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7281  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 08:08:51 PM
I hate to admit, but I'm incredibly sensitive to body language and tone.  It is with great remorse that I have to say I sympathize with this person.  She may be wrong, but short of confronting her and forcing her to seek out the therapy she needs to develop a thicker skin, you're going to have to deal with this situation as long as she's your wife's friend.

...which brings up a potential solution, if you're willing.  Steal some of this woman's clothing and leave it scattered around your bedroom when your wife's away.  When she comes home, quickly kick this clothing under the bed while whistling and looking at the ceiling.  There's a very good chance that this Dana person will soon be UNinvited to any social events.

of course, you're probably going to lose a testicle in the process.  but it may be worth it if this person is troubling you as much as it seems.
7282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 30, 2009, 07:55:07 PM
The old "delete post bring site to its knees for 10 minutes" problem is back, though.  sorry about that.   icon_redface
7283  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 30, 2009, 06:54:42 PM
I'm having trouble connecting as well.
7284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost returns next week! [Spoilers!] on: April 30, 2009, 06:24:14 PM
It's a well known fact that I'm an idiot, so could someone help a brother out here?  What happened to Faraday after he was done time trippin' with Sawyer and the rest of the Scooby gang?  I'm drawing a blank when I try to remember.   icon_confused
7285  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 30, 2009, 03:13:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 30, 2009, 02:51:38 PM

Quote from: Devil on April 30, 2009, 01:28:16 PM

Why couldn't they just sell games on memory stick?

aren't those really small in physical size?  if they're the size I'm thinking of, like the memory card for the Wii, I imagine they'd be pretty easy to lose.

which means you have to buy another one.  sony has a plan, my friend.
7286  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 08:12:12 PM
Frankly I'm surprised by the low ratio of pool stick to penis names...
7287  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: April 29, 2009, 08:05:53 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 29, 2009, 07:56:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 29, 2009, 02:39:40 PM

I'm with EroticCabbage on this one.  DR was a great, great gaming experience for me.  I admit, I had no desire to pick it up based on the demo that they released a few months before the game came out.  But after seeing more and more positive reviews on it when it did hit the shelves, I broke down.  I'm glad I did.  It really is a game that's greater than the sum of its parts.  The overall experience is just fantastic.  I still go back and replay it every few months just to try and save more of those losers holing up in the food court or whatever. 

Yeah, but you also liked There Will Be Boredom.

In the words of Walt Whitman, "I contain multitudes".
7288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 08:03:31 PM
For the love of God people, can we all just work together in order to keep Pete from turning this thread into a discussion about his ass!?!  You should all know by now that the guy will bring up his posterior any chance he gets.  Think about the children, for god's sake!!!
7289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NWN2: Mysteries of Westgate on: April 29, 2009, 07:53:01 PM
I just want to go on record as saying that the $4.00 EDS (Extended Download Service) add on is a crock of sh#t.   icon_mad
7290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 07:43:04 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 29, 2009, 07:41:23 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 29, 2009, 06:54:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 29, 2009, 06:33:37 PM


But keep in mind that one doesn't just decide to go by a nickname.  A nickname has to be earned or christened.     retard 

...this would explain GT members like "semiconscious" and "sensuouslettuce".

and.... HepC? ;-)

 icon_lol ah, you remembered my earlier concern. 
7291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 06:54:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 29, 2009, 06:33:37 PM


But keep in mind that one doesn't just decide to go by a nickname.  A nickname has to be earned or christened.     retard 

...this would explain GT members like "semiconscious" and "sensuouslettuce".
7292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 06:48:51 PM
oh...those are good...   icon_lol
7293  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 06:38:01 PM
"The Verbose One"?

...nah...that doesn't quite work in a pool hall setting.

"The Sultan of Syllables"?
7294  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: April 29, 2009, 06:09:05 PM
I'm on it
7295  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 06:07:54 PM
PeteRock, as we've all come to learn, is now addicted to pool (the ball and stick version; not the one with water, chlorine and warm spots where the kids were swimming).  However, poor Pete has no cool, pool hall nickname.  When he strolls in the door of his local pool joint now, everyone just yells "PETE!" (or, if it's ladies night: "ROCK!"). 

Won't you help give Pete a nickname? 

Pete, we'll need some help from you, as well.  Please post the name of the city you play in most, where you were born, favorite foods, number of times you've had an STD and what you REALLY think of Moliere.  These things can help when coming up with the perfect pool hall name.

Winner will be notified by email and will receive one slightly used pool cue chalk that looks mysteriously like Edward Norton.

7296  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 29, 2009, 05:53:19 PM
Will Liza Minnelli have a cameo?  Or will they get someone else to play her par.....oh....this ISN'T about Peter Allen?  Whoops...   icon_redface
7297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: April 29, 2009, 05:27:28 PM

Quote from: Kev199 on April 28, 2009, 11:06:09 PM

So...they couldn't use Claire's blood to heal Nathan like they did with HRG a few seasons back?

Maybe I missed something there.

In an upcoming episode for the new season, they'll show claire, hrg, nathan's mommy and peter all slap their heads at the same time while yelling, "D'OH!".
7298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: April 29, 2009, 05:20:21 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 29, 2009, 04:45:10 PM

But, since I've been gaming less and less while spending even more time in pool halls than before (I now play a minimum 3 to 4 days a week, 2 to 5 hours each session),

would it be okay if we came up with a cool pool hustler name for you?  something like "Arizona Slim"?
7299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 29, 2009, 04:41:45 PM
What do I do with all my UMD based games that i currently own?  I have a launch PSP and would love to upgrade to a newer model, but I don't want to toss away all the games I love.   icon_confused
7300  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: April 29, 2009, 04:29:29 PM
I loved the fact that your character could continue to level up even if you started a new game.  If you found that the game is insufferably hard, you could just return to it after bulking up.  The save system was annoying, but only because I'm used to the luxury of pc game save systems.  On consoles, that type of save system is fairly common.

The sheer joy of whacking wave after wave of zombies with an electric guitar was worth the price of admission and the frustration of going from pc gaming to console gaming norms.
7301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: April 29, 2009, 02:39:40 PM
I'm with EroticCabbage on this one.  DR was a great, great gaming experience for me.  I admit, I had no desire to pick it up based on the demo that they released a few months before the game came out.  But after seeing more and more positive reviews on it when it did hit the shelves, I broke down.  I'm glad I did.  It really is a game that's greater than the sum of its parts.  The overall experience is just fantastic.  I still go back and replay it every few months just to try and save more of those losers holing up in the food court or whatever. 
7302  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy $10 game sale on: April 29, 2009, 02:06:21 PM
I'm actually enjoying my little stockpile so far.  10 games for 100 bucks isn't that bad a haul.  I'm about an hour into Jericho and even though I can understand some of the complaints, I'm having fun with it.  I plan on playing through most of what I got and trading in what I find I don't like (Hellboy going first).  I look at it this way, it's only a couple dollars more than a rental on the game at blockbuster.

P.S.  I'm going to check back for a copy of Devil May Cry 4 as I've heard from more than one source that they might be restocking today.
7303  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS BACK! Chuck vs. The First Date Spoilers! on: April 28, 2009, 03:08:54 PM

Quote from: jersoc on April 28, 2009, 07:30:57 AM

omg. the lines in this episode were amazingly hilarious.  icon_lol

Spoiler for Hiden:
the thanks for saving me at least once a week and i know kung fu were the best

dear god i hope this show makes the cut. i cant believe they are thinking of canceling it. stupid gay ass reality shows have ruined TV.

Spoiler for Hiden:
the line that made me laugh out loud was bruce b calling Jeffster "sam kinison and the indian lesbian"
7304  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alone in the Dark on: April 28, 2009, 01:32:30 PM
I got this also during the BB clearance sale Sunday.  For 10 bucks, I figure I can't go TOO wrong.

Question though:  I thought the makers were talking about releasing a fairly comprehensive patch that included content and changes to gameplay that were supposed to bring the game more in line with their original vision?  Has that ever been released?
7305  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360, new issues... on: April 28, 2009, 01:22:53 AM

Quote from: DrJones on April 27, 2009, 09:26:20 PM

You need to be connected to Xbox Live(just a Silver account) in order to play BC games.  You need to usually download a small update for most games.  The Halo games were the only games that didnt need a 1st time update.

I think he mentioned either here or the crosspost on OO that he'd already downloaded the updates.  My suggestion was based off the assumption that something might be wrong with the software on his system and that maybe a connection to the Live servers might help.
7306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Moon on: April 27, 2009, 09:16:31 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on April 27, 2009, 09:11:10 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 27, 2009, 05:15:55 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 27, 2009, 04:23:20 PM

Not to undermine the premise of the movie, but who would come up with the idea of putting a person alone on the moon for 3 years? That just seems like a recipe for disaster that no one outside of the University Psychology department would contemplate.

Oh, but he's not alone, he has that friendly not-HAL to keep him company. And I'm sure not-HAL has nothing do with any of this.

Made me think of Silent Running.

God, that movie made me cry like a little girl when I was kid. 
7307  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you were planning to wow your significant other by cooking dinner... on: April 27, 2009, 09:09:42 PM
excellent. with me as bea, pete as estelle getty, and ceekay as betty white, we're gonna make The Bea Arthur Experience a force to be reckoned with.
7308  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you were planning to wow your significant other by cooking dinner... on: April 27, 2009, 08:47:32 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 27, 2009, 08:02:57 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 27, 2009, 07:12:39 PM


Shouldn't you be conducting rehearsals for your Bea Arthur tribute band?

What would a "Bea Arthur Tribute Band" play?  I need to know what's expected of "The Bea Arthur Experience" when I finally do get this band together....
7309  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy $10 game sale on: April 27, 2009, 08:16:51 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 27, 2009, 08:14:00 PM


On a good note, at the Best Buy I was at yesterday, everyone was great. People were helping other people find games and check prices. Didn't see any asshats hoarding anything.

I had the same experience at the BB I went to yesterday morning.  This one guy was talking on the phone and every time he'd repeat the name of a game that his son (I assumed it was his son because of the tone of the conversation) asked about, someone would hand it to him if it was available.  It was actually pretty humorous.  The guy would wave away most of them, but he took a few that were offered.
7310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360, new issues... on: April 27, 2009, 08:00:44 PM
I would try hooking it up to the 'net before throwing in the towel.  If it's got some mucho old copy of the dashboard running on it that's all screwed up, it may be causing your problems.  I've never encountered an issue with BC games, so I'm surprised at the trouble you're having.  It's usually completely painless:  put game in the drive, xbox downloads update, i'm playing within 3 minutes.

7311  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy $10 game sale on: April 27, 2009, 07:56:13 PM
I thought I'd read somewhere that there was a limit of 2 of the same title per sale?
7312  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Elder Scrolls: The Novels on: April 27, 2009, 07:28:36 PM
 icon_lol icon_lol
7313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you were planning to wow your significant other by cooking dinner... on: April 27, 2009, 07:12:39 PM
Moliere went with soup for his significant other, Chesspieceface.  That may be good...
7314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Twilight...vampire flick on: April 27, 2009, 06:47:57 PM
Instead of Vampire baseball, couldn't they instead play Vampire roshambo?
7315  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Moon on: April 27, 2009, 06:42:06 PM
It looks good.  The only concern I would have from watching that trailer is that the writer may be going for yet another retelling of occurrence at owl creek.  Hollywood loves to trot out a retelling of that story every single friggin' year, put a new name on it, then try to convince everyone that it's high brow entertainment (a la Jacob's Ladder).   I hope I'm wrong though.
7316  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Elder Scrolls: The Novels on: April 27, 2009, 06:28:20 PM
They should make a whole series of young adult books set in the Elder Scrolls universe.  They could get the writer who does the Twilight series.  Man, that would rock...
7317  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy $10 game sale on: April 27, 2009, 05:41:50 PM
<sigh>  I went to BB near my office at lunch and they had a copy of Silent Hill, Fracture, Pure and Universe at War so I bought those too.  My god, what is wrong with me that I can't resist buying mediocre (for the most part) games when they're priced at 10 bucks???

Anyway, I know what you mean about some games getting horrid reviews but still being somewhat fun.  I fired up Operation Darkness last night and loved it (other than the horrid camera and the ps2 level graphics).  Then I tried Jericho and Infinite Undiscovery and quite liked those as well.  However, Warhammer was not something I'll probably play after trying for 10 minutes to understand the rather frustrating control scheme.
7318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360: Operation Darkness on: April 27, 2009, 02:25:25 PM
Picked this up at the BB 9.99 clearance sale yesterday.  If it weren't for that dang camera and the subpar graphics, this would be a fantastic game.   I'm still playing it, but this could easily have been a gem if they'd just spent a bit more time on it.  The missed potential just makes me wanna scream in anger.   icon_mad
7319  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy $10 game sale on: April 27, 2009, 02:18:12 PM
I guess I "misremembered" the reviews on Hellboy.  I could've sworn it received SOME decent reviews...but alas, this is not the case.  Unfortunately, I've already opened it.   icon_mad
7320  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy $10 game sale on: April 26, 2009, 07:31:46 PM
I was pleasantly surprised that my local BB wasn't swamped with buyers this morning.  I managed to snag:

Jericho
Hellboy
Warhammer
Infinite Undiscovery
Alone in the Dark
Operation Darkness

They're all games I was interested in, but not more than 10 dollars worth of interested in.   icon_biggrin

P.S.  I went back about an hour and a half later because I forgot to look for Silent Hill and the friggin' stands were picked clean.  There was absolutely nothing left.  I then drove over to another one about 6 miles away and they're shelves were also bare.  The hoarders must have swooped in after I left the store the first time.   icon_eek
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