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4201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] July 1st on - buy a PS3, get 5 Blu-Ray discs free! on: June 29, 2007, 07:29:11 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 29, 2007, 07:24:48 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 29, 2007, 07:21:22 PM

Btw, here is a interesting question.   I'm willing to pay 599.00 for a 8 gig Ipod, but for the life of me paying 599.00 for a PS3 just seems crazy to me.   I've been struggling with this all day since the thought entered my mind and I can't come up with a good rationale.

Really, really simple: Apple is better at marketing than Sony is.

gellar

That might be it...
4202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] July 1st on - buy a PS3, get 5 Blu-Ray discs free! on: June 29, 2007, 07:21:22 PM
I don't know why people get so upset when thier favorite system is bashed, but I thin we as gamer should be able to bash.  When we have threads  bashing the 360 failure rate I don't see anybody really getting up in arms, but a few shots at the PS3 seems to get people ready to rumble.

Only company that is smiling right now is nintendo and for good reason,  There gamble with the Wii seems to be paying off.

Sadly, each generation there is a supposed to be a loser.   That's the way we gamers rate stuff.  So yeah, PS3 and 360 will be debated and getting bothered ( not saying anyone is getting bothered) just doesn't seem productive.   Tongue


Btw, here is a interesting question.   I'm willing to pay 599.00 for a 8 gig iPhone, but for the life of me paying 599.00 for a PS3 just seems crazy to me.   I've been struggling with this all day since the thought entered my mind and I can't come up with a good rationale.


Anyway, just some rambling while I'm waiting to get off

correction ipod=iphone


4203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist -- A Rare Gift for Obfuscation (6/29/07) on: June 29, 2007, 04:20:45 PM
If I pick up Overlord this weekend then I will play that, but other than that nothing.  Hoping I get Darkness for the 360 by monday from Gamefly.
4204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Screw "Nintendo is making money" they're almost as "big" as Sony... on: June 28, 2007, 08:35:33 PM
 eek Square-Enix one is pretty big, imo.   

I still have no desire to buy a PS3 and I consider myself a die-hard gamer....well...not as hard as I used to be, but pretty dedicated none the less  icon_wink
4205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally finished Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony on the PSP on: June 24, 2007, 12:40:41 AM

Quote from: Qantaga on June 23, 2007, 03:34:08 PM

Jarrod, thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.
   
I did try your suggestion, but I'm still missing something. I've read the book (talking about Elandir's life and teachings). I've cleared everything I possibly can. I can see mobs on the mini-map past the Agallan statue (that I can talk to, but says that only Agallans may pass), but I can't get back to them. I can even see a pathway (with more spinning columns) to the southeast of the statue that's blocking me, but it seems to be blocked by a stone wall and I can't bash it open like a secret area. When I return to the original quest giver, he still has a gray question mark over his head and only tells me "Good speed, and may the Fates guide you."
 


Is there a item in your inventory that you have to use near the statue?


Now  I am stuck.   I'm trying to get to the floating city.   I reactivated the Machine Core and clue stated to follow the beam of lights and it would show me the way to get to the city.  Well, I followed the beam back to the entrance of the machine core and I haven't found  a exit , lift or portal to the city.  How do I get there?
4206  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 22, 2007, 11:57:29 AM
Wasn't going for looks with the case and I kinda like the way it looks.

Haven't total the entire build, but I guesstimate around 600.00
4207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Maybe Sony pushing Blu-Ray through the PS3 wasn't so crazy after all... on: June 21, 2007, 06:43:31 PM
I say again when the first consumer friendly blu-ray or HD-DVD player is released that has all the bells and whistle sub-200 will win the war.
4208  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 21, 2007, 01:26:24 PM
My build is near a end.  My new rig is up and running, but I need a new case as my heat is pretty high in my 5 yr old mid atx case.  So I'm getting :

XCLIO A380 Silver SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case


and


ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink


This will prettu much end my build except adding more ram and another 7600gt card to run SLI
4209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Screw "Nintendo is making money" they're almost as "big" as Sony... on: June 20, 2007, 04:36:01 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on June 20, 2007, 04:31:23 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 20, 2007, 04:20:55 PM

Nintendo has the casual market share.  They basically rebundled the gamecube into the Wii gave is nifty controller  and pushed ti out the door.  The GBA, DS and Wii are huge.

Once again, not reading the post, this has nothing to do with video game market share. Nintendo as a company, is worth almost as much money as Sony, a company that makes about 100 times the amount of products and is in many different markets. I was amazed to see this since Nintendo is focussed totally on Video games and Sony is in everything from TVs, Movies, and a multiplicity of other electronics.


No I understand what the article is stating.  My opinion is that the casual market is HUGE.   Nintendo basically does games and that almost equals all of Sony product lines. 
4210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Screw "Nintendo is making money" they're almost as "big" as Sony... on: June 20, 2007, 04:20:55 PM
Nintendo has the casual market share.  They basically rebundled the gamecube into the Wii gave is nifty controller  and pushed ti out the door.  The GBA, DS and Wii are huge.
4211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally finished Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony on the PSP on: June 20, 2007, 12:01:50 PM
Figured out what I missed smile 


Calvin- I got the game as a rental from Gamefly.  With the Pittsburgh Warehouse I am getting a two-three day turn around which is alot better than 7-10 day turn atround I was getting with the West coast warehouse.
4212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally finished Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony on the PSP on: June 20, 2007, 12:14:48 AM
need help with a quest lvl 27 Bloodshadow.  I defeated the boss at the Fortress of Doom, but the way to Fort under siege to west hasn't opened.  Only exit is the way I went into the fortress of doom. think I missed something. help?
4213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [4x Strategy] - Lost Empires on: June 19, 2007, 05:25:35 PM
I might take a bite of this next week. 
4214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Sony] Blockbuster chooses Blu-ray on: June 19, 2007, 01:38:29 PM
Actually, whichever format comes out with the first consumer-friendly  dedicated player (sub 200.00) will probably win the format war.  Honestly, I'm in no rush to upgrade
4215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/18) on: June 18, 2007, 08:56:55 PM
Nada for me
4216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: June 18, 2007, 04:42:31 PM
My Birthday is 25th so I've told my sister this game would make a great gift  nod
4217  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: So what happened? on: June 18, 2007, 04:40:32 PM
DANG Gremlins..

CeeKay did it!
4218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally finished Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony on the PSP on: June 18, 2007, 12:35:29 AM
Thanks for pimping this game.  I've been playing it non stop since I got it from gamefly saturday. Loving my Warlord so far
4219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jessica Alba wants no-strings sex on: June 15, 2007, 10:22:28 AM
I'd hit it
4220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me calibrate my tv for my 360 on: June 14, 2007, 07:11:13 PM
I believe jblank is the man you want in this case as he is the resident AVS expert
4221  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Cingular Cellphone issue on: June 13, 2007, 08:49:58 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 13, 2007, 08:00:03 PM

someone may be spoofing your number on their caller id.

Sometimes I get telemarketers from India calling and the CID shows a local number that doesn't work.


Every once in awhile I get a call and some guy is on the line talking some foriegn language.  The call is always from a 310 area code and since I'm in a 410 area code I'm assuming someone just dialed the wrong number.  Maybe it's something nefarious  ninja I should talk to ATT about
4222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sony's Blog-Think Like Major Nelson's site on: June 12, 2007, 08:19:59 PM
Didn't see this posted anywhere

Sony's Blog

After looking at the site seems there is a Socom: Fire Team Bravo 2 demo available for download if you have a PSP
4223  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Brilliant or Unwatchably Bad on: June 12, 2007, 07:38:33 PM
Good movie and redeem the series after the terrible Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (this was a bad movie)
4224  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 12, 2007, 04:37:29 PM

Quote from: javahead on June 12, 2007, 04:28:08 PM

<jive>Golly!</jive>

That is some power supply, but I thought you were on a budget? slywink

I am, but with my birthday coming up I decided that this will be my gift to myself  icon_biggrin
4225  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 12, 2007, 02:51:11 PM
Well, I'm buying the final parts I need this weekend as my current rig isn't going to last much longer

Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard


Power supply

HIPER HPU-4K530-MS ATX12V v2.2 530W Power Supply 100 - 120V UL, CE, TUV, FCC, CB


Ram

Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory


I picked up the 7600GT earlier and will be getting a new case as well.

Hopefully, I should be up and running by Wednesday of next week
4226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 06/11/07 on: June 11, 2007, 04:06:42 PM
Overlord demo- I like the demo, so I will be picking this up when it releases on the 26th.
4227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OMG... the iPhone is the God Device on: June 08, 2007, 02:06:00 PM
My will is weak for this....I'm due for a full upgrade  now and I'm a ATT customer.  The force is strong with the iPhone
4228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: All-time PC gaming disappointments on: June 07, 2007, 06:14:38 PM
SWG -that game was just painful to play.  SOE screwed the pooch by not allowing Jedi from the start.  Even if the nerfed the Jedi advancement at least people would have been able to play them

Horizon- You could play  freaking Dragon, but the gameplay was the suck and the lag was horrendous

Wing Commander 4- They killed a excellent series with this game
4229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ranked Matches and Game Snobbery: Adventures of a low level GRAW2 Player on: June 06, 2007, 04:33:30 PM
Yeah, I'll only play vs. matches with friends.  Friendly trash talk is fine, but ego trash talk is just a different matter all together

Glad you held your own ATB
4230  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 06, 2007, 02:24:07 PM

Quote from: javahead on June 06, 2007, 01:28:35 PM

While the logic of "buy it all at once" cannot be denied, I understand where you're coming from on this topic.

I understand the logic, but with graduations, classes and multitude of other family issues coming up stashing money away just wasn't working.  I normally buy parts all at once, but right now I have to use this option

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To answer your question, the 7600GT will kick the GS' tail out of the water for the most part. Yes, the GS has more RAM, but GT's core speeds are faster than the GS, and 256 thoroughbreds will out-pace 512 mares any day.




Thanks.  I'm going with the GT.
4231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ghost Hunters- back June 6th on: June 05, 2007, 05:31:00 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on June 05, 2007, 04:13:38 PM

So are ghosts real?

(Yes... that is a serious question).

You have to watch the show, but they have caught some stuff on camera that might raise a eyebrow.  They go into the investigation trying to disprove hauntings.  They haven't caught any ghost on camera, but they have caught chairs moving, glasses breaking and bed sheets being moved off a sleeping person.

4232  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC upgrade help on: June 05, 2007, 01:46:17 PM

Quote from: drifter on June 05, 2007, 12:56:38 PM

You would do better to save the money and buy everything at one time.

I agree, but finances are tight and I won't use credit to pay for this. 
4233  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / PC upgrade help on: June 05, 2007, 12:27:55 PM
My PC has been dying a slow death.  It's about 4 years old and has been a solid workhorse and while I could buy a few parts to keep it going I've taken it as a sign that I must upgrade.  I'm shooting for a med-range system.  Something that will last me a few years like ol'Betsy that it will be replacing.  All parts will be brought from Newegg as they haven't ever let me down as far as parts

Processor

AMD Athlon X2 4200+

I've been a AMD fanboi since I started PC gaming and I see no reason to stop now.  I figure this was a nice bang for it's buck .  I ordered Friday and it arrived Yesterday.  99.00 bucks+free shipping was a good deal in my eyes. 

Hindsight, I should have brough this last, because I have no way of testing it.


Next purchase will be  Video Card.  Again, I'm a Nvidia fanboi and will be sticking with them.  I like the EVGA cards , so I am deciding between:

EVGA GeForce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2

or

EVGA Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3

Because I will eventually be running SLI my buddy suggest I go with the 7600GS card because of the increase memory, but I am leaning to the 7600GT.  I can't give you a reason why...let's just say I like saying 7600GT smile   

I would like some opinions on this.

Btw, if you haven't figured this out I building this in pieces.  Finances are tight, but I'm a gamer, so I am making a way to get these parts.  Hopefully, I'll be completed by early July.

Will update later on MoBo, RAM and power supply

Thansk for any advice
4234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 6-4-2007 on: June 04, 2007, 10:45:14 AM
Nothing.  My PC is dying a slow death, so I just started buying parts for a new one.   
4235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox Live Sign Up Question on: June 04, 2007, 10:43:33 AM

Quote from: Starshifter on June 02, 2007, 01:11:02 AM

I need help people.  I want to sign my son up for Xbox Live on his Xbox 360.  Is there a way I can do this under my own account and pay for it on my account?  In other words, he has all the benefits of Live and I pay for it under my account.

I think you will have to set him up on his own account.  I did a search on xboxlive.com, but I couldn't find anything for certain

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I was trying to download updated rosters for MLB 2K7 for him on his Xbox 360, which only has a memory card and he is not signed up on Live.  I thought I could download the rosters for him but it won't allow me unless he has a gamertag on Live.

I believe this is true.  It's MS way of protecting content

Quote
Another question.  If his gamertag is not available when I set him up on Live will his achievements he has gathered offline (with his offline gamertag) transfer over to his new gamertag?  How do you do that?

Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks!


Achievements are tied to gamertags.  He might lose them.  Again, I would check xboxlive.com to see if they have any information on the subject
4236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2007 (Keep It Updated) on: June 01, 2007, 07:37:08 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on May 30, 2007, 04:10:09 AM

Finished Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston : 



Loved it!  thumbsup



Was eyeing this book.  Is it in the same vain of Dresden Files?
4237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Hour of Victory **demo this coming wednesday** on: May 31, 2007, 06:19:19 PM
From Major Nelson site

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Demo: Hour of Victory
Name: Hour of Victory Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Details: Play the highly anticipated demo for WWII action shooter, Hour of Victory.
Size: 937.6 MB (approx)

Edit: This has been pulled. I'll post another update in a few hours. This should be all set now
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:34 PM by Major Nelson | 148 Comments
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4238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Warhammer Beta Sign Up is open on: May 31, 2007, 01:19:22 PM
https://betacenter.eamythic.com/signup.php
4239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/28) on: May 30, 2007, 02:17:02 PM
Nada
4240  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Park Niggers??? on: May 29, 2007, 03:59:40 PM
actually the thread title would have been better if it was southpark n_ggers

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