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10641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gametap Revisited on: October 13, 2006, 09:47:55 PM

Quote from: Kobra on October 12, 2006, 09:09:56 PM


That made the decision easier for me.  $5 a month is nothing for the amount of games you get.  Even if I only play for an hour a month, it's worth it.  Downloading now, should be on in a few minutes.

Retro gaming, here we come!   icon_biggrin
10642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd question - Paying Bills? on: October 13, 2006, 06:41:05 PM
I write out bills once a week (usually Sunday), then mail them a few days before the due date.  If you have enough money to pay all your monthly bills on one day, then more power to ya.  I have to wait for paychecks to hit before stuff can get paid, so weekly works better for me.

I'm still in the stone age of writing checks for my bills instead of doing them online.  The paper trail helps keep me organized, plus I'm just too lazy to get things switched over to online.
10643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 13, 2006, 05:37:45 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on September 30, 2006, 01:59:45 AM

Quote from: rrmorton on September 29, 2006, 11:36:58 PM

Man, Issun loves tits.

Spoiler for Hiden:
keeping issun happy = bumping rao at every opportunity...

Just got to this part last night, and was highly amused.  Of course, Mrs. Gratch happened to be in the room at the time, so there was a lot of  Roll Eyes coming from her direction.
10644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 13/Oct/06 on: October 13, 2006, 04:54:06 PM
Okami will see the bulk of the playtime, but I'm also going to give the Civ IV 'Fall From Heaven' mod a whirl, and maybe reinstall HOMM V.
10645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye G4TV! on: October 13, 2006, 03:07:52 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 13, 2006, 02:49:29 PM

Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn. 

Is she the chick on AotS?  If so, I completely agree.  Uber-hotness.
10646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friday Fun - Totem! on: October 13, 2006, 01:26:44 PM
That was bizzare
10647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye G4TV! on: October 13, 2006, 01:23:12 PM
Meh.  Ever since G4 turned into the "All Star Trek, All the time" channel, I completely lost interest in them. 
10648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else give up computer gaming for the console recently? on: October 12, 2006, 10:59:54 PM

Quote from: Laner on October 12, 2006, 10:18:48 PM

Nah - I never give up on one or the other, I just tend to shift my emphasis from time to time.

Same here.  I finally upgraded to a decent PC, so I've been splitting time between both systems.  Just depends on the games.
10649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 12, 2006, 06:43:09 PM

Quote from: kathode on October 12, 2006, 06:33:17 PM

There's a fantastic Okami walkthrough up at MyCheats.  I've used it to power through a few places.  It includes videos of the annoying digging sections. 

Dude, you are a lifesaver.  That will be such a huge help.  The only guide on GameFAQs is done off the Japanese version, which apparently uses a lot of different names for characters & places.  Makes it a little tough to figure out.
10650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 12, 2006, 04:47:57 PM
Thanks guys, I'll give these a try tonight.

Quote
as well as the one that makes the guy jump over the spike traps (circle him I think)

Didn't know about that one.  2 other quick questions:

1.  Can the waterspout take Ammy up in the digging sequences?  Iíve used it to take the other guy up, but Iíve tried and tried and canít get it to take Ammy up.  Frustrating.

2.  I've actually made it to the bottom (I assume it's the bottom, since it's an entire row of unbreakable rocks with nothing below it), but I assume the other guy needs to make it down too.  Correct?
10651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Massive interest in PS3/Wii this holiday season on: October 12, 2006, 04:10:57 PM
There was a blurb on Attack of the Show last night that E-Bay is pulling PS3 presell auctions and suspending accounts.  Since people can't actually deliver the item with 30 days, it's against the Terms of Service and therefore not a valid auction.  That's a pretty clever way to combat presell sales, but I wonder how effective it will ultimately be.
10652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 12, 2006, 03:51:36 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 12, 2006, 03:44:17 PM

Quote from: TC Weidner on October 12, 2006, 03:33:14 PM

Here is a thought, aren't we all here the gaming nuts suppose to be the ones dying for this system. After all we love games so much we post in a gaming forum. Most , if not all of us are in the sweet disposable income category area companies love, but if we here aren't going nuts for the ps3, who exactly is  suppose to be?
I've been thinking about this too, and I have to remind myself that the general population doesn't know anything about how Sony did at E3, what ports are or aren't included in the core version, what kind of crazy comments Sony PR has been putting out in the past year, what franchises are or aren't going to stay Sony exclusive in the next generation, etc.

For most of the people buying things, all they know is that the PS1 was great, the PS2 was great, and 3 comes after 1 and 2.

That's a very good point.  If anything, being the 'hardcore gamers' that we are might cause us to be less excited about the PS3 than Johnny Sixpack.  That's certainly not what you would expect, and I'm guessing it makes Sony a bit nervous.
10653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 12, 2006, 03:48:57 PM
Dammit, I knew this was going to happen.  I'm stuck about 18 hours in:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I just got to the city with all the mist that is making people sick.  You apparently have to go through one of the 'Dig-Dug-esque' sequences to release the water in the canal and get into the palace.  I've tried the digging bit over a dozen times, and I can't seem to get past it.  I've tried every imaginable route, yet I still run out of time before the idiot guy finds whatever it is he's looking for.

So far, Okami has been nearly the perfect gaming experience for me.  I'm really hoping I can figure this out in order to keep playing.  FWIW, the stupid digging sequences are by far my least favorite part of the game.   
10654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 12, 2006, 02:41:29 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 11, 2006, 08:02:22 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 11, 2006, 06:00:36 PM

The whole game could be sweet child of mine and I'd still buy it.

Though considering how down and out Axl Rose has been for the last, oh, decade, you would think he would do the voice himself for a Biggie Sized Value Meal.

You kidding?  He's still probably lighting cigars with the $100 bills from Appetite for Destruction royalties.  I can't even imagine the ungodly amount of money GnR made back in the day.
10655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero 2 Tracks! on: October 11, 2006, 03:51:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 11, 2006, 03:04:46 PM

So will Killing in the name of include the 10 minute part where he screams 'F you I won't do what you told me?'  Maybe they'll change it to 'Hug you, I'll do what you told me!'

I've wondered about that too.  I figured they would steer clear of songs that required heavy editing.
10656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii preorder = 10/13! on: October 11, 2006, 12:05:39 PM
After reading over the launch list in the most recent GI, I'm definately out.  Only one or two game that interest me in the least, so I'll wait until the library is stronger.
10657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 11, 2006, 04:17:18 AM

Quote from: naednek on October 11, 2006, 04:11:36 AM

Personally if people are dumb enough to buy it for $400 above retail, that's their own fault, and I don't see the problem why people can't profit off their stupidity.

I think you just summed up Sony's entire marketing philosophy.   icon_wink
10658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 11, 2006, 03:59:14 AM

Quote from: AgtFox on October 11, 2006, 03:23:02 AM

I also don't want jblank to feel alone in what he is trying to justify. 

Trust me, he's not.  The argument of the poor, desperate gamer that can only afford the retail cost and the big, evil, immoral meanies that are selling them for more than retail doesn't fly with me at all.  If that poor gamer wanted one that bad, they should have been willing to camp out/get there uber-early/etc. at Gamestop or Best Buy to ensure they got one.  If they weren't willing to do that, they get to play the supply & demand game just like the rest of the world.
10659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God Hand on: October 11, 2006, 02:35:17 AM
3.0 from IGN
8.0 from Gamespot

Not very often you see that much of a disparity.  Capcom must have pulled out of an ad campaign on IGN...
10660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 11, 2006, 12:05:27 AM






10661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bloodrayne II (New Uwe Movie) on: October 10, 2006, 11:36:39 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on October 10, 2006, 10:43:08 PM



Beer, meet monitor.  finger
10662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2 rpg's on: October 10, 2006, 09:04:58 PM

Quote from: Xmann on October 10, 2006, 08:37:50 PM

I'm also seeing there is a FFX and FFX-2, correct?

No, there is only FFX.  Most of us prefer to think that FFX-2 never existed.   icon_wink

Yes, FFX is turn based.  It is also a wonderful game that I would highly recommend to anyone.  A fantastic story, compelling (if a bit whiney) characters, a fun battle system, and amazing (for the time) graphics & music.  A big  thumbsup, and it would be a shame if you missed it.

FFX-2, on the other hand, is one of the most horrible creations ever to disgrace the PS2.  I would not wish that game on my worst enemy.   They took great a great game, filtered it through a 12-year-old girl's brain (i.e.:  "Those robes are boring, Yuna would look so much better in hot pants and boots!", "Oooh, let's add a Britney Spears intro complete with cheezy J-Pop song and dancers!", "How totally bitchin would it be if the main battle mechanic revolved around changing outfits?  That would, like, totally appeal to the target market of FFX!"), and shat out the results.  I know there's a few who like it around here, but I hated absolutely everything about FFX-2.
10663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 06:47:46 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 10, 2006, 06:31:10 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 10, 2006, 06:24:36 PM

If anything, go bitch at Sony for trying to artificially jack up demand by only producing a limited number of units.

I don't think it's artificial at all- if they could I have no doubt Sony would like to have at least double the number of consoles they are currently shipping. 

Then Sony has piss-poor planning or were too optimistic about the launch date.  Either way, I don't see how it comes back to being the fault of the consumer for selling one at an inflated price.
10664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 06:24:36 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on October 10, 2006, 06:11:04 PM

You're providing the rare commodity?  No.  No you are not.  Sony is.  You are using the poor distribution of a rare commodity for a profit.  What you are doing is no different from a scalper who buys an entire bank of tickets, thus forcing a restriction in supply.  Is what your doing completely legal? Absolutely.  Does it still mean you're an opportunist who amorally exploits others for his own good? Absolutely.  Don't fucking lie to yourself.

I don't know if I bitched enough during the 360 bullshit, but I figure I can make up for any lack on my part by doubling my efforts on the PS3 vultures.

Boo-fucking-hoo.  If Sony wants to restrict distribution, then this is what will happen.  If people want to pay ridiculous prices for something, more power to the person that has one to sell.  If someone's doing this with food or medicine that is in short supply, I'll jump right on the 'scumbag train' with you, but it's not like the E-bayer willing to drop $1,200 for little Johnny's X-Mas present is going to die without a PS3.  

If anything, go bitch at Sony for trying to artificially jack up demand by only producing a limited number of units.
10665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 06:17:42 PM

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 04:40:15 PM

Am I the only one here that is going to be actually PLAYING my PS3???   eek

Oh yeah, and I was #1 in line at my local EB! I got the 60GB version. I'm excitied to play all my PS2 games in 1080p! smile

Yes.  Yes you are.   icon_wink  I'd be willing to bet that 60-70% of the people doing pre-orders are doing it to resell.  Making $600+ for doing absolutely nothing is just too tempting an offer to pass up.

I have officially decided today that being a late adopter is by far the best way to go with consoles.  Most of the best games come out at the end of a consoles life-span anyways (Okami & FFXII - according to the early reviews - are perfect examples), so I can finish up some great games, plus a few gems I may have missed, while everyone else is busy scrambling for the new system.  By the time I finally get around to picking up the new system, there is usually a) a better library to choose from, b) the price of any intriguing launch titles has dropped significantly, and c) the price of the system itself has gone down.  I'm sure I'll get a PS3 eventually, but I have zero interest in one at this point, and will be chuckling at everyone scrambling and paying obscene prices for one at launch.
10666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Number of Sodas per week. on: October 09, 2006, 11:13:59 PM
Was drinking about 4 a day, and have decided to try and quit cold turkey.  I've been steadily gaining weight for the past few years, and I think that's one of the main culprits.  Mrs. Gratch has been soda-free since January, so it's high time I joined her.  Besides, I figure it'll save me around $50-60 a month, so there's one extra game I can play!   icon_biggrin

Today was my first day.  I have a brutal headache, but I've had nothing but water so far.  Going to pop a couple Excederin Migranes (those things are pure caffiene) and hope it helps. 
10667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: How'd it Go on: October 09, 2006, 07:03:21 PM
Put about 2 more hours into Okami (17 hours in, about halfway through) and repurchased Civ IV to I could play the Fall From Heaven Mod.  Somehow lost about 6 hours in "Just one more turn" mode.
10668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/9) on: October 09, 2006, 03:08:25 PM
Nothing for me.  I've got a couple games I need to finish before FF XII, Guitar Hero 2, & FF III come out, so I'm trying not to buy anything new.
10669  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 08, 2006, 04:19:49 AM
Wait for it...















10670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime - yay? nay? I gots it? I wants it? on: October 07, 2006, 02:55:07 PM
I was really hoping this would grab me (since there's nothing else out for the DS right now), but I just couldn't get past the "meh" feeling the entire time I was playing.  I enjoyed DQ VIII and usually like Squeenix games, but Rocket Slime just felt very boring to me. 

My copy's up for grabs in the Trading Forum if anyone wants to take a crack at it.
10671  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS) on: October 07, 2006, 02:52:03 PM
**SOLD**

This one just didn't grab me like I hoped it would.  Case, manual, and game in perfect condition with only about 3 hours play time.  $25 shipped and it's yours.

Thanks!
10672  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTB: Sacred Gold Edition on: October 07, 2006, 02:51:36 PM
I might still have it (will have to dig through the closet to see).  I'll check when I get home and shoot you a PM if I do.
10673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ico on: October 07, 2006, 04:29:47 AM
I know it's blasphemous, but I didn't like either Ico or SotC.  I could certainly appreciate the artistry and creativity that went into them, but they just bored me to death.
10674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick, name a video-game franchise you dislike on: October 02, 2006, 11:56:50 AM
Grand Theft Auto
Halo
10675  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Great music video on: October 01, 2006, 01:41:38 PM

Quote from: stiffler on October 01, 2006, 04:32:36 AM


Very cool.
10676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 30, 2006, 02:38:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 30, 2006, 02:25:49 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on September 30, 2006, 08:49:21 AM

Brutal?  I thought it was pretty emotional and was actually tearing up at one point.  I loved the opening cinematic.

If it was skippable or if it automatically scrolled through the text it'd be great, but as it stands the intro is the games weakest link.

+1.  They should have found a way to tell that story in-game instead of making it a long, unskippable scene. 
10677  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Skin Forum? on: September 30, 2006, 02:35:06 PM
FWIW, I have no problem with an occasional Skin thread, but an entirely seperate forum would definately be overkill.  It's not like we're a group of drooling pervs constantly clicking Refresh on Sunday morning to see if Ron's posted the his 'Sunday Skin' yet.  Well, maybe Warning, but I digress...   icon_wink  It's just a fun little thing, and I highly doubt it's done as something to drive traffic to the site on weekends, as was suggested.

There is the occasional suggestive thread, but I think the community as a whole is very good about keeping it to an appropriate level.  As long as anything NSFW gets tagged as such (which 99% of the time it is), I don't have any problems avoiding stuff that I should click on at work or when the missus is around.
10678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: September 30, 2006, 02:09:14 PM
14 hours in, and I'm still in love with Okami.  Most adventure games start to bore me 8-10 hours in, but this one shows no signs of slowing up.  I just (slight spoiler, I guess):

Spoiler for Hiden:
Beat Crimson Helm (which was a fantastic boss fight), and headed into the Moon Cave after the French bastard.  God, that guy bugs me!

Mrs. Gratch even watched me play for a couple hours last night and commented on how stunningly beautiful the game was.  High praise indeed, coming from someone who usually doesn't like games at all.


A couple questions:

1.  Treasures.  Is there any reason to hang on to these, or can you just sell them as soon as you pick them up?  I didn't know if there was some sort of uber-treasure reward for collecting one of everything.

2.  Where is the guy that trains new moves?  I found him very early on and learned a couple moves, but now I can't remember where he was.  I've collected a good bit of Yen, and want to learn some new moves.

3.  Is there any gameplay function to barking?  I know Ammy will do it when you press circle (when you're not next to an NPC), but it doesn't seem to affect anything.
10679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend me a couple PS2 games on: September 30, 2006, 01:54:33 PM

Quote from: Xmann on September 30, 2006, 01:30:13 AM

okay, i think i've changed my mind from Lego Star Wars to Kingdom Hearts II. 

Personally, I much prefer the Lego Star Wars games to the KH series.  I like Disney and am a huge Final Fantasy fanboy, but I never could get into the KH series.  I actually bought the first KH on two seperate occasions.  Since everyone raved about it, I thought that maybe it didn't just click with me the first time around.  Ended up hating it both times.  This will sound strange, but KH felt more like a kiddie game to me than Lego SW ever did.  The cheezy, cutsey feel of KH absolutely drove me nuts, but didn't bother me in the Lego SW games.  Maybe my expectations were just out of whack or something...

Quote from: Kobra
Grab one of the existing, cheaper RPG's from the used market, by the time you finish a few, Okami will be on the discount shelves.  Thats what I am doing, and entirely why I skipped Okami for now.

You could go this route, but Okami is honestly one of the best games I've played in years.  Not just PS2, I'm talking any system.  It is worth every penny and I would highly, highly recommend it.  FWIW, Gamerankings.com has it at 93% and it's the 10th highest rated PS2 game of all time.  It truly is an incredible game.
10680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend me a couple PS2 games on: September 29, 2006, 07:19:23 PM

Quote from: Xmann on September 28, 2006, 11:44:42 PM

so it looks like initially i'll grab guitar hero, lego star wars, and something for me.  so you have ONE game to buy...what do you choose?

Okami
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