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17201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 03, 2004, 06:02:05 PM
Yes it is. You're up!!
17202  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My morning....ehhh....not so good. on: September 03, 2004, 05:59:52 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I don't have a mullet!  I leave that to the professionals like Solid Snake, the Mullet Commando.

I dunno... you seem the mullet type.

Here's a quick test-

If your parents got divorced; would they still be brother and sister? Tongue

jk! oww, not in the ear! :lol:
17203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [CG news discussion] Game Sales Down? on: September 03, 2004, 05:56:31 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
"Yea, that's a harp....and that's a dress."


devil : "Plus, I can do this..." <one-armed hand-stand>
guard : "But I don't see how.."
angel : " No, no. He's got a point".

I ran to the bathroom at that one... almost made it too  :oops:   biggrin
17204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [CG news discussion] Game Sales Down? on: September 03, 2004, 05:54:12 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Quote from: "Purge"
Oh, Ron, I don't know if I mentioned this to you... there were a couple women who checked out of the same hotel we were in at E3 2003 and they  claimed they were texture artists for valve... working on TF2. Since it's supposed to be using the HL2 engine, it really wouldn't surprise me... I mean hey, Doom3 went gold.

Were they cute? And did they know what they were doing? smile

One of them was definately "programmer" class. (shudder) The texture artist that I was talking to was cute, in a bookworm kinda way.  :lol:
17205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanna play Dragon Empires? on: September 03, 2004, 05:51:02 PM
Mike and I got to see it in action last year in the Codemasters booth (behind the godawful "American Idol" set.)

The game had some promising features, but the only impressive things we saw in the game was the water effects on the coastline (amazing stuff).

If I were to pine for a lost MMORPG game, it would be TFLO or Warhammer before this one. I wasn't really interested in it.

Edit: I still have videos of it if you want to pine for it.
17206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: Burnout 3: Takedown [Xbox/PS2] on: September 03, 2004, 05:47:06 PM
I've not been following this title. Is it Live multiplayer? I just downloaded the IGN videos for it a couple days ago and it looked pretty sweet.. I love the blurring for speed effects.

If it's Live, "IN!"

That trend's not going away any time soon, I think.  :wink:
17207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Delayed to Q1 '05 on: September 03, 2004, 02:21:55 AM
Good. I don't need more games to buy in 2004. Polish it up, Bethesda, and make it SHINE.
I don't just mean bump-mapping; set it as the dark gem of all survival horror games.

For your amusement, I've also opted to use the IMG tags while we wait for 2005.

See for more....
17208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [CG news discussion] Game Sales Down? on: September 03, 2004, 02:12:58 AM
Quote from: "Nth Power"
You know how in the movies, the little angel and devil appear on the person's shoulder and proceed to argue?  In my case, the angel doesn't even bother to show up.

Have you ever seen Emporer's New Groove? My angel is WAY outclassed by the devil.  :twisted:

I see myself working a lot of overtime.
17209  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fines for using cell phone in library on: September 03, 2004, 02:07:20 AM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Text messaging is "use".  

Does anyone else see the vibrate function coming up in the news with another "inappropriate" use in a library? (and two very distinctly different fines involved)   :twisted:  
That would rank up there with toilet paper tube and gerbil story.  biggrin
17210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My morning....ehhh....not so good. on: September 03, 2004, 02:02:42 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Yep, ex  military, but my wife is my Allstate Rep.  

And that is pretty fair assessment.  I'm 5'11" and about 240lbs.  Black jeans yes, but with a dress-casual shirt.  And yes, I did rag-doll his sorry ass around.

And the mullet. Don't forget the mullet. Tongue

 Ron's not a "pretty" man, but he sure as hell would be the first person *I* pick to be on my team in a fight.
17211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [CG news discussion] Game Sales Down? on: September 02, 2004, 06:48:42 PM
Only PC and XBOX for me... according to the list (and order) of games in the EBGames release list :
* Strong likelyhood; rental or review will swing this
- piqued my curiousity...

XMen Legends*
DOA Ultimate**
Otogi 2*
Bard's Tale**
Prince o' Persia 2*
SC:Chaos Theory*
Ghost Recon 2**
MechAssault 2**

Whenever it comes out (both are slated for this year) ...  :roll:
Half-Life 2**
Team Fortress 2**

Oh, Ron, I don't know if I mentioned this to you... there were a couple women who checked out of the same hotel we were in at E3 2003 and they  claimed they were texture artists for valve... working on TF2. Since it's supposed to be using the HL2 engine, it really wouldn't surprise me... I mean hey, Doom3 went gold.

Maybe there's a duke game coming yet.  

Purge holding breath : :oops:
17212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HERO! Whoa...awesome movie on: September 02, 2004, 12:19:41 AM
Quote from: "Jack Burton"
Not really.  The three main characters in Storm Riders are Wind, Cloud and Frost.  The storylines between the two are way different.

Forgive me; it's been a while. smile
17213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Disucssion: Fable [Xbox] on: September 02, 2004, 12:05:46 AM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
And if you have all kinds of heal potions available, that brings death to mind - from the sound of it, you can't die with one of these potions on you, let alone 15. Where's the challenge in that?

It looks like for some reason the Full Spectrum Warrior syndrome strikes again. First AvP, now this.  If I wanted mickey mouse gloves on my entertainment, I'd go to disney world.

It's $#it like this post (damn you whiteboy) that piss me off. Tongue I don't wanna hear good or bad; I didn't read the review I just looked at the scores.  I wanna be surprised and happy with the game; not disappointed before the product is even available. Fable is SOOO hyped it didn't need these sites reviewing them 3 weeks in advance, DAMMIT.

I'm hoping it's a misinterpretation from IGN(such as the quests being key to the story); they've got their own heads so far up their asses that I doubt it's possible for them to see the screen without the combination of  relaxing their  sphincter, a small hand mirror, and the  liberal use of a 12" anal Speculum.  :evil:

I'll trust it when I see it from a real review site. (CG guys?? any time soon?)

IGN 'Game Review', my ass*.

*sorry, couldn't resist the pun
17214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 01, 2004, 09:02:35 PM
Quote from: "jimmyorr99"
Airplane or Airplane2?


Jimmy, yer up! smile
17215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 01, 2004, 09:00:32 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Purge, your quote of choice strikes me as a reference from "The Abyss." I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and presume you meant the director's cut of it too. slywink

I was going to go with the "It looks like you guys are gonna be out of a job" from the directors cut at the end, when the ship captain (above sea) is talking to the op commander. I couldn't think of what came before it and the quote by itself is WAY to obscure to stand alone.

I try to go for enjoyable rather than difficult. I'm not trying to stump people, just make 'em remember cool scenes from some of my favorite movies. biggrin
17216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon 2 ... Woo Hoo!! on: September 01, 2004, 08:45:15 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
Just edit the first post in the topic, and change the subject when you do.

Problem solved biggrin

Done and Done. slywink

As far as the PS2 release / Shanghai version is concerned; I don't care about it (as I can really only afford so much time for games) ... the Xbox / Red Storm release will do me fine.

The fact that the PS2 will be using the Unreal Engine and the Havok physics  rather than the proprietary GR2 engine doesn't impress me one bit. Once a Tango is down, he's down. I don't need to shoot his body slywink. I'm guessing they're going with the Unreal & Havok engines to circumvent having to develop the game any further than necessary; they have a relatively short timeline 'till market release.

The only thing the Shanghai office has ever released that impressed me was the SC:PT multiplayer game. ( I believe it was them)  The single player was on more obvious rails than the first Splinter Cell .... hell, at least Panzer Dragoon Orta had branching paths (and it was built for rails). The next logical step for SC was a less linear path to reach the mission destination; Ubi Shanghai missed the boat on that one.
17217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon 2 ... Woo Hoo!! on: September 01, 2004, 06:23:59 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Looks like Shanghai is doing the PS2 and Red Storm is handling the Xbox and PC.  

Does this mean I gotta start a new thread called "Ghost Recon 2 ... Woo Hoo!!" ??
17218  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 01, 2004, 05:59:11 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
"There is no racial bigotry here. I do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops or greasers. Here, you are all equally worthless."

That's the tamest quote from Full Metal Jacket. slywink Glad you didn't dump the "reach-around" one on us. Tongue

New quote -
"He's showing signs of pressure-induced psychosis, and he's got a nuclear weapon. So as a personal favor to me, will you try to put your tongue in neutral for a while? "
17219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon 2 ... Woo Hoo!! on: August 31, 2004, 11:36:00 PM
Nooooo! I would have preferred having Red Storm do the Xbox version. After seeing the use of ENGRISH in SC:PT I'm leery of the Shanghai studio.
17220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HERO! Whoa...awesome movie on: August 31, 2004, 11:30:43 PM
Quote from: "Jack Burton"
cult classic Storm Riders.

Isn't Hero based on some of the same characters as Storm Riders?
17221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 31, 2004, 11:23:40 PM
WBS ... wheres the next quote?
17222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon on: August 31, 2004, 03:49:33 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
I don't know, regardless I just couldn't sit and read "jimmyorr99" 's post and not say something.

I haven't read a statement on these baords where I got the vibe that the person giving criticism hadn't actually played the game in a long time, if ever. Sort of pushed one of my buttons I suppose.

I've been known to use the phrase : "Cherish your experiences; use silence to respect that which you know nothing about." That's why I'm generally not in the sports section of the forums. slywink

I dunno if jimmy hadn't played it, or just hadn't given it a fair shake. Since both games are Ubi/Clancy, there's really no "knockoff" status as they both cater to firearms conflict; but the scope of each rarely overlap.
17223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon on: August 31, 2004, 11:01:17 AM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
I'm forced to wonder.. have you even played[/i] any of the Ghost Recon games? Cheap knock-off of Rainbow Six?

I agree. The Rainbow 6 team is an anti-terrorist squad-based combat; usually in urban settings. It's Counterstrike, done with Clancy and way more atmosphere.

The Ghosts are recon for field work, and are the "Silent tip of the arrow" in preventing full scale wars. That's right from the intro, although I'm sure the quote is wrong.

On the PC I'd say R6 : Raven Shield is the better game (as you can still do mission planning, maps are larger, and there's way more weapons). On Xbox, I ultimately prefer GR although RS isn't a bad game by any stretch of the imagination.
17224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Castlevania fans rejoice...Garlic Ice Cream on: August 31, 2004, 02:21:01 AM
Hard Vanilla ice cream smothered in a VERY dark semi-sweet dip.
Place in a cone and sprinkle with walnuts or roasted almond flakes while the chocolate is hardening.... If you premix the ice cream with amaretto, it won't be as hard, but the dip will hold it well enough. The taste is...[salivation]
Sorry, where was I ?
17225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon on: August 31, 2004, 02:15:03 AM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Both games are fantastic.
But they are a little different.

There you have it... brief-style.  In case it isn't obvious, I love both games, and could never choose between the two.

If you still aren't sure, figure out if you want more outside long range type missions, or more close quarters type missions.  That may help you decide.

1. "You have a targeting cursor only" - True... which means you see more in GR but don't get to see the cool modelling. It's neither good or bad; it's the smallest factor (for me). I'd say the targetting reticule is the bigger difference; GR is less forgiving than RS3 and RS3:BA as it requires you to AIM. Tongue

2.  Rather than focusing on sniper rifles, focus on shotguns. If you take a shotty in GR (I don't recall if there IS one) you'd die. A lot. The range of the sub, assault and sniper class rifles are (generally) required to get the job done.

3.  "Ghost Recon uses an older engine, and it shows..." VERY MUCH so. Raven Shield looks better. Functionally, it's not as vast as the GR series and the graphics are more immersive in GR than Raven Shield. In RS3; basically you're shooting people around corners, and the triggers are really obvious.

4.  "Ghost Recon has some pretty kick-ass atmosphere."  I agree. GR brings surround sound and shows you how to use it.  I didn't find RS3 to be much help with it, although the voice comm was fantastic. The thing is, GR lets you move your troops via a map which is much nicer (overall)

5.  " Black Arrow has more options for multiplayer " And bullets miss people, and it's just an expansion pack for 40US. I have it; I'm gonna be trading it in for Fable. I've already beat the crap outta RS3 (original), so it's been traded. I don't own any GR right now, Island Thunder was the same thing as RS3:BA (should have had more; added a ton of new weapons and *way* more maps to be truly enjoyable).

I'd recommend getting either RS3 or RS3:BA used (they're practically the same game) or either GR or GR:IT used. Save your "new" title for GR2 this fall. It apparently goes 3rd person; but it does mean you have a better peripheral vision. Plus there's a 1st person mode for the better gamers.

and *that* is my humble opinion.

"Take my advice; I'm not using it anyways" - unknown
17226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Disucssion: Fable [Xbox] on: August 31, 2004, 01:54:58 AM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
I'm in no way surprised that playing soccer with a person's head will be shown, but having sexual relations with someone else is blacked out all in the same game. It shows where American censors' values and opinions lay, in my opinion.

/rant off

Just like the last election; the american people voted Gore over Bush. slywink

errr... and then got Bush. who then brought gore.  :roll:

[/anything political]
SAFETY DISCLAIMER : As to the note above; it's a play on words, not a political debate. Puns *ARE* allowed. Tongue

I'm hoping I can be a shoe salesman and get married to a busty redhead who lives for spandex. I'm gonna call her "Peg". Too bad they pulled the children thing. <sigh>
17227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox controllers on: August 31, 2004, 01:51:22 AM
I'm not a big fan of the 3rd party controllers... I dunno; Ron can you recommend any CG could recommend?
17228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanna get into the WoW Beta? on: August 30, 2004, 06:44:28 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Apparently Purge has a kid.  slywink

... and clearly that little stinker doesn't listen to his dad... Tongue
17229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Castlevania fans rejoice...Garlic Ice Cream on: August 30, 2004, 06:43:23 PM
Nothing wrong with this ice cream... Maybe Guinness will pick it up and we can have Irish Stout Ice Cream.
17230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanna get into the WoW Beta? on: August 30, 2004, 05:07:16 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
If I'm reading that right, that means that my betaing experience will be seperate from all your laggy people over on the server that was never, ever, meant to take that kind of load. biggrin

Unless they don't get their required numbers Tongue

Then they'll say:
 "Hey, TIM. Get on the slow server and create and account. Get to it. We need you there, or you lose your beta status. RFN. Go. Why are you still here? 1.... 2.... don't make me get to 3.... 2.5 .... 2 and three quarters...."
17231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HERO! Whoa...awesome movie on: August 30, 2004, 02:03:43 AM
did you watch Zatoichi yet?
17232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanna get into the WoW Beta? on: August 29, 2004, 01:29:22 PM
I'm in. Tongue

If memory serves me, the form I filled out had a "Check here to be considered for the standard Beta Test".

As to being on a separate server Tim, I doubt it. You're in a beta test, and they want their servers hammered as much as possible. That likely means they want *all* testers working on load testing. Or they might just ask you guys to log into the other server and create a new account.

I just want to see the basics of the game; I'm not expecting much. I've been involved in stress tests and betas before; neither is as much fun as playing the game [post-release].  Cool
17233  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Defend your identity or your alter ego! on: August 27, 2004, 05:21:36 AM
Looks like Purge : Jihad has quite the exposure

I might just be able to compete with that. I also go by iV_Purge ... that link is the first google hit.

17234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Can't transfer downloaded content? [xbox] on: August 26, 2004, 10:38:53 PM
Quote from: "happydog"
Is this true? Kind of makes me mad  :evil:

For some reason I was under the impression that once you purchased a download, that it would be linked to your Live account and you could download it again at no charge. But now that I got my account transfered over, this does not seem to be the case. And thinking about it I can see many resons for it, but it is still a bit of a ripoff.

Call 1-800-4my xbox and tell em your last XBOX died and you need to download it to your new XBOX.. the purchase should be tied to your account, not the device.
17235  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Xbox saves transfer question on: August 23, 2004, 02:54:09 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
I am assuming that the device mentioned is similar to the Max Drive.  I am still trying to find one locally so that I may upload the fan-made rosters for NCAA Football 2005.

MegaXKey is the original device; they have a DB of downloadable saves. Also, if you have a modded box you can do stuff like (rolls eyes) apply nude patches to DOAXVB, etc. You can also use this to use the memory overflow exploit (James Bond savegame is one of them) to run Linux on an unmodded box.

The three urls you'll want are :
Saves DB:
Alt. Saves DB:
17236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Welcome Stiffler! on: August 23, 2004, 02:45:13 AM
Gratz! smile
17237  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Polls & PM's on: August 23, 2004, 02:44:14 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I have enabled private messanging and email via the board.   Let me know if you see any wierdness.

Sweet deal. Thanks Ron! (I've seen a few people I'd msg online; felt like prison to not be able to fire em off a friendly hello smile )
17238  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Polls & PM's on: August 23, 2004, 02:43:00 AM
Quote from: "FoolishStudios"
Purge, it wasn't shot down.   the cobalt theme is a prototype and an unfinished work in progress  Most of the features such as the graphical link will be as it is in subsilver most likely.


Sorry; didn't mean anything by it. Your comment in the other thread seemed very decided. smile No worries, bud.

Time is a valuable commodity; don't waste any of it on the cobalt comment. I prefer the look and feel of cobalt over having a link to to sooth my lazy whining ass. smile Silver is pretty much default; as such it's too bright for me to look at all the time.

In a round-about way I'm sayin' Cobalt 2.0 rocks. biggrin Link or no link.
17239  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Polls & PM's on: August 21, 2004, 11:05:48 PM
Private messages would be nice.

Ooo, and one of them shiny voting functions would be nice too.

Considering my request for a working link on the CG icon in Cobalt 2.0 was shot down, I don't hold my hopes high.   frown
17240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport info (IGN link) on: August 21, 2004, 11:03:44 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
30's good enough. That's what Halo runs in, and I think it plays fantastically. Yes, I'm aware that is most certainly not a word.

Fanfrickintastic. slywink
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