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17201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars DVD first day sales.... on: September 25, 2004, 03:10:22 AM
Quote from: "Fellow"
Not quite. Greedo shoots first in the new edition as well, and Han just sort of... twitches. It looks stupid beyond reason, but can't be helped, since this was George Lucas' vision.

On the positive side, at least "Han stepping on Jabba's tail" scene looks pretty normal. smile


Vision, like the mind, deteriorates with time. He's had almost 30 years to change something he DELIBERATELY put into the movie. The man is a rogue; he smuggles and deals business with lead-pipe cruelty. Couldn't he just leave it alone?

Lucas, stop picking at it... it'll just get infected.
17202  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars DVD first day sales.... on: September 24, 2004, 05:38:38 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Just the important bits....
115 Miiillion dollas!  Good LORD that's a whole lotta money....


For a release set of 3 movies (boxed), 3 individual movies, all from the series that has grossed over a billion dollars in US ticket sales alone (over 250Million in 1977!!) I'm not really surprised at this number; when you consider the market footprint of 250million people (US) and how many people the franchise has touched, it's almost disappointing.

IF this number includes game sales AND DVD in the same total, it's kind of lame. Think about it... ~50US per game, and a PS2 /XBOX /PC gaming footprint of 50Million .... 115Mill adds up to ~5% of owners buying that game. I mean, Fable (a hit game for one of the smaller markets) has made over 18Million US in the last week.  They sold 350,000+ units in a market that sits at less than 20 million... that's more than 10%.

I wasn't one of those people who bought it; I'd like the version where Han wasn't robbed of his roguish nature. (Lemme guess, in the new one the bartender shoots first, Greedo gets a shot off, and then poor Han is just defending himself).  :roll:
17203  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 22, 2004, 09:20:51 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
"North by Northwest".

biggrin

thanks. Now post a new quote. Tongue
17204  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Burnout 3 Live encounters.. on: September 22, 2004, 09:19:34 PM
Quote from: "pr0ner"
Anyone up for some CG/GG action on Burnout 3 on Live tonight? Turnout last Wednesday was pretty good for a while...had 6-8 people the entire time.

Who's in, and what time?

I'll host if we get enough people.

Mike


I'll try to get in. What time?
17205  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Xbox Live Tags on: September 22, 2004, 09:18:59 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Moved to Multiplayer Gaming as suggested.


now, about pulling all the other peoples posts into one.. slywink
17206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC-PR] Rome: Total War Ships! on: September 22, 2004, 09:17:08 PM
IN!
17207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / X-Men Legends Reviewed [IGN] & now TXB on: September 22, 2004, 09:12:08 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"


It's IN! my rental column... I mean hey, Dynasty Warriors 4 got the same score, and it's addictive like heroin. Imma big fan of 4 player mayhem, sooo, there's a good chance this will end up in my collection.

In the IGN review they mentioned that all the characters are fleshed out very well, with exception to cyclops. There's a reason for that; he's a frickin' cardboard cutout. Even the *COMICS* couldn't make him interesting.
17208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC] |337-speakers beware: the WoW Naming Policy on: September 22, 2004, 12:27:34 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Unless John or Bob is in some way trademarked.
What about Bob?
Being John Malkovitch?
Guess those are out.  I like Zazen...my character.


Now, what I don't understand is this... how many effen names can people come up with? People tend not to be creative, and taking away their ability to select a name their comfortable with is really extreme.

I understand some of the points they make, but not everyone wants a Z, three H's and at least one goddamned apostrophe in their name.

I mean, FFXI got stupid with how many Sefearoth, Sepharoth, Dr4g0nzB4LL4U!!!11!oneone!!2, etc, but mandating that your name can't contain violence in a game who's premise is medevil violence is kind of stupid, don't ya think? Everyone ingame caries a cutting, stabbing, piercing or bludgeoning tool on them. But no names based on violence. Right.

I guess OgreCleaver or Brainbasher aren't what my first picks will be, however I have no interest in being in the following party either:

Zan'du
Zan'deedee
DuZan42
Zanduncan
Philip002112

"Hey Zan, how's it going?"
80% of the party replies "STFU, noobzzz"

You can offer guidelines, or you can drive people off. I understand they don't want their game to be tarnished by the unwashed masses, however they WANT the unwashed masses money.

They better have one hell of a name generator; I have no intention of selecting my own name to get kicked out. Seriously,  I was known as Stabbetty in FFXI on the Phoenix server; I'd like to be able to keep that name.

I guess I'll see all of you online in WoW. I'll be John102Zan334. See you then.
 :roll:  :twisted:
17209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CONSOLE GOLD GIVEAWAY! on: September 20, 2004, 02:29:50 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Yea, we should put a cap on that.  Lemme see if I can drum up some giveaways.


... empty chinese food containers do *NOT* constitute a giveaway prize ...
Could you swing a Half-Life 2 release? Tongue
17210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 16, 2004, 08:16:16 PM
Quote from: "DarkEL"
Grosse Pointe Blank?


Yep. One of my favorite movies. smile I was going to post the Poodle-popper line, but that can be taken WAY outta context.

Slim, the previous part to that quote would have made it that much easier. biggrin

it was that, or

Hi. I'm, uh, I'm a pet psychiatrist. I sell couch insurance. Mm-hmm, and I - and I test-market positive thinking. I lead a weekend men's group, we specialize in ritual killings. Yeah, you look great! God, yeah! Hi, how are you? Hi, how are you? Hi, I'm Martin Blank, you remember me? I'm not married, I don't have any kids, and I'd blow your head off if someone paid me enough.
17211  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 16, 2004, 03:53:17 PM
See ? I told you I didn't see it. Hell, I got the wrong movie title.. LOL

K. A quote, eh?

"And I came up over this dune, and I saw the ocean... and it was on fire. The whole thing on fire; andit was beautiful. So I just sat there and watched it, and that's when I realized there might be a meaning to life, you know, like an organic power that connects all living things, God, Jahwe, I dunno. "
17212  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Xbox Live Tags on: September 16, 2004, 02:42:33 AM
Hey forum admins... how about shoring this up into one giagantic post, and moving it to multiplayer as a sticky thread? smile
17213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 16, 2004, 02:37:15 AM
Must be a seasonal movie if you expect us to watch it yearly. I doubt it's Christmas vacation or Scrooged (I'd remember a line like that). The only other two I can think of would be Miracle on 34th st or it's a wonderful life.

(I've only seen Miracle once, doubt it's in there, and never watched a wonderful life, but it's on a goddamned lot in december. Tongue I keep seeing advertising for them eating at a chinese resteraunt or something. )
17214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Disucssion: Fable [Xbox] on: September 16, 2004, 02:16:10 AM
I'm enjoying it sofar. It only came out today, and I want to run back downstairs and play more .... [Purge restrains himself] ... gotta get some sleep.

[sigh] Damned career. Tongue
17215  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Burnout 3 Live encounters.. on: September 15, 2004, 06:07:16 PM
I was online for 4 hours yesterday; hosting games. (RoadRage)

God I love EA. Way to take something that works and Eff it up.

14 dropped players, 3 frozen players, 8 game crashes (where everyone was kicked out of the game, and right outta live), 4 hard crashes trying to go online again; it crashed my Xbox to a lovely black screen. Not just my xbox, but at least one other user. This is *after* they applied a fix. :roll:  It seems to happen more in primetime... later in the night the problems reduced (although never really went away)


Maybe on the load screens, rather than asking if I've played "X" track or use boost, to instead ask :
"Have you rebooted yet? EA Online offers exciting powerbutton interaction with your hardware devices"


new advertising suggestion : EA - Crash Everything.  :twisted:
17216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Its official...you can't hump the dead now. on: September 14, 2004, 06:10:01 PM
Quote from: "Jack Burton"
Hey man, more laws means less rights.  Besides its not like the dead person cares right?  slywink


You're going to hell. I'll save you a seat on the bus, buddy. slywink
17217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Good Pariah Q&A on: September 14, 2004, 06:04:54 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I'm glad I could help.   :twisted:


 :roll: Trust me, you're not.  :?
17218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Quake 4 Scans on: September 14, 2004, 06:04:16 PM
lol ... we used to LAN on Quake...
"Meet me in the brown room, with the water!"

This game looks amazing though. The one problem with the article that I take issue with is that doom3 had a horror feell. I call bullshit. The first hour - 3 hours did, the last 7 were just repetitive "action".

Let's hope Q4 can stand taller than it's older brother.
17219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Good Pariah Q&A on: September 14, 2004, 05:57:10 PM
It would seem I'm going to be spending MORE money, come February.
17220  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Burnout 3 Live encounters.. on: September 14, 2004, 12:29:20 PM
I've been too busy unlocking cars. No live aware, and I hate the "connecting to EA" thing, and then everyone was offline, even though on the dashboard *and* on the live notifications on my MSN Messenger said people were playing. <sigh>

Looks like I'm not the only one with EA network problems.
17221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mortal Kombat Deception on: September 14, 2004, 12:25:01 PM
ingrin, time to start grinding up aspirin and selling it on the streets in little plastic baggies. Tongue

I'm not sure about this though... DOAUltimate, MK:Deception... tough call.
17222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Its official...you can't hump the dead now. on: September 14, 2004, 12:10:14 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
/raises hand :twisted:


You realize they're talking about 'real' dead people, not just a disinterested spouse, right? Tongue
17223  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PASTE! (volume 2) on: September 13, 2004, 07:50:18 PM
Not to get lost in the quagmire of old posts.

POST your clipboard entry. Now. Don't look for something cool, just PASTE.
 smile

9/13/2004 2:36:43 PM     8676L1X-KPPGMW0 client job status changed to "Pending".
9/13/2004 2:36:44 PM     Processing command: Setting Boottype to: !LOADDOS /ENVIRONMENT/DOS71X
9/13/2004 2:36:44 PM     Processing command: WAKE
9/13/2004 2:36:44 PM     Processing command: Waiting for system to Wake on LAN
9/13/2004 2:38:22 PM     RDAgent returns: RDBOOT000I Bootstrap starts up successfully

RDM build of an IBM 335x server. Joy.  :?
17224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Looking Xbox Game. Ever. on: September 12, 2004, 03:17:29 AM
Is it just me, or does the first pick kinda look like the guy on the left is doiing the chattanoogie boogie?

And the Skaarj shot looks like a commercial "by Mennen".
17225  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 12, 2004, 03:10:23 AM
DarkEl you're up. Tongue
17226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Friday Caption Fun! on: September 10, 2004, 08:41:47 PM
there *IS* a towel there.
Just pointing that out.

here's a few:

(said by the guy on the left)
"NO! I said I want 'a relief pitcher' ... not a relief, pitcher"
"Christ your hands are cold!"

(said by the guy on the right)
"So, um, I guess you're pitching, and *I'm* catching?"
"IN!" (couldn't resist)
17227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What game to buy? And some other questions on: September 10, 2004, 11:34:40 AM
Quote from: "The Rocketman"
1) Spiderman 2: Got a LOT of praise, and then suddenly a lot of criticism... How is it after the hype?

The game is well developed; it's just that the free-roaming missions only have several variants. 1) guy on ledge 2) person who needs to go to hospital. 3) kid's balloon (can't use webbing) 4) gang vs person 5) gang vs spidey (person is a decoy, they apologize) 6) bank robbery 7) save people from boat.  There's also a few swing through rings and beat-the-clock missions, and I might have missed one or two other generic battles. It's pretty easy to get tired of it (GTA was the same for me). for <20 used, it's a good purchase. Full price? Nuh-uh.

Quote from: "The Rocketman"
2) Burnout 3: I have PGR2, and I'm not much of a race fan. Crashing however, sounds like a lot of fun. Is it fun on split-screen?
Dunno yet; I get mine today. :evil:

Quote from: "The Rocketman"
3) Beyond Good and Evil: Still haven't bought this one, but it seems like a short game...
I'm underqualified to answer this one; I've not played it. BG&E is well loved in these forums and with reviewers. It can't hurt to try it; you might even be able to pick up a used copy.. I haven't seen too many of these in the used games places. I'm not much for platform games so I wouldn't be buying it.

Quote from: "The Rocketman"
4) Fable

Ask me next week; I'm buying it for better or for worse. I love Pete's sandbox games so I'm sure my creativity for mischief in the world of Albion will yield a truckload-o-laughs. smile

Quote from: "The Rocketman"
On another note: Would Doom3 run on a AMD 1.2 Ghz with a Geforce Ti4400 and 512 MB RAM?


I don't see why not( you may have to overclock to 1.5Ghz, I don't remember the exact base requirement), but you're going to have to turn down everything that made Doom3 impressive. The game itself is basically survival horror for the first 2-3 hours, and then it shifts down into a mindless "oo, ammo... I wonder which walls will slide open to reveal imps who have been waiting tirelessly for some idiot to come by and grab it?" Over, and over, and over and over again. Once you get to that point, only the hell levels will impress you with their design. The traps? Same old, same old. If you're patient enough, wait for the Xbox version to come out  (no hardware worries, coop, get the same toned down graphics, etc..)

Quote from: "The Rocketman"
And a final question: I have Hunter: the Reckoning. I bought it cheap for coop-play, but me and my buddy don't like it. Are the other RPG-lite games the same? D&D Heroes, BG... ?
Hunter is kinda lame, I would recommend Baldurs Gate 2 or Lord of the Rings : Return of the King before playing another hunter game. Once again, use trade-ins and used copies to keep your cost down.
17228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Disucssion: Fable [Xbox] on: September 10, 2004, 02:52:51 AM
Quote from: "Jack Burton"
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
My problem with Mr. M's games are typically that they are one-trick ponies.  You can train your creature....and now I'm taking it away from you.  Now you have it back, but you've probably gotten bored by now.  Have fun!

Well, Molyneaux had better games in the past that were more than "one trick ponies" (in my mind at least):

1. Populous
2. Syndicate
3. Dungeon Keeper

Obviously 1 and 3 also include the sequels.  I think Molyneaux's reputation has been tarnished by Black and White (I liked the game, although I understand people's qualms with it) and he needs it back with Fable and the upcoming Movies and B+W 2.[/

Isn't Peter also responsible for the awesome Magic Carpet series as well?  Hes got a great track record.  And you have to give him props on innovation on B&W.


He was also responsible for Theme Park & Theme Hospital. Oh, and BC is also coming out from the other satellite studio.

Actually, there is a Syndicate 2; it uses a 3d model system that allows moderate terrain damage, (ala satellite strike, etc) and is about as hard as the American Revolt addon for Syndicate. (3.5 out of 4 on the "kicked in the jimmies" scale)

I'm not sure how much involvement Peter had at the time;l think this was a release just months before he left the EA family to build Lionhead.
17229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: Def Jam Fight for New York [All] on: September 10, 2004, 02:34:41 AM
With Mortal Kombat coming (watch the video on the OXM disk) and all the other fighting games (capcom VS, street fighter special ed, DOA Ultimate, Guilty Gear XX) Def Jam looks to be coming up short.

I dunno, it didn't wow me.
17230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Five Games on: September 10, 2004, 02:27:01 AM
Quote from: "Beer Goggles"


1.  Ninja Gaiden
2.  Beyond Good and Evil
3.  Riddick
4.  Crimson Skies
5.  Full Spectrum Warrior


I'd be cruising for cheap used titles; this holiday is gonna rape your wallet.

I'd give up the FSW and just rent it first. Try both the arcade and hidden army versions, and decide if you want to spend the time in that game.

Giving up a game and getting Live isn't a bad idea either; that gets you mechassault free and gives BIG legs to crimson skies.

Check out a used Dynasty Warriors 4 if you like beat-em up combat against hundreds of enemies... the game has legs even though the graphics are a bit dated (40+ characters with their own stories). Otogi is definately good and falls in the same vein; it has significantly better graphics although it doesn't have the heroin addictiveness that is injected into most KOEI games (DW4 included).

A fun quirky party game would go to Kung Fu Chaos; a wildly underrated game that is funny and challenging. It's got a platformer feel to it; even if it's very rigid in terms of exploration. The multiplayer (up to 4 people) is a blast, especially if you've unlocked all the levels.

I highly recommend Ninja Gaiden. If you *need* a platform game Vexx is alright; it has it's moments. Plus it's dirt cheap. There's a Sonic game if Rings is what you need.

Burnout3 isn't a racing game; it's a vehicle combat game like Carmageddon. Try it, buy it, enjoy.

Riddick is good, Halo is better.I found Riddick to have some good times, but it's over SO quickly.If you have any friends with Xbox, borrow their halo. Oh, and play co-op mode; it's the best there is.

As far as spiderman2 is concerned; the PC version was horrid. The console version is excellent. Once again, borrow from a friend, until you get tired of saving stupid roofworkers from falling.
17231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC-PR] Full Spectrum Warrior PC Goes Gold on: September 10, 2004, 02:07:57 AM
Quote
Developed on a parallel path with the Xbox version, the PC version of Full Spectrum Warrior includes a number of game enhancements and features specific to the PC version -- including 2 Bonus Levels, enhanced texture and graphic resolution and an intuitive keyboard/mouse control scheme that has been optimized for PC gamers.


So it's still the handicapped version that no one wants to play. Had they developed the army version more I could have seen enjoying it more. The arcade version was WEAK.  :evil:

Shields over head = untouchable       ? WTF is that? No dismantling tango weapons, one-stop all healed medivac stations... sheesh.. I sent Bravo squad down a green warp tube to get a jump on Osama Bin Bowser.   :?
17232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 09/07/04 on: September 10, 2004, 01:57:12 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I picked up Clerks X and Rounders SE.  I don't know why but I really dig Rounders....crazy.


Got to see that in theatre for free. It was a very good movie.
17233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 180 Minute Shakedown - Burnout 3: Takedown [Xbox] on: September 09, 2004, 05:32:45 AM
That's it. Rainbow Six 3 : Black Arrow is going in tomorrow for a trade.

As Devil would say ... IN!
17234  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 09/07/04 on: September 08, 2004, 08:22:50 PM
Massage the system? As in giving the owner of your free will a foot massage?  :wink:
17235  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 08, 2004, 06:33:57 PM
Yes it is.

yer up. smile
17236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 08, 2004, 03:24:45 AM
need a hint? turn back your watches a decade and a half ago.
17237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / (star ocean) It isn't just me!!! on: September 07, 2004, 11:50:57 PM
Tim .... WHERE is the 60min shakedown? I've checked features, I've checked the game in the database, I've checked the news (although I might have overlooked it there...)


Link please ?  :lol:
17238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Game Discussion: Burnout 3: Takedown [Xbox/PS2] on: September 07, 2004, 11:46:05 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
IN!


Ditto.

Oh, btw people there is a multiplayer thread for live contenders. smile
17239  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Burnout 3 Live encounters.. on: September 07, 2004, 07:28:46 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
IN!

if I can sort out my 'TV issues'  :cry:


Gah! There it is again.

What TV issues? I can't very well destroy your car if you can't even see it to enjoy the 'car'nage.  :twisted:
17240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / (star ocean) It isn't just me!!! on: September 07, 2004, 07:24:58 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Purge"
Unless we're going to be seeing a preview for it ... *hint* *hint*.. biggrin

Hey - I did my 60-Minute Shakedown on this game. What more do you want?

My 6 page reviews require me to actually play the game, you know. biggrin


I can respect that. I didn't see the shakedown. I'm a lazy reader. Gimme the link. Tongue
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