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1521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question on the XB360. on: October 04, 2005, 03:33:34 AM
To get all technical I think its 4X FSAA.
1522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bioware 2005-10-04 on: October 04, 2005, 03:30:00 AM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
MS has already said that Bioware will be announcing a Xbox360 game at X05, so I'm guessing that's all it is.

Guess it would be that Unreal 3 engine game that they are doing.
1523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Civ IV: A bit concerned on: October 04, 2005, 03:23:57 AM
Well I'm the opposite. I have been happy with just about everything they have talked out in gameplay changes. Things like just getting rid of the annoying, time wasting pollution brings a smile to my face. I must have installed Civ 3 about 4-5 times trying to like the game but could never finish a single one. If they can pull it off I'll be happy for a long time.
1524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Far Cry: Instincts... on: September 30, 2005, 06:51:47 PM
I was fairly impressed with the demo. They seemed to have done a good job bringing the game over from the PC. Its not the equal of what you can get on the PC, as they didn't show any really large areas like the PC version had(at least not in the 2 demo levels). Still what they did on a machine with the specs of the Xbox its not bad.
1525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I would like to be able to afford a 4 billion dollar loss on: September 29, 2005, 07:01:25 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
MS's real (and only) cashcow is MS Office.  They make a little on Windows, but I dont even think it covers development costs.

Huh? You need to do some research. Wondows has made them tons of money, and it still does.

As for the Xbox losses. They never had a chance with how they designed the machine. Basically buying the components and doing obvioulsy bad deals like the one with Nividia where they were still paying high component costs when they were lowering the cost of the system to keep up with Sony. They have at least learned that lesson buy going the route of just contracting for the designs of the components so they own it.
1526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Best Game You've Played This Gen? on: September 27, 2005, 06:59:22 AM
Just quick off the top of my head.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory-This one is so much better than the first two in single player I couldn't ever go back to them again. The nulti-player in both games is one of the best variations in action/FPS gaming done in years.

GTA: Vice City- I guess I should put GTA 3 here but I just loved the 80's/Miami Vice theme so much being a kid of the 80's that I spent more time just messing around with this game as I did going through the story.

KOTOR-Bioware bringing their great gameplay, character, and story telling ability to the console world. I more "casual gamer" title than than say the BG series but still had allot of fun with the game..

Rachet & Clank-Was never much of a platform player but this game was fun enough for me to keep playing it far longer than any other game of its type.
1527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Worst Game You've Played this Gen? on: September 27, 2005, 02:26:10 AM
MGS 2. For me maybe the most overrated game I have ever played. No idea what people like about this game.
1528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Alternatives to Gamefly? on: September 23, 2005, 06:35:46 AM
Quote from: "Scott"
Doesn't help in the actual devlivery times to you on the east cost but helps cut a couple of days or more off the turnaround times.

Does this mean that Gamefly sends out your next game when they receive notification from the Post Office?  I guess that'd save quite a few days in theory, as the games would pass in the mail.

Yea, when they see thats its in the postal system they will ship the next game.
1529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is there a confirmed list of launch day titles for the 360? on: September 22, 2005, 05:30:55 PM
After seeing Quake IV on the list I know its not an official launch day list.
1530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Alternatives to Gamefly? on: September 22, 2005, 05:24:59 PM
Gamefly has recently implemented a tracking system that ties in with the postal service so they can know when a game gets dropped in the mail. Since its started it usually lists the game as returning the day after I put it in the mail. Doesn't help in the actual devlivery times to you on the east cost but helps cut a couple of days or more off the turnaround  times.

I'd like it if Netflix started offering games too or just maybe bought Gamefly and expanded its service.
1531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 17, 2005, 02:35:09 PM
Quote from: "depward"

Err, did I say you called it "disasterous" and such?  Actually, no, I didn't.

Sorry for "lumping" you with other posters . . . I guess . . .

I used your post only through the context that you said, "I get a kick out of people calling it 'innovative.'"  Calm down dude!  I'm not labeling you as a "hater" of innovation!  Don't worry!  Geesh

You quoted me when you made your post, so yea I think its reasonable to think you were including me in your statements if even indirectly.
1532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 17, 2005, 01:33:38 AM
Quote from: "depward"
Quote from: "Jumangi"
I get a kick out of people calling it "innovative". Has it proven to be that? Please point me to the stuff that shows this. Right now we have something thats wierd and diffrent.

Just because somethings is diffrent doesn't automatically make it "innovative".

I get a kick out of people who call it disasterous, "DOA", "worst idea from Nintendo", and so on.  What's the difference if you call it "innovative" from others calling it a huge mistake?

Uh oh watch out!  If you read the article you would see how it's meant to have "remote control" instead of controller.  I don't see how it's funny.  I see how it's a correct headline for the story.

Sorry you don't approve of change or an original idea or concept.

Good job lumping me with other posters to try and derail my point. Did I say anywhere that this thing is a disaster already? The "worst" I've said is I'm personally not buying into it untill I see it in real action. Actually I think your response pretty much proves my point though. Somebody questions anything that Nintendo says or does...anything and they are labeled a hater who doesn't like "origional" ideas or "true innovation". :roll:

Just becuase something is diffrent from the norm doesn't automatically make it innovative. The word is used so much anymore I doubt most people actually know the meaning of the word.
1533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 16, 2005, 06:54:20 PM
I get a kick out of people calling it "innovative". Has it proven to be that? Please point me to the stuff that shows this. Right now we have something thats wierd and diffrent.

Just because somethings is diffrent doesn't automatically make it "innovative".
1534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 16, 2005, 07:09:15 AM
Quote from: "Tebunker"

I guess nintendo knows that they can't compete w/ microsoft or sony if they just put out a high powered/super graphics system...they simply don't have the developer they're going innovative, which is definitely awesome....

let's seeif they put out any new genre of games for the revolution....

Actually I don't think Nintendo feels that way at all. What they've been saying the whole time is that they Don't want to just update hardware and graphics. They don't feel that's enough to entice new gamers or to grow the market. You can read that in all of their quotes. They're definately beating their own drum because they think that they can create a whole new market segment, so to say.[/quote]

This is nothing more than Nintendo marketing. They sit there and say that game gaming market is stagnate, its not getting new people blah blah. The facts in terms of sales say the opposite. Gaming is becoming more mainstream. More and more people are playing games they just arn't doing it on Nintendo systems.

I'll just repeat what I said in another thread. they will have to show stuff that works and is cool to get me interested at all. Just looking at the remote control part and I it just doesn't look easy to use. Holding it for long times looks like it could become uncomfortable.

Just not buying it yet...
1535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution's revolution a tilt controller? on: September 15, 2005, 07:52:33 PM
If they show interesting games that made use of this then I'll pay some attetnion to it. For now I see a gimmick.
1536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xbox360] So.. EA pulling the old bait-and-switch w/ Madden? on: September 13, 2005, 05:13:24 PM
I'm not surprised. Never thought they would put the work into the game to update the graphics untill it gets released for the PS3 too.
1537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Speaking of IGN, Burnout Revenge Review up on: September 10, 2005, 04:01:03 AM
As long as it still has the crash mode and the takedown races I'll at least get it for a rental to have some more fun smashing stuff up.
1538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 is dead! PS3 has keyboard/mouse support!!!! on: September 04, 2005, 02:55:04 PM
Quote from: "Eno"
Quote from: "disarm"
Quote from: "Eno"
So you get a thumbstick for analog movement (which I think anyone will agree is superior to WASD)

i strongly disagree...

  You cant adjust your speed with keys, with an analog stick you can adjust how fast you walk and run.  I personally just dont see the point to using keys, when you would have to hold down a button to run faster or slower.

In a game like Splinter Cell the anlog stick is nice but people don't care about speed in a run and gun shooter. Your moving(fast) or your not.
1539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 is dead! PS3 has keyboard/mouse support!!!! on: September 03, 2005, 02:45:41 PM
There's no reason the 360 couldn't use a mouse and keyboard. I'll agree that this does unbalnce online play though.
1540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bet On Soldier Demo out on: September 03, 2005, 04:32:02 AM
A side question about Starforce. Is there a website that lists the games that use Starforce? Also why does a demo have SF on it for anyways?
1541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Im still waiting for the New Orleans Relief fund ..... on: September 03, 2005, 04:26:33 AM
I think back the first Gulf War and how the Iraq government got allot of its info just watching CNN, cause it was better then what they could do. I think the director of FEMA could have followed the same line to keep himself better informed.  

I know the Bush hardly if ever "makes heads roll" when something goes wrong but I can't believe he would let this guy stay on after the idiotic and just clueless stuff he has said.
1542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Favorite PC Game Sidekick? on: August 31, 2005, 06:29:30 PM
I'll nominate either Barney from the Half-Life games(although he was only around some fo the time he's still a cool character), or Minsc from Baldur's Gate...ohh and Boo too.  smile
1543  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Biggest MP FPS game? on: August 30, 2005, 07:28:03 AM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"

That should give you an idea.  Top 6 just for easy-to-see numbers and games:

• Half Life 59,630
• Half Life 2 30,880
• Call of Duty 10,290
• Unreal Tournament 2004 6,736
• Americas Army: Special Forces 6,161
• Neverwinter Nights 4,856

BF2 is number #3.
1544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / AC2 Implodes; Gamers ask, "What's AC2?" on: August 28, 2005, 05:02:19 AM
Quote from: "Purge"
I loved Asherons Call (1). It was so much fun, and the world changed every 4-6 weeks. Where is WoW's updated content? ::sigh::

ah well.

I agree. After quiting EQ I thought I was done with MMO's for awile, but after trying the free demo week they had before it launched I got sucked in again. It help that my "mentor"(I forgot the titles they used for the pyramid scheme thing they had set up) was a really cool guy that was always helping us low players out. I rember the first monthly event. They had winter come to the world and made everything white. It was a pretty basic change(just make all the textures white pretty much), but they added new monsters that started to roam around and such. It was a cool idea overall.
1545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Oblivion Interview - Lots of new info! on: August 28, 2005, 04:52:32 AM
Quote from: "Rage"

Yeah I think that is exactly correct. I don't really understand all the Morrowind hate from LE-yeah, the game had glaring flaws-but if you enjoyed the sandbox open-endedness of it all it could be tremendously engrossing-there was a cubic assload of things to do and so many many ways of going about it. Plus the game had more "joy of discovery" moments than any game not an MMO that I can ever remember playing.

You basically answered the question of the "hate" although I think for most is diffrent levels of disappointment. Glaring flaws are just that. Some gamers didn't mind them as much as others or liked other parts of the game enough to put up with them. This game sounds like they really did try to see what worked and what didn't and to impliment improvements where needed. I hope they can pull it off as AAA level RPG's are very few and far between these days. Not a fan of Japanese RPG's so the pickings have been slim lately.
1546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion no longer a launch day title (XBox 360) on: August 23, 2005, 06:17:26 PM
I think the people still believeing in this thing coming out right around launch are doing some wishful thinking. If the game could be finished a week later then it could be ready at launch. This smells exactly like the standard delay stuff that will lead it it being anywhere from weeks to several months later.
1547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 21, 2005, 03:22:24 AM
Quote from: "AgtFox"

Supposedly the more expensive Xbox will have "Premium Chrome" on it...I wonder what the core system will look like.  It also looks like Gold Xbox 30-day trial will come with the system as well and I wonder how they are going to handle people that have Xbox Live through next year.

They could just have the 30 days tacked on for people who still have time left on a Live subscription.
1548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CG editorial has made me have serious Xbox 360 2nd thoug on: August 21, 2005, 03:12:33 AM
Quote from: "farley2k"

It will be more powerful so it will look better.  That is the simple fact of putting it out later.  Did the Xbox look better than the PS2?

Thats just buying into the Sony hype machine of the Cell processor. Just because its 6 months later isn't going to mean some quantum leap in power. Plus with the Xbox MS built a machine that was well above its selling price in terms of cost to build so they could try to outdo the PS2. As we saw they lost so much money per machine they never had a chance to be profitable. Neither of them is going to do that this time around.
1549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CG editorial has made me have serious Xbox 360 2nd thoug on: August 20, 2005, 09:11:44 PM
Quote from: "DiamondDecision"
 It's not even close.  Plus, I saw an ungodly demo of Unreal Tournament 3 running on PS3 software.  It was jaw dropping.

This is all coming from someone who owns an Xbox and has never owned a Playstation.

So? The 360 can run the Unreal 3 engine fine. Guilty Gear looks as good as anything out there right now.
1550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 08:29:09 PM
Quote from: "wonderpug"
After digesting this a bit, I think the whole thing isn't as shocking as it first seemed.  The biggest issue is that developers won't take full advantage of the HDD, since not all players will have one.  But since all the developers knew this up front, its not like its changing anything.  Oblivion and friends aren't going to be any different after this press release.

I don't buy that this was all up front. If it truely was then why would Bethesda be making a RPG for the 360 that they themselves say requires HD. I don't believe they would have done this. This sounds like MS changing their minds over the last few months and then trying to cobble something up that lets them say they have a system for $299 like they have been hinting at for a long time. The marketing of it up to this point looks foolish too now . They showed off the wireless at E3 front and center, they talked about the HD allot. Now both of those are apart of a more expensive deluxe package with the standard $300 one having neither. Not to mention them offering that Silver! Live stuff with it even though allot of the features of it will need the HD. It looks like a mess IMO.
1551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 04:26:50 PM
Well I'm sure the guys at Bethesda are loving this deal...
1552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Transporter 2 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: August 17, 2005, 06:40:04 AM
While the plot for the first movie was pretty standard, the action was well done. Still remember seeing the trailer with "the door" scene and thinking how cool that was.
1553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dungeon Siege II Review is UP on: August 16, 2005, 05:25:27 PM
Not sure if I want to drop $50 on this as I liked the first overall but not allot. This maybe a wait for a GoGamer sale title...then again its real dry now for PC games coming out this whole summer.
1554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 720p = What resolution? on: August 16, 2005, 03:56:22 AM
It was a Viewsonic GS790 19'.
1555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / This Just In: Jade Empire Sucks on: August 15, 2005, 11:45:39 PM
Well count me as another who liked the game. Not their best work but I enjoyed it. Bioware is still one of the few devs I'll buy a game if they're behind it without waiting for reviews or word of mouth.
1556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 720p = What resolution? on: August 15, 2005, 11:40:15 PM
I've had that problem with the few demos/games around since I switched to a flat panel(My previous regular 19' worked fine for those). I switched off 720p in the Xbox settings so doesn't try to run it at that resolution anymore.
1557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / @#$%%$# It's on STEAM!!?!? on: August 14, 2005, 06:24:21 PM
Quote from: "Graham
Yes, the ability IS there, but I want to have a physical copy of the disc that the company has made.  The discs you can buy from the store can have issues and degrade quicker than the media that comes from the publisher.  The discs are also more prone to scratches than the media that you get from the publishers, as I believe that they coat it with some material that makes it more scratch resistant.[/quote

Uhh are you just makeing up whatever you can too keep your flimsy excuse going somehow? A couple of months ago a put in a burned copy of that old FPS Shogo(Was bored and wanted to see if it worked under XP and what kind of frames pers second I could get). The disc which is at least 5-6 years old worked perfectly fine. Can you get cheap CD media that doesn't work as good? Yea just like anything there's is stuff thats quality and stuff thats cheap and sucks.

If you want physical media then guess what then go and buy a copy of HL2. They gave people the option.

Your excuses get weaker and weaker with every post...
1558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Untold Legends 2 on: August 14, 2005, 06:10:23 PM
Well as long as they have zero competition on the PSP they don't need to do much.
1559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / $400 sound card?! Whaahuh?! on: August 11, 2005, 07:10:27 PM
Uhh not sure what your talking about the SB line of cards like the Audigy have consistantly been the lowest in CPU usage over the years. The one little fact people ignore when they complain about SB cards and problems is that since their are far more of them out there(at elast in the stand alone market not onboard sound) than any other one they are going to have more complaints.
1560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 11, 2005, 07:06:04 PM
While a number of those games look to just be ones that will also come out for other systems so they will just be high-res versions of current gen games the list is pretty good for a system launch overall.
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