Haven't played much recently but I'm down for games or showing new people the ropes if you're interested. Send me a PM and I'll drop you a link to my profile! Don't have any invites left unfortunately.
Petie and Allamorph, anything in particular you want to know? The wikipedia page describes the basic gameplay elements pretty well so I wasn't sure what to write here without rambling endlessly.
Cripes. Think I was called elite dbz or something equally ridiculous way back in the days before the board got haxored or whatever it was, but red since then. Pretty amazing to see so many old faces posting in 'ere, wouldn't know where to start when it comes to trying to say hello again and whatnot!
Any chance anyone knows what Deus and Sephiroth are up to these days? Either I'm a blithering idiot (fairly likely to be honest) or I didn't spot them while nostalgia tripping through the thread.
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[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][strike]Death[/strike] Defeat to the cheating French![/size][/font]
Hoping said defeat is decided by a keeper charging up the field and punching it in Kahn-style, preferably with a deflection off Henry's face! Not that I'm the vengeful type...
Also hoping England get somewhere but that's mostly out of a wish to see the incredibly pessimistic press & supporters shut up for five minutes Looking forward to watching the Dutch play too, if only to see van Persie have a touch of the flippin' ball (the man works magic, I tell thee).
Windows 7 'ere. Love Aero and things like the ickle gadget I'm using (which is called system control), but hate that customisation only goes so far when there's huge potential for tweaking shenanigans.
[quote name='Gavin'][SIZE=1]I admit I am always a little perplexed by the fascination that has developed around the day, more so those with absolutely no Irish connections (and no, your housemate's third cousin's ex-girlfriend's grandfather does not practically make you Irish) being so enthused by it.
As someone who is labeled plastic at family events for being the only member not born & raised in eire, same here!
Modern Warfare 2 on the PC. First came the announcement that there would be no mod tools or dedicated servers - a terrible blow, but one that I would've been able to forgive for the sake of a vastly improved CoD4.
Then the release came, and I spent my first week invariably getting decked at extreme range by people dual weilding century-old lever action shotguns. Since then, on top of the lag and ridiculous matchmaking problems, its been one horrible balance issue after another.
I'm looking forward to [b][url=http://www.blackprophecy.com]Black Prophecy[/url][/b]. It's another pew pew internet spaceships MMO but unlike EVE etc it grants you full control over the ship, which will hopefully mean skill isn't limited to how well you can design a spreadsheet. It's being made by the same small German team who made a game called Neocron, one of few decent attempts at an mmofps. Oh, and it looks gorgeous too :p
[quote name='ChibiHorsewoman'][color=#9933ff][font=monotype corsiva][size=4]My current blue tooth is a POS and I need to take it to a Verizon store to get it looked at. I'm really bad when it comes to talking while driving. I just did it tonight on my way home from work right down to driving with my elbow because I was putting my window up (I have power everything in that car so it wasn't THAT bad) I think that first ticket didn't really get me.[/color][/font][/size][/QUOTE]
If that's your attitude nothing you do in the car to distract yourself will be 'that bad' until you hit something, or someone.
Americans die on waiting lists too. Look hard enough and you'll find horror stories from every health care system on the planet - they attempt to cater for an entire population, nothing that huge can ever run perfectly.
We in the UK have the National Health Service. It's ridiculously far from perfect, especially at the moment thanks to government meddling, but on the whole it works. Yes, sometimes the wait can be ridiculous, but let's be realistic here: people don't turn up at A&E suffering from a heart attack and get told to take a seat. If your condition requires urgent attention you will get it - if you don't...well, see what I mentioned about horror stories.
As I see it the problem with the US system is profit; people want to make too much in an environment where it is difficult unless you begin to do things that are questionable, ethically. Patenting treatments rather than the technology involved. Drug or other private medical companies directly funding medical education and sponsoring studies which wholeheartedly recommend x, which turns out to be something developed by the sponsor company. Insurers being able to declare things like cancer pre-existing conditions. That's just for starters.
I think at the very least a compromise between nationalised health care and insurance needs to be reached for everyone to receive fair and timely treatment for whatever ailment they may have (isn't that why health care exists in the first place?). I think the Aussies have a half-and-half system that works pretty well, as do some European countries. Some more restrictions on the way private medical companies operate couldn't hurt either.
Yeah, bluetooth headsets are a tad pricey and there are many tales of epic fail to be told. That said, if the only wired headset you can find plugs into the controller it's technically using bluetooth anyway. Might as well splash out and avoid having to go through a pad to get a good signal.