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1121  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.
1122  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.
1123  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
1124  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.
1125  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.
1126  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.
1127  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.
1128  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.
1129  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.
1130  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.
1131  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.
1132  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.
1133  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.
1134  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
1135  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.
1136  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.
1137  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.
1138  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
1139  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.
1140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Gamers Day - Lots of PS3 Info on: October 19, 2006, 11:29:12 PM
A whiz-bang brand new cutting edge Blu-Ray player and the pack-in is Talladega Nights?? I can't believe Sony/Columbia Pictures, with it's vast library of movie titles couldn't offer a pack-in movie that, you know, actually shows off how great their new format looks.
1141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Childish Tattletale Bull on: October 19, 2006, 11:24:59 PM

Quote from: Kobra on October 19, 2006, 05:03:58 AM

Quote from: Bulletpig on October 19, 2006, 04:51:46 AM

Speaking of which let me know what city your in so I can add it to my list of places I refuse to live.  icon_wink

I live here;

http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/media/RoyalOak.wmv



Damn! Look at all the white people!

Sorry I couldn't resist. icon_smile

All this talk about class and society status seems to be polarizing arguments towards the two extremes. What about the middle ground based on common sense? Honestly, a 4 inch tall lawn shouldn't be THAT much of an issue. If the lawn is like 4 feet high, then sure it becomes a nuisance, but if someone called the lawn Gestapo on KD for 4 inches, then the neighbor needs to mind his own freaking business because he/she is being an anal retentive jackass.
1142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh! Wii component cables available online only on: October 19, 2006, 06:41:34 PM
Bizarre, when Nintendo says the Wii is not a high def console, they really mean it.

It must only come with composite (RCA) cables.
1143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IGN's Splinter Cell Review on: October 18, 2006, 09:40:01 PM
And here I thought no one could top the horrifically written reviews in the Official Xbox Magazine. One subscription I cannot wait for to expire.
1144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IGN's Splinter Cell Review on: October 18, 2006, 09:20:45 PM
When has IGN EVER had well written reviews?
1145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 18, 2006, 08:47:31 PM
I call it rude and heartless. You call it profane. Guess what? Still shouldn't justify some of the crap people are slinging at him.

Whatever. I've said my bit. People can say whatever the hell they want.
1146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 18, 2006, 08:29:09 PM
I wholeheartedly agree with Deadzone.

The thing that kills me is that even if you think Daehawk brought all this upon himself, fine, that is a valid point of view. Nothing wrong with that. What I am so surprised about is the the absolutely rude and heartless way people respond. Telling him to "get a fucking job"? I mean really, what is the point of responding like that? It's the callous attitude like that that just pisses me off, and it's not like Daehawk is some guy who just showed up yesterday. He's been around here for a long time, dating back to the GG days.

For people who just don't understand the guy's situation, he's not asking you to. No one truly knows what it's like to be in such dire straights unless you go through it yourself. Go back and really read the details Daehawk posted about his life. Okay, you want to crucify him because he dropped out of high school? Fine. Maybe that was his choice and now he's paying for it. How many people here have made mistakes in their lives? Is it his choice that he has serious medical issues with his body? The guy has a chronic bad back. He's providing home care for his loved ones. Unless you personally have gone through that experience, you don't know how hard it is emotionally and financially. Try taking care of someone who cannot dress themselves or go to the bathroom themselves. Who's choice is that? So, if Daehawk uses his computer to provide just a little bit of an escape from the realities of his life, why is that so hard to understand? It's not like he sits in front of his PC 24/7 wasting time.

I don't know Daehawk personally, and I didn't even know the details of his life before he had to post it here to defend himself. All I knew is that I know him as a forum-mate, that he's been a good member of this so-called community and was a little down on his luck. I didn't have any problem CHOOSING to give him $150 to get his computer fixed. I make good money and because we know each other on these boards and from GG, I am comfortable knowing that he put the money to good use. And if any of the other long time regulars here were in the same predicament, I'd do the same for them too because I always thought of this place as a great community of gamers who also can be friends. And even if we don't see each other in this light, at the very least we should be able to treat each other with respect.
1147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 18, 2006, 12:08:59 AM
Maybe it would be best if this thread was locked by a Mod now. The amount of piling on to Daehawk that is going on here is sickening.
1148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How bout them Bears?! on: October 17, 2006, 11:05:12 PM
Or, they were Bears fans. icon_biggrin
1149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How bout them Bears?! on: October 17, 2006, 05:30:56 PM
I saw the press conference. To say he was upset is an understatement. Wow, what a meltdown.
1150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 17, 2006, 05:47:06 AM
Bravo. Perfectly stated.
1151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How bout them Bears?! on: October 17, 2006, 05:05:53 AM
The Cardinals flat out choked the game away, but what do you expect from a team with a history of losing?

While the Bears are undefeated, I still cannot accept that a team who is arguably the favorite to win the Super Bowl is quarterbacked by Rex freakin' Grossman, but hey, if a team can the Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer, I guess anything is possible.
1152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The wife: I am sick of missing my shows, fix it. on: October 17, 2006, 02:34:05 AM
The company I work for thanks you very much for your business!  icon_smile
1153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The first 100 issues of CGW free to download on: October 17, 2006, 12:11:47 AM
After downloading and looking at the issues from the first year, it's depressing to me that I remember playing a lot of those game.
1154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Childish Tattletale Bull on: October 17, 2006, 12:00:06 AM
Yes, it's called Astro-Turf.  icon_lol
1155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Insane video of GH2 expert tracks on: October 16, 2006, 11:32:24 PM
My head just exploded.

I bet a week after the game is out, there'll be videos up on YouTube showing people finishing those songs at 98% on expert.
1156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 16, 2006, 11:01:23 PM
Which is why I am surprised at all the nastiness being directed at Daehawk here.
1157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 16, 2006, 10:01:29 PM

Quote from: Rubyeye on October 16, 2006, 09:45:14 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 16, 2006, 09:39:56 PM

Quote from: Kratz on October 16, 2006, 09:15:30 PM

If you can't afford to pay back a $35 loan you don't need a computer, you need a fucking job.

Glad to see that human compassion is alive and well here. Roll Eyes

Human compassion?  Why would I have human compassion for someone that chooses to be nonproductive, if not a drain, to society.  I work hard to be able to afford my luxuries and have to sacrifice my time to be able to afford such things.  If he was starving and naked, I might feel a little sorry just because I "know" him through some messageboards.

You know, I'm not going to get into a pissing match with you or Kratz. No one is forcing either of you to give him money. If you don't, you don't, but to say things like "you need a fucking job", well I don't understand where that kind of nastiness is coming from. Maybe you don't know who Daehawk is, but one thing he is not is some schmuck who just signed up here last week. I've known him since the goddamn Gone Gold days and while he isn't my best friend, I know him well enough that if he's in a bind, I have no problems helping him out. I agree that some people do need to get a job. I never give free handouts to homeless people or bums on the street because it's not the best use of my money. Daehawk is different because I know who he is and if he says he needs a little help, I'll help because I know he'll put the money or whatever to good use.

And now that you've made Daehawk explain his situation, maybe you two should cut him some slack and apologize.
1158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 16, 2006, 09:39:56 PM

Quote from: Kratz on October 16, 2006, 09:15:30 PM

If you can't afford to pay back a $35 loan you don't need a computer, you need a fucking job.

Glad to see that human compassion is alive and well here. Roll Eyes
1159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Thompson loses Bully lawsuit on: October 15, 2006, 04:09:58 PM
The standards for passing the bar exam in Florida need some serious tightening up because apparently any mouth-breathing imbecile can pass it and become Jack Thompson.
1160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What goes thru a woman's head? on: October 15, 2006, 02:03:28 AM
To which you respond, "Only if I'm getting some action tonight!"  icon_biggrin
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