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11041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 20, 2008, 03:07:38 PM
HOLY SHIT that music store RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT:  They're also adding some other fixes, but MOST notably:  Faster loading of DLC -- Songs are cached for a one time wait.

Chaz you guys are amazing!!!
11042  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: R6:V2 $39.99 at Fry's B & M on: March 20, 2008, 03:04:34 AM
BB price matched without issue.
11043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hot Shots Golf: OOB impressions? on: March 20, 2008, 03:04:08 AM
Local BB didn't even have this in stock.
11044  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: March 20, 2008, 01:05:35 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2008, 12:42:00 AM

he should so Super Smash Bros Brawl next  icon_twisted

Ha, I thought that was funny too.
11045  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / COD4 Map Pack - April 3rd on: March 19, 2008, 11:59:26 PM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/c/callofduty4/mappack.htm

Some screenies of the maps after the jump.

Quote
Map Details

The Variety Map Pack includes four new multiplayer maps. "Creek" is a wide-open village ravaged by combat where concealment is the difference between life and death. In "Broadcast," fight throughout an enemy communications building with confined corridors and wide-open parking lots. "Chinatown" is a foggy downtown district, lit only by a full moon and the neon glow of the city. "Killhouse" features a desolate training warehouse filled with a variety of building mock-ups and soft and hard cover points.
11046  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: March 19, 2008, 10:48:23 PM
Good one this week!  icon_biggrin
11047  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans on: March 19, 2008, 08:47:41 PM
No Kate = BOO
11048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 19, 2008, 05:12:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 19, 2008, 04:54:09 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 19, 2008, 04:49:06 PM

- Is there a way to have your guys follow you?  Or do you have to tell them where to go always?

Hitting down on the d-pad tells them to follow you or hold position.  I usually leave the guys on assault and as far as I can tell there's no real 'silent' option.

Sweet, thanks CeeKay!
11049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / BB giving $50 gift card to Xbox HD-DVD Adopters on: March 19, 2008, 04:51:58 PM
Restrictions apply (from Joystiq)

Quote
Mega-chain Best Buy is sending $50 gift cards to customers who bought HD DVD players or attachments from its US stores prior to Feb. 23 (coincidentally, for our readership, the date Microsoft declared the format dead to the company). CNN reports most customers won't have to do a thing to receive the card as they'll be identified through the Reward Zone program, service plans or online purchases. If you're a customer who won't be identified in this manner, just grab a receipt (you do keep those, right?) or provide your credit card info to the company for proof of purchase. Gift cards will be sent out by May 1.

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/03/19/best-buy-giving-50-gift-cards-to-hd-dvd-adopters/
11050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 19, 2008, 04:49:06 PM
Hey guys, as I am playing through the first one I have some questions.

- Is there a way to have your guys follow you?  Or do you have to tell them where to go always?

- Do you guys normally put them on infiltrate, or do you let them go on assault and have all the fun?

- Is the gameplay idea that you set them up tactically and then take out the bad guys silently?

Thanks!
11051  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using a Safety, Straight, or Electric razor? on: March 19, 2008, 04:04:07 PM

Quote from: Canuck on March 19, 2008, 03:57:16 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on March 19, 2008, 02:54:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 19, 2008, 05:11:39 AM

I use the Gillette Fusion and it blows the Mach 3 out of the water.

I agree, been using the new brand for awhile now.

I have no issues using water to tap out and clean while using the razor. I replace the blade every 3 shaves.

Jesus I don't know what a Gillette Fusion costs but if it's anything like a Mach 3 then that must cost a fortune!!!  I use Mach 3 and I replace my razor every....3 weeks, or maybe more.  I don't shave every day but usually I do.

It does cost a fortune.  I think because of this I grew a beard smile
11052  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using a Safety, Straight, or Electric razor? on: March 19, 2008, 03:55:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 19, 2008, 05:32:49 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 19, 2008, 05:11:39 AM

I use the Gillette Fusion and it blows the Mach 3 out of the water.

have you had any issues with it clogging up between all the blades halfway through the shave?  maybe it's just that the water pressure for the faucet in the bathroom sink sucks but it's a pain to rinse out, even if I put it under the bathtub spigot.

Nah, I haven't had issues with the blades getting clogged.  I used the Mach 3 for years and after one use of the Fusion I was sold on it really.
11053  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: R6:V2 $39.99 at Fry's B & M on: March 19, 2008, 03:44:23 PM
Word from CAG is that this ad is being reprinted today.  I'm going to see if I can find a paper and just PM this at BB or something.
11054  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: March 19, 2008, 03:41:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 19, 2008, 12:26:52 PM

The real question is is there anyway MGS4 lives up to the anticipation?

Is there any way it can?  It'll probably play the Halo game, where reviewers give it inflated scores even though it's not that good.  Millions of people buy it and enjoy it regardless, but it's no COD4.
11055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finished Half-Life 2 on the 360 this weekend on: March 19, 2008, 03:34:33 PM
Having played all of these on the PC, I think that HL2 Vanilla is the worse one of the series.  HL1 is my absolute fav.  Black Mesa is the best game location ever.  Yes, Zen world sucked, but Black Mesa rules.  HL2 was dull and boring for me.  But Ep1 and especially Ep2 are amazing.
11056  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using a Safety, Straight, or Electric razor? on: March 19, 2008, 05:11:39 AM
I use the Gillette Fusion and it blows the Mach 3 out of the water.
11057  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another Child Actor Goes Bad on: March 19, 2008, 04:04:37 AM
Oh noes smoking!  CALLING ALL CARS!!!!
11058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 19, 2008, 03:58:04 AM
Well I never played through the first R6V, so I decided I am just going to play that instead.
11059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 18, 2008, 09:43:33 PM
Hey Hark,  is the SP campaign fun?
11060  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Mario Kart Confirmed for April 27th on: March 18, 2008, 03:40:38 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 18, 2008, 03:32:39 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 18, 2008, 03:05:24 PM

Snaking confirmed as NOT being in the Wii version of Mario Kart.

Which automatically makes it better than the DS version.

I haven't played since the Cube version a while back, but I rather liked the snaking business.
11061  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Firefox or IE? on: March 18, 2008, 03:20:14 PM
I use both.
11062  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Mario Kart Confirmed for April 27th on: March 18, 2008, 03:05:24 PM
Snaking confirmed as NOT being in the Wii version of Mario Kart.
11063  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: March 18, 2008, 06:20:23 AM
Looks amazing!
11064  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 18, 2008, 02:50:23 AM
I'm getting a sinking feeling the forum effect is going to snag me on this!
11065  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Capcom Digital Day Coverage on: March 18, 2008, 02:19:31 AM
I'm def in for Bionic Commando and SF2.
11066  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Store Coming Soon Rumors on: March 18, 2008, 02:11:38 AM

Quote from: ATB on March 18, 2008, 01:29:09 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 18, 2008, 01:27:40 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on March 18, 2008, 01:18:53 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 18, 2008, 12:21:39 AM

Hopefully they'll put in the 'analog controls optional' enhancement to Lair. biggrin

there's actually a very good possibility that they will be...

Would be nice if they just release that as a patch and not a pay DLC.  Then I can pick up Lair on the cheap at Amazon and get analog controls without having to pay extra for them.

Especially since, you know, the game sucked.

From what I hear, the controls were the problem.  You fix the controls you fix the game. 
11067  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Store Coming Soon Rumors on: March 18, 2008, 01:27:40 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on March 18, 2008, 01:18:53 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 18, 2008, 12:21:39 AM

Hopefully they'll put in the 'analog controls optional' enhancement to Lair. biggrin

there's actually a very good possibility that they will be...

Would be nice if they just release that as a patch and not a pay DLC.  Then I can pick up Lair on the cheap at Amazon and get analog controls without having to pay extra for them.
11068  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: March 18, 2008, 01:26:46 AM

Quote from: ATB on March 18, 2008, 01:21:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 18, 2008, 01:00:06 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on March 17, 2008, 10:49:45 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 17, 2008, 09:04:04 PM

I must be on crack. I'm considering a PS3 to get this game.

mgs4 = system-seller?!...

 nod

why buy it for the PS3 when it's coming out for the 360 too?  slywink

Yeah. I know.  It doesn't make sense. But I want High Definition Movies SO BAD.

Wait a minute. No I don't.

Huh. Guess I'm out.

That's ok, I'll let you know how it goes.
11069  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSN Store Coming Soon Rumors on: March 17, 2008, 09:00:21 PM
Rumored PSN Store coming soon stuff....from Kotaku:

http://kotaku.com/368857/rumored-playstation-store-release-list-shows-home-ratchet-quest-for-booty-due-in-july

Some bigger name stuff on there, but holy shit yeah Pixel Junk Monsters Expansion!!! Please be true!!!
11070  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: March 17, 2008, 07:10:42 PM
Man I watched all the videos for MGS4 they have on on the PSN store and this outing looks to be twice as weird as any of the other games.  I mean I'm still in but wtf is the writer smoking when he pens this stuff?
11071  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / R6:V2 $39.99 at Fry's B & M on: March 17, 2008, 02:18:38 PM
Hey all, CAG is reporting that at least some Fry's will have R6:V2 for sale on 3/20/2008 for $39.99.  YMMV

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175928


EDIT:  Also 53.99 at Buy.com with free shipping:

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206575624&adid=17070&dcaid=17070#
11072  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Site for tracking number of units sold on: March 17, 2008, 02:02:14 PM
Hey all, I am curious if there's a site that tracks the number of software units sold...does anything like that exist?

11073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 17, 2008, 02:01:29 PM
Really?  I never heard that about Starcraft.
11074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/17) on: March 17, 2008, 02:00:42 PM
How come there's no demo for hot shots golf?  I want to try this out first.

Vegas looks good, but I think I'll wait until I can find it on sale.  I don't really want to play the MP, sounds too tactical for my tastes. 
11075  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy St. Patty's Day!!! on: March 17, 2008, 12:24:50 PM
When I was in college at Chico I was already in line for the bars to open.  Now I'm just eating breakfast before work! 

/shakes fist
11076  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 17, 2008, 12:15:28 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 16, 2008, 11:04:39 PM

I've played Gimme Shelter a couple times in solo tour (guitar), but for some reason it won't register on the leaderboards.  Still says I haven't played it.  Strange...

I don't suppose there's any way to correct that, is there?

Depending on your score, if you don't score high enough you won't register on the site.  Otherwise I've found it takes quite some time for the scores to update correctly.
11077  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 17, 2008, 12:13:43 AM
Why can't you get a new pedal now?  What's changed?
11078  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: March 16, 2008, 07:19:05 PM
Ok I just finished this and I can say that, without a doubt, this is the finest game that I have ever played.  The story, the graphics, the acting, all of it.  This blows every other game I've played out of the water.  I can't wait to see what the sequel holds. 

EDIT:  Also, I thought I was going nuts with the treasure searching and I only found 49!
11079  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dallas considers shutting off red light cams, since they're working too well on: March 16, 2008, 04:04:19 PM
WTF is right. 
11080  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else have this problem with the iPod nano on: March 15, 2008, 07:59:50 PM
I have one of those tall, thin nanos and I don't have that issue.
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