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2361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: All your base are.....Red Alert 3 remix video on: September 21, 2008, 03:07:51 PM
BTW, the official site has a higher quality version.
2362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: All your base are.....Red Alert 3 remix video on: September 21, 2008, 02:15:21 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 21, 2008, 02:02:19 PM

I don't have much interest in the game itself, but that was pretty awesome.

Oh, and Jenny McCarthy is still freaking hot.   drool

Same here, but screw McCarthy (literally) who ever is playing the Russian chick is gorgeous.
2363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Drunk History on: September 21, 2008, 01:16:43 AM
Thought it was pretty damn great myself.
2364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Activision turns into RIAA - starts suing file-sharers on: September 21, 2008, 12:48:01 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on September 21, 2008, 12:31:06 AM

Looks like it could be false.

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An attorney who has represented Activision in six recent copyright lawsuits involving video games has told GamePolitics that the legal actions were not related to file sharing.

Karin Pagnanelli, a partner with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, wrote in an e-mail:

    While we donít comment on litigation involving clients, we can advise you that we have never filed any litigation against a file-sharer on behalf of Activision.
     

GP: It would appear, then, that the six defendants we reported on in our earlier story were sued for something more complex than mere file sharing.

Well at least you read the whole thread before replying. Tongue
2365  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda sucks and they and anyone who likes them are going to hell (Fallout on: September 20, 2008, 11:30:14 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 20, 2008, 11:14:38 PM

I see good and meh in the gameplay vids...something about it tells me that it's not as good as I'm anticipating, but that could just be gaming cynicism...

Me too, but for me it's because it looks way too much like a run of the mill FPS. Not a big FPS fan so that has me scared.
2366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sacred 2 Gone Gold on: September 20, 2008, 09:07:17 PM
Hmm, I am surprised that the forum was so accepting of this. Bunch of fan boys over there.

Not sure how I feel about it, it doesn't look that much better judging by the one screenshot. I guess it would depend on much extra the CE was. I can't see paying a lot of extra money for something that should probably be included in the standard edition.

I will wait for a demo regardless. Sacred 1 felt a bit rough around the edges even if there was a good game behind it. I would like to see a more polished product from them if they are going to get my money.
2367  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 20, 2008, 08:13:41 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 20, 2008, 02:05:23 PM

That's an...interesting collection of items.  icon_eek

And none of them are what I think of when I think of Croc wearers. I always think of women, little kids, health professionals, and kitchen staff myself.
2368  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sacred 2 Gone Gold on: September 20, 2008, 08:08:59 PM
Nothing about the high res thing on the main site and no one seems to be talking about it on the official forums, which seems strange. Only place I can find mention of it is some Australian and German pre-order sites.
2369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 19, 2008, 11:32:49 PM
Thanks, I figured it right after I typed that.

I think the patch censored my Euro version, no nudity when I bedded Triss.
2370  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 19, 2008, 10:20:20 PM
I don't know guys, it was pretty easy for me. Everything worked fine. Now I am stuck because it's telling me to meditate and I can't figure out how. icon_confused
2371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 19, 2008, 09:01:46 PM
The upgrade too 25 minutes and the language pack took seconds to install FYI.
2372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 19, 2008, 08:46:25 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on September 19, 2008, 08:44:35 PM

I wish there was some sort of progress bar after getting the "This could take 2 hours" message.  I don't know whether it's hung or just thinking.

Read somewhere on the official forums that it will say not responding at times. Ignores this. Just forget it's there. smile
2373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 19, 2008, 08:42:39 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 19, 2008, 07:48:32 PM

The install is simple enough, as long as everything (patch, language, additional stories) are all in the same folder the patch will install whatever is there automatically.

Umm, what additional stories? I have the patch and the language thingy, but what else do I need to get?
2374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 19, 2008, 03:35:56 AM
According to a mod on the official forums, there is a "rumor" that he can't confirm that the patch will be released between 8-10AM Warsaw time (GMT +1). 2-4AM EST.
2375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: September 18, 2008, 04:13:16 AM
Really? I thought this was the weakest one in a long time. While I don't disagree with with him on the game, I didn't think any of it was particularly funny, and there was a good 30 seconds of nothing but "Noooooo" on an already short review. Plus it felt more like a real review than anything that witty.
2376  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / The Witcher news article is wrong on: September 17, 2008, 11:43:45 PM
It states the EE patch is available to download from the official site. This is not true, the official EE upgrade patch will not be available until Friday. The press release says the new version is in stores, not that the patch is available. Page 8 of this official forum's thread clearly states this.

2377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 17, 2008, 11:18:24 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on September 17, 2008, 11:12:03 PM

According to the front page, it's out.  But I can't find a link to the download.  Someone helps me!!

Game is out in stores (in the US, Europe release date is the19th) but the download patch is not out until Friday. You must be registered with your game manual's code in order to download it. Then it can be found in the "extras" section on Friday.
2378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore DRM on: September 17, 2008, 06:20:35 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 17, 2008, 06:17:48 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 17, 2008, 06:03:07 PM

There are a couple articles out there (too lazy to link) that says EA is going to add an uninstall credit to Spore. So when you uninstall you get a credit back.

Frankly, when I decide that I'm going to wipe a HD and start over, or even upgrade my PC by replacing components, the last thing on my mind is uninstalling all my old games.

I was the same way until OOTP and iTunes came along.
2379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore DRM on: September 17, 2008, 06:03:07 PM
There are a couple articles out there (too lazy to link) that says EA is going to add an uninstall credit to Spore. So when you uninstall you get a credit back.
2380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Spore DRM on: September 17, 2008, 03:59:43 PM
Sorry for another thread on the subject, but I really don't want to to derail the other thread further and I think this deserves a looking at.

Fidget's article.

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MTV published some reassuring comments from an EA spokesperson who avoided some of their questions, but said the copy protection restrictions were going to be eased up in the "near future". She also said that if EA were to ever shut down the Spore servers, they'd patch out the DRM first so people could still play. How thoughtful, especially considering EA's poor track record for keeping servers around for old games.

Ok maybe not the most reassuring response, beside that it will be easing up.

The Fidget article links to Ars Technica's article where they did what I said I hoped KD would do before reviewing Spore. They tested out EA's response. It's an interesting read. End result they gave him a new key.

Still yes the DRM sucks.
2381  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) on: September 17, 2008, 06:59:12 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 16, 2008, 09:24:42 PM

On a not entirely selfless note, I'm sad that this must surely rule out any prospect of another album.  Not that I was expecting one anyway, but still.  It's a pity they didn't make anything else after The Division Bell, because that album was fantastic.

I liked TDB quite a bit considering it wasn't real Floyd. I am glad they didn't release anything else for the same reason. Without Roger Waters it can't really be called Pink Floyd IMO. Some of DG solo stuff is quite similar to TDB, you might want to check it out.
2382  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) on: September 16, 2008, 06:37:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 16, 2008, 06:29:43 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 16, 2008, 06:23:55 PM

1943-2008

Rest in peace.  icon_frown

i will play DSotM in his honor today.  farewall.  frown

While he was a major influence on some of the songs on Dark Side, the more appropriate album would probably be Piper at the Gates of Dawn when and him and Syd wrote a lot of stuff and he sang a couple of the songs. He had a lot more influence in the early days.

It was cool to see this was the most read article on CNN most of the day yesterday, especially when the headline was at the bottom of the list.

Edit: Wasn't trying to be dickish, just when I think of Richard Wright, I think of the early stuff.
2383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 15, 2008, 04:50:32 PM
BTW, Witcher Enhanced comes out Tuesday, but the Enchantment patch comes out Friday for all of us who already have it.

As for me, DQIV. Been pre-ordered for months.
2384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 15, 2008, 04:40:45 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on September 15, 2008, 04:27:56 PM

Rock Band 2 and hopefully the RB2 guitar as well. I just ordered one from DeepDiscount for $59, but I think that might be a price error, we'll see if they honor it. I don't think they'll even ship it. I can't find the bloody things anywhere. Including Newegg, Bestbuy, Amazon, Buy, no one seems to have them listed. I'd like to know WTF is going on with them.

Amazon has it. Although it's through someone else. New Egg also has it, but it's not called RB2, just that it's a wireless guitar.
2385  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: September 14, 2008, 07:18:35 AM
Are the new drums quieter?
2386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iTunes 8 on: September 14, 2008, 05:32:01 AM

Quote from: Chaz on September 14, 2008, 05:15:45 AM

How's stability under Vista? I've heard rumors of crashing.

Used it for probably 4-5 hours a days since release and no crashes on Vista 32.
2387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iTunes 8 on: September 14, 2008, 04:11:50 AM
It would be neat if it was a bit more accurate. For instance 50% of the time it says the songs I don't have by a certain group, I do have. Otherwise it's pretty neat.
2388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 12, 2008, 05:49:13 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on September 12, 2008, 05:32:05 AM

With The Sims 2, I have installed and reinstalled over 5 times not including hardware upgrade that can also use up the limit if The Sims 2 had the same DRM.

Four year old game, but still very popular so I suppose EA wouldn't have removed the CP yet anyway.

Also I see no evidence of hardware changes effecting the installs. Read the whole thread you linked to. The guy reinstalled windows, installed for a 2nd time, and then created a new user account using the same install code, that's what ate up the 3 installs, not the hardware changes. The only hardware change when he lost use of ME was adding a cooling fan, which I doubt even Windows knew was added let alone EA. Saw your new link on OO.

Edit: This isn't the place for this, I feel bad for ruining the thread. I won't post any more about it in this thread.
2389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 12, 2008, 05:43:37 AM
My favorite game of all time, Kohan II, came out in 2004. I just installed it for the the 3rd time last week. It was on my old XP machine. Built a new computer 3 years ago, installed it then, upgraded to Vista a year later and never installed the game again until last week. So 4 years. I don't usually have computer crashes (knock on wood) or install a game more than twice unless its really a classic.
2390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 12, 2008, 05:06:20 AM
You can't go by what ifs. Take OOTP, 2 install limit. Computer crashes and you lose an install all you do is call them, explain to them what happened and they will reset it (Kelric on OO confirms this). How do you know EA won't do the same? OOTP gets great ratings across the board by fans and reviewers.

And no I didn't have to deal with the CP. I never knew it was there. When I try to install Spore for the 4th time which I am guessing will be at least 4 years from now, I might have to deal with it. When I call them and find out what the deal with it is. If they fail to allow me to install it, if in fact they haven't patched it out of the old game yet, then I will be pissed, but I have no evidence that will happen. (Heck, even MS reset my one allowed Vista install after 6 months when I called them.)

Spore is getting good marks across the internet. Not one professional review site knocked it's rating down significantly because of the CP (because no one had problems?). While I sort of support the Amazon thing, they are user reviews, which I trust about as much as I do the reviews on EB Games site for a game that isn't out yet. Plus if there is any group in the world that is going to make a big deal out of something minor, it will be gamers.

For the record I think the DRM is crap, but it didn't bug me enough not to buy or to jump to all sorts of conclusions and say Spore is a crap gaming because of it.
2391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 12, 2008, 04:40:35 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on September 12, 2008, 04:34:30 AM

Disagree with you. I think DRM is part of the game. You can watch the movie without popcorn, but you can't play Spore without dealing with the DRM.

And yet I did. I had no issues installing or playing the game.

Anyway, yes we really should take this to another thread, no point in ruining the thread over this.

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And random thought - maybe we should take this into another thread, instead of putting them all into an impression thread.

Except you are saying the CP should be part of the impressions thread because it's part of the game.
2392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 12, 2008, 04:23:03 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 12, 2008, 04:05:25 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 12, 2008, 03:03:29 AM

I'm going to dog them for their DRM, so one more semi-negative review on the pyre. smile

An instant 20% off like you did with Starforce? I think that sounds about right.

If that's the case, then the reviewer needs to use up the 3 installs, either over a fair length of time, or say there was install problems and the game wouldn't run (since supposedly it keeps track of your hardware, they should be able to tell it was installed 3 times on the same computer). Then call EA and see what they do. I don't see how you could review the CP over what ifs without seeing what the company does about it.
2393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 12, 2008, 03:59:47 AM
While I like the message the Amazon reviews are sending to EA, it's a pity that people there can't talk about the game itself without be drowned out.
2394  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 12, 2008, 03:20:13 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 12, 2008, 03:03:29 AM

I'm going to dog them for their DRM, so one more semi-negative review on the pyre. smile

I would rather read a professional review that rates a game on the game play, not the copy protection. It should be a huge note, but I don't think it should effect the score. I don't read game reviews to tell me what they think of the copy protection.

Do a separate article on the CP and then link in game reviews that use that protection would be my suggestion.
2395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: September 12, 2008, 01:29:46 AM

Quote from: DamageInc on September 12, 2008, 01:25:33 AM

I guess if you are looking for hope that they will sound like they did back in the 80s you will probably be looking for a long time.

Really I was just hoping that they would sound good. Tongue
2396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: September 11, 2008, 11:53:32 PM
I will admit the guitar and drums sound a bit more like old Metallica, but the singing is completely ruining it. Hetfields voice just doesn't work for me. The chorus's sound awkward and completely out of place with the music. He sounds nothing like Justice, and I am a bit shock that the comparison is even being made. The more I hear the new stuff (local radio is playing the crap out of it) the more I hate it. Despise it even.

Metallica died after Justice, they will never come back, and this newest attempt isn't even close.
2397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The road to debt freedom... on: September 11, 2008, 11:48:16 PM
Congrats. Who did you use?

Last year I decided it was about time I got rid of my debt, but I couldn't find anyone willing to give me a loan for that much thanks to my credit (which isn't horrible, but not good either). I finally took one of those pre-approved credit cards earlier this year with no interest for 9 months and started putting every spare dime towards my cards. All my credit card debt will be gone in about a year at this point. Pretty thrilled about it, just wish it didn't take me 15 years to grow up and solve the issue.
2398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 11, 2008, 04:02:53 AM

Quote from: lex on September 11, 2008, 03:56:33 AM

I'm not sure if this is true, but if you follow some of the posts by the devs in the original link, they say that the used activation is released once you uninstall the game with an active internet connection, as opposed to something like Mass Effect where you only get three activations ever.

It's not "ever". Its you call and ask them to reset it once you surpass the 5 installs. All they are doing is making sure you aren't going out and doing 10 installs in a 6 month period. By the time EA goes out of business and their servers disappear you won't be able to play the game on whatever OS is current anyway. Plus I would think they would remove the limit once the game is past its prime (like OOTP does I believe).
2399  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 11, 2008, 03:50:50 AM
Doesn't bug me at all. Two three years down the line I have no problem with calling and asking them to reset my installs. When they are no longer making much, if any money on the game anymore I doubt they will put up much of a fight. Not to mention a few years down the road it will probably be more of an issue of getting the game to run on the newest OS more than anything else.

Even with Vista I have had issues with my install. It's a pain in the ass, but MS gave me a new code to validate my install.

I can live with it.
2400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: September 09, 2008, 06:26:51 PM
Heard a Metallica song on the radio today. Thought it was pretty good, not great, but sounded much more like old Metallica. Maybe I will buy the new album I was thinking. Turns out it was "My Friend of Misery" on the Black album. Guess it has been so long since I listened to that album I forgot about the song. icon_redface

Dang it, I really want to like Metallica again too, but so far the new stuff I have heard has been very blah and nothing I would buy.
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