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9161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]HOME to be released next month in europe on: September 07, 2007, 09:41:33 AM
I have to say, the one area that I think Sony is doing pretty well in is the PSNetwork games.  Lots of those look like good, original fun.  That's something I've become pretty disappointed with in XBox Live Arcade even though they are now getting the games out regularly. 

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is lots of fun on the PSP, I can imagine it might be even better with 2 analog sticks. 
9162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New iPods announced on: September 07, 2007, 07:29:21 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 07, 2007, 05:05:01 AM

But, uh, phones drop in price ALL THE TIME. Same with gaming consoles. Am I gonna demand that I get a $100 rebate on my PS3? Or a $50 one on my 360? Hell no.

What about my Sprint Mogul? It dropped in price already, and I've had it for 2 months. Will we get a refund? Hell no.

It's the 'joy' of being an EARLY ADOPTER. You overspend for the same exact product you could get for less if you wait a bit.

I simply don't understand why they did this. Not at all.

Yes, the PS3 and 360 have dropped in price, but not 33% after two months.  The PS3 dropped 16.7% after 10 months and the 360 dropped 12% after a year and a half.  The fact that Apple was able to drop the price so drastically so soon means they had an overinflated initial price that was way beyond what it cost to manufacture simply because they knew lots of chumps would buy them.  And dropping the price like that basically said as much to each of those people that bought them earlier. 
9163  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: NCSoft freaking rocks. on: September 07, 2007, 03:27:02 AM
Man, it almost makes me wish I had renewed one of my accounts that last month. 
9164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage [360] on: September 06, 2007, 02:36:15 PM
Speaking of Burnout Paradise again, the very first line in a new IGN preview says "The fastest racing game on the planet is set to return early next year."  I hope that means that FlatOut gets a little bit of notice this fall. 
9165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: September 06, 2007, 02:31:56 PM
I would only be interested if those turtles with guns on their backs were actually in the game.  Such a tease. 
9166  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO - State of the game on: September 06, 2007, 02:14:36 PM
They do now offer a 7 day free trial, if you just wanted to see if some of those things had been improved to your liking. 
9167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New iPods announced on: September 06, 2007, 08:29:05 AM

Quote from: depward on September 06, 2007, 12:01:06 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 05, 2007, 11:47:37 PM

I think this is hilarious news!  I laugh at the early adopters.  Serves you all right for buying an Apple product.  I'm not sure why you are so surprised by this news.  Doesn't the fact that Apple obsoletes their Ipods every four fucking months give you a clue or something?
I laugh at me having an iPhone regardless and you not having an awesome, awesome phone (you should get one, they're really neat!).

My cell phone was free and I'm pretty sure it can make all of the same calls yours does, just for $600 less.  slywink
9168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage [360] on: September 06, 2007, 01:52:09 AM
Damnit, this demo had to come out when my 360 is still gone.  Bullwinkle, I'm not sure how the new Carnage races go, but in the other ones you also got points for doing destruction to the stuff around the track  (the Bulldozer award smile), smacking into other cars, actually destroying the cars, having the fastest lap and such.  You have to constantly balance smashing into stuff to get nitro with keeping your speed up to stay in the race. 

And the June release was for Europe only, our date is supposed to be 10-2. 

I'm not sure if I would expect Burnout 5 to actually make it this year.  It's well known that they were having problems getting the new version of Renderware up to speed for this new gen.  There certainly hasn't been the amount of footage, screenshots and press hype you would expect for something that big coming out in the next couple months. 
9169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wowhawk - you will say war on: September 06, 2007, 01:41:28 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on September 05, 2007, 10:24:00 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 05, 2007, 08:44:58 PM

Quote from: depward on September 05, 2007, 07:14:11 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 05, 2007, 07:09:42 PM

Oh, I loved Crimson Skies.  And I remember a lot of XBox Live multiplayer fun on that. 

Sometimes I miss that sort of insane action.  Halo doesn't exactly provide what Crimson Skies (and Warhawk) did/do.
I don't know, if they fix the stats issue I certainly do think it COULD be a reason why you might consider a PS3 (along with others, of course).  It's getting somewhat good review scores, tons of people are playing... warhawk dogfighting is intense and very fun.

I'd need more than just one game to justify the cost of a PS3, though.

MLB: The Show
Ratchet and Clank

Not to turn this into a PS3 lovefest - this is a Wowhawk lovefest.  Everybody's invited, c'mon now!

Call me when those have been released and lived up to their potential.  slywink
9170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space Giraffe on: September 05, 2007, 03:38:56 PM

Quote from: Laner on September 05, 2007, 03:25:50 PM

Apparently they're not afraid at poking fun at themselves and the, uh, mixed reaction Space Giraffe has received:

That is even a really terrible t-shirt design.  It's like some kid just used Photoshop for the first time and pasted on some different fonts and crappy pictures.  Welcome to 1992. 
9171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS 360 Repair website on: September 05, 2007, 03:36:44 PM
When I called them they also said that if they tested my machine and it did not produce the red rings they would have to charge me the $100 to repair it.  If that happened I would seriously want to kick somebody in the balls.  It's not like I could prove to them that it was consistently giving me the RROD before I sent it in. 
9172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS 360 Repair website on: September 05, 2007, 03:27:00 PM
Yeah, they told me 3-4 weeks, but I assumed that was with all of the shipping included.  It took the empty box 4 business days to get here and another 3 to get to the repair center, and I'm assuming it will take 4 to get back to me.  So that's 2.5 weeks right there.  Add on a week of it just sitting there and I figured it would be time for a turn around. 
9173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So they're making us choose... on: September 05, 2007, 02:49:19 PM
Well, I will definitely be getting the Orange Box so I can play HL2:Episode 2, so I might as well try out Team Fortress 2 since it comes with it.  Plus I'm sure they will run much better than Quake Wars would. 
9174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS 360 Repair website on: September 05, 2007, 02:43:58 PM
According to the repair website they have had my XBox at the repair center for over a week now.  Anyone have an idea how long they usually keep it before sending it back?  For some reason I was under the impression that it would be less than a week. 
9175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Lair available to on: September 05, 2007, 08:07:50 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 05, 2007, 03:45:30 AM

Quote from: Turtle
This is why I thought there was an agenda with how low the reviews scores have been for this big name PS3 exclusive, could this have been more PS3 bashing?

I think you've got it backwards: all of the PS3 bashing to date has just been leading up to this opportunity to finally bash their real target: Lair.  It's well known that the liberal videogame media has a long-standing bias against Factor 5's games, and they've been willing to savagely attack Sony's entire console in their rabid quest to bring them down.

-Autistic Angel

Friggin' commies.  Tongue
9176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your [other] hobbies on: September 05, 2007, 08:00:56 AM
Well I suppose I can contribute to my own list.  The reason I started this thread is because I realized my hobbies have been whittled down to pretty sedentary, solitary things.  Mostly just gaming, reading (fiction, magazines, trade books), movies, programming and listening to music.  I enjoy them, but nothing too exciting, active or social. 

I would like to pick up a hobbie that got me out of the house a bit, but there aren't that many things I'm interested in that I can afford (or choose to afford since gaming takes so much of my disposable income).  I used to ride dirtbike and stuff, but haven't done that since I sold my motorcycles and moved out west a few years ago. 
9177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many pilots or pilots-to-be do we have here? on: September 05, 2007, 07:45:31 AM
My stepdad has a 172 and I've flown that with him a few times when we were heading back and forth to his parents' farm.  They just have a grass runway to land there, so I let him handle that part.  slywink
9178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: G4TechTV and IFC; are they Worth Getting? on: September 05, 2007, 07:42:17 AM
IFC can definitely be worth it if you enjoy indie films at all.  Not everything on there is good (to me), but if it's that cheap I would say go for it.

I also get G4 along with my regular cable and occasionally watch Attack of the Show or Ninja Warrior when nothing else is on. 

So are all channels in Canada able to be added or dropped individually, or are those ones different?  I really wish they would go with a "pay only for what you want" method in the US, as there are like 100 channels I would love to get rid of.  Instead I just programmed my favorites list to ignore all of those stupid ones. 
9179  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Xbox 360 w/ Bioshock for sale. $260! on: September 05, 2007, 07:32:28 AM

Quote from: Ascendent on September 05, 2007, 04:25:52 AM

*sigh* Alright I'm sold. I've been wanting an Xbox 360 at this price I can't contain myself. I yield.

Try not to be such a god****** fruit.  slywink

Nah, welcome to the club.  There are alot of great games for the 360, it has basically replaced my PC gaming. 
9180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Lair available to on: September 05, 2007, 01:06:18 AM
Well, he does a pretty bang up job reviewing Gears of War, too.  smile
9181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stranglehold on: September 05, 2007, 12:41:01 AM
Or you guys could wait a day and get it for $12 cheaper at Circuit City. 
9182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I don't have a (fill in the blank) console because.... on: September 04, 2007, 08:22:00 AM
I don't own a PS3 because it's too expensive for the limited number of games that currently interest me.  If I had a lot more disposable income it might interest me, but not for now. 

I don't own a DS because I still think it is designed around an unnecessary gimmick and is underpowered for most of the games I want to play. 

I own a Wii but don't really want it. 
9183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 has Gone Gold! on: September 04, 2007, 01:22:21 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 03, 2007, 06:24:08 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 03, 2007, 04:04:43 PM

There`s only one place that helmet would fit on a human being, and I`d rather not think about Engine donning that, thanks.

it'd would have been really cool if it had been full sized.  Just picture the midnight release party with tons of Halo 3 fans wearing the helmet, marching out into the night.

...especially with that opaque visor.  slywink
9184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Gears of War-Impressions on: September 04, 2007, 12:36:48 AM
Speaking of that map pack, I can't believe that they sold 500,000 copies of that.  Can you think of the extra income they made off those stupid things for the limited amount of resources put in?  Sheesh. 
9185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying in September? on: September 03, 2007, 01:59:38 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 03, 2007, 08:15:14 AM

Heavenly Sword
World Series of Poker 2008 - If the reviews are good, I'll use this to help me learn to play poker.

Kengo: Legend of the 9 - Could this be the Bushido Blade replacement I've been looking for?  Only if reviews are good.
Eternal Sonata - Reviews first, but looks okay.
Halo 3 - um, duh?

Turtle, you'll have to let me know how Kengo is if you pick it up.  I'm interested, but not enough to take the plunge sight unseen. 
9186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/3) on: September 03, 2007, 01:54:51 PM
If you guys are looking at the PC version of Medal of Honor: AA, Circuit City has it on sale for $40 this week. 

As for me, I just bought a new TV so probably nothing else for me this week. 
9187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your [other] hobbies on: September 03, 2007, 12:13:22 PM
Obviously everyone around here enjoys games of one sort or another, as well as reading about and discussing them.  What I'm curious about is what other sorts of hobbies do you guys have?  What do you do on the weekends or nights/days you're not gaming? 
9188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Gears of War-Impressions on: September 03, 2007, 12:02:09 PM
I just picked up a 32" HDTV today, but unfortunately with my 360 in repairs I don't have any really impressive things to play on it.  The PS2 and Wii via composite just aren't all that snazzy.  I can't wait to get my XBox back so I can see Gears (and my other games) the way it was meant to be!  (although I had seen them in higher res via a VGA cable and crappy older 21" monitor)
9189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How Fast Have You Driven in Your Current Car? on: September 03, 2007, 04:11:17 AM

Quote from: Brendan on September 02, 2007, 07:14:16 PM

Perhaps he's an old-school hypermiler.

Optimal efficiency can be expected while cruising with no stops, at minimal throttle and with the transmission in the highest gear. For most cars these conditions are satisfied at a speed of approximately 35 miles per hour although this is below the minimum permitted on most roads that have no stops.  Therefore, maximum efficiency is obtained while driving the minimum legal speed on a freeway.

I don't know what kind of car they are talking about, but my top gear would freaking choke if I was only going 35mph.  I usually don't shift into 5th until just about 50mph.  I believe the most efficient use of gas is right around the peak of the power curve, and with most modern gearing that is going to be much higher than 35mph and likely higher than the old posted limits of 55mph from the 70's. 
9190  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Stranglehold $48 on: September 03, 2007, 12:13:24 AM
Circuit City has the 360 version on sale this week for only $47.99, so if you are looking to pick it up you might as well save $12.   nod
9191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying in September? on: September 03, 2007, 12:09:27 AM
Halo 3 is probably the only release this month I'll buy.  I will likely rent Stranglehold at some time and I might pick up Stuntman: Ignition if it goes on sale. 
9192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 has Gone Gold! on: September 02, 2007, 01:16:43 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 01, 2007, 08:15:21 PM

Is there some sort of recap of the story up to Halo 3 that I could download? I completed Halo so long ago and never played Halo 2, I also read about half way through one of the novels. I could really use a recap.

I think there will be a disc that has all of the cutscenes from the first two games included with the Legendary edition.  Which is unfortunate, because no way in hell am I going to buy that one. 
9193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Worms: Open Warfare 2 !! on: September 01, 2007, 05:29:52 AM
Pretty sure this on the PSP, too, if anybody cares.
9194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stranglehold on: September 01, 2007, 05:28:23 AM
For the multiplayer it seems all they would have to do is put everybody into slow-mo when somebody uses it, but only the person that used it can move their crosshair at the normal rate and everybody else moves it slower just like their movements. 
9195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stuntman: Ignition! on: September 01, 2007, 05:25:28 AM
That would be pretty cool.  They need the chase scene from the original Gone in 60 Seconds.  38 minutes of pure car chase and carnage.  Then you could get Bullit, The French Connection, Ronin...
9196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Labor Day Edition on: August 31, 2007, 02:53:51 PM
Since my 360 is still MIA, I will be busting out the PSP all weekend.  I'm almost done with Daxter and then I will move on to Syphon Filter spiced with some MX vs ATV.  If the desire strikes me (which it probably will) I might also pick up Dead Head Fred since it seems like it might be a good time.  
9197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds Impressions on: August 31, 2007, 02:34:43 PM
Hey, if the 360 version allows me to fully mess with the performance vs graphics I think I would definitely go that route.  It's bound to look and run better than my crappy PC. 
9198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: skate. on: August 31, 2007, 02:13:41 PM
I have to say, that faceplant in your video looked kind of lame.  I've seen more violent landings from somebody laying down on a couch. 
9199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Dogs] Thinking about getting a Collie on: August 31, 2007, 09:03:36 AM
My dad has had border collies for his last three dogs (unfortunately the second one was killed) and he absolutely loves them.  They were all trained to be cattle dogs but he doesn't even have cattle anymore.  My stepmom has been using their current one in those dog athletics classes (whatever they're called) and they both enjoy it and do really well.  The dogs have all been very sweet, obedient, kid-friendly and love to chase things (balls, frisbees, whatever).  Their natural herding instinct can make for some funny times when they try herding birds and such. 

I don't know if they would be a very good choice if you don't have a yard, though.  Something to think about.
9200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds Impressions on: August 31, 2007, 08:56:09 AM
I understand the 360 version had some slowdown, less than perfect graphics and whatnot, but compared to running it on an older PC is it really that bad?  For some reason I want to play this game, but if possible I'd prefer to play it on my XBox when it gets back from repair. 
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