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15361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poll: EQ2 or WOW on: October 15, 2004, 07:21:46 PM
Quote from: "Raven"
The point is that not everyone dies frequently, while others die all the time. For many, the group exp penalty is like some form of mmorpg communism.

I predict the feature will be removed.

Well, I do have to admit - the devs have actually been listening to their beta testers (for once), so we'll see what truly happens with this 'feature' as time goes on.
15362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 has been leaked. on: October 15, 2004, 07:11:31 PM
Ripped straight from our main page, from Bungie themselves:
Responding to news of the leaked version - which has been circulating in various illegal channels since yesterday - the developer said, "It would seem that the French PAL version of the game has surfaced on the Internet." As for its origins: "This is almost positively the work of some jerk in the manufacturing plant who pocketed the game as it is being printed in mass for world release on the 9th of November," the update concluded.

Yup - blame the French. They started everything.  :wink:  :roll:
15363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 007, you're fired!!!! on: October 15, 2004, 05:31:01 PM
Quote from: "Siljanus"
Or The Rock!  (does the thing he does with his prehensile eyebrow before going off to blow up laser, defuse bomb, kill badguys with a pen, etc.)

Actually, after watching The Rock in his other movies, I do have to say that he'd make a most interesting Bond. He's a bit too beefy for what the Bond characters tend to do (gadgets instead of fistacuffs), but...
15364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Excellent EQ2 Preview on: October 15, 2004, 05:28:31 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
its the blue word "this" in his post.

Blue? It's orange in my forum style. smile

But, here, have the full link (as I agree with most of what was said in this preview):
15365  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WoW: Open Beta coming sooooon on: October 15, 2004, 05:25:30 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
I'm not going to play retail either. I've been beta testing it for many months now and it just isn't all that also isn't anywhere near ready for launch.

As I played the beta, I found that it was extremely well done and could've been launched just about anytime within the past month or two.

Yes, some things aren't complete, but I look at it this way:

When was the last time that Blizzard released ANYTHING before it was 'done'?
15366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poll: EQ2 or WOW on: October 15, 2004, 05:23:33 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Group EXP Penalties?  Jesus, that's the stupidest thing I've heard yet.  Classic SoE nonsense.

Yeah, I'm not happy with that either.

However, if I do play, it'll be with friends only, so I'll have my own group at all times.

And here, if you want a very indepth preview of EQ2 (with most points I agree on as well), visit here:
15367  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / MSN Homepage is borked. on: October 15, 2004, 01:16:38 PM
I blame the fact that you're still using IE. That alone can cause all kinds of problems. biggrin

On a more helpful point though, I'm not quite sure what's causing it.
15368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I finally will admit this to you guys... on: October 15, 2004, 04:42:00 AM
Hey, it could be worse.

You could have the Arizona Cardinals.

And we, the voters, were too stupid to realize that we were voting for a new stadium for these losers. Look, you play like a college football team, you STAY in a college football stadium. smile

You know, I wonder if ASU could beat the Cardinals in a game...
15369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WoW: Open Beta coming sooooon on: October 15, 2004, 04:38:52 AM
Also, in the ad in my current issue of PC Gamer:

"Check to sign up for the Open Beta Test!"

15370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ..... on: October 15, 2004, 02:46:05 AM
Quote from: "Pharaoh"
hahahha I thought you meant Arizona Cardinals!

I was charging in here to hurt you, but your all good! Go real Cardinals.

You know, I was about to say the same exact thing.

Stupid sucky football team. 'Professional' my ass.
15371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Romance of the Three Kingdoms on: October 14, 2004, 04:39:52 PM
Well, the score has been changed, although it'll take our database a bit to fix that little bug.


As far as reviews go, yes, we do have quite a few. Look around on our review page for what we have. smile
15372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hyperthreading? on: October 14, 2004, 01:10:19 PM
Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"
I remember there were time when Creative SB Live driver have problem with dual processors or Hyperthreading, but I thought all problems should be solve by now since Pentium IV with HT has been available for over a year now.

Nope - all the Creative SB Live driver issues are caused by Creative themselves as they're all too fucking lazy to get off their fat asses and write updated drivers more than once a year (if even that).

That said - I'll NEVER EVER buy another Creative product again. My motherboard supports surround just fine (although I doubt I'll ever use anything more than 2), and it'll keep me away from Creative.

Their driver support sucks. Period. Absolute worst in the industry.
15373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poll: EQ2 or WOW on: October 14, 2004, 01:08:14 PM
Quote from: "Ascendent"
I'll be playing WoW the game is very fun and zero down time. God I hated waiting to heal or regen mana in EQ or not being able to solo. So far I've seen in WoW all classes seem to be able to solo. But I do hope those of you playing EQ2 enjoy it.

The regen times have been drastically reduced in EQ2 (due to another copied feature - eating food/drink), and soloing isn't too much of an issue that I've seen so far.
15374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 14, 2004, 01:02:38 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
Thought I haven't played it, I would have to say that looks very similiar to the screens I've seen of Second Sight.

*digs through our database that holds 42 screenshots of Second Sight* biggrin

You are absolutely correct, sir. You're up.
15375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 has been leaked. on: October 14, 2004, 05:01:40 AM
No way...



Personally, I'm not surprised. Hopefully the pirates got ahold of a non-US edition or something.

But even The pirates strike again and this time get their hands on something bigger than the Half Life 2 source code leak.

And before anybody thinks about saying anything - I have a presell for the collector's edition that I'm buying the day it comes out.
15376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Day 4 without Pepsi... on: October 14, 2004, 04:40:15 AM
Personally, I mainly drink some diet Minute Maid lemonade thingy. Combined total of 5 calories a can, and it tastes almost like the real thing.

Only one problem though - last time I hit my local grocery store (where I work), I found out that they now sold the stuff in 8 packs (yes, 8 packs, not 12 like everything else), for the EXACT SAME PRICE as before.

15377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best commercial! on: October 14, 2004, 04:35:24 AM
Quote from: "disarm"
i've made all of them available here for your viewing pleasure...enjoy! Cool

I haven't laughed so hard in some time. Thank you for the laughs. biggrin
15378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Urge to kill rising, most hated commercial category on: October 14, 2004, 04:28:14 AM
Quote from: "Misguided"
Have you guys seen that one of the latest things is OTC supplements that are sold and marketed like prescription drugs? They give them fancy names, make 'em a nifty color, put them in a cute pill case and sell them for a fortune, yet they aren't drugs at all.

Seen it. Hated it.

In addition, I absolutely hate Opera (the person, not the browser) now.

Ever since she 'advertised' some OTC drug of some sort (of which I have NO idea what the hell it's supposed to do), I've had customer after customer come into my pharmacy looking for it.

The customer tells me some funky name I've never heard of, I promptly ask if she saw it on Opera. They say yes, I tell them to go away.

Some days, I really hate being a pharmacy tech at a grocery chain...
15379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gives new meaning to a flying chopper. on: October 14, 2004, 04:24:23 AM
If it wasn't littered with porn ads and other fun stuff on the sidebar, I'd be linking that to my Daily Wrap tomorrow morning.

All I have to say is this - I never, ever, expected to see a flying lawnmower. I never figured they were that aerodynamic.  :roll:
15380  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R&P Decision on: October 14, 2004, 04:13:16 AM
Quote from: "Enough"
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
The Classic :

In terms of pinball history yes.  But there is no match for the goodness that is Medieval Madness in terms of playability and enjoyment.  Have you played it?

Betwen Medieval Madness and Road Show, I loved my times at my local Gameworks.

Then they both got broken and nobody fixed them...

BTW - if you're looking for any pinball tables, I highly recommend eBay. You might find a few steals there.
15381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Master of Arcturus - New real time strategy game set in spac on: October 14, 2004, 04:08:43 AM
And look at this list of features!


    * First real-time space strategy game for the Atari 2600.
    * Combines graphical star field display with 12 character text display.
    * Single player game against the computer AI.
    * Uses 1 joystick controller.
    * 65 difficulty levels.
    * Compatible with an unmodified Starpath Supercharger for playing on original hardware.
    * 4K ROM.
    * 7 Easter egg messages. Collect them all.

I do have to say that's really cool. I'll never play it, but that's still really cool.
15382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need to quit my job... on: October 14, 2004, 04:05:42 AM
Quote from: "Purge"
*insert Purge's giant list here*

This is why I hate this time of year. If only publishers didn't force all these developers to ship their games in the 4th quarter just so their yearly sales figures looked so much better than they actually are to keep their stock up therefore giving the publisher's managers all of these giant bonuses we'd see more games spread evenly throughout the year.

Damn, that's one big sentence. biggrin
15383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 14, 2004, 04:02:49 AM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Quote from: "JCC"
Looks like River Raid to me...

River Raid was one great game...

I guarantee you're right, so continue on.

And to be perfectly accurate, that is a back of the box (or a side display on the arcade game) scan than anything else.

No Atari 2600 game could support things like trails like that. biggrin
15384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poll: EQ2 or WOW on: October 14, 2004, 03:56:43 AM
Quote from: "olaf"
As for the NDA...I will concede that Blizzard is the one making waves here and that it is unusual to have a no-NDA beta for 6+ months, but if SOE had any sense AND a competitive product they would have copied them.  They did not.  Why not?

Good question. SoE is copying other things *cough*griffins*cough*, so why not the open-ended beta model?

To put things very bluntly - EQ2 is taking a lot of the issues that the original game had and fixing them. On the flip side, some say that they're going too far.

Take a look at (open site - everybody can look around, but you can't access the beta specific forums without a user/pass), and take a look around. Sony is pretty open about a lot of things on their site.
15385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Urge to kill rising, most hated commercial category on: October 13, 2004, 02:40:52 PM
Any drug commercial at all.

"Warning, drug x may cause sneezing, coughing, heart problems, increased shitting, and chance of death."

*watches some happy people dancing around in the field*

Stupid FDA for lifting that ban last year. Just think of how much money the drug companies are spending for advertisements instead of passing the drug savings onto YOU, the consumer.
15386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I Hate Consoles! on: October 13, 2004, 02:38:25 PM
Quote from: "HankRaptor"
The TG 16 handheld IS THE BEST ever made... I love that handheld.

Man, I still say that the Atari Lynx rocked. Great little console that ultimately couldn't.
15387  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Microsoft .Net question(log in) on: October 13, 2004, 02:28:54 PM
You know, I was going to ask the same thing, and here, you guys have solved my latest PC issue.

15388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / We need a HL2 pool on: October 13, 2004, 02:27:09 PM
September 15th, just like they said last year!

Aw...crap. biggrin
15389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poll: EQ2 or WOW on: October 13, 2004, 02:24:51 PM
Quote from: "Sparhawk"
I've yet to meet a company that doesn't treat their customers like shit.

Star Wars Galaxies?

That was Star Wars Galaxies. Not Everquest or Everquest 2.

You do realize that all these games are being (mis)managed by the same team in the end, right? They're all through SoE.

EQ was just expansion after expansion after expansion. Screw the bugs, the issues, the problems, they just wanted money.

The latest expansion was delayed only after a GIANT uproar by the community, saying that they were simply NOT going to buy another expansion until the original product was fixed.

Why am I still enjoying EQ2 though? Good question. I'm not sure myself. smile
15390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Morrowind plugin DVD list [continued from GG] on: October 13, 2004, 02:20:58 PM
I'd love to get my hands on this as well. Now that I have a decent video card (X800XT instead of my 'aging' 9700 Pro), I can play this game rather well now. biggrin
15391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I want the Nintendo DS to fail on: October 13, 2004, 02:14:01 PM
Quote from: "Tebunker"
Eitherway, I still don't think that  your GBA will die as Nintendo is pretty hell bent on supporting both machines.

Remember though - the DS will support all GBA single player (NO multiplayer) games based on what I know.

Personally, I think companies will support both portable GBA consoles. There's too much money (and too many people) involved not to.
15392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: San Andreas will make shipping date? on: October 13, 2004, 02:10:13 PM
Hey, wankerjr, not to sidetrack things, but how is EB preselling the DS anyway? Will they require you to purchase shit like my EB did with the PS2, Xbox, AND Gamecube just to buy the damn thing on day 1? Or will they be nice for once and just sell the thing straight?

To get back on topic - I don't intend to buy GTA for the PS2. I've always been able to wait for the far better PC port, and I intend to do so again.

Besides, there's too many other games I wanna play shortly. biggrin
15393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [R] So the next debate is in Tempe Arizona on: October 13, 2004, 01:02:40 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
School me, has anyone other than a Dem or Rep ever pulled more than 5% of the vote?  Its never more than those two in the debates really...I just can't believe that these are my only two viable options. (and don't say Nader...the man doesn't use those new fangled PCs)

I heard from somebody who got their 'early voter' card to mail back that there are TEN people running for president. TEN people.

Maybe not ten, but it was at least 8 people. Short of the two and Nader, I hadn't heard of a single one of them. Why are they even trying? Just to give the US a 'choice'?
15394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / my new toy on: October 13, 2004, 12:59:44 PM
No offense, but I personally never trusted a laptop that thin. When they get that small, you're removing the protective shell around your motherboard/monitor completely.

In short - one good knock and that thing is busted.

Still... It's cool. Really thin, really small, and really light.
15395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [R] So the next debate is in Tempe Arizona on: October 13, 2004, 02:39:23 AM
Quote from: "Sith Lord"
Wow - those ticket prices are insane. Amazing to think that more than half of our eligible voters don't vote, but a few hundred people will pay a couple years' wages to watch a debate.


Scary, no?

And like I said last time Mr. Bush flew into town - DON'T TRAVEL ON THE STREETS DURING RUSHHOUR!

15396  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poll: EQ2 or WOW on: October 13, 2004, 02:29:38 AM
Quote from: "Misguided"
Sticking with CoH, here.  :wink:

Yeah, CoH still rules.

However, after putting more time into the EQ2 beta, I do have to say that the game is growing on me. I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
15397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 12, 2004, 06:26:03 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
I know it's not Pro Wrestling, but I have to say to whoever gets this:  A Winner is You!!

Man, how I remember and love that 'A Winner is You' from Pro Wrestling.

To answer the question though, I'm really not sure which wrestling title this is. Maybe once I get home and dig through my collection of NES titles something might jump to mind...
15398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rate X-Men Legends for single player on: October 12, 2004, 06:02:47 PM
It is a fun game single-player. You'll notice your partners' lack of intelligence, and you'll be doing most of the fighting, but it's still a fun game in single player.

Add in even a single friend though, and the fun factor jumps by a ton.
15399  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone on: October 12, 2004, 03:16:30 PM
Well, I intend to pick up the Xbox version (supports Progressive Scan, faster loading, etc), as soon as it comes out.

Although I have to ask - why did the PS2 one launch first?
15400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post the First Video game image you google 56k WARNING on: October 12, 2004, 02:54:10 PM

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
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