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4641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: April NPD numbers... on: May 18, 2007, 07:11:20 AM
Sony's already started to make the necessary changes and I'm sure Mr. Moore can be jetisoned from the 360 ship as easily as Krazy Ken was tossed from the good ship Playstation.

Why would MS want to get rid of Moore? That guy is awesome, I've always perceived him as being passionate about his job.
4642  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Pax will never hold a candle to E3... on: May 18, 2007, 07:08:44 AM

Quote from: Calvin on May 17, 2007, 11:07:52 PM

So you went from Pax looks like a haven for dorks and nerds to stealth edit to booking a room and going? At least leave the original comment and explain why you were wrong!

I was surprised at how many actual game kiosks they had, plus I checked out the forum and read some of people's experiences and it began to sound cool... People having hotel parties and shit sounds like fun. Figured I should retract my statement if there's drunken fun going on over there.
4643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: April NPD numbers... on: May 18, 2007, 04:52:17 AM
A $50 price drop for the 360 would be perfect for MS this holiday season to battle the Wii, along with the insane amount of high-profile titles.
4644  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Pax will never hold a candle to E3... on: May 17, 2007, 10:44:56 PM
I was looking into PAX and decided that if I can afford it I'm planning to attend, booked my room but I'll probably just pay the at-the-door fee.
4645  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Pax will never hold a candle to E3... on: May 17, 2007, 10:17:36 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on May 14, 2007, 11:38:30 PM

E3 was nothing more than a location for giant companies to shovel their crap down consumers throats.  It was all about hype.  Gamers had nothing to do with it, which is why it sucked.  Besides, you didn't get a fair look at games anyway.

PAX is a gamers convention.  It started out more like a giant LAN party that has expanded into other forms of gaming, and is only now starting to attract attention from the corporate bloodsuckers due to it's awesomeness.

Give me PAX any day. 

The only thing the giant companies were shoveling were their games... And I don't understand what you mean about gamers having nothing to do with it? Have you ever even been to E3?
4646  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Pax will never hold a candle to E3... on: May 17, 2007, 10:10:36 PM
E3 was a spectacle, it drew attention from people outside of the gaming world and made them all curious about our hobby. I love that the place was packed and loud, it had so much style and the booth designs were spectacular!

I don't disagree that E3 had it's issues, the booths trying to out-volume eachother was a bit intense at times, but that same intensity is what made the three-day ordeal so interesting. I don't understand the complaints from the press (I went as press 2 out of the 5 years), there were private demo and meeting rooms that you could schedule appointments for not to mention media kits, so I never had a problem getting the coverage I needed. The remaining three visits I went  as a GameStop manager, and I always found it effective because I would come back pumped and full of info.

4647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This... this commercial is NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Ever. on: May 17, 2007, 12:01:53 PM
Funny, other than that... so what?
4648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Riddick Remake Coming For PS3 And Xbox 360? on: May 17, 2007, 11:59:44 AM
I would buy it.
4649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo and Bungie take shots at eachother on: May 17, 2007, 03:08:00 AM
Most of those games, I'd say are pretty creative, not everyday someone thinks "Hey lets slap a fox in a plane"?

I was the originator of that idea, Nintendo stole it from me  disgust
4650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 = September 25 on: May 16, 2007, 06:57:26 PM
I missed out on Halo 2 because I didn't own an Xbox for most of it's lifespan, so I'm still riding on the wave of the first Halo game. After watching a some videos of the Halo 3 multiplayer though, I'm thinking I might get in on the action and join a clan/team or something. Count me in as excited for the game!
4651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo and Bungie take shots at eachother on: May 16, 2007, 04:44:34 AM

Quote from: Darren8r on May 16, 2007, 02:53:33 AM

hey I dont think thats a "shot".
And whatever works, right? If people keep paying for Mario, why stop? Sure it gets repeatious, but when Mario Pro FootBall year 2074 comes out, and still sells a million copies... That's success.

Yeah but the point is he's acting like when he does it its original, but when other's do it its recycled.
4652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed (finally)? on: May 15, 2007, 12:31:14 AM
Blizzard doesn't need to announce a new WoW expansion, they said after BC a new expansion would be released on a yearly basis.
4653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, how do you PS3 owners like the system? on: May 15, 2007, 12:23:33 AM
I have not yet seen a review that points to the PS3 version of a game as being graphically better than the 360 but I can see that being due to the more recent release of the PS3 and hence less development time on it.

Actually, most reviews give the nod towards the 360 version if the games are released at the same time.
4654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eternal Sonata Preview on: May 14, 2007, 09:01:45 PM
Wow, the game looks gorgeous.
4655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's May. What Are the Best Games You've Played So Far This Year (All Platfo on: May 14, 2007, 06:46:55 PM
Rainbow 6: Vegas by far.
4656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/14) on: May 14, 2007, 06:45:22 PM
I guess I've sort of purchased Marvel Ultimate Alliance Gold since I bought the character packs.
4657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly-East Coast Warehouse on: May 14, 2007, 06:44:14 PM

Quote from: Xmann on May 14, 2007, 04:01:49 PM

I'm east coast and haven't received anything yet since the new distribution has opened.  I will say however that i'm happy with the turnaround from the west coast.

Agreed, the turnaround time in the west coast is awesome, I signed up with Game Fly last month and couldn't be happier.
4658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo and Bungie take shots at eachother on: May 14, 2007, 06:40:43 PM
I thought this was awesome, it starts with Nintendo's Miyamoto taking a shot at Bungie and their Halo series, and Bungie returning fire at Nintendo and Mario. Here's what they said:

Nintendo's shot:

In a new interview with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Entertainment Weekly's Geoff Keighley asks the video game legend if he feels he's losing touch with American gamers because games like Halo often sell more copies.

Miyamoto responded, "I could make Halo. It's not that I couldn't design that game. It's just that I choose not to. One thing about my game design is that I never try to look for what people want and then try to make that game design. I always try to create new experiences that are fun to play."

Bungie's response:

Speaking to our colleagues at Joystiq, Bungie lead write Frank O'Connor responded to Miyamoto saying, "I just want to go on the record and say that Bungie is hard at work on a side-scrolling platform game featuring some plumbers -- I'm not going to say what their ethnicity is, it's none of anyone's business -- but we took that as a gauntlet, a sort of glove slap, and we're going to respond in 2D scrolling style. That's all I'm saying."

Personally, I see where Miyamoto is coming from with his comment, although it's also easy to see how Bungie may be offended by it. And actually, the full interview of Miyamoto is a really good one if you want to read it:,,20037961,00.html?cid=recirc-peopleRecirc
4659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Marvel Ultimate Alliance character pack on: May 14, 2007, 06:25:04 PM
The developers don't try to hide those type of character conflicts, I don't think most people who are playing the game really care too much about the storyline enough to make a stink about it anyhow. There are, however, some bugs in the game that I wish could have been ironed out. For example when escorting an NPC, in the case I experienced last night with Dum Dum Dugan, the AI commands don't work properly. I would set him to defense and he would still run his ass to the middle of the fray. Also, because Nightcrawler can stealth, he can literally walk through an entire level without a single confrontation.

How do you get Silver Surfer though? Him, Daredevil, and Panther are the only characters I have left to unlock.
4660  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag REQUEST THREAD on: May 13, 2007, 08:43:54 PM
Gamertag: OneRidahk
4661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Japan sales 4/30 - 5/06 (wow!) on: May 13, 2007, 07:40:56 PM
At this rate, it looks like it might be the weakest of the 'next-gen' consoles that'll win this console 'generation'. Again. Anybody have any guesses as to why?

I think it is very short-sighted to even begin trying to determine which console will be the winner, we still have another 4-5 years left! If your asking for a guess as to why the Wii is doing so well, I think we've already determined that it's a fad and simply the popular consumer product right now. If you disagree, ask people who bought a Wii at launch why they don't touch it anymore and don't see too many reasons to blow the dust off any time soon. I really wish Microsoft and Sony would team up and put out a motion-sensor controller identical to the Wii's along with a cheap compilation of sports games, that might put the Wii to bed.
4662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Marvel Ultimate Alliance character pack on: May 13, 2007, 07:33:53 PM
I've been anxiously awaiting the release of this character pack, me and a friend of mine have played through MUA on normal and have been waiting for the pack to play through it on hard mode. The new characters include Dr. Doom, Magneto, Sabertooth, Venom, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler. I have to say, these characters bring the game to a new level of coolness. They really made it so that every character adds something to the table and are very unique, the best part is that their super powers look sweet as hell. Magneto is like, the king of Uberness! Anyhow, there's not a whole lot to say, the developers did a really good job of making these new characters as cool as possible, if you were looking for a reason to play through the game again it is certainly worthwhile to develop these new heroes and villains.
4663  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I dreamt I was being tortured last night... on: May 13, 2007, 06:32:20 PM
Yeah, I'm trying to recall what I was watching last night, I think I was watching The Shield.
4664  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I dreamt I was being tortured last night... on: May 13, 2007, 06:27:39 PM
So last night I pretty much had the worst nightmare in my 23 years of life on this planet. It started out with some random guy hitting on my girlfriend even though he knew she was with me, so automatically I hit the guy and he in turn goes and calls his friends. Next thing I know I'm surrounded by 4-5 guys (and they looked freaky, like gothic/emo style) and they are beating me to the ground, then I pass out. Then, I wake up (in the dream) and my friend is describing how they were torturing me, but I don't remember any of it. I remember in my mind just thinking "I hope I didn't beg for my life and that I took it like a man". So I'm running home and the run is going forever, and when I get near my house I get a text message on the phone which says "I hope your still bleeding...", when I get home I find a DVD and my torture is on it. I'm watching it and it's insanely graphic, like seriously I can see them cutting me and I see my eyes and their very bloodshot. At this point a guy is about to do something to me when I woke up. It was 5AM and seriously the first thing that passed through my mind was "damn, I need a gun or something for protection", the dream had enough of an effect on me to make me take my pocket knife with me to breakfast this morning.

Horrible dream, the most tramatic part of it was seeing my own eyes all red and bloodshot, it seemed so real...
4665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect inches closer to launch on: May 12, 2007, 10:51:43 PM
I'm worried about the frame rate during combat though, it looked a bit choppy. I really hope they do not ruin the game with a poor frame rate...
4666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Halo3 beta vids... on: May 12, 2007, 10:42:53 PM
4667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lego Star Wars: the true noob-friendly game on: May 12, 2007, 12:07:05 AM
We just finished the first episode (A New Hope) and have moved onto Return of the Jedi. Still loving the heck out of the game, although there are definately some issues with the controls. A lot of times we get stuck because we think we've tried everything in the room, just to find out we weren't precisely aligned with an access point (or whatever you call those little spots that require C3PO or R2DR to open). Other than that, we're loving the humor, the combat, the puzzles, and I am particularly loving the humorous take on the storyline.
4668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest IX on the DS?(confirmed) on: May 11, 2007, 11:53:57 PM
I don't see how this coming to a portable as opposed to one of the next-gen systems is a good thing from a purely entertainment standpoint. It is probably going to be shorter than a console version would be, the graphics are obviously going to poor in comparison, and you have to deal with the discomfort that comes with long periods of gameplay on a portable. I see it as a positive thing for those who only own a DS and were planning to buy whichever console it may have landed on, but otherwise I'd be pretty disappointed if a franchise I loved was getting relegated to portable status.
4669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (Wii)Project Rygar announced on: May 11, 2007, 06:21:04 PM
I played Rygar on the PS2, and actually I won my copy at E3 the year it came out. You know those contraptions where you have a rubber sledge-hammer and you hit a pod which shoots a ball up a spine-like thingy that dings a bell if you hit it right? I have no idea what that thing is called, but I won a copy for myself and my friend that year. Oh how I miss E3  tear
4670  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo $12 shipped on: May 11, 2007, 06:38:56 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on May 07, 2007, 01:32:04 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on May 07, 2007, 12:41:36 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on May 06, 2007, 11:06:44 PM

Right, because clearly I listed something I wanted to sell just to piss you off..  Roll Eyes



4671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whoa! on: May 11, 2007, 06:36:54 AM

Quote from: kronovan on May 10, 2007, 12:45:55 AM

Quote from: Ridah on May 08, 2007, 10:39:06 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 08, 2007, 03:49:20 PM

Statistically speaking cell phone related accidents are just a tiny percentage of accidents.

Statistically, what percentage of accidents involve women  icon_twisted

Well...according to a friend of mine that's a statistician for the Insurance industry; the majority of auto accidents are caused by males between the ages of 16 - 25. Apparently this statistic is consistent throughout North America.

Yeah, that makes sense actually. Second highest is women though right?  icon_twisted Oh come on, just say it!!
4672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Japan sales 4/30 - 5/06 (wow!) on: May 11, 2007, 06:30:34 AM
Japan proved to be one of the main reasons Sony dominated so well last two generations, and why Nintendo was so big prior to that, but now that their tastes don't align with your tastes, they're not as relevant? Right.

All I'm saying is, Japan is proving to be only capable of supporting one console per generation. Last generation it was Sony, this generation it looks like Nintendo (at least until the PS3 software starts taking off). On the other hand, North America doesn't have a big problem with all three major platforms holding a nice slice of pie, and Europe also has proven to be a market that can support at least two major platforms. If I were a game company, I'd definately be aiming at the more open-minded regions.
4673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed (finally)? on: May 10, 2007, 05:36:33 PM
I think people are over-estimating the popularity of Starcraft in the light of Warcraft. People are NOT going to abandon their characters in WoW just to play in the Starcraft universe, and people won't split their time, at least not the serious players. I think it is ridiculous that Blizzard would want to have two MMO's out on the market. I mean, what's next a Diablo MMO? Come on Blizz, stop selling out on us.
4674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Japan sales 4/30 - 5/06 (wow!) on: May 10, 2007, 05:30:20 PM
Further proving Japan is no longer the video game capital of the world.
4675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How many generations until Gamestop is out of business? on: May 10, 2007, 05:27:23 PM
I absolutely believe that within 1-2 generations we'll be buying all our games via digital distribution. I think we'll see something similar to music where a lot of the brick and mortar stores have begun closing down, music sections shrinking, and digital distribution programs expand. The only difference in video games and music is the size of the downloads. Once download speeds pick up and the hard drives are MUCH larger (we're talking terraflops here or whatever 1000 gigs are) we'll be right there.

Oh and I don't think GameStop will go out of business, they'll just restructure.
4676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 on X-box 360? on: May 10, 2007, 05:16:26 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 10, 2007, 05:11:56 PM

Nothing official, but it only makes fiscal sense.  I'd be shocked if they didn't ship simultaneously or pretty damned close to it for 360 and PC with PS3 pulling up the rear a few months later.

Exactly, we'll probably see a release similar to Oblivion except a shorter gap between the 360/PC and the PS3 versions, if not a simultaneous release.
4677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lego Star Wars: the true noob-friendly game on: May 10, 2007, 03:43:24 AM
I know there are games out there that help bring non-gamers into the gaming scene pretty well. Usually they fall into an "alternative" genre such as Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and even Wii Sports which I consider interactive entertainment rather than a video game in the traditional sense. That being said (basically what I'm saying is, aside from the above listed games), Lego Star Wars has to be one of the best games available to bring in those who don't normally play video games. My girlfriend and I played for more than 3 hours today and she loved it, usually she loses interest in a game within half an hour but she really loved this one and tried to plan for another night to play. The game is very simple and fun, and anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies will appreciate the humor. I'm even surprised at how much I enjoy the graphics, which are beautiful in their own simplistic way. So anyhow, big thumbs up to a noob-friendly coop game  thumbsup
4678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what time is the 360 dashboard update? on: May 10, 2007, 02:25:09 AM
Update went fine for me as well, was a little worried though  icon_wink
4679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: N-Gai still rocks - Some interesting info on console GPU's on: May 10, 2007, 02:07:19 AM
My bet is that he doesn't work on the graphics, because anyone who works on the engines will tell you otherwise.
4680  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: its my birthday on: May 09, 2007, 06:19:38 PM
Happy Birthday bro!
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