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2401  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:
2402  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.


Aren't you going to be working for MS soon? Can you call up Bill Gates and tell him I said he sucks? Kthxbye.
2403  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.
2404  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.
2405  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.
2406  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:

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

Biggest rip-off ever?
2407  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.
2408  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:
2409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Info from PSM on: August 03, 2005, 03:53:09 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
No PS3 until 2007?

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.
2410  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.
2411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Miyamoto on the Revolution on: July 25, 2005, 05:04:13 PM
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?
2412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My new kitten bit my junk yesterday! on: July 24, 2005, 10:38:04 PM
2413  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):

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


Highlights mine. A clue?
2414  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!
2415  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!).
2416  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!!!!
2417  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.
2418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XIII- Overlooked Gem? on: June 28, 2005, 03:37:42 PM
Or Tetris.  ninja
2419  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:

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!
2420  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 23, 2005, 07:16:13 PM
+1 to infoghost for the easy trade and quick shipping.
2421  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Best Battlefield 2 deal? on: June 20, 2005, 02:22:11 PM
I believe that CompUSA has a pre-ordeal deal here.

A tee-shirt, the headset, and a $15 gift card.
2422  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Ralph-Wiggum and Captain Caveman's huge game clearance on: June 19, 2005, 09:34:31 PM
Ok, we have games. But we want other games. Uh, yeah. So here's a list of what we've got. Any offers are welcome but specific wants that we can think of are listed near the bottom. We might also take cash offers (but would prefer games).

PC games for trade
Sims 2 - Gone
Gothic 2
Half-Life 2
Thief 2
Temple of Elemental Evil
Freedom Force
Rise of Nations
Stronghold Crusader
Return to Mysterious Island
Neverwinter Nights
Max Payne 2
Moonbase Commander
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
Longest Journey
Morrowind Game of the Year Edition (with DVD mods)
Call of Duty Game of the Year Edition
Baldur's Gate II
Galatic Civilization
Unreal Tournament 2004 - Gone
Madden 2005

Fatal Frame 2Gone

Metal Gear Solid 3
Katamari Damacy (maybe)

Zelda: Wind Waker

Twisted Metal Gone

Sword of Mana - Gone
Final Fantasy Tactics
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon*
Zelda: A Link to the Past*
Golden Sun*
Mario Golf Advance Tour*

*These games have no box or manual.

Now here are some specific things we are looking for but, again, all offers will be considered.

PC Wants
Knights of the Old Republic 2

X-Box Wants
Jade Empire

GBA Wants
Any Castlevania game (other than CotM)
Any Pokemon game
WarioWare Twisted
Any Fire Emblem game

NFL Street

Ok, that's all we can think of at the moment. I'm sure there are more we would like though, so offer away.
2423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN doesn't even cover the Revolution? on: June 16, 2005, 07:13:45 PM
Quote from: "adamsappel"
Crappy hardware? Weakest of the current-gen? Even if that were true, it doesn't matter. You said it yourself: "because there are like a half dozen absolutely phenomenal titles in each Nintendo generation it seems." THAT is how they make money.

I've highlighted the key point in that quote. A half dozen great games in 5 years just doesn't cut it for most people. That's why 3rd party support is so important.
2424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN doesn't even cover the Revolution? on: June 16, 2005, 05:53:34 PM
But I seriously doubt that the Revolution will have more systems sold worldwide than the XBox360 or the PS3. Thus, why would any 3rd party developer create a game soley for the Revolution when their potential market is greater on the other systems (plus, if they create a game for the Xbox 360, it will probably be easier to convert that game to the PS3 (which is equivalent power-wise) than to the Revolution (and vice-versa)). While it might be cheaper to create games for the Revolution, the lack of potential consumers will really turn off most 3rd party developers, IMO.
2425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No High def for Revolution on: June 14, 2005, 02:32:14 PM
I think it will hurt their sales in the sense that if people own multiple consoles, they will probably buy any cross platform games for the X-Box360 or PS3 rather than the Revolution.

Also, the article didn't mention whether Nintendo planned on keeping support for 480p (though they did question whether the Revolution would even have a component output). IMO, it would seem backwards for the Revolution not to support a resolution that the Game Cube already can.
2426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / No High def for Revolution on: June 14, 2005, 01:27:36 PM
It seems to me that Nintendo is trying to make the Revolution as cheaply as possible. They are forced to have a new console to compete with the XBox360 and PS3, but I think they realize that they might not be able to compete with those consoles as far as pure power goes. Thus, my guess is that they are hoping to appeal to people by having their console sell for much less than the other next-gen consoles (if I had to guess, I would think the starting prive would be between $150 - $200).

I don't know if I buy the arguement that supporting higher definitions create much more work for the developers. How is it different than allowing your PC game to support higher resolutions? Sure the developers might need to worry a bit more about frame rates, but the power of the future consoles should be high enough to dismiss most of those fears.
2427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ugh, The End is totally turning me off MGS3 on: June 13, 2005, 05:25:00 PM
While I know it's too late to help you, the easiest way to beat The End is to use your map. If you are shot at, you can just check your map and the location he shot from will be marked. Once you find him, shoot him a couple of time, turn away as he throws his stun grenade, and then follow his footsteps with the thermal goggles until you get to his next spot. Repeat these steps as long as it takes to beat him. And if you lose him, just walk around until you are shot at again.
2428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone have a nintendo virtual boy? on: June 13, 2005, 01:31:18 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
I used to go to school with a guy who bought the Virtual Boy and every game for it.  He told me once that he couldnt play it for more than a half hour without getting a huge headache.

I think that was a problem for many people. The red and black colors (and the perspective?) often induced headaches..
2429  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Who wants WoW? on: June 12, 2005, 07:21:28 PM
I have a Castlevania game for the GBA along with one Metroid game, I think. I also have Zelda: Wind Waker if that interests you.
2430  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Who wants WoW? on: June 12, 2005, 12:43:47 PM
Are you looking for any trades or just for cash?
2431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 Demo on: June 11, 2005, 08:12:01 PM
Quote from: "DamageInc"
System Specs

P 4 2.6C HT
Giga-byte dual BIOS/dual circuit MOBO PAT 875 chipset
1 GB Kingston Hyper X 433 MHz Ram (OCd) running in dual channel mode
On-board sound
ATi 9500 Pro 128 MB 5.2 Cats (last supported version)
WinXP Pro SP2
7200 Seagate w/ 8 MB cache
ANTEC True Power 480 Watt PS
RaidMax aluminum case w/ 5 whisper cool ball bearing case fans

B2 recommended settings was everything on low and 800x600
Tried resetting to 1024 and the game relaunched in 800x600

Your specs are better than mine. The default was 800x600 for me, too. Apparently, you need to change the settings and then hit "apply" for them to save. Also, every time you create a new profile you'll need to change the settings again.
2432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 Demo on: June 11, 2005, 02:52:21 PM
Quote from: "DamageInc"
I was able to try out single player, but only at a max of 800X600 guess my ATi 9500 Pro ain't cutting it, going to get BFG 6800 GT today.

I've got a 9500 Pro and was able to run the MP fine at 1024x768. What are your other specs?
2433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 Demo on: June 10, 2005, 10:14:40 PM
Here are some other sites where you can download it. I'm getting it at Filefront right now at 110kb/sec:;3876613;;/fileinfo.html
2434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 Demo on: June 10, 2005, 08:14:24 PM
2435  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Duck Hunt on: June 09, 2005, 02:55:30 PM
Quote from: "kathode"

Wow - they even have Oblivion on there!
2436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Revolution downloads free? on: June 08, 2005, 01:16:50 PM
Well that's a disappointment. How is the proposed plan any different than Nintendo's current practice of selling old games (on GBA) or giving them away with other games (Animal Crossing)?
2437  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / BF1942? [update2] still problems... on: June 08, 2005, 01:13:00 PM
Though I haven't played it for awhile, I'm sure that there are still a good number of people online (especially since it seems the majority of people didn't like BF:Vietnam as much as the original).

As for mods, the most common one would be Desert Combat which sets the game in modern times. Off the top of my head, I can think of a Vietnam mod that was ok, a Pirates mod that was not nearly complete when I tried it two years ago, and a Star Wars mod that seemed decent but was just beginning when I quit playing.
2438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / It's official. Everyone hates the French..... on: June 05, 2005, 01:04:02 PM
I like the French.  biggrin
2439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST Season 1 Finale - Nice on: May 26, 2005, 05:40:25 PM
Quote from: "Charlatan"

2. Was Danielle's warning about "the Others" completely false? Yeah, she heard voices.. but aren't we led to believe SHE started the black smoke fire in an effort to get Turnip Head?

3. We were supposed to see part of the "creature" according to a post above. We did? You mean that freaky black smoke we saw two times? I wouldn't say that's "seeing" the creature. frown

I think the "Others" did light the fire. There were no footprints in the sand because they lit it from the boat. Danielle thought that by bringing the child to them, she could get her own child back.

There was a brief glimpse of the "creature" when it was pulling Locke. It looked like a long, retractable arm of a machine (with a clamp on the end).
2440  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Think Geek Affiliateship on: May 24, 2005, 12:23:52 AM
Quote from: "Crowley"
I will click the banner, but I wouldnt be caught dead buying anything from a self-proclaimed "smart person" site.


So you're saying that you're not smart?

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