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4601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 2 on: November 01, 2004, 01:15:13 AM
To the left, to the left:

No vote
No vote
Wing Commander 3
Ultima VII
Thief: The Dark Project
Half-Life
No vote
Wing Commander
The Secret of Monkey Island
No vote
Quake 3
Pharaoh
Outlaws
Diablo
No One Lives Forever
Ultima Underworld


To the right, to the right:

Freespace 2
Unreal Tournament 2004
The Longest Journey
System Shock 2
Diablo 2
Quake
No vote
Grim Fandango
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Starcraft
Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Gabriel Knight 2
Deus Ex
No vote
Starsiege: Tribes
4602  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: October 31, 2004, 08:36:32 PM
These are all PC CD-ROM titles, disc only (I may have the manual for some of these, but they're not at my apartment ATM):

Critical Path
Dragon's Lair (Readysoft DOS version)
Iron Helix
The Journeyman Project Turbo
Mechwarrior 3
Quantum Gate
Superbike World Championship
4603  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: October 31, 2004, 08:33:34 PM
+1 to warning for the great Atari stuff.
4604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Road To The Grudge Is Paved In Suck on: October 31, 2004, 03:11:10 AM
Saw it last night.  It was D-U-M, dumb.  Not remotely scary, nor did it make a lick of sense.
4605  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Farenheit 911, for free, online on: October 29, 2004, 07:54:40 PM
I'd rather have someone get me drunk and put it in my butt than watch that again.
4606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 28, 2004, 03:29:22 AM
Quote from: "Siljanus"
Isn't he dead?  (Tupac)


Da Makaveli will lives forevah, yo!
4607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dude from Creed signs God Bless America at Sox Cards game 4. on: October 28, 2004, 03:26:56 AM
He knows sign language?  Awesome!
4608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone twitching for F.E.A.R.? on: October 28, 2004, 03:14:46 AM
Is there anything resembling a release date yet?
4609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 28, 2004, 03:10:16 AM
Quote from: "\/\/olverine"
I'm just questioning the sort of environment you guys are expecting here, I suppose I was just assuming we were all working towards a mature message board that frowns on moronic threads and posts that add absolutely no insight to the subject.

Tell me then so I can get this straight: I can go into every thread if I feel like it, and just say "fuck [the topic]" randomly at will? If thats the case fine, I'll lower my expectations when making a thread, understanding that there is infact no level of maturity or quality required, and I'll act the same if I feel like being an asshole. I don't very much like GTA: San Andreas, I'm gonna go into all the threads posted on it and reply "fuck GTA: San Andreas"... (not really going to do it but I suppose I could without breaking the rules?) That would really attract intelligent discussions or even members from development teams, wouldn't it?

:Sigh: I guess I just had my own lofty expectations coming from GoneGold.


4610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bards Tale Impressions on: October 28, 2004, 12:25:55 AM
I saw it in Best Buy today.  Didn't pick it up though - I've had enough "Action RPGs" for a while.
4611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP = $185 on: October 27, 2004, 04:18:49 PM
I'm not a big fan of handhelds, but that price certainly makes it much more attractive to me.
4612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Greatest Rock n' Roll Frontman on: October 27, 2004, 04:14:26 PM
Quote from: "Riker's Beard"
Who do folks here think was/is the greatest, most entertaining lead singer of a rock band?  For me, even in a field that has Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger, there can be only one:

Freddie Mercury


Good call.  Whatever that current commercial is that uses "I Want To Break Free" has got me listening to Queen again - particularly their live shows - and he is a brilliant frontman.  His musical/vocal talent and undeniable showmanship just put him a notch above just about everyone else.
4613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 27, 2004, 02:59:11 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "denoginizer"
Are you F#$%ing kidding me ???? !!!!
No, Halo sucked, both on the XBox and the PC..


This from the guy that also hates KOTOR, another well-loved game

What were you saying about counter-culture backlash, again?

Edit: Devil beat me to it - nice to know I'm not the only one seeing the contradiction.

Anyway, to stay on topic...

I really have no interest in GTA:SA - the previous games were mildly entertaining, but I never got into them like everyone else.  So I'll take a pass, go back to the Xbox double pack and see if I can figure out what I'm missing smile
4614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ashlee Simpson on SNL - what a moron! on: October 26, 2004, 04:18:38 PM
Swing yer partner to and 'fro
Make sure she don't hit de do'
4615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My New Car on: October 26, 2004, 02:08:44 PM
Quote from: "slackerjoe"
Toyota Avensis!

Too bad you can't get it in North America! smile Europe and Japan only for this bad boy.

(Thank God for small miracles)

I mean, congrats!  biggrin
4616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else vote yet? on: October 26, 2004, 12:46:49 PM
Yep, I voted this past Saturday - went really quickly, actually.  I was probably in there all of ten minutes, and that was including an address change.
4617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Top Ten Geekiest hobbies on: October 25, 2004, 11:21:13 PM
Quote
7. Star Wars

Distinguishing Characteristics: Overweight, casually strolling into the center of the room, and then when you least expect it, bursting into a blinding Jedi combat storm with a golf ball retriever.


Ghyslain Raza, where are you in our time of need?
4618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ashlee Simpson on SNL - what a moron! on: October 25, 2004, 06:55:28 PM
I think she deserves merciless mocking simply for spelling her name "Ashlee"
4619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Dating] Frequency of calls early on? on: October 25, 2004, 06:53:19 PM
You'd think at 32 I'd have this stuff down, but the majority of my dating life prior to this year has been with girls I already knew well - friends, friends of friends, etc... people I already had a rapport with.  But this year I've been dating a lot of people that I barely know, which makes calling them up a bit tricky - particularly at the very beginning.  Once you've gone out with someone and said "yeah, I'd like to pursue this", how often should you call?  Of course the trick is calling often enough to show interest, without calling so often that you come off as clingy.... I'm just not sure where that line is - calls would be as far apart as possible in my perfect world, as I hate using the telephone, but chicks like to, y'know, TALK and crap like that... Tongue

Thoughts from the peanut gallery?

(And Matrix (if you're around), just shut yer word hole - I know what your answer is  :twisted: )
4620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Lost Hot Chick Poll on: October 23, 2004, 08:01:44 PM
Quote from: "Sam Hell"


Yeah, she's pretty fine, but that's about the most unattractive photo of her I've seen.
4621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 23, 2004, 07:59:12 PM
Quote from: "zinckiwi"


What kind of desk is that zinckiwi?
4622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game Of All Time Tournament - CG Edition on: October 23, 2004, 03:53:06 AM
NA
NA
NA
NA
Wing Commander 3
NA
NA
Ultima VII
Thief: The Dark Project
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Doom
Half-Life
NA
Lands of Lore
Wing Commander
Warcraft II
The Secret of Monkey Island 2
NA
Tomb Raider
Quake 2
Doom 2
Quake 3
Call of Duty
NA
Outlaws
NA
Ultima IV
Diablo
No One Lives Forever
Magic Carpet
Ultima Underworld
Might and Magic 6
4623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / November 2004 - greatest game rush ... ever? on: October 22, 2004, 05:38:24 PM
Thankfully, a lot on that list don't really appeal to me.  

Preordered:
MoH:PA
Halo 2

Will buy:
Half-Life 2
Call of Duty Finest Hour

Might buy:
Prince of Persia - Warrior Within
Goldeneye
Metroid Prime 2
Pirates
Killzone

Everything else gets a pass.
4624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 22, 2004, 03:57:55 AM
What's with the bugzapper between the monitors?
4625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / SWON or Wings of War? on: October 22, 2004, 03:05:45 AM
I have SWON, but have never played it.  I had (past tense) Wings of War, and in my not-so-humble opinion, it blows.
4626  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thinking of buying an Apple computer on: October 20, 2004, 11:10:38 PM
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Is it an external hard drive? Because, yeah, a Mac can read an external Windows formatted hard drive (at least, in my experience). Of course, the system disk has to be HFS+.

Macs can't write to NTFS drives (unless something has changed).  So, if you want your external drive to be read/writable by both OSX and Windows, you either have to stick with FAT32 (yuck), or buy a copy of MacDrive (better)
4627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 20, 2004, 08:36:20 PM
And April Ravine.  Whatsupwithdat?
4628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Katamari Damacy controls on: October 20, 2004, 08:33:07 PM
Is that all the jump move is for?  Getting a better view?
4629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wrong numbers on: October 20, 2004, 08:23:54 PM
That's why Caller ID is the bestest invention of the century - if I don't recognize the number, I don't answer it.
4630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hrm on: October 20, 2004, 05:39:02 PM
Quote from: "Semaj"
I thought dune 2 came out after Warcraft....

I remeber playing it after, lol....


Nope - Dune 2 was released in 92, Warcraft was released in 94.
4631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dungeon Siege Graduate on: October 20, 2004, 03:21:19 PM
Both the Ultima V and VI projects still seems to be alive and kicking:

http://www.u5lazarus.com/

http://www.planetdungeonsiege.com/archon/
4632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playboy interview with John Carmack on: October 20, 2004, 02:38:58 PM
Quote from: "vagabond"
For those of you who might not know Carmark is the guy who did the original castle wolfenstein and then all the Doom's including Doom 3.


Carmack did Wolfenstein 3D.  Silas Warner did the original Castle Wolfenstein:

http://www.wolf3d.co.uk/castlewolfenstein.php



/pedantry off   :twisted:
4633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thinking of buying an Apple computer on: October 20, 2004, 01:36:25 PM
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Quote from: "Laner"
Personally, I don't think it is.  There's nothing wrong with OS X, but it's certainly not the computing nirvana that the Macolytes claim.  It does some things better than Windows, and it does some things worse than Windows.  Some people will point to the lack of viruses and spyware, but honestly they're not a problem on my Windows machines either.  And if there ever is a serious OS X virus, it's going to tear through Mac systems like tissue paper because no one is protected.


That's unlikely. By default, every Mac system is protected because it has inherently more security, due to the very tight Unix permissions model. Most Windows users run in the equivalent of Root mode, which is not an active option in Mac OS X. There is no way a virus on your Mac could actually damage the Mac OS without you giving it explicit permission to do so, and even then the damage it could do would be very limited.

And that's precisely the attitude I'm talking about.  

So you're saying there are no holes anywhere that can be exploited?  The dozen or so security updates I've installed this year seem to say otherwise.  Not running as root doesn't guarantee anything.  Yes, it's *more* secure, but it's not foolproof.

Pride goeth before the fall, and all that.
4634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counterstrike:Source, is it safe to go in the water? on: October 20, 2004, 03:43:35 AM
Quote from: "Jow"
One problem you'll have as a newbie is that people have been playing CS for damn near 7 years now.


Que?  Half Life is barely 6 years old at this point, and Counterstrike didn't show up until at least a six months later.
4635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 20, 2004, 01:31:52 AM


Yeah - I need to clean up a bit.
4636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thinking of buying an Apple computer on: October 20, 2004, 01:06:56 AM
I had the same urges last year, and I ended up getting an iBook... which I think was a wise decision.  It was a relatively small cash outlay compared to the rest of the Apple line ($1099), it gave me a good feel for the OS X environment, and the cost was easily recoupable... Mac laptops tend to hold their value much better than the desktop models.  While there was still some warranty left on it, I sold it for $850 on ePay, and put it towards the price of a new Powerbook.

Another reason I'd recommend the iBook - Apple *today* refreshed their iBook line, and the 12" iBook is now only $999 with a 1.2Ghz processor, 256MB and built-in wireless support.  A great bargain anyway you slice it, and if you decide it's not for you, you're not out $2000 or more, or stuck with a 50lbs boat anchor (the eMac)

Quote
I've been exposed to vague statements like, "Macs rock," "OS X is light years ahead of anything else," "Once you go Mac you'll never go back". Is that crap true?

Personally, I don't think it is.  There's nothing wrong with OS X, but it's certainly not the computing nirvana that the Macolytes claim.  It does some things better than Windows, and it does some things worse than Windows.  Some people will point to the lack of viruses and spyware, but honestly they're not a problem on my Windows machines either.  And if there ever is a serious OS X virus, it's going to tear through Mac systems like tissue paper because no one is protected.

I use my Mac for video production mostly.  Which it does very well, at a relatively low cost.  But I don't ever see it replacing my Windows PC as my primary computer.
4637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Pre-load. Crackable or No? on: October 19, 2004, 11:22:46 PM
Quote from: "Falator"

Will it affect sales, yes, but studies have shown that out of 5,000 dled copies, only 1 sale is lost (if i recall correctly, it was something like that).


Right... and I have some seafront property in Nebraska that you might be interested in.
4638  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Adaware Question on: October 19, 2004, 06:03:01 PM
Spybot seems to be more thorough, IMO.
4639  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / NFL pay per view would be sweet on: October 19, 2004, 02:48:12 PM
Quote from: "mb737"
Yes, please take ALL sports programming and stick it on pay services so I may actually have something to watch on Sunday afternoons.


hear hear!
4640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half Life 2 gold? You bet! (Nov. 16th release) on: October 18, 2004, 03:54:08 PM
Quote from: "bluefugue"
What annoys me is the idea that "if I so choose" I CANNOT play the single player game without registering the thing (assuming this is true, still don't have a definite confirmation on that).

I mean suppose you fast forward 10 years and you build a retro box with an ancient P4 processor and a paltry gig of ram, and want to dust off your old Half Life 2 CD.  Whoops!  Won't work without Steam registration.  But as we all know Valve folded in the Great Crash of 2011, and there is no such thing as Steam.  Tough shit, you can't play Half Life 2 again unless you hunt around for arcane workarounds on the internet.

I just think it's a crappy precedent for single player games, if true.  You shell out for the CD, you play the game -- should be as simple as that.


I'd be very surprised if somewhere down the line (after they've milked HL2 for all they can) Valve doesn't release a patch that eliminates the need to connect to Steam.
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