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4641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WTF is up with EA? This is BS on: June 27, 2007, 11:14:27 PM
If every game after the original Sim City had been good (easier to play, less insane micro-management, etc) I might be angry about this, but the fact is the last few iterations have been pretty poor to everyone except for the die-hard fans. I like the idea of making the game more accessible to those who don't want to spend dozens of hours just learning the ins and outs of the game.
4642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: June 26, 2007, 11:55:57 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 25, 2007, 06:08:57 AM

That was some good stuff!
Another thing I liked about it: you could tell the movie cost about $1,000,000 to make, as they didn't need much but a sound stage. And a few shots on location. But, impressively done! And pretty damn creepy.

Actually it cost $25 million to make. Those special effects weren't cheap, apparently slywink
4643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up reviews The Darkness (and assorted pleasantries...) on: June 26, 2007, 06:12:57 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on June 26, 2007, 05:56:48 PM

The problem is that I don't think a lot of people can justify $60 for a mediocre 10-hour shooter.  MP, in theory, gives it legs.  On the other hand, if you're going to do it poorly, it's going to result in a hit in the reviews. 

I agree, however I've heard plenty of people who have said they would gladly pay the $60 for a good experience, even if it's short, than for an average game that is 20-30 hours long. As far as multiplayer goes, if it's good then yes I can see it adding legs but if it's just tacked on like in most games I don't see the added value.
4644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Conflicting release date info (Transformers game) on: June 26, 2007, 05:41:44 PM
Looks like a good game for Transformer fans, otherwise just another beat 'em up with racing sequences for the rest of us. I'm interested in the cutscenes though.
4645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up reviews The Darkness (and assorted pleasantries...) on: June 26, 2007, 05:36:16 PM
I don't understand the fad these days where every game has to have some sort of multiplayer mode, I really wish more companies would just leave the multiplayer mode out entirely if it isn't the focus of their project. Instead, we get a bunch of games with lackluster multiplayer which provide a short-lived thrill for the few people who have to take all their games online. Lets be honest, how many games out there that do go online actually do it well to the point where it gains a large community that support it for years? Not many as far as I've seen.

My point here is, who cares about the MP in this game? We knew the focus was the SP from the start.
4646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've never watched Red vs. Blue on: June 26, 2007, 05:28:46 PM
They are sold on DVD.
4647  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RING OF UNHOLY DEATH! on: June 26, 2007, 12:14:05 AM
I'm gonna use this thread for my own nefarious deeds  icon_twisted

Actually, I just wanted to ask what people's views were on using the 360 vertically and how it affects the DVDs since that is how I have my setup now?
4648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up reviews The Darkness on: June 26, 2007, 12:11:23 AM
Perhaps a new thread would be warranted at this point?
4649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: June 25, 2007, 09:33:32 PM
You know, its really strange because my main issues are always with Oblivion. The first HDTV I bought was a 62" rear-projection, and just about every game looked good except for Oblivion, which looked way too soft and washed out.

Where in the dashboard do you edit the color depth and such?

Also, if I were to get a larger monitor that supports 1920x1200 resolution natively, do you suppose it would look sharper because the 360 supports that resolution specifically?

*after edit*

Doesn't look like any monitors support 1900x1200 anyhow  icon_confused

I also found how to edit the color depth (it was hidden as Reference Level).
4650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: June 25, 2007, 09:17:32 PM
I decided that I want to do my 360 gaming on my PC monitor, so I bought the VGA adapter you guys linked (or at least I think it's the same one, I got it from GameStop used) and have been trying it out. I'm a bit turned off by the very soft image it displays. I'm coming from a 40" LCD in 720P, so I was surprised at how much darker the image is on my monitor and how soft it is as well. I'm using a 20" Dell widescreen monitor, the 360 resolution is set to 1280x1024, which was about the highest resolution the monitor could support in good quality. Was I expecting too much with my PC monitor or do I not have something set up correctly?
4651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/25) on: June 25, 2007, 05:33:02 PM
360:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Overlord
The Darkness

I will either own or rent these guys, Overlord I may skip pending on forum impressions.

4652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: June 24, 2007, 08:08:30 PM
Ah ok, thanks Whiteboy. Another question:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Did he get the idea to burn the place down from the writing that was on the brick wall saying "Burn me alive"? How did that even get him out of the room?
4653  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Intel Price Cuts - July 22 on: June 24, 2007, 08:05:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 24, 2007, 05:55:28 PM

Any good sites on changing out the CPU?  or if I never did it before would I just be better off letting a professional do it?

I was wondering the same...
4654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: June 23, 2007, 11:40:21 PM

Just came back from the movie and... It... Was... Nuts  icon_eek

I felt like I was in an alternate reality when I stepped out of the theater, awesome movie!

Spoiler for Hiden:
So about the ending when his daughter was on the tape, does that mean he's still in the room?
4655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will you check in to room "1408"? on: June 23, 2007, 06:11:12 PM
I think i'll go see this by myself!  icon_biggrin
4656  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do I tell her? on: June 23, 2007, 05:38:05 AM

Quote from: drifter on June 22, 2007, 10:59:15 PM

yeah post the pic.

also  do not judge the haircut by a picture on a phone


Yep, you are right. It wasn't nearly has bad as in the picture, to be honest I couldn't even tell the difference from her old style. I guess she took the pic when it was fresh and it just looked so wierd, that coupled with the fact that I was looking at the pic on my phone seemed to have made it seem worse than it really is.
4657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up reviews The Darkness on: June 23, 2007, 05:34:42 AM
I really hope some of you aren't judging the game based off of early build videos, that would be so wrong...   icon_mad
4658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do I tell her? on: June 22, 2007, 09:07:19 PM
So my girlfriend just finished with her hair appointment, she wanted to try having bangs and personally I wasn't excited about the idea because honestly I'm just not a huge fan of them. Anyhow, she just sent me a pic message to my phone and I think the haircut looks pretty bad... *looking at the picture again* ...  Yeah it's really bad, so do I give her an honest opinion or do I lie?
4659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- WHEN?!?!?!?!?! on: June 22, 2007, 08:32:27 PM
The more I read about this game, the more worried I become about the game being spread too thin. Lots of worlds to explore, tons of people to meet, but none of it being all that exciting because perhaps there is simply too much content. Anyone else concerned about this?
4660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DiRT [360/PS3/PC] Impressions on: June 22, 2007, 08:26:27 PM
I put an hour or so into the game so far and I'm not having much fun with it. I've never been the biggest racing game fan in the world, the last rally racing game I played was on the Xbox over two years ago. I'm just not seeing how this game is any different from any previous rally games, and on top of that I'm not feeling a great sense of speed. When I read a preview for this game I got really excited, the developers made it seem like there was a slew of new features that were going to bring rally racing to the next level and whatnot. I see the damage model and I like it, but other than that I'm just not grasping what makes this game actually fun.
4661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: June 22, 2007, 06:26:32 PM
Playing the demo was underwhelming for me, I'm thinking I'll end up passing on this game since my hands will be full with Dirt, The Darkness, and Harry Potter (360). That will of course change depending on how the impressions look.
4662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1up reviews The Darkness on: June 22, 2007, 06:23:47 PM
I didn't like Chronicles of Riddick when I played it on the PC when it came out, I thought the stealth gameplay was poorly implemented and I felt as though I could never determine whether stealth or non-stealth was the best choice in many situations. However, I definately admired the production values and the atmosphere of the game. I'll definately be giving The Darkness a spin.
4663  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LoTRO FS/FT on: June 21, 2007, 11:12:01 PM
Did this get sold?
4664  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pranking a vent server on: June 21, 2007, 11:09:55 PM
I like the other people in the vent server and their comments because they are all level-headed about it. Did you also hear one of them refer to that chick as someone's mother?

The sad thing is that this makes me want to play WoW again, had a lot of fun times on vent.
4665  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pranking a vent server on: June 21, 2007, 05:47:04 AM
That was awesome, that chick has one dirty mouth though! icon_eek
4666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly question on: June 21, 2007, 05:36:22 AM
Hmm, I really don't understand how GF works. I put Dirt at #2 in my Q and Super Paper Mario at #1, and just today they shipped Dirt. That's fine with me, I didn't expect to get Dirt shipped to me so quickly though considering it just came out, I figured they would just Mario first. *shrug* Guess you just have to roll with it.
4667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C 3 Impressions on: June 20, 2007, 05:47:17 PM
I think the problem is the GDI campaign is way too damn long, by the time I finished it I needed a few days before starting the Nod campaign, and by the time I started Nod I was even burnt out on the cutscenes. I think I'll play some multiplayer rounds and call it a day with this game.
4668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly question on: June 20, 2007, 05:39:44 PM
Heck, I live in California, I should find out where the distribution center is and drive there myself if it will speed things up. Here's hoping I get a copy of Dirt soon. Do you think it matters how long you've had a game on your Q? I've had Dirt on there for two weeks now.
4669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly question on: June 20, 2007, 04:20:44 AM
GF is really sucking lately. I put my game in the mail last Friday and they still (it's now Tuesday evening) have not acknowledged that I've even mailed the game yet. Lameness.
4670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Manhunt 2 banned in UK on: June 20, 2007, 04:12:07 AM
Whoa... the game actually has an AO (Adult Only) rating in the U.S, that's going to severly limit its availability here as well.
4671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C 3 Impressions on: June 20, 2007, 04:07:45 AM
Yeah, I didn't have any more patience with that mission. You should definately try the tiberium bomb though, you get a different cutscene at the end.
4672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/18) on: June 20, 2007, 04:05:24 AM
Dirt for sure.
4673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: June 20, 2007, 04:03:59 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 20, 2007, 03:44:23 AM

Bah, as much as I like the system, I'd say you should wait until after E3.  It's likely Sony will announce the PSP slim at the E3 event, which will probably mean another price drop for the PSP1.  Or if not a price drop, at least you'll know for sure if they have any bigger plans for the PSP, as well as upcoming games for 2008.  Then with all that info you can decide whether to get one now.

Are they really planning on calling it the PSP Slim? I mean it's already thin...
4674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Has MS Finally Changed 360 Cooling? on: June 20, 2007, 12:20:39 AM
Two questions:

1) If you do claim to have system issues like lockups or whatever, and they thoroughly test your system and find nothing is wrong, isn't it possible they would just attempt to clean it out a bit and send it back?

2) Isn't it possible that they would just send you an old model as a replacement?
4675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C 3 Impressions on: June 20, 2007, 12:11:36 AM
Ah right, Scoop you reminded me of something I forgot to ask. Did anyone else use the tiberium bomb for the last mission? I sure as hell did and it was totally worth losing 25+ million lives  icon_cool

If you didn't though, how in the world did you complete the mission? I thought about it and figured perhaps getting the ion cannon online as early as possible is the best way to complete the mission without using the tiberium bomb, because all you really need to do is destroy the two structures.
4676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C 3 Impressions on: June 19, 2007, 05:58:30 PM

Quote from: ANZAC on June 19, 2007, 02:31:41 PM

Do you have to patch in order, or can you just slap on the 1.05 patch?

Anyone play after this patch and have any comments?

If you update through the game it will update your version automatically, this is probably the safest way. It's also pretty quick.
4677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 rpgs on: June 19, 2007, 07:25:23 AM
One thing I am tiring of in JRPGs is that the characters look exactly the same throughout the game, they really need to go through a cosmetic upgrade as you progress in levels.
4678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA download episodes exclusive to 360!! on: June 19, 2007, 07:23:59 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 19, 2007, 06:44:56 AM

Actually, these days games are likely to cost a lot more than that, up to 75 mil, maybe hundreds? eek

I wonder how much Oblivion cost, that game is about the right scale and complexity.

No games have reached the hundreds of millions to produce yet have they? That would really be outrageous...
4679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C 3 Impressions on: June 19, 2007, 07:22:31 AM
I just finished the GDI campaign, I enjoyed most of it but really hated the last few missions. The campaign seems to drag on forever, by the time the Scrin missions were introduced I was bored of GDI and wishing I was on the Nod campaign. The last mission really sucked, I just hated it the whole way through. It probably took me 3-4 hours altogether, if not more, restarting it perhaps a dozen times. It wasn't simply that the mission was hard, but it was frustrating and in my opinion poorly designed. I'll probably wait a few days to refresh my interest in the game before moving onto the Nod campaign, that last GDI mission really burned me out.

4680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not good on: June 19, 2007, 05:01:40 AM
Heh, I just love how so many community college-level words are considered "big" words in this thread. Let's further derail the original topic into a competition on who knows the most "big" words!

Here's my "big" word for the competition: Blah.  Tongue
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