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2761  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Red Cliff on: October 03, 2009, 02:37:12 PM
Was wondering what the heck was happening with this, I've had "Red Cliff" and "Red Cliff 2: The Decisive Battle" in my Saved list on Netflix for forever it seems.
2762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: October 03, 2009, 02:33:27 PM
Not being someone that watched much of "Lost" I'm not getting that vibe from the show, but what did creep into my mind last night was "Sliders". Is the whole premise of the show going to be about our little rag-tag band of adventurers wandering from random world to random world looking for some way to get back home? Heck, in typing that in it does remind me of BSG as well. I guess we'll see.
2763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: October 03, 2009, 02:28:31 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on October 03, 2009, 07:38:39 AM

That really sucks Bael.  Luckily my Vista 32 system is handling the disk version I bought without many problems (though my DVD drive is making weird noises at times but I've been wondering about it lately anyway).  Hopefully they will fix the issue fast, as bugs related to DRM are unforgiveable.

FWIW, my Vista32 system is having zero issues with the game, no funny noises from the DVD drive included. Now if I could just figure out how to drop something...  icon_wink
2764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your help identifying my first Video Games Console on: October 03, 2009, 02:21:16 PM
I honestly have no idea but perhaps this list might help... to bad not all that many of the early ones have pictures.
2765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: October 02, 2009, 04:38:31 AM
Right. Don't have the game from Steam but downloaded the manual from it. Here's a blurb from the FAQ section.

How can I set my character class?
Unlike many other role-playing games, you don’t have to already set the class of your
hero before the beginning of the game. Over the course of Chapter 1 you will first have
the option of aligning yourself with one of three fractions (Bandits, Mages, Inquisition).
Each of these fractions has different abilities at their disposal, which are not available to
the others or only available in limited measures. Mages for example inherently employ
powerful magic, whereas the Inquisition’s warriors of the Order chiefl y resort to scrolls
and staff weapons; bandits on the other hand are more “hatchet men” and fight with
swords and axes, without magical frills.

And for XP or Learning Points and attributes:

For every opponent that you vanquish, and every task that you successfully
complete, you receive experience. As soon as you have gathered a certain
amount of experience, you will move up to the next highest level, which
means that your maximum life energy automatically increases. In addition,
every time you level you are given a certain amount of learning points,
which you can then invest in the purchase or upgrade of your attributes
and skills.

In the course of the game you will come across bookstands,
potions, herbs and tablets, which allow your attributes and skills to
increase. While bookstands and tablets permanently increase your wisdom,
the ogre root for example positively affects your strength. Since trainers can
only ever increase your attributes and skills (in “exchange” for learning
points) up to a certain extent, it is certainly recommended to first resort to
potions and herbs when nobody can teach you anything more!
2766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sci Fi updates The Phantom on: October 01, 2009, 01:37:22 PM

Quote from: Crux on October 01, 2009, 11:48:27 AM

I didn't mind the modern setting. I didn't even mind the setup part of the trailer. But the "Rebooted" Phantom costume SUCKS.

+1 bajillion
2767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Question about Fallout 1 on: October 01, 2009, 03:41:41 AM
2768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well my 360 and PS3 BOTH died yesterday on: October 01, 2009, 01:37:31 AM
Return it.
2769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: September 30, 2009, 04:11:16 PM

Quote from: baelthazar on September 30, 2009, 06:05:58 AM

Amazon has it in stock and with 2-day shipping (free with Prime) you can get it by October 2. Nice! I was worried that they would be fiddly, which is how they can be with games like this.

Got mine ready to go and ordered!

Ended up doing the same and will have it Friday as well, giving up on a quest for the CE since it looks like it will only be released over in "Europe" and no clue if there is an English language version. listed it with the languages it supports as "German, German, German" and I don't sprechen any of those three.  icon_wink
2770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well my 360 and PS3 BOTH died yesterday on: September 30, 2009, 02:18:35 PM
That's a fairly old and pretty well known issue, google for "xbox 360 scratches discs" and you'll see. And yes, I assume you should be able to exchange it for something like that.
2771  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Windows 7 pre order @ ZipZoomFly on: September 30, 2009, 02:16:24 PM
2772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/28) on: September 29, 2009, 10:04:04 PM

Quote from: mytocles on September 29, 2009, 09:48:18 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 29, 2009, 08:38:00 PM

Generally in DS you're safe just standing still as long as there's absolutely nothing around you. Of course, this doesn't hold true if you're currently connected to the 'net, as a player could come invade your game (assuming you're not dead)...

Lol, no problem then, right?  Personally, though, I tend to assume I might be dead every step of the way in many games... it helps tone down the dejection!   icon_neutral

I once "hid" in a house in Sacred 2 - on the third floor, around the corner from the staircase.  Of course a monster let itself in and found me while I was gone all of 3 minutes walking the dog.   ninja

There, fixed that for you.  icon_lol
2773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I don't know what to buy this week! HELP! on: September 29, 2009, 09:24:27 PM

Quote from: mytocles on September 29, 2009, 08:02:04 PM

There are many reasons my games end up taking so long, including being lost constantly, and leaving the game on while scouring the 'Net for maps, doing a laundry, making supper, or walking the dog.

So... all those times I log on and Myto is there still playing Star Ocean 4, it really should say "Walking the dog" or "Doing the laundry"?  Tongue
2774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: September 29, 2009, 12:10:49 AM
So, there's allegedly a Collector's Edition for this but I can't find anyone actually selling it. Anyone have any details on that?
2775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 Transfer Disk on: September 28, 2009, 07:16:46 PM

I would think they could handle a "disk only" request.
2776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/28) on: September 28, 2009, 01:29:55 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 28, 2009, 12:20:00 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on September 28, 2009, 11:47:23 AM

ninja gaiden sigma 2 - because someone up here had to smile ...

I'm working on my review for it.   It's totally worth it - you won't be disappointed.

Funny, I downloaded the demo thinking it was something new, a sequel to the first Sigma game. Quickly discovered I'd already played it as 'Ninja Gaiden 2' on my 360. So it seems to be another of those 'ports' where they add in some additional content but I can't imagine there's any reason to get it again if one already has the 360 version, yes? icon_neutral
2777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dollhouse Season 2 on: September 28, 2009, 12:13:12 AM
Sheesh, I'm gonna have to go back through this on my Tivo, pay more attention this time.  icon_confused
2778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Katamari Forever [PS3] on: September 27, 2009, 03:19:42 PM
I played Katamari Damacy on the PS2 and mostly enjoyed it, but that was enough for me. Never felt any desire to do more of the same, even after trying the HD 'Forever' version demo.  icon_neutral
2779  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ADT Signs on: September 27, 2009, 06:40:51 AM
I have no idea about the 'legality' of any of this but I used to work for ADT in their IT department and at one point was given a sign to take home where it has happily sat in my front yard for years. When my insurance company came out to appraise the house, he specifically asked me if I had an actual alarm system or just the sign. When I laughed and told him the sign was the system, he told me it's a fairly common thing.  icon_smile
2780  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your Search is Over: The Best BBQ Sauce In the Universe Has Been Found on: September 26, 2009, 10:28:28 PM

Quote from: Rhinohelix on September 26, 2009, 09:56:38 PM

While this is for those people who prefer "tangy" to "sweet", this is my favorite BBQ in the world:
Luling City Market BBQ Sauce

I love this sauce.  It's also the highest quality BBQ I have had, as well.  They ship their sauce (and their BBQ) anywhere in the continental U.S.

Any chance you could post the ingredient list? I'm curious about it being mustard based as that's not usually what I buy, worst case I guess I could just order a bottle and try it out. I'm also wondering if you've tried their rub.
2781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 25, 2009, 09:58:12 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 25, 2009, 08:04:43 PM

I think you get them by pressing RB.  You can also do that when you do a Glide Kick for quite cool results. 

Quote from: leo8877 on September 25, 2009, 08:05:41 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 25, 2009, 08:02:16 PM

One of the loading screen messages says something along the lines of "most gadgets have an action camera, have you figured out how to enable it?"... and the answer would be "no".  Can anyone help out with the secret?  ninja

Quick google search turned up this:
When equipped with the Batarang, Batclaw, or Multibatarang you can activate a cool behind-the-projectile camera by aiming with RIGHT TRIGGER and firing with LEFT BUMPER.

Thanks guys, I'll have to try that out later tonight.  icon_cool
2782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 25, 2009, 08:02:16 PM
One of the loading screen messages says something along the lines of "most gadgets have an action camera, have you figured out how to enable it?"... and the answer would be "no".  Can anyone help out with the secret?  ninja
2783  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Segway: P0WNED!!! on: September 25, 2009, 07:58:37 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 25, 2009, 03:33:50 PM

How does that thing slide sideways like in the video?

While it looks "wheel shaped" on the bottom, it must be rolling on a ball to be able to do that.
2784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Brutal Legend trailer on: September 25, 2009, 01:10:45 PM
That was awesome! And, as noted, the menu system is very cool and had me laughing out loud just switching around from option to option. The pre-order I've seen in stores is that actual album cover, may need to put my 5 bucks down just for that.  nod
2785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So who's getting the PSP Go? on: September 24, 2009, 09:30:26 PM
FF7 (at least the PS3/PSP version I recently downloaded) was 1.2GB if I remember correctly.
2786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Book] The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins on: September 23, 2009, 01:10:12 PM
So, something like the Japanese Battle Royale movies?  icon_neutral
2787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Update usuing WiFi on PS 3 may corrupt DATA on: September 22, 2009, 11:25:33 PM
Seeing as how it first downloads the update and then 'validates' the update before installing it, it sure seems like something of that nature is going on.
2788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Asylum PC on: September 22, 2009, 06:57:31 PM
The manual patch was released today, it was available at launch via GFWL only which is how I got it. So, retail copies shipped with 1.0 but if you have 1.1 then you have the version with PhysX support. Talked about that and some other issues I had getting everything going back on page 3 somewhere.  icon_wink
2789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thexder returns! on: September 21, 2009, 10:00:06 PM
Good Lord, I had a blast with that back in the day on my IIGS.
2790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I Fixed my PS 3 ....YLOD ... It can be done on: September 21, 2009, 09:43:32 PM
So you found that YLoD is "Yellow Light of Death" and is somewhat akin to the 360's RRoD, yes? As to the slims, I don't think they've been out long enough to know yet. Perhaps they fixed the problem by removing the yellow light?  slywink
2791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 fake pictures on: September 21, 2009, 05:23:04 PM
I'm guessing he may have meant "over the air" or wireless power transmission or at least something of that ilk:
2792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/21) on: September 21, 2009, 01:10:40 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 21, 2009, 09:36:57 AM

maybe ODST.   Was burned with HALO 3 length, so I'm not certain if I'm picking this up

I heard 6 or 7 hours. Decided to not pay full price for something like that.
2793  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Need a PSP recharger on: September 20, 2009, 03:22:38 AM
Allegedly $7.99 pre-owned at a Gamestop.
2794  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Tales of Monkey ISland Episode 1 free on 9-19-09 on: September 19, 2009, 08:13:34 PM
It automatically authenticates if it can, the serial is there if you're offline the first time you run it, I suppose.
2795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales of Monkey Island plus Monkey Island SE on: September 19, 2009, 08:03:20 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 19, 2009, 07:29:23 PM

I signed up at the website and got an email containing a download link and a serial number to register the game.  However, the game never asked for the serial number.  Does anyone know if it's supposed to ask for it?  I don't want to get into the game and find out it's just the trial version.

You only need that if it can't link back to their server and authenticate the first time you run it, otherwise it's automagic.
2796  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Tales of Monkey ISland Episode 1 free on 9-19-09 on: September 19, 2009, 01:27:48 PM
Also note that if you've already bought into the entire MI bundle, you can get any episode of any other series free. The only one I don't have the complete series of is Strong Bad, so picked up one of those.
2797  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call it, she's dead [my TV] on: September 18, 2009, 07:44:34 PM
I think the fact that "240Hz" sets are inherently better is debatable. They come out better in lab tests, but people can't necessarily see the difference. And make you understand there's 240Hz and "240Hz effect" sets out there:

*MEMC (motion estimation-motion compensation): Both Sony and Samsung 240Hz sets use MEMC to basically double the 120Hz process described above. However, instead of getting one extra frame for each "true" frame, you actually get three extra frames. (See reviews of the Sony KDL-52XBR7, the Sony KDL-XBR9 series and the Samsung LNB750 series).

*Scanning backlight (240 effect): LG, Toshiba, and Vizio use what's called "scanning backlight" technology. Such TVs use MEMC once to get to 120Hz, but instead of doubling the interpolation, a backlight flashes on and off very quickly to achieve what Toshiba calls a "240Hz effect." LG, for its part, fails to make that distinction and uses the 240Hz term without qualification to describe its scanning-backlight models.

Quoted from this (I thought) interesting CNET article:
2798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: September 18, 2009, 07:31:49 PM
Seeing as how 1440 / 16 = 90, I would have to say "yes".  slywink
2799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Watchdog tackles PS3 yellow light of death...makes Sony look bad on: September 18, 2009, 07:27:55 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 18, 2009, 07:23:56 PM

Is that really her? I wondered because I thought the same thing when I watched the vid, but her voice seemed different.

 icon_lol  I was wondering the same thing, too, but couldn't remember the name of the show for the life of me to ask.
2800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Watchdog tackles PS3 yellow light of death...makes Sony look bad on: September 18, 2009, 04:36:25 PM
You really should rename this thread: Watchdog tackles PS3 yellow light of death...makes Watchdog look bad. Never heard of or watched the show before but it was pretty lame. A Johnny Cash inspired 'comedy' video to wash it all down with? Child, please.

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