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1041  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Official 2010 American Idol Thread on: January 13, 2010, 08:53:04 PM
Too early of course to make any impressions except that Victoria Beckham is a stick!  When Kara falshed us during the finals to show up bikini girl you could tell she was in great shape but how much skinner did Becks look?  Too skinny I'd say. 

I like the stories since that keys me in that I need to stop fast forwarding the DVR and maybe listen to the audition, I have no need to hear the crazy deluded ones screech out a terrible song.
1042  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats your anagram name? on: January 12, 2010, 05:47:58 PM
Only one seemed to be a candidate for a forum name

Flickering Id

1043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Poll] How many times has your Xbox 360 died? on: January 12, 2010, 05:41:59 PM
Launch unit was lunch after 4 months but the replacement (it was a new unit since I had a warranty from the store I bought it from for replacement) is still going strong aside from the misc disc read errors I'm getting now.
1044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: January 12, 2010, 05:37:02 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 12, 2010, 04:45:59 PM

Terminal, Highrise and Skidrow are my least favorites strictly due to their imbalances.  Whoever designed Highrise needs to be shot.  They made it so you can shoot into starting spawns from starting spawns and that's just horrible design.   Terminal and Skidrow (SR more than Term) are bad because of the ability to completely lock down the map from one side that is vastly better than the other tactically.  A competent group camping the outside in terminal can contain the enemy to inside the building and wreck havok.  On Skidrow the loading dock side can be locked down by 3 good players, two in some cases depending on the other team's skill. 

In a game where we had GT'rs on both sides Kato and I were able to hold that half of the map just the two of us and maps really shouldn't be that easily containable.

Rundown has the potential to be locked to one side or the other, but neither side is hands down easier to do so and that doesn't bother me as much. 

Invasion is really nasty if you can get your team to hole up on the embassy side of things, but otherwise is a pretty balanced map imo.

Forget balance I hate Wastelands because I can't see anyone!  I struggle trying to find someone to shoot even if I'm looking at the minimap for red dots, if I head over to one chances are they see me coming and cap me first.  I'm also guilty of looking at a spot on the map thinking "Hey is that a bush or a player?  BOOM! KILLCAM!! oh it was a sniper."   It would be fun to see a persons kills/deaths per each map, I'm sure Wasteland is my worst map by far.
1045  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck vs. Season 3 - Mondays 8/7C on NBC. on: January 12, 2010, 05:24:52 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on January 12, 2010, 04:33:39 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
Holy crap - the end of last night's episode... eek

And then... ruined by the teaser for next week.

My thoughts exactly
1046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: January 12, 2010, 02:13:38 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 11, 2010, 09:02:05 PM

Wow...must have been great if it caused you to post for the first time in 9 months.

It was pretty funny during the times I didn't have CSL muted, that NYguy dude was livid and it probably didn't help we copied his clan tag among other mischief.

On a side note I really can't play in a team of Hark/CSL/Calvin/Notbob (hehe)/Jarrod/Kato etc...  I find I can't find kills fast enough as any unskilled player is downed quickly by the power team and the skilled players on the other team destroy me so fast.  Last night I had a match were I was 0 0 and 4 and another one where I also didn't get a kill.  Add that to many other matches where I only managed 1-3 kills and it's time for me to either bail out to FFA where I sometimes even win a match (it's true I tell you) or try get a 10 foot tall shoe gun wielding amazon to turn her hair into a dragon that eats angels.
1047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: December 23, 2009, 11:04:27 PM
Is that what it was Romy?  (p.s. I'm OtterChaos on XBL)  I use the X4's which are pretty similar I would think and in MW2 they work fine until the batteries get low and then I can't chat with them but I can still hear others chatting, a change of batts and I'm good to go again.  Now in Forza3 I cannot use them for chatting while using the Microsoft wheel, I have to plug in the standard xbox communicator and I've never been able to figure out why.  Perhaps it's time to search the interwebs for solutions.
1048  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Movie/Book/Album/Whatever of the Aughts: what's yours? on: December 22, 2009, 06:29:35 PM

Book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Movie: LOTR series

TV: Big Bang Theory

Music:  Not a big music guy so no selection from me.
1049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 20, 2009, 07:17:31 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 18, 2009, 05:26:32 PM

Quote from: skystride on December 18, 2009, 05:02:15 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 18, 2009, 04:14:00 PM

Some nights have a more social feel

So MW2 is just a glorified chat room for you huh?  And they make fun of us MMO fans ninja

I hear there's some kind of game that can be played in between socializing as well.  Kind of like an interactive chat room where you can shoot at the people who may not agree with your casserole recipe.

Sounds like this game needs Hush-a-Boom technology (tm Better off Ted)
1050  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Better Off Ted on: December 19, 2009, 12:51:02 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 18, 2009, 12:33:09 AM

So Better Off Ted has been back for a couple of weeks now, and it's doing terribly in the ratings.

Please watch this show!!  It's extremely funny.

That's sad to hear, I love the show and Portia De Rossi is fantastic in her role.  I hope the ratings improve soon.
1051  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 17, 2009, 06:14:12 PM
I do play some pickup FFA games in order to complete challenges (working on FMJ kills for the ACR at the moment) and usually have a k/d ratio of close to 1.  When I get a chance to join in with the GT'ers in TDM I will see scores like 2 kills/15 deaths over and over and as Hark pointed out my usual accolade is "Most time spent watching kill cams" so why do I enjoy those games more?  The social aspect is a big draw and it's fun to listen to everyone talk during the match, I try not to complain much but sometimes I feel like I've unlocked Complainer Pro and am using it as my 4th perk.  Calling out where I got shot from is one useful service I can provide and the occasional anti-air kill helps out too.  This is a bit different than denog's issues though since I have Hark and Kato and Calvin etc. to pick up the kills and we stand a chance of winning the match, I should look at my stats for match wins as I believe I have more wins than losses even with an overall k/d of .55 or so.  If I'm getting my butt kicked all over the place in a pickup game then I won't stick around, it really isn't that much fun when one player has a much higher skill level and calls in chopper gunners/AC-130's map after map.  Oh and one last thing about sucking, I have the 8-ball emblem and those uber players will never get it muhahaha! (You probably earn it for having 100 accolades for "Most time watching kill cams" but I'm not sure).
1052  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [12/15] Amazon Gold Box: Assassin's Creed II 34% off on: December 15, 2009, 09:27:43 PM
And I had a $10 promotional credit to use as well so it was $29.78 with free prime shipping, thanks for posting this.
1053  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I finally understand the hate for the Sci Fi channel.... on: December 11, 2009, 08:58:59 PM
I wanted to watch Farscape on DVD but the discs were oh so expensive when they were released originally.  I see now that Amazon has the complete series for $58 so I may give it a shot.
1054  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 10, 2009, 09:27:49 PM

Quote from: Chaz on December 10, 2009, 08:31:47 PM

Okay, so after sleeping on it, I might still be on occasionally, since lots of office buddies play regularly.  But I'm definitely done playing with randoms.

I have all the same issues you do when trying to play this game but actually I've found playing random matches of Free For All to be a way of getting kills and exp.  I will check the experience levels of the players I'm matched up with and bail if there is a prestige player or two in the group but in most cases I get a pretty decent spread of players.  FFA works for me since I can shoot at anyone I manage to see unlike our TDM matches where if I see someone its either a) a teammate on a killing spree or b) an enemy looking right at me about to shoot me in the face or c) an enemy who accidentally stuck his head out into view and is about to be killed by one of my teammates.  I've accepted the fact that in TDM with GT'ers I may only get 3 kills a match but when I need a break from that then random FFA is my choice.  Still I do like playing with GT'ers since there is communication within the group and it is much more fun to be able to chat with the others.  I did have a FFA match that papasmurf joined in on and that was fun to chat while playing and I can't not mention that even though he kicked my ass all over the map I got a sweet final stand kill on him with a kinetic grenade to the crotch, much fun ensued.    
1055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 07, 2009, 11:23:22 AM
I'm up to 15 FMJ kills with the SCAR so far and the secret for me is to just join a random group on XBL.  When I play with the GT'ers I rarely get more than 4-5 kills/match and usually it's lower than that, on a random group that XBL matches me up with I have had upwards of 12 kills with an average of probably 6 or so.  Now that isn't to say I won't join the GT'ers in action, I'll still do that but I won't be so reluctant to join a pickup group when nothing else is available.  I just unlocked the M16 and I'm liking it a lot so far, easy recoil and good damage as well and I'll probably use it for most maps that don't have lots of FMJ opportunities to level it up.
1056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 07, 2009, 05:00:14 AM

Quote from: Chaz on December 07, 2009, 04:12:00 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 07, 2009, 04:08:11 AM

scar with extended mags is excellent and the only gun so far that is worth the fmj challenge

Yeah right, like I'm ever gonna get enough kills to get to extended mags, penetration or no.   icon_biggrin

I did have one awesome round on Quarry TDM.  Most of my team went around by the tube o' death at the start, but I went up the opposite side of the map.  I snuck into the top floor of one of the garages and took down five of them in no time.  I would've gotten more if I'd had my silencer. 

I actually managed to get the predator missile two or three times.  Of course, once was about five seconds before the match ended, so I didn't get to use it.   crybaby

I've gotten 3 FMJ kills so far!!  Only 37 more to go which at the rate I kill opponents should see me complete this challenge sometime in 2012. 
1057  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 01, 2009, 10:30:52 PM

Quote from: Roman on December 01, 2009, 08:36:36 PM

Ditto for OtterChaos and I'm almost always on the bottom of the score table, I think my k/d is something like .33 so easy points if I'm on the other side.

Exactly my thoughts the other day. I was 'fortunate' enough on Sunday night to have joined the party but there were no spots left on Harks list so I was punted to the other team. I think you and I were both on the 'bad guys' team and we were handed a beating match after match. My KD plummeted from the kelvin scale of .69 to .65 at the end.... crybaby

It was actually kind of commical to hear our team complain about the kills they were subjected to and we had to reinforce the point that they were not cheating - they were just really really really good. I actually remember a mass exodus of players off the list after once match.

Ah good times. But lesson learned - I will never again be on the other team against this crew - too bruising for my online ego  icon_lol


Well I know I suck so my k/d ratio isn't that important to me.  I actually like being on the other team because 1) I'm not being killed by some random trash talking 13 year old, 2) When I do manage a kill it is fun to see who I managed to get and 3) I'm not hurting the team with my usual score of 3 kills/11 deaths. Oh and 4) I've yet to be on the other side of the javelin glitch.
1058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 01, 2009, 08:19:57 PM

Quote from: Roman on December 01, 2009, 08:16:07 PM

I have yet to play with everyone here on GT though. One day I need to find a way to get myself invited.

Send me a friend request to: RomyBolognaPony and I will be more than happy to accept and will certainly invite you into the game the next time I am online with the rest of the GT crew.

Ditto for OtterChaos and I'm almost always on the bottom of the score table, I think my k/d is something like .33 so easy points if I'm on the other side.
1059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: December 01, 2009, 08:18:25 PM

Quote from: Owain on December 01, 2009, 03:34:33 PM

Hopefully they get most if not all of the bugs/glitches fixed within the next few weeks.  With the class setup that Harkonis showed me last night,  I am not sure I will be able to resist the temptation of using it against the legions of MW2 noobs.  That one they really need to fix ASAP.   I actually had groups of people running away from me at points last night.

It was hilarious to watch that build in action but I wouldn't have liked to be on the OpFor, I'm surprised some players hung around for multiple matches after seeing that.
1060  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car crash on: November 27, 2009, 09:21:57 PM
So its not only on the golf course that he loses his drives to the left!
1061  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Thankful for the Geezers- Thanksgiving Edition on: November 25, 2009, 10:45:24 PM
I don't think I'll be around to provide easy xp for you guys as I'm working both Thurs and Fri (10:30pm to 6:30am) but hey you never know, I might get some time to play. 
1062  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Glee on: November 24, 2009, 10:35:24 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 24, 2009, 10:07:28 PM

I'm waiting for the big finale when Hiro comes to save his sweet sweet Charlie, only to find she's in love with Mr. Schuster  Tongue 

Speaking of her, the dual schoolgirl crush sequence was just fantastic.

Nice pop culture memory there!  I was wondering where I had seen her before.  And I agree the mash up song sequence was terrific.  I notice the coach isn't featured much along with the not so preggers wife so maybe they are adjusting the story lines, having said that, no Sue in the last episode either and no way they are writing her out.
1063  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 23, 2009, 11:39:16 PM
I kinda like being OpFor against you guys, it makes my deaths more fun and the kills, well let me tell you getting a kill on one of the regulars makes me laugh.  I hope the chat on the other team is cursing dying to the Otter who rarely can even be pointing in the right direction  ninja.  I think I may have even killed Hark once and Kato wandered into my sights the other night, much fun.  Wonderpug gave me a great tip, after I had finally unlocked the scrambler and put it in my kit, it turns out scrambling a nearby signal just makes them aware I'm close and ready to die, sheesh all that work for nothing.  Thanks for the info Wonder, I got rid of that thing right away.
1064  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 21, 2009, 10:33:38 AM
Well I have to take back my doomsayer post eariler in this thread, I just spent many hours playing with GT'ers and friends and it was really a blast.  My style is to move slow and die quick, every once in awhile an enemy will take pity on me and fail to finish me off with one shot thus allowing me a few meager kills.  I must say the the Afghan map with Hark sporting a shield did net me most of my kills, the tango's would target him and I'd come along and pop em, very fun.  I actually had a few games where my kills exceeded my deaths but those were pretty far in between, I have no idea what my k/d ratio is at the moment, probably 0.11 or something like that.
1065  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: CoD Modern Warfare (360 version) and now off the market on: November 21, 2009, 03:04:16 AM
Well after getting some time in with some GT'ers I've decided to keep the game for now.
1066  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [COD:MW2 11/13/09] Fri the 13th: The Return of Jason...I mean GEEZERS GONE WILD! on: November 20, 2009, 11:00:28 PM
I know I am sellilng my copy of MW2 and I'm kinda not into the whole MP thing much but since I still have my copy of the game and nothing to do on Friday nite I figure I may try to play.  If anyone wants to invite OtterChaos into a game for easy frags I'd appreciate it.
1067  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, what Call of Duty would you like next? on: November 20, 2009, 06:57:11 PM
I'd like to see a CoD-Tank warfare game.  Rather than being a grunt you can control tanks/Helicopters/APCs etc.  In other words at M1 Tank Platoon game with multiplayer added in.
1068  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: CoD Modern Warfare (360 version) new price on: November 20, 2009, 05:10:47 PM
New lower price in original post.
1069  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: CoD Modern Warfare on: November 19, 2009, 01:08:06 PM
Ooops sorry it is the 360 version of the game
1070  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 19, 2009, 06:57:43 AM
Well I'm just not getting any good vibe with this game so I've put it up for sale after 15 minutes and one MP session.  I realized that while you are all planning load outs and kill streak perks and other arcane stuff, I'm just spawning in a location, stumbling around and then dying.  In other words it is the exact same game as the last one for me, there is no way I'm going to spend the time to advance past the beginner stage so all the enhancements and tactics are wasted on me.  Best of luck on those Geezer nites eh?  I'm not even a Geezer anymore, just a "Hey you kids! Get off of my lawn!!" stick in the mud.
1071  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / CoD Modern Warfare (360 version) and now off the market on: November 19, 2009, 06:52:23 AM
Just not into the whole MP thing anymore so this is up for sale $40 shipped in CONUS.  The game was played for like 15 minutes and everything is in perfect condition.

***Updated Sorry all, having some fun with this title at the moment so it's staying with me****

1072  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 19, 2009, 01:57:26 AM
Ok just jumped in for a quick MP game, I'm surprised I got 2 kills but not at all surprised I managed to die 8 times as well that should be a great k/d ratio for me to build on.
1073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 19, 2009, 01:41:51 AM
Well just fired up the game and started a private MP game so I could look around a couple of maps.  Just for fun on the airport level I decided I would shoot any plants that I ran across for aiming practice and it reminded me again of why I don't buy these games, I can't even hit a stationary plant when I'm only a few yards away.  I'm hesitant to join an open game but I may decide to get my feet wet and give others some easy kills.  Dragon Age is calling me though so I'm not sure how long I'll last in MP.
1074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pick my new Gamertag on: November 18, 2009, 03:50:57 AM



1075  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 17, 2009, 04:28:32 PM
I have no idea why I bought the game, I'm just another member of the cannon fodder crew when playing FPS's but look for OtterChaos to make a return to XBL tonight or tomorrow. k/d ratios across the GT crew should skyrocket when I'm spazing around the map.
1076  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Official 2009 American Idol Thread on: September 11, 2009, 06:59:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 10, 2009, 07:22:32 PM

Quote from: Toe on September 10, 2009, 05:37:21 PM

Quote from: Moliere on September 10, 2009, 01:23:32 PM

Entertaining in her incompetence to properly judge a singer's talent.

She can't be any more incompetent than a drugged-up ex-cheerleader.

at least the drugged up ex cheerleader was hittable.

So Bikini Girl from last season would be a good choice then? 
1077  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a good diet coke alternative? on: September 05, 2009, 06:54:27 PM
I like pomegranate juice diluted half and half (or more) with water.  Not zero cal but by diluting the stuff it cuts the calories down.  I had been drinking Coke Zero but when I realized I was going through almost 2 liters a day of it I decided to swear off the sodas diet or otherwise.  Costco sells some other antioxidant style drinks (I like the Rooibos tea ones) that I also use by cutting them with water which I actually find better than the full strength liquid.  They list an 8 oz serving as having 70 cals with 16 grams of sugars so even straight up its probably better than a full calorie soda.  One surprising thing I noted is that I'm not drinking near as much of this stuff compared to my Coke Zero habit, I usually drink less than one liter of the diluted stuff a day so say 140 calories in all.
1078  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: August 23, 2009, 05:40:21 PM
I've had another lock up, I'll put the details in a spoiler since it happened after I got some other stuff

Spoiler for Hiden:
I have the power armor and when I was in an outside area I tried a slam attack, the one where you jump up and then hit a button on the controller to create a smash upon landing.  I did this and landed right on top of a solider at which point the game just froze, had to exit the game completely to get out of it.

All in all the game is working very well for me, only the once hiccup above and the leaderboard issues, well worth the points spent.
1079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: August 21, 2009, 06:37:39 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 21, 2009, 04:20:51 PM

I meant to ask...does anyone have issues with the game seeming to go into lalaland when you try to pull up the leaderboards and sort by Friends?

Yes, that happened to me while looking at leaderboards.
1080  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sad day on: July 31, 2009, 04:43:31 PM
Sending best wishes that they come home safe.
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