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4561  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I return Stuntman Ignition? What would you do? on: January 06, 2008, 04:03:02 AM
Just out of curiousity, why has the price of the game jumped from 19.99 to 39.99?  You should return it and then rebuy it when it comes on sale for 19.99 again biggrin
4562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: January 06, 2008, 04:01:16 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 06, 2008, 02:35:13 AM

so,as i said i had been on COD4 all day,some 8 hrs on or off or so,made 5 ranks...started at 35 ended at 700xp off rank 40....just been back on to try and get that 40 rank...and yup,all the days work gone,

I remember when we used to play videogames for fun.  Now we play them for achievements or work.
4563  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP) on: January 05, 2008, 08:05:41 AM
If anybody has a copy that they're not playing anymore, I'm interested.
4564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 05, 2008, 07:36:59 AM
Well how long has the DVD generation lasted? 12 years? Longer?  And it isn't going to end any time soon that's for sure.  Sony will make their money back eventually I'm sure.  As for "sacrificing" the the PS3...hasn't the PS3 sold just as many units in their first year as the 360 did in theirs?  I think the PS3 is going to make a big comeback-sure they won't be able to knock the Wii out but I think it will compete against the 360.  And come next generation the PS4 will have a blu-ray player installed as well-something neither the new Xbox or Nintendo console will have.  I know I bought my PS2 partly because of DVD capability.  I wonder how many people will do the same for the next generation.  Could it be that Sony have actually been geniuses all along?
4565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 05, 2008, 04:28:57 AM
Well I think this is good news for everybody.  The sooner we decide a winner the better.  What's wrong with Blu-ray winning?  More power to them I say.  Of course, the 2 for 1 deals will probably quickly disappear.  But still, at least everybody will have a reason to pick up a PS3 then!  'It's for the movies' you can tell yourself smile
4566  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 - 17.7M/Halo 3 - 8.1M/Mass Effect - 1.6M Oh My! on: January 05, 2008, 04:24:04 AM
Actually I think Mass Effect was overhyped and underperformed.  Looking at this forum for the past 8 months, you'd think that the release of Mass Effect was going to be the second coming of Jesus.  But it only sold 1.6 million copies.  That's fantastic don't get me wrong.  But if you ask me, if you're going to hype yourself up with the big boys (GTA, Halo) then you'd better provide some big boy numbers as well.
4567  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Drunk in Japan. on: January 05, 2008, 03:17:43 AM
Actually when you're going from dollars to yen you get quite a good deal!  I haven't met any hot womenz with Turtle but I find it inconceivable that he hasn't met any on his own (I'm referring only to the actual number of hot womenz over here, not Turtle's looks or possible meetability)
4568  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Obama takes Iowa-is this the end for Hillary? on: January 05, 2008, 03:14:57 AM
Uhh is my thread still about Obama?  I don't know much about him but I really LIKE him.  To be honest I don't think Hillary should even be in the race.  She's only here because her husband is Bill Clinton, same as she only became a Senator because her husband is Bill Clinton.  We've all seen what can happen when you re-elect a close relative of a former President-never do it again!
Anyways good for Obama.  Before the newspapers all made it sound like Hillary basically had the whole thing locked up and Obama was dead in the water.  Nice to see that there may be a good race now!
4569  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Registering at Qt3 question (sorry!) on: January 04, 2008, 01:08:33 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 04, 2008, 06:13:00 AM

I read too many threads over there that make me want to post "YOU FUCKING IDIOTS", so I refrain from registering there.


The temptation is there but I've refrained so far.
4570  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend me a DS game on: January 04, 2008, 08:45:55 AM
I think I found me a winner!! Worms 2!!  Only problem is that I found it on the PSP smile  That's why I love my PSP-just go online and download a demo and see how you like it.

How does the DS version of Worms compare to the PSP version?  Graphics aren't super duper important to me but they're fairly important.  The only "real" person that I might play with is my girlfriend and she doesn't have a PSP-only a DS. Of course there's no guarantee that she would be interested in playing either-she tends to stick with Brain Training.
4571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Obama takes Iowa-is this the end for Hillary? on: January 04, 2008, 04:50:39 AM
I don't get into American politics too much but I was surprised to see that Obama scored an overwhelming victory over apparent "frontrunner" Clinton.  I know much about the politics of it all but apparently these early results in the backwaters of America make or break an election campaign.  What does this all mean for the Democrats do you think?
4572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Registering at Qt3 question (sorry!) on: January 04, 2008, 02:07:35 AM
Don't forget to add that you hate the PS3!
4573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stupid &^$&&% busted pipes! on: January 04, 2008, 12:11:18 AM
Snow is the best insulation if you've got lots of it.  Make sure it's piled up around your porch and that will help insulate the area.
4574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Registering at Qt3 question (sorry!) on: January 04, 2008, 12:04:06 AM
Elitism smile
4575  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend me a DS game on: January 02, 2008, 02:54:01 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on January 02, 2008, 02:48:11 PM

Maybe Front Mission?

I don't really want to have to strategize.
4576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend me a DS game on: January 02, 2008, 02:16:19 PM
Glory Days 2 looks interesting.
4577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Recommend me a DS game on: January 02, 2008, 11:42:43 AM
Ok I have a DS but it barely gets any play time.  That probably has something to do with the fact that I only own Panzer Tactics, Phantom Hourglass (in Japanese) and Age of Empires (meh).  Panzer Tactics is great but it doesn't do anything better than a lot of similar, superior computer games can do and it takes a lot of thinking time for me.  It's more of a game that I would sit down with at home in the afternoon and play for a long period rather than something I would pick up for ten minutes.

So, I'm looking for a game that I could play on the train.  Something that I can instantaneously pick up and play and don't need to remember what I'm doing or where I have to go (it might be a week between play times).  With a game like Panzer Tactics, once I'm done all my planning I find that I've already reached my stop and I just have to start all over again next time.  So what's good?
4578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The DS is now the best selling console EVER (in Japan) on: December 31, 2007, 05:25:35 AM
True IGN is shit.  But they're equally shit for all consoles. smile
4579  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: December 31, 2007, 04:43:51 AM
What did Rock Band bring that was so new?  Instead of playing with a guitar you play with the drums?
4580  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The DS is now the best selling console EVER (in Japan) on: December 31, 2007, 04:41:24 AM
Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike the DS.  I'm about to go play a good game of Panzer Tactics right now.  I just think it is the MOST overrated console in the history of all time.
4581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The DS is now the best selling console EVER (in Japan) on: December 31, 2007, 04:35:02 AM
Here's another thing I don't get.  Forgive me for using IGN for evidence again.  I don't like them much but they have been around for a while.  If the Nintendo DS is so great how come they only have 14 games with a score of 9 or above?  Even the PSP which has been out for 6 months less has 21 games with a score of 9 and above.  The 360 has 26.  Even the lowly PS3 which has only been out for a year has 12 titles with a score of 9 and above.
4582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The DS is now the best selling console EVER (in Japan) on: December 31, 2007, 04:21:59 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 31, 2007, 12:30:07 AM

You could say ANY successful platform has a ton of bad games.  The PC, the NES, the SNES (with more than half the library being "Super" something), PS, PS2, etc. etc. etc.

True, the PS2's first page doesn't look so hot either.  But it has the handicap that every game that is put out for it gets negatively compared to the Xbox 360 version or PS3 version.  The DS doesn't have that handicap.  The PS2 is also for all intents and purposes dead.  Sure there are a few more good games coming out for it but not so much.  Basically companies putting out crap and hoping that it will make money from the huge install base.  The DS on the other hand is in its prime.  There should be craploads of A+ games coming out to outweigh the bad ones.

Just a quick comparison of IGN's pages:

Xbox 360: 40 games/ 6.9
PS3: 40 games/ 7.4 average score (who says the PS3 has no good games?)
DS LIte: 5.65
PSP: 6.98

According to my totally unscientific study using IGN and Open Office, I can only conclude that the DS is a steaming pile of crap!  Anyways.  Insteresting thing to do.  I thought the Xbox 360 did particularly poorly even though it had literally 4 review versions of Mass Effect included!
4583  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Score? on: December 30, 2007, 11:53:30 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on December 30, 2007, 04:15:38 PM

Why is the woman in the photo on your desk covering her face?

-Autistic Angel

That's my girlfriend.  She's covering her face with a DS Lite.  I thought it was a nice juxtaposition-old world Japan kimono combined with a DS that has maybe replaced the traditional fan. smile
4584  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever heard of Afghanada? on: December 30, 2007, 11:51:39 PM
Well it is if you can get CBC radio smile  Honestly though I think it's worth the purchase.  I'm not big on radio drama's but I'm loving this one.  I can't wait to finish it so I can listen to it again.
4585  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PS3 Questions on: December 30, 2007, 11:49:03 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 30, 2007, 08:16:15 PM

Quote from: Canuck on December 30, 2007, 01:01:35 AM

Yes definitely keep the remote.  Using a controller for a remote is possible, just like it was on the old PS2 but it's the most retarded thing you could possibly do. 

I don't see why that is, I can do everything from my PS3 controller with movies so why is it retarded?

Obviously you know your way around the menu a lot better than me.  First of all, instead of just hitting a subtitles button I have to open up the menu during the movie and search around forever to find it.  And sometimes when I try to fast forward or reverse (without using the menu) I accidently skip forward or skip back a chapter. Or it goes all the way back to the beginning of the movie. Or sometimes when I do get it to fastforward I cant figure out how to get the damn thing to play.  Trust me it's just a whole lot of stress. Having a remote control would be far easier.  Otherwise all our tv's would come with game controllers instead of remote controls.
4586  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The DS is now the best selling console EVER (in Japan) on: December 30, 2007, 11:43:27 PM
I don't get the DS.  I mean I like it I guess-it's got a few good games but a shit-ton of crap games.  I was just scrolling through the list of reviews for the DS on IGN and almost the entire first page read 4, 4.5, 5, 4, 5, 5.5.  All the way down the entire page!!  How could a system that has so many sub-par games do so well?  I just dont get it.
4587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: December 30, 2007, 10:00:23 AM
Well according to the IGN review, the PSP version was total shiite and the DS version was (as I predicted) even worse.
4588  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video downloads wave of the future? Yeah right on: December 30, 2007, 09:36:59 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on December 30, 2007, 08:58:01 AM


And now I look at XBLive and other services where you just download to a hard drive and have no ability to make a hard copy.  Over time people adapt and accept these different forms.

Personally, I think it will be pretty cool to have everything remotely stored somewhere so I could go anywhere and watch/play/access anything whenever I wanted to.  Imagine going to a friends house and playing the game you own or watching the movie you already bought.  Or doing it on an airplane.  Or any other public access terminal.  That's the future, not owning thousands of silver disks.

I don't know.  With Xbox Live we're talking about $10 games (or less?) that you download and play for a few weeks, maybe a year at most and then forget about them.  That's a lot different from a $40 movie.  As for remote access, that's definitely cool but who's going to want to have to re-download their movies all over again every time they want to watch it somewhere else.  I don't know if movie companies would go for that either.  The files will probably be DRM'ed up the ass and only playable on the system on which they were purchased, a la Walmart movies.  And who will pay for the bandwith? We've already got Microsoft locking out non-paying members from accessing measly 500 megabyte demos.  Also what do you do when these companies that you download from bite the dust?  Walmart isn't gone but their download service is.  What if you had bought hundreds of dollars worth of movies that are now tied to one computer?
4589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ever heard of Afghanada? on: December 30, 2007, 07:41:42 AM
No this is not another one of those clever American politician puns such as Canuckistan.  It's a CBC radio drama about Canadian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.  My folks bought me Vol 1 and Vol 2 for Christmas and I've listened to at least the first six episodes so far and I'm loving it.  It really does a good job of getting across what the troops are going through over there and I can't help but feel the same emotions that the characters in the story are going through as I listen to it.  It has really piqued my interest about what is going on over there.  I'm ashamed to admit it but until I started listening to this series I had very little interest and even less knowledge about what is happening over there and I suspect that it's the same most most Canadians (unfortunately).  Anyways I highly recommend it.  All Canadians should give it a listen and I'd even recommend to all the Americans on here as well although I will admit the possibility that you might have to be Canadian to get a lot of it.  Nothing personal of course it's just one of those things.  Just like how the show Due South could be a mega-hit in Canada but in the States was more of a meh-hit.

Afghanada Vol 1

The price is definitely right-you can get it for about $30 on Amazon.
4590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: December 30, 2007, 07:23:29 AM
I'm just happy to see that there's anger here biggrin.  Over on QT3 everybody is united in "Xbox Live is dead! Long live Xbox Live!" mantra.  Boy they really are patriots.  Their console, right or wrong.
4591  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Benazir Bhutto assassinated on: December 30, 2007, 07:07:28 AM
Bush says God chose him to lead his nation

Ok I'll stop now, I promise biggrin
4592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Benazir Bhutto assassinated on: December 30, 2007, 07:04:12 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 30, 2007, 06:02:12 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 30, 2007, 12:18:58 AM

Sure ATB, but God wanted Bush to be president, so we expected a little bit more from him. slywink


God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq

You would not believe how easy that was to find.
4593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Score? on: December 30, 2007, 07:01:56 AM
I went into a used clothing store today that just opened last week.  It's probably not your typical used clothing store-a lot of the stuff in there seemed quite classy and sometimes a little expensive.  They had a bunch of beat up Air Jordan 1's in a display case for 40,000 yen! ($370).  Anyways I look around and I come upon this briefcase.  It's a little beat up but I really like the feel of it.  Nice leather and feels really tough.  I take a look at the price tag-4000 yen (bout $35 or so).  The brand name is something called Jack Georges-it means nothing to me but I write it down in my schedule book and head for home.  When I get home I do a little search on Google and find basically the exact same briefcase (albeit a newer version).  Price tag? $450 bucks!  Cripes!  So I head back out to the store and buy it.  Think I've bought a fake?  I doubt it because Japanese usually don't go for fakes-they want the real thing.  I'm no expert when it comes to imitation but it seems like the real thing.  Maybe since it's an American brand nobody thought it was worth anything?  Or maybe I'm just being silly and older briefcases depreciate like crazy?

Here are the photos for comparison.  Whatever the truth is, I'm happy with it.  I feel like all I need to do now is go out and get my PhD and become a university prof and I'll be set!:D

4594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any Console Games From This Generation Added to Your Permanent Collection? on: December 30, 2007, 01:04:48 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 29, 2007, 07:45:45 PM

I've always wondered how many people collect games assuming they'll go back and play them again, but then they never do. Gaming turns out to be an expensive hobby if you fall into that trap. If you rent, or buy and then make an immediate auction upon completing the game you can usually get way with only spending $7-$15 on a game.

But if you pay $60 for a game, convince yourself that it belongs in your replay collection, but then never play it again- you can easily burn through several hundred to a few thousand dollars a year.

I never pay $60 for a game.  I usually wait till it's about $40 or even 29.99.  And I will also buy used.
4595  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: December 30, 2007, 01:02:12 AM
How long did it take you?
4596  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PS3 Questions on: December 30, 2007, 01:01:35 AM
Yes definitely keep the remote.  Using a controller for a remote is possible, just like it was on the old PS2 but it's the most retarded thing you could possibly do. 
4597  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video downloads wave of the future? Yeah right on: December 30, 2007, 12:02:23 AM
Sounds like everybody who downloaded movies from Walmart can continue to play their movies-on their own computer.  Other than that they're screwed.
4598  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Video downloads wave of the future? Yeah right on: December 29, 2007, 11:23:26 PM
For those of you who think that the next big thing with movies will be video downloads and not Blu-ray or HD-DVD (a completely ridiculous theory in my opinion), I present this:

If one of the most powerful companies can't get a download service to work then who could.  I for one, will always demand my media in the form of a hard copy and so will everyone else who isn't a techno-nerd.
4599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Benazir Bhutto assassinated on: December 29, 2007, 01:29:53 PM
It gets more and more interesting.  Pakistani government accuses Al-Queda of perpetrating the assassination and Al-Queda denies it.  Government and representatives of Bhutto's party disagree on how exactly she was killed (I'm not sure what difference it makes whether she was shot in the head or was killed by her sunroof).
4600  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Just out of curiousity... on: December 29, 2007, 12:09:47 PM
Were the high-profile banations of earlier this year temporary or permanent?  It's been quiet...almost too quiet  paranoid.  Well not really.  Just wondering whether no quarter was given or if said felons embarked on a self-imposed exile.
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