http://gamingtrend.com
September 01, 2014, 02:18:45 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 198 199 [200] 201 202 ... 204
7961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox Live 360 games, what are you playing? on: January 25, 2006, 03:28:09 PM


I have played Gauntlet and DOA4 over Live.  I need to try out Joust online as well, since I have it.  None of the other games I have have any Live multi, just Leaderboards.
7962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone else have the Core system? on: January 25, 2006, 01:15:02 PM
Quote from: "Sarkus"
You're gonna need the hard drive for Live arcade games or demos, if nothing else.  You may be able to get along without for awhile, but at some point the hard drive will be necessary.


Also, I read on the Oblivion fan Q&A that the game runs faster if you have the hard drive.  Arcade, to me, is worth the hard drive alone.  Also, considering you get a wireless controller and headset along with the hard drive for the price of the hard drive alone, there's no way I would have gotten a Core system.  I actually had a chance to get a Core system many weeks before I got my Premium and I passed it up because I knew I would regret it if I just got the Core.
7963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why must I turn on my XBox 360 twice every time? on: January 25, 2006, 02:38:51 AM
Well, I found a thread on the XBox forums of people who have the same issue I have.  Many of them sent theirs back and the new ones they got have been working so far (although mine didn't do this the first few days I owned it).  So, I called and got them to send me a return box tonight.  I will update this when I get it all taken care of.
7964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 25, 2006, 02:35:21 AM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
You gotta go to the Able Sisters' place!  Cool hats, shirts - and a running commentary from Sable about her parents UGH.


Lately she has been telling me the back story of Tom Nook.  Intruiging stuff.  One thing I can't figure out is the deal with the coffee.  There has to be something to the whol eletting it cool thing.  I feel like I have progressed with the pigeon, but then I feel like I go backwards with him and I am pretty sure it must tie into coffee and whether you let it cool and how much.
7965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why must I turn on my XBox 360 twice every time? on: January 23, 2006, 02:24:29 PM
This morning I turned it on and got the E47 message.  TUrned it right off and back on and it worked.  TUrned it on and off about 10 times and it started each time.  It basically only happens the first time you try to turn it on after it has been off.  I guess I will see if it continues this week and if it does, I will call MS.  I would just hate to get one sent back to me that is worse and then keep having to send things back.  I haven't had the systme lock up or freeze when playing or anything like that.

Oh, today when I turned it on, I didn't have a disc in.  All the other times, I did and I took the disc out just to see if it would happen with it out this morning.  The unit doesn't run hot or anything and neither does the power supply, so I just find it odd.
7966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why must I turn on my XBox 360 twice every time? on: January 23, 2006, 04:45:22 AM
No, the controller makes the system come on, but it just sticks at a black screen.  Then the controller stops responding.  So, it works at first and keeps working once I turn the 360 off and turn it back on to play.  SO, it isn't the batteries on the controller, but is the 360 getting stuck for some reason.  It only seems to happen when I have let the 360 sit for a bit.
7967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why must I turn on my XBox 360 twice every time? on: January 23, 2006, 04:05:37 AM
Seriously. For the last two days, the first time I turn on the system, I get no picture and it just kind of hangs out doing nothing with a black screen. No controllers register. Then, I turn it off with the power button on the system itself (since the controller never registers) and turn it right back on and it loads up fine. Anyone else have this problem?
7968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars rawks on: January 22, 2006, 02:47:35 AM
I bought this today and am enjoying it greatly.  My scores aren't that great yet.  I need to add many of you to my friend's list on XBL.  My nick on there is The Gru, so if you see me, please add.
7969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: January 21, 2006, 02:35:22 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"

Actually, on the Major Nelson podcast (who is a employee of MS and a member of the Xbox Live Team) a couple of weeks ago he interviewed the head of the MS Backwords compatability team and he said basicly the same thing that was in that story.

No BC update until March, because the team was on vacation for pretty much all of January, then it would take some time to get the emulator to work on some of these other games.

It's show #154 and is really very imformative about the whole BC process.

http://www.majornelson.com/


I was going to post something similar, but you beat me to it, Hetz.  The other thing I learned from that podcast was how they choose games (or sometimes not choose them).  People got all up in arms that Barbie Horse  Adventure was BC.  He said they basically had to do nothing to get it to work.  Other games, though, they have to do a lot of coding.  So, if a game just works or works with little effort, obviously that game will be easy to add to the list.
7970  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: January 21, 2006, 03:05:29 AM


I have DOA4, Joust, Gauntlet, and Geometry Wars.
7971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars rawks on: January 20, 2006, 10:55:33 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"

Personally, I can't figure out why people want to purchase a new icon for Live. Yeah, they're dirt cheap, but it's like a new faceplate for your 360 - who's gonna see it or frankly care what it looks like?


It isn't for others to care about.  It's for you to care about.  And if people want to pay money for a different icon, then so be it.  If they had one that I thought was cool enough, I think I would do it.
7972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars rawks on: January 19, 2006, 02:28:13 PM
I got my 360 the other day and I will second how impressive XBLA is.  I douwnloaded a bunch of the demos to try out and now I have to force myself not to buy every one of those games.  I need to figure out which are my favorites and limit myself. Geometry Wars was a lot of fun.  Basically a Robotron of sorts.  I liked it a lot.  I also liked Wik a great deal.
7973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Whoever said PSP would outsell DS this holiday season? on: January 16, 2006, 08:32:09 PM
Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
Early NPD leaks indicate the PSP slightly outsold the DS in December. Both handhelds were over 1,000,000 for the month.


Are these world numbers?  If so, keep in mind that Nintendo ran out of them.
7974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / electroplankton on: January 11, 2006, 04:09:46 AM
Got mine from EB online today.  I played around with it a bit and I think it is very cool.  I need to read the manual to see what all I can do to affect the sond.  Keep in mind that this is definitely not a game.  I see it more as an art piece, really.
7975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Importing DS games? on: January 07, 2006, 12:52:09 AM
I just ordered the game frmo Lik-Sang the other day.  Don't have it yet, but I also took the free shipping.  I can't wait to get it.
7976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 04, 2006, 04:34:26 PM
Okay.  I've just decided to leave my gates open here, so anyone with cherries feel free to come by and drop some off.  I thank you in advance.  I have the DS plugged into an outlet, so I will leave my town open all day.
7977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 04, 2006, 04:27:25 PM
I must have missed you, Dimmona because I don't see you on.  As for weleavefossils, I hadn't checked the list in a while and didn't see all the new additions.  You are now added.  Man, there are more people on that list than slots for friends codes.  That's too bad.  At any rate, I will keep checking for you two to be on.  Thanks.
7978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 04, 2006, 02:30:32 PM
Anyone have cherries in their town?  That is the one fruit I am missing.  I connect online and I rarely see anyone's town open anymore.  Everyone bored already? frown

At any rate, if one of you has cherries let me know and I will contact you trying to set up a time when I can come over.
7979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 problem... on: January 03, 2006, 04:42:05 AM
This thread alone makes me glad I am waiting to pick one of these things up.  I wonder how long we have to wait for a hardware version to be produced that doesn't seem to have so many issues.
7980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yikes! All leaderboards have been reset on Xbox Live! on: January 01, 2006, 11:50:27 PM
See this for answers:

http://www.majornelson.com/2006/01/01/xbox-live-leader-boards-stats/
7981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / electroplankton on: December 31, 2005, 01:53:18 PM
It isn't really a game or anything.  It is more of a music/art toy.  I want it to tinker around with, but I also didn't think it would be 34.99 so now I am thinking I might hold off, especially since I just ordered Ouendan, which cost a decent amount of money.  I will probably break down, though, just maybe not on release day.
7982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / electroplankton on: December 31, 2005, 02:28:47 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "The_Man"
Gamestop.com is preselling it now.

And according to the site, it's online only.

So...anybody care to direct me to a preview/review of this most definitely 'different' title?


Oh.  For some reason when they said it would be sold online only I assumed it meant from Nintendo's site only.  Thanks for letting me know.  Time to go pre-order.
7983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / electroplankton on: December 30, 2005, 11:07:46 PM
I keep trying to figure out how to pre-order it.  I went to Nintendo's site the other day and didn't see a way to do it.  The site you link is in Japanese.  Do you know how to pre-order it and how much it is going to be?  I definitely want it.
7984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS or PSP? on: December 20, 2005, 02:38:46 PM
I own both the DS and the PSP and I play my DS way more than my PSP.  The PSP games have tended just to be ports of PS2 games, whereas the DS games are games (for the most part) created just for the DS.  Now, if you want a multimedia device that you can also happen to play games on, the PSP is the way to go.  However, so far, the DS is by far the superior machine for playing actual games, despite the fact that the graphics are severly lacking when compared to the PSP.
7985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lost in Blue on: December 20, 2005, 08:39:41 AM
I played it and finished it.  I enjoyed it, though I can see how it would not be everyone's cup of tea.  I think if you like games like Harvest Moon, where you perform daily tasks, it would be likable for you.  If you don't enjoy that kind of thing, it would probably be boring.  It has no replay value, though, so after beating it, I don't think I will be going back.  In fact, you get to play the story from the girl's side after you beat it as the boy and all the girl really does is sit around waiting for the boy to bring food back to cook.  I stopped playing it right there, though it also had a lot to do with Castlevania coming out.
7986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 19, 2005, 07:53:18 AM
I won my town's fishing tournament with a mere 52" sea bass.  I got a microwave for it, which confuses me because I thought I was getting a trophy.  I guess the microwave is the trophy?
7987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MsDuncan, I kinda sorta owe you an apology, sorta on: December 18, 2005, 04:22:38 PM
It's a Christmas miracle!!!!
7988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MsDuncan, I kinda sorta owe you an apology, sorta on: December 18, 2005, 01:44:46 PM
I think msduncan will understand.  Well, would understand, since surely what you have done to him will send him to an early grave.


I keed, I keed.

On a side note, people who pay people $300 cash for vouchers are dumbasses.  Hell, he should have just gotten the $1000 pre-order bundle from Gamestop.
7989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Whoever said PSP would outsell DS this holiday season? on: December 15, 2005, 02:23:01 PM
Quote from: "HankRaptor"
Scott, I agree with you.

I prefer the PSP, but love Nintendo.. and I just dont get the appeal of Animal Crossing. I dont have the time that kids have to pull weeds.

I bought it based on the GG effect and it was not my game.

LOVE those Wario Games.


There really aren't that many weeds to pull.   What I do is play for about 15 minutes per day.  It being on the DS now makes it the perfect pick up and go game.
7990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / tokobot! on: December 14, 2005, 08:16:35 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
I would be interested in this game, but the graphics are way too "kiddie."


I'm so glad I don't have this problem with things being too "kiddie."  Otherwise, I would have missed out ona ton of good games.

As for Tokobot, I think I had gotten turned off by the Gamespy review and stopped paying attention to it.  I apprently better go read some more reviews.  A PSP game that isn't basically a port of an existing franchise is a rare thing on the PSP.


Sorry, I should have mentioned it was sarcasm.


Well, in that case you are forgiven. slywink
7991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / tokobot! on: December 14, 2005, 02:30:04 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
I would be interested in this game, but the graphics are way too "kiddie."


I'm so glad I don't have this problem with things being too "kiddie."  Otherwise, I would have missed out ona ton of good games.

As for Tokobot, I think I had gotten turned off by the Gamespy review and stopped paying attention to it.  I apprently better go read some more reviews.  A PSP game that isn't basically a port of an existing franchise is a rare thing on the PSP.
7992  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 13, 2005, 10:19:36 PM
Quote from: "Demosthenes"
Just ordered a couple dressers for the 1st takers to show, and also I just visited Groovania where Nth's Nook has a refrigerator for sale. smile


That fridge is a cabinet, by the way.  I own one.
7993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 13, 2005, 08:21:51 PM
Quote from: "Demosthenes"
What are these gyroids for?  I have a bunch but other than making annoying sounds they don't seem too useful.


That's what they are for. smile  If I remember correctly, they make noise in rhythm to whatever song you have playing on your radio in the house.
7994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 13, 2005, 04:07:51 PM
Quote from: "Farscry_Redux"
Yes, I need some storage in my home soon as well!  Hopefully Nook sells me something handy for that soon.  slywink

Here's to hoping the little raccoon having an axe to sell me today!


I had a cabinet in Nook's store yesterday that you could have bought.  He is closed today for my next expansion, but the cabinet would have been gone anyway.  I will be on the look out for one, though, and save it for you.
7995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 13, 2005, 04:45:41 AM
Nook's is upgrading to stage 3 for me, too. smile  Yahoo!
7996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 13, 2005, 02:51:39 AM
Update on the kitty thing.  THe mother kitty sent me a mail with a present attached.  The present was a little picture of the kitten and the mother together.  Very cool.

One thing I discovered that I don't like.  I left my wifi connection going so that someone could go to my town and buy my slingshot in Nook's.  I got back later and checked and the DS had lost connection to the Wifi.  The problem is, though, that it makes you reboot the game and you lose everything since the last save.  SO, if people did all kinds of cool things in your town and then you get disconnected, you lose it all.  That kind of sucks.
7997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamestop Xbox 360 bundles in stock on: December 13, 2005, 02:48:59 AM
I keep looking for reasons to boycott the gaming specialty stores like EB and Gamestop.  The fact that they get games first usually makes me stop.  That distinction is starting not to matter anymore, though, as I become more and more dissatisfied with crap like this.
7998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 12, 2005, 09:27:38 PM
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Is there a way to get designs into other people's towns?  
I found a design by Addy and Jason in my store, but I didn't see an option to leave one when I went to another town.


Go up ot one of the mannequins and click on it and choose that you want to display.  It will ask if you want to replace it or trade it (trade means it will take the design currently on that mannequin and put it in your designs in place of the design you are trying to place).  I chose to replace so that I could keep my design.
7999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 12, 2005, 07:42:10 PM
Quote from: "Dimmona"

Also, has anybody else gotten to mess around with the time at all?  It's actually kinda fun - you can use it for games of hide-n-seek, tag, etc., and it also has a fish/bug counter if you want to use it for contests.  I can order a few more from the catalogue if anybody wants one...


Dimmona,  how exactly does the counter feature work exactly?  Do you just watch someone catch fish and manually count each one on it or does it have some way to watch a player and count automatically?
8000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 12, 2005, 07:41:14 PM
Quote from: "depward"

Man, I agree with everyone - this game is so awesome.  So much fun.  So much to do.  SO much variety.  Everyone I've met looks differently.  It's what the Cube version was and more.  WITH portability.  Fantastic!


I agree with you 100%.  People were saying it was a port of the GC version, but there is so much more to this game than there was in the old one.  Sure, the basic premise is the same, but they added a ton of new things to the game and the multiplayer really adds a lot.  For instance, white turnips.  Before you bought them and usually just sold them to Tom Nook in your town.  Well now, you can go to a bunch of different towns to check the prices there.  Much more flexibility because of the multi.  It takes everything I loved about Animal Crossing and gave it even more depth.
Pages: 1 ... 198 199 [200] 201 202 ... 204
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.123 seconds with 21 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.034s, 1q)