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2841  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
2842  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.
2843  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!
2844  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.
2845  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.
2846  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.
2847  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
2848  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

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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
2849  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [PS3] Half price game sale! on: July 30, 2009, 07:43:04 PM
Dropped the price on KillZone 2.
2850  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
2851  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
2852  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.
2853  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
2854  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
2855  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.
2856  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.
2857  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.
2858  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
2859  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.
2860  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.
2861  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.
2862  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.
2863  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.
2864  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [PS3] Half price game sale! on: July 23, 2009, 07:14:56 PM
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2865  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.
2866  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.

2867  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?
2868  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.
2869  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
2870  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
2871  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.
2872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 2 to be on the PSP! on: July 19, 2009, 01:50:26 PM
No, should be fairly easy to find.
2873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Store help on: July 18, 2009, 01:47:00 PM
I'm sure it's there somewhere but I don't recall where from the PS3 off the top of my head. However, I just verified you can do it from the Playstation Store website, log in here and then go to Edit Billing Information.
2874  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: t2's Amazing DS sale on: July 16, 2009, 11:33:54 AM
YAPM sent.  icon_wink
2875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 04:14:42 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 14, 2009, 02:30:41 PM


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I'd actually seen the Oppo brand out there touted as top of the line players but the ones I saw all sported 4 digit price tags. With this one being $499 I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
2876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FALLOUT 3 DLC for PS3(and two new packs for everyone) on: July 14, 2009, 02:29:36 PM

Quote from: somoflange on July 14, 2009, 12:50:20 PM

Quote from: kathode on July 13, 2009, 05:16:35 PM

Here's an update on PS3 DLC.  The upshot - taking longer than expected, will be out by end of September.  Broken Steel will be the first one out on PS3.

I'm very happy broken steel will be the first one released. That totally makes up for the delay  icon_biggrin

I agree, have two friends playing FO3 on a PS3 and that would certainly be the best DLC for them to get their hands on first.  thumbsup
2877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 02:27:11 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 13, 2009, 06:27:44 PM

Quote from: ericb on July 13, 2009, 04:52:40 PM

Or you could just get the standalone $98 player at Wal-Mart...especially if you wanted to watch the movies now but also wanted to wait until this fall for the rumored price drops on the better players or the PS3.

You could get 2 of and have a spare just in case.  You would still be saving $200 over the PS3.

Seriously I think if you are just looking for a Bu Ray player I would recommend getting a stand alone. Not only is it less expensive but in my opinion the PS3 is kind of clunky as a blu ray player.

I really don't find anything 'clunky' about the PS3 as a BluRay player and being the picky and crotchety old man that I am a $98 player is not something I would buy.  icon_neutral

Thanks for the advise but please understand that my goal here is not to spend as little money as possible but to get the best value for the features and quality that I am looking for.  Heck, I'm having a hard time wanting to buy one in the two hundreds because of the features they seem to be missing, checking reviews I find as many 'cons' as 'pros'. However, checked at Costco and they have a Sony "BDP-BX2" for $249 right now and since that seems to be the same as an S360 I may end up picking one of those up even if there's no eject function on the remote or some of the other features I'd like. And still considering the LG390 at $350 from BB this week as that seems to be at the top of many lists for players in that price range.
2878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 11:30:53 AM

Quote from: Octavious230 on July 13, 2009, 05:26:34 PM

Not sure which to get but I do want to mention that you can stream netflix to your PS3 now with Playon. I use it all the time and always try and find a excuse to pimp it.  thumbsup

http://www.themediamall.com/playon

Thanks, that's very interesting... I'll have to check that out.
2879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 13, 2009, 11:56:50 AM
Hmmm... the rumored PS3 Slim that may be coming out around the end of this year or perhaps not until next year? I can't tell from Googling around what one would get besides the smaller form factor. The pictures I've seen of what it allegedly will look like are goofy, a PSWii stuck on a cutting board. So, serious question - why hold out for the slim?
2880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lords of Magic: Special Edition coming to GOG on: July 12, 2009, 09:48:23 PM

Quote from: Goldchamp on July 12, 2009, 09:26:19 PM

The orginal release of Lords of Magic was a buggy turd. They fixed most of it for the Special Edition but by that time it was too late. I still own a copy.

As do I. I seem to remember it having alot of potential but buggy and while the "special edition" helped it really couldn't rescue it.
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