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11201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Incredible Hulk on: March 13, 2008, 02:58:47 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 13, 2008, 02:49:41 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 13, 2008, 05:51:10 AM

I liked the first Hulk, was I the only one?

You're not the only one, and I don't really understand the hate.  Want to car-pool to the "re-education seminar"?  slywink

 nod
11202  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Get Back in the Game, You Rabble on: March 13, 2008, 02:21:10 PM
Here's an article from gamespot on the new COD4 maps...

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/callofduty4modernwarfare/news.html?sid=6187656&tag=topslot;title;1&om_act=convert&om_clk=topslot
11203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Condemned 2 impressions on: March 13, 2008, 02:16:36 PM
The trailer for this was creepy as shit. 
11204  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: You're Coming for me, Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: March 13, 2008, 02:14:45 PM
First off, I told you to turn off voice coms! slywink

Secondly, about the M-16; I personally think it is one of the more difficult weapons to use, because if you don't aim just right your burst hits them in a non-lethal spot and they just turn and kill you.  I used the M-16 exclusively until I got the G63C (may have mixed the name there) and I like having the auto matic more for my spray and pray sessions.
11205  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Incredible Hulk on: March 13, 2008, 05:51:10 AM
I liked the first Hulk, was I the only one?
11206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New PS3 Firmware 2.17 on: March 13, 2008, 05:45:46 AM
Told me to download it....it's downloading now...I am not quite sure what it does yet, though.

EDIT:  Doesn't seem to be a readme attached, is that normal? 
11207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Incredible Hulk on: March 13, 2008, 12:30:19 AM
I'll go see it but it doesn't look like anything special.
11208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 12, 2008, 09:49:31 PM
This looks cool, but I think I'm gonna wait for a price drop. 

How is the SP portion of these games supposed to be?
11209  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tax Time on: March 12, 2008, 08:11:51 PM
Huge refund this year!  Too bad it's going to go to property taxes....
11210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Mario Kart Confirmed for April 27th on: March 12, 2008, 06:25:17 PM
Surprising for Nintendo to release two big games so close to each other. 
11211  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: March 12, 2008, 06:24:30 PM
Hah, great one this week.
11212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is our neighbour white trash? on: March 12, 2008, 06:22:13 PM
That doesn't seem so bad....I was expecting much worse when I clicked on the pic.
11213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 12, 2008, 04:49:29 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on March 12, 2008, 04:42:17 PM

Regardless of where the ideas were stolen from, I watched the movie and thought it was great.  Love some of the zerg units and the animations look great.  Big battles are a total mess, but maybe it's supposed to be that way. 

I am curious how far Blizzard will take the A.I. as far as smart auto-targetting goes.  Will a player be able to drag select 50 different units and hit 'A', click on an area where the bad guys are, and have each unit type smart-target their best rock-paper-scissor opponent, or will they intentionally leave it to the micro-manager to handle all those duties?

Do we know yet if special powers will all be auto-castable with some semblance of intelligence, or will they intentially leave that stuff out so the micro-manager can flex his e-peen cause of his mad micro-skillz?



I was always under the impression that Starcraft was more for the e-peen flexers with regards to micro management. 
11214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 12, 2008, 04:16:46 PM
That intro on CCC was real hard for me....and I was only playing on Hard mode.
11215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tings looking good bowy!!!! on: March 12, 2008, 03:31:09 PM
But they lost 38 million dollars this Q. 
11216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wall-E on: March 12, 2008, 03:10:12 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 12, 2008, 01:25:46 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 12, 2008, 01:14:14 PM

Yeah, I can't say as anything seems "missing" from the trailer- from the looks of it Wall-E has the potential to be my favorite Pixar movie. 
Preach for us brother Kevin, PREACH THE WORD!!!

AMEN!
11217  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wall-E on: March 12, 2008, 04:12:50 AM
Holy crap....new trailer out today

http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/walle/

This has sky rocketed on my interest meter.  This looks absolutely AMAZING!
11218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 11, 2008, 11:40:05 PM
And here's the reveal trailer in direct feed:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/31706.html
11219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 11, 2008, 10:57:21 PM
http://ve3d.ign.com/videos/23315/Xbox-360/Viking-Battle-for-Asgard

I know some peeps were looking forward to this.
11220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock 2 Officially Announced on: March 11, 2008, 08:43:59 PM
Yeah I am interested in hearing what the story will be.  I absolutely loved Bioshock.  I played through it twice, in fact!  More is a good thing....as long as they do it right!!
11221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bioshock 2 Officially Announced on: March 11, 2008, 08:40:10 PM
From Kotaku:

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Take-Two Interactive announced today that BioShock 2 was officially in the works, under the development wing of the recently formed 2K Marin. The sequel to the Xbox 360 and PC shooter is planned for a fourth-quarter fiscal 2009 release date. Take-Two's fiscal year matches the calendar year, so expect it to hit unspecified platforms before the '09 holidays.

Take-Two also noted that the original BioShock has 2 million unit sales under its belt since its August '07 release.
11222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alpha Protocol, a spy RPG from Obsidian on: March 11, 2008, 05:27:17 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 11, 2008, 05:25:02 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 11, 2008, 05:22:20 PM

Quote from: Laner on March 11, 2008, 04:40:13 PM

Sounds very cool... I've always wanted a Cold War-era spy RPG, and this sounds like the next best thing, assuming Obsidian can pull it off.

I just wish Monolith would go back to No One Lives Forever.

Yeah,  I can't say that I thought either Condemned or FEAR held a candle to NOLF series, AVP 2, or Tron 2.0.  I don't know if they lost some key talent along the way but while their core game mechanics are still solid they seem to have lost a lot of the inventive level design and great writing that characterized so much of their output. 

Man I really liked AVP2!
11223  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York tied to prostitution ring on: March 11, 2008, 04:35:03 PM
ZOMG Breaking news at CNN! slywink

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A top legislative staffer says N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is linked to a prostitution ring, is holding transition meetings
11224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 11, 2008, 03:47:54 PM
9 min Zerg vid from ve3d.com

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/37324/StarCraft-2-Nine-Minute-High-Definition-Zerg-Gameplay-Movie
11225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 11, 2008, 03:43:21 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on March 11, 2008, 03:36:04 PM

The rock band forums are depressing to read. Every other thread is people whining about the crappiness of the DLC.

That's something I just dont' understand. We could have DLC at the frequency of Guitar Hero. That would suck. Or we could have no DLC whatsoever. That would be horrible. Even if I don't like every song in the game, I just don't see the point in complaining.

Because people are douches and so miserable with their lives that they must complain about anything.  I mean here's a game that has blown away all previous standards for DLC and they still bitch.  It's like WoW!!!
11226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 11, 2008, 03:20:40 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 11, 2008, 03:18:22 PM

Is that paramore song the one on the radio? I like that song-is it going to stay .99c forever or is it just a 1 week promotion?

It's on the radio out here in SF for sure.  Dunno how long the pricing lasts.  The last time songs were .99 I think it was only for a couple weeks.
11227  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York tied to prostitution ring on: March 11, 2008, 03:19:06 PM
What a retard..."Mr Clean" huh?  LOL he should be fired.
11228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: March 11, 2008, 02:19:08 PM
My god man, this game is too good.  I'm about 70% through now and this game is the complete package!!! What an absolutely amazing ride this is.  A truly cinematic gaming experience. 
11229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 11, 2008, 02:15:52 PM
I think the Starcraft2.com site also has a "the history so far part 1" read-up. 

Yup, here it is:

http://starcraft2.com/features/storysofar.xml
11230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix and Bluray on: March 11, 2008, 02:14:51 PM
I'm new to the Blu Ray thing, but I was able to get No Country for Old Men shipped to me on release day.  I see that BR movies in my queue tend to be short waits, but I suspect part of the going BR exclusive means that more stock will be acquired and wait times will greatly diminish.  No more splitting dollars between two competing formats now.
11231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alpha Protocol, a spy RPG from Obsidian on: March 11, 2008, 02:11:39 PM
Sounds cool!
11232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 11, 2008, 02:38:28 AM
Ok the official site is starting to get updated now, woo!

http://www.starcraft2.com/features/zerg/main.xml


11233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 11, 2008, 01:14:39 AM
For $3 for all of them, I'll probably get them all.
11234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 10, 2008, 11:51:35 PM
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Here are the songs for DLC this week (3/11)

All songs are $.99 (80 Microsoft Points).


"Shockwave" by Black Tide (Master)


"Crushcrushcrush" by Paramore (Master)


"Beethoven's C***" by Serj Tankian (Master)


Enjoy!


DLC credits will be made available here upon release.

Check back Tuesday at rockband.com/life for the DLC blog, too!
11235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 10, 2008, 10:08:41 PM
More info from ve3d.com

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Unit Info & In-Game Unit Models

    Baneling

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: The Baneling acts as a rolling bomb that explodes on contact with an enemy unit or building. Groups of Banelings can quickly cut a swath through enemy infantry and even take down structures when fielded en masse. Banelings can be morphed from Zerglings.

    Corruptor

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: The Corruptor is the Zergís dedicated air-to-air unit. Corruptors donít immediately destroy their targets. Instead, the targeted enemy becomes corrupted, becoming a stationary turret that fires at other nearby enemies. In this way, Corruptors can quickly overcome large groups of enemy fliers, turning them against one another.

    Drone

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic

    Description: The Drone is the Zergís worker unit, used to gather resources such as minerals or Vespene gas. They are also used to morph into various Zerg structures.

    Hydralisk (Further Info)

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic

    Description: As in the original StarCraft, Hydralisks serve as basic foot soldiers for the Zerg, with the ability to shoot at ground or airborne targets. Hydralisks can also morph into Lurker units.

    Infested Marine

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic

    Description: The Infested Marine is produced by any enemy structure thatís been afflicted with the Infestation ability. Infested Marines move slowly but act and shoot much like a regular Terran Marine.

    Infestor

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: The Infestor is the primary support unit for the Zerg in StarCraft II. It doesnít possess a direct attack but its unique abilities make it a fearsome sight on the battlefield. Dark Swarm creates a smokescreen for units to hide under, protecting them from ranged attacks. Disease targets a single enemy, giving it a damaging aura that hurts surrounding units. The Infestor also has the Infestation ability, which temporarily infests an enemy structure, causing it to produce Infested Marines. Finally, the Infestor has the ability to move while burrowed, making it useful for sneaking in under enemy base defenses.

    Lurker

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic from StarCraft: Brood War

    Description: Lurkers make a return in StarCraft II. As in StarCraft: Brood War, Lurkers are morphed from Hydralisks and can only attack while burrowed. They can devastate packed groups of infantry as they attack in a line with their subterranean spines.

    Mutalisk (Further Info)

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic

    Description: Mutalisks are the Zergís primary flying unit. As in the original game, they use a special Glaive Wurm attack that bounces twice from its original target, doing damage to up to three units with each shot.

    Nydus Worm

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: The Nydus Worm puts a new twist on the Nydus Canal mechanic from StarCraft II. Nydus Worms can move to create an entry/exit point anywhere on the map, allowing the Zerg army a means to almost instantly funnel ground troops from one side of the map to the other.

    Overlord

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic

    Description: The Overlord is the Zergís basic command and control unit. As in the original game, it is a slow flying unit with no attack, but as your army grows, youíll need to create more Overlords and keep them protected. Whatís new to this unit in StarCraft II are a couple of special abilities. The slime ability allows the Overlord to disable resource nodes and neutral observatories. Overlords can also create a small, temporary patch of creep for the Zerg to build on.

    Overseer

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: Individual Overlords can be upgraded by the player to Overseers, which serve as airborne detector units. Overseers lose the slime and creep abilities of the Overlord, but gain a larger sight radius and give the player the ability to see cloaked and burrowed enemies.

    Queen

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: The original StarCraft had a units called Queens, but the Queen in StarCraft II is so different, that its form and function do not at all resemble the Queens from the original game. The two units merely share a name.

    In StarCraft II, Queens are birthed directly out of the Hatchery, and you can only control one at a time. The Queen is a powerful fighting unit, but more importantly, she orchestrates the defense of Zerg bases by using a number of unique abilities. Queens can create special structures that expand the base of creep, or act as stationary defense turrets.

    Also, as Queens evolve, they can gain new abilities such as Deep Tunnel, which allows the Queen to instantly move to any of your buildings on the map. The Toxic Creep ability makes a small area of creep damaging to enemy ground units standing on it. Swarm Infestation lets the Queen temporarily turn any Zerg building into a defensive turret that shoots at enemies, while Regeneration lets the Queen quickly heal any damaged Zerg structures.

    Roach

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: The Roach is a specialized ground unit with the unique ability to very quickly regenerate damage. Used properly, Roaches can absorb tremendous amounts of damage and can only be killed with concentrated and heavy fire from enemies.

    Swarm Guardian

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: New

    Description: As with the Guardian in the original StarCraft, the Swarm Guardian in StarCraft II is morphed from the Mutalisk, and serves as the Zergís aerial siege weapon. The Swarm Guardian possesses a long-range, air-to-ground attack that hits for a good deal of damage and also spawns small broodlings that can attack for a short period of time.

    Ultralisk

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic

    Description: Arguably the Zergís most intimidating unit, the Ultralisk is back in StarCraft II. Ultralisks can engage and attack multiple ground units in front of it with its scythe-like Kaiser Blades. They also possess a large number of hit points, allowing it to absorb lots of damage as they lead Zerg charges.

    Zergling

    Classic StarCraft unit, or new to StarCraft II?: Classic

    Description: The Zergling is the most basic combat unit for the Zerg faction. Zerglings are fast-moving ground units with a melee attack, and are typically used en-masse. They can be morphed individually into Banelings.
11236  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 10, 2008, 08:41:15 PM
Rock Band is now WoW.  I just saw a post on the Rock Band forums: "If I miss deadlines, I get fired".  It's like patch day for Warcraft LOL. 
11237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 10, 2008, 08:30:27 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 10, 2008, 08:26:57 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 10, 2008, 08:08:09 PM

Bah, they might as well make the game primarily in Korean. Why do they get to see all the new stuff first?

Um, because they bought a lot more copies than Americans did? 

Yeah Starcraft is like the national religion of Korea isn't it?
11238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 10, 2008, 07:44:41 PM
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Sadly, none of us at HMX are enjoying this little hold up either. Rest assured that as soon as we finish smoothing out the last of this announcement hiccup we'll post this week's DLC and everyone can go about their business as usual.

HMXSean. Announcements Fourm. As soon as possible. Honest. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding. We really do appreciate it.
11239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 - Zerg Revealed on: March 10, 2008, 07:43:21 PM

Quote from: Graham on March 10, 2008, 07:23:33 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 10, 2008, 06:20:32 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 10, 2008, 03:22:18 PM

When is Blizzard going to get around to using their cutscene skills to make a full length CGI movie?

That's a damn good question.

Yeah, because we all know how well it worked for Square! slywink

Yeah was thinking that too. 
11240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 10, 2008, 07:39:29 PM
Maybe the DLC is RockBand 2!!!  slywink
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