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441  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and Soaked Expansion FS on: August 18, 2005, 03:15:55 PM
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442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 18, 2005, 01:10:13 PM
Quote from: "msduncan"
Quote from: "Nick Bean"
Game companies are sick of losing money on their consoles. I can't understand how any one can knock Microsoft for the $399 price. They aren't short changing anyone, they are just trying to give people more options by offering the $299 version.

If Sony releases the PS3 for less than $400 I will be shocked. Not only that, but just think about how much money they can potentially lose if they price the PS3 at $400. There is the system, the built in wireless adapter, the Hi-Def dvd, and I have heard that they are also considering an optional hard drive. I wouldn't be mad at Sony if the PS3 started at $600 dollars with all the crap they are putting in it.

Then there is Nintendo, and I wouldn't be suprised at all if the Revolution was only (ha only) $200. Yet they have catches too, charging to download all the games for one, and the other is that for that price, their machine just won't be able to do what the other two can. I know that it is all about the "game play", but if they don't improve the tech, they can't improve the gameplay.

People might not understand or like what Microsoft has done, but they have just opened gamers eyes to the $400 console price tag. It's kind of funny, because they totally took the burden off of Sony.


You are smoking something, right?   Weed?  Crack?   Something like that?

I thought so.    I could BUILD a damned fully functional powerful computer for $600... but you'd be willing to purchase a console with tons of restrictions and proprietary CRAP for $600?

No thanks.   You and about 10 other guys will have to enjoy that console yourselves.


What! You couldn't build anything close to the 360 for $600. Hell a highend vid card these days goes for $500 alone.
443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 720p = What resolution? on: August 18, 2005, 01:00:26 PM
Thanks. Looks like mine doesn't support 720p... I thought it might have been because I didn't have widescreen enabled in the dash, but that didn't help either. Looks like I might pick up a Toshiba (26HF85) 26" HDTV tomorrow since I'll be needing one for the 360 anyway.
444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 08:39:15 PM
I see alot of people pissin and moaning over the XBL Silver being whats included, but I do remember reading that if you already have a paid XBL subscription it will convert for free to the Gold.
445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Darkwatch is out this week? What's the vibe? on: August 17, 2005, 06:37:30 PM
If anyone thats getting this for XBOX and has a HDTV or an X2VGA could confirm that it supports 480p would be much appriciated. I've got my copy but wont be opening it until someone can confirm/deny that it works in 480p as 480i dont work at all on my X2VGA. If you look at the features on Microsofts site it 480p is checked as a feature, but on the back of the actual box it is not checked....

-Tony
446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 03:00:37 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Here's a list of the accessories:
Quote

• Hard Drive (20 GB) ($99.99, 99.99 Euros, 69.99 GBP)


Biggest rip-off ever?



I will be waiting to see how the system is cracked to take a larger HD.   If they hackers work fast you can have a $299 system and put in a 120 GB drive for only $60 more instead of $100 for a 20GB one!


Not quite.. By looking at the size of the thing I highly doubt its gonna use a standard desktop pc drive, more likely a laptop type of drive and 120GB laptop drives are running ~$250 and 60GB drives go from ~90 - 150 depending on rpm.
447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Funny XBL/Halo2 Smaktalking video on: August 16, 2005, 11:59:50 AM
http://www.big-boys.com/articles/halo1.html

Sad thing is its mostly true...
448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 720p = What resolution? on: August 16, 2005, 12:02:23 AM
What kind & model of CRT did you have that worked with 720p?

-Tony
449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 720p = What resolution? on: August 15, 2005, 10:57:09 PM
Thanks! I did find a link to a 360 site that had info on accessories and such and a VGA fcable was one of them... wOOt! Now I just gotta find out why my monitor dont like 720p.

-Tony
450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 720p = What resolution? on: August 15, 2005, 10:39:34 PM
The reason I ask is I put the new OXM Hulk demo in my xbox the other night which is connected to my 19" KDS xf9e monitir using an X2VGA and the screen went all wonky since my monitor apparently didn't support whatever rez 720p is. I'd like to get a monitor that supports 720p to connect a 360 to provided neoya or some other company comes out with a VGA adapter for it..

-Tony
451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Darkwatch is out this week? What's the vibe? on: August 15, 2005, 12:54:14 AM
I just came here to post the same question... Got some b-day money burnin a hole and what I've seen of the game I like. I'm really interested in the multi play as Halo2 is starting to loose some of its gleam....

Edit: Just noticed that IGN gave it a 7.9, goin to read the review now.

-Tony
452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pets and food on: August 14, 2005, 03:55:55 PM
HA.. My cats a finicky little snatch. She wont eat ANYTHING but dry cat food. Dont matter what brand so long as its dry. Tried all kinds of things but no go...
453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R. SP Demo out on: August 12, 2005, 12:20:56 PM
I have a P4 system. I picked the card up at Circuit City for $99, but it cn be had for ~75 at NewEgg.

-Tony
454  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT: PC Games on: August 10, 2005, 10:06:22 PM
For Trade:

PainKiller
ManHunt
Silent Storm
Chronicles of Riddick Developers Cut (DVD)
Nexus The Jupiter Incident
Evil Genius

Wanted:

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 & Expansions.

-Tony
455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R. SP Demo out on: August 10, 2005, 02:29:07 AM
Me like as well... Just started playing it yesterday and it was not running so great.. I goy my new Audigy2 ZS today and installed it and the game is running much better now and sounds better compared to m old TB Santa Cruz. Cant wait for the full game to be released, day one purchase for sure. Its damn hard, but fun hard.
-Tony
456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's August: 2005 nearly 3/4 over: What's your GOTY? on: August 09, 2005, 05:50:26 PM
Overall: God of War

XBOX: Strangers Wrath
GCN: RE4
457  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Lower end vid card advice.... on: July 20, 2005, 05:36:22 PM
Quote from: "Charlatan"
I just did the same thing for my son's computer and upgraded from a GeForce3 Ti200 (or some such) to a nVidia 9600XT. Here's the link:


Since when did nVidia start making 9600XT's  :wink:  Tongue  Tongue

I went ahead and ordered a 256MB eVGA FX5500 for $59 bux. Cant beat the price for a budger gaming card. The kids wont be playing any DOOM3 or the likes on it since the oldest is only 10, I wanted an upgrade mainly so we could play some Act of War multi. without his pc bogging down.
458  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Lower end vid card advice.... on: July 20, 2005, 12:53:53 PM
Hey guys,

I'm looking to replace the vid card in my kids pc (GF4 MX) and am not looking to spend alot of $$ ie. < $100. I was browsing newegg and found several GeForce FX5500 256mb cards for ~$70, how would this card compare to a GF4 mx? Any other suggestions?

-Tony
459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 (xbox demo) on: July 08, 2005, 02:56:23 PM
I got my copy of OXM that had the BF2 demo on it last week... For the guy above the other demo was Pirates. I've yet to try the BF2 demo with the Halo2 map pack being released and all....

-Tony
460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / August OXM BF2 Demo! on: June 30, 2005, 08:50:17 PM
Quote from: "Purge"
Quote from: "Mystic95Z"
It says BattleField 2: Modern Combat on the mag I'm pretty sure, but anyhow I use a KB&M on my xbox with the SmartJoy Frag.


you too? heh smile The only downside is sometimes vehicular controls are messed up.

For instance in Halo2, driving is HARD using keyboard and mouse based on the systems expectation.

here's a visual.

analog X axis   L------------------------[deadzone]----------------------R
when driving if you are going to turn right around, you hold hard L or R on analog and they have an equivilant to mouse-accelleration where you speed up once it's been held for a certain amount of time. (less than a second).

With a mouse, you would just whip it left or right, taking miliseconds. To turn with around while in a vehicle you need to drag the mouse at a decent speed for much longer to get the same turning effect.

Since BF2 plays much like Halo2, I expect the same problems with controls.


I used to have problems driving in Halo2, but I now have a seperate SmartJoy profile for driving. In the driving profile I have the deadzone cranked up to ~80 and it makes it much easier to drive. So when I jump in a vehicle I hit <F2> and when I exit the vehicle I hit <F1>, simple as that.

-Tony

-Tony
461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / August OXM BF2 Demo! on: June 30, 2005, 08:46:54 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
What other demos might we find on the disc?


One of them was Pirates, dont remember what the other one was....
462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / August OXM BF2 Demo! on: June 30, 2005, 02:27:24 PM
It says BattleField 2: Modern Combat on the mag I'm pretty sure, but anyhow I use a KB&M on my xbox with the SmartJoy Frag.
463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / August OXM BF2 Demo! on: June 30, 2005, 12:14:35 PM
Just got the August issue of OXM and it has a XBL enabled demo of BF2. Didn't get a chance to try it yet. If anyones tried it, let the impressions roll.

-Tony
464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do the bots make BF2 a worthy singleplayer game? on: June 21, 2005, 01:07:46 PM
Dont remember what review I read it in, but it said that single player was limited to 16 bots and that with that small number aircraft usually didn't come into play.
465  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Dell LCD Monitor Questions on: May 27, 2005, 05:55:03 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "Daehawk"
You guys see they have a new 24" widescreen LCD? Little over $1000 though.


Yeah, I saw that but for $1000, forget it. I'm happy with my $397 20" screen. smile

It's plenty big enough for me and a big step up over my 19" CRT. I am still amazed how damn good everything looks now. It's made everyone of my games feel almost new, due to the improved color and clarity. It's really awesome.


Ditto...
466  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Dell LCD Monitor Questions on: May 24, 2005, 11:39:05 PM
I liked the one I got for home so much I just got another 2005FPW for my pc at work (company reimbursed of course smile).

-Tony
467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 Backwards compatible (NOT) on: May 23, 2005, 05:11:33 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey
I don't have firsthand experience with this but I've read that many games disable transferring saves in the dashboard even when the saves would technically be small enough to fit on the memory card.


Ninja Gaiden is one. Had to start all over when I got a new xbox since I couldn't copy the save to a mem card.
468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 Backwards compatible (NOT) on: May 19, 2005, 07:05:02 PM
So it's not really going to be backwards compatible....

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=8996
469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Playlist Update & Stats Reset Tomorrow on: May 04, 2005, 12:17:24 AM
Just a FYI for the Halo 2 fans. Tomorrow morning the matchmaking playlists will be updated to include the new maps released last week and everyone's stats will be reset to level 1 due to the rampant cheating before the last auto update.

-Tony
470  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Dell LCD Monitor Questions on: April 28, 2005, 11:49:39 AM
wOOt! Got my 2005 FPW yesterday and it looks awesome especially since there are no dead/stuck pixels and no backlight bleeding that bother me. The bad news is that playing Halo2 through the x2vga looks better on my CRT than the new LCD which is probably due to the LCD stretching the 480p output to fit the screen. I ended up putting the 2005 on my Mac Mini and it looks great on it. I have gobs of desktop space to use iMovie & iDVD!
471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DLC (Maps) for Halo 2 are out! on: April 25, 2005, 05:01:57 PM
You can now download two maps for free and two more $5.99. I just downloaded all four and did a short walkthough of each and they seem pretty cool. Cant wait to get back home and try some custom games on them tonight.

XBL GT: tehShadowWolf

-Tony
472  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Dell LCD Monitor Questions on: April 23, 2005, 05:49:49 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J
Does the X2VGA really work that well?
[/quote


Yes it does! I dont have any games that use 720p or 1080i, but halo 2 in 480p looks awesome on my 19" CRT, much better than the TV plus I use a SmartJoy FRAG KB&M adapter for the xbox and it works out well having everything at a desk...

-Tony
473  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / overclocking processor on: April 23, 2005, 01:22:09 PM
Check out this site for overclocking, especially the forums:

http://www.overclockers.com

If your mobo came in a pc like a Dell, you wont be able to overclock it as Intel branded mobo's dont give you the options to do it.

That said I've been running my P4 3.0c at 3.5ghz stable for about a year now us a ABit AI7 mobo.

-Tony
474  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Dell LCD Monitor Questions on: April 23, 2005, 01:18:00 PM
I cant wait for my 2005 FPW to come, ordered it yesterday for 438.00 shipped! Although, I missed the uber deal this lcd on Thursday could be had for 384.00 shipped using some stackable cupons.....

Anyhow I cant wait to try Halo 2 on it in 480p widescreen using my x2vga!
475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Area 51 Out Next Week on: April 21, 2005, 12:54:13 PM
I played the demo that came on last months OXM and I didn't really care for it. I might give it a rent....
476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Patch is coming on 4/18 on: April 16, 2005, 12:00:33 PM
Read about it in the weekly whats update over on bungie.net. Its supposed to have a bunch of fixes for cheating/glitching and weapon tweaks. Also within two weeks after release the leaderboards will be reset and everyones rank will be reset to zero.
477  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / And our newest Hall of Fame Trader is... (updated 7/30) on: April 12, 2005, 11:50:45 PM
Yeah I think they did, but my Z isn't stock and puts down 350 rwhp or ~400 hp at the flywheel and thats NA (no boost or N20).

-Tony
478  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / And our newest Hall of Fame Trader is... (updated 7/30) on: April 12, 2005, 10:50:28 AM
Thanks! Ok I'll reveal the mysteriousness of it all... I started using that nic in 1999 when I got my 1995 Mystic Teal Z28 (which I still have today) and joined the camaroz28.com message board and its just what I use pretty much everywhere.

-Tony

Quote from: "warning"
As of today's update our newest Gold Trader is.... the one, the only, the mysteriously named...

Mystic95Z!

Congrats!
479  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: April 09, 2005, 05:47:37 PM
+1 to Rage for a great trade as well.

-Tony
480  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: April 09, 2005, 05:47:11 PM
+1 to mikeg for a great trade.

-Tony
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