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1401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 09, 2008, 01:48:02 PM
Does anyone know if this is even GOLD? If so which versions?
Knowing it's Gold makes it more realistic for a release date.....
1402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on: September 22, 2008, 02:51:23 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 21, 2008, 03:35:35 AM

[quote author=Punisher link=topic=29157.msg464452#msg464452 date=1221914962
Any tips on getting through the first Death Star Level? I ran through the game with little problem, except for the Star Destroyer level and now this....

So it took me forever to figure out that you aren't supposed to beat all those waves of troops (well let's say that you don't need to at least, you might get something for doing it.)   You can bend those huge grates in the middle of the room and drop down to the next part almost immediately, instead of trying to fight it out with those endless waves of Imperials.

I had known about that, but was hoping to find a way to beat the waves. I think they do end at some point. Those damn Purge Troopers are the main problem with their super-homing missles.....

Anyway, I cheaped out and just blasted through the floor, i couldn't take it anymore....

Finished the game with both endings today... I enjoyed it alot... The 2nd Vader fight got me frustrated as he had too many "cheap" moves.....
1403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BIA Hell's Highway Impressions on: September 21, 2008, 02:57:25 PM

Quote from: mikeg on September 21, 2008, 02:53:46 PM

So, there.  An official impressions thread with a real life impression in it. 

Mods, please delete this thread... I am pretty sure that violates our policy here.....

mikeg, you need to wait for page 2 from now on....

1404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on: September 20, 2008, 12:49:22 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 19, 2008, 05:32:20 AM

Just finished tonight...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Absolutely fantastic game.  I had amazingly high hopes for this one and it still delivered for me.  The art was absolutely fantastic.  The music made for the game was awesome.  Combat was superb.  Force powers blew my mind ad advertised.  I really felt like a force wrecking ball.  I think I may play through it on the PS3 now to soak in the (imo) better graphics.

The story was wonderful and neat to see the start of the Rebel Alliance like that.  This secret apprentice sure did wipe the floor with Vader and the Emp though.  I mean he kicks their ass big time. 

I absolutely loved the set pieces.  Sarlac stomach....Death Star laser chamber....Executor being built.  I mean they reall pulled out all the stops.  It's a shame they killed him off (even though you know they had to) I wonder if they planned on doing another one with the girl who gets let go....?

I noticed there's a locked cinematic even though I beat the game....anyone know what it is?

Any tips on getting through the first Death Star Level? I ran through the game with little problem, except for the Star Destroyer level and now this....
1405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SW Force Unleashed(PS3/360) reviews are starting to trickle in on: September 11, 2008, 12:50:50 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 09, 2008, 09:36:08 PM

Got the game today along with a big sheet of paper that says "All reviews embargoed until September 15th, unless otherwise approved by LucasArts".  Guess that is that.

Loophole ^^^^^   Call George and ask....
1406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mercenaries 2 impressions thread on: September 06, 2008, 03:29:19 AM

Has anyone gotten the PC version? How is it?
For the co-op is it 2, 3, or more players maximum (there are 3 characters)?
1407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed PC lawsuit by Ubisoft (over "leak") on: August 10, 2008, 09:00:58 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 08, 2008, 06:14:57 PM

Quote from: Punisher on August 08, 2008, 06:09:56 PM

Here's what I find odd.....

They claim that they put the crash bug in there on purpose for their pre-release version.
They claim that their duplication company leaked the disk they gave them, which I assume was to be duplicated.

Why would a game company duplicate a pre-release version in the first place?

I think the game was just buggy and they are trying to pull a "we meant to do that" in order to explain the crappy pc reviews for their buggy product...

This was actually explained in a thread on QT3.  Basically it's standard practice to to do a sort of test run of duplicating the game with the copy protection attached and then a QA pass on that.  As this is done about a month before the game goes gold, it is necessarilly a pre-release version of the game and, as such, likely to have bugs that the final duplicated product would not. 

Basically,  the duping plant will produce a very, very limited run of pre-release copies that are intended to go back to Ubisoft for testing.  It was this version of the game that was stolen and released. 

Well, that explains it then...I never realized that they did this..... So does anyone know which reviews were "official" and if they contained the same issues?
1408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed PC lawsuit by Ubisoft (over "leak") on: August 08, 2008, 06:09:56 PM
Here's what I find odd.....

They claim that they put the crash bug in there on purpose for their pre-release version.
They claim that their duplication company leaked the disk they gave them, which I assume was to be duplicated.

Why would a game company duplicate a pre-release version in the first place?

I think the game was just buggy and they are trying to pull a "we meant to do that" in order to explain the crappy pc reviews for their buggy product...
1409  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / weird activation issue on: August 08, 2008, 05:55:39 PM
Has anyone come across this before:
I have a system that I am reformating for someone. It has a Win XP Pro sticker on it. After I format the drive and install the OS, I get an activation warning immiediatly on first boot up. I cannot wait until later since the system won't let me login. If I try to activate over the net, it appears to work, but then logs me right out. Same thing if I do a phone activation. I even tried using the key on a different test pc and the same thing happens, so it looks like a problem with the key. I at first thought it might be a bogus key, but wouldn't the phone activation warn me instead of giving me an access code?
What also happened, was after I put in the phone access it said activated and logged me out and said I still needed to activate. When I tried to activate again, it said it was already activated and logged me out again...

1410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First review of 'The Dark Knight' on: July 18, 2008, 01:03:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 18, 2008, 07:39:04 AM

ok, important question:  is there anything after the credits like with Iron Man?

There wasn't at my showing, which was disappointing....
1411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight at 88% on rottentomatoes!?! (so far) on: July 18, 2008, 03:26:58 AM
Just finished watching it at an advanced screening. (Thanks Intel and Dell!)
Movie was awesome. If you were upset over Heath Ledgers death before, you will probably be more so. His little spin on the Joker was spot on....

Some "spoilers" (more like things to look out for...)

Spoiler for Hiden:
  • Watch me make this pencil disappear!
  • RTFM Bruce
  • Walking out of the hospital
  • 2 Faces awesome makeup
  • Zeus!
  • hope he has car insurance  crybaby X2

Definiately a great action movie. Probably a little too much talky and not enough Joker, but that's just cause I would love to see a non-stop action movie.
1412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (Hellgate: London) Who's in? on: July 13, 2008, 01:59:01 PM
Will any of ths affect the single player game? Also, what about the people who bought the "lifetime" subscrition? SOL?

1413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/23) on: June 29, 2008, 09:35:53 PM
Is Alone in the Drk actually out for the PC yet? I haven't heard any feedback on it and it wasn't in Microcenter yet.
1414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore Creature Creator to be released on June 17th (PICS!) on: June 29, 2008, 09:34:10 PM

Quote from: Dimmona on June 16, 2008, 04:42:56 AM

**Not Work Safe**
**Not Work Safe**
**Not Work Safe**

I shudder to think what other stuff we'll see get created with this thing:

Is it wrong to wonder how well that creature would actually do in the game?
1415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Oblivion] I'd Like To Invite You To Play With POOP. on: June 27, 2008, 06:21:47 AM
Can't find torrent file! Error

I can has POOP?
1416  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Xbox 360 GTA IV] Tuesday Night Geezers Gone Gang-Bangin' on: April 30, 2008, 12:40:49 PM

Quote from: Chaz on April 30, 2008, 04:13:29 AM

Also, was getting wicked echo on my headset.

I was getting the same thing until I checked my audio settings for the headset. chenage it from the default of headset and speakers to headset only.

MP was fun last night, although I find it funny that the SECOND we spawned in free mode, someone starts shooting.... No discussion of option games or anything. I was hoping for a fun game of mall walkers or parade....

It was fun though, too fun, since I ended up delaying a report for work for over an hour.....better late than never...
1417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 29, 2008, 01:16:24 AM

Quote from: Arclight on April 28, 2008, 08:26:31 PM

Quote from: TC Weidner on April 28, 2008, 08:22:01 PM

the Sopranos had sex scenes all the time, BECAUSE it helps fill out the under world these people live in. Hookers. strip clubs are a very real plot device.  These people like Nico, dont go home and have a Beaver Cleaver lifestyle. 

It is all a part of their world.  Again to say that sex is bad, but running people over for fun is OK is hypocritical.
but why do you feel the need to advocate virtual sex when it is handled in such a crass and immature manner?
  how do you think it really happens in real life? how is it different and immature.  A john cruises, locates a hooker, drives to an out of the way place, discusses price, gets off, pay.  So how is this game different from real life.

FYi. I dont frequent hookers but I live in the city and its pretty obvious how this goes down.

So in real life would you hide around a corner and watch this happen?
not since my last arrest.....
1418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When will the price of gasoline change your habits? on: April 26, 2008, 12:23:52 AM

Quote from: Purge on April 26, 2006, 09:30:41 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X
Quote from: hepcat
damn price of gas has already changed my usual routine...

...killings are down in my neighborhood by 75 percent!

Drive-by bike killings may rise... AS I'M INVADING WITH MY RAT PATROL GANG!

Yeah, it was almost a joke.

Can't you PEOPLE BE SERIOUS??? I mean, come ON. Driveby shootings are down ... sheesh. Yeah, RIGHT.

It's not like the cost of bullets has gone up.

not to mention, people doing drivebys will just steal gas if it gets too high..
As for changing my driving habits, I have.... I drive a LOT more now...

I just got a promotion and have to go to 12 different locations throughout the week.

I drive either a:
92 sentra
01 sportage
05 H2
I do however get paid mileage and even if I drove the H2, would have enough to pay for the gas (although it would kill the extra for maintenance)

1419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4 discussion - Spoilers! on: April 25, 2008, 11:41:35 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on April 22, 2008, 09:15:16 PM

Won't Tori's face be red when it's revealed that the remaining one Cylon turns out to be Cali.

won't we all be surprised when we find out that the existing cylons were using pentiums with defective math coprocessors and there aren't 12 cylon models, but 12 thousand models and baltar is the only human left....
1420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blade 4? On hold for..oh...3 years I'd say on: April 25, 2008, 11:23:47 PM
I haven't been following this case, but doesn't he have an accountant to deal with his finances?
1421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4 discussion - Spoilers! on: April 22, 2008, 02:57:19 PM
Were do they keep the other models anyway? You would think that they could just go take a look at them if they're boxed or something...
1422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am Legend Teaser trailer on: April 22, 2008, 02:22:35 PM
There is an alternate ending, which seems better.
1423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 - nifty CE stuff on: March 31, 2008, 10:07:31 PM
Does anyone know of any real differences between the 360 and the PS3 version? Any idea which one, if either, looks better?
1424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This could be the geekiest thing I've ever done... on: March 12, 2008, 02:13:18 AM

Quote from: ATB on March 10, 2008, 05:08:57 PM

Yeah. Scranton is a dump.

One of my favorite shows is BSG. You don't see me building a rocket and jetting off to find Kobol do you? I mean really!

You should, it's lovely this time of yahren...
1425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sins of a Solar Empire - Beta Musings on: February 07, 2008, 04:57:50 AM
I picked up Gal Civ II as well recently and that does have a storyline. Even a simple one would have been nice I think.....
1426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sins of a Solar Empire - Beta Musings on: February 07, 2008, 03:42:22 AM
I bought this a while ago and realizing it's my fault for not paying attention and doing research, I was disappointed to realize that there is no single player campaign, especially after the intro video.......
That being said, if there is no campaign, how would you get an achievment to beat the game with X race?

Also, is there a way to accelerate time?
1427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars: Force Unleashed on: February 04, 2008, 05:13:45 AM
I think the idea for the grab thing was:

ST1: Crap I am being lifted into the air, let me grab onto something to hold me down. Oh look there's ST2.
ST2: WTF? Why are you dragging me into this?

This could have been cool in moderation/once in a while, but I have a feeling that it will be overplayed way too early...
1428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Torchwood, anyone else watch it? Come, please, let me know what's going on here? on: January 27, 2008, 03:38:22 AM
Jack has been in a few different episodes of Who. Quite a few if
Spoiler for Hiden:
you count his faces of Bo episodes

Spoiler for Hiden:
As was mentioned Jack is openly Bi and when people bring this up in various episodes, he thinks they are wierd for not being Bi. This is based on his culture where he comes from.
1429  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: looking for a list of co-op games on: January 21, 2008, 08:02:16 PM
Thanks. I am looking for PC only to use on my Lan. COH is on our list of possibles, GRAW sounds good, but I think we all finished it in SP mode already.
1430  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / looking for a list of co-op games on: January 20, 2008, 03:44:21 PM
I'm looking for a list of 3+ player games with co-op preferred.
FPS's and RTS's primarily, plus anything else you think would be interesting.
My friends and I just finished R6 Vegas and are about halfway through SWAT4. We also finished the maps in World in Conflict.

thanks in advance.
1431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sooo.... Cloverfield...(Most likely spoilers at some point) on: January 20, 2008, 03:38:56 PM

Quote from: Farscry on January 20, 2008, 07:48:45 AM

I did like that the final film segment showed the monster's origin. icon_wink

Uh, I must have misseed that. Can you spoiler the origin so I can look?
1432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sooo.... Cloverfield...(Most likely spoilers at some point) on: January 20, 2008, 05:44:05 AM
I'm surprised there is no post about this. What did everyone think?
Overall I was disappointed. There were a few good parts in it, but having shakey cam throughout the movie was a huge mistake I think. This could have been a really good movie and about 80%-90% less shakey cam would be a start. I would have preferred a 4 part movie. 1 part shakey cam and 3 parts regular. All from different vantage points and intermixed maybe.
I also think the beginning was too long and nowhere near enough action.
and forget the ending...bah....
I don't think I would recommend it to anyone, but it will make a bunch of money this weekend. all showings were sold out by me...
1433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bioshock movie on: January 18, 2008, 08:21:29 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 18, 2008, 01:20:00 PM

Maybe...and I'm stressing maybe....if they got Legendary Entertainment to do the work and got the right actors and screenplay.  There is enough meat on the storyline to justify a movie - my fear is if they say "Let's make Bioshock!" and then don't use the game story but instead invent something new.

It will be something new, but in an effort to appease fans, they promise that there will be water somewhere in the movie....and Big Daddy will be a pimp played by Samuel Jackson...
1434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hello Kitty...assault rifle? on: January 18, 2008, 08:20:27 PM
I have a feeling that doing that is actually illegal since it makes it look like a toy.
1435  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Turn if off or let it run? on: January 18, 2008, 08:17:28 PM
I believe that turning it on and off everyday will shorten it's life span faster than leaving it on. The little jolt of electricity the PC gets can do damage to it. I leave mine on 24/7 except when I am going away for several days.
1436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Astro Empires - Web Based Space MOG on: January 18, 2008, 01:56:54 AM

1) Tals, what is your guild on Ceti?
2) Victoria Raverna, what is the info on the OO guild?
3) Is there a tech/research chart somewhere that shows, build this to get this?

I started on the Alpha and Ceti servers and it's a decent time waster. Ceti is past the trial time, alpha has a day or 2 left. Leaning towards subscribing to both servers, but not possitive yet...
1437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stupid &^$&&% busted pipes! on: January 07, 2008, 11:27:51 PM
Just to show that you don't have it too bad, here's my broken pipe story....

We put our house on the market around June 06. Sometime around Oct 06, after lowering the price a bunch of times we found an interested buyer. Long story short, there were a bunch of delays and we weren't even close to closing until aroun Mid Jan 07. We were waiting for one or two final things only so we decided it was time to start moving. We ended up moving out by Feb. We left the heat on around 60-65. Around mid Feb we still hadn't closed on the house yet. I got a call from my realtor. Public Service had been over to check the meters and called them to say they heard running water. I rushed home and as I pull in, I can hear the water from the driveway. I open the side door and I have a nice waterfall coming down the stairs. I go into the 1st floor apartment and there is water everywhere and still coming through the ceiling. I go to the basement and there is about 5 feet of freezing water in there. 1st floor is totaled as is all the appliances in the basement and the 2nd floor kitchen (where the pipe broke) and the flooring on the 2nd floor.
The NEXT day I get a call from my attorney that everything is ready and we can close next week.......
They ended up buying the house anyway and we all dealt with the insurance and whatnot (what a nightmare).
They ended up with a much better house then they originally thought. I could have sold it for more after the repairs, but we just wanted to be done with it.....
1438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone watch Psych on: January 07, 2008, 06:03:20 PM
Dead Zone is more serious, but it does have its fun moments...
1439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am I Less of a Man for Using Body Wash? on: January 07, 2008, 06:02:44 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 07, 2008, 05:06:40 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 07, 2008, 12:40:21 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 07, 2008, 10:00:36 AM

do people still use bars of soap?  I thought that died out long ago.
I use some awesome smelling dove stuff.

Are you talking about that new Dove soap?  They have one, I forget what exactly is special about it, but it's freakin' awesome.  And that's not an adjective I would generally apply to soap.

I think it has those beads for cleaning the dead skin off or something. Whats that called?
1440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 07, 2008, 06:01:35 PM
In order for DLC to work it would have to :

1) Have a way to redownload your movies whenever and wherever.
2) There would have to be uber net speeds for everyone.

I don't think DLC will work for a while yet. Most people aren't going to want to wait 20+ minutes to download a movie, not to mention the fact that you'd have to have a server that would be able to store the downloads in your house. Most people won't be able to do this.
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