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681  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: June 10, 2008, 07:12:48 AM
i've never heard a full album by this band, and today i saw _Kill 'Em All_ on the shelf at the library, so i am listening to it now... it's kinda enjoyable in that 1983 sorta way. this would have been a year or two before i discovered Dungeons & Dragons..
682  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 10, 2008, 01:45:30 AM

Quote from: LordMortis on June 09, 2008, 07:29:00 PM

(in this instance, the double cheesy beef burito, which is a damned fine fast food purchase for 89 cents and really ought to sate my hunger) 
i really wish it were possible to purchase burritos for that price in Seattle.. that's like half off or more
683  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Jedi Knight 2 - Jedi Academy [Xbox] or [PC] on: June 06, 2008, 10:48:08 PM
(piggyback) i am looking for Jedi Outcast (PC) myself...
684  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NW Pinball and Gameroom Show 2008 on: June 05, 2008, 05:58:21 PM
the designer of the Black Knight game (one of my favorite tables), among others, is giving some sort of seminar there on Saturday... can't miss that.
685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / NW Pinball and Gameroom Show 2008 on: June 05, 2008, 08:08:27 AM
anyone else going? Seattle Center, Jun 6-8 (this weekend)



http://nwpinballshow.com/
686  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Games Consumer service - does it EVER work? on: June 05, 2008, 05:29:42 AM
SSI had good tech support, back in the late 80s...
687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Energy prices and the selling of my truck on: June 04, 2008, 09:51:56 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on June 03, 2008, 11:26:17 PM

Time to dust off those 10-speeds we had as kids and get them road worthy.

my vehicles are a 199X Raleigh C-40 and a 2006 Kona Smoke. they're great for my commute...
688  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 04, 2008, 09:47:08 PM
why is there a pug/dachshund mix trying to get behind the cabinet
689  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Bought My First Ever Bruce Springsteen Album on: June 03, 2008, 10:03:30 PM
whoaaa-ohhh-ohhhh Elmer Fudd
690  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Zotac branded 8800gts 640mb for $120 on: June 03, 2008, 08:18:34 PM
wonder if a motherboard, memory and processor upgrade is worth it, for this card.  currently have an Athlon Barton 2500+ processor.
691  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quiz: Super Mario Brothers Villian or Dinosaur? on: June 02, 2008, 10:38:54 PM
80%
692  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Speaker Recommendation on: June 01, 2008, 07:51:03 AM

Quote from: disarm on May 30, 2008, 09:57:13 PM

i'm still using Altec's ADA885 (aka ADA890) 4.1 speaker system that i got as the top-of-the-line audio option with a Dell back in 2000, and they still stand as some of the best PC speakers i've ever heard...

those are the ones i'm using right now ... purchased online for $73 two years ago (including shipping)... they are pretty nice.
693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Points : the bane of online transactions on: May 30, 2008, 07:06:47 AM
boycott XBL...
694  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 30, 2008, 06:08:29 AM
how about, with the new forum, a totally new name and theme to go along with the reboot?
695  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FSorT Crusader: No Remorse on: May 30, 2008, 05:27:08 AM
i have DOSbox on my PC for the express purpose of playing this one game
696  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dune series - any good after the first book? on: May 29, 2008, 07:42:11 PM
i couldn't even get past page 70 in the original book. the constant 'thought balloons' were making me rageous and i had to stop.
697  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Any good laptop deals at or under $500? on: May 22, 2008, 11:19:05 PM
ASUS EEE?
Everex Cloudbook?
MSI Wind?
698  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 22, 2008, 11:12:14 PM
i have both the US and RU versions of Silent Storm - the latter has it, and the former does not.
699  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: I know longer know computers: Sister in Law Question- Good Deal? on: May 21, 2008, 05:50:09 PM
sounds high to me
700  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 20, 2008, 10:30:05 PM
Deadzone: Sanitarium please?

i will offer up:

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

both of these have *everything included (manuals, books, promo inserts, etc) in the (huge) boxes. would prefer that they end up in someone's game library or for collection purposes - they are in pretty good shape.

Karma +1
701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gothic 4 to have new name and US/EU color palettes on: May 20, 2008, 06:57:26 AM
Quote
Gothic 4 Slapped with New Name
by Aaron Linde May 19, 2008 3:00pm CST tags: Gothic 4
The latest installment in the Gothic series has received an updated name and is now known as Arcania: A Gothic Tale (PC, PS3, X360), GameSpot reports.

Handled this time around by Spellbound Entertainment instead of series creator Piranha Bytes, Arcania's change of name is meant to grant the Gothic franchise a fresh start in North America, where it had been comparatively unpopular than in other territories.

Additionally, the latest build of the title reveals that the North American and European versions of the title will feature different color palettes featuring bright and colorful graphics and gritty muted colors, respectively. The alternate color palettes are the result of months of research between gaming preferences in either territory.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/52754

weird..
702  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 19, 2008, 10:19:31 PM
offering up: Sacred (discs only)

EDIT: mikeg, can i get Dark Messiah of Might and Magic?

+0
703  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Top 20 Arcade Games of All Time? on: May 16, 2008, 05:28:31 AM
in roughly chronological order, off the top of my head...

Asteroids (first game i ever got my initials in)
Berzerk
Rally X
Omega Race
Ladybug
Elevator Action
Joust
Dig Dug
Mario Bros.
Ikari Warriors
Xenophobe
Xybots
Hyperdyne Sidearms
Rampage
Gauntlet II
Forgotten Worlds
The Ninja Warriors
Ninja Gaiden
NARC
Mars Matrix


will forever hate Street Fighter II for destroying arcades
704  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target clearance watch - April update! on: May 16, 2008, 12:48:10 AM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 13, 2008, 02:37:37 PM

if you're still unsure of a game's worth at $7.48, then it was never meant to be.

TRUE DAT
705  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2008 on: May 15, 2008, 09:07:37 AM
finished:
The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
can i say i really did not care for this book... i am placing Yann Martel in the cadre of "Annoying Canadian Authors".

The Elephant Vanishes - Haruki Murakami
The Cat Inside - William S. Burroughs

also been poking around some Python/Ruby/Linux how-to books and some vegetarian cookbooks... not very enthralling reading, and i never get too far in them.

currently reading:

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (book three of six)
706  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: May 14, 2008, 03:29:44 AM
+1 to st_dysan for the games
707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does Quicken work? on: May 14, 2008, 01:12:33 AM

Quote from: FishPants on May 13, 2008, 05:27:42 PM

Just a note to any Canadians that are interested, all of this software is made for our American friends and does not port well (if at all) to Canada.  Which is a polite way of saying the software is useless and pointless for Canadians looking to utilize the features.

try GnuCash, mentioned above - it has a more international bent. AND IT'S FREE
708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I dont want kids - a relationship killer on: May 11, 2008, 11:22:43 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 11, 2008, 02:08:52 PM

Children carry disease.

children *are a disease... a sexually-transmitted one
709  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: May 12 Postage Increase! on: May 11, 2008, 05:19:53 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 11, 2008, 03:43:15 AM

people still use the postal service for things other than Netflix?

i have pen pals i write to... with real ballpoint pens on actual notebook paper, stuffed into envelopes and stamped and dropped into the mail slot.

that being said, i still have a batch of 37 cent first-class stamps dating back to several price increases ago...
710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Gears of War on: May 10, 2008, 11:19:13 PM
got the game from a Microsoft Game Studios employee this week... spent a few hours cleaning off my hard drive and defraggling and installing (12GB footprint!) only to be greeted by a "Your PC does not meet minimum hardware requirements - Continue?" message upon boot (due to the Athlon 2500 processor). it defaulted to 640x320 resolution and the game itself looks like pixelated garbage. and what's with the "You must be signed in with a profile to save" thing?
711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I dont want kids - a relationship killer on: May 10, 2008, 11:13:05 PM
being single is a far superior choice to being stuck in an unwanted/burdensome relationship
712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioware doesn't trust us (Mass Effect) on: May 07, 2008, 06:25:01 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on May 07, 2008, 05:41:14 PM

Did Bioshocks insane 5 activation copy protection really do anything?

that, and the disc media shipping without the executable... prevented me from getting it.
713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioware doesn't trust us (Mass Effect) on: May 07, 2008, 08:24:39 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 06, 2008, 08:57:21 PM

You make it sound like you think piracy had something to do with Company of Heroes lackluster sales.  It got ignored because it was yet another WWII game in the last wagon of a caravan of bandwagons, and was also yet another RTS game because their marketing did a horrible job at advertising the fresh take the game had on tactical combat.  It's now one of my favorite games but I wouldn't have even bothered trying a demo when it came out if it hadn't been for forumer word-of-mouth.

yeah. cool game, but i'm soooo sick of WWII themed everything, so i didn't buy it. done to death, and then some more. and then a bit more, and then a little bit on top of that. bleh
714  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / blee on: May 07, 2008, 08:04:59 AM
try disabling Compiz. video should work, then.

(it's a known bug with some.. or all? video cards. you'll also notice flickering on screens with 3D-hardware graphics - you can't run accelerated video on top of a graphics accelerated desktop. will be fixed in an upcoming version.)
715  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gardenburger availability on: May 02, 2008, 01:46:20 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on May 01, 2008, 06:12:51 PM

Quote from: Shinjin on May 01, 2008, 02:52:01 PM

We get them all the time at Meijer and Kroger (in Kentucky).

Kroger even had a recent sale on all of the Morningstar Farms stuff (not sure if it was regional) where everything was $2 a box (normally ~$4).

Same here actually. The Kentucky part too  icon_biggrin

i wonder if i've ever seen them that cheap. being vegetarian and a former meat-devourer, i live off the stuff. being that this is Seattle, they're available *everywhere and prices range from $3 (Trader Joes) to almost $5 (Whole Paycheck, PCC and other co-ops). you'd think with the higher rate of consumption, they'd be a bit less expensive, but noooooo... stupid cost of living.
716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Portishead - Third on: April 30, 2008, 05:47:06 PM
it was an interesting experiment in how most or all 'hip-hop' influence from their sound was surgically excised, with a heavier emphasis on '60s style filmtrack atmosphere. once i got used to that, my initial (and only) impression was favorable. gonna get the CD from the library in a few weeks so i can hear it as it was meant to be heard, instead of a last.fm stream.
717  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / wanted: 1GB+ PC3200 RAM on: April 29, 2008, 08:26:42 AM
anyone have this for sale/trade? any brand is fine.
718  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Tax Relief/Rebates start rolling in next week for direct deposit folks! on: April 27, 2008, 10:56:55 PM
the Feds are probably going to 'reclaim' mine
719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: good freeware pc game site? on: April 27, 2008, 09:03:44 AM
http://www.gamehippo.com
720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unreal Tournament 3 anyone?? on: April 24, 2008, 07:53:48 PM
i am available this weekend - UT2K4 is on my hard drive (and taking up too much space...)
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