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10481  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Overlord (360) - Price dropped on: July 14, 2007, 06:06:16 PM
One last bump before E-Bay.
10482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution on: July 14, 2007, 12:43:14 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 14, 2007, 06:09:50 AM

Quote from: EddieA on July 14, 2007, 05:55:32 AM

Gamespot has some new info and screenshots here.

Wow, looks horrible.

I actually think the character models and backgrounds looked really good.   It's too zoomed in, but I would assume you could back out for a larger world view.

I'm disappointed there's no DS shots, though, as that's the version I'm most interested in.
10483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, What are your most anticipated games for the rest of 2007? on: July 13, 2007, 01:00:48 PM
-  Rock Band
-  Blue Dragon
-  Mass Effect
-  Guitar Hero 3
-  Assassin's Creed
10484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Blue Dragon demo up! on: July 12, 2007, 10:58:00 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on July 12, 2007, 10:13:52 PM

All I said was I didnt feel like having to learn how to play the game just to play the game. 

This quote brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.  slywink
10485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - now with more awesomeness on: July 12, 2007, 05:02:57 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on July 12, 2007, 04:10:45 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 12, 2007, 04:08:34 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on July 12, 2007, 04:03:34 PM

Wow... I'm so sick of hearing "Tom Sawyer".  And "Spirit of Radio".  There are more than two Rush songs, people!!!

[edit]  Hmm... the entire track list looks like it was pulled from listening to an hour of a typical "playlist classic rock" station.

When you find a classic rock station that plays Nirvana, Weezer, The Ramones, Stone Temple Pilots, and Queens of the Stone Age, please be sure to let me know.  slywink

Aside from Queens of the Stone Age... just search the dial.  They all do.

The most disappointing time in your life is when songs released while you were in high school start getting played on classic rock stations.

They apparently have a different definition of "classic rock station" where you live.  They don't play anything recorded past 1980 on the ones around here.
10486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - now with more awesomeness on: July 12, 2007, 04:08:34 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on July 12, 2007, 04:03:34 PM

Wow... I'm so sick of hearing "Tom Sawyer".  And "Spirit of Radio".  There are more than two Rush songs, people!!!

[edit]  Hmm... the entire track list looks like it was pulled from listening to an hour of a typical "playlist classic rock" station.

When you find a classic rock station that plays Nirvana, Weezer, The Ramones, Stone Temple Pilots, and Queens of the Stone Age, please be sure to let me know.  slywink
10487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero Track Pack 4 on: July 12, 2007, 03:16:05 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on July 12, 2007, 02:51:06 PM

Fuck them.

What he said.

What a complete joke (and a wasted opportunity) the DLC has become.  Between the complete robbery they're charging for DLC and my 360 crapping out, it makes me wish I had kept my PS2 version.  frown
10488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Win a Copy of Jade Empire SE for PC on: July 12, 2007, 02:17:32 PM
10489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 2 preview on: July 12, 2007, 01:45:17 PM

Quote from: Destructor on July 12, 2007, 04:26:23 AM

The original was a good game (good, not great) IF you didn't fall into the uber-mega-hyper-insane hype that the game generated before launch.

Yep. nod

I really enjoyed Fable for what it was (a fun hack-n-slash game with a social mechanic that was somewhat interesting, if a bit shallow) rather than be disappointed by what it wasn't (the end-all-be-all of RPG's that Moleneaux promised).  I tend to ignore everything he says prior to the game's release, then just judge it on it's own merits.
10490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And so my 360 comes to an end... on: July 12, 2007, 01:40:25 PM
Mine is actually still under the 1 year warranty, so thankfully I'll be fine without having to fake a 3 RROD error.
10491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had XBox 360 problems? on: July 12, 2007, 01:10:09 AM
Figured I'd resurrect this, since my 360 has now died.  The failure rate on these systems still just astounds me.  My system has had very minimal, very gentle use, and has still managed to crap out.   
10492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warranty questions, since my 360 seems to be dying on: July 12, 2007, 01:07:18 AM
OK, one more question.  Can you purchase the extended warranty after the original unit has been sent in for service?  I won't have the money for a couple weeks, but my 360 is now locking even when I just try to play a DVD, so it's fairly useless. 
10493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warranty questions, since my 360 seems to be dying on: July 12, 2007, 12:01:32 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 11, 2007, 11:59:10 PM

I thought Microsoft's new 3-year warranty policy meant that you didn't need to purchase anything additional to have this work covered for free...?

-Autistic Angel

Only on those systems that die with 3 RROD, which mine isn't.  It randomly freezes up, but there's no RROD error when I reset it.

One other question:  The only thing on the hard drive I care about is my Guitar Hero II save file.  Can that be transferred to a standard USB memory stick, or do you have to get a specific 360 memory card?
10494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - now with more awesomeness on: July 11, 2007, 11:53:42 PM
Dayum.   That's just... dude  dudeicon_eek

I remember hearing something about a Guitar Hero 3 game, but it's been drowned out by the sheer potential awesomeness of Rock Band.
10495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / And so my 360 comes to an end... on: July 11, 2007, 11:50:44 PM
My 360 started acting funny last week, and my guess is that it's going to crap out in the near future.  I got the 1 RROD last week error (solved by a reboot), and last night it simply froze up twice in the middle of games (once in GHII and once in NCAA 08.  Again, both solved by a reboot).  No RROD, the system just completely locked after about 20 minutes of play.  I set the Blue Dragon demo to start this afternoon, and it hard locked once during the dl process.  My gut feeling is that it will be giving up the ghost pretty soon.

A couple questions, since I can't get through to X-Box this afternoon (was on hold for 45 minutes before giving up):

1.  The original warranty is 1 year from date of purchase (Feb 07 for this unit).  If I splurge for the extended 2-year warranty, is it 2 years from the date I purchase the warranty, or 2 years from the date the original warranty expires?

2.  If I have to send the system in and get a new refurb unit, does the warranty period start over for the new unit?  (unlikely, but figured I'd ask).  Sub-question:  Is there any good way to avoid the dreaded refurb loop, or are you pretty much just screwed once you send your system in?

3.  Is the 2-year plan a flat fee, or do they prorate it based on how much time you have left on your original warranty?

I was hoping I'd be one of the lucky 50% without problems, but it's looking more and more like that's not going to happen.  Sad thing is, the system is as ventilated as it can possibly be (sitting on the top of a TV stand with nothing over or around it, power brick isolated by itself about 3 feet away) and has been very gently used.  Hopefully if I get it in now, I can get it back by the time Blue Dragon comes out.  frown
10496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Blue Dragon demo up! on: July 11, 2007, 11:31:07 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on July 11, 2007, 10:45:52 PM

I'm with Gratch. I'm looking forward to getting this game, but I have absolutely no interest in playing an hour (give or take) in the middle of the story.

Which is fortunate, since my 360 just died last night. biggrin

If it's any consolation, mine seems to be dying tonight.  frown
10497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Blue Dragon demo up! on: July 11, 2007, 08:17:13 PM
Outside of basic game mechanics, it's really tough to get a feeling for a 40+ hour game from a 30 minute demo.  I find that RPG demos are rarely representative of the final product, and (usually) actively dislike them, no matter how good the final game turns out to be.  Case in point:  I hated every single thing about the FF XII demo, but ended up spending 75+ hours with the final game.

The JRPG "back-to-basics" premise of BD is one of the major selling points for me.  Truth be told, BD is the main reason I got a 360 at all, so this demo won't really change my mind one way or the other.
10498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FLASHING RED RINGS! (But good timing, huh?) on: July 11, 2007, 02:39:28 PM
Mine did a random freeze twice last night.  Once during GH II and once during the NCAA 08 demo.  There's a small beep, then the entire system completely locks.  I booted it back up without a problem (no RROD), but it kept doing it.

This, combined with the single RROD I got last week, is starting to make me really nervous.  frown
10499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Golden Axe and Sonic The Hedgehog on: July 11, 2007, 12:57:32 PM
Meh.  I'll play them on Gametap instead.
10500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Blue Dragon demo up! on: July 11, 2007, 11:50:13 AM
Thanks for the heads-up!  Setting to DL now, will try it out when I get home this afternoon.

Hoping my 360 doesn't keep freezing like it did last night.  frown

EDIT:  Strange, I went to set up the d/l before I left for work, and there was no Blue Dragon demo.  Is is only released in certain areas or something?   icon_confused
10501  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Overlord (360) - Price dropped on: July 10, 2007, 02:15:10 PM
One bump for price drop
10502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Gaming Pet Peeve] Final levels that ratchet up the difficulty on: July 09, 2007, 06:51:30 PM
Beyond Good & Evil had the most obnoxious final boss battle that I can remember.  After such a brilliant game with stellar controls, the decision to reverse all the movement axis for the final boss was just ridiculous.  It was way too gimmicky for such a well-crafted game.
10503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games for a slow day at work on: July 09, 2007, 02:15:01 PM

Quote from: KC on July 07, 2007, 09:03:08 PM

I just started playing Peggle and Bookworm Adventures because they are 50% off this month through Steam.  Both are great games.

I've got Bookworm Adventures (which is an absolute blast), but thanks for the heads-up on Peggle.  Mrs. Gratch and I both got hooked on the demo over the weekend.
10504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/9) on: July 09, 2007, 02:12:21 PM
Nada
10505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Backlog Thread: July Edition on: July 08, 2007, 10:56:32 PM
I restarted Baldur's Gate II last weekend, and just finished up Chapter 3.  I'm hoping to actually get through the entire thing this time, as opposed to the other 2 times I started it.  I'm also about halfway through both Tomb Raider:  Anniversary and Psychonauts.  I've pretty much lost interest in Psychonauts, but I'd like to eventually finish TR.

On consoles, I've got 6+ hours into replays of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy XII, and Chrono Cross.   Pretty focused on getting through BG, so all of those will have to wait for now.
10506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 07/06/07 on: July 08, 2007, 03:43:09 PM

Quote from: Calvin on July 08, 2007, 03:04:04 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 08, 2007, 02:26:12 PM

I started up Baldur's Gate II (PC version) again last weekend and have actually managed to keep at it through Chapter 4, which is further than I've ever gotten before.  Forgot what an amazing (and huge) game it is!

WOW! You got through 4 chapters in ONE WEEK? Have you been pretty much concentrating on only BG2 or have you just skipped a bunch of sidequests?

Sorry, meant to say I got to Chapter 4, not through Chapter 4.  Just finished up Chapter 3 last night.  I did spend most of last weekend (including my time off on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) doing nothing but playing BGII.  I've probably put in nearly 30 hours in the past week.

I've been trying to stick to the main quests for the most part.  One of the reasons I never actually finished the game on my 2 prior attempts was because I simply kept trying to do too many quests, and quickly got overwhelmed with information overload.  This time around, I'm playing through with the attitude that I don't have to finish every...single...quest.  Makes it a lot more enjoyable and is keeping my interest much better than my previous tries.
10507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 07/06/07 on: July 08, 2007, 02:26:12 PM
I started up Baldur's Gate II (PC version) again last weekend and have actually managed to keep at it through Chapter 4, which is further than I've ever gotten before.  Forgot what an amazing (and huge) game it is!
10508  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Overlord (360) - Price dropped on: July 07, 2007, 07:29:15 PM
*SOLD*
10509  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 07, 2007, 01:24:56 AM






This amused me, but ymmv.

10510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Win a Copy of Jade Empire SE for PC on: July 07, 2007, 01:17:01 AM

Shot at 2007-07-06
10511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 7/6 Bioshock video on: July 06, 2007, 09:52:37 PM

Quote from: Calvin on July 06, 2007, 05:59:51 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 06, 2007, 05:51:03 PM

Looks amazing.  I just wish I was even remotely competent at console FPS so I could play it.  frown

Play on PC then silly?!! I think I am leaning towards that, but i really don't know. I may buy both frown

There's no way in hell my budget-system-a-year-ago could handle it, and I refuse to spend a ton of cash upgrading for basically one game.
10512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ASH - an RPG for the DS on: July 06, 2007, 08:09:40 PM
Looks very cool.  What are the chances we'll see it in the US?
10513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "depward loves games... but not completing them" Project on: July 06, 2007, 07:05:11 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 06, 2007, 09:56:18 AM

I'm not so concerned about finishing games these days.  I like it when I do, but I just want to get my enjoyment out of it.  If I have played a game to the point where I have to force myself to put it in the XBox (or PC) I am probably done with it no matter how far I am in the story/career.   

Well said.  My ratio of started:finished games is probably about 10:1.  I play until it's not fun anymore, then move on to something else.
10514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 7/6 Bioshock video on: July 06, 2007, 05:51:03 PM
Looks amazing.  I just wish I was even remotely competent at console FPS so I could play it.  frown
10515  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Wanted: Overlord for Xbox 360 on: July 06, 2007, 05:43:33 PM
YGPM
10516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox 360 warranty improvements on: July 05, 2007, 08:43:32 PM
Now I won't cringe quite as much every time I turn my 360 on.   thumbsup
10517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360] Rock Band on: July 05, 2007, 08:18:00 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 05, 2007, 08:03:14 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on July 05, 2007, 06:26:22 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 05, 2007, 03:00:20 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 05, 2007, 02:54:41 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 05, 2007, 02:52:34 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 05, 2007, 02:50:30 PM

My understanding is that, unfortunately, Welcome to the Jungle was just a demo song and they haven't actually licensed it for the game.  frown

YAAAY!!!  Make room for some other song please.  icon_twisted

Oh no you di'int...


Yea, I'm sayin it.  Axel Rose sounds like a swinging a cat by the tail.  "Sweet child o miiiiiiyyyyyeeeyyyyiiiiyyeeennnnn"     puke

Are you by chance gay?

No sir, I just have good taste in music.   icon_twisted

Then how can you like Rush?   icon_wink
10518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "depward loves games... but not completing them" Project on: July 05, 2007, 08:09:15 PM
So this would be a bad place to start posting Mass Effect screenshots?  slywink

I also rarely (if ever) finish games, so I feel your pain.  Good on ya for giving this a try. 
10519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360] Rock Band on: July 05, 2007, 02:54:41 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 05, 2007, 02:52:34 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 05, 2007, 02:50:30 PM

My understanding is that, unfortunately, Welcome to the Jungle was just a demo song and they haven't actually licensed it for the game.  frown

YAAAY!!!  Make room for some other song please.  icon_twisted

Oh no you di'int...
10520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360] Rock Band on: July 05, 2007, 02:50:30 PM
My understanding is that, unfortunately, Welcome to the Jungle was just a demo song and they haven't actually licensed it for the game.  frown
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