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1041  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: June 16, 2010, 07:28:07 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 16, 2010, 07:21:50 PM

I'm with ericb - I use it more now than when I first got it. It has a devious way of enabling you to do things you didn't know you needed to do. Currently I use it as:

- my "sittin on the couch watching TV" web surfer
- my dedicated ebook reader (it gets a LOT of use - I have no issues with eyestrain and the ability to read books from any of the major sellers is huge)
- my comic book reader
- my portable gaming system
- my workout assistant (watching movies on the treadmill FTW!)
- my portable office - carry this thing with me when I'm on call and I'm no longer locked down to my house. No longer have to cancel plans with my family because an issue came up at work. Last weekend I was in Myrtle Beach and used it to remote in and keep tabs on a major issue without having to cut my trip short.
- my go-to email reader - work, Gmail, and Roadrunner accounts on one device? Yes, please!

Most of these things I could do on my iPhone, but not half as quickly and pleasantly. And every day I find new uses for it.

My highest praise for it is that if you took my iPad away today, I'd have to find some kind of device to replace it. I don't ever see myself going back to a time when I don't have an intermediate device between a phone and a laptop.

Agreed with YK and EricB on all accounts.
Gaming ? check
Email? check
Browsing? check
eBooks? check

I also installed the CITRIX receiver for use in our XEN environment here at work - connects flawlessly and I can use Office 2k10 on it.
Also downloaded a few cool apps - cooking / science type things.

Probably what I like the best is at bedtime I can watch a movie etc while not disturbing my wife. Sure I can go downstairs to watch TV but what fun is that ?  icon_lol

And to echo YKs point - couch surfing is great.No more 8lb 17" laptop burning a hole in my leg.

WiFi only for me - did not see the need for 3G given what I am using it for.

Roman
1042  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space 2 on: June 16, 2010, 07:19:52 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 16, 2010, 06:45:12 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 16, 2010, 06:22:20 PM

i never played Dead Space...maybe I should

You should. It's like a sci-fi Resident Evil 4 that is more scary.

Possibly the best game that I played on the 360. Polished and satisfying gameplay. Bought it thanks to the forum effect years back and never regretted it.
1043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space 2 on: June 16, 2010, 07:18:22 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 16, 2010, 04:42:31 PM

Quote from: Roman on June 16, 2010, 04:41:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 16, 2010, 03:46:28 PM

New update on the Dead Space 2 site provided me with this gem (see attached)

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine!

There was a key in the first game, but it was all messy...this is the first real good key I've found.  I've been dying to translate the messages they put on everything!

Altman be praised
1044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 slim pics? on: June 16, 2010, 06:57:43 PM
yes the Ethernet port is still there.

It is beside the USB ports and under the Kinect port - http://www.xbox.com/en-CA/Hardware/x/xbox360250GBconsole/

Just watch the video - you will see it.
1045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space 2 on: June 16, 2010, 04:41:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 16, 2010, 03:46:28 PM

New update on the Dead Space 2 site provided me with this gem (see attached)

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine!
1046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 07:35:09 PM
good point Leo - I totally forgot that.

In fact I was thinking from the time that the white model was on the stage ''wouldn't it be cool if......"
1047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 07:31:00 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 14, 2010, 07:25:49 PM

pic from Kotaku





edit>has the new 360 got an ethernet port?..it better had,as i don't use WiFi


a little deceiving in my mind - the new Xbox looks to be sitting back a little in terms of reference. Playing tricks on us?
1048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 07:29:29 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 14, 2010, 07:20:22 PM

The Harmonix dancing looked really smooth, but there was no on-screen representaion of the player. Can it reall tell if I'm doing specific dance moves correctly or could I wave around a golf putter to trick it?

It was there in the top right hand corner next to the steps that were to be performed next. Re-watch and you will see it.
1049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 06:59:22 PM
new 360 this week!

fucking studio audience gets one just for being there!
1050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 06:52:44 PM
star wars with kinect! Awsome. Force push for the win.
1051  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 06:49:20 PM
Dance Central looks cool - too bad I can't dance. icon_lol
1052  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: June 14, 2010, 03:45:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 14, 2010, 03:39:14 PM

Quote from: Misguided on June 14, 2010, 03:19:32 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 14, 2010, 02:06:51 PM

The idea of buying a steering wheel for my 360 has me looking forward to an alternative.

I don't suggest that, if you want something good anyway. There aren't any (steering wheels for 360).

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wireless-Racing-Wheel/dp/B000VBIGK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1276529925&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-MC2-Racing-Wheel/dp/B000BQUV5M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1276529925&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Joytech-Nitro-Racing-Wheel/dp/B000EOJ6DY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1276529925&sr=8-3

I have the MS branded model and have no complaints - the force feedback is a great feature.
1053  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space 2 on: June 12, 2010, 08:20:43 PM

Quote from: Roman on May 14, 2010, 01:54:44 PM

Like a grade 6 student wearing track pants while staring at the hotest girl in class - boing!
  icon_smile
1054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: June 10, 2010, 12:58:07 PM
picked up a 64gb WiFi model yesterday at BestBuy on a whim. Really like it so far - just like a previous poster mentioned - I know that it is really a big ipod/tablet. But I like the size etc for couch surfing and movies in bed.

Also picked up the Apple case for it. Pretty nice - add some grip and also acts as a stand.

Roman
1055  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's the oldest shirt that you still wear? on: June 08, 2010, 08:40:09 PM
I have a Quake 2 tshirt that my sister gave to me about 2 years after the game was out. Simple Q2 logo with the id logo on the back near the neck.

Was wearing it one day at the mall and some young kid walks by and says 'sick shirt' - made me feel pretty cool for an old guy.
1056  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Natalie Holloway murderer at it again - this time he is on the run on: June 08, 2010, 05:16:06 PM
my detective senses tell me that she simply googled his name and saw the stories.
1057  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Natalie Holloway murderer at it again - this time he is on the run on: June 03, 2010, 06:40:16 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 03, 2010, 05:37:03 PM

CNN is reporting that he's be apprehended in Chile.  It's a breaking news update only, no other details at this time.

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/06/03/peru.murder.case/index.html?hpt=T2
quote:
TV images showed him emerging from a black police SUV at the police station. His hair, which had been black in previous images, was red and worn in a close-cropped crew cut.


Me thinks that if you were innocent than why change your hair colour.........

1058  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Natalie Holloway murderer at it again - this time he is on the run on: June 02, 2010, 08:25:05 PM
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/02/peru-cops-holloway-suspect-now-wanted-in-womans-death/?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

I hope to god this time that they catch and convict. His father is dead so there is zero chance of $$ and politics this time.
1059  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quatemala Sink Holes on: June 02, 2010, 03:04:05 AM

Quote from: Crux on June 02, 2010, 02:44:56 AM

Quote from: KC on June 02, 2010, 12:57:34 AM

The sink holes appear to be close to circular in those pictures.  I wonder whether that is a coincidence or if most sink holes are circular as opposed to a rectangular or any other shape that you can think of.

Most sink holes would be circular in nature because that's the lowest energy configuration for them to form. They might not be perfectly circular do to variations in soil density etc in the area, but as a general rule...

Spock? Is that you?
1060  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quatemala Sink Holes on: June 02, 2010, 12:47:26 AM
Sounds more like an event from Gears of War!
1061  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 01, 2010, 07:13:42 PM

I dare you to google 'internal hemmorhoids' while at work. *That's* worse! Tongue
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I did. Wish I didn't  eek thumbsdown
1062  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whatchoo Talkin' Bout, Grim Reaper? on: May 28, 2010, 07:23:28 PM
icky thread title  icon_eek

That little man led a sad life - hope he is at peace now.
1063  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 3D Televisions on: May 26, 2010, 08:26:54 PM

Quote from: jblank on May 26, 2010, 07:56:31 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on May 26, 2010, 07:31:33 PM

New TV is here. Yay!

I really didn't think that there would be a big difference between 720p/60hz and 1080p/120hz.

Man, was I wrong. Avatar, besides having one of the most original stories ever, looks absolutely stunning.

Guess you missed Dances with Wolves.  icon_wink


 icon_lol thumbsup
1064  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's great not having health insurance, really! on: May 26, 2010, 08:23:12 PM
you guys gotta come to Canada.
1065  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I should just say home and play video games on: May 26, 2010, 01:56:44 PM
see what happens Otter when you stop playing on Live? Your reflexes all go downhill.
1066  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not even June yet and its already 32c or 91F in and around Toronto on: May 26, 2010, 12:58:40 AM
my wife is the GM of a HVAC company here in town - she was scheduled to go on a conference for the week and had to cancel due to volumes of calls today - all for no cooling.

Needless to say she and the owner are happy but the service techs are hot and run off their feet. nod
1067  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not even June yet and its already 32c or 91F in and around Toronto on: May 25, 2010, 09:09:16 PM
odd. My little weather network gadget says 28 but feels like 32 with humidity.

At any rate - it's hot smile
1068  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not even June yet and its already 32c or 91F in and around Toronto on: May 25, 2010, 08:33:05 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 25, 2010, 08:17:55 PM

LOL it's only 81 degrees here and I'm south of you  Tongue

Glad to hear it - if only to quash the Canada is cold myth.
1069  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Girl gamer pics on: May 25, 2010, 08:14:59 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 25, 2010, 07:10:40 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 25, 2010, 06:54:34 PM

Let's be honest: For every one hot girl gamer out there, there are ten of these:



that's not a girl that's a space station!

I like her Megaton -oops I meant Megatron shirt. icon_smile
1070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Not even June yet and its already 32c or 91F in and around Toronto on: May 25, 2010, 07:57:41 PM
I like a little heat but the humidity can go blow a donkey.

After dinner I am heading outside to swim the night away!
1071  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EXTREEEEEME bed for kids on: May 21, 2010, 05:11:29 PM
mmmm Redneck furnishings. Does it come with a mullet?
1072  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $17k dentist says on: May 21, 2010, 01:43:32 PM
that's what you get for brushing your teeth with chocolate bars. saywhat

good god man! That is some serious work there. At 37 I have only had 2 cavities (discovered when I was 25) - both so small that they were considered insignificant - but he filled them anyway. Had them filled with the white filler so I don't look all gangster with metal fillings.


1073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 20, 2010, 08:03:45 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 20, 2010, 07:27:05 PM

I've found something I hate. It is when I accidentally run someone over with my horse. If it's a woman she screams and gets me in trouble. If it's a guy then he gets up and shoots me. If I shoot back then I get the bounty on me. I don't see that as fair.

Also I once paid my bounty off and went outside and the lawman still attacked me. He was using his fists. I figure I'd just let him win and be done with it. HE KILLED ME with his fist! BS.

Still loving the game by a ton though.

I was prompted at one time to holster my gun and just stand there to give myself up. they kept friggin shooting = me dead. Lame.
1074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 20, 2010, 02:26:28 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on May 20, 2010, 01:13:52 PM

I just want to know

WHERE ARE THE F'ING RABBITS?


Best line of the night last night from Bob when I was trying in vain to shoot 1 of 2 rabits that he scared up for me: "Roman, is there someone else there that you can had the controller to?"  icon_lol icon_lol

Little buggers were just too fast for my revolver I tells ya!! Then to add insult to injury one of the little bastards actually hides in my horse's feet!!
1075  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 20, 2010, 01:40:43 PM

Quote from: Owain on May 20, 2010, 01:27:06 PM

Quote from: JayDee on May 20, 2010, 01:17:06 PM

Has anybody sold the treasure they found from the first map? I'm afraid to in case I can use it for something later.

And the second map is obscure. I have a feeling I'm not cut out for treasure huntin'.

LOL.. no I still have mine as well for the same reason.  

I still can't locate it!! I went to hangmans rock or whatever it is called - looked for another outcropping of rocks and came up zeros.
1076  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 19, 2010, 11:48:18 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on May 19, 2010, 04:00:21 AM

The text is just SO small.
How do you fast travel? I couldn't read the text.

I find that the text is simply too fast before  fading out. I can read fast - but come on! I don't like the fact that I feel that I am missing something vitally important.
1077  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 19, 2010, 11:45:35 AM

Quote from: Ridah on May 19, 2010, 05:22:51 AM

A few hours into the single-player, what an incredible game so far. Everything about it is excellent with the exception of a few instances where the controls are slightly wonky. The dialogue has surpassed my expectations, although I should have expected this from Rockstar. The shooting is really fun, I hope it only gets better as your dead eye level goes up.

This Wild West world is so well-done, it almost makes me want to kick back a few shots of whiskey while I play  icon_lol

I am having trouble adjusting to the fact that the horses do not have a reverse setting (control wise)
I also noticed that at least once I was walking by a house and was suddenly thrown into a cut scene that I did not want to watch at the time - there was no yellow X denoting that I had to go there - so it wasn't like I missed something.

I also need to learn to run and gun a little better. The bullet damage really takes a toll on my level 1 character.

MP is pretty cool - when we aren't trying to kill each other.

Still can't apply my codes though?

Roman
1078  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 17, 2010, 09:02:55 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 17, 2010, 08:56:34 PM

Quote from: Roman on May 17, 2010, 08:23:33 PM

gotta wait until tmrw to pick this one up at lunch.... drool crybaby

oh don't cry, I understand you weren't even gonna get the game originally slywink

Oh I know - but the forum effect took hold along with Dan and Taylor's persuading. Plus I miss playing with you guys late at night.
1079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 17, 2010, 08:23:33 PM
gotta wait until tmrw to pick this one up at lunch.... drool crybaby
1080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBL Avatars - No weapon props. on: May 17, 2010, 07:40:25 PM
to what end?
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