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1121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: January 14, 2011, 09:57:09 PM
I would agree about the atmosphere but since I consider Minecraft to be just a big box of Legos for adults this isn't really a draw for me.  As for things not working the only thing I can think of that hasn't been fixed/implemented in multiplayer is portals to hell.

The thing I noticed quickly is that when I played in single player I built everything simple and practical.  Since I was the only one who would ever see what I built there was no incentive to make things "impressive".  Because of this mining quickly lost its appeal because I knew I wasn't really going to use the materials anyways and I quickly became bored.

Multiplayer has been a whole different story.  I've constructed or helped construct giant rollercoaster's, palatial castles, mass transit systems and Redstone machines that do everything from lighting to locking doors and running simple traps.

Again, I agree this comes down to personal preference but I enjoy the majestic scale of multiplayer and would recommend giving your options a try before you settle for one or the other.
1122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: January 14, 2011, 08:59:54 PM
If you want to work outside at night build some fences.  They look a single block tall but are actually 1.5 so most monsters cant jump over them.  It used to be that none would but with this last update they gave spiders the ability to climb walls.

Also, while it comes down to personal preference which you like better I would highly recommend joining one of the multiplayer servers to play.  There is just something so much more satisfying about being able to share the things you've built with others.
1123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: January 09, 2011, 06:30:24 AM
The super structure we started a couple weeks ago finally has a roof!

At five levels tall the floors of the castle alone constitute over 33,000 pieces of cobblestone.  We effectively emptied our total stone storage and even borrowed a bit from Turtle.  Now the fun part... decorating.
1124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: January 04, 2011, 10:43:32 PM
If anyone is interested in branching out I co-run the OO server and we welcome new comers.  Access is by invite only but as long as you are a member of good standing from either GT or OO you will probably be allowed in.  We have about 10 regulars plus another 15 or so occasional players.  Check out our world map here.

This is a no-mod survival server.  The only change we have made is player pvp is turned off.
Send me a PM here or on Octopus Overlords if you want to know more.
1125  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FST: Games, hardware, misc stuff on: December 16, 2010, 04:12:30 AM
I'll take Resistance Retribution and Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles if you accept paypal.
1126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bringin fastfood to restaurants on: December 12, 2010, 06:35:15 PM
As long as it's not something like an $80/plate restaurant I don't see the big deal.  It's quite common around here.
1127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: December 08, 2010, 06:56:35 PM
I wanted to like this show and watched the entire first season, but in the end I have to give it thumbs down.  I generally liked the plot and the supporting cast was great but I HATE the two leads.  Every episode I wanted to see something horrible happen to them and then hand the show over to the tech girl and the guy in charge.
1128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: eBay - What happened? on: October 22, 2010, 06:13:51 AM
Or you were bidding against someone's maximum bid.  EBay automatically increases your bid incrementally until it reaches your max.  icon_smile
1129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - Impressions Incoming! on: October 19, 2010, 06:27:43 PM
Crossposted

Just received my collector's edition. 

I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the components.  While not as visually impressive as the lunchbox from F3 everything feels well made.  The chips have some real weight to them and the big one is actually made of metal. 

The playing cards feature numerous designs for both the front and back of the cards giving it the look of a deck that was pieced together from a number of different casinos. 

The graphic novel is hardcover bound with very nice artwork.

The CD key activated flawlessly on Steam and is now downloading.

Enjoy a couple pictures!

1130  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Fable 2 FREE (360) on: October 16, 2010, 04:35:12 PM
I got FableII yesterday but I was just able to grab the DLC so that seems to still be working at least.
1131  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Path 50% off on: September 28, 2010, 08:01:20 PM
Picked up the Steam version.  Thanks.
1132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 19, 2010, 01:54:51 AM
I love the dog watching in the background.
1133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 10, 2010, 02:52:41 AM
My 2nd computer monitor. I think I would hurt myself more than the zombie.
1134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 30, 2010, 10:12:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2010, 07:08:39 PM

I didn't even look close enough to see that it was a body suit. Now if it were Tali  drool drool drool
1135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Expansion coming for Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising on: August 21, 2010, 05:02:18 PM
I'm amazed people try to use the Librarian and actually succeed.  I played through Chaos Rising twice, once alone as a pure party and once in Co-Op going full corrupt and both time I thought the Librarian was all but useless.  Ironically I found a corrupt Librarian slightly more valuable than the pure one; clearly Chaos really is the only true answer.

If you guys haven't tried it yet I would highly recommend trying out the Co-op at a higher difficulty.  At first only controlling two squad members each will feel strange but once you get in sync with your ally you will discover just how much more efficient you can be in a fight when all four squads are microed 100% of the time.

Also, for people who don't normally replay in this type of game, there are actually three different endings(+5 different mid-game differences) based on your party actions throughout the game.  They aren't huge but might give you incentive to play at least twice.
1136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational: and the new game is..... Bioshock: Infinite on: August 13, 2010, 06:13:15 PM
I loved System Shock 2, enjoyed Bioshock but thought Bioshock 2 was unnecessary and quite dull for the first 2/3 of the game.  To its credit I thought the last third of the game was really well done but the rest felt like filler.  I will remain skeptical on this one until more information is known.
1137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty: It's Out!!!! on: July 29, 2010, 06:06:28 AM

Quote from: Turtle on July 29, 2010, 12:10:42 AM



To be frank, from what I've seen so far they're basically about to rehash Warcraft 3's story in Starcraft.

How can SC2 rip off WarIII?  WarIII more or less ripped off the story from StarCraft 1.  icon_biggrin
1138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty: It's Out!!!! on: July 28, 2010, 07:32:28 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 28, 2010, 06:51:25 PM



Also one thing I am thankful that Blizzard stole from Rise of Legends is the grid style hot key system.  I hoping that since a few more people will play SC2 than RoL, grid style hotkeys will become a standard option in all RTS's going forward.

If you don't mind editing a text file you can remap your keys in DoW2 now.
1139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 24, 2010, 02:40:01 PM
But jumping and hovering over the water is still ok right?
1140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wednesday Time Waster - ZOM TV on: July 15, 2010, 12:23:19 AM
Got 365,040 on my first try.  Didn't seem to be any end to it so I started flipping through the channels and forgot to buy ammo.
1141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Web Hosting Question on: June 30, 2010, 07:09:21 PM
I'm a fan of Bluehost.  I've set up a dozen or so sites with them.  If you start to get a lot of traffic, say 40,000 a month or so you may start to have trouble but otherwise I think its a great reasonably priced host.
1142  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Band of Brothers (Blu-Ray) on: June 21, 2010, 04:43:29 PM
Not trying to belittle your thread but Amazon had this on sale for $35 just about a month ago which might account for limited interest.

It's gone back up now but Amazon regularly sells blurays for 60% or more off just a couple months after release which I think really hurts the resale market on these forums.
1143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lego Printer on: June 15, 2010, 05:19:07 PM
 thumbsup
1144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 01, 2010, 05:59:24 AM
Was anyone else's first thought that he's the only one who used his real photograph?
1145  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Amazon] Blu Ray Sale! on: May 30, 2010, 04:56:04 PM
Many of those have been that price for a while.  I've found it's never worth spending more than $15 on any Blu Ray because Amazon will put it on sale for that within two months of its release.
1146  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: STALKER Call of Pripyat - ~$20 at Walmart on: May 29, 2010, 05:37:38 PM
Gogamer has been selling this one for around $5 lately.
1147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien Breed Evolution: Impact Demo out on: May 29, 2010, 05:36:03 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 28, 2010, 07:48:12 AM


Its kinda sad, but its their own damn fault. They took away one of the beloved mechanics of the game, in an obvious effort to streamline it (i.e. dumb down) the game for console gamers, namely the purchasing of weapons. Now, you just find them.

I played around with the Demo. In the PC version at-least you can buy and upgrade weapons at special locations.  The controls just felt off to me though, I think I would have to wait for a really cheap sale.
1148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tron: Evolution on: May 20, 2010, 12:46:43 AM
Tron2.0 was awesome and felt like a family friendly (albeit simplified) System Shock 2.  This looks pretty but doesn't look like it will include any of the things that made 2.0 special.
1149  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam: Altitude 50% off plus Madballs and Killing Floor on: May 20, 2010, 12:42:00 AM
FYI: Madballs doesn't work well on Windows 7.  I had to turn off areo to play the demo.
1150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How is it Possible That Pizza Hut is still the number one Pizza Chain? on: May 06, 2010, 09:56:15 PM
Pizzahut is actually the cheapest place around here if you use coupons liberally.  I Recommend retailmenot.com and order online, some coupons stack and you can regularly save 4-5 dollars. 

Sadly I find Pizza Hut food inviting until I actually have it and then I feel sick.
1151  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Shattered Horizon 25% off on: May 06, 2010, 02:11:42 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 05, 2010, 09:33:40 PM

Will this play on a Win7 / GTX 260 system? Or do you need DX11?

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Notice: Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.

There are no bots that I have ever seen.  Considering the complexity of the controls it would probably be hard to implement them fairly. 

Having some mixed feelings with the new weapons.  On the one hand they are very fun. Going into Silent Running Mode ( You don't show up on the radar or have lights on. Because dead bodies float around as well you basically turn invisible) with the shotgun and sneaking up on people is great fun but they all seem clunkier.  the old weapons were very streamlined, there was no need for a HUD because you could easily how much ammo remained right on your gun.  There also seems to be some overlap.  The new rail gun is a one-shot kill but the old sniper scope for your rifle was almost as good and didn't limit you to a very specific weapon.  These impressions are based on a very limited amount of playtime though so its still too early to tell.
1152  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Shattered Horizon 25% off on: May 05, 2010, 07:18:53 PM
I actually enjoy Shattered Horizon quite a bit but that seems rather expensive considering they have put it on sale for less than $10 twice since December.

Still it's a fun very different FPS. Just don't give up if you don't get it right off, the learning curve is much higher than a standard first person shooter.
1153  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble Indie Bundle - 5 Games, Pay What You Want on: May 05, 2010, 05:44:33 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on May 04, 2010, 10:39:58 PM

Yes, I'm the only person on the planet who didn't like World of Goo. smile
Did you read all the Sign Painter story bits and play at least till the 2nd world?  It's really the humor and story elements that did it for me.
1154  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble Indie Bundle - 5 Games, Pay What You Want on: May 04, 2010, 09:41:50 PM
Cant comment on Lugaru HD or Aquaria but the other three are excellent.  I just wish they could be activated on Steam.
1155  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Why is The Dark Knight (BR) on sale for $9.50? on: April 30, 2010, 06:59:57 AM
Bluerays are regularly cheaper than DVDs on Amazon if you wait a couple months.
1156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 Beta invites: now at gamestop! on: April 21, 2010, 05:33:13 PM
I preordered at game-stop a couple weeks ago.  Anyone know if I can get the invite?
1157  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal 4-15-2010: Star Wars Force Unleashed Sith Edition 50% off on: April 16, 2010, 07:05:32 AM
I cant comment on the quality of the PC version but I had a blast with the PS3 version. Was actually the first PS3 game I played all the way through.  The story is easily the games strongest suit but the game play is fun once you figure out some combos to beat the harder foes. 

A word of warning; the junk planet is easily the worst level in the game and I think it's the 2nd one.  Once you get there you will probably want to quit but it get loads better after that.  Stick with it and it is easily worth $15.
1158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bicycles on: April 06, 2010, 11:35:42 PM
A bit of a self promotion since I've done work for the company but www.supersizedcycles.com might be perfect for some of the people in this thread.  They specialize in making bikes for tall and heavyset riders.  It's a small company but the owner works hard to address any issues or questions customers might have.
1159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Dawn of War II: FFA on: April 05, 2010, 09:36:18 PM
Some of us regulars are looking for people interested in playing some Free For Alls or just multiplayer in general.  The FFA mode is a great way for people who are inexperienced with the game to play with those who are without feeling overly pressured.  We tend to use Skype for voice communication so if you have that as well feel free to join us.

Also, since some people may not know; all people who own DoWII can play with people who purchased the new expansion so you don't need to feel left out if you don't have it.

If you're interested post your Steam names here and when you're usually available.
1160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone here work from home? on: March 25, 2010, 11:20:04 PM
I work from home; my office is actually in another state so I don't get to the office very often.  As nice as it is to roll out of bed and be at work it also have the problem of when you roll out of bed you are at work.  I actually find myself working a lot more than I would if I had to leave the house and at hours that I normally wouldn't.  The worst thing for me is some weeks I feel like I never see another person.  Not quite true but when you work 8 hours from home, feel worn out, and since you're already home you don't really feel like going anywhere else.
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