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2761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: anyone else interested in The Conduit? (first review from IGN) on: June 24, 2009, 06:17:30 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 24, 2009, 04:25:01 PM

it might be easy if like you say you have wireless router..i had to buy a DS dongle(£29.99),and connect that to my PC as well as install the software that came with the dongle onto my PC...another reason i hated the Wii for not having a simple Ethernet connection,or both like the PS3 does

It does, as long as you buy their USB to Ethernet connector goodie.
2762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 DLC: Point Lookout on: June 23, 2009, 08:04:53 PM
I really don't get this complaint, or more precisely the complaint that the game actually ended. From what I recall, both original Fallout games (1&2) had a definite end as well and then when Bethesda does the exact same thing they get whacked for it. Even worse, the first one had a time limit and when time ran out you were done no matter what was going on. Thankfully they patched that out so that you could take your sweet time and explore, but the game still ended with the main quest was completed. Fallout 3 continued this 'tradition'.

Still, I'm glad they made an effort to address this as I really wanted to keep the game going after the main quest. Broken Steel removed this "hard ending" and allowed the game to continue (basically open-ended) after you complete the main quest. Seems to me to be a difference in the current gaming landscape and the popularity of "sand box" type games which weren't really all that prevalent all those years ago.

I've got 120+ hours invested in FO3 now and am still looking forward to additional DLC.
2763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 DLC: Point Lookout on: June 23, 2009, 05:45:09 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on June 23, 2009, 05:04:28 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 23, 2009, 03:39:40 AM

Also you can read about it here where it notes it is an all new area, 1/5 the size of the original maps and not recommended for characters under level 17.

That's interesting and the first I've heard about this DLC being recommended for a particular level.  Not that I'm complaining, and I think it's fair to assume that almost all the people interested in Fallout 3 DLC at this point are people with high level characters. 

All that said, the official page for the DLC doesn't say anything about level 17 and I won't be surprised if it's like Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt, where a character straight out of Vault 101 had access to those new areas.

I'm sure you'll have access to it immediately but several sources on the 'net are saying basically the same thing about the difficulty level of it. Another quote:

Quote
In Point Lookout, the Raider niche has been filled by Tribals, fervent cultists who paint their faces and utter religiously-themed battle cries. Playing as a Level 20+ character, we actually had a tougher time killing a few Tribals with a Chinese Assault Rifle than we expected. Point Lookout is more difficult than much of the previous DLC, and is tailored for players who have beaten Broken Steel and are on their way to level 30. In fact, weíre told the initial message clueing players in to Point Lookoutís location will include a warning that it is quite dangerous. The Lead Producer of Fallout DLC translated: players should be at least Level 17 or so, and even those in the early 20s will face a healthy challenge.
2764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP]GTA-Chinatown Wars on: June 23, 2009, 01:01:07 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 23, 2009, 06:30:50 AM

I'm interested in this, but only if I can get the downloadable version for my regular PSP 2000. Will downloadable games be locked to the PSPgo?

Locked as in... you can only download it to a 'Go' and not a regular PSP? I can't imagine so. I would think they'd be cutting their own throats if they made a downloadable game 'Go only' for quite some time.
2765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 DLC: Point Lookout on: June 23, 2009, 03:39:40 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on June 22, 2009, 08:19:47 PM

Quote from: jersoc on June 22, 2009, 08:15:40 PM

so what exactly does this DLC include? I can't find much on it.

It's an new adventure in a new area, which apparently includes a swamp.  The devs say it's a very large open area to move around in and presumably there will be a few new enemies and weapons.  It doesn't raise the level cap or do anything like that.  Most expect they are going with a "scary" vibe with this DLC.

Found this in an online interview and sent it to a friend asking what Point Lookout was all about:

Quote
It is a boardwalk, a swampy area that wasnít directly hit by bombs, like the Pitt, but itís got tons of mutations from all the runoff of the water. So you have the Hillfolks, which are the locals. There are three variations; you saw one called the Scrapper. And then there is a bigger one that wields an axe, sort of our melee guy. The area has a lighthouse and a bit of a board walk, so we just used the location and fictionalized it in terms of the boardwalk, the ferris wheel, the lighthouse. There is an old cathedral there, graveyards, we call it a mini-wasteland. We wanted to recreate the experience of a wasteland in this DLC.

Also you can read about it here where it notes it is an all new area, 1/5 the size of the original maps and not recommended for characters under level 17.
2766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want my...I want my...I want my M:tG on: June 21, 2009, 04:47:55 PM

Quote from: The Grue on June 21, 2009, 03:28:01 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 21, 2009, 02:57:32 PM

Is anyone having a problem redeeming the code that comes with the game? In spite of the fact that I've entered it correctly on the website, it tells me it is "invalid". WTF?

I just redeemed mine about 30 minutes ago with no issues.  By the way, digging the game.  I've always wanted to play the game, but always get overwhelmed with deck customization.  Since they don't really have that in this game, it is nice to be able to play, but not have to worry about that aspect.  I played MTGO a bit here and there, but just get overwhelmed by people who have crazy decks.

Still no go with mine, sent an email to support. BTW, my experience pretty much matches yours Grue - played casually umpty years ago with friends, usually at work at lunch. But after the endless stream of expansions, the hunt for rare cards, having no real desire to go all crazy with desk building and running afoul of the isane collector/tweaker types I dropped it. I'm enjoying getting back into it with this version but was reminded of the olden days when I had no clue what a "fattie" (or some of the other terminology being slung around here) was, so went googling. Found blogs by Mike Rosewater like this one which, while interesting, started to give me the heebie-jeebies when he started into the whole "psychographic profiles" thing with Timmy, Johnny and Spike.  icon_lol
2767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want my...I want my...I want my M:tG on: June 21, 2009, 02:57:32 PM
Is anyone having a problem redeeming the code that comes with the game? In spite of the fact that I've entered it correctly on the website, it tells me it is "invalid". WTF?
2768  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for MtG cards on: June 20, 2009, 11:38:47 PM

Quote from: Jeff on June 20, 2009, 09:50:11 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 20, 2009, 07:26:31 PM

Not to derail this too much, but how does one tell what MtG cards are from what release / era / whatever?

I'm new to this, but I happen to run across this today while I was learning.

http://www.wizards.com/Magic/tcg/NewtoMagic.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/newtomagic/gettingstarted

In the middle right side of the card, it has a symbol relating to which issue it's from. Is that what you were looking for?

Seems to be it... thanks!  And there's a complete list of symbols here.
2769  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for MtG cards on: June 20, 2009, 07:26:31 PM
Not to derail this too much, but how does one tell what MtG cards are from what release / era / whatever? I got into CCGs 15 or so years ago and bought way too many cards from different games - MtG, ST:TNG (have a complete mint premier edition somewhere), Mechwarrior, Wyvern, who knows what else. Dug out some magic cards, I know my old decks are again in that magical 'somewhere' but these are some remnants / dups I guess, probably 200+ in a binder 9 to a page. The only ones with a date are for the artwork which is copyright 1994, the rest have no date. Some must be from 'Legends' as I have four copies of the rules changes that came with those cards.

Is there someplace where I can check what's what? icon_neutral
2770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tex Murphy now on GOG on: June 20, 2009, 06:59:24 PM
Now? It was available when you first posted about this.  icon_wink

Still waiting on Overseer and Pandora Directive.
2771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect or Bioshock - Father's Day Clearance Buy on: June 20, 2009, 06:53:41 PM
A friend of mine and I finished Bioshock about the same time - I got the good ending, he got the bad one so we got to compare notes. I thought it was interesting the difference in the Little Sister's attitude and banter towards the end that we had seen.
2772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GoG Members - I need your info! on: June 20, 2009, 03:23:01 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on June 19, 2009, 08:23:35 PM

Sent me too...whats this for again?

Ditto... and ditto.
2773  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Longer shot than 360 battery cover: LF Fallout 3 User Manual 360 on: June 19, 2009, 01:29:14 PM
So... are you looking for a physical copy? You might want to consider hunting down a copy of the strategy guide, it's one of the best ones I've seen and well worth it if you end up spending any kind of significant time with the game. It's usually discounted pretty nicely on Amazon, from what I recall.
2774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] afrika (a ps3 fanboy rags on sony) on: June 18, 2009, 09:50:58 PM
Getting a North American release, complete with Trophy support:

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/17/how-natsume-picked-up-afrika-bonus-trophies-confirmed/
2775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jimmy Fallon on Project Natal on: June 18, 2009, 02:00:41 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 16, 2009, 11:38:58 AM

yeah Nintendo are getting worried as well.

http://kotaku.com/5291840/miyamoto-true-interactivity-is-holding-a-motion-controller-with-force-feedback

i would hardly say its a fail just because it can't do force feedback though

I thought this PC World article about Natal and 'force feedback' (more than just the rumble aspect) was interesting.
2776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hinterland: Orc Lords on: June 17, 2009, 05:08:49 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 17, 2009, 01:49:34 PM

I bought the original, played it for 2 hours and had fun, but after that, had no desire to go back to it. Its just more of the same

Steam upgraded the game to ORCS edition, but, havent mustered the energy to try it, since, well, its probably just more of the same. I'd wait for a sale :-)

I'm pretty much in the exact same boat. Played briefly with the 'upgraded' version and then uninstalled it. Again.  icon_frown
2777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper Review on: June 17, 2009, 01:15:22 PM
 icon_cool Frogwares is really on a roll with this series.
2778  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Looking for a good backlit keyboard on: June 16, 2009, 05:08:59 PM
Students Against Destructive Decisions?  icon_neutral
2779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/15) on: June 16, 2009, 02:19:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on June 16, 2009, 12:47:45 AM

Quote from: Destructor on June 16, 2009, 12:43:44 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on June 15, 2009, 11:49:36 PM

How much is Magic on xbla?

Don't quote me on this, but I thought it was 800 points.

ok, but if it's not 800, we are coming for you

Better buy it quick before they figure out it really was supposed to have been 1200 points.  icon_twisted
2780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamestop wii asshattery on: June 15, 2009, 11:09:12 PM

Quote from: Chaz on June 15, 2009, 09:53:41 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 15, 2009, 09:19:39 PM

A brick and mortar store charging more for stuff!  Say it ain't so Joe!

I think the beef is that it's only Gamestop that's doing it.  I can walk into a Best Buy and pick one up for $20, but if I go to Gamestop, I'm paying $25.  They've definitely done this before.  I think they did it with the Wii blaster thing when those came out

Yes, they did.  icon_evil
2781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May 09 NPD on: June 14, 2009, 09:12:17 PM

Quote from: jersoc on June 14, 2009, 08:24:28 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 14, 2009, 07:13:03 PM

Hehe...I love what being 2+ years into a console gen does. A few years ago this monthly thread would have been pages long after just a few hours. Now it gets a measly 9 posts after 2 days.  Roll Eyes

meh, it's not interesting anymore. nintendo still sells the most, MS still sells the 2nd and sony still sells a distant third and thinks a price drop isn't needed.

it's groundhog day.

Thank goodness, was wondering how many months the same tired discussions would get trotted out.
2782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How long has Lady Gaga been famous for? on: June 13, 2009, 10:35:50 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 13, 2009, 06:50:21 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 13, 2009, 06:12:13 PM

come on people - Anyone who listens to the radio at any point, or watch any kind of music television will know who she is , regardless of whether you like her or not. I know her music, and while I liked it in the beginning, its getting repetitive by now, the same two songs.

I don't watch music television beyond the occasional VH1 classics show and the only radio I listen to is a classic rock station where they have real musicians like Pink Floyd, the Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bruce Springsteen  Tongue

I'm way past watching any 'music television' except for the high-def concert channel we have on cable and listen to the radio in my car all the time, different stuffs but not any station where I've heard Lady Gaga. The only reason I know who she is is from watching 'So You Think You Can Dance'... last year she performed on the show and one of the routines in the show this week was done to one of her songs from what I recall. Mary the screacher even quoted her, be shocked if she doesn't show up somewhere in this season as a guest performer as well.
2783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing older back-log...... Dugeon Siege on: June 13, 2009, 10:19:34 PM

Quote from: biggercup on June 13, 2009, 08:51:33 PM

Also, itís like I am watching the game playing itself rather than me actually controlling the game.

Hope it gets little better~

Sadly, no, not really.  icon_cry
2784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Sam and Max Season 1 on: June 13, 2009, 10:18:04 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 13, 2009, 08:59:41 PM

2-3 hrs each epsiode?...thats not bad,Wallace and Gromit was meant to be a 3 hr episode but it turned to 6 for me because i was stuck for the longest time trying to make breakfast for Wallace,LOL

That's funny - I need to go back and try the first episode again, never did figure how to make all the things he wanted for breakfast before I was distracted by something... shinier.  icon_wink
2785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 on: June 12, 2009, 07:54:01 PM

Quote from: Arkon on June 12, 2009, 03:24:48 PM

Quote from: kathode on June 12, 2009, 02:55:22 PM

I thought Vitolio's solo was really good.  At least it was head and shoulders above the other two.  I hope he continues on, and I wish they showed you the styles that people picked out for next week.  Female solos were ok.  I'd just like to thank Asuka for her solo costume idea last night.  Basically "Oh I'll just take off my shirt and go for it!"  I felt bad for Tony who stood up there looking like he was going to lose it and bawl while in those ridiculous red pants smile

Tony should have never made the top 20 in my opinion, his dancing just wasn't strong enough... Evan's brother should have been in there instead, base style be damned.  The hip hop Ryan did (that he choreographed for his group) was better than Tony.

I think one of the big reasons he made it in was because they couldn't get that one guy released from his ballet contract. Regardless, it was by the skin of his teeth so I wasn't shocked at all when he was the first of the boys to go out the door.
2786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise: Big Surf Island... on: June 12, 2009, 01:57:56 PM
Yes, a whole new set of barriers and an "island specific" billboard, both of which are tracked separately on your new license. And note they have "mega" jumps, not super jumps on the island... not sure if there really is a difference, however. Found this on the G4TV site which sums it up well:

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/696468/Burnout-Paradise-Big-Surf-Island-Impressions.html
2787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hinterland: Orc Lords on: June 12, 2009, 01:17:23 PM
Got. The name changed in my 'Games' list when I launched it to see if I could find any differences.
2788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: June 12, 2009, 01:04:21 PM

Quote from: Chaz on June 12, 2009, 11:46:23 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 12, 2009, 10:48:16 AM

Quote from: The Grue on June 12, 2009, 09:28:56 AM

Quote from: Fuzzballx on June 11, 2009, 07:39:10 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2009, 04:59:42 PM

Aside from MP does anyone know of any differences between the Xbox and PS3 version of this game?

The PS3 version was more difficult to program, so they left out being able to destroy world objects, such as buildings.

Wow, that seems like a major difference.  Are you serious?  I read a review just now from IGN and it talked about destruction on multiplayer.

wow,that is a big difference...funny as well,because the first two Red Factions with its destructable stuff was on PS2

The PS3 version also has it's sarcasm detector disabled.

Sheesh, sure seems that way.  Roll Eyes
2789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise: Big Surf Island... on: June 12, 2009, 06:01:29 AM
The 'patch' *is* the Island, I assume it stays closed to traffic until you buy it which downloads a small license file (or some such) to unlock it. You can start on the island or the mainland and drive back and forth over the not-quite-finished bridge. You get a new license specific to the island as well that tracks your island stats separate from the mainland ones while you're "on vacation" over there. One new car at the start (a buggy) with 8 others to unlock and some new event types from what I could tell from the little I played.
2790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: June 11, 2009, 09:46:16 PM

Quote from: EddieA on June 11, 2009, 07:21:16 PM

This is getting ridiculous - The game came out four days ago, and there are still no copies within 100 miles of me, including my preordered one.  I thought the release of Crimson Gem Saga was bad, but it was nothing compared to this mess  icon_evil

That "100 miles" quote sounds like the GameStop website store check - I've had it tell me there wasn't one of something for 100 miles and yet when I called they had them. Call around.
2791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings on: June 11, 2009, 09:40:01 PM

Quote from: Kagath on June 11, 2009, 06:54:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 10, 2009, 06:27:59 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 10, 2009, 05:45:41 PM

Quote from: Kagath on June 10, 2009, 05:38:33 PM

Huh. How did I miss this? Is this on the 360 or PS3?

Neither.  Just Wii, PS2, and PSP. 

Technically it's available for the PS3 if you have one with the BC still in it.  icon_wink

Why yes. Yes I do. Now to track down a copy on the cheap.

Keep in mind, though, if you have any desire for that "Fate of Atlantis" unlockable goodness, it's only in the Wii version for some reason.
2792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP owner with some questions on: June 11, 2009, 03:46:20 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2009, 02:17:55 AM

Does the PSP-3000 not have any internal memory?  Do you have to buy a memory stick to save anything?  About how much do they cost?

AFAIK, none of the PSP models come with internal memory, my PSP-2000 certainly didn't. A 1GB memory stick came with the bundle that I bought but I recently picked up a 4GB Sony stick from Amazon for just under $22 as I needed more storage.
2793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prototype on: June 10, 2009, 08:32:38 PM
Hopefully this will work fine for me 'cuz the PS3 version is waiting for me when I get home. Wife called me from Best Buy about this new game 'Prototype' in a bigger than normal box with a t-shirt, they only had two so did I want one? Allegedly the same price so must be some kind of limited BB packaging... who knows - it's waiting for me after my hour commute home!

She's a good woman, knows my vices well.  nod
2794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP owner with some questions on: June 10, 2009, 06:47:45 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 10, 2009, 06:42:59 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 10, 2009, 06:41:26 PM

Does the current PSP allow you to download games?  If so, what does the Go offer that the current model does not already have now?

Yep- you can access PSN directly from the PSP.

The Go offers nothing in functionality that isn't already in current PSPs.  The chief advantage is the new form factor. 

Bluetooth, I believe and 16GB of internal storage necessitated by the removal of the UMD drive.
2795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings on: June 10, 2009, 03:56:55 PM
So... this is the Wii version, I assume, since it seems to be the only one with that unlockable from what I've read.
2796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: June 09, 2009, 10:15:35 PM
Amazon doesn't show it shipping until the 16th, from what I recall.
2797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: June 09, 2009, 02:02:06 PM
Well... that was enough for me to cancel my pre-order, seeing as how I still have Dark Spire and Crimson Gem Saga I'm playing off and on. Maybe later.
2798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/8) on: June 09, 2009, 03:24:36 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 09, 2009, 12:00:29 AM

Also this Thursday brings the long awaited Big Surf Island for Burnout Paradise.

1000pts or $12.99, depending on where you get it.

Wow... lost track of that one.  icon_cool
2799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP owner with some questions on: June 09, 2009, 03:23:29 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 09, 2009, 01:44:58 AM

Sony talked up an improved media manager during E3 that should make transferring files to your PSP from your PC but I don't know if it's available yet. 

Media Go I assume.
2800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/8) on: June 08, 2009, 08:56:58 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 08, 2009, 08:37:34 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 08, 2009, 05:00:57 PM

The Indy game came out of nowhere for me.  I seriously hope it has no issues on a BC PS3.

Considering it's for the Wii I'd imagine any version of the PS3 would have problems.  slywink

Except perhaps the PS2 version. On a BC PS3.  icon_wink
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