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16601  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???!!
16602  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:
16603  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....
16604  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.
16605  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
16606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Rock station: Is this a man? on: December 15, 2005, 05:40:35 AM
my vote is chick. the other shot on her bio is better.
16607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Suggest you don't open any pm's from The Dude on: December 15, 2005, 05:37:34 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Wow, he is pretty clever.  He sent one to me with the subject "Trade", which is essentially the only thing I would expect a PM from.

Good thing I read this thread first.

I didn't. puke
16608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bitch Must Die candidate on: December 14, 2005, 06:53:46 AM
Quote from: "Roguetad"
but then how do we punish people that violate our laws?

Give them a hug?
16609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Will 360 games look hidef on this? on: December 12, 2005, 06:38:22 AM
might I suggest this?? mmmm... slywink I have one.
16610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 released in Japan today on: December 12, 2005, 06:28:39 AM
yeah, since they dont sell well in the US. slywink
16611  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Scoreboard (Bandwidth Warning) on: December 08, 2005, 07:50:56 PM
I believe the zones help with "matchmaking" in games ... you will end up with family-related gamers, rather than competitive trash-talkers.
16612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 10:01:04 PM
Without PS2, Sony would be struggling.
Let's take that one step further... Without water we'd be dead. :roll: I didn't realize we were playing the "what-if" game.

Look, Scott, I stated my take on the PSP as clearly it's something you want to talk about (3 pages of PSP vs DS vs Revo). *AS I SEE IT*, it's almost as expensive as a full console, and comes with very few titles that interest me, and it's poorly implemented "multimedia" has been bad enough where people are downgrading their bioses (AIUI) so they can actually use the product with non-licensed software. Kinda like saying the Xbox kicks ass cuz of the pirated media center.  The plusses are unrelated to the product released to the manufacturers specification. I could say the PSP is a terrific device: it took the wobble out of my dining room table with the one short leg.

The only relevance to the Revo is my concern for their own gaming library, I don't see the PSP as being a better "gaming system" than the DS ... both play games; one has more potential than the other for truly innovative experiences. The other is a more powerful version of a gameboy. Kudos to Sony for bringing dumbed down PS2 games to the handheld market. When they step it up and make me want it with better games, I'll be there in line. I've got a truckload of electronics and no willpower to speak of. For now though, it's a pretty shallow creek.

I'm also not a DS fan. I've just played my first game on the DS that I bought (and will be returning after my LA trip), and I'd have to say that it impresses me, but not enough to want to keep it. The buttons are too small, and the whole thing feels like it's got a low production value.

You've obviously got an agenda, or have never really sampled both sides. Gross generalizations are not a way to carry on a healthy discussion. You can blow up, calm down, or whatever. I'll wait for the next revo thread to actually, you know, TALK ABOUT THE CONSOLE in question.

/walks away.
16613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 08:58:32 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
How's that!  :wink:

I wasn't comparing the two. I was only speaking to the PSP. Tongue I now own a DS, and fully intend to return it after my trip is over. biggrin
16614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 08:54:17 PM
This post is on-track, so please don't let it interrupt the DS vs PSP war going on. slywink

The revolution, as I see it, is going to make the gaming community bigger, and bring diversity into the marketplace. Sure, petting your doggie ain't a FPS that everyone wants, but alternate and marketable products only helps support innovation.

The only thing that a lower hardware standard means for REVO is that
A) We won't be getting lack-luster ports of games on 3 systems, only 2.
B) Nintendo will NEED to be producing more for their shelves as their library won't be artificially filled with games that were "token" like the cube.
C) They may well be facing a competition with the PS2 / Xbox market and stomping them out. My thinking is this : If I can buy a new car which isn't a porsche but ain't no slouch for the same price as the used minivan, why wouldn't I?

Their angle has changed, and honestly, it is the only feasible one. Sony has other major industries which affect their bottom line but they have buying power, and MS has deep pockets and market commitment stated where they intend to "Take on the world" as Purple Tentacle* put it.

* Day of the Tentacle reference just for you, Ron. slywink
16615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 08:41:34 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
It is hard to impossible to compare the review scores of the PSP vs the DS.  PSP games are judged against PS2 and XBox games, because of the type of game moved to the PSP, and how powerful the PSP is.

DS games are judged against Nintendo 64 and GBA games, because the DS isn't nearly as powerful.  

If you judged DS games against PS2 games, the DS scores would be significantly lower.   If you judged PSP games vs the N64, PSP games would be much higher.

Erm, that doesn't make sense. Compare a portable system that costs 50% less than the PSP to a full console... right.

Here's my take on the PSP (since it somehow keeps being brought up in a REVOLUTION thread) : It is an expensive toy that doesn't do any one thing well enough to stand on it's own.

Gaming : The controls are weak based on the thumbpad, the shoulder buttons and the superlong load times.

Music : not enough storage unless you fork over for a large memory card, giving you as much storage as a cheap USB mp3 player that fits in a standard sized pocket. Oh, and look forward to having to re-encode your music so the PSP likes it.

Movies : storage is once again a problem for copying them over. The second issue is UMDs... I mean really. The PS3 isn't supporting them, so you have 1 market... PSP only. If you get tired of Spiderman 2, good luck getting your money's worth. They should be selling the UMD *with* the DVDs to break into the market.

Portability : if you don't mind carrying a lead shield around it, and have a team of 3rd world "employees without wages" willing to buff the screen everytime you pick it up as you've invariably smudged it, you're set.

Games : I haven't looked recently, but the games were dumbed-down ports. This means I've played a better version of it earlier, if I were at all interested in it.

Screen resolution : Kudos to the widescreen and a big WTF for the responsiveness. I mean, 19 LCD monitors have better responsiveness; you'd think a smaller screen with lower rez could look smoother.

my 2 cents.
16616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 08:15:12 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
I do think that Madden probably has evolved more then Mario Kart though smile.  Madden does add new features every year.  What has Mario Kart, or any of the Mario games really done to compare to Madden adding the Owners mode for example?

How about only 5 iterations vs 77 kicks at the can to get it right?? (do a search on )
16617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 07:37:31 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
How are we going to control a FPS game with that revolution controller anyway?

There are a few articles out there about how Metroid Prime was demo'ed using the controller.

Uhm, Metroid Prime is a First-Person ACTION game. puke
16618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 07:32:22 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
It is like arguing about politics, everyone has an opinion and no one else cares.  

I believe you're looking for the phrase "Opinions are like assholes; everyone has one, and they all smell like shit." Sorry about the language. slywink
16619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So I've engaged in being a bastard [ DS recommendations ] on: December 07, 2005, 02:40:58 PM
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would be a bastard, and now we have followthrough.

I've got MarioKart DS and the red machine. I don't know about accessories or the games.

Here's what I'm looking for :

1) RPG (turnbased / pseudo realtime)
2) platform / action game
3) quirky / fun game

I saw a few suggestions  such as Castlevania DS and Meteos.

Now, I'd like information on what the second screen is used for in your recommendations, and comparisons to older games (if applicable). I've only got 2 days to decide, so hence the new thread.

eg : Castlvania - 2nd screen map/inventory, just like classic side-scrolling castlevanias of old.

I appreciate your help!  Cool
16620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / X-Men 3 on: December 06, 2005, 08:05:36 PM
please let that NOT be Juggernaut.

I mean cripes... they should have gone with someone a little more .... imposing. CGI him if you have to ... I mean, he's mostly red suit, with some bloodshot eyes and pearly white teeth.
16621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Now official..MS sued over 360 on: December 06, 2005, 07:30:36 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
And to make matters worse its just as important to keep the power brick "well ventilated".  Again, most people are going to stash that behind the cabinet out of the way.

Yeah, I realized you're probably not defending the ignorant masses with your statement, but let me tell you... if *I* had purchased a $500 device, I might take the time to peruse the instruction manual, ESPECIALLY if it's giving me problems.
16622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Now official..MS sued over 360 on: December 06, 2005, 03:28:22 PM
Quote from: "DamageInc"
Class Action Lawsuit for Extreme Stupidity.

It would just be a lawsuit, unless MS could find other manufacturers to join their class suit.

I hate press.
16623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Saints Row Demo on Xbox Marketplace soon! on: December 06, 2005, 03:23:40 PM
I disagree with the "run a game at the same time" as the programmers tweaked their games to play with hardware specs; not crippled by downloading. I think maybe arcade games would be alright, but I wouldn't want to play a full fledged game while downloading.

I *do* know you can still hold a conversation with someone while downloading (LD and I did that while we were both downloading).

Oh, and ther percentage thing is crap. if you cancel and resume a download, it jumps to 50% right away.
16624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A proposal to all GT'ers who love computer games on: December 05, 2005, 08:05:52 PM
Quote from: "Semaj"
I'll try to keep my jokes more in the toilet in the future smile

might as well... most of us keep our minds in the gutter anyways slywink
16625  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Scoreboard (Bandwidth Warning) on: December 03, 2005, 12:26:13 PM
fixed. Thought it had no space in it.
16626  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Scoreboard: Trash-talk Lounge on: December 02, 2005, 08:34:03 PM
This thread is now officially the comments thread for trash-talk.  nod

The new scoreboard can be found over here ... no replies in that thread so this one serves a purpose.

Go to town! (be nice though, try not to be too hard on WBS for having 0 Achievements.... once he gets his controller synched with the 360 he'll do much better... he promises.  icon_wink
16627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Drink Your Final Fantasy! on: December 02, 2005, 08:03:18 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Can't wait to (phoenix) down some o' that stuff!  What?  It's a gimmick?  That's immateria to me.  Quit yer squallin'.

:: beats Crayola Smoker with the butt end of a gun-sword ::
16628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Brag about your Gamerscore/Achievements here! on: December 02, 2005, 07:52:21 PM

'stoobad the embed doesn't work for SWF...

<embed src="" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" quality="high" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="198" height="135">
16629  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: December 01, 2005, 02:27:46 PM
+1 for Jumanji for SmartJoy Frag. (From early october). Prompt payment, patient with shipping time (as I was just starting renovations and had to locate the instructions).
16630  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [RP] Bush says "Not leaving" on: December 01, 2005, 12:33:30 PM
:: takes gloves off, looks down at the keyboard, and sighs ::

The sleeping giant woke, and not finding the insect that bit it, lashed out at friend and foe alike. When no resistance was met, it renewed old hatreds and lay waste to it's most recent foe.

At least, that's how I see it. The locomotive had steam, but the tracks weren't moved. The world watched, disapprovingly, as all of Iraq was punished once again for the "sins" of its leaders. Do you think perhaps it would be fair to have a larger, more military country depose your existing government using military might? I'm really not seeing much of a difference here; only because Bush Jr. stands in "the light" and is a self-proclaimed "hero" this makes him good and right to impose military might and destroy a countries infrastructure to build it "in his own image" ? Now that the damage is done the questions are being asked like "we need other countries to step in and help fix the mess" but who is being held accountable for said mess? Hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilians have died, including rebels loved by their own people. Think Luke Skywalker when you think rebel; outnumbered, outgunned and still willing to fly to the heart of their enemy. I mean, what would make *you* want to kill yourself for a cause? What does a suicide bomber get out of killing themself? To get into heaven? To make someone else rich? If these people are being "tricked" into doing it, how is that any different than US soldiers being led to a battlefield with no goal other than the (at this point VERY successful) "the will of a good god", destruction of a nations structure, or perhaps making Haliburton and ye ol' boys club a little richer?

Perhaps Democracy stands higher than facism or dictatorship in the evolutionary ladder, but by no means is it TRULY the top rung.I don't see the american government as any less shady than other implementations of controlled power.

I am saddened, disgusted and enraged with the loss of american soldiers for a cause so hollow. I am a Canadian with some very dear American friends, and I hope the people can make a clear tone ring through your governments halls : a vote of no confidence is not the worst thing that could happen to your country, it would just topple the existing administration. You need a group of people in there that have the american needs ahead of the wants of the political agendas that have been carried forward by the existing marionette; a little puppet with sawdust for brains and strings so obvious we wonder whether anyone could put their hand up his arse and make him say anything we want.

They didn't attack an opposed nation; they attacked a country filled with factions who have had millenia of internal conflict and power struggles with millions of civilians trying to keep food on their table. They should have gone IN with a clear plan. Standing around now and looking around for the map and their playbook says to me that they don't have a hot fucking clue what they're doing, and they shouldn't be allowed lead ANY sort of rebuilding effort. Oh, make no mistake, they should be PAYING for what they broke, but their heavy-handed tendencies will NOT be able to rebuild and balance the environment. It took a strong, ruthless leader to hold these people together, what makes you think that a spineless imposed government will be able to hold tight on a rough ride AND fight off the rest of the jackals in the middle-east?

If this is going to work, the US will need to shift controls to the UN, the UN will have to grow a pretty damn big pair of balls for the road ahead, and the US troops will be required for a Long, Long Time on Iraqi soil that isn't that far, far away.

And some of those US nad UN troops are going to be shipped back to their families in wheelchairs and pine boxes; there is no two ways about it. We will be paying for the "sins" of the father (and his puppet son), all of us.

(you'll note how I didn't touch on how the prev. US gvmt had anything to do with forming the existing situation (through influences exerted in the past 40 years... this is to keep the tone from sounding too negative. I just want to see this fixed).

16631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / your own 'anything' of the year awards on: November 30, 2005, 10:00:07 PM
Quote from: "Doopri"
STOP PLAYING KIDS GAMES! smile  the only acceptable cartoons are 1) family guy 2) futurama 3) simpsons

*cough*Samurai Jack*cough*cough*

and The Tick. oh dear god the Tick. Sam 'n' Max. Pinky and the Brain... sheesh. Has formulaic prime-time animation washed away the diverse flavors from your media palette?

most addictive 'gotta get'm all' game feature: Phantom Dust. A-frickin'-mazing.

Funniest Worst-statement in the above posts in this thread :
Quote from: "devil"
Worst Guy in GT - Lockdown

best console release this year Xbox360.

worst console release this year Xbox360. (the Phantom runs a close second, followed by the PSP.)

Tackiest storyline on 360:Amped3, followed by NFS:MW
16632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / More Xbox 360's on the way! on: November 30, 2005, 09:38:38 PM
devil check out my sig for a list of people waiting for one.
16633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone up for some PD0 co-op or MP? on: November 30, 2005, 04:31:30 PM
Love the co-op mission style. highly recommended... feel free to invite me if you're online.
16634  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / I need to log in constantly. (not fixed yet) on: November 30, 2005, 12:24:35 PM
I believe it's an IE6 thing. (under XP I've had it happen at work and at home) ... this came after playing around with security settings. I reinstalled my OS at home and now I don't have to log in more than once. I'd try resetting the security zones, clear the cache and delete all offline content including cookies (esp. any cookies).

You can also check the knowledgebase.
16635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 + Divx + Video Conversion = Win! on: November 29, 2005, 11:45:01 PM
I'm having problems with media center finding the 360.  frown
16636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are you happy with your 360? on: November 29, 2005, 11:41:26 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
And where's everybody getting 33-4?  I'm showing 33-3.  The only 4 I see is the 4% the 3 votes make up.

Sorry, my mistake. I glanced up. 33-3
16637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are you happy with your 360? on: November 29, 2005, 11:36:34 PM
Quote from: "adamsappel"
seems like most--if not all--of the new dashboard functionality could have been incorporated into the original Xbox dash.

I disagree. The way the Xbox1 loaded (as I understand it) is the BIOS loads the software (game) and then the game loads the networking functionality. Every time I was in LIVE on the XBox1 and switched games, it would ALWAYS drop. I mean, consistantly. I'd have to ask for the invite again. The Live functionality we enjoy on the 360 is consistant throughout, and I don't know if the structure would lend itself well.

Quote from: "adamsappel"
Arcade could have been successful were it a dash option instead of a disk. Yes, those are more gripes against Microsoft than the 360, but while they are cool, they don't seem "next gen."

Agreed, since we all had the Hard disk with Xbox1. I don't know that it would have truly "sold me" on it though.

Quote from: "adamsappel"
More importantly, they have completely broken the chat function. Meeting in the dash made it much easier for a group to decide on a game to play.
I have not been able to create a multi-person chat room, and this bothered me a bit. Not significantly, as I can still send messages to multiple gamers at the same time.

Quote from: "adamsappel"
The voice quality has also plummeted.
Not for me; it seems better. I have the play-n-charge kit; maybe the "AA" method is saving power? (I'm assuming here; I may be wrong)

Quote from: "adamsappel"
I don't understand the need to have four dedicated voice channels, especially if I can only talk to one person at a time.

The four channels looks like a throwback to .... The Microsoft Game Voice. Yep, it's back. Think of it this way... your game has it's independant chat function, and then you have 4 private channels... you can invite someone whom you are playing with (in a team of people) to privately converse, whether to take something "offline" or to speak about more personal matters ("Did your 'Roids clear up?") You can have up to 4, and they're all private. (and the alotted channels stay while the system is turned on.. when someone leaves it to move to another channel you are notified, as well as when they return). Also it means you can play with one person, and talk to another without interrupting your game.

Quote from: "adamsappel"
Nor can you talk to original Xboxers, so the "community" Microsoft touts so highly is instantly fractured.

You can talk to them when you're ingame (such as Halo2). The only functionality "broken" is the dashboard... and I've not tested it for myself, it may well work. Perhaps only the private channels don't work, and there's something we're overlooking.

Quote from: "adamsappel"
Backwards compatibility isn't very well implemented thus far, either.

It works fine for me. The live integration can't carry over as the system needs to run in emulation... that means that all of the available system resources need to "seem like" the Xbox1. That means no continued chat, or integration with the new dashboard functions.
16638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are you happy with your 360? on: November 29, 2005, 11:18:40 PM
Quote from: "Arclight"
Oh yeah, heaven forbid someone doesn't like something that a ton of others do.

Next we'll all be wearing brown shirts shouting, Heil Hitler.

Right, questioning why is definately inline with the facist nazi regime.  :roll:  Frankly, if I were to state I hated stars and stripes or apple pie I'd get just as much flak. Freedom Fries my ass.

The comment from hetz was to reflect that until he posted about this at OO, there were no nay-sayers. Then the no-s come rolling in (33-4 at this time) and no reasons as to why people hate it. The people who love it comment though.  :?:
16639  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Moving Sale. on: November 29, 2005, 11:10:42 PM
I've not rec'd anything, money was Paypal'd Nov 12th-ish.

Have the games been sent C24? (I know you're in the midst of moving, but I didn't get any response to the PM I sent ya... )

Update : PM rec'd from Chump24, items were sent a week ago. Thanks!! biggrin
16640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 + Divx + Video Conversion = Win! on: November 28, 2005, 11:28:55 PM
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