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7641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: July 17, 2006, 02:15:12 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
As I am still learning, have I been doing ok with the TC role?  I could use some feedback if there are ways I can improve.  I would also like to develop a soldier and heavy gunner and sometimes switch off to a different role to be able to get more into the action.  As long as russia hasn't destroyed Sal Kar by the time I get home tonight, and if Tarakia still is destroyed I will most likely take us into assylum with Sal Kar.


You rule as a TC.  When we get too many for a 6 person, I rush to try to get into the smaller group you make.  Take that as a compliment. smile
7642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (7/17) on: July 17, 2006, 02:14:14 PM
Demoing Clyde (I am sure I will buy it) and buying Valkyrie Profile.
7643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: July 17, 2006, 04:10:03 AM
Quote from: "juniordan"
I cant even find where you can search for a clan or guild unless you actually know the name. exactly the way it is listed. Am I doing something wrong?


I think you search without setting any parameters.  It then brings up all that are available and recruiting.  Keep in mind I have never done this myself, but I thought I heard someone mention this is how you do it.
7644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you playing this weekend? 07/14/06 on: July 16, 2006, 03:29:34 AM
Apparently I am going to play CHromehounds all weekend because that's pretty much all I've done all weekend so far.
7645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lord of the Rings: Oblivion Announced on: July 13, 2006, 08:13:14 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
Sounds interesting.  I wish someone would make an Elderscrolls style game set in a futuristic world.


I second this.  We need more Sci-Fi RPGs.
7646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: July 13, 2006, 03:53:12 PM
I have a question about building the mechs.  When I was playing around last night with the builder, I saw I could mount a gun so that it would point straight up in the air.  Why the hell would I want to do that?
7647  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: July 13, 2006, 03:42:09 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
If I remember reading right, you gain one part for finishing the mission with grades F-A, and 2 parts for winning with grade S. These parts can be used to either make new Hounds for SP (as goods you buy in MP do not work in SP), or for use in multiplayer.


Actually, I don't think this is quite true.  I think you get 1 part for finishing the mission and then 1 each for the two secondary objectives.  For instance, I got an S Rank on a mission, but only did 1 secondary objective.  I only got 2 parts.
7648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Monster Hunter 2nd for PSP confirmed on: July 12, 2006, 08:17:47 PM
No Infrastructure was really what drove me to trade this game back in.  I really enjoyed it at first, but got tired of soloing.  I didn't want to invest in the equipment required to play over XLink.  I am ver ymuch looking forward to this sequel, though, so I can play online with others.
7649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yu-Gi-Oh!: Nightmare Troubadour - Any good? on: July 12, 2006, 07:53:41 PM
Quote from: "Graham"
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
Quick rules question.  Does anyone know why you would bother setting a non-quick spell card?  The only reason I can think of is if you need to make room to avoid a discard.  With quick spell cards, you set them so that you can use them on an opponent's turn.  But, I don't think you can use a normal, equip, field, or continuous spell card on another person's turn, so there owuld be no need to set one for that.  Any ideas?

It can also look like you are setting down a trap card, which might make your opponent less willing to attack you.


Yeah, that was another reason I thought of after I posted.  I also have seen that there are cards that require you to have set spell cards or traps to activate.  Thanks for the response.
7650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yu-Gi-Oh!: Nightmare Troubadour - Any good? on: July 12, 2006, 07:01:22 PM
Quick rules question.  Does anyone know why you would bother setting a non-quick spell card?  The only reason I can think of is if you need to make room to avoid a discard.  With quick spell cards, you set them so that you can use them on an opponent's turn.  But, I don't think you can use a normal, equip, field, or continuous spell card on another person's turn, so there owuld be no need to set one for that.  Any ideas?
7651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays on: July 12, 2006, 03:23:30 PM
You guys are n00bs.  Going to download the game tonight and then proceed to put up the top Frogger score in the nation.
7652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth on: July 12, 2006, 03:22:14 PM
I am definitely looking for reviews and impressions on this one. One of the reasons I got my PSP was to play some RPGs with decent graphics, but all the RPGs that have come out haven't gotten very good reviews.  Hopefully this one is different.
7653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP Sleep mode question on: July 11, 2006, 09:24:40 PM
Sleep mode can make your charge last a long while.  I really never ever power my PSP off, but always put it into sleep mode.  You can definitely play, put it into sleep, and fire it up the next morning.  However, since the battery doesn't hold a ton of charge, you are of course limited to how long you can play period.  I have left it in sleep mode for at least a week and been fine.  Usually I let it sit on the charger, though
7654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: July 11, 2006, 04:05:28 PM
Just wanted to throw my two cents in here.  I just 100%ed the game last night, getting every coin in the game and unlocking every cannon, warp pipe, and alternate level, giving me three stars right next to my save file.  I absolutely loved every minute of the game and am still going to keep it to play multiplayer with my son.  Truly a very fun game.
7655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (7/10) on: July 10, 2006, 04:05:25 PM
Quote from: "Misguided"
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
Probably Chromehounds and then also getting a used copy of Hitman and a new copy of Battle for Middle Earth as part of the Gamestop buy 2 games get one used coupon I have.


Jason, it's buy 2 used games, get 1 used free.


Bah, is it?  Crap.  Well, then I will either be buying Chromehounds or Middle Earth.  Probably Chromehounds.
7656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (7/10) on: July 10, 2006, 02:20:15 PM
Probably Chromehounds and then also getting a used copy of Hitman and a new copy of Battle for Middle Earth as part of the Gamestop buy 2 games get one used coupon I have.
7657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yu-Gi-Oh!: Nightmare Troubadour - Any good? on: July 08, 2006, 07:26:54 AM
Thanks for the info.

I still need to know what levelling is for, though, if you could be so kind as to answer that question, too. smile
7658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yu-Gi-Oh!: Nightmare Troubadour - Any good? on: July 08, 2006, 03:46:57 AM
I picked this up the other day after reading this thread and have been enjoying it.  I win some and I lose some and overall so far I have enjoyed just playing with the starter deck.  I have bought some boosters and will start to try to play with the deck a bit.

One question I have is regarding EXP and levels.  I just got to level 2 and I have no clue what going up in levels does for me.  Any ideas?  Also, is there going to be more than just finding random people to duel on the map?
7659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I think my DS Lite just bit the dust - UPDATED! on: July 03, 2006, 09:42:13 PM
I finally got my DS Lite back.  Took over a month, due to nobody springing to pay for more than air shipping between the U.S. and Japan and back, but I did finally get one that works.  Navy blue DS Lite goodness is back in my hands and I can work on getting those final coins in NSMB with my pretty screen.  Looks like they replaced it rather than repair it.
7660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (7/3) on: July 03, 2006, 04:19:50 PM
Will probably get LotR:BfME II pending reviews.
7661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prey Demo, today? on: July 01, 2006, 11:24:45 PM
Well, playing multiplayer knocked down my excitement a great deal.  It was just plain deathmatch (not sure if there are other modes besides this) and it was laggy and not that much fun.  I keep hearing the single player is short, so not sure I want to drop the money down for it after having played the multi.
7662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prey Demo, today? on: July 01, 2006, 03:51:22 PM
So, I downloaded the demo this morning and played through it.  All I can say is "Wow!"  That demo rocked and turned this into a must-buy.  Definitely not your run-of-the-mill shooter, with the cool weapons, the portals, the wall walking, etc.  I bet multiplayer can get pretty hectic if you can constantly jump from wall to floor to ceiling.  Anyone else think this thing rocked?
7663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 30, 2006, 09:10:14 PM
Quote from: "Turtle"
I won't give them any slack for a demo.  You release something to promote your game, you deal with the consequences.

I've seen plenty of companies who had made great games turn around and make crap, expecting their name and some visuals or similar mechanics to hold the game.


I've honestly hardly run into any demos that have sold me on a game.  They usually aren't very representative of how good a game truly is because how can you sum the total experience of a game in a level or two?  If they give you the first level as a demo, you are just doing the basics, so you probably think the game is boring.  If they give you a later level, then you don't have the basics mastered to properly play the level.  For me, the demo system just doesn't really work.
7664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Switches in Kirby: Canvas Curse? on: June 29, 2006, 12:16:34 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"


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Don't get too upset about it.


Oh.  Never mind.


Heh.  I only said this because I had the same experience both of you did. smile
7665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [psp] Must-have games? on: June 29, 2006, 12:15:37 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
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If you want a great choice for free, download the 2.7 firmware (assuming you have no interest in homebrew) and track down the Japanese demo for Loco Roco.

Isn't there an English version out now?  Thought I saw that somewhere.  The Japanese version is fun, if you can figure out what to do smile.


Yes there is.  Go to the Sony PSP site on your PSP and go to the Games section.  Go down to Loco Roco and you can download the demo there.  Also, if you don't have wifi, I am sure you can just go on your PC to the site and download there and transfer, but this is how I did it.
7666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 29, 2006, 03:27:28 AM
So far, the impressions on GAF are not favorable for Chromehounds.  kathode correct?  Although, most demos don't impress me, which is funny since that is their purpose.  Lost Planet is a big exception, though.
7667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 29, 2006, 01:26:05 AM
Good god, why?!?!?!?!?!

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You can now download a demo of 'Chromehounds' from the Xbox Live Marketplace. This free demo is available in all Xbox Live regions EXCEPT the U.S. and Canada. Yes, you read that right...this demo is not available in the U.S. or Canada.


Since when are demos available everywhere except the U.S. and Canada?  Hopefully, we get it soon.
7668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Switches in Kirby: Canvas Curse? on: June 29, 2006, 01:21:49 AM
The switches can be in later levels.  Don't get too upset about it.
7669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP Games that I wish were available... on: June 29, 2006, 01:19:42 AM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
Lego Starwars 1/2 *need* to be ported over to the PSP.  Make it happen.



Lego Star Wars 2 is indeed coming out for PSP.  It is the platform I plan to buy it for.
7670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phoenix Wright: Adventure games rise from the ashes on DS on: June 27, 2006, 10:17:57 PM
Want to sell it?
7671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / More PGR3 content to come on: June 27, 2006, 04:42:34 PM
More cars announced for Marketplace consumption for PGR3:

http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2006/06/27/project-gotham-racing-3-style-pack-announced.htm

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The PGR3 Xbox 360 Live update is called Style Pack, and will include 12 cars that focus more on looks rather than raw racing power. Costing you 400 Microsoft points, it’ll include:
Project Gotham Racing 3 (Xbox 360) * 365 GTB4 (”Daytona”)
* BMW M3 CSL
* BMW M6
* BMW MINI COOPER S
* BMW Z8
* Chrysler Firepower Concept
* Ferrari 430 Challenge
* Gumpert Apollo Coupe 4.2 V8
* Mercedes CLK DTM AMG
* Pagani Zonda F
* RUF R.K. Spyder
* Vanwall GPR V12
7672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS Lite Thoughts After a Week on: June 26, 2006, 08:29:07 PM
Damn you for having a copy of Phoenix Wright!  It was one of those games around Christmas that I told myself I would get at the beginning of the next year and then suddenly it disappeared.  I always look for used copies and can never find them.
7673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need for Speed: Carbon on: June 23, 2006, 02:18:24 PM
I agree that the video is pretty lacking.  All I was able to surmise from it is that you will race on winding mountain roads.  Other than that, I get no sense of what the game is all about.
7674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New DLC for GRAW on: June 22, 2006, 08:19:03 PM
For 1200 points, I am not sure I will buy it tonight.  Kind of low on money, so I guess it will have to wait.
7675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 22, 2006, 07:31:15 PM
Quote from: "wonderpug"
If this turns out to be a solid game, it may just be a system seller for me.  tinyogre's ominous "wait for the demo" comment on OO has me worried, though.  Just have to wait and see.


I thought kathode said that on GT. smile  Still, you are right in that the ominous warning did shake me up a bit.  Still, sometimes a demo sucks balls, but the gameplay is good, which is why I hope a couple of reviews come out the night before release.
7676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 22, 2006, 07:04:00 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
http://previews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1420/Chromehounds/p1/

Read this write up.  They also have a write up on the single player.


Yeah, I'm definitely sold now, unless the gameplay is horribly marred.  That persistent 2 month war thing sounds awesome.
7677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 22, 2006, 05:42:22 PM
Well, I am seeing screenshots showing armor load outs and it looked like some kind of battle map with countries on it (not sure what all you can do on this), so I am hoping there is more than just blasting stuff.  Even if there was, as long as the game plays well, I would think that the multi should be tons of fun.
7678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: June 22, 2006, 05:01:37 PM
I just watched a new trailer for this game at TeamXBox (Trailer #4) and holy hell does it look impressive.  Hopefully it doesn't play like crap.  Unless the reviews are incredibly horrible, this should be a Day 1 purchase for me.
7679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Super Mario Bros. on: June 21, 2006, 09:47:31 PM
Wait...you beat it in 2 hours?  Did you take all shortcuts or something?  I guess I don't know how long it actually took me to beat it (I am now going back and getting the coins I didn't get and then going through the two worlds I just unlocked that I didn't go through the first time), but I know it was well over 2 hours.  I just don't know what to say to that...2 hours...wow.
7680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Did anyone play Tony Hawk's American Sk8land [NDS]? on: June 21, 2006, 04:26:04 PM
I bought it when it came out and liked it a lot.  The cel shading looked nice on the DS and it played very well.  I also liked how you could download new challenges from online and also watch replays of people getting insane scores.  I thought it used Nintendo WiFi better than any game so far.
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