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15241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / SOE and Lucas Arts might be getting a divorce on: October 11, 2004, 01:43:04 AM
I have heard absolutely nothing but horror stories about SoE's stupidity when it came to managing Star Wars Galaxies. Then again they've been going downhill for years now, starting on Everquest.

This is why I have no interest in EQ2, even though I played EQ1 for quite some time. The management is just dumb.
15242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Nfl Trashtalk on: October 11, 2004, 01:41:18 AM
Quote from: "naednek"
Wish I knew what happened in between.  Didn't think they would come back frown

From what I heard (as I wasn't watching the game, just sorta listening to it at work), the 49ers started their comeback on a 70+ yard kickoff return for a touchdown. After that, they scored another touchdown AND got a 2-point conversion with about a minute left on the clock (tying the game)

Then I started watching the game in earnest, as I hate the Cardinals (even though I live in AZ). smile

Cardinals try to come back, but after losing 9 yards after their QB gets clobbered (nobody in the defense even touched the guy), they punt. Then the 49ers take the knee.

Overtime!

The 49ers got the ball and pretty much just walked down the field. One field goal later from about the 30 yard line, and the game was over.

Nice blow, Cardinals. Losses like this show that you truly are the worst team in the NFL. It's too bad that the voters are so goddamned stupid that they voted to make you a nice new stadium for your shitty selves.
15243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sell me on another browser than IE on: October 11, 2004, 01:33:22 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Lets queue Tim in 3..2..1...

Sorry, I was in the middle of driving home. biggrin

Mozilla Firefox is the browser you want. It's completely and totally free, and has built in pop-up and ad-blocking. With a few simple plugins, the ad-blocking is greatly enhanced (stopping even the worst of Flash ads if you install Flash/Shockwave), you can wander through the web with mouse gesturing (forward/back/whatever become mouse movements), and nothing will install behind your back, unlike IE, so visit all the pron sites you want in total safety.

And best of all, you can live happily, knowing that you're not using a browser that hasn't been updated since the stone age.
15244  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Establishing New Gone Gold forums on: October 11, 2004, 12:18:12 AM
Quote from: "GoblinToe"
I'm kinda groovin on the CG forum color scheme.  This is all theme based, so we can choose between different styles if you do setup the black and gold also, right?

Yup. Buried inside your Profile (link up on the very top of the page), you can change the color scheme/style of the forum. Test out the two (well, one other, anyway) we have now if you're curious.
15245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Shock 3 announced today? on: October 10, 2004, 10:52:57 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Maybe they'll put Sho'nuff in it  Tongue

On the topic of Sho'nuff, check out the link in my sig that's the word Destructor.  :mrgreen:
15246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counter-Strike? on: October 10, 2004, 10:01:20 PM
Quote from: "archipelago"
Mine is "Johnny Long-Torso"

..with apologies to MST3K

Could be worse - you could've called yourself Big McLarge Huge. biggrin
15247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you playing now (the october edition) on: October 10, 2004, 09:58:24 PM
Well, I just beat Star Ocean 2 on the PS2 (outstanding game with one hell of a shocker plot twist near the end) and X-Men Legends (which I reviewed here), so what's next for me...

A bit of Evil Genius, a bit of City of Heroes (outstanding and just plain FUN MMO), some more of Fable (nearing the end and enjoying it)...

I'll be playing (and reviewing) Guilty Gear X2 as well as SNK vs Capcom (hopefully on both) in the near future as well.

And that doesn't include the games that I'd like to buy but don't have the time for...
15248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Shock 3 announced today? on: October 10, 2004, 08:50:31 PM
Anybody read Gamespot's preview of Bioshock yet (the game we're all talking about here)?

Holy shit.

Please be good. Please be good. Please be good.
15249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / CG Music Thread - What are you listening to? on: October 10, 2004, 06:46:49 PM
Quote from: "Rob_Merritt"
ok, I have no shame


William Shatner made a CD? You have GOT to be kidding.

And I'm currently listening to Dracula Nocturne (Japanese import of the Castlevania: Symponia of the Night soundtrack for the PS1). Yes, I do actually own the music CD. smile
15250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why not? on: October 10, 2004, 06:40:06 PM
Quote from: "Zaxxon"
I'll live up to my name and continue pushing Opera on this new Internet home.  slywink  

And why I prefer Firefox (unless things have changed):

1) Firefox is completely, totally, and utterly free.
2) It doesn't have the same name as that person on TV that I utterly hate.

You know, Zaxxon, I remember doing these same arguments with you before... biggrin
15251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Gonegold.com down? on: October 10, 2004, 06:36:02 PM
Let me send you over to this link and that FAQ will answer everything we know about Gone Gold:

http://www.consolegold.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1227
15252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Midway Arcade Treasures 2/Kingdom Under Fire - Out this week on: October 10, 2004, 06:31:39 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Well, I know that STUN Runner runs very slow on MAME (with a fast computer), so maybe they were having problems getting the game to run at a decent speed on the PS2/Xbox.

And here I thought that MAME supported any standard 3d accelerator card nowadays for those kind of games. *shrugs*

Anyway, enough about emulation. I wonder why they just didn't port the Atari Lynx version instead? It had voice and everything, and moved at a pretty good clip considering the lack of raw power in the console.
15253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 10, 2004, 05:43:03 PM
Rascal...no...Ristar...no... It's R something...

 :idea:

Rocket Knight Adventures for the Sega Genesis (and a lousy shot at that).

What to dig up for my next game...

Here's one of the best side (and vertical)-scrollers ever made:

15254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Midway Arcade Treasures 2/Kingdom Under Fire - Out this week on: October 10, 2004, 05:36:04 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Yep, they pulled Mortal Kombat (so they could have it on the Kollectors Editon of MK:D) and STUN Runner (emulation problems?) and replaced them with: Kozmik Kroozr', Timber and Wacko. :?

MK I can understand, but Stun Runner? Emulation problems in this day and age? You can't throw a stick without hitting an emulator of somesort nowadays.

I'm also well versed in video gaming, but I've never heard of any of those replacements. Time to get my brain up to date. smile
15255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WoW Open Beta signups soon on: October 10, 2004, 05:34:23 PM
Quote from: "warning"
So can someone explain how this works for a total noob?  Does an open beta mean that anyone can download the beta version of the game and play it during the beta period?  What are the typical restrictions?

To answer your questions: Yes and absolutely none at all (generally, as everybody can play).

Keep in mind that it's something like a 2 to 3GB download.
15256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A list of the 50 worst movies in the 1990s on: October 10, 2004, 05:32:29 PM
Quote from: "archipelago"
THANK YOU for providing that link - I never realized there was all that additional information concerning the making of this film on the imdb, though I suppose I should have assumed, considering its notoriety.

You're welcome. I enjoy spreading around pure evil when I can. smile

And a big thank you to MST3K for watching that stinker of a film and releasing it on DVD for all of us to buy.  thumbsup
15257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / is Knightshade Dragon.............. on: October 10, 2004, 05:28:25 PM
Well, I know that Ron (Knightshade Dragon) was a huge Ultima fan way back when and was quite involved in the game.

Is he the one you remember though? We'll have to wait for him to post. smile
15258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Midway Arcade Treasures 2/Kingdom Under Fire - Out this week on: October 10, 2004, 04:13:29 PM
Wait... They pulled STUN Runner? Those sneaky ninja bastards...  ninja

I guess my Atari Lynx version will be the only one that ever arrived on a home console... Too bad, really.
15259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 10, 2004, 02:48:52 PM
Blue...blue... Blue something or another for the DC...

Got it - Blue Stinger for the Dreamcast. The mind still works. biggrin

One minute here for me to find a shot. What to post...

Okay then - one of the hardest games on the console hands down. Who remembers throwing their controller around because of it?:

15260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Weekend Time Waster] - Who's the fastest of them all? on: October 10, 2004, 02:43:39 PM
I remember doing this when it was originally posted on GG so long ago. I remember I did quite well, but I'm not spending the hour or so to redo my accomplishments. biggrin
15261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Holy crap - what a game collection on: October 10, 2004, 02:41:52 PM
Good lord. And I thought I owned too many consoles.
15262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A list of the 50 worst movies in the 1990s on: October 10, 2004, 02:35:20 PM
Manos: The Hands of Fate.

Oh, wait, that didn't come out in the 90's. It still sucks though. biggrin
15263  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need some simple IE/Flash ad help on: October 10, 2004, 05:56:59 AM
Quote from: "Grinfin"
I do too. I've been using Firefox for a while and love it. Except for the cache. It seems to make its own variety of cache files so you can't go in and find, e.g., a Flash movie you want to save. Or maybe I just don't know what I'm doing.

I've never really dug through Firefox's cache, well, ever, so I wouldn't know about this. I also don't have Shockwave or Flash installed on this browser, so I couldn't view them if I tried.

That's why I keep IE around - just for that and nothing more.
15264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / People Tactics on: October 10, 2004, 05:13:48 AM
Quote from: "CSL"
PBEM = Play By E-Mail

You know, doing your turn and sending it?

You know, before Al Gore invented this internet thingy we keep talking about.  Or something. biggrin

To post something constructive, I'm gonna have to decline on this one. Hopefully you'll find more participtants who have more free time than I.
15265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / X-Men Legends Review on: October 10, 2004, 01:49:50 AM
Quote from: "Zagreus"
is there a level cap?

if I can level up in the "training room" I'm a little concerned about maxing out my characters before finishing the game.

I don't think there is. I had to redo some missions in the Training Room a few times, and gained a ton of exp as a result, but while I needed an absolute ton of exp to gain the next level (in the millions, easily), I never hit any kind of cap.
15266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need some simple IE/Flash ad help on: October 10, 2004, 01:47:15 AM
Quote from: "Grinfin"
http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/ts/documents/remove_player.htm

^^If you specifically want to get rid of Flash.

See, I knew there was an easy to remove method. Just didn't know what it was/where to look.

I still recommend you switch to Firefox anyway. biggrin
15267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: can i pass? i can't get the screenshot in... on: October 09, 2004, 11:20:17 PM
Quote from: "mytocles"
can i pass and just let the game go on?  maybe i'll get one right later, or can use a "play later" card?

gotta run, thanks!

So, then - Bullwinkle, want to take another stab at an image since you were the last one to guess correctly?
15268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / X-Men Legends Review on: October 09, 2004, 11:18:24 PM
Quote from: "Jarrodhk"
I'll second the co-op mode fun!  I've had a blast with it by myself, but it really gets interesting with 2 or 3 other people playing alongside you.  The cries of 'watch where you're throwing that barrel!' and 'I was going to kill that!' are quite amusing.

That and some special combos like the Fastball Special (take a melee powerhouse like Rogue or Colossus and throw another character, especially Wolverine) are hard to pull off in single player.
15269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why wasn't I informed?! (Final Fantasy 1&2 coming to GB on: October 09, 2004, 11:14:22 PM
Quote from: "Zagreus"
so will FF3 be DS-exclusive? I kinda hoped my GBA-SP had a couple more years of life left in it frown

Nobody really knows what Square has planned in its Final Fantasy line. They might make a ton of cash in sells of FF1 and FF2, so they'll decide to just port the Wonderswan version of FF3 (which is essentionally what FF1 and FF2 are, to my knowledge) to the GBA as well.
15270  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 09, 2004, 08:31:17 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
By the way, I am now trying to hunt down a cheap, working Virtual Boy.  Thanks, Destructor.

*evil laugh*

My work here is done. biggrin

eBay might be a good place to start. They aren't cheap however, as they're kinda rare nowadays. And, no, you can't have mine. smile

Edit: Now that I think on it, I should finish my Atari Lynx collection as well. Two consoles, a whole ton of accessories, and every single game that was ever released in the US (in addition to a few homebrew titles) short of just a few... eBay, here I come!
15271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 09, 2004, 08:26:35 PM
Quote from: "Misguided"
Quote from: "Tscott"
But in the words of Deckard Cain in PC's own Diablo II, "Good to see you!" "Stay a while and listen."

CURSE YOU!
Now I have the Deckard Cain rap stuck in my head!

I'll admit, I haven't heard this yet. Care to direct a link my way? smile

WW - please, use the General Gaming forum for now to post about PC stuff. The carpet can always be cleaned once we all determine what's happened with Gone Gold.

stimpy - welcome aboard. We're glad to help however we can in these times of GG's unknown. Don't worry - you can't wear our your welcome.
15272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / X-Men Legends Review on: October 09, 2004, 07:30:41 PM
Well, I've posted my review of X-Men Legends for the Xbox, so in CG tradition, this post is to discuss any thoughts about my review or the game itself.

Personally, I found it a pretty fun single player title, but it's far more fun with a few friends over thanks to the pretty stupid AI in your teammates.

Any questions or thoughts? Ask away. It's a boring day at work, so I need something to talk about. smile
15273  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 09, 2004, 07:23:28 PM
Quote from: "rrmorton"
On the plus side, it's good to have a new batch of smilies to work with. My favorite is this catbutt with dangly turd:  :idea:  

I'll never look at the lightbulb icon quite the same ever again. Gee, thanks.  :shock:

And while it's been said before, I might as well say it again - we here at Console Gold welcome everybody from across the street at Gone Gold. It's getting a bit crowded though, so I recommend you bring your own chair or sleeping bag. smile
15274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need some simple IE/Flash ad help on: October 09, 2004, 12:57:41 PM
Yes, I know that this isn't the answer you're looking for, but...

Get Firefox...

Built in ad-blocking (which can be easily enhanced by a plugin), built in pop-up blocking, mouse based gesturing (plugin) that drastically increases the ease of the web... Oh, and none of the security flaws that IE has.

To answer your question though, yes, there is a way to delete Flash/Shockwave after you've installed it, but I don't know the command offhand to see/edit what's been installed in your browser. Now that I think on it though, I thought that Service Pack 2 for WinXP was going to do that as an option...
15275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Weekend Movies - 10/08/04 on: October 09, 2004, 04:50:16 AM
Well, I'll be watching my laptop screen at work, as life at my local pharmacy is extremely boring on weekends.

Oddly enough, it's also the days I get paid the most to simply be there. Go figure. smile
15276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 09, 2004, 04:42:43 AM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
Well, clearly that's the Virtual Boy, so after some research:  Teleroboxer.

Never heard of it.  Can you get Virtual Boys cheap now?

Virtual Boys were cheap when they vanished off of store shelves. Hell - I got the console for $20 and the games for $5 to $10 apiece at my local Blockbuster when Nintendo discontinued them. My stand for the console is busted, and I'm short one (maybe two) of the games to make a complete and total set of everything ever released, but it was a fun console.

Too bad it ruined the development of one's eyes for any kid 12 and younger. smile

Anyway, you're right with your game, so go post away.
15277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The official woman of Console Gold [56k] on: October 09, 2004, 04:27:39 AM
Quote from: "Siljanus"
Yeah, I believe that would be her.  To confirm, here's a pic:



/speak ass

I think that was the command back in the CS .6 days (when I last played Counter Strike), when if you typed that in, the game would actually say ass. smile
15278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? on: October 09, 2004, 03:05:03 AM
Quote from: "Siljanus"
Say, with this forum software can we turn it up to page 11?

With this forum software, there are no limits. At least, not that I've been told anyway. biggrin

Break page 11 and we'll see what happens.
15279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC-PR] Anarchy Online For Free on: October 09, 2004, 12:29:12 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
It sure does....I remember a stack of them on top of a trashcan..do you?

Yeah, that I do. I think I still have that photo lying around somewhere.

In all honesty though, this was a good game if you liked the traditional MMO formula. The best part though (IMHO) was the instanced dungeons. It allowed you and your team to get away from the crowds and the kill-stealing, tucking you away from the rest of the world in a dungeon all of your own.

Since then, most MMOs have them. Go figure.
15280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 09, 2004, 12:09:35 AM
After digging further, I found that the name was Evo: Search for Eden. Man, my memory is good tonight. And what a great game.

Let's try something a bit different. And harder:



Anybody remember this eye-ruining classic?
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