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13601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 23/Oct/06 on: October 23, 2006, 02:58:22 PM
Quote
Finished off Robotech: Battlecry and it's convinced me, ATB, that you are insane. This game was ass.

 eek eek eek

Then you're obviously not a Robotech fan from way back. Nor did you at one point believe that Rick Hunter had to have existed and that he was watching you to see if you qualified to be beamed aboard the SDF-4 to become a Veritech pilot. Nor did you pretend that your bicycle was a Cyclone and that when you got off of it you turned into body armor and were on covert missions to infiltrate the Zentraedi base (in this case a Giant supermarket). Nor, obviously, was Robotech the defining cartoon of your childhood.  Nor did you have a crush on, in turn, Lynn Minmei, Lisa Hayes, or Rook Bartley.

Pshaw to you!
13602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] What I learned last night on: October 23, 2006, 02:55:34 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 23, 2006, 02:38:17 PM

Chick who smokes?  Instant turn-off for me. 

I briefly dated a girl who smoked.  I could taste the smoke/menthol/whatever for hrs after smooching.

Blech.  But I guess LE smokes too...
13603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/23) on: October 23, 2006, 02:45:40 PM
Zippo. Still waiting for my bully pre-order  icon_frown.  Contact from last week looks interesting.

Next scheduled purchases are Gears of War and GH2 in November.

Psst. Also, an interview on the 1upYours podcast has me kinda jonesin for Resistance.  Now if I can somehow justify keeping my PS3 preorder..... retard
13604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] What I learned last night on: October 23, 2006, 02:06:49 PM
Dude. Didn't you get a 360 just a few weeks ago?  Play that instead.
13605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap 23/Oct/06 on: October 23, 2006, 01:12:57 PM
Well, didn't find a great amount of time this weekend.

Had a good couple of sessions with Dead Rising, but man the save system IS a pain.  Was working through the same area over and over again to try to save 3 survivors. Moving forward I shan't be so meticulous.

Also finished one level in Battles of Prince of Persia.  Sadly no Killer 7.

Spent all day Sunday hanging shelves. 
13606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] What I learned last night on: October 23, 2006, 02:54:01 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on October 23, 2006, 01:34:50 AM

Part 3 Spoiler (like the tension? don't click) :
Spoiler for Hiden:
I don't get laid.  The girl's smart -- she wants me to get tested for STDs first


Looks like you're sunk then...
13607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00bz Journal- Updated 19/Oct/06 on: October 23, 2006, 01:55:04 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 23, 2006, 01:09:07 AM

The 360 is turned on remotely by powering on a controller (hit the X logo). It takes a second, you don't need to hold it down.
You CAN turn off a wireless controller OR the console & controller(s) by holding the X logo for 3 seconds at any time when it's on. A menu appears on the right side and you choose from there.
I don't use this option generally; the play-n-charge kit doesn't charge if you turn it off this way. Hit the power button instead (while the controllers are plugged in). You'll note their charge lights stay on. Once they've charged it goes out. The 360 is still considered OFF during this power-off charge time, and no fans are running.

confused

Is that an answer to a question I didn't ask?

confused
13608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00bz Journal- Updated 19/Oct/06 on: October 22, 2006, 04:59:38 PM
I continue to be impressed with the 360.  Dead Rising is a fun game and the dashboard is really neat.  The offerings on LIVE are far more limited than I expected, but whatever.

Is there a way to soft reboot?

In Dead Rising, there seems to be no way to go back out and load up the save game if you botch something.  Is there a soft reboot on the console a la PS2 and DSL? Or do I have to exit to dashboard and then go back in?

What's the point of Media Extender?  Why would I plug into my PC to watch TV through my PC/360 on my TV when I can just watch TV on my TV?

Is there a way to surf the web through Media Extender or is the sole functionality getting music on the 360 and viewing pictures?

Is there a snooze mode on Live where it logs you out after a certain period of time? It has only happened once, but I was playing Dead Rising and I got the pop up that I had disconnected.

Finally, is there a way to get more gamer pics without paying for them?
13609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Purchasing consoles (and other stuff) at Costco on: October 21, 2006, 05:44:24 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 21, 2006, 12:17:14 PM

I was in Costco yesterday and it seems like they are trying to back off of this policy.


For example?
13610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: She musta' sucked in bed. on: October 20, 2006, 08:29:42 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 20, 2006, 07:58:21 PM


No.  :icon_sad:


Ahh. It's okay.  <HUGS>
13611  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: She musta' sucked in bed. on: October 20, 2006, 07:56:01 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 20, 2006, 07:23:47 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 20, 2006, 06:57:44 PM

Quote
The bestiality law took effect in June. It was prompted by an incident in Enumclaw where a man died after having sex with a horse.

 eek

I won't ask if that makes him gay.  retard  icon_wink

There was a thread about that a year and a half ago on OO. The original poster said something about the guy being gay (he edited his post later). As is the modus operandi over yonder, drama ensued.

Hence the 'I won't ask if that makes him gay.' line with the :ralphwiggum: and the :icon_ wink:.

Not subtle enough for j00?
13612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: There is no way the Wii can live up to the hype. on: October 20, 2006, 07:53:52 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 20, 2006, 07:18:18 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 20, 2006, 04:59:45 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 20, 2006, 04:42:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 20, 2006, 04:37:10 PM

Not North America. GLOBALLY.

Nah, with all the Nintendo fanaticism in Japan, and their fascination with "quirky" things, they will be all over the Wii, so I won't take that bet. When I talk gaming here, I am talking about North America. Global numbers are irrelevant to me, otherwise I would be all over Soccer, which people say is the "#1 sport globally".

Well, I don't believe it will be number one in NA...but globally I do.

But what do you mean by #1? Most total systems sold? Or most sold the month the bet ends? The latter is a possibility, but there's no way the former will be true.

Anotha Doubta!  Put it in tha book.  ATB don't front.  Nintendo Numba 1 fo' life!
13613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phone Spam From Gamestop As a Result of PS3 Preorder? on: October 20, 2006, 07:30:02 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 20, 2006, 06:52:47 PM

If you cancel your preorder without offering it to me first, I will m'fing kill you.

gellar

I already offered it to you for $1200.00...what more can you ask?
13614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: She musta' sucked in bed. on: October 20, 2006, 06:57:44 PM
Quote
The bestiality law took effect in June. It was prompted by an incident in Enumclaw where a man died after having sex with a horse.

 eek

I won't ask if that makes him gay.  retard  icon_wink
13615  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: October 20, 2006, 06:49:09 PM
SensuousLettuce
13616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phone Spam From Gamestop As a Result of PS3 Preorder? on: October 20, 2006, 06:45:47 PM
I've gotten two calls from Gamestop in the past two days.

The first was a customer service survey. Cool.

The second was an 'informational' ad that Talledaga Nights is going to be bundled with PS3. OMG!

Also, If I trade anything in toward the pay off of the console, I get an extra 20% in credit towards it.

So what if I trade in 10 games get that extra 20%, then they don't have a console for me and I cancel the pre-order? Does that mean I make money on the deal?
13617  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GT Xbox Live Gamertag List on: October 20, 2006, 06:43:48 PM
SensuousLettuce
13618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPod turns 5 on Monday - have you ever owned one? on: October 20, 2006, 05:46:43 PM
Shoulda made this a poll, fool!  icon_mad

No. I've never owned one.
13619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: There is no way the Wii can live up to the hype. on: October 20, 2006, 05:43:58 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 20, 2006, 05:42:14 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 20, 2006, 05:33:01 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 20, 2006, 05:08:54 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 20, 2006, 03:44:17 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 20, 2006, 02:35:55 PM

Outside of some gaming messageboards is there alot of hype?  And doesn't every console get hyped on gaming message boards?  I think it might be cool.  It will be different.  Does different automatically mean better?  Not necessarily.

Ditto. I started reading this thread and kept saying to myself, "What hype?".  People talk about it here and they talk about it on other boards, but I'm not hearing my fellow gaming friends slobber with anticipation of it (I personally only know 1 person that has it preordered) like I hear with the PS3.

My experience is the opposite in that I no nobody who cares about the PS3 due to it being perceived as too expensive and due to the limited supply.  I know plenty of people hyped about the Wii.

Then we run in very different circles. Most of my friends are 30+ IT guys that are "techies" I guess you would say.

So are mine.

Touche!

All my friends are nuns and convicts.  They're both equally excited for each console.
13620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 20, 2006, 05:14:40 PM

Quote from: ScubaV on October 20, 2006, 04:52:09 PM

Look at that guy in the black shirt at the top of the picture.  He's completely unfazed.

Yeah and the young baby actually like she's attempting to catch it.   icon_lol
13621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Marathon on Sunday on: October 20, 2006, 05:13:50 PM
I'm planning on sitting through some of it as I was wishy/washy after the pilot and then ignored it.  Will start the marathon- maybe- and see what happens.

If FNL goes off the air, then basically I've not picked up any new shows this year.
13622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: There is no way the Wii can live up to the hype. on: October 20, 2006, 04:59:45 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 20, 2006, 04:42:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 20, 2006, 04:37:10 PM

Not North America. GLOBALLY.

Nah, with all the Nintendo fanaticism in Japan, and their fascination with "quirky" things, they will be all over the Wii, so I won't take that bet. When I talk gaming here, I am talking about North America. Global numbers are irrelevant to me, otherwise I would be all over Soccer, which people say is the "#1 sport globally".

Well, I don't believe it will be number one in NA...but globally I do.
13623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: There is no way the Wii can live up to the hype. on: October 20, 2006, 04:37:10 PM
Not North America. GLOBALLY.
13624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: There is no way the Wii can live up to the hype. on: October 20, 2006, 04:30:38 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 20, 2006, 04:26:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 20, 2006, 04:22:28 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on October 20, 2006, 03:58:13 PM

If anything, there's anti-hype around the Wii amongst the gaming hardcore.  Gamecube 1.5, the Giimick, etc.

Sure, the post-hardcore (or as I like to call them, postcore) gamers are wetting their jaded Depends at the "INNOVATESHUN."  Pay them no heed -- in the face of the 360 and PS3, the Wii will inevitably disappoint.

#1 this gen. Watch and see.

Care to bet a $25.00 donation to the charity of the winners choosing, that it doesn't get out of the #3 spot?

Well, how would we set the parameters? What's the timeline?  By Christmas it will be #2 almost by default.  Does that mean I win?
13625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Public Relations = Grasping at Straws on: October 20, 2006, 04:28:37 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 20, 2006, 04:23:42 PM


Its affordable already though buddy. I can get you right now, at this very moment, links that show well performing, reliable, quality HDTV's, for $500.00 and if you want an LCD, hows about a 32" for $649.00?

That is still a ton of money for a TV. Specially when SD is 1/3 of the price.
13626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 20/Oct/06 on: October 20, 2006, 04:24:31 PM
Gonna Spend some time with Dead Rising, my first 360 game.  I keep starting over so that I can get the control scheme (and new controller) down...I also accidentally created two profiles and got some achievements on the one I deleted. Oh wells.

Have tried the demo for Smash TV and loved it. I loved that game back in the day. But...since I have no points I may not pull the trigger on it yet.

Finally, hope to log some time with Killer 7.
13627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: There is no way the Wii can live up to the hype. on: October 20, 2006, 04:22:28 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on October 20, 2006, 03:58:13 PM

If anything, there's anti-hype around the Wii amongst the gaming hardcore.  Gamecube 1.5, the Giimick, etc.

Sure, the post-hardcore (or as I like to call them, postcore) gamers are wetting their jaded Depends at the "INNOVATESHUN."  Pay them no heed -- in the face of the 360 and PS3, the Wii will inevitably disappoint.

#1 this gen. Watch and see.
13628  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 20, 2006, 03:54:50 PM
I was thinking:

"Keep your eye on the ball...er bat...at all times."
13629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First PS3 Ad? on: October 20, 2006, 03:53:27 PM

Quote from: Canuck on October 20, 2006, 01:29:46 PM

Weren't the XBOX 360 ads just as ridiculous? 

They were yes. 
13630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Public Relations = Grasping at Straws on: October 20, 2006, 02:50:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 20, 2006, 03:32:14 AM

Quote from: Destructor on October 20, 2006, 03:22:41 AM

Hey, look, yet another thing to tack onto the 'can Sony get any stupider?' train.

Idiots.

would this be enough for another track?

That...is a debacle.
13631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kill me now please on: October 20, 2006, 02:33:15 PM

Quote from: Arkon on October 20, 2006, 02:11:25 PM

Well the 360 works..... sort of.  It won't connect to Live currently and I can only open the disc tray through the dashboard or by pressing the eject button dead center and pressing really hard.

And you're going to escalate to whom when?

13632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Gamers Day - Lots of PS3 Info on: October 20, 2006, 02:30:58 PM
The first screen looks like fun.
13633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $60 Games Costing Sales? on: October 20, 2006, 12:56:54 PM
Actually, I guess I paide full price for Okami...but that was at 39.99 so it's kinda different.
13634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $60 Games Costing Sales? on: October 20, 2006, 12:56:00 PM
I'm a cheap ass through and through and try never to pay anywhere near full price unless there are extenuating circumstances.

I will pay full price gladly for GH2 in november.  I paid more than full price for Phoenix Wright.
I paid full price for Castlevania on DS (still haven't played it).

But usually I hit a sale, use a coupon, wait, or just adopt stuff later in its run and by that time there's much out there sub original msrp.
13635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 20, 2006, 12:26:02 PM

Quote from: warning on October 20, 2006, 12:16:04 PM



That is an amazing photo. Anyone know what the caption says?
13636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 20, 2006, 12:22:22 PM
187. The teeter totter continues. 
13637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: There is no way the Wii can live up to the hype. on: October 20, 2006, 11:05:22 AM
Nothing is as good as the hype because we as gamers are lemmings.  Something comes out. We get lathered up at the potential. It hits and even if it's amazing it's never as good as our disproportionate hope.

Whe Wii is going to be fun and a huge success, but I have intentionally ratcheted back the attention I pay to it so that anything from here on in is a pleasant surprise.

13638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are long load times killing the PSP? on: October 20, 2006, 01:58:24 AM
I'm from case opening to playing the game in under 10 on my DS. I'm sure of it.

I'd let you know for sure but I've had my DS sitting open on the seizure warning screen for the last 8 hrs hoping Totaka's theme would play. ...
13639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kill me now please on: October 20, 2006, 01:56:24 AM

Quote from: Arkon on October 20, 2006, 01:42:09 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 20, 2006, 12:05:46 AM

Quote from: Arkon on October 19, 2006, 08:07:22 PM

Manufacturing date of the console they sent me: 10-29-2005

 :icon_eek:

Is this a new console or did they just send you a refurb?

It is a refurb.  Only reason I know is because none of the clear stickers are on the system.  I am going to let it sit overnight and try it tomorrow.

I call BS on this.  Call MS and UPS and say that the package you received contained very sensitive electronics, that it was left in the rain and is now damaged.  You want a replacement.  Escalate the mother out of that until you get satisfaction.

MS and UPS are bonded against this. They should totally replace the unit.
13640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00bz Journal- Updated 19/Oct/06 on: October 19, 2006, 11:05:57 PM

Quote from: Laner on October 19, 2006, 10:52:18 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 19, 2006, 10:26:49 PM

My second question is: Why did I not have to give the 360 my WEP key in order for it to connect to live?  My router is secure...
If it's a wired connection, WEP doesn't come into play.

Well duh. Sheesh. I'm so stupid sometimes.
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