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1841  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Wanderers & Warhammer Online on: September 19, 2008, 01:49:03 PM

Thank GOODNESS my machine can run it.   

I am having a bit of choppyness in the noob area.   I'm unsure if this has to do with my aging computer, or if the highly populated areas tend to get a little chop to them because of the number of players on the screen.   

I also have been trying to run it in my laptop's native resolution which is 1900 x 1200.     I have a big monitor that has a native resoluation of 1600xwhatever and I was thinking of hooking it up to that.    You think that might improve my performance?
1842  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WAR - smooth like a baby's bottom on: September 18, 2008, 08:54:33 PM
OMG I can't wait to play tonight.
1843  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: $^&@^$@$# Warhammer on: September 18, 2008, 01:16:05 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 18, 2008, 01:05:34 AM

Servers are'nt up till tomorrow dude. I got mine today and got the same message when I tried to create. wait till tomorrow.

Another thing is I typed in the code and wasn't sure what one of the letters was or if it was a number..so after 6 error of wrong code and rechecking and rechecking the code I FINALLY see I left out 1 full block of code ..geez it was right in front of me and Id re read it 6 times..ugh.

Anyways try to register it tomorrow when the game goes live. Least thats my thinking.

As for install taking 45 min?..wow..im doing that right now and surfing to pass time smile

Why in the blazing hellfire would they launch a game a day before servers go live???
1844  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / $^&@^$@$# Warhammer on: September 18, 2008, 12:57:30 AM
So I install.... for 45 minutes.

At the end of the install I go to create my warhammer account, and my MOTHER ****ing CD Key doesn't work.    That's right.    It says:  Can't use this key yet.   Or something similiar.     

SO NOW AM I GOING TO HAVE TO SIT THROUGH HOURS OF TECH SUPPORT LINES ON THE PHONE?????????????????????????????

I'm so SICK of paying 50 bucks for the privalege of getting ****ED up the &@@ on copy protection.     **** YOU MYTHIC.
1845  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 18, 2008, 12:12:04 AM
Was going to register while it was installing, but the web address I went to in order to create a warhammeronline account says the security certificate is bad thus it might be a untrustworthy site or something might be trying to hijack my information.   

Anyone experience this?
1846  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:44:15 PM
Interesting --  I registered under what I thought was The Wanderers.   But instead it was The Wanderers - Explorers of All.    No idea what that is all about.

Found the right site(I think).    Where do I post once I get my character created in order to be added?   Recruitment forum?     Can someone link the right forum to me just so I'm sure I'm in the right place?
1847  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:28:52 PM

Ok I just registered as msduncan on the wanderers forum again.     My ID was long gone I think.

Do I need to be granted access or something?
1848  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:25:27 PM

Quote from: skystride on September 17, 2008, 07:24:50 PM

Duncan, you need to reactivate your Wanderer account and post on some giant roster thread of doom and we can get you hooked up.

Ok I will do so.
1849  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 07:18:02 PM
I endorse everything gellar just said.

I *hate* that we are here in this position.   But we cannot let them fail at this point.

Rock---->Hard place
1850  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:11:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 17, 2008, 07:09:10 PM

I can't invite (i'm a peon) and I won't be on tonight (gaming with a friend) but when i logged in last night after getting my preorder head start, there were quite a few folks running around with the words "The Wanderers" under their character names.  Just send one a tell and they can find someone who can invite you in.

I had Hark pegged as Chaos or on the bad side.    WTF happened?
1851  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:04:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 17, 2008, 06:43:25 PM

Duncan, what took you so damn long   icon_wink

If i'm not mistaken, most of us are on Ostermark on the Order side.  come join the light side....

Not in beta, and preorder just arrived today.   Will be rushing home to install and join.
1852  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 06:42:22 PM
ok Hark (since he hasn't answered my PM) or peeps that run with Hark on Warhammer:

What server, faction, etc are we rolling with?   I need to know where to create so I can run with you guys.

Thanks!
1853  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 06:38:13 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 17, 2008, 05:22:26 PM

Isn't the Fed bailing out these compainies akin to Socialism/Communism?  Where are all the Conservatives who scream "FREE MARKET, FREE MARKET" when the Dems talk about helping people keep their homes?

Yes it is.   And I've been upset by this -- even by the first bailout of the twin F's.     Government bailouts and takeovers of sections of the economy IS NOT the answer!    We are on seriously dangerous ground here.
1854  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 02:21:18 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 17, 2008, 01:26:14 PM

Quote from: cheeba on September 17, 2008, 08:55:07 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 17, 2008, 01:38:04 AM

For those of you who may not be aware, msduncan appears to be alluding to today's episode of The Rush Limbaugh Show
I'd ask what you were doing listening to Rush Limbaugh but it's been my experience that there is no room for humor on this forum.

I wonder if I should install a far larger rolley eyes graphic for moments like this?   I guess these will have to do. 

 icon_rolleyes

Omg... I think you just proved his point.   icon_smile
1855  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 02:20:55 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 17, 2008, 01:38:04 AM

For those of you who may not be aware, msduncan appears to be alluding to today's episode of The Rush Limbaugh Show in which he revealed that the current financial crisis is not actually the fault of the economic policies of the last seven years, but has been caused by Bill Clinton.

Near the end of the episode, Rush went on to explain that liberal democrats had gone so far as to secretly seize leadership of these troubled financial institutions earlier in the decade, presumably for the express purpose of triggering this sort of breakdown in the mortgage and credit industries.  I don't know if the method of this clandestine takeover was explained at some point: I didn't hear the entire episode, so perhaps the sections I missed made a little more sense.

-Autistic Angel

I know this might come as a suprise to some, but I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levine, or Sean Hannity.     I listen exclusively to sports talk radio (specifically Finebaum, Round Table, and the Opening Drive which are local shows aimed specifically at Alabama and Auburn football).   Even during the off-season.
1856  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 01:16:41 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 17, 2008, 01:11:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 16, 2008, 04:52:21 PM

This is insane.  I cannot believe the amount of piss poor decision making by some supposedly very smart (but apparently even more-so greedy) people.

gellar

This is what happens when the architect of McCain's economic program - Phil Graham - gets to make policy.

And Bill Clinton's edict of expanding home ownership (even to those who couldn't afford it!) has nothing to do with any of this?
1857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football is finally here! on: September 16, 2008, 02:38:02 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 16, 2008, 02:23:13 AM

Quote from: msduncan on September 16, 2008, 02:16:44 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 15, 2008, 06:56:36 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on September 15, 2008, 06:38:24 PM

Annnnnnd Soulbringer demonstrates the level of objectivity he has.  33-5 in the last three years really is a shitty team.  nod  The losses are two National Title losses, two losses to teams ranked in the top two who are hunting the National Title, and A PSU team that ended up #3 in the country.  Average ranking of opponents: #2.  Yeah, you're right, not a powerhouse.   disgust  Overrated? Yes.  Not a powerhouse...who the hell you trying to kid? 

Agreed.  OSU is not a perennial #1, but they are almost certainly a perennial top 10 or 15.  They have gotten waxed by great teams, sure, but they are still pretty damn good in their own right.  Let's remember that they were playing @ Troy (93K Trojan fans), without their best player, and against a team that is frighteningly fast on defense with FOUR RBs that would start on any other team.

gellar

Bwhahahahahahah.

Please call me when USC or OSU could last 6 games a year versus SEC opponents.   Drop either of those teams into the SEC and it's two or three losses a year. (more for OSU most likely)

Well that's the beauty out of coming out of the Pac 10.  Instead of making fake trophies and excuses about how we can't get into a BCS game (and sometimes lose when we do), we get to go to a BCS game every year and typically destroy every team we're up against (damn you, Texas).

I'll take that any day.

gellar

Bama certainly hasn't had to complain about not getting to the National Championship over the last 100 years.     We haven't been back since 1992, but that is a problem I hope is soon going to change.
1858  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GT Warhammer Casual Guild. Anyone interested? on: September 16, 2008, 01:29:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 02, 2008, 03:36:26 AM

The Wanderers are a casual guild, I don't see why anyone that doesn't have an issue with them play with them if you're going to play order.

Destruction could be a little different, they will be playing Dest on an Open server.

I'll be playing with a bunch of people on Destruction side of a Core server though, and more are always welcome.

I just don't really see the reason for everyone to start their own guild though, short of the hardcore raiding, tight schedule type people.

I have 10-15 people planning on playing with me, if we get more of the small groups like that together we'll have a large enough pool that everyone should have someone to group with if they want to.  I'd just hate to see us end up like we did with every other mmo with people scattered on 10 different servers between the 4 websites I frequent.

Hark -- waiting on repsonse from my message.   I need to know server/etc info sot hat I can play with you guys.   
1859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football is finally here! on: September 16, 2008, 02:16:44 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 15, 2008, 06:56:36 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on September 15, 2008, 06:38:24 PM

Annnnnnd Soulbringer demonstrates the level of objectivity he has.  33-5 in the last three years really is a shitty team.  nod  The losses are two National Title losses, two losses to teams ranked in the top two who are hunting the National Title, and A PSU team that ended up #3 in the country.  Average ranking of opponents: #2.  Yeah, you're right, not a powerhouse.   disgust  Overrated? Yes.  Not a powerhouse...who the hell you trying to kid? 

Agreed.  OSU is not a perennial #1, but they are almost certainly a perennial top 10 or 15.  They have gotten waxed by great teams, sure, but they are still pretty damn good in their own right.  Let's remember that they were playing @ Troy (93K Trojan fans), without their best player, and against a team that is frighteningly fast on defense with FOUR RBs that would start on any other team.

gellar

Bwhahahahahahah.

Please call me when USC or OSU could last 6 games a year versus SEC opponents.   Drop either of those teams into the SEC and it's two or three losses a year. (more for OSU most likely)
1860  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 15, 2008, 07:01:23 PM

Quote from: Brendan on September 15, 2008, 06:48:04 PM

Quote from: msduncan on September 15, 2008, 06:16:34 PM

Quote from: Brendan on September 15, 2008, 12:04:36 PM

Well, Cheeba, where exactly did I absolve Bill Clinton of responsibility?  The issue here, champ, is that Phil Gramm, who authored the two bills that're largely responsible for this current crisis, is the primary economic advisor of the current Republican candidate for President.  Did you see any democrats pushing for banking industry deregulation in the late 90s?  No, you didn't.

Hey......    and there goes the using of condescending terms like 'champ' again.

It's interesting how well-calibrated your double standard is.  Tell me, msduncan, if someone on the street called you an "apeshit partisan" who would be willing to "punch yourself in the balls", would you find that more or less insulting than "champ"?

I don't think I've ever called you anything condescending on these forums.    Closest thing might be 'liberal', but I accept my label of conservative so I wouldn't expect you to shy away from that adjective.   

Should I remind you that only one of us has called the other a bigot, and names such as 'champ' and 'captain', etc.    And that person is not me.

You need to learn to be more tolerant of those that don't share your views.
1861  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 15, 2008, 06:16:34 PM

Quote from: Brendan on September 15, 2008, 12:04:36 PM

Well, Cheeba, where exactly did I absolve Bill Clinton of responsibility?  The issue here, champ, is that Phil Gramm, who authored the two bills that're largely responsible for this current crisis, is the primary economic advisor of the current Republican candidate for President.  Did you see any democrats pushing for banking industry deregulation in the late 90s?  No, you didn't.

Hey......    and there goes the using of condescending terms like 'champ' again.

Woot!   I love it.   

"A person of tolerance and diversity keyed my car"   icon_lol

1862  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 15, 2008, 03:20:42 AM
Oh come on AA, you have to acknowledge my perfectly timed intellectually bankrupt quip!     thumbsup
1863  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 15, 2008, 01:27:23 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 14, 2008, 08:06:54 PM

Quote from: the Nightbreeze on September 14, 2008, 07:49:14 PM

We don't have to cede one pail  of dirt if we can think of a way to negotiate with them.

We barely talk to them except to tell them what actions they take and we don't like.  How are you going to change anything by diplomacy like that?

What can we give the Russians to not do what we would rather see them not do?

A kick in the pants is not the answer.  A terse email that will be ignored isn't either.  There must be answers.  What is certain is that the answer is not either of these.

Sorry, the Nightbreeze, I wasn't actually responding to your post, but rather making a comment on the today's trend of conservative forum members responding to detailed and thoughtful messages with intellectually bankrupt quips that intentionally misinterpret the entire point.

-Autistic Angel

Is your favorite color red?
1864  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 10, 2008, 01:33:39 AM

Quote from: Brendan on September 10, 2008, 01:01:13 AM

Quote from: msduncan on September 10, 2008, 12:53:12 AM

Theoretically speaking, when conception happens -- it's between two living cells.    Human cells.

This is the funniest thing you've ever written here.

Ok post made in haste*.    The second step is two cells.   Living cells.

*daddy left at home while mom is at PTA meeting to try to keep 5 and 3 year old alive until she returns.
1865  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 10, 2008, 12:53:12 AM
Quote

Let's take the most polarized subject in American politics for the last 25 years - abortion.  If someone wants to come at abortion from a standpoint of science, I'm all for having that discussion.  For example, if a fetus is typically viable at 24 weeks (it's not, but I think the earliest case is 20 weeks), then you (plural, not singular tense) can make a scientific case for "life" and you'd have a fair point about the State having an interest in protecting that life.  But to come at it from "God says life is created at conception"

Theoretically speaking, when conception happens -- it's between two living cells.    Human cells.

and:

Quote
Consider brain activity happening when the fetus has developed only 8 (eight) brain cells. Eight is the mathematical number to sustain activity with 10 neuronal connections.

That happens by week 4 of pregnancy. By 3 months all the organs are formed.
1866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: An aging computer tempers your enthusiasm for PC gaming on: September 10, 2008, 12:44:53 AM
Yeah I would definately recommend against a laptop as someone that has been there and lived to regret it.   It's great for the first year -- then it gets out of date and you can't just pop new components in to get you by.
1867  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / An aging computer tempers your enthusiasm for PC gaming on: September 09, 2008, 03:15:19 AM

My laptop is nearing retirement age.    He didn't save up any money, so he's going to have to keep working well into his years.      As a result, I'm struggling by, with a sometimes overheating video card, on a 2+ year old laptop that was purchased JUST before the leap to dual core processors.

So it's single core.   It can't run the latest games except on low rez and low details, and it's a real bummer.

It really does affect how psyched you are about PC gaming.    I find myself wanting to buy games (sometimes even buying them) and then not doing much with them because one or two crashes from my aging video card overheating, and I get cold feet and stop playing.

I just have to struggle by until February when I will have clearance to buy a new one.    Next time I'm definately NOT going laptop, because I wouldn't be in this fix if I could upgrade a little at a time.....

frown
1868  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 09, 2008, 03:08:25 AM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on September 08, 2008, 08:53:44 PM

Quote
or should we all start looking for housing in canada?

If Sarah Palin ever becomes VP of this country, I'll be doing that anyway. The thought of her succeeding a dead-in-office McCain scares me.

Way to go Captain Overreact!
1869  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 09, 2008, 03:07:40 AM

Quote from: rickfc on September 08, 2008, 09:05:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 08, 2008, 09:02:09 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 08, 2008, 08:56:37 PM

Quote from: Moliere on September 08, 2008, 08:24:33 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 08, 2008, 08:01:53 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 08, 2008, 07:59:31 PM

Quote from: Laner on September 08, 2008, 07:54:36 PM

I'm just irritated that my tax dollars are paying for greedy lenders and ignorant buyers.

What he said.

gellar

+1

yeah

Ding

Werd.

uh huh

Bingo
1870  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 08, 2008, 11:32:44 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 08, 2008, 02:10:41 AM

Quote from: Gwar21 on September 07, 2008, 10:06:04 PM

Well, the thing is, her beliefs aren't atypical of those held by all conservative Christians.  Sure, she's a little extreme with her anti-abortion stance, but other than that her general beliefs are pretty normal, from what I've heard of them.  So, if her beliefs are what make her a "nutjob" or "wingnut", then all other cc's are also those things (which I know some people on this board, like Jeff V, fervently believe).

I'm a pseudo-conservative Christian personally, holding some of their typical beliefs but not all.  For instance, I think abstinence-only education is a bad idea, I'm opposed to teaching creationism in schools, and I'm opposed to capital punishment.  However, a majority of the people I know and like are conservative Christians.  Many of them are quite bright, into sports, critical of Bush, and perfectly normal to interact with.  They believe that the Bible is literally true, but it's not like that ever comes up in conversation unless you ask about it.  So, it grates on my nerves when they're dismissed with terms I find derisive, mocking, and borderline hate-filled.  Every time I see comments like those, I feel like the poster is giving a big "f*** you" to the religious right community and everyone within it, which I feel is uncalled for.  I personally may not always agree with them, but that's no reason to call them names.

Sorry, the "nutjob" term is a pet peeve of mine.  disgust  Maybe calling parts of the demographic names if you don't like them comes normally to some, but that doesn't mean we ought to accept it, either on the left or the right.

No, I do give a big f*** you to the religious right community - at least the portion that wants to turn this country into a theocracy.  I have no problem with beliefs like anti-choice, no gay marriage, creationism, abstinence-only sex ed and so forth.  I have a major problem when someone wants to impose that belief on everyone else. 

Don't want gay marriage?  Fine, don't have it.  Don't want the church to allow it?  That's a private institution...no problem if that sect decides that's not their way.  But passing laws to prevent it?  That's when "conservative christian" becomes "nutjob".  Same thing with creationism.  If someone wants to teach their kids if a flying spaghetti monster created the world, that's their business.  But to try to make the public school system teach that?  Nutjob.  When it comes to individual rights, trying to restrict something based on a religious belief is when it crosses the line for me.  I'll dismiss those who advocate such action with terms that I hope they find derisive and mocking because I've found that logical reasoning doesn't work with such folks - their actions aren't based on reason.  Just as they'd shout back at me that I'm going to hell because I don't believe their interpretation of one book.

You definition of nutjob would most likely include many members of the founding fathers and probably 75% of citizens in the heartland, and a good healthy 25% of citizens in even the most liberal states.
1871  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 08, 2008, 11:30:31 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on September 07, 2008, 10:51:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 07, 2008, 10:15:29 PM

I don't associate "christian" with nutjob; I associate zealotry, fundamentalism and overt cult behaviour as nut-job.

Creationism in schools? that's two strikes right there.

How about gay conversion?. Palin's church promotes it, though there's no way to know whether Palin herself believes in it. I hope she's asked, because  that's certainly not a sentiment I want a potential VP to hold (to put it lightly).

/shrug

Most churches in the south promote it.   This is a non-story to anyone in so called 'flyover' states.
1872  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Famous Community Organizers on: September 06, 2008, 03:59:06 PM

Quote from: warning on September 06, 2008, 02:45:40 PM

Quote from: msduncan on September 06, 2008, 02:34:52 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on September 06, 2008, 03:01:46 AM

Quote from: mori on September 06, 2008, 02:46:55 AM

Where is Obama and his great reform? thumbsdown

Obama wants things to umm umm, yah change, thats it, things to change.....    to what we dont have a clue.

The pdf and issues link that was posted is way too long to read.    Let me summarize for you instead brett:

Obama Change = socialization of America

Europe should *love* us afterwards!

Well you can't have it both ways.  Either Obama's "change" is vague and therefore appropriate for snarky drive-by posts or it's specific but not something you agree with.  One contributes to discussion on an adult level and the other doesn't.

Sure I can have it both ways.    His promises are vague and broad with little specifics, but the concepts that drive them are outright socialism.   

There...   both ways.
1873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 06, 2008, 03:14:40 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on September 06, 2008, 02:45:37 PM

Quote from: msduncan on September 06, 2008, 01:33:15 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 06, 2008, 01:48:06 AM

Quote from: msduncan on September 06, 2008, 12:35:04 AM

I'm really pissed off at eb for holding my copy hostage when people all over are getting it other ways.    mad

I'm no longer "pissed" at this sort of thing because I've been through it so many times before, but it does underscore my confusion over the point of street dates.  There are a dozen stores within 30-minutes of my home who have Spore, right now, stashed in the back, and they won't sell it because the publisher decided some arbitrary date when it should be allowed.  Meanwhile, Newegg establishes itself as a likely source for early releases in the future, and software pirates play the weekend away.

What is the lesson to the average consumer supposed to be here?

-Autistic Angel

The lesson they are trying to teach is apparently to download the game for free, play early, and say  finger to the software companies.

I'm not going to do that, but plenty of people will.
They'll pirate it regardless, the lure of a 100% discount is what pirating is about. They're not freedom fighters fighting against capitalist oppression - I'll teach corporate America a lesson for making me wait! If Spore was released last week at a 50% discount, it would've still been pirated days earlier.

I've heard this comment before - that if a company or store doesn't sell a new game immediately (if not sooner) - then the gamer "can understand why people - not me, but others - pirate." I suspect the concept of delayed gratification doesn't mean much anymore - probably not ripping the shrinkwrap off in the store and playing the game on one's laptop while walking to the parking lot would qualify.


For me it's more of a case of fantasizing about doing it because I'm pissed off about that abritrary release dates while everyone else is already playing it.
I'm hung up on my right-wing morals though, and also the fact that I love to have a hard copy (a real one) when I pay money.   It's the same reason I don't like the idea of the way they say movies will be distributed in the future.
1874  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Famous Community Organizers on: September 06, 2008, 02:34:52 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on September 06, 2008, 03:01:46 AM

Quote from: mori on September 06, 2008, 02:46:55 AM

Where is Obama and his great reform? thumbsdown

Obama wants things to umm umm, yah change, thats it, things to change.....    to what we dont have a clue.

The pdf and issues link that was posted is way too long to read.    Let me summarize for you instead brett:

Obama Change = socialization of America

Europe should *love* us afterwards!
1875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 06, 2008, 01:38:49 PM

Quote from: Orgull on September 06, 2008, 02:55:20 AM

LOL

Love the original series music.   nice touch
1876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 06, 2008, 01:35:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 06, 2008, 04:28:47 AM

Quote from: Tokek on September 06, 2008, 01:21:17 AM

I'm actually tempted to show up with my spore copy at my local gamestop and see if they'll release copies to people who wants them. Lol.

if you do you have to video it, and yell 'LET MY PEOPLE GO!'.

Better plan:    show up to gamestop with the copy and a friend holding the camera with the date displayed.       Have him cut the camera on just in time for you to pretend to pull it off the counter and out of a gamestop bag and say "I really appreciate you guys selling it to me early".   Cut quickly to avoid reaction.    This all has to be done before those guys realize what you are doing.

Then stick the mfer up on youtube today.
1877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 06, 2008, 01:33:15 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 06, 2008, 01:48:06 AM

Quote from: msduncan on September 06, 2008, 12:35:04 AM

I'm really pissed off at eb for holding my copy hostage when people all over are getting it other ways.    mad

I'm no longer "pissed" at this sort of thing because I've been through it so many times before, but it does underscore my confusion over the point of street dates.  There are a dozen stores within 30-minutes of my home who have Spore, right now, stashed in the back, and they won't sell it because the publisher decided some arbitrary date when it should be allowed.  Meanwhile, Newegg establishes itself as a likely source for early releases in the future, and software pirates play the weekend away.

What is the lesson to the average consumer supposed to be here?

-Autistic Angel

The lesson they are trying to teach is apparently to download the game for free, play early, and say  finger to the software companies.

I'm not going to do that, but plenty of people will.
1878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE Impressions on: September 06, 2008, 12:35:04 AM
I'm really pissed off at eb for holding my copy hostage when people all over are getting it other ways.    mad
1879  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 06, 2008, 12:25:44 AM

Quote from: rickfc on September 06, 2008, 12:00:00 AM

Quote from: msduncan on September 05, 2008, 09:52:00 PM

To my friend Yellowking:

The reason they are running around in hysterics about Palin, and the liberal bloggers are declaring all out war on her, is for one very simple fact:

She scares the __ck out of them.

I'm NOT talking about policies -- I'm talking about her ability to win this election for McCain, and become a national conservative political force to be reckoned with.

Edit to clarify:   her policies do scare them too, but only because the heart and soul of the democratic party has been hijacked by the far left moveon.org types to the point that they have turned to a very hard left candidate (Obama) with a hard left running mate (Biden).

Sarah Palin doesn't really scare me.  I won't get to that point if, and until, she takes over office should something happen to McCain.  What frightens me is the haste and carelessness of her selection.  She wasn't on the short list of possible candidates and it has been clearly pointed out how poor the vetting for her was.  That kind of decision-making by the person who could be our next Commander-in-Chief scares the shit out of me.

I didn't realize you had access to McCain's short list of candidates.    I really wish you'd have come here and let us know who was on his list.     
1880  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 05, 2008, 09:52:00 PM
To my friend Yellowking:

The reason they are running around in hysterics about Palin, and the liberal bloggers are declaring all out war on her, is for one very simple fact:

She scares the __ck out of them.

I'm NOT talking about policies -- I'm talking about her ability to win this election for McCain, and become a national conservative political force to be reckoned with.

Edit to clarify:   her policies do scare them too, but only because the heart and soul of the democratic party has been hijacked by the far left moveon.org types to the point that they have turned to a very hard left candidate (Obama) with a hard left running mate (Biden).
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