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8041  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Gold Box Video Game Deal Day on: May 21, 2008, 02:10:57 PM
Looks like they are all music games - the next one might be Rock Band ("Dude, we're getting the band back together" is the clue), then probably stuff like SingStar or Karaoke Revolution.
8042  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I Haven't Played COD4 in 7 Days. Longest Break Evar! on: May 21, 2008, 01:55:56 PM
I figure I've got another weekend until I have GTA IV SP done (I'm at 50 hours now) then I need to give COD4 some attention. We'll see how long it takes to shake the rust off.
8043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie 3 shots, Viva Pinata 2 coming on: May 21, 2008, 02:00:54 AM
Here's the quote, from here:

Quote
How far was the game through development before you came up with the idea of creating vehicles?
The idea of the vehicles came before it was a Banjo game. The whole core idea of the player building vehicles from components was from the very start and it wasn't very long before we thought this'd make a good Banjo game.

8044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie 3 shots, Viva Pinata 2 coming on: May 21, 2008, 01:35:05 AM
Word is that this was not a BK game originally, but an idea for constructing vehicles that they forced BK to.  That's too bad, because I've always wanted to play the original BK games (never had an N64) and thought this would give me a taste. The first time I saw the pics and videos I thought "Gummi Ship", and that is most definitely not a good thing.  I'll keep watching to see the reviews, but I'm not as excited anymore.
8045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 20, 2008, 09:36:48 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 20, 2008, 09:13:40 PM

with the negative buzz around the tunnel of death mission, i was almost certain to hit a road block with it like i did with snow job.  i got very lucky though and beat it first try.  the first cop car got in a bender with the noose vehicles and all of the other first responders went down the wrong tunnel so my center point didn't reset.  by the time more cops showed up on the map, i was able to escape the circle and duck down an alley.  i lost the heat after that and the rest of the mission went fine.

I actually accidentally blind-fired my RPG in that mission.  I didn't realize that I wasn't pulling the left trigger and let it go.  Luckily, the cop car was about 50 feet away so I didn't need to aim real well.  It was pretty funny to see Niko casually reaching around the side of the truck and squeezing off a rocket while looking the other way.
8046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 20, 2008, 03:54:54 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 20, 2008, 03:15:10 PM

Carmen's has *never* worked for me, inside or outside of missions.

Same for me, so I dumped her, because if it's not going to work during a mission, it's really useless, because outside of a mission, you can simply stop and get a hot dog, or if you are near a hospital, there is always free health somewhere on the grounds.  If there is some restriction on when and how many times you can use a perk, then that should be spelled out to you on screen, at least once!

I'm not going for 100%, simply because I don't have the patience to scour the city for pigeons, and if it's going to take a guide to make it go quicker, I hardly see the point. However, I am curious what affect the dating has on getting 100%.  Do you have to simply date all the girls?  Do you have to gain all the perks at least once? Do you have to buy one of every clothes item in the game?
8047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 19, 2008, 07:48:41 PM
I forgot about something interesting that I ran across yesterday.  If you are on the internet and you go to the LCPD page, there is a link to the LPCD database at the bottom. There's no spoilers I don't think, but a police record for every "badguy" character in the game, as well as a few who you wouldn't necessarily expect to find in there.
8048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Mario Galaxy impressions on: May 19, 2008, 06:56:59 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on May 19, 2008, 06:30:37 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 19, 2008, 06:02:46 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on May 19, 2008, 05:12:31 PM

I don't really have any incentive to get more stars.  I have 63.  Is there anything that I unlock if I get beyond that number besides bigger testicles?

Well, you miss the whole rest of the story! Even though you have already rescued Princess Peach and beaten Bowser, he somehow manages to capture her again and you are forced to beat him again. Yet it seems an awful lot like deja vu.  It's all very deep and nuanced.

Yeah, the fact that Toad's letter from Peach doesn't change one bit after you rescue Peach (namely, that she's still captured and sending 1-ups from her cell) struck me as odd.  Nintendo doesn't generally let such obvious and easily-addressed oddities through QA. 

I would guess they would suggest that at the point you beat Bowser for the first time, you are zapped back into some kind of alternate timeline where you have yet to beat Bowser and there's even more stuff to do.  But it would have made much more sense to just let you play the extra levels and trigger a minor cutscene and credits when you got to 120.  Having to go back and beat Bowser was kind of dumb.
8049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 19, 2008, 06:51:56 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 06:36:59 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 19, 2008, 06:32:07 PM

Quote from: olaf on May 19, 2008, 02:35:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 16, 2008, 02:45:26 PM

man, Kate doesn't put out.  what a cocktease!

Never?

Spoiler for Hiden:
never....EVER

Spoiler for Hiden:
From what I've read, all she does is get you a discount at Modo.  WHAT.EVER.  I have a shit ton of money.  I don't need your FUCKING discount.  biggrin

After the
Spoiler for Hiden:
funeral
I was 100% fondness with Kate.  I haven't taken her out since then, though.

Does anyone think its funny that all the girlfriends wear the same sneakers?  Well, at least Michelle, Kate and Kiki. I dumped Carmen a bit ago and don't remember what she wore and only went on one date with Alex and can't remember what she wore as well.  And why doesn't Roman or any other character change their clothes (except on certain missions)?
8050  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Simba] Paw injury question, perhaps JCAnejo can help... on: May 19, 2008, 06:12:38 PM
The one problem with Labs is that they are so darn happy all the time, they wind up getting themselves in these messes. Who cares about my paws, I'm having fun! smile  My sister-in-law's Lab got so happy swimming once that she sprained her tail.  No joke.  That was a rough recovery.
8051  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Mario Galaxy impressions on: May 19, 2008, 06:02:46 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on May 19, 2008, 05:12:31 PM

I don't really have any incentive to get more stars.  I have 63.  Is there anything that I unlock if I get beyond that number besides bigger testicles?

Well, you miss the whole rest of the story! Even though you have already rescued Princess Peach and beaten Bowser, he somehow manages to capture her again and you are forced to beat him again. Yet it seems an awful lot like deja vu.  It's all very deep and nuanced.
8052  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 19, 2008, 04:03:03 PM
Is that a euphemism? slywink
8053  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 19, 2008, 02:33:38 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on May 19, 2008, 02:07:48 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 19, 2008, 03:24:45 AM

If anyone is trying for the $500K achievement, I highly recommend doing Stevie's car requests.  You can pick up a lot of money that way. I'd already be at $500K if I hadn't wasted a bunch on medical care.  I still don't understand why your medical bills go up when you have more money. I have about $420K now and still 15 or 16 cars to get. With what I'll probably get from missions, it shouldn't be too long.

Spoiler for Hiden:
you get $250K when you beat the game

Oh, well that's just lame.
8054  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 19, 2008, 03:24:45 AM
Wow, I just played through a short sequence of great missions.

Spoiler for Hiden:
First, the choice to snipe either Francis or the other brother - I chose to kill Francis, because I felt that's what Niko would do. We'll see if that has any repercussions down the road. Then the awesome funeral shootout and chase. Followed up by "I'll Take Her..." The way that the daughter's grabbing of the wheel affected the controls was a great touch.

If anyone is trying for the $500K achievement, I highly recommend doing Stevie's car requests.  You can pick up a lot of money that way. I'd already be at $500K if I hadn't wasted a bunch on medical care.  I still don't understand why your medical bills go up when you have more money. I have about $420K now and still 15 or 16 cars to get. With what I'll probably get from missions, it shouldn't be too long.

I've also noticed that my friends have caught on to my attempt to spend as little time as possible with them by always going for food. I've called up a few of them and they've complained that I'm trying to get them fat and asked me to call back later.

You know, I was also just thinking of something today.  Other than the mission that you have to use one, has anyone used the car washes?  I've never really gotten a car to sell that was dirty, so I'm not really clear what they are for.
8055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 17, 2008, 10:11:15 PM
I must say that Kiki's perk is a godsend.  This game would be a whole lot harder without it.  I have already dumped Carmen because her stupid perk never works, but Kiki allowed me to finish Tunnel of Death on the first try and breeze through the ends of a bunch of other missions.

The funny thing about Tunnel of Death:

Spoiler for Hiden:
You help Packie do all this damage and then after you finish off the dirty work, he hops into your car and ditches you there!
8056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Multi-Platform Juggle (Gaming Gluttony?) on: May 16, 2008, 05:16:56 PM
This is what backwards compatibility is great for.  I've retired my GameCube because I have a Wii.  I'm pretty near to retiring my XBox - I have a couple of games that aren't BC for the 360, and I've kind of decided if they weren't important enough for me to drop everything else and play them before, they're fine to get rid of. With multi-player and new fangled graphics and gameplay, there's enough benefit to play newer games to simply cut my losses on older ones. My plan is to get a PS3 this holiday season, and hopefully I'll be able to retire my PS2 then, depending on what Sony has up its sleeve with regards to BC. Again, not that I'm likely to be playing many PS2 games in the future. PSP and DS I tend to only play when I travel, which isn't too often, so I am getting rid of anything that hasn't clicked with me.  PC is a bit of a lost cause with me.  I have an older PC, but still have a box of games I'd like to play.  Those will probably just hang there a while, and I don't really consider the PC part of my backlog.

I guess the question you have to ask yourself is, will you have "regrets" for not playing some games.  Personally, I feel best if I have a couple of games that I haven't finished that I can go to, but don't have lots languishing around.  If I never get to play some games, so be it - at least the money hasn't gone to waste.
8057  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 16, 2008, 03:16:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 16, 2008, 03:13:44 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 16, 2008, 03:07:47 PM

That's the one where:

Spoiler for Hiden:
  You meet one of the McCreary brothers (Derrick?) in the park in Alderney and then have to follow a dealer back to his house.  Following him there was easy and fun (driving through yards, over fences, etc) and dispatching the baddies was no problem but I ended up trapped upstairs in the house by the police that showed up on the scene and was taken down in short order.  I've only tried it the one time though...

Spoiler for Hiden:
I didn't even end up having to go upstairs since the target was standing at the top of them and kept on popping up to shoot.  I was annoyed to see that my car I had left outside up and disappeared (again), so I just ran up to a police car pulling up and jumped in as they were jumping out and fled with my sirens blaring.

oh yeah, and I still haven't seen any sign of this 'Kiki'.... is she some sort of mythological beast?

Spoiler for Hiden:
She's "Lawchick"
8058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 16, 2008, 03:14:57 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 16, 2008, 03:07:47 PM

That's the one where:

Spoiler for Hiden:
  You meet one of the McCreary brothers (Derrick?) in the park in Alderney and then have to follow a dealer back to his house.  Following him there was easy and fun (driving through yards, over fences, etc) and dispatching the baddies was no problem but I ended up trapped upstairs in the house by the police that showed up on the scene and was taken down in short order.  I've only tried it the one time though...

Correct.

Spoiler for Hiden:
The very first time I made it to the house (the first time I pointed the car the wrong way in the Burger Shot and he lost me), I made it in the house, shot everyone except the last guy and then he blew me away as I was walking upstairs to get him.  The police hadn't shown up, and I was that close to finishing the darn mission on the second try.  However, every other time I tried it I kept alerting the police and wound up getting shot from the back and front at the same time.  I think the trick is 1) wear a vest, which would have solved my problem the first time and 2) charge the porch and shotgun the guys outside as quickly as possible to try to avoid the cops showing up, or at least so you can get inside quickly.  Because if you can get inside and take everyone out, you can always call Kiki.
8059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Mario Galaxy impressions on: May 16, 2008, 03:08:08 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on May 16, 2008, 03:00:34 AM

Had to pop in and update my impressions here after 6 mo with the game.  Still loving it.  I beat the game several months ago and put it down for a bit both due to Brawl/Kart/etc and to take a break and let the 'freshness' come back.  It worked.  I'm now up to 99 stars and am still having a blast. 

I've never been a platformer pro, and I definitely am teh suck on some of these harder levels.  I suck at swimming, and the cosmic mario race through the water is kicking my ass.  I'm also not sure I'll ever get Purple Coins on the Battlerock, or the purple coin ice one with the series of jumps you need to nail perfectly or lose the ice suit.  But I'm going to get as far as I can... smile

If you are willing to give it some time, there is a very fun part to getting all the purple coins on the ice level. However, if you are not fully committed to getting 120, steer clear of Luigi's Purple Coins.  It will make you hate life.
8060  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 16, 2008, 02:57:18 PM
Wow, did I have a brutal GTA IV session last night.  I got on with the intention of quickly getting done with "3 Leaf Clover" because I had tried it 3 or 4 times unsuccessfully.  An hour and 45 minutes later, I finally finished the stupid mission.  Some of the highlights:

1. Getting killed while jacking a car to drive to the bank
2. Getting killed in the alleys because I didn't realize a cop had run right up next to me
3. Getting killed in the subway station
4. Getting killed getting the getaway car
5. Losing the mission because I walked too far away from Packie and the other guy!
6. Damaging my car so much on the way to the bank that it simply stopped working on the bridge's on-ramp.  It didn't catch on fire, it simply stopped and wouldn't start up again.  I had to get out of the car and jack someone else's car.  Luckily my accomplices followed.

Then I did the mission with Packie's brother (when you meet him in the park) and proceeded to stupidly get myself killed about 5 times, and I still haven't finished the mission.

Outside of managing to finish "Clover", the most productive thing I accomplished in the game over the 2 hours was boost my ratings with Kiki, LJ, Roman and Brucie.  crybaby
8061  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 16, 2008, 02:28:29 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on May 16, 2008, 01:41:18 PM

Can some one with the guide please post the Dates Name, their Perks, and places of interest to take them. with all the juggling you have to do with missions and keeping up with friends, It is becoming a pain getting a date and taking them somewhere they don't like then rejected.   Also do certain location give more of a boost in friendship points than others?


http://faqs.ign.com/articles/873/873184p1.html
8062  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Beyond Good and Evil 2? on: May 15, 2008, 09:12:47 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 15, 2008, 09:03:19 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 15, 2008, 07:53:00 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 15, 2008, 07:34:05 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 15, 2008, 07:31:58 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on May 15, 2008, 07:10:01 PM

PLEASE. HAPPEN.
+ infinity
Was this game that good?  I never played it...
Yeah, it is.

Yes, it most definitely is.

PLEASE HAPPEN.

If you are curious what it is like, it's kind of a Zelda clone when it comes to gameplay, but with a much more modern and interesting story and it's a bit more compact.
8063  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Beyond Good and Evil 2? on: May 15, 2008, 07:31:58 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on May 15, 2008, 07:10:01 PM

PLEASE. HAPPEN.

+ infinity
8064  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Great Story Driven Games? on: May 15, 2008, 07:24:35 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 15, 2008, 05:52:19 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 15, 2008, 04:10:12 PM

didn't they have a black isle collection that had all those games but also included planescape at one point on gogamer?

I wouldn't be surprised if they did. But I checked through GoGamer entirely and came up with nothing.

On the flip side, I double-dipped with my Planescape - I own the big box somewhere, and I got a DVD only version for $5 one day. biggrin

I have a set that has Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment and Fallout 2, all with full color maps and printed manuals.  I don't think it was meant for distribution in the US, but Gogamer was selling it for a while.  Sadly, the best I have done is get past disc 1 of BG a couple of times and about 30 minutes of Planescape.  I have a huge backlog of top-flight older PC games that I just have never managed to get going on - BG2, all the Mysts, Fallout, Ghost Recon, NOLF 1&2, Monkey Island 3&4...
8065  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 15, 2008, 05:01:51 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 15, 2008, 04:30:42 PM

Quote from: JCC on May 15, 2008, 04:17:41 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 15, 2008, 02:10:33 PM

For LJ's package missions short cuts definitely help if you can find them (though I don't think I needed it on the first package mission).  One thing I didn't know, however, is that evidently you don't have to use the junkers he leaves you with.  Supposedly you can hop into your own quicker and better handling vehicle and still complete the missions. 

I thought the package was in the car? If I get in and get out do I bring the package with me?

yep

Now you tell me.  I did them all with the default car.  Although I only had a problem with one of the timed ones where you have to deliver the package to a guy under an overpass.  I kept sliding around trying to get in there, and he'd leave, but I finally did it.
8066  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 15, 2008, 02:20:31 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 15, 2008, 05:32:26 AM


Those of you ignoring invites, you're missing out.

I know I am guilty of this offense.  I tend to only get to sit down in 1 hour blocks during the week, maybe a little before dinner and a little after, so I tend to stick to singleplayer stuff.  I just earned my Burnout License in Burnout Paradise yesterday, so I will probably be back on GTA now and will be more likely to join.
8067  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Great Story Driven Games? on: May 15, 2008, 01:42:11 PM
Have you played Beyond Good and Evil?
8068  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marriage...is there a point? on: May 14, 2008, 09:55:33 PM
It's just a really nice way to show your love and commitment to your significant other, and a signal to others around you how much you love and are committed to your significant other.  It really doesn't matter what marriage meant in the 16th century, it matters what it means to you and your SO in the here and now.

If you want to get into a debate over whether married couples should have tax benefits over non-married couples, that's a completely different thread.
8069  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV) House 5-13 Someone get me a screenshot, STAT! on: May 14, 2008, 12:23:31 AM
I've only ever seen one episode of House, but I approve of this thread.
8070  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 13, 2008, 06:48:48 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 13, 2008, 06:02:58 PM

Quote from: kadnod on May 12, 2008, 08:36:51 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 12, 2008, 07:58:28 PM

Is there a way to earn some solid cash? I got arrested last night and lost all my guns. Buying those suckers back was expensive as hell and I'd rather not cheat until I get certain achievements the honest way. smile

I sometimes hunt down the "Most Wanted" criminals off the police computer when I want some easy money and ammo.  So far, they've been ridiculously easy to kill.

But yeah, missions are really the way to go for cash.

Do those missions (the police computer missions) actually pay?  Or do you just get the cash off the bad guys?  I've done a bunch of them, and I have not found them to be a reliable source of funds.

Yes, you can get cash off the bad guys.  And more importantly you get credit towards an achievement slywink
8071  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 13, 2008, 04:40:38 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 13, 2008, 03:54:00 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 13, 2008, 03:28:38 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 13, 2008, 03:11:29 PM

I looked at the Carmen buff in my phone and it says health boost.  Maybe it makes your health last longer?

From what I am reading, people have only been able to get to work if they are not on a mission.  I don't know if that is a bug or if it is as designed.  I have tried it twice and nothing happened either time.  I know one time I did I was on a mission, but I can't recall the other time.

I've tried it on mission and off multiple times and have never noticed anything changing. 

There are posts out there that says its a bug, but nothing official that I can find.

You know what suddenly struck me as I was walking down the steps to my office?  GTAIV accurately models walking down steps.  It actually has annoyed me in-game because you always slow down when you hit steps, but I can't recall another game that has a realistic animation when walking down steps.  Is there?
8072  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 Stats - Updated! on: May 13, 2008, 03:46:19 PM
Man, the world would be a lot better if we didn't have to work.  Responsibility is getting in the way of my gaming time!  I want to play COD4 again soon, but besides GTA IV, now I have been getting a bit obsessed with Burnout Paradise. Last I played COD4 I was getting bogged down with guns I'm just not very good with, because that's all I have left to level up. I've been stuck right around .74 k/d for quite a while. I did find that I can use a shotgun ok on Chinatown.
8073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 13, 2008, 03:28:38 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 13, 2008, 03:11:29 PM

I looked at the Carmen buff in my phone and it says health boost.  Maybe it makes your health last longer?

From what I am reading, people have only been able to get to work if they are not on a mission.  I don't know if that is a bug or if it is as designed.  I have tried it twice and nothing happened either time.  I know one time I did I was on a mission, but I can't recall the other time.
8074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 12, 2008, 10:07:07 PM

Quote from: kadnod on May 12, 2008, 08:36:51 PM


I sometimes hunt down the "Most Wanted" criminals off the police computer when I want some easy money and ammo.  So far, they've been ridiculously easy to kill.


I like doing those for a change of pace, too.  Except the last one I tried

Spoiler for Hiden:
you come up to an alley and 3 guys on motorcycles come out and you have to kill them all before anyone gets away.

I need to come back to that one.
8075  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 12, 2008, 07:45:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 12, 2008, 04:40:45 PM

Hasn't worked for me so far.  Kiki's perk, on the other hand, has definitely helped me out in a pinch. 

Same for me.  I'll call Carmen and she'll say something like

Spoiler for Hiden:
breathe more slowly to lower your heart rate

but nothing will happen.
8076  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout Paradise : retail version impressions on: May 12, 2008, 07:43:24 PM
There's no thread for impressions of the retail version, so...

I finally got online with this the other night with a bunch of friends and it was a blast. There was 5 of us, so we spent most of our time doing the 5 person challenges, and in between challenges we were experimenting with stunts (seeing who could do the best flatspin or if we could fly over the crane in the airfield, etc.), and the time just flew by.  The online is going to get so much better in June when they add Marked Man, Stunt Run and Road Rage to the online events, because while the challenges are a lot of fun, once you are done with them, you've lost some guidance in what to do during your session.  The racing definitely has its weaknesses, but I'm ok with that because the other stuff is so much fun.  If I want to race I can always play a different game.

The one thing that is little silly about the challenges is the restriction by number of people.  If you have 5 friends online together and you want to work on your 4 person challenges you have to send someone packing or just not do them.  They are adding 70 more challenges in the June release as well, which is great.  With cycles and new islands, this game should stay in our multiplayer rotation for a while.

Playing this on Saturday night actually pulled me away from GTA on Sunday because I got the urge to go in and make some more progress.  I'm now 51% done, with 39 cars. I've found all the billboards and crashes (without a guide, yay me!), but I have so far been unable to find the very last super jump in White Mountain and also am missing 1 event, which is surprising because I figure I must have gone through every intersection on the map by now.  Right now I'm concentrating on doing all the Burning Routes for the cars I have, which will should leave me with a lot less regular events to do to get my Burnout License.
8077  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 12, 2008, 04:35:14 PM
Can someone explain Carmen's perk to me?  I've called twice and seen no effect.  Probably should spoiler it.
8078  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Flathead Screws are for Morons on: May 11, 2008, 05:08:54 PM
Personally I like the screws that support both - one axis of the phillips head extends to the edges of the screw so you can use whichever screwdriver you have handy.  Also helpful when the phillips head part gets damaged (it basically becomes a cone with nothing to grip onto) which seems to happen to me a lot.
8079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 09, 2008, 03:29:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 09, 2008, 03:15:52 PM

for those who like the Vladivostok radio station and can't get ZITS to work properly (it's only ever sent 2 of the songs I've tagged to the social club) just do a search for Vladivostok FM or Schweine on Amazon or iTunes and you should be able to find all of them.

The marathon does seem to be finally working again, at least.
8080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 09, 2008, 01:18:42 PM
I think when you get a call during a mission it's part of the mission.  For example, during "Have a heart", Little Jacob calls up to go do something, but I think the purpose was just for Niko to tell a joke.  I didn't see the "minus" icon for Jacob show up.  However, if you get a call on the way to a race or optional thing then you will get dinged if you turn the person down.
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