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16401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout Revenge 360 on: March 06, 2006, 04:23:57 PM
I'm getting GRAW; I'm torn between eating or getting Burnout . biggrin
16402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My inner princess is pink, bubbly, and very Peachy on: March 05, 2006, 02:00:51 PM
First DBT with the teddy bears and now this?

I knew as soon as Knighshade Dragon started wearing a tiara and flinging a pink feather boa around that it was game over ...

So this leaves me with one question .... how IS barbie horse adventures with the XBOX360 Backwards Compatibility?
16403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I got a visit from my mom last night on: March 05, 2006, 01:55:24 PM
Yeah, freaky. Teddy Bears? Dude, you need to *never* admit that to teh intarweeb again. slywink
16404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 03, 2006, 04:19:17 PM
My 360 forced a download yesterday. I wonder why...

I DID just connect my wireless adapter though, so it could be a driver thing.
16405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon Demo - Sometime in the next year on: March 03, 2006, 04:13:15 PM
I want my.... I want my GRAW TV ......

[/dire straits]
16406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Resident Evil 4 sucks. You know it is true. on: March 01, 2006, 09:33:44 PM
Quote from: "Starshifter"
To each his/her own I guess. [...]  Unlike warning, I don't get all twisted about the "realism" thing [...] I guess it's why I like most games.  I usually don't nit pick.  

Hehe. Not the best person to go for a discerning review of a game then. slywink
16407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A Force More Powerful on: March 01, 2006, 09:07:49 PM
After reading that, I'm wondering a couple of things :

1) is one of the conflicts in game where you are a candidate for the president of the united states of america, just lost, and need to find a way to still sieze power? (two-pronged "Call Daddy" & "Question the Florida Vote" is the "Easy" setting on that level)

2) Do they also have the level where you incite riots by using caracatures of a prophet (not even "god" per se) and then making available some of the most obscure european flags for the flag-burning population, and setting up newscasts to show the most heated situations?

I'm actually interested in this game. The more I think about it, the more curious I get. Here's 198 non-violent actions one can take.. #22 & #44 NEED to be done in UNISON! biggrin
16408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A Force More Powerful on: March 01, 2006, 09:03:20 PM
I gave in and clicked.


Can a computer game teach how to fight real-world adversaries—dictators, military occupiers and corrupt rulers, using methods that have succeeded in actual conflicts—not with laser rays or AK47s, but with non-military strategies and nonviolent weapons? Such a game, A Force More Powerful (AFMP), is now available. A unique collaboration of experts on nonviolent conflict working with veteran game designers has developed a simulation game that teaches the strategy of nonviolent conflict. A dozen scenarios, inspired by recent history, include conflicts against dictators, occupiers, colonizers and corrupt regimes, as well as struggles to secure the political and human rights of ethnic and racial minorities and women.
A Force More Powerful is the first and only game to teach the waging of conflict using nonviolent methods. Destined for use by activists and leaders of nonviolent resistance and opposition movements, the game will also educate the media and general public on the potential of nonviolent action and serve as a simulation tool for academic studies of nonviolent resistance.
16409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A Force More Powerful on: March 01, 2006, 09:00:17 PM
Here's my gross generalization for the day :
Alternative lifestyle = gay. (not that there's anything wrong with that)

So is this game what I think it is?? A homophobe's nightmare of sequins and feather boas? Or is it a game that employs conversation? How about a bit of description? Is it a first person talker or a realtime strategy conversation?

In all seriousness, it'd be helpful to drop a description as I'm too lazy to click on links. biggrin
16410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 01, 2006, 08:38:10 PM
+1 on the goober comment. slywink
16411  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Wild and wacky site idea... on: March 01, 2006, 05:30:19 PM
Add a Newroom forum.

The purpose? Everytime a news article goes up and is published it spawns a new forum thread in the article with the body of text as the first message.

Then the "discuss this in the forums" makes more sense, and you should allow anon access to post to that thread (but restrict it to no more than 5 messages or something to encourage signup).

just an idea... I'm not crazy about the way that some sites pull the forum comments into their article itself, I guess that is the popular way of implementing stuff like that.

:: shrug ::
16412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Console skinning ... any suggestions ? on: March 01, 2006, 05:07:21 PM
I'm considering putting this skin or this one on my 360; haven't decided yet.

Does anyone know of any other skin mfgrs they'd recommend?
16413  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / TrendCast 1.1 on: March 01, 2006, 04:15:28 PM
16414  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Would like some input on a system I'm looking at on: February 28, 2006, 05:09:59 PM
When it comes to power supplies, believe it or not Weight and price are about as important as brand and the "rating".

I've known 420W power supplies to be horribly underpowered, and seen 300-350W power supplies just sing.

I'd recommend going with the Sonata II case (as it's DAMN quiet and comes with an A grade power supply). plus the double hinged door and cpu air scoop is convenient and practical.

I have another power supply that I bought a couple years ago, and it's not done me wrong. I won't go with a power supply that costs less than 60USD for a gaming rig, and I generally look for reviews of it first.
16415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Burnout Revenge content avail in marketplace. on: February 28, 2006, 01:14:01 AM
Burnout Revenge content available :

2 videos (lo and hi res) a theme and gamer pics.

I just watched the 720p ... looks  decent.

Something to keep in mind is, if you hadn't played it on another platform, this game is HANDS DOWN one of the best arcade racing games.

Highly recommended; I only hope that the game is better with the whole EA online crap that the Xbox1 version had... oh, and that the EA trax actually SAVE your preferences properly.
16416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT Oblivion Preview on: February 26, 2006, 05:50:22 PM


16417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey's got a new costume... [Spoiler] on: February 24, 2006, 04:11:25 PM
Quote from: "Dafones"
Quote from: "RightBastard"
Looks better than the crap they're doing in the comics:

And what the hell is this about?? Did Spider-Man mutate and grow golden spider arms or something?

That bottom one is coming out of his butt.

"Webslinger, my ASS" Eww.
16418  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Xbox Games for Trade Sale on: February 24, 2006, 04:08:48 PM
I'm not... you bastards!

I'd take a couple of those games if the 360 BC worked better. frown
16419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - GOLD - Ships 3/20!! on: February 24, 2006, 03:06:59 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "Mattc0m"
Is that what I think it is? A curved sword?!
Get the fuck out of our memepool.


Word association rocks!


What in the world is going on?

My SPOON is too big.

My spoon is TOO big.
16420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How the fork do I put an .mp3 onto my Razr? on: February 23, 2006, 05:18:31 PM
If anyone needs RAZR software, PM me. I also have the standard windows driver for it so that the MINI USB cable recognizes it (and then will also charge your phone off that cable).
16421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 23, 2006, 05:15:45 PM
Oooo, the Mario Brothers Movie!!

And 6th Day. Soulless, I tellzya.
16422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Dynasty Warriors 5 : Empires on: February 23, 2006, 01:59:14 PM
WOOT! Finally, a DW title for an MS system that ISN'T just a rehash of the oldest iteration...

Xbox1 would get DW4 (plain) when DW4 (plain), then DW4 XL and DW4 : Empires was out...

Ron, you gonna get any info on this ?
16423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon Demo - Sometime in the next year on: February 23, 2006, 01:57:04 PM
erm. How is this GRAW related? slywink
16424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion Content on Xbox Live Marketplace! on: February 23, 2006, 01:55:22 PM
Did the E3 trailer have Patrick Stewart doing the voiceover? the one on the 360 seems to...
16425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon Demo - Sometime in the next year on: February 22, 2006, 09:06:51 PM
is it out??

::pees pants in anticipation::
16426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Fight Night 3 impressions on: February 21, 2006, 02:56:14 PM
I never go into sports discussion, and since it's a console game, I'd like to see it here.
16427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 21, 2006, 01:23:41 AM
Vice Squad, that Clown movie with Kevin Smith's cameo (Vulgar or something) and for high prod values I'd say Original Sin and Deep Blue Sea.
16428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do Xbox live accounts work for both Xbox 1 and 360? on: February 20, 2006, 10:15:15 PM
I don't see why not. My Xbox live account works for games such as Halo2; the game's live access is xbox live, not 360 live (emulation mode doesn't extend to adding live360 functionality into the games).

I've not tested my live account on an actual xbox1 since my upgrade though. I may be talking via my arse on this one.
16429  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help me blow lots of money on a new PC... on: February 20, 2006, 10:02:22 PM
Hrm. I would add a drive to that, Tim ... How about a 74GB Raptor drive? Run your OS on it and your basic apps and games, and mount your second hdd as subfolders for large data storage*. Plunk your disk caching onto all logical drives. It will run like a top. There is an advantage to having disk caching on all your drives; working with large files off secondary disks doesn't require the use of the defined temp folder to copy.

eg : 150x55MB RARs on E: (secondary SATA drive). Go to extract to E:, and the system will use the e: drive virtual mem cache to extract it, meaning the file(s) are extracted into RAM (virtual memory on that drive), and then the pointers are moved to wherever you "logically" extracted it on that drive. It's that, or having the system extract it to your %TEMP% folder (likely C: system drive) and then pass it through the disk controllers to the second drive. Given your crazy-ass purchase price, I think maybe you should also get a second 300GB drive and RAID0 the damn thing for even FASTER access. biggrin

Oh, and those RAPTOR drives are FAST. I have my XPMCE2005 sitting on a 36GB, with a few "slave" 8.5ms SATA drives. Bumped system performance big time. Disk access is always the bottleneck until we get a feasable/cost effective solid state memory replacement.

* What I mean is (and this *should* be common knowledge, but people still use "drive letters") ... you can nest a drive mount within your folder structure. For instance, if you have 100GB of music, you really don't want that sitting on your system drive, but you MAY want to have it under "My Music"... you could move you Doc & Settings default to your second drive, OR just go to disk management, select the logical partition (let's say E: ) you want to store the music, go to edit and add a mount point so it also is C:\Documents And Settings\Destructor\My Documents\My Music\Big_Effen_Collection (the last folder should be empty, it's a logical link for the drive to mount to).

Then under my Music you can get into Big_Effen_Collection, or access E:, and any software that looks at My Music and its subfolders will see those files as if they are there. You could even remove the E: mapping if you wanted.
16430  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: February 20, 2006, 09:43:43 PM
[updated Feb.20.2006 : added Farscry_redux, Americanidle, altair27 and sclick.]
16431  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Scoreboard (Bandwidth Warning) on: February 20, 2006, 09:43:25 PM
[updated Feb.20.2006 : added Farscry_redux, Americanidle, altair27 and sclick.]
16432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 - Delayed a year and cost over $900 to make?? on: February 20, 2006, 08:24:32 PM
You mean my Playstation 2 Kitten Corpse(tm) can't be re-used?
16433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 - Delayed a year and cost over $900 to make?? on: February 20, 2006, 01:24:14 PM
It better be able to wash my dog, take it for walks *AND* complete my taxes for 900US .
16434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Happy 29th to WBS on: February 19, 2006, 07:39:27 PM
Yeah. Happy Birthday.

After a crazy drinking binge, I expect this will be your monday morning... smile

Hey... SOMEONE had to bring it out of retirement. slywink
16435  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Links to IGN in the news page. on: February 19, 2006, 07:33:32 PM
Thanks for providing the speed test, it's appreciated. (feel free to break the link; I'd hate for you to be judged or something slywink )
16436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamecube Component Cables on: February 19, 2006, 07:28:23 PM
weak. I bought mine online last year from Nintendo. Even Lik-Sang is sold out.
16437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Mobo? New OS License says Microsoft on: February 18, 2006, 01:07:43 AM
Quote from: "drifter"
You dont own software you only license it.

It can be argued that the act of sale overrides any agreements contained within the sealed box; you can't even read the license included until you install the product. Since the license then CHANGES AFTERWARDS based on their discretion, you could not have possibly agreed to it at the register.

This has yet to be tested in a licensing case, but the sale of transaction should override the software licence. At least, I heard that from a friend of mine who used to be into patents and licenses and all that jazz. I'm not proficient in law.

If this is true, then they could see themselves facing class action as more and more people get burned by it and since a PC is completely modular, the license should be valid for any ONE PC at a time.
16438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 to launch in September? Plus PS3 online info. on: February 18, 2006, 12:58:06 AM
:roll: right, and they didn't claim that the videos were ingame. You're right, Sony's hype machine is non-existant, and they weren't touting that their games were being developed for 1080p as a STANDARD.


Sony boasted in its E3 presentation that the PlayStation 3 could output 1080p over two separate HDMI outputs, enabling dual-HDTV gaming. However, this is a future-looking feature to say the least, as most HDTVs on the market today cannot output 1080p.

Right, like the TV is the "big" limitation. Clearly it's now the hardware. They were talking about DUAL 1080p output less than a year ago. Now we're seeing that they're not even doing 1080i ? I call that DROPPED.

Oh, and one last quote, cuz I'm feeling generous :
"UPDATE: We have just been updated by our away team at the SCEA conference that not only will 1080p be supported by the system, but that this is considered the standard resolution for the system. Every game for the PS3 will be in incredible, indelible, indubitable HD.

Nobody at IGN even owns a TV that can do 1080p, but that's the system's goal - to give HDTV a killer app piece of hardware that people will no longer be able to live without. Get your wallet ready..."

There is no mistaken context there; this was published and Sony knows this was going out. It is the expectation they've set, and now it's slipping.

There's also a question as to whether the HD is going to be in it (per the Koei exec) and what else is going to be scaled down? The smoke and the mirrors are starting to part way for the real product. The PS3 seen at E3 last year was as real as the Phantom at that time.
16439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 to launch in September? Plus PS3 online info. on: February 17, 2006, 11:17:14 PM
I consider it fair game to point out press releases from the company.
Remember this one?

May 16, 2005

To match the accelerating convergence of digital consumer electronics and computer technology, PS3 supports high quality display in resolution of 1080p(*) as standard, which is far superior to 720p/1080i.

as a standard. ::cough:: Sorry, I'm just having a hard time with trusting Sony. This statement basically is fantasy, filled with lollipops and fairies. They did it to tout a more powerful product than their competition; a hollow statement at this point.

I highly doubt it coming out spring 2006 (did they NOT know their public dates?) .... that gives them until June 22, 2006 to get their product to market... A market, not necessarily North America. As Koei's Kenji Matsuhara, an exec for the Dynasty Warrior online game development strategy said during a speech at the Asia Online Game Conference 2006 in Tokyo: "Spring is being said, but it will likely be an extremely hot Spring."

From IGN:
Matsuhara stated that he's been asking for a hard disk to be included with the system as standard, but he's not sure what will happen. Despite the lack of solid details from Sony, though, he seems excited about the PS3, finishing off with, "I'm placing a lot of hope in it becoming a force in the spread of Online games."

I am not, in any way putting MS up on a pedastal of righteousness, but I *am* playing my 360 now. Microsoft screwed up with the 2nd SKU and shipping problems, they have their challenges.

[edit] I should also clarify when I said dropped, i meant dropped their standard resolution, not drop the support for it.
16440  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Links to IGN in the news page. on: February 17, 2006, 09:09:03 PM
it's got the on it; I doubt they added it afterwards. Since I've dropped IGN about 2 years ago, this is the first time I've felt "left out" of getting anything. I just think it's kind of bad for GT to put up links for files that are membership only restricted.

if you set my expectation for the 15MB version, it wouldn't have bothered me as much. that's all. smile
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