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1001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bat Boat gets rammed by whaling ships on: January 08, 2010, 03:07:04 AM

Quote from: drifter on January 08, 2010, 12:50:47 AM

Japanese whaling is done under the guise of research yet they sell whale meat in stores and kill 1200 whales.  If you are actually doing research I dont think you need 1200 whales and you wouldnt be selling the products back home.

The Netherlands alone kills over 3000 rats for research/education.... Who will think of the rats?
1002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season on: January 08, 2010, 03:00:05 AM
My wife and I were really into this right until our Tivo died somewhere in S2 or S3...Can't remember. We missed a few episodes and couldnt catch up...
We have been waiting for this final season to come so that we can just get the whole series and spend a weekend or 2 watching it...
So I can't wait until the season is over so I can watch it....
1003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola Droid on: December 23, 2009, 08:50:53 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on December 23, 2009, 07:46:26 PM

Don't use the default, sorry.

Just wanted to chime in again: I love my Droid.

What DO you use for email?
1004  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: December 23, 2009, 08:43:57 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on December 22, 2009, 07:34:05 PM

I don't buy their oversized bridges excuse at all. Like I mentioned before, there have been games with real scale bridges before, such as Elite Force 1 & 2, and those had crew NPCs walking around inside. I'm assuming that you'll be able to invite as many people as you're able to have in an away team, including yourself. So, that would be, what, 5? That's hardly a crowd. There were more than 5 in the above games. Not to mention the deathmatches taking place on the bridges in those games.

I don't know if they mentioned the limit on people on the bridge, so it may be more than 5, but your reference to Elite and such has a problem. In those games, the programmers have direct control over the size of the characters... In STO, you might have people make a 7 foot tall character (or what ever the largest is) along with various other sizes... They are making the bridge large to help accommodate these variables.....
1005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola Droid on: December 23, 2009, 07:23:38 PM
Anyone having issues with the built in email client? Not the Gmail one, the one you use for you regular email...

For the past few days, I have been getting errors that require me to force close as soon as the email program opens....

1006  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: December 23, 2009, 12:47:39 PM
Shattered Union     6.69 USD
Eidos Collector Pack     49.99 USD
Sid Meier's Pirates!     6.69 USD
Act of War: Direct Action     6.79 USD
Act of War: High Treason     6.79 USD
Ghostbusters: The Videogame     6.79 USD
Mirror's Edge     4.99 USD
Subtotal     88.73 USD

I also just bought Op Flash 2 days ago. If they will refund it, I will pickup the codemasters bundle for $75

1007  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WTF] Accessory to piracy. on: December 02, 2009, 07:10:43 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 02, 2009, 01:11:04 AM

this is 1/2 of the reason why i tell people to lock down their wifi connection and not leave it open to anyone within range.  the other half being child porn. 

you have a damn hard fight to prove it wasn't you who downloaded the crap.  meanwhile, you get the joy of spending your own money and time in court with no financial recourse if you win. 

i'm surprised this didn't get abused earlier, actually.

I always say that if your neighbor connects to your network and does something illegal, the police go to your door. You now have to try to prove that you didn't do something and it is hard to prove a negative...
1008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Real men don't drive dirty trucks on: December 02, 2009, 07:08:06 PM
For me, it depends on the kind of dirt... I nice muddy off road look is good, dust or bird poo is a no....
I always get depressed after offroading when it rains... frown
1009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Returning to MS FSX with a new toy....[56k no-no] on: December 01, 2009, 03:15:13 PM
Also, for those of you that have used TrackIR. Has anyone used both version 4 and 5?
I currently have V4 and need a new Pro clip thing, but have been thinking about going V5. Is it much better/worth it to upgrade?
1010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Returning to MS FSX with a new toy....[56k no-no] on: December 01, 2009, 03:14:04 PM
Wow.. That's a lot to take in. Much different from my method of just taking off from the first runway I see, pick a direction to fly in, then land at the first airport or major road I see. smile

I'll have to take it slowly I guess.

Are there any FSX addons that would help a complete newb with learning all of this and making actual flight plans/directions, setting the radios, etc... easier to understand? Will I need Skyvector or some other program to actually get all of this info, or is it in FSX somewhere?
I saw you mentioned a GPS thing, would this be a lot easier?
Lastly, Could you make a PDF version of this for me to print out? smile

Thanks.
1011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Returning to MS FSX with a new toy....[56k no-no] on: November 30, 2009, 06:45:38 PM
I've always been into MS Flight Sim, but mostly just to screw around. I just reinstalled the game and purchased those recommend graphics additions along with some others. I haven't actually loaded it yet, since I need to get a small joystick and I will probably replace my broken track ir as well.

If i wanted to learn the basics of navigation and radio communication and such, where would I start?
1012  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 18, 2009, 07:17:48 PM

Quote from: Aganazer on November 18, 2009, 02:03:30 PM


EDIT: I just got an email from Cryptic and it was a pleasant surprise.

Hypothetically, they sent a few out or so I heard....
On a side note, I happened to get some good news today...
1013  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: V Returns on: November 17, 2009, 07:22:32 PM

Quote from: rickfc on November 16, 2009, 08:55:17 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 16, 2009, 08:40:39 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 16, 2009, 08:40:39 PM

Also, if they are going to do the hybrid V storyline, doesn't the fact that there have been Vs among us for years- to the point of there being defections within their ranks- kind of kill it? I mean, isn't it likely that there have been hybrids already?

They could always go the route that they're so afraid of getting caught that they avoid any contact with humans.  Add to that the fact that most V's probably wouldn't be physically attracted to humans and it's plausible that there wouldn't be any hybrids already.

Granted, I'm already making excuses for possible plot holes.  biggrin

Rick
Except there is a least 1 V with a relationship....
1014  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Mr. T is awesome!! on: November 17, 2009, 06:54:30 PM
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Mr-T-Gives-World-Of-Warcraft-Players-Mohawk-Grenades-21138.html
1015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fort Zombie on: November 01, 2009, 04:50:48 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 01, 2009, 01:50:35 AM

Quote from: tcweidner on October 31, 2009, 07:02:34 PM

i dont get these developers, ether do the game right or dont do it at all. Great idea poorly executed is not gonna fool anyone.  Digital disributed games like this live and die by word of mouth, if this game was even decent I would put out 10 bucks, but not gonna bother now.

there's potential here, it's just hard to look past the warts.

I am finding the controls off as well as the camera system.... Definately some potential if they can fix it.... I like the idea at least...
1016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands Impressions incoming! on: October 28, 2009, 12:55:00 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 27, 2009, 08:02:28 PM

hey, did you guys the story 1up has?

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3176654


Why doesnt anyone ever post these things promptly?
1017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: October 26, 2009, 12:41:52 PM
You should be able to disable tabbed browsing in IE in the General Internet settings under tab settings
1018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands stuff on: October 26, 2009, 12:06:34 AM
I thought it unlocks on Tuesday?

1019  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Dead.....are everywhere.... KILL THEM! on: October 24, 2009, 02:08:30 AM
signed up as chpunisher. is it worth subscribing?
1020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: October 11, 2009, 11:59:34 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on October 10, 2009, 04:25:21 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
When  they found the air scrubbers borked and needed to repair them with ancient stuff..did anyone else wonder whats in the ancient crates on board the ship? I mean they sent this ship out ahead and planned to join it later. Surely they fully stocked the thing with everything they'd need to repair it with.

Spoiler for Hiden:
That's for the last show...they open everything up and find out that they contain everything they actually needed to get home and fix the ship, including two crates full of ZPM's, and that they didnt need to leave it to begin with.
1021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Moron's Guide to the Inevitable Zombacalypse on: October 06, 2009, 10:08:48 PM
Well, besides any individual stories, why not come up with a group story/FAQ/whatever and have KD submit it so that GT can get the funds?
1022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Faction : Guerilla on: October 06, 2009, 09:27:43 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 05, 2009, 03:10:12 PM

Most importantly for me, since even third person games have been giving me motion sickness of late, was no motion sickness with this so far, knock on wood.

You know, pretty soon you're gonna be stuck with Solitaire....  saywhat

Have you tried Dramamine? Been to the eye and/or ear doctor? Just decided to give up on gaming?
1023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pet Insurance. Yay or Nay? on: October 04, 2009, 04:21:53 AM
We currently pay around $25/month to Banfield/PetSmart for their insurance and so far it has saved us more money over the past few years then we could have had if we had saved the $25....
We currently plan on keeping it...
1024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Moron's Guide to the Inevitable Zombacalypse on: October 04, 2009, 01:44:40 AM
The #1 rule to survive the Zombacalypse.....ALWAYS....ALWAYS.......

Run faster than the other guy....
1025  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NASA is running out of gas on: October 04, 2009, 01:17:19 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 03, 2009, 11:48:29 PM


Maybe they could get the Iranians to help....

Or Doc Brown......
1026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tropico Reloaded Giveaway on: September 17, 2009, 05:23:52 PM
Same here... "Real Life" (TM), has kept me busy and I totally spaced on this thread...
Thanks!!!!!
1027  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVR Luddite has questions on: September 16, 2009, 09:48:37 PM
Tivo also has software you can purchase with your subscription that will allow you to save to DVD or a portable device I believe.
1028  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Champions Online Open Beta impressions (starting Aug. 17) on: September 16, 2009, 12:41:12 AM

Quote from: Hotfreak on September 15, 2009, 02:37:42 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on September 15, 2009, 01:39:05 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 14, 2009, 02:50:29 PM

woot! hit level 40, time to play my alts.  First time after 10 years of mmos that I've hit the level cap. lol

Well I see you finally picked a char and passed me. It took yo long enough. I stalled at 31 ~9 days ago when quests seriously dried up and I wasn't interested in grinding... and then my wife had a baby and i haven't had a chance (or urge) to get back in.
What level has the baby gotten to?  Has there been any grinding?  What is the nature of the quests?

Well, obviously there was a lot of grinding to get the baby perk....  icon_eek
1029  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Win a copy of my zombie novel! on: September 16, 2009, 12:06:35 AM
Well, i finished it..... I will say that overall I liked the story, other than the points I have made earlier, such as editing and timeline.....

I'd say that Kate is my favorite character....

Besides...

Spoiler for Hiden:
her being a female serial kiler, which is rare, I just picture her being badass....
like this...

If you need any "beta testers" for part 2, I might be interested.. smile
1030  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: frustration on: September 15, 2009, 01:20:52 PM

Quote from: map on September 14, 2009, 07:40:11 PM

Thanks. I do run AVG and Adaware. This is my daughters laptop that got infected. She is suppose to be running Norton, but I guess now I should have put AVG on her machine when she was home for a week in August. I'll let you know how the drama plays out.

The reality is that no AV is perfect and they all run the risk of letting stuff through....
1031  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sons of Anarchy Season 2 on: September 13, 2009, 03:26:42 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 13, 2009, 03:46:51 AM

I had never heard of this before last week when we got a thing in the mail from our cable company with just a blurb about. I have no idea if its a show or a real life thing but it sounded kind of interesting. Would i be able to start watching it in it's new season?

I think you would be better off watching the first season so you know whats going on... it's not a reality series....I think....slywink
1032  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: frustration on: September 13, 2009, 03:25:15 PM
If there is a Staples near her, they charge $90 for virus removal....but be prepared, because depending on the damage she may need a system restore or something...
1033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sons of Anarchy Season 2 on: September 13, 2009, 02:32:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 10, 2009, 01:01:03 AM

hoo boy... someone is about to enter a world of shit.

I don't know... i think this is the season that Clay embraces religion and turns the other cheek.....  ninja
1034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 07, 2009, 06:37:04 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on September 07, 2009, 04:46:41 PM

Quote from: JayDee on September 07, 2009, 03:56:25 PM

Ya, I'm up to the Poison Ivy section now and there hasn't been many big "epic" battles in the story portion of the game. I find that the challenge rooms are where the fighting is most fun.

i agree with something chaz said a while back: this game has a lot in common (including the combat mechanics) with mark of kri - a game which focused completely on stealth & mob combat, & basically had no boss battles...

Quote from: Punisher on September 07, 2009, 11:43:58 AM

Well, since this game has been successful, there is no reason they couldn't make Gotham just a bigger AA. we already have random encounters, you can go back and forth everywhere, so that is open world like, etc...

i'd suggest you look at gta4 again, & then either 1) imagine a version of arkham asylum along those graphical lines, or 2) imagine the additional effort that'd be involved in making liberty city as detailed as b:aa(?!)...

like i said earlier, if there has to be a sequel, a group of linked, detailed areas would work for me. but, were the series to go sandbox, it'd become an almost completely different experience - not necessarily a bad thing, but i'd personally far prefer they stick with the approach they've taken - doing more with less, environment-wise (i mean, there's always the gotham city amusement park, right? smile )...

Well, they can just make both... smile as long as they keep the fighting mechanic in place. I really liked that you could do some impressive moves without memorizing 16 button combos. slywink

And the pics from Ceekay's post look pretty good...
1035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 07, 2009, 04:08:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 07, 2009, 12:03:45 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 07, 2009, 11:43:58 AM

we already have random encounters.

No we don't. There are no random encounters in Arkham Asylum.
I stand corrected... Well, we have encounters that happen while running around that are planned.... Close enough.. smile
1036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 07, 2009, 11:43:58 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 07, 2009, 04:20:37 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on September 07, 2009, 01:30:48 AM

Quote from: Punisher on September 06, 2009, 09:16:03 PM

Awesome game! I think I would like an open world/GTA/Crackdown type game like this would be great... An overall plot, plus lots of random encounters. Maybe even have some of the minor criminals be random encouters/side missions....

couldn't disagree more - remove the complexity & detail of arkham asylum, & you remove much of what gives the game the character & depth it has...

Go into AA, I felt like Punisher, but I now think semi is absolutely right.

Well, since this game has been successful, there is no reason they couldn't make Gotham just a bigger AA. we already have random encounters, you can go back and forth everywhere, so that is open world like, etc...
1037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rambo Returns, again. on: September 07, 2009, 01:05:43 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 31, 2009, 08:22:15 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 31, 2009, 08:19:56 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 31, 2009, 05:53:28 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 31, 2009, 04:53:19 PM

Havent seen the last one - I'm not very good with extreme masses of gore just for gores sake, so I'm probably out of this as well...

Ehhh, I wouldn't say 'just for gores sake'.  You hit somebody with a .50 cal round, it does make their squishy parts become airborne squishy parts.  I'd say it is 'horrifically accurate'. 

Sure, but why add the gore at all? At least from the clips I've seen, the movies seems to revolve around making people die as messily as possible... For no other reason than its what attracts the crowd I guess

would you prefer he shoot at the ground near the feet of the bad guys?  Tongue

Only if Sly plays Hannibal Smith....
1038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 07, 2009, 01:03:49 AM

Quote from: JCC on September 07, 2009, 12:40:08 AM

On my quest to collect/solve all the Riddler challenges I have hit a brick wall in Arkham Mansion. I apparently still need 3 Joker teeth. Peeking at some guides it doesn't appear any of them are hidden or anything, but I have been all over the mansion and can't find any teeth any where. Are there 3 that take some trick to spot?

Spoiler for Hiden:
I had the same thing...I only had 3 teeth left to complete everything and it took forever... Go back to the wardens office and start looking up... there is a 2nd floor....
1039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 06, 2009, 09:16:03 PM
Finished it last night on Easy (I usually play everything on Easy, because I don't want to get frustrated playing a game)...

For me, a good indication that I loved the game is the fact that I finished it at all... I probably finish about 20% of the games I start...Of those, many of them I end up cheating through just to finish the story or because the cheating is fun. smile

No cheats with this one, but I did use the strat guide to help find some riddler puzzles.....

I ended up staying late a few times to play just one more section....

I am at 83% complete...the only thing left are some of the challenges....

Awesome game! I think I would like an open world/GTA/Crackdown type game like this would be great... An overall plot, plus lots of random encounters. Maybe even have some of the minor criminals be random encouters/side missions....
1040  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Champions Online Open Beta impressions (starting Aug. 17) on: August 28, 2009, 04:07:46 PM
You need to go to an actual Best Buy store.. When you get there you need to look for the Champions Pre-Order boxes and see if they have any left. Pay $5 for this and inside is the product key for the headstart. I just did this yesterday for my son...
When the game officially launches, you should get a new product key from D2D. Use this to activate the regular account.
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