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7521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Titan Quest Expansion on: March 12, 2009, 02:25:31 PM
Are there any mods that let you start off with the expansion using a new character that you can level up?  a la the NeverWinter Nights expansions?
7522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk . . . bodywash! on: March 12, 2009, 02:15:18 PM
I buy anything with the word "Sandalwood" in it.  I'm utterly addicted to that scent.  If this makes me less of a man, so be it.  Although I suspect that if I were any less of a man in the eyes of you losers, I'd be bearing children at this point. 

I tried Axe, but it tasted funny.
7523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: March 11, 2009, 05:44:50 PM
There are so many "Kim vs. The Cougar" episodes these last two seasons that anything Fuller does short of having the entire cast killed off and replaced with hand puppets can only be an improvement.
7524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 10 Scariest games on: March 11, 2009, 05:26:31 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on March 11, 2009, 05:19:25 PM

Fatal Frame.. those games are SCARY.

I have Fatal Frame 2 (which is on the list) for the xbox.  It's backwards compatible with the 360 and I've started it a few times.  I really do need to go back and finish it. 
7525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 10 Scariest games on: March 11, 2009, 04:53:32 PM
F.E.A.R. should never have made that list, let alone place higher than System Shock.
7526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 11, 2009, 03:32:10 PM

Quote from: StriderGG on March 11, 2009, 03:12:33 PM


Obviously everyone is different but I don't see my dad playing this game.

I don't see my 70+ dad playing Tetris, for cryin' out loud.  He still opens every spam email that comes his way.   icon_biggrin

oh, and thanks for the twcenter tip, strider.  I found this link to contain pretty much all i need to know
7527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If Frank Miller did Charlie Brown Comics on: March 11, 2009, 02:09:57 PM
That was hilarious.   icon_lol  The writer has Miller's staccato delivery down pat.
7528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 11, 2009, 02:00:38 PM
Excellent, thanks guys!

Last night I started up a grand campaign with Austria and this time I'm taking it nice and slow.  I'm still confused by politics in the game, but I'm enjoying it a bit more than I did when I tried playing the Ottoman Empire.  Is there any sites with game info/suggestions that anyone recommends?
7529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 11, 2009, 01:17:29 AM
Well, I dove back in tonight after work and I'm trying to give it a fair chance.  It's entirely possible I haven't played long enough to see where the game shines over MW2 or Rome. 

couple of questions though:

1) I don't understand trade theatres.  I can pull them up on the radar map on the bottom left hand side of the screen, but I don't know how to get my trade galleon down there. 

2) when I click on some of my cities/towns, I see the green overlay for my region, but what significance is the red overlay that appears in some areas that overlap any neighboring nation's area?

I honestly think they dropped the ball on the manual, by the way.  Previous games have done a far better job of explaining the game in their documentation.
7530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 10, 2009, 01:51:49 PM
I've got to agree with Raz, to be honest.   icon_cry  The more I play this, the more I want to go back and start a campaign in MW2. 
7531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator stuff that doesn't make sense on: March 09, 2009, 06:41:26 PM
Don't look to me.  I'm still trying to figure out why the Empire in Star Wars installed safety rails in only about 1 out of 4 bottomless shaft locations.



7532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super soldier exoskeleton on: March 09, 2009, 02:07:24 PM
Let me know when they've built an Adrienne Barbeaubot with laser beam eyes and D-Cups of Justice.

7533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why, screw you Walmart. And you too, Valve. And BTW, Steam sucks. on: March 06, 2009, 04:15:04 PM
I usually am a steam supporter, but this does come across as being really unfair to the customer.   icon_evil
7534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] OSS 117 or Hey, when did the French develop a sense of humor??? on: March 06, 2009, 02:39:42 PM
I hope not.  I always find that dubbing drains any comedy out of foreign films.  They always get the worst voice actors, it seems.
7535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: March 05, 2009, 08:36:45 PM
some potentially good news for people who remember the first season with some fondness:

Quote
“Heroes,” which on Monday hit an all-time personal ratings low in key demos, will receive an order for 18-20 new episodes next season, new NBC entertainment president Angela Bromstad told The Hollywood Reporter.

The series' ratings fell precipitously during its second season and have fallen “about 30%” more since its third-season premiere, according to the Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd.

Nonetheless, “Heroes” still ranks as NBC’s top-rated series (roughly tied now with “The Office”).

Bryan Fuller, who wrote the series’ best season-one episodes but departed before the first season's conclusion to create and oversee ABC’s now-defunct “Pushing Daisies,” rejoined “Heroes” early this year. The first new episode on which he had some input airs Monday. The only third-season episode on which Fuller will receive “written by” credit, titled “Cold Snap,” will air March 16.

It seems like NBC is banking on Fuller pulling the show out of the tailspin it's been having.
7536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Fox TV] Lie to Me... on: March 05, 2009, 08:35:17 PM
There's a person we both know who I doubt any of that would work on, however.  And this is no fault of the science behind it.   icon_biggrin
7537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Fox TV] Lie to Me... on: March 05, 2009, 08:23:04 PM
I'm not a big fan of CSI and SVU, so that may have something to do with it.  I'll watch a later episode at some point and see if it gets any better.  I know some shows start off on really shaky ground and then find their footing.
7538  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: x360 Live Movers and Shakers [02/05/2009 edition] on: March 05, 2009, 07:59:40 PM
Live on Windows is tainting the scores.   Tongue
7539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Fox TV] Lie to Me... on: March 05, 2009, 07:57:49 PM
I watched the pilot on Hulu based on your recommendation and I didn't really enjoy it.  I'm a Tim Roth fan, but for some reason the show didn't click with me.  It came off as too formulaic...like they just watched a marathon of CSI and SVU and went off their notes.

I'm sorry, I failed you.   icon_frown
7540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam account hacking?! on: March 05, 2009, 07:54:46 PM

Quote from: Jeff on March 05, 2009, 07:51:55 PM

I had heard about things like this happening a lot lately, and I went in and changed my password about a week ago to something much tougher.

"GOD1"?

(ah, the movie Hackers...what an innocent time in computing)
7541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam account hacking?! on: March 05, 2009, 07:47:34 PM
A while back I tried to log into Steam after receiving a similar email.  When I used the password I had written down, it refused it.  That then turned into a month long battle to get things straightened out.  Turns out someone got my account info and had logged in and then changed the password.  They changed the email contact as well, but not before the password hence the notification I received.  Eventually I was able to prove to Steam I was the rightful owner of the account and all has been well since.  I rotate my password every few months, though.  I would suggest you change yours immediately, if you haven't already done so.
7542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on: March 05, 2009, 07:17:52 PM
Hmmm...the only complaint I have is that the graphics don't quite hold up when compared to FPS games from even the earliest days of the 360, but that's to be expected, I guess.  I did enjoy the combat and the inclusion of stealth is just icing on the cake.  If it's longer than 8 or 10 hours, I'm probably in.
7543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quicksilver... what happened again? on: March 05, 2009, 05:18:48 PM
That's odd, I recall Quicksilver in a very different way...

7544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Register your retail copy of Unreal Tournament 3 on Steam - coolness! on: March 05, 2009, 05:15:26 PM
the last update they list is dated august 2008.  my guess is that it just hasn't made its way to steam yet, or i have to restart the client.  we'll see.
7545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Register your retail copy of Unreal Tournament 3 on Steam - coolness! on: March 05, 2009, 05:10:09 PM
how do you get it on steam?  i don't see any news of it. 
7546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 05, 2009, 02:47:05 PM
I think you have to finish either the whole RTI campaign or at least part of it to unlock America as a playable faction.
7547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV/MUSIC] Chris Isaak has a new show? on: March 04, 2009, 08:04:13 PM
How come no one told me this?

Chris is hilarious.  I used to love his self titled HBO sitcom.  His sense of humor always made me laugh in interviews because it's completely self effacing and goofy.  Plus, he's got the musical chops to write some pretty damn catchy tunes.  I'm definitely putting this on my DVR.
7548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: March 04, 2009, 07:49:03 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 04, 2009, 07:03:18 PM



Poor Lyle. He is clueless and is treated like a piece of furniture in the Bennett home.



i created a drinking game for alcoholics around Lyle's appearances on Heroes.  So far I've helped over a dozen folks get off the booze.
7549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on: March 04, 2009, 04:56:43 PM
I never played the first one but always wanted to.  I'm definitely in if this one turns out to be a faithful update.
7550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no life on Mars on: March 04, 2009, 04:31:59 PM
With the cast they had, I would imagine it was a pretty expensive show.  I was going to hate this since I really enjoyed the BBC version, but everyone I know says that it's quite good.  I'll have to netflix the dvd set when it comes out.
7551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking Bad on: March 04, 2009, 03:17:29 PM
Has it really been a year since the show's 1st season??   icon_eek

Anyway, I'm in.  Great show.
7552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 04, 2009, 02:55:17 PM
I'm waiting at the door of my office for 2 o'clock to roll around so I can bolt to the nearest Best Buy.   icon_biggrin
7553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scientists make HIV strain that can infect monkeys on: March 04, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
About time we got some payback against those damn monkeys for starting the whole thing.  Take THAT, Mother Nature!

Personally, I'm still punching out birds whenever I come across one.  "That's for Bird Flu, you bastard!".
7554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reaper, Season 2 on: March 04, 2009, 02:46:34 PM
I'd forgotten how much I enjoy this show.  The "beer baby" actually made me laugh out loud.   icon_biggrin

sock is still annoying in his Jack Black mode, but he seems to be toning it down a bit.  Hopefully he's finding his own voice.

Ray Wise is still a comic god....or, in this case, devil.
7555  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: OctoCon IV - Chicago - March 28th on: March 04, 2009, 02:01:51 PM
Red November was surprisingly fun when I tried it a while back.  I do believe I need to get myself a copy of that one.   icon_biggrin
7556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does anyone here use an online budgeting/Money management tool? on: March 02, 2009, 10:21:54 PM
For simply checking balances and tracking purchases, I've been using Mint.com.  It even alerts me via a text message to my phone when I go over my set allowance for any group of items...which sucks when i plunk down 50 bucks for a computer game, get halfway home and my phone starts beeping with the message "You've blown your Entertainment allowance for this month...again". 
7557  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] OSS 117 or Hey, when did the French develop a sense of humor??? on: March 02, 2009, 09:25:52 PM
Jean Dujardin would have made the most perfect Inspector Clouseau since Sellers.  That goofy ass smile of his made me laugh my ass off more than once while watching OSS 117.

some scenes from the movie   (may include some spoilers)
7558  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Lego Indy/Kung Fu Panda - $15 @ Gamestop on: March 02, 2009, 08:23:02 PM

Quote from: EddieA on March 01, 2009, 11:15:46 PM

Quote from: Kagath on March 01, 2009, 09:12:10 PM

I take it these are the 2 games on 1 disc thing like back with Jet Set Radio and the racing game? Interested in Indy not so much in Panda.

Are they at least in their own case and not a paper slip or something?

They're on separate DVDs in a 2-disc case, each with its own manual.  The other 360 2-packs, Marvel : Ultimate Alliance/Forza 2 and Sega Superstars Tennis/XBox Live Arcade pack, are the same way.

I still remember being at a Gamestop a while ago looking for a copy of Forza 2.  The clerk handed me a copy of the game used for 39.99.  Then i looked over at the wall of used games and saw the dual pack of Marvel and Forza for 19.99.  Fortunately, I had my math thinkin' hat on that day.  icon_biggrin
7559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/2) on: March 02, 2009, 06:16:50 PM
Continuing my trend of buying any game with the words "Total War" on the package on release day, I will be picking up Empires.  I'm going with the retail as it registers on Steam anyway, and I want the manual in hard copy for this one.   Tongue
7560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe Casting on: February 28, 2009, 04:34:26 AM
What in God's name is Robert Carlyle doing in this???  The guy was in Trainspotting, for crying out loud.  He's talented.  Now he's three minutes away from starring in a Kevin Sorbo film.
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