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561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 06, 2005, 09:35:13 PM
562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire: No Heart? on: May 06, 2005, 07:36:51 PM
Haven't not played it yet I'm wondering if comparing it to KOTOR is fair. Maybe the reason it doesn't have "heart" compaired to their previous game was because we already had so much background (in KOTOR) to start with, so you were more vested versus Jade. But again I'm just guessing here.
563  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 03, 2005, 12:20:15 AM

Think this one has been posted before but I'm not going through 35 pages to find out.
564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Caption this (NSFW?) on: May 02, 2005, 11:18:09 PM
My friend here is very interested in your Ms Rice. What say we make a deal? A tit for tat if you will.
565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 29, 2005, 02:22:42 AM
566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 28, 2005, 09:38:01 PM
Who knew?

How many can you name?
567  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Looking for a printer on: April 18, 2005, 08:43:04 PM
I'm almost out of paper and would like to replace my old tractor feed printer with a new one. While I don't print a whole lot, when I do I usually do about 200 pages.
Here are my needs:
At least 10 ppm with 20+ being ideal
B&W not color/Mostly text with pictures being limited to logos
Trey (Cassette) loaded versus it being fed from outside the printer
600x600dpi min Mines running at 180x180 for what little speed I can get, but I don't really need a high amount.
No more than $200

A quick search through NewEgg brings up a couple that could be acceptible.
Here and here.
I'm leaning towards the Samsung simply because it is so cheap but there might be something I'm not seeing with the Brother that would make it more desirable.

568  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Any idea what game this is? on: April 04, 2005, 01:15:02 AM
It's coming out next year but other than that I have no idea what it's about.

569  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Obscure game impressions: Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon on: April 01, 2005, 11:46:37 PM
What a coincidence. I finally opened mine up as well. Broken Sword was one of those odd adventure games for me. If you are an adventure fan you have to play them, but something always makes me feel detatched from the story. While I do plan on finishing it I have a feeling that it will take a walkthrough to do it. A) Because I suck at puzzles B)It will help the game move faster.
I agree the game suffered in it's translation to a somewhat 3D world. With the controls crawling out bloodied and both legs broken. I had no problem adapting to Grim Fandango (Which people refused to play simply because it used a keyboard), but between the switching camera angles and the fact that left doesn't always mean left, it becomes an exercise to keep playing.

I also opened up Beyond Good & Evil today and it was like the heavens parted to give way to the sun, and for good measure throw in a rainbow and that fresh rain smell and maybe a kitten or two. So far I'm entranced and I've only completed the first mission.
570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 30, 2005, 07:59:53 PM
571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 26, 2005, 07:46:19 PM
572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 25, 2005, 10:38:09 PM
573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 25, 2005, 01:41:22 PM
574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Why The Incredibles was the best movie of 2004 on: March 24, 2005, 02:00:17 AM
The plane scene was the turning point for me. Up till then I thought the film a bit slow. But during that scene I was rivited, finding myself repeating the commands she gave to dissengage the missles. I knew they would be alright, but I just couldn't help myself.
I was definitely surprised to see the kids in any real danger. It reminded me of X-Men 2 where as far as the soldiers considered these were kids with powers and that was enough justification to kill them. There were a few comedy elements but in the end it was two kids running for their lives.

I did have one question at the end. It was eluded to, by the character, that Mirage also had powers. Did she or was it just a way for Mr Incredible to feel a little more comfortible to do what he did? Also what happens to her? The island base didn't explode so as far as I know she is alive.
575  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need the name of a CG space show on: March 22, 2005, 05:18:56 PM
Actually new shows will begin premiering in July. Though Carmen Elecktra is replacing Gina Gershon as Six.
576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [CG] Vision of Intent for PC Gaming Coverage on: March 21, 2005, 02:10:04 AM
Echoing the same felling as everyone here about accessory reviews.

Something I would really like to see, and that I miss in CGM, is the versus. Taking a game (FPS, Strategy, RTS, etc) playing a few games and describing what your experience was, why you did this, why this move worked, etc. Kind of like what CSL was doing with X-Com but not to such a grand scale.
577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I officially hate Fire Emblem on: March 19, 2005, 02:02:08 AM
Just echoing the same feelings here. I think I was just a handfull of missions to the end and ended up shelving it. I loved the game but damn it got difficult in the end especially with no user created saves.

My suggestion for each mission after the prologue is do a runthrough first. Don't focus on completing it but rather see what happens when ten turns happens or you explore a part of the map. It also seemed like money was tight at the start. Save it till you start getting heavy into the cult missions.
578  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 18, 2005, 02:33:24 PM

579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 17, 2005, 11:07:30 PM
I want this so badly.
580  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Psychonauts!!! on: March 15, 2005, 11:14:29 PM
They had me at Tim Schafer.
581  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 14, 2005, 03:06:53 AM
582  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I hate Spring (when it won't appear)!!! Snow here... on: March 12, 2005, 10:26:38 PM
Another Oregonian here. Here in the south we had maybe a foot of snow all winter. We thought the farmers had it bad a couple years ago, we haven't seen anything yet. Hello expensive meat and produce yes my wallet is a bit heavy thanks for helping. Damn you people in the east taking all our snow.
583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Stargate SG-1 website on: March 06, 2005, 12:25:28 AM
Is anyone else having trouble with the video?

Mine pays for a bit then stops then continues, which happens over and over. Not to mention there is no sound. Tried it on Media Classic and Microsofts Player. Going to download it again and see if that helps.
Shouldn't be a codec issue, I would think, as I have every kind imaginable.

Update:Tried a different mirror and the same thing still happens. Strangely the video on the official page works fine. It's better than nothing I guess. Will have to holdout judgement until more gameplay footage is seen.
584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Stargate SG-1 website on: March 05, 2005, 02:41:40 PM
Perhaps. I thought it was odd, though, that the official page address is for sale. Usually those stay up for a while.
585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Web Comics: which are your favorites? on: March 04, 2005, 11:47:07 PM
My current cue besides the ones already mentioned.

    Mac Hall
    Little Gamers
    Theater Hopper
    Instant Classic Currently on Hiatus due to health problems
    Life of Riley It's dead but it still deserves mention. Especially the Bob Wars.
    Errant Story and Exploitation Now before that.
    VG Cats
    Kill Harry
    Force Monkeys Another archive but still excellent.
    NSFWSexy Losers There's a lot of different strips that follow the same theme if you will. Again it is NSFW[/list]
    586  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Why does my PC do this????!!!!!! on: March 04, 2005, 11:26:09 PM
    I'm curious on how long you are waiting for anything besides the background to show up.

    Don't really have any suggestions other than grab AdAware and SpyBot and boot into safemode to run them.

    It's also odd that SP2 is allowing a lot of popups. Mines currently at medium and I would say it has cut down about half of them for me.
    587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Stargate SG-1 website on: March 04, 2005, 11:21:03 PM
    I was about to say I was wrong when I couldn't find it at GoGamer or EBGames. It seems like the game was essentially blacklisted. You can buy it here if you want.
    588  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Stargate SG-1 website on: March 01, 2005, 10:11:10 PM
    My fear is that it will be another Farscape.
    589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Things that sound too good to be true... on: February 28, 2005, 10:58:22 PM
    I've always been interested in this sort of thing. Besides the obvious advantages of not having to go somewhere to work it always seems that if you have enough discipline you could get more work done.

    Graphic or web design would probably be one avenue to look at if you have any kind of artistic talent.
    590  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Broadband modem suggestions on: February 28, 2005, 02:08:17 AM
    Quote from: "disarm"
    are you looking for cable or DSL?  you'll have to choose for now because you can't buy a modem that will do both...

    I had a feeling that might be the case, but figured I'd ask anyway.

    Essentially this is my situation. I'm currently getting Tv and Cable through Charter which I really have no complaints service wise. My problem really lies in how much it costs me. I'm currently paying 40 for 3mb down 256 up and then another 60 for digital cable. I would love to get rid of my cable service and go with a satellite as it would be cheaper but here lies the problem. Charter is the only broadband that currently reaches my home (Qwest may eventually) so I would end up keeping them as my ISP but since I would no longer have their cable service my internet would increase by another 10 making the satellite move to save money a moot point. I'm also currently renting a modem from Charter for 5 dollars a month. While it may cost me more money in the short term to buy one, in the long run it would save me money.
    Essentually I'm stuck in a catch-22. I can't leave Charter and get Dish (or whatever) because it wouldn't save me any money and I can't get Dish because there are no other broadband providers in my area.

    As far as speeds. I'm never really hitting my peak speed (I'm hitting 1.5mb right now). Especially with the majority of the bandwidth I consume (Torrents). The only downside to DSLs is that they don't seem to offer anything above a 128kb up.

    I would really like to get a lower tier for my digital cable service but they have them manuvered in such a way that I have to stay where I am if I want to keep certain channels.
    591  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Broadband modem suggestions on: February 26, 2005, 11:02:06 PM
    Need a suggestion for a good modem to replace the one I'm currently renting from my ISP and put that money towards a DVR. I was looking a while back at a Motorola (Company that makes the modem I have now) wireless cable modem. My problem now is that I would like to ditch Charter and go with a DSL service but for right now that service is not available. So what I'm looking for is a broadband modem, wireless or not, that can accept either services.
    592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 21, 2005, 01:47:42 AM
    For extra points try to find where he is pierced. You're welcome.
    593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Loonatics? [Updated with more loathsome images!] on: February 21, 2005, 01:28:56 AM
    I'm honestly surprised they didn't give Lexi huge breasts.
    594  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Are you gellin'? on: February 18, 2005, 10:54:29 PM
    Quote from: "Rage"
    One of the worst commercials ever.

    I would disagree with that statement. Enzyte would be my pick. They were sort of funny with their double meaning words and that odd 1960s backdrop but that stops quickly after the 1000th time.
    595  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 18, 2005, 03:17:13 AM

    596  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Was the Gargoyles animated series really this good? on: February 15, 2005, 11:46:38 PM
    Quote from: "Daehawk"
    I loved that toon...I remember the head gargoyle guy was the voice of another of my favorite toons but right now I cant remember who it was..I can still hear the voice in my head though.

    It looks like the only main character he did was Spawn. Did some voices for Justice League and Teen Titons. For a man who I only know by his voice he sure did more acting, than voice, roles.
    597  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Was the Gargoyles animated series really this good? on: February 15, 2005, 05:28:05 PM
    Pretty big fan following is putting it lightly. I think The Gathering (Sort of a convention by the fans) is on it's 7th year now. Greg Weisman is still active with the community which you can't say about a lot of shows. It's one of the few shows, for me, where I didn't need the rose colored glasses because it was still good after all these years.
    I suppose I would agree with Autistic Angel in that it is a teenager+ show but I wouldn't place it in the same league as Invader Zim as far as the violence is concerned. I can't really recall any deaths, though I'm sure there were a few as was the case with the entire Batman series (Animated Series, New Adventures, and Beyond). To which it shares sort of the same feeling as those shows.

    And besides it's got Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Keith David, and Bill Fagerbakke. You have to watch it for those people alone.
    598  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What TV show do you want to see on DVD? on: February 15, 2005, 05:10:20 PM
    I'm sure there are a few people who haven't heard of this site.

    599  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / @#$%&@#$% Freaking ATI! I want my HL2 as promised! on: February 15, 2005, 05:06:01 PM
    I know that you have to connect the first time for it to match your copy and SN with your user name, after that you can set it to offline. It may periodically ask to connect to check for updates and maybe make sure you are still using the same copy (You could technically have multiple people using your username until one of them connects at the same time as you). But as far as needing to be connected the entire time, no it does not have to be.
    600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fcc song using Faceposer(HL2) NSFW language on: February 15, 2005, 01:49:33 AM
    I wish he would have included a couple more characters, or a background, and left out that yelling bit at the end.
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