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16601  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Are RSS feeds ever coming? on: November 16, 2005, 04:36:15 PM
/em reaches WAAAAAYYYY BACK IN TIME to bump a thread....

Hey. Now that GT is up and running, wanna start testing that RSS thing again? I want me some RSS feeds, buddy.
16602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Michelle Pfeiffer vs. Uma Thurman on: November 16, 2005, 01:45:19 PM
Roseanne Barr FTW!!
16603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Longest boss battles on: November 16, 2005, 01:35:50 PM
FFVII : The crimson Weapon (or red weapon in the desert, I don't remember its name) took me 9 hours to beat, but that's cuz I paused it and went to work. I'd kill off 2 party members and have Cloud loaded up. Man, was that tedious.

Also, Emerald Weapon ( the sea-based weapon) took forever, but that's cuz I kept using Knights of the Round, who's summon animation can't be skipped, and it takes just under a minute (IIRC) to finish.
16604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Another pro wrestler dead on: November 15, 2005, 03:07:43 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Wow, sucks to be Eddie.

16605  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Zero Wing... Rhapsody on: November 15, 2005, 03:06:26 PM
I love the name of the group who made it biggrin
16606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Revolution commercial on: November 15, 2005, 02:34:48 PM
I think I got dumber.
16607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - First Impressions (It's Out) on: November 15, 2005, 02:30:31 PM
16608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is This What I Think It Is? (360 related) on: November 15, 2005, 02:29:09 PM
I've got a 2405FPW with component ins... woo hoo! (1920x1080 and 1920x1200 for me please.. biggrin )
16609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Contest Winners getting their XBox 360's today! on: November 14, 2005, 08:36:21 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"


I hate Canada!   Tongue

a 4:3 aspect RPTV... god man, go get a REAL set!
16610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I didn't want to do it but... -->VENT on: November 14, 2005, 07:42:22 PM
Quote from: "egrudzin"
No one is against copy protection.

I am, to a degree. I am of the belief that Piracy can MAKE a company. Look at Microsoft, and how prolific their software is... how much of it is legit? How many people had Win31x? The ease of product and the prolific levels of piracy made them the de-facto standard over any competition, just like VHS over Betamax. (good luck Blu-Ray.. Sony doesn't have a stellar "standards" history... but I digress).

In all seriousness, I think copy protection needs to be there to prevent a casual theft... just like a door lock. It's not the answer to piracy; people are greedy and unless some strict moral code is imposed forcing all to comply with an unblinking uncaring eye of justice, you might as well yell at your grass until they line up in symmetrical rows. Life is Chaos. Get used to it.

You lock your house when you go to work, but do you fasten bars to the windows and reinforce the walls beside the door so someone can't just back up a pickup into your house? If someone wants in (and professional thieves do) they WILL get in. Hell, they even use explosives if necessary.

Most thieves/pirates aren't professional, they're opportunists with a bit of ability and casual intent. That lock prevents them from walking into your house with no forced entry, taking stuff and walking out unnoticed.

I can't wait for Palladium ... "Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter with promise of a brave new world beneath the clear blue skies?" -Pink Floyd (quite possibly misquoted... I'm tired)
16611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I didn't want to do it but... -->VENT on: November 14, 2005, 07:38:10 PM
Quote from: "Interloper"
It actually nudged me closer to becoming a pure console gamer.   EAT IT STARFORCE!

Between lame patching just to get a game to work as WELL as Copy protection routines, I *HAVE* become a console gamer.
16612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Eff Yoo Sony! on: November 14, 2005, 05:15:48 PM
Calvin makes *white* look black.
16613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I just pre-ordered my Xbox 360 on: November 14, 2005, 05:13:45 PM
I don't know that the WSJ is a qualified game review venue... I mean seriously. Next thing you know, a review for a game will come with your happy meal.
16614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who doesn't care about Oblivion? on: November 14, 2005, 05:08:42 PM
The game is reputed to be easier to follow the storyline (much like Ultima7pt2 had a more cohesive feel to the story than Ultima7 did).

I dunno. I'm stoked for it. I'm not bustin' at the Myto / Hetz seams for it, but I'll get it when it comes out.
16615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Contest Winners getting their XBox 360's today! on: November 14, 2005, 05:04:49 PM
actually, it's a direct pepsi / doritos promo up here. And I didn't win. (lost interest after a while; it truly chews up your time).
16616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] What launch game are you most looking forward to? on: November 14, 2005, 05:01:48 PM
I was Amped until I read the 1up review. No Live?? No buy.. (rental only).
I put down PGR3, I won't truly decide until gameday.
16617  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [WoW] Guess the new Alliance race! on: November 11, 2005, 05:35:56 AM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"

Racial perks: they wobble, but don't fall down

I dunno... the JENGAs have some wicked level building skills....

oooo, Lego's. now THERE'S a Race. You start off as just the head... you know, biting your way.
16618  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Moving Sale. on: November 11, 2005, 05:32:21 AM
ygpm (Crimson skies + a freebee)
16619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Lesbians + Cheerleaders + Prison = !!!!!! on: November 11, 2005, 05:27:15 AM
Yeah. I just got done reading about ((blu-ray)) disk penetration, and now this. Sheesh, you'd think people could find my Seuss reference a little funnier.  :roll:
16620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Speaking of Gone Gold on: November 11, 2005, 05:24:31 AM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "Purge"
Quote from: "depward"
(side note - I exposed myself in that classroom once.  Long story.  But many people learned something that day.  About me.  About Zeus (the name of it).)

From what I understood from some of the other kids, it was a sad short tale... Seuss was it's name. And it could never get with a fox, or even in a box.

Not funny?
16621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I caved today on: November 11, 2005, 05:13:00 AM
Usenet is like Ikea of the digital world... you get a truckload of 1's and 0's and just put it together.  :twisted:
16622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 BC for halo and halo 2 and... on: November 11, 2005, 05:09:17 AM
Calvin, you stink. Go wash... you're attracting trolls. biggrin
16623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just preordered the Xbox 360! on: November 11, 2005, 05:04:48 AM
Quote from: "CeeKay"
Quote from: "Hetz"

Now don't some of you wish you would have listened to me back on May 14th??



 Tongue  :lol:

I think you mean <choke> slywink
16624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Best Speakers EVER on: November 10, 2005, 05:35:10 PM
Sure, until some short fat italian plumber shows up and beats the crap out of them.
16625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Speaking of Gone Gold on: November 10, 2005, 05:32:50 PM
Quote from: "depward"
(side note - I exposed myself in that classroom once.  Long story.  But many people learned something that day.  About me.  About Zeus (the name of it).)

From what I understood from some of the other kids, it was a sad short tale... Seuss was it's name. And it could never get with a fox, or even in a box.
16626  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [WoW] Guess the new Alliance race! on: November 10, 2005, 05:27:29 PM
I hope its a crockolisk.

I mean, all the gnashing and biting. I got to 240 in my "Bite" skill.
16627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I caved today on: November 10, 2005, 04:18:23 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Long live yEnc!  Seriously, I had no idea uuencoded files have so much wasted overhead.  Between the advent of yEncoded files, par/par2 and the invention of usenet readers like NewsBin.  Zounds, man.  Zounds, I say!  I'm almost glad I didn't have the Internet when I was a kid (and bitter that kids these days do).

Dear god man, why do you think I've got 450GB?  :twisted:  I even paid for NewsBin Pro. biggrin

Quote from: "stiffler"
And El, that should be a bumper sticker: "Usenet killed my moral compass."  Brilliant!

Sig changed. Done and Done.
16628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [xbox 360] Finally got to play with one today! on: November 10, 2005, 04:00:30 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
If you are running the demo at a high resolution with filtering on your PC, I just can't see the 360 version looking better.  You were looking at the same game at a lower resolution as a good PC.

1024x768 (786432 pixels) < 1280x720 (921600 pixels) <1280x1024(1310720)

Thing is, FSAA on the 720p. Widescreen, more "usable viewing" area. games are WAY more horizontal than they are vertical.

Quote from: "Scott"
What probably is different, is the monitor.  The Samsung LCD screens that most of the demo units are shipping with it seems, are very good, and very vibrant.  The demo screen I saw was 23 or 26", and appeared to have the color saturation up a bit.  Comparing that to an older monitor, or smaller LCD at home, you probably were impressed more with the TV then game.

The Kameo demo really impressed me when I saw it on the 360 at the mall here, but a lot of it was the fact the TV showed the vibrant colors very well.

I really want that Samsung tv now smile.

And frankly, sitting on a couch looking at a vibrant big-screen TV is much more appealing than peering into a monitor. I have a gorgeous Sony XBR HDTV (widescreen) and a 2405FPW (24" 16:9 HD monitor with component ins). I'll be enjoying it on either, but bang for the buck, a PC costs more than the X360.

I have a 2.8C Intel P4HT, 1gb RAM, 450GB storage (SATA Seagate 250 + 160 + Raptor 34GB ), Audigy 2 and a 9800Pro. I was thinking of upgrading; getting a video card that costs as much as the x360 does NOT appeal, on top of a new mainboard and CPU.
16629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How is MS's X-box repair service? on: November 10, 2005, 03:48:19 PM
Hard disks are generally wiped out / replaced.

I can save you some money though.... call them and sign up for extended warranty. (~30 canadian).

Then wait 30 days, and call them indicating your nic is dead. Then the service call, the delivery to and from MS are free (on the ext. warranty).

Call them (18004myxbox) and ask them about the warranty before you go and buy another one. smile

If you need to, you can mail your xbox to me and I can do it for you (in canada).
16630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 BC for halo and halo 2 and... on: November 10, 2005, 03:39:48 PM
Hetz.... the downloadable patches are for games that are added post-launch. Let's say that Phantom Dust wasn't backwards compatible at the time of launch, and a month down the road it is... you would need to either:

Connect to live to download the BC patch and store it on the hard disk ( the Silver (free) live will still get patches.)

Go to a kiosk to get the patch (there was mention of this about a month or two ago). So NO you don't NEED to have broadband access to get the patches.

Who knows, they may even mail out discs to people or be able to get them from OXM disks. ::shrug::

I'm sure the HDD has all of the BC titles they've already fixed. So in the case of Halo / Halo 2, the patches don't require download. The article only speaks about online to enable the online functionality of Halo2.
16631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone still have a launch Xbox? on: November 10, 2005, 03:31:40 PM
Ditto. Had drive replaced; MS's extended warranty was worth it for me.

Nice thing is (in Canada) that you can buy warranty on your Xbox any time (even 2 years after you bought it). It takes 30 days to activate (so you can't buy it and put a claim right away) but if you can be patient, your 30 bux covers that repair and the shipping both ways, and you still have another year of warranty after that. biggrin
16632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "May the Force be with you" takes a new twist... on: November 09, 2005, 08:02:59 PM
I'm more worried about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Rocket Robin Hood toys and shows.

Cripes, Guard one transforms into guard 2 without changing anything.
16633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Speaking of Gone Gold on: November 09, 2005, 07:55:13 PM
I'm in the "Oh-dear-god-let-this-not-be-the-new-'Deliverance'-revival" camp.

GG is gone, and it's last trace, ConsoleGold, has become the new beast that Ron envisioned almost 3 years ago (since GG's PC side was already lapsed; its forums kept that site alive, the idea was that CG would eventually pick up the PC slack). GG had its own pulse, it really didn't address gaming in it's last 18 functional months.

I'm sure it wasn't meant to be this way, but sometimes the change is forced into a revolution, and sometimes we feed it time so that it may evolve naturally.

I, for one, am glad that Ron had the reigns on consolegold, and I'll be a GT'er for a LONG LONG time.
16634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Speaking of Gone Gold on: November 09, 2005, 07:52:02 PM
damn my "save" button. Ah well, gets me closer to 1000 posts. biggrin
16635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox vs Xbox 360 on: November 09, 2005, 07:37:42 PM
McFarlane figures? Wouldn't they have horns and axes and tails (oh my!)?

slywink They look waxy because they're standing still... I'm sure seeing it in motion will make the difference.
16636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM? on: November 09, 2005, 07:35:29 PM
I let mine lapse 4 months ago; I'm waiting for an OXM360 mag.
16637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I caved today on: November 09, 2005, 07:33:17 PM
Eldon, we were countin' on you to be our moral compass... who's left? LE ??
16638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The DS is having the best 6 months of any console in his on: November 09, 2005, 07:30:41 PM
Quote from: "Cleric7"
6] Nintendogs -- beautifully executed, this charmed my wife's pants off

...damnit, off the top of my head I've got 6 quickie statements to that line, and only 2 of them involve peanut butter  :twisted:  ...  I'll stick with the work-safe one : Methinks the DS is gettin' more hands-on time than Cleric7. :lol:
16639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Massive Shortages at Launch on: November 09, 2005, 04:47:05 PM
my EB games isn't doing a midnight release (mall security required, pain in the ass, miserable people).

So I get mine at 6:30am on the 22nd, where I have 2 employees and the entire store to myself (first c20 preorders get 10 min, 2 employees, and breakfast to browse and buy in a relaxed atmosphere).

I'm the first person booked (#6, I guess 6:30am was too early for some).
16640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / SONY PS3 to LAUNCH IN 2007 on: November 07, 2005, 01:51:34 PM
Metal Hounds, and a slew of new IP (intellectual properties) including Blue Dragon etc... if some of these turn out to be more like KOTOR and less like Brute Force it won't matter if the sequels mentioned above make it.

If there is no holiday PS3 launch (and even if there is) it's not going to be as easy as Sony thinks it will be.

PS2 backwards compatibility isn't going to be a big motivator when people still have their PS2s, a 360 and then face the prospect of a significantly more expensive PS3.

At this point, Sony has left the ball in MS's court. Given that MS has a stronger tie to Japanese developers, more experience in the crap vs awesome games (please no more Metal Dungeon or Kabuki Warriors), I thinks this signifies one thing for Sony: Very. Bad. Move.
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