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16161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 or the Real Thing? on: January 13, 2006, 07:23:05 PM
Quote from: "Booner"
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Not bad.  The real question is how they look in motion, though.

Buildings and roads aren't supposed to move.

 :shock:  :lol: You made me laugh out loud. People are looking at me. Fool.
16162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you looking forward to? (2006) on: January 13, 2006, 04:56:54 PM
Halo3, Gears of war, Zelda :NOT the WindWaker Edition, another crimsone skies, FFXI for 360.
16163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / RE4 - why have "normal" mode on: January 13, 2006, 04:51:29 PM
die a bunch of times in a row, I think that unlocks easy mode.
16164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Revolution] Subscription pricing info... on: January 13, 2006, 04:47:02 PM


16165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever wanted to love a game you absolutely hate? on: January 12, 2006, 12:42:39 PM

Black and White 1.

The Sims.

Metroid Prime.


DOA Ultimate, & 4.

PGR3. I just don't love it. PGR2 to some extent as well.
16166  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT/FS: Metroid Prime: Echoes on: January 12, 2006, 04:03:01 AM
you've got PM
16167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / original xbox : hdtv? on: January 11, 2006, 10:18:30 PM
it's a mandatory download from when live went to v3.
16168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / original xbox : hdtv? on: January 11, 2006, 05:04:22 PM
Get the HD AV pack (the Monster one is too expensive).

I'd suggest looking at ebay for the cables, I'm sure there's people selling used sets.

Here is some for sale.

As to getting your Xbox dashboard to show in HD, hold down both triggers and push the left and right thumbsticks in.

If it messes up the display do it again to toggle back. I would suggest doing this AFTER you have HDTV kit hooked up, and then go into setup and turn on 720p / 1080i and 16:9 widescreen settings.

Amped 2 is a 720p game, so are most of the Tony Hawks. List of HDTV games
16169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Killzone should have gotten more attention on: January 10, 2006, 08:21:58 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
I thought Killzone got plenty of attention.

It was just mostly negative because they billed it as a Halo killer, which I think most people agree, it was not.

16170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting a 360 on Monday, and not excited on: January 10, 2006, 08:18:25 PM
hrmmm, do they also set their televisions up in the shower? Location is VERY important. Most products come with instructions; "Manual" isn't just a charming book about a young spanish boy.

The powerbrick doesn't have to be fastened to one of the blades on a windmill; it DOES however need breathing room, just like a quality amplifier, computer power supply, or even some satt/cable PVR boxes.
16171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hostel on: January 09, 2006, 04:00:44 PM
Quote from: "Doopri"
hell i liked house of 1000 corpses.

- 1

Eli Roth = Uwe Boll ?
16172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gaming in Hi Def: How do I tell the difference? on: January 09, 2006, 12:34:56 PM
Here's the acid test....

first make sure your xbox dashboard is properly set up (480p 720p and 1080i enabled, with the 16:9 screen)

Then load Amped2 and fly down the hill. (it's 720p).

it should look awesome.
16173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / And the 2006 Oscar host is... on: January 05, 2006, 04:34:07 PM
... on a three hour tour... a three hour tour.
16174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [ADVICE] My poop is red, what should I do? on: January 05, 2006, 04:30:29 PM
Uhm, CrayolaSmoker... maybe you should cut down on the red crayons... try magenta.

/exit purple yule log
16175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360]Hmm...external HD-DVD drive announced on: January 05, 2006, 04:26:39 PM
Quote from: "JLu"
How exactly will consumers be able to enjoy HD DVD movies when the major studios are primarily supporting Blu Ray?  (If I recall, two of the six are supporting both, but isn't it sort of already obvious that Blu Ray won this battle before it really started?)

If Blu Ray I'd seriously consider this add on.  HD DVD?  Eh.

There's actually been some swing towards HD DVD in the past month or so; it's looking like Sony's "this is our product" campaign is falling apart with stuff like facts and reality coming into play.

::shrug:: I'll pick up the dominant one; there's no guarantee that I'll buy blu-ray movies just because I (may) have a PS3.
16176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / RPG to look out for in 2006 - a few thoughts on: January 05, 2006, 01:47:55 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
Quote from: "philosophist_"
the Elder Scrolls 4!

The tread is about games in 2006, not later.  smile

be nice.... Oblivion FTW.
16177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fight Night Round 3 DEMO!!! On Xbox Live Marketplace NOW! on: January 05, 2006, 01:44:50 PM
plus the points system is a unified currency across the board, so I'm not buying an addon for a Lionhead game  or 6.5EU or 10USD or 12CAD. Blech. Gimme points instead.
16178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360]Hmm...external HD-DVD drive announced on: January 05, 2006, 01:38:20 PM
exactly. Also, I'd hope there was a firmware / software upgrade to upconvert standard DVDs to HD (so 720p and 1080i displays).
16179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS numbers on: January 04, 2006, 08:37:36 PM
lets get this out of the way.

Nintendo, as I am led to believe, is MAKING MONEY.

And not just in their basement with a press and some stolen plates.

Now Devil doesn't need to say anything. slywink right dev?
16180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 04, 2006, 08:33:46 PM
Quote from: "CeeKay"
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
The MGS4 demo, though, totally looked accomplishable (is that a word?, imo.  And there's a 9-minute video out there where a few members of the team play around with the demo, all in real-time.  Changing the angles...that all but makes me believe we'll be seeing a game that looks just like the trailer we saw when it hits.  Whenever that'll be.

So we get 15 minutes of gameplay and 9 hours of cut scenes this time out, right?

Found their new tagline :

A game the whole family can watch.
16181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Drama/blog] Getting... tired. on: January 04, 2006, 08:19:18 PM
Quote from: "JLu"
I felt that way in high school and through my first year of college...

Not sure exactly what changed --  [...] All I would say is an echo -- if what you are doing isn't working for you, try something different.  Things absolutely can improve, but they won't necessarily without some sort of change.

I know what changed... you found the intarweb, and pr0n, right? Right? <nudge, nudge> slywink

I get into funked out moods. As the bible states: This too shall pass. Not that I'm biblical or even remotely religious, but given that the book has been around for over a thousand years and is still widely revered, I'd have to say that it's safe to take it's advice. It has not yet passed, even if the accuracy in details and contexts of it's many stories have.

I found that trying something completely different changed my mood. It wakes up the brain to do something you don't normally do. Cycle to school, take up an art class even though you can't draw, etc.

Smile even though you don't feel like smiling. It worked for me.
16182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Serious freakin problems setting up my wireless bridge on: January 04, 2006, 07:43:24 PM
I picked one up, it didn't see my network, so I took it back. frown I *would* like it wireless if at all possible.
16183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: KOTOR III News - It's Something! on: January 04, 2006, 07:39:40 PM
Quote from: "warning"
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
I'm not sure if there are any compentent western RPG houses left to develop it.

Bethesda?  :wink:

From Obsidian to Oblivion? nice... slywink
16184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR III News - [I think it's Official!] on: January 04, 2006, 07:38:32 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
If they were going to announce it, they'd wait until E3 methinks. Besides, I thought the first two were mega hits so a third one should be a no-brainer. I'm still holding out for the "finished game" mod for the PC version of part two though before I play it. slywink

16185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sunday Skin - Christmas Edition on: January 04, 2006, 12:45:24 PM doesn't require NSFW. Nuff said.
16186  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Scoreboard (Bandwidth Warning) on: December 31, 2005, 04:09:56 PM
updated with full list from official Xbox360 Live gamertags. En-freakin-joy.
Also, their alphabetically sorted, (left to right x3)
16187  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: December 31, 2005, 04:00:32 PM
[updated Dec.30.2005 : added a fuckload of people, including Booner, Calvin (finally! ) Cap'n Caveman, Ddunwoody, Disarm, Laner, Philosophist, Soulbringer and Sparhawk. Updated Loomi with his new tag.]
16188  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Anyone want to add to an XBox 360 Live Tutorial? on: December 31, 2005, 03:45:42 PM

Hitting the X360 logo to get the mini-dash (half-screen on the left)is where you can find stuff that you can't find anywhere else...
  • if you select your gamertag you can actually go onto live and CHANGE it.I'm lookin' at YOU, Knightshade... slywink get your ULTIMA-te tag back you deserter... Tongue
  • This half-screen comes up even when you're on the FULL dashboard. Use it to your advantage.
  • You can also start your custom music from that panel, and it will replace any music ingame as well.
  • Note that the volume of the music is also controlled from there.
  • You can invite online gamers into private chat while still enjoying single OR multiplayer games and still be able to chat in multiplayer.

The chat channels in the Live mini-dash are awesome. Use em, it makes the games you play so much more fun. Lockdown and I wasted an afternoon together just shootin' the shit. Too bad you can't have more than 1 friend per channel.
  • The live Mini-dash gives you 4 private (1 on 1) chat channels PLUS the games own multiplayer channel. (so you can bounce between in-game chat and your own live private chats)
  • You could invite someone you're playing with (in the multiplayer game)into a secure channel to discuss strategy, or just shoot the shit without having to air your dirty laundry.
  • Or you could chat with mytocles whilst she plays Zuma's revenge and you are downloading demos. Whatever.
  • When people switch to and from your established private channels, it lets you know. It also lets them know when you're AFC(away from channel). I made that up. You like? I *knew* you would. biggrin
  • Whenever a Live indicator is up (such as "Devil is paging you" or "Purge Joined your Private Chat", if you hit the X360 logo button while the indicator is up it will take you back to that channel.
  • You can hit it afterwards (if you were too slow) to get into the mini-dash and bounce over there manually.
  • from the mini-dash you can see the state of all your channels and who is in them.

Some tips for the wireless controller folks.
  • If you need to synch a controller, there is a tiny white button near the play-n-charge connector on the top. Hit that and the controller will try to re-synch to the xbox360.
  • I'm hoping you all have noticed the quadrant style light; it corresponds to screens you pull up. So you know which of your 3 jerk friends keeps holding up the damned game so they can change the music.
  • In case you hadn't noticed, if you hold down the X360 logo on your controller, you can either turn off the console, or just turn your controller off.
  • If you need to charge your controller but don't want your system on (using the plug and play kit), press the power button once (gently) on the console while it is on.
  • If the controller needs a charge and is connected with the kit at the time, the system will power off but the controller will still charge (you can tell with the light on the cable kit).
  • Do NOT show your girlfriend the wireless controller with the vibration. 'nuff said. (or do, you dirty, dirty person, you... :twisted: )

One other thing... If you have an HDTV, be sure to throw the switch on the cable that connects to the xbox360 from TV to HDTV. slywink See? Now it doesn't look like ass.  biggrin
16189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why Oblivion was delayed on: December 31, 2005, 03:27:39 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I don't think a Bethesda game has the kind of clout that MS would need to push units anyway.  Such a thing might work on, say, Halo, but I hardly think anyone is buying a 360 just to get their paws on Oblivion.

:looks down at feet:

Uh, it was a motivator for me too.

16190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why Oblivion was delayed on: December 31, 2005, 03:26:45 PM
Quote from: "godhugh"
Quote from: "Sarkus"

I'd imagine you guys knew that well before you decided to share it with the rest of the world.

I don't mind that games are delayed but I do mind when massive delays happen at the last minute.

What difference does it make?

If a game is delayed due to marketing, or closed-door exclusivity deals you can have delays NOT related to the fact that it's not done.
16191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sunday Skin - Christmas Edition on: December 30, 2005, 11:04:23 PM
guys. ALWAYS have a [Not Safe For Wife/Work] tag on these threads. Those who don't normally go to Off Topic may get blind-sided.

[off to nurse wounds]
16192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Americans Unite: BLOW UP YOUR TOILETS!! on: December 30, 2005, 10:59:18 PM
Quote from: "TK-421"

[sig]Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors! [/sig]

Heh. You said "blast". hehe
16193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UMD Movies - Here to stay or just a faze? on: December 30, 2005, 10:54:40 PM
16194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A Huge Public Thanks To Purge on: December 30, 2005, 03:49:15 PM
Cripes... this thread should be abolished. I feel like a charletan.

I originally bought it for a local friend of mine; but since he's got a 6week old he figured he couldn't really use it until end of january anyways (which I think is a hopeful statement; having a son I know it took longer than that for me). He told me to make my christmas merry and to make money on it by ebaying it. I talked to MSDuncan, as he was my "First" request for one and he absolved me of any bad feelings about ebaying it.
So I did ebay the damned thing, and some UK buyer was buying it to replentish stock, so I closed out.  The UK woman wanted to buy it, and complained about shipping and was acting funny (wanted shipping to new york, and then florida, and then some UK address) and it didn't sell for all that much more either and I said "screw it, I know people who want it more. "

MSDuncan had already gotten one, and when I originally started this thread I talked with AA, so he was next on the list.

I christmas-wrapped it in hopes that it would get there before christmas. It technically DID get there, but it arrived on the 24th and no one was at the place of work to sign for it (I should have sent it to AA's house; he would have had it under the tree).

I appreciate everyone's kind words, and I love all of you for it. smile I'm no saint though; I'm just glad I could bring a real smile to the face of a digital friend. smile

and yeah, I'm blushing at all the kind words.   :oops:
16195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: December 22, 2005, 08:35:20 PM
this thread is jumping around like shooting a flak cannon from a boomarang.

'nuff said. slywink
16196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What is this squirrel doing? on: December 22, 2005, 08:18:34 PM
And in THIS CORNER, wieghing in at a WHOPPING 4lbs, 3oz, is Hardy Howell, the Meanest Hedgehog in the West!

Are you READY TO RUMBLE???!!
16197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sunday th 18th: Camping Out? When? on: December 19, 2005, 11:52:06 PM
It's peoples money. Money is not an item; it's a potential value. Hetz was lucky, Stimpy had opportunity and msduncan has had little of either.

Sad thing is, greed is a motivator.

I have just picked up a second Xbox360 premium today, and I'm trying to decide on whether to sell it to a CG'er (this one was picked up for a local friend who then refused it) or if I should ebay it and try to recoup some financial loss for my original 360.

It's a tough decision, one I've not fully decided on yet. frown I didn't think I could be greedy, but clearly the dark side is calling me. :evil:
16198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DOA 4 ....another delay.... on: December 19, 2005, 03:04:13 PM
Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"
They probably still have some glitch with the breast bouncing code.

mmmmm, glitch....
16199  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Wireless router ARGGGGHHH!!! on: December 16, 2005, 12:03:20 AM
I'd suggest killing the UPNP option; that fucked me up.
16200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Whoever said PSP would outsell DS this holiday season? on: December 15, 2005, 11:33:41 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
"PSP Exclusive: DRAMATIC analog NUB!"

or the DS's analog...nevermind...

why would a disgruntled red waterbuffalo* care about analog sticks? Dev, your hooves are too imprecise anyways. Might I suggest a Dance mat, or go big with the original xbox controller?

*- nice avatar. slywink
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