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4641  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.
4642  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.
4643  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.
4644  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...
4645  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
4646  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.
4647  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.
4648  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.)
4649  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*
4650  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?
4651  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.
4652  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).
4653  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.
4654  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...
4655  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
4656  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
4657  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.
4658  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.
4659  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.
4660  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.
4661  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.
4662  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
4663  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
4664  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
4665  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.
4666  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.
4667  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.
4668  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).
4669  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.
4670  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
4671  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!
4672  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.
4673  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)
4674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What current consoles do you own? on: June 15, 2004, 07:19:29 PM
Everything 'cept GBA.
4675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is Xbox ruining PC gaming? on: June 10, 2004, 08:33:29 PM
Quote from: "DiamondDecision"
And to top it off, rumors of Micro$oft buying Bioware are heavy.




That is all.
4676  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Thoughts about the new ConsoleGold site... on: May 25, 2004, 07:12:34 PM
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Sorry, I meant the forum pages. Dark text on a white background is very eye-straining for me.


So I take it you don't read much printed material?  :wink:
4677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where will/did you pre-order Halo2? on: May 21, 2004, 02:38:16 AM
Gamestop... they don't constantly screw up my CC charges like EB does, and they don't charge sales tax.
4678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Booth Babes- Methinks Thou Can Do Better on: May 18, 2004, 05:26:05 PM
No no no... the hardware is made of siliCON, not siliCONE.

Oh yeah, I'll chip in my $.02 as well with Gedd.  

$.04 - whoohoo!
4679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The State of Breasts in Gaming on: May 12, 2004, 04:25:06 PM
^^^

I've noticed that as well - it's particularly bad in, say, EGM.  I went through one issue and dogtagged every page that had some kind of emphasis on the mammaries.  Needless to say, I marked nearly half the magazine.

What kills me, is that people complain that gaming isn't taken seriously as an "adult" hobby, yet the games and magazines are littered with these sophomoric, wildly exaggerated portrayals of females.  Of *course* the general public is going to look at that and come to the conclusion that games are only for pubescent males who have never kissed anyone other than their mom.

It's embarrasing - I was out of town for two weeks, and had my neighbor pick up my mail for me.  While I was gone, the latest issue of CGW (I think) came in with some ridiculously proportioned 38 DDDD charater on the front cover - I can only imagine what my neighbor thought when she saw that.
4680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Boy Advance-Worth it? on: May 08, 2004, 02:55:59 AM
I've bought three GBAs - one original, two SPs.  Kept each one for about a month, and realized I just didn't enjoy playing 1994 games on a tiny screen with crappy resolution and tinny sound.
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