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Jan 18, 2009, 02:48 PM
 
Alright, I'm good for pretty much any night except for LOST (I think that's Thursday).
     
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Jan 18, 2009, 06:59 PM
 
Yeah, Thursday is no good for me (Smallville & Grey's Anatomy). Shut up! How about tomorrow night?

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Jan 18, 2009, 07:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Alright, I'm good for pretty much any night except for LOST (I think that's Thursday).
Wednesday, actually.
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Jan 18, 2009, 11:07 PM
 
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A detail as juicy as this will not go unnoticed.
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 10:43 AM
 
Alright, so it looks like Wednesday and Thursday are out. I imagine tonight might be too little notice. Tuesday at 10? I imagine we'll be able to blow through the first 2 - 4 campaign levels the first night depending how rusty we are. From there on out I imagine things will slow considerably.

Edit: (Wait, stogie do you catch them at EST or PST?)
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 11:02 AM
 
Oh, how about some news?

Q. How do I get the Mythic Map Pack?

A. The only sure fire way to find yourself amongst the early rounds of Mythic Map Pack players is to purchase your very own copy of the Limited Edition flavor of Halo Wars, developed by Ensemble Studios. It’ll be available in the U.S. on March 3rd, and a few days earlier in Europe and Japan. You want a Golden Ticket? This is it. If not, skip down to the next question.

Q. Can’t I just pick it up on Marketplace as DLC in exchange for my hard-earned monies?

A. Sure. You'll just to have to wait a little while. We don’t have any date or pricing information for you yet, but we can say that the Mythic Map Pack, which includes Assembly, Orbital, and Sandbox, will ultimately make its way to the Xbox Live Marketplace as a standalone purchase. As soon as we have more details, we'll spill the beans. No need to continue the digital interrogation.
Chances are if you’re checking out today’s Weekly Update, and more so if you’ve read this deep into it, you won’t have too many problems with the control scheme of Halo 3: ODST. You're hardcore. Are there a few notable and interesting differences? Yup.
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 11:16 AM
 
Christ, I forgot the most compelling part:
Nothing to See Here...Yet

As the often asked about, seldom expounded upon Render-to-Video service the Wolf and his pack of lean, mean, feature developing machines becomes less and less concept an underlying code and more and more,“Hey wow, this Beta is pretty sweet,” more muscle is being applied to make sure the end result lives up to the lack of hype we’ve been heaping on Render-to-Video's shoulders.
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Alright, so it looks like Wednesday and Thursday are out. I imagine tonight might be too little notice. Tuesday at 10? I imagine we'll be able to blow through the first 2 - 4 campaign levels the first night depending how rusty we are. From there on out I imagine things will slow considerably.

Edit: (Wait, stogie do you catch them at EST or PST?)
It really doesn't matter. I have both shows set to record on my DVR. We can have a meetup on Thursday if need be.

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Jan 19, 2009, 04:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
It really doesn't matter. I have both shows set to record on my DVR. We can have a meetup on Thursday if need be.
Woohoo!
     
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Jan 20, 2009, 10:14 AM
 
So can we get a consensus on Thursday, 10 or 10.30?
     
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Jan 20, 2009, 08:25 PM
 
Yeehaw... 3-Ball Double EXP weekend is coming!

Apparently Bungie is also doing some changes to the Playlists, too.
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Jan 20, 2009, 09:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
So can we get a consensus on Thursday, 10 or 10.30?
I'll sign on at 10:15

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Jan 20, 2009, 10:47 PM
 
I'll sign on at 10:13
     
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Jan 20, 2009, 11:39 PM
 
pending work scheduling i'll sign on at 10:12
     
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Jan 21, 2009, 10:11 AM
 
I'll be on at ten fiftee-crap.

I'll be on a little early open to up the lobby and set-up the game.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 12:21 PM
 
Alright, tonight's the big night. Bogues, if you're not on by 10.30 we'll start without you, seeing as you already have the achievement. If you come on late, we'll invite you in once we get to the next chapter.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 02:18 PM
 
We might as well try to get the Annual* achievement while we're at it. That's the one achievement I REALLY want.

* Vidmaster Challenge: Annual (0 points) – After 9/25/08, complete Halo on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and everyone in Ghosts.

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Jan 22, 2009, 02:23 PM
 
Yeah, that's part of the supposed recon achievements.

....I think we can try that some other time, when we're not all incredibly rusty and sucky.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 06:42 PM
 
Maybe we should should play a few warmup matches before we start campaign. Nades & Spades on Guardian or better yet... Rockets on Narrows. There's nothing more fun than tagging someone with a rocket after you have launched off the man cannon.

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Jan 22, 2009, 06:48 PM
 
I'm going to be later than expected, the g/f's car is in the shop and she doesn't live that close.

A little past 11, probably...
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 06:54 PM
 
Alright. I probably won't be playing much past 12, though...
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 06:58 PM
 
Wuss
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 07:15 PM
 
Your gf is the wuss, she can't even walk home.
Late at night, in the cold, a long distance.
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 12:06 AM
 
Nice to see everyone show up, and on time, no less.
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 01:42 AM
 
Yeah, I'm glad we decided to bail out of those awesome L4D matches with Saint and his buddies to go play with Sek & Bogues instead.

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Jan 23, 2009, 03:46 AM
 
Sorry guys, g/f time ran way over schedule, when I got home it said you two had signed off only minutes earlier.
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 11:49 AM
 
stogie, please rate our performance from last night:

A. Poor
B. Piss Poor
C. Diarrhea in a Super Suit
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 12:46 PM
 
I thought I did pretty well on our warmup match in Cold Storage. 15 kills by plasma grenade (10 of them sticks). For some stupid reason, I kept pressing LT to meelee. (This did help me score a few grenade kills from the grave.)

It seemed as the night went on my skills got worse.

1st big team match on Avalanche:
17 kills (most on the team) K/D = +2

2nd big team match on Standoff:
10 kills K/D = -15 (yikes!)

3rd big team match on Sand Trap:
6 kills K/D = I don't remember but I'm sure it was in the negative.

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Jan 23, 2009, 12:49 PM
 
I don't think I posted a positive all night.

I think I'll be back on Gears for a while til I settle up the rest of my acquirable achievements. Which reminds me...
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 12:58 PM
 
Oh... and it seemed like we had more *********s on our team in the later matches. In Sandtrap I run straight for the Warthog. Someone finally jumps in back as the gunner after I honk the horn for like 30 secs. I drive off and there's like 3 guys from the other team right in front of us in the distance. I'm thinking... right on, 3 wheelmen. We get a little closer and I notice that my gunner isn't firing the gun yet. I yell on the mic, "Right in front of us!" The douche just sits there and does nothing.

Needless to say we got our asses handed to us. I tried to splatter the dude with the laser but was a half second too late.

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Jan 23, 2009, 01:01 PM
 
It was weird going from L4D to Halo last night. The speed and jumping in two games are on opposite sides of the spectrum.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Oh... and it seemed like we had more *********s on our team in the later matches. In Sandtrap I run straight for the Warthog. Someone finally jumps in back as the gunner after I honk the horn for like 30 secs. I drive off and there's like 3 guys from the other team right in front of us in the distance. I'm thinking... right on, 3 wheelmen. We get a little closer and I notice that my gunner isn't firing the gun yet. I yell on the mic, "Right in front of us!" The douche just sits there and does nothing.

Needless to say we got our asses handed to us. I tried to splatter the dude with the laser but was a half second too late.
I think I actually caught that scene. I was blasting laser guy with my BR for what little I was worth.

Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
It was weird going from L4D to Halo last night. The speed and jumping in two games are on opposite sides of the spectrum.
I know, right. I suppose they've been working on opposite leg muscle groups.

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Out of curiosity, does anyone here have any interest in Halo Wars? If it weren't for the Mythic Maps I wouldn't have ever given it a thought.
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 11:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Oh... and it seemed like we had more *********s on our team in the later matches. In Sandtrap I run straight for the Warthog. Someone finally jumps in back as the gunner after I honk the horn for like 30 secs. I drive off and there's like 3 guys from the other team right in front of us in the distance. I'm thinking... right on, 3 wheelmen. We get a little closer and I notice that my gunner isn't firing the gun yet. I yell on the mic, "Right in front of us!" The douche just sits there and does nothing.

Needless to say we got our asses handed to us. I tried to splatter the dude with the laser but was a half second too late.
Yeah, some matches are like that. Other matches, are like WOW, I didn't even get to kill anyone because my team killed the other team so fast. On average, though, I think I've had more good games.

And I REALLY REALLY hate Sandtrap, as a map, especially heavy, with all the lasers it's almost a death sentence using any of the tanks or other vehicles, and Sandtrap is just too open.

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Out of curiosity, does anyone here have any interest in Halo Wars? If it weren't for the Mythic Maps I wouldn't have ever given it a thought.
Meh, I've never been in the RTS that much, Command and Conquer is fun though. But in these real time RTS's it seems there is too much happening too fast sometimes.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Out of curiosity, does anyone here have any interest in Halo Wars? If it weren't for the Mythic Maps I wouldn't have ever given it a thought.
I actually have been getting more and more interested as the release and demo approach, I haven't actively played an RTS for a good 7/8 years (Starcraft & Age Of Empires) so pending reviews it could be a purchase (having some friends with it could also be helpful)
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 11:43 PM
 
in other news i feel a halo resurgence (round 3) in my gaming as i complete more and more of the attainable Left 4 Dead achievements...which i could use some help from any willing 'NN geeks
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Out of curiosity, does anyone here have any interest in Halo Wars? If it weren't for the Mythic Maps I wouldn't have ever given it a thought.
Not I. I do like RTS all right, but on a console? That's only one step below an Infocom-style text adventure on the "never EVER bring this to Xbox" scale.

Also, I trust Bungie implicitly, but I have no idea who these people are and it gives me a feeling like they're just leeching off the Halo license.
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
iattainable Left 4 Dead achievements...which i could use some help from any willing 'NN geeks
Wish someone would actually be online.

Anyway, we should have a meet-up to get the Gears2 Horde achievement (as well as one or two more).
     
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Jan 24, 2009, 06:04 PM
 
I'll be on around 11:30 - 12 tonight and down for whatever game everyone else wants to play.
     
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I have a buddy in town, so chances are I won't be in before 1 - 2 am.
     
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Not I. I do like RTS all right, but on a console? That's only one step below an Infocom-style text adventure on the "never EVER bring this to Xbox" scale.

Also, I trust Bungie implicitly, but I have no idea who these people are and it gives me a feeling like they're just leeching off the Halo license.
My train of thought on the subject exactly.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I have a buddy in town, so chances are I won't be in before 1 - 2 am.
Any chance of a drunken Dakar signing on late night?
     
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Any chance of a drunken Dakar signing on late night?
Quite.
     
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Gears/L4D/Halo tonight? 10pm EST?
     
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Cross-posting, I thought you were better than that Bogues...
     
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Cross-posting, I thought you were better than that Bogues...
nah, its the best way to get some attention
     
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If I make do with a 32" CRT you can too.
I own zero TVs. My parents offered me their 19 year old 20" Zenith. I told them I'd rather have no TV.

My idea: Double-duty your car as a Taxi, in fact set it up like Cash Cab, only you rob the customers instead.
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I own zero TVs. My parents offered me their 19 year old 20" Zenith. I told them I'd rather have no TV.
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