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13921  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / An SPer in an MPer's World: Multi-Player Impaired Please Read on: December 02, 2006, 01:11:32 PM
Hello everyone-

I just wanted to start this thread for all the people out there like me who are almost exclusively Single Player gamers.

For whatever reason, I've never dived into MP until 2 nights ago with Gears of War.  I played almost exclusively with people from this site and the extended family including some folks that they invited into the games.

I was very nervous at first as I'm a complete n00b in the type of game play, I didn't know the maps, nor necessarily how to work on teams.

Well as one could expect, everyone I've played with has been very helpful, accomodating, more than willing to answer my gameplay and map questions, and bring me up to speed on how things work.  It's not like the horror stories you hear about being cursed at by some nutjob.  It has been a great gaming evironment even amongst those of us who may have gone toe to toe on various subjects throughout the years at this and other sites.

So as a result, I would encourage all of you to give it a try without fear of being the weak link or exposing yourself as a n00b. It's all been fun and games and pleasantly relaxed and competitive at the same time.

Ike was brand new last night and had a hoot.  Some folks, who you think would have hours and hours of time playing MP or GoW, were either rusty or not so veteran as we might think- looking at you KD  icon_cool.

This was just my second night of what I hope will be many many more MP nights with the fellas.  I seem to have picked up the mechanics and strategy pretty quickly and hope that those of you in SP only territory would jump on board.

There may be another game tonight.  Won't you join us?

<insert Sally Struthers pic here>

13922  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War/Multiplayer N00bz Look Here/Link to Friday Night Game! on: December 02, 2006, 12:59:02 PM
I had one of my all time great gaming moments to end the evening:

Game was set to whomever gets 5 wins wins the match (much better than the default 3 btw).  We are in teams of 3 and our strategy had been working almost perfectly for the previous 4 or so rounds...a team of two goes high and I maintain rearguard.  Pete got a nice shotgun blast to the face to finish him from yours truly at least 3 times in a row using this strategy. (By the way, right now, in my two nights of experience, Pete is my number one rival. Some AMAZING 1 on 1 duels <where he usually wins>. Also, he's amazing when he's outnumbered).

Anyway, the otherside decided enough of this and bull rushed my two teammates and down they go.

I'm all on my lonesome, 1 on 3 with the match on the line.  Time to head outside or I'm dead. I take cover behind some broken walls in a kind of out of the way place.  Soon, Pete comes to find me.  He misses my cover point so I sneak behind him KA-BOOM. KA-BOOM. KA-BOOM.  Down he goes.

Back to cover.

Next guy comes out from the same direction with nearly the same result.

Final guy comes out from the other side with the sniper rifle equipped.  BAM he tags me in the shoulder.  I grab cover and heal up.  I move to catch him on the right flank.  Meantime he's moving to catch me on my left.  We meet in the middle, him still with the sniper rifle equipped.  KA BOOM KA BOOM KABOOM. Down he goes. I alone am left standing.  HUZZAH!

2:40 AM time for bed.

13923  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Gears of War: Friday Night 10 PM EST on: December 01, 2006, 07:01:45 PM
Well I guess I'll read up on how to host and I guess the first 7 in will be the teams...

I'm running my 360 over Cable that suitable or should someone with some kind of faster rig host it?

Advice, tips appreciated...
13924  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kid's school fundraisers - What's going ON?!?! on: December 01, 2006, 05:00:58 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on December 01, 2006, 01:48:33 AM

I used to be in Future Business Leaders of America...that was fun stuff biggrin

I was in that too....solely to pad my credentials for college admissions.  I am in the Future, but am not in Business for myself so I don't Lead(ers) anyone except for you fools in post quality.  And [kobra] I'm not sure this is America anymore [/kobra*]


13925  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I'll admit it... DOAX2 on: December 01, 2006, 04:20:19 PM

Quote from: DonD on December 01, 2006, 04:02:25 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 01, 2006, 02:37:46 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 01, 2006, 02:24:32 PM

I bought it, it was (relatively) cheap and I was weak... and it's on my profile now anyhow so there's no hiding it.

Heh, I wonder how many people have been tempted to pick up a game that is perceived as being crappy but held off because they new it would be added to their playlists, achievements, etc.  Maybe people need a separate profile for when they want to be incognito. 

You could always do what I did for my son:  create a new profile that is not live-enabled.  Now you're free and clear to play what you want without the public at large keeping tabs on you.

But then he wouldn't be able to show off his Booby Jiggle Achievement...
13926  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Topic is for Purge and Purge Alone on: December 01, 2006, 03:10:16 PM
ATB: i have a bottomless....wit of it. <giggle!>
13927  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Topic is for Purge and Purge Alone on: December 01, 2006, 03:02:38 PM
 deadhorse deadhorse deadhorse deadhorse deadhorse

13928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Senior Editor of CNET and his Family go Missing on: December 01, 2006, 02:38:56 PM
wow. that's very scary.
13929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I'll admit it... DOAX2 on: December 01, 2006, 02:35:21 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 01, 2006, 02:32:58 PM

Ha, you deserve what you get for buying that stinker.  icon_lol

QFT, baby! Q F T.
13930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist: 24 Days to Christmas Edition on: December 01, 2006, 02:08:02 PM
Have some Gears of War coop  on the docket tonight. I also hope to get in some Multiplayer GoW.

Also, I'm on the final mission of Battles of Prince of Persia.  To top it off, I'm hoping to get in some Guitar Hero II.

An optimistic list for sure.
13931  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Gears of War: Friday Night 10 PM EST on: December 01, 2006, 02:00:41 PM

Quote from: Calvin on December 01, 2006, 06:32:53 AM

Who in the world thinks of a Gamertag like SensousLettuce?

Jealous much?
13932  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War/Multiplayer N00bz Look Here on: December 01, 2006, 05:38:42 AM
Rocked some MP tonight with PeteRock, Jancelot and a new friend Gladguy.  Also got some in with Jarrodhk, Mmoriarty, papasmurf and someone else (edit: Ceekay) and someone else...

I got pwned more than I pwned- especially in the 4x4, but I began to pick it up quickly.

2x2 was a hoot too. Lotsa killin.  Pete and Jance are a great team.

Tip:  Shotgun>Chainsaw in most close quarters situations unless I'm the one with the shotgun  retard

Also: See this thread.
13933  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Plan Your Weekend Starting Now: Friday Night 10pm GoW MP on: December 01, 2006, 05:37:43 AM
I'm going to be going coop with Ike at around 8ish so 10pm should be a good time to multi.  I've had my first taste and I crave more.

I know we have multiple tag lists, but if you're interested, please post your tag here too.

I'm SensuousLettuce.

See you at 10ish...

<see updated post from 4/Dec/06 below>
13934  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Retail Adventure. on: November 30, 2006, 08:56:54 PM
I'm so irritated.  I've not been irritated before by a certain someone, but the last post is just so irritating because it's SO FULL OF
Spoiler for Hiden:
13935  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War/Multiplayer N00bz Look Here on: November 30, 2006, 08:52:22 PM

Quote from: Austin on November 30, 2006, 08:51:21 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 06:25:51 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 30, 2006, 06:02:25 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 05:15:01 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 30, 2006, 05:10:23 PM

I'd be up for some multiplayer, as I've only played in a handful of matches, but I'll be flying to Philly on Saturday for the Monday Night Football game and won't be back in town until Tuesday.  Perhaps another time.

I'm not sure what the wife works that night, but if she is closing, I'm playing. smile

Are you talking about Tuesday? 

Tuesday is my weekend, but nah, I'm talking about this Saturday.

Moving to Multiplayer.

Such a wannabe. I'm sure if you ask nice, KD will let you mod when he's away.
13936  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Snow day. Woot. on: November 30, 2006, 08:50:39 PM
71 degress in NC.  70's all week.

Some winter frown
13937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sony gets Pwned, Microsoft style on: November 30, 2006, 08:48:05 PM

The Almighty said He can get me out of this, but He's pretty sure Sony's shaq fu'd.
13938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War/Multiplayer N00bz Look Here on: November 30, 2006, 07:11:26 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 30, 2006, 06:51:29 PM

I know that the intent is to play on Saturday, but for those who are available tonight, I'd really be interested in some Gears of War multiplayer later this evening.  I'll be finishing up some laundry in preparation for my trip to Philly, and Jancelot expressed interest in playing tonight, so if any of you are game, keep an eye out for us most likely around 8 or 9pm Arizona (10 or 11pm Eastern).

Eek. The latest I could start is 10 pm EST...
13939  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Atlus needs to create a modern remake of Double Dragon on: November 30, 2006, 06:18:31 PM
The new game should have FMV with Jean Claude and Paul Walker.

Or Steven Segal and David Carradine.

I'm all a flutter.

What a great idea, Pug!
13940  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Let's War! What's your Most Disappointing Game of the Year? on: November 30, 2006, 06:01:08 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 30, 2006, 05:41:46 PM

My most disappointing game was Bully.

I've only spent about 15 minutes in it and I'm none too pleased thus far...
13941  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.
13942  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?
13943  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.

13944  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.
13945  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


Wierd Al's Vid is better
13946  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lake eats land on: November 30, 2006, 01:21:42 PM
That is unbelievable.

13947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Could I start the MGS series with #3? on: November 30, 2006, 01:12:05 PM
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.

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.
13948  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



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'.
13949  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.
13950  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.

13951  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.
13952  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.
13953  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!
13954  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!
13955  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.
13956  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?"
13957  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.
13958  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.
13959  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. 


  • 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

13960  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!
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