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5081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP demos? on: December 13, 2006, 12:39:17 PM
I played it.  I don't know what I thought about the game but I loved the music! I guess I must be living in Japan for too long.  Strangely enough I'm having a tough as hell time downloading anything from the American Playstation site.  After clicking on "Games and Demos" or whatever it takes me to a screen with a blue background and a PS symbol in the upper right corner with the current time but nothing else!  Am I missing some important drivers or something?  I have Javascript turned on and I have Flash turned on but I'm not seeing anything.
5082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP demos? on: December 13, 2006, 10:45:23 AM
Well I just got my now un-bricked PSP back from Sony (actually got it back a while ago but it was at the girlfriends). It's updated to 3.01 firmware.  I think I'm going to update it every time there's a new firmware release to keep me from being tempted to downgrade smile  Do the North American PSP's have the Portable TV option?  Mine does but it takes me to a Japanese site.  Great if I want to download Japanese idol videos for 105 yen a pop but I'd like to try some english stuff.

Also, where are all the PSP demos?  For some reason I had the idea that there were going to be tons of them but I'm having difficulty finding more than a couple.  I tried WTS Soccer 06 and found that to be a TON of fun.  I don't know if I'll get the full game but for the price it was certainly worth the download!!

So can anybody hook me up with some demos other than Lemmings, WTS 06, Moto GT, Ridge Racer or Loco Roco?

As an aside, I saw a demo of Jeane D'arc at BicCamera today.  I could have bought it for $35 but didn't think there would be any point since my Japanese knowledge hovers slightly above zero and my knowledge of kanji is even worse.  It looks friggen beautiful on the PSP though.  And if I didn't know better I could have sworn that I saw a Disgaea:Portable game for the PSP.  I had no idea that such a thing existed
5083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medieval 2: Total War on: December 13, 2006, 08:47:55 AM

Quote from: Calvin on December 12, 2006, 01:39:49 AM

Hey guys,
the hype for this game seemed to die down very quickly here at GT.


I think most people are waiting for the bloody patch to be released before they keep playing.  I know I am anyways.
5084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP System Software Question on: December 11, 2006, 01:55:08 PM
I heard that updating screws up the PSP's ability to play full screen movies off of the memory card.  Well to say "screw up" would suggest that it was accidental.  I think Sony purposely borked it.
5085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This might be a bit early, but, any Medieval 2: TW mods out there yet? :D on: December 10, 2006, 02:47:21 PM
btw Turtle we registered the same day.  You've been a more prolific poster though smile
5086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This might be a bit early, but, any Medieval 2: TW mods out there yet? :D on: December 10, 2006, 02:43:38 PM
I just want them to get the damned patch out!
5087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops on: December 09, 2006, 02:19:24 PM
So, does the PSP finally have a 'killer app' ?
5088  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: apocalypto, mel gibson's latest on: December 09, 2006, 02:14:19 PM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on December 08, 2006, 02:40:45 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 08, 2006, 01:27:38 AM

Hey don't say any bad things about Last of the Mohicans!! I love it.  The Directors Cut was a waste that added nothing of value I thought.  Can any of you  name a better movie about the 7 Years War in North America?

Can any of you name another movie about the 7 Years War in North America?  icon_wink


Exactly!!! Beggars can't be choosers.
5089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Sales Numbers for November on: December 08, 2006, 02:16:42 AM

Quote from: Graham on December 08, 2006, 01:50:11 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 08, 2006, 01:12:51 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 08, 2006, 12:21:15 AM


Quote
PS2 664K
REPLACEMENT UNITS for dead PS2s.  Well, that and Kobra buying his.


Quote
360 511.3K
I suspect that we'll see this number rise before the end of the year.  Last second "OMG, I can't find a PS3 or Wii!" purchases.

Hello Xbox bias anyone?  The PS2 is still oustandingly successful and that is simply chalked up to 'replacement for dead PS2's' ?  Judging by most of the complaints on these forums lately I'd have to say that it's the Xbox 360 that has inflated statistics due to breakdowns!  Perhaps it says a lot that people would rather replace their PS2 than buy an Xbox.

As for the PSP, I dunno it's doin ok.  Obviously Nintendo is kicking it's ass but it's not too far behind the PS2 and Xbox 360 in sales.

Cut the crap with this "Xbox bias" BS.  Hello PS2 bias?  Remember this?

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,14916.msg186034.html#msg186034

It seems you have an issue when someone prefers the Xbox to the PS2.  You're more guilty of bias than those you are calling out.


LOL Graham has that been burning up inside of you for the past four months?  I'm glad you were finally able to get it out of your system.
5090  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: apocalypto, mel gibson's latest on: December 08, 2006, 01:27:38 AM
Hey don't say any bad things about Last of the Mohicans!! I love it.  The Directors Cut was a waste that added nothing of value I thought.  Can any of you  name a better movie about the 7 Years War in North America?
5091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot/Gamefaqs forum on: December 08, 2006, 01:21:23 AM
Actually yeah I was posting in the General forum for the PSP.  I think it would be best to avoid the general forums for ALL of the consoles as they seem to attract the idiots who have nothing better to do.
5092  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Line for BD in Japan...world ending soon on: December 08, 2006, 01:18:01 AM
Do we know that they were all lining up for Blue Dragon?  According to the article on Kotaku, a Gundam game and Ryoku (something) 2 were also being released today.
5093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Sales Numbers for November on: December 08, 2006, 01:12:51 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 08, 2006, 12:21:15 AM


Quote
PS2 664K
REPLACEMENT UNITS for dead PS2s.  Well, that and Kobra buying his.


Quote
360 511.3K
I suspect that we'll see this number rise before the end of the year.  Last second "OMG, I can't find a PS3 or Wii!" purchases.

Hello Xbox bias anyone?  The PS2 is still oustandingly successful and that is simply chalked up to 'replacement for dead PS2's' ?  Judging by most of the complaints on these forums lately I'd have to say that it's the Xbox 360 that has inflated statistics due to breakdowns!  Perhaps it says a lot that people would rather replace their PS2 than buy an Xbox.

As for the PSP, I dunno it's doin ok.  Obviously Nintendo is kicking it's ass but it's not too far behind the PS2 and Xbox 360 in sales.
5094  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamespot/Gamefaqs forum on: December 07, 2006, 01:08:54 PM
Just curious. Have any of you ever participated in that forum and not walked away feeling stupider for it?
5095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Firmware 3.01 is now emulated with Devhook 0.51! on: December 06, 2006, 03:47:46 PM
Hmm I dunno about that.  But they told us that it would be totally updated to the latest firmware.  My girlfriend still has it at her place so I havent had a chance to check it out yet.
5096  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Japanese Wii Safety Manual on: December 06, 2006, 03:37:56 PM
I don't doubt that it's real.  You should have seen the manuals I got for my Sony NHD mp3 player and my bicycle.  Both contained a plethora of pictures of the absolutely worst, most tragic things that might happen to you if you used the products.  They were hilarious.  I think I took a pic.  I'll see if I can find it.
5097  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The f-word on: December 06, 2006, 03:31:53 PM
I tend to be middle of the road. I don't usually use it in normal conversation but sometimes just to spice things up.  When I'm playing sports or FPS games then that's a whole different ballgame.  In sports I'm swearing at myself and in FPS games I'm swearing at people that kill me.
5098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Firmware 3.01 is now emulated with Devhook 0.51! on: December 06, 2006, 12:34:11 PM
Well I got good news back from my girlfriend tonight!  Sony just sent back a fixed PSP.  It only took about a week and a half.  I chafe at those buggers for ripping me off everytime I buy a Sony product but I have to give them credit for fixing free of charge the PSP that I bricked by trying to install illegal software!  I'm not going to push my luck anymore-no more firmware rollbacks for me! Give me 3.01 any day baby!  icon_biggrin
5099  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill Harris, WE GET IT - you hate Sony (Dubious Quality) on: December 06, 2006, 03:53:44 AM
Well Bill must be reading our thread according to one of his latest posts.  Dont worry Bill! I still loves ya!
5100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - 12/03/06 Edition (VERY 56k UNSAFE!) on: December 06, 2006, 03:50:36 AM
DAMN! I loves me Japanese girls.
5101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Firmware 3.01 is now emulated with Devhook 0.51! on: December 05, 2006, 03:06:25 AM
Bah the last time someone made a post like this I ended up bricking my PSP! >.<  I'm hoping that Sony is going to fix it for me.
5102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSX games up at NA PS3 store on: December 05, 2006, 03:04:20 AM
Wow can you imagine being able to play FFVII and Chrono Cross on the PSP?? That would be unbelievable.  The PSP would go from having almost no good RPG's to having a ridiculous amount of beautiful looking (for the PSP or DS anyways) RPGs just like that!
5103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why we game (Okami related) on: December 05, 2006, 02:57:13 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on December 05, 2006, 01:17:46 AM


I love the way the brush feels in Okami.  It makes me feel all artsy biggrin  I spent about 20 minutes making a sweet Imp mask!



LOL so did I!
5104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] FF7: Crisis Core TGS Trailer on: December 01, 2006, 11:25:42 PM
So it's gonna be real time a la FFXII??
5105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I think this console generation will be exceptional. on: December 01, 2006, 03:18:34 AM
Well I'd certainly HOPE so!  It would be a shame to take a step backwards.  Your summary makes me want to read an animated cartoon involving the three consoles.  It would be fun to watch the PS3 plotting and scheming against his hated enemy the Xbox 360 in the land of Microsofistan.
5106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: They took tackling out of Madden? on: December 01, 2006, 03:14:20 AM
I think he was refferring to EA in general, not just Madden.

Mr Gellar, meet NBA 2007.  I don't believe you two have met.
5107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespots New PS3 Page on: December 01, 2006, 01:26:22 AM
lol me too! That's great.
5108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's The End of November: What's your GOTY? on: November 29, 2006, 03:04:36 PM
Has anyone mentioned Okami yet?
5109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I'm surprised at how fun the Lost Planet MP demo is... on: November 29, 2006, 09:31:24 AM
Looks like a darn good game.  First one so far to make me wish I had an Xbox.
5110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Will the 360 Become a Respectable RPG Console? on: November 29, 2006, 09:29:34 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on November 29, 2006, 06:27:15 AM

The Xbox is already a very respectable system for RPG's. There are actually some gamers out there who don't care about JRPG's.

A respectable system for RPG's that you can already play on the PC with better controls and graphics.  Other than that it doesn't have much.  I didn't really recognize any of those games listed in the first post but it certainly looks like a long list!
5111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is WRONG with people?! Woman microwaves her baby on: November 29, 2006, 05:35:13 AM
Maybe she was concerned about contacting some sort of food poisoning.  I left my chicken curry leftovers out last night so I gave it a real good nuke this afternoon for lunch.
5112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill Harris, WE GET IT - you hate Sony (Dubious Quality) on: November 28, 2006, 01:32:50 PM

Quote from: Arkon on November 28, 2006, 01:17:13 PM

You know, in the end, it is a BLOG.  He isn't writing for a gaming site, or any particular audience for that matter, he writes because he enjoys sharing his thoughts and opinions.  If you don't like it, don't read it.  I personally look forward to reading new entries at his site, including his stories about Eli.

The way I look at it, as a blogger he's free to write about whatever he wants to.  And as a reader, I'm free to complain about whatever I want to. smile
5113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 and used games on: November 28, 2006, 10:42:41 AM
I remember a few months ago reading horror stories about how Sony was going to make it so that only the original purchaser of a game would be able to play it on their own PS3.  So now that the PS3 is out, for those that bought it, is there any indication that you won't be able to resell your game once you tire of it?  Or were those reports all fearmongering?
5114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Manufacturing costs down. What should MS do about it? on: November 28, 2006, 05:38:40 AM
Err I think one of those two options would just be plain silly.
5115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill Harris, WE GET IT - you hate Sony (Dubious Quality) on: November 28, 2006, 02:30:04 AM
I really enjoy reading Bill's blog.  I check it every day basically.  But I disagree with a lot that he says.  First of all-I'm tired of the Sony bashing.  Who knows, maybe he will be right.  Who cares though?  You don't need to repeat it every single fucking post.  Secondly he's always going back to something he predicted previously to show how always right he is but he also sweeps things under the rug as Kobra said.  Paraworld was supposed to be the second coming of RTS Christ.  Thirdly, I'm tired of reading about his goddamn kid.  I suppose many of you have children as well and enjoy the anecdotes but all I care about are the games. And speaking of which, I'm tired of basically everything in there that isn't game related.  All those links, and stories from readers etc etc etc. I don't give a shit about readers stories.  Anyways it's his blog so he can write whatever he wants I guess.  It's just a shame that it wasn't more game related because he very often has a lot of interesting points to get across.
5116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2 USB port on: November 27, 2006, 07:20:00 AM
Technically I think the USB ports were there from the begining. Some games had mouse and keyboard support I think.  Not sure which ones though.
5117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2/PS3 Unscientific Comparison of PS2 games (5mb pics!) on: November 26, 2006, 09:51:37 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 26, 2006, 06:45:39 AM

This is part of the reason why backward compatability is a non-issue for me in the HDTV generation. Put any xbox/PS2/gamecube game on a decent sized HDTV and you get to see all those glaring graphic defects and jaggies. Playing FF12 on my friend's 42" LCD is just painful.

It must be a shame to be a graphics whore Tongue  Missing out on all those great games that have basically everything else.  Of course I don't have a 42" LCD tv so I guess I don't really have anything to compare it to.  I bet I'd rather play FFXII than that mediocre Xbox 360 RPG that I don't even remember the name of anymore.  Or the PS3's first mediocre RPG for that matter.

5118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oblivion..(rats wall) NOW the character pics / info thread :) on: November 25, 2006, 11:06:16 AM
Well underdressed computer girls don't really do it for me but that Cloud sword is BADASS.
5119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Can someone point me to the Nintendo forum? on: November 25, 2006, 01:21:30 AM
I'm not even sure what you're accusing me of here.  Are you saying I'm anti-Wii? I'm pro-Wii??  I don't even have a Wii (or an Xbox 360 or a PS3) so I'm certainly not going to play any of them.  I have no idea what I said in the PS3 thread but as for the other thread, I was commenting about the fat jackasses who play bowling while sitting down and not about the wii itself.  You're obviously in need of some kind of medication and I don't think it's valium.
5120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Can someone point me to the Nintendo forum? on: November 24, 2006, 11:53:16 PM

Quote from: Devil on November 24, 2006, 02:51:50 PM

Quote
I just found it strange that there are more threads right now for a console that was released a year ago then there are for a console that was released 4 days ago.

Maybe becuase people can actually go to a store and buy one?  icon_wink



Fair enough, but then how do you explain the plethora of PS3 threads?  I'm sure there are more Wii owners on this board then there are PS3 owners.  I just found it odd as hell that the Wii seemed to be MIA from the boards.  Anyway that was yesterday-perhaps today is a different story.
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