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441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 -- Impressions part 2 on: January 09, 2007, 12:43:23 AM
Yeah, not being able to do anything while downloading is a big mistake.  Hopefully, they will fix this in a future patch. I'm also having problems with the Playstation store loading slow and with slow download speeds. The Wii downloads much faster for me. The 360 downloads the fastest but it is wired to the router.

On the bright side, once I finally managed to download the Motorstorm demo, I had a blast. I'll be purchasing this one on day one unless it gets really hammered in the reviews. I'm going to download the demo to the F1 game. It looks like this may be the only F1 game in the near future. I hope it is a good one.
442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 version 2 on: January 05, 2007, 06:59:08 PM

Quote from: ChaoZ on January 05, 2007, 06:54:23 PM

I'm not sure I understand why HDMI would suffer from signal degradation. It's a digital signal, shouldn't it either work or not?

That's my understanding too. Does someone else have any different info? I've been looking into a switch at Monoprice myself. My TV only has one HDMI port and I've acquired more devices with HDMI than I thought I would over the last year.
443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Impressions (ongoing) on: January 01, 2007, 07:22:28 PM
I managed to get mine up and going last night as well. Overall, it wasn't too bad to set up. However,I had some issues with my wireless router. I guess Sony doesn't like mine. I had to tweak a setting and it connected without dropping every 30 seconds.  I didn't think the update download was too slow but the playstation store was crawling for me.  The pics of the games took forever to load. I started to download Grand Turismo HD but at the rate it was going it would have took all night. Sony has a ways to go to match Microsoft in terms of their online content. The system does have lots of potential and I think, as someone said earlier, that in a year it will be getting lots more of my play time.  But even given it's issues, I don't have any buyers remorse as of yet.
444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Impressions (ongoing) on: January 01, 2007, 03:47:21 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on January 01, 2007, 01:42:46 AM

call it 'reverse forum effect'...

tho i've completely avoided any/all excitement/discussions up here regarding anything having to do with next-gen, i must admit to've gotten pretty tired of the topic-after-topic, enormous amount of sony/ps3 bashing that's occurred the last while (& was glad the mods finally saw fit to 'temper' it all recently). while i personally swore off all microsoft products about 4-5 years ago, i've never really felt the need to trash them - not so sure what the point would be...

anyway, what with my standard def tv & my complete lack of interest in available titles, i figured i'd get a ps3 maybe come springtime, whatever. & yet, when i walked into eb this morning to get something for the psp, i ended up instead walking out with one...

i figure, between demos & ps1 downloads (& the odd ps2 title), i'll have enough to do with it til some interesting stuff arrives. tho lacking the clunky-funky personality of my original-style ps2, it's indeed very pretty, & very quiet...

i think i'll keep it smile ...

Your story matches mine except for the fact that I do have an HDTV and I ended up walking out of Best Buy today with a 60gig instead of EB.  icon_biggrin I ended up picking up Resistance and an extra controller too. At 12:30 today they still had 15 or so left. I even saw one lone 60gig in Target along with a husband and wife team negotiating over its purchase.  icon_biggrin. Today was the first day Ive ever seen a PS3 in a store. I am a little pissed at myself. I managed to grab one of the boxes that didn't have Talledega Nights in it. Oh, well, I've already seen it anyway and it probably isn't something Im going to watch again and again. I did use an Amazon Gift Certificate to pick up Kingdom of Heaven so hopefully that will show off the Blu Ray drive.

On a side note, how easy is it to download the PS1 games to the PSP. That is really something Im interested in doing. It will force me to blow the dust off the PSP. I'd check on the playstation store myself but I cant get my son to stop playing Viva Pinata long enought to log on.
445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a great song by The Who? on: December 22, 2006, 10:11:19 PM
I second The Real Me. Great song.
446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF is with McCain? on: December 13, 2006, 04:33:50 PM
I think he believes that it will be impossible to win the Republican nomination without courting the ultra right of the party.  He is probably right.  I think the sad truth is it will be difficult for either party to nominate a candidate that doesn't suck up to the far right or far left.  Then whoever wins has to try and swing toward the middle ground to get elected in the general election. In my mind you never know what someone really stands for at all. They just say what it takes to get elected. At this point, I probably wouldn't vote for McCain either unless the choice was much worse.  A few years ago, he would have probably been my pick.
447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Launch Thread on: November 19, 2006, 03:54:52 AM
My Meijer in Bloomington, Illinois had about 20 people waiting at around 9pm in the electronics department. I have one preorderd at Toys R Us but I wanted to grab an extra controller if they were selling them. No luck there. My Best Buy had about 20 people outside with a sign on the door that they had 84 consoles in stock. Not too bad there.  Target had about 8-10 people outside. Nobody outside of Kmart, Circuit City, or Toys R Us. Id say anyone around here that wants one tomorrow and gets to the stores early will get one.
448  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Finding a local gaming shop on: September 09, 2006, 03:10:47 AM
I second the warstore recommendation. Ive ordered from the by phone for GW stuff and via the web store for other things and all my orders went very well. Every time Ive called, Neal, the owner answers the phone. Shipping is fast and cheap too.  Ive ordered from them about 10 times and never had an issue.
449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Stars are Blind" by Paris Hilton is a GREAT song! on: July 25, 2006, 01:54:59 AM
I'm pretty sure the fact she even has a song is a sign that the end of the world is near.........
450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Serenity - Movie on: July 25, 2006, 01:53:13 AM
I saw the movie before watching the series as well. Go out and buy it. You'll love it if you enjoyed the movie at all. Warning, you will be depressed that its the end of a series that had so much potential.  :cry:
451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone still hyped for Shadow of the Colossus? on: July 25, 2006, 01:48:22 AM
For 19.99, I may have to grab this one at some point. It seems like a no brainer at that price point.  Im suprised I held out against the forum effect as long as I have.
452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (7/24) on: July 25, 2006, 01:44:43 AM
Im holding out until August as well. Dead Rising will probably be the next game I shell out for.
453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Trauma Center is the hardest game I've ever played on: July 06, 2006, 01:05:53 AM
The hardest part of the game for me is finding a copy.  biggrin  I've looked all over. I read somewhere it may be getting a reprint this month but who knows.
454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Has next-gen DVD already failed? on: June 27, 2006, 01:12:29 AM
I'm usually a pretty early adopter of new technology but I have to say that I'm going to wait a while on this one. I still have bad memories of VHS versus Beta.  I'm going to have to see a clear winner before I upgrade.  I would love to see how it looks on my HDTV though.
455  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / BB RewardZone - 5 bucks off games on: April 04, 2006, 03:55:24 AM
I took one of the coupons from the web site in a few weeks ago that got you Act of War for the PC for $9.99. It was a royal pain. I went through the checkout line and the cashier was clueless. She called the cashier supervisor over who told me they dont take coupons from other web sites. I explained to her that it was from Best Buy's web site. She told me it wasn't and that she wouldnt let me use it. She did everything but flat out call me a liar and she was rude as hell. I got pissed and walked out.

I got about three steps outside the door and got more pissed and went back in. I went to the customer service department and they didnt believe me either. I had to take the guy from behind the desk to one of their computers with internet connectivity and prove it was a coupon from their site. His response was "huh, I didnt know we did that". On the way out the door, I had to stop and tell the cashier supervisor she was wrong and thanks for wasting my time. She didnt reply. I hate best buy. Im not sure its worth the $5.00 to use the damn coupons.  Nice find though for people who have decent employees in their store.
456  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Lego SW and GTA:SA - $10 at CC on: March 20, 2006, 03:36:25 AM
My CC was already sold out of Star Wars Lego for the PS2. They seemed to have all the rest. I'll have to check back later and see if they restocked.   Why do they always sell out of what Im looking for?
457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is it too early to give up on the 360 for Christmas? on: December 08, 2005, 07:47:31 PM
I just removed the stuff I didn't want from the basket before I placed the order

I thought about that but was paranoid it would cause an issue with the order.I figured Id only have one shot to order it. Plus, I was just sick of looking for one of the damn things.
458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is it too early to give up on the 360 for Christmas? on: December 08, 2005, 07:26:26 PM
I was thinking about trying to exchange a couple of the games for call of duty 2 and cash. Good to know it can be done. Thanks for the info!!  biggrin
459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is it too early to give up on the 360 for Christmas? on: December 08, 2005, 03:55:32 PM
Not too late I dont think. I managed to get one at Circuit City's web site this morning. Of course, you had to buy the bundle and it really didnt have the greatest selection of games for me. Im just hoping it actually ships. I had waited in line lauch day and came up 3 people short of getting one and my computer crashed the last time Circuit City had them available. I was about to give up too. Keep looking and use one of the online sites that keeps tabs on inventory for several retailers. The other option is of course, another long wait on the 18th at Best Buy.  Good luck.
460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / It's official. Everyone hates the French..... on: June 06, 2005, 01:48:09 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"

I feel sorry for you.  I love America so much that it hurts to see it turn into a fourth reich.  

Isn't there a rule that if you compare something to the 3rd Reich, you lose the debate.  Not that I agree with everything George Bush does but thats a tad extreme dont you think?
461  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (PC) -- $2.99 at EB on: April 18, 2005, 01:45:26 AM
I picked up Soldiers this weekend at a local EB for $6.99. It was marked $19.99 but I asked the guy if they price matched their website. He said they do but it would probably ring up at $6.99 anyway.  He charged me the $6.99 but didnt say if it actually rang up at that price or if he price matched it.  Heck of a deal. He did try and get me to buy the replacement warranty which I declined.  smile To his credit, he didnt try and sell it too hard. Kind of a going through the motions sort of thing I suppose.
462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP online on: March 31, 2005, 06:55:31 PM
The only one Im sure that has multiplayer now is Twisted Metal. There may be others.  I was disappointed that Wipeout didnt have true internet multiplayer.  Guess I should have researched that better. Im not sure that it will ever have it or not.  Still a great game and the system is pretty cool.
463  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Anarchy Online now free on: December 17, 2004, 02:14:17 AM
Has anyone managed to get this downloaded from their website? I was getting a download error and now bit torrent shows a download time of over 600 hours with a transfer rate of  0 kb.  Broken download?
464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this starting to feel like GG? on: October 15, 2004, 01:51:20 AM
Starting to feel like it  to me as well. Big thanks to the Console Gold folks for easing the pain of losing Gone Gold.
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