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15361  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:
15362  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.
15363  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.
15364  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
15365  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
15366  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.
15367  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.
15368  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.
15369  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.

15370  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
15371  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
15372  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
15373  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.
15374  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
15375  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'?
15376  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.
15377  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!

15378  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.
15379  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...
15380  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.
15381  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?
15382  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
15383  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
15384  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...
15385  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.
15386  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.
15387  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.
15388  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.
15389  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.
15390  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
15391  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.
15392  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.
15393  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 one. I've never laughed harder than I did while looking at those images.
15394  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
15395  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.
15396  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 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.
15397  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.
15398  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.
15399  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.


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.
15400  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
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