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13881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 13/Oct/06 on: October 13, 2006, 10:41:39 AM
I don't know about you, but this week flew by for me despite the fact that I haven't had one good night's sleep.

This weekend sees me finishing up the cabling job for the X360's pending arrival (super shout out to Purge for his help), my son's first birthday bash on saturday and then an evening with PR_GMR, Tareeq and possibly Ralph Wiggam and Captain Caveman.

As for gaming, I'll probably play just Battles of Prince of Persia. I'm on mission 17 of 24. While the story isn't super and the AI isn't perfect (like Advanced Wars DS), I must say again, I'm loving playing it.

Might also get some time in with Killer 7. Possibly Okami if the mood strikes.
13882  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 13, 2006, 10:37:34 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 13, 2006, 02:49:58 AM

Quote from: ATB on October 12, 2006, 07:58:42 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on October 12, 2006, 06:11:47 PM

Did you grow up on Mars?

You should know. We played canasta all the time together.

Canasta?  Did you grow up as an old lady or something?  icon_wink

You wouldn't understand.  It's a Mars thing.

As for never tasting coffee: I've accidentally tasted it in ice cream. Blech. But as for the real thing it has two strikes against it:

1. I don't care for any hot drinks at all.  Same for cereal.  I like warm cider in the winter once or twice, but scalding hot stuff just doesn't do it for me
2. The smell: I like it some times but some times it is just so gross I don't know what to do.
13883  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Massive interest in PS3/Wii this holiday season on: October 13, 2006, 10:35:20 AM

Quote from: Misguided on October 13, 2006, 12:41:12 AM

Oh come now...the PSP isn't doing THAT poorly  icon_lol

No but the DS is doing that well  :slywink:
13884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 13, 2006, 10:34:33 AM

Quote from: Nth Power on October 12, 2006, 07:33:50 PM

Quote from: jament on October 12, 2006, 02:54:50 PM

Yeah - maybe it's nostalgia but every time one of those tracks from Appetite hit my stereo in random play it gets me stoked.  Some great stuff on there - not really the radio stuff, though.

Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, It's So Easy, Nightrain, Out Ta Get Me... all great tunes.



Still one of my favorite bands despite their antics and eventual implosion.  Along with Appetite, the two Use Your Illusions still get regular playing time on my CD player. 

Use your illusion had some good songs but it seemed to me they were 'trying too hard' on it whereas AfD just seemed to flow out of them...
13885  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else give up computer gaming for the console recently? on: October 13, 2006, 10:33:18 AM
I'd love to play me some Company of Heroes though... crybaby
13886  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo DS died. :-( on: October 13, 2006, 10:31:07 AM
WEll, absent the Costco return it's still under warranty so I'm sure N would replace it no problems.
13887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Massive interest in PS3/Wii this holiday season on: October 12, 2006, 11:54:19 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 12, 2006, 10:58:33 PM

I think the PSP is relevant, but the conclusion I draw from that is different.

Is the DS beating the PSP? Yes.
But look at it this way:

What was Nintendo's percentage of handheld marketshare prior to introduction of the PSP?
What is their percentage since the introduction of the PSP?
I've got to think Sony has put a pretty decent dent in those numbers, and just because the PSP isn't the clear "winnah" doesn't mean that it isn't a success. ESPECIALLY given that the development for the device (PSP) has been kind of lackluster, with few titles that really seem like they were made from the ground up just for the PSP.


I guess that's a logical conclusion when N used to have 100% and they now have just 98.9%.

So indeed PSP has had...an impact.

13888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else give up computer gaming for the console recently? on: October 12, 2006, 11:52:42 PM
Not recently: Christmas Day 2002 with the arrival of the XBOX.

Other than a few hours of Diablo II (in the past 3 months) I've not gamed on my PC at all since.
13889  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 12, 2006, 07:58:42 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on October 12, 2006, 06:11:47 PM

Did you grow up on Mars?

You should know. We played canasta all the time together.
13890  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 12, 2006, 04:33:08 PM
Good Heavens!  A 2 liter per day +?!?!?!?! 

Given how the poll has turned out I'm not surprised, but I am surprised at the poll itself.  I can't fathom downing 7+ sodas a week.

Admittedly though, it has been difficult going 12 days without one. Not because of withdrawls, but because, as I said, Mt Dew just compliments some meals in my mind.

Interestingly, though, cutting back on sodas has seen me cutting back on milk as well. I'm not sure of the correlation.
13891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii preorder = 10/13! on: October 12, 2006, 04:30:29 PM
I'm actually looking forward to Red Steel.  I don't know why it gets so much hate.

Also, Rayman looks hilarious.
13892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 12, 2006, 03:52:03 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 12, 2006, 03:12:45 PM

I just realized something.

jblank claims he's buying (and selling) his PS3 to make money to buy a ring for his wife.

In order for jblank to actually earn enough money off his PS3 to add to his total for the ring, his PS3 will have to sell for AT LEAST $1260.

How do I figure?

jblank has to pay for the PS3 from the store.  That's $630.

The first $630 of the PS3 money from eBay goes to repaying the credit card bill for the console.

The next $630 gets jblank up to the amount of money he would still have in his pocket if he hadn't bought the PS3 to begin with.

Ergo, in order to make this venture worth his while, he HAS to sell the PS3 for at least $1260.

If he doesn't, he's wasting his time, as he'll actually have less money available for the ring than he would have if he hadn't bought the PS3.

A 100% markup.  That will be quite impressive.

 retard
13893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 12, 2006, 02:15:23 PM
I don't know that I'll be getting Zelda now that we mention it.

It wasn't that I couldn't get into OoT, it's I got lost and didn't feel like figuring out where to go...
13894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 12, 2006, 02:13:06 PM
Appetite is one of the greatest rock albums of all time.  There's no doubt about that. And GNR wasn't GNR without Axl. 

However, upon hearing it so many years hence, one wonders- if not for his writing ability- how he got the job in the first place.  His voice is...uh...nails on a chalkboard sometimes.

That said, the best part about that album is the complex arrangements within the songs. There's just SO much going on at any one point and from what I understand Izzy had a lot to do with that even more so than Axl or anyone else...

13895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Massive interest in PS3/Wii this holiday season on: October 11, 2006, 06:39:57 PM
Hmm. I guess I'll be getting that Bugatti Veyron after all. Huzzah!
13896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 11, 2006, 06:00:36 PM
The whole game could be sweet child of mine and I'd still buy it.

Here's hopin mr. brownstone or paradise city makes it into GH3.
13897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 11, 2006, 04:28:04 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 11, 2006, 03:16:02 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 11, 2006, 03:04:46 PM

So will Killing in the name of include the 10 minute part where he screams 'F you I won't do what you told me?'  Maybe they'll change it to 'Hug you, I'll do what you told me!'

Krusty the Clown: Now, boys, the network has a problem with some of your lyrics. Do you mind changing them for the show?
Anthony Kiedis: Forget you, clown.
Chad Smith: Yeah, our lyrics are like our children, man. No way.
Krusty the Clown: Well, okay, but here where it says, "What I got you gotta get and put it in ya," how about just, "What I'd like is I'd like to hug and kiss ya."
Flea: Wow. That's much better.
Arik Marshall: Everyone can enjoy that.

A perfect Simpsons pull if ever there was one  thumbsup
13898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock- What's the Big Deal? on: October 11, 2006, 03:10:54 PM
That trailer is unbelievable.  drool

And totally disturbing.
13899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 11, 2006, 03:04:46 PM
So will Killing in the name of include the 10 minute part where he screams 'F you I won't do what you told me?'  Maybe they'll change it to 'Hug you, I'll do what you told me!'

I recognize very few of those songs.  Great opportunity to expand my horizons!
13900  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best New TV Show? on: October 11, 2006, 12:42:00 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 11, 2006, 12:29:45 PM

I know that some shows still haven't rolled out yet, but most of the ones that I had any interest in have premiered (or I've missed them and don't care enough).

The only show thus far that I will be following long term is Friday Night Lights.  The writing is great, the tension levels appropriate, the acting superb and the characters are well developed.  I really enjoyed the movie (often shaking my head in disbelief) and the show is shot like mini movies each week.

Brilliant!  thumbsup

So of course:

Quote from: USAtoday.com
Between NBC's two biggest bets, Friday Night Lights had the worst start of any new drama, averaging 7.2 million viewers last week
13901  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best New TV Show? on: October 11, 2006, 12:29:45 PM
I know that some shows still haven't rolled out yet, but most of the ones that I had any interest in have premiered (or I've missed them and don't care enough).

The only show thus far that I will be following long term is Friday Night Lights.  The writing is great, the tension levels appropriate, the acting superb and the characters are well developed.  I really enjoyed the movie (often shaking my head in disbelief) and the show is shot like mini movies each week.

Brilliant!  thumbsup
13902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii preorder = 10/13! on: October 11, 2006, 11:53:08 AM
Hmm. Maybe I'll preorder it and maybe I won't. Don't know yet. I don't know if it's necessary.
13903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 10:06:20 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 09:52:13 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 10, 2006, 09:30:09 PM

With all due respect--and I see both sides of the argument here--I think this argument carries a lot more weight when we're talking about something like people gouging others in a time of crisis (e.g. selling bottled water at stupid prices). We're talking about a game system here--a luxury item if there ever was one.

What he said.

Supply and demand trumps all.

gellar

Yep. It's called capitalism.

Quote
you're making it so the 11th guy in line to preorder, who genuinely wants to ebay it himself can't have one until 2007

ftfy
13904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 07:12:37 PM

Quote from: TC Weidner on October 10, 2006, 07:04:37 PM

The older I get the more I realize also, that when it comes to games, whats the rush?

We'll have none of your maturity here, thanks.
13905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 06:55:01 PM
All these features are making me want to keep it  icon_biggrin.
13906  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 06:37:57 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on October 10, 2006, 06:11:04 PM


amorally exploits others for his own good?  

You have got to be kidding.
13907  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cool Gamer's Wives on: October 10, 2006, 06:01:48 PM
I'm wearing the shirt in the OP right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1




 retard
13908  Gaming / Analog Gaming / What is an 'Action' Game? on: October 10, 2006, 06:00:29 PM
I've seen that games are often divided into categories- most of which I understand- but I'm not sure what constitutes an 'action' game?  I mean almost all games have some sort of 'action' in them.

Does that mean 3rd person over the shoulder perspective like what GoW is going to be? 

What is an action game?
13909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God Hand on: October 10, 2006, 05:44:33 PM
The video review on gamespot makes it look like a hoot!  Might pick this up some time.

'The only thing I'm giving up is an ass kicking.'


 icon_cool
13910  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 05:19:31 PM

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 04:40:15 PM

Am I the only one here that is going to be actually PLAYING my PS3???   eek


A. I don't have 600.00 to blow on one
B. There's nothing I've seen that makes me want one
C. I've got the rest of a 360 and an impending Wii purchase to pay for
D. If I get one and ebay doesn't look viable, I'll definitely have a random drawing contest on GT to sell it at cost + shipping + maybe a little bit for time and emotional suffering icon_wink.

Edit: Unless the ability to pay for one falls out of the sky. Then I will keep it and wonder how I will keep two jet turbine based consoles cool in my tv room  retard
13911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii and PS3 preorders begin tomorrow. on: October 10, 2006, 04:35:59 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 10, 2006, 04:26:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 03:40:31 PM

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.

Uhm...why? Sure you can argue they aren't Wal-Mart, but in terms of specialty game retail 4200 stores makes GS/EB a not-so-minor force.

Cause I want to be pessimistic and be surprised when I have my hands on one rather than be optimistic and be disappointed.
13912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 04:34:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 10, 2006, 04:29:02 PM

* CeeKay  remembers the rash of griefers who threw away accounts to ruin ebay auctions of the 360's.....
Could you explain further?
13913  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 04:34:30 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 10, 2006, 04:30:44 PM

Quote from: bluntman72 on October 10, 2006, 04:27:21 PM

I got mine today and I was #1 in line. they told me it was just a reserve and didnt specify if it was the premium or not, so i guess its first come first serve when the system is released.

That's odd...afaik you should be able to choose which model to reserve.

I was able to specify.
13914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 04:17:57 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:14:17 PM

Gellar, we've known each other too long for me to make money off of you, so even if I decided to sell it to you, I couldn't justify making a cent off of ya. I was just jokin' earlier, thats why I put the winkie in there. I will probably just put it on eBay starting at $1.00 and let it ride. I'm hearing possibly that premium systems with popular launch titles may go for $1,000+ on there, so I am leaning towards just doing that unless someone here put an offer for comparable cash in front of me.

Well, I barely know Gellar at all and what I do know alarms and frightens me.  Suffice it to say, I'm standing firm at my $1200.00 offer

Plus, the soft under belly of jblank has been exposed and I don't know what to do. I feel...confused.
13915  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 10, 2006, 03:55:36 PM
187.5.

Huzzah!
13916  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
13917  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...
13918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Sensor Troubles on: October 10, 2006, 03:42:11 PM
Oh Devil. Come on.
13919  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
13920  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!
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