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2241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: October NPDs on: November 17, 2007, 12:06:00 AM
I don't see Nintendo adding an MP3 player into the next iteration of the DS.  They're too nervous about piracy, and being able to put things on a DS would just make them jittery.  Besides, we've seen how well it's worked for the PSP.  How many firmware updates have they made since day 1 to stop piracy?  And how long does it take to crack each one?

I'm still trying to figure out Nintendo's next move, especially with a handheld.  Do they just do a DS with more power, like the Game Boy -> Color -> Advance progression?  Or do they shake it up even more?  Maybe add motion sensing to the DS2?

And what about the Wii?  Are they sure this is the route from now on?  Motion sensing?  Or do they have something else up their sleeve for the next gen?
2242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 16, 2007, 11:57:13 PM
This from the guy with a shirtless Trebek and Shatner as his tag.
2243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EB Loses Another Customer on: November 16, 2007, 11:55:54 PM
Well, and in my area, there's only Gamestop that sells used games, so I end up going there all the time.  I don't buy new games, ever.  If another place sold them, though, I'd be all over it.
2244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: October NPDs on: November 16, 2007, 07:49:38 PM
I foresee the PS3 going like the Gamecube did, struggling, plodding along in relative obscurity, just laying groundwork for the next console.  But this generation is pretty much screwed at that pace.  They're being outsold by the PS2.
2245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games that got better after you played them for awhile on: November 16, 2007, 07:44:27 PM
Lords of the Realm 2.  I played it, and could see that there was something there, but it was way too difficult.  Then a friend of mine showed me the ins and outs, and after then, it went down as one of my all-time favorite games.
2246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: November 15, 2007, 07:15:59 PM
The animations are perfect.  They remind me of a twisted employee orientation film.
2247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: November 14, 2007, 07:28:33 PM
Wow, this guy just does not dissapoint.
2248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Manning on: November 12, 2007, 03:17:23 PM
There's more choking in this thread than (fill in porn reference).
2249  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF Nintendo DS on: November 05, 2007, 02:13:11 PM
Just putting out feelers to see if anyone's trying to get rid of a Nintendo DS.  Just PM me if you're interested.
2250  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: EVGA 7900 GT KO. Price Drop! on: November 02, 2007, 11:53:58 PM
Geez.  I would so get this, but cash is tight right now.  Damn.
2251  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Games and Hardware FS on: October 30, 2007, 11:48:52 PM
So I'm confused, is there still RAM left?  If there is, I might be very interested.
2252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Monday Timewaster] Portal - In Flash! on: October 27, 2007, 06:10:01 PM
Played it again.  It's not bad.  I'm undecided.
2253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Monday Timewaster] Portal - In Flash! on: October 25, 2007, 02:38:37 AM
I don't know.  Does the real game have walls that you can't put portals on?  That would suck.
2254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Monday Timewaster] Portal - In Flash! on: October 24, 2007, 09:09:44 PM
Ugh.  Please tell me that's not how Portal is.
2255  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Half-Life 2 Steam Giveaway! on: October 24, 2007, 03:52:24 PM
If anyone still has a copy of HL2, I'll take it.
2256  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Some Old Playstation Games for Sale on: October 11, 2007, 05:28:18 PM
You got PM re Parappa the Rapper.
2257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oblivion performance? on: September 27, 2007, 11:02:35 PM
You would have great performance.  It would be comparable, I believe.  I have an Athlon 64 3200+ with 1.5 GB of RAM and a 6800, and I got pretty good performance.  You should be OK.
2258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did you ever wonder who was the first to... on: September 24, 2007, 07:52:59 PM
I'd like to be there at the invention of gay sex.  Think of that conversation.

"You want to do WHAT now?  Put it where I POOP?"
2259  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 3 on: September 24, 2007, 07:49:14 PM
I saw some crack reporter say that Tom Brady is on pace for 55 TD passes.  Can we stop doing this, please?

Look, after three games, I think we're jumping to conclusions.  He'll have great numbers, but he'll taper off at some point.  I mean, honestly, the Packers are on pace to finish the season undefeated.  Can we get over that ridiculous stat?
2260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Children and video games : when is it too soon? on: September 20, 2007, 05:04:01 PM
My wife works with children, and we've done a lot of research on the subject.  Scientifically, they say that up to about 3 years old (ballpark) a child shouldn't watch TV or play video games, and it should be severely limited after that point.  The reason is that a child doesn't understand that what's on the TV is not real.  There's no disconnect like with an adult.  What is happening on TV is happening inside that box, quite literally.

Now, with my children (when I have them, of course), my wife says Absolutely No Video Games until they're, I don't know, 12 or something knowing her.  I take a different tack.  I say that when you have a time for video games and a time for playing outside, it's ok.  If you have enormous amounts of interaction with the child's parents like we plan to do, it's not damaging.  I believe that video games teach problem solving skills that they might otherwise miss.

However, absolutely NO games will be allowed with weapons for my children for quite a while.  I think Animal Crossing is going to get the most play for quite a while and maybe Wii Sports.
2261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fun little animations? on: September 07, 2007, 10:45:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 07, 2007, 12:11:35 AM

and since we seem to have a bloody theme going with some of these:

That was from a Mr. Show episode.  So out of left field.
2262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Mexicans! on: August 30, 2007, 06:51:42 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 30, 2007, 04:49:18 AM

"300 Mexicans" would be a great band name.

Almost as good as 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.
2263  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 6/07) on: August 25, 2007, 05:27:40 PM
+1 to Caine.  Really great condition!  Awesome.
2264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 16, 2007, 11:53:29 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 12, 2007, 04:41:48 PM

for naednek:

I really can't see why someone would not like LOLcats.  I mean, are you not human?
2265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: O...M...G... Kung Fu Hustle!!! on: August 09, 2007, 05:51:53 PM
I called this movie "pure movie joy" when I went to see it in the theatre.  I stand by that statement.  I couldn't wipe the smile off my face throughout the whole thing.
2266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bourne Ultimatum Impressions [Spoilers Welcome] on: August 08, 2007, 10:32:24 PM
Yeah, I thought it was awesome how it combined elements of all three movies, but gave each movie a little more meaning, meaning that you want to watch them all again.  My wife was practically cheering on the Pamela Landy character.  She was a great character: strong, without being bitchy, which most actresses/directors don't know how to pull off.  Definitely a day one purchase.
2267  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTS: Working NES with Zapper & 3 Controllers on: August 01, 2007, 10:50:32 PM
So, I have this NES that works, but I don't need it around the house.  I want to sell it.  Here's what you get:

NES and hookups
Zapper (with badass scope)
3 controllers
Super Mario Bros.
Hogan's Alley
Whatever else I can find

I'm asking 50 for it, shipping included, OBO.  Let me know.
2268  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Misc game sale + PS2 blowout on: July 31, 2007, 02:33:04 PM
Man, I love that game TBA.  I've played and replayed it.
2269  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Gateway Laptop For Sale *PRICE DROPPED FOR THE LAST TIME* on: July 23, 2007, 09:27:56 PM
Actually, jblank, the guy who I talked about the laptop to is really intrigued but has no money.  Sorry.  I tried!
2270  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Gateway Laptop For Sale *PRICE DROPPED MORE* on: July 23, 2007, 12:48:12 PM
Hang on to this:  I might have a buyer for you.  I'll let you know.
2271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock: 7 minutes of video on: June 23, 2007, 06:52:54 PM
I really like that box art.  That is all.
2272  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for decent AGP card on: June 23, 2007, 06:50:52 PM
I have a 5700 LE (256 MB RAM) that I want to unload on anyone who's willing.  Shoot me a PM.
2273  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Nintendo DS F/S on: January 26, 2007, 07:50:37 PM
2274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Really Great Idea: Mario Casino on: January 10, 2007, 11:30:39 PM
I thought of this the other day.  Wouldn't "Mario Casino" be a great idea?  Think about it: Use the wi-fi to play mario-themed poker, blackjack, or other games versus people from around the world.  Compete for coins, and then use those coins to buy stuff for your character, decorate an in-game apartment, or gain special bonuses.

I would play this HARD-CORE.
2275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OMG!! Possible GoW for PC? on: January 09, 2007, 05:29:23 PM
That's exciting.  I hope they do it.
2276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 06, 2007, 04:01:31 PM
Yeah, anything marked as a "Games For Windows" label needs two requirements:  It has to put an icon in the "My Games" folder, along with some basic information, and it has to support the 360 controller.

I'm telling you, Microsoft is not letting PC gaming go by the wayside.  Isn't is ironic that one of the most hated companies could be the savior of the PC gaming hobby?
2277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 05, 2007, 11:27:47 PM
I was PC gaming since I got a 286-8/12 MHz machine with 640 KB of RAM.  I also went to a friend's house occasionally to play on his Apple IIc.  I have been upgrading PC's since I put a math co-processor in the 286.  The first games I remember purchasing are Arkanoid II and Battle Chess.  I have experience and I've been following the industry longer than the original NES has been around.  I didn't even get into consoles until the Dreamcast.

I'm just messing with you.  I agree, shockingly enough, with unbreakable (or is it Kobra? Tongue).  If PC gaming was going to die, it would have died already.  As it is, it's not going anywhere.  Is it getting more niche?  Definitely.  That's why Microsoft is releasing Vista, along with the Games For Windows platform, to push the industry to stop making cheap non-3d capable computers.

In fact, Microsoft is making the PC part of it's two-pronged strategy, along with the 360.  So, if the biggest company in computers isn't abandoning the PC, and isn't going to anytime soon, there's a darn good chance that PCs are in it for the long haul.
2278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 04, 2007, 11:35:38 PM

Quote from: Graham on January 04, 2007, 09:05:52 PM

OK, then prove it.  Give me an original non-ported title.  Either it will have a small development team, backed by a large publisher, or have hype because it's a sequel or has a specific developer or publisher behind it.

I think you've explained ANY console, PC or otherwise with your blanket statement.

Dragon Warrior VIII?  GTA4?  I mean, you can go down the line, and there's a REASON why people are excited about most games: there's a name behind it, or it's a sequel.  A lot of times, there are games that aren't intended to be tremendously popular and just happen to go big (Katamari Damacy).

No disrespect to consoles, because I love my PS2, but PCs are still viable.  I mean, hell, the installed user base blows away ANY console, doesn't it?
2279  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Best animation program? on: January 04, 2007, 08:30:14 PM
I'm looking for a good animation program, one that lets you do professional-type animation.  What are the best ones?
2280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4: why no PC love? on: January 03, 2007, 10:34:44 PM
Yeah, I think that the previous versions came out for PC AFTER the console versions were out for a bit, although San Andreas was pretty darn simultaneous.
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