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2681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Fighting Fantasy on: October 07, 2009, 03:26:22 AM

Quote from: Destructor on October 07, 2009, 12:34:46 AM

Isn't it based off of or made by the same guy who wrote the choose your own adventure books WAY back when? Or is my mind just totally out of it tonight?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Warlock_of_Firetop_Mountain
2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demon's Souls PS3 US version on: October 07, 2009, 12:03:45 AM
ECA?  icon_neutral
2683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jack the Ripper vs Sherlock Holmes on: October 07, 2009, 12:01:52 AM
Yes, there are five Sherlock Holmes games that Frogwares has done. It does get a little confusing as they changed the name on a couple of them, from what I recall, from the UK to the US release. There's also other people doing Sherlock Holmes games, so sometimes they get lumped in with these.

Yes, very much like the Broken Sword series with a fairly consistent set of main characters in different situations. They've done a pretty good job (IMHO) of capturing the Holmes era and 'feeling' and the Watson/Holmes dynamic, if that makes sense.
2684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher..whats the diff in these versions? on: October 06, 2009, 11:54:53 PM
As noted, the only real difference is one is the "Import" version and one isn't. The "book" is actually an excerpt from The Last Wish but it is a little nicer in that it has quite a number of full color illustrations in it.

And you can get the non-enhanced version and upgrade to the enhanced version for free, you just have to download a crapload of stuff and burn your own media (or print out the map) if you want it that way.
2685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jack the Ripper vs Sherlock Holmes on: October 06, 2009, 11:39:38 PM

Quote from: marcusjm on October 06, 2009, 11:03:05 PM

Just watched the trailer on Marketplace, looks quite cool. The comment from the obese hooker was funny smile.

Anyone know how this will play out? Pure adventure or some mix of action and mystery solving? Initial thoughts were positive.

These are pure adventure games from Frogwares and have all been very nicely done. They've even gone back and updated older releases with engine improvements they've made in the newer games. There's even 'Awakened', a Cthulhu themed Homes story.

http://www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com/en/

First I've heard about a non-PC version.
2686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demon's Souls PS3 US version on: October 06, 2009, 09:14:38 PM
And do these 'black phantoms' and other multi-player goodies only come from peoples on your Friends list or from literally anyone playing at the same time as you are?
2687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Epic Mickey (and you thought Kingdom Hearts was odd) on: October 06, 2009, 07:52:17 PM
Interesting. Never heard of him (which explains the whole 'cast into a dark void' thing I guess) but Oswald the Lucky Rabbit sure looks alot like early Mickey Mouse with rabbit ears and bunny feet. icon_wink
2688  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: **Official Demon Souls friends list** on: October 06, 2009, 07:06:05 PM
Supposed to have the CE waiting for me when I get home but not sure when I'll actually start playing it.

2689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demon's Souls PS3 US version on: October 06, 2009, 05:19:51 PM
Not sure how different this is from what's been out there before, but this is the "Official North American Wiki" for the game that Atlus announced as "launching on the eve of the release":

http://www.demons-souls.com/wiki/
2690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Moderately Awesome Batman on: October 05, 2009, 07:54:33 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on October 05, 2009, 07:19:11 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 05, 2009, 05:48:45 PM

Saw some moves there that were new to me... for example, how does one take a stun baton away from someone and use it against them?  icon_neutral

One of the WayneTech upgrades is an unblockable takedown which, like the throw, can only be triggered after you've increased the combo multiplier by x8 (or, with a different upgrade, by x5).  It's extremely useful against knife- or stun baton-wielding enemies, especially when you're racing against a time limit like in Shock & Awe Extreme.

I've unlocked that but haven't had much luck getting it to 'fire'... hate to expose my ignorance like this but when it mentions two buttons like B+Y (I think it is) do I press B then Y in quick succession or am I supposed to mash them both down together?  icon_confused
2691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So who's getting the PSP Go? on: October 05, 2009, 07:00:32 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 05, 2009, 06:06:37 PM

As I said above, standby mode uses almost no battery power, almost all the system powers off much like most modern electronics, the only thing getting power is a tiny trickle of power going to the memory banks.

Unlike the common misconception, standby/sleep on the PSP doesn't use much battery at all.

If you're thinking I'm part of this 'common misconception' I only made the comment because I tend to use the PSP in spurts and then leave it sitting around collecting dust for long periods of time, off or even suspended. More often than not, when I come back to it the battery is either near dead or doornail dead. For whatever reason, my DSLite seems to fare much better in that category. [shrug]
2692  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zombieland on: October 05, 2009, 05:54:41 PM

Quote from: kratz on October 04, 2009, 09:56:50 PM

dangerballs, I think that's a pretty huge spoiler, so you should probably edit out that reference.

How so? The same thing is mentioned in the first two posts.  icon_neutral
2693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Moderately Awesome Batman on: October 05, 2009, 05:48:45 PM
Saw some moves there that were new to me... for example, how does one take a stun baton away from someone and use it against them?  icon_neutral
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demon's Souls PS3 US version on: October 05, 2009, 03:01:26 PM
I'm also curious if an internet connection is required to play the game or just highly recommended. I understand the features you'll be missing offline but just wondering if it is possible.
2695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demon's Souls PS3 US version on: October 05, 2009, 02:59:55 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 05, 2009, 02:54:31 PM

I kind of wonder if those of us with the import version would be able to play with owners of the US version.  I'm also curious if there were any changes to the US version, and whether those are getting ported into the Asian version.

From what I've read, the answer to the first question is 'no' as they are separate servers. And from what little I've been able to find, the changes seem to be 'localization' type changes where items were renamed, other than that I'm not sure if there is any difference.  icon_neutral
2696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So who's getting the PSP Go? on: October 05, 2009, 02:30:52 PM

Quote from: Jag on October 05, 2009, 02:25:10 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 03, 2009, 06:13:06 PM

Quote from: Jag on October 03, 2009, 05:43:30 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 03, 2009, 02:41:16 AM

The one feature of the Go that I wish was put into a firmware update for the other PSPs is the ability to pause any game at any time and shut it off or go back to the dashboard and resume at that same exact point later.  That's the only real neat thing the PSPGo can do that I wish my PSP-2000 could.

I think the 3000 does that. I've shut the game down and come right back to it at the same point. At least on Madden.

You can suspend the system while playing a game on any PSP at the expense of the battery, but you can't actually stop it.  With the PSPGo you can pause any game, go back to the frontend, surf the web, watch a movie, whatever, and then just resume where you were at a later date.  That feature is exclusive to the Go.

Crap. I never knew that. So everytime I flick the power off, I'm just putting it into standby? Is there supposed to be a blinking light or something that tells you when you are in standby?

Not that I've seen, standby and off look exceedingly similar until you turn it back on... assuming the battery hasn't crapped out in the meantime.  icon_wink
2697  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: October 05, 2009, 02:26:00 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 05, 2009, 09:17:53 AM

Saints at 4-0.  Wow.  Looks like they finally have some defense to go along with that awesome offense.  As a long-time Saints fan, I never get too excited because the Saints always have a way to fuck things up, but I am cautiously optimistic about this season.

Much the same here in Denver with the Broncos. Not sure about the offense but the defense has been awesome in stark contrast to previous years. Cautiously optimistic, indeed.  icon_wink
2698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So what's gonna rock your tober? on: October 05, 2009, 02:23:42 PM
Demon's Souls, Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2 for new, still working on B:AA & Risen. Borderlands is on the 'possibly' list.
2699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lionheart on: October 05, 2009, 01:43:19 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on October 05, 2009, 10:17:50 AM

basically, play through the first town, then quit

Sounds like we should just stick with the "yes, that bad/ stay away" that Speaker2Animals posted.  icon_lol
2700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pathologic? on: October 05, 2009, 03:14:53 AM
I actually have a copy of 'Pathologic' sitting around here somewhere that I got on the cheap, I think one of those GoGamer filler games for three bucks or something. However, never did manage to actually get around to playing it. icon_frown
2701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lionheart on: October 04, 2009, 10:26:56 PM

Quote from: Razgon on October 04, 2009, 09:25:44 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 04, 2009, 08:40:01 PM

If the "it" you mean is Lionheart, no it was made by Reflexive of all people.

yes, its Lionhart we're talking about, right? ;-)

ah - cant rememeber those... I just remember I got the same feeling from "it" (;-) ) as I did from Arcanum :-)

True, but I just wanted to make sure as the post right before yours not only mentioned Lionheart but Star Trek Away Team and JA Hired Guns as well.
2702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lionheart on: October 04, 2009, 08:40:01 PM
If the "it" you mean is Lionheart, no it was made by Reflexive of all people.
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your help identifying my first Video Games Console on: October 04, 2009, 08:37:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 04, 2009, 06:04:10 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 03, 2009, 05:38:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 03, 2009, 03:05:25 PM

here's some Atari clones.

are you sure you weren't just playing around with a toaster oven? Tongue

 saywhat not sure what your toasters looked like CK...ours pretty much haven't changed since they were invented in the late 1680s Tongue

toaster oven.  plus I'm pretty sure toasters have changes a lot since the late 1680's  icon_wink

Especially considering they've only been around about a 100 years... electric toasters, that is, as I assume people have been 'toasting' bread for pretty much as long as there's been bread:

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/toaster.htm
2704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lionheart on: October 04, 2009, 05:07:01 PM
Not really horrible but not all that great either:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/lionheart/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;read-review
2705  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: October 04, 2009, 01:05:18 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 04, 2009, 05:36:35 AM

Also, maybe I missed something, but if they're on a ship and the Stargate is broken and they can't use it to bring them home, then isn't the point of this being a Stargate show moot if they can't use it? When will they ever get to use it?

It's not broken and in fact the ship is establishing wormholes for them automagically now, some sort of pre-programmed hunt for resources with a 12 hour window that looks like a plot element they'll rely heavily on, if I had to guess. We've gone from 7 symbol addresses to 8 symbols and now to 9 with this show and I think the only 'brokenness' is in their understanding of exactly how to use all 9 symbols to get home and getting the power required to do so... without killing themselves in the process.
2706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rednecks and fireworks... on: October 04, 2009, 12:56:44 PM

Quote from: vizionblind on October 04, 2009, 06:14:39 AM


Loved how the explosion somehow managed to both turn the lights back on and change his shirt.  slywink
2707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: October 03, 2009, 09:36:07 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on October 03, 2009, 08:49:36 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 03, 2009, 02:28:31 PM

Now if I could just figure out how to drop something...  icon_wink

The only thing I've figured out how to drop is the torches.  If you equip your weapon, you automatically drop them.  Apparently they are single use only torches.  icon_lol

The rest of the stuff I don't need I just trade away.  Though there is no indicator of it on the trade screens, other people appear to have unlimited cash so you can just cash out what you don't need.

Yah, I'm getting the impression that's what you're meant to do since there doesn't seem to be any notion of encumbrance that I've seen so far with your Infinite Knapsack. Anything you don't want you sell off to some merchant.
2708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So who's getting the PSP Go? on: October 03, 2009, 09:32:09 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 03, 2009, 06:51:46 PM

Quote from: Jag on October 03, 2009, 05:43:30 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 03, 2009, 02:41:16 AM

The one feature of the Go that I wish was put into a firmware update for the other PSPs is the ability to pause any game at any time and shut it off or go back to the dashboard and resume at that same exact point later.  That's the only real neat thing the PSPGo can do that I wish my PSP-2000 could.

I think the 3000 does that. I've shut the game down and come right back to it at the same point. At least on Madden.

i have a 1000 series....isn't it if you just flick the on/off switch up it goes into standby but if you hold the on/off switch up for a few seconds then it actually turns off?

Yup.
2709  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Red Cliff on: October 03, 2009, 02:37:12 PM
Was wondering what the heck was happening with this, I've had "Red Cliff" and "Red Cliff 2: The Decisive Battle" in my Saved list on Netflix for forever it seems.
2710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: October 03, 2009, 02:33:27 PM
Not being someone that watched much of "Lost" I'm not getting that vibe from the show, but what did creep into my mind last night was "Sliders". Is the whole premise of the show going to be about our little rag-tag band of adventurers wandering from random world to random world looking for some way to get back home? Heck, in typing that in it does remind me of BSG as well. I guess we'll see.
2711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: October 03, 2009, 02:28:31 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on October 03, 2009, 07:38:39 AM

That really sucks Bael.  Luckily my Vista 32 system is handling the disk version I bought without many problems (though my DVD drive is making weird noises at times but I've been wondering about it lately anyway).  Hopefully they will fix the issue fast, as bugs related to DRM are unforgiveable.

FWIW, my Vista32 system is having zero issues with the game, no funny noises from the DVD drive included. Now if I could just figure out how to drop something...  icon_wink
2712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your help identifying my first Video Games Console on: October 03, 2009, 02:21:16 PM
I honestly have no idea but perhaps this list might help... to bad not all that many of the early ones have pictures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_consoles
2713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: October 02, 2009, 04:38:31 AM
Right. Don't have the game from Steam but downloaded the manual from it. Here's a blurb from the FAQ section.

Quote
How can I set my character class?
Unlike many other role-playing games, you don’t have to already set the class of your
hero before the beginning of the game. Over the course of Chapter 1 you will first have
the option of aligning yourself with one of three fractions (Bandits, Mages, Inquisition).
Each of these fractions has different abilities at their disposal, which are not available to
the others or only available in limited measures. Mages for example inherently employ
powerful magic, whereas the Inquisition’s warriors of the Order chiefl y resort to scrolls
and staff weapons; bandits on the other hand are more “hatchet men” and fight with
swords and axes, without magical frills.

And for XP or Learning Points and attributes:

Quote
Levelling
For every opponent that you vanquish, and every task that you successfully
complete, you receive experience. As soon as you have gathered a certain
amount of experience, you will move up to the next highest level, which
means that your maximum life energy automatically increases. In addition,
every time you level you are given a certain amount of learning points,
which you can then invest in the purchase or upgrade of your attributes
and skills.

Quote
In the course of the game you will come across bookstands,
potions, herbs and tablets, which allow your attributes and skills to
increase. While bookstands and tablets permanently increase your wisdom,
the ogre root for example positively affects your strength. Since trainers can
only ever increase your attributes and skills (in “exchange” for learning
points) up to a certain extent, it is certainly recommended to first resort to
potions and herbs when nobody can teach you anything more!
2714  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sci Fi updates The Phantom on: October 01, 2009, 01:37:22 PM

Quote from: Crux on October 01, 2009, 11:48:27 AM

I didn't mind the modern setting. I didn't even mind the setup part of the trailer. But the "Rebooted" Phantom costume SUCKS.

+1 bajillion
2715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Question about Fallout 1 on: October 01, 2009, 03:41:41 AM
Yup.
2716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well my 360 and PS3 BOTH died yesterday on: October 01, 2009, 01:37:31 AM
Return it.
2717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: September 30, 2009, 04:11:16 PM

Quote from: baelthazar on September 30, 2009, 06:05:58 AM

Amazon has it in stock and with 2-day shipping (free with Prime) you can get it by October 2. Nice! I was worried that they would be fiddly, which is how they can be with games like this.

Got mine ready to go and ordered!

Ended up doing the same and will have it Friday as well, giving up on a quest for the CE since it looks like it will only be released over in "Europe" and no clue if there is an English language version. Amazon.de listed it with the languages it supports as "German, German, German" and I don't sprechen any of those three.  icon_wink
2718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well my 360 and PS3 BOTH died yesterday on: September 30, 2009, 02:18:35 PM
That's a fairly old and pretty well known issue, google for "xbox 360 scratches discs" and you'll see. And yes, I assume you should be able to exchange it for something like that.
2719  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Windows 7 pre order @ ZipZoomFly on: September 30, 2009, 02:16:24 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5369857/the-cheapest-way-to-get-windows-7
2720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/28) on: September 29, 2009, 10:04:04 PM

Quote from: mytocles on September 29, 2009, 09:48:18 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 29, 2009, 08:38:00 PM

Generally in DS you're safe just standing still as long as there's absolutely nothing around you. Of course, this doesn't hold true if you're currently connected to the 'net, as a player could come invade your game (assuming you're not dead)...

Lol, no problem then, right?  Personally, though, I tend to assume I might be dead every step of the way in many games... it helps tone down the dejection!   icon_neutral

I once "hid" in a house in Sacred 2 - on the third floor, around the corner from the staircase.  Of course a monster let itself in and found me while I was gone all of 3 minutes walking the dog.   ninja

There, fixed that for you.  icon_lol
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