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2401  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)? 
2402  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.
2403  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.
2404  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.
2405  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.
2406  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.
2407  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.
2408  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.
2409  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.
2410  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.
2411  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LTB Geforce 8800GT on: January 26, 2009, 08:28:04 PM
I'm looking for a Geforce 8800GT to pair with my existing card. Does anyone out there have a spare one they want to unload. Right now I have the vanilla XFX Geforce 8800GT 512 Mb version. Any manufacturer should do though as long as it is the same chip set.
2412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 5 demo coming 26th on: January 26, 2009, 07:44:40 PM
It sounds like my worst fears for the co-op gameplay may be true. I loved RE 4, but If I had to babysit a brain dead AI team mate the entire time, the game would have been ruined. I hope the team mate isn't annoying.
2413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 26, 2009, 07:19:29 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on January 26, 2009, 07:06:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on January 26, 2009, 03:47:55 AM

How do we think we'd do this? Open up discussion on a particular section at a time so people don't have to worry about getting spoiled?

Ah...I was thinking one thread per game, but I hadn't considered the issue of spoilers.

One thread per game section would be one way to do it, but I wonder if that would fracture the discussion so much that it would be hard to follow, and it would clutter up the forums.

A couple of other ideas...

  • Have only one thread, but ask people to mark things with spoilers.
  • Have two threads, one for general impressions and discussion, and another thread for plot/story spoiler elements.

I'd lean toward the simpler one thread plan, and ask people to take care to use spoiler tags with direct spoilers. To a certain degree, I'd expect that it will be impossible to prevent some foreknowledge from coming out in even general discussions about the game, but I'd imagine we could still talk about the game and avoid ruining the game for people. At certain points, we might ever "release" the spoiler restrictions on earlier segments of the game. For example, after the second week, we could not worry about spoiler tags for the first 10 levels of a game, or the 30% of the story, or whatever. If that doesn't work, we could try something else the second game.

I'm open to other ideas and feedback, though. As I was writing the first post up, I stumbled onto a small web community that was doing something similar to this. I'll see if I can find that again and learn what they did about handling spoilers.

I would go with one thread and use the hide spoiler function. These games are all old though and most people will have a clue as to what will happen with the story.
2414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 26, 2009, 03:14:32 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 26, 2009, 08:08:49 AM

Anybody know what the resolutions are for BGE?  I would play it on my Eee PC if I could.  I voted for Deus Ex cause i've never finished it and I think it would play on my EEE pc.

I believe it goes down to 640x480 and has standard resolutions from there. The PC version is essentially a console port.
2415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 26, 2009, 03:13:09 PM
I'm down for any of these games. Although I voted for BG&E, because I just got in a trade on the PS2 and I never finished it the first time I played it. I got hit with a gamestoping PC bug near the end and never went back.

2416  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LTB AGP gaphics card on: January 24, 2009, 09:00:58 PM
I'm putting it in a Athlon 3200+, so the hardware would be about equal. Actually I used to have a Geforce 7600GT in this rig and it ran quite well at the time.
2417  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club? on: January 23, 2009, 09:14:05 PM
Why don't you cross post this over in Console gaming and pick a couple of multiplatform games to post on a poll. We then let the people vote on what the game of the month in February will be. For example you could give the option of, Beyond Good and Evil, Resident Evil 4, The Darkness, Tomb Raider Anniversary. These are all multiplatform and that way no matter which one wins people will be able to play the winning game.
2418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica musings (SPOILERS) on: January 23, 2009, 04:44:39 PM
Anyways, here's me pretty excited about whether Baltar is a cylon, who the "missing 5 cylons" are, whether they ALL are cylons (Since they ALL had the same kind of flashbacks in that crappy episode as cylons are wont to have), whether Adama will finally nail the president, and if they finally all take the hint and let Starbuck out the airlock while in open space

For the love of god don't read any other posts about the show on the internet, as most of your questions have been answered and you will spoil it all.
2419  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LTB AGP gaphics card on: January 23, 2009, 03:56:25 PM
I'm looking for an AGP card for a system I am putting together for my brother. He doesn't need anything great. I would like to get him at least a Geforce 6800 though. Anybody have anything they can sell or trade?
2420  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 21, 2009, 03:37:58 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 21, 2009, 02:53:32 PM

Quote from: Booner on January 21, 2009, 02:07:56 PM

Is it worth taking on grey quests? If not, I guess it gives me a reason to eventually start an alt. smile

Unless the quest is to unlock a skill for your class or get a cool appearance item, the only reason to do a grey quest is for the do N quests in a zone deeds.

Yeah I would agree, the only real reason to do grey quests is for Deed work or loot drops.
2421  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 19, 2009, 06:59:15 PM

Quote from: Covenant on January 19, 2009, 06:34:11 PM

Well, I've been playing for a little over a week now and have to say I'm completely in love with this game!! The storyline and the locations are what really hit this one home for me; everything is exactly where it should be geographically and the look is just perfect.  I played a few different characters and settled on a level 18 Champion on the roleplaying server.  I'm not sure how many characters I will level up, but I'm going to at least take this one up to 60 and enjoy the ride.  I find myself not much caring about levels right now... I'm just enjoying doing all the quests and deeds that are available.

Of note, I've never played an MMO with a more mature playerbase than this one.  Never a problem finding help with quests or people being asses.  It's a nice change.

The player base is definitely a huge improvement over WoW. Rarely have I been pissed at another player in this game. Most of the time people go out of their way to be friendly, not steal a kill, help out, etc. It's a nice change of pace.
2422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator stuff that doesn't make sense on: January 19, 2009, 04:48:47 PM

Quote from: JayDee on January 19, 2009, 04:42:38 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 19, 2009, 02:12:54 AM

Since when is T3 not part of official canon?


It's called Terminator 3 and stars Arnold. How can it be anything but "official". And it was a worthy sequel. Not as good as Judgement Day, but still pretty damn entertaining.

I could be wrong here, but I thought I read that the new Terminator movies in production are working around T3, also there is no denying that the TV show completely disregards T3 (and is superior IMO).
2423  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 19, 2009, 04:27:36 PM

Quote from: Booner on January 19, 2009, 02:32:49 PM

OK...need some advice from those who've pushed through the majority of Middle Earth. Where would you go to quest alone from 35-40?

Would Fornost City have any soloable quests? What about Evendim?

I'm currently level 34, soloed just about everything I can around Bree-land, the North Downs, and the Lone-Lands, plus would like to stay in the general area at least until I have a mount to make long trips more tolerable. I'm on Brandywine, so the population is high enough that I never have an issues finding a fellowship for the huge amount of group quests I have...but I just don't always have enough time to really commit to a fellowship and hate to bail on one after a 1/2 hour in the midst of some huge battle...makes me feel dirty.

There are some great quests for you in Evindim. Make sure to grab Reforging the Sword from Aragorn in Rivendale. This is a long quest line that mostly takes place in Evindim. You can also find soloable stuff in the Trollshaws. So Evindim and Trollshaws.
2424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator stuff that doesn't make sense on: January 19, 2009, 12:58:46 AM
First of all throw out part 3, it is being written off as not being official cannon.
questions 1 and 2 are answered in the TV series. There are several ways to incapacitate the various terminators and reprogram them.

3. I like bacon.

4. I assume they made it through because they took on human forms, and the skin was real enough to pass through.

5. Pay no attention to T3.
2425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where were you the day Batman....(spoiler) on: January 15, 2009, 10:49:39 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on January 15, 2009, 10:35:18 PM

Quote from: Scraper on January 15, 2009, 02:36:35 PM

Remember when Superman came back, they used the lame excuse that his coffin contained an opening that allowed the sun to come in and heal him over time.

That's not what happened at all. When Superman died, the Kryptonian artifact known as the Eradicator decided to continue Superman's work. Since the Eradicator is blinded by bright light, it stole Superman's body, and placed him inside what was basically a giant Kryptonian birthing matrix (the same sort of device that originally transported Kal-El to Earth). The matrix channeled sunlight energy through Superman, and converted it to a form that the Eradicator could absorb to become one of the four leads in "Reign of the Supermen." At the same time, it was effectively like electro-shocking Superman to "reboot" him -- combined with the stored solar enregy in his cells this ended up having an effect like shocking a patient who's heart has stopped -- it reanimated him.

Yes, it's still sci-fi silly, but nothing along the lines of "the lid wasn't closed on his coffin."

Umm, isn't that what I said, but in a much less nerdier fashion.
2426  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 15, 2009, 10:02:02 PM

Quote from: ericb on January 13, 2009, 03:58:49 PM

Just want to mention that I switched over to Windows 7 this weekend and LOTRO runs so much better it's amazing.  Coming from XP I not only get 15-20fps more (with the same settings) but I also get the benefit of the directx 10 enhancements (Windows 7 comes with directx 11) and it loads quicker.  I've never gotten 60 fps in Bree before with every option on highest or next to highest (except for shadows which look amazing at medium).  I have it locked at 60 but before it was locked I was looking at 90-120 fps in the starting areas.

Putting some more time in now that I have a 80 and a 79 in WoW...I WILL hit Moria one day.

I switched over from XP too, my problem is that when I run the game on my 4:3 monitor the game dsiplays in 16:9, with the black bars at the top and bottom. If I select auto size, 4:3, or 16:9 it it doesn't change anything. Any ideas? I'm running a Geforce 8800gt with the updated nvidia driver from windows update.
2427  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is this the final nail in the coffin for the 4th Ammendment? on: January 15, 2009, 06:23:55 PM
It amazes me when a conservative shouts up and down about protecting the 2nd Amendment, but at the same time will think that this was a good decision. The entire Constitution needs protected in my opinion. I truly do not understand why some people think the Police should be able to do whatever they want. The 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th amendments were created for a reason, but for some reason conservative judges choose to forget the reason.  thumbsdown
2428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where were you the day Batman....(spoiler) on: January 15, 2009, 03:44:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 15, 2009, 03:29:11 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 15, 2009, 02:04:54 PM

In Issue #1 of THE NEW BATMAN, Schumacher gets The Dark Knight out of those dowdy duds and turns him into something Bat-FABULOUS! Featuring a new bullet-proof cloak by Versace, this Caped Crusader will look as good on a Parisian catwalk as he does on a Gotham rooftop. Hard-shelled nipple plates make sure this night rider puts the SEX in PECS! Look out Catwoman - MEEE-OW!

wait.. PeteRock is going to be the new Batman?

as for Bats being back, I'm not so sure.  there was a pretty big build-up to this (including Batman actually having a heart attack, showing his age could be catching up with him) and they have a big event coming up called 'The Battle for the Cowl' which involves both Batman and Detective comics going on hiatus for a few months plus the ending of the Birds of Prey, Robin and Nightwing standalone series.

then again they are bringing the Barry Allen Flash back from the dead after all these years, so who knows?

Bringing Barry Allen back pisses me off. He used to be the one guy who actually stayed dead and died in a cool way. Besides that Wally West really did become the Flash to me and wasn't just a replacement. I'm glad I stopped reading comics 4 years ago.
2429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where were you the day Batman....(spoiler) on: January 15, 2009, 02:36:35 PM
Agreed with most of the above. There is no way he will stay dead. Besides this is mostly a repeat from the 90's when he broke his back and they had to go through the whole Batman's replacement storyline. Will Nightwing be Batman, if not him then who? blah blah blah.

Remember when Superman came back, they used the lame excuse that his coffin contained an opening that allowed the sun to come in and heal him over time. Then there is Hal Jordan, Steve Rogers, Green Arrow, the list goes on.
2430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 15, 2009, 02:08:38 PM
I got the 64 bit version installed last night. Is anyone running this is with an X-Fi sound card? I had to go out and find homebrew drivers for the X-Fi card to work and once installed the sound worked fine, but when I got up this morning the software suddenly wouldn't recognize my sound card. Has anyone else had this problem and what drivers are you using if you have an X-Fi card installed.?

I will try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers when I get home, but any other ideas would be cool.
2431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who Would Save Earth? on: January 14, 2009, 08:21:32 PM
1992 Michael Jordan.
2432  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes Issue 13: Architect (mission creator; day jobs) on: January 10, 2009, 03:15:04 PM

Quote from: Reemul on January 10, 2009, 01:33:14 PM

OK i just picked up this for 5 including a free month.

1st question is, Hero or Villian or is pretty much the same.

2nd i will be mostly solo so 1 class from each to play.

Any help appreciated.

Theyre both pretty much the same, it just depends if you want to be good or bad, but each side has their own zones, areas, and missions.

If you go hero I would recommend being a tanker. CoH requires grouping in a lot of cases in order to make the missions work and be more fun, but you can solo a tank fairly well.

2433  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Pulled trigger new CPU - dont work on: January 10, 2009, 01:13:58 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on January 10, 2009, 04:42:55 AM

It's the basics, what I always do if there is no easy explanation as to what could be causing it.

I agree here. I have had this work when nothing else made sense.
2434  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PC, PS3, 360, and mini/board games + PSP-2000 system pack w/ games - price drop on: January 09, 2009, 11:35:11 PM
Turtle did you get my message on PoP?
2435  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Phenom II not what AMD hoped? on: January 09, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
As far as I can tell from various benchmark sites, the i7 is about two to three times faster than the Phenom II and only about $50 more on the low end. The i7 is tough to beat.
2436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 08:22:19 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 09, 2009, 08:09:38 PM

hoping the technet subscriber page has this for an alt download.

looks like it's there, but i don't know what speeds to expect.

sweet.  holding around 280kb.  not great by comparison to normal speeds this way, but at least i'm not in the public server pool. 

2437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 05:43:15 PM
Lol, I would say they are getting hammered. Nothing like making an announcement at CES to get traffic. Good luck getting the DL to actually start, it keeps giving me a too busy error.
2438  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Pulled trigger new CPU - dont work on: January 09, 2009, 03:57:18 PM

Quote from: drifter on January 09, 2009, 12:27:11 PM

Nope power supply is due to arrive Monday.

Yeah but did you try any of our suggestions? None of us seem to think the PS will make a difference.
2439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 03:31:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 09, 2009, 03:26:22 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 09, 2009, 03:08:50 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 09, 2009, 02:47:14 PM

Didn't Vista just come out?

2 years ago.

Vista is running smooth for me, so I think I'll just wait a bit.  Does anyone even have drivers ready for the W7 beta yet?

Nvidia claims on their site that Windows 7 will automatically DL their beta drivers. I'm hoping it does this for most hardware.
2440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 02:54:33 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 09, 2009, 02:45:46 PM

It's not on the site yet, but it's supposed to be today.  Anyone brave enough?

I am because I need to back up and reformat my main comp anyway. I'm hoping they post it for DL before I leave from work since my download speeds are much faster here than at home.
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