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1041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Miscrosoft: What the hell? on: January 12, 2006, 09:49:27 AM
Quote from: "Sarkus"
Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"
Currently most games on console that are multiple disc are mostly caused by the in game FMV. Now if PS3 games use HD quality in game movie, then it is unlikely that Microsoft can compress them much smaller than the best video codec available and still retain same video quality.

Microsoft probably can compress at most 10%-20% more that the standard video compression available and that'll be pretty much a miracle to be able to do even that.

I guess if Bluray games become reality, then XBOX 360 version will have lower quality video like 720p vs 1080p or lower fps on XBOX 360 version to fit on DVD media.


I don't pretend to be an expert on this subject by MS has said on more than one occasion that they believe compression will solve most if not all of the apparent capacity gap between standard DVD's and HD-DVD/Blu Ray technology.

Considering that PC games aren't even pushing DVD technology to it's limits yet, I'm not sure this is an issue we'll have to deal with anytime soon.


If it is possible to have high quality HD video and make it fit on DVD with this Microsoft secret compression thing, then it is stupid for media company to push HD video on HD-DVD/Blu Ray. It would be a lot cheaper to produce a Microsoft compression compatible 'Super' DVD player instead that play HD Video of same quality of HD-DVD/Blu Ray's video but run from cheap DVD media.

As for comparing to PC games, PC games in general have lower quality FMV. Most multiplatform games have better quality FMV in the console version than the PC version. The reason is to make it fit in CD-ROM media.

Follow that PC games example, we can expect multiplatform games will have better quality on Blu-Ray based PS3 and lower quality FMV in DVD based XBOX 360.
1042  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Miscrosoft: What the hell? on: January 12, 2006, 05:53:12 AM
Quote from: "Sarkus"
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
The only reason I would have liked to have seen an HD-DVD player (or Blu-ray even) in the original Xbox 360 is so games took take advantage of all that extra space. The way it's going now a lot of developers are running out of space on the double layer discs, what's going to happen in 2 or 3 years from now when the all ps3's come with blu-ray (giving developers up to 50gb per disc to do whatever they want) and the xbox 360 still has just an old-fashioned dvd player?
Yeah probably multiple-disc games although I still think it's a shame, who wants to get up and change discs in the middle of a game?


You're assuming that there isn't a way around the apparent size limitation of the standard DVD disk.  You may be right, but MS has repeatedly stated that they think there are compression techniques that will allow for much greater content capacity.  Seems to be the kind of thing a software giant like MS would be able to pull off.


Currently most games on console that are multiple disc are mostly caused by the in game FMV. Now if PS3 games use HD quality in game movie, then it is unlikely that Microsoft can compress them much smaller than the best video codec available and still retain same video quality.

Microsoft probably can compress at most 10%-20% more that the standard video compression available and that'll be pretty much a miracle to be able to do even that.

I guess if Bluray games become reality, then XBOX 360 version will have lower quality video like 720p vs 1080p or lower fps on XBOX 360 version to fit on DVD media.
1043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dead Or Alive 4 - Time to bring it! on: January 06, 2006, 06:55:26 AM
I just watched DOA4 on a local console store display. Wow,  I want to buy XBOX360 now, it cost around $500 here and plus the game it'll about $560.

Buying XBOX360 in Indonesia is probably stupid at this time since if I got a faulty one, it is going to be very hard to exchange it. Local store here don't give warranty on imported console machine and sending it back to Microsoft for repair is going to be a big problem.

I'm glad I didn't have money and my credit card are currently maxxed out when I visited the store. I would probably take XBOX360 and DOA4 home if I have any way to pay for it.slywink
1044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sims 2 is getting as bad as Dynasty Warriors.. on: January 06, 2006, 03:54:02 AM
It is pretty much why I love EA.smile Everytime a new expansion is out, that give me about 1 week entertainment. That is far longer than most FPS games which I either finish in 2 days or I am bored and stop playing.
1045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: January 04, 2006, 10:08:17 AM
After get tired of listening to the "no milkshake" comment, I finally spend about 4 hours to cutting down and planting. Now my town is wonderful, hurray.smile
1046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Infinium finally went and did it..... on: January 02, 2006, 08:38:53 AM
They probably just buy someone else's design from some China/Taiwan company and put their brand on it so that they can steal more from dumb investors who still think Infinium is for real instead of a scam.
1047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UMD Movies - Here to stay or just a faze? on: January 02, 2006, 07:44:07 AM
Portable porn is the answer. UMD porns are here to stay.smile
1048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dead Or Alive 4 - Time to bring it! on: January 02, 2006, 07:39:55 AM
So maybe we should wait for Team Ninja to release DOA4 Pink version one year later that add the pink/easy mode.smile
1049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 in Japan: The Kancho of MS Continues on: December 26, 2005, 03:40:07 AM
So I guess if Microsoft really want the Japan market, they need to secretly start a new  Japanese Console Maker company named Miso and become a secret investor.

Then release Misobox 360 and take over Japanese market.smile
1050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 23, 2005, 05:10:03 AM
Just my damn luck. I bought 999 turnips for about 95 each last sunday.

Then monday, the price is 67, tuesday, 75, wednesday 60, then thursday 137 so I sold all of them on thursday and pay off my house loan. Then this friday the price is 545?frown
1051  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 22, 2005, 05:10:12 AM
Quote from: "Torfish"
My biggest fish was 43 inches (octopus), but wasn't close to Goldies 55 incher.  Oh well.

Where can I buy some turnips?


You guys are real lucky with the competition only caught those tiny fishes.

I caught a tuna of about 95 inches and the winner Rocco won with a tuna of 98 inches.frown
1052  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS or PSP? on: December 21, 2005, 05:01:41 AM
Quote from: "Scott"
Quote
putting down 80+ bucks on a GBA doesn't really make sense when you can just put 50 more and get the DS which will play the entire catalog of games anyway.

I think the GBA SP, and Micro, are truly portable, pocket systems, where the DS isn't.  $50 more is one of two extra games, and if you buy a used GBA SP, you save more.


Hmm, I carry my DS in my pocket daily, I guess some people have bigger pocket.smile
1053  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Any DQ8 impressions yet? on: December 19, 2005, 09:32:55 AM
DQ8 doesn't seem to have anything new or special compare to other turn based RPG, but for some reason I can't stop playing this game.

So anybody know why we all seem to like DQ8? The story is pretty average, the battle system is simple.

Maybe it is because of Yangus?smile
1054  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DOA 4 ....another delay.... on: December 19, 2005, 05:32:53 AM
They probably still have some glitch with the breast bouncing code.
1055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 13, 2005, 06:48:14 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
It even warns you when your battery is running low.  THIS GAME'S GOT EVERYTHING!

That's a good thing though, if it's anything like the Gamecube version. To say that you get chewed out if you just power down the Gamecube version is putting it nicely. biggrin


I never met Mr. Resetti on the Gamecube version. But with the DS, Mr. Resetti visit me and give me a long sermon after I turned off the DS after testing wifi connection without saving.
1056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it too early to give up on the 360 for Christmas? on: December 09, 2005, 08:49:03 AM
Quote from: "msduncan"
I just went AGAIN to my local EBgames to find out what they know.    Several things:

1.  They are consistent in telling me that they are not expecting the bulk of shipments until January and any before then will be tiny consisting of a couple units at a time.

2.  They have not yet receieved a single shipment since launch day.

3.  They have no news or word on when ANY new shipment will arrive, and nothing has shown up in their computer systems

So is it too early to give up quite yet?   I could very easily release the 200 dollars my wife was going to put toward it and let her spend it as she wishes.         Or I could wait and hope.... and also hope that my contacts here pan out or that I happen upon one as it gets to the loading dock.

Edit to add:   if I give it up now, it will likely be months before I can purchase one.    In fact.... I might then decide to skip it and wait for PS3 at that point.


With the disc scratch problem, overheat power supply, etc. I think maybe it is better to wait for several months until Microsoft released a Service Pack 1 version of XBOX 360.

By then, there'll be more software titles to choose from.
1057  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 09, 2005, 04:14:59 AM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Everyone else wants to catch fish.  My main source of income comes from selling oranges.


Don't forget to raid other people's towns for fruit, plant them in your town, and reap the profits :-)

That's been one of the hardest things so far for me to get used to - without the GBA island present as a way to create hordes of $$, progress is going to be pretty slow on the financial front.  Well, at least until the turnip dealer comes to town...


My town has orange as native fruit, but this morning I got a letter from mom with an apple as a present so I planted it. Hopefully it'll grow into an apple tree soon.

As for finance thing, it seems like I earn money a lot faster compare to the gamecube version but maybe that is because I was still learning to earn money when I played the gamecube version.

So far I made money by selling all the fruits, claim the lost items, checking on the recycle bins, and fishing. Paid Nook in less than one day and now working on earning money to pay for the upgrade.
1058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 09, 2005, 04:08:18 AM
Quote from: "MaxSteele"
Quote from: "Harpua3"
I simply can`t get enough of this game. I`m liking still, ALOT more on the handheld so far. Just better suited for handheld play, that`s all. BTW, who here adjusts the clock and who here doesn`t? I did with the cube version. But so far here I haven`t. But, I do play alot late at night, and no open store=hard to make money. Still lots to do, but no open store hurts the $$$. And ideas? Between this and MK, the wait for my 360 around Feb should go very fast and easy!


Because this has such a robust online element to it, I think that adjusting the clock is most definitely cheating, and it isn't too fair to the other people you'll connect to who are not doing so.

Right now, Nooks is open from 8am - 11pm.  That's a lot of time.  I suggest you get a dresser which can hold over 90 items, catch fish, collect shells, etc... and then take 5 minutes in the 8am - 11pm time frame to go into Nook's, sell all of the items, and buy what you need.


While I think time travelling is cheating and I'm not doing that both in DS version and gamecube, you don't have to set it to the actual time at your place, you can set it faster a few hours or slower a few hours and leave it at that so you can have daylight in your game if you mostly play late at night.
1059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: December 09, 2005, 04:05:50 AM
Quote from: "Harpua3"
I simply can`t get enough of this game. I`m liking still, ALOT more on the handheld so far. Just better suited for handheld play, that`s all. BTW, who here adjusts the clock and who here doesn`t? I did with the cube version. But so far here I haven`t. But, I do play alot late at night, and no open store=hard to make money. Still lots to do, but no open store hurts the $$$. And ideas? Between this and MK, the wait for my 360 around Feb should go very fast and easy!


With the gamecube version, I set the time about 6 hours slower than the time at my location just so that I can have night and daylight during the my play time.
1060  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Official Nintendo WiFi Friends Code Thread on: December 08, 2005, 04:35:17 PM
Animal Crossing WW Code: 098844988900, Name: Djuara, Town Name: Raverna.
1061  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forget 360, may get PS2 to play Shadow of the Colossus! on: November 28, 2005, 03:49:51 AM
Quote from: "Gratch"

FWIW, SotC didn't do much for me either.  I could appreciate the scope, creativity, and artistry, but it just wasn't much fun.  Once you got past the 'wow' factor of what they did, it simply wasn't that engaging of a game.


simply wasn't that engaging of a game? You are just asking for a flamewar, aren't you? You could have stop at SotC didn't do much for me and not took a swipe at the game.smile

SotC is one of the most innovative game ever. I think like GTA3 which introduce the free roaming city which are now being copied in other games and become a normal feature, the huge and climbable monster feature from SotC will be copied in future action game.
1062  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Internet Money Making Schemes- updated with pic of check!!!! on: November 23, 2005, 08:56:22 AM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Quote from: "unbreakable"
But it isnt technically a ponzi, is it?  I thought it was somehow tied in to money generated from advertising or something.


Well that is the ultimate question.  The site states that they receive revenue from a number of different programs that do in fact exist.  However, many find it hard to believe that they can afford to payout $127,637.50 every single day of every month.

It's pretty interesting.  My Dads interest peaked after he saw my check.


They can afford to payout $127,637.50 every day as long as there are more than that amount of money coming in from new members or greedy old members that put in more money because they made money with their first $100 gamble.

I'm not suprised that they pay you several hundreds dollars. It is just a bait to try to make you or someone you know invest more of money. Look like it is effective so far since apparently your dad is tempted. Just make sure your dad don't put too much money.

Now if your dad or you invested and get $100K+ check from them then that'll be surprising to me.

As for money generating from ads, etc. I think those are just a cover, they don't make money at all. It is a pyramid scheme, they use money from new investment to pay people that invested.

If they can afford to pay 1% interest per day, they're better off borrowing money from bank or even loan shark. As for clicking and viewing ads business, that is a bull. Those can probably earn you 1% of $100, but impossible to earn you 1% of $1000+ per day.

We had scams like that often here in Indonesia and every single one of them scammers run off with people's money. We had one that pretend to make money from selling jeans which ran for about two years. Then there are several that pretend to be investment in agriculture related business, and one that sell arts.
1063  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: November 21, 2005, 09:49:09 AM
Quote from: "slackerjoe"
So has everyone finished this game already?  What's the final verdict?  Was the ending satisfactory?

Hopefully it will be heading for the bargain bins pretty soon as I'm interested in picking it up!


I played through it twice. This one is more a game than the first one. Play like a hybrid of city building game and RTS lite.
1064  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Martial Artist List] Declare your style and rank on: October 12, 2005, 07:44:26 AM
Quote from: "raydude"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
True that Raydude.  Ever seen this site? : http://www.bullshido.net/
Funny stuff.

Quote
atarashii naginata - 2 dan

My wife wants to learn the Naginata.  Hard weapon to wield from what I'm told...


Yeah, that site is good for laughs. As for the naginata, it really is all about the basics. Basics form the foundation for everything else, from the striking to putting on the armor and sparring. That said, she probably will have an easier time learning and practicing because all the power is derived from hip movements.

One naginata "A-HA" moment is when a senior student was telling me to focus on my footwork and let the hips provide the power. Up until then I was all tense and using mostly armwork to power the strike. Which meant I'd get tired after continuously swinging the thing for like 15 minutes. After I focused on the footwork and hips I felt like I could swing it all day and never get tired. Which was a big bonus for when I put on the armor and sparred - cause then I was able to keep up my attacks and blocks longer.


I thought only girls train in naginata, real men do kendo.smile
1065  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Nicholas Cage is an A$$hole on: October 04, 2005, 03:33:17 AM
My parents named me an indonesian name that means champion, even to this day people keep making fun of my name. Now I don't hate my parents for giving me the name, but sometime I wish that I have a common name or a name that has no meaning.
1066  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you watch Anime? on: September 30, 2005, 04:41:49 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I can only watch anime which involves tentacle rape  Cool

Just kidding!


Then you must watch this Jiburiru. You get tentacle rape with that plus some bonus like oral, anal, s&m, exhibitionist, etc. Too bad it doesn't include scat.frown Oh, just kidding too. Honest, I'm not a pervert.smile
1067  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you watch Anime? on: September 28, 2005, 10:02:55 AM
Quote from: "gameoverman"
I've seen some.  I don't make it a point to watch it because it seems so repetitive to me.

For all the talk (even in this thread) about how varied it is, how many genres it encompasses, I see the same names pop up as favorites over and over again.(example- Cowboy Bebop)  That leads me to believe that QUALITY anime really is rather narrow in scope.

I'm into horror films, stories, novels, etc.   If someone could point me to a good example of horror anime(film or tv series) I'd appreciate it.  I have Vampire Hunter D, sadly that's not horror imo.


You keep hearing of a few same names as favorite because until recently there were only a small percentages of anime  titles that was licensed by US publishers.

Cowboy Bebop is a 1999 released anime. Even 2004-2005 alone, there are tons of anime released in japan.

Top 20 list of anime released in 2004-2005 based on animenfo.com's ranking:

1. Elfen Lied
2. Air TV Series
3. Monster
4. BECK
5. Samurai Champloo
6. Bleach
7. Mai HIME
8. Midori no Hibi
9. Koi Kaze
10. Paranoia Agent
11. School Rumble
12. Ashiteruze Baby
13. Gundam SEED Destiny
14. Maria-sama ga Miteru
15. Genshiken
16. Gankutsou
17. Kannazuki no Miko
18. Samurai 7
19. MADLAX
20. Yakitate!! Japan

As for horror anime, you can check www.animenfo.com or anidb.info to look for anime titles of specific genres.
1068  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you watch Anime? on: September 28, 2005, 08:01:09 AM
I can't get into Cowboy Bebop. It is just not the type of anime that I enjoy, but I love Samurai Champloo that was by the same team that made Cowboy Bebop and have the same general episode storyline like Cowboy Bebop but only in samurai era japanese setting.
1069  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you watch Anime? on: September 28, 2005, 07:57:10 AM
Quote from: "Jancelot"
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
Quote from: "godhugh"
Absolutely not. Can't stand it.


Echo that!  Not my thing.


Same and I don't like the games either.  It's all the same story and too much melodrama.  I don't even care for the animation because it's usually very choppy.  However, I wish more films with better stories and art techniques would come out because I do like animation quite a bit.  For now the Pixar movies and Iron Giant will have to do.


Agree with Kevin, there are many kind of anime from childish to porn. Many genres, sci-fi, fantasy, action, romance, horror, drama, etc. So they can't all have the same story.

But there are some general type of stories for some sub-genre anime.

Some examples:

harem type anime where one lame boy have several girlfriends. If you watch one then the other will be about 80% the same. Example: Love Hina, Ichigo 100%, most dating games based anime.

fighting anime where in each episode the main character have to meet and fight increasingly challenging opponents. Most famous example: Dragonball.

sport based anime, where the story is about a new guy/girl join a school and then involve in sport competition. Can be about soccer, basketball, some japanese martial arts, tennis, etc.

giant robot anime, there are tons of them with some general storyline.

romance where the main character is a girl/boy that love a popular boy but then there are a childhood friend/best friend character that secretly love the girl. most of them in high school setting.

fantasy anime where a team of people fight supernatural enemies(can be vampires, witches, monsters, ghosts,  etc.).

If you don't like anime because of the story, then you probably can like other genre.

I started watching anime from giant robot but eventually I am bored of them since they're almost the same. Then I moved to other type of story like the fantasy ghost hunter type, action anime, etc. Now it seems like I have the mood for watching romance anime.
1070  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 Newbie or "Pimp Your Favorite Game Here" on: September 12, 2005, 09:13:54 AM
Shadow Heart: Covenant.
Xenosaga (if you like watching anime, this game is full of long FMV)
Gitaroo Man
Katamari Damacy
Karaoke Revolution series (fun party game)
Dark Cloud
Suikoden III
Wild Arms 3
1071  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FF Advent Children... on: September 12, 2005, 02:39:38 AM
Quote from: "Canuck"
Anyways! Back to my original question.  Has anyone here ever imported Japanese movies?  Do they ever have english subtitles?  I've looked on the back but I can't see (or understand) anything that looks remotely like english.


Most UMD movies are region coded. If Advent Children is region coded, you need Japan version of PSP to play it.

Most Japanese movies released in Japan don't have english subtitles.
1072  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [RP] Hilary Clinton = Political Suicide? on: July 27, 2005, 07:02:01 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Lets not forget who sent the CIA to train Osama ...


Wrong president. So it seem that you're the one that forget who sent the CIA to train Osama. Not President Clinton era, but back at Reagan era.
1073  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Firefly...just saw my first episode on: July 23, 2005, 07:56:36 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
... from the annoying, can't do a southern accent to save her life engineer ...


Even worse than badmouthing Mal, you're badmouthing Kaylee.frown
1074  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A brief moment of honesty reveals a chilling agenda. on: July 20, 2005, 01:24:57 AM
Quote from: "Raven"
Quote
But some of more paranoid bigots seem to think that illegal immigrants come to conquer US.Smile


Quit acting like a child.

You won't get far in life if you have to resort to name calling, in order to argue your opinion.


I just stated my opinion, it is not my fault if you think you're member of the group of people that I called paranoid bigots.
1075  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A brief moment of honesty reveals a chilling agenda. on: July 19, 2005, 07:06:42 AM
Quote from: "VynlSol"
Quote from: "unbreakable"


That is the best thing I've seen thus far this month.

On topic:

As long as there are people in the USA who are willing to hire workers on the sly because they can get them for a cheap price, there are going to be illegal immigrants.

Rather than focusing so much attention on, "walling up," our borders perhaps we should focus on enforcing the laws we already have regarding undocumented labor. If it's unnatractive to come to the USA illegally, it seems to me that less people will do so.

I don't blame the immigrants at all. If I lived in some shit hole place in Mexico, and my only prospect for the future is to become an old decrepit guy living in a shit hole, I'd be looking to get out and get into whatever I felt offered me the best opportunity, by whatever means neccessary.

If I knew that traipsing across the border into the USA would only find me destitute because no one would hire me even for a day to pick beans, I'd be less inclined to want to go there illegally.

But that's just me, I don't know the answer, but I do know that the influx of illegal immigrants into the USA is a problem and needs to be addressed.


I agree with this. You can't keep blaming illegal immigrants while turning blind eyes on those US business that hire illegal immigrants. Stop hiring them and they'll stop cross border to US. No one want to risk everything to cross border to become bums.

But some of more paranoid bigots seem to think that illegal immigrants come to conquer US.smile
1076  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A brief moment of honesty reveals a chilling agenda. on: July 18, 2005, 07:13:07 AM
Quote from: "Raven"
Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"


If you think that the illegal immigrants have agenda other than economic reason, you're delusional.



That's some pretty weak spin. Instead of addressing his outrageous comments, you choose to attack me, instead.

But if that's all you've got, I understand.


I was attacking your topic title "A brief moment of honesty reveals a chilling agenda". As for the opinion of that Reverend? I don't think you should take someone like that seriously. I think the people of Texas will be outraged if you suggest that there is any truth to the Reverend's opinion. Hispanics people haven't conquered Texas.
1077  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A brief moment of honesty reveals a chilling agenda. on: July 18, 2005, 06:34:12 AM
Quote from: "Raven"
I wonder how the Minuteman critics will spin this.

Article

Quote


Little Rock is the border between Mexico and the U.S.,” said the Rev. Julio Barquero, who operates the Centro Cristiano Fellowship in Sherwood, and is the LULAC state chaplain. “Not Texas anymore — Arkansas. Texas has been conquered by Hispanics.”



If you think that the illegal immigrants have agenda other than economic reason, you're delusional.
1078  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Batman Begins? on: July 11, 2005, 07:34:03 AM
Quote from: "Dafones"
I didn't know that the Joker was created by Batman in the comics. Didn't seem like he was created by Batman in Miller's Year One - more like he'd just shown up, like in BB.


Did Joker start leaving card after he become Joker or he started before it so maybe that joker card in BB is from before he become joker then the sequel to BB will show how he become Joker?
1079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How did Nintendo get the Resident Evil series? on: January 14, 2005, 09:46:03 AM
Quote from: "Dafones"
Man, I hope RE4 sells oodles on the Cube. I hope Nintendo keeps pumping commercials and that word of mouth spreads like wildfire. A buddy and I are the only ones of our friends who have Nintendos - or who really play videogames regularly for that matter - so I take it as a good thing when our other "normal" friends ask us about RE4 after seeing an ad on television, interested and impressed by the concept and visuals shown. Those are the kind of guys that Nintendo needs to impress ... now if only they’d buy a GameCube and get the game.


Then Nintendo really need to do some bundling like RE4 Platinum Edition that come with a Game Cube.smile
1080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: X-Box as an HDTV DVD player on: December 07, 2004, 02:30:03 AM
Quote from: "Jancelot"
I'm about to take the plunge and pick up a 52" Toshiba DLP set.  Does the X-Box put out a progressive scan signal when playing DVDs?  Do I need to pick up a separate player as well?  I already have the X-Box Hi-Def pack for the 5.1 audio so all I need there are the component cables.  The set has 2 component inputs and an HDMI input.  What kind of jack am I looking for on a DVD player and what kind of cables do I need?  Thanks!


If you install a modchip or use hack to install softmod on your xbox then install XBOX Media Center, you can play DVD with progressive scan signal and you can get bonus that you can play almost all media format(divx, xvid, mpeg, etc.)

If you don't have and don't care about XBOX Live then a modded XBOX can be the perfect all-in-one entertainment box.
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