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14241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/25) on: September 25, 2006, 01:47:02 PM
Mario vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis looks like fun, but I have to start saving up for Wii.  Oh and if I could stop buying games that take 100+ hrs to complete (DQVIII- I'm 1/3 of the way through it) have unlimited replay value (Advanced Wars DS) I might actually get to work on my backlog. Buying Okami last week added apparently another 30 hrs to it  Tongue.

Next game I'm likely to buy is Bully in October...Then GH II in Nov.  Gah.
14242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 25, 2006, 01:42:55 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 25, 2006, 01:53:40 AM

Looking over that list a second time, I still only see 1 game I want to play.

I have this horrid vision of the Wii becoming like the DS, with legions of really really BAD games, and maybe 6-10 really good ones.  Droves of hits like "Cooking Super Mama" and "Sister puzzle cutefry" being shoved out left and right.

My whole mood on the Wii went from excitement to, ", that looks lame".   crybaby

I'm not sure you're grasping the concept of Wii or DS. Sounds like you're looking for the same ole same ole. The Wii is charting new territory as did the DS before it.  I think you might be more contented with a 360/PS3 as they are just upgrades of everything we've played before.

To echo KG, if the Wii has nearly the amount of quirky absolutely fun games the DS has, I'll be chuffed.

14243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap: What'd You Play? 25/Sep/06 on: September 25, 2006, 01:40:10 PM
I spent most of the weekend on Advance Wars DS.

I also got some time with Okami and am pleased that it's starting to click with me.  I didn't get much time with it as it was a very busy weekend with house work, a pampered chef party and various other things.
14244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 25, 2006, 01:39:05 PM
Didn't get any play time in  yesterday, but after the first fight within the 1st dungeon (guys sitting around a campfire), I'd say there's a budding romance with me and this game.

Spent most of the day  working around the house and trying to beat the toughest scenario I've yet played in Advance Wars DS.
14245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Advance Wars DS: The Toughest Scenario Ever on: September 25, 2006, 01:36:30 PM
Ring Islands: 2 COs.

You start out pretty much surrounded as you're on the middle island.  The other two COs are on the surrounding land and in between there are two other islands with some cities.  There are (I want to say) 8 shipyards, 10's of vehicle production buildings and a single airport in the upper left.

I have been working off and on on this scenario for weeks encompassing hours and HOURS and HOURS. Saving restarting. Retrying. Repeat.  Trying new COs. Saving. Retrying. Repeat. At night I would fall asleep trying to figure out what to do next. Finally, after 65 game days I was victorious just this morning.

This was the largest engagement I've ever played possibly in any game ever. There were hundreds of units produced on all sides, hundreds lost and in the ongoing war nearly every unit type came into play on all sides.  It was truly a mixed military effort: land, sea and air. 

It felt like world war II. Gains. Losses. Gains losses. Gains.  I'd take a city. Lose it. And retake again.

I even reached the unit cap (which is 50) towards the end of the scenario when I had more than turned the tide and was mopping up. My final cash holdings at the end were over 300k.

My final grade was only a C, but I did it. 

What a masterpiece.

A final note: This game is so perfectly balanced that there is no way to 'tank rush' in a scenario like this. The AI is geared at a perfect level, rarely makes mistakes and always attempts to effectively counter the units produced and how you use them.  This game is so good there should be a grade above A+...above 10...above 5 stars!

So, for those who have played, what's been the hardest scenario/level?
14246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 24, 2006, 07:10:30 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on September 24, 2006, 03:17:31 AM

So how far are you now? Have you finished exploring Kamiki Village? Shinsu field is where things pick up and you start to see what the gameplay is all about.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I just had Susano split the rock (this is as far as I got the first time too).

I'm enjoying it more this time around as I was able to get this far in two sessions rather than five or six. 

I'm looking forward to playing again (which is a good sign) later today.

14247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 24, 2006, 02:31:52 AM
I'm 1.5 hrs back into it after having started over and it's growing on me but i'm not in love yet.

I see chests that I want to get but have no idea how to get them...
14248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 23, 2006, 03:55:42 PM
Had a pampered chef party last night. Food was unbelievable.  Looks like another setback.  thumbsdown

Additionally, don't know if I'm running at all this weekend as my left shin and thigh are sore still from 2 days ago.
14249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance Trailer on: September 23, 2006, 03:53:52 PM
Looks very half lifeish.  Kinda cool, but not 600.00 cool.
14250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 goes to Afrika on: September 23, 2006, 03:51:49 PM
Zounds that's intriguing!

Why is it spelled with a K?
14251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 23, 2006, 03:47:34 PM
Pst. 25% is not very many people. Rising, yes. But over the course of what? 3 years? 5 years? 10 years?

Nintendo will roll out an upgraded/updated console with HD when the market research supports that that's what the target audience has.
14252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 23, 2006, 03:45:27 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on September 23, 2006, 03:25:57 PM


Err, Steve Buscemi is not gay.  He is married to Jo Andres with one child.



And he'd still have a pink DS cause he's cool like that.
14253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 23, 2006, 03:02:30 AM
Argh.  Played for another hr and I just cannot get into it.

I'm going to wipe my save data and start over as it appears the initial spurts I've played it in have been rather detrimential to my overall comprehension and enjoyment.  Perhaps tomorrow night I can get in a good couple of hours straight and things will come together. 
14254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 22, 2006, 09:39:55 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 22, 2006, 08:50:45 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 22, 2006, 07:36:44 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 22, 2006, 07:00:07 PM

I'd rock the pink.

* gellar is secure in his masculinity and also has a larger wang than most.
wangs aside, if you'll look at the thread title you'll see that for some reason this thread is only about whether or not pink DSs are gay for caucasian men.

I'm half caucasian sir.

* gellar will let you guess which half.

The good one?  disgust
14255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 22, 2006, 07:16:17 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 22, 2006, 07:00:07 PM

I'd rock the pink.

* gellar is secure in his masculinity and also has a larger wang than most.

People who talk about themselves in the 3rd person are all, without exception, tiny wanged gheys and not worthy of a pink DS.
14256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 22, 2006, 05:37:59 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 22, 2006, 05:26:19 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 22, 2006, 05:18:30 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 22, 2006, 05:04:50 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 22, 2006, 04:56:16 PM

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Nope.  480p max support for Wii. 

....which is pathetic in this day and age.

Ack, that sucks.  I was seriously considering pre-ordering, but not if it doesn't support HD.  I don't think I could go back to playing games at 480p after seeing the glory of 720p and 1080i gaming on my LCD tv. 

And here we are again...

I'm a little slow on the uptake regarding the Wii.  I didn't know it was only 480p.  I was actually planning on trading in my psp + games to preorder and hopefully payoff most of the balance.   

No no... it wasn't anything like that. It's just there was a pretty heated thread re: not wanting a wii cause it wasn't in HD...
14257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 22, 2006, 05:18:30 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 22, 2006, 05:04:50 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 22, 2006, 04:56:16 PM

Quote
Nope.  480p max support for Wii. 

....which is pathetic in this day and age.

Ack, that sucks.  I was seriously considering pre-ordering, but not if it doesn't support HD.  I don't think I could go back to playing games at 480p after seeing the glory of 720p and 1080i gaming on my LCD tv. 

And here we are again...
14258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 22/Sep/06 on: September 22, 2006, 04:03:19 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 22, 2006, 03:52:46 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 22, 2006, 03:47:12 PM

Quote
Its like Advanced Wars done right.
retard
+1

Kobra- You are out of your mind  retard retard retard retard
14259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 22, 2006, 02:45:30 PM
Just got back from target and took a look at both.  The black one is very cool, but if I were gonna buy another, I'd buy the pink.  That's right. THE PINK.

Edit: It's the one Damon Gant would buy.
14260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Neat Speed Test site. on: September 22, 2006, 12:34:26 PM


Time Warner Cable.
14261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spaceballs: The Cartoon series? on: September 22, 2006, 12:30:40 PM
It's not going to work.  At all.
14262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 22, 2006, 12:25:53 PM
How far into a launch does Costco typically come up with one of their stellar bundles?  Will any bundles from them be available at launch?
14263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 22/Sep/06 on: September 22, 2006, 12:22:53 PM
I'm hoping to get some major time with Okami tonight after our Pampered Chef party guests depart.  Haven't touched it since release day due to time constraints.

That and Advance Wars DS has me all wrapped up in it's War Room mode. I'm 3/4 of the way through the campaign, but I can't get enough of the 1 off battles. What a great game.
14264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 22, 2006, 12:20:26 PM
Lots of stereotyping going on.  Totally get the pink one.  Blaze a trail.

Oh and you're gay if you don't like Kelly Clarkson.
14265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it gay for a straight, white male to own a pink DS? on: September 22, 2006, 09:34:50 AM
I think the pink DS is awesome.  If I were going to buy another one, I'd probably get the pink one over the black. Go for it.  thumbsup

Definitely not teh gay.
14266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 22, 2006, 01:32:23 AM
What do component cables run these days? Best place to buy em? 
14267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 21, 2006, 11:36:05 PM
Hmm. I hate to admit this, but I may be having second thoughts...  icon_frown
14268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 21, 2006, 11:34:13 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on September 21, 2006, 11:33:25 PM

I just defeated the first boss battle and HOO BOY is it a doozy. Very cool stuff.


How do you find the time?!

I've not gotten back to it yet.   :icon_sad:
14269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 21, 2006, 11:33:41 PM
Oh and I did 12.1 miles today at 9:19 pace.

My left shin is rather sore...might need to take two days off instead of 1.
14270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 21, 2006, 11:32:55 PM
We all have those, friend. Make sure you don't seek solace in food...as I am overly apt to do.

Stay on the horse. If it's too late. Start again tomorrow!
14271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 21, 2006, 10:20:24 PM
ARKON? No check in?
14272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is This Publicized Or Did I Dream the Whole Thing (Wii) on: September 21, 2006, 10:18:31 PM
I could have sworn I heard or read somewhere that if you buy 5000 wii points (50.00) you get the retro controller for free.

Anyone corroborate this?
14273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Price Calculator on: September 21, 2006, 10:16:58 PM
$449.30

1 complete controller, 2 games and 2000.00 wii points + tax.

I hope to have about 200.00 in BB gift certs, so that'll bring it back down to retail price for the system.

Modify. Might pick up a 3rd game, but Wii'll see.
14274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 21, 2006, 04:34:43 PM
Yeah. You can save right after the intro...well maybe it was like 5 or so minuntes...but I think you could save immediately.
14275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 21, 2006, 02:00:31 PM
Quote
you want to change your life? - turn off your television...

But if I turn of my television, how shall I play Okami?   retard
14276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 21, 2006, 09:57:33 AM

Quote from: GGMark on September 21, 2006, 08:54:22 AM

wait a minute.  Seriously.  Your gonna sit here and say that a game isnt really all that great, then turn around and watch something like The Biggest Loser?  'Reailty' TV?  WoW.

Let's not put the cart before the horse. I'm not saying it's not great, I'm saying that it hasn't clicked with me yet.  That's all. I fully expect, once I have an op to play for more than 20 minutes at a time, for it to rock my world.

And Biggest Loser is actually one of the most compelling and emotionally impactful shows on television.  Everyone can relate to wanting to change their life.  It's an amazing inspirational and fun show.
14277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 21, 2006, 12:17:54 AM
Biggest Loser starts right now! I love this show.

Watch it for more inspiration!
14278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 21, 2006, 12:16:36 AM
I'm about and hour in and so far it's neat, but I'm not loving it.  There's lots of potential but I'm just not in the OMGITSAWESOME stage yet.

And now that Biggest Loser is on, I probably won't touch it again until tomorrow.
14279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick DQVIII Question on: September 20, 2006, 09:42:52 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 20, 2006, 09:12:20 PM

It always takes me a long time to finish RPGs because I play this way (KOTOR took me a little over 90 hours), although I can't imagine doing it any other way - probably a holdover from the old RPGs where you had to talk to everyone multiple times just to know where to go next. 

You and Starshifter are the RPG dream team then. He also takes a long time to complete them. In fact, IIRC, he won't run in a KOTOR game cause it's not what a Jedi would do.  He's the greatest.  icon_biggrin
14280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 20, 2006, 08:26:16 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on September 20, 2006, 07:42:40 PM

Susano-style! Exploding Implosion!!!


Is that a spoiler? If so and I get there and it is I'm gonna do something drastic.
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