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1521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 4 on: December 06, 2011, 04:21:36 PM
The December Car Pack is now available. And as a VIP I got a Shelby Cobra 427 for free, so I tuned it and put it in the club garage. Enjoy!
1522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 02, 2011, 09:40:41 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on December 02, 2011, 09:33:04 PM

Quote from: skystride on December 02, 2011, 06:31:26 PM

Can you join neither and still finish the main story?  Both sides are unappealing to me.  Racists vs the "Empire", which is the lesser evil?
That's what I did.  I felt the same way too about both factions.  After I finished the main story I did the Empire story line.  It's a completely seperate story from all of the dragon stuff.  I wasn't really impressed with the Empire quests and story.  Many were repetitive, and not near the quality of the main quest line.

Sorry, this is completely off topic, but your post dredged up something from my past. It's "separate", not "seperate". I remember this from forty (holy crap, forty?) years ago, watching an old half-hour police show called "Adam-12". The scene, which has stuck with me since then, has one officer typing up a report while the other looks over his shoulder. The over-the-shoulder guy says "You spelled that wrong. Remember, there's 'a rat' in 'separate'". I can't remember the names of my relatives, but I can remember "a rat" in "separate"  Roll Eyes
1523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 02, 2011, 02:57:22 AM
OK, now this is just plain crazy. I get to a bigger town and they say "hey, we spotted a dragon, go with these guys and kill it". Are you nuts? Have you seen one of these things? I soiled my underwear, sorry, my "beneath-my-tunic-cotton-thingees" the last time I ran into one of these horrible creatures and I can't get a new pair till I get paid at the end of Last Semen. Now you want me to go out there and actually try to kill one?

OK, so they talked me into it. I follow Carl the House Maid, I think that's what they called her, and off we go to the middle of freaking nowhere. Suddenly someone spots the flying beast and I ran into the damn tower and hid inside. There was screeching and howling and also a lot of noise from outside too. Finally I peeked outside and the nasty was almost dead so I shot a couple of arrows into it from the safety of the doorway. When it was dead I ran out and looted all the good stuff while Carl was making some speech. Yeah, sunshine, keep talking; these dragon bones must be worth something on E-bay.

Then everyone starts looking at me and saying how I have bad breath or something and suddenly they tell me I'm now called "Dragging Pants" or some such nonsense. I didn't hang around to listen, I was off to try to pawn the bones.

Eventually they drag me back up to the main house, err, keep, or whatever the weird dude with the tiara calls it. He says that since I'm Dragging Pants I have to go visit ZZ Top at their studios in High Hoth. I try to explain to him that first, I'm not even wearing pants, and second, that Hoth place is damn cold and like I said, I don't have any pants. But his mind is settled and what with all the guards I figure I'll humor him and leave and go anywhere but where the Empire might be expecting me to go.

But bad news. After he gives me a little hatchet he tells me he's assigned me Carl the House Maid to keep an eye on me, only it's not the same Carl. She says her name is Lydia but I have my doubts when I start humming to the tune to "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" and see doesn't recognize the tune. And she scares me a bit.

So we're off to see ZZ Top and maybe when I explain the mix-up to them they will let me sit in and jam with them. I think I have this enchanted lyre in my bag somewhere... let me look...
1524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 02, 2011, 01:00:09 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on December 01, 2011, 06:25:40 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 24, 2011, 07:17:32 AM

Just be aware that the game doesn't stop, when you finish the main quest, so go ahead. Frankly, I'd say most people are missing out on some great abilities and stories by not doing the main quest early on, which I know previous games taught us to do.

Thanks for mentioning this. I stopped playing while waiting for the patch (I wasn't even out of the first location when I stopped) and I restarted today. I'll stick to the main quest (or pretty much so) for now per your suggestion.

Dammit, I just can't do it. I come into town fully planning on just selling some stuff and moving on and first thing you know I'm looking for the Gilt Beaver Claw in some dirty dungeon that hasn't been pressure washed since Thor Finger-Wagger came back from The Great Northern Unpleasantness And BBQ. Haven't these people heard of mops?
1525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 01, 2011, 06:25:40 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 24, 2011, 07:17:32 AM

Just be aware that the game doesn't stop, when you finish the main quest, so go ahead. Frankly, I'd say most people are missing out on some great abilities and stories by not doing the main quest early on, which I know previous games taught us to do.

Thanks for mentioning this. I stopped playing while waiting for the patch (I wasn't even out of the first location when I stopped) and I restarted today. I'll stick to the main quest (or pretty much so) for now per your suggestion.
1526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 30, 2011, 03:54:49 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 30, 2011, 01:11:18 PM

Patch is out for the 360-3mb

i guess the texture bug is now working because i can see fingernails on my character,i couldn't tell with anything else however

Did you need to re-install?
1527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 29, 2011, 12:58:20 AM
PC and Xbox360 patch due out this Wednesday...

Quote
    UPDATE 1.2 NOTES (all platforms unless specified)

    Improved occasional performance issues resulting from long term play (PlayStation 3)
    Fixed issue where textures would not properly upgrade when installed to drive (Xbox 360)
    Fixed crash on startup when audio is set to sample rate other than 44100Hz (PC)
    Fixed issue where projectiles did not properly fade away
    Fixed occasional issue where a guest would arrive to the player's wedding dead
    Dragon corpses now clean up properly
    Fixed rare issue where dragons would not attack
    Fixed rare NPC sleeping animation bug
    Fixed rare issue with dead corpses being cleared up prematurely
    Skeleton Key will now work properly if player has no lockpicks in their inventory
    Fixed rare issue with renaming enchanted weapons and armor
    Fixed rare issue with dragons not properly giving souls after death
    ESC button can now be used to exit menus (PC)
    Fixed occasional mouse sensitivity issues (PC)
    General functionality fixes related to remapping buttons and controls (PC)
1528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row the Third on: November 23, 2011, 08:25:13 PM
It's been a busy month for games. I got MW3 and have Prestiged once, just to do it. I also picked up Skyrim and was really, really going to put some time in it. However, SR3 seems to have me in it's grip and now I can't stop playing  icon_biggrin
1529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 23, 2011, 12:37:56 AM
Finally prestiged this afternoon. The cutscenes and music were awesome... no, wait, there was nothing icon_frown. Now on to the next 80 levels.

I now have five tokens to spend on upgrades. The FAD has been pretty good, it's either that and the SCAR. Plus my XM-25 and Claymores.
1530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 21, 2011, 05:34:19 AM
I finally got to spend some fun time on the Elite console app in Xbox. Lots of neat info.

Turns out my best weapon is my new favorite weapon, the M60 LMG. My K:D is 1.74 with it. I never got the hang of it in BLOPS but in MW3 it's like a big, heavy assault rifle that never runs out of bullets (or almost never).

Holy crap icon_eek. I'm ranked 196,366 out of 6,748,792, or in the top three percent. I have been playing this game a lot.
1531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 21, 2011, 02:03:20 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 21, 2011, 01:30:48 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 20, 2011, 06:45:24 PM

Welcome to Leo and MS. Teelers, our newest clan members!
how can I become one?  I hope there's no tryouts Tongue

I'd like to join as well. I'll look great in the swim suit competition!  nod
1532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row the Third on: November 21, 2011, 12:46:19 AM
Thanks for the help. I wondered what the point of it was.
1533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row the Third on: November 21, 2011, 12:24:02 AM
I'm confused about Gang Operations. I've come across several of these enemy gang groupings and each time when I attack them it doesn't seem like I achieve anything except to keep attracting more and more enemies till I die or have to run away.
1534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 20, 2011, 10:18:24 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 08:33:47 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 20, 2011, 06:56:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 20, 2011, 06:46:44 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 20, 2011, 06:39:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 05:19:42 PM

I'm almost tempted to try to learn how to quick-scope.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is quick-scope?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF1LYKSQdxE

some of the video is no-scoping, some is hard scoping quickly, and some is quick scoping.   icon_twisted

Holy crap icon_eek. That's sort of the antithesis of how I play. I crouch and move looking down my red-dot sight, using Stalker to move a bit quicker. I also try to stay in the shadows. I think I would get nauseous snapping that sniper scope up and down so much nod

Imagine playing five opponents all playing that way.   disgust

What way? My way? You don't have to worry about five people playing my way, thankfully, which is why I'm doing so well. Everyone else runs around  and I just take them down as they come by  icon_biggrin
1535  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Looking for a good Gmail gadget for Windows 7 on: November 20, 2011, 08:25:31 PM
As the title states, any suggestions for a good Gmail notification gadget for Windows 7?
1536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 20, 2011, 06:56:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 20, 2011, 06:46:44 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 20, 2011, 06:39:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 05:19:42 PM

I'm almost tempted to try to learn how to quick-scope.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is quick-scope?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF1LYKSQdxE

some of the video is no-scoping, some is hard scoping quickly, and some is quick scoping.   icon_twisted

Holy crap icon_eek. That's sort of the antithesis of how I play. I crouch and move looking down my red-dot sight, using Stalker to move a bit quicker. I also try to stay in the shadows. I think I would get nauseous snapping that sniper scope up and down so much nod
1537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 20, 2011, 06:39:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 05:19:42 PM

I'm almost tempted to try to learn how to quick-scope.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is quick-scope?
1538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row the Third on: November 19, 2011, 08:04:28 PM
I played a little Skyrim over the weekend, but I picked up SR3 yesterday and after less than an hour I'm hooked on it. Best part so far is your character and the other guy driving around singing along with the song on the radio. Nothing like that in Skyrim nod
1539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 18, 2011, 01:40:02 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 18, 2011, 12:21:25 AM

Quote from: JCC on November 17, 2011, 10:05:12 PM

Question on the 360 version. Does installing to the hard drive help with the load times? I think I would live with the blurry textures if I could cut these load times in and out of buildings down.

Yes, it helps a ton.  I couldn't even tell a difference with the textures either.  Some still look awful no matter how you play.

I got home from vacation a little while ago. I picked up Skyrim Tuesday at Target and it included a paper map, which was a pre-order bonus from Gamestop. Hmm. I installed it because I have a launch 360 and the DVD drive makes quite a racket.
1540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 - do I need a HD? on: November 14, 2011, 04:39:31 AM
Also the DVD drive makes quite a racket. Installing the game can save your nerves.
1541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 14, 2011, 04:36:28 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 14, 2011, 03:30:39 AM

Still working on getting a Clan setup.  However here is a group Sorry about the name

Hark, thanks for posting this link. I was finally able to register at the Elite website using this URL, the one I had before kept giving me a dead end.

I'm now at level 70 but I'm going to be gone for a few days so everyone will be catching up icon_frown

It's bizarre. After playing Hardcore TDM in BLOPS, and now playing non-HC TDM in MW3, I'm just so stunned by how many players just run all the time. I stay crouched most of the time and by using Stalker I can aim down the sights while I move. This makes up for my horrible reaction time. I do run from time to time, but not much.

I'm also running Blindeye/Assassin while helps keep me hidden. Most enemies I've seen in matches aren't using Assassin since they show up on the UAVs I throw up with every four/fifth kill. I've even tried using a silencer but in non-Hardcore it's too hard getting a kill at any distance.
1542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 14, 2011, 01:40:51 AM

Quote from: Roman on November 14, 2011, 01:21:09 AM

beat the campaign today. Forgettable at only 3-4 hours (on the high side)

I wonder how many fewer copies they would sell if they didn't provide a campaign at all. One of my favorite alltime PC games was Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising which except for a few tutorials was only online MP.
1543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 13, 2011, 09:19:37 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 13, 2011, 08:14:39 PM

Watch and learn slywink

http://www.youtube.com/user/XboxAhoy

this is the guy doing the videos in the Elite section as well.

I searched his channel and didn't see any hits on Hardhat. Anyway, I don't have his mad skillz so I have to rely on being sneaky. It's been working for me, my K:D is 1.29, which is, for me, amazing on non-Hardcore TDM. It would be higher if I could snap shoot as well as he does.

UPDATE: I do love my XM-25 though nod. And I've finally figured out a better distance to set up the Claymore so they are working better for me now.

1544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 12, 2011, 11:00:24 PM

Quote from: siege on November 12, 2011, 10:10:59 PM

I couldn't get into Fallout 3 or Oblivion. I've put over 20 hours into Skyrim thus far and ready to declare GOTY. Just an amazing game through and through. It's definitely not as polished as Id like but hopefully a few patches will resolve some of my issues.

I played both games but didn't finish them. I think I just kind of burned out. But so far from what I'm hearing about Skyrim it sounds like something I might be playing for a long time. I just hope they have a fix for the 360 problem out before next Friday, because that's the soonest I would be getting it.
1545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 09:11:34 PM
I hate Hardhat. It's too small. And everyone votes for it. Sheesh.
1546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 06:29:14 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 12, 2011, 06:16:19 AM

Meh.

Meh?
1547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 05:16:25 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 12, 2011, 05:04:09 AM

Pretty sure that works with assault too.  I think I was running just care package and hardline for awhile for nonstop crates.

Yes but with the Support Killstreak if you die it doesn't reset, you keep your count. That's why I like it, since it's the only way I'm going to get into double digits.
1548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 04:39:25 AM
Found another great little feature of the Support Killstreak. I don't have to specify three rewards, so I can get back to the first reward faster. Right now I specify UAV at 4 and counter-UAV at five, so I get rewards at kills 4, 5, 9, 10, etc. Cool nod
1549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 07:32:17 PM
I'm starting to find the love for the XM-25. Great for clearing baddies out of the tunnel on Hardhat. Also good on Mission to suppress snipers.
1550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 04:28:35 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 11, 2011, 04:18:24 PM

Fwiw i get plenty of kills from claymores and betties.  Occasionally it is just an assist, but usually a kill

Hmm, maybe I'm setting them too close to the door or right angle of the stairway? I guess I could experiment some more. Is there a sweet spot for placement?
1551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 04:01:41 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 11, 2011, 02:06:55 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 11, 2011, 06:55:04 AM

I finally leveled up enough to unlock Claymores. Sadly, they are inadequate on non-Hardcore TDM. I've had enemies set them off without much effect. So I switched back to frags.

How were you placing them?

Doorways, right angle turns on stairways, around corners, same as in BLOPS. I think they are cause some injury, but not killing, which makes them of limited value. Also, in BLOPS the announcer would say something about your item being destroyed, so you knew the Claymore went off. In MW3 that doesn't seem to be happening, so that's not helping me either. I guess I might switch back to Hardcore mode and see what effect it has there.
1552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row the Third on: November 11, 2011, 03:56:56 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on November 11, 2011, 01:46:07 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 11, 2011, 08:12:39 AM

Crap, add another game to my wishlist.

Ditto to that. In fact... well, since I'm going away next Monday for a few days, I think I might pass up on Skyrim and just pick up SR3 on the way home. Maybe. Or I'll get Skyrim today... and I just reached level 53 in MW3... I can't decide!!!!! icon_biggrin
1553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 11, 2011, 03:51:09 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 11, 2011, 12:40:11 PM

I'm seeing the same thing as this guy. (Look at 12 seconds vs 2:55)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhHLuDL3DEA

Installed definitely is a difference in textures, and it is surprisingly worse installed. Very noticeable to me. I also borrowed my friend's PS3 version, and it obviously has the upper hand. I'm slightly disappointed because I hate the PS3 controller.

I guess I can live with slightly worse textures, since I play at my desk on my 24 inch monitor and the 360 is about three feet from my head. Running the DVD drive all the time would be too much noise. Would be nice if there was a fix for this.

1554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 06:55:04 AM
I finally leveled up enough to unlock Claymores. Sadly, they are inadequate on non-Hardcore TDM. I've had enemies set them off without much effect. So I switched back to frags.

I leveled my M4A1 to level 31, played a match with the gold camo (is it still camo if it's gold?) and then switched to the SCAR for a new challenge.

Just like in the previous CoD games, I find that only assault rifles really work for me with my play style. That's unfortunate for all the effort the designers put in adding all the other classes. I hope the rest of you get some use out of them.
1555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 11:17:32 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 10, 2011, 10:23:54 PM

Level 31 on a weapon gets you the gold camo fwiw.

Well that's something. I'm at 30 and half way to 31, might as well get there. Anything past 31? Except, maybe, glory? icon_biggrin
1556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 08:39:48 PM
My M4A1 is at level 30. I get 10,000 XP when I get it up to level 31 but I don't see any other challenges other than with attachments. I've already achieved Mastery with it. I tried going with another rifle but I don't really want to lose the advantages I've unlocked with this one.

Other observations:
- I tried Hardcore TDM for a while last night. Even up to Monday night I was enjoying it on BLOPS, but for some reason on MW3, maybe the maps, it seems to dissolve into camping and snipers every match. On the other hand regular TDM in MW3 is working very well for me.
- I tried using Heat Beat sensor in MW3, but unlike MW2, where I was attached to it all the time in HC-TDM, it's too much of a distraction. In regular TDM in MW3 I fine I need to keep looking around since most maps seem to have lots of little hide spots. I can't have my eyes locked to the HB screen.
- I'm at about level 42, playing with folks mostly a few levels behind, and when a UAV goes up I usually see five or six red dots, so it seems most folks aren't using Assassin/Assassin Pro. Me, I'm running both Assassin Pro and Blind Eye Pro nod
- The Bouncing Betty seems rather anemic in MW3 non-Hardcore. I found I prefer my old frag grenade, at least until I unlock my happy Claymore.
- I like the idea of the Support Killstreak. I rarely stay alive to unlock all three Assault rewards anyway, so this works out a lot better.
1557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 08:09:33 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2011, 04:10:14 PM

I'll might join in all the MW3 action after x-mas. Since I'll have more time and just one more month away from retirement.

Welcome to the retirement club! We have coffee and danish every Tuesday morning, but no one gets up early enough to show up nod
1558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 10, 2011, 02:41:32 PM
Sheesh, I was afraid of just how good it was going to be. I was going to wait to get it, but I guess I can squeeze it in. I just picked up Modern Warfare 3 and am loving that. It's the Abu Dhabi GP this weekend and we're leaving Monday for a trip for our anniversary. I'm not going to be getting much sleep this weekend nod
1559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 05:57:05 AM
I finally was able to log onto the Elite 360 app and look around.  It doesn't say Founder but something did say it might be 48 hours before that status was shown. Anyway, at least access to the Elite content seems to be working.
1560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 04:47:59 AM
So how exactly does the Trophy System tactical item work?
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