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4361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 - It's ON! (impressions thread) on: November 11, 2004, 01:53:50 AM
First, I never liked halo  on the console.  FPS and Consoles do not go together.  Until I played Riddick   That is the only game that has gotten it right.  

I had no intentions on buying Halo2 for the Xbox and would wait till the PC version if there is one to come out.  However, yesterday I was notified that I got a new job at the CHP, so I figured I'd reward myself.  

After 3 hours of playing, I'm not too impressed.  I've always felt halo 1 was a mediocre game, especially on a PC standard.  I really dispised the cookie cutter level design halo 1 had.  However the AI and physic systems were outstanding.  This can be said for halo 2.  

Both versions suffer from bad controls, which is a big deal for me.  I spend too much time worrying about aiming rather than enjoying the game.

I don't know if it's just me, but the jeep feels much slower than the first game (based on the PC)

Anyways, I'm gonna keep playing it, and also try out multi.  So far it's not really grabbing me, story does nothing for me,  maybe it will pick up.
4362  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / EQ2 DVD Version for... on: November 08, 2004, 05:41:02 AM
$39 at Outpost.com
http://www.outpost.com/entry?site=op:mfe110504&sku=4230544
4363  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Pacfic Fighters (PC) on: November 08, 2004, 01:02:14 AM
Anyone have an extra copy or want to get rid of it?

I'm interestetd.  I don't really have anything to trade for it.  But would consider purchasing it.

Let me know at [email protected]
Naednek
4364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Do I need to finish Halo before buying Halo 2? on: November 07, 2004, 05:59:14 PM
Quote from: "lildrgn"
I'm borrowing a friend's Halo and just got the warthog. I don't know if I have it in me to finish the game. Besides missing out on a fun time, do I need to finish it before getting H2? I have a few bux laying around and am thinking of getting a prepurchase on it.


no, just play a few levels and you'll practically play the whole game,  since most of the levels are made out of a cookie cutter.
4365  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CG ESPN Football League Week 6 Underway. on: November 06, 2004, 01:23:59 AM
hey can you guys start doing some namecalling, this forum is boring Tongue
4366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 05, 2004, 05:34:21 AM





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4367  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / (p) Why everyone should NOT vote.... on: November 04, 2004, 01:41:01 AM
all I know is if you didn't like the turnout of the election and you didn't vote, you have no right to complain.  I wish we had tally's who did and didn't vote, because in the next few weeks/months, we're gonna be hearing a lot of complaints and what not.  It would be nice to point it out Tongue
4368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Shrek 2 DVD - Why on Friday? on: November 03, 2004, 02:36:05 AM
I wished they banned food in theatres.  All I hear is people munching on food, or plastic wrappers crackling.
4369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Trailer on: November 01, 2004, 06:13:29 AM
Quote from: "Turtle"
Well this trailer does a lot to show that Halo 2 will have a lot more story to it than Halo 1 did.  I knew Bungie wouldn't disapoint.

I would say I want Halo 2 more than ever, but it's a little more than one week away and I can wait.


hopefully they got creative with the level design this time.  Instead of cutting and pasting
4370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a doctor's note on: November 01, 2004, 02:45:26 AM
Quote from: "Graham"
Quote from: "\/\/olverine"
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Fucking hell, dude...haven't you ever heard of stuff like a book or a GBA to pass your time?


If I cant use the internet what the fuck makes you think I can use a GBA? They just want me to sit there as a statue. And its not dumb, I don't see how my decision to fake an illness to get a few days off equates with unintelligence.

It's stupid because you were stupid in that you lied to get out of work.

Take responsibility for your actions.  That's the best thing that you can do.


what do you expect.  He doesn't have responsibilty.  It's the same person who put his cat to sleep because he didn't want to deal with an eye infection
4371  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ride Along on: October 30, 2004, 04:48:00 PM
I felt uncomfortable  about being there at the rape scene to be honest.  I can understand your point.  

I certainly didn't go to gawk or be a voyeur.  As you might now, I've been trying to get a job with the police for quite some time.  This is a great opportunity to observe what an officer does.  I don't think the people who do go on a ride along are there to gawk.  Most people who do ride alongs are community leaders, people interested in the police and what do they do, or potential recruits.

With Sac PD they had to do a background check before I was able to do this.
4372  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ride Along on: October 30, 2004, 01:00:01 AM
Yesterday I went on a ride along with the Sacramento Police Department.  I've been on a ride along before with the El Dorado Sheriff but it was incredibly boring.  It was so bad the deputy took me to a coffee shop and listened to poetry.  I was done.  Last night was a different story and I had a great time.  I recommend people to go on ride alongs.  It gives you a whole new perspective about police officers.  We had 14 year olds talking back to the officer.  It's amazing how much crap they go through.

Here's how my ride along went J

I was supposed to be at the police station at 1pm for Roll Call.  When I got there, there was only 4 officers for that shift.  I was thinking, boy this is going to be just like El Dorado County, BORING.  I was wrong.  We had lots of action.  I was supposed to be there till 5pm, but I asked if I could stay longer and the officer was cool with that.

First call we get some drunken guy waiving a knife around.  We pull up and he's already detained by some police officers.  Apparently the bum knows the officer I'm with and we take him and place him in the back of the car.  We run his record and found out he has a warrant.  We were going to either take him to jail or detox.  However the radio frequency was busy we couldn't reach detox, so the officer asked me if I've been to the city jail before.  I said no, and he's all, Jail it is.   I felt bad that I had to decide that bum's fate Tongue

We were at the jail for at least 1 hour.  There's so much paper work involved.  You have to fill out medical information, what property did the person have, and many other forms.  Then you have to have him see a nurse, then searched, then photograph the inmate and then you're basically

We had a few calls on false alarms (home and business security systems)

Around 3-4 pm there was a robbery in process.  We were up on Freeport Blvd, and we were going 90 MPH with sirens and lights going heading towards Broadway.  Apparently 2 guys (1 black and 1 Hispanic) stole a pack of cigarettes.  Police cars, motorcycles and the helicopter were everywhere.  We found one guy that kinda matched the description.  We stopped him, and ran his name, and found out he's on parole and was released 3 days ago.  I felt bad for him, because he had his resume with him and he was looking for jobs.  He seemed like he was trying to get back on track.  He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.  We searched him and he had a green package of cigarettes and a green lighter, which matched the stolen items.  But it wasn't him, so we let him go.

We had another call about a guy who says there are 5 people in his apartment and one is sleeping on his bed.  This guy was like 80 and you could barely understand him.  He sounded like Tom Brokah.  Turns out he's hallucinating.  When we rolled up he was outside lying on the ground.  We get him to his apartment and look around.  We found some medication he's taking, and there's a lot of it.  We also found blood on the walls.  Seems like he cut himself a while ago.  We called his daughter to come over.

Some 16 year old tried to kill himself by overdosing on drugs. We arrive and he's puking in his backyard.  He changed his mind and puked up all the pills.  We asked him why was he trying to kill himself and he says he doesn't know why.  We asked how could you try to kill yourself when you do not know why.  Apparently he is depressed often.  Meanwhile, his dad is kind of passive about the whole thing, and not really showing much concern, like he's done and seen this before.  We offer to take him to Kaiser for some help, which he agreed.  I guess before his dad was going to take him, but he didn't want to go.

We get a call about someone doing donuts on the road.  We halfway across town so we know by the time we get there they'll be gone, but we go anyways.  As we head towards the scene someone gets our attention and tells us that he wants these kids off his property.  Apparently 2 of the kids are friends with his son, but doesn't like one of them.  The father's wife is really sick, and doesn't want to deal with them.  The father was about to head off to go somewhere, so we pull over and as soon as we arrive, the parents take off.  So we ask which kid lives here.  One kid says he does, and we ask if he had any ID.  He gave us a huge attitude saying, why should he have to give us ID for his house.  The other kids start talking crap to the officer.  These kids were like 14 and couldn't believe how they were behaving.  Meanwhile, the parents comeback and tells us which kid they don't want around.  We tell him that he needs to stay off their property and to move on.  He started to give us more lip.  Eventually he left the premises.

We get another call about some girl who was walking to 7-11 was being followed by some guy to and from 7-11.  Apparently he has a RV that is on the side of the road near by the apartment complex.  This happened during the day but they didn't call us till dark.  We find the RV but nobody is there, and we couldn't find the guy on the streets.

Another call happened around 9pm and there's some woman in the street chasing cars as they pass by.  It was near 19th and X.  We get there about 5 mins later and can't find her.  After looking around for 10 mins, we leave and then 10 mins later we get a call saying she's back, but on 16th and W.  We get there 5 mins later and still can't find her.  This time we searched longer and there's was no sign of her.  We hear sirens and see that the fire department and ambulance is at Willie's burger, which is near the location.  We thought maybe a car hit her.  Turns out it wasn't her and it was some drunk person.

Our last call was a doosy.  We get a call about a possible sex crime.  It was over at Greenhaven in some apartments.  We arrive and walk up the stairs to the apartment and there's glass everywhere in front of the door.  The side window had been shattered. We get inside and there's three girls who are about 14 years old.  Two of the girls are sisters I believe and 1 is a friend across the apt complex.  Both parents are there and tells us what happened according to their daughters.  Apparently their daughters were at taco bell and met 13 boys.  These boys were 15-18 years old and they followed the girls to their apt.  One of the boys grabbed the keys from one of the girl's hand and forced their way into the apartment.  They trashed the apartment, garbage on the floor, tables on the side, iron board upside down ( that's only in the living room)  They stole the DVD player and all their DVDs.  The of the boys took one of the girls into the bathroom and locked the door and tried to rape her.  From what the girl said there was no penetration.  However she has hickeys on her neck and some bruises.

The officer takes the friend outside to get her statement.  She spoke extremely fast, either as fast as me or faster and she kept speaking in gangster slang, which was really hard to understand.  A few times she kept saying WOO WOO WOO and I wanted to ask her what the hell is she saying.  Later I asked the officer, and he said it's like BLAH BLAH BLAH.

Anyways after we took down their statements, we had to go to a different girl's house who was there but went home afterwards.  Her statements differed from the other girls.  She told us that the girl who was raped was boyfriends with one of the guys and he's always around the apartment.   Which was different from what the girls were saying initially.

When we got back to the apartment complex the apartment manager showed up and was asking if we were here for the apartment with the broken window.  She informed us that these kids are partying here every day and had problems with them before.  One of the boys are going out with the girl who got raped and he lives in the same complex.  The neighbor also said they are always over having parties.

So it sounds like the girls made up the story of the boys breaking in because they didn't want to get in trouble with their parents.  Unfortunately the rape wasn't made up, they showed us her ripped thong and pants.  CSI was assigned to the scene and the girl was going to the hospital for the rape test.

Her dad was yelling at her because he told her not to wear thongs.  I don't think that was the right time to start playing the blame game.

Anyways other than that, I had a blast, it makes it more painful to know that I didn't get in.  But if anything, it will motivate me more.  I got home at 12:30.  We ended up staying 45 mins over the shift, and he still had to write up the report for that rape call.   I guess he only writes reports for calls that are in his beat and if he's the primary officer.  So out of all those calls he only had to write a few reports.
4373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guild Wars? Anyone playing it? on: October 30, 2004, 12:50:27 AM
moving to Road to Gold.  The game has not been released yet.
4374  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 28, 2004, 05:15:00 AM
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Like I said, unless you guys are saying its O.K, not to me but all the visitors however many thousands of them there are, that we can go ahead and say things like that which, while it may not be a direct attack, indirectly offends someone, then you should throw out a warning. Otherwise, don't be surprised if someone makes a thread about his or her father's heart condition and you get a random reply "fuck your father", cause if your not against it then you are condoning it


Based on your example, there's a huge difference between the two, one is a personal attack, while the other isn't.  

There's no ban on cussing on the forums, we do not encourage it, and we ask that people would restrain from using it, but it's not something that mods are going to search every thread for and make sure nobody is using it.  

I don't think Engine09 purposely said that to offend you or anyone else, however maybe he should have used a different word to describe a similar feeling.

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If a post like Engine's has insulted me, which I've made clear, don't you think you should probably make a point about it?


Warning and I both made a point to try to watch the language because it could offend somebody.
4375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 27, 2004, 01:33:46 PM
Quote from: "EngineNo9"
f#ck Tupac.


While this wasn't a personal attack towards anyone on the boards, some people find that 4 letter word offensive.  Generally we ask that we keep the swearing to the minimum.  

CG staff asks that we try to restrain from using excessive profanity out of respect to others.
4376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bad year for Bret Favre on: October 27, 2004, 02:34:00 AM
man bad year for Bret Farve, first his dad dies, then his Brother inlaw dies at his house while 4 wheelin, now his wife has breast cancer  http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1909925
4377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / National Treasure on: October 27, 2004, 02:03:45 AM
Looks interesting, probably will wait for dvd since movies are a rip off now
4378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half Life 2 banned in Australia? on: October 26, 2004, 05:42:14 AM
moving to Road to Gold since the game isn't out yet.
4379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 - How many CDs? on: October 22, 2004, 08:32:03 PM
since this game hasn't been released, moving to Road to Gold.
4380  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Xbox--SW: Battlefront, Crimson Skies and Riddick FS/FT on: October 22, 2004, 08:29:33 PM
What in the sam hell were you thinking ? biggrin
4381  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Grrrr... Doomboy getting ANGRY! on: October 22, 2004, 08:28:16 PM
They do this because ABC knows CBS has CSI NY on next.  They also know if you miss the first 5 mins of CSI there's no reason to watch.  So by delaying the ending a few extra minutes will screw people up.

I gave up on watching the "Stay tuned for next week's episode".  I'm sure I'll see a commercial for it sometime in the week.
4382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Only 1 Important Rule for the Sports Forum on: October 22, 2004, 08:15:41 PM
As a moderator I only have 1 rule (besides the CoC) that must be followed or dire consequences will happen.

Do not say bad things against my 49ers. [/u]

If anyone disobeys this commandment, I will personally see to it that all your posts will be deleted, and your password to be given out to all members on this board.  God help you if U2K gets a hold of it Tongue
4383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gaming News: B.C. Development Suspended on: October 22, 2004, 08:07:26 PM
What in the world is BC?  Is it an abbreviation, or is that the name of the game?
4384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How bout that new mustang? on: October 22, 2004, 02:14:43 PM
UGLY
4385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Netflix - did they cut their price? on: October 21, 2004, 09:03:11 PM
Well, I think the inventory is based on the distrubution center's inventory.  Remember Netflix has several distrubution centers thoughout the US.  So your center might have it in stock, while the other place doesn't
4386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 20, 2004, 11:09:21 PM
Quote from: "pr0ner"
Quote from: "Rage"
You have moulin rouge posters. Now I will have to charge you if you ever hope to have your man card back. My god.


What the hell is wrong with that?  Tongue
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4387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA - What Rockstar Doesn't Want You To Know on: October 20, 2004, 04:20:41 AM
Quote from: "Mike T"
I think that's unlikely, the game ships in less than a week.  No way they could get new packaging redesigned, printed, and in the factory for  processing in time.

The simple explanation is that it's Rockstar's intellectual property and they didn't want unauthorized use of it on the web before they chose to have it on the web.  Anyway, that's my take.


Ya I just realized that after I watched the trailer.  Didn't know it was out so soon
4388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA - What Rockstar Doesn't Want You To Know on: October 20, 2004, 02:34:06 AM
The only thing I can think why they are having a fit, is that they don't want it announced because maybe they are having problems with co-op mode, and if they can't get it fixed, they would just pull it and nobody would know the difference.  Now that the picture is out,  and people know of a co-op mode being in exisitence, there will be an outcry if they cut it.
4389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jerry Rice Trade Rumors on: October 20, 2004, 12:49:02 AM
Largent gave the Seahawks to let Rice have his  #.

Rice has always been vocal when things are not going his way.  I can totally understand why, his streak was in jeoporady.  At least the 49ers always gave him a chance to keep his streak alive.  Of course the worst franchise in the world can't even respect that.
4390  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Half-life 2 Deal At Outpost on: October 19, 2004, 05:25:37 AM
I saw it yesterday, was gonna order today and it's back to $49
4391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jerry Rice Trade Rumors on: October 19, 2004, 03:19:01 AM
he should go back to the 49ers (since we're still paying him) and retire as a niner
4392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 19, 2004, 01:11:55 AM
Quote from: "HankRaptor"


For a second I thought that was Simon
4393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FAQ has been updated on: October 19, 2004, 12:58:32 AM
FAQ has been updated as of 10-18-04
4394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The other place: Really necessary? on: October 17, 2004, 10:54:55 PM
Quote from: "leo8877"
Does anyone know why that forum was created when CG was so accomodating to everyone?  I missed the last few days on the forum.


mainly because of lack of R&P.  Other than that, both forums are practically the same
4395  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rome: Total War Help/Advice Thread on: October 16, 2004, 04:55:28 PM
so, are we done?  smile  I think the demise of GG ruined the momentum

I had a minor update yesterday but forgot to email the document to my home computer so I'll update it on Monday.

Figured I'll give it one last push.

I had a fun time doing this, and I learned more things while working on the faq.  I'm glad it helped many other people as well.
4396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I finally will admit this to you guys... on: October 15, 2004, 04:35:07 AM
oh i'm here and I've seen this, but I can't talk shit, and it sucks so bad
4397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 10/13/04 - HOLY CRAP!!!!! on: October 14, 2004, 04:06:57 AM
Quote from: "Hamlet3145"
How have you guys seen this?  The debates are still on where I am. (Montana)

/prays it airs after . . .


It's called time zones
4398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [P] Kerry documentry before the election on: October 14, 2004, 02:06:24 AM
Quote from: "Lee"
(Hope I am doing this politics thing right. smile if not, just please let me know. )

I am sure we have all heard about it. A media company is requiring all 60 of it's stations to show a negative documentry about Kerry's post war actions. I think it would be safe to say it's anti-Kerry.

Republicans are saying it's only fair, after all M. Moore did a whole movie about it and the normal press is anti Bush (some GOP spokesman said this on CNN, I don't have a link).

To me this is obviously different. These are public airways and the owner of the company in question is blantantly pro-Bush. I don't care if they do show it, I just think they should just F911 right after the other documentry. Each should get equal public air time. Otherwise what happens next? Every public media owner shoves their political views
down our throats?


They are playing F 9-11 the night before the election on PPV.  Seriously
4399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kitchen Bitch on: October 14, 2004, 01:52:44 AM
The Kitchen Bitch

A mother was working in the kitchen listening to her 5 -year-old son playing with his new electric train in the living room, on Christmas morning.

She heard the train stop and her son saying, "All of you sons of bitches who want off, get the hell off now ... cause this is the last stop! And all of you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses on the train...cause we're going down the tracks.

The horrified mother went in and told her son, "We don't use that kind of
language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room and you are to
stay there for TWO HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your
train...but I want you to use nice language."

Two hours later, the boy came out of the bedroom and resumed
playing with  his train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son  say... "All passengers, please remember your things, thank you and hope your trip was a pleasant one. We hope you will ride with us again soon."

She heard her little darling continue..."For those of you just boarding,
remember, there is no smoking in the train. We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today."  

As the mother began to smile, the child added, "For those of you who are
pissed off about the TWO HOUR delay, please see the bitch in the kitchen...."
4400  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rome: Total War Help/Advice Thread on: October 14, 2004, 01:42:07 AM
Faq has been updated and can be found here.  http://www.consolegold.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1166
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