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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / God Bless Gamefly!!! on: February 03, 2006, 04:55:37 PM
Quote from: "mikeg"

I am currently a Gamefly member, but I am probably gonna quit because as often as not their shipment to me gets lost in the mail.  I have been a member a little of 2 months and already 3 have been lost.  That is too unreliable for my tastes.  I will go back to joining a brick and mortar store where I am in total control of how and when it gets there and back.


Interesting, I thought I was just unlucky but it sounds like it might be more widespread.  I rented King Kong for the 360 from them and after waiting 8 days past their shipped date had to report it missing.  Since it's on their "short wait" list and all the rest of the games in my queue are future releases I only have one game out with them, and I've only just yesterday received it.  Now that I think about it, since Jan 16, basically 3 weeks ago, I've only had their games in my hands 2 total days, only only one game at that.  At that cost/day I may as well buy the games!
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting a 360 on Monday, and not excited on: January 09, 2006, 06:12:59 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"
Erh? How exactly do you figure that? Just based on the fact that it'll be emulated by software, and because X360 has problems with it, then the PS3 has to as well?


Pretty much.  Software emulation is not an easy task.  I think the PS3 is going to have the same backwards compatability that the 360 has, that being limited and only really available when the original software delevoper puts in their own time to tweak things to make sure they run correctly.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting a 360 on Monday, and not excited on: January 09, 2006, 05:00:51 PM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
Not everyone has the space to have so much stuff hooked up to their TV's.
When the ps3 comes out I'll definitely be selling off my PS2 to help get it. Not all of us can afford all that $$ to have every single system out there. The ps3 at least, will have true backwards compatiblity. So all these games were putting down 50 bucks on, we can do so in a little more confidence knowing they'll still be playable come the next generation.

Personally the top 3 games I would have liked to play on the 360 are Counter-Strike, Unreal Championship II and Starwars Battlefront II. A game as high selling as the Starwars Battlefront series it's hard to imagine Microsoft didn't include it on their list.
I just can't see myself having all these consoles around my TV, a huge xbox, an xbox 360, a ps2, my computer (my PC is hooked up to my LCD as well for big-screen gaming) it's crowded enough.

If backwards compatiblity is important to you, IMO you might want to hold off until the playstation 3, since it'll play ps1 and ps2 games. At least you can buy games a little more comfortably.


Heh, I've actually heard that the PS3 with not only be backward compatable with PS1 and PS2 games, but it will also be compatable with the original XBOX, Dreamcast, Gamecube, and Genesis (it will have a special slot in the back for the cartridge).  N64 and Super Nintendo support will be available via direct download of the PS3Live system.  :wink:

At this point Sony will say ANYTHING to keep people waiting for their system and not buying their rivals.  The PS2 originally had backward support for PS1 because it came with the actual PS1 hardware installed in the system.  I have doubts that Sony will do the same w/ the PS3, which means their backward compatability will be software based and suffer the same problems that the 360 does.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Faceplates- You gonna buy any? on: September 07, 2005, 12:38:40 PM
Quote from: "Tustin1"
I could care less what colour my gaming system/faceplate is...


You couldn't care less.  If you could care less then you should, to the point that you can no longer care.  At which point you couldn't care less.

 :?
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Duck Hunt on: June 09, 2005, 04:11:55 PM
Quote from: "kathode"


Hmm, my work's internet filter Websense blocks that site for being "Illegal or Questionable".  All that does is make me even more curious about it and want to click on it the minute I get to my home pc.  :wink:
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I was blind, but now I can see (EBGames rant) on: June 06, 2005, 03:30:42 PM
Quote from: "mytocles"
Hey, Voice of Reason - and everyone else!

I don't understand why people trade games in anyway - don't they give you practically nothing for them?  Maybe I've been misled, but my impression was that they take only a modest percentage of games - and give you very poor trade-in value.

I'm also wondering why you don't offer the games up on the Trading Forum here?  It's nowhere near as complicated as eBay, with no fees, and you can sell or trade.  Win/ Win!

I've always received great deals from folks here and the games are always near-perfect or perfect.  Just a thought... Tongue


I guess I never thought about it really???  Online forums is where I do all of my other sales for my "main" hobby, cars.  Trades don't make as much sense for them as they do with games so I never really thought about it.  I'll have to start doing that though.  I'd hate to think how much I've given back to these places.  They always buy them back for nearly nothing.  frown
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I was blind, but now I can see (EBGames rant) on: June 06, 2005, 02:33:13 PM
Pulling back up an old topic because for the first time ever this weekend I had something similar happen to me.

I traded in 3 games at a Game Crazy getting enough in trade to pick up something new.  I had wanted to get Forza for a little while now so I asked them if they had it.  After looking around their cases he checked out one of the machines running in the store because he thought their one copy might be in their machine (apparently you can test out any game they have).  It wasn't there and right about the same time another worker walks in (who I think is the manager).  They started talking behind the counter a little ways away from me and I could hear them.

Sales guy:  Do you know where our copy of Forza is?
Manager:  Yeah, it's back there (points).  It's gotten some scratches on it from (some person) and wasn't working that great.
Sales guy:  Ok (and goes to find it).

At this point I'm thinking, is this guy going to try to sell me a "new" previously played/opened scratched up game?  He finally finds it and doesn't even look at the disk, even after his manager told him it had scratches and had issues.  He comes back to the sales computer and starts to punch it up.  I stop him.

Me:  So that's been opened and has scratches?
Sales guy:  Uh, yeah....we can probably buff them out (without even looking at it).
Me:  I'd like to take a look at that disk before we start messing with it.

He then pops out the disk and hands it over to me.  To my shock it looks like the disk was dropped on concrete and them dragged about a foot before someone picked it up again.  I've never in my life seen a disk scratched this bad.

Sales guy:  Yeah, these are just surface scratches, we can try to get them out...
Me:  I don't think so.  I don't like the idea of paying full price for a "new" game that's been abused.
Sales guy:  Ok (and then puts the game away without offering any kind of compromise).

I was in complete shock.  The disk was damaged badly enough that had someone tried to trade it in that way they would have declined it, yet they were trying to sell it to me for the full "new" price.

I managed to find a game that looked good, but I still have a $15 credit at this place that I have to use.  Once that's gone I'm never setting foot in the place again.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 - no DVI support? on: June 06, 2005, 02:12:47 PM
When people talk of converting DVI to HDMI or vice versa they are only talking about converting the video signal.  If your game system (or DVD player or set top box) has HDMI output and your TV only has DVI input then getting a cable that allows the two to connect is only going to get you the video signal.  You would still have to hook up audio cables seperately.  Personally, I don't see what the big deal w/ HDMI is.  If you have a good setup you're going to be running a reveiver of some sort for audio, so you're going to have one cable going to the TB for video and one to the receiver for audio anyway.  With HDMI would I have to run everything first to the TV and then send the audio signal to the receiver?  Sounds like an extra place for the signal to get degraded to me.

For the guy w/ the 27" HDTV, I'm sure it has component inputs, so you won't really be missing out on the higher resolutions.  When I played around with component vs DVI inputs on my 50" Sony LCD rear projection I didn't find a huge difference in quality.  The DVI image was a tiny tiny bit sharper but not enough that anyone would ever notice.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gran Turismo 4 - The Motherlode of Screenies on: November 19, 2004, 07:11:55 PM
Maybe if they release enough screens the people waiting for it can print them all out and create a flip book to make it feel like you're playing the game.  The way tey keep pushing back the due date that might be the only way you ever get to "experience" it  :wink:
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sudeki is Gold on: July 21, 2004, 03:11:45 PM
So how do you pronounce this game?  I'd like to not sound like an idiot when I go and ask for it.  I'm thinking its:  Su-deck-eee.  Any ideas?
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which XBOX games support widescreen? on: June 25, 2004, 08:04:40 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Dimmona, over on GG has a link to a site listing 16:9, HD, custom soundrack, and different sound format support:
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100055

Pretty impressive list, though it hasn't been updated since April.


In that link I found a link to the website hdtvarcade.com.  The XBOX section has everything I need.  Thanks!
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which XBOX games support widescreen? on: June 25, 2004, 02:47:30 PM
Hopefully as widescreen gets more popular M$ will add this to the back of their box as something developers can check/highlight.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which XBOX games support widescreen? on: June 25, 2004, 02:14:22 PM
Widescreen and 480P / 1080I aren't related to eachother.  You can have a 480P game that is designed for a 4:3 screen just as easy as you could have a 480I (normal resolution) game designed for a 16:9 widescreen TV.  I also did a search and it came up with 2 posts that had nothing to do with this topic.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which XBOX games support widescreen? on: June 25, 2004, 01:21:31 PM
I just got a new 50" widescreen TV and am wondering which XBOX games will take full advantage of it.  I played PGR2 on it last night and it was amazing, but other games look stretched when I put it in full screen mode (no black bars on the left and right to make it a 4:3 screen) so I'm wondering which games out there were made for widescreen.  Thanks.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WELCOME! on: May 03, 2004, 06:39:40 PM
With the new look and all I've finally decided to join.  I've been lurking here for as long as I can remember but never took that next step of joining.  So Hi everyone.

As a side note, it feels so odd to be on a forum and not put things about my car in my sig.  Every other forum I'm on is Mustang related.  I guess I should put something in there about having an XBOX, huh?
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