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16601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 17, 2005, 08:41:15 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
That is a phenomenal statement considering that even the most die hard of Nintendo fans would admit that in the last several years there have only been a handful of GCN exclusives that were good. When they were good, they were fantastic-but "all about the games"? Please, lets see the games first.


I was speaking to their corporate direction, not necessarily their market success with the Gamecube specifically.

Also keep in mind, this is coming from me, a big Xbox gamer... "N" is all about the games. I didn't say they've excelled with the GC; you don't see them releasing anything but offline games though. The GBA and DS show that they are very much alive and profitable in their specialized field.
16602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout Revenge on: September 17, 2005, 08:35:05 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"
That's the point of turning it off.  You can boot the Xbox without the modchip engaged, so there's nothing to detect.


Other hardware mods, like hard disk replacement or space / allocation on the hard disk can reveal it just as well as detecting the mod chip itself.

They nuked 10,000 live accounts when Halo2 was released.

A lot of them were for hard drive size modification.
16603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your most hated flaws in TV shows and movies on: September 16, 2005, 07:32:01 PM
Quote from: "Laner"
Good grief, not this worn out gripe yet again...


Well Charlie Brown, have you ever watched european television? They tend to do things a little differently :

1) they don't avoid nudity where appropriate.
2) when the series is over they end it.

And as far as WORN OUT, no one else has mentioned this point in this thread. If I'm to understand the point of this topic, it's to share, not drop one-line complaints about other people's posted gripe. You obviously have an opinion on the topic; I'm guessing it rests in the puritan camp.

BOOBIES!!!  :shock: Is that what you expect of us? I'd rather look at a well-put-together love scene over a grizzly murder scene any day.
16604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 16, 2005, 07:24:46 PM
Quote from: "Graham"
I really shouldn't repeat the second thing that she thought that it looked like.


Then consider it has a built-in rumble pack.  I suspect this console may make it into your house, my friend. slywink
16605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 16, 2005, 07:16:19 PM
That's what people said about the DS.

I'm thinking they've planted seeds that still have a year + to grow in the developers fertile minds for gaming.

I expect Nintendo will chip away at Sony, and MS will chip away at Sony. Nintendo and MS have different markets and I suspect they will (overall) grow through the lull that Sony has created.
16606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Suikoden V Announced on: September 16, 2005, 04:21:50 PM
[Hard at work? Didn't #4 let you down? Why do you insist on visiting disappointment over and over and over again?

I think *someone* needs an intervention.
16607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 16, 2005, 03:37:59 PM
Quote from: "Bob"
I see this thing as Nintendo embracing the label "second console".   They WANT to be people's 2nd gaming console.


No, they want it to be peoples FIRST console. They care about games. They don't care about movies, music or pics. GAMES. The other systems are bringing "value added" to the table, whereas nintendo is saying "We *are* the games. Period."

Seeing the big phone companies branch out in the early to mid-ninties, and then have to cut the deadweight and re-focus on their "core business" I see Nintendo as avoiding that trap.

They know gaming. They don't know movies. They don't do music (other than in-game). They want to provide the best that they can and to be profitable and successful. They don't have to have the highest sales to be the "FIRST" console, as the other two are no longer consoles; they're multimedia hubs for the livingroom.

I applaud Nintendo for giving us something more revolutionary than modified Dual Shock controllers (as if the Scontroller is much different, minus the lovely full analog triggers). I hope this works; we need something new.
16608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your most hated flaws in TV shows and movies on: September 16, 2005, 01:26:12 PM
I hate the fact that nudity is completely taboo, however excessive violence is considered ok for kids, well, maybe for 14year olds. A nipple?? DEAR GOD WHY?! Only 18+ can enjoy that, and then they're perverts and dregs.

 :roll:

I'm not talking porn here, I'm talking about using tasteful expression to convey whatever flavor they're trying to bring across. I mean, just because you like to season your eggs doesn't mean you're saddling up to a salt-lick.

The other pet peeve I have is the "suspend disbelief on X premise" and then they go and fuck with Y and Z for no apparent reason.

Deep Blue Sea, for instance. I mean, COME ON! Michael Bay isn't that bad in comparison.
16609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB 360 11/22 for US release on: September 15, 2005, 09:01:20 PM
On top of that, it's a DVD player, media hookup for mp3s, etc. I can't say it's a bad deal given that you're going to play games on it.
16610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB 360 11/22 for US release on: September 15, 2005, 06:58:20 PM
I want those cool gloves too. Don't wanna get grease on my new controllers.  Cool
16611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB 360 11/22 for US release on: September 15, 2005, 06:55:01 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Oblivion or Perfect Dark Zero not being there doesn't surprise me given Japan isn't hot on US developed RPGs or FPS games at all.


Isn't Rare a UK developer? slywink

I wouldn't be surprised if the games ARE being shown; they're just not headliners in that market.
16612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB 360 11/22 for US release on: September 15, 2005, 11:44:37 AM
that list isn't a release list.

Chromehounds was just announced, I doubt it's coming out release date (or we would have heard about it sooner).

Gears of War is a 2006 title.

That list is just the games they're showing at the game expo. (read it slywink )
16613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Liberty City Stories = Slaps on the face for Jack Thompson on: September 15, 2005, 03:53:02 AM
Quote
“Growing up in a strict religious house hold, I did not know what a penis or a vagina was. Then I got hooked on the internet. Now, I am ashamed to admit I have both.”

- Name withheld


Ron, you can be honest with us. We're all adults here.  :twisted:
16614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bard's Tale worth 9.99? on: September 14, 2005, 06:04:48 PM
Bard's Tale is definately worth the 10 bux.

Oh, and I miss Y's Book I & II (Turbo Duo). :: sigh ::
16615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Avatars are... pretty cool on: September 14, 2005, 05:56:32 PM
I'm pretty fond of my demon within motif. smile The white background makes it easy to find my posts.

Also, I love unbreakable's avatar. KMFDM. woot.
oh, I'm thinkin' Mytocles needs to change hers to Hobbes, just to get that balanced with the Rage. slywink
16616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: September 13, 2005, 05:31:49 PM
IN!

biggrin
16617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are your favorite PS2/PS3 news sites? on: September 11, 2005, 12:51:23 AM
Can I be the go-fer? slywink
16618  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking to Sell/Trade some things...*FIRST TIMER* on: September 11, 2005, 12:46:57 AM
Youve got a Private Message. (YGPM)
16619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What happened in the year that equals your post count? on: September 10, 2005, 07:58:38 PM
I'm in the age of Charlemange. 7 posts from now (772) is when Charlemange attacks the Saxxons. (not to be confused with Zaxxon, a primitive side shooter).

765

Events
Papal privileges are restored in Beneventino and Tuscany and partly in Spoleto.

Births
no one was born. Slow year in the sex industry, or a BOOMING one in the wooden condom industry.

Deaths

December 4 - Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (b. 702)
Emperor Junnin, emperor of Japan (b. 733)
16620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / FEMA Chief Michael Brown Removed From Katrina Relief on: September 10, 2005, 01:19:51 PM
Which means it'll never make Fox news.
16621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HEY! I went over 1,000 posts and didn't notice! on: September 10, 2005, 01:13:49 PM
FIXED! FIXED! There's NO WAY Myto has a grand total of posts.

::sniff::

maybeifIstopusingspacesIcouldgetupto1000poststoo! slywink

Gratz MY-toes-sneeze! (or was that MY-toe-cleavage?)
16622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CRAP! Xbox Live question please.... on: September 10, 2005, 04:05:34 AM
if you re-import your account on a different XBOX, any other instances are invalidated and require reauthentication (so CC info etc required).

Use someone's Xbox Live connection to pull down your account. If you don't know anyone with live, I'd be happy to help. ::shrug::
16623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lamest game moment on: September 10, 2005, 04:03:15 AM
Quote from: "Turtle"
Actually, I think the lamest moment is in MGS2 where Jack's talking to his girlfriend, having a long dialogue about their past and future relations... in the middle of a 'ing mission to save the world.


heh : check out the MGS commentary on VGCats.com.

As to lamest moment ever? I'd have to say the Syndicate end scene ranked right up there. The ending to Ultima 9 was also an effen eyesore.

oh, and the hand monsters in zelda (WW) that drag you to the beginning of the dungeon suck ass.
16624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / "Fanboys" on: September 09, 2005, 04:56:46 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
harshing my mellow


I just caught the top part there... we're talking about -LE- now?  :lol:
16625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hulk: Ultimate Destruction on: September 08, 2005, 10:38:09 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
but the subject title of that one is annoying, so I'm happy to start a new discussion.


 :roll:


... AAANYYYWAYS. Hulk - Ult destruction seems to be a very well implemented GTA clone. I enjoyed renting it and playing. I don't know that I'd ever pay full price, but it's a nice romp.
16626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout Revenge on: September 08, 2005, 10:36:37 PM
Xbox360 : IN!

The demo on the OXM disk sold me on it. You're now able to nudge traffic to cause accidents, and the collision with normal cars isn't *instant death*.... you also get the ability to blow up your car during a crash/aftertouch section.

The graphics are beefed up, the feeling of speed is better (I don't know HOW that's possible) and there are more alternate paths / shortcuts.

It's effen eh. (sound it out) biggrin

TOTALLY in.

Oh, and EBGAMES let me trade in 3 xbox1 games for the trade 3 for a free game (the SKU for BR/x360 is in their system). Woot!! 40CAD trade value = 75CAD game.
16627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Computer speakers or stereo system? on: September 06, 2005, 12:22:33 AM
cripes.

Now you have me dreading the movie.

 crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby  crybaby
16628  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Happy Birthday Rage! on: September 06, 2005, 12:21:31 AM
Happy Bday Rage!

How many candles should I put on the cake? smile
16629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you use The Rod? (sfw, for now) on: September 06, 2005, 12:19:39 AM
A skipping rope and iodine if the skin broke.
16630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 is dead! PS3 has keyboard/mouse support!!!! on: September 06, 2005, 12:17:19 AM
Quote from: "Hrothgar"
That way people who don't want to compete against mousers can choose to only play games without them.


Mousers... hey, aren't those the white robot rats from TMNT ? I imagine they wouldn't be stiff competition online... I mean, they don't have HANDS or anything. slywink
16631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No game saves transfer to 360 on: September 06, 2005, 12:13:48 AM
Quote from: "Canuck"
Quote from: "Purge"
Very Big Evil Grin ---->  :twisted:

My soon-to-be-ex-wife is taking it as soon as the X360 comes out (which is why I'm getting one on release date). So it's become the exbox. (and THAT is a double entendre slywink )


Who gets the games?  Or is it an every other weekend kind of thing?


Our taste in games are drastically different. I get mine, she has her few.
16632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Favorite Console Game villain? on: September 05, 2005, 06:20:59 AM
Quote from: "JayG"
Favorite Console villain, has to be Reven from KOTOR. That guy was badass.

PC would be the guardian from Ultima 7 and 8. That voiceover really creeped me out. And the bad guy from BG2, another evildoer with an amazing voice.


Did you ever beat Ultima 7, 7pt2, 8 and then 9?

Bastard guardian. His creepy cameo's throughout Ultima7 had triggered the "I shat my pants" code deep within my psyche. Of course, I had the volume cranked... biggrin
16633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No game saves transfer to 360 on: September 05, 2005, 06:17:50 AM
Very Big Evil Grin ---->  :twisted:

My soon-to-be-ex-wife is taking it as soon as the X360 comes out (which is why I'm getting one on release date). So it's become the exbox. (and THAT is a double entendre slywink )
16634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Computer speakers or stereo system? on: September 05, 2005, 12:49:27 AM
You could also go for something like this :

Binaura single speaker dolby 5.1 sound system

It takes all the standard audio inputs (stereo, digital co-axial S/PDIF, optical), and with one speaker and the sub / amplifier, it produces the 5.1 effects a-frickin-mazing.

The sound is solid and spaced well, I was soo impressed (saving private ryan was superb with the bullet whizzing etc).

Here's a few pics:


16635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 is dead! PS3 has keyboard/mouse support!!!! on: September 05, 2005, 12:36:13 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
...rocket jump...


Man, that was the stupidest thing ever... "My rockets don't hurt me as much cuz I'm the one firing them!" biggrin
16636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / "Fanboys" on: September 05, 2005, 12:17:15 AM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
I don't mind being called a fanboy.  What's really wrong with absolutely loving something?


It's not the "loving something" that brings in the Rage, (pun intended slywink, it's the lack of respect for that persons ability to use critical thinking to determine what is just their own appreciation for the product, and the inability to recognize the flaws.

A fanboy is as annoying as a parent who's "little Johnny" can do *NO* wrong. I don't label myself a fanboy; if someone wants to critizice my opinion and they bring valid points, I may concede based on the facts provided. I love Dynasty Warriors, but it is (for a lot of people) the same game repackaged over and over again. And it's a repetitive beat-em-up with some performance issues that loses a lot of people in the names and bad english voice-overs. Am I still loving the game? Fuck yeah! Those facts don't negatively impact my enjoyment of the game.

I may be "gay" for Dynasty Warriors, but I know why, and am able to see flaws. My name is Justin, and I am *NOT* a fanboi.


The more you know...
"gay" is used in the last season of the Simpsons as a popular phrase in the future. eg. Hetz is gay for xbox360, Knightshade is gay for tactical military shooters, or U2K is gay for many obvious reasons. No wait, strike that last one.  :twisted:
16637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / "Fanboys" on: September 05, 2005, 12:08:47 AM
Quote from: "Rage"
I agree-its just trolling at this point. I mean, think about it logically-what does it really say? "Rage, your perfectly valid opinion on XYZ doesn't matter because we all know what a big fan of XYZ you are!"

Just silly.



I friggin' *KNEW* you were an XYZ Fanboy. Heh. Fanboy Alert indeed.

slywink
16638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No game saves transfer to 360 on: September 05, 2005, 12:07:00 AM
Burnout3, Jade Empire both can't be copied anyways. (trust me, I've tried slywink )

Were I to keep my exbox, I'd be modding it to be a home entertainment unit after my live account was transferred to the x360.
16639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No game saves transfer to 360 on: September 04, 2005, 07:10:06 PM
I'm not at all phased by this. Also, there may be a context missed (they may have been citing content that CAN'T be transferred, rather than you CAN'T transfer content. I haven't read the article, and you know the product isn't out yet so there's no point worrying about it.

I may get a PS3, but damn them if it's too much. I can justify $399 + 1 controller, 2 charge packs and maybe a WiFi NIC, but I will NOT spend 599 + accessories for a PS3... the fact that they're putting non-standard hardware (cell chip is "new" which means the only supply is through Sony... rare = expensive) plus the blu-ray (and how much extra is THAT going to cost the consumer).

My old games aren't that important. I had a PS1 and I had a PS2 for a while. I don't tend to look back and sink hours into old games. Halo2, Halo, maybe Oddworld and a few games here and there of Phantom Dust. Everything else I'll play is likely new.
16640  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Computer speakers or stereo system? on: September 04, 2005, 07:03:37 PM
Quote from: "Raven VII"
I've essentially decided on buying a stereo system. The question is which.

My budget limit is $200, although I can stretch it if the stereo is THAT good.

Any recommendations?


Yeah. stay away from mini component stereos.

Your 200 goes into tape decks, cds  etc... go with a logitech 5.1 system (the one with the THX is what I have).

My speakers kick .. loud!

You should look for what kind of hookup connections you need.
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