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7561  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got kicked out of Gamestop today! on: February 23, 2009, 08:43:07 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 23, 2009, 07:38:09 PM


I guess you better hope the woman's PS2 doesn't crap out in a few weeks.

 icon_lol  that was exactly what i was thinking as i read his post.
7562  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 08:39:53 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 23, 2009, 08:32:14 PM

Seven.


damn straight...man, that was disturbing   icon_biggrin
7563  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PC Windows Live Id's on: February 23, 2009, 08:05:08 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 23, 2009, 07:22:54 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 23, 2009, 07:15:13 PM

hepcat1

however, i'm either really close to the 100 person limit for Live friends, or just at the limit.  they really need to increase that threshold.

what? Are you saying you dont want to be my friend?!  icon_evil

Let's turn this into "Sophie's Choice".  Pick someone from my friend's list to drop and you can have his/her place.   icon_lol

seriously though, if you're not already in my list I'll shoot you an invite. 
7564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 07:17:06 PM

Quote from: WorkingMike on February 23, 2009, 07:08:53 PM

do NOT watch http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856288/

Frontiers was pretty rough too http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814685/

There is an older film called Man Bites Dog. If you can find the uncensored version of it, it's worth a watch. More morally disturbing than graphic.

There is a great picture you can get instantly on Netflix called Dead Man's Shoes that lingers with you.

Dead Man's Shoes is a great, understated "revenge flick" that has a nice twist ending.  i highly recommend it.  it can be a bit slow at times, but that only added to the tension for me.
7565  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PC Windows Live Id's on: February 23, 2009, 07:15:13 PM
hepcat1

however, i'm either really close to the 100 person limit for Live friends, or just at the limit.  they really need to increase that threshold.
7566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 06:29:49 PM
Oldboy is one of my favorite films of all time.  But yeah, it's a bit disturbing.

Probably the movie that disturbed me the most is Andy Warhol's Bad.  I honestly think the movie is a piece of crap and shouldn't be watched by anyone.  The scene in which a baby is tossed out a 12th story window and then attacked by a dog made me sick.  I abruptly walked out at that point. 

p.s. I've seen the original german version of funny games.  i understand the same director remade it for american audiences.  however, i wasn't all that thrilled with the original version.  the acting was great, but the actors kept breaking the fourth wall towards the end of the movie and it just didn't work for me.
7567  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/23) on: February 23, 2009, 06:09:22 PM
Isn't Drakensang coming out this week for the PC as well?  I know that's one I'm looking at getting.
7568  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 23, 2009, 03:27:14 PM
I don't believe it does.
7569  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 23, 2009, 02:48:14 PM
Does Live limit you to 100 friends still?  Combining my PC friends with my 360 friends will surely cause me to have issues if that still holds true.   icon_cry
7570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Depressed...? on: February 22, 2009, 03:16:35 PM
 icon_lol
7571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 05:42:18 PM
well, so far not much snow.  about 2 inches.  it's supposed to snow later today, though.  I was really hoping for an excuse to stay inside, eat junk food and play video games all day.  now i have this nagging guilt that's telling me to get my taillight fixed and to head to the gym.
7572  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 21, 2009, 04:50:54 AM
Man, the single player just keeps getting more and more addictive.  I realized while playing tonight what it most reminds me of, though.  Soldiers: Heroes of WWII.  I absolutely loved that game.  DoW2 has the same tactical/RTS feel to it.  But they also added in the RPG/loot aspect and it just puts it over the top for me.
7573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 04:47:20 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 21, 2009, 04:41:14 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 21, 2009, 02:33:35 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 21, 2009, 02:31:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 21, 2009, 02:26:25 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 21, 2009, 02:18:13 AM

still holding a grudge, eh?   icon_lol

Me?  Over what?

gellar

oh...i get it.  wink wink.   icon_biggrin

No seriously - what do you think I have a grudge over?  I looked over your last 100 posts and can't find a damn thing.

gellar

I think the hair gel has finally started seeping through his braincase and he's mistaking you for Pia Isadora....

She had no right to that Golden Globe.  No right whatsoever.
7574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 04:19:38 AM
Thankfully I fired my film crew a few months ago.

No snow yet, but the news reports keep talking about "shoveling out your car" in the morning.  I'm starting to think they're just crying wolf about this one.
7575  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 02:35:43 AM
perhaps 101?
7576  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 02:31:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 21, 2009, 02:26:25 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 21, 2009, 02:18:13 AM

still holding a grudge, eh?   icon_lol

Me?  Over what?

gellar

oh...i get it.  wink wink.   icon_biggrin
7577  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 02:18:13 AM
still holding a grudge, eh?   icon_lol
7578  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 12:21:50 AM
got a deep dish gino's east frozen pizza and all the above items.  I'm set.  bring it on, mother nature.
7579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 20, 2009, 10:38:27 PM
updating list now.  forgetting booze is unpardonable.  i apologize for this oversight.
7580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 20, 2009, 10:37:06 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on February 20, 2009, 10:34:57 PM

You should consider picking this up and reading it while snowed in.


  Claws in, Miss Kitty, claws in.  
7581  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 20, 2009, 10:31:31 PM
We're supposed to get 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Chicago area tonight and tomorrow.  If recent events are any indication, this will turn into 212 to 374 inches by midnight.  In preparation for this apocalyptic event, I'm stopping at the grocery store to stock up on items that will carry me through the weekend and help me survive until Red Cross digs me out of my 2nd floor apartment on Monday afternoon.  I suspect that my week following that will be spent acclimating to the new frozen world that awaits me.

Here's my short list:

1) Hard Dough Pretzels - 1 box
2) Frozen Pizza
3) Diet 7up - 6 pack
4) 2 small boxes of Goobers
5) A blow up doll to toss out on the tundra to distract roving bands of starving wolves.  (this is my story, and I'm sticking to it)
6) A 12 pack of Becks and enough Grain Alcohol to cause temporary onset blindness for 12 hours.

Any more suggestions? 
7582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Streaming videos from your PC to the Xbox 360... on: February 20, 2009, 06:37:38 PM
check out their site for more info.

As far as I know, you can access Hulu, Netflix (although the 360 will do Netflix on its own), Youtube, CBS, etc..  As for Fox, the Playon site says that fox shows are available through Hulu, but I don't know if Playon accesses Fox.com directly.  You can poke around their forums and see, or just send them an email asking about that.
7583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Streaming videos from your PC to the Xbox 360... on: February 20, 2009, 06:32:43 PM
Sorry Pete, I wasn't trying to be an ass, I just wasn't sure what your level of familiarity was with your home system and I didn't want to come across as an even bigger ass by assuming it was too little.

For what you want, Playon is really your only option.  You can use TVersity for streaming movies that are downloaded and stored on your PC, but for movies/shows that are viewed on your computer by accessing a web site (like Hulu or Fox.com) you'll need something like Playon. 

Of course, there are always bit torrents (a form of peer to peer file sharing) but that requires some work in finding the files, downloading them, etc..   Truthfully, I think Playon is going to be your best bet.  Try the free trial and see what you think.  If you don't like it, just uninstall it.  No harm, no foul.

P.S.  using a Tom Cruise character from a movie about auto racing in an analogy???  If I could reach you right now, I'd smack the gel out of your hair.
7584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising new video on: February 20, 2009, 05:22:13 PM
Operation Flashpoint was my first real experience with online gaming in an FPS with a huge map.  I still remember being amazed that I could take a helicopter and just fly around for long stretches of time, then set off to find a battle. 

I also remember with great fondness sneaking through the woods in the SP portion of the game, praying that no one would see me.

OP had such great atmosphere.  I hope they recapture it with this sequel.
7585  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 20, 2009, 04:05:34 PM
I'm not going this year due to some training I'm taking that will occupy my saturdays from april until september, but next year you'll have to join us for our annual Origins convention gathering in Columbus...if you're a boardgamer/rpg'er that is.
7586  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 20, 2009, 04:01:23 PM
I grew up in New Philadelphia, which is about 70 miles south of Cleveland and about 35 miles south of Canton...the home of both the Football Hall of Fame and Marilyn Manson.
7587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 20, 2009, 03:57:17 PM
I'll be returning someday to the land of my birth.  I can't live without Amish cheese, Corell's potato chips and Mid's Spaghetti sauce for too much longer!
7588  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 20, 2009, 03:52:07 PM
Would I lie to a fellow Ohioan???   icon_biggrin
7589  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 20, 2009, 03:06:41 PM
I'm running it on an E6600 with an 8800GT and I've got everything maxed out.  It runs smooth as silk for me.  You may not be able to go to ultra settings with that setup, but I would think that you could easily do high or medium with no issues.
7590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Streaming videos from your PC to the Xbox 360... on: February 20, 2009, 02:44:12 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 20, 2009, 05:29:20 AM

So I've installed TVersity and all of a sudden my 360 can see my PC.  So now how the hell do I watch TV shows?   icon_confused

Fox won't let me download Lie to Me, Hulu isn't supported by the 360, and so how do I now watch stuff?

Pete, give Playon a try, at least for the 14 day trial.  I have trouble using it with TVersity, but I just shut one down when I want to use the other.  Playon is as close to plug and play as you're going to get.  Sure, it's 40 bucks, but that's a one time fee and it's really worth it.  The quality of the shows on Hulu when streamed to an HDTV leave a little to be desired, but it's watchable.

By the way, how is your network set up?  If you're using a router, try putting your 360 in the DMZ (check your router to see if it has the option, although most do nowadays).  That will get you past most of the port issues that cause most problems when streaming to your 360 from a PC.
7591  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 20, 2009, 02:26:52 PM
I can see both sides in this instance.  I would certainly be annoyed if I'd gone through what rittchard had to endure after buying it retail.  The only words of comfort I have is that once it IS running through steam, you'll basically be set for life and never again have to worry about looking for the disk, trying to find the key, etc.  icon_smile

by the way, i did buy my copy through steam and it keeps prompting me with the code when I start the game up, telling me that I'll need to enter it somewhere.  However, after hours of game time, I've yet to see DoW2 prompt me FOR this code.   icon_confused  Any idea if i do need to enter this somewhere?  or if it has it registered using that code automatically after i bought it through steam.
7592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where would you live? on: February 19, 2009, 09:56:50 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on February 19, 2009, 09:41:07 PM



Plus, then I could throw eggs at Ron's house. smile

you honestly think you'd make it past the defense perimeter??
7593  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Holy Crap Monoprice (cables) on: February 19, 2009, 09:40:40 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on February 19, 2009, 07:25:11 PM

My daughter recently lost her usb charger/sync cable for her ipod nano.  Apple wants like 30 bucks, monoprice  $1.38.

I've used them for years for HDMI and other tv cables, but I didn't think to check for mp3 cables.  Thanks!  I just ordered a replacement sync cable for my taped up old one I used with my Zune for 3 bucks, as well as a wall charger for about the same price.  Those cables at best buy would've set me back about 40 or 50 bucks altogether!
7594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Register your retail copy of Unreal Tournament 3 on Steam - coolness! on: February 19, 2009, 09:33:08 PM
I switched over to the steam version using my retail key last week.  Anyone know if i can install the PhysX pack for UT3 that Nvidia released a while back?
7595  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where would you live? on: February 19, 2009, 09:30:32 PM
Lidsville.

Barring that, somewhere in upper New England.
7596  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]GTAIV:The Lost and Damned on: February 19, 2009, 09:22:27 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on February 19, 2009, 02:18:24 AM

that is the most pointless graph i've ever seen.

as pointless as this one?

7597  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling out on: February 19, 2009, 02:34:41 PM
My impressions after one hour of game time last night are generally favorable.  The SP portion feels more like Diablo than it does an RTS to me.  I love the customization of the characters, the leveling up via xp and the unlocks you can get from putting points into their version of stats.

Question for those who are further into the SP game than I:  I only played the intro mission in SP and part of the 1st mission on the campaign map.  It appears that they're are multiple planets that you'll have to fight across according to the menu bar at the top of the map screen.  Is this correct?

Quote from: ydejin on February 19, 2009, 12:06:37 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on February 19, 2009, 11:47:39 AM

Does anyone know if there's a pdf manual for the steam version?  If so, where? 
There is.  In a standard installation it should be in:

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\dawn of war 2\Manual

also, you can go here
7598  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling out on: February 19, 2009, 02:52:02 AM
same here.  i was weak.  i really have been doing pretty good lately.  only buying games on sale.  but the combo of the world map campaign and customizable units wore me down...that and it's snowing right now and i'm bored.   icon_wink
7599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A long time battle is over. I'm now a CCNA on: February 18, 2009, 08:27:46 PM
Good job!  My goal this year is to finish up my MCSE and then start picking up some mssql 2005 certs starting next year.  It's always good to keep your skills up to date...especially in this market!
7600  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC World's Top 10 PC Games of All Time on: February 18, 2009, 07:16:05 PM
Count me in as another person disappointed that X-Com didn't make it onto that list.  Its absence casts a shadow of doubt on the list's veracity, IMHO.   icon_wink
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