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 14, 2008, 10:12:33 PM

I'll watch it, but it does look to be very one sided with the viewpoint of "Us poor Christians are persecuted in this country". I like BS, but jeez he was a bit over dramatic in that clip.
Interesting, as Stein is a Jew.

I don't care what religion he is, but I guess you could insert any religion that insists on intelligent design as having any basis other than in your faith.
2288  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Expelled on: February 14, 2008, 10:12:33 PM
I'll watch it, but it does look to be very one sided with the viewpoint of "Us poor Christians are persecuted in this country". I like BS, but jeez he was a bit over dramatic in that clip.
2289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 14, 2008, 06:46:30 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 13, 2008, 04:04:50 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 13, 2008, 01:22:03 AM

Quote from: Raven VII on February 13, 2008, 12:57:36 AM

Haha, I just had to laugh at the archaic perceptions of Macs in this thread. Can't play PC games (not true since Apple ditched the PowerPC 2 years ago), one-buttoned mouse (not true since they introduced the Mighty Mouse, uh, almost 3 years ago? And you don't even have to use it - I use the Logitech VX Revolution myself, awesome mouse). My MacBook Pro has a 8600 GT, which is a quite nice graphic card.

What irritates me the most in this thread is that it's the same old tired material.  If you're going to dog macs, at least come up with something new.  I'm surprised nobody has trotted out the old "photoshop is the only game a mac can play" chestnut yet...

yay, you have a nice video card.  now lets play battlefield 2 together.  ohh wait...

What part of Macs can run XP/Vista didn't you understand?
2290  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 13, 2008, 06:51:27 AM

Quote from: disarm on February 13, 2008, 05:09:10 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 13, 2008, 01:22:03 AM

What irritates me the most in this thread is that it's the same old tired material.  If you're going to dog macs, at least come up with something new.  I'm surprised nobody has trotted out the old "photoshop is the only game a mac can play" chestnut yet...

we all know there are more games on a Mac than Photoshop.  do they still include the little apple sliding puzzle in OS-X? icon_wink

Yeah, it's just like the one that Microsoft copied for Vista's sidebar.
2291  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Endless Ocean Impressions (Wii) on: February 13, 2008, 03:29:26 AM
I have yet to see the leafy sea dragon either. I think a lot of my problem is I am still in July, I need to fast forward a bit.

My big problem right now is I don't know whats unlocking what, or even if anything is unlocked when I find something. I keep getting a message about a curse, but nothing is happening. I can read the tablets in the ruins now, but after reading them all nothing happened. Did I miss one, is that the end of events? I wish the game gave me a bit more guidance.
2292  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Super Tuesday! on: February 13, 2008, 03:02:03 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 09:08:44 PM

As for McCain's supposed support, I read this from SurveyUSA:

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Eve of VA GOP Primary, Huckabee Closes-In On McCain: Big movement in Virginia following Mike Huckabee's strong showing over the weekend in Louisiana, Kansas and Washington state. On the eve of the Virginia Republican Primary, it's John McCain 48%, Mike Huckabee 37%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released 72 hours ago, McCain is down 9, Huckabee is up 12. McCain had led by 32, now leads by 11. Among Conservative voters, McCain had led by 21, now trails by 5. Among Pro-Life voters, McCain had led by 20 points, now trails by 6. Among voters in Southeast VA, McCain had led by 28, now trails by 12. Among voters focused on Immigration, McCain had led by 16, now trails by 17. Among voters who attend religious services regularly, McCain had led by 24, now trails by 2.

Whoops, that "supposed support" ended up being pretty strong.
2293  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 11:25:20 PM

Quote from: Canuck on February 12, 2008, 11:14:09 PM

I'll never buy a computer from a company that believes that a single mouse button is the wave of the future.

So I guess you are going to buy one? Macs come with 4 button (and scroll wheel) mice.
2294  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Super Tuesday! on: February 12, 2008, 10:40:32 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 09:08:44 PM

But again, just because all your friends and everyone you talk to at the bar and everyone in your church and everyone you work with and everyone you went to high school with loves the war, that doesn't mean everyone in America does.  Last time I checked, America claimed to be a democracy, so those kind of things tend to be typically viewed as somewhat relevant (although it's not a truism, obviously: if it were, the US wouldn't have attacked Iraq in the first place).

So, again, viewing my link to the polling data is interesting as an overview.  Now obviously, you can't place your belief 100% into polls, but since there are a wide range of polls by different organizations with differing methodologies, it will at the least provide some insight.

Exactly, the polls don't say anything about Republican support, so you are just stating an opinion that Republicans are against the war. The fact is that a republican candidate, on one of the biggest issues of this election, is pro-war. The fact that he is winning the election easily at this point says a lot of what Republicans think. All but one of the republican candidates is pro war, and that one candidate has a whooping 16 delegates. That says more to me about what Republicans want more than what some pundit tells me.


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As for McCain's supposed support, I read this from SurveyUSA:

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Eve of VA GOP Primary, Huckabee Closes-In On McCain: Big movement in Virginia following Mike Huckabee's strong showing over the weekend in Louisiana, Kansas and Washington state. On the eve of the Virginia Republican Primary, it's John McCain 48%, Mike Huckabee 37%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released 72 hours ago, McCain is down 9, Huckabee is up 12. McCain had led by 32, now leads by 11. Among Conservative voters, McCain had led by 21, now trails by 5. Among Pro-Life voters, McCain had led by 20 points, now trails by 6. Among voters in Southeast VA, McCain had led by 28, now trails by 12. Among voters focused on Immigration, McCain had led by 16, now trails by 17. Among voters who attend religious services regularly, McCain had led by 24, now trails by 2.

So much for his groundswell of support.  Seems like his grass roots are getting watered down.

Means nothing. LA and KS are Bible states, I would have been surprised if they went to McCain. And hell Washington's Republicans picked Pat Robertson in 1988 (the only state he won), so that says something about the voters there too. McCain wins the big, important states, which is why he has such a commanding lead. Anyway all this is beside the point, Huckabee is pro war also. Now if you tell me Ron Paul was coming on strong, you would have a point about what Republicans want.

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Yeah, and that's the same line of bullshit the Bushites used too.  By the way, McCain believes that America doesn't concern itself with how long we stay in Iraq, be it (in his own words), 10 years, 100 years, or 1000 years.  So in reality, McCain could have a target withdrawl date in mind of 12,008.

Seeing that McCain has been hugging "stay the course" so hard that it's become a part of him, it's kind of absurd to think he brings anything new to the table.  McCain is the closest thing the Republicans have to reelecting GWB.

Ok, you don't think we should clean up the mess we started? We should just leave and let them sort it out themselves or be invaded by whoever wants the oil? Myself, I think we have responsibility to the country now, whether we like it or not. I also don't believe any of the candidates running now will get us out of Iraq, it's just not that easy as one day saying we're done.

Anyway the rest of the 100 year quote was:

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As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. Thatís fine with me, I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Queada is training and equipping and recruiting and motivating people every single day.

This has been US policy in places like Korea and Germany for over 50 years. We have stayed and supported the countries we got involved with. We have bases all over the world that exist peacefully and help the countries they are in, that was his point. Not that we should be in this "war" that we are in now over there forever. He spells out his plan on his website, which is very similar to Bush, yes.


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Your talking point metric discredits itself: Fox had Rudy 9ui11iani in the debate.  How many states did he win?  How far behind in delegates was he?  Rudy was BEHIND Ron Paul in terms of support.  And yet... he was in the debates.  By your own metric, Rudy was far less relevant than Ron Paul.

Rudy was still doing well in polls for the most part, and his strategy was to wait for Florida, where he was still doing quite well. Paul has never had strong support in any of the states. He was given numerous chances in debates where you could see that even the other candidates thought he was a joke.

Anyway, he doesn't stand a chance of hell in winning, I would rather see viable candidates debate myself.
2295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 08:50:54 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 12, 2008, 08:41:08 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 12, 2008, 07:52:12 PM


As far as video cards go, the current line of iMacs have better video cards than what I see a lot of gamers posting on forums like these. But no, who buys a Mac to game? They buy a Mac because it's a great computer and it's a nice extra to be able to play some of the games out there.

thats cause we all don't have brand new computers.  duh.

Then to people with old computers, the iMac must look like a damn nice gaming computer. smile
2296  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Super Tuesday! on: February 12, 2008, 08:13:27 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 03:44:11 PM

A great amount of it may be McCain's love of warmongering.  The war is highly unpopular, even among Republicans.  So for McCain's vows to stay the course in Iraq for the next 100 years, that's just not something your average American will support.  That's also why Fox barred Ron Paul from the debates: every time he started talking about withdrawing troops, Republicans in the audience cheered.  That's doesn't fit the worldview Fox News is pushing, so they did everything they could to prevent showing anything except more stay the course.

Every one I know who is Republican, which is just about everyone in this part of the country, is for the war. McCain is for the war, and he is the leading nominee. So I wouldn't say the war is unpopular in his party, I would say the way it was handled is unpopular with the Republicans.

McCain's position, is that we need to finish what we started, that we can't just pull out now and leave it even worse than it was before. He said if it takes a 100 years we will do it, not that he wants it to take that long. Which is a position people do support (including me as a democrat). Also McCain is not a warmonger, he said he would use military force if necessary on Iran after consulting congress and other world leaders. No Commander in Chief ever rules out military action, he just said it was an option, not that he would do it.

Ron Paul adds nothing to the debates, that's why he was banned. He has almost no support (how many states has he won? How far behind in delegates is he?) and isn't considered a serious candidate by pretty anyone outside of his own supporters. I personally am glad they aren't letting him in. And Republicans didn't cheer for him as much as Ron Paul supporters who got in cheered. Again, if the war was so important for Republicans, why is a pro war candidate easily winning?
2297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 07:53:08 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 07:51:06 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 12, 2008, 04:59:00 PM

As long as it doesn't require a decent video card (unless you can shell out the $2500+ for a Mac Pro with an 8800GT)

Hey, if someone can't drop $2500 for a new Mac every six months, they don't even deserve to have a computer with an Apple logo on it  icon_biggrin

Mac Pro's are upgradeable.
2298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 07:52:12 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 04:32:02 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 12, 2008, 01:48:05 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 11, 2008, 07:30:26 PM

how about the 'istill-cant-play-PC-games'?

I guess you haven't heard about how you can run XP/Vista on Macs? So yeah, you can play PC games on a Mac.

So essentially, Apple's solution to gaming is to start making Wintel machines.

No believe it or not, Apple never claims to make gaming computers. Gamers are not their target audience. Sure you can play games on them, like WoW runs well even on the cheapest iMac, but there answer to gamers is pretty much buy a PC if you want to game.

As far as video cards go, the current line of iMacs have better video cards than what I see a lot of gamers posting on forums like these. But no, who buys a Mac to game? They buy a Mac because it's a great computer and it's a nice extra to be able to play some of the games out there.
2299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Endless Ocean Impressions (Wii) on: February 12, 2008, 07:22:51 AM
Took a break, but I am back to playing it again. 25 hours in with about 40 fish left to find and still tons of treasure to find. I was kind of stuck and just wandered around and then I found something that moved things forward again. But now I am stuck again. I have 2 places were I have a general idea of where to search, but I am not finding anything. The email system is a mess, you can't delete anything so things stack up and I can't tell which emails are giving me leads anymore and which ones are done.
2300  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 01:48:05 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 11, 2008, 07:30:26 PM

how about the 'istill-cant-play-PC-games'?

I guess you haven't heard about how you can run XP/Vista on Macs? So yeah, you can play PC games on a Mac.
2301  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Writers Guild Strike Notes on: February 11, 2008, 04:09:16 AM
I don't care whose decision it is. Still crap, whether I should blame the writers, networks or whoever. The whole industry makes too much money for what they do.

Edit: I don't mean that to sound as bitter as it sounds. I just don't understand an industry that can make so much money, and have so much down time. Hopefully this 3 month break cost the big wigs some bucks.
2302  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Writers Guild Strike Notes on: February 11, 2008, 02:42:28 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 11, 2008, 02:01:19 AM

It could be over by Tuesday.

When your favorite show may return.  It looks like Bionic Woman, Life is Wild and Big Shots got the can but the fate of alot of the new shows are still undecided.

I have only heard of maybe 80% of those shows. The only two I care about, The Office and 30 Rock will shoot 4-6 episodes. Fuckers, everyone had a 3+ month break and you are going to only do a few more shows and then quit for the summer??? The strike should had stayed on, these people don't deserve the money they get.
2303  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Imperium Romanum on: February 10, 2008, 08:39:36 AM
Meh, nothing to get excited about going off the description and the screenshots. And it's a Bulgarian company that made a bunch of other meh games.
2304  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The idiocy of racial profiling, caught on camera on: February 10, 2008, 01:15:41 AM
That picture is actually on page 34 of the "This is fun thread." Jeez, you shouldn't be posting if you can't even read the other threads on the front page to see if it's already been posted. slywink
2305  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OK guys--YOU settle this argument! on: February 08, 2008, 04:53:07 AM
Ah I misunderstood the question. Since the question in Jeopardy is the answer I thought she meant the clue was "the franc" and those were her answers. Nevermind.
2306  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Manufaturer supports the troops! on: February 08, 2008, 04:42:16 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 08, 2008, 02:52:42 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 08, 2008, 01:17:47 AM

Because this kind of thing is pretty common, so I wasn't surprised. The military gets crappy equipment because of their contract requirements.

No... TFA is quite clear that the manufacturer was in violation of the contract requirements.

Which is not uncommon. Half assed jobs that take too long are not unusual for government contracts. As is over charging. That $35K hammer come to mind? (Or whatever the price was.) And I am not arguing that it's not ridiculous, I am arguing your conclusion that is was a typical "no-bid" contract when evidence points to the opposite.

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By saying it was a "no-bid" contract implies that someone got the bid because of self promotion or being friends of someone high up (which I would guess is what Unbreakable was aiming at).

Or just that the "fiscal conservatives" aren't the model of fiscal responsibility they keep chanting they are.  And, you know, never have been to begin with.

Has nothing to do with fiscal conservatives, democrats, or anything else political. Has everything to do with the military and how they make their contracts. Believe it or not, when unit X needs something, they don't go through congress or the president, they do it themselves. The DoD made that contract for the helmets, not the politicians.

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This more than likely wasn't the case, they got the contract for being a small business owned by Native Americans. The government wastes money and gets bad contracts all the time which would never fly in the business world.

So I say it was a no-bid, which isn't substantiated.... and your rebuttal is to say it's not, it's that damn libr00l minority-owned business manipulation, which isn't substantiated either.

Actually it is substantiated. It's in military regulations, that you don't know about, and don't care to research. Small business get benefits in bids as well as many other factors. I just took a class on it last week actually.

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Which is all neither here nor there, since the crux of the problem is that they had a contract to supply AT THE MINIMUM a 35x35 thread per square inch weave, and instead were supplying, at the most, a 35x34 weave, and most of the time it was much less, around a 32x34 weave:

Completely agree, it's crap and things like this shouldn't happen. It does though, I just wasn't at all surprised by it.
2307  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OK guys--YOU settle this argument! on: February 08, 2008, 01:53:24 AM
The countries that use francs include Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and most of the Francophone countries of Africa.
2308  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Manufaturer supports the troops! on: February 08, 2008, 01:17:47 AM
Because this kind of thing is pretty common, so I wasn't surprised. The military gets crappy equipment because of their contract requirements. By saying it was a "no-bid" contract implies that someone got the bid because of self promotion or being friends of someone high up (which I would guess is what Unbreakable was aiming at). This more than likely wasn't the case, they got the contract for being a small business owned by Native Americans. The government wastes money and gets bad contracts all the time which would never fly in the business world.
2309  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Manufaturer supports the troops! on: February 08, 2008, 01:07:47 AM

Quote from: Brendan on February 08, 2008, 01:03:00 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 08, 2008, 12:54:46 AM

I didn't see anything that said they had a no-bid contract.

More than likely they were awarded the contract because of numerous other factors that it takes to get a government contract and the fact they were the cheapest, which resulted in sub-standard products.

Shouldn't hundreds of inspection violations (which may have resulted in American casualties) disqualify a company from having their contract renewed 12 days before the feds settled a two-year lawsuit with them?

It doesn't mean they didn't win a bid. Here is why they got the bid:

Sioux Manufacturing Corporation is 100% Tribally owned by the Spirit Lake Nation. Sioux Manufacturing Corporation is a self certified Small Disadvantaged Business and certified HUBZone Small Business Concern.
2310  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OK guys--YOU settle this argument! on: February 08, 2008, 12:58:54 AM
Both mean the same thing, so either would be correct if that was the answer.

The problem is that the franc isn't necessarily French.
2311  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Manufaturer supports the troops! on: February 08, 2008, 12:54:46 AM
I didn't see anything that said they had a no-bid contract.

More than likely they were awarded the contract because of numerous other factors that it takes to get a government contract and the fact they were the cheapest, which resulted in sub-standard products.
2312  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Candidate Comparison On Issues? on: February 05, 2008, 11:19:09 PM
Very basic one

NY Times

There are tons of them, search for 2008 candidate issues chart.
2313  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Football Manager Handheld 2008 [PSP] on: February 02, 2008, 06:37:05 PM
Marc Vaughn (one of the markers of the game) has a  hints and tips guide for the PSP version on SI's website. Just go to downloads.
2314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 31, 2008, 06:00:19 AM
Hehe, can't wait to see how much that baby is going to cost.
2315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Endless Ocean Impressions (Wii) on: January 31, 2008, 05:22:17 AM
Still playing also, at about 18-19 hours I guess. Main quest is finished, and it was obviously really easy: swim here, swim there...bang, done. I am ok with it, it could have been a bit longer is all, once you get on to it, there aren't many steps. Still have a ton of treasure to find, and about 50 fish. Kat is also telling me I didn't finish the Abyss area and I need to go search a cave I missed.  I don't even know where to begin to search for treasure since I have been everywhere. For fish it's a matter of waiting for the seasons to change, and it looks even then most of them are small fish that are hard to find anyway. So I am doing tours, and photography searches. The former take almost no effort to do and the latter is a pain in the ass since when you are trying to find a small fish you need to tow your dolphin/whale around trying to get him to play spotter for you (which not fun because almost any fish you can get to follow you anywhere, but your pet won't follow you unless you whistle constantly). And training pets seems pointless and way too tedious to go on with.

I think I am about done with it. It was enjoyable, but overall it felt kind of half assed. I really hope they put a bit more effort into the next one (if there is one). It needs to be bigger, it doesn't take long to explore the whole map and everything looks the same except for a couple areas. It is still fun finding new fish though, but almost all the big fish are findable right off the bat.
2316  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 30, 2008, 07:36:30 PM
Wow, that's pretty awesome Enough.
2317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is coming to a DS near you! on: January 28, 2008, 03:32:26 AM
I am all for short games being roguelike in that when you are dead, thats it, game over, but those were games you played in one sitting. A long RPG where I work for everything I have, I am not too into losing everything if I die, even if the game is balanced to expect that.
2318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Endless Ocean Impressions (Wii) on: January 27, 2008, 09:27:28 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on January 27, 2008, 12:27:25 AM

Edit - Turns out the underwater pen is the secret to unlocking a lot of the deep abyss dwellers.

Yeah and it's a pain in the ass. Since the camera stays still when writing, I am having a rough time getting those fish above level 1. Not sure if that matters or not, but it's silly.

Couple of tips for anyone new to the game:

There is no need to pet any fish for longer than 15 seconds in most cases. You will get to level 2 and 3 just by petting it once the next time you see it again on a dive. In other words don't sit there and try to pet a fish for minutes trying to increase the info level. Go back to your boat and then next time you dive pet it again and it will go up a level almost immediately in most cases.

If you have a photo request for a fish, just go to the aquarium and get a picture of it there, saves you the effort of trying to find it in the wild. Doesn't work for penguins though, so just keep moving your boat until the one you want shows up on your deck. (edit: It won't accept aquarium pictures, and penguins pics taken on your boat are only "good", not that it seems to matter, since you don't seem to get a reward for either).

To 5 star a tour (although there doesn't seem to be any benefit to getting 5 stars) keep showing your customer new fish until you get a message that your customer is thrilled and you can come up now. You have to find the fish they really want to see first of course.

Best way to find treasure and small fish is to swim with your dolphin. He doesn't do too good at following you, so you have to lead him by swimming a little ways and then blowing the whistle. Then sit there and see if he points at anything. Repeat.

I am enjoying the game still, but I am at the point now where everything is explored and I am waiting for the plot to advance.
2319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where's the No More Heroes impressions? There they are! on: January 25, 2008, 10:51:45 PM
If a boss is a tough fight can you do jobs and increase your money to buy a better weapon?
2320  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I think I miss my parents... on: January 25, 2008, 10:44:46 PM
I can't be far enough away from mine. Going back usually results in way too much stress.
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