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2481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Please Help! PSP or DS (yes, this question again!) on: June 22, 2007, 01:53:10 AM
Etrian Odyssey, the Final Fantasies (and I believe a FF Tactics coming), Pokemon, Advanced Wars, a Zelda coming, Mario Brothers, Mario Cart just to name a few.

I will get a PSP again eventually since they do seem to have some good RPGs/tactic games coming, but there has yet to be a game that was a system seller for me.
2482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Please Help! PSP or DS (yes, this question again!) on: June 22, 2007, 01:33:39 AM

Quote from: Calvin on June 22, 2007, 01:31:36 AM

There is a warhammer 40k tactical TBS coming out for PSP sometime early next year FYI-also, think of the PSP as being able to do all that stuff with games AND MORE-movies, tv shows, ps1 emu, music, etc.

That game is PSP and DS.

Having owned both, I would easily take my DS over the PSP, just better games out for it.
2483  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Coaster award on: June 22, 2007, 01:29:49 AM
Was just looking over the Tenchu Z review, and maybe I haven't paid attention in the past, but a 64%="Coaster Award"?

64% to me says not great, but playable. Coaster I would think would be a much lower percentage.

Just a thought.
2484  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you exercise? on: June 21, 2007, 01:49:31 PM
Cycle 120+ miles a week. In fact I am just about to go ride before the heat gets too bad.
2485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is there any new PC game like Panzer General? on: June 21, 2007, 03:50:54 AM
HOI2 is also real time IIRC. OO has a rather large thread about a new Matrix game called Commander. PG on a much grander scale, but still not too complex. (Too lazy to link to it.)
2486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (XBL) Band of Bugs on: June 21, 2007, 01:09:18 AM
Just went through the trial. Its fun, but not sure if I will be buying it.

Graphics are ok, nothing special. Think that Dinsey movie about the bugs. Special effects are ok also. It doesn't blow you away but it looks decent. You can scroll the camera and zoom in and out, but I couldn't zoom in either direction as far as I would have liked.

Sound is kind of blah. The bug sound like they are speaking some of kind of asian language, and one of them was really annoying. Honestly I didn't pay attention to sound much since I have fans running all over the place.

Game play is standard tactical stuff. Move, then switch weapons, use an item/skill/spell, attack, or wait. Higher ground, flanking, etc gives you a bonus. The attack has a chance of a crit or weak damage, but usually does a set amount. Chances increase/decrease as you level.

One thing I didn't like is that it tells you which team gets to move a character when for the round. For instance it will show purple/blue/blue/purple. Purple teams starts the round and can move either of his charcters first, then the blue team gets to move his characters and then finally purple gets to move his other character. I would prefer that the characters speed determined when he got to move. As it is, there is strategy on who to move when, but I didn't like it done that way.

Missions in the trial were mostly kill all the enemies. There was a reach spot X and hold until the end of the round while wave after wave of enemies came in. Also there are egg holders. The last mission each team had an egg holder (weak combat unit, but seem strong against other egg holders). Kill the enemy egg holder and you get the egg which gives you a new character.

Characters level (the game doesn't tell you when they do), and their stats go up. I didn't get pick which skills to raise or anything. I didn't see any stores to buy new weapons or items from either. Maybe the full game has more in this respect. There are character classes, warrior, healer, rouge, archer appear in the demo.

Anyway, it's fun, but I would really like a lot more RPG elements before I would buy it.
2487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Resident Evil 4 impressions on: June 20, 2007, 11:23:19 PM
Stupid Nintendo and their kiddy games.

I hear the game is really hard, true? I tend to give up on overly hard games.
2488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Screw "Nintendo is making money" they're almost as "big" as Sony... on: June 20, 2007, 04:55:59 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 20, 2007, 04:20:48 PM

I don't think I've seen a Wii in the wild yet.

Two at Target last Sunday. Came back in the afternoon and there was still one sitting there so I bought it for my sister's kids.
2489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: June 20, 2007, 07:30:38 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 20, 2007, 07:21:37 AM

Which means regardless of whether there's AI skirmish, there's online play so that's a lot of replayability.

If you like online play. I don't. Give a good SP campaign any day.

Anyway, I loved Chaos Gate, one of my all time favorites, if it's anything like it, it will be a day one purchase.
2490  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where's the Sunday Skin 6-17-07? Oh, wait a minute- here it is! (NSFW) on: June 20, 2007, 03:31:51 AM
Please PM link to me CK. smile
2491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 rpgs on: June 20, 2007, 12:32:26 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on June 20, 2007, 12:26:25 AM

If this is the first true JRPG on the 360 I cannot see it winning over many people who aren't JRPG fans already.

I don't think they care about them honestly. The game seemed like it's main purpose was to sell 360s in Japan.

I wouldn't mind seeing the JRPGs evolve a little, but I still love a good one.
2492  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 19, 2007, 11:47:55 PM

Quote from: Gwar21 on June 19, 2007, 10:13:19 PM

What I object to are the people who use belief in young-earth creationism as an opening to mock all "fundies", as they put it, or who brandish said beliefs as yet another reason that fundies are stupid, har har har.  Widely embraced false stereotypes annoy me.

The two go hand in hand though. In fact I would say creationists are fundies.
2493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (Wii) The Official, UnOfficial, Buy/Preorder Zak and Wiki on: June 19, 2007, 03:21:25 PM
I am curious now just because I have never seen a gaming site so blatantly push a game. It's either really good, or they paid off IGN.
2494  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 18, 2007, 03:15:04 AM
Well he does know his bible (how many Christians read the stuff that isn't all peachy?) and he knows his religious history.
2495  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 18, 2007, 03:02:09 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on June 18, 2007, 02:09:45 AM

Quote from: Gwar21 on June 17, 2007, 05:49:55 PM

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Not all Creationists are narrow minded radicals.  As a creationist, I still believe in evolution.  There are two types of evolution, macroevolution and microevolution.  I personally believe in microevolution even though I believe in creation.  Just as not all christians are fundamentalist/extremeists.

Meh, I don't even have a problem with fundamentalist Christians or people who believe in 7-day creationism, as about half the people I know, many of whom are extremely intelligent, fall into that category.  But I suppose it's easier to treat "the enemy" like half-wits if you don't know anyone with those beliefs, even if that says more about you than them.  I respect fundamentalist Christians more than I do the people who make fun of them.

If they believe in this, they aren't "extremely intelligent".  They're book smart but dogmatic idiots. 

That's not really true. I have met many Christians that I have the utmost respect for. One of my friends I would have to say is one of the smartest guys I have ever met. The guy knows something about everything. But he is a fundy. When it comes to religion he is really out there, telling me about how people used to be 17' tall, how the Grand Canyon would have to flow up hill to be created, etc. But if I have a question about anything (besides religion) he's the first person I go to. Religious beliefs are something that are so ingrained into us at such an early age, it's more of a psychological thing than an intelligence thing.

It's kind of odd, the people I like the most, and respect the most, always are radical Christians. But they seem to know about the religion they are following other than the everyday Christians I meet. They aren't blind followers. I respect the people who research what they believe in and can laugh at it at the same time.
2496  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 17, 2007, 11:49:56 PM

Quote from: drifter on June 17, 2007, 08:35:10 PM

didnt really see much humor there (not sure if I was), at least the girl was cute in a girl next door kinda way.

You're right, it's more scary then funny.
2497  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where's the Sunday Skin 6-17-07? Oh, wait a minute- here it is! (NSFW) on: June 17, 2007, 11:32:38 PM
CK, this is a gaming site, please keep your posts professional. Thank you. (I mean it, thanks CK.)
2498  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 17, 2007, 07:42:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 17, 2007, 05:40:34 PM

Quote from: Zimix on June 16, 2007, 07:40:36 PM



Perfect poster placement. 

BRILLIANT!!!!!

It would be so much better if they switched the picture to a Tubgirl picutre.
2499  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 17, 2007, 07:40:17 PM

Quote from: Gwar21 on June 17, 2007, 05:49:55 PM

Quote
Not all Creationists are narrow minded radicals.  As a creationist, I still believe in evolution.  There are two types of evolution, macroevolution and microevolution.  I personally believe in microevolution even though I believe in creation.  Just as not all christians are fundamentalist/extremeists.

Meh, I don't even have a problem with fundamentalist Christians or people who believe in 7-day creationism, as about half the people I know, many of whom are extremely intelligent, fall into that category.  But I suppose it's easier to treat "the enemy" like half-wits if you don't know anyone with those beliefs, even if that says more about you than them.  I respect fundamentalist Christians more than I do the people who make fun of them.

Actually I know a few Creationists, and one of them actually is very intelligent. Its still a lot of fun making fun of them, intelligent or not. You respect fundys more because you are one of them, or at least close enough.
2500  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 17, 2007, 04:28:16 PM
I never knew that we have weeds just because Adam sinned. That bastard!

That was great. I want to go there just to people watch.
2501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii VC]european games this week on: June 15, 2007, 07:02:02 PM
I had forgotten all about Actraiser until I saw the name. LOVED the game. Does it hold up though, did any of you get it?
2502  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 06:33:46 PM
If KD stops, then Corruptrelic may take over the duties. Do any of us want that? slywink
2503  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 06:06:48 PM
Well the poll sums it all up, so I don't know why the naysayers are still talking. biggrin The 00's don't count for the negatives either (and even if they did count as negatives, the fors still win!). So going by the points system from the Poll, it's overwhelmly for the posts.

I really don't see what people are so upset about. And please stop using the "it doesn't fit in with a gaming forum" thing. 100% of the stuff in off topic doesn't fit in with a gaming forum.

Anyway, honestly, if this place gets too uptight, you will push people away. I know I came here less when the whole no-R&P thing came up. I want a loose forum myself, one that is still mature, but low on moderation.
2504  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 03:09:06 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 15, 2007, 02:53:22 PM

1) Does this place have too much of a locker room vibe, where half-nude pictures and sexist comments (like mytocles mentioned) are getting thrown around enough to drive away potential forumers?
2) Do we care?

Myself, I expect and want that in the off topic forum. Off topic is a free for all on every site for the most part, even the more adult forums (not just gaming sites). What topics do you expect to see here? Just discussion of what TV set to buy or Costco's return policy? You either like off topic or you don't. If you don't then stay in the gaming section, which is mainly why I come to GT, to see everyones opinions. I come into off topic for the locker room stuff (like the LJ image thread).
2505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not go on: June 15, 2007, 04:56:22 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on June 15, 2007, 04:25:19 AM

Sony needs an A+++ title and they need it fast.

Aren't most new systems slow to get the games out though? The 360 went months without anything interesting. The DS beginnings were bleak. The Wii is in dire need of something big still. I think it all comes down to what others have said, the PS3 is just too much money. I would buy one right now, I just can't justify $600 for it. Although if something like a Final Fantasy did come out for it, it would be a lot harder to hold back.

I think reliability might be hurting the 360. They seem to die at an incredibly high rate. If they could fix that, I think they would do a lot better, even at $400.
2506  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 04:50:11 AM
One point though Wonderpug, I don't see anyone trying to make it an official thing. It's a weekly thread (if that) not a whole forum. Yeah having a skin forum would reflect on the site. A casual weekly post isn't quite the same thing.

And no it's not required that you be 18 here, but look at many of the threads in off topic, they are very adult orientated. That's all my point was.
2507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not go on: June 15, 2007, 03:55:34 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on June 15, 2007, 03:47:03 AM

I agree with Jumangi.  There is no way anyone could call the 360 a clusterfuck.  I still maintain that over time Wii sales will fade and the HD consoles will start to dominate.  The reason Microsoft hasn't dropped their price is because they still see Sony as their main competition in the long run, not Nintendo.


Maybe that is a mistake.  I guess we'll know in 3 years or so.

Sure, but the Wii is already going to have a huge installed base, which means people will make games for it. Like it or not, the Wii is going to be around for awhile.

In 3 years we will probably buying whole new systems anyway.
2508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 03:52:41 AM
Well if we go off your points system, it's 90-30. smile
2509  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / 172 guests... on: June 15, 2007, 02:45:04 AM
...as I type this. GT has a huge number of guests, I can log in at 2AM and there will still be 80 guests. Where are they coming from? What are they looking at? And the million dollar question, why aren't they registering and posting? If traffic picked up a bit here, this forum would be astounding.
2510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 02:40:29 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 15, 2007, 01:37:05 AM

For the record, I'm not personally offended by the skin, it just seems unprofessional to have as a site-sponsored weekly feature.  It's a step away from having a "Babes of the Week" button on the front page.  If Ron wants the place to feel more like Maxim, I guess it's appropriate, I just always got the impression he wanted the site to be fairly family friendly.

Wow, talk about jumping to conclusions. Step away? Please. They are posted in an off topic forum, most of the stuff posted here is unproffesional, silly, funny, etc.

The site is family friendly. The forum is most definitely adult, and not because of one Sunday post. I see quite a few threads I wouldn't think people would want their kids reading.

Do we really judge websites by their forums? I love Gamspot, can't stand their forums. Same with Penny Arcade. I could probably find another 100 examples. These threads have nothing to do with the front page, and I think it's safe to say they never will. In fact hopefully soon we will be able to comment on the front page on articles without even entering the forums.

Anyway, the poll is pretty clear, the vast majority like the threads, or just ignore it.
2511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii vs. Guitar Hero II - the non-gamers decide on: June 12, 2007, 06:11:50 AM
It's the opposite at our CO OO parties. Wario Ware and Sports were hits while Chris Gerard shows off GH upstairs. Granted we only ever have one guitar and the PS2 is upstairs, but the Wii seemed like a bigger hit. I was really intimidated by GH myself.

Not that anyone has really touched Sports at the last few parties, I think everyone burned out.
2512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An Opportunity Lost (now NSFW thanks to CK 1am3n355) on: June 11, 2007, 02:37:25 AM
I think I love CeeKay. I am not sure for which, either for the hot picture or for annoying ATB. icon_cool
2513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Sony's current marketing...issues... (somewhat NFSW) on: June 09, 2007, 07:29:14 PM
It truly is puzzling. I watched the full video and the whole time I am wondering when the tie in with video games will come in. It never really does. Unless people who masturbate to soccer games might want to play a video game of soccer instead. I just don't get what Sony is thinking. Unless of course this is all they wanted, to create buzz. As a fence sitter on getting a PS3, it's not helping my decision to get one though.
2514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Trailer on: June 06, 2007, 01:58:05 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 06, 2007, 01:52:04 AM

I saw it on gametrailers.com before coming here.  I wish they would have given some idea of what the gameplay is going to look like, and I'm betting Fall 2008 turns into Spring 2009.

Honestly it's probably too early for gameplay footage. Plus we all know how Bethesda likes to hype stuff while giving out as little info as possible. They can drag this on for years.

I would rather it be a couple of months until release to hear anything at all myself.
2515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Trailer on: June 06, 2007, 01:24:33 AM
Thanks for the quick download KD! Neat trailor, I just can't get excited about a game that's not due out until Fall 2010 though. icon_twisted
2516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I buy my own cable modem or use the cable company's? on: June 02, 2007, 04:35:27 PM
Same, always used the one the company gave me. Never had any problems with any of the ones I have used. Current one is 3 years old and working fine.
2517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] 4.7 Million Wii VC titles sold on: June 02, 2007, 05:42:11 AM

Quote from: ATB on June 01, 2007, 11:36:59 PM

Quote from: Dimmona on June 01, 2007, 08:00:53 PM

Screw all of you; Zelda 2 was awesome.

Zelda 2 is pretty much made me quit the franchise.

I came in as a young kid expecting more legendary play like in the original and we got crap sidescrolling. Bah.

Then you missed the best Zelda games there were.

Ridah: give up the hate, Nintendo is big again.
2518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ds] etrian odyssey impressions on: May 31, 2007, 03:25:03 AM

Quote from: Misguided on May 31, 2007, 12:27:36 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on May 30, 2007, 03:57:11 PM

My Dark Knight (or is it Hunter?) just got killed in one hit this morning... pretty much my last straw.  I replaced him with a bard in the back row: not sure if I'll regret not choosing an alchemist instead, but I'm always a big fan of passive skills.

The alchemist deals mega damage in the early levels, but I'm getting the feeling that this won't necessarily be the case later on.

My Landrover is the big hitter of the group everyone is level 31), but I have done nothing but max out his damage skills. With my alchemist I spent a lot of levels getting her TP regen and neglected impoving her damage skills. She's still my second biggest damage dealer, and mana is usually not an issue anymore.

And I still think the Darkhunter is worth it at later levels. My Protector will be the first to go when I can upgrade to a new class.
2519  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: May 30, 2007, 05:13:23 AM
I love this thread, everytime I open it on this page I see Ridah first thing. He's so dreamy, Two-Pack has nothing on him.
2520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey on: May 30, 2007, 04:42:31 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2007, 02:20:05 AM

You're telling me these guys don't look angsty?

Oh and keytars are SO metal!

LOL. The drummer giving the finger is also classic.

Got to say though, they are just going for a market. It's just like Slayer, Venom, etc, they are try to sell an image that they think people will like. They are going for the old Dio crowd and trying to play the part. Metal has always been a lot like pro wrestling in my book.
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