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15281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just Finished: BIA: Hill 30 on: January 27, 2006, 07:47:32 PM
Glad I bought it then!

14 bucks...but still.
15282  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just Finished: BIA: Hill 30 on: January 27, 2006, 05:37:02 PM
This game was praised from up in the rafters.

True, I'm only about 3 missions in and have control of only one guy, but what's all the hub-ub bub? Does it get better?  I mean I can only flank and kill so many times before I think this is Full Spectrum Warrior redux.

Plus, I feel so hemmed in by the designers.  I see a perfect flanking opportunity, and it's blocked by a fence that I, as an elite 101st airborne paratrooper, cannot jump over.  Does it get better?
15283  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 01/18/06 - FIRST HOLY CRAP of 2006! on: January 27, 2006, 01:45:49 PM
I'm going the other way on this one.  I love Charlie's story, but I thought this was one of the worst episodes they've had.  Sure, saving the baby has great potential, but the whole baptism thing was way out of place and preposterous. (BTW- the show's baptism definition is all wrong....)

It seems to me they are begining to villify Locke a bit now.  Some of the camera angles made him look sinister.  Glad he gave charlie a beat down was an appropriate response given the circurmstances.
15284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WB & UPN to merge on: January 24, 2006, 06:52:15 PM
suck + suck = more suck
15285  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 01/18/06 - FIRST HOLY CRAP of 2006! on: January 23, 2006, 08:31:03 PM
guy has a sharpshooter in the woods that can hit sawyer in the neck with no damage IN THE DARK = former military.
15286  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you have a video game character crush? on: January 23, 2006, 02:47:32 PM
when i was a kid:


Lynn Minmei

and then of course

Lisa Hayes
15287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Rocky 6 - First pics up on: January 20, 2006, 10:20:58 PM
(edited by KS to remove spoilers)

Gah stop it with the spoilers! Or possible spoilers.
15288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Rocky 6 - First pics up on: January 20, 2006, 01:39:04 PM

Former THE A TEAM star MR T is set to reprise his role of CLUBBER LANG in the upcoming ROCKY VI film.


My butt may be in the seat just to see that.

If Thunderlips makes a cameo, I'll pre order the collector's DVD right now!
15289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers on: January 17, 2006, 01:54:04 PM
FSW could have been great, but as everyone knows it was mediocre. If they get the sequel right, I'll be in.  But if it's MoTS count me out.
15290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Remember gun-kata? on: January 15, 2006, 03:46:46 AM

Could be good.  But the whole sole surviving member of the eradicated supersoldier group who gets revenge on their previous masters has been done so many times before.........
15291  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire on: January 14, 2006, 05:32:20 AM
Glad you like it.  I couldn't stand Jade Empire.  One of the most disappointing gaming experiences I can remember.  My mini- self review:

Was an absolute struggle to complete this game.  Bioware is now on the watch and wait list.  No heart.  Didn’t care about my character. Ugh, very disappointed.
15292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Video for all Gamers on: January 13, 2006, 03:17:01 AM
That is too funny!
15293  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'...
15294  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?
15295  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.
15296  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?
15297  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...

15298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The 360 Agony! on: December 20, 2005, 11:14:05 AM
Try this: Wait!
15299  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...
15300  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.

15301  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!

15302  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!

15303  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.
15304  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 08, 2005, 01:51:08 PM
15305  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.
15306  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...
15307  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!
15308  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.
15309  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!
15310  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?
15311  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.
15312  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.

15313  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
15314  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:
15315  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...
15316  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.
15317  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...
15318  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.
15319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great Xbox 360 commercial on: November 22, 2005, 09:06:43 PM
Nevermind. found's all cgi... it stinks too.
15320  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?
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