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8841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Conan worth $20? on: August 13, 2008, 07:12:56 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 13, 2008, 06:31:30 PM

If you're into the Conan world, it can be mindless fun.  I enjoyed it and would say it's worth $20, as long as you know what you're getting into.

+1 to this.  i got it @ the same price and have no regrets doing so.  i enjoyed the demo enough to play through twice.  have you tried the demo?  it's a pretty good representation of the gameplay
8842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bionic Commando Rearmed Impressions on: August 13, 2008, 07:11:23 PM
for the first time ever, i really regret getting this on xbla.  had i read about the psn version and remote play, i would have got that version instead.  plus, the damn d-pad is so wonky and the analog so loose that it makes some of the directional swinging a big pain in the ass.  the only + to getting the 360 version is the discount on points cards i got so it makes the game $7.50 instead of 10. 

overall, no tearing that i could notice (1080i over component) and the graphics look nice.  has all the nuances of the original with a nice layer of polish.  plus, i like that it saves progress after every full stage. 

8843  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance watch - August on: August 13, 2008, 02:14:41 PM
mikeg, i can grab a copy for you.  add ~$3-4 for tax +shipping.  lmk if you want to do that.
8844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 12, 2008, 09:40:49 PM
once again kotaku nails it.   icon_wink

still, a bioshock style batman game in arkham?  sounds interesting.
8845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 12, 2008, 08:02:26 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 12, 2008, 06:18:35 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 12, 2008, 05:35:25 PM

line rider.  saw a pretty cool commercial with that in the background.  why no ds version?  this would be a great little drawing game on the go.

There is a DS version.  Comes out the same day, too.

cool.  add that to the buy pile.  i may even sub that instead of the pub games.
8846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 12, 2008, 05:35:25 PM
line rider.  saw a pretty cool commercial with that in the background.  why no ds version?  this would be a great little drawing game on the go.
8847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [POLL]360 game installs on: August 12, 2008, 05:24:25 PM
i have a 120gb drive in mine, so it is definitely interesting to see what they can do with loading times.  i anticipate using this in fallout 3 for instance, and maybe other open world games.  i think we will see new games being able to take more advantage of this as an option.  it should be possible for devs to code something in to improve it if they know about it before hand.  there might not be as noticeable an effect for older games though. 

and yes, it does seem odd that the more powerful our consoles have become, the more like a pc they get.  downloadable content, patches, now installs, oh and bsod's of course.
8848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 12, 2008, 05:15:30 PM

Quote from: kathode on August 12, 2008, 04:59:10 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 12, 2008, 04:36:29 PM

damn.  just what i was wanting after assassin's creed and gta iv. 

sounds like it needs work though, but pandemic already has a few sandbox games under their belt, so this could be fun. 

let's hope they can resolve the combat issues before TDK hits dvd release for a tie-in.

Yeah I don't know why they felt the need to include that tidbit.  Newsflash: Unfinished game is unfinished.  Kotaku is there!

no S, man.  the game doesn't even have an official status yet.

combat being boring is kind of odd though.  yeah, so batman is mostly punching and kicking.  he isn't freaking spiderman on the ground and can leap 25 feet in the air and grapple bad guys or anything.  just make sure that he can use whatever weapons and environmental objects are around.  hell, give us a modified version of AC's combat and i'd be happy.  the super hero in gotham city ala gta just sounds so kick ass. 

give us a collection of batman's biggest foes to fight, thugs and mobsters to take out, gadgets to hunt for bad guys, radio scanners to hear police responders calls and a few interesting ways of getting around town, and you got a hit on your hands.  surprised it hasn't been done with batman before.
8849  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Target Clearance watch - October on: August 12, 2008, 05:06:40 PM
saw some new games yesterday when i picked up a few points cards. ymmv as always.

360
bully - 20.98
bioshock - 27.98
kingdom under fire: circle of doom 27.98
kane and lynch - 27.98

ps3
kane and lynch - 20.98 (why cheaper, who knows. they had more than a dozen though.)

saw no pc games on clearance.  most of the 360 games had 3 or more copies.
8850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Movie Cast Photos on: August 12, 2008, 04:48:23 PM
not sure what they should do with simon pegg.  on one hand, he's a great actor to cast, but scotty was just so iconic in his older years that it's hard for anyone to really replace him.  i saw that pic and it doesn't do much for me. 

i think it will be difficult for any of us to get a good feel for a character and the actor until we see what direction the story is taking.  if they go for a more serious tone ala nolan's batman, then the actors may be just right.  who knows. 
8851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Too Human demo coming next week on: August 12, 2008, 04:38:24 PM
that review confirms TH's place in my gamefly queue and not on my wallet. 
8852  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 12, 2008, 04:36:29 PM
damn.  just what i was wanting after assassin's creed and gta iv. 

sounds like it needs work though, but pandemic already has a few sandbox games under their belt, so this could be fun. 

let's hope they can resolve the combat issues before TDK hits dvd release for a tie-in.
8853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I received an incredible cash offer for GamingTrend today... on: August 11, 2008, 05:01:19 PM
i love the 'what do you think?' question.  what does he expect you to say, "yeah, that's a great offer for an established domain name which i've run for years.  if i had to put a price tag on the work i have invested into this site for years, that and the out of pocket expenses would equal $60."  :rollseyes
8854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL/PSN]Star Wars :The Force Unleashed demo this thursday? on: August 11, 2008, 04:44:29 PM
nuts.  this would have been a highlight.
8855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: You know what sequel we need in the current generation? (poll building) on: August 11, 2008, 04:43:53 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on August 09, 2008, 08:36:22 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 09, 2008, 07:51:03 PM

parasite eve.  come on SE, this should be a no-brainer.  and that cell phone game doesn't count.



the psp version looks like it might count...

looks good.  this would fit the bill.  when's this come out again?

a big +1 to R.A.D.  - nothing quite like remote controlling a big robot against godzilla's friends in tokyo. 
8856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 11, 2008, 04:41:09 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 11, 2008, 04:12:35 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 11, 2008, 02:18:36 PM

Quote
Bionic Commando: Rearmed (XBLA)
Fable 2: Pub Games (XBLA)

Yes.

+1 on both.

same here.  time to hit up target for the xbla points deal.
8857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Now Isaac Hayes has left us on: August 11, 2008, 02:23:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 10:23:59 PM

I'll never enjoy Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls again....

now they are dried chocolate salty balls...
8858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: You know what sequel we need in the current generation? (poll building) on: August 09, 2008, 07:51:03 PM
i went back through my ps1 games and found a few i would love to see again.

parasite eve.  come on SE, this should be a no-brainer.  and that cell phone game doesn't count.
colony wars.  sadly, one of psygnosis' games which died when that studio did, same with that futuristic helicopter game.
einhander.  this should be a psn game at least.
fear effect.
8859  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: August 09, 2008, 07:36:04 PM
+1 to turtle for graphic novels in great shape.
+1 to crumsteel for superfast payment on Lost: Via Domus sale
8860  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS - Crimson DS Lite + DS Flash Cart + Games on: August 09, 2008, 07:28:50 PM
ygpm re super card
8861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bernie Mac leaves us at age 50 on: August 09, 2008, 07:19:30 PM
second celebrity death this year i feel sad about.  with this and carlin's passing, the world is a few shades duller than it usd to be,  i always liked bernie mac and his tv show, and his smaller roles in movies often overshadowed the other characters in the scene. 

he will be missed. 
frown
8862  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 08, 2008, 07:35:19 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 08, 2008, 07:06:08 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on August 08, 2008, 06:04:45 PM

Anchroman.

A couple funny moments but the characters are so unlikeable and self absorbed that I just can't stand it... I've tried watching it twice and turned it off halfway through both times. Terrible movie.

+1.  Anchorman is fucking terrible.

Quote from: gellar on August 08, 2008, 06:24:39 PM

Quote from: McNutt on August 08, 2008, 06:23:28 PM

Happy Gilmore

Office Space



Die.

gellar

LOL.  +1.  Die

Quote from: CeeKay on August 08, 2008, 07:05:55 PM

Shaun of the Dead....

We can no longer be friends.

a big +1 to each of these. 

shaun of the dead?!  really?!  you sir, have terrible taste.
8863  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 08, 2008, 05:51:35 PM
damn, dude, that soccer ball trick is just evil.  like the VC sending women with grenades to blow up in your face evil. 

here's where it gets worse though.  if a marine kicks it and dies, they score a small victory.  if a kid does it and dies, then they get to blame us for the death and it's a small victory.

can't.  fucking.  win.

just remember to keep your head on your shoulders over there.  we've had a spate of people losing theirs over here.
8864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Godfather II on: August 08, 2008, 05:37:00 PM
good to see they aren't going for a simple rehash of the first game with "all new weapons, cars, and business/rackets to extort".  i liked scarface for what it was so it's a good sign to me that they are describing GF2 in that vein. 

day one purchase at this point.  i have played gf1 twice now and it was just as fun the second time around.
8865  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New High-water mark for collector’s editions on: August 08, 2008, 05:32:21 PM
damn.  this actually looks kind of cool.  shit, between this and the fallout pip boy clock, amazon is really getting good at the collector's edition swag.  so, if you get this and the fallout clock, you can freak out your neighbors until the cops come.  just keep mumbling about the apocalypse when they get there.


i really want them to do this with the aliens game next year.  a full size replica of a pulse rifle?  hells yeah.

8866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Braid on: August 07, 2008, 06:22:32 PM
played world 2, then went back and got all the pieces, (without hinting, i might add somewhat happily) and before i knew it, i was buying the whole damn enchilada. 

i haven't been able to get 2 pieces in the 3rd world and only just started on world 4 before kicking off a new game in condemned 2.  (btw, how's that for an extreme contrast in games) and while i see the intended solution, i don't see how it can work for me just yet.  this is the set of three locked doors in the cave on that somewhat long level.  the other piece is probably a timing issue as i can't see to get up where i need to go fast enough just yet. 

i love the rewind mechanic and how the glowing green objects work in that regard.  one thing i found on accident is how you can speed up your rewinding with the bumpers.  it really helps out with the green objects as they move at normal speed while you speed along. 

btw, i loved the first boss encounter. 
8867  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How to reformat... without a CD? on: August 06, 2008, 10:56:54 PM
yup, best solution is to do as smurff said.  you might be able to contact the manufacturer and order/download an os image.  also, if you have any friends with MS subscriptions to technet or msdn, you could ask them for an image of the disc to burn. 
8868  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: That clicking sounds can't be good.... on: August 06, 2008, 10:54:38 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on August 06, 2008, 11:33:41 AM

update

When I gothome from work yesterday I decided to boot up my pc and I was able to create a back up of  the c drive onto my  e drive.   I was also able to play Warhammer, but a hour into playing tthe clicking noise started  again and the drive crashed


My new drive from newegg should be here today.  I  fucking love newegg. free three day shipping and I get my new drive the day after i ordered it.   thumbsup

lucky break.  i had a co-worker with a clicking drive and it was unrecoverable.  single drive pc with all of her pictures, music, etc.  did not come up as a spare drive via usb adapter.  if she had brought it to me when it first started clicking, i may have been able to grab the data.  i directed her to look into data recovery, but she couldn't justify the cost to herself. 
8869  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 360 downloading-games question on: August 06, 2008, 10:51:23 PM

Quote from: mikeg on August 06, 2008, 10:29:56 PM

Let's say you download a game from the Market Place, say Indigo Prophecy, and get 1/2 way through it and your hard drive bites the dust.  Or 2 years later it bites the dust, whatever.  Does anyone know if you are screwed as far as that game goes, or will MS make good and allow another download?

I say you are probably screwed as if you went and lost the game physically, but wonder if anyone has any experience with this and knows the truth. 

If what I suspect is true, then that negates me ever downloading a game at any price I think.  Which is a shame as I would love to do that as opposed to driving around trying to hunt down a copy of an old game.



while i haven't d'l'ed any games off the market, i would assume that it works like purchased arcade games, ie, you retain the right to download the game as many times as you want, so you would be able to replace the hd and get the game again.  even delisted games can be redownloaded if you bought them. 
8870  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 in November on: August 06, 2008, 10:41:32 PM
could be some interesting mods in the works if they didn't lock everything down. 
8871  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Load of games for sale, old and new on: August 06, 2008, 10:38:08 PM
how much for BG&E PS2?
8872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today's awesome band you should be listening too... Drag the River on: August 06, 2008, 06:03:01 PM
going through the tracks they have on myspace right now.  thanks for the link.  i needed something different.  i like what i'm hearing.
8873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP downloads? on: August 06, 2008, 05:59:26 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on August 06, 2008, 04:22:00 PM

Trying to understand Japanese demos is going to give em a headache. Its like watching Ninja Warrior.

you get used to it in a sense.  i tried the japanese demo of patapon before they finally released it here.  even that game was confusing in japanese and all you had to do was hit a few buttons in sequence.  icon_lol
8874  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this movie download site look legit? on: August 06, 2008, 05:48:02 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 06, 2008, 05:33:38 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 06, 2008, 05:14:42 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 06, 2008, 05:11:51 PM

in other news, i saw that doomsday was available to rent from one of those $1 a night movie kiosk thingies in the grocery store.  you might try looking there corrupt.
ya know, i just saw one of those devices at my local grocery store.  pretty nifty!

And dirt cheap, too, especially if you return the movie the very next day. And bonus points if you work at said grocery store. biggrin

i didn't get harold and kumar 2 back the next day, but even at $3, it saved me ~$12 from buying the dvd.  i average out much cheaper than the full stores and don't miss them.  no hassle from the damn clerk and i have never had a problem with movies not getting credited as returned like i did with hollywood.
8875  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My New Resolution: NO MORE GAMES on: August 06, 2008, 05:44:41 PM
nothing new full priced until mercs 2.  i have been picking up clearance games and selling them off when i get down.  i will probably stop using gamefly as they have been very hit or miss with which game they send.  something in the double digits will get sent out before something that's been up at the top for a while. 

the last full priced game i bought was civ for the ds, and gta4 for the 360.  everything else has been $20 or less. 

btw, mikeg, viking is a great fun, if a little repetitive.  i had a lot of fun with it and $20 is a great price.  now that i know about dark sector, i might be interested in it myself.
8876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Uwe Boll may be finished making big-budget disasters! on: August 06, 2008, 05:30:37 PM
i had more enjoyment from watching lowtax pick a fight with him than i ever got from watching his movies. 

and paul  ws anderson is second in the 'crap directors wrecking good game IP's' list, of which very few good names have been added.  not because the RE movies were as bad as anything uwe shat out, but because of what he did with the plot lines. 
8877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this movie download site look legit? on: August 06, 2008, 05:11:51 PM
in other news, i saw that doomsday was available to rent from one of those $1 a night movie kiosk thingies in the grocery store.  you might try looking there corrupt.
8878  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: August 06, 2008, 05:05:12 PM
good as always. 
8879  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Lost: Via Domus 360 F/S on: August 06, 2008, 04:59:00 PM
got this one cheap and finished it.  looking to get 8 for this shipping included.

over all, a pretty decent little game for lost fans, but not worth full price, hence why i waited so long. 
8880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the only review for lost via domus is... on: August 06, 2008, 08:16:43 AM
well, i picked this up on the cheap from cc and finished it over two days.  not a lot of game here, and i was pretty surprised that each episode goes by as quickly as it did.  i really disliked the caves in the early part and the smoke monster dynamite section, but overall it wasn't bad.  just too damn short.  i would have been royally pissed if i bought this full price as there isn't a shred of replay value over getting achievements.  i damn near maxed out on the first run anyways once i knew about the flashback items.

anyone want to try this can have it for $8 shipped otherwise i may just sell it to gamestop. 

and yeah, the graphics were pretty damn nice, but i missed the little touches that were in uncharted (wet clothes after passing through water, shadows and particle effects, etc).  they did manage to make the jungle confusing enough to pass for a real one as i got turned around a few times.
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