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5041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Thursday 3/15 Update? on: March 16, 2007, 11:45:47 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 16, 2007, 01:41:58 AM

I'm downloading the Hot Shots Golf 5 demo now from the Japan PSN. smile


I had fun but wasn't overly impressed by it.  Let me know if you thought the graphics were jaggy as hell because they certainly were on the television I was playing on.
5042  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Late to the Party- Sid Meier's Pirates for PSP on: March 16, 2007, 11:43:57 PM
Just ship batttles-a bit like that korean game WWII game we all played a little while back.
5043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Retailers Give Ultimatum to Sony PSP on: March 16, 2007, 11:39:43 PM
Well I think it's obvious that money is the big selling point.  In terms of games, the PSP is really coming into it's own.  I mean, I just posted about Sid Meier's Pirates which is more addictive than anything I've played on the DS so far.  That may change when Sim City comes out for the DS but we'll see.
5044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Late to the Party- Sid Meier's Pirates for PSP on: March 16, 2007, 02:38:46 PM
The game has multiplayer.  I just tried it out and I was able to create a game with myself and two bots.  Playing the single-player game is much more rewarding IMHO.
5045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: February 2007 Hardware Sales on: March 16, 2007, 01:05:26 PM
I can't believe that the PS2 sold almost 300,000 units whereas the Xbox only sold 500
5046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Late to the Party- Sid Meier's Pirates for PSP on: March 16, 2007, 12:50:12 PM
I ordered this from NWS Online in America along with Battlefront, Fallout Collection and Europa Universalis 3.  Sid Meier's Pirates was the first one I got into and unfortunately for the other games, it might be a long while before I break those open.  I'm just amazed at the wealth of stuff you can do in this game.  The land combat mini-game is deep enough for a game on its own.  This to me is a perfect reason to get a PSP.  The load times are fast as heck.  The graphics are beautiful and the options seem endless.  I play it at work during my breaks and it's a great game to only play for 10 minutes at a time.  It's absolutely recommended if you have a PSP.
5047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 UT2007 to support Mouse and Keyboard! on: March 16, 2007, 12:39:02 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 12, 2007, 03:21:06 AM

Quote from: Ridah on March 12, 2007, 01:24:54 AM

My question is, where the hell do you set the mouse and keyboard when your sunk into a couch?

TV Tray.

Or coffee table, or in my case, kotatsu.  I've got my laptop and mouse sitting on it right now.
5048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hot Shots Golf 5 on: March 15, 2007, 02:47:19 PM
Well it's out in Japan-I have no idea about the US.
5049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hot Shots Golf 5 on: March 15, 2007, 01:34:13 AM
Ahh whoops!  Technically though, I don't consider this to be much more of a sports title than Wii Sports is.
5050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hot Shots Golf 5 on: March 15, 2007, 12:36:12 AM
Anybody play this one yet?  I tried the demo the other day.  3 holes only.  I'm a huge Hot Shots Golf fan and I have Minna no Golf for the PSP.  Fans of the previous versions will surely like this game although to be perfectly honest, at first glance it seems to be more of the same with better visuals.  There are a few cosmetic changes that I noticed but not much more than that.
One thing I noticed-the game is pretty but jaggedy as hell!! I don't get how it could be so bad.  Was it the TV perhaps?  It was an HD tv although the numbers on the screen seemed a little strange.  At first it said 750p and then it changed to something like 1120p which I thought was a little strange since everybody usually talks about 720p and 1080p.
5051  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Any drawbacks to a Japanese PS3? on: March 15, 2007, 12:26:17 AM
I'm probably crazy but I'm wondering if I should pick one up sometime.  Right now there aren't really any games that are enticing me (although Minna no Golf/Hot Shots Golf) is always a blast.  Would there be much of a problem with getting a Japanese PS3?  Unlike in America there seems to be no shortage of the 20 GB models and they only cost 49,000 yen which is only $420 US.
I know I couldn't play my orginal PS and PS2 games but to be perfectly honest it's been a good 4-5 months since I used my PS2 and if I ever wanted to go back I could always drag it out again.  How about movies?  I heard that new movies now have the same region encoding as Japan-is this true?  Will older movies not work?  Any other problems that you people forsee?
5052  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP2 is coming? on: March 13, 2007, 11:57:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 13, 2007, 09:47:19 PM

Quote from: EvilHomer3k on March 13, 2007, 09:28:28 PM

If they can add a second analog stick and still allow PSP 1 hardware to coexist with PSP 1.5 hardware that's okay.  I don't want it to be a PSP 2, though.

Only one problem - where could you possibly put a second analog stick and still have the proper 'leverage' to hold the PSP in your hands?

Top right
5053  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Portable or Console- Which is Your Bigger Timesink? on: March 11, 2007, 12:41:55 AM
I'm currently playing exactly 0 games for my DS/PSP and 0 games for my PS2.  And it's been that way for a good two months now. I just ordered Pirates for the PSP so that should get some playtime as soon as it arrives.
5054  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] LittleBigPlanet on: March 09, 2007, 03:09:29 AM
I dunno about this game.  It hardly looks like a reason to buy a PS3 to me.  I'm the same as Misguided-I watched the entire movie (it was a damn long one) and I still have no idea what I was watching.  Is it made by the same guys that made LoccoRocco for the PSP?  Because it sure looks like the same game to me-it even has the same quirky music (which I admit I love).
5055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Absolutely Hilarious Video mocking Sony on: February 24, 2007, 11:59:40 PM
I thought it was fairly funny.  I wonder though how the singer is going to "play his Xbox 360" when it's probably been sent back to Microsoft with those red rings of death!  Perhaps he forgot to add in that verse.  icon_wink
5056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And the Lettuce is not so Sensuous on: February 24, 2007, 12:46:46 PM
Is it just affecting these forumites do you think??  Surely if the fail rate was as high for everybody else as it is for people in this forum then the newspapers would be screaming about it.
5057  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Damn you, Gary Grigsby! (World at War) on: February 20, 2007, 12:53:52 PM
I bought GG WaW a long time ago, played it for a bit and then put it down and never came back.  I love war/strategy games but this one just wasn't my style I guess.  I don't mind plunking down the dollars though.  The industry seems to be doing fairly well right now but it's hardly "thriving."  I consider it an investment to make sure I get more great wargames.
5058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Supreme Commander Demo - Impressions? on: February 19, 2007, 01:15:33 PM
By the looks of it, it's going to be the highest rated game that nobody likes.
5059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kojima - "Just pay to watch" So, like Metal Gear? on: February 17, 2007, 11:40:03 PM
Hey, where can I get one of those pet rocks...
5060  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout- Playing it through again for the first time. on: February 13, 2007, 07:43:33 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 12, 2007, 12:37:32 AM

I just installed Fallout 2 as well, did you see the trailer for a second Baldur's Gate?!  Wow!  Interplay is on a roll, with Black Isle Studios under their belt, the future sure is looking bright for these companies...time to buy lots of stock!

Not if I buy it all first!  You shoulda kept your hot tips to yourself! Mwhahahaha!
5061  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you smoke? on: February 06, 2007, 12:39:00 PM
Not looking to start a debate about the merits/dangers of smoking.  Just curious as to what the demographics of this forum are.  I'm gonna guess....30% of forum-goers smoke.
5062  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: final fantasy 7 on the psp. on: January 28, 2007, 01:14:07 PM
I curse anyone who is able to play FF7 on their PSP ><
5063  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Supreme Commander Gold!! on: January 25, 2007, 04:14:50 PM

Quote from: CSL on January 25, 2007, 04:51:05 AM

Quote from: Calvin on January 25, 2007, 03:31:29 AM

Quote from: SuperHiro on January 25, 2007, 12:42:57 AM

Quote from: JSL on January 24, 2007, 10:35:54 PM

Quote from: CSL on January 24, 2007, 02:57:21 AM

Thanks for that, really. I am still holding out for a $30 price. I love TA and it is probably my favorite RTS ever, but I have much less desire to play PC games these days, except for Indie and emulation.

That's about where I am.  I'm too busy not playing CoH in preparation for a matchup vs. Calvin.

I love SC, but I'll need to buy a dual-core CPU before I get it.

Seriously, you completely and utterly bailed on that game. I am still waiting-seriously lets set a date and have fun, I havent played in well over a month.

As for SC-I probably will pick it up at $40.

That was some shameful quoting:)
5064  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Europa Universalis 3 - Impressions on: January 25, 2007, 01:02:31 PM
I really enjoyed EU2. I wasn't that great at it but it was fun.  I'm thinking about picking up this one....
5065  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Glimmer of hope for the 360 in Japan... on: January 24, 2007, 04:42:16 AM

Quote from: Hetz on January 24, 2007, 03:15:45 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 24, 2007, 03:04:33 AM

Wow! They sold out all 24 copies?  Way to go MS!


Blue Dragon was MS big chance over there and after a large first week, it dropped like a rock. Gears of War will not be the savior for the 360 over there. They need to cut their losses and stop throwing away money by trying to force Japan to accept the 360 as a legit system as they do the Wii and PS3. It just will never happen.

Any hard figures on that?  I'd like to see them.  Not that I don't believe you, just I'm curious to see what kind of rock we're talking about.
5066  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hillary Announces White House Run. Oh God No... on: January 21, 2007, 09:57:15 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 20, 2007, 04:45:33 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 20, 2007, 04:41:59 PM

Well, it's not like people can say she would be worse than the last guy to hold the job.

I don't think anyone wants to test that theory.

And please, Bush the worst president we've had?  He's bad, but we have had MUCH worse.

Worse, yes.  He hasn't committed any serious felonies that we know of so he can't be the worst.  But the DUMBEST?  Most INEPT?  Well he pretty much takes the cake.
5067  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Japanese manual...need translation on: January 19, 2007, 01:29:20 PM
I could probably do a little better than 'tonari' but I would also need a higher res pic so I can read the hirigana as I know almost no kanji.
Stupid chinese characters!!!  They should all be banned.
5068  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I really WANT to support the 360... But its getting harder to/ on: January 18, 2007, 12:41:51 AM
Judging by the number of complaints on this forum I suspect that (for this forum at least) the fail rate might be even higher than 50%!
5069  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: On MLK's day, some thoughts about the dream on: January 16, 2007, 07:45:14 AM
Welcome to GamingTrend

LOL!  I like it too.

Also great pic Warning.
5070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Girl dies trying to get a Wii. on: January 16, 2007, 07:41:57 AM
Yes, she's hardly a girl.  She was a 28-year old mother and was not a victim of anybody.  Sure it was a stupid contest and the radio station will get whatever it deserves but at the same time nobody forced her to drink any water.
5071  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox 360 model confirmed by Paul Thurott on: January 14, 2007, 09:45:17 AM
So the price of a 360 goes from being $399 to $399+$300 for the non-gimped 360?  That certainly makes the PS3 look like a steal!  icon_smile
5072  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Okami-how far am I? on: January 12, 2007, 02:29:02 AM
I'm about 17 hours in and I just beat Orochi for the first (i assume there will be more) time.  Approximately what percentage complete am I?
5073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hellgate:London's multiplayer to be subscription based on: January 10, 2007, 02:39:57 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 10, 2007, 05:22:59 AM

Quote from: Canuck on January 10, 2007, 04:16:50 AM

Slippery slope. Fortunately you have a choice of not buying these games.

Which part is the slippery slope?

The part about paying for extra content from a game that is not an MMORPG.  People are arguing that a piece of horse armour and the entire multiplayer portion of a game are not related.  I don't see how they are not.  That is the whole point of the slippery slope-it starts out very small and easy to swallow.  If it had have started with a developer chopping off the entire multiplayer portion of the game we would have told them to go straight to hell.  But they started small.  Couple bucks for some armour, couple hundred points for some cheat codes, a few more bucks for a small, extra mission in a game.  Then it's 'off with the multiplayer'! And we say, meh well I wont pick it up first day.
5074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hellgate:London's multiplayer to be subscription based on: January 10, 2007, 04:16:50 AM
Slippery slope. Fortunately you have a choice of not buying these games.
5075  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Finished: The Greatest TBS of All Time on: January 08, 2007, 10:44:00 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 08, 2007, 02:57:41 AM

Advanced Wars Dual Strike.  29 Missions.  Amazing AI. Incredible unit variety.  Superb balancing.  Neat extras. Brilliant skirmish scenarios. BRAVO!


4. Can anyone think of a TBS game that is as good or better- on any platform?  I could toss in Disciples 2 (my all time favorite PC game) and HOMMIII (really my first TBS game), but the balancing and excellent AI of AWDS tops them all in my book.

You could try playing a real TBS game for instance.  My first recommendation would be Battles in Italy.  Almost as user-friendly as AW but fifty times as deep.  I liked AW2 but those annoying brats you had to listen to between every mission bugged the hell out of me.  So did the lack of air or arillery supply/enemy movement interdiction options smile
5076  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console Sales (Nov-Dec): 360 Triumphant, but Wii Wins the Hearts and Minds on: January 01, 2007, 10:36:36 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 31, 2006, 06:46:43 PM

2007 will be the Xbox360's year, mark my words. 

Be careful- Wilfred Laurier said the exact same thing about Canada and the 20th century. And look how that turned out.
5077  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So what game did ya get for Christmas? on: January 01, 2007, 10:26:49 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 30, 2006, 04:21:41 PM

Quote from: Calvin on December 30, 2006, 09:56:56 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 29, 2006, 07:33:48 PM

Quote from: Clay on December 29, 2006, 02:27:42 PM

I didn't get any.  For some reason, I really don't like receiving games as gifts.  I'd rather have something more personal -- or even better, get clothes so that I don't have to buy them myself.  There is something about clothes shopping that I abhor.

Go to a resale shop, you can get a whole bag of clothes for $10.00..  I would rather receive games or loot than something I can get almost free myself.

Come on man, are you kidding?

Heck no, why would I be kidding? I buy all my clothes at the resale shops, you can find some great stuff there, a lot of it with price tags still on them even.(assuming you have nice shops near you - we have 4 really good ones)  I couldn't imagine paying $30-50+ for a lousy shirt, thats just insane.

I always wondered how you could buy 150 games a month.  Still though, it's beyond ridiculous.  Even if they only cost $1 each the only way you could possibly even give each game a decent amount of attention would be if you lived in a world with 36 hour days and and had no job or wife or kids.  Your Christmas loot list is enough to even shame Hetz.
5078  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS Lite New Years sale- 85 bucks.. on: December 29, 2006, 04:42:57 AM an Akihabara duty free shop.  DAMN that is cheap for a DS Lite.  I'm tempted to go pick one (or three) up but surely they'll be all sold out.  Damn girlfriends.  Not only do they steal your DS Lites, they keep you in chains for 4 days during the New Year so you can't go buy another one for yourself ><
5079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tekken: Dark Resurection on PS Store on: December 29, 2006, 04:32:36 AM
Keep the half naked chick pics coming! smile
5080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Pirates win again on: December 28, 2006, 12:04:01 AM
Also what's the deal with movies being screwed?  I just watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica and it was fullscreen.  Why should movies be any different?I have 3.02 firmware.
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