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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dungeon Defenders on: October 19, 2011, 12:18:42 PM

Quote from: Tals on October 19, 2011, 11:18:21 AM

I'm getting it. It's available now fyi smile They released 12 hours early

I've about farking had it with steam. This is bullsh*t and they've been pulling this crap a lot lately. How in the hell are we the consumers supposed to plan anything? You know what happens if I show up 12 hours early to a meeting at work? I get farking fired.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 18, 2011, 07:14:41 PM

Quote from: lex on October 18, 2011, 07:07:06 PM

It's up for preorder on steam with a release date of Nov 15.  $49.99, with a 20% discount if you already own Batman: Arkham Asylum or Lego Batman through steam.

Bought....

Sweet. There ya go Purge, it's only $4 more to get it in your steam collection.
43  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: anyone crossfire / sli? on: October 18, 2011, 06:09:14 PM

Quote from: lex on October 18, 2011, 02:09:53 PM

I'm thinking of picking up a second 4850 card on the cheap to crossfire in my system to give it a little performance boost, but I've been reading comments that crossfire (and sli) is just a big PITA.

Does anyone use a crossfire system?  Would you recommend it?

It used to be but not so much anymore assuming you're playing games made in the last couple years at the latest. With SLI sometimes you need to add a .exe to the profiles list in NvidiaInspector (even dead island needed this). There might be something similar with crossfire but I would do it in a heartbeat if I were ati.
44  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: how to clear and fix windows print spooler on: October 18, 2011, 06:07:02 PM
Sometimes on servers I have to delete all the SHD and SPL files in the C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS directory.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 18, 2011, 05:41:40 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 18, 2011, 05:36:52 PM

I The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you. opera.

On an unrelated note, the Companion cube look eerily similar in design to the crate that workers hauled onto the millenium falcon shortly before TK-421 was ambushed by terrorists (Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie).

QFT.

Opera's fast forward feature sold me on it years ago when browsing image gallery websites that wanted you to go back constantly so it would load the ads again.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: October 18, 2011, 05:36:32 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on October 18, 2011, 05:26:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 18, 2011, 03:44:45 PM

a bit about 'Avengers Phase 2' from the New York Comic Con:

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"We've already announced Iron Man 3 and Thor 2; both of those will be spread out within 2013," explained Feige. "We haven't announced yet the 2014 movies, but we are working on a draft of Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and some of these other ones we've been talking about for a while. Ant-Man I'm hoping we can get off the ground sometime soon. If these first group of films "phase one" of this Avengers saga starting with Iron Man and ending with Avengers has an overarching theme, which it does. As people sort of watch all the movies together and then watch The Avengers movie, they'll see this big picture we've been building towards... we have started working on the bones and structure and threading for a phase two. It does start with Iron Man 3 and if it all works which we hope it does culminates in another Avengers film."

So, it's like a TV show....but in blockbuster movie form.

And with less value.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am Cornholio - I need TP for my bunghole! on: October 18, 2011, 04:09:58 PM

Quote from: Roman on October 18, 2011, 03:52:23 PM

yup. Although even up here in Canuckistan there are like ZERO music videos. Programming is filled with 'reality' shows and then shows talking about those shows......



Doens't MTV stand for Miscellaneous TeleVision? Where everything that all other networks refuse to air goes to die?
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am Cornholio - I need TP for my bunghole! on: October 18, 2011, 03:45:24 PM
Whoa. MTV is still on the air?
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: October 18, 2011, 03:39:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 18, 2011, 03:15:20 PM

Quote from: rickfc on October 18, 2011, 03:10:17 PM


Funny.

That does look really funny. I've got to get a pc with sound one of these days. Too bad the movie itself wasn't worth watching.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: October 18, 2011, 03:37:10 PM
Be strong! Hold out just a few days and it will pass. You can do it! Keep in mind that the PC version is only half the cost of console versions at least and you could still use your xbox controller on the PC.

51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 07:49:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2011, 07:01:37 PM

I'm doing the double dip myself, but the 360 version is paid off with trade in credit, and I figure I'll be able to get decent trade in value for it from a quick turnaround as I'm going to save most of the trophy hunting and sight seeing for the PC version.  I imagine the PC version will have some sales- Green Man Gaming has it discounted, and if they run another code it might be even cheaper.

This one brings it down to like $36.04:  TECHB-ARGAI-NS015  but there may be a better one out there.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2011, 04:33:54 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 17, 2011, 04:29:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 17, 2011, 03:24:26 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 17, 2011, 02:39:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 17, 2011, 01:52:36 PM

Ah. My mistake...not getting an obscure reference to a 30 year old movie that sucked.

I'm with you there.

See, ATB?  ibdoomed didn't get the joke either.  He usually gets these things.  icon_wink

Touche. I am appropriately shamed.

Hey, wait a minute...
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2011, 04:33:37 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 17, 2011, 03:24:26 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 17, 2011, 02:39:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 17, 2011, 01:52:36 PM

Ah. My mistake...not getting an obscure reference to a 30 year old movie that sucked.

I'm with you there.

See, ATB?  ibdoomed didn't get the joke either.  He usually gets these things.  icon_wink

Yeah!
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 04:31:58 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 17, 2011, 03:14:55 PM

I don't know why you think the delay is because of art assets, but I can pretty much guarantee you that those are not the issue. This is more likely caused by last-minute bugs (it's harder to debug a PC-game than a console game), driver issues, work needed on the menus, or marketing. Or all of the above. Art assets don't enter into the equation.

That was the impression given by the IGN article. I agree that makes no sense, but since they aren't stating what the issues are the natural conclusion is money.

Quote from: TiLT on October 17, 2011, 03:17:46 PM

On the contrary, it's far less work. You begin with the most basic version (which is the console version since consoles have the greatest limitations by far) and make sure it works there, then add extras on top of that for the PC version. Of course, the basic version isn't built in a vacuum, so the groundwork is laid for the added features to make it easy to implement them later.

I guess I was thinking of it like a picture. If you take a 1mp picture and blow it up to poster size, it gets pixelated and looks like arse. Where as if you take a 12mp picture and shrink it, it still looks good.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 03:08:07 PM

Quote from: Reemul on October 17, 2011, 02:59:42 PM

The general feeling is they start with console and upgrade rather than down grade.

Wow, that seems back asswards and a lot more work.

Quote from: Reemul on October 17, 2011, 02:59:42 PM


Personally I think they hold back so it's not snapped up by the Pirates and causes console versions to sell less as free on PC could be more appealing than 40 on console if you have both or all three.

Excellent point. I also just realized that the console price is $60! Sheesh, with the legitimate price for PC being $36, I can understand them wanting to push the console versions more. That seems more likely than M$ or $ony offering kickbacks.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 02:50:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2011, 02:30:35 PM

http://pc.ign.com/articles/119/1196634p1.html

take it for what it's worth, but they are saying it is because the PC version isn't done yet.  considering the state of RAGE at it's release I'm willing to take them at their word as it seems like they're not willing to release an unfinished product.  they did the same thing with Asylum, and you could see the difference between the demo (horrible framerates) and the final version (smoother than ibdoomed's freshly shaven ass).


Hmmmm. I guess what I don't get is that if the source textures and assets are created at a high res, then dumbed down for the consoles, wouldn't the PC version require less work since they can give out the native res?

It really just seems like M$ or $ony called them up and said "Hey, can you delay the other versions and we'll slip you a little extra" and they said "No, but we can compromise and delay the PC version for you".

Unless mouse and keyboard support require that much more work?
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2011, 02:43:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 17, 2011, 02:32:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 17, 2011, 02:29:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 17, 2011, 01:52:36 PM

Ah. My mistake...not getting an obscure reference to a 30 year old movie that sucked.

There are exactly two parts of that which are correct.  We'll give you 30 years, and it is definitely your mistake.

heh, obscure reference... in what world?  ninja

It's not like the tagline being quoted. A silly exchange between a main character and a henchmen. Do you remember every word that Auric said to Oddjob?
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2011, 02:39:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 17, 2011, 01:52:36 PM

Ah. My mistake...not getting an obscure reference to a 30 year old movie that sucked.

I'm with you there.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you change your online nickname? on: October 17, 2011, 02:30:15 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 17, 2011, 02:17:03 PM

I think I'll go back to tinkerbell.

Taken.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: October 17, 2011, 02:09:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2011, 02:14:08 AM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 14, 2011, 10:10:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 14, 2011, 09:41:15 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 14, 2011, 06:34:43 PM

Quote from: Wargus on October 14, 2011, 04:17:17 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 13, 2011, 07:57:46 PM


Except he did spill Tongue

A lot. Someone needs to capture a still and slap FAIL on it.

If it was anyone but you, I'd assume you were kidding.  Honestly, I can't tell anymore.

Check out second 27, 28, 29, and at 31 he overflows the pinky-orange one quite a bit. I thought your original post was in jest.

P.S. I don't know what "encroyable" means.

So, the feat is not impressive at all because I exaggerated the state of spillage?  The man poured 12 martinis at once!  How is that fail?!

"Encroyable" means incredible.

Sure, it's impressive, in the same way that lifting 500lbs is impressive. Lifting it with your private parts is a whole different world and monumentally more impressive. So if someone were to post a title "Woman lifts 500lbs with impressive body part!" and it's actually weights on her shoulders or something...

Gotcha on the encroyable thing and I can hear Curly saying it in my head now, just never saw it typed out.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2011, 01:58:53 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 16, 2011, 08:22:40 PM



I guess this page did need a little NSFW action. I can't imagine the personality of a woman that would use one shaped like that.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/17) on: October 17, 2011, 01:53:06 PM
Dungeon Defenders!

63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 01:07:57 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 17, 2011, 03:09:38 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 15, 2011, 08:47:19 PM

I imagine it'll pop up as we get closer to November.

http://www.newgamenetwork.com/news/3340/batman-arkham-city-delayed-on-pc/

In case anyone missed it - I wouldn't expect it earlier than after the console release as to not generate frustrated PC gamers who thought it'd be out with the console release.

Right. This money grab is the whole reason for the boycott.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you change your online nickname? on: October 16, 2011, 08:29:43 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on October 16, 2011, 06:22:18 PM

So I've used SkyLander for the better part of 10 years now. And now there is the new game Skylanders: Spryo's Adventur which I'm sure I'm going to get some "hurrrrs why did you choose that from a kids game". So given a situation like this would you find a new online nick? Only thing is that I've used this name everywhere....

I had that problem when Doom came out and I got past it. I also had that problem with Dirk when Boogie Nights came out, I got past that too.

Stay tough.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 15, 2011, 03:12:55 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 15, 2011, 02:08:09 AM

Dammit.


Be strong fellow gamers. Keep the boycott alive. You can do it!
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Remember, the next time you buy a used cell phone.. on: October 15, 2011, 03:11:36 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 15, 2011, 01:06:20 AM

Doesn't surprise me considering the number of times I go into the bathroom at work and hear somebody playing a game or texting while in a stall.

Although, to be fair, your toothbrush likely also has bacteria on it (including fecal coliform).  Just because the bacteria is on there doesn't mean it is of levels that would make you sick.

Exactly. Never keep your toothbrush within miles of your bathroom.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: October 14, 2011, 10:10:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 14, 2011, 09:41:15 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 14, 2011, 06:34:43 PM

Quote from: Wargus on October 14, 2011, 04:17:17 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 13, 2011, 07:57:46 PM


Except he did spill Tongue

A lot. Someone needs to capture a still and slap FAIL on it.

If it was anyone but you, I'd assume you were kidding.  Honestly, I can't tell anymore.

Check out second 27, 28, 29, and at 31 he overflows the pinky-orange one quite a bit. I thought your original post was in jest.

P.S. I don't know what "encroyable" means.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sell me a snow blower on: October 14, 2011, 08:30:07 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 14, 2011, 07:53:50 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 14, 2011, 06:36:33 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 13, 2011, 09:21:42 PM

. Now I no longer dread the snow. In fact, I'm kind of looking forward to using my new machine.

This is the only reason I'm still paying someone to shovel. I don't want to look forward to snow.

I'm sure the novelty will wear off fast.

I've always done all of my own shoveling, so I don't know what it costs to have somebody else do it. How many times would you have to pay your shoveler (or a plow driver, for that matter) to recoup the cost of a $500 snowblower? I'm under the impression that it will pay for itself within 2-3 seasons -- assuming, that is, that I couldn't just continue shoveling it myself for free.

It's $20 a shot before 10am and $30 before 7am. We just go with the 10am and if I'm late for work, the hell with them. So that's 25 times at roughly 5 per season based on the last three years, basically 5 years.

But if you have a really bad year that could be one month... that's the problem with snow versus grass, you know how often you need to mow...
69  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: October 14, 2011, 08:22:41 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 14, 2011, 03:31:14 PM

If I go republic, my 1st character will be a smuggler>gunslinger.  I won't be playing out the Han Solo fantasy, I'll be living Roland Deschain in the Old Republic...with a wookie.   
    

Are you going to name your wookie Oy?
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sell me a snow blower on: October 14, 2011, 06:36:33 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 13, 2011, 09:21:42 PM

. Now I no longer dread the snow. In fact, I'm kind of looking forward to using my new machine.

This is the only reason I'm still paying someone to shovel. I don't want to look forward to snow.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: October 14, 2011, 06:34:43 PM

Quote from: Wargus on October 14, 2011, 04:17:17 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 13, 2011, 07:57:46 PM


Except he did spill Tongue

A lot. Someone needs to capture a still and slap FAIL on it.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Die Hard 5: Dying Hard Around the World on: October 13, 2011, 12:25:29 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 25, 2010, 09:41:56 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on February 25, 2010, 08:59:51 PM

Doesn't everyone like The Last Boyscout?

Perhaps there are certain films that are simply "givens."  Such as The Last Boyscout, Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Major League, The Blues Brothers, Aliens, The Secret of Nimh, etc.  But my wife seems to prove me wrong whenever I assume she'll enjoy something I consider to be timeless, such as The Blues Brothers (I've never seen someone with such a look of disgust for such a sustained period).  I'm apprehensive about having her watch The Last Boyscout.  It has been in my DVD collection for decades, and she has somehow managed to go through life thus far without having ever seen it.   saywhat  She even tries to argue that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.   saywhat  Sometimes I wonder how we've managed to stay married thus far.   icon_wink

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IMO you can't go wrong with any of the movies that Shane Black has scripted (yes, even The Long Kiss Goodnight which I think is highly underrated). 

I enjoyed The Long Kiss Goodnight as well.  And you may be right, as Shane Black wrote The Monster Squad, Lethal Weapon, and one of my favorite comedies of all time, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. 

Whoa. Wait a second. Isn't Days of Thunder a nascar movie?

I agree with everything else you said, so that has to be a mistake.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: October 12, 2011, 08:06:45 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 12, 2011, 06:48:25 AM

a few reviews have started to trickle out,and they have been very positive

Games Master Magazine gave the game 97% and said its "one of the greatest games ever made",GM magazine were one of the first to review Arkham Asylum,there was a rumour going around at the time that they could only review it early as long as they gave the game over 90%,they gave it 94%,whether the rumour was true or not it doesn't really matter as i thought the game deserved 94%(IMO),so Arkham City getting 97% is definitely a good sign

Game Informer gave the game 10 out of 10,saying that "its the best use of a license in the industries history"

German magazine Play 3 gave the game 92%..."Huge, exciting and beautiful. The best superhero game ever made."

OPM Australia also gave the game 10 out of 10..."VERDICT: We can't imagine how a superhero game could be better than this. Absolutely sublime."
"Presentation: Endlessly creative, perfectly moody, and technically flawless. This is Epic's Unreal engine pushed to its absolute limit."




in other Bats news,DLC has been confirmed for November 1st
CVG

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Launching on November 1, it introduces Nightwing as a playable character across all challenge maps in the game, including two additional one included with the pack: Wayne Manor and Main Hall.

Nightwing comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, while the pack also contains a bonus Animated Series Nightwing character skin

Good to see they have time to work on DLC instead of the PC version.   Roll Eyes
74  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: October 12, 2011, 07:33:18 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 12, 2011, 05:51:30 PM

It was the best game ever,
It was the worst game ever,
It was SWTOR...

War never changes... even among the stars.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: October 11, 2011, 03:46:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 11, 2011, 01:40:00 AM



That doesn't look like the map for a card game. I thought scrolls was like MtG?
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sell me a snow blower on: October 11, 2011, 03:42:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 11, 2011, 03:17:42 PM

No... it's the crank to turn blower. You can see the teeth near the front, and the crank has a coiled bar on the end.

The starter is a pull-start on the back. I, like this owner, also have an electric starter added to it on the top.

Wow. Look at you all fancy schmancy with your boxy things.

Kidding aside, that's a gorgeous machine.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sell me a snow blower on: October 11, 2011, 03:07:35 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 11, 2011, 03:01:08 PM

I have this (similar- this is not a pic of mine):



10hp 32inch opening. It's a beast, but I love it. We take all the snow from the backyard and pile it up for my 7yr old for slides, forts, etc.


Is that a hand crank starter?  icon_eek
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 11, 2011, 01:16:29 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 11, 2011, 12:57:03 PM

That's crazy talk.  It's clearly a giant pile of dried fish...



That's the whole joke, right?  BLT, DFLT, faster than light travel, pile of dried fish sandwich.  Just needs a rimshot at the end.

Ah, sorry, I'm not good with pop culture. Bacon yeah, culture, no.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 11, 2011, 11:55:00 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 11, 2011, 12:17:19 AM

Who doesn't love a good dried herring lettuce tomato sandwich?

I'm pretty positive at least most of that is bacon. I am good with bacon.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Netflix splitting DVD and Streaming fees (now splitting into two entities!!!) on: October 11, 2011, 03:17:19 AM

Quote from: theohall on October 10, 2011, 07:49:12 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 10, 2011, 07:05:50 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 10, 2011, 03:39:51 PM

Cripes, what a bunch of jugheads.

Seriously. What happened to all those reasons that required them to separate the businesses?
Negative feedback actually worked for once.

This.

We complained. We canceled. We spoke out with "vocal" feedback and monetary feedback and, on what seems like a very rare occasion, THEY LISTENED! Hoorah! We should be celebrating. Ok, sure, it seems like they don't know what they are doing and while I'm not sure they do, I feel like rewarding them for actually listening to us.

Now the dilemma, blockbuster recently lowered the 1 out games/movies plan to $15/mo and there's no way I'm giving that up, so do I want to resub netflix disc service as well or not...


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