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15961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN Titan Quest review on: June 26, 2006, 11:23:45 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Better be.  I wanted to try the demo but I'm not hacking my registry and messing with a Windows setting for crying out loud to do it!

You do for pr0n... I don't see why this is any different. slywink
15962  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Unsticky time. on: June 24, 2006, 02:18:55 PM
I think I said it right.. the common phrase is that one can't see the forest for the trees.  So I would be one to see forest for the trees. smile It's a stupid cliche anyways slywink
15963  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Zarkon's BUY ME A NEW PC Sale on: June 24, 2006, 02:16:24 PM
i haven't gotten a PM from ya yet.. smile I sent you one.
15964  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / DS Lite for sale $100 shipped (Or trade for a PSP) on: June 24, 2006, 02:15:02 PM
If I had the money I'd take it.

I don't get to play games as it is. frown
15965  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help removing some files on: June 23, 2006, 10:35:07 PM
When Media Player is open, hit the ALT key to show you the top menu (FILE. EDIT. ETC...)

Go to Tools >> Options >> Privacy and click on the clear history button.

Now it won't list it.  (removing the file doesn't remove the link).

You may also want to right-click the start button and go to:

Properties >>  Customize >> Advanced Tab and then clear the recent document history.

To take it one step further, you could remove the check to show recent docs at all. Should you, you know, uhm, have documents of questionable content.

You can also set up custom desktops (so each of you has their own logon,  my docs etc) and password protect it. If you choose to encrypt your files, you will not be able to look at each others folders.

If you need help with this, reply here (and maybe send me a PM as well) and I'll post the steps.
15966  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Unsticky time. on: June 23, 2006, 10:27:52 PM
seein' the forest for the trees is my speciality. biggrin
15967  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Unsticky time. on: June 23, 2006, 07:34:15 PM
Retire please. Thanks!
15968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New DLC for GRAW on: June 23, 2006, 04:12:29 PM
That's what happens when it isn't fully deployed to their servers yet. I got that same problem with some "advanced" releases during E3 (like when the Lost Planet demo was leaked a few hours early)
15969  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Zarkon's BUY ME A NEW PC Sale on: June 23, 2006, 04:10:15 PM
and the basic alarm smile
15970  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Zarkon's BUY ME A NEW PC Sale on: June 23, 2006, 03:42:54 PM
YGPM for the following :

Xbox 360 3rd party HD-VGA cable:                                      $15
Various Lanyards - Harmon/Kardon:                                    $1
Dungeons and Dragons Online dice bag w/ dice (E3 2005):    $5
Club LCD screen cleaner (E3 2005):               $1
Metal Lucasarts Keychain (E3 2005):                                    $5
15971  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Zarkon's BUY ME A NEW PC Sale on: June 23, 2006, 03:01:33 PM
see below for list from me.

YGMorePM biggrin
15972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prey demo is out... on: June 22, 2006, 09:33:07 PM
+1 for the linky-link.

15973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movies] Spiderman 3 Filming on: June 22, 2006, 03:30:53 PM
Quote from: "Austin"
You guys need to settle that dollar down up there.  Less incentive for this sort of thing. slywink

Or stop exporting raw goods and actually, you know, produce finished product.

I love the fact that the cost of video games is coming down in Canada. biggrin
15974  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movies] Spiderman 3 Filming on: June 22, 2006, 03:00:52 PM
Topher better get on the juice, and QUICK. biggrin Venom has a pretty big costume to fill out, and Eddie Brock was no slouch. Mind you, Marvel is famous for "re-inventing". :: sigh ::

Also, I loved the Venom art that had his tongue long enough to wrap around his head... he looked so badass. Now I'm expecting a whole lot less.
15975  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Connie Chung = Batsh*t insane on: June 22, 2006, 02:57:34 PM
I didn't realize that Zombies were natural enemies of Storm Troopers. As a matter of fact, I thought they were cut from the same cloth. biggrin
15976  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / BatGirl.....A Feminist? on: June 21, 2006, 07:05:47 PM
Quote from: "walTer"
mmm BatGirl and Catwoman..... biggrin  biggrin

Just THINK of the possiblities....

a) Tuna breath
b) Rabies
15977  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WASSSSSSSSUUUUUUUP!!!!!!!!!! on: June 21, 2006, 07:04:44 PM
shouldn't this be off-topic?
15978  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Ever-Expanding list of Famous Last Words" on: June 20, 2006, 09:57:32 PM
Quote from: "Connie Chung"
I'd LOVE to do a little song and dance! Hey, I'll even wear that sheer dress with the new black Depends!"
15979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Connie Chung = Batsh*t insane on: June 20, 2006, 09:54:22 PM
A few thoughts ... [list=1]
  • You know what THIS means....William Hung has finally found his long lost mother.   :twisted:
  • The pianist was either deaf or used the chemical mix that the Joker put in cosmetics.
  • [/list:o]

    I couldn't stop watching it; it was like watching crash mode in Burnout 3. the pileup kept getting bigger and bigger. She got the 2x score multiplier by climbing off the piano and grunting RIGHT INTO the mic. She then  nailed the 4x bonus by flaunting her black pantied (!!) arse in a sheer off-white dress and took it to a new level! I mean, the only thing you could top it off is wearing black tube socks and maybe a CarmenMiranda Fruit-Hat™.
15980  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Ever-Expanding list of Famous Last Words" on: June 20, 2006, 04:26:48 PM
Hey, we should let the Priest try tanking!
15981  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 06/20/06 on: June 20, 2006, 04:25:17 PM
BLu-Ray is prominent.. too bad the players aren't. slywink

Sadly, I see myself buying Eight Below.
15982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Superman Returns Brando technology on: June 20, 2006, 01:07:31 PM
Sauron could Kick Batman's ass.

So could Nada cuz as you know; It's time to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and he's all outta bubblegum.  biggrin
15983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WTF 360, what did you do to WE9 you BASTARD!!! on: June 20, 2006, 01:05:15 PM
Destructor... it's a Speed Hole. biggrin
15984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got a DS Lite! on: June 20, 2006, 01:04:42 PM
Red has been appearing on shirts under popped zits on teenagers for years. If their wardrobe can handle the burden of having Red, so can your screen. biggrin

I'd suggest getting it replaced. Also, go to a different EB. Or, you could go to someplace like Costco and buy one there, and then return the one with Red on it. biggrin Or Bestbuy, etc....

I is a sneaky bastage, I is, I is.
15985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 20, 2006, 12:05:54 PM
...and prey comes out the same week to, according to :: sigh ::

[sung to I Ain't Got Nobody]
IIIIIIIII aiiiiin't got no mooooooonnnnnney, nomoney, nomoney, nomoney.
No Money; EB calls me, so I ain't got no moNEY.
IIIIIIII'm so saaaaaaaaad and looooooonnneeeellllllyyyy.

[/song before brick hits me]
15986  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 20, 2006, 12:02:25 PM
+1 to Xmann for F.E.A.R. PC trade.

Awesome shipping, game is as described.
15987  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Age Of Empires III (PC) FT/FS on: June 19, 2006, 07:01:48 PM
Trade :
I am looking for 360 games, or maybe a DS lite (like anyone is ready to give one up slywink ) I may also consider newer PC titles, but I'm not much for em at the moment. Maybe the Ur'Ghat addon for FFXI. :: shrug ::

Buy :
PM if you're interested in buying; I've not determined a price at this time. I'm not looking to gouge however it is in pristine condition, is unopened and still has the security sticker on it!

My current games:
360 - Oblivion collectors
360 - Amped 3
360 - Perfect Dark Zero Collectors
360 - Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires
360 - Ghost Recon - Adv. Warfighter
360 - Burnout Revenge
PC - Black & White 2
PC - Half-Life 2 / HL2:ep1 / SiN:ep1
PC - F.E.A.R.
PC - Oblivion
PC - Quake 4
PC - Doom 3
PC - Final Fantasy XI

[ update : oblivion for 360 gone ]
15988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (6/19) on: June 19, 2006, 04:37:53 PM
That quote came from EBGames... I wouldn't put too much weight behind it. They likely got it from a marketing / PR person.
15989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (6/19) on: June 19, 2006, 03:50:55 PM
July 11, 2006

ooo, also Prey.
Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet. Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games.
15990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (6/19) on: June 19, 2006, 03:24:53 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Nothing this week.  I think my next purchase will be chromehounds.

15991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / GT, help me with my dating ineptness! on: June 19, 2006, 03:23:43 PM
Oooh, and sign up for some really cool subscriptions or events to whatever you love, and then skip em because of "headaches".  :twisted:
15992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movies] Spiderman 3 Filming on: June 19, 2006, 03:19:00 PM
We've had some movies filmed in Winnipeg to.. stuff like Capote (the dead girl is the daughter of my mom's co-worker), K-19 Widowmaker, the new brad pitt western (some billy-the-kid flick). Not a ton of movies though. Vancouver is called Hollywood north.

Spiderman 3 in Winnipeg? Not so much. He'd be swinging off maybe 14 buildings... the movie would be a revival of the old spiderman cartoon; webbing going up into the sky for no reason, and the same building shots OVER and OVER and OVER.  *)

Hey, maybe they could film Rocket Robin Hood in the same method! slywink
15993  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Ever-Expanding list of Famous Last Words" on: June 19, 2006, 03:11:53 PM
Quote from: "Prof. Gordon Freeman"
Don't worry about it Alex; I know a shortcut!"
(at the top of the citadel)
15994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What IS the deal with Duke Nukem Forever? on: June 19, 2006, 01:11:18 PM
From their hiring page:
Apogee and 3D Realms are die hard game players who make games without marketing pressure, corporate management, or arbitrary release dates. We make games we want to play, and we work on them until they are perfected and done. We are hard working, hard playing, highly motivated developers with a mission to succeed at all costs. We hire only the industry's cream-of-the-crop talent--and if you've got the talent, you can join us.

If you visit other game companies' web sites looking for a job you'll notice a lot of talk about what *they* need and not much about what they will give you. At Apogee and 3D Realms we operate under a different approach: We do everything possible to make each developer a key partner in the company and a critical team member who has true creative control over the project's outcome. The TEAM approach is in real practice here--it's not just a buzzword.

DNF is still listed as being in progress. biggrin
15995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 19, 2006, 01:02:37 PM
15996  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 17, 2006, 07:07:39 PM
If you won't I will. slywink Question (def'n 2 & 4) is the topic or point in question. Whether it end with a ? or not is irrelevant. An argument generally is two or more conflicting statements on a topic, all of which have a responsibility to (dis)prove.
Begging (def'n 3) is the other half of that.

Hopefully that clears it up. Cool Now, onto the Family Cthulhu....

Also check out for some very funny stuff biggrin
15997  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 17, 2006, 11:06:03 AM
You intended as "it raises the question" or "so then the question needs to be asked: "

Here's a quick breakdown :  To beg the question is to state something as a fact in an argument, even though it is either untrue (may be speculation) or unproven to that point.

"Abortion is committing an act of murder, so all people who perform them should be jailed as we punish those who murder." The statement Abortion is committing an act of murder has not been proven as fact (in this example, I'm not talking personal feelings here), therefore it is begging the question.

Here's a math version:  A=12 therefore A+6=18  If there is no proof that A=12, then 18 is not an accurate answer.

I hate Angst too. By "angst", I'm not talking about "fear" which is what the word means (german). No, I'm talking about the use of a foreign language word to make oneself sound bigger and more sophisticated. Teenage Angst. <--- no special meaning here, it means fear. Some nut doctor used it so distinguish themselves, and in doing so dropped one more turd into the english language.

"Irregardless". That word is also a big stinky brown floaty that won't go away.

I have no funny pictures. Just bitter, bitter nit-picking. Tongue
15998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 17, 2006, 12:33:10 AM
nah-sew-mush. I was thinking less hay, more red light.
15999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A blurb about upcoming BC update for 360. on: June 17, 2006, 12:27:13 AM
Quote from: "Clanwolfer"
See, the thing is, nobody would be pissed if they mentioned it as a possible future bonus.  But they weren't forthcoming about it; they promised a goal of 100% compatibility, and then punked out on us.

They don't owe us a THING. BC was never touted as their big selling feature; it was a bonus to existing xbox customers.

Actually, the interweb whined about BC, so MS dedicated teams of people to bring BC to life. They are emulating on incompatible hardware to make games which, made from different dev companies and teams, used it differently. Some of these games took years to make initially, and have custom code to take advantage of the Xbox1's propietary architecture.

If it takes them a year to convert a game, is it worth the cost of it over being able to bring 30-50 other games in the same time? Is the old developer cooperating with the emulation?

They never ONCE promised 100% compatability with all xbox1 games. I seem to remember the whine tuning in on "the most popular games" used before the 360 launch, and how people were concerned that BG&E or POP1 wouldn't make the cut because they bombed at retail.

The only reason the low-rent games are on board is either because they were easy, made easy by another more popular game, or (perhaps) if they wanted an even spread on genres.
16000  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 16, 2006, 04:01:53 PM
Begs the Question

Grrrr... Use that one the right way.

Monkey steals the peach... could we shorten that to a usable form like "WBS really snatched KD's peach" ?  Cool
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