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8601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ben Roethlisberger hurt in motorcycle accident on: June 12, 2006, 10:30:18 PM
Quote from: "GGMark"

On a motorcycle related note.  california has a no helmet law, dont they?  Either way.  I know there are a few states that do.  Almost of them, when they show people on bikes, the guys are wearing helmets.  It seems to me that most smart riders, even when they have the option to NOT wear a helmet, DO.


We are required to wear helmets in California.

I think anyone who rides without one deserves what they get.  It's absolute lunacy to not.

I cannot fathom why anyone, when doing something inherently dangerous, won't do something that is proven to make it safer.

gellar
8602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What was the first comic you ever bought? on: June 10, 2006, 12:31:58 AM
First and only, actually:

8603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Picking a new car - Performance Sedan Edition on: June 03, 2006, 01:21:57 AM
Quote from: "PaulBot"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "Farscry"
I hate car payments so I'm planning to try to keep going with my '95 Altima until I run it into the ground.   :twisted:


I have absolutely no problem with car payments (so long as the interest rate is good).

gellar


ZERO % works real nice, eh??


I find anything below 3% to be perfectly acceptable smile

gellar
8604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Picking a new car - Performance Sedan Edition on: June 02, 2006, 10:48:07 PM
Quote from: "Farscry"
I hate car payments so I'm planning to try to keep going with my '95 Altima until I run it into the ground.   :twisted:


I have absolutely no problem with car payments (so long as the interest rate is good).

gellar
8605  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Picking a new car - Performance Sedan Edition on: June 01, 2006, 11:24:35 PM
Quote from: "lildrgn"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "lildrgn"
Thankfully, the Ody is heading out the door soon (lease up) and I got my ass back into another GTI.


New one?

gellar


Sadly, no, as I was only allocated $15k OTD to play with. I did drive a MKV manual a few months ago, though.

Niiiiiice.

Drove a DSG A3 for fun, too. Pretty cool.

I ended up getting an 02 GTI. A bit of an upgrade from my 01 (HP and miles-wise), but not my first color choice.


Yeah I'm not a huge fan of VWs, but that DSG flappy paddle deal is pretty friggin cool.

The new "fast" commercials crack me up too.

gellar
8606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pics of 360 dashboard update on: June 01, 2006, 05:12:59 PM
Quote from: "hepcat"
looks like there's no official release date.  when i first heard about the update, it was stated that this friday was the release as if it were set in stone.  but since i can't find anything from microsoft stating even a time frame, i'm guessing it's still going to be a little while.


Cockballs.

gellar
8607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Picking a new car - Performance Sedan Edition on: June 01, 2006, 05:13:46 AM
Quote from: "lildrgn"
Thankfully, the Ody is heading out the door soon (lease up) and I got my ass back into another GTI.


New one?

gellar
8608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Picking a new car - Performance Sedan Edition on: June 01, 2006, 05:13:05 AM
What the heck happened to the G35?

The Civic is a nice, practical car (I'm partial to the Fit, myself), but it's about as far away from a performance sedan as you can get.

However, it's a nice little family econobox that will serve you very well.  It does need a HUGE spoiler, melon shooter exhaust, and many stickarz though.

gellar
8609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Keepin the Dream alive, yo on: June 01, 2006, 05:10:13 AM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
Quote from: "Farscry"
In fact, the only thing I didn't like about the DC was the controller.  Ugh.  What a horribly uncomfortable piece of crap.



You take that back, right now!   Seriously, the VMU was the best peripheral in gaming history.  I remember taking it to Vegas with the Skies of Arcadia minigames on it (which you could use to gain exp for your character away from the game) and got all the way to level 100 on it.  Awesome.


The VMU was a cute idea that never actually did anything significant.

The controller was an atrocity towards man.  I have yet to find a creature with the hands they designed that thing for.  Crazy Taxi would leave me with a deformed claw of a hand for a good 3 or 4 hours after I played the game.

gellar
8610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [x360] - Arcade Games on: June 01, 2006, 05:08:38 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
I do find myself starting rivalries with the CPU players.  Talking to myself with stuff like, "Why, orange player, did you fuck me like that?" and bitching about some of the poor strategies I see on occassion.


This greatly amuses me.  Nice work.

gellar
8611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pics of 360 dashboard update on: May 31, 2006, 10:03:38 PM
Sweet.
8612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pics of 360 dashboard update on: May 31, 2006, 09:53:10 PM
Ok... so when the hell is it out?

gellar
8613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MotoGP 06 [x360] on: May 23, 2006, 04:02:26 PM
I keep forgetting to download this.  I love the MotoGP series and am totally psyched for this one.

gellar
8614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PLAYOFF Hockey Talk on: May 18, 2006, 11:37:35 PM
Go anyone but Anaheim!

gellar
8615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your favorite X360 game? on: May 18, 2006, 04:51:08 PM
PGR3

gellar
8616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 11, 2006, 09:26:30 PM
Quote from: "madpeon"
For those comparing a 360 premium + adapter + HDDVD player to a PS3 premium system....

There is one, significant difference... they are optional!

Not everyone cares about next-gen media types, not everyone needs a wireless connection on their console.


Understood that not everyone does, but speaking solely for myself: I do.  So thus, the $600 isn't totally fucking crazy for me.  For others, I totally agree.

That being said, there is NO way Sony doesn't sell every single one of these suckers they produce for launch.  It just won't happen.  There will be lines, there will be mass hysteria, and there will be Ebay scalping.  Guaranteed.

It's momentum after that initial rush, however, I have doubts about.

gellar
8617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ok, Im excited now for the Wii on: May 10, 2006, 08:09:23 PM
Yeah... I'll be getting one too.  Nintendo is actually the only company that has me buying their systems for the exclusives.

I do wish they would have announced pricing and a release date though.  I'm disappointed in that.

gellar
8618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 08:06:21 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "gellar"
Dude... don't get in the way of his angst, yo.

gellar
Don't you have a hole to crawl back to where people actually think you're funny?

Oh here it is, I found the link:  http://www.bovineconspiracy.com/


Ok, terrific.

gellar
8619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 03:07:25 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
Quote
This hardware generation sucks. Nintendo's still intent on fagging their consoles up as much as possible, Microsoft is still utterly disinteresting and soulless, and Sony is just unfathomably disappointing.


Is everything one continual disappointment to you or is it all an act?


Dude... don't get in the way of his angst, yo.

gellar
8620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any Suggestions Here Regarding to Insurance? on: May 10, 2006, 04:20:22 AM
Quote from: "Austin"
Domo arigato


Heh. That made me laugh.

gellar
8621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 03:50:53 AM
Quote from: "semiconscious"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "Tebunker"
Actually Darren8r, the Xbox360 with say a $100 Hd-dvd drive attachment would end up being $499.99(don't look at the bundles that Amazon and other retailers throw out, MSRP for the Premium 360 is $399) the same cost as the low-end PS3, EXCEPT the fact that the low-end PS3 doesn't have HDMI, which is critical to watch Blu-ray in true High Def. So you have to get the $600 dollar machine.

Hundred bucks is still a hundred bucks.


+$100 for the 360 WiFi adapter.  Now that I think about it that way... the PS3 isn't as stupidly expensive as I once thought.  It's actually the same price as my 360...

gellar


uh-huh...


Don't get me wrong.  The price is still pretty recockulous, but some perspective makes it not seem as bad.

gellar
8622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 03:28:50 AM
Quote from: "Tebunker"
Actually Darren8r, the Xbox360 with say a $100 Hd-dvd drive attachment would end up being $499.99(don't look at the bundles that Amazon and other retailers throw out, MSRP for the Premium 360 is $399) the same cost as the low-end PS3, EXCEPT the fact that the low-end PS3 doesn't have HDMI, which is critical to watch Blu-ray in true High Def. So you have to get the $600 dollar machine.

Hundred bucks is still a hundred bucks.


+$100 for the 360 WiFi adapter.  Now that I think about it that way... the PS3 isn't as stupidly expensive as I once thought.  It's actually the same price as my 360...

gellar
8623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are you hardcore enough.... on: May 09, 2006, 04:52:33 PM
I'm young, dumb, and have a relatively large amount of disposable income.

I'm getting one.

gellar
8624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 09, 2006, 04:50:49 PM
Ehhh... I'm still getting one.

I don't like the price, but I'm still getting one.

gellar
8625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / does anyone else here listen the Jim Rome show? on: May 05, 2006, 10:55:35 PM
I used to listen to him every day when I was in the rental car biz.  Don't get much of a chance to anymore, unfortunately.  I do miss it.

gellar
8626  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone going to E3? on: May 05, 2006, 02:58:12 PM
I thought about going for BC.  Got a pass and everything from a friend of mine at a major publisher, but had to back out at the last minute.

Real Work > Website Fun

gellar
8627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How fast is your internet connection? on: May 04, 2006, 04:57:08 AM
Comcast Cablemodem to San Francisco

Quote
Download Speed: 9769 kbps (1221.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 355 kbps (44.4 KB/sec transfer rate)


God I hope my new condo has Comcast.

gellar
8628  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Awesome Dell blowout on: May 02, 2006, 08:57:57 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"
Heh.  Someone wanna float me about 2 grand on credit? slywink


If you had better credit, I'd consider it slywink

gellar
8629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (5/01) on: May 02, 2006, 04:51:00 PM
Quote from: "kathode"
Quote from: "Calvin"
GRAW when its on sale.


Nice job buying it twice, n00b.


What's wrong with buying it twice, foo?

gellar
8630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (5/01) on: May 01, 2006, 09:12:45 PM
Most likely GRAW PC for the MP.

gellar
8631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Cool Article - Strategy related sort of on: April 29, 2006, 03:30:31 PM
Not to cross pimp too much, but you may want to take a look at CSL's post in our forums, Canuck.  It may be more to your liking.

gellar
8632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Cool Article - Strategy related sort of on: April 28, 2006, 10:24:01 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Those cow people dont like me..but i enjoyed the article  anyways so there!


Ok, terrific.

gellar
8633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Cool Article - Strategy related sort of on: April 28, 2006, 09:18:37 PM
Quote from: "SuperHiro"
Wow, it's great to know you enjoyed it.

The replay though, isn't THAT great.  We definitely made it sound better than it actually was.  It's pretty sloppy (I made a whole lot of brain farts that I omitted from the article).


So you actually sucked even more than it seemed?

NICE WORK BUDDY.

gellar
8634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / When will the price of gasoline change your habits? on: April 27, 2006, 11:18:23 PM
32 mile commute round trip (160 miles/week)
19 mpg on average
$3.50/gallon the last time I filled up

$29.50 per week on gas for just commuting.

When we get to four times that, I suppose I'll start thinking about it.

gellar
8635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] NCAA Football 07 Pics on: April 25, 2006, 04:48:58 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
EA sucks ass at making football games.  You all should know that by now.

Eco


Ok, terrific.

gellar
8636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 24, 2006, 10:16:52 PM
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Why are we still talking about ebgames and gamespot when Best Buy has decided to treat us correctly and wants our business?


Dude.  Best Buy?  Really?

gellar

Yeah, gellar. In my experience, they have the games on release day and have a bigger PC section than any of the EBGames stores that are near where I live.


Yeah but then they try to sell you a magazine subscription on your way out the door slywink

gellar
8637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 24, 2006, 08:31:36 PM
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Why are we still talking about ebgames and gamespot when Best Buy has decided to treat us correctly and wants our business?


Dude.  Best Buy?  Really?

gellar
8638  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 24, 2006, 05:16:26 PM
I miss my old EB near my old office in Marina del Rey.  The folks there were seriously very cool.  Some good things about them:

1)  I remember going to buy a PS2 game and they had only the opened "new" games in stock.  I generally don't have a problem with this.  So long as the game works and the packaging is nice, I don't give a rats as if it's open.  However this time, the manager said "Are you sure you don't want a used copy?  It's going to be the same, since we only have opened new ones left and you're saving yourself some money.  The used copy is in perfect condition."  Now I'm sure they made more on the deal since they sold a used copy vs a new one, but I thought it was cool of them to suggest it.  A true win-win.

2)  They *always* gave me the preorder tchotskis for games, even if I didn't preorder.  Very nice of them.

3)  They stopped asking me stupid questions.  After I became a regular, they never asked if I wanted to preorder something (unless it was relevant and actually a part of our conversation), to add the game "insurance", to ask me if I wanted to trade in any games, or any crap like that.  They knew my answers.

Of course I spent a lot of money there each month, but I liked giving them my money.  They were good people.

The Gamestop near my place now is so bad that I drive 20 mins out of my way to go to a different EB.  I still miss my old one though.

gellar
8639  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bidness Cards! on: April 22, 2006, 06:35:11 PM
Congrats.

My best bidnez card story was when I started at my first startup back in 02.  We were so small, we got to put whatever we wanted on the cards (within reason).  I think I had about 5 or 6 different titles before it was all said and done.

However, the CFO did veto my request for "Grand Poobah."

gellar
8640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 to get processor upgrade in 2007 on: April 21, 2006, 10:45:28 PM
They probably announced because if they didn't, as soon as it leaked (and it would leak), the press would go all apeshit about how MS is trying cover up "flawed" 360 plans and sneak in fixes.

gellar
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