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2561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 08, 2009, 05:04:50 PM
Now your just showing off! smile 
2562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect game for the iPhone/iTouch on: May 07, 2009, 03:33:33 PM
You get to go to Tortuga!

  Perhaps I can run into Jack Sparrow!
2563  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3D Realms Shut Down? on: May 07, 2009, 02:26:41 PM
From the list

"World War II and the entire Manhattan Project. Yes, even the complete development of the atomic bomb took less time"
2564  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3D Realms Shut Down? on: May 07, 2009, 12:51:34 PM

Quote from: kathode on May 07, 2009, 02:56:16 AM

Duke Nukem wasn't their only business interest.  They were also essentially deal-makers for the Max Payne and Prey stuff.  They sold the Max Payne IP for something like $20 or 30 million.  Yeah Duke Nukem took forever (lol), but I believe they were funding it with their own money for the last several years.  This really sucks. They employed a lot of people.

I suppose it sucks for the people who lost their jobs but at some point even they must have thought "Gee my company hasn't produced anything in years and is just living off cash from sales of Max Payne...I wonder if that can go on forever?"

2565  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: TiVo Series 2 $75 O.B.O. on: May 06, 2009, 05:44:26 PM
Nope.  This one is as basic as can be.  There is actually a little guy in the box who quickly sketches the pictures. (imagine the flintstones) 

2566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 06, 2009, 03:40:32 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on May 06, 2009, 03:33:22 PM

And those companies will soon disappear now that W7 supports image burning natively.

Well Windows supports playing MP3s, video files, photo editing, word processing, and a lot of other stuff too but there is still a thriving market for 3rd party software.  If their burning support is to burning as wordpad is to text editing I will be getting some 3rd party software. 
2567  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: TiVo Series 2 best offer on: May 06, 2009, 03:12:48 PM
I want to get rid of the thing so send me an offer.


PM me if interested.
2568  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Apple looking to buy EA? on: May 06, 2009, 03:10:17 PM

Quote from: Maggot on May 06, 2009, 12:19:03 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on May 06, 2009, 12:17:36 PM


So you've never owned an Apple product, I take it?

Oh i have, i had a ipod (overpriced and bad sound quality) and my family used to have macs (do i need to say more ?) and i havent owned a iphone but i played around with one, seems like it falls under the same category as ipod (overpriced and not as good as much cheaper stuff out there).


To each their own.  I have an iPhone and have played with the Blackberry, Instinct, Razr, etc.  For me the iPhone is the best piece of technology I have ever bought - after the TiVo.
2569  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 06, 2009, 02:08:32 PM

Quote from: Laner on May 06, 2009, 12:31:04 AM

ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/


Oops... warning beat me to it.

+2

I can't figure out why anyone would buy burning software anymore when there are so many free alternatives which were just as well or better.

2570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 05, 2009, 09:17:15 PM
I can read some but can't post.  

I tried to respond to some Luddite that with Twiter you send and receive "tweets" not "twits"  but it hasn't posted yet.
2571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: May 05, 2009, 08:05:10 PM
They never really deal with it in the movies too well but Magneto never wants to hurt mutants.  He wants to destroy humans but he would prefer to push mutants to the side.  The battle in X3 is really Magneto's army against humans but the X-Men get in the way.  So it does make sense that he doesn't kill Wolverine or Colossus, kind of.
2572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 05, 2009, 05:33:57 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 05, 2009, 05:16:06 PM

This is a terrible thing for those using RC1 as your default OS past March 1, 2010.

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Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you'll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You'll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use.

At first I thought it sucked but then I realized - they are letting me use their new OS for 9 months free.  Sure it isn't 12 months but 9 is still pretty good.
2573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 05, 2009, 03:25:51 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 05, 2009, 02:44:33 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 05, 2009, 02:24:09 PM

I'm getting the impression that it's going to be a pain in the ass to create a new partition, set up a dual boot, and then re-do things when I move over to Win7 as a primary OS.  Since I haven't heard any feature from 7 that makes me wicked excited about it, I'll just wait and eventually upgrade when it's released at retail. 

Creating a partition may or may not be a pain in the ass I don't know-I've never done it before.  However I didn't have to do anything with regards to setting up a dual boot.  It did that all by itself!  I just had so much fun with the voice recognition software that it was criminal! (no I didn't do anything criminal, and yes I realize this is a feature already on Vista-which I don't have)

Does anyone know if Firefox works with Windows 7?

Only IE tab.  smile
2574  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: May 05, 2009, 01:58:39 PM
WTF?  Does Bethesda not test their own DLC before release?
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Fallout 3: Broken Steel came out a little earlier today for both the PC and 360... and guess what? It is broken, just like The Pitt was. Well, not *exactly* like The Pitt, but at least some PC users aren't able to play it currently. Hell, they can't even install it properly.

It is stuff like this that reminds me of the old Bethesda - back in Elder Scrolls Arena, Redguard, Terminator days.  A company that couldn't seem to do Q&A.  I remember an interview years ago with a beta tester for Daggerfall (or maybe Arena) talking about how the reported bugs to the developers and the developers were hostile to them and didn't bother to fix the bugs. 

I thought they were past that, but apparently some of those same people still work on DLC!
2575  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Brutal Legend trailer on: May 05, 2009, 01:23:49 PM
So it is a third person action/adventure like God of War?  I get no clear sense of the type of game.  Or is it more like Psyconauts where the gameplay is just a side piece to the story and jokes? (not a bad thing)
2576  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / File under - news of the really stupid! on: May 04, 2009, 08:44:53 PM
Prison officer surprised he was fired after zapping children with 50,000-volt stun gun!

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Prison officer Walter Schmidt zapped visiting children with a 50,000-volt stun gun to give them a taste of life in a Florida jail. Two of the kids were knocked screaming to the floor with burns on their arms. One child went to the hospital.
"It wasn't intended to be malicious, but educational," said Schmidt. "The big shock came when I got fired."

I just can't even fathom who would be dumb enough not to expect to get fired.  I guess his is from Florida..

2577  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 04, 2009, 07:39:43 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 04, 2009, 07:37:21 PM

dual boot, as you can see above the RC license lasts for quite some time. I wouldn't recommend installing a beta or RC OS over your primary one. However, I've been using 7000 since it first came out and have no issues. It's basically my primary OS now. It's way faster than vista in every respect.

I have as well. 


I also tend to download and play with a lot of crap so having to reformat in a year isn't even an issue.  I can't remember the last time I went a year without wiping my machine. 
2578  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 04, 2009, 07:06:42 PM
I will certainly be getting a copy or two, or three. 

I am actually interested in trying it at work since I think this is what our new PCs will come with from now on so I should at least check to see if it works with our software. smile
2579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 04, 2009, 06:51:24 PM

Quote from: FishPants on May 04, 2009, 05:54:31 PM

Not to worry, I'm doing the work right now.  The posts table is huge, so not sure how long the process will take to run -- but I promise you this; it will be up today!

I want to make a joke about using that line on your wife...but it seems like a cheap shot.
2580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 04, 2009, 04:14:53 PM
Oh right "temporarily"!  We know how that went last time. smile


2581  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers 2 Trailer 3! on: May 01, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
Loved it!  Can't wait.  Michael Bay is the best "popcorn" flick director around today.


2582  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: G.I Joe Update on: May 01, 2009, 03:03:41 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on May 01, 2009, 12:42:31 AM

They should scrap it and do it along the lines of Resolute.

It looks just the same.  Lots of explosions, cheesy lines, no real character development.  Aside from different costumes (the cartoon keeps the cheesy cartoon clothes) this looks just the same.
2583  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 06:34:15 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 30, 2009, 06:21:37 PM

Step 1) You should take some time and offer to take Dana out for a drink. You could explain to Dana as to why you reacted in that way given how hard you work at cleaning your home, and while you weren't irritated with her and weren't angry with the dog, it was very frustrating for you.

Step 2) Once the drugs have knocked her out put the body in your trunk.

Step 3) ????

Step 4) Profit!
2584  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 06:02:48 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 05:59:03 PM


I think in the end, Pete, the answer is that because you value your wife and her happiness, you should value her friendships for what they mean to her (whether or not you like her friends), and not for what they mean to you, and if her friend is overly sensitive and acts like a baby about stuff, as long as your wife still values that friendship, you should respect your wife enough to swallow some pride and smooth things over... not because you are wrong, and not because you like her sensitive friend, but because it will be good for your relationship with your wife.  

This might be a good enough reason to apologize to the bitch.  But I would expect sexual favors from your wife every time you have to put up with her friend.  Not at the same time mind you but later. smile
2585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 06:00:07 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 05:51:46 PM

Making this about integrity is misunderstanding the meaning of integrity.

I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill.

Be the bigger man.

Why?

When our son was ill it changed how I define friendship.  People I thought were my friends never showed up at the hospital, they didn't bring over food, or stuff like that.  I realized these people are not my friends - they are acquaintance who can be fun to hang with.  Friends are people you can count on when you need someone.

Does Dana sound like she is a friend?  From what little we know about her she seems like the type who turns it into being about her.  I don't think she is really capable of ignoring her own issues to help someone else.  So why should Pete be the bigger man knowing that it will never be reciprocated?  


2586  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 05:53:47 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 05:45:17 PM

Yeah, you are probably wrong.  Your wife's reaction makes me think that you probably don't come off to other people the way you think that you do in your head.

Dana might be sensitive, and she might be in the wrong, but there is more to life than being right all the time.  If someone feels hurt by something you do, whether or not you are in the wrong, the grown up thing to do is apologize and smooth it over.  If you don't like Dana, don't hang out with her... but you don't have to make it into a big deal... I think that makes you guilty of the same over sensitivity of which you are accusing Dana.

I am sure he sound different than he thinks in his head.  He probably sounded pissed!  And he has every right to be.  If your dog pisses on someones floor you don't get to be "sensitive" you get to grovel and apologize.
2587  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 05:48:00 PM
Dana's nuts.  Not a big deal because sometime soon your wife will piss her off by saying "good morning" or "nice weather" and your wife will realize she is a lot better off without such a high maintance pain in the ass friend.  So you just have to wait.

Anyone who doesn't jump their ass up and scrub the floor for you after their dog pisses on the carpet is not really worth having as a friend.  
2588  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 30, 2009, 01:29:23 PM
It is a gamble certainly to not have a way to play the games without downloading them.  But I would bet the number of people who bought a PSP but didn't have Internet access is rather small....like under 1-2%.  
2589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 30, 2009, 01:26:58 PM
I like Roger Ebert's review

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Why should I care about this guy? He feels no pain and nothing can kill him, so therefore he's essentially a story device for action sequences.

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Such films are assemblies of events. There is little dialogue, except for the snarling of threats, vows and laments, and the recitation of essential plot points. Nothing here about human nature. No personalities beyond those hauled in via typecasting. No lessons to learn. No joy to be experienced. Just mayhem, noise and pretty pictures. I have been powerfully impressed by film versions of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man and the Iron Giant. I wouldn't even walk across the street to meet Wolverine.




2590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Wind of Nostalgio coming to US on: April 29, 2009, 06:47:31 PM
Love the place names!

London, Pyramid, New York, Tokyo!  So what country is "Pyramid" in anyway?

2591  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Swine Flu Outbreak- the next big pandemic? on: April 29, 2009, 06:32:49 PM
The regular flu kills 36,000 people a year according to the CDC.  That is the common flu which doesn't really kill adults even if left untreated.  This new strain kills adults so what if it becomes as common as the common flu?  Millions?  And not just the elderly or the really young but normal adults?  I think that is why people are worried. 
2592  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 29, 2009, 06:05:57 PM
The second analog nub would basically make it a new system since old games wouldn't use it properly.  I can see that if this is just a redesign they really can't change it too dramatically in terms of the controls.
2593  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 29, 2009, 03:50:35 PM
I can't imagine holding it and using the buttons easily with them so close to the bottom edge.  Of course since this is a mock-up perhaps the real thing will be much better.


2594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mass Effect game for the iPhone/iTouch on: April 29, 2009, 02:10:43 AM
Not many details on game type but still it could be cool 

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    The award-winning Mass Effect game universe has now arrived on your iPhone and iPod Touch! Tales of human courage and individual human achievement resound throughout the galaxy. Here is your opportunity to play the story of Jacob Taylor, a biotic-powered super-soldier who stumbles across a plot to terrorize civilization's greatest beacon of hope. Can you prevent a heinous attack that threatens to knock humanity off the galactic stage?

        * Gripping story line that enables you, playing super-soldier Jacob Taylor, to prevent galactic chaos
        * Stylish art presentation delivers an animated graphic novel experience
        * A blend of nuance story telling with gripping top-down shooter combat
        * Experience the back story behind some of the main characters in the upcoming Mass Effect 2 (for Xbox 360 and PC)
        * 2 hour story-based experience with stunning graphics, animated presentation and top-down arcade-style combat

2595  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 28, 2009, 08:46:11 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on April 28, 2009, 08:23:19 PM

Im sure that any single application of almost any law does nothing to stop crime as a whole, is that a good enough reason to not do anything?
Enforcing most laws does nothing but ruin the lives of the criminals for a while.   Again, not a good enough reason to not enforce the laws.

I think this is more complex than you portray sometimes.


2-3 years ago Iowa raised the speed limit on most interstate roads - the main reason? 80% of drivers sped already.  We repealed prohibition because so many people were breaking that law.  So we are perfectly willing to change laws when enough people break them.  Perhaps we just need to reach that tipping point for piracy?
2596  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Wind of Nostalgio coming to US on: April 28, 2009, 08:40:15 PM
Sounds interesting.  I will wait for some gameplay videos!
2597  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 28, 2009, 08:20:18 PM
I for one can't wait for the reduction in prices of games, movies, and music now that illegal file sharing has been dealt this crippling blow.   Roll Eyes

I am sure that Piratebay was about downloading illegal stuff, but I am also sure that this will to nothing to stop the downloading of illegal stuff.  So in the end it does nothing but ruin a couple lives for awhile.  Yippie for the law! 


2598  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360, new issues... on: April 28, 2009, 06:56:41 PM
No problem.  I will continue to use it as a dust collecting device on the book case. smile
2599  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Resident Evil 5 & Street Fighter 4 for PS 3...mint!!!! on: April 28, 2009, 06:51:59 PM
outfit79 great to have you on board. 

It would be great to get your perspective on these games in the "console gaming" forum.  More voices are always appreciated.
2600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 28, 2009, 06:10:45 PM
I like him as Wolverine but I have read the plot synopsis on line and....well lets hope his acting is good and the stunts are fun to watch.

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