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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? on: September 26, 2005, 06:41:41 PM
Just played Xbox version of TW06.  Its much better than 05.  The putting requires that you actually look at the lie now (not guess where the caddy tells you.)  THere are also some better multiplayer modes like a target type competition.  THe HUD is improved as well.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? on: September 20, 2005, 09:33:10 PM
I don't usually do preorders unless theres some kind of extra SO...

I just preordered:
Civilization 4 (with bonus)
Black and White 2 (with bonus)
X3: Reunion (with bonus)

83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Space Rangers 2? on: August 25, 2005, 06:12:22 PM
Quote from: "Eno"
I have never heard of this game...  reading about it, is it like an RPG with Morrowind like freedom, or what? :?:

Its kind of like a turn-based top-down ELITE.  With an optional RTS ground battle dealy.

I love the way they set up the turn-based system BTW.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vote for which type of Bioware game you want next! on: August 22, 2005, 10:52:12 PM
How about another Planescape?
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doh on: August 21, 2005, 09:41:39 PM
I woulda voted for the original fallout  slywink
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top 5 games you'd like to see re-made? on: August 20, 2005, 09:34:00 AM
A GREAT remake would be:

Speedball 2: The Remake.

-Character stats
-Creat your own teams
-Special moves
-Improved Graphics  (Dont screw with the overhead view though)

--etc etc...  

Just checking out some old posts...  I love these topics.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top 5 games you'd like to see re-made? on: August 20, 2005, 09:29:22 AM
Quote from: "Fez"
"Master of Magic" here!

Although, I also have soft spots for "The Wizard's Crown" and "Autoduel".

HOLY *#&$*#&$( $&#*($&  $*#$(& #$!
You're the only guy I've ever heard that knows that game!  I own original APPLE and C64 versions of "The Wizards Crown"... I'm still looking for the sequel... Its called..... DOH i dont remember.

AAAAND I own a mint copy of the THICK master of magic strategy guide (and the game)

---->  They don't make 'em like they used to.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top 5 games you'd like to see re-made? on: August 20, 2005, 09:27:07 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Nobunaga's Ambition
Space Hulk
Star Control II
Star Flight II
TIE Fighter
Wing Commander III

Shogun: Total War on the R:TW engine.
I'd love to see X-Com with a graphical overhaul.

Semaj, I love the idea of a new Baseball Stars!  Don't even care about the MLB license since the game was all about making the team and players!  Another NES baseball game I loved was Dusty Diamond All-Star Softball.

I'm sure there are more (Dune II, which was already done -- do it again!).  Desert Commander on the NES...  A Boy and His Blob...

I know this is like from forever ago....  BUT:

Nobunaga's Ambition = ROTTK in Japan

And ROTTK is on Version 10....
Released in 2005  :wink:

(I loved Nobunaga's Ambition smile )
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Caesar IV Announced on: August 20, 2005, 09:21:46 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  I hope it blows stronghold away! ( I like stronghold by the way)
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CG Challenge- PC Game on: August 20, 2005, 09:10:56 AM
I like to think I know what the hell is going on....


91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Space Rangers 2? on: August 20, 2005, 09:07:00 AM
Yah! Just got it today...  Took a break from my freakin' greuling schedule to play tonight... I love it!  Details later if you're interested...
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My PC Games to Play After Wednesday List on: August 17, 2005, 04:50:31 PM
Playing through now:
X2: The Threat
(Gran Turismo 4 - non PC, of course)
(Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - non PC)

Xcom (still just as good!)
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

Just purchased:
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
Silent Hunter III
Space Rangers 2
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
(Makai Kingdom)
(Atelier Iris)
(Stella Deus)
(Xenosaga II)
(Suikoden IV)

Will be purchasing soon:
Dungeon Siege II
Black and White II
Earth 2160
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Space Rangers 2? on: August 16, 2005, 10:08:02 PM
Quote from: "wonderpug"
Yeah, kind of confusing.  Gogamer's Space Rangers is Space Rangers 2, which includes 1.

Ahh Nice.  I guess I could've looked at the picture of the box and seen the "2" huh?   :lol:

Anyway thanks for the help and NICE avatar YOJIMBO! (or Mifune or Toshiro or ...)  smile
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Space Rangers 2? on: August 16, 2005, 09:43:11 PM
I've seen a couple reviews and info on Space Rangers 1 and 2.  Where in the heck to I buy them?  I see space Rangers 1 at but not 2.  I'd like to get 2 since it seems like 1 comes with it anyway.  Can anyone tell me where to get this?
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The oldies are calling me back on: August 10, 2005, 03:45:32 PM
Ironic seeing this post... I just fired up X-Com on the dos emulator dosbox last week (i think thats what its called)  And have been playing all the way through.  I don' t know if any of you recall an article in CGW recently that stated that old games aren't as fun now as they were when they were new... What a bunch of HOOEY!  Xcom (for me at least) is still just as engaging and fun even with the old graphics engine.  

In fact it was that article that made me try it out to see if he was right.  Thank god he was wrong! smile
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion Q&A is posted on: July 28, 2005, 02:32:25 PM
Fantastic!  Keep stuff like that coming!  Love the article guys nice job.

-PJ biggrin
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Preview on: June 10, 2005, 10:30:50 PM
GEE THANKS RON!  That stinkin' preview has got me playing Morrowind AGAIN...  On the XBOX no less.  *sigh*  Get Oblivion released already...  :lol:
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My Wife Gone for 5 Days: Now 13 weeks! on: June 09, 2005, 12:42:28 AM
Thx guys.  biggrin   Lot of work.  *whew*  Actually you all can make your own.  Just check out that site I linked up there to find out how.  There's plenty of resources and a great community willing to help out:

It was nice to take a break after I got all the 4 player controls working.  Picked up Fate ( and Mount & Blade ( because of the CG forums.  Been playing those for a week to take a break from the arcade box.  Thanks again guys!
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I didn't game for 5 weeks.... FOR THIS! on: June 08, 2005, 11:47:40 PM
I didn't game for 5 weeks... to work on THIS!  (So I definitely haven't "moved on".),38049.0.html

Oh and you'll all be charged 25 cents a game... when i get the coin door installed.  Tongue  biggrin
100  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Gaming in schools on: June 03, 2005, 06:04:03 PM

Like this is new?  Anyone remember all the typing tutors?  or Math blaster? Lemonade stand?  Where in the **** is Carmen Sandiego?  Even Oregon Trail!  All from the 80s!

Now I didn't read the whole article so maybe these are mentioned, but DUH!
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Preview on: June 03, 2005, 04:24:04 PM
Hey Ron,

Did they talk about system requirements and what effect different levels of PC power would have on the Game?  

It sounds like the game is DVD only too, which is good. smile

I assume the release date is sometime after the 360 is released.  Or is the PC version coming out sooner?
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FALLOUT 3 on: May 25, 2005, 12:29:36 AM
Quote from: "Turtle"
Likewise, turn based games have their own strangeness to them that I find odd, especially apparent in RPGs like Fallout.

Man everyone has an opinion.  No one is right.   :twisted:  

 Die hard/Old School Fans of Fallout just want the same engine and mechanincs with a new story with maybe some added weapons, characters, perks etc. etc.

It seems that new(er?) fans of Fallout like the atmosphere of Fallout (post-apoc environment) but want the newer "trendy" type engines (FPS, RTS, MMORPGs)

Me, I'm one of the former.  I would love them to keep the "engine" relatively the same and add new content.  I don't see why they can't do what they did with Fallout:BOS...  Provide both types of combat (RT and TB).

For those of you that want a MMORPG:  How do you preserve the environment of Fallout if everyone is a hero?  A license like Mad Max would probably make much more sense and give you the atmosphere you want.  (also make sure everyone looking for something like this looks at Auto Assault)

Personally, I doubt us diehards will ever see another "licensed" Fallout like the first two.  The new game will probably be "real-time" and "first-person."  But thats just speculation.  In reality, none of us knows what Bethsoft is going to do.  But from all the interviews I've read, the team doing the development is well aware of what made the original Fallouts great.

In the end, I think that the die hards get pissed off because if the great name of Fallout becomes tainted (much like Master of Orion 3 tainted the MOO series), then we have just lost another great franchise to history in our long career of playing great games.  Most of us (probably) feel like the direction of games in general now is way off course.  You can usually identify a die hard by them constantly repeating, "They just don't make 'em like they used to."

I won't be totally disappointed if Fallout 3 isn't like 1 or 2.  As long as its good and still has some of the elements of the originals I'll be happy. smile  

I've had to get used to things changing in the gaming world.  These kids just don't like the stuff I liked as a kid. slywink

Here's to hoping for Fallout 3!  Make it great Bethsoft!
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anything on Black and White 2? on: May 20, 2005, 11:09:51 PM
Did anyone get anything on Black and White 2?
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A watershed moment for PC Gamers on: May 20, 2005, 04:18:15 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Unfortunately Jack much of the areas you listed that the PC is strong in are in massive decline.  In particular, every RPG franchise you listed is dead.

If this is the case it is Extremely unfortunate.  I can't live without my Fallouts, Master of orions, civilizations, X-coms, star controls and X2s.

Good thing HOMM 5, Fallout 3, Civ 4, X3 and NN2 are coming! slywink

(wow all sequels...  Time for a new breakout franchise!)
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A watershed moment for PC Gamers on: May 20, 2005, 04:13:03 PM
Quote from: "Toe"

Sports games like ESPN FOOTBALL, SSX, Tony Hawk, Basketball, Winning Eleven, Golf are generally better for the console market

Do you think some of their popularity on consoles is due to the genre more than anything else? Meaning, you watch football on TV, so therefore playing it on TV fits better than playing it on a computer. While I do not own a sports title for my PC, it would seem like if enough time was spent developing it, it could be more fun using keyboard and mouse (kind of RTSish). Wouldn't it be cool if you could actually mouse-click where your quarterback is going to throw the ball? Seems like it would be neat to me ~shrug~. But, I just do not think the "target" audience for football games have PCs, hence thats why sports games tend to be on consoles, not because they play better.

Hmmm..  I am a big PC guy.  I like consoles too.  But I can tell you because of the way these sports games are made (maybe if they changed how the games was playted) reaction times and control layout is highly important.  So if someone was going to play them on a PC they would probably have a gamepad.  So why not just have it on the console.  Plus Sports games are great side-by-side multiplayer games.  PCs can do LAN or internet well.  but consoles do four guys on the couch well. smile
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow FOR DS. *sigh* on: May 19, 2005, 10:45:37 PM
Quote from: "Tebunker"
You can still play ANY and ALL of the GBA games on your Cube, on your TV, get a gameboy player for the Cube, and have at you 2d gaming glory!

I KNEW someone was going to say that. slywink ->

Yeah I've got one.... And thats not a bad deal except that it actually goes backwards as far as graphics and sound quality as compared to say... the PS one.  Which is where Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is.  But you've got a bit of a point.  I would just like the use of the CUBE hardware.  Besides you know what I'm REALLY talking about here. I think AGTFOX is probably the closest to target here except that I think Viewtiful Joe did pretty well didn't it?  I mean its not old school Metroid or Castlevania but its 2D right?

  Its too bad the big boys own rights to the good stuff.  We need some Indie developer to help us out in this arena.

Oh well, its not like I can do anything about it except buy good 2D games for consoles.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A watershed moment for PC Gamers on: May 19, 2005, 08:15:15 PM
Different game types excel on different platforms.  For example:

Big time strategy games (turn based or RTS) like heroes of might and magic, master of orion, x-com, wargames, starcraft, civilization etc. fit great for the armchair general and his/her PC.

Story, menu driven and relatively light RPGs like final fantasy go great on Consoles.

In depth RPGs like any of the gold box games, wizardry, might and magic, planescape, temple of elemental evil fit well on the PC.  (especially anything that can be MODDED)

Sports games like ESPN FOOTBALL, SSX, Tony Hawk, Basketball, Winning Eleven, Golf are generally better for the console market.

Simulations like Freespace, X2, B-17, Elite, Silent Hunter, Privateer, X-wing vs Tie Fighter fit much better in the PC realm.

Fighting games like Killer Instinct, Street Fighter, Virtua Fighter, Samurai Showdown and Tekken fit better on the Consoles.

Right now, highly competitive FPS is better on the PCs because of the quick controls most FPSers are used to (also with hi competeition mice like the Razer Diamondback)
(I still cant understand how people can like using a Control Pad in FPSes!)

The list goes on.  Of course as Consoles become more capable of using PC type input devices like mice and keyboards and become more internet capable then some of this becomes less relevant and consoles will work better.

We will eventually end up with game dedicated machines that are both console-like and PC-like.  It'll be a PConsole. smile
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow FOR DS. *sigh* on: May 19, 2005, 08:03:26 PM

I suppose the days of great platformers for next gen systems are about dead.  Except for the Viewtiful Joe series all the other greats have gone to 3D pot.  Metroid is now a shell of its former self.  Castlevania is now a shell.  Rygar is a shell.  Blaster Master Turned into a shell a LONG time ago.

All the good platformers are on handhelds now ->  I will never play them. (edit: ok maybe a little bit slywink )  Why?  I have an Xbox, Gamecube and PS2.  Why would I seek out and play games on a handheld?  I don't travel much.

Why don't they take after viewtiful Joe?  I would love to see another 2D super graphics game like Symphony of the Night or old school metroid or old school ... you get the picture.  The new 3D games are NOTHING like the previous versions.  NOt even the Mario series (even though they got that one right)

So tell me whats wrong with doing a 2D platformer on a high-end system?  You can still make it with great graphics!  The soundtrack could be even better!  

I'd buy the next gen Castlevania 2D platformer for $50... Would you?

(a new Einhander would be fantastic too biggrin)

109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top 5 games you'd like to see re-made? on: May 19, 2005, 07:52:13 PM
-> X-Com
-> Master of Magic
-> Master of Orion
-> Elite
-> System Shock
-> Fallout
-> Legacy of the Ancients
-> Star Control 2
-> Planet's Edge  (=X-com + Star Control 2)

Now I'm not only saying that I want remakes... I'd take a kick ass sequel that contains all the elements that made the previous game great. biggrin
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top priority lists on: April 16, 2005, 08:40:38 PM
Quote from: "Rob_Merritt"
Quote from: "Jack Burton"
10) Anything from Bullfrog.. What they're dead?  *sigh* /me Makes wish

They still exist. Quite a few of the Bullfrog team that still is at EA UK (the Bullfrog office building is HQ for EA UK). Don't get too excited. They recently finished work on Catwoman. Yes, THAT Catwoman.

I figure the main force of Bullfrog now exists in the new form known as Lionhead. slywink  I just wish they'd remake Magic Carpet, Syndicate and Dungeon Keeper.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / overall reccomended PS2 games on: April 15, 2005, 03:55:25 PM
Games that I am CONSTANTLY PLAYING over and over for PS2:

-Gran Turismo series
-Tony Hawk series  
-Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors series
-Romance of the Three Kingdoms series
-Winning Eleven (soccer) series
-SSX series (SSX 3 is fantastic!)
-Beyond Good and Evil
-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Actually a PS1 game)

Just get the latest of whatever series.  Except for maybe the ROTTK series.  There you'll just have to read some reviews and see which ROTTK style you'd like.
112  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII (8) on: April 13, 2005, 12:10:29 AM
Quote from: "Hrothgar"
I should have pointed it out, but you do need the network adapter to connect the hard drive and not all hard drives fit the network adapter (Western Digital being the primary culprit that doesn't fit).  It's possible to jury rig something that will allow any drive to fit, but it's usually easier to use a Maxtor or Seagate or something.

Btw.  Even though it's practically impossible to explain why, the quote in your sig is the best in the movie.  That's saying something given the great one liners.

Roger that.  I've got the HD from FFXI and the Net adapter so I'm already all set.

REMINDER:  If anyone finds ROTTK VIII --> LET ME KNOW!
113  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII (8) on: April 12, 2005, 09:35:26 PM
Quote from: "Hrothgar"
You know what Jack Burton always says at a time like this.



I'm also sorry I can't help you.  In fact, I've been keeping an eye out for one myself.

Have you considered using Hd Loader?  It doesn't  work with the slimline PStwo and you do need a hard drive, but less risk of busting disks when you're not swapping them out all the time.  It's especially good for strategy games and games you play over and over.

Jack Burton...  ME!  slywink

Nice!  I didn't know about that and I DOOO have a hard drive.  I will probably go pick that sucker up.  Thanks for the info!  Fantastic.
114  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / R U in a Fry's state? want to trade a Jade Empire on: April 12, 2005, 03:38:02 PM
Hey Mytocles,

You don't happen to have Poy Poy or Bust-a-Groove 1 or 2 (PS1) do you?  I live near a frys smile
115  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII (8) on: April 07, 2005, 03:47:06 PM
Anyone have this and want to sell it?  Mine busted.  *sigh*
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Romance of the Three Kingdoms X on: April 07, 2005, 03:31:42 PM

/does a jig

Any news you guys can get on this would be great!  THX!

Me = Biggest fan of ROTTK
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Impressions! (pg. 2) on: April 06, 2005, 11:23:43 PM
Quote from: "Ascendent"
The reviews have been so-so, and I'm leaning towards waiting. I'll probably get DDS2 eventually, but not until a price drop or two.

With Atlus games this normally doesn't happen.


And sometimes Atlus games go out of print and leave those that already haven't bought a copy with a price RAISE.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top priority lists on: April 06, 2005, 10:03:51 PM

Check out:

1) Anything from Atlus
2) Fallout 3 (and ES4: Oblivion, Bethesda)
3) Anything from Lionhead (Black and White 2, The Movies, Rag Doll Kung Fu)
4) Anything on next-gen consoles
5) Anything from KOEI (especially another ROTTK game)
6) Anything from Square-Enix
8 ) Get the wrap on any or all RPGs (PC or CONSOLE)
9) Get the wrap on any or all Turn-Based Strategy games (PC or CONSOLE)

10) Anything from Bullfrog.. What they're dead?  *sigh* /me Makes wish
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Log of U-73 (SHIII w/many pics) on: April 01, 2005, 11:23:44 PM
I'm wondering why I don't already own a copy of Silent Hunter III... Especially since gogamer has it for $28!!!
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Classic games? Do I know 'em all? on: April 01, 2005, 11:15:32 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Sorry, Jack, but I've had to remove the link to that site out of your post. While I've visited there myself in the past, that place is basically one step away from piracy.

Yes, it's nothing but old games that aren't available in stores anymore, but none of those games have truly been released into the public domain.

And yes, I know there are exceptions (X-Com, the older Grand Theft Auto titles, among a few others).

You're more than welcome to continue the discussion though. I for one loved some of my classic PC titles. Heck - I still own some of the ancient things (the first two Wing Commanders for example) for reasons I still can't explain.

Understood...  I grabbed this quote from thier site just as an FYI to anyone that goes there:
Despite the illegal status of abandonware, we believe that we are offering a valuable service to the gaming community: classic game collectors have a chance to retrieve games that have otherwise been lost or rendered defective with the passage of time. As our Disclaimer printed on every page makes clear, we will gladly remove download links to any game that is either 1) still being sold by the publisher, or 2) at the request of the publishers themselves. Encouraging publishers to continue publishing great classics of yore has always been this site's foremost goals, and we will gladly link to the publisher's order or download site without hesitation should they make their products available again, whether commercially or as freeware.

That said, we are continually seeking permission from copyright holders to distribute their games on this site. If you are a copyright holder and would like to grant us permission (or request that your games be taken off-line, as the case may be), please contact us.

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