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1001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bryan Singer to return to direct X-Men:First Class on: May 28, 2011, 02:25:45 AM
The wife and I are going on vacation next, but still plan on taking time to see this... on our anniversary no less....
Gonna be in Universal as well, so I wonder if they have anything planned with Islands of Adventure...
1002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] L.A. Noire - Impressions Start Page 5 on: May 25, 2011, 03:02:49 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 20, 2011, 07:20:05 AM

EDIT:just installed all 3 discs,and they take up 19.9gb altogether,Disc One-6.6gb,Disc Two-6.6gb,Disc Three-6.7gb

Have you seen any benefit to this? Do you still need to swap discs?
1003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gearbox Owns the Duke! Duke Nukem Forever WILL BE RELEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1! on: May 25, 2011, 12:50:17 AM

Quote from: Crusis on May 24, 2011, 04:47:41 PM

Duke will be out before the rapture?!

I think this is why the rapture was delayed from Saturday..... Even God didn't believe this would happen...
1004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island on: May 16, 2011, 11:53:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 16, 2011, 04:19:29 AM

new preview

I like the sound of the RPG elements they are putting into it.

DEAD link.... or VERY quick preview.... can't tell....
1005  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DC Universe Impressions on: May 15, 2011, 02:05:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 14, 2011, 09:11:17 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on May 04, 2011, 07:30:19 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on May 02, 2011, 04:44:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 02, 2011, 04:39:37 PM

Server Merge!

2 servers for the US, 2 for Europe.  in each region 1 will be PS3, the other PC.
Does this mean PC users will get the opportunity to have their personal data stolen too! Yeah! smirk
And here I thought I was kidding.  Roll Eyes

at least subscribers will get a free month of play out of it.
What about life timers?
1006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: May 14, 2011, 09:33:27 PM

Quote from: disarm on May 11, 2011, 06:18:45 AM

i thought that was a pretty good finale considering that the final episodes were all completed before they knew if the show would be coming back or not.  they were clearing making something that could serve as either a season or series finale, but it was a reasonable send-off that didn't really leave me upset despite being a bit of a cliffhanger.  while SGU did start off slowly, it really came into its own over the past season, and i am a bit disappointed to see it go...especially when they continue to churn out so much crap...

I disagree... It was a great episode, but a horrible finale..... I can't stand cliffhanger finale's at all..... I am getting to the point where I will only watch series that don't have an overall storyline or reality shows that I know will finish the season and I like...

Does anyone know if there are plans to wrap everthing up in a movie or something?

I am very disappointed....
1007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: From Dust on: May 09, 2011, 06:20:29 PM
i'd like them to release a tech demo of the terraforming stuff... looks like it works pretty well...
1008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FPS Terminator on: April 25, 2011, 11:56:12 PM

Quote from: Giles Habibula on April 25, 2011, 01:38:46 PM

Bah. Just tried their demo, and had to uninstall it.
Anyone who is serious about creating a FPS needs to have a reverse Y-axis option. I can't play it at all otherwise.
The game itself looked decent enough from the little bit I saw.

There is a program called mafmouse that will reverse the Y-axis, but it won't work with 64 bit unless you DON'T use a USB mouse.
Just curious why you'd need reverse Y in an FPS? In a flight sim, I can understand it, but I'd think, up is up would always work better with an FPS...
1009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blizzard/ still sending me warnings on: April 20, 2011, 07:02:09 PM
Got a new one today... Instead of all the account warnings I've been getting, I got one today for a free 7 day "come back and play" type thing.... At least they are changing tactics a little...
1010  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: windows 7/ wireless router on: April 18, 2011, 01:30:47 AM
update router firmware and wireless drivers. TRIPLE check password..
1011  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Cat5 or NIC issue ? on: April 18, 2011, 01:28:51 AM
Did you try release/renew?
try that then update driver.
1012  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC (spoilers) on: April 17, 2011, 04:47:39 PM

Quote from: Roman on April 15, 2011, 02:19:49 AM

Quote from: Roman on April 15, 2011, 01:08:22 AM

I just asked my wife to read Pete's response and she has agreed to watch ep1. Just settling down now and will report back in 1hr.  thumbsup

Great success (a la Borat)
She wants to move on to ep2!!!!! Thanks Pete for a well written post. You wrote what we have all been and continue to go through.

If this works we can start using it as a trend where everytime our significant others disagree with something, we get multiple people to put up posts defending our side!
1013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: April 13, 2011, 04:26:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 12, 2011, 09:18:46 PM


Over the April 9, 2011 weekend, some of our Dragon Age: Origins content servers experienced an as yet unidentified failure. As a result, users began to experience error messages when attempting to access their downloadable content, indicating that the DLC was unauthorized.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are currently investigating and working to resolve the issue on our end. We will update this thread once we know more.
It's ok though since their DRM kept the pirates out all this time....  ninja Kind of glad I didn't pickup DA2 yet....
1014  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is that thing in the woods...AAAAAHHHH!! on: April 10, 2011, 01:31:58 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 09, 2011, 09:47:54 PM

Quote from: Punisher on April 09, 2011, 09:45:30 PM

You all realize these videos are fake on purpose right?  The real Aliens are releasing them in case they ever get actually filmed, it can be denied....

maybe you're an alien trying to place that thought in our minds so we'll think it ludicrous.....


That's just crazy..... and ignore the strange sounds you'll be hearing tonight....
1015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is that thing in the woods...AAAAAHHHH!! on: April 09, 2011, 09:45:30 PM
You all realize these videos are fake on purpose right?  The real Aliens are releasing them in case they ever get actually filmed, it can be denied....
1016  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Black Prophecy on: April 03, 2011, 03:15:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 01, 2011, 04:07:27 PM

I can't seem to play any of the gamigo games.  I can log into their website, but the accounts all seem to log me out when I select them.
Try clearing your cache/deleting history and what not if you are using IE.
1017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do we really need any more zombie books? on: March 28, 2011, 11:33:56 PM
To answer the question, yes we do...
Now the more important question... Kindle?
1018  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Restoring lost file associations on: March 25, 2011, 02:27:59 AM
Right click on an htm file, select "open with" select IE and make sure the check box on the bottom is checked.
If this works do the same with an html file
1019  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / UK Proxy on: March 25, 2011, 12:10:06 AM
Does anyone know of a free UK based proxy that they have used?
1020  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blizzard/ still sending me warnings on: March 20, 2011, 06:07:49 PM

Quote from: jersoc on March 19, 2011, 06:23:34 AM

auth on account=no worries!
1021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wonder Woman TV on: March 20, 2011, 05:13:46 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 20, 2011, 11:03:01 AM

As for the new picture the new WW is missing some American Stars icon_confused

They're on the side of the pants...
And the new costume is meh...
1022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why I love Amazon Prime on: March 19, 2011, 08:56:00 PM

Quote from: disarm on March 19, 2011, 03:01:02 AM

i can do almost the same thing from my order and it's delivered the next day as long as it's something that ships from their NJ warehouse.  it's definitely handy if i need computer parts in a hurry icon_cool
Next day is pretty common for me, just same day delivery is a little crazy.... It has to be processed, then picked, then packed, then the delivery provider (UPS/FedEx) has to pick it up, bring it to their processing center, then ship it back out....
1023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why I love Amazon Prime on: March 19, 2011, 02:51:07 AM
Do you live across the street from them? Or do you just work there and picked it up after your shift?
1024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blizzard/ still sending me warnings on: March 19, 2011, 02:48:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 19, 2011, 01:39:23 AM

it's more than likely a phishing scam.  I get a few of them every week and they go right to the junk folder.

Ditto here.... I get variations on :
password changed
trying to sell my account and being investigated
updated their security settings

In fact, just got this today:

We have already noted that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft account (s).
Terms of Use[Links to]
It will be ongoing for further investigation by Blizzard Entertainment's employees.
If you wish to not get your account suspended you should immediately verify your account ownership. You must complete the steps below to secure the account and your computer.
We now provide a secure website for you to verify that you have taken the appropriate steps to secure the account, your computer, and your email address. Please go to this site and follow the instructions:[Links to]
We will contact you with further instructions once we have received and processed your submission. If you do not receive a reply within 48 hours of submitting this form, please resend it from the address listed above.
Please be aware that if unauthorized access to this account, it may lead to further action against the account.
Fare Thee Well,
Game Master Dunarthra
Customer Services
Blizzard Entertainment[Links to]

If you look, all the links point to Blizzard, except the one pointing me to a "secure" server.... I've emailed Blizzard about them and I've clicked them from virtual machines and used variations on the login name/password of F*** Off... Doesn't do anything, but it made me feel better at the time... now they are just deleted.
1025  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge 8.9 quake hits Japan on: March 17, 2011, 10:10:53 PM
I live in NJ and my wife keeps panicking over this.... I keep telling her to turn the news off, there is just about 0 chance of it affecting us.... I have also been having arguments with some friends who keep seeing the nuclear plant exploded and there has been nuclear explosions....

Still, very bad for Japan.... Anyone know if it's possible/likely for this to actually result in a nuclear explosion of some sort? I don't know enough about it... What's worst case?
1026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: March 17, 2011, 08:08:30 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 17, 2011, 12:35:11 PM

Was a little puzzled why KPA are carrying M-4s rather than AK-47s or something. I guess the idea is they've either confiscated it from the U.S. or from South Korea.

This was explained in the book and some of the intro videos I think... They had this planned out and started training on US equipment before the invasion and yes, ended up confiscating a lot of US equipment..
1027  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Apollo 18 on: March 16, 2011, 10:46:44 PM

making it more like Blair Witch Project....

Spoiler for Hiden:
These are supposed to be real, so if the film was left on the moon in a hostile area, how did it get back to earth? It wasn't being transmitted.... At least with BWP, you could see someone stumbling across it in the woods, how many people go for strolls on the moon?
1028  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Apollo 18 on: March 16, 2011, 10:44:07 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 16, 2011, 03:37:19 PM

My only issue with the plot -- the part about the Apollo 18 mission never being revealed -- is wouldn't it be just a little hard to cover up a Saturn V rocket launch?  smirk

"Uh, that's nothing! Um, we're launching a satellite! Yeah, that's the ticket..."

I saw the trailer in a big theater before Battle Los Angeles. It sounds grimly fun enough, though I'm not sure why big parasitic alien spiders (or whatever) would want anything with the moon. There's nothing THERE, not even a plentiful enough supply of humans to munch on.  icon_razz

Spoiler for Hiden:
"Uh, that's nothing! Um, we're launching a satellite! Yeah, that's the ticket..."
I think that's the actual answer they gave...
Spiders were about half/quarter "Facehugger" size. They never explained why they were there. They only existing on the dark side of the moon...

Also, a question not too spoilerish I think, but just in case:
Spoiler for Hiden:
There are parts where they go into crater where there is no light, but they do not use a normal flashlight device... They use something that acts like the MiB memory eraser or a camera flash... it flashes for a few seconds and stops... Now I can see why they did this for the movie, but does anyone know if this is an accurate item and if so, why the hell would they use that and not a constant light to see?
1029  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge 8.9 quake hits Japan on: March 15, 2011, 11:22:35 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 14, 2011, 07:19:18 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 13, 2011, 10:19:31 PM

holy fucking shit ground level view of the water plowing over a neighborhood.

A page ago. slywink

This link is dead, anyone have a new one for this?
1030  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Battle: Los Angeles on: March 15, 2011, 01:03:36 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 15, 2011, 12:24:21 PM

The characters are pretty thin, but the cast is solid imho. I would've liked just a bit more detail on why the aliens are slaughtering us. Oil? Gas? Silicone breast implants? There's no explanation at all.  icon_razz

Spoiler for Hiden:
I believe that they mention in the film that they are here for our water.... They even mention that the water levels are dropping rapidly... The reason they are slaughtering us is because they are possibly trying to colonize as welll and we are in the way....
1031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Atom Zombie Smasher (from the developer of Flotilla) on: March 15, 2011, 12:45:20 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 14, 2011, 08:42:59 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 14, 2011, 08:33:58 PM

Steam just put this up.

and for 8.99.  i'm in!

Ditto.. Thanks for the heads up!
1032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Apollo 18 on: March 15, 2011, 03:03:25 AM
Just finished seeing this.... I was excited going in, not so much coming out.....
Some possible big spoilers
Spoiler for Hiden:
First off, if you have seen the poster, ignore it..... It has just about nothing to do with the movie.... The poster makes it look like like a predator type film.... no..... not even close..... The "monster"? Rocks....Sentient rocks.... ROCKS!!!! WTF?!? Rocks that transform into spider type aliens, but rocks none the less.... Also, I think you see them in about 3 scenes..... This is Blair Witch Paranormal Project in Space... Hell, there is even a scene very much like the ending to the Blair Witch!!! The movie was also VERY slow going...... I kept losing interest in the beginning and even towards the end.... I really liked the idea behind the movie, but the execution? not so much...  I was really looking forward to it and while it wasn't horrible, I am glad I got to see this for free.... Probably not bad for a rental....
1033  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Just reformatted the wrong drive... recovery options? on: March 14, 2011, 01:13:24 AM

Quote from: Teggy on March 10, 2011, 03:53:41 PM

Does anyone know about what it costs to get data off a dead HD? I have a Mac mini drive that died a while back and I hadn't backed it up yet. I has some pictures from my wedding on it and ideally I'd like to get them back. If it's not exorbitant I'd like to pursue it.

If it's dead, then you may be able to get it for about $1,500 through Staples. There is no charge to attempt it and it's through Seagate Recovery Services. If they can't get it back, they don't charge you. If they can only get it partially back, they check with you first.
In the interests of full disclosure, I work for Staples...
1034  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Battle: Los Angeles on: March 11, 2011, 11:40:48 PM
My wife and I saw it today and actually enjoyed it... We found it entertaining, which is all we want from a movie... Maybe a bit too much shaky cam and some areas that seemed a little too much, but we thought it was a pretty good action flick....
1035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [move] Battle: Los Angeles on: March 10, 2011, 07:52:49 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on January 12, 2011, 05:00:26 PM

Why can't aliens ever come in peace? Bastards.
Because they've seen our movies...
Peace =captured, dissected, made slaves, put in camps, killed or all of the above

1036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One of the strangest offers I've seen in a store circular... on: March 05, 2011, 09:24:26 AM
I don't see the big deal and think it's a neat kind of promotion... Very different then normal bundles..... oh well...
1037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Rango on: March 05, 2011, 09:20:44 AM
My wife and I saw it today and we liked it it, but I wouldn't say I was excited about it... It had some interesting moments, but nothing that shouted wow... However, I am not a Western type of movie watcher (Other than Blazing Saddles) so that probably had something to do with it... I suppose if you like Westerns and enjoy comedy, you may like it better....
1038  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC (spoilers) on: March 05, 2011, 09:17:26 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on March 01, 2011, 12:40:58 AM

I'm once again hoping to convince my wife to give it a try.  Unfortunately she has been adamantly against it thus far, so I'm not very optimistic.  She simply cannot look past the inclusion of zombies.   retard
Keep at it.... My wife was the same way, but I kept pushing her and then "accidently" started it from the Tivo while we were eating... She ended up enjoying it and Zombies/horror are definately not her thing usually (Other than the Resident Evil series)...
1039  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Anyone use Readyboost in Windows 7? on: March 02, 2011, 07:11:03 PM
Just want to say that I upgraded my PC a few months back and one thing I did was get a 160GB SSD for my OS and a couple of apps... My boot time is around 30-45 seconds to full boot/desktop.. It used to be a few minutes....
I have a 2nd regular drive to install most software...
1040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going on a naked cruise - Now with AAR!! on: February 26, 2011, 02:01:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 26, 2011, 11:18:57 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 26, 2011, 03:15:26 AM

It was a great report up until you had to prove to me that God is dead.   crybaby

which one would that be?  this one?


That image looks like it was photoshopped from a bluescreen.... Was there even a cruise or did you just get a bunch of old people to come over and run around naked with you?
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