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1321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good Books Set In Video Game Universes? on: November 30, 2008, 06:56:43 PM
Also, two more serious entries.  While not great literature I enjoyed both Liberties Crusade and Speed of Darkness from the StarCraft universe.  Liberties Crusade is fun novelization of Terran fall while Speed of Darkness is an offshoot that is infinitely better written.  Both are worth a look though.  Just stay away from Shadow of the Xel’Naga, its god-awful bad.
1322  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good Books Set In Video Game Universes? on: November 30, 2008, 06:32:54 PM
Only You Can Save Mankind!  slywink
Set after the fall of the Space Invaders Universe.
1323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what was your best Black Friday purchase? on: November 29, 2008, 05:17:10 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 29, 2008, 05:00:49 AM

TF BRD for 9.99
Heavenly Sword for 9.99
Far Cry 2 360 for 37.99
BIA:HH for 17.99

All stuff from Amazon

How did you get heavenly sword for $10?  I saw it listed on Amazon for $20.  For $10 I would have grabbed it.
1324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what was your best Black Friday purchase? on: November 29, 2008, 01:10:04 AM
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe: Collector's Edition $40
I’m a sucker for Mortal Kombat games.  Was disappointed that I missed Boom Blox for $20.
1325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homeworld 3 and a Red Alert 3 demo on: November 26, 2008, 05:29:39 PM
I could never get into Homworld but wasn’t the goal to… um…. find their Homeworld?  Is the race just so bad at reading a map that it takes three tries?  icon_smile
1326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]hellboy 2 on: November 24, 2008, 09:07:10 PM
Oh, I understand why Doug Jones provided the voice this time around but it doesn’t change the fact that I still preferred Pierce.  nod
1327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]hellboy 2 on: November 24, 2008, 08:36:20 PM

Quote from: kratz on November 24, 2008, 04:48:50 PM

I was really let down by Hellboy 2... I liked the first one a lot, though I thought it could've done more... the second one just didn't seem like it was in the same universe... the story was convoluted and kind of cheesy, a lot of the wit of the first movie was missing, it didn't have the same heart.  Thinking back now to when I saw it (in theaters) I'm having a really hard time remembering what happened, while I could tell you the entire story in Hellboy I without skipping a beat.

I thought I was the only one that felt that way.  The big difference for me seemed to be that despite how outlandish some of the elements were Hellboy was still very much grounded in reality.  Hellboy II seemed to all but throw this out.

And while I can understand the actor wanting to get recognition I was disappointed that David Hyde Peirce didn’t reprise his role as the voice of Abe.  I thought he was PERFECT.
1328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar Movies: Favorite to Least Favorite on: November 24, 2008, 08:28:33 PM
1.   Ratatouille
2.   The Incredibles
3.   Wall E
4.   Toy Story 2
5.   Finding Nemo
6.   Monsters Inc
7.   Toy Story
8.   Bugs Life

Cars – Haven’t seen this one.
1329  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ChronoTrigger DS on: November 21, 2008, 01:08:56 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 20, 2008, 02:48:56 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 20, 2008, 02:28:20 PM

Strange though - Squenix is doing absolutely nothing (at least based on screenshots) to enhance this game for the DS. FFIV got a total rewrite when it came out on the DS - CT is getting nothing.

Doesn't mean that'll stop me from buying it when it comes out though. biggrin

Eh, I can think of a couple of reasons for no graphics overhaul:

1) It still boasts some gorgeous last generation SNES  graphics, unlike FF4 which looked nice by the standards of early SNES but was very much overtaken by the visuals of FF6, CT, Seiken Densetsu 2&3, Star Ocean, etc.  So 3D wouldn't necessarilly be an upgrade and it risks losing a lot of the charm. 

2) CT just isn't on the same scale of success as Final Fantasy so it may not justify the increased expense a complete remake would entail. 

I prefer crisp 2D graphics over the blocky pixely 3D graphics that the DS is capable of…
1330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: eHarmony update on: November 20, 2008, 09:43:38 PM
eHarmony told me I was unmatchable.  That’s discrimination!  They should let me match with the other unmatchables!
1331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Alert 3 Impressions on: November 13, 2008, 05:17:33 PM
The game play feels waaay faster than in Red Alert 2.  Too fast in my opinion.  I feel like every unit and building in the game should have four times as much hit points just so that they can last a few second once they come under fire.  Also, I’ve never been a fan of kill a whole base in one shot weapons and RA3 has them in abundance.  Additionally you get additional “abilities” that while not as powerful can still destroy large chunks of a base or army without ever having to actually fight. 

I suppose my biggest criticisms come from the fact that the Dawn of War games switched the focus to tactics over unit production, a style I prefer far more.  To be fair you can’t spam one unit type anymore and expect to win.  Now you have to spam at least two!

All this said the campaign is still enjoyable for what it is.   The cut scenes are great but shorter than I expected, and the whole cast seems to be having a blast.  If you enjoy the quirkiness of RA2 and want a single player diversion give it a shot but I can’t even imagine trying to play online competitively.
1332  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / The audio service is not Running & cant run system restore on: November 07, 2008, 08:18:01 PM
Last night was trying to get the new version of Flash to install on IE7 and it was refusing.  The official help suggested using Reset.cmd.  Well I reluctantly ran it and Flash installed perfectly.  Contented I shut down for the night.  This morning I start up my computer and I’m getting two problems.  One my audio service is not running. 
If I open up services from control panel and try to start it says “not enough server storage is available to complete this operation”
Additionally I have a windows security reminder telling me that auto updates isn’t on for some reason and System role back is also disabled. 

What did I do to my poor computer?  icon_cry

FYI Vista 32 Bit Home Pro
1333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Resident Evil Degeneration on: November 07, 2008, 07:35:45 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on November 07, 2008, 01:01:44 AM

If you want a great, realistic CGI, movie, you really should watch Renaissance.

That movie made my head hurt, which was a shame because I really wanted to watch it.
1334  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Resistance FOM (First one) $19.99 at Amazon on: November 03, 2008, 04:11:49 AM
It was actually a two for $30 special.  I ended up getting Resistance and Assassins Creed for $30.  Looks like all the PS3 games are sold out now.  Still a couple 360 games though.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10150432
1335  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Resistance FOM (First one) $19.99 at Amazon on: November 03, 2008, 12:12:03 AM
I just bought this from Walmart.com for $15.  I don’t know if it’s in store as well but it might be worth looking if you have a Wal-Mart by you.
1336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 controller question on: October 30, 2008, 06:47:33 PM
Really?  Then what the heck was the point of the 4 USB ports on the originals?

Anyways thanks.  I hope you are right.
1337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 controller question on: October 30, 2008, 06:39:12 PM
Can you have more than two controllers working on the 2 usb port version of the PS3?  My instincts say no but they are wireless so I don’t know.
1338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: October 29, 2008, 06:22:30 PM
That happens to me if I have Trillion or Skype open.  Could try closing them.


Does anyone have a solution to the bug with a left handed mouse not being able to use VATS?  You can queue up actions but your character wont fire.  If I switch my control panel settings on my computer itself its fine but it’s annoying to use anything else outside of the game.
1339  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: October 29, 2008, 06:09:03 PM

Quote from: kathode on October 29, 2008, 04:52:49 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on October 29, 2008, 06:25:19 AM

You can tip over cows! That made my night!

Ahahaha, I am shocked someone actually found this.

Well I AM a Vermonter you know.  Tipping over cows is our Friday night pastime.  slywink
1340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: October 29, 2008, 06:25:19 AM
You can tip over cows! That made my night!
1341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktizop on: October 27, 2008, 05:58:37 PM
I didn’t know dragons had white blood.  Poor dragon. crybaby
1342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktizop on: October 21, 2008, 05:39:00 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on October 21, 2008, 03:09:07 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on October 19, 2008, 04:31:39 AM

Mine is also my work computer and will give neat freaks a heart attack.


MUST HAVE ORIGINAL!


For you!
http://megacomrade.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/kirbfortress.png
1343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktizop on: October 19, 2008, 04:31:39 AM
Mine is also my work computer and will give neat freaks a heart attack.
1344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 18, 2008, 05:55:34 PM
 icon_biggrin
1345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 15, 2008, 09:55:25 PM
Sigur ros
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0AZIFmkogY
1346  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Moral dilemma on: October 13, 2008, 06:05:08 AM
Back when I lived in the old house with a massive barn spider infestation I used to shoot them with a BB gun on our back porch.  These were huge suckers, about the size of a half dollar.  I bring this up because barn spiders are A LOT smaller than a rat and half the time the spiders would still wobble away after being hit despite having lost half their body. 

I can’t say for certain but I doubt shooting rats with a BB gun is going to be terribly effective.
1347  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: October 03, 2008, 08:37:00 PM
+1 Octavious230
1348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man BD issues? on: October 02, 2008, 04:48:18 AM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on October 02, 2008, 02:12:48 AM

Quote from: Chaz on October 02, 2008, 01:19:25 AM


While I'm ranting about BRs, I'm getting mighty tired of Disney discs having mountains of previews before the menu coming up, and then having Java-based menus that are painfully slow to navigate, then another bunch of things before the movie.  After you hit play on Nightmare Before Christmas, you first have to watch a 30-45 second animated logo for Disney Blu-ray, then a 30-45 second animated logo for Disney.  Come on.

BBC films and TV shows are horrendous in this regard. My TV series "The Office" (UK) has something like 5-7 minutes of forced previews that you can't skip. This kind of shit amazes me.

Mercifully, the BD version of Planet Earth doesn't have this annoyance, but most regular BBC DVD's do.

Of course, nothing beats the U.S. studio's forced viewing of that incredibly obnoxious "YOU'RE A GODDAMN PIRATE!" video with the wailing police sirens and sickening death metal soundtrack.

Are you sure content can’t be skipped?    I use my PS3 and before that I used my Xbox to play movies and I’ve never run into that problem.  Some studios require you to hit the next button, others the menu button but there has only been a handful that I had to actually fast-forward through.  Even then, put it on 100x and they go away fast.
1349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AFI Top 100 Movie Challenge on: October 01, 2008, 12:10:45 AM
I’ve seen 23 and wouldn’t watch half of them again on a bet. I guess that’s why I don’t entirely understand these lists.  Can a movie be considered great if you would never want to see it twice? And at which point do you consider a movie great as opposed to believing it is because everyone told you so?   

*not trying to insult your taste if you actually liked all these movie*
1350  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Direct Nerve Force Feedback Announced on: September 27, 2008, 03:17:31 PM
Isn’t the benefit of playing a game, as opposed to say joining the army, that when you get shot in the stomach you DON’T feel it?  retard
1351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wallpaperz, I haz them. on: September 24, 2008, 06:10:22 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on September 24, 2008, 02:39:39 PM


May want to point out that some of the images there are NSFW
1352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS) on: September 21, 2008, 04:56:29 PM
Am I the only one who hates seeing companies try to make 3D games on the DS?  I mean I get that it can do it but they almost always look like crap with controls that are more difficult than they should be.  2D games on the other hand look and play great on the DS so I don’t really see the appeal of going 3D.
1353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: All your base are.....Red Alert 3 remix video on: September 21, 2008, 04:30:08 AM
Completely ridiculous but they all look like they’re having a blast so  thumbsup from me.   icon_biggrin
1354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 21, 2008, 01:06:33 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on September 20, 2008, 11:13:54 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 20, 2008, 09:14:20 PM

What the heck is an oreo pizza?

I figured the name and the picture on the box would make it rather obvious.

Is it cooked? Is it frozen?  Is it ice-cream?  Does it have pizza fixings on it in addition to (gulp) Oreos?  And above all WHHYYy!!?!!
1355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 20, 2008, 09:14:20 PM
What the heck is an oreo pizza?
1356  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: September 20, 2008, 05:02:35 PM
+1 Jeff Jones
1357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Monday Time Waster] - Elements on: September 15, 2008, 08:42:28 PM
Urgh.  Five minutes of that was enough.
 retard
1358  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / MotorStorm for PS3 on: September 12, 2008, 06:11:08 PM
MotorStorm for PS3 is $20 in the Gold Box on amazon right now if anyone is interested.

1359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Friday Time Waster] Last Stand 2 on: September 12, 2008, 04:17:18 PM
Love this version.  Who would have guessed that a bow would be the best weapon to stop a zombie invasion with?
1360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Debate of our Time on: September 07, 2008, 04:07:45 AM
Rabbit Ears!  I get one channel in beautiful HD and three channels in snow-o-vision.  I really don’t mind, this is more channels then I had growing up.
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