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9201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: more xbox live fall details....EDIT.NOW INCLUDES REAL LIST on: December 03, 2007, 04:50:19 AM
Hell, I would be happy if they even had a decent way to preview the themes and gamerpics.  More than two years into it and they still haven't gotten that shit worked out. 
9202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Activision and Vivendi merge!!!! on: December 03, 2007, 04:47:24 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 03, 2007, 01:33:46 AM

[anyone have a list of all the combined developers under this umbrella?  this has to be a huge list.

From what I know, Vivendi Games includes: Blizzard, Sierra/Sierra Online, High Moon Studios, Massive Entertainment, Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, and Vivendi Mobile.

Activision has its internal studio, Activision Value, Neversoft, RedOctane, Treyarch, Raven Software, Z-Axis, Luxoflux, Infinity Ward, Vicarious Visions, Toys for Bob, Beenox, Bizarre Creations, and Shaba Games. 

That covers most of them, although some of them may have been folded into others. 
9203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Activision and Vivendi merge!!!! on: December 02, 2007, 08:26:09 PM
Wow.  I'm not sure whether it's all that healthy to have these gigantic companies absorbing and merging into just a couple big players.
9204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got an email regarding my Rock Band guitar replacement... on: December 02, 2007, 07:32:33 AM
Yeah, instead of Skate I'd probably expect to get a Wing Commander Arena download or something. 
9205  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2 girls 1 cup on: December 01, 2007, 09:07:28 PM

Quote from: Xmann on December 01, 2007, 09:03:10 PM

i have NO interest in seeing it, but curiosity wants me to atleast know what it is.  anyone wanna give some hints?   never seen Lemonparty either..   Tubgirl ruined it all for me

Spoiler for Hiden:
2 girls 1 cup has to do with consuming defecant from a cup.  Lemon party features naked old dudes.  That should be enough to satisfy your curiosity. 
9206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shouldn't having 20+ years of video game experience make me "decent" at them? on: December 01, 2007, 09:04:03 PM
I could pwn your ass at Counter-Strike beta 6.  Anything past that and I just haven't concentrated the time to really dominate.  I tend to play single-player games for the most part these days. 
9207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Meet the Spartans on: December 01, 2007, 03:34:25 PM
D-U-M spells stoopid!
9208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jeff Gerstmann fired from Gamespot for a review a publisher didn't like on: November 30, 2007, 11:17:09 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 30, 2007, 10:18:27 PM

Well hell, why doesn't Gamespot just have the advertisers write the reviews?  Seems a move like that could help them keep their headcount low as well.

Brilliant!



9209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Why Sony dropped their ad agency on: November 30, 2007, 09:17:56 PM

Quote from: Koz on November 30, 2007, 09:08:55 PM

Yeah, that was pretty weird. I do like those ones where the PS3 is morphing into various shapes, however.

Those new ones are the best ads they have put out, and it's sad that it took them a year to do something that actually showed some games and stuff. 
9210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Turns out the new refurb Xboxes? Not so much any better than the old ones on: November 30, 2007, 08:50:54 PM
Yeah, I ran into that problem with my downloaded Crackdown content when I just moved and didn't yet have internet.  That pissed me off that the first time I've tried playing the game in months and I couldnt' access any of the stuff I paid for. 
9211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EIDOS announces Deus Ex 3 on: November 30, 2007, 08:47:59 PM
Hey, it's not whoring if you do it for free!
9212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: more xbox live fall details....EDIT.NOW INCLUDES REAL LIST on: November 30, 2007, 08:46:43 PM
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Added support to not write trial-version Arcade games to user's played games history (this is only for newly downloaded games after the Dec'07 update is released)

I can't believe it took two freaking years to get that done.  Of course I will still have about 70 Arcade trials listed on my games played list, but at least they won't go there in the future. 

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Improve transition speed of blades
 
Improved enumeration speed of lists in games blade

Improved performance of Guide Transitions

Improved responsiveness of Dashboard overall

Improved Xbox guide performance ~2x
 

This sort of thing was badly needed.  After the last update or so, my dashboard response has been way too slow.  A small, dedicated interface like that should never have hesitations and pauses as far as I'm concerned. 
9213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 BC Update! Nov 2007 on: November 30, 2007, 08:31:14 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 30, 2007, 08:03:43 PM

I forgot to mention in my other post that no BC for MK:Shaolin Monks is also a big dissapointment. Again, I don't see any games in the X360 pipeline that feature similar gameplay. It's looking more and more like I'm going to have to pick up the PS2 version do get some co-op fighting goodness.

While not nearly the same as Shaolin Monks, MK: Armageddon is compatible and has the adventure mode.
9214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex 3...with video on: November 30, 2007, 08:00:36 PM
I'm surprised they would go with Crystal Dynamics' engine instead of IO Interactive's.  Of course I don't know the specifics of either, but it seems to me that games like Hitman would be closer to the play style and requirements of Deus Ex than Tomb Raider. 
9215  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: 1 day old, Black, 8GB iPod Nano (3rd generation) on: November 30, 2007, 07:39:31 PM
Wal-mart will take back opened items, including digital music players which have a 15 day return policy. 
9216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Question about gaming on LCD monitors on: November 30, 2007, 12:49:03 AM
So back to the topic at hand, do I need to get my NVIDIA card to recognize the LCD monitor to get that option, and if so how do I do that?
9217  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Company Christmas Parties on: November 29, 2007, 08:47:03 PM
I'm just starting work at my new job next week, so I kind of hope there is some company party to at least get to know some people.  
9218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Question about gaming on LCD monitors on: November 29, 2007, 07:57:15 PM
My monitor name does show up correctly in it's display stuff, but since it still refers to CRT screen it may not.  However, reinstalling the NVIDIA drivers didn't change anything, and I have run the display setup wizard thing and installed the monitor drivers. 
9219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Upcoming Releases on: November 29, 2007, 07:53:44 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on November 29, 2007, 07:51:17 PM

Did Microsoft blow its wad? Do they have any upcoming exclusives that even approach the level of hype of Halo 3 or Mass Effect?

They don't have as many huge exclusives in the immediate future, but there's Alan Wake, Too Human, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Halo Wars, Lost Odyssey and the rumored Banjo Kazooie game. 
9220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Leisure Suit Larry Game in 2008 on: November 29, 2007, 07:51:33 PM

Quote from: Pong on November 29, 2007, 02:50:28 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 28, 2007, 12:52:19 AM

Quote from: rickfc on November 27, 2007, 09:56:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 27, 2007, 09:52:08 PM

+ LSL3
Didn't have like a trivia thing at the beginning to verify your age in order to show nudity or not?  I remember my brother and I trying that over and over to get the right answers...

Actually, if I remember right, all of the older LSL games had that type of 'protection' to make sure you're old enough to play.

Problem was that non-americans couldn't answer most of the questionss (at least my dad couldn't Tongue ) but off course there was ctrl-alt-x or whatever combination it was so you could skip.

I miss the great days of the adventure genre, too bad it's pretty much dead now frown

Dead??  Ice Station Santa says not quite!
9221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unreal Tournament 3-who's in? on: November 29, 2007, 07:48:01 PM
I didn't enjoy the demo as much as I had hoped, so I will be passing.  Maybe in the future I'll pick up a cheap 360 version if I'm bored, but that's about it. 
9222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Upcoming Releases on: November 29, 2007, 07:43:50 PM
Mercenaries 2, GTA 4, Burnout: Paradise, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Alan Wake, Too Human, Soul Calibur IV, MX vs ATV Untamed, Army of Two< Battlefield: Bad Company...there are plenty to look forward to, but many are multi-platform and some may not come out very soon. 
9223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Question about gaming on LCD monitors on: November 29, 2007, 07:36:02 PM
I have the most recent 163.75 drivers installed (just installed them to make sure) and Advanced View turned on.  The only options I get under Display are: Run display optimization wizard, Move CRT screen position, change resolution, Adjust desktop color settings, Rotate display, Manage custom resolutions, Set up multiple displays. 
9224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Question about gaming on LCD monitors on: November 29, 2007, 07:01:14 PM
Hmm, maybe it's because I only have a 6600 GT or maybe I'm just not smart, but I can't find that option in my NVIDIA Control Panel thing.  Any suggestions?  I just bought my widescreen flatpanel monitor yesterday (native res 1680x1050 or something), so I'm a bit new to figuring this out.
9225  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy - $10 off any videogame $29.99 and up on: November 28, 2007, 11:56:33 PM
Sometimes I wish I had a printer.  frown  This would be the perfect way to get Warhammer 40K: Squad Command for $20. 
9226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking about a new vehicle... on: November 28, 2007, 06:30:38 PM

Quote from: Kratz on November 28, 2007, 06:00:24 PM

Not if you get a '69!

I used to have a '69 GTO Judge, and it was one hell of a lot of fun.  I think that picture is of a '70, though.  
9227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 BC Update! Nov 2007 on: November 28, 2007, 05:12:36 PM
And what about Voodoo Vince, huh?  That was published by Microsoft and still isn't on the list.

I won't even mention Beyond Good & Evil again as a multiplatform game that dearly deserves to be on there. 
9228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Music for warning - suggestions please! on: November 27, 2007, 10:09:54 PM

Quote from: warning on November 16, 2007, 08:21:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 27, 2007, 03:04:53 PM

Wolf Parade

I tried Apologies to the Queen Mary by Wolf Parade but I just can't get past the singer's voice.  It just grates on me and I can't see getting used to it enough to give the music a fair shot.  I had the same problem with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

I can definitely see that.  I happen to like his distinct voice (sort of similar to Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse), but it's not for everyone. 
9229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bonds Indicted on: November 16, 2007, 02:48:58 AM
9230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune update on: November 16, 2007, 02:34:48 AM
If all else fails, Kratz, they do still have the 1 year warranty so you should be able to send it in and get the battery replaced.  It sucks to have to do that right away, but better than having to pay for it I guess.

I'm not sure that I would say my battery life is 14 hours either, but I haven't tested it.  It just seems like it goes down to half charge after a couple days of using it when I'm driving, which might be 4 hours or so. 
9231  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Proc/Mobo/RAM/PSU For Sale on: November 16, 2007, 02:28:54 AM
I have to revoke my interest as some things have just changed for me.  Good luck, Ron!
9232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EB Loses Another Customer on: November 15, 2007, 06:26:21 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on November 15, 2007, 05:59:00 PM

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Bestbuy gets stuff in the same day anymore, I get frequent giftcards, pricematching options, better service (I always find someone to check in the back for new arrival games), not to mention the frequent 10% movies/games coupons I get in the mail.

Madpeon, you're in Tucson right? Which Best Buy do you go to? I go to the one on Broadway and find it to be hit-or-miss. They generally put the AAA titles on the floor the day it's released, but for smaller titles, especially DS or PSP games, it can be a week before it hits the shelves, even though it's listed as in stock on their inventory tracker. The one time I asked a clerk to check the back he wouldn't do it.

Glad you've had better results, though.

If it is listed as in stock and they just refuse to even go look for it I would simply say "Ok, I'd like to see your manager then." and let them deal with it. 
9233  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune update on: November 15, 2007, 04:55:49 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, I will give that a try.  I never had a problem with the old way that the Zune updated albums.  I also liked the fact that you could set it to rename your music files in accordance with your ripping settings so even if they came from different sources they were all uniform.  Now you can't even set your ripping settings as far as I can see.  It's like half of the shit is just gone. 
9234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free XBLA game Carcassonne on: November 15, 2007, 02:31:19 PM
They also have some free gamerpics and themes if you're into that sort of thing.
9235  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune update on: November 15, 2007, 08:37:26 AM
Are you sure you are actually turning it off by holding the Play/Pause button long enough and not just letting it pause?  I had that happen a couple times and it died pretty quickly.  You may also want to hit the "Hold" switch thing up top to make sure it's not getting bumped and turned back on. 
9236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune update on: November 15, 2007, 05:38:09 AM
Thanks for the help, Rick!  I did end up just selecting all albums and deleting them from the library.  Of course after I did that it wouldn't find those albums any more even if I removed and added the folders it it supposed to search.  I had to grab all of those and drag-n-drop them onto the Zune window.  That seems to have solved the extra song problem.  Now to get the correct album art back on the right albums. 

I'm baffled that they got rid of (or hid) my most used features with the Update Album Info and Update Info for All Albums.  I don't want to have to download album art and add it myself for everything...that used to be something it would do automatically. 
9237  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune update on: November 15, 2007, 05:12:05 AM

Quote from: rickfc on November 14, 2007, 07:55:47 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 14, 2007, 04:11:17 AM

Does anybody know of a way to delete my collection from the Zune software without having to delete all my files?  I couldn't find any other way to update the info for my whole library, unlike in the last version where it was a quick click away.  Actually, I can't even find a way to update a single album's info...the only option there is to update album art. 

The first time that you try to delete a song/video/pic, the software should ask you if you want to delete from your library and your computer or just from the library (or something similar).  Try it with one file and see what it does.  If it deletes without warning, it means that it's cached your preference from the old software.  The only fix I can find in the software is:

  • Go to the Settings(upper right corner)
  • Select General from the very bottom of the list on the left
  • Click on the Reset Warning Messages button

If you mess anything up, in the Settings splash page, there's a Restore files previously deleted from collection button.

Hope that helps...Rick


Yeah, I've tried that, but I just don't want to have to go through my 235 albums one by one deleting every other song, especially considering I just spent several hours last weekend ripping them from CDs.  I was hoping there was a way to just delete it's library and tell it to update from my foldersagain.  I even tried uninstalling the Zune software but when I reinstalled it it still had all the albums in there. 

Also, I can't find a way to get this new software to do the "Update Album Info" thing that you used to be able to do by just right clicking on something.  All it does now is allow you to change the cover art by searching your desktop when it used to update all data using the CDDB info. 
9238  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Proc/Mobo/RAM/PSU For Sale on: November 15, 2007, 04:59:53 AM
I'd be interested in everything but the keyboard, but I have no idea what ballpark that figure would be in. 
9239  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Poof! Mail all gone. on: November 15, 2007, 04:56:28 AM
Wow, I totally screwed that up.  For some reason I was thinking when I was home and updating my Dad's computer that time was when it came out, but apparently it was just last year.  Cripes.  

And yeah, I realize a lot of people don't update their computers and web browsers.  That is really unfortunate and I don't envy having to accomodate older versions and ones that don't conform to standards.  
9240  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Poof! Mail all gone. on: November 15, 2007, 04:26:55 AM
Well there is a number that comes after 6 (I believe it's 7), and that is the version of IE that I think most of us are running and have been using for two and a half years. 
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