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2401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 05/11/05 on: May 12, 2005, 01:28:32 PM
Quote from: "gameoverman"


The only one I can't understand is Sayid.  His logic, if you could call it that, that 'if there is no way to open it from the outside, it must mean it was never meant to be opened from the outside'  certainly had me scratching my head.  I mean, is he afraid of getting caught trespassing or something?  Who gives a crap what was 'meant' to be, just open the frickin' thing!


I think Sayid believes that whatever was locked away in the vault is dangerous - maybe even what killed all the other people. Releasing it, even 16 years later, probably isn't the safest thing to do.
2402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pic of Xbox 360 on: May 11, 2005, 05:16:02 PM
I think X-Box 360 is pretty silly myself. What does it even mean? It's coming back to where it started?

I would have gone with something like X².
2403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Multiplayer RTS: Starcraft, Warcraft 3, or...? on: May 10, 2005, 04:24:27 PM
Starcraft is the best of the RTS games (still), IMO. You are right about the competition, though - anyone still playing it online is probably pretty good. Of course, you could always play team battles or a team vs. a CPU team.
2404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gameboy emulator on the PSP on: May 10, 2005, 03:12:26 PM
How big is that viewing area? One by one? They can't make it any bigger?
2405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rumored XBox 360 specs on: May 09, 2005, 07:17:41 PM
It's interesting that the machine has a DVD-RW drive. Why would the drive need to be RW?
2406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sacred: not feelin the mojo on: May 09, 2005, 07:14:08 PM
I found it to be pretty boring. I only played through about 5 hours or so, but the game never really changed - completely uncompelling hacking throughout.
2407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need suggestions for a PS2/Gamecube RPG.... on: May 09, 2005, 03:51:00 PM
Paper Mario?
2408  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Jade Empire LE for trade (Still Available) on: May 06, 2005, 03:22:35 PM
YGPM.
2409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire Credits on: May 05, 2005, 02:38:46 PM
Quote from: "Starshifter"
How do you guys finish these games so fast!  I purchased it weeks ago and have not even inserted it into my Xbox yet.


Why buy it when it comes out if you know you aren't going to play it right away? By waiting, you can probably find a better deal on the game (or trade for it).
2410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Episode III DVD to be released on... on: May 02, 2005, 08:37:23 PM
Quote from: "Starshifter"
Quote from: "PaulBot"
Quote from: "Starshifter"
December 31 1969!!!


DANG! I missed it!! Musta been busy doing homework in the 3rd grade.

Anyone got a used copy they want to sell?


3rd grade?  I was still toddling around in preschool.  Did they have preschool back then? :?


Preschool? I was still an unreleased egg in my mother's overies!
2411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 2? PS3? Revolution? PC? Check out the screens... (56k) on: May 02, 2005, 01:30:41 PM
FWIW (which is probably nothing), a small part of an article in the most recent EGM said that they've heard that some "big name developers" are switching their games from X-Box 360 to PS3 because the PS3 is vastly more powerful. That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if such graphics were possible in the next generation systems.
2412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever find a game you were TOO good at? on: April 27, 2005, 01:31:28 PM
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. I really don't know how good I am, but when I used to play it in college no one could ever beat me (and we had a lot of people playing it). I would even play as Dan (who drops only red colored blocks) and still I would win.
2413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Post your Lumines high scores/strategies on: April 26, 2005, 03:52:41 PM
Quote from: "wonderpug"

If lights is at level 100, what did I do to get rodent?


Rodent is unlocked when you've played over 10 hours.
2414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP Questions on: April 24, 2005, 07:05:06 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
You guys might want to stick with the face cover unless you really beat the crap out of your PSP on a daily basis.


I got the Pelican screen guard and it sucks. It applies to the PSP just fine, but it makes the screen look dim and slightly grainy. I'm going to replace it with something better soon.

Edit: doh! I posted this from my brother's account. This is Captain Caveman.
2415  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / WoW (and others?) for $25 AR at CC online (through 4/23) on: April 22, 2005, 02:53:25 PM
Link.

There's a mail-in rebate for 50% off the game. Click on the "See Available Rebate" button.

I'm not sure what other games are included in the offer
2416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Revolution - touchpad controllers? on: April 21, 2005, 05:05:05 PM
Quote from: "mytocles"


maybe I'm missing something, but how can each game "map out it's own button layout on the controller" - will buttons of some sort be displayed or marked on the touchpad?


That is how I read it - the controller will display the various buttons needed on the touchpad itself. So some games will have more buttons that others and some will have the layout of the buttons differently arranged (I assume this holds true for the d-pad as well).
2417  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: GBA Castlevania games or Jade Empire on: April 21, 2005, 01:45:45 PM
Preferably Aria of Sorrow, but I'll consider the other two.

Games I have to trade:

Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (GBA)
Mario Golf (GBA)
Golden Sun (GBA)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)

Katamari Damaci (PS2)

ToEE (PC)
Battlefield: Vietnam (PC)
NeverWinter Nights (PC)
Civ 3 (PC)

PM me if interested. Thanks.
2418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Revolution - touchpad controllers? on: April 21, 2005, 12:53:03 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed before, but the new issue of Game Informer says that their sources (game developers already working on games) tell them that the "revolution" part of Nintendo's new console will be the touchpad game controllers. There will be no analog stick or buttons; rather, each game will map out its own button layout on the controller. The same developers said that Nintendo has told them that no game will be approved for their system unless it uses the unique features of a touchpad (which would seem to hinder ports from other systems).

Has anyone heard this from other sources? Is Game Informer usually reliable about these things (this was the first issue I've read)? I suppose it sort of makes sense considering the DS and all. Personally, if the report is accurate, I'm not sure how mainstream Nintendo's next console can become; no tactile feedback on games (even just in using an analog stick) would seem to be a greatly missed feature.
2419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Pope. on: April 20, 2005, 12:32:35 AM
Quote from: "El Guapo"
I do have to say, though, that I really don't think the new pope is the most attractive man.




Not only that, but he's married. Check out that wedding ring!  :shock:
2420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / God of War on: April 12, 2005, 04:04:52 PM
Quote from: "Sepiche"

Do the designers of games like these understand the difference between a puzzle and a chore?  The puzzle in the room is simple: find the buttons, open the door, then hit a button and race to get through the door before it closes.  Easy enough.  But everytime I miss a jump I have to go back to when I entered the room... before I fought a long ass battle.  No option to save at any point in the room.

s


Is this the room where you have to jump over the moving razor blades from platform to platform until you reach an area with multiple doors that need to be opened?

If so, there should be a save point to the left of the room's entrance, right before you jump on the first platform. I saved after I opened any door or killed any monster (it's much easier jumping back to the save point since there is no time limit).
2421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The anything BUT Jade Empire discussion thread on: April 12, 2005, 01:25:00 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"


This criticism concerns me more than any other:

Quote
Less free-roaming and more tightly scripted than KOTOR (there is nothing, naturally, in the Empire that would encourage planet-hopping around the galaxy as in KOTOR), Jade Empire leads you on a tightly controlled path peppered with "optional" quests.


One of my main complaints about KOTOR was that the game was too linear. If this review is accurate, it looks like Jade Empire is worse than KOTOR in that regard.
2422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A.L.F. on: April 11, 2005, 07:45:35 PM
Where'd my cat go?
2423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CONSOLE GOLD GIVEAWAY! on: April 08, 2005, 03:55:41 PM
No email for me.  frown

And I was really looking forward to getting the Playboy Mansion....  :wink:
2424  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / PSP memory card deal for 1GB on: April 08, 2005, 01:57:36 PM
Here's a 1 gig duo (Sony) for $95.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A0466794
2425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LOST - 04/06/05 on: April 07, 2005, 02:11:32 AM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
We also have Shannon and Sayeed hooking up but doing it slowly, which leads me to believe she'll either betray him at some point in the future or actually stick with him.


My guess is that you'll be right......  :wink:

My only complaint about the show tonight - the newborn baby didn't look newborn at all. If they are going to try to have a somewhat realistic birthing scene (did anyone else hear the sounds as the baby came out?  :shock: ), why have a completely clean baby?
2426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 3/30/05 - HOLY COW! (WBS shoutout) on: March 31, 2005, 09:01:53 PM
I really didn't get the point of the kidney stealing. Locke was giving his dad his kidney anyway, so why does his father then need reject him? Does he just not like Locke? What does the father gain by the deception?
2427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / God of War on: March 30, 2005, 09:03:55 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Question - does Progressive Scan make all the difference? I tried to turn it on but apparently my TV doesn't support it. frown


Progressive Scan makes a world of difference; the graphics are much more crisp  in 480p. I do, however, sometimes get some slight distortion with the progressive scan (almost like artifacts). But that is rare enough that I don't really notice it.
2428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Messed up PS2 disc - Any suggestions? on: March 28, 2005, 03:48:48 PM
There's also those DVD/CD restorers you can buy at Best Buy or EB (called the Game Dr. perhaps). I've used it a couple of times before and it usually works (even for deeply scratched games).
2429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How I got me a PSP! on: March 27, 2005, 06:15:14 PM
Way to go Rob. Keep talking good about the PSP and maybe you can convince my brother to get one.  :wink:

Just as a side note, if anyone is trading in games they might want to try Blockbuster (at least for games for the newer consoles). In general, they give more money than an EB or Gamestop and right now they have a deal where you trade in 3 or more games and get an extra $5 for each one. Add to that deal the fact that Blockbuster almost always has the "buy 2 used games get 1 free deal" and you can really get some good stuff (they usually have newer used games for sale relatively soon). On Thursday, I traded in 4 games and one DVD for more than enough money to get a new copy of God of War from them.  I'm not sure whether you can get cash or if the trade in is only for store credit, though.
2430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / God of War on: March 25, 2005, 02:38:36 PM
I have a quick question about the widescreen mode - does it actually show more of the screen (like in DVD's) or is the 4:3 screen just made to fit widescreen? Really it boils down to this: with a 4:3 HDTV, should I play the game in full screen mode or in widescreen?
2431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone an inventor? on: March 24, 2005, 05:33:48 PM
I'm going to put huge magnets in the bumpers of cars all with the same charge (pole?). That way, the two cars will automatically slow each other down before hitting bumpers.
2432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider Man 3 Villian cast...but who is the villian? on: March 22, 2005, 05:06:29 PM
So, based on the ending of the last movie (warning, spoilers ahead), I'm guessing that there will actually be two villians in the next movie - whoever this new villian is and the second Green Goblin?
2433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CONSOLE GOLD GIVEAWAY! on: March 21, 2005, 01:58:45 PM
Darn, I hope I didn't get in too late. Stupid NCAA tournament taking all my time yesterday.  :evil:
2434  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 19, 2005, 08:19:01 PM
+1 to angrycoder for the quick and easy trade.
2435  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / GBA games for trade on: March 14, 2005, 03:10:28 AM
You got PM.
2436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM has Jade Empire demo and review (9.4) on: March 12, 2005, 04:04:14 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"
Now, when they say 'on the short side in length', just how short are they talking about, I wonder?


I read in the new EGM that the game is expected to be around 20 hours. Not necessarily short, but not as long as past Bioware games.
2437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Legend of Zelda trailer on: March 11, 2005, 03:14:00 AM
Quote from: "gwartok"
I bought my original gamecube for Zelda Windwaker and wound up trading it for an xbox recently. I'm scared to watch this as I'm afraid it'll lead to me buying another one...


Just trade your X-Box for one.  :wink:
2438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Funniest & Saddest E-mail I've Ever Seen (Now w/ Pic!) on: March 01, 2005, 02:02:13 PM
Is that for real? Did she really talk about borrowing her parent's Dodge Caravan for the weekends? Is it possible that someone else sent this out as a joke?

And please, I beg you - give us the link to the picture. She sent it out to a whole law school - she can't be too conserned about privacy.
2439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Shows on DVD - Recommendations on: February 21, 2005, 06:04:45 PM
Definitely The Sopranos. One of the better shows I've seen lately (and seasons 1-3 in particular kick some serious ass).
2440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ps2 on hdtv on: February 21, 2005, 05:09:49 PM
Quote from: "Laner"
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Gran Turismo IV is going to use 1080i, and from what I've read it looks amazing.

I have my doubts as to whether or not that's actually true.  IGN is the only place reporting that, which flies in the face of every other previous preview that said that they weren't even able to get 480p working well.


This review confirms it as well.
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