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15961  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.
15962  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.
15963  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).
15964  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
15965  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 ::
15966  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.
15967  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.
15968  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?"

15969  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
15970  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. :/
15971  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
15972  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).
15973  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.
15974  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.
15975  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.
15976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Its Oblivion...but..uh...its wrong. on: March 27, 2006, 03:26:54 PM
Column A.
15977  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Canada hunters start killing seals, tempers flare on: March 27, 2006, 12:17:11 PM
Hey, I'm not crazy about the process either; it's not something I would engage in. I'm only bothered by the propogandic point of view.
15978  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 27, 2006, 12:14:35 PM
+1 to unbreakable for FFI and FF2 (GBA)

Thanks! Just got it on friday.
15979  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 27, 2006, 12:12:59 PM
+1 to
Autistic_Angel (if I didn't send one before)
for Xbox 360 premium sales. Hope you guys have fun on Live!
15980  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: gamecube component cables on: March 27, 2006, 12:10:29 PM
send me PM; I may have a set. Right now I'm negotiating selling my GC w. GBA converter and 3 controllers (2 wavebirds w. charge kits). If he doesn't want to pay for the component cable I'll sell it to you.
15981  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Canada hunters start killing seals, tempers flare on: March 26, 2006, 07:43:59 PM
They'd club cows too, but their skulls are two thick. They use a 3/4 inch bolt gun with a compressor, as they don't want bullets in the meat.

They club seals as it won't damage fur. This isn't new. Keeping them in zoos for people to point while they play in captivity is no better, IMHO.

Does this mean I don't eat meat, or go to the zoo? No. I'm human; being a hypocrite comes naturally. biggrin

I blame the Disney culture that has had such a profound effect on the north american belief system over the past 50 years. With all of our fairy tales that now have happy endings (EG: The Little Mermaid does NOT survive the story), and all of our non-agressive animals having big doe eyes makes for a poor perspective on life. Death is a part of life; it's the one thing that we ALL share in common.
15982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sunday Skin - 3/26/06 on: March 26, 2006, 03:43:02 PM
So THIS is your scapegoat Ron.

Uh, honey, I'm not looking at porn; I'm trying to find content for the Sunday Skin thread! slywink
15983  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Canada hunters start killing seals, tempers flare on: March 26, 2006, 03:35:55 PM
First of all, read the article :

At one point a hunter, frustrated at the activists' presence, picked up the bloody carcass of a skinned seal and threw it at a small inflatable craft full of protesters and journalists. It hit the boat and sank.

One sealing boat steamed straight toward the journalists' craft and turned at the last moment, sending a wave crashing over the observers.

Canada says the hunt gives the local economy a crucial boost and helps keep a harp seal population of almost six million animals in check.

Note how it's one hunter who does this, and then it becomes plural in everyone's interpretation. As if the protesters aren't TRYING to get them irate and do rash things.

Then they talk about international propaganda.

The fact is that if they're getting out of hand in population, they need to be kept in check. They are NOT an endangered species. If they continue to grow in population then the polar bears will also grow. Polar bears are considered the fiercest of land-based predators. They are one of the few bears who will kill humans without question.

As to the killing of seals and how it's done, we're talking about ice-flows folks... not some flowery field with bunnies and foxes drinking tea together and having these big ow baad hunters weckin a peaceful love-in. Of COURSE they've got to shoot from boats... or you know, SWIM in -20 degree water.

Do you think that the chicken you eat is treated ANY better? these animals have had their freedom for their entire lives. The food we eat is (generally) cooped in a 1 foot cube for its entire existance. I mean, when's the last time you had veal? How about a calf never seeing sunlight?

If there was a market for seal meat I'm sure we'd have a "humane" company like mcdonalds up there licketty-split to help the world. :roll:

Bon Apetit.
15984  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: March 26, 2006, 03:27:26 PM
Whoa, Whoa Whooaaaa.

 :shock: We gotta CLOSE gates? Awww FUCK!
15985  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT/FS nintendo ds with 2 games on: March 26, 2006, 03:25:25 PM
15986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon - Co Op Interest on: March 26, 2006, 03:21:52 PM
Quote from: "MerianMoriarty"
jeez, the things you boys get up to when i'm not in GRAW to keep you in line...  :lol:

i say KEEP running in front of people and giving them one sec or less warning!  that way i can be sure to hit you with my 50cal or my m60.  ^_^

Frankly, you don't need any help.  :?
15987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How normal are the 360 unreadable disk errors? on: March 26, 2006, 03:17:25 PM
never for me
15988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion-Tips , Advice and Help-Spoilerific on: March 25, 2006, 07:40:57 PM
I've noticed price differences. As a matter of fact, there's a quest based on it in the market section of the capitol.
15989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - Character Creation/Description Thread on: March 24, 2006, 08:04:17 PM
I. Don't. Belong. Here.

Please tell me you guys with backstories don't LARP. ninja

I need to go now... maybe wash the geek-smell off of me after just GLANCING in this thread. slywink

I am NOT a roleplayer it seems. Now my "Honey, you can come out of the bathroom now... I've got the batman suit on and I have the stick of butter!" seems so... tame by comparison.

So I've got a lvl2 redguard crusader with horse sign (I tend to run from things such as ogres, wolves, bandits, highwaymen, donkeys, waterfowl and halitosis). She's a little mannish and has a perpetual 5 o'clock shadow. It seems all female redguards do. I just couldn't go with the guy; he looked too much like an Amped3 extra. slywink

I tend to lull bandits into a false sense of security... I sneak and stick em with arrows for 1-2 hits (crit on first) and then as soon as they charge they get smacked around with a blunt 2h axe with poison. :: shrug ::
15990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafx games on the Revolution on: March 24, 2006, 07:32:47 PM
Y's  Book 1 & 2 from the CD system? will it be there? I hope so... also Shapeshifter. biggrin
15991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Go? on: March 24, 2006, 04:11:24 PM
better than GA ...


Mario Toga party 7.
15992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best Fight Scene....EVER. on: March 24, 2006, 03:48:23 PM
"yeah, see ya!"
15993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Unofficial Oblivion Help thread. on: March 24, 2006, 03:39:28 PM
To clean this up, I'm looking for one thread. Since this game's got legs, I imagine it might be a good idea to sticky it.

So, anyone follow around the people the crazy guy in the town to the southwest of the capitol?

He hides behind the church, and you've got to follow around some woman who doesn't follow him. Then you tell him this at midnight, and he has you follow a second guy, but doesn't specify a time. Anyone know when the best time is to look for this guy?

Yeah, I know, I know. Could I BE anymore vague? [/chandler] I'm at work right now; the name escapes me.
15994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 24, 2006, 02:57:46 PM
Quote from: "Soulchilde"
Still looking for Ninroot too

There is some on the western bank of the harbor where the ships are moored outside the capitol. (if you're heading south, cross the bridge and head west past the ship... there should be a stalk of it at the end of the cobblestone path).
15995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 24, 2006, 12:58:03 AM
Quote from: "kathode"
The only choices on the ballot I got were "Blunt" and "Flapjacks and sausages."  I picked the loser frown

Speaking of which... I've yet to locate cleaning material for my 2H Axe... The blueberry syrup is going to etch the blade if I don't get it washed soon. frown

FWIW, these one-line responses I'm dropping make me feel dirty... kinda like 'Devil' responses. ninja
15996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 24, 2006, 12:55:38 AM
Quote from: "Eduardo X"
Remind me never to mess with Ron. Or even go near him, actually.

Don't worry. His smell is a natural deterrent.

:: runs ::
15997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 24, 2006, 12:54:29 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Having used axes before, let me assure you that they are a blunt object.  The use of an axe isn't a slashing type strike, but more of a 'its kinda got an edge, so I'm gonna just drive the wedge and see what breaks' sort of thing.

I'm a 2nd level Finesse Axe user. slywink
15998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is the 360 worth buying? on: March 23, 2006, 09:22:40 PM
Even the meh ones are good, which is more than I can say for the PS2 / Xbox1 launch titles.

There are some terrific games man. Fight Night 3 has it's charm (but it ain't a 9.5 no matter what anyone says) Kameo is fun, PDZ is also a great game.

I'm even having fun with Amped 3 despite the extra layer of cheese and no live multiplayer... it's funny; the manual seems to indicate it was supposed to have it... I think it got dropped to be a release title which is really too bad.
15999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 23, 2006, 05:23:49 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Though the absence of kids does hurt this a bit and the male to female ratio seems over-skewed towards males.

Naw, it's just the Nords-women are very mannish. biggrin
I was attacked by a female bandit; I thought I was fighting a kid until I killed them and took their armor. The bra is a dead-givaway, or it was just a confused youth.

Oh, and my female redguard crusader needs make-up... in most lights she looks like she's got 5 o'clock shadow.

I went to the docks by the main town, and there was some dark elf proud of her ship. She warned me not to go near it. Yep. I went near it. Then I ran from her and her 3 crew-mates... headed south, and then west to the shoreline, and crossed back over to the other side.

I went back to the ship and they all left. (looking for me, presumably)

I swear officer, I have no IDEA where their stuff went. biggrin

Now, how do I swim? I tend to just go to the bottom of the lake, and walk back to shore.
16000  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: March 23, 2006, 02:03:01 PM
add juniordan (just a note to myself as I don't have the time right now)
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