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  1. One thing to note regarding their cancellation policy: once you put in your credit card number you cannot remove it. Your only option is to replace it with a new credit card number or completely cancel your account forever. If you cancel your account you will permanently lose your 'Player Tag' as well as access to any purchases you made. Cancelled accounts cannot be re-activated. You can cancel your subscription to the PlayPack, but if you buy full access to any games you must have a valid credit card on your account to retain access to those games. At this time you also cannot change your email address on your account once it's setup.

  2. After spending more time using OnLive these last two days I realized it works best--at least for me--on games that aren't in constant, fast motion. Up till now I've been playing some RTS games and a couple RPGs and things worked well. When I played DiRT 2, Fear 3 and Homefront the image & texture quality suffers to the point of being close to unplayable. I did some searching on different forums and apparently this is happening to a lot of people, even those who have fast, high-quality Internet connections. I like the concept of OnLive but to me it seems more like a proof of concept rather than something I'd use today.

    Excuse me, I now have to go tweak my video card settings... :grin:

  3. The OnLive deal just got a little sweeter... today they announced members can permanently get 30% off everything they buy as long as they subscribe to the Play Pack. That puts 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' at $31.49 for the game alone or $37.79 for the game plus a free MicroConsole, controller and some bonus stuff. Sorry to sound like a commercial for them, I just get excited when I see something that seems like a good gaming deal.

  4. If you haven't bought the Humble Indie Bundle #3 yet, then get it now for at least $4.92 and you get 11 games!! (Bundle #2 + Bundle #3)

    That deal is seriously worth at least $0.99 a game.

    Wait a minute--I've been under a rock lately when it comes to gaming news. So you get to name your own price on this Humble Bundle thing and the money goes to charity?!

    EDIT: Alright, I just read the FAQ. What an amazing thing this is. Makes me proud to be a player of video games. I will do my part to raise the average Windows payment.

  5. Eh, they're clearly still in a growing phase. They do seem to be getting fresh titles fairly regularly though, including newly released titles like Fear 3 and upcoming stuff like Deus Ex and Space Marine.

    True. It's nice to see some publishers playing along.

    Right now they're also giving away a free MicroConsole and controller with pre-orders of Deus Ex, Space Marine or Saints Row: The Third. Not a bad deal for someone who isn't already planning to get those on console and/or can't run them on their PC.

  6. I tried a few demos and was quite impressed by how well OnLive works. I like the idea of OnLive but the problem I have with it is the existing library of games. They're just not offering anything that makes me want to subscribe to the play pack or purchase the OnLive version of something I can get on my 360. If they start to offer more PC titles, games my aging PC can't run, then I'll take notice.

  7. The random bs at the end of show 50 was the perfect way to go out--very thumbs. Thanks for the incredible archive of shows you guys. So much of the conversation is timeless and can be listened to again and again. I feel like I've really gotten to know you three over the last year and my week just won't be the same without your show. I wish you nothing but the best and I look forward to any and all future casts you decide to do. Swizard!

  8. 1:37:54 to 1:38:38:

    Nick: I was like holy shit it's Jeff Goldblum!!

    Chris: Are you like a big fan of Jeff Goldbum?

    Nick: Yeah, I fucking love Jeff Goldblum!

    Chris: Wait, really, for real!?

    Nick: Yeah, no it's fucking Jeff Goldblum!

    Chris: I find that guy obnoxious.

    Jake: You are the director and creator of great stuff.. did you tell him that?

    Nick: No I was too afraid, I just took lots of pictures of him on my iPhone.

    Chris: Who is a fan--who is a fan of Jeff Goldblum!? What is there to be a fan of!?

    Nick: His appearances on late night television.

    Chris: What, really!?

    Nick: Yeah he's so bizarre! He's the weirdest guy, have you ever seen him!?

    Chris: Is he more bizarre than Norm McDonald?

    Nick: Uh, yeah but he's not as funny...

    Jake: Norm McDonald is just drunk and stuff

    Nick: that's why he's more bizarre.

    Chris: Oh I see.

    Nick: Norm McDonald actually, you know, he has a thing going, Jeff Goldblum is just weird.

    Chris: OK, well I'll have to look some of this up on YourTube.

    Jake: So anyway did you take his shoe?

    Nick: No, uh, but I did get a picture of him putting his shoes on.

    Chris: Downloadable content thread!

    Jake: I hate you!

    That right there is some funny shit!

  9. I too totally get the thing about C&C4's concept art. It's hard to put into words but the best way I can think to describe it is sci-fi art created by someone who has a vision of the future where technology looks like a higher-tech version of that which is current rather than technology that has progressively evolved.

    Sort of like the Eagle 5 from Spaceballs!



  10. I spent a good deal of my childhood at the old BattleTech Center in Chicago.

    I was born in Chicago and lived there until my mid 20s but I somehow managed to never make it to the BattleTech Center. :(

    Horticulture Tycoon: Are you familiar with the northwest side of the city? Back in the day there was a huge arcade on Western Ave. near Lane Tech. That's pretty much where I grew up. I can't recall the exact name, it was something like "Chicago Games" or "Chicago Game Room". When I was a kid I'd literally spend entire weekends there, going home when they closed and returning the next morning before they opened for business. Good times!