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4441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What Achievement or Trophy are you most 'Proud' of getting this year? on: December 11, 2010, 08:05:09 PM
I guess that'd be my Uncharted 2 Platinum trophy.
4442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers: Dark of the Moon! 7-1-2011! on: December 10, 2010, 10:05:32 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on December 09, 2010, 04:49:29 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 09, 2010, 02:45:03 PM

Here's the question - do the transformations still look like someone hucking a magnet through a knife-shop?

Yes, they do.  icon_razz

I think teaser looks great!! But I can't identify the robot in it. That's definetely not Shockwave (Shockwave only has one eye).. It sorta looks like Rodimus Prime, and that's a good chance it is 'cause Optimus Prime could die for good in this third movie. It ain't Galvatron either. And that's definetely not Unicron.

I'd guess it's a new robot invented for the movies, just like the big bad in Transformers 2.
4443  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 10, 2010, 02:54:25 PM

Quote from: rickfc on December 10, 2010, 02:50:30 PM

Quote from: envy24 on December 10, 2010, 02:22:01 PM


I don't get it...

4444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: December 09, 2010, 02:40:39 PM
Can't wait can't wait can't wait!
4445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA: Single Player games Are Finished on: December 09, 2010, 02:17:24 PM
The irony is, of course, that games such as Call of Duty and their popular multiplayer components are becoming a problem for publishers. The analyst Michael Pachter has commented on this a number of times, pointing out that when people can get hundreds of hours out of the multiplayer in a game like CoD, they'll be less inclined to purchase more games. A good multiplayer game might earn them more sales of that particular game, but it could also keep that same player from buying their next several releases simply because he's satisfied with the first one.
4446  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ok top 2%ers - explain this to me on: December 07, 2010, 07:26:07 AM

Quote from: Moliere on December 07, 2010, 06:54:40 AM

Btw, does it sound fair that the top 1% income earners pay 38% of all income taxes?

Absolutely not. It shows that they clearly earn way too much.

I'm serious.

4447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/06) on: December 06, 2010, 06:07:29 AM

Quote from: mytocles on December 06, 2010, 05:56:58 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on December 06, 2010, 04:51:18 AM

Absolutely nothing, and it's wonderful.

Bingo!   thumbsup


There hasn't been anything new to play for me since Fallout: New Vegas, which has let me catch up on old gems like King's Bounty. There's nothing I want to buy this week either, which pleases me.
4448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Prototype on it's way? on: December 05, 2010, 09:24:38 AM
I sure hope it's Prototype. I loved the first one. While Infamous (which was released almost exactly at the same time) was a series of frustrating gameplay experiences and horrible writing, I enjoyed Prototype tremendously from start to finish.
4449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN]Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime on: December 03, 2010, 06:16:56 AM

Quote from: The Grue on December 03, 2010, 04:16:17 AM

I loved that game.  I played it from start to finish over and over and over on my Atari 1200XL computer.  So much fun.

Yeah, it was probably my most played game on the C64. A classic!
4450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Great Steam Experiment! on: December 02, 2010, 09:52:00 PM
Yup, saved games are placed wherever the game in question want them to be, which should never be the Steam folders. Which game is this? Perhaps it doesn't save to your individual user folders?
4451  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: New Games Perspective? on: December 02, 2010, 06:10:43 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 02, 2010, 03:52:04 AM

yeah, prices were crazy back then.  oh, wait  icon_lol

Have you tried calculating the price adjusted for inflation? Just because games cost $60 then and still cost $60 now, that doesn't mean they're anywhere near the same price range for the time they were released. According to an inflation calculator I just googled up, that $60 price tag in 1990 equals about $100 today. $60 in 1985 is nearly $120. Imagine those prices today!
4452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - Impressions Incoming! on: December 01, 2010, 10:59:09 AM

Quote from: Appollo on December 01, 2010, 10:26:14 AM

Whats sniping like in this game, FO3 I have a awsome 50 cal sniper and own the badlands, I hardly go indoors as I am always looking for that perfect long range headshot.

There are several awesome sniper weapons. The latter parts of the game were almost too easy with my sniper character. I could one-shot pretty much anything, including deathclaws.
4453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V (continuation of Oblivion?) on: November 30, 2010, 04:02:02 PM

Quote from: best3444 on November 30, 2010, 03:19:55 PM

I hope they show this in the Spring/Summer(E3) and release it in the fall.

I hope they show it now and release it in January.

What I actually expect is a different matter entirely. Tongue
4454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 30, 2010, 09:09:44 AM
Laugh it up, fuzzball!
4455  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Give & get Sale 2010 is ON! Fill you wishlist up! on: November 30, 2010, 07:17:03 AM

Quote from: Moliere on November 29, 2010, 06:36:51 PM

>Aliens vs Predator
>Colin McRae DiRT 2
These two are tempting. Anyone have opinions about the games?

Dirt 2 is excellent and well worth it.
4456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Leslie Nielsen on: November 30, 2010, 07:10:49 AM
I just bought the Naked Gun trilogy on DVD for dirt cheap to reminisce. Looking forward to it. smile

Leslie Nielsen might be dead, but he lived a long life and left the rest of us with several great comedies that will live on for a long time.
4457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Uncharted to the big screen on: November 29, 2010, 09:54:51 PM
From the casting news that have emerged so far, I'm not impressed at all. While I do enjoy Mark Wahlberg's work (except Max Payne, a role he butchered), he doesn't fit Nathan Drake at all. Wahlberg is just too... soft, I guess. I just can't see him shouting out funny lines like Drake does all the time.

And what's that stuff about Drake's father and uncle? Is that really necessary? Nothing in the game canon has even hinted that these people are alive and well, or even that they're involved in the same kind of stuff as Nathan. Robert De Niro might be able to fit right into the Uncharted setting without too much effort, but Joe Pesci? Seriously? They're just going to play him as pure comic relief (scary Goodfellas performance notwithstanding), and it's not going to work.
4458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/29) on: November 29, 2010, 07:18:20 AM
Nothing. I'm quite pleased that releases have slowed down. I even started up King's Bounty again (after a long break in the middle of the campaign) this weekend and promptly lost 10 hours to it. We're spoiled with frequent game releases.  icon_cool
4459  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So what do you think about wikileaks? on: November 28, 2010, 09:56:34 PM
When the leaked documents reveal war crimes, I'm all for it. Nobody should get away with that kind of stuff. When they reveal internal diplomatic notes, they're rather pointless and end up helping nobody. In fact, they put innocent (and not so innocent) people's lives in severe danger.

I get the impression that the guy behind Wikileaks is simply desperate for attention and doesn't care if he causes anarchy with his methods.
4460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 27, 2010, 10:18:11 PM
Something Awful had not only one, but two photoshop series dedicated to that dog picture.
4461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another Assassin's Creed in 2011 on: November 27, 2010, 10:15:59 AM
Yet another Ubisoft game I'm going to have to boycott then, at least as long as they continue using their idiotic DRM system on the PC.
4462  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Black Friday/Thanksgiving Sale 2010 info (not on yet) on: November 24, 2010, 06:57:20 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 24, 2010, 06:38:07 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 24, 2010, 06:19:29 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 24, 2010, 05:43:40 PM

I'm interested in M&B Warband.  I don't know how well a 6-pack is going to go over, however.

if you plan on playing it 6 times, you'll need it.  each pack is one play. 

Yeah, they embrace the Super Hardcore mode.  If you die, the game uninstalls itself and you have to buy another one.  slywink

That's no joking matter! slywink There was a game back in the old days that deleted the premade playable characters from the floppy whenever they died, removing them from your grasp forever!
4463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 24, 2010, 06:23:01 PM
Perhaps the fact that we're up to page 255 (an important number in computing) has something to do with it? A new thread might be a good idea if so.
4464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 22, 2010, 04:19:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 22, 2010, 04:03:37 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on November 22, 2010, 03:42:01 PM

Quote from: Roman on November 22, 2010, 03:03:49 PM

That 1993 example looks like a Doom2 map?

I was thinking Doom.  In fact, isn't it the first level?


Nah. I've been looking at that map for a while, and it certainly doesn't look like E1M1 to me.
4465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the Steam is a changing: Steam Recomendations! on: November 20, 2010, 10:02:12 PM
The two recommendations I've gotten so far were:

- A strategy guide for a game I don't own.
- A game I already own through Steam.

I think it needs a little more polish. Tongue
4466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 5 -EDIT :EDIT 10/13(thx JZ) : DELAYED AGAIN on: November 20, 2010, 11:07:55 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on November 20, 2010, 07:10:51 AM

I saw copies of this where I work yesterday.   ninja

I'm going to be very surprised if this sells well.  Racing games are down in general and it's been a long time since Gran Turismo 4.  If there is buzz for this, I haven't seen it.

The thing with Gran Turismo is that it seems to attract a lot of people that don't ordinarily play games. For example, my boss at work isn't a gamer but will buy a PS3 when GT5 comes out.
4467  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard on: November 20, 2010, 11:02:56 AM
There's a lot of confusion about what the upgrade to DX11 means. Many people seem to think that it means the game will suddenly look much better, but there's no reason for that. "We're upgrading our engine to DX11" is just marketing speech. It means absolutely nothing. What you want to look for are new graphical features. So far I've only heard of two, IIRC:

1) The graphics should run faster because of better multicore support.
2) There's a crappy new ripple effect when you walk through water.

And that's it. As you can see, nothing to get excited about.

Edit: For comparison, LOTRO also went through an upgrade from DX9 to DX10 around the release of Mines of Moria. The new effects they added back then were a little more significant, including dynamic shadows from vegetation (looks great!) and somewhat upgraded water rendering. It still didn't really have anything to do with DX10, but that system just made it easier for them to do this kind of thing.
4468  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Health Care Law on: November 19, 2010, 06:19:19 PM

Quote from: Zekester on November 19, 2010, 06:16:30 PM

What's that, that this forum is predominately liberal and salivate over the chance to pile on insults to someone that they dont agree with? and then get pissy and whiney when an insult is hurled back?

Ya, I got that part  icon_razz

Okay thanks, that clarifies things.

You don't get it.
4469  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Health Care Law on: November 19, 2010, 06:11:42 PM

Quote from: Zekester on November 19, 2010, 05:40:04 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 18, 2010, 10:44:54 PM

Quote from: raydude on November 18, 2010, 01:56:28 PM

I don't get it. Zekester gets a pass because, what, he didn't insult anyone specifically, he just insulted a whole group?

No, I just haven't read this thread yet.  If you see something that is against the COC, please do your part and hit the report to moderators button.  That sends us an email with your chance to explain why, and links to the said offense.

There's no way I'm or the other mods will be able to read each and every thread.  

About an hour ago this thread was reported, and I'm just about done reading it.

...and of this moment, nothing that I can see has been changed. Which tells me naednek, although not having any love for me  icon_razz knows damn well that shots were fired from both sides, and is choosing to remain fair.

Here's an offer........those of you that took shots at me personally: remove them, and I will remove mine as well.


You still don't get it, do you?
4470  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: BSOD sh!tstorm on: November 19, 2010, 01:05:46 PM
Dunno. I just replaced my card entirely.
4471  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: BSOD sh!tstorm on: November 19, 2010, 12:26:40 PM
Are you sure all the fans are running properly? I had a similar problem once when the fan on the graphics card suddenly stopped, causing the card to overheat.
4472  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard on: November 19, 2010, 10:43:47 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 19, 2010, 10:39:24 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 19, 2010, 10:22:43 AM

Indeed - but bear in mind that Turbine has stated that they will follow DoD's 2 month cycle of adding a new content patch, and lots of stuff has been planned between the release of Isengard and now.

true.  Still, I imagine anything Minas Tirith related will be a full expansion, which could mean 2012 at the earliest  crybaby

Dream on! First they'll do Rohan, and possibly even northern Mirkwood and the Lonely Mountain. We could also end up getting the Gondorian cities on the southern side of the mountains before we even see Minas Tirith.
4473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: November 19, 2010, 05:53:57 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 19, 2010, 02:45:36 AM

Bah, who cares if it isn't true to the written stories, looks like fun to me!  smile

I do. They can fuck all they like with regular fantasy settings, but don't they dare touch the Lord of the Rings setting without wearing silk gloves!
4474  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: WH40k RPGs: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch on: November 18, 2010, 07:34:30 AM
I'm very familiar with the Warhammer FRP system that these games are based upon, so I'm curious what you see as its greatest failings, seeing as you have actual play experience?
4475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: November 17, 2010, 05:27:33 PM
There is no right and wrong order, particularly after the difficulty of certain areas was modified in a patch. Just play in whatever order feels right for you. Things you do in one area may affect what you can do in other areas, but this isn't something you should plan for.
4476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 17, 2010, 04:24:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2010, 04:15:29 PM

Goddammit Microsoft, stop fucking up for gamers by paying for DLC exclusivity! It's just such a snotty thing to do. In essence they aren't really bringing anything to 360 owners, they're denying something to PS3 and PC owners.

Fuck you, Microsoft! Fuck you!
4477  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: WH40k RPGs: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch on: November 17, 2010, 08:14:32 AM

Quote from: kadnod on November 16, 2010, 11:26:24 PM

I haven't played any of them yet, but I've purchased 2 of the Rogue Trader books and the Dark Heresy monster book.  I was really impressed with all 3 of them.  In particular, I think the Rogue Trader "Profit" system is just great.  It looks like an awesome way to motivate players to come up with their own adventure ideas. 

I haven't even read about the Profit system in detail yet, and I still thought in the same lines as you. smile I'm thinking that this could be a great system that easily lets the GM improvise most of the adventures.
4478  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO goes Free to PLay on: November 16, 2010, 11:07:27 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 16, 2010, 10:34:23 PM

I haven't played since the beta, but I'm wanting to get back in now that it's F2P. I'm wondering what classes have some healing and also half decent melee &/or ranged ability? I remember back in the beta that the Minstrel was the primary healer, but they were also a bit too squishy for my liking. For anyone here who also plays DDO, I play a War-Bard in it and that's about my ideal of a healer-melee balanced toon.

If it makes any difference, I'm almost certain I'll never go VIP , but I'll probably end up with a premium account. If the LotRO pricing model is like DDO, I'm comfortable with the idea of leveling up as far as I can and then strategically buying what's required to advance. I doubt I really want to grind a toon to level 5 on every server though just for the sake of a bit of extra TP. slywink

Sounds like you might want to play a Captain. Their concept is to be at the front of any melee engagement, slashing away with their halberd while motivating (read: healing and buffing) their allies, particularly when enemies fall. They're a secondary healer but can take on the primary healer role if you specialize them. They can also work nicely as tanks. They are an exceptionally good solo class, though some will say it's too slow for their tastes due to their low DPS (which was increased when F2P was launched). I don't think there's any other class in LOTRO that has as high survivability as a captain. You'll almost never die. You'll pretty much never be denied a spot in a fellowship.

My main is a captain, and I love the class. It fits my style perfectly.

They don't have any ranged worth speaking of though.
4479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mystery Missile in Southern California on: November 16, 2010, 09:44:56 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 16, 2010, 09:08:08 PM

And NASA weighs in.

The first part of that link reminds me of something I thought about during the first day of this debacle.

I speculate that the reason so many people are willing to believe this is a missile is because their attention was deflected by the way news articles automatically went with the missile story and presented its origin as the only real mystery. I have no idea if much research has been done on this, but I suspect that if you have an situation and make a faulty observation about it while at the same time presenting a related problem, the human mind will automatically jump right to the problem without considering the authenticity of the observation itself. It should be obvious from threads like this that most of us jumped right at the assumption that this was an actual missile (me included) without even considering if that part of the mystery was true, simply because a more alluring problem was presented at the same time (who fired this missile?).

Stuff like this almost makes me regret not taking psychology classes when I was in school.
4480  Gaming / Analog Gaming / WH40k RPGs: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch (and Black Crusade!) on: November 16, 2010, 08:19:03 PM
So, I headed to my local gaming store yesterday while waiting for someone I was supposed to meet a little later. I don't often go to these kinds stores any longer as I do almost all my purchases at online stores. What caught my attention was a rulebook called Deathwatch, which is an RPG system that lets you play space marines in Warhammer 40k. "That's neat" I thought, "they finally got around to publishing the next RPG in the setting after Dark Heresy". Then I noticed Rogue Trader, which is from the same setting with the same system (with some modifications to suit the type of gameplay) where you play, well, rogue traders traveling across the galaxy trying to earn the big bucks. I was flabbergasted. How did I miss both these?

Fast forward to today. I've now ordered both Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, and their respective GM screens from my favorite "local" online store (not interested in Dark Heresy really, so I'll skip that one). I've been... ahem... "previewing" the Rogue Trader book while waiting for the package to arrive in the mail, and it looks very interesting so far.

Does anyone here have any experience with these systems?
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