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2401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burn, Zombie, Burn! [PSN] on: March 31, 2009, 03:08:59 PM
I received a review code for it and have played it quite a bit. I will have the full review up this week. But I can say that if you are a fan of Smash TV and zombies then there is no reason why you wouldn't like Burn Zombie Burn.
2402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Mar 2009: Deus Ex Game of the Year on: March 30, 2009, 11:28:15 AM
I skipped on this months game, because I just didn't have time to play it. But, I will probably play the next one depending which game it is.
2403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone have XM radio? on: March 27, 2009, 03:29:00 PM
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My main questions are about the service and the radios.    I see on the XM site they sell a plug and play radio for $59, $149, and $179.   Are these a simple setup that works with your current radio?   I do not want something that requires replacing my current systems.    How exactly do they work...as far as installation goes?

Secondly, since we primarily listen to music, is the all music subscription all we would need for $9.99?   Does that get us ALL the music stations?

Lastly, any really good places to buy stereos that i mentioned above?

Anyone have it and can recommend it?  Opinions?

1. The Plug and play radios do offer an FM transmitter, but I have found them to be extremely weak and annoying. Your best bet is to buy a plug and play radio, but also buy an FM direct connect kit for it. This will allow the radio to connect directly to our radios Antenna and will block out all other channels on which ever channel you choose to use. No interference is good. As far as installation I have installed 4 radios myself, but if you aren't mechanically inclined then I would hire someone to do it if you go the direct connect route. If you are driving across country direct connect is a must because with the simple FM transmitter you will have to change the transmitting channel every time you enter a new city that is using the same FM signal that you are.

2. If all you want is music then the $9.99 package is fine, but for $3 more per month you can have every station that XM or Sirius has to offer, so it's really not that much to upgrade.

3. You won't have to replace your cars stereo.

4. I find that buying from XM or Sirius's website is just as good as anywhere else.

5. I highly recommend Sirius or XM. My commute each day is 2 hours and without Sirius I would have gone insane a long time ago. There is something to be said about commercial free music. There is also a ton of good programming available outside of the music stations. I personally prefer Sirius because I love the Howard Stern Show, but even without that I would still have satellite radio over regular radio any day.

2404  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam weeklong sale: UBISOFT titles on: March 24, 2009, 07:24:40 PM
Both of those are good deals.
2405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Resident Evil 5 on: March 24, 2009, 02:02:21 PM
I think the most dissapointing aspect of 5 is the storyline. It's a bit lackluster compared to past games. RE4 had a solid story from the start that sucked you in. 5's story is kind of just there. Heck chapter 1 is largely devoid of any storyline at all.
2406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I tied my shoes on: March 23, 2009, 08:19:32 PM
I farted in my office and I just left it and walked back in to see if it was still in the air. It's still in the air.  thumbsdown
2407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I deleted LOST and Heroes on: March 23, 2009, 08:03:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2009, 07:57:04 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 23, 2009, 07:51:45 PM

Lost is definitely worth watching. Heroes is backing up on my DVR but I'm pretty sure it will get deleted. I'm also way behind on Sarah Connor - save or delete?

I was just about to give up on Sarah Connor.  I was never a big fan of the show and I felt it was getting sillier by the week.  However, this past Friday night's show was such an incredible departure from the usual angst ridden episodes of Sarah pouting over how badly she feels about John's childhood that I was convinced to give it a stay of execution.  It was almost as if they hired a whole new writing staff that knew how to craft a good story full of action and mystery.

I agree, last weeks episode was really good. It finally showed John being an in control badass, and it did this without him ever even firing a gun or getting into a fight. He put everyone in their place.

Now the series needs to get back to John actually being hunted by a freaking terminator.
2408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Qt3 forum on: March 23, 2009, 07:50:57 PM
I've seen this post before.

"Everything that is happening has happened before and will happen again"
2409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I deleted LOST and Heroes on: March 23, 2009, 07:49:31 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2009, 06:33:21 PM

Thanks, please remember to keep me up to date on the contents of your fridge as well.

I'm almost out of bread. I just have one regular slice and the two heals left. Do you think you could get some more for me?










 
2410  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: March 23, 2009, 07:32:34 PM
Well I got the new comp up and running and played all weekend. I really dig the added content. I know I'm probably starting to sound like a Turbine fanboy but I really do think they have a great game here and they sure as hell support it above and beyoind what some other MMO companies do.

Probably my favorite addition is a quest tracker. One complaint that some people had about the game was the vague quest directions. Now that complaint is gone since Turbine has added an optional quest tracker that will highlight areas of the map where you have quest objectives. It works a lot like the WoW quest helper plugin and I find it to be really helpful.
2411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Resident Evil 5 on: March 23, 2009, 07:21:26 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 23, 2009, 07:13:47 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 23, 2009, 07:10:42 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 20, 2009, 06:58:28 PM

Yeah, I'm somewhat disappointed in the game so far (though still enjoying it) but I think Sheva's AI is quite competent. 

I am enjoying the game thus far, but I find I am running into two issues:

1)  Sheva will, at times, stand there and do nothing.  My wife was watching me play and she said, "Is she ever going to shoot anything?"
2)  I keep running out of ammo.  I killed the chainsaw dude with my last bullet.  I then had to go through the next section with basically nothing and had to stab things to death (running through most of my health restorers) until I finally came into some ammo.  I wish you could buy it.

I found that if you buy the capacity upgrade, you get a full clip with it...but yeah it would be nice to be able to buy ammo.  I am also running really tight.

I use the clip upgrade trick too. I have also found that the knife is really effective against zombies that are trying to come in through windows. You can literally sit there and swing away while the Zombies keep coming back for more all the while you take 0 damage. Saves ammo that way.
2412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: March 20, 2009, 11:06:53 PM
If I could summarize my feelings for why this series isn't good it would be "Because I really don't care about any of the characters". With the exception Echo they are all reprehensible on some level and Echo is hard to care about because she changes every week and the one time she is the same she will no doubt say "Did I fall asleep". I hope ep 6 is better but I don't have much Faith.
2413  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [GoGamer]Little Big Planet $21.90 on: March 19, 2009, 12:30:39 AM
Yeah im pretty sure it's the Pal version, but all versions are region free, so the DLC should work with it. Worst case scenario is you fake a PAL PSN account to get the DLC content.
2414  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Windows 7 Compatability mode on: March 18, 2009, 11:29:08 PM
Does anyone know if WIndows 7 offers a compatability mode for running games in? For instance I want to run Lord of the RIngs Online with Windows 7, but it keeps crashing on me, so I wanted to try and run the game in Vista MOde but I dont know if it's possible or how.
2415  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: March 17, 2009, 03:07:09 PM

Quote from: The Rocketman on March 17, 2009, 11:24:21 AM

I don't want to derail this thread, but what's different in this MMO than in others? I've played WoW and AoC, and found them pretty boring.
(I am however a pretty big fan of LotR).

Being a big fan of the books may be what's different for you. Turbine has created an extremely accurate recreation of the LoTR world. Everything from town location, roads, building location, etc is exactly where it should be. Even the side characters are where they should be. Butterbur is there, The Rangers are a big part of the story, Bill is there, etc. Also, the game follows a main storyline that you progress through, as well as an abundance of side quests.
2416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Resident Evil 5 on: March 17, 2009, 12:43:21 AM
I've played through chapter 2 entirely in co-op and I have to say that co-op play is outstanding. Still haven't tried single player yet. I will say the graphics are good but I don't think they are the best we have seen this gen. Metal Solid 4 still holds that crown for me.
2417  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: March 16, 2009, 09:59:16 PM
Wow this is a big update the download for it is almost 1 gig.
2418  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: March 14, 2009, 12:49:27 AM
This update is scheduled to hit the same day I am supposed to get my new CPU and Mono from Newegg. I'm upgrading from an old athlon 4200 to a Intel i7. It should make LoTRO look MUCH better. I can't wait.
2419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 World Baseball Classic on: March 13, 2009, 07:26:07 PM
I find it hard to believe that the Netherlands beat The Dominican Republic twice, but they did, I watched the second game it was an 11 inning defensive battle. The Netherlands won in the bottom of the 11th by a first base catching error that allowed the winning run to advance. It was pretty intense,
2420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nerf guns have sure changed... on: March 09, 2009, 06:10:53 PM
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The model I'm currently looking at is the top of the line, looks like a machinegun and actually has a belt fed dart mechanism firing at about 3 darts a second.  Oh, and it's held Jessie Ventura style.  I'm actually considering getting it and a lot of extra belts and darts (via nerf's handy parts and supplies shop) for some terminator chaingun action.  Even thinking about loading the belts with 1 out of 3 being screamer darts, which have that whistling effect.

My 10 year old son has the one you are talking about. I have to admit that it is pretty awesome. That thing throws darts like crazy. The only bad part about it is that it takes 6 D batteries to power it. It's also kind of heavy for a 10 year old but he doesn't seem to mind. Good stuff.
2421  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Suggestion for reviews on: March 05, 2009, 03:10:39 PM
I don't even like seeing myself naked.
2422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on: March 05, 2009, 02:24:03 PM

Quote from: happydog on March 04, 2009, 11:28:13 PM

So if I did not play the first game, would/should/could I like this one.

If only there were a demo for me to try. Maybe one day.  icon_frown

Most definitely check this one out. From what I can tell it is a remake of the first game with all kinds of new stuff thrown in. You may want to be familiar with the Riddick Universe before you fire it up, but it's not a must. If you have the collectors edition of Pitch Black there is a cool bonus storyline thing that sheds light into events before and after the game.
2423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Madworld on: March 04, 2009, 05:02:10 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 04, 2009, 05:00:15 PM

I'm all for more mature games on the Wii, but I've seen a couple of previews for Madworld now, and it looks kind of...boring. Once you get past the "ohmigodlookatallthatblood" there doesn't look to be much game there. You seem to run around aimlessly in a contained environment just killing guys over and over again. Hopefully I'm wrong because the Wii could use a good core gamer title to get the ball rolling.

X-Play had a video preview of the game on Monday and I didn't come away very impressed. It looked like a below average beat-em up with unique graphics. I hope I am wrong.
2424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on: March 04, 2009, 05:00:52 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 04, 2009, 04:56:43 PM

I never played the first one but always wanted to.  I'm definitely in if this one turns out to be a faithful update.

Mods can one of you boot hepcat for being off topic.  icon_twisted
2425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on: March 04, 2009, 04:41:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 04, 2009, 04:21:30 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 04, 2009, 04:17:34 PM

DEMO is out on Xbox LIVE now. Spmeone tell me how it is till they give us a PC demo.

Do you read before you post, Daehawk?  icon_wink

Reading is for wankers and people who want to be on topic.
2426  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Suggestion for reviews on: March 03, 2009, 09:26:05 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 25, 2009, 06:04:56 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 25, 2009, 05:33:53 PM

Quote from: Graham on February 25, 2009, 05:19:16 AM

Do you complain about this about every shooter/RTS game review?

I think a bot posted that.

It's the anti-bot lobbyist bots that do it.

Bots have rights too!

My head just exploded.
2427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (spoiler tags are certain!) on: March 02, 2009, 08:13:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 28, 2009, 10:18:20 PM

OK, so next Monday looks to be when this season jumps the shark.....

Yeah for real. Every major bad guy has been captured  and their plans ruined or they have been exposed. I guess they are going to make this a season 7.5, with  new plot lines revolving around the corruption. 
2428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: March 02, 2009, 07:35:56 PM

Quote from: walTer on March 02, 2009, 05:07:38 PM

Boomer is hot....

Yeah it was kinda slow, but again if you look at it as the lull just after the HUGE storm, it does make sense.  I think have just about had enough of Emo-Starbuck tho...I am ready to move on.  I guess I can't go far though with 3 eps left.

As for a battle- remember, one jump and Galactica is toast...but with Hera kidnapped...I think we are getting ready for a big old fight.

I am assuming it will all end *well* but that being a very relative term.  Still way better than most shows and really it is a fun show to watch.



Here's my question. Did Boomer actually make the jump or did she hit the side of the ship and explode? I thought she exploded. I didn't watch next weeks previews though so they may have showed more.
2429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: February 27, 2009, 09:23:27 PM

Quote from: Rich on February 27, 2009, 08:59:42 PM

Quote from: Scraper on February 27, 2009, 07:01:28 PM

Quote from: Rich on February 27, 2009, 06:39:00 PM

I didn't see any mention of which GL it is going to be, as a new DC reader I decided to start with Knightfall so the only GL I really know right now is Alex (Hal has just turned into Parallax where I'm at in the continuity).  I'm sure most would expect Hal but isn't he quite a bit older than Alex, I'm just speculating on the producers thinking ahead and deciding on going with a younger GL.

They could always go with a younger Hal Jordan. Which is probably what they will do. Kyle Rayner pisses off the GL purists to no end. I personally like Kyle Rayner and his style of using the ring, but a lot of the GL fans hated what they did to Hal and how they vilified him.

Got the names mixed up I guess Alex was Kyle's girlfriend, my bad

I knew what you meant. On a side note, make sure you read the Flash comics from that era, they are really incredible.
2430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: February 27, 2009, 07:01:28 PM

Quote from: Rich on February 27, 2009, 06:39:00 PM

I didn't see any mention of which GL it is going to be, as a new DC reader I decided to start with Knightfall so the only GL I really know right now is Alex (Hal has just turned into Parallax where I'm at in the continuity).  I'm sure most would expect Hal but isn't he quite a bit older than Alex, I'm just speculating on the producers thinking ahead and deciding on going with a younger GL.

They could always go with a younger Hal Jordan. Which is probably what they will do. Kyle Rayner pisses off the GL purists to no end. I personally like Kyle Rayner and his style of using the ring, but a lot of the GL fans hated what they did to Hal and how they vilified him.
2431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Mar 2009: Deus Ex Game of the Year on: February 26, 2009, 07:12:51 PM
Question:

Does the original PC disc version require an install code to install it? I know exactly where my original disc is, but there is no way I still have the install code for it if it needs one. This will determine which version I play.
2432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: February 26, 2009, 04:02:47 PM
I'm close, If I play it for a couple more hours tonight I will finish it. I will try. If I get it done on Saturday does that count? I mean this is a short month.
2433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: February 24, 2009, 05:14:27 PM
That episode was definatley the weakest one of the season so far. Heck I would say it is one of the weakest in the entire series. When it ended i thought "that's it, really?" Just a big filler episode with nothing exciting happening. And as others have pointed out, Adama making a really stupid out of character decision.
2434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So how much of a gaming nerd am I... on: February 24, 2009, 05:06:08 PM
I consider the people who go to any of the various cons dressed up as some obscure character and while there stay in character the entire time to be nerds. These people are the very definition of nerd. The best is when they get aggravated at you for asking them questions which they deam to be dumb and below them. Priceless.
2435  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 12/08) on: February 24, 2009, 04:57:24 PM
+1 to Mikeg for a great deal on FarCry2
2436  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 on: February 23, 2009, 09:02:54 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on February 23, 2009, 08:47:52 PM

Quote from: Scraper 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.

What about Johnny Fever? He could do it!

I've never even heard of Johny Fever. Who is that?
2437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] AC or Little Big Planet? on: February 21, 2009, 03:18:09 PM
Im gonna have to say Animal Crossing since Little Big Planet is on the PS3 and not the Wii.
2438  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.
2439  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.
2440  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?
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