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7601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here comes the snow on: December 19, 2008, 10:27:42 PM
Been coming down very steadily since around 2:30 or so. Trying to decide when I want to do out and do some shoveling. Doing it in the dark sucks but better than digging out all at once.
7602  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 19, 2008, 09:46:43 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 19, 2008, 09:15:50 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 19, 2008, 08:31:49 PM

I think I have definitely discovered why my k/d was higher in CoD4 - hardcore vs. standard. Was playing standard CoD4 today and noticed how often my team was able to have some semblance of a front against the enemy. Playing regular, you always know when your teammates are around you, and more often know where the enemy is, even if only by them showing up on the radar due to noise. In standard I can at least keep myself near even or better, while in hardcore I can wind up having those awful 1-12 type rounds because I'll just keep walking into the wrong place.

this isn't a matter of hardcore vs standard though, it's a matter of CoD4 spawns and CoD:WaW spawns.

CoD4 has team based spawn points that move with the team providing the ebb and flow of battle along with a front that occasionally flips.

CoD:WaW has random spawns that vaguely throw you possibly on the side that your team is but more often than not are completely random and spawn friendly and enemies in the same spawn cluster at the same time.

Even with that difference, my k/d is much much higher in WaW than CoD4, not sure why though.

Well, that's not very realistic. Pretty sure when you die in battle you don't respawn behind enemy lines.
7603  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 19, 2008, 08:31:49 PM
I think I have definitely discovered why my k/d was higher in CoD4 - hardcore vs. standard. Was playing standard CoD4 today and noticed how often my team was able to have some semblance of a front against the enemy. Playing regular, you always know when your teammates are around you, and more often know where the enemy is, even if only by them showing up on the radar due to noise. In standard I can at least keep myself near even or better, while in hardcore I can wind up having those awful 1-12 type rounds because I'll just keep walking into the wrong place.
7604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Here comes the snow...there goes the snow on: December 19, 2008, 03:43:08 PM
Massachusetts about to get hit with the first serious snowfall of the season. On the plus side, this allows me to go home from work early. On the negative side, I'm not really big on spending my friday afternoons shoveling.
7605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on: December 18, 2008, 10:38:33 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 18, 2008, 10:28:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 18, 2008, 06:33:58 PM

pfft, I'm not paying someone else to play a game.  ninja

Aww, why not?

Ask Pete to pay it forward.
7606  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Does Caroline Kennedy want to be president? on: December 18, 2008, 10:29:45 PM
This whole Caroline Kennedy story is very interesting - it has to be very intriguing to the Democrats. Say she takes the Senate seat and stays in public office for the next 8 years. She could get experience, foreign policy chops, etc. When the 2016 election rolls around I believe she'll be 59, and a viable presidential candidate. You'd have to think she could generate a lot of excitement among women and the large group of people who love the Kennedys. I don't know if she has it in mind at all, but someone must be thinking this. The only thing I wonder is if Obama goes 2 terms, is Biden basically given the nomination?
7607  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 18, 2008, 08:59:27 PM
I'll be off Live for close to 2 weeks. I actually think it will be kind of good for me as CoD has been getting me kind of riled up. Although I will have my PSP (will probably leave the DS behind) and apparently the nieces and nephew will be getting a Wii for Christmas during our trip.
7608  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 18, 2008, 05:22:39 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 18, 2008, 05:13:40 PM

I actually played a game on Castle in FFA where nobody glitched... saywhat

I played opposite Hark on Castle last night - he started out 5-0 or something and since no one had seen him, the guys on my team assumed he was glitching. I didn't think he would glitch, and it turned out he was just picking people off from the roof.

A guy on my team used a different glitch that allowed him to float about 20 feet off the ground in clear sight. It didn't seem all that useful.
7609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pain threshold (probably not good for your appetite) on: December 18, 2008, 02:40:23 PM

Quote from: Chaz on December 18, 2008, 01:23:42 PM

Arkon wins.  He's also apparently a walking disaster area, and we should all probably stay well away from him.

While I read that, I kept thinking, "oh yeah, he's a Terminator." I mean, the only thing missing was, "this one time, I was sitting in my car and it blew up. I went to the doctor and they pulled the gear shift out of my chest and gave me some stitches and put bandages on my burns."
7610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pain threshold (probably not good for your appetite) on: December 17, 2008, 10:21:09 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 17, 2008, 10:14:51 PM

crazy stuff          

 icon_eek That was not very fabulous.
7611  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pain threshold (probably not good for your appetite) on: December 17, 2008, 09:53:03 PM
I don't like pain. Pain bad. I have never broken a bone or been in any bad accidents or had any really bad medical ailments. So I probably have a very low threshold for pain. Probably the worst pain I can remember was kind of recently where I had a still unidentified pain in my side/back for most of a night while also being badly constipated. I would kind of alternate between sitting on the toilet and then curling up in a ball on the bathroom floor. Not really knowing what was going on probably added a fear element to it, which made the pain worse. But I didn't take anything other than advil for it and it probably didn't hurt anywhere near like the stories above. I definitely didn't have to pack gauze up my butt.

(and if you are wondering, I did go to the doctor afterwards and she didn't have an explanation other than maybe an air bubble in one of my muscles that resolved itself.)
7612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: December 17, 2008, 08:36:40 PM
I hadn't watched any of the episodes yet, so I deleted the whole season off my tivo. Maybe I will check it out during the summer, although these days I have felt more like playing games than watching tv, and I've got enough Law & Orders to keep me busy without needing new series smile
7613  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 17, 2008, 06:44:25 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 17, 2008, 06:30:21 PM

Quote from: msteelers on December 17, 2008, 06:22:32 PM

My time will be limited tonight, again. I'll probably only be on from about 5:00-6:30 est or so.

Apologies for looking to hop into your game with Teggy on Sunday and then logging off shortly after.  I was trying to get some game time in before my grandmother woke up and came downstairs but just as I was about to play in a game she came down for a cup of tea.  I couldn't bring myself to say, "Sit down and shut up, Nanny, I need to do some killin'." 

I also have Call-of-Duty-induced tourette's, and I worried about what might inadvertantly come out of my mouth while my grandmother was listening.   ninja

Isn't this the grandma who's into violence? Maybe she'd like to play too.
7614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Let's Play: Undying [thread in another forum] on: December 17, 2008, 05:43:51 PM
Yeah, pretty sure I'd poop my pants if I tried playing that game.
7615  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 17, 2008, 04:09:43 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 17, 2008, 03:02:44 PM

In order to kill them, wouldn't we first need to know who they are?

Well, I was mostly venting, since with 150K-200K people on, it didn't seem likely you would actually run into them. But if you must know, it was "ApaThyEulogy", "CrptoSMILEY", "DA 1300FINATER", "duowingtwo" and "lime disease yo". I don't remember the clan tag.

Something I noticed these guys would do a lot on maps like hangar, outskirts or castle is camp places that would allow them coverage of a large area of the map, so if someone came looking they'd probably wind up in someone's line of sight. But they didn't camp exclusively and were just really good at getting the drop on you. I was having particular trouble yesterday with my aiming. I'm not really sure why on some days I'll often bring my gun up at someone's feet or to their right and other days I'll be right on their head or chest.
7616  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 17, 2008, 02:59:17 PM
I had an awful session yesterday. I jumped into a hctd room that had 5 guys from a clan that were being jerks. After every match they'd go on about how it was too easy and that we should all leave their room. Being a principled sort, I stayed in anticipating the humbling experience they'd have when a group of randoms beat them. Except we kept losing, over and over and they kept jawing. Finally I left, my k/d down to .65. The all used second chance and kept healing each other, which made it doubly annoying.

So if you see those guys, kill them for me.

7617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War 2 Impressions on: December 15, 2008, 10:29:10 PM
I am writing from my phone so I'm not sure what that link showed, but I saw on Live that they released 3 new maps today for 800 pts.
7618  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 15, 2008, 07:03:46 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 15, 2008, 06:44:31 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 15, 2008, 05:04:42 PM

The stats seem to be all messed up - this one says that I went 7-8 yet had 4 recons, and arty and a dog call. It's also seems to stop well short of where I was playing yesterday, and all the times (in the date/time) are "undefined".

interesting, since that match I didn't get  credit for my 4 recon calls, 1 arty and dogs and you did.  You stole my credit!  bastard!

Oh, sorry about that, I'll get them right back to you. They're in the mail.
7619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Might Start a New Hobby: Lock Picking on: December 15, 2008, 05:32:14 PM
You know, it would be funny if I hypothetically had a group of 9 other guys, who were hypothetically going to Vegas to hypothetically pull off the biggest heist in history. So Pug, how are you at safe cracking?  ninja
7620  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 15, 2008, 05:04:42 PM
The stats seem to be all messed up - this one says that I went 7-8 yet had 4 recons, and arty and a dog call. It's also seems to stop well short of where I was playing yesterday, and all the times (in the date/time) are "undefined".
7621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shoe in for best video of the year? on: December 15, 2008, 04:56:27 PM
An interesting (although coincidental) detail - the second shoe catches the American flag.
7622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 15 on: December 15, 2008, 03:06:43 PM
The Cowboys finally figured out that you have to play for 4 quarters, not 3.
7623  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 13, 2008, 03:34:03 PM
So I'm on this morning playing HC team deathmatch and Dome comes up. This guy in the room says "hold down your triggers and press x and the background picture will change". I think to myself, "no one will fall for that, right?" In a matter of 2 seconds, you see...2, 3, 4, 5, vote passed. Idiots.
7624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston Red Sox...new logo? on: December 12, 2008, 09:42:57 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 12, 2008, 09:25:24 PM

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb/12/12/redsox.logo.ap/index.html

Gone is the B, replaced by the hanging pair of Red Sox???  I don't even like them, but what the deuce??!

I'm not sure why they are calling them "new". They've appeared on a lot of Red Sox stuff, like BP hats. They have also often mowed them into the field.

EDIT: I see, they are just saying the specific use of the socks alone (without words around it) as a logo is new. Basically they just unveiled some new road jerseys, one alternate which includes the socks on the cap. And they will use the socks alone as a logo more often.
7625  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 12, 2008, 09:39:12 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 12, 2008, 09:24:36 PM

What was the line about WWI soldiers using Metal Gear to lure troops out into the open?

I think it was Zanzibarian porn or something.
7626  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 12, 2008, 09:23:53 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 12, 2008, 09:17:14 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 12, 2008, 08:11:54 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 12, 2008, 07:59:44 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 12, 2008, 05:18:08 PM

You were behind the wall when I fired.  You moved right to left across my field and a name never popped.  I hesitated, then shot when your feet clipped through the wall.  Now that I think about it, it appeared that you were prone and I was firing too high.  I'll make sure to remedy that next time I try to TK you... nod

I watched that whole thing happen.  I'm not sure what is worse: your aim, or the fact that I got so much amusement watching you empty a whole clip at a friendly, AFTER I told you who was up there.

I'm still chuckling about that "pr0ner is prone" comment.

Ahh, so that was you!  Tongue

I think Pug was the one who said it.
7627  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 12, 2008, 08:11:54 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 12, 2008, 07:59:44 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 12, 2008, 05:18:08 PM

You were behind the wall when I fired.  You moved right to left across my field and a name never popped.  I hesitated, then shot when your feet clipped through the wall.  Now that I think about it, it appeared that you were prone and I was firing too high.  I'll make sure to remedy that next time I try to TK you... nod

I watched that whole thing happen.  I'm not sure what is worse: your aim, or the fact that I got so much amusement watching you empty a whole clip at a friendly, AFTER I told you who was up there.

I'm still chuckling about that "pr0ner is prone" comment.
7628  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 12, 2008, 06:14:05 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 12, 2008, 04:54:47 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 12, 2008, 04:49:07 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 12, 2008, 04:34:37 PM

Well I had my two best games ever last night, going 20+ kills and 6-7 deaths.  I Love me that MG42!!!

I spectated enough of your kills last night to come to the conclusion that you do best with weapons that require little to no aiming. slywink  Was it you or Hadron that shot an entire friendly fire MG clip at me on the second floor of Hangar and only nicked me once?

In any case, you may be interested in looking into using the Overkill perk to get a four rifle grenade loadout. smile 

Hehehe that was Hadron.  I can't aim for shit though, that's the truth.  This gun is heaven-sent!

Wait until you get the FG (assuming you don't already). I put steady aim and stopping power and and just shoot from the hip, dragging it across in a quick burst. It seems to almost magically lock on. It needs to be reloaded more often, but you feel more agile carrying it and it has better sights (and you can get a sniper scope for it, which is crazy).

Many have commented on my ability to miss a target. I should have a lot more TKs. I'll often turn a corner and come face to face with a teammate before I realize it and squeeze off a few rounds, and somehow miss them.
7629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: December 12, 2008, 03:46:49 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 12, 2008, 03:33:42 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 12, 2008, 03:01:40 PM


Pug is too modest. In an early round on Dome it was 6 on 1 for a while, Pug being the one. We only barely beat his team.

As I recall it, we lost that round by 60.  That was because pug is such a ninja that it took us almost a full minute to track him down after all his teammates bailed and that went on for about three minutes before more targets started to drop in.  Heck, there are 12 people listed on his team for that match.

Wow, you're right.
7630  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Gears of War Friday Nights Return on: December 12, 2008, 03:30:11 PM
How's that insane run going?
7631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: December 12, 2008, 03:28:45 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 12, 2008, 03:25:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 12, 2008, 03:01:40 PM

Didn't know you were in Mass - east, west or central?

Cambridge, you?

Ah, didn't know that. I am in Waltham.
7632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: December 12, 2008, 03:01:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 12, 2008, 02:47:55 PM

It's ugly today in Massachusetts and I was so so close to calling in sick.  Ah well.  I also want to take another stab at bringing down your Vega soon now that I've read up a bit more on my characters' moves.  I've only got two more weeks left of being able to blame the 360 controller for my ineptitude.

Last night in CoD was a lot of fun.  We had a full squad but with none of our usual ringers; it was like being in B-Company.  While we didn't have any of the runaway wins we often get with Hark and Hellspawn on the team, I think we did win more often than we lost.

Oh except for tank maps: we got some runaway wins there because we're such tank whores.  Those were great.

Didn't know you were in Mass - east, west or central?

Pug is too modest. In an early round on Dome it was 6 on 1 for a while, Pug being the one. We only barely beat his team.
7633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: December 12, 2008, 04:54:04 AM
FG42 + steady aim+ stopping power The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.

(double tap is fun too biggrin)
7634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS HOME - IT'S OUT! on: December 12, 2008, 04:48:53 AM
Tried it out for a little bit. The worst thing about trying to even get interested in it is that you have to stop and download every time you want to go to a new area. Want to go to the main plaza? Download 40MB. Oh, look, there is the mall off the plaza, I'll go there. Get to the door. Oh wait, you have to download 40MB before you go in...
7635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] 1 year, 10,000 Gamerscore - an adventure on: December 11, 2008, 01:34:47 AM

Quote from: Pharaoh on December 11, 2008, 01:20:07 AM

Almost 60k here!

Had it since launch, pretty much play everything that comes out....my game history is a wonderful reminder of life, experiences, and memories. I can track each game and remember why I hated/loved it, why I quit early, and all the little things around my life that marked when I had that one.

I think Prince of Persia will bump me to the big 6.0.

Wow, 202 games...do you primarily buy, rent or trade?
7636  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 10, 2008, 09:51:47 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on December 10, 2008, 09:31:18 PM

Something I noticed last night - when you die in hardcore, do any Betties you've planted stay in the game?  I always thought that as soon as you died all your Betties/Claymores disappeared.  Cause that one KJBRAVES guy that was sniping on Makin last night planted a bunch of Betties around his spot.  I snuck up and killed him, stood in that spot for awhile, then left and ran into a Betty of his that was still there, a good 20-30 seconds after he died. 

Yeah - I've never timed it exactly, but they do stay for 15 seconds or so.
7637  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 10, 2008, 09:02:14 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 10, 2008, 08:21:49 PM

Level 45

I would also like to publicly apologize to HellSpawn.  I TKed him at the start of a match to get to a tank.  It was a dick move and I feel bad about doing it.

Oh, funniest moment of the night last night was on Asylum when a bunch of us TK'ed a guy on our team (a random, not a GTer) who had martyrdom on in hardcore and then stood next to his dead body so he'd get kicked. I couldn't stop laughing. 
7638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] 1 year, 10,000 Gamerscore - an adventure on: December 10, 2008, 07:14:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 10, 2008, 07:11:48 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 10, 2008, 06:45:26 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 10, 2008, 06:37:28 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 10, 2008, 06:01:09 PM

The Orange Box - Zombie Chopper (25) and The One Free Bullet (40)
A bit of a philosophical argument here - does knowing about achievements change the game experience? . . .  I have never used a shotgun in Ravenholm.

Movies and older games have taught us that blasting zombies with shotguns is cool and/or fun.

In HL2 you're given a shotgun for the first time in zombie-infested Ravenholm with much fanfare.

You decided to forgo surefire fun with shotgun-zombie mayhem in order to get $25 Funny Money*.

Hey, chopping zombies in half with giant saw blades is FUN.

Yes it is, but didn't you have to babysit your sawblades at some points in the map, making sure you didn't shoot them out of reach or having to backtrack to rearm?  I just went nuts and had fun if there happened to be sawblades around and didn't worry about losing them, because I could always just break out my shotgun. slywink

Actually, the radiators work even better smile
7639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] 1 year, 10,000 Gamerscore - an adventure on: December 10, 2008, 06:45:26 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 10, 2008, 06:37:28 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 10, 2008, 06:01:09 PM

The Orange Box - Zombie Chopper (25) and The One Free Bullet (40)
A bit of a philosophical argument here - does knowing about achievements change the game experience? . . .  I have never used a shotgun in Ravenholm.

Movies and older games have taught us that blasting zombies with shotguns is cool and/or fun.

In HL2 you're given a shotgun for the first time in zombie-infested Ravenholm with much fanfare.

You decided to forgo surefire fun with shotgun-zombie mayhem in order to get $25 Funny Money*.

Hey, chopping zombies in half with giant saw blades is FUN.
7640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] 1 year, 10,000 Gamerscore - an adventure on: December 10, 2008, 06:44:45 PM

Quote from: kronovan on December 10, 2008, 06:41:19 PM

I don't got out of my way for achievements at all considering the recent trend in some games to have the majority of them be online focused; CoD:WaW and NHL 09 immediately come to mind.

With the exception of the co-op achievements, WaW doesn't have any online achievements. CoD4 had none. It's one of the things that kind of annoys me about those games because I have put in so much MP time. smile
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