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2041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / new tv on: February 06, 2006, 06:46:51 AM
I have a 32inch sony trinitron that I love. It`s heavy as all hell, but wow it rocks! Congrats on your purchase!
2042  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I picked up ANOTHER great oldie... on: February 06, 2006, 06:44:13 AM
Well, it`s not OLD, OLD, but about a year I think...

 Mercenaries is fantastic! This game is crazy long first of all, and it`s seems to be fun the whole way through too! The graphics and sound are good enough, but the real meat here is obviously the gameplay. Holy hell is it fun! I grabbed this for $30 last week. So are the different characters that much different? Just curious. I`m so loving this so far though, great game!
2043  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else regret not being born in today's age? on: February 06, 2006, 06:38:23 AM
The young girls with their big breasts :shock: ...That wasn`t around when I was younger :oops: ...It MUST be the hormones in the food or something :idea: ...
2044  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / My PC wierdness...Please peek in... on: February 06, 2006, 06:36:08 AM
That`s the route it looks like I`ll be taking. I HATE having to these things, but... Thanks again guys.
2045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Farcry Instincts, anyone? on: February 06, 2006, 06:31:06 AM
So I grabbed this for $15.00 at circuit city. Holy shit this game is great so far. I just got the feral abilities and I`m LOVING that :twisted: .  This seems ALOT better than the PC version aside from the graphics, and I loved the PC version so...

 The graphics are great on the xbox for the most part, considering the age of the hardware. Some things looks fantastic like the effect on your eyes as you come out of the water, and some things don`t look so good, like some of the textures.

 The audio is very impressive so far it seems to. Good 3d position audio with good music makes this a winner in that department too :wink: .

 For 15 bucks, wow did I make a great choice!
2046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Farcry Instincts, anyone? on: February 04, 2006, 08:30:18 PM
I found that circuit city has it for $15 this week, so I`m grabbing it there in a few hours I think. Thanks for the offer though :wink: . I`ll let you know what I think of it soon enough.
2047  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / My PC wierdness...Please peek in... on: February 02, 2006, 11:55:33 PM
It nuked it and put it back on. I`m starting to think this is a software issue and so is falcon nw. This started happening right after I ran the rescue...
2048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Farcry Instincts, anyone? on: February 02, 2006, 09:01:37 AM
I loved psychonauts too! Great game. Did you encounter any bugs with Farcry:instincts?
2049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Farcry Instincts, anyone? on: February 02, 2006, 08:48:44 AM
I was just wondering what some of you guys thought of this game. The gaming trend reviewer was obviously enjoying the game :wink: . I`ve read that it`s a buggy game, anyone here have any issues with bugs and whatnot? And anyone here play the mp on live!? Fill me in! :wink:
2050  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / My PC wierdness...Please peek in... on: February 02, 2006, 08:04:05 AM
Well, I`m going to paste this in from my email to falcon northwest. So here it goes...

  I recently had to reinstall everything from the rescue disk. Ever since then, I`ve noticed some wierd behavior with my PC. I`m running the same software as before ( as on the rescue disk ) other than audio and video driver upgrades ( and obviously my programs ).

 One time Battlefield 2 just did nothing when I went to boot it up, then the cpu usage went to 100% and stayed there or close and I eventually had to just press the reset button. The same thing happened with World of Warcaft and Steam. Then just today Call of Duty 2 locked and when I brought up task manager it said the game stopped responding. Luckily this time the operating system seems normal at this point so I at least could shut down the PC correctly. In each situation the game worked fine after I reboot the pc , and when call of duty 2 did it, I only had to reboot the game and it worked fine.

 I was instructed to reseat my video card and my hard drive cables. I have not done this yet because I was hoping this was a fluke  (or maybe a software issue) and I was hoping that stuff was not needed to be done. I`m definately going to do this if need be, but I was curious if anyone had any other thoughts about this issue. It seems odd that I really didn`t notice this before I did the reinstall and whatnot. It also seems odd that it`s only happened to games. Could this possibly be a issue with the new drivers off of nvidia`s site? Any other ideas on that?

 On a side note...Do you know about any issues with direct access  (a nvidia driver setting) and crt monitors? I`ve come across ALOT if people seeming to have issues with those things that resulted in monitor damage. Any ideas of that?

 Wow, so any ideas? I`m waiting to hear back from them today. So far they have been very helpful. Let`s hope either someone here or there has some idea. Thanks.
 
 Oh and BTW I`m running a p4 3.0ghz, 256mb 6800 gt, audigy 2 and one gb of ddr. This is on XP Home SP2.
2051  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Book Of Daniel... on: February 01, 2006, 07:48:56 AM
I guess I shouldn`t have posted about this...Sorry mods...

 Anywho, since it`s already out there, I`ll add a bit...

 This thread proves something else too... This is really not directed at anyone at all, really I mean that. But, wow this post got all "crazy" too. What about this subject matter makes people go nuts ( sorry guys :wink: )?

 That`s what I didn`t get about it in the first place.
2052  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gayest game you've played? on: January 31, 2006, 11:07:55 AM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
Don't forget:


 Lol, good one!
2053  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This just in: 24 is AWESOME on: January 30, 2006, 09:29:58 AM
I honestly liked each season as much as the others. A incredible show.
2054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Book Of Daniel... on: January 30, 2006, 09:26:58 AM
Well, first of all... I didn`t plan on watching this until I heard some people crying over it before the first episode aired. I watched and enjoyed the full 2 hours of its premiere. Great show. Funny, interesting, easy timeslot to keep ( one would think...). The wife and I watching 2 or 3 more hour long weeks of this very intertaining show. After last years episode they advertised for next weeks. Next week comes around, and ... they say "catch the remaining episodes on nbc.com"... Uggg.

 If you poke around the forums over there on NBC, or watch the news...you`ll see all of the crazy people that bitched about this show and got it canned. It showed a family with religion in their lives, but the catch was the family wan`t perfect. The Dad, addiction to "pills", and talks to Jesus...literally. Jesus`s part is/was written well, funny, and tasteful. The daughter got caught selling pot. The one kid is gay, and the another is asian and adopted. The house keeper smokes pot for her medical condition. The mom drinks boatloads... The whole show was very tastleful though, and very entertaining.
 
 Anyone else like this show until they pulled it? Oh and BTW you can watch all of the unaired episodes on nbc.com every friday night I believe until they are all gone. I`m suprised there hasn`t been a topic of this here yet.

 Don`t like it, don`t watch it...right? You`d think so anyway...
2055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 24, 2006, 08:21:59 AM
Wow, I`m still playing the shit outta this game. Same with my wife, and we both plan to continue  :wink: .
2056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How many dead pixels is too much? on: January 22, 2006, 10:55:27 AM
I`d return it IF it bugs you. But I`m picky, and you paid just as much as the guy with none...
2057  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you have a video game character crush? on: January 22, 2006, 03:52:10 AM
Angelina Jolie played laura croft in tomb raider, does that count?  :wink:
2058  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My father-n-law died on: January 22, 2006, 03:45:08 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Thanks for the caring words all. It helps me feel better seeing them. I almost did'nt write it. Posting something like that on a public msg board is a little strange. But Im glad I did after all.


 First of all, I`m sorry to hear about you lose as it`s clear he`ll be missed. While I agree with you about posting that on a public msg board is a bit strange, but who cares. I`ve done it. If it makes you feel better, than what else matters. This place is not-quite-like-your-ordinary-msg-board kinda place anyways :wink: . One thing to think about too... I can say that if I live to 90 I`ll be pretty happy, not too bad at all. Sorry to hear that though.
2059  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Last Chance to visit Drazzil in Clearfield UT on: January 22, 2006, 03:28:56 AM
Good luck with the AF and whatnot. I`m nowwhere near you and really broke rightnow, but if I wasn`t, I`d buy you a beer :wink: .
2060  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Random Jack Bauer facts on: January 22, 2006, 03:25:42 AM
Jack  Bauer has a hot daughter, a really hot daughter. She better be on this season for at least a minute or two. We don`t need to hear her, but we`d like to see her :wink: .
2061  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - GOLD - Ships 3/20!! on: January 22, 2006, 02:47:56 AM
I was going to grab this on the 360, but I`m not getting one of those for awhile still...but my B-day is in March...Hmmm...I think my system can run this good enough. Is there anyone here that plans on grabbing the PC version of this that has a similar system as mine? Here it is-> p4 3.0ghz, 1gb ddr, 6800gt 256mb, sb audigy 2 etc. If so, I`ll be thrilled to here how it plays on it once this game comes out. I`ll wait for the me to get a 360 if I need to...BUT, if it runs good enough on this, well then...I obviously grab it on PC :wink: .
2062  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: January 22, 2006, 02:38:24 AM
Quote from: "Zinfan"
360 BC psssssh!  I perfer

One MELLLLLIIOONNNNN B.C.



 Lol. That`s all I got to say.
2063  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any Zappa fans here...? on: January 18, 2006, 05:54:43 AM
That is one that I always want to get but never do, I should. Good call. Thanks.  :wink:
2064  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 18, 2006, 05:51:12 AM
Ah, some good info. Thanks a bunch. We just played for a "Short" session... 2 hours...Great game.
2065  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 17, 2006, 11:22:09 PM
I`ve read most of this over the last month or so and I can`t remember if I`ve come across the answers... Random question # 1 and so on...
 Where do I plant a coconut? I planted it on the beach, but it doesn`t have enough room...Does anything grow on the beach? Can I plant coconuts just where I`d plant any other tree?
2066  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / M and L: partners in time! on: January 17, 2006, 11:18:24 PM
Hehe. I finally picked this one up. What a great game. It looks like it will be my favorite out of the Mario RPG games so far that I`ve played. By the look of this, hell, I`ll prolly even replay it!
2067  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any Zappa fans here...? on: January 12, 2006, 10:28:50 PM
I`ll take note of all of that. There`s alot of good stuff out there, but also some bad.  Alot of hit and miss with FZ, or anything else that crazy. Same with alot of shows. Hit and miss. Anywho, thanks ,I`ll check out that stuff.
2068  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dogs - What Breed? on: January 12, 2006, 08:02:23 AM
Quote from: "Darren8r"
Not to discourage you, but dont get a dog........... Right away.

I have a dog, but to keep him alive, he costs my family the same as a child. And more, I have to clean up his own crap, feed him 3 times a day, fill his water atleast 6 times a day, give him his innsoline shot at 8am and 8pm(daily) and if I miss giving him that i come home to step in a puddle of urine on the floor, and I get blamed for it! Anyways, thats just the daily routine. And I noticed you and your wife want to get dogs, in your new house, like that carpet you got there? Not for long, you'll have to replace it in a week.

ANYWAYS, I love dogs, ^^^^ all that must make it sound like I hate them, but I love them, my dog is apart of the family.

Ok so maybe I'm just suggesting, break in your new home before you start putting other things on your plate.


 I also agree here on some points. My dog takes medicine 3 times a day. It costs alot of money, and effort. He goes to the Vet for bloodwork frequently. It used to be every month, but since he is more stable it is less often. He had a blood transfusion, cancer treatment, a nervous system problem. That was alot of money, and effort, and heartache...
 
 Now don`t get me wrong, I`m thrilled he`s here and doing good and we love him a crazy amount, but that`s alot of work. That`s not as "fun" as it sounds when you first think of getting a dog. We had a 18 month kitty we had to put down almost 3 months ago, and that was brutal.
 
 My point is that it is great to have pets. I freakin` love mine, don`t get me wrong. But they are a HUGE responsibility. HUGE. I don`t have kids so I can`t compare...but...Pets are a HUGE responsibilty, with lots of rewards!

 That just seems like alot on your plate at once.

 Sorry to be so negative Tongue
2069  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dogs - What Breed? on: January 12, 2006, 07:55:18 AM
Quote from: "Toe"
Get a mutt from the pound.

You get a new friend. They get to live.


 Someone beat me to it. Great advice. You can`t go wrong that way. Plus mutts are good stuff :wink: .
2070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any Zappa fans here...? on: January 12, 2006, 07:53:29 AM
I`m just curious. I`ve been into Zappa for a long while but, wow...recently I`ve been listening to LOTS of it. Too much almost! :wink:
 I just picked up Tinseltown rebellion, and wow another great disk. I`ve been listening to ALOT of one size fits all, and weasels ripped my flesh.
 Any recommendations of some good Zappa disks anyone?
2071  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cold's Suck on: January 12, 2006, 07:49:44 AM
That`s the best time to play games! I can`t do anything but play games when I have a cold. If I can get outta bed, I can play games!  :wink: In fact I have a cold and I`m replaying thief:deadly shadows and cod2 :wink: .
2072  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 04, 2006, 10:08:29 PM
I think the wife and I are going to have a bit of a animal crossing evening tonight. Can`t beat two DSs and two Animal crossing cards :wink:  So anyone else happy that how much time you spend on this game is NOT recorded?  biggrin
2073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 03, 2006, 04:45:35 PM
Quote from: "denoginizer"
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
especially considering you can hook up a usb mouse and keyboard to it and rumors of the hard drive including linux and web browsing..


Rumor also has it that the PS3 will make toast, coffee, and a hell of a good martini.

I just can't help thinking of all the hype that surrounded the PS2 during development. I will not believe anything about the PS3 until I see it with my own eyes.


 Bingo.
2074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 02, 2006, 07:55:46 PM
The wife got one and is REALLY enjoying it so far. But wow, Animal Crossing was hard to find. We must have called 15 stores and we found ONE. We think it was a return at that.  I heard that they (nintendo) is out of `em!!! :shock:  More of the game isn`t supposed to be in stores until the 15th of this month. Get this EB is taking preorders for a game that has been out for over a month.
2075  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What did you get for Christmas? on: December 28, 2005, 06:14:35 AM
We do ALOT smaller than we used to , and it is WAY better, but that`s a whole new discussion :wink: . My wife and I got a MKDS Bundle w/ ultimate spiderman DS and a intec accessories package of sorts. Now that we both have DS`s , it `s crazy around here! I got some Zappa discs I didn`t have, and my wife got the new 311 disc, not too bad. Heh. My pets got a $40.00 gift card, heh. And, there were a few more things. A shirt etc. But it was pretty "under control" this year, and actually enjoyable! Much more enjoyable!
2076  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Spiderman DS (good bundle) on: December 27, 2005, 11:10:38 PM
Well, my wife got a Mario Kart bundle and it came with and intec case and accessories and whatnot. It also came with Ultimate Spiderman DS. All of this was just the price of the bundle.
 I don`t recall reading alot of impressions of this game. Anyone out there like it? After reading reviews, and deciding to open it, I`m really happy with it. It`s normally 40 bucks ( I hate those few pricey ds titles), but wow is it fun. Just curious if anyone likes the game?, and/ or got the bundle?
2077  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 26, 2005, 05:46:44 AM
I`m far from over it. My wife got a DS, and tomarrow we are going to get AC for her. 2 DS`s with AC and MK=goodness. She got the MK bundle, pretty nice looking. Fun night ahead!
2078  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Twin Snakes ['Cube] - no love!? on: December 26, 2005, 04:34:27 AM
I picked it up and wow. I`m loving it. I`m great (well good) at stealth games but not at this :o , at least at first. So far it`s really fun, and it`s a great trip down memory lane.  At my toy r us it was $20.00  :x , but still it was worth it. Especially since my cube hasn`t been really busy. I`m going to go play right now. Good recommendation so far as I`m assumimg it`s only going to get better.
2079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Twin Snakes ['Cube] - no love!? on: December 24, 2005, 11:25:05 AM
Bastards!!! Now I look at my cube and think I could come up with 10 buck... Heh. I LOVED MGS on the Playstation, but I disliked and never finished MGS2 on the Xbox...No fun. So, maybe I should grab this. Anyone care to comment? If I don`t already ahve it by the time I post back...
2080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Should Nintendo save the new Zelda for the Revolution? on: December 24, 2005, 10:56:11 AM
I didn`t think at first I`d buy a REV. But, if it has a nice low price and some good launch titles I`ll grab it easily. I thought the DS might be gimmicky when I first heard of it, but wow was I SO wrong.
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