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13721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising impressions! on: November 30, 2006, 05:48:40 PM
I played through the whole game without having to restart at a higher level. i started at level 0 and worked up to 34 through the complete
Spoiler for Hiden:
4 days.
13722  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Let's War! What's your Most Disappointing Game of the Year? on: November 30, 2006, 04:09:32 PM

Quote from: warning on November 30, 2006, 03:12:12 PM

My console disappointment was Dead Rising.  They managed to take a game concept that sounded like fun on crack (zombies in a shopping mall?  genius!) and hamper it with an obnoxious save system and frustrating game mechanics.


Beside the save system what frustrating mechanics are you talkinga bout?
13723  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: KOTOR 3 possibly not Dead! on: November 30, 2006, 03:02:54 PM
 headbang headbang3 headbang

Watch they'll do something stupid and make it a PS3 exclusive. frown

I can't wait for Kotor 3 as long as it's on 360 smile.

13724  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Retail Adventure. on: November 30, 2006, 01:31:30 PM
You take things (and by things, I mean EVERYTHING) too seriously.
13725  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Xmas! on: November 30, 2006, 01:28:02 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on November 30, 2006, 12:07:54 AM


Meh.

Wierd Al's Vid is better
13726  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lake eats land on: November 30, 2006, 01:21:42 PM
That is unbelievable.

WOW.
13727  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Could I start the MGS series with #3? on: November 30, 2006, 01:12:05 PM
Quote
It took me over 24 real hours to beat MGS, but I take my time.

I actually don't know how long it took me. I was doing the usual make fun of MGS for all of its cutscenes routine.


Quote
Sounds like it's worth buying then, if I could find a reasonably priced copy.

You can find them very cheap. I paid 5 or so dollars for my copy of MGS2 and about twice that for MGS both at EB/Gamespot.

Make sure you inspect the discs!  Also, in MGS2 (I think), you need a code to get the radio working. You can find it at gamefaqs if the copy you find doesn't include the original packaging.
13728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Let's War! What's your Most Disappointing Game of the Year? on: November 30, 2006, 01:08:36 PM
I have two that come to mind:

Shadow of the Colossus

and....

Okami

SotC is well loved on this board, but I still feel it was a long way from the perfection label that people granted it There was emotional impact upon killing the first few titans, but by and large, after you've gone through the variants, it's basically the same fight over and over in different locales.  I would have liked to see more variety in the bosses- and the ways in which you kill them, less travel (more time spent on traveling than fighting) and especially more character development.

Okami- I'm not terribly far in this game...I want to say 8 hrs...and it has been a struggle to get that far.  I was really looking forward to this game (bought it on release day at full price), but it just hasn't delivered for me.  Knowing that it's about 40 hrs long means I'll probably never invest the time in it that one apparently should.  Sure it's pretty, sure it's witty, sure the evironments are neat, but for me it's just missing 'something'.
13729  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Screens of all 9 Wii Play minigames on: November 30, 2006, 12:59:01 PM
Combat meet Wii.  Wii meet Combat 2006 edition.
13730  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gears of War/Multiplayer N00bz Look Here/Link to Friday Night Game! on: November 30, 2006, 12:56:04 PM
Hi everyone, I'm ATB: an avid Single Player gamer of average skill.  I would like to invite my fellow SP gamers into a GOW MP game Saturday night at around 10 PM EST.

My ideal players would be those with limited or no experience playing GOW multiplayer (I'm not looking for someone who has the maps memorized or is just looking to increase their frag count) or multiplayer at all. Other than some coop Smash TV, I've not done any multiplayer gaming at all...ever with the exception of one game of C&C with a friend over 56k...12 or so years ago.

Let me know if you're interested either in this thread or over PM. I guess I need 3 players. (I should probably read the manual on how to do this biggrin).

My plan is to cut my teeth and then jump in with the rest of the veteran GT crew at sometime in the future.

I know this should probably be in the MP forum, but if my target audience is like me, then they probably never go in there. Move if you must mods.

13731  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So... how many PS3's were bought to be resold, not played? on: November 30, 2006, 01:38:12 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on November 30, 2006, 12:33:42 AM

Looks like the the hype has already worn off. Just went to look at the current auctions as of today(Weds afternoon) and a system closed for $765+80 2nd day air shipping. A profit for the guy but when you include the time spent to get the thing and packaging it up for shipping not really worth it IMO.

That may have been for the 20GB. 60s seem to still be selling for between 900-1100.
13732  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, my non-gaming parents played a Wii... on: November 29, 2006, 08:28:22 PM
And Nintendo's strategy comes to fruition.
13733  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's The End of November: What's your GOTY? on: November 29, 2006, 06:30:43 PM

Quote from: siege on November 29, 2006, 05:41:06 PM

I just finished Twilight Princess this morning and it's defintely my GOTY, if not the best game I've ever played.

Wow. That's some claim!
13734  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An ATB Retrospective on: November 29, 2006, 04:22:50 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 29, 2006, 04:06:13 PM

Congratulations, ATB!  This honor is no less deserved merely by nature of it being entirely self-bestowed.

Good Point, Ike. I changed the icon to a thumbs up for added glitz!
13735  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's The End of November: What's your GOTY? on: November 29, 2006, 03:11:14 PM

Quote from: warning on November 29, 2006, 02:32:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 29, 2006, 02:21:06 PM

DS: Advanced Wars Dual Strike- The best RTS game I have ever played.  Perfectly balanced.
RTS?  Real-time strategy?  Do you mean that odd little real-time battle minigame thingy or are you actually talking about the turn-based part?  You know, the part that was frigging awesome?

Be careful.  Stuff like this could show up in your Retrospective thread....  ninja

DOh! TBS TBS TBS! Fixing post.
13736  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Working tech support has given me no hope for mankind. on: November 29, 2006, 02:25:31 PM
I'm usually nice to everyone on the phone.  I just don't get that bitter.  However, some customer service reps have really cheesed me off...especially when there's a language barrier.

The angriest I get though is typically: "Can I speak to your supervisor?"
13737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's The End of November: What's your GOTY? on: November 29, 2006, 02:21:06 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on November 29, 2006, 02:07:13 PM

Tomb Raider Legends (X360) - Game of the Year for 2006

And along come Starshifter to turn everyone on their head.  That's why we love him.

More thoughts:

GOTY Played by Console (not necessarily released in 2006):

DS: Advanced Wars Dual Strike- The best TBS game I have ever played.  Perfectly balanced.
Xbox: Panzer Dragoon Orta- Planned to go through it again sometime, but I sold it.
PS2: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty-  A true masterwork.
PC: Diablo II-  Uh. it's the only thing I played at all on PC. And that was just a flirtation.

PS2 was the hardest to make a judgement on as every game I've played on it (except for SotC) has been A caliber.
13738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next batch of Wiis? on: November 29, 2006, 02:10:59 PM
My guess is that speculation is correct that many of the units are already laying around in wherehouses somewhere.

600k number is probably just a percentage of whats already out there waiting to be sold.
13739  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / An ATB Retrospective: Updated! 3000 Posts! on: November 29, 2006, 01:34:44 PM
So that everyone is well acquainted with my legacy as I approach the 2000 post mark at GT, I thought I would reveal some exciting statistics:

Registered: May 3, 2004
Registration Number: 25. This means I can give orders to all of you except for the 24 who preceded me a la the stonecutters.  Devil: Dance in place until I tell you to stop!

1st Post:

Quote from: ATB
know what's cool? My member number here is the same as at GG.  It was meant to be.  Ponderous.  Seem's I'm always 25th to the party slywink.

Site looks great.

The new logo is fantastic.

However, does this mean that the Console Gaming forum on GG is going to die or be killed?

PPD through December 31, 2005: .85 574 Active Days/492 Posts

But 2006 has been a banner year...

PPD Through June 15 2006: 1.07   742/854.  Not bad. 1 per, but barely a whisper.
PPD From June 16, 2006 to present: 6.5 166/1104. Now yer talkin baby!

Overal PPD: 2.08. Respectible and not oversaturating the forum with my hilarious genius.  Prudent use of posts.

Top 10 Stats: #6 All Time for Threads Started.  #5 is in my sights.  However, if you compare thread quality versus quantity, everyone knows I'm the People's Champion.

Other Milestones: Have achieved the coveted rank of Senior Gaming Trend Member.  I think that means I'm on staff but I'm not sure. 

Predictions:

  • In the 2007 GT MVP voting, I win the first of 4 consecutive titles
  • I win an epic 37 hour dance off with Whiteboyskim in 2009, thus bookending the trilogy with a 2-1 record

13740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So... how many PS3's were bought to be resold, not played? on: November 29, 2006, 01:00:04 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on November 29, 2006, 04:56:22 AM

Personally I think the number should be a lot higher. Somewhere in the 35-45% range. Due to Sony's massive shortages and because there are a lot of a**-holes in this world.

I actually think the jerks are the ones who selfishly kept it for themselves.  Take that!
13741  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye Paris on: November 29, 2006, 12:17:12 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on November 29, 2006, 02:48:47 AM

You missed the point.

I think you did.  Muahahahahaha.





Here's the point ---->.     And here's SIM  retardduuh   No! NO! That way <----

And here's SIM  retardduuh                         .<---- Here's the point   Too far! That way----->



Here's the point ---->.
And here's SIM  retardduuh  Not down dummy!


And here's SIM  retardduuh
Here's the point ---->.    Not up either. Doy!


Sheesh!
13742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Could I start the MGS series with #3? on: November 29, 2006, 12:08:54 PM
Remeber though that's about 8-12 of gameplay. You can probably add another say...5 or so for cutscenes.  icon_biggrin I love MGS cutscenes.
13743  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye Paris on: November 29, 2006, 02:06:06 AM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on November 28, 2006, 10:59:56 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 28, 2006, 10:51:35 PM

Wow. It's amazing what talent died so young due to just plain stupidity.

And PH shouldn't even be in a video with those people...

Here's the point ---->.











And here's ATB  icon_twisted


So I'm smiling like Satan from the bowels of Hell at the point?  I'm not sure I get it.
13744  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MPAA: Your home theater belongs to us! on: November 29, 2006, 02:03:30 AM
I wonder if this is one of those hype something up and never talk about it again situations...
13745  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I crave homicide on: November 29, 2006, 02:02:52 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 29, 2006, 01:27:10 AM

Just arrived in the mail yesterday!  Tongue

And I've only seen  a few episodes ever so it will be all new!

Did you order from DDD?
13746  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I crave homicide on: November 29, 2006, 02:02:43 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on November 28, 2006, 09:36:31 PM

Did you try the Barnes and Noble sale with 25% off code X9Y3G8Y?  I saw that on CAG.  It's reported to be one item only and only on DVD's or books, but that fits you, right?

You'll notice that their starting prices is $70.00 higher than at DDD. Thanks anyway.
13747  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye Paris on: November 28, 2006, 10:51:35 PM
Wow. It's amazing what talent died so young due to just plain stupidity.

And PH shouldn't even be in a video with those people...
13748  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MPAA: Your home theater belongs to us! on: November 28, 2006, 10:49:36 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 28, 2006, 09:24:41 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 28, 2006, 08:59:55 PM

At least he didn't blame George Bush...
Oh, but he DID!
Quote
The MPAA is lobBying congress to pUSH through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal.
Coincidence?????!!!?? 



That's some nice work, boys.
13749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next batch of Wiis? on: November 28, 2006, 10:46:18 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 28, 2006, 07:42:58 PM

Adding to the lunacy, I was just at Best Buy - they had 6 PS3s sitting on the shelf, getting no love.  I got there at noon, so they'd been there for a while....

You should have bought them all. Still fetching 1k per system.
13750  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MPAA: Your home theater belongs to us! on: November 28, 2006, 08:59:55 PM
At least he didn't blame George Bush...
13751  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's The End of November: What's your GOTY? on: November 28, 2006, 07:35:12 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 28, 2006, 07:29:36 PM


GOTY, in no particular order, it would be:

Every game released in 2006.


Hedge much?
13752  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's The End of November: What's your GOTY? on: November 28, 2006, 07:11:55 PM
I know the year's not over, but according to the GT Calendar there's not much coming out the rest of the way (I'm not sure if it's updated).  That said, what's your GOTY with just over a month left?

Even though I'm enjoying GoW immensely, I can't foresee it overtaking Dead Rising as my favorite game of the year.  For me, DR did everything right (including the save system). It scared me, made me laugh, made me tense, had great characters and a fabulous controls scheme.

ATB's GOTY: Dead Rising (Xbox 360)
13753  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I crave homicide on: November 28, 2006, 06:49:57 PM
Glarrrrrrg.

Too bad I missed the 20% off coupon on this one.  I may have ordered it.

What a fine fine show that was.
13754  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ATTENTION! Forum Update TONIGHT on: November 28, 2006, 06:44:42 PM

Quote from: jblank on November 28, 2006, 06:38:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 28, 2006, 06:18:05 PM

Quote from: jblank on November 28, 2006, 06:15:29 PM

Would this update have a fix for a problem that has been plaguing me, my PM notification not tell me I have PM's? I thought it was my pop-up blocker, but I eliminated that from being a possibility, but for some reason its 50/50 that I get notified of a PM. Just wonderin', not a huge deal.

Maybe it's just that no one is writing  you.


I kid. I kid. I kid because I love... nod

I may not have been clear. I get the PM's, but I am not getting the notification that one has arrived.

I don't think the pop up pops up when you write yourself.

Somebody stop me!
13755  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ATTENTION! Forum Update TONIGHT on: November 28, 2006, 06:18:05 PM

Quote from: jblank on November 28, 2006, 06:15:29 PM

Would this update have a fix for a problem that has been plaguing me, my PM notification not tell me I have PM's? I thought it was my pop-up blocker, but I eliminated that from being a possibility, but for some reason its 50/50 that I get notified of a PM. Just wonderin', not a huge deal.

Maybe it's just that no one is writing  you.


I kid. I kid. I kid because I love... nod
13756  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Superman demo out on: November 28, 2006, 06:16:56 PM
Superman is boring as a superhero and boring as a game.  Of course this game bites.

I'll probably give the demo a try...and like it...  retard
13757  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ATTENTION! Forum Update TONIGHT on: November 28, 2006, 05:44:00 PM
If this doesn't fix the 'you already posted' problem I'm going to take warning hostage and beat him over the head with Laner.
13758  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GoogleCheckout $10 and $20 off. on: November 28, 2006, 03:50:33 PM
Is this forever or for a limited time?  I'd like to buy Kameo, but am in the middle of GoW.
13759  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill Harris, WE GET IT - you hate Sony (Dubious Quality) on: November 28, 2006, 03:48:23 PM

Quote from: Kobra on November 28, 2006, 01:21:42 PM

Quote from: Crux on November 28, 2006, 01:02:54 PM

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

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

As opposed to hyping shit up, then calling it a "buggy, unplayable mess"?

Indeed, at least some people can ADMIT something they hyped turned out to be fecalish.  Other people, just try to sweep it aside and hope people will forget they aren't Sylvia Brown.

DID  YOU   EAT  YOUR  PANTS         YET?
13760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, that sucked. NOW WITH MORE WINONA on: November 28, 2006, 02:18:39 PM

Quote from: stiffler on November 28, 2006, 03:41:51 AM

I find myself wanting more. 

BURN!




I'm coming to eat you stiffler glarrrg!
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