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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 on: October 16, 2010, 07:03:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 16, 2010, 04:23:55 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on October 16, 2010, 02:18:18 PM

I give Gothic a slight edge over Nehrim, just because the NPC's in Gothic have better personality. However, Nehrim is very, very good. Lot's of people didn't like G3 very much. While I found having to clear out the cities kind of repetitive 2/3 of the way through the game, it's still a Gothic game and enjoyable. I somehow avoided the bugs that plagued many people.

clearing out the cities were what made the game a blast for me.  I loved the orcish bodies piling up around me like cordwood as I found  choke point and annihilated their tyranny.

Which gothic game is that, clearing out the cities?  Is that arcania (gothic 4)?
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 2 on: March 30, 2010, 02:50:06 PM
ok, well either way, I only have XP and intend to keep it that way until my next hardware update (maybe 6 mos.)
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 2 on: March 30, 2010, 02:42:05 PM
I downloaded the steam demo....no luck wouldn't run.  Finally realized that it REQUIRES Windows7.  LOL.  So, I've downloaded the demo on my PS3 but haven't had a chance to try it.  It sounds like exactly my cup of tea...I loved Red Faction Guerrilla, especially the destruction and free roaming style.  I kinda wish I had windows 7 to be able to use mouse and keyboard... can anyone comment on the PS3 version...especially controls?
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want Richard Garriott's life. on: March 23, 2010, 07:56:21 PM
Hmm, what was with the human fetus in a jar?
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: new to PS3.. (advise/links to demon's soul character creation)? on: February 25, 2010, 02:45:07 AM
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Anything else I should know about the PS3? Do I still need to request a disc to stream netflix?

Yes, you do.  It usually only takes 2 days to get to you after you order it.  It is free, btw.  Very nice.

PS3 Media Server is great if you want to stream from your PC.... http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/

If you want to watch any movies, get the Playstation Remote for $20, worth every penny.

If you use the playstation controller, get these http://www.amazon.com/PS3-Dual-Triggers-Playstation-3/dp/B001IAOEXU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1267065703&sr=8-1 REAL TRIGGERS.

Exclusive games that are highly rated:
Little Big Planet
Uncharted(s)
Demons Souls
Heavy Rain
MGSIV
God Of War Collection (GOW 3 is out soon)
Infamous
86  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Bioshock 2 Four pack on Steam on: February 04, 2010, 11:28:02 PM
Did you guys need another for a 4 pack?  I'm up for it.

If not I'm trying to get 4 people together...have another post at OO and one other interested...

post on OO... http://www.octopusoverlords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=71912
87  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Demigod 75% off with referral code on: February 04, 2010, 11:25:02 PM
Thanks Hrothgar!
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished in 2010- Console and PC on: January 08, 2010, 05:45:59 AM
PC:
Red Faction Guerrilla (A)
Plants vs. Zombies - great fun
Mass Effect
Battlefield 2: Bad Company (single player campaign...short but fun)
Mass Effect 2 (A+)
Starcraft 2 (sp campaign)

PS3:
Uncharted 2
Assassin's Creed 2

DS:

Playing....
Dragon Age PC
Red Faction Guerrilla Marauder Missions PC
Just Cause 2
Borderlands? kinda lost interest on this

Started but on the shelf....
Demon's Souls
Bayonetta
Dead Space
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bayonetta on PS3 patchable? on: January 07, 2010, 09:22:15 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on January 07, 2010, 09:21:08 PM

Quote from: The Grue on January 07, 2010, 09:03:59 PM

Quote from: Enigma on January 07, 2010, 09:01:17 PM

Hmm, it's a shame if that is the case.

Interestingly, the demo plays just fine.  I didn't really notice any issues...

Well, I will say this....people who do have the PS3 version say they notice the issues, but it doesn't break anything.  I think the demo was supposed to have the same issues, so if you don't have any problems with the demo, you might be okay.

this - if you don't have any problems with the demo (& i know i didn't), you will be okay (i loved every milli-second of it smile )...

Semi, did you get the full game?  Comments?
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bayonetta on PS3 patchable? on: January 07, 2010, 09:01:17 PM
Hmm, it's a shame if that is the case.

Interestingly, the demo plays just fine.  I didn't really notice any issues...
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bayonetta on PS3 patchable? on: January 07, 2010, 08:46:54 PM
Hey folks...I played the Bayonetta demo on PSN last night and really had fun with it.  But, after reading this http://ps3.ign.com/articles/105/1057012p1.html IGN review, I'm a little worried about the problems mentioned with the PS3 version.  I'm new to console gaming this generation so I'm wondering if these issues get patched on console games or is it just left the way it is on release day?  Also, can anyone who has the PS3 version comment on the final game and slowdown or framerate issues?
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Faction : Guerilla on: December 26, 2009, 05:39:50 AM
I'm having a blast with this.  The mayhem is incredible and there are so many things to do at any time.  Definite must buy if you are on the fence, just get it.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 14, 2009, 10:07:07 PM
Looks like Steam finally has its version up.  Regular and CE.  No prices yet though.  

The Collectors Edition has the new quest content Warden's Keep, just like the impulse version.  It looks like a couple more CE items as well after just a quick look.  Not sure though, need to compare impulse and steam CE versions.

Damn this is confusing.
94  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 7 questions on: September 07, 2009, 04:07:19 PM
Can someone clue me in?  My windows XP install is getting quirky and it's time to reinstall.  I'm thinking of waiting until windows 7 but I have a couple of questions:

-How will older games run on windows 7?
-If I primarily game, and use internet, which version will I need?
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War DRM screwup makes PC version unplayable on: February 01, 2009, 03:18:50 PM

Quote from: JCC on January 31, 2009, 04:18:35 PM

Hopefully the fact that iTunes has dropped DRM is a sign of the future for PC gaming as well.

From what I understand, they encode your email address into any song code you download so it can be tracked back to you later if need be....thanks Apple.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War DRM screwup makes PC version unplayable on: January 30, 2009, 04:12:12 PM
Sweet, I just finished ACT I on my first playthrough.  Gotta love it, punishing people who buy the game at retail.  These are the type of things that push people to find other means of playing the game.  Those people are happily playing right now.
97  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XFX nVidia GeForce GTX 285 $359 ZipZoomFly on: January 29, 2009, 04:05:46 PM
Tigerdirect.com also has it for $349.99 as another option...shipping is ~$2

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4394456&CatId=2306

I'm itching to get a new card myself.  I currently have an 8800GTS 320mb which has been great because I only have a 19" LCD (1280x1024) and an opteron 285 (old dual core).  But I just don't think I can justify the expense until I get a bigger monitor and then I would also need a new cpu, mobo, ram, etc.... 
98  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Thinking of giving up my desktop for a laptop....need opinions on: January 25, 2009, 04:45:05 PM
Things you will need to decide:

-How much gaming and what type of gaming you want to do (ie...card games, or FPS, current titles or older gems like baldurs gate???)
-How portable would you like it to be?  want to carry it around all day? have it on your lap in the car/plane?  Or will you just move it once in a while from desk to desk? Does ULTRA portable interest you?
-Budget
-durability needed...how rough on it will you be?

As far as where to buy, I can't help you much there.  I bought a thinkpad (Lenovo/was ibm) about 1.5 years ago and it has had zero issues.  That was my first laptop.  I think Asus has a good warranty and is sold by Newegg and also a couple of models at BestBuy.  You could get it from Bestbuy and get the optional protection plan and then just bring it to any best buy while you are travelling for a new one.  Costco has a great return policy, but I think it is only 90 days on some technology items.  Still, 90 days is pretty good.
99  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Palm's new "Pre" phone/Web OS at CES (Palm's last stand?) on: January 08, 2009, 08:41:14 PM
looks good, but hope it doesn't suck.  My 755p is getting a little long in the tooth and I can exit my contract this summer....that would be a nice upgrade..
100  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time for a new computer on: January 08, 2009, 04:27:21 PM

Quote from: msduncan on January 08, 2009, 03:57:39 AM


Geforce 280 1 MB
6 MB RAM

Dude, no wonder it was so cheap  icon_smile

Seriously though, I'm envious!  Maybe your wife can grant me "early purchase permission too"!  She is a powerful lady I'm sure.
101  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Does Caroline Kennedy want to be president? on: December 20, 2008, 02:31:46 AM
The latest fad is President for life....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/10/AR2007011000468.html
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pirates defeated by Molotvs! on: December 20, 2008, 02:29:23 AM
Didn't the Chinese INVENT gunpowder?
103  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WAR] GT Wanderers, please post your in-game names on: September 22, 2008, 08:48:08 PM
Gakidon - engineer
Leinart - warrior priest
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Command & Conquer - which games should I play? on: September 12, 2008, 01:07:10 PM
I agree with Red Alert 2 being the best - I would play that now in preps for the latest Red Alert 3 coming in late october.
105  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Ryzom any good? Its free now on: September 11, 2008, 12:30:21 AM
It got pretty good reviews http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/915126.asp?q=RYZOM when it was released.  Probably worth a look although I haven't played it.
106  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 10, 2008, 08:25:27 PM
Well, went to target and got a beta key.  Great, but unfortunately I'm waiting in an 11 hour line for download from fileplanet.  It's already crapped me out of line twice.  Anyone have a good link to another site or torrent file? 
107  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 09, 2008, 09:53:06 PM
hmm, no code there...???  maybe they are out of beta keys.  Does anyone know of a preorder site with actual beta keys remaining?
108  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 09, 2008, 09:23:24 PM
Hmm, I can't seem to find a media center.... I checked digital orders and media library, but nothing there.  I called them only to speak with someone who was very hard to understand and they told me that they would forward my concern on to their marketing and promotions dept and to have a nice day.  LOL.
109  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 09, 2008, 08:01:07 PM
Well, I just pre-ordered from amazon hoping they would email beta keys, no luck so far.
110  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 09, 2008, 06:24:42 PM
Bummer, warcry is now out of keys.  Anyone know of any other keys out there?
111  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 08, 2008, 02:22:35 PM
Not to derail this thread, but I want to preorder and get the beta and live head start.  Does anyone know if I order it from Amazon they are still emailing the keys?  It says so on the site, but also says...."while supplies last".
112  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: The 'Quick-N-Dirty' upgrade. Help/Suggestions please? on: August 16, 2008, 07:16:22 PM
A quick look at the leadtek 8800GT you linked to show this in the specs:

A minimum recommended 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A).
A +12V 4-pin supplementary power connector


So your enermax should be good.  The enermax is good power and as long as it has the connector, you will be fine IMHO.
113  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: The 'Quick-N-Dirty' upgrade. Help/Suggestions please? on: August 16, 2008, 06:40:07 PM
If you want to save some money, just use the onboard sound chip for a while and see how you like it.  It's an easy upgrade later and you may be happy with it.  Lots of people seem to recommend using that over an add on card.  Creative seems to be really slow issuing updated drivers. 

Also, your enermax psu may work just fine for a new system.  Enermax is a quality brand and 430 watts of good power may be more than enough for this system.  I know the newer Geforce video cards don't require tons of power anymore.  I would stick with your enermax and see how it goes.

So that should save you ~$100 plus shipping and maybe tax.  You can put that money towards a new monitor down the road.

As far as the hard drive, I like to use a small hard drive to keep the O/S on and then use another hard drive for my games/videos/pics.  That way, the big drive is just storage and is very easy to backup.  The small drive with the O/S is a quick reinstall if my O/S gets hosed.  Just a though.

I can't really comment on the other items since I am not up to date on the latest tech. 
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect..wheres that patch? on: August 02, 2008, 03:59:59 AM
yeah, I installed the 1.01a also.  I was a little wary because I couldn't find it on the Bioware or EA sites, but got it from gamershell.com.  Anyway, I played for about 2 hours with no crashes which was nice...but now, my two squad members don't follow me around - not sure if that is connected or not.  Never noticed them not following me before.  They kinda get locked into a location and then when I go into an elevator or talk to an NPC, they suddenly appear next to me.
115  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me build the cheapest WoW machine possible on: August 01, 2008, 03:36:12 AM
Hey Ridah, I'm sure someone here who is up on current hardware can give you the info you need for a desktop config....but I saw your post and thought that maybe you would be better off with an inexpensive 15" laptop.  WOW is not very intensive at all from what I know and every week there are killer deals on good laptops in my local cc and bestbuy ads, not to mention dell has some smoking deals.  Anyway, it's just a thought because a laptop would get you a lot of flexibility, ie...you could bring it anywhere....it would come with an OS installed, no need for mouse, keyboard, case, psu, monitor, etc... 

116  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AOC buddy keys on: August 01, 2008, 12:08:04 AM
Ok morlac, where do you live?  I'll walk over and borrow your dvds.    nod

Seriously though, I'll start the queue for a buddy pass request!  I've been anxious to give it a whirl.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect..wheres that patch? on: July 31, 2008, 09:32:56 PM
I had no idea there were so many elevators in the future.  And apparently you enter a type of time warp where time stands still while in an elevator...
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect..wheres that patch? on: July 31, 2008, 05:35:39 PM
FYI, I'm using software mode.  Also, the crashes seem different than before the patch.  Also, the pre-patch trouble shooting suggested to move the hardware acceleration slider in dxdiag to none.  If I do that now I get stuuttering sound in the game.  Weird. 

Overall, post DLC/patch, it's more playable for me, crashes maybe 1x per hour.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect..wheres that patch? on: July 31, 2008, 04:33:44 PM

Quote from: Destructor on July 31, 2008, 02:12:37 PM

Quote from: Enigma on July 31, 2008, 12:38:09 AM

Looks like they are now saying the SB Audigy series (among others) is not supported using hardware sound (I guess they gave up on fixing it)

Just yank the card out and go to motherboard sound. You will be a happier person overall for doing so, and your games will crash less as well. Problems like these are why I left card based sound cards forever. My game at the time was one of the Battlefield series - same exact issues.

This is the only game I've ever had such problems with.  Considering I have gaming ADD that means literally 80+ games over the last couple of years have run no problems.  I really can't see opening up my computer to pull out a card I paid money for  just to play 1 game without crashes. 

If all that weren't enough, my mobo sound is listed along with the audigy as not supported in hardware mode anyway:

   " Please note that the following sound cards are not supported by Mass Effect in hardware mode:
    * RealTek AC97
    * SigmaTel Audio
    * Realtek HD Audio output
    * Sound Blaster Audigy
    * SB Audigy"

So before anyone pulls out there, audigy, check your onboard sound.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect..wheres that patch? on: July 31, 2008, 12:38:09 AM
Well, post DLC (with included 1.01 patch) I was able to play for about an hour and then whammo....freeze up.  So, I went to the forums and they updated the support page.  Looks like they are now saying the SB Audigy series (among others) is not supported using hardware sound (I guess they gave up on fixing it) and they are saying that AMD mobo owners need to install the latest Processor Driver and Dual Core Optimizer from AMD.  I installed both and am about to give it another go. 

I can only think that most other publishers would be destroyed by the gaming media at this point. 

[edit post DLC:  In game freeze is still happening, sadly.]
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