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5361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why can't more PC games come in DVD style cases? on: February 19, 2006, 10:19:33 AM
Do you really need a manual for Halflife 2 though?
5362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Power Stone for the PSP!!! on: February 18, 2006, 12:26:34 PM
Woah woah woah!  DId someone just say "Super Puzzle Fighter" for the PSP??
That is going to be awesome!!!
5363  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Power Stone for the PSP!!! on: February 18, 2006, 12:13:12 AM
Wow that with Street Fighter and now Tekken and the PSP will definitely be the portable of choice for arcade fighters.
5364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Take pictures of the dead? SURE! on: February 17, 2006, 01:22:33 PM
They take pictures of everything else-why not the dead?
5365  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Age of Empires: The Age of Kings for DS Screens on: February 17, 2006, 12:48:41 PM
That's what I didnt like about Advance Wars.  The story was so cheesey and Nintendo-esque.  I didn't like all the different abilities for different generals and things like that.  I mean, power ups?  Come on give me a break.
5366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Movie studios scaling back UMD movies on: February 17, 2006, 01:47:14 AM
I've also thought that the PSP and DS aren't really all that much different when it comes to games.  I did something similar to Gamefaqs search but I just browsed through IGN's top reviews (complete shit yes but at least they're complete shit for both systems.)  The DS and the PSP basically both have the same number of high rated games.  In fact it always seemed to me that the DS had more poorly rated games.  But the fact that the DS has games like Nintendogs and Animal Crossing give it a bit higher acclaim (both games that I have absolutely no interest in.)
5367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS Lite vs Nintendo DS - comparison shots... on: February 17, 2006, 12:56:54 AM
Well I'm getting a free Nintendo DS Lite on March 2nd because I just bought a 130,000 yen camera for my friend and I used my Bic Camera card which gave me 13% points.  Over $160 worth of free money!!  So I'll be turning all those points in in early March smile
5368  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Opera Web Browser add-on for DS announced (and W11 WIFI!) on: February 16, 2006, 01:01:33 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Browser + HDD = DS Pr0n


Just think of all the applications for the pointer!!  All the different gestures.
Actually now that I think of it, they probably already have hentai games over here in Japan that utilize some of those functions.
5369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Opera Web Browser add-on for DS announced (and W11 WIFI!) on: February 15, 2006, 03:01:45 PM
What's so great about Winning Eleven wifi?  Can the PSP not already do that?
5370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I can't take it anymore on: February 15, 2006, 03:10:12 AM
Quote

II. Academic Offences

Academic offences shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

    * Infringing unreasonably on the work of other members of the University community (e.g., disrupting classes or examinations; harassing, intimidating or threatening others).
    * Violation of safety regulations in a laboratory or other academic setting.
    * Cheating on examinations, assignments, work term reports, or any other work used to judge student performance. Cheating includes copying from another student's work or allowing another student to copy from one's own work, submitting another person's work as one's own, fabrication of data, consultation with any unauthorized person during an examination or test, and use of unauthorized aids.
    * Impersonating another student or entering into an arrangement with another person to be impersonated for purposes of taking examinations or tests, or carrying out laboratory or other assignments.
    * Plagiarism, which is the act of presenting the ideas, words or other intellectual property of another as one's own. The use of other people's work must be properly acknowledged and referenced in all written material such as take-home examinations, essays, laboratory reports, work-term reports, design projects, statistical data, computer programs and research results. The properly acknowledged use of sources is an accepted and important part of scholarship. Use of such material without complete and unambiguous acknowledgement, however, is an offence under this policy.
    * Obtaining by improper means examination papers, tests, or similar materials, or using or distributing such materials to others.
    * Falsifying academic records, including tests and examinations, or submitting false credentials for purposes of gaining admission to a program or course, or for any other purpose.
    * Oral or written misrepresentations which may have an effect on academic evaluations, such as making fraudulent health claims, obtaining medical or other certificates under false pretenses, or altering certificates for purposes of misrepresentation.
    * Submitting an essay, report, or assignment when a major portion has been previously submitted or is being submitted for another course without the express permission of all instructors involved.


III. Disciplinary Penalties

One or more of the following disciplinary penalties may be imposed:

    * A reprimand shall be in the nature of a warning to the student that her/his behaviour has been unacceptable to the University and that further similar behaviour will lead to a stiffer penalty. A note to this effect shall be placed in the student's file by the Associate Dean, but will not appear on grade reports and transcripts; the note will be removed when the student completes her/his degree requirements.
    * Submission of a failing grade in an examination, test, assignment, or course; or, where applicable, failed standing in a term. A failing grade in a course or term shall remain part of the permanent academic record. The grade UR may be used while an alleged offence is under investigation or appeal.
    * Disciplinary probation for the balance of the period of registration at the University in the degree program in which the student was registered at the time of the offence. A note that the student has been placed on disciplinary probation shall be placed in the student's file by the Associate Dean, but will not appear on grade reports and transcripts; the note will be removed when the student completes her/his degree requirements. The impact of being placed on disciplinary probation is that any further offence will lead to a significantly stiffer penalty.
    * Restraining orders in the case of threats to individuals or restitution for property or other damages, as may be appropriate in certain cases.
    * Expunging grades or revoking degrees.
    * Suspension of a student from the University, which shall not exceed three years. While suspended, a student may not register in the University and shall lose the right to attend lectures, write examinations and receive payment from University sources; courses taken elsewhere during a period of suspension shall not be eligible for credit toward a UW degree. Notice of a suspension shall be placed in the student's file and will appear on any transcripts issued during the period of suspension. Upon completion of the period of suspension, the student will be eligible for reinstatement to full academic status and the notice of suspension will no longer appear on transcripts.
    * It is the student's responsibility to consult with an academic advisor prior to resuming studies. Depending on factors such as program changes implemented during the suspension, the student may be advised to undertake some type of preparatory work.
    * Expulsion shall be permanent and a statement of such action shall be part of the student's permanent academic record and shall appear on all subsequent transcripts.
    * Such other penalty or order as appropriate in the circumstances.


This is the policy from my alma mater.  I did it once-didn't get caught but I did feel pretty greasy.  Actually what I did was even worse because I think I handed in the same essay to the same proffessor only in two different years.  Both were very big history classes and I figured  that if I changed it around a little bit, the odds of him remembering my likely unmemorable essay were pretty low.

It's greasy to do it in university and it's even greasier to do it on here in my opinion.  I've got no problems with doing it for computer problems and stuff like that but for anything else it just seems like a cry for attention.
5371  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I can't take it anymore on: February 14, 2006, 06:35:03 AM
Yes it is illegal and you can get kicked out of your program for it!  If it wasn't then I would have perfected a generic essay and handed it in for every class.
5372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black says "Happy Valentine's Day" on: February 14, 2006, 06:30:23 AM
Meh.  It wouldn't let me shoot the guy in the back and when I shot the strawberry the entire thing of whipped cream blew up
5373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / An HD for your . . . DS?! on: February 14, 2006, 06:27:16 AM
Quote from: "Darren8r"
Thats cool, but I'd rather have a PSP, I dont have ethier of these, but I'd rather have a PSP because I've heard of some of the future things they got instore for it and it wows me. Mostly 3rd party stuff.


Such as?
5374  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I can't take it anymore on: February 14, 2006, 02:07:15 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Quote from: "Canuck"
...as bad as handing in an essay for university that you've already submitted for another class. If you're gonna do it, at least own up to it. smile


There's something wrong with that?  


Only if you if you get caught I suppose smile
5375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / You are outbid! on: February 14, 2006, 01:15:48 AM
I don't really see what the problem is either.  The fact of the matter is if you want to get an item at a half decently low price then you need to be a "sniper" too.  It's just common sense-I've been doing it ever since I started bidding on Ebay long before I ever heard the term "sniper" (actually today is the first.)  Basically you decide what the maximum is that you are willing to pay for a product and then you wait until the last moment and enter that into Ebay's proxy bid.  You will either A) get the product or B) it will be over your maximum and you can be happy that you didn't overspend.
Seems like a win win situation to me.
5376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I can't take it anymore on: February 14, 2006, 01:09:33 AM
Quote from: "warning"
Quote from: "Canuck"
Does anybody else have a problem with the cross-posting that goes on between this forum and OO??

I haven't been to OO for awhile so I'm missing the cross-posts.  That said, they are inevitable.  I'll occasionally post something here I see at QT3 or somewhere else but I always try to say "found this at QT3."

Let's not be hating on other forums here though.  Unless it's the IGN boards.  Feel free to bash those.



Yes thanks for that, I apprecieate seeing "(crossposted at QT3)" even though I never visit that site. To me, crossposting without actually stating it is as bad as handing in an essay for university that you've already submitted for another class. If you're gonna do it, at least own up to it. smile

And for the record, I my purpose is not for this thread to descend into forum bashing (unless of course as it has already been stated, we're talking about IGN boards or Gamefaqs boards) as I actually quite like OO.  That's why the lack of content variety annoys me sometimes.
5377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / An HD for your . . . DS?! on: February 14, 2006, 12:33:10 AM
Also the PSP's "harddrive" is internal but wheras with the DS you have a huge thing sticking out of the back.  And that 129 pounds is well over the price of my PSP (90 pounds) not mention I would still have to buy a DS on top of that.
5378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I can't take it anymore on: February 13, 2006, 06:52:13 PM
Does anybody else have a problem with the cross-posting that goes on between this forum and OO??  I swear sometimes I feel like I'm browsing the exact same forum.  If I wanted absolutely no variety then I would just stick with a single forum.  It seems like 30-40% of the threads are carbon copies of each other.

Anyways that's about it.  Sorry I just felt the need to vent. smile
All I ask is that if you're going to cross-post please state that you are doing so in your original post so we all know that you are too lazy to provide original content.  Copying and pasting makes you a spammer. smile
5379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Selling my Xbox for a PS2 name me some must haves! on: February 13, 2006, 05:52:05 PM
Well right now I am addicted to Hot Shots Golf for the PSP.  I can only imagine that it would be even better on the PS2.
5380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Landstalker PSP on: February 13, 2006, 01:09:09 AM
Quote
(That would be the Japanese Climax that makes RPGs, not the European Climax that makes racing/action games, or the Climax Graphics that made Blue Stinger and then was shunned forevermore.)


LOL!
5381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Empire Earth 2 Expansion due this week....anyone? on: February 12, 2006, 11:35:54 PM
Quote from: "Xmann"
I know alot of people didnt like it, but i've been playing for a couple months now and i'm really liking it.  I usually play skirmishes and enjoy it quite a bit.    

Anyone else gonna give it a shot?  I'm in.  Here's a list of things to look forward to in the expansion......

Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy, developed by Mad Doc® Software, expands the scope and depth of the addictive strategy gameplay with new content and modes in both single and multiplayer. New features in the expansion pack include:

* From the Pharaohs to Napoleon, relive mankind’s most legendary moments in three new globe-spanning campaigns.
* Control four new civilizations: the French, the Russians, and the Zulu and Maasai of the all-new African region.
* New gameplay modes, including “Tug-Of-War,” where players fight a persistent battle across up-to-nine maps
* New “Turning Point” battles, pitting players against one another at key moments in history, including Rorke’s Drift and the battle of Kursk
* Conquer, assimilate, or ally with Native Tribes for additional bonuses
* New battle systems and upgrades including Heroes, Control Group Warplans and Fealty
* New technological improvements, including advanced lighting effects, splash damage for thrown units, new animations for upgrades, voice-over-IP support and EAX enhanced sound effects
* Use the new Civilization Editor to create Custom Civilizations tailored for your play style


You know what, now everytime I read a post like this I think "shill shill shill!!"

Damn Penny Arcade for making me so paranoid! smile
5382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS on: February 11, 2006, 11:37:18 AM
Just thought I'd post a couple of links I found while browsing Gamefaqs (I feel dirty)

The first is a short clip with a side by side comparsion of DS and Lite
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2378340259991566574&q=DS

and the second is a short video of a dork running over his DS.  It looks to be in pretty good shape after with looks like only a broken hinge.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8181462517753881696&q=DS

BTW anybody know when the DS Lite comes out in the US?  I'm just wondering how long I'll have to brag when I pick up my DS Lite on March 1st! biggrin
5383  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Commenting on Gaming Trend news articles on: February 01, 2006, 11:55:24 AM
Is there any way we could add a comment directly on the news page article itself rather than actually having to make a new thread in the forums?  Because I would love to add a quick reply to some of the articles (ie the completely biased controller article on the Nintendo site smile ) But it would be much more convenient if I could just click on a button that says "add a comment" instead of clicking on a link that takes me to the forum menu.
5384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The truck that would not die! on: February 01, 2006, 11:45:03 AM
Oh crap that was still part of the show???  I thought it had skipped on over into the next episode so I just stoped it there
5385  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / John Romero's MMO on: February 01, 2006, 02:48:09 AM
Jon Romero is going to make you his online bitch.
5386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need some RTS mp strategy help on: January 31, 2006, 04:31:28 PM
Grab yourself a copy of Close Combat 5.  No rushing there.  Lots of tactics and strategy too.
5387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got a PSP, need game/firmware recommendation. on: January 30, 2006, 12:34:51 PM
Thanks for that Clay!!  I've been waiting for that for a month now!! Will the new version play ISO's or only emulators??  I can't wait to load my games (all two of them!) onto my memory card so I don't have to use the damned UMD's any more.  Hopefully that will add to the battery time.  Incidently I just checked out http://pspupdates.qj.net/ and you would not believe the stuff they have on there!  Apparently there is a Quake 1 and Quake 2 mod for the PSP as well as a Transport Tycoon!  That is amazing!

I suppose that I need to buy the GTA game before I can get the emulators to work?  I'm not really a big fan of GTA.
5388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EPSXE Crash(FF9)-Warning Help Please? on: January 30, 2006, 01:57:24 AM
Ahh yes that's another thing.  I read that too-you need to be using the older version of ePSXe.
5389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EPSXE Crash(FF9)-Warning Help Please? on: January 29, 2006, 11:50:12 PM
your best bet would be to check out the ePSXe forums.
5390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Talk Strategy Game of the Year discussion on: January 27, 2006, 11:25:10 PM
Battlefield 2??  Brothers in Arms??  Those are strategy games in the loosest sense of the word I guess.  I was hoping to see a few more hardcore strategy games on there.
5391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Introducing the DS Lite!! on: January 26, 2006, 04:26:11 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
nd more of a jumble of words that in theory might be the English language. biggrin



In the ESL business we call that "word salad"!
5392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Introducing the DS Lite!! on: January 26, 2006, 12:43:10 PM
And a price tag of $170 bucks
Not too shabby.
5393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy: Dirge of Cerberus is out in Japan... on: January 26, 2006, 12:39:03 PM
Why would anyone buy a rerelease of FFVII with no changes if they can just go pick up a copy of the Greatest Hits Playstation version at their local Walmart for $14 bucks?  Now if they rereleased FFVII with improved graphics then I would totally be IN!
5394  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy: Dirge of Cerberus is out in Japan... on: January 26, 2006, 01:12:39 AM
Where are you getting your info?  I'd like to read it.
5395  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Japanese Sales Charts on: January 25, 2006, 11:58:34 PM
Wow that's crazy.  So the xbox has sold 17,000 units of the 120,000 they were issued?  Talk about a flop oin Japan.  I remember conservative estimates were suggesting that they had a 40% selling rate  during the first few release days but here we are a month and a half later and that total isnt even close to 40%
5396  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PC Gamer.... on: January 23, 2006, 02:12:56 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Quote from: "Papageno"
So when does this issue hit the shelves?  March 5th or 6th?

If it's the March issue, wouldn't it hit in February?


January
5397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Full Auto + Free Faceplate on: January 23, 2006, 03:15:54 AM
When I hear 'faceplate'  all I can picture is girls accessorizing their cell phones.  Not for me but whatever floats your boat.
5398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever wanted to love a game you absolutely hate? on: January 23, 2006, 03:11:48 AM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
^ Yeah, but you want to love them, don't you?  Ditto here, I wanted to find Makai Kingdom silly and I wanted to dive into the item world in Disgaea but MY GOD, I don't know what it is, but I think I'm just DONE with Nippon Ichi SRPGs unless they do something radically different.


Did you enjoy Final Fantasy Tactics?  Because I loved it and I like the look of these other games but I'm worried that it's more of a game for leveling whores than something with a fantastic story like FFT had.
5399  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you have a video game character crush? on: January 22, 2006, 09:43:43 AM
Tifa from Advent Children gets my vote.  She could clean my clock anyday! biggrin
5400  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Something I hate about Gamestop on: January 18, 2006, 02:32:51 PM
If you're buying new games then why don't you just go to Walmart instead?  I mean the selection is practically as good and the prices are cheaper.
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