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2881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kings Bounty Armoured Princess videos on: April 08, 2009, 02:58:55 PM
What's with the 3D glasses they show at the end of the "Drako" trailer?
2882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: April 08, 2009, 04:33:36 AM
Dang, still 'pending' receipt of more copies.  icon_frown
2883  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Steam account Hijacked on: April 07, 2009, 09:33:04 PM
Something very similar recently:

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=32732.0
2884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: April 07, 2009, 09:22:18 PM

Quote from: Arkon on April 07, 2009, 06:38:05 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on April 07, 2009, 06:26:43 PM

I'm pretty sure that the ammo you scavenge from the immediate crash site is all there is for the Alien Blaster.

I could have sworn there was one other place I found some... in a bunker or that place you could launch some mini nukes from.

After checking Freezer's links, apparently I misremembered.  icon_lol
2885  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elven Legacy - Out Today! 4/7/09 on: April 07, 2009, 09:17:59 PM

Quote from: Arkon on April 07, 2009, 06:37:12 PM

I am not home to check, is this on Impulse as well as steam?  I prefer to purchase from Impulse when at all possible.

Yes.
2886  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: April 07, 2009, 06:26:43 PM
I'm pretty sure that the ammo you scavenge from the immediate crash site is all there is for the Alien Blaster.
2887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elven Legacy - Out Tomorrow on: April 07, 2009, 02:17:00 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 06, 2009, 11:46:46 PM

Quote from: frost on April 06, 2009, 11:29:35 PM

is this an RTS game?

TBS - from what I've read it really is the sequel to Fantasy Wars but for some reason is not being advertised as such.

They do, however, call Fantasy Wars the prequel to this game on the downloads page.
2888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Comet Crash (PSN) on: April 05, 2009, 01:47:31 PM
Thought about getting this, but with me having Pixeljunk Monsters, Savage Moon and Defense Grid The Awakening still on my plate, I'm passing for now. Interesting about the 'very very hard' comment, I thought so too as I do well enough in the latter games to have fun but PJM kicks my ass.  mad
2889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest: Galactix on XBLA next week on: April 04, 2009, 02:42:51 AM

Quote from: Misguided on April 03, 2009, 11:36:29 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on April 03, 2009, 02:12:05 PM

Quote from: Misguided on April 03, 2009, 11:05:30 AM

The best reason to get the PC version is so you can disable the leapgates.

So... you can 'disable' them? Meaning remove the need to hack at all and have them all online all the time?

Yup! Here's how:

In the file Assets>Scripts>Jumpgates>gate.lua there's a class definition for the gates.
You'll find a line beginning with Gate.AttributeDescriptions:AddAttribute
Note, you want the one without the "--" at the beginning
Change the "{default=0}" to "{default=1}" which alters the definition of the gate class so that open is the normal state.

Poof! That's it...one little number. Still not as good as the original, but much more enjoyable this way, IMO.

Note that superficial aspects of the game may still react as if the gates are closed, bcause I didn't mess with the table that stores their status or anything like that. For instance, paths will appear closed on the maps, and entering a gate will get you the "that gate is closed you idiot, why are you clicking on it" sound.

Cool, thanks. Have to give that a shot.  icon_cool
2890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: April 03, 2009, 02:19:09 PM

Quote from: kathode on April 01, 2009, 06:58:52 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on April 01, 2009, 05:12:18 PM

Cripes, "The Pitt" DLC still having problems? I downloaded it, again, but I'm afraid to go there and risk locking up the game. I guess I'll have to wait some more.

Just save and give it a try.  The issue should only affect a small percentage of people.

Yet another version available now for the lockup problems.
2891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest: Galactix on XBLA next week on: April 03, 2009, 02:12:05 PM

Quote from: Misguided on April 03, 2009, 11:05:30 AM

The best reason to get the PC version is so you can disable the leapgates.

So... you can 'disable' them? Meaning remove the need to hack at all and have them all online all the time?
2892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest: Galactix on XBLA next week on: April 03, 2009, 02:10:39 PM
I picked this up on Steam and haven't had any crashing issues. However, I'm in the same camp here - I don't find it nearly as engaging as I did the first one, something I have on my PC, DS and 360. The only 'hack' I've used so far it to change the Leapgates such that the timer stops while the gem cascades roll on. I realize that it was meant to work that way and the whole point is to force you to pay more attention to setting things up and thus avoid triggering cascades, but me no likey.  icon_wink
2893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: April 03, 2009, 01:26:06 AM
And now my NCSx receipt shows $71.62 - $63.90 for the game and $7.72 for ground shipping to Colorado. Interesting that it's slightly more to stop off here before continuing west to California. icon_wink
2894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: April 03, 2009, 12:20:00 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 02, 2009, 10:48:57 PM

Looking at my NCSX receipt, it cost me a total of $70.78, including shipping from New York to California. The game is currently listed at $63.90 on NCSX's site. I don't know. Since the standard price of games these days is $60, an import game at $64 doesn't seem like much of a stretch. Sure the game MAY come out domestically sometime, but really no one knows. All I know is that I am playing and enjoying it NOW.

From New York? For some silly reason I thought it might end up coming from China or some such and so jack that $64 base price up way more. For basically $71 that's not bad.... hmmm....
2895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: April 02, 2009, 08:48:41 PM
So what does it end up costing someone in the US to get this game imported, total with shipping and all?
2896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii SD card storage channel!!! on: March 31, 2009, 12:44:08 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 30, 2009, 11:09:27 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 30, 2009, 04:21:13 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on March 30, 2009, 03:18:32 PM

I have several, from NES, SNES, Genesis, TG16, N64 and WiiWare games, and I got them all to transfer easily.  I don't know what to tell you.  That's an odd one.

Well... you could start by telling me I'm an idiot.  retard

My only excuse was it was very late at night when I tried this, but now in the cold hard light of day the problem became obvious. Do this from the Channel Menu under Data Management and it works just fine. I went left instead of right and found I'd been in the 'move your saved data' option, which is why it "didn't work" the first time and why one had a 'copy' but not a 'move' option. [sigh]

All better now.  icon_smile

You're an idiot...  icon_wink

That didn't take too long.  icon_lol
2897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii SD card storage channel!!! on: March 30, 2009, 04:21:13 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on March 30, 2009, 03:18:32 PM

I have several, from NES, SNES, Genesis, TG16, N64 and WiiWare games, and I got them all to transfer easily.  I don't know what to tell you.  That's an odd one.

Well... you could start by telling me I'm an idiot.  retard

My only excuse was it was very late at night when I tried this, but now in the cold hard light of day the problem became obvious. Do this from the Channel Menu under Data Management and it works just fine. I went left instead of right and found I'd been in the 'move your saved data' option, which is why it "didn't work" the first time and why one had a 'copy' but not a 'move' option. [sigh]

All better now.  icon_smile
2898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii SD card storage channel!!! on: March 30, 2009, 03:07:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 30, 2009, 02:37:27 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 30, 2009, 02:10:31 PM

So... is there a secret to this?  I've only got two downloaded games at the moment, the Zelda Ocarina game and the one that sounds like a Queen song. One lets me copy or move it to the SD card, the other only copy (forget which is which) but neither show up on the SD Card Menu afterwards.  icon_confused

That's weird.  It should work.

You have the little icon at the bottom of your screen, right?   So, you updated to the recent dashboard release.

Maybe make sure you're on the first page of channels in the SD card menu?  Or scroll through all of them to make sure it's there.  Did you delete them from the regular Wii menu?  Maybe that's an issue.  You could also just try downloading them again.

Yup, all updated and got the little icon and when I didn't see it on the first page I scrolled through all of them just to check... nada. Guess it's really meant for the larger WiiWare or VC games, as noted by Kronovan these ones are small so not a big deal - I was just surprised when "it didn't work" and was wondering what (if any) restrictions there may be on what does and doesn't work there.
2899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii SD card storage channel!!! on: March 30, 2009, 02:10:31 PM
So... is there a secret to this?  I've only got two downloaded games at the moment, the Zelda Ocarina game and the one that sounds like a Queen song. One lets me copy or move it to the SD card, the other only copy (forget which is which) but neither show up on the SD Card Menu afterwards.  icon_confused
2900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone Play Phantasy Star Portable? on: March 29, 2009, 01:27:54 PM
I haven't but have seen that there's a demo for it you can download from the PSN.
2901  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wizards First Rule dated (Legend of the Seeker for you illiterate cretins :p ) on: March 29, 2009, 01:26:26 PM

Quote from: disarm on March 28, 2009, 07:09:12 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 28, 2009, 04:33:25 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 28, 2009, 03:55:37 PM

I watched a couple of episodes and was interested enough to pick up a half-price boxed set of what I thought were the three books of The Sword of Truth series but now I see they are the first three ginormous books and there's what - twelve or more all together? Great. I also just saw the "good at first but..." and "devolved" and "trainwreck" comments I do believe. So... how many of them are worth reading?  icon_neutral

I really enjoyed the first 5 books, then the series went to complete shite IMHO.  I haven't even bothered to read the last few, although I've heard he regains a bit of his early form and ends the series well.

i've read and really enjoyed the first 5 as well...never picked up any after that mainly because i got distracted by other things and haven't had the time, but the story started off pretty good in my opinion.  i don't know what he did to mess things up later, but i'd still like to get back to the series some day...

Thanks guys. I'll give the one's I've got a shot and see. Got a huge backlog, though... buy three, read one, buy four more, read two... if they stopped printing books tomorrow I'd be set for years it seems.  icon_neutral
2902  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wizards First Rule dated (Legend of the Seeker for you illiterate cretins :p ) on: March 28, 2009, 03:55:37 PM
Revisiting this...

I watched a couple of episodes and was interested enough to pick up a half-price boxed set of what I thought were the three books of The Sword of Truth series but now I see they are the first three ginormous books and there's what - twelve or more all together? Great. I also just saw the "good at first but..." and "devolved" and "trainwreck" comments I do believe. So... how many of them are worth reading?  icon_neutral

Almost sounds like a repeat of the old "Tarl Cabot" Gor novels for me - great at first, turned to crap around #4 I think and I never made it past 5... and there were 25 of the damn things eventually. Contrast that with Dray Prescot which I ate up back in the 70's and 80's, enjoying all fifty-two of them.  icon_biggrin
2903  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Monsters Vs. Aliens (3D) on: March 28, 2009, 01:10:24 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on March 06, 2009, 02:53:37 PM

Quote from: Simon on March 06, 2009, 02:51:39 PM

I'm really looking foward to seeing it, especially Seth Rogen as that blob thing.

My wife said the same thing.  I laugh every time I see his character stuck to the foot of the giant robot yelling "I GOT HIM!"  every time the foot comes up.   icon_lol

Agreed. And it amuses me that "Ginormica" isn't the "50ft Woman", she's only what... 49 and a half feet?  icon_smile
2904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: March 28, 2009, 01:02:38 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on March 28, 2009, 07:36:36 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 28, 2009, 04:07:37 AM

When entering The Pitt I found it odd that, during the railcar scene (at one end or the other, don't recall) I was told I couldn't bring my dog along and I'd have tie him up and leave him behind. Problem is, Dogmeat and Fawkes have been in my Megaton house since before Alaska and I'd left them there for this little adventure as well. It then proceeded to tell me that Dogmeat went back to my house and Fawkes went back to the Natural History museum. I guess we'll see who's where when I get done with all this.  icon_confused

I had the same thing happen.  When I returned I had to go get Dogmeat at Vault 101. 

Ah... maybe that's where it said he went rather than Megaton. And I see from the wiki it's a known issue... never mind.
2905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: March 28, 2009, 04:07:37 AM
When entering The Pitt I found it odd that, during the railcar scene (at one end or the other, don't recall) I was told I couldn't bring my dog along and I'd have tie him up and leave him behind. Problem is, Dogmeat and Fawkes have been in my Megaton house since before Alaska and I'd left them there for this little adventure as well. It then proceeded to tell me that Dogmeat went back to my house and Fawkes went back to the Natural History museum. I guess we'll see who's where when I get done with all this.  icon_confused
2906  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2 Gameplay on: March 28, 2009, 03:33:40 AM
Any place else to see it? (yanked)
2907  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burn, Zombie, Burn! [PSN] on: March 27, 2009, 08:06:26 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 27, 2009, 03:17:42 PM

Blame it on their insistence that they charge developers for all the stuff that is downloaded from them.

There are videos available. 

Plus an official site: http://www.burnzombieburn.com/
2908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: March 26, 2009, 10:49:11 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on March 26, 2009, 09:38:12 PM

Quote from: kathode on March 26, 2009, 08:53:34 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on March 26, 2009, 08:27:31 PM

So if the new DLC alters the quest line, does that mean the level cap increase doesn't apply to those still going through the original quest as I still am?

I'm not sure what you're asking.  When you get Broken Steel you have access to more levels no matter where you are or what you're doing.  It's magic! smile 

You covered it. But if I'm not done with the main quest and the DLC alters the ending of the main quest doesn't that create some kind of time space continuum thing or is it smooth as silk...

If you haven't completed it yet, what's to alter?  icon_wink

It's us folks who finished it who are wondering how in the heck it will be 'altered' in order to allow things to continue. I actually completed the main quest and then went back to an earlier save to continue my adventures. I think that was at around the 40 hour mark and now here I am, entering The Pitt with 107 hours under my belt, firmly smashed up against the level cap with Sarah Lyons and Giant Robot still patiently waiting for me so we can go kick some Enclave ass. I hope. I guess I should go check.

So I'm hoping that with the advent of "Broken Steel" I can go back to where they're waiting, live out this altered ending and then continue terrorizing the wasteland to my heart's content. Or at least until I hit the new cap. Yes?
2909  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Get them away from me! I need help! The noms, they're EVIL! on: March 26, 2009, 03:52:14 PM
Thankfully both pretzels and peanut butter are high up on my list of Things I Do Not Want so I am immune to their siren song, especially as a duet.  icon_wink
2910  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: March 26, 2009, 03:48:33 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 26, 2009, 03:45:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 26, 2009, 02:32:12 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 26, 2009, 02:28:42 PM

So, here's a thought - is the lack of DLC on the PS3 because of some exclusive deal with Microsoft, or is it because of this? The world may never know.

even if Kathode knew I'm sure he couldn't say, so why don't we stop bugging him about the PS3 DLC and start poking him about Elder Scrolls 5?  Tongue

i can't wait for Elder Scrolls 5,i loved Oblivion and liked Morrowind(until i ran into all sorts of problems on the xbox)


as for the DLC on PS3 there is a rumour that Bethesda had a little falling out with SONY over Oblivion GOTY(not sure what the actual falling out was) and that was a reason why they didnt put this DLC out on the PS3

i heard this on the PS3 forums,so you know it has to be true(!)

Yah, must be.  icon_lol

I'd be shocked if this was an actual Bethesda decision, but who knows any more. Always figured it was the whole 'Microsoft exclusive' thing.
2911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: UNO Rush [XBLA] on: March 26, 2009, 03:45:16 PM
I haven't really played UNO since I was much younger but tried this one for grins. Definitely not something I would pick up at any price point, the whole "rush" concept pretty much contradicts what I want from a game when I play ones like this. [/curmudgeon]
2912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Filefront Closing on: March 26, 2009, 02:35:04 PM
From what I've seen on usenet, the concern isn't so much patches as those are everywhere, it's the mods. There's like what, 60+ subdomains for specific games at Filefront and (from what I've read anyway) there are mods there not hosted anywhere else.  icon_eek
2913  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii SD card storage channel!!! on: March 26, 2009, 02:26:12 PM
First off:  retard

Updated late last night and have this available now. And just to save anyone else from the stupidity I had searching for a new "channel", even going out to Wii Shop, it's not a channel at all. What you will find is a new icon down on the lower left-hand side for the SD Card Menu that looks like (of all things) an SD card. Click on that and you'll get a very channel-like display of whatever is on your card.

2914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battleforge on: March 26, 2009, 01:48:13 AM

Quote from: rittchard on March 25, 2009, 11:10:50 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 25, 2009, 09:19:55 PM

So... for an old curmudgeon like me who pretty much sticks to single player, is there enough here to make a worthwhile purchase? Or does it really come down to the multi?

When I played in beta, I played exclusively the single player campaign, and it wasn't until late last night that I played my first co-op mission with a friend.  I ended up doing the first mission about 5 different times on the same difficulty level with different deck builds, and each time was fun in different ways.  I've only made it to the 4th (I think) mission and have already got at least 20 hours of game time in (including deck building, upgrades, and losses).  Also for additional challenge you can play the same map on 2 more difficulty levels (advanced and expert).  As I mentioned above, I believe the main single player campaign has 18 missions (not 100% sure on this). 

I'd say there is a ton of playability for a single player presuming you do indeed like the core game - BUT with the caveat that like Guild Wars, you still have to login online to get to the main map interface (which may be a turn off for some players).  The counter point about this though is that, like Guild Wars again, your progress is all tied to your account, so you can bring it with you on different computers or on the road.

You can download the game demo and see how you like it - it's set up in a shareware format, but it gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Excellent, thanks for that... off to check out the demo.
2915  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Square Enix announce 3 games for WiiWare, VC on: March 26, 2009, 01:45:54 AM

Quote from: kronovan on March 25, 2009, 10:15:04 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 25, 2009, 09:15:21 PM

Isn't there one already out there called something like 'Crystal Defenders'? Looked more like a 'tower defense' game though, from what I remember.

The only FF games that have been released for the Wii are FF Fables Chocobo's Dungeon, FF My Life as a King (Wiiware) and the just released FF Chrystal Chronicles Echoes of Time. The previously released FF Chrystal Chronicles can be played on the Wii, but it's actually a GameCube game. To date, none of the legacy -NES of SNES- FF have been released for the Wii Virtual Console, so the original FF is the 1st. The Crystal Defenders you mention was released on XBLA.

D'oh!  So right, sorry.  retard
2916  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battleforge on: March 25, 2009, 09:19:55 PM
So... for an old curmudgeon like me who pretty much sticks to single player, is there enough here to make a worthwhile purchase? Or does it really come down to the multi?
2917  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Square Enix announce 3 games for WiiWare, VC on: March 25, 2009, 09:15:21 PM
Isn't there one already out there called something like 'Crystal Defenders'? Looked more like a 'tower defense' game though, from what I remember.
2918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii SD card storage channel!!! on: March 25, 2009, 09:13:20 PM
So... rather than enable play from the SD card, it still has to copy it to system memory first - it just happens in an automated fashion. Now I'm curious, will we need to manually clean up behind it or will it remove the 'temporary' copy once you quit the game?
2919  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: March 25, 2009, 09:08:10 PM

Quote from: kathode on March 25, 2009, 06:30:28 PM

It's up again!  See Major Nelson's site here if you've already downloaded it:

http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/03/25/fallout-3-the-pitt-is-now-available-again.aspx

Woohoo! Off to The Pitt...
2920  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DS Lite Hand Grips? on: March 24, 2009, 04:34:59 PM
I keep thinking about looking around for something like this but never pulled the trigger on one. Nyko has something with a built-in charger so you (allegedly) get the grips plus extended play time. Need to find someplace where one can actually wrap their hands around it. Target seems to sell both online but they're "not available in stores". GameStop seems to be the other way 'round. icon_neutral
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