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by Lartrak
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What's your specs?
Replies: 66
Views: 8035

Re: What's your specs?

I'm a little behind the curve (two years). HP DVD+-RW burner Antec 902 case (hey, it's very durable and has decent cooling, and ended up being under $100) Western Digital 640 GB SATA HDD @ 7200 RPM ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 790X mobo Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (with a CoolerMaster Hyper212 Plus on ...
by Lartrak
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What's your specs?
Replies: 66
Views: 8035

Re: What's your specs?

I'm a little behind the curve (two years). HP DVD+-RW burner Antec 902 case (hey, it's very durable and has decent cooling, and ended up being under $100) Western Digital 640 GB SATA HDD @ 7200 RPM ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 790X mobo Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (with a CoolerMaster Hyper212 Plus on i...
by Lartrak
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Skyrim!
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Skyrim!

You're crazy. Also, for some reason all of Bethesda's games run like shit on PS3. I will admit to not having played it enough to give it a fair judgement, not to mention playing it on console instead of PC (I never like first person games as much on consoles, Metroid Prime/Goldeneye excepted). I'll...
by Lartrak
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Building a new PC
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: Building a new PC

Best Buy plans to completely eliminate all physical media. It's why a lot of them have so many random new things, like musical instruments, popcorn machines, soda makers, etc - they're hoping to find SOMETHING to replace them. Personally, I think Best Buy is circling the toilet, and will probably be...
by Lartrak
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Skyrim!
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Skyrim!

Thought I'd give it a shot after not liking Oblivion. I did like Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Didn't give it a huge amount of playtime, but it felt like Oblivion still. I dunno, just don't like it. The conversation/character stuff is better, but it's still not nearly as good as Fallout 3/New Vegas. At l...
by Lartrak
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 65
Views: 6837

Re: Jobs

Funny this thread is still going. I was out of work for a good while, but I'm now working in retail (making enough money I can live with roommates, though just barely) and going for a Master's. Library science thing - I actually have like 5 years of experience working in libraries, and I've been kin...
by Lartrak
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Commercial homebrew?
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Commercial homebrew?

The only SNES homebrew released on cartridge I know of is Frog Feast, which has been released on a TON of systems. Unfortunately, to date there doesn't appear to be a homebrew replacement for the SNES lockout chip (unlike the NES, where there are a couple homebrewed ones available) so it was made by...
by Lartrak
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Commercial homebrew?
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Commercial homebrew?

I've actually been wondering the same thing, and a list would be helpful. BTW, I have a copy of Battle Kid and Pier Solar. They're both really good actually. From what I've seen of your taste on this forum, think you'd really like Battle Kid. It is hard, but the design, music, graphical design and g...
by Lartrak
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Moving to a new town... for the first time in ten years
Replies: 29
Views: 2713

Re: Moving to a new town... for the first time in ten years

Your place looks great. It's kind of what my place would like if I had any taste. Also, that Singer sewing machine, we had that exact same one in my house from the time I was born til we moved to Missouri when I was 18. Also, Outlander isn't a great film, but it is interesting: it tries to give a pl...
by Lartrak
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Netflix ditches the DVD business
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Netflix ditches the DVD business

Yeah. Must piss off the studios when they can't continue to charge money to let people see their decades old pieces of property. They've probably hated it since CDs came out, which don't wear out like vinyls and cassettes.
by Lartrak
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Netflix ditches the DVD business
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Netflix ditches the DVD business

Probably nothing. I'd likely buy a lot more movies though. Occasionally Redbox new releases.

I may keep it though... Not 100% yet honestly.
by Lartrak
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Goddamnit, George Lucas
Replies: 28
Views: 3363

Re: Goddamnit, George Lucas

Also, in 1080p, the CGI is horrifically dated. All live-actors on screen look like they've been dropped into a Pixar film It's made worse by the flat lighting often used and bland camera angles. Everyone pops out of the background more than they should because of that. Revenge of the Sith has the s...
by Lartrak
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Netflix ditches the DVD business
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Netflix ditches the DVD business

They're vastly overestimating the speed of the demise of the DVD part of their service. It WOULD have been a significant part of their business for probably another 5 years, maybe longer, but they're just killing it now. The instant selection is getting significantly better, but it's still not good ...
by Lartrak
Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Goddamnit, George Lucas
Replies: 28
Views: 3363

Re: Goddamnit, George Lucas

I haven't seen the whole thing yet, but there's a number of really good things about the edit and some bad ones... Bad: He added music to a variety of scenes without it - almost all of these were poor choices in my opinion. The re-edit of Vader/Obi-Wan duel plus music just wrecks it. I think he did ...
by Lartrak
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Super Smash Land
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Super Smash Land

I have to admit I would have been a lot more intrigued if this was actually going to be released on cart. I dunno, still looks kind of neat, but when it's not a ROM or a cart, it means it was purely a stylistic choice and you weren't actually forced to work around difficult hardware. That's half the...
by Lartrak
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Post everytime that you buy a new game...
Replies: 4291
Views: 194083

Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

In theory I should have Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the Augmented PC version, but Best Buy's preorder system is stupid and a waste of time, so I have to wait til tomorrow. Annoying. I'm working there part time right now, and they say they want to take out GameStop. Not happening with the way the prio...
by Lartrak
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 65
Views: 6837

Re: Jobs

I currently work for a cable company. I don't like it. Too much stressful overtime, contradictory demands, and stressful work. Something about the job gives me bad headaches too, and I worry about my back as apparently I suck at hefting ladders. So I'll be quitting soon I think and I have no replace...
by Lartrak
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: WANTED: NES & SNES Games (ADDED: Games for Sale)
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: WANTED: NES & SNES Games (ADDED: Games for Sale)

Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Only had a dupe of one of the NES titles, and it's Chip N Dale (super common). Oh well.
by Lartrak
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: WANTED: NES & SNES Games (ADDED: Games for Sale)
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: WANTED: NES & SNES Games

By my mental estimate, all those SNES titles combined would run in the $300-$350 range if bought individually. Just a heads up there. That said, I presume you don't care if these are complete or anything? I think I might have duplicates of a couple of the NES carts you're looking for, have to double...
by Lartrak
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Ghost Trick - DS
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: Ghost Trick - DS

I saw the previews for this on the Nintendo channel. I didn't realize it was done by the guys who did Phoenix Wright. Thought the trailer looked interesting, but I was betting it'd lack a lot of polish. Sounds like I was wrong.

I'm sold.