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2801  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Knights In The Nightmare from Sting on: June 03, 2009, 09:17:04 PM
FWIW, my preorder shipped from Amazon today.
2802  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: June 03, 2009, 07:12:17 PM
Did you win the challenge?  I'm curious how this comment from the review sits with you:

Quote from: IGN
There's no rubber-banding per se, but the way that the game makes things "challenging" is by having the guys at the front of the pack take off at a million miles an hour and then stay ahead for the bulk of the race. Near the end, it'll just slow down a great deal to let you pass on by and win the race. Once you realize that this happens every time, it's not a matter of taking risks to catch up but simply playing it safe and waiting for the computer to let off the accelerator and let you take your place on the podium.

Especially after you have more races under your belt.
2803  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: June 03, 2009, 03:44:44 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 02, 2009, 11:09:22 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 02, 2009, 10:46:47 PM

Is the difficulty adjustable? I had an odd problem with the SP demo, not sure if it was just not spending the time needed to get the controls down, but all I managed to do was die, die, die, die, die. Sometimes rather quickly. Never did really get all that far into the demo mission.  disgust

Yes, from Casual to Insane and it can be adjusted at any time.

Great, thanks for that. Mr Cow.  icon_wink
2804  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves revealed! on: June 03, 2009, 03:43:16 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 03, 2009, 12:26:30 AM

The beta is confirmed for release at midnight tonight, probably PST.

And hells yeah!  Elena and Sully are back!  And as we all guessed, not all is well with Elena and Nate.

"Last year's model."  icon_lol
2805  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: June 02, 2009, 10:46:47 PM
Is the difficulty adjustable? I had an odd problem with the SP demo, not sure if it was just not spending the time needed to get the controls down, but all I managed to do was die, die, die, die, die. Sometimes rather quickly. Never did really get all that far into the demo mission.  disgust
2806  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: June 02, 2009, 09:19:06 PM
Ouch... 5.1 out of 10.  tear
2807  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 02, 2009, 01:28:19 PM
Yes, there is.  icon_wink

Spoiler for Hiden:
Assuming you mean the... monk? Standing off in an out of the way place that says something along the lines of "Now that you've found me I suppose I should give this to you" and hands over 10,000 buckazoids.

Also amusing how there doesn't seem to be any consequence to pilfering everything from people's homes.
2808  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gaming Headphones on: June 02, 2009, 03:32:29 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 01, 2009, 10:18:41 PM

Quote from: dmd on June 01, 2009, 09:25:31 PM

Purchased the HD-555.  The bottom part of the cups(right below my ear lobe) dig into my neck pretty hard and feels like it's pinching my eustachian tube or something.  Pretty darn uncomfortable.  Do they loosen up after awhile?

While they do loosen a bit, they were never uncomfortable for me.  You may need to return them.

Same here, never uncomfortable. Silly question, perhaps, but you do know you can pull down on the cups to adjust the fit, yes?
2809  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales of Monkey Island plus Monkey Island SE on: June 02, 2009, 03:28:58 AM
I know I will.  nod
2810  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Monkey Island on: June 01, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
Press release for the remake and the new episodes.  icon_cool

http://www.lucasarts.com/company/release/news20090601.html
2811  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 01, 2009, 01:19:42 PM
That aspirin will "cure confusion for one ally".  icon_wink
2812  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: June 01, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
That you get to climb down to get out.  icon_wink

Having just read 'Inferno' by Niven/Pournelle this doesn't seem very Dante-like... at least from what we've seen so far.
2813  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 01, 2009, 12:42:18 PM
Agree with the above.  icon_wink

I wish I could turn off the music, though, it's really getting on my nerves. Several of the conversations have made me LOL, one exchange took place at the Inn where your character is told the daughter is running the show today because her mother is sick and "No, that is not a hint for a quest to go get medicine for her. You adventurers are all alike.".  Or the first time I found a "small bomb" in a box by a bed and thought "a bomb? there?" and then your character asked the same question.  icon_biggrin

Looks to be lots of things you can do to your weapons to improve them, some are slotted for upgrades or 'monsters' you can add, plus there's cards you can use to improve them and your skills. Kind of odd to me that, so far, all of the wandering monsters on the map use the same small blue imp-like figure, it's not until you actually get into combat that you know what you are actually going to be fighting. Just got to the first "dungeon" (the... Dark Spire, I believe) and it's the first time I have to worry about healing during combat, before that all of the random field encounters have been pretty easy and since you replenish HP and MP when you level up, that was working for me before this.

All kinds of odd healing things around to find and use... caffeine pills, a hamburger, cayenne pepper, acetylsalicylic acid, liger balm, milk, fried shrimp to name a few.
2814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: May 31, 2009, 12:31:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 30, 2009, 03:35:22 PM

Quote from: morlac on May 30, 2009, 01:54:45 PM

This is disappointing as the video looked awesome.  Sigh just make A motocross madness sequel already.

You should look into Pure.  It's pretty good, though I think it may be more ATV-oriented.  It does have pre-loading before a jump and has a similar vibe to it.

FYI, Pure is 100% ATV.
2815  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated May 5th 2009 1:55 PM) on: May 31, 2009, 03:23:24 AM
+1 to kathode
+1 to msteelers

Thanks guys!
2816  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 30, 2009, 09:20:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 30, 2009, 02:29:17 PM

Well, now I'm suprememly annoyed.  Apparently, the only game that installed was Soviet Assault.  WTF?!  I have to go through the whole download again, now.

Next time, after the install when it asks if you want to keep or delete the 'temporary' files, tell it to keep them. They are what you can reinstall the game from or burn to media and save all that downloading again. Unless you're saying that was all that was downloaded?
2817  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] RealTriggers on: May 30, 2009, 06:33:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 30, 2009, 05:31:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 30, 2009, 05:10:29 PM

I saw them at my EB the other day and almost grabbed them - I just don't play the PS3 enough to really complain about the triggers. Think it's worth getting for the occasional gameplay?

I barely use mine either, but for 5 bucks I figured I couldn't go wrong.

I've never really found them complaint worthy as some have, they just make them better. And yah, there's the 'only five bucks' part, too.
2818  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oooohh Mechs on: May 30, 2009, 01:51:04 PM
Ah yes, "Wander Panzers". Problem is (from what I understand) since FASA/Activision/whomever has trademarked "mech" everybody else has to make up other names for their... mechs. icon_wink
2819  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] RealTriggers on: May 30, 2009, 01:33:26 PM
I'd picked a pair up earlier in the month from GameStop as well, they're still in place and working great for me. Unlike the 360/PS3 'kontrol freak' u-shaped stick thingies I didn't like at all.  icon_neutral
2820  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cross edge? Anyone? on: May 30, 2009, 01:27:57 PM
Interesting. That's the same guy that wrote the preview comments that I mentioned in the "What are you buying" thread when I went looking for information on the game. He used the word "complicated" more than once but seemed ok with the game, for example:

Quote
If there's one thing I can tell you from my limited time with the turned-based Cross Edge, it's this: it's extremely complicated. That's not a bad thing, but after approximately two hours of play, I still have no idea what's happening.
Quote
These reputable companies came together to create a "dream RPG" that acts as a massive dose of fan service for PS3 owners. Even though my experience with the game is sparse, I'm already intrigued to see where things are going and I'm eager to master the game's neat, albeit confusing, battle system.
Quote
I've just barely scratched the surface of Cross Edge, but I'm excited to keep playing. Sure, the game uses low-res sprites but they're animated well and you'll be able to collect new costumes for all the characters which change their appearance and portrait. It should keep folks busy for awhile.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to continue analyzing a battle system that's more complicated than a fusion reactor's design schematic.

I guess once he spent more time with it, he became less... excited.
2821  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 30, 2009, 04:30:49 AM
Hmmm... I bought and downloaded a 4GB game from them yesterday, took about an hour all told.  icon_neutral
2822  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 29, 2009, 11:28:41 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 28, 2009, 11:31:57 PM

My Amazon pre-order still shows what it has for the last few days: "Shipping soon" with an delivery estimate of tomorrow.  icon_neutral

Edited to add: at 6PM today got my 'shipped' email... so shipped today and still showing an arrival date of tomorrow. We shall see!

And it's here, they actually shipped it overnight.  thumbsup  Hopefully I'll have some time to give it a spin over the weekend.
2823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 29, 2009, 07:47:52 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 29, 2009, 07:15:12 PM

Press start, some text should describe a stunt at the bottom of the screen.

Oh, that? Thanks, guess I need to pay more attention.  icon_wink
2824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: 05/29/09 on: May 29, 2009, 06:55:22 PM
You mean the "Eyes Only" guy or whatever in the heck he goes by? That stupid shithead?  icon_biggrin
2825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 29, 2009, 06:51:42 PM
So, these Stunts... I found them online but are they documented anywhere in game and I'm just not smart enuf to find them?  retard
2826  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japanese predictive text is awesome! on: May 29, 2009, 06:43:20 PM
The PS3 has predictive text and does a good job with the word you are typing. However, not sure how exactly the 'next word' part works, mostly seems to be driven by what you've typed in the past after the word you've just entered.
2827  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 29, 2009, 02:55:03 PM
There's been some talk here, but a bunch of discussions over at OO. Search seems to be brokey over there, only could find a couple:

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=67774

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=65492
2828  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: But...it has wolves on it! on: May 29, 2009, 01:47:08 PM
Something similar going on here with Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz.  icon_wink
2829  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Amazon Gold Box: Baconnaise! on: May 29, 2009, 12:47:03 PM
As they say - Make everything taste like bacon for 20% off - today only!  icon_lol
2830  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 28, 2009, 11:31:57 PM
My Amazon pre-order still shows what it has for the last few days: "Shipping soon" with an delivery estimate of tomorrow.  icon_neutral

Edited to add: at 6PM today got my 'shipped' email... so shipped today and still showing an arrival date of tomorrow. We shall see!
2831  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 28, 2009, 12:28:54 PM
I'd forgotten that Sucker Punch games actually start when you press the Start button, if you want the menu you have to press Select. And with the way this game starts it's almost as if you blow up the city. Gah! What the? icon_cool
2832  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 28, 2009, 04:42:46 AM
Right, they're two separate things.  icon_wink
2833  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcanum. Yay or Nay? on: May 28, 2009, 01:35:16 AM
Not sure if this is the one warning mentioned, but there's an Arcanum High Resolution Patch here.
2834  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 28, 2009, 01:26:52 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 27, 2009, 09:46:50 PM

1. How do you find whats on sale?

2. How do you view user reviews?

1. Not sure as they just revamped their site. Subscribing to the newsletter is one way. Ah, there's a 'News' section on the RHS down near the bottom. Or here.

2. There is a 'Reviews' tab on each game's page.
2835  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 27, 2009, 05:59:49 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 27, 2009, 03:57:44 PM

Ill have to see if that SotS collection is the ultimate. Can we make physical copies of games we buy there?

Yes.
2836  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 27, 2009, 05:52:08 PM
So... silly question.  Does the pack he wear, which I assume is from his bike messenger days, serve any actual in-game purpose? Or is it just there to highlight the 47 man months they put into their new Strap Physics Engine?  icon_smile
2837  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 27, 2009, 01:52:50 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 27, 2009, 01:41:19 PM

Quote from: DocD on May 27, 2009, 01:29:41 AM

Anyone have ideas on where I can pick this up at? My local gamestops weren't accepting preorders and say they won't have any in until Mid June.

I generally find I have good luck with being able to get Atlus games from Amazon.

Me too. Available there now for $27.99 btw.
2838  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/25) on: May 27, 2009, 01:50:23 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 25, 2009, 03:47:44 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 25, 2009, 03:32:25 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 25, 2009, 03:18:21 PM

360Wallace & Gromit Episode 2: The Last Resort

wait,what?..i thought it was fright of the Bumblebee's...and i didnt know there was a part 2

Fright of the Bumblebees was the first of the four episodes and they plan on releasing one a month.

so it is 'fright of the bumblebees' this week for 360 then?

and that's cool i didn't know there was gonna be more

Yup.  icon_wink
2839  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hinterland: Orc Lords on: May 26, 2009, 11:03:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 10, 2009, 03:49:17 PM

a new updated version is due this month apparently.  looks like they are adding in some cool stuff, but I wonder how much they are going to charge existing owners.

So did the question about 'existing owners' ever get answered?  icon_confused
2840  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 26, 2009, 05:06:49 AM
Holy crap, there's a grue living in Denver? Better go make sure my outside lights are on. paranoid
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