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16601  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).
16602  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.
16603  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.
16604  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Moving Sale. on: November 11, 2005, 05:32:21 AM
ygpm (Crimson skies + a freebee)
16605  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:
16606  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?
16607  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:
16608  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
16609  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
16610  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.
16611  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.
16612  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.
16613  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.
16614  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.
16615  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).
16616  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.
16617  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
16618  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.
16619  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.
16620  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
16621  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.
16622  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.
16623  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 ??
16624  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:
16625  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).
16626  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.
16627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox360 hardware review on: November 05, 2005, 07:20:36 AM
Quote from: "warning"

Even you were a one-shot poster once (back in the dark ages no doubt!).   Cool

Unlikely... Calvin posts 12 at a time.  :lol:
16628  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Let's move on. on: November 05, 2005, 07:17:39 AM
Quote from: "PaulBot"
As it was said by a couple people in star Wars "aggressive negotiations"  biggrin

a.k.a. geet yer feckin' dik outta me arse!
16629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox360 hardware review on: November 04, 2005, 04:54:12 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "Sparhawk"
Yes, but you need to make sure you tell her about the wasp sting first before letting her polish the jolly rancher. If you're that allergic you should also probably carry some benedryl on you at all times.

Um...  The "Clipboard Jamboree" thread is in the Everything But Games forum. :twisted:

Well said. I don't see what relevance wasp stings have to do with X360. ILoveBees was a Halo2 thing.
16630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM- Where the hell is my new issue?!?!? on: November 04, 2005, 04:32:10 PM
Purge... the demon within.

Your avatar looks more like a happy red buffalo.  :twisted:
16631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / King Kong Official Trailer on: November 04, 2005, 03:47:26 PM
After reviewing the materials provided, the Ape Consortium is not willing to endorse this product. Although Kong could easily best dinosaurs, it sickens us that the waif-like Watts could sway the god of the jungle.

Shakira or Jolie, perhaps.
16632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / King Kong Official Trailer on: November 04, 2005, 03:05:03 PM
Speaking as a representitive of the Ape community, I'd have to say that this movie seems to avoid the common "ape slander" that has dogged our species. We are *not* Monkeys... we EAT monkeys. We are also not particularly fond of bananas; generally Chicken Parmesan on angel-hair pasta is a stronger motivator. Curry is also a common favorite.

I'm hoping Kong is depicted with the more historically accurate "rebel without a cause" motivation; the "white chick in a white dress stole my heart" was just crap; the Kong the Ape community recognizes would have used her as a Q-Tip.
16633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is my voice high? on: November 04, 2005, 02:56:57 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Sounded medium to me.  Just "normal."  But shit, I just talk to 12 year old kids all day so maybe I'm not the best judge of these things.

You play Xbox Live all day? Sweet deal, buddy. biggrin
16634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 03, 2005, 11:06:13 PM
K those dots fucked me up the first time.
16635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Street Date Broken Already? on: November 03, 2005, 10:58:50 PM
Nuthin' like coming back from a 4 month tour on the water to finally pull into port and be greeted by a handsome lady with a full goatie and a shaggy mane running down to her broad shoulders.

Broad ... it's a double entendre. :lol:
16636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM- Where the hell is my new issue?!?!? on: November 03, 2005, 10:56:16 PM
I don't know if you ducked fast enough.

Oh, btw, I know a guy who knows a guy who has authentic GT_Tags ... he also sells roe-lex, buvola and ESKuire watches. slywink
16637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is my voice high? on: November 03, 2005, 07:44:37 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
You sound manly. Voice is kinda low. Not as low as a pirate though.

You mean like this?

ROFL!! Mitch, you're friggin' hilarious!

"No, this time it's 'Aye'..."

for the record, you are all twisted people. *sniff* it feels like home. smile
16638  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Sound Problem Help!! on: November 03, 2005, 07:27:47 PM
I hate the mic gain bug. (where the gain is "on" but acts as off until you go into the panel and check. then go back and it works).

Creative is EA of the sound hardware industry. they buy good companies, repackage their product with poor / no support and then sit on a HUGE mountain of money.
16639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Back & Forth, Back & Forth - No 360 for me... on: November 03, 2005, 07:15:26 PM
Quote from: "kathode"
When you stare at the sun for too long, everything starts to look the same slywink

nice.  Since I've been wearing my Cool I'm doin' just fine. biggrin Two helpings of Oblivion, with a side of Amped3 and PGR3 for garnish, and I'm set. I guess I'll have to wait for my Geriatric Documents : Destruction. ::sigh::
16640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - Street Date Broken Already? on: November 03, 2005, 07:02:33 PM
ugliest. chick. ever.
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