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2361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your most hated flaws in TV shows and movies on: September 16, 2005, 08:16:12 PM


The Power Glove! That thing was worthless (I know, I got it as a present).


More generally though, I hate it when they show people playing video games. The kids are always mashing crazy buttons and twisting the controller around like mad. There are few shows that present it accurately (The Sopranos did, if I remember correctly).
2362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I want Dragon Quest VIII, and I want it now. on: September 09, 2005, 08:17:45 PM


He's coming for you.
2363  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Madden video! Prepare to be... on: September 09, 2005, 03:15:48 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
 I think the graphics will look more polished in the final version, especially in a higher quality video.  It will probably be like when Madden moved from the PSone to the PS2.  The first year on the PS2 wasnt that big of a leap, but the following year was quite a large improvement.


Graphically, Madden's leap from PS1 to PS2 was huge. My brother and I stood in line at midnight to get a PS2 just because of the enormous graphical differences between the two Maddens. I was completely blown away.

Here's the PS1 Madden 2001:





Here's PS2 Madden 2001:





The difference between the current versions of Madden and the X-Box 360 version isn't nearly as wide.
2364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rebelstar Tactical Command Question on: September 07, 2005, 02:56:29 AM
That down arrow button in the last picture could be crouch.
2365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Football is Coming!!! YEAH!!! on: September 07, 2005, 02:49:04 AM
You can't run/You can't hide/You can't stop Carolina pride!
Unleashed/Are the Panthers!

What a great song.  biggrin
2366  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / question: WoW mods old and new on: September 05, 2005, 03:28:13 AM
What is Blizzard's policy concerning mods? For instance, the gathering mod listed above looks like it would be very useful, but is that sort of thing frowned upon by Blizz?
2367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox360 - your questions answered.... on: September 01, 2005, 06:36:14 PM
Quote
RGB video output will only be possible if you purchase the £17.99 cable separately - regardless of whether you paid £209.99 or £279.99 for your Xbox 360 console.


I realize this is for the European 360, but does this mean that the complete package won't actually contain component cables?
2368  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / This just in! IGN is lame... on: August 29, 2005, 04:06:48 PM
If we work together, we can show them up, Knightshade. Send me an XBox360 and I'll put that in my mouth. Take that IGN!
2369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xbox360] New Madden screens on: August 29, 2005, 02:36:35 AM
Hopefully the pictures at Gamestop are current gen pictures. Otherwise, not looking much different.

edit: Ok, looking at the regular X-Box Madden pictures, I think they're the same. That's good (but not so smart of Gamestop).
2370  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / And our newest Hall of Fame Trader is... (updated 7/30) on: August 27, 2005, 05:41:52 AM
Wow. This is all so unexpected. I remember when I was still a new guy, trying to find my way around this thing called an "internet forum".

I suppose this is the time I should mention those that helped me to reach this goal. First off, I'd like to thank my local EB, for always selling me games at full price when I know that I'll get bored and trade them three weeks. I'd also like to recognize my computer, who through hard work and enduring times, managed to reduce his random crashes to only two or three times a week. Finally, I have to say thank you to Leroy Jenkins, who's inspiration has kept me going all these years. Without you, Leroy, I'd be nothing. Thank you.
2371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Preorders available online (EbGames)! on: August 24, 2005, 07:28:45 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"

I like that the $699.91 one at Gamestop is actually the CORE console, whereas you'd have to get the $799.90 to get the "regular" X360. Cripes.


Crimey, that's a bad deal. What am I missing here:

Core system - $300
5 games - $250
Controller - $40
Memory card - $40
Total = $630

Are they really charging 60 bucks for a 1 year warrenty plan?

edit: Now I get it - they are charging $60 per game rather than $50.  :evil:
2372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XBOX 360] Err...what the heck... on: August 21, 2005, 04:45:04 PM
Well, the timer would indicate that whatever it is happens on Sept. 27 (Tuesday) at noon. I doubt that's the release of a console (since those usually happen at midnight). More likely, it's the announcement of some game (Halo 3 would be my guess).
2373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 18, 2005, 09:01:02 PM
Does Next Generation magazine still exist? Or are they only online now? Or does that website have nothing to do with the magazine?
2374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 18, 2005, 04:34:37 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "Canuck"
Quote from: "Nick Bean"
Game companies are sick of losing money on their consoles. I can't understand how any one can knock Microsoft for the $399 price. They aren't short changing anyone, they are just trying to give people more options by offering the $299 version.

If Sony releases the PS3 for less than $400 I will be shocked. Not only that, but just think about how much money they can potentially lose if they price the PS3 at $400. There is the system, the built in wireless adapter, the Hi-Def dvd, and I have heard that they are also considering an optional hard drive. I wouldn't be mad at Sony if the PS3 started at $600 dollars with all the crap they are putting in it.

Then there is Nintendo, and I wouldn't be suprised at all if the Revolution was only (ha only) $200. Yet they have catches too, charging to download all the games for one, and the other is that for that price, their machine just won't be able to do what the other two can. I know that it is all about the "game play", but if they don't improve the tech, they can't improve the gameplay.

People might not understand or like what Microsoft has done, but they have just opened gamers eyes to the $400 console price tag. It's kind of funny, because they totally took the burden off of Sony.


Errm I think I've yet to read a post where someone is complaining about the $400 pricetag.  People are complaining about the 2 SKU versions.  It's bad news for everybody.  I agree with the person who stated that the harddriveless consoles won't be gimped.  You know why?  Because developers will be focusing on the 85% majority of gimped Xbox owners (my guess)  for there games.  So it is actually the superior HD that is going to have it's games gimped-they won't be nearly as cool as they could have been.


Not true. The Oblivion devs have specifically said that it will run MUCH better on the HD versoin, than on the core system. Therefore the hd-less version is gimped.


He didn't say all games, but 85% of games. In any case, its undoubtably true that many future games won't use the HDD as much as they would have if there had been one SKU.


Actually, he said the developers would be focusing on the "85% majority of gimped xbox owners" meaing that he thinks 85% of people will buy the core version, which I also think is not true at all....at least not for the first few years.

Also, if you read his post, it is clearly implying that he thinks all games will be gimped on the HD version, because of the core system.


You're right - I misread it. I do think he has a point, though; most developers might still use the HDD, but they probably won't do as much as they would have if all systems included a HDD.
2375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 18, 2005, 04:07:23 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "Canuck"
Quote from: "Nick Bean"
Game companies are sick of losing money on their consoles. I can't understand how any one can knock Microsoft for the $399 price. They aren't short changing anyone, they are just trying to give people more options by offering the $299 version.

If Sony releases the PS3 for less than $400 I will be shocked. Not only that, but just think about how much money they can potentially lose if they price the PS3 at $400. There is the system, the built in wireless adapter, the Hi-Def dvd, and I have heard that they are also considering an optional hard drive. I wouldn't be mad at Sony if the PS3 started at $600 dollars with all the crap they are putting in it.

Then there is Nintendo, and I wouldn't be suprised at all if the Revolution was only (ha only) $200. Yet they have catches too, charging to download all the games for one, and the other is that for that price, their machine just won't be able to do what the other two can. I know that it is all about the "game play", but if they don't improve the tech, they can't improve the gameplay.

People might not understand or like what Microsoft has done, but they have just opened gamers eyes to the $400 console price tag. It's kind of funny, because they totally took the burden off of Sony.


Errm I think I've yet to read a post where someone is complaining about the $400 pricetag.  People are complaining about the 2 SKU versions.  It's bad news for everybody.  I agree with the person who stated that the harddriveless consoles won't be gimped.  You know why?  Because developers will be focusing on the 85% majority of gimped Xbox owners (my guess)  for there games.  So it is actually the superior HD that is going to have it's games gimped-they won't be nearly as cool as they could have been.


Not true. The Oblivion devs have specifically said that it will run MUCH better on the HD versoin, than on the core system. Therefore the hd-less version is gimped.


He didn't say all games, but 85% of games. In any case, its undoubtably true that many future games won't use the HDD as much as they would have if there had been one SKU.
2376  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Gamecube + Metroid - $50 on: August 18, 2005, 04:05:54 PM
Here. The site takes a while to load, but looks like a pretty good deal if you've been interested in trying the GC.
2377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [X360] Good News! Oblivion will NOT require the hard drive. on: August 18, 2005, 01:11:13 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Also this is up at Game Informer about Oblivion and the XBox 360:
Quote


"We've known since day one that there would be versions of the 360 without a hard drive, so Oblivion will still work on every 360," assures Todd Howard, executive producer at Bethesda.


That's interesting. Hadn't MS been saying fairly recently (E3?) that all X-Box 360's would have a HDD? Apparently, they were knowingly lying.
2378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 08:37:43 PM
Quote from: "wonderpug"
Quote from: "Graham"
I'm not trying to be harsh in any of my posts.  I just think that it sounds like, "I like liver better than broccoli, even though I have never had liver and don't know what it tastes like."

Except that we know liver is going to perform more or less in the same class as broccoli, and we know liver's history of Japanese developer support, and unique games like Ico and Katamari you wouldn't expect to see on broccoli.  The liver price point, as well as many other things, is still up in the air, so putting all your eggs in the liver basket may be a bit hasty.  But I think we know enough to at least lean towards one or the other.


Now I have a hankering for some liver. Mmmmm.....liver.
2379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OMG - I'm a beta tester, I'm a beta tester!!! on: August 17, 2005, 07:59:23 PM
The only console game I've beta-tested was Everquest for the PS2. That wasn't so fun.
2380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 07:40:25 PM
Quote from: "Graham"
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Quote from: "Graham"

Sony did promise that with the PS3 at one time, but they have since said that they aren't going to do that.


Where did you hear that? As far as I can tell (from the IGN faq, at least), the PS3 will still support a wireless internet connection.


This was a month or two back.  I think I got it from the INQ, but it named Ken Kutaragi.  I know that I posted about it and made some comment about it sounding like the PSX.

Here are a few links I found in a quick Google search:

http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-entertainment/index.php#ps3ps3router-112366

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/632/632766p1.html

http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2005Jul/bga20050712031333.htm

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=10033


All I see in those articles is that the PS3 can't be used as a router, not that it won't be able to connect to the internet wirelessly.
2381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 07:16:53 PM
Quote from: "Graham"

Sony did promise that with the PS3 at one time, but they have since said that they aren't going to do that.


Where did you hear that? As far as I can tell (from the IGN faq, at least), the PS3 will still support a wireless internet connection.
2382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hold the Phones guys, Xbox 360 Hard Drive not included? on: August 17, 2005, 05:44:23 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
My rep says, and I quote "Its bullshit."

So there ya have it. smile


You need a new rep.  :wink:
2383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 05:36:53 PM
Quote from: "gellar"
I recognize the value.  I can afford the console.

I still think dropping what would be nearly $600 on release day (System + 2 games + controller + tax) is absolutely fucking insane.  It's a game console, for fuck's sake.

gellar


Aren't you going to be working for MS soon? Can you call up Bill Gates and tell him I said he sucks? Kthxbye.
2384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 03:58:50 PM
If not all games support the HD, wouldn't that mean that even buyers of the more expensive package will need to get a memory card? That would be pretty crappy.
2385  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 03:24:26 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"


Edited to add - Another worry I have is that now since the X360 "extra package" costs $400, I'm sure Sony won't feel so bad to raise the pricepoint for their console to, what, $400-$500?


I doubt it. My guess is the Sony will release the PS3 for $399 and MS will drop the loaded X-Box 360 package to $350. Any price over $399 is too expensive for all but the most hardcore of gamers (think 3DO). In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 also had a cheaper version available (sans HD) at launch.
2386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 03:04:40 PM
I always was suspicious of the reason why the X-Box 360 would have a detachable HD. I guess now we know why.
2387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 02:04:35 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Here's a list of the accessories:
Quote

• Hard Drive (20 GB) ($99.99, 99.99 Euros, 69.99 GBP)


Biggest rip-off ever?
2388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 12, 2005, 03:20:18 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"

Curiously... in a game like Oblivion, why exactly would you need a keyboard and mouse... an RTS I can understand.  If the system is designed with a controller in mind it will work just fine.


It's just my prefered method of controlling. IMO, most games with that use a third person perspective (or first person) are easier to control with a keyboard and mouse. If find them to be more precise and, frankly, more intuitive.  Especially in games where you need to sort through any type of menus (I assume there will be menus in Oblivion, even if it's only when buying stuff from a merchant), it is easier to point and click with a mouse than with an analog stick.
2389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 12, 2005, 01:08:20 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"


I thought so as well, until I read something a little while ago where the devs said the Xbox 360 version would look and play better than the PC version.


Look better, probably. Play better? I don't know. IMO, mouse + keyboard > console controller.

Of course, it all depends on how much longer it will take for the PC version to come out. If they are released on the same day (which I somehow doubt), I'll go for the PC version. If the PC version will be more than a month after the X-Box release comes out, I suppose it will all depend on how the forum effect hits me.  :wink:
2390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Info from PSM on: August 03, 2005, 03:53:09 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
No PS3 until 2007?

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/08/02/news_6129862.html?tag=lastword_all_headline

Sony would be nuts if they did that. Right now, the word ftom Sony is that the PS3 will launch in Japan before 3/31/06 and in North America late 2006...which I think is giving the 360 way too big a lead...but we will see.


I wouldn't put too much stock into that article - it's just one analyst's idea of what could happen if all the right conditions are met (the main one being the X-Box 360 not selling well). IMO, there's no way Sony lets the X-Box 360 have a two holiday season lead over the PS3.
2391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ken Kutaragi on the PS3 - expensive, 10 years on: July 28, 2005, 02:35:02 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Sony was just talking up the price of the Playstation 3 to hype it up more (something they're very good at). As in - "hey, our system is so advanced it's going to cost a hundred zillion dollars!!!!11001101!!!" This gets all the kids excited and then when the PS3 debuts at $299 they'll think it's an incredible deal and rush out to get it at midnight.
2392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Miyamoto on the Revolution on: July 25, 2005, 05:04:13 PM
Quote
And there are more important things to worry about than high definition telly, Miyamoto argued. "The majority of people won't be playing our system with an HDTV, though with the Revolution, 480p resolution will be standard.


I might be wrong, but don't you need an HDTV to display 480p? Or are there t.v.'s that can display 480p but no resolution higher?
2393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My new kitten bit my junk yesterday! on: July 24, 2005, 10:38:04 PM
2394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Incidents Today at OO[Mods Please Read] on: July 24, 2005, 01:27:23 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Threads too long. I got the pics too. Why does it point to crowley?


After the IP match, this seems to be the most damning evidence (posted by noun on OO):

Quote
I got a PM from him titled "a" with two broken links. The URL for one of the images is...

WARNING DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK IN CASE IT WORKS NOW

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/crowley1579/onelove.jpg

Highlights mine. A clue?
2395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My Best Poker Tourney Ever on: July 17, 2005, 06:12:27 AM
Congrats. I play at UB and occasionally enter the multi-table tournies. So far, the best I've done is 17th (I busted out when I went all-in preflop with pocket kings, someone called with pocket queens and hit a queen on the flop). It takes a lot of patience (and some luck) to make it that far. Quite an accomplishment!
2396  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Any interest in Killer 7? on: July 06, 2005, 07:38:16 PM
Quote from: "EddieA"
IGN gave it 8.1.


That's the first decent review I've seen. EGM gave it 5.5's or so. Gamepro (hey, I get it for free) gave it a 2.5 (I think). Even Maxim killed it (Maxim!).
2397  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 30, 2005, 07:22:43 PM
+1 to mytocles. Good communication, quick shipping, and the Best. Packaging. Evar!!!!
2398  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 30, 2005, 01:33:39 PM
+1 to Ragnarok for the easy trade.
2399  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XIII- Overlooked Gem? on: June 28, 2005, 03:37:42 PM
Or Tetris.  ninja
2400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Guess the Dictator and/or Sitcom Star! on: June 24, 2005, 02:58:38 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Im surprised.  I was only the third person to pick Fidel Castro.  I was also like the bazillionth person to pick Kramer.


That's strange:

Quote
Well, I win this round. You are player number 1001 to pick Fidel Castro from Cuba, and what a clever choice it was! You almost had me for a while, but you let your guard down. Don't worry, it happens to all of us sooner or later. Please play again, and next time I'll be ready for you, Fidel Castro from Cuba.


I wonder if it depends on the questions asked.

I was the first person to pick Byron from Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Take that, guessing game!
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