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14201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick a portable console system on: September 07, 2006, 02:57:14 PM
BTW- DS games are B2G1 at Bestbuy online right now. Details in the CAG video games deal forum.

Edit: Some pre-orders are included...including Zelda...
14202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 07, 2006, 02:53:11 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 07, 2006, 02:33:21 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 07, 2006, 02:21:05 PM

I am not sure that the Wii will do as well in North America as some are expecting.  Last time I checked the PSP was still outselling the DS in America. 

PSP hasn't outosold the DS for several months now. 

Ding!
14203  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 07, 2006, 12:46:01 PM

Quote from: Arkon on September 07, 2006, 10:56:57 AM

9/7/6 - 256.6 lbs

1/2 lb a day? in my dreams.
14204  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In Honor of My New Firearm... on: September 07, 2006, 12:44:07 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 07, 2006, 11:10:32 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on September 07, 2006, 11:05:24 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 07, 2006, 05:10:26 AM

Nothing says love like a .50AE Desert Eagle.

That is one expensive piece of handgun you have there.

I've wanted to fire one for years now, but I'm honestly afraid it'll just snap my hand right off my wrist or something smile

Oh I wish it was mine.  I'll be buying one eventually.  Once you've fired one you can't go back...

Sure you can. .50 cals are a joke.  The concussion from firing one of those things is absurd and I don't know how anyone can be accurate with them unless they have the greatest physical strength (which you apparently do, sir.) 

My brother used to have one and you could feel the concussion from that gun standing 10 feet away. I fired it and found it to be far too heavy and the recoil far too strong to be of any use other than a 'HOLY S*!*, he's firing a .50 cal at us! Let's get out of here!' type weapon...well that and to shoot through brick walls to hit the target slywink For that type situation, I'd prefer a shotgun...

I much prefer my Sig .40 as it's compact (as semi-auto's go) and fits nicely in an inside the waistband holster.

That said, it has been years since it has been fired and years since my expanding gut could comfortably carry it concealed.  I've been thinking about heading back to the range, but the cost of time plus ammo turns me off.
14205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick a portable console system on: September 06, 2006, 09:49:09 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 06, 2006, 07:42:12 PM

i love my DS.....if you do go for DS,because of the lite being out,you may be able to get the first model cheaper

Everywhere I've seen the fat DS is still the same price point as the Lite. I thought that was smart given all the people with ANDRE THE GIANT hands who complain about the Lite. slywink.

My vote is for the Lite.  As further evidence, John Romero, in this week's designer threads on Gamespot said he prefers the DS too.  Take it to the bank baby!  icon_cool
14206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 09:46:40 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 06, 2006, 04:35:33 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 03:29:42 PM

Only 100k in Japan? There will be riots.

No joke.  I'm not counting on getting one myself... doesn't seem very likely with 400,000 units out there.

* gellar refuses to buy one on Ebay.

Pshaw. You say that now but you have no will power whatsoever. WHAT SO EVER.  You'll probably buy two just to say that you did....punk.
14207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 09:45:41 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on September 06, 2006, 09:00:26 PM

What will make this even funnier is if the PS3 is the dominant console by the end of the generation. 

What determines dominance? Install base?  I think I read somewhere or saw it referenced here that Wii is supposed to have 5,000,000 sold by the end of the year? Maybe I'm mixing up my numbers, but I don't know how Sony could come back from that or MS will catch that figure unless the Wii absolutely blows and word of mouth sinks it.

Either way, I've said all along that I don't think Sony will win this generation.  I just don't see it happening. But I'm hardly 'in the know'.
14208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 06:53:43 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 06, 2006, 06:23:25 PM

If they're only launching with 100k in Japan... I'd bet that the vast majority of new systems go to Japan for the following 3 months or so.  Maybe a trickle to the US.

The more I think about this the more it makes no sense. Playstation has been on top for SO many years in Japan that I cannot fathom why they are abusing their most loyal fanbase (maybe that answers the question).

They should ship the whole lot to Japan and make the US wait until next year to get it. 

Looks like this will be round two of the failed global launch. Possibly round 3 if Nintendo muffs it...but their launch numbers seem really high, so maybe not.
14209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 05:08:19 PM
What did 360 launch with in the US?
14210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 06, 2006, 03:33:38 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 06, 2006, 02:30:11 PM

Quote from: Darren8r on September 04, 2006, 06:35:32 AM

Ok add me. I must have a different kind of goal.

Current Weight:
125 pounds

Goal:
150 pounds

Yea it's basically impossible for me to gain weight, must be my teenage body cycle.
I WAS ONCE LIKE YOU

I NEVER WAS LIKE YOU.
14211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Wii in action on: September 06, 2006, 03:32:37 PM

Quote from: Dafones on September 06, 2006, 04:09:50 AM

I just want to see a direct motion controlled Star Wars Jedi game. It's about as nerdy as my gaming urges are going to get, I'm sure, but I ain't gunna lie. I want my frickin' lightsaber!

And I hope the Wii is capable of pulling it off.

Hmm. Anyone know if there is force feedback in the wii controller? Say for example you're dueling with Darth Jar jar and you collide sabers...would you feel the impact in the controller?

From the demo it didn't appear that the controller vibrated when he was firing that uzi...I wonder if that's a second generation Wii advancement they have planned....
14212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 06, 2006, 03:29:42 PM
They should just delay until January or later. Only 100k in Japan? There will be riots.
14213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Since I got a wireless router and I have AC:WW... on: September 06, 2006, 03:28:10 PM
I could not get into this game..at all.  May...try...again...
14214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick a portable console system on: September 06, 2006, 01:42:17 PM
Hori screen protectors can be found at http://www.decalgirl.com.  I bought them and was just thinking to myself this weekend how glad I am that I put them on.

For the 8 or 9 bucks shipped, it's definitely worth it.
14215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Wii in action on: September 05, 2006, 08:02:38 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 05, 2006, 07:55:49 PM

Quote from: Temjin on September 05, 2006, 07:23:18 PM

Yes, Red Steel doesn't have free form swordplay, but what game does?  Die by the Sword is the only one I can think of, and that was ten years ago.  Anyway, that's more of a problem with the game than the mechanics of the console. 

I envisioned the on-screen movement mimicking the movements of the controller though.  Scripted animations in response to me moving the controller up or down was not what I was hoping for.  I expected more.  Maybe the developer is being lazy, or maybe the Wii controller isn't precise enough.  Time will tell.

Don't forget that games first released for a system don't take full advantage of the tech. Probably a year or so after launch you'll get exactly what you mention.  Well, I hope we do...
14216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oil found in the Gulf of Mexico on: September 05, 2006, 06:32:58 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 05, 2006, 06:27:23 PM

Quick!  We must liberate Mexico!

gellar

Boo!

Oh and this will just give us one more reason not to invest in alternative fuels. frown
14217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Wii in action on: September 05, 2006, 06:32:10 PM
Whoa whoa whoa.

Sounds like many of you have purchased tvs that are far too large for your rooms.

From crutchfield:
Screen size  Viewing distance range 

30" 3.75-6.25 feet
34" 4.25-7 feet
42" 5.25-8.75 feet
50" 6.25-10.5 feet
56" 7-11.75 feet
62" 7.75-13 feet
70" 8.75-14.75 feet
 

Quote
My couch is less than 6 feet from my tv, and my tv is 42 inches.

I don't know how you stand being so close to such a big screen. My eyes would end up like this:  retard
14218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Wii in action on: September 05, 2006, 03:13:17 PM
Vid has me pretty excited. Looks really good. All the titles they showed (except maybe orchestra) looked like fun.

He said that it'll take some getting used to, but it looks very neatly implemented and I can't wait to give it a try.

I'm more excited now than I was. W00t!
14219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek - The Search for Grail on: September 05, 2006, 12:08:49 PM
I never watched the original Star Trek. How stupid that show appeared to be... ninja2
14220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vader Antics on: September 05, 2006, 12:05:14 PM
Wow. Just wow.  That's so very mean.  I can't imagine doing that to my wife.  thumbsdown
14221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crikey! Croc Hunter Killed on: September 05, 2006, 11:53:20 AM
Quote
Only 3 or 4 deaths by stingray have even been reported in Australian history.

17 since 1969 if i remember reading correctly.
14222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 05, 2006, 11:50:15 AM

Quote from: Arkon on September 05, 2006, 10:44:38 AM

Well I had a pretty bad weekend.  Didn't get out for {exercise}

Ditto. I decided to rest my tender hamstring and hit the bricks with a 10 miler this morning.  Well, both kids are sick and I was awoken between 6-8 times last night...so I skipped the run this morning.

I also ate way too much this weekend (especially in the red meat genre- I shall be abstaining from it for the rest of the month) and know that even though I wasn't entirely a glutton, the scale shall reflect my indulgences.

That said, it's ostrich time. I'm not going to weigh myself for 2 weeks.  Tongue
14223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: 3 Day Variety 1/Sep/06 on: September 04, 2006, 12:51:38 PM
Well, so far I've only played about an hour of Phoenix Wright.  Just what I anticipated. Both cars are in the garage now though  icon_biggrin thumbsup
14224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crikey! Croc Hunter Killed on: September 04, 2006, 12:49:30 PM
This makes me very sad. I loved the croc hunter.   crybaby
14225  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 03, 2006, 04:27:58 PM
Quote
I'm 5' 11" and pretty built, kinda like those guys who throw kegs over walls on ESPN

Uh...yes sir. Sorry sir. Anything you say sir.  slywink
14226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Poll] Grey Carpet Fashion on: September 03, 2006, 01:21:50 AM
I have no idea who any of those people are.  Are they famous?
14227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 03, 2006, 01:20:30 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 02, 2006, 06:41:26 PM

8/30/06 - No change.   I guess that is ok as I'm working really hard in my martial arts class, so I have to be building muscle at the same time as I'm burning fat. It is just nice to see a numeric result...

I sincerely mean no offense, KD,  but at the weight you've listed on the graph you're either 6'6 and the baddest mofo in the world, or you are slow as molassas and horribly out of shape.

Additionally, no one builds muscle at the same pace they burn fat...it just doesn't work that way. It takes much longer to build a lb of muscle than it does to burn a lb of fat.  If you're the slow as molassas choice above, then you should by far be burning fat much faster than you build muscle.

If anyone watched Biggest Loser, one can see how the morbidly obese can drop weight very quickly by increasing exercise and decreasing intake (one guy lost 26 lbs in a week <of course he was 400 lbs>) but that does not equate to = lbs muscle gained.
14228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] $600 console includes no video cables? on: September 01, 2006, 08:06:55 PM
The cheapest I've found HDMI cables from a reputable company (Phillips Brand) is 29.99.  So on top of the 600.00 + games I'm going to have to spend at least that to enjoy the capabilities of the PS3?

Interesting.
14229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cold Feet: 360 Edition on: September 01, 2006, 07:14:58 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 01, 2006, 07:11:13 PM

Dunno about you guys, but back in the days EB took returns, I was more eager to buy games at release than rent or read reviews, because if it turned out to be bad, I could always get my money back.  EB got alot more money out of me than they do now.

Word.

Back then it was the local babbages who took games back if we didn't like them. I never abused the policy.  If a game was good and I played through it, I kept it. But if it sucked, I took it back and got a refund. Toward the end of that policy I used to get shifty looks, but man I was a kid with limited resources and couldn't take the hit on a crappy game.  However, IIRC, Nintendo games were always non-returnable.  Am I wrong or was that just the retail stores?  Actually, now that I think about it, maybe NES games could be taken back when the console first hit and that policy receded over time.
14230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game insurance on: September 01, 2006, 07:11:33 PM
well he has a point about the 360, but yes it's a big joke.  I've seen the gulliable and uninformed purchase it before my eyes.

redic u rous.
14231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's the Standard Gaming Rig Now? on: September 01, 2006, 04:42:42 PM
I think this is the right forum.

As all may know, I exited PC gaming abruptly due to XBOX acquisition Christmas 2002.  Hence, my knowledge of what the basic minimum specs are for games is vastly out of date.  What's a typical game these days require for operation?
14232  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: EVERYONE READ!!!! IMPORTANT!!!! PASS THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!! on: September 01, 2006, 04:39:50 PM
Did everything work out?!!?!??!!
14233  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I accept a job as an ASM for a GameStop? on: September 01, 2006, 04:33:43 PM
GS is being sued by their 'managers' because of the crap they are asked to despite having real no management authority.

There's also been lost of negative pub about their salesmanship tactics and extended warranty policies.

Unless you can right the ship by yourself, I'd avoid that hassle and find something else to do..
14234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why Am I Even Interested in Buying This? on: September 01, 2006, 03:28:49 PM
I've only played part of one FF game and quit after 3 hrs. I have X in my backlog, but I saw a link to this on CAG.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0744008344/ref=ord_cart_shr/002-2293179-6414444?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

I don't know that I'm going to get 12, but may now, just because of this cool leatherbound guide.

Sigh. I'm such a sucker.

It's in my cart, but I haven't checked out yet.  Grrr.
14235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cold Feet: 360 Edition on: September 01, 2006, 03:17:40 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 01, 2006, 03:13:59 PM

Comparatively, there are thirteen PC and PS2 titles.

I cannot believe how awesome the line up for the PS2 still is.  It's gonna be an awesome few months for that system (or continue to be).  Zounds!  3 sixty- what?

Oh and the DS is expecting some amazing releases too. <tee hee>
14236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 01, 2006, 02:22:49 PM
195.5 today. I'm probably a little lighter, but ate a big dinner and didn't do much running this week due to a hamstring issue and awaiting the arrival of my new shoes.

Still- did 92 miles in August. The most I've done in a hellah long time.
14237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DS Domination in Japan on: September 01, 2006, 01:56:12 PM
I heart my DS.

And that phoshop job is great.

These numbers are unbelievable:

1. Nintendo DS Lite  163.274
2. PlayStation Portable  29.945
3. PlayStation 2  21.829
4. GameBoy Advance SP  2.719
5. GameBoy Micro  1819
6. Xbox 360  1197
7. Nintendo GameCube  837
8. Nintendo DS  410
9. GameBoy Advance  14
10. Xbox  12
14238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist: 3 Day Variety 1/Sep/06 on: September 01, 2006, 01:53:29 PM
At last another 3 day weekend is here.  While typically these don't bode well for my gaming hours as I tend to do lots of work on the house, hopefully you'll be more successful at securing some:

PS2:

Killer 7: Continues to hold my attention and rivet me to it's beautiful craziness
Dragon Warrior VIII: Hopefully I'll get some time with this. It has been a while

DSL:

Phoenix Wright: I'm, I would guess, about 2/3 through the final case, so hopefully I'll close it out
Mario and Luigi: PiT: Again, I'd guess I'm about 9/10 through it so hopefully this one will get done too

Xbox:

I've notice the absolute neglect my one time favorite console has fallen into since the PS2 and DSL arrivals at my house in March and June respectively.  If I can muster the will I might try out a little Half-Life 2. But Probably not.
14239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have a PSX copy of FFVII? on: August 31, 2006, 07:42:30 PM
I got three hours into that game and shut it off and sold it. I broke even...this was a few months ago so it was around 35.00 a copy used.
14240  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Report to Moderator" on: August 31, 2006, 06:18:40 PM
This is for Metaforum fool.


n00b!  drool
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