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1121  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: March 25, 2009, 01:31:59 AM
just a heads up. I caught the last bit of chat tonight. before you do anymore number crunching....check the corp mining hanger... slywink
1122  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: March 24, 2009, 12:55:48 AM
I am Caldari I believe. Am I looking at a month long trip? smile
1123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: March 23, 2009, 10:15:51 PM
Question: What do I have to actually do to join up. I believe that I am currently in the starter area still. I have plenty of ISK thanks to some generous friends who used to play, so money shouldn't be an issue.
Where do I go?
1124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Knowing on: March 23, 2009, 06:59:06 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 23, 2009, 04:14:13 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on March 23, 2009, 05:56:32 AM

just got back from this..... first 45 min the movie was good...the last half was nothing but me saying really and  Roll Eyes  probably not even worth a rental...unless you are bored

I saw it at the drive-in Saturday night.

Spoiler for Hiden:
So the aliens know that the earth is going to be destroyed at least 50 years before it happens. Their solution is to whisper the secret to a 10 year old girl, so she can write a code explaining this secret to be locked up for 50 years giving anyone who deciphers it all of 3 days notice? When they do get around to evacuations they take one girl and one boy to be the new Adam and Eve somewhere else complete with their own implied Tree of Knowledge? Although the movie never explained the other alien ships leaving Earth at the same time as Caleb and Abbey.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I just assumed that they implied that the other ships had kids as well.  Although, with the technology they appear to have, why did they need such large ships for 2 people?
Why not take the dad?
How are these kids supposed to survive on the new planet?
1125  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: March 23, 2009, 04:50:32 PM
What are the requirements for joining the corp?
Like I mentioned, I am SUPER casual and still very noobish, but it may be interesting to have some people to hook up with once in a while. If there is a limit to how many people you can have and you are near it, then nevermind, I wouldn't want to take another spot up from someone that will be more active.

1126  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: March 22, 2009, 12:46:43 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 14, 2009, 04:41:05 PM

Your link of the day to the starter guide to EVE Online:

http://www.battleclinic.com/forum/index.php/topic,3510.0.html

(you'll see a download link in the first post - and no, you don't have to register to grab it)

It's slightly outdated, but the stuff that it's missing won't affect you at all for the first few months.

Additionally, you'll want this: EVEMon. It'll let you keep track of any skill training and such you do, and let you plan out for future training. It's not as needed as it was before thanks to the skill training queues, but it'll help in many ways.

Thanks for these links! Especially EVEMon! I don't have a lot of time to play this game, so for a while now, I've basically been paying to keep leveling up my character. This way when I di get out to play, I am not too far behind. The EveMon thing will help so I can see when my long training time skills are almost done...
1127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]GTAIV:The Lost and Damned on: February 18, 2009, 01:59:09 AM
Does anyone know if there are plans to offer this at some point for the PC version? If so when?
1128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2 - [beta impressions included] on: January 26, 2009, 01:34:52 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 22, 2009, 04:32:42 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 22, 2009, 04:16:39 AM

Apparently gamestop is no longer selling DoW2 because they are mad it's also available on Steam, what with the digital license and all.  Too lazy to link, but most gaming news sites have a story on it.

here you go.

From article
Quote
Steam will be a required install for all Dawn of War 2 users and the game will run through Valve's distribution platform, but it seems that Gamestop may feel a bit threatened by introducing so many customers to the online alternative of Steam and has decided to pull Dawn of War 2 from shelves as a result.

Now, it's a rumor, but if it's true...

1) I didn't know Steam would be required for the retail game. Seems odd...
2) I don't think that the best way to "hide" Steam from their customers is to force them to buy the game on Steam. Even if Steam was required to install the game, some people may not realize exactly what Steam was (This is for those Gamestop customers that never used Steam). They may just think it's for updating the game.
3) Has anyone tried pre-ordering at GS recently?
4) Why would it require Steam when it obviously requires Windows Live?
5) Perhaps GS is referring to the Beta that requires Steam?
1129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: L4D - Can My PC Play it? on: January 12, 2009, 03:35:54 AM
Add Punisher please
1130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who Would Save Earth? on: January 11, 2009, 03:59:07 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on January 11, 2009, 11:15:25 AM

Chuck Norris.smile


That's an automatic win, regardless of the competition involved.

If they allow a 2 on 2, add Mr T, they will not only win the competetion, but become their new leaders.
1131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Electricity Bills on: January 11, 2009, 03:51:46 PM

Quote from: Octavious230 on January 11, 2009, 03:30:58 PM

Mine was 150 USD last month.. In the summer it goes up to 200 sometimes. Of course I live in New Jersey which is the land where reason forgot. This is a very small house and we don't have much running. My wife is home all day though which I guess might have something to do with it.

Ahh, good old PSE&G?
173.57 here....$51.87 Gas

I've been getting in the habit off turning off all of my PC's except one that is usually doing something all day and it helps.
I've also got a surge protector connected to my 360, Wi, TV, cable, etc.. that I can turn off with one click.
Electric bill used to be higher. I think it peaked at around $350 once...
1132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My girlfriend snores... on: January 11, 2009, 02:58:41 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 07, 2009, 11:50:04 PM

Quote from: Ascendent on January 07, 2009, 09:00:04 PM

Quote from: cheeba on January 07, 2009, 07:35:19 PM

It also really helps to lose weight.

I'm sure that it does, but I'm not going to tell her to lose weight. Really is that ever a good idea, for any woman?

Why not tell her, if it would improve her quality of life (and yours)?

Yeah,

1) You tell her, she loses weight and it works!
2) You tell her, she gets pissed at you thinking she's fat and leaves. It works!

Also, have you tried:
1) Putting a pillow over her head?
2) Yours?


On a side note, one of my son's friends has a HORRIBLE snoring problem due to a problem with his nasal passage I believe.
Ear Plugs don't help and even sleeping in the next room doesn't....  not fun times
1133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What dead game series should Bethesda get next? on: January 11, 2009, 02:13:38 AM
I voted for Mechwarrior, but I can't recall a Bethesda game with vehicles, so I wonder how well they could do something that is a mix of vehicles and people.

My ultimate game is a COMPLETE mechwarrior.
Full universe, with multiple solar systems with multiple planets.
Each planet has to have multiple wide open areas, preferably a full planet that could be walked, driven, or flown around.
You can jump into mechs, run around on foot, drive vehicles and fly aerofighters (and I want the LAM back!)
Take off from planet and fly into space. dock with and land with dropships and other ships.

not sure if this is even all possible, but I had high hopes for the Battlecruiser series to come close. frown
1134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Needed: advice on buying refurbished/off-lease/old laptops on: December 09, 2008, 08:22:48 PM
One thing to keep in mind.... You bought laptops last year and are now looking to do it agin. The money you save may not be worth it if you have to buy "new" ones every year.
You can get new laptops at retail for $350-$500. Yes more than you intended on spending, but long term, probably a better bet and they'll come with a 1 year warranty.
1135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 09, 2008, 08:17:52 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on December 03, 2008, 03:54:29 PM

One time, about five years ago now at a Best Buy I've never been back to, I caught the error while sitting in my car that I wasn't billed for an item. I think it was a DVD or something, I don't remember now - it's not really important. It was just a $20 item. I went back into the store, pointed out to the door bouncer that I wasn't billed for something, and wanted to pay for it. He looked at me like I was crazy and rather than have me go over to the checkout line, called the manager. He came over, saw the error, and then pulled the cashier who checked me out off the line to talk to her in the back room.
So basically, because I'm a nice guy and caught the mistake, an employee got chastized and possibly even fired over it.

You should have called out the bouncer...Isn't he supposed to check the receipts? Obviously a waste of a policy.... I have had this happen a few times at Best Buy, which helps to prove that the receipt checkers are a useless waste of time.

As for the topic, the right thing would be to return it, but I can also see where the cost comes into play. It's not a matter of it being a pack of gum, but more a matter of am I willing to be inconvienanced for the pack of gum? Is it worth it to have to get back in the car, drive 10 minutes to a store, spend time explaining what happened, then drive back home?
cost is an issue, but only in a partial sense.
1136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wives do the darndest things... on: December 09, 2008, 07:51:34 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 09, 2008, 07:24:17 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 09, 2008, 07:14:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 09, 2008, 03:42:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 09, 2008, 02:09:37 PM

Microwaves come and go, LEVERAGE is there to stay.

icon_twisted

dude, you know how it works, no matter what they do you've always done something worse.

sadly true.  even if the thing you did you don't remember.  or worse, don't remember her way.

milk this for all it's worth now teggy as you won't get a long time to use it.

Last night when we were in bed I jokingly suggested that she should go get me a bottle of water because she broke the microwave and she went and got one. That's probably all I'll get. And her birthday is on Monday and I'll probably underdeliver and that will definitely be the end of that. biggrin


I think she needs a new microwave...  ninja

As a side note, my birthday is also Monday...I don't need a microwave though....
1137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Area51 and other government lies on: December 06, 2008, 03:07:19 PM
Mythbusters help proved plausibility of many of the Moon Landing questions and helped to debunk the theory of hoaxes, including the fluttering of the flag..... However, the government probably got to them and forced them to prove all those things...  ninja



1138  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How much should I charge to build a computer on: December 06, 2008, 02:10:25 PM

Quote from: TheAtomicKid on December 06, 2008, 08:12:57 AM


'It just started doing this!' is usually how it starts. Followed rapidly by 'no, I didn't install anything/change anything/delete anything'... ps.. the last bit is where the fibbing usually starts smile

Atomic

As well as "What do you mean it's broke? It was perfectly fine yesterday..."

I would also let them know that the charge is for building it only. Give maybe a 30 day support thing and let them know that after 30 days, there is a charge for support. Also let them know that the 30 day support thing does not include training and what not, only hardware failure.
1139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sons of Anarchy on: December 02, 2008, 12:23:12 AM

Quote from: happydog on December 01, 2008, 08:01:50 PM

My wife has been watching this (I watched a few episodes) and really liking it. Has a second season been confirmed? She is worried that it won't get another season.

Since my wife and I both watch and enjoy the show, I would look for the cancelation notice any day now......
1140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: World of Goo 90% Piracy Rate on: November 25, 2008, 01:51:00 PM
Besides, didn't Sins of a Solar Empire do very well and that doesn't have any protection?

Also, it looks like the 90% piracy rate is based on seeders and leechers numbers. What if most of them aren't ever going to play it? If a priate pirates a game and never plays it, is it still piracy? I mean, yes it is, but is it piracy used as a basis against sales?
1141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead. You are not ready. on: November 17, 2008, 07:15:10 AM
I have been liking the dual pistols as my primary and the uzi as my secondary/mob gun.

I have not seem a valid use for the "sniper" rifle. Too much going on too fast and there is no end to the re-spawning. Maybe in the full game there will be some maps that make better use of it.

Just wish there was cross-platform play...
1142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead. You are not ready. on: November 16, 2008, 02:02:26 AM
Well I guess we'll play separately then. At least I get to play it on the better system....  ninja
1143  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Mods on: November 14, 2008, 03:27:17 AM
Link?
1144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bonetown on: November 14, 2008, 03:18:21 AM
Well there's a DEMO out....
1145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead. You are not ready. on: November 14, 2008, 03:10:22 AM
Anyone know if this will be able to link/play with the 360 version? I already ordered it on the PC , but my son wants it on the 360.
1146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA DRM and banning. on: October 31, 2008, 02:21:09 PM
I wonder if he really made a mistake or if EA needed a scapegoat for the backlash......
1147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA DRM and banning. on: October 28, 2008, 01:49:02 AM

Quote from: morlac on October 27, 2008, 09:44:43 PM

I just see no way for them to retroactively enable this on games purchased before this new 'feature'.  There has to be some kind of warning on the box that behavior deemed detrimental on our forums could cause you to lose access to this game....blah blah.  If it's clearly labeled on the box than I suppose it's legal in a sense because you could choose not to buy it because of this.  However to ban you from playing any of the EA games prior to the one just purchased with said warning label would be borderline illegal imo.  I can't imagine that standing up in court, problem is who is going to pony up for the years of litigation it would take fighting's EA's army of lawyers.  In closing i would like to offer the following statement, which I have never used and always thought was a bit much and misguided most of the time......


Fuck EA.

They wouldn't need it on the box, just in the various EULA's you agree to when installing games or signing up to the forums. The "retroactive" part could just be that you can't login to their servers to play any multiplayer games, but for any new game, if you need to login to play even single player, this could stop you from playing that. Does anyone know if Spore requires you to login at any point to play the single player portion?
1148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA DRM and banning. on: October 27, 2008, 08:24:46 PM

Quote from: kadnod on October 27, 2008, 06:22:31 PM

I'm not quite understanding what "banned" means in that linked-to thread.  Is it that if you cause a problem on an EA website, you get banned from all EA multiplay, forums, & other online features?  Or is it all that + you can't install your previously purchased games on another computer, even if you have "activiations" left over?

The latter would definitely make me think twice about purchasing EA games in the future.  I'd hate to lose the ability to reinstall games because an EA Mod thought one of my Spore creatures showed too much nip or something.

Basially, it sounds like all current and future EA games have activation where you need an EA account. This is also used when playing any online portions of the games.
The problem is that your forum account is your EA game account as well, so if you get banned on the forums, it effectively bans you from playing your existing and future games as well.
So if you post the wrong thing on their forums, you run the risk of not being able to play any of your EA games.
1149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 27, 2008, 08:18:02 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 27, 2008, 08:17:04 PM

Quote from: kathode on October 27, 2008, 07:29:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 27, 2008, 05:29:44 PM

so the PC version isn't going to be moddable like Oblivion?  or are you just being coy?
Haven't announced any plans for releasing the mod tools.  It won't be on the disc.  Whether it comes out later is still an open question.

It better. People love your games because they're moddable. Look at Oblivion.

We want mods! biggrin

Wel, since FO3 is just a mod for Oblivion, couldn't you use the Oblivion Mod tools?  ninja
1150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 27, 2008, 03:35:34 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 27, 2008, 03:32:45 PM

Kathode-

Do you know if Fallout 3 will take care of my receding hairline and help me lose my extra pounds around the middle?

If you play long enough, the radition will make your hair "fallout", thus, no hairline.
Also, wait for the Wii Fit version for your middle issue....
1151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 27, 2008, 03:33:41 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 27, 2008, 01:43:48 PM


Oh and I'm in for the uber strat guide at amazon- especially since it has dropped to $20.00

Thanks for the heads up on that! Even with 1 day shipping, it is cheaper than GS for me!
1152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 broken street? here we go again. on: October 27, 2008, 01:42:04 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 27, 2008, 01:47:44 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 26, 2008, 06:02:53 PM

Quote from: mikeg on October 26, 2008, 05:57:26 PM

I can wait til Wed this time as I was not planning on playing til next weekend anyway.

I think the street date is actually Tuesday, with some places doing a midnight release.  I know the event lines at Best Buy start forming at 3pm Monday.

Correct.  Our review is cleared to run on Tuesday as well.  I don't think I'll be even CLOSE to finishing it by then. smile

I would think that the game companies would want the reviews done at least a little before release so that people on the fence can get an idea... unless the game happens to be horrible, like in this case with your 9.5/100 rating.... slywink

BTW, what systems will the review be for?
1153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 27, 2008, 01:38:21 PM
You should try posting these earlier, I didn't even realize that Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp was coming out this week. Now, due to budgeting reasons, I have to cancel Fallout 3 for the PC and swith it over to this.... thanks...
1154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA DRM and banning. on: October 27, 2008, 11:55:12 AM

Quote from: Lee on October 27, 2008, 03:33:20 AM

Hell I find it amusing. Never will effect me, couldn't care less if some idiot gets banned from a game because he acted like Crowley on the EA forums.

While it is in no way an equal scenerio, there is a poem or something that outlines this philosophy, but I can't rememebr the whole thing, but basically:

It affected Bob, but not me so I didn't care, then they changed it and affect Jane, but not me, so I didn't care, etc, etc.. then it ends with, it affected me, but there was noone left to care, or something like that......

Also, who says the person has to be an idiot? What if they go to the EA forums to complain about a bug in a game, but the mods decide that they don't want any negative stuff on the forums and ban them? It's not that far fetched....
1155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA DRM and banning. on: October 27, 2008, 02:52:36 AM
For me, I just don't want to contribute to the slippery slope. It seems as if things are getting more and more extreme for the legitamate user, so I just don't want to support it.

Not too long ago, it would have been unheard of to have a game limit the number of installs. and now we have some severe limits and also a possibility that you could get banned from playing your game because some mod on EA's forums doesn't like you. And no, I don't think that is outside the realm of possibility. They are human and it is possible that the power will go to someones head.

Some people are also putting the burden of stopping this on other people. The whole, let the lawsuit fix it, while I buy it anyway thing. Lawsuits take time and if they have enough people buying it they could use it as evidence that their "majority" of users don't have a problem with it.

No other medium goes to these extremes..... My DVD's can be played on any number of DVD players one at a time. I can lend magazines out to friends and if I post on a magazines website and they don't like me, they don't cancel my subscription without a refund or anything.

If things like this get by, the companies will keep pushing it and pushing it. One day we WILL see DRM that says it can only be installed on one machine ever, maybe with one re-install.

I generally wipe my system once or twice a year. I also have a backlog of games that I keep going back to and playing.  Yes, there is porbably a way to call up and explain myself and get a new activation, but, besides the fact that there isn't a gaurantee for this, I also don't want to have to go through hoops to play a game I bought.

I am just worried about how far the companies will push the envelope, so far now, they have simply pushed me not to buy.

I am disappointed at missing FC2 and RA3, but, oh well... at least FO3 shoudln't have these issues and they can keep me occupied.... smile
1156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Companies want Stardock to make them some DRM on: October 26, 2008, 02:27:32 PM
I do have optimisim that Stardock is looking into it. Hopefully, they will be able to stick with their philosphies and get something everyone is happy with.... Of course, none of it will matter, because the pirates will hack it anyway.......
1157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA DRM and banning. on: October 26, 2008, 02:19:07 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 26, 2008, 04:00:43 AM

Or buy their games. smile

Ditto... RA3 and FC2 already went from a must buy, to a, not gonna happen game for me. limited installs, and now this. I don't post on their forums anyway, so it wouldn't really affect me, but I don't agree with their policies, so I  will just not buy their games anymore.
1158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 24, 2008, 09:49:50 PM

Quote from: msduncan on October 24, 2008, 08:47:55 PM


Is it wrong to hate him?
1159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 24, 2008, 03:07:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 24, 2008, 03:03:57 PM

Quote from: msduncan on October 24, 2008, 02:50:46 PM

News from OO:    Rumor swirling that some Best Buys have broken the release date.

uh oh.. now Kathode has to activate the secret AI program that is in all the Brotherhood of Steel statues to lock down the release date.....

Quick, someone ban Kathode so he doesn't see this, until we all get ours.... smile
1160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 24, 2008, 03:05:42 PM

Quote from: msduncan on October 24, 2008, 02:50:46 PM

News from OO:    Rumor swirling that some Best Buys have broken the release date.

Where and how fast can I get there? slywink
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