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16601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars rawks on: January 17, 2006, 08:08:37 PM
maybe he never broke through 10,000 points? slywink Kidding!! :twisted:
16602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2 coming for 360 on: January 17, 2006, 08:07:04 PM
Right analog to scroll the window view N/W/E/S. Left joystick to snap to centre and move the cursor around the screen. Hold RT to select troops under cursor. I dunno, I can see how it could work. Use the directional pad for cycling through home bases, or switching menus / menu items.

You still have LT, two shoulder buttons, four face buttons and select/start for interface controls. Oh, and joystick buttons too.

Rather than trying to build an interface based on 2 buttons and precision mobility, focus on the usability of the controller and reduce the reliance on pinpoint accuracy for the pointer.

side note : the multiplayer aspect would get tricky with the slowdown thing.
16603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Emulation Cross-pollenation on: January 17, 2006, 04:13:45 PM
We need a Dreamcast and PS1 BLEEM for Xbox360.
Nuff said.

Or wait... maybe a working Xbox emulator.  :evil:
16604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS1 recommendations? on: January 17, 2006, 04:02:49 PM
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Best game on that system, IMHO.

You should also snag Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) if you like RPGs, as it is a great game. I'd also recommend Final Fantasy Tactics. I miss that game.

Kings Field games were decent, and Twisted Metal games (2 was especially fun multiplayer).
16605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / xbox 360 graphic mode question on: January 17, 2006, 04:02:08 PM
or you could get the 2405FPW (which I have :twisted: ) which runs 1920x1080 natively., and takes component in as well.

If you want to run it in HDTV mode, go to the setup blade on the dashboard and in the display, select the x720 resolution. (720p) and turn OFF the higher res option. Voila!
16606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / RE4 - why have "normal" mode on: January 16, 2006, 04:06:14 PM
Quote from: "Bob"
Oh.. also.. let someone with a chainsaw cut off your head.  That's just too cool.

Best. Advice. Ever. (even beyond the context of the RE4 thread slywink )
16607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New OXM has Call of Duty 2 demo in it on: January 16, 2006, 04:00:57 PM
I'm going to try it and see if I can get my Stabbetty character back.

Woot. biggrin
16608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire on: January 16, 2006, 03:58:52 PM
Beat it on Xbox initially, went with the Way of the Open Palm (as opposed to the cold survival of the fittest closed fist). There is also a more vendictive / cruel / evil behaviour which doesn't hold true to the closed fist.

I'd like to explore the closed fist, but I can't see myself playing twice in a row. I'm going to give myself another year and then MAYBE play it on the 360. We'll see.

As to combat, it was pretty awesome as long as you challenge yourself. There are easy roads through all combat, (jump behind-attack-dodge then lather-rinse-repeat) or you can truly use different styles.

The last boss fight was challenging if you didn't just keep freezing him, and offered many different death possibilities. smile
16609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GamingTrend OFFICIAL XBOX360 Request Thread [COMPLETED] on: January 16, 2006, 03:49:47 PM
I think this thread has run its course. Unless anyone else is hunting for a 360, I think the mods should unsticky it and move on.

I suppose it will make an awesome template for the upcoming revolution and PS3 release dates though. biggrin
16610  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.
16611  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.
16612  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.
16613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Revolution] Subscription pricing info... on: January 13, 2006, 04:47:02 PM


16614  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.
16615  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT/FS: Metroid Prime: Echoes on: January 12, 2006, 04:03:01 AM
you've got PM
16616  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.
16617  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
16618  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.

16619  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.
16620  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 ?
16621  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.
16622  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.
16623  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
16624  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.
16625  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.
16626  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.
16627  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).
16628  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?
16629  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.
16630  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.
16631  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.
16632  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
16633  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

16634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sunday Skin - Christmas Edition on: January 04, 2006, 12:45:24 PM doesn't require NSFW. Nuff said.
16635  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)
16636  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.]
16637  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
16638  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.

16639  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.
16640  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]
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