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7241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Getting old sucks on: September 23, 2009, 04:01:58 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on September 23, 2009, 03:53:35 PM

I recently turned 36. I was fine being 35. Felt in top of the world. But that subtle increase in number has been disturbing me. I'm now regularly concerned with 'pushing 40'.

+1
7242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Most annoying song ever" game on: September 23, 2009, 04:00:00 PM
I think it was Z100 in New York that had a "Jukebox From Hell" segment back when I was in Jr. High or so. They would have people call in and suggest what they thought was the worst song ever, and if they agreed it would go in the Jukebox From Hell and not allowed to be played ever again on the station (after they played it once, of course).

I remember one of the worst offenders was "Playground in my Mind" which Ironrod should remember.
7243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: ODST Impressions? on: September 23, 2009, 03:24:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 23, 2009, 03:19:25 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 23, 2009, 12:59:11 PM

How do the radio logs appear? I don't want any spoilers as to location, but I thought I had covered the first level pretty well and I didn't come across one. I was wondering if I just didn't know what I was looking for or didn't press the right button or something.



There are visual clues (and audio too) that point you towards the logs.  The superintendent actually gives you hints towards them.  When you find one it will tell you to hit RB to download, so you'll know.

Nuts. I knew I had been hearing the superintendent talking at times and I even spotted a small speaker with a picture of the superintendent next to it, but I didn't hear what it said.
7244  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden 10 Online Franchise - Week 4 on: September 23, 2009, 02:48:02 PM
Is ForsakenPenguin on GT?
7245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: ODST Impressions? on: September 23, 2009, 12:59:11 PM
How do the radio logs appear? I don't want any spoilers as to location, but I thought I had covered the first level pretty well and I didn't come across one. I was wondering if I just didn't know what I was looking for or didn't press the right button or something.

Normal is definitely harder right off the bat than normal on Halo 3. As far as the visor goes, it's true that when you are indoors you need it, but outdoors you can wind up blinded by it and are required to turn it off, so I think it's a good balance.
7246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo ODST Firefight mode... on: September 22, 2009, 06:51:58 PM
I'll pick up my pre-order after work and play later.  But I got hooked on Infamous and I kind of want to play that too!
7247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo ODST Firefight mode... on: September 22, 2009, 05:58:11 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 22, 2009, 02:46:22 PM

Ow... 2 hours on Alpha Site normal.  Got to the last wave and died.  At least we got the score target for that map!

Jarrod, looks like you finished the campaign already. How long did it take?
7248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Videogame Quote - GO! on: September 21, 2009, 07:59:54 PM
SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKEEEEEEEEEE! - MGS slywink
7249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You just have to LOVE FOX news! on: September 21, 2009, 05:03:48 PM
I don't get the first picture. Were they asking people if they thought Lincoln was black?
7250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/21) on: September 21, 2009, 04:39:13 PM
ODST
7251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: KOTOR on Steam on: September 21, 2009, 03:39:54 PM
Ah, OK, I wonder if I just picked force leap at the time because I thought it sounded cool. smile
7252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: September 21, 2009, 01:59:48 PM
 icon_lol
7253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: September 21, 2009, 03:54:15 AM
As sad as I am to say it, Dallas deserved to lose that game. But getting 4 turnovers and only winning by 2 points? That was some bad, bad football.
7254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: KOTOR on Steam on: September 21, 2009, 01:37:27 AM
OK, let me ask you vets a few questions:

1. How smart are your Jedi teammates? I know that you can use the limited scripting system to have your Jedi characters use their force powers, but is there logic to it? When will they heal vs. attack? Should I be pausing a lot to make my Jedis do the right thing?

2. I've noticed that when you haven't used a character for a while, they will level up several levels automatically. So, is it not necessary to keep swapping out characters to keep them strong? It seems maybe the game allows you to choose your characters based on how you like to play (bring a droid and a scout if you like to sneak around and hack, for example) rather than because you need them at certain times.

3. When I played the game on XBOX (played the first two planets only) I noticed that the Jedi would go flying way across the screen when they saw a new enemy to attack. In this version they just run over there. Is that a change they made for the XBOX?

I also broke the game scripting a little bit
Spoiler for Hiden:
On Dantooine, I finished off the the "Hatfields and McCoys" quest, but when I later went to visit one of the estates, the owner came out and talked to me like nothing had happened yet. You'd think they would have prevented that from happening.
7255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo ODST Firefight mode... on: September 20, 2009, 11:07:35 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 20, 2009, 09:33:15 PM

Its my understanding that the game does not support campaign co-op. Only 4 player wave after wave co-op. Am I wrong?

You are wrong.
7256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo ODST Firefight mode... on: September 20, 2009, 03:02:11 AM
So do people want to try some firefight on Tuesday night?
7257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves revealed! on: September 19, 2009, 02:15:55 PM
There's a thread on GAF about some european magazine that broke their review system and gave it a 21 out of 20.
7258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo ODST Firefight mode... on: September 19, 2009, 02:12:49 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on September 19, 2009, 01:59:04 PM

My copy of this came from Newegg on Monday. Finished it Tuesday night.

It's... more Halo. The narrative is better than it was in Halo 2 or 3, and the game itself is a little better for it, but it's still relatively weak storytelling. The less powerful player characters make for some interesting changes in how you have to approach combat, but it's nothing drastic. It's still Halo.

I expect the real legs to be in the Firefight mode or co-op, but since most of the world doesn't have the game yet I've not gotten to try either one.

Newegg broke street date by more than a week? Aren't they going to get in deep trouble for that?
7259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/18/09 on: September 18, 2009, 11:26:44 PM
Working on Prototype. Might also keep going on KOTOR.
7260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: September 18, 2009, 09:23:44 PM
Is a combat shotgun commonly used to kill people, or is it more often used to breech a door?
7261  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Madden 10 (360) FS/FT on: September 18, 2009, 08:29:28 PM
Phew. I got scared when I saw this.
7262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: September 18, 2009, 06:20:49 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 18, 2009, 05:47:30 PM



Quote
Did you see dual wielding in action?
Yep, did some light SMG akimbo.  You lose the ability to fire down the sights, but you can throw a lot of lead downrange.   


That's interesting - I thought that when this was first announced they said it was only for pistols. Maybe I will be able to dual wield Skorpions.
7263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: September 18, 2009, 05:10:12 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 18, 2009, 05:03:51 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 16, 2009, 11:07:34 PM

Ron-

How big were the maps? Were they COD4 size or bigger like COD5? Or...<crosses fingers> big like battlefield?


i would like to know this also,i doubt they would be as big as BF(be great if it happened)...my guessing would be prolly the same size as COD4...but god i hope there are no maps like DOME in COD5

I like Dome. I like Vacant. The only small map I really don't like is Showdown. At least on Dome and Vacant you can go everywhere on the map. On Showdown you can't use the middle of the map unless you're interested in dying. (I've never played Killhouse or Shipment, but I think the point of those maps is to die a lot.)
7264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need some advice from the guys... on: September 18, 2009, 05:04:18 PM

Quote from: Arkon on September 18, 2009, 12:20:05 AM

Well, buying condoms sure is a strange experience.  I had to go up to the pharmacy counter at my super market and ask for them, then of course had to try and decide which ones to get... the only options were a few different types of Trojan brand...bought just a three pack to see how it goes.

Condomania.com is your friend.
7265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HL2- All Sounds Replaced with My Voice Mod on: September 18, 2009, 04:53:41 PM
That's pretty amusing, although really, watching the video is enough.
7266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jak & Daxter preview writeup on: September 17, 2009, 04:58:48 PM

Quote from: Kagath on September 17, 2009, 04:50:08 PM

I want to pick up a cheap copy of Daxter since that's the only one in the series I haven't played.

Do it, it's definitely worth playing. Better than Size Matters.
7267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Reviews on: September 17, 2009, 04:54:39 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 17, 2009, 01:49:28 PM

Beat it on Legendary as Pro-Reg, now to replay as Anti-Reg on Legendary

Admit it, you're really a closet achievement whore slywink
7268  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Extra 25% Trade in on Modern Warfare 2 on: September 17, 2009, 12:36:45 AM
Well, I figured I wasn't going to play COD4 or 5 again, so I packed up those, Halo 3 and Resistance 2 and traded in. I fully paid for ODST (so I can still play Halo 3 MP if I would like) and half paid for MW2 with the exchange. I generally don't like to use Gamestop, but this seemed like a good exception to make.
7269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: September 17, 2009, 12:22:24 AM
Well, they have riot shields that can hold up to a .50 cal and an Aliens-style heartbeat sensor, so maybe they used their own futuristic bomber.

Despite the venturing into unrealistic territory, I am really excited to play this.
7270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston Here I Come! on: September 16, 2009, 09:13:02 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 16, 2009, 08:06:34 PM


When you're in Harvard Square consider having lunch at Mr Bartley's Burger Cottage. The seating is elbow-to-elbow, there's always a wait, and the service is brusque, but once you see the menu you'll understand why it's been there for 40 years. 

For dinner, I like Grendel's Den. It's one of the less expensive places in the square, with a decent menu and beer selections. Lots of vegetarian choices to offset Mr Bartley's.  icon_lol

Oh, I love me some Bartley's. They have really good thick frappes too. If you are in Harvard Square and you like chocolate, you should also stop in Burdick's.
7271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Big Star Rules on: September 16, 2009, 04:31:45 PM
Children by the millions scream for Alex Chilton.
7272  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: September 16, 2009, 01:04:27 AM
I downloaded the free RoboCop and Army of Darkness soundboards, and I am entertained.
7273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Reviews on: September 15, 2009, 09:05:19 PM

Quote from: madpeon on September 15, 2009, 09:01:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 15, 2009, 08:19:16 PM

Quote from: madpeon on September 15, 2009, 08:07:42 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 15, 2009, 06:53:32 PM

Game's pretty fun, but I have 3 complaints

Experiences bona fide slowdown once on the first level, it was pretty drastic

Co-op games constantly pause and say 'Waiting on other player'.  The Live Party Chat also disconnects when this happens, so it's definitely some network issue.

Biggest problem is that if you download the Juggernaut pre-order character, you can't play with people who didn't get it.  This is complete bullshit.

In response to your 3rd complaint:

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/0ccf0002-0000-4000-8000-00004156082f

I think that's a video.

"Required to play with your friends in multiplayer if your friends have downloaded the Juggernaut playable character."

Same content is available on PSN.

Ah, sorry, missed that part.
7274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wet on: September 15, 2009, 09:02:51 PM
...and it's getting "so so" reviews.

I had a fun time with the demo. I think I will still plan on playing it at some point.
7275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Reviews on: September 15, 2009, 08:19:16 PM

Quote from: madpeon on September 15, 2009, 08:07:42 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 15, 2009, 06:53:32 PM

Game's pretty fun, but I have 3 complaints

Experiences bona fide slowdown once on the first level, it was pretty drastic

Co-op games constantly pause and say 'Waiting on other player'.  The Live Party Chat also disconnects when this happens, so it's definitely some network issue.

Biggest problem is that if you download the Juggernaut pre-order character, you can't play with people who didn't get it.  This is complete bullshit.

In response to your 3rd complaint:

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/0ccf0002-0000-4000-8000-00004156082f

I think that's a video.
7276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My poor doggie is sick - no bad ending at least... but still sick. :( on: September 15, 2009, 07:11:33 PM

Quote from: mytocles on September 15, 2009, 07:08:03 PM


Teggy, is that duck your pet?  Either way, they are both adorable!   icon_biggrin

You know, it's funny, after I took this picture I looked it and thought, "where did she get that duck?"  We buy her way too many toys. smile
7277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Has Fanboyism Died Out? on: September 15, 2009, 07:03:37 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 15, 2009, 06:57:21 PM

hell no it hasn't. it's everywhere still, maybe not as much as it was, but it's there. i don't really see it on this board, but man on gaf it's hilarious how stupid people are.

Yeah, I was going to say, you're just not reading the right boards.
7278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My poor doggie is sick - no bad ending at least... but still sick. :( on: September 15, 2009, 07:00:15 PM
Here is my pooch after her recent troubles relaxing on the new bed we got for her. She looooooooooves it.

7279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Glee on: September 15, 2009, 06:53:18 PM
ABC Family is kind of a strange channel as it is. The name implies that the shows are family friendly, although it's more like "shows you should watch with your family and then discuss afterwards". And then if you leave it on past 10pm they show the 700 Club, which always causes my wife to dive for the remote. Apparently that is something to do with CBN actually owning the channel and ABC doesn't really want anything to do with it.
7280  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Free to a good home... on: September 15, 2009, 05:07:03 PM
Well I have a whole bunch of old but good PC games that I have just sitting around if anyone is interested.

These are all jewelcase versions:
SMAC
Thief: The Dark Project
Hitman: Codename 47
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars: Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight 1: Jawa .5
No One Lives Forever 2
Myth: The Total Codex

I also have NOLF 1 + soundtrack in paper sleeves and some magazine discs that have Deus Ex: GOTY and Thief 2 on them - I have to check if they are both on the same disc or separate. I also have all of Rainbow Six 1 and 2 and expansions, but some of those are boxed and I also have the strategy guides, so I would want to consider what it would take to ship those. Same for Starcraft Battle Chest.
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