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13641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next batch of Wiis? on: November 28, 2006, 11:52:15 AM

Quote from: Calvin on November 28, 2006, 07:33:56 AM

Are these worth speculating on?

They're consistently going for between the 400 and 500 range but many of those may be bundled with an extra controller...
13642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Sells 600k first week [Nintendo PR] on: November 28, 2006, 03:20:44 AM

Quote from: kathode on November 28, 2006, 02:47:56 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 28, 2006, 02:28:05 AM

Try to remember that it is 600k sold, not shipped.  I know at least Wal-mart held a bunch of their stock for the weekend promotion they were doing. I wouldn't think anyone held it longer, but you never know....

Even if it's true, there's no way they held back 400k.  I would be shocked if they held back even 100k of something that was selling that hot.  Never believe launch numbers. 

Would the only benefit be a perceived (or actual!) shortage and the requisite media coverage?  I think N prefers to have money in their pocket rather than create false inflation by holding units back...of course I could be wrong.
13643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: VC titles coming tonight or tomorrow morning on: November 28, 2006, 03:18:10 AM
Is Punch Out up yet?
13644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 28, 2006, 02:33:57 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 28, 2006, 02:12:32 AM

2) There are just as much crabby people, drama, and childish behavior here as OO, BC, and Qt3. Hell it was drama because someone posted a thread of half naked women.

I don't think you get drama if yout hink there's drama here.  If you're interested in drama, consult your local library or www.octopusoverlords.com.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I really shouldn't but I can't resist.  icon_smile
13645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Sells 600k first week [Nintendo PR] on: November 28, 2006, 01:47:09 AM
It should be NiM$.  That's cooler.

As for 600k, that's lower than I thought too and not as impressive to me as I had hoped.  I guess 4 million by end of year is still feasible and I hope they reach it.
13646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill Harris, WE GET IT - you hate Sony (Dubious Quality) on: November 28, 2006, 01:08:40 AM

Quote from: Kobra on November 28, 2006, 01:03:36 AM

I quickly noticed he likes to hype back door solid releases up, then when it turns out not-so-good, he quitely brushes it aside and doesn't mention it again. 

DID YOU EAT YOUR PANTS YET?
13647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill Harris, WE GET IT - you hate Sony (Dubious Quality) on: November 28, 2006, 01:06:04 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on November 28, 2006, 12:53:55 AM

He very well may be right that Sony will end up the loser in this round of the Console Wars.

He learned everything he knows from me. And me.  And a little someone called Mii.
13648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How have the Next Gen shortages affected your buying? on: November 28, 2006, 12:51:41 AM
I didn't get a 360 until this last october that was only because of a ridiculous deal at outpost.

That in turn derailed my planned purchase of a Wii which I probably would not have pre-ordered due to supposedly readily available supply. So I probably wouldn't have one now anyway. However, I may have been willing to get to BB this past weekend at 5:00 AM to get one...

13649  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I have spent over one day of my life viewing GT on: November 27, 2006, 10:53:57 PM
Yeah. How are these stats tabulated?

There was a discussion about this at some point, but I don't recall the answer.
13650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 27, 2006, 10:52:46 PM

Quote from: Austin on November 27, 2006, 09:12:40 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 27, 2006, 08:59:19 PM

Sigh.

I think we need to institute a Carlin-esque Nine Words You Can't Say at GT:

1. OO
2. Octopus
3. Overlords
4. Other Forum
5. Drama (when used as a reference to 1-4)
6. Preschool (when used as a reference to 1-5)
7. That-stupid-forum-that-drove-us-all-mad-with-the-needless-drama-and-relentless-circular-conversations-about-the-same-crap-that-we-were-discussing-back-in-2000.
8. Any food related word that could be extrapolated to mean the word that is synonymous with one of several regular occasions or times for eating food
9. Ceekay
You told me you were done with discussing OO here.  Don't you owe me a game now or something?

You're right but sometimes I can't help myself.  If this thread had been locked when I requested it, none of this would have happened.

Though it was worth it for my awesome comeback to SH.
13651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 27, 2006, 10:52:01 PM
But carla was the prom queen.

13652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 27, 2006, 08:59:19 PM
Sigh.

I think we need to institute a Carlin-esque Nine Words You Can't Say at GT:

1. OO
2. Octopus
3. Overlords
4. Other Forum
5. Drama (when used as a reference to 1-4)
6. Preschool (when used as a reference to 1-5)
7. That-stupid-forum-that-drove-us-all-mad-with-the-needless-drama-and-relentless-circular-conversations-about-the-same-crap-that-we-were-discussing-back-in-2000.
8. Any food related word that could be extrapolated to mean the word that is synonymous with one of several regular occasions or times for eating food
9. Ceekay
13653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, that sucked. NOW WITH MORE WINONA on: November 27, 2006, 08:50:46 PM

Quote from: kathode on November 27, 2006, 05:08:00 PM

I heard a lot of people who got in on the deal did so by using the straight IP address for the page. 

Explain.
13654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Motorstorm - The Real PS3 Killer App! on: November 27, 2006, 08:48:45 PM
Man, Hetz, you are some lightning rod for the haters.
13655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Could I start the MGS series with #3? on: November 27, 2006, 05:27:33 PM

Quote from: only1 on November 27, 2006, 01:49:00 PM

MGS2 just wasnt that good,

 eek puke

Gah!
13656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/27) on: November 27, 2006, 05:24:53 PM
Nada!
13657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Thanksgiving Holiday Gaming Recap! on: November 27, 2006, 01:22:39 PM
Well, my guests ended up leaving a day earlier than expected, that leant itself to a robust day or so of gaming.

Behold:

Gears of War: I'm to Act II and so far this game is riveting. I've got the controls down now and the gameplay is outstanding. I can definitely see myself playing through multiple times.  There are some VERY intense moments, I must say.  The addition of John "Bender" Dimaggio as the main voice guy makes this even better. There is one part though where a transmission comes into Fenix and it sounds like Bender is under fire from the Locust.  Rather surreal.  icon_biggrin



Battles of Prince of Persia: I finished 2.5 missions.  Only 2 more missions to go and I'm done with this unheralded gem.  Fabulous.

Guitar Hero: My 15 year old niece is officially the Eric Claptonesqe guitar god of the ATB extended family. I took her on some songs, but she pwns me.

Oh and I took today off too...so I should be able to do some more!
13658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 27, 2006, 01:17:02 PM
I think its time to lock this thread now.
13659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 27, 2006, 02:06:42 AM

Quote from: Calvin on November 27, 2006, 01:13:38 AM

Quote from: Kobra on November 27, 2006, 01:01:36 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 26, 2006, 05:28:12 PM

Quote from: Kobra on November 26, 2006, 04:37:54 PM

Quote from: GGMark on November 26, 2006, 12:38:03 PM

OO down

We can only hope.   icon_lol

I was wondering who would be first to post this, you, LE, or Unbreakable. icon_biggrin

Heh.  It must be painful for some at OO to see that OO-Banned folk seem to do well here, even thrive.  That alone says quite a lot about GT and the community.   thumbsup
I am not sure that you "thrive" here yet..lets not go crazy.

Coke meet monitor! You owe me a new one! And a new keyboard...Oh and new underwear too! Oh and I kicked a hole in the wall.

But seriously folks, good one.
13660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 26, 2006, 08:46:17 PM

Quote from: warning on November 26, 2006, 07:38:53 PM

Okay it's back up, I'm going to modify Austin's last post.

Awesome!  GT strikes back!
13661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Search... on: November 26, 2006, 08:44:02 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on November 26, 2006, 08:34:49 PM

I can't wait to see the November NPD on the hardware. I will be very interested in seeing how well the big N did with this launch.

Ditto. Can't wait to see how well they're selling.

FWIW, I on a whim went to my BB at about 15 mins to open and it seems that they handed out the vouchers around 7:00...people had been on line since about 5 AM.  My BB got 51...

Oh well. I was just gonna sell it anyway...
13662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Could I start the MGS series with #3? on: November 26, 2006, 07:01:15 PM
DO NOT!

As a gamer who missed the boat on the PSX and only recently (03/06) arrived in Playstation Twoosville, hunt for MGS and MGS2 and play them.  MGS holds up remarkably well- though you'll note the primitive control limitations- and MGS2 is a masterpiece of a game.  A MASTERPIECE.

3 is a gigantic departure from the first 2 (and I've still not worked through it due to other game priorities).

YOU MUST play MGS and MGS2.  Please, for the sake of Snake...
13663  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: November 26, 2006, 01:50:27 PM
Well, Arkon, after nearly a month of relaxing and travel and eating and eating and eating oh  and Thanksgiving, I'm starting again today with the goal of a half marathon in March.  Today is food 'detox' day as I plan to eat reasonably in preparation for the week ahead.

I'll check my weight tomorrow, and if I haven't gained five lbs, I'll be joyous.

Any updates from anyone else?
13664  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 26, 2006, 01:48:08 PM

Quote from: Austin on November 26, 2006, 01:07:47 PM

We've closed the site due to a lack of drama.   nod 

<giggle!>
13665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00b Questions on: November 26, 2006, 01:45:59 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 26, 2006, 07:07:56 AM

you can change it in your profile to  'auto sign in'

Yeah this  is already on. I'll let it sit for a bit like Dimmona suggested...
13666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 26, 2006, 05:32:41 AM

Quote from: Mattc0m on November 26, 2006, 02:40:33 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 25, 2006, 03:59:39 PM

Quote from: ATB 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...

looks like a tubby smurf wearing a blue helmet.....

Pretty much smile

Let me do some transmogrification. This is what it looks like w/o any effects on it, and without the logo & stuff.

It's just a little guy from a font face I like called NATOkit - http://www.dafont.com/natokit.font

How anti-climactic.  icon_frown
13667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your Avatar? on: November 26, 2006, 05:30:42 AM
That is so good!
13668  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.

13669  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.
13670  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...
13671  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
13672  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.
13673  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!
13674  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?
13675  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...
13676  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.
13677  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!
13678  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.
13679  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.
13680  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.

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