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13521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 26, 2006, 05:30:42 AM
That is so good!
13522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 N00b Questions on: November 26, 2006, 05:27:14 AM
1. I tried to DL some demos tonight but each one stopped and said 'cannot dl xxxx. Not connected.'  Now obviously I was connected as I could see the demos and my friends online. Is this a glitch with Live or is my machine hosed?

2. What's it mean when the 4 lights on the controller blink intermittenly periodically? All lights are green. Does this mean the batteries are about to die?

3. I unplugged the 360 for most of the 3 weeks I was on travel. Since I've been back, I have to select my profile every time I log in even though I have auto sign in turned on. Is this a glitch with the latest Live update or something more troubling?

Thanks.

13523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 26, 2006, 02:04:26 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 26, 2006, 01:19:15 AM


Spoiler for Hiden:
Roy died, and later when Max died.


It wasn't

Spoiler for Hiden:
max

it was

Spoiler for Hiden:
Ben

And as for Robotech...I watched it (Macross) all the way through about 6 years ago and for me it held up quite well.
13524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am amazed by the skills of some people here on: November 25, 2006, 10:58:46 PM

Quote from: VynlSol on November 25, 2006, 10:30:20 PM

I sent Yann a PM inviting him over for dinner and drinks.

Stupid spambots, I feel so foolish now!

Gah!  He's actually engaged to my sister.  She'll be so disappointed...
13525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, that sucked. on: November 25, 2006, 06:30:14 PM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on November 25, 2006, 04:01:36 PM

everyone who walked away from this with a "I tried. I didn't get one," has the right attitude.

That's it?   thumbsdown
13526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2 in HD? on: November 25, 2006, 06:29:17 PM
If true, Sony should just cancel the PS3 line immediately.
13527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Put your own song in GH2 on: November 25, 2006, 06:22:06 PM
At last! I can finally replicate the perfectness that is Faithfully in video game form!
13528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am amazed by the skills of some people here on: November 25, 2006, 03:47:00 PM
He's obviously talking about Ceekay's photoshopping skills.  I mean don't we all wish we could take our own pictures, slap on a pink bandana and then proudly trot it around as a 'fictionalization' of what we look like? I mean, doth the lady protest too much or what?
13529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 25, 2006, 03:42:45 PM
Ok. I demand that Mattc0m come in here now and explain what that pile of goop behind the GT is supposed to be in his avatar...
13530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, that sucked. on: November 25, 2006, 03:39:42 PM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on November 25, 2006, 02:30:06 PM

Yeah. So stupid you had "FIVE PEOPLE" trying to get you a 360 on the cheap.  Roll Eyes

If you'd got one you'd be singing Amazon's praises right now, telling us all how impressive you are that if we'd all just planned properly we could've had one too. But, instead, you missed out on amazing deal and now your penny-pinching self must decry it as ill-advised from the get go. Save it for people who don't know your M.O.

Hmmm.  You've actually summed up the situation spot on.  Now, if you could do the reverse and praise me (who failed to get one but responded with a calm and level-headed No go for this schmoe.) with the same acumen, you could strike an awesome balance.
13531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 25, 2006, 01:26:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 25, 2006, 05:19:45 AM

Quote from: Calvin on November 23, 2006, 02:15:47 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 23, 2006, 02:00:46 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 22, 2006, 11:29:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 21, 2006, 01:51:38 AM

Me as a anime character.

A very effeminate one...

It still looks more masculine than most of the Final Fantasy lead characters  Tongue
Seriously though, it does look awfully fruity!!

Changed it.  Happy now?  icon_twisted

I love it!
13532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Taking DS Screenshots? on: November 25, 2006, 01:22:01 PM
I use a police sketch artist or my friend who is a still life painter.
13533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii: What VC games have you downloaded? on: November 24, 2006, 11:51:38 PM
They got the ball, they make the rules.

You're right though.  But that's the breaks, Tito.
13534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Declare your Black Friday Phat L00tz here! on: November 24, 2006, 03:50:57 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on November 24, 2006, 03:18:19 PM

I saw a line of about 60 people in front of a Best Buy at about 11pm last night...craziness.


That's ridiculous. I remember the good ol days when you could get there at 4 and be 30th in line.  Ahh, the golden age of black friday.

13535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Declare your Black Friday Phat L00tz here! on: November 24, 2006, 02:46:02 PM
Me, I slept in. icon_biggrin  What'd you get?
13536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: lol, PS3 hacked. on: November 24, 2006, 02:43:09 PM
Quote
Not happening on the Xbox360 due to not allowing linux on the system...

What does this mean?  Hasn't the 360 been hacked?  If not is that because the 360 is super locked down software wise?

Quote
This just cemented Sony being #1 this generation.

I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or not.

Can someone explain why this would be so (other than the ability to steal games)?

I know nothing about hacking systems or why someone (legitimate) would want to do it...
13537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Outfit (360) - Worth $10? on: November 24, 2006, 02:02:50 AM
GameRankings Average is 71%.  Is there a demo? Check it out and see if it's you're cup of absynthe.
13538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The true test of any server.... on: November 24, 2006, 12:54:16 AM
As it doesn't actually move, and you're not giving away 1000 $100.00 xbox core systems, I'm guessing it's a test because it's monty python?

If it's not MP, then I have no idea why this is a test and I fail.
13539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW Control question on: November 23, 2006, 09:12:36 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 23, 2006, 05:55:03 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 23, 2006, 04:36:58 AM

This advice, also given by Purge, has helped me tremendously.  I still have to say outloud the way I want to go on occasion, but the difficulty is fading.

Oh, one other thing; unlike Rainbow Six 3, this game doesn't support voice commands. slywink

I get it now!  I have to say it to myself.  icon_wink icon_wink
13540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, that sucked. on: November 23, 2006, 07:24:19 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 23, 2006, 07:17:48 PM

What kills me is that unlike a brick and mortar store where a deal like this will draw in the crowds who will likely buy other stuff even if this was sold out, they basically just jacked up their traffic to sell these at a huge loss with very little added purchases by customers. 

Yeah, I was wondering about that too.
13541  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 23, 2006, 07:23:30 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 23, 2006, 07:21:08 PM

Quote from: Zero on November 23, 2006, 07:17:24 PM

Well...I couldn't check out to get the freaking code.  I even had the stupid verification question..."What's 16 plus 1?"...but no freaking code...stupid POS checkout procedure....I'm done. disgust

Yeah it asked me what's 10 plus 5, by the time it processed my answer, it said sold out.

Well if you guys were better at math and didn't have to waste time calling up the calculator, maybe you would have gotten it...
13542  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 23, 2006, 07:10:53 PM
Yeah they were almost instantaneously gone. No go for this schmoe.
13543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW Control question on: November 23, 2006, 04:36:58 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 22, 2006, 03:57:27 PM

You have to think of Gears of War as a FPS with the camera moved back a little bit, not so much a third person action game.  Dead Rising's system was made for a third person melee/action game and worked incredibly poor for quickly shooting things, which is all you do in Gears.  

This advice, also given by Purge, has helped me tremendously.  I still have to say outloud the way I want to go on occasion, but the difficulty is fading.
13544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Thanksgiving Edition on: November 23, 2006, 01:57:52 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 22, 2006, 08:53:48 PM

Catching up on the backlog:

Killer 7

I'd love to hear your impressions. I'm still working on this game and man has it left an impression.
13545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 23, 2006, 01:20:47 AM
Oh and that's all I get to play it until after the four day weekend frown
13546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 23, 2006, 01:18:12 AM
So that everyone's holiday won't be ruined....I've played through the tutorial a couple times and it is starting to click. 

Question: is there a way to jump over cover obstacles without first 'engaging' the cover?
13547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 22, 2006, 11:29:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 21, 2006, 01:51:38 AM

Me as a anime character.

A very effeminate one...
13548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I did it!!! (almost) on: November 22, 2006, 05:25:22 PM
Huzzah! I just added you as a friend in 360. It'll be nice to know I didn't waste my time...Your gamerscore is pathetic!  Get on it!  nod
13549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 22, 2006, 05:11:42 PM
Perhaps I can learn the scheme over time, but I dont' have the time to dedicate to it at present. Perhaps after the holiday...

But man it's like learning to write with my left hand.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm right handed. That's why the analogy works.
13550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Want a PS3? All you need is a car. on: November 22, 2006, 04:00:43 PM
Hmm. and now that it's all over the net I bet he has to chane phone numbers... icon_lol
13551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 22, 2006, 03:59:07 PM
If I recall correctly, halo let you invert both the x and y axisesesis(?).
13552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW Control question on: November 22, 2006, 03:54:18 PM
And off it goes. 

I'm so frustrated right now I don't even know what to say.
13553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW Control question on: November 22, 2006, 03:44:45 PM
No separate camera controls from the aiming/movement controls? What is this 1997?  icon_mad

Right now its a struggle to get through even the tutorial...when I want to move right I go left. When I want to look up I look down... mad

Same with the camera...if I invert the y to make the camera work the way I like it, the aiming is off.

For crying out loud, DR had independent camera/aiming...why not this 'halo killer'?

 thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown
13554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 22, 2006, 03:28:49 PM
Any way to invert the X axis?

If not, I already don't like this game.  disgust
13555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Hits 1 million in 2 weeks and other 360 news: on: November 22, 2006, 02:27:26 PM
I'm glad someone pointed out the discrepancy. MS was touting that they would definitely have an install base of 10M by the time the PS3 came out and that the first one to 10M wins.

When will be able to find out what the Wiis hardware sales numbers are?
13556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist: Thanksgiving Edition on: November 22, 2006, 01:40:18 PM
For those of you not in the US of A, tomorrow marks Thanksgiving, a national holiday where we as Americans eat and eat and eat and eat (how is it different from every other day? Um...). It is also my personal favorite holiday. Lastly, it affords us a 4 day weekend consisting of what could be considered two holidays: Thanksgiving and Black Friday followed by the usual 2 day Saturday Sunday.

That said, I'm expecting the invasion of family to begin tonight (I'm really excited!), but as a result, the 360 shall be hidden from view.  Also, as we'll have guests sleeping in our tv room, console based gaming will be limited. So it looks like this weekend, while it could have been glorious (as I'm ready to break out Gears of War finally), most of my gaming will consist of:

Battles of Prince of Persia on the DS- Just four more missions!
Guitar Hero with the niece and nephews. Not II, though, as that's what we've purchased for the Nephews for Christmas...
Possibly some SSX Tricky on the ole XBOX. 
13557  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "The Hobbit" -- Peter Jackson is out on: November 22, 2006, 12:55:19 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 22, 2006, 02:09:44 AM

Yeah, I dunno.  I thought King Kong was great, as was LOTR.

King Kong was unwatchable, imo.  I think I made it 45 minutes...wherever she's dancing for the monkey...that's when I pulled eject.
13558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Hits 1 million in 2 weeks and other 360 news: on: November 22, 2006, 12:53:26 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 22, 2006, 09:46:17 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on November 22, 2006, 09:10:37 AM

Hmmm...here's hoping MGS4 becomes a 360 title - I don't want to fork over the $$$ for the PS3 just for that game.  If the game does come out later, it'll sure be DAMN heard to not read impressions, get spoiled, etc. however.
I am fairly sure this rumor surfaced earlier-like 3 or 4 months ago-I think one of the XBox guys at MS let it slip-frankly I think if they can grease Konami's palms the right way it will make its way sooner than later. The 360 is definately going to have the lead in installed base when MGS4 comes out.

Though I've not played 3 yet, MGS is one of my favorite series ever...well through 2 slywink, and I hope that it does come to 360. That would be awesome.
13559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Sensor Bar explained on: November 22, 2006, 12:51:14 PM
Wow. pretty cool.  That's neat cause I never have the desire to take anything apart to figure out how it works...
13560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How's the DS Lite online? on: November 22, 2006, 12:47:23 PM
Yep. Pretty much the same...though mario kart is a blast online...
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