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3921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New seatbelts for 2007 vehicles on: March 24, 2006, 09:10:12 PM
Automakers announced that they will be introducing these new types of seatbelts in 2007

3922  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 23, 2006, 05:39:30 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
Very rarely do I play a game for 7 hours the day I get it...even more rare is playing another 7 hours the next day.  For this guy who simply couldn't stand Morrowind (but always *wanted* to like it), Oblivion just seems to have that certain SOMETHING and I've been trying to figure out what it is.

Maybe it's because things are actually happening.  I mean, totally random quests, including a quest in which I had no IDEA what I was getting myself into; a total, what the HECK is going ON moment.

Maybe it's nailing an unsuspecting troll in the back of the head with an arrow only to watch him crumble over a railing down into a pit below. *edited to add* (I think Arkon and me had the same incredibly cool physics moment!)

Perhaps it's because they just NAILED the environment.  As I was traveling from Barma (or whatever its called, the northern city) to the Imperial City, I was walking along a winding road down a hill and it looked just like an area in which I lived in real life.  It was beautiful.

I just can't get this game out of my head - while driving, I look to the side of the road and see herbs that I could be picking to mix into potions and sell, I play the game on a headset with Calvin (because we're gay like that) and hearing his reaction to stuff in the game is as fun as my own reaction to cool stuff going on.

And it's just so weird, the fact I am really engrossed in this game.  The exploration reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus.  I mean, just coming across totally random stuff, it's amazing.  

And to be honest, I dislike games like this, as a rule!  I like LINEAR stuff, I LOVE hand-holding; why in the world am I so enthralled by the extreme open-endedness of Oblivion?

And I haven't even started the main quest yet!

So even while I'm not entirely sure how much longer Oblivion will continue to captivate me, or if I'll even come CLOSE to finishing the main quest; the first 14 hours of gameplay in Oblivion were pretty special to me.


I bet you gained a few pounds smile
3923  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / April 2006 Wired Magazine on: March 22, 2006, 04:12:04 AM
you're reading magazines from 2 years ago?

Dude, get with the times Tongue

**forgot my smiley**
3924  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -Lord Ebonstone-'s Affect? on: March 21, 2006, 08:29:55 PM
Please don't egg him on.

Locking thread
3925  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 06:20:59 PM
I'm so tempted to edit your picture Knightshade Tongue  But I'm afraid I'd get fired biggrin

I'm on a crappy LCD screen and if I go past 1024x768 my screen gets funky.
3926  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 20, 2006, 11:53:34 PM
Quote from: "bluntman72"
just went by fry's and the sales lumps told me it wont be in until tomorrow, I mentioned that I was told they would have it today by 4pm and they just said they dont have it yet. I really hate frys and rarely ever go so I am annoyed that I made a trip there for nothing. :evil:


There ad said it be in stores tomorrow at 4pm.  Don't see why you should be mad at fry's
3927  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Oblivion - $15 off the 360 version, $10 Off the PC version on: March 19, 2006, 05:13:14 PM
Fry's has the non CE PC version on sale for $37.99
3928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 19, 2006, 06:42:26 AM
didn't weigh it thursday, was sick.
3929  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Comcastic my foot on: March 19, 2006, 06:39:09 AM
All week long we've been having internet problems.  We use comcast as well.  

I called tech support and the dude just wanted me off the phone.  He kept telling me it was our computer which was BS.  

Our connection speeds were 9.1 kb/s   That's like 1995.

I finally managed to get him to schedule for a technician to come over with a modem.  (I told him, I don't want to be driving across town to pick it up at their office, and I they have to come on a Saturday)  Well, he got me scheduled for today.  Turns out it was the modem, which my roomate and I knew all along, and now were getting   7455 kbps or 931.8 KB/sec.
3930  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 1990: Limbaugh Shouted Down On National Television on: March 18, 2006, 03:44:51 AM
wow, rush did a good job handling these people.  He could have easily attacked back, but he kept his composure.  If it was me, they would have been kicked out from the start.  Not because of their views, because they were disruptive.
3931  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lurker on: March 18, 2006, 02:47:35 AM
Quote from: "Raintitan"
I've pretty much been a lurker here for a long time and I just wanted to take a moment to say that I've been gaming for the last fifteen years and I still think back fondly to all of the posts Hetz was making for MW when it came out. Hell, I HAD to get it because of his enthusiasm.

And now, with a HUGE smile on my face it is happening again. Bethesda owes him. Period.

Now, do I run it on my PC or get an X360 for it....Hmm.....


Thanks Hetz,
-H


Hetz, no need to make another user name to pat yourself on the back Tongue
3932  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 17, 2006, 06:43:43 PM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Hetz"
Yeah, it's crazy how well the guide is doing. People are going nuts over this game and anything associated with it.


I blame you. smile


Kathode thanks him
3933  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Would you like some popcorn? on: March 15, 2006, 11:40:24 PM
http://www.wimp.com/innovative/

Link probably not safe for work
3934  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 14, 2006, 06:12:37 AM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Looks like Target didn't get the memo about the street date...

Quote
This item will be released on March 15, 2006. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives.


http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-11/qid=1142313230/ref=sr_1_11/602-6791111-4793419?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B000BC38LA


You do know, Kathode reads these boards, all he has to do is make a few phone calls...
3935  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Songs you heard for the first time in GH that you dig on: March 13, 2006, 06:09:44 PM
what's GH?
3936  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hard Candy on: March 11, 2006, 07:31:23 PM
Never heard of this movie until this morning, man it's distubrning. However I thoguth they showed too much at the end, they should have left some parts out.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/hardcandy/large.html
3937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 10, 2006, 11:56:19 PM
lost another .6 pounds this week.

Down to 191.6
3938  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sunday Skin - 03-05-06 on: March 08, 2006, 02:43:38 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Quote
This weeks mission - find me Cosplayers that AREN'T creepy. Here are my two entries


Francesca Dani




she doesn't get any better the more times you post this...
3939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 04, 2006, 08:29:50 PM
how much did you weigh when you started?  Are you excercising?
3940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 04, 2006, 05:54:48 PM
Weighed in Thursday, I lost 1.2 pounds, which is exactly what I gained during my Oklahoma trip, so now I way 192.2

A total of 7 pounds lost so far
3941  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Age of Empires III patch 1.05- The Return of Attack-Move on: February 28, 2006, 11:14:03 PM
sweet, now i might bet back to it.
3942  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Full Achievement list for Oblivion/Release Date! on: February 23, 2006, 08:27:42 PM
don't worry, i'll be merging topics smile
3943  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars on the PC? on: February 22, 2006, 06:36:38 AM
so tell me, why was this posted in "Off Topic" ?
3944  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: February 21, 2006, 02:33:27 AM
i managed to gain 1 pound over my trip, and man did i eat bad.
3945  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: February 10, 2006, 08:22:47 PM
Man, next week, i'm in Oklahoma City.  I know i'll be gaining at least 2 pounds.  There's nothing to do in OKC except for eating, look at the women!  Sometimes they can be mistaken for cattle biggrin
3946  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: February 10, 2006, 07:02:17 PM
Last week 193.8
This Week 192.2
Lost 1.6 pounds last week

Lost 6.4 pounds since i started 5 weeks ago
How are you doing TML?
3947  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Shield 2/7 (spoilers) on: February 09, 2006, 05:39:12 AM
just finished watching it.  This show is so good.  I still think it's better than 24, although this season's 24 is pretty good as well
3948  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Duke Nuke'm in "Full Production" on: February 05, 2006, 06:26:17 PM
After reading the interview, I just have one question, is this game going to be fun?

How many times can he say it Tongue
3949  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / BEHOLD! THE GLORY THAT IS.... NACHO LIBRE!!!! on: February 04, 2006, 11:09:14 PM
Dind't laugh even once.  Napoleon Dynamite looked more funny than that, and that is saying alot.
3950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MLB 2k6 [2ksports] on: February 04, 2006, 05:40:05 PM
when does the game come out?
3951  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MLB 2k6 [2ksports] on: February 04, 2006, 05:39:03 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Ken, stay on topic dammit!  If you keep this up, I will have to call our Forum Moderator in to discipline you!   Oh, wait...   :?

Seriously, I don't know the answer to your question, but would love to find out.  There is a trailer up for a game called Sword of the Stars that I can hear the sound to but for the life of me, can not SEE the video, and it pisses me off to no end.  I have no clue why this happens sometimes.

---

And Devil, I agree with the Fatty comment.  But Vlad... no problem whatsoever there.  I will just pitch 4 straight balls.  He will let one pass and swing at the rest, no matter how far out of the strikezone they are!   Tongue

And speaking of Fatty...  Here is an article on Payoff Pitching done by the evil site known as IGN for those interested.  They actually asked some very good questions and got some direct answers.  I know, shocker!  Dare I say this game could be great?

http://xbox.ign.com/articles/685/685091p1.html


Turns out when having WOW running in the background, WMV and Quicktime videos won't work.
3952  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MLB 2k6 [2ksports] on: February 02, 2006, 04:47:50 AM
kinda off topic, but how come on some videos, I'm not able to see anything, I can hear the audio, but that's it.  It does the same for QT and WMV
3953  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - Graphics downgrade on: January 30, 2006, 06:10:04 PM
I'm saving this thread for future use, ie... when the game comes out, and true to his word, the graphics haven't been downgraded.
3954  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - Graphics downgrade on: January 29, 2006, 06:16:34 PM
wow, even an explanation from one of the developers isn't good enough.  And his explanation makes sense, it's compressed video.  That happens all the time.  Look at the Call of Duty 2 intro movie, it looks nothing like the game.

This is why devs don't like talking to media/gamers, it's a lose lose situation.
3955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The end of the MIR? on: January 29, 2006, 12:09:01 AM
they should just give us the lowest price period, and not have to worry about rebates at all.  But that's wishful thinking smile
3956  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: January 27, 2006, 06:48:33 AM
lost 2.2 pounds this week, and lost a total of 5.4 total (started 3 weeks ago)
3957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Superman Returns Pictures on: January 27, 2006, 06:46:32 AM
http://movies.msn.com/movies/gallery.aspx?gallery=10534

Man, he's looking quite feminine.
3958  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Drazzil is SO bored. on: January 26, 2006, 08:32:12 PM
I thought your xbox was stolen?
3959  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: January 26, 2006, 08:30:02 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "naednek"
Tomorrow I weigh in.

This morning I was at 189 at my scale, but there's about a 2 pound difference on their scales, and I'll be weighing at night, with food in my stomach.  I'm hoping to be at least at 192 on their scales.  I've had a good week in terms of my eating habits, and I started to workout.  Just need to stick with it.


I find it very odd that they make you do it this way. Your true weight is what you weigh in the morning, not what you way in the evening after you have eaten 3 meals and not digested overnight. This makes very little sense. The difference could be only 2 pounds as you said, or for someone like me that eats 300g+ of carbs and protein each daily, the difference could be something like 6-7 pounds.


I agree, but sadly, there's no Weight Watchers meeting at 6am where I live.  You can't just weigh yourself at home, and then tell them the results.  People do lie Tongue
3960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: January 26, 2006, 06:59:59 AM
Tomorrow I weigh in.

This morning I was at 189 at my scale, but there's about a 2 pound difference on their scales, and I'll be weighing at night, with food in my stomach.  I'm hoping to be at least at 192 on their scales.  I've had a good week in terms of my eating habits, and I started to workout.  Just need to stick with it.
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