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2961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tex Murphy now on GOG on: July 23, 2009, 03:28:01 AM
How do these last two look and play compared to UaKM? I loved them back in the day when monitors were smaller and pixels didn't really bother me all that much. Having some audio 'issues' running UaKM (nothing deal breaking) but I need to run the game in a window to get any kind of acceptable detail out of it. And sometimes the FMV looks decent and sometimes it's a pixellated mess.

So, from the screenshots it looks like things get better with the newer games, is that the case?
2962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Worst Game System Purchase as a Gamer on: July 22, 2009, 04:54:16 AM

Quote from: jersoc on July 22, 2009, 03:22:23 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 22, 2009, 01:53:19 AM



In the same boat. I'm surprised at how little time I've actually played anything on it and it spends most of its time turned off and collecting dust. The only thing recently that got it turned back on and dusted off was HotD: Overkill.

My DSLite and PSP get occasional use with Dark Spire and Crimson Gem Saga respectively but sat before that. I use the heck out of my PS3 for both PS3 and PS2 games plus BluRay movies and my 360 has been playing Fallout 3 for the last 120+ hours. Never owned any of the older 'consoles' or gaming systems other than an Intellivision when I was a kid, was always an Apple II and then a PC gamer until all of the hardware mentioned above came into my life.
2963  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated June 12th, 2009 9:25 AM) on: July 21, 2009, 03:26:13 AM
+1 to tylertoo for the great deal and quick shipping on Panzer Tactics.  thumbsup
2964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strategy games for people who don't like strategy games? on: July 21, 2009, 03:19:51 AM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on July 21, 2009, 02:08:14 AM

try Future Tactics for PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/PC - see my write up here.

I found this last year in the "crap box" at Best Buy and picked the PS2 version up for all of 5 buckazoids. It was quite enjoyable.  icon_cool
2965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trine on: July 19, 2009, 08:38:25 PM
For some reason, the PC version is the most expensive at $30. You'll be able to get it when it hits the PSN and eventually the 360 for $20.
2966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 2 to be on the PSP! on: July 19, 2009, 01:50:26 PM
No, should be fairly easy to find.
2967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Store help on: July 18, 2009, 01:47:00 PM
I'm sure it's there somewhere but I don't recall where from the PS3 off the top of my head. However, I just verified you can do it from the Playstation Store website, log in here and then go to Edit Billing Information.
2968  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: t2's Amazing DS sale on: July 16, 2009, 11:33:54 AM
YAPM sent.  icon_wink
2969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 04:14:42 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 14, 2009, 02:30:41 PM


I'd actually seen the Oppo brand out there touted as top of the line players but the ones I saw all sported 4 digit price tags. With this one being $499 I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
2970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FALLOUT 3 DLC for PS3(and two new packs for everyone) on: July 14, 2009, 02:29:36 PM

Quote from: somoflange on July 14, 2009, 12:50:20 PM

Quote from: kathode on July 13, 2009, 05:16:35 PM

Here's an update on PS3 DLC.  The upshot - taking longer than expected, will be out by end of September.  Broken Steel will be the first one out on PS3.

I'm very happy broken steel will be the first one released. That totally makes up for the delay  icon_biggrin

I agree, have two friends playing FO3 on a PS3 and that would certainly be the best DLC for them to get their hands on first.  thumbsup
2971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 02:27:11 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 13, 2009, 06:27:44 PM

Quote from: ericb on July 13, 2009, 04:52:40 PM

Or you could just get the standalone $98 player at Wal-Mart...especially if you wanted to watch the movies now but also wanted to wait until this fall for the rumored price drops on the better players or the PS3.

You could get 2 of and have a spare just in case.  You would still be saving $200 over the PS3.

Seriously I think if you are just looking for a Bu Ray player I would recommend getting a stand alone. Not only is it less expensive but in my opinion the PS3 is kind of clunky as a blu ray player.

I really don't find anything 'clunky' about the PS3 as a BluRay player and being the picky and crotchety old man that I am a $98 player is not something I would buy.  icon_neutral

Thanks for the advise but please understand that my goal here is not to spend as little money as possible but to get the best value for the features and quality that I am looking for.  Heck, I'm having a hard time wanting to buy one in the two hundreds because of the features they seem to be missing, checking reviews I find as many 'cons' as 'pros'. However, checked at Costco and they have a Sony "BDP-BX2" for $249 right now and since that seems to be the same as an S360 I may end up picking one of those up even if there's no eject function on the remote or some of the other features I'd like. And still considering the LG390 at $350 from BB this week as that seems to be at the top of many lists for players in that price range.
2972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 14, 2009, 11:30:53 AM

Quote from: Octavious230 on July 13, 2009, 05:26:34 PM

Not sure which to get but I do want to mention that you can stream netflix to your PS3 now with Playon. I use it all the time and always try and find a excuse to pimp it.  thumbsup

Thanks, that's very interesting... I'll have to check that out.
2973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 13, 2009, 11:56:50 AM
Hmmm... the rumored PS3 Slim that may be coming out around the end of this year or perhaps not until next year? I can't tell from Googling around what one would get besides the smaller form factor. The pictures I've seen of what it allegedly will look like are goofy, a PSWii stuck on a cutting board. So, serious question - why hold out for the slim?
2974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lords of Magic: Special Edition coming to GOG on: July 12, 2009, 09:48:23 PM

Quote from: Goldchamp on July 12, 2009, 09:26:19 PM

The orginal release of Lords of Magic was a buggy turd. They fixed most of it for the Special Edition but by that time it was too late. I still own a copy.

As do I. I seem to remember it having alot of potential but buggy and while the "special edition" helped it really couldn't rescue it.
2975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 1.5 is out today. on: July 12, 2009, 09:42:42 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 12, 2009, 05:42:27 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 12, 2009, 05:32:00 PM

Not read all this thread but got a question. Im thinking of repurchasing it. Last time I had only the normal release game. But Im seeing the normal one for $29 and the enhanced edition for $39. Is'nt all the stuff in the enhanced edition FREE to those who have the normal version? Why pay $10 more for the EE version?

its a few Gb's worth of download, so thats probably why - as someone else told me, there are still a lot of people on dialup in the US, they'd spend weeks downloading it. But other than that - its free yes

FYI - note that the EE comes with 5 disks (game,music,soundtrack,editor,making of) plus a map and two printed 'books' - one is a short story excerpted from 'The Last Wish' and the other is the 'Official Game Guide'. All of that is free to download, I do believe but this gets you the map and manuals printed plus the physical media.
2976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 versus stand-alone BluRay player on: July 11, 2009, 08:05:48 PM
Was wondering what people thought about comparing comparably priced BR players to a PS3. I've already got a 60GB PS3 downstairs but just put a new plasma off in an upstairs 'computer room' as well and was looking at some players like the Samsung BD-P3600 or the LG BD390 both of which are basically $399.99 players from local retailers.

Now, that same $399.99 would get me an 80GB PS3 with practically all of the same features AFAICT, except for maybe the Netflix streaming which I already do from my PC and 360 but which I also hear may be coming to the PS3. So I'm wondering... would I honestly be better off with a dedicated player? It's not like I *need* another PS3 but if it's just as good of a player (and it seems to be) and I could play the games I already own on it as a "bonus" I'm wondering why not go that way.  icon_neutral

What do you think?
2977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Mechwarrior coming? on: July 09, 2009, 05:29:24 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 07, 2009, 03:00:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2009, 02:50:11 PM

could this teaser be for Mechwarrior 5?  I missed out on the original Mechwarrior games and I'd love the chance to play one.

Very, very cool.

However, Mechwarrior took place in a much more futurey future than what that shows.  Could still be a reboot.  I'd much rather it be a SHOGO reboot, though, given the look!

Around 400+ years in the future for their first appearance: 2439. SHOGO was way more... Japanese... as the wiki page puts it "anime-style". And in a way more like a large "Heavy Gear" type mech. IMHO.
2978  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 05, 2009, 04:58:50 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 05, 2009, 04:55:40 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 05, 2009, 04:28:29 PM

Yes! Them. So what was the show?

Friday the 13th the series

Ah, yes... thanks for that. Two shows with "13" in the title, not for the triskaidekaphobic.  icon_wink
2979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 05, 2009, 04:28:29 PM
Yes! Them. So what was the show?
2980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any Gauntlet-like games for the 360? on: July 05, 2009, 02:35:34 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 05, 2009, 02:13:54 PM

Quote from: Misguided on July 05, 2009, 01:25:45 PM

There's another MUA coming in September. Castle Crashers is a side-scroller. Fun though.

whats a MUA? Missing Under Avalanches?

Assuming a serious question here and making a small aside that I'm sure your version would sell like... umm, hotcakes... MUA would be Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
2981  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 05, 2009, 02:29:30 PM
I'll certainly watch it to see where they go with it, even though I'm not all that much of a Saul Rubinek fan for some reason. Reading that wiki page, it's giving me vibes from that old series where an old man owned a magical curio / pawn shop where he (and his spunky assistants) would attempt to retrieve an item a week otherwise terrible things would happen... what the heck was that called?  icon_neutral
2982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coprophagia: I know what it means on: July 05, 2009, 01:22:46 PM
Technically, that would be autocoprophagia as in the eating of their own poop rather than that of others. And some breeds seem to be predisposed to it more than others, we have two dachshunds and that seems to be a common thing for them. I think part of the issue is dachshunds are notorious over-eaters and will gladly eat whatever they are given until they are more giant sausages than petite wieners. So we're careful about their portions but I'm sure they think they're starving to death most of the time.

We've tried various things, including the stuff you can put in their food to make the end product 'unappetising' but the only thing that really works for us is close monitoring and quick cleanup. They know they're not supposed to do that, but when the urge is upon them all that yelling does is make them eat faster.  disgust

One thing to check, though, is to make sure it's not coming from any dietary or nutritional deficiency. There's a lot of articles out there on the subject, here's one a quick google turned up for me this morning.

Good luck!

2983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [revisit]Vampire: Bloodlines on: July 01, 2009, 07:28:38 PM

Quote from: Chaz on July 01, 2009, 06:23:25 PM

The Malkavians are the crazies, right? I loved those guys.  Most of the time, I couldn't figure out what the hell my dialog options actually were.  Having my guy talk to another crazy made even less sense, but was hilarious.

Yup, they're the crazy ones. From what I recall, they can talk to themselves and even hear voices in their heads sometimes. Pretty odd to play but cool.
2984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [revisit]Vampire: Bloodlines on: July 01, 2009, 07:27:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 01, 2009, 06:02:28 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 01, 2009, 12:51:41 PM

I don't recall having any kind of widescreen issue when I played it.  icon_neutral

it looked like every character model was stretched out too long.

Right, figured that's what you meant - an aspect ratio issue but I played it on a 24" widescreen and don't recall having that issue. But then I also don't recall what resolution I ran it in either. Still have it installed, should crank it up and check again.
2985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360] Need HD transfer kit on: July 01, 2009, 07:22:50 PM
Stickied to the top of the forum:
2986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [revisit]Vampire: Bloodlines on: July 01, 2009, 12:51:41 PM
I don't recall having any kind of widescreen issue when I played it.  icon_neutral
2987  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse deals 6.28 (Elven Legacy $9.99) on: June 28, 2009, 08:18:15 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on June 28, 2009, 03:41:04 PM

Impulse also has HoMMV:ToE for $5.  (Steam has the HoMMV titles for $5 apiece or all 3 for $13.)

Tribes of the East is (technically) the only one of the three Vista compatible but just found out you can get the original and HoF campaigns for it free from this site.  icon_cool
2988  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Outlook Express ..cant see emails on: June 27, 2009, 09:47:42 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on June 25, 2009, 10:02:36 PM

Seems last night when I pulled my window shade down it hit and unplugged my F: drive's firewire cable. I plugged that back in and now my email is showing up right.

So... let me get this straight. First you fix your joystick by whacking it on your chair and now you fix your email by whacking it with a window shade? I see a new line of business in your future.  icon_lol
2989  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ron Moores Virtuality on: June 27, 2009, 09:25:29 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 27, 2009, 07:50:45 PM

It was clearly a pilot as it leaves you hanging with tons of interesting sub-plots ready to be explored for all the characters.

And that was my biggest problem with this, not having a clue that was the case coming into it. I kept thinking, what kind of a conclusion can they possibly come to in the next 30 minutes? 10 minutes? Dang, then it just ended after laying all that groundwork and starting to get to the interesting bits. That's fine for a pilot with a series coming but to do it when there's basically only a snowball's chance in hell of the series getting picked up just didn't seem right to me.  icon_neutral

Reading afterwards online I saw that they really just wanted to get their work out there in front of people and perhaps to raise a groundswell of support for the series itself. But then, as noted, even if they green-lighted the series Fox would have killed it in its infancy.
2990  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Popups and trojans from the ad link? on: June 27, 2009, 01:28:48 PM
Yup, I've seen that one as well... and while viewing this topic got automagically redirected to Yahoo Hot Jobs.  disgust
2991  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: getting redirected on: June 27, 2009, 12:44:03 PM
Seeing the same thing as well, plus some trojan alerts. Just saw your post after I made mine.
2992  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Popups and trojans from the ad link? on: June 27, 2009, 12:42:57 PM
Four times this morning Avast has warned me of trojans on this site and given me the option to 'Abort connection', something coming from the ad 'rotation' window at the top of the page it seems. There was also a popup that the Google toolbar blocked which I don't recall ever seeing before. The last time, after me dealing with the trojan it automatically took me to this "404" site:

What's going on?  icon_neutral
2993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Square Enix game countdown on: June 27, 2009, 12:34:15 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 27, 2009, 12:07:45 PM

Quote from: mytocles on June 27, 2009, 04:19:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 26, 2009, 05:21:05 PM

Quote from: jersoc on June 26, 2009, 11:14:40 AM

there's some music if you crank your speakers to almost full. wonder if it's suppose to be that quiet or what. any recognize it?

what would be hilarious is if, starting tomorrow, they included a ear piercing scream after the music plays for so long  icon_twisted

Lol, I never thought of that, thanks CeeKay! That would actually be kinda brilliant - in the British way of using "brilliant."  I think I'll mute my laptop now, though, just in case...  saywhat


why,how do you guys use the word brilliant?(Brill<<<lol,not said that since school)...we use it also for describing a bright colour

I'm assuming what pops into peoples mind's for "brilliant!" would be the Guinness commercials we used to see all the time. Don't recall so many lately, though.
2994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How can I set the Wii to automatically start the game that's in the drive? on: June 27, 2009, 12:25:56 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 27, 2009, 12:13:24 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 27, 2009, 11:46:54 AM

Maybe. That was the first thing I turned off on my PS3 and PSP when the option to do so showed up.  icon_wink

yeah but the controls are right there for the PS3 and 360 no matter what games you wanna play...i turned off the feature in my 360 and PS3 also..but because the Wii uses a different controller for its BC games,its just typical disgust that it hasn't got this feature

I know. Sure seems like something they could easily do as an option for people. Is there any kind of 'official' forum where something like this can be asked/suggested?
2995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How can I set the Wii to automatically start the game that's in the drive? on: June 27, 2009, 11:46:54 AM
Maybe. That was the first thing I turned off on my PS3 and PSP when the option to do so showed up.  icon_wink
2996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How can I set the Wii to automatically start the game that's in the drive? on: June 27, 2009, 03:50:48 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on June 26, 2009, 08:59:43 PM

Can I tell the Wii to just start the damn game, like the days of the PS2 and prior?

To the best of my knowledge - no.
2997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 DLC: Point Lookout on: June 26, 2009, 01:04:42 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on June 26, 2009, 10:47:26 AM

Quote from: madpeon on June 25, 2009, 10:08:54 PM

Yeah you can, it's like any other Xbox Marketplace download.

Thank you smile  I never used the LIVE Marketplace before...was just worried smile

No need, the Marketplace will allow you to download anything you've purchased as many times as you like.
2998  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Question on: June 26, 2009, 03:44:32 AM

Quote from: KC on June 26, 2009, 12:29:06 AM

I'm inclined to save my cash and just buy a new computer for Xmas 2009 with Windows 7 preinstalled.

2999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Novint Falcon controller on: June 25, 2009, 12:48:32 AM
I'm assuming that's what the pistol grip is meant to improve.
3000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is the original System Shock worth playing? on: June 25, 2009, 12:46:57 AM

Quote from: Canuck on June 24, 2009, 10:34:51 PM

I don't think it has aged as well as SS2.  SS2 still looks pretty darned good in my opinion.

True. Still great as a game but the graphics can be an issue nowadays and the non-configurable controls as well. I played it when it hit the streets and had a great time, then picked up another copy when it came out on those new fangled cdrom things with <gasp> speech!  icon_eek
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