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1161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where is your console? on: July 03, 2006, 04:28:32 PM
I have one room, which my console is in.

Damn studio apartments.
1162  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Official Nintendo WiFi Friends Code Thread on: June 27, 2006, 03:54:04 AM
Animal Crossing:
Code: 4553-3987-4035
Name: Key
Town: Furnace
1163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (6/26) on: June 26, 2006, 02:56:38 PM
Came into some extra cash this week, so I'm thinking hard about seeing if Best Buy has a DS Lite and a few games at lunchtime today.  I'd like to pick up two out of three games I want; Animal Crossing, New Mario, and Advance Wars DS.
1164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Web Hosting on: June 19, 2006, 11:30:00 AM
I use Dreamhost, couldn't be happier.  1-click install for some common web apps, reasonable price, plenty of bandwidth and disk space.
1165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW!! on: June 18, 2006, 04:14:48 PM
Anyone up for doing some of the co-op missions later tonight?  I have yet to try them...
1166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WhiteWolf: FREE World of Warcraft P&P game on: June 18, 2006, 01:25:53 PM
Quote from: "GGMark"
years ago, I heard the WW was having some difficulties with selling stuff.  Things going stale and what not.  I havent been into the RPG scene for some time, so i dont know how they are doing now.  They must be doing OK at least.  I think it might just be something to try and get more people into that sort of thing.  

A lot of people still find PC games and console games acceptable, but PNP games are still for nerds.

Well, probably because of the difficulties with the old World of Darkness, they did a "franchise reset" and started over with new rules and tweaked elements of the universe, enough so they couldn't re-release as a 'new edition'; that probably has something to do with the influx of cash letting them try other projects in the last couple of years.
1167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Crysis 15 minute video on: June 18, 2006, 01:21:18 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about AI yet... it's a DX10 game, so it can't release until Vista.  That gives them a lot of time for finishing touches, and if Far Cry was an indication, they're up to the task.
1168  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Internet Connection Sharing Issue on: June 17, 2006, 12:32:02 AM
Okay, for those of you that haven't seen my wonderful OO networking saga... I have a wireless router, not under my control (landlady).  I have a laptop with wireless and a 360 connected to that laptop via ICS.  Works like a charm, except for one issue; when the wireless flakes out, even for a moment, the whole computer refuses to resolve DNS until I physically unplug the crossover cable, leave it out until the DNS 'catches', and replug it.  So I can get Live, but only in 15-20 minute chunks.

Any ideas on how to make this not flake out?
1169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A blurb about upcoming BC update for 360. on: June 16, 2006, 10:18:42 PM
Quote from: "Ridah"
Because, as Clanwolfer said, there are those of us with limited financial and spatial resources and I'm not going back and forth between two different Xboxes because Microsoft can't get their shit together. Plain as that. Also consider this - there are exactly zero games out now for the 360 that I consider must-owns. That's going to be changing in the next six to eight months, but right now I have no reason in the world to buy a 360. That's one of the reasons why I enjoyed the PS2 so much. I could play my PS games on it just fine.

I'm not throwing out the library of XB games I have just because Microsoft thinks I'll leap at anything shiny.

I never agree with that excuse. I don't feel like Microsoft holds any sort of responsibility towards us to make the 360 backwards compatible. Like I've said before, no one used to cry about the fact that you couldn't play SNES games on the N64, or Saturn games on the Dreamcast. If you want to play Xbox games, play them on your Xbox. If "spatial resources" are your biggest issue, then obviously you simply don't have room to own any new consoles (which sounds ridiculous to me). Not to mention the fact that zero games in the 360 library interests you, so why do you own one?

Sorry, I don't mean to take personal shots at your or anything but whenever people start demanding MS allocate more resources towards backwards compatibility it pisses me off because I paid $400 to play NEW games and have NEW experiences and I don't want anything to take away from that.

Tell you what... if spatial issues aren't a big deal for you, you go ahead and help me move back into the dorm this fall.  I'll make sure to have lots of extra boxes of unnecessary crap that I'd rather not carry around ready.   Tongue

See, the thing is, nobody would be pissed if they mentioned it as a possible future bonus.  But they weren't forthcoming about it; they promised a goal of 100% compatibility, and then punked out on us.
1170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Google Government search on: June 16, 2006, 08:32:31 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Um, thanks.  I will.

You're welcome.  Have fun!
1171  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Cool Gamer's Wives on: June 16, 2006, 08:14:18 PM
My not-yet-wife plays some mean Splinter Cell, and is a Warren Buffett of the WoW auction house (not to mention having more combined levels than me).  Otherwise, she seems to care less.
1172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A blurb about upcoming BC update for 360. on: June 16, 2006, 07:20:05 PM
The tragedy is that it is shiny, and I did jump.  Do I regret it?  Yeah, I have standard buyers' remorse, and I'd have much less if I could have hung onto the titles I sent off with my Xbox early this week when I sold it here.  But I needed the money, the Xbox had to go, and I merely blame Microsoft for the slight loss of gaming goodness in my life.

Now the PSP was my fault for jumping at shiny, and if/when I sell it on here, that will garner much more buyers' remorse (even though MLB06 is the finest baseball game I've ever played).
1173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / D&D... PDF? on: June 16, 2006, 07:16:41 PM
I'd rather have the PDFs.  I move twice a year.  Books get heavy in large quantity.
1174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google Government search on: June 16, 2006, 07:02:30 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Pretty neat, I want to play around with it a bit and see some of the stuff it can do.

Then by all means, go ahead.
1175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / more sony BS? on: June 16, 2006, 05:08:57 PM
Quote from: "Farscry"
Oh come on now, Kutaragi already said $600 is cheap for what we're getting.  You want all those inputs, you better be ready to pay $1000!


Nope.  $1000, still lie-adjusted.
1176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A blurb about upcoming BC update for 360. on: June 16, 2006, 05:07:01 PM
Quote from: "olaf"
Why would being able to play old games you can play currently on hardware you already own be the deciding factor in spending $400 for a new console?  You can play the games whether or not you buy the new console.


No offense, but some of us are in situations where money or space is a factor.  Both are for me right now (I live in a tiny apartment in NYC, with fairly sky-high rent), and thus, as much as I hated to let go, I just sold my Xbox with all my non-BC games.  And with as frequently as I move to school and back (two moves a year, plus a semi-move at winter break), hauling that much stuff around is truly unreasonable.  There are games I'll miss playing, but MS screwed the pooch on this one, and I bought into their hype.  Oh, well, at least I have Forza.
1177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wasn't the DS Lite supposed to come with a web browser? on: June 16, 2006, 01:57:25 PM
Quote from: "Misguided"
It's based on Opera and was demonstrated at E3. It is in the form of a DS cart (I had thought it was going to be GBA shaped, but not so, apparently). No idea what the release date is going to be, but my guess is this fall.

I don't recall seeing any reference to this being "built-in".

How did the input look?  That alone could push my PSP well to the back of my playing time (or to the front of my trading line), if the DS web browser looks like it will have good enough input to, say, post to here and OO remotely, I'm definitely in.
1178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 15, 2006, 09:08:05 PM
Deus Ex.
1179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The best game on the PSP - DJ Max Portable on: June 15, 2006, 08:30:03 PM
As long as the menus are navigable in even poor English, I'm in (next month, when I get paid).
1180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EBay has 200 million members on: June 14, 2006, 06:04:13 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
So that means they have around 100 million legit members?

1181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you think this would be cool? [Xbox Live Radio Stream] on: June 14, 2006, 06:03:44 PM
I could see this taking off hugely as a cross-promotion with certain games.  How much of a coup for Microsoft would it be if they could make their own custom radio channel, and have it as a default selectable channel in GTA4 on release day?
1182  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).
1183  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.
1184  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.
1185  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
1186  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: DS with Mario Kart and Animal Crossing on: June 12, 2006, 03:14:40 AM
Edit:  Never mind.
1187  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)
Madden 04
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.
1188  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!
1189  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.
1190  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).
1191  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 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.
1192  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.
1193  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.
1194  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.
1195  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.
1196  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'?
1197  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.
1198  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).
1199  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.
1200  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.
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