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13641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00bz Journal- Updated 19/Oct/06 on: October 26, 2006, 02:42:53 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 26, 2006, 01:33:41 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 25, 2006, 06:32:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 23, 2006, 01:55:04 AM

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

No, I was correcting statements above, and then indicated best practice (as you WILL get tired of AA's... trust me.) The play-n-charge kit IS worth the coin.

After 9 months with the play'n'charge deal, I switched to the quick charge kit and an extra battery. My battery no longer holding a charge also helped me make the switch. I like it better this way, never tethered!

If I were to do one or the other, the quick charge kit would be the way i go. I'm going to see how long regular batteries last and then decide...
13642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00bz Journal- Updated 22/Oct/06 on: October 26, 2006, 01:29:18 PM

Quote from: shaggydoug on October 26, 2006, 04:37:51 AM


ATB,

Regarding your optical cable keeping on coming out....ummmm....speaking from experience which I blame on late night assembly (sometime around 2:30 am).....not that you would ever do anything like this.....but look at the end of the optical cable.  There is a little plastic condom like cover over the ends of these that must be removed first before you insert.  The optical cable will then snap into place.  And yes, the optical cable will still work with the clear plastic cover over it.

- shaggy

Thanks Shaggy, but that's definitely not it.  It's that the place where the cable fits in is just not machined very precisely.
13643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00bz Journal- Updated 22/Oct/06 on: October 25, 2006, 05:11:29 PM
How do I start the free trial Gold membership on live that 'came with the 360'? 
13644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apologies on: October 25, 2006, 04:51:53 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 25, 2006, 12:26:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 19, 2006, 04:08:56 PM

I want to apologize for being a GT contributor of such unparalleled magnificence, that Deadzone shall never be able to contribute anything even remotely as cool or interesting and for the resulting blows to his self-esteem.


 eek How did you NOT break your arm pattin' yourself on the back,

Practice, baby, practice.

ATB: I make the Internet look good.

13645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: He Shoots and Scores! on: October 25, 2006, 04:44:15 PM
Not a big hockey fan, but man was that goal pretty.
13646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 24 things you should know about the PS3... on: October 24, 2006, 07:01:38 PM
Article = meh.
13647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] What I learned last night on: October 24, 2006, 02:44:27 PM
dendrophilia = not found

dendrophobia = a fear of trees


confused
13648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Console Noise Levels on: October 24, 2006, 02:33:29 PM
Just got mine with a manufacture date of 6/06.  It's kinda  loud when the game is spinning, but not significantly more so than XBX1.
13649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising impressions! on: October 24, 2006, 01:47:58 PM
After you finish the game can you go back through from the beginning and try to rescue people?
13650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 24, 2006, 12:16:58 PM
185 this morning which is a shock given the absolutely debaucherous eating weekend I had.

I'm 21lbs off my all time high and have lost 12 lbs since starting to track it on the google sheet...almost exactly 2 months ago.  A bit slower than I'd like, but good.
13651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising impressions! on: October 24, 2006, 03:53:05 AM
Sooooooooo- I made it through the first day tonight.

MUCH MUCH MUCH reloading of the single save and replaying through spots.

The psychopaths in the jeep barought about near controller breaking fury.

I nearly made a mistake that nearly cost me this game, as I probably would have turned it off and traded it in.

I was really coming up against the time limit on the first day's case. I had parts 3 and 4 or 4 and 5, whatever left, with very little time as I had to save the two japanese tourists...

So I get them safely back after killing the jeep psychos TWICE arghhhhhhhh.

Then I raced back to get to next case part only to finally understand how it all ties together.

After the 2nd to last component closed, I had less than an hour of game time to make it back to the safe room to complete the case.

I RACED as fast as I could and made it.  It was so tight though, that the start of the 2nd case cut scene happened immediately after the cut scene to end the first.  I would have lost it had I not made it. Absolutely lost it.

I enjoyment of this game is severely tempered by the frustrating elements...so it's a B rated game at this point.
13652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Educate me about Robotech/Macross on: October 23, 2006, 08:18:31 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 08:08:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 23, 2006, 08:03:04 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 23, 2006, 07:22:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 23, 2006, 07:09:30 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 23, 2006, 07:02:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 04:03:42 PM

The series introduced anime into the American mainstream with its popularity. It wasn't the first anime to make an impression on America, but it made arguably the strongest impression. Also, if your kids don't think cartoon characters can die then Robotech will introduce them to the concept very, very quickly.

Speaking of which, in the Macross part of the Robotech saga, there is a MAJOR event about 2/3 of the way into the story that will leave an impression. It did back in 1985 when I first saw it. Blew me away actually.


Is this it?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Roy Fokker dying?

Nope, think later and more global...

Although, the event you mentioned was surprising as well.

Then just tell me.

Spoiler for Hiden:
At a guess I'd say what happens when Dolza's fleet shows up and obliterates the majority of the earth's surface causing untold devestation and death.

Oh I thought he might have meant:

Spoiler for Hiden:
When Rick chooses Lisa over Minmei  Tongue
13653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Educate me about Robotech/Macross on: October 23, 2006, 08:03:04 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 23, 2006, 07:22:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 23, 2006, 07:09:30 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 23, 2006, 07:02:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 04:03:42 PM

The series introduced anime into the American mainstream with its popularity. It wasn't the first anime to make an impression on America, but it made arguably the strongest impression. Also, if your kids don't think cartoon characters can die then Robotech will introduce them to the concept very, very quickly.

Speaking of which, in the Macross part of the Robotech saga, there is a MAJOR event about 2/3 of the way into the story that will leave an impression. It did back in 1985 when I first saw it. Blew me away actually.


Is this it?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Roy Fokker dying?

Nope, think later and more global...

Although, the event you mentioned was surprising as well.

Then just tell me.
13654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] What I learned last night on: October 23, 2006, 07:59:00 PM
It sounds to me like you're being set up. 
13655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 23/Oct/06 on: October 23, 2006, 07:11:10 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 23, 2006, 06:48:45 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 23, 2006, 03:12:55 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 03:10:24 PM

Ben Dixon's fate was the defining moment for me regarding animation in general (up to that point I believed no animated character could die),

For me the defining moment was Roy's death, and for the same reason.  Never could get back into GI Joe after watching Robotech...

For me it was the Transformers movies. God, the animated robots of yesteryear were mowed down like blades of grass to make room for new ones to occupy toy-store shelves.

It's hard to believe that it only lasted 4 seasons.

The movie was why it only lasted 4 seasons. 

Spoiler for Hiden:
Killing Optimus Prime effectively killed the series.
13656  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Educate me about Robotech/Macross on: October 23, 2006, 07:09:30 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 23, 2006, 07:02:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 04:03:42 PM

The series introduced anime into the American mainstream with its popularity. It wasn't the first anime to make an impression on America, but it made arguably the strongest impression. Also, if your kids don't think cartoon characters can die then Robotech will introduce them to the concept very, very quickly.

Speaking of which, in the Macross part of the Robotech saga, there is a MAJOR event about 2/3 of the way into the story that will leave an impression. It did back in 1985 when I first saw it. Blew me away actually.


Is this it?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Roy Fokker dying?
13657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Educate me about Robotech/Macross on: October 23, 2006, 04:42:01 PM
Get the American version. A new obsession will begin in your house.

I still can't shake the impacts of that show in my life and it is 20 year later.
13658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 23/Oct/06 on: October 23, 2006, 03:33:49 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 03:10:24 PM

Quote from: ATB 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!

Actually, nothing could be farther from the truth. icon_biggrin Ben Dixon's fate was the defining moment for me regarding animation in general (up to that point I believed no animated character could die), I had a massive crush on Miriya (always went for the Amazonian chicks), and wanted a Veritech somthing fierce. If given the chance to live in a sci-fi universe this would rank #2 behind Star Wars for me.

But the game still sucks. nod

HOW DARE YOU! 

The only thing you're worthy of now is being strapped to the front of the SDF-1's main gun prior to a Zentraedi assault.


No no. That' too good for you! You need to be strapped to one of the Daedelus arms prior to ramming!

Rick Hunter: Whiteboyskim, you're clearly not good enough to be on my RDF.  ATB is clearly the type of man we're looking for to lead Skull Squadron!
ATB: Why thank you sir! I agree whole heartedly.  Want me to feed him to the Invid?
Rick Hunter:    That won't be necessary! I owe Breetai a house warming gift.  I bet he'd love a Whiteboyskim coaster.
13659  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!
13660  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...
13661  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
13662  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.
13663  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. 
13664  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...
13665  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
13666  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?
13667  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?
13668  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>
13669  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?
13670  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!
13671  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?
13672  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
13673  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: October 20, 2006, 06:49:09 PM
SensuousLettuce
13674  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?
13675  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GT Xbox Live Gamertag List on: October 20, 2006, 06:43:48 PM
SensuousLettuce
13676  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.
13677  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.
13678  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
13679  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.
13680  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.
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