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8121  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.
8122  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.
8123  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.
8124  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Top 20 Arcade Games of All Time? on: May 08, 2008, 09:37:04 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 08, 2008, 08:09:33 PM

I've got lots of love for the classic 80s cabinets, but I'm surprised there isn't more love here for the early 90s stuff.  I mean, that two screen X-men sidescroller could have six players at the same time!  That was huge!

Some of us are old folks (relatively) and were in college then and trips to the arcade had become infrequent. I think mostly what I remember from then is Mortal Kombat, which they had in one of the student unions and was very popular. There was also a Rampart cabinet in one of the dining halls.  I have gotten to the arcade more in the past 7 or 8 years because now there are places like Dave and Busters and Jillians, but it's hard to call any of those new games favorites. They are more about giving you an experience you can't get on a console (firehoses, moving cabinets, etc.) and once you are paying over a dollar to play a game it starts to get a little silly. I did have an 8 person race with friends in one of those linked together racing games in Vegas one time - that was fun.
8125  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is the U.S. military becoming a Counterinsurgency Only force? on: May 08, 2008, 08:13:39 PM
How much do we still rely on artillery?  We have a lot more ability to use offshore missles and guns and air support now.  It's probably a lot cheaper, though.
8126  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Top 20 Arcade Games of All Time? on: May 08, 2008, 07:51:57 PM
OK, my standbys were:

Rolling Thunder
Elevator Action
Marble Madness
Crystal Castle
Paperboy
720
RoboCop
(although I couldn't never get very far - I just loved RoboCop)
10 Yard Fight
NARC
(because it was just funny with the flying syringes and so on)
Galaga

oh, and Tron.
oh wait, and that one where you ride a motocross bike but you have to pull the handlebars up to make a jump. No idea what it was called.  There are too many.
8127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So you think you can drink? on: May 08, 2008, 06:34:33 PM
That's interesting to know about "Medford Rum".  I lived in Medford for 6 years and never heard that it ever had anything to do with rum. Guess it's something that just faded away over time.  But they're right, the line they painted on the street to commemorate Revere's ride does go through Medford.
8128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stuntman (PS2) or Chase Hollywood Stunt Driver - should I bother? on: May 08, 2008, 01:43:15 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 08, 2008, 01:30:20 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 07, 2008, 02:59:22 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 07, 2008, 02:52:29 PM

I would argue that Stuntman is a poor indicator of how much you'll like Stuntman Ignition.  From what I remember, there were some fairly hefty loading times for retries in the first one, and the stunts were very unforgiving.  Ignition removes the loading times, and the stunts are more forgiving.  I didn't like Stuntman, but loved Ignition.

OK, well, if I think that I would like it with easier stunts and shorter loading times, I will get Stuntman 2 smile

He's talking about Stuntman: Ignition on the Xbox 360, not Stuntman 2. 

I think we're talking about the same thing.
8129  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Xbox 360 GTA IV] Tuesday Night Geezers Gone Gang-Bangin' on: May 07, 2008, 05:56:10 PM
Sorry I ignored the invite last night - I'm pretty absorbed in SP and I was pretty close to going to bed anyway.
8130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 07, 2008, 05:53:12 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 07, 2008, 05:32:18 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 07, 2008, 05:27:25 PM


It was funny - right after I finished the race with Brucie I took the new car back to the safehouse in Bohan and parked it, but the exact same car (different color) was parked right behind the parking space. I broke into it and pulled it in behind the car I just won so I could save the nice yellow one for races. I took the second one out on a mission or something and wound up crashing it, exactly what I expected would happen.  Went back to get the yellow car and I called up Brucie to do the next race (either the 2nd or 3rd of 20, depending on if the mission counts). On the second lap, I hit a car on a turn and put the car on its side. No matter what I did, I couldn't get it right side up, so I lost that one too.

I figured I would come across another, but strangely often when you want a car of a certain kind, there's often none to be found.  I wanted to hit a stunt jump that's up by the docks in Bohan, but the place is just filled with minivans and crappy sedans that can't make the jump.  I ran around for blocks looking for a decent car or a bike. More often I see good cars when I am driving around and don't need one or am on a mission.

Yeah, I've tried to abuse the game's "spawn the same cars already onscreen" mechanic by just snagging duplicates of my snazzy ride and leaving the origina in relative safety but it doesn't work as often as I would like. 

I don't sweat the Turismo though- one of those seems to always be present next door to Mikhail's house so I can always grab another one pretty easily. 

Ah, that's good to know.  I remember every time I did a mission for him there were always 2 cars in his driveway: a nice one at the end and and even nicer one parked behind.  I never thought to go back there after...you know.
8131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 07, 2008, 05:27:25 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 07, 2008, 04:56:45 PM

I generally keep a Turismo and the car that you get for doing the race (forget it's name) on standby for times when I feel like I need something high speed with good maneuverability.  I want to snag a Banshee but the only time I've seen one in the wild was right in the middle of a mission.  I did *drive* a Banshee for one of the car jacking missions but there was no way I could find to steal it for my own.  Presumably now that I've unlocked Algonquin I'll have easier access to some better vehicles. 

It was funny - right after I finished the race with Brucie I took the new car back to the safehouse in Bohan and parked it, but the exact same car (different color) was parked right behind the parking space. I broke into it and pulled it in behind the car I just won so I could save the nice yellow one for races. I took the second one out on a mission or something and wound up crashing it, exactly what I expected would happen.  Went back to get the yellow car and I called up Brucie to do the next race (either the 2nd or 3rd of 20, depending on if the mission counts). On the second lap, I hit a car on a turn and put the car on its side. No matter what I did, I couldn't get it right side up, so I lost that one too.

I figured I would come across another, but strangely often when you want a car of a certain kind, there's often none to be found.  I wanted to hit a stunt jump that's up by the docks in Bohan, but the place is just filled with minivans and crappy sedans that can't make the jump.  I ran around for blocks looking for a decent car or a bike. More often I see good cars when I am driving around and don't need one or am on a mission.
8132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stuntman (PS2) or Chase Hollywood Stunt Driver - should I bother? on: May 07, 2008, 02:59:22 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 07, 2008, 02:52:29 PM

I would argue that Stuntman is a poor indicator of how much you'll like Stuntman Ignition.  From what I remember, there were some fairly hefty loading times for retries in the first one, and the stunts were very unforgiving.  Ignition removes the loading times, and the stunts are more forgiving.  I didn't like Stuntman, but loved Ignition.

OK, well, if I think that I would like it with easier stunts and shorter loading times, I will get Stuntman 2 smile
8133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 07, 2008, 02:58:14 PM
OK, I think the Liberty City Marathon is broken.  I had gotten up to .3% finished a few days a go with 1% or 2% for both miles run and driven, but for the last few days all it gives me is 1% for miles driven and .1% overall.
8134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 07, 2008, 02:41:43 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 07, 2008, 02:40:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 07, 2008, 12:20:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 07, 2008, 07:52:07 AM

great.. I need to chase a fucking train even though I know where the next fucking stop is then chase a fucking car.  fuck you Rockstar, I'm done with SP  finger

Huh, I really enjoyed that mission.  Ever since I saw all of the elevated tracks I had been hoping that the game would give us a variation on the classic chase from "The French Connection". Though the chasing the train thing made sense to me- if you just go directly to the stop you don't know if the train has already come or gone.  Also (and this seemed strictly for gaming reasons), I don't believe that train made it's normal stops.  It looked to me like it blew right through Hove Station. 

AFAIK, you don't have to chase the car- you can intercept them in the station before they get to their car.  And I don't think I would classify it as a "chase"- for me, at least, it was a rather easy follow mission. 

Yeah I went combat shotgun on them in the station.

Same for me - the guys never even made it down the stairs.
8135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 07, 2008, 02:41:16 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on May 07, 2008, 02:32:43 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 07, 2008, 02:19:05 PM

Came upon something last night that seemed like some poor QA, but it was funny.  I wanted to get the achievement for losing a 4-star wanted level, so I drove on to the airport runway.  To get away, I summoned a helicopter and had Brucie take me to the top of some tall building in Algonquin.  I tell him to land, but it turns out there is already a helicopter on the helipad. He lands on top of the already parked helicopter, knocking it over, and crashes on the roof. Both helicopters are now inoperable. And the trip didn't even lose the cops, I had to get down to street level and grab a car to do that.

hahaha, nice one

an easy way to get the 4 star achievement is to find a boat and drive it to the airport.  go out on the runway, then get back in the boat and drive away.

Also, stealing a helicopter is a really easy way to get the "one man army" achievement.  I think there are no fly zones and once you trigger them, you can just fly around for 5 minutes.  I stole one from the helicopter tour place. Unfortunately, I'm not sure where the no fly zones are.  My guess is that I triggered it by flying too low over Alderney, which I haven't unlocked yet.  Probably if you fly low in the airport as well.
8136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stuntman (PS2) or Chase Hollywood Stunt Driver - should I bother? on: May 07, 2008, 02:37:10 PM
I decided to give Stuntman a shot - it's going to be free through Goozex, so it's low risk.  If I like it, I will definitely get Stuntman 2.
8137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 07, 2008, 02:19:05 PM
Came upon something last night that seemed like some poor QA, but it was funny.  I wanted to get the achievement for losing a 4-star wanted level, so I drove on to the airport runway.  To get away, I summoned a helicopter and had Brucie take me to the top of some tall building in Algonquin.  I tell him to land, but it turns out there is already a helicopter on the helipad. He lands on top of the already parked helicopter, knocking it over, and crashes on the roof. Both helicopters are now inoperable. And the trip didn't even lose the cops, I had to get down to street level and grab a car to do that.
8138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 06, 2008, 06:08:04 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 06, 2008, 05:49:12 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on May 06, 2008, 05:45:44 PM

OK, I reeeeeally suck at this game.  I cannot get past the damn Russian Revolution mission.  I keep getting shot to hell.  WHoever thought haf baked cover controls means facing 35 freaking guys all specifically placed to put you in a crossfire was fun needs to be slapped.

Is Little Jacob helping you?  That makes the mission pretty much a breeze.

Is it possible that he doesn't help you?  I was wondering about that when it happened.  I thought that was just the way the mission was.
8139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Stuntman (PS2) or Chase Hollywood Stunt Driver - should I bother? on: May 06, 2008, 04:04:27 PM
I really like the concept behind these games, but the reviews are pretty average. Is there fun to be had with either?

(Yes, I know there is a sequel to Stuntman and it is supposed to be better, but I am specifically asking about these last-gen titles).
8140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If Your Console Tracked the # of Hours You Play, Would You Play Less? on: May 06, 2008, 02:58:27 PM
This is something I wish xbox live would do - give a list of every game you've played and playtime on that game.  I don't think it would make me play less - I am most interested in if I am getting good value for my money.  But maybe that is exactly what MS doesn't want you to be thinking about.

Yes, the Wii tells you on a daily basis, but doesn't allow you to add up the time unless you write down each day's total and manually calculate (which I actually did when I was done with Mario Galaxy, because I was curious).
8141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 06, 2008, 01:46:55 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 06, 2008, 03:54:24 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 06, 2008, 02:27:03 AM

OK, my question: is there any way besides shooting to kill the pigeons?  I've tried knifing and I can't get it to work.  It just seems weird that the developers would require you to set off a wanted level every time you find one of the stupid things.

I've been able to fire off my gun without getting a wanted level. Just make sure there's no cops in the area. And yes, I know - easier said than done.

Believe me, I've tried.  Even though I think there aren't cops nearby, it turns out there are.  I've managed it a couple of times (like finding one in a tunnel).  I don't know why I'm even bothering, though.  There's no way I'm going to be able to find all 200 of the silly things.  I'm just kind of picking them off as they find them. 
8142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half-Life] Anyone think the game kinda sorta sucks? on: May 06, 2008, 02:36:37 AM
The game as a whole is great.  The last act sucks.

But any way, HL isn't just a shooter.  It's a story-driven action adventure game with puzzles.  So you have to look at it that way.  And consider the fact that it's 10 years old.  Half Life 2 is great (IMHO) but a similar idea.  It's not Call of Duty.
8143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 06, 2008, 02:27:03 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 06, 2008, 02:20:08 AM

Quote
Yeah, I have 2 girlfriends plus Michelle.  Go online dating.  Get more annoying calls on your cell smile



Hmm...   I emailed numerous girls on that dating site and got negative responses from every one.   What's worse is that now I can't re-email them as they are unavailable to me.   



I'm pretty sure there is a specific mission that you have to get through before you can get an online date.  It should be obvious when it happens.

OK, my question: is there any way besides shooting to kill the pigeons?  I've tried knifing and I can't get it to work.  It just seems weird that the developers would require you to set off a wanted level every time you find one of the stupid things.
8144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 05, 2008, 09:16:41 PM
Here's an odd bug: swimming in air in multiplayer  icon_lol
8145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Challenge - No prize edition. on: May 05, 2008, 08:14:30 PM
I checked into goozex.com (what's up with that name?) and think it's kind of cool.  I'm going to try to use it to get rid of some of my older games that I know, in reality, I'm just not ever going to play.  Yes, it would be great and all if I could some day play Final Fantasy VIII, but I've had it for, what, 8 years already?  And I've never played more than a half hour. Stick it up there. Dino Crisis?  Yeah, like I'm really going to sit down and play a game where you control your character like a tank in this day and age. Don't fool yourself, Teggy, that game's going up.  Are you really ever going to play Psychonauts again?  No, get it on the list! Headhunter?  Dead to Rights? Outdated controls, the both of them. And so on and so on.

Now, I'm sure a bunch of the games will just languish up there, but this is a lot easier than eBay and if I can at least get rid of the easy sellers, and then I can worry about the rest of them later.  Super Mario Sunshine and Psychonauts are already on their way, and soon I'll have points so I can replace them with a game I know I will want to play.  Maybe I can even whittle down the box of PC games I have a little bit.
8146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 03, 2008, 03:41:02 AM
OK, I am going to have to stop reading this thread because there is too much interesting stuff being revealed that I want to be surprised about (I'm only at like 17%).  I will say a funny thing happened to me tonight when I took a cab, though.  I wanted to get the little achievement for riding out a trip from one borough to another, so I got in a cab in Bohan to go meet Roman in Broker.  We wound up in line at the toll on the bridge, and one of the cars somehow got wedged in and no one was going forward.  So I hit the "I'm in a hurry" button.  The cabbie breaks out of line and goes the wrong way through the toll, breaking the gate on the way through.  A cop is there so he sets off a star and we are being chased.  The cabbie drives like crazy, wrong side of the road, weaving, tight turns, etc. He escapes the cops, stars disappear, and he drops me off like he was just doing his job.  Pretty funny.
8147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Origin just shot up to the "A" list. on: May 02, 2008, 07:46:01 PM
I can see the box cover now:

"Project Origin: the sequel to the first person shooter with the scary little girl".

They definitely have a little bit of an advertising challenge on their hands.
8148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Origin just shot up to the "A" list. on: May 02, 2008, 06:26:31 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 02, 2008, 06:23:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 02, 2008, 06:19:07 PM

Quote
Although this game is technically a follow-up to F.E.A.R., the game will not carry the F.E.A.R. franchise name due to a shift in publishers -- instead, it will feature a new name for its frights.

Well, that won't be confusing at all.

that's what happens when the publisher keeps the name and the developer keeps the idea and the art and then proceed to split the relationship.

So, are they even able to make reference to the acronym or it's meaning in the game?
8149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Origin just shot up to the "A" list. on: May 02, 2008, 06:19:07 PM
Quote
Although this game is technically a follow-up to F.E.A.R., the game will not carry the F.E.A.R. franchise name due to a shift in publishers -- instead, it will feature a new name for its frights.

Well, that won't be confusing at all.
8150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 06:11:56 PM

Quote from: Brendan on May 02, 2008, 06:06:24 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 02, 2008, 06:04:36 PM


Yes, the only one I have found so far is in the pool hall.  It's kind of a play on Tetris.

I've *heard* there's one in the strip club.  So I've heard, at least. 

I must have missed that one.  There was a benefit to spending time in the strip club in Vice City, so I kept taking lap dances to see what would happen.  The only benefit I got was an interesting show.  Then 2 guys came in to throw me out but they didn't say why!  Well, at least that gave me the chance to practice fighting.
8151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 06:04:36 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 02, 2008, 05:57:07 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 02, 2008, 05:54:18 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 02, 2008, 05:37:43 PM

The QUB3D one took a while.....Oh, and does QUB3D make anyone elses LCD go crazy?

I don't know what QUB3D stands for.   icon_confused

I feel like such a n00QU3Db.   icon_redface

I think it's an arcade game you can play in bars and such.

Yes, the only one I have found so far is in the pool hall.  It's kind of a play on Tetris.
8152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 05:37:43 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 02, 2008, 05:16:59 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 02, 2008, 05:03:10 PM

Went bowling last night to try and get a "turkey" (keep getting 2 strikes and missing the third  mad )...

I took Michelle to a pub offering darts and whooped her ass.  In the process I made it a point to earn the "score 180 points" achievement.  The "turkey" achievement is next on my list.  I can't remember, are there any pool achievements?


The pool achievement is just to beat one of your friends so you have to take someone there, like Michelle.  I have a feeling the turkey achievement is going to haunt me.  The QUB3D one took a while, but I could sense it was just matter of time, and the darts one was quite easy.  I'll probably leave the bowling one alone for a while and come back to it later.

By the way, those random guys will show up on your mini map as kind of a little cross. I initially ran into junkie guy randomly, but then noticed the icon on the map the second time he was available and went to see what it was. I think it's best to just go about your business and deal with them if you see them - there's just way too much area to cover in the game and too much to do to start hunting for things early on.

Oh, and does QUB3D make anyone elses LCD go crazy?  It's bright bright colors on a dark dark background, and after a while I don't think my tv was enjoying it, as it started to really bloom. At some point the bright clicked off but it eventually came back.  I don't know if that was the tv adjusting or what.
8153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 05:03:10 PM
Went bowling last night to try and get a "turkey" (keep getting 2 strikes and missing the third  mad ) and I heard Queen's "One Vision" from Iron Eagle.  That is so random, but so cool.
8154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good hostage movies? on: May 02, 2008, 01:07:26 PM
Inside Man is pretty good.
8155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: John Daily has nipples censored on: May 01, 2008, 08:26:16 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on May 01, 2008, 08:15:08 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2008, 04:07:19 PM

Well, Daly is so fat they probably look like breasts.  icon_razz

Actually, they don't.

Clip available here:

http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&brand=foxsports&vid=56da453f-b4a3-4ebf-88be-500d9533425c&from=Fox%20Sports&tab=s1203541964115

I thought I had missed something and he had gone on some intense diet regime.  Nope, still fat, just doesn't need a man bra.
8156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deep Price Cuts Coming for HDTV's? on: May 01, 2008, 07:49:59 PM

Quote from: snoleopard on May 01, 2008, 07:28:47 PM

Hoping I don't sound dumb, but what is the difference between 1080i and 1080p? I've been waiting for a price drop, don't know much exept what I see in commercials, but would like to get something that's up to date at the time of purchase, and with all the cords and wires I need. Also a good, stable brand if possible. Looking for something from 37" to 40". Also, if I get a 37", do they come only in 720P, and is that good?


Both 1080i and 1080p have 1080 lines of horizontal resolution.  In 1080i, the lines are drawn in interlaced - 540 evenly spaced first, then the other 540 fill in the spaces, so there is potential for jagginess.  1080p the lines are drawn in from top to bottom, so it is smoother. 

720p has less lines of resolution, but it is still good - some people like it better than 1080i because it can be smoother.  Also, on a smaller set, more lines of resolution doesn't make as much difference as on a larger set.
8157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 01, 2008, 04:51:00 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 01, 2008, 04:40:50 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 01, 2008, 04:37:50 PM

I'm not alone!!!  This is from an article on GameSetWatch regarding GTA and immigrants, which can be found here:

http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2008/05/gta_iv_the_immigrant_issue.php


I thought I was going to have more of a conscience problem with some of the crime in the game, and I gunned an innocent police officer down so I could get into his car and find a van full of TV's.   icon_eek

Actually, in that mission

Spoiler for Hiden:
If you walk up the street a cop comes driving down in response to a call, parks in front of a house and leaves the car door open while he goes looking out back.  You can just get in the car.

It does seem that for every mission so far, there has been a way to get through without harming any bystanders or carjacking.  It would be interesting to try to play the game through with minimal collateral damage.  I have already run over bystanders (that's hard to avoid) and mistakenly carjacked taxis (didn't realize there were passengers), so I  have kind have gotten an "oh well" attitude at times.  I do try to steal parked cars instead of doing carjackings, though, if only to avoid getting a wanted level.

EDiT: doh, beaten
8158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: John Daily has nipples censored on: May 01, 2008, 04:07:19 PM
Well, Daly is so fat they probably look like breasts.  icon_razz
8159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 01, 2008, 04:02:27 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 01, 2008, 03:55:40 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on May 01, 2008, 03:50:05 PM

Thanks for the tips guys, much appreciated. Next question - how do you hail a cab, say if you wanted to take a taxi somewhere? seems I recall being able to do that in GTA3.

I think like the cell phone, that becomes available later.  Actually, I think the point at which hailing cabs becomes available is when you and Roman get piss drunk and have to find a way home.  I remember seeing a pop-up that suggested hailing a cab (most likely with directions on how to do so as well) as Roman and I were stumbling over ourselves, but our car was right there and I didn't think I had that much to drink.   

I know it's not tied to that because I haven't gotten drunk yet. I don't remember when it popped up - I think it was when I was trying to get to Roman's place after he called me once.
8160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deep Price Cuts Coming for HDTV's? on: May 01, 2008, 02:38:02 PM
And of course I just bought a tv this weekend.  It's a 32" Vizio, though, so I can't imagine that the price would go down much.  They seem to imply the big cuts would come from tvs that cost over $1K.
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