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2281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No High def for Revolution on: June 14, 2005, 02:19:43 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"

Won't this create a big pain in the ass for multiplatform titles?  They'll create all the ubermega highrez artwork all HD-pretty and then what, have to dumb it down for the Revolution?  

They'll have to do the same "dumbing down" for the PS3 and XBox 360 for the near 85%-90% of those consoles' owners who won't support HD.

As an owner of an HD TV, I am very disappointed with Nintendo's decision to not support it, but I really doubt that THIS decision will hurt their sales in any major way. (They'll take care of that by having a sporadic release schedule and crappy 3rd party support - again.)
2282  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No High def for Revolution on: June 14, 2005, 12:23:18 PM

2283  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tales of Symphonia - Final Verdict? on: May 29, 2005, 05:38:42 AM
Thanks for all the comments!

I started this tonight, and while it's somewhat fun, I am completely lost at the combat right now. I'll keep plugging away.
2284  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tales of Symphonia - Final Verdict? on: May 27, 2005, 06:30:35 PM
Now, that I have finished playing (the great) Thief  2 - Shadows of the Metal Age fan expansion, I am hungering for some console RPG action again. A friend leant me this a while back and think I am going to fire it up at last. Did people generally enjoy this one? Is it worth my 40+ hour investment?
2285  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo - doing quite nicely thank you... on: May 27, 2005, 03:47:46 AM
Apparently, the DS really saved their bacon last year. Not bad for a "gimmicky gadget"! smile (Although, it should be noted that I sure don't own one. LOL)

They have definitely fallen to a distant 3rd now, after possibly briefly holding 2nd when they were down to $99 and the other 2 were still $199. If the X-Box could do... well... ANYTHING in Japan, it would be far, far ahead of Nintendo.

It also looks like Nintendo has seriously downgraded their earning predictions for the next fiscal year due to the floundering gamecube. So, not all is rosy in Nintendo-land. Too bad. I love my little cube, but I wish Nintendo would do whatever it takes to get better (MUCH better) 3rd party support.

For now, I'll just hope the Revolution's controllers don't blow chunks.
2286  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Paper Mario free after $20 gift voucher at EB on: May 27, 2005, 01:47:33 AM
If you can buy Paper Mario 2 for $20, that's a steal. It's a teriffic game.
2287  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FATE Released. (Think Diablo 1 + Nethack. But pretty.) on: May 26, 2005, 05:11:09 PM
I haven't bought it (or played it yet since I can't install it anywhere but c) but I think you get like 3 unlocks for your $20. But, I think you can also plead to the main developer and he will help you out. If Wild Tangent ever goes under, then I think your screwed.
2288  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone Have Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones Impressions? on: May 26, 2005, 12:29:24 AM
Ok, I am puzzled. I have never played Fire Emblem, but the Gamespot video has me intrigued. I understand that the game saves after every turn, so that once you have a character die, there is no way to reload and try the battle again. (ie. you play in "hardcore" mode) So, my question is, what if your entire party gets wiped out? Is it game over? Do you have to start all over?
2289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP/DS] Need help picking a handheld game on the way home.. on: May 23, 2005, 11:04:28 PM
All I can say is that Minish Cap is indeed a teriffic Zelda adventure! smile
2290  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Trailer on: May 19, 2005, 01:38:02 AM
I have been totally ecstatic about this game since E3 of 2004!! I wish they would have announced a release date for this one. I am paranoid it will slip into 2006.
2291  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pic of Xbox 360 on: May 09, 2005, 12:36:41 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the controller looks like a toy? Honestly, if that controller was for the next Nintendo console, I think this forum would be all over it calling it "too kiddie".

Otherwise, I like the look of the new X-Box.
2292  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Revolution-info. WOW! on: May 07, 2005, 01:25:11 PM
IGN Cube's editor debunked Aries as a fraud. I wouldn't believe any of the stuff he posts, or at least not get my hopes up based on them.
2293  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GCN] Gamecube component video? on: May 05, 2005, 03:40:40 AM
Just an FYI for those who may want one of these component video cables and is fed up with waiting for Nintendo. My LikSang order status changed to shipping today, so it would seem they really do have them in stock.

I can't wait to see Metroid Prime and RE4 in progressive scan in a week or two...or four! smile
2294  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / x-play on re4? on: May 04, 2005, 04:21:02 PM
Personally, my favorite G4 show is CINEMATECH~! Man, I love that, though they need to quit piping in crappy music.
2295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GCN] Gamecube component video? on: May 03, 2005, 02:34:48 AM
Thanks for the info guys! smile

Chaz, I ordered mine from LikSang. I have ordered from them in the past and had no problems. It's $5 more than from Nintendo, but at least I don't have to wait till June.

2296  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GCN] Gamecube component video? on: May 02, 2005, 10:54:48 PM
Anyone here own and use the Gamecube component video cables? Does the upgrade to progressive scan really make a difference? I know the cube only does 480p so it isn't true hi def, but was wondering if p-scan alone makes a big difference. (I hope so as I have some on the way! smile )
2297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GameStop Acquires EB Games on: April 18, 2005, 04:28:30 PM
This is a sad day for gamers. No matter what you think of either store today, you are better off having two options instead of just one.
2298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / March Console Software and Hardware Figures on: April 16, 2005, 05:36:19 PM
I was curious so I went to EB's page and looked at how many forhcoming games EB has listed for each console.

PS2 - 94 games. (nice)
X-Box - 86 games. (I found this to be VERY high considering they are releasing the X-Box 360, THIS year. Well done.)
Gamecube - 22 games. (Seriously.)

#'s aren't everything of course. I am not sure how many of those 94 or 86 games I would actually want. But still, Nintendo doesn't even appear to be trying other than a couple of big titles.

Nintendo, you are a tough company to love.
2299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Worldwide Console Sales Data post o' death.... on: March 30, 2005, 08:44:31 PM
Actually, if you want to blame someone for Sega getting out of the console making business, it would be far more appropriate to blame Sony than Nintendo.
2300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 03/15/05 on: March 15, 2005, 08:56:08 PM
Also today:

Red Dwarf seasons 5 and 6!!!!!!~!
2301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Summoner 2 - another solid Cube title, any others? on: March 08, 2005, 05:17:47 PM
My faves:

Eternal Darkness
Metroid Prime
Skies of Arcadia: Legends
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Mario Sunshine
Simpsons Hit and Run and Simpsons Road Rage
Star Wars Rogue Leader
Soul Calibur 2
Lord of the Rings TTA

Currently playing Resident Evil 4. It's gorgeous, but I am not sure the game is great yet, but I am early on.
2302  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Iwata pretty much concedes next generation, kinda sorta on: March 05, 2005, 05:36:13 PM
Quote from: "Sarkus"
but it means they may very well become the Apple of video games - respected and known for quality, but only a fractional player.

I think they already ARE in that role. And, as long as they are profitable at it, they will continue to revel in it.

Having said that, when I read Iwata's comments last night, I had a sinking feeling. I see me playing my cube throughout the next generation, unless Revolution is better than I fear it will be, or unless MS or Sony actually come out with games I want to play.
2303  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Birthday gaming Haul!!! on: March 02, 2005, 10:38:43 PM
So every X-mas and birthday I always list a bunch of games I want for my family and usually maybe get 1 or 2 of them. Well yesterday, I got FIVE of them! I was actually somewhat appalled at the onslaught of games I received. If I could quantify my (already considerable) gaming backlog with a number, today I would have to add an exponent to it! Here's what I got:

Resident Evil 4 - (used with no manual... grrrr.)
Mario Kart Double Dash - FUN!
Need For Speed Underground
Mario Golf
Spiderman 2

2304  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GCN controller on the PC? on: March 02, 2005, 10:35:44 PM
Got my adaptor this week. I only have had a brief time to fool with it, but after some minor frustration and reconnects of the USB port, I got it working perfectly. Yes, both analog sticks are supported!!!

Thanks for the link GatorFavre!!!
2305  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Eternal Darkness: what a cool game! on: March 01, 2005, 06:39:12 PM
One of my favorite games EVER, and reason enough on its own why the cube rules!!!! smile

Have a blast! Remember if you win on all 3 colors you get the "final" ending. smile
2306  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / For the love of god: Help me find an RPG on: February 25, 2005, 03:21:48 PM
Honestly, looking at what you like in this generation, I would suggest looking at some more PC RPGs.
2307  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just bought an N64.. on: February 17, 2005, 08:53:27 PM
When my gamecube to USB adaptor arrives, I am going to play MM emulated so I can bypass that HORRIFIC save game system. I am very excited about it!
2308  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced on: February 17, 2005, 04:48:04 PM
I found this used at an EB a couple nights ago (my first sighting of this game in ANY store in weeks) and picked it up. So far I have... read the manual. lol. I tried to start it last night, but when they were trying to explain to me how to snowball fight, my eyes were drooping and I had to go to sleep. smile

I'll post some impressions when I actually get a chance to try it out!
2309  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: this may help on: February 14, 2005, 08:12:40 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"

Same here on the store as a whole. One question though - does this support both analog sticks of the PS2/Cube? Would make for a nice controller...

I'll let you know when mine arrives. Rest assured I will be quite angry if it does not.
2310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GCN controller on the PC? on: February 14, 2005, 04:51:44 PM
But the Dreamcast sold in much larger #s in Japan than the XBox ever has. The X-Box has like NO presence in Japan at all.
2311  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GCN controller on the PC? on: February 14, 2005, 03:30:06 PM
My guess is that it's a Japanese product. The X-Box is nothing in Japan.
2312  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My new little system, again... on: February 14, 2005, 04:42:21 AM
Have fun with the cube! I just got done playing mine for around 3 hours! smile

If you haven't tried it, make sure you get Eternal Darkness! Awesome game.
2313  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GCN controller on the PC? on: February 14, 2005, 04:40:45 AM
Thanks! smile
2314  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GCN controller on the PC? on: February 14, 2005, 01:49:50 AM
Does anyone know if there is such a product as a Gamecube controller to USB adaptor? I would really love to use a GCN controller on my PC as a gamepad. Anyone heard of such a thing? Thanks! smile
2315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just won Vampire Bloodlines and... (*minor spoilers*) on: February 13, 2005, 10:52:36 PM
Quote from: "Gryndyl"
The title of this thread drives me insane everytime I see it  :?

er... why? Would you like me to rename it?
2316  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just won Vampire Bloodlines and... (*minor spoilers*) on: February 10, 2005, 10:34:24 PM
The first half of VTM:B certainly does not have an overabundance of combat. The 2nd half is almost entirely combat centric. Having a lot of combat isn't in and of itself a bad thing for an RPG, but in Vampire's case - where the combat is very clunky and a poor mix of action and stats - coupled with the fact that combat tended to drag my framerate down close to 0 fps - made the 2nd half extremely frustrating for me. (How's that for a run on sentence?!)

I would probably agree that as a whole, VTM:B is below the norm in combat density, but not in the 2nd half or final 3rd of it! smile
2317  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Netflix delays shipping of high volume customers on: February 09, 2005, 03:29:51 PM
This policy cost Netflix one customer (me) last year. You can't tease me with ultra-quick turnaround time at first and then take it away. Oh well, I just wanted to go thru DS9 anyway. Once I finished it, I cancelled. smile
2318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced on: February 07, 2005, 10:45:01 PM
Ok, now that Zelda is out of my GBA backlog, I am very interested in trying to track this one down. (It seems to have become quite scarce since the FF1-2 GBA game came out.) Anyway, I know I have read several people around here talk about how it's their favorite, most addictive GBA game. Could some of you fans please explain why it's so great to me? My guess is it's a Japanese styled turn based RPG. What makes it so special and so much better than the others? (I'm not disputing the claim, I am genuinely interested in what makes it so great!) Thanks! smile
2319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Any Zelda impressions? on: February 07, 2005, 10:41:46 PM
I finished it this weekend. Definitely a great game, and the prettiest I have seen on the GBA. (I played a bit on a friend's DS this weekend, and it looked beautiful.) I thought the end boss was challenging and satisfying when I beat him. I did get a little tired of the whole charge your sword and split Link into 4 Links deal. I thought it was overdone at the end. It's almost like Nintendo is obsessed with subconciously SHOVING Four Swords down our throats... but I digress. Not as great as Link to the Past, but still highly recommended. smile
2320  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP Launch Details March 24, $249 on: February 04, 2005, 06:52:53 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
Oh yeah - I can pass the puck around with the best of them. Putting it in the net is another story. 60 shots on net with no goals is pretty much how I play.

Heh... sounds like me and my brother playing... well, every NHL game after NHL 98 for the PC! smile
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