Morning Discussion

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    March 14, 2008 6:16 AM

    So, what are you guys playing this weekend? Trying to get a game of anything going?

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      March 14, 2008 6:18 AM

      COD4 still gets the most playtime from me. Some NHL08 maybe. Also should start Prey or Skate...

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        March 14, 2008 6:19 AM

        You could probably beat Prey by the end of the weekend, depending on how much time you put into gaming. I think I beat it in a day (fun game for sure).

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        March 14, 2008 6:20 AM

        The longetivity of CoD4 is pretty amazing. Anyone bet that this Christmas we'll see a disgusting glut of FPS w/ persistent unlocking stats?

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          March 14, 2008 6:23 AM

          It's already begun. BF2, BF2142, CoD4.
          It seems to be a decent impetus for playtime. It is annoying, but the nice thing about CoD4 was that the initial weapons are decent enough that you don't need to worry about levelling up the same way.

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          March 14, 2008 6:25 AM

          It didn't even start with COD4, they just got it really right

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          March 14, 2008 6:26 AM

          I'm already of getting bored of it. The guns are like I've unlocked but to get XP to advance I've got to use other suckier stuff :(

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          March 14, 2008 6:26 AM

          CoD4 multi is just as much fun to me as when I first started playing it. It helps that there are pretty much always shackers online to party up with. I just can't wait for the new maps.

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        March 14, 2008 6:20 AM

        ^^ I'm going to start CoD4 in the morning, and I plan to own you again in NHL 08 sometime durning the weekend.

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        March 14, 2008 6:26 AM

        I stopped playing COD4 for awhile but played a round earlier in the week and now can't stop. Such a good game. Hell I tried to sit down last night to beat campaign and ended up playing multi for a fewh ours.

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          March 14, 2008 6:28 AM

          If you haven't beat the campaign, you really need to play through it. Such a fantastic single player game. It's not too long either. Felt like the perfect length to me. Other games I've had to force myself to finish, but not this one. It was great from start to finish.

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            March 14, 2008 6:33 AM

            I think I've only put about 2 hours into it, I agree it's wonderful. I just can't stop playing the multi long enough to beat it.

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        March 14, 2008 6:45 AM

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          March 14, 2008 7:04 AM

          You need to adjust your priorities sir! COD4 first! :)

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          March 14, 2008 9:27 AM

          How strange... that is almost the same as my plan. 1. haircut. 2. Play COD4 (PC of course).
          Maybe finish up Army of two as well.

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        March 14, 2008 7:52 AM

        I'm gonna keep playing my knife-only build

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      March 14, 2008 6:19 AM

      CoD4 probably and maybe finishing up Army of Two, oh and I've The Club sitting around somewhere too.

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      March 14, 2008 6:19 AM

      Condemned 2 hopefully.

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      March 14, 2008 6:20 AM

      Condemned 2. Finished the first level so far and I want to say it's more tense than the first one. Melee is also beefed up a TON.

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      March 14, 2008 6:22 AM

      Have to tank Archimonde tonight. Then clean for the cable guy tommorrow. Then I will play Mass Effect.

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      March 14, 2008 6:27 AM

      Eye of Judgment, and a bit of Apollo Justice. I've been wanting to play more EOJ, but I haven't had the time.

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      March 14, 2008 6:27 AM

      DoW: Soulstorm of course! Sisters of Battle are neato.

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      March 14, 2008 6:30 AM

      Play some more STALKER. Just started another underground laboratory where I have to find Ghost.

      Also grabbed CoH : Opposing Fronts from Steam last night so I'm going to try and play some MP this weekend.

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      March 14, 2008 6:32 AM

      Have a SSBB party tonight in fact. Probably play 3 player local and 1 player wifi. Should be fun.

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      March 14, 2008 6:32 AM

      Company of heroes, Trackmania Nations, FFXII, Crysis.

      I have a problem concentrating on one game, I have to have a handfull to switch around to so I do not get frustrated or bored easily.

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      March 14, 2008 6:33 AM

      I think I might try some SSBB online. Only 50% through the campaign.

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      March 14, 2008 6:34 AM

      Vegas 2 is out here, I am tempted to grab it.

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        March 14, 2008 6:41 AM

        hate you. :( Maybe Target will break street date this weekend....

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      March 14, 2008 6:41 AM

      Resident Evil 4, should my new gamepad arrive tommorow. Quick time events took their toll on the last one's analogue stick.

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        March 14, 2008 6:47 AM

        How did that happen, did you throw it through the room in frustration? I don't like those QTEs, but RE4 doesn't have that many, at least as far as I remember...,

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          March 14, 2008 8:03 AM

          Well, I think QTEs were more the last straw than the absolute cause, it wasn't a new gamepad. It broke just after the cage fight with the blind dude in the castle, not a particularly QTE-intensive section but I guess all the twisting and turning did it.

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      March 14, 2008 6:41 AM

      The World of Wacraft demands my pressence. Fgt dinged 46 last night.

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      March 14, 2008 6:42 AM

      tf2 and lotro trial probably.

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      March 14, 2008 6:47 AM

      A weird mixture of hobbies this weekend. Shooting and D&D.

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        March 14, 2008 6:48 AM

        indoor or outdoor range?

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          March 14, 2008 6:49 AM

          Indoor this weekend. Breaking in my new px4 .40

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        March 14, 2008 7:06 AM

        I wish I could go shooting, I've got the DnD thing down pat, but not the shooting thing.

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      March 14, 2008 6:47 AM

      Smash Bros Brawl. I can't pull away from that game right now. If you play online regularly, send me a shackmsg to exchange friends codes. I am on gamewith.us as well

      OLRAK 1246 8373 1154

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        March 14, 2008 7:22 AM

        there : added you, i'm on as often as i can play videogame (not so much, but those days, alot !)

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        March 14, 2008 7:27 AM

        Oh, I think I played you last night. There were a lot of good matches going on in the games I joined.

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          March 14, 2008 7:29 AM

          Yes! That was a blast. You are pretty good with Lucas... you kept absorbing my damn charged beam shots :\

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            March 14, 2008 7:41 AM

            Those were some great 1-on-1 battles. We fought pretty hard for each kill. :)

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          March 14, 2008 9:07 AM

          I've been playing as Olimar lately... for some reason the playstyle seems to really suit me.

          I also switched from my elitist OMG Corded gamecube controller!!!!! position to wiimote+nunchuck... and strangely, I actually like it. It's more responsive than the corded controller, and I have absolutely no idea why.

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      March 14, 2008 6:48 AM

      going to try to take one last stab at getting into Mass Effect. If I can't get into it this weekend I am going to give up and move on to something else.

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        March 14, 2008 6:51 AM

        if you give up on that game you will be dead to me

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          March 14, 2008 6:53 AM

          the beginning of the game is just so fucking boring...

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            March 14, 2008 6:54 AM

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              March 14, 2008 6:57 AM

              I have played through the first "station" to the point that you leave. I lost intrest and havnt played the game in such a long time that I will have to start over because I forgot WTF was going on and am lost on the story.

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                March 14, 2008 6:59 AM

                keep going fool. What RPG have you ever played where you have absolutely no backstory (not KOTOR) that you were immediately immersed? Please let me know because I would love to be wowed by that game.

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                  March 14, 2008 7:01 AM

                  Oblivion?

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                    March 14, 2008 7:04 AM

                    LOL try again.

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                      March 14, 2008 7:06 AM

                      to add to that... just because you walk around and everyone says something about you doesn't mean you are immersed. Its not realistic, a poor design and detracts from the immersion.

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                        March 14, 2008 7:41 AM

                        I disagree. Oblivion was incredibly immersive and I could to what ever the hell I wanted to do at any time.

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        March 14, 2008 6:55 AM

        I had a hard time getting into it as well. I ended up beating it anyway in about 11 hours sticking with the main story line.

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      March 14, 2008 6:50 AM

      Try and beat Condemned 2 and Blue Dragon (I made it to Disc 3 this week). I will also play SSBB if it shows up.

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      March 14, 2008 6:55 AM

      Finish CoD4 singleplayer, then get shot in the face online.

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      March 14, 2008 6:57 AM

      I'm going out today and tomorrow but hopefully I can get some Titan Quest in!

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      March 14, 2008 7:02 AM

      Just played Gears Co-op on the hardest setting (name escapes me). Waiting for TF2 to download now.

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      March 14, 2008 7:03 AM

      I'm playing a game called "take the wife out on Saturday and hope I get laid afterwards"

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        March 14, 2008 7:10 AM

        being married sounds fun.

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      March 14, 2008 7:08 AM

      Tiger Woods 08. . .man, I'm so disappointed with that game thus far. I mean, I think the game play and all is fine, more challenging etc, but fuck, on my 360 it looks like I'm playing it on the xbox. The graphics are absolutely atrocious. What the fuck happened >:(

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        March 14, 2008 7:10 AM

        you apparently have a fisheye and cataracts

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          March 14, 2008 7:20 AM

          you serious? I havent checked the in-game options, but the characters looked pixelated to hell in comparison to like GoW, Halo 3, CoD 4 etc.

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            March 14, 2008 7:22 AM

            I never noticed any pixelation, outside of the trees. But I think the trees are starting to be an inside joke of sorts.

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            March 14, 2008 7:22 AM

            That said, everything is "smooth" but certainly not up to the GoW/Halo 3 quality, but those are EXCEPTIONAL. I'd say TW08 is "good".

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      March 14, 2008 7:10 AM

      Dead Rising - i'm giving it a second chance. Oh and SSBB

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        March 14, 2008 9:29 AM

        Dead Rising is good. I would suggest just messing around for a couple hours first to go up some levels. That way you unlock some moves. Then start over with the same character and do the story.

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          March 14, 2008 10:07 AM

          A good way to do that is take a few pics of the zombies through the gates before they come in, save the couple on the roof (take a pic of them hugging) and escort them back, save and quit. do that a few times to get your level up

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      March 14, 2008 7:11 AM

      My goal is to get a bit further in Metroid Prime 3, and hopefully beat Skate. I also just started an Assassins Creed game, and I'm having a lot of fun so far.

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      March 14, 2008 7:12 AM

      Warhammer Online - GF's out of town, and haven't been able to sink my teeth into my Dark Elf. If any of you are beta testing, join channel "shacker".

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        March 14, 2008 7:21 AM

        I watched a friend of mine play his beta copy (latest build) and decided never to look at this game again.

        :(

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          March 14, 2008 7:58 AM

          you're not in the nda, spill it!

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            March 14, 2008 8:07 AM

            Dunno what's to spill except it looks, feels and plays like ass. I was so dissapointed when i saw it. Even moreso when i saw it in action. Not an AAA title. Not even remotely close.

            :(

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      March 14, 2008 7:16 AM

      Condemned 2, hopefully.

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      March 14, 2008 7:19 AM

      Trying to squeeze in some NHL08 on 360 between homework.

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      March 14, 2008 7:21 AM

      Nothing on my 360 thanks to a timely RROD.
      Looks like I'll be forced to play more TF2.

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        March 14, 2008 9:40 AM

        The turnaround time on getting mine back was fairly quick. Just a couple weeks. Back to COD4.

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      March 14, 2008 7:24 AM

      Halo 3 if it shows up from gamefly, now that i have XBL, I wanna see what H3 is all about. and a bit of assassins creed if i get the time.

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      March 14, 2008 7:24 AM

      Trying to finish Final Fantasy Revenant Wings for the DS at work today and then finish XMen Legends II with the girlfriend on our co op file.

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      March 14, 2008 7:25 AM

      I'm hoping that our TF2 team actually plays this weekend

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      March 14, 2008 7:34 AM

      Dawn Of War with all expansions. 9 fucking races. 9 fucking.

      The multiplayer community is still going strong too, it appears!

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      March 14, 2008 7:35 AM

      World in Conflict. So fucking awesome and the narration by Alec Baldwin of the SP is amazing.

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      March 14, 2008 7:37 AM

      Still playing Hellgate. ITs getting better.

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      March 14, 2008 7:38 AM

      probably Mass Effect , Episode 2 and some TF2 if there is action going on on shack east

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      March 14, 2008 7:53 AM

      Smash Bros Brawl, finishing Apollo Justice (4th case) and Runaway.

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      March 14, 2008 8:02 AM

      CoD4 Multi (lvl 31 and going), and I just re-installed WoW. Doh.

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      March 14, 2008 8:15 AM

      Titan Quest.... if it would stop crashing on me constantly :(

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      March 14, 2008 8:16 AM

      I believe the woman and I will continue wading through Smash Bros. Brawl's SSE mode. Very tedious so far. Still, she's into the game and enjoys the Brawl mode against proficient AIs. We're having good times with it.

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      March 14, 2008 8:26 AM

      Mass Effect and Soulstorm.

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      March 14, 2008 8:32 AM

      Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer, Company of Heroes, Army of Two, Gears of War, Ratchet & Clank, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and Final Fantasy: The Crystal Chronicles - Rings of Fate.

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      March 14, 2008 8:51 AM

      Getting back into Oblivion, I think. See you in June.

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      March 14, 2008 8:52 AM

      I just reinstalled Oblivion.

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        March 14, 2008 9:33 AM

        Ah I did recently too - wanting to pimp the settings on my new rig and maybe check out the expansion. I couldn't get past the sillyputty faces of the characters - sad that such a gorgeous game a couple of years ago loses so much glimmer.

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          March 14, 2008 9:39 AM

          I just installed a mod to improve facial textures and another one that redid every NPC face in the game. It's nice. I tried to download Qarl's Texture Pack 3 last night, too, but my brother was torrenting like crazy so I could only get 70kb/s.

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          March 14, 2008 10:14 AM

          Cranked it's still really purty. Shit faces though, yeah.

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        March 14, 2008 10:08 AM

        every time i do this I end up spending 2 days downloading and installing mods and then I give up after it crashes 5 minutes into the game for the 10th time

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      March 14, 2008 9:07 AM

      I'm pretty hooked into Lost Odyssey now, 2nd disc for me.

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      March 14, 2008 9:14 AM

      Stalker and Oblivion. Maybe some Crysis if I beat Stalker. I'm off straight through to Tuesday.

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      March 14, 2008 9:30 AM

      Honeylocust Survivor Online

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      March 14, 2008 9:32 AM

      I will (hopefully) complete the MAME cabinet I've been building. Pic:
      http://bp3.blogger.com/_PsHxYvGOJL8/R9SMkYfo3bI/AAAAAAAAANc/tqdY7ErmwO8/s1600-h/DSCF0742.JPG

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      March 14, 2008 9:34 AM

      naked leapfrog with the woman.

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      March 14, 2008 9:35 AM

      CoD4, trying to get Super Smash Brothers Melee working online futilely :(

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      March 14, 2008 9:42 AM

      Bit of WoW tonight, then fuck loads of unreleased games at play.com live aaaaaaall weekend.

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      March 14, 2008 10:02 AM

      QW:ET and wee bit of Guitar Hero III ...

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      March 14, 2008 10:03 AM

      I am doing nothing except playing CoD4 tonight!!!
      Saturday, taking the kids to the park/lunch, then movie night when my wife gets off of work.
      Sunday, watch a couple of movies/play some games.

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      March 14, 2008 10:08 AM

      LOTRO bitches!

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      March 14, 2008 10:11 AM

      Quake 2 with Thief! We'll be playing via direct TCP w/ one of us hosting for some Nightmare CO-OP!} We may even put in some 1 on 1 afterwards. I'm hoping there is still a Tournament Mod or GXMod server running somewhere so there's no ping advantage one way or the other, but regardless, it should be lots of fun!

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      March 14, 2008 10:22 AM

      My bro is coming over tomorrow so the Rock Band will be rocked out on. I think I'm about to do the last part of Episode 2 driving my car around with magnusson devices and blowing up striders?, and maybe some more Patapon. You know, the second fucking mission in the game. >:(

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      March 14, 2008 10:26 AM

      Im about an hour from finishing Uncharted.... While not the perfect game, it makes me sad don’t want it to end!

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      March 14, 2008 10:28 AM

      EVE, of course. Some of you should come back and play.

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      March 14, 2008 10:35 AM

      I'm going to try and finish off the adventure mode in SSBB.

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      March 14, 2008 10:36 AM

      Brawl, Brawl, and more Brawl. Having people over tomorrow to play it for a very long time. Probably some Rock Band thrown in there too.

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      March 14, 2008 10:37 AM

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      March 14, 2008 10:38 AM

      more Condemned 2. I can only play at night.

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      March 14, 2008 10:41 AM

      SSBB and Lost Odyssey. Need to learn the Brawl basics since I'm a newcomer to the series.

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      March 14, 2008 10:52 AM

      Soul Blazer for the SNES. Pretty cool so far.

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        March 14, 2008 10:55 AM

        How have you never played that awesome game?

        Have you at least played Illusion of Gaia? Terranigma?

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      March 14, 2008 10:53 AM

      condemned 2 aww yeah

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      March 14, 2008 11:03 AM

      CoD4 - so I can hit level 55 and Prestige again for the second time. It's like crack after you do it once...

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      March 14, 2008 11:31 AM

      Dude, before your gaming remind your woman that it's March 14th. Steak and a BJ day (Male version of Valentines day).
      http://www.steakandbjday.com/

      And here is a card to give her:
      http://www.steakandbjday.com/cards/SaBJD_card_13.jpg

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      March 14, 2008 11:38 AM

      Brawl, Patapon, and God of War - games are so good.

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      March 14, 2008 11:41 AM

      Hide the Pickle I hope.

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      March 14, 2008 5:44 PM

      i'll be playing titan quest probably. I'm going to try to get out dancing quite a bit this weekend, though, so i'm not sure how much time i'll have.

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