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5361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafx games on the Revolution on: March 24, 2006, 12:31:09 PM
Honestly though guys, don't you waste enough time gaming with modern games nevermind some crappy 8 bit games?  I mean come on, they're fun for 10 minutes for the nostolgia factor and then you have to think to yourself, 'jeez I actually liked these games??'
5362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafx games on the Revolution on: March 24, 2006, 12:20:36 AM
Ughhh!  I don't-the only thing most old games have in common is that they suck.
At least compared to todays offerings.
5363  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Civil War: 2nd Manassas demo AAR on: March 23, 2006, 01:26:49 AM
If you have any interest interest in the Civil War then I would highly reccommend it.  I admit that I have no interest whatsoever in the Civil War so it took me a second try of the tutorial to get into it but after that, I was hooked!!  Great gameplay and great graphics.  The actual map is HUGE it just goes on forever.
5364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Civil War: 2nd Manassas demo AAR on: March 22, 2006, 04:32:15 PM
I just downloaded MadMinute Games recent release demo and I thought I would give it a whirl since it sort of plays like Combat Mission (only real time.)  I posted this on another forum but I thought I'd copy and paste it here just in case anyone happens to be interested in the Civil War period.  I'd love to flesh out the AAR a little more than it is, but to be perfectly honest, as a Canadian I don't know jack about civil war history.

Author's Note: Please forgive any glaring factual errors-I know absolutely zilch about the Civil War.

29 August 1862

Virginia has been blistering hot these past couple of days, just one more reason to curse those damned Rebs who've brought me here in the first place. Today was a fairly eventful day and my men, the Michigan regiments of the 3rd Brigade 1st Division III Corps Army of the Potomac, performed well.  We first encountered the enemy as we were passing through some farms and orchards.

They were a ragtag bunch who were hiding in the treeline and we finished them off quite easily.  Shortly after the last shots fell silent, we were met by a courier carrying a message from General Kearney.

Proceed through the woods,he stated.  At the western edge of the woods are two more regiments that have recently lost their brigade commander, these regiments are now under your command.  After the new regiments have joined, continue west along the road and join up with the division We are expecting heavy resistance before nightfall, so I expect you to make good time. If you encounter any resistance you are to attack and destroy.  The road you are taking is our supply link and it must be kept free of enemy resistance.

Major General Kearny  

With that we quickly got on our way, following the road through the west woods.  After exiting the woods on the other side, we met up with the two orphaned regiments; the 5th Michigan Regiment and the 37th New York Volunteers regiment.  We continued to follow the westwards road and soon met up with elements of  Archer's Brigade which consisted of approximately five regiments.

We were quick to form up and engage the rebels and quickly overwhelmed them.  We lost a few casualties but they lost much more.

After dealing with that distraction we quickly doubled up our pace  in order to join up with the rest of the Division in time before it came under attack.  Halfway to our target, we are met by another of the General's couriers:


Move your Brigade to the left flank, the Division is weakest there.  The enemy has been sighted heading in our direction and is expected any minute.  Your orders are to hold the left flank against the initial attack.  Do not allow the enemy to get around on our left flank.  After the initial enemy attack, you may counter attack if the situation is favourable.  I am counting on you Colonel; do not let me down.

Major General Kearny

We arrived at our goal and met up with the rest of the Division.  Major General Kearny had the 1st and 2nd Brigade lined up behind a stone wall overlooking a grain field.  By the time I got my men into position, the enemy army appeared on the horizon.

Elements of the 1st Brigade moved out into the field and engaged the approaching enemy.  It was one heck of a battle to see from my position, sitting on the back of my horse.  It was intense, with no quarter given.  The two sides fired back and forth at each other from almost point blank range.

The enemy was begining to approach our left flank now so I had to turn my gaze back to matters at hand.  It looked like they had focused close to half of their strength on our position.  Fortunately most of my men were behind the protection of the stone walls.

And just like that, our own battle had begun.  My men opened up on the enemy with their rifles.

The 3rd Michigan regiment managed to repel and enemy advance through the grain fields and my far left flank was starting to feel the pressure so I had them doubletime it over to help out the 1st regiment and the 37th New York. A full out battle proceeds.

Things were going well until, I realized to my horror, that the enemy was moving around my flank and were threatening to engage us in a crossfire.  I couldn't help remembering the words of my Major General; Don't let me down...  Quickly I wheeled the regiments around to meet the enemy.  They did have us caught in a crossfire but at least they weren't able to fire into our flank.

Under the combined firepower of all five of my regiments the enemy soon broke and ran for the treeline.  We'd done it! We'd managed to hold off the enemy assault!

Col Orlando M. Poe
3rd Brigade
1st Division/III Corps/AotP
5365  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 03:35:23 AM
I agree with you completely mike.  I've tried Morrowwind a couple of times and I just absolutely cannot get into it.  I get to the part where you get out of the boat and make your guy and then you go talk to the owner of that bar or whatever and it's just heaps and heaps of text. Enough to bore you to tears.
You spend forever just clicking through all the different dialogue options.  And I never got the feeling that I was ever actually talking to the barman, more like just reading some book that he had left on the counter.
5366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is 3/20 one of the best videogame release dates in history? on: March 18, 2006, 12:19:33 AM
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
Quote from: "Big Jake"

(Oh, and a fifteen year old puzzle game is a big release?)

It is when it has 10 player multi player and online multiplayer, not to mention many new game modes.  I loved the original Tetris and this seems to improve on it greatly.

If it was a new Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo coming out THEN I would be very excited! smile
I'm sorry but Tetris just doesn't do it for me and never has.
5367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is 3/20 one of the best videogame release dates in history? on: March 17, 2006, 02:48:04 AM

Never played Metroid Prime.  Don't particularly like Tetris and I could never get into Morrowind
5368  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 - Officially Delayed Until November in Japan on: March 15, 2006, 09:38:51 AM
Huh.  Seems hard to believe.  Especially considering that that's only 8 months away.
5369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP: Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror on: March 14, 2006, 02:56:30 AM
Anybody checking this game out?  I just glanced at IGN and saw that they had the review up.  They claim it's a console defining game.  I'm not sure if that's the same as a "killer app."  The most recent games for the PSP have been Daxter, Syphon Filter and Generations of Chaos.  Could it be that we're starting to see a brand new, glorious stage in the life of the PSP or is this just a short blip?
5370  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Starforce wants YOU to pirate games! on: March 12, 2006, 10:33:13 AM
It does kind of make you want to buy GC2 though doesnt it?  Beside the obvious reasons I mean.
5371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ninja Gaiden Black on the 360 on: March 12, 2006, 12:20:50 AM
-1 for backwards compatibility through emulation?
5372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal Crossing:WW promotes gay marriage on: March 05, 2006, 02:29:07 PM
Has that been photoshoped or can you actually do stuff like that?  Seems a little openended.
5373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS Lite on: March 03, 2006, 12:59:24 PM
No it feels real solid.  And it's that nice hard shiny plastic unlike the cheaper (at least in my opinion) plastic that the old DS had.  Unfortunately this means that your DS will now be covered in fingerprints like the PSP (although with the white colour it isnt quite such a problem)
5374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS Lite on: March 03, 2006, 03:34:59 AM
Well I've never had a DS before so I don't know what impressions I can give.  The screen seems nice and bright but like I said, I don't know what it was like before.  I'm glad it's so small and light because I'd think that it would eventually hurt to have to hold it with one hand all the time.
In terms of how it feels, my hands are probably a little smallish so it felt perfectly natural for me.  I haven't really had to use the shoulder buttons yet.
If you are playing a GBA game, the cartridge does stick out, a LOT.
5375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo can botch a launch too!! on: March 02, 2006, 03:03:28 PM
The guy standing next to me in line was playing on his DS lol.
5376  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS Lite on: March 02, 2006, 02:59:08 PM
So I picked up my new toy today.  I stood in line for about 3 hours with probably 10,000 Japanese people.  I got to Bic Camera at approximately 8am with some kind of strange delusion that since everyone in Japan already had a DS, the demand for the DS Lite wouldn't be that big.  Boy was ever wrong.  That was the biggest line up I've ever been in and the first console I've ever waited in line for.  My number was 359 and apparently this particular store had 600 units so the line must have had at least 600 people in it.   It was 3 colums wide and must have stretched for a good 100-150 metres.

One thing that really surprised me was the demographic variety of the crowd.  As I stated before I've never lined up for a console before but I imagine most of the line is made up of adolescent and post-adolescent male nerds.  This line up had a mix of everything.  Younger (early 20's) to older people, including little old ladies.  There were university students and business men and even, God bless'em, gorgeous Japanese girls lining up to buy a DS lite.

5377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Good "short" games? on: February 25, 2006, 07:09:58 PM're looking for a 30 minute RPG game?? :shock:
5378  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?
5379  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!!!
5380  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.
5381  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?
5382  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.
5383  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.)
5384  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
5385  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.
5386  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?
5387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I can't take it anymore on: February 15, 2006, 03:10:12 AM

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.
5388  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.
5389  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
5390  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?
5391  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" 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
5392  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.
5393  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.
5394  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.
5395  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
5396  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.
5397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Landstalker PSP on: February 13, 2006, 01:09:09 AM
(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.)

5398  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
5399  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

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.

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
5400  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.
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