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1121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite.........connect to cube? on: June 01, 2006, 03:40:55 AM
I've read about a couple of DS games (Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, I believe) that are supposed to be able to interact with their GC counterparts, so thaer has to be some way.
1122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Onion continues to stun me on: May 26, 2006, 02:31:52 AM
Now that's a sacrifice I can get behind!!
1123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion...another 360 vs PC thread on: May 25, 2006, 02:55:23 AM
Aside from price considerations, there are a lot of great mods out now for it on the PC whereas you only get Bethesda's lackluster official mods on the 360.
1124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - The Thieves Den on: May 23, 2006, 05:36:25 AM
It's basically just a cool-looking house mod that is for thieves. There are no real quests involved except for killing a few skeletons and fixing up the joint with a crew and some vendors. It's okay, but I would really like for them to actually offer up a mod that adds a nice quest line. I already have a few other houses (including Frostcrag Spire).
1125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 21, 2006, 04:21:10 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
I dont get that one.


What's not to get?
1126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is Sony done with PSP? on: May 09, 2006, 08:55:21 AM
I have no facts, but yeah right. I've heard that the UMDs might go away, but there's no way Sony would put all of this effort and money into breaking into the handheld world only to give up after a year. They're far too invested in it, especially since the PS3s are going to be so expensive that it'll drive away the casual buyer.
1127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Picture caption time!!! on: May 06, 2006, 04:26:39 AM
Quote from: "Graham"


Proving the old adage: you can't pick your neighbors.
1128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: May 06, 2006, 02:59:16 AM
Quote from: "Eduardo X"
Quote from: "ATB"
If they don't put in a better practice mode, I'm gonna be bitter and may end up skipping the sequel.

Hard is still too hard for me and as there's no way for me to practice Hammer ons and Pull offs except in the middle of the song, I don't see myself getting better.

Please please please.

Edit: As for the songs, I think they could have done a better Black Sabbath song.  Maybe they're only sticking with Ozzy BS, but try to tell me that Mob Rules wouldn't be a much more killer BS song than War Pigs.

I like 'You really Got me' but don't recognize any of the others.  What?! No AC/DC?

I never would have pegged you as a Black Sabbath fan.


Sabbath was all about the Jesus.
1129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Picture caption time!!! on: May 06, 2006, 02:45:28 AM
Quote from: "Graham"
Here are two more pictures for captions:



He'll never know!
1130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Da Vinci Code starring... who? on: May 04, 2006, 06:04:01 AM
Quote from: "Dafones"
Still don't see Hanks as the lead character, and I remember being surprised by the initial announcement. Don't know why Brosnan always seemed to fit, despite the nationality. Maybe it's just his composure.

Oh well. Should be an entertaining movie, even though the book is over-rated. (Me troll. Me slink under bridge now.)


I agree with you; I'm looking forward to seeing it so I can stop feeling guilty about not feeling guilty about not being able to make it through the book. It almost read like a screenplay, so it might as well be seen as a film.
1131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion now rated M on: May 04, 2006, 03:45:29 AM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Sorta embarassing that it's getting an M over tits, and not the well-rotted head/desecrated corpses/heavily mutilated and tortured people/fetus and or baby remains stuff that appears near the end of the Dark Brotherhood quests.


At least going off of what people on QT3 are saying, the game will remain M even with the "nipple" removed, suggesting that it is in fact the gore/violence that is the real issue.
Ah, that would make sense.

I mean, I really enjoyed all the disturbing stuff in the Dark Brotherhood endgame as well as the other creepy moments sprinkled throughout, (like the town of Hackdirt, for example), but if that stuff's not M, I'm not really sure what is.
I could never figure out what to do with Hackdirt. I found the city, I knew what they were, I killed half of them, but never figured out exactly what it was supposed to be.


In one of the towns (Chorral, I believe) you eventually hear a rumor about the missing daughter of the local trading goods shop. You get a quest from the shop's owner to go to Hackdirt to find the daughter. While there, you discover that they're involved in some odd stuff.
1132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Off we go, into the wild blue yonder! (Shipping AF May 02) on: April 30, 2006, 03:45:58 PM
Ooooh, interesting.
1133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How would you like to bust a nut? on: April 30, 2006, 01:11:22 PM
A little OT, but in New Orleans there is/was (I don't know if it's still there post-Katrina) a meat company named Wagner's Meat. Their slogan was "You can't beat Wagner's Meat". I guess Wagner was a very frustrated individual.
1134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who would buy this? on: April 30, 2006, 12:16:21 PM
2 & 1/4 hours of content for $18-20 seems fairly good. I've paid as much or more for a DVD of a 2 hour movie plenty of times and I rarely watch the special features, so I don't count that in the price for myself.
1135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Yeesshhhhh! HL2 headcrab plushies? on: April 30, 2006, 08:36:05 AM
Quote from: "weeskwee"
our little puppy is in a humping mood lately. i bet he'd like to hump it's mouth. add to cart!


Okay, that's creepy.
1136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pot, Coke, Heroin, Extacy + Legal in Mexico = New Drug War on: April 29, 2006, 12:50:57 PM
Woo-hoo!! I'm only a half hour away from my new pharmacy!! Yeah, what a joke.
1137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Off we go, into the wild blue yonder! (Shipping AF May 02) on: April 29, 2006, 05:09:57 AM
There's a difference between being in Germany and being in Iraq for 6-7 months out of the year. Besides, I know most of the cops here on Davis-Monthan AFB, and none of them are happy with what they do. Having followed the life of Drazzil for the past 4-5 years, I feel reasonably sure that he could do better.
1138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Off we go, into the wild blue yonder! (Shipping AF May 02) on: April 29, 2006, 04:27:00 AM
Speaking as a staff sergeant in the Air Force, I can tell you that Arowyn is absolutely correct; the TIs are there to mold you into an airman. Everything in Basic (at least while I was there) was designed to break you down and rebuild you so that you were able to function in a military environment. It's not brainwashing or anything, it's just them trying to teach you how to work in a chain of command and execute orders without question. My suggestion for you is to keep your mouth shut and your eyes open. The squeaky wheel gets all the shitty extra duties and a lot more attention from the TIs. Just learn what you need to do and do it without question. It's the ones that think they're smarter than their leaders that get into trouble. If you follow instructions, it's really not bad at all. I got a lot more sleep in basic than I did at tech school.

BTW, what's your job? If you went in as "open general", I hope you enjoy being a cop. Either way, best of luck, and we'll see you on the other side.
1139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Would you rather beat the crap out of Carrot Top or Urkel? on: April 24, 2006, 03:34:03 AM
Carrot Top. Bullets trump muscles any day.
1140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on Flight 93 movie. [melancholy] on: April 18, 2006, 02:12:14 PM
Quote from: "weleavefossils"
Quote from: "Suitably Ironic Moniker"
See, I like that it's exploring one aspect of the story. To try to encompass too much would require even more generalization than I would guess this movie will have. Hey, you want a film that's emotional and all-encompassing, I'll bet you could pick up Pearl Harbor really cheap :wink: .


we'll I would prefer neither.  I would rather wait to actually see the movie before I would debate any further, but do you really think there is much they will touch on that you don't already know?  It just seems that maybe if they did interview people in the movie that were family members or involved in some way, sure we might learn something from it.  But at this moment (based off the trailer) it looks like a bad tv movie.

And for the record, I walked out of Pearl Harbor.  Baaaaad movie slywink


Well, I think how much you or I know about a subject is somewhat immaterial to the quality or the relevance of the film. It may be exploring larger human themes via the events of Flight 93, which is what a lot of good films try to achieve. I hate to keep going back to Saving Private Ryan, but I'm at the tail end of a 12 hour mid-shift and my brain is somewhat fried. SPR wasn't just about D-Day, an event that many of us have studied through our schooling and regardless, is well-documented in history books. It explores the themes of the meaning of sacrifice and duty. To be perfectly honest, I didn't even really like this film aside from the opening 20 minutes, but it is pretty well-regarded by many, so I guess it was successful. Flight 93 could very well flesh out the human side of the story if the creators did in fact work with the families of the victims. By displaying the people behind the events of that flight, it may be able to elucidate a more universal meaning. Perhaps it will show that it's better to fight for one's beliefs even when death is certain, or the bonds that form in desparate situations. It may also feature big asplosions and really shiny box-cutters. I honestly have no idea which way it's going with its characterizations. I suppose my main point is that I'm willing to have an open mind before I dismiss it as an insult to the victims of 9/11 or irrelevant.
1141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on Flight 93 movie. [melancholy] on: April 18, 2006, 01:42:23 PM
See, I like that it's exploring one aspect of the story. To try to encompass too much would require even more generalization than I would guess this movie will have. Hey, you want a film that's emotional and all-encompassing, I'll bet you could pick up Pearl Harbor really cheap :wink: .
1142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on Flight 93 movie. [melancholy] on: April 18, 2006, 01:15:25 PM
Quote from: "Farscry"
Quote from: "gameoverman"
I think it's best to let the people who want to make these films go ahead and make them. If the market is not ready, they are the ones who will take the financial hit, and maybe even the public relations damage to their careers(primarily the actors I would think).


Yes, and I can go ahead and still say that it's offensive that these people are doing this.


I think that he's stating his opinion like you are with your opinion. I don't read that as him telling you to shut up.
1143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on Flight 93 movie. [melancholy] on: April 18, 2006, 10:54:19 AM
I'm not offended by this movie, nor do I see this as a way to "make a buck". The producers would be stupid to not know that this would cause controversy with appearing to be "too soon" to some people, and controversy can cut both ways; it can draw people in or drive them away. From what I've seen, this seems to be a respecTful, if slightly melodramatic retelling of Flight 93. If the producers/studios wanted to make a "quick buck", they'D make another Deuce Bigalow or Scary Movie (re: this weekend's box-office #1). I'll wait until it comes out and I read reviews and hear from other people before I decry the evil Hollywood machine for traumatizing us with a retelling of 9/11.

Plus, WWII may have been 60 years ago, but I'm sure my grandfather who flew bombers in 3 wars (including WWII) has some horrific stories of his buddies dying in pretty gory ways (hell, the plane he flew in WWII went down with all hands on the very next mission after he no longer was the pilot) and he's able to watch WWII flicks, even the more realistic ones (i.e., not just the John Wayne flicks, some of which, by the by, came out during WWII), but he's able to watch and appreciate the movies that cover the wars in which he's served. Sometimes it could benefit a movie to explore a subject without waiting 20-30 years. Certainly by that time we will have gained more perspective as a country on the events of 9/11, but instead of just assuming that it's some crass materialistic money grab, why not give it a chance to get reviewed and see how it tackles the topic?
1144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Echo on: April 12, 2006, 11:14:52 AM
Now batting for Pedro Borbon, Manny Mota... Mota... Mota...
1145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Insert Key on: April 08, 2006, 12:14:20 PM
I hate the left Windows key. Every time I need to hit Ctrl or Alt, I inevitably hit that fucker, which usually results in the program I'm using either being minimized or shut down so that the Start menu can pop up.
1146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy 10th Anniversary...sorta on: April 02, 2006, 09:31:53 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Looking back, this is getting to be a theme.  Last anniversary our refrigerator compressor died and we ended up at the Maytag store buying a new fridge on the day after our anniversary.



March 30, 2007
"Happy anniversary, honey. Oops, the minivan just died! I'll be down at the Porsche dealer if you need me!"

Dare to dream.
1147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oblivion: Mods on: March 25, 2006, 03:37:27 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Got a Khajiit and wish you didn't have to recast your Eye of Night spell every 30 seconds? This mod turns it into a toggle spell. Cast it once to turn it on, cast it again to turn it off.
http://www.tessource.net/files/file.php?id=1797


Destructor, could you possibly email me this mod at stumble@gmaildotcom? I've been unable to register at tessource. Any help would be appreciated.
1148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Return of Chef on: March 25, 2006, 02:21:38 AM
Quote from: "Autistic Angel"
Yes, Suitably Ironic Moniker is correct.

The idea that Homer Simpson was originally voiced by a different actor seems to be an incredibly widespread and popular urban legend -- I've heard people credit everyone from Ed O'Neill to Matt Groening to Vin Diesel as being the "original" voice of Homer, but it's been Dan Castellaneta from the start.

-Autistic Angel


He even voiced Homer on The Tracey Ullman Show, when they were just short cartoons (read the trivia page and/or the page for the show to verify this).
1149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Return of Chef on: March 25, 2006, 01:34:27 AM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
Quote
take it you're not fond of the Simpsons then?


In the beginning (even when they had a different voice for Homer),...


Dan Castellaneta has always been Homer.
1150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GOAT of the Year Voting: PC edition on: December 17, 2004, 05:34:08 PM
Well, Spiderman 2 was hardly a popular game. Perhaps if they had ported over the console version, it might have stood a chance, but it was an ultra-simplified platformer.
1151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Far Cry for those who have finished HL2 on: December 15, 2004, 03:20:59 PM
Quote
The immersion didn't include the characters, however, who were all cliches of the worst kind.


God, tell me about it. "I'm gonna shoot you in the face!" has to be about the stupidest line from a videogame ever, but the other ones were close runner-ups. I enjoyed the game and I thought it was pretty but HL-2 was head and shoulders above this one.
1152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I loved Morrowind, any other suggestions? on: December 05, 2004, 10:37:03 PM
Morrowind was the apex of an explorative world to me.
1153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Deus Ex 2 mods on: December 04, 2004, 08:08:13 PM
I only know of the texture mods, good examples of which are here. As for gameplay, I haven't heard anything.
1154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the Year so far? (PC edition) on: December 02, 2004, 04:10:50 AM
Doom 3 would be my selection for the reasons stated above. HL-2 4-EVA!!!!
1155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines Performance Thread on: November 22, 2004, 05:33:40 AM
P4 3.6
2046 Gig RAM
ATI X800

I've set it on 1280x1024 with all of the bells and whistles and it's running like a dream.
1156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 patch is out! - direct link inside on: November 20, 2004, 04:25:55 AM
Quote
Fans have fixed more with the game than the lazy-ass Chris Sawyer.


Chris Sawyer wasn't involved with RT3. As for the users with the beta patch already installed, there is a separate patch for you found on this page.

ETA the link
1157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this starting to feel like GG? on: October 16, 2004, 03:42:13 AM
What we need is a little U.2.K. Tha Greate$t action. Where are you, U.2.K.? I want my Dreamcast news now! Some people have yet to be schooled on the evils of evolution. Please let us continue to bask in the glowing warmth of your warming glow.
1158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Thief: Deadly Shadows Replacement Textures on: October 16, 2004, 02:03:47 AM
My firstborn is yours, fair dragon. Thanks!
1159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Thief: Deadly Shadows Replacement Textures on: October 16, 2004, 01:30:02 AM
I remember finding the website that contained a lot of nice replacement textures for Thief 3 on Gone Gold, but as that is now gone with the wind, I was hoping someone could point me to a link. I already googled it and looked on FilePlanet and the official forums as well as TTLG forums, but I can't locate it. Any help would be appreciated.
1160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any GG forum regulars that have not yet been spotted here? on: October 13, 2004, 12:16:01 AM
I was Bubbles on the old (*sniff*) forum. I am now using a new and better name. I look forward to being barely noticed on this board as I was on the previous one! Seriously, this place looks nice and I'm glad I have my GG replacement. Please though, if you decide to shut down, just give us 24 hours warning!
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