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4521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - Impressions Incoming! on: December 14, 2010, 05:36:48 AM
Sounds fine to me. I barely used stimpaks in my hardcore playthrough. While I rarely had more than about two dozen stimpaks at once in Fallout 3, I routinely had around a hundred of them in New Vegas. I felt like I was swimming in them even by the time I left the first town.
4522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 14, 2010, 05:34:34 AM
I honestly didn't think Fallout 3 was much better than Oblivion when it came to voiceovers. Fallout New Vegas was somewhat better, but far from good enough. I consider voiceovers to be Bethesda's major weakness, partly because there's too few voice actors being used for too many people (it doesn't help much in a game like this if you have a ton of voice actors but only use most of them for one unique character each, when the majority of the game is spent talking to more generic NPCs) and because they somehow seem to drain the "energy" from their performances. I don't know what it is that does it, but even the best actors who've been in Bethesda games have sounded nearly asleep (again, New Vegas was better, but far from at the level I'd expect from the actors involved). Maybe it's related to the general lack of emotion the NPCs are able to display during conversation with the current engine, which limits the acting range that can be used.
4523  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO goes Free to PLay on: December 13, 2010, 07:32:27 PM
It's Evendim, sir, not Everdim. You make it sound so bleak. slywink

North Downs was always one of my favorite zones. It's huge and varied, with lots to do and plenty of freedom to go wherever you like without being funneled through barely masqueraded tunnels. It also features many of the important elements of LOTR: Elves, dwarves, men and rangers all have their own separate camps there. Orcs are present in large numbers. You've got grasslands, hills, mountains, valleys, a huge lake, and even the necropolis of Fornost, the seat of the king in the old days. The epic quest in the region has you trying to convince the various races to prepare for war against the orcs swarming out of Angmar, and you can do this in any order you like.
4524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/13) on: December 13, 2010, 07:22:16 PM

Quote from: jersoc on December 13, 2010, 10:19:28 AM

game dev story hit android. that game is pure crack. 3 people in wow heroics playing that didnt' go well.  icon_lol

Damn you! DAMN you! Tongue
4525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 13, 2010, 07:19:20 PM

Quote from: kronovan on December 13, 2010, 06:47:44 PM

I just wondering what approach Bethesda will take to geography this time; will it be a much smaller area like Oblivion's or a full continent like Morrowind. Transporting to different locations on the continent in Morrowind captured my imagination much more than the series of towns and mountains surrounding a small lake featured in Oblivion. That said, I can't say I care for the World Map approach Bioware took with Ferelden in DA.

Technically, Oblivion covered a larger land mass than Morrowind. Take a look at the map above. Morrowind didn't cover even half of the Morrowind province, but was set only on the island. Oblivion on the other hand covered pretty much the entiretiy of Cyrodiil, the largest province in the Elder Scrolls world.

As an aside, Daggerfall covered only a minor part of the Hammerfell province, while Arena covered the entire world.
4526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V (continuation of Oblivion?) on: December 13, 2010, 11:05:01 AM

Quote from: Razgon on December 13, 2010, 11:00:56 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 12, 2010, 01:40:22 AM

I remember them or someone saying it was gonna be in Skyrim,which made me look up the map for it

now there was a lot of snow to the North of Cyrodiil(Oblivion) i wonder as Skyrim is north of that,i wonder if it will just be a winter wonderland

Skyrim is where the emperor originally came from, and is where the Nords are from originally as well.

Basically, its Denmark ;-)

Flat, windy and liberal?
4527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 12, 2010, 11:51:09 AM
So much for Bethesda saying that this game would have an incredibly short timespan between its announcement and its release.

Still excited though.
4528  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.
4529  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.
4530  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...

4531  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!
4532  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.
4533  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.

4534  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.
4535  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.
4536  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!
4537  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?
4538  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!
4539  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.
4540  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
4541  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!
4542  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.
4543  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.
4544  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.
4545  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
4546  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.
4547  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.
4548  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.
4549  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!
4550  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.
4551  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.
4552  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
4553  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.
4554  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.
4555  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.
4556  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?
4557  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: BSOD sh!tstorm on: November 19, 2010, 01:05:46 PM
Dunno. I just replaced my card entirely.
4558  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.
4559  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.
4560  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!
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