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4761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: monster hunter: freedom 2 coming 09/07 on: September 07, 2007, 12:32:39 PM
I look at this game and think 'Pokemon for adults'.  Am I off base here?
4762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: September 07, 2007, 02:02:47 AM
Isn't Lost Odyssey out for the PC? or am I thinking of another game?
4763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: monster hunter: freedom 2 coming 09/07 on: September 07, 2007, 12:38:35 AM
Is there no love for this type of game on these forums?  I don't recall ever seeing anyone talking about it (I admit, I didn't do a search).  I've been checking out some reviews and it looks like it has a lot of potential.  Have you played it? What do you think?  I know that people go nuts for it over here in Japan.  Is this game even out yet in America?  Someone must have impressions!

*edit* oh and I read in a review that it now loads on the go so now loadtimes are minimal (non-existent?) so there goes one major complaint from the first game.
4764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fantasy Wars & Galactic Assault [TBS Fans] on: September 06, 2007, 11:55:29 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on September 06, 2007, 02:31:58 PM

I am curious why they should not be 3D? 

What's the point?  There's barely any animation and the game looks cluttered as hell.  I don't include CM because it's so realistic and there's no grid.  You're basically playing a real time game with pauses.  I don't know.  I played Massive Assault and futuristic one in America and it totally turned me off these style of games.
4765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So they're making us choose... on: September 06, 2007, 11:51:32 PM
Perhaps not-but it plays like a deathmatch game.  I don't recall much teamwork whatsoever.
4766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I just won the UK National Lottery!! on: September 06, 2007, 11:48:50 PM
Don't you guys have some kind of spam filters in your inboxes or something?
4767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So they're making us choose... on: September 06, 2007, 01:03:28 PM
Wow I just saw a video of teamfortress-looks like absolute crap in my opinion (although the video resolution was very low).  And didn't that sort of deathmatch gameplay die out at least 5 years ago?  Counter-strike, Day of Defeat, and Red Orchestra are the way of the future!
4768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fantasy Wars & Galactic Assault [TBS Fans] on: September 06, 2007, 01:00:33 PM
Meh from me.  Turn-based war games should not be 3D.
4769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bush Reveals the Newest Threat on: September 06, 2007, 12:47:37 PM
That was awesome.  Very professional.
4770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP 2000 Crisis Core bundle on: September 06, 2007, 12:02:37 AM
I doubt America even has the correct technology.  In Japan (in the big cities anyways) we have something called one seg which is a digital broadcast and the picture comes in clear as day.  It would be really handy to watch.
4771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: September 05, 2007, 11:57:17 PM
Not a day one purchase for me-I'll be waiting for the reviews.  But if they're good then I'll definitely be picking this one up.
4772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New iPods announced on: September 05, 2007, 11:47:37 PM
I think this is hilarious news!  I laugh at the early adopters.  Serves you all right for buying an Apple product.  I'm not sure why you are so surprised by this news.  Doesn't the fact that Apple obsoletes their Ipods every four fucking months give you a clue or something?
4773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your [other] hobbies on: September 04, 2007, 03:53:02 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on September 04, 2007, 03:24:54 PM



Learn Japanese - I would love to do this as I have an incredible fascination with Japan.  It's the home of Godzilla after all!  I would love to go there someday and if I ever decided to start dating again and remove my animosity towards women, it would be a beautiful Japanese woman to be the one to do it for me.

 



You'd be coming to the right place! I accidently gave myself whiplash today trying to look at all of the beautiful women at once!
4774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: From the 'DUH!' Files on: September 04, 2007, 03:50:45 PM
I read that today and thought 'you bunch of jackasses-why don't you go cure cancer or something?'
4775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 04, 2007, 02:11:20 PM
I'm still waiting for the game to arrive frown  Tomorrow, tomorrow!!
4776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where is your Armageddon Empires thread? Cause this game is excellent... on: September 04, 2007, 02:18:17 AM
Quote
UI Change

Cards drawn from the deck or added to the hand from a menu now always appear in the last visible slot on the right.

This one itself is more than worth it! Finally I can tell what damn card I've drawn! lol
4777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I don't have a (fill in the blank) console because.... on: September 04, 2007, 12:37:37 AM
I dont have any next gen system because:

1)They cost too much (waiting for a console to DROP to $400???)
2)I don't have an HD tv.  If I cant take advantage of the next gen graphics, why bother?
3)I just don't find myself playing console games much any more.  No time, too inconvenient.  The PC and PSP are getting all my attention now.
4778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football....First HUGE upset of the season on: September 03, 2007, 12:42:47 PM
So this would be like the Plymouth Whalers beating the Red Wings in the Stanley Cup final right?  Talk to me in language I understand people! smile  I really don't get how you Yankees go crazy over college football.  I bet you most Canadians couldn't tell you a single Canadian university football team if you asked them.
4779  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your [other] hobbies on: September 03, 2007, 12:38:01 PM
*study Japanese
*play some boardgames (Shogun, Heroscape, Battlelore (yet to be played)
*make models (havent done this in a while though)
*oggle every goddamn gorgeous Japanese girl I see walking down the street (this one keeps me busy, believe me you)
4780  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Font size on: September 03, 2007, 03:09:32 AM
Thanks for enabling that!  I see that Ceekay (in a perfectly appropriate manner) has already used it for his BSG conspiracy theory slywink
4781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football....First HUGE upset of the season on: September 03, 2007, 03:05:32 AM
JV?

Why are those two teams even playing each other if they're in completely different leagues?
4782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football....First HUGE upset of the season on: September 03, 2007, 02:23:43 AM
I know nothing about college football.  I just happened to see the last 2 minutes of the game on YouTube though.  Can someone please explain why this is an upset?
4783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post-Apocalypse Now (AE AAR) on: September 01, 2007, 01:30:46 PM
Ok next turn.  I'm going to keep moving my Infantry west because I'm hoping that abandoned town might have some resources for the to take advantage of or maybe some sort of squatters.  I right click on my unit and then click on their name to move them....





Doh! There's something there alright! But they aren't squatters!  Independents.  Some random warlords perhaps. You can see in the information box that they have three units and one terrain bonus. Doh doh doh!  If I had had a recon unit, I would have had it in stealth mode and it would have been able to move on.  Unfortunately my infantry don't have stealth mode so they're screwed.  Looks like I'm going to have to show you how combat works a lot sooner than I had hoped.

Combat!  I don't have any choice in the matter unfortunately-they attack me.  I do have initiative in this battle though which means that I get to make the first attack.

Attacking is fairly simple.  You just right-click on the unit you want to attack with, then click on "Combat Attack" and then click on the unit you want to attack.  Observe below.



I chose to attack the unit directly in front of me.  Could I have attacked the unit to my far right?  I honestly don't know-I haven't read the manual yet lol.  Anyways, he's the one we're attacking.  The tentacle beast has an attack of 4 and a defence of 3.  I have an attack of 3 and a defence of 3.  So he rolls 3 die and I roll 3.



Shazbot.  I roll a 2 in attack but he rolls a 3 in defense.  To make a long story short, I'm screwed.  I missed.  It's now their turn.  They roll to attack me.  They beat me by 1.  Now despite the fact that my unit has 4 hit points and I only lost the roll by one my unit was destroyed.  I'm not sure exactly why that is.  I'm wondering if it has somehting to do with the "Neuro Toxin 4" that you can see on the Tentacle Beast card.  Anyways that's it for me this round.  I have lots of action points because I had no units to use them with so I'm able to deploy my Grenadiers and I also draw another card which gives me some sort of Intelligence centre.

*edit* after some reading of the manual it appears that when a unit wounds their opponent with the neuro toxin attack, they automatically take off 4 minus whatever I roll for my resistance.  If you go back to look at the Imperial infantry card, you can see that their "resistance" is only 1.  Which means even if I would have rolled perfectly (with only one die) it would still have been 4-1.  So the orignal attack of one and then the extra 3 from the neuro toxin special completely killed my unit.  DOH!


4784  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Say hello to Simba's new little sister [56k asplosion of photos] on: August 31, 2007, 03:10:56 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 31, 2007, 02:53:57 PM

Quote from: Canuck on August 30, 2007, 11:29:03 PM

Well she's just the cutest little thing alright!!  But I personally think anybody who wants to have two huge dogs like that is crazy!  The first one must eat you out of house and home as it is! Are you by any chance one of those couples who has decided to forgo having kids and have dogs instead?  My aunt and uncle have done that.

We're not planning on any kids at the moment, and our dogs aren't necessarily an intentional test-run (even though they require almost as much responsibility), but we just enjoy dogs and love raising friendly, well-behaved animals.  It's very fulfilling and rewarding for us. 

Simba actually doesn't eat us out of house and home.  He weighs 85 pounds, but the puppies actually wind up eating more than adults during their growing phase, but once they reach full-size you switch to adult food and cut back the quantity.  Nala currently eats two full cups of dry food a day (1/2 cup in the morning, 1/2 at night), and she'll eat even more as she nears 1 year (as many as 4 to 5 cups a day), but once she reaches full size I'll have to cut back the quantity and change into an adult food or else you risk obesity problems.  Simba only eats 3 dry cups a day (1 1/2 in the morning and 1 1/2 at night), and he's fit, healthy, and never begs for food or scavenges off of Nala's leftovers.  It's misleading just how much a dog has to eat to remain healthy (many people wind up overfeeding their dogs, hence my in-laws' 120-pound lab/golden mix  icon_eek). 

The food isn't too expensive (we buy the Natural Choice Nutro line), it lasts a while, treats are given in moderation, and now that we have discovered a line of dog toys that are tested with tigers, we are even saving some money on replacing shredded toys because the new ones last so much longer.  So all in all the dogs aren't too terribly expensive (unless you factor in obedience training, boarding when we travel, annual vet bills, etc).  But even then it's not really that bad.  It costs me more time than money, and I'm okay with that.

Interesting-I love dogs but I think I love cats more.  They're so much less work!
4785  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Font size on: August 31, 2007, 03:08:57 PM
So we can change the colour of our font but we can't make it slightly larger?  Was it ever abused in the past?  I have to say this is the first forum I've ever been on that had banned font sizes!  My Armageddon Empires title looks pathetically small frown
4786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Metroid Prime Corruption impressions on: August 31, 2007, 02:56:59 PM
If the Wii's control setup is so great then why do you still need lock on?
4787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post-Apocalypse Now (AE AAR) on: August 31, 2007, 02:53:05 PM
Well I decided that I couldn't do both an AAR and teach how to play the game so for my DOD clans forum I decided that I would just do a quick guide.  So this place gets that too I'm afraid! Maybe I will be able to continue the AAR some other time.  Anyways!  This guide probably won't be much different than Bills except for the fact that his is far better written smile  I'm also only going to go over the first couple of turns I think.  It's just that initial hump that's a little difficult to get over.  Once you get going, it really isn't that bad.  After reading just part one and two of Bills blog I was good to go (all though I am still a total amateur and have a heck of a lot to learn-but at least now I know the basic mechanics).

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Ok here goes. *deep breath*  I start a new game.  I leave all the options as they are except I chose the "Imperial Starter Deck" and I choose "random" for both my opponents.  Now the game starts.

The first thing I have to do is set up my base.  So first all the teams roll for initiative.  Anybody who has played boardgames before will know what this means. I had no idea until basically a couple months ago.  What it means is that the person who rolls the highest number of symboled die gets to go first!  As you can see, I kicked some butt here.



Ok now I get to set up first.  I'm not sure what difference it makes because you only have a small area on the map to choose from.  What you have to do is take your "base tile" at the bottom of the screen and drag it to any one of the green tiles on your map.  See below for "dragging and dropping" smile



The next thing you have to is set up your base.  What you do is you take your Fortress card and drag it onto the tile that you just dropped.  You have no other choice for where it can go.  Again observe dragging and dropping.




Then you click on "start game" and the game generates a map (all you can see right now are white tiles).

Ok so now the game has started and I've got my base set up, so now what?  Well first we have to roll for initiative again to see who goes first (this will repeat every turn.)  Everybody starts out with three dice but what you can do is use some of your resources to buy more dice.



This will give you slightly better odds in the initiative roll.  Why would you bother doing this?  Well for one thing, sometimes it's better to be able to attack your opponent before he can attack you and secondly (maybe more importantly?)  The person who goes first gets 12 AP (action points), second gets 8 AP and third only gets 6 AP.  Almost everything that you do in the game costs AP so it can be quite important to win that initiative roll.



As you can see, I sucked quite badly in the initiative roll- d'oh!  Ok so my opponents go first, so now it's my turn.  So now what?  Well getting some darned units onto the map would be a start!  Don't think of this as a card game-think of this as a regular TBS game-with cards.  Once you get those units on the map you move them like you would any TB wargame.

If you look at the picture below, you can see that I have a few unit cards in my "hand".  In fact I believe I have 7.  Unfortunately you cant see them all at once-you have to scroll.  You can have up to eight cards usually.  Anyways I want to get those units out of my hand and into the map!  If you look at the side of the card, you can see some different coloured circles with numbers on them.  Those represent the resource cost to deploy the cards (you can see your resources along the top of your screen like in any RTS game).  Specifically those resource circles are: AP, Humans, Materials, Energy and Technology. All the cards are sort of "grayed out" which means that I don't have enough resources to deploy any of them at the moment.



NEXT TURN

Ok, finally I have enough resources to deploy a unit.  Bad luck with that draw-usually you can deploy in the first turn.  I would have liked to have gotten a recon unit but no dice.  Instead I'll have to use these Imperial Infantry.  When you hold the mouse pointer over the card, this detailed information will pop up:


It tells you everything you need to know about that unit.  So how do you deploy a unit?  Same way that we've done everything else so far.  You click and drag the unit onto your base.  You're not ready to go off fighting just yet, soldier!  First we have to put that unit into an army.  If you look at one of the pics with your base, you'll see a rectangular box next to it with the number "1" on it.  It should say "2" after dropping your unit onto it.  What you want to do is click on that box and that will bring up your army display screen with your unit in one of the boxes.  Click on "Create Army" at the top and name the army whatever you want.



Then all you have to do is click and drag (seeing a pattern here?) on your unit and drop him into the new army that you just created on the bar on the side!  Congratulations! You now have a unit who is good to go!



So you want to get out there and kick some alien butt?  Lets go!  This time, right click on the rectangular box and your unit's name should pop up (the Army name).  If the unit has stealth capabilities, you can spend one AP to get it to change into stealth mode.  Then right-click on the box again and right click on your units name.  Now you should be able to move the unit (only one hex at a time).  I'm going to head over to the west because I see what looks like an abandoned town.

I get half way to the town and....



Ooh! People!  Allow yourselves to be "saved" by the Empire! Come back to the fold!



Nice! So we just picked up 4 extra human resources!  That should come in handy.  Well my unit has moved as far as it can go.  There's nothing left for me to do now.  I have a little AP left over (it doesn't carry over from turn to turn) so I use it to draw another card and I get...



Oooh sexy!  These guys look like they'll have a little more oomph than the infantry will!  Hopefully next turn I have enough resources to deploy them!
4788  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Font size on: August 31, 2007, 01:11:16 PM
I just started an AAR on the PC forums and I wanted to make the Header a little larger than the rest of the post.  But I can't seem to figure out how to do this.  Am I going crazy or are we simply only allowed to post in one font size on these forums?
4789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Post-Apocalypse Now (AE AAR) on: August 31, 2007, 12:50:18 PM
300 years after Initial Contact...



Earth.  Nine billion people.  That was over 300 years ago.  There are slightly over nine million now.  The world as we knew it ended in 2025.  That was the year we made contact with an intelligence other than our own-or rather, they made contact with us.  In fact, contact between our worlds  had taken place long before we realized it-if you call 'obliteration' realization that is.

It was the Xenopods who found us.  It was the Machine who destroyed us.


The Xenopods are a parasitical, evolutionary species.  They use human biomass to birth and feed their young.  The young, xenogytes as they're called, devour the brain and then proceed to take over the body's central nervous system.  They may continue to consume the body but more often use it as a shell to further their evolutionary process.  The foundation of the Xenopod society is the Hive supported by the Queen.  A constant supply of biomass is needed to support the hatching of xenogytes.  The Xenopods had nine billion good reasons to come to earth.  They needed hosts with which to construct their army. They had been secretly establishing a foothold on Earth-the prelude to a grand invasion.  Before the Day to End All Days.  Before the Machine came.

We were not the enemy of the Xenopods-a race so puny and defenseless could never really be considered an enemy.  We were a commodity.  We were a resource to be used by the Xenopods to give them an advantage in the the war against their real enemy-the Machine Empire.  The two species had been warring perpetually for a millennium.  Allowing the Xenopods to gain access to such an important and abundant resource was not an option for the Machine.

A fleet of Machine Empire Superdreadnoughts folded into the edge of our solar system on November 11th, 2025.  They reached Earth 36 hours later.  In the blink of an eye, our fate suddenly changed from that of subservience to an alien Overlord to instant vaporization.  The Machine would not allow the precious resources to fall into the hands of the Xenopods.  Earth's cities were engulfed by nuclear hellfire and ray blasts.  No major population centre was spared.  But that was only the begining...


The Xenopods responded in force and for 20 years the battle raged on Earth's surface and the space above it.  Both sides established centres of operations on earth-visible and hidden.  The remaining scrags of humanity simply did their best to survive the onslaught.  Although 99% of the human population had been incinerated, the Xenopods still hoped to harvest DNA-and the Machine sought to prevent it. Finally, with the Earth nothing more than a war-scarred shell and with heavy casualties on both sides, both the Xenopods and the Machine simply...left.


During the war, the Xenopods began rounding up the remaining humans and shipping them to concentration camps for consumption or assimilation-or genetic experiments.  It was only after the war that the horrible truth became known.  During the war, the Xenopods had attempted to create human super-soldiers for use as cannon fodder against the Machine.  These creatures were composed mainly of human DNA with a few "additions".  Most retained their humanoid appearance although there were a few 'radical' experiments conducted by the Xenopods.  They remained subservient to the few remaining isolated groups of Xenopods until 150 years ago when they were finally freed from slavery by Ursius the Great.  They have slowly developed into a force to be reckoned with-a loose association of clans known as 'The League of Free Mutants".


And so for the next 300 years, Earth was in conflict between warring states.  Remaining pockets of Xenopods and the Machine fought each other and fought the Free Mutants for control of the last of the Earth's precious resources.  As dark as things were, however, there was one remaining hope for humanity.  One last chance to reclaim the planet.  What began as a seed-a ragtag group of resistance fighters-blossomed into a formidable empire-the Empire of Man.  The Emperor routinely sends forth his legions to gather the human survivors together and establish bases on the frontiers of the Empire. Each new day sees the Imperials working to reclaim territory from a bandit warlord, Mutant Clan, Machine Empire Citadel or Xenopod Hive.  Our goal is to reclaim what was taken from us, to crush the invader and the mutant under our boot.  It is God's will.  When the final shot is fired, only one faction will be left standing-the last of the Armageddon Empires.

     

         
4790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where is your Armageddon Empires thread? Cause this game is excellent... on: August 31, 2007, 12:48:16 PM
I had the demo sitting on my hard drive for about two weeks but i couldnt force myself to install it.  The website and the AAR on OO was just TOO MUCH.  You know how you look at something and your eyes just glaze over?  That's not a criticism against the game-some games just make for better AAR's than others.  Anwyays i finally installed the demo and did alright with Bills guide.  i bought the game right after that and I'm starting an AAR of my own (not quite so screenshot heavy as the AAR on OO) for my DOD clan forum.  Maybe I will crosspost it here. I took one look at the AAR on the OO page, saw 1500 different pics and my brain just shut down.  I'm trying to figure out how to make an AAR that is more accessible to the casual gamer.  I'm not quite sure if that's possible.  Anyways I'll go ahead and post my prelude (which is just a rehash of the info on the website) in a new thread.
4791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLM]NHL demo now up on LIVE on: August 31, 2007, 01:16:15 AM
We're against the sports forum.  This way it actually gets attention from other people and doesn't denigrate into a Devil/Lockdown/Starshifter thread smile
4792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Say hello to Simba's new little sister [56k asplosion of photos] on: August 30, 2007, 11:29:03 PM
Well she's just the cutest little thing alright!!  But I personally think anybody who wants to have two huge dogs like that is crazy!  The first one must eat you out of house and home as it is! Are you by any chance one of those couples who has decided to forgo having kids and have dogs instead?  My aunt and uncle have done that.
4793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: August 30, 2007, 02:30:26 PM
I was a bit put off by Gamespot's review of Bravestory New Traveller for the PSP.  I bought the game anyways so I'll see what's up with it.  Most fans were outraged though.  Makes you wonder what's going on at Gamespot.
4794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 2k8 - entire game video on 2khockey.net on: August 30, 2007, 01:21:50 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on August 27, 2007, 11:47:48 AM

http://www.2khockey.net/content.html


Oh, and one more year of those announcers and I may plead for deafness.



Take that back!! You can't talk that way about Bob Cole and Harry Neale?  Those two are Canadian Living Treasures!!  That hockey game looked like shit but as someone who has spent the past three hockey seasons in Japan, the audio was music to my ears.
4795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend me some PS3 games. on: August 30, 2007, 12:48:27 PM

Quote from: mikeg on August 30, 2007, 01:03:23 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on August 28, 2007, 11:21:15 PM

Quote from: mikeg on August 28, 2007, 04:09:50 PM

Quote from: Calvin on August 24, 2007, 07:22:52 AM

I really wish I could recommend more. MLB The Show is an outstanding game. Motorstorm has wonderful graphics and great gameplay, but not my type of race. I don't really like Resistance. I keep trying to like it, and I just don't-and of course the cross platform titles great elsewhere are still great on PS3. Really, we need more games anytime now.

This is my whole problem with the system.  NO games.  I have right now a deal to get one of these for $350 and I won't jump because there are no games now, nor in the near future that I can find.  Hell, everything that used to be solely for Sony are now 360 as well.  Really bummer.

I agree with you there.  My PS3 arrived Last Friday.  So Saturday I went online and downloaded all of the full game demos available on the PSN Store.

Motorstorm - Seems OK if I can find it cheap.  The game seems like it could be fun online but it's nothing spacial after playing Dirt on the 360.

Ninja Gaiden - Nice graphics but I've already played the Xbox version and I don't want to spend $60 to play it again.

F1 Racing - I had never heard of this game before downloading it.  Seems fun because I do like and follow F1 racing.  I might pick it up if I see it on sale.

Resistance - I have played this game before and I don't think the demo does it justice.  I plan on buying this at some point.

Heavenly Sword - Very short demo.  Seemed like a hack and slasher to me, but not as good as God of War.  Maybe a rental.

I bought the PS3 because i had some disposable income available and it was a nice deal.  But I just don't see the thing getting much use if I don't enjoy Warhawk that much.

Yeah, I hear ya.  I went ahead and bought it for $350 simply because I could not beat the price for a system that was never used by its previous owner.  Brand new.  Problem is, I don't know why I bought it.  I think in the next 6 months I might play 3 games on it.  Pitiful to say the least.  I may just turn around and sell it or trade it in for store credit and wash my hands of it for good.  So sad too because from the previous generation the PS2 was far and away my favorite. 

Pretty dumb move of me to buy the darn thing.  I just could not pass up the shininess of it.  Damn buyers remorse.  Oh well, I would rather spend $350 and be upset than $600.   Most amazing thing of all is how Sony screwed this up so badly.  Nothing against those who love it, but I just ain't seeing it.  If MGS4 and Killzone 2 suck, then you can just flush this system down the toilet as I see it. 

On the other hand, if you were to buy it two years from now, it would still cost about $350 but you wouldn't have hardware based emulation. It's not like it's costing you money to sit under your TV is it?
4796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want to kick all of your butts at Super Puzzle Fighter... PSN or Live for on: August 30, 2007, 12:44:32 PM
Am I going crazy here? Basically everybody in this thread voted for PSN but some how in the poll Live is ahead 12-3
4797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 has Gone Gold! on: August 29, 2007, 11:54:34 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 29, 2007, 05:59:15 PM

Quote from: Xmann on August 29, 2007, 05:49:56 PM

am i the only one with 0 interest in this game?

Nope.

Me neither.  On the PC Halo would be considered a mediocre shooter.  However our console brethern have lower standards  icon_biggrin

*edit* (when it comes to shooters that is!)
4798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want to kick all of your butts at Super Puzzle Fighter... PSN or Live for on: August 29, 2007, 03:34:05 PM
Is the 360's d-pad so bad that it can't handle a souped up version of tetris?  And wow I had no idea that this game was even coming out for the PS3!

*edit* oh and I suppose you should probably vote on your own poll! lol
4799  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japanese baseball on: August 29, 2007, 03:26:53 AM

Quote from: stiffler on August 29, 2007, 12:28:12 AM

The Atlanta Falcons trotted out a Japanese wide receiver last night.  Turns out they have colleges in Japan that play American football.  This blew my mind.

Actually the Americans barely beat the Japanese (23-20 in OT) in this year's American Football World Cup.
4800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Hands-on Questions on: August 29, 2007, 03:23:38 AM

Quote from: Graham on August 28, 2007, 08:47:23 PM

Quote from: Canuck on August 28, 2007, 06:19:26 AM

Quote from: Graham on August 15, 2007, 06:47:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 15, 2007, 02:52:08 PM

In the article you mention that there weren't any usable vehicles (other thsn a chopper you can get for a killing spree)- was that only for the  maps you saw or are there no usable vehicles on any map?

oh, and did they include smoke grenades, and if so are they as cool as they were in CoD2?

I talked to one of the developers about this.  There aren't going to be any usable vehicles in the game when it ships.  There might be an addition later or it might be something included in an expansion, but it won't be out of the box.

They had smoke grenades that looked really cool.  The stun grenades were even better though.  If you got hit with one, the entire screen went white, you'd hear a high-pitched sound, and your vision would slowly come back to you with a jerking effect as your eyes are trying to readjust to the scene.  Very cool.

Hardly an innovation.  We've seen that in Counter-strike at least since it came out for Source.
Did I ever say it was innovative?  It was something I just wanted to point out was there.  The implementation of it was very well done.

No-but you made it sound like it was the first time you've ever seen such a thing.  I think it's impressive as well-only I was impressed with it over two years ago. smile
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