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8521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Savage 2- direct download on: March 04, 2006, 01:38:52 AM
I'll buy the game just to support them.  At $30, I can afford to buy to try.

The retail model has its strengths, but lately has shown just as many weaknesses, including a general exploitation of smaller studios.
8522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 03, 2006, 08:59:00 PM
I suspect those tiny playstations they release nearing the end of the system's lifespan ends up being the part of the hardware that they include in the next generation.
8523  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Turtle's Massive Civilization 4 Pitboss Game on: March 03, 2006, 08:54:28 PM
Yep it crashed, I just put it back up and loaded an autosave at 450 BC.

Come on guys, someone spread me some religion.
8524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW is Gold on: March 02, 2006, 10:16:24 PM
FT2 and S&M2 were both contracted by LucasArts, and you know how Lucasarts can be.

Are you guys forgetting that GR2 would have been a console port, just like lockdown?
8525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW is Gold on: March 02, 2006, 08:19:04 PM
GR2 was going to be just another console port, it probably would have sucked on the PC.  This time around the PC version was being developed by a second team alongside the console version, and since the game is basically complete, it'd be a very stupid move to scrap the game now.  So, don't worry.  This is probably just a delay to iron out one or two last big bugs, maybe work on a patch, put in the copy protection (most likely starforce), and print the boxes.
8526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon Demo - Sometime in the next year on: March 02, 2006, 08:17:04 PM
I do hope they include the coop mode in the demo.
8527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] First Official Oblivion Review! on: March 02, 2006, 10:28:20 AM
Well, any other boxing sims on the horizon?

I liked the demo, but that had no advertising.

The one hit KO punches are nasty, but they have a longer windup time.  Perhaps they should have made those impact punches simply the hardest punch a fighter can deliver, but not something that arbitrarily puts you in KO mode unless you've already taken a good number of hits earlier.  Insta KO's, but with quick get ups would have been fine enough, maybe even helpful to the speed guys, but with the way KOs are added to the scorecard, it does seem unbalancing.
8528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My first day at work after graduating college! on: March 02, 2006, 08:05:49 AM
And suddenly, I no longer feel so old.
8529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] First Official Oblivion Review! on: March 02, 2006, 08:04:27 AM
How often does it do this?  Every time?
8530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] First Official Oblivion Review! on: March 02, 2006, 07:45:16 AM
Whoah, wait, they actually say those lines in game?  As in the announcer actually announces so and so knockout by BK?

How bad is it really, because that's the sort of thing that might make me pass on FNR3.
8531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW is Gold on: March 02, 2006, 07:15:39 AM
Speaking of which, two new developer diaries were posted on the live marketplace for download.
8532  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.
8533  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.
8534  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.
8535  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.
8536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Downloading Japanese 360 demos from Live marketplace on: March 01, 2006, 12:53:00 PM
But I want it NOOOOOOOOW!
8537  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.
8538  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.
8539  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.
8540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Fight Night 3 impressions on: March 01, 2006, 04:46:08 AM
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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.
8541  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.
8542  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.
8543  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?
8544  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?
8545  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.
8546  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?
8547  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.
8548  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.
8549  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.
8550  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.
8551  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.
8552  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.
8553  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.
8554  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.
8555  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.
8556  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
8557  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.
8558  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.
8559  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.
8560  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...
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