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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: August 21, 2013, 01:35:36 AM

Quote from: TiLT on August 20, 2013, 06:42:24 PM

The Shadow of the Beast announcement was cool though, something that will most certainly tickle my nostalgia.

was not expecting that... of course, this comes out long after they shut down what was left of Psygnosis. siiigh
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [TG-16] Military Madness/Nectaris on: August 20, 2013, 12:46:31 AM

Quote from: rittchard on August 19, 2013, 08:29:36 PM

It was actually out on iOS as well but seems to have vanished now.  

the remake is there - look up Neo Nectaris.

K A I S E R  !

i think the hex shape, at minimum, is essential for tactical-turn-based games - even the casual ones.. i don't care for squares (as in Advance Wars). but if i ever get around to making my game, i'm gonna think about using octagons.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [TG-16] Military Madness/Nectaris on: August 18, 2013, 10:11:24 PM
i traded in some games of mine for this recently, and forgot how much i liked it. it's very much more puzzle-y than i remember. it is impossible to get past the third map if you don't read the manual - you need to understand Zone of Control and surround tactics to get anywhere in the game.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X being teased on: August 17, 2013, 10:29:27 AM


•No blasters / sci-fi elements.

85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Betrayer on: August 15, 2013, 08:29:46 AM
like the current crop of sidescrollers that only use silhouettes. sorry, LIMBO got there first... and did pretty good at it. the other games just look lazy.
86  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: EA Humble Bundle for charity on: August 15, 2013, 08:27:39 AM
i upped my usual contribution, given that there's multiple charities this time.
87  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: looking for used motherboard + processor on: August 08, 2013, 05:35:19 PM
PMs responded to
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CD Players In Cars On the way Out on: August 05, 2013, 10:18:07 PM
compressing to MP3/AAC/OGG/etc loses sound quality. you could use FLAC/APE or apple's lossless, but you eat up quite a bit of disc space doing so, and... the car is hardly a pristine listening environment and compact discs were never intended for car use, i think... however, i do have many, many CDs accumulated over the years, so this is annoying - it's gonna be like 1993 again where i'd have to plug in a portable CD player (this time with a line-in cable as opposed to cassette deck adapter). then again, i don't own a car...
89  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: looking for used motherboard + processor on: August 05, 2013, 07:46:48 AM
might need a video card also - the one i got off OO a while back is now not working.
90  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / looking for used motherboard + processor on: August 05, 2013, 02:41:28 AM

motherboard + processor (DDR2 or DDR3)
possibly DDR3 RAM

this is for a media server, so it doesn't have to be super top-of-the-line.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Rise of the Triad returns on: August 03, 2013, 12:44:02 AM
that sounds like a $5 buy.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: July 24, 2013, 07:48:20 AM
since Starship Troopers is also getting remade, what of Verhoeven's movies will be remade next? Soldier of Orange? Hollow Man? maybe Showgirls?
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MotorGun! - auto dueling from I'76 and Twisted Metal devs on: July 22, 2013, 08:43:50 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 21, 2013, 01:48:57 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 20, 2013, 05:16:22 AM

Looks sweet! It also looks like an old MMO I had about ten or fifteen years ago, which was something like WoW with cars, but in the same style as this game. Can't remember the name... ah, I remember, it was Auto Assault. Yup, 2006, so not quite that long ago. It died in less than a year.

Auto Assault had the problem of being WoW with cars.  There was no driving mechanic at all really.  It was more like you and your horse were one and looked like a car.  All tab targetting is bad with cars.

oh yeah, i remember that one now - played it for almost half an hour.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Free Facebook cash...and no entries? - Feedback on giveaways on: July 22, 2013, 08:41:34 AM
i avoid facebook and its horrid privacy policies and .. general ickyness
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Pacific Rim on: July 21, 2013, 02:56:47 AM
this was the best American-made,-mostly/kinda-live-action-film-adaptation-of-no-specific-anime/manga-in-particular i've seen. Del Toro really got the feel of it in some parts.

i too noticed some strong Evangelion parallels - i thought early on the concept of a power cord being pulled from its socket would come up at some point, and sure enough..
96  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GreenMan Gaming 666 sale on: July 07, 2013, 10:30:58 PM
This Worms Collection includes:


    Worms Armageddon

    Worms Blast

    Worms Crazy Golf

    Worms Pinball

    Worms Reloaded

    Worms Reloaded: Forts Pack

    Worms Reloaded: Puzzle Pack

    Worms Reloaded: Retro Pack

    Worms Reloaded: Time Pack

    Worms Reloaded: Pre-Order Forts & Hats Pack

    Worms Revolution

    Worms Revolution: Customization Pack

    Worms Revolution: Funfair Pack

    Worms Revolution: Mars Pack

    Worms Revolution: Medieval Tales Pack

    Worms Revolution: Pre-Order DLC

    Worms Ultimate Mayhem

    Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Customisation Pack

    Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Multi Player Pack

    Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Single Player Pack

weird that there's no Worms 2 or Worms World Party. (forget about the 3D ones...)
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A write in poll - what do your save names look like? on: July 07, 2013, 10:19:02 PM
hi, hi1, hi2, hi3, etc

save game names were much more elaborate for Sierra adventures, but that was a quarter of a century ago...
98  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Gaming PC Parts (Motherboard, CPU, Memory, Soundcard), bundle available on: July 03, 2013, 08:50:40 PM
good prices - i would have boughten if no one else had.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Google Reader on: June 24, 2013, 09:59:02 AM
i use and it works well!
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 18, 2013, 10:12:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 18, 2013, 07:49:47 PM

Hepcat, now you've made me go and make a Burton list!!! Obviously this is personal opinion, but I wanted to see if my analysis was correct. For sake of simplicity, I'm only listing feature-length movies Burton directed.

Title-Date-Depp Factor-Good/Sucked


1985 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure  No Depp  Good
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: June 12, 2013, 08:57:32 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 12, 2013, 01:48:17 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on June 12, 2013, 05:46:06 AM

so.. PS4 _won't_ have 'paid online play'?

Pretty sure it's $5/month if you want to play online multiplayer on the PS4.

that was in reference to the gif, which was implying the PS4 would not have paid online multiplayer
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: June 12, 2013, 05:46:06 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2013, 05:54:24 PM

so.. PS4 _won't_ have 'paid online play'?

(and everything i've read states that Ouya is significantly more 'consumer friendly' than Sony ever has been)
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Recommend me a programming language on: June 03, 2013, 06:57:00 AM
i've been (finally!) learning Java the past eleven months. what i've mostly learned is that i really* don't like being back at school trying to chase grades again - especially on the back of working full-time - but i think it's been a worthwhile experience. i'm on the third-to-last assignment in the final 'Advanced Topics in Java' class, and i can look back at the hours i've invested over the past year and know i've accomplished something (trying as it has been, at times).

my biggest complaint with Java is that the examples skew heavily towards server and 'middleware solutions', which is a bit yawnsville for me. so to bring the fun back, i've been eyeing Atari 2600 development (!), and think i'll move onto that when classes are done. talk about low-level...
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'Atari Dump' to be excavated on: June 02, 2013, 12:58:16 AM
they're going to have to chip apart the tons of concrete that was mixed in with the dumped material... i would be surprised if they got anything worth salvaging from this, but i'm hoping it won't all be for nothing.
105  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bachmann won't seek re-election on: June 01, 2013, 06:08:38 AM
i grew up in a town that currently falls under her jurisdiction.  i have no words.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the first video game you ever purchased? on: May 27, 2013, 06:00:01 AM
i think it was Astroblast for the Atari 2600, from the Kay-Bee Toys $0.99 bin. (it's a port of Intellivision's Astrosmash)
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the first album you ever purchased? on: May 16, 2013, 08:17:44 AM

i'm pretty sure i've never been able to listen to the whole record all the way through. i should try it now...

(technically, my parents paid, as at the time i was too young to get much of an allowance)
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Soon we'll be taxed on internet purchases on: May 10, 2013, 07:18:04 AM
i used to be against the idea back in the 90s/00s, but i've come around to thinking this is now a good law to enact (on several levels, even).
109  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: computer upgrade question (AMD sockets) on: May 06, 2013, 08:13:37 PM
so it looks like upgrading the processor with the current socket wouldn't make much of a difference; good to know.

i didn't expect AM3 to be 'obsoleted' so quickly, tho...
110  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / computer upgrade question (AMD sockets) on: May 05, 2013, 03:28:00 AM
i'm looking into upgrading my machine to handle a larger, higher-resolution monitor - the one i'm using right now is a 17" Samsung SyncMaster 170MP from 2003. originally i thought i would just switch out the video card... then i thought that the processor might bottle-neck the graphics performance, so then i'd need a new one of those... but my motherboard is AM3 and has no update for AM3+.

questions are:

1) would my machine's performance be bottle-necked by a decent ATi video card? and if so,
2) is the best possible AM3 processor really going to make much of a difference over my current one? (if not, then swapping out motherboard and RAM and reinstalling OSes becomes necessary.... which i'd rather not do, at this point.)

system specs:
8GB (4x2GB) A-DATA Gaming Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (running at 1333 speed)
AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor
Socket AM3 PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) ATX Motherboard Retail
HIS Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 HD
SilverStone ST50F 500W PSU
111  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Have: Street Fighter IV (PS3) Want: Street Fighter IV (XBOX360) on: April 22, 2013, 05:46:21 PM
maybe a longshot, but would anyone want to trade?
112  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Bioshock Infinite (PS3) + original Bioshock + ME3 or SSX on: April 15, 2013, 03:50:53 AM
my gf would've been interested, if she hadn't already purchased ME3. (but still hasn't started on it, yet)
113  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gabby Gifford's Husband tires to save baby sea lion from dog attack on: March 28, 2013, 07:40:40 AM
and you're not supposed to bring pets on many beaches as well, right?
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: March 25, 2013, 02:42:17 AM
Revengeance 2: The Revengeancing
115  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Bioshock Infinite PC deals - Amazon, Green Man Gaming, Gamefly on: March 20, 2013, 11:24:02 AM
does Amazon have XCOM thrown in now as well?
116  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: New York's Proposed Cap on Soda Size Gets People Fizzing on: March 16, 2013, 09:01:26 PM
Seattle has done the same. i'd been toting around mesh/canvas bags with me for some years prior, so it works out.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you truly cut the cable? Getting away from the cocks at Cox. on: March 03, 2013, 05:01:22 AM
OTA TV works for me. 70's Dr. Who reruns on Tacoma public television Saturday nights!
118  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [contractor costs] Replacing gas furnace and air conditioning in condo on: February 06, 2013, 08:18:51 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 06, 2013, 02:10:16 AM

True sign of age is getting more exciting reading about your furnace purchase than your gaming PC purchase.  icon_razz

i dunno... had i gone into the trades, "HVAC" would have been my second choice after "electrician". i'm fascinated by cooling systems!
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are You Stepping Into the Next Gen? on: February 02, 2013, 11:57:06 AM
'no' for several reasons.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I Be Optimistic About Avril Lavigne's New Album....Answered! on: January 17, 2013, 05:41:22 AM

Quote from: hepcat on January 16, 2013, 02:01:44 PM

I brought myself out of my doldrums yesterday after rediscovering the greatness that is Half Man Half Biscuit.  I dare anyone to be grumpy after listening to even one of their songs.  With song titles like "Fuckin' 'Ell, It's Fred Titmus!", "Lord Hereford's Knob" and the above linked "Took Problem Chimp to Ideal Home Show", simply reading their song list makes me laugh.

If you’re going to quote from the Book of Revelation
Don’t keep calling it the Book of Revelations
There’s no “s”, it’s the Book of Revelation
As revealed to St John the Divine
See also Mary Hopkin
She must despair
You’ve got a shit arm, and that’s a bad tattoo
You’ve got a shit arm, and that’s a bad tattoo

Authentic celtic band…

there is also the greatness of Stump
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