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1161  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 14, 2006, 02:46:02 PM
+1 to Laner for a quick payment (before I even shipped the Xbox).
1162  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Original XBox for sale {Taken} on: June 13, 2006, 02:11:33 AM
Well, it turns out I'd have had to turn down the DS trade offers anyway, unforeseen circumstances dictate that I need cash in my life post haste.  So I may have another console system steal up here in the coming couple of days.
1163  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: DS with Mario Kart and Animal Crossing on: June 13, 2006, 12:17:19 AM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
That would be fine if someone takes the xbox.


Grr... unforeseen fiscal circumstances suddenly dictate that I be more prudent with money should I care to do necessities like pay my outrageous NYC rent on July 1.  I'll be in touch once I pay rent and get a paycheck, however.
1164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (6/12) on: June 12, 2006, 02:44:46 PM
Nothing for the next few go-rounds, unless someone takes me up on that Xbox offer in the trade forum, in which case, a DS and the trimmings.  smile
1165  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: DS with Mario Kart and Animal Crossing on: June 12, 2006, 03:14:40 AM
Edit:  Never mind.
1166  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Original XBox for sale {Taken} on: June 11, 2006, 04:42:37 PM
Looking for a DS, or to ease my acquisition of a DS Lite when I get some more money.

What I'm offering is:
XBox original system - this is a later-model one (I think maybe 1.5 years after release?), and I've never gotten so much as a single disc read error on it.
Power and original A/V cable.
NO CONTROLLERS! These disappeared when I moved out of the dorm, so you're on your own as far as getting controllers for it.
My entire non-backwards compatible library of Xbox games.

The games are:
Phantom Dust
Rallisport Challenge
DOA:Ultimate (both discs)
NHL 2K5
NHL 2K6
Madden 04
MechAssault
Silent Hill 2
Fatal Frame 2
NCAA '06

For the whole package, my initial thought is either $75 plus shipping, or an original DS and 2 games straight up.
1167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 09, 2006, 07:17:38 PM
Dammit.  I do NOT need another expense until July.  Stop being so tempting, DS Lite!
1168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Xbox Live Marketplace details on: June 08, 2006, 08:28:21 PM
Quote from: "kathode"

Thanks for making me go look on Pnet though.  There's something new and interesting up there now.


Oh, man, you can't just leave us hanging like that.
1169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / new marketplace demo on: June 08, 2006, 04:03:47 PM
At least I can download it in the background (assuming I ever get Live working again).
1170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 05, 2006, 05:46:29 PM
Quote from: "Misguided"
Quote from: "angrycoder"
Quote from: "Temjin"
I'm still deciding if I want one.  EB/Gamestop is offereing $70 for an original DS trade-in this week, which brings the price of a DS Lite preorder down to $60.  Tempting, but I don't know if the better screens and buttons are worth it.


I haven't been able to find any offical information regarding the EB/Gamestop trade in deal. Does this only pertain to certain stores, or is it nationwide in the US? Is there any information on their website?


The deal isn't specific to DS...it is an extra 20 bucks for trading in a DS, GC, PSP, PS2, XBox, or 360. It is in the June 4th Newspaper insert and the offers run through 6/11. No coupon is required. As far as I know, it is nationwide.


How much does an Xbox trade-in go for?  I have one laying around in a box (w/ power cords but no controllers), it's tempting to put that towards a DS.
1171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 04, 2006, 10:54:09 PM
Tempted, but money is a bit tight.  Depending on the trades market, may acquire an original DS through the trading forum.
1172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your LONG Weekend of Gaming? on: May 30, 2006, 04:32:17 PM
I played surprisingly little, aside from a long WoW stint with the girlfriend that resulted in us leveling our pair of fresh characters to 12 or so.
1173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (5/29) on: May 29, 2006, 03:26:12 PM
Still in backlog mode right now... trying to relearn Steel Panthars: WaW, still putting in time on MLB '06 PSP, and now that I have Live working, probably playing some Uno and Table Tennis online.

Wait... there are NEW games this week too?    :shock:   Well, I guess I'll have to stop at OOTP2006.
1174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / monster hunter: freedom impressions on: May 27, 2006, 09:44:02 PM
Does this look like it has some life single-player?  I'm tempted, especially since Field Commander's multiplayer has been getting bashed in that thread, but I'm worried by the fact that some of the big hunts seem to need mutliple hunters (at least by the reviews).  I don't have anyone around to play with, and my network equipment is not going to work with a tunnel program.
1175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Field Commander Impressions on: May 27, 2006, 06:22:19 PM
Couple questions, as I'm seriously considering trading in a few games for this:

Has anyone successfully gotten into a PBEM game with a friend yet?  Is the multiplayer as clumsy as everyone was worried about?

Also, is there any 'hit chance' element like in most PC wargames, or is this strictly 'unit X always does Y damage to unit Z'?
1176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your LONG Weekend of Gaming? on: May 27, 2006, 12:02:44 AM
A bit of Table Tennis, and perhaps restarting The Longest Journey.
1177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Table Tennis Impressions on: May 24, 2006, 11:41:36 PM
Just spent some time doing the training mode and part of the first tourney.  So far, I love it; simple to pick up, but I can tell there's more just lurking around the corner.  With any luck, this will become the standard form of conflict resolution in my dorm next semester (as Smash Bros. was last semester).
1178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New PSP games for trip? on: May 21, 2006, 01:42:02 AM
Well, Armored Core did the trick for me.  It's basically a garage game for mechs; you get five frames to work with, and about a dozen part categories with 20-40 parts each to swap in and out.  You also get to most types of parts in different categories (for example, making it lighter), tune the A.I. in three different ways (base characteristics, performance in different categories, and specialized 'operations chips'), and if you want, use the entirely frustrating manual control (not recommended, even by the game).

It's definitely a game that plays to the PSP's strengths, as you spend most of your time in the (very attractive) menus, although the mech battles have quite competent graphics as well.  I think I'll put a lot of time in on this during longer trips, and it breaks up my MLB '06 sessions enough that I don't think I'll bore of either one quickly.

If you're interested in mechs at all, this one is worth picking up, even though there's not a coherent campaign (it's a sports-themed set of 1-on-1 league battles) or any larger-scale encounters with objectives.  You might want to do it soonish, too, as I expect this one to get even harder to find as time goes by.
1179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New PSP games for trip? on: May 17, 2006, 05:54:14 PM
I ended up picking up Armored Core, since I found it cheap and it had intruiged me for a while (also one of the more likely titles to become hard to find if I want it down the road).  Hot Shots Golf is amazing, but I overplayed it for a while near launch and still haven't had the itch to pick it up for a while.  And I couldn't get into the first MGA at all, so I'm not banking on MGA2 providing me with much excitement.
1180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Alright GT I need help (PS3 related) on: May 16, 2006, 08:45:14 PM
If it's that important to you, take the hours you would have devoted to finding one, and work some overtime/mow some lawns/whatever you do for spare cash, instead.  I know a lot of people that skipped work somehow or another to go try and hunt a 360... most of them ended up wishing they'd stayed, made the extra money, and used that for the eBay premium with enough left over for a game or two.
1181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New PSP games for trip? on: May 16, 2006, 06:28:44 PM
Quote from: "Ascendent"
May I suggest Breath of Fire 3 (euro version)

http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=353&products_id=8598&

I picked it up and I'm loving it, I hadn't played the playstation version so it's brand new experience of a great series of rpg's.

Ascendent


Looks interesting, but I leave Thursday, so mainly looking for things I can acquire locally.
1182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New PSP games for trip? on: May 16, 2006, 06:22:49 PM
Another one I was interested in but never got around to:  Armored Core: Formula Front.  Does anyone have it, and how does it hold up?
1183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New PSP games for trip? on: May 16, 2006, 05:46:23 PM
Okay, I've got some long train rides coming up in the next few days, so I'm looking to expand the old PSP collection a little; as much fun as MLB '06 is, I want to mix it up a little more than just between my All-Star shortstop and my struggling AA pitcher.

So what recent releases would anyone recommend?  On my radar are:
Exit: Looks fun for a platformer (not my genre of choice), but how's the replayability/variety?
Virtua Tennis: Played this a little on a friend's PSP, wasn't uber-impressed, but I hear raves about it.  Do I just not 'get' it, or do I need to give it time?
Syphon Filter:  Hoping my girlfriend could get into this one too, since she likes Splinter Cell, but how's the replayability?  I'd like my PSP collection to be things I can pick up and play well down the road, not one-time gaming flings.
WRC Rally Championship - Love rally, but how's it translate to PSP?
OutRun 2 - Yet another racing game.  I like the idea of getting credit for ALL the miles I drive, but are there enough unlockables to make it worth it?
Worms:  Loved Armageddon, and it would be great fun to have a Worms game to pass back and forth to the girlfriend; is there decent enough AI to make it worth solo play if nobody's around, though?

Anything else new that should be on my radar and isn't?
1184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] MLB 2k6 Impressions on: April 12, 2006, 03:42:45 PM
Is this even worth getting on a standard-def?  I saw it running at Best Buy when I went to pick it up, but between the interface that's seemingly widescreen-tailored (I like franchises, so I'll be spending a lot of time in menus) and the horrible crashing problems I'm hearing about, I'm kind of glad they didn't have one in for me to buy.

It's probably good for my budget that I'm not IN!, but no baseball on the 360 sucks.
1185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (4/10) on: April 10, 2006, 05:40:22 PM
Well, I was going to buy MLB for the 360, but it looks like hardware problems (dead CPU fan) to fix might kill that for me.
1186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 31, 2006, 11:43:47 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Clanwolfer"
Are Ninja Gaiden and Forza playable now?

I have the same question. Well, just Ninja Gaiden, but my point still stands.

If I could only drag myself away from Oblivion to check... biggrin


Well, I checked... original Ninja Gaiden works okay.  Didn't notice any terrible slowdown, and had no trouble beating boss #1 on the first run through the level, so it seems to be working now.

Haven't checked Forza though, which is a bigger concern to me.
1187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 30, 2006, 03:42:15 AM
Are Ninja Gaiden and Forza playable now?
1188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (3/27) on: March 28, 2006, 06:55:01 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Nothing, though I will keep an eye on Call of Cthulhu to see if they managed to fix it up for the PC.


Wouldn't count on it.  It's a straight port, done by a single project engineer as a labor of love.  Apparently the publisher wanted to straight-out pull the plug on it.
1189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (3/20) on: March 20, 2006, 05:45:28 AM
Oblivion: CE for the 360, assuming Gamestop/EB is still running the 'trade 2 360 games for 1' deal.
1190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Stuck in GRAW. Help on: March 19, 2006, 04:16:04 PM
It's the one mission-killing bug I found.  Remember that roadblock at the start of the level?  You have to blow up (or have the tanks blow up) that troop transport before you clear the first AT position out, or else the map doesn't expand after you take out the AT position.
1191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Feeding Frenzy - Up on Live Arcade on: March 15, 2006, 10:26:12 PM
It's fun.  I'm still going to buy Zuma and probably Bejeweled first.
1192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Feeding Frenzy - Up on Live Arcade on: March 15, 2006, 07:44:56 PM
Nice!

Downloading... I always look forward to these little trials, even though I've only bought Geometry Wars, Gauntlet, and SmashTV.
1193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] MLB - The Show on: March 15, 2006, 01:52:16 AM
I went to BB today to pick this up... it was sold out there, which is something I hadn't expected.  I guess it's a good omen for the success of the game, though.

So basically, this feels like there's very little cut out for the PSP?  With the exception of Franchise mode, is there anything missing?

Oh, also, does the Career/Season mode allow for fantasy drafting or for trading of players?  How are the options for those things (salary cap on/off, etc. etc.)
1194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Impressions Thread on: March 12, 2006, 05:11:38 AM
Finished it today.  With the exception of one level-killing bug where I had to restart the mission to trigger an event, I loved the whole ride (stats page showed 8.5 hours total).  The credits, especially when 'All Along the Watchtower' starts blaring for that last helo ride over Mexico City, are worth a watch, and I envy those of you who get to see it in HD.

Best game ever?  Not by a long shot.  Best 360 game so far?  Definitely, and I hold by my statement that if this and Oblivion aren't #1 and #2 for GOTY, it means a lot of developers will have shown a lot of love to us gamers.
1195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Impressions Thread on: March 12, 2006, 04:26:17 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Clanwolfer"
I think once you pick which squadmates you want, you don't have to worry about their ammo situation.  I've never seen them run out.  Although it would be nice to know a little more about which gun each member carries...

Rifleman: Machine gun thingy.
Grenadier: Machine gun thingy and some sort of bazooka.
Assault Person: Heavy machine gun thingy.
Sniper: Sniper rifle thingy.

What more is there to know? biggrin

And yeah, I've never had one of my teammates run out of ammo. They'll spout off when they're reloading, but other than that, they have unlimited ammo.


I meant more the individual models.  There are about 2-3 of each one... for example, when I switched the grenadier team members out, I got a guy with the rocket launcher, where before I think he had a rifle with the underslung 40mm (could be wrong).  I'd love to know exactly which model each team member carries.
1196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Impressions Thread on: March 11, 2006, 06:01:38 PM
I'm pretty sure they explicitly refer to the vision mode as thermal several times rather than NV.

If you have less than a full mag, pretty sure reloading gets you out of scoped mode, and still lets you move around freely.

I think once you pick which squadmates you want, you don't have to worry about their ammo situation.  I've never seen them run out.  Although it would be nice to know a little more about which gun each member carries...
1197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Impressions Thread on: March 09, 2006, 06:45:46 AM
I must have told myself that Oblivion is coming out a dozen times tonight, just to keep myself from prematurely locking in my GOTY candidate (in March, no less!).  Jumped into the multiplayer tonight, and played mostly the Defense mode.  Exhilarating stuff, especially when we started to figure out the one map we were playing and manage to start pushing back the enemy to the spawn point.  Just the sight of six Ghosts blasting away with LMGs at a single staircaseas enemies rushed down it was amazing.  Hopefully I'll get into some of the more varied modes tomorrow and over the weekend.

It's not quite perfect; there's the disconnects, which hit me when I tried to join the big OO/GT game going on.  There's also the one spawn point on Defense mode, which let us mass enough firepower to push them back, even on inifinite respawns; hopefully a patch could add multiple/random respawn points, or maybe different maps have them.  A couple hours into the multiplayer, I barely feel like I've scratched the surface, and I have yet to find anything even remotely disappointing.

Seriously, I'm in for any map packs they release on the Marketplace unless they're ridiculously priced.  But I could easily see myself spending $15-$20 to double the number of maps, and this is before even trying the co-op campaign mode.
1198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Impressions Thread on: March 09, 2006, 12:24:06 AM
If I recall correctly, the green triangles are friendlies, the yellow ones are objectives, and the red ones are hostiles.  You shouldn't have more than one yellow at a time (at least I haven't yet), so just aim for the yellow arrow and keep your head down.  smile
1199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Now I've read it...OXM is retarded... on: March 09, 2006, 12:10:23 AM
Not saying it's okay in the ethically okay sense, but it's certainly good in the maximizing stockholder profit sense.  They think this will move systems better than anything they have coming down the pipe, I'm not inclined to disagree, and now that there seem to be more systems moving into the wild, they probably felt like they needed a good, compelling system-mover.  So, out of the launch titles plus the Jan/Feb/March releases, they picked this one as the best one for the casual/party gamers they're trying to hit now, since they know that our segment probably won't respect an OXM review anyway.
1200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Now I've read it...OXM is retarded... on: March 08, 2006, 11:47:45 PM
As good as FN3 objectively is, and as many flaws as we can find in this objectively good (but not perfect) game, it's pretty obvious that it was the first real 'next-gen' feeling game out there.  MS is counting on this to sell some systems, perhaps even more than GR:AW and Oblivion, and OXM is doing their part to make this game the one people show off to their friends.  They seem to have settled on this as a system seller for now, which might not be a bad idea on their part, as it is very casually-accessible and gorgeous.
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