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9441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Defective Guitar Hero II [360] guitars on: April 07, 2007, 04:57:39 PM
Apparently Red Octane has acknowledged that two models (95065 and 95055) of the XBox 360 guitar are defective and users are told to exchange them for a different model. 

I don't even have the game, but I know quite a few here do and some were mentioning trouble with their guitars.
9442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you at... The Grindhouse on: April 07, 2007, 04:42:39 PM

Quote from: the Nightbreeze on April 06, 2007, 06:07:41 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on April 06, 2007, 05:07:50 PM

I want to see this.  It looks like a fun flick.

Anyone know if they throw an intermission in there?  I really love a lot of the longer films (like Return of the King), but around that last 30-60 min my butt or legs really start hurting from being in the seat for so long.  I'm pretty fidgety anyway, but that really pushes my limits.

The whole project gives a nod to the cinema experience of the period, including an intermission between the two "features", but the "trailers" during the intermission are collaborations with other filmmakers in or near the genre to keep the flavor of the whole experience moving. Rob Zombie was one creator that I heard mentioned, i think there are at least two other trailers. 

You can see the one from Eli Roth (warning: NSFW due to blood, nudity, and disturbing stuff) who directed Hostel.  Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright also directed one, as well as one by Rodriguez and then Zombie as already mentioned. 
9443  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Has anyone seen Bpsx.exe? on: April 07, 2007, 04:30:27 PM
You might want to also try a program such as HijackThis.  Yes, the site looks dated and ghetto, but it's real enough.  There is a guide/tutorial on the site to show you what the codes in the scan are and how to use them (you would probably look for the 04 Autoloading programs). 

Just be aware that most of what you see will be valid programs and registry entries, so delete at your own risk but it does make automatic backups and you can restore those in the Config section.

You can also save log files and upload them to a tech forum for help if you don't feel comfortable making deletes with the information given in the program.
9444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Culture Friday on: April 07, 2007, 04:13:50 PM
I hate poetry.

9445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 wireless accessory adapter - thoughts on: April 07, 2007, 04:10:22 PM
I had to go to Circuit City to pick mine up (it was in their ad circular last week) but when I checked GameStop/EB's website it showed the three near me all had 1-3 in stock (with no more on order...) but I've never seen them in there.  I'm almost positive Best Buy near me used to have them back in the PC Games section, but they don't anymore and I can't even find it on their website. 
9446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Spring Dashboard Update details on: April 07, 2007, 03:59:40 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 07, 2007, 03:50:32 PM

What's an inline achievement update?

Upon getting an Achievement it will actually tell you what it was and how many points it was worth.  What a novel concept!  How did they ever come up with this after only a year and a half on the market?  slywink

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And is it the grammar or what. I have no idea what this means:

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You can text chat messenger six friends playing games watching movies

It just means that with the new text chat feature you can chat with up to six friends while you are playing games or watching movies. 

I want to know why the hell we still don't have the ability to fully preview the GamerTag pictures and Themes.  Who the hell wants to purchase something that you can't even see? 
9447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Buying an X-BOX 360 this week! on: April 07, 2007, 06:33:21 AM
Ouch.  Make sure you have adequate air-flow around the console and power supply brick, and don't set the brick right near the console.  And of course make sure all the connections are tight and such.
9448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 wireless accessory adapter - thoughts on: April 07, 2007, 04:34:49 AM
Last weekend I picked up one of these USB adapters to allow me to use XBox 360 accessories on my PC, mostly for analog controls in driving games.  Here are my thoughts on the experience so far:

Install - This was about as easy and painless as can be expected.  Put in the CD, install drivers/program, then plug in USB adapter.  You should use the built in Update function to update the drivers before you start since the most recent don't ship with it.  I think I had to restart the computer after that update. 

Controller Setup - I didn't have to calibrate my 360 gamepad at all, I just hit the sync button on the adapter and the sync on my controller and it worked right off the bat.  If things seem a bit off, you can test and calibrate it in the Game Controllers utility from the Control Panel. 

Games - So far I have only tried the 360 gamepad on racing games, but it has worked great in each one.  I've played the FlatOut 2 demo and full game, the XPand Rally Xtreme demo and TrackMania Nations.  The only real problem is that TrackMania Nations didn't allow me to configure my controller so I was stuck using the A and B buttons to accelerate/brake.  Boo.  The other two allow for assigning of buttons/axes to actions so you can play as you wish and adjust deadzones, sensitivity and such.  It all comes down to the individual game's support and controller customization, and as long as it has the options things are good.

Problems - First off, you have to power on the controller before you start a game or it may not detect that controller.  Not a big deal, but I've had to restart games a few times because I forgot that detail.  Also, you can hit the guide button to get a readout of the controller battery life from the desktop, but if you're in a fullscreen game you're out of luck because that little display won't show.  In addition, you can't hold the guide button to shut down the controller, you have to let it sit for 10 minutes or pop the battery pack out to turn it off.  Again, not really big deals but it illustrates little differences between playing on a console and PC.  Oh, and the first time you power on the controller to sync it with the PC you will probably turn on your 360, too.  Mildly annoying.

Overall - Basically it just worked, and that's what I wanted.  If you already have a wireless XBox 360 controller, you know it's one of the best gamepads out there so being able to use in with PC games (and not having to buy a separate wired controller) is really nice.  I give the adapter a big thumbs up, with the caveat that I've only tried the wireless XBox 360 gamepad and not the wireless headset, racing wheel or anything else.  So long, arrow-key carpal tunnel!   thumbsup
9449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Typing Certificate? on: April 07, 2007, 02:35:21 AM
I think I got one of those back in 7th grade.  It had a smilie face stamp on it.  Tongue 
9450  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [360] Viva Pinata - $29.99 with Free Shipping on: April 07, 2007, 01:39:50 AM
I might have to try out the demo and see if I can get into it, since this is such a nice price. 
9451  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Deal on a DS Lite? on: April 07, 2007, 01:39:10 AM
Absolutely every time I walk into my Target (basically every weekend for one reason or another) they have a bunch of DS Lites in the case in white, pink and black.  Probbaly about 10 of each last weekend.  I think the wite and pink come with some special sparkly girl case or something, too.  So that's pretty awesome.  slywink
9452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Jesus Christ the Savior is Risen Edition 6/Apr/07 on: April 07, 2007, 01:25:22 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on April 06, 2007, 03:02:04 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 06, 2007, 02:33:46 PM

I've been playing FlatOut 2 on my PC with my wireless 360 controller and loving every minute of it so that will continue.  Maybe a bit more of Earth Defense Force thrown in for good measure, too. 
Where did you get your wireless adapter thingee? They didn't have any at Best Buy....

I went to Circuit City to get one since Best Buy doesn't seem to carry them.  You can check online to see if they have any in stock near you, or just order it for delivery.  GameStop/EBGames also lists them and should have one in stock.
9453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Tranformers: The Game Screenshots [56k] on: April 07, 2007, 01:17:58 AM
The screenshots so far almost make it look like it's going to be some sort of destructive fighting game. 
9454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A pretty face in the crowd. NSFW on: April 06, 2007, 02:46:59 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on April 06, 2007, 12:56:30 PM

I guess love really is blind...

And dumb.
9455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Jesus Christ the Savior is Risen Edition 6/Apr/07 on: April 06, 2007, 02:33:46 PM
I've been playing FlatOut 2 on my PC with my wireless 360 controller and loving every minute of it so that will continue.  Maybe a bit more of Earth Defense Force thrown in for good measure, too. 
9456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yesterday morning..... on: April 06, 2007, 02:20:26 AM

Quote from: javahead on April 05, 2007, 07:42:20 PM

It's gonna be 94'F today! Woohoo  icon_biggrin

I'd rather have rain or snow.  slywink
9457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday on Wednesday - 04/03/07 on: April 05, 2007, 02:29:58 AM
Volver added to the queue.  Maybe the Godzilla movies sometime, too. 
9458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 first-party Wii titles "Indefinitely postponed" on: April 05, 2007, 02:13:11 AM
I hate April 1st. 
9459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 04, 2007, 02:26:10 AM
I'm assuming he meant that in the "herpetology" way, but I don't think he really thought it through.  smile
9460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who is your most hated musician or group? on: April 04, 2007, 02:10:47 AM
Man, you guys have really reinvigorated my hate.  So many bands and "artists" that I just can't stand...
9461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyon heard anything good about Earth Defense Force (360)? on: April 03, 2007, 02:52:40 PM
Jeez, Starshifter, I don't know what to say.  I've only been trying to mention the game in every thread I contributed to for the last couple weeks.  slywink

I finished all 53 missions on both Easy and Normal this weekend by playing each level twice as I went through.  That allowed me to get some extra health built up and unlock the weapons as I moved my way along.  About half-way through I went back and did some of the Hard ones and unlocked some cool weapons that were quite helpful.  I think I have about 90 of the 170 unlocked right now.  

Despite the fact that some of the later grenades do insane amounts of damage (like 2500) I never found them too useful.  I would much rather use a grenade launcher that allows me to aim better and faster, and shoot ten shots in a row even if they are much weaker.  Some of the heat-seeking swarm missles are pretty helpful, too.  The special ricochet rifles are really nice in the tunnels.  Buf of course it all depends on how you play and what you like, and there's a plethora of choices in that regard.  
9462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Elite uses a lesser HDMI on: April 03, 2007, 04:25:17 AM
I'm going to quote SNL during one of it's slightly funny phases:  "Who's the marketing genius that came up with that one?"
9463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Gotham Racing 4 scans on: April 03, 2007, 04:23:35 AM
Wow, it's hard to believe that second shot is from the game. 

I kind of burned out on the Project Gotham games not too far into number 3, but I might be willing to be pulled back in once after I hear some more about this version.
9464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: War, Inc. on: April 03, 2007, 03:49:33 AM
Oh, man, I loved Grosse Pointe Blank.  I hope this turns out really awesome. 
9465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who is your most hated musician or group? on: April 03, 2007, 03:47:26 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 03, 2007, 03:46:17 AM

This will be blasphemous to some, but I have always hated U2.  Nothing will get me to change the station faster than one of their whiny, pretentious songs.

Heh, one of my good friends is a huge U2 fan and I can't stand them, so that is a never ending source of entertainment. 
9466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WTF to the max!]Alanis Morissette doing a cover of "My Humps" on: April 03, 2007, 03:46:23 AM
I hate the original song so much it's hard not to improve it with some satire. 
9467  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who is your most hated musician or group? on: April 03, 2007, 03:42:04 AM
Man, there are just so many.  Nickelback, Hinder, Fergie, Rush, Creed, and pretty much every stupid pop/punk "emo" band that's been on the radio in the last few years. 
9468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Core system (finally) $169.99 on: April 03, 2007, 03:29:53 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 03, 2007, 02:59:03 AM

Disgaea Portable
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
Jeanne d'Arc
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
The Bigs
Silent Hill Origins
God of War PSP
Gran Turismo 4 Mobile

It has more promise than the DS this upcoming year, to be honest.  And even though Final Fantasy Tactics looks hawt on the DS, you've got Jeanne d'Arc and Disgaea Portable which could easily trump FFT as the best SRPG on a handheld this year.

Well, to be honest there isn't anything in that list that would make it a must-buy for me.  Obviously the JRPGs have a crowd, but I am not among them.

I kind of enjoyed God of War, but not enough to finish it or buy the second one yet.  I like driving games, but the Gran Tourismo series has always seemed so...sterile and anemic to me.  I'd rather be tweaking the dirt roads in a rally game or balls-out in Burnout or something.

The Bigs conjured up some ideas that might have promise...until I saw that it was a baseball game. 

I guess there's a reason I don't own one already.  I am no longer their target market. 
9469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Core system (finally) $169.99 on: April 03, 2007, 02:40:38 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 03, 2007, 02:26:16 AM

The amount of FUCKING WONDERFUL games for the PSP are going to like, double by the end of the year.

Buy a PSP people!

I haven't been following the PSP developments too much...what sort of wonderful stuff is in store for the rest of this year?  

To give you an idea, about the only games that interest me now are the Ratchet & Clank and Daxter games and I have no interest in JRPGs.  
9470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/2) on: April 02, 2007, 02:50:19 PM
Nothing for me this week.  I wish I could get into the Guitar Hero thing but it just doesn't look like my kind of game. 
9471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 4-2-2007 No Foolin' Edition on: April 02, 2007, 02:44:48 PM
I finished up Easy and Normal modes in Earth Defense Force and then played a few more levels on hard. 

Then I picked up one of these wireless 360 accessory receiver thingies and saw how well it worked for playing the FlatOut 2 demo, so I proceeded to download Flatout 2 via Steam.  And then run into constant problems and not even be able to get the game running.  That may be the last non-Valve thing I purchase from Steam. 
9472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Buying an X-BOX 360 this week! on: April 02, 2007, 02:52:57 AM
Hey, welcome to the club!  

If you are interested in picking up a Charge and Play kit and a second controller, Circuit City currently has a bundle for the Premium console, a second MS wireless controller, Gears of War and the Charge and Play thing for $490.  Not a bad deal if you would buy that stuff anyway.  

I've enjoyed every game I have on the 360 so far, stuff like Crackdown, Saints Row, Just Cause, PGR3, Fight Night 3, Kameo, and Earth Defense Force.  I would suggest you try out the demo downloads on the Marketplace so you can try out some of them firsthand.  
9473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 "Brute Edition" coming! on: April 02, 2007, 12:47:50 AM
Yeah, because a terabyte of flash memory is really affordable.   Roll Eyes
9474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My wife has a music question and it's driving her berserk. Please help. on: April 01, 2007, 09:19:20 PM
So is this country radio, top 40 pop, a "soft rock" station or what?
9475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: All Your Base are Belong to... Calvin? on: April 01, 2007, 08:37:20 PM

Quote from: Doopri on April 01, 2007, 08:18:19 PM

can i get the s...l...o...w... description?  like, the level just above defining "the"?

Well, you can start here for most information necessary and then follow the link in my first post to see the flash video.
9476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for some opinions on: April 01, 2007, 08:15:19 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on April 01, 2007, 05:41:30 PM

If you take the z out of bonanza it becomes bonana.

See, now you're just clouding opinion with cold, hard fact.  Get it straight, man!  Tongue
9477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 2 first-party Wii titles "Indefinitely postponed" on: April 01, 2007, 07:15:07 PM
According to the Wiicast, both first party Wii titles Disaster: Day of Crisis and Project H.A.M.M.E.R. have been indefinitely postponed according to a Nintendo press rep.  "They're not officially cancelled but I wouldn't count on seeing them until 2010 if at all."

The good news is that it's one less game with an idiotic acronym N.A.M.E.  The bad news is that there are two less original games coming for a system that really needs them. 

Of course, this could be some April fool's thing, but he posted it yesterday and as stated both games have been removed form Nintendo's website.  Time will tell. 
9478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: April 01, 2007, 06:47:56 PM
Goddamnit, would you two just step away from the keyboard for a while and let it lie?  I am sick of seeing this back and forth shit in every freaking thread!
9479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] How loud is it really? on: April 01, 2007, 05:24:58 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 01, 2007, 04:54:54 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 01, 2007, 04:44:52 PM

Compared to my PC, which is in the same room, the 360 isn't very loud at all when just sitting there or playing things off the hard drive.  When then DVD drive spins up, though, that is a noisy whine.  I don't really notice it too much anymore, but it does add to the background noise. 

For media extenter duty I think it would be quieter thank your PC, especially since you say you can hear that from another room. 


????...i am not being funny but ...a loud whine?...this remeinds me of when some people on here complained when their DS made a loud noise when recharging...mine doesnt do that either

even when i did first get it and put in PGR4,it was a whirring it made......both yours and destructors 360 sound as though they are gonna blow!!! icon_confused

Eh...whine, whir, same thing.  When it spins up for full speed to play a game it makes whatever noise you want to call a fast spinny thing with a somewhat high pitched noise. 

From my very scientific test of currently playing The Tick DVD right now, it doesn't do it when playing movies.  I'm guessing because then it's just spinning at 1x speed. 
9480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] How loud is it really? on: April 01, 2007, 04:44:52 PM
Compared to my PC, which is in the same room, the 360 isn't very loud at all when just sitting there or playing things off the hard drive.  When then DVD drive spins up, though, that is a noisy whine.  I don't really notice it too much anymore, but it does add to the background noise. 

For media extenter duty I think it would be quieter thank your PC, especially since you say you can hear that from another room. 
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