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4601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 Unreal Tournament 3 thread (with YouTube link to TML's bad UT2k4 mov on: December 11, 2007, 11:25:42 PM
If someone gets the PS3 version, let me know how the mouse and keyboard work out!
4602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Time for a new XBOX Live Gamertag, help me pick it! on: December 10, 2007, 04:55:54 AM
LOL that anagram thing is awesome!  Brendan Sparling gets me :

Barn Spanner Gild

and Barn Sapling Nerd

I don't know why but Barn Spanner Guild really gave me a fit of the giggles.
4603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend Console Demographics (poll) on: December 10, 2007, 12:08:41 AM
true.  Ok I'll leave it open for now.  But I think the trend has already been set in terms of console ownership.  I doubt we'll see any significant changes.
4604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 10, 2007, 12:06:32 AM
I've actually never played six but I had assumed that it was an old-school top down 8-bit RPG.  Am I wrong?  All I know is that I'm amazed today by some of the things they do with FF7.  For example when the 2D backgrounds seamlessly transform into a movie with your character in it.  Sure the resolution is shiite but it's quite awesome.  And some of those summon sequences in FF7 are absolutely awesome despite their age.  I can only imagine how people were totally blown away in 1997 or whenever this game came out.  Sadly I wasn't really into games back then so I missed it.
4605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend Console Demographics (poll) on: December 09, 2007, 11:55:37 PM
Ok I locked the voting-I figure anybody who wanted in has gotten in my now.  Here are the official non-scientific poll results!

Xbox 360: 84%
PS3: 37%
Nintendo Wii: 55%
PSP: 49%
Nintendo DS: 68%
4606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy 12- Yay or Nay? on: December 09, 2007, 03:43:35 AM
Thanks guys-I'm really looking forward to this one now.
4607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy 12- Yay or Nay? on: December 09, 2007, 01:26:53 AM
You don't have to read it-you can watch it! Even better!  Basically they said: the main character sucks, the story is good but you're removed from it, you'll grind more than you've ever ground (sp?) in the history of FF titles, and you spend most of the game hacking and slashing and using hardly any summons or whatever the other things are because they take up all of your magic in one go.
4608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy 12- Yay or Nay? on: December 08, 2007, 11:45:17 PM
Well I guess I'll have to pick it up then.  The Gametrailers review really did a good job of making it sound like a shit game that only a crazy person would want to play.
4609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy 12- Yay or Nay? on: December 08, 2007, 02:24:05 PM
Someday eventually I will get to Final Fantasy 12 (after 7, 8, 9, and 10).  I'm wondering if I should be picking up 12 for the backlog.  I don't know how I feel about the turn based battles disappearing.  And some of the reviews said that there's a ridiculous amount of grinding, which I happen to dislike intensely.  Was the demo that came with Dragon Quest 8 at all representative of the game?  Because I have that-I tried it a long time ago and wasn't thrilled by it.
4610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 08, 2007, 11:49:31 AM
Over 20 hours into FF7 right now.  And I'm still on the first bloody disc! I'm making my second trip to the Gold Saucer on the hunt for some keystone and looking for the Temple of the Ancients!
Great, fantastic game.  I can see why so many people love it.  To go from playing something like Final Fantasy 6 one generation to Final Fantasy 7 the next-I doubt we'll ever see that large a leap in presentation ever again.
4611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: December 08, 2007, 05:01:22 AM
Just thought I'd pop in and post my latest gif animation work.  Well it's not actually mine, I only changed two frames but hey I'm still learning!

4612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek gif on: December 08, 2007, 04:59:36 AM
Thanks! I thought I would make a new one for the Xbox 360 smile

4613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Room for gaming during finals week? on: December 08, 2007, 04:28:50 AM
Actually I got the impression that at least 90% of us are long past our 'finals' stage of our life.  Unless of course you're talking about the ultimate 'finals' stage which all living beings must go through eventually...I hope I pass!   icon_confused
4614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend Console Demographics (poll) on: December 08, 2007, 04:25:41 AM
Interesting results so far.  We're sitting at about 90% ownership rate of Xbox 360, 75% for Nintendo DS, 50% for Wii and PSP and only about 33% for PS3.
4615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Trek gif on: December 08, 2007, 01:07:16 AM
Wondering if you guys can help me find a Star Trek gif.  I'm pretty sure it was posted on here (probably in the NSFW thread).  It's the one with the black guy who's sitting at the console and screaming. I don't even know what character that is-that would probably help me narrow my search smile
4616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend Console Demographics (poll) on: December 08, 2007, 12:55:37 AM
Yay it worked!  crybaby

I've got a PS3, PSP, Nintendo DS
4617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gaming Trend Console Demographics (poll) on: December 08, 2007, 12:55:05 AM
A poll over on QT3 got me thinking about just what the console demographics over here are.  The poll over at QT3 confirmed for me what I had always assumed which was that there is about 100% 360 ownership and 4% PS3 ownership.  I'm just curious as to what it's like over here.  There doesn't seem to be any option for multiple voting on these forums though.  I've set it so that you can vote up to 5 times but that may have to be 5 different times. We'll see.
4618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 08 updates on: December 07, 2007, 08:26:49 AM
Still getting no love from EA.  How long did it take to download the updates anyways?  I have 8 to download and the first three take FOREVER (like 25 minutes) and then I get disconnected from EA's servers.  I'm having a lot o problems just getting adjusted to the controls too.  I came straight from NHL 2k3 and just getting adjusted is KILLING me!
4619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New GTA IV trailer...annnnd, yup, it's definitely a GTA game. on: December 07, 2007, 07:30:51 AM
I didn't notice anything strange about the animations.  They looked great actually.  And I don't think there was any actual gameplay in that trailer so I don't see how anybody could criticize the animations.  By animation we're talking about how a character moves, correct?
4620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: December 07, 2007, 07:13:24 AM
Nice looking game but the lip synching is terrible!  Will that be fixed?
4621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo line up for Q1 2008 on: December 07, 2007, 03:51:40 AM
Well no single title jumps out at me.  Perhaps I haven't been following the Wii side of things enough.  I see Mario Kart is there but Mario Kart gets a big meh from me.
4622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Pain Impressions on: December 07, 2007, 12:22:35 AM
I see they already have downloadable characters for it.  Like two days after it's been released?  They're already milking it.  Should have been included with the download in my opinion
4623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo line up for Q1 2008 on: December 07, 2007, 12:14:47 AM
That Wii list makes me wonder why anyone would want to have a Wii.
4624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN update (including the PSP Store for PC) on: December 07, 2007, 12:12:54 AM
Cool free themes!  Do I have to wait a week to download them? slywink
4625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free content will now be withheld from Xbox Live Silver accounts for a week on: December 06, 2007, 01:14:09 PM
At least we're disagreeing.  It hasn't even raised a peep on QT3.  Those people would be happy if their 360 came with a rapestick.
4626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free content will now be withheld from Xbox Live Silver accounts for a week on: December 05, 2007, 11:49:25 PM
Insteresting debate! I don't think I can add anything that hasn't already been stated.  I guess I'll just go check my PS3 and see if there are any FREE, on time demos available! smile
4627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Culdcept Saga demo on: December 05, 2007, 11:21:43 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on December 05, 2007, 08:29:06 PM

Who cares if the AI cheats (I noticed it a bit in the PS2 version but didn't really care) if you can play online. That's where it's at (especially if there's a way to win cards from other people online).

Ooh I could just picture people turning off their consoles as they're about to lose!
4628  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Official Christmas Tree Picture Thread 2007 on: December 05, 2007, 02:40:59 PM
Ours is still in progress.  My girlfriend is Japanese and hence it's her first time with a real (but fake) Christmas tree.  I'm not much better.  Pics to come later.
4629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going to Japan! What to do and who to meet? on: December 05, 2007, 02:38:39 PM
To be honest I'm not a huge fan of Japan.  Yes the women are what keep me here (my girlfriend being first and foremost!).  But I'm not a big fan of the food, or the temples or much else.  Don't let me discourage you though! I'm sure it's a great place to visit!  Tell us what you are interested in and perhaps we can give you some advice.
4630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 05, 2007, 02:35:06 PM
Well I'm 8 hours in and we've just left Midgar and Cloud is telling us about his backstory.  Quite good stuff-I can't remember any of it hardly!
4631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Culdcept Saga demo on: December 05, 2007, 02:24:17 PM

Quote from: KePoW on December 05, 2007, 06:05:30 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 05, 2007, 05:22:41 AM

Quote from: KePoW on December 05, 2007, 01:36:58 AM



that's not even mentioning that 50 bucks a year is nothing...

$50 a year for say 5 years (the life of a console) and that's over half of what your next console will cost.  Almost an entire console back in the last generation.

yeah...and over 5 years, that's nothing

No that's over half the cost of a new generation console.  I'm amazed that people won't buy a PS3 because they think it's $50 bucks overpriced.  Yet those same people (not necessarily you, Kepow) are willing to pay another $250 on top of the $400 they've already spent for the Xbox 360.  Madness I tell you!
4632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going to Europez on: December 05, 2007, 05:35:33 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on December 05, 2007, 04:27:36 AM

I was thinking of playing the Canada card.

That's fine-just don't screw it up for the rest of us real Canucks!  Mind your manners and treat the ladies well.  Oh and brush up on your Toronto Maple Leaf history.  A true Canadian bleeds blue and white-don't let those hicks out West convince you any different. smile
4633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Culdcept Saga demo on: December 05, 2007, 05:22:41 AM

Quote from: KePoW on December 05, 2007, 01:36:58 AM



that's not even mentioning that 50 bucks a year is nothing...

$50 a year for say 5 years (the life of a console) and that's over half of what your next console will cost.  Almost an entire console back in the last generation.
4634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free content will now be withheld from Xbox Live Silver accounts for a week on: December 05, 2007, 05:10:49 AM

Quote from: Brendan on December 05, 2007, 01:55:10 AM

People who are unwilling to pay $5 a month for gold access can, I suspect, wait 7 days to get a demo.

It could also be said that people who are dumb enough to pay for online content will....be content to know that they're getting something for their money?  Hmm that didn't come out the way it sounded in my head smile
4635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 04, 2007, 12:51:23 PM
Interesting. I was wondering if I should do that with mine.  Are the graphics any better at all?  The texture smoothing that the PS2 does helps get rid of some of FF7's warts smile
4636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 04, 2007, 12:16:22 PM
How do you take the screenshots?
4637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favourite videogame music? on: December 04, 2007, 09:37:02 AM
Oh I remember that Chrono Cross's music was brilliant.
4638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 04, 2007, 07:46:51 AM
I think we've already got a few blogs going around here don't we?  Godzilla Blitz is doing one of his playthrough of the entire FF series-in Japanese.  And someone else is doing one on all the RPG's for the Playstation!  To be honest, I'm having a hard enough time finishing the damn games without doing all that work on a blog! smile
4639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 04, 2007, 03:14:25 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 04, 2007, 12:13:23 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 03, 2007, 11:26:53 PM

Played about 35 hours of FF7, 30 hours of FF9, and about 40 hours of FFX.  I never beat any of them though.

105 hours of JRPG without finishing any of the games?  icon_eek



I think I'd rather shave my head with a cheese grater while chewing on tin foil.


Yeah it's pretty sad-talk about a waste.  I've done that with a lot of games actually.  30 or 40 hours in Chrono Cross-never finished it.  25 hours into Xenosaga-never finished it.  I managed to finish Ico because it was only about 10 hours!  I put about 17 hours into Okami and never finished it.  Talk about a waste of god damn time!!  The problem with RPG's is that once you step away for a while it's really hard to get back into it.  You forget the story and what the heck you're supposed to be doing.  You guys are right- four games in a month is a little bit much.  My goal for December will be to beat FF7 only.
4640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Four Final Fantasy's in one month? on: December 03, 2007, 11:26:53 PM
I have a confession-I have never actually finished a FF game.  I beat FF Tactics but I played with a friend.  Played about 35 hours of FF7, 30 hours of FF9, and about 40 hours of FFX.  I never beat any of them though.  I'm wondering if it would be possible to go through and beat them all in the month of December.  Is it do you think?  If I start over from the beginning?  I don't have a job so that will help.  On the other hand I don't want to be sitting in front of the TV permanently for a month.  Is it possible to rush through them without doing too much grinding and very few sidequests and finish them in say 30 hours or 35 hours?
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