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14241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Killer 7: Um. on: August 31, 2006, 01:19:35 PM
Finally got back to it for about an hour and a half last night.  It's still really quite good and while I'm not sure where the story is going, it is quite discernable.

It's a fabulous surprise of a gem so far.
14242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 31, 2006, 01:13:47 PM
Really. Come on now. Let's not ruin this thread with garbage. :icon_sad:

I think 'possibly' needs to be removed from the thread title or those pics baleeted.
14243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA Employee - 360 failure rate between 30%-50% on: August 31, 2006, 12:48:51 PM
That photo should win the pulitzer prize.

Once again Ceekay you've derailed my entire day.
14244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA Employee - 360 failure rate between 30%-50% on: August 31, 2006, 12:38:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 31, 2006, 12:29:06 AM

Quote from: warning on August 30, 2006, 09:20:28 PM

Quote from: Arkon on August 30, 2006, 08:54:23 PM

Quote from: warning on August 30, 2006, 08:39:11 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 30, 2006, 08:35:32 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 30, 2006, 08:20:34 PM

Quote from: Devil on August 30, 2006, 08:16:57 PM

That's interesting coming from a company who has a 90% failure rate with their software.

Oh snap.

Nice.

However, I've read somewhere else that people have already said that this 'news' bit was nothing but bull. Not sure where offhand though.

Maybe 5 posts above your own?   icon_biggrin

Oh Double Snap??!!

 icon_cool



I think this really requires a:

Spoiler for Hiden:

And Ceekay once again wins the Internet.  That picture is the stuff of forum legend.

'Oh My!' is a phrase I can never hear or say again without conjuring up that picture from the original post long ago...

Of course, if I'm not mistaken, the original didn't have the japanese writing on the guy's face...

14245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA Employee - 360 failure rate between 30%-50% on: August 30, 2006, 07:41:07 PM
This is a non-story unless it's a senior exec.
14246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've Been Meaning to Replay that... on: August 30, 2006, 06:57:37 PM
Homeworld. Ahh. Yes. Add that to my list.

14247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I've Been Meaning to Replay that... on: August 30, 2006, 06:21:37 PM
Games you've been meaning to go back to and replay

XBOX:

Robotech: Battlecry - My first console game of the modern era and still one of the best.

Ninja Gaiden - I wrote in Mar of 2004: "The best action game Iíve ever played.  I will be playing it again some time in the future."  Still haven't gotten there.

Gladius - I no longer own a copy, but I'd love to play through it again.

PC

Disciples 2- I started it over in the past year, but stalled.  Would like to continue and eventually beat all the expansions

Diablo 2- Was hot for it for about 3 weeks 2 months ago.  Beat the first area and now it's sitting.

Fallout - Been meaning to replay this for years and years and years

Jagged Alliance 2- Almost beat it back in the bread and butter days of GG, but got bogged down.  Would love to play it if only to hear 'Perfect.' again.


14248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And then there were 10 on: August 29, 2006, 10:55:01 PM
Quote
Unfortunately, {one} of those titles {is} Jade Empire...

You got that right. Game sucked and as a result, Bioware is now a company whose titles require my seeing reviews first before I buy it.

Man it sucked. 

It sucked so bad...so. bad.

Oh and selling off the backlog rather than playing it doesn't really count as cleaning it out,imo.

14249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Woohoo! US gets pink and black DS Lites on September 13th! on: August 29, 2006, 12:33:40 PM
Just read through the thread on CAG again.  Some harsh posts in it. I don't think it looks that bad in person.  It doesn't look like the image on the decalgirl site, but it's fine, imo.
14250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Woohoo! US gets pink and black DS Lites on September 13th! on: August 29, 2006, 12:30:11 PM
Dug it up. It was featured on the front page of CAG (I actually forgot) smile. I go by maddgief on that site:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/index.php?page=3.

4th story down.

2 months from the 'review', my observations are still accurate but I'm still pretty pleased.  I have the whole skin still on the DS and haven't tired of it yet.

It's not supposed to leave any residue when you do take it off, but I guess I'll find out at a later time.

Finally, I have no idea why the pictures all turned out so blurry...

14251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Virtual Console - what will you buy? on: August 29, 2006, 02:55:58 AM
Mike Tyson's Punch Out will be the first game I buy.
14252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 28, 2006, 11:59:52 PM

Quote from: Gratch on August 27, 2006, 03:18:30 PM




That is so good.
14253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Woohoo! US gets pink and black DS Lites on September 13th! on: August 27, 2006, 01:44:36 PM
It fits quite well.  I did a write up of it over on CAG complete with pics.

It looks pretty good, but imo, the outside sticker is the best one and it will remain long after I take the inner ones off.  It's worth the money if you want 'something' different.

I had trouble getting it to fit right because I'm a clumsy oaf and do not posses the hands of a surgeon- I actually stretched the skin a bit and had to do a couple of snips.

I've had it on a for a few months and still like it.
14254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: August 27, 2006, 01:39:36 PM
I played 2 play last night with my niece and nephew. What a blast.

I can't wait until one can play lead, the other rythm or bass.

W00t!

Oh and I scored an 81% on medium on Bark at the Moon. My first real time through it.

I needs practice.
14255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami? on: August 26, 2006, 01:39:34 PM
So far this is the only deal I can sniff courtesy of my thread requesting pre-order deals at CAG:

Get an 'artboard' with preorder from Gamestop.
14256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What new shows are you looking forward to? on: August 26, 2006, 01:36:43 PM
There's one with James Woods coming on CBS.  Shark is what it's called methinks.

James Woods is very underrated and hopefully viewers and execs will give him a chance.

Not much other than that though.

I can't wait for The Office to get back on the air.....biggrin
14257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami? on: August 26, 2006, 01:22:35 PM

Quote from: EddieA on August 25, 2006, 12:51:32 AM

It's not a deal, but according to EB/Gamestop, Okami will retail for $40 rather than the usual $50.

Overstock is listing it at full 49.95. Hmmm.
14258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Woohoo! US gets pink and black DS Lites on September 13th! on: August 26, 2006, 01:20:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 25, 2006, 12:26:38 PM

Has someone come out with a retro 8-bit NES style skin for the Lite yet?  That beats any color for me.

Yep and I have it.  www.decalgirl.com  I'd give you a direct link but I'm all dial up disabled.
14259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: August 26, 2006, 01:18:30 PM
Sweet Child of Mine is the perfect song for this game.


OH! I cannot wait.
14260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Settlers 2 Nintendo DS on: August 26, 2006, 01:16:16 PM
Was out of PC games when Settlers came into vogue.  Is it RTS? (I'm on dial up so I'm on checking links).

So is this like AoE?
14261  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami? on: August 24, 2006, 08:25:29 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 23, 2006, 07:39:58 PM

Quote from: ATB 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?

Why worry about the backlog? You know that the Gaming Trend Forum Effect will make you buy it no matter how many other games you have to play.  icon_biggrin

I am so debating whether to buy this day one so that I can be in the loop with all the impressions instead of perenially behind the times...but paying full price is such a foreign concept.

Anyone know of any deals?
14262  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

14263  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!
14264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NO DS 4 KD? on: August 23, 2006, 05:26:54 PM
The Emperor's New Clothes?!

 :icon_eek:

This...is...a...travesty!

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!>

Unfathomable!

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

To arms!

 crybaby<weeps> crybaby
14265  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. :/

What!?
14266  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.
14267  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
14268  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?
14269  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



ME WANT!
14270  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?
14271  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
14272  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!
14273  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.
14274  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. 
14275  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?
14276  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
Quote
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.

LOL!
14277  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.
14278  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!
14279  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
14280  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.


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