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1041  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Hard Drive Dying/Dead? on: November 29, 2010, 10:58:02 PM
Freezer trick should be the last thing you do...
Some basic things to try first....
change cable
change port
try safe mode
There are also data recovery services available thorugh Seagate... doing the freezer trick will make it harder for them or anyone else.
does it show up in bios?
try removing all other drives except os one.
1042  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What kind of lawyer do I need? on: November 29, 2010, 06:51:01 PM
Aren't non-compete's invalid if you get fired?
1043  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TR2N now The Tron Legacy on: November 23, 2010, 04:49:01 PM
Well, I know I want to see the new one, but if I can't show my family the first one so that they  have at least an idea what is going on, I don't think I will see it in the theaters.
This just doesn't make sense.... How can they expect people to go see a sequel to a movie if they haven't seen the first one? Maybe for a typical slasher film this might work, but this does have a plot to follow...
1044  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Settle a bet on the better movie on: November 23, 2010, 04:41:26 PM
Can't remember either of them, so didn't vote, however, in the future, it my be best to NOT say which one you picked... This way there is no bias in voting towards you or against you...
That being said, I am willing to sell my vote to you for the win... slywink
1045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! on: November 23, 2010, 04:35:47 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on November 23, 2010, 07:44:14 AM

Well CeeKay, if that copy of Episode 1 is indeed spare, I'll gladly take it off your hands - thank you very much!  How have you guys got spare copies of anything anyway?
When you buy certain games and bundles on Steam, they can come with free games. Sometimes they are games you already own on Steam, so Steam let's you transfer ownership of that free "extra" game to someone else.

Also, I like the cloud. It is especially useful for running Steam on multiple computers and for re-installs...
Haven't had any problems yet.... I probably buy 90% from Steam now... Just like not having to look for discs.. Especially if I get an itch for an older game again.... Also, since most games aren't coming with decent manuals anymore, there is no incentive to buy a boxed one...
1046  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TR2N now The Tron Legacy on: November 22, 2010, 08:23:40 PM
Anyone know why it is so hard to find the original movie? You would think that with this around the corner they would have re-released it or something.
i can only find $90 versions floating around.... just need a basic DVD or BR version so that my family can see the original before watching this one...
1047  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 11, 2010, 05:11:47 PM

Quote from: rickfc on November 10, 2010, 06:40:18 PM

Quote from: joeyjazz on November 10, 2010, 04:49:49 PM

We learn from the father/son he meets upon going home that the radio stopped broadcasting about 3 weeks after the outbreak and later from his wife learn that they decided to head to Atlanta after he had been in the coma for about 3 weeks.  Figuring for some overlap and however long it's been since the radio went out we can guess he was in a coma for 4-6 weeks.

If that's indeed the case,
Spoiler for Hiden:
his wife had to have been cheating on him with his partner since before the shooting.  You don't go from losing your spouse to shacking up with someone else like that in that short period of time.

Possible Major spoilers
Spoiler for Hiden:
IIRC, in the comics, it is explained more like a heat of the moment/survival thing... Rick has been in a coma for a while prior to the outbreak... Then when it happens, they can't take him and head to Atlanta. They don't get to drive all the way to Atlanta, they have to work part of the way and are in survival mode... Rick's wife becomes closer to Shane, however, it is Shane that pushes the issue.. At some point during the travels they hook up as a human comfort type thing and they suspect that Rick is gone for good due to the condition of the world during their travels. (When they left Rick, they really thought it was going to be all OK and that the shelter would be fine... they had no idea how screwed up everything really was.) Shane has been into Rick's wife for a while however and sees this as his opportunity....
1048  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boycott Amazon.com: Purveyor of Pedophile Literature on: November 11, 2010, 04:27:48 PM
I think we are all missing an important point....
We must collectively come up with the most vile/offensive book imaginable... let it simmer on Amazon, then anonymously let the media know and form an outrage.... Then retire from our new sales!!!
 icon_twisted
1049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Dance Central Impressions on: November 08, 2010, 03:25:52 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 08, 2010, 02:59:23 AM

Quote from: Punisher on November 08, 2010, 02:48:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2010, 02:28:11 AM

every now and then the game will take pictures of you and play them back.  it can be quite disconcerting when it happens and you see yourself playing in your underwear.

You do know that there is an undocumented feature that not only randomly takes pictures, but also randomly sends them to your friends list right?

in that case I'd better start playing nude  icon_twisted
I'm sure you're not the first one....
1050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Dance Central Impressions on: November 08, 2010, 02:48:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2010, 02:28:11 AM

every now and then the game will take pictures of you and play them back.  it can be quite disconcerting when it happens and you see yourself playing in your underwear.

You do know that there is an undocumented feature that not only randomly takes pictures, but also randomly sends them to your friends list right?
1051  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another great hole appears - this time in Germany on: November 03, 2010, 06:43:43 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 02, 2010, 01:35:23 PM

Guatemala - crazy deep, and there they didnt know what the reason was for it appearing.



That looks either photoshopped or never-ending...
Maybe we shouldn't have worried so much about the hole in the ozone layer....
1052  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: November 03, 2010, 06:32:36 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 02, 2010, 05:02:46 PM

I don't know if each episode is 90 minutes or if that's just the pilot. You'd think that would be easy enough to find out, so far I haven't.  retard

Ratings were apparently pretty awesome for an AMC show -- 5 million viewers, which is bigger than the premiere for any of their other original shows. Hopefully that wasn't strictly a Hallloween-night viewing spasm, and the ratings will keep up.

*THE Q&A LINK BELOW HAS SPOILERS, if you didn't get around to watching your DVR or whatever*
EW has a Q&A with the comic book creator Robert Kirkman:
http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/11/01/walking-dead-amc-pilot-kirkman/
I'm snipping a few interesting points that don't go into plot points:
Quote
It was always a question as to how much of that they were going to show, and AMC has surprised us with everything that they’re allowing us to do. There was a plan at one point to shoot a lot of gore—which is what we did—but the original plan was to have re-edited versions of the episodes, that would go on DVD. But at this point, AMC hasn’t really made us pull anything.

They mentioned this in Comic Con... They were all real surprised at how much AMC has let them get away with.... Now they have to think of other things for the DVD special.. smile
1053  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/25) on: October 25, 2010, 02:04:10 PM
Anyone know if Steam will have Star Wars The Force Unleashed II?
Also what happened to the PC Fable 3?
1054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you were to be executed, what would you request for your last meal? :) on: September 26, 2010, 04:10:06 AM
A small ceasar salad..... I'm on a diet......


Or maybe go for broke and get an all you can eat buffet....
1055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization 5: !#@#!@ Impressions Incoming! Demo out! on: September 24, 2010, 03:47:50 AM
Couple of questions...

1) I saved the game to my PC, then made a new save on the cloud. This prevented me from saving anymore to my PC, even if I unchecked cloud. Is this normal?
2) How long does it usually take to transfer the save games to the cloud?
3) Is there a way to end turn without going through all the unit needs orders, production, etc... windows? Enter doesn't seem to work for me.
1056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - Demo released! on: September 24, 2010, 03:45:46 AM
Anyone have this with a multi-monitor setup? I can't seem to get the game to display on my primary monitor, just the secondary one, which is smaller...
1057  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: August 27, 2010, 02:16:40 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 26, 2010, 08:17:55 PM

Because they taste awful?
how do you know?
1058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system; R.U.S.E. Not using it! on: August 13, 2010, 03:16:24 AM

Quote from: Turtle on August 12, 2010, 04:13:39 AM

I'd heard really good things about RUSE on podcasts, from people who liked the same kind of RTS games I do (Dawn of War 2).

Like above, the draconian DRM is the reason why I wasn't going to bother trying it, let alone buying it.

But yeah, RUSE isn't high profile enough for them to bother putting the DRM on it, especially with such controversy.

On the other hand, Brotherhood's focus on online play will really determine things.
The Draconian DRM they are using is the reason that I won't buy their games at all right now. I have skipped on a few games that I wanted.
For this, I am kind of torn...
On one hand, I don't feel like supporting the company at all...
On the other hand, I wonder if helping to support THIS game without the DRM, will help convince them to change their ways....

1059  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what if the famous guy you're posting about drops in to chat? on: August 02, 2010, 05:22:00 PM

Quote from: stimpy on July 29, 2010, 05:55:22 PM

Ewwww....who would put syrup on their fish sticks?
No.... Who puts custard on his fish sticks...
1060  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: July 19, 2010, 02:57:02 PM

Quote from: Cortilian on June 30, 2010, 10:25:40 AM

Hooked up with Soulchilde and got him into the corp with PRGMR and I.  I'm still playing a couple hours each night and having fun.  Oh, for the extended downtime mentioned before they gave us a instant skill point credit  which is very cool.

Hopefully they'll remove learning skills sometime in the near future and credit those as well smile.

I think there was a note with this that it was also a test for something... I forsee being able to buy these credits in the future to level up your character....

I haven't played much in a while, but I do keep re-subscribing.... I just keep leveling my character, which is one of the great things I like... The ability to level up offline.....
1061  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: July 12, 2010, 11:27:43 PM

Quote from: Destructor on July 10, 2010, 04:59:01 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 10, 2010, 04:29:21 AM

someone was telling me:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Fishburne was barely in it.  is that true?

Spoiler for Hiden:
I can confirm that.

Good popcorn flic as mentioned. Worth the money and time.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yeah, somewhat disappointing, but I think he played the character well....
1062  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: July 10, 2010, 03:49:37 AM
The wife and I saw it this afternoon... better than I expected..... good popcorn action movie.... Plot is not too bad at all....
1063  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New Doctor Who and his companion start this weekend. on: July 03, 2010, 06:49:36 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 03, 2010, 06:34:07 PM

the thing is here in England..our 'series' only usually last for about 6 episodes,and thats why we don't call them a season like you guys...(and you guys have every right as your 'series' last for 22-24 episodes,therefor lasting a season...i have forever bowed(?...bowwed ..bowed..looks funny,....sod it) to your writerrs,how they can come up with som much great(and it usually is great)material..whereas we struggle for 6 epiosdes)

Dr Who,however is a bit of a strange one,because it lasts for more then 6 epiosdes,but not as much as 22-24 episodes...so not sure what we should call it

i did however see the last episode...Dr wjo had a fez on his head...didn';t have a clue whsat weas going on though

Viva Cheers!!!!!...USAs best sitcom

6 episodes is pretty short.... after the 6 episodes, how long does it take for the next "series" to start?
1064  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New Doctor Who and his companion start this weekend. on: July 03, 2010, 04:45:56 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 03, 2010, 04:34:10 PM

In Britain, what the US calls a "season", they call a "series". So a series finale would just be a season finale. The new Doctor Who seasons are generally about 12-13 episodes plus a Christmas episode.
Ah thanks... very confusing... someone should teach them proper English... slywink
I feel better now..

so what do they call a "true" series finale?
1065  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New Doctor Who and his companion start this weekend. on: July 03, 2010, 04:19:16 PM
Anyone know what's going on with this series? This was supposed to be the series finale (which makes me wonder why they bothered with a new actor for 1 season), but now I hear that it's coming back in October or something... My Google Fu has failed me on the explanation....
Anyone?
1066  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New Doctor Who and his companion start this weekend. on: June 22, 2010, 03:05:10 AM
no comments on the latest one?
I enjoyed it and was also pretty surprised at the ending... didn't see it coming......
I am mixed about next week.... Can't wait to see it again, but sad that the series is ending....
1067  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wizard of Oz getting a prequel 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' on: June 22, 2010, 02:59:51 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 16, 2010, 08:51:34 PM

Quote from: Punisher on June 16, 2010, 05:32:14 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 16, 2010, 12:12:05 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 15, 2010, 10:12:56 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 15, 2010, 09:59:55 PM

There are spoiler tags for a reason!!!1!  icon_evil  rules ban

?

I should have started a new thread about it.

Here, let me try again with added explaininess:


The wizard was a shyster?!  There are spoiler tags for a reason!!!1!  icon_evil  rules ban

Isn't there a statute of limitations on spoilers?


Wow.  Seriously?  Is there a "This is a joke" smilie so this doesn't happen again?


Once more, with feeling:


The wizard was a shyster?!  There are spoiler tags for a reason!!!1!  icon_evil  rules ban
 slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink slywink

This is why the Internets fails at sublety...
1068  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wizard of Oz getting a prequel 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' on: June 16, 2010, 05:32:14 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 16, 2010, 12:12:05 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 15, 2010, 10:12:56 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 15, 2010, 09:59:55 PM

There are spoiler tags for a reason!!!1!  icon_evil  rules ban

?

I should have started a new thread about it.

Here, let me try again with added explaininess:


The wizard was a shyster?!  There are spoiler tags for a reason!!!1!  icon_evil  rules ban

Isn't there a statute of limitations on spoilers?
1069  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: June 15, 2010, 06:58:29 PM
I didn't read any of the links, but would this even be physically possible without them partnering up with someone? Wouldn't their population be too small to really occupy the US?
1070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deciding On A New SUV on: June 15, 2010, 06:52:55 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 15, 2010, 06:32:13 PM

Quote from: Punisher on June 15, 2010, 06:28:25 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on June 14, 2010, 11:32:21 PM

They don't take their $40k commuter SUV down a dry creek bed at a 30 degree incline. 

I do and I have the dents/scratches to prove it. smile
I also use it since flooding happens in my area and also when we go away in the summer, some places we go are rough on regular cars.
Plus, winter is fun!

What do you drive?
H2
1071  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deciding On A New SUV on: June 15, 2010, 06:28:25 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on June 14, 2010, 11:32:21 PM

 They don't take their $40k commuter SUV down a dry creek bed at a 30 degree incline.  

I do and I have the dents/scratches to prove it. smile
I also use it since flooding happens in my area and also when we go away in the summer, some places we go are rough on regular cars.
Plus, winter is fun!
1072  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola Droid on: June 13, 2010, 01:49:44 AM

Quote from: JCC on June 11, 2010, 08:05:01 PM

Also, there are many cool features that you can use in Android that other phones don't allow. Want to use your phone as a USB tether? There's a (free) app for that.
Where/What please?
1073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/07) on: June 07, 2010, 10:30:49 PM
I am thinking about Sniper, but Steam still has this listed for the 24th, not this week...
1074  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: May 29, 2010, 12:46:13 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on May 25, 2010, 09:51:37 PM

I've haven't been doing much but logging in to set my training queue.  icon_frown
I've been doing this for about a year now and keep resubscribing... It's somehow addicting leveling up... Roll Eyes
1075  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 28, 2010, 11:58:11 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 28, 2010, 09:10:28 PM

Just so you guys know, you can set a waypoint anywhere on your map. Then once you leave the map you can fast travel to that waypoint. You don't have to wait until you explore and discover that area before you fast travel there.

This is one of the best things ever....
1076  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / APB.. on: May 28, 2010, 12:25:50 AM
Anyone have any info on how this game works? Is it an MMO with a monthly subscribtion? Does the subscribtion just give you "extras", but the regular still let's you play online? Kinda confused... no subscription required = in for me, otherwise will most likely pass...
1077  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How to preserve a lost baby tooth? on: May 25, 2010, 12:37:53 AM

Quote from: Kagath on May 24, 2010, 06:53:18 PM

Carbonite.

The only answer.

+1
even better, you can preserve the whole baby!!
1078  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Badass of the week on: May 24, 2010, 08:19:09 PM
From what I can find out, it's real... There are other videos from different angles with different pieces of wood.... plus, it's on the Internet, so that automatically makes it real...
1079  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Badass of the week on: May 24, 2010, 07:04:49 PM
This bear will kick your ass...
1080  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man 2 on: May 18, 2010, 02:22:55 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 17, 2010, 10:01:54 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on May 17, 2010, 08:26:45 PM

Hey if youre going to write yourself into a movie,  I could think of worse places to end up than between Scarletts legs

too true!

You have to wonder how many takes that took... slywink
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