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2721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: June 09, 2009, 07:27:17 PM
I am pretty sure that review is done by the guy who did the 100 hour write up posted earlier so there is just one source saying the game gets easier, and one (rittchard) saying it is too difficult. 

We need a tie breaker but I don't think the game is available locally to me so I would have to order it which I don't really want to do until someone else breakes the tie
2722  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: June 09, 2009, 03:11:46 PM
In the 10 hour write up by that same fellow on RPGamer he says


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The difficulty is reasonable enough that it can serve as an entry level game to the genre without putting veterans of the Etrian Odyssey series to sleep.

So very different than rittchard's feelings.  I am curious now.  I may have to try it.
2723  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2009 - Official One-Stop Media Thread on: June 03, 2009, 02:58:54 PM
The Front Mission trailer is just odd.  In several parts it looks terrible - like the lasers at the beginning.  In some spots is also appears almost real time.  And the phrase "for world wide" just sounds like bad English!
2724  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2009 - Official One-Stop Media Thread on: June 02, 2009, 07:44:13 PM
"Professor_Layton_Diabolical_Box"

Really sounds like a porn movie name, but I might just be a pervert.
2725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2009 is upon us on: June 02, 2009, 05:07:55 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 02, 2009, 06:18:12 AM

Quote from: Ridah on June 02, 2009, 06:15:09 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 02, 2009, 03:13:15 AM

Holy shit @ the Old Republic trailer......it's fucking amazing!

Bah... No in-game footage!

I'm...flabbergasted...why the negative response, instead of rejoicing over what's obviosly a labor of love?? There'll be plenty of ingame footage soon, I'm sure, so why not enjoy this instead instead of berating other peoples enjoyment?

For me the negativity is that I have no idea what kind of game it is!  That trailer tells me nothing.  Is it a brawler like God of War?  The huge battle could mean that.  Is it an RPG?  Is it single player?  It is a MMO? Can I be good or bad?  The trailer offers nothing to people except pretty images. 
2726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Monkey Island on: June 01, 2009, 05:41:43 PM
Looks great!  I can't wait.
2727  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Up - Down? on: June 01, 2009, 04:18:36 PM
Your complaints are totally valid kratz.  They are two very weak parts of the movie.  In all honesty I thought the overall story was bunk. 

Spoiler for Hiden:
if the adventurer is in his 20s when Carl sees the news reel, he would be in what his 80s when Carl finally meets him?  80 year olds hardly ever fight like that!

but I really felt the emotion of the characters and cared about them apart from the story.
2728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Dated on: June 01, 2009, 02:42:39 PM
Console or PC? 

2729  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Up - Down? on: June 01, 2009, 01:53:30 PM
This quote hit a note with me so I stole it from Quarter to 3.

Quote from: Gary Whitta;1754015
Oh yeah, the short was great too. Pixar does impossibly cute animals better than anyone.

Which is ironic really because they've actually progressed so far beyond that while all the other animation studios seem mired in pandering to kids. Seeing the Ice Age 3 trailer before Up really brought this fact home. Movies like Over The Hedge, Madagascar, Ice Age, Kung-Fu Panda tend to be very one-note, relying heavily on cutesy animal antics, juvenile humor, slick celebrity voices and ephemeral pop-culture references. Not that there's anything wrong with that ("you know... for kids!"), but Pixar consistently shows that animated features can be all that and then SO MUCH MORE. They are operating on an entirely different level, exploring complex themes within the framework of painstakingly well thought-out narratives... making actual FILMS that just happen to be animated.
2730  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Up - Down? on: June 01, 2009, 01:25:43 PM
I thought it was great.  It was emotional yet very funny and not overly sentimental. 
2731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: May 27, 2009, 06:55:18 PM
He has never been so happy about a game. 
2732  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 26, 2009, 05:37:52 PM
Sorry to hear this but it sounds like you have a great support network so that will help.

I don't know if you keep track of your finances very well but now would be a good time to really figure out exactly how much money is going out and get a budget setup.  It seems depressing when there is no income but it is better to be honest and face the reality rather than pretend things are fine.  If you can't afford "X" anymore you need to cut it out rather than try to pretend you can.  There are probably a lot of things you can cut back on or do without for awhile.

Of course maybe when you really look at it you will find you don't need your income and you can start the life of a house husband!
2733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ten Years Ago Today, Childhood Dreams Died Screaming on: May 20, 2009, 01:33:21 PM

Quote from: McNutt on May 20, 2009, 01:07:08 PM

Yoda is introduced as a meddlesome creature and not a great jedi.  When he's first seen you're not supposed to know he's Yoda.

You also never see him fight in the real movies.  So when he talks about "wars not making one great" it carries a different weight.  Once you have seen him bounce around like a kid's rubber ball his wise comments in the Empire Strikes Back don't mean as much. 
2734  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you tell someone to "grow a man-sack" without hurting their feelings? on: May 19, 2009, 01:17:46 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 18, 2009, 04:55:39 PM

One of the things our culture lacks is a way to make men strong at a young age. The result of young men being babied about the nature of life and relationships creates guys like the man-toddler you speak of, Pete; guys that totally fucking fall apart the moment a woman leaves them. Sometimes I wish we had those 'man rituals' that other civilizations had when they gave a stick to a 15-year old and told him not to come back to society until he kills a bear or something.

What kind of dating do you do? smile 
2735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 08:59:01 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 18, 2009, 08:52:44 PM

I'm not sure (because I didn't do the quick google search) what Ebert thinks about him, but I don't watch Almovodar films for the same reason. I find them bleak for the same of being bleak. But that isn't to say I don't like sad movies, or even dark movies. Let The Right One In is one of my favorites, but it isn't empty in its misery. L.A. Confidential shows the worst of humanity, and in the end nobody wins, but it again show me a part of humanity that I really want to see explored, even if it is a hopeless view.

I certainly appreciate the fine work that Van Triers and Almovodar do, but it just isn't for me.

Well now you spoiled L.A. Confidential for me!  I was expecting a happy ending. frown
2736  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ....I've been hesitant to say this, but... on: May 18, 2009, 07:05:19 PM
Dibs on his PC!  (sorry is it to soon to divide up his stuff? smile)



Seriously I hope it is something easy to fix. 
2737  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 06:15:58 PM
Not a surprise but I will sit this one out.

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Some audience members recoiled at the film's relentless tension and almost unbearably explicit scenes of violence, including genital mutilation.

"I thought I had my head down a lavatory, frankly," said Baz Bamigboye of Britain's Daily Mail, the journalist who asked von Trier to justify his film.

"I've defended his movies in the past," Bamigboye said after the news conference. "'Dogville' was hated. I defended his right to make that film, and I defend his right to make this film. But he still has to explain why he made it and what it represents."

2738  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Wedding Anniversary] Time sure flies when you're having fun. on: May 13, 2009, 07:16:07 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 13, 2009, 07:06:42 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 13, 2009, 06:56:59 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 13, 2009, 06:52:22 PM

You seriously need a Livejournal account or something.

It's a discussion forum.  People talk about anything, both personal or otherwise.  Cases in point.  So?

Folks announce birthdays, anniversaries, breeding, etc.  I just find difficulty in doing so with single-syllable words in two lines or less.

It is, but what you posted is so trivial.  It would be like me making a post about going to Taco Bell and debating whether I was going to order a taco or a burrito.   I guess your personal life just has no meaning at all to me. 

But his posts are entertaining and well written.  If you could do that about your escapades at Taco Bell I am sure people would enjoy reading those as well.
2739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lunar : Harmony of The Silver Star on: May 13, 2009, 01:40:26 PM
So this is what the 12th remake of this game?  Not that it can't be good but can't the come up with new material?
2740  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: May 11, 2009, 01:11:57 PM
Way to go Star Trek!

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Box office estimates place Star Trek somewhere in the region of a $70 million domestic take for its opening weekend, roughly half of the JJ Abrams movie's estimated budget. But what does that actually mean?

To expand a little on that box office estimate, Hollywood Reporter is estimating "somewhere between $65 million to $75 million," while the always-editing Nikki Finke is currently pinning it down somewhere closer to $72 million. This is less than last weekend's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which raked in $85.1 million), but way above the original tracking numbers for the revamped space opera, which had suggested an opening weekend of around $50 million (For math fans, Trek also played in 3,849 theaters versus Wolverine's 4,099, not that that 250 theater difference probably affected the outcome noticably).

Add to that, Abrams' reboot is the most successful opening for the director (Unsurprisingly, considering that it's only his second movie after Mission: Impossible III) and the most successful for the Trek franchise. Most importantly, perhaps, it's also the most successful franchise reboot movie of recent years, significantly besting Casino Royale and Batman Begins in terms of opening day takes. Not bad for a series that was, many thought, best left for dead after the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005.

Yeah! Lets get cranking on that new series!  smile
2741  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 
2742  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!
2743  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"
2744  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?"

2745  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) 

2746  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. 
2747  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.
2748  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.
2749  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.

2750  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.
2751  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.
2752  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.
2753  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
2754  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!
2755  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)
2756  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..

2757  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. 
2758  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
2759  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.
2760  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


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