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4401  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.
4402  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


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
4403  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. 
4404  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.
4405  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.
4406  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?
4407  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. 
4408  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
4409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/18) on: June 18, 2007, 08:56:55 PM
Nada for me
4410  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
4411  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: So what happened? on: June 18, 2007, 04:40:32 PM
DANG Gremlins..

CeeKay did it!
4412  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
4413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jessica Alba wants no-strings sex on: June 15, 2007, 10:22:28 AM
I'd hit it
4414  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
4415  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
4416  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
4417  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)
4418  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


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
4419  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


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


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
4420  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.
4421  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
4422  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
4423  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
4424  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

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.
4425  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.

4426  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. 
4427  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


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


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
4428  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.   
4429  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, but I couldn't find anything for certain

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

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 to see if they have any information on the subject
4430  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?
4431  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

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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4432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Warhammer Beta Sign Up is open on: May 31, 2007, 01:19:22 PM
4433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/28) on: May 30, 2007, 02:17:02 PM
4434  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

4435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Big Screen Theatre flicks on: May 25, 2007, 06:07:30 PM
Godfather Part 2
Star Wars
LotR Trilogy
Kill Bill Vol. 1
4436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: Memorial Day Weekend Edition on: May 25, 2007, 01:11:31 PM
Crackdown.  Los Meurtos and The Volk are down.  Just one more area to clean up.  Probably play some of my M:TW2.   Been looking for a new semi decent RPG for the PSP, but I haven't been able to find any without positive reviews
4437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For teh gellar on: May 24, 2007, 05:17:36 PM
My contract is up with Cingular in March of next year and they are semi harrassing me upgrade my year old cingular 8125.  I like the phone, but I will want to upgrade, but that would be the 8525 and I'm not sure if I want another pocketpc phone.  

After having a qwerty phone I just can't go back and none of the smart phones I looked at have a keyboard.  Maybe I'll bid my time to next year and resist the urge to upgrade now
4438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2007 (Keep It Updated) on: May 24, 2007, 12:29:49 AM
Since my last post I've finished

Blood Rites
Dead Beat
Proven Guilty
White Night

Just dived back into Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone as I'm getting ready for the last book to be released in July
4439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Semi Annual Desktop Thread on: May 24, 2007, 12:25:38 AM
SC2, BABY!!! eek thumbsup nod

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4440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [HEROES] - Season Finale on: May 22, 2007, 12:27:58 PM
This episode was rather weak.  Sylar surviving is rather weak and they just need to kill him off.  There is no guarantee that Peter or Nathan is alive or dead.  I know ambiguity is a trade mark in comics, but leaving  so many loose ends just seems weak

The actor playing Hiro deserves a Oscar!   He is awesome

Can't wait for the second season
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