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14881  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Lost(spoilers) on: January 12, 2006, 01:11:15 PM
They've showed the smoke before...but i assumed that it was different from 'the monster'...
14882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gaming in Hi Def: How do I tell the difference? on: January 09, 2006, 02:13:32 AM
Hi all.

I just got a new HD tv and have properly connected the xbox to it using the proper HD adapter and turned on the HD options in the xbox.

Now, how do I tell the difference between the appearance of the game in HD mode vs regular mode?

Is something supposed to be crisper? Sharper? Are there tell tale signs that it's HD vs regular picture?

Also, one game I checked, KOTOR 2 is VERY dark.  What's that about? The other games I've checked seem fine,  but KOTOR 2 is almost unplayable because it's so hard to see what's going on..  thoughts?
14883  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How many are staying up for the new year? on: January 03, 2006, 02:43:32 AM
Was in bed at 11:30.  New years is the dumbest holiday evar.
14884  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Its time for animation....56k beware on: December 21, 2005, 06:44:27 PM

THAT is amazing.

What's it from?
14885  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Playing XBOX on a Laptop? on: December 21, 2005, 01:20:02 PM
Hi all- As I prepare to move, I'll be needing an interim way to get my XBOX fix. Any way to play it through a laptop?

I have a an Angel TV tuner for my Dell 9300 laptop that plugs in via USB 2.0.

The tuner as an S vid input and two audio inputs.

Is it possible to use the SVID and audio inputs to send my XBOX signal into my laptop?

If so, how would I get xbox images to be 'associated' with a channel so that the laptop will recognize it as such?

Anyone tried this before?

It's only a temporary situation, obviously, but since I'm on the market for a TV and I research everything to the nth degree, it may be a while before I actually own one...

14886  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The 360 Agony! on: December 20, 2005, 11:14:05 AM
Try this: Wait!
14887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM Subscription- December's issue AFK on: December 18, 2005, 12:27:35 AM
Quote from: "Graham"
ATB, thanks for borking the format.

Cheap Ubb code...
14888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OXM Subscription- December's issue AFK on: December 16, 2005, 10:22:01 PM
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
So, I waited and waited for my December issue of OXM to arrive, but it never did.  Yesterday, I revieved January's ish, which pretty much confirms the no-show.  Any idea on who I can contact to rectify this situation?  I'm not keen on paying for a subscription if I'm not getting the issues.

Oh, and my account is paid in full, has been for months, so it isn't that.

14889  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Suggest you don't open any pm's from The Dude on: December 15, 2005, 10:09:52 PM
W00t! Mighty dial up slowness triumphs again!

Crowley is 0 for against me and my lack of high speed as he always seems to strike when I'm at home.  Muhahahaha. You can't infiltrate me with your stuff cause I'm too technologically behind!

Yay for being a late adopter!

14890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Don't open PMs from "TheDude" on: December 15, 2005, 10:02:10 PM
Woohoo! I  was on dialup again.  Try again next time loser!  In all of your spam attacks you have failed! Overcome by the mighty mighty 56.6!

14891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 rumor: Seems Target are getting shipments in today 12/13 on: December 13, 2005, 12:18:15 PM
Not to throw my fellow gamers under the bus, but does anyone else find this consistent '360 sighting' threads a wee bit pathetic?

There will be plenty of them in a few months.  Just wait.
14892  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 08, 2005, 01:51:08 PM
14893  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Looking for a list of "internet-only" banks on: December 07, 2005, 07:25:10 PM 3.75% interest rate.

Let me know if you're itnerested cause I can make it so you gets a free 25.00 and I gets a free 10.00.
14894  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I can`t believe it`s... on: December 07, 2005, 12:17:45 PM
Quote from: "Harpua3"
Already December. WTF? Wow, time does move faster as I get older. If it keep the acceleration at this rate, I`m screwed. heh. Anyone else REALLY feeling this lately?

15, there's still time for you,
Time to burn and time to lose...
14895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 Defective Rate Normal for New Hardware - 3% on: December 02, 2005, 03:13:02 AM
I doubt Atari had a 3% failure rate.  My 2600 was helluva tough and all you had to do to fix any problem was to hit the reset switch.

I bet somewhere, some kid is playing the holla out of that thing right now.  MS can kiss Atari's supremacy's butt, ya heard?!

Oh and my Burgertime handheld still works 20 years later.  I doubt those had anything near a 3% failure rate.

Still more proof that M$ make garbage electronics.

Finally, I had taco bell the other day. A Grilled Stuft Burrito.  Not one of those has ever failed me.

I think there's a lesson for the MS in there too.  They r teh suxx0r. TB = teh m2xx0r!
14896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New OXM Design on: December 01, 2005, 07:11:39 PM
I don't like it.

Too busy.  Too much information clutter. Shorter articles BIG! BIG! BIG! screenshots.

Instead of clearly saying somewhere in a stat box whether the game is on XBOX or 360 you gotta search for an icon amid the jetsom of the rest of the eye. eye! EYE! catching color variety!

It's like OXM got put in a blender and it spat out random like. No me gusta.
14897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sid Meier's Pirates! Question. Help Please on: November 28, 2005, 08:15:05 PM
Quote from: "Doomboy"
Tacking (did I spell that right?) is how you sail when the wind is blowing from the direction you want to go...  Some ships even sail faster when tacking.

Sail at an angle to the wind.  Then when you have made some progress, change direction.

Say the wind is from the east, and you want to go east.  Then sail northeast for a while, and then change to southeast for a while.  It is a little slower, but it is a hell of a lot faster than sailing directly against the wind.

I apologize if you already knew this, but you wanted some hints, and that is how I learned to play the game way back in the 80's...

Exactly what I needed. Thanks!
14898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sid Meier's Pirates! Question. Help Please on: November 28, 2005, 05:02:33 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
There is a directional compass on screen that points which way the wind blows. And yes, when it blows against you and you're on the opposite side of the map, the wind isn't the only thing that blows.

So no techniques or helpful hints then, eh? frown

Does the wind ever switch directions?
14899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones on: November 28, 2005, 12:30:24 PM


Once I adjusted to the controls, the game became a hoot.  I love them both.
14900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sid Meier's Pirates! Question. Help Please on: November 28, 2005, 12:26:00 PM
How exactly do you sail against the wind?  IF the wind is blowing right to left and I need to go right, how do I do it?

I take my sails down put em up, change my angle etc, but can't generate any speed.  Is there a sailing/navigation trick to help?

Pretty much all cities to the east are virtually inaccessible because it takes me so long to sail to them.

Are there any indicators about tide/wind patterns somewhere in the game?  Other help appreciated too.

14901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / your own 'anything' of the year awards on: November 26, 2005, 09:52:49 PM
Worst Character Development: Jade Empire

Best Character Development: KOTOR 2

Best Level Design Variety: Metal Arms: Glitch in the System

Best Variety of Gameplay: Metal Arms: Glitch in the System

Game With Most Potential that Just Didn't Live up to it: Fable

Best Sequel Played This Year: Princie of Persia: Warrior Within (only played KOTOR 2 into early January smile)

Biggest Crap Game that Shoulda Been Great cause it was released by a great Developer: Jade Empire
14902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the year so far - 2005 console edition on: November 24, 2005, 02:42:49 PM
Quote from: "JayG"
KOTOR 2. Could have been a classic, ended up being awful.

Blasphemy!  Don't make me unleash my Starshifters of War!   :twisted:
14903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gaming and HD: N00b Questions on: November 24, 2005, 01:52:17 AM
I will be on the market in the next 60-90 days for a 32-37 inch tv. Right now I'm leaning toward LCD...

Anyhoo- You see HD ready sets and those with HD built in. As best as I can surmise, the former means that you need an HD 'converter' to get an HD picture.

So lets say I buy an HD ready TV and plug my XBOX with an HD game in it. Does the X act as a 'converter' or would I still need an external box of some sort?

What would the price difference typically be on a tv- all things considered- that has one that is HD ready and HDTV built in...

What type of peripherals would I need to game in HD, I guess is the quesiton...
14904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the year so far - 2005 console edition on: November 23, 2005, 02:37:21 PM
Definitely Jade Empire. What a turd.
14905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great Xbox 360 commercial on: November 23, 2005, 12:14:58 PM
Quote from: "adamsappel"
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
That one's pretty cool and much better than the water balloon one (which feels a little too disturbing and violent).

And the new one ain't much better. This ad campaign is completely going over my head. I find them very violent (try watching them with the sound off). They don't appeal to me as a gamer, and I see little in them to intrigue a casual watcher.

Agreed. It makes no sense to me...
14906  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Goodbye Everyone! on: November 23, 2005, 12:14:01 PM
I'm off to get in line for a PS3.

All kidding aside: I will be preordering 3 and selling them on Ebay.
14907  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great Xbox 360 commercial on: November 22, 2005, 09:06:43 PM
Nevermind. found's all cgi... it stinks too.
14908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great Xbox 360 commercial on: November 22, 2005, 09:05:21 PM
Pretty good! smile

Balloon one was terrible. Where's the jump rope?
14909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lines Already Forming for XB360 on: November 21, 2005, 07:42:18 PM
Hetz: Do you work or have family or anything? Just curious  Cool
14910  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DMX goes to pound me in the ass prison on: November 19, 2005, 10:26:17 PM
Most of the inmates probably worship him. He'll be fine..
14911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Worth getting an Xbox so late in the game? on: November 18, 2005, 06:55:18 PM

i've been in accumulate mode for xbox games and have purchased five in the last 1.5 months.

The system ain't going anywhere for a while with 400+/- releases coming for it next year...
14912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 - - IN STOCK on: November 18, 2005, 06:52:46 PM
I don't want one now, but you almost got me with this. Resolve...weakening..
14913  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Launch Day scramble on: November 17, 2005, 05:41:01 PM
14914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Launch Day scramble on: November 17, 2005, 05:40:37 PM
Seriously...when is launch day?  Is it tomorrow?
14915  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / An anti 360 website was bound to happen sooner or later.. on: November 17, 2005, 05:39:37 PM
Never mind the 'free xbox 360' links... :?
14916  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 16, 2005, 12:12:03 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"

I SO wish I could draw...
14917  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 15, 2005, 11:41:15 AM
I still hate that pic and wish it would be removed. It's entirely bad form.
14918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Know What Game is Absolutely Awesome? on: November 13, 2005, 10:56:29 PM
If a Word document makes you a geek, I wonder what this says about me...

That's hawt, baby.  H-A-W-T!

Well, you never know, it might get a sequel. But they've been bought by Blizzard and are currently hard at work on Starcraft: Ghost  

That's fine with me! But it'd better be their next project!
14919  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Know What Game is Absolutely Awesome? on: November 13, 2005, 03:01:15 PM
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System.

Just an unparalleled level of variety of gameplay, humor and freshness.  Just when you settle into a groove, they throw a new opportunity to be clever at you, whether it be a vehicle mission, arena mission, super boss mission or ????

I'm on the final battle level and have totally enjoyed this game.  Far more than I expected (despite the raves about it on the boards).

It's also a LONG game and has taken me several weeks to get through (of course I'm not a power gamer).  What a great time.

The designers on this one should be so proud of the work they did and again, hoping against hope, that this title gets a sequel that it so richly deserves.

Once again, I recommend this title to just about everyone who has a gaming console.  It's just brilliant!  Even better than just some silver medal (Ron Burke, whowever he is, needs to be fired). slywink

It is on the cusp of permanent status in my collection which is the highest complement a game can get from me.  We'll see how it ends!

Incidentally, according to my XBOX word document (yes, I'm a geek) this is the 40th game I've played on the XBOX platform.  What a great investment it has been!
14920  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got my first Xbox 360 game today! on: November 11, 2005, 03:05:51 PM
Thanks for the pics.  Nice and colorful.

I was hoping for a bit of a change on the standard green dvd case.  Maybe a white box...
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