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2401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How Long Until the Next Gen? on: February 09, 2009, 02:30:09 PM
To me it comes down to cost. When can they launch a new system and keep it under $300? In Nintendo's case they could probably do that next year if they wanted to, but they won't because the Wii is killing. With Sony and MS they are still losing money on their consoles, which means that with newer and faster consoles they will lose even more money.

If we have learned anything this gen it's that parent's will shell out $200 for their kids console, but not a whole lot of them are willing to shell out $400 to $500 for their kids video games. 
2402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: February 09, 2009, 02:14:07 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on February 09, 2009, 05:54:47 AM

Well, I was planning to play tonight, until my son flushed the metal dowel from the toilet paper holder down the toilet.

I'm now Beyond Good & Stinky, and we have a big hole in our floor where the toilet used to be.

Dude, at some point things need to stay flushed. Anyway this last week was a bad gaming week for me so I didn't make any progress. I look to play the heck out of it starting today though.
2403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy crap. I just realized it's been 10 years since I joined GoneGold. on: February 09, 2009, 02:12:16 PM
I discovered GG from PC Gamer as well and joined back in 2000. I have no idea what # I was. I do miss that site and good Rich. Evil Rich sucked but we did get GT out of it which I think is a far superior site since Ron realizes he can't do it all by himself and actually has a support staff.
2404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A-Rod Tests Positive for 'Roids on: February 09, 2009, 02:08:05 PM
I wonder if there is anyone in the modern era with more than 500 HRs who wasn't on the Roids. At this point the only player I can think of who hasn't been accused is Griffey Jr. Which if he hasn't taken them then it makes his 600 look all that more incredible.
2405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MLB - The Show 09 on: February 06, 2009, 02:15:42 PM
Im torn on getting 09, I have both 07 and 08 and I usually only play through one season and even then I usually shorten the season to 82 games. Unless there are major improvements in the game I will be skipping it this year.
2406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 05, 2009, 09:55:43 PM

Quote from: Moliere on February 05, 2009, 09:28:29 PM

Masturbating makes baby Jesus cry.

Im trying to figure out if that site is a gag or if it's for real. If it's real those people need to get a life. I would also bet the farm that who ever runs that place masturbates like crazy.
2407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 5 demo coming 26th on: February 03, 2009, 01:37:24 PM
Played the PS3 demo, my worst fears about the co-op play are true. The stupid B is useless and just gets in your way. After about 4 minutes of play time  she was already annoying the hell out of me. If I am aiming at zombies please for the love of god do not stand in front of me, stay the hell behind me. I will still buy this game and play through it, but I doubt it will be anywhere near as good as RE4 when it first came out.

I can look past the controls, I can look past the animations, but if I constantly have to shoot through the stupid partner then I will hate this game.
2408  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Computer Responding Extremely Slowly on: February 02, 2009, 04:10:33 PM
Sometimes when all the scans fail it could indicate a hardware failure. In this case your HD may be dying. Just one potential problem, but I would recommend backing up all your important files just in case your HD is about to bite it.
2409  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LTB Geforce 8800GT on: February 02, 2009, 03:30:07 PM
Bump because I am still looking.
2410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Some People... on: February 02, 2009, 02:48:27 PM
Which is why the King's brother h
2411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: February 01, 2009, 10:07:45 PM

Quote from: Arkon on February 01, 2009, 01:22:47 PM


I had never played this before, and currently the PC version is a bit wonky in the control department and I get some graphics glitches.  I really dislike the controls so far as I tend to not go the direction I thought I would half the time.

Also on music...I honestly can't say I have noticed any music at all so far, but perhaps that is just something I don't pay enough attention to.

I am in the Ancient Mines, snapping pictures like crazy.  I am hoping there won't be too much gameplay in the hovercraft, that short portion I played so far was pretty weak to me compared to the rest of the game.

THe keyboard controls do suck, if you have a gamepad you should be able to use that instead.
2412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 31, 2009, 09:44:52 PM
Generally screen shots arent spoilers. One picture usually can't give away too much.
2413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Enigma on: January 31, 2009, 09:43:17 PM
If a PS3 RRoDs in the woods and no one is around to Wii Fit it, does it make a sound?
2414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 31, 2009, 01:40:14 AM
Started the game about an hour into it. Two words so far: Fart Boots.

This game is a gem.
2415  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 12/08) on: January 30, 2009, 11:06:27 PM
+1 to Warning for the Geforce 6600
+1 to Turtle for Pop
2416  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer - Is the player base leaving on: January 30, 2009, 08:31:03 PM

Quote from: msduncan on January 29, 2009, 09:41:35 PM

I quit because my single core laptop with a GeforceGo 7800 gtx card ran the game like a bottle of 34 degree pancake syrup being poured.

Now I have an i7 2.66 ghz, 6 Gigs of ram, and 2 Geforce 280's running in SLI.     I want to try it again, but I'm playing WoW again now......   

Having those specs and wasting them on WoW should be a crime.
2417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 30, 2009, 07:14:26 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on January 30, 2009, 06:18:33 PM

I didn't have this game, so I ordered it from a couple of days ago, just in case it won. It should arrive in a week or so. I'll start playing once it gets here.

I have to admit, I know almost nothing about this game. I've seen it so many times in used game bins, but always thought it looked like shovelware. I never realized it was as highly regarded as it is. I'm actually really looking forward to playing the game, as it's rare when I play something with so little idea of what it's about.

I'm also very interested to see how many of us make it through the whole game. With older games, sometimes the challenge can be just getting the game to run properly (or even just getting the game in the first place).

From what I remember the first time I played it, the game takes about 15 hours to beat, so most of us should be able to finish within the month easy.
2418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, Feb 2009: Beyond Good & Evil on: January 30, 2009, 07:13:10 PM
Im in for the PS2 version via PS3 BC.
2419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This made me giggle on: January 30, 2009, 04:59:56 PM
They all have colons and a tag name (Except Patapon)? 
2420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gothic 2 on a netbook? on: January 30, 2009, 02:37:31 PM
I would imagine that it requires a video card. The game was pretty good looking for its time.
2421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Europe in 23 Days - Travel Journal Part 3: Switzerland on: January 30, 2009, 02:29:54 PM
The women in Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, so HOT. If I went back to any of those countries I would have to be single, because otherwise I would be in trouble. I recommend finding a nice cafe with a window facing a busy street and just watching the women walk by for an hour or so. You will thank me. Of course right now it's probably super cold there so they won't be out in force our wearing revealing clothes.
2422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 29, 2009, 02:57:26 PM
Yeah this is turning out to be interesting. I have both games so no problem for me on the winner. I also like the idea of including the runner up in next month's selection.
2423  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 29, 2009, 02:34:01 PM
Just a note about the legendary weapons. You can actually start the Epic quest to get them at lvl 45. Once the quest line is done you will receive your first legendary item. I finished it at lvl 46 and had no problems with difficulty. The best part is that it's a solo quest line so you won't be dependent on other people to get your weapons. I'm noe lvl 47 and I have two legendary weapons over lvl 10.
2424  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO Server and Name list on: January 29, 2009, 02:31:07 PM

Quote from: crumsteel on January 29, 2009, 01:54:58 AM

Quote from: Scraper on January 07, 2009, 03:28:08 PM

Quote from: crumsteel on January 07, 2009, 01:09:15 AM

Nekim - Level 3 Champion

Server:  Elendilmir

Is anything happening on Elendilmir with GT?

Blackjack and I are both on there. Look me up as Hanton. We're in separate guilds, but I like mine pretty well. It's a casual guild with friendly people who are usually willing to help out if they can. While its not a huge guild there is almost always someone on and at peak times there are usually several people on. Look me up in game if you need anything.

I am now at level 16 and enjoying the game. Seems like WoW with a different skin.

Scraper can you invite me to your guild? I think it is time to join one because some group quest are starting to become the norm and people that I do a fellowship with always disband after a quest is complete.

I see you on all the time but I am fairly low level compared to you so I don't send message. I haven't seen blackjack on much.

Sure can, what times are you usually on. I will make it a point to look you up tonight.
2425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Red Alert 3 HOTNESS on: January 27, 2009, 08:08:48 PM
I'm going to preface this by saying that I have never played a Command and Conquer game before but my god look at these live action screens. every single one of those chicks are super hot. This looks like it could be the sexiest game of all time. Plus Ric Flair is in it. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
2426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Pickle on: January 27, 2009, 07:45:07 PM
The 64 is a solid machine and I haven't heard of any wide spread hardware failures with it. If you are going to go out on a limb and buy any older gaming machine I would say that the Nintendo Systems are the most solid hardware wise. Just my two cents.
2427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: fedor emelianenko vs andre arlovski on: January 27, 2009, 02:58:39 PM
I didn't see the fight, but I have seen several Arlovski fights and he seems to be the type of fighter that can beat anyone in the world on any given night, but he never really destroys people and thus leaves himself open to being beaten on any given night. Don't get me wrong the dude is scary and I wouldn't want him mad at me, but I don't think he will ever be remembered as one of the best fighters of this generation.
2428  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LTB Geforce 8800GT on: January 26, 2009, 09:27:58 PM
Yeah and sadly enough all I can find from sites I trust are 9800GTs, which would be fine if I already had one and just needed one more.
2429  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LTB Geforce 8800GT on: January 26, 2009, 08:28:04 PM
I'm looking for a Geforce 8800GT to pair with my existing card. Does anyone out there have a spare one they want to unload. Right now I have the vanilla XFX Geforce 8800GT 512 Mb version. Any manufacturer should do though as long as it is the same chip set.
2430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 5 demo coming 26th on: January 26, 2009, 07:44:40 PM
It sounds like my worst fears for the co-op gameplay may be true. I loved RE 4, but If I had to babysit a brain dead AI team mate the entire time, the game would have been ruined. I hope the team mate isn't annoying.
2431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 26, 2009, 07:19:29 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on January 26, 2009, 07:06:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on January 26, 2009, 03:47:55 AM

How do we think we'd do this? Open up discussion on a particular section at a time so people don't have to worry about getting spoiled?

Ah...I was thinking one thread per game, but I hadn't considered the issue of spoilers.

One thread per game section would be one way to do it, but I wonder if that would fracture the discussion so much that it would be hard to follow, and it would clutter up the forums.

A couple of other ideas...

  • Have only one thread, but ask people to mark things with spoilers.
  • Have two threads, one for general impressions and discussion, and another thread for plot/story spoiler elements.

I'd lean toward the simpler one thread plan, and ask people to take care to use spoiler tags with direct spoilers. To a certain degree, I'd expect that it will be impossible to prevent some foreknowledge from coming out in even general discussions about the game, but I'd imagine we could still talk about the game and avoid ruining the game for people. At certain points, we might ever "release" the spoiler restrictions on earlier segments of the game. For example, after the second week, we could not worry about spoiler tags for the first 10 levels of a game, or the 30% of the story, or whatever. If that doesn't work, we could try something else the second game.

I'm open to other ideas and feedback, though. As I was writing the first post up, I stumbled onto a small web community that was doing something similar to this. I'll see if I can find that again and learn what they did about handling spoilers.

I would go with one thread and use the hide spoiler function. These games are all old though and most people will have a clue as to what will happen with the story.
2432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 26, 2009, 03:14:32 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 26, 2009, 08:08:49 AM

Anybody know what the resolutions are for BGE?  I would play it on my Eee PC if I could.  I voted for Deus Ex cause i've never finished it and I think it would play on my EEE pc.

I believe it goes down to 640x480 and has standard resolutions from there. The PC version is essentially a console port.
2433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: February 2009 Game Voting on: January 26, 2009, 03:13:09 PM
I'm down for any of these games. Although I voted for BG&E, because I just got in a trade on the PS2 and I never finished it the first time I played it. I got hit with a gamestoping PC bug near the end and never went back.

2434  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LTB AGP gaphics card on: January 24, 2009, 09:00:58 PM
I'm putting it in a Athlon 3200+, so the hardware would be about equal. Actually I used to have a Geforce 7600GT in this rig and it ran quite well at the time.
2435  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club? on: January 23, 2009, 09:14:05 PM
Why don't you cross post this over in Console gaming and pick a couple of multiplatform games to post on a poll. We then let the people vote on what the game of the month in February will be. For example you could give the option of, Beyond Good and Evil, Resident Evil 4, The Darkness, Tomb Raider Anniversary. These are all multiplatform and that way no matter which one wins people will be able to play the winning game.
2436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica musings (SPOILERS) on: January 23, 2009, 04:44:39 PM
Anyways, here's me pretty excited about whether Baltar is a cylon, who the "missing 5 cylons" are, whether they ALL are cylons (Since they ALL had the same kind of flashbacks in that crappy episode as cylons are wont to have), whether Adama will finally nail the president, and if they finally all take the hint and let Starbuck out the airlock while in open space

For the love of god don't read any other posts about the show on the internet, as most of your questions have been answered and you will spoil it all.
2437  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LTB AGP gaphics card on: January 23, 2009, 03:56:25 PM
I'm looking for an AGP card for a system I am putting together for my brother. He doesn't need anything great. I would like to get him at least a Geforce 6800 though. Anybody have anything they can sell or trade?
2438  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 21, 2009, 03:37:58 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 21, 2009, 02:53:32 PM

Quote from: Booner on January 21, 2009, 02:07:56 PM

Is it worth taking on grey quests? If not, I guess it gives me a reason to eventually start an alt. smile

Unless the quest is to unlock a skill for your class or get a cool appearance item, the only reason to do a grey quest is for the do N quests in a zone deeds.

Yeah I would agree, the only real reason to do grey quests is for Deed work or loot drops.
2439  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 19, 2009, 06:59:15 PM

Quote from: Covenant on January 19, 2009, 06:34:11 PM

Well, I've been playing for a little over a week now and have to say I'm completely in love with this game!! The storyline and the locations are what really hit this one home for me; everything is exactly where it should be geographically and the look is just perfect.  I played a few different characters and settled on a level 18 Champion on the roleplaying server.  I'm not sure how many characters I will level up, but I'm going to at least take this one up to 60 and enjoy the ride.  I find myself not much caring about levels right now... I'm just enjoying doing all the quests and deeds that are available.

Of note, I've never played an MMO with a more mature playerbase than this one.  Never a problem finding help with quests or people being asses.  It's a nice change.

The player base is definitely a huge improvement over WoW. Rarely have I been pissed at another player in this game. Most of the time people go out of their way to be friendly, not steal a kill, help out, etc. It's a nice change of pace.
2440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator stuff that doesn't make sense on: January 19, 2009, 04:48:47 PM

Quote from: JayDee on January 19, 2009, 04:42:38 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 19, 2009, 02:12:54 AM

Since when is T3 not part of official canon?


It's called Terminator 3 and stars Arnold. How can it be anything but "official". And it was a worthy sequel. Not as good as Judgement Day, but still pretty damn entertaining.

I could be wrong here, but I thought I read that the new Terminator movies in production are working around T3, also there is no denying that the TV show completely disregards T3 (and is superior IMO).
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