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by benbw
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 46636

Re: Borderlands

My first choice would be Mordecai, followed by Lilith, Roland, and Brick. Roland seems like my kind of class, but I really don't like his ability(the turret).
by benbw
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 46636

Re: Borderlands

Is anyone here groupless on PC? I'd like to get a group together to play with, but all of my friends are console players.

I preordered through the borderbundles subreddit, and I am incredibly excited for this game.
by benbw
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picking Computer(s)
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Picking Computer(s)

After looking at this , I'm thinking that the i7 920 would be much more cost-effective for what I want, but the C2Q seems very close performance-wise. So, can someone tell me (without bias if possible) what advantages, if any the i7 would have in gaming ability, gaming longetivity, and internet/musi...
by benbw
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picking Computer(s)
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Picking Computer(s)

The problem is that my current computer won't be coming with me to college. I can take my HD 3670 and an 8400 GT, but that's all. My notebook has a P3 in it. Things are usable as long as you need them to be. You can't run TF2 on willpower. If C2D's are feasible, how long would a 2.93 GHz i7 last as ...
by benbw
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picking Computer(s)
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Picking Computer(s)

Since I want a computer that will be viable all four years and hopefully longer, I think paying for an i7 is justifiable, as adding SLI/Crossfire is an option during college, while getting an i7 is not. Spend less, upgrade more often. 4 year timeframe is silly. Upgrading my processor will be next t...
by benbw
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picking Computer(s)
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Picking Computer(s)

Since I want a computer that will be viable all four years and hopefully longer, I think paying for an i7 is justifiable, as adding SLI/Crossfire is an option during college, while getting an i7 is not.
by benbw
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picking Computer(s)
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Picking Computer(s)

I've been looking at processor/motherboard combos recently, and I need some help on comparing power. For example, what speed i7 or quad-core CPU would outperform my current 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo? Are there specific ratios for comparing them or are the other factors too important to ignore? Also could s...
by benbw
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picking Computer(s)
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Picking Computer(s)

Nobody brings out their laptop for a quick Crysis lan match in the middle of the quad. :shock: You single-handedly just ruined college for me. Unless you meant just Crysis, which is fine because it sucks. Seriously though, that seems like the way I am going to go. My only consideration with that is...
by benbw
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picking Computer(s)
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Picking Computer(s)

Since there's no way I'm getting a new car for my birthday, my mom decided to give me money to get computer(s) for college. I've worked out several ways to approach this, but I have about a $1000-1500 range (that might be pushed to $2000). I would like to get out of this: -A computer that will last ...
by benbw
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: NIN|JA
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: NIN|JA

Obviously Street Sweeper isn't Rage Against the Machine, but I still like it.

I'll be at either Kansas City or Indiana if I can work out getting money and transportation.
by benbw
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

For some reason I can't even play TF2 on low anymore, even though CoD4 works great on medium. Has anyone else had this problem?
by benbw
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your top 10 games of the year! (2008)
Replies: 40
Views: 4093

Re: Your top 10 games of the year! (2008)

Since I haven't really played many games from 2008, but mostly started gaming over the last year, I'm just going to go with all my games. 1. Portal 2. TF2 3. Bioshock 4. L4D (2008) 5. Fallout 3 (2008) 6. CoD 4 7. Insurgency-Source MOD 2008 8. Audiosurf (2008) 9. Dystopia-Source MOD 2008 10. Eternal ...
by benbw
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477555

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

That was fast. Bluebeard and Mother Night done, Galapagos started.
by benbw
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477555

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I just finished Palm Sunday and am starting Bluebeard. For some reason I always enjoy reading Vonnegut books.
by benbw
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 26925

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

Spoilered for me clicking on everything in the topic review pane. Your musical compatibility with korora is Low Music you have in common includes Bright Eyes and The Fratellis. Your musical compatibility with bongrouge is Very Low Your musical compatibility with s-fin is Very Low Your musical compat...
by benbw
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249460

Re: High and low point of your day

High: Leaving school early to play at a solo/ensemble festival.
Low: Epic failing at said festival and missing several performances I wanted to see while doing it.
by benbw
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 63703

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

I'm SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY because I can play the intro to New Born by Muse on piano now (Sunburn is next).
Prolly related to being SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY SLEEP DEPRIVED.
by benbw
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9218184

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I'm glad I discovered this thread.
I'm glad last.fm exists.
I'm glad that some people don't care if I play card games or enjoy debate.

Also, I really need to get around to System Shock also.

Yay fleeting and random.
by benbw
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Girl Scout Cookie Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 5906

Re: Girl Scout Cookie Poll

I like Tagalongs the most, with Samoas and Thin Mints coming pretty damn close.
by benbw
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Anthem
Replies: 31
Views: 5716

Re: Anthem

I had to read this before, and really enjoyed it. Of course, I ate up anything about dystopias then, so I think my judgment isn't really trustworthy.
by benbw
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210571

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

I remember Across Five Aprils from fifth grade, but the only part I really remember is some guy getting shot. I never even finished Return of the Native, I hated it so much. But who knows, if I had actually read and discussed it I might have liked it, like almost everything I've read this year (Deat...
by benbw
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)
Replies: 804
Views: 54104

Re: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)

This game still seems fun after coming back to it, but it is still annoying not to have helpful teammates. I think I might end up just buying it for my friends. Also, I just want to point out that advertising something as the "offical xkcd l4d server" and then kicking xkcd members who have...
by benbw
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

Huh, last time I looked they hadn't listed the requirements for the achievements.

I guess Force-A-Nature has a knockback ability that can be used to jump higher. Seems like it does a good job of covering some of the Sandman's drawbacks.
by benbw
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

i'm thinking that the scattergun replacement will give an effect similar to a rocket jump, probably with another added feature.
by benbw
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

Sandman seems good, as long as close range stun is very short (just enough to get the jump on them). Energy drink also seems like a great option.

Also, judging by that background, I think the new gamemode is some sort of race, maybe a double cart type thing.
by benbw
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

I really like the idea of this, but I'll have to see how hard it is to aim in game to really judge if it's useful. Stunning ubered people does seem a little too much though.
by benbw
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retrogaming! Remember Get Off My Lawn on Snextrum 64?
Replies: 62
Views: 12695

Re: Retro Gaming: Fond memories...

I'm a little too young for really retro memories, but playing battle mode on Super Mario Kart with a bunch of friends was about as fun as it got.
by benbw
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146779

Re: Fallout 3!

I live in the US, so region restrictions shouldn't be a problem. I have the game and GFWL installed, but I can't even find the DLC.
by benbw
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146779

Re: You know you've played to much fallout 3 when...

For the two weeks after my week of playing Fallout 3 all the time, I would always hit V whenever I saw people in FPS games. Also: >when you are surprised that you can't stuff all your medicine in your backpack >when you try to look at the contents of your backpack with your watch >when you justify k...
by benbw
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146779

Re: Fallout 3!

Can the DLC work with Steam? I got GFWL but I can't find the DLC, which makes me think it doesn't know I have it installed.
by benbw
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 201861

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

In This Twilight-Nine Inch Nails, on the last chorus with the weird electrofall noise (I really couldn't come up with another name for it).

Also, I will have to agree with d33p on Just Like You Imagined and Midnight on Sit Down/Stand Up.
by benbw
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 302921

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

Momir is the only reason I even have MTGO, so I'd love to have XKCD games. All you need for MTGO and Momir is $10, as registration gives you 10 tix (currency), more than enough to get Momir last time I checked.
by benbw
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146779

Re: Fallout 3!

Speaking of Steam, have they announced how DLC will work with it?
by benbw
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'm not a fan of the backburner, and I have a sneaking suspicion that it faceburns in the same way that a spy facestabs. Haven't done any tests on it or anything; it just seems to do more damage in general. The hit zones seem to be way smaller on the burner, and I haven't noticed anything suspiciou...
by benbw
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

1) How do you get the new weapons (backburner, sandvich, kritzkrieg)? Does it have something to do with the weapon levels, and if so, how do you level up your weapons? By getting enough achievements in the appropriate class. For example, check out the Milestones for the Heavy here . Also, playing a...
by benbw
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146779

Re: Fallout 3!

I just bought it, and I am ridiculously excited for it...








...11% (damn you Steam!).

I'm thinking about making a Small Guns specialist, but I don't know what SPECIAL/other skills would be helpful towards that end. Does anyone have any suggestions?
by benbw
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146779

Re: Fallout 3!

After trying it out on a 360, I'm really excited about getting this, but I wanted to make sure my specs were ok: 2 GB SATA RAM Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs) 2GB RAM Dual Channel DDR2 Intel® Cortez G2 945G Viiv Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Could I run the game reasonably well on medium on thi...
by benbw
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty 5: World at War
Replies: 24
Views: 2070

Re: Call of Duty 5: World at War

I got the beta, but it keeps giving me the "unhandled exception caught" error, even after I've tried everything I've found to fix it. I'm still excited about it though.
by benbw
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404322

Re: Team Fortress 2

Question 2: Is it worth it to go to an achievement server instead of playing for who knows how long to get the Heavy/Medic/Pyro equipment? It all depends on how you view it. If you would get some satisfaction from doing it "normally", just wait it out. But otherwise, just speed through th...
by benbw
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146779

Re: Fallout 3!

This game seems so awesome but there are a couple things holding me back (PC version). Does anyone know something I don't? -Tons of reports of glitching -Shooting seems really inaccurate outside of V.A.T.S. -Graphical requirements: I can play Crysis on low with a very high framerate, but Fallout 3 l...

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