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Oh, ok.  I'll drop it now.  But I think ABC Cat might have some company...

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C3PX said:

xhonzi said:


Left 4 Dead Co-op: 25%

What! You own L4D and you have only played 25% of it! The campaigns are short, you could beat the whole thing in just a few hours. It really isn't one of those games meant to be played to be beaten. It is all about the multiplayer experience. I have probably beaten every map on that game 50 times, and each time it was a completely different experience depending on the difficulty level and who I was playing with. When you are playing with real people is when it really shines. L4D is really more of a social thing. If you only ever played it off line on single player, then I can't imagine it being very enjoyable at all.

If you feel like making your way through the other 75% of that game sometime, I'd be glad to join you. Could probably get one or two of my friends to join in too.

Actually my local "only plays zombie games" friend has it.  (same friend who named my band "Porkins and the Came From Behinds") I've been sending my wife over to his place to distract his wife while he brings it over.  We played on either Hard or Too Hard and it took us 3 hours, I think, to beat the first scenario.  Actually- he beat it.  The zombies carried me away while I was trying to join him on the helicopter.  I have been thinking of picking up my own copy, but as you can see from the list above... I don't have any business picking up any additional games.  :(

In other news, my brother-in-law, zombiefriend, and I were going to play system link L4D this weekend.  We're looking for a fourth, but I don't think we can combine system-link with non-Gold accounts with an online player.  You want to skip over to Colorado on Friday?

Also- Rocket Race is gone again.  I guess it was just for the Double XP weekend.

 

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dark_jedi said:

So is anyone here getting God of War III tomorrow? or Dragon Age Awakening?

Now we have Splinter Cell Conviction just around the corner.

I bought GOW3 off of Amazon for the Apollo Skin and they give you a $10 credit towards a future game purchase.  today I logged on to see when it was shipping and it says the 22nd.....I guess ill be opening it up in April sometime  

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stossmo said:

dark_jedi said:

So is anyone here getting God of War III tomorrow? or Dragon Age Awakening?

Now we have Splinter Cell Conviction just around the corner.

I bought GOW3 off of Amazon for the Apollo Skin and they give you a $10 credit towards a future game purchase.  today I logged on to see when it was shipping and it says the 22nd.....I guess ill be opening it up in April sometime  

That sux,I got screwed out of the Ultimate Edition so now I have to hunt that down.

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As mentioned previously, I've been playing a lot of Halo online what with my brother-in-law Brent in town.  Last night we were playing the social team playlist and played a 5x5 game on Guardian.  About a minute into the game, our three teammates bailed.  For those of you with math degrees, that left Brent and me to fend off against the remaining 5 members of the Evil Red team.

Well, it was awesome.  We held our own and even kept the scores pretty even.  It came down to 49-49 and I got the last kill giving us the total win.  My nerves were shot as all of the adrenaline left my body like so much used tissue paper.  So I totally sucked for the next couple of matches as I mostly just sat there and twitched.

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo3.aspx?gameid=1590866534&player=xhonzi

^Here are my bragging rights.  It was awesome.  A game career defining moment.

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"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

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Well because of Walmart's screw up on my God Of War III Ultimate Edition they sent me the regular Edition free today,I can't believe it,I got the GOW III game FREE.

but still looking for the UE,might actually have a line on one now.

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That is pretty sweet! Let us know how GOWIII is. Those games are just so pretty, I enjoy playing them just for their visuals alone, not to say the button mashing and puzzles arn't entertaining too.

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You know I don't want to be ignored. I will stop all of this shit. If you met me in person you would know I'm a different kind of person than you think. I just hope not to leave a bad taste in you mouth so to speak. I'd like to think I've came a long way from those "antics" days.

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Anyone played Dragon Age Origins? Highly recommended.

It's basically Knights of the Old Republic with elves and dwarves.

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So, against my better judgment, with the semester in full swing, I finally decided to check out Fallout 3.

Damn.

http://i.imgur.com/7N84TM8.jpg

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Big mistake.

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"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

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Well...

After my bro-in-law Brent left, it had me thinking that I was really close to being an "officer"* in the Halo 3 rankings and that I might as well dedicate a couple Saturday afternoon hours to "making the grade."  I had 80-something exp and 7 highest skill for those of you who know, and I simply needed 3 ranked wins to get to 10 highest skill and secure my place in the corps and 2 (two!) achievements. 

So Saturday, I entered the Ranked Lone Wolves playlist and started winning some games.  But after winning a couple of games and not seeing my skill rise... I had to go look up what my problem was.  Oh, so unlike EXP, SKILL only goes up by small amounts as determined by how soundly I beat or was beaten by others and what their comparative SKILL is.  So, in other words, if I deserve to be a 7, I'll be always be a 7 regardless of how much I play.  It's a measure of... erm... skill, and not...  ahhh....  experience.  (can you smell the lightbulb going off over my head?) 

Well, I persevered and made SKILL 10 after about 8 games or so and saw I got my "lightswitch" Lieutenant rank.  I waited for that little "pop" that tells you you're now just that much geekier than your peers who don't have as many achievements as you.  IT NEVER CAME!  Furious, I ran to Teh Innernets (LLC) to see why/how the achievements were glitched.  Well, despite what all of the achievements have to say, I guess you don't get the achievements for achieving Lieutenant rank globably.  You have to achieve it in any one of the super-many playlists.  And for that you need 50 wins on any playlist.  BLAST, I SPENT MY TIME GRINDING THE WRONG PLAYLIST!

Well, back to the salt mines.  I did "have fun" whilst "playing" the "game" so I guess not all is lost... I just failed to... "achieve" something "worthwhile".  The worst part is that I could have been spamming Team Slayer (my highest EXP at 25 or so) with friends and maybe having EVEN MORE FUN, but no... I went off and played Lone Wolves instead.  :(

Does anyone here besides C3PX have/play Halo 3?  We should set up an OT.com night sometime and get a bunch of players.

 

 

 

 

*That sound you hear is the sound of my non-cool geek factor going EVEN HIGHER!  I was so shamed to explain to my wife that I was trying to be, and then eventually succeeded in becoming, an officer of the Halo 3 corps.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

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My wife and I played Halo 3 for the first time in almost 280 days last week (its the only game we use match making on, and our last suggested friends were that long ago).  We weren't too bad, but its no fun if you're not playing with friends.  We used to be able to get a whole Big Team together and even if we got destroyed, it was like old times in the dorm.

We might be willing to play some H3 with you guys, but we prefer L4D2 ourselves, as we love cooperatively beating down the computer.

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I know C3PX would be up for L4D2, but I only have the first game so far.  Also it seems that 4 players is really the only way to really play L4D... it's not quite as scalabe as Halo 3.  But maybe I m wrong about that.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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xhonzi said:

I know C3PX would be up for L4D2, but I only have the first game so far.  Also it seems that 4 players is really the only way to really play L4D... it's not quite as scalabe as Halo 3.  But maybe I m wrong about that.

We still have L4D1 too.  Can't get rid of that, its a classic (and they're still making episodes for it)!

Its not required that you have 4 players, most of the time we'll just have 3 and end up killing the extra AI because he usually gets in the way.  If you're going for random achievements, some of them are pretty much impossible without having 4, but for playing around 3 isn't bad.  Besides, I'm a package deal, my wife plays with me.

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doubleofive said:

Besides, I'm a package deal, my wife plays with me.

Hey, family forum here!  Earmuffs!

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My wife will play xbox with me on occasion as long as the stakes are low and she can take some dramamine far enough ahead of time...  I really meant that if we ended up with 5 or 6 people from OT.com that wanted to play... I guess you can play with as many as 8... but having one guy play zombies while the other 4 play survivors might not be much fun.  What do you think?

What timezone are you playing in, 005?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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xhonzi said:

Does anyone here besides C3PX have/play Halo 3?  We should set up an OT.com night sometime and get a bunch of players.

Hmm, are you excluding me? I suppose I could take what you just said as, "Does anyone here besides C3PX, because he totally sucks and I don't want to play with him, have/play Halo 3?" ;)

 

Wow, so I bought Modern Warfare 2 the other day, and just played it for the first time. Kind of annoying being a level 1 against guys who are at levels 35-70. Anyway, I think MW2 players may actually be sadder than WoW players. Got to be the most immature group of players imaginable. And I thought the Halo 3 crowd was bad...

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C3PX said:

Anyway, I think MW2 players may actually be sadder than WoW players.

Until they invade OT.com, I defer judgment...

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xhonzi said:

My wife will play xbox with me on occasion as long as the stakes are low and she can take some dramamine far enough ahead of time...  I really meant that if we ended up with 5 or 6 people from OT.com that wanted to play... I guess you can play with as many as 8... but having one guy play zombies while the other 4 play survivors might not be much fun.  What do you think?

What timezone are you playing in, 005?

If we had more than 4, I wouldn't play L4D.  Not a huge fan of the versus, but then again, I've never played it.  I'm on Eastern Standard Time.

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Wow, so I bought Modern Warfare 2 the other day, and just played it for the first time. Kind of annoying being a level 1 against guys who are at levels 35-70. Anyway, I think MW2 players may actually be sadder than WoW players. Got to be the most immature group of players imaginable. And I thought the Halo 3 crowd was bad...

One of several reasons why I never bought MW2 and sold CoD4 and WaW.  Besides not being able to play splitscreen online, it just doesn't sit right that good players get more rewards which makes them beat the mediocre players even worse (I have no illusions about being a good player), not even letting them get used to the game.  Only because I entered Halo 3 on the ground floor and everyone is on an equal footing do I feel like I could enjoy Halo.  And it lets me play splitscreen.

I have a few glory stories, but one time my friends and I were up against a team of generals, One Flag on Narrows.  We got ours handed to us, it was the last round and we had 15 or 20 seconds to go.  Somehow, we scored, making the generals speechless.

I took a picture to remember:

My wife's dead body in the foreground, I think I'm dead on the other side of the map, my friend is getting shot in the back while a teammate runs forward to plant the flag at the literal last second.  I think the video is on my fileshare, if that's still around.

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C3PX said:

xhonzi said:

Does anyone here besides C3PX have/play Halo 3?  We should set up an OT.com night sometime and get a bunch of players.

Hmm, are you excluding me? I suppose I could take what you just said as, "Does anyone here besides C3PX, because he totally sucks and I don't want to play with him, have/play Halo 3?" ;)

Of course not!  I just think we should... see other people.

~or~

Of course not!  You would be a member of "the group" and I'm still up for playing Halo 3, Halo Wars, or L4D together, just you and I, as long as it doesn't feel like a man-date.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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doubleofive said:

I'm on Eastern Standard Time.

If I recall, C3PX is in Central, and I'm in MDST.  We're all on Daylight Savings, or are you really on Standard time, 005?

I took a picture to remember:

My wife's dead body in the foreground, I think I'm dead on the other side of the map, my friend is getting shot in the back while a teammate runs forward to plant the flag at the literal last second.  I think the video is on my fileshare, if that's still around.

 Nice!  Did you composite several photos together to get the panorama, or is there a way to take those superwide photos?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

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I'm glad you guys didn't invite me, 'cause I haven't understood a word any of you have said...not even the "the."

*Copyright 005

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xhonzi said:

doubleofive said:

I'm on Eastern Standard Time.

If I recall, C3PX is in Central, and I'm in MDST.  We're all on Daylight Savings, or are you really on Standard time, 005?

Thanks to the glorious state of Indiana, I am on Daylight Saving, thank you.  Can never keep straight when its on or off.

I took a picture to remember:

My wife's dead body in the foreground, I think I'm dead on the other side of the map, my friend is getting shot in the back while a teammate runs forward to plant the flag at the literal last second.  I think the video is on my fileshare, if that's still around.

 Nice!  Did you composite several photos together to get the panorama, or is there a way to take those superwide photos?

I took a series of photos and photo-merged them in Photoshop.  I tried to do something like this several times, this is the only one that worked.

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