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2681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IL-2 Sturmovik for Xbox and PS3? on: July 30, 2009, 04:42:35 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 30, 2009, 03:01:08 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 30, 2009, 01:35:28 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 30, 2009, 11:34:59 AM

Quote from: marcusjm on July 30, 2009, 11:18:15 AM

Just check sensitivity and it should be ok. I find the scenarios a bit easy at the moment.
Thanks, hadn't considered that for the right stick, I'll give it a try. I don't seem to have too much of a problem with the left stick, but then I also am using Kontrolfreek thumbstick extenders.

Ugh, I thought they sounded like a great idea until I bought a pair. Couldn't stand them.  icon_neutral

Huh, surprised at that. You do need to allow yourself a couple of hours to get used to them, but I could tell the difference. I have big hands and with the normal 360 controller I had to bend my thumbs more than was comfortable and got cramps as a result. With the stick extenders I am able to play without discomfort.

I also got the U-shaped add on's, supposedly good for driving, but the stick extenders work fine for driving as well so I stuck with them for all gaming. The extenders of course also increase the stick travel as measured at the thumb/stick interface, so it allows a bit more precise movement of the sticks. This increases my skill from totally inept to relatively hopeless  icon_biggrin

Dang, sorry, got them confused with the "U" shaped ones you mentioned, it's those I didn't like... hadn't seen the "extenders" before, may have to check them out.  icon_cool
2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IL-2 Sturmovik for Xbox and PS3? on: July 30, 2009, 01:35:28 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 30, 2009, 11:34:59 AM

Quote from: marcusjm on July 30, 2009, 11:18:15 AM

Just check sensitivity and it should be ok. I find the scenarios a bit easy at the moment.
Thanks, hadn't considered that for the right stick, I'll give it a try. I don't seem to have too much of a problem with the left stick, but then I also am using Kontrolfreek thumbstick extenders.

Ugh, I thought they sounded like a great idea until I bought a pair. Couldn't stand them.  icon_neutral
2683  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated July 27th, 2009 08:07 PM) on: July 30, 2009, 01:32:25 PM

Quote from: Ascendent on July 30, 2009, 07:44:44 AM

+1 MonkeyFinger for Demons' Soul great trader, helped me stay out of trouble with the gf. Thanks

 icon_lol Glad I could help. +1 back to Ascendent for the transaction as well.
2684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: We're almost to the Fall Run, what's on you're buy list? on: July 30, 2009, 05:44:52 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on July 30, 2009, 03:30:15 AM

Quote from: jersoc on July 30, 2009, 03:19:27 AM

what, what?!

once it drops to 300 i'm all over it.

cool! - & you'll love it (btw, atlus just added the full soundtrack to the ce)...

Actually, they've added the art book and soundtrack cd to both editions as a preorder bonus, not just to the CE.  icon_cool
2685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone getting a lot of friend requests lately? [XBL] on: July 30, 2009, 02:26:02 AM
I got one last week from an unknown tag where the text was nothing but homophobic insults. Really don't understand the point of doing something like that.  Roll Eyes
2686  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dollhouse: Epitaph One on: July 29, 2009, 04:48:05 AM
Picked up season 1 of Dollhouse on the way home and watched the unaired episode "Epitaph One" this evening, also known as the 13th or Felicia Day episode. I really don't want to spoil anything for people who will be watching it (even though now that I look around every detail of it is out there in the wild) but...wow, not at all what I was expecting. Actually, not really sure what I was expecting but I know it sure wasn't this. Very cool. thumbsup

The "one" in the title makes me wonder if they will continue this part of the story next season.
2687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/27) on: July 27, 2009, 12:46:33 PM
How did we get back in June?

Oh, and a big fat nothing.
2688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 27, 2009, 03:10:17 AM

Quote from: Destructor on July 27, 2009, 01:27:45 AM

Quote from: mori on July 26, 2009, 11:56:33 PM

Is this a known issue with PS3s? Should you not operate your system this way?

As far as I'm concerned, you should never operate a CD based system that way period. You're putting a constant strain (gravity) upon the drive mechanisms, and it sounds like it would cause them to wear out much faster than they would otherwise.

I agree, for whatever that is worth. While I know you can operate them that way, I wouldn't ever consider it and have always had my consoles horizontal.
2689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 11:53:17 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 26, 2009, 10:54:54 PM

Its at least in Scandinavia - I called them, Nordic Film, because I was pissed at Sony, but Sony in Denmark had NOTHING to do with service on PS3 or the PS3 at all, strangely enough.

The lady who held a high level exec position (From my job I know how to get a hold of people like this :-D ) told me that they had a LOT of ps3 60 GB BCs set aside - enough for a few years... As for the rest of the world? I've no clue, but I dont see why the same shouldnt be the case anywhere else? OR perhaps its because we have some rather draconian rights as a consumer here in Denmark so they HAVE to be able to replace it

That is similar to what I heard, that they had quite a cache of the 60GB models strictly for repairs / replacements. Nothing official, mind you, but what I've seen people report in forums on the web. Hope I never need to find out how true this is. Or isn't. icon_wink
2690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 11:50:00 PM

Quote from: Dimmona on July 26, 2009, 10:23:41 PM

Quick question about backups - when you say it backs up 'everything', does that include downloaded games/demos/etc.?   

'Everything' as in everything currently on the hard drive from what I could tell from using it. So yes, installed games, demos, pictures, videos - the works. Account information, setup details, etc are stored in 'memory' as in some sort of EPROM and are not lost when your hard drive is replaced (or upgraded as I did). No clue what happens when the system itself is replaced, if they transfer that information or not.
2691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 08:53:17 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 26, 2009, 02:29:23 PM

SONY,if still under warranty will replace it but they wont replace it with another 60/80gig BC machine,as they have stopped doing them now

Out of curiousity, do you have a 'cite' for this, a source? Hadn't seen anything about that but wonder about it every now and then, if my launch 60GB ever bites the dust.
2692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 red rings of death equivalent... on: July 26, 2009, 01:38:04 AM
From what I've read, if you have a problem that does seem to be the common one but I wouldn't say it is happening alot out there and certainly nowhere near Microsoftian levels.  icon_wink

For your saves, you should be able to back those up by copying them to a flash drive. Or you may even be able to back your system up if you have a large enough target... just be aware the backup is for everything and it won't span so what I did when I upgraded my drive was delete the installed game files. They are easy to get back the next time you play and they'll automatically patch themselves back up again as well.
2693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Remember Robinson's Requiem? I just bought it! on: July 24, 2009, 11:53:55 AM
Voxels!  icon_wink

I remember this from back in the day, but I never ended up getting it due to the reviews that it got. As noted, a very interesting concept with maybe not the best implementation. And don't recall ever hearing about a sequel... I wonder if one should just skip the first and start with the second one?

Let us know how you do with it.
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Worst Game System Purchase as a Gamer on: July 23, 2009, 10:03:27 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 23, 2009, 09:37:24 PM

Quote from: Darren8r on July 22, 2009, 06:40:18 PM

Since a large portion of you are listing the PS3, anyone want to sell me theirs on the cheap?

To be fair, it's sort of a retarded question.   I mean I've owned a total of 3 consoles-PS1, PS2, PS3.  If I have to pick the PS1 as worst, does that mean it's a bad console?  Of course not.  The question should really be, "Which is your least awesome console?"

Well, I disagree. This isn't about least favorite or least awesome, it's about your worst purchase as in the one you deeply regret making / buying. And that means not everyone needs to answer if they like or at least don't regret anything they own or have owned.
2695  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [PS3] Half price game sale! on: July 23, 2009, 07:14:56 PM
 icon_lol
2696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Monkey Islan on XBLA - Anyone got it? on: July 23, 2009, 11:39:34 AM
Yes.

I played them all "back in the day" and am happily replaying this now. Been long enough I don't remember all of the gory details and I've always had a soft spot for Monkey Island, great stuff.

For 'new twists' there's always the new episodic stuff Tell Tale is doing.
2697  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [PS3] Half price game sale! (all sold) on: July 23, 2009, 03:36:49 AM
I have the following PS3 games for sale and I'll cover the shipping on each:

Demon's Souls - Chinese/English import, pristine and complete. $35   (Sold)
MGS4 - sealed. $30   (Sold)
KZ2 - sealed. $25     (Sold)

I'll even combine shipping if you take 2 or all 3 - imagine the satisfaction of scoring double-free or triple-free shipping!  icon_wink

Paypal or Amazon gift cards welcome.

2698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tex Murphy now on GOG on: July 23, 2009, 03:28:01 AM
How do these last two look and play compared to UaKM? I loved them back in the day when monitors were smaller and pixels didn't really bother me all that much. Having some audio 'issues' running UaKM (nothing deal breaking) but I need to run the game in a window to get any kind of acceptable detail out of it. And sometimes the FMV looks decent and sometimes it's a pixellated mess.

So, from the screenshots it looks like things get better with the newer games, is that the case?
2699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Worst Game System Purchase as a Gamer on: July 22, 2009, 04:54:16 AM

Quote from: jersoc on July 22, 2009, 03:22:23 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 22, 2009, 01:53:19 AM

Wii

same

In the same boat. I'm surprised at how little time I've actually played anything on it and it spends most of its time turned off and collecting dust. The only thing recently that got it turned back on and dusted off was HotD: Overkill.

My DSLite and PSP get occasional use with Dark Spire and Crimson Gem Saga respectively but sat before that. I use the heck out of my PS3 for both PS3 and PS2 games plus BluRay movies and my 360 has been playing Fallout 3 for the last 120+ hours. Never owned any of the older 'consoles' or gaming systems other than an Intellivision when I was a kid, was always an Apple II and then a PC gamer until all of the hardware mentioned above came into my life.
2700  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated June 12th, 2009 9:25 AM) on: July 21, 2009, 03:26:13 AM
+1 to tylertoo for the great deal and quick shipping on Panzer Tactics.  thumbsup
2701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strategy games for people who don't like strategy games? on: July 21, 2009, 03:19:51 AM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on July 21, 2009, 02:08:14 AM

try Future Tactics for PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/PC - see my write up here.

I found this last year in the "crap box" at Best Buy and picked the PS2 version up for all of 5 buckazoids. It was quite enjoyable.  icon_cool
2702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trine on: July 19, 2009, 08:38:25 PM
For some reason, the PC version is the most expensive at $30. You'll be able to get it when it hits the PSN and eventually the 360 for $20.
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 2 to be on the PSP! on: July 19, 2009, 01:50:26 PM
No, should be fairly easy to find.
2704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Store help on: July 18, 2009, 01:47:00 PM
I'm sure it's there somewhere but I don't recall where from the PS3 off the top of my head. However, I just verified you can do it from the Playstation Store website, log in here and then go to Edit Billing Information.
2705  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: t2's Amazing DS sale on: July 16, 2009, 11:33:54 AM
YAPM sent.  icon_wink
2706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 04:14:42 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 14, 2009, 02:30:41 PM


 icon_biggrin

I'd actually seen the Oppo brand out there touted as top of the line players but the ones I saw all sported 4 digit price tags. With this one being $499 I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
2707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FALLOUT 3 DLC for PS3(and two new packs for everyone) on: July 14, 2009, 02:29:36 PM

Quote from: somoflange on July 14, 2009, 12:50:20 PM

Quote from: kathode on July 13, 2009, 05:16:35 PM

Here's an update on PS3 DLC.  The upshot - taking longer than expected, will be out by end of September.  Broken Steel will be the first one out on PS3.

I'm very happy broken steel will be the first one released. That totally makes up for the delay  icon_biggrin

I agree, have two friends playing FO3 on a PS3 and that would certainly be the best DLC for them to get their hands on first.  thumbsup
2708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 02:27:11 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 13, 2009, 06:27:44 PM

Quote from: ericb on July 13, 2009, 04:52:40 PM

Or you could just get the standalone $98 player at Wal-Mart...especially if you wanted to watch the movies now but also wanted to wait until this fall for the rumored price drops on the better players or the PS3.

You could get 2 of and have a spare just in case.  You would still be saving $200 over the PS3.

Seriously I think if you are just looking for a Bu Ray player I would recommend getting a stand alone. Not only is it less expensive but in my opinion the PS3 is kind of clunky as a blu ray player.

I really don't find anything 'clunky' about the PS3 as a BluRay player and being the picky and crotchety old man that I am a $98 player is not something I would buy.  icon_neutral

Thanks for the advise but please understand that my goal here is not to spend as little money as possible but to get the best value for the features and quality that I am looking for.  Heck, I'm having a hard time wanting to buy one in the two hundreds because of the features they seem to be missing, checking reviews I find as many 'cons' as 'pros'. However, checked at Costco and they have a Sony "BDP-BX2" for $249 right now and since that seems to be the same as an S360 I may end up picking one of those up even if there's no eject function on the remote or some of the other features I'd like. And still considering the LG390 at $350 from BB this week as that seems to be at the top of many lists for players in that price range.
2709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 11:30:53 AM

Quote from: Octavious230 on July 13, 2009, 05:26:34 PM

Not sure which to get but I do want to mention that you can stream netflix to your PS3 now with Playon. I use it all the time and always try and find a excuse to pimp it.  thumbsup

http://www.themediamall.com/playon

Thanks, that's very interesting... I'll have to check that out.
2710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 13, 2009, 11:56:50 AM
Hmmm... the rumored PS3 Slim that may be coming out around the end of this year or perhaps not until next year? I can't tell from Googling around what one would get besides the smaller form factor. The pictures I've seen of what it allegedly will look like are goofy, a PSWii stuck on a cutting board. So, serious question - why hold out for the slim?
2711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lords of Magic: Special Edition coming to GOG on: July 12, 2009, 09:48:23 PM

Quote from: Goldchamp on July 12, 2009, 09:26:19 PM

The orginal release of Lords of Magic was a buggy turd. They fixed most of it for the Special Edition but by that time it was too late. I still own a copy.

As do I. I seem to remember it having alot of potential but buggy and while the "special edition" helped it really couldn't rescue it.
2712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 1.5 is out today. on: July 12, 2009, 09:42:42 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 12, 2009, 05:42:27 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 12, 2009, 05:32:00 PM

Not read all this thread but got a question. Im thinking of repurchasing it. Last time I had only the normal release game. But Im seeing the normal one for $29 and the enhanced edition for $39. Is'nt all the stuff in the enhanced edition FREE to those who have the normal version? Why pay $10 more for the EE version?

its a few Gb's worth of download, so thats probably why - as someone else told me, there are still a lot of people on dialup in the US, they'd spend weeks downloading it. But other than that - its free yes

FYI - note that the EE comes with 5 disks (game,music,soundtrack,editor,making of) plus a map and two printed 'books' - one is a short story excerpted from 'The Last Wish' and the other is the 'Official Game Guide'. All of that is free to download, I do believe but this gets you the map and manuals printed plus the physical media.
2713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 11, 2009, 08:05:48 PM
Was wondering what people thought about comparing comparably priced BR players to a PS3. I've already got a 60GB PS3 downstairs but just put a new plasma off in an upstairs 'computer room' as well and was looking at some players like the Samsung BD-P3600 or the LG BD390 both of which are basically $399.99 players from local retailers.

Now, that same $399.99 would get me an 80GB PS3 with practically all of the same features AFAICT, except for maybe the Netflix streaming which I already do from my PC and 360 but which I also hear may be coming to the PS3. So I'm wondering... would I honestly be better off with a dedicated player? It's not like I *need* another PS3 but if it's just as good of a player (and it seems to be) and I could play the games I already own on it as a "bonus" I'm wondering why not go that way.  icon_neutral

What do you think?
2714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Mechwarrior coming? on: July 09, 2009, 05:29:24 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 07, 2009, 03:00:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2009, 02:50:11 PM

could this teaser be for Mechwarrior 5?  I missed out on the original Mechwarrior games and I'd love the chance to play one.

Very, very cool.

However, Mechwarrior took place in a much more futurey future than what that shows.  Could still be a reboot.  I'd much rather it be a SHOGO reboot, though, given the look!

Around 400+ years in the future for their first appearance: 2439. SHOGO was way more... Japanese... as the wiki page puts it "anime-style". And in a way more like a large "Heavy Gear" type mech. IMHO.
2715  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 05, 2009, 04:58:50 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 05, 2009, 04:55:40 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 05, 2009, 04:28:29 PM

Yes! Them. So what was the show?

Friday the 13th the series

Ah, yes... thanks for that. Two shows with "13" in the title, not for the triskaidekaphobic.  icon_wink
2716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 05, 2009, 04:28:29 PM
Yes! Them. So what was the show?
2717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any Gauntlet-like games for the 360? on: July 05, 2009, 02:35:34 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 05, 2009, 02:13:54 PM

Quote from: Misguided on July 05, 2009, 01:25:45 PM

There's another MUA coming in September. Castle Crashers is a side-scroller. Fun though.

whats a MUA? Missing Under Avalanches?

Assuming a serious question here and making a small aside that I'm sure your version would sell like... umm, hotcakes... MUA would be Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
2718  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 05, 2009, 02:29:30 PM
I'll certainly watch it to see where they go with it, even though I'm not all that much of a Saul Rubinek fan for some reason. Reading that wiki page, it's giving me vibes from that old series where an old man owned a magical curio / pawn shop where he (and his spunky assistants) would attempt to retrieve an item a week otherwise terrible things would happen... what the heck was that called?  icon_neutral
2719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coprophagia: I know what it means on: July 05, 2009, 01:22:46 PM
Technically, that would be autocoprophagia as in the eating of their own poop rather than that of others. And some breeds seem to be predisposed to it more than others, we have two dachshunds and that seems to be a common thing for them. I think part of the issue is dachshunds are notorious over-eaters and will gladly eat whatever they are given until they are more giant sausages than petite wieners. So we're careful about their portions but I'm sure they think they're starving to death most of the time.

We've tried various things, including the stuff you can put in their food to make the end product 'unappetising' but the only thing that really works for us is close monitoring and quick cleanup. They know they're not supposed to do that, but when the urge is upon them all that yelling does is make them eat faster.  disgust

One thing to check, though, is to make sure it's not coming from any dietary or nutritional deficiency. There's a lot of articles out there on the subject, here's one a quick google turned up for me this morning.

Good luck!

2720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [revisit]Vampire: Bloodlines on: July 01, 2009, 07:28:38 PM

Quote from: Chaz on July 01, 2009, 06:23:25 PM

The Malkavians are the crazies, right? I loved those guys.  Most of the time, I couldn't figure out what the hell my dialog options actually were.  Having my guy talk to another crazy made even less sense, but was hilarious.

Yup, they're the crazy ones. From what I recall, they can talk to themselves and even hear voices in their heads sometimes. Pretty odd to play but cool.
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