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2201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 10, 2009, 02:39:39 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 10, 2009, 01:47:47 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 10, 2009, 01:23:08 PM

I played 3 rounds of solo play and one round online last night.

1. The new controls are better than previous versions.
2. For the first time you can actually control how much power your shot gets by how hard you swing. I noticed that by my 3rd game in a row I was getting tired and as a result my swings were getting less power, that is  unless I actually focused and put more power into it. To me this is cool.
3. Putting is hard, but again for the first time you actually control how much power you give the shot based on your swing, so just like real golf you have to think about the shot and practice.
4. Chipping is hard, and I almost want to say it is broken but I haven't put in enough time to make that determination (I may just suck).
5. The game is much harder this year on PGA tour mode. Your toon starts out weak. My first tourney I finished 12 over after 18 holes. (This has never happened to me in a Tiger Woods game). But when I played a round with Tiger I was back to shooting par and birdie, so the game does help you if you use a good character.
6. I think there are 27 courses. HUGE.

I will be trying to play as much as possible in the next couple of days so I can do a full review on the front page.

It's funny, because I found the chipping to be pretty easy.  I had a couple of chip-ins in one hole.

You're asolutely right about starting weak.  I made the mistake of starting a tour right off the bat. I'm going to have to tackle a couple of non-tour modes and beef up my character before going back.  I don't like finishing in 40th place.

What's your secret to chipping then, because I muffed every single one, they were all too short.
2202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 10, 2009, 01:23:08 PM
I played 3 rounds of solo play and one round online last night.

1. The new controls are better than previous versions.
2. For the first time you can actually control how much power your shot gets by how hard you swing. I noticed that by my 3rd game in a row I was getting tired and as a result my swings were getting less power, that is  unless I actually focused and put more power into it. To me this is cool.
3. Putting is hard, but again for the first time you actually control how much power you give the shot based on your swing, so just like real golf you have to think about the shot and practice.
4. Chipping is hard, and I almost want to say it is broken but I haven't put in enough time to make that determination (I may just suck).
5. The game is much harder this year on PGA tour mode. Your toon starts out weak. My first tourney I finished 12 over after 18 holes. (This has never happened to me in a Tiger Woods game). But when I played a round with Tiger I was back to shooting par and birdie, so the game does help you if you use a good character.
6. I think there are 27 courses. HUGE.

I will be trying to play as much as possible in the next couple of days so I can do a full review on the front page.
2203  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: D&D Online Free to Play! on: June 09, 2009, 08:22:42 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on June 09, 2009, 07:34:52 PM

Do you still have to own the original DDO: Stormreach?

Ale

According to the press release you do not.
2204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 09, 2009, 08:03:48 PM
Amazon is killing me on this one. I ordered the game May 28th, when the game was allegedly in stock and I just now received my shipping notification. It's set to get here Next Tuesday. WTF!
2205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 09, 2009, 06:16:44 PM
I picked it up today at Best Buy. The bundled version is $60. I will try it out when I get home and post some impressions.
2206  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Redesign Launched? on: June 06, 2009, 11:33:02 PM
I will second the difficulty of keeping up with release dates. If distributors don't tell us the release date directly we really have to pull from a lot of sources to get the best date. That's why I like the "our opinion" part of the release date.
2207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: June 03, 2009, 11:39:38 PM
This was the one announcement by MS that really had me stoked. I love Metroid and Castlevania and would love to play one of those games with modern graphics.
2208  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: my new hardware..... on: June 03, 2009, 03:48:30 PM
Does this mean that you are now under the control of Skynet?
2209  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: June 02, 2009, 05:52:14 PM
I just uploaded a bunch of pics for the game on the front page. They show off the trooper, bounty hunter, and smuggler classes and some locals. http://www.gamingtrend.com/screenshots/index.php?GameID=7931
2210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2009 is upon us on: June 01, 2009, 08:46:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 08:41:27 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 01, 2009, 07:37:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 07:12:38 PM

Crackdown 2.  Forza 3.  Shit yeah!

It'll be interesting to see if Nintendo or Sony can top this press conference.

I would say that Sony and Nintendo should be able to top that since a lot of the games shown are multiplatform. Yeah they have Crackdown, Forza and the Halo game, but other than just about all the good stuff could be shown by Sony too. I kept watching it and thinking that they have to come up with something more that is just Xbox, but they really didn't. And no the camera doesn't count, that is their reaction to motion controls and it looks REALLY gimmicky. To me winning E3 is about "What do I have to offer that others don't" and the 360 didn't bring it this year for me. Of course we will have to wait for Nintendo and Sony to see what they offer before any real evaluation can be done.

Well, to be fair, the exclusives look more like this: Crackdown 2, Forza 3, Halo ODST and Reach, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Left 4 Dead 2, Alan Wake and some other/XBLA stuff.  Not to mention the streaming 1080p movies, On Demand 360 games, and Last.fm and Facebook integration (cool and bleah).

I thought Alan Wake and Splinter Cell were both multiplatform? As far as L4D2 I will get that on the PC. Facebook and it's kin are all a huge BLAH for me. The streaming movies would be cool, but my DSL is so slow there is no way it would be streaming for me and I bet a large percentage of the population will have the same problem. So I stick with solid media.
2211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2009 is upon us on: June 01, 2009, 07:37:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 07:12:38 PM

Crackdown 2.  Forza 3.  Shit yeah!

It'll be interesting to see if Nintendo or Sony can top this press conference.

I would say that Sony and Nintendo should be able to top that since a lot of the games shown are multiplatform. Yeah they have Crackdown, Forza and the Halo game, but other than just about all the good stuff could be shown by Sony too. I kept watching it and thinking that they have to come up with something more that is just Xbox, but they really didn't. And no the camera doesn't count, that is their reaction to motion controls and it looks REALLY gimmicky. To me winning E3 is about "What do I have to offer that others don't" and the 360 didn't bring it this year for me. Of course we will have to wait for Nintendo and Sony to see what they offer before any real evaluation can be done.
2212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Whats the best console game youve played on: June 01, 2009, 02:21:53 PM
Super Mario 64 was huge for me.

Resident Evil 4 (I don't think it's the best game of all time, but for me I enjoyed the hell out of it and have beaten the game on 3 different game systems so I had a lot of fun with it).
2213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC-PR] Matrix Online Ship/Beta Date on: May 29, 2009, 06:41:44 PM
Holy mother of thread necromancy Batman.
2214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 28, 2009, 09:16:29 PM
I just ordered it from Amazon. If you guys can wait about two weeks I will have full review up on the main page.

I looked for the game in a brick and mortar store all over my area but no one had it and no one even had a clue if they would get it.
2215  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bible is based on forgeries? on: May 28, 2009, 03:34:54 PM
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2216  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationism Reading Material - Macintosh is evil. on: May 28, 2009, 12:44:51 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on May 28, 2009, 11:48:55 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 27, 2009, 07:49:57 PM

Consensus around the net is that it is a hoax, but a very well crafted one.

If it's a hoax, it's excellent.  10/10

Had me fooled.  Then again, I've been to churches like that one, so it seemed real enough to me.

That's what I'm saying. If it's a hoax someone spent a whole hell of a lot of time developing it. I encourage you to check out the entire section on dinosaurs and their hunt for living dinos in Africa. Good reading material.
2217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 28, 2009, 12:42:29 PM
Talk about love it or hate it IGN Gives it an 8.5 I might just have to order this game to see for myself.
2218  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationism Reading Material - Macintosh is evil. on: May 27, 2009, 06:14:30 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 22, 2009, 06:22:36 PM

That set of sites is a joke, right? Some of it seems very obviously a joke (the orbital cross, for example) and then other things seem scarily realistic.

I looked that site over, if it is a joke then someone took a lot of time to create it. What's scary is I think it's real.
2219  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [GoGamer]Little Big Planet $24.90 on: May 27, 2009, 02:58:46 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 27, 2009, 02:39:31 PM

If anyone is wary about this being the import version, I can say that I bought the UK version the last time GoGamer had a sale and I was able to both download levels and play online with my friend's US version without a problem.

I can back that up. I have the PAL version from GoGamer and I have no problems with US content or servers.
2220  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: A History of Video Cards on: May 27, 2009, 02:17:39 PM
Riva TNT>Riva TNT2>Voodoo 5000>Geforce 3 Ti200>Geforce 4200>Radeon 9700pro>Radeon 9800pro>Geforce 6800GT>Geforce 7900GT>Geforce 8800GT. After looking at this I realize that I have spent way too much on video cards.
2221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The RPG vs. FPS time sink paradox on: May 26, 2009, 05:55:52 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 26, 2009, 05:48:24 PM

With a few exceptions, the RPG sweet-spot for me is 30-35 hours.  Unless it's something really amazing (i.e. most Final Fantasy games), I tend to lose interest after that.  Doesn't help that most RPG's are very front-loaded, so the endgame ends up feeling either incredibly dull or ridiculously difficult.  Lost Odyssey was the worst offender of this in recent memory.

I would vote for The Last Remnant.

I will say that 35-40 is my sweet spot. Anything longer and I start to get the "Wrap it up" feeling going on. Even FF12 had this for me somewhat. That stupid tower at the end was way too long, it just felt like an excuse to grind your team up in level prior to the final boss.
2222  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: May 26, 2009, 05:52:24 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on May 26, 2009, 05:33:04 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 26, 2009, 05:20:17 PM

Thought there was another thread more about the prop, than what Keith Olbermann thinks, but the search function is all messed up, can't search past page 2...

Anyways, the California Supreme Court upheld the ban, and those who did managed to get married during that time frome are still married. 

While I disagree with the ban, the court made the right decision, as I just cant imagine how they could deem a constitutional amendment as unconstitutional.

They couldn't, but chances are someone will file a federal case saying it is against the US constitution.
2223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SFIV and Fighting Game Bosses on: May 26, 2009, 05:34:14 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 26, 2009, 03:29:10 PM

Scraper, I guess I forgot to mention I suck at fighting games, even though I love them. I can't get a combo going at all!

Try using Sagat, his combos and powers are the easiest to use IMO. If you can't pull of his knee or uppercut try using the D-pad instead of the analog stick or vice versa.
2224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 26, 2009, 02:44:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 26, 2009, 12:50:34 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 26, 2009, 12:27:35 PM

sprinker/fire suppression system.

That's what I thought, until the black stuff started coming out.  WTF is that about?

My guess is that it's some sort of construction material discoloring the water or aliens. Either one is probable.
2225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 5-22-2009: Memorial Day Weekend Edition on: May 26, 2009, 01:27:29 PM
I played Lord of the Rings Online (as usual) and I also played through two chapters of Dead Space, what a great game to show off why surround sound is important. Who ever worked on the sound and coding the surround elements deserves an award.
2226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SFIV and Fighting Game Bosses on: May 26, 2009, 01:23:35 PM
I don't find Seth to be all that hard. You just have to keep on him and don't let up. Generally he will throw a low punch to begin with so as soon as the fight starts jump towards him and pull of a combo. Then from there don't let up, works for me 90% of the time.
2227  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bible is based on forgeries? on: May 26, 2009, 01:08:19 PM

Quote from: Moliere on May 25, 2009, 07:51:47 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on May 21, 2009, 10:05:54 PM

Quote
. The Bible tells us it was created by God only thousands of years ago.

I'd like a scriptural citing for this. The Bible says nothing on the topic.

But billions of years isn't right either.

I attended the public portion of the ASU Origins Symposium back in April. One of the best talks was by Lawrence Krauss (a theoretical physicist known for among other things as the author of The Physics of Star Trek). He explains how we know that the Universe is 13.72 Billion years old. He's an entertaining speaker. Watch the video. Provide your counter evidence.

I didn't watch that video (it's 50 mins long) but my understanding of the 13 billion number is based off of magnesium (I think it's magnesium) and its rate at which it converts into another element. It takes a REALLY long time, and thus they can take a sample from a rock, figure out what percent has changed and then figure out how long it has been around based on the percent that has changed.
2228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid Prime Trilogy on one disc - Wii on: May 22, 2009, 07:03:21 PM
If that's true they that is awesome. I had planned on buying 1 and 2 separately so together it should be cheaper. Nice.
2229  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: External Hard Drive for my PS 3.. What is the best..? on: May 22, 2009, 02:19:36 PM
I didn't even know they made external hard drives for the PS3. I know you can add just about any internal laptop Hard Drive to it, but you have to replace the existing drive. I guess theoretically you could add an external USB hard to it, but I don't know how that would work. My guess would be that it would act just like a USB memory stick, only a lot larger.

If you add an internal drive, just get the largest one you can afford.
2230  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bible is based on forgeries? on: May 22, 2009, 01:00:25 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on May 21, 2009, 10:05:54 PM

Quote
. The Bible tells us it was created by God only thousands of years ago.

I'd like a scriptural citing for this. The Bible says nothing on the topic.

But billions of years isn't right either.

Don't they use the Old Testament and the tracing of Adam's lineage and then couple that with something else that was written to come up with Earth being created around 4000 BC? I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but I do know that some Christians do use written texts to come up with the Earths age, I'm just not sure which texts and passages they use to do it.
2231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 5 Hardest NES games on: May 21, 2009, 06:02:56 PM
Yes Tyson is beatable. The hard thing about him is that he knocks you out if you get hit twice. One hit you get knocked down, but can get up, two and it's lights out.

- I agree with Battletoads, that game is hard.
- I agree on Contra if there is no cheat code.

- I don't agree that Ninja Gaiden should be on the list. That game was all about timing. If you got the timing down then you could beat the game without dying. I know this because  I did. I doubt I could do it now, because I'm old and my skills aren't as good. But it can be done.



2232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sam Raimi on: May 21, 2009, 02:48:29 PM
Didn't Bruce Campbell just go on the record and say that they weren't working on another Evil Dead? I know I just read that somewhere.
2233  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Dodge-Isuzu dealer has his business taken out from under him on: May 20, 2009, 04:04:10 PM
It's more likely that his franchise agreement is being taken away and he cannot sell dodges anymore. If he wanted to he could probably try and get a franchise agreement from another manufacturer. I highly doubt that they are going to keep his store open and just give it to a new owner. Under Bankruptcy law the business has the ability to terminate contracts that they have. So in this case his franchise contract is being terminated not given away to a new party.
2234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FF-CC "Read part three... " where? on: May 19, 2009, 04:51:42 PM
Got it fixed for you. But the direct link is here
2235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: May 18, 2009, 02:59:14 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on May 18, 2009, 01:52:15 PM

Speaking of the addon campaigns...

Is this something I should download right away, before I get too far into the game, or doesn't it really matter?

also...  I'm a bit of a rookie when it comes to DLC on the ps3.  Is it something I have to pay for, or is it free?

1. Both addons take place outside of the main storyline, so you can play the game, then go and play the addon stuff. They both relate to the main story, but they aren't essential.

2. The Valkyrie addon stuff does cost $4.99 per addon. There are tons of other stuff on the PSN that are free though. For instance Sony just released a free vehicle pack for Motorstorm.
2236  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: May 18, 2009, 01:11:09 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on May 18, 2009, 12:48:43 PM

Hey!  I finally grabbed this.  I'm not too far in yet (somewhere in Chapter 2) - but I LOVE it! 

I have a habit of skipping over threads in here that I think won't interest me.  I need to stop doing that.  Another example of a game I would have never in a million years even looked at if it wasn't for GT.

Thanks guys!



I think this is actually our second long thread on the game too. It's solid. One thing that surprised me about it was the game's length. I thought it would be a relatively short game maybe around 15 hours, but there is a whole lot more than that. Plus Sega released two PSN addon campaigns.
2237  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I got a ticket on: May 17, 2009, 11:55:25 AM
you have to use a Krimnal Sopina to get the tape, or in reality you have to request discovery and specifically ask for any dashboard video.
2238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP, somebody set me up the games on: May 14, 2009, 07:59:57 PM
- God of War Chains of Olympus
- Resistance Retribution
- Second Final Fantasy Crisis Core
2239  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: May 14, 2009, 06:24:31 PM
2240  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO: Book 7 Update on: May 14, 2009, 03:28:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 14, 2009, 02:46:47 PM

Yeah, I have room for a gem, but I'd rather save that slot until I get a level 5 or 6 gem to use on it. At the moment I haven't got any gems above level 2, I think, which just isn't good enough to even consider using as a temporary buff. I want the freedom to add a more powerful gem in there without losing one I've already placed. Relics are hard enough to build up to a suitable level as it is.

When it hits lvls 10/20/30/40 you can unslot all the relics and reuse them however you want. So in theory you have 4 more lvls in which you can use the lvl 2, then unlsot it when you hit 30. You wont waste a thing.
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