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13521  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!
13522  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!
13523  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
13524  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.
13525  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.
13526  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.
13527  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.
13528  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.
13529  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!

13530  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
13531  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
13532  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? 
13533  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...


13534  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.
13535  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
13536  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!

13537  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!
13538  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.
13539  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?
13540  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?
13541  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?
13542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 11, 2007, 01:03:20 PM
OMG!  Release Dates!?
13543  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.
13544  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!
13545  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.
13546  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!
13547  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.
13548  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?
13549  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!
13550  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.

NO WI ERRR COAT HANGERZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

13551  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is there an Ignore feature in the works? on: January 10, 2007, 06:35:03 PM

Quote from: SuperHiro on January 10, 2007, 05:28:49 PM

ATB won't buy RS:V?  eek

ATB, if you want the long-awaited BC vs GT vs OO to happen, it has a greater chance of happening with RS:V (and probably GRAW 2 in march) than with GoW.

I intend to buy it some day. But desiring something... COMPLETELY DIFFERENT I bought BFME2 (28.00!).  If I was playing it on the PC it'd probably be tons better- as man- it is a mother trying to control this thing with the 360 controller. Whatta pain.

So I have to play through that first (it's growing on me- though everything is a tank rush) and only have 11 more missions to go. I also have COD2 sealed (19.99!) and want to start on that before I buy RS:V.

So I should be ready to play in a month or two biggrin.

Not to mention the new GoW map packs.  More fun than shooting calvin square in the back of the head, him not dying for some reason and then having him melee me to death!
13552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers - The First Trailer on: January 10, 2007, 05:51:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 10, 2007, 03:10:27 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 09, 2007, 11:44:50 PM

But that still shows my point: what the trailer reveals is the exact opposite of "Robots in Disguise".

It's more like "Robots coming to kick your ass, and they aren't in disguise, because they don't give two turds if you know they are robots or not".

Exactly. 

And I really hope they don't go with Hugo Weaving.  He has such an annoyingly limited acting range. 

Agreed overall, but he was spectacular in Vendetta.  Spectacular.
13553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone - Ridiculous Disappointment? on: January 10, 2007, 04:22:49 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 10, 2007, 04:19:06 PM


Yeah... even you are smart enough to figure out that's not good.


He likes me! He really really likes me! icon_mrgreen
13554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 10, 2007, 04:21:47 PM

Quote from: Zimix on January 10, 2007, 03:33:58 PM



That's fake.
13555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GoW Update is Live! on: January 10, 2007, 03:33:04 PM
Played the new maps a bit.

The museum level is pretty good and I got to play it a bit- (people who play during the day are REALLY good.  Glad I'm usually working.) and I don't LOVE it but am glad for the addition.

Maybe once I get used to it.

The Raven Down one I got to tour but didn't fight anyone on. That looks like it's going to be a frenetic blast!  Can't wait!
13556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GoW Update is Live! on: January 10, 2007, 02:12:43 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 10, 2007, 01:24:11 AM

Edit-apparently right now just the patching is live. The maps apparently won't start downloading until at the earliest midnight tonight from what I have gathered, possibly later. Sorry for the confusion.

I'm downloading the maps nowzorz!
13557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GoW Update is Live! on: January 10, 2007, 02:12:29 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on January 10, 2007, 02:02:45 PM

Yes, I noticed more grenades being thrown last night.

Definitely. Far more throwing.
13558  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is there an Ignore feature in the works? on: January 10, 2007, 02:04:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 10, 2007, 06:57:37 AM

This reminds me of GG. As it grew you got a greater variety of people, and more clashes. Maybe the same thing is happening here?

Maybe you're a jerk!
13559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Choose my last name on: January 10, 2007, 01:14:55 PM
Because of your intimate experience with the Black Panther party I recommend, without sarcasm the following:

X


13560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone - Ridiculous Disappointment? on: January 10, 2007, 01:11:53 PM
The touchscreen on my DS works great. Gellar is a  retard.
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