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10641  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: So what happened? on: June 20, 2007, 02:44:31 PM

Quote from: mytocles on June 19, 2007, 03:06:22 AM

LMAO... Ron, really - please do NOT apologize, omg!  You are hysterical!!! This is the Best Site Ever, and a tiny glitch in the gig is to be expected occasionally.  Now, if only someone would talk about MY game... /sigh...

Remember everyone, don't take anything for granted - we have been blessed, really - this place is The Best, Ron is The Best, everyone here is The Best... AND...

Speak for yourself.   I demand a refund for my troubles, and am considering filing a lawsuit for the emotional distress I experienced by actually having to do a full day of work.  Expect to be hearing from my high-powered army of lawyers soon, Ron.

Can we just make it standard forum procedure to blame any forum problems on CeeKay from now on?
10642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [GBA]Final Fantasy 6 on: June 20, 2007, 11:21:31 AM
My final impressions are here, and there's a ton of good impressions in that thread.

To sum it up:  If you've never played it before, I would put FFVI far, far above any of the games on your list.  I played through it pretty recently for the first time, and it truly is an amazing game. 
10643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/18) on: June 20, 2007, 01:49:18 AM
The deafening silence around Simcity DS has me a little concerned.  I loved the old SimCity games back in the day, and was hoping for a decent iteration on the DS.  Looks like the only recent reviews have been pretty poor, and there's surprisingly little press (previews, etc.) for a game that comes out tomorrow.

Looks like I'll probably need to wait for a rental or used copy.
10644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where's the Sunday Skin 6-17-07? Oh, wait a minute- here it is! (NSFW) on: June 20, 2007, 01:11:14 AM

The other two are 'meh', but good lord Kate (far left) is drool worthy.   drool
10645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pre-order our new album and come see us on tour! on: June 20, 2007, 01:07:19 AM
13 Jul 2007   Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ DIEMONSTERDIE    Salt Lake City, Utah

If I'm in town that night (travel plans still up in the air), then I'm there.  But only if you send me the unedited cover picture.  slywink
10646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 rpgs on: June 20, 2007, 01:05:19 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 20, 2007, 12:40:35 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on June 20, 2007, 12:26:25 AM

If this is the first true JRPG on the 360 I cannot see it winning over many people who aren't JRPG fans already.

It's not about converting non-JRPG fans.  Instead it's about converting JRPG fans to the 360 from Sony consoles which have dominated the genre the past two generations. 

Exactly.  Last gen, PS2 was really the only choice for JRPG's.  So if BD can convert a few of us JRPG nuts over to 360, then it's a huge win for the system.  Reality is, if people aren't already JRPG fans then they're probably not going to be.

And truth be told, it worked - at least with me.  BD is one of the main reasons I chose a 360 over a PS3 at this point.
10647  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 3/07) on: June 19, 2007, 07:37:07 PM
+1 to jblank for the Fifth Element DVD
10648  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars on: June 19, 2007, 03:08:59 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 19, 2007, 12:24:18 AM

Wow, Mark Hamil played Luke! Not that he'd be busy... he's just a good sport.

Hamill actually does a ridiculous amount of voice work.  Glad he was able to find his niche post-Star Wars.
10649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/18) on: June 18, 2007, 07:02:06 PM
Possibly SimCity DS, depending on reviews.
10650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 rpgs on: June 18, 2007, 06:03:36 PM
I still love the old-school "enemy on one side, heroes on the other" combat, so that part makes me excited.  I get less excited, however, about the incredibly dull and lifeless environment they were running around in.

Still a day-one purchase for me.
10651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Psychonauts!!! on: June 18, 2007, 04:31:45 PM
Spent a few hours with Psychonauts over the weekend.  It certainly gets 10 out of 10 points for creativity, but didn't really grab me that much.  Got up to the:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Battle with the blueprint tank inside Raz's head

and I can't say that I've got a huge desire to keep playing.  Maybe it's because I've been spoiled recently by Tomb Raider:  Anniversary's epic levels, but the levels in Psychonauts didn't really seem that impressive to me.   It's not a bad game by any stretch, but certainly hasn't been the "OMG, best game evar!!11!" experience that I'd heard about.
10652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [All] Guitar Hero 3 Confirmed and Announced on: June 18, 2007, 03:38:50 AM

Quote from: Loomi on June 17, 2007, 10:27:20 PM

I thought I saw in an interview somewhere that difficulty-wise they're trying to put GH3 in between GH1 and GH2.

thumbsdown  Outside of the top tier, I thought GH2 was maybe a little bit too easy in terms of difficulty, and would actually have liked a step up.
10653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: House votes to withhold emergency funding to "Sanctuary Cities" on: June 18, 2007, 03:34:13 AM
I'm with Brett on this one.  While I personally think many of our actions in Iraq are deplorable, they certainly don't fall under any definition of "genocide" that I'm aware of.
10654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: House votes to withhold emergency funding to "Sanctuary Cities" on: June 17, 2007, 09:14:55 PM
The Littleton Republican's amendment to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill appears to have no language specifically defining what a "sanctuary city" is. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has long disputed giving the city that label.

So they're proposing to withhold emergency funds for an entire city based on the actions of a small portion of the populace, without ever defining what the specific criteria for withholding is?

No matter what your stance on illegal immigration is, that is completely asinine and more than a little bit scary.
10655  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: 172 guests... on: June 16, 2007, 08:43:52 PM
Somehow, I read the topic as "172 Quests".  I was wondering what kind of posting status required you to actually complete quests to continue.
10656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 on the 360 on: June 16, 2007, 06:01:09 PM
I'm pretty happy about this.  My budget is going to be severely limited soon, and there's no way I would have been able to upgrade my PC to play Fallout 3.  Now I can.   icon_cool
10657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gametap Revisited on: June 16, 2007, 12:55:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2007, 12:33:43 AM

Psychonauts is up, and coming soon are two titles I've debated picking up before: Project Snowblind and Rogue Trooper.

Thanks for the reminder.  Will be grabbing that one today.
10658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: June 16, 2007, 12:51:40 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2007, 12:23:26 AM

Quote from: Ridah on June 15, 2007, 11:58:33 PM

I put my pre-order down just incase supplies are sparse, which I'm expecting. Not sure whether I'll actually buy the game though.

I think I'll be doing the same tomorrow.

Me too.  I had Tenchu pre-ordered, but will shift it to this instead.
10659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 08:48:50 PM
Minor derail:  If this discussion somehow leads to the "Now this is fun..." picture thread getting closed, someone's gonna get hurt.  That is one of the best threads ever in the history of the intarweb. 

Now, please continue.
10660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Touch Darts for DS? on: June 15, 2007, 03:49:13 PM
What the hell is a "sledging mode"?
10661  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Kaboodles of DVD's For Sale **NOW WITH FREE SHIPPING** on: June 15, 2007, 03:44:24 PM
I'll take American Psycho and Terminator 2. 
10662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not go on: June 15, 2007, 03:35:44 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 15, 2007, 01:06:56 PM

As Kevin stated, and as have many others, and I wish people would recognize this: The Wii is not targeted toward us.  IT'S NOT OUR SYSTEM.  Just like an 800 video card is not targeted to the guy still running a pentium 2 for his Excel spreadsheets.

It seems that many people on the fence regarding which system to buy (especially parents) are picking up a Wii instead of the PS3 or 360, simply because the price of entry is lower.    If Little Johnny wants a video game system, Suzy Soccermom could care less about HD, Blu-Ray, etc., and will make a console decision simply on price.  Hence, the Wii.

Sony and MS can talk all they want about not wanting to go after the "different market" or "casual gamer", but these same people that are buying Wii's in droves could just as easily be buying a PS3 or 360 if the price were simply more reasonable.
10663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [All] Guitar Hero 3 Confirmed and Announced on: June 15, 2007, 02:53:53 PM
Man I love that song.  It sounds awesome, especially considering they came in and re-recorded it.  However, all the screen shaking, flashing, and extra sound effects were absolutely ridiculous.  Glad I'll only be playing single player.

Hope that's the expert setting

Looked more like Hard to me.   From what I've heard, Cult is supposed to be a top tier song, and that didn't look nearly difficult enough to me.
10664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Father's Day Edition on: June 15, 2007, 01:06:29 PM
I'll be either working, playing soccer, or doing family parties all weekend.  Doubt I'll get any gaming in at all.  frown
10665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: June 14, 2007, 03:36:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 14, 2007, 02:30:53 PM

That makes me giggle with evil glee! icon_twisted  whens this supposed to be out in the States?

26th, I believe.
10666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I freaking <3 LOLcats on: June 13, 2007, 07:45:26 PM
10667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia Classic: Anyone Get it? on: June 13, 2007, 05:34:59 PM
Was considering it, but $10 is pretty steep for something that I'll probably spend a couple hours with at the most.
10668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me with my RPG problem... on: June 13, 2007, 01:37:16 PM
Have you tried Final Fantasy XII (PS2)?  That's about as good as RPG's get, in my opinion.  Lots of character building options, fun combat, epic story, beautiful graphics, an amazing gameworld, etc, etc.
10669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite XBLA titles? on: June 13, 2007, 01:19:53 PM
I've tried demos of nearly every XBLA game, and Catan is the only one that interested me enough to buy.  I suppose I like it well enough, but always had trouble getting connected for multiplayer games.  Single player is far less interesting.
10670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Tenchu Z on: June 13, 2007, 12:05:08 PM
Looks like all the other reviews rolling in are all just as bad.  This sentence alone (from this review) makes me want to avoid this game like the plague:

Missions in Tenchu Z are unnecessarily frustrating due to the lack of checkpoints or an in-mission save option, so if you die at any point during the mission you have to start over at the very beginning. This wouldn’t be that big of a deal since the game’s imbecilic enemies put up very little challenge, but there are cheap deaths galore thanks to the trap doors indiscriminately placed all over the levels. In the middle of caves, in rice fields, inside houses, hidden in patches of bushes; seriously these damn things are everywhere and you rarely see them in time to save yourself before plummeting to your untimely demise – and by untimely, we mean just minutes before you make it to the end of a given level. Sorry, but those trap doors are the work of a sadistically malevolent game designer.
10671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: All-Time Gaming Surprises (via Clay's suggestion) on: June 13, 2007, 03:43:33 AM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on June 13, 2007, 03:31:17 AM

VTM-Bloodlines. I have played through it probably 15 times since Xmas 04. Only since Fallout 2 have I loved a game this much. Don't know why either. Now I wanna go play frown

Just picked up VTM-Bloodlines through Steam on Saturday and worked through the tutorial.  I'm hoping the real game starts to feel more RPG than FPS, or it won't hold my attention long.

Dreamfall would be my vote.  I typically don't like adventure games, but I saw it on some 'best of' list, and picked it up on a whim.   I was simply blown away by the incredible story and characters.  Played The Longest Journey afterwards, but enjoyed Dreamfall quite a bit more.

10672  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Kaboodles of DVD's For Sale on: June 13, 2007, 03:32:32 AM
Dibs on Fifth Element
10673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Tenchu Z on: June 13, 2007, 03:21:05 AM

Quote from: Destructor on June 13, 2007, 02:56:25 AM

You can extract some fun out of the experience if you use your imagination and approach each level like a ninja, but unless you really, really want to kill some ninjas, you shouldn't waste time and energy trying to make this game fun. The developer certainly didn't.

Good lord. Did the devs even TRY with this game? Man...

Sadly, I don't think the Tenchu devs have tried with anything since the first PS2 installment.  The X-Box version, PS2 sequel, PSP, DS, and now apparently this one have all been simply awful.  It's really too bad, as I really enjoyed the PS1 versions, and think the concept has a lot of potential.
10674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Tenchu Z on: June 13, 2007, 02:31:55 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2007, 01:18:26 AM

The Gamespot review is out.  4.9?!  Ouch!

Yikes.  The demo made me wary, this means I'm out.
10675  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Brilliant or Unwatchably Bad on: June 12, 2007, 07:36:16 PM
I enjoyed it, but would never say it was "brilliant".
10676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Tenchu Z on: June 12, 2007, 05:20:59 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 08, 2007, 02:56:18 PM

I should have my review ready for Tuesday for launch. 

I'm waiting!! 

10677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Wii's Ico? Weird Artsy, French developed Wii-game trailer on: June 12, 2007, 02:05:22 AM
Looks very cool, and will certainly be worth keeping an eye on.
10678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Triumph of the Wii: How Fun Won Out in the Console Wars on: June 11, 2007, 04:50:21 PM

Quote from: warning on June 11, 2007, 02:40:38 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 11, 2007, 02:00:35 PM

Not to take anything away from the big N, but I still think this whole thing simply boils down to price.  If the 360 and PS3 were even in the same price ballpark as the Wii (or even at a reasonably sane price point), I firmly believe this console generation would look much, much different.  As it is, Sony and MS have simply priced themselves out of most homes, and have been replaced by the Wii.

Price is huge.  The difference between $250 and $400-$600 for most middle-class families with kids is enormous.

So why hasn't Microsoft dropped the price of the 360 then?  Do they think they wouldn't pick up enough sales to offset the money lost from the price drop?

As crazy as it sounds, I'm still not sure Sony & MS view the Wii as competition.  We keep hearing about how the Wii is for the "casual gamer" and that it is for a completely different demographic.   While this is somewhat true, what MS and Sony refuse to acknowledge is that most of these "casual gamers" who purchase a Wii will are purchasing it instead of buying a PS3 or 360 simply because it's cheaper.  If the price were lowered on their hardware, they would probably be getting a good chunk of these sales.

It seems like Sony & MS are so focused on beating each other, that they are simply ignoring the Wii altogether.  As if the fact that it's not being sold to this nebulous "hardcore gamer" that they're both after somehow makes the Wii a non-threat.
10679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Triumph of the Wii: How Fun Won Out in the Console Wars on: June 11, 2007, 02:00:35 PM
Not to take anything away from the big N, but I still think this whole thing simply boils down to price.  If the 360 and PS3 were even in the same price ballpark as the Wii (or even at a reasonably sane price point), I firmly believe this console generation would look much, much different.  As it is, Sony and MS have simply priced themselves out of most homes, and have been replaced by the Wii.
10680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/11) on: June 11, 2007, 01:34:41 PM
Definitely Prince of Persia classic, and possibly Tenchu Z.  The demo was so underwhelming that I'm not sure if I want to pay the full $60 for it.
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