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4881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the second coming.....Halo 3 is top of Japanese weekly sales!! on: October 04, 2007, 03:24:40 PM
Not to be a wet blanket or anything but 59k really isn't all that much.  Microsoft sure knows when to pick their release dates though! If they had had released Halo 3 only two weeks earlier, it wouldn't even have been a blip on the radar:

Sept 10-16
01. [PSP] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - 487,000 / NEW
02. [NDS] Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no Tankentai - 300,000 / NEW
03. [NDS] Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Yami no Tankentai - 269,000 / NEW
4882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pre-order stance actually hurt GS/EB sales? on: October 04, 2007, 12:00:04 AM

Quote from: Starshifter on October 03, 2007, 06:08:47 PM

You guys are unbelievable.  I have never had a bad experience at any Gamestops that I frequented.  I never had anyone in my face telling me to pre-order.  The most I had was "do you want to pre-order anything else" after I picked up my game.  I reply "no thanks" and he/she says "ok".  Nothing more.

As far as Best Buy, Circuit City and Targets go they are horrible for having new games anywhere near release day.  I have tried on several occasions only to have them tell me they sold out and check back next week.  F that.  And if they do have it you better damn well make sure you have at least 20 minutes to spend standing in line because out of the 12 registers only one will be operating at any one time.  Those stores suck to high heaven for buying video games.

And you are not "shackled" to your pre-order.  You can shift it to another game.  I've done this several times when other good deals pop up.  Case in point:  I pre-ordered Mario Party 8 at Gamestop.  Circuit City had it for $10 cheaper.  I bought it there and (star)shifted the pre-order to another game.  No big deal.

Like I said I simply like taking care of things ahead of time.  It's easier that way.  How is this so difficult to understand?

You're absolutely right Starshifter-it's everybody else who's wrong.  Roll Eyes
4883  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cinematographers: What's a raked/raking angle? on: September 29, 2007, 11:24:10 PM
I did a search on google and it told me that a "natural raking angle is 45 degrees to the ground surface" although I don't think it had anything to do with movies.
4884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: September 28, 2007, 11:22:21 PM
That looks awesome! I can't see any good reason to pick it up for the DS though.  Unless there are some significant control advantages anyways.  Being able to click on a unit with your stylus is not enough to top the sweet, sweet graphics of the PSP.
4885  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What Kind of Dumb S#!% is this? on: September 27, 2007, 11:40:20 PM
I never understood people complaining about so many good games at once.  WTF difference does it make?  It's called don't buy the game until you're ready to play it.  It's not like they're only available for a week people.  Besides, if you wait you can always get a cheaper used or even new copy.
4886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Next up for sodomy: Knight Rider on: September 27, 2007, 11:28:25 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 27, 2007, 03:05:02 PM

If only it could be as good as that show Viper from the mid 90's.  slywink

Hey I enjoyed viper!
4887  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Party like it's 1976!!!! on: September 27, 2007, 03:34:22 PM
Ahh so he did! But he didn't make his own thread-this is definitely thread worthy.  Sorry about being a little behind the ball-I am in Japan after all icon_biggrin
4888  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Party like it's 1976!!!! on: September 27, 2007, 01:58:40 PM
The loonie rose nearly half a cent, trading at $1.001 (U.S.) from yesterday's close of 99.58 cents.
Globe and Mail

W00t!! Start buying everything from the US!  The first time in my life that the Canadian dollar has been higher than the US dollar!
4889  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fish! on: September 27, 2007, 02:47:26 AM
Well I got my tank all set up yesterday.  Let me tell you, putting together a filter when you've never done such a thing before and with Japanese instructions is not easy!  I just bought two zebra danios this morning to get it cycling.  Eventually I will get more fish and plants.  I will update this thread again when I add more to the tank.

4890  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: September 27, 2007, 02:30:07 AM
I did it! Absolutely shocking!
4891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is Halo 3 Breaking records on your 360? on: September 25, 2007, 10:35:10 AM
LOL everyone is playing Halo 3 and Hetz is playing Halo 2?  That guy's always gotta be different.  slywink
4892  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fish! on: September 25, 2007, 05:27:19 AM
I've just had the sudden urge to get a fish tank.  Strange how these things come and grab you like that (last one was a watch).  I know we have some fish tank experts on here so I'm looking for a little advice and LINKS!  I'm not going for anything big here.  Today at the pet store I found one of those "fish tank set" deals where you (seem to) get pretty much everything you need to get started.  The only problem is that I have no idea what to do and everything is in Japanese so that isn't going to be much help. 

What I've got my eye on right now is just a small tank.  It's 22L and comes with (I believe) a filter, light, etc for about $100 US.  I'm just looking for something simple and easy to maintain.  I'll be sticking with freshwater fish and nothing too expensive (fish wise).  What I want are some interesting fish (a little more varied than your common goldfish) and I'd like to get variety-so what kind of fish go well together etc.

If you guys could impart whatever knowledge you know about how to get a fish tank started (you gotta let it cycle for a couple days right?) then I would really appreciate it!  And if you know any good fish tank sites for complete noobs then I would really like to see them! Thanks!
4893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 Impressions (No Spoilers) on: September 25, 2007, 05:12:57 AM
What's this "Halo 3" you speak of?
4894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 24, 2007, 11:39:26 AM
Well I finally got through it.  Everybody is now level 11 and 12 so I dont know if that was too low or not.  The counters were the worst part.  I could hardly attack in some places because i would get countered which would take off at least a 1/3 of my life and then on the enemy's turn they would gangbang that person.  Gotta hand it to the game-it definitely knows how to go after the weakest link.
4895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 24, 2007, 11:16:47 AM
It's not that im weak.  Not really anyways  I mean most of my guys are level 10 or 11.  I have everybody at full health but they manage to get in on one guy.
4896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 24, 2007, 11:15:15 AM
For fuck sakes four times now.  My archer wasn't as protected as I though.  I was kicking ass again too.  You cannot imagine how much I am hating this fucking "everyone must live" shit.
4897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 24, 2007, 10:11:50 AM

Quote from: warning on September 24, 2007, 03:30:34 AM

I'm still working on that mission Canuck.  Third time's a charm... hopefully.

Well third time wasn't a charm for me. FUCK.  Looks like I am going to have to start taking advantage of that game's quicksave function so i can quickly get back into the game whenever I make a stupid fucking mistake.
4898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 24, 2007, 09:05:45 AM
Can anyone help me with my questions? (See above)
4899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 24, 2007, 09:03:00 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 24, 2007, 06:07:16 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 24, 2007, 05:04:59 AM

I know chick did finish it in one night.  He's on my friend's list and I saw him playing the whole thing for all afternoon and into the wee hours of the morning yesterday.

Hence one of the reasons the asshole thinks the game is repetitive. That's why I don't grind through games, they ALL seem fucking repetitive when played that way. Try gorging the food you order at a restaurant down in 5 minutes and see how enjoyable the meal turns out to be, you know?

I'm sure we'll be seeing a record number of trolls bashing the game just to be part of the minority in an attempt to get some attention.

I'm sure you rushed out and bought Heavenly Sword then since it was such a nice small treat to be enjoyed over multiple sittings.  I don't recall anybody saying 'but you're not supposed to play six hours all at once!"
4900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 23, 2007, 11:55:03 PM
Arrgh I don't like those 'everyone must survive maps'.  I was totally kicking ass on one map-killed everyone except for the main boss.  I made a mistake and moved a guy up to try to finish off the boss but he couldn't kill him.  The counter took him down to 4 and on the next turn he killed my guy-game over.  That was a waste of 20 minutes. 

Counter's happen too often (everytime?) in my opinion.  I think I liked it better when you didn't know if there was going to be a counter or not.  And even if it did happen, there was no guarantee that they would hit.

I have a couple of questions.  I notice that some of the spells have CMD and REV in their little description box.  What the heck do those things mean?  And what does "rarity" mean?  I don't think the manual explained it.
4901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeanne D'Arc Impressions on: September 23, 2007, 03:18:13 PM
Ok got the game! Am really liking it so far! Not loving it yet but I'm only 2 hours in.  Seems like a really decent SRPG.  The graphics are beautiful-I think im gonna get a rude awakening when Final Fantasy Tactics is re-released.  Nice to see God back in RPG's as well smile
4902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally!! on: September 23, 2007, 02:17:32 AM
The games are in my hands!!! Finally I'll have something to contribute to the Jeanne D'Arc thread-I'll just have to go dig it up! dude
4903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally!! on: September 22, 2007, 11:01:51 PM
My anger at Canada Post forced me to go ahead and do my first photoshop pic (not actually photoshop).  Not too bad for an amateur if I don't say so myself!  icon_biggrin

Ok it needs work.

4904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] ARGH I GIVE UP - Sending it in AGAIN on: September 22, 2007, 03:18:52 PM
I hear those PS3's are pretty reliable smile
4905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Finally!! on: September 22, 2007, 09:49:35 AM
My games came in the post today! (Only took almost an entire goddamned month, Canada Post how did you send them, in a fucking CANOE?)  Unfortunately I wasn't in so they're coming again tomorrow (Sunday) morning.  Which one should I break into first?  I'm not going to start one until I finish the other.
I got sent over to me both Jeanne D'Arc and Brave Story: New World Traveller.  Which one should go into the PSP first?
4906  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Populous is coming to the DS! on: September 21, 2007, 02:41:00 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 20, 2007, 09:30:25 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 20, 2007, 03:44:53 PM

Playing Populous now would be pretty boring.  Unless they did one of the sequels, which might be fun since I never played them.

Many would say the same for SimCity, yet the DS version sold well enough that they're dipping into the game game well again.

Yeah except for the fact that SimCity for the DS was crap and people were either disappointed or didn't buy it.  Any search of these forums will back that up.  I think there was maybe one thread on it?
4907  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who doesn't care about Guitar Hero/Rock Band? on: September 21, 2007, 02:38:31 AM
I suspect I am in the minority here-although reading this forum makes me feel like I am literally the only one who has no interest in playing these games.  I just don't get it.  Is it the music? Is it for the perfectionist in everybody?  I never really thought Dance Dance Revolution was all that great either so maybe it's just me.  Anyways I'm happy that I won't have to spend almost as much as a new console is worth to get a couple of "great" games in the future.  icon_biggrin
4908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Home on: September 21, 2007, 02:32:34 AM

Quote from: KingWank on September 21, 2007, 01:55:39 AM

Isn't that the point though?
Games aren't productive, they're a waste of time in general.

It's a free service.  If you don't like it, don't use it.  This isn't a replacement for the XMB.   If you chose simplicity then, there ya go.
Some people will completely dig Home though. 
If it wastes 20 seconds of my time while I wait for some friends to hop on Warhawk or UT3 I got my $0.00s worth.

I never understood why people hate on Home.  It's like being offered a bag of Cheetos and instead of saying no thanks, shouting "Cheetos Suck!!"


People just like to hate on the PS3.  I've never seen so many people upset that Sony is bring back the rumble feature.  Some people just like to complain.
4909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / TGS trailer impressions?? on: September 20, 2007, 11:54:30 PM
White Knight looked fairly bleh, but Little Big Planet looks quite awesome.  It looks like you'll be able to create your own "maps" and then upload them and share with other users.
WTF was the Yakuza trailer?  That was not what I was expecting. Isn't Yakuza like a Japanese GTA?  I'm not sure I want to play in the year 1605-they have other games of that type already!
4910  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Want to learn a foreign language for free? on: September 20, 2007, 10:48:16 PM
I like the conversations they have.  It'd be a good way to practice my listening!
4911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP wheres the 2nd nub? on: September 20, 2007, 02:56:42 AM
Or you could just not play FPS games on your PSP.  I don't have a single PSP FPS shooter and I don't plan on ever owning one (although SOCOM 2 demo was pretty cool).  I won't ever buy a FPS for a console for the same reason.
4912  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hillary's legal mandate for health insurance- WTF?!?!?!? on: September 19, 2007, 01:23:29 PM
I wonder what our universal healthcare costs us Canadians per year.  Whatever the cost, I'm glad I don't live in a place where I'm forced to fend for myself.
4913  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sam's, Costco, or BJ's on: September 18, 2007, 02:52:54 PM

Quote from: GGIronSkull on September 18, 2007, 04:31:56 AM

BJ's always get my vote

oh...stores?  Costco smile

Doh! Someone beat me to it  icon_frown
4914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oh Snap! Phantom Hourglass is just 2 weeks Away! on: September 18, 2007, 09:26:14 AM
I've got it-it's good except my copy is in Japanese which makes it a little difficult to play smile
4915  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We are not hardcore enough on: September 18, 2007, 02:18:47 AM

Quote from: Teggy on September 17, 2007, 05:59:22 PM

This has happened a number of times in Asia.  Something wrong is going on over there.

Something such as 3 day gaming binges perhaps?
4916  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass on: September 18, 2007, 01:16:57 AM
Doh he died!?  That sucks. I got to about book 6 or so before I finally gave it up.  He just dragged it out way too long.  He should have ended it earlier and taken the time to enjoy the millions he made off of us by dragging it out so long.
4917  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up PS3/PSP games list for possible TGS on: September 16, 2007, 01:47:28 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 16, 2007, 11:25:44 AM

I think it's more a problem of paying to get there.  Flying to Japan isn't cheap.  Would love to get a GT reporter out there, but that'd require a lot of fundraising on our part.

Well I could fly I suppose, but it's really a lot easier for me to take the 20 minute train ride into Tokyo.  icon_biggrin

Ooh I just found out that it costs less than $10 bucks to get in on Saturday and Sunday!  Curse my working schedule!! I have to work on the weekend frown
4918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up PS3/PSP games list for possible TGS on: September 16, 2007, 11:11:22 AM
Can anybody go to TGS?  Or do you have to be an industry insider?  I would go if it was open to the general public.
4919  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IGN gives Eternal Sonata an 8.3 on: September 16, 2007, 11:06:45 AM
Wow I want this game!!  I'll be getting the improved version for the PS3 though (when I do end up getting a PS3 that is).
4920  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up PS3/PSP games list for possible TGS on: September 16, 2007, 11:05:06 AM
Oh and PSP Hot Shots Golf 2?? I am SO there day one.  Please god tell me that it has infrastructure multiplayer PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!
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