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14201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NO DS 4 KD? on: August 24, 2006, 08:24:39 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 24, 2006, 04:22:10 AM

There has always been something else to monopolize my cash.  The DS has some great games to be sure, and I'd love it if somebody passionate about the console jumped on the team and just reviewed the heck out of some games, but that person hasn't volunteered as of yet. :/

If only the review requirements weren't so stringent I would love too re-volunteer for the trial reviewer status.  But who has the time to turn them around so quickly!?

<sigh> If only there was someway to do this for a living. frown

14202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Woohoo! US gets pink and black DS Lites on September 13th! on: August 24, 2006, 08:21:02 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 24, 2006, 08:09:19 PM

Correctly if I'm wrong, but wasn't this identified as a known problem that Nintendo is happily doing exchanges for?

You are correct sir.

As for me and my house, I like the white.  No fingerprints!
14203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NO DS 4 KD? on: August 23, 2006, 05:26:54 PM
The Emperor's New Clothes?!


I've noticed the lack of DS reviews on the site, but only now has GT's complete and total hate for the world's most important portable gaming system crystalized. <my heart! my heart! this is the big one!>


Did he have one? If so, who took it? Was it someone on the grassy knoll?

To arms!

 crybaby<weeps> crybaby
14204  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Nintendo DS games for sale. on: August 23, 2006, 05:22:00 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2006, 06:24:04 PM

Quote from: Kobra on August 13, 2006, 05:13:07 PM

Last call, these go up on Ebay tonight.

Sorry - no DS here. :/

14205  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Accountability on: August 23, 2006, 02:33:27 PM

Quote from: Arkon on August 23, 2006, 11:34:59 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 23, 2006, 11:32:54 AM

I'm very much against the weighing yourself daily thing because your weight will naturally fluctuate up and down and seeing it go up (or not down 'enough') can really be a frustration.  Just throwing that out there smile

My plan is to weigh myself daily and post it, simply for staying accountable, but I will then post weekly averages and that is what I am going to look at.  Since my weight will fluctuate some, I should be able to get a general feel for progress from the weekly average shouldn't I?

I understand the accountability aspect, but make sure that you take the daily weigh ins with a grain of salt.  You may bust your butt for 3 or 4 days in a row and not see any weight change for another week after it. It's so very odd. But keep at it.

Oh and take a before and after photo (for personal use) so that you track your progress that way too.
14206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: August 23, 2006, 02:29:42 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on August 23, 2006, 01:03:01 PM

I'll join you Arkon. I need to lose 10 pounds before coming to Pittsburgh, as I plan on putting it all back on when you take me to the best, most fattening, sloth-laden, delicious restaraunts in the area!   I plan on redefining "Pig Out!"  icon_biggrin

Hate to break it to you, but that was the old Arkon. New Arkon will be taking you to vegetable joints and tofu stands.  Oh and maybe he'll show you his walking course.

As for me and my weight, I'm tracking it on BC as a part of my marathon training, but I'm in.

I've lost about 8 or 9 off of my lifetime high of 205/206, but as I sit right now:

Goal for the Marathon is +/- 180.  Ideally, I'd be back at 173 for the race.

23/Aug/06: 197 lbs
14207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killer 7: Um. on: August 23, 2006, 02:01:52 PM
I got to sit down with this game for about an hour and 20 minutes last night.

The more I play it, the more I love it.  There's a great sense of isolation and loneliness between the various personalities and the way the 'level's' are organized.  It's rather harrowing but entirely compelling.

I have cobbled together the bits of story that have been given to me and I think 'understand' what there is to understand.  Also, the map interface makes sense now and I've almost figured out all of the game mechanics. I'm still not sure how to counterattack or how to use some of the less apparent special abilities (like down attack).

Sadly, I'll be heading out of town for a several days and the PS2 won't be making the trip (DSL will though), but man I want to play this game.

Oh and I have I mentione the style?
14208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: August 23, 2006, 01:42:23 PM

Quote from: Kobra on August 23, 2006, 05:30:28 AM

14209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami? on: August 23, 2006, 01:35:19 PM
I'm scared to say this, but this may be a day one buy for me.

But the backlog...oh the backlog.  Why? WHY DO YOU TORMENT ME?
14210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guess how much the Wii will retail for? on: August 23, 2006, 01:34:02 PM
I'm gonna say $199.99. drool
14211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guess how much the Wii will retail for? on: August 22, 2006, 08:31:07 PM
Not 169.99  Tongue!
14212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For Calvin! on: August 22, 2006, 06:07:22 PM
If you fools would check the longest running most viewed thread in the history of the universe, you would have seen it there.

The strip, for its intent, is brilliant.

For those of us who are huge Calvin and Hobbes fans, it's a huge kick in the gut because of the consequences of what it means. But I've said that before in the longest running most viewed thread in the history of the universe.
14213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: August 22, 2006, 06:04:35 PM
Think about it people!

DS Lite = $129.99.

Wii will not only be 40.00 more.

Kobra's been drinking the Snake Squeezin's.  Well, maybe not him, but this 'contact' at EB certainly has.

mmmm. Snake Squeezins. 
14214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I thought I spent a lot of time online at the GT forums... on: August 22, 2006, 01:51:42 PM
What's the easiest way to get to the stat screen.

And where is the "quote" button amongst all these icons? Is it gone?
14215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 22, 2006, 01:48:21 PM
Heres a nice picture, look at the size of that brush he painted with.. I have trouble painting a wall with that, much less artwork.

14216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: August 22, 2006, 01:30:41 PM
I refuse to believe that it will launch for under 200.00.  That is just assinine. 200 or even 230 or even 250 is still significantly cheaper than any other console out there. Even if they make money at under 200, they would make more at over 200 and that's a price that almost everyone will still hoot and hollar about.

$169.99?! No way.  If it's 169.99 I think it'll be perceived as a second or third class machine. That price point just doesn't seem like a good idea from a business perspective or, ironically, a marketing perspective.
14217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killer 7: Um. on: August 22, 2006, 01:24:53 PM

Quote from: GGMark on August 22, 2006, 12:50:17 AM

for 10 bux, I dont think you can much go wrong.  My EB friend, recommened the GC version as opposed to the PS version.  I dont know much of the difference, he said it was controls overall. 

The only nitpick I have with the controls (admittedly, the are quite different) is that it's hard to pinpoint aim, but I guess that's a nit for nearly any first person perspective game.

Sadly, I've not had any time to play this at all in the past couple days.  I'm anxious to get back to it, but man life is busy!
14218  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Accountability on: August 21, 2006, 07:22:35 PM
Quote from: dbt1949

Of course I did attarct the girls.................. icon_wink

Lotta good it didja!  Tongue
14219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Accountability on: August 21, 2006, 03:49:31 PM
I don't have specific advice unfortunately but can say what works for me.

For me it's often a psychological switch- it applies to eating,exercise and even consistent Bible study.

I just get to a point where I'm so weary of being out of shape/out of the Word that I go ALL IN.  Problem is, usually when I get back in shape/consistently read the Bible I get complacent and start to falter which inevitably leads to ALL OUT.

This is evidenced by the fact that I had gained 20 lbs in a (albeit very stressful) year.  Starting a few weeks back I began the running plan again. Now I'm ALL IN again and doing very well (ran 24 miles last week).  Same thing with reading the Bible. I'm now in a great Genesis study and, though I'm not ALL IN with it, I am nearly there.

So my advice to you, Arkon, strictly from a physical health standpoint is as follows: Do it and do it ALL IN. This doesn't mean go crazy and give yourself heart failure, this means make a resolution, cross that threshold (it can even be artificial, pick a date: September 1. Next Sunday. Your most anticipated game's release date, whatever) and go for it.  If walking 1/10 of a mile hurts your knees. Walk 1/20th. Start somewhere.   If you're not self motivated (and I'm not when I'm ALL OUT) find a friend or USE THIS THREAD THAT YOU STARTED.  It could very well be your 'switch'. 

Where you live? If it's close (probably not) I'll be ALL IN with you.

Finally look at it this way: If you start today or September 1, it's gonna be a bitch.  No doubt. But 3 months from now you'll be amazed at your progress. At 6 months you'll be overwhelmed by where you are. At a year (I've never made it that far <cough>) you'll be ...uh...SOMETHING slywink.

Just start.

14220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 21, 2006, 01:36:51 PM
Actually, now that I think about it, how does one save animated gifs to local and get them to play at will?

I've created a jpg of that last block:

Now how do I put it into a signature block (wouldn't use it here).  For example, if I put it on imageshack, how do I save it so that it looks good in a sig bar?

14221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 21, 2006, 01:25:40 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on August 21, 2006, 04:30:20 AM

One of the greatest animated .gifs I've ever seen. Bravo!

In that last shot he looks a character out of Street Fighter after he beats your butt.
14222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 18/Aug/06 on: August 21, 2006, 10:09:41 AM
What a slow weekend gaming wise.  Only got in about an hour of gaming and spent that on the amazing Killer 7.

Had to go to bed early each night to build up energy for running.  Ah well, I guess I'm healthier. slywink frown
14223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killer 7: Um. on: August 21, 2006, 10:08:11 AM
I only got to spend about an hour total gaming this weekend and nearly all of it was on Killer 7.

I get the sense that I'm still not very far into it, but man I am all the way into it.

Not 'mu shu'!  But MU SHU! Into it.  If I had the time, I'd probably play this game from start to finish in just a couple of days.

I haven't leveled up anyone yet, cause I'm still trying to figure out the abilities of each.  I like Kaede the best so far because of the sniping.

It's like playing a graphic novel. I'm afraid I like it too much actually.
14224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dual Shock 2 shoulder buttons. on: August 21, 2006, 10:03:23 AM
OK, where is the quotes button amongst all these smilies and such?!?

I'm in the process of building a portable PS2

Ahem. Please explain. What do you mean by portable? Please if possible, post pictures of your work. Sounds intriguing.

Question: Is the slimline not portable enough?  How would wanting to have a portable PS2 require you to move the buttons on the controller? Are you putting them on the console?!?  eek retard
14225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Let's nitpick our favorite games! on: August 21, 2006, 10:01:07 AM
Every SquareSoft and or Japanese RPG  Game, Including DragonQuest VIII,Chrono Trigger and
Shadow Hearts 1 and 2

Why do the game timers keep going when you have the game paused/in a menu/on the save screen? I don't know why, but my biggest nitpick of gaming right now is inaccurate game play timers.   thumbsdown

14226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tom Chick disses GT! on: August 21, 2006, 09:55:53 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on August 21, 2006, 12:42:30 AM

I'm sorry ATB but 'gggametrader' is a pretty bad moniker.  icon_wink

I think we need to change a ew name for you so you cna try it again.

How about..............DSmart?

It's a holdover of trading games on GG of course.  GoneGoldGameTrader.'s all I have left of that time. Well, that and some GG T-shirts that I still wear.
14227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tom Chick disses GT! on: August 20, 2006, 11:03:22 PM
I think we should close this thread.
14228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tom Chick disses GT! on: August 20, 2006, 01:01:16 PM
I was never directly asked my name. I was asked about me.  I've only regularly posted on 1/2 a dozen Internet forums (even less than that if you group GG, CG, GT, BC, and OO as one <no offense, KD>) but I've signed up for many. Never before has anyone asked me anything so personal or direct. What makes Qt3 so special that I should I divulge who I actually am? Only people I get to know and trust (or meet in person) get the scoop- or those who visit sites over time where I regularly post and read what I write. 

That said, next time you're in Raleigh,  Tom, let's meet and we can have a sit down and I'll share with soul.

I'm not going to post on this anymore. I harbor no ill will and sincerely apologize if posting the exchange has done you wrong. Regardless, I appreciate your perspectives and the fact that you 'manned up' and posted at GT.  Good luck to you and Qt3.

14229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tom Chick disses GT! on: August 20, 2006, 01:13:20 AM
ATB wasn't turned on based on him not really being willing to tell me who he was.

I beg to differ.  The link to Bovine Conspriacy clearly shows that I answered your questions repeatedly and had my responses ignored.

It's water under the bridge Tom. I'm still a fan.  No worries.
14230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And your 2007 Transformers are... on: August 19, 2006, 01:37:48 AM
Since they've established there'll be no mass changes in this Transformers universe that'd make Soundwave incredibly tiny.[/quote]

Bzzt! There's definitely an epsiode of the Transformers where Soundwave transforms into a Walkman sized player right outside Autobot headquarters and Spike picks him up and takes him in not realizing of course that he's a decepticon...despite the icon right on the front of it.

So proportion was never really an issue.  Also (was it Blaster?) also transformed into a boombox who could be carried on the shoulder.
14231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mr President insults mother of dead soldier on: August 18, 2006, 07:23:38 PM
Yeah yeah. He killed Jonbenet too.

14232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And your 2007 Transformers are... on: August 18, 2006, 07:21:02 PM
What does this mean? is this who will be in the movie?

Either way: NO SOUNDWAVE?

And what about the well respected, but not particularly popular Hound?


14233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami? on: August 18, 2006, 05:25:46 PM
Also, is this going to be one of those very few copies niche games or should we be able to find it at BB and other larger retailers?
14234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami? on: August 18, 2006, 05:24:39 PM

Also 218 tracks? As in soundtrack?

I really am bad at this forum thing.
14235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Okami? on: August 18, 2006, 04:22:16 PM
The premise intrigues me and pre-release articles I've skimmed seem to be overwhelmingly positive. What's the story on this? Is this the next great PS2 classic?

Anyone looking forward to it (I don't see any threads in the past 45 days).
14236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 18, 2006, 04:16:13 PM
I'm scared to ask, given Stiffler's message, but I'm lost. What's a heritage pic? What's the point of that honeybee site?

Uh?   retard
14237  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sorry Arkon! on: August 18, 2006, 04:10:52 PM
Wow. This just proves the power of Tom Chick's apology.

I wish Oprah was here.

Or Michael Jackson:

"Heal the world,
Make it a better place,
For you and me,
And the entire human race.

14238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 18/Aug/06 on: August 18, 2006, 04:05:55 PM
Tonight's gaming will consist of one thing: Killer 7.  I can't wait to actually immerse myself in this game. 

Other gaps will be filled in by Phoenix Wright.

14239  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocky Balboa on: August 18, 2006, 12:32:58 PM
brought back Apollo Creed's dad

Duke is not Apollo Creed's dad!
14240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killer 7: Um. on: August 18, 2006, 12:29:27 PM
I spent another 50 or minutes on this last night and I'm getting more and more into it.

I just can't get over the style...

However, as that bit of time was still more 'get acquainted' time, I didn't save my progress.  So I'll be doing it all over again.  I'm pretty thrilled about this one now.
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