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9601  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?
9602  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.
9603  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
9604  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. 
9605  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!
9606  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. 
9607  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. 
9608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Student, dressed like a pirate, is punished for flying spaghetti monster beliefs on: April 01, 2007, 06:07:32 AM
When I was a little kid I took a shingle to the eye and had to wear an eye-patch for a while, including to school.  I faced no discrimination at that time, religious or otherwise. 

I wasn't wearing a blow-up saber at the time, but that's beside the point. 

Which reminds me, I can't believe we don't have an eye-patch wearing smilie. 
9609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / All Your Base are Belong to... Calvin? on: March 31, 2007, 05:48:20 PM

And for the nostalgic.  (if you can be nostalgic for something six years ago)
9610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Meet the Robinsons on: March 31, 2007, 05:43:10 PM
Just curious, how old is your little one DarkEL?  Was wondering if it would be good for my niece and nephew. 
9611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My gaming childhood in 4 minutes on: March 31, 2007, 04:39:08 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 31, 2007, 03:14:09 PM

Anyone remember the name of the game that's after Battletoads? It's around the 4:00 minute mark. I loved that game.

If you look in the comments to the right of the video he has every game listed in order of appearance.  After Battletoads was The Immortal. 
9612  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: x360 Live Movers and Shakers [03/30/2007 edition] on: March 31, 2007, 04:14:01 AM

Quote from: Mikagami on March 31, 2007, 03:54:23 AM

I played Earth Defence Force for a total of 20 minutes....  My eyes started to bleed.

From the vast amounts of awesome, undoubtedly!!  slywink  

No, I will readily admit that it is a budget game in many ways, but for some reason I really get a kick out of it.  
9613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God of War 2.....Larping? on: March 31, 2007, 03:59:18 AM

Quote from: Clay on March 31, 2007, 03:51:51 AM

All I can think is that this is viral marketing.  Seriously - a lot of work went into that website...  a lot of resources...  too many?

It's not viral anything, Sony said that they made the site. 
9614  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: x360 Live Movers and Shakers [03/30/2007 edition] on: March 31, 2007, 03:45:15 AM
Man, I didn't even make the boards this week.  I think I deserve some pity achievement points for killing a million ants in Earth Defense Force, right?  Seriously the weakest achievements ever, but hopefully I will at least get a couple of them after this weekend. 
9615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nights 2 confirmed -- for the Nintendo Wii see my latest post on: March 31, 2007, 03:33:08 AM
I guess I will be the first to admit I never played the original so I have no desire for this one (as of yet). 

Oh, but if you want to read the translated interview, it's posted over at the Wiicast site
9616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist 30/Mar/07 on: March 31, 2007, 03:31:26 AM
I'm going to continue killing aliens, bugs and robots in Earth Defense Force 2017 and then maybe go to work in SSX Blur if I can convince myself to play it again.  Which never seems to happen.
9617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Virtual Console Game for 3/26 on: March 31, 2007, 03:26:22 AM
Every time I hear the name Hudson Soft I think of Adventure Island...I used to love playing those games with my step-brother ages ago.  I may just have to download New Adventure Island and see how that one is since I never played the TG16 one(s). 
9618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console games are for stories on: March 31, 2007, 03:10:48 AM
For me gameplay absolutely takes precedence over story.  It's hard for me to come up with a single game I have where the story was what made me want to play it.  I don't play something like GTA because of it's storyline, I play it because of the driving, exploring, action and stuff. 

On the other hand, I would say that good characters can certainly be an appealing factor for me and give me reason to play a game.  Take a game like Sam & Max: I don't honestly give much of a care about the over-arching storyline, but the main characters and their interactions are reason enough for me to play (and love) the game. 

Of course having good missions and voice-overs and stuff helps me get into a game, but the big picture story rarely matters to me.  Especially since 80% of the time I don't end up finishing a game anyway. 
9619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For the fans of 28 Days Later..... on: March 30, 2007, 03:59:47 AM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on March 29, 2007, 06:23:01 PM

Looks cool. Just hope it doesn't turn into the train-wreck that 28 Days Later turned into at the soldier compound.

My thoughts exactly.

I have a tiny hope for I Am Legend later this year, but considering they cast Will Smith in the lead role I am skeptical. 
9620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown update today? on: March 30, 2007, 03:24:59 AM
According to MajorNelson:

Next time your pop your Crackdown disc in (and you are connected to Xbox Live) you’ll get prompted for a title update. According to what I am told, The update ‘addresses several minor technical issues to ensure a smoother online gameplay experience’  and ‘increases the number of ambient gang vehicles that populate Pacific City.’ That last one should held with the ‘Repo Man’ achievement.

There ya have it. What’s up with any DLC? No details yet…but we should have some news soon in it. 
9621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eidos Delays Release Of All Major PS3 Titles Until 2008 on: March 30, 2007, 02:32:28 AM
Well, in addition to the Hitman series Eidos did publish Just Cause and the sequel is being worked on (I was a fan, I know not everyone was). They also have Kane & Lynch, Age of Conan, Crossfire and the rumored Fear Effect 3 in development. 

Plus, we can always hope for sequels to 25 to Life and Reservoir Dogs, right?  slywink
9622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I might not be a Consoler... on: March 30, 2007, 02:23:22 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 29, 2007, 03:07:33 PM

Mind you, I'm not opposed to a more stealth-oriented game.  Hell, I loved both the Thief & Tenchu series.  I guess if I'm a ninja or medieval thief, it's just far more appealing.

Well Tenchu Z will be hitting the 360 in the US mid-June, so stay hardy!  The series does have it's faults, but for some reason I really like playing them. 
9623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GDC 2007 TrendCast: Foundation 9 games (Godzilla: Unleashed + MORE!) on: March 30, 2007, 01:59:42 AM
Sweet!  If only it was video so I could check out the footage of Godzilla.  That is one of my more anticipated Wii games for this year, and I hope it turns out awesome and gets an audience. 

Oh, and I liked the no-so-subtle play to get a review copy for the site at the end.  slywink
9624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360 (and a Gamertag!) on: March 30, 2007, 01:56:44 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 30, 2007, 12:08:44 AM

Well, I'm officially online as of tonight.  Gamertag is Skinypupy.  This is my first time ever taking a console online, so it should be interesting.  I'm going to give GoW a shot with the unwashed masses tonight.  I expect that it will all end in tears, but we'll see.  Not sure the best way to get into games with the GT crew, so help a n00b out.  smile

Well, if you're interested in hooking up with some GT members for online Live action, head over to the Multiplayer forum for threads on scheduled games and check out the GamerTag list (that Purge is nice enough to keep updated) to add up to 100 forum chumps to your Friends list.

9625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV Countdown on: March 30, 2007, 01:37:38 AM
This page has a link to all the usual suspects if you still want to download it (GameVideos, FilePlanet, Worthplaying, etc). 

The trailer didn't show too much and it wasn't absolutely stunning, but there is no question in my mind that I will purchase this one. 

And I will second (or third, or fourth...) being thankful for this not being gangstas again. 
9626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS - “We don’t feel like the Wii customer and the Xbox customer are the same" on: March 29, 2007, 02:53:30 PM
Live! was a Creative soundcard, XBox Live does not feel the need to exclaim itself.  slywink
9627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV Countdown on: March 29, 2007, 02:51:25 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 29, 2007, 02:44:10 PM

well i know the first trailer goes up tonight...but what happens on the 19th?

They're counting down to the 19th because that's my birthday, bitches!   icon_biggrin  Maybe they are remaking GTA2 for the DS or it's coming to Live Arcade or one of those things.
9628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 hard drive question. Is this normal? on: March 29, 2007, 02:38:58 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on March 29, 2007, 12:52:54 PM

And what happens if we buy the 120 gb version? How will we transfer our data?

It comes with a transfer cable to send your data to the larger drive. 
9629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER GOLD! on: March 29, 2007, 02:53:46 AM
Apparently NVidia is working on a new driver to increase performance in STALKER especially for 8800 users and to add SLI support.
9630  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 29, 2007, 02:35:17 AM
Yeah, that crap pisses me off.  Almost as much as the DVDs that force you to watch the previews.  I can understand that for a rental, but to not allow me to just skip to the menu on something I bought?  Up yours, Hollywood!
9631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I've figured out why America likes Sudoku so much on: March 28, 2007, 05:02:45 AM
Not to mention that sometimes crosswords require obscure knowledge of things which you have no interest in which means that if you don't know it your chances of figuring it out are very slim, whereas everybody can count and add small numbers with ease. 
9632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Five minutes to kill yourself? Tuesday time waster on: March 28, 2007, 04:58:51 AM
I didn't even both to play it more than 30 seconds or so...that sucked. 
9633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, it's official now (360 elite) on: March 28, 2007, 04:56:21 AM

Quote from: godhugh on March 28, 2007, 04:51:01 AM

Can you not use an HDMI cable with the Premium 360? How do you get 1080p?

I think currently you can get 1080p through TVs that accept that resolution via component (very few) and with VGA output. 

Quote from: jblank on March 28, 2007, 04:39:19 AM

Quote from: Darren8r on March 28, 2007, 04:33:40 AM

So basically your paying 80 bucks more for a different color.
Good stuff.  eek

And the larger HDD. Why not sell the 120GB HDD for X number of dollars, add a proprietary HDMI cable to the current 360, and not bother with this new SKU?

My understanding is that this is going to be run as this third unit only until they get rid of the current crop of Premiums and then that will be replaced by the white version of this in the fall/winter or whatever, bringing it back to only two SKUs. 
9634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite video game grenades? on: March 28, 2007, 04:52:24 AM
To expand on what Brendan said, the pipebombs in Duke 3D were also a hell of a lot of fun. 
9635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown Vs. Saint's Row on: March 28, 2007, 04:49:36 AM
Yup, as much as I was initially turned off by the over the top gangsta theme of Saints Row, once I played the full game I really started to love it and it became one of my most played 360 games.  In addition to the decent storyline stuff there was also a good variety and amount of side missions to keep me busy. 

Having said that, I also have a certain affinity for Crackdown with it's build up to super-human abilities and sandbox play.  Lots of fun, but I spent less time overall with it. 
9636  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Games minimizing during gameplay? on: March 28, 2007, 02:43:03 AM
I agree that AdAware and SpyBot S&D are great, and I would add a-squared to that list also since it often catches some things that the others miss (they have a free version available, too, and it's updated nearly daily). 
9637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 03/27/07 on: March 28, 2007, 01:38:26 AM
Children of Men and The Pursuit of Happyness added to the queue. 
9638  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Dungeon Runners on: March 28, 2007, 01:32:02 AM
I tried this one out a couple months ago and about the best part was the item names and descriptions.  Nice to see some originality in there. 

It kept me entertained for a few free hours, but it wasn't polished enough for me to keep going back. 
9639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lego Batman Coming on: March 28, 2007, 01:18:19 AM
This could be pretty cool, especially if they implement some decent fighting and some of "those wonderful toys". 

I also would love to see a GameCube version so that I could send my nephew my old GC and this game since he is a huge Batman fan but my sister won't buy them any gaming systems.   icon_biggrin
9640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Motorsport 2's Official Car List on: March 28, 2007, 01:13:28 AM

Quote from: Arkon on March 27, 2007, 05:12:59 PM

Was just browsing the list again and saw this:

1970   Chevrolet   Chevelle SS-454

My dad had a 68 Chevelle SS, what a beautiful car.  I really wish we could get more muscle cars, or an all muscle car mode in Forza.  Give me an Olds 442, Plymouth Cuda, Mercury Cougar, Charger, GTO... would be awesome.  ( a few of these are in, 1 model at least of the GTO and Charger it looks like)

Yeah, it's nice to see some of the muscle cars make it in there, but it's a pretty limited selection considering some of the other filler they have.  I had a '69 GTO Judge so I've always been partial to that model, and the earlier '65 models are iconic of the muscle car era. 

Plus, in games like these it seems like it's never worthwhile to race muscle cars since the game is designed around little modern tuners and supercars. 
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