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2881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 21, 2007, 03:53:00 PM
Awesome thanks for the impressions Frogstar.
2882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 21, 2007, 02:36:20 PM
I just posted that on OO Gratch. Now I am concerned. I really don't want to wait for the PC version though. icon_cry
2883  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sammy Hagar > David Lee Roth on: March 19, 2007, 03:43:51 PM
ATB, it's time to flush your alcohol down the toilet. I am starting to think your drinking has become a problem.
2884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silverfall Impressions on: March 19, 2007, 05:56:21 AM
Can't say initial impressions are too good (demo). Seems very rough. I do need to play it some more, but so far I am not overly impressed.
2885  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Formula 1 2007 Thread - Round 1 - Grand Prix of Australia on SATURDAY on: March 18, 2007, 11:03:33 PM
Very boring race, but it showed that it should be an interesting seaon between Ferrari and McLaren.
2886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-ray aims to oust DVDs within three years on: March 16, 2007, 02:48:23 PM
Hmm, if Blu-Ray is going to be the main format, I am one step closer to getting a PS3. I only have a 720p/1080i TV though. icon_cry
2887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Motorstorm Review - IGN on: March 06, 2007, 01:29:10 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on March 06, 2007, 01:25:27 PM

I know gamespot typically score games lower than everywhere else, but 7.9 is kinda shocking

Yeah they gave Crackdown something like a 7.9 too, under rated I think. I really think you need to read Gamespots reviews to get a true feel for whether the game is for you and not go off the rating too much.

I will be buying Motorstorm as soon as I get a PS3. They have a few in stock around town here, and everytime I see one, I have to remind myself to wait. smile
2888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Motorstorm Review - IGN on: March 06, 2007, 01:13:59 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 06, 2007, 12:43:17 PM

Yeah, cause one 7.9 > all the other 8's, 9's and 10's this game has recieved.   Roll Eyes

To be fair, the game has an 85% on Gamerankings after 14 reviews, so it wasn't the only 7.9. Anyway IMHO Gamespot is much more reuputable than IGN.
2889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I am now officially done with Gamestop on: March 02, 2007, 05:39:10 AM
One of the local EB employees was bragging to a co-worker how he beat Crackdown a week before it came out. Yet another reason I won't go there, I am not paying full price for a used game. He wants to play, it take home a used copy when they get one.
2890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 Demo Today on: February 27, 2007, 04:24:13 AM
Getting 470 kb/s.

Edit: It went down to 165 kb/s....and now it's climbing into the 300 it's in the 500 range...600...

Opera/Vista/Cheyenne, WY

Edit 2: took about 46 minutes to download, it hit a few slow spots but went as high as 800 kb/s.

Thanks Ron.
2891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 Demo Today on: February 27, 2007, 04:15:32 AM
Can of one of you PM the link please?

Thanks in advanced.

Edit: Disregard, thanks Wonderpug!
2892  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Just wondering on: February 27, 2007, 04:09:17 AM

Quote from: Destructor on February 27, 2007, 02:31:46 AM

Considering that Ron can do things like host the C&C demo (1.2GB or so) without any issue, in addition to all the movies that pop up on the front page from time to time, bandwith is the least of his concerns. biggrin

Ron's hosting the demo? Wow, GT rocks. smile
2893  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is it worthwhile purchasing a TV that doesn't support 1080p? on: February 27, 2007, 03:55:16 AM
I wouldn't buy one myself, Blu-ray/HD-DVD are both 1080p, why buy a TV that 3-4 years from now won't be able to support the mainstream resolution? Especially since the PS3, and eventually 360 games will be 1080p. Pay a little more and get a TV that will support the new technology in my book.
2894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 27, 2007, 03:50:52 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on February 26, 2007, 07:44:04 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 26, 2007, 07:24:44 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on February 26, 2007, 07:01:43 PM

I must not be good because I find it kinda tough on default  crybaby

How far into it are you?  When I started out it was a lot more difficult than it should've been because I hadn't yet realized the importance of taking cover, and the way that your armor recharges if you lay low for a few seconds.  Once I got that concept down, the boss assaults became much more strategic (and doable).

I prefer it on the default difficulty just because I like being an unstoppable badass and taking everyone and everything out with my bare hands. I should get driving xp for kicking a truck into a bunch of thugs, killing them.

+1, on easiest it's fun and not frustrating. I still die on occasion, usually from multiple grenades at once. I do wish, once I cleaned something out, that new thugs wouldn't keep appearing. I was trying to find the switches for a particular boss, and the amount of baddies that kept coming in was getting irritating.
2895  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NIN's New CD on: February 27, 2007, 12:45:34 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on February 26, 2007, 10:08:30 PM

I actually loved With Teeth. biggrin

Can't wait.

They are playing a couple of songs on the radio here, it's nothing like Teeth. He wrote the album screwing around on a laptop while touring supposedly, and it does sound kind of raw.
2896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 26, 2007, 07:06:47 AM

Quote from: Calvin on February 26, 2007, 03:45:25 AM

Well it does unfortunately sound like a rental for me since you guys are saying 8-10 hours playtime.

It depends on how driven you are. I have probably 5-6 hours in, and I only cleared out the first gang so far. I have been driving around, exploring, and working on stats. Been having fun just doing that myself.
2897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 26, 2007, 12:21:30 AM
Loving this game, having a heck of a lot fo fun with it. Yeah it has it flaws, but it is very fun. Played all day, with most of that spent just exploring.
2898  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 25, 2007, 03:05:25 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 25, 2007, 02:19:03 AM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on February 24, 2007, 04:52:50 AM

What the...??   icon_confused

It looks like a wax figure, but for what, I assume, famous movie?
2899  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Costco Return Policy Change on: February 25, 2007, 03:03:25 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 25, 2007, 02:55:43 AM

And, at last, stage five: Acceptance.
ROFL, I think I love you now too.
2900  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Long] Simba almost died today. on: February 24, 2007, 11:00:40 PM
Damn, I am teary eyed. Great to hear it all turned out ok Pete.
2901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Absolutely Hilarious Video mocking Sony on: February 24, 2007, 10:33:27 PM

Quote from: Hetz on February 24, 2007, 05:47:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 24, 2007, 02:52:18 PM

Well, I thought it was funny.

I guess it is just human nature to want to see things fall from grace, especially things that you can't have or afford or whatever the reason is.

Bit of a stretch, don't you think?  Poking fun at Sony for some of it's ridiculous marketing and PR gaffes has nothing to do with whether or not people can afford the system. 

Sorry, but nearly everyone that pokes fun at the PS3 or says they are not getting one, ends with saying I can't spend $500 on it or it's too much or something along those lines. I don't see how $500 is all that much more than the $400 that the 360 costs and you get a lot more with it. I mean, if you can afford the 360, the extra $100 isn't going to break the bank, is it?

Let me put it another way, I can't afford $500 or $600 for a system that looks pretty bland so far. I will get one down the road, but right now, not one game excites me enough to get one at that price.
2902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's Wrong With Live Arcade? (also Live Arcade Game for 2/28) on: February 24, 2007, 10:10:00 PM
I haven't turned on my 360 for probably 2 months until I got Crackdown yesterday. I went to check to see what was new on Live and was very disappointed. While I don't need a new great game every week, I think they could do better then they have. I really just want Worms. Please give me Worms. slywink
2903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo needs to stop being so damned cheap sometimes on: February 24, 2007, 10:06:16 PM
Jeez, at least add pointing support. I am starting to worry about the Wii, they started off stong with Sports, but unless they start coming out with some neat games, they are going to fall far short. Please let SSX Blur be awesome.
2904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And the Lettuce is not so Sensuous on: February 24, 2007, 04:53:03 AM
That sucks man, sorry to hear it. I am scared everytime I turn my on nowadays.
2905  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me GT your my only help! on: February 23, 2007, 05:06:26 AM
Nice choice Soulchilde, Dell makes some excellent LCDs. I really, really want the 24" wide screen, I just can't convince myself to spend the money when I have a perfectly good 20" normal LCD that I paid $1000 for 3 years ago.
2906  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why no Chess on XBL? Any Plans For It? on: February 21, 2007, 02:15:12 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on February 20, 2007, 05:50:40 PM

Battle Chess, Archon, or Dark Legions. Or a multiplayer Mail Order Monsters.  drool

You forgot Star Control.
2907  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Blu-Ray Transfer? on: February 20, 2007, 05:06:35 AM
Crank has a 6.9 on IMDb and a 60% (fresh) on Rotten Tomatoes. Open Season has a 5.8/48% respectivily. I haven't seen either, but I do know OS looked horrible. It seems Crank is your better choice.
2908  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Avatar changing madness!!! on: February 20, 2007, 03:53:20 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 20, 2007, 02:55:33 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 20, 2007, 12:07:30 AM

Don't think I've changed mine since the beginning.  Maybe it's time for a new one...

Gratch, I've always been a little confused as to what yours was, anyway. 

I believe its an Xray of a guy sleep in an office chair.
2909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/19) on: February 19, 2007, 04:13:44 PM

Quote from: fyedaddy on February 19, 2007, 03:56:21 PM

Space Rangers 2 DVD (GoGamer UK import)

Man send it back and get it through Stardock, Starforce free!

This week: Supreme Commander and Sonic maybe, waiting to hear more. Maybe even Crackdown, but the reviews have made me skeptical.
2910  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Repair service screwed me. on: February 19, 2007, 04:40:54 AM
Its karma for giving your girlfriend a used one so you could get a different color. icon_wink
2911  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shopping for a new HDTV, need advi... NVM thread ruined by Gellar and Zekester on: February 19, 2007, 04:14:56 AM
 icon_lol @ Ridah. Take your ball and go home.
2912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 version 2 on: February 18, 2007, 09:26:39 PM

Quote from: Space Herpes on February 18, 2007, 09:17:17 PM

Hopefully they will have a reasonable price for the 120gig drive.

The 20 gig HD was what, $100? That is far from reasonable, so my hopes aren't high for a reasonable price on the 120 gig model.
2913  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shopping for a new HDTV, need advice and such on: February 18, 2007, 09:24:05 PM

Quote from: Zekester on February 18, 2007, 09:17:13 PM

Lee, how about knowing the facts before assuming stuff?

Umm what am I assuming, what facts? That TVs look better than projectors?

I don't get why you are getting upset, history or not.
2914  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shopping for a new HDTV, need advice and such on: February 18, 2007, 08:37:51 PM
Zeke, he just pointed out the facts is all. Projectors don't look anywhere near as good as TV.
2915  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Europa Universalis 3 - Impressions on: February 17, 2007, 05:18:51 PM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on February 17, 2007, 04:28:59 PM

Details please about the lift test!  I have never played a game like this, but it sounds like the kind of game that would require a good, hefty manual for someone like me. 

Bought the CE at Target yesterday. It is heavy. Includes soundtrack, map, strategy guide, and manual.

Manual is 143 pages, full color, small font. Just started reading it, but looks good so far. Back few pages are charts.

Strat guide is 102 pages, full color, small font. Looks great, plus it has a few side bars of historical stuff. Looks pretty neat.

Haven't even installed it yet, but the packaging is truly impressive.
2916  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's PS3mania in Europe! on: February 16, 2007, 03:55:31 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 16, 2007, 12:56:43 AM

Also the love of Formula 1 is strong in Europeans... I'm sure that sold quite a lot of consoles as well.

I saw that game running at a Target the other day, and damn, it looked so good I was almost ready to plop down $600.
2917  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Wii channel just launched -- nothing special -- on: February 15, 2007, 03:59:37 AM
I kind of like the channel. Although I am not playing my Wii much right now (the games will come), I like a little break in between games. The poll channel is quick little diversion and kind of amusing.

I really like the News Channel though. It's very easy to use and its cool getting a quick over view of headlines. When I do turn on my Wii, I usually go straight there to get a round up of what is happening, but then again I am a news junkie.
2918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Supreme Commander Demo - Impressions? on: February 10, 2007, 05:51:04 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 10, 2007, 03:43:42 PM

Quote from: juniordan on February 10, 2007, 01:18:13 AM

Tutorials now available. Lets hop this saves the game.

Requires you to have a fileplanet account to download them and they don't play in Media Player.

Not a good start.

Is long has the game has decent ones, I am ok with that.
2919  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If Supreme Commander is a DX10 game, do you have to play it under Vista? on: February 06, 2007, 05:56:28 PM

Quote from: JSL on February 06, 2007, 05:43:39 PM

Downloading now, although I do not have high hopes any longer.

Stop your download please. I am getting 6-7KB/s currently. Thanks.
2920  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail return policies got nerfed. on: February 06, 2007, 05:27:03 PM

Quote from: Kobra on February 06, 2007, 05:22:08 PM

Seems like the more upscale, or trendy stores all have lifetime refund policies, while the stores for poor people tend to be the most harsh on refunds. 

Because you are paying for those policies at the upscale places probably. I love REI, but they are hardly cheap for instance.

Walmart will take anything back. I know because twice I have bought something that was quite obviously used, a lot.
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