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1681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Upcoming PSP Titles? on: May 25, 2006, 08:28:35 PM
As a launch PSP owner, I'm starting to come to grips with my denial that the UMD is a piece of crap.  Very few games on the PSP have been able to have solid enough programming to avoid long load times.  It seems like the UMD format is not developer friendly, and requires a talented team to work around its limitations for gaming.  I feel like I was duped into buying what I thought was a gaming platform, only to realize what I really bought was a poorly designed wanna be multi-media device that's not really gamer friendly.  Long load times on a portable gaming platform are stupid.  I've owned a few games that play well on the PSP (Syphon Filter), but most share long loading times, which kind of kill the pick up and playability of the PSP for me.
1682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dark Messiah Of Might & Magic - completely awesome video on: May 22, 2006, 03:15:07 PM
That definitely looked fun, especially all of the different sword styles and moves.  Watching him guide flame balls high up into the air and arc them back down onto baddies was too cool.  I don't remember any fantasy game doing that before.  I suppose if you can make fire launch from your fingertips, you can also control where it goes.  

The only thing bugging me is that something seems a little off with the animations and perspective.  Maybe it was just the video footage.
1683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's your favorite X360 game? on: May 18, 2006, 08:19:11 PM
Most time played:  Oblivion
Runner Up:  BO Revenge

Least time played before return:  DOA4 (my own fault, I hate the DOA fighting system)
1684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who finished Ninja Gaiden? on: May 16, 2006, 05:49:48 PM
I finished on Normal and felt very good about the time and effort I put into the game.  My final ninja rating was embarrassing.  

Quote from: "Semaj"
lol, I saw it cleared in about 2 days... Played through the first 3 or 4 missions in no time and realised I knew how to beat everything and stopped...


Interesting take on playing a game.  You should be proud of your gift.
1685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New WoW alliance race at E3 on: May 12, 2006, 06:59:58 PM
Shitballs!  The Napolean Dynamite dance AND Daler Mehndi?  Hilarious.
1686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lots of new content on Marketplace now! on: May 10, 2006, 07:32:14 PM
After watching some E3 trailers last night...

I echo all of the positive comments about Namco's Lost Planet.  That game looks crazy.  It seems very hard.  

I was surprised by the visuals for Crackdown.  They looked both good and bad.  It looks like some form of cell shading for the overall artistic style.  

NCAA07...meh.  Graphics were ok.  They seemed to be highlighting the stadium detail.  

NBA2K7 looked freaky.  It appears that they're trying to show off cloth animation in the demo.  The players all look very wax like and disturbing in an Uncanny Valley way.  The cloth animation looks weird.  It doesn't look like they changed the engine much from 2K6.  

Halo3...finish the fight in 2007.  I wasn't really impressed with this trailer, and the finish the fight comment just made me relive my frustration from the Halo2 finale.      

Bullet Witch made me crack up for some reason.  Sometimes game concepts don't translate very well from Japan to NA.  

I'm really rooting for Too Human, but the in-game trailer pieces were disappointing.  The graphics need a serious texture overhaul.  The music on the other hand was great.  The comparisons to Advent Rising are warranted, to include the excellent musical score.

Call of Duty 3 looked intense, especially if that's actual first person in-game action towards the end of the trailer.  They could've cut out all of the self-promoting for their previous titles and awards during the first half of the trailer.  They don't need that.  

The trailer for Fable2 was well done, but didn't show any in-game action.  I forget what those little paper origami things are called that she was playing with in the beginning.  Edited: after watching the trailer again there seem to be several paths to follow: Mind, Body, Nobility and Corruption.  

The Marvel trailer looked awful.  Did anyone actually watch that before they released it?  The graphics looked terrible for a 360 title.  The game concept sounds good, but wow, the graphics look like current gen Xmen Legend titles.
1687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New WoW alliance race at E3 on: May 09, 2006, 09:22:16 PM
It would be cool if the Draeni racial ability functioned as a permanent aura preventing all Night Elves from doing flips, chatting, and using emotes within 500meters of the player.
1688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is Sony done with PSP? on: May 09, 2006, 09:14:38 PM
I wouldn't think bailing on the PSP after a year for the PSP2 would inspire a lot of consumer confidence.  I like my PSP, but the first generation UMD games with their long load times didn't help sell the system.  Having 1 analog stick is stupid.  The buttons are not ergonomically placed, especially the buttons on the right side (my right thumb hates the PSP).  I just can't see them bailing on the PSP so early.  Don't hardware console business plans require at least 3-4 years before they start projecting profit?
1689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 Hi-Def Question on: April 28, 2006, 02:37:06 PM
I used the VGA cable for my pc monitor when I shared it with my 360.  You're right, you can only select resolutions.  I used 1280x1024 for my LCD monitor, and the games looked great.  I have a new 32" LCD HDTV that I have my 360 connected to now (with the HDTV component cables), and wow, me likey.  

Someday I'll buy a good sound system so I can take advantage of the optical cable slot.
1690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [HOTTIES] Mueller Invitational *NSFW* on: April 20, 2006, 07:47:18 PM
Curse them for making me have to choose between Scarlett and Halle.  

Scarlett wins.
1691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] 2006 FIFA World Cup (8.4 from IGN? OLE!) on: April 20, 2006, 05:31:31 PM
I enjoy the WC content more then the club stuff for some reason, so this one sounds good to me.  Is this in stores yet?
1692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - Impressions/General Talk on: April 20, 2006, 04:08:23 PM
I tried FFXI when it launched in North America on the PC, and I thought it was ok.  I never got that feeling of being sucked in like I did with daoc, WoW, and EQ2.  It was definitely not solo friendly, and the death penalty could actually cause you to level down.  The game was a little too cute for my tastes also, but I guess thatís standard fare Japanese crpg artistic style.  The Japanese players were very friendly, and grouping with them was probably the best part of the game for me.  I did like the job system, but I never stuck with it long enough to try out any of the advanced professions.
1693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 problems on: March 28, 2006, 01:05:07 AM
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Quote from: "Roguetad"
I feel like a knucklehead, where on the front page is disk cache cleaning trick?

I couldn't find it on the front page either, but you can also read about it here.


Thanks for the link.
1694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 problems on: March 28, 2006, 12:16:01 AM
I feel like a knucklehead, where on the front page is disk cache cleaning trick?
1695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 problems on: March 27, 2006, 08:08:49 PM
Oblivion seems to thrash much more than any of my other 360 games.  I'm guessing the weird noises I've been hearing occasionally are due to Oblivion not taking advantage of the HD, and having to scan from the cd?  I've had 1 disc error with Oblivion after about 4 days of play.  GRAW makes some weird cd access noises too on occasion, no lock-ups though.
1696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 27, 2006, 07:02:22 PM
Flowers are so distracting.  I almost wish I didn't use alchemy.  I've been ambushed and attacked many times while picking flowers.  I don't blame them, I'd attack me too.
1697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Blazing Angels Demo on Live... on: March 23, 2006, 03:26:16 PM
Dissapointing. That demo just saved me $60.
1698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 22, 2006, 05:28:10 PM
Quote from: "Soulchilde"
Quote from: "Roguetad"
Quote from: "Destructor"
As far as the bow goes though...wow. I 'railing killed' somebody during the very first dungeon you see as you exit the sewers. Saw them standing near a ledge, and I snuck up close to them and fired an arrow from stealth. I insta-killed my target, and she flew up and tumbled across the ledge and crashed to the floor below.

And I love using arrows against skeletons. The arrows don't stick into your opponent. They just bounce off (as they should), yet you still do damage. Enough shots and the skeleton just explodes everywhere.

You should see what destruction magic does to baddies :twisted:

Illusion magic is actually fun and useful in Oblivion.



Yes, I need to raise my Destruction as my pitiful Flame Dart isn't cutting it anymore.  Matter of fact that will be the first thing I do when I play today.  Man I can't wait.


The destruction touch attacks are so good I've found that I'm not even using my weapon skills.  I'm not too far into game, so I may reload from the sewer save and just drop Blade completely.
1699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 22, 2006, 05:15:18 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
As far as the bow goes though...wow. I 'railing killed' somebody during the very first dungeon you see as you exit the sewers. Saw them standing near a ledge, and I snuck up close to them and fired an arrow from stealth. I insta-killed my target, and she flew up and tumbled across the ledge and crashed to the floor below.

And I love using arrows against skeletons. The arrows don't stick into your opponent. They just bounce off (as they should), yet you still do damage. Enough shots and the skeleton just explodes everywhere.

You should see what destruction magic does to baddies :twisted:

Illusion magic is actually fun and useful in Oblivion.
1700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 22, 2006, 04:30:58 PM
I canít really convey how happy I was last night to be playing the next Elder Scrolls experience.  From the opening sequence to the music, graphics, sounds and voices, it felt good to be back in that world.  

Iím not a graphics nut, but I do care about decent graphics in modern games.  Iíve been happy with the graphics on the 360.  Maybe my expectations are lower, but I spent a good amount of time last night just running around admiring the foliage and trees.  Iíve witnessed some great spell effects (with good sound effects this time).  I really appreciate the attention to detail on the architecture, weapons, clothing and armor.  If you have even a passing interest in authentically detailed armor and weapons inspired by real historical weapons and armor, I think youíll be happy to see what theyíve accomplished in Oblivion.

I left the face morphing part of the character creation process a little disappointed and overwhelmed.  I appreciate the idea of allowing the player to go absolutely nuts with face and feature morphing, but for someone like me that just wants to pick a reasonable face and go, this was an almost painful and overwhelming process.  The random face feature didnít really help streamline the process since it put together some very bizarre and freakish looking face combos.  My suggestion wouldíve been to have the artists create maybe 10 well designed stock faces for each race, so players like me could quickly look through and pick a face we liked without having to spend an hour adjusting sliders.  Again, I appreciate the depth, but the game came to a screeching halt for me at this point.  I was very happy with the end result of the High Elf face I built, but it took me about an hour.  

The sound effects, voice work, and music have been great.  Iíve noticed a few cheesy voice-overs, but they seem appropriately funny.  The sound effects for spells are so much better than Morrowindís annoying effects.  

I liked that the game allowed me to experiment with different play styles during the Escape from Prison tutorial opening.  I was surprised by how close the recommended class was to what I intended on playing.  I also really liked that the game allowed me to change everything before leaving the sewers.  I saved at the sewer exit so I could always go back to this decision point and create new characters.

The control scheme for the 360 has been a piece of cake for me to learn and use.  I like the hotkey wheel, and havenít had any trouble switching to different spells during combat.  If I get overwhelmed I just open my inventory and pick the spell I want, exit inventory, and Iím back in the action.  In the pc impression thread Iíve read several people complain about no tool-tips.  Iíve seen tool-tips for almost everything on the 360 version.  Iím not sure why theyíd be left out for the pc version.    

I could nitpick on some things, but Iím not going to because the overall gameplay experience has exceeded my expectations.  For me itís all about fun and immersion, and I had to force myself to go to bed last night at a semi-reasonable time.  Iím not going to try and qualify where the game ranks relative to other rpg experiences since itís still way to early for me to pass any kind of judgment.  I can say that Iím thinking about it at work, and I canít wait to get home and get back into it.
1701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 03:44:30 PM
Has anyone progressed far enough into the game to gain access to any of the combat perks?  I'm wondering if they add a little more excitement or variety to the combat?
1702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - Character Creation/Description Thread on: March 21, 2006, 03:56:39 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Dude, that was a copy/paste from the official Oblivion forums.


That's pretty funny then.  My sarcasm and funny meter wasn't on earlier.  Sorry about the attack.
1703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - Character Creation/Description Thread on: March 20, 2006, 11:36:30 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
im gonna maek a char dat usez sords n magik spels to kil dey monstars n rids horseys 2 !!1`  n hes a big hit wiht teh ladees he lieks 2 look at dere boobees but y dere no hot cofee 4 dis gaem or no nakid boobees?!1!  im gunna maek a nakiid boobee mod in teh toolset wuld ne1 liek 2 join my modteam????//./


Your angst with Bethesda and their Elder Scrolls titles is bizarre.  I hope you find what you're looking for someday.  In the meantime, I'd recommend ignoring the multitude of Oblivion threads (I know it's hard) before you make a bigger ass out of yourself than you already have.
1704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is it just me? Burnout 360 on: March 20, 2006, 06:29:10 PM
The crash events seem easier to me, but the race events seem about the same.  I hate burning lap events on both systems.  The takedown race events definitely seem harder to me on the 360.  The pure carnage events where you just plow into as much as you can before time runs out seem easier on the 360 for some reason.
1705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 20, 2006, 04:37:26 PM
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Quote from: "Lockdown"
What exactly is a "sales lump" ?
That is my not so affection description of the unidentified life form who took my pre-order. Because of his poorly developed frontal cortex, communication by him was carried out in a series of clicks, grunts, whistles and the odd german phrase. I was able to surmise the game will be available on March 20th by him stamping his foot twenty times but that could have also been a charlie horse. Hard to tell.


Good on you for helping him work through trying to communicate.  I know it can be frustrating, but your efforts will help him learn how to speak in complete sentences, acknowledge people, and form and articulate coherent thoughts.  

I wish my wife still worked in Clarendon, Iíd ask her to hit the Pentagon EB on the way home.
1706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - Character Creation/Description Thread on: March 20, 2006, 04:24:10 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
I see.  Thanks Coop!  Considering I have no clue whatsoever what is an easy leveling skill versus a non-easy leveling skill, I will assume I will be ok.  Man, I hope that fact that I know nothing about the Elder Scrolls or how the system works doesn't completely ruin this game for me.  I had assumed I could just pick it up and play the way I wanted to.  Now I am ascared a little bit.

On another note, are you saying this game works like City of Heroes, and populates dungeons based on your particular level?  If so, that is pretty cool.


This may sound strange, but I think it'll be more fun since the game world will be completely new to you.  In MW you could pretty much make any class or custom class work. The only tough class combos I ran into were any type of combat or stealth class that wanted to use higher level magic spells but didn't have the mana.  Even if you want to use just 1 or 2 support spells, choosing the sign that adds another 50 mana at character creation can help a lot.  For magic heavy characters, I'd definitely recommend choosing Breton or High Elf, since they start with a racial bonus to maximum mana, which is invaluable later in the game.

For combat and stealth characters you can pretty much go crazy at character creation.  Some race/combos can be a little slower going at first, but skills increase with usage, so you can control development over time.
1707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - Character Creation/Description Thread on: March 20, 2006, 03:21:06 PM
I have a handful of character concepts, but I want to see what the races look like in game before I choose.  In Morrowind I built my characters starting with the race first, and then I chose skills based on a class concept using as many racial bonuses as possible.  What Iím leaning towards now:  

Forest Shadow (Wood Elf):  Archer with stealth and support magic.

Swashbuckler (Nord):  Very similar to Farscry_Reduxís duelist Redguard, except with heavy armor.  Btw, the Duelist Redguard sounds like a blast to play.    

Black Marsh Ranger (Argonian):  Ranger class customized to the Argonian skill bonuses.  

Templar (Orc):  Sword and board tank with destruction, restoration, and mysticism (mage sign to help a little with mana).
1708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 20, 2006, 02:35:18 PM
The GS and EB near me in Northern Virginia are sticking to their Tuesday release story.  I'll swing by on the way home from work to see if they picked up the shipment.  Both stores have over 100 pre-orders each according to the managers.
1709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (3/20) on: March 19, 2006, 09:50:51 PM
360:  Oblivion definitely, and Blazing Angels if the reviews look decent.
1710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 19, 2006, 09:33:35 PM
I know dual wielding is not in the game, but I'm wondering if Hand to Hand fighters use both hands, or only punch with one?  If a Hand to Hand fighter equips a shield, is the damage output the same?
1711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 19, 2006, 08:06:09 AM
Quote from: "kathode"
Quote from: "Roguetad"
Brother Martin looks like he's been to Oblivion and back again, reminds me of the great new priest character from BSG.  Great voice acting for him too.  Anyone we'd know?

Um, yeah.  Listen again  Cool


Sean Bean?  That's my guess after listening a few more times.
1712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 19, 2006, 12:52:42 AM
Great clip, thanks Kathode.  I recognized a few voices.  The guy who does the Redguard VO has a distinctive voice, hard to forget from MW.  Did you have a lot of the MW voice cast return for Oblivion to do NPCs?  

A couple of other observations:
- The dark elf male looked very cool, especially with the lighting on the face
- Brother Martin looks like he's been to Oblivion and back again, reminds me of the great new priest character from BSG.  Great voice acting for him too.  Anyone we'd know?  
- I liked the look of the Orc, not too crazy fantasy, and not too human-like either.
- Was the first lady in the clip a Nord?
-  I heard a rumor you're an idiot.  Any truth to that? - That cracked me up.  Nice touch.  

I haven't been able to see any big facial differences from the screenshots between Nords, Bretons and Imperials.  I'm guessing the hair choices would be different?
1713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Blazing Angels - Mar.24th on: March 19, 2006, 12:28:52 AM
We get to fly and fight in London during The Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, Midway, Paris "La Liberation de Paris", Normandy, and Berlin, to name a few locations (there are more).  

I hope they get this one right, it could be a lot of fun.
1714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 18, 2006, 12:36:28 AM
I'm glad I know now that pirate dogs rank above ninja dogs on the hierarchy of badass killers.  Where does Chuck Norris fit in then?
1715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 17, 2006, 10:59:23 PM
Quote from: "Sparhawk"
They better, or else.



That's right everyone, Ninja Dogs. I'll be deploying them on Sunday. The stores better release Oblivion or everyone gets it. In the arse.


Those doggies would bring a tear to yootooK's eyes.  I say why wait?  Unleash the hounds now.  Let the liberation of the in store Oblivion copies begin tonight.  Where will the dogs be afterwards so we know where to link up?
1716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 17, 2006, 05:48:13 PM
I picked up the guide yesterday, and have managed to avoid pretty much everything after page 68.  I accidentally plopped the book open to the Main Quest section, and quickly shielded my eyes and purged my memory of everything I saw.  I did check out the vampire section too, and I really like the way they're handled in Oblivion.
1717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Blazing Angels - Mar.24th on: March 16, 2006, 08:39:16 PM
This was a preorder for me the first time I saw video of the seemingly overwhelming number of fighters duking it out over Paris, going through, under and around the Arc de Triumph.  The pilot chatter was great too.  The setting sun dynamically reflecting off all of the canopies, mixed in with tracer rounds flying through the sky, flak explosions, and planes crashing and burning seemed so real, like watching nose camera footage from the war in HD.  If it ends up sucking I'll cancel the preorder, but it looked and sounded amazing.
1718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire on: March 16, 2006, 08:17:09 PM
Quote from: "MerianMoriarty"
by the end of it, i was using charged harmonic combos almost exclusively (usually Heavenly Wave / Leaping Tiger), unless i ran out of mana, and then i would switch to my fave combo of Storm Dragon / Spirit Thief to fill up again.  i also built my characters to be heavy on focus, though, so i was able to slow down certain crucial moments in the game. the final boss was only an annoyance to me, and only then because he was resistant to stuns and would break out of my Storm Dragon's effect before i was finished hitting him with Spirit Thief.


Those were the exact same combos I used, same with the final boss.  With those combos mastered, you could perma lock down most baddies and keep topping off during fights as needed.
1719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 16, 2006, 08:04:08 PM
I bought a nice rig a few years back that's sadly already mid to low end now for next-gen gaming (P3.2, 2GB ram, GF6800GT).  I knew my rig would be brought to its knees by Oblivion, so I went the 360 route instead.  I'm a pc gamer at heart, but when the 360 can crank out graphics like Oblivion and GWAR in HD or hooked up to my widescreen pc monitor, and I don't have to stress about keeping up with the joneses for video cards and ram, I'm happy.  

So far I'm feeling like the hours I waited in the freezing, snot-inducing windy weather in December for a 360 have started paying off.
1720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 16, 2006, 05:21:59 PM
Awesome, thanks Hetz.
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