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2481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hmm...should I keep my 360?? on: September 24, 2007, 07:05:01 AM
Yes. Keep it  Roll Eyes
2482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 24, 2007, 07:02:55 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 24, 2007, 06:07:16 AM

I'm sure we'll be seeing a record number of trolls bashing the game just to be part of the minority in an attempt to get some attention.

That's not it at all, some people are just saying it's overhyped. You already see people saying it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but none of us have played it yet. After we all have played it, and can post impressions, then I will start taking it a bit more seriously.
2483  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Family Guy Tonight! on: September 24, 2007, 06:56:52 AM
I laughed at the Grey Poupon and Astroids bit, otherwise it was as I expected. icon_wink
2484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 10:51:57 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 23, 2007, 10:45:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 23, 2007, 10:42:51 PM

right now the games is starting to slide towards the 'rental' column.

9.7 average on the reviews too low for you?

Read the reviews and don't go off the rating so much. Or watch a video of it. It really does seem to be overhyped the more I read/watch. I still think it will be great fun, but the review scores seem inflated.
2485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 10:50:19 PM

Quote from: Calvin on September 23, 2007, 10:35:21 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on September 23, 2007, 09:40:44 PM

I'm not planning on buying Halo 3, but Tom Chck's comments at QT3 sealed the deal for me:

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But like id with their engines, Bungie struggles with the creative part of the equation. Nowhere is this more evident than in Halo 3. Six years later, it's still repeating the formula established in Halo 1. Virtually every single moment and location is recycled from the first two games (the "new" area was done just as well in at least two other games). The engine doesn't even look much better and, frankly, the gunplay is so very 2001. This is the same Halo you knew and loved, or didn't love, as the case may be. I'm sure it'll be a wonderful multiplayer game, mostly because millions will play it. But as a single player game, it's a classic case of the arrested development that makes our hobby the domain of teenage boys, grown up and otherwise.

OUT! Full review here: http://www.quartertothree.com/inhouse/news/365/
Awww Tom Chick being contrary about a game that appeals to the masses and casual gamers and has too much "teenage boy" appeal. What a surprise, it doesn't cater for the hardcore true gamer! I would never have guessed he would have found a way to be edgy and different in a Halo 3 review. No, of course not, after all, he is a real journalist.

Can't stand the guy and his reviews (sorry KMG, I know he is one of your favorites).

All that being said, I agree with Kevin that many of the reviews I have read seem less excited than their scores indicate....when they are talking about single player (and even then they seem to think its a fitting conclusion), but almost all of them rave over the multi. Either way, I am not sure why I care either way. I am getting the game, I know I am going to enjoy it, so frankly I don't really care if they gave it all 5s or all 10s.

Seems like that is what all the reviews are saying, Mr. Chick just put it more bluntly. It's Halo 1, its a good game, and mulitplayer will be fun if your into that, but it's nothing new or that exciting.
2486  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Family Guy Tonight! on: September 23, 2007, 10:34:04 PM
Prediction: It will be worse than it looks.
2487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 10:04:15 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 23, 2007, 09:56:19 PM

I usually agree with Tom Chick's reviews.  But if his main complaint is that the gameplay is just like Halo1, which is my favorite console based FPS of all time, I'm not that concerned.

Big fan of Halo 1 too, but I couldn't finish it due to my XBox always locking up when I completed one of the later missions. That said I watched Gamespots video review, and it looked just like Halo 1. I think it will be great fun, just nothing new, as was said.
2488  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Recount - Do we need to merge Sports with Console? on: September 23, 2007, 08:41:53 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 23, 2007, 08:00:43 PM

No!

Here's a better idea: Merge the Sports and MMO sections! Throw the General gaming section in as well for the heck of it since it's also slow. The main console discussion area is busy enough IMO.

What would a couple more posts matter? I can check the main console forum after working all day and there isn't more than one page of new posts. The 3-5 sports posts in that time really wouldn't make a difference. I love GT, but it does not have the traffic for so many different forums.

I don't get the point of a new vote either, the first thread was pretty clear, and you decided to merge them and then just never did.
2489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 reviewed on: September 23, 2007, 08:37:43 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on September 23, 2007, 08:25:31 PM

...hate how the "perfect" 10/10 gets thrown around when a game is clearly not "perfect". That's why I generally dislike seeing scores without reading the actual reviews.

Yeah, but none of the perfect 10 sites are really respected sites in my book. The Gamespot review is the only one that means crap to me in that list.
2490  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I know it's a thankless job and all, but... on: September 22, 2007, 07:40:05 PM
Really? Wow, never knew that.

But I know what you mean, it can really suck to have a lousy ref. You did the right thing though, smile and encourage your team.
2491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I know it's a thankless job and all, but... on: September 22, 2007, 07:36:34 PM
I didn't know soccer had quarters.
2492  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston authorities overreact... again, reportedly wet pants on: September 22, 2007, 06:17:38 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 22, 2007, 06:06:59 PM

I don't think anyone is complaining about the caution.

You did in the very first post. You downplayed what happened and acted like the cops over reacted.
2493  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston authorities overreact... again, reportedly wet pants on: September 22, 2007, 04:32:31 PM
Yeah, the picture clearly shows that it is on the outside of the shirt.
2494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 interactive manual on: September 22, 2007, 02:36:17 PM
It's an FPS manual alright. Pretty boring. I would like something like that more for a complicated strategy game than an FPS that more than likely I would never look at anyway.

With CeeKay on this, I can wait. I am really scared that this game is being way over-hyped (along with that that other big 360 game coming out soon). Of course on release day if there are 100 posts saying how great it is, I will probably see if I can find a copy. Roll Eyes
2495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally!! on: September 22, 2007, 02:29:53 PM
I just bought both those games last week. Jeanne is great. Good story, fun battles, good interface, nice graphics/sound etc.

Brave Story I just played for 30 minutes or so just to get a feel for it. Didn't really grab me right off the bat. Can't really tell you why, and I do need to play it more to form an opinion.

So in other words, I started Jeanne first.
2496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony PS3 price drop rumor on: September 22, 2007, 03:03:52 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 22, 2007, 02:39:12 AM

They dropped the price once...

Sort of. They got rid of the cheap model and sold the old premium model for $500 and then came out with a new premium model for $600. I am waiting for an actual price drop where I can get one for $400 or less.
2497  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boston authorities overreact... again, reportedly wet pants on: September 22, 2007, 01:35:54 AM

Quote from: stimpy on September 21, 2007, 11:06:39 PM

WTF did she think the reaction would be?
If she walked into a 7-11 with that shit on her, they would call the cops.
Let alone a fucking airport.
What the fuck has happened to common sense.
Oh, I forgot....it's "art".
Idiot.


Agreed, what the hell did she expect? I don't think the cops over reacted at all.
2498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP : Any plans for a MMO? on: September 21, 2007, 07:08:27 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 21, 2007, 06:16:24 AM

Remember, the PSP has suppot for voice, and it actually works well in the games I've heard it used in.

I didn't know it did. But in my MMORPG exerience (3 years of EQ and a few months of WoW) you need to be able to type. Who would want to hear everyone and their brother in zone talking?
2499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP : Any plans for a MMO? on: September 21, 2007, 04:57:42 AM
Without a keyboard, what would be the point?
2500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP : Sydicate, Wing Commander, and Ultima 7?? on: September 21, 2007, 04:57:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 21, 2007, 04:41:08 AM

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You also know the unjoy of trying to pick up a 3x3 pixel ring or trying to trigger a hidden lever two pixels wide. slywink

yeah, considering how small some items were in the game I can see that being a big drawback.

After I read that line I was instantly reminded why I didn't finish the PC version. I can't even imagine trying to play it on a PSP.

I miss the good ole Ultima days, the golden age of RPGs.
2501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How ya use a PSP online? on: September 21, 2007, 12:24:23 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 21, 2007, 12:10:35 AM

A router is not those little dongles that you plug in via a USB port right? Id need the box with the antenna ? Guess Linksys or Dlink?

Yeah it's a box with with the antenna. Ethernet cable goes to from your modem to the router, and then you can plug your computer's ethernet card into the wireless router (you don't have to use the wireless part). I use a Linksys and paid about $40 for it. Very easy to set up.
2502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Populous is coming to the DS! on: September 21, 2007, 12:07:26 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 20, 2007, 09:54:26 PM

I kind of thought Populous was boring even back in the day: just a lot of walking around and stuff. 

What?! You didn't like flatting land for an hour at the start of every game?! smile It did get a bit boring, but 2 was a lot of fun. It had a more of a Greek god thing going for it and the battles were pretty hot and heavy. Populous 1 was big because it's it graphics (although the PC version didn't look as good as the Amiga version), and it was very unique.


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Now if they actually improved upon the game (as I think SimCity did as well), that's another story.  But as for a straight port... I wouldn't get it.

From what I read of SimCity, IIRC, they left stuff out and didn't improve the game at all. These PC ports have been pretty iffy so far, so I am trying not to get excited about the Warhammer game.
2503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How ya use a PSP online? on: September 21, 2007, 12:00:43 AM
A wireless router and a broadband connection. Nothing else.
2504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Populous is coming to the DS! on: September 20, 2007, 06:36:29 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 20, 2007, 03:44:53 PM

Playing Populous now would be pretty boring.  Unless they did one of the sequels, which might be fun since I never played them.

For me it's been long enough (18 years or so) since I played the 1st one I think it would be quite fun to try it again. Of course it may be one of those games that doesn't stand the test of time, but I loved Populous 1, 2, and whatever that other game they made that was a spin off.
2505  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Recount - Do we need to merge Sports with Console? on: September 20, 2007, 06:33:38 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on September 20, 2007, 03:54:03 PM

I really could care less either way, but I don't mind the board's current layout.

Although given the limited traffic, maybe MMOGs don't need their own area.

Agreed, GT has too many forums. Games don't get any attention that may deserve it because people stop checking the slower forums, at least I do.
2506  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Coaster award on: September 20, 2007, 06:30:05 PM
I think this needs to be brought up again. I was just looking through Game Rankings list of PSP games and I was going though the "Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology" reviews. It' has a 67% which in some cases means a decent game that just isn't for everyone. I see a range of scores and then I see GT is listed and gave it a 63%. Not a bad score I am figuring, could be worse, especially when other sites are marking it much higher than that. I open the article and see it's got the "Coaster Award." A 63% just doesn't reflect a game that is one of the worst of the worst. It's kind of confusing unless you read the article, which I don't always do.
2507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP new buyer questions on: September 20, 2007, 06:21:07 PM
Target also sells the Dax pack, it's where I bought mine. The guy told me if I had any problems with it would be no problem returning it.
2508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oh Snap! Phantom Hourglass is just 2 weeks Away! on: September 19, 2007, 04:51:26 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 19, 2007, 12:58:21 AM

It's hard to follow portable releases when the big boys are doing their holiday thang, thanks for the reminder that there's some handheld goodness to look forward to as well  thumbsup

I thoght you didn't like Nintendo for being too kiddy? You have a DS?
2509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How ya use a PSP online? on: September 17, 2007, 03:55:36 AM

Quote from: Dimmona on September 17, 2007, 03:30:23 AM

Congrats on purchasing what may be the most overlooked gaming system out there right now smile  There's a ton of great stuff in almost every genre on the PSP - glad to see folks are still giving it a chance...

Really liking the PSP so far, but I still think the DS is the better system. Looking through what I have may missed in the puzzle/strategy/RPG area, it doesn't seem like there is a lot out there. Now if you like action games, it does seem the PSP is superior (I don't though).
2510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How ya use a PSP online? on: September 15, 2007, 07:23:52 AM
Ok, it is slimmer, but I didn't notice it, 20% of 3/4" is hard to notice. I did notice it being very light as soon as I picked it up. I think PSP Lite is a better name for it. Tongue

I am having a hard time with the Dax controls. I have very long fingers (I guess) and I have a problem using the pad and the L/R buttons. It's uncomfortable for me. I bought it for all the turn based stuff coming out though, so I probably won't get another action game.

So disappointed to see D&D Tactics get bad reviews, I wanted a PSP just for that game.

Bought Field Commander and Brave Story with it, but I haven't tried them yet.

BTW, Circuit City has a deal where if you buy one PSP/DS game you get a 2nd game for 50% off. The clerk didn't evem know about it until he rang me up.
2511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How ya use a PSP online? on: September 15, 2007, 06:58:41 AM
I bought one tonight, the 2000 (I refuse to say slim, since it's not any slimmer) and had a bitch of a time getting it online. Took me an hour. It turned out to be because of the silly text entry system. It uses a phone pad style keyboard to enter text and I was inserting a space after every letter in the WPA key. Took me that long to figure it out. I was getting pissed. So far I love the thing (graphics are 1000x better than the DS, but the DS is by far my most used system), but I am still shocked that they used such a horrible text entry system. Why don't they give you a normal keyboard display to type stuff in?

And Jeane D'Arc is amazing!
2512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I've been drinking... And I'm drunk. on: September 14, 2007, 12:53:38 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 14, 2007, 12:36:27 PM

Who the HELL holds a gun like that?

Gang bangers, they are hardcore like that.
2513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Slim already hacked! on: September 11, 2007, 03:51:28 AM
What's a PSP slim? Tongue

It's not really slimmer, not by much at least.
2514  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Should we merge Sports and Console Gaming? on: September 10, 2007, 10:30:23 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 10, 2007, 07:37:01 PM

I would think that would be a good thing to keep the "Orcs and Wizards" crowd from bitching that we kept talking about silly sports.

My problem is I always forget about the sports game forum and end up missing stuff that I would have read otherwise.
2515  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: juniordian on: September 07, 2007, 05:35:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 07, 2007, 04:44:46 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on September 07, 2007, 03:48:47 PM

This is weird.  I have never seen the second "i" and always thought it was Junior Dan - until now.  icon_eek

Well, this is Jdan we're talking about. He's not exactly on speaking terms with Grammar or Spelling.

I always figured english wasn't his first language.
2516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: monster hunter: freedom 2 coming 09/07 on: September 07, 2007, 04:43:58 AM
I read the IGN review and still can't figure out, how arcadey is it?
2517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: September 07, 2007, 04:43:08 AM
Ridah, look at the map while listening, it pauses the game so you can listen to them.
2518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: September 06, 2007, 06:42:05 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 06, 2007, 06:22:51 AM

Quote from: Lee on September 06, 2007, 04:46:21 AM

I was on a roll last night really enjoying the game. I was doing the area before you get back to the your home villiage (I hope that's not a spoiler since it's pretty obivious you are going back there). Having fun, the difficulty actually ramped up a little bit, and I was enjoying it. Came back tonight to the village and it was horrible, just no stop clicking on items to see if there was anything there. I quit out of boredom. I have a like/dislike thing going with this game. At times its fun, and at other times I wonder what they were thinking.

I don't understand what you mean... I know everyone's opinion is different and all, but to me it seems like if you enjoy JRPGs you'll enjoy Blue Dragon. If your bored of it, I would think it was the genre that was not your cup of tea, rather than the game itself.

I like JRPGs. And I am enjoying the story and graphics of BD. I do have 2 concerns with it though. Way too easy, the balancing was horrible (which I am glad to read that it changes later on). There is no challenge to the game for a good portion of it. Yes I could make a HK account and get the patch, but first of all I shouldn't have too, and second, it sounds like it could make the boss battles late game way too hard. They could have done a better job balancing it.

My other problem with the game is the clicking. The hospital, and now the villiage, consist of nothing but clicking on objects. Yes I could skip it, but it bugs me that I could be missing something. So I end up spending an hour just going through a zone clicking on stuff. it's not fun, it doesn't advanced the story, and there isn't any action.

I like the game, but its no Dragon Quest, or FF (and neither has these problems). I am not saying don't buy it either, if you like JPRG's you will like this game I think, but it has a lot of room for improvement. I am just posting my thoughts on the game as I go through it. I will enjoy myself for 2 hours, and then I am miserable for an hour.
2519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: September 06, 2007, 04:46:21 AM
I was on a roll last night really enjoying the game. I was doing the area before you get back to the your home villiage (I hope that's not a spoiler since it's pretty obivious you are going back there). Having fun, the difficulty actually ramped up a little bit, and I was enjoying it. Came back tonight to the village and it was horrible, just no stop clicking on items to see if there was anything there. I quit out of boredom. I have a like/dislike thing going with this game. At times its fun, and at other times I wonder what they were thinking.
2520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP 2000 Crisis Core bundle on: September 05, 2007, 04:09:06 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 05, 2007, 03:55:05 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 05, 2007, 03:52:40 AM

Quote from: Chaz on September 05, 2007, 03:49:46 AM

It comes in a shoebox?

It's a Limited Edition Shoe Box  icon_wink

Is the Digital TV tuner already available over here?

Says its Japan only...for now. Would be sweet. US never gets the good stuff.

Heck even if I could get a good signal on one of the 2-3 local stations, I don't think there is anything I would want to watch on those channels.
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