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15961  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.

15962  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:
15963  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
15964  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)
15965  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
15966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 19, 2006, 01:02:37 PM
15967  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
15968  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
15969  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.
15970  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.
15971  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
15972  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Need New PC: Question on: June 16, 2006, 03:53:53 PM
Zark, get your complete list together, and then post one big-ass "Zarkon's Yard Sale : The PC Aquisition Chronicle" or something. smile
15973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FiringSquad; Shooters that need sequels on: June 16, 2006, 02:51:26 PM

Multiplayer kicked so much ass.
15974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 16, 2006, 02:49:10 PM
Uhm, yeah. It better be an "AO" rated game, and the only horse we see start with a W. slywink
15975  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / housecleaning please... :D on: June 16, 2006, 02:46:46 PM
Clean up your stickies guys.. smile

May 24th, last post. biggrin Contest over and dead. slywink
15976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mehrunes Dagger for Oblivion out on Live on: June 15, 2006, 09:49:13 PM
Is that Tingle about to chow down on Ham and a Koopa? (far right)
15977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 15, 2006, 09:03:46 PM
Ultima 7 pt II. Everything after that I could forget.
Or Wing Commander IV.

OOOOOO, Duke Nukem 3d. Damn those bastards shot up my ride!
15978  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on chiropractors? on: June 15, 2006, 08:53:38 PM
My chiro is a neurology chiropractor; he seems very knowledgeable and not at all like a ducks vocabulary.

He's explained everything he's doing, and why. The neurology of chiropractic medicine deals with the neural pathways, and the reason one adjusts the cervical spine is to reduce pinching of the data pathways. This improves muscular balance which in turn improves posture and reduces risk of injury. As he explained my thoratic spine injury, I had 6 outta 10 show up for work when I needed 10 outta 10. (doing heavy weight squats when I felt a nasty "click"... I wasn't even at my max weight).

He also measured my neural blind spots; one of the ways to test is by finding the blind spot by moving a colored dot from the center of a piece of paper along the X axis. The paper needs to be ~11 inches away from your face. The blind spot should be the size of a nickel and it should be round... mine were the size of an egg (on each side) and not symmetrical.
15979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dateline's Child Predator Shows- Entrapment? on: June 15, 2006, 02:49:46 PM
First- to clarify "entrapment" - If you put 1,000,000 in a suitcase on a subway seat, make sure the target finds out, and then leave it; when they grab it you arrest them for theft you have effectively entrapped them.

Here in Winnipeg, the police will set up John sting operations, where police women pose as prostitutes and wait for the johns to solicit for sexual favors. Prostitution itself is not illegal; only solicitation and gains from prostitution (pimping) are. Is that entrapment? No. They don't send these women into nightclubs, lure men to hotel rooms and then hit them up for money. The men have sought THEM out.

See, I have a history with a similar situation. I haven't watched the show, however I get the gist of it.

I at one point used a phone dating service (a buddy wanted a free month; he referred me and paid for 1/2 of my hour of service). The service explicitly requires all men and women to be of legal age ( 18 ). I met a girl on the system, and we met at what she claimed to be her apartment. She wasn't my type but I had come from a workout and was sore; she offered me a back massage. I said sure, so she told me to take my shirt off and lie down.

I happily obliged and she left the room. She came back with nothing but panties on and some baby-oil. I pulled the brakes on this right away, and left. I didn't talk to her again.

About a week later I get a call from an irate mother. She claimed to be this girls mother, and that what had I done with her? She had run away from home (the appt.) and was yelling at me that she was under age (16 or 17, IIRC .. I was 18 at the time) and she would sick the police on me. She got my number from her notepad, and knew we met on the phone system.

I blankly stated that I had only seen her once, nothing happened, and the requirements of the system is that she be 18 and that is how we met. She started yelling at me, and I politely told her to fuck off, and then hung up. Never heard from them since.

She could have been telling the truth; it was up to her as a parent to protect her child. It doesn't sound like (if she was legit) that she knew how to get her child to be honest with her. On the flipside, she might have been wanting to use that situation to extort money / whatever from me. At that time the current age of consent is 14 (which means a parent can't arbitrarily charge an adult with statutory rape even if the minor was shown to be consenting).

The problem with most of the non-physical meeting services out there is that they offer free services with little-to-no screening for women, just to bring the men in. I don't know how these chat services work, but I'd say that it's pretty much a crapshoot as to who or what you're going to get.

Should I ever use the internet to hunt down a relationship, you can BET I'm keeping a log to cover my bacon. I'm sure this show has probably caught at least one person who has been demonized by the show taking their communication out of context.

Hell, the papers rarely get a story 100%; do you think a sensationalized media program like this is going to carry itself in any manner that doesn't boost ratings?

"We don't Lie Here" -Killian
15980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone playing PDZ with the update? on: June 15, 2006, 02:26:25 PM
the wireless adapter is awesome.

It has better range than my SMC, Netlink and 3com wireless adapters. (I can use it with no problems in my neighbors house).
15981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Proof that Tim Schafer is the Man!! on: June 15, 2006, 11:45:20 AM

I sent one for Phantom Dust. biggrin
15982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on chiropractors? on: June 15, 2006, 11:41:08 AM

I see one right now; the only thing I'm not crazy about is high-spine manipulation.
15983  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Ever-Expanding list of Famous Last Words" on: June 13, 2006, 06:01:21 PM
So... this thread is the bastard child of WBS's careless of-hand statements.Got famous last words to add to this list? Go for it... oh, and here's the basic rules for this thread... NO SIGS, no pics.. just funny.  Doesn't have to be true.

I'll start!

"Nintendo is making money!" - Devil's last words as he's fed to a giant plant by Mario after discovering Big N's counterfit gold-coin operation.
15984  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Illuminati like group brought down OO? on: June 13, 2006, 05:56:37 PM
wasn't the last entry in that list :

"Hey, spandex is made for EVERYONE!"
15985  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cars? (the movie) on: June 13, 2006, 05:41:54 PM
15986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Somehow this story was ignored in here... on: June 13, 2006, 05:33:20 PM
I think the PSP will pwn the next 20 years.

Bad controls, grainy picture, obtuse and widely bashed proprietary movie format.

Yep, that's a winner. biggrin
15987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ****PRE-E3 CONTEST MONTH*****3 Days of Razer -OVER! on: June 13, 2006, 05:28:35 PM
so we can close this chapter in GT history? E3 2006 is done now? pretty please?  smile I hate scrolling; it's a MAJOR inconvenience to me. slywink
15988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW!! on: June 12, 2006, 11:02:09 PM
I'm pretty sure you and JHK play like this :

JHK - you lead, honey...
[ JHK hides behind dumpster at spawn, and then goes to get a sandwich ]
MM  - sure dear. YOU ALL DIE!!!!!
[ 400 rounds left ]
[ 300 rounds left ]
[ 200 rounds left ]
[ 100 rounds left ]
[ MM is out of rounds, and is shot trying to get to ammo point ]
[ JHK finishes sandwich, comes back and kills the last 2 terrorists easily; they're the ones hiding behind the only building left standing ]

For some reason they don't like you and your jungle-saw. The only thing more accurate than the enemy fire is your friendly fire. biggrin That's not to say you aim at the team; it's a lack of our ability to find cover fast enough... slywink

I miss this game. I need to go back and play campaign on hard (but I hate the chopper levels). :: sigh :: Maybe the MP achievements I've missed will bring me back to it.
15989  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Transformers: Cybertron on: June 12, 2006, 07:44:15 PM
I own the entire G1 DVD set. I've watched 25% of it; it IS still good. It's not as bad as watching AirWolf and thinking you must have been one of those retarded kids that somehow missed the cut for wearing a hockey helmet 24/7.

The contents of the season 1 / 2 DVDs and the Movie are all very good/evil, whereas the 3-4 series focussed more on the space in between. People were changing sides, there were non-partisan groups etc.

Oh, and seasons 1 and 2 spent most of the time with buildup, starscream fuckup, and then retreat. biggrin It really is no wonder he got iced in the movie; he had 2 years of failure accountable to him.

As to the BeastWars / Beast Machines stories, I really enjoyed both. The BeastWars (Beasties in Canada, IIRC) took a while to win me over; I really enjoyed that there was significant change and consequence to actions.
15990  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Keeley playing in Germany.... [possibly NSFW] on: June 09, 2006, 10:16:13 PM
It would seem we follow similar blogs... I'm at work by that time, and there's NO way I'm hittin' from work. :shock:
15991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blow up Alderan? Let's see some math behind that... on: June 09, 2006, 10:08:45 PM
:shock: these people DO exist, right? It's not some hoax.
15992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Keeley playing in Germany.... [possibly NSFW] on: June 09, 2006, 09:44:20 PM
Now HERE'S a winning World Cup team!!!

"Whaddya MEAN I can't use my hands?!!!"
15993  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Teri Hatcher = Melting [Now 56k and more insulting] on: June 09, 2006, 09:36:00 PM

Uhm, I wanna know why she didn't keep the Playboy airbrusher on fulltime??

Here's a fansite of her throughout the ages :
15994  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Teri Hatcher = Melting [Now 56k and more insulting] on: June 09, 2006, 09:25:34 PM
I disagree.

Although this is probably the best Roseanne has looked in the last 20 years, she still ain't someone I'd hit it with.
15995  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / PC game sell on: June 09, 2006, 06:26:36 PM
PM sent
15996  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / More DS Reviews! on: June 08, 2006, 10:06:23 PM
Your DS reviews are coming up short?  :shock:

I wish I could afford a DS. Someone took my lunch munny, now mommy won't let me have one. frown (actually, I just bought a Monster Power HTS 5100 MKII for 240USD ... no toys for me until after summer, with exception to a game or two).
15997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Live update O' Doom coming tomorrow (6/5) on: June 08, 2006, 09:57:31 PM
Download manager will stop downloads when switching users, and autostart when you switch back.

I downloaded something called Hero Football (IIRC) from the Japanese side of the Live marketplace. Still no Live release of the N3 demo. frown
15998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sony: Our Cell processor sucks on: June 07, 2006, 06:36:18 PM
there you go. If Kathode says so, it's GOT to be true. biggrin

Hey Kathode, which sig is yours on my copy of Oblivion? I wanna forge err, I mean, admire your handiwork. slywink
15999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Playlists on: June 07, 2006, 06:32:07 PM
yessir. Also, as long as the content isn't DRM protected, it can also copy / burn it right from the iPod.
16000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Live update O' Doom coming tomorrow (6/5) on: June 07, 2006, 06:30:38 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Quote from: "Purge"
I'm impressed. biggrin

+1 to Microsoft for fixing problems...

now if only there was some way to get FFXI off the hard drive without the disk frown

Once I uninstall my copy I could send you my disk Purge.

I appreciate that, man. I'm still going to play FFXI, just not on the 360. It's better on a PC.
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