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2321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 19, 2008, 07:35:56 PM

Quote from: JSL on May 19, 2008, 04:20:22 PM

I actually canceled my preorder. The impressions here did help with that decision, as did the general reviews that it has been getting.

The impressions here? One person who has it and one person who played it for a bit. And every review I have read has been pretty favorable so far. A lot saying that it won't get you in shape, but it's a pretty good start.

It also doesn't claim to get you in shape. It claims to be something to get you started, track your progress (including outside exercises), and to make you more aware of your body. A lot of comments in this thread sound like people haven't read anything about the thing and are just jumping to conclusions. Who knows how long I will use it, but I do want to keep track of my weight, and having little graphs showing me any progress I make will be nice and maybe a good motivator. I am also interested in getting an introduction to yoga which can be quite the work out.

Lets see what people are saying a month from now.
2322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Knightshade.... on: May 19, 2008, 06:31:36 AM
Not sure why the following was posted in the Wonderpug thread but not this one, but here you go:

Quote
From the CoC.

Post Padding
Spamming this forum will not gain you points, stars, a cookie or anything else. Please add something to the conversation here.
2323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey (insert your name here if you feel left out that you never get one)! on: May 18, 2008, 08:32:55 PM
Ask me about my PSP!
2324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Drone Tactics [DS] early impressions on: May 18, 2008, 08:09:47 PM
How about these mini games? How hard are they? What are they? Are they annoying? I would rather not have arcade elements in a strategy game.
2325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best dungeon(s) in a PC game on: May 18, 2008, 07:55:49 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on May 18, 2008, 04:26:33 PM

Anything from Baldur's Gate, though the BGII expansion Shadows of Amn hell dungeon (the last one) was particularly memorable.

Anything from BG? The dungeon I remember best had very narrow hallways so it drove the AI nuts as it tried to get your party through the place. Ended up having to move each character manually, it was horrible.
2326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 18, 2008, 07:39:03 PM
Haha! Nice mistake by Biron! Looks like the Pens are going to do what the Wings couldn't.

Side note, that Edge commercial was pretty good when the play-offs started. Not so much now.
2327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best dungeon(s) in a PC game on: May 18, 2008, 03:12:49 PM
Ultima IV. I liked how the dungeons had rooms that went back down to the top down view.
2328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Knightshade.... on: May 18, 2008, 01:16:36 AM
And Daehawk continues to pad.
2329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stimulus Rebates! on: May 17, 2008, 05:11:09 PM
I was in the last batch for direct deposit and I got it on the 15th. Used Turbo Tax, but just paid the fee right on the spot.
2330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WiiWare Impressions on: May 17, 2008, 05:09:33 PM
Interesting Gamespot seems not to like WiiWare games while everyone else is giving them decent scores. They gave Life as a King a 5/10 and Lost Winds a 5.5/10. Both games are getting 7.5+ from everyone else. Did Nintendo refuse to advertise with them or something?
2331  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marathon Training- Total Mileage to Date: 25.88 Miles on: May 17, 2008, 04:37:58 PM
You might want to try interval training a couple of times a week Warning. Run a quarter mile at a good pace, fast walk/jog a quarter of a mile, repeat. That will help you build up endurance and your pace. Back before my constant shin splints and knee problems I used to do intervals twice a week and it made a huge difference.
2332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marathon Training- Total Mileage to Date: 25.88 Miles on: May 17, 2008, 04:24:57 PM
I am wishing I would have done more in the winter. Trying to get back into the loop on the bike. Just did 20 miles at an average speed of 15 mph. I don't feel bad, but I am completely out of gas. Gotta do 30 tomorrow, hopefully there is less wind.

And Austin, I missed the word pace when I read your above post. I thought you did 1.67 miles in 9:32. Still thats a good pace for a big guy.
2333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Headphones are dangerous! on: May 17, 2008, 02:34:27 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 17, 2008, 02:26:26 PM

It's OBVIOUSLY too loud, idiot. Good luck with that tinnitus in 5 years.

Not if they are open headphones. If you sat within 5' of me you could hear everything with my nice Sennheisers at a moderate volume level.
2334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fox to use less commercials? on: May 17, 2008, 02:17:16 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 17, 2008, 01:58:37 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on May 16, 2008, 05:58:56 PM

Soon every show will feature enhanced product placement instead of commercials -- think "Truman Show"

Wow. Even less of a reason for me to watch TV. And it's not like I watch any as it is right now.

I don't mind product placements, especially as compared to commercial breaks, as long as they aren't over done. Cloverfield had a perfect example of a good placement, and a bad. The good: Red Hook ESB at the party. The camera just passed by someone drinking one. Of course the label was perfectly readable, but it was quick. The bad: The Nokia ad in the subway. They actually focused the camera on it and held it there for quite a while. That annoyed the hell out of me.

I just wish American sports would take less commercial breaks. When commercial breaks are part of the sport, there is something wrong. Give me a little ad in the top corner or a 5 second banner ad instead of going to break.
2335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 17, 2008, 06:29:41 AM
I am sure it will come back eventually, and I will go back. But I would bet OO is pretty much dead at this point. Some people won't return having already moved on and with no way of gaining new users, I don't think OO will ever be as lively as it once was. Kind of makes me sad because even though I probably can't call most of them friends, I will miss keeping up with what they were doing.
2336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Political Machine 2008 on: May 16, 2008, 11:31:05 PM
I can't find any emails from Stardock saying I preordered, or anything in Stardock Central. That bugs me now, because I could have sworn I did pre-order. I will have to request my serial numbers and see if one is listed, although I am not sure that will work since the game isn't out to assign me a serial number.
2337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Political Machine 2008 on: May 16, 2008, 11:21:05 PM
I think I pre-ordered this, but OO isn't up to see if I did. Maybe Stardock Central would list it if I did?
2338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just bought a Wii and on: May 16, 2008, 11:19:19 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 16, 2008, 08:54:06 PM

if you miss the cc sale on nmh, it looks like it just dropped across the board to $30. 

i will try to get it at cc today though. 

No luck at my CC. To make matters worse, my CC doesn't organize their games at all. There is no semblance of order to it, so I had to go through all their racks of games to look. It's no wonder why I buy everything online anymore.
2339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marathon Training- Total Mileage to Date: 25.88 Miles on: May 16, 2008, 11:15:13 PM

Quote from: Austin on May 16, 2008, 10:07:46 PM

1.67 miles at a whopping 9:32 pace. Tongue

You say that as if isn't really good.
2340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just bought a Wii and on: May 16, 2008, 05:41:21 PM
I really enjoyed Endless Oceans. Not really a game, its an scuba diving simulator (in the loosest sense) but it's very relaxing and entertaining. There is a thread around here somewhere with a bunch of impressions.
2341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 15, 2008, 05:29:31 AM

Quote from: Canuck on May 15, 2008, 05:14:56 AM

Did the Pens wrap there series up or is it still going on?

3-0 still. But it's inevitable, they are a much better team than Philly.
2342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spam! on: May 15, 2008, 05:28:03 AM
I don't even notice it anymore so I couldn't even tell you if there was an increase. I am always surprised by the people who actually read it and then feel it was interesting enough to repost it on a forum.
2343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 15, 2008, 05:23:06 AM
I am really not sure what your point is Canuck. Every game ever made probably gets a week or two of play in most households. There are only couple of games I go back to after more than a month myself. Wii Sports was supposed to be a gimmick, but I got a good 2 months of play out of that game. Fit is supposed to be another gimmick, but if it's anything like Sports (and some reviews say its better) than I am looking forward to it. I am sure a lot of people will drop it after a week or two, but is that really unusual? People more health conscience will probably get more use out of it I am sure.
2344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 15, 2008, 05:11:49 AM
I wish Dallas would have lost tonight. I just want this series to be over so we can get on to the Pens and Wings.

At least tonight's game was entertaining. And yeah that was a goal.
2345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 15, 2008, 05:08:50 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 15, 2008, 02:48:51 AM

I know there's an R&P forum here, but it doesn't seem to be as active as OO's, and is *much* less contentious. I need my R&P forums a little less civilized, thanks.  icon_biggrin

They are completely different now that Unbreakable is gone. They went from unreadable, to pretty boring.

I have to say I am a Brendan fan boy though, he usually says what I would want to say if I was capable of english.
2346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 15, 2008, 01:23:49 AM

Quote from: Canuck on May 14, 2008, 09:55:36 PM

I've played it myself.  I'll let you buy it whenever it comes out in America and you can try to prove me wrong as well.

Not everyone has false expectations of what it is and what the point of the thing is. GT also won't be a good indication of how successful it is since this is a gaming site, and this isn't a game really. People expecting a game, or to get fit from the thing, need to do some reading before purchase. All the reviews make both points pretty clear (although I have read it does help you with fitness).
2347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marriage...is there a point? on: May 15, 2008, 01:11:55 AM

Quote from: Calvin on May 15, 2008, 12:39:42 AM

OP are you new? Because goddamn your attitude sucks.

So what is your excuse? slywink
2348  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interesting EA Sales Figures - PS3 titles outsell 360 in FY Q4 (PS2 still be on: May 14, 2008, 03:16:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 14, 2008, 02:56:56 PM

what came out in Q2 FY08?  the 360 crushed everything else then but I can't recall what big EA release there would have been July through September that looks like it might have been a 360 exlusive.

The PS3 is big in Europe, so maybe EA released one of the big soccer games?
2349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is coming to a DS near you! on: May 14, 2008, 02:07:25 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on May 13, 2008, 02:50:50 AM

This little fucker is addictive. Maddening but addictive.

Yes it is. Made it the farthest yet last night. The 2nd level of the mine, then something one shot killed me at level 10. I didn't even see it coming, I stepped over an NPC in a dark hallway, and the mob hit me before I even realized what was happening.

Couple of questions (sorry if these have been answered, I have read bits and pieces of the thread). An early NPC asks about getting Mamel meat (at least some kind of meat) and then gives me an item to help me get it. Is that NPC always on the same level, is it worth back tracking when I finally do get the meat in question.

I had a jar that changed items into something else. It had 5 uses. I have to fill it up with 5 items before throwing it against a wall to get the items back out? Or can I just throw it one item at a time?

Cursed jar, how do I get rid of it?
2350  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WORST.AD.EVER on: May 14, 2008, 03:17:43 AM
Is that Cristiano Ronaldo?

Also remember nudity isn't really a big deal in Europe.
2351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 13, 2008, 03:21:38 AM
Jesus, the Wing/Stars series is almost as one side and boring as the Avs series. Hopefully the Pens can at least put up a fight.
2352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WiiWare Impressions on: May 12, 2008, 09:52:19 PM
If you can't put games on the SD card, can you use saved games/channels off it? Could free up some room that way if so.
2353  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationists visit the natural history museum on: May 12, 2008, 01:21:21 AM
101 "Scientists" who believe in creationism. Thanks to Pharynula.
2354  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP trivia games? on: May 11, 2008, 11:21:36 PM
Your wife has a PSP now too?

Daehawk, is there a game you don't want for the PSP?
2355  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Main page on: May 11, 2008, 12:55:24 PM
Dork. smile
2356  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Main page on: May 10, 2008, 09:23:07 PM
Just thought I would give some feedback on the main page. I know the redesign is coming sooner or later, but I figure the site probably wants front page traffic, and here is the reason I stopped going there, at least daily.

I had the front page bookmarked, so every time I come to the forum (a few times a day), I would go through the front page instead of just linking to the forums themselves. Mainly so I could look over the news section first, and secondly so I can see if there is a new review that interests me to read. I almost never look at screenshots, so I tend to skip that section.

The artwork is always well done, but some of it just really annoying. Like a couple of weeks ago the eyeball thing, and now that guy trying to look way too seriously staring at me. All sites have game art that is occasionally annoying, but it's usually gone in a day or 2, but on GT you will be looking at it for about 2 weeks. Today I finally got sick of it, and changed my bookmark right to the forum.

I am sure a lot of people disagree with me, and I am probably being a bit extreme, but I thought I would let you know why I will be going to the front page a lot less than I did before.
2357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Steak-Ums on: May 10, 2008, 08:38:02 PM

Quote from: jpinard on May 10, 2008, 07:48:23 PM

I LOVE Steak-ummms.  The frustarting thing is there's just not enough meat in those packages.

So buy a flank steak and do it yourself. Or just go to Arbys, even that is probably better than Steak-ums or any frozen meat product sandwich.
2358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Crap (Woot) on: May 10, 2008, 08:35:07 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 10, 2008, 06:20:28 PM

...and 3 bags for $3 plus $5 shipping is a great thing smile

I guess it is if you collect junk. More power to you guys, but it hardly sounds like something to be excited about.
2359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marathon Training Has Begun - Total Mileage to Date: 14.08 Miles on: May 10, 2008, 05:06:01 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on May 10, 2008, 03:29:22 PM

Did a 50km bike ride this morning.  Finally getting my bike legs.. I thought my legs would have been worse after yesterdays run.

My sister wants me to do the Seattle-Portland ride with her in July, but it's snowing today. I wish I could get in 50km today, I don't think I will have bike legs by then. frown (I have a trainer, but no urge to use it.)
2360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 10, 2008, 04:48:56 PM

Quote from: Gedd on May 10, 2008, 04:36:12 PM

Quote from: Crux on May 10, 2008, 04:03:51 PM

So is anyone even trying to get OO back up at this point? Just curious...

Unequivocally, yes.

Good to hear, thanks Gedd, Rip, and whoever else is working to bring it back.
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