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11041  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 (360) daytime players -Forza as well ;) on: April 23, 2008, 03:20:27 PM
Hmmm my vote choice seems to have changed.
11042  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Metal Gear Online beta thread on: April 23, 2008, 03:19:49 PM
My game id is leo8877_gt
11043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero IV rumors on: April 23, 2008, 03:06:21 PM
I agree with most folks here that the Activision instrument BS was lame, and GH3 was unreasonably difficult.  We're only the vocal, forum-visiting minority though.  GH:Aerosmith and GH:IV will still sell like hot-cakes.
11044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward punks Activition for the CoD series on: April 23, 2008, 03:00:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2008, 02:57:53 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 23, 2008, 12:40:08 PM

Ridah gets punked by Infinity Ward and Activision

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=134068

Quote
Activision has rubbished rumours that Infinity Ward has moved to take control of the entire Call of Duty series.

A spokesperson for the publisher told Eurogamer it was a total fabrication, and that Treyarch and Infinity Ward would still alternately create instalments in the shooter series.

he's not the only one who got punked  Tongue

Hehe
11045  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burger King Marketing on: April 23, 2008, 02:59:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 23, 2008, 12:27:53 PM

I assume he's talking about the new ones with "robot King".

Yeah I will admit I saw one of these ads before I made this post.
11046  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix to charge more for Blu Ray rentals on: April 23, 2008, 02:56:54 PM
I'd love to lower my monthly allotment to accomodate, but I am already at 2 per month =\
11047  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burger King Marketing on: April 23, 2008, 05:08:18 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2008, 04:53:23 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 23, 2008, 04:50:03 AM

WTF?  Who approves this sh*t?

the same people who approve your posts?  Tongue

(I think you left something out... maybe a link? an image?)

Nope, I'm talking about all of them.....what suits think they are a good idea?
11048  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Burger King Marketing on: April 23, 2008, 04:50:03 AM
WTF?  Who approves this sh*t?
11049  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 04:38:31 AM
GREAT game and GREAT series!!!!!
11050  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 04:35:42 AM
SO CLOSE
11051  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 04:32:54 AM
DAMMIT HE MISSED
11052  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 04:31:34 AM
WHy haven't the Sharks been playing like this all series?
11053  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 04:27:34 AM
Nail biter!!
11054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 04:06:43 AM
Ok wth Flames?  Sticks to the face??
11055  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 03:44:51 AM
Woo what a period....not over yet though!
11056  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 02:33:25 AM
UGGH what's with Iginla's leg?  It scores more goals than he does.
11057  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2008, 02:28:12 AM
GOAL!!!
11058  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix to charge more for Blu Ray rentals on: April 23, 2008, 01:31:50 AM
BLEEEEEEEECH!
11059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's up with XBL? on: April 23, 2008, 12:11:50 AM
I'm having serious issues staying connected to XBL, but nothing else in my home is having problems...are you guys seeing this too?
11060  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 22, 2008, 11:23:03 PM
Hell of a lucky bounce for Washington there.
11061  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 22, 2008, 08:53:21 PM
Sweet jesus man!  Are you trying to give me a heart-heart attack!
11062  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero IV rumors on: April 22, 2008, 08:50:07 PM
Competition is good....plus these music games are fun!!
11063  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Metal Gear Online beta thread on: April 22, 2008, 05:33:36 PM
There's a new, seperate registration on the konami ID site now for Metal Gear Beta.  I can't believe they make you come up with a game ID and PW and a Konami ID and PW.  Lame!
11064  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 22, 2008, 05:25:13 PM

Quote from: stessier on April 22, 2008, 05:22:52 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 21, 2008, 09:29:11 PM

I'm 6'2" 185, so I don't necessarily burn through shoes fast.

Not to burst your bubble, but your stats would put you in the "Clydesdale" division of the marathons I've run.  You're not big, but for a runner, you're huge!   icon_eek icon_lol

 crybaby
11065  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward punks Activition for the CoD series on: April 22, 2008, 12:20:46 PM
Huzzah!
11066  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread (GTAIV) on: April 22, 2008, 04:25:36 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 22, 2008, 12:29:33 AM

Quote from: CSL on April 21, 2008, 10:11:46 PM

Now admit it - who else is going to try and get a midnight opening for this?

I'd consider it, but I pre-ordered at the location by my office which is too far away for me to be bothered. I'll pick it up at lunch tuesday and may forget to return to work afterwards.

No midnight opening for me.  I'll just go to BB the next day and grab it at 10 am.
11067  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 22, 2008, 04:17:44 AM
Thanks all for the responses!!
11068  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - newbie questions on: April 22, 2008, 03:20:10 AM

Quote from: Ridah on April 22, 2008, 02:45:39 AM

This game makes me fantasize about playing drums in a band IRL, but the only reason I'd want to be in a band is to get laid more and drummers are all the way in the back FTL.

LOL!!!
11069  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 10:18:13 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on April 21, 2008, 10:16:02 PM

sounds like shin splints

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periostitis

read the causes section.  because your tall, i'm guessing your taking longer strides landing on your heel pretty hard.  or maybe its running on concrete.  i used to get this all the time from running on hard surfaces.

even the elliptical hurts?  you might want to take it easy before you make things real bad.

The elliptical doesn't hurt at all, it's only running.  I thought some form of shin splints too, just trying to figure out how to make it easy on the ol' body slywink
11070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 09:57:32 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 21, 2008, 09:37:50 PM

What did you base your decision on when buying the shoes?  I find it best to go to a good running store where the people can either watch you run and make a determination on which shoes you should buy or look at some of your older shoe's soles and make that determination that way.  Just having new shoes isn't enough, but instead having the right shoes for the way you run.

I went to a running specialty shop and had the person there measure me up and watch my walk/run stride to fit me to a specific pair o' shoes.
11071  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 09:29:11 PM

Quote from: warning on April 21, 2008, 09:23:49 PM

How many miles have you run in your current pair of shoes?  I ask because I had almost the exact same thing (slap-slap-slap) with my old shoes.  I'm a big dude so my shoes don't last very long before I need to replace them.

Also, have you tried running on a treadmill?  I'm wondering if that would make the problem worse or better.

The shoes are basically brand new.  I've had them for about 2 weeks.  I'm 6'2" 185, so I don't necessarily burn through shoes fast.

I don't use a treadmill, if I am at the gym I use other machines.  Running is something that I'd like to do when I don't feel like going to the gym and to use others muscles that handle the impact better.
11072  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GTA IV deals....? on: April 21, 2008, 09:22:39 PM
Yeah much like Halo, I think it will be impossible to not find a copy of this come launch day.
11073  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 08:35:52 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on April 21, 2008, 08:31:34 PM

If you're still relatively new to running, this is almost certainly due to your legs just not being in "shape" yet.  I can't imagine it has anything to do with landing on your heels, in fact I can't think of a way to run that doesn't involve landing on your heels. 

Basically, as you're running you're pulling your toes up as your foot hits the ground by flexing the muscles on the front of your shin.  If you don't, then the sole of your shoe smacks flat on the ground.  Talk about a momentum-killer.  You always do this when you walk, but I suspect some people exaggerate this when they run.  Those muscles on the front of your shin just aren't use to the effort.  Warming them up for 10-15 minutes will help a lot, which is probably why the pain goes away.

I'll side with others here and say warm up those shin muscles as well as you can, and just bear with it for awhile.  Eventually they'll strengthen and the pain will vanish.  This is just like shin splints, where the bone takes awhile to heal and strengthen, then it's never a problem again.

Unless I'm totally wrong, in which case you'll probably be crippled.  icon_wink

There's another thing, I do notice a very pronounced slapping when my feet hit the ground.  It's like heel - > slap - > ouch!

I do pull up on my toes though when I run, I can feel those muscles isolated and in pain lol.

If I sprint, this doesn't happen, I'm not ever on my heels.  (say, playing softball and running the bases, or going after a fly ball).  If I try and run though, it's like I lose all athletic ability and can't do it right.
11074  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 08:23:38 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 21, 2008, 08:22:01 PM

If this is your first time running, I'm guessing you're just pushing yourself too much too early.  It takes a bit of time for a body to get used to the extra impact of running on the bones and joints than you get from a bike or elliptical.

How far and fast are you running right now?

I had been jogging about a mile or two a few months ago, but with the cold weather I just did the gym instead and stopped running.  Now as I've gone back I find I can barely even get started or my shins kill me.  I can't run real fast with my legs like this, it's more of a jog than anything else and not even a mile because it hurts too bad to continue. 
11075  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 08:09:59 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 21, 2008, 08:06:59 PM

Where'd you get the idea that you're not supposed to land on your heels?  Are you a sprinter?

Well the common theme I've found in running form articles is that landing on your heels; 1) arrests momentum 2) is jarring to the muscles, joints, etc of the legs.  They go on to explain you are supposed to land mid-foot to the balls of your feet, roll forward, and push off your toes.
11076  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 08:04:55 PM
Hmm well maybe I'm using the wrong terminology then.  I guess I should say that I want to start fixing it by not landing on my heels.  From multiple articles that I've read it seems to be a common theme that running on your heels is bad for the body and for momentum.

I got new shoes fitted at a specialty running store, so I figured those were ok.  I can't run real far without them hurting, we're talking minutes, so mileage is not an issue.  I do run on cement, so I bet that is part of the problem, but there's no track close by so I am limited to that.

The pain does not stop when I start to walk, it hurts real bad, esp when my toes curl up, not so much when I point them down.  After 10-15 mins, the pain goes away completely.
11077  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help fixing my running stride on: April 21, 2008, 07:51:38 PM
Hey all, I've recently been trying to run to compliment using the stationary bike at the gym and the elliptical machine, but my shins hurt so bad it's crazy. 

I've narrowed it down to the fact that I land on my heels.  I land on them when I walk and I land on them when I run or jog and it's bad bad bad.

Problem is, no matter what articles I've read of videos I watch, I still can't break the habit.

Are there any runners out there that have any tips for breaking the habit of landing on your heels?

Thanks!
11078  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Help me become 1337 at COD4 multi on: April 21, 2008, 07:13:31 PM
It took me quite a bit to get used to console controls.  It's still not as precise as Mouse and Keyboard, but I can hold my own now.
11079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: General Grand Theft Auto IV Thread (GTAIV) on: April 21, 2008, 07:12:16 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on April 21, 2008, 07:06:37 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM

How's this for nature's cruelty?

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

 

Try leaving for your wedding on the 29th, then going on your honeymoon, and not returning to your 360 until mid-May.  mad

Uh, I mean:  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

LOL!
11080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - newbie questions on: April 21, 2008, 07:11:22 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 21, 2008, 07:08:22 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 21, 2008, 06:58:13 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 21, 2008, 06:42:39 PM

Def keep your foot pressed down on the pedal.  Instead of lifting your toes up, lift your whole foot with your quads and press down.  You only need to do it about halfway to register.

I don't play with the pedal pressed down, but that's just me.  I rest the ball of my foot lightly on the pedal (pedal is all the way up), keep my heel off the floor, and "bounce" the ball of my foot up and down using the quads.   You can get away with playing heel-down on the easy levels, but the double and triple kicks in Expert will wear you out in a hurry.   If you've never drummed before, your legs are going to scream at you until they get used to the movements.

I think leo8877 is also recommending heel-up playing.  What he means by keeping your foot down is that you should keep it pressed down in-between notes.  You wear yourself out a lot faster if you hold your leg hovering at the ready for the next bass hit instead of resting it in the depressed position.

Ridah what are you sitting on when you play drums?  If your knee is at an odd angle it can really add to the fatigue.

Yeah I keep my foot down between notes.  It's resting and the pedal is depressed when there's no double bass note.  My knee is at a 90 degree angle and I just barely lift up my leg when I need to hit notes.  I don't play drums on higher difficulty though, so maybe you guys have to do it diff.
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