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1361  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies - Game 2 anyone interested? on: June 15, 2008, 09:37:52 PM
well, I'm back now and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. So Boudreaux, if you want to bow out, I'm interested in game 2. I'd like to be one of the allie this time though smile.
1362  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies - Started on: June 11, 2008, 03:48:01 PM

Quote from: Remus West2 on June 11, 2008, 03:00:10 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 10, 2008, 08:38:52 PM

I'll go if they serve vodka.

Oh and this is what happens when Japan forgets to maintain its navy:


No, this is what happens when Japan gets stupid and forgets to build INF to place into the Industries he has.  The navy issue would have been resolved otherwise.  I would have had 3 fighters and 2 bombers to remove your naval forces and still dominates the mainland.  Or I could have just removed your forces from the mainland and kept pressuring Russia.  Could have except that I am stupid.  Argggh.

S'Ok Remus. The way I see it, in A&A there is tremendous pressure on Germany and Japan to make the right moves almost all the time. Missteps by the axis can be very deadly. In this particular case the misstep was doubly deadly because now the Allies have a foothold on the Asian continent and Japan has to either build transports to re-invade Asia or start building them out of India.

Crap, I spoke too soon. The Brits just took back India.

Either way the Allies now have more breathing room.
1363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone 3G announced - only $199 for 8GB on: June 11, 2008, 02:46:40 PM
As a stockholder, I say, let Apple keep doing the voodoo that they do best. Whatever it is, jedi mind trick, Chewbacca defense, shaman spirits, or dark mojo that keeps fans buying the new version year after year, let 'em keep doing it. I'm right there with Jobs, laughing all the way to the bank slywink.
1364  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies - Started on: June 11, 2008, 01:06:55 PM
Territories are held by the last unit to move through them. You don't have to garrison units. UK landed in Karelia SSR with several tanks, which blitzed through unoccupied Ukraine.
1365  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies - Started on: June 11, 2008, 02:10:32 AM
I'd like in on the next game - US side smile
1366  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies - Started on: June 10, 2008, 06:59:08 PM
Oh bollocks. I think we're all going to the pub now smile
1367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Polar Bear Butchers (GT Forum CC5 AAR) on: June 09, 2008, 12:36:48 AM

Quote from: Canuck on June 08, 2008, 11:26:00 AM

Oh and raydude's got some kind of horseshoe up his rear (or a horrible curse) as his partner bites the bullet again but he somehow survives.

Virtual raydude knows he's not coming back as a zombie, so he's trying really hard not to get killed.  icon_biggrin
1368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Classic Video Game Theme Song Quiz on: June 06, 2008, 05:54:41 PM

Quote from: The Grue on June 06, 2008, 05:40:35 PM

9/10

Missed Rygar.  I never spent too much time with any of the three choices on that question, so had a 33.3% chance of getting it right.

Same for me. 9/10, missed Rygar. I would have gotten it if they had included the sound that Rygar makes when his shield hits enemies. I seem to remember more a bass line too.
1369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Polar Bear Butchers (GT Forum CC5 AAR) on: June 05, 2008, 04:20:51 PM
I take back what I said about the PIAT. Unlike the Yank's bazooka we can actually fire this thing from indoors and survive! A pity the second Sarkus bought it though. I was just starting to like the guy. Sorry Sarkus** but I'll be keeping my distance from you, seeing as you guys are bullet magnets.
 
1370  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Polar Bear Butchers (GT Forum CC5 AAR) on: June 01, 2008, 03:23:17 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on June 01, 2008, 12:24:02 AM

Just be quiet.  Raydude doesn't have to know she's been with everyone else at least a half dozen times.  ninja

I didn' ask and she didn' tell. Oy, another Sarkus? Your brother was a good lad mate. But you should learn to bring along some firepower for them close encounters.
1371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Polar Bear Butchers (GT Forum CC5 AAR) on: May 31, 2008, 10:28:18 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 31, 2008, 02:00:05 AM

I'm not sure what raydude got his medal for.  I suppose he did help take out a tank at very close range and then was defending against approaching German infantry with only his pistol.  That qualifies for a George medal I think smile

I tried to keep Jerry from getting their damn hands on that PIAT. Poor Arkon. That was a bloody good shot mate, and I was proud to be your teammate.

Oh, and let my name rest in piece if I should die. And send my virtual regards to dear Inga back in Iceland.
1372  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: May 30 - The Day We Believe! on: May 31, 2008, 01:06:32 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on May 30, 2008, 10:50:51 PM

As a matter of fact, all the aliens are quietly converging on a point in our solar system to bear witness to the alignment of Earth, Sol and the galactic centre in 2012 to witness the potential birth of a new energy.

So there.

I hope the new energy isn't us!!! <runs screaming "Solyent Green is people!">
1373  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies - Started on: May 29, 2008, 02:37:40 PM
Oh man. You mean we just got the equivalent of Bletchley Park and US Naval Intelligence cracking ENIGMA and MAGIC? Damn. smile
1374  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 27, 2008, 07:47:40 PM
I like what the bad astronomy dude says about that photo as well:

http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/05/26/best-image-ever/

"Think on this, and think on it carefully: you are seeing a manmade object falling gracefully and with intent to the surface of an alien world, as seen by another manmade object already circling that world, both of them acting robotically, and both of them hundreds of million of kilometers away.

Never, ever forget: we did this. This is what we can do."
1375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Polar Bear Butchers (GT Forum CC5 AAR) on: May 27, 2008, 04:20:03 PM
a right cock-up this one is, eh Arkon? 'Ere we are with this PIAT, short for penile insert up the ass of the tank, and then high command decides to assign the 6 pounder to the 'effing new guys. I tell you, I have a bad feeling about this.
1376  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Get in the fight! (CC5 AAR forum sign up) on: May 18, 2008, 01:37:07 PM
raydude here, signing up for PIAT team.

"Remember, use the PIAT only if you have to, mate" - Company of Heroes
1377  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies on: May 16, 2008, 09:06:53 PM
I'm in. Count me in for one of the axis powers, maybe Japan.
1378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: megan fox fans look here!! on: May 16, 2008, 01:40:57 AM
Cue the Moving in Stereo song.
1379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you believe this prom dress? on: May 15, 2008, 09:15:31 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 15, 2008, 07:43:55 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 15, 2008, 07:40:54 PM


Why is things like this on CNN?

I'll agree with you there.  It was on a local station here in Houston, but I don't see why this is national news.

Agreed. The news station could have saved us all the trouble by doing an internet search on the prom dress guidelines, asking her if she signed the form and returned it, and then telling her "Damn girl, you broke the rules, of COURSE you aren't going to the prom! We don't need to axe you any more questions!"
1380  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Axis and Allies on: May 15, 2008, 04:20:38 PM
Is it using the rules for Axis and Allies Revised? The revised edition defines victory cities where each side controls 6 of 12. Then players can decide how many victory cities to play for. Playing for 8 victory cities helps keep the game from lasting forever. Plus the revised edition added artillery and destroyers and changed the eastern front to have more smaller territories.
1381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: call of duty 5...already playable? on: May 12, 2008, 07:40:18 PM
If it uses the COD4 engine then we can finally witness the penetrating power of the BAR and .30 cal MGs. I'm hoping it does more shifting around to different services too. Perhaps flying as a gunner on the Dauntless dive bomber or shooting the AA guns while under air attack.
 
1382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need advice on Silent Hunter 4 mods on: May 11, 2008, 01:36:47 PM
I just reinstalled SHIV myself. I read that Trigger Maru - Overhauled was THE all-in-one graphics, sound, and realistic elements mod. So I just installed that. Looks pretty good so far.

I like the addition of the knots, minutes, miles scale on the map.
1383  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan sex on: May 02, 2008, 01:37:47 AM

Quote from: skystride on May 01, 2008, 05:14:25 PM

I don't think anyone is masturbating to their toons so the fact that porn is two clicks away really has nothing to do with it.

I sort of like the idea of a physically weaker female character wielding heavy armor, a big sword and standing toe to toe with male counterparts.  The contrast appeals to me.  Same kinda reason why a lot of people like the protagonist in Heavy Metal.  Or the Brienne character in Game of Thrones and she wasn't even hot so it's not just about physical looks.

I also like the idea of chicks w/ swords, guns, or who can generally kick ass. They appeal to me. The best is when I play a female character that then proceeds to kick some male character's ass such that the male player gets upset. Ahhh, Chun-Li, you were my go-to girl.
1384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's End War on: April 30, 2008, 04:16:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 30, 2008, 03:29:21 PM

Quote from: raydude on April 30, 2008, 03:03:32 PM

I have not seen any word that it is being developed for the PC. In fact, the whole reason why they are doing voice commands and a "madden style" interface was to try to make it an RTS developed for the console platform first.

Gamespot has it listed for the PC as well as a couple of articles that mention it being released for the PC.

Heh. I need to visit gamespot more often. I tend to just visit IGN and they only show Endwar for the consoles. Someone also needs to tell ubisoft to update their official Endwar website: http://endwargame.us.ubi.com/ and put a "games for windows" icon up there.
1385  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's End War on: April 30, 2008, 03:03:32 PM
I have not seen any word that it is being developed for the PC. In fact, the whole reason why they are doing voice commands and a "madden style" interface was to try to make it an RTS developed for the console platform first.
1386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a new vehicle soon, need advice on: April 27, 2008, 02:41:06 AM
The dealers like to use strength in numbers in terms of having their sales team pressure you into buying a car you don't want. Turn the tables, bring as many friends as you can with the understanding that the friends follow your lead.
1387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shouldn't employees of game stores know a little about their industry? on: April 04, 2008, 04:35:29 PM
I buy games online
Still browse at gamestop if a
hot chick is inside
1388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shouldn't employees of game stores know a little about their industry? on: April 04, 2008, 02:41:29 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on April 03, 2008, 09:38:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 03, 2008, 09:27:28 PM

On what planet is it a good idea to directly insult something that a customer clearly holds dear, using it as a screen name, and by the transitive property, insult the customer himself?  I'm sorry my screen name wasn't R0Xr7 or something.  Sheesh.

not a good sales tactic, maybe - but far preferable to fawning, & kinda refreshing in it's honesty smile ...

One could just expect the employee to 'zip it'. Thus the customer is neither fawned over nor insulted.
1389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Move to DFW. Everyone else is. on: March 27, 2008, 03:43:59 PM
I almost did about 5 years ago when I interviewed with Northrup Grumman there. Their F-16 simulator there was pretty cool. It seemed okay, but nothing grabbed me and said "move down here ASAP!".
1390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Fantasy? on: March 25, 2008, 07:20:21 PM
Seeing the way Yuna used her guns makes me want to see a guns fighting game, using some sort of gun kata like in the movie Equilibrium. That would be cool.
1391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 25, 2008, 01:23:22 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 24, 2008, 08:58:19 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 24, 2008, 08:38:00 PM

In related news for you Wii owners, Rock band is coming on June 22.  However, no online DLC plans at this time.  Ouch to you!

Not only no DLC, but I don't think it even has online play period.  Double ouch.  Guitar Hero has Rock Band beat with features on Wii.

where are you guys reading this info? I can't seem to find it on the intarweb frown
1392  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Starcraft the board game on: March 23, 2008, 04:17:29 PM
Lets not forget Broadsides and Boarding Parties. It had ship to ship fights and melee combat via miniature figures. Still, for some reason I didn't even know it existed even when it was being sold in stores.
1393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 14, 2008, 07:16:37 PM
On the bright side this will please all 5 people who've been asking after this thrash pack.

I kid, I kid!  Tongue
1394  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 14, 2008, 06:33:48 PM

Quote from: Chaz on March 13, 2008, 08:02:17 PM

Sometimes rumors turn out to be true.  Sometimes they don't.  Is the thrash pack coming out?  That's for me to know and you to find out.  biggrin

And it turns out, the thrash pack is coming out next week!

Next week for DLC we have the much awaited Earache Thrash Pack. All tracks are $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the pack.

"Blinded By Fear" by At the Gates (master)

"Thrasher" by Evile (master)

"D.O.A." by The Haunted (master)
1395  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fascinating IGN article on the sorry state of Madden NFL Football on: March 06, 2008, 06:54:24 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on March 06, 2008, 06:45:16 PM

In Madden 06 tournaments people would replace their kicker with micheal vick and run a certain fake FG play over and over.  It was cheesy as hell.  But it was a guaranteed 5 yards every play.  There will always be "ballers" who will find ways to win by any means, and "simmers" who want to play realistic football.  The problems come when the two communities mix. Most of the hardcore madden tournaments are full of "ballers."  Thus I have retired from tournament play  icon_biggrin

Okay, I'm confused. Bear with me because I'm really trying to understand. Before you said that against another player anything can be stopped if you know its coming. But apparently the hardcore madden tournaments prove that statement wrong? Even today?

If so, wouldn't that mean there is room for improvement in the play AI?
1396  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fascinating IGN article on the sorry state of Madden NFL Football on: March 06, 2008, 06:32:37 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on March 06, 2008, 06:02:27 PM

Quote from: raydude on March 06, 2008, 05:50:16 PM


Maybe its changed recently but hasn't a persistent knock against Madden been that there is a core set of l33t plays that can't be defended against?

Not individual plays.  But techniques like throwing the ball high and outside to tall recievers on certain pass routes, certain blitz combinations, manual wr control, etc.  These are all things that the AI is helpless against.  Against another person anything can be stopped if you know it's coming though.

I'd like to read the article, but I am not an IGN insider.

Ahhh. Okay. So it has gotten better for Vs. play. I remember perhaps two years ago reading that the Madden tournaments were worthless because it was all about people who picked the cheesy plays and not about playing good football.
1397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fascinating IGN article on the sorry state of Madden NFL Football on: March 06, 2008, 05:50:16 PM
Its interesting that while the article writer states he can win vs. the AI using the same plays he used for the genesis, not one of his suggestions involves beefing up the AI or removing the 'unbreakable' play.

Maybe its changed recently but hasn't a persistent knock against Madden been that there is a core set of l33t plays that can't be defended against?
1398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 06, 2008, 03:07:02 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 05, 2008, 04:54:16 PM

Quote from: Chaz on March 05, 2008, 04:15:02 PM

The Dead songs on guitar are pretty damn awesome.  They've got that blues-y feel that I've always liked. 

Yes, this is exactly why I like playing them.  The solos are great because they have that blues noodling around stuff that is fun.  They're not arpeggios like in a metal solo.

+1. The blues-y feel is pretty cool. I like the fret movement. Its a nice change of pace from the usual songs.
1399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Starship Troopers 3 Trailer! on: March 05, 2008, 04:28:54 PM
Did you guys who liked it actually READ the novel? If not, go read it, and come back here again and say you don't want to have the novel made into a movie.
1400  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 01, 2008, 01:00:17 AM
Rock on Chaz! You and Harmonix keep doing what you're doing!  icon_biggrin
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