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8481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Fight Night 3 impressions on: March 01, 2006, 08:09:49 PM
Yeah, and honestly it'd be difficult to get any counters in without that slow time afterwards.
8482  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Alienware or Sager Laptop? on: March 01, 2006, 08:07:41 PM
Go for VoodooPC, or go generic from Sager notebooks.  Sager usually is the one making the basic laptop design for almost all high end laptop makers, they then customize that chasis.
8483  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / TrendCast 1.1 on: March 01, 2006, 07:55:46 PM
Yep, thought so.  I've never actually heard a real Canadian accent, the tourists I meet here in SoCal tend to not have them.
8484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 01, 2006, 01:13:04 PM
It's only March 1st.  slywink  Yeesh, give them some time.

I suspect the time since the last bc update was spent working with Xbox1 devs to get their games to be easily compatable with the 360.  Since these games are releasing after the 360's release, it's more important to have them backwards compatable as a show of support for older Xbox1 users.

Of course, that's just me reasoning things out, it remains to be seen if the BC department will be that reasonable.
8485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Downloading Japanese 360 demos from Live marketplace on: March 01, 2006, 12:53:00 PM
But I want it NOOOOOOOOW!
8486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Downloading Japanese 360 demos from Live marketplace on: March 01, 2006, 06:24:24 AM
Just did this, couldn't find a demo of 99 Nights, however there's a long video of Dead Rising on there and it's really cool.
8487  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / TrendCast 1.1 on: March 01, 2006, 05:05:46 AM
I'm sorry, you have a slight kermit the frog accent.  Sorry if it's just normal, or if you're from Canada or something, it's just I have a hard time concentrating on the stories when I hear it.  slywink

One big problem I have with it, is that it really sounds like you're reading from a script.  Everything's monotone, and there's no pacing to the news stories.  Because of this, each story tends to meld into eachother and it's hard to make out the specific stories.  The quickest fix is to make sure to have a 1-2 second pause between each story, maybe even let them hear you take a breath, or have a intro to each story such as saying the date of the announcement or something like "next up" or "on to the PS3", then you also need to have audio cues that the current story is over.

Drop the hard rock at the intro and try getting a friend to do some little jingle if possible, or have a shorter bit of music.

I actually have a decent deep voice from singing in choir and if you want, I can volunteer my services to read any news blurbs that you provide me.

I don't have the time to read every news site so I can't go finding the news myself, but since you're already keeping track of news yourself, it shouldn't be too difficult.  I don't have any sound editing software either, so you'd have to combine the blurbs too.

If you're interested, give me a single news blurb and I'll send you a wav file of me reading it.
8488  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Advertising Update- Feb 24, 2006 on: March 01, 2006, 04:52:54 AM
I noticed you have thinkgeek as one of the advertisers now.  Great choice, as I often buy gifts from there.  I'll make sure to by through the GT banner from now on.
8489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Fight Night 3 impressions on: March 01, 2006, 04:46:08 AM
Quote
you use the buttons to get your punches in. You might as well be playing DOA.


By that argument, if I wanted to twirl a stick around ever time I wanted to throw a special punch, I'd rather play street fighter.

I honestly don't see the problem with using buttons to throw punches.  Boxers really can throw punches that quickly and naturally, after all it's just moving your arms.  There's really no need for the TPC for the common punches like the jab, but the impact punches should be limited to the TPC.
8490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Red Orchestra soon on: March 01, 2006, 01:15:39 AM
So who here has purchased, or plans to purchase, Red Orchestra on Steam?

March is tomorrow, so it's likely that RO will be unlocked to play then, or at least sometime in the coming weeks.

I'm out of extra spending money right now until my new job kicks in, but as soon as it does I'll be buying.
8491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Moving Steam to a new PC on: March 01, 2006, 01:10:18 AM
Just follow that guide and copy it over, rename the original install on drive C, then try running it from E:.  If it works on E you can safely remove the data from C:

Thanks for this tip, btw.  I'll be reformatting my C: drive soon and moving all my steam stuff was one of the things that could be a problem.
8492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Age of Empires III patch 1.05- The Return of Attack-Move on: February 28, 2006, 11:09:15 PM
I don't have the game, nor will I ever buy it.  I have played the demo and found it really lacking.

Just what were they thinking with this game?

More importantly, what were they smoking when they removed the attack-move feature?  Were they deliberately trying to push away players?
8493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Downloading Japanese 360 demos from Live marketplace on: February 28, 2006, 09:40:49 PM
Whoah, I'd definitely make a Japanese account just to try the 99 Night demo.

Hetz, can you us know when the demo is released?
8494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Smod for Half Life 2 on: February 27, 2006, 09:14:14 AM
One problem I have with those texture packs is that they added way too much make-up to Alyx, who looks like she doesn't wear any to begin with.  That little detail does change her character a bit.
8495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: February 27, 2006, 09:11:57 AM
Rats, my gold trial period just ran out and I'm out of cash to buy both a sub and FNR3.  Thankfully I've gotten a new job and should be getting regular paychecks again, but until then...

Say, does anyone here that's participating have a digitizing rig?  I'd like to see videos of these fights if possible.  Is there a way to save and send replays on live?
8496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: February 26, 2006, 11:36:47 PM
You might want to mention that this is for Fight Night 3.
8497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Smod for Half Life 2 on: February 26, 2006, 04:29:03 AM
In a nutshell, he added a lot of the stuff that's in FEAR.  There's even melee attacks.

Now, if only someone would go and make the combine AI smarter.  I mean they're nowhere near as good as HL1 soldiers, let alone FEAR's ai.
8498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon Demo - Sometime in the next year on: February 25, 2006, 07:27:21 AM
So what's the current word on the demo, we've been getting different dates on the demo from various people.
8499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon Demo - Sometime in the next year on: February 24, 2006, 08:26:08 PM
And thus, Knightshade hath spoken and so be it.  slywink

Man, I'm glad it's still coming out soon.
8500  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey's got a new costume... [Spoiler] on: February 24, 2006, 09:30:19 AM
The black suit may have something to do with Carnage being in this movie.

Most likely it's to go along with some darker themes in the movie, or something like that.
8501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon Demo - Sometime in the next year on: February 24, 2006, 07:16:11 AM
Technically, with the new release date, it still isn't two weeks before the game.
8502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution SDK only $2000 - projected price $150-$200 on: February 24, 2006, 07:15:01 AM
Now, if they can actually either promote the system to a mature audience alongside the kid games, or relax the restrictions they had on the games for the console (which it seems they did for all the Resident Evil stuff on GC) then this lower dev kit price could really pay off for them.

Nintendo really has learned that it's the games that make the system.  The gameboys and DS are a good example, a system with older tech or quirky design will still succeed if the games are good.
8503  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Turtle's Massive Civilization 4 Pitboss Game on: February 22, 2006, 05:25:12 PM
I was going to run a smaller pitboss game on the same server, I'm hoping the next patch allows multiple pitboss games on the same system.
8504  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [WoW] Ahn'Qiraj held hostage? on: February 22, 2006, 04:29:08 AM
I was kinda hoping it wasn't a hoax, this way Blizzard could ban the entire clan as a show of force against stupidity like that.
8505  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 21, 2006, 06:34:13 AM
I like Mark Hamill's Joker better, at least the voice anyway.  slywink
8506  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Turtle's Massive Civilization 4 Pitboss Game on: February 21, 2006, 05:25:53 AM
Well, obviously he's taking the aggressive route to world domination.
8507  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Turtle's Massive Civilization 4 Pitboss Game on: February 21, 2006, 01:11:09 AM
Can anyone else confirm two Dandridges and where they were located?  If they were right next to eachother then I suspect he was playing both and simply consolidated, that's cheating.

Otherwise, if he was eradicated early in the game and took over a vacant slot, that's okay.
8508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do Xbox live accounts work for both Xbox 1 and 360? on: February 20, 2006, 10:06:31 PM
I was just wondering if Xbox live accounts work on both Xbox 1 and the 360.  Since I finally got a live account for the 360, there's a few games for the original xbox I've been interested in playing online.
8509  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Turtle's Massive Civilization 4 Pitboss Game on: February 19, 2006, 07:42:29 PM
I've actually got two spaces open so if you finally lose washington Hroth you can always fill one of them.  Lemme look and see which those are...
8510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / SUV + Phone + Crash - Arm = Waaaaa. on: February 19, 2006, 10:04:53 AM
Quote from: "gameoverman"
Is that what they mean by rollover minutes?


+1
8511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Uwe Boll really that bad? on: February 19, 2006, 10:04:22 AM
The thing is, isn't the point of reviews and word of mouth supposed to help you avoid bad movies in theaters and rental?

You can try to be objective about this, but it boils down to your money.  Why waste several hours of your time and a $10 movie ticket to see a crap movie when there are so many indicators that it's bad.  Let the people who are paid to see these things take the initial cost for you.  Let Uwe Boll's track record speak for himself.
8512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So, The Cave is bad on: February 19, 2006, 10:01:00 AM
If I recall, this was an Americanized version of another British movie of the same name.  The british one had an entire female cast and relied on real scares instead of being just another monster movie.
8513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question about Xbox 360 HD resolutions on: February 19, 2006, 09:58:45 AM
I'm not entirely sure.  "i" (interlacing) mode uses less power than "p" (progressive scan) mode, but how much more?  1080i technically is rendering only 530 pixels a refresh (I think).

Someone more familiar with HDTV tech will have to answer that question.  I know some here swear that 720p is way better than 1080i, but I haven't heard the reasons why.  Then there are those that say that 1080i is every bit as good as 720p.

I know that developers are avoiding 1080p mode since it's very processor consuming to render at that, which suggests that 1080i mode really isn't that much better than 720p.
8514  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have unreal tournament 2004 for sale/trade? on: February 19, 2006, 07:59:51 AM
Strangely enough, I have an extra dvd collector's version that I don't play anymore.  Still have the DVD case with the bonus disc and manual.

I'm not interested in any of those games, but do you have any books or comics you want to get rid of?

I'm especially interested in production art stuff, you know, those "The Art of..." books for various movies and games.

Should mention that I'd send this to you for free, but if you have any of the above that don't want it'd be much appreciated.
8515  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Uwe Boll really that bad? on: February 19, 2006, 07:56:59 AM
Stiffler, read this: http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=2649

Then try to defend him again with that argument.  slywink

In short, he does write his own scripts.  He ignores what good writers have written for him and writes his own stuff.
8516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What the heck is with women these days? on: February 19, 2006, 07:54:28 AM
Who is that girl?  The second one, not the first image which has now been removed.
8517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Commandos Strike Force Demo on: February 19, 2006, 07:52:57 AM
Er, I should clarify.  By not that bad, I mean it's actually pretty good for a MoH/CoD clone when you just have to shoot things.  But it's also a bad thing in that I didn't see what makes this a Commandos game just yet.

I'll try the stealth mission and let you know how that goes, assuming I can fix the weird freezing problem.
8518  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / SUV + Phone + Crash - Arm = Waaaaa. on: February 19, 2006, 07:50:20 AM
Would this classify as irony or poetic justice?
8519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question about Xbox 360 HD resolutions on: February 19, 2006, 07:48:45 AM
You have to pick one and the xbox will scale the game to that resolution, just like a PC.
8520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Scanner Darkly- new trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: February 18, 2006, 07:12:03 PM
I suspect they do both.  Let a program handle some of the basic shading, then let real animators/artists handle detail work or entire scenes if the automation doesn't provide what they need.
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