fritzmonkey

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from Tempe, AZ

  • Activity

    • What to do!

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      My free month of live ran out yesterday and I'm trying to decide if I want to renew. I don't want to do one month increments, because that gets expensive and I don't want to do more than 3 months because I wont have access to live for the month and a half I'm in India. If I get 3 months I'll lose about a month because I'm leaving mid April.

      Two months of "month-to-month" for $16, or 3 months that I'll only get to use about 2 months and a week of at $20?

    • Deadly Creatures

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      You should all go out and buy it the day it comes out.

      Last night I got to go to a Q&A with 4 of the Deadly Creatures developers. They brought with them copies of the game and some wiis for us to play it on. The game is pretty much a must have if you are a wii owner. It is not a collection of minigames, but is an actual plot driven game. It was built by a small team (about 35 full time developers) and is built on some great proprietary technology that I wont bore you all with. A new video was released for the game last night and it is one of my new favorite game ads. Go watch.

      I'm just kind of rambling now because I'm waiting for the halo wars demo to finish downloading.

    • Huh

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      While playing Halo 3 today I noticed that one of the marines in was voiced by Nathan Fillion. I wanted to double check and so I looked it up. The characters name (it turns out it is a named character) is Sargent Reynolds. At first I thought that this was either a weird coincidence or an awesome little tribute to Firefly from the guys and gals at Bungie. I dug around a little more and discovered that Nathion Fillion will be playing another character in Halo 3: Recon. The character's name is "The Captain". I'm now thinking it was more of a tribute to both Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion. Fillion appears in a Joss project and Bungie gets him to play a character by the same name in a game.

    • Woah...

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      Plane crashes in to the Hudson.

      (On a slightly happier note, I've ordered Left 4 Dead and Battlefield: Bad Company.)

    • HALP

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      I need to know what games I should get for the optimal Live experience.

      EDIT: I probably should have included this originally.

      Games I have:
      Halo 3
      Crackdown
      Mirror's Edge
      Bioshock
      Gears 1
      Burnout Paradise
      Rockband
      GH2

      Yeah, that's about it. smiley4.gif

    • What was that so hard?

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      So! The problem I was having with Live was that when I went to create a new account it used an old Windows Live account I got when I needed to download visual C++. I had to go through Windows Live to delete that account and create a new one with that email. This seems to have locked the Fritzmonkey gamertag and so my new one is fritzmonkeym. (This is the aim sceenname I used so many years ago so it is easy for me to remember). For some reason this reregistering has given me a free month of Xbox Live Gold.

      Anyone feel up to kicking my ass at Halo 3 right now?

    • You might have noticed

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      I've got my 360 online. I don't have gold yet so I can't actually play games online yet. I probably wont get gold until the end of the month. I don't know, maybe sooner.
      (Also the avatar is default).

      EDIT: Things have not gone as planned and it has used a new profile rather than using my old one with all of my game saves and the like. I'm trying to fix this and might have to create a new account. smiley5.gif

    • What the fuck newegg

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      So I've had a network switch and the 360 vga cable in my new egg cart for a couple of days now and there has been an interesting development. The switch had been $3 off and shipping was $12. I checked it today and the switch was back up at full price and shipping is now $8. The funny thing is if I buy it now I'll actually be saving about $1. This is still weird as hell and some what worrying.

      Also, English IT crowd rocks, the American one will suck.

    • Journal journal

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      Bang bang.

      Saw postal. It sucks. It feels like watching a bad student film. Uwe Boll needs to learn how to frame a shot. There was one well framed scene in the whole movie. Everything else seemed to be framed using the "place crew. Place camera in front of crew. Place actors in front of camera." method. The bad premise lead to bad witting which didn't help the bad acting at all. The guy playing Bush can act about as well as a brick. He looks kinda like Bush, but even Bush's signature chuckle is delivered flat and emotionless like it is being read off of a queue card. The main problem is that this movie tries too hard. It tries to make fun off the 9/11 high jackers but ends up making it look like the passengers on the plane crashed it in to the World Trade Center. Bottom like is that this movie has about a minute of Dave Foley's cock (link is work safe) and I was hoping to live my whole life without having to see that.

      Now, to compare this to other films...

      I really can't. This movie is no where near the level of any of the films I've seen recently.

      This cheers me up at least.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a4gyJsY0mc

    • Money earned is money spent

      10 years ago

      fritzmonkey

      I went out and bought a few games today. I got mirror's edge, burnout paradise, halo 3, and a second 360 controller. I was really surprised to see that halo 3 is still about $50. I've only played mirror's edge so far and that game is really pretty. The color pallet is amazing and the use of white combined with AO and bright colors is stunning. Green has been pretty much left out. Even plants are white rather than green and I wouldn't have it any other way. The controls take some time to get use to but are pretty intuitive.

      I'm thinking about moving my 360 upstairs so I can play in HD via Joe's monitor. (Might make getting live easier too). I've recently learned how many options there are besides HDMI for HD hook ups. I'm going to be going with VGA because I have a spare VGA port in the back of the monitor. With the 360 right by my computer getting it online shouldn't be too bad.

  • Comments (3944)

    • daruma

      10 years ago

      Cool man, but to be honest, the weekends suck for me pretty bad as far as working goes. Might have some free time Saturday though.

    • KaliYuga

      10 years ago

      Ah, makes sense.

      Now I'm jealous. xD

    • KaliYuga

      10 years ago

      Where'd you get the potion in the bottles? Those were Japanese release only too, and I've been looking EVERYWHERE for them, but then settled for the canned version.

    • Go_Nuts

      11 years ago

      Ok, thanks!

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      Fix'd

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      Thought so.

    • Go_Nuts

      11 years ago

      Ok, once again thanks a ton for the help.

      edit: I checked for gmax online. I found it on TurboSquid but they only have it for windows, and I am running a mac for my graphics and filming based stuff. Do you know of any mac downloads or a different software I can look at?

      Post edited 7/06/08 1:37PM

    • Go_Nuts

      11 years ago

      Ok, one more question. I decided to go with blender until I really decide if I want to commit the money to the really nice software. I want to know how to retrieve Halo based stuff (like ships and weapons, but mostly just ships). Or are there copies that I can get?

    • Ados_Jass

      11 years ago

      Oh. So you haven't done the exciting part yet then..? :3

    • Go_Nuts

      11 years ago

      Alright, thanks for the help.

    • Go_Nuts

      11 years ago

      Ah, and what about Maya? If I don't like going near a thousand dollars should I try going with that or is it the same?

    • Go_Nuts

      11 years ago

      Hey, I asked you a while ago about 3d modeling. Well, now I am looking to buy a good software that I can model (or use other models) and animate for my filmwork. I will be using it for both machinima and live action and I was wondering if you could give me information about a good product for it, since I know you do 3d modeling. I have been looking at 3ds Max, but I can't find out how much it costs on the product page.

    • Jalnor

      11 years ago

      Excellent

    • Jalnor

      11 years ago

      You did get sent some data by some of the character candidates... right? 'Cos if I need to go and send out all of that to all of them again, I'll probably go nuts wink.png

    • Oxford

      11 years ago

      I guess that photo you got doesn't mean anything anymore.

    • GeneraI_Beef

      11 years ago

      Wrong? There is a black in the game! I don't care if it's not "perfect" or not! I already heard Bungie talking about it once (I forget where). I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm saying you're pedantic.

    • GeneraI_Beef

      11 years ago

      I KNOW it isn't "perfect" black, for all intensive purposes it is. I doubt you could tell the difference between perfect black and that black.

    • GeneraI_Beef

      11 years ago

      My point is, there is a black colour in the game, and if they wanted to include it as a player colour then they easily could have.

    • GeneraI_Beef

      11 years ago

      Sounds like you need to do a little more research into this engine smiley1.gif

    • GeneraI_Beef

      11 years ago

      And yet there is (clearly) a black spartan next to a steel one in a handy comparative picture I made specially for you. No need to thank me smiley8.gif

    • GeneraI_Beef

      11 years ago

      No, it's black.

    • Ryker3

      11 years ago

      They have black for forced color.

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      I'm hopeful, sue me.

    • jjthejet

      11 years ago

      you can go to your settings and get rid of that so they all appear

    • Demonpunk

      11 years ago

      thanks ^_^

    • PsykerKaregg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Roge Pursuit - The Thread

      For all your star wars: rogue pursuit discussion needs

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      Cool pork.

    • Neoma

      11 years ago

      Hurray!

    • Neoma

      11 years ago

      Summarizing you.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      :O

    • Deman732

      11 years ago

      Oh. West side of the USA pride! woo. yeah.

      Yesterday over here it rained...and it was hot today...the weather's never been this unpredictable...

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      I will not give you that pleasure.

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      THE MOON! Well, given the question, I'll respond with a question. Should I care where Steven Spielberg gets his skies?

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      I've been to Arizona... nothing special...

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      Yeah, I saw it earlier. My friend showed it to me.

      Is that Sammy L jackson?

    • sithhead2

      11 years ago

      Cool.

      But I do believe everyone speaks casually to their diglett. I do it all the time.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      No. FUCK.

    • phoenixlord

      11 years ago

      Alrighty then.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      Huh. Weird.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      My brother ripped it.

      Easily.

    • firebug19

      11 years ago

      It's always nice when that happens, yeah.

    • gundam114

      11 years ago

      You see my BSG Stuff?

    • Alex_vanPutten

      11 years ago

      The best.

    • LDude FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      i live in north central phoenix

    • daruma

      11 years ago

      Verrrry nicely done. XD

    • kalvaza

      11 years ago

      At first I thought you were just saying that if people got more tickets for posting it in their journals, you would have less chance of winning. smiley7.gif

      I'm an idiot.

      Michy got it though. She smart.

    • kalvaza

      11 years ago

      But then more people will enter and the me ticket to non-me ticket ratio will be even worse.


      I just got what you meant. Yeah, I didn't think that one through...

      It's just for fun - I'll let people decide what they want to do.

    • kalvaza

      11 years ago

      You could always give me $50 and make it a sure win...


      Hehehehe.

    • PsykerKaregg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Star War Rogue Pursuit - Rogue 2

      Is up and running. remember this is the last week of posting until the 2nd of June because I'll be at National Guard drill in Mississippi. We love feedback. And if you've read and are going to keep readin let me know, because then I'll be thinking up ideas while I'm on drill.

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