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2481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Channel released: trailers, release date lists, rate games, DS demo on: May 24, 2008, 12:41:30 AM
What is the point of recommendations? I never see any ratings when I am looking at games in the channel.
2482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 22, 2008, 06:35:38 PM

Quote from: Bulletpig on May 22, 2008, 04:15:28 PM

Strength completely kicked my ass.  I can't believe I couldn't complete the 6 freaking pushups LOL.  I'm such a wuss.

Don't feel bad, I do push ups a couple of times a week and I struggled with those. Since the board is only so big doing a push-up is more like doing a diamond push-up, and those suck. And throw planks in on top of that and I struggled.

Unlocking stuff left and right. Mostly more reps of stuff. The bubble walk balance game is pretty fun.

I did all the strength exercises I have unlocked and I was sweating when I was done. I unlocked more reps on a few of them so the next time will be even more of a work out. It does tell you what exercise complements something you just did occasionally. And after you completed both it lets you know that you completed the workout. Kind of silly, especially when sometimes it tells you do an exercise you haven't unlocked yet.

Right now everything is pretty slow because it tells you how to do everything the first time. But once you have done everything, you can breeze through the exercises. Some of the reviews talked about it being too slow, but I don't think thats the case at all.

I was hoping the calender would track a little more info on your outside workouts. As it is you tell it if you did a light, medium, or hard workout and it adds it to your daily points bank. I did 30 minutes on a cross-trainer today at the gym and since that is a "hard workout" it multiplies your time by 2 so it records it as 1 hour of additional exercise on your chart. A light exercise it records as .5 x duration.

I like it so far, the weight thing is motivating me like I thought it would. To everyone who says it won't help your fitness level I wonder if you invested much time in the non-balance game exercises (or your already really fit). The balance games won't do crap for your fitness levels, but most of the other stuff I can see helping, of course those aren't really fun either. Hopefully I can keep it up.
2483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 22, 2008, 01:39:19 PM
Also remember that Fit was made for a Japanese audience, where the country isn't exactly like us. They pretty much already eat healthy, most people aren't over weight, and exercises like yoga are very popular. I read somewhere that there is talk of a more American version sometime in the future.

I have read people complain about the BMI stuff on various parts of the internet too. BMI has been around for years, this is hardly some odd, unreliable system that Nintendo invented. They used it at my job for years only just recently moving away from it. It also says in the manual that it may not work so well with 2-20 year olds.

I don't get how you can do some of those yoga positions, the strength stuff, and run in place and not say it won't help your fitness levels.
2484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 22, 2008, 03:56:49 AM
Yessum.
2485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 22, 2008, 12:17:38 AM
Played for 30 minutes, and I have been drinking all afternoon watching soccer so I wasn't in the mood to do anything too exerting.

The age thing is kind of silly. I have a BMI of 27 and could lose a few pounds, but my left/right balance is surprisingly good (from cycling I guess?). I am just about even without even trying, so my Wii age is 34, while my real age is 38.

It suggested a goal of getting my BMI down to 22 (I think it was). I ignored that and set a goal to lose 10 pounds (down to 190) in a month. It said I shouldn't try to lose more than 3 pounds in two weeks, but I ignored that. I thought it was supposed to be 3 pounds in one week?

Skiing and ski jump are kind of fun. Played them the most. Unlocked advanced mode of skiing after about 5 times. In skiing you lean slightly forward to speed up and steer by adjusting your weight. If I stand straight up, I can make all the gates easily, but when I speed up it I tend to make too drastic of weight shifts and it got hard. Makes me curious about We Ski, it could be a lot of fun if they did it right.

Tightrope isn't too hard, although I was going slow, lost it trying to jump over something because I couldn't jump straight.

Yoga, I was practically perfect on the basic balance and breathing exercise (Woot!). It was surprisingly relaxing doing that one. The twist one that is supposed to work your abs but I didn't feel my abs were getting any workout. I was all over the place on my balance on those. I do lunges all the time but go down into a full squat when I do them at the gym. You don't go all the way down on Fit, and it was telling me to lean back which I had a really hard time doing. Yoga stuff will be interesting trying to perfect.

Ran in place, and that hurt my shin splints. If you don't work out at all I can see this giving you a bit of workout. Initially it's only 3 minutes long and not too exciting, but it was funny having Hitler and Jesus passing you up (I really need to clean out a lot of the Miis that have wandered over).

Hula Hoops hurt my knees a bit. I could see this one being a bit more of a work out too.

Step aerobics, this reminded me way too much of the time me and a friend went to step aerobics class and were the only guys there. The teacher laughed at our lack of rhythm. Same thing here, I had a hard time keeping up.

So anyway, yeah it won't get you in shape, but it can't hurt and the daily weight tracking will be good motivation. I think if you are a making an active effort to get more fit this will be a pretty good motivational tool. Just doing what I did made me think about how I need to get out and do more real exercise. It's a start. They could do a lot more with it, that's for sure, but for now I will be using it to get some exercise on days I might not otherwise. How long I will keep it up? Who knows, but I look forward to trying.

Also white is a poor color for the board. I was walking outside earlier and already left foot prints on the board.  icon_neutral
2486  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 10:00:48 PM
Interesting game. Glad Man U won, even if I did feel dirty cheering for them. I feel really sorry for Terry, it's going to be a rough time for him this summer. Most of all i am glad Roman lost at home.

Now, lets watch Chelsea fall apart this summer. smile
2487  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 07:47:36 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 21, 2008, 07:36:51 PM

Ummmm...in Europe, the game always kicks off in the evening, so that's no excuse!

Well for the British, they are going to need the day off anyway so they can drink all day beforehand.

Good game so far, but yeah, the defense on both sides is pretty bad. It really should be 3-1 now, I can't believe Tevez didn't even get his foot on that.

I can still see the game going either way though, but I am sticking with my original 2-1 Man U bet.
2488  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 06:17:14 PM

Quote from: Koz on May 21, 2008, 06:14:31 PM

I'd watch it if it was on at a reasonable time in the States. 2pm on a work day means no watching for me.

Thats why you arrange to have the day off in advanced. This is another reason why football is better than American football, at least they put the big final on a weekday so everyone has an excuse to get out of work. smile
2489  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 05:48:42 PM
Looks like we are the only ones. Of course the Brits hate talking football with us Americans so they won't join in. smile

One hour to go and things look to be calm in Russia, no riots yet...
2490  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woot! Random Crap results on: May 21, 2008, 05:24:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 21, 2008, 04:41:04 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 21, 2008, 04:09:50 PM

OMG! OMG! OMG! smile

Maybe it'll be 4 pounds of actual crap  icon_twisted

God I hope not, he might kill himself. Getting some cheap refurb MP3 player for $8 sounds like it would be the high point of Daehawk's life.
2491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OK... What.The.F(radio edit). on: May 21, 2008, 04:12:41 PM

Quote from: kathode on May 21, 2008, 04:00:56 PM

Good lord.  I get annoyed when the woman above me walks from one side of her room to the other.  I don't think I could stand listening to stuff like that going on smile

I know what you mean, the couple above me like to run across the apartment it sounds like. Plus the ceiling is so thin I can hear their rocking chair when they sit in it. And last night the fuck decided it would be fun to throw fire crackers off the deck. Oh and he has to start up his POS Camero every night and let it run. It doesn't have a muffler. I really need to move.
2492  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woot! Random Crap results on: May 21, 2008, 04:09:50 PM
OMG! OMG! OMG! smile
2493  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 03:48:34 PM
Hell yeah, sitting around trying to figure out what to do with myself while waiting for the game.

I don't like either team, so it's a no win situation for me. I would rather not see Sir Alex get the Double, but on the other hand I would rather not see Chelsea win anything this season. I would love to see Chelsea implode if they lose this today. Drogba is gone regardless, and it sounds like Lampard may be leaving, who knows who else if they lose this.

So I think I am going for Man U, as the better of 2 evils. smile
2494  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OK... What.The.F(radio edit). on: May 21, 2008, 02:56:06 PM
So how did the the make up sex sound?
2495  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marathon Training - Total Mileage to Date: 41.34 Miles on: May 21, 2008, 02:55:28 PM
Ran 3 miles yesterday (9 min pace), now my thighs are chaffed and my shins hurt. Getting old sucks.

Going to go look for some spandex I think.
2496  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you back up iTunes? on: May 21, 2008, 03:30:14 AM
Buy a Mac and use Time Machine? smile
2497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 20, 2008, 06:17:01 PM
And I will be using it in conjunction with cycling, running, and some other gym work. I mainly want something to track my weight, and help push me on some strength training and balance for riding (both are huge weakness of mine).

Canuck, living in Japan I figured you would be a little more hip to the yoga thing. It definitely helps toning. My very hot coworker (female obviously) swears by it. I refuse to go to a class with her for fear of looking stupid in front of a lot of hot women in sports bras.
2498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Political Machine 2008 on: May 19, 2008, 09:40:16 PM

Quote from: Island Dog on May 19, 2008, 07:49:33 PM

Quote from: Lee 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.

You should have received an e-mail receipt.  I won't show up in SDC/Impulse because it's not available yet.  If you still run into trouble e-mail [email protected].

smile


Thanks ID, I might have to email Stardock, because I am not seeing any emails, but it's perfectly possible I deleted them. If damn OO was up, I could see about when I did pre-order.
2499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WiiWare Impressions on: May 19, 2008, 09:36:42 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 19, 2008, 08:09:42 PM

1st, I've seen the install size listed as 287 (!).  I'm assuming that does not include the downloadables.  How many blocks do those take up?

I think the biggest is the dungeon pack which IIRC is 3 blocks. Everything is else is one or two blocks.
2500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 19, 2008, 09:34:52 PM
Amazon shipped mine today, so it should be here Wednesday. Won't have any day 1 impressions since I will be drinking quite a few beers while watching the UEFA Champions League final.
2501  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Knightshade.... on: May 19, 2008, 09:30:58 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 19, 2008, 08:43:50 PM

If you guys really want us to evaluate every single post as "worthy" or just "padding" and take action to delete, modify, or lock then I suppose we can but I seriously doubt anyone would be real happy with that.

Nope, just want consistent moderation. Tongue One thread people were told not to pad and it was locked. In a similar thread that is all about padding, it's ok and the CoC wasn't even mentioned like in the other post. Just seemed an add choice of moderation.

But really, I am arguing just for the sake of arguing (and to piss off Naednek!).
2502  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Knightshade.... on: May 19, 2008, 07:37:28 PM
So why wasn't this thread locked too?
2503  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.
2504  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.
2505  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!
2506  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.
2507  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.
2508  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.
2509  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.
2510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Knightshade.... on: May 18, 2008, 01:16:36 AM
And Daehawk continues to pad.
2511  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.
2512  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?
2513  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.
2514  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.
2515  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.
2516  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.
2517  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.
2518  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.
2519  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?
2520  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.
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