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2401  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: May 14, 2009, 06:24:31 PM
2402  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: May 14, 2009, 03:28:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 14, 2009, 02:46:47 PM

Yeah, I have room for a gem, but I'd rather save that slot until I get a level 5 or 6 gem to use on it. At the moment I haven't got any gems above level 2, I think, which just isn't good enough to even consider using as a temporary buff. I want the freedom to add a more powerful gem in there without losing one I've already placed. Relics are hard enough to build up to a suitable level as it is.

When it hits lvls 10/20/30/40 you can unslot all the relics and reuse them however you want. So in theory you have 4 more lvls in which you can use the lvl 2, then unlsot it when you hit 30. You wont waste a thing.
2403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Platformers on the PC? on: May 14, 2009, 01:48:41 PM
I'm having trouble thinking of exclusives, but I would back up the recommendations for Psychonauts and Beyond Good and Evil. Both PC versions are superior versions because of the increased graphics. Maybe try looking through Steam's catalog there may be some in there.
2404  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: May 14, 2009, 01:39:50 PM

That's what IM talking about. You still have an open slot too. I can't hurt to throw something in there even if its a small buff.
2405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, May/Jun 2009: God of War on: May 13, 2009, 03:50:22 PM
I'm making progress too. On a side note I beat God of War Chains of Olympus for the second time last night. Great game.
2406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lunar : Harmony of The Silver Star on: May 13, 2009, 03:49:11 PM
I just remembered that there is a DS version too, but I never bought that one.
2407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lunar : Harmony of The Silver Star on: May 13, 2009, 03:47:20 PM
Is it wrong that I have the Sega CD, GBA Advance, and PS1 versions of this game, and I could still be suckered into buying this newest one? But I'm with you guys, why not just make an all new 3rd installment. I don't even care what system it gets released on, though the PSP could use the love.
2408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: F.E.A.R. - Worth Playing? on: May 13, 2009, 02:42:14 PM
For me the first 2 chapters were great, the middle chapters were tedious, repetitive and boring, and the last two chapters were great. So if you can get through the middle portion of the game then you should enjoy it overall. But yeah, office hallway, after office hallway. after office hallway kills the middle portion of the game.
2409  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: My DQ V for your Chrono Trigger DS on: May 12, 2009, 07:36:42 PM
2410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jake G. as Prince of Persia on: May 12, 2009, 05:57:50 PM
It looks like they photshopped his head on some other guys body in that pic. No way that is 100% him.
2411  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: May 12, 2009, 05:50:28 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 12, 2009, 05:23:03 PM

Nice coincidence. I hit level 60 this weekend too. The last two levels were spent entirely in Lothlorien, and I still have lots of stuff to do there. I'm almost starting to look forward to heading back into Moria to kick the collective asses of anything that threatened me there before.

Interestingly, I don't own a single legendary weapon at this point. I just haven't found anything I felt was good enough to focus on, and my old weapons both became outdated and were melted down. I now have about 230 000 item xp waiting for my next weapon. smile

You do realize that the legendary weapons lvl up and become much stronger pretty quickly. I haven't used a regular weapon since about lvl 47, none of them hold a candle to legendary weapons. They have all kinds of stat boosts, especially once you start lvling up your runes to slot.
2412  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: May 12, 2009, 01:44:16 PM
I hit 60 over the weekend with my first character. I'm now one of the few lvl 60 Wardens.

I will probably start up a new toon soon. The ride to 60 was really rewarding and I can honestly say that this was the first time I hit lvl cap in a game and I didn't feel like I was grinding just to get there. I actually wanted the lvl to hold off because there is so much more left to do. I still have to gather my various deeds, collect reputation, finish books 1.10. on up and so on. I figure there is enough to keep me busy with this toon on and off until the next major expansion comes out.

2413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need downloadable stuff to put on my PSP on: May 11, 2009, 04:26:46 AM
I dont really understand your question. Are you looking for games or just free movies and tv?
2414  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated May 5th 2009 1:55 PM) on: May 08, 2009, 05:07:45 PM
+1 to Outfit79. It was his first trade here and it did exactly what he said he would do.
2415  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Resident Evil 5 PS 3 mint on: May 08, 2009, 05:06:48 PM
I got SF IV in the mail today Outfit. Thx for the fast trade.
2416  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: My DQ V for your Chrono Trigger DS on: May 08, 2009, 12:22:26 PM
I'm only interested in a trade at this point.
2417  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eurogamer gives Darkfall Online 2/10 on: May 07, 2009, 01:01:05 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 06, 2009, 02:08:46 PM

If I was a mumorpuger game developer I'd provide reviewers with game characters at starter levels, mid levels, and end-game levels so that they could get an idea of what the entire game has to offer without investing hundreds of hours.

The funny thing is, if you ask them to do that they will. I know at the very least Turbine does.
2418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer busted! on: May 07, 2009, 12:58:08 PM
The only MMO review I have ever written was for LoTRO Mines of Moria (Awesome game by the way) and I played that game for almost 6 weeks before I wrote the review. Even then I felt like I was missing key parts of the game. So 9 hours is no where near enough time to judge an MMO in my opinion, let alone 2 hours.
2419  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray Disc Player on: May 07, 2009, 12:47:34 AM
If you can wait till next Friday (pay day) then I'm all over it.
2420  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / My DQ V for your Chrono Trigger DS on: May 07, 2009, 12:46:46 AM
Anyone have Chrono Trigger DS and willing to trade for Dragon Quest V?
2421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [comics] Batman: Battle for the Cowel on: May 06, 2009, 03:30:28 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on May 06, 2009, 05:53:29 AM

One thing I've liked in Battle for the Cowl is that they've made mention of Comic Book Death Syndrome. Dick and Alfred have discussed how Tim seems to not be coping with Bruce's death, and they theorize that it's because he's seen so many people die (Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, etc) and come back from that death that he no longer thinks of death as a finality.

It could also be that Tim has already seen this exact F'ing storyline before, except he broke his back instead of getting hit by a death ray. Still it's the same damn storyline from a little over 15 years ago.
2422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, May/Jun 2009: God of War on: May 06, 2009, 02:21:16 PM
Upgrade the blades first and then the lightening attack (Can't remember its name). The blades are your primary weapon so you will get the most out of your XP that way. If you kill enough guys and find enough chests you should have no problem maxing most of your powers out by the end of the game.
2423  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target (30%+ off PC titles, including a few games) on: May 06, 2009, 02:16:26 PM
I spotted Dead Space for the PS3 at $29.99 as part of a price drop and I picked up Ninja Giaden DS for $14.99 as part of  a price drop.
2424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: May 06, 2009, 01:27:07 PM
I still haven't seen Wolverine yet, but Ryan Reynolds seems like the perfect cast for Deadpool. Anyone who has seen Van Wilder or even his old TV show, knows that he can play a smart ass really well. It also doesn't hurt that he's in good shape physically.
2425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 06, 2009, 02:16:56 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on May 06, 2009, 12:48:00 AM

Quote from: Scraper on May 06, 2009, 12:38:35 AM

If you have the 7000 installed do you have to reformat and reload to install RC?
MS would like for you to do a fresh install, but one one of the W7 blogs there are instructions on how to do an upgrade.

Do you have a link for that?
2426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 06, 2009, 12:38:35 AM
If you have the 7000 installed do you have to reformat and reload to install RC?
2427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazing Race 14 on: May 05, 2009, 05:03:58 PM
I'm rooting for Margie and Luke (Don't make fun of me because I'm deaf, but I expect special treatment because I am deaf) to loose. That elbow throwing momma's boy annoys the hell out of me.
2428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: May 2009 Game Voting on: May 02, 2009, 02:10:55 AM
I picked this up at Gamestop today, and I'm about an hour into it. All I can say is that  using the dodge stick is your friend. Like all other GoW games, dodging at the right time will negate all injury no matter if they hit you or not. It saves your ass in boss battles.
2429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, May/Jun 2009: God of War on: April 30, 2009, 03:20:57 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 30, 2009, 12:27:24 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 30, 2009, 06:19:51 AM

Hmmm, I don't remember that boss being such a bugger...

Progressive scan in God of War II makes the game look worse. Every time I load it up I fool around with the settings and muuuuuch prefer it off. It just looks too jagged. I wouldn't worry about the fact that you can't get progressive scan to work for the original, tbh.

At the final area in GoW2! Will be joining you guys next week...

Thanks, I'll give up on progressive scan.

About that boss, I took a look on the net and getting stuck there is common enough that there are quite a few hits on it. I took a look this morning at the controller and I think the button might be a bit mushy. I'm going to try switching controllers tonight.

For God of War and other quick tap games I will quickly place my controller on my right leg and tap as fast as I can with the index finger instead of my thumb. I find that to be faster for me.
2430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, May/Jun 2009: God of War on: April 30, 2009, 02:44:54 PM
I will play it and pledge to beat it during May.
2431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So it begins..... on: April 30, 2009, 02:04:25 PM
Reading that story, how could the company be criminally fined for that. The worker who got attacked was performing maintenance on it and thought he had cut power to it, but obviously he didn't. So isn't it his fault he got hurt? I would  compare this to a furnace repair man who forgets to cut the gas and blows himself up.

But yeah, it does make a good story about killer robots.
2432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gothic 2 gold worth $10? on: April 28, 2009, 02:45:42 PM
I'd say it's worth it. It adds an entirely new campaign within the game. I would guess it takes anywhere from 10 to 15 hours to beat the addon stuff. So that's less than $1 per game hour. The add on really doesn't add to the main storyline at all though, it's just more G2 goodness. Heck I would play the addon over G3 any day.
2433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: May 2009 Game Voting on: April 28, 2009, 01:45:09 PM
I will add a news post on the front page on Friday. I will definately finish this one this time since I am gearing up for 3 later in the year.
2434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Moon on: April 27, 2009, 01:47:05 PM
Give me WoW, LoTR Online and Fallout 3 and I could be good for at least 3 months. After that I would start to make up the imaginary friends too.
2435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Precoqnition (fortune telling) for real? on: April 25, 2009, 01:00:42 AM

Quote from: Turtle on April 25, 2009, 12:32:45 AM

Uh guys, we're already predicting the future, your mind does it every single moment you're alive, it's how we humans exist.  But, it's no special trick.

Instead, you have to realize that there is a very small delay between what every human perceives with his senses, this includes the act of sensing and the brain processing that raw data into something usable.  Because of this, all brains have a basic ability to use prior information to predict what will happen in that delay.

This is also why certain optical illusions work.  Certain patters to the human eye are processed by the brain that trigger a predictive response.

Taking this even further, we also predict the weather somewhat accurately two to three days in advance.

It's all a lot of probability and stuff.  And there is no absolutely predicting complex events down to small details, and no absolute predicting of everything due to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

I guess what I'm saying is, predicting the future, remains in the realm of science fiction, but it's pretty cool to realize the amazing stuff we're doing along those lines right now.  Isn't science cool?

So what you're saying is that my prediction about the GT update is coming true based on my triggering of a predicitve response?  icon_twisted
2436  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: More Issues on: April 24, 2009, 06:56:25 PM
Maybe a bad hard drive?
2437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: May 2009 Game Voting on: April 24, 2009, 05:43:38 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 24, 2009, 05:36:57 PM

Drum Roll...

The Winner is...

God of War!

Dust off those PS2s. We'll start in a week. I'm excited for this one. I hope I can finish it though. I played a half hour of God of War on the PSP. I thought it was hard.

The first Boss in the PSP version (The Dragon thing) is one of the hardest bosses in the game. After that one the rest of the bosses are easy to medium.
2438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Precoqnition (fortune telling) for real? on: April 24, 2009, 05:15:20 PM
I predict that the GT makeover won't happen prior to April 25th, 2009.
2439  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: e3 Expo - What are you looking forward to? on: April 23, 2009, 03:34:23 PM
The PSP2 if it is announced.

Also Wii exclusives. I think they are going to announce another Wii Zelda and hopefully another Mario platformer.

Also Drake's Fortune 2.
2440  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Review XBLA and PSN Games on: April 23, 2009, 03:28:27 PM
I've done reviews for WipeOut HD, Siren, Savage Moon,  The Last Guy, Warhawk's last expansion and I'm working on one for Burn Zombie Burn. 

I know for sure we had one for Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty.

I have unofficially become the PSN reviewer guy though. If there is a specific game you want done we can always ask for press coverage of it from the developer, sometimes they will give us early access.
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