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1081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MW2 Map Pack - F*ng expensive on March 30th on: March 10, 2010, 05:30:43 AM
Thanks to Blues where I found http://www.mapathy.com/

Looking forward to some fresh maps and fun all over again.
Roman
1082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 09, 2010, 07:01:33 PM
[img width=400 height=80 alt=]http://bfbc2.elxx.net/sig/clean1/360/RomyBolognaPony.png[/img]

Bob - I am with you. Need more play time.
1083  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man 2 on: March 08, 2010, 02:52:14 PM

Quote from: Wargus on January 27, 2010, 04:55:57 AM

All I could think of is man are they old.  Depressing.

Old and very very rich and still making fans happy. The last point still makes them my favourite band today.
1084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 07, 2010, 06:29:17 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 07, 2010, 06:20:45 AM

The spotting is weirdly inconsistent.

Are you talking about the 'back' button? Because I am using it and there are tons of times when I am locked onto someone and the spotting never actually happens. Anyone else notice this - or is it my controller?

1085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Operation: Take PSP To Work on: March 04, 2010, 09:05:10 PM
when I worked at the evil empire AKA Microsoft we had an Xbox in the lunchroom. This biatch would not have lasted too long over there.
1086  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 04, 2010, 02:43:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 04, 2010, 01:57:45 PM


best line is in the outtakes -
Scene: Bush to Obama.
Bush - I just sent Blackwater to Kenya to find your birth certificate so you're welcome.
1087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX360 media sharring - question on: March 03, 2010, 09:48:19 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 03, 2010, 09:16:36 PM

AVI doesn't determine which codec; there are multiple file types that label as .AVI.

Try viewing them in Media Center on the Xbox and see how many you have. WMC allows certain files that "My Videos" does not.

I believe that you hit the nail on the head. It must be codecs that are the challenge.
1088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX360 media sharring - question on: March 03, 2010, 09:11:57 PM
they are all AVI.
1089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX360 media sharring - question on: March 03, 2010, 08:48:34 PM
Weird scenario.

I stream music and video to my TVs via the 360. I have 88 videos in my 'video' folder but when I browse from the xbox there are only 82 listed?
I assume that when I place a video in the directory that it takes on the permissions set by the folder?

I have stopped and restarted the sharing process many times and still nothing.

Thoughts?
1090  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: what was your first DVD? on: March 03, 2010, 07:26:50 PM
Heat was my first. Loved the 5.1 surround sound during the gun battle in downtown LA.
1091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 03, 2010, 02:24:19 PM
First time with the Battlefield genre and I think I like it so far.
Server issues aside I did enjoy my brief hour or two last night and even got promoted to level 1 !
Things that will take getting used to: Snipers Snipers Snipers (ok- recon) but you get the drift. One map I was on has 2-3 of them at a time all hanging out behind us at all times – they would obviously chose to spawn back with their buddies.
I managed to kill them all more than once – however I did notice that they were – most of the time atleast – outside of the battle zone? I was constantly being told that I was outside the boundries once I got a kill? If I am outside the range than what the heck are they doing there? Add to that the fact that many of the maps are rife with foliage for them to hide in……. ninja

I also learned that I am rubbish without the heartbeat sensor. crybaby  I really hope that there is a perk for this –I did see one for vehicles that I was able to use so I am hopeful. nod

The guns seem pretty cool and the sounds are definitely nice through the Turtle Beach headphones that I use. I do find the ‘walking’ animation on my gun to be a little weird – it looks like I am one of those Olympic speed walkers wiggling my hips.

I also need to train myself to work as a team. I watched a video late last night after playing on Youtube that was posted here earlier that showed me how to ‘marl’ players/objectives with the BACK button. I will surely start to do this.

I did have a few movement issues where I misjudged some stairs etc. And also had some clipping issues when I was running beside little hills/cliffs.

Overall – I will continue to play and see where this title takes me.

Roman
1092  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 02, 2010, 04:49:26 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 02, 2010, 04:44:14 PM

Quote from: Roman on March 02, 2010, 04:36:32 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 02, 2010, 04:14:59 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on March 02, 2010, 04:12:28 PM

Crazy . . . All I can think is that iw was trying to muscle treyarch out of the mix???
Proof that a license to print money doesn't solve everything.

I think it was more of IW being forced to continue to make CoD games and nothing else.  The rumors are that they said no and this is their reward.

I am more apt to think that they are being let go for the amount of glitching / lack of QA on the product over all. The customer base is upset - there have been many an outcry. Activision as part of their role to the shareholders is to make decisions in order to protect the share price - easy enough to understand.

based on the horrible QA and end product delivered - considering the pedigree of this title - I would think that they are more than justified to have let these 2 guys go. They proved that they were unable to take care of the product deliverable post release and have suffered tons of backlash.

As for the statement released to the SEC - that muddies the water a little more. Could this have nothing to do with the product being crap - sure. The 2 guys could have been trying to recruit from the IW team for another spin off business.

But again - I am more apt to think that they were let go based on the quality of the product released and the support post release.

Roman


Does Activison really care about quality though?  If they did would they run franchises to the ground on a yearly cycle?  Not entirely disagreeing with your assessment, just curious what their real purpose was.  MW is a money maker for their shareholders, shitty QA and slow fixes be damned.

perhaps enough was enough? Interesting to debate - I hope we actually find out what the real reasons were.
1093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 02, 2010, 04:36:32 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 02, 2010, 04:14:59 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on March 02, 2010, 04:12:28 PM

Crazy . . . All I can think is that iw was trying to muscle treyarch out of the mix???
Proof that a license to print money doesn't solve everything.

I think it was more of IW being forced to continue to make CoD games and nothing else.  The rumors are that they said no and this is their reward.

I am more apt to think that they are being let go for the amount of glitching / lack of QA on the product over all. The customer base is upset - there have been many an outcry. Activision as part of their role to the shareholders is to make decisions in order to protect the share price - easy enough to understand.

based on the horrible QA and end product delivered - considering the pedigree of this title - I would think that they are more than justified to have let these 2 guys go. They proved that they were unable to take care of the product deliverable post release and have suffered tons of backlash.

As for the statement released to the SEC - that muddies the water a little more. Could this have nothing to do with the product being crap - sure. The 2 guys could have been trying to recruit from the IW team for another spin off business.

But again - I am more apt to think that they were let go based on the quality of the product released and the support post release.

Roman
1094  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Geebus! Have you seen Roger Ebert? on: March 02, 2010, 02:23:05 PM
Just came across this story from the Toronto Star during my morning routine of Tim's and a bagel. My goodness - apart from the missing jaw he looks nothing at all like I remembered him.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/article/773562--roger-ebert-tells-his-thyroid-cancer-story-on-oprah-today?bn=1

Good for him on not staying quiet - shows some fierce confidence that we could all use from time to time.

Roman
1095  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Olympic Hockey Tournament Talk! on: February 26, 2010, 02:55:26 PM
Teggy - this was on the news here this morning - especially on talk radio that I listen to during my drive into work.

Pretty lame in many people's minds up here in Canada. There is no story here - the journalist who supposedly took the pictures is from NJ and was hanging around the rink to get the US team's reaction to the game.
There was nothing insensitive about the woman's celebration as it was about an hour after the game and the arena was pretty much empty.

The Canadian IOC actually apologized for the team's behaviour. Seriously lame. The women were in no way rubbing it in.

In fact - the majority Canadian audience was chanting USA USA USA when the team was getting their silver medals.

Canada is too damn apologetic and bashful when it comes to boasting and celebrating. Heck even our Prime Minister told the Olympians to stop being so refined and let lose! . Sorry icon_lol

The only thing to be sorry for was that some of them chose to drink Girls Light (Coors) when they should have been drinking Molson Canadian. Also one of the players is only 18 and was drinking - the legal age in Canada is 19 (18 in Quebec).
Still lame.
http://olympics.thestar.com/2010/article/771965--team-canada-sorry-as-hockey-women-party-at-centre-ice

Roman
1096  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 24, 2010, 09:14:42 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on February 24, 2010, 08:57:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 24, 2010, 06:08:20 PM

Played for the first time in months last night.  Jumped into a game with Nonnahob, RomyBolognaPony, and Calvin.  I didn't bother to turn my mic on as rarely do I have much to say outside of cursing and I just wasn't up for much conversation following hours of chem homework and more home renovations.  I just needed a brief distraction/break for a bit and figured MW2 was as good an option as any.  I was surprised to hear Calvin ask who I was as I was sure we've played MP games in the past (Halo 3, maybe Gears of War).  

I didn't really do anything noteworthy, playing a little below a 1:1 kill/death ratio, but I attribute that to not having played a videogame outside of 1 vs. 100 for the past few months.  The main issue I ran into was wondering what guns folks were using.  I was killed by either Nonnahob or Romy (can't remember which) when I was moved to the opposing team and each time I watched the killcam I saw what appeared to be no recoil on their weapon whatsoever.  I have yet to find a weapon that doesn't have recoil, and each time I watched the camera it looked like their red dot sight stayed pretty steady.  As my thumbstick aiming isn't always steady, I could really use a weapon with little to no recoil.  LMGs are out for me as I can't keep them steady, I'm not a sniper rifle fan, and SMGs still seem to have quite a bit of recoil.  Only the M4 and the M16 work out best for me.  

I'm not sure what gun it was, but I certainly want one.  

The only guy I used last night was the AUG (which I was using most of the night) and the ACR. It was one of the two. I don't use SMGs.

Pete - I was using the ACR last night. Love love love that gun and use it 99% of the time. I did use the SCAR too - but would bet dollars to donuts that it was the ACR that I was using. The ACR has like ZERO recoil - I think you get it at level 51?
1097  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 23, 2010, 05:42:10 PM
just traded it in for Batman(360) and DarkSiders(PS3) for a difference of $40.

Roman
1098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 22, 2010, 04:50:05 PM
wow! looks like you and I both are suffering from the 'sorrys' today.  nod
No worries - no offense taken - I was also trying to echo what you were echoing...

Roman
1099  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 22, 2010, 03:49:37 PM
ya sorry - I meant ROI more along the terms of someone else above saying that 6-8hrs is too little for $60-$70 initial outlay.
1100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 22, 2010, 01:54:44 PM
Finished this one yesterday afternoon and am overall satisfied with the game. Did it blow me out of the water? No. Did I expect it to? No.
I think I clocked in at just under 8hrs - again I do not look for ROI on my gaming purchases - I just want to be entertained. And those 8 hrs were obviously spread over the past 13 calendar days. That is how I play all my games - I simply cannot sit there for hours on end like I could when I was younger.

Will I replay with all the new unlockables - no.
Was it a good tide me over until GOW3 - yes.

I liked the story, 'historic' elements, feeling of dread and doom as I got lower into hell itself. The last set of nine challenges were not as bad I the reviewers made them out to be - I actually quite liked the challenges and trying to get past them.

All in all - I am satisfied with this game and will buy the sequel. Just maybe not on day 1.

Thanks in advance,
Roman
1101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can anyone translate a Korean news release for me? :) on: February 19, 2010, 03:24:02 PM
today's special: Korean BBQ Beef and endless Kimchi bowl!
1102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 18, 2010, 03:04:08 PM
ever notice that elevators in parking garages have braille on the floor number buttons. What the heck were they driving for???
1103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crazy old dude beats down young thug (NSFW language and video title) on: February 18, 2010, 02:52:02 PM
love love love the Ambalamps.  Wonder what kind of wattage bulb an ambalamps takes?
1104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 16, 2010, 06:45:19 PM
thanks Hark! That was a pretty good one I must admit.

Oh and I am sure that I have no idea what you're talking about there Nonna - If items like trees, over passes, balconies, signs and other such fodder get in my way I can't explain - I swear that my edition must be hacked or something paranoid My situational awareness is second to none - almost Ninja like in my prowess. ninja2
1105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 16, 2010, 02:40:06 PM
I will certainly admit that some of the jumping stuff is pissing me off.
For instance: one section had me pull a lever  thereby release some guillotine like platform contraption to fall from the ceiling. While it is falling I have to get to a ledge before the trap lowers too far and kills me
Took me about 30mins or so to get by it. Very frustrating. Why?
Because – without the trap falling from above I can easily double jump to the little alcove that will provide some protection. I can double jump with my eyes closed a hundred times.
But when the trap is sprung and the guillotine like platform is coming down I am suddenly unable to double jump and grab the platform? WTF?
I finally realized that I have to run and double jump rather than double jump from a standing position. Fing LAME! Believe me I did this time and time again to test the theory.
But anyway – I am enjoying the game. I like the level design and the feeling of dread. I will keep playing on until the end and probably send it to Calvin.

Roman
1106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 14, 2010, 08:51:37 PM
I just started Lust - talk about yucky vaginas!!  saywhat

The QT to dispatch Minos was way cool.
1107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 12, 2010, 09:20:24 PM
sweet!
I just hope this did not open up any new exploits....

I am off to the other end of Toronto (Oshawa) this evening and will try to be online later this evening time permitting.

Roman
1108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 12, 2010, 01:13:29 PM
I think that is my plan as well after last night. 5 of 10 games had cheaters and I did not have fun.

It will be hard though - i do enjoy playing with everyone...

Roman
1109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 10, 2010, 05:15:01 PM
sure if you actively want to sit for 6+ hours and play something this will happen. But I would wager that the majority of us out here cannot put in that kind of time in one sitting.
I played for about 1.5hrs last evening and only managed to get onto Charon's boat and quit. I am enjoying it immensely thus far.

My 60 bucks will work itself out in the end - besides I rarely if ever buy a game for ROI above and beyond the smiles it gives me.

Roman
1110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help with CV on: February 09, 2010, 06:23:46 PM
resume / qualifications
1111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 09, 2010, 06:10:10 PM
just got back from lunch with the 360 version. PS3 version looked nice with all the extras - but I like the 360 controller better.

Might try to play this evening - although after playin MW2 last night until 1ish I am pretty beat today.......

Roman
1112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 09, 2010, 03:31:56 PM
friggin' Yanks and your deep discounts!  crybaby disgust

I am looking at 69.99!!! At least I have $100 on a trade in credit.
1113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 09, 2010, 01:59:14 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on February 09, 2010, 01:47:22 PM

I'm going on hiatus until the care package glitch is implemented.

Played last night with Calvin, Romy and Archdan and saw all kinds of abuse with the care package. We probably left five or six rooms (once we knew it was happening, we bailed instantly).

The worst example was when we had this great game going on Favela, back and forth with the lead until about 5000/5000. Then all of a sudden some kid on the other team gets about 6 care packages. Half their team is defending him at the top of the street (where it is already a good place to defend, in the back area with the trench). The kid is doing the care package glitch with friends protecting him. We ended up losing. What a freaking buzzkill to be having a good competitive (and balanced) game and have someone screw it up with cheating. So frustrating.

yup. Looking forward to Dante's today. It was pretty lame to be under constant exploit. Lame lame lame. 
1114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 08, 2010, 08:48:04 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 08, 2010, 07:09:49 PM

Quote from: Scraper on February 08, 2010, 07:08:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 08, 2010, 08:02:01 AM

bring on the chicks!



That dude with the ball has giant man tits.

I think that's a chick.

Geesh - if you're gonna post shots of carpet munchers - make them hot!!
1115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: February 08, 2010, 08:45:14 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 08, 2010, 03:48:05 PM

Gamefly is shipping this today, it's gonna be a good week with Bioshock 2 and this at home! 

 drool crybaby Both Ebgames near my work and home are waiting until tmrw to sell. Was really hoping to pick this up today and play later tonight - ah well.

Roman
1116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/8) on: February 08, 2010, 08:20:46 PM
Dante's Inferno for me.
1117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: McDonald's sweet chili dipping sauce on: February 08, 2010, 01:51:09 PM
up North here in igloo land we just got 2 new sauces for the nuggets:
Tangy Mango
Asian spicy? - tastes like spicy peanut sauce.

They are very good and a nice change from the everyday.

Roman
1118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 05, 2010, 08:10:53 PM
noop. none at all. Calvin was very calm and diplomatic 99% of the conversation - which was one sided from my standpoint as I am 'friends only' on Live chat.

Conversation went something like this.

Calvin- “hey (gamertage) despite your cheating you still lost’
Calvin –“no I said you were cheating “
Calvin- “really? Really? Tell me how this is not cheating? Tell me how ‘because its in the game’ the devs wanted it this way”
Calvin- “No dude – no one is whining I am simply asking you why you feel the need to cheat?”
Calvin- “ well I just f*cked your mom so how do you like that?”


PS - Dan: glad you got your stuff back in order. Can I borrow your new CC# for a couple of purchases?
1119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 05, 2010, 02:17:28 PM
ya this was after you guys disbanded. We still had fun - I think that we have just resigned ourselves to the fact that the game is broken and no one cares so we just grin and bear it.
Other than leaving negative feedback and adding the glitchers to our list of 'avoided' players we are stuck.

I am looking forward to some Dante's Inferno next week anyway.

Roman
1120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: February 05, 2010, 02:02:24 PM
Tons of care package glitching last night - from the unlimited sprinter to unlimited air drops. Lame lame lame - yet we keep coming back for more  icon_lol
Although we did manage to eek out a win regardless. After which Calvin called the guy out and said that he had sex with his mom - the guy left after the next game probably to see if Calvin really was upstairs laying pipe  ninja
Roman
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