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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/27) on: November 27, 2006, 03:34:41 PM
I'm taking a trip and trying to decide on a new DS game.....

FFIII (I don't think I can take the random battles every 4-5 steps...otherwise seems like good reviews)
Lost Magic (reviews are all over the place on this one even reader reviews....but the concept seems cool)
Children of Mana (the big review sites don't like this one, but seems like diablo to me, could be perfect for a plane)
Age of Empires (worried that it will be slow and boring)
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Old news? Call for Wii Component cables on: November 21, 2006, 12:26:18 AM
getting the component cables for gamecube was the same deal...I had to call nintendo and order directly from them...took 3 weeks to receive.  Why didn't they learn?

However, this is a huge opportunity for a 3rd party to sell some component cables and even mark them up a bit.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gothic 3 Demo? on: November 17, 2006, 03:13:56 AM
Well, I've been playing the demo a little.  It seems really odd to me that when you die, you stay on the  ground for about 3 seconds and then get back up again with about 2% health....meanwhile, whatever killed you turns around and starts wailing on you you have to RUN like crazy as soon as you get up after "dying"....frustrating as hell. 

Other things...sword play seems like a click frenzy since you can't control your swing other than weak or wind-up swing (which releases on it's own).  I still have not read the manual though.  Archery seems decent.

Gawsh, I really want this to be a good game.  Lets hope it turns out to be.
164  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 17, 2006, 01:32:12 AM
So what do you have to buy to turn a "core" system into a premium and how much is that?
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Handheld suggestions? on: November 11, 2006, 06:54:37 PM
Well, I think you will find that you will get recommendations for both the PSP and the DS Lite.  I have a DS Lite and I like it quite a bit, plus it seems to be getting better as new titles are released (FFIII next week, Castlevania POR in a couple of weeks, Panzer DS game???).  Anyway, I think it really comes down to what games you want to play.  I'd suggest going to and looking at the top titles for each system and see which ones appeal to you and make your decision that way.  If you want to talk about which is "technically" better, they both have advantages (PSP-better graphics, bigger screen, can emulate other systems, can play UMD? format movies), DS Lite (touch screen, two screens, cheaper price).  Like any other system though, it's all about the games!
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I own a DS Lite....what now? on: November 11, 2006, 06:48:52 PM
I really like strategy games and wanted to get Age of Empires for the DS but I heard the cartridge had bugs...and it could damage your DS!?  Has this been fixed, or was it even true?

I can recommend:
Castlevania (there is also a new one coming out in early december - portrait of ruin)
Advance Wars DS

KD, how do you like Children of Mana?  I've read mixed reviews on it. 
167  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Circuit City DS/GBA/XBox/GC/PS2 Clearance Sale on: June 25, 2006, 01:15:55 PM
Ok graham, sounds good - Looking for:

Advance Wars  DS
Meteos DS
168  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Circuit City DS/GBA/XBox/GC/PS2 Clearance Sale on: June 24, 2006, 06:26:22 PM
I'm interested in FFIV and Advance Wars DS if anyone scores an extra copy.  My local CC was out of Advance Wars and FFIV rang up at full price for some reason.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN Titan Quest review on: June 24, 2006, 06:23:25 PM
Yeah, the review score is good and TONS of things about the game sound great, but the item drops and non-randomness seem like big omissions.  D2 did that part pretty well many years ago.  I'm hoping they fix it in a patch because I will pick it up for sure.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need a DS puzzle game for wife on: June 24, 2006, 06:18:54 PM
Yeah, I hope I can convince the wife to go back for me....As luck would have it, I leave on a work trip friday through the 5th of July. frown  Bummer, eh.  But I'm hoping I can work something out here at GT or OO for FFIV with someone who got an extra copy.  (I originally wanted to take it for the plane rides on this upcoming trip - but getting it at all would be cool).
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need a DS puzzle game for wife on: June 24, 2006, 05:59:49 PM
Thanks for the heads up Kevin.  I saw the post here and sent my wife to CC with a shopping list (while I watched the baby) and she was only able to find Mega Micro games and FFIV, but only Mega Micro rang up at 8.96, FFIV rang up at 29.99.  weird huh?  The others mentioned here weren't available.  Bummer because I really wanted FFIV and was hoping they had:

Advance Wars DS

and some others.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need a DS puzzle game for wife on: June 24, 2006, 03:36:33 AM
Thanks for all the inputs guys....lots to try.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need a DS puzzle game for wife on: June 21, 2006, 05:21:58 AM
I recently got a DS Lite and am trying to get my wife to play it.  She likes playing bejeweled on her cell phone so I hope to convert her slowly to the DS.    She isn't into crazy fast paced...she said she wants something she can zone out to and relax.  What puzzle game should I get for her?

p.s. don't say animal crossing...
174  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / $5.00 off any DS Game at TRU on: June 15, 2006, 10:27:35 PM
Yo Dep, are you kidding?  A quick look at shows it with an average rank of 41% and gamespy gave it a 1 out of 5!
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Be a Murloc in the Murloc RPG on: March 21, 2006, 09:45:31 PM
DudeZ! Join my new Guild it's teh bomB!
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Handheld Help (DS or Improved GBA SP) on: November 13, 2005, 10:39:27 PM
Ok, thanks for the unanimous and instantaneous DS recommendation.  I'm sure you are right...the DS it is.  I'm just not looking forward to hauling that thing around....the SP was such a nice form factor.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Handheld Help (DS or Improved GBA SP) on: November 13, 2005, 10:20:03 PM
Hello, I recently sold my GBA SP so that I could upgrade to the DS.  I just saw the new version of the SP with the brighter screen and it is very appealing to me...first off, the screen looks fabulous and secondly the SP size  is perfect for travelling with.  

I have about 9 GBA games and want to get a few more, including:
FE Sacred Stones, Zelda Minish Cap, Superstar Saga, Rebelstar

But after hearing some of the raves here, I also am interested in some DS games:  Castlevania, Advance Wars and ???? not sure what future titles are coming but a decent action RPG would be great...

So my question is, should I get the DS because of the future games and because it can play the GBA games......or should I just get the Bright GBA SP with it's compact size and nice screen and not worry about the future crop of games???
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Suggestions on Portable Gaming on: July 27, 2005, 11:16:56 PM
Well, probably a notebook would be fine since you will mostly be sitting on a plane or in a hotel room.  You could spend anywhere from 500-3500 on a laptop depending on what you want.  If you want desktop type performance, is having a special $500 off thier alienware 55m 7700 which has an nvidia 6800 mobile GPU....would pretty much kick butt and would only set you back $1999 or so.  You could also spend $600 on a laptop with older tech that will play non graphics intensive rpgs and strat games no problem.  Your call.  If you want to play EQ2 and money is not a factor, get the alienware....IMHO
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Suggestions on Portable Gaming on: July 27, 2005, 02:36:18 PM
I think it would help if you tell us what type of games you want to play and your budget.  

A GBA will only set you back $69 and there are tons of great games for that system....if you are into them.  I think I could easily spend 5 months catching up on the games for that system.

An inexpensive laptop would be just perfect to play some of those older PC titles I never finished....BG2 and exp, fallout tactics, heroes of might and magic III and wake of gods mod, etc....

If you need to play newer PC games, then a laptop will start getting pricey.....

If  you need the latest handheld, of course there is the PSP for $250.  But IMHO, there arent any games that appeal to me on that platform yet.  You could also get a nintendo DS for $149 to play GBA titles and DS titles....could be a good deal.

Anyway, tell us what kind of games you feel like playing, where you want to play them, etc....
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / how about this? on: May 19, 2005, 08:46:33 PM
Why dont they just put a chip on the 360 that can "recompile" the game and then load it to the hard drive?  Alternatively, they could have a CD verification system through live or snail mail that would allow you to download the recompiled version of the game (or get a new DVD in the mail).  

Either way, it sounds like MS isn't putting much effort into the idea.  If they really wanted to support Xbox games, I'm sure they could.  I think it will end up hurting their sales....especially if Sony and Nintendo have some nice ads slamming MS for not being compatible with Xbox...and telling customers that if they just wait a few months they can have a nice shiny PS3 that can play ALL of their games!

If I was a 12 year old kid...I would want to be able play all of my games on my current system.....and my parents would appreciate that less piece of hardware on the living room floor --  and folks, lets face it ...the target market seems to be 12 year old boys and their parents.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 2 Info (better sell that first one Tebunker...) on: March 09, 2005, 07:46:24 PM
Any word if it will be backward compatible with Xbox games?
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Panzer Dragoon Orta and Progressive Scan on Xbox on: February 05, 2005, 05:58:37 PM
The box says that the game supports HDTV 480p....however, the game won't run with my xbox set to any progressive scan has lines all over the screen and is completely distorted.  If I go into system settings and de-select all of the Progressive scan options, the game plays fine.  What gives?

-all my other games play fine with all 3 progressive scan modes checked ON
-the box says it is NTSC format - just like my xbox

183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are Sudeki and Yager good bargain games? on: January 31, 2005, 05:07:57 PM
Gratch, an action RPG that is more fun and fighting and less reading, puzzles, right up my alley for sitting on the couch with a controller in my hand.  So, sudeki looks like a purchase for me...COMPUSA has it for $19.99.  

The word is still out on Yager.....also, with the PC version coming out, should I wait?
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are Sudeki and Yager good bargain games? on: January 31, 2005, 03:44:24 PM
I've read some comments (reader reviews at and that Yager and Sudeki are both underrated games that were reviewed poorly but were actually great games.....they are both $19.99 or less now and I was wondering if anyone here has any input.

Sudeki....I really like action RPGs with good character development and lots of loot....IGN review:

Yager....this one was just released in the US late 2004 and seems to have flown under the radar....I like flight games, especially with exploration and a story...(ie...crimson skies... - I've heard yager is coming to PC also,...should I wait for the better graphics)  IGN review:

I did a search on this forum and there wasn't much talk for either game.  Gamerankings revealed pretty average reviews for both ...any thoughts?
185  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: January 31, 2005, 12:36:10 AM
Hello...Enigma here.  

I have to withdraw 4 games from my PIFF offerings because one of my friends wanted them to play with his son....

they are:

Comanche 3 (j/c)
Crimson Skies (j/c)
IF22 (j/c)
Mig Alley (j/c)

Thanks for your understanding and I will add more games when I can.

Current Karma Meter at +4

sincerely, Enigma
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 2005 Finished Games on: January 10, 2005, 03:02:38 PM
Chronicles of Riddick (Xbox)
The Bards Tale (Xbox)
Resident Evil 4
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pirates IGN Review on: November 20, 2004, 06:16:32 PM
My wife is going to kill me.....

Got half life 2 silver last week.....

That review of Pirates is making it a MUST BUY for me....
I want to get WOW on release day and play with a bunch of gonegolders...
EQ2 is enticing me...
I got in on that deal a long time ago for Middle Earth for 19.99
Codename Panzers is on my buy list...

I want to get an xbox to play a crapload of the titles on that system....
Riddick, Halo2, Halo1, Fable, GR2, Burnout 3, NHL 2k5, Winning Eleven 7 title when released..............


oh yeah, I'm also itching to try Metroid 2, Paper Mario, Tales of Symphonia, Pikmin 2 and Baiten Kaitos for my GCN.

foresee a long winter in the doghouse for me.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hockey Games for Xbox on: November 16, 2004, 07:19:06 PM
Can I get some recommendations for the best Xbox Hockey game now (or coming out soon).  I'll mostly (99%) be playing single player....
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Buying an and controller recs wanted on: October 29, 2004, 03:25:13 AM
As far as the cables go....these seem to be the only 2 I can find:

- Monster XBox GameLink 400 Component  [39.99 at]

- Microsoft XBox High Definition AV Pack  [19.99 at]

Are these the right ones?  The monster cable is a lot cheaper than previously it the same one??  If yes, which is best....seems there is mixed opinion on this.  Do I need audio cables as well?  I do have a surround system I can hook it to.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Buying an and controller recs wanted on: October 27, 2004, 02:36:22 PM
First off, I love the Nintendo Wavebird Wireless controllers and they have spoiled me .... so I will need to get wireless controllers.  Also, I have an HDTV, so I need cables for that... which are best.  Games...I'm a PC gamer too, so I mostly want exclusives that are awesome...

Summary Looking for advice on:
1.  wireless controller
2.  component cables
3.  game recommendations

Games I'm planning on getting now:
Burnout 3
Crimson Skies
Halo 1 & 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (or winning eleven 8..whatever they call it)

Game background:
My favorite genre is probably strategy and rpg titles on the PC and for lots of titles I will still be buying the PC version (morrowind, etc...).  What I am getting the Xbox for is for Winning Eleven 8, rally/racing games, and other action titles.  Also, when a game is released for multiple console platforms, I'd like to be able to get the xbox version (ie... NHL 2005).  

thanks, Enigma
191  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: October 25, 2004, 04:12:32 AM
Unbreakable +1 from Enigma...thanks Unbreakable
192  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: October 23, 2004, 02:13:25 PM
Kestrel, you got it.  I will mail them this week.
193  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Enigma's PIFF on: October 23, 2004, 12:19:16 AM
Here is my list:  PM me with your Addy...

Enemy Engaged: Apache Havoc  j/c - claimed by Kestrel
Lineage 2   (played the free month)
Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield  (retail box) - claimed by Kestrel

j/c = jewel case only

Karma = +4 (carried over from GG)

[edited 1/30/05 to remove some games I gave away to a friend]
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