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10961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] rumour Final Fantasy 4 remake? on: May 09, 2007, 08:32:16 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on May 09, 2007, 08:14:33 PM

sorry, but i don't get this. i sorta understood why they re-did ffiii (to the extent it'd never been released in na), but if they're gonna redo iv (or any of the rest of'm, for that matter), either do'm for the ps3 or don't bother...

really enjoyed the gameboy ffiv, but have no interest in replaying a remade portable version - it was just fine as is/was...


It makes sense in that it would a) require a lot less resources and time (I assume) to recreate the game for DS as opposed to PS3, and b)  the user base for the DS is 10X that of the PS3.  Figure in that anything with the Final Fantasy name on it sells like mad, and a DS retooling makes Squeenix more money in the end.  Plain and simple.
10962  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I freaking <3 LOLcats on: May 09, 2007, 07:54:35 PM
I know I shouldn't still be laughing at these, but they're really damn funny.   icon_lol
10963  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joke on: May 09, 2007, 06:54:55 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 09, 2007, 05:33:19 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on May 09, 2007, 05:30:52 PM

What is this "it"?   

It's it!



What is it!

It's it!

What is it!

That's a fine, fine song.  Methinks I need fire up some Faith No More or Mr. Bungle this afternoon...
10964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] rumour Final Fantasy 4 remake? on: May 09, 2007, 11:55:06 AM
I want Chrono Trigger, dammit!

Aside from that, I would love to see a 3D remake of FFVI.  I just played it for the first time on GBA recently, and it really is an incredible game.
10965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Witches (Working Title) X360 on: May 08, 2007, 09:17:03 PM

Quote from: warning on May 08, 2007, 08:49:57 PM

If the space invaders wore a thong I don't think I would have ever shot them down.

Pepsi, meet monitor.  I now have a new sig.
10966  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Server Reboot on: May 08, 2007, 08:00:11 PM
After these messages...
We'll be riiiiight back!
10967  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Thoughts on politics, derailing, and respect. on: May 08, 2007, 04:42:10 PM
How do you define a "derail"?  While I agree that malicious derails or stalking are uncalled for, nearly everything else I see around here is just basic ebbs and flows of conversation.  I've noticed very few cases where things get so off track that it causes issues, but maybe I'm just blind to it.  Some people are smart-asses, some people are serious, some people have good points, some don't, and some just like to goof around.  I guess I just don't see how it's an issue.

Also keep in mind that sometimes things are said which are applicable to the discussion in the poster's mind, but maybe not in someone else's.    I'd hate to see us start editing or deleting posts simply because one person feels a particular comment wasn't relevant enough to the original topic.   That would cause far more of a problem than the occasional topic derailing, imo.
10968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Witches (Working Title) X360 on: May 08, 2007, 03:33:02 PM
Practical dungeon delving attire:

10969  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How Secure Are You In Your Job on: May 07, 2007, 09:00:43 PM
Very secure, as far as I know.   paranoid
10970  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no parking in the red zone on: May 07, 2007, 09:00:11 PM
Stewardess, let me try.  I speak jive.
10971  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no parking in the red zone on: May 07, 2007, 08:17:18 PM
I just wanted to say good luck.  We're all counting on you.
10972  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no parking in the red zone on: May 07, 2007, 08:09:36 PM
I just wanted to say good luck.  We're all counting on you.
10973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no parking in the red zone on: May 07, 2007, 08:06:37 PM
I just wanted to say good luck.  We're all counting on you.
10974  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no parking in the red zone on: May 07, 2007, 07:11:13 PM
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.
10975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] I'm so pumped for Discs of Tron! on: May 07, 2007, 04:20:55 PM
On a side note, Mrs. Skinypupy had never seen Tron, so we watched it last week.  I hadn't seen it in probably 10+ years myself, and was amazed at how well it's held up.  Some of the effects are goofy, but overall it's still a pretty damn cool show.
10976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed (finally)? on: May 07, 2007, 01:23:28 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on May 05, 2007, 09:32:25 PM

ninja

Quote
CVG's latest 'new Blizzard game' story states that the game will be a Starcraft MMO:

The long-rumoured new instalment of Blizzard's massive StarCraft series is set to be unveiled later this month - and it's another massively-multiplayer online game in the style of World of Warcraft, CVG can reveal.

And my interest in yet another franchise goes straight down the toilet.   icon_cry

I'm sure it's inevitable, but it will be a sad, sad day when they announce the next Diablo game will be an MMO as well.  I guess the few of us that hate MMO's are simply out of luck.
10977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 5-7-2007 on: May 07, 2007, 01:19:53 PM
Pretty light gaming weekend for me.  Tried to hook up with the GT crew for Catan on Friday with no luck.  Ended up playing a few games against the AI instead.  Did manage to get in a couple random Catan games on Saturday, but lost them both.  I'm 0-3 so far in MP games.  frown

Also put a few hours into FF Tactics Advance yesterday morning (yes, this is a recurring theme), as well as restarting Final Fantasy VII for the 4th time.  I know it might be the nostalgia talking, but FFVII pretty much defines the perfect game for me.  Even after 10 years ( eek), it still brings a smile to my face every time I boot it up.
10978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/7) on: May 07, 2007, 01:14:11 PM
Already downloaded Sam & Max from Gametap.  Does that count?

Other than that, nada.
10979  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Catan Tonight 10 PM Est? on: May 05, 2007, 11:37:41 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 05, 2007, 08:49:36 PM

If people are around tonight, I'll most likely be on around 9 or 10. So let's try it again!

I might be there, depending on how the Jazz/Rockets game is going.
10980  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 28%! on: May 05, 2007, 05:47:09 PM
There's a lot of Bush supporters in my extremely conservative neighborhood.  They basically believe that as long as Dubya is doing things "for God", then anything he does is A-OK.  Pretty scary, really.

It's not like these people are some sort of backwoods yokels either.  Most of them are extremely intelligent, successful individuals.   I just don't get it.

10981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The new Gametap - free option and new games on: May 05, 2007, 05:20:53 PM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on May 05, 2007, 03:28:33 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 04, 2007, 03:54:35 PM

I really like Gametap as well.  My $40 1-year subscription has been one of my better gaming investments.  Hell, it's worth it just for the Sam & Max games alone.  smile

They'll occasionally go through some dry spells, but there's usually at least 1-2 new games I week that end up playing.

Just curious. Where did you get a $40.00 1 year subscription. For that price, I think I would try it out. Heck that is less than the cost of one new game.

Sorry, it was $60, not $40.  Back in October, they did a 50% off special which came out to be $5 a month.  It was a complete no-brainer at that price, and I'll definitely re-up again next year.
10982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Caption this on: May 05, 2007, 02:21:23 PM
Oh my god, there's a blind man hiding in Michelle Wie's skirt!
10983  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Catan Tonight 10 PM Est? on: May 05, 2007, 04:42:48 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 05, 2007, 04:37:37 AM

Quote from: Gratch on May 05, 2007, 03:40:24 AM

I couldn't get connected with any games either.  Managed to get in a couple random MP games, but even those were either laggy or freezing up completely.
ATB, Kathode, and I just got a game in. I finally tried to download the thing again and it worked, so I figured the other issues were resolved and BEHOLD! it worked.

Well, crap.  I'll have to try again another night.
10984  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Catan Tonight 10 PM Est? on: May 05, 2007, 03:40:24 AM
I couldn't get connected with any games either.  Managed to get in a couple random MP games, but even those were either laggy or freezing up completely.
10985  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 04, 2007, 11:16:02 PM




10986  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 04, 2007, 06:01:08 PM

Quote from: Toe on May 04, 2007, 05:42:37 PM



Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha   icon_lol
10987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rumor: More Guitar Hero II Songs on the way on: May 04, 2007, 05:58:14 PM

Quote from: fyedaddy on May 04, 2007, 05:52:02 PM

New tidbit about the pending 80s edition at 1UP.com today:

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3159220

So... does this mean that the songs are going to be available on XBL for one lump sum of $39 as an expansion?

If so, why the overcharge of the original GH1 packs? If not, how do they try to justify a simultaneous new release (with zero overhead) at a higher price than it's retail counterpart?

Yep, they've created quite the little mess for themselves.  It'll be interesting to see what they do.

On a side note, I'm a little surprised that there's been no info about what songs will be in the 80's pack.  We knew months in advance who was showing up for GHII, but I haven't heard a peep about this version yet.
10988  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Catan Tonight 10 PM Est? on: May 04, 2007, 05:49:39 PM
Don't snicker at "wood for sheep".
Don't snicker at "wood for sheep".
Don't snicker at "wood for sheep".


OK, now I'm in.  slywink
10989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 4.May.07 on: May 04, 2007, 04:37:06 PM
I'd be up for some Catan tonight, although I'm not very good yet.   Probably going to be re-upping my XBL subscription this afternoon. Got a time?

Also trying to break the 9,000,000 mark in Guitar Hero II, and will put more time into Final Fantasy Tactics.
10990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The new Gametap - free option and new games on: May 04, 2007, 03:54:35 PM
I really like Gametap as well.  My $40 1-year subscription has been one of my better gaming investments.  Hell, it's worth it just for the Sam & Max games alone.  smile

They'll occasionally go through some dry spells, but there's usually at least 1-2 new games I week that end up playing.
10991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dry Cleaner Loses Pants, Lawyer Says They're Worth $67 Million on: May 03, 2007, 04:32:34 PM

Quote from: Calvin on May 03, 2007, 04:19:12 PM

Quote from: Poleaxe on May 03, 2007, 04:02:20 PM

Quote from: Calvin on May 03, 2007, 02:54:33 PM

Quote from: Poleaxe on May 03, 2007, 02:48:57 PM

If you're a lawyer, take it like a man.

With insight so biting, witty, and sharp, there is no wonder why I longingly wait for your frequent  commentary on our discussions.

Thanks. I learned from a lawyer.
77 and counting. Keep contributing when you think we need your "special" brand of insight, because god knows you come here and just set us right straight pardner.  thumbsup

Post count smack?  C'mon now Calvin.
10992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spiderman III- This Friday! on: May 03, 2007, 01:30:11 PM

Quote from: javahead on May 03, 2007, 03:17:31 AM

Quote from: Gratch on May 01, 2007, 07:05:40 PM

I liked Spiderman 2 more than 1 (which I absolutely hated), but nowhere near enough to fight opening weekend crowds to see it.  Might get around to it in a month, or just catch it on DVD.  Especially given the decidedly average reviews.
Take into account that Spiderman 1 was 5 years and 3 directors in the making. That Raimi got it together at all to pique the public's interest was genious. S2 was all under one umbrella, so to speak, and it was a much better movie on many levels (except that beanie and the decision to not wear a bra after the car crashed thru the diner...ick!!)

There's two main reasons I haven't really liked the Spiderman movies:  CGI overkill and casting.  I can only watch a CGI Spidey swinging on CGI webs through a CGI city fighting CGI villians for so long before it simply gets old.   Most of Spiderman 1 looked more like a video game than a movie.   IMHO, Kirsten Dunst is an absolutely horrid actress, and not even the least bit attractive.  Tobey McGuire isn't bad per se, but I don't think he's particularly good either.  Willem Dafoe did a good job in the first one, but he's pretty much the only standout in either movie.

Pretty easy for me to pass on Spidey 3.
10993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Triple Shot this week - Catan, Millipede, and Centipede [56k] on: May 03, 2007, 11:57:42 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 03, 2007, 06:51:52 AM

I'm away from home this week, but for those of you who have been playing this version of Catan, is it worthwhile for the singleplayer only?  I've never played the boardgame but mostly just because it's hard to get people together to play those sorts of games and I would like to check it out. 

I'm certainly having fun with the single player, but I'm pretty tempted to re-up on XBL Gold so I can get in on some MP action.  The AI is farily good, but I imagine it's not nearly as satisfying to screw over an AI opponent as a real person.  smile
10994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Triple Shot this week - Catan, Millipede, and Centipede [56k] on: May 02, 2007, 11:02:27 PM
Figures.  The one game I have any MP interest in is released the day after my trial Gold membership expires.  Debating whether I want to re-up for a single game...
10995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Triple Shot this week - Catan, Millipede, and Centipede [56k] on: May 02, 2007, 07:28:02 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 02, 2007, 07:11:18 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 02, 2007, 06:52:34 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 02, 2007, 06:18:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 02, 2007, 06:12:50 PM

Just to confirm, you cannot play hotseat multiplayer on one TV, correct?

No you cannot as far as I can see.

Wait, so you only play other people online?  That might be a deal-breaker for me, as I was hoping this is the game that would finally get Mrs. Gratch to play a video game with me (she loved the board game).  If we can't play together, I'm not sure I'll actually buy it. frown

Yeah, it's really too bad.  I remember reading that they couldn't figure out how to hide each player's cards.  I suppose if you tried to do a "Player 2's turn is about to begin, everyone else look away" sort of thing, it would fall apart in the trading since everyone would be able to see everyone else's stockpile.

Still, I wish they implemented it anyways and let us worry about people cheating.

That makes sense, but it still sucks.  Maybe I'll pick it up anyway and see if she'll start playing online.
10996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Triple Shot this week - Catan, Millipede, and Centipede [56k] on: May 02, 2007, 06:52:34 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 02, 2007, 06:18:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 02, 2007, 06:12:50 PM

Just to confirm, you cannot play hotseat multiplayer on one TV, correct?

No you cannot as far as I can see.

Wait, so you only play other people online?  That might be a deal-breaker for me, as I was hoping this is the game that would finally get Mrs. Gratch to play a video game with me (she loved the board game).  If we can't play together, I'm not sure I'll actually buy it. frown
10997  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spiderman III- This Friday! on: May 01, 2007, 07:05:40 PM
I liked Spiderman 2 more than 1 (which I absolutely hated), but nowhere near enough to fight opening weekend crowds to see it.  Might get around to it in a month, or just catch it on DVD.  Especially given the decidedly average reviews.
10998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: May 01, 2007, 04:28:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 01, 2007, 04:26:40 PM

Well, for the first time in the near year I've had a DS, a game has locked up. That game?  Read the thread title dummy.

So not only are there terrible sound bugs, but the game locks.  Eek a voots!

This happened to me 4-5 times during my 40'ish hours.  Thankfully, it's always after an auto-save, so I didn't lose anything.

It's also the only DS game I've played that's ever locked.
10999  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Get ready for gas prices to jump up on: May 01, 2007, 04:07:41 PM

Quote from: jblank on May 01, 2007, 04:02:30 PM

You're right, jump HIGHER is what I should have said.

Oy Vey!!!! This $3.00 a gallon gas (or close to it) is the pits.

Especially when Mrs. Gratch's company refuses to raise her mileage allowance to account for it, and she typically drives 75+ miles a day.
11000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shadow Hearts - most funny video game moment EVER on: May 01, 2007, 04:04:43 PM

Quote from: EddieA on May 01, 2007, 07:20:21 AM

According to this news item at RPGFan, it looks like the development team has been disbanded and no future titles are planned  crybaby  crybaby

That's too bad.  While I didn't care for the last game, I certainly would have liked to see the series continue in some fashion.

This means that Karin Koenig is officially dead.  Depward will be crushed.  slywink
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