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2481  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?
2482  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.
2483  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?
2484  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:
2485  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.
2486  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / GBA games for trade on: March 14, 2005, 03:10:28 AM
You got PM.
2487  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.
2488  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:
2489  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.
2490  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).
2491  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.
2492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ps2 on hdtv on: February 21, 2005, 01:54:42 PM
As mentioned above, not too many PS2 games use HD (or, rather, 480p) but those that do look great. Gran Turismo IV is going to use 1080i, and from what I've read it looks amazing.
2493  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 02/09/05 HOLY CRAP!!! on: February 10, 2005, 03:30:50 PM
Quote from: "Eightball"
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
My cable messed up for about 5 seconds during the show and I think I missed something. Can anyone tell me how Charlie got a gun? Did it fall from Jack when he was fighting or something? I missed the beginning of that fight.


Yeah that's exactly what happened.

Hmm.  Wasn't Duke UNC on at that time?  For Shame, Carolina "fan", for shame!


The game started 5 minutes later.  :mrgreen: But don't get me started on that.... (or just check OO)  crybaby
2494  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Pirates!, Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA), HL2, others for trade on: February 10, 2005, 03:12:52 PM
As mentioned I'm looking to trade Pirates! (LE DVD version), the new GBA Zelda game (was great, but I've beaten it) or Half-Life 2 (with Steam account info). Other games include:

Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
Golden Sun (GBA - no box or manual)

ToEE
BF:Vietnam
Galactic Civilizations
Civilization 3

Deus Ex:IW (X-Box)
Chronicles of Riddick (X-Box)

Hot Shots: Fore! (PS2)

I'm looking for GBA games (Mario & Luigi, Zelda: The Four Swords, etc) or possibly newish PC games (used WoW maybe?). But I am open for all offers (for every system). Email or PM me. Thanks.
2495  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 02/09/05 HOLY CRAP!!! on: February 10, 2005, 02:22:07 PM
My cable messed up for about 5 seconds during the show and I think I missed something. Can anyone tell me how Charlie got a gun? Did it fall from Jack when he was fighting or something? I missed the beginning of that fight.
2496  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / MMOG subscriptions- some surprises on: February 09, 2005, 08:22:24 PM
They have Lineage and Lineage II if you look at the +120000 subscriber chart. Both have over 2 million subscribers.  :shock:
2497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 on: February 06, 2005, 06:08:20 AM
Why not just XX? Or X-squared. Or even X2. Much nicer.
2498  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Why is it so hard for them to honor our rebate requests? on: February 01, 2005, 02:12:36 PM
I got screwed by a Best Buy rebate a couple of years ago for 60 bucks.. That still pisses me off.

Has anyone tried the new "easy" Staples rebates? It looks like nothing needs to be mailed - just type in the UPC code online and a few other things. I hope more stores convert to this type of rebate plan, though I doubt they will since they plan on people not getting in the correct forms.
2499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Any Zelda impressions? on: January 27, 2005, 12:52:54 AM
I finished it yesterday. Is easily my favorite game so far for the GBA (though I've only played about 5). I didn't find all the secrets, though (I didn't realize I was in the last dungeon until it was too late).
2500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Castlevania : Curse of Darkness details on: January 25, 2005, 02:53:34 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
The question is whether the game will be in 3-D like the last PS2 one or in 2-D side-scrolling goodness.

It is most definitely 3D...here are the scans from Play Magazine.  The only 2D Castlevania games you'll be seeing will be on handhelds till the end of the world I would guess.


 :cry:
2501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Castlevania : Curse of Darkness details on: January 25, 2005, 01:51:05 PM
The question is whether the game will be in 3-D like the last PS2 one or in 2-D side-scrolling goodness.
2502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The time has come-list the best Playstation 1 games! on: January 25, 2005, 02:53:23 AM
Quote from: "depward"

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is an absolute classic.  Love that game.  Though, a friend somewhat "spoiled" me in showing me how to win


Super Puzzle Fighter is one of the best. What's that tactic, though? I've played that game for years and haven't seen anything that's unbeatable or fullproof.
2503  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Blockbuster Buy 2, Get 1 Free? on: January 12, 2005, 04:05:18 PM
Quote from: "CeeKay"
Heh, someone needs to inform them that Chronicles of Riddick now goes for 29.99 new.  They have it for 49.99 pre-played.


In-store they have it for much less. When I got it from them a couple of months ago, I believe it was already down to $22.
2504  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / A few price drops at Electronic Boutique on: January 08, 2005, 02:41:52 PM
Deus Ex: IW. is also $2.
2505  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wanna beta test something other than a game? on: January 07, 2005, 05:34:14 PM
Any idea whether this program will automatically detect and configure wireless devices used for console gaming? Getting my X-Box to work online everytime I want to play is a hassle I could do without.
2506  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 01/05/05 on: January 06, 2005, 05:56:23 PM
Quote from: "AttAdude"
Quote from: "ElijahPrice"
Sure, we may find more out about the Toy Plane.  But in the end, its still just a stupid toy plane.  There is never anything juicey and real in these shows.  Its just some sentimental Toy plane, or a Letter, or a fathers empty coffin.  Its kinda getting me annoyed.  

Why can't someone actually be bad?  They were so close to painting Kate in an interesting and different light and then they made her kill 3 people over a toy plane?  Weak.

I agree that the Doc is getting boring.  I don't look forward to seeing him anymore either.  My favorite characters now are Hurley and Sawyer.

Last, if the Shannon hooks up with Sayeed I am goign to puke.


Kate did not kill people over a toy plane.  kate killed people becuse they went against the plan; they where never supposed to hurt anyone.   As for the doc i gotta agree, im really starting to hate him.  


A friend of mine is one of those people that reads spoilers all the time.  He informs me that in 3 or 4 weeks we will finaly get Hurley's story, and i cant wait for that.   He was right about tonight being Kate #2 so he might be right about that too.


And it is possible that what was in the envelope during the bank robbery is not the same thing that was in the envelope on the island (since they never did show Kate open the envelope in the flashback).
2507  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 01/05/05 on: January 06, 2005, 02:16:10 PM
Here's the lyrics to the song:

Quote
Charles Trenet
» La Mer

La mer
Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs
A des reflets d'argent
La mer
Des reflets changeants
Sous la pluie

La mer
Au ciel d'été confond
Ses blancs moutons
Avec les anges si purs
La mer bergère d'azur
Infinie

Voyez
Près des étangs
Ces grands roseaux mouillés
Voyez
Ces oiseaux blancs
Et ces maisons rouillées

La mer
Les a bercés
Le long des golfes clairs
Et d'une chanson d'amour
La mer
A bercé mon coeur pour la vie


And here's a rough translation, as best I understand it:

The sea
That we see dance along the clear gulfs
has reflections of silver.
The sea
of changing reflections
under the rain

The sea
Of the summer sky confuses
Its white sheep.
With angels so pure
The sea rocks with azure (?)
Infitite

See
Near the ponds
These large wet reeds
See
These white birds
And these rusted houses

The sea
rocked them along the clear gulfs
And with a song of love
The sea
rocked my heart for the life (?).
2508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 04, 2005, 10:40:15 PM
2509  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 28, 2004, 12:03:53 AM
Quote from: "Gryndyl"
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
The name of the file changes it from sad to funny.  :lol:



I'd hit it!  smile


Who wouldn't hit Elijah Wood? Oh wait, were you talking about the girl? Um, ah, ahem...  Nevermind......  :oops:
2510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 23, 2004, 09:27:46 PM
2511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 'Fins beat the Pats !!! on: December 21, 2004, 03:32:38 PM
Quote from: "ElijahPrice"

  Do you think this will help Bates get the job next year?


No.  :wink:
2512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Aargh! I can't play Pirates!!! on: December 18, 2004, 11:51:46 PM
Has anyone found a work around for this problem? I just got the game (the DVD Limited Edition version) today through a trade, and I keep having problems installing the game. I get a message halfway through installation telling me the the file proga~1.cab is corrupt. I read on one of the message boards that this might be due to certain DVD-drives rather than an actual corrupted disk. My drive is a Lite-on, also.
2513  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 18, 2004, 06:44:35 AM
2514  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cable HDTV vs DirectTV/Tivo on: December 17, 2004, 06:35:29 PM
When we got an HDTV, we did notice that the analog channel didn't look as good as they had. I think it was just because the tv had more lines of resolution and so we could see the flaws in the picture better. After a couple of days, however, I got used to it and never really notice it anymore. To be honest, I didn't think it was that drastic a change in picture quality. That said, the beauty of HD is definitely worth the picture degradation of the other the lower channels.
2515  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cable HDTV vs DirectTV/Tivo on: December 17, 2004, 06:12:08 PM
Could it be that the picture was stretched out to fit your tv? Did your wife try viewing a HD channel to see how the picture looked?
2516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Fantasy Football] Playoff Roster Question on: December 17, 2004, 03:27:09 PM
Easily PIT. Just look at the Bal/NYG game for an example of how bad Eli can be (3 tournovers by himself). Add to that the fact that Barber has regained his fumblitis and the Giants O-line is awful, and it seems that PIT should be a good start.
2517  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Good jobs while going to school on: December 16, 2004, 02:13:12 PM
Stripper.
2518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 14, 2004, 05:24:43 PM
While it won't make a bit of difference, here's a petition to reverse the decision that's going to be sent to the NFL.
2519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need some opinions on Spellforce on: December 14, 2004, 05:12:34 PM
I thought the game was pretty fun. I have an ATI card (9500 Pro) and didn't notice any problems. Didn't try the multiplayer, though.
2520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need a gadget in the $300 range for Christmas on: December 14, 2004, 03:49:08 PM
How about a telescope?
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