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1441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Rumor]XBOX 360 Price Drop, Core Canceled, HDMI in May on: March 13, 2007, 04:54:49 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on March 13, 2007, 03:50:58 PM

I don't get why though.  The core version is seriously worthless.

Not to MS.  It gets people in at a lower price point, then they buy more expensive accessories, such as $100 for a 20 GB HD. 
1442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HD TiVo gets price cut on: March 09, 2007, 01:35:56 AM

Quote from: Kobra on March 09, 2007, 01:19:58 AM

Quote from: gellar on March 08, 2007, 11:48:42 PM

Quote from: Kobra on March 08, 2007, 11:33:42 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2007, 11:21:40 PM

Quote from: Kobra on March 08, 2007, 10:36:32 PM

Series 3 is still lacking the much required ability to connect to other Tivo units in the household, correct?

If so, this would really make the Series 3 impossible for me to adopt, 90% of the time we're moving stuff between units and couldn't imagine not having this feature.

On the other hand, I've never done it ever.  *shrug*

Well if you had it, you'd do it.. I mean, if you got movies on the Tivo upstairs and have company over and want to watch them downstairs, how else do you get those movies down?  Seems like Tivo would be pretty damn gimp without the ability to move programs/shows between machines as desired.  I don't even think I'd buy it without this feature, I want my shit to follow me through the house wherever I happen to be that hour.

Yep... not to mention the ability to write it to my laptop and/or iPod for mobile viewing.  I get a lot of use out of the iPod video functionality when I go on trips.


That too, its a great feature, seriously.. Everything else I have seen is nothing more than a kludge.  I go downstairs, turn on the TV, browse my tivo to see what to watch, don't find anything, click twice, browse the Tivo upstairs, find something, hit a button and watch it downstairs.  Easy, brilliant, and seriously one of the coolest Tivo features.

Note that this is less of a problem with dual-tuners and a larger HD.  Will still come into play, but less of a problem.

The mobile/iPod piece is still troublesome.
1443  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: x360 Live Movers and Shakers [03/06/2007 edition] on: March 08, 2007, 10:55:54 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 06, 2007, 04:50:18 PM

that's 76 of 116. All others have +0... so technically you are a mover, but not a shaker. biggrin

Do we need to be on your friends list? Or what is the criteria to make the list besides movin' and shakin'?

1444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo responds to "Home" on: March 08, 2007, 10:41:16 PM

Quote from: Farscry on March 08, 2007, 08:37:03 PM

I don't think it's far-fetched to claim that Nintendo considered something like this along their path to their currently online plan. I also think your weak jabs at the Wii are poor form, considering how often you complain of people doing such at your publisher of employ.

I suspect you're right, but the Will Wright factor* also might make Nintendo a little more touchy.

*The Wii probably can't handle all of this, and that could be why they rejected the approach.
1445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HD TiVo gets price cut on: March 08, 2007, 09:52:43 PM

Quote from: Chaz on March 08, 2007, 08:39:33 PM

If they drop the price of the HD unit to under $500, I might be able to convince my GF to pick one of these up.  Not a day goes by that one of us doesn't curse our Comcast HD box and wish for TiVo back.

Does the HD TiVo box have dual tuners, or just the one?

According to a poster at HD Beat, it might be possible to get a Series 3 now for $550 from Dell... (check the comments section on the article).  And per Gellar, 2 cable-card slots = dual tuners.
1446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "I don't think [losing GTA exclusivity] hurts us. ... I really don't." on: March 06, 2007, 10:20:56 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 06, 2007, 09:11:13 PM

Quote from: Farscry on March 06, 2007, 09:08:32 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 06, 2007, 09:03:01 PM

The PC, 360 and PS3 are all direct competetors now, with the whole Games for Windows thing. Why can't we compare them all?

Well then, Microsoft just won. World of Warcraft is the top-selling game in years and doesn't look like it's going to be surpassed. icon_wink

Correction....Blizzard just beat them all.  icon_wink

Microsoft doesn't see any money from them for WoW, though I am sure they wish they did.  I bet they are really trying to push them for Warcraft on the 360. That woud be huge and then they would see quite a bit of money from it.

I would think World Of Starcraft or Diablo might very well startup on the 360...
1447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: On second thought (a summary of past games that deserve to be mentioned agai on: March 05, 2007, 08:59:32 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on March 05, 2007, 08:50:51 PM

Not to be redundant  (ok - I am mostly redundant by default, but anyway...)

Here are the two I go back to more than any, but they require the first xbox  (I think):

1. Crimson Skies
2. Gladius

Crimson Skies is BC (Backwards Compatible) on the 360.  dunno about Gladius.
1448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I am now officially done with Gamestop on: March 02, 2007, 03:34:05 AM

Quote from: Chaz on March 02, 2007, 12:51:40 AM

If you really want to fry their shorts, make sure you pay the $2 extra for the new copy of the game.  It drives them insane.

What is this?
1449  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Vampire Redemption CE on: February 20, 2007, 10:04:02 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 20, 2007, 09:43:30 PM

What was in the CE edition?

Book of Nod was one bonus, I think there was a figurine as well...
1450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Bullet Witch on: February 20, 2007, 07:41:44 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 20, 2007, 05:56:59 PM

If I recall, Bloodrayne on WB1 didn't rate well, but I played it and had a great time with it.  Sounds like this game may be similar as it appears to be much like it from the Gamespot gameplay footage.

It's 49.99 next week so I might pick it up.  But then again, 30.00 Tomb Raider legend looks kinda good too.

Hmm.  Or maybe I'll just play through God of War again.

Er - forgot to post - Tomb Raider Legend is an excellent game.
1451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New direction for Live? on: February 20, 2007, 07:26:17 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 20, 2007, 06:29:06 PM

Since downloading games through XBox Live sounds to be pretty successful, does anyone thing they will drop the subscription fee?  The news blurb on the front page (about Live for Vista being free) made me wonder how they would monetize Live, but it appears they already are, with the game downloads.

Downloading games and patches (er, updates  icon_wink) is already free with the Silver subscription everyone gets.  Gold is only necessary for multiplayer.
1452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worst song lyrics of all time? on: February 20, 2007, 04:53:39 AM

Quote from: GatorFavre on February 20, 2007, 02:38:11 AM

Quote from: jblank on February 20, 2007, 12:49:47 AM

I got this one locked up:

Artist: Manfred Mann's Earth Band Lyrics
Song: Blinded By the Light Lyrics

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Incomprehensible? Yes. Damn fine song? Absolutely.
Wasnt that written by Bruce Springsteen?

Yes. Greetings from Asbury Park.
1453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / More fun with Sony Marketing on: January 26, 2007, 12:32:48 AM
Gran Turismo HD looks like Project Gotham Racing 3, because the ads Sony was hosting used PGR 3 images!

From ARS
1454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished in 2007 - Console & PC on: January 24, 2007, 07:16:58 PM

Gears of War (360) - still playing MP
Tomb Raider Legend (360)
Oblivion [360]
Catan  [360] - still playing periodically, but I've put enough time in to say I've finished it
Psychonauts [360 - BC]

Actively Playing

F.E.A.R. [360]
Guitar Hero II [360] - not sure what finished will be on this
Tiger Woods 2007 [360]
Harry Potter- Order of the Phoenix [360]

Shelved 2007 (on hold for over a month)

Gears of War [360]

Updated August 07
1455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect inches closer to launch on: January 23, 2007, 11:51:49 PM

Quote from: Hetz on January 23, 2007, 10:18:08 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 23, 2007, 10:07:45 PM

Could be plenty real.  Mass Effect looks very far along, and a studio can do a lot in 4 months.  However, it's likely it'll be pushed to november considering how big the game is.

Yeah, there is no way they will release this in May. This has November game written all over it....which sucks cause it looks awesome and I want it now!  icon_biggrin

Nah, it'll be before November, there is no way they want to go head-to-head with halo 3.
1456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray, we have a problem on: January 13, 2007, 07:16:21 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 12, 2007, 12:07:39 AM

So, apparently, Sony is refusing to allow porn to be distributed on Blu-Ray.

Oops.  If they stick to it, this will be a major blow to Blu-Ray, moreso than any of the mainstream studios refusing to support one side or the other.

Anyone else find it interesting that this thread was started by pr0ner ?
1457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] Guitar Hero : 80's Edition on: January 13, 2007, 10:30:54 AM
You know its coming with a new controller, right?

Spoiler for Hiden:
It's a synthesizer!!  icon_twisted
1458  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Return of PeteRock: Friday 10 PM in GoW!? on: January 05, 2007, 11:33:38 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 04, 2007, 11:51:32 PM

My wife received an Xbox Live membership for Christmas and had every intention of participating Friday night, but she has come down with something awful and has become a walking corpse.  I just don't have the heart to put a bullet in her head to end my.....I mean her misery.  She has a doctor's appointment tomorrow and has more or less been sleeping whenever she's not at work (and sometimes while at work), so odds are it'll just be me Friday night and my wife's inaugural appearance will have to be postponed for another event.  I only hope that I, too, don't acquire the living dead disease for fear of developing a reputation for being an inevitable no-show and having an uncontrollable urge to repeat "braaaaains" into my mic.  I've also been wearing a helmet to bed to protect my cranial innards. 

But, with her being sick and only wanting to go to bed immediately following dinner, I will have no problem making this week's Gears of War extravaganza, barring postmortal reanimation.

I've already started carving "S-e-n-s-u-o-u-s-L-e-t-t-u-c-e" into my chainsaw in preparation.  Plus, my chainsaw will make access to everyone's brains a little easier.   

If she inhabits the body of a locust, you might not feel as guilty...

1459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Decline of the PS3 Gray Market on: January 04, 2007, 04:10:02 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 04, 2007, 02:51:50 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 04, 2007, 01:29:18 AM

Though I have no evidence to back this up.  I get the feeling that Sony's margin (or lack there of) is better on the 60gig version.  I certainly saw alot more 60gigs on the shelves at various retailers during my travels yesterday.  There must be some reason for that.

Oh, I don't think there is any doubt of that and all of the analysts predictions on cost of hardware back that up.  And if the 60 Gig version sells well that's fine.  But my gut feeling based on the buzz as well as the reports of PS3 availability in stores (just from personal experience every single store I've been in during the last week that sells consoles now has PS3s in stock) is that PS3 sales are going to tank starting in January.  If the PS3 lags behind where the 360 was during the comparable month last year then I think Sony has a problem on their hand and price is certainly a big factor.  While they may lose more money, pushing the $500 SKU might spur some additional sales and shore up the foundation a bit. 

I think $600 is way too much too ask during first quarter when they coming out of a holiday season that was all abuzz about the Wii and not PS3. 

Getting some exclusive games that look demonstrably better than the 360 would really help (if possible) .  They need a console seller or three, possibly desperately.  The fact that much of the launch lineup consists of meh games and 360 ports is really not helping at all.
1460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Research & Markets: PS3 Expected To Win Console War on: January 04, 2007, 04:03:44 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on January 04, 2007, 03:20:01 AM

Quote from: Dimmona on January 04, 2007, 12:15:00 AM

Quote from: JCC on January 03, 2007, 11:09:45 PM

I think Sony doesn't even care about the console war. I think they care only about the PS3 winning them the HD DVD format war, which they are losing hard now despite having much better studio support.

For what its worth, if I walk into any Circuit City or Best Buy in San Diego they have a large display of Blu-Ray movies, while they generally have at best only a handful of HD-DVD titles (some stores don't carry any).  Personally, the fact that HD-DVD movies are for the most part listing for the same price as normal DVDs (~$20) compared to the $35 being charged for Blu-Ray disks is a big factor for me right now...

From discussions with people I know that are higher up in Circuit City corporate, one nice thing about living in the same town as their corporate HQ(wish they could've gotten me a job), they effectively are partnered with Sony. Hence the larger Blu-Ray support, they were they main PS3 launch chain, while having a very weak Wii offering at launch. I don't know how well this has panned out for CC, but since they have a history of making bad decisions I don't expect them to make too many gains from this partnering.

They (Circuit City) put their weight hard behind DivX too - that didn't turn out too well...
1461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Research & Markets: PS3 Expected To Win Console War on: January 04, 2007, 04:00:33 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 04, 2007, 01:14:46 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on January 04, 2007, 12:34:43 AM

The article goes on to say that the Poseidon Adventure remake which crashed and burned at the box office, has become profitable, in large part due to HD downloads on xBox Live.

Not quite.  The only mention I saw of Poseidon was that it's doing well on the download service.  Nothing about profitability.  It's pretty much impossible- Assuming that there are four million 360s in the US homes, if every single person downloaded the movie (not gonna happen), at six bucks a pop, that's only $24 million added to Poseidon's bottom line, ignoring MS's cut of those fees.  That's not even close to enough money to make up for how much Poseidon is in the red.  And realisticallly you're probably looking at more like 30% of 360 users downloading movies so it's really well under $10 million in additional revenue. 

Yeah, you're right, I had read it into the first article I saw, and had had to google it into this article. Editing. nod
1462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Research & Markets: PS3 Expected To Win Console War on: January 04, 2007, 12:34:43 AM

Quote from: JCC on January 03, 2007, 11:09:45 PM

I think Sony doesn't even care about the console war. I think they care only about the PS3 winning them the HD DVD format war, which they are losing hard now despite having much better studio support.

I don't know if they are losing hard, but in the end MS may have trumped them with HD-DVD - not that HD-DVD will win, but that xBox Live HD downloads and Cable/Satellite HD Video on Demand will win, in part due to confusion over which format to own.

From Variety:

In a topsy-turvy year for the digital download biz, a videogame service in just a few million homes is ending 2006 with more momentum than the world's biggest e-tailer.

The relative success of video downloads on Microsoft's Xbox Live and disappointment of's Unbox point to two factors that differentiate Xbox from Amazon and its many other competitors -- consumers who download a movie want a simple way to watch it on their TV, and those with high-def TVs want high-def content....

...The biggest surprise of the year, however, has been Microsoft offering movie rentals and TV downloads to the Xbox 360 via its Xbox Live Internet service.

Though there are fewer than 3.5 million 360s in the U.S. by last count, movies available from Warner and Paramount, as well as content from CBS and MTV on the TV side, are doing at least as well and, in some cases, better than on competing Web sites, which are available to anyone with a PC and high-speed Internet connection.

Xbox 360 owners are a tech-savvy and media-hungry bunch, of course, but the relatively strong start for video downloads on the console show that there is a market when watching a download is as easy as pushing a few buttons.

HD has proved particularly popular with Xbox 360 owners, many of whom already use the console to play vidgames in high-def.

For Warner, the only studio offering HD versions of its movies, consumers are consistently downloading more copies of a pic in high-def than in standard def when both are offered, even though it takes several extra hours to get the HD version.

The article goes on to say that the Poseidon Adventure remake which crashed and burned at the box office, has become is getting closer to profitable, in large part due to HD downloads on xBox Live.
1463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GamingTrend Best of 360 - Prelim on: December 24, 2006, 01:50:53 AM
 Gears of War
 Viva Piņata
 NCAA 2007 Football
1464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Retail demand for PS3 dropping below supply level? on: December 20, 2006, 08:04:46 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 16, 2006, 10:42:57 PM

Ha.  For me, it really is all about the fun.  I could have a PS3 if I wanted one, but with only 1 game out for it, I passed.

Yeah, I think this is the main problem with the PS3 - there's isn't really a killer app for it yet.  Resistance seems like the game to get, but as best I can tell, it's just another shooter.  I've heard some positives about motorstorm, but that's about it.  Most everything else is either a port or is getting meh in terms of publicity, AFAIK.  The biggest (current) killer app for the PS3 that I can see is the BR player, and most people aren't going to buy it for that.

Whereas with the Wii - the Wii itself (+ Wii Sports) is the killer app and you can get Zelda.  With the 360, Gears is doing the job, but there are a number of good games out there (when it came out the launch lineup buzz wasn't that great, but it was the first truly HD console, and that was fairly revolutionary, and the Arcade really helped it along.

1465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I may be a knuckle-dragging Eagles fan... on: December 18, 2006, 07:45:51 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 18, 2006, 06:30:47 PM

You're all just jealous because none of you have Alex Smith as your QB.


nah, they're jealous that they aren't in the NFC West :-).
1466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Backwards Compatibility update coming soon (?) on: December 14, 2006, 01:21:57 AM

Quote from: gellar on December 13, 2006, 07:40:04 PM

Now I need to go find another copy of Buffy.  That was a fun damn game.


Another sparkly thingy for my collection!
1467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Backwards Compatibility update coming soon (?) on: December 13, 2006, 07:31:39 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 13, 2006, 07:22:09 PM

The first Buffy game kicked ass up until the end. I'm glad Psychonauts is coming to BC so I wouldn't have to buy it again when I eventually upgrade to a 360.

Yup - these 2 will get some playtime for me, though I might need to buy a memory card to move my saves...
1468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 -- Keep it or sell it? on: December 08, 2006, 08:35:58 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 08, 2006, 08:33:36 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on December 08, 2006, 08:31:28 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 08, 2006, 08:07:37 PM

Did anyone ever answer my question about whether I can hook up either the PS3 or the 360 to one of the big dell monitors or not via DVI connection?

You'll need an HDMI-DVI cable for the PS3 (or the less efficient adapter), but other than that, no problem.  For the 360, you'll need to use the VGA connection

Won't the PS3 freak out if it can't form the 'relationship' with the TV?  Does that still work through DVI?


As long as the cable is of decent quality, the CP handshake should be seamless.  *Really* cheap knockoffs *may* have problems, as well as older spec DVI monitors, but I don't recall seeing anything about that.
1469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 -- Keep it or sell it? on: December 08, 2006, 08:31:28 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 08, 2006, 08:07:37 PM

Did anyone ever answer my question about whether I can hook up either the PS3 or the 360 to one of the big dell monitors or not via DVI connection?

You'll need an HDMI-DVI cable for the PS3 (or the less efficient adapter), but other than that, no problem.  For the 360, you'll need to use the VGA connection.

PS. I vote sell - as stated on the 'other' forum, I think that there will be some technical glitches with the initial PS3's, like it has been shown that there were for the initial 360's.  dante makes a great point though.
1470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantasy Football season on the brink, need advice please on: December 06, 2006, 08:29:26 PM
Jones and Barber.  Don't over-think your matchups, and go with your best players.  Plus the Rams are horrid against the run.
1471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War/Multiplayer N00bz Look Here on: December 01, 2006, 02:05:29 AM
I'd love to join in, but Saturday we'll be in LA watching UCLA v USC.  Tonight is packing night, so a possibility, though slim.

gamertag = Pyperkub
1472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill Harris, WE GET IT - you hate Sony (Dubious Quality) on: November 28, 2006, 09:50:56 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on November 28, 2006, 12:53:55 AM

You hate Sony!

Sony has done many things that would merit hate.  Installing rootkits on people's computers is only one.

With regards to the PS3 - Sony has shown a slight tendency (/sarcasm) towards prevarication when talking about it. Which can tend to put people off.
1473  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Review Section Request 2 on: November 27, 2006, 04:25:46 AM
Can we get filters for Wii, PS3 and 360 reviews too?

1474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, its 11/22, what new video content is on XBL Marketplace? on: November 22, 2006, 09:04:15 PM

Quote from: jblank on November 22, 2006, 06:28:25 PM

Yeah they do... but I'm still intrigued by the possibility of being able to get it (relatively) instantly.


See, that is the draw for me also, that and the fact I can watch them in 720p. Like anyone, I wish the cost was a bit less, but I just rented a movie yesterday for $4.00, then had take it back, so really, this isn't THAT much more if you factor in gas, time, etc.

Though you don't have to buy an HD-DVD/BluRay player.  Hopefully selections get better than Comcast on Demand (though they are getting better, though the HD movies are in 3 or 4 different places...
1475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well, its 11/22, what new video content is on XBL Marketplace? on: November 22, 2006, 09:02:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 22, 2006, 06:34:35 PM

If they could somehow do a subscription model and had most new releases, I'd be ALL OVER it.


Now that's an idea... maybe a freebie/month for live gold members...
1476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viva Pinata? on: November 16, 2006, 07:43:13 PM
We need a tips thread - I can't even find out how to name my Pinata's again.  I know the wiki is there, but I'm hesitant to use it, as I kind of want to explore and learn on my own, but I can't help but bust up laughing at some of the posts.  This game just brings a smile to my face.
1477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official what are you buying at launch thread (PS3 & Wii) on: November 16, 2006, 07:19:57 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 16, 2006, 06:46:02 PM

I think I'll be getting Rainbow Six Vegas on Monday.

I jumped the gun - Gears of War and Viva Pinata!
1478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: They don't like DVRs..... on: November 15, 2006, 12:02:10 AM
did Studio 60 also go over?  I have both recorded for future viewing, so I know that we'll get Heroes, but I'm wondering if Studio 60 will get the short shrift spillover...
1479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need advice on which console system to buy on: November 05, 2006, 06:13:13 PM
You could get an HDMI - DVI cable for the PS3, not sure about audio output tho.
1480  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Horrible, HORRIBLE battery life in new laptop on: November 04, 2006, 05:25:50 AM
If you have an onboard camera or a USB device connected, this article may have some clues and a potential registry fix..

AnandTech article on USB 2.0 and Battery life (the article is Intel only, but in theory other processors may see the same problem, at least based on my reading, if they use a similar power stepping mechanism)
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