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9001  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Warhammer DOW: Winter Assault Review [IGN] on: September 21, 2005, 01:51:03 AM
Most likely it'll be Dark Eldar with the way they've been choosing them.

But a sixth race would have to be evil since we already have 3 good ones.
9002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kingdom Under Fire - Heroes on: September 21, 2005, 01:48:29 AM
Xmann, I think you're more of a Dynasty warriors player then.  My friend also preferred action combat rather than commanding.  To win at this game you really need to switch around and command your units instead of focusing on the main character all the time.
9003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: September 21, 2005, 01:47:15 AM
I just like the cinematic nature of this game.  Monolith really knows how to push that aspect of their games.  They even encourage players to play cinematically.

Even the little snippet we got in the demo I was replaying for weeks after I downloaded it.  Always trying new moves and trying to get through parts in the coolest way possible.

FEAR played in kung fu action mode is pretty fun.  Once again, if they release the mod tools I hope someone makes a kung fu mod for the game.
9004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / be the master of some poor fools destiny on: September 21, 2005, 01:43:53 AM
They really need to make something like this for the PC.  Yes, you can mod, but I mean something with a lot of premade resources and simpler scripting for players to fool around with.
9005  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need help with a two router setup on: September 20, 2005, 07:28:36 PM
I recently upgraded my ancient DSL connection from a 768mbps to a 3mbps line, as part of this upgrade they sent me a new modem that's also a router.

My modem is a Westell 6100 dsl router, and I'm currently using a Netgear WGU624 double wireless router.

As you can see, I now have two routers.

I would just connect everything to the DSL router via a hub, but I need the wireless internet for other computers in my house. Unfortunately, if I try to connect both of them into the same line it doesn't work.

With a bit of searching I found a small fix, which is to disable the DHCP server on my wireless router, then make sure the line from the DSL router to my wireless router is plugged into a normal port on my wireless router (instead of the specific internet port). This allows me to get online.

However, with this configuration I can't help but think I'm losing something. There's bound to be some latency issues with this dual routing, not to mention problems when I try to get programs working like bittorrent.

Ideally, I'd like to have my wireless router handle all the routing, and just have my dsl router act as just a modem.

Can anyone help me?
9006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kingdom Under Fire - Heroes on: September 20, 2005, 07:23:37 PM
It's like Dynasty Warriors except you control the entire army instead of just wandering around on the battlefield.

Your main character has his own personal unit that he always stays with, and each unit you have has its own leaders.  You jump between them in the heat of battle giving orders from a thid person view.  Think of something similar to Sacrifice.

From all I heard, the sequel includes a coop mode through missions, but I haven't heard much else and I don't know if the feature was kept.

All I know is that if COOP was kept in game I'm definitely getting a copy.  My friend liked the on foot gameplay, but he didn't like the commanding part (he's more a Dynasty Warriors fan) so I figure when we play COOP, I'll take control of the entire army while his buffed up uber unit goes in hacking.
9007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: September 19, 2005, 06:00:46 PM
I'm at 2ghz 2gb ram and an ATI 9800 Pro.

I could run it at 1024x768 with low detail at a good framerate.

Then I switched to 800x600 for a massive performance increase that allowed me to run everything on medium.
9008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / News of the Gross (Fish Tongue Eating Parasite) on: September 18, 2005, 03:34:37 AM
Well, I think we finally captured a deep one.
9009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dystopia demo released thru Steam on: September 12, 2005, 12:55:53 AM
You have a mod for UT2004 in the works?  One that's cyberpunk?

I must know more!
9010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dystopia demo released thru Steam on: September 10, 2005, 08:57:43 PM
It's a bit disapointing.  There's no use of cover at all, a lot of strafing and such, makes it too much like Quake 3 with cyberpunk quirks than a gritty cyberpunk game.  I mean, even in Ghost in the Shell the characters were always taking cover.

This is because the mappers didn't put anything but vertical cover, so no low walls, steel desks, etc...  And no lean keys.

The maps are also too maze-like for actual useable facilities.
9011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FF Advent Children... on: September 10, 2005, 08:55:19 PM
Well, that just gives time for some Japanese fansubs to get released on the net.  Thanks Square.

Tongue
9012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lamest game moment on: September 10, 2005, 12:34:07 AM
Actually, I think the lamest moment is in MGS2 where Jack's talking to his girlfriend, having a long dialogue about their past and future relations... in the middle of a 'ing mission to save the world.
9013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vietcong 2 Multiplayer Demo Tomorow on: September 08, 2005, 02:11:05 AM
I'll be playing as Vanigan.
9014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vietcong 2 Multiplayer Demo Tomorow on: September 06, 2005, 06:56:48 PM
Too bad they don't include a coop mission in the demo, I bet that would seal the deal for many people.
9015  Gaming / Analog Gaming / I'm getting the Serenity RPG! on: September 05, 2005, 10:12:35 PM
Just a small update.  I'm running a play by post game over at the RPG.net forums.  You'll have to register in the forums to see them, but it should be an interesting read once the entire crew gets together.

Unlike my last botched Deadlands game, this was a lot easier to put together, albiet a little more difficult to run.

Still, if it succeeds I can try starting one here.
9016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Favorite PC Game villain? on: September 03, 2005, 08:37:38 AM
Big spoiler for Planescape:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Your own mortality.


Seriously, best villian ever.

SHODAN is a given, however, Tycho from the Marathon series was just as vicious an AI.
9017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Can you play an instrument? on: September 01, 2005, 11:08:14 PM
I used to play the baritone in marching band.  Did it for 6 years and hated it.

Of course, by way of similar construction, I can basically play all 3 valved wind instruments.
9018  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is your SO very social? on: September 01, 2005, 07:20:22 AM
I would love it if my SO were very social, well, when I find someone.

But the point is she could bring me out to these places I wouldn't normally think to go, and help me meet new people.

Heavens knows I really need the practice.  I'm not antisocial, just so inexperienced at meeting and talking to people that I get too anxious to try.

Thinking about it, I should probably enlist some of you guys in the SoCal area to help me out in that regard.  Any gatherings happening in the Orange County, CA area soon?
9019  Gaming / Analog Gaming / I'm getting the Serenity RPG! on: August 27, 2005, 03:55:03 AM
Book arrived today.  I am very happy.
9020  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Omega and Ultimate Bundle on: August 26, 2005, 03:08:25 PM
They're called preorders.  slywink
9021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Damn you McDonalds, damn you to Hell !!! on: August 25, 2005, 11:42:45 PM
Since we're already talking about McDonalds, anyone notice how they don't include granola with the fruit and yogurt parfaits anymore?

The last two I've gotten were missing granola, but I'm not sure if this is a temporary or permanent thing.

Probably some cost cutting measure in light of the high gad prices.
9022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metal Gear Acid 2 Screenies [PSP] on: August 22, 2005, 05:00:03 AM
I wonder if they'll upgrade the multiplayer mode.  Handheld games are really great for MP and I heard the original MP mode was interesting, if a bit odd.
9023  Gaming / Analog Gaming / I'm getting the Serenity RPG! on: August 22, 2005, 02:33:16 AM
While I didn't get to go to GenCon Indy this year, my friend did.  He snagged me a copy of the Serenity RPG and shipped it to me earlier this morning from the convention center.

Oh, and it's signed by Ron Glass.

As a dedicated role player, I'm really looking forward to the game.  Although my group is already deep into a campaign of Necessary Evil, I may have to resurrect my defunct online game (really sorry about Deadlands guys) to play Serenity.
9024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Damnit, Doom 3 Is Boring Me to Tears on: August 19, 2005, 10:13:45 PM
FEAR > Doom 3 in regards to scares and gameplay.
9025  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Constantine on: August 14, 2005, 09:35:30 PM
Actually, I still think one of the best Satan performances was in the short lived show, "Brimstone."  It starred the guy who is currently playing Lionel Luthor in Smallville as the devil.
9026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R. SP Demo out on: August 14, 2005, 09:25:21 PM
Perhaps he has a review copy or a is a beta tester?

The only elevator I know of is the one in the first preview movie they released, the one where the little girl appears while the lights flash on and off.
9027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mobile Forces on: August 14, 2005, 09:22:30 PM
I played it.  It's a horrible CS clone with vehicles thrown in.

Unfortunately, it fails to really consider the balance if CS had vehicles thrown in.
9028  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Ghostbusters RPG on: August 11, 2005, 07:55:30 PM
The Serenity/Firefly RPG is coming out this month.
9029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ninja Gaiden on: August 11, 2005, 06:33:46 PM
First IT Ninjas then Garden Ninjas?  I see the ninja clans have taken up new lines of work since the fall of the shogunate.
9030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon 2: Summt Strike on: August 11, 2005, 06:24:37 PM
Also, did they fix the horrible framerate that the first game had?
9031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tales of Legendia - Great soundtrack & trailer inside on: August 10, 2005, 03:20:02 PM
Sounds like the intro to the Ghost in the Shell movie 1, the first sound bit anyway.

I'm a real believer that good music can really push the emotional content of the scene.  Some developers really screw themselves over by not getting a good soundtrack.
9032  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Babylon 5 Wars on: August 10, 2005, 07:23:02 AM
ACTA is much less detailed than Wars, it's designed so you can play with whole fleets with of miniatures on the table, rather than one or two with lots of detail.

Completely different games.
9033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Serenity trailer! on: August 09, 2005, 01:03:19 PM
Hey!  Let's not forget Shepard Book (Ron Glass).
9034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Razer Diamondback review on: August 09, 2005, 02:32:08 AM
I have an MX700 as part of a cordless MX duo.  Unfortunately, my room is right next to the laundry room and someone else in the area must have some cordless devices too, so now my keyboard and mouse isn't working properly.

So, seeing these high ended corded mice is a relief.
9035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R. SP Demo out on: August 08, 2005, 04:28:31 AM
Here's a challenge to you guys, beat the demo using only melee attacks on the light troops (you can kill the heavy with guns).

That's right, holster your weapons and go all Jet Li on them.

To assist here's a few moves you should try.

The slide kick is done by pressing your crouch button immediately followed by the melee button, either that or press them at the same time.  This move can take down multiple baddies in one kick if they're clumped together.  I used this move to sweep the legs out from under a cluster of baddies after the helicopter dropped them in.

There are two jump kicks, a full on two legged Lui kang style double kick, and a mid air round house.  The double legged kick is done by pressing the melee button right after jumping, whereas the roundhouse is done by pressing the melee button towards the apex of the jump.

The jump kick is extremely useful since it's very long ranged, it'll also knock enemies back 5-9 feet and knock over anyone else in his flight path.  You don't need to holster your weapon to use it, and if you run out of ammo with one guy left in your sights, you don't need to spend a precious second closing with him to do a normal melee attack.

There's also a ground stomp melee attack, it's only done if you're standing and looking almost straight down.  You'll basically stomp down on anything that's at your feet.  It's not too useful.

Also, there's interesting info on the DVD collector's edition of the game.  It sounds like they have some live action shorts on the DVD that's basically some interrogation of that Alma person.  Pretty interesting.

Finally, anyone else think this game just begs for a coop mode?  Playing as Deltas inserted into one of the other hotzones, having maps with various objectives on it.  No bullet time for them, but no getting ripped apart by creepy little girl either.  With the AI as good as it is, coop fo this game would be great.
9036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Info from PSM on: August 08, 2005, 04:09:15 AM
Nope, although there was some mention of the footage being edited somehow.
9037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R. SP Demo out on: August 07, 2005, 10:06:44 PM
Are you guys even using the slow mo feature?

First of all, use cover, in this game the damage you take is equal to the damage enemies take so the only thing that'll save you is your use of cover, medkits, and bullet time.  Not only that, the enemies have reactions just as good as you do, unlike other games where they tone down the damage or make enemies have a surprised state just after they see you, enemies start shooting right away in this game and they're very accurate.  If multiple guys are shooting at you at once, if you get caught out in the open you're dead.

So, you'll have to make good use of the slo mo feature to move between cover while shooting.  If you're a good shot and have a full bar of slomo, you can use it to charge forward if you want.

Don't frontal rush the heavily armored and superiorly armed super soldier blocking your path.  That way lies madness.

The best way I found to defeat the Heavy, is to simply setup a proxy grenade  on the bridge to deal with the light troops that try to cross.  Then when the heavy appears, use the free slo mo time to back up and take cover.  Once in cover use slo mo to move out of cover and back into cover, either throwing grenades or shooting him in the head with any weapons you have.

He should be dead in 3-4 passes.  Make sure you take his High Velocity Penetrator gun.  The thing fires metal stakes that are pretty accurate and do alot of damage, not to mention it'll pin corpses to the wall for a grisly scene.

Just remember, this game is more Max Payne than Doom 3.  Circle strafing will do nothing for you in this game.
9038  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Big college sell off on: August 07, 2005, 04:37:21 AM
Once again, I need to sell off some things to buy art supplies for college.  Namely, I need a wacom intuos 3 digital tablet, alongside buying books and whatnot.

All prices do not include shipping.  Shipping insurance will be free, though.  Prices negotiable (I didn’t check how much everything was worth these days).

PC GAMES
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory         $20
Battlefield 2               $20

Console Systems
Xbox (one green controller) + DVD kit   Make offer
Playstation 2 first generation         Make offer

CONSOLE GAMES
Phantdom Dust            $10

BOARDGAMES
Twilight Imperium 3rd edition      $40
Nexus Ops               $20
Memoir 44               $20

ANIME DVD
Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind         $10
Last Exile vol 1 & 2            $10 each
Samurai Champlee vol. 1-4         $10 each

BOOKS
Dead Beat (Hardcover) by Jim Butcher   $10

COMICS
Nausicaa vol. 2            $5
Priest vol. 10               $5

WARGAME STUFF
Warlord (Reaper minis) main rulebook   $10
Wargods of Aegyptus   2nd edition      $10
Flames of War               $10
9039  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 07, 2005, 04:31:24 AM
Strangely enough, the economist article was pretty fair on the gaming.
9040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R. SP Demo out on: August 06, 2005, 12:35:22 AM
Good to see they're putting to use the AI they created in NOLF2.
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