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16761  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm ranked 15 with number of posts here on: October 23, 2005, 10:14:54 PM

Hey, shouldn't the admins be yanking all of Calvins posts from his count since they were posted by "Rage" ??
16762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Friday Time Waster on: October 22, 2005, 12:59:22 PM
If you've ever played the launch the penguin game, this one is a more crude version. (as you can't get perpetual orbits a lot of the time; the border interferes).

First try got me ~2700 (don't remember exactly).
16763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm ranked 15 with number of posts here on: October 22, 2005, 12:43:57 PM
Thin_J !

Woot! El Cheapo post-paddin' for t3h W1N! ninja  I think I may have passed two people with my Shatner post... bye-bye Thin_J and Laner... I'm in the TOP 20 !! biggrin Nothin' can take that away from me... unless either of you post like.. I dunno, once? slywink

I could be as high as devil if I praddled on about sports teams all day. Does Devil ever work? :?
16764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm ranked 15 with number of posts here on: October 22, 2005, 12:42:54 PM
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16765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm ranked 15 with number of posts here on: October 22, 2005, 12:42:29 PM
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16766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm ranked 15 with number of posts here on: October 22, 2005, 12:41:54 PM
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16767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm ranked 15 with number of posts here on: October 22, 2005, 12:41:19 PM
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16768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm ranked 15 with number of posts here on: October 22, 2005, 12:40:27 PM
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16769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sexiest Singer of our time? on: October 22, 2005, 01:09:35 AM
Uhm....  Shakira for one... gotta love a woman who knows how to use her hips.  :twisted:

and although she's not an artist (only a supermodel in a 90's video) Helena Christensen floats my boat smile
16770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sexiest Actress of our time? on: October 22, 2005, 12:52:10 AM
Quote from: "gameoverman"
Nastassja Kinski

Photo cropped so as to keep it sfw.

Where the f*** is the uncrop button??!!
16771  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [parenting] MY SON WILL NOT GO TO SLEEP on: October 21, 2005, 10:19:50 PM
Quote from: "mytocles"
I think they also used it for stomach aches and "intestinal upset" -  I suspect we had lots of teething and stomach problems just before bedtime!  :roll:

There's nothin' wrong with smokin' a bowl just before bed-time... sleep like the dead. biggrin
16772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WANTED: A date on: October 21, 2005, 10:16:42 PM

16773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Cliché Girl Issues] Act 3/3: Loose Ends on: October 21, 2005, 06:32:20 PM
Quote from: "depward"
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
This is one of the best threads ever on CG.

Oh no doubt.  Even had the unexpected twist.  Good stuff!

Plus boobs. Heh. Boobs.

Oh, and people (at work) are staring at me laughing at Hetz's Morrowind deflowering comment.
16774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 on: October 21, 2005, 04:18:17 PM
TEH PHANTOM3Z FOR TEH W1N!!bang!!!!11!1!eleventyoneittyoneone!!!1!!1111!!!!
16775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 on: October 21, 2005, 04:16:29 PM
Quote from: "msduncan"
Has Microsoft officially ruled out use of mouse/keyboard for games?   The controller inputs are USB.......

There are screenshots of the 360 controller with a RIM style keyboard on it. I dunno if it was doctored or not.
16776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What games do you wish you'd never sold/traded in? on: October 21, 2005, 04:11:33 PM
SCUMM games :
DotT, Sam'n'Max, Full Throttle, All of the Monkey Islands.

These are PC games I miss. I thought I gave away my Wing Commander Prophecy; found it in an old box last week. Woot! I still have all the ultimas (although 8 and 9 could go up in flames at any point and I wouldn't care). Diablo 1 and 2 are gone, and I am sad. The Incredible Machine still taunts me with memories of entertaining bliss. Eye of the Beholder 1 and 2 (3 is NOT missed). Final Fantasy XI was sooo good. I may just end up playing it on Xbox360.

As to consoles, I miss many, many games.

The original Metroid. I have the Zeldas, but I miss the first 3 breath of fires, and Kung Fu Chaos. That game is just so much fun. Dammit.

Final Fantasy 1,6 and 7, Dragon Warrior, Streets of Rage, SMB1, 2, 3, Super Mario World, Mario64, Bionic Commando (damned hard), Panzer Dragoon Orta.

Cripes, I'm filled with regret.  :shock:   :?  :cry:  crybaby
16777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Launch List to be announced tomorrow? on: October 20, 2005, 06:51:41 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"

I didn't wanna confuse him any more than I probably did.  You've got that covered now it seems. slywink

Bah. I left out Octimal and Binary... ooo, and Binary anding for IP routing. And MAC addresses, and ARP.

Anyone got the OSI model lyin' around? slywink
16778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Launch List to be announced tomorrow? on: October 19, 2005, 08:17:38 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"

1-9 = 1-9
10 -> 15 = a, b, c, d, e, f

Erm. Let's not forget the important character 0.

decimal is from deca (means 10)
hexadecimal is from hex and decimal (6and10 or "16")

smile Normal math (common use) is decimal or Base10. Basically, it means each character is out of a possible 10 combinations. Hex extends it by 6 characters to be a total of 16 values in one character. Since there isn't a common character following, they substitute letters to mean :
0 = zero
1-9 = one to nine
A = ten
B = eleven
C = twelve
D = thirteen
E = fourteen
F = fifteen
There is no sixteenth character; 0 (zero) counts (although it's just a placeholder for null).

Remember grade 4 math, with the "ones" column, the "tens" column, "hundreds" column, etc? This is how it breaks down:

Base10 is 0,1-9  ... so the number 4023 = (4x1000) + (0x100) + (2x10) + (3x1)
Base16 is 0,1-9,A-F ... so the number FB7 = (15x16) + (11x16) + (7x1)

FB7 is the Hex form of 4023. You can doublecheck by running windows calculator, and turning it to scientific. Type in 4023 and then on the left click on the Hex radio button.
16779  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [parenting] MY SON WILL NOT GO TO SLEEP on: October 19, 2005, 07:09:20 PM
or chloroform. slywink

Shortening the separation procedure may also help. You're doing the bath, story and then staying with him until he's asleep. That's a lot of full-time attention and it may be setting the expection contrary to reality. Maybe give him some time between events to be alone and just play (so you'd be starting your process earlier). I'd also suggest trying to put him in bed, give him a loving kiss and telling him goodnight, and then leaving the room and closing the door. He needs to develop the skill of going to sleep on his own.
16780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I dont know about my 360 now.. on: October 18, 2005, 11:09:12 AM
On the other hand. the games you mentioned would also be cheaper in the future. You can also rent em and be a little more discerning on your purchase. I can tell you Burnout Revenge is really good, but it doesn't feel quite as fun as Burnout 3.
16781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2005, 11:45:16 PM
Quote from: "GuidoTKP"

*NOW* we know why cats run up trees.

Hey, we all want a little pussy... in this case, it doesn't seem like the little pussy was ... uhm ... willing.
16782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hey, you punks! (I love that, warning) IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!! on: October 17, 2005, 11:39:41 PM
Grats on getting to 35! slywink
16783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / new tv for the Xbox360 on: October 17, 2005, 11:36:48 PM
16784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Zelda Project! on: October 17, 2005, 06:04:19 PM
Played all the NES and SNES ones, never played MM or OoT. I have that disk, but I lent my cube to a buddy. :: shrug ::. I wasn't too impressed with the first 5 min of MM, so I'm holding off for a rainy day. Dammit, there's too many great new games to get caught up in the old stuff right now.
16785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (10/17) on: October 17, 2005, 01:38:26 PM
I want the Bible game; I wanna go smoke some heathens. slywink
16786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Cliché Girl Issues] Act 3/3: Loose Ends on: October 17, 2005, 03:57:10 AM
When you talk to her (she's likely to call; I mean, she DID kiss you goodbye)... be into her, but keep the conversation short. Make her want to see you.

Say something like I don't have much time right now Jessica, we'll have to make this quick... that way she feels like she's got to put a bit of herself into the conversation. Don't be afraid to end the call before you get all mushy or get to the "uhm, so howya doiiiin'" lulls. End it on a high note, and be very inviting during the call.

She's going through the EXACT SAME crap, or if she's more practiced she's already figured out what she wants to do.

Good luck LE.. I'd laugh if she turned out to be one of the 12 people responsible for the messages posted under U2K/General. slywink Remember to keep the conversation short, cite busy-ness, and that you'd like to get together. Keep a sense of humour about this, and don't worry if you don't hear from her for a few days. I'd call again 2 days after I left the voicemail... you don't want to be forgotten.
16787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / SSX: On Tour on: October 16, 2005, 06:01:25 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
SSS Tricky > SSS On Tour > SSX 3 > SSX

Agree with that completely.

Amped2>SSX slywink

jk!!! I'm not a troll, I just play one on TV. biggrin

I would have picked it up for a month (@10bux) but... no LIVE, No Purge.
16788  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / iPod Video announced on: October 14, 2005, 06:46:32 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Yeah the only restriction that Apple tries to impose is that they don't want you to be able to move music from the iPod to your PC.  Its easy to work around but they are trying to avod having someone go over to a buddy's house and fill his iPod with his buddy's music and then upload it to his PC.

Just get the iPod plugin for WinAmp. I don't even use iTunes. Blech. MMD3 skin on Winamp 5.x with iPod plugin, and everytin's A-o-tay!
16789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I think I need to quit gaming for a while on: October 14, 2005, 06:17:36 PM
Half-Life 2, Halo 1 & 2, Dynasty Warriors Version 3,4 and 5, Burnout 3 (and revenge is really good too). RE4 and Zelda have also entertained me beyond the point of remembering to go to bed. smile

I dunno, I tend to be a cynical gamer, but I love me a few games that feel worth it to slog through the mediocre (such as the Hulk slywink ). I used to love Anime RPGs, but since not having a PS2 for 3 years, I've been out of touch with them. I tried to go back, but frankly the ones I've tried (FF8 and FF9) were so overwrought and predictable I lost interest.

I'd also have to say some of the TC games have been enough to keep me going; multiplayer LIVE is a definate IN~ for me.
16790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 1000 post mark on: October 14, 2005, 03:49:03 PM
For gods sakes man, it's the only decent picture of her face! I don't like the other shots nearly as much; I'm not the biggest Kate B. fan though.

It's not that I'd kick her outta bed for eatin' crackers ... especially if "Crackers" is a pet name for her hot bisexual friend.

"Ladies; I'm out, gimme a few minutes... do what feels natural. I'm gonna go and make a sandwich.. wait, didn't we just share one? I meant an *edible* one.  :shock: Hrmm... that one fits too  :twisted: "
16791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in ! 1980! on: October 14, 2005, 03:25:54 PM
Crimenetly! Jee Whillikers... dagnabit, kids today got no respect.
16792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 17.6 Million to begin developing games for PS3 - Yowza! on: October 14, 2005, 08:59:46 AM
Quote from: "Galadriels"
P.S.  IMHO, Zakzak, where the article originates, is hardly a source for industry insider info.  It's like expecting a gossip/tabloid to reveal the latest industry trend.  If you don't believe me, check out more prominent sections on that site.   :wink:

 :shock: :blink: :blink:

¡–]ŒŽ”ü² (Misa Mochizuki) is HOT.

biggrin what was the topic again?  Cool
16793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Today's Wrap... on: October 13, 2005, 04:23:06 PM
This was supposed to happen in Fable. If you didn't get your ass in gear, you may have found another set of adventurers leaving the dungeon (cleared of items and the treasure) and you could contratulate them, pout, or kick their ass and loot them.

As I see it, I'm all for games with reasonable time limits. I don't like the whole "keep-up" game, and a games time has to be tempered with the controller complexity.

Key plot points should be "missable" based on a reasonable time.
16794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 17.6 Million to begin developing games for PS3 - Yowza! on: October 13, 2005, 04:16:13 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Translation: "Stop developing crap.  That shit you did before?  Not gonna fly this time kids"

Heh. I think it still will. See, the backwards compatibility on X360 muddies the water; where the xbox was the most advanced and going to the next level doesn't show as big a difference as PS2 to PS3. God, PS2 is ugly.
16795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Some hands on on: October 13, 2005, 04:08:11 PM
For gods sake... papa needs his smak; gimme some Crimson Skies news.

So, to sum up :

Visualizations, Wireless 802.11a functionality, Media Center / 360 connectivity, noise (does the 360 sound like a cesna with 2 extra balls in the bearings)... give us the goods man.

Oh, and a shot of you kissing J's arse. That's a picture worth a thousand laughs.  :twisted: See if he'll wear your feather boa for the shot..  :lol:
16796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 17.6 Million to begin developing games for PS3 - Yowza! on: October 13, 2005, 04:01:47 PM
Well, I guess EA is still able to afford a PS3 showing.

Pardon my [insert language foreign to YOU]; but that is a FUCKLOAD of money to drop on development of a product that may or may not achieve commercial success. It's like being a backer for "Waterworld". :: shudder ::
16797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Bundles, non-bundles, HD and accessories on: October 13, 2005, 01:05:52 AM
I stand corrected.

I believe the S on girls was Capitolized. slywink
16798  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Calling warning - Good News Man! on: October 12, 2005, 09:22:39 PM
*cough* Sledgehammer? As in the "loudener" where he had a toilet paper roll over the end of his gun, and when he shot target dummies it put a hole in them large enough to pass traffic through?
16799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] New Madden gameplay movie on: October 12, 2005, 09:20:21 PM
I saw the title of this thread and thought : AW CRAP. First Alone in the Dark, then Doom, now MADDEN has a movie too? Cripes, I wonder who is going to be John Madden.. we need someone younger than him; maybe they could dig up Red Skelton; any ol' clown can do THAT job. slywink
16800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Backward Compatible List Soon on: October 12, 2005, 09:15:51 PM
They bundle it with Cheerios, and it comes with full versions of both Nightcasters and Mechassault 2.
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