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13361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime Questions Beginning on Post #7 on: January 12, 2007, 04:37:54 PM
I'm now playing Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS.

It's my first Metroid game since the original, yet I still have an attachment to the character.

Anyhoo- the control scheme is dead on perfect.  I'm quite surprised that it works so well.  Are there any other FPS games on the DS that are as good? I think if any other ones are made, it should exactly replicate MPH.  Brilliant!

My only gripe is using the left shoulder to fire. I don't know how else they would have done it, but in prolonged battles my hand actually gets sore....not something I'm used to when playing the lite.
13362  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Why is GT so Awesome? on: January 12, 2007, 04:25:41 PM
If you divide it by dog years, then this place sux.

Gave away roughly 100 dollars in merch to readers
7 news items on the front page
47 Game Records Updated in our DB
18 New Games added to our DB
.14 New Trendcasts with additional beta key giveaway and a roboraptor!


13363  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ever broken something because of a game? on: January 12, 2007, 03:59:03 PM
No, never.
13364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We've sunk to new lows. on: January 12, 2007, 03:23:52 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2007, 03:12:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2007, 03:11:32 PM

I was rather snarky. I apologize.

actually it appears no one has you on ignore currently fool.  icon_smile

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

13365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We've sunk to new lows. on: January 12, 2007, 03:11:32 PM
I was rather snarky. I apologize.
13366  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 12, 2007, 02:58:49 PM
We had a prequel last night.

Ebonstone (who is teh king)
Calvin (who I got even with for the most part)
Pete for a bit (he gets so sad)
Pete's friend snrub (didn't hang out long).
A few QT3 dudes (some good cats. I almost choked one when one said 'what's gamingtrend?')
A couple of other guys we've met playing (varying levels of skill)
Some randomers. (varying levels of skill)

Good time had by all* until 1:30!


BTW- We may have enough people for two games tonight......!


*Except Pete.
13367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official NPD December Sales Figures on: January 12, 2007, 02:54:47 PM
Sony should have waited another year at least and just basked in the greatness of the PS2. If they had focused on another year or two of blockbuster PS2 releases, that woudl have been awesome.
13368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We've sunk to new lows. on: January 12, 2007, 02:52:23 PM
You intentionally film people's butts? Teh wife must and kidz must love that.

Oh and you'll have to take me off ignore to read this and then coyly put it back on after denying that you have me on ignore.
13369  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Pet Thread (56k) on: January 12, 2007, 02:51:03 PM
Have a dog.  Took him for a walk last night.  He rears up something in his mouth. I shake the leash as it's typically something bad.  It was.  He was eating another animal's crap.  Damn dirty ape.

13370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Truth About Myspace on: January 12, 2007, 02:44:11 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 12, 2007, 06:56:51 AM

Truly awesome, although more of the answers should be "fat". lewl  icon_wink

You know, I can count on less than one hand the number of times I've been on myspace.  I went there once because a friend showed me a page from a guy we knew in high school.  I went there to check out  a radio show's page...and I think I checked out my niece's page.

I don't get it at all.
13371  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Why is GT so Awesome? on: January 12, 2007, 02:40:48 PM
We need to bring back W00t!

W00t!
13372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 12, 2007, 02:38:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 12, 2007, 02:33:46 PM

So your only options are to either build up a single uber-group, or try running around with multiple groups of under-powered characters.   

Hmm, you know, I never thought of that as a drawback, but in context I can see how it is.  However, I believe that that was the intent of the game as you can only carry one hero foreward after each mission.

In the grand scheme of TBS I can see how that doesn't jive, but specfically in the DS world, it works well.  

You're absolutely right though, and it's something that I never considered: it's a huge departure from AoW and HOMM III style play.  Harumph!
13373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami-how far am I? on: January 12, 2007, 01:37:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 12, 2007, 04:01:02 AM

I just got the game in the mail today and haven't put it in my PS2 yet...how far am I?   icon_smile

At the point just before you play it, realize you should love it, determine that it's missing something that prevents you from doing so despite your grandest efforts to make your heart care when all it wants to do is not and it ends up being a grave disappointment despite the fact that you pined away for it for months, dug the artwork very much, even toyed with the idea of getting the soundtrack but wisely didn't and you cast it onto the rubbish bin of ebay to defray the costs that you invested in what should have been a highlight of your year but ended up making you wake up crying in the middle of the night wondering what might have been and wondering what went wrong.

 icon_frown
13374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 12, 2007, 01:34:48 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 12, 2007, 04:16:12 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on January 12, 2007, 03:52:30 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 12, 2007, 03:43:06 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on January 12, 2007, 03:31:42 AM

I just put Gears of War out to pasture. I just started Chapter 5 in Hardcore (never played any other difficulty) and was just tired of it.  Some areas would take four and five tries to clear, I would get through them only to get to the next area, no checkpoint, and get whacked and have to start all the way back. I loved the game. I liked the multiplayer, and I suspect I'll just borrow my friends copy to knock out that last chapter. I got $43 for it, I spent $45 on it or so, can't complain too much about that.

While the ending itself isn't really worth it, you could always have bumped Gears' difficulty level down for just the last chapter. 

I don't think I could've lived with my inner gamer if I did that, especially knowing that would leave a couple of achievements locked, and those little bubble bastards drive me crazy enough when the urge to get them pops as it is. Great thing about playing Hardcore is that it unlocks all the Casual achievements at the same time!

I think playing GoW on casual the first time makes the game much more enjoyable.  I am playing it again co-op on hardcore with my wife.  I think it will be the first game I will have finished twice.  The AI on hardcore is much more aggressive and the enemies seem to have twice the hit points.  I don't think I would have had as much fun playing my first run through on solo hardcore.

Wait till you try insane!

And Tebunker- Wish you would join us for our Friday night killfests.  But in any case, the 5th level is the shortest so you're not too far from being done.
13375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 12, 2007, 01:32:12 PM

Quote from: Space Herpes on January 12, 2007, 02:33:52 AM

It's all about fun vs frustration.  The best example of this (for me) was the first Buffy game.  There was a level in the dream realm.  Had to fight demons, jump around.  Fight demons. Dodge blades and jump around.  Then jump onto twisting platforms.  Any slip and instant death.  After fighting my way through nearly the whole level and dying, I have up (for quite a while).  I recently revisted the game and decided I was going to get through it.  I did.  That was pretty much the hardest level in the game for me.  Even the final boss levels were cake compared to that damn jumping level.

That is a prime example of one of the hardest and most frustrating portions of a game I've played. I was very near controller smashing mad.

Though I've never seen the show, there's something about buffy games that make them inherently playable to me.  I played the sequel- was cool on the graphical redesign and put it up for months.  Then I came back to it, got totally into it and around 40% of the way through it started crashing early and often.  I was disappointed but didn't need to stress so I never finished it.
13376  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 12, 2007, 01:29:59 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 12, 2007, 12:51:55 PM

Played a bit of Disciples 2 on Gametap last night.  I had forgotten how ridiculously hard and/or frustrating that game is.  It tempered my enthusiasm for the DS port somewhat, but I'm sure I'll still pick it up.

Perhaps, sir, with all due respect, it was your incompetent playing.

<drops silky white glove on the ground>

Pistols at dawn.
13377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 12/Jan/07 on: January 12, 2007, 06:34:54 AM
GoW Friday Nights

Possibly some BFME2- just 9 missions to go.

Metroid Prime Hunters when away from the boob toob.
13378  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pretty Please: Play Basketball With Me on: January 12, 2007, 06:31:00 AM
YOu don't have time for basketball.

You're going to be playing GoW tomorrow night.
13379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official NPD December Sales Figures on: January 12, 2007, 12:59:33 AM
one POINT six MILLION DSes?!

Hola Cow!

13380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 11, 2007, 07:38:02 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 11, 2007, 07:11:43 PM

Has anyone had games they were really, really excited to get, then once they got them, you never really played it much? 

Bully = 1 hr
Okami = 9 hrs  Both sold on Ebay.

Quote
I'm on the fence right now as to whether to just give up and trade in both Jade Empire and Gladius since neither grabbed me and they're just sitting there taunting me while taking up space on my shelf.

Jade Empire sux. Don't bother. Put it under the tire of your car and crush it.  Gladius, on the other hand, is brilliant.  I finished that game after an all too short 55 hrs.  Man that was fun.  Meant to go back and play the other path but never did and sold it.  icon_frown
13381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unexpectedly Liking 360 Achievements on: January 11, 2007, 07:34:32 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 11, 2007, 07:22:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 11, 2007, 06:19:02 PM

I've now gone to the dark side on this. I'm pretty much playing through BFME2 just to get the points associated with the campaign.

The controls in this game are possibly the worst I've ever played on a console game....well except maybe for the original spiderman game on xbox.

The story is ok and if I didn't love the universe, I'm not sure even the points would sway me.

How far in are you?

I hated the controls for the 1st 3 or 4 missions too.  But I also stuck with it for achievements.  After a while the controls clicked and I actually grew to like them.  I'm not sure RTS controls with a gamepad could ever be super intuitive.

I'm on Mission 7 of the good campaign.

I wish bookmarking worked better  icon_frown
13382  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Basketball floor to icerink. on: January 11, 2007, 06:47:08 PM

Quote from: Austin on January 11, 2007, 06:21:48 PM

They have panels over the ice.  The ice is always there; just covered up.

So how do they keep the ice frozen? 
13383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 11, 2007, 06:27:36 PM
It had been very rare that I'd give up on a game.  If I bought it, I sure was gonna get my money out of it.  Hence my backlog had grown so large.  With the recent sell off and the addition of the 360 I've become far more willing to cast off games that I didn't really care for and/or know I won't get back to.

What is your threshold for giving up on a game? Is it based solely on whether you like it or not- or do you take into account costs v. getting your money's worth?

An example of a game I wouldn't bother to play through now is Shadow of the Colossus.  A rare example of a game I gave up on very quickly- literally 10 minutes- was Soul Caliber II.

Right now I have DQ8 and while I'm loving it, I can't see myself giving it another 70 hrs.  On 360 the game that actually spawned this topic is Battle for Middle Earth II.

Craving somethign I hadn't played in a while- RTS- I took the gamble to the tune of 28.00. It's ok and I love the Tolkein universe, but the controls and map navigation are eye-clawing out frustrating.

Still I feel compelled to continue...


13384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unexpectedly Liking 360 Achievements on: January 11, 2007, 06:19:02 PM
I've now gone to the dark side on this. I'm pretty much playing through BFME2 just to get the points associated with the campaign.

The controls in this game are possibly the worst I've ever played on a console game....well except maybe for the original spiderman game on xbox.

The story is ok and if I didn't love the universe, I'm not sure even the points would sway me.
13385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Basketball floor to icerink. on: January 11, 2007, 06:10:53 PM
I'm able to follow it until the ice starts appearing.  What's going on there?

http://break.com/index/basketball_court_to_hockey_rink.html
13386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 11, 2007, 04:30:57 PM

Quote from: warning on January 11, 2007, 03:29:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 11, 2007, 03:15:29 PM

I will buy JA sight unseen. I never did finish JA 2. I got so close but made some miscalcuations that would have required me to start all the way over.

Hmm. I wonder if it will play on an XP machine.
I'm fairly sure Jagged Alliance DS will not play on your XP machine.  But be sure to test it out for the rest of us ok?

Coke meet monitor!

13387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ONO! Konami Cancels "games"! on: January 11, 2007, 04:30:14 PM
4 of the titles were PS3! That means we can probably expect Role Playing Game on 360!

Woohoo!
13388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 11, 2007, 03:15:29 PM
I will buy JA sight unseen. I never did finish JA 2. I got so close but made some miscalcuations that would have required me to start all the way over.

Hmm. I wonder if it will play on an XP machine.
13389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My wife's fist very own "real" game... on: January 11, 2007, 02:15:59 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 10, 2007, 09:19:34 PM



That is some setup Pedro Roca.  You mean to tell me with a screen THAT big you still couldn't hit anything in GoW last friday?
13390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 11, 2007, 02:13:49 PM
4 player multi? or local?

Jagged Alliance. Is it to be a re-release or a new game?
13391  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Why is GT so Awesome? on: January 11, 2007, 01:52:36 PM
I can't quite put my finger on it.

Is it the awesome software upgrade of several months ago with all of its new features?

Is it the great community of hilarious and helpful people?

Is it the fine balanced modding?

Is it the retard smiley?  retard retard retard retard retard retard

Is it the #5 all time thread starter?

Is it Purge's obscenely long posts with no paragraph breaks?

Is it Tito Santana?
13392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 11, 2007, 01:03:20 PM
OMG!  Release Dates!?
13393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mr. President, please go f*** yourself with a barbed-wire anal dildo on: January 11, 2007, 02:29:28 AM
IF they had sent more troops to begin with, chances are fewer would have been killed overall.

I don't know that it will help now...but woulda coulda shoulda.
13394  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is there an Ignore feature in the works? on: January 11, 2007, 02:27:09 AM

Quote from: Calvin on January 11, 2007, 01:32:24 AM

Quote from: Hetz on January 11, 2007, 12:38:03 AM

Quote from: Lee on January 11, 2007, 12:30:14 AM

I think it's safe to say he has you on ignore Hetz. Tongue

Yeah, I figured he was one of the people that had me on ignore....now who is the other...   ninja

Note my post-I dont think any flaming and trolling is acceptable, nor do I approve of calling you out by name. That little phase needs to die out and stay dead. Just letting you know we are on the same page again. And I would love to know who is ignoring me. I had originally pegged 3 people and was wrong about them all (and I apologize to you 3 in my head), and now I cant figure it out. I am not doing a damn thing about the console stuff anymore and am just having my typical gay internet relationship with Ceekay. Its kind of offensive smile

I'm 2 of em. I have you on ignore until I read your posts and then put you back on just to get your hackles up.  I also made an alt and ignored you.  PWNED!
13395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers - The First Trailer on: January 10, 2007, 09:16:16 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on January 10, 2007, 08:08:09 PM

You guys are all missing the simple truth:

This one would so have the Transformers for breakfast whether it be the Autobots, Decepticons, Emoticons or any other silly named robots.  Not to mention a much better theme song!  icon_wink


Bah. Optimus Prime would shoot Voltron in his big stupid face and that'd be all she wrote.
13396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers - The First Trailer on: January 10, 2007, 09:15:29 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 10, 2007, 08:14:26 PM

Decepticon cop car

Oxymoron!
13397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My wife's fist very own "real" game... on: January 10, 2007, 09:14:32 PM
Oh Pete. Be careful what you wish for.  It was nice playing with you in GoW...both times. 

When she installs the pink faceplate, let me know and you can crash on my couch.
13398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers - The First Trailer on: January 10, 2007, 07:27:57 PM
Ok. Whether this movie sucks or not remains to be seen. What we should all do though is rendevous to see it together. I nominate Raleigh NC as the city where this gathering should take place. Who is with me?
13399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Choose my last name on: January 10, 2007, 06:42:18 PM

Quote from: Drazzil on January 10, 2007, 06:40:57 PM

Im doing this because I am not attached to my last name and I  ran into quite a bit of last name discrimination and I wondered why I was not getting calls back on my apps.

So I tried something: I submitted the exact same qualifications and info I submitted with my other apps, only I named myself David Marshall Hill instead of the arabic last name I have now. I submitted the exact same apps with my real name the day before or the day after.

I actually got calls back on the apps where I changed my name. I got none on my apps with my real name.

You need to make a resume video and title it something catchy... hmm... how about.... Impossible is Nothing!
13400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Choose my last name on: January 10, 2007, 06:39:36 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 10, 2007, 06:36:53 PM

Quote from: shaggydoug on January 10, 2007, 04:15:26 PM

Quote from: Drazzil on January 10, 2007, 03:51:05 AM

She has the last name of one of her ex husbands that she took while she was nuts.

So what about your mother's maiden name?

And, as stated above, knowing your first name would help.

- shaggy

I believe his relationship with his mother is less than positive.

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