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14241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 15, 2006, 01:11:23 PM
How is the DS vs PSP argument even valid anymore? DS is landsliding the PSP in terms of both sales and game play.
14242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii 250.00 In or Out on: September 14, 2006, 09:01:56 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 14, 2006, 06:45:36 PM

Looks like I have to eat some crow

Don't you mean pants?
14243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 05:46:31 PM
Also from bill:

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The Wii is the console that people will be talking about ten years from now, not the 360 (although I'll remember it fondly) or the PS3. The Wii isn't even competing with the 360 or the PS3. If anything, it's competing with the PSP.

Same price (for now). Which one would you rather have?

He really thinks a lot about this stuff, doesn't he.
14244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 05:31:20 PM
Wow. He hit it right on the head.  Zounds!

Watching the press conference, I'm a bit more optimistic about definitely getting one. Wii's Mii feature should be a hoot and I loved teh photo viewer.
14245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 04:43:54 PM
I just saw vid of the photo and Mii channels. Looks like fun smile
14246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 04:33:32 PM
Is it 100% confirmed that Wii is wireless?

Oh and has it been confirmed that the retro conroller is free with 5000 wii point purchase. I dont' remember where I read it.
14247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In Honor of My New Firearm... on: September 14, 2006, 03:57:34 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on September 08, 2006, 11:42:36 PM

My Dad gave me this for my 21st birthday:

How long did it take you to arrange that silk to make it look so dang sexy? icon_smile
14248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Obesity: One in Five Children Obese by 2010 on: September 14, 2006, 03:55:20 PM
And we think there's a healthcare crisis now? Just wait until these kids hit middle age. They'll have no medicare and us guys will be footing the bill to keep them 'well'.

Jared, you're needed now more than ever!



14249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii 250.00 In or Out on: September 14, 2006, 03:50:57 PM

Quote from: Laner on September 14, 2006, 03:36:10 PM

The price is just where I expected it to be, but I'm waiting on reviews.

I voted in, but it's not an automatic anymore.  $400.00+ take home costs are significant and reason for pause.

Surprising how much that extra 50.00 kinda hurts.

Don't. Know.
14250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 03:45:44 PM

Quote from: Dafones on September 14, 2006, 03:14:33 PM

I'm Forty for the stick, twenty for the nunchuck?

Yep. That's the real kick in the teeth if you ask me.  That's way too much scratch for a controller. No doubt.

But if Zelda is out on launch looks like I'm going to be dropping nearly 400.00 on launch day.

  • Console = $250.00

  • Extra Controller(?) = 60.00

  • Zelda= 50.00

  • Wii Points = 50.00 (with free retro controller?)

  • Game X = 50.00


That's $460.00 + tax = $490.00ish.  Whoa. I'm really gonna have to think this through.

Good thing I have some reward zone certs, but man. That's some load of change.

BTW- Zelda games don't have one continuous story right? They're all new ones as will this one be, eh?
14251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 01:08:50 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 14, 2006, 12:49:56 PM

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The $250 price is disappointing, made worse by the $5-10 virtual console game price.  I was really hoping that by some miracle they'd cap the retro games at $5.  I'd pay $2-3 for R-type and $5 to (re)buy Zelda, but $10 a pop for each "premium" retro game is out of my impulse buy range.

A comment on this from QT3 seems to indicate that the pricing is tiered by system- ie approximately $5.00 for NES games (which would include Zelda presumably), $10.00 for N64 games, with SNES in between.  Sounds pretty damn fair to me. 

I wonder if a subscription based service would be better.  That way we'd be able to try games that we didn't already like.

Oh and what are Wii points? Are they the same as MS points?
14252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: September 14, 2006, 12:49:25 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 14, 2006, 08:46:49 AM

They've wanted AC/DC on both but the band wouldn't cooperate according to the official forums. 

But they'd let the gap bastardize one of their signature songs in a commercial? Red Octane must not have paid enough.

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Update to add "Hangar 18" by Megadeth   

Hanger 18 is a terrible choice from the Megadeth catalog.

14253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii game lineup video on: September 14, 2006, 12:42:10 PM
Yeah, baby!
14254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 14, 2006, 12:22:30 PM
PS. I'm grouchy and achey and I'm eating whatever the heck I want today.  drool
14255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 14, 2006, 12:15:32 PM
40 miles this week is out the window.

My wake up times the last three days due to grouchy boy:

3:11 AM + 10.4 miles
4:00 AM
3:30 AM + 1.0 miles.

Once awoken up that late in the mornign, I cannot fall asleep. I valiantly tried to run this morning, made it one mile and was completely out of gas.

Scale is not going to be my friend for a while.

If get rest tonight, I might attempt a 10er tomorrow and 15+ on sunday. Otherwise it may just be a repeat of last weekend, 13.8.

so. tired.  disgust
14256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: September 14, 2006, 12:10:47 PM

Quote from: Mookee on September 14, 2006, 10:40:05 AM

Quote from: Kobra on August 22, 2006, 05:34:03 AM

The source is my buddy, who is a suit at EbGames, and if I told you his name, he'd be fired.  But he has been 100% reliable so far, so I will say I believe him..

$169.99 it is, if not, I will eat my shorts.

What do you mean "Different Versions" of Zelda?

Will the event be taped?

What kind of pants will they be? I'm suggesting parachute to ease the digestion. icon_twisted
14257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 12:02:28 PM
I don't know why people keep confusing me with Arkon. Must be the Captial A throws people off.

I'm still in at 250 and I'm not the one whose losing weight faster than should be possible. biggrin

Someone somewhere wrote that maybe the NYT is wrong on some of the details. I guess we'll find out in a bit...
14258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 10:32:48 AM

Quote from: siege on September 14, 2006, 05:09:34 AM

So $50 less than a 360? You've got to be kidding me.

For the core system that no one wants...but still you have a point. However, with the Wii you'll have a game and 2 controllers for 300.00.  Not as great as I was hoping, but not terrible.

Still kinda down about the pricepoint, but I'm all in still at this point.
14259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 09:19:03 AM
$250?  Kobra's inside man at EB is a punk   retard

199.00 is what it should have been.   crybaby

I'll still be getting one me thinks...but at that price they should have put in two controllers.

Meh.
14260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / She's back on the market!! on: September 13, 2006, 10:44:47 PM
Get the cologne ready all you single guys, Whitney Houston files for divorce!

14261  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 Killed the previous Generation on: September 13, 2006, 10:35:31 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 13, 2006, 07:48:22 PM

- "Man I'm tired... do I HAFTA get up to turn this off? Maybe I could hit it with the pillow. F*$# I missed!"

Sounds like you need Arkon's weightloss thread  retard
14262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New 9/11 Footage on: September 13, 2006, 09:44:33 PM
Yeah you couldn't even see the 2nd tower. Plus that's where the vid stops.

She could have said 'OMG the Titanic just hit the tower!' and it'd be as plausibly supported.
14263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox vs PS2 on: September 13, 2006, 07:16:49 PM

Quote from: Graham on September 13, 2006, 07:08:54 PM


Just because it seems like a few more people might say that the PS2 is better when I think that the Xbox would be better suited for Crux, that doesn't mean that I'm more biased than anyone else.

Yes but you told me the same thing almost 4 years ago (right after helping me build my brand new PC- ps. I love you) and your voice was the deciding factor in my getting an XBOX over the PS2.  In retrospect, it was the right decision at the time...meaning I'm pretty much just padding at this point and have nothing to say.
14264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 Killed the previous Generation on: September 13, 2006, 07:13:04 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 13, 2006, 11:07:34 AM

You ARE in the honeymoon stage if you have a backlog of AAA titles that have been out for years... you haven't moved passed them yet, and to you they are still NEW. To others who have played them, they have reaped the benefit of their collective gaming experience.

That makes perfect sense. I often forget how late to the party I am on things.

But but but: no one has played Okami.  If it turns out to be the greatest game at 'the end of PS2's run' you won't play it simply because it's on the PS2 and doesn't have achievements or HD graphics?
14265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: F.U.R. (Forum UserReview) [x360] Enchanted Arms on: September 13, 2006, 07:10:24 PM
Now this is just a great way to illicit feedback from the forum!  thumbsup
14266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Book recommendations? on: September 13, 2006, 06:27:30 PM
The Three Muskateers. Unabridged.  Pure brilliance.
14267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Capcom decides they don't like SDTVs [Response from Capcom] on: September 13, 2006, 06:24:53 PM
Whoa it just hit me. There's no voice?!  Wow so advanced it's arcane...

(ok ok that's the last jab).

14268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: September 13, 2006, 05:05:51 PM

Quote from: Exodor on September 13, 2006, 04:45:55 PM

Although the past ~10 seaons of the Simpsons have sucked ass, so you're kinda correct on that one.  But the first 5-6 seasons were the funniest thing on TV at the time

Gah.  The win streak for simpsons goes well beyond season six.

I might even say all the way to 10...maybe 9. Possibly 11.  I stopped watching around 2000 or 2001...
14269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Two New RPGs from Square- One is FFXII Spinoff on: September 13, 2006, 04:20:52 PM
And we can expect them when?
14270  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Capcom decides they don't like SDTVs [Response from Capcom] on: September 13, 2006, 03:48:45 PM
Anyone think this will make anyone so angry at Capcom that they'll never buy one of their games again? I'm guessing no, but it still sucks for those without HD. 
14271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: September 13, 2006, 03:26:05 PM
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Dead Poets Society (1989) .... John Keating

I'm working through this moving right now. It's brilliant still. And he's brilliant too.
14272  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: "You have already made a post." on: September 13, 2006, 02:59:29 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 13, 2006, 02:45:54 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 13, 2006, 10:30:07 AM

Well now it's affecting me! I must have gotten it 1/2 dozen times yesterday. I demand compensation!

You're compensation is in the mail.  You have been sent 1,000,000 copies of that picture I found that you love so much  icon_twisted

Ima hafta kill j00!
14273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Capcom decides they don't like SDTVs [Response from Capcom] on: September 13, 2006, 02:51:05 PM
Dude! The 360 has killed all previous generations of games and hardware! It only makes sense that it has now killed all previous generations of television sets.!  J. Allard you magnifient bastard!  ninja
14274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New 9/11 Footage on: September 13, 2006, 01:32:00 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 13, 2006, 01:23:21 PM

Odd places where it cuts out... it's like they've edited some of the milestone events out.

I would guess that where she stopped filming and restarted.

If I figured it was just gonna be a fire and they evacuate the people, there's no way I'd sit there the whole time with the camera on... I might have left it running and stepped away...maybe not even that though..
14275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 13, 2006, 11:56:45 AM

Quote from: Arkon on September 13, 2006, 11:36:13 AM

9/13/06 - 253.0 lbs

Dude. Give us some kind of commentary about how you're doing, what you've been up to, etc.  Hard to root for just a number....
14276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox vs PS2 on: September 13, 2006, 11:24:52 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 13, 2006, 06:33:09 AM

Jeez Graham from your biased comments I'd assume that you were trying to start a console war.  Everybody else has been very objective.

Uh?   
14277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick a portable console system on: September 13, 2006, 10:52:32 AM

Quote from: Xmann on September 12, 2006, 11:20:13 PM

got another question about the DS Lite.........can i use any old headphones or do they have to be something specific?  i'm reading about the earbuds and alot of people dont like them much.  can't i just plug in any type of headphone?

Uhh. time for TMI.

When I'm in the...em library, I use these...



The bass is awesome.  When I'm playing Advanced Wars, the bathroom fan almost sounds like helicopter blades whirling.

<cough>

I'm a rock bottom loser.  icon_cool
14278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are some good open-world RPG games? on: September 13, 2006, 10:48:55 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 13, 2006, 05:18:22 AM

Dragon Quest VIII.  While the world is gradually unveiled, each section that you get is very large and there is a definite emphasis on exploration.  Also, there is a pretty neat monster recruiting min-game that you unlock after about a third of the game or so. 

Ding! DQ8 is a hoot. Great sense of humor, pacing and fun.  Level up a few times before the first dungeon though  icon_wink

Fable on the original Xbox sort of fits, but it's not a very expansive world. Still I had fun exploring the cities and towns.
14279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 Killed the previous Generation on: September 13, 2006, 10:46:02 AM

Quote from: Graham on September 13, 2006, 12:18:04 AM

ATB, you are still in the "honeymoon" stage of your PS2 days.  If you had all the systems, I believe you'd think differently.  It's hard to go to the PS2 after playing the Xbox 360.  Not to mention that the Xbox 360 wireless controllers are so good that I don't want to get out the PS2 wired controllers.  Not to mention the Xbox Live experience and the achievements.  If I can play something on my own free time, I go for the Xbox 360.

Bah! I'm not in the honeymoon stage anymore. I reserve that for my precious....my DS (oh how I love you Polar White).

Your last sentence is the one I'll focus on.  Purge makes many good points, obviously, and mentions multi-platform games as well to good effect.  However-

It seems that we're missing a key factor here: does the 360 prevent you from wanting to play great games on different systems?

For example: One of the first games I played on the PS2 was Chrono Trigger.  Now, I could easily make the assertion that the PS2/XBOX effectively killed alll previous gaming generations. However, Chrono Trigger as a gameplay experience and story far surpasses much of any generation.   I did the same thing for MGS1. Oh and Shadow Hearts, and Devil May Cry...

Why are so many people chomping at the bit to get the virtual arcade on the Wii if previous gens are no longer playable?  Are any of you 360 owners even interested in the Wii? It's not exactly 'next gen' on the graphics front.

What about other classic games? There are no game points in those! You mean to tell me you'll never go back to play any of the Zeldas, Marios, Fallouts, Jagged Alliances, Warcrafts, Starcrafts, Mike Tyson Punchouts, Kid Icaruses, etc because of the 360? 

So the 360 has basically shut the door on every game ever made prior to the 360s release?  I find that claim very hard to believe.

Someday I'll probably have a 360-  If I haven't played through my backlog, I don't see how it's possible for me not be able to go back to the PS2/DS. But then again, maybe I'm missing the point.
14280  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Skin Forum? on: September 13, 2006, 10:32:53 AM
Now if that isn't an overreaching conclusion I don't know what is.
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