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1161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Revisiting Evil Genius on: December 29, 2009, 07:18:14 AM
I highly suggest the fan patch that fixes a few issues and increases the number of henchmen you can have.   About half way through the game (mandatory) missions start requiring increasing numbers of henchmen and you will find yourself just waiting for countdown timers to end.  Nothing is as frustrating as needing to retrain minions AFTER your current ones die because you can only have a set number at a time.

Also, a bit of a spoiler but don't worry if your first base isn't perfect.  You eventually get to move to a larger island.
1162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The BIG difference on: December 19, 2009, 06:41:50 PM
Also, R rated teen comedies probably do BETTER here because teens go to them expecting the material that wouldn't make it into a PG -13 movie.  When I was in high school none of the other guys would go to a PG-13 movie unless it was some big blockbuster because that was 'kids stuff'. 
1163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My New Order of the Stick Book Just Arrived!!! on: December 19, 2009, 06:32:39 PM
Where did you order it from?  I ordered mine from Paizo because they had a 20% off preorder deal but I haven't even gotten a notice that they are shipping yet.
1164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Force Unleashed II on: December 13, 2009, 06:49:05 PM
Considering how the first one ended that makes no sense....not to mention how powerful the protagonist is by the end of the game.

I expected a sequel but I figured it would follow the Sith/Jedi woman with the horns.
1165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Pretty Screenshot Thread [56k warning] on: December 08, 2009, 07:12:40 AM

Quote from: Wargus on November 16, 2009, 11:48:09 PM

Quote from: Booner on November 10, 2009, 03:06:46 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 09, 2009, 05:52:32 PM

So your party members have their own quest lines ala Baldur's Gate 2? Sweet.

Only Morrigan has had something that would be considered a sidequest, but it was really by dumb luck that I stumbled into it in the first place. I'd imagine some of the other members have theirs, but I haven't opened them up yet.

Leliana and Alistaire have them too, although they aren't quite as cool.


Shale has one as well.  His is quite interesting, or at least the lead up to it.
1166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Amazon having a sale on DVDs this month? on: December 06, 2009, 09:19:48 PM
DVD's have been running about $12 new on Amazon for a couple months now.  The only ones that keep their full price seem to be the 2+ disc special editions.

Even Blurays have been getting dropped to about $15 within the month of release.
1167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joanna Krupa's new PETA ad...catholics outraged...NSFW on: December 06, 2009, 07:14:52 PM
Angel probably isn't the problem so much as she's covering herself with the cross.
1168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Site with TONS of interesting gadgets on: December 05, 2009, 02:41:57 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on December 04, 2009, 08:38:45 PM

Quote from: Jag on December 04, 2009, 02:27:31 PM

Very cool site. We actually have a few of those toys already (cheap Chinese knock offs FTW).

This is hysterical though:

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This little bugger rolls off your bedside table and and hides. It continues to emit a random pattern of beeps and flashes until you get up to shut it off.



This one is not only available at Curio City right now, but on sale at $5 off MSRP. They didn't sell for me (too widely available) so I'm clearing them out. I had 10 left last time I checked.
http://www.curiocityonline.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=607



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having a little hyper robot running round your bedroom floor while you stumble out of bed blury eyed and cant see much trying to catch it while it runs under your bed and tips over your drink of water makeing awsome noises !!!!!

I WANT
  icon_biggrin
1169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trine on: November 28, 2009, 11:35:00 PM
Glad to see this getting some attention here.  I purchased it after the first sale and loved it.

Some answers and hints to the above posts

Blue stone Boss.  Use the archer and point the bow up to shoot over his head.  Once I upgraded the thief a bit I actually preferred her in combat to the warrior.

The inventory items are not one time use.  Collect them all to add extra stats/abilities to your characters.

Don't forget that your other characters can use mage items.  Including the thief's grapple.
1170  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Stubbs the Zombie FREE on: November 25, 2009, 07:37:10 PM
They must have changed the promo after they noticed lots of people were getting the game for free.  I got it free as well, installed and runs fine on 64bit windows 7.
1171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: November 22, 2009, 07:37:52 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 22, 2009, 06:53:58 PM

Quote from: disarm on November 22, 2009, 06:21:12 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 22, 2009, 06:11:38 PM

I still plan to get this soon. Was wondering does anyone think I'd be gimping myself too bad just getting the vanilla version and not buying any DLC?
wouldn't be gimping yourself at all...there's still a ton of gaming and great story without any DLC.  the current DLC just adds another character for your party and a single quest line, neither of which are necessary by any means.

No, the DLC adds an awesome character to your party (his lines at time are absolute riots) and a single quest line.

Actually...hold on. Doesn't the DLC for Shale come free of charge with any brand new purchase of Dragon Age? Isn't Warden's Keep (which to be frank, offers little short of some nice armor and items to purchase) the one you have to purchase no matter which version (vanilla or CE) you buy (short of the digital download versions)?

Shale is indeed free with all versions of the game.  Amazingly he integrates fully with the main storyline and even has some of the best character quests and interactions in the game.
1172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Selective hearing on: November 21, 2009, 07:23:08 PM
Reese's Peanut Butter cups emit a low frequency hum when threatened.  Females of our specie have evolved a survival mechanism to hunt such creatures.
1173  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: (PS3) God of War Remastered Collection FT on: November 20, 2009, 03:40:10 PM
Interested in selling outright?
1174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When do you go to bed? on: November 20, 2009, 03:39:41 PM
Between 3-4AM.  Up at 9:30AM.  I work from home so I don't need to worry about travel time.
1175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Top Ten Most Played Wii Games on: November 09, 2009, 08:28:44 PM
Over 20 hours
No More Heroes
Super Mario Galaxy

Over 10 Hours
Trauma Center
Mario Kart Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
De Blob
Wii Fit
1176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculate Your Entertainment Backlog on: November 05, 2009, 05:30:08 AM
A death befitting a Pharaoh!  Buried with all your worldly possessions so that you might enjoy them in the afterlife!

Also, about 413 hours of backlog, mostly series I've picked up from amazon for cheap.  I don't have cable or satellite so its my only outlet for television series.
1177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculate Your Entertainment Backlog on: November 04, 2009, 10:42:48 PM
 -1 You could die at any moment and not have had the joy of buying those consumer goods.  icon_biggrin
1178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you play on easy? on: October 31, 2009, 12:25:12 AM
Unless doing so messes with the artificial intelligence I will always play on the easiest setting.  Games are meant to be relaxing, not work so if a game frustrates me I probably wonít ever finish it.
 
My tolerance for difficulty is also directly related to the games save options.  If I canít save as often as I want and I fail three times in level the game probably goes back on the shelf.
1179  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: DS - Prof Layton 2, Scribblenauts FS on: October 31, 2009, 12:11:24 AM
I'll take Scribblenauts if Blackjack doesn't claim it.
1180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many jobs do you have? on: October 17, 2009, 05:28:47 PM
Just one but I do the work of three people.  Someone told me yesterday itís my own fault for knowing how to do so many different things in my industry.  Sometimes I think I would be happier if I was incompetent.   icon_confused
1181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NOLA Judge denies marriage to mixed race couple on: October 16, 2009, 04:11:40 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 16, 2009, 12:06:05 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on October 16, 2009, 02:53:50 AM

Everyones a racist.

To a degree, yes.
Everyones A Little Bit Racist
1182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Halloween lights now?? Really??? on: October 04, 2009, 05:15:36 PM
Halloween lights are nothing new; theyíve been sold around here for a few years.  I kind of like them, purple lights are much easier on the eyes than rapidly blinking multicolored lights.
1183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Videogame Quote - GO! on: September 21, 2009, 11:46:07 PM
"Run, you pigeons! It's Robert Frost!"
1184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 w/o Verbinski on: September 12, 2009, 04:41:44 AM
Can the tides really get much stranger? 
But Iíll still watch it.  I found the originals entertaining enough if fairly forgettable.
1185  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Star Wars The Force Unleashed @ Target $ 14.98 worth it? on: September 11, 2009, 01:13:43 AM
Thatís unfortunate since the Junk planet is the worst level in the game in my opinion.

Still this is a steal at $15.
1186  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate: 50% off Sega games on: September 09, 2009, 06:50:01 AM
My EYES!  Why would anyone tile a background logo?  That is painful on a widescreen monitor.

Medieval 2 is definitely worth $10 but overall those prices donít seem that remarkable.
1187  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Catan expansions. on: September 07, 2009, 02:37:51 AM
I have the 5-6 player expansion and have played it a grand total of one time.  To be honest it just seemed to make the game endless.  It was two hours before any of us had any sort of lead and because the game moved so slowly early on most people had started to lose interest.  I ended up locked in a corner the whole game and ended up winning buying nothing but development cards.
1188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mini Ninjas video trailer on: August 31, 2009, 06:58:07 AM
I really wish games would stop incorporating repetitive motions into them to do simple things.  How is shaking a controller or pushing a button down repeatedly more fun than pressing a button and having it do what you want it to?

As for the demo in general I really wanted to like it but found it mediocre at best.  It could probably be fun for the right person but there are far better 3rd person platformer/fighters.
1189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bioengineering on: August 30, 2009, 03:57:16 PM

Quote from: Kagath on August 30, 2009, 12:19:14 PM

No, I'm pretty sure he wants more specific information than just what was developing in your Phys Ed locker.  icon_lol
Hey now, I took mad scientist training in high school.     We also reanimated strips of dead muscle and made it wiggle across slides and made exploding foam!  icon_razz
1190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bioengineering on: August 29, 2009, 08:32:03 PM
I made glow in the dark bacteria in high school; does that count?
1191  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Big Serious Massive Moving DVD/TV on DVD/BRD Sale on: August 27, 2009, 02:20:46 AM
So...where are they?   Tongue
1192  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive: Defense Grid: The Awakening 50% off on: August 25, 2009, 05:13:53 PM
I love games that can be registered on Steam.  I purchased both Defense Grid and Empire on D2D and activated them on Steam.

 Also, really enjoyed this one.  They did a great job giving the AI assistant a personality.
1193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Math Equation solving site on: August 24, 2009, 02:11:39 AM
And where was this when I was in school?!
1194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Every year... parking... grrr... on: August 21, 2009, 05:59:05 AM
Mow the lawn every time you catch their car their?
1195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Give me your top 5 "must-see" anime on: August 21, 2009, 02:33:45 AM
Series
Last Exile
Le Chevalier d'Eon
Gunslinger Girl
Haibane-Renmei (slow paced, probably not for everyone)

Movies
Princess Monooke
Millennium Actress
Howls Moving Castle
Castle in the Sky

AlsoÖ
Avatar (technically American but still must see)
1196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty: whole buttload of info released on: August 17, 2009, 05:26:05 PM
Gameplay trailer looks extremely polished as always but watching it I canít shake the feeling that the DoWII campaign has already surpassed it in every way. 
1197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazingly good shows that died WAY before their time on: August 17, 2009, 12:38:55 AM
Firefly
Pushing Daisies
Dead Like Me
Carnivale
1198  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive: Empire Total War $24.95 on: August 16, 2009, 11:11:58 PM
I like the ease of Steam.  If I get a new computer down the line I can install all my games from a single place without having to worry about swapping CDís or remembering CD keys.
1199  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive: Empire Total War $24.95 on: August 16, 2009, 10:53:23 PM
Well I decided to try it and it does allow you to download directly from Steam.  Once purchased it took me to a page containing my CD Key and I input it into the Add Steam game field.  Currently downloading!
1200  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive: Empire Total War $24.95 on: August 16, 2009, 04:44:34 PM
Has anyone tried to activate this version on steam?  I prefer to keep all my digital games through one place and I see that Empire retail can be.
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