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2881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360: Transferring Files and Licenses on: April 15, 2009, 09:00:57 PM

Quote from: Chaz on April 15, 2009, 08:53:47 PM

I think if you're only moving the data from one HD to another, you just need the transfer cable, and that moves all your licenses.  I just did this when I upgraded to the 120GB drive (my department has a transfer cable I borrowed).  You should only need to use the once a year thing if you actually change consoles.

Licenses are tied to the console, not the hard drive, so if all you do is upgrade the drive there's nothing to transfer, license-wise.
2882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Collectors Edition Games gone mad (Ghostbusters) on: April 15, 2009, 08:58:22 PM

Quote from: mytocles on April 15, 2009, 08:54:35 PM

Does it even come with a game, lol?  That will be the next thing in marketing, I'm sure - all this cool stuff and no game.  If (when) that happens, someone is probably going to kill someone over it.  icon_eek

Didn't Atlus already do that with Persona 4?  icon_wink
2883  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: UPS combined with a conditioner on: April 15, 2009, 08:56:25 PM
Due to the overwhelming responses so far, I'm leaning towards UPS first and Power Conditioner second. Everything device-wise is already plugged into it (the PC) and that means it will always be in play, even if all that it is 'conditioning' is the output of the UPS. Hmmm... ponder, ponder...
2884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: April 15, 2009, 06:23:10 PM

Quote from: Devil on April 15, 2009, 05:46:43 PM

End of April?!  crybaby

Ah well, it's not like I don't have a huge freaking backlog to whittle away at.  disgust
2885  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / UPS combined with a conditioner on: April 15, 2009, 04:06:40 PM
I currently have a Panamax power conditioner on my home theatre and I'm pondering adding an actual UPS into the mix as well. Sure, they'll be some overlap between the two but looking for battery backup of the setup so I can get a graceful shutdown out of everything in the event of a long outage and protection from the short ones.

The question is perhaps a silly one, but I'm wondering if the connection should be UPS -> Conditioner -> Devices or should it be Conditioner -> UPS -> Devices? Or does it not really matter all that much?  icon_neutral
2886  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: April 14, 2009, 04:50:19 PM

Quote from: Eightball on April 14, 2009, 04:46:49 PM

Quote from: rickfc on April 14, 2009, 03:00:23 PM

There's a weight-loss potion in Kathode Island, and you may get it for free from the submarine pilot, IIRC.

Heh.  Kathode island.

 icon_lol Is that the next FO3 DLC?
2887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you playing this weekend [Long weekend edition] on: April 14, 2009, 04:49:13 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 14, 2009, 04:34:40 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 13, 2009, 05:16:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 13, 2009, 01:58:56 AM

I realized that I have had Heavenly Sword hanging around since the $20 Thanksgiving deal, so I took the opportunity to quickly knock that out of my backlog.

How did you like it?

I gave it a 7 out of 10. It's very hard to not look at it as a God of War clone, and viewed that way, it comes up lacking. Extremely short, only 1 weapon (outside of the occasional use of projectiles), no magic, no weapon upgrades, and simplistic puzzles. You get the secondary character, but she controls a bit wonky at times. The cutscenes were impressive and acting was well done (although kind of over the top at times). The combo system was interesting, but it was very easy to rely on 1 or 2 combos to get the job done.  Now that I am describing it, maybe a 7 is too generous. I appreciated the production values, but it's hard not to look at the finished product and feel like half the game was missing - almost like an extended demo where you get to try out a couple of the weapons and fight a couple of bosses.

Wasn't it meant to be a trilogy? Yet another one of those games where initial reception killed any hope of realizing the entire vision, from what I recall.  icon_confused
2888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: i just got me a Red Faction demo code on: April 14, 2009, 04:31:09 PM
I didn't try it, just going by what it said on the website. I got the email too since I'd signed up on the UK site because of the import version of Sacred 2 that I have but when I got to the "get the code" part it specifically said it was region locked and would not work on anything other than a EU PS3, so stopped there. Here's the actual text from the site:

Quote
Please note, these keys are region-locked to European Xbox LIVE and PSN accounts - they are not valid in North America or any other country outside the EU.

 icon_frown
2889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gorky 17 at GoG.com! on: April 14, 2009, 02:48:50 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 14, 2009, 02:50:51 AM

I loved it though (I had a thing for weird, turn-based European games), and it was out in an era when I was reveling in all sorts of turn-based squaddie stuff (Blue Byte's Incubation [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Ijnni8b18 ], SSI's Soldiers at War, etc. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldiers_at_War] ), Jagged Alliance 2, Tom Clancy's Shadow Watch [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Watch ], etc.). For a few years, there were so many turn-based squad strategy games, I toyed with doing a fan site devoted to the whole genre. Thankfully, I talked myself out of it. icon_smile

Nice, that describes a similar period in my life around that time, playing all of those same games. I *loved* Shadow Watch.  icon_cool
2890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [LTTP] Shadow Hearts on: April 14, 2009, 02:44:09 PM
Ummm... "LTTP"? I'm usually pretty good with figger'n out them acronyms, but this one has me stumped.  icon_confused

Wait... "Late to the Party"?
2891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: i just got me a Red Faction demo code on: April 14, 2009, 02:40:16 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 14, 2009, 12:38:52 PM

not sure it will work for North America

It won't.
2892  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / [BB] $20 off HAWX for Gamers Club members on: April 12, 2009, 01:51:58 PM
Not something I'm personally interested in, but if you have a Reward Zone membership and also joined their free "Gamers Club" you can print a $20 off (in-store only) coupon for HAWX. Good through 4/19 btw.

http://www.MyRewardZone.com/GamersClub
2893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles....How is it? on: April 11, 2009, 04:30:43 PM
I love the art style as well, something about a game that uses an engine where everything looks like hand-drawn water color paintings in motion appeals to me. The story seems well done and you care about the major characters and their fate. I'm hoping they somehow use this "CANVAS" engine and "BLiTZ battle concept" in other games or... a sequel.  icon_cool

Started this when it came out and, like normal, moved on to the next new shiny something else I bought. Trying to break that habit and this is next on my "go back and finish games in my backlog" list, been long enough however I'll probably just start over. Working on Uncharted right now, one more chapter to go!  icon_lol
2894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: April 09, 2009, 02:40:32 PM
Yah, just got the same email and was wondering if it had been posted yet.  [sigh]
2895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gorky 17 at GoG.com! on: April 09, 2009, 04:17:27 AM
Ah yes, I have that somewhere down in the basement... was called "Odium" when I bought it.
2896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Riddick : Dark Athena stuff.update 4/8/09 on: April 09, 2009, 04:13:42 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 08, 2009, 06:19:06 PM

IGN slapped together a side-by-side comparison video showing the first six minutes from The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena's Escape From Butcher Bay campaign, as seen today, next to the same segment from the original version, released five years ago:

Video comparison

Interesting how the page says the comparison is for the PC version and yet for the first conversation option that comes up ("Talk to Barber") it shows a green triangle to initiate the conversation on the 2009 side.  icon_confused
2897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking about getting a PS3... on: April 09, 2009, 04:08:11 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on April 09, 2009, 12:25:56 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 09, 2009, 12:05:22 AM

Slightly off topic but not worth it's own thread...  That $11k guy's storefront is a pretty hilariously priced thing.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sellerID=A3KSQUQCS2TETI

what's amazing is that someone actually/deliberately bought something from him, according to this feedback...

y'know, if this really is a scam to snag people who have 'one-click' activated, & it's okay with amazon, i'm thinking you'd have to be crazy to activate it...

Apparently not OK as the storefront is no longer available.
2898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: April 08, 2009, 08:26:35 PM

Quote from: depward on April 08, 2009, 04:35:24 PM

Well, I just ordered it on Ebay.  Buy it now for $49.00, shipping is Priority Mail $4 from a seller in Texas, and I got $5.39 cashback.  So less than $50 total - not too shabby.

Looks like you got a good deal. Checking eBay right now shows 'Buy it now' prices from around 62 to 87 bucks with shipping.
2899  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?
2900  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
2901  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
2902  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
2903  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.
2904  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.
2905  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.
2906  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
2907  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
2908  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.
2909  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?
2910  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
2911  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
2912  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....
2913  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?
2914  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
2915  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
2916  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.
2917  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
2918  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.
2919  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
2920  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
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