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3481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's End War Beta signup for the 360 on: June 10, 2008, 04:58:12 PM
I got one this morning as well.
3482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Question on: June 10, 2008, 04:54:00 PM

Quote from: tgb1.1 on June 09, 2008, 11:22:12 PM

Because if that's the case they might have just as well made this a one character jack-of-all-trades game, and that would really suck.

Think about this statement.  It's ridiculous.
3483  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can Someone Explain how to make this stop on: June 10, 2008, 04:38:25 PM
I've had this issue in the past when I didn't let the tank depressurize before pumping... if the nozzle is not letting extra pressure in the tank escape, and you undo the gas cap too quickly and the inner metal cover/seal is sealing it, this can happen...

Don't just whip your gas cap off... turn it until you can hear the pressure in the tank finish equalizing, then remove it the rest of the way.
3484  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nasgul vs. Labradoodle - Epic Fail on: June 09, 2008, 04:17:56 PM
I'm impressed that you were able to misspell nazgul after visiting that link.
3485  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How does one make female friends? on: June 09, 2008, 04:12:45 PM
Here's what you do...

Find some girls you like and date them. 

Give the need for a girl to be really sensitive and talk about feelings with that you've expressed in this thread a front row seat.

This will inevitably lead to a conversation wherein she says 'I just want to be friends.'

Bam.  You are in.
3486  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 09, 2008, 03:58:07 PM
Nice call.

And Hasek retires.  Can't say I'm super surprised.
3487  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Discovery Channel] - When We Left Earth on: June 09, 2008, 03:55:23 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on June 09, 2008, 07:49:02 AM

What is it about?  Space Colonization?

NASA - Basically going through all of the missions from Mercury -> now, I believe.  The stuff last night was about Mercury and Gemini... the next part is about Apollo...
3488  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Discovery Channel] - When We Left Earth on: June 09, 2008, 06:04:05 AM
I watched whatever was on tonight... a two hour episode and a 1 hour episode... is that all that has aired so far?

I really enjoyed it.
3489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Orchestra guest passes giveaway on: June 08, 2008, 04:36:22 PM
Thank you.
3490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Orchestra guest passes giveaway on: June 08, 2008, 01:45:01 AM
I would love to check it out...  I'll PM you my email if that's cool.
3491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Golden Compass points to suck on: June 07, 2008, 08:49:09 PM
Yeah, we watched this a while back... Crap.  Talk about no ending...
3492  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Real product or SNL skit? on: June 07, 2008, 08:39:51 PM
How is real even a question?  You can order one right there.

I actually need something like this for our tour van... that sumbitch rubs my neck raw.
3493  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie pet peeve on: June 06, 2008, 09:17:21 PM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on June 06, 2008, 08:36:46 PM

I worked in a movie theatre long ago. While picking up all the trash was always nasty at least most of it was food. The worst was when people would leave used diapers. Some people would even stay until the lights came on to change the kid and then leave the diaper while we stood in the back waiting for them to leave so we could clean.

In actual movies I have grown a dislike to cars exploding into massive fireballs. While I don't mind it happening to a few it seems that any car shot or that lands upside has to now blow up.

This reminds me of a story my buddy told me recently... he took his 1.5 year old kid to see Bee Movie (yeah, I don't know), and half an hour in the kid puked all over himself, the seat, my buddy, the floor... so my buddy scooped him up and bolted... he got home and his wife said "Where are the kid's shoes?"  So she made him go back to get them.
3494  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie pet peeve on: June 06, 2008, 07:16:02 PM
My internet pet peeve is you.
3495  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie pet peeve on: June 06, 2008, 07:09:29 PM
I dunno... sometimes there is something to be said for stylishness... in some movies it works to have a shotgun blow someone across the room.  But yeah.
3496  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie pet peeve on: June 06, 2008, 06:20:21 PM
Why is it that when someone is standing in front of glass and gets shot in the head, it always splatters blood and gore on the glass, yet somehow the bullet that delivered all of this energy doesn't shatter the glass?  I could even go for a bullet hole if I were pressed.  I'm pretty sure bullets don't stop the second they get to the opposite side of a head.

3497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing the BF:BC Demo? on: June 05, 2008, 10:44:37 PM
I will download this when I get home... if someone sees me on when they are in a fun game, shoot me an invite.
3498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect PC... Impressions? on: June 05, 2008, 08:35:39 PM
I much, much, much prefer this style of RPG to the Oblivion style of RPG.  I want a nice, focused story without too much futzing around.

As for 360 vs. PC, I had lockups on the 360 version as well as a couple on the PC version... so pick yer poison, I guess.
3499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Map Pack for the PC coming June 5th on: June 05, 2008, 08:24:23 PM
I've found I prefer 24 or less... 16 is often good...

No Harkonis is always good.
3500  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is always one on: June 05, 2008, 08:20:13 PM
You obviously don't teach paragraph structure.
3501  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 05, 2008, 03:22:18 AM
Fuck that, they earned it.

Go Wings!
3502  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So Here's The Game on: June 04, 2008, 10:59:01 PM
http://www.rll.com.lb/

Radio Liban Libre
Lebanese 24/7 Radio with News from Lebanon, Variety Arabic music.
3503  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 04, 2008, 10:19:35 PM
I hope he didn't!

I was looking at those stats earlier and was impressed with Lidstrom, then I saw Whitney's total... man. I get tired just thinking about that.
3504  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Interesting explosion near work last night from lightning on: June 04, 2008, 09:04:14 PM
Holy shit.
3505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Map Pack for the PC coming June 5th on: June 04, 2008, 08:10:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 04, 2008, 04:31:00 PM

it's out now.  To think I almost bought the 360 version for the new maps....

I took a quick look for it at lunch, but didn't see it... how do I go about downloading it?
3506  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 04, 2008, 07:56:48 PM

Quote from: The Meal on June 04, 2008, 05:59:16 PM

It's never inappropriate to bitch about the NBC camera angles (HD or otherwise).  I can't gripe too much about the rest of their broadcast, though, as G3 is the only NBC broadcast I got to actually sit and watch (we watched G4 in a sportsbar, and attended G5).

I could easily see this going the distance -- a hot goaltender is the ultimate trump card this time of year.  Will be interesting to see if Fleury isn't the most worn-out player on the ice come G6.  Us non-goaltending watchers of the sport don't realize just how much energy a netminder expends in a game like that.

I'm with you on wanting it over in G6, however.  We're camping/rafting this weekend, so we wouldn't be able to watch G7 until getting back in town on Sunday night (and if it goes to OT, no guarantees that it'd be recorded on our DVR).

I just realized the game is on Saturday, not Friday... I should be able to watch it if it comes to that.

I was really quite happy with the coverage on Vs.  Good picture, etc.  Stupid NBC... I wouldn't mind the camera angles all that much if they could get their huge network into our HD lineup... boggles the mind.

Yeah, Fleury definitely had to work his ass off to post that win on Monday. Hopefully he's dead on his feet tonight. smile
3507  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 04, 2008, 05:31:24 PM
Can I also bitch one final time about having to watch these last few games (and tonight's) on NBC, which I don't get in HD?  Every time someone really nails the puck I can't see it.  Ugh.
3508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Map Pack for the PC coming June 5th on: June 04, 2008, 05:29:38 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on June 04, 2008, 01:43:38 AM

Quote from: kratz on June 03, 2008, 10:35:41 PM

Weird... I honestly don't think I've ever seen (or at least not noticed) that... and I've shot lots and lots of people in COD4 who didn't die. smile

It's not actually that popular a perk. I usually see it on the shotgun wielding grenade-spam/martyrdom fanatics and pretty much nobody else. And I don't see too many of them since I never play Headquarters Tongue

The main players I have trouble with the the ones who play nothing but COD4 for 5 hours a day and kick the living shit out of me.  They need matchmaking based on how many hours you have played, or rank, or some shit...
3509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect PC... Impressions? on: June 04, 2008, 05:01:50 PM

Quote from: Hemlock Bones on June 04, 2008, 03:36:59 PM

... why I'm carrying guns I'm not qualified for.

Because sometimes your qualified weapon overheats and you need to shoot someone.
3510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good morning! What the hell is this? on: June 04, 2008, 04:56:45 PM
That thing is awesome.  And creepy as shit.
3511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 04, 2008, 04:49:53 PM
I can't believe I read that whole thing.  Good story though.  I know what you mean about having that sinking realization that it wasn't going to go the way we wanted it to... oh well.  I tried to see you guys in the crowd, but those Wings jersey's don't stick out at the Joe like they do in Denver. smile

Having gone to six, I could actually see this going to seven if Fleury keeps it up, but it's clear which is the better team... I hope they are able to put it away tonight (especially since there is no way I would be able to watch a game 7).  Osgood seems off his step and Fleury is just on fire... the three goals on him are a testament to how well the wings really did play.  Some really impressive goaltending.
3512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Map Pack for the PC coming June 5th on: June 03, 2008, 10:35:41 PM
Weird... I honestly don't think I've ever seen (or at least not noticed) that... and I've shot lots and lots of people in COD4 who didn't die. smile
3513  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 03, 2008, 09:20:02 PM
Is Gonchar supposed to be out for tomorrow?
3514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Map Pack for the PC coming June 5th on: June 03, 2008, 07:12:38 PM
That's.... not very descriptive... I don't know that I've seen a red cross... it gives you more health?
3515  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Pic] Holy crap! (very sad and not for the squeamish) on: June 03, 2008, 07:04:58 PM
It's fucked up to think that someone in that picture is dying.
3516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 03, 2008, 07:03:25 PM

Quote from: LordMortis on June 03, 2008, 06:04:49 PM

I'd think the experience factor helped (but not enough) during the distance of the game.  But even healthy 35 year bones and muscles don't bounce back from four hours of intense work out in 48 hours.  We're going to look much more tired than you on Wednesday.  We will just get our cup on a home game is all.  smile

Experience isn't going to stop a goaltender when he's on fire.

Also, I didn't realize you were actually on the team.
3517  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 03, 2008, 05:37:26 PM

Quote from: msteelers on June 03, 2008, 05:18:29 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on June 03, 2008, 03:51:31 PM

I'm wondering how the long game 5 will affect Game 6. Will the younger players of the Pens bounce back quicker? Will the experience of the Red Wings give them a clear advantage? Or will both teams be exhausted and the goalies take over?

Yeah, I don't know... the young guys on the Pens definitely seemed gassed a lot sooner than the 'old' guys on the Red Wings.  You watch Lidstrom, there's a guy who knows how to not waste energy... his movement all seems so laid back, but he's always where he needs to be, and always making the play he needs to make.  It doesn't ever seem like he gets wound up or flails around.  The Penguins really seemed to dig deep to pull out the energy there at the end, whereas the Wings didn't seem particularly phased by the length of the game... fat lot of good it did them. smile
3518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect PC... Impressions? on: June 03, 2008, 05:25:14 PM
Eightball... the Mako... I dunno... I actually *liked* the way it controlled on the 360 version... if I panned, I just automatically moved the driving stick to compensate and it felt natural to me, as it was just like controlling a player in most 3rd person games (e.g. GTA).  On the PC it's a little weird because the Mako drives like a tank in that it doesn't turn the front wheels to turn, it drives the opposite wheels from the direction of the turn, so it can be frustrating to get straightened out if you are moving slowly, and it seems like it is always swinging back and forth for me.

That said, I think the game overall is much better on the PC.
3519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Map Pack for the PC coming June 5th on: June 03, 2008, 05:21:31 PM
Which one is Juggernaut?

The PC version totally rules the 360 version... I still pretty much suck most of the time, but it's damn fun.  Some new maps will be extremely welcome.
3520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 03, 2008, 05:07:20 AM
Hey, that's what I said... first... :p
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