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561  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: September 05, 2008, 11:54:52 PM

Quote from: ChrisGrenard on September 05, 2008, 07:55:59 PM

Seriously, there must be another dozen Weezer songs to use, and they already got access to the new stuff!

I'd definately be in for some more Weezer.  There's a few more from the Red Album that'd be great or plenty to use from the older discs.
562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pure on: September 05, 2008, 11:52:45 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 05, 2008, 04:50:22 AM

No Goofy, no buy.

563  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ortega makes Shawn Johnson's taco pop on: September 04, 2008, 07:41:02 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 04, 2008, 06:18:18 PM

Quote from: Eightball on September 04, 2008, 01:00:03 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 03, 2008, 10:47:04 PM

That is so awesome. I wish I could pop Shawn's tacos. drool

Dude...she's 16!

Damn technicality. Only two short years before her tacos are appropriately aged.

Okay, I need to stop now. paranoid

You used the plural again.  I am starting to wonder if you know what a taco is.
564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sabathia's no-hitter that wasn't on: September 02, 2008, 09:59:08 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 02, 2008, 03:23:08 AM

Yeah, that's bush league.  Go talk to all of the pitchers who pitched 9 perfect, but didn't get credit because they got pulled for the 10th.

Well, there's only two:

Harvey Haddix in 1959
Pedro Martinez in 1995

However, if you go with no-hitters instead of a perfect game, there are 11 other ones.

Regardless, I think the Brewers should shut up.  Let's be pros here.  They should be happy with the win and how well they're playing, not crying over lost personal accomplishments.
565  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/1) on: September 01, 2008, 04:03:06 PM
I'll be renting Viva Pinata 2 for the 360 and the Spore game for the DS.  I suspect we'll end up buying Viva eventually.
566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OMFG I don't like videogames! on: August 30, 2008, 12:04:18 PM
I believe there are pills you can take for this type of dysfunction.
567  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: August 29, 2008, 09:21:09 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 29, 2008, 08:10:12 PM

Yeah, but if you have a solid written test plan, it takes care of people glossing over on things.  That should be on the test matrix for vocals and if it isn't, someone in QA needs to be fired.

Wow, relax.  Someone needs to get fired because a minor mistake was made?  It's not even a big deal- some downloadable content got delayed for a few weeks.  I think you'll live.   
568  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) Impressions on: August 29, 2008, 03:51:10 PM
I was extremely excited about this, but the IGN review dampened my spirits.  It sounds too similar to the Gamecube version(aside from the motion controls).  Even so, I have it on the way from Gamefly and am hoping to see it tomorrow to try it out for myself.
569  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Praise anyone? on: August 29, 2008, 03:49:05 PM

Quote from: shon on August 29, 2008, 04:20:17 AM

I really like the idea of this.  I do enjoy RB and GH but I also like a lot of Christian Rock as well.
Guardian was an awesome band after they broke up the lead singer would have been the new lead singer for Van Halen but his personal convictions wouldn't let him accept it. 
Also if you never heard of Whitecross they are awesome as well Rex Carol is one of the best guitarists on the planet.

Yeah I like the idea of it too.  I won't be picking this one up, but I would really enjoy some kind of GH or RB expansion with Christian music.  There's some very talented Christian rock musicians out there and the music isn't as "preachy" as some of you imagine it is. 
570  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "no-penalty" death trend on: August 25, 2008, 07:33:44 PM
I really enjoyed the "no death penalty" in Bioshock.  The Big Daddy battles were much less frustrating than they would have been otherwise.  If this continues to be a trend, that'll be fine with me. smile
571  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Ticket to Ride The card game on: August 25, 2008, 12:11:26 PM
I haven't played either.  It appeals to me, but we're still trying to spend more time playing other games I have sitting here like Agricola and Hamburgum.  I'll definitely have the TtR Card game on my Christmas list, so I suppose I can give you my impressions in about 4 more months. slywink
572  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CIV IV: Finally won a Cultural Victory on: August 25, 2008, 12:08:35 PM
Congrats!  Cultural victories appeal to me the most, as I'd prefer to never fight and just quietly build wonders and manage my cities.  But I don't think I've had more than 1 or 2 in all the time I've played, it seems like it always is easier to go for the space race victory.

Now in CivRev, cultural victories are far easier and it takes more work to get the tech victory. smile
573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: xkcd is awesome today on: August 22, 2008, 07:21:36 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 22, 2008, 07:02:01 PM

Quote from: warning on August 22, 2008, 06:19:25 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 22, 2008, 02:29:04 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on August 22, 2008, 02:16:34 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 22, 2008, 02:11:25 PM

Should we also have a holiday for the thieves who steal someone elses bandwith like that?   Show them for what they really are?

Do you do this 'I'm gonna be a contrarian Ogre' act for a schtick or is this how you really are?

No this is how I really feel about people who steal the bandwith others are paying their hard earned money for.   Its not a act or anything like that, just making a comment, my appologies if doing so offended you in some way that you will never recover from.

Why are you here?  You are not awesome today.

Why am I here?   One reason is I know how much it bothers you and others like you that I dare to post here and am allowed to do so.   Anything that bothers the trolls is a good thing.

BrettMCD, I forgot all about you!!!  I'm relatively new at GT and this is the first time I've seen you about. 

I guess you haven't changed much, this is the kind of thing I remember you doing before.  I guess you must a kick out of being "controversial".  If it helps you get some satisfaction, then good for you I guess.
574  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: August 22, 2008, 05:48:16 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on August 22, 2008, 04:08:58 PM

The microsoft point system is DESIGNED so that you WASTE money. The micro-transactions want you to have leftover points, so you feel this need to buy more points, and repeat the cycle. I think in the year I've been buying rock band DLC, I've had exactly 0 points left once. By the time all is said and done, I figure 90% of xbox live users will be abandoning 50c to $1.00 worth of points by the wayside. If not more.

If I abandon a few $$$ at the end of the my XBox360 days...I think I'll manage to survive. smile

And honestly, what you are saying doesn't make sense.  If I have leftover points, like say 100, I realize I can't spend them on anything.  And that makes me want to buy more...but so would having 0 points.  The only effect at all is at the end of the line, and honestly losing a dollar or two doesn't seem like such a big deal.
575  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: August 22, 2008, 03:59:51 PM

Quote from: jersoc on August 22, 2008, 01:59:41 AM

well fuck MS's stupid ass moon point system. i have 820 points(thanks to braid and their shitty system) and the price is 10.99 instead of 10. wtf balls, that's 860 points. wtf is this shit?

yeah, now i gotta wait a week for pay day and by that time i'll have IU and probably won't be touching rb until 2. a resounding stick up their ass at this stupid pricing scheme.


Can anyone translate this?  What is he so upset about?
576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360/PS3: Can I justify it? on: August 22, 2008, 03:48:43 AM
Eel Snave, I also had a Wii and DS at one point as well and kept telling myself there was no reason for me to get a 360.  In Feb, I caved in and I only wish I had done it sooner!!  It's been fun to try out games I had never gotten to play, and Rock Band has been awesome as well!  I don't play M-rated stuff much either(although Bioshock was a worthwhile exception!), but there's lots of other neat games.  Heck, the LIVE arcade content almost justifies the console on its own.

As for a monthly fee for LIVE, we're talking about $3.50 a month, that should be the least of anyone's worries. smile
577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Tide of Iron and Wings of War on: August 21, 2008, 04:00:26 AM

Quote from: Graham on August 21, 2008, 02:32:46 AM


You should get that cough checked out.

Great news, I almost certainly will grab Wings of War when it eventually releases. smile
578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 09 impressions on: August 15, 2008, 05:22:55 PM

Quote from: Canuck on August 15, 2008, 02:49:35 AM

I wish I could understand football.  Football seems like the sport which is best suited to a console translation but I just have no friggen idea what is going on!  I can't understand what the plays mean so I just choose one and then I have no idea what happens to the football after the snap-sometimes I think my runner has it when the quarterback actually faked and sometimes I think the quarterback has it when  he actually passed it off to the runner.  How can you beat any game where you keep faking yourself out?


I am having a hard time comprehending, your post is akin to someone telling me they don't understand why 1+1=2.  I can understand not understanding all the options and what the different defenses mean. But to be clueless about football just doesn't seem possible!!!
579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coooool weather on: August 15, 2008, 03:48:24 PM
Here in the thumb of Michigan its been a perfect summer weather wise.  Every day pretty much has been 75-80 and it rains every couple of days, so my lawn is looking amazingly awesome.  I think we've run the air maybe three times all year and that's only because it was sort of humid.  It's been amazingly great.

Pretty much every day I keep telling everyone what great summer weather this has been.  I can't help myself.
580  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Kingdoms, from Puzzle Quest creators on: August 07, 2008, 12:17:33 PM

Quote from: jersoc on August 07, 2008, 07:07:53 AM

woah boys, slow down. don't stale the genre up now. PQ sold well because it was something new and addictive. keep giving us the same thing and it'll turn into madden and the other crappy sport games.

I think they're safe doing a few similar type games if they feel they can improve upon PQ.  Calling out Madden comparisons already doesn't really make sense.  When we're on Puzzle Quest 10, then that might hold some water.
581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need casual games suggestions on: August 03, 2008, 01:07:14 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on July 22, 2008, 06:10:39 PM

Heh.  I was wondering when someone would mention shooters; I thought of it moments after starting the thread and I've only recently got into them as well.  I think it won't be long before I get Bioshock. smile

Absolutely get Bioshock.  I'm not even a huge fan of shooters, but Bioshock is one of my favorite games of all time. smile
582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Ticket to Ride Discussion on: August 03, 2008, 01:05:06 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on August 02, 2008, 06:57:42 PM

Yup, and it does not include the 1910 Mega Game.  600pts for the Europe map.

Man, that's a little steep I think.  400 points for the expansions would be fair.  That said, I suppose I won't let a 200 point difference stop me from buying the Europe map, BUT I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.  mad
583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 Impressions on: July 31, 2008, 11:18:47 PM
My very first game of Pacifism I got 53,000,000 points.  Since then I've played about a hundred games and haven't gotten more than 6 million. 

I have no idea how I wracked up such a score on my first try. Beginner's luck I guess.

Anyway, GW:E2 is well done and I love the various modes- Pacifism and King are a sweet alternative to the traditional "evolved" play.
584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA August!! on: July 30, 2008, 03:40:22 PM
If it is, I'm out.  I enjoy XBLA, but $10 has been my limit so far. I even waited for Puzzle Quest to drop before buying it.  (Although in hind sight, it would have been worth $15.)
585  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: July 30, 2008, 11:47:36 AM
+1 to Gratch for NWN:Diamond and Majesty
586  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I've got a MILF prob guys, help? on: July 28, 2008, 11:45:48 AM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on July 28, 2008, 08:18:06 AM

This post reads like total bullshit to me, but on the off-chance it isn't, here's some advice: grow a pair. Jesus, your post reads like a 15 year old wrote it. Instead of looking for an out to be able to do this (do you really believe that your wife would be fine with this?), man up and ask yourself what you really want. Do you love your wife enough to withstand the enticements of an obvious slut? You want to sleep with her? So what, that just means your equipment all works. Good for you, now you can either dump your wife for the hoochy or try to make it work.

587  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF NWN, other old stuff on: July 24, 2008, 02:19:52 PM
There are some older PC games I'd like to acquire:

Neverwinter Nights
Emperor Rise of the Middle Kingdom
Diablo 2 expansion

I have older stuff of my own to swap:

Dawn of War
Railroad Tycoon 3
Age of Mythology Gold
Heroes V: Tales of the East
Age of Empires 3: Warchiefs
588  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Great Hard Drive Sell-off, Part Deux on: July 23, 2008, 01:27:12 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 23, 2008, 03:51:14 AM

Wish I had $45 frown

Thanks for letting us know!!!
589  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 18, 2008, 11:54:07 AM

Quote from: msduncan on July 18, 2008, 04:48:35 AM

And they completely fumbled the AC ball.   This was the title many of the hard core Nintendo fans like myself was most looking forward to.    Now it's just an empty shell of a repeat.    Pathetic.

Ugh, what a lousy way to start my day.  I was looking forward to it too, but I can't say I'm very thrilled to buy the same game again. frown
590  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: DS and 360 games for sale! on: July 16, 2008, 01:25:30 PM
PM sent. smile
591  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shocking News!! Game Reviewers admits not finishing the games for review on: July 15, 2008, 12:21:00 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 15, 2008, 11:57:17 AM

But you get to the crux of the problem - deadlines for reviews. While they make sense for print mags - this is the internet. While a game is compelling enough for me to see through to the end is easy to recommend, it's difficult to recommend a lot of games because of the late game problems they run into.

Really, I think the crux of the problem is the pay.  Whether someone is doing reviews for a living or for side income, they still probably want to make as much money as they can.  Based on what CSL said above, it sounds like a reviewer might be paid something like $100 for a review.  Suppose that's conservative and we say the average paid reviewer gets $200 per game, then can we really expect them to play 60 hours(or more) and make a whopping $3.33 an hour? And heaven help the poor bastards who had to review Baldur's Gate II.

I can't blame reviewers for not finishing games, and if its standard practice anyway then they should come out and say so.  Reviews should be more like "extended impressions".  The problem there is that some reviewers would be honest and admit they only played about half way through and others would still act like they finished the game.
592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Planet size comparison on: July 15, 2008, 12:33:55 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 14, 2008, 07:09:45 PM

Quote from: J.M. Diller on July 14, 2008, 06:58:21 PM

I think the pictures are pretty cool, but they are sort of misleading probably due to the viewing angle.  Mars has a diameter of 6800km compared to Earth's 12800, so Mars should be a little more than half as tall(and wide) as the Earth. 

Blame your own eyes, in the picture mars height is about 55% of the earth's height, which is about right. Yeah, I counted pixels.

I wasn't saying that it was wrong, it just doesn't "look" 55% as tall.  At least not to me.  smile
593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Planet size comparison on: July 14, 2008, 06:58:21 PM
I think the pictures are pretty cool, but they are sort of misleading probably due to the viewing angle.  Mars has a diameter of 6800km compared to Earth's 12800, so Mars should be a little more than half as tall(and wide) as the Earth.  Now it does look right width wise, but height wise it makes Mars seem tinier than it is.

Anyway, its still a real neat way to put the S.S. in perspective.
594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (360 and PS3) No Love for the Release Version of Civ: Revolution? on: July 12, 2008, 05:29:26 PM
I'm on my third game right now on the 360 and I think they did a really great job with it.  Sure,  its fast paced, but I like it as a reasonably quick alternative to Civ IV. It is a little weird at times because they've brought back some concepts from Civ II(Leonardo's Workshop, for one), but I like it. I imagine I'll play the heck out of it this summer and then probably return to Civ IV at some point. 
595  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civ: Rev (DS) on: July 11, 2008, 05:47:53 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 11, 2008, 05:20:48 PM

I guess the limitation is to keep the leaderboards fair, but at the very least they should let you save the GOTW with a "this will disqualify your leaderboard score" disclaimer.

I'm sure you're right.  If you could save, then you undo every bad move/combat and really optimize your score.   This way, you can learn from  your mistakes, but its going to require to start the game over entirely. I don't  think this is a bad idea for a leaderboard type thing.
596  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [kids] Unruly 6 year old on: June 24, 2008, 12:32:42 PM

Quote from: lildrgn on June 23, 2008, 09:54:36 PM

This morning she wanted to take a shower with me. I'm getting to the point where I think she's almost too old to be taking showers with Dad, so I told her that I thought she should take one by herself.


almost too old?  Wow, I thought my girls were too old by the time they were 3.  Dang.  Everyone's different I guess.

Anyway, hang in there.  Our youngest, also 6, is pretty explosive as well.  Very similar to what you are describing.  It seems like I've developed a feel for when are the right times to be strict(grounding her, isolating to her room, etc.) and when are the right times to be more lenient and try to talk her through whatever is setting her off.  Anyway, it seems to be working as her behavior is improving.

597  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization IV Beyond The Sword 3.17 released on: June 22, 2008, 01:33:12 AM
I've been playing BTS off and on for the last few months, I was shocked to see that I using 3.03!! So, I grabbed this to catch up a bit.  retard

I also noticed the announcement for Civ 4: Colonization.  That might be old news, but it was new to me and I don't think I could be more excited!  I know Colonization never was the hit that Civ was, but I adored that game. 
598  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Biggest games disasters from Yahoo Games on: June 17, 2008, 12:19:26 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 14, 2008, 06:09:12 AM

You've never heard of Shenmue or The Getaway?  I'm guessing you don't play console games at all or follow the industry in-depth.

Quote from: Canuck on June 14, 2008, 03:34:32 PM

Yes what kind of a rock have you been living under if you don't know of Shenmue? 

I play console games and I don't live under a rock and I haven't heard of either.  Just because you're familar with something doesn't mean its common knowledge to the rest of the world. 
599  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kung Fu Panda DEMO on: June 17, 2008, 02:43:45 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 16, 2008, 11:39:32 PM

Picked up the full game after seeing the movie this weekend (great film) and seeing good reviews (including GT).  A lot of fun so far, though I've only played the demo level.

One question:  Am I missing something or is there no way to replay levels other than to start the game over?

On the level load screen you can push left and right to switch between levels.  However, this might only become available after defeating the game.  I had the same question as you and only noticed the arrows that indicate to push left or right after finishing the game.  Maybe they were there all along.

Anyway, its a fun little game, but it only takes about 3-4 hours to finish.  I was going to replay it again on the hardest difficulty, but I couldn't get fired up about it.  So I sent it back to Gamefly. smile
600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I might be laid off tomorrow on: June 12, 2008, 01:29:30 AM
Well I hope things turn out for the best, whatever that might be.   icon_smile
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