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5561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Someone needs to tell my boss he's doing it wrong on: January 23, 2010, 11:07:43 PM
Speaking of hand-dryers that use hot air, I read that they are way, WAY worse than paper towels when it comes to fighting germs. The hot air only moves the germs around on your hands, while the towel will actually wipe most of them off. It's the same with washing your hands without soap, even with hot water.
5562  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Someone needs to tell my boss he's doing it wrong on: January 23, 2010, 05:36:31 PM
People who don't wash their hands after urinating are idiots, pure and simple. "Urine is sterile", they'll say. Yeah, but the doorknob which you used twice (times two if you entered a stall), the toilet paper and the flusher are not. Your hands aren't exactly clean before entering either. Even if you insist that you're not getting any bacteria on your hands during a toilet visit, wash your hands anyway just to get rid of the bacteria from your desk, your keyboard, your mouse, your food, your car, your ass when you last scratched it, and so on.

I think less of people who don't wash their hands.
5563  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ok I changed my mind - Sony sucks :( on: January 23, 2010, 04:41:15 PM
The newest firmware update lets you copy all save games, even the copy protected ones. Did it arrive too late for you to use it?
5564  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: January 23, 2010, 11:19:58 AM

Quote from: Eightball on January 23, 2010, 03:14:55 AM

Quote from: Razgon on January 21, 2010, 01:15:46 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 21, 2010, 01:11:24 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 21, 2010, 12:56:03 PM

If they had gone the M&B way and wanted 10 bucks, I'd be happy to shell that out - but, those prices are way too crazy for me to even think about it.

Oh? The cheapest preorder is $19.85. That's 105 DKK with our current exchange rates. I bet you spend more on your Saturday dinners. smile

so true - its not that much, but its still money where I have no guarentee at all I will get anything from my money. I know I WILL get my saturday dinner though ;-)

105 DKK won't get you much of a dinner in Copehagen...

True, true. I was talking about home-made dinner. smile
5565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ronon Dex to play Conan on: January 22, 2010, 06:09:48 PM

Quote from: Kagath on January 22, 2010, 05:45:53 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on January 22, 2010, 04:33:00 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 22, 2010, 02:23:00 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 22, 2010, 02:05:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 22, 2010, 10:31:09 AM

I have trouble picturing him as Conan, but it could be cool too see The Ram play his dad!

Is the story earlier Conan? Conan was a thief, not a freakin tank. Arnold was way too big for the role IMO.

In the novels Conan's huge muscles are described often and in detail.

i didn't know that Conan was a gay story....... Roll Eyes
I'm sure you could read it that way if it's your thing.

And that's actually not a joke either. Robert E. Howard spends quite some time describing the bodies of both Conan and those he meet (mostly beautiful women).
5566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ronon Dex to play Conan on: January 22, 2010, 02:23:00 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 22, 2010, 02:05:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 22, 2010, 10:31:09 AM

I have trouble picturing him as Conan, but it could be cool too see The Ram play his dad!

Is the story earlier Conan? Conan was a thief, not a freakin tank. Arnold was way too big for the role IMO.

In the novels Conan's huge muscles are described often and in detail.
5567  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ronon Dex to play Conan on: January 22, 2010, 01:50:23 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 22, 2010, 12:52:38 PM

what do you mean, hopefully??!

I mean that only the pilot has been greenlit by HBO so far. There's no guarantee that they'll agree to create more than that episode, though it's unlikely that they won't.
5568  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ronon Dex to play Conan on: January 22, 2010, 10:41:59 AM
Interesting. This is the same guy that plays Khal Drogo in the (hopefully) upcoming Game of Thrones TV series, btw.
5569  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Achievement whoring on the 360... on: January 22, 2010, 07:14:57 AM
With 9 platinum trophies on the PS3, you could say I'm a trophy whore. smile I go for platinum on games where I enjoy the trophies (or where they are so easy that it would be a crime to skip them, such as with Terminator Salvation and Alone in the Dark), so I do enjoy the process. There's the occasional trophy hunt that will annoy me because it forces me to play a part of the game that I don't like as much as the rest (like the crypts in Assassin's Creed 2), but if I don't find myself enjoying the process, I'll just skip the whole thing.

Trophies have added a lot to my enjoyment of PS3-games though. Games like Uncharted 1 & 2 lasted a lot longer with trophies than they would have without them, and they made me play through the games on Crushing difficulty, something I otherwise wouldn't have done. It's a very satisfying experience.
5570  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: January 21, 2010, 05:29:47 PM

Quote from: morlac on January 21, 2010, 04:52:59 PM

Do they even have a back up plan? 

They seem to have had only one plan initially: To get an investor. When the pre-order method was suggested to them they realized that they could use this to retain control of the franchise. If pre-orders go well (and they seem to), they won't need an investor at all.
5571  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: January 21, 2010, 03:14:35 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 21, 2010, 02:50:56 PM

How do you calculate this having a higher chance of succes, than anything else? Basically, we have a company which has admitted they need money, and they seem to operate like a true developer house, i.e. costing LOADS of money. And they ask the potential buyers to purchase the game now??

How are they going to make ANY money? I dont get this scheme...

They are 6 developers who work for cheap. I can't imagine many other big expense posts in their budget. Marketing is probably non-existent and based on word of mouth. It's not an easy way to develop a game, but their pre-orders make it much easier.

I've been in the same situation myself, leading a 4-man development team for an indie game. We never achieved our goal, but we did manage to keep development going for 3 years with minimal amounts of money. Most of our time was spent on engine development. If we could have skipped that and gone straight to content development, reaching our goals would have been relatively easy.

I have faith in this project because they have clear goals, an experienced team (not only with general game development, but with the same engine and the same game genre), a fully working engine and a revenue stream that can let them avoid the problems an investor would cause.
5572  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Would you play a PVP'less MMO? on: January 21, 2010, 02:24:36 PM
I consider lack of PvP a plus in MMORPGs. It means the devs were able to focus their efforts on things that matter more to me as a player.
5573  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: January 21, 2010, 02:10:45 PM
These guys have a fully functioning, tried and tested engine though. An engine that has been used for exactly the same type of game before. They are probably able to jump almost immediately to content creation instead of spending months on getting the engine to behave.
5574  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? (Now with Impressions - starting on pg 2) on: January 21, 2010, 01:37:07 PM
The bards are easy to deal with. Just throw some money at the ground and they won't bother you. If you run into them, you will attract attention from suspicious guards, though if you quickly leave the area that won't be a problem.
5575  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: January 21, 2010, 01:11:24 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 21, 2010, 12:56:03 PM

If they had gone the M&B way and wanted 10 bucks, I'd be happy to shell that out - but, those prices are way too crazy for me to even think about it.

Oh? The cheapest preorder is $19.85. That's 105 DKK with our current exchange rates. I bet you spend more on your saturday dinners. smile
5576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: January 21, 2010, 12:50:07 PM
I forked out for the Legendary preorder (the $48 one). Considering the current exchange rates between Norwegian Kroner and USD it was cheap anyway, and I loved Titan Quest. I've also got a soft spot in my heart for indie developers, so I wanted to support this. Looking forward to trying the alpha whenever it's ready.
5577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? (Now with Impressions - starting on pg 2) on: January 21, 2010, 07:11:14 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on January 21, 2010, 12:03:23 AM

I just started this last night and made it to the point where I get the Altair's armor. 

That's not Altair's armor. You'll know what that is soon enough, but what you have is simply the assassin outfit.
5578  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 20, 2010, 10:33:30 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on January 20, 2010, 02:02:58 PM

[picture with lots of Legos]

That's pretty cool. Small Norwegian coastal villages actually look like that (well, without the Legos). I assume this is a picture from Legoland in Denmark?
5579  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online? on: January 20, 2010, 08:43:17 PM
Bethesda had better have a really solid plan on how to market this. By making the Elder Scrolls a MMORPG, they take away pretty much every single thing I enjoy about the series. Also, as a fantasy setting it's generic like hell and doesn't really separate itself from the crowd in any way.

Edit: Real time and MMO don't mix well? Are you saying that most MMORPGs today are turn-based? In that case you might want to look up the definition of that word. Tongue Every single MMORPG I've seen so far has been real time. Just because there's a pause between attacks doesn't change that. For example, many first-person shooters give you guns that need to be charged for a few seconds between each shot (often against bosses that also have large pauses between their attacks). That doesn't make those games turn-based, so why should it for MMORPGs? (Using "ticks" to synchronize timing between the server and the client doesn't count as turn-based either)
5580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Simple physics question on: January 20, 2010, 01:51:36 PM
Terminal velocity wasn't a part of what I was talking about. I was responding to this:

Quote
Im pretty sure mass is invovled-a feather doesnt accelerate the same as a bowling ball surely.
5581  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Simple physics question on: January 20, 2010, 12:36:24 PM
There's also absolutely no difference in how fast two objects will accelerate. If you dropped a feather and an iron ball in a vacuum, they'd both hit the floor at the same time. Under normal conditions a feather falls much slower because of air resistance.
5582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Half Life 2: Episode 3.... 2 years out? on: January 19, 2010, 08:06:54 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on January 19, 2010, 07:52:59 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 19, 2010, 05:26:38 PM

no Half Life games in 2010?  I'm really hoping they just misquoted the guy.

Maybe they decided to drop the episode concept considering it was taking so much time to develop that they decided to turn Episode 3 into HL3. That's my theory as to why it's taking so long.

About time. I consider the Half Life episodes to be the single greatest failure in episodic gaming so far. Yes, greater than even Sin Episodes. It's better to try and fail than to try and fail, then fail again for the exact same reasons. (I'm not talking about the quality of the episodes here, but merely the failure of providing the concept of episodic gaming in a satisfying form)

Valve didn't understand their own limitations, or this was all a case of the left hand having no clue what the right hand was doing.
5583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: January 18, 2010, 07:53:19 AM

Quote from: jersoc on January 18, 2010, 07:29:53 AM

So no, please don't give the "i dont give a shit" attitude because this is why games today are sucking ass and half finished.

You, sir, lack historical perspective. Your nostalgia is getting the best of you. Tongue
5584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/18) on: January 18, 2010, 07:26:52 AM
Nothing for me. Eagerly awaiting Mass Effect 2.
5585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers 3! 7-1-2011! on: January 16, 2010, 03:09:12 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on January 16, 2010, 02:29:27 PM

Isn't optimus ridiculously OP now?

He discarded his bonus loot after the climax in Transformers 2.
5586  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3 possible in 2010? on: January 16, 2010, 03:05:05 PM
Don't get your hopes up. It's not like the actors can just walk into the studio and record voiceovers for a few days and be done, like in other games. First they have to do casting, which is an involved process in this instance since Nolan North takes an active part in it. Then they have to record the cutscenes early enough in the process that the artists will have time to work with them. The basic movement that is recorded is only part of the process. Scenery has to be created, facial animations are manually created by the artists based on video recordings of the actors, etc. And then there's the voiceovers and recording movement for the characters during actual gameplay.

Nolan North will probably do a lot of stuff with Uncharted 3 this year, but we won't. I would be surprised to see the game before summer 2011.
5587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 Teaser and stuff! on: January 15, 2010, 07:05:00 AM

Quote from: Razgon on January 15, 2010, 06:56:48 AM

Yeah, it seems a LOT dumped down.

Dumbed down, raz. Dumbedicon_biggrin
5588  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Thing Prequel on: January 14, 2010, 09:01:30 AM

Quote from: heloder on January 14, 2010, 12:02:21 AM

Quote from: hepcat on January 13, 2010, 10:07:00 PM

the norwegians, if i remember correctly.

Nope. It was those crazy Swedes.

:b

Hey Sweden!

It actually was Norwegians. It's pointed out at several times in the movie and the helicopter has "Norge" written all over its said. Also, the guy who gets shot in the beginning speaks Norwegian (poorly. They got a non-native Norwegian to play the part). He says something to the effect of: "That's not a dog! It's some kind of thing!".
5589  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 5 release date to be ...EDIT:Delayed on: January 13, 2010, 07:04:53 PM
Need for Speed Shift is supposedly the closest you'll get that isn't 360-exclusive at the moment. It's a bit more sim than Grid is, but not much. It's got an awesome dashboard view though. smile
5590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 5 release date to be ...EDIT:Delayed on: January 13, 2010, 04:09:15 PM
Gran Turisimo Forever!
5591  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 Teaser and stuff! on: January 11, 2010, 05:12:37 PM
The second part of a trilogy usually ends with only a minor victory for the good guys, while the very real possibility of total defeat looms close on the horizon. It's a common literary technique. smile
5592  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: OpenGL vs. Direct X: fight! on: January 11, 2010, 05:09:26 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 11, 2010, 03:13:26 PM

The OpenGL vs Direct3D fight was over years ago and DX won. About the only game company that kept it around at least on the PC has been iD Software cause Carmack likes it.

Liked it is more like it. In recent years he has become a supporter of Direct3D as well.
5593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's cold! on: January 10, 2010, 08:19:16 PM

Quote from: Arclight on January 10, 2010, 07:35:27 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 10, 2010, 04:05:55 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on January 10, 2010, 03:25:00 PM

Wonder what this asshat is going to do now?

Wow, you really don't understand even a single thing about global warming, do you?


Do you see the irony in your post considering his handle?

Yes, I did. Doesn't need to mean anything though. I mean, I'm pretty straight for being named TiLT. Tongue
5594  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's cold! on: January 10, 2010, 04:05:55 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on January 10, 2010, 03:25:00 PM

Wonder what this asshat is going to do now?

Wow, you really don't understand even a single thing about global warming, do you?
5595  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: OpenGL vs. Direct X: fight! on: January 10, 2010, 10:45:24 AM
I've used both, though it's been a few years since I dabbled with OpenGL. I prefer Direct3D (it's not called DirectX any more after most of the technologies that were part of that package got obsoleted, such as DirectDraw, DirectPlay and DirectInput) for many reasons:

- It's easier to use and much, MUCH better documented.
- It's way better supported and updated regularly. Using OpenGL leaves you open to risks from lack of driver support, something that is very hard to test for.
- The 360 also uses a variation of Direct3D, which makes porting between PC and 360 relatively simple.
- Converting a Direct3D application to Mac is a breeze using 3rd party converters. Many large companies do this, and it only takes them anywhere from a few hours to a few days of extra work. Using OpenGL would bring the risk of using many months more development time because of the lack of support and documentation.
- No consoles support OpenGL in the first place.
- The Linux gamer market is so incredibly small that it's not worth risking the use of less supported technology to reach out to it.
- Much to the annoyance of Microsoft haters worldwide, Direct3D innovates while OpenGL imitates (at least at this point in their history. It used to be different, but times change).
- If you want to assemble a team of top-notch OpenGL programmers for a new game, you'll have a much, much smaller pool of applicants than if you were to use Direct3D programmers.

Sorry if this got a little incoherent. I'm suffering from the flu. Tongue
5596  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bat Boat gets rammed by whaling ships on: January 10, 2010, 09:48:13 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on January 10, 2010, 03:26:14 AM

Whales should not be hunted under any circumstance.

Why not? Do you have a rational reason why they shouldn't be hunted?

There are enough of them as long as the fishing isn't overdone. Japan isn't very good at regulating this, but they still have quotas. Norway regulates whale fishing very well, and the whale population here is in no danger. Also, whale meat is tasty (I've eaten it several times).
5597  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bat Boat gets rammed by whaling ships on: January 07, 2010, 10:20:52 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 07, 2010, 10:05:23 PM

Quote from: morlac on January 07, 2010, 04:46:18 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 07, 2010, 02:39:19 PM

Read the book The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals and you may have a different take on those people. 

Fill us in, I'm too lazy to read it.

Short summary: They're defending those who can't defend themselves.

None of the animals we hunt can defend themselves. So what? We're at the top of the food tree for a reason.
5598  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season on: January 07, 2010, 11:08:18 AM
That pic does reveal a few things about the season. Claire is back and Juliet is gone. The cast is standing in front of the ruins of a building bearing the Swan logo (the Hatch), which is where the Incident also happened. Locke remains important, though if they don't change things dramatically from the last season, he's not important in the way anyone thought he would be.
5599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bat Boat gets rammed by whaling ships on: January 07, 2010, 08:03:11 AM
According to a naval expert who studied the video here in Norway the smaller boat broke the rules for right of way and placed itself in front of the bigger boat, which was actually trying to avoid them.

Serves the fuckers right anyway. I have less than zero respect for eco-terrorists.
5600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's cold! on: January 07, 2010, 07:59:31 AM

Quote from: Clay on January 07, 2010, 12:28:47 AM

Hvor bor du? Jeg var (utvekslings)student på Toten Folkehøgskole i 94-95. Litt sør for Gjøvik. Etterpå fant jeg en norsk kone, men nå er vi skilt.

Nice! That's pretty flawless Norwegian! smile And to answer your question:

Jeg bor i Trondheim, landets tredje største by.
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