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16601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Backward Compatible List Soon on: October 12, 2005, 06:22:56 PM
Phantom Dust is an amazing game (once you get into making sets and balancing them).
16602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MY Oblivion thread!!! Non-sticky! All invited! on: October 12, 2005, 06:18:24 PM
Myto, that post is just screaming "intervention".
16603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Bundles, non-bundles, HD and accessories on: October 12, 2005, 04:00:31 PM
Don't get the Xbox 3-shitty. Don't do it man. it's not worth the stigma. slywink
16604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Consoles on LCD on: October 12, 2005, 03:55:42 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
That has to be your drivers.  I've never seen support for that resolution with my ATI drivers.  I'm not convinced the 2005 natively supports it.  I forgot to look last night though.  Do you see black bars on the top and bottom, or is the picture compressed to display that res?


It doesn't for me; on mine it creates a bigger desktop than the screen (eww, scrollbars).
16605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Consoles on LCD on: October 12, 2005, 03:10:04 PM
Quote from: "Mystic95Z"
720p games run in 1280x720 and I believe 1080i runs at 1900x1080. And I'm no sure if the 2005 supports those resolutions. The X2VGA website even warns about alot of LCD monitors not supporting those resolutions. All I can say is give it a try.

-Tony


2005FPW supports 720p natively, as long as your video card can do it. ( my ATI 9800Pro does ) I don't see why it couldn't handle it via DVI (given that the DVI works with HDTV signal)

1080 horizontal lines has 1920 vertical lines in 16:9 aspect.
(1920x1080) Math is this : divide 1080 by 9, then multiply by 16 smile
16606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MY Oblivion thread!!! Non-sticky! All invited! on: October 12, 2005, 01:37:08 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Taken from the article linked in this thread:

"A game's only late until it ships, but it sucks forever."
we talking Daikatana now? slywink

I've not played Morrowind beyond 20 minutes (got frustrated trying to get the stash inside the tree in the first village). Mind you, I was overcaffinated at the time (something Myto seems to be at this point).

I'll get this game as it will have legs, and I do enjoy RPGs. I don't think I'm frothing at the mouth enough to forego shaving cream though.  drool
16607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MY Oblivion thread!!! Non-sticky! All invited! on: October 12, 2005, 01:33:52 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
I hope PD0 makes it. I still wish GR3 was making it. I wish Halo3 would magically show up on launch day. I hope I have enough money to buy the system.


*whispers* Crimson Skies? pleeeze? oh pleazze oh pleazze...  smoke
16608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Terrific hands-on preview of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion... on: October 11, 2005, 02:56:04 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
That is correct Bob - there is no mounted combat.


MAN does that sound like a frathouse party with 1 keg too many... slywink
16609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Consoles on LCD on: October 11, 2005, 02:29:23 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
The other part, is that LCDs really don't do well with fast moving things, like console games (sports, racing, etc.)  The 2005 is okay for games, and I play Half Life 2 on it, but you can tell when you move around to fast.  

For games like WoW, or Total War Rome though, its awesome.


Never had a problem with response... it's an 11ms avg response time.
That works out an average response time that keeps up with ~90FPS. (1000 / 11) I'm using the DVI connection.
16610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Attn: Lockdown - Have you seen this? on: October 11, 2005, 02:17:50 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
All about that.  Kate Beckensale is the hottest thing on two legs. smile


Oh dear god... I *don't* wanna know why you needed the "two legs" qualifier.

Laddie, I dinna care whatcha t'ink. Yer NOT violatin' ma "virgin wool" flock for shits-n-giggles.
16611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Quake 4 70% PC Gamer on: October 10, 2005, 05:32:31 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "Laner"
A lot of people seem to be complaining about the lack of bots... I realize that having the "Quake" name implies a multiplayer/bot focus, but Quake 4 is the sequel to Quake 2 (which didn't have bots either and wasn't primarily multiplayer), not Quake 3.
:lol:

Why didn't they name it Doom 4, then?  I mean, it's the sequel to Doom 2.


Doom 1 and 2 had a storyline progression.

Quake 1 and Quake 2 had a story as well. Quake 3 : Arena was a bot-match game, much like Unreal Tournament. Quake 4 is a return to the "maps with a point" rather than a sandbox of death mentality. smile

Hrrm, let me revise that. Doom 1, 2 and Quake 1, 2 had you enter a map/maze and expected you to come out the other side. I think the word "story" doesn't quite fit properly. slywink
16612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Consoles on LCD on: October 10, 2005, 05:28:37 AM
I disagree. The 2005FPW isn't High-Def IIRC... it uses the digital DVI, whereas TVs use the analog signal.

It *is* an awesome monitor though... god I love being able to read forums in Portrait view. smile
16613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EB (Canada) + Trade-in Business model [UPDATED.. it's ON!] on: October 09, 2005, 10:04:38 PM
Well, all *new* games (as in, released that week) will be eligible. The amount they sell, and the resale value are factored as to when they're pulled from the elegibility list. For instance Burnout Revenge is still on the 10/mo plan.

Also, games under 40CAD aren't valid (they originally were; they decided against it).

As I understand it, they buy back the games (giving you instore credit, a percent of that goes to their profit margin as  both the original purchase and the next purchase have markup). The games will lose some value at first, and then float at what is a good price overall. Since they'd have a LOT of these games (and they don't put the traded ones out until this market value is there), they'll have all the "good" used games for sale. They can sell them for 10bux less than they gave you credit for, still realize profit, and since they're getting a larger market share (and buy more games than any other company in canada so bulk discounts apply) they make their money. I'll get my buddy to re-explain it to me next weekend; there's some advanced finance math involved that's too wierd for me. I may even convince him to sign up to the CG forums and he can explain it himself. biggrin

Also note : you can use your trade-in value for ANYTHING; to keep the cycle going you'd buy another new release title with the 10/mo. Keep the credit on your account if nothing new is in that you want, or move it to a preorder. It's up to you; it still acts as store credit.
16614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EB (Canada) + Trade-in Business model [UPDATED.. it's ON!] on: October 09, 2005, 12:39:20 PM
Quote from: "Dafones"
Holy shit ...... I may just have to grab a game from 'em. That's the best "rental" setup I've ever heard of. Just not looking forward to the obnoxious sticker.


The sticker is on the game box on the shelf (to show eligibility) and when you buy the game they put it on the back of the reciept.

I don't know if this is happening in BC yet. frown


16615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EB (Canada) + Trade-in Business model [UPDATED.. it's ON!] on: October 09, 2005, 04:25:47 AM
WOOT!!!

Guess what?!!! It's back ON. And it's on ALREADY!

I picked up Ult. Spiderman for 59.99 (CAD) and if I trade it back before 11/07/2005 I get 49.99 of in-store credit.

Cyclical purchasing and trading to get away from renting, here i COME!!!
(new release rentals cost ~$8 every 3 days)
16616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gladius. Remember Gladius? Also: KOTOR 3 Cancelled?!?!?!?! on: October 08, 2005, 07:26:45 AM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "Purge"

It might have been, however right now LA is publisher for PlanetMoon Studios, makers of Giants, and Armed and Dangerous.


But Interplay (or whatever dregs are left of it) would still own the IP so I'm at a loss for how you blame Lucasarts for the lack of a Giants sequel.


Interplay is no more. They filed last year, IIRC. Besides, the publisher doesn't own the IP unless they GAVE it to the developer, or the contract for distribution stated it. For instance, Rare didn't own the Donkey Kong IP, so when MS bought them they took it with them. They DID own Joanna Dark however.

I'm not sure that Interplay owned the IP to giants.
16617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Okay, it's time! Your favorite Calvin pic/ cartoon... on: October 08, 2005, 04:08:24 AM
Or the one where Hobbes and Calvin are standing at the edge of the forest, and Hobbes is lamenting the carelessness of humans while staring at litter, and Calvin agrees, and decides to become a tiger.

The last panel has Hobbes and a very nude Calvin walking off into the forest, his clothing tossed in the pile of litter.
16618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So depressed..... on: October 08, 2005, 03:50:30 AM
Betcha thats not the only thing Ripe about it. slywink
16619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 07, 2005, 01:31:10 PM
Quote from: "Toe"

Hey BABY, GET IN MAH BELLAY!
16620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Women over 40 on: October 07, 2005, 01:29:59 PM
Quote from: "dbt1949"
Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire
pig, just to get a little sausage.


Now THAT is funny. :lol:
16621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I just can't think of a clever enough title for this on: October 07, 2005, 01:26:37 PM
Hung Dog Implants Noball Victory.
16622  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / MS Antispyware Beta? on: October 07, 2005, 01:22:11 PM
And whats this about spyware and porn? Dude, I never pay for porn, I have the INTERNET. slywink

God bless ye, Newsbin Pro.
16623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS - Does any game need the dual screen? on: October 07, 2005, 01:11:02 PM
losing screen real estate to status bars, heads-up displays and maps (or worse yet, having to hit a button to go to another screen to check) is a pain. Since your eyes can only focus on one place at a time, i think it would be a pain in the ass to have full-on action coming on two screens at once.

it'd be neat to have the top screen used for rear-view mirror and both side mirrors, as well as speed, tach, etc, and the bottom screen used exclusively for driving. IRL all of those visual elements are "glance only" ... that would be ideal.
16624  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: October 07, 2005, 01:11:15 AM
+1 to Bob for Animal Crossing
16625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Okay, it's time! Your favorite Calvin pic/ cartoon... on: October 07, 2005, 01:10:06 AM
the one where Calvin makes the giant peeking out of the horizon, or the row of soldier snowmen saluting his dad as he walks down the sidewalk, or the one where the head of the snowman is on the hood of the car, the body on the ground and there are several onlookers staring in abject horror.

Phew... never thought I could do that in one sentence. This Red Bull is da bomb. slywink
16626  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 06, 2005, 07:01:38 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Don't forget humor!  Some of us are about as sensitive as a doorknob, but provide humor instead. (or try to at least)

LD  :wink:


Go suck a lemon.   (need to maintain my dour disposition)

SS, we all rush to your aid when you have an EMERGENCY. slywink
16627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 06, 2005, 01:06:07 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Well what is encouraging is that there are so many people willing to give help and advice in this thread. It's great that people are willing to be so kind!!

 :  thumbsup


you suck. go away.

slywink
16628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kameo to have Live Co-Op! on: October 05, 2005, 06:51:20 PM
I gotta get a Calvin and Hobbes icon.

Bastards. I miss Bill Wattersons work.
16629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gladius. Remember Gladius? Also: KOTOR 3 Cancelled?!?!?!?! on: October 05, 2005, 06:47:16 PM
Quote from: "Luke"
Quote from: "Purge"
Giants Citizen Kabuto(publisher)


Lucas Arts was releasing a sequal to this?  Cool!  I mean, damn!  But I thought the original was released by Interplay.


It might have been, however right now LA is publisher for PlanetMoon Studios, makers of Giants, and Armed and Dangerous.
16630  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Selling : Xbox Kbd/Mouse adapter and Mega-X-Key [updated] on: October 05, 2005, 06:44:06 PM
SmartJoy Frag sold.
16631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gladius. Remember Gladius? Also: KOTOR 3 Cancelled?!?!?!?! on: October 05, 2005, 02:55:07 PM
Lucasarts runs a close second to EA in the ASSHOLE division.

No sam-n-max, no DotT, no Full Throttle, No Giants Citizen Kabuto(publisher), no KOTOR3.

Christ, you know what this industry needs? YALSWGBOMTGSTWTFBTS

(Yet-Another-Lame-Star-Wars-Game-Based-On-Me-Too-Game-Style-That-Will-Fail-Because-They-Suck)

::sigh:: I can't wait for Grand Theft Wookie.  :roll:
16632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 official launch list on: October 05, 2005, 02:49:41 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Actually, that list describes every game as part of the "Christmas Launch Window" and actually has no list whatsoever of what will be available on November 22nd unless I am missing something.


They list a couple games (the first three) under the heading :
Quote
Titles that will form part of the impressive Christmas holiday portfolio include these:


and then the rest of the games under :
Quote
Other great games announced or shown at X05 included these:


My preorder still stands as-is.

I have 360 HD SKU, wireless adapter, 1 extra controller, and 2 battery packs.

Woot.
16633  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: October 04, 2005, 12:55:21 PM
+1 to Warning for delivery of Metriod Prime and ZeroG FX.
16634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question on the XB360. on: October 04, 2005, 04:00:03 AM
::shrug:: might be. I don't honestly recall.
16635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Nicholas Cage is an A$$hole on: October 04, 2005, 03:51:28 AM
Johnny Cash is rollin' through my head with "A Boy named Sue"
16636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / YAY! I am no longer on the roof. on: October 04, 2005, 03:47:58 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Yeah, I decided to get out before I became a real roofer.  You never hear about server admins falling off a roof at work.


Falling, no. Being pushed? Now THAT's another story... slywink
16637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / YAY! I am no longer on the roof. on: October 03, 2005, 07:56:40 PM
I don't like getting out of bed either.

So orgull, I guess flyin' on them Griffons has got to just FREAK you out then, eh?? slywink
16638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks impressions? on: October 03, 2005, 07:38:01 PM
Now if only you could play other characters. I wanna Gabba-Gabba-Hey someone to death.
16639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What the heck are you getting this week? (Week of October 3) on: October 03, 2005, 07:33:06 PM
I may black and white it. We'll see how money goes.

oh, everytime I see a fishing game like Bass Pro Trophy Fishing I think of this :

16640  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Dungeon Siege II for sale or trade {GONE} on: October 03, 2005, 07:23:45 PM
Just a quick comment -

This is awesome. I like seing the dycotomy of what was read vs. what was written and the fallout based on text vs. context. I never expected this level of politeness or selfless explanation and the apologetic behaviour that doesn't always surface in other threads. It's refreshing. Thanks guys. You never cease to amaze me. biggrin

I love CG.  Cool
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