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8161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2008, 02:01:48 PM
I've been saving a BB gift card for Fable 2, so that's a definite.  I was able to resist Dead Space last week after the store I stopped at to pick it up was out of the game.  My wallet was able to talk some sense into me on the drive home after that. 

I'm interested in Far Cry 2, but I don't know whether to get it for the PC or the 360. 

Definitely picking up Fallout 3 for the 360 next week, though!
8162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 17, 2008, 08:04:33 PM
God, Dash Rip Rock.   Saw them in San Francisco years and years ago.  Great little band. 

In the area I grew up (middle of Ohio) there were a TON of local rockabilly bands. To this day it's still my favorite form of music. 
8163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RiffTrax Incredible Hulk on: October 17, 2008, 06:55:53 PM
I had a little mini-marathon with Rifftrax and Battlefield Earth, Roadhouse and Star Trek V recently.  I still prefer it to Cinematic Titanic, which is odd since I believe Joel is a master at delivery.  Mike is a better writer, though (imho).  When it comes down to it, no matter how good your delivery is, if you don't have decent material you're gonna tank. 
8164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] Fallout 3 - I'm concerned on: October 17, 2008, 05:29:53 PM
wasn't written originally in English so I don't trust it.   Tongue
8165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: xbox originals -GTA:San Andreas on: October 16, 2008, 09:04:48 PM
It works, don't get me wrong.  However, the number of times the textures would just "pop in" during a scene were annoying.  Sometimes my character would exit his house to find out that the entire front of his building was just a white slate until he moved a certain direction.  It was just a graphical nightmare at times.
8166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 16, 2008, 08:56:29 PM

Quote from: rickfc on October 16, 2008, 07:40:39 PM

Quote from: kratz on October 16, 2008, 07:38:40 PM

Quote from: tiktokman on October 16, 2008, 06:36:26 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 16, 2008, 06:34:21 PM more final push should do it, folks.

No shit. I have no time for gaming right now but it's gonna be tough as hell to not pick this up this weekend.


If you blow a walking necromorph's leg off, he'll start crawling at you.  Then you can stomp on his head.

That do it?

I giggled.  I have this waiting for me at home.  I'm excited...

resolve gone.  stopping at bb in about 45 minutes...
8167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 16, 2008, 06:34:21 PM more final push should do it, folks.
8168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 16, 2008, 06:09:55 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on October 16, 2008, 06:01:46 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 16, 2008, 06:00:07 PM

Bioshock took me almost 25 to 30 hours.


Were you playing the PC version on a 486?


no, i replayed a few parts to see if i could get different outcomes, i restarted about 3 times at about 2 hours or so in because I wasn't sure about whether or not to kill the kids (never thought I'd write THAT in a post), then I got my butt kicked on the final boss so frequently that it took me about a dozen tries or so to take him down.  In addition, the environment was so fantastic in Bioshock that I often found myself simply wandering around looking at things quite often instead of trying to advance the story.

Plus, I'm notoriously slow on games most people finish quickly thanks in no small part to my addled brain. 
8169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 16, 2008, 06:00:07 PM
Darn you all!  This game sounds EXACTLY like the kind of game I've been waiting for on the 360.  I'm TRYING to be good and only pick up Fable II and Fallout 3 though.   icon_cry

couple of questions:  I know that reviews are saying between 12 and 20 hours of gameplay, but I play REAL slow.  Bioshock took me almost 25 to 30 hours.  Will I get the same kind of game time out of Dead Space? 
8170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 16, 2008, 05:17:23 PM
cheeba make post.  cheeba make post he think funny.  fire bad!

8171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: xbox originals -GTA:San Andreas on: October 16, 2008, 04:48:59 PM
I picked up a copy of this at Gamestop for about 15 bucks just prior to GTAIV's release.  I stopped playing after about 2 hours due to the extraordinary number of graphical issues I experienced during that time on my 360.  Hopefully they'll address them with this release and I'll get a patch for my copy to boot.
8172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 16, 2008, 04:45:44 PM

Quote from: cheeba on October 16, 2008, 04:41:39 PM

Country music is hilarious in that its fans are probably the most inappropriately snobby group of folks as you'll ever find. All this hoopla over a genre of music defined by a stupid twang in the voice is hilarious.

not a big fan, but that diatribe was really just awe inspiring in its ignorance.   icon_eek
8173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help settle an argument (Americans only!) on: October 16, 2008, 03:46:36 PM
I tend to just use the term "I'm so friggin' PeteRocked I can't see straight"
8174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 16, 2008, 03:31:25 PM

Quote from: rickfc on October 16, 2008, 03:29:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 16, 2008, 02:31:03 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on October 16, 2008, 02:12:42 PM

are you and rickfc the same person?  Tongue


no....however, they do share the same pants on occasion.
8175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 16, 2008, 03:24:22 PM

Quote from: Moliere on October 16, 2008, 03:18:42 PM

Nostalgia for country music from the 50's seems a little cliché.

if being cliche means living in a world without Alan Jackson's "Where Were You", I will gladly embrace that label.
8176  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warcraft its patch day on: October 16, 2008, 03:20:21 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on October 16, 2008, 03:11:25 PM

I loathe the achievement system. Not because it's there, but because I can't ignore it because I get told when every person in my guild gets a haircut and a shave.

8177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 16, 2008, 02:39:29 PM
Country music died the day Garth Brooks took the stage....

...with the exception of Lyle Lovett and a select few who still captures that unique sound from days gone by. 

Give me Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins and Patsy Cline any day over most of the current crap. 

8178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: October 15, 2008, 09:28:22 PM
Witcher EE uncensored patch

(hope it's okay to post this link here, let me know if it's not)
8179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: October 15, 2008, 09:09:02 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 15, 2008, 09:03:15 PM

but for the most part, shows like Buffy/Angel, ST:TNG, etc have shown you can write a show for 7 years and maintain a level of consistency from week to week. 

I always loved on Angel how they would play with the whole "You have to invite me in first because I'm a vampire" mythology.  They actually poked fun at the fact that they were sometimes inconsistent in using it over the years.  If I remember correctly, at one point a character brought this rule to Angel's attention and his reply was something along the lines of "it's more a guideline than a rule".   icon_lol
8180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sell Me On Babylon 5 on: October 15, 2008, 03:16:08 PM
Selling Point #1:

At no point does this character appear topless.
8181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japanese Language Pack for Windows Vista on: October 14, 2008, 08:25:19 PM
I was able to make out "Squiggly line, straight line, squiggly line, circle, period" before I passed out....
8182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 14, 2008, 06:16:01 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 14, 2008, 05:33:09 PM

CC, wouldn't it be hilarious if the Cesar Millan's The Dog Whisperer: The Game, turned out to be a First Person Shooter? LOL. icon_razz

or frightening if it turned out to be a leisure suit larry style sex game....
8183  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free Billy Graham Book, titled Peace with God on: October 13, 2008, 07:42:15 PM
God's never directly attacked me, but if he ever does, I'll make sure to pick this book up.
8184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 10/14: The Post USMC Kato Edition on: October 13, 2008, 07:00:36 PM
Holy crap, Quark: The Complete Series??

I'd pick it up but I'm not entirely sure how it holds up in this day and age.  When it originally ran, I was quite young.  I remember always laughing at the show, but I'm old now.   icon_frown
8185  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance watch - October on: October 13, 2008, 06:19:45 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 13, 2008, 05:36:22 PM

i saw a number of copies of lost odyssey @ 14.98 if anyone is still looking.  shipping + tax puts it around 20 these parts, so lmk if you want me to pick one up.

where are you at, caine?  i've been desperately trying to find copies around the chicago/north chicago area.
8186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Look what I bought. on: October 13, 2008, 04:48:18 PM
I've renewed my motorcycle license every time I have to renew my driver's license.  I've been doing it since I turned 16 (I started off on my motorcycle instead of a car).  However, I haven't owned a bike in almost 20 years.  I keep wanting to get one, but then I realize that it would probably last all of about 15 minutes in my neighborhood before it got trashed or stolen. 

Oh well, maybe someday when I get the courage to leave this godforsaken city and move somewhere with a crime rate below 120 percent.   icon_wink
8187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 13, 2008, 02:44:57 PM
I'm going to be a fiscally responsible gamer and only pick up the I can't live without.  Currently that's Fable II and Fallout 3.  The rest I'll hold off on until they get down to around 39.99 or so in the used area of GS.
8188  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Why are there no Warhammer Online Impressions thread? on: October 10, 2008, 04:06:16 PM
sigh...i log in last night after being away for a week while entertaining guests and what happens within the first 15 minutes?

...server crash.   icon_cry
8189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A PeteRockian Milestone of Verbose Proportions... on: October 10, 2008, 02:43:57 PM
Stay tuned for Pete's next 12 page, Joycean post entitled "Ode to a Cable Television Installation".
8190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What movie should I watch on Halloween? on: October 10, 2008, 02:33:39 PM
MetallicOrphan's suggestion of the original The Haunting is also mine.  It and The Legend of Hell House (both the novel and the screenplay are by the great Richard Matheson) are two of the scariest damn movies ever made...and they both rely on atmosphere, camera work and sound to achieve those scares.  No cheap CAT JUMPS INTO FRAME shots or buckets of blood being thrown into the air to shock you.
8191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Picking up Blizzcon badge tonight... Anyone else going? on: October 09, 2008, 06:20:32 PM
Will you be dressing as a blood elf female hunter or a night elf female hunter?
8192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The past (somewhat rambling) on: October 09, 2008, 04:02:34 PM
yikes, my mistake on the coaster names.  referring to the C Point site, there was the Blue Streak, the Cedar Creek Mine Ride and the Magnum.  The Superman ride is a product of my confused and addled mind.  Although I do recall a roller coaster that you were strapped into with a shoulder harness in such a way that you rode the entire thing with your feet dangling in the air.  I can't remember where or what, though.   Most likely this is due to extreme psychological trauma brought on by the experience of my 80mph feet smacking into the heads of park goers one summer after they discovered they'd built the thing on soft ground.

We should have an OO/GT C Point day next summer for those in the midwest states.   nod
8193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The past (somewhat rambling) on: October 09, 2008, 03:14:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2008, 02:55:49 PM

yeah, but it was usually a 30 minute wait for a 15 second ride.  At least their coasters were usually a few minutes long. 

are you talking about G Lake or C Point?  C Point had fantastic roller coasters.  Blue Devil, the Superman ride, that great old wooden one that made me reevaluate my life choices in the face of imminent death every time I rode it, etc..
8194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The past (somewhat rambling) on: October 09, 2008, 02:42:02 PM
but cedar point has   THE DEMON DROP!

it's the closest a person can get to committing legalized suicide, man!
8195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The past (somewhat rambling) on: October 09, 2008, 01:43:36 PM

Quote from: Speaker2Animals on October 09, 2008, 11:02:56 AM

Nice find. That guy has some neat stuff on that illicit ohio site.

Go back to the main pages, then check out some of the other places he's photographed. I got a kick out of Mike Tyson's abandoned Mansion in rural Ohio(before he moved to Vegas, & the one he used to keep tigers at). Pretty Neat. THink this is the house he had back when Don King was involved & the idea was to keep Tyson training & staying in waaaay rural Ohio, hidden off in Amish country & away from trouble. Mixed results there.

a friend of mine worked for a company that installed gym equipment  around that time period.  one day he got a call to head out to some guy's house.  imagine his surprise when the door opened and there was mike tyson in all his glory.  he said the house was beautiful though.  tyson would pop his head in during the installation and even struck up a conversation with my friend about tyson's animal collection (he had a tiger at the time, if i'm not mistaken) and how difficult it was to get the permits he needed to house them in that area. 

oh, and Rex's Erection was about 3 miles from where I attended college (when I showed up, that is).  it had a great dinner buffet that was dirt cheap...if you didn't mind the sermon that was piped through the dining hall during the evening.
8196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: October 09, 2008, 02:54:15 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 09, 2008, 02:23:13 AM

Ritt, apparently Peter/Claire/Adam's healing abilities don't heal damage that was caused when their powers are off.   This is how it's possible for the other Peter to actually die, and how Peter can get a scar in the first place.

if that were true, they'd all three be dead at least a half dozen times over by now.  i'd be willing to buy into that theory with no problems if the writers would simply stick to it.
8197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS BACK! Chuck vs. The First Date Spoilers! on: October 08, 2008, 08:59:02 PM
Monday's episode was by far the funniest one I've seen.  I watched it with a friend who was visiting and we were both surprised at how much we laughed.  I hope this means they've hit their stride.  I always thought it was amusing, but it went to a whole new level with this last episode.
8198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: October 08, 2008, 08:54:41 PM
I think moving to 4 gig allowed the system to rely much, much less on the pagefile.  My drives are a bit older and, even though I place the pagefile on a separate drive from the programs and OS, they were getting thrashed.  Shutting down after playing Warhammer Online used to take about 5 full minutes of slow response after the game client closed, now it's more like 20 seconds.  I've come to the conclusion that 4 gigs is the sweet spot for vista.
8199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Prison Break - Fall 2008's Best Unwatched show? on: October 08, 2008, 08:47:25 PM
I feel they jumped the shark after leaving the prison, to be honest.  I've tried watching it this season but I'm not diggin' it.  Now it seems to be more an attempt to make Oceans 15 or something.
8200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: October 08, 2008, 08:45:05 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 13, 2008, 02:59:32 AM

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

Yeah, as much as I sing Vista's praises as my home OS, there's no way in hell I'm pushing it out to my users.  icon_biggrin We just have too many legacy apps that would likely freak out. I actually do have Vista 64 on my PC at work, and have had no problems, but then again I don't use a lot of the older software on a day to day basis that the rest of the employees do.

Okay, I'm a convert.  I upgraded to Vista 64 the weekend before last after realizing my disk was so fragmented that even defrag wasn't reclaiming everything.   It had been 2 years since my last OS installation, so I figured what the heck, time for a spring (or fall, as the case may be) cleaning.

After making this decision, I went ahead and decided to just go for it and put Vista 64 on the system. 

Took me about 4 hours to get everything just the way I like it and then I spent about 5 hours installing games, tweaking them, etc..  I noticed a marked performance hit in many of the games.  For days this bugged me.  Then I decided to replace the 2 gigs of 5300 DDR2 memory it currently had with 4 gigs of 6400 DDR2.  that made a much larger difference than I anticipated.  The system is running quick and smooth now.  I'm quite happy with the gaming compatibility so far.  There are some quirks (Gothic 3 was a bear to get running correctly and some games still hiccup and ask for the disc even when it's in the tray), but overall I'm quite happy with the upgrade!

consider me convinced now.   icon_wink
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