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15121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At Last: Recognition for a Job Well Done! on: December 14, 2006, 05:44:20 PM
It looks like it's based on the inuit stone structure inukshuk.
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games is using it.
15122  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: DELL.CA sale on 2407WFP - 699 CAD; free shipping!! (one day only) on: December 14, 2006, 03:35:48 PM
That's about $605.00 US and it has free shipping on it too.

I don't know if there is a comparable sale on the US site.
15123  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / DELL.CA sale on 2407WFP - 699 CAD; free shipping!! (one day only) on: December 14, 2006, 03:29:45 PM
I have the 2405FPW (prev. year model) and I freakin' love it!!

Not literally  disgust .. well, maybe a little.  icon_twisted

2407WFP (click on image)

15124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Third Party component cables... yay or nay? Wii. on: December 14, 2006, 03:17:54 PM
Soap on a Rope?

Your family is expecting you to have some prison time coming up?
15125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dare to replace "next gen"? on: December 14, 2006, 02:53:02 PM
Wait... all  "next gen" consoles have wireless controllers coming standard (except the 360 gimped).

15126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dare to replace "next gen"? on: December 14, 2006, 02:35:39 PM
I think that was Boom Boom kitty-f$#&.

And no... I think this generation's connectivity is the common-ground. Even though it's not as good as it could be, this is the online-gen. Or Wi-Fi gen.
15127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viva Pinata? on: December 14, 2006, 02:13:43 PM
If anyone wants to sell/trade their copy, I'd be interested.  icon_biggrin
15128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Military Folks- Abu Ghraib Question on: December 12, 2006, 07:44:55 PM
It is not the fault of the person who points out the crime. A rat is someone who blows the whistle to save their own ass, not "doing the right thing".

As to the harms way, one could state that Mr. Bush has directly put his troops in harms way. As it stands, the AG incident acted as fuel on the fire of an already active anti-american attitude.

Frankly, if the roles were reversed (a country like Iraq) were "bringing peace" to another nation and this got out, the USA would have just nuked the desert into an irradiated field of melted glass. This was a military crime, and it flies in the face of the "we're a morally and culturally advanced civilization; we expect you to change to our standards" that the Us/Iraqi occupation represents. Regardless of how your enemy behaves, there is a need to maintain the virtues upon which you expect others to follow.

"Do it or we'll violate your troops with broomsticks" ain't gonna fly in a media-centric society.  eek It will undermine your footing both at home AND on the front-lines; the fact that someone reported it is merely inevitability; that person was acting upon the doctrines taught by the culture they represent; the same one that was "hiding" the indescretions of their peers.
15129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need some advice ASAP on this TV on: December 12, 2006, 07:34:34 PM
The Aquos is amazing (I speak from experience; my parents have that one).  nod
15130  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 11/06) on: December 12, 2006, 03:25:21 PM
+1 to Mookee for Wii transaction.
+1 to Gellar for iPod Dock transaction.
+1 to Laner for Amped 3 transaction.
15131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phantasy Star Universe Review on: December 12, 2006, 12:28:53 AM
1: dunno
2: yes, a hunters license is required.
15132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 11, 2006, 07:09:47 PM
If you check out the front page, Samurai Warriors 2: Empires has just been announced.

3 months from now. (Feb27)
15133  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: FFXI took my MMO virginity - now I wants me some WoW on: December 11, 2006, 04:56:24 PM
There is nothing, I mean NOTHING, as satisfying in WoW that can compete with a well-balanced party in FFXI. It's all about chaining monsters and no downtime.

Unfortunately there is nothing, I mean NOTHING, as elusive as a well-balanced party in FFXI. Not even the Emperor Dragonfly in Valkurm is that rare... disgust If you get yourself into a fairly large (not tooo large) Linkshell (read:clan) then it makes it worthwhile.

I played for about a year; I loved it. When I first started WoW (last public beta) I was enthralled with the ability to solo... that wore off pretty quick. Oh, and the cost of things in FFXI is astronomical. Utsusemi anyone? Hell, throwing stars have a <50% hit rate, and cost 10k a stack (and that was over a year ago).
15134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: McDonalds just got owned. on: December 11, 2006, 04:44:58 PM

Quote from: Grievous Angel on December 11, 2006, 02:57:05 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on December 09, 2006, 01:20:52 PM

Yeah I'd be using the dollar menu until I read this..

But there is a difference between something made from good ground beef and a manufactured, frozen patty made of cow lips, newspaper, and chemical beef flavoring.

Unbreakable where did you hear that from? Because it makes me sick to my stomach just reading it, let alone actually trying a mcdonalds burger. (I usually end up at McD's once a week when I'm running late for work)

If there's any truth to that though (damn that's disgusting) it's going to change my entire outlook on McDonalds, to the point of me probably never eating there again.
For crying out loud.. fucking lips and NEWSPAPER?!?  wasted

It's not the least bit true, don't worry. USDA/FSIS inspectors watch large meat-processing plants like a hawk, so there's no chance that anything other than ground beef is going into the burgers. McD's may not be the healthiest thing in the world, but you're not eating the Washington Post or USA Today if you go there.  icon_smile

Oh, and hawk-bits too. You might even find a feather.

1. a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment or torture.  
2. a person or thing that applies or administers punishment or severe criticism.  
3. a cause of affliction or calamity: Disease and famine are scourges of humanity.  
–verb (used with object) 4. to whip with a scourge; lash.  
5. to punish, chastise, or criticize severely.  

[Origin: 1175–1225; (n.) ME < AF escorge, deriv. of escorgier to whip < VL *excorrigiāre, deriv. of L corrigia thong, whip (see ex-1); (v.) ME < OF escorgier]

Famine and disease have historically been related to divine punishments upon mortals. Up until the mid 1800's years ago, "GOD" was the prevelant force in all things in the world. Apparently "SCIENCE" is taking over now. Even the origins of the word are derived from a tool of punishment.

So mleh.  Tongue deadhorse

McDicks doesn't get my money often, but they do get it sometimes. I take the salads instead of fries, but the Big Xtra with cheese is something I enjoy... mayo and ketchup/catsup/reddish-candied-tomato-sauce omitted.

And I agree, BK or Wendys are better; they just aren't anywhere near me.
15135  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: I'd like to ban Superhiro on: December 11, 2006, 04:56:42 AM

Quote from: Purge on December 09, 2006, 03:33:15 PM

If I hear ONE MORE PEEP outta either of you, I'm turning this car around!!  mad
Quote from: from the open-mouth-breathing masses

15136  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: I'd like to ban Superhiro on: December 09, 2006, 03:33:15 PM
If I hear ONE MORE PEEP outta either of you, I'm turning this car around!!  mad
15137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: McDonalds just got owned. on: December 09, 2006, 05:57:26 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 08, 2006, 06:03:27 AM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on December 07, 2006, 08:04:09 PM

Quote from: Kobra on December 07, 2006, 05:03:39 PM

Because McDonalds is a scourge.

This word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Actually it does.

No. A scourge is a punishment; it's not self-inflicted.

If people stopped eating there, they would not exist. Mikky-D's is self-inflicted by the populace.
15138  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: UPDATED with prices: 360 Games and iPod Accessories for sale on: December 09, 2006, 05:25:46 AM
Sorry EN9; Laner sent me a PM this morning and pp'd me. frown

Interested in any others?
15139  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: It needs to stop. on: December 09, 2006, 03:40:21 AM
pshaw... did you just use "Moderation" in a sentence?

That completely disagrees with my current level of drunk.

I say nix (nichts) on the M word. Viva la Conflicte!
15140  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / I'd like to ban Superhiro on: December 09, 2006, 03:36:37 AM
as the word is Schadenfreude.

 That is a word that is near and dear to my heart. It needs to be cherished, not butchered by the english populace.

Ooo, and Angst. We gotta hunt us down some self-important psychologists who need to make themselves look big by using the word "fear" in other languages.

Farking Ice-holes.  disgust  icon_twisted
15141  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS/T: Two (2) SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo Flash Memory on: December 09, 2006, 03:18:46 AM
15142  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is Lord Ebonstone banned? on: December 08, 2006, 07:25:57 PM
Between KD and Warning, that was the "complete" answer I was looking for. The KGB thing was what I was worried about; I don't like over-moderation. I'm very happy to see that this isn't the case. smile I also have a warm-n-fuzzy that people are given consideration and that (at least some of us) are willing to tolerate beyond the letter of the law and see the spirit.

As to -LE-: the management are the ones to make that decision. I appreciated the fact that Ron was willing to listen to us in a situation where the community wanted him back, but I for one am not calling for a recount of the vote.

-LE- blew it; there isn't a damn thing anyone other than LE could have done about it. He should have been more moderate in his posts; and I'm not sure he's crying in his milk right now about this.

Now, who do we ban next? ATB? He's always dropping snide remarks.  icon_twisted
15143  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is Lord Ebonstone banned? on: December 08, 2006, 04:31:28 PM
KD, read up. I updated it whilst you were replying.  I need my own personal editor. or at least use the "Preview" button. icon_lol

Oh, actually, the directors commentary on Dogma is on the Vulgar DVD cuz he couldn't release it with the publishers approval.
15144  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is Lord Ebonstone banned? on: December 08, 2006, 03:37:35 PM
Before you read this: consider that I am only stating my personal opinion. If you don't like this discussion, there are thousands of other threads for you to enjoy.

Suggesting that I care any more about one organized religion over would be a misnomer. I see the benefits of religion and most of them come out as family values and community. Point those people towards something, and it goes from "community" to "mob" in a heartbeat. For reference to my feelings on this, watch the Directors commentary on the Dogma Special Edition DVD to understand, from a first-hand account, of persecution by the "Conservative Christians".

Christianity is generally considered a conservative faith (it certainly isn't a hedonists first choice for faith  :slywink: ). Censorship in North America is largely held by Christianity, and right now we have an uproar on seeing a nipple and 3 different versions of gore-shows like CSI that have licence to print money on the TV ratings.

Saying "Conservative Christian" to me is like saying "religious zealot" poor choice of words ... more like "Christian extremist" or "Christian fundamentalist". Swap Israeli, Jew or Muslim into that and you start to see the picture I get. Zealot is technically the right term, but for news reference they tend to "soften it up" a bit when one of these whackos goes and suicide bombs, or keeps his wife and kids locked up and abuses them physically or mentally. This is a border-free comment, I am not singling any nation or religion in this comment. The scope is the width of humanity, right down to the darkest nether reaches of the radical religious soul.

Using the term Conservative in that context is parallel to the Russian regime who ran Germany prior to fall of the Berlin wall calling themselves "DDR - Deutsche Demokratishe Republik" ... translated to mean Republic of Democratic Germany.

I am not at ALL calling out anyone or any religion in this post; I am merely outlining that just because it says "christ" doesn't mean that he's talking about your own connection with god, or the community YOU subscribe to.

He's had his warnings, people don't want him here, whatever. If he's gone, he's gone. LE was the black sheep; I get that. He sometimes used cuss words and crossed lines. He got better at doing it, and he DID contribute to this board more than he crossed lines. He has crossed his last line here, and that's fine. I am not railing against a decision; I am concerned that we are following letter more than spirit is all.

I would like to applaud KD for allowing a frank discussion on the subject without having the thread locked down. That we have been able to discuss this and provide viewpoints without hollerin' and name-calling is a testament to the people here, and don't think that I for a minute hold that in less-than-noteworthy regard.

Oh, and I DID mean statute of limitation.  (see #5 on limitation) :slywink:

[edited to fill out the ideas more fully]
15145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 -- Keep it or sell it? on: December 08, 2006, 03:11:28 PM
I'd sell it on eBay for profit (100 bux is still more than you had before you sold it, right?). Then you spend that money on her; she sounds like a keep'er  icon_biggrin.

You could also offer it to someone here at low-no profit if someone is clamoring for one.
15146  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 360 Games and iPod Accessories for sale on: December 08, 2006, 02:21:13 PM
Gellar, I shipped the dock two days ago. Sorry for the delay, life has been crazy. I threw in an iPod USB cable no charge. It should get there in the next 10 business days.

15147  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTS BFG 7900GT OC on: December 08, 2006, 02:05:30 PM
PM sent.
15148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phantasy Star Universe Review on: December 08, 2006, 05:27:19 AM
Note: Mikagami plays the PC version, so 360 users won't find him.

And that whoring thing doesn't get you a hunters license, it just means everyone doesn't need to go out to buy a copy.

I don't know if it constitutes piracy, (as some mmorpgs "give away" the software) but Mikagami doesn't do it. Hell, he's in London Ontario. There's no one to GIVE it too. Tongue

I remember him laughing his arse off about it on the phone though... it's almost unheard of to not have to type in a sentence or two of gibberish to install a game.

Oh, and he's an addict.  disgust

Mik, remember to breathe when playing.. oh and the costumes thing? I'm gonna mail you a barbie game or two.. that'll be right up your "little miss dressup" alley.  ninja
15149  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is Lord Ebonstone banned? on: December 08, 2006, 05:20:56 AM
"Purge : the Demon Within ..." is the full name.  icon_twisted

Right now LW is the demon without ... GT, that is.

I relied on him for medicinal purposes. As soon as I started agreeing with him, I knew it was time to up the dosages!  :slywink: wasted
15150  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTS BFG 7900GT OC on: December 08, 2006, 05:17:55 AM
interested in buying it from you. How much? (send me a PM)
15151  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: RS:Vegas on: December 08, 2006, 05:16:20 AM
I need to get the house done, I'm not opening my copy until my sister moves in.

It's a reward, and it seems to be working. Tomorrow we put down the vinyl flooring. it's all prepped and ready to go.

A few doors, and some baseboards... we'll see. Maybe next weekend. biggrin
15152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Sales Numbers for November on: December 08, 2006, 05:10:45 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 08, 2006, 02:16:42 AM

Quote from: Graham on December 08, 2006, 01:50:11 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 08, 2006, 01:12:51 AM

Hello Xbox bias anyone?  The PS2 is still oustandingly successful and that is simply chalked up to 'replacement for dead PS2's' ?  Judging by most of the complaints on these forums lately I'd have to say that it's the Xbox 360 that has inflated statistics due to breakdowns!  Perhaps it says a lot that people would rather replace their PS2 than buy an Xbox.

As for the PSP, I dunno it's doin ok.  Obviously Nintendo is kicking it's ass but it's not too far behind the PS2 and Xbox 360 in sales.

Cut the crap with this "Xbox bias" BS.  Hello PS2 bias?  Remember this?,14916.msg186034.html#msg186034

It seems you have an issue when someone prefers the Xbox to the PS2.  You're more guilty of bias than those you are calling out.

LOL Graham has that been burning up inside of you for the past four months?  I'm glad you were finally able to get it out of your system.

Unlikely. It's just that people tend to remember ridiculous claims... Graham was out of line with bringing up comments you'd written; it would have served him just as well to reply to your "Hello Bias" comment with a "Whoever smelled it, dealt it" retort.

Oh, wait, is that what just happened, except with finesse and even a reference point? Nice. Now, moving along. None of those numbers look bad. Even the PSP is doing well; just not as well as the DS. The DS has had a recent re-release so I'm thinking Nintendo plays that card well.
15153  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: ROTTK XI on: December 08, 2006, 04:56:49 AM

PJ, did you and Mikagami get raised from the dead to play as extras in that Capcom game from a few months back??!!

Welcome back bud!!
15154  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is Lord Ebonstone banned? on: December 08, 2006, 04:43:58 AM
With regards to Gwar21; I gotta assume that Gwar is named after the band.  saywhat THAT would offend a Gwar fan?  paranoid icon_biggrin I'm not sure that would be my typical image of a "conservative Christian". To expose people to the context, Gwar is known to spray their live audiences with white foam from a giant phallus.

As to the "banned before" when is the last time you got a speeding ticket for being a little over the line? Have you gotten one since? Did they revoke your license based on it, permanently?

That's the point I was trying to make. If he got a warning last month, then burn him. If his last occurrence was over 6 months ago, I think there should be some statute of limitation or some consideration. I don't see that his comment needs to yank him from a board that I personally enjoy visiting so much. I am playing devil's advocate (although I doubt Devil would be trying to keep him here) as we should try to see all sides to the story. He can go off the deep end, but he's gotten a whole lot better about it. Was he truly making this place an unwelcome forum to visit?

Was it the "jingoistic" comment or are we hens just pecking at gravel? Was there something more intense that I'm not aware of? If you guys don't want to post it, that's fine. PM is OK too.  nod

Also, I am not evaluating Gwar21 as < -LE- based on history or post count. I just can't see how one flippant remark from a guy on the net would get to me, especially when you're taking a swing at him in the first place. LE dropped a troll post, and he replied to it. What did he expect would be the response? I am also not condoning the actions of LE in that one reply, but I am highlighting it as _one_ comment. If there isn't recent CoC violations, perma-ban seems harsh.
15155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 08, 2006, 04:25:31 AM
To clarify : DW5:E on 360 is better than any other DW games on any other last-gen platform, for the performance alone.

It is still a port though. And the multiplayer aspects of it are weak. It is RISK + Dynasty Warriors, and you have to give it some time to start enjoying it.

Samurai Warriors 2 is a better game overall, as the Multiplayer has more options and they got rid of the horrid "indoors" levels. Indoors in SW1 ruined the game, in SW2 it is encorporated.

Both still look like ports, but the gameplay on DW5:E is MOTS with no change to combo systems. The weapons are refreshing (you get upgrades in battles to which you get to apply to weapons). If you're not sure about how much time I've spent in both games, check out my achievements. slywink

SW2 has you buying stuff in a store to unlock new skills. I had it rented for over a month and a half.

N3 has a better told story, but it is shorter. It has way better graphics, and if you get past mashing buttons and learn the combos you can string some devastating effects.
I had almost completed all achievements, but there are some that are WAY annoying (like Inffyy's secret level with a boss that makes RAMM look like a chump).
15156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 08, 2006, 04:22:39 AM

Quote from: Mikagami on December 08, 2006, 03:21:10 AM

I've been Dynasty Warrior-ing it since the PS2 launch with DW2 in hand. (traded Armored Core 2 in for it since I found THAT game repetitive, HAH!)
Dunno what it is, but I can still go through these games and not even flinch at the repetitiveness.

Dynasty Warriors Empires is out for the 360. It gives you the DW hack an slashyness gameplay along with a touch of strategy game interface when it comes to deciding which nation you are attacking/defending.
That's about as updated as you're gonna get for the series.
Samurai Warriors has one out as well for the 360 in case you feel like swapping out China for some Japan.


I thought you had died in a colon transplant surgery that had gone so terribly wrong!!
15157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 08, 2006, 04:21:17 AM
X360 :

Samurai Warriors 2 > Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires > Ninety-Nine Nights.

N3 is enjoyable, but short. A week's rental at best.
15158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A friendly reminder about images in signatures on: December 08, 2006, 04:19:11 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 06, 2006, 06:01:14 PM

Not Purge, he should just be banned....
Was that...  saywhat a dig? From ATB? Ooo, hold on a sec... I know I left my "Surprised look" around here somewhere..

oh, wait.. here it is!  disgust
15159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A friendly reminder about images in signatures on: December 08, 2006, 04:17:34 AM

Quote from: warning on December 08, 2006, 03:31:57 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 08, 2006, 03:04:54 AM

You could always be like gellar and just insert your signature manually into each post you make. 

When gellar offers to "insert his signature manually" he's talking about something else entirely.

I'm pretty sure the term "Violation of the CoC" needs to be said.

Sound it out, boys'n'ATB.  Tongue
15160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Line for BD in ending soon on: December 07, 2006, 09:47:11 PM

Quote from: Jancelot on December 07, 2006, 08:53:00 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 07, 2006, 08:38:57 PM

I just have never seen people line up for a game before.  A console yes.  But a game?

There's a limited Premium / Blue Dragon bundle.  I think the initial allotment was 10k with up to 100k coming.  In fact I think the 360 might have have the BD symbol on it or something.

Uhm, Halo2 had stupid lines. frown
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