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4681  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.
4682  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..."


At least with the IMAX version they edited out that line smile
4683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS2] HDLoader - play PS2 games from hard drive on: June 23, 2004, 07:02:35 PM
FYI, has a review up -
4684  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
4685  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.
4686  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...

The dialogue isn't the funny part - it's the fact that those huge things are supposed to be the Xbox controllers.
4687  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.
4688  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...

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).
4689  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.
4690  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
4691  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....

4692  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.
4693  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)
4694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What current consoles do you own? on: June 15, 2004, 07:19:29 PM
Everything 'cept GBA.
4695  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.
4696  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Thoughts about the new ConsoleGold site... on: May 25, 2004, 07:12:34 PM
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:
4697  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.
4698  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!
4699  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.
4700  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.
4701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just played Thief: Deadly Shadows on: May 05, 2004, 01:35:05 PM
I'd really like to know how important DD5.1 audio is in the Xbox version - that might be the selling point for me with regards to PC vs. Xbox
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