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Happy Friday the 13th! It seems like just a month ago we had another of these. Curse you February, and your usually divisible by seven day count! Anyway, an interesting note as the QUAKE LIVE beta progresses is that is was eleven years ago today that John Carmack announced that what had previously been plans for a Quake II mission pack had been scrapped in favor of an all new game: Quake III, which eventually became Quake III Arena, and now QUAKE LIVE.

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23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2009, 12:15 Enahs
 
Do you hate her. too?

Seeing is how she loves to go lingerie shopping with me, no, I actually do not.

Is there an Amber Alert in your area?

Whats his name?

I do hate you however.

And just to clarify for you tards. She wears the lingerie. Lets just nip that joke in the bud before it even starts.

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22. Re: Top 40 Video Game Covers of All Time Mar 13, 2009, 22:50 jam777
 
Damn! That's alot of covers!!

IMO, the Psygnosis/Psyclapse covers were #1. SSI covers were 2nd.

Dungeons of Daggorath FTW!
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 22:11 xXBatmanXx
 
On a positive note I started a new relationship a few months back; and she is by far the smartest and sexiest woman ever. So that is a plus.

Is there an Amber Alert in your area?

Whats his name?

 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 22:10 xXBatmanXx
 
Anyone catch or watching 20/20 tonight? Great insight to what is really going to happen with this "stimulus".

The media is FINALLY understanding common sense....to bad they are only doing it to have something to talk about and don't really give a shit.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 22:04 Warhawk
 
On a positive note I started a new relationship a few months back; and she is by far the smartest and sexiest woman ever. So that is a plus.

Do you hate her. too?

J/K - congrats!
 

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18. Re: Top 40 Video Game Covers of All Time Mar 13, 2009, 20:01 Kxmode
 
The article should be renamed "40 Video Game Covers I think are The Tops of All Time". I guarantee you those are NOT the Top 40.  
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17. Re: Top 40 Video Game Covers of All Time Mar 13, 2009, 17:44 Cutter
 
Uh, no mention of any of the SSI Gold Box games? Those covers kicked ass. That and other CRPG's like Temple of Apshai, etc. All the SSI covers rocked!

e.g.
Curse of the Azure Bonds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_Azure_Bonds

And holy crap! I just found this site looking around for some game covers and found THEE definitive cover site here. ZOMG! Check out some of these titles, man does it ever take me back!

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/c64-games

And that's just game covers, they have covers for everything!


 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 15:34 Enahs
 
Bummers PHJF. Sucks. How long must the "wound vac" be used?

On a related note. I had a bad cold for 2 weeks, and just as I was getting over it I got the freakin FLU.


On a positive note I started a new relationship a few months back; and she is by far the smartest and sexiest woman ever. So that is a plus.
 
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15. Re: Top 40 Video Game Covers of All Time Mar 13, 2009, 14:59 DG
 
HL2: "the designers cleverly simplified down to Half-Life's most distinctive image". IMHO they did that with the Edge next issue page that announced HL2, the most distinctive image is the crowbar and they cleverly shaped it into a "2" while allowing it to be mistaken for a question mark http://www.cs-linka.com.ar/linka_crowbar.jpg .

GTA4: arguably GTA3 being earlier with the very same idea disqualifies the latter game http://www.mobygames.com/game/grand-theft-auto-iii/cover-art/gameCoverId,12892/

I'd also argue for including Civilisation, either I or IV, for skilfully communicating the game's relatively complex premise and extensive span.

ps. I advise against googling pilonidal cystectomy.

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14. Top 40 Video Game Covers of All Time Mar 13, 2009, 12:50 Kxmode
 
How did The Orange Box cover art rank so high? It's pretty bad.

It's a fluff piece with no real research. The editors likely told the author to make something that will increase traffic. The author went to Mobygames and scanned a list of games (presumably the top rated ones). Then made a Top 40 list...
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 12:41 theAntiELVIS
 
YES! Forsaken! Thank you. Terrible game based on another terrible game.

Great artwork on the box and ads, though. I mean they obviously couldn't use any in-game images....

-tAE-
 
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12. Re: Happy Friday the 13th! Mar 13, 2009, 10:02 nin
 

Beware of guys in hockey masks wielding machetes!


March 13 was also on a Friday in 1964...
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2009/03/dayintech_0313

 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 10:02 Elf Shot The Food
 
How did The Orange Box cover art rank so high? It's pretty bad.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 09:38 |RaptoR|
 
I am glad Doom got a mention, but I think Quake should have been on there somewhere... the Q is iconic.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 09:30 |RaptoR|
 
AntiElvis - I think you're talking about Forsaken, the descent clone  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 09:11 sauron
 
Good link to the top 40 covers. System Shock 2 had a version of the cover that included metallic inks, that was the version I bought on release day and I'm not sure if it was a limited edition or not. Nice to see Grim Fandango in there too, and UltimaVII.

I'd definitely include Planescape:Torment in the list as well - the box and the disc holder inside were both bright orange and were so loud you almost needed a pair of shades to look at them.

btw nice to see the AntiElvis on the site.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 09:07 MTechnik
 
PHJF- I went through something kinda similar, but worse, lasted for years. You have my sympathy.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 08:36 WarPig
 
theAntiELVIS?

Holy shit - it's been a long time. Good to see that you're still alive. I used to enjoy your site.
 
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5. Happy Friday the 13th! Mar 13, 2009, 03:43 Kxmode
 
Beware of guys in hockey masks wielding machetes! Knife  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 03:29 fliptw
 
Forsaken  
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