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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Why in hell do people still refer this gen as next gen?!? Aren't we past that? on: April 30, 2012, 07:05:48 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 30, 2012, 07:04:55 AM

So whats the correct cutoff point as to calling a console or piece of technology next gen? I still see some people referring to this generation as next gen. That's plain silly, it's been in or living rooms for years... Any insight on this baffling situation?

Many people still aren't playing on HD sets and I think that really is the reason these are still considered next gen.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Why in hell do people still refer this gen as next gen?!? Aren't we past that? on: April 30, 2012, 07:03:45 PM
Amazingly enough, no.

I'm more concerned about the use of drm and dlc to control what is already a closed platform.  I think the value add of the new architectures is not going to be as great as the leap to hd and consumers will lose more options.

CoD X-treme will cost $ 60, will have a 2GB day one patch, multiplayer will be a additional cost(with another 2 GB download) probably include it's own subscription fee, any cool weapons will be available only for a fee and you'll still be paying with the same teenagers.

Ok, maybe I'm a bit jaded, but I'm thinking about skipping the next generation.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Adam Sessler Leaving G4/XPlay on: April 27, 2012, 04:45:19 AM
I remembered the thread but drew a complete blank on the yeah, I had to go there slywink
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Adam Sessler Leaving G4/XPlay on: April 26, 2012, 05:43:04 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 26, 2012, 12:31:37 AM

Wherever he lands, may he have a co-host that isn't a complete moron.  I was hoping Webb was leaving....

Whatever happened to the original cohost?
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Article] How the Tech Parade Passed Sony By on: April 24, 2012, 10:44:25 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 24, 2012, 09:16:32 PM

Quote from: Calavera on April 24, 2012, 06:52:48 PM

I've heard a lot of things about Sony lately, praise for not milking customers is definitely not one of them.

Yup, it's a different style of milking, but its still pulling on the teet. Still, its probably more preferable to more gamers than the blatant milking M$ has foisted on the masses. I wouldn't argue about Sony's HW design and quality this gen - significantly better than any of the competition. In thinking that's been a constant across multiple gens though, I'm wondering if people have forgotten about the rampant DVD issues with the early PS2's?

Yeah, Sony seems to try to stuff a razor blade methodology into every product they make.  SD Card the standard?  Let's sell a proprietary memory stick that costs 10x as much.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 4/20/2012 on: April 22, 2012, 04:20:18 AM
Sins of a Solar Empire
Diablo III beta
maybe some Skyrim
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: The Sword and the Sorcerer on: March 30, 2012, 03:11:31 AM
I've gotta find that.  I still have the original on vhs somewhere

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168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Midnight Run 2 on: March 23, 2012, 05:53:20 PM
The guys who wrote GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra are going to write it?????

Uh, no.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Dragon Age 3 on: March 21, 2012, 04:22:28 AM
Heck, it took me so long that I just finished Dragon Age Origins (and I bought the collectors edition the first week).

There was no way I was buying a hurried sequel that seemed cobbled together just so it could make the next christmas -way to try to bury a promising franchise EA.

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170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Am in a Book Reading Funk (Need Help!) on: March 20, 2012, 04:10:52 AM
If you never read David Brin, he is a great hard sf writer from the 80' s-90' s.  Glory Road (not Heinlein) just came out for kindle and Earth is also there.

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171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/16/12 on: March 17, 2012, 07:53:25 PM
Skyrim, maybe some batman ac

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172  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Limbaugh: Contraception advocate should post online sex videos on: March 07, 2012, 12:31:56 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 07, 2012, 12:28:48 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on March 06, 2012, 06:52:11 PM

Way to be all typically self righteous up there on your pompous, elitist high horse, attempting to educate me about something that a) I already know about, and b) don't think the government should be involved in.

Yeah, whatever is incredibly apt.

The only two ways a person could support the newly minted Conservative position on this issue require there to be severe deficits in either their level of factual information or sense of moral decency.

I did not realize you were already so well educated on the subject.  Thank you for setting me straight.

-Autistic Angel

You forgot, my side right or wrong.  Rah!  Rah!  Rah!
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/2/12 on: March 03, 2012, 08:55:55 AM
Skyrim with the STEP mod(s).  Also some Serious Sam 3 (anyone for co-op?  I'm Pyperkub...) and maybe some Defense Grid.
174  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Limbaugh: Contraception advocate should post online sex videos on: March 02, 2012, 06:58:13 PM
Wasn't Limbaugh addicted to prescription painkillers?  Wouldn't that have his insurance company subsidizing his drug habit?

Limbaugh used to be funny and smart, but in the world of talk radio, where you have to constantly out do yourself to keep your listeners, he's grown into a caricature.  He's still smart, but he's gone off the deep end (it doesn't pay to be moderate).
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: February 27, 2012, 07:51:01 PM
Best Buy has iPad 2's on sale ($50 off).  Pretty clear indicator that the 3 might be in stores soon...

Best Buy is now selling all variants of the iPad 2 for $50 off the usual list price. Given that the Apple-authorized big box electronics retailer usually sticks to the regular pricing, this is a bit atypical

176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: What are you buying this week? (02/27) on: February 27, 2012, 07:43:50 AM
Picked up Warhammer 40k Space Marine on the amazon sale.

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177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: let's talk tablets on: February 27, 2012, 07:27:36 AM

Quote from: Morgul on February 15, 2012, 04:34:01 PM

ummm, if you figure out how to get thief and bauldurs gate 2 to run on this tablet I have coming I will..  love you long time

Thief?!? That's not infinity but I'd pick that up in a heartbeat.

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178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Sci-fi and Fantasy for 2012 on: February 26, 2012, 04:56:28 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 26, 2012, 07:22:17 AM

It isn't. It's fan art.

For fan art, not bad.

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179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sci-fi and Fantasy for 2012 on: February 26, 2012, 02:11:09 AM

Quote from: Purge on January 11, 2012, 07:49:18 PM

I am about to begin my re-read of the Wheel of Time to end with A Memory of Light (book 14, estimated to have an August 2012 release).

What crappy artwork.  I hope that's not the cover.
180  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The GOP's McGovern moment on: February 26, 2012, 02:09:29 AM
bad linky
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robocop Does Not Hold Up Well on: February 21, 2012, 06:47:38 AM
I can't remember, but robocop 2 might have been as bad as highlander 2.  The first is a lot of fun though.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It is as of right now official. I clicked the "submit application" button... on: February 21, 2012, 06:20:14 AM
Way to go PeteRock!  I wonder how the hair and face will do after you're done raiding the dispensary!  Congrats! thumbsup

Spoiler for Hiden:
Do you have to change your handle to PeteDroog now?
183  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Are you having Steam sale withdrawl? on: January 08, 2012, 08:52:13 AM
I miss the daily goals and coal and the anticipation.  I really liked the daily achievements as they generally got you to jump into the game (s) you just bought.  It'd be kinda cool if they did that for games in your collection that you hadn't played yet over the offseason.

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184  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon PC DD Daily Deals on: December 26, 2011, 10:09:23 AM

Quote from: EddieA on December 24, 2011, 10:58:34 PM

They've also matched Direct2Drive's daily deal of Dragon Age : Origins Ultimate Edition for $7.50.

I tried getting this from amazon awhile back and I could never get it to install, after multiple HUGE downloads.  fortunately they did give me a refund, but it was agony just trying to download it.
185  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Holiday Sale! on: December 20, 2011, 01:40:08 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 19, 2011, 11:29:11 PM

Yeah, as usual, if you aren't ready to jump on a game immediately, always wait until the last day of the sale when they will most likely go back on sale.

I don't think they did this for the Autumn/Thanksgiving sale, so they may change their stripes this year...
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [NCAA] Bowl Pick 'Em 2011-2012 on: December 12, 2011, 07:34:26 PM
OO Bowl Pick'em is up - can Lassr keep the hot streak going?

Going by Confidence points  First bowl game is this Friday the 17th.

This should be the Invite link (OO Bowl'pick em)

Pass: octopus

Group ID is 27224

Come on Down! (and Please let me know if there are any issues.)
187  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Amazon MP3 Daily Deal plus various other MP3 deals (keep it updated!) on: December 05, 2011, 07:06:40 AM
Charlie Brown Christmas album on sale today too.

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188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: It is as of right now official. I clicked the "submit application" button... on: December 02, 2011, 05:36:32 AM
Good luck Pete!

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189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halloween! Is anyone playing horror games? on: November 01, 2011, 07:02:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 30, 2011, 08:38:05 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 30, 2011, 07:54:45 PM

thumbsup for both Nocturne and the Blair Witch games.  I wish GOG had those, but I remember them being particularly finicky.

Weren't the same people involved in Bloodrayne, or am I just merging similar concepts?

yep, Terminal Reality.  IIRC an item from Nocturne appears in Bloodrayne.

Bloodrayne was actually based on Svetlana from Nocturne.  I think some of Bloodrayne was also based on what Nocturne 2 was supposed to be (but I never played Bloodrayne).
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Halloween! Is anyone playing horror games? on: October 30, 2011, 06:57:40 PM

Quote from: Inverarity on October 30, 2011, 06:40:23 PM

I'm trying to remember that game where you played a sort of van helsing-like character and went through four acts to kill various vampire baddies. It was 3rd person, your character had a pair of pistols and there was an on-screen aiming line. At the time (probably 2000 / 2001 ??) it was known for its graphics (particularly its shadows...and the way your character's outfit looked). I want to say it started with an N but I can't recall. Any thoughts? It was a "horror" game, for sure.

Nocturne.  I loved that game.

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191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: 2011 College Football on: October 30, 2011, 06:06:00 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on October 30, 2011, 09:00:21 AM

Quote from: gellar on October 30, 2011, 04:24:55 AM

USC/Stanford was probably one of the best football games I've ever seen, period.  I'd really like to see Stanford get a shot for NC this year solely for the reason that this might be their only legit shot in the next 50 years.  It'd be a great story.

Assuming they get by Oregon they have a good shot at a spot in the title game.  But if the remaining undefeated teams win out, then they are probably screwed because the Alabama/LSU winner is a lock if they win out and right now Oklahoma State is ranked higher then Stanford.  So one of those has to lose for Stanford to get its shot. 

I'm sorry for Boise State and Houston.  Though it would be interesting if those two ended up undefeated and everyone else ended up losing a game . . .  ninja

Big ' if' there.  I don't think Oklahoma State has ever beat OU when it really mattered to them.

For that matter, I wouldn't count on the sec showdown winner staying undefeated either.

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192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Halloween! Is anyone playing horror games? on: October 30, 2011, 06:59:32 AM
I bought Amnesia over the steam christmas sale just to play for this week/weekend.

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193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Help Me Decide on a TV (for January) on: October 29, 2011, 08:05:01 PM
You don't need 4 HDMI inputs, what you need is an HDMI-switching receiver with (at least)  4 hdmi inputs

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194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [BOOKS] SF Recommendation? on: October 29, 2011, 07:59:04 PM
Brin's first uplift series is really good.  Starts with Sundiver, then Startide Rising, and concludes with The Uplift War.

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195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [BOOKS] SF Recommendation? on: October 29, 2011, 02:29:14 AM
The ultimate in space opera is ee "doc" Smith's Lensmen series.

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196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am Cornholio - I need TP for my bunghole! on: October 27, 2011, 05:22:15 PM
Bump - this starts tonight (Tivo is set!)
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am Cornholio - I need TP for my bunghole! on: October 18, 2011, 07:51:18 PM
They had a 10-15 minute preview from Comic Con earlier this year that got yanked from youtube.  It was pretty funny (cornholio made an appearance, and they ripped on MTV for not having videos, and ripped on Twilight, Jersey Shore, etc.)

This page has some of it.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Re: NFL 2011 Week 6 Discussion on: October 17, 2011, 05:30:16 AM

Quote from: theohall on October 17, 2011, 03:44:59 AM

I hate saying this, but NFC West teams have beaten the, NFC East and NFC North division leaders.  So which division is weakest in the NFC?

I'm pretty sure the Packers are unbeaten.  The niners did take down the south leading bucs tho...

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199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: OO off line for a short time on: October 17, 2011, 05:05:06 AM
Down again, it appears.

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200  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 9-9-9 sounds really dumb on: October 14, 2011, 07:26:25 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 14, 2011, 02:03:17 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on October 14, 2011, 12:39:07 AM

Even better - did it come from Sim City?

Long before Cain was running for president and getting attention for his 999 plan, the residents of SimCity 4 -- which was released in 2003 -- were living under a system where the default tax rate was 9 percent for commercial taxes, 9 percent for industrial taxes and 9 percent for residential taxes. (That is, of course, if you didn't use the cheat codes to get unlimited money and avoid taxes altogether.)

The campaign staffer who came up with the plan had no comment.   ninja2

You really think Herman Cain couldn't come up with that idea on his own?

FWIW, he didn't - from the article:

Rich Lowrie, the Ohio Wells Fargo employee who is the brains behind Cain's plan, did not return a request for comment regarding whether he is a fan of SimCity and looked to the game for inspiration.
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