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7521  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.
7522  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:

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
7523  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
7524  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.
7525  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!
7526  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.
7527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Smallville Season 8 (spoilers inevitable) on: May 21, 2009, 02:07:21 PM

Quote from: msteelers on May 21, 2009, 01:17:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 21, 2009, 12:21:15 AM

rumor has it they're shuffling Smallville off to Friday nights for it's 9th season.  It sounds like they want to finally kill it.

Probably not the worst thing in the world. They could easily get from where they are now to him becoming Superman in one season and wrap up the entire show.

About time if they do.  For cryin' out loud, the guy's like 47 now.
7528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cat5 Wiring...Again on: May 20, 2009, 09:20:45 PM
Just get data and go with VoIP.   icon_biggrin
7529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 20, 2009, 09:17:27 PM
hey, i resemble that remark...
7530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 20, 2009, 08:20:16 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 20, 2009, 08:18:42 PM

no one to play with anyways.

I was going to reply but this made me sad...   icon_cry

7531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 20, 2009, 08:18:44 PM
I'm uncomfortable with the direction of this conversation and I've been asked by a counselor here to show him on the doll where you two touched me....
7532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 20, 2009, 08:17:31 PM
whoops, what dep said.
7533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 20, 2009, 08:10:55 PM
Yup, the coop is the biggest selling point according to most reviews.
7534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 20, 2009, 07:40:25 PM
Swerving away from the topic of my genitals, I was briefly a theater minor in college.  One of the acting teachers used to regale us with stories about some theater troupe he'd worked with years ago that went around hitting folks with a pillow.  They labeled it "art" because they were supposedly trying to get a reaction out of their audience.  I always thought that was rather stupid.  Getting a reaction with a physical act is easy, getting one without such a base visceral component, to me, is art. 
7535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 20, 2009, 06:49:52 PM
If I show up without pants to a showing, would the resulting audience disgust be an artistic endeavor?  I know it would be a HUGE endeavor, but artistic?
7536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What "gateway games" turned you into a serious gamer? on: May 20, 2009, 06:28:39 PM
XCom: UFO Defense. 

7537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 20, 2009, 06:24:31 PM
Well, I went with the 360 version because I sometimes want to play this style of game from my couch, instead of in my computer room.  There's something to be said about lounging around on your back while killing Kobolds.   icon_biggrin
7538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Some Pretty Cool New Functionality at GiantBomb on: May 20, 2009, 03:48:02 PM
Tried connecting up to it yesterday and it doesn't work for me.  Keeps telling me "Whoops. Please make sure your XBOX or STEAM privacy settings on their Web-sites are set to public. Once changed, your data will correct itself within 24 hours." 

I checked and I am set to allow everyone to view my account, so I'm not sure what that's all about.   icon_confused

edit:  nm...deleting and adding my account info back in seems to have given it the kick it needed.
7539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Drag Me to Hell trailer on: May 20, 2009, 02:20:45 PM
Raimi returns to horror?  I'm there day one.   icon_biggrin
7540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 20, 2009, 01:31:16 PM
The only thing I know for sure is that the 360 version isn't using the high rez pack that came with the PC collector's edition.  So the graphics aren't up to that standard.  If you're not using the high rez pack then you won't notice any graphical differences, i've been told.  The only other difference I'm curious about is content related.  It seems that the PC version has received quite a few updates since its release and I don't know if that content found its way into the 360 version. 

That being said, the game world is so freakin' huge that I doubt I'd ever get around to seeing that new content if it was included.  I've put in about 6 hours so far since Saturday on one character and he's only seen about 5 percent of the world.   icon_eek  Leveling is just right, too.  I hit 12 last night.  With a cap of 200, I can see this one is gonna have legs.
7541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS RENEWED! Chuck vs. The Third Season **spoilers for S2**! on: May 20, 2009, 02:45:14 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 19, 2009, 10:31:20 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 19, 2009, 05:09:25 PM

That was one of the better comedies on television.
Its ratings were low on NBC's best night. It couldn't hang. Not NBC's fault. Plus it sucked. Well OK not sucked, but there's only so much one can stand hearing the word, "karma."

For a lot of folks, the fact that you thought it sucked is proof that it actually was funny.
7542  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: AE-WWII miniature. My first painted in 3 years on: May 19, 2009, 08:36:35 PM
Got my American and German starter sets this afternoon in the mail.  My god, but the pieces are smaller than I thought they would be.   icon_eek

Not sure how this is going to work out.   icon_confused  Guess I'll just have to dig in and give it the ol' college try.
7543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS RENEWED! Chuck vs. The Third Season **spoilers for S2**! on: May 19, 2009, 05:17:54 PM
good, it would be a shame if I didn't get to see THIS at least once a week...

7544  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS RENEWED! Chuck vs. The Third Season **spoilers for S2**! on: May 19, 2009, 05:09:25 PM
Wow, they canceled My Name is Earl.  That was one of the better comedies on television.  It was consistently funny each week, unlike the majority of other shows on network television that pass for "comedies".   icon_confused
7545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 19, 2009, 03:52:57 PM
Thanks to all who helped me with my buff activation issue.  It was simply due to my having a buff already active.  By selecting it again, I can deactivate and then activate another one. 

I'm still lovin' the game, too.  It really does play like a Diablo MMO.  I've got 4 characters going at once now and I can't make up my mind which one I want to stick with.   icon_confused

The SW is a strong character who can use tons of different loot.  The TG is just cool.  The IN has some great spells.  And the Dryad is fun for ranged. 

I'm not sexist, but if they'd have included the ability to change your character's sex, I would have been happier.  I just get into the game more when the character I'm playing doesn't have breasts.   icon_biggrin

Also, I'm still having trouble reading the quest arrows on the mini-map on my HDTV from across the room.  But that's probably more due to my aging eyes.  If they had the ability to increase the mini-map size it would've helped.
7546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pushing Dasies... on: May 19, 2009, 03:13:24 PM
My pick for best new show during the season it premiered.  I noticed that my DVR is picking up a new episode on the 30th of this month, so apparently ABC is running out the unaired shows.
7547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 09:03:34 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 18, 2009, 08:59:01 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 18, 2009, 08:52:44 PM

I'm not sure (because I didn't do the quick google search) what Ebert thinks about him, but I don't watch Almovodar films for the same reason. I find them bleak for the same of being bleak. But that isn't to say I don't like sad movies, or even dark movies. Let The Right One In is one of my favorites, but it isn't empty in its misery. L.A. Confidential shows the worst of humanity, and in the end nobody wins, but it again show me a part of humanity that I really want to see explored, even if it is a hopeless view.

I certainly appreciate the fine work that Van Triers and Almovodar do, but it just isn't for me.

Well now you spoiled L.A. Confidential for me!  I was expecting a happy ending. frown

pssst...Rosebud is a sled.
7548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 18, 2009, 08:09:23 PM
Thanks, I'll take a look when I play later tonight.

7549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 18, 2009, 08:06:19 PM

Quote from: Doopri on May 18, 2009, 07:13:59 PM

hepcat i havent used a shadow warrior yet - but are they both "buffs"?  if they are, at the onset you can ONLY have 1 buff going at once.  if you put points into concentration you can have more buffs at once

and mytocles (and any others) ive been playing a ton of this game, and while im far from having it all figured out (particularly some of the skill and item stuff) i do have a decent idea of whats going on so if you want help and see me on send out an invite!

Don't you have to activate a buff?  or does slotting it make it active automatically? 
7550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 07:02:48 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 18, 2009, 06:54:09 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 18, 2009, 06:15:58 PM

Not a surprise but I will sit this one out.

Some audience members recoiled at the film's relentless tension and almost unbearably explicit scenes of violence, including genital mutilation.

"I thought I had my head down a lavatory, frankly," said Baz Bamigboye of Britain's Daily Mail, the journalist who asked von Trier to justify his film.

"I've defended his movies in the past," Bamigboye said after the news conference. "'Dogville' was hated. I defended his right to make that film, and I defend his right to make this film. But he still has to explain why he made it and what it represents."

I'm not surprised at your non-surprise of sitting this one out. If it's not a Disney film about a family running happily thru the European countryside singing 'the sound of music' you won't watch it.  Tongue

Would adding a naked Willem Dafoe help this film you describe? All it takes is a phone call and bus fare, apparently.
7551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 06:46:19 PM

Quote from: Moliere on May 18, 2009, 06:44:04 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 18, 2009, 06:14:26 PM

Personally, most of the films I've enjoyed over the last few years have been either European or Asian. 

Yeah, American porn is so predictable and cliche.

Seriously.  When I see the promise of scat on the cover, I want scat.  Not chocolate pudding and mountain dew. mean...that's not what I meant!
7552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you tell someone to "grow a man-sack" without hurting their feelings? on: May 18, 2009, 06:23:30 PM
"Chuck, pretend this grape is your man-sack.  Now, using this syringe full of water, I'm going to demonstrate what happens to your man-sack when you exercise may wanna stand back at this point, Chuck."
7553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 06:14:26 PM
I just believe that mainstream movies exist in every culture, European or American.  That's just pop culture.  But we also have more serious fare as well, just as everyone else does.   icon_biggrin

Personally, most of the films I've enjoyed over the last few years have been either European or Asian.  Curiously, they seem to come in national waves.  One moment it's comedies from Australia, the next it's horror films from Spain. 
7554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: May 18, 2009, 06:11:10 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on May 18, 2009, 06:08:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 18, 2009, 12:40:58 AM

weekend estimates are 43 million.  damn, I was hoping it would crush Angels and Demons but I guess Tom Hanks new hairdo helped carry the movie ahead by about 5 million.  this weekend brings out the big guns.

I heard that it's the most successful franchise reboot, beating out Batman Begins, Superman Returns and whatever else.

Hopefully it doesn't lead to the death of the franchise like Superman Returns seems to have done.
7555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you tell someone to "grow a man-sack" without hurting their feelings? on: May 18, 2009, 06:06:35 PM
Can you whiteboard the whole man-sack growth process with him?  I find that visual aides really help make a point.
7556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 06:00:08 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 18, 2009, 05:41:13 PM

Oh, and I'm certainly not saying US directors are stupid, or the audience is either - just that culturally, we watch and perhaps then also produce movies of different styles. Then again, I could have seen the wrong movies ;-)

Danish box office toppers for Jan/Feb 2009:

February 27–March 1    $3,155,891    +128.7%    22    Män som hatar kvinnor    9
February 20–22    $1,380,154    -39.1%    22    Bolt    8
February 13–15    $2,265,309    +10.1%    23    Bolt    7
February 6–8    $2,057,285    +83.3%    24    Bolt    6
January 30–February 1    $1,122,632    -16.3%    22    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button    5
January 23–25    $1,340,388    -2.3%    21    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button    4
January 16–18    $1,372,008    -20.9%    22    Australia    3
January 9–11    $1,733,493    -23.4%    20    Australia    2
January 2–4    $2,261,899    -0.6%    24    Australia    1

7557  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jason Bourne is a Pussy! (Taken) on: May 18, 2009, 05:22:09 PM

Quote from: Sith Lord on May 16, 2009, 12:02:55 PM

Quote from: Kagath on May 15, 2009, 02:34:21 AM

Yeah I was a little bit skeptical since I've never seen him in a role quite like this. I know he was in some 'actiony' stuff in the past but nothing I've seen compared.

As a Krull alum, I'm sure he can handle anything.

7558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: May 18, 2009, 04:58:09 PM
I've been playing with a Shadow Warrior and I hit lvl 6 last night (after starting and playing about 3 other characters).  I'm trying to specialize in Astral Lord so I took the Astral Lord focus and gave it 3 skill points.  Then I bought a rune for Nether Allegiance from a runemaster.  The combat art is available on my list of combat arts (meaning it's not greyed out in the list), but when I slot it it's not available to use.  Anyone have an idea what's going on?   icon_confused

oh, and the same thing goes for Reflective Emanation.  it's also available to slot, but I can't use it.
7559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Antichrist on: May 18, 2009, 04:49:54 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 18, 2009, 04:35:21 PM

That being said, and this is meant totally without any kind of offense in mind, I doubt most americans will like it, since its REALLY not the type of movie you'r used to seeing. Whats going on is NOT obvious, lots of things are being left unsaid, and he doesnt play on effects, but mostly on human drama, and the depths to which humans can move themselves

No offense, but we gave the world Orson Welles, Lee Strasberg, David Mamet, the Coen brothers and a whole slew of great filmmakers/directors and screenwriters.  I don't think the American audience as a whole consists of people who can't understand subtlety or nuance in a film.

I'm a staunch defender of the auteur theory. Some of the best films ever made have been made by auteurs: Coppola, P T Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Luis Bunuel, Alfred Hitchcock, etc. This is how I operate as a filmmaker. You seem to be calling for 'populist filmmaking' here, hepcat. Nothing wrong with that.. But making films that appeal to large, low-common-denominator audiences ain't my thing. That style of filmmaking is fine for summer movies, but not all movies can be this way. I don't know if 'Anti-Christ' is any damn good, but I gotta stick up for Von Trier here.

If it's successful and it touches an audience then it's not really a vanity project, which is what I'm complaining about.  You can make a film that's personal and still touch on universal themes, or you can make a film that is filled with really bad writing and blame the audience for not getting it.  I haven't seen this film but from some of the reviews it seems like he created something that is just that.
7560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ....I've been hesitant to say this, but... on: May 18, 2009, 04:32:08 PM
My thoughts are with you and your family, Ron.  If there's anything the community can do to help out, please let us know!
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