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5641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: September 17, 2009, 04:31:11 PM
I played through it 3 times already (gaining a Platinum trophy in the process), and I'm starting to feel the urge to play through it again. The only thing stopping me is that Uncharted 2 is coming out in only a month. It's just a very good game with combat that is dynamic and fun enough to play through several times, trying different things every time. It's also a relatively short game which means you can plow through it quickly if you know what you're doing.
5642  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC spontaneously rebooting on: September 17, 2009, 09:21:57 AM

Quote from: TheAtomicKid on September 17, 2009, 01:43:48 AM

It should not have been underpowered... 550 watts is plenty for a gaming system and one video card, even a 275.

Actually, 650W and above is recommended for the Geforce 8 series and higher.
5643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Scribblenauts on: September 16, 2009, 03:51:54 PM
But these aren't words that are powerful or even useful! There's way WAY too many words in this game for a few dozen in this thread to be considered spoilery.
5644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Scribblenauts on: September 16, 2009, 02:54:22 PM
Why is everyone using spoilers to hide which words you've been typing? These things are listed in your average thesaurus, people! It'd be more logical to just spoiler the effects of the words. smile
5645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need for Speed: Shift on: September 16, 2009, 12:28:30 PM
I'm starting to get interested in this game, but I'd prefer to buy it online. The problem is that it doesn't look like Steam is getting it, and Direct2Drive will only sell to the US, UK, and EU areas, while I'm in Norway. Argh! I hate dealing with DVDs for games.
5646  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Opera issue: animated gifs not working on: September 16, 2009, 08:34:09 AM
F12 -> Enable animated Images.

I love Opera. smile

Edit: If that doesn't help you could also check your site preferences. Opera allows you to set up individual settings for each web page you visit. Right click an empty area on the site and choose Edit Site Preferences. From there you can go to the Content tab to toggle the animated images for that site on or off.
5647  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC spontaneously rebooting on: September 16, 2009, 08:32:53 AM
It's either a faulty power supply or an overheating issue. I'd check the latter first, particularly since this happens after prolonged gaming sessions. Make sure the case is getting enough air circulation. Vacuum the inside if you can, and particularly the fans as dust may gather up in massive quantities inside them. You could also try moving PCI cards away from each other and (particularly) the graphics card if there's room. Another alternative is to check if you can remote control your fan speeds through software. If so you can run software that will automatically adjust fan speed based on CPU and GPU temperatures.
5648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 14, 2009, 11:19:35 PM
Neat tip when using spoiler tags: Add some text before the tag so people will know whether or not it will spoil something they haven't seen. A lone spoiler tag tells you nothing until you click it, and then it's too late.
5649  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk returns.... on: September 14, 2009, 08:47:22 PM
I guess the minis still aren't pre-painted? I just haven't got the time to paint dozens of minis for one single game these days.
5650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 14, 2009, 08:40:18 PM
About Poison Ivy:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I had a really hard time with her until I realized I could fire my batarangs at her without aiming. If I tried to aim, I would be hit by the fireballs. If I just fired without aiming, I could dodge them with ease. The fight got MUCH easier once I realized this.
5651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 14, 2009, 04:31:20 AM

Quote from: crumsteel on September 13, 2009, 11:31:59 PM

Beat the game today. What a great ride, not have I been that in to a game since bioshock. I only got 65% but I am happy with that. I don't feel a need to try and solve all the riddles or do the challenges - the game and story it self was great.

The riddles are part of the story, and in a very satisfying way. You'll see what I mean if you get them all. smile
5652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: inFamous or KillZone 2 on: September 14, 2009, 04:30:15 AM
I thought Prototype was WAY better than Infamous (which annoyed me from start to end), so my vote goes to KZ2.
5653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Org Behavior on: September 10, 2009, 04:17:59 PM
Thank You For Smoking.
5654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Org Behavior on: September 10, 2009, 02:39:25 PM
The Firm?
5655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Live Action TV Series begins casting on: September 09, 2009, 06:42:32 AM
You should all read the Wikipedia page for the series.

There aren't going to be any jedi or sith (though they'll be mentioned), and the tone of the show will be mature. Battlestar Galactica and Firefly have been cited as influences.
5656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves revealed! on: September 09, 2009, 06:36:13 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 09, 2009, 01:24:44 AM

They just did a poor job of training the player to deal with this situation.  It became trial and error along with timing.

They should have had recorded dialog of Nate talking to himself, telling himself to "wait for it... wait for it... move!" etc... Which would have help clue the player into what was going on.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I disagree strongly. The shooting of the boxes had happened all the way throughout the final level, so you should have been prepared for him to destroy your cover. From experience you would also know he'd need to reload, giving you time to get closer. The final QTE was just the Brutal Combo that you *should* have been using numerous times throughout the game, and it IS the most natural thing to do when you run up next to him, so most people might have just hit those keys anyway. I think I completed that sequence on the second attempt, using the first attempt to realize I'd get shot if I stood up too early.
5657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Case of Swine Flu confirmed at PAX on: September 08, 2009, 08:13:58 PM
Man, the hysteria regarding swine flu is absurd. It's actually less dangerous than the regular flu, yet nobody would post a thread about someone at PAX having that, would they?
5658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves revealed! on: September 08, 2009, 08:11:50 PM
Yeah, the boss fight is actually about getting to the boss in the first place. Once you're next to him, he's toast. It suits the game perfectly, as a prolonged boss battle would feel out of place.
5659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves revealed! on: September 08, 2009, 05:27:24 AM
Tastes differ, I guess. I loved the way they did the ending. Without spoiling anything, all you have to do is a button combination you should have done many times throughout the game during regular fights, and that's that. The game doesn't cheapen the experience with this either, as there's plenty of normal fighting against the boss and his minions before the QTE.
5660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 07, 2009, 12:03:45 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 07, 2009, 11:43:58 AM

we already have random encounters.

No we don't. There are no random encounters in Arkham Asylum.
5661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Freespace series on: September 07, 2009, 04:27:15 AM
You might want to run the mod that lets you play Freespace 1 as a mod to Freespace 2 instead. Lets you get the advantages of the improved engine.
5662  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO - State of the game on: September 04, 2009, 06:37:20 PM
It's a bit disappointing in that this means we probably won't see Rohan for another year, while what we get instead is only slightly larger than one of the patches we were used to last year, but this time we have to pay for it. It doesn't help that the developers have repeatedly hinted that Dol Guldur and Southern Mirkwood would be a free update.

Turbine built up a lot of goodwill with how they handled the first year after LOTRO's launch. I hope this isn't a sign of their new direction.
5663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 04, 2009, 12:53:49 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 04, 2009, 12:16:56 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 04, 2009, 05:27:31 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 04, 2009, 04:59:46 AM

Quote from: warning on September 04, 2009, 04:47:34 AM

Man.  Does it seem like the guy who does Spike's voice from Cowboy Bebop does the voice for every third character you meet?

speaking of voices, looking at the IMDB cast list there are parts listed that I don't remember being in the game, like:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Richard Moll as Two Face/Harvey Dent and Efrem Zimbalist Jr as Alfred Pennyworth.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I mentioned Harvey Dent's voice casting earlier in this thread. I expect that the first DLC for the game will have us fighting Harvey in Gotham City while Alfred provides support over the comlink. They've probably already finished the voices along with the rest of the main game.

They were both the voices for the same characters in the animated series.  There may have been some cutting/pasting going on with the IMDB listing.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I doubt it. Particularly since Batman leaves to fight Harvey Dent in the end, clearly leading into an expansion or DLC adventure.
5664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 04, 2009, 05:27:31 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 04, 2009, 04:59:46 AM

Quote from: warning on September 04, 2009, 04:47:34 AM

Man.  Does it seem like the guy who does Spike's voice from Cowboy Bebop does the voice for every third character you meet?

speaking of voices, looking at the IMDB cast list there are parts listed that I don't remember being in the game, like:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Richard Moll as Two Face/Harvey Dent and Efrem Zimbalist Jr as Alfred Pennyworth.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I mentioned Harvey Dent's voice casting earlier in this thread. I expect that the first DLC for the game will have us fighting Harvey in Gotham City while Alfred provides support over the comlink. They've probably already finished the voices along with the rest of the main game.
5665  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: September 02, 2009, 07:50:18 PM
October 22nd, from what I can see.
5666  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Champions Online Open Beta impressions (starting Aug. 17) on: September 02, 2009, 06:21:30 PM
It's not an actual item, just an extra costume part under the Back header. Go to the costume designer to see it. It's got its own section in the upper right of the menus.

This all assumes you've actually registered your preorder key first though.
5667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starting casting on: September 02, 2009, 04:35:45 AM
Huh, that was unexpected. I hope she's prepared to be naked on screen... a lot.
5668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 01, 2009, 05:18:52 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 01, 2009, 05:15:30 PM

That would be Wally Wingert, accomplished voice actor going back to The Secret of Monkey Island in 1990.

That's extra impressive considering Monkey Island had no voice actors.

Psst, read the IMDB list more closely next time. slywink
5669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Freespace series on: September 01, 2009, 04:08:30 PM
Considering I played through them with a mouse and keyboard combination, I'd say they're definitely playable that way. I'd still recommend getting a force-feedback joystick though, if nothing else just to feel the afterburner and the kickback from your missiles.
5670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: September 01, 2009, 12:19:13 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 01, 2009, 11:15:21 AM

did you hear the Riddler tape with the Riddle about the baby!!! icon_eek

- That's horrible! How can you even joke about something like that?
- Easy. It's not my baby.

Best tape in the whole game. The actor who does the Riddler obviously goes for the Jim Carrey style of voice, but it works very well.
5671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War III teaser video on: September 01, 2009, 11:02:38 AM
I never played either game, so this is a certain buy for me. A friend of mine has been insisting that I try the GoW series for a while, so this is my chance.
5672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lost] Does it make sense? on: September 01, 2009, 04:45:59 AM
"The Constant" is also the worst episode in that it made fans who don't understand what's happening in the series explain every mystery with "this happened because that person is that different person's constant!". You can barely find a theory discussion at Lostpedia that doesn't involve a sentence like that.
5673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War III teaser video on: August 31, 2009, 07:50:42 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 31, 2009, 07:34:43 PM

I wish I hadn't played these on my BC PS3 now, in a way.  Although I doubt I would have finished them in time for #3.

HAH! There's your punishment for having bought one of those fancy PS3s when they were new and hot. Those of us who were smart or cheap enough to wait get the last laugh, muahahaha!

*wanders off to cry in a corner*  crybaby
5674  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lost] Does it make sense? on: August 31, 2009, 01:27:01 PM
Season 6 is the final one, but it doesn't air until February next year. Season 5 is as far as we have come by now, but by that season the show went into complete answer-mode instead of presenting new questions all the time. Only a few core mysteries remain now.
5675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 31, 2009, 01:24:13 PM
You might as well speak Greek to me when talking about a 360-controller. I'm on the PS3.
5676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lost] Does it make sense? on: August 31, 2009, 01:10:45 PM
How far into the show are you? Around the middle of season 3 the first hints should start to drop about what's actually going on, and they'll get stronger towards the end of season 4, while season 5 spells it out in big, bold letters.

It's not a dream. It's not Hell. It's not Purgatory. Dismiss the spiritual and keep an open mind. Your questions will get answered. smile

5677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 31, 2009, 01:05:30 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 31, 2009, 12:42:21 PM

Right now my moves list is still very limited, but still...Tips for keeping a combo going?

Try jumping instead of parrying?

Don't worry too much about combos while playing the story mode. You'll have plenty of opportunities for massive combos once you start dealing with the challenge mode.
5678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need evidence that PC gaming isn't dead on: August 31, 2009, 08:16:45 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on August 31, 2009, 07:55:48 AM

And when powerful consoles don't break down every few months.

Well, the PS3 is pretty stable, so I'd trust it more than a PC when it comes to reliability.

I've almost completely stopped using my PC for games other than MMORPGs after I got my PS3. There are many reasons for this, but I find the most compelling one is that I don't want to play a game on the PC when I can play it on my PS3 and earn trophies. Yes, I'm a trophy whore.
5679  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dark Sun is coming back! on: August 30, 2009, 08:55:27 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on August 30, 2009, 08:17:32 PM

I'm excited. I just hope it's earlier in 2k10 than later.

Well... PHB3 needs to be released first (Dark Sun relies heavily on material from it, considering it uses psionics), so it can't be any earlier than that at least. My money is on late 2010.
5680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 29, 2009, 07:51:13 PM
Having finished the game, I now know what the next piece of DLC will be for this game. Only read this if you've finished the game:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Batman vs Harvey Dent in Arkham. If you check the IMDB page for the game, you'll see a voice actor for harvey Dent/Two-Face even though he doesn't appear in the game (as far as I know). This seems to indicate that they've already recorded the dialogue for the DLC.
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