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7281  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.
7282  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.
7283  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
7284  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.
7285  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.
7286  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.
7287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Big Star Rules on: September 16, 2009, 04:31:45 PM
Children by the millions scream for Alex Chilton.
7288  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.
7289  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.
7290  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.
7291  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.
7292  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
7293  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.
7294  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.

7295  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.
7296  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.
7297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: September 15, 2009, 04:43:33 PM
Hey Owain, looks like you haven't gotten to 50 yet. How far did you go? I took a break a little while after starting on Insane. I'm hoping to go back, but it was a little weird not having the question marks on the map.
7298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo ODST Firefight mode... on: September 15, 2009, 04:36:29 PM
No use of Covenant weapons seems odd. I don't see why an ODST couldn't pick up a plasma pistol or most other Covenant weapons. Do they explain how they work around that story-wise?
7299  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [HBO]The Pacific on: September 15, 2009, 03:24:47 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 15, 2009, 02:34:20 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 15, 2009, 01:35:30 PM

  At this point, if HBO shat in a bucket and recorded that I think I'd watch it. smile

They did. It's called OZ.

OZ was awesome.
7300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Glee on: September 15, 2009, 01:23:41 PM

Quote from: Arkon on September 14, 2009, 09:16:15 PM

My wife and I have watched the first two episodes and while we think the show is funny, there is way too much sex/emphasis on sex for our tastes and will not be watching any further episodes. 

I'll tell you the show you should definitely stay away from then - The Secret Life of the American Teenager. This is Brenda Hampton's followup to Seventh Heaven. My wife religiously watches a lot of bad TV on the CW and ABC Family, and I wind up witnessing a lot of it. Seventh Heaven got positively absurd the last couple of seasons and spent enough time of its own focused on sex, but it appears the characters on Secret Life spend about 80% of the time talking about who they have had sex with, who they want to have sex with or whether they should or should not have sex.

The one show on ABC Family that I will say is pretty decent is Greek, and I will tend to pay attention to it if it is on.

As far as Glee goes, I didn't think the second episode was as good as the first.
7301  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: September 15, 2009, 02:05:29 AM
They scored too fast - this will be interesting.
7302  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: September 15, 2009, 02:04:51 AM
The kick returner did so many things wrong on that play - if he shouldn't be benched for not just getting the touchback, the fighting for extra yards should do it. What was he thinking?
7303  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: September 15, 2009, 01:58:44 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 15, 2009, 01:49:41 AM

There go the bills creating false hope again.

You know, I was about to say you were being unnecessarily pessimistic there.

EDIT: I assume they will review that. It was hard to see when the ball came out.
7304  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: September 15, 2009, 01:46:18 AM
The Pats were very likely just done in by that stupid pile-driving sack.
7305  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy 5 in the works on: September 15, 2009, 01:33:15 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2009, 01:28:06 AM

the script is taking shape, hopefully not a Jar Jar shaped one though...  1960's Indy... I wonder where they can go with that time period.

Indy in 'Nam. It's going to be a little more serious.
7306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: September 15, 2009, 12:52:35 AM
Did anyone just see the roughing the passer penalty that just got called on the Pats? That's just ridiculous.
7307  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama....what has he done that is so objectionable.... on: September 15, 2009, 12:36:14 AM
I think this is really good description of what is going on via Andrew Sullivan (libertarian, which I am not, btw).

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/09/dissent-of-the-day-3.html
7308  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion Pictures! [Serious 58k Warning] on: September 14, 2009, 07:25:22 PM
Heh, after all these years, I didn't know they managed to finally squeeze an extra 2k out of the phone lines.
7309  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Puppy! on: September 14, 2009, 04:12:01 PM
I'll be curious to hear how she grows up. I love our pure Golden to death, but I have heard that the poodle side really decreases the shedding. On the other hand, I've also heard they amp up the energy a bit. She's adorable, have fun!
7310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: KOTOR on Steam on: September 14, 2009, 04:53:03 AM
I haven't experienced that either (we're talking english language, right). I'm hoping to actually finish the game this time. I have left the first planet and am on the first quest. The farthest I have gotten is leaving the second planet.
7311  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Downscaling with a video card? on: September 13, 2009, 12:11:09 AM
I bought KOTOR on Steam and am using a hack to make it run widescreen. The game will apparently not run at a widescreen resolution less than 1440x900, but the highest resolution my laptop goes in 1280x800. The setup instruction for the widescreen fix says in my case to set the resolution at 1440x900 and then use video card downscaling to display the came correctly.

I don't see anything in the Nvidia control panel for scaling down, only how to handle things that are less than the current resolution.

Is this just something that is supposed to happen automatically? If it is, it's not working, because when I load up the game, it starts out ok, but when the game starts I see the screen shift and and the mouse gets offset from where I am clicking.

EDIT: well, there is somewhat of a workaround which involves setting the resolution of the game to 1288x805. I'd still like to know if the video card can scale the resolution down, though.
7312  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Free to a good home... on: September 12, 2009, 08:32:04 PM
Isn't this the basically the same as the "pay it forward freebies" thing? Didn't we have that on GT? Maybe it was OO.
7313  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: So what IS the debate between PC and Mac users? on: September 11, 2009, 11:17:31 PM

Quote from: walTer on September 11, 2009, 11:06:50 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 11, 2009, 11:03:37 PM

Quote from: walTer on September 11, 2009, 10:56:44 PM

Gah bootcamp...if ONLY I could get it to work on my laptop...it installs just fine but I cannot get the network to work- no wifi and no ethernet connection--there appear to be issues about that and sadly I have never gotten them to work...frown

Did you use the disc after you installed to add all the drivers? That's how my Macbook was until I used the install disk and now it works perfectly.

Pretty sure I did- it has been a few months- I know I tried probably 10 times- maybe some of the updates have helped- I really should try again-and by install disc, you mean the mac one right?

Yeah - after you install windows and boot up you put the Mac install disc in and it runs another install process for the drivers. Are you using XP or Vista?
7314  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: So what IS the debate between PC and Mac users? on: September 11, 2009, 11:03:37 PM

Quote from: walTer on September 11, 2009, 10:56:44 PM

Gah bootcamp...if ONLY I could get it to work on my laptop...it installs just fine but I cannot get the network to work- no wifi and no ethernet connection--there appear to be issues about that and sadly I have never gotten them to work...frown

Did you use the disc after you installed to add all the drivers? That's how my Macbook was until I used the install disk and now it works perfectly.
7315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: recommend me an "Awesome strategy game" on: September 11, 2009, 07:38:58 PM
Have you played any of the Combat Mission games? It is turn-based and very much centered on combat tactics. No resources or tech trees or anything. The smallest unit is a 3-man team and generally the battles are company-sized, sometimes battalion-sized.
7316  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Wii is no longer #1 by a long shot (NPD figures) on: September 11, 2009, 03:48:51 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 11, 2009, 03:45:59 PM

So, what about this then?

Quote
EA Sports' latest Madden was easily the best selling title for the month of August, racking up close to 2 million unit sales across its five SKUs. The Wii SKU, however, which EA put extra effort into redesigning with an all-new visual style and other Wii-specific features, only managed to sell 67K copies, The NPD Group has told IndustryGamers.

Makes you think I think - does this mean that people who own the Wii have other consoles of which to play Madden on? Or does this mean that people who only own the Wii aren't interested in games like Madden at all?

Maybe people didn't like the cartoony style. Madden is supposed to be a realistic football game.
7317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Wii is no longer #1 by a long shot (NPD figures) on: September 11, 2009, 03:47:42 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 11, 2009, 03:39:32 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 11, 2009, 03:37:06 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 11, 2009, 03:06:35 PM

I would love to play my PS3 more, but Live is so great I would feel left out if I bought a multi-platform title on PS3. There are good games on the PS3, but I always feel kind of "lonely" when I am using it, if you know what I mean.

That's because Live kicks the crap out of the PSN functionality.

While this is true, what does it matter with SP games, unless you favor one controller over another?  I found that Dead Space on the PS3 had much better sound than the 360 counterpart.  At least to my ears.  I actually find myself leaning towards the PS3 for more games now, as long as there's no MP component to worry about.  MW2 for example, would be a definite 360 purchase.

I have a couple of admittedly very stupid reasons why: 1) I'm not an achievement whore, but I do like achievements and I would rather build on my achievement total at this point than get trophies and 2) I like seeing what my friends (or "friends") are up to, and many more people play on the 360. Sometimes my friends want to pass a message or play an MP game, so that actually isn't that stupid.

I probably do like the 360 controller more at this point, even though I loved the DS2 at one time.  The resistance on the sticks just feels a lot better on the 360 controller, along with the heft. And I don't have a surround sound system set up in my gaming area.
7318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Wii is no longer #1 by a long shot (NPD figures) on: September 11, 2009, 03:15:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 11, 2009, 03:10:00 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 11, 2009, 02:41:27 PM

There's lots of other exclusives as well, White Knight, Demons soul, uncharted, God of War,  and so on...

White Knight and Demons Souls are maybes if they release a demo for them, but I wouldn't play God of War or Uncharted if they gave them to me for free; I'd trade them in for store credit and turn them into points for Rock Band  icon_biggrin

You have something against quality games?
7319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Wii is no longer #1 by a long shot (NPD figures) on: September 11, 2009, 03:06:35 PM
I would love to play my PS3 more, but Live is so great I would feel left out if I bought a multi-platform title on PS3. There are good games on the PS3, but I always feel kind of "lonely" when I am using it, if you know what I mean.
7320  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Athlete told to prove she's a woman on: September 11, 2009, 02:58:45 PM
She can just race in the hermaphrodite competitions, duh.
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