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1041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / First 10 minutes of Lost Planet on: December 24, 2006, 04:56:30 AM
Xboxyde has streaming vids of the first 10 minutes of Lost Planet. Look about halfway down the page.

All I can say is WOW. It looks pretty awesome. Decent voice acting and really sweet graphics. I'm definitely getting this game.

http://www.xboxyde.com/news_3908_en.html
1042  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gah! Job Related. Which new job would you take? on: December 22, 2006, 09:35:16 PM
Apparently your idea of a commute is a horseback ride into the valley of the Planet of the Apes.
1043  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gah! Job Related. Which new job would you take? on: December 22, 2006, 06:34:37 PM
Quote
I refuse to sit for hours in my car, and can't really understand how people can do it.

Because for some people, it's a legitimate tradeoff for living in an area that is affordable, has good neighborhoods or allows a decent lifestyle. For example, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. The traffic here is awful during commute time but the quality of life in the area is really nice and a lot of people tolerate the traffic.

If the commute for job 1 consisted of sitting in traffic then I'd tend to lean more towards job 2, but since he said the commute for job 1 is through country roads with very little or no traffic, then it doesn't sound like a dealbreaker.
1044  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gah! Job Related. Which new job would you take? on: December 22, 2006, 07:33:33 AM
Personally, I'd take job #1. Having the extended off-time is much better in the long run if you want to have any semblance of a personal life. Also, in job 1 you oversee fewer employees. On job #2, having to work every other Saturday sucks. You'll always feel shortchanged on the weekends.
1045  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Non-Microsoft USB wireless adapters for Xbox 360 on: December 21, 2006, 07:07:14 PM
Okay, I call upon the the GT collective to help answers a question.

I have a friend who just got an Xbox 360. He wants to get Xbox Live working on it and needs a wireless USB adapter. Now he could just get the Microsoft one which is a bit overpriced, or I could give him a spare Linksys USB wireless adapter I have lying around. More specificially, it's the Linksys WUSB54GS. Does anyone know if this works with the 360? More generally, do 3rd party USB wireless adapters work with the 360?

I tried asking Linksys if their stupid product worked and the support drone told me that wireless was built into the 360. Umm, yeah. Thanks for nothing. :icon_confused:
1046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Those still looking for a Wii or PS3 on: December 18, 2006, 02:17:32 AM
I went to EB Games today to pick up some other stuff and asked the sales drone when he thought I could just walk into a store and pick up a Wii. He said probably not until the end of January.

 Guess I'll be waiting until the end of January.
1047  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Life is Good (Major personal announcements) on: December 16, 2006, 08:11:44 PM
Congratulations! Although it would have WAY cooler if you proposed to her on the Dr. Demento show. icon_biggrin
1048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else pick up Castlevania: PoR? on: December 10, 2006, 06:15:41 AM
Are you holding down the right shoulder button before pulling the special moves?

Great game. I like the dual character angle. I think Charlotte is a more effective character than what's his name.
1049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next batch of Wiis? on: December 04, 2006, 02:30:51 AM
I showed up at Circuit City this morning at 7 am. They had 22, I was like 30th in line. Went across the street to Toys R Us where they were selling 40. I was like 50th in line.

I must be the only one here that can't get one of these damn things.
1050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Update bricked my box?? on: December 03, 2006, 03:54:13 AM
The last dashboard update before this latest one bricked my 360. What you are experiencing is exactly what happened to mine. Luckily for me I had bought an extended warranty when I got it at Best Buy a year ago and ended up getting a replacement unit. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do. Once it is bricked, it can only be repaired/replaced by MS. I recall that the previous update did brick a fair number of units. When I took the latest update today, I was crossing my fingers it would work, which it did. It's ridiculous that we have to play Russian Roulette every time one of these stupid updates comes out.
1051  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Britney has finally done it.......**NSFW LINK** on: December 01, 2006, 06:14:55 PM
http://thesuperficial.com/2006/11/29/britney-spears-crotch-again-03.jpg

I get the crabs just looking at this picture of her. She looks like a drugged out 10 dollar hooker.
1052  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Britney has finally done it.......**NSFW LINK** on: November 28, 2006, 10:38:23 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 28, 2006, 10:33:25 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on November 28, 2006, 10:27:45 PM

LOL, that's quite the C-section scar she has on her.

Now excuse me while I go take a shower...

Weren't both of her kids delivered that way?

I believe so, which I guess confirms that those photos are the real thing.
1053  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Britney has finally done it.......**NSFW LINK** on: November 28, 2006, 10:27:45 PM
LOL, that's quite the C-section scar she has on her.

Now excuse me while I go take a shower...
1054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Thanksgiving GT on: November 23, 2006, 04:56:03 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all you guys. You are the best.

Eat turkey until you explode, go play videogames, then go shopping!
1055  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Magazine Subscriptions on: November 21, 2006, 10:48:10 PM
I get:

Computer Games Magazine - the best of the big three computer gaming mags IMO.
PC Lamer, er I mean Gamer - Every year I tell myself I am not going to renew and every year I end up renewing. Not this year.
Computer Gaming World/GFW - I am letting the sub run out and not renewing. They are no longer relevant.
Official Xbox Magazine - Another I will let run out without renewing. I'm tired of the poorly written reviews and their lame editorial comments.
EGM - A free sub I got this year. I barely even read it before tossing it in the garbage.
Maxim - Somehow I ended up with a free 5 year subscription. It's free and has many purty pictures.

So by this time next year, I should be down to two magazines.
1056  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm Getting Ready to Dump TiVo on: November 21, 2006, 12:08:20 AM
Out of curiosity, what is the timeframe DTV gave you when the switch to MPEG-4 is going to happen?
1057  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How much credit card debt does your household have? on: November 20, 2006, 08:35:24 PM
My wife and I have two credit cards. One has a running total of $1000-2000 a month. It's used for large purchases, emergencies and as a designated card for business expenses that will be reimbursed. The other card is our everyday card which we always pay off at the end of the month.

One thing I can never understand is people who have literally 15-20 or more credit cards. Hell, who ever needs more than one or two? To carry more than that is inviting trouble. Luckily for me, I've never been tempted to get drawn into the credit black hole.
1058  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: 360 Play and Charge Kit on: November 17, 2006, 10:01:12 PM
Yeah, I have one that I used for the past year. I now have the dual batter charger doohickey thing so I don't need the Play and Charge cable. PM your address and I'll send you the cable and controller battery for free.
1059  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: 360 Controller Charger, USB printer cable (HP pref) on: November 17, 2006, 06:58:57 PM
Are you talking about the 360 charger cable that you hook up from the controller to the USB port of the console to charge the battery in the controller?
1060  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tivo going Peer to Peer. on: November 17, 2006, 06:57:32 PM

Quote from: HankRaptor on November 17, 2006, 01:03:01 AM

TiVo ROCKS... They need to lower the price of the HD tivo get with the damn program.

Not to give away anything that could get me fired, but I think by next spring/summer you will be pleasantly surprised.
1061  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: He-Man is clearly gay. on: November 15, 2006, 05:01:16 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 15, 2006, 04:29:23 AM

My wife caught She-Ra on TV and it became VERY clear to me that He-Man is clearly gay. 

Pink shirt, skin-tight undershirt, purple fuzzy undies on the outside, white pants with pink fuzzy boots.  Couple that with bleach blonde hair with dark black eyebrows and it becomes clear that He-Man bats for She-Ra's team.   

LOL, it only took you like 20 years to figure this out? Welcome to 2006 my friend!
1062  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tony Hawk Project 8 Review for PS3 and 360 on: November 13, 2006, 03:06:02 AM
Am I the only one who is sick and tired of the Tony Hawk games? I tried the demo, but it felt like more of the same.
1063  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viva Pinata? on: November 12, 2006, 11:42:48 PM
Not much else to say other than, this game is deceivingly addicting. I am officially hooked. This game deserves to be a massive hit.
1064  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: New, in box, sealed Dell 17" LCD monitor for sale **PRICE DROPPED AGAIN** on: November 11, 2006, 10:22:15 PM
Dang! Kobra buys EVERYTHING!  icon_lol
1065  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Gears of War-Impressions on: November 10, 2006, 07:38:03 PM

Quote from: shaggydoug on November 10, 2006, 06:38:46 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on November 10, 2006, 06:25:05 PM

Anyone see the irony in this?

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=69805

An EA official talking about lack of innovation in Gears of War. That's pretty hilarious.

There is of course a big debate over in the epic forums about this. 

My question....define innovation....and with that definition.....is what he said true or false?   If false, can you prove with an example from the game?   

I would call Gears "refined"....not innovative.   It's very polished and is a rockin good time.  For that....it gets my high review scores.  It doesn't have to be innovative to get scored well.   

- shaggy

Oh, I don't disagree that Gears of War may not be the most innovative game out there. In all honesty, there isn't much beyond the whizbang graphics. Yes, it takes from many FSP games but what it does it does extremely well. So, refined is probably an accurate description. What is amusing to me is someone from EA of all companies criticizing the game for it's lack of innovation.
1066  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Gears of War-Impressions on: November 10, 2006, 06:25:05 PM
Anyone see the irony in this?

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=69805

An EA official talking about lack of innovation in Gears of War. That's pretty hilarious.
1067  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/10/06 on: November 10, 2006, 05:00:06 PM
For me, some obscure little game called Gears of War. Also a healthy dose of Guitar Hero 2, maybe some Call of Duty 3 and the quick game of Elite Beat Agents.
1068  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RIP CeeKay's 360: 11/05/2005-11/08/2006 on: November 09, 2006, 07:44:36 PM
There are a lot of reports that the latest dashboard update that came out a week or so ago (1080p feature, etc.) is causing people's 360's to die. I should know. Mine was bricked by the update and has to be replaced.
1069  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: New, in box, sealed Dell 17" LCD monitor for sale on: November 08, 2006, 07:32:18 PM
Two questions about the monitor.

1. Does it have a DVI connection?

2. Does it have an adjustable stand so you can adjust it vertically?

If the answer is yes to both of these, I'd be very interested in getting it.
1070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rumsfield is stepping down on: November 08, 2006, 06:21:27 PM
Haliburton? Bechtel? icon_smile

About freaking time the crotchey senile coot stepped down.
1071  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How did Jaws Unleashed sell 500,000 copies? on: November 08, 2006, 12:26:34 AM
I bet 499,000 of those copies are now sitting in the used bins at every EBGames/Gamestops across the country.
1072  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 Problem on: November 06, 2006, 06:15:06 PM
Well, what a coincidence. I have a launch day 360 that was working perfectly all this time. Then, the fall dashboard update came out and when I updated the system over the weekend, lo and behold, I started getting the red ring death. When it wasn't giving me that, it would lock up shortly after booting. It's definitely not the hard drive because I removed that and it still locks up at the dashboard. After looking at some other messageboards, there are a number of people with the exact same problem. Way to go Microsoft. Release an update that kills people's boxes. Fortunately, I bought the Best Buy 2 year replacement plan so I get to swap it for a new one.
1073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 Legendary Pre-order on: November 03, 2006, 08:14:52 PM
Unless that helmet is guaranteed to reel in the hot chicks, the legendary edition of Halo 3 is a pass.
1074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] GTA: Vice City Stories on: November 03, 2006, 06:02:07 PM
Is this the same exact game as the PS2 version? I had thoughts of getting it, but geez, it's $49.99. What a ripoff for a handheld game.
1075  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin 10/29/06 on: October 30, 2006, 03:06:53 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 30, 2006, 12:11:14 AM

Heh, the amount of time it takes just to collect pictures that fit within our COC is a lot, that'd be a truckload!  I can try to research though if you have a particular interest. smile

Heh heh heh. He said COC. icon_smile
1076  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies for the Halloween Weekend on: October 26, 2006, 10:37:02 PM
Well there's always "Halloween", the original scary movie with a very young Jamie Lee Curtis. It's great because it's scary with not a lot of blood splattering.
1077  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Educate me about Robotech/Macross on: October 23, 2006, 07:22:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 23, 2006, 07:09:30 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 23, 2006, 07:02:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 04:03:42 PM

The series introduced anime into the American mainstream with its popularity. It wasn't the first anime to make an impression on America, but it made arguably the strongest impression. Also, if your kids don't think cartoon characters can die then Robotech will introduce them to the concept very, very quickly.

Speaking of which, in the Macross part of the Robotech saga, there is a MAJOR event about 2/3 of the way into the story that will leave an impression. It did back in 1985 when I first saw it. Blew me away actually.


Is this it?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Roy Fokker dying?

Nope, think later and more global...

Although, the event you mentioned was surprising as well.
1078  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Educate me about Robotech/Macross on: October 23, 2006, 07:02:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 23, 2006, 04:03:42 PM

The series introduced anime into the American mainstream with its popularity. It wasn't the first anime to make an impression on America, but it made arguably the strongest impression. Also, if your kids don't think cartoon characters can die then Robotech will introduce them to the concept very, very quickly.

Speaking of which, in the Macross part of the Robotech saga, there is a MAJOR event about 2/3 of the way into the story that will leave an impression. It did back in 1985 when I first saw it. Blew me away actually.
1079  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] What I learned last night on: October 23, 2006, 06:26:18 PM
I don't know about what anyone else thinks, but any girl who wants to "open up the relationship" is either:

1. Bat-shit confused
2. Uber-horney
3. T-R-O-U-B-L-E

My guess is all of the above, but she's young. LE's young, and youthful monkey sex is a rite of passage at that age I guess, regardless of the potential emotional train wreck. Just be sure you know what you're getting into, LE.

In the meantime, we'll all live vicariously through LE and love him for it! icon_smile
1080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 20/Oct/06 on: October 20, 2006, 11:31:27 PM
I hope to continue my quest to complete 100% of Lego Star Wars II on Xbox 360. Also since I removed the shrink wrap from Splinter Cell and Tiger Woods 2007 for Xbox 360, I imagine I am obligated to try them out.
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