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1441  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.
1442  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.
1443  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.
1444  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.
1445  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.
1446  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
1447  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?
1448  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
1449  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.
1450  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?!
1451  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?
1452  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)
1453  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. 
1454  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
1455  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.
1456  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!
1457  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.
1458  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam: Trine 25% off on: August 14, 2009, 05:54:04 AM
Trine has 15 levels.  So far its been taking me 40 minutes to an hour to get through each so a 10-15 hour game.  Not bad in my opinion.  A lot of the fun for me has been trying to get all the experience potions and treasures to level up my characters.  As the game goes on you gain new abilities and I've been having a blast just building towers with my wizard to get around. 

Highly recommended.
1459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: System Shock 2... it's been 10 years. on: August 13, 2009, 08:14:33 PM
LÖLÖLOOK AT YOUÖ.HÖHAÖHACKERÖ A pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?

Good memories.
1460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FX] Lawman on: August 13, 2009, 04:38:00 PM
Anyone else read this as Lawnman and become very disappointed?
1461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Internet Explorer 6 support tied to XP lifespan on: August 12, 2009, 06:18:25 PM
I hate having to support ie6 with a passion.  Itís the main reason I was disappointed when Vista failed to take off.  Death to XP!
1462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tuesday Time Waster: This is the Only Level on: August 11, 2009, 10:07:13 PM
That one lacks acrobatic elephants. 
1463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mermaids spotted....'Splash' Fantasies can continue!! on: August 11, 2009, 07:01:58 PM
Given how vast the ocean is I think itís possible that something like a humanoid mermaid could exist.  That said I think the chances that said creature would be even remotely attractive to humans is highly unlikely.  Things that live in the ocean tend to be scaly, fat, deadly and/or smell bad.
1464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tuesday Time Waster: This is the Only Level on: August 11, 2009, 06:07:22 PM
Finished it in 12:22:45
Deaths: 144

8 and 10 were the worst.
1465  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Blu Ray B2G1 free sale on: August 11, 2009, 04:49:41 PM
Yep most of these prices are heavily inflated.  I saw a number of these for $15 each last week.
1466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buld your own Companion Cube on: August 08, 2009, 05:03:44 PM
link doesn't work for me  icon_frown
1467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is /your/ Top 25(ish) PC (Computer) games of all time? on: August 07, 2009, 08:24:34 PM
X-com
Diablo II
Thief II
System Shock 2
Starcraft
Fallout
Myth
Quake 2
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Dungeon Keeper 2
Total Annihilation
Stalker
Baldurs Gate 2
Planescape: Torment
Half-Life
Deus Ex
Alpha Centauri
World of Warcraft
Gothic II
World of Goo (yes Iím serious)
Simcity2000
Grim Fandango
Medieval II: Total War
Unreal Tournament
Rainbow Six

Problem with these lists is that what they actually measure differs based on the criteria.  Simcity might have been revolutionary but I would never play it over Simcity2000.  For that reason a game or sequel that did nothing new but perfected what it attempted would still rate higher in my list.  The exception being a sequel that took the game away from the greatness of a predecessor.
1468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Impressions and free soundtrack! on: August 05, 2009, 03:31:42 AM
Also, in the campaign losing a mission isnít always a bad thing.  You retain your experience and loot which means if you play the same mission again it SHOULD be easier.  The exception to the rule is if youíre playing on one of the higher difficulties and you lose repeatedly the enemy starts to build up in strength.
1469  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Behold! Planescape Torment...Lego? on: July 27, 2009, 10:01:13 PM
I must have a Nordom of my own!
1470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coolest wedding ever? on: July 26, 2009, 05:15:30 AM
 thumbsup
1471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tim Burton-Alice In Wonderland on: July 26, 2009, 05:09:45 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 26, 2009, 03:26:36 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 25, 2009, 06:28:16 PM


with the love of growing up with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory(Gene Wilder),i didn't really give Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a chance


T Without that bias, the remake was slightly better for being more twisted.
More twisted?  Maybe you should rewatch the originalÖ Click Me!
1472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tim Burton-Alice In Wonderland on: July 25, 2009, 05:52:14 PM
I actually really liked Burtons Charlie and the Chocolate Factory EXCEPT for Depp.  The original Willy Wonka remains an all time favorite character of mine but the thing in the new movie was a travesty.  I have a bad feeling that the Mad Hatter is going to be a repeat.
1473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trine on: July 21, 2009, 12:23:38 AM
I had a lot of fun with the demo but I just canít bring myself to pay $30 for a short game that is bound to be on sale for $20 or less in a monthís time.  I know the price difference is trivial but I canít help myself.
1474  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: paradox Interactive Week Long Sale on: July 20, 2009, 05:34:08 PM
Ok, that was annoying.  I had to click 5 links just to get to their website so I could see what the games were.  For everyone else!

Click Me!

*edit* Oops…or you could click the 2nd link from the first page linked. *edit*
1475  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: massive Amazon Blu Ray sale on: July 19, 2009, 05:36:34 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on July 19, 2009, 01:49:18 PM

Meh.

Blu-Ray will never take off as long as new prices are $30 and 'sale' prices are $20. 

Especially when they're not worth it if you don't have a 42" or bigger TV.
I have around 20 blue rays and except for buying the Dark Knight when it first came out Iíve never paid more than $16 on any of them.

I have a larger set now but even when I had a 32inch I could still see a definite difference in quality.  I suppose it really depends on how far away you sit though.  HDTVs are made for closer viewing than traditional sets.
1476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Team Fortress 2: Soldier update next and King of the Hill returning? on: July 17, 2009, 05:19:57 PM
Nice.  I always end up playing Soldier despite hating the class because no one else on my team wants to.  Hopefully this will mean a few more people are willing to take the role.
1477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on: July 09, 2009, 12:42:07 AM
I wonder if I played a different version of this game than you guysÖ

I picked up the PS3 version a couple weeks ago and loved almost the whole game; it is actually the first PS3 game Iíve finished since I bought the system a year ago.  The only two levels I didnít like were the early Junk Plant level and the Star Destroyer Stage.  Junk planet was just boring and had some annoying jumping segments and the Star Destroyer took me like 10 tries to beat.

Killing enemies never seemed much of a problem because almost everything in the game can be killed in one or two charged lightning saber slashes.  The only exception was the giant troopers but my force lighting/energy pool was high enough that I could shock them to the point where one saber slash would kill them.  Learning the combos really helped and most of the time I could clear a room in just a couple minutes.
1478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 29, 2009, 08:57:22 PM
That might be pretty cool.  Can they just fix the plumbing and let people live in it as is? icon_biggrin
1479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica finally coming to Blu Ray on: June 07, 2009, 01:10:00 AM
That box confuses me.   icon_confused
1480  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Sale: Penumbra Collection $5 on: June 06, 2009, 05:27:05 AM
I enjoyed the first but it’s not for everyone.  It’s more of a first person puzzle-sneaker than a typical survival horror.  I picked this up because I never played the sequel.

It’s one of the most atmospheric and downright scary games I’ve ever played.
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