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16121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What are you (supposed to be) doing right now? on: August 20, 2004, 05:51:40 PM
You hear that they are trying to make open-water swimming a sport?  They plan on doing it IN the Agean.  That'd be a totally different thing for most swimmers...salt water instead of pool water?
16122  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Lots of games at Wal-Mart for $15 on: August 20, 2004, 05:49:56 PM
Metal Arms is totally worth that for the comedy factor alone!
16123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is PGR2 usable with the system link? on: August 20, 2004, 05:48:41 PM
oooh, nice catch.  I'll update the game record this evening. smile
16124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What are you (supposed to be) doing right now? on: August 20, 2004, 04:28:45 PM
hehe...I'm supposed to be writing reports, but I sneak in here every once in a while to post. smile

Women's soccer eh?  I TiVO the Olympics and watch em commercial free (cuz man....there are a LOT of commercials!) and hope that nobody spoils em for me.  The Tae Kwon Do competition is my next 'big' event to watch.
16125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fable Reviewed [OXM] on: August 20, 2004, 04:13:58 PM
GG's forum effect?  Sure....I've been burned.

The CG forum effect?  Not yet.  I'm not saying that to slam GG, I'm saying it because its true (to date).
16126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Pre-Load + CS: Source on: August 20, 2004, 04:13:10 PM
I sooooo wanna play.  Just sayin'....
16127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PASTE! on: August 20, 2004, 01:31:00 PM
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Yeah, not really exciting.


Nor surprising at that. smile
16128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Pre-Load + CS: Source on: August 19, 2004, 07:45:41 PM
Straight from HL2Source

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Counter-Strike: Source Beta... Live!
At 7:00 PM PST Counter-Strike Source Beta went live for CZ/ATI users. Although some users have already reported a handfull of problems, overall the whole event turned out fine! On a (rather large) side note, Half-Life 2 will start pre-loading 18th of August, so be sure to check Steam once in a while.


And there you have it...
16129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What happened with AvP? Now we know... on: August 19, 2004, 07:42:01 PM
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/index.php?Show=2378&Template=newsfull

Seems the studio screwed us.  Those who waited for the DVD will get to see the movie as it should have been.  Sonsabitches!  

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About the studio's cutting of the film, which he had no control over, he said, and I quote, "All of the best scenes were cut." Anderson was obviously very annoyed at the way the film was released. However, this was not purely because of the PG-13 limitation, which incidentally, the studio enforced THREE WEEKS before the release date! It was always going to be R until then. Part of the reason for the cutting was that some of the effects were not ready by the time the release date came around. The effects team had very little time to do anything.

As far as the content that was cut, apparently we see all those who die, die on screen, but he also said that there is a sub-plot that we will have to wait for on DVD. Yes there will be an R-rated Director's cut DVD although they don't know the release date yet.

Without saying anything that could dig his own grave, Anderson tactfully pinned the fault of the poor quality of the film on the studio's cut. We all know that the script and performances was not quite up to par either, but then it was time for me to ask my first question.
16130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PASTE! on: August 19, 2004, 07:18:05 PM
Bust out with whatever is in your Control V....no cheating!

"Annnnd....BAM!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/  "
16131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you looking forward to for the PreChristmas season? on: August 19, 2004, 04:35:16 PM
I know that on top of my radar has to be Evil Genius, Tribes Vengeance, Fable, and Burnout 3.  What are you guys looking forward to?
16132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Zatoichi - has anyone else seen this movie? on: August 19, 2004, 04:31:43 PM
Really?  I've walked past it at least 100 times.  Don't let me down...I'll check it out this weekend.
16133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ahem....its Eldon's Birthday on: August 19, 2004, 03:23:19 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/posters

You gots a perrrty mouth!  REEEEEE!!!
16134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC-PR] X² - THE RETURN on: August 19, 2004, 01:47:57 PM
Looks like we get an expansion pack in February! smile  (although, this was announced in Europe, so we might have it earlier)

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X² - THE RETURN

"The best space game ever . . ." returns

BASINGSTOKE, England (August 19th 2004) - International software publisher DEEP SILVER and German games developer EGOSOFT are delighted to announce at Leipzig Games Convention, their continued collaboration over the X² franchise. The launch of the new expansion pack, X²- THE RETURN is set for FEB 2005. Enhancing and extending the gameplay of the award winning X²- THE THREAT; the expansion pack adds many exciting new features and involves players in a thrilling new storyline.

"We are delighted to be working once again with EGOSOFT and furthering the X² franchise," commented Craig McNicol, Managing Director of DEEP SILVER's parent KOCH MEDIA. "X²- THE THREAT was a phenomenal success across Europe, achieving high sales positions and receiving acclaim from specialist press. The expansion pack will further players enjoyment of this fantastic game."

"EGOSOFT are excited to continue their relationship with publisher, DEEP SILVER," said Bernd Lehahn, Managing Director of EGOSOFT. "X² - The Return will further extend the free roaming universe, combining it with a greatly improved, intense storyline and innovative new game play styles. X² - The Threat took space trading gaming to the next level. X² - The Return will give players an even greater experience."

Developed by EGOSOFT and published by DEEP SILVER, X²- THE RETURN is exclusively distributed world wide (excluding North America) by KOCH MEDIA. For additional information visit the official X² website at: www.x2thethreat.com
16135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 18, 2004, 09:38:44 PM
D'oh, beat me to it.
16136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 18, 2004, 09:37:30 PM
Ugh, sweet Jesus....I know this.  Yes, this movie sucked (good punny clue) but it had so much potential.

Queen of the Damned
16137  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / [HOT]XFX Geforce 6800GT 256meg $350 Shipped on: August 18, 2004, 09:35:18 PM
Ooh....tempting.  I'll go with the board and processor and stick with my 9600 Pro as well.  Good find though!

Is ATI losing this round?  I know I've heard naysayers because of the 'snow' crap in Doom 3...
16138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC-PR] Evil Genius Goes Gold on: August 18, 2004, 09:31:59 PM
HA HA </Nelson>

16139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 80's bands... on: August 18, 2004, 09:26:45 PM
Nope, this is just additional fun.

Chicago
16140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ahem....its Eldon's Birthday on: August 18, 2004, 09:15:46 PM
Happy Birthday code-king!
16141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 80's bands... on: August 18, 2004, 09:02:06 PM
They were named after places...name em:

Here is a start-

Asia
Europe
16142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC-PR] Evil Genius Goes Gold on: August 18, 2004, 08:49:41 PM
Having played the game, let me tell you...it is a blast!  Look for my preview on the title as soon as I can.

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Evil Genius™ Goes Gold!

Gamers Worldwide Can Discover their Dark Side on September 28th

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18, 2004) – Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the PC strategy/simulation game Evil Genius has gone gold and will ship to retail stores worldwide on September 28th.  A trial version of the game will be released on the Internet on Monday, August 30th.

More information about Evil Genius can be found at the official website: http://www.howevilareyou.com/.

In Evil Genius gamers assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device.  A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

All the everyday tasks of the megalomaniac are available to experience as players build a secret base, train minions, gain infamy and notoriety by completing daring missions, toy with the forces of justice by setting clever traps, torture captives with ingenious devices, and develop evil super weapons to complete a nefarious master plan.
16143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC-PR] DAOC Roundtable Fan Gathering on: August 18, 2004, 07:18:33 PM
Get your geek on!

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MYTHIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS “DARK AGE OF CAMELOT” "ROUNDTABLE" FAN GATHERING

Visitors from Albion, Hibernia and Midgard to Celebrate MMORPG’s Third Anniversary

AUGUST 18, 2004 – FAIRFAX, VA – Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the critically-acclaimed massively-multiplayer online role-playing game “Dark Age of Camelot,” today announced that they are hosting a “Dark Age of Camelot” Roundtable fan gathering in Las Vegas this September. As “Dark Age of Camelot” approaches the third anniversary of its launch, players from around the world are invited to gather on September 24th and 25th to meet one another and the game's developers. The Roundtable will feature “Dark Age of Camelot”-themed activities including LAN play, and costume contests. NVIDIA and Prima Games are amongst the official Roundtable sponsors, and along with Mythic will provide an array of prizes.

“Las Vegas is known as an exciting, challenging and fun city,” said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. “And that is exactly the way we describe ‘Dark Age of Camelot.’ Given that combination, we hope that this Roundtable will be both memorable and enjoyable for our players.”

The Las Vegas Roundtable will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on September 24th – 25th. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, please go to www.darkageofcamelot.com/roundtable.

About “Dark Age of Camelot”
“Dark Age of Camelot” is a next generation massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (“MMORPG”), and features state-of-the-art 3D graphics with multiple class and race combinations, a robust trade skill system, and the most comprehensive player Guild system in any MMORPG. The world of “Dark Age of Camelot” features three Realms at war – Midgard, Hibernia and Albion. Based on the mythologies of Viking-era Scandinavia, ancient Ireland, and Arthurian Britain, respectively, the once-peaceful Realms began to battle after the death of King Arthur. Players quest, fight monsters, form guilds and eventually gain enough power to defend their Realm from enemies.

Since its release, “Dark Age of Camelot” has received critical acclaim, including Online Game of the Year by Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World, and “PC Game of the Year” by USA Today and MSNBC. With an industry-leading customer support program, “Dark Age of Camelot” continues to grow and expand worldwide and has proven to be an enduring success.

For more information about “Dark Age of Camelot,” visit www.darkageofcamelot.com.

About Mythic Entertainment
Mythic Entertainment is one of the most successful developers and publishers of massively multiplayer online role-playing games in the world. Credited with 15 online games, including the award winning “Dark Age of Camelot(R),” Mythic’s success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 150 people. “Dark Age of Camelot(R)” is played by more than 250,000 subscribers in almost every country in the world, and has been translated into four languages.

In March 2003, TA Associates completed a $32 million investment in Mythic, the largest ever granted to any independent game developer. Mythic has been recognized for their business achievements by the Inc. 500, Deloitte and Touche’s Fast 500, and as a 2004 finalist in the Dell Small Business Awards. In addition to “Dark Age of Camelot(R)” expansions, Mythic is currently developing “Imperator™,” a next-generation Sci-fi MMORPG, scheduled for release in winter of 2005. More information about Mythic Entertainment is available at www.mythicentertainment.com .
16144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Press Release - Xbox European Price drop on: August 18, 2004, 06:06:21 PM
My sources say "Unlikely" for the US.  We shall see...
16145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Press Release - PS2 european price drop on: August 18, 2004, 06:06:03 PM
Thanks Purge!
16146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fable - Massive list o' features on: August 18, 2004, 06:04:56 PM
Well, I know which side of the fence I'll be sitting on.  Even in Black and White, no matter how white and beautiful my tower was, it eventually started to get kinda 'pointy' and evil looking.  Its all downhill from there...
16147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday 8/17/04 on: August 18, 2004, 06:03:00 PM
I do have an region free dvd player...and I am an import fiend.  Don't do it Mitch...its expensive. slywink

As for the redubbed + subs I think Crouching Tiger was one of the worst redubbs Iv'e seen.  Some scenes were just flat out wrong or the meaning was exactly opposite of the original Mandarin language track.
16148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Online Fax Service? on: August 18, 2004, 06:01:04 PM
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Is there something similar to this that's free?


And therein lies the rub.  I've never found a decent one that is free.
16149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fable - Massive list o' features on: August 18, 2004, 01:40:47 PM
Well, here is a scenario that made me want to play it:

You are a kid and you stumble upon a guy cheating on his wife.  You can tell his wife and do the 'good thing', take a bribe from the guy and do the 'bad thing'.  You can also do the EVIL thing (rubs hands) and take the bribe, go tell the wife, go back and kill the husband, grow up and then MARRY his wife.  Ahh....sweet Evilness....is there anything better?
16150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fable - Massive list o' features on: August 18, 2004, 12:26:26 AM
Some of these are surprises, some are not.  

Enjoy the goodness absconded directly from McSpyGn-griddles:
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Removed Features
- You can not kill children
- You can not have children
- There is no multiplayer
- There are no shields
- There are no horses


Your Character
- Your eye color can change throughout the game depending on how you play the game.
- Your character and other important NPCs age throughout the game in realtime (partially) but other NPCs age only through chapters.
- Your character and NPCs do most of their aging through chapters.
- You start the game at an age of about 10 and age until you are around 55. You stop aging at around 55 so your character doesn't die.
- Towns may honor you by throwing large celebrations for you.
- When your character does an activity involving strength you will become stronger and gain more muscle tone.
-You can choose a nickname and pay people to spred it across Albion.
- You can get drunk to the point of throwing up.
- You can take over entire cities.
- Using strenth, steath, and magic will help determine how your character looks. For example if you weild a sword and use strength a lot, your character will have an overall stronger build.
- There are hundreds of pieces of clothing.
- Hair sytles and tattooes are gained by finding cards that have a particular style on them.
- There are roughly 30 different tattoos.
- You can mix and match clothing.
- The game keeps track of dozens of stats such as furthest chicken punted, number of times laid, number of times wasted, etc.
- You can gain renown which determinds how famous you are.
- You gain experience orbs from enemies which can be used to increase stats of your chose.
- You can eat and drink foods and liquids to keep yourself healthy. Depending on which types of foods you eat your character can be in better or worse shape.


Your Possesions
- You can buy/sell shops, taverns, houses, etc. (possibly shipyards and inns).
- You can steal property through assassination, trickery, etc.
- You can rent out your houses.
- You can run shops and pubs (possibly shipyards and inns).
- Ability to buy things such as furniture for your home/s.
- Your character has a bottomless item bag which holds an unlimitted number of items.


Fighting and Magic
- You can use weapons such as swords to block.
- There are dozens of different types of enemies.
- During combat you can lock on to enemies, sidestep, and roll similar to the most recent Zelda games.
- If you string together attacks, you'll gain the option of performing a more powerful attack, called a flourish.
- Magic is known as 'Will'.
- You can die in battle but usually your character will just be knocked out and dragged back by a villager to a nearby town.
- There are over fifty different types of weapons including swords, machetes, spears, axes, hammers, pick axes, meat cleavers, staffs, maces, morning stars, long bows, cross bows, brass knuckles, etc.
- All weapons can be customized and upgraded.
- When firing a long bow or cross bow the strength of arrow is determined by how far you pull back the arrow.
- Weilding heavier weapons requires more strength to weild then lighter weapons.
- Cross bows need to be loaded. They are not rapid fire.
- You can go into first person and zoom in when shooting a long ranged weapon like a long bow.
- There are weapon straps.
- There is unlimited ammo for long ranged weapons.
- Arrows stick into wooden substances.
- Therea are 16 different unique magic spells (which can be upgraded).
- Certain enemies are massive. (for example mountain trolls are said to be approx. 8 times the size of your character)
- There is a training section at the Guild
- Enemies also attack NPCs such as bandits, and other heros.
- You can decapitate enemies.


NPC Interaction
- The D-pad can be mapped with dozens of various actions to interact with characters such as, farting, thrusting hips, evil laughing, grunting, slapping, giving the middle finger, etc. You can hold 4 at a time on the D-pad and the rest in a menu.
- You can become famous, respected, liked, loved, hated, feared, immitated, admired, etc. by different NPCs depending on your actions.
- Romantic relationships with both heterosexuals and homosexuals will be possible.
- You can pick on and harass children
- You can kill most adults.
- You can get married.
- Your wife may choose to leave you.
- You can cheat on you wife and even have multiply wifes in different towns/cities as long as they don't find out about each other.
- You can bribe, apoligize, taunt guards, etc. into letting you get away with a crime.
- Villagers live their everyday lifes from one event to another in a routine manner.
- There are nine other heros in Albion to complete with, three evil, three good, and three neutral.
- People may cheer or run away based on if they think your good or evil.
- People may choose to fight by your side.
- Hundreds of NPCs to interact with etc.
- People react to you depending partially on how you look.
- Most NPCs run on one of three different AI systems.


The World
- Takes place in the land of Albion, a huge island filled with numerous ravines, forests, mountains, hills, coasts, streams, lakes, ruins, dungeons, towns, and cities.
- The world of Albion has a day/night system, with the villagers behaviours reacting appropriately to the time of the day.
- Weather effects include wind, rain, snow, fog, etc.
- There is a simulated moving sun, and moon to match what hour of the day it is.
- The world of Albion has different races of people.
- There are snowy areas in Albion.
- There are at least 8 major towns/cities/settlements in Albion.
- Many different styles of towns including, farm based towns, medival towns, forts, native american, etc.
- There are over 200 'significant' NPCs to interact with.
- Albion is said to be approx. 4-8 Square Km.
- There is a battle stadium in Albion where you can fight for money.
- The guild in Albion is where you can accept missions for awards.
- You can be kicked out of parts of Albion for periods of time if you break the law.
- Your character is able to walk off of most paths in Albion.
- There are many secrets in the world of Albion.
- The world of Albion has an economic system. There is a supply and demand system that changes.
- 1 day in Albion equals 48 minutes in realtime.

Graphics and Sound
- When your character is hit he flashes red.
- Metal substances like sword and axe blades shine when light hits them.
- Your clothing, hair, etc. moves realisticlly as you run
- Nearly all plot cutscenes are done in 2D art.
- Runs at 30 frames per second.
- Play is from a third-person perspective.
- Shadows realisticlly mimic your body
- There are blood stains on things like clothing, armor, weapons, and trees.
- There are different types of clouds.
- Clouds move realisticlly across the sky.
- Taverns have their own music.
- All dialog is voiced with british actors.

Misc
- There are non-aggressive creatures such as butterflies, birds, etc.
- Once you beat the main quest you can continue playing.
- There are any mini-games such as gambling and fishing.
- Your character has a journel to record effents, quests, etc.
- If you commit a crime and someone sees you they may chose to alert the guards.
- You can break into houses to steal things, pickpocket people, etc.
- Over 22,000 lines of dialog (approx. 160,000 words of dialog)
- Your character has a journel to record events, quests, etc.
- There are various forms of transportation such as teleportation.
- Rated M for Mature (Blood, Strong Language, Violence, Sexual Content).
- Your character's most memorable moments will be painted on huge murals that can be viewed in the guild.
- Takes an estimated 20-30 hours to complete main quests.
- Takes an estimated 100+ hours to complete the entire game.
- The game lets you save before and after missions and at other points in the game. There are also autosaves.
- The story starts out just after your village was attacked. Your father was murdered and your mother and sister kidnapped.
- There are many destructable environments.
- 4 years in the making.
- There are dozens of trophies to impress people with, such as a giant wasp head, and fish tophies.
- There is sex in the game that you can watch to some degree.
- Most controlls are customizible.
- There is no swimming but you can wade through water.
- Free bonus disc if preordered from Gamestop or EB Games. Disc includes behind the scenes, interviews, playable demo of Sudeki and other Xbox titles.
- Fable game disc also includes other Xbox game demos.
- Releases Septemer 14th in the United States, and October 8th in Europe.

You can beat the game using only a frying pan.

You can pick pocket people.

You can buy other people beer and spit in their drinks (I think)

I think there are only 15 spells (not sure). (if anything, there are 17 spells... The spells that are not in the compendium are: Flamecharge/Battlecharge, Fireball, Paralyze, Push, Summon creature (might be Turncoat), Summon weapon)

Never heard any thing about crossbows... (Yes, they exist. They show the hero using one on the bonus DVD. He shot two arrows/bolts, then had to reload.)

Some spells can be upgraded up to 7(!)x while others can only be upgraded 4x I believe. (It's 4-7, so some are in between those.)

You can save any time you like, except while your in the middle of a mission. (But it does autosave after you finish the mission.)

There is a boasting system for quests to make the game harder.

Don’t know about destructible enviroments.. I have not seen this in any videos/screen shots yet. (Not environments, objects. Like barrels, crates, doors, windows, among others.)

When your using a bow you can go into a first person type of view (not exactly) to snipe people off. (You can first zoom into an over-the-shoulder view, where a targeting reticle will show up. Then you can go into a zoom-in sniper view, but the reticle will reverberate more and it'll be harder to aim.)

There are mushrooms in the game!

You can lure most NPCs...

There are secrets hidden in the world of Albion (the awesome Sand Goose).

Don’t know about many different styles of towns... They all look pretty similar. There are 5 major towns and a few smaller bandit camps and stuff.. (The Gamespot preview before their newest one said they were different. Knothole Glade is apparantly more camp/village/tribe like than other cities, and of course there are other examples.)

NPC’s will have different likes/dislikes...

If your a good/bad character and get married your wife will leave you if you change. (She can also cheat on YOU with another man, and if you find out, rumors can spread about her. At least that's how it used to be, don't know about now.)

If your wife finds out that your cheating she will leave you and you can go into the pub and actually hear her talking about you.

Clothing effects how people feel about you.

If you get lots of tattoo’s people will be more afraid of you.

You can actually be ridicules! It’s actually a setting!!

The type of clothing you wear on some missions will make it easier/harder for you.

You can kill anyone in the game except children.

There is a town in Albion where you’re not allowed to use weapons (children are only in this town). (There are lots of towns with children. The city that forces you to leave your weapons outside of it is some sort of imperial palace type... thing....)

You can hire mercenaries to assist you.

There are good/evil chapels.

If you are caught doing a crime then you can either pay a fine, attempt to kill the guards, or get kicked out of town.

The economy system in Albion is based on supply and demand. You do not make up your own prices. (You can when you own a store.)

When purchasing items a number will be displayed beside the price of the item to let you know if that item is the cheapest it can possibly be.

There are spells to help melee and ranged players.

Don’t know if you can cut limbs off... (You can't.)

You can play through the game being un armed (no weapons) . You can punch and kick and will be able to roll around to dodge attacks...

You can upgrade homes...

There are helmets in the game...

If your good you get butterflies around you (when still) and a halo over your head.

If your bad then you get flies around you (when still) and you grow horns over your head.

You only get horns and halos if your extremely evil/good.

Basic story: Your father is killed and your mother and sister and kidnapped. You are rescued and sent to the heroes guild, later something happens and you will have to save the world of Albion. It is promised that you will feel like a hero by the end of the game.

Children will mimic you if they like you and you have high renown.

You can beat people up with trophies.

You can fish and put your trophies in your home for display. (And beat people with them.)

Men will not come on to you unless you come on to them first.

We don’t know how many enemies there are in Albion. Probably over a dozen though.

Don’t know what weapon straps are? (Sheaths for swords, quivers for arrows, etc...)

You can easily change from magic/melee/ranged in real time any time you want to.

We don’t know if you can learn tricks to impress people... I don’t think there are any magic tricks or any thing like that. (They're expressions. They're not a category of their own.)

When your a kid you can get away with crime, but later you have to pay or you will be kicked out of town. I don’t know if you can bribe them (I think all guards are good), but I don’t know...

One day in Albion is approx (I don’t know the exact number) 1 hour in real time. (It's 48 minutes exactly. 1 hour = 2 minutes.)

NPC’s all run on the same AI’s. NPC’s will remember you if you do something bad to them. Given time most NPC’s will forgive/forget you.

You can break into any building in Albion.

We don’t know if they meant 8 square Km (at least I don’t know)...

Fable is not free roam. Most of the time you will be on paths. It has been said many times that there are larger areas to explore and most paths will have more then only one entrance.

When you are fully zoomed in you will see more detailed effects (ripples in the water).
16151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Information [Leaked Beta Info] on: August 17, 2004, 09:30:33 PM
Unless they VERY recently disabled that, its in game for multi.  We saw it when we played the Zanzibar level at E3.
16152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday 8/17/04 on: August 17, 2004, 07:07:29 PM
What, no Goodfellas?
16153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Board + Processor = Happy Gaming Goodness? on: August 17, 2004, 06:47:03 PM
Any familiarity with these boards / chipset / processor?

ABIT "KV8" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Athlon64 CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-177&depa=0

AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 1 MB L2 Cache
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-413&depa=0

I usually go with Asus, but their newest board is horribly overpriced just to add wireless I already have...
Thoughts?  Concerns?  Horror stories?
16154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Disappointing Star Ocean 3 review on: August 17, 2004, 05:10:57 PM
Woops!  Yea, that would be FFXII.
16155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / d and d coing to ps2? on: August 17, 2004, 04:36:23 PM
Official fact sheet, box art, press releases, 55 screenshots from the PS2 version alone...yep....we gots us some of that:

http://www.consolegold.com/GameInfo/game/1825.html

Just searching for "Demon" in the searchbox at the top brings up that record.

From what I saw at E3, it'll be a solid contender...I only wish it had multiplayer.
16156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Disappointing Star Ocean 3 review on: August 17, 2004, 01:52:27 PM
I fear that the new combat system for FFXI might fall into the same boat....say it isn't so!
16157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WinXP Sucks. on: August 15, 2004, 12:57:56 PM
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I find it hard to believe that anything NEW from Mozilla is less compliant than older Mozilla technology (let alone IE).

Sadly it is true.  We use strict xml on our site and some parts of it (pieces of our database back end) just break when you use Mozilla.
16158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WinXP Sucks. on: August 14, 2004, 03:00:39 PM
Its that nasty virus you named in the beginning.....Systemworks.  Pry that crap off your system and you'll see improvement very quickly.
16159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 13, 2004, 06:27:29 PM
Yes it is. smile
16160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Friday Caption Fun! on: August 13, 2004, 02:34:31 PM
hehhee.....

"This is the finger I stir my drinks with.  See how pickled it is?  That's because I'm a Kennedy..."
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