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15201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Identify these games! [Forum Game] on: November 15, 2006, 02:44:07 PM
Laner, you're up!
15202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 15, 2006, 02:30:36 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 15, 2006, 06:31:21 AM

Who was to forsee that developers would basically ignore the second screen and touch functions?  As it's been said before countless times, most of the DS's best games make little to no use of either the second screen, touch features, or both.

By that logic we should be concerned when any game on ANY system doesn't uses all the buttons on a controller, and every mech game for the xbox should be crucified for not using the Steel Battalion controller.

Fact of the matter is, the second screen CAN be used, and often is. That is a big bonus. Even if some of the functionality is ignored for certain games, it doesn't mean there is no value add for the product line.

Just because my speedometer goes to 220 kph doesn't mean I always use it... just when I'm headin' home and gotta pee  :slywink:
15203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 15, 2006, 02:26:38 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 15, 2006, 05:02:45 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 15, 2006, 12:35:19 AM

PS has name recognition... but it's SIX HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS.  Sorry, but you aren't going to have any non-gamers entering that market... unless it's as pirate friendly as the PS and PS2 were.  And since Sony loses a suitcase full of money every time somebody buys a PS3, they are completely screwed unless people are buying 10-20 games a year (at least).  At $60+ per game... the PS3 is exclusively a rich-boys toy.
Rich boys' toy = mark of status = higher perceived value = higher demand.  It actually works in the system's favor.

Just like the 3DO.  Roll Eyes
15204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/13) on: November 14, 2006, 07:47:31 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 13, 2006, 05:13:21 PM

Hmmm....where to begin.....   icon_cool

PS3:
Genji: Days of the Blade
NBA 2K7
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom


360:
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007

Wii:
Excite Truck
Madden NFL 07
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Red Steel
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
A Bunch of Virtual Console Games


PC:
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate
Medieval II: Total War
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

K I gotta ask... WTF do you do for a living? that's like 1700 hours of gaming and about 3G worth of stuff (without the "virtual console" games ). Cripes man.  eek
15205  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] HEROES - Man, have I changed my tune... on: November 14, 2006, 02:13:23 PM
GET A SPOILER TAG on the topic so we don't need to do this with buttons.

Mohinders powers ....
Spoiler for Hiden:
I think Mohinders parents have TWO gifted children.

I think Mohinder's "inner child" is kind of like Soul Reaver ... he passes through the spirit world to retrieve what he "needs". Just like the artist, his powers aren't physical; they've got intellectual / pre-cognative powers that surpass the boundaries of conventional thinking.
15206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best New TV Show? on: November 14, 2006, 01:40:54 PM

Quote from: GGMark on November 14, 2006, 09:30:54 AM

Heroes is my vote.

+1 Shouldn't this be a poll?
15207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie Recommendation : Flushed Away. on: November 14, 2006, 01:30:14 PM

Quote from: Qbe on November 10, 2006, 05:17:52 PM

It wasn't trying to be anything deep or meaningful, just fun, and it succeeded.
More than Cars did.  Much more.

+1
15208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got a 360...now i need 1 game recommendation!! on: November 12, 2006, 04:45:13 AM
Get oblivion if you don't play it on PC.

it isn't at ALL like a JRPG.
15209  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Recommendation : Flushed Away. on: November 10, 2006, 02:57:31 PM
It has Jean Reno. Nuff said.  nod
15210  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Buying a set of these; on: November 10, 2006, 04:21:43 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on November 10, 2006, 03:22:35 AM

Bocce Ball is soooo much more fun, especially when all your Uncles are big old Italians!

...spooonman! Feel the rhythm in your hand...  </soundgarden>

Sorry, couldn't resist. That "when all your Uncles are big old Italians!" was misread as "all my friends are Indians!"
15211  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Anyone have Windows Media Center 2005? on: November 10, 2006, 04:17:29 AM
That is from WITHIN the media center software.

Windows XP MCE 2005 = Windows XP Pro SP2 + MCE toys (which work with XBOX/360 media center extenders etc).
15212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 09, 2006, 08:51:43 PM

Quote from: Semaj on November 09, 2006, 08:10:07 PM

Yes Attitude helps, as does alcohol, but what I said was the model gets women coming up to him hitting on him and trying to dirty things before personality has a chance to play a role.

James, 80% of communication requires no speaking. Body language has everything to do with showing confidence.
For instance, in a crowded bar with loud music and you're talking with a girl and you're both having a hard time hearing each other do you :

A) Ignore her.
B) move in close so you can talk with her.
C) talk a little louder and expect her to lean into you?

The right answer is C. Make her come to you; leaning in to her shows insecurity.
It's so simple, but damn it works. Women don't want a guy who struts like a peacock, but they want someone who holds themselves as valuable; they don't want to waste time on someone who doesn't respect themselves. This doesn't happen on a conscious level all the time, but I can think of situations where it does.

My sister, for instance, was at a decision point with her fiancee. He showed weakness (begged her to stay) and it clinched it. She thought of herself as more valuable, and therefore didn't want to get tied down to someone who wasn't. She's wrong; the guy was great to her and put up with more than I personally would in a relationship (this isn't a knock against her in any way; we all have thresholds though).

The scorpion stings the frog* due to nature, not to will. You have to realize and appeal to their nature. We follow our nature too; to try to appeal to their will based on what YOU perceive to be attractive is a falsehood, and you'd be poisoned like the frog. The very nature for rules of attraction are that they are different from male to female, and no amount of discussion will change that.

*[ref: frog carrying scorpion over river with assurances that the scorpion would not sting him as he would drown as well]

Now think about your model friend... does his posture and composure imply weakness, or has he been training to appeal (to women no less)? Good looking, even GREAT-looking guys aren't necessarily models, so this also explains the gap between both sides of this particular tangent on the "-LE- is stuck in horny-town with fugly hizz-ohs" thread.
15213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The f-word on: November 09, 2006, 12:10:43 PM
heh smile np.
15214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The f-word on: November 08, 2006, 05:50:15 PM
Yeah. I don't swear as much; I only swore while I was married. Now that I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old, I tend not to swear. (there are rare occasions as ATB can attest). I sometimes swear playing video games though. biggrin

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15215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling sick - Need your help please. on: November 08, 2006, 05:15:50 PM
I hear chainsawing the Devils ass also works wonders in the cold-relief field.
15216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 05:46:39 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 07, 2006, 05:39:49 PM

i would just like one myself and not have to pay 3x's what they are worth.

Then you're waiting until the price drops below 200USD ? Tongue heh... just a shot at Sony's "competitive" pricing.  icon_biggrin
15217  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EA "predicts" PS3 shortages for North America on: November 07, 2006, 05:42:45 PM
"EA predicts PS3 shortages for North America" followed by "Purge predicts EA's games will suck on the same scale".  icon_biggrin
15218  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Faith Hill sore loser @ CMA ... on: November 07, 2006, 05:37:15 PM
or is she?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYaD7pCXFog
15219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 11/07/06 on: November 07, 2006, 05:27:29 PM
What do they have on the 20th anniversary Transformers movie?

I'm thinkin' about that and Cars.
15220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 03:59:26 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 07, 2006, 03:14:49 PM

While true, let's not forget that we are on a gaming messageboard so everything should be filtered through that.  Nothing we discuss here (outside of things brought up in Off Topic) deals with "social inequalities, or the litany of problems we face in the world today".  When people complain about PS3 preorders, bugs in games, performance problems, EA sucking, etc- it's all in the context of a leisure activity and the argument that we aren't talking about curing world hunger always applies.  But then there would be no discussion. 

Although your point on context holds true, just because the context is game related doesn't somehow infer that the topic is critical to us as carbon-based life forms, or that it is a NEED in any way.

The tone and attitude towards "opportunists" is really strange. I mean, last year I had stood up for Hetz when he won a 360 and auctioned off a second one (and a third IIRC), and now he's in here criticizing me for looking to offload a PS3 on the open market. Am I MS fanboi ? No; they have a quality product that I enjoy. Am I a Sony hater? Let's look at my HDTV to realize this isn't the case.
15221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 03:52:39 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 07, 2006, 02:28:12 PM

Quote
I intend on ebaying a PS3 (if I can get my hands on one). As JBlank pointed out, this is Sony's fault for not having enough supply to meet demand. In fact, they WANT the publicity. They WANT to be the hot ticket item; having a market in a frenzy is an easy way to hide the flaws and failures of your product.

The same could be said about the Xbox 360 last year. They had massive shortages and lots of people thought that they wanted that to create a huge buzz. You helped people get a 360, without Ebaying it....why are you treating Sony differently?

I would help out people here if they wanted it; this time around I'm looking to pay child custody court costs.
Call me selfish. I mean hey, you ebayed what, 2 of the 360's last year?
Just because I help people out doesn't mean I'm committed to a life of servitude.

The only difference between the Sony release this year and last year's MS release is that I actually wanted the 360 for myself.
I do want a PS3; I can wait for a price drop and be able to fight a little longer in court for my son. DAMN that makes me a bad person.
15222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 02:22:22 PM
I was the one who started that thread about getting GT'ers a 360. I helped 4 people total in getting them during the shortage, and didn't charge them any extra. I'm all for helping out.

I intend on ebaying a PS3 (if I can get my hands on one). As JBlank pointed out, this is Sony's fault for not having enough supply to meet demand. In fact, they WANT the publicity. They WANT to be the hot ticket item; having a market in a frenzy is an easy way to hide the flaws and failures of your product.

Rabid foaming soccer-mommies and their kids are going to want that status symbol. They want their tickle-me-elmo dammit; or their kids will have a horrible holiday.
15223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Microsoft to show/sell TV shows/movies to Live on: November 07, 2006, 03:37:11 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 07, 2006, 03:20:03 AM

Here is my question - can I get the UFC in HD over the 360?  They suggest so.  That brings the next question - why can't I get it in HD from my cable company!  Bastards....

You can get it right here, bud.
15224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 Legendary Pre-order on: November 07, 2006, 01:09:09 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 05, 2006, 01:25:16 AM

Yea....that thing looks like it fits on your head.  Its a -5 to CHA Master Chief Helm of Money-Sinkage.

Uhm, so that means you're getting one then, mister DnD reference?  Tongue

I'd buy that small-scale helmet as long as it came with a little head.  icon_twisted

Spoiler for Hiden:
From Cortana's voice actress, mind you. NOT the master chief Tongue
15225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OK Gear-Heads... Fall In! [Gears of War] on: November 07, 2006, 01:05:32 AM

Quote from: mikeg on November 06, 2006, 10:55:28 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 06, 2006, 07:21:22 PM

Quote from: mikeg on November 06, 2006, 05:54:31 PM

Will play anything, but would love to do the whole coop thing.

This statement makes me a bit queasy.  saywhat

Sorry 'bout that.  Maybe I should have chosen my words more carefully.  I would love to play through the single player side-by-side with another online player.  How's that?

Just so long as you don't say "Go ahead; I'll take up the rear" I'm good with it.  nod
15226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sigh. I lost another pet today... on: November 07, 2006, 01:03:47 AM
He snuck in back in 2002, IIRC.  icon_biggrin
For the past 4 years he's had a better time in your house than he would have had he not found you and your wife.
I'm sure he's cleared the pearly gates and is currently snuck into a cloud-condo right now ninja... Smile when you think of him. tear

icon_idea Fear-rats are the dry otter; they have better jokes and speak with british accents. 

15227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Addiction in Surround Sound on: November 06, 2006, 08:03:36 PM
Now put a 2407WFP Dell in the middle, and a couple of 1907FP's on each side..  eek
15228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: stressed on: November 06, 2006, 06:49:06 PM
I try not to play games that involve killing my mother. (including hopscotch... I mean, breaking her back is matricide as far as I'm concerned  saywhat)
15229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EMERGENCE DAY! on: November 06, 2006, 05:57:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 06, 2006, 03:15:42 PM

Isn't it Ellen Pompeo?

oh yeah.....

IN!!!!!

DON'Tdo this again.
It hurtseverything it touches.

Now, where's the blink tag?  icon_twisted
15230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 06, 2006, 05:38:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 06, 2006, 04:37:54 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on November 06, 2006, 04:27:47 PM

it would end up being a choice between viva pinata and rainbow 6.. we all know how that decision is going to end up!

plus, in Viva Pinata, I wouldn't be able to drop a grenade down your pants!

I, for one, will not be playing Vegas with CK here. I don't mind the teamkiling; the fact that he's so comfortable putting his hands into currently occupied team members pants has me worried. Tongue
15231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 06, 2006, 03:47:09 PM
Gears of War - Day1 purchase
Contra (Live Arcade) - demo first.
Tony Hawk's Project 8 - Rental Queue
Call of Duty 3 - Rental Queue

15232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OK Gear-Heads... Fall In! on: November 06, 2006, 03:45:00 PM
IN

Purge=Purge
15233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 Problem on: November 06, 2006, 03:38:22 PM

Quote from: stiffler on November 05, 2006, 12:38:28 AM

That's the same thing that happened to mine a couple weeks ago.  No idea why it happened since I don't even play it very much.  I hadn't played it for a week or more when the exact same problems started happening.  It would just lock up, give weird artifacts at bootup, and then hang a few moments later.  Then I'd get the red rings.  I could usually boot up for a minute or two but not long enough to do anything.  Back to the store with it.  Now I am waiting for MS to refund my points so I can repurchase (and play offline) my Live Arcade games.

You don't need the points refunded; your gamertag is what has it unlocked. You redownload the game and when you access it with your account it will be unlocked.
15234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I can't believe I just bought a faceplate for the 360 on: November 05, 2006, 12:29:11 AM
I bought the silver one for 6 bux (not the fancy chrome one) ... it matches my Sony TV and stand. Tongue
15235  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gow on sale on: November 05, 2006, 12:27:29 AM
Future Shop is giving away The Outfit in Canada with every GoW sale on Nov.9th.

Some places (walmart, TRU and BestBuy) are selling it for 59.99 instead of 69.99 (CAD) for Nov 9.
15236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 05, 2006, 12:24:08 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 03, 2006, 11:32:02 PM

psycholoanalysis

heh. You said "psycho" "anal" and "sis" in the same word! saywhat I think we've got a Freud in need here.  Tongue
15237  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 05, 2006, 12:08:17 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 03, 2006, 05:12:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 03, 2006, 12:08:21 PM

As to the hinge thing, sure why not? Apparently NW is rife with hot males. If it floats your boat, you could always turn to your own kind. You ARE satisfying sex; just not sexual intimacy (which is a 4th level requirement according to a psychotherapists pyramid scheme).
Gay doesn't float my boat.  I've never actually tried, but the thought experiment I just did made my testicles shrivel.  So, unfortunately, I think that's out.  Which is a shame, 'cause Northwestern has quite the vibrant, active gay community.

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 03, 2006, 12:50:08 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 03, 2006, 06:23:52 AM

Because fucking a 4 or 5 pretty much confirms you're a pathetic piece of shit.  I'd like to retain at least some suspension of disbelief.

There is nothing worse in this world than an ugly girl flirting with you.  It honestly makes me feel sick to my stomach.

Confirms it to whom?  I got news for you LE, you're already a pathetic piece of shit.  Maybe you should go get laid.
Man, you and Gator should totally take a reading comprehension class together.

Yeah, I'm thinking they missed the bold.  icon_lol
15238  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Sony PSP with games and accessories on: November 03, 2006, 03:51:39 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 02, 2006, 07:24:55 PM

Both you and JBlank both worked for me.  What does that say about you?!   icon_wink

That I worked for someone who is a poor judge of character? slywink

15239  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: First time building a new rig... help me! help me! on: November 03, 2006, 03:49:43 PM
I'd suggest double-checking the manual... those buggers are sometimes in the wierdest places. to be sure, check your BIOS setup for the monitoring info (it should have current temp/voltage/fan speeds). There should be CPU fan speed, sometimes a PowerSupply one, and at least 1 if not 2 or 3 Chassis fan speed ratings. If any of them are ----- (blanked out) then there IS a connection on the board that you haven't found.  nod

Otherwise, just use the 4 pin powersupply adapter that it comes with. Drawing from the mainboard means that if you use a mainboard monitor software pack (generally comes on your driver disk) then you have more info. IIRC, in some cases it can control the fan speeds too. (board specific)
15240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Vista to kill 3D sound and EAX on: November 03, 2006, 12:12:25 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 03, 2006, 09:13:14 AM

Quote from: Kobra on November 02, 2006, 11:37:09 PM

I think people seriously underrate AC97 and other onboard sound.  Most developers I have worked for, all developed on machines using AC97 sound as a rule.  Certainly Stardock did, most all of their boxes were Dells with onboard AC97.  Like I said, purging creative from my life ended many a headache about compatibility and crashing.

How do you know what kind of onboard sound you use?

What mainboard do you have?
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