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10241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: PASTE! on: January 19, 2007, 07:35:00 PM
if we move the body to a different location, I think we'll avoid any suspicion.  You can wire the money to my account and

slywink
10242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 19/Jan/06 on: January 19, 2007, 07:32:09 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 19, 2007, 07:02:19 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 19, 2007, 03:21:56 PM

Still on my adventure game kick, so I'll try and finish up The Longest Journey and am also going to try and track down a copy of Indigo Prophecy.  Might also play a bit of Winning Eleven 9, but that game is quickly becoming more frustration than fun.

Do you have XBox Live?  If so, you could always play me.

But fair warning: I am quite good.

Thanks for the offer, but I don't think an ass-whooping will do much for my already waning interest in the game.  slywink  I don't have Live anyways.
10243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 19/Jan/06 on: January 19, 2007, 03:21:56 PM
Still on my adventure game kick, so I'll try and finish up The Longest Journey and am also going to try and track down a copy of Indigo Prophecy.  Might also play a bit of Winning Eleven 9, but that game is quickly becoming more frustration than fun.
10244  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Yggra Union (GBA) & Neverwinter Nights 2 on: January 19, 2007, 02:01:51 PM
Price drop on NWN2
10245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I really WANT to support the 360... But its getting harder to/ on: January 19, 2007, 01:01:01 PM
Holy fuck, does it ever stop?
10246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 19, 2007, 12:22:28 AM

Quote from: warning on January 19, 2007, 12:20:48 AM



Funny pic, but can you blame him?  Good lord she is hot.
10247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Daily Show brings the awesome on: January 18, 2007, 09:42:56 PM
I'm apparently the only one that didn't think it was funny.   Then again, I'm not a big Trek fan to begin with.  :shrug:
10248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS and PSP] More Final Fantasy Tactics Goodness! on: January 18, 2007, 05:42:23 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 18, 2007, 04:57:22 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 18, 2007, 02:43:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 18, 2007, 01:31:47 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 18, 2007, 08:51:18 AM

According to AllRPG Balthier from FFXII will not only appear in the PSP version, but also play a role in the storyline.

WTF?  The Lion War is ancient history in the time of FFXII so that is a truly bizarre move to make. 

That was my first thought too.  Maybe it's great-great-great-Grandpa Balthier?

Seeing this thread is making me repeat my mantra:

I will not re-buy a PSP just for this game
I will not re-buy a PSP just for this game
I will not re-buy a PSP just for this game


You can always rebuy it for the ability to play PS1 games  ninja

Dude, you're not helping.
10249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS and PSP] More Final Fantasy Tactics Goodness! on: January 18, 2007, 02:43:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 18, 2007, 01:31:47 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 18, 2007, 08:51:18 AM

According to AllRPG Balthier from FFXII will not only appear in the PSP version, but also play a role in the storyline.

WTF?  The Lion War is ancient history in the time of FFXII so that is a truly bizarre move to make. 

That was my first thought too.  Maybe it's great-great-great-Grandpa Balthier?

Seeing this thread is making me repeat my mantra:

I will not re-buy a PSP just for this game
I will not re-buy a PSP just for this game
I will not re-buy a PSP just for this game
10250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I really WANT to support the 360... But its getting harder to/ on: January 18, 2007, 03:15:17 AM

Quote from: Hetz on January 18, 2007, 01:03:29 AM

Quote from: Canuck on January 18, 2007, 12:41:51 AM

Judging by the number of complaints on this forum I suspect that (for this forum at least) the fail rate might be even higher than 50%!

I think it is well higher than 50% at this point on this forum. It's incredible how something like this could happen, unless they just did away with QA when they were racing the system to market. It's got to be costing them a ton to replace all of these things.

I'd love to see what the percentage is with a higher sample number.  I tend to put more stock into what the GT crowd has to say (since we're all pretty much hardcore gamers who know how to take care of systems), but it would be interesting to see a larger number surveyed. 

Of course, my personal theory is that ATB put a curse on GT'ers which causes their systems to fail and his to keep running.    slywink
10251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I really WANT to support the 360... But its getting harder to/ on: January 18, 2007, 12:03:01 AM
Here's a snap poll I did a while back to see how many people have had 360 problems.  Out of 56 people, 30 had problems, which is a 53% failure rate (if I did my math right).  And that number is probably low, considering many of the people who voted yes were on their second or third system. 

There's no way I'm buying one of these until it gets at least a little more stable.
10252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: January 17, 2007, 11:58:53 PM

Quote from: mikeg on January 17, 2007, 11:52:19 PM

I would be all over this if the combat system wasn't turned base.  At least I heard it was.  That is a definite no way for me. 

It's not turn-based.  Well, at least the part of the demo I played was definately not turn based.  There were always 3 party members and 3-4 enemies frantically running around, everyone performing actions at maniac speed.  In fact, the real-time speed of the battles was so frantic that it was a huge turn-off for me, as I could never get a handle on what the hell was actually going on. 
10253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heading Back to Books on: January 17, 2007, 11:53:50 PM
Or you could do what I did.  I hit a gaming wall recently so I started playing adventure games, which is a genre I had never really explored.  I've found some incredible games (Dreamfall, The Longest Journey, Syberia, etc.) that tell amazing stories, most of which I never even knew existed before a couple months ago.

I'm sure adventure gaming will also wear thin after a while, but it's been great fun so far!
10254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: January 17, 2007, 07:13:33 PM
I wasn't overly impressed with the demo.  It looked good, but the combat seemed way too frantic for my tastes.  Of course it doesn't help that I got my ass completely kicked by some trapped treasure chest about 5 minutes into the demo.  Note to devs:  releasing a demo in which players come up against uber-tough enemies right off the bat (without being familiar with the combat system), is usually not the best way to make a good first impression.

That being said, I also hated the FFXII demo for the same reason (too frantic, seemed difficult), and that ended up being my GOTY for last year.  I'm still hopeful, but don't have terribly high expectations.  I have RG pre-ordered, but will probably wait for reviews.
10255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Neversoft to take over Guitar Hero franchise? on: January 17, 2007, 05:20:19 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 17, 2007, 05:06:46 PM

I've always enjoyed the Tony Hawk games.  Importantly, I generally enjoy the choice of music in them.

While I'm not a huge fan of the games (they're very well done, just not my cup o' tea), I totally agree on the music.  It's usually fantastic, and I think Neversoft will do fine.
10256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hello. on: January 17, 2007, 03:20:14 PM
If you kids don't knock it off, I'm turning this website around and we're going home.  Don't think I won't!!
10257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Song of Ice and Fire on... HBO?! on: January 17, 2007, 02:21:46 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 17, 2007, 01:30:19 PM

...the flip side is that it might serve as motivation to finish up since HBO will have a lot of money on the line should they ever reach a season with no source material. 

I can't really see that as a good thing.  I'd much prefer he takes 5 years between books and delivers a quality product, rather than shoveling crap out the door because someone threw a pile of money at him and said "Get it done".
10258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Song of Ice and Fire on... HBO?! on: January 17, 2007, 01:09:20 PM
Awesome news.  Hopefully GRRM doesn't get so caught up in the TV series that he forgets to finish the books.
10259  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Clearing out the old PC games on: January 16, 2007, 11:49:10 PM
A couple of these became available again, so a quick bump.
10260  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 11/06) on: January 16, 2007, 11:46:52 PM
+1 to ROTC1983 for fast payment
10261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 15, 2007, 07:30:51 PM

Quote from: Grievous Angel on January 15, 2007, 06:15:59 PM

That was from a great cartoon Web site that was referenced on OO not long ago: http://xkcd.com/

Damn, those are funny. Keeping on the MC Hammer theme:

10262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 15, 2007, 05:23:36 PM
10263  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Better Film Trilogy on: January 15, 2007, 05:13:24 PM
Define "better".  I love the LOTR films, and they are really superior in every possible way.  Story, acting, effects, etc are all incredible.  But as good as LOTR is, the Original TrilogyTM will always be my favorite movies.  Maybe it's just the nostalgia factor, but there is something so undefinably great about those films that I don't think there's anything that will ever take that top spot for me.
10264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: ATB Returns to Form in GoW Edition 15/Jan/06 on: January 15, 2007, 05:35:54 AM
Tried Winning Eleven 9, and realized that I just truly suck.  In 8 games, I managed to score a total of 2 goals, both on penalty kicks.  That is by far the most aggrivating sports game I've ever played.  Also spent some time with Yggdra Union, and it's just not my thing.  From what I've heard, if you have the time and patience to learn what the 9,000 numbers and stats mean, then there really is a good game to be found.  I just don't have said time or patience, and consequently the game is up in the trading forum.

So I ended up restarting Diablo 2.  Can't go wrong with the classics.
10265  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Yggra Union (GBA) & Neverwinter Nights 2 on: January 15, 2007, 04:24:15 AM
Bumped to add Yggdra Union
10266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 13, 2007, 08:18:09 PM


10267  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 13, 2007, 02:41:17 PM
10268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New FF13 info on: January 13, 2007, 02:30:16 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 12, 2007, 08:16:55 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 12, 2007, 08:14:20 PM

NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  Words cannot even express how badly I hated FFX-2.

I don't know how to say this lest it crush you further, but you know, FF12: Revenant Wings, that DS game you are looking forward to? 

Same director *and* he's writing it as well!

Kevin, you truly know how to crush a man's soul.  I'm going to go weep in the corner now.  icon_wink

Actually, I'm a FF whore so I'm sure I'll end up playing both games.  My problem with FFX-2 was less the story and more the Barbie/Charlie's Angels/Britney Spears feel the game had.  As long as it's targeted to gamers other than 13-year-old girls, we'll probably be OK.
10269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New FF13 info on: January 12, 2007, 08:14:20 PM

Quote from: kathode on January 12, 2007, 06:51:15 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 12, 2007, 02:25:25 PM

FF13 is from the same teams that have worked the previous core FF titles and the story and setting certainly seems to be a throwback to those games as well.  I'm personally fine with that since I love the older titles every bit as much as I love FF12 but I imagine some will be disappointed. 

But I hear the director for 13 is the same guy who did X-2.  So I'm a little bit cautious about it. 

NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  Words cannot even express how badly I hated FFX-2.
10270  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] Guitar Hero : 80's Edition on: January 12, 2007, 06:12:25 PM

Quote from: Hetz on January 12, 2007, 06:11:18 PM

http://www.gamingtarget.com/article.php?artid=6458

This spring....only on PS2 (and PS3 via back compat).

Oh.  Hell.  Yes.
10271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Pet Thread (56k) on: January 12, 2007, 04:11:41 PM
Quote from: gellar
Where he made a friend

Quote from: Gratch

Apparently our dogs have met.
10272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 12, 2007, 02:43:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2007, 02:38:48 PM

You're absolutely right though, and it's something that I never considered: it's a huge departure from AoW and HOMM III style play.  Harumph!

Part of my problem may be that I cut my TBS teeth on HOMM 3, so it is my basis of comparison for all TBS games.  Disciples requires such a radically different style of play, and it takes quite a bit of getting used to.   I don't think my brain could ever really make that switch.

Speaking of HOMM3, I heard a rumor long ago that there was a DS port in the works for it.  Did anyone ever hear what happened to that?  Portable HOMM would be about the coolest thing since...well...ever!
10273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 12, 2007, 02:33:46 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2007, 01:29:59 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 12, 2007, 12:51:55 PM

Played a bit of Disciples 2 on Gametap last night.  I had forgotten how ridiculously hard and/or frustrating that game is.  It tempered my enthusiasm for the DS port somewhat, but I'm sure I'll still pick it up.

Perhaps, sir, with all due respect, it was your incompetent playing.

<drops silky white glove on the ground>

Pistols at dawn.

Oh no you di'unt.

Admittedly, I am pretty bad at TBS games, but I've always had particular trouble with the Disciples series.  It has always seemed very unbalanced to me.  You start maps with low level characters, and the only way to build up those characters is by defeating monsters to gain XP.  However, there are a very limited number of monsters that low level characters can actually defeat.   So your only options are to either build up a single uber-group, or try running around with multiple groups of under-powered characters.   IMO, if they would simply lower the XP required to level up (nothing drastic, just keep it in line with the enemies on the map), it would make the game 100% more fun.

I'm sure I'm probably just missing something obvious, but this series has always been an exercise in frustration for me.  Doubly so, since I absolutely love the artwork and the setting
10274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 12/Jan/07 on: January 12, 2007, 02:21:07 PM
Will definitely put some time into Winning Eleven 9, and will probably give Xenosaga 3 one more shot to see if it grabs me.  Might also fire up Planescape:  Torment again (through Gametap), and also see if I can figure out the insanely complicated Yggdra Union
10275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 12, 2007, 12:51:55 PM
Played a bit of Disciples 2 on Gametap last night.  I had forgotten how ridiculously hard and/or frustrating that game is.  It tempered my enthusiasm for the DS port somewhat, but I'm sure I'll still pick it up.
10276  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Neverwinter Nights 2 (PC DVD) on: January 12, 2007, 02:16:29 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on January 12, 2007, 01:42:30 AM

Any game you are interested in trading it for? Or is it strickly for sale? Thanks.

Nothing really leaps to mind, but let me know what you've got for PS2, PC, DS, or XBox.  Something might strike my fancy.
10277  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / F/S: Yggra Union (GBA) & Neverwinter Nights 2 on: January 12, 2007, 12:52:10 AM
I've got a massive case of gaming ADD right now, so NWN2 is the one that goes.  Box, manual, & everything shipped for $25.  PC DVD version.  **SALE PENDING**

I can also do Yggdra Union (GBA) for $20 shipped.  **SOLD**

I've also got Gal Civ II ($20 shipped) if anyone wants it.  **SOLD**
10278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Pet Thread (56k) on: January 12, 2007, 12:38:30 AM
Here's Vader.  He's a black lab/border collie mix:






This one's Buddah:



Here's Saba:



And finally, Doodle:

10279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New FF13 info on: January 11, 2007, 09:40:06 PM
This will be the game that forces me to buy a PS3.
10280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 11, 2007, 08:48:20 PM
I very rarely finish games.  I will play most games until they don't interest me anymore, then move on.  Occasionally one will hook me all the way through (most recently FFXII & Dreamfall), but they're few and far between.  As a general rule, I try to give most non-RPG's at least 2 hours, and I try to give RPG's at least 8 hours.  If a game doesn't grab me by then, chances are it never will.  There have been a few that have seen less than that, but that's pretty much my "make it or break it" point.  I've only spent 70+ hours on 3 games in my life:  FFVII, FFXII, and FF Tactics Advance. 

The shortest I've ever spent with a game is 5 minutes with the Earthworm Jim 2 port for GBA.  Bought it used, played it for 5 minutes in the parking lot of the Gamestop, and immediately took it back in for credit.
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