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7521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I tied my shoes on: March 23, 2009, 07:48:05 PM
Killing Razgon...
7522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Annual spring break trip with family. Now with even MORE fabulousness. on: March 23, 2009, 07:43:24 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 23, 2009, 07:23:51 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2009, 07:06:20 PM

I'll probably round out the evening by driving down Cicero and waving to all the she male prostitutes who'll wave back to me with only one finger...
How's that commemorative coin collection coming along?

good.  i got the Larry Hagman coin, but I'm having trouble finding the Bert Convy special edition coin.
7523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Annual spring break trip with family. Now with even MORE fabulousness. on: March 23, 2009, 07:06:20 PM
I'll be taking my vacation right here in sunny Chicago.  I plan on watching a bum dry heave in an alley for 20 minutes after an unfortunate encounter with a bottle of Wild Turkey and a stale hot dog, then maybe I'll head over to the south side to watch the Chicago Gang Unit tussle with the Latin Kings.  I'll probably round out the evening by driving down Cicero and waving to all the she male prostitutes who'll wave back to me with only one finger...
7524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I deleted LOST and Heroes on: March 23, 2009, 06:33:21 PM
Thanks, please remember to keep me up to date on the contents of your fridge as well.












 Tongue
7525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: March 23, 2009, 06:24:31 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on March 23, 2009, 06:08:30 PM

Now, with this Steam/Ubisoft sale, I'm crossing my fingers that the PC version is 50% off, in which case it's a no brainer.


ooh, excellent! i've been debating picking up far cry 2 off steam for the last couple of weeks.  if it goes on sale this week, i'm definitely in!
7526  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is it that bugs people about RIP threads? on: March 23, 2009, 05:47:29 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on March 23, 2009, 05:39:27 PM

Oh and Grim, you and I will permanently disagree on human life being sacred.  No argument will ever convince me it is.  If the humans manage to wipe out our entire planet, I believe that life will start again somewhere else in the universe (if it hasn't already).

In regards to your use of the word "sacred" in this reply, all I can do is quote a famous philosopher who once said, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."   icon_lol
7527  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k: Assault on Black Reach on: March 22, 2009, 01:32:51 AM

Quote from: Turtle on March 19, 2009, 06:58:40 AM



My favorite miniatures game right now is AE-WW2, aka Alternate Event WW2.  A retro scifi WW2 game with pulp scifi elements where the US has tesla energy weapons, rocket troops (Rocketeer), and primitive power armor.  Germans have weird genetic experiments and abominations, and Russians have psionic powers.  It's a skirmish scale game so the cost outset is much smaller than a full game like 40k.

dang it, that sounds like fun...now I'm interested.  my wallet may come to hate you.   icon_razz
7528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are the "must-watch/must-have" television series on DVD? on: March 16, 2009, 05:29:10 PM
I'm way too lazy to skim through this looking for precedent, so I humbly offer up the genius of The Venture Bros. as my pick of a "must have" dvd tv set.  Season 3 is arriving in stores on March 24th, by the way.
7529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kings starts Sunday, March 15th on: March 16, 2009, 04:12:23 AM
For some strange reason, I kind of enjoyed it.  Maybe it's the promise of future political intrigue, perhaps it's the presence of Ian, but it interested me enough to want to stay tuned.  I think the history of the war and the characters was purposely left vague in order to provide future stories.  I wasn't big on the whole premise of why the war was extended, but hopefully that will thread will fade into the background.
7530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Actor Ron Silver dies on: March 16, 2009, 04:02:42 AM
Wow, i didn't realize he was that old...or that he had cancer.  he was a solid character actor.  that's too bad.   icon_frown
7531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: March 16, 2009, 04:01:47 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on March 14, 2009, 09:38:39 PM

Fanboys are fucking pathetic.

The irony in that made me chuckle...   icon_biggrin
7532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 10 Scariest games on: March 13, 2009, 09:16:40 PM
Ah, sorry...my mistake.  I still think the Cradle level in the 3rd game was fantastically creepy.
7533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 10 Scariest games on: March 13, 2009, 09:05:32 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 13, 2009, 01:12:18 PM

Don't forget Thief: The Dark Project.  The asylum level was creeeeeeeepy!!

Wait, do you mean Thief: Deadly Shadows?  I remember distinctly being creeped out by the cradle level.
7534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If Frank Miller did Charlie Brown Comics on: March 13, 2009, 05:34:33 PM
I'm STILL laughing at the Bukowski does Peanuts site.  Every one of the stories is a gem.   icon_lol
7535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk . . . bodywash! on: March 13, 2009, 02:51:06 AM
I remember reading somewhere about how much bacteria gets transferred from your toilet to your sink (and, by proxy, your toothbrush and other grooming items) just by the mere fact that they're in the same room. 

...this is why I go to the bathroom outside now.

...well...that and i built this stage so i might as well use it for something.
7536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk . . . bodywash! on: March 12, 2009, 10:50:22 PM
Let me get this straight:  you don't use soap on your soap? 

what kind of backwoods heathen are you?
7537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk . . . bodywash! on: March 12, 2009, 09:26:36 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on March 12, 2009, 09:02:36 PM


Pete, Pete, Pete...that's like using 10W-20 in a pickup truck.  
7538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk . . . bodywash! on: March 12, 2009, 06:11:45 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 12, 2009, 05:59:12 PM



Truly, civilization is marching on without me. I will meet you halfway. I will stop using soap.

Sheesh, that's your response to everything. 

Poster:  The stimulus package is going to end up costing this country trillions of dollars and will do nothing to stop the economic hemorrhaging we're experiencing right now.

Ironrod:  You're so right.  I think I'll stop using soap!

7539  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?
7540  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.
7541  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.
7542  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. 
7543  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.
7544  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
7545  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.
7546  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?
7547  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.
7548  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. 
7549  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.



7550  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.

7551  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
7552  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.
7553  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.
7554  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
7555  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.
7556  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
7557  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
7558  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)
7559  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.
7560  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.
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