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7361  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 27, 2009, 04:02:00 PM
I was literally just about to purchase Clear Sky for 29.99 off their site when I saw this thread.  Thanks!

already this week I've bought men of war and kings bounty off gamersgate.  they're trying to usurp steams role as my bankruptcy source.
7362  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books that break "good guy always wins/lives" scenario on: May 27, 2009, 03:39:21 PM

Quote from: Toe on May 27, 2009, 03:31:23 PM

Brian Lumley's Necroscope series is pretty awesome. I think its classified as horror

I love that series.  I stopped after about the third or fourth book, though.  I really do need to go back and finish the series. 

By the way, if you get a chance, read his short story collection A Coven of Vampires .
7363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Twitter] Who do you follow? on: May 26, 2009, 09:56:05 PM

Quote from: Moliere on May 26, 2009, 09:54:57 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 26, 2009, 09:47:38 PM

I'm ribbing him

tmi

"took my insulin"?

jesus...PR...what kind of a bastard are you?
7364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Twitter] Who do you follow? on: May 26, 2009, 09:47:38 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 26, 2009, 09:45:39 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 26, 2009, 09:14:27 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 26, 2009, 09:12:17 PM

I follow Lance Armstrong, Tony Robbins, Trent Reznor and Ashton Kutcher. They all twitter prodigiously and intelligently. The surprise out of that bunch was Kutcher; whatever your Kelso concept of him might be, he's a pretty smart man. Reznor recently raised over 600 grand towards someone's heart transplant, too.


Give me that man card!

<tears it up and throws pieces on floor>

Give this man a bourbon...straight up...and a copy of Hustler!   I'm not leaving until he knows all the words to Rawhide.

What in his post warrants taking a man-card?  I'm not even asking to be a jerk, I seriously don't get what in his post has anything to do with his masculinity.

Kutcher.  That is all.

(and I'm ribbing him.  PR is a friend)

7365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books that break "good guy always wins/lives" scenario on: May 26, 2009, 09:17:47 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
The Great Gatsby
7366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Twitter] Who do you follow? on: May 26, 2009, 09:14:27 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 26, 2009, 09:12:17 PM

I follow Lance Armstrong, Tony Robbins, Trent Reznor and Ashton Kutcher. They all twitter prodigiously and intelligently. The surprise out of that bunch was Kutcher; whatever your Kelso concept of him might be, he's a pretty smart man. Reznor recently raised over 600 grand towards someone's heart transplant, too.


Give me that man card!

<tears it up and throws pieces on floor>

Give this man a bourbon...straight up...and a copy of Hustler!   I'm not leaving until he knows all the words to Rawhide.
7367  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Twitter] Who do you follow? on: May 26, 2009, 09:06:28 PM
I would subscribe to a Charles Manson twitter if they had one...

7368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: M. Shamalamadingdong Night's Last Airbender movie on: May 26, 2009, 07:56:51 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 23, 2009, 08:12:34 PM

after watching the happening I'm done with him

Yeah, he took any promises of a bright future that he may have won with The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable and promptly dashed them on the rocks of mediocrity with The Village, The Bitch in the Pool, Signs and The Happening. 

The fact that he insists on sticking himself in each of his movies comes across as egotistical instead of fun, by the way.  Hitchcock did it right.
7369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 26, 2009, 06:36:31 PM
Thanks! 

On the matter of combat arts, I found this on the sacred 2 wiki page:

Quote
The higher the level of a Combat Art, the stronger the effect. However, this will increase regeneration times, so it's best to balance the levels according to your play style. For attack Combat Arts, you may prefer many small fast hits with a short regeneration rather than one hard hit with a much longer regeneration.

    * Note- Increasing a Combat Art to too high of a level can cause unsatisfactory regeneration times for certain Combat Arts. It is often best to leave some Combat Arts at level 1 until your character is high enough level to support the increased regeneration time gained by using more runes.

I think I may have gimped my character by leveling up all my combat arts.  I didn't realize the regen rate was cumulative across all aspects.  Perhaps I'll start over...although it'll hurt since I've got about 12 hours with this one. 
7370  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 26, 2009, 06:22:50 PM
Question:  what are the downsides to using all combat art rune drops to increase your level in the associated combat art?  the manual suggests that you limit yourself to only a handful of the 15, but I honestly don't see why you should since I'm getting so many combat art rune drops during the game (i'm playing on silver).  Is there a point of diminishing returns I'm not aware of?

Also, when do I start my class mount quest?  I'm lvl 22 right now and I just entered chapter 2.  My quest book says nothing about a mount quest and my class quest appears to have been finished as there's no longer an entry after the last one I finished.

still lovin' the game, by the way!   icon_biggrin
7371  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [GamersGate] Men of War $12 on: May 26, 2009, 03:01:30 PM
thanks!
7372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [lttp]The Incredible Hulk on: May 25, 2009, 12:43:21 PM
where is this 10 bucks?  i've been interested in it for a long time, but not over 10 bucks interested.   icon_wink
7373  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 25, 2009, 12:41:57 PM
Pete, you need to remember one very important thing:  you have a wife who can help you through this.  That makes all the difference in the world.  Talk to her when you're feeling this way and I guarantee you'll feel better. 
7374  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: List for Demigod 50% Coupon Codes on: May 23, 2009, 03:48:34 PM
With the limited time offer on this code and the fact that some folks aren't checking in regularly for a code, I say to heck with formality and just pm people who offer up a code.  I want more players in the game, dagnabit!   icon_lol
7375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 23, 2009, 03:44:40 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 23, 2009, 08:14:00 AM

Quote from: hepcat on May 23, 2009, 02:00:16 AM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on May 23, 2009, 12:42:09 AM

Quote from: hepcat on May 22, 2009, 03:01:52 PM

We can continue having films full of sound and fury, signifying nothing (aka Wolverine and Elektra), or we can we have character driven superhero films that make us care about the story and its inhabitants (Spiderman 1 and 2, The Dark Knight).  I'll opt for the latter.

Is neither an option?


no

I like the fact you had to edit this two-letter post :-D

I mispelled no the first time...the silent k always throws me.    Tongue
7376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 23, 2009, 02:00:16 AM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on May 23, 2009, 12:42:09 AM

Quote from: hepcat on May 22, 2009, 03:01:52 PM

We can continue having films full of sound and fury, signifying nothing (aka Wolverine and Elektra), or we can we have character driven superhero films that make us care about the story and its inhabitants (Spiderman 1 and 2, The Dark Knight).  I'll opt for the latter.

Is neither an option?


no
7377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: May 22, 2009, 11:54:23 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 22, 2009, 11:50:34 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 22, 2009, 05:01:10 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 22, 2009, 04:33:48 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 22, 2009, 04:15:27 PM

Sadly, there are quite a few folks who will view this film as "Harry Potter and the Finally Legal Emma"....

Really?  Guess it hadn't crossed my mind. 

Responded pretty quickly to a rhetorical post though....

What's your point? 

sigh
7378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Colin, the $70 (i.e., 70 bucks) zombie movie at Cannes on: May 22, 2009, 11:37:12 PM
I saw that earlier and it piqued my interest.  I hope they play it either in a theater or on the Sundance or IFC channels.
7379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 22, 2009, 11:33:20 PM
I don't know why you didn't use one of my tried and true methods for avoiding termination from my book "Avoiding Job Loss The Hepcat Way".  Hell, in chapter 2 I relate an anecdote that would have worked perfectly for you!

I set up a meeting with my boss earlier that fateful day.  During the course of our discussion I casually mentioned that I knew I was about to be fired for filling the water cooler with Mountain Dew and hanging a sign over it that said "Fresh Pee!".  When he said his hands were tied, I simply replied, "Are you SURE about that?".  When he explained again that he had no choice because Lester in accounting was about to file charges after everyone started harrassing him for finishing 6 cups before finding out it was soda, I tore open my shirt and threw open my office door, stumbling out into the hallway while screaming, "RAPE!".

...in hindsight, I probably should have done this face to face instead of via a conference call.

But you get my drift. 

(seriously though, let me know if there's anything I can do to cheer you up)
7380  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 22, 2009, 06:03:32 PM
Is there any truth to the rumor that CeeKay showed up drunk to a casting call for this movie wearing a pair of spandex tights, 6 Styrofoam cup bottoms attached to his chest with tape, a baseball cap with two ostrich feathers sewed onto the sides and wielding a rubber mallet with the words

Quote
Mold...Mjo...Mja...screw it...HAMMER!

written on the end in magic marker?
7381  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: List for Demigod 50% Coupon Codes on: May 22, 2009, 06:00:43 PM
Yep, I was wrong.  Different code than mine.  So they are single use after all. 
7382  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: List for Demigod 50% Coupon Codes on: May 22, 2009, 05:11:13 PM
Like I said, I have a feeling the codes are multi-use.   icon_wink
7383  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: List for Demigod 50% Coupon Codes on: May 22, 2009, 05:03:43 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 22, 2009, 04:43:33 PM

have a code as well - first to PM me will get it, dunno any other way to make it fair :-)

we've been giving them to folks in order from top to bottom.  JSL got mine, so the next on the list would be Stimpy.
7384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: May 22, 2009, 05:01:10 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 22, 2009, 04:33:48 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 22, 2009, 04:15:27 PM

Sadly, there are quite a few folks who will view this film as "Harry Potter and the Finally Legal Emma"....

Really?  Guess it hadn't crossed my mind. 

Responded pretty quickly to a rhetorical post though....
7385  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: List for Demigod 50% Coupon Codes on: May 22, 2009, 04:21:24 PM
I was curious about that, too.  I'm thinking that there's basically one code that works for all purchases of the game, but we would need Island Dog to confirm.  If it is and they want more sales, I would think they would allow us to just post the code in this thread.  But I don't want to do so without confirmation.
7386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: May 22, 2009, 04:15:27 PM
Sadly, there are quite a few folks who will view this film as "Harry Potter and the Finally Legal Emma"....
7387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper - video on: May 22, 2009, 04:10:53 PM
hmmm...the forums for this one say it's being released on the 360 at the end of the year.  I'd love to play this on a console.
7388  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 22, 2009, 03:48:23 PM
the irony is that that cartoon is anime style...
7389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 22, 2009, 03:43:11 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 22, 2009, 03:40:12 PM

Wonder when they will get around to making a Plastic Man porno?

how long have you had the desire to watch a man who can pleasure himself?  Do you dream up storylines during your free time?  Sketch costumes?
7390  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: UFO: when you start running out of well know TV series to make into a movie on: May 22, 2009, 03:42:01 PM
I loved UFO.  It was a fantastic show (at least to my young mind it was...not sure how it would hold up in contemporary terms).  Plus, it had one of the coolest theme songs ever.
7391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: May 22, 2009, 03:27:11 PM
Over in steals and deals we have a request thread for the 50 percent off coupons, by the way. 
7392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 22, 2009, 03:21:25 PM
Personally, I think Loki is going to be the real draw in this film.  His character always interested me more in the comic books.
7393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 22, 2009, 03:06:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 22, 2009, 03:04:43 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 22, 2009, 03:01:52 PM

I'm not sure why folks are lamenting Branagh's involvement as some type of career wreck.  Favreau directed indie films before really finding fame with Elf and Iron Man.  Oftentimes the material can transcend its own limitations at the hands of a good director.



plus his version of Hamlet was awesome.  It replaced the Mel Gibson version of it as my favorite film adaptation of the play.

 icon_lol
7394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: May 22, 2009, 03:01:52 PM
I'm not sure why folks are lamenting Branagh's involvement as some type of career wreck.  Favreau directed indie films before really finding fame with Elf and Iron Man.  Oftentimes the material can transcend its own limitations at the hands of a good director.

We can continue having films full of sound and fury, signifying nothing (aka Wolverine and Elektra), or we can we have character driven superhero films that make us care about the story and its inhabitants (Spiderman 1 and 2, The Dark Knight).  I'll opt for the latter.
7395  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 22, 2009, 02:52:58 PM
my sw is tearing through enemies at this point.  is there any way to increase the difficulty?  or do i have to finish the main quest on silver before I can go to higher levels?

also, is blacksmith really worth a skill slot?  i mistakenly took it early on thinking I should have at least one crafting skill, but I haven't seen any benefit from it.  i wish i could respec this guy at this point.   icon_neutral

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 22, 2009, 02:50:48 PM

Is it possible I've run into a bug already?  I just started (lvl 2 Seraphim), and I got the High Elf sidequest to go kill 5 highwaymen.  My questlog says I've killed enough, but the guy at the gate to the brigand camp keeps telling me where I should be able to find them.

if i remember correctly, the guy who rewards you for that quest is somewhere else.  check the map and move your cursor over the circles until you find the quest with the same name to figure out where he is.
7396  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: List for Demigod 50% Coupon Codes on: May 22, 2009, 02:12:55 PM
Codes are being released now.  JSL just received mine.  Stimpy on deck.

Here's the latest on the codes:

Quote
Greetings Demigod user!

As you know, Demigod is a real-time action strategy game that incorporates tactical combat with role playing elements. When played on-line, it is best played with groups of people as opposed to 1 on 1 as seen in many other strategy games.

Since Demigod's launch late last month, we have been working with developer Gas Powered Games to enhance the game. We have a lot of exciting updates in the works. One of the things we have been particularly concentrating on is improving the game's multiplayer connectivity.

We have been gradually improving the Demigod network connectivity for those who enjoy playing on-line with other people. On Thursday, May 21st, we released an update that introduced our own network of servers to host the connection for those users who have had a hard time getting connected to other players online.

As a token of our appreciation to our customers who have waited patiently while we've addressed the on-line multiplayer difficulties, we present you with this 50% off coupon on purchasing a second copy of the digital version of Demigod for your friends or family. This will only be valid until early next week so this would be a good time to use it.

In addition, next week we will be sending out a second coupon that will give users 20% off of any game or application on Impulse. To help encourage an active Demigod community, we will be occasionally be sending out additional coupons to active players of Demigod (people who play more than a couple of hours a week).

We thank you for your business and hope you are able to enjoy these updates to Demigod.

so it looks like we'll be getting some more codes in the near future.  they're going to send me into bankruptcy, it seems.   icon_lol
7397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why is Sacred 2 so popular and.... on: May 21, 2009, 07:54:32 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 21, 2009, 07:49:40 PM

I actually beat Too Human, but I have no interest in playing the game again.  I might  pick up Sacred 2, but I am being real tight fisted with my gaming dollars lately... 59.99 seems alot for me here lately

I know the feeling.  I'm trying to keep my gaming budget down by buying games months after they hit the shelves.  However, I had been waiting on sacred 2 for so long that I just bit the bullet and traded in a crap load of my older games.  Doesn't hurt that I've befriended the manager at my local gamestop and he gave me the game at a used price and a little nudge on my trade in dollars.   icon_biggrin
7398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why is Sacred 2 so popular and.... on: May 21, 2009, 04:00:13 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on May 21, 2009, 03:59:12 PM

I've played only the DEMO of TH and nothing of Sacred. But my guess is the controls in Sacred are not OMGKILLMYSELF bad.

ding.  I have both and the controls in Too Human killed it for me after 20 minutes.  I will probably go back and play again sometime but my god they are annoying.
7399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sam Raimi on: May 21, 2009, 03:59:12 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 21, 2009, 03:33:15 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 21, 2009, 03:22:59 PM

I think those "upcoming projects" lists can be taken with a rather large grain of salt.

About this size?



For non-geologists, halite, which is the mineral shown above, is the mineral form of sodium chloride, or "rock salt".

caption:  Lick man, lick as if your very life depended on it!
7400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sam Raimi on: May 21, 2009, 03:22:59 PM
I think those "upcoming projects" lists can be taken with a rather large grain of salt.
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