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15801  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MS pwns Lionhead on: April 07, 2006, 02:35:39 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
They bought into the hype.

Molyneaux fools everyone again.


::sigh:: Yeah, and EA puts out quality products. :roll: I enjoyed fable; it wasn't the greatest RPG ever though. I enjoyed B&W ans B&W2. I was looking forward to BC; hopefully they'll get back on that game.
15802  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 price rumor: $600!? on: April 07, 2006, 02:31:41 PM
And how many homes have an HDTV ? That's a very niche market, and it takes some suckering to get people to buy it.

We'll see.
15803  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360/japan] Ninty-Nine Nights (aka N3) on: April 07, 2006, 02:29:54 PM
Naw, the DW series is all VS. people... this has monstrosities and over-the-top combos etc (500hit combo in one of the shots).

This is more like KUF than DW series.

The "lukewarm reception" is because it's on 360, not PS2 / 3, IMHO.

The game isn't out until April 20th, so no one has actually played the retail game. There was a demo on disk that was out a little while ago.
15804  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360/japan] Ninty-Nine Nights (aka N3) on: April 07, 2006, 02:00:47 AM
O. :shock: M.  smile  G.  biggrin

I am so pumped for this title; I REALLY hope they translate this one for the rest of the world.

If you haven't seen the trailer for it, set yourself up with an Xbox 360 japanese account and download it. biggrin You won't regret it.
15805  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MS pwns Lionhead on: April 07, 2006, 01:56:24 AM
The motivation is this : MS has the capitol to invest in a lucrative gaming company which has :

A) existing fan base
B) more press than any one game company SHOULD have
C) Intellectual properties to titles with sequels
D) The guts to try and reinvent genres (admittedly they didn't do so well with Fable; but the B&W series is amazing).

I just hope that MS can put a leash on the PR part of Lionhead, and maybe get them to take smaller bites. We don't need tree simulators.

Now, I'd like to see MS drop 3 bux to buy PlanetMoon Studios and get some Giants Citizen Kabuto II going.
15806  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Super Mario blocks <> bombs? on: April 06, 2006, 02:38:30 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Of course!  Nothing screams imminent terrorist attack like gold-wrapped boxes with question marks spray-painted on 'em.  Osama and The Riddler are tight, yo.


Idle hands are the devil's workshop. Cut off everyone's hands and we'll all be free of the devil!

Purge the sinners! PURGE THEM ALL!!!
15807  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Super Mario blocks <> bombs? on: April 06, 2006, 02:33:12 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Girls always play games.  The surprising thing here is that they of the video variety.


+1 FTW.  :?
15808  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GC] How is Baten Kaitos? on: April 06, 2006, 02:24:23 PM
+1 on the bad voice acting; it makes the Dynasty Warriors series seem top-notch. ::shudder::

I got tired of the card battle thing; I preferred Phantom Dust a LOT more on Xbox. (it also sported the bad voice acting and cliche'd JRPG storyline)
15809  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon - Co Op Interest on: April 06, 2006, 02:20:24 PM
If you guys see me on in Oblivion (or pretty much anything else) send me an invite for GRAW MP; I'm always up for that. (Except is Meriam is totin' an m-60... then I'd rather play as a terrorist; less chance of being hit. slywink )BTW, you guys know those levels WAY too well. I've only played them through a couple times; I'm thinking a terrorist hunt might be fun.
15810  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Put your own face in Oblivion on: April 04, 2006, 03:45:49 PM
actually, he didn't yell it.
He just "said" bang, and the gate was intimidated enough to close.
15811  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Logitech Harmony Universal Remote - YES! on: April 02, 2006, 01:12:00 PM
I was wildly unsatisfied with the 688 remote.. the directional "ring" was poor response and the buttons were not friendly to soft button presses.

(my friend hated using it; I had bought it for her to reduce remote count).

As to the MS one, it does look pretty good. Maybe I'll watch for one on ebay. biggrin
15812  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution Specs on IGN - Less Powerful than the Xbox 1 on: April 01, 2006, 12:19:52 PM
your statement begs the question. I disagree with your percieved Sony FTW. They've let their footing slip; it is currently an undetermined "fact" that Sony will be the winner this generation.

They have to earn it, and that's where I think this falls down. Sony's confidence in their new product doesn't necessarily translate to top selling. They will hold impressive marketshare, but I think it may be too early to be handing out crowns.
15813  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Want Oblivion (pc) - And I got it! on: April 01, 2006, 12:11:58 PM
this is an april fools day joke, isn't it?
15814  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this a man/woman thing or am I truely nuts? on: April 01, 2006, 01:24:58 AM
Quote from: "dbt1949"
I'll be 57 July 29th. My body has aged about 80 years tho. :?


Women, Wine and drugs eh? slywink
15815  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: April 01, 2006, 01:23:07 AM
So how does one tame them? smile Also, how do you talk someone out of attacking you... it involves black.

Oh, and are there any benefits to getting infected by a vampire?

Yep. Great impressions thread. Ah well, we all know it peters out to this kind of thing. biggrin
15816  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 31, 2006, 07:52:15 PM
Run them past highwaymen. They don't get along. biggrin

And the venerable words of the hero rang through the valley - "OMG RUN!!! AGGRO TRAIN !!"
15817  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution Specs on IGN - Less Powerful than the Xbox 1 on: March 31, 2006, 02:53:57 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "Hetz"
No, I'm not talking about old classics. Yes, those are available as well, but I'm talking about new games. Puzzle games, simple arcade style games like Feeding Frenzy. Those kind of games appeal to casual gamers.


The most excitement I've seen regarding a potential Live Arcade release is Street Figher 2 not anything "new".  Geometry Wars is without a doubt the hottest thing that Live Arcade currently has going but are you going to tell me with a straight face that there is a sizable number of people shelling out $400 for a 360 to pay GW who aren't already predisposed towards current console offerings?  


See, and this is where I pull out the "I can see Hetz's point" card. The 360's platform isn't BASED on nostalgia, it's a nice little surprise. It's allowing a hardcore or even casual "gamer" to bring in their friends and family. Wives around the globe may not be impressed with their husbands' GRAW or Gears of War (this is a gross generalization Moriarty, please forgive the stereotype), however it DOES play games that may cater to their personal interests.

Some people buy the bigger bottle of perfume to get the $3 handbag in a gift box; this stuff does move product regardless of the true value.

Selling that $3 handbag on it's own isn't going to necessarily see the same commercial success.

This is where MS is likely going to succeed. They may not own the little-game market right away, but they're planting the seed. MS has always been a forward thinking company, and have proven that they're willing to lose a little to win.

That's not to say that Hetz is right on the big N front failing, (OMGWTFTIVO=DOA!!11!!eleventyone1!1) but just because they're pushing innovation that they're going to succeed. *cough*virtualboy*cough**cough*gameglove*hack**cough*
15818  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon Advanced Warrior doesn't have "save anytime on: March 31, 2006, 02:41:39 PM
FWIW : I'm halfway through, and I haven't had any moments that NEEDED the googles, with exception to when the image is scrambled (which was a night mission so it was well worth it). 70% is a pretty big freakin' number, buddy. I've used them maybe 8-9%. Maybe.

I like the fact that the night vision doesn't just become some super-vision mode that has no drawbacks.

As to the brightness, no problems there either. I'm using an HD LCD display (2405FPW).

The save points aren't horrid either; I've not yet run into a point where I couldn't go further. I've restarted missions if I've lost a teammate and stumbled over the checkpoint, and that ain't great... but it gives me an opportunity to do it better.

I think the checkpoints are placed well; they don't have a feeling of too far. They generally are in between heavy conflict, so you're not under direct pressure during save moments. A few times you've only got about 10-15seconds of breathing time, however... defending the mexican president missions are generally like this.

I've run a mission to take out the big guns with C4... there are save points between so I'm guessing it's not the same one. Basically you climb to the top of a villa after being dropped from a chopper (and taking out soldiers and enforcements). You then need to take out scramblers and mobile surface-to-air launchers and then climb to the top of the fortress and take out the big guns. There's at least 3 checkpoints in that run.

It may be that the post above is talking about a different mission; I've not yet encountered that level.
15819  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Zelda uses Rev controller on: March 31, 2006, 02:22:47 PM
Nintendo is MAKING MONEY!

(sorry, had to take Devil's thunder ... he's apparently been busy at work).

That interview has certainly piqued my interest in the upcoming Rev / Zelda game. biggrin
15820  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MegaMan: The Movie on: March 31, 2006, 01:25:51 PM
I'm not entirely sure that Capcom is backing this project. slywink
15821  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] New Live Downloads : GRAW Multiplayer Demo on: March 31, 2006, 01:13:23 PM
Well, what are you waiting for? If you don't OWN Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, go download the demo now! This is no time to be a fence-sitter.

When I say fence-sitter, I'm not referring to the lucrative job of watching someone's fence while they go out to see a movie and maybe to a fancy dress-up dinner, while you're left to make sure that their lattice-topped cedar lawn-barricade is safe. After going through their cupboards and fridge looking for good things to eat, you venture into the basement only to discover THAT THE OWNERS ARE SICK AND DEPRAVED HUMAN BEINGS!!!

Spoiler for Hiden:
 [shudder]                          Ugh, Pokemon trading cards... puke
15822  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey's got a new costume... [Spoiler] on: March 30, 2006, 08:44:43 PM
here are the key players:

Quote
Tobey Maguire ....  Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst ....  Mary Jane Watson
Topher Grace ....  Eddie Brock/Venom (attached)
James Franco ....  Harry Osborn
Thomas Haden Church ....  Flint Marko/Sandman
Bryce Dallas Howard ....  Gwen Stacy (attached)
James Cromwell ....  Captain George Stacy


Topher better get on the juice... slywink
15823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 30, 2006, 08:26:27 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
There are also several people working to cap the level scaling system, already with releases out.  But the levels don't matter much to me -- it's the sheer idiocy of what was unspeakably rare gear in Morrowind being available and common to every NPC once my character hits a certain magical level number.


As I understand it, the premise of these dark times is that they are just emerging. Now, the scaling of the monsters as time goes by means that if you were pissing around picking flowers and your combat skills went the way of the Jerry Springer Show (you know, human decay) you would most certainly NOT enjoy the game as you run from EVERY encounter.

The world is being invaded, it's not unreasonable that there would be a visible scaling of difficulty (right?) I'm not that far, Real Life has cut off my progress in Oblivion.
15824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution Specs on IGN - Less Powerful than the Xbox 1 on: March 30, 2006, 07:38:09 PM
BTW: IN!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
15825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution Specs on IGN - Less Powerful than the Xbox 1 on: March 30, 2006, 07:35:52 PM
Quote from: "Purge"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Laugh @ Hetz.

It'll make more money than the paperweight 360, you better as hell believe that.


It'll make money for sure... more than the 360 has yet to be seen. The 360 is reportedly losing less $$$ per console than Xbox1, a SIGNIFICANT improvement on the MS business model last go-round.


Actually, it came up earlier than that, Devil.  Cool  Where the hell were you? I thought you had a spider app running on GT looking for nintendo threads to boost your post count with "NINTENDO IS MAKING MONEY!" and "IN!"

slywink
15826  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution Specs on IGN - Less Powerful than the Xbox 1 on: March 30, 2006, 12:54:48 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Laugh @ Hetz.

It'll make more money than the paperweight 360, you better as hell believe that.


It'll make money for sure... more than the 360 has yet to be seen. The 360 is reportedly losing less $$$ per console than Xbox1, a SIGNIFICANT improvement on the MS business model last go-round.

As to the Mega-hurts I gotta say this : It doesn't matter the clock speed if the architecture uses it better.

Look at the AMD Athy64's; a 2.2GHz stomps the crap out of the 3.2GHz Intels. Even before the 64bit chips, AMD was doing well with their 2200+ cpus (which ran at a paltry 1.4GHz IIRC).

We're not comparing apples to apples here. Measure the horsepower of the engine, not the rotations per minute.
15827  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 30, 2006, 02:39:37 AM
I have an Xbox USB memory card if you're interested... smile Mega-X-Key. PM me if you're interested, bullwinkle.
15828  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS : Black Gamecube & accessories + 2 games on: March 30, 2006, 02:37:18 AM
I may; I suspect I do.

I don't have the box for the wavebirds, memory card or the extra AV cable (RF or component).
15829  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [360] Can I add friends from the Internet on: March 29, 2006, 07:54:30 PM
Only since E3 2003. Before that you were a figment of my digital imagination. slywink

So really, you're like 3 years old. And at no point (that I _KNOW_OF_) did you spend it in diapers. Congrats. biggrin

I may not be the center of the universe per se, but I just might be the gravitational center. slywink
15830  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 29, 2006, 07:50:27 PM
This is the first time I've felt bad about time wasted when I could be playing it. Like, driving to work, being at work, and driving home from work.

The only problem is, I've got so many home reno's on the go, and then there's time well spent with a my son, and also a beautiful woman and her amazing little boy. (he's a year younger than my boy).

Life, it seems, is closing the gates of oblivion and opening the gates of oblivious-to-gaming . :: sigh ::
15831  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [360] Can I add friends from the Internet on: March 29, 2006, 04:47:45 PM
categories for friends would be ideal.

(like personal, GameX, GameY etc... so I can tell who my GRAW vs GT vs IRL friends are at a glance).

I'm sure it's coming; it'll likely be integrated with the MSN Messenger style at some point.
15832  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS : Black Gamecube & accessories + 2 games on: March 29, 2006, 04:41:50 PM
Includes :

1 GameCube (black) with component connection
1 wired controller
2 wavebirds (one silver, one off-white)
2 charge kits (new, unused at all).
1 Gameboy Advance adapter
1 memory card

F-Zero, Animal crossing (with additional memory card).
I may be able to get another few games (metriod, Zelda and old zelda games).

PM me with reasonable offer. I need the money for home reno's; I'm not likely to play these anymore. Be sure to specify what you are interested in.

I also have a component cable for sale; I'd rather sell it with the system.
15833  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion-Tips , Advice and Help-Spoilerific on: March 28, 2006, 09:01:27 PM
"Why is that Destructor guy following guys into the changeroom with a wet towel poised?"

 :shock:
15834  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Canada hunters start killing seals, tempers flare on: March 28, 2006, 08:55:15 PM
Cute little stories they have at a bear activists website. When my dad was there on a service call rotation for IBM (last year on a 4 week trip due to lack of hardware etc) it was well known that bears MAUL people. People (not just visitors) are constantly on polar bear watch. My dad isn't a stranger to Northern manitoba; he also worked on the DEW line (Defensive Early Warning, IIRC) during the cold war with the US / Russian arms race.

That list of "incidents" is a homogenized list from a group of people with "activist" behind their name. I'd take that with a grain of salt. By the same token, bears can be quite indifferent to human life. The thing is, polar bears (more than other bears) suffer from starvation. Their young die often of it, and desperation doesn't care what kind of animal you eat.

Also, the moose out here are deadly. They'll cut you man; they'll kill you dead. They hunt seals too; seals prey on their young. Have you ever seen a seal diving out of the sky on an unsuspecting wolf pup only to flatten it into a bloody pancake of tissue and bone, then pour grade A maple syrup on it and lounge around with friends on a saturday morning?

You'll never know the terrors! biggrin
15835  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Canada hunters start killing seals, tempers flare on: March 28, 2006, 08:28:47 PM
Quote from: "Koz"
Polar bears are dying, not breeding. Due to global warming, the ice floes polar bears rely on for feeding are slowly melting away. Some say they'll be extinct within the century.

Also, the recorded deaths of humans by polar bears in Canada is under 10 in the past 50 years. They pose no credible threat to people.


Visit Churchhill, MB. :/
15836  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (3/27) on: March 28, 2006, 01:06:54 AM
stiffler, you might as well get the DW5:Empires for the 360 instead of the PS2... at least you can chat with others while killing Meng Huo yet AGAIN. slywink
15837  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 27, 2006, 08:24:22 PM
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
I felt really bad for the guy in the Paranoia quest series.  Nice when a game makes you care about the characters.


Spoiler for Hiden:
I assume you followed the 3 people around and reported that none of them are in conspiracy... I went through his house and he has notes on a table in the basement based on your encounter. I'd like to get one of those notes to prove to the guards that he should be locked up.

Or get his house, whichever. :twisted:

as I understand it, one can block, and while blocking try to convince someone to stop attacking. ... makes me wonder if I can talk him out of getting himself killed. (the guard killed him instead of me).
15838  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Can I add friends from the Internet on: March 27, 2006, 08:16:52 PM
you can't, however you CAN plug in a USB keyboard into the 360 and type to your hearts content.
15839  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (3/27) on: March 27, 2006, 08:14:11 PM
DW5 for sure, I miss me some Chinese combat, yo.

Plus, it's on the cheap. (40US). biggrin

I may get Rumble Roses XX if it gets favorable reviews; or maybe trade Perfect Dark 0 for it. ::shrug:: I've got to get through GRAW, Oblivion (five times) and Amped 3.

:: sigh :: I don't even have time to play any of those, nevermind playing some Black & White 2.
15840  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 27, 2006, 03:41:29 PM
Quote from: "Interloper"
I think I may have hit a bug last night also.  

In the Waterfront District, I entered the Tower there.  That room was empty, but I noticed a hatch that went to some gaurd quarters in the floor.  Down I went.  In that next room were some gaurds, and nothing else of interest (at least that I could take with them watching.)  But, the hatch out was now locked!  Said I needed a key to get out!  Well, crap.  I looked around and couldn't find it.  But- one of the gaurds had it on him, with my choices being to pickpocket or kill him.  At level one, either wasn't an option.I even got his disposition maxed, and still found no way to get that key off him.   I was stuck.  I had to reload  previous save.

Also, I have a horse I got by legitimate means.  After exiting the imperial city on one visit, I found that it was now considered a crime for me to ride my horse (the icon changed to red for some reason).  I can't figure that one out either...


Actually, it may not be a bug. Try waiting 23 hours. You may have inadvertantly gone through when the hatch was unlocked due to changing guards. I know from following people around in Skilvalt (or something like that) that people lock their houses when they leave. If you're inside when it's time to lock up to go to bed they will approach you to get out. In that situation I don't know if anyone had the authority to do so to your character.
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