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7401  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.
7402  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
7403  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
7404  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
7405  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy $10 game sale on: April 26, 2009, 12:44:57 PM
I'm going to run over and check my BB when they open, however I'm telling myself that nothing will still be available so i don't get too disappointed when I arrive only to discover that every single game has been snapped up by employees and people who purchased them before today and plan on price matching the sale this week.   icon_frown
7406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you remember the first time? on: April 24, 2009, 01:33:12 PM
My first foray into the internet came about because I thought alt.pave.the.earth was hilarious and I had to keep up with it...
7407  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: AE-WWII miniature. My first painted in 3 years on: April 24, 2009, 01:32:11 PM
thanks for not picking on my cluelessness, turtle.   icon_biggrin

i haven't ordered my starter kits yet (since I'm the only one who has expressed any real interest in this game, I'll probably need to order enough for another person to play), so I'll drop by my local gameshop tonight and take a look at some 28mm figures to see if it's going to be too much for these old eyes/hands.  If it looks to be too daunting a task, I'll order them and have a friend who's an old warhammer player assemble/paint them and pay him back with his own set.

7408  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: AE-WWII miniature. My first painted in 3 years on: April 24, 2009, 03:36:24 AM
Very nice!  I'm still digesting, and loving, the rules.  Please excuse my ignorance, but my experience with miniatures is very limited.  I'm about to order a couple starter sets and I notice that the sets come with arms, heads, etc.. I realize I have to assemble them, but is this difficult to do for an inexperienced player?  Do I use some form of epoxy?  Or do they snap together?  Again, sorry for the dumb questions.   icon_redface
7409  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Voltron tabletop? on: April 23, 2009, 05:05:41 PM
I've almost picked Monsterpocalypse up on more than one occasion.  I need to actually play it at gencon this year.
7410  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: AE-WWII miniature. My first painted in 3 years on: April 23, 2009, 03:34:19 PM
I'm probably going to attend Gencon on Thursday and Friday, so I'll make sure to check out their vendor booth.  I just wish they had zombies in the game.  That would be the weird war trifecta for me!

The Secrets of the Third Reich includes a few things that appeal to me (the aforementioned zombies, vampires and customizable mechs...along with what appears to be almost an rpg like rules variant).  I'll have to look into the upcoming AE stuff to see if they've added some of that stuff.
7411  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: AE-WWII miniature. My first painted in 3 years on: April 23, 2009, 02:54:03 AM
thanks!  the prices on ccgarmory are excellent.  i believe i'll pick up a couple.  anyone ever play secrets of the third reich?  that's the other one i was interested in, although i went with ae-wwii because it seems to receive better reviews in most places.
7412  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: AE-WWII miniature. My first painted in 3 years on: April 23, 2009, 02:11:29 AM
I picked up the rulebook this afternoon.  So far I'm diggin' it.  Just need to order some starter sets now.  Who do you folks order your minis from?  oh, and turtle, you mention the druids but I thought they were only in the occult expansion, which doesn't seem to be out yet.  is that coming soon?
7413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can't believe it happened to me (laid off) on: April 22, 2009, 01:01:26 PM
Dang, sorry to hear that, Graham.  I know something better is just around the corner though! 
7414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Curb Your Enthusiasm on: April 21, 2009, 08:21:10 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 20, 2009, 10:03:20 PM

Seinfeld >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David just isn't very likable. Whatsoever.

That's kind of the point.  Larry is not supposed to be likable...in any way, shape or form.  Seinfeld was also intended to be a group of very unlikeable people.  That's why the show ended the way it did.
7415  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you REALLY believe that extraterrestrial life has visited Earth? on: April 21, 2009, 08:16:23 PM
If extraterrestrials do exist, then my continued existence proves that they are not practitioners of Darwinism...
7416  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Shadowbane Closing on: April 20, 2009, 09:34:31 PM
I have fond memories of playing this into the wee hours of many a night.  However, it eventually became just a grief fest for high level kiddies who'd camp outside cities and take down anyone they saw...even if that person was 20 or 30 levels below them.  It got so bad that new players couldn't level up outside the starting area unless they had escorts to take them everywhere.
7417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NWN2: Mysteries of Westgate on: April 20, 2009, 09:10:34 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on April 20, 2009, 08:54:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 20, 2009, 02:27:26 PM

they've set the release date for April 29th.  took them long enough.

This still isn't out?  I'd assumed it was out weeks ago. 

No wonder Obsidian has signed up with Bethesda for their next game.  Atari is a joke.



you're just now realizing this???  icon_eek

 icon_razz
7418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let the Right One In on: April 20, 2009, 08:06:48 PM
i'm just teasin' ya.   icon_biggrin
7419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: looking for a superhero game on: April 20, 2009, 07:59:57 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 20, 2009, 07:22:20 PM

"That RTS" is probably Irrational Games' Freedom Force. It was pretty awesome (throwing cars, using light poles as battering rams, bringing buildings down, etc.).  For whatever reason, I really couldn't get into its followup. Definitely something I should do a [revisit] thread on some day...

http://www.freedomfans.com/

Ultimate Alliance, which I did get on PC, was a fun bash-em up but it's not terribly deep.

My vote for best damned superhero game ever made.  I really wish they'd do another one. 
7420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Curb Your Enthusiasm on: April 20, 2009, 07:28:29 PM
It's basically a geriatric Seinfeld, so if you didn't like that show I doubt you'll like Curb Your Enthusiasm.  I like it well enough, but it is full of hits AND misses.
7421  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Impulse Friend Tag on: April 20, 2009, 05:57:43 PM
hepcat1

warning:  I suck at this game.  But I'm willing to be a meat shield.
7422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let the Right One In on: April 20, 2009, 05:55:58 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 20, 2009, 05:37:48 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 20, 2009, 05:15:42 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 19, 2009, 03:19:22 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on April 18, 2009, 10:26:05 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
She (was) a man, baby!

Spoiler for Hiden:
seriously?  I know I saw a scar, but didn't really think of that.  Weird.  I know there were conversations from Eli asking Oskar would he like her if she was a man, but I really didn't really see anything else to suggest that

Spoiler for Hiden:
The book that was the source for the movie gives a much more detailed history of Eli's past.  Look it up on amazon and read some of the reader reviews to get more info.  I don't want to ruin the book for you if you're planning on ever reading it.
Spoiler for Hiden:
yeah, I'm picking up that book once I finish the two I'm reading now.



Spoiler for Hiden:
Let me know if Horton did indeed hear a Who!  Tongue
7423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Final 3 Pushing Daisies episodes on: April 20, 2009, 05:54:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 20, 2009, 05:49:38 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 20, 2009, 05:18:57 PM

It was my favorite show during the season it started.  I'm still mad that they canceled this gem.  disgust

They had to in order to save Heroes, even though it's on a different network  icon_twisted

All they needed to do was seal the writer's room during a morning status meeting, fill the room with cyanide, hire a monkey with a keyboard taped to his left hand, then enjoy a pop tart as the show started to make more sense...
7424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: April 20, 2009, 05:27:22 PM
I'm still torn between getting this for the PC or for the 360.  It all comes down to content for me.  They've released quite a few updates with content on the PC version since the game's release.  Will that content be included with the console version?  Going forward, will they keep the DLC for the game concurrent with what is available for the PC version?
7425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Final 3 Pushing Daisies episodes on: April 20, 2009, 05:18:57 PM
It was my favorite show during the season it started.  I'm still mad that they canceled this gem.  disgust
7426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let the Right One In on: April 20, 2009, 05:15:42 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 19, 2009, 03:19:22 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on April 18, 2009, 10:26:05 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
She (was) a man, baby!

Spoiler for Hiden:
seriously?  I know I saw a scar, but didn't really think of that.  Weird.  I know there were conversations from Eli asking Oskar would he like her if she was a man, but I really didn't really see anything else to suggest that

Spoiler for Hiden:
The book that was the source for the movie gives a much more detailed history of Eli's past.  Look it up on amazon and read some of the reader reviews to get more info.  I don't want to ruin the book for you if you're planning on ever reading it.
7427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Aaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!! on: April 17, 2009, 06:29:37 PM
I hear ya.  While I love Live and I love the games available for the 360, I oftentimes think that if I have just one more system go belly up, I'm jumping to the ps3.  I'm on my third unit now. 
7428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I'm showing my wife The Wrath Of Khan on: April 17, 2009, 04:27:28 PM
I always suspect that these subject titles are euphemisms....
7429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Have Completed My Re-Read of All Bloom County Books on: April 17, 2009, 03:38:36 PM
Milo was my hero.  I remember when I was in junior high running to the bookstore on the days they released those compilations of the newspaper strips for Bloom County.  Then I'd rush home and devour the entire thing in one sitting...then read it again the next day.   icon_biggrin
7430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: April 16, 2009, 08:43:22 PM
yes, my having -740 favor points would seem to be a good indication of that.   icon_biggrin
7431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: April 16, 2009, 08:22:38 PM
 icon_eek

ouch
7432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crock Pot cooking on: April 16, 2009, 05:33:16 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 15, 2009, 09:49:00 PM

humorous relationship story

I told you Chess would make a great wife...
7433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: April 16, 2009, 05:27:51 PM
Whoo hoo, finally got into an online skirmish game last night.  Took freakin' forever, but eventually it found some players and away I went...

...and died...

...then died again...

...finally figured out why i was dying so quickly...then died. 

....realized i was wrong about why i was dying...and died again.

finally, the other team just put us out of our misery and finished off our fortresses.

final scores were ridiculously disparate.  damage of 162344 vs. 12 or something. 

god, it was embarrassing.   icon_redface

i'm confused about favor points, though.  before i started the game, i had close to 400 favor points from single player tournaments.  after the online game, i had MINUS 740??  do you lose favor points if you do badly?
7434  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Idiocracy - five bucks on: April 15, 2009, 08:54:12 PM
Quote
Comin' up next on The Violence Channel: An all-new "Ow, My Balls!"
7435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green lantern: First Flight on: April 15, 2009, 08:46:13 PM
now THIS i'd like to see animated...
7436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green lantern: First Flight on: April 15, 2009, 08:25:55 PM
I will forgive you a great many things, but do not insult the great Adam Baldwin again.  I don't want to have to release these photos....

p.s.  I don't give the original Doomsday stories much love to begin with, so that may play into my lack of outrage when comparing the comic book source to the animated version.  I thought the death of Superman was an incredibly cheap, badly written attempt to cash in on multiple foil covers and derivative heroes who didn't require much thought to create and market (Steel, Superboy, etc.).
7437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: April 15, 2009, 06:03:06 PM
excellent, thanks!
7438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: April 15, 2009, 05:50:55 PM
do you know offhand which ports I need to open for Demigod?  i'm really lazy and haven't bothered to look it up.   icon_redface
7439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 on: April 15, 2009, 04:11:26 PM

Quote from: soulbringer on April 15, 2009, 09:39:13 AM

Ive learned long ago that American Idol cannot be counted upon to only run an hour even if scheduled that way.  I always set my DVR to tape from 9-11 so I dont miss a minute of fringe.   

and they did it again last night.  cutting off the last couple of minutes of Fringe on my dvr.   mad
7440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: April 14, 2009, 08:39:54 PM

yep, page 7.  in large print.  with LED lights.  and a siren.  and a midget with a banner.

Quote
Game Types
The Gods have arranged a number of different types of contests to take place in
the arena. In all cases, destroying the opponent’s Citadel will win the game. The
types of contests are:
• Conquest. Destroy the enemy’s Citadel to win.
• Dominate. Control the flags for a certain amount of time for victory.
• Slaughter. Attain victory by killing a set number of enemy Demigods.
• Fortress. Destroy your opponent’s fortresses to attain victory
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