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9761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: On XBox Live Arcade this week on: December 12, 2006, 02:20:43 AM
Hell yeah!  Finally one of the new, original games that I've been waiting for.  Hopefully it turns out to be as cool as it could be. 
9762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had XBox 360 problems? on: December 11, 2006, 03:54:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 11, 2006, 03:50:40 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 11, 2006, 03:41:33 PM

So, part of me says "Buy Now" and part of me says "Wait for the must-have games and (hopefully) a more stable system".  So torn...

If there's a definite sign that MS is releasing 3rd gen 360's (or 2nd, but I remember hearing they're on the 2nd gen arlready) I'd wait.  However, unless they make major cosmetic changes, how you'd be able to tell what gen they are is beyond me.

They have a manufactured date and serial number you can check right on top of the box.
9763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sega acquires "Alien" game license on: December 11, 2006, 03:51:59 PM
"We're taking licensing to the next level with this franchise.

Oh, yeah!   icon_rolleyes
9764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii,airplane on: December 10, 2006, 07:05:50 PM
There you go, conclusive evidence that it is possibly one of those three things.  Or something else.  icon_wink
9765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What does that make us Sir? Big Damn Heroes. on: December 09, 2006, 10:47:07 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 09, 2006, 10:37:52 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on December 09, 2006, 10:28:31 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon
Wanna see an awful show set in the most ungodly boring sci-fi universe ever imagined by man?  Watch the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Fixed, because Star Trek as a whole fucking sucks.

And yes, the Firefly cast rules.

That may be true (albeit opinion), but it is MORE true of that first season.  Jesus...I'd rather have rough sex with a bear trap than watch that again.

Don't go hating on bear traps just because Star Trek sucks! 
9766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 -- Keep it or sell it? on: December 09, 2006, 08:37:02 PM
It sounds like you're looking for a reason to keep it, msduncan, and if that's the case just do so and enjoy it.  It may not be what I would do, but my situation is different than yours as is everybody elses.  You should be able to get some great playtime out of a couple new games and some PS2 games until the next wave of releases hits next spring. 

To clarify on what Hetz said, the Japanese version of Motorstorm (without online) will be released next week.  The US version with online won't be out until March at least. 
9767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gunstar Heroes on Monday the 11th for VC on: December 09, 2006, 05:17:23 PM
If I had a Wii, this would be a must have.  But I don't.  
9768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! EDIT: NEW TRAILER OUT!!! on: December 09, 2006, 07:54:57 AM
I must be the only one that thinks it looks really cheezy to have the close-up little sound stage stuff up front and obvious CG paintings in the background.  I loved Sin City and it's visual style, but this one does not look appealing to me. 
9769  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: UPDATED with prices: 360 Games and iPod Accessories for sale on: December 09, 2006, 03:44:38 AM
If you accept Paypal, I'd be in for Amped 3.  You got yerself a pm. 
9770  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Gamecube on: December 09, 2006, 03:42:41 AM
Well, for anybody else looking for a GC, Toys 'R' Us is having a 2-day sale with a platinum GC, 4MB memory card, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Sonic Adventure 2 all for $99.  Not dirt cheap, but certainly affordable. 
9771  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: It needs to stop. on: December 09, 2006, 02:27:14 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 08, 2006, 09:22:14 PM

If there can't be "console holy war" posts, what exactly is anyone supposed to talk about?

You know, games and shit.  The fun stuff.  Things that don't make my head asplode.  The constant back and forth hyperbole gets really old and it would be nice to just see some moderation peppered in there. 
9772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 -- Keep it or sell it? on: December 08, 2006, 03:54:46 PM
If it were me I would probably sell it for a few reasons.  First, it seems like you probably have lots of other gaming to do with the Wii, 360 and PC and there isn't quite enough unique content to justify the purchase yet (to me).  I also avoid the launch hardware game of Russian roulette.  

More importantly,  perhaps, is the fact that it would please your wife to be able to buy you surprises instead of you buying this for yourself right now.  
9773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 8/Dec/06 on: December 08, 2006, 03:48:04 PM
I'm going to try and finish up Fable: The Lost Chapters and maybe start up Lego Star Wars 2 again.  For some reason that one didn't grab me like the first one.  Damnable nerfed lightsabers. 
9774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Bowling has improved my bowling IRL! on: December 08, 2006, 03:21:43 AM

Quote from: hornysax on December 08, 2006, 03:15:49 AM

Funny thing, I'm absolutely terrible at bowling in real life (avg 70s, best is around 120s).  My high in Wii bowling is 212 with a pretty consistent 190s.  I'll let you know how I do next time I hit a bowling alley.

Well, don't feel too bad if you don't triple your regular score.  There is a slight difference between moving a remote back and forth and hitting a button and doing the approach with correct movement and release of a ball of up to 16 pounds.  icon_wink
9775  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A friendly reminder about images in signatures on: December 08, 2006, 03:04:54 AM
You could always be like gellar and just insert your signature manually into each post you make. 
9776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Senior Editor of CNET and his Family go Missing on: December 08, 2006, 03:02:06 AM
An odd coincidence is that I read in the paper here this morning about a guy who was missing for two weeks and was just found alive and well in his vehicle. 
9777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you divide by zero? on: December 08, 2006, 02:37:23 AM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on December 07, 2006, 10:18:58 PM

Quote from: some dumbass reporter
Computers simply cannot divide by zero. Try it on your calculator and you'll get an error message.

And they still won't be able to. Dude didn't win teh mathematics. He just asked every coder in the world to write an "if Denominator = 0 then DisplayGreenLanternLogo" statement.

9778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A public service announcement for Christmas on: December 08, 2006, 02:34:20 AM
My precious thread...I should have never said anything.   icon_cry
9779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Dynasty Warriors Game? on: December 08, 2006, 02:17:05 AM
Less like Diablo 2, and a little more like water torture.  icon_biggrin  Ok, not that bad but it does get old pretty quickly for most people.  
9780  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: NWN2 at GoGamer for $29. on: December 08, 2006, 02:04:48 AM
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (PC) is also $27.90 during this sale. 
9781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A public service announcement on: December 07, 2006, 03:44:35 PM
Yes, yes, yes.  But I was downloading videos, not accessing some archaic text message board.  I mean...

Now you're just distracting everyone from the greatness that is Chris "Christmas" Rodriguez! 
9782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A public service announcement for Christmas on: December 07, 2006, 04:53:04 AM
I'd like to take this opportunity to ask you all to do the right thing.  Do your duty.  Vote for Chris "Christmas" Rodriguez to replace Santa this year.  A vote for Chris "Christmas" Rodriguez is a vote for Christmas truth. 

I remember when I first found these videos online way back before there was YouTube or "viral" anything.  On dialup from my freshman dorm room.  That would have been '96-'97.  Awww, yeah.  Good times.  icon_biggrin

I think there were about 13 of these things, but not nearly that many are on YouTube that I can see. 
9783  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What do you do with old computers? on: December 07, 2006, 04:09:38 AM
There is a volunteer PC recycling group here in town (Free Geek) that will take computers or parts and rebuild them into usable computers and give them away to individuals or non-profit organizations.  Any parts that are broken or can't be reused are responsibly recycled.

A lot of my older parts find their way into my family's computers since even my old gamer gear is usually faster than their stuff. 
9784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite Video Game Character of All Time on: December 07, 2006, 02:27:12 AM
Manny Calavera from Grim Fandango, Sam & Max from Freelance Police and I'm sure others I am forgetting. 
9785  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: It needs to stop. on: December 06, 2006, 03:49:10 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 06, 2006, 01:47:02 PM

Now lets get back to  deadhorse

If I drop a PS3 taped to the 360's Powerbrick from higher than 2 stories, I think I could slay me a KnightShade Dragon.

It would fall through the Earth and come out in China.

After having been totally immersed in "liquid, hot Mag-ma" [/dr evil]
9786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 03:43:29 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 06, 2006, 01:38:08 PM

BK will also kill you if you keep eating it.

Ah yes, the inevitable Black Screen of Heart Failure.  For realsies. 
9787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 05:11:38 AM

Quote from: warning on December 06, 2006, 04:38:02 AM

Quote from: Destructor on December 06, 2006, 04:12:06 AM

Quote from: Arkon on December 06, 2006, 01:59:46 AM

Ok sidetrack... how did you do your signature like that?

And to sidetrack again - I thought that images in sigs were a no-no.
They are a no-no.  And they need to go-go.

Sorry guys.

Well, I beat you to it.  I just didn't like that big bar in there messing up the page after my posts.

Quote from: Calvin on December 06, 2006, 04:51:24 AM

God get the stupid achievement point sigs out..make them your avatars.

If only they had Gamerpics that were as cool as my avatar.  icon_wink
9788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 04:15:01 AM

Quote from: Destructor on December 06, 2006, 04:12:06 AM

Quote from: Arkon on December 06, 2006, 01:59:46 AM

Ok sidetrack... how did you do your signature like that?

And to sidetrack again - I thought that images in sigs were a no-no. This is why images in sigs were disabled in the first place. Impressive little bit of trickery to get around it.

Yeah, I'm not sure what the dealio is with that.  I know they had disabled them quite a while ago, but at one point recently KD mentioned about upcoming changes to that policy when they do the upgrade thingy on the forums early next year or whenever.  Who knows. 
9789  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - 12/03/06 Edition (VERY 56k UNSAFE!) on: December 06, 2006, 03:59:27 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 04, 2006, 01:20:51 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on December 04, 2006, 11:56:07 AM

Maybe I'm one in a million but I still prefer the 'all natural' woman.. big fake tits just don't do it for me.
Ah well, I guess I should accept change because 50 years from now all women will have plastic jelly chests..  icon_neutral

Hey can't call them 'fake' tits.  Seriously, when you build a new addition onto your house you don't call it the 'fake' room.  In both cases it is simply 'property enhancement'.  slywink

Try finding a model without implants though...the 'natural' ones have about as much boob as my desk.

Obviously you have never heard of Perfect 10.  icon_smile
9790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 12/05/06 on: December 06, 2006, 03:26:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 05, 2006, 03:58:38 PM

Almost Famous 2.  Has nothing to the with the Cameron Crowe classic.

"Warren Jamez and J-Beats demonstrate their street bike skills in ALMOST FAMOUS 2. The two stunt riders bring their talents from southern California across the Mexican border into Rosarito and show everyone what they (and their bikes) can do. "

9791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 patch 1.03 released on: December 06, 2006, 03:21:04 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on December 05, 2006, 09:38:26 PM

Yeah, I actually agree with Kobra, there are a lot of good Euro games out there.  I remember Earth 2150 (I believe that was the first one) was a dang good experience.  Colin McRae Rally was really fun (until the evil starforce came with it), and lets not forget The Guild 2.  Indigo Prophecy was a Euro game also and got generally good marks.  Don't generalize all of Euro gaming into one clump due to a few bad games.  I could also say that EA makes all of the American games look bad too. 

Agreed on those games.  Also, Jowood published Rally Trophy (from the makers of FlatOut 1/2) and that was a pretty sweet, bug-free game. 
9792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Halo 3 Trailer on: December 06, 2006, 03:03:56 AM
Or it was just imagery of what Earth was like before this planetary war thingy. 
9793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What the Cell is going on? on: December 06, 2006, 03:02:00 AM

Quote from: Misguided on December 05, 2006, 07:22:51 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 04, 2006, 08:50:23 PM


it's the next bullet-time; right after bloom.

Yup, but I think they are doing it for performance reasons, just like a lot of 360 games.

Motion-bluring is actually an after effect that has to be applied to the rendered frame and requires more processing power and memory than simply rendering a "clean" frame.  It is used to simulate the blur you would see through a camera and give a better impression of high speeds. 

And yes, it is often over used lately. 
9794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unusually Slow Xmas for me. on: December 06, 2006, 02:45:18 AM
Yay, my option is up top now!  No pickles for me, man.  No sirree. 
9795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: R.I.P 360 on: December 06, 2006, 02:06:01 AM
Go straight to, put in your GamerTag, select your Theme style (his is Gamebar, mine is Sig) and then hit Generate GamerCard Code.  Copy and paste the BBC code into your signature and you are good to go.

Back to the topic at hand...I've never heard of the Brown Screen.  Is that normal?
9796  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 12/05/06 on: December 05, 2006, 03:53:09 PM
Yeah, there was an Almost Famous 2? 

I put Miami Vice and Pirates of the Carribean in my queue. 
9797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unusually Slow Xmas for me. on: December 05, 2006, 03:37:06 PM
Where is the "I don't like pickles" option? 

I agree about the lack of games this holiday season, Gears of War was/is about the only big one for me.  But I guess that's alright since I'm spending too much money buying things for other people as it is. 
9798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Neverwinter Nights 2 patch 1.03 released on: December 05, 2006, 05:15:02 AM
I don't even have this game but I thought you guys might be interested in this.  Apparently you can get the patch via the in-game updater and check out all the fixes and changes here.  And boy are there a lot of them. 
9799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSX games up at NA PS3 store on: December 05, 2006, 05:08:46 AM
I think it's a possible valid arguement that playing some games on a smaller screen might be a problem.  Not only will it have to be squished or cropped to fit in the widescreen format, but reading the text may be a serious problem for RPGs and such. 

Not worth dismissing out of hand, but a consideration at the least. 
9800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Halo 3 Trailer on: December 05, 2006, 04:58:07 AM
Yeah, I just rewatched it and saw why he threw the grenade-shield.  The first time I saw it things didn't register quite right, I guess. 

Still, I'm not going to get a hardon for a silly CG trailer.  I'm sick of 'em.  Use them in-game if you must (although in this day and age there is little reason to), but advertise the actual game and not some fake clip. 
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