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15441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review Discussion] Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: November 16, 2004, 03:58:08 PM
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In order to get as much outta the game as possible, would you recommend getting the strategy guide to find all the hidden quests, or are things in the hubs small enough that with enough exploration, I can find anything the game can offer?

Normally I'd say pass on the strategy guides but this game has so much going on that I plan on picking one up.  The hubs aren't really that small.  Santa Monica isn't very big, but its the beginning area.  As you unlock more quests through talking to the right people or accomplishing goals it expands pretty quickly.  Downtown is pretty big and it only gets bigger from there.
15442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review Discussion] Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: November 16, 2004, 03:02:47 PM
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Due to Troika's history with huge freaking bugs I think it is fair to ask....did you encounter any?

I mentioned a few in the review itself.  Nothing showstopper, but there are some graphic and AI glitches and balance issues that crop up.
15443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review Discussion] Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: November 16, 2004, 02:09:54 PM
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Do you guys get an affiliate cut off of front page links?

Yes, we do.
15444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review Discussion] Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: November 16, 2004, 01:50:14 PM
That is correct, 60 hours is what Q&A is taking to run through the primary plot thread and they know where to go.  This game is not short by any stretch.

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I realize that there are many different ways to go about tasks, but how is the balance between Combat and Roleplay, if I was to play a more physical character? I'd just like to know if you need to "FedEx" for 30 minutes to get to a 30 second fight.

Well, the game is geared primarily towards RPG it seems, but you can certainly brute force and intimidate your way through the game.  I won't spoil it for you, but you end up in a Sabbat warehouse that you have to blow up.  This mission was absolutely action oriented and there was no way to 'silver-tongue' your way out of it.  You better get good with stealth, claws, or my choice - the shotgun - really really quick.  
By the way, don't think that the missions are all FedEx, they aren't by any stretch.  The early ones start out that way so you can learn about the area you are in, but those fade away pretty quick. The missions I'm in are fairly involved, or look simple then become very involved.

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How big is the world? I keep seeing the term 'Hub' and for some reason it makes me think of tiny zones that you could run across in 2 minutes with lots of loading between them all.

The world is pretty big.  Each hub has about 15 buildings that you can enter if you have the right gear (lockpick, hacking, a key, etc.) or you are supposed to be there.  In the beginning there are a lot of places that you'll just have to come back to later.  As you gain reasons to leave Santa Monica and go to Downtown LA you can catch a cab and travel freely between them. (or use the sewers if you prefer or if you are Nosferatu)  There isn't much loading outside, if at all (one area had one side-zone that had to load briefly) but entering buildings is a mandatory few-second load.  Its very abbreviated and the game is compelling enough to keep me from noticing too much.  Of course, your mileage may vary.

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Are you sure it's out today and not tomorrow?

It 'ships' today but most stores already have it.  So they will 'ship' it from the back room to the shelf.  smile
15445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review Discussion] Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: November 16, 2004, 12:23:36 PM
Anywhere today.  EB, Best Buy, Comp USA.  You could also order it through the GoGamer link on the front page.
15446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review Discussion] Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: November 16, 2004, 11:39:43 AM
I know you are all giddy over Half Life 2, but don't forget Vampire!  We have our review on the front page....hit me with your questions fledglings!
15447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Spider-Man 2 DS Review Discussion on: November 16, 2004, 11:38:43 AM
Console Gold trumps the big boys, we have the first DS review....nyah nyah!!  

http://www.consolegold.com/Reviews/review/289.html

Any questions?
15448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Graphics Glitches? on: November 15, 2004, 03:15:26 PM
Yea, I've noticed the mipmapping (I believe that is the term) pretty often during cutscenes but I'm usually too busy being clubbed like a baby seal to notice it during single or multiplayer.
15449  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 15, 2004, 02:16:10 PM
So I played a bit this weekend, a few times with the clan, and realized that I need more practice.  My skill varies from way on top to dead dead DEAD last.  I'm looking forward to getting together with you guys and getting an all CG game going.  I also gotta log some time in the single player to get some practice in there too so I don't get my ass handed to me so much.
15450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I have Half-Life 2 in my hand on: November 15, 2004, 02:22:48 AM
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But Joe Customer shouldn't have to browse Gamespy and PlanetHalfLife to make sure that a game he *buys* in a *store* in a *box* freakin' works when he takes it home. That's BS. It's not as much BS as world hunger or terrorism, but it's still BS.

I'm on this bandwagon as well.  I think its crazy that they are dragging this out any longer now that their management of the release has been botched all to shit and back.  It was a nice plan VU, now let it go and let us play already.  The only thing that waiting does is frustrate consumers.  

That said, I've got more than enough to play to bother with HL2 right now.  A few more days will let me knock out a few more reviews before HL2 hits the 'shelves' so to speak.
15451  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 15, 2004, 12:06:35 AM
Did you just call me a nub?

 retard
15452  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 14, 2004, 04:12:43 PM
If anyone needs to be invited to the clan, speak up and one of us will get you in. smile
15453  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 13, 2004, 09:46:39 PM
Be on shortly!  YES!
15454  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Friday Night Fight - Tribes Vengeance on: November 13, 2004, 04:22:20 PM
Well....I've got a plan. slywink  I'm going to better coordinate the next one and see if we can get a bit more advertising.  Something like a FNF with us and Evil Avatar's crew or something.  I'm also inviting a local LAN party crew that Josh, one of our new staff members, plays with.  If we can get a regular game going that'd be cool and I'd definately support it.
15455  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / OFFICIAL HALO2 CLAN NAME POLL on: November 13, 2004, 01:25:52 AM
WELL, no box here so one of the staff is going to create the clan and we'll figure it out later.  Crush newbies and I'll hope to hell I get in tomorrow....ugh.
15456  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 13, 2004, 12:20:42 AM
I recreated the poll.  Just refresh the forum.  You'll see the new one.
15457  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / OFFICIAL HALO2 CLAN NAME POLL on: November 12, 2004, 10:18:35 PM
Take two! (no clue why the poll is cursed)
15458  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 12, 2004, 09:00:08 PM
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unless it could be today
It should be on my doorstep when I get home.  If it is, I'll immediately create the clan.  If not, I'll post and you guys can do yo thang until I get my box back.  Tracking number says delivered....
15459  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 12, 2004, 08:21:41 PM
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H, sorry. It had just been so long I figured he didn't care.

Oh I wish.  My Xbox died, I should be back up and running today.  Its driving me craaaaazy!!

We do need an official name.  Somebody wanna gather up the serious nomations and start putting them in one place so we can then pick from them?
15460  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Friday Night Fight - Tribes Vengeance on: November 12, 2004, 03:15:29 PM
And while we are at it!

http://www.consolegold.com/News/news.php?NewsID=475
15461  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Friday Night Fight - Tribes Vengeance on: November 12, 2004, 12:15:33 PM
Yea, totally!  I'm always happy to help, and I don't mean treating you like a beat-toy until you 'get it'.  

Oh and by the way....the server is up now.  You can find it listed as:
ConsoleGold.com's Tribes Server

If you add it to your favorites, its easier to find.  It'll always be listed this way. smile  I'm off to work, disc it up!
15462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Today is Veteran's Day - thanks dbt & others! on: November 12, 2004, 03:31:53 AM
<- USAF, 819 / 823 RED HORSE Special Forces, Air Combat Command, Combat Controller - Disabled

I appreciate your thanks guys, it means a lot to me. smile
15463  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 11, 2004, 06:27:03 PM
I'd like to run it to keep it official if we can.  My Xbox died on me which is why this isn't already done before you guys even GOT your copies.  What bad timing.  As we speak, my staff is taunting me because I can't play...I can feel the love, its sticking sharply in my back!  I should be back on my feet today or tomorrow at the latest.
15464  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Half-Life 2 Midnight Sale/X800 xt Platinum Giveaway... on: November 11, 2004, 01:41:54 AM
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Hey guys, this is Sloan from Gone Gold, my first post here! Glad I found you guys!


Welcome Sloan!  This is a fantastic deal, thanks for the heads up!
15465  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / The new beta testers' WoW impressions thread! on: November 10, 2004, 06:00:10 PM
Or do the collection questions like I do:

Quest to IronForge, Quest to the Auction house, Quest into your pocket, and drop the magical coin into the slot.  Bamkapowwham, instadone. smile  10 Goretusk livers?  Not in this lifetime...
15466  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / CG WoW Guild Roll Call on: November 10, 2004, 03:07:44 PM
I'm in.  The only caveat of course is making sure everyone lands on the same server.  I won't be a part of the 'guild' but I'll help support you guys.  I'll work an alliance with the much larger guild that I'm a member of..they'll take care of us. smile

Oh yea...planning on playing Horde.  Undead Warlock and probably an Undead Rogue.
15467  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / The new beta testers' WoW impressions thread! on: November 10, 2004, 01:55:48 PM
Hmmm....that is really odd.  I wonder if you might have better luck on a less populated server?  On the beta servers (which are not overloaded like the stress test ones) I'm not getting stuff like that.  It just sounds like lag issues...

hhehhee...."foozle". smile
15468  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Friday Night Fight - Tribes Vengeance on: November 10, 2004, 01:45:21 PM
I'll be kicking up the server early Friday morning (like 4:30am) and letting it run till I wake up on Saturday!  Lets get some Tribes: Vengeance action going!!  Who's with me?
15469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Hands-On Preview on: November 09, 2004, 10:26:34 PM
Yea, I'm in the process of posting the same PR piece.  I can confirm that.
15470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pelican Light Rifle for Xbox on: November 09, 2004, 11:41:20 AM
I have one that I'm no longer using if you are looking to buy.  We can work out an arrangement. smile
15471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Penny Arcade's "Child's Play" toy drive on: November 08, 2004, 09:18:10 PM
I would so be supporting this if they would just respond to my email.... :/
15472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines - Minimimum Specs on: November 08, 2004, 09:16:32 PM
Release date is not official yet, but I was told that is absolutely 100% in November.  (The date that we have set is 1 week after HL2, and I think that is a fairly safe bet)
15473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines - Minimimum Specs on: November 08, 2004, 06:26:47 PM
Because I loves ya...

3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX® 9.0c-compatible 64MB video card and drivers
1.2 GHz Athlon(tm) or 1.2 GHz Pentium® III processor or higher
384MB of RAM (512MB of RAM recommended)
Microsoft® Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP
Quad-Speed CD-ROM drive (600 K/sec sustained transfer rate) and drivers
3.3 GB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files and saved games (plus 1.4 GB for Windows® swap file)
100% DirectX® 9.0-compatible 16-bit sound card and drivers
100% Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP-compatible mouse, keyboard, and drivers
DirectX® 9.0c (Included)
Supported Chipsets for 98/ME/2000/XP:

All ATI® Radeon® Chipsets
All NVIDIA® GeForce(tm) Chipsets
Matrox® Parhelia(tm) Chipset


All that said, when I played it (and it was silky smooth) it was on a 2.6Ghz P4 with 1GB of RAM on a Geforce 6600 128mb card.  Not bleeding edge and not a frame drop either.  The guys at Troika were saying that they are running the game at 60+ with all the goodies on an ATI 9600 Pro as well.  smile
15474  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / slow forum on: November 08, 2004, 06:04:03 PM
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Slow for me too. I am sure Ron knows and is working on it.

Finally nailed this one down.  A pair of core routers of AT&T's went down late last night causing some severe routing latency.  Apparently some folks felt it for a lot of sites whereas some folks only felt it on things that are more bandwidth intensive (database run items).  All makey fixey now though from what I've seen.  Anyone seeing residual effects?
15475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / diablo....in wow?! yes! on: November 08, 2004, 02:50:57 PM
I'm all OVER this!
15476  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Console Gold WoW Guild-Alliance/PvE-On to step two on: November 08, 2004, 02:10:41 PM
Well, I'll jump in and say that I cannot run a CG WoW guild as I'm already part of a very very large guild.  That said, when we get into final I'll make my character names known on the boards, if you see me on, track me down and we'll adventure.  smile
15477  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Last-minute pre-order... EQ2 or WoW? on: November 08, 2004, 01:42:59 PM
WoW

smile
15478  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / HALO 2 CLAN on: November 08, 2004, 02:00:30 AM
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*sigh*

Somehow I don't see the bunch around here sticking together enough for this.
The second I can create a clan I will be doing so and posting it here kids.  I should have the game before any of you so I should trump the whole 'everybody has a clan so we are all scattered' thing too. smile
15479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Reviews - IGN/Gamespot/Gamespy (Poss. Spoilers) on: November 07, 2004, 09:03:59 PM
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Sorry. I just hate IGN.

No need to be sorry...release the hate. smile  I hate IGN too!

I'll have my Halo 2 review up as soon as possible.  It'll be up before you can buy it.  You'll note that I do not have any ads for Halo 2 on the site, so maybe my review will be a little more objective...heheh
15480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Hands-On Preview on: November 07, 2004, 06:30:51 PM
Haven't heard anything on the copy protection yet.
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