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14841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS or Wii on: May 11, 2006, 02:04:47 PM
Thanks. But I just looked at play footage of Red steel and Twilight Princess.

I think my decision has been made smile slywink Tongue.
14842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Wii] Smash Bros. Brawl on: May 11, 2006, 01:49:14 PM
hola cow!

I never played a super smash brothers game, but that trailer is brilliant. Don't know that I'll get it but the Wario part is pretty funny.
14843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS or Wii on: May 11, 2006, 01:40:11 PM
I'm not a rich man, but I have around 140.00 saved up for free spending and figure that between now and Wii release I can put together another 150.00.  So figure 290.00 to spend.

What should I do?

In my house, Wii intentionally have but one television.  So, as you may discern, when it is otherwise occupied during the television primetime season (which happens periodically) or when we have company (far more now than ever before) and they take in a show or two, my limited game time plummets as I have no access to my outlet.

PC gaming is out as I'm still not interested in revisiting any of my quite old unfinished games or buying any new ones, so a DS seems like a fine solution.

I don't travel much, but on the occaisional trip, it'd be handy.  There are probably between 6-12 games that I have interest in and of those dozen about 4 I'd REALLY like to play. I'd wait for non-white lite before I purchased so....

Then there's the Wii.  I'd love to have one out of the chute, thus making it my first launch console ever as I pretty much like everything I've read about them. However, the above problem isn't solved by adding a new console.

So figuring that I'd have the resources to do one but not the other around the time when Wii launches (I figure there will be colored DSes by then), what would you do or what do you recommend?
14844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Booth Babe photos on: May 11, 2006, 09:15:13 AM
<cough> The second one is looking at you like you're the loser you are. <cough>


 smile
14845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who won the Hype Battle? on: May 10, 2006, 07:37:13 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Where's the "everyone lost" choice?


14846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 12:48:54 PM
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This hardware generation sucks. Nintendo's still intent on fagging their consoles up as much as possible, Microsoft is still utterly disinteresting and soulless, and Sony is just unfathomably disappointing.


Is everything one continual disappointment to you or is it all an act?
14847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 02:08:41 AM
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What does that say about the prospects of selling these to the 'general public'?


You mean the same general public who made Bulletproof a million seller? slywink


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We are the hardest of the hardcore and about 80% of the posts are claiming to be OUT! to various degrees.


And like what i've said before, GT regulars are a super fickle lot.  95% of immediate reaction is BS.  Let's check back in 6 months.

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What's going on in here is very telling.


I'd say it's the opposite of telling. It's fluff. Pure fluff.
14848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 09, 2006, 11:29:01 PM
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In short, a sub-$2000 gaming PC is the computing equivalent of a tardpack. moan all you like, but you're just wasting money in the long run if you don't buy the best hardware you can afford on the market at the time.


You just might be completely out of your mind.
14849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 09, 2006, 03:20:30 PM
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They are insane. Alot of you are saying you are out, but I'm sure we will all be talking PS3 games come December.


Ding ding ding!

I don't have a 360 cause of price and I never planned on getting a PS3 at launch other than to ebay it, but I guarantee many of you will be buying a PS3 at launch.

The initial backlash on everything seems to be so overblown bad around here, but we are all SO fickle:

OMG WII?!?!? NO WAY!!!!!

PS3 = 600.00!?!?!?! NO WAY!!!! I'm getting a WII!!!!!!!!!!!

5 months from now: OMG DID YOU SEE XXXXX GAME?! I'm GETTING A PS3.


If PS3 launched for 10.00 with a free Russian Mail Order Bride perfect in features, etiquette,English dialogue and guanteed to show you the true meaning of love, people would be like: OMG 10.00 is TOO TEH CHEAPZOR! THEY'LL LOSE MONAY!! OH AND A  RUSSIAN?! THEY WERE TEH COMMIES! WHY NOT ITALIANOS! I'M GETTING A GIZMONDOR!
14850  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 2 exclusive Square Enix games for Wii Launch on: May 09, 2006, 01:13:36 AM
With the announcement of a DQ game, I bet a lot of people who wouldn't touch the Wii are now pretty excited about it.
14851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Time Magazine confirms multiple Wii titles on: May 08, 2006, 06:36:51 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "ATB"
Preposterous!

How do we define success? I'll bet you a can of Coke that Wii is huge.  Now let's define huge vs failure.
It has to gain a.) ground over the Gamecube, and b.) respect.

I don't consider 'Nintendo is making money' to be a success state, especially when the Wii is going to be a couple hardware generations behind the curve, and thus cheap to make.


A. Nintendo has said as much.  To this criterion I will agree.  B. Ridiculous.  Your respect or mine? The 'industry's'? Casual Gamers? Jack Thompsons? Deitrich's?


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I don't consider 'Nintendo is making money' to be a success state,
HUH?

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especially when the Wii is going to be a couple hardware generations behind the curve, and thus cheap to make.
 One has nothing to do with the other.

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As their market share dwindles, so will any 3rd party support who will be lining up to side with MS or Sony, and no, they won't say 'but we'll develop for Wii too!' I want one person to tell me you can forsee a title coming out for X360/Wii or PS3/Wii. Not.Going.To.Happen


How many AAA games come out for both DS and PSP?

Games every bit as innovative as Guitar Hero could be on the horizon for the Wii. If Wii has a game (or games) of the same quality or innovation.  Done. Deal. Success.

Innovation draws attention...and sales if the timing is right...and I think th etiming is right.

Overall, I don't really care that much about the upcoming console war, but I tire of everyone dismissing Nintendo's efforts because 'OMG! Teh Name is teh L@me!'
14852  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Time Magazine confirms multiple Wii titles on: May 08, 2006, 05:34:42 PM
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PROJECTED RESULTS
-Complete and utter failure in the Western market.


Preposterous!

How do we define success? I'll bet you a can of Coke that Wii is huge.  Now let's define huge vs failure.

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Wii will be dead last and will remain there for the entire generation.


As I said before, this doesn't matter.
14853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Time Magazine confirms multiple Wii titles on: May 08, 2006, 02:01:11 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
It will probabily do ok, because of it's (hopefully) low price.....but the name and the "Look at me! I'm a dork!" factor of this system is what will really hurt it.


Put it in the book, Vito, but I'm calling nonsense on that. Wii is going to be huge.

As for the continued argumentation that it will be 3rd, so what?  MS and Sony are reshovelling the same stuff over and over and as anyone can tell you the biggest game sellers are sequels to established franchises.

Does this mean that Wii will be the BG&E of consoles? I don't think it does.  People are ready for something different. I know I am.
14854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Books Read in 2006 (Keep it Updated) on: May 08, 2006, 12:44:57 PM
I'm not through it, but am almost half way: The Three Muskateers.  Written in 1840, I somehow, in my travels, landed a complete and unabridged version at Walmart for 50 cents.

It's simply brilliant.
14855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 08, 2006, 12:43:35 PM
Naturally, i saw the couple first. But had no trouble finding the dolphins after reading the spoiler.

So does that make me corrupt, but repentant? slywink
14856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mercenaries 2 a PS3 exclusive? on: May 07, 2006, 10:05:05 PM
Mercs was a fine game, but not superlative.

It got so repetitive and I didn't think there was enough mission variety.  Also, there weren't enough cutscenes nor was there enough use of the marvelous voice talent.

Perhaps they'll improve it.  Seeing it with next gen graphics should make it cool.
14857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Proposition on: May 06, 2006, 01:53:35 AM
Cross Posted from Bovine Conspiracy and Octopus Overlords

On May 17, registration for the Marine Corps Marathon opens.  It's no longer lottery based entry, it's first come first served.

Let us all, BC, GT and OO come together with a common goal: 26.2 miles.

For those who've been around, I trained for and completed the MCM in 2003.  3 years later, I'm 30 lbs over my marathon weight (10 over my pre marathon weight) and am anxious to conquer it again- only this time as a foundation for lifestyle change.

It's May.  The training plan is 18 weeks.  I used it from couch to marathon in 2003 and plan to do it again.  As of this writing, we have 25 weeks to get ready for the October 29 event.

If the concept of running 26.2 miles is beyond you right now, it won't be after a few weeks of training. Trust me.

My bad knees be damned.  I plan to overcome and do it again.  

Whose with me?
14858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting 5.1 sound out of your PS2? on: May 05, 2006, 09:33:41 PM
NOpe. It's not coming through as 5.1 for the cut scenes either. frown
14859  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting 5.1 sound out of your PS2? on: May 05, 2006, 03:22:23 PM
Well that's kinda lame.

I'll have to check if, indeed, it kicks to 5.1 on the cuts.

Thanks!
14860  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting 5.1 sound out of your PS2? on: May 05, 2006, 01:46:27 PM
So I'm playing Shadow Hearts: Covenant and in the audio options is the choice of stero, mono, and 5.1 digital.

I selected 5.1 and have made sure that in the sys config, optical sound is turned on.  I have an optical cable running from the back of the PS2 to my receiver.

However, as the sound from the PS2 plays through my converter, it is not being picked up as 5.1, rather, the receiver is is staying in the default '6 channel stereo' mode.

Any thoughts on how to fix this?
14861  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: May 05, 2006, 12:39:33 PM
If they don't put in a better practice mode, I'm gonna be bitter and may end up skipping the sequel.

Hard is still too hard for me and as there's no way for me to practice Hammer ons and Pull offs except in the middle of the song, I don't see myself getting better.

Please please please.

Edit: As for the songs, I think they could have done a better Black Sabbath song.  Maybe they're only sticking with Ozzy BS, but try to tell me that Mob Rules wouldn't be a much more killer BS song than War Pigs.

I like 'You really Got me' but don't recognize any of the others.  What?! No AC/DC?
14862  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How long can you stay conscious after being decapitated? on: May 04, 2006, 10:12:53 PM
Bah. If you're concious, your brain is so overwhelmed with pain that it's probably not 'true conciousness' rather than an involuntary reaction to the overwhelming nerve chatter.

Next time I happen across a beheading, I shall ask the unfortunate party, immediately after the event, "Quickly! What is 2+2?"  Anyone should, if they are truly concious, be able to answer that one.

I'll report my findings back here.
14863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS Lite - Out in US June 11th - (for $129) on: May 04, 2006, 08:06:26 PM
Every time you post, I think you're someone else...someone disturbed.

Thanks for the heads up.

Any news on when other colors are arriving?
14864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Attention female gamers! Atari wants to hear your opinions! on: May 04, 2006, 08:05:03 PM
I am MAAAAAN, baby!
14865  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS Lite - Out in US June 11th - (for $129) on: May 04, 2006, 06:33:34 PM
Any reason to wait for another color to come along?
14866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What did you say my sweet 360? on: May 04, 2006, 06:32:32 PM
There was a guy back on GG who, for whatever reason, had been tracking every minute of every game he had ever played.

I'd like to find him and see what some of his biggest/best numbers were are.

Hmm. I wonder who that was...
14867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How fast is your internet connection? on: May 04, 2006, 03:39:11 PM
Can someone tell me why upload speed is so much slower?

Seattle:

Download Speed: 4807 kbps (600.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 356 kbps (44.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

Washington:

Download Speed: 4805 kbps (600.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 360 kbps (45 KB/sec transfer rate)

Texas:

Download Speed: 4813 kbps (601.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 359 kbps (44.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Pretty consistent.
14868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mario - new moves, new powerups on: May 04, 2006, 02:18:52 PM
How is it that this thread isn't 600 pages long?  This is all we should be talking about.
14869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Nervous] Drifting away from Console Games... on: May 04, 2006, 02:18:12 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
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Oh and if  this  doesn't make you giddy with gaming delight then you may really be in trouble Wink.

I've never understood how jumping around on flowers with a short italian plumber is fun for anyone!

 


Ban him!
14870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 1,200 LB man...put down the Twinkies on: May 04, 2006, 01:26:15 PM
I wash maself with a rag on a stick.

14871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Nervous] Drifting away from Console Games... on: May 04, 2006, 01:23:56 PM
Oh and if this doesn't make you giddy with gaming delight then you may really be in trouble slywink.
14872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Nervous] Drifting away from Console Games... on: May 03, 2006, 05:21:58 PM
It happens, amigo!

I went 13 solid weeks- edit: which is the longest dry spell ever for me-  with no gaming whatsoever, but I'm back now and in full effect.

I think all gamers go through phases where there's nothing appealing to spend time with.

I'd tell you to go back and play KOTOR II again, but...you know.
14873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just Canceled OXM on: May 03, 2006, 03:54:28 PM
Got my refund check of 14.55 last week.  This week Issue 58 arrived.  

Bonus!...or not as now I'll have to read through it's limp, vapid pages in hopes that something in the content contains balance and or interesting information

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14874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Confirmed list of 360 games at E3??? on: May 03, 2006, 03:19:26 PM
And you sig is way too big, too. :cry:
14875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mario - new moves, new powerups on: May 03, 2006, 03:13:50 PM
Ok Ok. Maybe I'm being irrational here, but I'm officially pumped beyond reckoning about this.

Why oh why did I click this topic?
14876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mario - new moves, new powerups on: May 03, 2006, 03:08:28 PM
I never thought I'd say this about a single game, but that may be a system seller for me.

Yowza!
14877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mario - new moves, new powerups on: May 03, 2006, 03:03:59 PM
Gah. I just installed flash 8 and i"m still getting the this site requires flash 8 screen.

smbdy help!
14878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Booth Babe photos on: May 02, 2006, 07:31:40 PM
No and I know.  It was an optimistic if foolhardy thing to say, was it not?
14879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 02, 2006, 03:00:01 PM
And that's what makes this one so amazing.

Watterson was always very thoughtful and very headsy. I bet, given the current climate of dope up any kid with too much energy, he'd admire the sentiment (if not the fact that its an illegal replica).

It's a really strong strip if you were a fan of C&H because it is SO appropos given today's attitudes toward 'HDD/AD' and realistically what probably would have happened to Calvin had he been a real boy.

Very moving.
14880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / You need a component Switch Box? I got yours right here. on: May 02, 2006, 01:10:14 PM
THE PRICE!

What is the PRICE!?
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