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10201  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / F/S: BFME2, Knights of the Nine (Oblivion expansion), TLJ on: February 04, 2007, 05:46:33 PM
Battle for Middle Earth 2:  PC CD-ROM version.  Have the box & CD's.  No manual (the person I bought it from couldn't find it), but I do have the legit registration code.  $14 shipped.

Knights of the Nine:  Oblivion expansion.  $10 shipped.  **SALE PENDING**

The Longest Journey:  CD & Box, PDF manual on disc.  $10 shipped.

Only thing I'm really looking for is Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, but make me an offer for DS, PC, or PS2.

10202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silverfall on: February 04, 2007, 04:52:01 PM
This one slipped completely under my radar.  DL'ing the demo now.
10203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist, Fools! 2/Feb/07 on: February 02, 2007, 08:42:41 PM

Quote from: kathode on February 02, 2007, 08:39:32 PM

I just finished Giruvegan and have put in several hours of leveling in the Necrohol, so my guys are all cresting 60 now.  Then probably will have to wait until next weekend to push through the last remaining plot stuff. 

FWIW, you should be able to beat the game pretty easily with 60+ level characters. 
10204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist, Fools! 2/Feb/07 on: February 02, 2007, 08:06:57 PM
I'm going to give Rogue Galaxy through the weekend and see if it grows on me.  I really want to like it, but I'm afraid the combat is just too twitchy for me.  Hopefully I just don't have the hang of it yet, and it'll 'click' with me this weekend.

Will probably put some time into Syberia and Diablo II as well.
10205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore. On the DS on: February 02, 2007, 06:45:07 PM
Awesome, awesome, awesome.
10206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bumper Stickers on: February 02, 2007, 03:48:01 PM
I have one that says:

"I poke badgers with spoons"

No secret meaning, just thought it was funny.  Always amusing to watch people in the rearview trying to puzzle it out.
10207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The good news is that I'm okay... on: February 02, 2007, 03:45:08 PM
Damn, glad you're OK.  We had a pretty nasty snowstorm here earlier this week that turned a 20 minute commute into an hour and a half.  Always an adventure during winter driving!
10208  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: February 01, 2007, 05:30:56 PM

Quote from: Ragnarok on February 01, 2007, 02:35:37 AM

Quote from: depward on January 30, 2007, 07:04:00 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on January 30, 2007, 05:23:00 PM

I usually do straight trance most of the time. Sometimes go into the more vocal stuff. There are some hard songs that I like.
Name some bands.  Any of these sound familiar?

-VNV Nation
-In Strict Confidence
-Neuroticfish
-Assemblage 23
-Apoptygma Berzerk
-NamNamBulu
-ATB
-Das Ich
-Covenant (you might really like them)
-DeVision
-Dismantled
-Hanzel und Gretyl (very hard, just thought I'd throw that in there..)
-Informatik
-Melotron
-KMFDM (and the MDFMK release)
-Seabound

All of those are in the industrial/futurepop/electronica/techno sort of style of music.  Of course, Oakenfold / Sasha & Digweed / etc. are trancey.

Good list of stuff to check out there dep.  I recognized Covenant and KMFDM though the only industrial stuff I currently have on my PC is older Ministry and REALLY old Malhavoc.

Just FYI, Assemblage 23 has a new album coming out this spring.  While their last effort was a little weak, I've got high hopes for the new one!
10209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: February 01, 2007, 02:05:06 PM
Quick (2 hours) impressions:

+  Sure is purty.  Not sure if it looks better than FFXII, but it's certainly equal in a cel-shaded sort of way.

+  VO work is good.  Nothing turns me off of a game faster than bad voice work, and RG nailed it.

+  Seems like there will be plenty to do. 

+/- Not sold on the combat system yet.  It's very fast and frantic, and reminds me a lot of Kingdom Hearts (which I really disliked).  Part of the problem comes from the camera (more in a sec), but I probably just need to figure out how to use it better.

-  Story is pretty bland so far.  From the reviews, it doesn't sound it gets much more interesting, which is a shame.  There's a ton they could have done with this universe, no pun intended. 

-  Camera is pretty wonky in battles.  On multiple occasions, it got locked into strange angles that made it impossible to see what was going on.  I found that I get hit a lot from behind because I can't see what's back there.  It's also annoying that blocking locks you into one spot.  Combat would be instantly improved if you were just able to rotate while blocking to see where the enemies are.

-  Difficulty seems a bit off, but maybe that's because I'm not any good yet.   I took out a few bosses with no problem, then got my ass handed to me by ye olde generic enemies.

First impressions are that it's a poor man's FFXII.  The Revelation board is similar to the license board, and the bestiary is just like FFXII's in trying to kill X number of a certain enemy.  It certainly channels both Dark Cloud and Kingdom Hearts in it's combat style, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your opinion of those games.  I'm not sold on it yet, but I'm not hating it either.  Gonna need another few hours to tell.
10210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games That Took A While, But Then Just Clicked on: February 01, 2007, 12:08:52 AM
Final Fantasy Tactics.  Bought and sold the game 3 seperate times because I just couldn't get into it.  First time was right after I finished FFVII, and I was expecting more of the same.  You can imagine how that turned out.  Tried it again a year later, and could never get the hang of the combat system.  Tried one more time a year after that, bought the guide to go along with it, and it just clicked.  Absolutely fell in love with it and have spent hundreds of hours with it since.
10211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: January 31, 2007, 09:26:26 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 31, 2007, 08:55:59 PM

When I picked up mine, some guy who smelled of District Manager asked me if I preordered Rogue Galaxy, and when I said no, was surprised that the store had some available for sale anyhow.  He said something about other GameStop stores in the area were sold out and that I was very lucky to be able to get one.

-Autistic Angel

Man, that bullshit infuriates me.  That's a whole 'nother topic for a whole 'nother thread though.

Maybe I'll swing by Target on the way home.
10212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: January 31, 2007, 07:55:25 PM
I was dead set against getting this, but a couple of the reviews are making it look more tempting.  Plus the fact that it's only $40 helps.  I'm not really playing else anything right now, so maybe I'll give it a shot.

I canceled my Gamestop pre-order, so I'm debating if I want to try and go play their "you didn't pre-order, you don't get one" game.
10213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever wondered what is your true faith ? on: January 31, 2007, 06:45:50 PM
1.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants  (100%)
2.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (90%)
3.    Jehovah's Witness (80%)
4.    Reform Judaism (77%)
5.    Liberal Quakers (76%)
6.    Bah�'� Faith (75%)
7.    Unitarian Universalism (64%)
8.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (58%)
9.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (55%)
10.    Orthodox Judaism (53%)
11.    Sikhism (52%)
12.    Islam (48%)
13.    Orthodox Quaker (44%)
14.    New Thought (44%)
15.    Neo-Pagan (40%)
16.    New Age (40%)
17.    Secular Humanism (37%)
18.    Mahayana Buddhism (32%)
19.    Jainism (31%)
20.    Theravada Buddhism (31%)
21.    Taoism (28%)
22.    Scientology (27%)
23.    Seventh Day Adventist (26%)
24.    Eastern Orthodox (22%)
25.    Roman Catholic (22%)
26.    Hinduism (19%)
27.    Nontheist (18%)
10214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Ten New Titles Approach the Xbox Live Arcade Horizon on: January 30, 2007, 08:25:20 PM

Quote from: Farscry on January 30, 2007, 07:25:32 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 30, 2007, 07:21:47 PM

From that list: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Settlers of Catan, Worms.  headbang

Add in that mini-golf title and you've got my list as well! icon_biggrin

FWIW, that mini-golf game showed up on Gametap a while back and is completely awful.
10215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP shipments drop 75% on: January 30, 2007, 08:23:45 PM
If they:

1)  Dropped the price $50-100
2)  Released some decent RPG's

I would repurchase a PSP in a heartbeat.  As it is, however, I fear it would end up collecting dust and I can't justify paying for one.
10216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 07:11:42 PM

Quote from: depward on January 30, 2007, 07:04:00 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on January 30, 2007, 05:23:00 PM

I usually do straight trance most of the time. Sometimes go into the more vocal stuff. There are some hard songs that I like.
Name some bands.  Any of these sound familiar?

-VNV Nation
-In Strict Confidence
-Neuroticfish
-Assemblage 23
-Apoptygma Berzerk
-NamNamBulu
-ATB
-Das Ich
-Covenant (you might really like them)
-DeVision
-Dismantled
-Hanzel und Gretyl (very hard, just thought I'd throw that in there..)
-Informatik
-Melotron
-KMFDM (and the MDFMK release)
-Seabound

All of those are in the industrial/futurepop/electronica/techno sort of style of music.  Of course, Oakenfold / Sasha & Digweed / etc. are trancey.

I would put most of those bands squarely in the Industrial or EBM camps, but ymmv.

Wait a sec...ATB is a band too?  Is there anything he can't do?!  slywink
10217  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on: January 30, 2007, 05:42:10 PM
Don't really have anything to trade right now, but will gladly do $$.
10218  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 04:58:58 PM

Quote from: depward on January 30, 2007, 04:40:45 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 30, 2007, 02:34:56 PM

Just got an e-mail from Amazon that the new Skinny Puppy CD shipped today.   drool

Happy Happy, Joy Joy!!


Hey, tell me how it is...

I've been listening to the new Apoptygma Berzerk album.  It's interesting - their music has definately evolved (many would argue 'devolved').  I like it though!

People have said the same about SP's new stuff.  I personally really enjoy it, but it's certainly completely different from their nightmare-inducing intensity of "Too Dark Park" or "Last Rights". 

There's a bunch of 45 second song samples here.  Pretty similar to their last album, but a bit more dark and menacing (which is a good thing).  They're supposed to be touring starting in April, and I can't wait to see them again!
10219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 02:34:56 PM
Just got an e-mail from Amazon that the new Skinny Puppy CD shipped today.   drool

Happy Happy, Joy Joy!!

10220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 30, 2007, 01:04:43 PM




10221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 29, 2007, 10:20:19 PM
Been hooked on Eyeless in Gaza for the last few days.  Fantastic stuff that I missed the first time around.





10222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 29/Jan/07 on: January 29, 2007, 02:25:01 PM
I repurchased Oblivion with the Knights of the Nine expansion and messed around with that for a bit.  Much of it reminded me why I quit playing in the first place (good lord, the dungeons & monsters are repetitive), but I like a couple of the new quests.  Trying to decide if I want to keep playing with my existing character (about 40 hours in, main storyline completed) or start over with someone new.  Or if I even want to bother messing with it until the expansion.

Also started up Diablo II again, for the umpteenth time.  Playing as a Paladin this time, which I haven't done before.  Y'know, I've seen everything in that game a million times before, but it just never gets old.   I think I may have put more time into DII than any other game I've ever played. 
10223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/29) on: January 29, 2007, 02:20:41 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 29, 2007, 01:48:52 PM

I WILL buy Rogue Galaxy at some stage.  Don't know if it will be this week though since I have no plans to play it right away and I don't expect it to be rare. 

Same here.  I didn't like the combat system in the demo, and all the reviews I've read say that the story is pretty weak.  Not a good combination for me (either the battle system or story have to be good to keep my interest), so I'll probably wait until I can pick it up used.
10224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why are DS' so hard to find? HELP ME FIND AN ONYX LITE! on: January 29, 2007, 04:54:07 AM
Pretty much completely sold out around here too.  Checked the Gamestops last Thursday, and neither Best Buy, Curcuit City, or Costco had any  yesterday.  Craziness.
10225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 26/Jan/06 on: January 27, 2007, 02:50:15 PM
Bah.  After last night's gaming session, I'm officially done with both Winning Eleven 9 and Indigo Prophecy.   Just can't get into either of them.  So I'm going to go repurchase Oblivion with the Knights of the Nine stuff, and start up again.  I can't decide if I want to keep going with my existing character (I've beaten the main storyline, but still have tons of extra stuff to do) or start fresh with a new build.

Decisions, decisions...
10226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 27, 2007, 12:07:37 AM




Awwwwww...


10227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post your backlog!!! on: January 26, 2007, 04:17:55 PM
I don't really worry about finishing games, so I guess I really don't have a backlog.  I play a game until I get bored with it, then move on.  If I finish it, great.  If not, no big deal.  Sometimes I go back to games later, but I very rarely get the "I have to finish this!" urge.
10228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 26/Jan/06 on: January 26, 2007, 04:14:33 PM
I finished The Longest Journey yesterday, so I'll probably either put more time into Indigo Prophecy or Syberia over the weekend.  Not sure how much I like Indigo Prophecy (the story and gameplay are unique, but clunky controls are aggravating), so it'll probably be Syberia.   Also picked up Battle for Middle Earth 2 yesterday, so I'm going to make a concerted attempt to get back into RTS's.  Played through the tutorial missions last night and was pretty 'meh', but I suppose that's to be expected. 
10229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diamonds in the rough on: January 25, 2007, 08:05:27 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 25, 2007, 07:56:00 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 25, 2007, 03:31:46 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 25, 2007, 03:04:54 PM

definetly quake 4,i will have to get back to that one day...especially how you get a bonus disc with quake 2 on it


for me,it was on xbox1 called armed and dangerous,a lucasarts game,it got bad reviews here but i got it and loved it,it was also funny as hell(as with most lucasarts games=monkey island)

Armed and Dangerous was from Planet Moon Studios (small developer, 13 people in it, IIRC)... they also made Giants : Citizen Kabuto (PC)... an EXCELLENT game even by today's standards (dated graphics, but the gameplay is very fun!!). I don't know anything about the PS2 version of GIANTS though.

They made also made MDK and Infected (PSP).

Armed and Dangerous in an absolutely fantastic game, as is Giants.

This is good to hear, as I just picked it up from Simon's extremely generous freebie thread.  It's always been on my "I'll get around to it someday" list, but I've just never...gotten around to it.
10230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where do you Fall? on: January 25, 2007, 08:03:43 PM
67%, but tough to answer when you don't play any online or MP games.    slywink  Funny that it said I rarely use guides, since I answered "All the time" on the "Do you use game guides?" question.

You rarely use guides. You love the satisfaction of beating a game all by your lonesome. You probably have a big imagination and love to use games to escape and have fun. As a result of being this kind of gamer though, you may get a bit angry if someone beats you at a game that you pride yourself at being good at. This isn't always the case though. You're the kind of person that probably beats all of the people at games that come into gamestop and brag about their uber gaming skills but have nothing to show for it. People enjoying playing games with you. I salute you.

10231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EBGames going away. on: January 25, 2007, 07:28:16 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 25, 2007, 04:26:20 PM

BTW, who owns the "GameCrazy" stores?

All the ones around here are attached to Hollywood Video stores.
10232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EBGames going away. on: January 25, 2007, 05:00:40 PM

Quote from: jament on January 25, 2007, 04:08:10 PM

stuff

That was funny, and oh so true. 

I used to really like my local Gamestop.  They didn't use a lot of high pressure tactics, they were knowledgeable about games, I was on a first name basis with most of them, etc., etc.  Unfortunately, it has gone completely to shit in the 2 months since the last manager left, and I rarely go in there anymore.  Most of the knowledgeable staff has quit, and been replace with a group of l33t g4m3rz.  If you can actually pry one of them away from talking to their friends long enough to ask a question, it becomes very evident that they know absolutely nothing about games outside of the major mainstream titles (Halo, Madden, WoW, etc.).  Trying to find any niche titles in that store is like pulling teeth.  Took 15 minutes and 3 different employees to track down Yggdra Union the other day, even though I gave them the exact spelling and the system it was for.  Then, as the guy was ringing me up, he actually said to the other employee, "I can't believe people pay for this Japanese crap".  I probably should have said something to him, but I figured it wasn't worth the effort.

It's to the point that I will drive 10-15 minutes out of my way to go to another store, rather than stepping foot in there.  A shame, really.
10233  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Free Stuff on: January 25, 2007, 03:44:07 AM
YGPM
10234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gametap Revisited on: January 25, 2007, 03:41:43 AM
It's been about 2 months since I've put significant time into anything on Gametap, and about a month since I even fired it up.  frown

Still some good stuff to be had, but these shitty releases are getting old.
10235  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tag - what's yours mean? on: January 24, 2007, 05:33:30 PM
Happened to be reading Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series when I created the handle.  The series has since turned to complete shite, but Gratch is still a awesome character.
10236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 24, 2007, 12:25:19 AM


10237  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This won't cause any confusion: GamesTrend.com on: January 23, 2007, 12:56:48 PM
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The domain move was made on January 1st, and dozens of users have registered for free game access within just days of the site’s launch.
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Dozens?  Damn, how can GT hope to compete with that kind of crushing competition?
10238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GT SOS - Anyone want to help me get a DS Lite? on: January 22, 2007, 07:15:25 PM
Wow, didn't realize they were so hard to find.  Thought I might have found one (listed as "In Stock" on their website), but it looks like every Gamestop & EB around here is sold out as well.
10239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 22/Jan/06 on: January 22, 2007, 07:08:26 PM
Not much for me.  Picked up Indigo Prophecy and messed around with it for a while.  Interesting concept and story, but the sluggish controls and wonky camera drove me nuts.  Also put another couple hours into The Longest Journey, and am about 2/3 of the way through (I think). 

Also tried the Rogue Galaxy demo again to see if I liked it any better the second time around.  Combat is still too hectic for me, and the demo has taken it from a day one purchase to a see-if-I-can-grab-it-used-from-somewhere purchase.
10240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/22) on: January 22, 2007, 02:12:27 PM
Somewhat interested in Hotel Dusk, but will probably wait for a few more reviews.
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