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7001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad? on: July 30, 2009, 08:17:46 PM
People have talked about protecting the screen, but it seems like it would be very easy to build in a thin cover that swings around and clips to the back when you are using the device. I don't know if that's what they'd do, but it seems logical.
7002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell and Red Steel 2 delayed on: July 30, 2009, 07:29:11 PM
Dark Void has now been delayed too. Although I don't think the excitement level was quite as high for that one smile
7003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "iPhone is much more powerful than Wii" on: July 30, 2009, 02:15:26 PM
Wow...
7004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 30, 2009, 02:10:54 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 30, 2009, 06:07:51 AM



They must have a lot more ranks in 1943 than Bad Company if you haven't hit top rank yet. I believe it took me just over 2 days playtime to hit top rank in Bad Company and I don't exactly earn points very quickly.
7005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 30, 2009, 02:01:30 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on July 30, 2009, 01:29:45 PM

Quote from: marcusjm on July 30, 2009, 01:20:32 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on July 30, 2009, 06:16:49 AM

thumbsup

Bailing out of an airplane and watching it go boom and take out a couple of enemies with it = priceless.

Do you get points for that?

That's a good question. I think I've bailed out of a jeep and it has hit people and I've scored the kill and the points. And I've noticed that there seems to be a 'period of ownership' that when you destroy a vehicle you still get the destroy a vehicle points even though the enemy has jumped out of it.

So I'm guessing that technique is a pretty effective way to get kamikaze kills. If I could aim the plane that well I might even try it.  nod

There's a video on Youtube of a guy pulling way up in the air, diving straight down onto enemies and jumping out before the crash, and he gets points for the kills. The video is of him doing this over and over again. There might be a window of time where the kills count (like the fact that you can still get vehicle destroy points for a period of time after the enemy has exited) but I don't know.
7006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: We're almost to the Fall Run, what's on you're buy list? on: July 30, 2009, 04:01:19 AM
Modern Warfare 2 for 360 and I'll probably Goozex everything else. The exception being if Bad Company 2 makes it out before the end of the year.
7007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo Wars stats go bye bye. Oops. on: July 29, 2009, 07:59:47 PM
http://www.altplusf4.com/index.php/200907292199/Xbox-News/halo-wars-stats-wiped-in-xblive-glitch.html
7008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 28, 2009, 03:23:54 AM
Had no idea they had repair pads for tanks. Learn something new every day.
7009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! on: July 27, 2009, 09:35:02 PM
Wow, what is up with those bonuses? +2300? You get points for stopping someone's killstreak, too. I wonder what some of the other killstreaks are - that's a big grid of things to unlock.
7010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 27, 2009, 07:53:39 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 27, 2009, 07:37:58 PM

You can't throw the satchel charges, you kinda just toss them 1 ft in front of you.  In BC you can actually throw them up and over stuff.

looking at the win/loss ratios I think I'm playing too much with Teggy slywink

That's the one stat I have better than you! You should be begging to play with my BF1943 winning self.
7011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 27, 2009, 07:26:12 PM
Gaze upon my ineptitude!

7012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 27, 2009, 05:55:34 PM
7013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell and Red Steel 2 delayed on: July 27, 2009, 05:32:16 PM
So what is coming out this holiday season? Guess it's going to be a lot of MW2.
7014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: July 26, 2009, 06:47:01 PM
Having quite a lot of fun with this - in the middle of liberating the Badlands right now. I found one really strange glitch. I was carrying out a hostage rescue in Dust and grabbed an EDF APC to get out of there. I hit something and suddenly the vehicle started bouncing all over the place. Sort of like the GTAIV swing set glitch if you've ever seen that, but not as strong, and also the vehicle kept bouncing when it hit the ground. It took quite a while before I actually had control of the car again. It happened to me a couple of times (I wound up failing because of it and had to retry) so it must have been a specific part of a building or crate that I was hitting.
7015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Americans really aren't all that weird on: July 23, 2009, 09:29:05 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/magazine/26FOB-2DLove-t.html

Quote
Nisan didn’t mean to fall in love with Nemutan. Their first encounter — at a comic-book convention that Nisan’s gaming friends dragged him to in Tokyo — was serendipitous. Nisan was wandering aimlessly around the crowded exhibition hall when he suddenly found himself staring into Nemutan’s bright blue eyes. In the beginning, they were just friends. Then, when Nisan got his driver’s license a few months later, he invited Nemutan for a ride around town in his beat-up Toyota. They went to a beach, not far from the home he shares with his parents in a suburb of Tokyo. It was the first of many road trips they would take together. As they got to know each other, they traveled hundreds of miles west — to Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, sleeping in his car or crashing on friends’ couches to save money. They took touristy pictures under cherry trees, frolicked like children on merry-go-rounds and slurped noodles on street corners. Now, after three years together, they are virtually inseparable. “I’ve experienced so many amazing things because of her,” Nisan told me, rubbing Nemutan’s leg warmly. “She has really changed my life.”

Nemutan doesn’t really have a leg. She’s a stuffed pillowcase — a 2-D depiction of a character, Nemu, from an X-rated version of a PC video game called Da Capo, printed on synthetic fabric.
7016  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mark Buerhle pitches a Thursday afternoon perfect game on: July 23, 2009, 09:08:43 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=290723104&campaign=rss&source=MLBHeadlines

Talk about bad timing for the tv ratings.
7017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lost] Does it make sense? on: July 23, 2009, 08:27:52 PM
They have started to explain things and will have to explain a lot more in the upcoming season. You do find out why there are polar bears there (I think that was season 2) but the things that they hinted at about Walt have not really been touched on. They may have abandoned it entirely or they may eventually come back to it, but I have a feeling they will not.
7018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 23, 2009, 02:42:32 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 23, 2009, 02:24:53 AM



and i need 1 stamp(get 10 squad assists)<<no idea how to get this,i know its 10 in a game..not altogether


I was so annoyed because I got this stamp (teamplayer) and then the server we were on shut down and all the stats I had for the hour or so prior were lost, along with the stamp. I think the easiest way to do it is to have a squadmate who is good with the tank. Keep getting in the gunner seat and soften people up with the machine gun, but let the driver kill them. Or don't shoot at all and hope you don't get shot out. Jarrod was driving when I got it, so he might be a good choice smile
7019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sam Raimi to direct Warcraft movie? on: July 22, 2009, 04:32:12 PM
Imagine if he used the Harryhausen-esque stuff like in Army of Darkness? icon_lol
7020  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CoD: WaW Map Pack 3 on: July 21, 2009, 04:30:41 AM
Man, they're really cranking those things out.
7021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strategy games for people who don't like strategy games? on: July 21, 2009, 04:22:36 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 21, 2009, 03:19:51 AM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on July 21, 2009, 02:08:14 AM

try Future Tactics for PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/PC - see my write up here.



I found this last year in the "crap box" at Best Buy and picked the PS2 version up for all of 5 buckazoids. It was quite enjoyable.  icon_cool

Interesting - the XBOX version is apparently BC and has 720p support.
7022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: July 20, 2009, 08:47:48 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 20, 2009, 08:34:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 20, 2009, 08:32:13 PM

I have enjoyed the Resident Evil movies, especially the first one. Alien 3 as well. Maybe love is a little strong, though.

I LOVE the Resident Evil movies...every single on of them... As for Aliens 3?? Why the hate for that? That should be reserved for Alien 4, which was a blight on the series...gods I hated the last 2 thirds of that movie...

A lot of people didn't like Alien 3 because they kill off Hicks and Newt before the movie has even really started, and it was a big change from Aliens. There are also a lot of interesting Alien 3 scripts out there that people wanted to see. Me, I like David Fincher and I like the movie for what it is. Alien Resurrection is an abomination. I was so excited when it came out and it was such a letdown.
7023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I did it on: July 20, 2009, 08:37:47 PM
The only thing that annoyed me about getting 120 stars (well, not the only thing, considering I had to complete Luigi's Purple Coins) was that I had to beat Bowser again to unlock Luigi.
7024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: July 20, 2009, 08:32:13 PM
I have enjoyed the Resident Evil movies, especially the first one. Alien 3 as well. Maybe love is a little strong, though.
7025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Strategy games for people who don't like strategy games? on: July 20, 2009, 08:15:19 PM
I started playing Valkyria Chronicles this weekend and I have to say I am getting hooked. I have tried to play some strategy games in the past like Final Fantasy Tactics or Advance Wars, and I have never been able to get into them. I didn't like the restrictions of having to move square to square, and especially not the RPS-style gameplay of Advance Wars. Valkyria Chronicles reminds me a little bit of the style of play of Combat Mission, where you are free to move where you want and fire on who you want, but are affected by terrain, cover, line of sight, angle of attack, character morale, etc. Of course that's where the similarities end.

Anyone have suggestions for similar kinds of games? I have always heard good things about Jagged Alliance, but the reviews for Jagged Alliance DS have been awful.

7026  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: SO...BF 1943 (360) on: July 19, 2009, 08:15:53 PM
I can be on then. I want to play a little Valkyria Chronicles first but I will join.
7027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 17, 2009, 10:48:03 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on July 17, 2009, 09:36:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 17, 2009, 07:44:41 PM

Don't ask don't tell  icon_twisted

Winnar!

Teg-

I have no idea unless capturing flags means faster ranking? More than likely it's a glitch of some kind.

Edit: if I'm recalling my military insignias correctly, I think they've mis labeled master seargent because that's what the image is.

ah, they had the exact same problem with Bad Company (web showing the wrong rank or wrong picture)
7028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 17, 2009, 07:37:31 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on July 17, 2009, 05:58:22 PM

Hark-

You have cemented your standing as greatest human being ever. Thanks for that stat link I've been dying to know.


Mine:


Total Score:  11684

Games Played 37
Losses 9 Wins 28
Accuracy 34%
Kills 393 Deaths 304
Time Played 8.82 hours
In-Game Rank Major General 
K/D Ratio  1.29 
Score Per Minute 26.977

I wonder if that ap calculates accuracy across all weapons or just soldier weapons. My guess is the former, but I'm not sure.

How are you a major general with only 11K points? I have 15K points and I am only the rank with the single bar (looks like lieutenant but is not).
7029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Live Dashboard features on: July 17, 2009, 03:50:58 PM
I was most interested in the Facebook stuff, but they already said that posting screenshots from games wasn't going to appear until NEXT year's Tiger Woods, so I knew it was going to be a long wait.

The party stuff is welcome, and while I am not a true achievement whore, I still find them fun and am interested in those new features.
7030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 17, 2009, 01:23:01 PM
Hey, I almost have a positive k/d ratio  icon_lol
7031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 17, 2009, 01:11:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 17, 2009, 11:19:08 AM

Kills on Xbox 360


Total Score: 61172

General Stats
Losses    75    Wins    106
Accuracy    37%    Games Played    181
Kills    2455    Deaths    1150
Time Played    41.6 hours    In-Game Rank    
K/D Ratio    2.13    Score Per Minute    22.105


How did you get that? Stats are still unavailable when I go to the site.
7032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [backlog] Oops, I did it again on: July 16, 2009, 06:40:22 PM

Quote from: Ridah on July 15, 2009, 09:42:14 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 15, 2009, 11:38:27 AM

Quote from: Ridah on July 15, 2009, 05:24:32 AM

You have a strange backlog...

In what sense?

Primal and Mark of Kri were released over 5 years ago!

Sometimes you miss a game here or there smile
7033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MAG pushed to 2010 on: July 15, 2009, 08:33:13 PM
More games slipping past the holiday season....

http://kotaku.com/5315324/mag-reloading-for-release-in-2010
7034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [backlog] Oops, I did it again on: July 15, 2009, 11:38:27 AM

Quote from: Ridah on July 15, 2009, 05:24:32 AM

You have a strange backlog...

In what sense?
7035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 14, 2009, 09:23:12 PM
People on the boards are complaining that people are sitting in the deck guns and blowing up the airplanes before people can get into them. Although I don't know if that is just Coral Sea or all maps.
7036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 14, 2009, 08:24:35 PM
Well I should finally get those dogfighting stamps, at least.
7037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 14, 2009, 06:11:00 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 14, 2009, 05:39:40 PM

Played a bit this morning and wow is the game frustrating when not playing with decent teammates.  So much better when you can tell people what's going on where and they can tell you too.

This is really why I traded away Bad Company after things started to die down. The game is nowhere near as fun if you are not playing with friends. You can be more of a lone wolf in Call of Duty, but even that I will get tired of if not playing with others.
7038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [backlog] Oops, I did it again on: July 14, 2009, 05:00:34 PM
I was doing a good job restricting myself to one or two games at a time, eating at the backlog, but I have fallen off the wagon once again. I had a lot of Goozex points sitting around so I activated a whole bunch of games and I now have sitting unplayed:

Mass Effect
Valkyria Chronicles
Chronicles of Riddick 360
The Darkness
Red Faction Guerrilla
Shadow Hearts Covenant
Mark of Kri
Primal
Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts
and more...

Not to mention I still have to finish off Lost Odyssey, Shadow Hearts, Banjo-Tooie and Resistance Retribution (and Final Fantasy XII, etc.)

Oops. The good thing is that, with the exception of Banjo-Tooie and FFXII, I didn't pay a cent for any of those.
7039  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince impression on: July 14, 2009, 04:42:24 PM
I had read a little while back that they had made changes to the ending that I wasn't too happy about, but I don't know if it was true. On the other hand, they cut out tons of things from Order of the Phoenix and I really enjoyed that movie. You have to go in assuming it will be different and just enjoy it for what it is. My wife is taking off for a week, so I unfortunately won't be able to check it out until at least the following weekend.
7040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How I Finally Beat my Credit Card Debt on: July 14, 2009, 04:29:52 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on July 14, 2009, 03:58:57 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 14, 2009, 03:27:54 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 14, 2009, 12:17:17 PM

I buy stuff only when I have the cash for it.  That's how I beat credit card debt.

Since most credit card debt and most bankrupcies in the US are from medical bills I find your statement really lame.

"Oh! I broke my leg.  Well I can't afford to pay cash right now so I will just ignore it!" 

or in my case "Your newborn son is in critical condition!" "Oh could you tell me how much that will end up costing so I can see if I have enough cash?"

LOL



most does not equal all......there is still a large number of people who run up debt without having medical causes....

Are there stats on credit card balances coming mostly from medical expenses? My Google searches aren't finding that. Everyone I know and have come into contact with that has had CC trouble got there due to bad decisions (myself included). I follow a lot of personal finance blogs and the same is true for every one. I'm not saying this is not true, but I'm curious where the stat came from.
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