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8321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 15, 2006, 04:06:38 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 15, 2006, 01:57:08 PM

Here:

LB+RB=Block Shot

Now go get it!

Yep... I've done it a few times.

The defensive game is pretty good actually.  I love being able to time a hip check at the blueline and laying out a guy like Paul Kariya with Rob Blake.  The fact that hard hits are so few and far between this year makes the ones you do land ever so satisfying.

* gellar can't wait to go home and play more.
8322  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 15, 2006, 04:49:56 AM
Holy hell am I enjoying this game.  I've played 11 games today alone and absolutely am amazed by it.  It plays a nice game of hockey out of the box (slightly fast), and with a few slider tweaks plays a great game of hockey.  The variety of goals is miles beyond what we've seen in any title so far, and the game is just fun fun fun.

There are definitely a few shortfallings, such as presentation (utter lack of stat overlays), a bit of a discrepency in the hits stats during a game, and a relatively steep learning curve with the dual analog sticks, but these are minor nicks on a damn fine game so far.

* gellar goes to play more.
8323  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quickly! Best 360 MP Racing Game? on: September 13, 2006, 09:55:03 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on September 13, 2006, 09:31:41 PM

I even finished within 2 seconds of Gellar in one race, and within 30 seconds on the Nurbergring.

Kaigen spun me in both races.  That's the only reason you were close.

* gellar still won.
8324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (NHL) 15 Years - $67.6M on: September 13, 2006, 04:01:15 PM
Goalies are SO fragile though.  Mentally, all it takes is a bad season and they're done for a good long while (if not forever).  How many CAREER franchise goalies have there been in the history of the NHL?  Certainly not as many who've blown up at some point in their career.

Bad, bad contract.  Impossibly bad, especially from a team who should have learned from their previous contract pariah.

* gellar laughs.
8325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (NHL) 15 Years - $67.6M on: September 13, 2006, 02:41:18 AM
This deal is insane.  Didn't they learn with Yashin?

gellar
8326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 07 IGN Review on: September 12, 2006, 05:30:27 PM
So uh... is this game actually in stores today?
8327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SUV sales TANKING big. on: September 12, 2006, 04:58:27 PM
I will translate for the Brits:

Coupe (pronounced CoupAY) = 2 door or Coupe (pronounced coop)
Saloon = 4 door or Sedan
Sports Car = Convertible
People Mover = Minivan
4x4 = SUV (though not necessarily a 4x4)

* gellar watches too much Top Gear.
8328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Corporate Anti-Virus on: September 12, 2006, 04:50:43 PM
So it sounds like you're looking for more of a software solution than a hardware one.  That being the case, the suggestions of Nod32 and Kaspersky still stand.  They aren't as easy to manage as a Symantec would be, but their catch rates are definitely better.  Give them a go... worth looking at them both just so you can get the cost down.

Funny you mention Appriver, I worked at one of their primary competitors for about 4 years until we were acquired by MS.  Outsourced security is definitely the way to go.

8329  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/11) on: September 11, 2006, 10:24:57 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 11, 2006, 10:23:30 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on September 11, 2006, 10:09:06 PM

Waiting on impressions for Company of heroes first.

Let me save you the trouble:

"OMFG IT ROX"

Thats about what everyone will be saying I think.  :slywink:

Also there are demos.  I'm really looking fwd to it, and I don't even like RTS games.

8330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 10:21:35 PM

Quote from: stiffler on September 11, 2006, 10:17:38 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:49:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:48:52 PM

Quote from: warning on September 11, 2006, 09:47:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM

Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.

Looking at your tag that would seem pretty obvious.


I'm flamable.

* gellar is so hot right now.

Also, that's a BC trick, mfer.  One that I think I may have come up with.  Don't be stealin' my stizyle, yo.

* gellar is awesome.

Why double-post just to quote yourself?

This entire thread should be destroyed.

BECAUSE I AM AWESOME.

* gellar shouldn't have to repeat himself.
8331  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 09:49:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:48:52 PM

Quote from: warning on September 11, 2006, 09:47:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM

Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.

Looking at your tag that would seem pretty obvious.

I'm flamable.

* gellar is so hot right now.

Also, that's a BC trick, mfer.  One that I think I may have come up with.  Don't be stealin' my stizyle, yo.

* gellar is awesome.
8332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 09:48:52 PM

Quote from: warning on September 11, 2006, 09:47:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM

Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.

Looking at your tag that would seem pretty obvious.

I'm flamable.

* gellar is so hot right now.
8333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM
Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.
8334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/11) on: September 11, 2006, 09:41:49 PM
NHL 07 for the 360 and Company of Heroes.  Possibly Lego Star Wars for the 360 down the line... but I've got enough games sitting on my self for now.
8335  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Project Gotham Racing 3 - $20 on: September 11, 2006, 09:19:31 PM
FUCK YOU CONE CHALLENGES.

I am 3 cone challenges away from All Gold.  I am still pretty certain I will never achieve it.

I too can win races pretty easily on Hardcore, but I shudder to think what cone and style events would be like.

* gellar is fastar and furiosar than you are.
8336  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Corporate Anti-Virus on: September 11, 2006, 09:16:53 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on September 11, 2006, 05:29:18 PM

(Note - this is only for corporate solutions - Not looking for desktop level or home user anti-virus recommendations)

So are we talking gateway or desktop?  Server or Agent?  How many seats does it need to support?  What are the primary success criteria other than catch rate?  Where is Symantec failing for you now (Web?  Email?  Spyware?)

This is my area of expertise and I'd be happy to help you guys whittle things down to a short list of folks to look at, but I'd need a bit more info than what you've given to provide a good level of consultation.

Off the cuff, I'd definitely agree with the Nod32 and Kaspersky choices.  They have excellent catch rates, but they also have some failings you should be aware of (depending on config).

* gellar just made it known how geeky he can be.
8337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your website of choice for Release Dates? on: September 11, 2006, 05:02:38 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 11, 2006, 04:58:28 PM

I'd say that I put in at least 8 hours a week on the release dates, so I'm hoping that it is here that people find there release dates. smile

There are release dates here?

I KEED, I KEED.

* gellar uses GT and EBgames for his release dates.
8338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL07 authenticity video on: September 11, 2006, 04:47:02 PM
Yeah I'm pretty stoked for EA this year... more so than I have been for any hockey game in recent memory.
8339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 03:17:56 AM
Yep... Canon makes damn fine point and shoot cameras.  I don't think I'd look elsewhere.
8340  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SUV sales TANKING big. on: September 11, 2006, 03:17:01 AM

Quote from: Kobra on September 11, 2006, 03:11:58 AM

My wifes vehicle gets 29ish, mine gets 35ish.  But we never drive much and the wife works 2 miles from home. So figure 1-2 tanks of gas per month more than covers all of our driving.

My commute is about 35 miles per day round trip.  I've thought about buying something smaller and more fuel efficient and only taking my car out on weekends, but honestly... I like driving it too much.  My commute would suck if I was in something else.

Her commute is about 16 miles round trip.

* gellar consumes.
8341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SUV sales TANKING big. on: September 11, 2006, 03:08:37 AM
We have two cars.  My overpowered tiny sports sedan that gets a whopping 21 MPG, and teh woman's gigantic 7 seater Brit SUV that gets... I think about 15 MPG.

We have no children or any need to haul anything, but we do have a dog.

* gellar is part of the problem.
8342  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Project Gotham Racing 3 - $20 on: September 10, 2006, 10:31:48 PM
Still my most played game on the 360 (though maybe NCAA has taken it's place).  Definitely worth the $20.

Be advised though, the MP game isn't as active as it used to be.

* gellar will take any of you on.
8343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 2k7 demo's up (presenting 2kSports, the new EA) on: September 08, 2006, 03:12:59 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 08, 2006, 01:38:09 PM

Was it really that bad? I've been dissapointed 2 years in a row now and from your review, this year I'm....OUT!

I told you guys we should hold off judgement until we see both games.

From the shootout demo, it looks like EA has at least put an effort into hockey this year. Granted, the actual game could suck but at least they might be trying now.

Probably going with EA.

Totally agree.  I've really not been impressed with 2K's offering for a while and only played it the last few years because EA was so bad.  EA has been impressing the heck out of me with this year's game, so hopefully it lives up to the hype and the demo.

* gellar is bipartisan.
8344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A+ Certification. on: September 07, 2006, 09:34:04 PM
SUPER easy to get.  I got A+ certified sometime during college.  Unless things have changed recently, you only really need to brush up on some of the inane history of computing type stuff.  Other than that, it's REALLY easy.
8345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 07, 2006, 08:59:53 PM
WHY DID I NOT BUY ONE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

* gellar is doomed.
8346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 07, 2006, 03:22:17 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 09:46:40 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 06, 2006, 04:35:33 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 03:29:42 PM

Only 100k in Japan? There will be riots.

No joke.  I'm not counting on getting one myself... doesn't seem very likely with 400,000 units out there.

* gellar refuses to buy one on Ebay.

Pshaw. You say that now but you have no will power whatsoever. WHAT SO EVER.  You'll probably buy two just to say that you did....punk.

No... seriously, even I am not that crazy.  If I can't get one preordered somewhere, I will attempt to find one at Costco on or near release day.  Failing that, I will check the internets for random bouts of luck (that's how I got my 360, actually).

Failing that, I will wait till Costco has them in stock, because I too love the Costco.

* gellar is stupid, but not crazy.
8347  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Official Madden League Results Thread on: September 07, 2006, 03:26:23 AM
Week 1 matchup - gellar (SF) vs Ertic33 (WAS)

Final Score 24-6 49ers (gellar) over Redskins (Ertic33)

No stats... but an interesting game nonetheless.  Two of my TDs came off of defensive returns - one on an interception by Mike Adams after I had blitzed the corner, and the second on a fumble recovery after Brunell was sacked.  The fumble recovery was particularly crippling to Ertic, as he was on the 20 going in and I had NO answer for Mr. Clinton Portis all game long.

In the end though, Frank Gore running through everyone prevailed and Alex Smith managed not to throw an INT, giving me the win.

YAY.

* gellar wins!
8348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 07, 2006, 01:39:43 AM

Quote from: Kobra on September 07, 2006, 01:09:06 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 07, 2006, 12:03:18 AM

Quote from: Kobra on September 06, 2006, 11:47:37 PM

$800 is 4 times more than I paid for my TV..   I will pass.

How small is that TV?!  My TV was *ahem* more expensive than the TiVo. slywink

I have a 35" I picked up at Costco for $299, and a 32" I picked up at Costco for $250.00 (Both great looking Toshiba CRT's) when I returned my Samsung DLP last year and went back to non-HD signals because I was fed up with HD programming. Saved me $1200, and $60 extra month anyway.  nod  I rarely watch TV, but I do rent movies from Blockbluster Online, as long as the picture is pretty, I am happy - not picky at all.

So... not quite 4 times.

* gellar is asian and is thus better at math than you are.
8349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Bovine Conspiracy feature - The Moo Guide on: September 06, 2006, 10:25:39 PM
I claim no responsibility for this.
8350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 06, 2006, 08:40:23 PM
I dunno... I can't live without the TiVo interface.  Unless Comcast has improved it in the year or so since I moved from LA, it was leaps and bounds behind the TiVo interface.  I'm willing to pay a one time premium to get it.

8351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 06, 2006, 08:06:20 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 06, 2006, 06:48:08 PM

The unique thing about the box is that it is a CableCard device. You need to get one or two CableCards from the cable company. To enable dual tuners, you need TWO CableCards. Inserting one will only enable a single tuner.

Shit.  I'm not sure if that's available in my area.
8352  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 06, 2006, 06:11:22 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 06, 2006, 06:07:23 PM

Quote from: Laner on September 06, 2006, 05:52:56 PM

I was a Tivo user for five years and loved it, but what does this offer over the Comcast HD DVR (Motorola DCT-6412/2005) I currently have? (besides the superior Tivo interface, of course)

Uh, the superior Tivo interface. icon_biggrin

That's enough for me.  The Comcast HD DVR is so bad that I don't even use the thing.  The Series 3 makes my pants tight.


8353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 05:47:54 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 06, 2006, 05:43:17 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on September 06, 2006, 05:33:30 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 05:08:19 PM

What did 360 launch with in the US?
According to Bill Harris, 1.5 million.

Ah, no.  No idea where he got that number from.  It *might* be worldwide by the end of 2005 but I doubt even that.  NPD data had the 360 at approx 330k during November so that tells you what North America had for launch.  Japan had under 100k and don't know what Europe got by it was less than the US.  So you've got less than 1 million shipped day one worldwide for the 360. 

Yeah the 1.5 mil figure is a total joke.  I don't know where he got that number from.
8354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 06, 2006, 05:46:20 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 06, 2006, 05:21:38 PM

Uhh, guys I hate to be the one to tell you, but the lifetime subscription option was discontinued quite some time ago.

Sonofabitch!

* gellar will pay anyway.
8355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 06, 2006, 04:36:38 PM
I'm all over this.  I've had my Series 2 since 2003 and it has served me well.  I can't wait for this thing.

* gellar will get the lifetime subscription this time.
8356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 04:35:33 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 03:29:42 PM

Only 100k in Japan? There will be riots.

No joke.  I'm not counting on getting one myself... doesn't seem very likely with 400,000 units out there.

* gellar refuses to buy one on Ebay.
8357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Official Madden League STARTED 9/3 on: September 06, 2006, 04:04:05 PM

Quote from: Ertic33 on September 06, 2006, 03:53:30 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 05, 2006, 11:56:42 PM

Good question... I'm PST and tend not to get home until around 6pm or so, so I don't know how that works for your schedule or not.  Tonight is slightly tentative, and Thursday is completely out of the question, but tomorrow should work.  Barring that, I think I'm free most of the afternoon on Saturday.

Gellar,

Let's shoot for tonight ( Wednesday ) at around 7pm PST, does that work for you?

Ertic

Don't see why it won't... I'll see you then.

* gellar is prepared to Alex Smith you.
8358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Official Madden League STARTED 9/3 on: September 05, 2006, 11:56:42 PM
Good question... I'm PST and tend not to get home until around 6pm or so, so I don't know how that works for your schedule or not.  Tonight is slightly tentative, and Thursday is completely out of the question, but tomorrow should work.  Barring that, I think I'm free most of the afternoon on Saturday.
8359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] $600 console includes no video cables? on: September 05, 2006, 09:45:28 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 05, 2006, 09:03:03 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 05, 2006, 08:59:50 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 05, 2006, 08:57:47 PM

I don't expect any company to do anything other than what is best for them and their shareholders.

* gellar is never disappointed.
You and Sony should get along smashingly then.

Agreed, because if this is about the shareholders, this is a bad decision.

I dunno about that.  I figure Sony has a better grasp on it than you or I do.

8360  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] $600 console includes no video cables? on: September 05, 2006, 08:57:47 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 05, 2006, 08:43:08 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 05, 2006, 08:39:46 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 05, 2006, 08:34:06 PM

Sony is banking a HUGE amount of money on the PS3 winning the next gen DVD war for them. If spending 1 million, or 2 million, or 10 million on cables helps them sell a few more Blu-Ray movies per person and helps them defeat the HD-DVD contingent, then it's definitely worth it.

Oh totally... for the propogation of Blu Ray, this is a bit of a boner move.  I'm just saying it's nothing new as far as consoles go.

* gellar is still buying one... if he can.

I know man but its $600.00. They at least should throw us some sort of bone for that.

I don't expect any company to do anything other than what is best for them and their shareholders.

* gellar is never disappointed.
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