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16281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yap Yap YAAAP! on: June 24, 2004, 05:28:25 PM
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As long as the dialogue is interesting, I don't mind it at all.


And therein lies the rub.  A lot of the dialog in this game (and many others) is just absolutely pointless or just rediculous.  For instance, one of your characters in Front Mission 4 likes a girl and there is a whole plot thread that goes on forever that could have simply been cut alltogether.  On top of that, he looks like a whipped puppy with his ... crap because he can't go play with the kids.  Uh...you pilot a giant building-crushing death-dealing mech and you are a grown soldier in the Army.  These things don't mesh.  

They also like to recap stuff you JUST SAW. The recap stuff just reminds me of Actraiser.  At the end, they recap everything you did for an ending....uh, I was there and I spent hours in that level, I didn't think I needed a reminder of what I did.  Show me a real ending, you know, me on a ledge with text.  Ok, maybe not that...
16282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Titanium Breast Implants?! on: June 24, 2004, 02:36:49 PM
But they can do that with existing tissue, why would you want to put metal inside your body unless you had to?? (pins)
16283  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Today's Thing you can't Un-See on: June 24, 2004, 02:36:07 PM
So a co-worker catches me posting in here, spots my business card on my cube wall, reads that it says Director, and then asks me if I want to support his guild.  Ok, I'm game...."What guide is that?" I ask.  He directs me here:

http://www.phxff.net/pff_aboutus.asp

Sweet Jesus...these are the people I have to deal with every day, but dressed up like Gay-Cowboy Jedi, Androgeny jedi, Out-of-shape Jedi, and token guy with rain slicker'Jedi in the back left.  Oh the humanity...its gonna be hard to sit across from this guy at a table any time soon...
16284  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yap Yap YAAAP! on: June 24, 2004, 12:00:54 PM
So I'm playing Front Mission 4 and I'm finding myself very irritated with the sheer level of dialog in this game.  As I think back, I can recall MANY games with this level of yappyness.  Where is the balance of yappitude?  When can I get back to saving the world?

AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD....Stop....with....the... DOT DOT DOT!  I find that Square is the primary ... cuprit ... on ... that ... crap.  It doesn't serve any useful purpose and its just irritating.  I can't possibly be alone in this.
16285  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/T Fight Night 2004 on: June 24, 2004, 04:18:56 AM
I renew my possible trade, anyone?  My previous buyer fell through...
16286  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is backwards compatibility a big deal? on: June 22, 2004, 08:37:24 PM
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I was wondering though, if the new consoles are more powerful, would it help games that have frame rate issues on the current ones?


Actually I don't think so.  I.E. Thief was designed for X amount of RAM.  Running it on the Dev Kit which has double the ram of a retail kit doesn't make it faster as the game isn't programmed to take advantage of the extra headspace.
16287  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are Game Reviews Bought? on: June 22, 2004, 08:35:54 PM
Shit, me too!
16288  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are Game Reviews Bought? on: June 22, 2004, 07:31:48 PM
Yea, I always flip to the game section in Maxim, Stuff, and Playboy just to laugh.  They reviewed a 'close to final' version of Half-Life 2 last year, and they always seem to be about the depth that you would get from the back of the box.  Always humourous.....
16289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Multiplatform = Recipe for Disaster? on: June 22, 2004, 05:43:36 PM
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That they spent the time to create an entirely new engine for the Splinter Cell port is amazing. It shows that Ubi sees great potential for PS2 sales, even months after the original Xbox release. Kudos to Ubi for giving it the same attention.
Rumor has it that Ubi was paid the cost of developing that engine by Sony.  Hard not to make it when somebody foots the bill.
16290  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Multiplatform = Recipe for Disaster? on: June 22, 2004, 03:30:38 PM
When I look at the reviews for games like Driv3r and I see that they have split their attention between the PS2 and Xbox, I have to question the viability of multiplatform titles.  When I look at Splinter Cell, I have to say that it is amazing what they can pull off multiplatform, but they used seperate engines to do it.  

So....what is the deal?  Is it shoddy workmanship?  Not enough testing?  Publisher pressure?  Too much compromize?  What's the skinny?  Jump in and give us your thoughts...
16291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Titanium Breast Implants?! on: June 21, 2004, 02:31:21 PM
They aren't fake breasts....they are simply 'property enhancements'.  slywink
16292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Titanium Breast Implants?! on: June 21, 2004, 12:54:37 PM
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_995532.html

Was there a big market for this?  Who would want to add this kinda weight to their body??  Not to mention the clank sound if you knock on your chest....
16293  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is backwards compatibility a big deal? on: June 20, 2004, 11:17:43 PM
There are a lot of great quality games that I'd always like to go back and play.  For example, playing The Cradle mission in Thief: Deadly Shadows simply for the atmosphere alone would be cool once I've moved on a bit.  That said, with the backlog that most of us have of unfinished games, think of how many times you have broken out the older systems to play through classics like Zelda.  It just doesn't happen that often, or if it does do you actually finish it again?
16294  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Front Mission 4 - 8 mission Impression. on: June 20, 2004, 03:25:11 PM
Well, I think one of our reviewers is reviewing the title (if not, I have it and I can) but I like your suggestion.  It would be nice to allow readers to submit reviews as well.  We will explore this option in the future....
16295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Review Discussion: Full Spectrum Warrior on: June 18, 2004, 05:54:34 PM
Well, the camera issues will subside a bit by the time you reach about mission 4., so you should be out of the woods soon.
16296  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Review Discussion: Full Spectrum Warrior on: June 18, 2004, 02:52:18 PM
Ahhh....yes, that is planned Mr. Farley. smile  We already have a field in the DB, we just have to populate it (and that is a LOT of work mind you)
16297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Review Discussion: Full Spectrum Warrior on: June 18, 2004, 12:04:24 PM
Yea, I thought about putting that in my review, but I need to make sure I'm not going to piss off the dev/pub by doing it.
16298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Review Discussion: Full Spectrum Warrior on: June 18, 2004, 04:47:06 AM
Questions?  Comments?  Whatnot?
16299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Full Spectrum Warrior Reviewed by IGN! :) on: June 18, 2004, 03:48:49 AM
I just finished my review write up, and I'm sending it out to the editors.  You'll know my take on it very soon....
16300  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / FFXI Deal on: June 17, 2004, 11:58:37 PM
Costco has the PS2 version of Final Fantasy XI with the hard drive for $59.97.  Hard to beat that.  Given that the rumor is that games like GT4 will support the HDD, this might be a good opportunity to pick up the hard drive regardless.
16301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Snowblind *was* Deus Ex: Clan Wars on: June 17, 2004, 07:24:41 PM
Done
16302  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Console Gold's Future - The Poll on: June 17, 2004, 06:06:37 PM
No matter which way we go it'd be a seperate domain I'd imagine.  You won't find PC stuff on CG.
16303  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Console Gold's Future - The Poll on: June 17, 2004, 06:05:47 PM
Well then I'm glad to have said it.  We are not trying to take anything away from GG.  Hell, there is no way that I could really.  Rich has a magnetism that pulls people in, I really can't even say I understand how it works.  I know that Mary Jo cooked waffles for Rich for breakfast one day.  I know that Rich watches football and has a young son.  I know the details of his injuries.  I know his friends and I know the kinda games he likes to play.  I know more about Rich LaPorte than I know about some of my co-workers!

All that said, name ONE webmaster that you have that level of REAL connection.  If you can name even ONE I'd be surprised.  I couldn't emulate/take that even if I wanted to.
16304  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Console Gold's Future - The Poll on: June 17, 2004, 05:43:36 PM
Well, not to worry.  This isn't a 'next week' expansion.  This is a probably next year sometime timeframe.  There is a LOT of things that I want to do with CG.  Not to worry...this is just very long range planning.

As for the PC, I don't want to compete with Rich.  Don't get that idea in your head.  I want to make something that is doing the things that they are not.  I don't ever want to have people think that I used Rich as some sort of spring board and now I want to somehow bury his site.
16305  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Snowblind *was* Deus Ex: Clan Wars on: June 17, 2004, 04:44:18 PM
Ok.  Here is the deal.  I spoke with my contacts again to confirm.  There is absolutely ZERO connection between the two titles.  Both titles are being developed completely separately.  Ion Storm, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos have all seen the article and nobody is bothering with it.  Why fight rampant and unsubstantiated rumor speculation?   I don’t blame them…we all know that fighting on the internet is fairly pointless.
16306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Madonna Name Change? on: June 17, 2004, 03:30:42 PM
I heard on the radio that Madonna is changing her name to Esther, but I can't find any truth to it on the net..  Anyone? (Not that I really care)
16307  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Console Gold's Future - The Poll on: June 17, 2004, 03:29:16 PM
Console Gold is going to expand.  Where would you like to see the site expand next?
16308  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Snowblind *was* Deus Ex: Clan Wars on: June 17, 2004, 02:08:33 PM
Tell ya what, now that this story has 'broken', I'm going to call my reps this morning when they get into the office.  I'll re-confirm and then post.  Granted, if they change their tune we will have an angry conversation at that point. smile
16309  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Snowblind *was* Deus Ex: Clan Wars on: June 17, 2004, 01:59:22 PM
Fair enough.  If that was your attempt, your delivery sucks.   :wink:

I did take the time though, this simply is not true.
16310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Snowblind *was* Deus Ex: Clan Wars on: June 17, 2004, 01:54:29 PM
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Maybe a real journalist from ConsoleGold can get to the bottom of this?
What the hell is THAT supposed to mean?  It doesn't get much more 'real journalistic' than what I did.  I went directly to the source (developers) and then doublechecked my source with the publisher.  On top of that, I gave a shout to my PR rep to triple check it since there was so much conversation about it.  There is no possible way that Ion Storm would just hand their most precious series to another development house.  Especially with Deus Ex: Invisible War not turning out as good of number as they would have hoped.  They would want that in-house to make sure it doesn't happen again.

As for HomeLan and all the other sites that will regurgitate this same news post...think for a second.  Where might they be getting that from?  Oh, I dunno...Gamespot perhaps?
16311  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Snowblind *was* Deus Ex: Clan Wars on: June 17, 2004, 01:47:17 PM
Oh sure...I'm sure Ion Storm just HANDED Deus Ex to Crystal Dynamics.

Just because Gamespot printed it doesn't make it true.  This counts double when it flies in the face of all reason.
16312  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN reports XBox 2 to debut Nov. 2005 on: June 16, 2004, 06:13:44 PM
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there are never any good ones until the console's been out a year, IMO.
You'll get no argument here, I purchased my PS2 a year after it came out.
16313  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 16, 2004, 06:01:52 PM
I wonder if it'll see the light of day given that Game X Copy just got slapped with a lawsuit.
16314  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN reports XBox 2 to debut Nov. 2005 on: June 16, 2004, 05:57:25 PM
Yea, when I saw that I called my MS rep.  We had a good laugh.

Good times...good times...

I doubt they would launch in 2005, but if they push the backwards compatability angle it might be viable.  The money is in the software....
16315  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mean Girls on: June 15, 2004, 01:29:29 PM
Since Heathers?  Thats a heck of a comparison. I've heard its getting good ratings but I didn't suspect....
16316  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Xbox Friends Thing on: June 15, 2004, 12:15:41 PM
I posted it on the front page the other day, I think its pretty cool.  smile  THe stats system is pretty neat as you can learn when your friends play usually and make arrangements.
16317  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / hardware reviews? on: June 14, 2004, 09:31:40 PM
You are not mistaken, we did have hardware reviews on the site.  We have not revamped that section of the site yet.  I will gladly answer any question you might have as I've used the thing since prototype versions.
16318  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Extreme Dodgeball on: June 14, 2004, 06:36:06 PM
First I've heard of it.  I could take it seriously if they got that ball wet beforehand.  Have you ever been hit by a wet dodgeball?  No, not the big fun ones, I'm talking about the little handsized ones.  Welts and bruises....ah, the staples of childhood.
16319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What current consoles do you own? on: June 14, 2004, 03:41:02 AM
Yea, that whole "next gen" thing irritates me.  Depending on who is using it it could mean this crop or the next.
16320  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What current consoles do you own? on: June 13, 2004, 11:31:52 PM
Are you a PS2 guy, an Xbox guy, a Cube guy, GBA only, or some combination therein?
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