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14681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Since I got a wireless router and I have AC:WW... on: September 06, 2006, 03:28:10 PM
I could not get into this all.  May...try...again...
14682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick a portable console system on: September 06, 2006, 01:42:17 PM
Hori screen protectors can be found at  I bought them and was just thinking to myself this weekend how glad I am that I put them on.

For the 8 or 9 bucks shipped, it's definitely worth it.
14683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Wii in action on: September 05, 2006, 08:02:38 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 05, 2006, 07:55:49 PM

Quote from: Temjin on September 05, 2006, 07:23:18 PM

Yes, Red Steel doesn't have free form swordplay, but what game does?  Die by the Sword is the only one I can think of, and that was ten years ago.  Anyway, that's more of a problem with the game than the mechanics of the console. 

I envisioned the on-screen movement mimicking the movements of the controller though.  Scripted animations in response to me moving the controller up or down was not what I was hoping for.  I expected more.  Maybe the developer is being lazy, or maybe the Wii controller isn't precise enough.  Time will tell.

Don't forget that games first released for a system don't take full advantage of the tech. Probably a year or so after launch you'll get exactly what you mention.  Well, I hope we do...
14684  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oil found in the Gulf of Mexico on: September 05, 2006, 06:32:58 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 05, 2006, 06:27:23 PM

Quick!  We must liberate Mexico!



Oh and this will just give us one more reason not to invest in alternative fuels. frown
14685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Wii in action on: September 05, 2006, 06:32:10 PM
Whoa whoa whoa.

Sounds like many of you have purchased tvs that are far too large for your rooms.

From crutchfield:
Screen size  Viewing distance range 

30" 3.75-6.25 feet
34" 4.25-7 feet
42" 5.25-8.75 feet
50" 6.25-10.5 feet
56" 7-11.75 feet
62" 7.75-13 feet
70" 8.75-14.75 feet

My couch is less than 6 feet from my tv, and my tv is 42 inches.

I don't know how you stand being so close to such a big screen. My eyes would end up like this:  retard
14686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Wii in action on: September 05, 2006, 03:13:17 PM
Vid has me pretty excited. Looks really good. All the titles they showed (except maybe orchestra) looked like fun.

He said that it'll take some getting used to, but it looks very neatly implemented and I can't wait to give it a try.

I'm more excited now than I was. W00t!
14687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek - The Search for Grail on: September 05, 2006, 12:08:49 PM
I never watched the original Star Trek. How stupid that show appeared to be... ninja2
14688  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vader Antics on: September 05, 2006, 12:05:14 PM
Wow. Just wow.  That's so very mean.  I can't imagine doing that to my wife.  thumbsdown
14689  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crikey! Croc Hunter Killed on: September 05, 2006, 11:53:20 AM
Only 3 or 4 deaths by stingray have even been reported in Australian history.

17 since 1969 if i remember reading correctly.
14690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 05, 2006, 11:50:15 AM

Quote from: Arkon on September 05, 2006, 10:44:38 AM

Well I had a pretty bad weekend.  Didn't get out for {exercise}

Ditto. I decided to rest my tender hamstring and hit the bricks with a 10 miler this morning.  Well, both kids are sick and I was awoken between 6-8 times last I skipped the run this morning.

I also ate way too much this weekend (especially in the red meat genre- I shall be abstaining from it for the rest of the month) and know that even though I wasn't entirely a glutton, the scale shall reflect my indulgences.

That said, it's ostrich time. I'm not going to weigh myself for 2 weeks.  Tongue
14691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: 3 Day Variety 1/Sep/06 on: September 04, 2006, 12:51:38 PM
Well, so far I've only played about an hour of Phoenix Wright.  Just what I anticipated. Both cars are in the garage now though  icon_biggrin thumbsup
14692  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crikey! Croc Hunter Killed on: September 04, 2006, 12:49:30 PM
This makes me very sad. I loved the croc hunter.   crybaby
14693  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 03, 2006, 04:27:58 PM
I'm 5' 11" and pretty built, kinda like those guys who throw kegs over walls on ESPN

Uh...yes sir. Sorry sir. Anything you say sir.  slywink
14694  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Poll] Grey Carpet Fashion on: September 03, 2006, 01:21:50 AM
I have no idea who any of those people are.  Are they famous?
14695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 03, 2006, 01:20:30 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 02, 2006, 06:41:26 PM

8/30/06 - No change.   I guess that is ok as I'm working really hard in my martial arts class, so I have to be building muscle at the same time as I'm burning fat. It is just nice to see a numeric result...

I sincerely mean no offense, KD,  but at the weight you've listed on the graph you're either 6'6 and the baddest mofo in the world, or you are slow as molassas and horribly out of shape.

Additionally, no one builds muscle at the same pace they burn just doesn't work that way. It takes much longer to build a lb of muscle than it does to burn a lb of fat.  If you're the slow as molassas choice above, then you should by far be burning fat much faster than you build muscle.

If anyone watched Biggest Loser, one can see how the morbidly obese can drop weight very quickly by increasing exercise and decreasing intake (one guy lost 26 lbs in a week <of course he was 400 lbs>) but that does not equate to = lbs muscle gained.
14696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] $600 console includes no video cables? on: September 01, 2006, 08:06:55 PM
The cheapest I've found HDMI cables from a reputable company (Phillips Brand) is 29.99.  So on top of the 600.00 + games I'm going to have to spend at least that to enjoy the capabilities of the PS3?

14697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cold Feet: 360 Edition on: September 01, 2006, 07:14:58 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 01, 2006, 07:11:13 PM

Dunno about you guys, but back in the days EB took returns, I was more eager to buy games at release than rent or read reviews, because if it turned out to be bad, I could always get my money back.  EB got alot more money out of me than they do now.


Back then it was the local babbages who took games back if we didn't like them. I never abused the policy.  If a game was good and I played through it, I kept it. But if it sucked, I took it back and got a refund. Toward the end of that policy I used to get shifty looks, but man I was a kid with limited resources and couldn't take the hit on a crappy game.  However, IIRC, Nintendo games were always non-returnable.  Am I wrong or was that just the retail stores?  Actually, now that I think about it, maybe NES games could be taken back when the console first hit and that policy receded over time.
14698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game insurance on: September 01, 2006, 07:11:33 PM
well he has a point about the 360, but yes it's a big joke.  I've seen the gulliable and uninformed purchase it before my eyes.

redic u rous.
14699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's the Standard Gaming Rig Now? on: September 01, 2006, 04:42:42 PM
I think this is the right forum.

As all may know, I exited PC gaming abruptly due to XBOX acquisition Christmas 2002.  Hence, my knowledge of what the basic minimum specs are for games is vastly out of date.  What's a typical game these days require for operation?
14700  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: EVERYONE READ!!!! IMPORTANT!!!! PASS THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!! on: September 01, 2006, 04:39:50 PM
Did everything work out?!!?!??!!
14701  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I accept a job as an ASM for a GameStop? on: September 01, 2006, 04:33:43 PM
GS is being sued by their 'managers' because of the crap they are asked to despite having real no management authority.

There's also been lost of negative pub about their salesmanship tactics and extended warranty policies.

Unless you can right the ship by yourself, I'd avoid that hassle and find something else to do..
14702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why Am I Even Interested in Buying This? on: September 01, 2006, 03:28:49 PM
I've only played part of one FF game and quit after 3 hrs. I have X in my backlog, but I saw a link to this on CAG.

I don't know that I'm going to get 12, but may now, just because of this cool leatherbound guide.

Sigh. I'm such a sucker.

It's in my cart, but I haven't checked out yet.  Grrr.
14703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cold Feet: 360 Edition on: September 01, 2006, 03:17:40 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on September 01, 2006, 03:13:59 PM

Comparatively, there are thirteen PC and PS2 titles.

I cannot believe how awesome the line up for the PS2 still is.  It's gonna be an awesome few months for that system (or continue to be).  Zounds!  3 sixty- what?

Oh and the DS is expecting some amazing releases too. <tee hee>
14704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: September 01, 2006, 02:22:49 PM
195.5 today. I'm probably a little lighter, but ate a big dinner and didn't do much running this week due to a hamstring issue and awaiting the arrival of my new shoes.

Still- did 92 miles in August. The most I've done in a hellah long time.
14705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DS Domination in Japan on: September 01, 2006, 01:56:12 PM
I heart my DS.

And that phoshop job is great.

These numbers are unbelievable:

1. Nintendo DS Lite  163.274
2. PlayStation Portable  29.945
3. PlayStation 2  21.829
4. GameBoy Advance SP  2.719
5. GameBoy Micro  1819
6. Xbox 360  1197
7. Nintendo GameCube  837
8. Nintendo DS  410
9. GameBoy Advance  14
10. Xbox  12
14706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist: 3 Day Variety 1/Sep/06 on: September 01, 2006, 01:53:29 PM
At last another 3 day weekend is here.  While typically these don't bode well for my gaming hours as I tend to do lots of work on the house, hopefully you'll be more successful at securing some:


Killer 7: Continues to hold my attention and rivet me to it's beautiful craziness
Dragon Warrior VIII: Hopefully I'll get some time with this. It has been a while


Phoenix Wright: I'm, I would guess, about 2/3 through the final case, so hopefully I'll close it out
Mario and Luigi: PiT: Again, I'd guess I'm about 9/10 through it so hopefully this one will get done too


I've notice the absolute neglect my one time favorite console has fallen into since the PS2 and DSL arrivals at my house in March and June respectively.  If I can muster the will I might try out a little Half-Life 2. But Probably not.
14707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have a PSX copy of FFVII? on: August 31, 2006, 07:42:30 PM
I got three hours into that game and shut it off and sold it. I broke even...this was a few months ago so it was around 35.00 a copy used.
14708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Report to Moderator" on: August 31, 2006, 06:18:40 PM
This is for Metaforum fool.

n00b!  drool
14709  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.
14710  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.
14711  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.
14712  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.


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??!!


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...

14713  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.
14714  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.

14715  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


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.


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.

14716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And then there were 10 on: August 29, 2006, 10:55:01 PM
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.

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

14717  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.
14718  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:

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...

14719  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.
14720  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.
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