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11321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I quit drinking for a few years and... on: June 14, 2005, 06:26:21 PM
I had a couple beers at the Assemblage 23 concert a few weeks ago.   It was the first alcohol of any kind I've had in 12+ years.  Amazing the buzz you can catch from 2 beers when you haven't drank in that long.
11322  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Neverwinter Nights (SOLD) & Battle for Middle Earth on: June 12, 2005, 10:20:24 PM
I picked up Battle for Middle Earth (CD version) yesterday hoping it would rekindle my lost interest in RTS games. It didn't. Everything's in perfect shape, as I only opened it yesterday and played it a grand total of once. My loss, your gain and all that...

Neverwinter Nights is sold

Looking for $25'ish, or a trade. Not much I'm dying to get right now, but throw out a couple suggestions and something might pique my interest. I've got PC, PS2, and X-Box.

PM me if you're interested. Thanks!
11323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bush and Bush on Bush Jr II [RP] on: June 05, 2005, 10:04:05 PM
I should probably clarify.  I live in Utah, so the amount of incredibly vocal bible-thumpers is much higher than most places.
11324  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 05, 2005, 07:35:01 PM
Big +1 to pr0ner for buying my PSP and letting my actually make my car payment this month!
11325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: heh on: June 05, 2005, 03:53:37 PM
Quote from: "Semaj"
If you don't vote, you really have no reason to complain about who gets elected.  Thusly they dont really count...


Yeah, because my vote for a Democrat counts so much in a state that votes 75-80% Republican.  I can honestly say my vote did not matter one bit, but I did it anyways.  Mainly because it was so amusing and/or scary (still can't decide which) to stand in line and listen to all the bible thumpers talk about how glad they were that someone with "high moral values" and "religious standards" was going to get their vote.  Good to see they were concerned about all the issues at stake.
11326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is the PSP really worth $250? on: June 05, 2005, 01:39:14 AM
Quote from: "Devil"
Wow - I'm kinda shocked you guys are pretty down on the PSP.

Oh, well - I still love it!


I'm not down on the PSP at all.  I think it really is an amazing system that seems capable of producing some truly fantastic games.  Problem is, there's no fantastic games to play so far, and none really on the near horizon.  A system is only as good as it's games, and the current crop is very lackluster.

I'm sure I'll rebuy one once the library is bigger and the price drops.
11327  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Trading Guidelines have been revised on: June 04, 2005, 10:31:01 PM
Aw, man.  I worked so hard on that.  slywink
11328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is the PSP really worth $250? on: June 04, 2005, 05:21:00 PM
Unless you're completely enamored with the current crop of games, I'd say no.  I just sold mine because I found I really never played it.  The lack of RPG's really drags the system down, imo.
11329  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Coming soon.... the Prince! on: June 04, 2005, 01:16:00 PM
How could you possibly play KD without dual analog?
11330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I think I'm going to sell my PSP on: May 31, 2005, 12:47:04 PM
Quote from: "shadow9d9"
It is funny.. the same person that would sell a psp this early on is the same kind of person impatient enough to buy it... Every console/handheld takes a looong time to get the good games out... The system has a good 4+ years left to it.. what do you have to lose by waiting?


Well, since I recently had to take a nearly 35% pay cut with my new job (happened after I bought the PSP, btw), the market value I could get for the PSP far outweighs the possibility that a game might come out that interests me.  Besides, I agree with Corruptrellic.  I can probably get nearly what I paid for it if I sell it now, then maybe buy one down the road after there is a more established library and a price drop.

I had also considered getting a DS, but there is even less that interests me about the that system.  The touch screen seems gimmicky, there are still no RPG titles, and the couple games that I've played weren't very impressive.  I think I'll just hold off on handhelds for now.

It's up for sale in the trading forum right now, btw.

/shameless plug
11331  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *SOLD* I'm broke. Selling my PSP w/HS Golf & FIFA Socce on: May 28, 2005, 08:53:56 PM
Yep.  I'll leave it available until next Tuesday.  Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
11332  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tales of Symphonia - Final Verdict? on: May 27, 2005, 07:03:06 PM
Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
With that said, it's a lot of fun if the combat system clicks for you.


This is the key.  I liked the story, characters, and setting, but really didn't enjoy the combat system.  Even after 8+ hours, combat felt incredibly chaotic and I didn't think the AI did a very good job controlling the other characters.
11333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My Wife Gone for 5 Days: Now 13 weeks! on: May 26, 2005, 12:20:17 PM
Between losing one job, starting another, starting 2 other part-time positions, trying to make my yard look decent, hitting the gym and actually seeing my wife on occasion, I haven't touched a game for nearly 3 weeks.  There's really only one game coming out in the next 2 months that interests me at all (Altilier Iris), and I'll probably wait on it as well (too broke to buy any games, hence the PSP for sale).

My console:games owned ratio is currently 3:2.  I have zero games for my X-Box & PS2, and only 2 for my PSP, neither of which I've played for nearly 2 weeks.  My PSP is also up for sale in the trading forum (shameless plug), so in a week or so I will own 2 consoles with a grand total of 0 games.
11334  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *SOLD* I'm broke. Selling my PSP w/HS Golf & FIFA Socce on: May 25, 2005, 06:51:14 PM
Just FYI guys, I'll leave it up for OO & CG'ers for a week, then I'm going to have to list it on E-Bay (I really need the $$).  I'd just much rather see it end up at a good home, y'know?  slywink
11335  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *SOLD* I'm broke. Selling my PSP w/HS Golf & FIFA Socce on: May 25, 2005, 01:00:54 PM
Quote from: "warning"
Quote from: "Rage"
LIST THAT PRICE BEEEOTCH!!

Someone needs to create a funny Photoshop that we can just post.


11336  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *SOLD* I'm broke. Selling my PSP w/HS Golf & FIFA Socce on: May 25, 2005, 12:51:13 PM
My bad.  Looking for $250 or thereabouts, since that's what E-bay would fetch.
11337  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *SOLD* I'm broke. Selling my PSP w/HS Golf & FIFA Socce on: May 25, 2005, 03:34:00 AM
I received a PM from someone about the PSP.  I responded, but the system seemed to go apeshit when I hit 'Submit', so I'm not sure it got there (and for some reason neither the PM I received or the one I sent shows up in my box).  Very strange.

So whoever sent me that, please let me know if you got my response.
11338  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *SOLD* I'm broke. Selling my PSP w/HS Golf & FIFA Socce on: May 25, 2005, 02:50:49 AM
Not getting paid for 1 1/2 months, combined with a nearly 35% pay cut for the new job I had to take, means I am desperately broke.  Hence, I am putting my just-over-a-month old PSP with two games up for sale.  It is in perfect condition with not a single dead pixel, and comes with the standard stuff (slipcase, 32 meg card, cleaning cloth, & sampler disc).   It will also come with Hot Shots Golf and FIFA Soccer, both in perfect condition.

I was going to E-Bay it, but I wanted to offer it up to both OO & CG first since I've had so many good trades through these communities.  Honestly, I'm looking for cash only (no trades) as I'm in pretty desperate need right now.   Make me an offer if you're interested and we'll see what we can do.


PM or e-mail if you'd like pics or more details.  Thanks.  smile

EDIT:  Looking for $250'ish, since that's what I could get for it on E-Bay.
11339  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Wanted: Xenosaga 2 Preorder DVD on: May 25, 2005, 02:49:43 AM
Kevin actually PM'ed me about it a while ago (to which I never responded, my apologies Kevin.  It's been a crazy couple weeks.), but I felt since it was listed on the OO PIFF thread, I should keep it available for OO'ers.  Sorry about the confusion, I dropped the ball on that one.  frown

Anyhow, it was sent out to Szagny this afternoon.
11340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I think I'm going to sell my PSP on: May 22, 2005, 04:32:14 PM
Stupid impulse purchases.  I basically picked up my PSP on a whim (largely due to the CG forum effect, I might add) because it did look really cool.  I'm not into multiplayer gaming, and I don't have much need for a portable system, but I just couldn't resist the allure of a sexy new gadget.  Now that I've had it for a month or so, I realize that there's really not that many games for it that interest me, nor are there many coming out that make me want to keep it.  So far I've been through:

-  Untold Legends (starts off good, gets repetitive & boring very quicly)
-  Wipeout Pure (a fun racer, but I wasn't terribly good at it)
-  Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (I liked the old Tony Hawk games, but the open-endedness of the Underground series really bugs me.  Besides, I spend close to 2 hours just trying to get past one stupid trick in the tutorial.  I guess I'm just not good enough)
-  Lumines (It just didn't grab me like it has everyone else.  It's a decent puzzler, but I really didn't see what all the fuss is about)
-  FIFA soccer (I really enjoy this game, but the lack of a career mode is going to seriously impact it's longevity.  Once I finish my season, there's not much incentive to go back and play through it again.)
-  Hot Shots Golf (easily my favorite PSP title so far)

When I look at the upcoming releases, I only see 2 games that really pique my interest:  Madden 2006 and the Final Fantasy VII game.  I'm mainly an RPG fan, and the lack of any RPG's for this system (now or upcoming) is really starting to kill my interest in the PSP.   The only ones I know of, and correct me if I'm wrong, are Y's (which was an absolute pile of ass on the PS2) and Tales (which I didn't really care for on GCN).  

So are there any good RPG, SRPG, or maybe some unique titles coming down the pipe that are must-have-OMG-look-at-that, type games.   I really don't want to sell it, but I hate to see it simply collect dust while I wait for something good to come out.
11341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Twi'lek females: Would you hit it? on: May 22, 2005, 01:13:30 AM
Here is your smoking hot Twi'lek, Amy Allen

As Aayla Secura:





IRL:


11342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars - Episode III Impressions (OMG SPOILERS) on: May 20, 2005, 06:18:50 PM
Well put Laner
11343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars - Episode III Impressions (OMG SPOILERS) on: May 20, 2005, 01:22:42 PM
I'm with Starshifter on this one.  I thought both Portman and Christensen did a much better job this time around.  The dialog was clunky, but I thought they pulled it off well and there weren't nearly as many cringe-worthy lines.  I thoroughly enjoyed the film from start to finish and can't wait to see it again.  The only part I really didn't like was the whole Vader sequence at the end.  I think it would have made him so much more evil had he simply said, "She's dead?  I killed her?  Fuck her, she deserved it for betraying me."

As far as using the same ship 18 years later, remember that Leia was basically trying to travel around incognito when she was captured by Vader.  If you're trying to sneak around, are you going to take the nicest, most souped up ship that attracts notice, or are you going to drive something old, beat up, and inconspicuous to avoid notice?
11344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy Advent Children Trailer on: May 18, 2005, 03:50:34 PM
Quote from: "weleavefossils"
Their is going to be a shooter/action game focused around Vincent. I believe it takes place a year after advent child, or its a year after the game..I don't remember which.


'Dirge of Cerebrus' is the Vincent-centered game for PS2.  There's also 'Crisis Core', which is an action/RPG in development for PSP.
11345  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy Advent Children Trailer on: May 18, 2005, 03:01:46 AM
:drool:
11346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where can I find a video of that FF7 PS3 tech demo? on: May 17, 2005, 01:56:08 PM
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
From IGN:

Quote
UPDATE: There will not be a Final Fantasy VII remake for PS3. Repeat, there will not be a remake. But, there will be a new Final Fantasy game. We'll have info on that as it happens.


Well, shit.
11347  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where can I find a video of that FF7 PS3 tech demo? on: May 17, 2005, 12:37:38 PM
So...this means a FFVII remake will be a PS3 launch title.  Right?  slywink
11348  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Shadow Hearts 3 characters revealed on: May 16, 2005, 06:09:32 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Gratch, the Shadow Hearts Covenant numbers are from NPD taken from Gaming-Age. Its the most official number we can get outside of Midway. It might be up to 70k by now but I know in April the sales were approx 3k, maybe less.  NPD doesn't cover all retailers so the real US numbers are probably higher, but 60k is pretty poor compared to other RPGs reported by NPD.  It *is* about what a typical Atlus product brings in though and those seem to be doing well enough.  

In Japan it had sold approxl 110k as of last year. Its possible that it could be up to 150k which could be where that number was from.  They did just issue a SH:C director's cut in Japan which hopefully provided a nice boost to sales.


Thanks Kevin, that makes more sense now.
11349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Shadow Hearts 3 characters revealed on: May 16, 2005, 12:15:42 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
BTW, this is set for release July 28th in Japan.  

I too am worried if we'll see this stateside.  Covenant only had 60k sales over here.  Even if it does come out over here, I wonder if they will put the time and effort to give it the same great localization that SH:C got.


I've heard everything from 60k to 150k for SH:  C's sales numbers.  While neither is great, I'm 150k would make them much more likely to bring it here.  Is there any way to verify these numbers?
11350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 15, 2005, 04:35:34 PM
Quote from: "Interloper"

And WTH is this?!  !!DISTURBING!!


There was a long discussion about that image on another board, and it was generally agreed that someone did a damn good job of photoshopping a lamprey's mouth (sans teeth) onto the end of a couple fingers.

Certainly doesn't keep it from being creepy as hell though.
11351  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FF7 : Advent Children coming September 14 on: May 13, 2005, 12:26:56 PM
Quote
The magazine announced that Advent Children will be released on DVD and made no mention of a PSP-friendly Universal Media Disk (UMD) format.


Huh.  From all the early reports I read, Advent Children was supposed to be UMD first, with a DVD release coming much later.  Now it seems to be the other way around.  

Either way, I'm just happy it's getting a simultaneous US/Japan release.  I was afraid we were going to have to wait for months to get it over here after it was released in Japan.  Any word on the voice talent yet?
11352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 13, 2005, 03:39:19 AM
OK, I'm confused.  Was this big unveiling show some sort of regional thing?  I've had MTV on since 7:00, and haven't seen it yet.  I thought maybe it started at 9:30 eastern (7:30 here), but it was Meet the Barkers.  9:30 central, maybe (8:30 here)?  Nope, that was a rap video countdown show.  9:30 Mountain time, maybe?  Nope, some Real World thing has been going since 9:00.  WTF??

Strange thing is, they've been showing station promos for it all night saying it starts at 9:30 Eastern.  Color me confused.
11353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who here is seeing Star Wars Episode 3 opening night? on: May 12, 2005, 12:19:35 PM
Quote from: "mytocles"
I have enough friends that will want me to go, to possibly avoid it - so please tell me if there is a reason i should get excited about this one.  Due to my lack of interest, I haven't followed any of the preview discussions. :?


FWIW, 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so far.
11354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who here is seeing Star Wars Episode 3 opening night? on: May 11, 2005, 02:38:17 PM
There's about 20 of us that are going to a 9 pm show on opening day.  Should be fun.
11355  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / atelier iris pre-order... on: May 09, 2005, 12:24:41 PM
I pre-ordered at one of the B & M stores.  I don't know if the same offer applies through the website.
11356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / atelier iris pre-order... on: May 08, 2005, 10:24:01 PM
I pre-ordered through Gamestop and it includes the soundtrack.  Don't kno about the guide thing, though.
11357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire 98%??? on: May 08, 2005, 04:11:16 PM
Quote from: "Rob_Merritt"
Myself I would of ranked it in the mid 70s. The combat is too flawed and the story wasn't that engaging. Still, props for doing an original rpg set  in something other than a LOTR rip off


My thoughts exactly.  There was nothing about the story or characters that interested me at all, and I quit about 11 hours in.  It just felt like an asian-themed KotOR mod to me, which wasn't really that interesting.
11358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What kind of Jedi are you?! on: May 07, 2005, 11:54:28 PM
You are a Jedi Guardian.

The Republic wouldn't be the same without you. There are alternatives to fighting, but you will do what you have to do to defend the peace. Refine your skills by growing stronger in your connection to the Force. It will get you through many difficult circumstances.

May the Force be with you.


I think that quiz just called me a pussy.
11359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Watched Clone Wars vol1 - yup, HOLY CRAP! on: May 07, 2005, 03:00:30 AM
Picked up Clone Wars this afternoon and just finished watching it.  It can be summed up in a single word.  

Wow.

While I agree that some of it was unnecessary, the majority of those episodes were amazing.  The elite Clone Troopers and Mace Windu episodes were especially good.

Now I just wish May 19th would hurry up and get here.
11360  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever Find a Game that You Were Just NO GOOD at? on: May 06, 2005, 03:37:04 PM
Quote from: "ChrisGwinn"
The worst ever was Splinter Cell.  For me, playing splinter cell consisted of hanging from a railing, running down an alley, doing a wide variety of immersive gameplay and then being killed by Russians.  It was pretty cool - the graphics were great, and I could try all sorts of things before the Russians killed me.  I could throw a can to distract them before they killed me, hide in shadows and sneak to where they were going to kill me, break ones neck before the other killed me, make them all look green and grainy while they killed me.  They may have been Ukrainian, actually.  Anyway, they would kill me and then talk in Russian about how much of a tool I was.  I really couldn't get past the first half hour of the game.


That description gave me a chuckle, as I am the exact same way with the Splinter Cell games.  I love stealth action, but I just have never been able to do the SC games.
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