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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: October 24, 2012, 03:05:26 AM
The Big Kahuna
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Big_Kahuna/60000907?locale=en-US

2nd best sales movie ever!
Kevin Spacey is absolutely amazing (as usual).
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Occupy Herbstreit on: October 14, 2011, 01:51:29 AM
http://occupyherbstreit.tumblr.com/

What a great idea!  I love it.
3  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 09, 2011, 06:02:21 PM

Quote from: Moliere on July 09, 2011, 05:39:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 09, 2011, 03:53:47 PM

I guess tomorrow I will spend my tickets.  
Are you doing this because you don't think you will win the Wishlist prize? There is nothing I want enough to spend the tickets on so I am holding out for winning 10 games in the long-shot drawing.
You are entered in the contest with all your tickets whether you spend them or not.  Might as well pick up some stuff for 3 tickets each.  Nothing to lose.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools Day on: April 01, 2011, 04:45:14 PM
Orioles Manager Buck Showalter suspended 3 games
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: January 27, 2011, 05:44:24 PM
Before & After Peter Jackson is kind of shocking


6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Holiday Haul 2010 on: January 02, 2011, 06:40:18 AM
$12.50   Mafia II
$5.00   Lucasarts Jedi Knight Bundle
$4.99   Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
$3.24   Guardians of Graxia Game and Map Pack
$3.00   Hegemony: Philip of Macedon
$4.00   Grand Ages: Rome Gold
$2.50   Swords and Soldiers HD
$4.99   SimCity 4 Deluxe
$7.50   Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
$3.00   Blue Toad Murder Files
$5.39   King Arthur Pack
$2.49   Sid Meier's Pirates!
$19.99    Spore + Creepy and Cute + Galactic Adventures
$5.00   The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
$3.60   Lara Croft GOL
$3.99   Disciples II Gold
$0.49   Winterbottom
$2.49   Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
$2.49   Hinterland
Total damage:   $96.65

I'm good till Thanksgiving 2011, I think.
7  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: EA Store Dragon's Age on: December 27, 2010, 06:42:25 AM
Nope.

Which retail CD Keys are accepted on Steam?
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Quiz] Need the hive mind's assistance with a quiz on: December 23, 2010, 04:57:11 AM
57. Glenn McGrath (Australia) 563 124 (1993-2007) Leading test wicket-taker
73. It's a Wonderful Life
75. Metropolis
84. Angela Merkel
9  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 21, 2010, 07:35:12 PM
Disciples II Gold is on sale for $3.99.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/95/

This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I've bought this game over the years, but it's worth it for the convenience.
10  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Gold Box 12-16-2010: Seinfeld - The Complete Series 66% off on: December 17, 2010, 04:20:59 AM
... followed by the feats of strength.
11  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 on: December 14, 2010, 08:03:31 PM
The previous pack also let you activate on Steam (6 months after the fact) so hopefully they will do the same with this one a little sooner.
12  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Microsoft GfW Day 3 Deal: Viva Piņata $0.99 on: December 04, 2010, 05:23:01 PM
http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/dailydeal/day3/


Game Rankings for Viva Piņata
13  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Give & get Sale 2010 is ON! Fill you wishlist up! on: November 30, 2010, 02:53:12 AM
I'm 100% certain that the Christmas sale will blow away the Thanksgiving sale as it did last year.  Therefore I tried to show great restraint.  I used to refuse to buy any Steam games for more than $10.  After amassing a huge backlog, my rule is now no game for more than $5.

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge  $2.50
Indie Puzzle Pack $4.99
Indie Clever Pack $4.99
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post your Black Friday haul! on: November 27, 2010, 02:48:35 AM
Sid Meier's Civililzation: The Board Game from Funagain Games online for $33 (plus Labyrinth to get to over $50 for free shipping).
15  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Rig N Roll, 4 elements, Turba and Everyday Genius: SquareLogic on: September 29, 2010, 08:26:33 PM
Square Logic rocks.  What a great little game.
Thanks for the heads up on this one. 
16  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble Indie Bundle - 5 Games, Pay What You Want on: May 07, 2010, 04:56:38 PM
Up to $462K  as of 5/7.

Interesting that Windows users are somewhat thriftier with their donations than Mac users.  But check out the Linux users with $13.65 average donation! That's a seriously generous operating system! smile
17  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam: Rockstar Week on: April 30, 2010, 01:27:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 29, 2010, 05:38:46 PM

Quote from: Cragmyre on April 29, 2010, 05:31:44 PM

Oooh - maybe they'll cycle through them again.  I wouldn't mind getting Classic for $7.50.

I'm kinda hoping Bully goes up again, they had it on sale early yesterday for $7.50.
$7.50 right now.  not sure how much longer.
18  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Another Steam game on sale - Trine $5 on: February 10, 2010, 01:25:07 PM
I'm having a fantastic time playing through this game with my 5-yr old.  Well worth $5 for some beautiful old-school side-scrolling gameplay.
19  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Crayon Physics Deluxe - Pay What You Want Sale on: January 15, 2010, 06:22:38 AM
Today (1/15) is the last day to get this deal.
20  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Crayon Physics Deluxe - Pay What You Want Sale on: January 08, 2010, 03:24:41 PM
I'd recommend donating at least $5 for this awesome game.

http://www.crayonphysics.com/
21  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: January 03, 2010, 04:39:26 PM
Nice sale!  I think I'm good till next Christmas.

Time Gentlemen, Please!
Trine
Jade Empire
Mr. Robot
Zombie Driver
Cogs
Elf Bowling: Hawaiian Vacation
Red Faction Guerrilla
King's Bounty: Armored Princess
Ghost Master
Rome: Total War Gold
Zombie Bowl-O-Rama
World of Zoo
Defense Grid: The Awakening

Total: $58.12
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight mods on: December 28, 2009, 04:26:09 AM
A simple one that I liked was the one that made the minimap brighter.  That was really helpful as the default minimap was simply too faint.

I also liked the potion stacking, skill respec, attribute respec, and a couple of the enchanting mods.
23  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: December 24, 2009, 05:05:30 AM
So far I loaded up on the cheap ones:

Defense Grid - $2.49
Ghost Master - $1.00
Mirror's Edge - $4.99
Rome: Total War GOLD - $2.49
Zombie Bowl-O-Rama - $0.99
World of Zoo - $4.99 (my 5-year old loves it so far! highly recommended for kids!)

That's a lot of gaming for less than $17!  Can't wait to see what pops up tomorrow on sale.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight Pretty "pause mode" Screenshots Thread [56k warning] on: November 09, 2009, 05:40:09 AM
My Destroyer (note my summoned blob [Summon: Aloe Gel] who heals me during battle):


Found a cool chest armor that really looks good on my vanquisher!
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: November 09, 2009, 12:22:16 AM
Great finish in the SD/NYG game.  San Diego marched 80 yards down the field for the winning TD as the Giants lose their 4th straight. 
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight, a follow-up to Fate and Mythos on: November 08, 2009, 04:54:55 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 08, 2009, 03:11:26 PM

I like the art style of these screenshots, but I'm curious of the people who're playing: with only three classes and no multiplayer, do you think Torchlight has the depth to hold your interest for a while?  Obviously it isn't intended to supersede Diablo III or anything crazy -- I'm just curious if it's the sort of thing that's intensely fun for about ten days and then you decide to roll up a new character in Titan Quest.

Without having played Torchlight, I'm bummed they're planning to spin it off into some sort of MMORPG.  It looks like the sort of thing that could really blossom with some new character and content packs...even regular multiplayer co-op...but I couldn't be less interested in paying a monthly subscription to play this sort of game on a persistent server. icon_frown

-Autistic Angel
Download the demo. You won't be disappointed.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight, a follow-up to Fate and Mythos on: November 07, 2009, 07:01:20 PM
Just finished the main quest line at lvl 36.  I think I'll level a bit on the bought maps before I try the new endless dungeon.

Sad to say, but I wish I had more room to store stuff.  My non-shared chest is full is gems in various forms of transmutation and the shared chest is totally full with set items and orange items.   I know some of the set items aren't that great but the completist in me won't let me throw them away!
28  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: LCD monitor question on: October 28, 2009, 09:27:57 PM
I had similar line running horizontally on a new monitor last year.  It would only appear periodically, but then it started becoming more and more frequent and then finally the screen started having serious issues and it was obvious the screen was bad. 

If it's under warranty, I'd return it before it craps out after the warranty is up.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just got a DS - slightly late to the party? on: October 21, 2009, 05:21:13 PM
I love love love the Osu! Tatakae! Oendan! rythym games (I & II) most of all.  Even better than Elite Beat Agents imo.

30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight, a follow-up to Fate and Mythos on: October 17, 2009, 09:52:19 AM
Just pre-purchased on Steam for $17.99. 
Can't wait till the 27th!
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Revisiting Titan Quest and Immortal Throne on: October 01, 2009, 04:58:44 PM
About halfway through expansion area (Hades).  Some challenging boss fights in there to be sure!

Some of the graphical effects are really nice for such an old game!

I've enjoyed reading these silly scrolls that drops from various mobs.  Reminds me of some of the humorous quests in WoW.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tropico Reloaded Giveaway on: October 01, 2009, 04:55:34 PM
Just got mine today.  Thanks!
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Revisiting Titan Quest and Immortal Throne on: September 27, 2009, 02:06:09 PM
I'm going with a pure caster Storm/Earth build.  I've got two pets: Core Dweller and Wisp.  Set these guys on aggressive, stand back and pop enemies from range.  I can't really take much punishment, but fortunately my ice shards attack is devastating and leaves most things dead in one shot.  Stone Form is also the ultimate 'Oh $%^&' button allowing you to be invulnerable for 7 seconds while you drink potions to regenerate health/mana.  Typhon was really tough to kill (died 5 times), but everything else has been pretty smooth sailing.
Titan Calc Link
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Revisiting Titan Quest and Immortal Throne on: September 25, 2009, 06:38:56 PM
I just started replaying this a few weeks ago after unsubscribing from WOW (yay! freedom!).  I love the gameplay and think the graphics still look damn good.  

My elementalist is level 33 now and I'm almost done with the base game (Greece/Egypt/Asia). Can't wait to see the new content in Immortal Throne as I only ever played the original game before.

Definitely download TQVault 2.20.  It's incredibly valuable for storing loot and stacking potions.  I couldn't imagine playing the game without this program.
http://titanquestvault.ign.com/View.php?view=ToolsandEditors.Detail&id=6


35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tropico Reloaded Giveaway on: September 17, 2009, 04:56:09 PM
Me too! I was happily surprised to see I won!  Can't wait to take a look at this game.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best negotiation scenes in film (or on TV) on: September 17, 2009, 12:52:27 PM
Dennis Hopper / Christopher Walken scene in True Romance (written by Quentin Tarantino)

One of the best scenes ever, imo.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: September 15, 2009, 04:45:18 AM
Bronco's Immaculate Deflection Via Tecmo
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 10 Impressions on: August 19, 2009, 04:49:45 PM
I had a crazy game today with the Eagles (me) versus the Saints.  The Saints offense was unstoppable in the first half as they scored 4 TDs to open a 28-9 lead with 0:12 left in the half.  There were so good I thought I should restart a franchise playing the Saints - they looked they like they were having so much fun!  But with 0:12 left in the half, that's where the amazing turn around began.

Ellis Hobbs ran back the kick-off as time expired - my first PR/KR for TD in Madden 10! - to make it 28-16 at the half.  In the 3rd quarter I started getting more pressure on Brees and he threw 2 pick-6's in the 2nd half as I came all the way back to win 47-35.  The Saints had 4 turnovers in the 2nd half and even though it might not be the most realistic result, it was a heck of a lot of fun. 

I'd still like to find an online franchise (PS3) to et involved with - so if anyone knows of any starting up, give me a heads-up, ok?
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 10 Impressions on: August 19, 2009, 04:41:42 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on August 19, 2009, 04:37:26 PM

Quote from: msteelers on August 19, 2009, 03:58:42 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on August 19, 2009, 03:16:50 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 19, 2009, 02:25:12 PM

Now - I will say this - the AI is MUCH better at passing than it is at running, so if you are in a situation where the AI needs to pass a lot more than run (meaning it's behind late in the game), it's going to look considerably better doing that than it did running it's 'normal' offense.  I think that attributes to it looking like catch up AI.

gellar

That's a great point.  

Alot of the catch up AI claims have to do with it being much easier to pass than run in general.  Especially on All Pro and above.  Personally unless I have Adrian Peterson or one of the big time RBs I have had a hard time running consistently in Madden 10.

Agreed. On All Pro I rarely bust out a decent run, and usually get stuffed at the line. With the sliders Bill Harris made, running is slightly too easy IMO. The holes in the line are huge, and a speedy back can slip through it and rack up some big numbers. I might drop the player run blocking slider a little bit and see if that helps.

Are you playing on "very fast"? I'm guessing some of Bill's sliders are a little bit on the easy side to compensate for difficulty of playing at that gamespeed, so if you use them but at a slower speed they suddenly become much, much easier.

Of course, I haven't tried them yet. For the most part, I've been happy with the game on All-Pro. I may up CPU running and decrease passing a bit, but other than that, I've been pretty happy with the default game.
I think the opposite may be true.  I'm playing with Bill's sliders on slow and it's very challenging to get any sort of consistent running game going.  I suspect that very fast setting makes it easier for RBs to hit the hole when it opens up.  On slow I see the hole but by the time I get there the LB or safeties have closed it.

The CPU tends to have an easier time running, but that makes it more challenging to come up with a defensive scheme to stop it.  I've had the CPU break off at least one long (50+  yd) run per game, but many times it's because I'm in the wrong position or I've gone a for big hit, etc.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tropico Reloaded Giveaway on: August 19, 2009, 01:19:56 PM
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