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961  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DC Universe-NDA lifted. Beta Impressions on: January 12, 2011, 11:08:26 PM

Quote from: rittchard on January 12, 2011, 09:36:20 PM

Quote from: Fez on January 12, 2011, 06:55:57 PM

Ritt, what server are you on?  My feeling is that this game is going to be trickier than most to socialize in so "guilds" or "leagues" are a must!

I just joined Brave New World, which was the only one anyone here posted about.  I assume it was PvE only though.

What server are you on?

Yes, it's PVE. I tend to avoid PVP... I end up playing a lot of MMO's as single player games.. smile
962  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: DC Universe-NDA lifted. Beta Impressions on: January 12, 2011, 04:53:51 AM
I'm on server Brave New World. Hero: Tag

Word of warning... it looks like if you equip found items, your appearance changes and you can't get back your original costume... I have only finished the hero tutorial mission so far though..
963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! on: December 21, 2010, 01:46:38 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on December 08, 2010, 09:08:50 AM

I have eighteen, not counting expansions.  They were all bought during the recent sales.  I haven't bought another game since, as I expected, because the prices are now ridiculous for the wrong reasons. slywink

Retail is still cheaper than digital distribution in general and Steam is certainly no exception.  In fact, Steam, Impulse and Gamersgate can't really be differentiated at all in the UK based on non-sale prices.  Therefore I would still give the edge to Impulse and GG because I don't have to ask them for permission to play my games.  Sorry, subscriptions...

In conclusion, then, Steam has absolutely found a place in my gaming life.  But it's no more than an alternative service.  Its one major plus is that its sales are amazing.  Impulse's sales would be funny if they weren't so insulting, not to mention the dreaded regional locks that plague its service.  Gamersgate's sales are actually very good and I like the loyalty rewards, however sadly they simply don't have the catalogue that Steam has.  Great support though.

I've gone from being outright hostile to Steam to "I'll use it if I have to or there's a fantastic sale on."  This is in some part due to some of my misconceptions being corrected in the other thread and from using the client myself.  I cannot, however, envisage a time when I'll be someone who doesn't even buy a game if it isn't on Steam.  Hell, I won't buy a game via the internet at all if I can get it at a reasonable price at retail.

Holiday sale is on. Prepare to empty your wallet!
964  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bank gave my Mom counterfit money on: December 07, 2010, 03:13:08 PM
I have had this happen to me and even after talking with the branch manager, they basically said there was nothing they could do.
Mine was a lot shorter time frame as well...
Went to bank, pulled cash, went to a fast food place to buy food, gave cash, THEY found out it was fake, went right back to bank.... all in the span of 20 minutes... They basically said the same thing... once you leave we have no way of knowing what you possibly did outside...
Called corporate and same story... They said it is my responsibility to leave before I check the teller area..... It was the bank where my job it's account so I had to stay with them for a while, but I took extra long checking every bill... pissed some people off, but I just kept telling customers the story and said tuff I am checking...
965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! on: December 02, 2010, 03:41:40 AM

Quote from: The Grue on December 02, 2010, 03:33:41 AM

Just curious why you guys bother backing up.  You can redownload whatever game and even the larger ones only take maybe 2 hours at the most to download.  I am pretty sure I have the self-restraint to wait two hours.  And while I am playing whatever game I am interested in, I can then begin downloading the next one.  I guess if I had 200 games, it might be an issue, but I am never playing 200 games at the same time.  Maybe three at most, I guess.  I dunno, it just seems like a huge pain to back this up to discs when I could just redownload.
I have 292 games in the library. Backing up is useful when rebuilding my PC or copying games to a 2nd or 3rd PC. much faster than downloading and less hassle...
My only complaint with steam is that I would like to be able to batch install when I rebuild... something where I select all the games I want, then hit install and it starts doing it's magic.. Right now, you have to install individually, wait for the installer to go a certain distance, then finish and start the next install while the first one DL's... As you add more and more installs to your DL queue, it takes longer and longer to get to that next game..
966  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3 on: December 02, 2010, 03:31:16 AM

Quote from: Turtle on May 01, 2010, 07:59:25 PM

They had a memorial for him, so he's dead.

Perhaps:
Your father Dent was seduced by the dark side of the Force horribly disfigured and emotionally scarred. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker Dent and became Darth Vader Two-Face. When that happened, the good man who was your father Dent was destroyed. So what I told you you saw in the movie was true, from a certain point of view
967  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What to do when 3 year old refuses to go to bed... on: December 02, 2010, 03:22:03 AM

Quote from: kratz on December 01, 2010, 03:30:51 PM

Quote from: Shinjin on December 01, 2010, 03:01:08 AM

And if she does vomit, when you go to clean it up, completely ignore her.  No talking, no eye contact.  Just take care of the messy sheets/pajamas/whatever and back to bed she goes.

No, no, no, no, no.  WTF it's not a dog.

Obviously, or he would have recommended rubbing her nose in it.... duh....

Anyway, crying IS something you have to get used to.....

You could also get a kinect and make her play a bunch of those games for an hour or so before bed.... My brother came over on Saturday with his 2 little ones and they played for a while and then had one of the easiest times getting them to bed....
968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! on: December 02, 2010, 03:16:01 AM

Quote from: theohall on December 02, 2010, 02:59:06 AM

Quote from: Punisher on December 02, 2010, 02:54:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 30, 2010, 05:45:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 30, 2010, 05:15:51 PM

As far as backing up Steam, can we back up everything to an external hard drive, or would I have to use discs? God knows if I use DVDs it'll take forever.

you have to use disks.


3.5  only.

I don't think this is entirely accurate, you may not know, but a recent patch has enabled 5.25 and ZIP discs as well...., the problem is that this patch also broke backing up to tape drive.. frown I believe CD's are due 1st quarter 2011, but don't quote me on that...

It's still cranking out punch cards for my backups.
Well whatever you do, don't drop them and mix them up or your hosed....
969  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC (spoilers) on: December 02, 2010, 03:15:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 01, 2010, 08:45:01 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 29, 2010, 09:31:28 PM

They're now pretty way off from the comics, but that's a good thing since it's a different medium.

the only thing I'm worried about is that they're going to skip a major event that should be coming up and would be a great cap for the season.

It's been a while since i read the first set of issues, but isn't:
Spoiler for Hiden:
the CDC issue new?
Also, I think they already missed a major plot point, but I may be remembering it wrong...
Possible MAJOR spoiler if they follow the comic....
Spoiler for Hiden:
Didn't the Carl/Shane scene already happen in the timeline of the comic? I thought it was before they moved?
970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! on: December 02, 2010, 02:54:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 30, 2010, 05:45:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 30, 2010, 05:15:51 PM

As far as backing up Steam, can we back up everything to an external hard drive, or would I have to use discs? God knows if I use DVDs it'll take forever.

you have to use disks.


3.5  only.

I don't think this is entirely accurate, you may not know, but a recent patch has enabled 5.25 and ZIP discs as well...., the problem is that this patch also broke backing up to tape drive.. frown I believe CD's are due 1st quarter 2011, but don't quote me on that...
971  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: GPS Recommendations? on: November 29, 2010, 11:00:02 PM
TomTom all the way! Tried others and always go back to TomTom.. only one I like the same is my android phone..
972  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.
973  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?
974  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...
975  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
976  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...
977  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...
978  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....
979  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
980  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....
981  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?
982  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....
983  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
984  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?
985  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....
986  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.
987  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...
988  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?
989  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....

990  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...
991  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.....
992  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....
993  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....
994  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?
995  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?
996  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?
997  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....
998  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...
999  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?
1000  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?
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