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15241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post the First Video game image you google 56k WARNING on: October 12, 2004, 02:54:10 PM
Starfox:


I'm sorry, I cheated on this one - this is actually the second shot. But it was simply too, well, fucked up to pass on. biggrin
15242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A word about spoilers on: October 12, 2004, 02:49:06 PM
Quote from: "CeeKay"
spoiler:

You can just change the font color to black smile




See?

biggrin

But that only works if people use the subBlack (or BlackGold as its now called) theme. biggrin
15243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / City of Heroes shutdown problem on: October 12, 2004, 02:27:54 PM
I have no memory leakage or anything while playing CoH.

And I tend to run the game with both WinAMP and a log analyzer on top of the game.

Then again I have WinXP and a gig of RAM, so that might be it...
15244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question about Gameboy Color Cartridges on: October 12, 2004, 02:25:44 PM
Well, look at it this way - only now are some of the NES batteries starting to die out.

So, odds are, the batteries in the GBC titles are still good.
15245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poll: EQ2 or WOW on: October 12, 2004, 02:58:51 AM
Having betaed both titles, I chose WoW. Will I actually buy it (or EQ2)? Good question.
15246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 RPG suggestions on: October 12, 2004, 02:57:36 AM
Star Ocean 3. I personally loved the game and reviewed it over here, if you're curious as to how much I liked it.
15247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post the First Video game image you google 56k WARNING on: October 11, 2004, 08:01:28 PM

Double Dragon.

Google's mini-image given only, as the real image didn't exist.
15248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DSL Recommendations that aren't Roadrunner on: October 11, 2004, 06:20:31 PM
Quote from: "Scraper"
Then Time Warner adds ESPN HD programming in my area and they decide that they will charge above and beyond the extra fee that I already pay for HD programming in order to view the channel. Bull Shit on that.

While I don't know the answer to your question, I do have to comment on this:

Unless I'm totally wrong, ESPN themselves forced the charge upon anybody offering their HD service. ESPN wanted more money, the cable companies couldn't include it in their usual packages they gave out (without losing money), so they tacked it on as an extra fee.

Blame ESPN for this hike, not your cable service.
15249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I want the Nintendo DS to fail on: October 11, 2004, 05:50:26 PM
Personally, I don't want to see the DS fail. Once again Nintendo shows off innovation, and I'd like to see it succeed. It's a pretty interesting idea, having a console with dual screens.

Of course, the last console they released with two screens (the Virtual Boy) failed like nobody's business... smile
15250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game Of All Time Tournament - CG Edition on: October 11, 2004, 05:47:48 PM
My five, in no order:

System Shock 2
Morrowind
Master of Orion 2
Wing Commander 2
Unreal Tournament 2004

Geez, a whole lot of sequels here. smile

Who voted for Wing Commander 3? That's the one that Origin butchered, making Hobbs evil for absolutely no reason whatsoever. The special edition version had a reason as to it in the script, but it was dropped.
15251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whats your favorite board style? on: October 11, 2004, 05:33:28 PM
The best part of this forum? The fact that you can choose between them all. smile

To answer the question though, subBlack.
15252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Favorite GG moment on: October 11, 2004, 05:32:31 PM
Quote from: "Debris"
Quote from: "Blackhawk"

As to the ass-banjo - the photoshoppers are alive and well, and it is only a matter of time before the Console Gold version shows up.  The AssBox, perhaps?  The P-Ass-2?  The AssCube?  GameAss Advanced?


GAH!!! Don't give them any ideas, Blackhawk!

*head explodes*

To answer the question, my faves by far were the Ass-Banjo thread and the Ready.gov one. I've never laughed harder than I did while looking at those images.
15253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ouch....Got this in my inbox this morning on: October 11, 2004, 05:24:08 PM
Quote from: "malchior"
This is becoming a huge issue.  I've been bombarded with sales calls about content filtering/file sharing filtering(I'm a network manager at a medium sized college).

If your bosses didn't want to do it before, they will soon when these guys cram their inboxes with the horrors and legal liabilities inherent in not content filtering.

Well, thankfully here at work we have open access to the 'net. Short of a few sites which bring up a giant 'this site isn't approved for viewing' (ads mainly, oddly enough), or bring up some other kind of warning from our work firewall, they don't seem to care what we're doing.

On the flip side, surfing the net is against the company's policies and procedures handbook, but screw them. smile

Oh, and Mitch - ROFL
15254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about posting pictures of models. on: October 11, 2004, 05:34:08 AM
Quote from: "Raven"
Can someone suggest a free hosting site?

Does anyone use Walla?

Well, most ISP's offer storage for hosting stuff. My Cox Cable account offers 10MB per e-mail address (up to 7), and 300MB of bandwith a month per account. That's more than enough for my Name That Game: Graphic Edition images I keep uploading. biggrin

Beyond that though, I don't have any idea.
15255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sattelite Radio questions on: October 11, 2004, 05:30:12 AM
Quote from: "ChaoZ"
Anybody know of XM tech is available in Canada?  Somehow, I doubt it because of the stupid CRTC regulations.

From what I know, all XM tech is US only. I could be wrong though.

And dbt1949, here's what I had to do to get my Sirius setup:

You buy the base station for $100. Then, you'll need either a car adaptor ($50) OR a boombox like device ($50). If you want, you can get both. Obviously one is for the car while the other is for other uses. smile

From there, it's a subscription based service. Sirius charges $12.95 a month, or you can get a year subscription for I think $120. It's something like that.

Sirius radio http://www.sirius.com offers (for free upon subscription) a web based version of their stations. Useful if you didn't purchase the boombox device. Also, because of this, you can sign up for a free 3 day test run of all of their stations. If you're curious, go visit their site.

The advantages of XM radio - no commercials, EVER. Short of the occasional 'Station ID', you'll never hear anything short of music. Unless you tune into one of those talk stations anyway.

All music all the time, and it's available no matter where you drive in the US. A very nice item if you drive lots every day.
15256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanted: A good sci-fi game on: October 11, 2004, 04:18:26 AM
Quote from: "archipelago"
If you haven't played them yet, howabout giving the Fallout games a spin? Old graphics but classic gaming!

If you have a local Fry's Electronics in your state (West Coast only for the most part), I've seen both Fallout and Fallout 2 in a combo pack for the whopping low price of $5. Needless to say, I picked that up in an instant. I've played and beaten the two titles already, but I can't find my box/game anymore...  :cry:

In the RPG front with a sci-fi theme, there's the oldies Septerra Core (I think I'm spelling that right), and that other action/RPG by Ion Storm I thought. Arachanox, or something close to it.
15257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pirates Limited Edition - Extra Content? (PC Version) on: October 11, 2004, 04:15:43 AM
I still own the original Pirates! for the PC. Well, more accurately, my brother does. What an awesome and simply perfect little game.
15258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Reporting in on: October 11, 2004, 04:13:32 AM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
The following best describes KD on any given day:  ninja

The following best describes KD this weekend:  :shock:

Point being? Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

ROFL

Well, for some reason I had no idea what Tubgirl was, so I did a quick Google search (not an image search, just a Google normal one). After seeing some of the refrences made in the links that appeared, I just have to say this:

So long, farewell, and thanks for playing.
15259  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about posting pictures of models. on: October 11, 2004, 04:10:06 AM
Quipp - just to let you know, PlanetSmilies doesn't like your external linking. It may look good on your end, but here all I see is an error message.

To get back on track - can't wait to see how long it takes before the first NWS (Not Work Safe) post shows up here. smile
15260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 04:05:35 AM
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
ah, you must've caught the brief moment where I tried the yellow text on the bars (shudder)

I have toned down the bars a bit and changed the header text color. drool

Now, if you can only find a way to make links inside of text be a different color, it would be perfect... smile

Edit - oddly enough, the links in my sig are a different color, yet the 'click here to see your thread again' doesn't have that feature.

Quote from: "VynlSol"
And my thanks to KD and the rest of the CG crew for being such gracious hosts. It's obvious that a great deal of time and effort have been spent on this site. It shows, and you all should be proud.

Thank you, and everyone one else, for all the kind comments you've passed our way in these last few days. Console Gold really is a work of love, and it helps to see so many people appreciate all of our work on it.
15261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 04:01:58 AM
Quote from: "gameoverman"
Overall, taking the brightness of any/all silver down a notch or two(maybe a kind of 'dirty' silver) would take care of the rest.

I was browsing the site and suddenly they just changed. How's that for speedy change times? smile
15262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 03:51:07 AM
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
are you guys referring to the silver header bars or the subSilver theme?

I think they mean the silver header bars.

Also, Jeff Jones, we have a thumbs up and thumbs down smilie. Click on the 'View more Emoticons' button for the full list of them. I think the forum software only supports 20 up front, but no limit to those on the clickable link.  thumbsup  thumbsdown

Oh, and Mike, even though I've been a subSilver fan ever since we fired up the forum here at CG, I do have to say, I love subBlack. Excellent work!
15263  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.
15264  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.
15265  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.
15266  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.
15267  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:
15268  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
15269  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...
15270  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.
15271  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
15272  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
15273  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
15274  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.
15275  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:

15276  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
15277  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.
15278  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
15279  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
15280  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.
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