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Feb 23, 2009, 11:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Looks like somebody got themselves a new game!
i saw this too
Good pick up Fatty , you won't be disappointed.
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Feb 28, 2009, 05:04 PM
 
This weekend is terrible for gaming for me but....
Next weekend March 6-8 is wide open for the start of my "spring" break,
i'll be stuck at PSU all weekend unable to go home due to work and it will be a ghost town so let meet up and play halo/gears/L4D/Something...
     
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Mar 2, 2009, 08:00 PM
 
Halo 3 - One billionth game
The total matchmaking playtime to date, not including custom or offline matches, sits at 2,023,153,340,764 seconds, or over 64,000 years. That is a long time.

EDIT: Triple post, no replies = no one likes me
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Mar 3, 2009, 02:17 AM
 
Nah, it just means MacNN folks have temporarily lost interest in the game. Sek is to busy with Fallout 3, Dakar is obsessed with Burnout Paradise & I'm to busy securing my lead in Left 4 Dead achievements.

I still say we should go for the Vidmaster Challenge: Annual achievement this weekend. But the chances of getting you to appear for a Halo meet-up are slim to none. You stood us up on the last 2 we had.... jerk.

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Mar 3, 2009, 02:19 AM
 
The total matchmaking playtime to date, not including custom or offline matches, sits at 2,023,153,340,764 seconds, or over 64,000 years. That is a long time.
I wonder how much that number would increase if they included the time to gather up players & load/vote maps.

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Mar 3, 2009, 09:14 AM
 
I completely forgot about our co-op campaign after all the multi a couple weekends ago.

I'm still up for doing Cortana, getting me the skull, and finishing out sek's Legendary achievement.

And the Vidmaster achievement from there.
     
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Mar 3, 2009, 10:22 AM
 
Well i'm completely free when ever you ladies want to meet up this weekend, so if you set the times i'll be on.
     
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Mar 3, 2009, 10:27 AM
 
My Saturday night is booked. I won't be on til late, if at all.
     
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Mar 3, 2009, 10:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
My Saturday night is booked. I won't be on til late, if at all.
friday night? i think i work till 10
     
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Mar 3, 2009, 10:30 AM
 
Friday Night looks better, no guarantees, though.
     
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Mar 3, 2009, 10:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Friday Night looks better, no guarantees, though.
Now your being like me, shame.
     
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Mar 3, 2009, 10:39 AM
 
Yeah, no one wants that.
     
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Mar 3, 2009, 10:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Yeah, no one wants that.
Especially from you, as you know you hold the title of meet up/organizational leader.
     
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Mar 13, 2009, 11:42 AM
 
I see Crosbie finally put his nose to grindstone the past few nights for the meta achieves. Did you really miss the Tsavo one by less than 200 points?
     
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Mar 13, 2009, 01:33 PM
 
Yeah. The stupid ****'n AI can't drive a warthog at all. I missed the 2x time bonus because of their incompetent driving.

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Tsavo Highway is also one of the worst to get stuck doing alone.
     
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Mar 13, 2009, 03:42 PM
 
Tell me about it. Oh well, I'm going to give it another try tonight.

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Mar 20, 2009, 04:40 PM
 
Are we going to have a campaign meet-up this weekend?

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Saturday night I won't be home til late.
     
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Mar 21, 2009, 04:44 PM
 
Alright, we got the points, stogie, you like Halo. Enough with the achievements already.
     
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Mar 21, 2009, 07:00 PM
 
Funny, I felt the same way after seeing your Burnout Paradise achievements popping up in the feed.

Don't worry, not including the Mythic achievements, I only have 6 more remaining.

Free for all:
- 2 for 1 laser
- sword triple kill
- overkill

Legendary:
- 2 flag carrier kills
- 3 odd ball kills

Vidmaster Challenge: Anual - Which you jerks are in no hurry to get. It may have to come down to me doing a craiglist type post over in the Bungie forums. Kind of like what Ort888 did for RE5.
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Mar 21, 2009, 07:43 PM
 
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Mar 21, 2009, 07:46 PM
 
I have Fallout 3 achievements that need tending to!

That said, I'm down for some Sunday 360 action with you jerks.

Maybe finish up Legendary campaign and get the vidmaster ach. while doing it?
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Funny, I felt the same way after seeing your Burnout Paradise achievements popping up in the feed.
What, you're bored of playing Burnout?
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 12:49 PM
 
I'm waiting til ODST.
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 02:40 PM
 
Yeah, I'll be picking up the map pack. I'm itching to play some sandbox.

Achievement update:
Got 2 of my remaining 6 achievements last night. All Legendary achievments are done. Only ones left are the FFA achievements and Annual. I can see those being a bitch to get. Oh well, at least I passed Bogues on achievement points.

If that doesn't get Bogues to start playing Halo 3 more frequently, nothing will.

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Mar 23, 2009, 03:14 PM
 
must....get....splatter spree on legendary map
anyone want to play halo ? haha

EDIT: i will be picking up the map pack
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 05:37 PM
 
I'll probably pick it up too, looks like we can leave Dakar out in the cold.
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 05:40 PM
 
I'm tempted to get an Xbox just so I can join in leaving Dakar in the cold.
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 05:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I'll probably pick it up too, looks like we can leave Dakar out in the cold.
That only happens if they restrict the common hoppers to mythic in the early going.

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I'm tempted to get an Xbox just so I can join in leaving Dakar in the cold.
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Mar 23, 2009, 06:15 PM
 
Quiet coldy.
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 06:45 PM
 
I heard Dakar's favorite map is Cold Storage.

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His favorite food store is Cold Stone Creamery.
     
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I heard my favorite thing to catch is a....
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 09:30 PM
 
... wrestling match on TV featuring "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

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Mar 23, 2009, 10:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I heard my favorite thing to catch is a....
...n episode of Cold Case.
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 11:01 PM
 
...for being "spring time" it sure is cold outside today....
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
My faucet is from Kohl's.
interesting does it have two individual handles for hot and cold
     
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My faucet is from Kohl's.
Was it a Koehler brand faucet?
     
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Mar 27, 2009, 04:36 PM
 
Someone, please. Please explain to me why you think Halo 3 is such a big deal. Because every time I touch it, I find myself painfully aware that I'm playing a game that just doesn't really do anything.

Let's compare it to the competition. Where Bioshock, Call of Duty 4 and Half-Life 2 have densely-textured, original environments, intelligent, layered stories, and multi-faceted, believably-realized personalities, Halo 3's much-vaunted "epic" plot pretty much consists of, "Here are the bad guys. Kill 'em, barely-characterised hero man!"

Where Gears of War and Counter-Strike facilitate rewarding, tactical play, Halo 3's meat-and-potatoes, run-and-gun simplicity is a basic, late '90s blandathon with less imagination than a dead cow. Where Quake 3 (and Quake Live) are lightning fast, heart-pounding tests of nerve and precision, Halo 3's sluggish pace and floaty physics make it feel like a "My first FPS" starter kit - the videogame equivalent of training pants for those wishing to play a proper shooter when they grow up.

The graphics? In a genre which drives - and is driven by - technology like no other, they're functional at best, as long as you can ignore the fact that the production design makes everything in this pseudo-dramatic tosh look like a Tonka toy. The enemies? Find me but one that looks threatening or behaves in a genuinely interesting way and you sir (or madam) get a shiny gold star and my eternal respect for achieving the impossible.



Halo 3 is a bog-basic, personality-deprived FPS-by-numbers, a flairless inspiration-void with absolutely nothing of its own to bring to the table bar a glorified level editor. It's the McDonald’s of FPS, and if the original Xbox's first-year line-up hadn't been so largely unexciting, it wouldn't have half the profile it has now.
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Mar 28, 2009, 10:52 PM
 
Got the 2 for 1 laser achievement.... finally. It's hard getting this achievement the legit way when there's only 3 FFA maps containing lasers (High Ground, Snow Bound, Construct.) I got lucky with this shot.



Not only that but it was my last shot too.


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Mar 28, 2009, 11:51 PM
 
Sorry about ignoring your requests Rumor. I was dead set on getting this achievement today. Also, I don't own RE 5.

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I thought it was pretty well-known that Halo 3 was basically the multiplayer entry in the series. I've never heard anybody talk about how awesome its plot is. The other two Halo games had much better stories.
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I;m more of the opinion that its moved away from the one-one combat to more of the vehicles. The BR battles can be a little monotonous, if not ridiculous on a map with spawn sightlines.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Sorry about ignoring your requests Rumor. I was dead set on getting this achievement today. Also, I don't own RE 5.
No worries. I thought I saw you or your brother playing it the other day, which is why I sent the invite.
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My copy of Halo 3 should be here in a few days.
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