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14881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Late (again) to the party: Prince of Persia The Sands of Time on: August 15, 2006, 06:32:30 PM
now play the other 2!
14882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console Early Adoption: Worth the Hassle? Also, History Question! on: August 15, 2006, 05:35:17 PM

Quote from: HankRaptor on August 15, 2006, 04:39:52 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 15, 2006, 01:16:15 PM

Quote from: HankRaptor on August 15, 2006, 01:13:13 PM

Im not a SONY hater.. but damn if there isnt a fall from grace hapening there. 10 years ago, SONY was the premier name when you are looking for a television, nowadays they are not selling like that... Do they even make a plasma? Im not so sure they will have the same lead this generation.

Ever heard of a WEGA?  Sony is still a premiere TV maker. 

I love the WEGA line of course.

I misspoke, SONY posted earnings blaming horrendous earnings due to poor television sales was one of the issues. And if you go to Best Buy, there are Sony's but they are a small percentage of what is sold.

I should say they are premier.... with boutique prices.

Bah. they want you to think they're premier. They're junk, imo.  I hate sony electronics (except for one radio I own that's the best I've ever had) cause they 'innovate' them just enough to make them difficult to use.
14883  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another 360 bites the dust on: August 15, 2006, 03:06:10 PM
I wouldn't buy an EB exchange for anything. There have been too many horror stories about the shenannigans that they pull.

MS warranty...hmmmm. I dunno. The ship and return policy sucks.

Bestbuy...anyone know about how they've dealt with broken 360s?

As for Costco, I'd have to join just to get the 360 as it's way in durham...
14884  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yikes! Internet wierdos come to life... (Peter pan guy, Tron guy, sweater lady) on: August 15, 2006, 01:03:33 PM
Ok ok. Last post. They need Gellie Man, Numa Numa guy and the Star Wars Kid on this campaign. Pronto  thumbsup
14885  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yikes! Internet wierdos come to life... (Peter pan guy, Tron guy, sweater lady) on: August 15, 2006, 01:01:16 PM
Oh and I have no idea who Leslie Hall is...
14886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yikes! Internet wierdos come to life... (Peter pan guy, Tron guy, sweater lady) on: August 15, 2006, 01:00:02 PM
Whoa. Peter Pan guy could probably kick all of our buts. He's too...masculine...
14887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console Early Adoption: Worth the Hassle? Also, History Question! on: August 15, 2006, 12:50:34 PM

Quote from: Laner on August 15, 2006, 11:53:36 AM

I've purchased every console on or near launch day since the Dreamcast - every single one of them is still running flawlessly.

ATB: Laner's new name is Boris the Bullet Dodger.
Cousin Avi: Why do you call him that?
ATB (indredulous): Because...'e dodges bullets.

14888  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pictures that lie. on: August 15, 2006, 11:51:47 AM
This makes me frustrated.

Some are obvious the shark.  But the manipulation that goes on is so dastardly.  We are all so manipulated all the time....

and it appears to have all started well before Hell's Taco slywink.
14889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone want a job as an editor for OPM? on: August 15, 2006, 11:44:05 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on August 15, 2006, 02:25:49 AM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on August 15, 2006, 01:50:08 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 15, 2006, 01:43:39 AM

I wouldn't consider more than 5 million XBox 360s sold as being "floundering".  They have obvious problems in Japan, but elsewhere it is an extremely valid platform. 

Microsoft's announced that they've shipped more than 5 million consoles to retail. Best estimates are that the 360 has sold less than 3.5 million consoles to consumers. It's currently selling at a slower rate than the original Xbox did when it was first released, although that's primarily due to the $400 price point and initial shortages.
Especially since Nintendo plans on selling 5 million plus this holiday alone.

I know that everyone, including myself, is bananas for the Wii, but is that target number even remotely realistic? Has a console EVER moved that many units in such a short timeline?...well I guess the DS Lite did.
14890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Console Early Adoption: Worth the Hassle? Also, History Question! on: August 15, 2006, 11:40:37 AM
Everyone who is here knows of the woes of the 360 failures and while it may seem widespread given the circles we run, I wonder how it rates against other new hardware releases.

I've never owned a console on release other than Super Nintendo (which I returned cause it just didn't do it for me) and the DS Lite (which I don't know counts), so is the failure rate for 360 significantly higher than say NES, SNES, N64, GC, SEGA, PS1, PS2, Turbographix, etc?  I know the original XBOX also had 'significant' problems with the Thompson drive- so is it soley poor design/implementation by MS?

True consoles are more complicated than older versions, but each, in their time, was considered a very advanced piece of hardware.

I'm also curious if the thrill of possession is worth the hassle and worry of potential poor construction.

Again, I know Nintendo's rep, but fears of poor manufacturer are teh only thing making me hesitant to pick up a Wii on launch day...
14891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another 360 bites the dust on: August 15, 2006, 11:35:31 AM
With the glut of really neat looking games coming out, I was thinking about possibly maybe getting one this holiday season if there's a price drop, but man, stories like this make me gunshy.  I'm very sorry for all of you who have had to deal with this.

Is there still any talk of a redesign/hardware update in early 2007?  Maybe Christmas 07 will be the time to get one.
14892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Contact [ds] box art on: August 15, 2006, 09:51:50 AM
Looks like fun...maybe.  Is it a new series or the continuation of another one?
14893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone want a job as an editor for OPM? on: August 14, 2006, 08:12:27 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on August 14, 2006, 06:36:13 PM

Is there anyone left out there that still thinks the PS3 *isn't* messed up?

Remember. You still think it will dominate the next gen console market and that the Wii will be nothing.
14894  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 14, 2006, 03:04:59 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on August 11, 2006, 08:18:49 PM

If that is a real photo, then it's the scariest thing I've ever seen in my entire life.  If i took that shot there would be doo doo all over my shoes.
14895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Late (again) to the party: Prince of Persia The Sands of Time on: August 14, 2006, 02:57:13 PM
I am by no means a gaming master, but combat in SOT was never a problem for me. I remember people saying it was SO hard even when it first came out...but I never seemed to have a problem.

Now there was a fight in TTT that actaully caused me to break my controller (literally) but it was because I i had so little life and would die in 2 hits. The rest of the game wasn't bad...neither was WW...

Good luck!
14896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone want a job as an editor for OPM? on: August 14, 2006, 12:24:25 PM
Oh and could this cost the editor her job?
14897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone want a job as an editor for OPM? on: August 14, 2006, 12:23:22 PM
What is real time weapon switching?

Does that mean it takes say 5 seconds to put your assault rifle over your shoulder with the strap and pull the pistol from your holster?

I've heard of RTWS but I don't know that I've ever seen it defined.

IF what I wrote is correct, then who cares? Can't anyone do that?
14898  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Paris Hilton bitten by her Kinkajou!!! omg WHYYYY?! on: August 11, 2006, 06:42:31 PM
He's had quite a few in the past coupla days!
14899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / at last.......bully on: August 11, 2006, 03:31:20 PM
Cause you get to take on the principal, bullies, stuck up chicks in a way that none of us ever did for real back in the day.

I'm gonna date me a cheerleader and bust up the principal's office!   Oh, and wear my collar in a menacing but likeable bad boy style.

Edit: Wait a minute. Are you DiscoJason? My head asplode.
14900  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kobra on: August 11, 2006, 03:28:29 PM
Or it would be like being a llama farmer and the llamas are all idiots wearing complicated shoes.
14901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / at last.......bully on: August 11, 2006, 12:05:10 PM
Oh and I now have a new desktop background too...
14902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / at last.......bully on: August 11, 2006, 12:00:51 PM
Had no interest in this game. Trailer looks very interesting and I'll be checking to see the reviews...cause it's now on my watch list!

I never got bullied much in school except for a couple times my freshman year.

One time a guy was hassling me and kept hassling me, so I shoved him over a desk, he got up, slapped me in the side of the head and that was it.

Another time, two seniors threw my glasses across the bus cause I wouldn't give them my seat.  The next day I had my big brother and his friend meet one of them at the bus stop. That pretty much ended that.  

The second guy wasn't there to meet my back up, but he never bothered me again either. However, he did continue to pick on my best friend- who would be the starting offensive tackle for 3 of the 4 years we attended Oakton High and was and still is  the strongest person I've ever known in my life.  Needless to say, he lost the eventual fight and probably still has a lisp due to the dental work required to place his front teeth back in his mouth.

Ahh...high school the worst social experiment ever inflicted on children.
14903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is it the Weekend Again? 11/Aug/06 on: August 11, 2006, 11:52:46 AM
Today is going to be the longest Friday in memory due to the work I have to get done, but I'm looking longingly to tonight and this weekend, where I probably won't game that much, but will be getting in at least some:

Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time


I may revisit Guitar Hero again in preparation for a trip to see my niece and nephew. They now have the game and I'm all interested in doing the duelling guitars thing.
14904  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kobra on: August 11, 2006, 11:22:28 AM
Well, it's a novelty at this point.  Once the fuss dies down everything will be fine.  If there's any forum here that needs a shot in the arm it's EBG.  

Now let's get to discussing something hmmm. Nevermind, I'm off to the console forum.
14905  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kobra on: August 10, 2006, 09:50:36 PM
Quote from: "SuperHiro"
Quote from: "Kobra"
OO is a place that is hard to describe, but something about that particular forum just brought out the worst in me. From what I see/hear, it tends to bring out the worst in many others as well. I am registered and post at nearly two dozen internet forums, and have never been banned at any forum except for OO. In fact, I never had a problem at any except OO.  


Also see:

Uhm. Devi is a lot of drama still. Kobra finally got the perma ban he deserved. I voted for it, but lost a friend out of it. Sadly. He wanted me to be bias about my decision for his perma ban. O.o I mean, if you look at his record the whole time he's been here.. All he does it flame, harrass, argue, whine. Whether or not he's a friend to me, doesn't mean I'm going to LIE to his face or anyone else's and be bias. As a GM, you shouldn't be bias anyways. o_o It's really kind of stupid, he took it as 'backstabbing.' I don't know, I don't think he's good for Devi. Whether or not I believed that the screenshot of his 'packetting' was actually packetting. To me there was a big difference from the screenshot taken of him, packetting and the time he packetted for testing. And seeing a difference. Sadly I think he was trying to prove there IS no difference, but there really is.. xD Maybe he did packet, considering the point he was trying to prove? I dunno. O.o But there was a difference to me. It's just funny how he takes things so personal.. But, oh well. He's the one who decided to drop the "two year friendship." Not me. I don't drop friendships over silly shit like that. I mean, god. He also tried to prove that Shiros and I were inactive with GMing on Devilish. Which is pure bullshit. We normally wake up and then GM and stuff. -.-; That or we get on before we sleep. And it's really EVERY day. We may have missed one day, sure. But god.

Ah yes. Trust but verify.
14906  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kobra on: August 10, 2006, 09:49:45 PM
It's funny how both GT and BC pick up the debris of OO.  Only then do people realize how cool (yet for totally different reasons) each of those sites are and how...just awful... OO has become.

ATB: GamingTrend reader before being a GamingTrend reader was cool.

14907  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I just wanna say something, non sequitor, like on: August 09, 2006, 06:13:58 PM
I love this site.
14908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Two Part Question: GBA Games on DS and M&L Superstar Sag on: August 09, 2006, 06:07:48 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
I'd be interested in someone's opinion on this who didn't play Superstar Saga first.  My feeling on Partners in Time isn't that it's actually worse, it just isn't really much of an improvement so it doesn't feel nearly as fresh.  I wouldn't be surprised to find that a person who plays PiT first would either prefers it to SS or doesn't find SS to really be that much better.

Got a copy you want to send me? If so, i'll be your guy slywink.

I'm shopping for it and it appears that cartridge only looks like the way to go for cheap (do they explain all the moves in SS like they do in PiT)?

Otherwise it'll be 20+ and I'm not in the mood to spend that much yet.
14909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Two Part Question: GBA Games on DS and M&L Superstar Sag on: August 09, 2006, 01:49:43 AM
Quote from: "EddieA"

BTW, what exactly are "DBA games"? biggrin

Whoa. That's an acronym I use at work all the time.  Sadly, work has crossed over into my hobby slywink.
14910  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: August 09, 2006, 01:47:53 AM
Quote from: "mikeg"

14911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Two Part Question: GBA Games on DS and M&L Superstar Sag on: August 08, 2006, 05:27:49 PM
As said somewhere, M&L partners in time what is currently dominating my play time.

That said, M&L SS actually has higher ratings, but it's a GBA card. Is there a graphical difference between the GBA games and the DS ones? Is it significant?

Will I be able to successfully go back and play SS if I'm used to the controls and innovaiton of PiT?

Advice porfavor.
14912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Would you Buy the Wii for $229? on: August 08, 2006, 01:31:40 PM
For 229.00 yep. No doubt.  

That said, I'm hesitant about being an early adopter of a console (got the DS lite at launch but I don't think that counts).

I've never been one and have always been the beneficiary of that choice.

Also, though Nintendo's rep for creating impecable hardware is sound, all the difficulties people have had with 360 makes me gunshy.
14913  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fake people on: August 07, 2006, 07:45:01 PM
If it makes you feel any better LE, they banned me at bovineconspiracy too

When that happen?
14914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist! 4/Aug/06 Edition on: August 07, 2006, 04:29:08 PM
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time on my DS.

Fired this up this weekend. It's all I'll be playing for a while. It is a hoot.
14915  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Darth Vader's a dick. on: August 07, 2006, 01:56:25 PM
very good smile
14916  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best not-pressing-start video in a game? on: August 07, 2006, 01:53:58 PM
Whenever I get a new game I always let the game roll through the studio splashes and everything else in hopes that there's something going on.

I liked the sweeping cinematic for DQVIII...not necessarily pertinent to the story, but great shots of the landscape etc.
14917  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Take the Gamer Test on: August 05, 2006, 01:25:47 PM
76% but I actually clicked one answer wrong that I knew so I was a little higher...

Genuine Ultimate Super Gamer is what I am apparently
14918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone Played Trace Memory? on: August 04, 2006, 05:36:42 PM
I've seen this everywhere and it looks intriguing but the reviews are mediocre...
14919  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fake people on: August 04, 2006, 04:54:50 PM
BC's non gaming forum is the best on the web IMO.  True there's no much activity, but it's hellah good.
14920  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fake people on: August 04, 2006, 04:36:34 PM
Quote from: "warning"
Quote from: "ATB"
I had no idea there was animosity between GT and OO members. Since when? Or is it just certain people?

Certainly no official animosity and really no unofficial animosity either.  After GG folded people went in different directions based on their personalities, preferences and who they liked talking with on message boards.

No biggie - just different strokes.  I posted at OO a lot in the past and haven't been there for several months.  I'll get back over there again I'm sure.

Yeah, knew all that, but your summary is appropos...perhaps the animosity is just with Dirt...which is wholly understandable slywink. I'm the same way re OO, though I'm pretty much done with that site for good.
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