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16401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 07, 2005, 01:31:10 PM
Quote from: "Toe"

Hey BABY, GET IN MAH BELLAY!
16402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Women over 40 on: October 07, 2005, 01:29:59 PM
Quote from: "dbt1949"
Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire
pig, just to get a little sausage.


Now THAT is funny. :lol:
16403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I just can't think of a clever enough title for this on: October 07, 2005, 01:26:37 PM
Hung Dog Implants Noball Victory.
16404  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / MS Antispyware Beta? on: October 07, 2005, 01:22:11 PM
And whats this about spyware and porn? Dude, I never pay for porn, I have the INTERNET. slywink

God bless ye, Newsbin Pro.
16405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS - Does any game need the dual screen? on: October 07, 2005, 01:11:02 PM
losing screen real estate to status bars, heads-up displays and maps (or worse yet, having to hit a button to go to another screen to check) is a pain. Since your eyes can only focus on one place at a time, i think it would be a pain in the ass to have full-on action coming on two screens at once.

it'd be neat to have the top screen used for rear-view mirror and both side mirrors, as well as speed, tach, etc, and the bottom screen used exclusively for driving. IRL all of those visual elements are "glance only" ... that would be ideal.
16406  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: October 07, 2005, 01:11:15 AM
+1 to Bob for Animal Crossing
16407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Okay, it's time! Your favorite Calvin pic/ cartoon... on: October 07, 2005, 01:10:06 AM
the one where Calvin makes the giant peeking out of the horizon, or the row of soldier snowmen saluting his dad as he walks down the sidewalk, or the one where the head of the snowman is on the hood of the car, the body on the ground and there are several onlookers staring in abject horror.

Phew... never thought I could do that in one sentence. This Red Bull is da bomb. slywink
16408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 06, 2005, 07:01:38 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Don't forget humor!  Some of us are about as sensitive as a doorknob, but provide humor instead. (or try to at least)

LD  :wink:


Go suck a lemon.   (need to maintain my dour disposition)

SS, we all rush to your aid when you have an EMERGENCY. slywink
16409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 06, 2005, 01:06:07 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Well what is encouraging is that there are so many people willing to give help and advice in this thread. It's great that people are willing to be so kind!!

 :  thumbsup


you suck. go away.

slywink
16410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kameo to have Live Co-Op! on: October 05, 2005, 06:51:20 PM
I gotta get a Calvin and Hobbes icon.

Bastards. I miss Bill Wattersons work.
16411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gladius. Remember Gladius? Also: KOTOR 3 Cancelled?!?!?!?! on: October 05, 2005, 06:47:16 PM
Quote from: "Luke"
Quote from: "Purge"
Giants Citizen Kabuto(publisher)


Lucas Arts was releasing a sequal to this?  Cool!  I mean, damn!  But I thought the original was released by Interplay.


It might have been, however right now LA is publisher for PlanetMoon Studios, makers of Giants, and Armed and Dangerous.
16412  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Selling : Xbox Kbd/Mouse adapter and Mega-X-Key [updated] on: October 05, 2005, 06:44:06 PM
SmartJoy Frag sold.
16413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gladius. Remember Gladius? Also: KOTOR 3 Cancelled?!?!?!?! on: October 05, 2005, 02:55:07 PM
Lucasarts runs a close second to EA in the ASSHOLE division.

No sam-n-max, no DotT, no Full Throttle, No Giants Citizen Kabuto(publisher), no KOTOR3.

Christ, you know what this industry needs? YALSWGBOMTGSTWTFBTS

(Yet-Another-Lame-Star-Wars-Game-Based-On-Me-Too-Game-Style-That-Will-Fail-Because-They-Suck)

::sigh:: I can't wait for Grand Theft Wookie.  :roll:
16414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 official launch list on: October 05, 2005, 02:49:41 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Actually, that list describes every game as part of the "Christmas Launch Window" and actually has no list whatsoever of what will be available on November 22nd unless I am missing something.


They list a couple games (the first three) under the heading :
Quote
Titles that will form part of the impressive Christmas holiday portfolio include these:


and then the rest of the games under :
Quote
Other great games announced or shown at X05 included these:


My preorder still stands as-is.

I have 360 HD SKU, wireless adapter, 1 extra controller, and 2 battery packs.

Woot.
16415  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: October 04, 2005, 12:55:21 PM
+1 to Warning for delivery of Metriod Prime and ZeroG FX.
16416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question on the XB360. on: October 04, 2005, 04:00:03 AM
::shrug:: might be. I don't honestly recall.
16417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Nicholas Cage is an A$$hole on: October 04, 2005, 03:51:28 AM
Johnny Cash is rollin' through my head with "A Boy named Sue"
16418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / YAY! I am no longer on the roof. on: October 04, 2005, 03:47:58 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Yeah, I decided to get out before I became a real roofer.  You never hear about server admins falling off a roof at work.


Falling, no. Being pushed? Now THAT's another story... slywink
16419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / YAY! I am no longer on the roof. on: October 03, 2005, 07:56:40 PM
I don't like getting out of bed either.

So orgull, I guess flyin' on them Griffons has got to just FREAK you out then, eh?? slywink
16420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks impressions? on: October 03, 2005, 07:38:01 PM
Now if only you could play other characters. I wanna Gabba-Gabba-Hey someone to death.
16421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What the heck are you getting this week? (Week of October 3) on: October 03, 2005, 07:33:06 PM
I may black and white it. We'll see how money goes.

oh, everytime I see a fishing game like Bass Pro Trophy Fishing I think of this :

16422  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Dungeon Siege II for sale or trade {GONE} on: October 03, 2005, 07:23:45 PM
Just a quick comment -

This is awesome. I like seing the dycotomy of what was read vs. what was written and the fallout based on text vs. context. I never expected this level of politeness or selfless explanation and the apologetic behaviour that doesn't always surface in other threads. It's refreshing. Thanks guys. You never cease to amaze me. biggrin

I love CG.  Cool
16423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 03, 2005, 06:09:16 PM
[ooo, what does this "tact" tag do?]
<tact>
Starshifter, did you consider the possibility that you were the right person, and she was the wrong person? Mistakes happen; having a "soulmate" has more to do with MATE than with Soul. Every part of your existance has the possibility to heal. You have scars from everything... riding a bike, learning that the stove is HOT, not clearing the cabinet before trying to move it "just a bit", or having a 1800lb bull smash through your chest.

Your heart, your ability to love and enjoy that part of your life is critical to a complete healing. I don't think you're ready for it yet, however it's important to consider that at some point in your life that you just might want to feel that again, and with someone else. I'm not talking about misplacing your feelings for one and moving it to another; to honestly feel love for another. There is more than one beautiful sunset to see in life; they are all unique in their own way.

I find that I had shared your opinion at one point in my life, and then I realized I was standing on a pile of desolate ruin and only the sense of "right" was holding me there. It's truly not worth it.

Seek help, friend. You've not yet finished the mourning process of your relationship, and it sounds like you're hiding behind unreasonable ideals to justify it. Some people never move on; they tend to lose out on the vibrant colour and lustre that life has to offer (in that area of their life).

Seriously, see if your work offers an Employee Assistance Program or counselling. I see you in a Lego role. You know, where the world around you is modular and you can build anything out of it, but the man in that world is inflexible by design, and is always "out of sync" with the things around him.

</tact> [phew!! enough of THAT nonsense]

Kinda like a Keano Reeves performance. slywink

Starshifter, work on yourself. Work out, do stuff you enjoy. Get out and get sunlight. Drink a bit. Don't be afraid to cry, but don't cry because you are afraid. Develop friendships with people. Take a course on dating. (Re)-Learn to dance. If guilty feet have no rhythm, how can you expect a saddened heart to catch a beat? Your kids will feel it; it may even create stresses in their life. In Canada we have a program called "For the Sake of the Children" and it covers 8 hours of bad stuff and how to move on.

Frankly, I doubt she cares enough to justify you to be holding the broken pieces and clutching to the memories. Those memories are important, but not to her anymore. And to you, they're past. Present and Future are ahead of you, and let me tell ya, a warm inviting kiss from a beautiful woman is an easy way to realize you're missing out by standing on the sidelines.

You don't NEED a woman in your life, make no mistake. But the last one fucked you up enough to make you NOT want another one. Maybe you need to look at how you put her above you in importance, and regardless of how chivalrous or noble that may seem, and realize that doing so is a crock of shit. If you can't make yourself happy, you're not fulfulling anyone else, including partners, offspring, the family fearrats or the cute teller at the grocery store who always seems to glance at you once too often.

Happy is a state of mind; comprimising it means forgoeing it.
Healthy is simply the slowest rate at which someone can die.
"The One" isn't for you; it's a pipe dream. There is no ONE for you. Even if you have religious influences, you don't think that maybe this is a learning experience? If you can move past this pain, that growth is immeasurable. Some people never face that kind of emotional loss. Some people never give of themselves that deeply, and perhaps they might be right.

Just consider it. I'm not here preaching to you about this and saying "take my advice, I'm not using it anyways". I'm moving on. My relationship ended in a tapered spiral downwards. I ended it. I was tired of being the peacemaker, the facilitator, the one to try to bring affection into the home.

I've got plenty of time to grow cold when the heart stops pumping. Start with pounding the dirt *(see above)* and move from there.

I'd say good luck, but luck has nothing to do with deliberate healing.

Note to all others: any more of this, and we'll move it into a new thread. Sorry slywink
16424  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Selling : Xbox Kbd/Mouse adapter and Mega-X-Key [updated] on: October 03, 2005, 05:06:33 PM
I'm looking to trade for some decent GC games, or moneys (reflected in top post).

Thanks for your interest!
16425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PGR3 In-Game Footage! on: October 03, 2005, 04:42:48 PM
it's based on rank. Get better. slywink
16426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 03, 2005, 01:31:02 PM
Exactly, Damage. Starshifter, don't give one person that much power to control you. You've got to put yourself first in your life; you may as well let yourself move on.

Being in a relationship is like riding a bike, except that there's no pedals to control pace, no handles to control direction, and no gearshifter to adjust effort required.  :shock:  :?

Scratch that. It's like getting thrown from a frothing enraged bull with fetal alchohol syndrome. It's booze that got you the courage to get up there in the first place; now you can't reason with 'em, you can't calm 'em down, if they stomp your heart they'll fuck up your ribcage too ... and *ANY* guy will applaud you if can stay in the saddle longer than 7 seconds.

Yep. That's the analogy I was looking for. Face it, you're not getting out of this existence alive. Punch the dirt, stand up, brush yourself off and try to hide your limp as you walk away. Oh, and tip your hat to the Rodeo Clowns for keeping that psychotic b...ull off you.

<applause> . . . . </applause>
As Red Green puts it : "We're pullin' for ya; we're all in this together."

P.S.   I'm just all sunshine and daisies today, aren't I ?
P.P.S. No, I'm not a miss-aww-genist. I'm looking forward to getting a better time this next go-round. And having more fun.  :twisted:
16427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PGR3 In-Game Footage! on: October 03, 2005, 01:25:57 PM
_100 Drafting
_150
_200
_250
_300
1200 Powerslide
4297 Using Devil as Guardrail
5500 Taking first

biggrin
16428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question on the XB360. on: October 03, 2005, 01:20:32 PM
2x AA is automatic for all games. It's not something you need to worry about, that is handled by the Xbox360 before the signal hits your TV.
16429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HDTV buying help on: October 03, 2005, 04:48:47 AM
I'd stick with the 16:9 aspect personally ( it's what I have). As I see it, it's better to teach to the top 10% of the class.

all HD signal is 16:9 (or it's not truly a HD signal, such as some commercials). Any HD TV i've seen has the vertical gray bars available to show 4:3 aspect for your legacy stuff.

Given the size you're looking for I'd personally recommend LCD over CRT, Plasma and DLP... LCD is an awesome picture with the lowest risk burn-in, and DLPs often need "maintenance" (i.e. coughing up $400 every ~3 years for a new bulb). LCDs tend to climb in price when you go higher, but 34" and below is a wicked deal.
16430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / No SEX for you, ONE year! (SFW) on: October 03, 2005, 04:41:43 AM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
What does her having sex have anything to do with a drug conviction?  confused


Penis is a gateway drug.


Uhm, you've got some white stuff under your nose.
16431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 03, 2005, 04:38:43 AM
Let's trust Purge to bring the sour note :

Separated from a 6yr marriage (9yr relationship). It's been dead for 3-4 (downward spiral), one can only be taken for granted for so long.  I have a 2year old son.  I love him to bits, and I respect his mom for who she is.  She's a great person, just not great with me. ::shrug::

To lighten things up a bit :
I think it's important to remember the statistics; over 40% of marriages end in divorce, the rest end in death.  ninja

I'm gettin' out alive, baby.  Cool
16432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 03, 2005, 04:33:59 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
To answer the question - it'll be 10 years of marriage coming in March 06 and still no kids.  Instead, I have 5 dogs and 4 ferrets.  smile


Fear-rats.
16433  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Selling : Xbox Kbd/Mouse adapter and Mega-X-Key [updated] on: October 03, 2005, 04:25:34 AM
Make me an offer; if it's funny I'll laugh. slywink
16434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / No SEX for you, ONE year! (SFW) on: September 30, 2005, 11:20:56 PM
So, um, apparently the Chastity belt industry is about to kick in...

17yr old banned from having sex.

"Virgin wool? How can they be sure?"
"They follow them around, you idiot!"
16435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / While walking down a dark alley you suddenly see a ninja... on: September 30, 2005, 11:16:44 PM
Quote from: "warning"
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Quote from: "DamageInc"
I'd call in an air strike from some A-10s and hope for the best.


Might try the Danish Air Force.


Danish people have an Air Force? Since when? To do what?

To kill reindeer of course.


Fuck you.

I wet my pants.
16436  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Selling : Xbox Kbd/Mouse adapter and Mega-X-Key [updated] on: September 30, 2005, 11:06:47 PM
Any takers on these awesome used products?

Mega-X-Key - 17US shipped - lets you share your savegames, download ones off the net, and  also acts as a standard memory card (but MUCH bigger). It comes with the card, cable and software disk.

SOLDSmart-Joy Frag - 12US shipped - comes with instruction book, quick card, and the device itself. If you want I can bundle an el-cheapo mouse, no guarantees that it works though. I was using an Intellimouse Explorer with the USB -> PS2 converter. Worked like a charm; headshots galore.
16437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fuego Faceplate! on: September 30, 2005, 10:54:32 PM
they are rumoured to change your Xbox Dashboard blades.
16438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I have a job interview tomorrow on: September 30, 2005, 06:31:11 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Quote from: "Semaj"
6) Steal several items off his desk, dont give them back.

The phrase you're looking for is "Liberate".

I thought the term was borrow, with no intention to return. biggrin


or Business as usual for New Orleans Police.
16439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I would like to be able to afford a 4 billion dollar loss on: September 30, 2005, 01:03:41 AM
I would.... the market footprint was tiny compared to today. Sega was with DC, and Nintendo was still sitting with cart games (ala N64). The PS1 came in and destroyed the 3do, and eventually the DC. Sony was catering to the older crowds, and I gotta say this one thing:

SONY OWES ITS PLAYSTATION SUCCESS TO PIRACY.

PS1 games were so easy to copy, and it was so prolific that people bought up the hardware. They got their footprint.

Guess what? MS got it the same way. MS-DOS and Windows (3.1, 9x, etc) were the MOST PIRATED software ever. If everyone is using it cuz they could get it cheap/free, your product becomes de facto standard (look at VHS licensing vs Sony BetaMax exclusivity).

There were questionable business ethics involved with MS at the time (and now for all the M$ bashers :roll:), but facing facts : EVERY COMPANY has those same ethical "gaps". MS was just really *good* at it.  :twisted:

2001 - they come into a dominated market as a startup. Everything is ground up. They made decisions and lived by them. They changed controllers, fought suppliers and suffered from poor 1st and 2nd party game releases. They KNEW they were underdogs, but ultimately the gaming portion of MS needed to do this to stay alive in the software industry.

PC gaming is a niche market; MS is all about gathering the herds. Lets look at the Windows roadmap for example : Bringing all 3.1 users and NT 3.5.1 users together took almost 10 years.

They moved people to a common platform interface and let them get used to it. Windows 95 and NT 4 look the same, but under the hood they are VERY different beasts (the HAL, for instance). They released newer versions that moved them closer together, and finally with Windows 2000 they built the base for the same dev. track. Windows XP is 2000 under the hood, with incremental improvements. If you look back at it, that was strategy and calculated risks to change the computer world without losing your footing. They've calculated losses in doing the same for the gaming world. <shrug> MS is no more a monster than Sony is; they're doing what they can to bring forward their product into every household. Hell, even Crest and Colgate fight this one out.
16440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm A Pretty Neat Guy, Right? on: September 29, 2005, 02:33:40 PM
*cough*horseshit*cough*cough*

I think ATB has another alias...

CROWLEY!!! slywink
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