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4601  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:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/27/wal-mart-shuts-down-video-downloads-after-a-year/

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.
4602  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).
4603  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.
4604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone seen a pic of the new Incredible Hulk? on: December 29, 2007, 07:30:26 AM
4605  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone seen a pic of the new Incredible Hulk? on: December 29, 2007, 07:19:32 AM
4606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone seen a pic of the new Incredible Hulk? on: December 29, 2007, 07:16:32 AM
4607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: December 29, 2007, 03:18:01 AM
Gah just got my butt kicked on level 9 of the Colosseum.  God fucking dammit.  2 hours of my life wasted.  Basically kicked ass all they way up to level 8 and then number 9 totally kicked my ass.  This game really does it's best to make me NOT want to play it.
4608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sports games for the PSP on: December 29, 2007, 02:45:39 AM
I'm really tempted to go out and pick up Hot Shots 2 actually.  (Minna no Golf 2).  It is in my opinion, the best golf game out there bar none.
4609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Here Have a Gmail Account? on: December 29, 2007, 12:46:45 AM
Hmm well to be honest I don't actually really use Gmail-the browser I mean.  I just do everything on my Thunderbird mail application.  But I do remember being amazed by Gmail when I first signed up.  I liked the way that it would link conversations.  I dunno-I suppose I'm easily impressed by anything Google.
4610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Here Have a Gmail Account? on: December 28, 2007, 09:49:34 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 26, 2007, 10:15:35 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 26, 2007, 09:24:02 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on December 26, 2007, 08:38:38 PM

I haven't gotten anything at all in my spam folder or in my inbox via Gmail.  Hmm.

Lucky you. I get 20-30 pieces show up in my spam folder a day. Thankfully they all end up in there instead of my inbox, but it's still annoying. I prefer Hotmail's way of doing it - they just never show up (in the spam box or anywhere).

I have both a GMail account and a Hotmail account.  I've always found using Hotmail to be, by far, a more preferable experience, in really any aspect.  My only complaint about Hotmail was when my account size was limited to like 5mb, despite GMail offering like 2gb at the same time.  Now account size isn't an issue, and my only complaint is gone (I think they are both around 5gb).

I detest Hotmail.  I have account but haven't really used it much since I signed up with Gmail almost 5 years ago now.  What does Hotmail have that Gmail doesn't just out of curiousity?  If it wasn't for Gmail then you would still have a 5MB Hotmail account today.
4611  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Benazir Bhutto assassinated on: December 28, 2007, 09:44:48 AM
Didn't she just avoid being assassinated a few weeks ago?  It doesn't take a prognosticator to have seen this one coming a mile away.  All they need to do now is take care of the other one, whatshisname.
4612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video game Christmas (or other winter solstice holiday) hauls!!! on: December 28, 2007, 09:41:25 AM

Quote from: Goonch on December 28, 2007, 01:27:59 AM

Quote from: ras752000 on December 27, 2007, 10:17:16 PM

I got:
ps3 rock band
ps3 warhawk
ps3 ninja gaiden sigma

kids got:
2x ds lites
ds kirby squeak squad
ds drawn to life
ds trauma center
ds mario hoops
ds mega man zx
ds wario
ds spiderman battle for NY
ds yoshi's island
ds lego star wars complete saga
ds . . . I'm forgetting one of the games

wii mario party 8
wii super paper mario
wii mlb power pros
wii super mario galaxy

We hit the TRU buy 2 get 1 in late October very hard.

. . . their grandmother also gave them both PSP slim Daxter packs . . .

That will keep them busy for a couple of weeks  eek.

I've never gotten a video game in my life from my parents.  To get 10 all in one Christmas-wow.  Honestly it seems like a bit of a waste-I mean, how many games can you play at one time? anyways?
4613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Wowhawk thread - Operation: Omega Dawn - it's. coming. on: December 28, 2007, 09:37:25 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on December 21, 2007, 07:35:02 PM

Warhawk website updated to include statistics biggrin

http://www.us.playstation.com/Warhawk/

Sweet!!

Is this you TML?  You better get that KPD ratio up there!!

Quote
Handle: TheMissingLink     
Total Points    3968
Team Points    2972
Combat Points    800
Bonus Points    402
Kills    724
Deaths    1023
KDR    0.71
Global Accuracy    18.96%
Wins    59
Losses    80
Win-Loss Ratio    0.74
Score per Minute    2.59
Deathmatch Score    0
Team Deathmatch Score    43
Capture the Flag Score    170
Zones Score    3755
Global Time    25:30:50
Miles Walked    197.89
Miles Driven    58.27
Miles Flown    600.55
4614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Wowhawk thread - Operation: Omega Dawn - it's. coming. on: December 28, 2007, 09:32:39 AM
Can you play on servers anywhere in the world?  Because I would probably buy the North American version of the game (downloadable version) but I don't want to be stuck playing on American servers when I live in Japan.
4615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 Unreal Tournament 3 thread (first user-created map now available!) on: December 27, 2007, 10:56:49 AM

Quote from: Arkon on December 21, 2007, 09:34:26 AM

Interesting blurb on penny arcade about mods:

Quote
Mods need to come over on memory cards for some inexplicable reason. Indeed, gamers lured by the promise of the $400 forty gig machine (or those who purchased the twenty-gig, as I did) don't even have the slots to use mods built in. Oh, you weren't aware? I'm sure they'll be glad to hear that.

Looks like there's been a "correction" issued by the Penny Arcade guys, specifically Tycho, on this matter.  And I say "correction" in quotation marks because it's the most half assed thing I've ever read.  Basically he blames Epic's Mark Rein for his being wrong.  Mark seems to have written a perfectly courteous email and Tycho responds with sarcasm.  Mark suggests that you don't need a memory card to transfer mods, that you can use any old USB key or even an Ipod and Tycho completely skips over the first part and makes a sarcastic reply about needing to install Linux on your music player before you can transfer mods. 

I must say I've lost a fair amount of respect for the PA guys.  I'll keep visiting their site because they make funny comics but from now own I'll be taking everything they say with a large grain of salt. 

4616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [psp] disgaea: afternoon of darkness impressions on: December 27, 2007, 08:20:58 AM
There's a Disgaea 3 and it's on the PS3?  Wow that's news to me!

And SC, you got the game on Christmas and you're two thirds of the way through it already????
4617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: December 26, 2007, 01:08:16 PM
I'm on Chapter 6 now which I guess means I might be about 2/3 of the way through.  This might be one of the first games that I actually finish since beating FFT about 8 years ago (yes I'm bad at finishing games!)

It's got a few quirks but I've enjoyed the ride so far!  Story is a bit bleh for me and I feel little attachment to most of the characters.  However things start picking up around Rouen.  I hope I can beat this so that I can finally open up Brave Story New Traveler!
4618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales of Vesperia announced on: December 26, 2007, 12:45:18 PM
Game looks a bit silly to me.  How can you have a trailer if the console hasn't even been decided?
4619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most Online Ever: 417 (June 19, 2007, 08:34:21 AM) on: December 25, 2007, 11:54:25 PM
Just out of curiosity what happened on June 19th?  The release of some new game?
4620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Got my first Christmas Present... on: December 25, 2007, 09:27:53 AM
Doh! I was sure I was going to see a beanbag chair in the shape of a sumo wrestler.  I thought that would make for some great prank photos.
4621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas on: December 25, 2007, 09:25:59 AM
Merry Christmas!
4622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Here Have a Gmail Account? on: December 25, 2007, 09:20:53 AM
Oh well  I currently have 261 spam in my spam box.  But to be perfectly honest I never actually open up Gmail.  I've got the Gmail theme on my iGoogle homepage and I just download all my email using Mozilla Thunderbird.  So I never actually see any spam.  Although I understand how that could be annoying smile
4623  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, what did you get for Christmas? on: December 25, 2007, 09:14:17 AM
Damn I can't wait for the life when I start getting TV's for Christmas!  I got some sweaters, a bathrobe, a three year diary.  Maybe that's about it!
4624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going to Japan! What to do and who to meet? on: December 25, 2007, 09:10:32 AM
Actually there are a whole lot of "Walterisms" that he now use-not the least of which being- "Smokey this is not 'Nam, this is bowling.  There are rules."
4625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Here Have a Gmail Account? on: December 25, 2007, 12:09:23 AM
I get one or two every 4 or 5 months.  All hail Google!  headbang3
4626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 Unreal Tournament 3 thread (first user-created map now available!) on: December 22, 2007, 11:35:53 PM

Quote from: depward on December 21, 2007, 08:54:10 PM

DM17 coming soon: 

Also, Youtube instructions on how to upload new maps, gametypes, whatevs for UT3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3m392Ki99Q

Bleh do people still play deathmatch maps like that?  That is so 1998.  I couldn't imagine going back to regular deathmatch like that.  Counterstrike, Day of Defeat, BF2-wave of the future!
4627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Toy Home on: December 22, 2007, 08:51:57 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on December 22, 2007, 08:38:01 AM

Sorry for being lazy, but is the MP online?  Any other options?

It has 8 tracks, and 8-player online capability although I haven't tried online yet-just splitscreen multiplayer.  Apparently the game has leaderboards as well.
4628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Toy Home on: December 22, 2007, 04:30:36 AM
Well I ended up buying this yesterday.  I had a friend over and was showing him some of the games for it.  We played a little of Toy Home demo.  We both tried the single player portion once and then we tried the multiplayer- God DAMN that multiplayer is fun as HELL!!!  I bought the full game online right away. It's like Mario Kart but with no actual race! The whole point to the multiplayer game is to race around collecting all these coins.  You can also collect special power ups which give you abilities (crayon homing missiles, proximity homing bombs, spring jump, invisible, 20 ton weight that you can drop on people.  If you run into the other players or hit them with missles or bomb or what not, they'll lose a lot of the coins that they've collected and you can race around and steal them.  For 10 bucks it's a fantastic party game.  I've never had so much fun before-it was fantastic!
4629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Joining the 360 Sucks Crowd... on: December 22, 2007, 04:19:20 AM
I think eventually yes.  I suppose EVERY console is doomed to fail eventually but not before that specific generation is over!  I would guess that over the next couple of years we'll see a 100% failure ratio for the original 360's.
4630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Eye of Judgment out Oct 24 - card-based game (think Magic) for the PS3 on: December 22, 2007, 03:42:10 AM
I saw that this game has sold about 120k copies.  What do you consider that?  Success? Failure?  Enough to warrant a sequel?
4631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 Unreal Tournament 3 thread (first user-created map now available!) on: December 21, 2007, 10:25:55 AM
Yep I was right.  As much as I like Penny Arcade, they are full of shit this time.

Quote
You will have to cook ypur mods for the PS3 specifically. You will also need removable media (memory card, USB drive, etc) to transfer the mod from your PC to your PS3.

If they bought a PS3 that didn't come with any USB slots then someone must have really fucked them in the ass.  Either that or those Penny Arcade guys aren't quite as bright as I give them credit for.  Shame on them for spreading rumors like that.
4632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 Unreal Tournament 3 thread (first user-created map now available!) on: December 21, 2007, 10:19:29 AM
I don't really get that.  I didnt even know there were a such thing as PS3 memory cards.  Can you not simply use a USB flash drive?  If you can then I don't see what the big deal is.  Any self-respecting PC owner probably has a couple of those lying around at the very least.
4633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your GOAT of the year for 2007? on: December 20, 2007, 11:19:04 PM
Obviously we need a third category.  GOTY, EGAD (Exceptionally Gawd-Awful Drivel) and OH GOD! (Over-Hyped Game Overall Disappointing!)

There ya go.  Now we can discuss this civilized-like.  Feel free to make the new threads.
4634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console Exclusives - Something I just don't understand... on: December 20, 2007, 01:16:32 PM
Well according to Wikipedia, Final Fantasy 12 sold 1.76 million copies in its first week of release in Japan.  Dragon Quest 8 on the other hand sold 2.2 million in two days
4635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New firmware for PS3 (2.10) - More videos supported on: December 20, 2007, 11:40:42 AM
Here's another question-how do I get it to play ALL of my music files?  It always just plays the one piece of music and then stops.  I want to to randomly play ALL of my music!
4636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New firmware for PS3 (2.10) - More videos supported on: December 20, 2007, 11:39:23 AM
I'm using Nero Media Share.  I didn't bother scanning for files-I just added the folders that I wanted shared. It was easy as pie.  My only problem is that when Nero is transcoding on the fly the video files are absolutely unwatchable.  I can't seem to pause the video and let it buffer either.
4637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New firmware for PS3 (2.10) - More videos supported on: December 20, 2007, 09:18:45 AM
Does the PS3 not allow the stream to buffer?  Because when Nero transcodes it to MPEG 2 (since the PS3 wont play my Xfiles avi's) it's choppy as hell.  I thought maybe I could just hit the pause button and let it buffer like you can with YouTube but for some reason I can't pause.
4638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New firmware for PS3 (2.10) - More videos supported on: December 20, 2007, 07:46:24 AM
Bingo! I'm not having much luck with the video though.  My X-Files episodes say "data unsupported" or something like that.  But I'm pretty sure they're Xvid/AVI or whatever.
4639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New firmware for PS3 (2.10) - More videos supported on: December 20, 2007, 07:31:42 AM
I've tried the Nero MediaShare thingamabober.  We'll see how that works.
4640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New firmware for PS3 (2.10) - More videos supported on: December 20, 2007, 06:17:12 AM
Ok so im gonna need a tutorial on how to set this up.  My PS3 doesnt pick up my laptop at all.  I've gone to Network connections and run the Network Setup wizard but the only thing it sees is my Local Area Connection ethernet card and it doesn't seem to have the wireless doohickey.  Obviously I have no idea what I'm doing.  Someone please help smile
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