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15401  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.
15402  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
15403  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.
15404  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.
15405  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.
15406  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.
15407  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.
15408  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
15409  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.
15410  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
15411  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!
15412  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.
15413  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.


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.
15414  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.
15415  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.
15416  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:
15417  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
15418  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...
15419  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.
15420  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
15421  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
15422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is 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:
15423  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.
15424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 10, 2004, 05:43:03 PM It's R something...


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:

15425  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
15426  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.
15427  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
15428  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
15429  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.
15430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Name that Game, Graphic Edition on: October 10, 2004, 02:48:52 PM 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?:

15431  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
15432  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.
15433  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
15434  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.
15435  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.
15436  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.
15437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need some simple IE/Flash ad help on: October 10, 2004, 01:47:15 AM
Quote from: "Grinfin"

^^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
15438  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?
15439  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.
15440  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.
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