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4641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tivo Mania! on: October 13, 2004, 09:43:38 PM
If it's a series 2, you can use a broadband connection for schedule updates.  Though it will need to make a call via land line when you first set it up (IIRC)
4642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tivo Mania! on: October 13, 2004, 06:56:53 PM
Quote from: "hepcat"
I've been a happy tivo-er for about 2 years now.  Love it and wouldn't go back to regular television/vcr combo.  question though?  what's the "lifetime basic tivo" service you mentioned?  I thought there was only one tivo service for subscribers?  (granted, i haven't looked tivo's pricing plans since I got it)


The "basic Tivo" thing comes with DVD/Tivo combo devices - it's not available for standalone Tivo units, and honestly, it's pretty useless.  Only three days of program info, no season passes, no smart recording options, etc.
4643  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / my new toy on: October 13, 2004, 04:48:47 PM
Geez, that's thin... and expensive.  Now I don't feel so bad about buying one of these today smile
4644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Urge to kill rising, most hated commercial category on: October 13, 2004, 03:15:16 PM
My current hate list includes any ads with those two Sonic morons... the TV ads are bad, but the radio ones are even worse.

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*watches some happy people dancing around in the field*


Hah - the worst one is the herpes drug (Valtrex?) - I can just hear the inner monologue:

Guy - "I'm gonna score!"
Girl - "What a chump - he'll never know I have herpes until it's too late!"
4645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R&P Decision on: October 13, 2004, 12:02:37 AM
Quote from: "Exodor"
Quote from: "RunningMn9"
Quote from: "godhugh"
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There was the great Mod Uprising which resulted, I feel, in the complete joke that was the GG moderation upon the forum's demise last week


Excuse me?   :cry:

Wow, and I thought Rich saying the site had "gone to hell" was a slap in the face to those of us who volunteered...


I'm not even a GoneGold mod and I found that post from "Mr. Skim" annoyingly insulting.

And I had all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings towards the CG staff too.


Yeah, that welcome mat lasted what, a whole three days?

As noted in another post, the membership of this forum has more then tripled over the past few days.  You'd think they'd be thankful for the increased traffic...   :roll:

I'm sure they are.  But that doesn't mean they have to be subject to the whinging of a few who expect this to be a duplicate of GG.  They took the idea of R&P under consideration, and turned it down.  I fail to see how continuing to discuss the issue any further is going to help.
4646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Joe Satriani on: October 12, 2004, 10:18:30 PM
The last CD of his I bought was Crystal Planet - it was pretty good, but didn't have the spark of his first few CDs... the songs all sounded pretty similar, whereas on "Surfing" and "Flying", nearly every song had it's own unique identity.  Even the songs he sang on... "Big Bad Moon" rocks out loud.  :twisted:

I particularly dig the Dreaming #11 EP - the live version of Ice 9 is one of my favorite instrumentals ever.
4647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R&P Decision on: October 12, 2004, 10:08:50 PM
Quote from: "jblank"

No more a generalization than what you and others have said or implied, when comments are made that adding R & P would basically lead to the end of CG, or that somehow the R & P posters at GG were the "sewer" type posters before the split into an R & P forum there.

Wait a minute now, come on down off that cross.  While I can't speak for whiteboyskim (though I'll bet he would concur), when I agreed with his "sewer" comment, I meant the discussions and their tendency to get ugly with a quickness - not the people involved.

---

Bottom line to all this, which has been stated already ad nauseum:  This is not Gone Gold.  It will never be Gone Gold.  So don't try to make it Gone Gold.
4648  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth PC Game $14 shipped - HURRY!!! on: October 12, 2004, 09:33:22 PM
Well, I just got my cancellation notice:

We regret to inform you of an error that has resulted in the display
of incorrect pricing of the LORD OF THE RINGS: The Battle for Middle
Earth DVD you have ordered. Regrettably, we are unable to offer this
item for the incorrect price. The correct price is $49.99. We have
canceled your order for this item. Please accept our sincerest apology
for this error. If you would like to order this item at the correct
price, please feel free to visit our web site and reorder.

Despite our best efforts, a small number of items on our site are
occasionally mis-priced. We do, however, verify prices as part of our
shipping procedures.  If we discover that an item's price is higher
than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you
for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you
of such cancellation. This policy is posted in the Help section of our
Web site.

Again our apology for any inconvenience this has caused you. Thank you
for shopping at Amazon.com.
4649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I want the Nintendo DS to fail on: October 12, 2004, 08:34:40 PM
The $350 amount is still unconfirmed.
4650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any GG forum regulars that have not yet been spotted here? on: October 12, 2004, 08:21:11 PM
Haven't seen Tim (not Desctructor) around...
4651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R&P Decision on: October 12, 2004, 08:17:20 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"

Thus spake a member who was not there for the last several years. smile To say the R&P forum worked is to miss several points, chief among them that is was considered much like a needed sewage drain.


Heh - that's an excellent description smile
4652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need some advice from E-Bay sellers on: October 12, 2004, 07:35:23 PM
Oh - another thought I had.  For books/music/movies/games, I find that half.com is a much better option as long as you don't need to sell the items and/or get the cash immediately.  The whole issue with feedback and deadbeat buyers is largely non-existent.
4653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 07:14:25 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
Quote from: "pr0ner"
This site should not be exactly like GG.  GG is dead.  It's time to move on.  


I think that's the bottom line.


Agreed.
4654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need some advice from E-Bay sellers on: October 12, 2004, 07:13:04 PM
That's what I'd do - just jump in.  I'd start with small items though - so in the off chance that something *does* go wrong, it's not a big deal.  I've sold hundreds of items over ebay, and very rarely had a problem.  My only advice is to be *very* specific about your item, and what you are and are not willing to do (i.e. ship overseas, accept escrow, etc.)
4655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [xbox] Got KOTOR, now what?? on: October 12, 2004, 07:08:07 PM
You can safely ignore Lord Ebonstone.  KOTOR is a great game at five times that price, and for $10 it's an absolute steal.  It's the first game I've played in a *long* time that kept me riveted until the end... you know, one of those where you ignored all the other crap you needed to do (like sleep, work, eat, etc.) just to finish *one more quest*
4656  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / TRU B2G1 coming soon on: October 12, 2004, 06:21:22 PM
Hm... I've got a $100 gift certificate for TRU coming my way.  I wonder if they'll honor both it and the buy 2 get 1 free deal?
4657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need some advice from E-Bay sellers on: October 12, 2004, 04:29:20 PM
I would just re-list it.  You are in the clear here - if he gripes, the worst that can happen is that you get a negative feedback.
4658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 04:22:58 PM
I vote for no R&P (not that my vote counts for anything).
4659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: THUG 2 Skateboarding Terms Help (Xbox) on: October 12, 2004, 02:44:02 PM
Quote from: "Stardrifter"

What does  No Comply mean?  What am I not complying with?  It appears to be "jump over things."

"No Comply" is simply the name of the move.  And yes, it's basically a little hop.

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What is the difference between an Acid Drop and a Revert?  It appears to me to be the same thing - a way to land on a ramp without wiping out.

I'm not sure about the acid drop, but a revert is simply a move done at the end of a ramp landing where you shift your board 180.  Just another way to link moves.
4660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Shock 3 announced today? on: October 11, 2004, 08:29:18 PM
Quote from: "Beer Goggles"
Irrational is real busy these days.

SWAT 4
Bioshock
Tribes: Vengence
Freedom Force vs the Third Reich


I wonder what happened to "The Lost" - it's been what, four years since it was announced?  It's no longer on their site, but there's a section for it on their message boards...
4661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game Of All Time Tournament - CG Edition on: October 11, 2004, 05:29:53 PM
Ultima VII
Ultima V
System Shock 2
Half-Life
Quake II
4662  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / subBlack- thank you!!! on: October 11, 2004, 03:55:48 PM
Enjoy your new/old color scheme.  I for one enjoy the fact I don't have to squint to read yellow text on a black background.  smile
4663  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Drudge is reporting that Christopher Reeve is dead on: October 11, 2004, 12:53:33 PM
It's pathetic that his body is still warm and already people are trying to use his death for political means.
4664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR. I finished! [spoilers] on: October 05, 2004, 03:31:43 PM
True - I've just started a dark side character, but was pleasantly surprised to see that one of the first quests on Taris played out quite differently, depending on the path you chose.
4665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rising Price of Games? on: October 05, 2004, 03:21:18 PM
Quote from: "pr0ner"
Umm, weren't a lot of SNES games $60-$80?


Yep.  As were many PC games in the early 90s... off the top of my head, Ultima VIII, Strike Commander, 7th Guest, etc. were all retailing around $80.
4666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / co-op gaming on: July 19, 2004, 04:09:50 PM
I *think* Champions of Norrath is $20 this week at Best Buy.
4667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How many finished games in the first half of this year? on: July 07, 2004, 05:35:07 PM
I've finished 6 so far this year, which is really good for me.
4668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Shots on: June 25, 2004, 09:25:43 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"
Considering that even the story and characters within were better than the last two movies should speak in volumes.

"I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere. Not like here.  Here everything's soft... and smooth..."

Urk.


At least with the IMAX version they edited out that line smile
4669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 23, 2004, 07:02:35 PM
FYI, IGN.com has a review up - http://ps2.ign.com/articles/525/525491p1.html
4670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Multiplatform = Recipe for Disaster? on: June 22, 2004, 06:27:32 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "aledromo"
I'm no programmer, but I'm sure it's incredibly difficult to write code for multiple operating systems at once.  I mean, how many websites run on Windows but not Mac OS (and sometimes vice versa)?


There are a few - some sites (mostly banks) check for Internet Explorer 6, and since such a beast doesn't exist on the Mac, there ya go.  As well as sites that utilize ActiveX plugins
4671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is backwards compatibility a big deal? on: June 21, 2004, 04:14:44 PM
It's definitely important... I don't want to have a closet full of ancient consoles just in case I have the urge to play game X somewhere down the road.  With backwards compatibility, I can toss/sell the old console (as I did with my PS1) once the next gen console is released.  Not to mention the fact that consoles will eventually break down and die... with backwards compatibility, you don't have to worry if your old console can still boot up, or go through ridiculous steps like turning your PS1 upside down or blowing on your NES cartridges until you're blue in the face.
4672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hilarious PA Strip Today (Zelda: Four Swords) on: June 17, 2004, 04:57:35 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
The one time I laughed was when the GBA first came out and Tyco (I think) was sitting there playing with it and each panel had more and more light in it. That one was spot-on.


It's usually the sublte "secondary" joke that makes for the good strips... the main plot (as it were) is rarely worthwhile.

Such as this one... http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2001-11-28&res=l

The dialogue isn't the funny part - it's the fact that those huge things are supposed to be the Xbox controllers.
4673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 16, 2004, 10:22:26 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"

IF this thing played imports, and PSX titles, I would buy it in an instant.


Indeed... hopefully some enterprising coder will incoroprate PSX capability.
4674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 16, 2004, 07:59:35 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
One thing it did mention was that you needed the PS2 HD and broad band adapter.

I bet you could put a bigger HD in but I think you would have to buy their HD kit (currently only sold with FF11 far as I know) to get the special connectors to the PS2.

So the initial outlay is more that just for their fairly reasonable software...more like $100 plus their software.


My understanding is as long as you have the broadband adapter, you can use your own hard drive - the "official" Sony drive isn't necessary.

From the website which shall not be named...

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Hard Disk Drive Compatibility:

HDLoader is compatible with all official Sony PS2 INTERNAL hard disk drives,
and most other standard IDE hard disk drives with a capacity of 40GB or larger. There are issues with some modern Segate drives, which cause problems when used in conjunction with older models of the official Sony PS2 network adapter.

If HDLoader freezes at the splash screen for you, then it is due to this conflict. In order to resolve this you will either need to purchase a new hard disk drive or network adapter (if you need to get a new network adapter, try and get one that includes the modem).
4675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 16, 2004, 05:37:49 PM
I just like the idea of being able to consolidate... I have all my DVDs in a 300 disc jukebox and all my CDs ripped to my iPod.  I keep the actual discs in boxes in the basement.  Makes for a much neater living environment.  $30 isn't a bad deal, and I have a couple of 80GB drives just lying around, so why not?

Yeah, people are going to use it for nefarious purposes, but as Fellow pointed out, if people are motivated to pirate, they'll do it regardless.
4676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Post your Collections/Favorites/Games finished thread on: June 16, 2004, 05:28:48 PM
Where all my money goes {link}

Most recently, I've polished off:

Doom 3 [PC] 02/13/05
Half-Life 2 [PC] 12/04
Eternal Darkness [GC] 08/04
SW: KOTOR [PC] 06/04
The Suffering [Xbox] 05/04
4677  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / There are some things you just can't "Un-see" on: June 16, 2004, 05:25:14 PM
You watched it - you can't un-watch it.

Stay tuned for more....

TALES
OF
INTEREST!
4678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 15, 2004, 08:58:23 PM
Even if it has completely legitimate uses?  That's like deleting links for CD burners, simply because they can be used to copy CDs.

Not trying to cause a fuss, just curious.
4679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 15, 2004, 07:29:09 PM
(I apologize in advance if this is considered too close to "piracy")

Anyone else heard of this?  Basically, they allow you to copy games onto the PS2 hard drive (or add one of your own!), and play them directly from the hard drive (a la a modded Xbox).

I'm a sucker, and ordered one, despite the fact I only own about 6 PS2 games, but love hack-ish technology like this smile

More info here - Link removed (violates Rule #2)
4680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What current consoles do you own? on: June 15, 2004, 07:19:29 PM
Everything 'cept GBA.
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