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8441  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 02, 2008, 09:27:43 PM

Quote from: Kyosho on June 02, 2008, 09:20:24 PM

I highly doubt anyone would agree with me

Trust your doubts.
8442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 02, 2008, 08:56:52 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 02, 2008, 08:51:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 02, 2008, 08:16:42 PM

So how do you get the demo when you pre-order?  They are supposed to email me something? Is there some secret link on Live?

Yes there is, instructions will be in the email.  It's the same method that you will get any beta or early demo as well. Super Sekret way to get stuph on xbl slywink

Well then they need to send me my code chop chop! Stupid Gamestop, they probably sold my code used for $5 to some kid.
8443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 02, 2008, 08:16:42 PM
So how do you get the demo when you pre-order?  They are supposed to email me something? Is there some secret link on Live?
8444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 02, 2008, 08:14:27 PM

Quote from: SpaceLord on June 02, 2008, 08:09:01 PM

Terminator kicked ass.

T2 is the best action movie of all time, imho.

Yes, and T3 wasn't bad, but not as good as T2.
8445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Bought My First Ever Bruce Springsteen Album on: June 02, 2008, 05:58:21 PM

Quote from: LordMortis on June 02, 2008, 02:42:06 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 02, 2008, 02:33:35 PM

I think his doing "Santa Clause is Comin to Town" was the total end from him for me.

He not only ruined the traditional song in his own version, but his version spawned copycat versions that have now replaced the standard in terms of popularity.

um, I'm pretty sure Bruce's version of the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is basically a cover of the Crystals version, so don't blame him for that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnB_AeRdOUM
8446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 02, 2008, 05:49:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 02, 2008, 05:37:43 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 02, 2008, 05:36:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 02, 2008, 05:22:21 PM

I did not know.

You deserve a Webby for that performance.

Brava!  Author!

He's lucky he was acting, because I pre-ordered during lunch, and I could not be held responsible for what would have happened.

Lolz. Can't wait to play with you.  What's neat is that my ineptness at this game gives me some small sense of the crushing lack of skills you have in COD4 and makes me realize what strong character you're building every time you turn on your 360.

 icon_biggrin

Spoiler for Hiden:
Totally kidding. slywink



icon_lol Sadly, there is some truth in there.  I'm realizing the simple mathematical difficulty in digging out of the .75 k/d hole I've gotten myself into. Maybe now with my newly learned shooter skillz (COD4 is the first online shooter I've played) I can start off on a better foot with BF.  Although more likely I will be getting gunned down by helicopter fire, stepping on mines and getting rolled over by tanks in no time.
8447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 02, 2008, 05:36:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 02, 2008, 05:22:21 PM

I did not know.

You deserve a Webby for that performance.

Brava!  Author!

He's lucky he was acting, because I pre-ordered during lunch, and I could not be held responsible for what would have happened.
8448  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / GameStop Gamedays on: June 02, 2008, 05:30:05 PM
Was just in doing a pre-order and spotted this.  A bunch of decent 360 games for only $20 (FEAR, Godfather, Just Cause), some newer games for $30 (Condemned 2, Viking). Same for all other platforms ($10 for older gens). They do appear to all be of the "new but open box" variety, at least in the store I was in, in case that bothers you.

http://www.gamestop.com/browse/ProductMerch.aspx?groupid=133
8449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 02, 2008, 05:20:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 02, 2008, 05:17:08 PM

Lord of the Rings?   Although, they really felt more like one big movie done in 3 installments.

Yeah, I could see a good argument there.  Looking at the list 2 I think could be argued would be Evil Dead, although I doubt you could get consensus there, and maybe the Bourne series.
8450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 02, 2008, 05:15:45 PM
I feel like we have had lots of threads about sequels that were better/worse than their predecessors. However, on my way to lunch I had a random thought (as I often do) and tried to think of a trilogy where each movie was better than the previous one.  I could come up with lots of cases where the third movie blew it (Godfather, X-Men, Spider-man, Star Wars, Alien) and there are plenty of cases where the second movie blew it (Matrix, RoboCop, Back to the Future). The closest I could come up with off the top of my head was the 2nd Star Wars trilogy, but it's not like it ever made it past mediocrity.

Here is a page of reference if you are trying to jog your memory
8451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quiz: Super Mario Brothers Villian or Dinosaur? on: June 02, 2008, 05:04:24 PM
Wow, somehow I got 100%, but with the exception of Waluigi and Magikoopa, I was just guessing.
8452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 02, 2008, 02:56:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 02, 2008, 02:55:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 02, 2008, 02:10:37 PM

So will this have the staying power of COD4? Should I be looking into getting this?

Yes it will and yes you should.  Demo hits thursday for non-pre ordererz.

OK, I am saving this quote for evidence.
8453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 02, 2008, 02:10:37 PM
So will this have the staying power of COD4? Should I be looking into getting this?
8454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Panic on: June 02, 2008, 02:02:20 PM

Quote from: Inverarity on May 31, 2008, 06:01:25 PM

This thread says nothing to me about my life. Hang the DB(t1949)

I see what you did there.
8455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's June 2008: What's Your GOTY So Far? on: June 01, 2008, 11:17:08 PM
Seeing as the only 2 games from this year I have played are GTAIV and Burnout Paradise, I will give it to GTAIV with a runner up of Burnout Paradise.
8456  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Domination! on: June 01, 2008, 05:57:39 PM
Oh by the way, yesterday I found what I believe to be the most obnoxious kit. It seemed like the entire team I was playing against on Wetwork was using shotguns with juggernaut and martyrdom.
8457  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: GT Instability Today? on: June 01, 2008, 02:52:40 AM
I was having those issues yesterday, but not today.
8458  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Domination! on: May 31, 2008, 09:39:34 PM
Finally made 1st Prestige. Now to try and improve my abysmal .75 k/d ratio.
8459  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Domination! on: May 31, 2008, 04:15:39 AM
Ah shoot, I forgot to send you a request Hiccup - could have joined up tonight. Anyway, right before I signed off tonight (sorry ATB, what time zone are you in?) I hit 54, so Commander is within sight. People always bash the ACOG, but I decided to give a shot tonight and tell you what, I like the thing on the M16.  It takes a bit of getting used to, but with whatever/stopping power/steady aim, it makes the M16 really versatile.  If you get caught up close, you can fire from the hip, and if you are far away, you've got a mini sniper rifle. It's worked great for me on maps like Countdown, Crossfire, Strike, Overgrown, Broadcast and Creek, and it even made Ambush almost bearable.  Tried out the mini-uzi on Chinatown and didn't do half bad, so I think I'm going to level that up to help me along to 55. 
8460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How much hassle to cross the border into Canada? on: May 30, 2008, 08:38:46 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 30, 2008, 08:23:06 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on May 30, 2008, 08:15:55 PM

Yeah, you need a passport starting this year. Don't forget your passport!

wrong (according to border services)


Correct - you were going to have to have a passport starting this year, but the relaxed rules were extended to June 1, 2009.

Here is the US entry page - basically you will need birth certs for the kids and birth cert plus drivers license for the adults if you don't have passports. Some other combinations are acceptable too.
8461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How much hassle to cross the border into Canada? on: May 30, 2008, 08:15:17 PM
I don't have experience crossing from MN, but I have crossed quite a few times at Buffalo, NY and Port Huron, MI.  It really depends on the time of day and the particular crossing.  Some of the Niagara Falls crossings can get really backed up, but I would guess the MN crossings are pretty quiet all the time. We intentionally cross very late at night to avoid any traffic.

You don't need passports, but we bring ours anyway just to make it easier. We also travel with our dog, so we bring her vaccination papers. The easier you make it for the border guys, the better.

The other thing to note is don't try to pull one over on the border patrol if you buy things.  They are looking for people with big ticket items to pay taxes on.  If you buy some small items, just say so (keep receipts, too). It's not worth getting caught, and they will most likely just let you go because it's not worth their time. It's sort of like going through the security at the airport - be nice and do what they say and you'll go right through.
8462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost finale is tonight! on: May 30, 2008, 04:11:04 PM
OK, a couple things that are bugging me:

1. During the press conference, someone brings up the fact that Aaron being Kate's son makes no sense. They just let that go?

2. Maybe I'm not remembering it right, but I recall the description of the crash that Jack gave during Kate's trial didn't match the description of the crash given at the press conference.  I thought that Jack said that Kate was pulling people from the burning wreckage, where the new story was that they were under water and got out through and emergency door.  Again, I could be remembering wrong.

Also, Jack said that 8 people made it out of the plane.  Who were the other two and what happened to them?
8463  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Domination! on: May 30, 2008, 02:24:07 PM
Couldn't get on last night, although I sneaked on this morning for a few minutes and maxed out my M60.  Hoping to go 1st prestige this weekend, but I don't know if I have enough time.
8464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 needs a sleep mode on: May 29, 2008, 06:54:12 PM
That's just the screen saver - the system itself is still on, fans going, etc.  I want to be able to shut the system down with a button so it is using minimal power, and then with another press, return to where I was in a game. DS games also do this when you close the lid.
8465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 needs a sleep mode on: May 29, 2008, 05:52:40 PM
Ah, I see. I usually shut the system off if I'm not going to be coming back in the next 10 minutes or so.
8466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The 360 needs a sleep mode on: May 29, 2008, 05:48:52 PM
Like the PSP. Does the PS3 have this? On the PSP you can flick the on switch and the system will sleep. Flick it again and you are back right where you left off.  Is this why people set their Live account to "away"? So they don't have to shut the system down?

I will say that what makes COD4 that much better is that it takes just seconds to get into the MP menu.  All the up-front credits (studio names, etc.) are skippable by pressing a button.  More games should be that way.
8467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Videos on: May 29, 2008, 05:45:18 PM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on May 28, 2008, 08:45:24 PM

Wow. Think I'm gonna have to go looking for cars on top of buildings.

I'm thinking they are using the cheat that lets you dial a number and spawn a car.  I've never tried it, but it seems unlikely that R* just left some cars on buildings so people could do stunts.
8468  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Domination! on: May 29, 2008, 05:18:07 PM
That's what is sounds like when you're enjoying yourself? I'd hate to hear what it sounds like when you're not enjoying yourself slywink

Not sure if I can make it on tonight, I'll have to see.

And should I bother with the MP44?
8469  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I Haven't Played COD4 in 7 Days. Longest Break Evar! on: May 28, 2008, 07:27:57 PM
Played a little Headquarters yesterday for the first time.  It's a lot less of a slaughter-fest than Domination and it's good for XP. Almost to level 50. But Headquarters on Showdown is kind of silly.
8470  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Verbal Flub = Inability to Lead a Nation? Oh the Irony on: May 28, 2008, 11:26:39 AM

Quote from: CSL on May 28, 2008, 03:46:38 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 28, 2008, 03:13:29 AM

Forget Bush, McCain has made a series of mistakes linking Iran and Al Qaeda in Iraq - it takes a lot of gall to call Obama on something like that.

That Iran and Al Qaeda were working together in Iraq?

Correct - there is actually video where Joe Lieberman has to whisper in his ear during a press conference to correct him.
8471  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Verbal Flub = Inability to Lead a Nation? Oh the Irony on: May 28, 2008, 03:13:29 AM
Forget Bush, McCain has made a series of mistakes linking Iran and Al Qaeda in Iraq - it takes a lot of gall to call Obama on something like that.
8472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pac-Man...the movie?!? on: May 27, 2008, 06:26:20 PM
Someone posted a concept Pac-Man movie on here or OO some time ago.  It's probably on youtube.  Can't remember the plot exactly, but I think a guy winds up getting some kind of powers and his suit involves a yellow motorcycle helmet.  He gets chased by ghosts, etc.  It was turned into sci-fi action.

edit: here
8473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 27, 2008, 05:06:58 PM
So I was having some thoughts about the plot, and why I think it kind of fell flat in the end.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Shortly after Niko gets off the boat, we find out that he has come for a purpose - to find someone.  Later, we find out why he wants to find that person, and the plot thickens. Everything that he does, every crime, is done to bide his time and get the resources and information to find his target. He gets one lead, and we got excited, and it turns out to be a dead end.  And finally, when he finds Darko, the mission isn't a mission at all. It's a choice, and one that may or may not have consequences. I let him live - does anything different happen if you kill him? Maybe get negative Roman points? Not exactly a big deal if that's the case.

After "That Special Someone", the story is kind of lost, looking for a way to end. The Dmitiri/Pegorino choice seems more like an epilogue than an ending. For me, the "deal" ending worked a little better, because Niko obviously cares about his cousin and would likely have been distraught after his death and out for revenge.

The "revenge" ending, which I did first, didn't work as well, primarily because I think they did a really poor job of building up the Kate/Niko relationship. For one, the chemistry between the two of them didn't really work. Kate would complain to Niko about the work he would do and he would often snap back. They didn't have flirty conversations - they were often confrontational. Even when you would call up Kate she'd say, "you, I thought you'd be dead by now!"  But not in a playful way, in a hostile way. The best you got was this weird awkward pause when they'd say goodnight after a date, and that may  have just been a glitch in the game. Yet, somewhere along the line, Niko starts talking like he wants to settle down with Kate.  Also, when Niko calls Kate to tell her that he is making a choice, she basically gives him permission to go after and kill Dmitri, which doesn't make sense - she doesn't want Niko to do crime at all. I just didn't buy it, and didn't buy his reaction to her death.

I do think it's interesting that people refer to "deal" as the "good" ending - I guess Niko winds up with a bunch of money and a girlfriend, but is what happened "good".  Is there something out there that says Rockstar considers "deal" the true ending?
 
8474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Bought My First Ever Bruce Springsteen Album on: May 27, 2008, 03:44:48 AM
I haven't bought any Springsteen since Tunnel of Love, but Born to Run is an absolute classic. Thunder Road is one of the best songs EVER.
8475  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I Haven't Played COD4 in 7 Days. Longest Break Evar! on: May 27, 2008, 03:37:57 AM
I swear, I think Infinity Ward put in a patch this weekend that broke my guns. ATB witnessed some of my worst performances ever.  Funny thing was that as soon as ATB left, I went 19-5 with a heli on Crash. But that's because I can camp like crazy on Crash - I either go in the blue building and pick people off or the building directly across. If I am forced to move around and engage enemies on the move I have just been useless.

8476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - "casual" or "hardcore" for first time through? on: May 26, 2008, 05:39:53 PM
I re-started on casual.  It seems a lot easier than hardcore, almost too easy, but I'm sure I'll appreciate it later on.  I am through Act 1.
8477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - "casual" or "hardcore" for first time through? on: May 25, 2008, 07:52:35 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on May 25, 2008, 07:20:02 PM

I played through on casual first and it was pretty easy.  The amount of damage the bad guys take on hardcore is alot....I mean a whole clip per target.

From what I understand the way around this is to go for headshots, no?
8478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gears of War - "casual" or "hardcore" for first time through? on: May 25, 2008, 07:12:03 PM
How accurate are the difficulty descriptions?  The descriptions in-game make it sound like "casual" is easy and "hardcore" is for people who have played a few shooters, but I played the training on "hardcore" and died a bunch of times.  Is it just a matter of getting comfortable with the cover system, or is "hardcore" actually hard?
8479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 25, 2008, 06:28:43 PM
OK, finally finished.  84% complete, clock said 64 hours, but I did both endings, and with reloads that probably puts me close to 70 hours. Some of the final missions were pretty impressive, with some cool scripted events (although you have to be in the right place at the right time to see them). The game was not perfect, but something this huge and detailed, you can't help but be impressed by the whole package. I'll probably come back to it at some point to grab some more achievements, and to do multiplayer, but for single player, my time in Liberty City has ended for the time being.  Keeping me in that long was a big feat - I'm sure that this was by far the most time I have ever spend on single player for a particular game.
8480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Memorial Day Edition on: May 23, 2008, 04:45:59 PM
Tonight, Burnout Paradise with old college friends, any other time will probably be reserved for GTA IV, which I'm hoping to tie up before the end of the long weekend (14 missions left and some achievements I'd like to complete).  Saturday is reserved for 1st wedding anniversary stuff (even though Tuesday is the actual day).
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