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3001  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gaming Headphones on: June 02, 2009, 03:32:29 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 01, 2009, 10:18:41 PM

Quote from: dmd on June 01, 2009, 09:25:31 PM

Purchased the HD-555.  The bottom part of the cups(right below my ear lobe) dig into my neck pretty hard and feels like it's pinching my eustachian tube or something.  Pretty darn uncomfortable.  Do they loosen up after awhile?

While they do loosen a bit, they were never uncomfortable for me.  You may need to return them.

Same here, never uncomfortable. Silly question, perhaps, but you do know you can pull down on the cups to adjust the fit, yes?
3002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales of Monkey Island plus Monkey Island SE on: June 02, 2009, 03:28:58 AM
I know I will.  nod
3003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Monkey Island on: June 01, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
Press release for the remake and the new episodes.  icon_cool
3004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 01, 2009, 01:19:42 PM
That aspirin will "cure confusion for one ally".  icon_wink
3005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: June 01, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
That you get to climb down to get out.  icon_wink

Having just read 'Inferno' by Niven/Pournelle this doesn't seem very Dante-like... at least from what we've seen so far.
3006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 01, 2009, 12:42:18 PM
Agree with the above.  icon_wink

I wish I could turn off the music, though, it's really getting on my nerves. Several of the conversations have made me LOL, one exchange took place at the Inn where your character is told the daughter is running the show today because her mother is sick and "No, that is not a hint for a quest to go get medicine for her. You adventurers are all alike.".  Or the first time I found a "small bomb" in a box by a bed and thought "a bomb? there?" and then your character asked the same question.  icon_biggrin

Looks to be lots of things you can do to your weapons to improve them, some are slotted for upgrades or 'monsters' you can add, plus there's cards you can use to improve them and your skills. Kind of odd to me that, so far, all of the wandering monsters on the map use the same small blue imp-like figure, it's not until you actually get into combat that you know what you are actually going to be fighting. Just got to the first "dungeon" (the... Dark Spire, I believe) and it's the first time I have to worry about healing during combat, before that all of the random field encounters have been pretty easy and since you replenish HP and MP when you level up, that was working for me before this.

All kinds of odd healing things around to find and use... caffeine pills, a hamburger, cayenne pepper, acetylsalicylic acid, liger balm, milk, fried shrimp to name a few.
3007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: May 31, 2009, 12:31:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 30, 2009, 03:35:22 PM

Quote from: morlac on May 30, 2009, 01:54:45 PM

This is disappointing as the video looked awesome.  Sigh just make A motocross madness sequel already.

You should look into Pure.  It's pretty good, though I think it may be more ATV-oriented.  It does have pre-loading before a jump and has a similar vibe to it.

FYI, Pure is 100% ATV.
3008  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated May 5th 2009 1:55 PM) on: May 31, 2009, 03:23:24 AM
+1 to kathode
+1 to msteelers

Thanks guys!
3009  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 30, 2009, 09:20:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 30, 2009, 02:29:17 PM

Well, now I'm suprememly annoyed.  Apparently, the only game that installed was Soviet Assault.  WTF?!  I have to go through the whole download again, now.

Next time, after the install when it asks if you want to keep or delete the 'temporary' files, tell it to keep them. They are what you can reinstall the game from or burn to media and save all that downloading again. Unless you're saying that was all that was downloaded?
3010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] RealTriggers on: May 30, 2009, 06:33:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 30, 2009, 05:31:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 30, 2009, 05:10:29 PM

I saw them at my EB the other day and almost grabbed them - I just don't play the PS3 enough to really complain about the triggers. Think it's worth getting for the occasional gameplay?

I barely use mine either, but for 5 bucks I figured I couldn't go wrong.

I've never really found them complaint worthy as some have, they just make them better. And yah, there's the 'only five bucks' part, too.
3011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oooohh Mechs on: May 30, 2009, 01:51:04 PM
Ah yes, "Wander Panzers". Problem is (from what I understand) since FASA/Activision/whomever has trademarked "mech" everybody else has to make up other names for their... mechs. icon_wink
3012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] RealTriggers on: May 30, 2009, 01:33:26 PM
I'd picked a pair up earlier in the month from GameStop as well, they're still in place and working great for me. Unlike the 360/PS3 'kontrol freak' u-shaped stick thingies I didn't like at all.  icon_neutral
3013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cross edge? Anyone? on: May 30, 2009, 01:27:57 PM
Interesting. That's the same guy that wrote the preview comments that I mentioned in the "What are you buying" thread when I went looking for information on the game. He used the word "complicated" more than once but seemed ok with the game, for example:

If there's one thing I can tell you from my limited time with the turned-based Cross Edge, it's this: it's extremely complicated. That's not a bad thing, but after approximately two hours of play, I still have no idea what's happening.
These reputable companies came together to create a "dream RPG" that acts as a massive dose of fan service for PS3 owners. Even though my experience with the game is sparse, I'm already intrigued to see where things are going and I'm eager to master the game's neat, albeit confusing, battle system.
I've just barely scratched the surface of Cross Edge, but I'm excited to keep playing. Sure, the game uses low-res sprites but they're animated well and you'll be able to collect new costumes for all the characters which change their appearance and portrait. It should keep folks busy for awhile.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to continue analyzing a battle system that's more complicated than a fusion reactor's design schematic.

I guess once he spent more time with it, he became less... excited.
3014  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 30, 2009, 04:30:49 AM
Hmmm... I bought and downloaded a 4GB game from them yesterday, took about an hour all told.  icon_neutral
3015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 29, 2009, 11:28:41 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 28, 2009, 11:31:57 PM

My Amazon pre-order still shows what it has for the last few days: "Shipping soon" with an delivery estimate of tomorrow.  icon_neutral

Edited to add: at 6PM today got my 'shipped' email... so shipped today and still showing an arrival date of tomorrow. We shall see!

And it's here, they actually shipped it overnight.  thumbsup  Hopefully I'll have some time to give it a spin over the weekend.
3016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 29, 2009, 07:47:52 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 29, 2009, 07:15:12 PM

Press start, some text should describe a stunt at the bottom of the screen.

Oh, that? Thanks, guess I need to pay more attention.  icon_wink
3017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: 05/29/09 on: May 29, 2009, 06:55:22 PM
You mean the "Eyes Only" guy or whatever in the heck he goes by? That stupid shithead?  icon_biggrin
3018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 29, 2009, 06:51:42 PM
So, these Stunts... I found them online but are they documented anywhere in game and I'm just not smart enuf to find them?  retard
3019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japanese predictive text is awesome! on: May 29, 2009, 06:43:20 PM
The PS3 has predictive text and does a good job with the word you are typing. However, not sure how exactly the 'next word' part works, mostly seems to be driven by what you've typed in the past after the word you've just entered.
3020  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 29, 2009, 02:55:03 PM
There's been some talk here, but a bunch of discussions over at OO. Search seems to be brokey over there, only could find a couple:
3021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: has wolves on it! on: May 29, 2009, 01:47:08 PM
Something similar going on here with Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz.  icon_wink
3022  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Amazon Gold Box: Baconnaise! on: May 29, 2009, 12:47:03 PM
As they say - Make everything taste like bacon for 20% off - today only!  icon_lol
3023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 28, 2009, 11:31:57 PM
My Amazon pre-order still shows what it has for the last few days: "Shipping soon" with an delivery estimate of tomorrow.  icon_neutral

Edited to add: at 6PM today got my 'shipped' email... so shipped today and still showing an arrival date of tomorrow. We shall see!
3024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 28, 2009, 12:28:54 PM
I'd forgotten that Sucker Punch games actually start when you press the Start button, if you want the menu you have to press Select. And with the way this game starts it's almost as if you blow up the city. Gah! What the? icon_cool
3025  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 28, 2009, 04:42:46 AM
Right, they're two separate things.  icon_wink
3026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcanum. Yay or Nay? on: May 28, 2009, 01:35:16 AM
Not sure if this is the one warning mentioned, but there's an Arcanum High Resolution Patch here.
3027  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 28, 2009, 01:26:52 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 27, 2009, 09:46:50 PM

1. How do you find whats on sale?

2. How do you view user reviews?

1. Not sure as they just revamped their site. Subscribing to the newsletter is one way. Ah, there's a 'News' section on the RHS down near the bottom. Or here.

2. There is a 'Reviews' tab on each game's page.
3028  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 27, 2009, 05:59:49 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 27, 2009, 03:57:44 PM

Ill have to see if that SotS collection is the ultimate. Can we make physical copies of games we buy there?

3029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 27, 2009, 05:52:08 PM
So... silly question.  Does the pack he wear, which I assume is from his bike messenger days, serve any actual in-game purpose? Or is it just there to highlight the 47 man months they put into their new Strap Physics Engine?  icon_smile
3030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 27, 2009, 01:52:50 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 27, 2009, 01:41:19 PM

Quote from: DocD on May 27, 2009, 01:29:41 AM

Anyone have ideas on where I can pick this up at? My local gamestops weren't accepting preorders and say they won't have any in until Mid June.

I generally find I have good luck with being able to get Atlus games from Amazon.

Me too. Available there now for $27.99 btw.
3031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/25) on: May 27, 2009, 01:50:23 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 25, 2009, 03:47:44 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 25, 2009, 03:32:25 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 25, 2009, 03:18:21 PM

360Wallace & Gromit Episode 2: The Last Resort

wait,what?..i thought it was fright of the Bumblebee's...and i didnt know there was a part 2

Fright of the Bumblebees was the first of the four episodes and they plan on releasing one a month.

so it is 'fright of the bumblebees' this week for 360 then?

and that's cool i didn't know there was gonna be more

Yup.  icon_wink
3032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hinterland: Orc Lords on: May 26, 2009, 11:03:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 10, 2009, 03:49:17 PM

a new updated version is due this month apparently.  looks like they are adding in some cool stuff, but I wonder how much they are going to charge existing owners.

So did the question about 'existing owners' ever get answered?  icon_confused
3033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 26, 2009, 05:06:49 AM
Holy crap, there's a grue living in Denver? Better go make sure my outside lights are on. paranoid
3034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Revisit] Dungeon Keeper 2 on: May 26, 2009, 03:38:25 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 25, 2009, 04:48:31 PM

I installed it in a fit of nostalgia a few months back and don't recall having any issues under Vista. Perhaps I just don't remember... guess it's time to try and find the disks again and see. Too bad it's not at GOG.  icon_neutral

I don't know what in the hell I thought I was remembering, but I can't get this farking thing to run under Vista.  icon_evil

Seemed to work unpatched, but I only watched the intro and went to the menu. Patched to 1.70 and... nothing. Lots of disk and cdrom activity... nothing. Got a cracked "XP" executable, back to starting with that and running in XP SP2 compatability mode. However, going to 'New Campaign' gets me the big finger pointer, the "X" to quit and a black screen. Tons of posts from people in the same boat out there in the wild, it seems. It works for some, however, so maybe there is hope for others but it doesn't seem to be in the cards for me.  icon_cry

Edited to add: Not quite sure what made it work, but an uninstall followed by a reinstall, patch, compatability mode and hardware acceleration off in game now (as before) has it working for me. Bumped up the resolution to 1600x1200 (enabled via regedit) and just like Gycerine everything works except there's no in-game menu text. The buttons and sliders are there, but they're not labelled. Read somewhere it doesn't have a working font for the higher resolutions...
3035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Revisit] Dungeon Keeper 2 on: May 26, 2009, 03:32:37 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 25, 2009, 01:46:38 PM

I can't find my original case so I don't have an install key.  :/   I should call EA about that some time. 

It don't need no stinking key.  icon_wink
3036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/25) on: May 25, 2009, 10:54:56 PM

Quote from: kathode on May 25, 2009, 10:20:40 PM

Trash Panic looks awesome -
Tetris with garbage? Interesting. Curious what exactly the text on the arrows was saying.

Quote from: kathode
Trying to find Dragon Quest V for DS.  Turning out to be really hard.
3037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2009 on: May 25, 2009, 10:47:19 PM

Quote from: lildrgn on May 21, 2009, 08:41:01 PM

I've read a couple of Wilson's books too. I re-read one a few years ago. I think. It was set in the 80s or so in New York. What with all the Pendergast books I read last year and then trying to remember this one, well I think I'm cornfused.

But, I'm a sucker for recurring characters (Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, etc), so maybe I'll revisit Repairman Jack (though I think in the book I read, he wasn't known as Repairman Jack). Thanks for the reminder!

Know the author but for some reason hadn't heard of this series that I recall and in poking found this is a fairly long and still ongoing series. Just what I need, yet another series where I might plow through what's out there and then wait for the next one... and wait... Song of Fire and Ice, anyone? icon_wink

From the author's official site:

Quote from: F. Paul Wilson
By the time I reached the end of The Tomb, I realized I had a series character. I didn't feel I was ready to write a series then, so I left him bleeding to death at the end. But the guy wouldn't die. The Tomb never went out of print, and through the years it amassed a huge following. So after 14 years of pleas from readers, I wrote a second Repairman Jack novel. Legacies was so much fun I had to do another, and itís been a book a year since then.

But this is not an open-ended series. I will not run Jack into the ground. I'm figuring on ending his saga in 2011 with book fifteen.

Do these tend to hold up?
3038  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: Salvation impressions on: May 25, 2009, 10:32:50 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on May 25, 2009, 10:17:37 PM

The Surrogates and Sherlock Holmes trailers looked really good.

True! Was shocked to see new trailers, usually it's ones I've seen before. And while the Surrogates trailer was playing, before they put up the graphic novel connection, I was wondering... is this yet another movie made from a Phillip K Dick novel?  icon_smile
3039  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: Salvation impressions on: May 25, 2009, 09:08:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 25, 2009, 08:59:11 PM

I saw it earlier today, there must have been about a half dozen people in the theater with me  icon_eek  anyways, I liked it, but one thing that occurred to me is this: why do the machines need keyboards?  couldn't they, like , just plug in?

We're still pretty earlier on in their genesis, so I'm assuming this is leftover stuff from the peoples who built them.
3040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: Salvation impressions on: May 25, 2009, 09:06:23 PM

Quote from: msteelers on May 25, 2009, 06:11:16 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 25, 2009, 04:54:15 PM

Overall I enjoyed it as well. Not a big Christian Bale fan but still... it's a Terminator movie.  icon_cool

Spoiler for Hiden:
Quote from: msteelers
As for my complaints on the plot, Skynet tells Marcus that he was programmed to lure John into their base because their previous attempts to go back in time and kill him have all failed...

Honestly, I don't recall any mention of time travel or I would have thought the same thing. Didn't they just say "their previous attempts" and something about no-one had been able to do it before?  icon_confused

Spoiler for Hiden:
That could be, as they didn't specifically say that they went back in time. But I don't think it's that far of a stretch to say that when they mention their previous attempts to eliminate John Connor, it brings up memories of the previous Terminator films. Plus, why is Kyle Reese the #1 priority on the Skynet death list unless they realize that he is John Connor's father?


Spoiler for Hiden:
I agree, it's not a far stretch at all to think of the previous films at that point. However, as I think you noted earlier Kyle is too young at this point in the timeline, so I'm assuming that particular attempt has yet to happen. And I got the impression we got to see the very first "I'll be baak" T800 come off the line, or at least the first one any humans had seen. Just checked and unless they've totally porked the timeline, this movie takes place in 2018 and an older, captured T800 goes into the past from the year 2029.  They certainly do seem to know that he is John Conner's father, hence the #1 spot on the death list, this just seems to be another in a long line of failed attempts to kill John and now Kyle, ultimately leading up to the 'leap' back in time to prevent him from being born by killing his mother.
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