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thank the sweet lord!! definitely selling my... 1,318 Views / 35 Replies  
thank the sweet lord!! definitely selling my whitebook for this...
Posted by pyrite, on Jun 8, 2009 at 08:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Naa it's cool, I know what you mean :) And... 473 Views / 10 Replies  
Naa it's cool, I know what you mean :)

And if there's one album I'm happy to pay tribute to...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 24, 2008 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That passage was the only part of the whole album... 473 Views / 10 Replies  
That passage was the only part of the whole album that worried me, and your reaction that it's a 'rip-off' is a shame, as I was thinking of cutting that whole progression to avoid your very reaction....
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 24, 2008 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
thanks shortcut, pass the link around. I take the... 473 Views / 10 Replies  
thanks shortcut, pass the link around. I take the paranoid android comment as a high complement; OK Computer is probably my favourite album of all time, on both a creative and technical level. It was...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 24, 2008 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Free Album download: Ice Pictures EP 473 Views / 10 Replies  
In a shameless act of self-promotion, click the link below to download the debut Ice Pictures EP for free (see links in 'About Ice Pictures' section) in MP3 or AAC format.
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Posted by pyrite, on Oct 24, 2008 at 04:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the inclusion of a real GPU and backlit... 19,130 Views / 514 Replies  
I think the inclusion of a real GPU and backlit keyboard in the MB are the biggest surprises for me - I really thought apple's inclusion of them in the Pro range only was a very strategic...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 14, 2008 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I see your point tooki, and I'm sure most home... 19,130 Views / 514 Replies  
I see your point tooki, and I'm sure most home users never touch their FW port.

I guess it's just for me and other 'power' users - FW is essential for the reliable streaming performance I get...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 14, 2008 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
one other personal preference - although I'm very... 19,130 Views / 514 Replies  
one other personal preference - although I'm very much used to my MB keyboard now, the flat boards never had the same tactile feel of the amazing PB/MBP keyboard (used to have a 12" powerbook,...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 14, 2008 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was wondering when someone would refute that... 19,130 Views / 514 Replies  
I was wondering when someone would refute that ridiculous whine... Yes, it's still a computer. That's not what I'd call a failure on apple's part... It's a major refresh to be sure, and we're getting...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 14, 2008 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ambivalent 19,130 Views / 514 Replies  
On one hand I love this new MB design... super sleek, simplistic, real GPU...

But, although I do hate the inevitable whining every time a new product launches, there's one thing that really...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 14, 2008 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
completely agree with all of these comments :) 2,999 Views / 56 Replies  
completely agree with all of these comments :)
Posted by pyrite, on May 12, 2008 at 06:59 PM, in Gaming
I think the answer to this is both yes and no. I... 2,999 Views / 56 Replies  
I think the answer to this is both yes and no. I think games are made with as much dedication and passion as they were in the early days, and it is without a doubt reaching new levels as an artistic...
Posted by pyrite, on May 12, 2008 at 12:33 AM, in Gaming
Poll: PS: wrong thread, I know, but this thread seems... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
PS: wrong thread, I know, but this thread seems to be a good general stop for all things gaming related!!
Posted by pyrite, on May 11, 2008 at 11:17 PM, in Gaming
Poll: I'm hoping to pick up a DS lite in a week or so,... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
I'm hoping to pick up a DS lite in a week or so, I've never really played them much. experiences? recommendations?

From the reading I've done, I'm thinking New SMB / Mario Kart / Zelda / Elite...
Posted by pyrite, on May 11, 2008 at 11:16 PM, in Gaming
aaaah THANK YOU - an excellent solution :D 335 Views / 4 Replies  
aaaah THANK YOU - an excellent solution :D
Posted by pyrite, on Jan 31, 2008 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The GT games won't class as true simulators until... 862 Views / 29 Replies  
The GT games won't class as true simulators until they introduce damage IMO. No practical penalty for riding barriers and hitting opponents is laughable.
Forza gameplay with GT5 graphics would make...
Posted by pyrite, on Jan 30, 2008 at 11:34 PM, in Gaming
Q's about fw ports on current MBP 335 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi, just wondering about the firewire ports on the current MBP -

I just read a review of the current model on MacInTouch (see Review: MacBook Pro (15" LED)...
Posted by pyrite, on Jan 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies :) Will try! 1,962 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the replies :) Will try!
Posted by pyrite, on Jan 30, 2008 at 05:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Dual Boot Leopard and Tiger? 1,962 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi, I'm planning on getting a new MBP soon (base spec 15") mostly for Pro Tools use, but Pro Tools is not yet Leopard Compatible. I'd love, however, to be running Leopard for all other personal apps...
Posted by pyrite, on Jan 29, 2008 at 08:27 PM, in Mac OS X
damn... 8,220 Views / 251 Replies  
Not for me I'm afraid. I've been hanging for an ultra-portable for use with Pro Tools LE, but this hot little beast has no FW400 :(

That and the slow speed of the standard HDD are a dealbreaker...
Posted by pyrite, on Jan 15, 2008 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
...except the fact that it's a memory-hoarding,... 1,266 Views / 37 Replies  
...except the fact that it's a memory-hoarding, CPU hungry bandwidth wasting bastard, right?
Posted by pyrite, on Dec 20, 2007 at 07:46 PM, in Applications
Poll: they're definitely overpriced, but they enrich... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
they're definitely overpriced, but they enrich the list a lot IMO. It's nice to have such a flexible template for the forge (Foundry's standard layout is awesome, too) and a vehicle-track style level...
Posted by pyrite, on Dec 13, 2007 at 10:52 PM, in Gaming
Loving Mass Effect. Booted up forza 2 last night... 2,270 Views / 48 Replies  
Loving Mass Effect. Booted up forza 2 last night and fell COMPLETELY in love with it all over again. Forza 2 + wireless wheel = perfection :)

other than that, it's all halo for me atm. looking...
Posted by pyrite, on Dec 13, 2007 at 10:47 PM, in Gaming
Lovin the new maps. Overpriced for 3 maps but... 507 Views / 7 Replies  
Lovin the new maps. Overpriced for 3 maps but still awesome. Haven't spent enough time in rat's nest to comment really, but Foundry is the forge's bitch and standoff is excellent. Only thing, the DLC...
Posted by pyrite, on Dec 13, 2007 at 10:39 PM, in Gaming
Holy crap - I couldn't agree with you more :D 932 Views / 20 Replies  
Holy crap - I couldn't agree with you more :D
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 30, 2007 at 01:29 AM, in Gaming
Poll: Apple generally succeed in any product or field... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Apple generally succeed in any product or field they take genuinely seriously on entry - and let's be honest, up to this point they've NEVER taken games seriously (certainly not anywhere near as...
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 29, 2007 at 01:24 AM, in Gaming
Poll: granted, but I personally think their design... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
granted, but I personally think their design philosophies would be very compatible... sega only failed because they lacked EA backing on the Dreamcast IMO, which also came after the Saturn, which had...
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 28, 2007 at 10:53 PM, in Gaming
Poll: I should add, though, that if the market weren't... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
I should add, though, that if the market weren't so saturated, I'd LOVE to see a joint venture between Apple and Sega, great idea if the time is ever right :thumbsup:
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 28, 2007 at 07:05 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Personally, i think it'd be a terrible idea at... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Personally, i think it'd be a terrible idea at the moment. Apple are so good at what they do already, entering a new and saturated market like games industry be an overly expensive and risky move...
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 28, 2007 at 06:53 PM, in Gaming
(let the flaming begin... it's a vague post, and... 4,805 Views / 83 Replies  
(let the flaming begin... it's a vague post, and anally retentive people don't accept that as adequate.. ahem - why oh why did I bother??!)
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 12, 2007 at 09:38 PM, in Mac OS X
gah, all I'm hearing re: leopard is bitching and... 4,805 Views / 83 Replies  
gah, all I'm hearing re: leopard is bitching and moaning... yes, it has it's flaws to be sure. But saying Vista is fundamentally better because of any of the minor concerns mentioned here... (yes,...
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 12, 2007 at 09:36 PM, in Mac OS X
damn... I was hoping for a much better... 1,667 Views / 35 Replies  
damn... I was hoping for a much better performance jump from X3100. What can you expect from integrated graphics I guess, but I'm still disappointed. More and more I'm thinking my next machine will...
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 12, 2007 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
and THIS is why we've been waiting so long for a... 4,392 Views / 58 Replies  
and THIS is why we've been waiting so long for a new Mac Pro, I imagine...

MacNN | Intel releases first 45nm Xeon CPUs (http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/11/11/intel.45nm.core.2.and.xeon/)
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 11, 2007 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: completely in love with my fiance, have been for... 1,142 Views / 46 Replies  
completely in love with my fiance, have been for 3 years - will never change
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like leopard. Neutral = good. I mostly... 2,692 Views / 69 Replies  
I like leopard. Neutral = good.

I mostly spend my time recording audio and I like an interface that doesn't distract - I love the Apple Pro apps' interface so this works nicely - the only...
Posted by pyrite, on Nov 4, 2007 at 07:26 PM, in Mac OS X
...which wouldn't even be an issue if sony... 1,216 Views / 8 Replies  
...which wouldn't even be an issue if sony weren't cheapasses.. haven't they ever heard of a scaler chip??
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 16, 2007 at 08:52 PM, in Gaming
Orange Box, The (xbox360: 2007): Reviews... 54,937 Views / 16 Replies  
Orange Box, The (xbox360: 2007): Reviews (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/halflife2theorangebox)

Not only is it out, it's.. erm... quite good apparently :D
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:56 PM, in Gaming
that's without a doubt the fugliest... 724 Views / 26 Replies  
that's without a doubt the fugliest computer-related anything i've ever seen...

great concept tho :D
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 9, 2007 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hate radio so I couldn't care. Apple's reason... 1,768 Views / 37 Replies  
I hate radio so I couldn't care. Apple's reason is probably to encourage ITMS sales.
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 7, 2007 at 06:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Bungie didn't 'sell out' when they left the Mac... 813 Views / 11 Replies  
Bungie didn't 'sell out' when they left the Mac platform. It was their first great business move as a dev studio.
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 7, 2007 at 06:46 PM, in Gaming
^^ qualifying the above, I understand that Halo 2... 1,656 Views / 31 Replies  
^^ qualifying the above, I understand that Halo 2 has been slammed for its story development and cliffhanger ending.. Bungie have expressed their disappointment with the ending, but the the story up...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 4, 2007 at 09:16 PM, in Gaming
Bull. shite. Your username precedes you! ... 1,656 Views / 31 Replies  
Bull. shite. Your username precedes you!

Bungie's primary focus and drive in the Halo and Marathon universe has always been story. The fact that you don't follow or understand the story means you...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 4, 2007 at 09:11 PM, in Gaming
This guy's a known cynic, and he's funny as hell.... 1,656 Views / 31 Replies  
This guy's a known cynic, and he's funny as hell. The only game i've ever heard him not slam is Psychonauts, purely based on its uniqueness. Don't take him seriously, just enjoy his bastardly rants...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 4, 2007 at 08:58 PM, in Gaming
Also, finish it on legendary to get a little more... 1,677 Views / 52 Replies  
Also, finish it on legendary to get a little more cutscene action at the end... it's a very significant clip. Don't believe every spoiler you read, most of what's out there on forums/boards is just...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 2, 2007 at 08:31 PM, in Gaming
Indeed.. you only missed the crux of the entire... 1,677 Views / 52 Replies  
Indeed.. you only missed the crux of the entire ending :p



I'll second that.. they've matched the art style so well it's hard to see a big jump at first.. until you actually boot up Halo 2 and...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 2, 2007 at 08:28 PM, in Gaming
Great list :) I've always been scared to start... 4,650 Views / 61 Replies  
Great list :) I've always been scared to start WoW, coz I know how people get lost in it... I have limited gaming time and i'm not prepared to lose too much of it to any single game, I feel like i'd...
Posted by pyrite, on Oct 2, 2007 at 06:50 PM, in Gaming
Poll: The Halo story may be a lot deeper than you think... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
The Halo story may be a lot deeper than you think - in fact, i'd argue that you can't truly appreciate Halo until you've sunk your teeth into the storyline. There's a huge amount of plot and history...
Posted by pyrite, on Sep 30, 2007 at 09:01 PM, in Gaming
Finished Halo 3 campaign on Legendary on the... 4,650 Views / 61 Replies  
Finished Halo 3 campaign on Legendary on the weekend (co-op) - and I have to say, it was the best fun I've had in a LONNGGGGG time!! It took me an hour or so to get right into it (I was expecting it...
Posted by pyrite, on Sep 30, 2007 at 07:12 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Honestly man, Matchmaking will swallow you whole.... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Honestly man, Matchmaking will swallow you whole. I've played 80ish slayer matches already, which is freakish for me - online play is usually a casual affair for me. The matchmaking system is superb,...
Posted by pyrite, on Sep 27, 2007 at 06:29 PM, in Gaming
Poll: They're insane, and they're obviously missing the... 389,079 Views / 9,786 Replies  
They're insane, and they're obviously missing the point of Halo 3. There's SO much to keep halo 3 fresh and distinct from Halo 2, whether it be the new maps, the forge, the replay editor, the new...
Posted by pyrite, on Sep 26, 2007 at 11:19 PM, in Gaming
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