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17201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 09, 2004, 01:50:51 AM
It' hasn't been mentioned yet.

I can tell you it's had one sequel, and unlike Shrek it's targetted at kids.
17202  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Rainbow Six 3 : Black Arrow... anyone interested in Live? on: August 08, 2004, 08:01:44 AM
we can now create clans. woot.
17203  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 08, 2004, 08:00:33 AM
Quote from: "DarkEL"
I'm thinking it's from an animated film but not really able to place it.

So I'll take a couple guesses


An American Tail?

Land Before Time?

Oliver and Co?


It is aniimated ( dropped the hint otherwise the scope was WAY too big).

nope, nope and nope. smile

any other guesses (anyone) ?
17204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: August 07, 2004, 08:10:53 PM
Quote
Purge, do you have a tweak guide handy for Doom 3?  I began reading the thread, but as it is now 26 pages long I didn't go through the whole thing looking for the things you did.  I got the cache part, but what about the unpacking of the pk4 files?

Our machines are similar, so I imagine I should be able to achieve similar results.

I just bought the game and installed it, but have not yet run it.


The only thing I changed in the cfg file was
seta image_cacheMegs "256"

Use Winrar to extract all 5 PK4 files into the same folder (Doom3\Base)
MB:              Name:
353,159,257 pak000.pk4
229,649,726 pak001.pk4
416,937,674 pak002.pk4
317,590,154 pak003.pk4
237,752,384 pak004.pk4

Move all 5 PK4 files into a "Doom3\PK4 Backup" folder (create it first).
The game will try to use the PK4 files if they're still in the BASE folder.

I'm tempted to step it down to High; Ultra isn't noticable and the slight hiccups get annoying. I'd rather turn on FSAA smile
17205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MS Trying to Buy Nintendo? An interesting comparison on: August 07, 2004, 08:03:11 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
I don't think that's going to happen, but...

I think MS would totally screw up in that market unless they could basically take something just like the PSP, improve it, and make it cost half as much.


I suspect the next market is portable music and then handheld. I'm thinking they're gonna make the XBOX2 with a port for an external mass storage device that is used as either a HDD-MP3 player, or a palm-device.
17206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 07, 2004, 07:56:49 PM
Assuming They Live is correct; here's a quote from off the beaten path:

"Surely you don't believe the human tales?"
"Human tails? Humans don't HAVE tails! They walk around in bad shorts saying stuff like 'Hi Helen'!"


Since this one might be way out there... the second line was delivered by the voice of a very famous actor/comedian.
17207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So... uhm... anyone have a 2 month Live trial? :) on: August 07, 2004, 12:50:11 AM
If anyone else needs a 2 month trial I have 2 of em. Both expire at the end of Sept though.
17208  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 06, 2004, 06:00:09 PM
Quote from: "DarkEL"
"I came to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of bubblegum"


Obviously this is the line that Duke Nukem stole.

I'm sure most of you won't need hints but a small hint / trivia piece about this movie is that South Park basically copied an entire scene from this movie in a  famous (infamous) scene between Timmy & Jimmy.


They Live?

I've never seen it and I really should watch it, as I understand Piper is in it. (he's a Winnipegger too smile

It's funny, I just read the quote now and we were talking about the game ( & movie reference) at lunch.

LMK if I'm right; I'll try coming up with a good quote.
17209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Holiday sequels that will suck on: August 06, 2004, 05:35:44 AM
Quote from: "ingrin"
I feel the same way, as much as I loved KOTOR and actually think KOTOR 2 will be a better game, I can't really get excited about it.  Same for Black & White 2, another sequal to a game I loved.

The only sequel I am looking forward to is Blinx 2, and I suspect that is because they have nowhere to go but up....


ROFL too true; Blinx2 can only do better than the first.
Conker Reloaded has me excited; Jan-Mar release timeframe though.
KOTOR2 - We'll see... the new footage had me going.
LSL Magna Cum Loude - I dunno about this one. There's nostaglia attached but I'm not sure I'm gonna fork money over for this one.
TMNT2 - arcade style, 4 player... FINALLY.
Ghost Recon2 : yeah; this will likely earn my dime
Halo2 - No brainer.
GoldenEye-Rogue agent - I dunno. I'm not too impressed with this one so far.
Godzilla Save the Earth - Gotta love stomping big bugs.
17210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: August 06, 2004, 05:23:38 AM
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My sentiments exactly. Besides if UT2K4 isn't your thing Ravensoft is working on Quake 4, surely that will have a bigger focus on Multiplayer


Muahahahaha! I onl have one gig, but judging by the posts that should be more than enough. Hell I could probably spare 512MB.


I'm sitting with 1gig on a 3.0Ghz 800fsb P4  and an ATI 9800pro (128MB,not 256). Unpacking the pk4 files and changing the one cache to 256MB makes the Ultra @1024 playable with the occasional hiccup. runs at a solid 30fps and upwards of 60, depending on the action.

The game, IMHO (which is rarely ever humble) is that it's a wildly unimaginative corridor crawl.

There is some inventive stuff in the game and the detail is amazing, but the game itself isn't worth the price tag at this point. (hence the mod comment earlier).

The visuals are astounding, but there is something missing... I think it has to do with the monsters themselves. They almost take away the suspense that iD built up in the first few levels. I dunno. The problem with amazing environment visuals is that since we're used to blockier models of the same design, it doesn't have as big an impact.

IF we've mastered teleportation and space travel, you'd think that we could at least have some sort of light emission from an assault rifle. I mean, down in the mines. Where it's dark. And scary. Sheesh. I realize it's used as a game mechanic; I really shouldn't have to make excuses for them though.

One last gripe : WHAT THE HELL DO THE MONSTERS DO BEFORE THIS ONE NEAR-INVINCIBLE MARINE SHOWS UP? Stare at the health powerups it's guarding to spring predictable ambushes? I know, I know, it's Doom. There *isn't* any justifiication.

 I think I'd prefer playing co-op mode.  <sigh>
17211  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 06, 2004, 05:07:39 AM
Quote from: "DarkEL"
Fifth Element?


Hell ya.

"We're Mercenaries, not merchants" is the line that follows.

You're up, El. smile
17212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 06, 2004, 01:09:44 AM
Quote from: "FoolishStudios"
it's boondock saints


here's mine:

"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."


I'm a Cusack fan. Better off Dead. smile

"Empty. The opposite of full. This case is supposed to be full."
17213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 06, 2004, 01:03:12 AM
Yep ,.. it was either that or the "dip my balls in marinara sauce so they could get a taste of home while they're at it".

The rest of that quote was *not* work safe. Tongue

If you haven't seen Boondock Saints, I highly recommend picking up the Fox DVD release. It's got a few deleted scenes that are hilarious; packed in with on of the most memorable "never made it to silverscreen" movies in a long time.

(Movie got blackballed as it was from around the time after columbine; the premise is about two young men involved in violence... go figure)
17214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 05, 2004, 09:40:21 PM
Quote from: "jimmyorr99"
is it pulp fiction

or airheads


Nein. [German:No]

biggrin
17215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: August 05, 2004, 09:11:41 PM
Quote from: "FoolishStudios"
"Do you serve beer or any alcohol?"
"I wish. Actually you wish... after about five minutes of this movie, you're gonna wish you had ten beers."


Ghost World.

"We could kill everyone!"
"What do you think?"
"Strangely, I'm comfortable with it."

I hope the quote's not too off; it's from memory...
17216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CONSOLE GOLD GIVEAWAY! on: August 05, 2004, 08:50:21 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
We are getting there. smile  Patience grasshopper.....


K patience ran out.

Uhm.... giveaways? If the prize is PJ, I think I can go without.  
He'd drink me outta house and beer. :wink:
17217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout 3: Takedown on: August 05, 2004, 01:37:31 AM
Quote from: "happydog"




Christ, what kinda nails do they have holding those cables to the post? And is that 2.5ton test line? I'm guessing photoshopped. Tongue
17218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: August 05, 2004, 01:34:11 AM
Multiplayer is weak; Quake3 was at least interesting.

-_-; This game *needs* some mods.
17219  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Xbox Live Tags on: August 05, 2004, 01:32:37 AM
Um. Purge. Got it? Good.  biggrin
17220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / AARRGGHH!!! Why Midway?!? Why? on: August 05, 2004, 01:28:11 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Quote
The new Mortal Kombat - AttaKK of the Klones (or whatever it's kalled)
Lets try.....Mortal Kombat: Deception.  Yep, that works. smile


Deception doesn't have enough of the hard C sounds to konvert it to their bastard spelling. It's not kool, it's not kreative, it's just kombat.


 :roll:
17221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Obsidian is getting quite busy (KOTOR2 and now NWN2) on: August 04, 2004, 05:57:19 PM
mmmm, jade empire ....

[/drool]

Two companies who have outstanding people working on making great RPGs? What's not to love?
17222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: August 04, 2004, 05:55:45 PM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
You do realize that the Xbox version is essentially the same as the PC version set to Low Quality mode (i.e. the mode you run it in on a 64MB video card).  Seeing how the Xbox only has 64MB of *total* memory, don't expect a better looking/better running experience than a PC even at Low Quality.

I'm running Doom 3 on medium quality, and it's still better than anything else I've seen out there (Far Cry is the only thing that's even close, with Riddick a distant second).  I plan on trying the Xbox version as well simply for the co-op, but I wouldn't get your hopes up that it will look light years better than it does on your low end PC right now...


BUT ... no driver issues. And lower cost. And co-op mode.
BUT BUT ... no mods. <sigh>
17223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / AARRGGHH!!! Why Midway?!? Why? on: August 04, 2004, 05:52:33 PM
Quote from: "EngineNo9"
Son of a bitch!  I was totally looking forward to STUN Runner!

Huh, looks like they dropped the original Mortal Kombat also.  Odd.

So where did you find this updated information?  I couldn't find anything on Midway's site.


The new Mortal Kombat - AttaKK of the Klones (or whatever it's kalled) is inkluding the original arkade Mortal Kombat in it. I'm guessing they decided not to inklude it in both upkoming game releases.
17224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport on: August 04, 2004, 05:48:20 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Did any of you play it at E3?  I didn't get a chance to play it but I watched a few people play it and it's beautiful.  The people I watched play it (Xbox girls), really sucked at it though so I didn't get to see that much racing, just a lot of crashing.


Reuters Newswire, January 14, 2005 : A canadian man has filed for divorce after his wife totalled 15 of his 23 cars. The estimated damage to the vehicles is over $480,000US; most of which was to fender flares and decals.

A spokeman for Microsoft commented : "It's great to see people taking care of their virtual cars, and we are committed to providing as realistic gaming experience as possible. On the other hand, I don't see why this guy is filing for divorce; it's JUST A GAME BUDDY!!".

In his wifes' defence (canadian spelling; get used to it), she states that he should have password protected his savegame, as she would not have been able to play his cars. She further comments that the starting cars aren't as cool as his cars; and she felt that she was half entitled to them.

In the court papers filed yesterday, she also stated that "If that bastard thinks he's getting the Xbox out of this divorce, he's bloody crazy."
17225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ZZZZZzzzzzZZZZzzzzz on: August 04, 2004, 05:40:11 PM
Oh no... we've had activity now. This isn't good. Do we have to wait ANOTHER month?? Tongue
17226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ZZZZZzzzzzZZZZzzzzz on: August 03, 2004, 04:17:46 PM
A month of no activity... time to archive.  Cool
17227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport on: August 03, 2004, 04:16:16 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
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I read somwhere that all of the tracks will have no repeating textures on them.
That is correct.  When you skid against a rail, the paint transfer stays forever.  Same with marks in the pavement, damage to the car, and more.   I am writing a preview on the title where I'll see if I can't shed some light on some other goodies. smile


Hurry the hell up, ya smarmy bastard. Give us the goods!
... and tell us how the car mods work ^^;
17228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Trailer Up on: August 03, 2004, 02:54:25 PM
Quote from: "jimmyorr99"
i dont know, alot of jedi action would kind of go against the original movies, dont you think, they were made so tehre would be one colassal jedi battel per movie, a movie full of jedi battles would be kind of a mistake.


I'm not sure that argument stands up, after the "Greedo shoots first" fiasco. I'm thinking the Star Wars Movie franchise has been flogged to death, and at this point there is no climax at all. That's why this prequel notion falls flat on it's face.

They should have either continued the story from the point where the twins were born, or, like KOTOR, introduced a new cast of characters in a different time that doesn't land adjacent to the commercial juggernaut that is Ep4-6.
17229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I like Sudeki on: August 03, 2004, 02:46:12 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
It drove me nuts to be one of the melee fighters and never be able to pull of combos.  I would get the first two hits and then some monster would hit me from behind!   It was maddening and sucked a lot of fun out of it.


I had no problems with that... also, if you pull the combo off the bottom bar flashes... keep hitting the last key to extend the combo. VERY effective with TAL: XAA and AXX ... and I love the one where he spins sideways; it just DECIMATES the mobs. smile That is the only one I get interrupted in, and that's about 20% of the time. I tend to isolate one mob before using it.

Quote from: "farley2k"
And then the voice acting...."Do you feel lucky, punk?  Statistically your chances are not gooo."  Wow, so bad, so very, very, very bad.


Sudeki has different voices for most people; whereas other games (*cough*KOTOR*cough*) has 3 or 4 people who play all the NPCs. I woundn't be handing out awards for the voices in Sudeki, however given exception to a couple of REALLY BAD/ANNOYING voice acting moments, I'd say voice is mediocre-to-good.
 
Quote from: "farley2k"
The puzzle elements were just pathetic.  Gee a big crate!  I wonder who should try to move it...a vine covered wall...whatever will I do?


The blatant use of the 4 char's extra ability (TAL-Move shit, AILISH -See Shit, BUKI-Climb Shit, ELCO-Hover over Shit) was about as blatant as the spider-tracks in Metriod Prime. Not impressive at all; just a more complex version of red key for red door. Totally on you with this one, buddy.  biggrin  

Quote from: "farley2k"
All in all it was a "C" game and with so many "A" games out there I just couldn't see wasting my time.


I have it rented and am enjoying this B+ game.  Initially it feels like a C, but it DOES get better. smile If I bought this game used I wouldn't feel bad dropping 35-40US on it; buying at full price with the barrage of A titles coming out would definately make me hesitate.
17230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What the hell happened to the Xbox Media Centre ? on: August 03, 2004, 02:07:34 PM
Quote from: "EngineNo9"
yeah, they sort of forgot about this cool feature with the release of their piece of crap karaoke music thing.  

My main complaint is that I want to be able to rip my CDs using Live to access the CDDB to get the info put in there automatically.  Nothing sucks like trying to enter in that info manually using a controller!


That's EXACTLY how I justified the Karaoke kit; that and my wife wanted it. She doesn't use it, thankfully, but if I try to get rid of it she'll kick my ass.  :roll:
17231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Demo? Rumors on: August 01, 2004, 08:18:58 AM
Quote from: "Graham"
According to the G4TechTV show Pulse, looking at the "ilovebees.com" site indicates that a two-level demo of Halo 2 will be coming out on Aug. 24.

EDIT: Well, I can't say for sure that this is happening, but there is a countdown timer that is counting down to August 24, and this is something that someone translated from the messages on there.  However, there isn't anything that I can say will happen for certain.


Nobody knows; G4 is the same as everyone else. They know SOMETHING is happening Aug 24; they don't know what.

It's a milestone in the games' plotline (or so it would seem) so it's likely an event that may happen on the web, or a hidden module on the OXM disk. I maintain it's unlikely to be a demo slywink
17232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What the hell happened to the Xbox Media Centre ? on: August 01, 2004, 08:14:13 AM
I can feel the love.

Bastard.

No, seriously. Call your MS people up and get some answers dammit.
17233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I like Sudeki on: August 01, 2004, 08:13:08 AM
Got it rented right now; I don't think I would have felt bad about this game if I had purchased it. It's a pretty good game; I don't know why Tim didn't like it.

As for the bad voice acting : play a KOEI game sometime. This is great inflection and tone compared to "THIS VICTORY.... shall belong to WUUUUUUU!!!"

I'd say that KOTOR had worse voices based on the lack of variety. Threee people did the voices in KOTOR for the extras. In Sudeki you could make a drinking game outta finding Rasta, German and British accents.

As of right now, I'm Buki and Ailish and we're heading off to some northern city for the second crystal. (dunno how far that is).
17234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Trailer Up on: August 01, 2004, 08:07:26 AM
Uhm, because Lucas is involved.

'nuff said.

Trust the owner of the property to treat it worse than his guests.
17235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport on: July 30, 2004, 03:38:04 AM
I love me some modz, yo.

smile It *is* about time someone stepped up to the plate and challenged Polyphony. I've enjoyed playing Gran Turismo, but the new one; 500 cars?? How many of those are mediocre cars? I like buying some older cars I've had (like a 90 Prelude SR 4WS) but I suspect they're inflating their numbers by including the Si model (bottom end) etc.. I dunno.

The problem with PGR2 (well, 2 of them) is :
1 - streets feel dead; there are no people around.
2 - since you can't really change the car, it doesn't feel like it's really yours.

I've always hated the prepackaged model (GT for instance, or Sega GT) where there's no user decision.If you can afford Turbo boost package 3, shit you're gonna take it cuz there's only benefit and no loss. You don't select between parts, you just go from

good - better - even better - way awesome - the best part(s).

 When you play a game, it's all about your interesting decisions, like "do I want to sacrifice a heavier mod for more low-end torque" or "These wheels don't have all the *GO* power, but DAMN they got *SHOW* power".

The detail they showed with the neon is amazing. I really can't wait to see how Forza turns out.
17236  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / What games for 3 players? on: July 30, 2004, 03:27:02 AM
Quote from: "Balshazaar"
I have to second Kung Fu Chaos.
You should be able to pick up a copy for under $10 somewhere.


Cleared it 100% ... god I love the Waterwhirl level. I almost peed myself laughing so hard. 4 people, on the highest speed. Twitch gaming at it's best.

It's too bad they cancelled the sequel. Or that it only sold 12 copies.
17237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Trailer Up on: July 30, 2004, 03:23:58 AM
Ooo, that force grip with the breaking neck sound is gonna sound GREAT in my home theatre room... <drool>
17238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / driving games on: July 30, 2004, 03:20:39 AM
I hate to say it, but VC is the better of the two. I'm not a big fan of the GTA series (read: begin flame here), but it's significantly better than Driv3l. As for RACING games, neither is good. Tongue
17239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The official Nintendo DS design, link inside on: July 30, 2004, 03:18:18 AM
It's gonna get mighty expensive to play 4 player Zelda games on the cube with 4 of these puppies...  :roll:
17240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What the hell happened to the Xbox Media Centre ? on: July 30, 2004, 03:16:20 AM
I've got a non-modded Xbox, a live account and XP .... where the hell is this fabled media centre that was announced at the beginning of this year? I mean, MS wouldn't shut up about their Karaoke (which doesn't even support standard Karaoke CDs  :? ), and the promise of being able to actually transfer music in its proper format to my Xbox, and able to stream video  was something I was really looking forward to.

Any inside info on this, Ron?
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