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1121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: April 03, 2007, 10:22:09 PM
Well I rolled a 1 on my resist forum effect and then got a 20 on my GHII spot check at Wallymart [Belkar]Damnit![/Belkar] and soon I will begin my journey to the bottom of the scoreboards.
1122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Formula 1 2007 Thread - Round 2 - Malaysian Grand Prix - SATURDAY! on: April 03, 2007, 12:58:13 AM
Season pass on Tivo is all set, love F1 racing.
1123  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Ban announcement on: April 03, 2007, 12:17:44 AM
Put me down for a sigh of relief and one of sadness as well.  I was having a hard time with all the unreasonable anti anything not PS3 stuff.  I'm all for defending your position when one of those  X vs. Y types of threads sprouts up but not for every thread that exists.  I thank the mods for taking action that couldn't have been very pleasant against a long time member and perhaps restoring quiet to Walton's mountain once again (for now ninja).  Sorry it had to end this way but there seems only one person to blame for this and he had lots of chances to change. 
1124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: April 02, 2007, 12:24:35 AM

Quote from: Hetz on April 01, 2007, 11:10:43 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 01, 2007, 10:39:57 PM

Quote from: Hetz on April 01, 2007, 06:21:43 PM

There will be indie stuff that is new...but the only licensed stuff that will be available is from Gh1. Best start dealing with that fact now if it's making you that upset.

I'm not pissed that it's not on the PS3. I wouldn't buy it if it was. No way in hell would I pay $89.99 for it when I got it for $39.99 on the PS2...but that's just me.

How are you still playing it on the PS3 or did you still keep your PS2 around?  Also, I am trying to figure out why you wouldn't buy GH2 when you own three versions of Oblivion I am thinking you might also have two copies of Motorstorm.

I still have my PS2.

Also, I only have one copy of Motorstorm and Oblivion doesn't cost $90 + tax.

Any other silly questions? No, ok I'm off to watch Wrestlemania.

But Oblivion costs $60 for each console version and wasn't the PC version around $40?  So you paid either $100 or $120 more for the exact same content.  I'd say $120 more assuming you buy the PC version for all the mods but then pick up the $60 360 version and the $60 PS3 version with each have the same storyline and game play.
  Anyways I'm still on the fence about this as I didn't get that far along in GH1 and never bought GH2 on the PS2.  I'll let it simmer for a few weeks and see if I roll a 20 on my "resist forum effect" check.
1125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Planet Earth - New Discovery Mini-series on: March 31, 2007, 09:23:48 PM
Wow!  I just caught a bit of the Pole to Pole episode and the footage of the great white shark was unbelievable!  I have 3 episodes on the tivo and can't wait to watch em all.
1126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WHAT THE FLUFFY BUNNIES, NETFLIX? on: March 30, 2007, 09:58:16 AM
Fluffy bunnies of doom was the first WoW guild  I joined on Lightbringer.
1127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A prayer to the Lord my God--PLEASE get rid of Sanjaya Malakar on: March 29, 2007, 08:17:24 AM
Did I hear correctly?  Next week is Tony Bennet?   saywhat  I'm having trouble watching this show, it's my first time with it (the wife likes it so I'm trying to go along) and the results plus the crappy themes are wearing me down.  I do like Jordin as my favorite and if/when she goes then I do too.
1128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silent Hunter 4 - Gold - whoo! on: March 27, 2007, 07:29:34 PM
I'm running the 1.1 patch so they haven't fixed it yet but I can work around that.  I did manage to get past the last training mission but learned I really need to read the ship recog manual as I actually sank 2 of the 3 escorts and disabled all of the transports but none of them sank before I ran out of torpedoes!  Had I looked up the tonnage of the ships I really could have finished off the mission much quicker than I did what with having to surface and blow ships up with the deck gun to get my kills.
1129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silent Hunter 4 - Gold - whoo! on: March 27, 2007, 12:08:16 AM
Ran into a bug (happened to me twice) where I press the "a" key which is supposed to order my planesman to maintain depth but the only thing it does for me is crash the game.  I'm still trying to get past the sonar/radar training mission, I read up on how to use the sonar but man I can't get the hang of it and the escorts keep getting me or if I get close I can't get the TDC to work or give me a firing solution.  The manual should have been more forthcoming on training, it looks like the developers assumed all the SH4 buyers would have played SH3 (which I did not).
1130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: March 25, 2007, 11:41:56 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 25, 2007, 07:57:54 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on March 25, 2007, 07:46:09 PM

Good preview on the front page.

I am really looking forward to this game.

Thanks!  Any questions?

I agree, that was a very nice preview!  The add on's make for some exciting potential song lists ahead.  And it reminds me I need to take my PS2 and GH1 up with me to my family get together next month.  Should be a hoot watching some of the kids try this game out.  Iron Man FTW!
1131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Every Calvin & Hobbes Cartoon...ever on: March 25, 2007, 11:32:27 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 25, 2007, 07:41:54 PM

I've got the box set packed somewhere...

I need to nab the one from the Far Side as well. smile 

I've got both and they are equally well done, some of my favorite books.

1132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Farscape on: March 21, 2007, 07:05:00 PM
I'd love to watch it but the DVD's are sooooo F'n expensive!   I just looked on Amazon and season 1 is going for $115  eek .
1133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vampire DVD movies! on: March 20, 2007, 05:30:19 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 17, 2007, 02:38:40 PM

All this talk and no mention of Blackula? For shame, people. For shame.

Are you kidding me? Forget Blackula and embrace the greatness that is Alissa Milano in Embrace of the Vampire
1134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Formula 1 2007 Thread - Round 1 - Grand Prix of Australia on SATURDAY on: March 20, 2007, 05:21:32 AM
I enjoyed the race but was hoping Kimi wouldn't have run away with it like that.  Hamilton impressed with his ability to keep Alonso behind him even with twice taking the car off track (slightly).  The most amazing thing about the Wurz/Coulthard crash is that the cameras were on it as it happened, usually we get a quick shot of the carnage followed by replays but this time everyone got to see it at the same time.  Hearing Varsha et al going Whoaaaaa!!! was nice. Renault will need to pick it up as neither driver seemed quick and Massa might have passed Fisicella if the race had had another lap or two.  Hate the 3 week wait until the next race but Mylasia should give us a different type of track/weather to race in.
1135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/19) on: March 20, 2007, 04:44:05 AM
Silent Hunter IV
SilverFall from GoGamer
probably Castlevania
1136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 16/mar/07 on: March 18, 2007, 03:08:52 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 18, 2007, 01:08:24 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on March 18, 2007, 12:43:48 AM

I will continue my first time playing God of War (note the lack of a 2 added on there).  I don't know how far I will get as I just finished the challenge of Hades in Pandora's temple and man did I hate those spinning blades.  I hear it will get worse for me when I actually reach Hades but I'll try to carry on,  I have such difficulty with timing puzzles like the blades and also one part in the challenge of Posiden that took me forever to get right.  I hope to finish so I can move onto GoW2 soon.

The key to the platforming in both Challenge of Hades and Hades itself is jumping past the obstacles.  I just did them again last night and Hades in particular was much, much easier than I remember. 

I finally figured that out trying to get past the last spinning blade but even then double jumping forward onto a slender plank was difficult and took many tries.  Still I'm having a blast playing the game and I was worried I'd be stuck at that point and unable to advance to the next section.  Very happy to be back on my way.  I can't tell you how worried I was trying to stay on the planks once I got past the blades, I'm not sure my PS3 controller would have survived if I had fallen off and had  to restart that part.
1137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: March 18, 2007, 01:33:14 AM
Hugh Grant!  Blinking is not acting damn it! 

His last movie should be titled "The Englishman who when up a hill and GOT BLASTED STRAIGHT INTO THE F'n SUN MUWHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!"
1138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Taxes... Sigh on: March 18, 2007, 01:22:15 AM
This happened to me last year and this one.  My wife works less than 32hr/week and it seems both the Feds and State (California) do not take out full taxes for part time work.  At least that is what it appears to be, her W4 claims married with one deduction and they are taking a total of $7 every two weeks for federal taxes!  Yikes no wonder I almost get divorced every year when I use TurboTax online and watch the real time refund calculator in the corner go from me getting $2000 back based on my W2, to owing $1000 after inputting my wife's data.  I need to find a way to fix this.
1139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Formula 1 2007 Thread - Round 1 - Grand Prix of Australia on SATURDAY on: March 18, 2007, 01:07:27 AM
A fan of Sato?  That guy is crazy and now that he has a car in the top half of the grid who knows what destruction he may wreak?  Ohh  I think I'm a fan too  icon_biggrin.  Good to see some young drivers up front and Hamilton in his first race weekend?  Fantastic qualifying.  This is the first I heard about the "clone" cars of Aguri, RBR and one other, interesting to see if Stryker's complaint will come to anything.

The one tire maker tightened things up a bit for qualifying, no 0.9 sec gap between Michelin and Bridgestone as in years past so in theory we should see a very close race but Alonso really stood out last year from the drivers on the same tire, interesting to hear he may have graining issues with front Bridgestones due to his aggressive style.

Turn up the volume, Formula One begins now!!!

1140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 16/mar/07 on: March 18, 2007, 12:43:48 AM
I will continue my first time playing God of War (note the lack of a 2 added on there).  I don't know how far I will get as I just finished the challenge of Hades in Pandora's temple and man did I hate those spinning blades.  I hear it will get worse for me when I actually reach Hades but I'll try to carry on,  I have such difficulty with timing puzzles like the blades and also one part in the challenge of Posiden that took me forever to get right.  I hope to finish so I can move onto GoW2 soon.
1141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/12) on: March 12, 2007, 08:16:13 PM
Isn't Silent Hunter IV for the PC out this week (3/15)?  If so that goes on the list, maybe God of War 2 but I'm still fighting along in the first episode so maybe I can wait on that one.
1142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Formula 1 2007 Thread - Round 1 - Grand Prix of Australia on SATURDAY on: March 12, 2007, 08:11:25 PM
I'm in!  I was reviewing what my Tivo had scheduled to record and was excited to see the F1 season starting (I have a season pass for it on both Speed and CBS).  I'm hoping for a great season and while I liked Michael Schumacher a change in the order will be nice, kinda like when Lance Armstrong retired from the Tour, sad to see him go but ready to see who steps up to replace him.

I have to say I'm rooting against Kimi but only because he gives such bland interviews in a monotone voice  icon_biggrin.  Alonso should be fun to watch if the McLaren's have reliablity issues as in the past.  Still waiting for the Toyota money machine to get a respectable car on track, each year they hype em up and they don't deliver.  I feel for Davidson going from testing the decent Honda to driving the Super Aguri (maybe they really improved it this year?).

I don't have a pick but Massa would be pretty good.
1143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Could you live without broadband? on: March 12, 2007, 08:33:07 AM

Quote from: gellar on March 12, 2007, 01:42:51 AM

It'd ruin my WoW addiction, but I don't think that'd be a terrible thing.  That being said, have you checked to see if Sprint or Verizon has EVDO service out there?  It's fairly fast and not terribly expensive.

gellar

I've played WoW on a 24k connection before, it actually runs fairly well.  I used a 56k connection and while I didn't go on any instance runs it was perfectly playable with my lag showing at about 500-750ms vice the 120ish ms I get at home.
1144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War, what am I doing wrong at the Hydra? spoilers if you haven't play on: March 12, 2007, 02:52:26 AM

Quote from: rrmorton on March 12, 2007, 01:50:38 AM

Your tenacity in the face of absurd adversity is an inspiration. The Golden Cock Monkey is within you.

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHH!!!!  The hydra has been defeated!  Rental copy of the game got me past it but somewhere in the back of my mind I'm wondering if I'm just teh suck at GoW since it was still pretty hard to get the buttons presssssssssed (hydra spasm there) fast enough, I had to grab hold of it over 8 times to get the mast broken but I could see the difference during the times I actually dented it, lots of blood pouring out of the head when I was jabbing the buttons quickly.  Still I couldn't see any real difference in my button presses between my successful tries and my many abject failures.  Once my thumbs rest up and my ego heals I may try the hydra using my copy and see if it actually works or indeed it is a bad copy.  I hate to think what is in store for me in upcoming areas if I had so much trouble with the first boss.

1145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War, what am I doing wrong at the Hydra? spoilers if you haven't play on: March 12, 2007, 12:11:42 AM
Ok plan B,  rent a copy of the game and see if I can get past the Hydra and hope my copy is only broken in that section.  I wonder if I can have a save for the normal difficultly and Hard (forget God mode, never going to happen) on my internal memory card?
1146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War, what am I doing wrong at the Hydra? spoilers if you haven't play on: March 11, 2007, 11:35:01 PM
Son of a ...

Well I've tried many times and by my counting I got the Hydra to hit his head on the mast six times without any change, the mast is intact and he still has 75% health.  I checked out a game faq just to see if I was missing something and found this;

Quote
========================Main Hydra==============================================
MAJOR UPDATE: There seems to be a glitch in newer copies of GoW... If you can't
smash the Hydra into the mast or you've smashed him into the mast 3+ times...
Then you've got a defective copy/Ps2 control.

Son of a Gold.....

wait a sec thinks I,  I'll just break out my old PS2 and try it on that and I won't lose any time because I have the sweet 60gig PS3 with it's memory slots to transfer my saved game onto my PS2 card.  Hmmm where does this thing plug into anyways?  I review my memory card options on the PS3,  Compact Flash- check!   SD cards-check!  Sony memory stick-check!  PS1/2 card slot-ummmm nope not gonna happen cowboy mad.  Gotta buy some addon card reader to get that done.

Son of a Golden Co.......

Damnit!  Ok well the PS2 is out anyways and the Hydra isn't too far along in the game so I'll just run over to it and see if the game will let me past the Hydra.  One thing goes right as my PS2 S-video connector pins are bent (who know when that happened?) but I can use the cables included with the PS3 to hook it up with composite connections and it works fine (but no progressive scan for me  crybaby).  Now that I have a few runs under my belt it only takes a half hour at the most to get back to the Hydra where...........















it still doesn't work!!!!!!!!!!!

Son of a Golden Cock Monkey!!!!!  How on earth do you add bugs to a game after it has been out for 2 years?  I can't even find the receipt since I bought the game a month ago and only now got around to playing it once I got the PS3.



Thanks to rrmorton for the thread on OO that this is a direct copy of.  If you can find the original thread it is a very funny read.
1147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] MotorStorm Impressions on: March 11, 2007, 11:14:54 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 11, 2007, 09:29:44 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 11, 2007, 09:25:11 PM

Back on topic, I've posted my MotorStorm review on the front page.  What'cha think?

 thumbsup

Great review! smile

Yep good review but I'm still on hold to buy this due to single player issues.  My work hours pretty much eliminate me from MP during most of the week and Sat night so I need a strong single player element in order to get my money's worth.  I don't want to get caught in a Chromehounds situation where almost all the meat of the game is in the MP.  I'll probably try to rent it in the next week or so and see about the SP aspect.
1148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War, what am I doing wrong at the Hydra? spoilers if you haven't play on: March 11, 2007, 05:34:09 AM
All right I'll try all those suggestions, guess I'll go put a shirt on  paranoid

Thanks for the input

1149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / God of War, what am I doing wrong at the Hydra? spoilers if you haven't played on: March 11, 2007, 02:24:59 AM
Got the the Hydra and took care of the two side heads but the main boss seems unkillable.  I've hit him many times and gotten the screen to show the icon for me to press the O button which I do.  I follow that up with many pressings of the O and I lock on to the jaw of the beast and struggle against it for awhile but it will then break loose and I start hitting it all over again.  I have repeated this over and over but nothing ever changes, I just wrap him up by the jaw and strain against him. What do I need to do to get past him? 
1150  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial PS3 Network Name REQUEST THREAD on: March 11, 2007, 12:04:37 AM
ZinfanGT is online and ready to be added to the list
1151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Heavenly Sword on Heroes this week on: March 08, 2007, 09:46:19 PM
Finally watched my Tivo'ed Hero's and I have to say the game looked awesome.  After that snippet I have to declare IN!!
1152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Motorstorm Review - IGN on: March 06, 2007, 05:09:45 PM
Still on the fence after reading some of the 8.5+ reviews along with the sub 8 ones.  The lack of single player depth hurts along with vehicle's in the same class having no differences among themselves, one motorcycle is the same as the next.  I'm sure in the full game there is an option to turn off the music, I prefer my racing done using motor sounds only, heavy metal is distracting and not to my taste anyways.  After playing the demo I have to say lack of rumble features is pretty big, this game seems made for it (I hope Sony can get this issue worked out sometime soon).  I'll kid myself and say I'm going to wait a bit on this title,  I hope it lives up to its hype once it hits the stores.

1153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just got a PS3 on: March 06, 2007, 01:23:26 AM
Threw in the towel (for now) on the wireless setup and ran a LAN cable to my PS3 and now you can find me as ZinfanGT on the playstation network.  Downloading the Motorstorm demo atm, can't wait to check it out.  I hope Sony updates the software to allow background downloads and the ability to start the console without starting the game inserted in the drive, things I like on the 360 after they added those features.
1154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just got a PS3 on: March 05, 2007, 11:25:42 PM
Grats on the PS3, I picked up one on Saturday night along with Resistance and F1.  I'm having trouble getting it to hold a connection for very long so have yet to complete the setup for an online account.  I did download the update to my PC and transfer it over to the PS3 and that was a great feature that saved me tons of time. 

I am a little ways into Resistance and just got to the first area that didn't make me feel like I was on rails.  I know most FPS's are on rails but this one seemed not to disguise it very well in the opening sections.  I like the graphics but think Gears is a good on the 360.  I want to try the Motorstorm demo but with connection issues that is not possible atm, so I'm not sure if I'll be getting it this week or holding off until more reviews come out or I can get the demo.  If I ever finish off the account setup I hope to be Zinfan_OO on the network, I'll post back if I get it done.

I am going to try F1 tonight and I hope it takes me back to the days of Microprose's F1 Grand Prix game that I had a ton of fun with back in the early 90's.  Spa here I come (gotta try the el rouge corner).
1155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/26) on: February 26, 2007, 06:44:04 PM
Hmm F1 is out for the PS3?  Very tempting to  buy the console and get that game and WallyMart had a PS3 last time I was in there.  The downside is I'm not great at car setup and Ron's review http://gamingtrend.com/Reviews/review/review.php?ReviewID=797 is giving me second thoughts.  Ahh well I'll give it some more time to tickle my brain and then make my decisions.  Probably next week though.  And SSX for the Wii is a distinct possibility.
1156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BEHOLD! The Cake made of.... on: February 23, 2007, 09:58:35 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on February 23, 2007, 09:36:02 PM

I take it nobody has ever had shepherds pie? I mean...it's the same thing. Just looks like a cake. Not sure I'm following "omg that's so vile!"

Looks good to me?

+1 from me.  Meatloaf and potatoes? bring it on!
1157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 10 game franchises that need to go away on: February 22, 2007, 04:40:38 PM
Can't agree with Tony Hawk's name on the list.  TH8 is a great game that got rid of that THUG gameplay and returned to the style of TH 1-3 which I really like.  I have Downhill Jam for the Wii but can't comment much on it since every time I fire up the Wii, Zelda takes the stage.
1158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 9/Feb/06 on: February 10, 2007, 11:03:28 PM
WoW for sure and maybe some Zelda on the Wii.
1159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Adventuring life of Semaj..... (mildly 56k unfriendly) on: February 01, 2007, 06:34:55 AM
I'd suggest Camp Majocia (?) in Feralas but those quests ramped up from lvl 40-42 initially to 45-46 for the second step.  Too high for my lvl 41 priest so I'm looking for another zone to quest in.  I started the SoS crock collection and got one meat from over 10 kills which didn't seem to be an efficient way to level.  I'm going back into the Badlands for a few more quests but most of them seem to lead to Uldaman and I don't have a group to run it with.  Too bad all the Arathi highlands quests turned into group quests into Stormgard as that zone seems to be the correct level for my character.  I enjoy your write up and I wish I took screenies of when I killed a 44 hunter in STV after he jumped me, of course I died too but watching him try to bandage up while my dot's took him out was pretty fun.
1160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another "What TV Should I Buy" thread on: January 30, 2007, 09:30:25 AM
Ok not sure if this will help but is your coax cable into the tv coming from the cable box?  If so you may want to try bypassing the box, going from the wall outlet right to the tv.  I'd check it out myself but while I have a Vizio tv I use Directv for my service.
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