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7681  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!
7682  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
7683  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.
7684  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.
7685  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.
7686  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??
7687  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!
7688  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?
7689  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.
7690  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?

7691  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
7692  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
7693  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!
7694  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
7695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hate cable TV on: February 18, 2009, 05:06:31 PM
I usually call Comcast twice a year and threaten to leave for one of their competitors in Chicago.  After a few minutes of my outlining how much cheaper the other guys service is going to be, the Comcast rep usually gives me the "6 month new customer deal" on my services.  I routinely only play 20 bucks a month for my cable modem in this manner. 
 
Recently, I dropped down a tier on my cable television, however.  It saves me about 40 bucks a month, and I lost very few HD channels.  However, for some odd reason, it drops Sci fi HD and Sci Fi SD.  Fortunately, Battlestar Galactica is thrown up on OnDemand approximately an hour after it airs, so I'm not missing anything other than those dreadful "Sci Fi Original Movie" events.
7696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling out on: February 18, 2009, 02:40:20 PM
Oooh, they're using a world map for the campaign like that found in Soulstorm and Dark Crusade?  I did not know that.  I was going to pass on this one, but I loves me the campaign maps.  Ever since I first encountered that feature in Rise of Nations, I've loved it over the linear mission design. 
7697  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: non-subtitled series on: February 17, 2009, 09:17:56 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 17, 2009, 09:11:30 PM

As someone who has permanent hearing loss from repeated exposure to small arms fire and bigger shit blowing up in my general vicinity,

How long have you been an inner city high school teacher?
7698  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (spoiler tags are certain!) on: February 17, 2009, 09:13:43 PM

Quote from: Scraper on February 17, 2009, 08:20:12 PM

Is it just me or is Ike Duboku one of the dumbest criminal masterminds around.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The dumbass is in the US illegally, he abducts the president's husband, and then he has the nerve to have an American girlfriend who has his cell phone number. Not only that he uses her address to route bank funds, basically giving the feds a big stinking glowing red arrow pointing right to him. Dumb ass. On top of that he has the nerve to just walk around town after kidnapping the Presdient's husband. If the President was using her brain she would have issued a state, local and fed manhunt for the dumb ass as soon as she knew he stole the CIP device. Also, Jack has Duboku's cell phone number, can't they use that as a starting point to track his cell phone location via satellite?

Spoiler for Hiden:
  Was he wearing a hat?  It's my experience that wearing a hat (or, in some cases, glasses) while on a television show will cause even your closest relatives to not recognize you.
7699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mercenaries 2 impressions thread on: February 17, 2009, 08:34:24 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 17, 2009, 08:30:26 PM


On of my main problems is whenever I get in a helicopter I seem to get shot down really quickly.

I discovered that if i started zigging and zagging whenever a red blip appeared on the mini-map, I could avoid rocket fire 90 percent of the time.  Just start moving your joystick left and right rapidly while staying in a somewhat straight line and most of the missiles will overshoot or undershoot you.
7700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mercenaries 2 impressions thread on: February 17, 2009, 08:21:31 PM
I command thee...AWAKE!

I picked up Mercs 2 at Target after spotting it on the clearance shelf for 15 bucks.  I'd wanted it when it came out, but the mediocre reviews prompted me to wait.

After about a solid week of playtime, I have to say that I disagree totally with those reviews.  I had a blast with mercs 2.  I even finished the game, which is quite rare for me.  The only downside is that it was a rather short experience (probably about 16 hours total).

I didn't play through most of the racing missions since they usually just end up ticking me off, but I did take all the outposts for each faction.  I also ran every storyline and non-racing based missions I could find.  Oh, and I did pass on quite a few of the HVT and destroy missions since they always ended up screwing up my faction standings and biting me in the butt when I tried to return to the campaign missions.

It really was quite fun.  And I only ran into a couple of annoying bugs during the entire game (stuck in a tree at one point, and enemy AI that would just appear and stand there if I was too close to their spawn point).


7701  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are you doing with your tax refund? on: February 17, 2009, 07:38:23 PM

Quote from: Moliere on February 17, 2009, 07:36:02 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 17, 2009, 07:31:40 PM

135 bucks from federal.

16 bucks TO state.

50 bucks to turbotax online.

Apparently, I will be celebrating my tax refund with a well deserved coke icee...
Breaking even is my goal every year. You should be happy. Just make it a cherry coke icee.

heretic!  the only true icee is the coke icee!  any more talk of cherry or other fruit flavoring contaminating the blessed coke icee will result in my smacking you should we ever meet!
7702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Next Xbox - What to Expect on: February 17, 2009, 07:35:40 PM
The ability to put game saves on an online server.  That way when the console inevitably goes bad, you don't lose any progress in your games.   icon_wink
7703  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are you doing with your tax refund? on: February 17, 2009, 07:31:40 PM
135 bucks from federal.

16 bucks TO state.

50 bucks to turbotax online.

Apparently, I will be celebrating my tax refund with a well deserved coke icee....

7704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Im making peach dumplings today on: February 17, 2009, 07:29:55 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on February 17, 2009, 07:27:51 PM

Hmm...can we have another picture to take that one out of my mind...ack frown

7705  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WWII photos in color. on: February 17, 2009, 07:17:46 PM
They were bigoted, small minded and astoundingly inhuman at times...but man, did those nazis know how to dress.
7706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Im making peach dumplings today on: February 17, 2009, 07:10:45 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on February 17, 2009, 06:57:07 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 17, 2009, 06:48:30 PM

Will you be wearing one of those aprons that have a bra and panties drawn on the front?   Tongue

Pics?   crybaby

Those dumplings do sound tasty though smile

7707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Im making peach dumplings today on: February 17, 2009, 06:48:30 PM
Will you be wearing one of those aprons that have a bra and panties drawn on the front?   Tongue
7708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 17, 2009, 06:39:46 PM
Life in the Bennett household:

Dad:  Claire bear, how was your day?

Claire:  Great dad! 

Mom:  That's good to hear. 

Dad:  I'm so glad we adopted you!  I didn't realize how much your mom and I wanted a child.

Lyle:  Uh...

Mom:  That's right!  Until you came along, we felt unfulfilled.  I don't know how we made it through without someone to love and care for!

Lyle:  Yeah...uhh

Claire:  I love you, mom and dad.  And I love you too, kid who lives in crawlspace!

Dad:  Who are you talking to?



7709  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal - Left 4 Dead $24.99 on: February 13, 2009, 08:48:43 PM
spent 39 bucks on this about 2 months ago, dagnabit!    icon_mad

don't know if it's worth 25 bucks for the single player as it really isn't intended to be a single player game.  it has bots that are pretty intelligent, but it'll be rough going on anything higher than normal difficulty.  plus, you'll miss out on Versus MP mode, which is probably the game play portion that gives L4D its legs.
7710  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Circuit City liquidation]All PC games 30% off on: February 13, 2009, 08:13:05 PM
Is Covenant Square still a hangout for the high school and college kids?  I used to go there every weekend.  They had a great toy store for grown up kids like me, as well as a fantastic art house theater.  They also have/had Record Revolution, where Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails used to work before he broke into the big time.

now i'm getting all nostalgic....
7711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: February 13, 2009, 07:49:15 PM
Are you still walking by her bedroom door after showers and "pretending" that the towel slipped off?  If so, please punctuate this act with the line, "Yeah...it's ALL real, baby.".
7712  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 13, 2009, 07:47:04 PM

Quote from: joeyjazz on February 13, 2009, 07:43:31 PM


now THAT'S manly.  I could see myself eating one of those while driving a tractor trailer across a suspension bridge in the amazon and shooting a handgun out the passenger side window.
7713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 13, 2009, 06:49:45 PM

Quote from: cheeba on February 13, 2009, 05:52:22 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 13, 2009, 04:14:13 PM

BLT  - A good sammich, something that's quick, easy and tasty.  Certainly not the best, especially considering that it can quickly be improved by adding turkey to it (Carnegie Deli's Club Dear, for example).
No. No sandwich is improved by adding turkey. The only way to improve upon a BLT is by adding more bacon.

Quote from: hepcat on February 13, 2009, 04:27:20 PM

Adding bacon to a crap sandwich doesn't negate the crap. besides, this argument is moot.  the level of estrogen generated during the ordering a BLT is scientifically proven to be three times that of a normal woman.  you can't argue with scientific facts I just made up...THAT'S a scientific fact too!
I question your masculinity and sexuality, not to mention your sanity and common sense, your taste in food and clothing, and your political viewpoints. A sandwich whose first and primary ingredient is bacon has NOTHING to do with estrogen. It is a scientific fact that bacon is the king of all meats, and put on a bed of lettuce and tomato only accentuates the heavenly taste even more. Good DAY sir, you LOSE!

Another scientific fact that I might have just scribbled on a cocktail napkin in the break room:  Cheeba is actually one Dorothy Stottlemyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She frequents this board in a desperate attempt to escape the attentions of her common law husband, Ned...who is also known to friends as "The Slab".  Dorothy's, aka Cheeba, only solace in this world is her love of feminine sandwiches and her collection of hand drawn, Lord of the Rings erotica.
7714  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 13, 2009, 04:27:20 PM

Quote from: cheeba on February 13, 2009, 04:05:09 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 13, 2009, 02:52:52 PM

BLT: the choice of housewives and teenage girls the world over
Oh no you din't. The BLT is, in fact, the favorite sandwich of the honorable master Alton Brown.

And I question the masculinity of any guy who questions the BLT. After all, what does the B stand for? Tongue


Adding bacon to a crap sandwich doesn't negate the crap. besides, this argument is moot.  the level of estrogen generated during the ordering a BLT is scientifically proven to be three times that of a normal woman.  you can't argue with scientific facts I just made up...THAT'S a scientific fact too!
7715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Missionforce Cyberstorm on: February 13, 2009, 03:37:09 PM
I would kill for a remake/sequel to the cyberstorm series.   icon_frown
7716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: February 13, 2009, 03:24:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 13, 2009, 03:18:10 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 13, 2009, 02:59:54 PM

Friday is now known as "hot babe night"....

as opposed to your old 'try and dress up like a hot babe night'?  Tongue

there was no "try", my friend.  I was SMOKIN'!
7717  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: February 13, 2009, 02:59:54 PM
Friday is now known as "hot babe night"....
7718  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Circuit City liquidation]All PC games 30% off on: February 13, 2009, 02:56:15 PM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on February 13, 2009, 02:44:48 AM

40% off in the greater Cleveland area, as well.

I picked up The Witcher for $17.98 - I'd always meant to grab it, so I figured why not?


Another Ohioan?  I was born and raised about 75 miles south of you.  Lived in Mayfield Heights for about 2 years.  Sometimes I miss my old home state.    icon_frown

As for The Witcher, well...you're in for a treat.  One of the best CRPG experiences I've ever had on a computer.  Mature storytelling, great combat, excellent skill system.  Once you start, you'll have trouble pulling yourself away.
7719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 13, 2009, 02:52:52 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on February 13, 2009, 03:06:33 AM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on February 12, 2009, 10:38:06 PM

i think there needs to be a celebrity deathmatch between the cheesesteak and the BLT...that would be legendary.

A grilled reuben would jump into the ring and kill both of them.

amen.

Quote
Ruebens are gross.  thumbsdown

heresy!

Quote
i think there needs to be a celebrity deathmatch between the cheesesteak and the BLT...that would be legendary.

BLT: the choice of housewives and teenage girls the world over

7720  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 12, 2009, 05:43:17 PM
Nothing in this world can compare to my dear, departed Bennigans Monte Cristo.



I still cry myself to sleep over the chain's bankruptcy.   crybaby

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