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15361  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
15362  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.
15363  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.
15364  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.
15365  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.
15366  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.

15367  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
15368  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...
15369  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:
15370  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.
15371  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.
15372  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
15373  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
15374  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.
15375  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.
15376  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.
15377  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.

15378  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
15379  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
15380  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
15381  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.
15382  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
15383  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'?
15384  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.
15385  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!

15386  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.
15387  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...
15388  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.
15389  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?
15390  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
15391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A word about spoilers on: October 12, 2004, 02:49:06 PM
Quote from: "CeeKay"

You can just change the font color to black smile



But that only works if people use the subBlack (or BlackGold as its now called) theme. biggrin
15392  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...
15393  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.
15394  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.
15395  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.
15396  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.
15397  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.
15398  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
15399  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
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.
15400  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.
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