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5521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: July 11, 2004, 02:35:36 AM
And Devil --

Check out the screenshots at OpSports.

You are going to LOVE the Eagles.  Your top rated guys are in key positions this year.  

I'm betting on LOTS of online Eagles players this year my friend.   :wink:

And did you get aload of that Sound screenie?  What the hell is THAT all about?   Looks pretty cool to me, though I haven't a clue what it is.

5522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: July 11, 2004, 01:25:00 AM
This is copied from a post (that is copied from a post) on OpSports... and supposedly ranks the teams from lowest to highest as far as overall rating for the game this year.

I think by looking at the ranks, we can get an idea of what the numbers are. Obviously its lowest - highest. I'll also note that a few mid ranged teams share the same/nearly the same overall rating


Now, don't shoot the messenger here.  I am not saying it's true or false, I am just relaying information for anyone that is interested.  Obviously there are some funny things here if the list is reliable, but if it's accurate, I suppose it could be worse.

Anyway, just thought you guys would be interested, IF it is a real list.  Judge for yourself.

5523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM Sudeki Demo on: July 10, 2004, 03:53:27 PM
OK.  So, I just tried the Sudeki demo.

This is so much fun.  

Since Concole RPG's aren't really my thing, and I'm talking even remotely my thing here...

Do you guys know of any others that are already out for the xbox that are like this game?  Turn Based Combat is fine with me by the way.  I am more interested in all those cool powers and skill points and stuff like that.  

I am open to suggestions as well as education on this topic, as I seriously know almost nothing about console RPG's.  I think I played Final Fantasy III for about an hour back in the day, and this Sudeki demo.... that is pretty much my experience.   :oops:

5524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney -Team Requests on: July 10, 2004, 08:03:48 AM
OK.  So let's see if  I can help out Devil and Eco a bit here.

In order they have been claimed:

Devil  -  Eagles

EcoLogic  -  Titans  (boo!)

AgtFox  -  Vikings

Caveman  -  Panthers

Graham  -  Packers

Naednek  -  49ers

Soulbringer  -  Rams

Gellar  -  Bengals

Denoginizer  -  Bills

Chaz  -  Patriots

stevemd  -  Dolphins  (go phins!)

pr0ner  -  Chiefs

Lockdown  -  Raiders

Wudmon  -  Ravens

Simon  -  Seahawks

Driver  -  Jaguars

Tebunker  -  Texans

-  -  -  -  -

Not too bad actually.  17 teams claimed so far.

I believe that a tournament (in the range we're looking at) needs either 16 or 20 teams.  If we hit 20, we should start.

Website   :     Tournament Homepage

Once Eco updates the Participants page, you can go there easier than coming here to view who's "IN".

5525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM Sudeki Demo on: July 09, 2004, 06:06:45 PM
What else is on the demo disk?
5526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: July 09, 2004, 12:28:30 PM
You want to know what I find really ironic about this...

(Madden fans, don't get pissed about me saying this, it's just my warped opinion)

In reality, based on quality, it should be the competition that sells for $10.00 and ESPN that sells for $60.00

$10.00 for the game I will spend more hours playing this year than any other game I buy, INCLUDING PC games.  (assuming the running game is fixed).

This whole thing just borders on the absolutely absurd!

Our hobby is a crack-up sometimes, isn't it?

LD   smile
5527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / V! on: July 09, 2004, 09:10:31 AM
stiffler -

I remember watching V as a kid too.

Absolutely loved it.

Favorite Character... Michael Ironside.  I don't remember exactly what role he played, but he was like a rebel who took big risks and really tried to stick it to the visitors.  His group was functioning as a different group than the main resistance force I believe, until they hook up some how.  I don't exactly remember.  One thing I do remember though, it how he used to call Marc Singers' character "Gooder".    

A bit cheezy, but truly classic stuff!

5528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: July 08, 2004, 02:46:22 PM
The second this is confirmed by ESPN/VC/Sega...

Can someone post it here.

I am about this close  (pinches fingers together) to fainting!

Devil.... put on the pads.... it's time for war!!!!!


5529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney -Team Requests on: July 08, 2004, 02:06:14 PM

Give me the Redskins.   I just love Lavar  (PSU grad you know  smile )

Are you totally serious about that date?

Is that some sort of joke or is it confirmed?

I have an idea...

To the Internet!

5530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney -Team Requests on: July 08, 2004, 12:47:55 AM
I just noticed that stevemd took the phish.

I then went and looked at the thread and realized I never claimed the Dolphins myself.......... what a retard!

Btw, welcome to the forums stevemd.

Now, to choose a team....

I will playing my Steelers in franchise, so they are OUT.

I have narrowed it down to either the Raiders or the Seahawks.

Or maybe the Redskins ....   or the Jaguars .....    hmmm....  so may teams I actually like in the NFL.

Who do you guys think will have the best defense, especially DB's?

Whoever you guys think will have the best cornerbacks especially will be my pick.  God knows I can use all the help I can get back there.  Taylor or Woodson... juicy choice right there.

(...and if some of you are wondering if I have lost my mind in considering the Raiders... remember that Norv is their head coach this year... I am a HUGE fan of his.  And yes, I realize they are running a 3-4 this year... but so do the Steelers, so I am used to it.)

-  -  -  -

(Eco... nice website.  Thanks for heading this thing up too.  That was mighty nice of you!  But it's still my goal to thoroughly hand your Titans their ass!)  

LD      :wink:
5531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Happy 4th of July! on: July 04, 2004, 03:13:10 PM
That would mean...

    Dog  >  Fox


    Kali  >  Loren

I guess you just haven't made that big of an impression yet my friend.

LD  :wink:
5532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: July 04, 2004, 11:53:35 AM
Well, I think everyone is just going to have to face the fact that the V.I.P. System is going to absolutely kick ass.  This, along with online leagues, and the ability to prepare for each game (if you desire), and the improved salary engine is going to up the ante' big time for everyone.

Mark my words, this is Game of the Year potential.

Assuming of course that it all actually works!

I may be a huge fan of Visual Concepts... but I am a skeptical one also.


...and off topic a bit, apparently A.J. isn't looking so hot at all down in south Florida.  My luck just never seems to change.   :cry:

I hope T.O. gets hit by a cheesesteak truck!

5533  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [CG] Crimson Skies - July 3rd on: July 04, 2004, 11:46:24 AM
Wish I would have been around.

So who was the big winner?

5534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney -Team Requests on: July 02, 2004, 11:24:00 AM
See, that's what I love about Naednek...

Even though he knows the Niners' are going to border on horrible this year, he is a faithful and true fan.

Good Form!
5535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney -Team Requests on: July 01, 2004, 07:13:03 PM
Man, you are like a virus that spreads to all my forums!!!!!

I unfortunately can not set up/manage the tournament this season.

I will be sick that month.

But, I definately will participate in it and gladly assist whoever is in charge with some small duties if they would like.

And as the official assistant to whoever is going to run the tournament, my first act of power will be to strip Devil of the Eagles, and make him take............................

THE COLTS !!!!!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

LD   Tongue
5536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: NCAA Football 2005 on: July 01, 2004, 07:04:46 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"

So, are we going to have a 117-team league for this or what?  Devil, why don't you work on putting the ladder together. :twisted:

I love this guy!

5537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: NCAA Football 2005 on: June 30, 2004, 02:53:30 PM
I just read the Team Xbox Impressions.  The one that focuses mostly on what EA did with the XBLive features....


If only I didn't absolutely hate the "Madden" Engine.  Because this game sounds quite awesome.  

To all the NCAA fans out there, I am very happy for you.  Sounds like you are in for a treat.


5538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Slugfest? on: June 30, 2004, 12:23:03 AM
Wait one second here.

Are you two trying to put this thread back ON topic!!!!

I think not!

How 'bout them Cowboys!!!!    biggrin

5539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Slugfest? on: June 29, 2004, 09:22:37 PM
Ah yes.  But your Iggles are getting their Black Uniforms this year!!!!!!

You know putting those bad boys on will make you play better!

(oh, and from what i hear, your defense is ranked like 98 or some such nonsense).  

Which means, I will call a play with A.J., you can go grab a jelly donut and some coffee, take a bathroom break, play kissy with the wife, come back, and I will have still not moved the ball more than 3 yards!

I am REALLY looking forward to playing against you this year!   :roll:

Oh wait, you can always take your second team, I should stand a MUCH better chance against them!    :roll:

LD   :wink:
5540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Slugfest? on: June 29, 2004, 07:55:16 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"

What kind of computer are you getting btw and what kind (and how old) was the computer you had?

Without going into geeky detail, I am getting an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with 1 gig dual channel DDR memory and an ATI 9800 pro video card.  One of those audigy 2 zs (or something like that) sound cards and the dvd, cd, etc.. etc..  blah blah blah.  It's going to be pretty nice I think.

My now blown up machine was an AMD XP 1800+ with an older ATI video card and an old first generation audigy sound card with 512mb of the cheapest RAM that existed I think.  

I have (and am keeping) a super nice Sony Trinitron Flat Screen 19" CRT that I am hoping will last me forever though.  I love that thing.

And I agree about MMORPG's.... I think my days with them are over for good.  If I had more willpower/discipline than a tree sloth, then maybe I could get into one again... but alas, I do not.

5541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Slugfest? on: June 29, 2004, 07:00:16 PM
Loren -

I'm thinking it was a blessing in disguise.  I was WAY too addicted to City of Heroes... and this has broken the chain, so to speak.

I am back to breathing fresh air again and speaking to people on the telephone, and eating, and going to the gym, and watching television on occasion even.   All those things I stopped doing b/c of CoH are now happening again!  (ok, so I am being a bit extreme, but seriously, it was getting rather ridiculous)

By the way... I am done with City of Heroes for good.  That type of "addiction" to any game is not something I really want to be known for.  (well, maybe ESPN 2k5, but that's where I draw the line)  :wink:

5542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Slugfest? on: June 29, 2004, 05:41:33 PM
Warning: the following post is extremely off topic.

Funny you should say that.

Last week my computer blew up.  Nope, not figuratively... but flat out blew up!  My hard drive and motherboard, along with my RAM.... all toast.

Burnt toast.

I have therefore resorted to spending lots of quality time with the not-so-significant other, and I am beginning to go a bit stir-crazy.

My new computer will not even be shipped for another week, so if you want to hook up for either some Links or Tennis, or something we both kind of suck at, let me know a good night.

Too bad we can't play Spiderman co-op!   I am thinking of going and getting that one any day now.

5543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Once again....the 3% make it worse for all of us on: June 29, 2004, 11:55:39 AM
If I wouldn't have read it myself, i would not have believed it.

What is the best spyware blocker out there again?  

5544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Slugfest? on: June 28, 2004, 10:10:57 PM
Have you tried the Live play yet?



Let me know if it's worth it.  

...and no, I am not surprised.  Look at my sig... it about sums it up.   biggrin

I am still giving you a week to make a final decision.  I know you too well my friend.

5545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 28, 2004, 10:07:54 PM
A Gamecast Live video is up and can be viewed at Espnvideogames site.

Just cover your ears... as the guy "narrating" is 6 steps beyond irritating.

Otherwise a great video of what is to come via gamecast.

5546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Slugfest? on: June 26, 2004, 01:36:39 PM
Devil -

I noticed this basethrowing "mechanic" while playing the demo and it literally made me throw my controller.  That's how bad I think it is.

Give me your verdict after about a week, and if you think it's a "keeper" I will get it so we can kick the shit out of each other.  Should be fun.   smile

[...and if it stinks, you will save me some money, which would be a nice change of pace for me.]

5547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 24, 2004, 07:13:01 PM

What do you guys here about the August 10th release date?

Fact or Fiction

Would be awesome if it is fact.

5548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [xbox] PowerDrome - like Pod Racer for Xbox (impressions) on: June 24, 2004, 01:33:58 AM
Thanks Driver.

I am absolutely interested, as I thougt the original pod racer for my dreamcast was an extremely under-rated and excellent game in it's own right.  Still have my DC hooked up in my bedroom, and still have the original pod racing game too!   :wink:

I will look into this title you were nice enough to write up a mini-review on.


5549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Starcraft: Ghost Discussion on: June 23, 2004, 04:27:45 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"

As for Blizzard, World of Warcraft has been in development for many years and things (like story points) from the canceled WarCraft Adventures (sucks it got canned) went into WarCraft III.  I would also guess Blizzard has 1 or 2 other games in the cooker as well outside of WoW and now Ghost.

Loren, your point here is a good one.  Regarding what is in the cooker, I really don't care what anyone says, StarCraft II has to be under development as we speak.  Blizzard can deny it all they want, they can fly me personally up to their offices and show me concrete evidence that it isn't in production, and I wouldn't believe them.  


If there was EVER a potential game out there with the ability to make more money than God, it is StarCraft II.  What business out there would not take advantage of this all-but-certain knowledge?  Remember, the crowd that fell in love with (and for many are still in love with) StarCraft is getting a bit older now.  I say strike before the iron gets cold (if that's even possible with that title).  How that relates to SC:Ghost, I am not sure, but as to your point about stuff in the cooker other than WoW... most definately agree.

5550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Starcraft: Ghost Discussion on: June 23, 2004, 02:39:40 PM
Well, I have absolutely no evidence to back this up... but I wouldn't feel too good if I were you.

Blizzard strikes me as the kind of company that absolutely WILL NOT let something out the door unless they are damn-near sure the game will get excellent reviews and will sell well.  Let's face it, love 'em or hate 'em, Blizzard, as a game company, is one of the extremely few out there that has a nearly spotless record.  Granted, some people did not like WC3, but it kicked ass on reviews, and sold insanely well.

Blizzard seems to take tremendous pride in the fact that they always release major, major winners.  Personally, I don't blame them.  

I heard the PS2 version of SC:Ghost has some issues, and is not up to their standards.  They simply will not release the game until this is "fixed", and if they feel it can't be fixed in a reasonable amount of time, they would sooner not release the thing at all.  Again, this is how I perceive Blizzard, and have no evidence to support it.

Also, and please correct me if this is wrong, Blizzard did not spend nearly the amount of resources on this game that they usually do b/c they did not develop it alone... Nihilistic did alot of the work.  So, they have "less to lose" than they did with say WarCraft Adventures, or whatever it was called.

That is all conjecture, but seriously, how many times can you push back a release date and still be totally confident that you have a tremendous game on your hands?  Not sure.  

The other side of the coin is.... This is Blizzard we're talking about, so nearly anything is possible.   :wink:

5551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 18, 2004, 12:04:00 PM
Loren -

Just watched the vids.  Thanks for the links.

I have exhausted my vocabulary on how fantastic this game will be.

Football fans everywhere rejoice.  We are in for something bordering on the unreal here.  

However...  biggrin   ...the Suzie Kolber interviews.... I admire the effort of Sega/VC on this, but.... I think not.  Next.


...and on another note.  New IGN videos are up, however.... be warned that whoever is playing the games is not very good.  As a matter of fact, if it were possible to undermine how good the gameplay is, these guys should win an award, because they are almost painful to watch.

5552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 17, 2004, 03:32:02 PM
Yep.  Got to watch it last night.  Actually, it isn't as "new" as the original poster at OS made it sound.  I had seen it.

And yep again to it being my wet-dream (so to speak).  Micromanaging from the point of view of the GM has always been "blah" to me.  

But this....  This is something I can sink my teeth into.  Being able to prepare for the strengths of opposing teams?       "Brilliant!"

Now, they just need to give me the option to hand off these duties to an intelligent A.I. if I don't want to do it for some reason, and it would be perfect.

5553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Friday Word Fun! on: June 17, 2004, 11:38:00 AM
... a cryogenic chamber in which houses the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  Ironically, the chamber's timeclock is set to open in less than 30 seconds, and Green Goblin must make some quick decisions.  He decides to...
5554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 16, 2004, 11:57:41 AM
I read at OpSports there is a brand new Weekly Prep video up at IGN.

I think it went up very recently.

However...  I can not access that site from my work computer.

If anyone watches that video...  can you let me know what you think please.

Appreciate it.

5555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 15, 2004, 09:39:48 AM

So... ask and you shall receive I guess.  I found some defense.  

IGN has 5 new videos up.  One of the ones on the bottom is SF vs GB.

Another is the Titans vs the Chiefs.

There is some defense in those.  

/goes off whistling and skipping down the road, happy again.

5556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 15, 2004, 09:23:57 AM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Also, a new preview is up along with the videos here

Thanks Eco.

Videos are nothing short of fantastic.

However (i know, there is always a however with me), anytime they want to show some DEFENSE being played on some of these gameplay videos, that would be fine.  Anytime.  Just go ahead and show us some defense.  Whenever.  I'll be waiting.  Patiently.  For some defense.  

You know, the stuff that prevents a 12 yard end-around or a 15 yard pass up the middle.  That would be defense.  Anytime.....

LD   :wink:
5557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 15, 2004, 09:00:23 AM
Yep, I thought the same thing when watching those QB Evade movies.  

In concept.... Phenominal, Wonderful, and Excellent.

Maybe we'll get lucky and the success will honestly be based on QB statistics (ratings) vs. Defensive Player ratings.  Wouldn't that be something!

As you can tell, even though I am one of the biggest ESPN Football fans on the planet, I can get pretty pissed off at the game too when it screws things up.  I hope they did this right, cause it looks damn sweet to me.

5558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 14, 2004, 09:02:40 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Up for a game this week Lockdown?  Let me know.

Eco :

Unfortunately I don't play this game online anymore.  I simply can not stop the run when playing against other people, no matter what I do.  And it does nothing but make me mad.

However, if I can stop the run in 2k5, I will play you whenever you want.  That would be a blast.  Especially cause I know you like the Titans, who I have a personal vendetta against since I am a Dolphins and Steelers fan.

Look forward to it... just not with 2k4.  

Thanks for the offer though, it is appreciated.    smile

5559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy [PS2/Xbox] on: June 14, 2004, 03:59:28 PM
Don't know if anyone really gives a darn, but I heard that if you buy this game from Target, you get a free Cold CD with like 4 songs on it.  Don't quote me on this, but I did hear it somewhere.  

Cold is the group that did the main theme song ("With My Mind", or something like that) from the game.

They aren't a bad group, albeit they sound alot like most other groups of this type around right now (at least to me).

Just an FYI.  

5560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: ESPN NFL 2K5 on: June 14, 2004, 02:12:40 PM
Thanks Loren.  I am actually looking at it a bit different in that I am extremely excited to be able to train specifically for a particular game each week.  Example... If I know I've got to cover Randy Moss in my next game, I am going to focus on anything that improves my secondary coverage to try and slow him down, etc...  

HOWEVER -  Although I don't think I would ever want to turn this mode off like you said, I definately would like the option of handing the duties over to an "assistant coach" that could do a capable job of doing all the work on his own (read: AI Management).  I know for a fact there will be weeks I won't want to go through the tedious work of doing a day-to-day schedule.  So on that point, I understand where you are coming from.

Thanks for the link.

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