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2361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My kitten is famous! on: February 18, 2009, 04:09:33 PM
Don't forget, your girlfriend's right hand is now famous too.
2362  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 on: February 18, 2009, 12:42:55 AM

Quote from: Moliere on February 17, 2009, 11:06:18 PM

Quote from: Scraper on February 17, 2009, 09:00:35 PM

5: Howard Stern: When Howard signed with Sirius they had about 200,000 subscribers. just one year after he signed they had 3 million and 2 years after that just prior to the merger they had 8 million. You tell me who else in radio could have garnered that many subscribers?
Rush Limbaugh? Even his critics give him credit for saving AM radio. It would have been interesting to see his impact on moving to satellite.

Yeah Rush is just about the only other one I could think of that could possibly do that. No one else would even be close.
2363  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 on: February 17, 2009, 09:00:35 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on February 17, 2009, 08:18:30 PM

Short of the XM radio channels that DirecTV has included, no. But I have to wonder how you can screw up something that you would consider to be relatively simple. They had a monopoly on Satellite radio. With the basic idea that you would get all the good radio songs without the commercials and stupid DJs. But from what I am reading now, when Sirius and XM merged, Sirius nuked all the original good XM channels and now you have ads seeping there way in to the channel lineup which has short playlists and DJs all the time.

With the bailout the guy that caused all these issues for people is keeping his job and paying Howard Sterns and Co. 100m a year.

Reading that post I can tell you don't have Sirius or XM and haven't listened to it for more than 5 minutes if ever.
1: There are absolutely NO commercials on the music channels.
2: I really can't say that any of the DJ's suck because they hardly ever talk and when they do they mostly introduce the songs. Per hour I would guess the DJs talk less than 5 minutes on any given music channel.
3: The short play list. I see this complaint a lot, and it's true if all you do is listen to the 1960's rock channel that only plays 1960's rock you will have a limited play list. But the thing is, there are 60 other freaking music channels that play all kinds of different music 24/7.
4: The guy: Mel Karmizan is the guy and he arguably saved satellite radio. Both Sirius and XM were bleeding money and in the red. If the merge hadn't gone through it is very likely that XM would have gone belly up with Sirius right behind it. Now that they have merged their operating costs are WAY down and they are actually operating in the black right now. On top of that their next biggest problem was their debt, which it looks like he just solved that problem too. So how can anyone say Mel Karmizan is doing a bad job?
5: Howard Stern: When Howard signed with Sirius they had about 200,000 subscribers. just one year after he signed they had 3 million and 2 years after that just prior to the merger they had 8 million. You tell me who else in radio could have garnered that many subscribers?
2364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (spoiler tags are certain!) on: February 17, 2009, 08:20:12 PM
Is it just me or is Ike Duboku one of the dumbest criminal masterminds around.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The dumbass is in the US illegally, he abducts the president's husband, and then he has the nerve to have an American girlfriend who has his cell phone number. Not only that he uses her address to route bank funds, basically giving the feds a big stinking glowing red arrow pointing right to him. Dumb ass. On top of that he has the nerve to just walk around town after kidnapping the Presdient's husband. If the President was using her brain she would have issued a state, local and fed manhunt for the dumb ass as soon as she knew he stole the CIP device. Also, Jack has Duboku's cell phone number, can't they use that as a starting point to track his cell phone location via satellite?
2365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friday the 13th: The ReBoot on: February 17, 2009, 03:42:22 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 17, 2009, 03:18:21 PM

good to hear all the impressions.  apparently it also made it's production budget up on the very first day of release, so I imagine we'll be seeing more of Jason soon.

I hope so Im a big fan of Friday the 13th, Heck I even went to the theater to see Jason X and liked it so I'm always game for more Jason. Probably the only Friday the 13ths I could do without are parts 5 and 8. Even then they both had their moments.
2366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friday the 13th: The Remake on: February 17, 2009, 01:48:49 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on February 17, 2009, 05:13:46 AM

I was hoping you would know whether there were teh boobies in the film.

Yes there are teh boobies. I think there are four different sets. We get skiing boobies, tent boobies, perfect nipple placement boobies, ah the boobies.
2367  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friday the 13th: The Remake on: February 17, 2009, 01:46:56 PM
I saw it yesterday. If you're a fan of Friday the 13th (as I am) or slasher flicks in general then this one fits the bill. Tons of killing (I counted 13 by Jason alone), tons of nudity for no other reason than to have nudity. A bunch of early 20 year olds who you know will eventually get killed. The formula was classic.

I wouldn't say it is a remake though. It is more of a continuation of the movies after part 2. You have to pretend like parts 3-10 never happened. At the beginning of the movie parts 1 and 2 are summed up real quick and bam it's on to this one. Zombie Jason is gone and instead we get a more human, yet still super natural hulking and unstoppable Jason with a little bit more intelligence than past Jasons.

All in all I really liked it and it was the best Friday the 13th to come out in a long time.
2368  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: February 15, 2009, 12:40:38 PM

Quote from: morlac on February 15, 2009, 03:28:59 AM

Looks like I can't go wrong with either of those servers.  I'll make one on each to check um out smile

Make sure to post your toons names so we can look you up.
2369  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW performance question on: February 13, 2009, 03:48:41 PM
I just setup two GeForce 8800Gts in SLi and for some reason WoW's framerates have taken a nose dive. It went from rock steady 70FPS with one card to 20FPS with SLi. Anyone have any suggestions on what SLi settings I should be using with WoW?
2370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: February 13, 2009, 03:32:39 PM
I missed this one. Both Terminator and Dollhouse. Why the hell did they put these shows on friday. The one night I never watch TV. My dag on DVR didnt catch Terminator either even though it is set up to record it.
2371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silent Hill Homecoming- Screw You! on: February 11, 2009, 09:53:50 PM
This is the reason why I could never get into a Silent Hill game, the puzzles make no sense and are so limited it how you solve them.
2372  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 on: February 10, 2009, 08:43:08 PM
Sirius Satellite Radio. (SIRI - parent company; about 1,000 employees; stock down 96%).

When your competition is free, what do you expect?

Yeah but going back to the competition after having satellite is like going back to dial up after having DSL, it is painful. Sirius will make it through the year one wa or another, there are talks of a hostile take over though and that may shake things up. But 20 million or so subscriptions will keep it afloat.
2373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How Long Until the Next Gen? on: February 09, 2009, 02:30:09 PM
To me it comes down to cost. When can they launch a new system and keep it under $300? In Nintendo's case they could probably do that next year if they wanted to, but they won't because the Wii is killing. With Sony and MS they are still losing money on their consoles, which means that with newer and faster consoles they will lose even more money.

If we have learned anything this gen it's that parent's will shell out $200 for their kids console, but not a whole lot of them are willing to shell out $400 to $500 for their kids video games. 
2374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: February 09, 2009, 02:14:07 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on February 09, 2009, 05:54:47 AM

Well, I was planning to play tonight, until my son flushed the metal dowel from the toilet paper holder down the toilet.

I'm now Beyond Good & Stinky, and we have a big hole in our floor where the toilet used to be.

Dude, at some point things need to stay flushed. Anyway this last week was a bad gaming week for me so I didn't make any progress. I look to play the heck out of it starting today though.
2375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy crap. I just realized it's been 10 years since I joined GoneGold. on: February 09, 2009, 02:12:16 PM
I discovered GG from PC Gamer as well and joined back in 2000. I have no idea what # I was. I do miss that site and good Rich. Evil Rich sucked but we did get GT out of it which I think is a far superior site since Ron realizes he can't do it all by himself and actually has a support staff.
2376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A-Rod Tests Positive for 'Roids on: February 09, 2009, 02:08:05 PM
I wonder if there is anyone in the modern era with more than 500 HRs who wasn't on the Roids. At this point the only player I can think of who hasn't been accused is Griffey Jr. Which if he hasn't taken them then it makes his 600 look all that more incredible.
2377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MLB - The Show 09 on: February 06, 2009, 02:15:42 PM
Im torn on getting 09, I have both 07 and 08 and I usually only play through one season and even then I usually shorten the season to 82 games. Unless there are major improvements in the game I will be skipping it this year.
2378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 05, 2009, 09:55:43 PM

Quote from: Moliere on February 05, 2009, 09:28:29 PM

Masturbating makes baby Jesus cry.

Im trying to figure out if that site is a gag or if it's for real. If it's real those people need to get a life. I would also bet the farm that who ever runs that place masturbates like crazy.
2379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 5 demo coming 26th on: February 03, 2009, 01:37:24 PM
Played the PS3 demo, my worst fears about the co-op play are true. The stupid B is useless and just gets in your way. After about 4 minutes of play time  she was already annoying the hell out of me. If I am aiming at zombies please for the love of god do not stand in front of me, stay the hell behind me. I will still buy this game and play through it, but I doubt it will be anywhere near as good as RE4 when it first came out.

I can look past the controls, I can look past the animations, but if I constantly have to shoot through the stupid partner then I will hate this game.
2380  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Computer Responding Extremely Slowly on: February 02, 2009, 04:10:33 PM
Sometimes when all the scans fail it could indicate a hardware failure. In this case your HD may be dying. Just one potential problem, but I would recommend backing up all your important files just in case your HD is about to bite it.
2381  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LTB Geforce 8800GT on: February 02, 2009, 03:30:07 PM
Bump because I am still looking.
2382  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Some People... on: February 02, 2009, 02:48:27 PM
Which is why the King's brother h
2383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: February 01, 2009, 10:07:45 PM

Quote from: Arkon on February 01, 2009, 01:22:47 PM


I had never played this before, and currently the PC version is a bit wonky in the control department and I get some graphics glitches.  I really dislike the controls so far as I tend to not go the direction I thought I would half the time.

Also on music...I honestly can't say I have noticed any music at all so far, but perhaps that is just something I don't pay enough attention to.

I am in the Ancient Mines, snapping pictures like crazy.  I am hoping there won't be too much gameplay in the hovercraft, that short portion I played so far was pretty weak to me compared to the rest of the game.

THe keyboard controls do suck, if you have a gamepad you should be able to use that instead.
2384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 31, 2009, 09:44:52 PM
Generally screen shots arent spoilers. One picture usually can't give away too much.
2385  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Enigma on: January 31, 2009, 09:43:17 PM
If a PS3 RRoDs in the woods and no one is around to Wii Fit it, does it make a sound?
2386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 31, 2009, 01:40:14 AM
Started the game about an hour into it. Two words so far: Fart Boots.

This game is a gem.
2387  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 12/08) on: January 30, 2009, 11:06:27 PM
+1 to Warning for the Geforce 6600
+1 to Turtle for Pop
2388  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer - Is the player base leaving on: January 30, 2009, 08:31:03 PM

Quote from: msduncan on January 29, 2009, 09:41:35 PM

I quit because my single core laptop with a GeforceGo 7800 gtx card ran the game like a bottle of 34 degree pancake syrup being poured.

Now I have an i7 2.66 ghz, 6 Gigs of ram, and 2 Geforce 280's running in SLI.     I want to try it again, but I'm playing WoW again now......   

Having those specs and wasting them on WoW should be a crime.
2389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 30, 2009, 07:14:26 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on January 30, 2009, 06:18:33 PM

I didn't have this game, so I ordered it from a couple of days ago, just in case it won. It should arrive in a week or so. I'll start playing once it gets here.

I have to admit, I know almost nothing about this game. I've seen it so many times in used game bins, but always thought it looked like shovelware. I never realized it was as highly regarded as it is. I'm actually really looking forward to playing the game, as it's rare when I play something with so little idea of what it's about.

I'm also very interested to see how many of us make it through the whole game. With older games, sometimes the challenge can be just getting the game to run properly (or even just getting the game in the first place).

From what I remember the first time I played it, the game takes about 15 hours to beat, so most of us should be able to finish within the month easy.
2390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 30, 2009, 07:13:10 PM
Im in for the PS2 version via PS3 BC.
2391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This made me giggle on: January 30, 2009, 04:59:56 PM
They all have colons and a tag name (Except Patapon)? 
2392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gothic 2 on a netbook? on: January 30, 2009, 02:37:31 PM
I would imagine that it requires a video card. The game was pretty good looking for its time.
2393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Europe in 23 Days - Travel Journal Part 3: Switzerland on: January 30, 2009, 02:29:54 PM
The women in Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, so HOT. If I went back to any of those countries I would have to be single, because otherwise I would be in trouble. I recommend finding a nice cafe with a window facing a busy street and just watching the women walk by for an hour or so. You will thank me. Of course right now it's probably super cold there so they won't be out in force our wearing revealing clothes.
2394  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 29, 2009, 02:57:26 PM
Yeah this is turning out to be interesting. I have both games so no problem for me on the winner. I also like the idea of including the runner up in next month's selection.
2395  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 29, 2009, 02:34:01 PM
Just a note about the legendary weapons. You can actually start the Epic quest to get them at lvl 45. Once the quest line is done you will receive your first legendary item. I finished it at lvl 46 and had no problems with difficulty. The best part is that it's a solo quest line so you won't be dependent on other people to get your weapons. I'm noe lvl 47 and I have two legendary weapons over lvl 10.
2396  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO Server and Name list on: January 29, 2009, 02:31:07 PM

Quote from: crumsteel on January 29, 2009, 01:54:58 AM

Quote from: Scraper on January 07, 2009, 03:28:08 PM

Quote from: crumsteel on January 07, 2009, 01:09:15 AM

Nekim - Level 3 Champion

Server:  Elendilmir

Is anything happening on Elendilmir with GT?

Blackjack and I are both on there. Look me up as Hanton. We're in separate guilds, but I like mine pretty well. It's a casual guild with friendly people who are usually willing to help out if they can. While its not a huge guild there is almost always someone on and at peak times there are usually several people on. Look me up in game if you need anything.

I am now at level 16 and enjoying the game. Seems like WoW with a different skin.

Scraper can you invite me to your guild? I think it is time to join one because some group quest are starting to become the norm and people that I do a fellowship with always disband after a quest is complete.

I see you on all the time but I am fairly low level compared to you so I don't send message. I haven't seen blackjack on much.

Sure can, what times are you usually on. I will make it a point to look you up tonight.
2397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Red Alert 3 HOTNESS on: January 27, 2009, 08:08:48 PM
I'm going to preface this by saying that I have never played a Command and Conquer game before but my god look at these live action screens. every single one of those chicks are super hot. This looks like it could be the sexiest game of all time. Plus Ric Flair is in it. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
2398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Pickle on: January 27, 2009, 07:45:07 PM
The 64 is a solid machine and I haven't heard of any wide spread hardware failures with it. If you are going to go out on a limb and buy any older gaming machine I would say that the Nintendo Systems are the most solid hardware wise. Just my two cents.
2399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: fedor emelianenko vs andre arlovski on: January 27, 2009, 02:58:39 PM
I didn't see the fight, but I have seen several Arlovski fights and he seems to be the type of fighter that can beat anyone in the world on any given night, but he never really destroys people and thus leaves himself open to being beaten on any given night. Don't get me wrong the dude is scary and I wouldn't want him mad at me, but I don't think he will ever be remembered as one of the best fighters of this generation.
2400  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LTB Geforce 8800GT on: January 26, 2009, 09:27:58 PM
Yeah and sadly enough all I can find from sites I trust are 9800GTs, which would be fine if I already had one and just needed one more.
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