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4681  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sopranos on: June 15, 2007, 07:22:14 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 15, 2007, 01:29:24 PM

Tony's Dead at the end of the show.

I don't watch the show but the article sounds convincing given what it relates...

Those theories have been going around since the moment the last episode ended, it still doesn't confirm anything. The way I see it, if it was meant to be the definitive answer to our questions, David Chase would have been saying "no shit, of course that meant he was killed!" in the interview. But he didn't, meaning there are other possibilities.
4682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: June 15, 2007, 07:15:38 PM

Quote from: juniordan on June 15, 2007, 05:28:59 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 14, 2007, 07:30:32 PM

Quote from: Ridah on June 14, 2007, 07:25:06 PM

Will you be reviewing both the PC and 360 versions, Knightshade?

Yep, I have both.  I'm endevouring to do exactly that.

How do you seriously do that?  Do you play like you did the fist time around? although you probable plan on doing things different but cant  because you are drawn to what you already know? like the story, paths to take, do you search any more or less for hidden objects, quest etc.? I guess I am so fascinated by what you do because I personally cant replay a game I have just completed for like 6 month after and even then it just a quick play for short fix. But you have to jump right into it. Do you play both to completion or just enough for a review?

Ok I will stop this is becoming an interview.... icon_biggrin I am just curious...

He dual-boxes slywink
4683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not good on: June 15, 2007, 08:14:33 AM
I'm constantly blown away at how short-sighted some people here are. The first console out the gate hasn't even had it's first price cut yet, and we're already picking winners and losers. The way I see it, the fact that the Wii is selling loads of units regardless of the fact that it has a crummy selection of quality titles presently and in the foreseeable future is an ode to the fact that it's simply the "hot" thing to buy at the moment, and within a 1-2 years time will fall back on GameCube status where its mainly the Nintendo loyalists who continue to support it. Just look at what games most people are talking about in message boards, look at our own message boards, how much are we talking about upcoming Wii games compared to upcoming 360 and PS3 games? I'm not saying there is nothing to look forward to on the Wii, not at all, I just feel like in general, there are more people excited about upcoming 360 and PS3 games.

Yes, you can continue throwing cold hard numbers around to dispute my arguement, but sometimes you have to read between the lines a bit to understand where things may really be heading.
4684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- WHEN?!?!?!?!?! on: June 15, 2007, 07:51:32 AM
I didn't realize Mystique from X-men snuck into this game...  ninja

The game looks good, but graphically the frame rate is what is going to win me over. If we can get a solid 30fps for 95% if the game I'll be ecstatic, but I'm not holding my breath.
4685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jessica Alba wants no-strings sex on: June 15, 2007, 07:49:37 AM

Quote from: Gwar21 on June 14, 2007, 09:57:14 PM

I don't think a girl's a slut if she enjoys sex.

I don't think a girl's a slut if she enjoys sex, but I do think a girl's a slut if she wants sex with lots of different men with no strings attached.  Blech.  People like that creep me out, male or female.

What about a guy who wants sex with lots of different women with no strings attached?
4686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: June 15, 2007, 02:07:33 AM
After playing the demo I don't see how this is reminding anyone of Dungeon Keeper. Completely different control scheme, completely different style of gameplay, and it takes place mostly outdoors and above the surface of the planet. Besides the obvious "its good to be evil" theme the game is going with, I don't see any similarities.
4687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not good on: June 15, 2007, 01:59:52 AM

Quote from: gellar on June 15, 2007, 12:06:20 AM

I think at this point it's relatively safe to say that both Sony and MS are fucking up hardcore.


That's the second time you've made some far-fetched comment regarding doom for MS and/or Sony without any reasoning or explanation... I mean we're still in the early stages of this console generation. It'll take years before we can really determine whether any of these consoles could be deemed a success or failure. 
4688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: June 14, 2007, 07:25:06 PM
Will you be reviewing both the PC and 360 versions, Knightshade?
4689  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: More Firefox Nonsense.... on: June 14, 2007, 06:58:19 PM
Yeah, the first thing I figured out how to do once I moved to Vista was to turn that automatic protection bullshit off. One thing I've always liked about Firefox though is that it automatically spell-checks anything you type out, which is especially useful in forums. Is there a way to turn that on in IE?
4690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sopranos on: June 14, 2007, 03:37:47 AM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on June 13, 2007, 09:37:53 PM

Quote from: jblank on June 12, 2007, 05:57:48 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on June 12, 2007, 05:56:05 PM

You know, the more I think about it, the more I think that Tony gets killed at the end.  It's the only way the abrupt cut-off-in-mid-lyric ending makes any sense.  "You don't hear when it happens."  If the message is that life goes on, then a more traditional pan back, fade to black, cue the music and credits ending is the way to convey it.

Certainly possible and the more I think about what Chase has said, the more I think that he is fine with letting the viewer make up their own mind. A gunshot sound, THEN the fade to black and music stopping, would have been better, but he is a better writer than I am.

Yes, but the point was that "you don't hear it when it happens."  That's why a gunshot sound wouldn't make sense.

No, the point is that we really can never know for sure.
4691  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DOA Movie on: June 13, 2007, 03:45:28 AM
Can we please get some NSFW pics up in here!?
4692  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sopranos on: June 13, 2007, 01:25:39 AM
I watched this last episode with a friend of mine so we did basically all the debating that is going on in this thread. Our conclusion was that David Chase intended this exact reaction, it was genius infact, because it's like we've heard it said a million times in the series: You know, but you don't know. There is no true way to pinpoint a clue that tells us what happens at that point when the screen goes black. We know about the indictments coming down on Tony so its possible he will be going on the lamb. We know people want him dead, which people have wanted since the first season, so maybe he was taken out. Perhaps he does 5-10 years in the can, comes out and retires and lives to old age? We really don't know, and my personal opinion is that it really was the perfect ending. The knee-jerk reaction is to be angry I think because all of the tension and adrenaline that's been building up almost demands we see SOMETHING, but once you let it stew a bit it makes sense.

The series really evolved quite a bit from season 1 to season 6. I've been watching the series for 6 years now since I was 17, I've seen it become something slightly different in each season. The biggest evolution I've observed in the series is it's darkness. With each season the show became progressively darker, more serious, and more depressing. We are all going to have our favorite and least favorite seasons, my brother's favorite season was 5, which seems like most people here's least favorite. Season 6, as much as people were putting it down, did a few things right, I mean heck it brought tears to my eyes like 3-4 times. To each his own, you know? The Sopranos, in its entirety, is an amazing show that I've never seen replicated on TV before. Whether you love it or hate it, or loved it then grew to hate it, there's no denying its impact on the television world and the people who watched it from beginning to end.
4693  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] System stable... for now. on: June 11, 2007, 08:51:20 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on June 10, 2007, 12:42:21 AM

How did you get C&C 3 to recongize the cd?

I've been having a similiar problem with Stronghold Legends, installed fine but then when I got to launch it "Please insert cd" even though it's already inserted!
Same problem with Stronghold 2. (The first time it launched fine, but now it keeps asking for the cd.)

I'm on a dell inspiron 1501 laptop (bought used and already had vista, so no choice really between that and xp) and really do miss XP.

I had that problem initially but I updated the drivers for my DVD drive and it's worked flawlessly since then. There has been a driver update for every issue I initially had with Vista. In terms of what games have worked, I've only tried World of Warcraft, C&C3, and Counter-Strike: Source.
4694  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] System stable... for now. on: June 08, 2007, 06:22:30 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 08, 2007, 01:22:41 AM

I don't mean to be rude, but for what reason did you install Vista?  I can't honestly think of a single reason I would upgrade yet, especially given the lack of solid drivers and all of the problems I've heard about.  I guess if you like wasting system resources on a uselessly shiny interface it might be interesting for a day or two. 

When we ordered the computer from Dell, I decided that I would go ahead and include Vista. I already have 2-3 copies of XP, so I figured I would at least own a copy Vista and give it a chance and if it was bad I would go back to XP. So far, I'm loving it. All the games I try on it work flawlessly and the interface is awesome.
4695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Arnie Snubs Paris Hilton on: June 07, 2007, 06:28:01 PM
I have to laugh at the 40 day house arrest, I think I would consider it a blessing if I wasn't allowed to leave my house for 40 days. Gaming nirvana here I come!

No sense in getting so angry about it, it's nothing new. Also, it isn't just the fact that she is rich, its also that she's white.
4696  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista tips on: June 07, 2007, 04:52:37 PM
For the most part, Vista has proven to be a very reliable OS for me. Initially I thought some of the hardware issues I was having on my new computer had to do with Vista, but I loaded it onto my old PC and upgraded some drivers and haven't had a single problem. Every game I've tried so far has worked flawlessly including WoW, CS: Source, and C&C3. I'm sure there are a laundry list of games (particularly the older titles) that may have issues, but so far for me everything is working well and running fast.

I do have some questions though for those who may have more experience with Vista than I do. How do I turn down some of the security settings, particularly the majority of the prompts before installing or entering certain folders in the HD?
4697  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WoW] 3-Day banned again! on: June 07, 2007, 04:45:25 PM
The way I look at it, any type of server that increases the amount of excuses for the power-happy admins to ban you over is a server I don't want to be on.

About 7 hours left on my ban...  drool Luckily fixing this new computer I bought has been keeping me occupied.
4698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft trying to kill PC gaming? on: June 07, 2007, 04:43:01 PM

Quote from: drifter on June 07, 2007, 04:29:20 PM

Reads more like a rant than a news article.

I think that's normally how it goes when an article is rather biased.
4699  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] System stable... for now. on: June 07, 2007, 04:14:16 AM
Well the tech guy came today, way ahead as planned but he works in the area so he was kind enough to stop by. I don't know what he did by my system appears to be stable and up-to-date, I told him to hang on to the HD and mobo though just incase, and I have his personal cell phone number so I can summon him if needed. I'm just praying everything stays stable.
4700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft trying to kill PC gaming? on: June 06, 2007, 11:36:58 PM
I don't see how Live for Windows would destroy PC gaming any more than it has for 360 gaming. I see the biggest downside to it all being that current free services will become part of Microsoft's subscription-based service. This isn't entirely bad though because MS has proven that the Live atmosphere is a quality-controlled and cheater-free one, which is worth the price of admission to me.
4701  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] Monitor issues... on: June 06, 2007, 10:30:47 PM
It's about 2-3 months old, we just recently had trouble with it when the HD suddently crashed.
4702  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] Monitor issues... on: June 06, 2007, 05:10:36 PM
Heck, the computer hasn't been stable enough for me to even start downloading porn slywink

I've actually found drivers that fix specific issues I was having. For example the 30 second random lockups, I found a driver for my DVD drive that supposedly fixes that issue (who woulda thought?). Someone is coming out to replace the motherboard at the end of the week and luckily I told them to bring an extra HD as well, because I really think the culprit here is the HD which pretty much died on me last night while I was trying to install a new game.
4703  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WoW] 3-Day banned again! on: June 06, 2007, 05:07:34 PM
The character's name was Bedwetter. I dunno, guess I offended a parent who had a child with that problem, or worse yet a kid young enough to have that problem. The admins still haven't gotten back to me about what it was I did to get the 3 day ban though.
4704  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] Monitor issues... on: June 06, 2007, 04:22:32 AM
Wow, this has been quite an adventure. I switched my monitor from a standard cable to DVI and all my monitor problems have disappeared. Also, once I got C&C3 running I was pleasantly surprised to find that it runs extremely well at all settings maxed. A tech guy is coming out at the end of the week to replace the motherboard, I think that should help iron out the remaining mysterious issues.
4705  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] Monitor issues... on: June 06, 2007, 02:27:21 AM
And now I'm having trouble with my CDROM drive acting wierd, I installed C&C3 but now it says to put the CD in the drive when I attempt to launch it... and it's in there! I'm starting to suspect this new Dell is fucked up.
4706  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] Monitor issues... on: June 06, 2007, 02:25:58 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 06, 2007, 01:07:33 AM

Quote from: Ridah on June 05, 2007, 11:08:00 PM

Any ideas?

re-install XP?  <ba-rump-bump-bump!>  Tongue

I'd make sure your monitor's-not video card- drivers are up to date.

1) I tried to revert to XP but I got a blue screen of death each time.

2) I've been trying to update my monitor's drivers which I'm confident will solve the distortion issues but Vista insists my current monitor is the correct one.
4707  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] Monitor issues... on: June 06, 2007, 12:04:48 AM
I have a Nvidia 7600 GT with the latest Vista drivers. The thing is I don't think it's Vista because my monitor was working fine on another computer that was running Vista but with a Nvidia 6600 video card.
4708  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] Monitor issues... on: June 05, 2007, 11:08:00 PM
Strangely enough, this computer is not recognizing my monitor as anything besides a generic plug and play monitor. When I increase the resolution from 1280x1024 to its native 1680x1050 resolution, I get some odd distortions in the image and it is slightly blurry. Any ideas?
4709  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [WoW] 3-Day banned again! on: June 05, 2007, 03:46:31 AM
This is getting out of hand. Only three weeks ago Blizzard dropped the 72 ban on me for creating a character with a name that was deemed inappropriate. A bit drastic in my opinion, but fine. Today I'm playing and all of a sudden I'm kicked off the server, I try to log back and my account is temporarily banned again. The problem this time? My account is suspect to having been involved in exploiting the economy, or being associated with an account that has exploited the economy. WHAT!? I have no clue what they might even be referring to! The scary thing is that they say this is the final warning, so if I do something again my account is going bye-bye. I emailed them over 6 hours ago asking what specifically I did to warrant the ban and they haven't gotten back to me yet. Honestly, I'm starting to feel like these admins are abusing their powers, I put way too much time into my characters to have to feel paranoid about my account being closed for no reason.
4710  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] So how do I get sound to work in Vista? on: June 04, 2007, 09:07:36 PM
Make that three replies slywink
4711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Japan: 5 to 1... on: June 04, 2007, 09:04:58 PM
I don't see how the Wii's dominance is so surprising, the PS3 has almost NO games in it's library worth purchasing the system for.
4712  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] So how do I get sound to work in Vista? on: June 04, 2007, 02:11:11 AM

Quote from: Calvin on June 03, 2007, 08:28:44 PM

Quote from: Ridah on June 03, 2007, 08:13:02 PM

I actually downloaded Vista compatible drivers and the sound is fine now  thumbsup

Shouldn't that have been step one?

Wow Calvin, two replies and not a single bit of useful information. Perhaps you should just stay out of my threads instead of using them to increase your post count?

Anyhow, initually when I went to SB's website it said that they did not support Vista. After searching around a bit I found a link to SB's site with compatible drivers. Kind of wierd really.
4713  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] So how do I get sound to work in Vista? on: June 03, 2007, 08:13:02 PM
I actually downloaded Vista compatible drivers and the sound is fine now  thumbsup
4714  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista tips on: June 03, 2007, 05:57:46 PM
So far everything except for my sound card works perfectly, but I think the sound card issue was intentional.
4715  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [Vista] So how do I get sound to work in Vista? on: June 03, 2007, 05:54:42 PM
I have the SB Audigy.
4716  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / [Vista] System stable... for now. on: June 03, 2007, 04:58:11 AM
Just upgraded to Vista, everything went smoothly except now I have no sound. I have a Sound Blaster audio card.
4717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Airborne goes Unreal 3 on: June 01, 2007, 11:50:35 PM
LoL @ junior's comment slywink My guess is that there is a gold and red mushroom you eat to make you that size for about half a minute.
4718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] 4.7 Million Wii VC titles sold on: June 01, 2007, 11:48:19 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 01, 2007, 06:42:24 PM

Imagine if there is a deluge of genuinely high profile titles for the Wii all of which use the controller in remarkably fun ways and look cool besides. Nintendo will crush Sony and Microsoft in one fell swoop and will show how the pursuit of bigger and better graphics does not always equal better gameplay. icon_cool

Err... Probably not.
4719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pirates 3 Impressions (Spoilers) on: May 31, 2007, 03:29:31 AM
The movie was too god damn long. Why do movies with crappy stories insist on being so long!?! By the last hour I was so jittery I was WAITING to jump out of my seat.
4720  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: CDN - Viva Pinata for 19.99 CAD (17US) at Best-Buy. on: May 30, 2007, 08:20:04 PM
Is that the online price only or is it that price at the BB stores as well?
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