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2681  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buld your own Companion Cube on: August 08, 2009, 09:34:59 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 08, 2009, 05:49:48 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 08, 2009, 05:03:44 PM

link doesn't work for me  icon_frown

checked it and it still works.  NO CUBE FOR YOU!  Tongue

Photobucket bandwidth issues.
2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Flight - Out tomorrow? on: August 07, 2009, 11:55:17 PM
Actual Spad 13 cockpit from a restoration project. You'll need to allow pop-ups as that's how it shows a close-up of the 'instruments' when you hover over each.  icon_cool
2683  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I smell like cat pee. on: August 07, 2009, 07:46:45 PM
I just reread your first post and it finally dawned on me that all this happened at home and you didn't notice it until you got to work. At first I was like "you work somewhere where people bring their Ambush Cats to work"? I seriously thought you turned towards your boss and at that very moment one of the cats peed on your shoulder. From the top of the fridge. Or something.  icon_lol retard
2684  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Going to Standby = stuck in time on: August 07, 2009, 03:56:30 PM
And for whatever it's worth, this issue seems to have gone away as mysteriously as it started. No issues for the last few days with the system time coming out of standby. Hopefully it remains gone.  paranoid
2685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 on: August 07, 2009, 03:51:37 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 07, 2009, 11:59:22 AM

That was an awesome finale. I don't remember them doing the judges favorites last year, but that was as enjoyable a 2 hour finale that I've ever seen and it didn't feel dragged out to me at all.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm very happy Jeanine won, but just hope Brandon- who seems to have really bad self-esteem issues- doesn't look at this as a defeat or that he's not good enough. The man is SO talented- and I'd even say he's the best dancer this year.  Jeanine was just a hair behind him, but her personality and friendliness added to her amazing skills won it out for her.

I still don't get the appeal of Evan...at all. Nice guy, definitely could do all the steps, but he just never seemed as disciplined or crisp as the others.  I'm not going to argue 3rd place v 4th place, but there's absolutely no question that Kayla was the better dancer- it's just that she has no personality and it cost her.

When she was 4th I was like oh. no. Evan had better not win this.  I was relieved to see him placed 3rd.

I really don't think we need to spoiler anything at this point, but...

Spoiler for Hiden:
I completely agree with you on Evan. When they annouced Kayla as fourth I was bummed and then worried that, oh gawd no, please don't let Evan win. Sadly, was clapping at home when he pulled 3rd place. If Kayla had let the personality out earlier that is obviously there (and was coming out as Nigel noted) but was bottled up for most of the season she would have done better. Not first place but not fourth either. IMHO.
2686  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 on: August 07, 2009, 03:29:19 AM
Well... at least all the voters got it right.  nod
2687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 on: August 06, 2009, 03:03:39 PM
For some reason, I'm rooting more for the girls than the guys. While I'd like to see Kayla win, being a Colorado girl and all, I think Jeanine has edged her out and should get the crown. Both of the boys play off their studly/cute qualities too much for my tastes, with Brandon on the studly side and Evan too cutesy... problem is he (Evan) seems to have an enormous cadre of screaming fans voting for him constantly or I honestly think he would have been gone by now, and I worry they'll push him to the top by shear weight of numbers.

They do say they will be crowning "America's Favorite Dancer" not "America's Best Dancer", after all.  disgust
2688  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jaw clinching on: August 06, 2009, 05:01:54 AM
It's called "bruxing" or "bruxism". Perhaps this might help or at least get you started:

http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/bruxing/
2689  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Going to Standby = stuck in time on: August 05, 2009, 02:08:15 AM
It does but it gets removed as an option when you're on a domain.
2690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 04, 2009, 09:47:50 PM

Quote from: Malificent on August 04, 2009, 05:08:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 04, 2009, 04:54:53 PM

Quote from: Malificent on August 04, 2009, 04:14:09 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 03, 2009, 10:46:37 PM

I thought it was OK, the one on Fox was definitely better.  Of course it's not like there's anything that great on during the summer anyway (except True Blood!), and certainly it's nice to see a sci-fi series on a major network. 

If you're not watching Leverage (or for that matter, Eureka), you're missing out.

+ a million to Eureka, never heard of Leverage though.

Leverage (on TNT) is best described as Ocean's 11 crossed with a modern-day version of the A-Team. Every episode is a self-contained heist/long con of the week. Characters are fantastic and I look forward to it every week. You can stream it on Netflix, season 1 and current episodes of season 2.

+ a million to Leverage. Eureka who?  icon_wink
2691  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Going to Standby = stuck in time on: August 04, 2009, 09:42:01 PM
Thanks, wasn't aware the auto-sync was only once a day and I couldn't find any way to force it to happen.  tear

Hopefully it's not BIOS battery related as I've only had it for two months or so and it was allegedly brand new when I got it. I'll pay more attention to exactly what happens with it tonight / tomorrow morning and see if that provides any more clues.
2692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need recommendations for Wii games on: August 04, 2009, 09:38:04 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 04, 2009, 07:59:46 PM

If you love lightgun shooters, the Wii has those in droves. I really recommend House of the Dead: Overkill out of the bunch - it is SO campy, and SO B-movie it's a riot to play.

And if you do, make sure you get a pistol grip for the Wiimote, makes a hell of a difference. Overkill is a great game as long as no-one in the house minds the language used in the game, f-bombs galore!
2693  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Going to Standby = stuck in time on: August 04, 2009, 07:34:03 PM
Odd thing started happening with my work laptop and the Help Desk here has been less than helpful, so...

Been using it just fine for about three months, docking it at work and closing the lid to go to Standby before undocking and taking it home. Everything hunky-dory. Inherited two LCD monitors so now are using them in Dualview mode (one digital, one analog) and changed the laptop "what to do when the lid is shut" option from "Standby" to "Nothing"... and then my woes began.

Don't see how the change noted above has anything to do with what I'm seeing now, but it's a heck of a coincidence that both happened on the same day. What happens now is life is good until I put the laptop in standby and undock. First time I manually went to standby post change was Friday and when I came back in on Monday it still thought it was Friday. I'm on the network and expecting the time to sync and... nothing. Stuck on Friday, even after a subsequent reboot. And I'm not positive it started me back off at the time on Friday when I went to standby, could swear it was earlier than that. All the Help Desk had me do was manually correct the time and verify that the Windows Time service was set to Automatic and Started, which it was. We even stopped and restarted it just for fun. Then they were done with me, problem solved. Yah, ok.

This morning, same thing. Standby, undock, take home, bring back, dock, bring out of standby - still thinks it's Monday.  finger  What the heck could be causing behaviour like this?

ps. This is XP with SP3 not Vista, btw.
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: August 04, 2009, 03:34:07 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 04, 2009, 03:20:18 AM

How do these DLC work with your toon?  Do you have to load a save before you finished the game?  Once you go to the DLC area, can you ever go back?

With Broken Steel you never really 'finish' the game, but to answer the DLC question you can always come back to the main game area from them. And so far, Anchorage is the only one you can't revisit after you leave... don't know about Zeta yet, however, but suspect that also is a one-time-trip like Anchorage.
2695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cheap cables on: August 01, 2009, 04:51:02 AM
That's cool, looks like I'll have to check them out.
2696  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cheap cables on: August 01, 2009, 12:17:46 AM
Was wondering how Hong Kong got into the conversation.  icon_wink
2697  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cheap cables on: July 31, 2009, 11:57:43 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 31, 2009, 02:39:48 AM

Quote from: disarm on July 31, 2009, 02:37:48 AM

Monoprice.com...not likely to find better prices for great quality cables anywhere else icon_cool

 thumbsup

 thumbsup thumbsup

And these are 'cheap' as in 'inexpensive' rather than there being anything second class about them. I just got 4 cables yesterday from mono, 2 6' and 2 10' and it cost me a whopping $16.60. All the colors of the rainbow, too!  icon_cool
2698  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [PS3] Half price game sale! on: July 30, 2009, 07:43:04 PM
Dropped the price on KillZone 2.
2699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IL-2 Sturmovik for Xbox and PS3? on: July 30, 2009, 04:42:35 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 30, 2009, 03:01:08 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 30, 2009, 01:35:28 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 30, 2009, 11:34:59 AM

Quote from: marcusjm on July 30, 2009, 11:18:15 AM

Just check sensitivity and it should be ok. I find the scenarios a bit easy at the moment.
Thanks, hadn't considered that for the right stick, I'll give it a try. I don't seem to have too much of a problem with the left stick, but then I also am using Kontrolfreek thumbstick extenders.

Ugh, I thought they sounded like a great idea until I bought a pair. Couldn't stand them.  icon_neutral

Huh, surprised at that. You do need to allow yourself a couple of hours to get used to them, but I could tell the difference. I have big hands and with the normal 360 controller I had to bend my thumbs more than was comfortable and got cramps as a result. With the stick extenders I am able to play without discomfort.

I also got the U-shaped add on's, supposedly good for driving, but the stick extenders work fine for driving as well so I stuck with them for all gaming. The extenders of course also increase the stick travel as measured at the thumb/stick interface, so it allows a bit more precise movement of the sticks. This increases my skill from totally inept to relatively hopeless  icon_biggrin

Dang, sorry, got them confused with the "U" shaped ones you mentioned, it's those I didn't like... hadn't seen the "extenders" before, may have to check them out.  icon_cool
2700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IL-2 Sturmovik for Xbox and PS3? on: July 30, 2009, 01:35:28 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 30, 2009, 11:34:59 AM

Quote from: marcusjm on July 30, 2009, 11:18:15 AM

Just check sensitivity and it should be ok. I find the scenarios a bit easy at the moment.
Thanks, hadn't considered that for the right stick, I'll give it a try. I don't seem to have too much of a problem with the left stick, but then I also am using Kontrolfreek thumbstick extenders.

Ugh, I thought they sounded like a great idea until I bought a pair. Couldn't stand them.  icon_neutral
2701  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated July 27th, 2009 08:07 PM) on: July 30, 2009, 01:32:25 PM

Quote from: Ascendent on July 30, 2009, 07:44:44 AM

+1 MonkeyFinger for Demons' Soul great trader, helped me stay out of trouble with the gf. Thanks

 icon_lol Glad I could help. +1 back to Ascendent for the transaction as well.
2702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: We're almost to the Fall Run, what's on you're buy list? on: July 30, 2009, 05:44:52 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on July 30, 2009, 03:30:15 AM

Quote from: jersoc on July 30, 2009, 03:19:27 AM

what, what?!

once it drops to 300 i'm all over it.

cool! - & you'll love it (btw, atlus just added the full soundtrack to the ce)...

Actually, they've added the art book and soundtrack cd to both editions as a preorder bonus, not just to the CE.  icon_cool
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone getting a lot of friend requests lately? [XBL] on: July 30, 2009, 02:26:02 AM
I got one last week from an unknown tag where the text was nothing but homophobic insults. Really don't understand the point of doing something like that.  Roll Eyes
2704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dollhouse: Epitaph One on: July 29, 2009, 04:48:05 AM
Picked up season 1 of Dollhouse on the way home and watched the unaired episode "Epitaph One" this evening, also known as the 13th or Felicia Day episode. I really don't want to spoil anything for people who will be watching it (even though now that I look around every detail of it is out there in the wild) but...wow, not at all what I was expecting. Actually, not really sure what I was expecting but I know it sure wasn't this. Very cool. thumbsup

The "one" in the title makes me wonder if they will continue this part of the story next season.
2705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/27) on: July 27, 2009, 12:46:33 PM
How did we get back in June?

Oh, and a big fat nothing.
2706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 27, 2009, 03:10:17 AM

Quote from: Destructor on July 27, 2009, 01:27:45 AM

Quote from: mori on July 26, 2009, 11:56:33 PM

Is this a known issue with PS3s? Should you not operate your system this way?

As far as I'm concerned, you should never operate a CD based system that way period. You're putting a constant strain (gravity) upon the drive mechanisms, and it sounds like it would cause them to wear out much faster than they would otherwise.

I agree, for whatever that is worth. While I know you can operate them that way, I wouldn't ever consider it and have always had my consoles horizontal.
2707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 11:53:17 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 26, 2009, 10:54:54 PM

Its at least in Scandinavia - I called them, Nordic Film, because I was pissed at Sony, but Sony in Denmark had NOTHING to do with service on PS3 or the PS3 at all, strangely enough.

The lady who held a high level exec position (From my job I know how to get a hold of people like this :-D ) told me that they had a LOT of ps3 60 GB BCs set aside - enough for a few years... As for the rest of the world? I've no clue, but I dont see why the same shouldnt be the case anywhere else? OR perhaps its because we have some rather draconian rights as a consumer here in Denmark so they HAVE to be able to replace it

That is similar to what I heard, that they had quite a cache of the 60GB models strictly for repairs / replacements. Nothing official, mind you, but what I've seen people report in forums on the web. Hope I never need to find out how true this is. Or isn't. icon_wink
2708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 11:50:00 PM

Quote from: Dimmona on July 26, 2009, 10:23:41 PM

Quick question about backups - when you say it backs up 'everything', does that include downloaded games/demos/etc.?   

'Everything' as in everything currently on the hard drive from what I could tell from using it. So yes, installed games, demos, pictures, videos - the works. Account information, setup details, etc are stored in 'memory' as in some sort of EPROM and are not lost when your hard drive is replaced (or upgraded as I did). No clue what happens when the system itself is replaced, if they transfer that information or not.
2709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 08:53:17 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 26, 2009, 02:29:23 PM

SONY,if still under warranty will replace it but they wont replace it with another 60/80gig BC machine,as they have stopped doing them now

Out of curiousity, do you have a 'cite' for this, a source? Hadn't seen anything about that but wonder about it every now and then, if my launch 60GB ever bites the dust.
2710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 01:38:04 AM
From what I've read, if you have a problem that does seem to be the common one but I wouldn't say it is happening alot out there and certainly nowhere near Microsoftian levels.  icon_wink

For your saves, you should be able to back those up by copying them to a flash drive. Or you may even be able to back your system up if you have a large enough target... just be aware the backup is for everything and it won't span so what I did when I upgraded my drive was delete the installed game files. They are easy to get back the next time you play and they'll automatically patch themselves back up again as well.
2711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Remember Robinson's Requiem? I just bought it! on: July 24, 2009, 11:53:55 AM
Voxels!  icon_wink

I remember this from back in the day, but I never ended up getting it due to the reviews that it got. As noted, a very interesting concept with maybe not the best implementation. And don't recall ever hearing about a sequel... I wonder if one should just skip the first and start with the second one?

Let us know how you do with it.
2712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Worst Game System Purchase as a Gamer on: July 23, 2009, 10:03:27 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 23, 2009, 09:37:24 PM

Quote from: Darren8r on July 22, 2009, 06:40:18 PM

Since a large portion of you are listing the PS3, anyone want to sell me theirs on the cheap?

To be fair, it's sort of a retarded question.   I mean I've owned a total of 3 consoles-PS1, PS2, PS3.  If I have to pick the PS1 as worst, does that mean it's a bad console?  Of course not.  The question should really be, "Which is your least awesome console?"

Well, I disagree. This isn't about least favorite or least awesome, it's about your worst purchase as in the one you deeply regret making / buying. And that means not everyone needs to answer if they like or at least don't regret anything they own or have owned.
2713  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [PS3] Half price game sale! on: July 23, 2009, 07:14:56 PM
 icon_lol
2714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Monkey Islan on XBLA - Anyone got it? on: July 23, 2009, 11:39:34 AM
Yes.

I played them all "back in the day" and am happily replaying this now. Been long enough I don't remember all of the gory details and I've always had a soft spot for Monkey Island, great stuff.

For 'new twists' there's always the new episodic stuff Tell Tale is doing.
2715  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [PS3] Half price game sale! (all sold) on: July 23, 2009, 03:36:49 AM
I have the following PS3 games for sale and I'll cover the shipping on each:

Demon's Souls - Chinese/English import, pristine and complete. $35   (Sold)
MGS4 - sealed. $30   (Sold)
KZ2 - sealed. $25     (Sold)

I'll even combine shipping if you take 2 or all 3 - imagine the satisfaction of scoring double-free or triple-free shipping!  icon_wink

Paypal or Amazon gift cards welcome.

2716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tex Murphy now on GOG on: July 23, 2009, 03:28:01 AM
How do these last two look and play compared to UaKM? I loved them back in the day when monitors were smaller and pixels didn't really bother me all that much. Having some audio 'issues' running UaKM (nothing deal breaking) but I need to run the game in a window to get any kind of acceptable detail out of it. And sometimes the FMV looks decent and sometimes it's a pixellated mess.

So, from the screenshots it looks like things get better with the newer games, is that the case?
2717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Worst Game System Purchase as a Gamer on: July 22, 2009, 04:54:16 AM

Quote from: jersoc on July 22, 2009, 03:22:23 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 22, 2009, 01:53:19 AM

Wii

same

In the same boat. I'm surprised at how little time I've actually played anything on it and it spends most of its time turned off and collecting dust. The only thing recently that got it turned back on and dusted off was HotD: Overkill.

My DSLite and PSP get occasional use with Dark Spire and Crimson Gem Saga respectively but sat before that. I use the heck out of my PS3 for both PS3 and PS2 games plus BluRay movies and my 360 has been playing Fallout 3 for the last 120+ hours. Never owned any of the older 'consoles' or gaming systems other than an Intellivision when I was a kid, was always an Apple II and then a PC gamer until all of the hardware mentioned above came into my life.
2718  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated June 12th, 2009 9:25 AM) on: July 21, 2009, 03:26:13 AM
+1 to tylertoo for the great deal and quick shipping on Panzer Tactics.  thumbsup
2719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strategy games for people who don't like strategy games? on: July 21, 2009, 03:19:51 AM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on July 21, 2009, 02:08:14 AM

try Future Tactics for PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/PC - see my write up here.

I found this last year in the "crap box" at Best Buy and picked the PS2 version up for all of 5 buckazoids. It was quite enjoyable.  icon_cool
2720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trine on: July 19, 2009, 08:38:25 PM
For some reason, the PC version is the most expensive at $30. You'll be able to get it when it hits the PSN and eventually the 360 for $20.
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