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9441  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Updated : I will keep maintaining the 360 Scoreboard on: February 03, 2007, 08:28:27 PM
Cool!  I think it's neat to be able to check that out for everybody so thanks for doing all the work, Purge!  smile
9442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Jackson - Patent Owner on: February 03, 2007, 08:27:04 PM
Wow, he's probably making mad royalties off that thing!  slywink
9443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Qarls Texture Pack 3 - Oblivion on: February 03, 2007, 05:25:09 PM
Not to mention that there are people with lowly 128 or 256 MB video cards that would appreciate being able to play the game, too.  I know when this game came out I certainly wasn't hearing too many people saying that the game was not taxing their systems.
9444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Commandments on: February 03, 2007, 02:38:03 AM
So what topics, or even contributions to other topics, have you made recently, Devil?  You seem to beat the same horse as much or more than other people around here and as GT Staff that is pretty sad. 
9445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Relax, friends! The Rental House Has Teh Internets! on: February 02, 2007, 02:53:09 AM
If you have the extra time, Busch Gardens could be worthwhile.
9446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bumper Stickers on: February 02, 2007, 02:35:13 AM
"I used to be apathetic, but now I just don't care"
9447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 price cut in the (near) future? on: February 02, 2007, 02:05:55 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 01, 2007, 11:18:57 PM

Now that the latest firmware patch has fixed the problems the PS3 was having rendering PS2 games, I'm starting to consider purchasing one more closely.  Rogue Galaxy is a fantastic looking PS2 game, but I can't help but think of how much nicer it would look upscaled to 1080i.  To say nothing of God of War II....

I may be mistaken, but I don't think the PS3 will upscale PS2 games to a resolution that was not supported when it was played on the PS2, so if you coudln't play Rogue Galaxy at 1080i on your PS2 you won't be able to on the PS3 either. 

And I also do not see this price drop in the near future.  I would expect towards the end of their next fiscal year as the earliest, and that would be more than a year from now. 
9448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Postal: The Trailer on: February 01, 2007, 03:47:28 PM
Honestly, I'd rather not have a movie based on a game than to have a shitty one that nobody likes and brings down the name of the franchise. 

As for Dungeon Siege, I don't really care who directed it, as soon as I saw the preview all I could think was "Wow, that looks like crap.  A terrible rip off of the LOTR movies that will probably be only as good as Dungeons & Dragons" (which is another movie that should never have been made). 
9449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row to the PS3 on: February 01, 2007, 03:34:46 PM
I enjoyed Saints Row way more than I first imagined and I think it could find a good home on the PS3 provided it arrives well before GTA 4. 
9450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bullet Witch (X360) on: February 01, 2007, 03:32:50 PM
I think it could be a decent action game, especially with her special powers that do major destruction, but I don't think it will start any major fires with people.  My one beef is that from all the screenshots and movies I've seen it always looks to have a real washed-out color palette, which detracts from it in my opinion. 
9451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Postal: The Trailer on: February 01, 2007, 03:43:17 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on January 31, 2007, 08:37:30 PM

I've generally been a fan of Uwe's movies, but assuming that trailer is real (yeah it was that bad) then this would be the first Boll movie that I'm not interested in.
Definitely looking forward to the Dungeon Siege movie (which has been done for a while now) though.

Oh, I sure hope you have low expectations for your movies.  What little I've seen of Dungeon Siege looked quite bad. 
9452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever wondered what is your true faith ? on: February 01, 2007, 03:41:07 AM
Here's my top 10.  Even though I had never heard of Secular Humanism I guess it sounds like it lines up with most of my beliefs.  I have no idea how Quaker, Protestant or anything else can come above Nontheist, but whatever. 

1.  Secular Humanism (100%) 
2.  Unitarian Universalism (99%) 
3.  Liberal Quakers (87%) 
4.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%) 
5.  Nontheist (72%) 
6.  Theravada Buddhism (69%) 
7.  Neo-Pagan (66%) 
8.  Bahá'í Faith (52%) 
9.  New Age (51%) 
10.  Taoism (47%) 
Mine worked fine from IE, but I had to hit the final Submit button twice before it would give my results. 
9453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 25 Signs you have grown up on: February 01, 2007, 03:37:34 AM
I think the real sign you have grown up is that you still wake up at 7:30 on a Saturday morning when you don't want to because that's when your alarm normally goes off and you just can't get back to sleep. 
9454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: February 01, 2007, 03:26:09 AM

Quote from: Ragnarok on February 01, 2007, 02:30:16 AM

Radiohead is a staple for me.

I've been listening to The Black Keys lately too.  Good stuff.

I really like The Black Keys, also, but I think I am liking each new album a little less than the last.  They are going from a really raw sound to leaning towards a more refined blues that I'm not as big a fan of. 
9455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Ten New Titles Approach the Xbox Live Arcade Horizon on: January 31, 2007, 03:19:05 AM
Monster Truck Madness!  Get on that!  slywink 

Seriously, I kind of enjoyed those as brainless off-road games back then.  Or the demos, at least.  Now that you have titles like MX vs ATV Unleashed that have monster trucks and so much more it just makes them seem that much more anitquated. 
9456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hell Yeah, Godzilla Unleashed (Wii,DS,PSP) on: January 31, 2007, 03:14:51 AM
Why can't it come out for one of the platforms that I actually own?  Curses, foiled again.
9457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 31, 2007, 03:12:01 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on January 30, 2007, 07:18:46 PM

The latest cd upgrade from cassette for me was Christopher Cross and hisRide like the wind.

Kris Kross will make you jump, Jump!
9458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Postal: The Trailer on: January 31, 2007, 03:07:34 AM
That looks like such a terrible, cheaply made, poorly acted movie that it just might find itself a cult audience.  But not me.
9459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Ten New Titles Approach the Xbox Live Arcade Horizon on: January 31, 2007, 02:09:25 AM
My only problem is that of these 10 games that we are expected to be excited about, and likely won't see for months, only one of them is a new title: Battle of the Bugs.  I'm sure I will get Worms and maybe Alien Hominid if it itsn't obscenely priced, but if this is the big guns they are bringing out then it seems weak to me.  

As for Nintendo's releases every week, it is impressive that they can keep that rate up, but those games are straight emulations (first-party for the most part) and they do not have any added functionality (multiplayer, Live Awareness, etc) nor do they feature enhanced graphics or sound.  
9460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 05:45:39 AM
I'm enjoying the newest band/project from Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz): The Good, The Bad and the Queen

9461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 30, 2007, 03:26:28 AM
Well, I added you guys to see if any of us have similar tastes and Nth Power and CrayolaSmoker hit over 80% similartity and DarkEL was up at 75%. 

So, if anybody wants to add me:

Also, if you want to keep people straight, go into your Preferences on the Friends tab and Modify their names.  I just put in everybody's forum tag and then kept their first names for reference (not enough room for last names).
9462  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Windows Vista on: January 30, 2007, 03:00:52 AM

Quote from: Speaker2Animals on January 30, 2007, 01:52:41 AM

Somewhat related, no "clean installs" for the Upgrade Editions either (vista upgrades needs to go down over an existing qualifying (XP or 2000) install, not just do qualifying media check like as before).  This one is the particular bother for me, I like clean installs.

Apparently this is not true.  From this thread

This is exactly right.  If you start an upgrade from a running copy of Windows 2000 or later, you'll have a couple of options.  You'll be able to do an in-place upgrade maintaining your apps/settings, do a clean install while wiping the partition, or do a clean install to a new partition.

The way the upgrade and retail SKUs differ is if you boot setup from the DVD - in the upgrade SKU, it'll check for a qualifying version of Windows before proceeding.  In the retail version, it doesn't care.  However, if you boot setup from the DVD, you can't do an in-place upgrade (in either case).
9463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LttP: Godzilla Destroy all Monsters on: January 30, 2007, 02:42:54 AM
That reminds me, now that I have a PS2 I need to go find a used copy of War of the Monsters.  I have both of the Godzilla games and enjoyed them, but I couldn't really ever get my friends to play them with me.  I need new friends.
9464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which lesser known platformer should I get? (current gen) on: January 30, 2007, 02:35:56 AM
Sphynx, Voodoo Vince, and I-Ninja were all fun.  For some reason Conker didn't compell me to finish it, but other people seem to like it.  I even played a couple of the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger ones and they were pretty good for knock-offs. 
9465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Anthrax] Scott Ian is no Guitar Hero on: January 30, 2007, 02:29:34 AM
"You're gonna have to write easier songs...20 years ago."
9466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: January 29, 2007, 03:40:03 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 29, 2007, 01:38:18 PM

Why am I reminded of Jumangi?  Strange...

Well at least this one doesn't have Robin Williams!  smile
9467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 29/Jan/07 on: January 29, 2007, 03:35:14 PM
I was STILL unsuccessful in getting the Crackdown demo to download.  frown  So instead I played a whole lot of a certain MMO beta that was in Stress Test this weekend and enjoyed that. 
9468  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 28, 2007, 04:54:06 AM
If there were an MMO coming out in the next few months, one of the features that would be pretty cool would be Accomplishments that gave you new titles (useless, but kinda neat) and unlocked traits and such depending on what you do.  It's almost like the MMO equivalent of Achievements, except with a purpose.  You know, hypothetically.  slywink
9469  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 28, 2007, 12:08:42 AM
Well the only info I can seem to get in the normal forums is "beta testers should only post information about the game in the beta forums, the address of which has been emailed to you with your invitation".  Unfortunately that information was not in the Stress Test invite I got. 
9470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 27, 2007, 11:32:06 PM
Is there a way to check out and compare somebody elses ratings and such before befriending them?  I don't really want to add somebody and then see that we don't have the same tastes and then delete them. 
9471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: January 27, 2007, 11:29:18 PM
Surprisingly, that does look like it has potential. 
9472  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 27, 2007, 11:06:09 PM
So far I am having a pretty good time with this one.  I've played a couple melee classes up to level 9 and 5.  Considering it will be another three months before this is released I am impressed with it. 

I had some more comments in there, but I don't know what details of the NDA are.  I can't find those details online and they didn't even tell me where the beta forums are so I'm wondering if it has been lifted or they just aren't applying it to Stress Test people or what.  Daehawk, do you know where I can find those details?
9473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What will you buy from XBLA with out thinking twice on: January 27, 2007, 06:33:39 PM
Probably the Worms translation because those were awesome games.  Maybe Super Off-Road if it ever makes it there in good form.  Honestly I'd be more interested in original or new updated games than old ports, so it's hard to say for any of those "without thinking twice".  Thank goodness for mandatory demos. 

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 27, 2007, 05:21:51 PM

Guitar Hero 2 tracks.  There is no resisting....

Cheater, that's Marketplace stuff, not Arcade.  slywink
9474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does Memory Foam... stink? on: January 27, 2007, 03:28:45 PM
Haha, welcome to the forums, KiloOhm!  I've never..."used" a foam mattress so unfortunatly I can't help you with that one.  smile
9475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Price... INCREASE? on: January 27, 2007, 03:25:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 27, 2007, 03:19:29 PM

15% + sales tax rates?  eek  and people complain about the 6.75% we have here.  Does that mean you guys pay less income taxes (or whatever the equivalent of those would be up there/over the pond)?

Well, they have other benefits like socialized medicine and such that are probably payed for by taxes like that.   
9476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 26/Jan/06 on: January 27, 2007, 02:08:49 AM
I'll be giving the Lord of the Rings Online stress test a try or two, as well as trying to make some more progress in Ratchet & Clank and possibly a bit more of God of War if it doesn't keep annoying me.  I would most certainly be playing the Crackdown demo if I could ever get it to download, but it continues to defy me.  Curses!
9477  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: January 26, 2007, 03:48:32 PM
I'm sure part of the night will be spent in queues or lagged in game, but I'm still excited to get a chance to see this one.  They have put out surprisingly little media (video, screenshots) or details of gameplay and I want to see the different races and characters and everything.  I noticed on their preorder site it says "Play as a monster", which would be pretty cool.  Uruk-hai ftw!  slywink
9478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unreal Tournament 2007 now UT3 [PC, PS3 and 360!] on: January 26, 2007, 06:01:35 AM
Yeah, I know it's been rumored for 360 for quite a while but this is finally confirmation.  What I think is silly is calling it Unreal Tournament 3 when it is the fourth in the series.  Of course, the fact that it is getting constantly delayed probably plays a part in that.  Plus, I don't know anybody who was a fan of naming them 200X and dreaded the yearly Madden-esque releases when they first started that.   

This is one that would be a no-brainer for me to get on the PC given the mouse/keyboard control scheme and mod-ability, but I'm sure my computer won't be able to play it when it finally comes out so it will probably have to be a 360 purchase.   icon_confused
9479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Unreal Tournament 2007 now UT3 [PC, PS3 and 360!] on: January 26, 2007, 03:55:29 AM
Well, I jammed most of the details into the title, so I'll just reiterate.  Apparently Unreal Tournament 2007 is now being called Unreal Tournament 3 (did they disown 2003?).  The reason I put it in Console Games is that it has also been announced to be coming for the XBox 360 as well as the previously announced PC and PS3.  You can see a new trailer at that IGN link (and hopefully a local copy here at GT soon). 

No word on whether the 360 version will do any sort of multiplatforming or only on XBox Live.  Or maybe some sort of Windows/XBox Live and a separate Windows/PS3 open-format? 
9480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2007 (Keep It Updated) on: January 26, 2007, 03:42:00 AM
Updated my list.  Anyone else?
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