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7561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what was your best Black Friday purchase? on: November 29, 2008, 02:29:37 PM
Picked up Heavenly Sword, God of War PSP and Okami Wii for $20 each, all online.
7562  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 29, 2008, 01:16:36 AM
I am away until Sunday as well but will likely be on then.
7563  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 27, 2008, 05:48:56 AM
Another thing people are doing is getting on the roof on Castle. I guess it is not technically a glitch, though, as you can shoot them if you see them.
7564  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When the Wolf Howls in the Moonlight, That Means It's GOAT Time! on: November 26, 2008, 08:34:10 PM
I tend not to buy games on release, so it is rare that I play a game that is too awful. Of the games I played, I'd have to go with Too Human. Very repetitive and some of the worst boss battles ever in a game.
7565  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on: November 26, 2008, 08:23:15 PM
Make sure to give Harkonis negative rep for cheating.
7566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm rich! on: November 26, 2008, 07:26:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 26, 2008, 05:44:32 PM

at first read I thought the title said 'I'm right' and I was going to come in and say 'no you're not'.

Well, I'm not rich either.
7567  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 - Exceedingly Late to the Party on: November 26, 2008, 05:27:34 PM

Quote from: Qantaga on November 26, 2008, 05:15:48 PM

Wow, awesome. Thanks for the link BrianE and the replies everyone:
           
I do have a newb question about this, though:
 

Quote from: wonderpug on November 26, 2008, 04:39:06 PM

monoprice.com is the place to go.  Just buy a regular HDMI cable for $5.  If you need to run separate audio cables, either shave off a little plastic from your existing A/V plug to make room for the HDMI cable, or buy a $3 extender thing from ebay.  Don't let Microsoft bully you into a $40+ purchase just to get around their stupidly placed ports.
   
I see the HDMI input on the Xbox 360. Once I get the cable from monoprice, will the HDMI provide sound to the TV (I'm not sure exactly what you meant by separate audio) or will I only have sound if I get the extender or shave the plastic? Thanks.

Correct, HDMI carries audio and video. You would only need separate audio cables if you were sending the audio to a separate receiver or something.
7568  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 26, 2008, 04:47:25 PM
"Hark. Hark. Hark. Hark."
7569  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm rich! on: November 26, 2008, 04:23:37 PM
Quote
COLE EDWARDS & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM
===============================
I wish to notify you that late Sheikh Ali Al-Fayadh has bequeathed to you,
$7, 100 000 to you in his WILL.
Please reply to: ******@live.com If i get this mail s i am
hopeful, Please click the link below for more on the death of my late client.
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Regards,
The Rt. Hon the Lord Cole Edwards Esq

I really want to meet the person that falls for this. OK, maybe I don't.
7570  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 26, 2008, 02:35:13 PM
hold on just a minute now. this thread is about manly war, not pie. Even fabulous pie.
7571  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 Expansion? on: November 25, 2008, 09:55:52 PM
They changed the name?
7572  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ps3 trophies - am I missing something? on: November 25, 2008, 09:22:26 PM
I saw those ps3 cards and was amazed that you had to manually put in what game you are playing and what trophies you've earned. Anyway, I am teggygah, same as on Live.
7573  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ps3 trophies - am I missing something? on: November 25, 2008, 08:47:12 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 25, 2008, 08:44:51 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 25, 2008, 08:40:40 PM

How are you supposed to compare e-peens if people just have to take your word for it?

If they are your friend they can see it on your profile in the XMB

Well then someone should be my friend so I can show them my 1 Uncharted trophy biggrin
7574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jury duty fail on: November 25, 2008, 08:46:15 PM

Quote from: mytocles on November 25, 2008, 08:28:54 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 25, 2008, 04:38:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 25, 2008, 04:33:33 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 25, 2008, 04:10:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 25, 2008, 03:03:48 PM

So, I drive an hour in traffic and rain to get to the courthouse, only to be told that my jury duty had been canceled. Couldn't they have, you know, mailed me? Or emailed me since I confirmed online? Not only that, I don't get a credit for service for this, so they can call me again whenever they want.

They always tell me to call after 6pm the night before to find out if I still have to come in.  You're supposed to check with them before going, not the other way around. frown

yeah, you work for the Man, the Man doesn't work for you.

Pretty sure Massachusetts doesn't tell you to do that. The best part was that there was some note on the record that said that mail had been returned or something - they how did they get me the first notice? Nothing is wrong with my mail. On the bright side, 1) I was able to sneak in 2 rank upgrades in COD5 and 2) I am assured to be home to accept the delivery of my ps3.

This is old info, so it may not pertain anymore, but in Massachusetts, they used to give you a number to call the night before to see if you were still needed - AND the call-in qualified as your jury duty (though they may have changed that, dunno.)  Be sure to save the info/ letter/ whatever, and state it on your next summons.  I'm thinking you should probably not use the intarwebs for this... ?

But the real point is - OMG, Teggy, you are from Massachusetts?  I  don't think I knew that, lol - I'm from Western MA, Amherst to be precise.  GO New England!   icon_razz

Not technically _from_ but a Masshole for 10 years now. Boston area.
7575  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ps3 trophies - am I missing something? on: November 25, 2008, 08:40:40 PM
How are you supposed to compare e-peens if people just have to take your word for it?
7576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ps3 trophies - am I missing something? on: November 25, 2008, 08:01:31 PM
You can't view your trophies online?
7577  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial PS3 Network Name REQUEST THREAD on: November 25, 2008, 07:34:22 PM
TeggyGah on PSN as well now.
7578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 25, 2008, 05:25:14 PM
So a bunch of us that played last night tried out some rounds of War. There were mixed opinions about it. The negatives thought that it was too much of a pain to concentrate on capturing objectives and simultaneously fighting off enemies, and it was bad for the k/d ratio. Personally, I thought it was a lot of fun, partly because my k/d sucks and always likely will (my COD4 ratio was about .77 at best and I'm currently at .59 in COD5). First of all, it's played on the big maps where I often wind up having to roam around looking for someone to kill. In War, you pretty much know everyone is heading for the flag, so you can be continuously in action. Second of all, you can play with 9 people on a team.

Oh yeah, and there is some weird stuff on the leaderboards - the person with top kills per minute has 2998 kills and 1 death, yet has only played for 18 seconds.
7579  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which PS3 game (that I own) should I play first on: November 25, 2008, 05:19:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 25, 2008, 05:08:41 PM

heh, I'm at work!

I have a day job. frown

I do too...but you read the jury duty thread - I'm working from home today.
7580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jury duty fail on: November 25, 2008, 05:05:59 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on November 25, 2008, 05:00:24 PM

I met my ex-girlfriend while reporting for jury duty. That's all I remember about that day. So many memories...

Did the two of you get cited for contempt of court?  unibrow
7581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which PS3 game (that I own) should I play first on: November 25, 2008, 04:55:18 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 25, 2008, 04:51:54 PM

You should play CoD:WaW on the 360 first. smile

I was just on, where were you? slywink I'm sure I will spend most of my time on the 360. Not like anyone is playing MP on the PS3 anyway. But I need to turn the thing on at least and look at the pretty graphics.
7582  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does USPS ever give up? on: November 25, 2008, 04:49:53 PM
So, this finally arrived back in my mailbox today after 7 delivery attempts and nearly two full months bouncing around. Wow.
7583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which PS3 game (that I own) should I play first on: November 25, 2008, 04:44:35 PM
 biggrin Well, I am torn. Certainly, I am a huge Ratchet fan. However, I just played Banjo Kazooie and I'm currently playing COD5, a platformer and a shooter. So based on vote and prevention of genre burnout, Uncharted seems most likely.
7584  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jury duty fail on: November 25, 2008, 04:38:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 25, 2008, 04:33:33 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 25, 2008, 04:10:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 25, 2008, 03:03:48 PM

So, I drive an hour in traffic and rain to get to the courthouse, only to be told that my jury duty had been canceled. Couldn't they have, you know, mailed me? Or emailed me since I confirmed online? Not only that, I don't get a credit for service for this, so they can call me again whenever they want.

They always tell me to call after 6pm the night before to find out if I still have to come in.  You're supposed to check with them before going, not the other way around. frown

yeah, you work for the Man, the Man doesn't work for you.

Pretty sure Massachusetts doesn't tell you to do that. The best part was that there was some note on the record that said that mail had been returned or something - they how did they get me the first notice? Nothing is wrong with my mail. On the bright side, 1) I was able to sneak in 2 rank upgrades in COD5 and 2) I am assured to be home to accept the delivery of my ps3.
7585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jury duty fail on: November 25, 2008, 03:03:48 PM
So, I drive an hour in traffic and rain to get to the courthouse, only to be told that my jury duty had been canceled. Couldn't they have, you know, mailed me? Or emailed me since I confirmed online? Not only that, I don't get a credit for service for this, so they can call me again whenever they want.
7586  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 12 on: November 25, 2008, 03:58:46 AM
So I go into tonight's fantasy game down 14 with Rodgers. He scores 14 in the first quarter. Then proceeds to throw 2 straight interceptions at the start of the second half. Now I am back down 3.
7587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which PS3 game (that I own) should I play first on: November 25, 2008, 03:33:30 AM
Looks like the new PS3 is showing up tomorrow. I've got 3 games. How should I break it in?
7588  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar Movies: Favorite to Least Favorite on: November 24, 2008, 10:04:50 PM
Top 4 are hard for me, but I gave weight to the ones that have been around a while. I suppose over time they could change (I found Wall E to be really charming, but it's too recent).

1. Bugs Life
2. Toy Story 2
3. The Incredibles
4. Wall E
5. Toy Story
6. Ratatouille (may even be tied for 3rd)
7. Finding Nemo
8. Monsters Inc
9. Cars

Iron Giant is great. My all time favorite animated movie of any kind is probably Nightmare Before Xmas.

Edit: wow, can't believe the Bugs Life hate. I think it has the best balance of adult/kids content. Lots of clever stuff in it.
7589  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War 2 Impressions on: November 24, 2008, 09:55:49 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 24, 2008, 09:54:12 PM

Quote from: shaggydoug on November 24, 2008, 09:08:30 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 24, 2008, 05:52:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 24, 2008, 05:43:25 PM

So they altered the shotgun and put in stopping power. Great, but they also added sticky grenades, and seemed to botch what happens when you charge with a chainsaw.

You hit it right on the head Teg.  The grenades are counterproductive to their original intent.  Grenade tags are harder. FTW!  Now we can tag walls. FTL!

That could be mediated- like a person can have only one grenade tagged to a wall at a time.

Or, I guess, we can adopt to the new techniques and be more cautious?  Not sure I care enough.

I believe there is a limit of 2 per person.   At least the other night when I was playing horde, one of my teammates tried to plant a 3rd.  When it happened, the 2 previous ones blew up in my face.  And yes, I did get damaged by it.

- shaggy

My first question would be: how close in proximity were you to your other planted nades? It's possible that you tripped one while setting the other (yes it's possible).  It's possible that someone came into range on it too...

I've seen guys plant upwards of six nades on a  map.

Also, the fact that they stay in place after the guy is killed is lame.  They should disappear a la the claymores in COD4.

I have also heard that there is a limit of 2 tags per person.
7590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 DLC: The Lost and The Damned on: November 24, 2008, 09:42:28 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on November 20, 2008, 05:11:55 PM

Unrelated to the topic but my brain just cramped up from seeing back to back posts from Kathode and Kadnod.   paranoid


Didn't he used to be "Kadoth Nodens"?
7591  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Amazon votes 2008 on: November 24, 2008, 06:24:58 PM
The new Amazon votes is up. If you are aiming for a cheap PS3, I recommend voting on the "family" bundle, as that one is leading right now by a wide margin.
7592  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 24, 2008, 06:00:57 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 24, 2008, 05:56:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 24, 2008, 05:54:29 PM

Switching gears for a moment - I thought it was interesting that there was no tutorial level in the SP. What difficulty level are people playing at? I forgot that, after my experience with COD4, I was planning on playing the next COD on normal, and I started the game up on hardened. The first section was really hard for a first level and I'm thinking I'm going to get my butt kicked if I try to keep going.

Much like CoD4, I found the SP to be boring and frustrating from a gameplay standpoint so I just played through coop on regular and single on easy just to unlock nazi zombies.

Veteran is so hard and frustrating that it's more like a puzzle game than a shooter to me.

I did one act in COD2 on veteran and that was enough to never try it again. There were times I just crawled around trying to find paths to the next checkpoint.

How does the co-op work? How long is it? Can you join randoms like in Gears?
7593  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 24, 2008, 05:54:29 PM
Switching gears for a moment - I thought it was interesting that there was no tutorial level in the SP. What difficulty level are people playing at? I forgot that, after my experience with COD4, I was planning on playing the next COD on normal, and I started the game up on hardened. The first section was really hard for a first level and I'm thinking I'm going to get my butt kicked if I try to keep going.
7594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 24, 2008, 05:45:14 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 24, 2008, 05:39:20 PM

Was auto aim on by default in COD4?

Yup.

Oh, and I guess the correct term is "aim assist".
7595  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War 2 Impressions on: November 24, 2008, 05:43:25 PM
I don't think that Epic thought at all about how their game would likely be played when they developed it. They have said many times that they didn't like the shotgun rolling from the first game and wanted it to be a tactical cover-based MP game. So they altered the shotgun and put in stopping power. Great, but they also added sticky grenades, and seemed to botch what happens when you charge with a chainsaw. If you play the game like Epic wanted you to, it would probably work great. But they seemed to fail to grasp the fact that a large part of the online community wants one thing, and one thing only, and that is to be at the top of the leaderboard, no matter the cost. They will find whatever exploit they can and use it, even if it makes the game a joke.

The perks system in COD4/5, while thought to be unrealistic by some, actually works to prevent this. If you want to sit in a room surrounded by mortars, I can see them with bomb squad. If you use juggernaut, I can use stopping power. If you use martyrdom...ok, I'm pretty much screwed there. Also, if you sit in a corner, you're not going to get any points and you'll never unlock any new guns.
7596  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 24, 2008, 05:28:45 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on November 24, 2008, 04:29:32 PM

Wait a minute.  There is auto aim?  Is that on by default?  I see no "lock on" when I aim.

It's on by default. Try and hide somewhere and just point your gun out so that someone runs across the crosshairs. You'll see the crosshairs drag along with the character model. Kind of hard to do that without getting killed, though. You should notice it at some point.
7597  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 24, 2008, 04:06:02 PM
Regarding the aiming, I think that you really have to get good at taking advantage of the auto aim (I am not). If your reticule is on a bad guy, the auto aim should lock on to him and then basically hitting left trigger and right trigger in close order should nail him. I've been able to pull this off better in the SP.

One switch they made in this game I don't like is the order in which you get attachments.  In COD4, 25 kills got you the red dot and you were good to go. Here, you get the silencer at 25 and the aperture at 75. I will say, though, that the iron sights on the beginning rifles are a whole lot easier to use than say, an M16 in COD4. Both the Thompson and MP40 are really easy to use without the aperture.
7598  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 08:26:46 PM
So...is the lesson always vote down Dome?
7599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Florida Teen Live-Streams His Suicide Online on: November 21, 2008, 08:25:27 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 21, 2008, 07:12:38 PM

wasn't there either a movie about this kind of event, or a tv show about it?  i know they have had stories involving a murder posted live, but this just sounds like a plot for a law & order episode (if not, it probably will be)

There was an L&O SVU episode that was basically a play on lonelygirl15 where they fake a kidnapping but wind up going a bit too far with it. There was that recent movie with Diane Lane where the killer sets up websites that kill their victim faster when more people visit.

This can't be the first time this has happened though?
7600  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 07:20:16 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 21, 2008, 06:52:17 PM

For reference, here's my profile.  Anyone on callofduty.com, feel free to add me as a friend.

http://www.callofduty.com/profile/1381541/stats#/s=battlecareer

Some of the stats are pretty wonky though, especially the weapon specific things.  

I do like the ability to check where on a map you died though.  This helps figure out high traffic areas that you should be able to shoot at, but not visit yourself slywink

They really took Halo 3's heatmaps to the next level - you can see where people died for any given minute during the match.
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