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2561  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 03, 2005, 08:19:23 PM
I`m also in the camp of thinking a AA gun would blow up like it does in the game. Preferences I guess too :wink: .
 Eco,Eco,Eco :roll: ...hehe, just kiddin :wink: .
2562  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Funniest & Saddest E-mail I've Ever Seen (Now w/ Pic!) on: March 03, 2005, 07:05:00 PM
Quote from: "Dafones"
It's totally a nipple. She's got fairly big breasts and that "fold in the cloth" is right where her nipple would be. I'm kind of a breasts man, so a quick glance at the chest is instinctual at this point. A nipple never goes unnoticed with me  :wink: .


 lol. Now that`s a funny post! Any post that starts off by saying" It`s totally a nipple..." is good in my book Tongue . Lol again!
2563  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP size comparison and new videos on: March 03, 2005, 07:00:58 PM
Quote from: "Laner"
Quote from: "Harpua3"
Quote from: "Dafones"
Wow, it's all screen. And it does make the DS look a little clunky. Props to the designers.


 While I do think the PSP has a nice design and is small. Even with the DS having 2 screens, I still wouldn`t call it clunky :wink: .

I would... the SP was such a great design, it's as if the DS designers looked at it and said "OK, let's do the OPPOSITE!"  :lol:


 The DS is like the SP, just bigger really. I like the design. I can`t imagine how it would/could work any better really.
2564  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Let's talk PSP launch games!! on: March 03, 2005, 06:58:22 PM
That doesn`t suprise me. EB and their freaking bundles...
2565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My gmail account was hacked on: March 03, 2005, 06:56:33 PM
That sucks bigtime.
2566  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 03, 2005, 06:41:52 PM
Attadude, you really don`t like the graphics? I have a high pc and play all the high end games at high settings and still think BIA has good visuals. Like I said the textures aren`t the best I`ve seen, but not the worst by far either. And when I look closely at stuff I can nitpick it, and the graphics aren`t perfect. But, when just relaxing and playing the game I often find that the visuals do a good job of looking gritty and dirty while still having some nice effects and whatnot going off all around me. Overall, I`d still say I`m impressed by the visuals. Not so much as the tech, but the art behind. What TV are yo on? I`m on a 32inch sony trini HD, and this game runs 480p and it looks nice. I`m glad you`re obviously still enjoying the game, and to each his own, but I`m just confused by you thinking the visuals are crap. Oh, well. Enjoy this game everyone.
2567  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 03, 2005, 06:33:11 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Can't wait to get home and play it tonight.   Thanks for the impressions.


 Eco. You have live! right? If so send me an friend request and we can team up some time. The MP stuff is very fun when you apply some tactics. Great stuff.
2568  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 03, 2005, 10:07:01 AM
Wow, this game rocks. I played for two hours or so of the single player and I spend some time with the multiplayer too.
   
  The graphics are rather impressive as a whole. I`ve seen better textures before, but they certainly aren`t bad. Just a bit muddy. It doesn`t even bother me, but I wanted to let you guys know. The trees and grass all look and move realistically in the wind. Where bullets hit dust clouds pop up. The light bloom lighting(if that`s what it is) is really nice and not overly done at all. Explosions and fire seem to look really great too. The physics are impressive so far too. Like I said as a whole, the graphics are really nice.
   
 The sound is also just as good. Everything sounds real to me. Bullets  hitting the ground,the fence, the metal etc. It helps point out that your getting shot at, and from where. The music is good too so far. The voice acting is a mixed bag. I haven`t really heard enough to say how mixed and which way. It`s certainly not taking anything away from the game. Overall I`m really impressed by the sound so far as well.
 
   The gameplay is loads of fun in both sp and mp. The ai is really solid. Beyond solid. It`s not perfect, but really seems to do it`s job. Since the ai is in both sp and mp, this makes both gamemodes really work for me. If you find a good person to team up with, the mp is really rewarding, for me at least. And the sp game has you doing one fun thing and right on to another.
 
   There`s a story. This isn`t COD which had no story(I still loved this game though). But it isn`t as story driven as half-life or thief or something of that nature. It obviously has more story than any other WWII game though, so it seems.

 As you can tell I like this game so far. I`ll post more after I play more. Later.
2569  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 03, 2005, 03:25:53 AM
http://xbox.gamespy.com/xbox/brothers-in-arms/592505p1.html

 There`s gamespys review. Wow. Another great review. After I visit my "office", I`m off to play. If anyone is going to be on late, and I mean late. Send me an invite. Harpua3 is my gamertag. I`ll still pop back on with impressions sooner than later.
2570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Funniest & Saddest E-mail I've Ever Seen (Now w/ Pic!) on: March 03, 2005, 03:10:26 AM
lol! Ahh, gotta love the 14 year old in all of us.
2571  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How much did it really cost you to finish a game? on: March 03, 2005, 03:08:02 AM
Mafia=pure gaming goodness! Enjoy!
2572  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 03, 2005, 03:03:11 AM
I grabbed it at EB. I just looked through the instructions etc. They do a good enough job it seems. The little map that comes with it is funny enought too. I`ll play some soon enough and post back tonight or tomorrow. Later.
2573  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 02, 2005, 08:33:39 PM
I justed wanted to you guys to know(you probably already do though) that compusas website isn`t very trustable. The website says the one store somewhat near me does have it, yet the guy on the phone said they do not :roll: . I`m not going to drive all over the place in a snowstorm to save 12 bucks. I`m assuming they do have it, and the system just lags...but that`s chance I`m not going to take. Just wanted to give the heads up.
2574  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How much did it really cost you to finish a game? on: March 02, 2005, 07:53:03 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
So I can think it all balanced out, but I enjoy living in fantasy land. biggrin


 I want to move there. Fantasy land, that is. :wink:

 I`m going to have less free time from now on, so I`ll slow down. I figure over the next few months I play my backlog and only pickup a few titles here an there. Or so I say... :twisted: Seriously though, I`m going to slow down like I said and save up for next-gen console/s.
2575  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP size comparison and new videos on: March 02, 2005, 07:50:53 PM
Quote from: "Dafones"
Wow, it's all screen. And it does make the DS look a little clunky. Props to the designers.


 While I do think the PSP has a nice design and is small. Even with the DS having 2 screens, I still wouldn`t call it clunky :wink: .
2576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How much did it really cost you to finish a game? on: March 02, 2005, 07:39:57 PM
After days or weeks of seeing this post and seeing noone reply, I`ll chime in. :wink:
 I just realised a few years ago everytime I bought a game(well, not everytime but...) my wife would go buy something from the gap or something else in the mall. Then we would go out to dinner etc. By the time we got home and I installed the game I realised we had spent...

 $50.00 game of some sort
 $20-50.00ish on something else at the mall
 $25-50.00 dinner
 
 Heh,  went out for a $50 game and spent 100 bucks...WTF?!? Heh. Needless to say she doesn`t go with me to pick up games anymore :roll: . We can`t be spending money to feed and cloth her :wink: .

 But honestly, we have noticed that we are better off just avoiding the mall. The plaza stores are better, park closer, in and out faster, and you don`t spend money on "other" things as easy. For instance I`m going to the mall in a few minutes to pick up a game(alone :wink: )and I`ve already decided to get a hot pretzel. Tongue  Like I said I try to not frequently go to the mall, but the plaza store doesn`t have what I want! :evil:
2577  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Amazing Race 3/01 on: March 02, 2005, 07:28:45 PM
So, I`m curious...is this Rob and Amber from Survivor? I don`t (usually) watch either of these show. The amazing race is usually pretty entertaining though. BTW, when is it on? When I first say this post I though " amazing grace?, why are they posting about it?"... :oops: I need more sleep.
2578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 02, 2005, 07:25:29 PM
I`m heading out in the next hour to grab this. I`m trying to wait a bit to see if compusa gets it in. It`s on sale for 37.99 there compared to 49.99! The website says they have it for sale for delivary, but the two stores around here don`t have it yet. I`m assuming they do, and they just haven`t scanned the boxes and opened up thta stuff yet. I`ll tell you guys if I do infact grab it from compusa or not. Either way it`s fine, I certainly didn`t plan on getting it for 37.99, but that would be nice. Although the compusa is about 15 miles away and the EB is about 3 or 4 and it`s snowing like crazy outside. So I`ll see where I grab it from :wink: .

BTW, here`s the linky to compusa http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=318452&pfp=SEARCH
 It appears to in-store pickup only though. Fine by me, just wanted to let you guys know.
2579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Funniest & Saddest E-mail I've Ever Seen (Now w/ Pic!) on: March 02, 2005, 06:54:17 PM
That`s my sister!!! Lol, just kiddin` :wink: .
2580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HOLY CRAP JACKO! WTF? on: March 02, 2005, 06:52:28 PM
Quote from: "Szgany"
Quote from: "scubabbl"
The subject is all that can be said. I mean, whoa, god damn dude.






 LOL. MJ is related to the Gman...or they are they the same person??? :wink: The Gman sure looks more human than MJ...
2581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dues ex:IW on: March 02, 2005, 06:50:58 PM
I`m about to replay thief3 soon for a second time, but thanks for the suggestion. I agree it`s a great game. I`m going to grab BIA for Xbox today I`ll see if EB has DX:IW. Thanks.
2582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 02, 2005, 06:35:02 PM
http://www.gamerankings.com/itemrankings/launchreview.asp?reviewid=473989

 One more review is in! 9.0 at 1up.
2583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 02, 2005, 06:30:15 PM
I`m grabbing it in a few hours. I won`t be able to play until later though frown . I`ll giev some impressions after I do play though, if I can tear myself away from it.
  As far as teamxbox and Ign having inflated scores, I`ll agree with that sometimes to a degree. But, I`ve really never been mislead by any reviews. Sure maybe one review could be wrong, but more than one. I haven`t ever noticed that before. I know lots of words like Black and white will be thrown around here, but I loved that game! :wink: Plus, the early hands-on impressions have been great. Later.
2584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 02, 2005, 09:58:35 AM
9.5 Presentation
Overall it's a very convincing and exciting production. The perfect blend of history and fun.
9.0 Graphics
The look of the game is undeniably authentic. Character models are the high point here but the environments and effects are also amazing.
9.0 Sound
Very immersive. The chaos of the battlefield never seemed so near. Voice work is good but the actual dialogue is hit or miss.
9.5 Gameplay
The action is intense and engaging. You'll find the tactical elements are simple to use and are well integrated into the overall shooter format.  
9.5 Lasting Appeal
The missions vary a little each time you play them and that's enough reason to try the campaign more than once. Multiplayer is a blast.
9.3 OVERALL
(out of 10 / not an average) -IGN



Gameplay-9.5
Fantastic presentation, solid controls, and a story that rivals most motion pictures. The accuracy to the events and weapons provides an authentic feel that no other WWII game has managed. The multiplayer mode is a refreshing change from the typical deathmatches we see so often.

Graphics-9.2
Even with its framerate hiccups and few graphical anomalies, this is a beauty to play through. The soldier models are some of the most detailed to date and eerily lifelike.

Audio-9.3
The motion picture-like score complements the gameplay to perfection. The voice-acting is believable thanks to the edgy script. Turn up the 5.1 system because this is how a war game should sound.

Longevity-9.1
The single-player campaign should take you anywhere from 10-15 hours depending on the difficulty. There is plenty of incentive to play through at tougher levels with tons of unlockables. The multiplayer modes further extend the replay value.


Next-gen-9.1
While there have been many WWII FPS games before, none have managed to provide a more realistic representation than Brothers in Arms. The fresh multiplayer mode shows that FPS games aren’t just about deathmatches.
Overall 9.4-Teamxbox


 I simply can`t wait. I`ll not going to sleep much tonight! Tongue
2585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HOLY CRAP JACKO! WTF? on: March 02, 2005, 08:28:10 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Come on..he'sa grown man with a plastic surgery fetish that likes to admittedly sleep in a bed full of children. Damn nut job. The guy has some serious issues most likely due to his father.


 I agree.
2586  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dues ex:IW on: March 02, 2005, 08:27:13 AM
SS2 was a great game. And I do have a beefy enough PC I believe. DX:IW is mine! I`ll grab it soon before it disappears from shelves, but play it in a few months once this backlog is gone :wink: .
2587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 02, 2005, 08:12:29 AM
Technically it doesn`t have coop, does it?

 I`m grabbing the xbox version later today. I`ll be on later at night . Rage if you wanna play a bit, my gamertag is Harpua3.
 
 This game looks juts as good as I expected. Both single and multiplayer look like a hoot. Anyone wanting to team up with me, send me a friends request if you want. Later.

 Ahhhh, and here`s this too http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox/900/Brothers-in-Arms-Road-to-Hill-30/p1/...I`m off to read.

 Wow a 9.3 and 9.4 so far! Good stuff indeed.
2588  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dues ex:IW on: March 01, 2005, 11:36:30 PM
I`m not really expecting much. I did see that it was 10 bucks. Wow $3 would have been nice though. :wink: I`ll read up on the reviews. Thanks.
2589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HOLY CRAP JACKO! WTF? on: March 01, 2005, 11:34:37 PM
Quote from: "disarm"
Quote from: "Harpua3"
Did anyone here of this whole hospital lawsuit issue of his now? Wow :shock: !

that hospital lawsuit is a sad excuse for someone to try to milk a little more money out of the guy.  i don't see any way they could possibly hold him responsible for that woman's condition...she was in trouble no matter which room of the hospital they chose to keep her in.  now it sounds like the family is just trying to make some money off an unfortunate set of circumstances.


 I agree with that. Either trouble looks for MJ, or he goes looking for it.
2590  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Things that sound too good to be true... on: March 01, 2005, 11:32:30 PM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
Still.. has anyone here tried Lesko's program?


  Lol, the joker/riddler. Thanks guys, lots of interesting ideas/comments so far. I really do want to know if anyone has used his program though. Anyone else care to comment?
2591  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pre-Workout Meal (No not The Meal) on: March 01, 2005, 10:28:17 PM
Quote from: "Tony"
Pancakes, pancakes, and more pancakes.  Seriously, I get a tremendous amount of energy from eating them, more than any other food laden with carbohydrates.



 For some reason that is funny to me. Kind of like in a Pop-eye kind of way smile .
2592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Funniest & Saddest E-mail I've Ever Seen (Now w/ Pic!) on: March 01, 2005, 10:25:26 PM
Well, I also agree a picture is needed to figure this one out. Even looking average at best I wouldn`t think this would be needed to get a date. There`s a lot of average at best looking guys out there, not me of course Tongue .
 Wow, it really is sad and funny at the same time. How about that! Here`s me--> biggrin  :shock:  :cry: .
2593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HOLY CRAP JACKO! WTF? on: March 01, 2005, 10:18:05 PM
Seriously more people might know him as "wacko jacko" than micheal jackson. Did anyone here of this whole hospital lawsuit issue of his now? Wow :shock: !
2594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dues ex:IW on: March 01, 2005, 10:15:52 PM
This has to be cheap now. Does anyone recommend it at a cheap price(10-20 bucks)? I know when it came out it was buggy etc, but from what I`ve read they fixed most of those issues, is that true? I loved the first one, but I really don`t have any idea of what to expect here. That`s gotta be a good thing. Any comments?
2595  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HOLY CRAP JACKO! WTF? on: March 01, 2005, 08:29:53 PM
Wow his childhood had to have been SUPER bad. I knew it was bad, but for someone to do this to themself...on purpose...wow. Watch out for that pun... :wink:
2596  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Half-Life 2 F/S/T...unplayed account with 5 discs. TAKEN on: March 01, 2005, 05:39:04 PM
So you`re not going to play it?!?!? To each his own. But that is one hell of a game.
2597  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Psi ops help on: March 01, 2005, 05:32:53 PM
Lol, I want good not worthless info :wink: .
2598  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Things that sound too good to be true... on: February 28, 2005, 10:28:58 PM
That`s what I thought for the most part. Does anyone have any ideas of legit methods of working from home? Just curious.
2599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Things that sound too good to be true... on: February 28, 2005, 09:45:58 PM
I always see "work from home and make $$$" and it always seems to be too good to be true. Has anyone around here had any experience with any of it? Is any of it actually legit? Also, what about that crazy guy with the money signs on his shirt(the who says you can get $$$ from the government for rent etc). Is that at all legit? I would think not, but...So spill the beans on this for me. Later.
2600  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Good Xbox Games You May Be Missing... on: February 28, 2005, 09:41:15 PM
I just got second sight and psi ops both for $30.00 new. Both are really worth it so far. Not perfect games, but LOTS of fun each.
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