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4721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeff Gerstmann fired from Gamespot for a review a publisher didn't like on: November 30, 2007, 01:27:55 PM
Link to the now deleted movie if you're interested in checking it out.

Tons of people are giving a score of one on Gamespot's site lol.  I can guarantee you that Eidos will not be happy about THAT publicity, whether things went down the way the Penny Arcade guys say.  I hope he got fired for the reasons stated because if he didn't I could see how someone might have a serious slander case on their hands.
4722  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 9/07) on: November 30, 2007, 03:10:56 AM
+1 to destructor for Dual Shock 3 deal
4723  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeff Gerstmann fired from Gamespot for a review a publisher didn't like on: November 30, 2007, 03:03:55 AM
Pretty messed up.  And I always held Gamespot in high regard (at least compared to IGN).
4724  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 - 1 million or bust! on: November 30, 2007, 02:35:06 AM
MGS has always been popular.  At least since the PSOne days anyways.  When it came down to which console you were going to buy (N64 or Playstation) you either went with Zelda or you went with Metal Gear Solid.  At least I did anyways!  People may not be so amazed with MGS now but way back in 1998 (or whenever it came out) it was the shit!!!
4725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Unreal Tournament 3-who's in? on: November 29, 2007, 12:17:32 PM
Any hype for this game?  I dont remember seeing any threads on it.  It's supposed to be released on December 12th.  Normally I wouldn't be pumped as I despise FPS games on the console, however we've FINALLY got a developer who is willing to include mouse and keyboard support.  I have given up playing the PC upgrade race but I still enjoy playing the occasional shooter.  My laptop runs HL2 decently with some of the settings turned down but I don't even bother to try the more recent releases.  I know some people refuse to entertain the idea of a m+kb in the living room but I have absolutely no problem with it.  I also like the fact that any mod for the PC should also work for the PS3.  I hope that includes full conversions!  Hopefully after Unreal 3, m+kb support will become standard for future games in the genre (and maybe other games, ie RTS).
4726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eye of Judgement - Booster Pack(s) on: November 29, 2007, 11:45:25 AM
I think they would have to prove that they actually sent you that much.  Which might be difficult because if they could prove it then they probably wouldn't have screwed up anyways.  You could always say you only received 3 booster packs-I don't see what they could do.
4727  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FT: Mass Effect (want it back!) LF: Assassin's Creed (360) on: November 28, 2007, 08:40:24 AM
Let me get this straight.  Not only are you giving your sister a USED present for Christmas, you're also trading it away for someone else to use before getting it back and wrapping it up? Interesting! smile
4728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 27, 2007, 11:27:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 27, 2007, 06:18:07 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 27, 2007, 12:46:19 PM

Anybody up for a multiplayer game?  I'm looking forward to trying out that side of the game.

I'm definitely up.  Maybe we can hook it up this weekend...Though you're like 10 hrs ahead or something arent you?

How about Sunday evening?  That'll be a Monday morning for me which is fine because I have no job right now smile
4729  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] New extended battery pack on: November 27, 2007, 11:21:36 PM
Well every old PSP should have an old battery still so I don't see what difference it really makes.
4730  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 27, 2007, 12:46:19 PM
Well I just finished the second mission of the German campaign.  What a fantastic little game! Best TBS game on the DS bar none in my opinion!! I managed to get a three star victory on the Norway campaign again but I came up just short on taking out all five coastal bunkers.  I should have:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Sent a larger force up the right hand flank of Norway and sent my navy up along the coast to take out that last bunker.

Anybody up for a multiplayer game?  I'm looking forward to trying out that side of the game.
4731  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Prediction: Wii Sells Even Less than the Gamecube on: November 27, 2007, 02:35:18 AM
We pay 25,000 yen for a wii which is approximately...$230 US. Oh and I can go into any store and pick up a Wii.  No waiting in line for me smile
4732  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony: "We Suck Less!" on: November 27, 2007, 02:31:16 AM
Things seem to be going well for the PSP.  I read in the newspaper today that the new PSP in Japan has sold a million units in...actually I'm not sure.  Two months?  Anyways they hit that mark faster than they did with the original PSP.  Not sure if it will ever be able to catch the DS but it's got a big black behemoth on their tail now.
4733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The greatest performance in the history of sports. on: November 26, 2007, 12:15:02 PM
Great race! It's more of a sport than F1 or NASCAR as far as I'm concerned.  My Dad is and my Grandpa was big into horses.  I think that my Grandpa might have had some connection to Secretariat as he had mares that were bred to the some of the big race horses.
4734  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies or Animes Like Mass Effect? on: November 26, 2007, 02:58:55 AM
Well I just ordered The Engines of God and the first two books of the Nights Dawn series from on Kevin's recommendation.  I hope they're good!
4735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World's fastest clapper. on: November 26, 2007, 02:38:40 AM
Christ that was fast! His hands were literally a blur!

Oh and a big LOL @ Ceekay.
4736  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marion Jones, Steroids, and me. on: November 24, 2007, 04:37:25 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 09, 2007, 06:39:32 PM

As my old shop-teacher used to say: If ONE OF YOU loses a finger, YOU ALL LOSE A FINGER!

As a student, that would give me nightmares for weeks.
4737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 24, 2007, 04:31:24 AM
By the way ATB, if you really like this type of game then I highly recommend checking out Matrix Games' Commander: Europe at War.  And by 'check out' I mean buy, since Matrix Games has their terrible no demo policy.  However if you're a fan of Panzer Tactics or Panzer General then I can pretty much guarantee that you will like this game.  It's slightly more complex (research is involved) and there are supply rules (cutting off an enemy means cutting of their supply) but it's still a really great 'beer 'n' pretzels' type game.  As the name suggests it's on a slightly larger scale (all of Europe) but the gameplay is still exactly the same.  One change I really love is the realistic oil supply.  Basically all of your units (except infantry) consume oil.  So if you build up a serious armoured force then you are going to be begging for oil.  And you can't just magically turn fame points into oil either.  The only way to get it is to capture oil fields.  Which means that as the Germans, instead of driving straight to Moscow as you might in any other game, you may choose to make a stab for the oil rich areas of Caucasus.  Or maybe try what Hitler did and try to accomplish both at once!
Anyways if you're looking for something more after finishing PT and you're not quite ready to dive into War in the Pacific then I highly recommend CEAW.
4738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 23, 2007, 11:34:04 PM
How did you do in the first mission by the way?  I managed to capture all the cities in 9 days without losing a unit.  I don't think I bought a unit either.  I was rewarded 3500 fame points for a total of about 4600.
4739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (COD4) Frustrated enough to throw controller through TV on: November 23, 2007, 11:30:50 PM
Maybe you should get another hobby?  Or attempt to become of real member of the real Mile High club!  Now THAT would be an achievement!
4740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 23, 2007, 12:17:52 PM
So basically only ATB, Godzilla Blitz, BlackJack and myself have the game?  Frogstar has it but it isn't his cup of tea. That's disappointing.  I was hoping more people would be getting this game.  I just finished the tutorials and am loving it right now.  FAR better than Age of Empires ever was.  Considering how shit the online matchmaking portion is it will be difficult to get much of an online community going I think.  Perhaps if more people get the game we could set up a Panzer Tactics ladder! smile
4741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 08 updates on: November 23, 2007, 01:20:39 AM
Nope no difference.  I still get disconnected from the EA servers.  Looks like I'm back to blaming EA again ><
Is there any way I could get this download from my computer?  Would it be possible for someone to download it and email it to me by any chance?
4742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 08 updates on: November 22, 2007, 10:33:41 AM
On the other hand, it could be my router.  But it's more fun to blame EA smile
I can plug directly into my PS3 right?  I'll give that a try tonight.
4743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 22, 2007, 09:06:15 AM
Well the game is looking pretty good so far! I'm still just going through the tutorials.  But the online part absolutely sucks.  The online community is small enough as it is but their poor implementation of matchmaking just kills any chance that it ever had.  Basically, if I'm understanding correctly, instead of finding an opponent and creating a game, you create a game and then try to match up with an opponent!  But the only way you'll be able to match is if you have the exact same game options!!!  That's just the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard and I think it will completely kill the multiplayer (unless you are playing with friends).
4744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NHL 08 updates on: November 22, 2007, 06:37:56 AM
I'm not sure if anyone else is having this problem but everytime I try to go online with NHL 08 (to grab the rosters or whatever) it tells be that I need to download an update first.  Well it's only 8 files but it takes FOR FUCKING EVER and of course for some reason my connection to EA's servers always gets disconnected at around file number three or so.  I don't know what's going but I'n sure those fucks at EA are involved somehow.  Is there anyway I can get this download directly off the net and then transfer it to the PS3 via USB key?  I've looked but I can't seem to find the files anywhere.
4745  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 9/07) on: November 22, 2007, 06:19:35 AM
+1 to Xmann for easy transaction for DualShock3
4746  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 21, 2007, 11:58:19 PM
Ok I've got the game and I've just set up the wireless connection.  It connects ok to the wireless but then it tries to update the game and I get an error.  I get....ooh oops! It works now!
4747  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Massive Stem Cell Research Breakthru! on: November 21, 2007, 01:27:56 PM
Sweet!! Just what the world needed-a great compromise.
4748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Come fold with us - team GamingTrend - 60205 (PS3 & PC) on: November 20, 2007, 11:25:02 PM
Dammit! I cant catch up to you ! Do you NEVER use your PS3?  I think I've surpassed TML by now.  And only in one week!
4749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GT Japan store on: November 20, 2007, 02:14:33 PM
Yeah I meant a PM.  I sent you a PayPal request Destructor.  As of now I'm going to be picking up two DualShock3's, both black unless I can't find any then I'll get whites instead.  I don't think it will be too much of a problem. I got unlucky and had to get a white for myself. I don't mind it actually. It makes it real easy to tell at a glance which is the good controller smile
4750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: November 20, 2007, 08:24:17 AM
My copy of the game is arriving tonight! It came this afternoon but I was out so they're going to send it again.  Unfortunately my girlfriend has my DS! But at least I can read the manual!
4751  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GT Japan store on: November 20, 2007, 08:12:18 AM
Hah well you can always find that if you look hard enough.  I don't know what shipping would be though.  From what I've read they usually just go to karaoke with you smile
4752  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: November 20, 2007, 05:07:57 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 20, 2007, 03:59:50 AM

Great review!  But I think ridiculous is spelled with an "i" not an "e".  In Canada anyways smile
4753  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GT Japan store on: November 19, 2007, 11:41:51 PM
Hey Destructor I just sent you an email.  Anyone else interested in getting a DS3 then let me know.  I'm going into Tokyo on Wednesday afternoon to pick them up and I usually only go in once a week if that.
4754  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT Japan store on: November 19, 2007, 04:20:24 AM
I don't know if there is much demand for this or not but if people are interested in getting import games/peripherals from Japan then I could probably hook you guys up.  I just had a seamless transaction with Kevin Grey and was pleased at how easy the whole thing was.  Now that I've dusted off my Paypal account I don't see any reason why I shouldn't keep on using it.  Basically if you want anything that I can walk into my local Best Buy (Bic Camera) and pick up then I can get it for you.  I suppose the big ticket items right now are DualShock 3 controllers.  I bought one for myself and Kevin yesterday and I am loving mine to death right now smile  Those controllers are going for $60 (regular shipping included) to the States if anybody is interested in playing with force feedback before Christmas!  Not a bad deal since they are going for $70 on Play-Asia.  I'm not sure what the shipping time will be to the States but I think the lady told me 7 business days so we'll see when Kevin gets it. I'd like to keep this as simple as possible so Paypal only.  I'd also prefer a transfer of Paypal funds because a credit card transfer would cost an extra 5%.

If you're interested in picking up any games or peripherals or anything then just give me a PM and I could try to give you a quote on the cost!

(oh and despite the title I have no association with Gaming Trend biggrin)

(oh and I realize this maybe should be in the Trade Forum but I don't actually have anything to sell right now so I just thought I'd let everyone know here)
4755  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: November 19, 2007, 01:48:00 AM
I noticed in the demo that there's an option to switch the language between English and Japanese although when I changed it to Japanese the bad guys just stopped talking.  Is this in the full game as well? Does it actually work? If so then I would just pick up a copy here in Japan.
4756  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 9/07) on: November 19, 2007, 01:12:52 AM
+1 for Kevin Grey for Dual Shock3, very speedy communication and payment! smile
4757  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Toy Home on: November 18, 2007, 03:03:07 PM
Well it ain't Gran Turismo but it is kind of a neat distraction.  Only 10 bucks.
4758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: November 18, 2007, 02:05:13 PM
I bought the last one today.  The last black one anyways smile  I live in Tokyo so it's relatively easy to pick them up.
4759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLM] Timeshift Demo now available on: November 18, 2007, 11:25:30 AM
I just played this demo on the PS3 and I thought it was fantastic! It does have a Halflife 2 feeling to it but I like the weapons a hell of a lot better.  Exploding crossbow bolts, grenades that stick to you and give out a shock before they explode, a real meaty shotgun.  And the destructible environments are fun too smile  I give this demo two thumbs up! I had a lot more fun with it than I did with the resistance demo.  Oh and the timeshifting was fun as hell too! biggrin
Oh and this game supports the DualShock 3's as well.  Maybe that's what made it so fun! smile
4760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Motorstorm on: November 18, 2007, 10:20:52 AM
Is there any way to manually change your name in the game?  In all my races I'm called Player for some reason.  When I had the demo it had my PSN name "Nexxsys" but now that I've bought the Japanese version of the game it only has "Player"
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