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13761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 03:53:18 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 03:49:10 PM

Wish I had the time to pick one up today... oh well.

gellar

I'll see you mine for $1200.00  icon_twisted
13762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 03:45:38 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 03:37:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 03:35:48 PM

I got #10 at my store and he said they'd have enough to meet that...but I'm not optimistic.

I too will be attempting to liquidate on Ebay so it's no biggie if I don't get it.

Price quoted was 599.99 which is correct sir!

Well I am VERY confused then. Why are they telling everyone the wrong price? I heard him tell not only me, but 4 others, the exact same price, $629.99.

Hopefully it was a mistake and their not gouging. I guess you'll find out in November...
13763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Sensor Troubles on: October 10, 2006, 03:42:11 PM
Oh Devil. Come on.
13764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 03:41:16 PM

Quote from: Farscry on October 10, 2006, 03:40:33 PM

I'm sorely tempted to try to grab one to scalp, but $600 is a massive investment for speculation for me, and my luck I wouldn't be able to sell mine for any profit.  Tongue

Then return it! Duh!?   icon_smile
13765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii and PS3 preorders begin tomorrow. on: October 10, 2006, 03:40:31 PM
I can't see each store getting their whole alotment.

Guy said there are 4200 stores and if they each get 10 that's 10% of the initial shipment and I just can't see that happening. They also said that they're the only people doing pre-orders so they might have somethign worked out with sony.

As I said in the Jblank thread, I'm #10, but I"m not optimistic I'll see one.  If I do, I'll be chuffed!
13766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 03:35:48 PM
I got #10 at my store and he said they'd have enough to meet that...but I'm not optimistic.

I too will be attempting to liquidate on Ebay so it's no biggie if I don't get it.

Price quoted was 599.99 which is correct sir!
13767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii and PS3 preorders begin tomorrow. on: October 10, 2006, 12:18:53 PM
It was pants. Not shorts.  P-A-N-T-S.
13768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Sensor Troubles on: October 10, 2006, 12:18:07 PM
I would just say that the chances of it being in direct sunlight during game play are scant.  Sure, indirect sunlight may be a factor, but my guess is that most players- even including the non-'hardcore'- don't play with the curtains/shades all the way open....cause even non-'hardcore' eyes can't see the screen with all that glare.
13769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: North Korea has the bomb. on: October 09, 2006, 11:19:20 PM
I guessing that different enrichment processes of different countries leave some kind of 'signature'.

I'd think creating and detonating a nuke would make anonymity nearly impossible.

Also, if you're the mastermind who finally does it, chances are you aren't going to be silent about it.
13770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Customer Service Angst on: October 09, 2006, 03:48:35 PM
Just spent another 1.5 hrs on the phone with bestbuy.  I spoke to not one but two people who had great English skills (one of them a supervisor).  I'm cautiously optimistic. 

Cautiously.
13771  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Customer Service Angst on: October 09, 2006, 02:26:12 PM
Here are all the customer service issues I have going on right now.  I am about ready to go Emerson/Thoreau and go live in a cabin where I can never buy anything ever again.

Amazon: Buy 360 get Gears of War free. I order it and they pull the ad saying it was a mistake.  They've annotated my account that I should still get the game for free. We'll find out in november.

Best Buy: Bought a 3000.00 tv (my dad's) with triple rewardzone points. Still only have the initial value on my account.  I've called more that 1/2 dozen times to get this escalated to no avail.  Language barriers aplenty.  Called their complaint line. Have escalated to management.  Ridiculous. The last rep gave me 270 pts on my account for some reason. I'm owed 6000.  <sigh>

Verizon: The rep messed up my account setup 2 1/2 years ago and for whatever reason they want 15.00 a line transfer fee for us to get our entitled phone upgrades and my company discount.  That's 60.00 for their mistake.

Anderson Homes:   The place that built my house has someone who is absolutely incompetent as their warranty agent.  Two issues have been going on and on and on for months and she just can't put it together.


Oh and I'm still battling all of them. I won't capitulate.


13772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 09, 2006, 12:53:07 PM
188*


Goodbye 190s.



*Scale sits in the bathroom and my wife had already showered. Not sure if that impacts the weight springs within the scale. Will try again tomorrow.
13773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: North Korea has the bomb. on: October 09, 2006, 12:26:38 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on October 09, 2006, 06:21:54 AM

What's the deal with countries like N. Korea and Iran?  You would think if 50,000 other countries (exaggeration, I know) are telling you, "Dude, you really should stop with the nuclear stuff.  It's just not cool", they would take a hint.  Maybe step back and say, "You know what, a billion other people are telling me it's not wise?  Maybe it's not?"

Because the UN is a spineless beauracracy that 'threatens' with words and then doesn't do anything about it when their warnings are ignored. It should be called the Appeasing Nations rather than United.  Kofi Annan is useless.

Korea having nukes is a potentially huge problem.
13774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap: How'd it Go on: October 09, 2006, 12:23:54 PM
Let me just say, that if you're into turn based strategy and/or card games, Battles of Prince of Persia is a great title for the DS. It can be had for 10.00 and it's moved from a B title for me, to an A- and possibly climbing.  I'm really enjoying the mechanics and the strategy.  The AI isn't so great, but there have been times where I've felt I had to 'turn the tide' in order to beat the mission.  This is getting most of my time.

Also, played some Killer 7.  What a stylish and interestingly confusing game.  Not yet brilliant, but it's captivating.
13775  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 08, 2006, 09:19:43 PM
Well, Chicago should have beaten them...should have even blown them out...but not 40-7.  Zounds.

Bills had 145 total yards.  That's something.
13776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 08, 2006, 11:22:37 AM
Made it 2.2 miles this morning and I was done. Windy. Rainy. Was in absolutely deep sleep when the alarm went off...

I guess I'll load up this week and go for 20 next weekend. It's do or die time.
13777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What happens to your Icons at night - on: October 08, 2006, 11:20:10 AM
That's been around for years, but it still makes me smile.
13778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 08, 2006, 01:07:01 AM
I've never so much as tasted coffee. 
13779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 08, 2006, 01:06:11 AM
I dunno what it is...It's beautiful, sure.  Combat is fun, sure.  Expansive environments, sure.  But it's just missing something for me at this point.
13780  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 07, 2006, 06:35:53 PM

Quote from: Xmann on October 07, 2006, 01:51:38 PM

So i'm 4 weeks into my training and i'm done to 195 as of this morning.  When we did the marathon 2 years ago i got down to 182.  I couldn't imagine being any lighter than that, but i hope to get close to that in the next few months while i train.

What was your marathon time?  I'm running my second Marine Corps Marathon on the 29th.  Hope to be at about 4:15-4:20.

As for weight, I had a rough night last night eating wise. I was starving when I got home and basically ate a full meal at 9:30 at night.  I'll pay for that next week (and am paying for it today with a slightly messed up system).

Going to do 15 or 20 miles tomorrow...We'll see.
13781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 07, 2006, 04:59:30 AM
I'm about 8 hrs into it and...I'm getting bored.  retard
13782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Oct. 6-8 on: October 06, 2006, 08:30:36 PM
I'm really enjoying Battles of Prince of Persia on the DS.

Will spend some time with Okami and hopefully Killer 7.
13783  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Prestige movie looks awesome on: October 06, 2006, 05:50:54 PM
My wife and i saw a preview for Prestige a few weeks back and we were like 'whoa'. That may be the first movie we go to in a theater in a very long time.  Looks awesome.

Departed does too.
13784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Shares fall fron news of PS3 overheating on: October 06, 2006, 05:17:38 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 06, 2006, 04:49:03 PM

Couple this with my PS2 beginning to fail at home and I have little faith at this point....

How long have you had it? is it a slim?
13785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: October 06, 2006, 05:14:24 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 06, 2006, 03:02:33 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 06, 2006, 01:25:17 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 06, 2006, 11:03:48 AM

Are we sure that John Woo didn't direct this?

I've heard there's a scene towards the end where 8 Persians surround four Spartans (who each have 2 spears) and the movie pauses as each spartan points a spear at two different Persians while the Perisans have their swords pointed at the Spartans.  Then some white doves fly over, one of the Persians panics and pulls the trigger on his sword and everyone starts killing eachother.



If one of them screams out "THIS IS SPARTA!!" at the same time that would rule.

I've watched the trailer about a dozen times now and it looks so monumentally badass that I'm now praying to all the Olympian gods as well as every deity of every religion (just to cover all the bases) that this movie does not suck in the slightest.

Save time and pray solely to God. He's the only one there anyway.
13786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 06, 2006, 04:30:18 PM
As I have no interest in achievements at this point, that hasn't factored into the equation for me.  I don't see the value of getting achievement points, nor do I see myself going nuts to earn them.  If they can be earned playing through the game as I normally would, fine. If they can be achieved by doing a simple 'side quest' sure.  But I don't see myself bothering to be honest.
13787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 06, 2006, 03:22:35 PM
I wanted a soda so bad yesterday with my hotdogs...it was tough but I made it. Today is tacos for lunch. GAH! MT. DEW YOU CALL TO ME.
13788  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Never Delete Any Email Ever on: October 06, 2006, 03:03:42 PM
Well to be fair to myself, my deleted folder resides on my HD and outlook doesn't query me to empty it.

We have a 45 day retention policy on the servers, but anything we bring down to the local drive can stay forever.

I have gigs and gigs of mail saved.

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While usually there's nothing important to be kept, there are plenty of times that I wish we could actually save something in our e-mail box.

If you're using Outlook, just create a mail folder on your local drive and copy it down to your HD.
13789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 06, 2006, 02:57:38 PM
I'm just over 7 hrs into it now and it's still quite absorbing.  I wouldn't quite yet give it the A grade yet, but I really enjoyed the big boss battle (while searching for the dog) and the log shooting down the waterfall was fun (if a bit frustrating).

Right now it's a B+.

I do LOVE how many things there are to collect and explore for- though I doubt I'll get them all.
13790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ico on: October 06, 2006, 02:54:46 PM
Don't know about ico, but don't waste your time on SoTC.  ninja
13791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: October 06, 2006, 01:25:17 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 06, 2006, 11:03:48 AM

Are we sure that John Woo didn't direct this?

I've heard there's a scene towards the end where 8 Persians surround four Spartans (who each have 2 spears) and the movie pauses as each spartan points a spear at two different Persians while the Perisans have their swords pointed at the Spartans.  Then some white doves fly over, one of the Persians panics and pulls the trigger on his sword and everyone starts killing eachother.
13792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 06, 2006, 01:22:59 PM
Everything you told me to, big daddy. Everything.
13793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 06, 2006, 01:22:24 PM
191.5. Not really understanding why I'm stuck.  retard
13794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 06, 2006, 01:10:35 PM

Quote from: DonD on October 06, 2006, 10:55:41 AM

And to clarify, are you done with a game when you are no longer interested in playing it, when you've completed the main storyline (excluding any side missions if available), or when you've achieved all of the achievements that could be reasonably achieved (excluding ridiculous ones like 'be #1 on the leaderboard for this game').

Every game I buy, I have the intention of playing it all the way through until the story is over, the credits roll and any surprises after the credits occur.  Then a game is done.  Games like Brain Age with no solid ending just reach a point where it's no longer fun or interesting (for Brain age specificially it was 5 weeks or so).

On a very rare occaison, will I pop a game and be done with it after just a few hours and never touch it again: Soul Caliber II, FF VII and (possibly) Animal Crossing WW come to mind.

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Within a 4 week timespan, there is the next Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Call of Duty 3, and GoW.

Only CoD3 interests me on that list as GoW is already purchased.  So hurraya for me!

Quote
Well, the Shadow Hearts fans seemed to have enjoyed Enchanted Arms.  So if you're not jaded to the very core of your being regarding RPGs (or to put it another way, if you can handle patches of mediocrity), that might be a meaty first title choice.

There's Dead Rising, of course.  If you love zombies and/or causing hideously/hilariously gory carnage, it's a must-buy.  If you hate save points, timed anything, or the notion of replaying levels more than once, don't buy it.  If you both love and hate, rent it.

The only zombie exposure I have, really, is Shaun of the Dead which I loved.  The save game system on DR is causing this to be a purchase at some time down the road when it's cheap.  As for enchanted arms, i really need to stop buying RPGs for a while as I have many in my backup and the time commitment to play them is prohibitive to this contest (for me)  icon_biggrin
13795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 05, 2006, 11:46:26 PM
Cherry Pie shall once again become the ultimate party song!  icon_lol

I cannot wait to play Sweet Child of Mine. Cannot Wait.
13796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 05, 2006, 11:44:10 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 05, 2006, 10:05:42 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 05, 2006, 10:02:00 PM

GoW shouldn't spend too much time in your backlog - it's supposed to be only ~10 hours long.

No, no, no!  Epic's Mark Rein took great pains to express that the rumors of it only being 10 hours is completely untrue.  It's actually 12 hours!  This 10 hours stuff is a complete misrepresentation!  [/sarcasm off]. 

10-12 hours is almost a perfect length for me.  15-20 is perfect.
13797  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 05, 2006, 09:55:26 PM

Quote from: Gwar21 on October 05, 2006, 09:46:48 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 03, 2006, 04:46:07 PM

ORLY?

They already TROUNCED Green Bay at Lambeau.  You think Green Bay has a chance in Chicago?  Ha!

The Green Bay rematch is their last game of the year.  If they've clinched everything they can by then, they're likely to rest starters, giving Green Bay a shot.

Not to mention is SHOULD be Favre's last game so hopefully he'll be amped to go out with a win. Of course, that probably means he'll throw 6 pickles, but...
13798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 05, 2006, 09:53:21 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on October 05, 2006, 09:18:25 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 05, 2006, 08:57:00 PM

The 360 has not arrived yet (and if Amazon is accurate, it won't be here until mid- November), so that gives me some time to play my existing systems.
That's an error.  Call them and tell them to ship your 360 immediately, as the deal stated they would.

I don't know that I want it yet, frankly.  A console with no game. What's the point!?  icon_biggrin

Modify: Of course, I could buy a game now and since GoW will be free I still stay in the contest!
13799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 05, 2006, 09:04:39 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on October 05, 2006, 08:59:39 PM

The Holiday season'll probably have plenty of deals for older 360 games.

You're totally going to buy more than just Gears of War.

Do Live Arcade games count?

<Cough>. Read the OP.
13800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule with Contest on: October 05, 2006, 09:03:53 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 05, 2006, 09:00:36 PM

You have 8-10 game backlogs for all current systems and you think you can avoid a any backlog at all for a new system... not a chance. smile

That's the whole point. I don't want to tie up any more money in this hobby.  The incentive to me is a 60.00  hit if I break the rule.
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