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8121  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 14, 2008, 02:47:31 PM
Well, after a bit torrent download of the client that appears to be borked, I've finally (after 5 restarts of the download) got a steady download from fileplanet.  I'm about 70 percent done.  Should have it by tonight.  I only have the SE edition, so I'll be on Tuesday after work. 

I'm really looking forward to rolling up a witch hunter.  i've always played one since the elder scrolls days.  something about a solomon kane type character really gets my imagination soaring.  will this be a class that's welcome in groups?  or will i be, much like my days as a rogue in WoW, the last guy picked for a group?
8122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: September 13, 2008, 12:23:37 AM
Well, I've been wanting to go 64 bit ever since I got this duo core 6600.  If I make the leap, it'll probably be before thanksgiving.  i'll poke around the forums and make sure all my favorite games will run.  if i'm going to go 64, I may as well give vista a shot.  i've been interested in directx 10 for a while.  plus, i work in IT as well and should give it a shakedown beyond the VMware images I maintain for client testing for our apps (although i am definitely not pushing it to our employees until i have no choice  icon_wink).
8123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/12/08] When Moliere is Away the Geezers Will Play... on: September 13, 2008, 12:19:47 AM
I'll try and make it, but unfortunately I got stuck with some last minute work that I need to put to bed before tomorrow.   icon_cry
8124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So any interest in doing a Forum weight loss challenge? on: September 12, 2008, 11:31:39 PM

Quote from: warning on September 12, 2008, 10:41:12 PM

I haven't kept up with this thread but I started out at 242 and I weighed 230.8 this a.m.

I'm kicking butt with The Hacker's Diet.

that diet made my brain hurt....  icon_confused
8125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: September 12, 2008, 10:08:46 PM
not meaning to hijack the thread too far off course, but what's the general consensus on Vista 64 and games?
8126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: September 12, 2008, 09:14:54 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 12, 2008, 08:49:05 PM


i did.  i saw this

Quote
As the title of this article suggests, many of Windows Vista's 'annoyances' can be classified as Resolved for the most part.

 icon_lol

i also noticed more than one resolution involving registry hacks.  honestly, do you think the average user should have to do such a thing? 

However, I do appreciate the link and will definitely refer to it when I make the jump to vista.
8127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So any interest in doing a Forum weight loss challenge? on: September 12, 2008, 08:09:20 PM

Quote from: drifter on September 12, 2008, 07:10:40 PM

My treadmill has "shocks" on it.  My 12 years in the Marine Corps. left me with a funked out left knee; running normally really leaves me hurting.  You could try a stairmaster and use one where your feet do not leave the steps so you have very little or no impact.

To add

A guy I work with swears by Glucosomine Condroitine (?) he has bad knees and runs every morning.  He said it took a week or two to build it up in his system but he takes one every day and his knees dont hurt anymore.  I have never tried it myself.

I like to bike during the summer, but running for some reason has always been something I really enjoy.  I'll give that Glucosomine Condroitine stuff a try.  thanks for the recommendation! 
8128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: September 12, 2008, 08:03:17 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 12, 2008, 07:58:22 PM

The worst thing about Vista is consumer ignorance.

I would counter with "Microsoft hubris".

8129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So any interest in doing a Forum weight loss challenge? on: September 12, 2008, 07:05:06 PM
I need to start running at the Y instead of outdoors.  My knees, while holding up so far, get this little stabbing pain in them every once and a while.  It's very brief, but my guess is that it's a sign that the impact is something these old legs could do without.  It's probably going to get worse if I'm not careful.  The indoor track at the aforementioned Y is cushioned.
8130  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/12/08] When Moliere is Away the Geezers Will Play... on: September 12, 2008, 06:57:56 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 12, 2008, 06:47:00 PM


Then after that a sponge bath from my German nurse and a hearty breakfast!!!

So Hans is working out?
8131  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] COD4 Double XP Weekend on: September 12, 2008, 06:40:05 PM
I've quit mid-game not due to my K/D ratio (which usually hovers around 0/2,397), but because I eventually get so drunk that I start shooting at things like signs, birds and anyone who I think may enjoy Patrick Swayze films just a BIT too much...

...Kato...I'm looking at you.

Eventually the game goes from "Alright, I got a kill!" to "Alllllright...I got...oh man....is that a midget outside my window?  what the hell is a dangerous midget doing loose in my neighborhood...wish I had some twizzlers...(4 minutes pass as I nod off, controller in one hand, something I've mistaken for a twizzler in my other)...wait....where was i?  oh yeah...I got a kill!!"

On a serious note:  I just noticed that Live has the map pack for COD4 on sale for 400 points this weekend.  If you're like me and were too cheap to buy it at 800 points, now's the time.

8132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 12, 2008, 05:37:29 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 12, 2008, 04:46:48 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on September 12, 2008, 02:19:02 PM

Im always going to be of the opinion if you dont like the legal methods a company takes to secure its own products then DONT BUY THEM.

And I'm always going to be of the opinion that if I've bought a game, I should have the right to use it wherever, whenever and as often as I like.

although I must request that you stop posting pictures of yourself "al fresco" while playing these games, with the caption "Casual Friday at the Huw House.".
8133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 12, 2008, 02:27:51 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on September 12, 2008, 02:19:02 PM

Im always going to be of the opinion if you dont like the legal methods a company takes to secure its own products then DONT BUY THEM.   Its pretty simple as you arent forced to buy these games.   Much more logical to do that then go to piracy, cracks and other such bs.

not really more "logical" so much as more "legal".   icon_wink
8134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Preview] Saints Row 2 - 10 hours of playtime! on: September 12, 2008, 02:24:24 PM
 icon_lol  When i read your tag line for this preview my initial thought was, "10 hours!?!  It's THAT friggin' short!?  I'm OUT!". 
8135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Command & Conquer - which games should I play? on: September 12, 2008, 02:04:48 PM
Red Alert 2 dominated my gaming time for months....and I don't even like RTS games that much.  it's just pure MP fun.  I have the beta for the new red alert, but so far it hasn't given me the same gaming experience as 2.   icon_cry
8136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 12, 2008, 01:43:03 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on September 11, 2008, 11:09:31 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on September 11, 2008, 08:49:01 PM

I think Sacred 2 takes the cake.

Not only is it using the same DRM, modified (unlimited re-installs, 2 activations but only one can be online at a time), but .... you're not purchasing the game, you're purchasing a license for use.  Thus, your license is not transferrable.
This just ensures I pick Sacred 2 up for the 360 rather than the PC.

+1

I was going PC until I read that.
8137  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 11, 2008, 06:13:07 PM
Thank you, kind sir.   icon_biggrin

by the way, do you get 30 days free with Warhammer like you do with all other MMORPG's?  The reason I ask is that the wording on the info for the head start program for preorders seems to say otherwise, although that could just be a case of bad writing.
8138  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 11, 2008, 05:57:27 PM
Bought the preorder box at Best Buy during lunch this afternoon.  Entered my preorder key as instructed and headed over to fileplanet to download the beta client...

...682 minutes????

good lord.

Guess I'll see you folks around thanksgiving.
8139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 11, 2008, 01:53:04 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 11, 2008, 03:50:50 AM

Doesn't bug me at all. Two three years down the line I have no problem with calling and asking them to reset my installs.

Glad you don't mind taking the time 2 years from now to find the correct number, sit on hold for god knows how long, try to interpret whatever foreign accent the outsourced support person uses into English, then calling back 10 minutes later when they inevitably screw it up.

But hey, I do the same thing for my T.V., my sofa, any dvd's I purchase....


...wait...no I don't.

 Tongue

is this a deal breaker for me?  probably not.  It is, however, annoying and I won't pretend that it doesn't bother me somewhat.  Especially after the 10 minutes it took me to purchase Star Rangers 2 Complete off Impulse this past weekend, secure in the knowledge that I actually own it from this point forward without having to jump through any hoops if I decide I want to install it on more than 3 computers in the next 2 years (not an uncommon incident for most folks around these parts).
8140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OctoCon III - Chicago - October 4th on: September 09, 2008, 08:04:19 PM
as could i on my way there.  although i have to warn you:  i love show tunes.
8141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: September 09, 2008, 07:09:32 PM
Remember the commercial he did for forced sodomy?

i thought that was pretty effective....
8142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 09, 2008, 06:12:57 PM
ditto.  it's easy to focus on the negative when it's so vocal.  hearing some positive views makes me feel a little less "ripped off".  I'll give it some more time.   icon_biggrin
8143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: THE FALL - out today on Blu-ray/DVD on: September 09, 2008, 04:21:16 PM
wow, netflix is actually sending it to me today.  i guess putting a movie your queue weeks before its release DOES help.   icon_biggrin
8144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/8) on: September 09, 2008, 02:18:46 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 09, 2008, 03:09:00 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 09, 2008, 01:37:40 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 09, 2008, 12:51:49 AM

Zoids!

For reals yo.

I get a "Front Mission" vibe from this one
I am seriously tempted by this one.  Haven't decided whether or not to bite.

I should get it by friday at the latest, and I'll play it all day with impressions unless there is a friday Halo fight night happening. 


i'd be interested if it allows for extensive mech customization.  let me know what you think of it.
8145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE names (for content sharing) on: September 09, 2008, 01:49:18 PM
Last night I had a great moment in the creature phase while trying to charm another species into becoming an ally.  In the middle of the mini-game, they all just started running.  Then I heard this weird sound and suddenly some of them were just sucked up into the air.  Looking up, I saw this



It was Baelthazar's Spelljammer ship.  Quite cool, if I may say so.   icon_biggrin
8146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 09, 2008, 01:46:12 PM
Argh, now I'm feeling buyer's remorse.  I'm only at the beginning of the Civ phase, but the overwhelming negativity I'm seeing about this game on niche sites like ours is just sucking all the joy out of the game for me.   icon_frown
8147  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [Poll] What's most important in a Presidential candidate? on: September 08, 2008, 09:37:08 PM
a well cut jib
8148  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 08, 2008, 09:34:41 PM

Quote from: Moliere on September 08, 2008, 08:59:51 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on September 08, 2008, 08:53:44 PM

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or should we all start looking for housing in canada?

If Sarah Palin ever becomes VP of this country, I'll be doing that anyway. The thought of her succeeding a dead-in-office McCain scares me.

Sure you will Alec Baldwin. You and all the rest of the people who promise to leave if their candidate doesn't get elected.

seriously??? Alec Baldwin posts on this site???

Mr. Baldwin, I'm a huge fan...but I have to ask...have you ever met a sandwich you COULDN'T eat?
8149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/8) on: September 08, 2008, 09:30:55 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on September 08, 2008, 09:03:54 PM

You can buy the rock band 2 stand alone drum set this week too if you're just interested in playing that instrument.

apparently buying it any other day than on a tuesday is verboten around these parts...
8150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/8) on: September 08, 2008, 08:39:28 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 08, 2008, 08:37:01 PM

Quote from: rickfc on September 08, 2008, 08:32:39 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 08, 2008, 08:21:41 PM

Because I like things to be delivered to me and no one delivers on Sunday.

gellar
I agree, but a trip to the outdoors to buy that precious item from time to time is good for you!  biggrin

Not if you have to work Sundays like I do. EB is closed by the time I get out of work.

quit your job.  sheesh, get your priorities straight!
8151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/8) on: September 08, 2008, 08:21:05 PM
sunday releases don't really bother me, as well.  not sure why they should bother anyone, really.   icon_confused

is it because we've been conditioned to expect new stuff on tuesdays only?
8152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 08, 2008, 07:30:58 PM
I gotta admit, I'm a little annoyed by the DRM they're using.  However, I always enjoy the opportunity to use the word "Draconian" in a sentence, so it's not a total loss.
8153  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] COD4 Double XP Weekend on: September 08, 2008, 04:19:00 PM
hmmm...this may be just the push I need to get my butt back into COD4 mp and earn some new sniper stuff.
8154  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/5/08] Halo 3 - Geezers Gone Wild: The Reunion Tour! on: September 08, 2008, 02:23:54 PM
I actually enjoyed the "stealth scud" game.  Basically, it was rocket slayer with constant camo.  i ended up just riding the "man cannon" back and forth between the two platforms, firing like a madmen in mid air in a desperate attempt to catch anyone else using that rapid express system.

i also enjoyed teggy's strategy of waiting until i was running like hell from kato and then popping up to blast my ass with whatever utensil he had handy.  i believe he actually killed me with a spork at one point....
8155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: September 08, 2008, 02:19:16 PM
As a piece of comedy, I thought it was pretty funny.  As a commercial, I'm not sure what they were trying to say.  My guess is it's like the Seinfeld show all those years ago:  it's about nothing.
8156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE names (for content sharing) on: September 08, 2008, 01:47:02 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 08, 2008, 12:32:22 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on September 08, 2008, 10:47:19 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 08, 2008, 06:44:12 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on September 08, 2008, 04:48:11 AM

OK, that didn't work. 

So, just look up Mirage775

it say's user not found when I try to find you.

Damnit, try this http://www.spore.com/view/profile/mirage775

I get an "Internal server error" every time, with you as well...

I think their servers may be down.  I've had this error for everyone since last night.

edit:  hmmm...I logged into the site first, then clicked on one of the linked names above and it worked.  i guess you have to log in first before viewing profiles.  in other words: user error   icon_redface
8157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 08, 2008, 12:36:20 AM
Does simply adding folks to your buddy list ensure that their creations appear in your game?  Or do I need to enable some option?  So far I don't think I've run across anyone's creatures.   icon_confused
8158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE names (for content sharing) on: September 07, 2008, 08:57:17 PM
hepcat1

I'm trying to perfect the q-tip humanoid....
8159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 07, 2008, 02:04:58 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 07, 2008, 12:28:51 AM


20 years from now:

Advisor:  The Russians are invading Europe Mr President!
President CeeKay: damn, we got to do something!
VP Hepcat: Sir, remember Razgon....
President CeeKay:  Oh yeah.. that bastard got Spore before I did..... screw the Dutch, lets go play GTA XXVI.

For those playing along at home, VP stands for "Very Pretty"....
8160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 06, 2008, 08:11:40 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 06, 2008, 04:15:19 PM

oh come on people! This is the first game, or first ANYTHING that hasnt been made available in your neck of the woods BEFORE everywhere else in a looong time, and you guys cant take it? Seriosuly, and I mean this with the utmost respect, suck it up! Europeans have been dealing with this for a long time, both regarding movies and games, and we still smile at times, actually. ;-)


 icon_lol  he DOES have a point.  i can't even begin to count the number of times i've seen our overseas brothers lamenting a game that we got weeks, sometimes months before them. 
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