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14401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I, for one, welcome my Prime Overlord [4mb of pics inside] on: June 29, 2006, 06:36:39 PM
Bah. His gun is far too small.
14402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Switches in Kirby: Canvas Curse? on: June 29, 2006, 12:05:52 AM
I've just completed the 2nd world and through the course of the adventure so far, there have been two medals behind 'switchblocks'.

However, I've scoured the levels for them and they are nowhere to be found.

For example in the first world, there is a switchblock prominently on a relatively open level. yet I CANNOT find a switch anywhere.

Are they hidden? do i have to touch a special place on the screen to make them appear?

14403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Quick DS Wifi Friendlist ? on: June 28, 2006, 09:13:19 PM
If I have a bunch of friends in my friend codes and then I select 'worldwide' or 'regional' will it automatically connect to them if they're on or must I go through 'friends' to connect to them?

Is preferential connecting given to friend codes in regional or worldwide?
14404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider-Man's Back in Black on: June 28, 2006, 08:35:55 PM
Quote from: "Haavok1"
The scene where he is tearing the suit off next to the giant bell should be right before the suit leaves him and becomes the Venom/Eddie character.  I would guess that scene is somewhere from the late middle to the end of the movie.  I think Venom will be Spidey #4, we will just get a small glimpse of him to fuel the next movie.

I don't think McGuire or Dunst have signed on for 4....I thought I read somewhere that they were pretty much done with it after 3.  I also thought Raimi said he would rather move on to other projects...

I hope there's a 4....
14405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DSLite] Animal Crossing - Who's still active? on: June 28, 2006, 03:39:53 PM
Quote from: "The_Man"
I am active as are my wife and two of my kids.  Three of us also play Mario Kart.  I'll post all of our codes shortly.

Would love to do some Mario Karting with some non-snakers.   :lol:

Look here!
14406  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Mario Kart DS tonight at 10:10 PM EST? on: June 28, 2006, 03:34:12 PM
Austin and I are in. Any takers?
14407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DSLite] Animal Crossing - Who's still active? on: June 28, 2006, 02:19:18 PM
Fool! Mario Kart is where it's at!  Tonight at 10ish!
14408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider-Man's Back in Black on: June 28, 2006, 12:03:17 PM
Quote from: "Farscry"
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Quote from: "RightBastard"
Now, speaking as someone who didn't particularly care for Spider-Man 2 (and yes, I know this makes me a marked man but that scene on the runaway subway train when his face is exposed and everyone's all, "We won't tell anyone Spider-Man" made me want to scream)

I actually thought that scene was very touching.

As did I.  One of my favorite touches in the film.

One of the best scenes in the series thus far.

The new trailer is awesome, but I too will voice concern about the batmanesque too many villains for one film.

Howver, Raimi has done an amazing job and 2 was significantly better than 1...hopefully he'll do it again.

This will be the first movie I see in the theater in a LONG time.

Why must it be May of 2007!?
14409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite Thoughts After a Week on: June 28, 2006, 12:00:23 PM
Quote from: "Dafones"
I weep.

Why Sir?

I use bucket to gather your precious tears!
14410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone know a place to get Video Game Character Costumes? on: June 28, 2006, 11:57:55 AM
This has all been very helpful  :idea:
14411  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Phoenix Wright for trade on: June 28, 2006, 02:17:01 AM
Never mind!
14412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite Thoughts After a Week on: June 28, 2006, 02:11:52 AM
14413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WTF 360, what did you do to WE9 you BASTARD!!! on: June 27, 2006, 10:49:18 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
I decided to play some Table Tennis a little while ago and popped out my copy of Winning Eleven 9 and HOLY SHIT, what did my 360 DO to my copy of WE9!?

I remember there being a really strange 20-second pause before kickoff in my previous maybe the deed was done during that time.  I had played one race (all I need to know I hate the game) of a rented copy of Moto GP '06 and it froze on me.  So I blame this on fucking Moto GP '06.  

Please God let WE9 still work!


What a terrifying picture.

Band aids, a cast off plastic container, faux wood furniture, manflops in the lower right, weird shoe on the foot of the denimed leg, various cartridges scattered about, soiled mous pads and the corner of some cheap clock radio from which one could assume all types of britney spears pours forth.... <shudders>
14414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone know a place to get Video Game Character Costumes? on: June 27, 2006, 10:44:32 PM
It's for charity!
14415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite Thoughts After a Week on: June 27, 2006, 10:44:02 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Game Quest Direct has PW in stock right now for $39.99

10.00 more than it should cost plus 7.00 shipping!


Thanks anyway.
14416  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Phoenix Wright for trade on: June 27, 2006, 09:06:16 PM
I'm trying to PM Doopri but can't get it to send.

Still have it? I'll buy it.... maybe.
14417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite Thoughts After a Week on: June 27, 2006, 09:03:56 PM
Anyone want to sell me their copy?
14418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite Thoughts After a Week on: June 27, 2006, 09:03:13 PM
Quote from: "Tebunker"
Phoenix Wright has been re-released for about a month now. You can get it easily online from some of the smaller retailers for like 35 bucks. I know I saw a link at in their forums.

You're partially right. It was re-released, but it has been no easier to find.
14419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone know a place to get Video Game Character Costumes? on: June 27, 2006, 11:58:02 AM
No- I'm not getting into Cosplay but I need a good costume for a work related event.

Gotta be a prominent VG character and preferably a good costume.  I've seen some BAD marios.

Tips or help?

Winning suggestion gets a full shot of me in the costume! If that ain't incentive I don't know what is.  biggrin
14420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sweet Zombie Jesus - Futurama gets another season! on: June 26, 2006, 08:28:19 PM
Know what's amazing? I just watched an ep from season 4 where fry must defeat the brains in their supership.  It involves a plot where nibbler is actually a supersmart being.

In the replay of when fry is zapped to the future they show a shadow under the desk that's nibbler. I figured that they added it in as a plot device.

Turns out the shadow was always there...even in the original episode.  Amazing what planning they did. What foresight.  Brilliant!

So when shoudl we expect the DVD of the new season?
14421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite bad pixel questions on: June 26, 2006, 06:36:23 PM
It's a new product and it should be perfect.

If you purchased it at an EB/Gamestop and they say they won't return it, just dispute the charge on your CC for defective merchandise.  Tell them that you'll be doing so and you'll be keeping the Lite and they'll get nothing.

I wouldn't stand for it.

edit: the first one i got at target had a dead pixel. they returned it no questions asked.
14422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: June 25, 2006, 06:50:31 PM
Any one have any tips for finding secret exits? I've never ever been good at finding those...
14423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: June 23, 2006, 03:42:22 PM
I'm just now to the third world and as far as I'm concerned it is just getting better and better.
14424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Daily Show rips House of Reps on Video Games on: June 23, 2006, 01:12:40 PM
I don't think he went far enough exposing how preposterous the political grandstanding is.  Missed op for us gamers...
14425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 23, 2006, 12:55:51 PM
Is that a yarmulke flying off his head?
14426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WASSSSSSSSUUUUUUUP!!!!!!!!!! on: June 23, 2006, 02:18:04 AM
LC at the buzzer is hilarious! Great find!
14427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Toy Story 3 In Production on: June 19, 2006, 08:57:42 PM
TS2 is still the best pixar film IMO.  I hope this is really going to happen and that it lives up to the precedent set by the first 2.
14428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Friday Nite DS Lite Review on: June 19, 2006, 12:03:31 PM
Quote from: "PaulBot"
Quote from: "ATB"
2. The earphone jack is in entirely the wrong place. It should definitely be in the back center

Get the adapter that is used on the GameBoy SP to plug in headphones and you can use it on the DS to plug headphones into the BACK of the DS!

Picture please?
14429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I dedicate this thread to our own Devil: on: June 18, 2006, 12:58:25 AM
Quote from: "Devil"

It only goes to show that SOME people in here know a thing or two about gaming!!

Yes but no one in this thread until my post. DS FOREVAR!
14430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got a DS Lite! on: June 17, 2006, 10:57:04 PM
Quote from: "Misguided"

The DSL is much more "slick" looking than the old DS...much more like the SP in that respect. In the white, it looks like something Apple would have made.

Not to mention you can dress it up with super hot skins.

I ordered this one.

Gimme10 = 10% off for a coupon code.

Once again courtesy of Cheap Ass Gamer.

That site also has the Hori Screen Protectors (for 8.30 shipped w/ coupon).  The Hori is supposed to be the best...
14431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got a DS Lite! on: June 17, 2006, 09:10:00 PM
I broke it out waiting to get my oil changed yesterday and didn't think twice about. Coincidentally, the place had unsecured wifi so I gamed on with some of my fellow MKers from across the globe.

Vive Lite!
14432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Friday Nite DS Lite Review on: June 17, 2006, 03:12:57 PM
Quote from: "weleavefossils"
going on the topic of the case..has anyone ever came across a case that holds games?  I'm tired of having to carry the cases if I want to take more than one game.  Do they have mini cases for the games you can get?  maybe that fit in some sort of case for the ds lite..

I saw at CC three plastic cases that hold 3 games each.  Looks like they would slide nicely into a pocket or other case.  I'm probably going to pick some up.
14433  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / EGM, OPM, and CGW - Free Again on: June 17, 2006, 03:11:35 PM
Got my first issue of EGM yesterday.  I stopped counting when I hit 3 regarding # of masturbation references.

The layout is way too busy, the writing juvenile and the content meh.

This magazine is pure garabage.

I'll be cancelling first thing Monday morning.
14434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Iron Giant fans check this out on: June 17, 2006, 02:36:33 AM
Who is John Byrne?

As for Iron Giant: It's one of the most underappreciated movies I've ever seen.

I absolutely loved it.  Made me laugh, made me <cough> cry.  Made me scream for joy.

Brilliant. Simply Brilliant.
14435  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Friday Nite DS Lite Review on: June 17, 2006, 02:34:49 AM
After a a few hours with the DS Lite (my first handheld ever) I commented:

Quote from: "ATB"
So far I'm enjoying it, but I'm not BLOWN away.  

Somewhere else I wrote:

Quote from: "ATB"
I give it 8 Marios out of 10.

Now five days later, what are my thoughts? Well read on.

My initial reaction to the DS Lite was tempered with:

A: The fact that the first one I pulled out of the box had a dead pixel.
B: I had received what I then considered considerable bad news in the RL.

Since then I have:

A: Opened the 2nd one I bought and had it work fine.
B: Allowed a cooler head and praying heart prevail.

That said, what does this Ninten00b think?

Games Played:

New Super Mario Bros: So far it is a 10/10 for me.  It's decidedly retro and as far as I'm concerned very innovative- of course I haven't played any Super Mario anything in about 15 years. I love the mini games too

Mario Kart Though I wish snaking was so mandatory to win WFC games, I still enjoy the experience and like the single player.  WFC games will significantly up the replay value and just today as I sat getting my oil changed I found an unsecured  wifi network and played 2 quick matches (losing both terribly). Initial take: 8/10

Brain Age  Got this tonight and did the first day's worth of training.  The demo really got me hot as it didn't understand my 'blue' but the full version seems to work fine.  My brain age: 49 (I'm 31). I like it, but we'll see if it has staying power. Initial take: 8/10

Big Brain Academy Got this also tonight with the buy 2 for 30 at TRU.  I like the exercises but I can see myself running out of gas on this one pretty quickly as it doesn't have any long term charting or graphs.  For 15.00 though, I'm fine with it.  Initial take: 7/10

As for the overall DS, consider me smitten.  I up the Mario count to a solid 9.5/10.  My minor gripes are:

1. Doesn't include one of those bagged cleaning cloths with it and I don't want to buy one of those stupid starter kits
2. The earphone jack is in entirely the wrong place. It should definitely be in the back center
3. It could be that I'm not used to playing with the Lite's configuration of buttons/screen, but it has made my hands and forearms a little bit unfcomfortable.
4. The health warning must be clicked through at every start up.  Is this true if you put it into auto start as well?
5. First one I bought had a dead pixel. When will this one get its first?
6. The case I bought doesn't store the charger plug in it.  It's a good charge and go case but that's it. Still, it's my fault, but it is part of the overall experience for me.

Greatest likes:

1. Compact design
2. Great screen brightness
3. I actually am taking it places to play it- something I never thought I'd do short of a business trip
4. The sound is much more impressive than I thought it would be
5. My inital game purchases have featured some great variety and I still have Meteos and Advance Wars waiting in the wings
6. My daughter loves to play the Whack a Mole mini game in NSMB
7. Nintendo, baby! Nintendo!
8. There are quite a few games I've found that I'd like to buy once I knock some of the ones I have out.
9. Can't wait to get up and train my brain tomorrow
10. The cost. It may be the best 130.00 I've ever spent.
11. It has me totally enamored of gaming again.

14436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wasn't the DS Lite supposed to come with a web browser? on: June 16, 2006, 08:38:40 PM
I like the white... it clears the dust from the air.
14437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Started up Chrono Trigger again on: June 16, 2006, 08:32:33 PM
I haven't been back to this since my hiatus.

Is the boss fight SUPER impossible if you're not the right level?
14438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / more sony BS? on: June 16, 2006, 06:40:25 PM
They also forgot to point out that the power button is going the other way!

14439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / more sony BS? on: June 16, 2006, 05:13:55 PM
It's missing a lot of ports, but what kind of ports are those?
14440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Text of al-Zarqawi Safe House Document on: June 16, 2006, 03:02:26 PM
When the lies are flying fast and furious out of the White House as they have been for the past six years

Try 230 years.
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