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15281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance vs Gears of War - FIGHT! on: November 22, 2006, 08:42:34 PM
No, I wasn't a console convert until Halo came out (avidly waited for that while it was still a PC FPS game).

I had rented a PS2 right at launch and found nothing worthy. I got an HDTV, and a year or so later I picked up Halo & Xbox (at launch) and didn't have money for a PS2. The idea of paying full price for games for the PS2 that were so visibly inferior (with exception given to maybe 4-5 titles) to the Xbox kept me away from it. 95% of all cross-platform games from last-gen were superior on the xbox (except the godawful release of NFS:HP2) so there was only console exclusives that would have had me going to the PS2.

I played a few JRPGs on my buddies PS2 (borrowed it for 2-3 months) and some of their platformers, but I ultimately couldn't be bothered. I eventually got a Cube as well (15bux used !!) and so I had 2 of the 3 kingdoms covered and that carried me through to the 360 release.

Right now I have a 360, PC and may end up having a Wii after tax-time. I may even go for a PS3 in the future; I'm in no rush though. As I see it, the Wii is less than the 360, but the cost reflects this.

As to the topic at hand, GoW's perspective is awesome; it overcomes the lack of peripheral vision that FPS's usually have.
15282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I did it!!! (almost) on: November 22, 2006, 06:49:01 PM
Do you do cathoter applications?

I hope one day to have one done by the hot, female, head nurse. 
 unibrow ... icon_twisted ... nod ...  headbang3  ...  icon_redface  ... eek ...  paranoid ...  :icon_eek: ... smoke ...  icon_cool
15283  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance vs Gears of War - FIGHT! on: November 22, 2006, 06:44:14 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 22, 2006, 05:59:35 PM

And part of me just kinds of wishes that Resistance hadn't become *the* premiere title of launch and consequence tarnished by all of Sony's screw ups.  This is Insomniac and it's hard to find a more beloved series than Ratchet & Clank and it bothers me that they really got their chance for the spotlight only to become a target for failings from Sony that had nothing to do with them. 

But they said "sure" to Sony's dumptruck full of money for exclusive rights, no? If they make it non-exclusive, they might just have a shot at a bigger exposure.

It bothers me that Insomniac hasn't made any games for the Xbox platforms, with exception to Spyro.

Resistance = GoW? doesn't think so. 89.2% vs 94.8% respectively.

I am assuming this is coming from media outlets that would be lambasted for showing such system preference. I could be wrong on that; I'm just providing a different perspective. As to my own interests in this, I do hope Resistance is worth it. At some point I may pick up a PS3 (after at least 1 price drop), so it is to my benefit.

Hetz, as to your "unbiased" opinion, you dropped the 360 fanfare pretty quick. You were pretty pumped about it last year. Does the PS3 really smoke the 360 on all counts? I'm no Sony hater; I play on their hardware (KV-30HS510 IIRC, or 420.. the one with the beveled bottom and the memory card slot). I just couldn't be bothered with the PS2 for its dated graphics and full-price games. (not to say gameplay isn't important, however I get equivelant value from my MS platform and PC gaming)
15284  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 22, 2006, 06:30:39 PM
This reminds me of the movie Cars :

Quote from: Cars
Doc Hudson: I'll put it simple. If you're going hard enough left, you'll find yourself turning right.
Lightning McQueen: Oh, right. That makes perfect sense. Turn right to go left. Yes, thank you! Or should I say, no thank you. Because in Opposite World, maybe that really means thank you.
15285  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOW: Lack of Control Support Ruins the Game!? on: November 22, 2006, 04:01:59 PM
Try going into the mini dashboard and then preferences. You can set up axis prefs from there.

I don't know if they make a difference for GoW though, or if there is an X axis preference.
15286  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Hits 1 million in 2 weeks and other 360 news: on: November 22, 2006, 02:26:01 PM
Please provide link for the "slow European sales". I'm not saying it isn't, I'd just like to see numbers. I mean, "slow" is such a relative term.

Also, here's some Gears of War news :
Quote from: Jeff Bell, Corp.VP of Global Marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business unit at MSFT
The goal of this ad is to establish Marcus Fenix as the hero of the Gears of war trilogy.
15287  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Hits 1 million in 2 weeks and other 360 news: on: November 22, 2006, 01:41:28 PM

Quote from: Luke on November 22, 2006, 09:02:21 AM

Epic's definitely 3rd party.  UT2k7 is PS3 (and PC) only at this point.

Apparently, Epic has put some work into the 360 version, but not heavy development. Given the "Gaming for Windows" platform and the 360, it only makes sense that this won't stay Sony exclusive for long.
15288  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is anyone looking for a Wii? on: November 21, 2006, 11:50:26 PM
You people are going to make me blush.

Yeah, I picked it up to speculate it; however I don't do that here as I care so much for all of you.

Well, most of you.  icon_twisted

I actually have a second one on the way too (my bro preordered).

I kind of wanted one myself, but shelling out 375bux for more games that I don't have time for is bad for me.
(and the GF would shoot me)
I'll end up picking one up next year, but I wanna help people out.

Speculating for a 15% possibility ain't worth the hassle. I am all for getting you guys some goods though, so lets give it a week (to see if N ships more to retail) unless you guys REALLY want one now.

I'm upfront on the charges; you're looking at 330USD for the Wii and Zelda, plus shipping/insurance cost (your choice of speed and carrier) and the Paypal transaction fee for me to "withdraw" money to pay my cc bill.

Like I said, I have two at my beck and call (and if you want I can buy other stuff at a 10% discount due to a situation I'm not getting into here). That is ONLY for the second Wii though; the first one is for the one listed above.
15289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is anyone looking for a Wii? on: November 21, 2006, 05:20:46 PM
Just curious. I have one, and haven't decided to open it yet.
15290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mars Rover Beginning to Hate Mars [Onion] on: November 20, 2006, 09:02:30 PM
I LOL'd.  icon_biggrin
15291  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: finished gears of war...was it cut? on: November 20, 2006, 01:24:12 PM

Quote from: mikeg on November 20, 2006, 12:53:35 PM

I'm afraid there might be a bunch of silly, loud, foul-mouthed idiots in there. Just the thought of playing with fools like that makes my mind hurt.

So you've played with me then, have you?  nod There IS a GT friends list you could try to hook up with one of us. Since you're actually ON said list, I'd expect you to have added some (or all) of the gamertags in there. We do get together for an hour or two of multiplayer action every couple of nights, so I'd say you'd be in good company.  icon_biggrin

I've not yet completed the game, but there is only one section so far that I didn't like...

Spoiler for Hiden:
The damned driving / UV cannon thing. God I hated that section. I makes me appreciate the warthogs in Halo1&2 SOOO much. The driving wasn't the problem, so much as the twitch controls for trying to hit those damned "I-was-ripped-off-of-Pitch-Black" flying things.
15292  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Superman demo out on: November 20, 2006, 03:00:23 AM
The echo comment is me saying "+1" to the 2 or 3 prev. "no soul" comments.

No joke there, just echoing what other people have said. smile
15293  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch - Spectacular, or Speculator? on: November 20, 2006, 02:56:45 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 11:42:27 PM

Sorry, the correct answer was "but you can do so much MOOOOOORE with a PC!"  I'm willing to give you half credit for your response, though.
... when you become the voice of reason will be the day that the four horsemen come to clean off the playing field so heaven and hell can REALLY have a go at it.  Roll Eyes
15294  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Superman demo out on: November 19, 2006, 03:26:03 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on November 18, 2006, 07:20:42 AM

Spoiler for Hiden:
I wish this game would fall off a horse.
disgust Poor taste. Christopher Reeves doesn't deserve viewers like you.

As to the demo, it felt like a tech demo.
Now they just need to add ... a soul.
(is there an echo in here?)
15295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prediction : PS3 launch stumbles ... speculating created false market demand. on: November 19, 2006, 03:17:41 PM
The PS3's can't stay on the shelves; but how many are going to be put back (returned due to failed speculation)?

The ebay market is now flooded with PS3s for sale; how many of those are going to stay there, and how many are going to be returned due to less-than-stellar results? There is a handful of PS3's sitting at less than retail price right now with only 10> hours til close. The average price has dropped from 2.5K to just under a thousand in less than 3 days. I think the units will still "sell out" but I don't think it's going to be the cash-cow that everyone hoped for.

That, and it would be quite a blow to the Sony ego thing to start having reports of stores receiving stock back. Talk about your "I just wanted you for your money" letdown.

That isn't to say I think the product is unworthy of purchase, however my reservations are still in place. IMHO it costs too much, they've thrown the PS3 product into the middle of a costly emerging format war (which at this time only hopes to gain them 50% market share IF the market even "bites" on either format) and they've gimped a lot of what they had announced. 1080p doesn't make me swoon at this point, and right now you're talking about a fraction of a small market segment (HDTVs in homes with 1080p are rare at this time).There are some big plusses (like adding your own hdd) and the existing japanese developer market as well as getting into the axis control (adding 3 more control mechanisms)
15296  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Launch - Spectacular, or Speculator? on: November 19, 2006, 03:06:54 PM
I was going to speculate.
15297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 - Is it safe yet? on: November 18, 2006, 02:53:27 AM
 eek saywhat :icon_eek: disgust

I'd hit it.
15298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forum Effect Poll : Viva Pinata [360] (formerly F.U.R.) on: November 18, 2006, 02:47:45 AM
changed the name to FE Poll (Forum Effect).

Same principles.
15299  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: November 17, 2006, 09:06:30 PM
GT NameGamerTagDate Added
pricecs Dirok 17.Nov.2006
Tebunker Kennesaw63 17.Nov.2006
tiktokman levendis13 17.Nov.2006
Luminescent Pubes omg nintendo64 17.Nov.2006
papasmurff papasmurff4 17.Nov.2006
warning PDwarning 17.Nov.2006
Briko Perrin08 17.Nov.2006
Punisher punisherxbox360 17.Nov.2006
scubabbl scubabbl 17.Nov.2006
ATB SensuousLettuce 17.Nov.2006
Simon Simki 17.Nov.2006
whiteboyskim Spirit Fingers 17.Nov.2006
Atragon TragicNut 17.Nov.2006
tripwire tslp04 17.Nov.2006
USMC Kato USMC Kato 17.Nov.2006
Thin_JSpastic Weasel18.May.2006
Updated Thin_J and Mr.I-cant-seem-to-pick-a-name-TML. slywink
Maybe I can fix the scoreboard.
15300  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How do you Activate/Find the Free Moth of Live Gold on a 360? on: November 17, 2006, 05:18:21 PM
What's more important, your friends and achievements, or $4.16? ($50/12mo)

Oh, and your title says free moths. I don't know if they're in the insect business... they may be, given the ILOVEBEES and ANTS themes. slywink
15301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I always said I wouldn't do it, but the Force is strong with all of you... on: November 17, 2006, 04:43:17 PM
Welcome to GT!

There is an official 360 gamertage thread in the multiplayer forum... I just gotta update the damned thing. frown
15302  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 16, 2006, 07:50:27 PM
85.9% of votes
Xbox 360 Core System
1,000 units at this price
 Amazon Price: $299.99
Winning Price: $100.00
› Shop Video Games
15303  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 16, 2006, 07:47:47 PM
Microsoft has been pretty friendly with Nintendo... who knows; if Rare can actually make them money why wouldn't they have them make games for the Wii?

They let the MechAssault game be made for the DS (although it wasn't Day 1 Studios who did it).

It is within the realm of possibility for games from MS 2nd party publishers to make their way onto the Wii. I'm sure that is more likely than PS3.  nod
15304  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 360 Games and iPod Accessories for sale on: November 16, 2006, 07:22:52 PM
Tested with a 60GB ipod video  thumbsup
15305  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / UPDATED prices: 360 Games and iPod Accessories for sale on: November 16, 2006, 07:15:36 PM
So I need cash, but I'd entertain trades.

DW5:E 18US
N3 - 23US
Amped3 - 15US
Chromehounds - 18US

1 x 5' iPod <--> USB cables (not exactly as shown) 10US (shipped) or thrown in on a purchase of more than 60USD.

Griffin iTalk (4th gen and earlier iPods) ... acts as a Mic & a speaker. - 30US shipped.

Monster iCarPlay - Car charger & FM transmitter ... retails for ~100bux so I'm looking for ~75 shipped.
15306  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 16, 2006, 06:43:33 PM

Quote from: HankRaptor on November 16, 2006, 01:23:37 PM

whats clear to me is that they went with such an underpowered system to REDUCE COST, the next generation will be even FURTHER apart from Nintendo in Technology.. thats where they really may be left behind.

They aren't falling behind, per se. They've decided to not be on the cutting edge and carry losses. Sony's big mistake is involving the PS3 in a format war; by creating a system that costs more due to rarity in components, it's a no-brainer that they are going to see loss.

Let's say Sony & MS are pretty much equal in gaming performance on their PS3 / 360 platforms at the end of this generation. MS and Sony step up with another huge leap in hardware (and costs)... the WiiTwo is announced to have a multi-core processor with HD and pretty much everything the 360 has with maybe 20% increase... how much do you think a triple core system is going to cost them 4-5 years from now? At Staples (two weeks ago) I was able to purchase a generic 3800+ X2 system (sans monitor) for 250 USD... 4 years from now I could trade in Madden 2010 for it and still get change back.

From past behaviour, we can see that although Nintendo is sits in the wake of the "big boys" by no means are they drowning in tech obscurity... they're water-skiing and having a blast doing it.

Big N ain't going anywhere. If this non-gamer appeal thing works for them, they just might swing past the big boys in sales. Nintendo isn't a software maker, they aren't a hardware mfgr... they are the penultimate creator of fads. Pokemon, mario, donkey kong, gameboy. Their next one is Wii, and I'm thinking they're going to do better than the GC by 150%.
15307  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 16, 2006, 06:34:48 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 16, 2006, 06:13:05 AM

I predict the Wii, since they are the only one actively going after the non-gamer consumer... and they are, by far, a bigger market than gamers.

The non-gaming consumer will not buy nearly as many games as a regular or hardcore gamer.

I find this premise to be false. You only have to look to the Sims and Myst to see that non-gamers affect sales just as much as more than hardcore gamers. Prince of Persia SoT and BG&E are two excellent examples where the masses didn't pick the games up even though the gaming community touted them highly.

There's a reason EA is on top, and it has nothing to do with 'hardcore' or even 'gamers'.
15308  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS 360 wheel help on: November 16, 2006, 02:49:16 PM
 saywhat I doubt it has to be Quadrant one; it may just be that you auto-sign in and if you have a play-n-charge kit hooked up to your quad1 controller it logs you in with your primary profile so your controller isn't "attached" to your PGR3 profile.

It may havejust worked out that way for you in your troubleshooting steps you took; I would be REALLY concerned if MS could only get the racing wheel working on quad 1.

A way to test this :

resync your controller to q1
resync your wheel to q2
power off and on your 360 with your controller (either plugged in or use it's "X" button so it's the first thing in)
sign out of your account.
power up the wireless wheel
log in on the wheel
test the game.
15309  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Achievements? on: November 16, 2006, 02:46:20 PM
Quote from: Sony’s Jack Tretton said in an interview with Wired
“It’s very difficult to draw analogies from your success on SOCOM with your success on Madden. Madden players care about peoples’ success on Madden. So the publisher will have the flexibility to have a robust ranking system on a game-by-game basis. So the intention right now is not to have something that is pan-platform.”
15310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS 360 wheel help on: November 16, 2006, 01:31:03 PM
Does the controller have a quadrant assigned on the ring of light? If not, you need to synch it just like the wireless controllers.

Here's the MS article on how to set up the racing wheel.
15311  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "juke the nunchaku"? on: November 16, 2006, 12:41:56 AM
Whoa. that kjust reminded me of this billboard :

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15312  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 15, 2006, 11:06:02 PM
 :icon_eek: Yeah. Fixed.  nod
15313  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 15, 2006, 08:54:55 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 15, 2006, 07:48:15 PM

'cause 3DO was a household name well-entrenched in popular culture, right?  And it had two generations of domination behind it, right?

PS:  Rolly-eye users need to be sterilized.

The 3DO was the rich-man's game system of choice before we had a Playstation. Where do you think Need For Speed first appeared? Oh yeah, THAT game. Never heard of it either. Tongue

Lets compare apples to apples. Back in the 3DO days, gamers (not laymen) knew what a 3DO was. the system was over a grand, and offered a superior gaming experience (for a while) and played CD music. They had the high-end gamer market-share, and some amazing titles (for the time). Return Fire springs to mind, as well as NFS. The well-established electronics / hardware company Sony comes along and releases a very similar system at a moderate price offering everything the 3DO had and had some "A" talent games to compete. Sony was battling Nintendo's cheaper cart system but it was showing it's age. It hauls in, and 3DO can't compete (some cite management problems that ultimately failed).

Now we have Microsoft, a _very-well_ established software company who has now become a contender with their last platform (and an innovator as far as online platform console gaming is concerned). They have released a similar hardware platform at a moderate price offering everything the Playstation has and brings some of its own "A" talent games to compete. MS is battling Nintendo's cheaper Wii system, but out of the gate the Wii is showing it's tech age (GC 1.5). 360 has now had a leg up on the competition with market penetration from a year of exposure, development and marketing. It is accessible and the price is cheaper than it's direct competitor, the PS3. Management problems there? Nahhhhhh.  icon_twisted

The name "PLAYSTATION" isn't going to change that over it's competition. MICROSOFT and NINTENDO's brand recognition is just as powerful as SONY. In today's climate, I don't see that as a valid reason for Sony to get "I'M IN UR WALLET EATIN UR MONEYZ" market share. Sony's botched release is going to backfire on them big-time. Even if 360 comes in close second to PS3, that's a HUGE loss of market share.

IGN just posted an article about MS's potential dominance of the marketplace. Is he right? I dunno. All I know is when you're at the top, there's only one direction you can go, and Sony has been taking every step possible to move in that direction.

I'll take the bait. Sterile observation : it's too late for me. I've got a kid and a pretty hot girlfriend. How's your prospects?   disgust
15314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Identify these games! [Forum Game] on: November 15, 2006, 04:55:54 PM
Do we have a time limit on how long we are to wait before we steal the spot?  icon_wink
15315  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Identify these games! [Forum Game] on: November 15, 2006, 02:44:07 PM
Laner, you're up!
15316  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 15, 2006, 02:30:36 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 15, 2006, 06:31:21 AM

Who was to forsee that developers would basically ignore the second screen and touch functions?  As it's been said before countless times, most of the DS's best games make little to no use of either the second screen, touch features, or both.

By that logic we should be concerned when any game on ANY system doesn't uses all the buttons on a controller, and every mech game for the xbox should be crucified for not using the Steel Battalion controller.

Fact of the matter is, the second screen CAN be used, and often is. That is a big bonus. Even if some of the functionality is ignored for certain games, it doesn't mean there is no value add for the product line.

Just because my speedometer goes to 220 kph doesn't mean I always use it... just when I'm headin' home and gotta pee  :slywink:
15317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 15, 2006, 02:26:38 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 15, 2006, 05:02:45 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 15, 2006, 12:35:19 AM

PS has name recognition... but it's SIX HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS.  Sorry, but you aren't going to have any non-gamers entering that market... unless it's as pirate friendly as the PS and PS2 were.  And since Sony loses a suitcase full of money every time somebody buys a PS3, they are completely screwed unless people are buying 10-20 games a year (at least).  At $60+ per game... the PS3 is exclusively a rich-boys toy.
Rich boys' toy = mark of status = higher perceived value = higher demand.  It actually works in the system's favor.

Just like the 3DO.  Roll Eyes
15318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/13) on: November 14, 2006, 07:47:31 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 13, 2006, 05:13:21 PM

Hmmm....where to begin.....   icon_cool

Genji: Days of the Blade
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007

Excite Truck
Madden NFL 07
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Red Steel
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
A Bunch of Virtual Console Games

Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate
Medieval II: Total War
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

K I gotta ask... WTF do you do for a living? that's like 1700 hours of gaming and about 3G worth of stuff (without the "virtual console" games ). Cripes man.  eek
15319  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] HEROES - Man, have I changed my tune... on: November 14, 2006, 02:13:23 PM
GET A SPOILER TAG on the topic so we don't need to do this with buttons.

Mohinders powers ....
Spoiler for Hiden:
I think Mohinders parents have TWO gifted children.

I think Mohinder's "inner child" is kind of like Soul Reaver ... he passes through the spirit world to retrieve what he "needs". Just like the artist, his powers aren't physical; they've got intellectual / pre-cognative powers that surpass the boundaries of conventional thinking.
15320  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best New TV Show? on: November 14, 2006, 01:40:54 PM

Quote from: GGMark on November 14, 2006, 09:30:54 AM

Heroes is my vote.

+1 Shouldn't this be a poll?
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