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1241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the year so far - 2005 console edition on: November 23, 2005, 08:50:02 PM
I say The Matrix: Path of Neo. The graphics look terrible. It's not 16x9 widescreen on Xbox, and it has that royally idiotic and bizarre ending that pretty much is a slap in the face of all Matrix fans.
1242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 live service? on: November 22, 2005, 09:36:44 PM
When you transfer your existing Xbox Live account over to the 360, is it considered a gold account, or a silver account? When I bought my 360, the guy at Best Buy told me that I had to buy the XBL Gold pack even though I already have an account for the first Xbox. Seemed kind of suspicious, so I passed on getting it.
1243  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 22, 2005, 06:19:27 PM
No problem Purge. It was cool that you even made the offer. Things still worked out for me. I got one this morning at Best Buy. WOO HOO!!
1244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lines Already Forming for XB360 on: November 22, 2005, 06:17:27 PM
Well after deciding last night I would not line up anywhere, I took a chance and went to another local Best Buy at 5:30am. I was 37 out of 40 and got a premium package.

No way will I do this for the PS3 launch. This time was enough for me.
1245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 22, 2005, 06:09:43 AM
Oh well. At least you tried. I give you credit for that at least.
1246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lines Already Forming for XB360 on: November 22, 2005, 06:08:00 AM
Wow, I suddenly don't feel so bad about not camping out.

That AAR is sad. Simply sad.
1247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lines Already Forming for XB360 on: November 22, 2005, 04:22:29 AM
I was all set to go to my local Best Buy at 5am, but at 6:45pm, as I drove by, there was already a line of 15 or so people.  I went home and started to pack stuff for an immediate overnight stay, but I realized how insane an idea it was. Maybe if I was 23 years old and had the enthusiasm I'd do it, but at 37 years old and having a 20 month old daughter, I just don't see the point. I'll get a 360 eventually, and it's not like I don't have a ton of other games to play.

I feel like such an old loser... :roll:
1248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 22, 2005, 04:08:34 AM
Hey Purge, I sent you a PM. biggrin
1249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Its too damned quiet - this'll help...[NSFW] on: November 18, 2005, 07:58:54 AM
I just have to interrupt for a moment to say:

God bless the internet biggrin

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
1250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WOOHOO!!! on: November 18, 2005, 12:02:50 AM
Time to buy an Xbox360!!
1251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Few things make me shudder... on: November 16, 2005, 09:46:48 PM
I guess the medical system in India needs some help. :shock:
1252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gun reviewed for the Xbox on: November 14, 2005, 06:48:44 PM
Anyone know what the differences are between the Xbox and Xbox360 versions? I get this sneaking suspicion that they are exactly the same except the 360 version looks slightly prettier.
1253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got my first Xbox 360 game today! on: November 12, 2005, 12:09:37 AM
Holy crap, look at the size of that AC adapter!
1254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Massive Shortages at Launch on: November 11, 2005, 07:13:41 PM
According to the content details on EBGames.com, the cable that ships in the box is a combo component and composite AV cable, so if you don't have an HDTV, you will not have to buy an extra video cable.
1255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Massive Shortages at Launch on: November 11, 2005, 06:41:18 PM
As long as I can show up bright and early Nov. 22 and get one, Best Buy works for me!
1256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Massive Shortages at Launch on: November 11, 2005, 06:18:57 PM
Any word on what the core vs. premium SKU breakdown is for the 60 units per Best Buy store?
1257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jack Thompson on CNN video on: November 08, 2005, 12:59:59 AM
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=12774

Jackie-boy is in trouble with the state of Alabama. Oh scales of justice, please smite him with extreme prejudice!
1258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Lesbians + Cheerleaders + Prison = !!!!!! on: November 08, 2005, 12:55:33 AM
Damn, those Penthouse letters actually are true!!
1259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Street Date Broken Already? on: November 03, 2005, 07:34:07 PM
Quote from: "Purge"
ugliest. chick. ever.


She's got quite the sexy moustache. :shock:
1260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox360 Preorders Open Again on EBGames on: October 28, 2005, 05:04:52 PM
Yes, it looks pretty straighforward to cancel an order. Just look at the order details page online and click on the "cancel" button.

A new twist has appeared when I checked my order this morning. Each item in the bundle has been broken out separately in the overall order. All the items now have varying expected ship dates, so I don't know if EB will hold everything and ship it all in one big box or in separate boxes as items become available. I gave EB a call and they really couldn't tell me anything. My order will most likely ship in early January according to their estimates, but they are hoping that Microsoft is shipping more units than what they are saying initially. What will most likely happen is that they will ship me the games and various accessories first in Nov./Dec. and then the console itself in January. But like I said, they are not really sure what the situation will be come the launch day.

So, if you HAVE to have one on launch day, you're probably better off waiting in line at Best Buy or Walmart. If you can wait up to a month or month and a half, then place an order with EB.

For me, I'm going to think it over in the next couple of days. I'd like to have one on launch day, but the thought of waiting in line for hours with a mass of people doesn't really appeal to me.
1261  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox360 Preorders Open Again on EBGames on: October 28, 2005, 06:39:34 AM
Quote from: "Graham"
Are you able to cancel your order if you want to before you actually get it?


It appears that you can cancel the order. I figure I'll try waiting in line at Best Buy for the midnight release.  If I get one there, I'll cancel the EB order.
1262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox360 Preorders Open Again on EBGames on: October 28, 2005, 05:18:24 AM
For those who didn't pre-order an Xbox and regretted it later, you have a second chance. I just happened to visit EBGames.com and noticed that they are taking preorders for an "ultimate" bundle and a "core" bundle (click 'Xbox360' on the top nav bar). Prices are $700 for the ultimate and $600 for the core. Unlike some of the more ridiculous bundles at Gamestop, these bundles seem more reasonable, with games that I actually want.

There's a warning that orders placed after Oct. 26 may not ship until 2006, but the estimated ship date when I placed the order was Dec. 1.

It's worth considering if you really, really want one now...
1263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Duty 2 Impressions Thread (minor spoilers only) on: October 27, 2005, 07:09:54 PM
How fast of a PC do you have and does CoD2 run smoothly on it?
1264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / And here I thought I knew all the uses for Jell-O on: October 24, 2005, 04:59:34 PM
Just wait until the next big earthquake hits. "It's a jiggler!!!"
1265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Out of This World on: October 20, 2005, 11:48:12 PM
Was it called Flashback?
1266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Scoop on Poop on: October 20, 2005, 10:58:55 PM
I can't wait for the Discovery Channel special.
1267  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jack Thompson on CNN video on: October 19, 2005, 10:16:16 PM
Leave it to the likes of CNN and Fox News to report crap like this as "news".
1268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [parenting] MY SON WILL NOT GO TO SLEEP on: October 19, 2005, 10:07:14 PM
I guess this is kinda off-topic, but what do you all do when daylight savings comes around? It's coming up in another week and a half, and my kid, who usually goes to bed at 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm pre-daylight savings, will now be getting ready for bed at 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm once DST kicks in.
1269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jack Thompson on CNN video on: October 19, 2005, 05:03:14 PM
I guess CNN didn't get the memo that Jack is a complete psycho-hack.
1270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [parenting] MY SON WILL NOT GO TO SLEEP on: October 19, 2005, 05:01:44 PM
Like I said, different things work for different people. Do what you are comfortable with.

The reason why it is not recommended that kids sleep in the parents' bed is that the kid can get TOO attached to it and have a difficult time transitioning to their own bed later on. Also, for very young infants, there is a risk of mom or dad tossing and turning in bed and accidentally rolling over the kid. For the folks who have had success with sharing their bed with the kids, that's great. There is no be-all end all right or wrong answers. Just suggestions to try. What pediatricians recommend are just guidelines for parents who need a little direction.
1271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DVD Movies to PSP? on: October 19, 2005, 04:47:27 PM
Here is a handy guide on how to rip DVDs and use PSP Video 9:

http://www.mobiledeviant.com/forum/showthread.php?t=901
1272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [parenting] MY SON WILL NOT GO TO SLEEP on: October 19, 2005, 06:46:27 AM
What are your son's nap pattern during the day? Also, when does he eat dinner? At what age did he transition from sleeping in a bassinet in your room  to his crib in his room? Answers to these questions might shed some light on why he can't sleep through the night.

One thing that might help is if he is conditioned to sleep with a "lovey", usually a favorite blanket or stuff toy. Something that can soothe him when he is trying to sleep.

Letting him cry it out may be the last resort. Your wife has to realize that if someone constantly goes running to him when he wakes up in the middle of the night, he will LEARN that he can control the situation. That is a bad situation. You may have to tough it out for several days and let him cry himself to sleep, but once he is conditioned over several days, he SHOULD be able to sleep through the night.

th'FOOL's situation is more the exception than the rule. It's great that it ended up working but pediatricians generally recommend against letting infants getting used to sleeping with the parents. Who knows, maybe letting junior sleep with mom and dad in their bed may work. While there are general recommendations, it always comes down to what works best for you.
1273  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Modders make Jack Thompson game- guess what Jacky did? on: October 18, 2005, 11:16:06 PM
I cannot believe an attorney actually wrote that letter. Any real attorney would read that and fall to the floor laughing his/her ass off. The guy is just a two bit, wannabe, hack "lawyer".

The Seattle police should arrest Thompson for wasting the paper in their fax machine.
1274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Modders make Jack Thompson game- guess what Jacky did? on: October 18, 2005, 08:40:41 PM
How the hell did that guy ever pass the bar exam??
1275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The NHL is officially back TONIGHT! on: October 17, 2005, 04:28:27 AM
I was at the Sharks/Blackhawks game (season tickets, yeah!). Two things: the Hawks were coming in on the 2nd game of a back to back, so they were no doubt tired by the 3rd period, and they could not keep up with the Sharks team speed. The Hawks goalie, Anderson, also played a whale of a game. The Sharks would have scored several more goals if it were not for him.
1276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Robotron? Gauntlet? Joust? In high-def? Oh yeah....(X360) on: October 16, 2005, 06:47:14 AM
The game with the bear was Crystal Castles.

Oh, how I miss you, Bentley Bear!
1277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The NHL is officially back TONIGHT! on: October 13, 2005, 09:52:22 PM
I was at the Sharks game last night. Columbus was turned into roadkill by the Sharks speed and Kyle MacLaren's cement butt. The Jackets had a real hard time keeping up and Marc Denis got NO help from his team on defense when the Sharks scored two goals that came off of fourth or fifth rebounds.

Even though I hate the delay of game penalty for firing the puck over the glass, Im liking the speed and offense of the new league.
1278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Outlaw Tennis on: October 13, 2005, 08:09:51 PM
Does anyone who has this for Xbox know if it supports 480p?
1279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The NHL is officially back TONIGHT! on: October 12, 2005, 12:07:32 AM
Most of the changes are good except for two:

1. I HATE the fact that the goalies cannot touch the puck in the corners. It's an idiotic rule to penalized goalies who are good at handling the puck. Why not let them play the corners and trigger breakouts?

2. The rule about shooting the puck over the glass makes no sense. You get a two minute penalty for firing the puck into the stands if it does not touch the boards/glass first. If the puck hits the boards/glass and then goes into the stands, it is not a penalty. That is a pointless rule.

I'll be going to the Sharks home opener wednesday night. Hopefully they will play better than they have in the first three games on the road. It's been like watching a live version of EA NHL hockey set to rookie skill level.
1280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / First game you ever played on the PC? on: October 11, 2005, 09:14:43 PM
Speaking of elementary school, does anyone remember Wilderness Campaign and Odyssey on the Apple II? Those two games were awesome. They were sort of like a very primitive strategy RPG where you had to raise a small army, rampage through the countryside, and kill the UBG (ultimate bad guy).
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