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961  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My new novel is coming soon! Warning - controversial title/topic on: April 15, 2010, 05:28:00 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 15, 2010, 02:00:23 PM

interesting - I'll be sure to check this out.... oh, and if I may - I dont know what a glory hole is, but you have a tiny spelling error

Along the way they will encounter bouncing glory hole boxes, militant lesbians, an undead general, a flying demon named Princess Sally, hoards of zombies, and a trio of secret agents hell bent on delivering a cease and desist to Lucifer himself.

its hordes, not hoards - and I mean that very constructively, since I have no idea whether you have an editor or not :-)

Maybe he meant Princess Sally hoards zombies?
962  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waiting for my doggie to get out of surgery on: April 14, 2010, 08:00:06 PM
Wow, that's a big cut.....

I wonder why they didn't just shave the whole dog? Just looks like a bad haircut...
963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: Episodes from Liberty City on: April 13, 2010, 11:44:55 AM
It's purchasable now from Steam...
964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hamlet on: April 09, 2010, 11:15:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 09, 2010, 05:36:50 AM

Shakespeare's classic play becomes an adventure game, but with a twist.  this has to be better than Hamlet 2!

1) I liked Hamlet 2!
2) This looks like the same plot, but without the awesome "Rock me sexy Jesus" section!
965  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cops can't chase in Welford. Not RP, just funny. on: April 08, 2010, 11:18:53 PM
OMG, even forgetting the idiocy of the memo, how did this person ever get elected? Shouldn't politicians be good public speakers?
966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fileplanet = new porn site? on: April 07, 2010, 06:41:04 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 07, 2010, 02:59:03 PM

heh, would you know, I actually thought of blotting that out, but thought people here were grown-up enough :-D

You have heard of lurkers haven't you?
967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: April 06, 2010, 11:38:13 AM

Quote from: Wargus on April 06, 2010, 02:59:49 AM

The grail of battletech games was the mechwarior sim that Wizards of the Coast had in their downtown store. Something like 10 pods linked, each set up like the cockpit of a mech with controls for resetting weapon power, gimble lock, heat, etc... dual joystick/throttle stick and foot controls: it was awesome.  I've wanted that setup at home ever since.

and now back to drm:

I was thinking about this earlier: I'm not against DRM, as long as it remains in the background, doesn't mess up my computer, and doesn't keep me from playing a game based on some third party issue out of my control.  I'd love to play AC2, but won't until they remove the DRM. Even then, if they wait to long and other things are out to catch my interest I still may not get it.

1) Those pods were awesome, so using those in conjuntion with everything else we are saying would be perfect.... (I believe you can still buy the pods, but they arent cheap...)

2) I don't think most of us are against DRM in general, but this type of DRM specifically.

3) Does anyone know if Austraila is fixed for S7 yet?
968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: April 06, 2010, 01:04:20 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 06, 2010, 12:19:58 AM

Multiplayer Battletech 3025 was the closest I've been to my perfect game fwiw

Not DRM related, but I too am looking for the ultimate Battletech game.... Actually something similiar to what the DS series of games was supposed to be....

I want something where I can run around, jump in a mech, armor, or aerotech vehicle... dock with and pilot dropships and jumpships, board the same, and go anywhere in a large universe... smile
969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Settlers 7 "Paths to a Kingdom" Early impressions! on: April 03, 2010, 05:18:01 PM

Quote from: Lorini on March 31, 2010, 11:22:56 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on March 31, 2010, 04:29:46 PM

Quote from: Lorini on March 30, 2010, 10:33:50 PM

Then don't play it if you are in Australia [...] It's just not that big a deal.

Nice fucking attitude there, Lorini.  It's probably a huge deal if you're in Australia and had really been looking forward to the game.

(With apologies to Vizionblind; I did try and stay out of it, but everyone else is doing it (and my post has been very heavily toned-down from what I originally had slywink))

How the hell is $50 of your entertainment dollar a huge deal? I wish I had a life where $50 was a huge deal. Looking at health, family, work these types of things are huge deals. Waiting for Ubisoft to fix this (which they are doing) is not a huge deal. In fact, if $50 is a huge deal in your life, you need to save for something which really is a huge deal.

It must be nice to feel that you can randomly give away $50.... Can I send you my address?  icon_twisted(Not too mention, aren't games more expensive there?)
970  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Expendables on: April 03, 2010, 05:07:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 03, 2010, 05:02:55 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 03, 2010, 02:41:01 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 03, 2010, 02:29:57 AM

Very impressive for the sequel, what other action heroes can they add to the next movie?

Jean Claude van Damme
Carl Weathers
Al Leong
Michael Biehn

Jesse Ventura can do a cameo with Billy Dee Williams.

oh lord, how could I forget Chuck Norris, Mr. T and Steven Segal?

This is planned already and is what the Mayans saw in the future for 2012...
971  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Expendables on: April 03, 2010, 05:06:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 01, 2010, 10:39:06 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 01, 2010, 09:16:23 PM

I don't know.  Several scenes made me say Hell Yeah!

while it was all awesome none of them topped scene with the Holy Trinity though.

Holy crap, I knew Sly was in it, but the other 2? The only question is why not sooner!!!
972  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: All kinds of awesome on: March 31, 2010, 12:49:03 AM
My faith in the GT community is falling... frown
Well, I thought it was awesome....
973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / All kinds of awesome on: March 31, 2010, 12:15:39 AM
Awesome video!
974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: March 28, 2010, 06:30:27 PM

Quote from: Reemul on March 28, 2010, 01:41:09 PM

Well i've just picked up Assasins Creed II for 10 in town in an Easter Sale. Such a big drop so quickly makes it seem that it hasn't sold at all well.

Problem is you don't know whether it means DRM the issue or the fact that it wouldn't have sold anyways and piracy would then have got the blame. Either way it's not likely we will see many more games like this full stop if they don't sell.

Well, since they have publicly said that the DRM works and this wasn't pirated properly, they can't use piracy as an issue anymore.....
Maybe they'll realize this and drop all DRM from their future games, this way if a game sucks, they can still have a piracy scapegoat!
975  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need advice on a good free antivirus program (Antivirus Soft) on: March 28, 2010, 01:11:20 AM
As mentioned, nothing is perfect, but I have always felt that you get what you pay for...
976  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Virus help. Anyone know what this is? on: March 28, 2010, 01:05:31 AM
Try updating Malware Bytes in regular mode. If you can't, then it is usually a symptom of the malware/virus...

Double check you proxy settings....
In Internet Explorer Goto: Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN settings. Make sure proxy is not checked and automatic is checked and retry Malware Bytes update.

Also: Either goto safe mode or get a boot cd and delete all temp folders.
Gotot each user in documents and settings or Users and look for local settings and delete temp and temp internet folders
goto root of C: and delete temp folder if there.
Goto windows folder and into the temp folder and delete all files.
you may get "in use" errors. if you do select the other files and delete again. repeat as needed.
also install, update, and run: Spybot and adaware.... Run all of the tools in safe mode first if possible. Rerun the gambit of tools. some that didnt work before may work now. Then run all in reg mode...

Very time intesive, but the best way to make sure....
977  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God Mode! on: March 26, 2010, 12:51:59 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on March 22, 2010, 10:00:39 PM

A 17-year old gamer in China survived the unthinkable: Accused of cheating in a 'CounterStrike' game at a local gaming cafe, he got stabbed thru the head with a footlong rusty knife. Unbelievably.. he survived!!! I've heard and witnessed online gamer rage thru the years, but this tops it!  icon_eek
Well, obviously he was cheating and as the title suggests he was using god mode......
978  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oh no! Someones at the door, its dark, and my door is wide open! on: March 26, 2010, 12:50:45 AM

Quote from: hepcat on March 24, 2010, 07:06:33 PM

Quote from: Canuck on March 24, 2010, 12:12:44 AM

Jesus Christ thank God I don't live in an area where a knock on the door elicits this kind of response.
The fact that anyone thinks about needing a shotgun when someone knocks on the door just scares the fucking shit out of me.

let's be WAS a particularly loud knock.  it could very well have been Jehova's Witnesses.

See, this is info we need... If he's in a JW area, then the shotgun is warranted....
979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on: March 26, 2010, 12:29:53 AM
Just finished watching it. I am voting for Russell and Rob... I want them in the final 2....
Rob and Russel are pretty equal IMO..... Russel made first move talking about giving parvati the idol, Rob countered with the split vote strategy, russell counter-countered with playing Tyson....

I also give Russell credit with keeping his word to parvati... the reality is, he took a chance in the hope that Tyson was a fool...

980  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: possible promotion for Prime Customers? on: March 22, 2010, 07:22:48 AM

Quote from: Rhinohelix on March 21, 2010, 10:54:10 PM

all I ended up doing was  take phone camera pics of the titles that interested me.  When I got in the car, I ordered two books on the iPhone Amazon app.  icon_twisted

My Droid has a camera/scanner app where you "scan" the barcode and it looks up the item.. Surely the Iphone has something similiar you could link to Amazon?
981  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oh no! Someones at the door, its dark, and my door is wide open! on: March 22, 2010, 07:19:29 AM
Maybe you should just give your dog a key? or a curfew?
982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C DRM question on: March 20, 2010, 12:19:27 AM
Glad I started this thread.... Looks like I saved myself some lost money.... Juts have to wait for YouTube to catch up and watch the videos... good or bad, I think I'd like to see the ending, even if they killed the game. I was looking forward to it, but with there "no DRM here" and the gameplay changes, it's not happening...
983  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I have no faith in mankind on: March 17, 2010, 09:59:10 PM
As mentioned, I really hope 99% of those comments are sarcastic....

As for the google search thing, I deal with this all the time..... I am constantly providing customers with phone support in order to avoid free 2nd visits for mostly user error. I use Go2myPC express for remote access at times and I'll tell the customer to type into their address bar..... 90% of the time it takes them to there search provider because they put it in the wrong spot. I still have many people arguing with me when I tell them that they either typed it wrong or they are NOT putting it in the address bar. I sometimes feel that my head will explode.... Part of me wishes that we had a licensing system for PC use with various levels of allowance.....
984  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy crap, will it just stop raining already? on: March 17, 2010, 12:48:25 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 17, 2010, 11:53:13 AM

Thinking of picking up Comcast for internet service

Just an FYI, the cable companies are in the same boat... I have had multiple cancelations from customers this week due to loss of Internet and/or power... Some are being told next week...maybe....
I had one customer lose Internet Saturday, have it come back Tuesday morning, then lose power Tuesday afternoon. He told me that they still have tress coming down or being held up by the various lines....
985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 17, 2010, 12:44:22 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 17, 2010, 08:06:29 AM

OK, got it running by upgrading my nVidia drivers to 196.21.  holy hell this game is beautiful.

This is why I wanted it... I'm a graphics whore....but I have recently decided that I need to be able to enjoy playing the game as well... super snipers and buggy shooting as mentioned in KD's review have me worried....

Is it present in the PC version? How about the animation issues?
986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C DRM question on: March 17, 2010, 12:42:44 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on March 17, 2010, 07:14:15 AM

Quote from: Punisher on March 17, 2010, 01:13:56 AM

But I was counting on you to be my guinea pig!!! What will I do now?!?!?  paranoid

Yeah, sorry, but $50 is too much for a game that sounds like it has absolutely nothing in common with the predecessors in the series. I was in it mostly to see how the Kane story ends, but as others have suggested I think I'll just watch all the videos on Youtube and pretend I played it instead.

You Tube don't fail us now!!!
987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 17, 2010, 01:44:05 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 16, 2010, 10:09:45 PM

My review is for the 360 version.  Some of the stuff that I ran into, I doubt you'll see on the PC.   Either way, here is my review:
I am confused... Looking at the review, it seems that there are some serious coding/gameplay issues. Why wouldn't these be on the PC?
988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C DRM question on: March 17, 2010, 01:13:56 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on March 16, 2010, 07:35:44 PM

I'm out. I found out there's no real resource model in the game today. So this isn't C&C, it's World in Conflict with Kane videos in between.

I didn't really enjoy World in Conflict. I'll be passing now.

But I was counting on you to be my guinea pig!!! What will I do now?!?!?  paranoid
989  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: March 16, 2010, 12:54:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 16, 2010, 03:44:24 AM

Quote from: Punisher on March 16, 2010, 02:28:35 AM

When is the series finale? I'm still waiting for this to end with answers before I start watching it...

Sunday, May 23.
Thanks... 2 more months, then probably another month or 2 to hit DVD.... Still have a wait then...
990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C DRM question on: March 16, 2010, 12:42:56 PM
Thanks.... I am mostly interested in the storyline to see how it ends.... Worst case scenerio, someone will probably post the entire story on You Tube at some point... If the DRM is acceptable to me, I'll buy it though to play through....
991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: March 16, 2010, 02:28:35 AM
When is the series finale? I'm still waiting for this to end with answers before I start watching it...
992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy crap, will it just stop raining already? on: March 16, 2010, 02:27:21 AM
I live in NE NJ.... We lost power Sat and got it back late Sun... We had about3"-4" in the basement and what looks like an oil spill... No idea where that is coming from... I thought the sump pump at first, but it's did start working once power went on....
I drive around a lot for my job an easily spent about 2-3 hours of driving time going around detours.... TON's of detours and many areas were pitch black this evening.... Thank God for GPS....
One job I went to had a branch fall about 20 feet in back of my truck while I was onsite... If I had decided to park there....BAM... 2nd sunroof...
Saw lots of downed tress, poer poles/lines and many trees like Bullwinkle's... just about ready to fall....
I'd swear that at least one town had more roads closed than open.... Some people still being told Thursday at the earliest for power and I'd believe it....
993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C DRM question on: March 16, 2010, 01:53:43 AM
Well, my main concern is with Single Player and if I need an always on connection for that or if it will drop me.

Hopefully, someone finds out...
994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / C&C DRM question on: March 15, 2010, 12:13:54 PM
I'm sure it's been answered, but I can't find it.... Does anyone know what is the DRM for C&C 4 is?
I saw this on Steam:
Online Disclaimer

and I'm now worried that it is similiar to Ubisuck's DRM and I wont be able to play......
Anyone know the extent of it?
995  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pretty cool cosplay outfits...maybe nsfw on: March 14, 2010, 03:35:36 PM
I tried looking at the Altair ones, but my connection must have dropped.... ninja

The rest were cool! smile
996  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Car gauges not glowing on: March 12, 2010, 03:33:32 PM
Besides the fuse check your plutonium levels for extra glow.....
997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam--your cd key is already in use on: March 12, 2010, 03:21:55 PM

Quote from: Crawley on March 11, 2010, 10:56:38 PM

What's the story with this game? Is Steam required to install/play it? Or is the key just used to get a digital download copy from Steam?
Actually, I am curious why you put the key in steam too.
998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam--your cd key is already in use on: March 11, 2010, 09:16:54 PM
1) If paid by credit card, do a charge back
2) Bring it back to a different BB and just tell them you're getting cd errors during install and you want to exchange it.
3) Call the DM back and tell him/her that Steam told you that it looks like the game was used and returned to the store before you bought it.
999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: March 09, 2010, 02:26:04 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on March 09, 2010, 12:48:08 AM

The only problem is that I'm pretty sure if nobody buys the PC version they'll just spin it saying that they had a true fix for Piracy and that there aren't enough PC gamers out there to buy there games that they just won't release for the PC anymore.

I'm sure Dice would disagree with them....
1000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: March 08, 2010, 12:52:00 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 08, 2010, 12:34:19 AM

I'm not a tech guy by any means, but it seems to me that dedicated servers, infrastructure, bandwidth for constant monitoring, personnel, etc., would be far more expensive that what they would have lost from "casual" piracy.  Am I way off-base there?
It would depend on how much they attribute to piracy and IF that was the only reason for the DRM (preventing used sales is another reason)

Don't know how many servers they have, but if the servers are dedicated to the DRM let's say they are $1500-$2000 each.. Maybe they have 25? Thebandwidth for the monitoring would probably be minimal as would the personnel. They have montioried the existing issue for a day now, not sure if it's fixed or not yet, but that would indicate minimal personnel. Not too mention I doubt very much they hired anyone for this, they probably used existing admins... bandwidth for the verification is also probably not that much either..
Also, they could get away with chear/less servers than I mentioned...
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