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16601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 + Divx + Video Conversion = Win! on: November 28, 2005, 11:28:55 PM
16602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The MSDUNCAN trying to get a 360 status update on: November 28, 2005, 06:22:20 PM
you could always post a msg in the official request thread and get some GT'ers help you find one. smile
16603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I'm going to LA and I'm going to be a bastard (DS Related) on: November 28, 2005, 01:40:00 AM
So I'm going to "rent" a DS from Future Shop (best buy) by buying it, playing it for a week, and then returning it.
Since I can't do that with games, I'm gonna do the $10 thing at my EB games... I need 2 or 3 game recommendations.

So give'er... which are the best ones? I don't have any interest in Nintendogs; ( I already have a dog to love me and make me clean up crap).

[update : use this thread for new responses... biggrin ]
16604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you think MS will ever phase out the Core unit? on: November 26, 2005, 02:23:52 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "Purge"
No other console maker has changed their controller mid-stride to suit the requests of the public.

That wasn't at the market request, and the nintendo arcade stick never REPLACED the original controller as the the defacto standard.

The Dual Shock was to add joysticks; there is no functional difference from the Xbox controller vs. the s-controller.
16605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Someone asked about DivX and Xbox 360 on: November 26, 2005, 02:22:09 PM
Actually, it is very clear.

The xbox360 will not decode any MPEG-4 Variant video natively. If the PC has the drivers and you are using the media extender for Windows XP Media Center ed., the PC will decode the signal and send a usable format to the 360.

So, YES if you have Windows XP MCE or VISTA, and NO if you just have XP Home or Pro.
16606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you think MS will ever phase out the Core unit? on: November 26, 2005, 04:58:51 AM
Quote from: "Temjin"
Quote from: "Purge"
At one point, the Xbox had a Giant controller.

Not really the same issue.  The controllers are functionally the same, one just "feels" better.  The HD is something a game needs to be desgined around, and by releasing the core system I think they have already made their choice.  I can't really envision a scenario where a developer is going to ignore an entire section of the installed base of 360 users.  Since the PS3 and Revolution won't have hard drives either, it's entirely possible most developers will continue to ignore it.    

And the 360 does have a system wide standard - the core system.

You've missed the point; MS has historically listened to the demands of their demographic market. The giant controllers are comfortable however people wanted smaller so they changed the default controller. No other console maker has changed their controller mid-stride to suit the requests of the public.

As to the hard disk requirement; if you look at FFXI as an example, a hard drive is required (even if it's a MMORPG). Given a title in demand Ms would surely accomodate.. like Square says "You get FFXIII, but we want hard drive only" MS will say "OK".

I don't think the HD thing is that big of a deal though; and the core system is fine as it is. The one thing to remember about the hard disk is that it's just storage. It works with cards as well, but when you think about it, if someone were to take the Hard Disk out of your system (as it was damaged or they were taking to a friends place) would you want to be able to still play your games? There is a tradeoff value in not relying on that component.
16607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone having trouble with their Play & Charge kits? on: November 26, 2005, 04:54:14 AM
Arkon, hit the little round button on the x360 face (near memory cards) while the system is on, and then hit the "X" on the controller. It should synch up.
16608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So who else is working today? on: November 25, 2005, 08:15:59 PM
The Devil never takes a day off.

Oh, and I'm at work. Mind you, Canada has an October date for Thanksgiving. (second monday of Oct).
16609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you think MS will ever phase out the Core unit? on: November 25, 2005, 08:14:14 PM
At one point, the Xbox had a Giant controller.
16610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anybody else's Perfect Dark Zero buggy as crap? on: November 25, 2005, 07:38:54 PM
Quote from: "DamageInc"
I believe this is because for some weird reason the 360 does not update your gamer profile with regular Xbox games. So it is seeing it as inactivity and discoing the connection.

I'd like to find out why and/or if this is intended.

Heres my thinking :

Since Xbox games need to use the network layer it is more cost-effective to let the BCEmu talk directly and then the software can connect. For instance, Halo2 will drop you 360 XBL connection, only to start it right back up while the game menu loads (if you've set up your profile).

It is truly emulating the environment including the XBL connectivity; the 360 didn't have a continuous way of staying online between games / dashboard ... therefore the reason behind the "what you're playing" is that XBL sees you as being on an Xbox1, where that feature was more limited.
16611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The 360 crashes! It must suck! on: November 25, 2005, 07:32:54 PM
Quote from: "Jarrodhk"
Well... my 360 does not appear to like my DVD's of Equilibrium or Volcano High.  It freezes within 10 minutes of starting.

So far it hasn't frozen on Troy though so I'm wondering what the problem is.

Frankly Volcano High is a buggy pressing. I've had problems with it in 2 of 3 DVD players (and tested with 4 different disks).
16612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Britsh people on: November 24, 2005, 11:32:29 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Considering we opened a big can of whoop-ass on you twice, I'd say no.  :twisted:

If I'm not mistaken, I believe your whitehouse was erm, how do you say, burned-to-de-ground-dagnabit ... from the Canadians. Yep. Under british rule. I'd say that the US may have "won" their independance, or the British saw it as lost cause. Fighting in your own yard to keep what's yours ain't opening a can of whoopass, it's defending your life. Kudos to you, but it doesn't constitute a domination over the brits because of it.

Jessica Alba, on the other hand, DOES.  :twisted:

As to brits being better than others, I don't think so. The air of superiority has been deflated for quite some time. Maybe if you go back to fighting the French you can feel better about yourself.
16613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How Spike TV Is Ruining Gaming Journalism And The Industry on: November 24, 2005, 11:25:58 PM
1) WoW should be nominated if it weren't eligible last year.
2) games that had not been released should not be eligible; given WoWs disqualification from last years *cough*ceremonies*cough* based on street date.
3) if the 200 industry experts who have had a chance to play these games (some of which may or may not be final code or even have "gone gold") why would WoW not have been allowed last year?

It seems to me that they have a dilly of a pickle there. Knightshade, I'd seriously take hrothgars advice. That network could sink your site for no better reason than slander.

If you're going to sling mud, make sure it's legit and that you have, in fact, protected your own flank.
16614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / General 360 Questions on: November 24, 2005, 08:30:56 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Quote from: "Arkon"
Ok, I used the play and charge kit with my controller.  The light went green on the kit.  I removed the connector, turned off my XB360, but the "X" on the controller is still lit, at the 3 position.... any ideas?

Is the red light lit too?  I turned off the system and my red light shows that it is charging.

The play and charge light went green, so I disconnected it.  However now the "3" position on the "X" button stays dimly lit after turning off the system and controller.

try holding down the X key and chose to turn off the controller. Then turn the system off with the power button.

I still haven't used my power button yet. It's a wierd feeling.
16615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / General 360 Questions on: November 24, 2005, 08:29:20 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
Has anyone tried copying saves from the original Xbox using Mega X-Key or somesuch and transfering them via PC?

It didn't recognize my MegaXKey.

Oh, it's still for sale.
16616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the year so far - 2005 console edition on: November 24, 2005, 05:08:39 PM
It took until 2005 for me to get to the wrecked part of the train... slywink

Ultimate Spidahman was a wash for me. The spidey sections were fine, but the whole Venom leaping thing (and following Electro had me throwing the controller).
16617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Interesting thing about Xbox Live on: November 24, 2005, 05:06:30 PM
I just added your name to the list (see my sig) ... maybe that's why??

I know I'd never say "Hey! That guy shure knows how to hurt himself on a sled! He's cool... I need him in my friends list!!"
16618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Massive Shortages at Launch on: November 24, 2005, 03:22:43 PM
Why don't you guys work together; and buy an extra one if you can? At worst Autistic Angel will buy one off you.
16619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MS losing $126 per 360 sold on: November 24, 2005, 03:19:15 PM
... so they can, you know, make MORE than 100,000 of them. ;D
16620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the year so far - 2005 console edition on: November 24, 2005, 03:17:37 PM
Quote from: "JayG"
KOTOR 2. Could have been a classic, ended up being awful.


Epic disappointment. Way worse than Jade Empire. It was a trainwreck.
16621  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [x360] Playing over the holiday on: November 24, 2005, 03:12:42 PM
IN ... maybe. depends on timing.
16622  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: November 24, 2005, 03:11:46 PM
The question is... do you REALLY want his piss-poor attitude tied to the site? slywink Actually, I'd be more concerned about the "advertising" issue that's involved.
16623  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: November 24, 2005, 02:21:01 PM

go into the Live Marketplace, and there should be an option to buy special items, one is the ability to change your id.

Reactivate your KnightShade CG (so you keep your history etc..) and rename it. Shut down the Gaming Trend one. biggrin

Go with Knightshade GT. slywink
16624  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: PS2 (maybe xbox) on: November 24, 2005, 12:23:26 PM
Myto, they have these things called "Hyperlinks". slywink

Myto's sexy list of 1000 reasons to trade...
16625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So far, what are your favorite 360 launch titles? on: November 24, 2005, 12:18:55 PM
I was REALLY skeptical about PDZ... now I just want to go play it (over COD2 and PGR3 no less). Yikes. The videos do NOT do this game justice. The WOW factor comes in motion. If you stand around to look at stuff it isn't nearly as impressive. Also there have been WOW moments in the first level in terms of visuals... the explosions with distortion and the textures on the wooden crates (if you've played the first level you'll know what I mean) and how the light from the water reflect are just freakin' amazing.
16626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GamingTrend OFFICIAL XBOX360 Request Thread [COMPLETED] on: November 23, 2005, 09:00:48 PM
Now that the ground zero smoke has cleared I want to know whos still looking for a system? Here in Canada there doesn't seem to be as much of a shortage as in the States, and there are some of us GT'ers who would be willing to ship one for the cost (either from the States OR Canada). MS doesn't care about where you bought a Region 1 360, so you should be able to get extended warranties from MS directly once you have it. I want to keep this thread clean of chatter, so please adhere to the rules outlined below:

[*]Do not derail this thread. with chatter, speculation or comments.
It is NOT open to discussion. If you aren't looking for a 360, don't post here.
[*]To request help getting an Xbox360, post 1 message in this thread using the template below.
I am in line for an Xbox360. I am located in STATE/PROVINCE, COUNTRY and am willing to pay shipping and cost for :
( ) Core System
(1) Premium System
( ) Bundled Core System
( ) Bundled Premium System
( ) Other Accessories ______________________________

[*]Post updates to your status by editing your original message.
For instance, if you got someone to send you one, you got one in the store, etc. update your status with:
[FULFILLED by GT member]
[FULFILLED, purchased online/instore/etc]
[CANCELLED request]
[*]All buyer / seller communication is through private Messages (PM's), not in this forum
[*]Turn OFF signatures when posting a request.
[*]Do not badger people who have helped others.
They may not have the wherewithal to help you. Please wait for someone to send you a message. Feel free to edit your message with status updates (such as ...still waiting and looking as of mm/dd...)
[*]Don't abuse this system to get stock to ebay.
...unless you are sharing profit with the person who went out of their way to get  YOU one.
[*]This is an honour system; don't turn my thread into a house of greed and lies.
[*]Kudos are fine if someone fulfilled your request; try to keep it short, or start a new thread.

[*]Look through this thread for any people who are [UNFULFILLED].
[*]Send them a PM with what you can offer. do NOT post a message here.
[*]Do NOT post general offers to help here.
Help whoever is asking by talking with them directly. It doesn't have to be the first person in line; you are taking time out to help others. Make sure you're not leaving your comfort zone.
[*]If there is an untrustworthy person / scammer, please notify an admin who will review and edit my message with a warning.
[*]If you are getting badgered (god I hope not), notify a forum admin.
[*]Please do not post any grievances here.

I don't know, maybe the people helping can get a couple points on the trade/sale count... ::shrug::
[UPDATE 11/23/2005] Thanks for Stickying this thread, KD. In Winnipeg I checked 5 different stores; they're all out (as far as I can tell). In the next two weeks if I see one, I'll buy it right away. No promises or guarantees.
[UPDATE 11/30/2005] Just letting you know I'm still out there looking.
[UPDATE 12/13/2005] Still waiting for news on shipments; I'm in Costa Mesa right now and will be checking Best-Buy.
[UPDATE 12/18/2005] All people in list have been asked to edit their message with their status update (to the benefit of those looking to help out]
[UPDATE 12/23/2005] - Autistic, your Xbox360 is on it's way. Merry Christmas!
16627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I will NOT finish Call of Cthulhu or review it. on: November 23, 2005, 03:59:48 PM
Masochist : "Hit me".
Sadist :      "No."
16628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lines Already Forming for XB360 on: November 23, 2005, 03:50:31 PM
I'm done with kind deeds.
16629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So far, what are your favorite 360 launch titles? on: November 23, 2005, 02:34:50 PM
Hrm, I'd say HexicHD is a blast to play, and so is Halo2. smile

PGR3 is gorgeous, CoD2 is good (although I'm not blown away by it) I've not opened PDZ yet (no time) and have been hesitant about playing Kameo... I'm thinking I'll rent it sometime; I don't want to commit to purchase it.
16630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your GOAT of the year so far - 2005 console edition on: November 23, 2005, 02:31:02 PM
Castlevania Curse of Darkness (Tamogachi edition)

Amped 3 is right up there too.
16631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ok, why the hell does Amped 3 look so stupid? on: November 23, 2005, 11:53:06 AM
"My eyes! Ze gogglez, zey do nah-sink!!"

The style in the game looks like it was inspired by a Crayola exec who had about as much cool as the TV show "Full House".
16632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 10 Reasons to wait for the Playstation 3 on: November 22, 2005, 12:13:44 PM
THe xbox360 does improve the look of the BC games (and they're adding to their library all the time). Given that Sony has another year (and yet to deliver on any of these campaign promises) I'm not sure they're not walking us through a smoke-and-mirrors factory.

Frankly the BluRay is going to cost a whackload more. If it's cheap, I *will* get a PS3 at launch. Do I expect that to happen though? Not in this lifetime. I see myself with a Revolution first.
16633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 22, 2005, 12:03:39 PM
I'm really sorry man...  I sent you a PM within five min of you dropping offline (as I sent it from the main page where it said you were still online).

If I had a guaranteed taker for that price I would have gotten it to you. Since I hadn't heard from anyone directly, I called him (to get a final cost as he finished "building" [read:gouging] the bundle). I wasn't prepared to risk sitting with a 360 at more than MSRP and two less-than-attractive games and be forced to try to sell them to recoup loss. frown If the games weren't forced or the system wasn't pre-jacked in price I would have been comfortable ebaying it should this deal fall through.

I also had someone local who was interested (given that the price was right) and only if you or Fish didn't want it. (that's what the 2hr limit for response was about).

I'm posting this rather than PM'ing it; I don't want you guys to think I'm an ass or waving a carrot that wasn't there.

I hope you guys get one at the right price with the right games. smile I still feel pretty pissed at the "buddy" .... who coincidentally will be ejected from my friends list on live later today. I've got no time for greedy people. If you want to yell at him, he's NIHILISM LIVE on XBL.  :twisted:
16634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 22, 2005, 04:52:23 AM
My "buddy" is a dick. They're charging 580 CAD for the console and then forcing me to buy the two worst games. I'm not giving them business.

(it's 80 over the MSRP alone, plus another 140 for two weak games)

Sorry MSDuncan... Fish, I would have gotten it for you anyways, but he just pushed me so I hung up on him. This is what you get for trying to be nice. I'm not going there again. If you are going to get it, you are better off in a lineup.

One of my friends (Mikagami in this forum.. bit of a lurker) used to run the store, but he moved 6 months ago, and the guy who took over (who I referred to as my "buddy" puke ) is a freakin' ass-pirate.
16635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Perfect Dark Zero - Huge Hit or Colossal Failure? on: November 22, 2005, 04:42:23 AM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Funny, I never played Perfect Dark, but I really didn't like Goldeneye at all. I think it is one of the most overrated games ever.

I'll second that. And I *LIKE* FPS's
16636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 22, 2005, 04:35:55 AM
I'm kinda pissed at my buddy right now.. apparently they're the only effen store who are trying to make profit on it. They're selling the unit more expensive than the MSRP. I think I may report them to their franchise company.

anyways, i've rec'd interest from Jimmy and MSDuncan. I'm waiting for a call so I can discuss it with (either) of them. ::sigh:: I'm gonna see if he'll drop the price to MSRP, or if whoever takes it wants to take the hit (it's not tooo much more, but it *is* insulting).

I've sent PMs to you both; you both have my number. call me, I don't mind if you wake me up. You've got 45 min, and then I'm dropping the order.
16637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / COD 2 360 Review up on: November 21, 2005, 11:08:04 PM
I didn't read the review (skimmed it) but as I understand it COD on PC allows players to lean, whereas this version doesn't. Is this true?
16638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 21, 2005, 11:06:03 PM
Note that I *am* getting my own; this isn't derailing me in any way from playing tomorrow.

Also, the bundle seems to be (as my friend hasn't finished building it yet)

1 Xbox360 platinum
1 FIFA Soccer 2006
1 NBA Live 2006
1 addn'l wireless controller.

The total sum would be in and around $780CAD ($660 USD) plus whatever shipping would be. (likely another 40US depending on time, company, etc...) (note that the price above includes the 14% tax I have to pay for it).
16639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -cancelled- xbox360 for sale. on: November 21, 2005, 08:58:26 PM
A friend of mine at a local shop called me to let me know he has an extra Xbox360 premium.

If you want one, I need to hear about it ASAP. I'll check my PM later today (in ~2 hours) and I'll select who gets it (based on trust ... it *is* my money on the line). smile some 0 poster isn't likely to get it over someone who contributes. Hey, this is a favor I'm pulling, I want to make someone happy. if you don't like the chance of not getting it, your walmart rep ain't gonna cry in his milk over it so neither am I.

(god I sound like an ass).

Serious buyers only, I'm not collecting any profit. (I'll even send the reciept with the purchase). Buyer is responsible for shipping cost / insurance and cost at the till. I don't have to sit in any lines; this is my good deed for the year.

Please note that there are two games bundled with it, Live 06 (yuck) and Fifa 06.  There's no way out of that, it's how he has to sell it.

The only person I've seen looking for one is MSDUNCAN.
16640  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: November 20, 2005, 09:43:15 PM
heh.. I thought you were stickin' with Suzy so I figured Hobbes was fair game. The complete C&H is at Costco for 120CAD (~99US)
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