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441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Consoles on LCD on: October 11, 2005, 10:44:29 PM
Because Halo2 and most games on the XBOX for that matter run in 480i or 480p which is 640x480 and with an LCD you can either let it (the lcd) stretch the image to fit the screen or play it in a native 640x480 "window". Halo 2 looked much better on my 19" CRT using the x2vga than the 2005 & it also looks better on my new 26" Toshiba HDTV.

442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Consoles on LCD on: October 11, 2005, 02:42:02 PM
Just an FYI for anyone looking to get a LCD, check out

They have a Dell deal listed for the 2005FPW for $39435 (which is what I got mine for a few months back) and the 2405FPW 24" for 779.35.

443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Consoles on LCD on: October 10, 2005, 09:07:23 PM
I had an X2VGA and my xbox connected to my 2005FPW for all of about 5 minutes. Halo 2 (480p) looked like crap being stretched to fit the screen. 720p shouldn't look nearly as bad, but I didn't have any 720p games at the time and have since sold my X2VGA to my brother and got a 26" HDTV to play on.

That said for the 360 MS will be selling a first party VGA cable for it, so no need for an expensive 3rd party one.

PC games look nice on the 2005 though... King Kong looked awesome running in 1680x1050.

444  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: 50+ Games Gotta Go, PC/PS/DC (Updated Dec 07) on: October 07, 2005, 03:25:30 PM
I'll take Beyond Good and Evil & Prince of Persia SOT for XBOX. Do you take paypal? PM me with payment info and I'll get it sent.

445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / King Kong Demo is out. on: October 07, 2005, 03:12:55 PM
Its up over on and is ~289MB.
446  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Any interest in a Halo 2 league for lesser skilled players? on: October 02, 2005, 05:43:24 PM
Send me a friend invite (tehShadowWolf). The group I play with are mostly married with kids types. Most of the guys I play with on a regular basis (my brother included) are 20 - 25's in team slayer. We play for fun and are not concerned about rank and dont get all pissy if we get on a losing streak...

447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / w00t! Month 2: OXM Arrives 7 Days from the New Month on: September 26, 2005, 01:50:09 PM
I got you beat! I got 3 issues last week. One October issue I already had and two for November (one with a disc and one without)....

448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: September 19, 2005, 02:14:15 AM
Quote from: "Rage"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Still three weeks away?  Meh.

I know, a long wait. Im a little annoyed they can't get these goddamn games out sooner. What the heck takes them 3 weeks?

I'd bet its the "World Wide" release....
449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: September 18, 2005, 02:14:05 AM
The demo was sweet, but bogged my system (3.5Ghz P4, 1GB ram, 6800GT) until I turned some of the bells & whistles off. I wonder if they got any optimization done since the demo??? I'd love to play this game, but I'm not puttin any more $$ into my pc now with the 360 coming out so soon.

450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gladiator Evolved Video on: September 13, 2005, 01:06:45 PM
Check out this awesome vid some guy made using Halo 2. The video is based off the big battle near the beginning of the movie Gladiator. Its a big download ~82MB, but its over 12 minutes long.

451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintencats coming? says the producer of Nintendogs on: August 25, 2005, 01:30:13 AM
Heh... I dont need Nintencats for that we got a real one that does just that... For the most part and guess what its a female...

Quote from: "Graham"
I can just see it now.  They will program it so that they ignore you as soon as you try to start playing with them, but the DS will start to meow in the middle of the night when it feels like it wants some attention.
452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What games are you going to buy for the Xbox 360 at launch? on: August 24, 2005, 01:09:19 PM
Put my preorder in yesterday for the $399 360 and Perfect Dark Zero and Quake4.
453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone getting The Hulk : Ultimate Destruction? on: August 23, 2005, 06:34:31 PM
Its in my gamefly queue...
454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion no longer a launch day title (XBox 360) on: August 23, 2005, 02:07:12 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
My buddy at EB informs

I'll toss that out right now.  I used to run an EB, they had little idea what was going on.  Its best guess with them.

That said, I'll confirm with my contacts (if I can) and report back.

Hehe... Hopefully it isn't the same contact that told you two sku's for the 360 was BS  :wink:
455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Darkwatch is out this week? What's the vibe? on: August 20, 2005, 01:27:39 AM
Yep found that out yesterday grrr.. However I also found out that those with a modded xbxox can hex edit the xbe file and change one byte from 20 -> 40 and viola 480p is enabled.  I ended up getting a 26" Toshiba HDTV today and darkwatch doesn't look to shabby at all on it even though its only 480p. It even looks good when I have the tv set to fill the screen (tv is widescreen) even though the doesn't support it. Now I'm ready for 360 HiDef gaming  biggrin
456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Present your Google Fu! [56k warning in advance] on: August 20, 2005, 01:19:07 AM
HA.. I've got one of those setting right here on my desk at work. He used to sit on top of my CRT, but for a kung foo fighter he cant seem to balance on top of my dell lcd too well slywink

Quote from: "th'FOOL"
This one's for Tim:

457  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and Soaked Expansion FS on: August 18, 2005, 03:15:55 PM
458  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.
459  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.
460  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.
461  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....

462  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:

• 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.
463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Funny XBL/Halo2 Smaktalking video on: August 16, 2005, 11:59:50 AM

Sad thing is its mostly true...
464  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?

465  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.

466  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..

467  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.

468  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...
469  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.

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

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


Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 & Expansions.

471  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.
472  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
473  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.
474  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?

475  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....

476  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.


477  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....
478  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.
479  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.

480  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.
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