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2441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! (New Reviews) on: August 28, 2008, 07:04:22 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on August 28, 2008, 05:27:58 PM

Is Spore for PC only?

Nope, it's Mac too, both versions come out on the same disk. Tongue

There is a DS version that they just released a movie for. Thought it looked pretty lame though.
2442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda's Penny Arcade Fallout comic on: August 28, 2008, 11:47:41 AM

Quote from: Canuck on August 28, 2008, 05:49:41 AM

Yeah it's not doing it for me.  The just just do a bunch of random comics about the Fallout world.

Hardly random. It's about one vault where a guy has nothing but puppets and is obviously crazy. He is about to leave the vault too. I am not finding them anything special, but I keep reading to find out where it's going.
2443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How do I get the Fallout 3 CE version? on: August 27, 2008, 12:46:50 AM

Quote from: Caine on August 27, 2008, 12:40:36 AM

it's a simple stamped metal hook bottle opener with a raised gel graphic and a magnet on the back so it will stick to the lunchbox

As in they just put a gel sticker on a $1 bottle opener you can buy at the grocery store? I was thinking of going to BB for it, but I am not sure that sounds worth it.
2444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! (New Reviews) on: August 25, 2008, 10:11:43 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 25, 2008, 07:42:54 PM

I get my copy today supposedly.  My writing has to be better than that, so hopefully I can bring you the info you want. smile

Are you allowed to post it when you are done with it or wait for until a certain date?
2445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Using unsecured WiFi networks as hotspots: OK or EVEEL? on: August 25, 2008, 08:05:13 AM
As long as you're not doing something illegal or costing somebody extra money, this law is about the equivalent to speeding, except it doesn't even have the possibility of hurting anyone.

I know no one here speeds of course, bunch of goody two shoes. Tongue
2446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watch bugs fight to the death!!! on: August 21, 2008, 05:54:34 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 21, 2008, 04:24:13 AM

Quote from: McNutt on August 21, 2008, 04:15:25 AM

There's a big difference between killing a bug in your house and enjoying watching two things being forced to fight to the death.

lmao no it is not. I bet you kill more bugs per year than the fatalities that occur on that tv show.

Killing things for entertainment is completely different. I eat a couple of cows a year probably, doesn't mean I hope they were tortured for entertainment first. And yes I would like to imagine those cows were killed in a quick humane way.

I do not see the point in killing something so I can have a laugh.
2447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall is really here! on: August 21, 2008, 05:48:11 AM
Well then it's fall, the Premier League kicked off last weekend. Tongue
2448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This seems a little overboard to me..What do you think? on: August 21, 2008, 05:42:56 AM
It's not really about it being a distraction. It's about following rules, presenting an image, and discipline. Her principle told her not to do it again after she put a few strips in. She wanted to challenge him by dying her hair completely pink and then came up with an excuse as to why it was ok (a really lame excuse at that). She not only forced the schools hand, but she and her family are making a far bigger deal about it than it is. If she was upset about it, she should have had her parents go to the principle at the end of the previous year when he warned her. She lost all credit by pushing it.

Public schools do have dress codes, even back in my day they did, she knew it and wanted to challenge the system. Setting standards is the very basis for education. As someone who works with teenagers every day in a similar environment I see this kind of behavior all the time. If you let it go, then it leads to further problems down the line by showing the school has no authority. They can't back down now, or they lose control.

If she gets away with this, next she will be drinking underage because she knows it's so easy to get away with since no one enforces the standards. We can't have that. icon_wink
2449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall is really here! on: August 21, 2008, 05:14:45 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 21, 2008, 04:31:09 AM

Fall hasn't arrived until Fallout 3 ships.

It's going to be a long summer what with the snow and all.
2450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This seems a little overboard to me..What do you think? on: August 21, 2008, 05:12:50 AM
Her hair being pink to remember her father. Umm yeah, sure. It's a kid making an excuse to get her way. We all did it.

I am all for school dress codes. A little discipline will do them so good. She was warned, she pushed it, made a shitty excuse and now has to learn her lesson.

BTW, your link doesn't contain a link. smile
2451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watch bugs fight to the death!!! on: August 21, 2008, 04:15:36 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 21, 2008, 04:09:17 AM

Just curious...

How many of you would let a cockroach live if you saw one in your house?

A pest that is eating/ruining my food is different than a spider sitting in the corner looking to eat the things that are going for my food. I will kill pests, but I would rather not kill the harmless moth that got lost.
2452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watch bugs fight to the death!!! on: August 21, 2008, 02:43:24 AM
I don't like to kill things either, I have a couple of little spiders in corners that I leave (anyway they may help with the pill bug problem this apartment has). Big spiders though, I am too terrified of them to get that close enough to them other than a quick strike to kill. A rather large one, to me at least, is on the loose right now after a failed kill attempt. Not too happy about that.
2453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watch bugs fight to the death!!! on: August 21, 2008, 12:00:37 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 20, 2008, 12:43:13 PM

I do feel sorry for the mantises though, they look so tough but are big pussies.

You obviously haven't seen the pictures of a mantis that caught a hummingbird.
2454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Payback... :) on: August 20, 2008, 05:48:36 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 20, 2008, 05:36:51 AM

Penny their door when they leave for a period.  Even better, do it once at eye level and again at the bottom. 

Don't they have to be inside the apartment to do that?
2455  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sharpie + Lamborghini = on: August 20, 2008, 02:07:39 AM
Site says it took 2 weeks.
2456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! on: August 19, 2008, 12:13:47 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 18, 2008, 11:28:57 PM

Can anyone guess whether this thing will run decently on a 2.26 ghz Pentium M with a 7800 GTX Go?

Someone said that it runs about the same as the Sims 2 did. I know you are a big fan of that game, so how does it run? Tongue Did you try to run the creature creater?

Sounds like you are fine, but I wouldn't expect to run it in a high resolution with all the little things turned on.
2457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/18) on: August 18, 2008, 06:01:44 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on August 18, 2008, 05:41:22 PM

Is Two Worlds: Epic Edition just an expansion? Is it coming to the 360? I actually liked the game quite a bit, but it was really hurt by rampant technical issues.

According to IGN it's PC only. Sounds like it just adds online stuff too.

Two Worlds: Epic Edition contains contain the original game and the add-ons "Tainted Blood" and "Curse of Souls", putting the massive world of Antaloor and countless hours of adventuring into one tremendous package. The original Two Worlds gave players a huge world and hundreds of adventures to undertake. The expanded content of Epic Edition adds over 70 online quests, eight new multiplayer maps, an innovative player-versus-player challenge where opponents battle to control magical orbs within a variety of arenas, and introduces the town of Tharnburg where players can train their warriors in various skills and challenge other players to combat in the Gladiator District's huge arena.
2458  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What would I miss minus Vista? on: August 16, 2008, 05:05:03 AM

Quote from: Ridah on August 16, 2008, 04:28:47 AM

It's not just the crap thats on my HD, its also the little partition thingy I want to get rid of. Besides, what is so different between the default Windows uninstaller?

Then copy the Windows partition to a disk and reinstall/partition using that. Although I don't know why you are worried about a partition that is maybe a gig.

And my bigger question is, since this is a big deal to you, why on earth did you buy an HP which are notorious for all the crap they install and not giving you a Windows CD? It's not like you can say you bought one for their superior hardware either. I will not buy from a place that doesn't give me a Windows disk myself. I will build my own first.

Anyway, Vista is fine. I have had some issues, but all minor. If you really cared about your gaming performance, you wouldn't have bought an HP. icon_twisted The boost XP will give you is minimal.
2459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coooool weather on: August 16, 2008, 02:21:44 AM
Rained all day here, so I am loving it. I like summer, but it's really nice to have days like today to break things up a little. The non-stop heat was getting old.
2460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The EIGHTEEN HOUR boss fight on: August 15, 2008, 11:58:28 PM

Quote from: Ridah on August 15, 2008, 11:37:48 PM

This is why those motherfuckers in Asia are dying at their PCs...

I take it you have never played an MMORPG? As I said above, it's not uncommon to go very long raids. I used to play EQ about 20+ hours a day at one point. Sleep was just something I had to do that got in the way of the game. As bad as I was, there were a lot of people far worse. This kind of behavior is not limited to motherfuckers in Asia. slywink
2461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hack N' Slash weekend on: August 15, 2008, 11:54:18 PM
Cool. to try out my new video card I just loaded up Two Worlds for the first time since last year when it came out. I loaded up my save game and was pretty lost on where I was and what I was doing. Plus I kept getting killed by stuff I remember being easy before. Think I am going to start over.

Fun game, you should enjoy it. And I just tore into my 6-pack myself.
2462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The EIGHTEEN HOUR boss fight on: August 14, 2008, 02:30:38 PM
I have been involved in a few raids that took that long in EQ1. I can't imagine the actual fight itself taking that long on top of getting everyone there and fighting down to the boss. Someone will do it though.
2463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda's Penny Arcade Fallout comic on: August 13, 2008, 11:18:19 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on August 13, 2008, 07:11:22 PM

Ok they are going down hill. They should stick to random vaults and not stay with that same poor guy.

Actually like many PA comics, they are telling a story, and each one isn't supposed to be funny.
2464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend: Hand of God First Impressions on: August 12, 2008, 11:01:20 PM
Thanks for the impressions rittchard. Downloading the demo now, but I only have a 7800GTX so I am sure how well it will run.

Hows loot?

I can't tell by your posts if you like it or not. You seem to for the most part, but aren't blown away by it. Correct?

EB has a download service? I don't shop there, so I don't know if I even want to support their online service. Especially when the download is the same price as the box.
2465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: August 10, 2008, 03:07:53 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 10, 2008, 02:48:25 PM

So Metallica finally played a new song live:


I think it's better than anything since the Black Album

Which isn't saying much. I really didn't like that at all. Hetfields vocals just turn me off anymore.

Better watch the link quick, I am sure Metallica is already trying to get it removed.
2466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOG obtained source code for Fallout 2? on: August 07, 2008, 09:38:38 PM
Link article? What's not stock about them?
2467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: August 04, 2008, 09:53:50 PM
I need to get back into this but the jumping key/heart thing where I am at now is frustrating. I hear the enemies in the end are also extremely frustrating. I am not really an action gamer, but I do love the game. Not sure if I will have the patience to continue.
2468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I keep my PSP? on: July 30, 2008, 06:13:32 AM
Haven't turned my PSP on in months, simply because there aren't any games that look good to me. DS is by far my most played system. Just this month all my gaming time has been FF Tactics A2 and FF IV (ok and a bit of an Uncharted).
2469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy IV First Impressions (DS) on: July 30, 2008, 06:06:33 AM
Not to Zod yet, but if you are having ANY trouble in the early dungeons, grind for 20 minutes.
2470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space Siege (demo) on: July 30, 2008, 06:01:01 AM
Cross post from OO.

Runs ok on a AMD 4400+, 2gigs, 7800GTX at 1024x768 everything set to high. Not the smoothest, but very playable. Vista recommends a score of 5.0 for it, my computer is a 4.8.

It's fun, I like it. You just run around and shoot stuff, switch to your laser sword thing for close up battles, and you have a list of skills numbered 1-0 you can use. Very hack and slash as you would expect. Enemies drop parts that are basically just points you can use at a workbench. You spend them to improve your weapons, armor, etc. You also have a skill tree but I didn't play around with it. I did pick up a bionic arm, and the "pilot" told me to install it immediately but I couldn't figure out where it was let alone how to install it.

While the part system is ok, I would much rather get loot. They could do a combination of parts and loot and things would be much better.

Graphics are ok, nothing special. They don't look any better than DSII that's for sure (unless my memory is faulty) which I could run in 1600x1200 very smoothly.

I barely even noticed the sound, besides the occasional voice or explosion, so I can't really comment on it.

Didn't like the camera, but I think that is partly because my computer couldn't run it as smooth as it should be. You need to change the camera angle constantly using ASWD as you go down hallways to get a good view. I find it kind of sloppy on my computer and was struggling to get a good camera angle while fighting. It was also easy to rotate the screen on accident in combat by moving your cursor to close to the edge.

You can't zoom out near enough for my tastes. You can zoom in for an over the shoulder view, but then you can't see whats going around you so it's pointless.

Not sure if I will buy it, maybe after I upgrade for Fallout 3 and Diablo 3.

2471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy IV First Impressions (DS) on: July 27, 2008, 09:38:40 PM
Not getting the difficulty comments at all either. At first I died a couple of times because I was too cocky, but now I can breeze through the dungeons (not that I am that far into it) killing most mobs in one hit. I did grind at the beginning very briefly but haven't really done so since.

I don't like that my party members keep swapping out. Once I get used to someone they leave. Maybe that settles down later?
2472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 24, 2008, 09:54:07 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 24, 2008, 09:51:16 PM

Then start your own "I am the forum police, the threads I disapprove of are..." thread.  Don't shit in other people's threads if you don't like them.

Point taken. I was just trying to to help a Daehawk thread get some discussion.
2473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 24, 2008, 09:43:02 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on May 24, 2008, 09:37:30 PM

I think it is interesting.  If you don't like it, just don't read the thread.  I don't see how nonconstructive criticism helps out at all. 

I was constructive, I said told him to back up his post with opinion. I could post news links without commentary all day and all that does is hurt the forum. Most of us read game sites as gamers. Do we need need to make a post for everything we read?

We want this to be a better PC forum? We need good posts that encourage discussion here. The only reason this thread has replies is because I commented on it. This forum needs game discussion, not links to news stories.
2474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 24, 2008, 09:33:46 PM
Hell, if the OP thinks it's big news he should say why it is. Give a case and something to discuss. Just posting a random news link or screen shots for a second rate game is crap. If we want this to be a better PC forum, give us something to discuss.
2475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 24, 2008, 06:13:51 PM
As you can see by your posts, most people don't read them or feel compelled to reply to them. You would think you would learn.

Most gamers read news sites, you don't have to post everything you read. Its cool if you post stuff that actually is interesting enough to comment on, but you don't, and then you have to create a new post for every little thing that interests you.
2476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Popehat off line for a short time on: May 24, 2008, 06:03:36 PM
Fuck PH, I want Qt3 back.
2477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 24, 2008, 06:02:18 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on May 24, 2008, 12:04:33 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on May 24, 2008, 07:42:43 AM

The question is why the PC section here hasn't taken off.  Nor has the gaming section taken off over at Popehat.  It makes me wonder if OO was really that much of a PC gaming site after all.

a) because there currently aren't many (any?) hot new pc games being released. and ..

b) people are talking more about OO's missing PC games section, instead of using this one slywink

ETA: one other note, the PC gaming section here is split, and that's another reason the main section is appearing less active. Merge the MMO subforum with the PCG section and it would appear to be hopping right now  (thanks to Age of Conan) nod

The PC section here sucks because the people who made OOs PC great don't post here. OO isn't GT, QT3, or PH.
2478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 24, 2008, 05:59:09 PM
You should just make a post called "I like Voodoo Extreme: they post gaming news." And then you could just bump it every time they post something you find interesting.

You could probably do for that PSP fanboy site you like to post news from too.
2479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 24, 2008, 04:15:30 PM
Yourself Fitness looks pretty cool, and I always meant to buy it. I know MHS uses it and likes it [at least she used to].

For my Fit workout I go through all the yoga stuff first, then I pick and choose what strength stuff I want to do, not doing the harder ones two days in a row. Finally I do a mix of aerobic stuff, whatever sounds like fun or that I have unlocked new stuff for. I do balance stuff just for kicks when I want a break from the other stuff.

I had lost 3 since day 1 (I always do the weigh in first thing in the morning), and then today, day 4, I gained it back. It asked why. I went out for lunch yesterday and had a very fattening sandwich, fries, and a beer, and then had a very late dinner. I figured it was going to screw me up, and I was right. It really is a motivator seeing the bar graph of you BMI and weight. I have started to become more conscience about what I eat/do thanks to Fit.

My verdict after 4 days, is that it's ok. They could have done so much more with it, and that's disappointing, but I am enjoying what it does do. But again, it is exercise, and I wouldn't call it fun.
2480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 24, 2008, 03:50:00 AM
I hate sounding like a fan boy, because I am not, I think it could be a lot more than it is. But I am not sure what people were really hoping for.

The balance games are not exercise. Not at all. They are balance games. Not quite sure why people are expecting them to be. I play them as breaks between other stuff. I think some of them are kind of fun.

Yoga, kind of a work out. It's stretching and toning. You aren't going to get sweaty, or build up your heart rate, thats not the point of yoga. Some of the poses are hard, and you can feel it.

Strength training exercises do give you a work out. Push-ups, jack knifes, planks, lunges, etc. Yeah they start off slow, but if you want to do more reps than it initially starts with, its as simple as hitting continue and you can do them again. Also it doesn't take much to build up the reps in game, just do them a few times.

Aerobics are too short to really make a difference so far. I do work up a sweat doing them, and it doesn't take a long time to go from one to the next. I get a drink of water during the brief time switching. But I work up a sweat doing them, and I am not in bad shape. It's about how much effort you put into it.

It doesn't make exercise fun. It is not a family game other than comparing results and trying to out do other peoples scores. The balance games are quick little time wasters, fun in a way, but I wouldn't boot it up just to play them. It does provide some motivation for me to keep track of my weight and how much I am doing other than sitting on the couch.
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