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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hockey advice, please on: July 30, 2012, 12:43:28 AM
That sounds good.  How's the AI defense? 
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hockey advice, please on: July 29, 2012, 11:56:27 PM
First up, I'm old.

I used to love playing the old Genesis and SNES hockey games. NHL 94 is probably on my personal top ten of all time. It's been a while, though. I'd like to pick up a new hockey game, but there are so damn many. And from the demos, some seem very complex for no reason other than complexity.

Can anyone recommend a good, arcadey NHL game from the recent crop? I'd prefer 360, but have no prejudice against older titles. If you tell me that NHL 07 is the spiritual successor to NHL 95, then I'm sold. Anyway, simple controls, easy scoring and hard checks. I'll abuse sliders if I have to. Just looking to have some fun offline.

Thanks in advance.
3  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Splinter Cell Convction 360 on: February 01, 2011, 03:58:30 AM

Quote from: WorkingMike on January 24, 2011, 03:01:36 PM

I have a copy sitting around, what do you have to trade? Here is a list of stuff I'm interested in, all 360: Enslaved, The Saboteur, Transformers WFC, Mini Ninjas, Wet, Banjo Nuts and Bolts, Simpsons, AvP, Conan



You interested in trading Conviction for a gently used copy of Conan?
4  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Enslaved & Alan Wake 360 on: February 01, 2011, 03:56:21 AM
I've got Enslaved.  Do you have a copy of Dante's Inferno or any superhero games?
5  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS/FT: Borderlands plus DLC on: December 06, 2010, 04:25:18 PM
Going twice?
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hockey Games on: November 23, 2010, 02:18:38 AM
That sounds like what I had in mind.  How are those games?  Any fun?
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hockey Games on: November 22, 2010, 10:15:27 PM
I heard a rumor that one franchise was bringing back the old Genesis-style controls as an option for geezer gamers like me.  Anyone know which franchise this is, and whether it recaptures the long lost magic of childhood?

Thanks.
8  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/FT: Borderlands plus DLC on: November 01, 2010, 05:00:18 PM
Hello all,

I've got a 360 copy of Borderlands plus the first disc of DLC (General Knox and Mad Moxie).  Only played the main game once, never unwrapped the DLC disc.  I'm really just more of a single player guy.  At any rate, if you're looking for a good time with friends, I'd love to trade this for:

360
Enslaved
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
NBA 2K11

Wii
Kirby's Epic Yarn

Or make me a paypal offer.  Thanks for reading!
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox Hard Drive Transfer on: February 16, 2010, 08:22:56 PM
Thanks guys.  Super helpful.  Now off to find that thread...  retard
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox Hard Drive Transfer on: February 15, 2010, 05:46:25 PM
Transfer kit, eh?  How much are those, and can you get them from the usual sources?
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox Hard Drive Transfer on: February 15, 2010, 04:07:20 PM
I'm thinking of buying a new hard drive but I have no idea what kind of blood, sweat and/or tears are involved with getting your profile and data off of one drive and onto another.  Has anyone survived the event and care to share?

Thanks.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Game of the Decade 2000-2009 on: January 04, 2010, 07:31:18 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on January 04, 2010, 04:41:02 AM

Quote from: aledromo on January 04, 2010, 03:52:35 AM

Not sure if I'm too late to this, but for me there's no game I put more time into, love more, or wish would get an HD reskin (with achievements, natch) than...

Drumroll.

Devil May Cry 3.  I can go on for days explaining why, but less is more.


not a bad choice, actually - fun, amazing game smile ...

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 04, 2010, 04:48:54 AM

The only DMC game I've finished, DMC3 was great.

I've been rethinking my decision of LittleBigPlanet...man, I put a TON of time into Unreal Tournament 2004 (even wrote a strategy guide for it!), and I look back on those days fondly.

I do assume we're all talking about the Special Edition here, right?  I mean, I loved the first release to death, but spent probably three times as many hours on it once they fixed it and added Vergil. 

Oddly, this game also has the distinction of being the most bought game of the decade for me, as I think due to my own poor self control and my wife's generosity I actually ended up with two full price retail copies of each release. 
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Game of the Decade 2000-2009 on: January 04, 2010, 03:52:35 AM
Not sure if I'm too late to this, but for me there's no game I put more time into, love more, or wish would get an HD reskin (with achievements, natch) than...

Drumroll.

Devil May Cry 3.  I can go on for days explaining why, but less is more.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamestop Exclusive Content on: April 17, 2009, 06:00:50 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on April 17, 2009, 05:55:15 PM

Here in the UK, Amazon and Play have been doing that for years.  In fact Game have had some exclusives too, but really, who in their right mind would buy from Game? slywink

Any of that stuff ever trickle down into the mass market?  Or do codes leak onto the internet?  I'm just hoping there's some kind of balance to keep publishers from finding ways to charge 3 or four times for a complete game.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamestop Exclusive Content on: April 17, 2009, 05:10:07 PM
Hi guys,

I just found out that there's going to be exclusive content for the Wolverine game that coming out soon available only to those people who pre-order at Gamestop.  Outrage!  I mean, it's not like superhero games have a "buy blind" track record.  Anyway, I wondered if any of you knew anything about this.  And whether you think there will be ways, official and...UNofficial, to obtain content like this in the future. 

I have a real bad feeling about where videogame retail is headed.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help with an oldie? (NBA 2K6 - 360) on: February 06, 2009, 09:27:24 PM
Never mind, I figured it out.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Help with an oldie? (NBA 2K6 - 360) on: February 06, 2009, 05:33:44 PM
I wanted a basketball game and this one was on the shelf for $4.  I couldn't resist.

I got it home and played a quick game and love the mechanics, however it doesn't look like there's the usual option to make created players.  I see I can do that if I want to play the 24/7 mode, but what if I just wanted to do my normal thing where I make a group of players and forcibly replace the Knicks.  Is 24/7 the only place you can use these created players?

If someone knows, please respond.  It was only $4, but I still might take it back if I'm stuck with the real, depressing Knicks.

Thanks.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rogue Galaxy question on: December 12, 2008, 08:27:58 PM
Hmm, enchanted arms looks interesting.  Anyone play that?  I see that it's 1-2 players, too.  How does that work?
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rogue Galaxy question on: December 12, 2008, 05:43:22 PM
The person loved...LOVED Dragon Quest VIII, and has a long history of loving the older Final Fantasy games.  She's been falling out of games ever since it became en vogue to have real time combat systems, and I'm hoping to reel her back in with something newer that has old school flair.  Wii, PS2, 360 are all in play here.

Thanks.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rogue Galaxy question on: December 12, 2008, 04:54:53 PM
Did anyone play this?  And if so, can you tell me if it's turn based or real time?  I'm looking for a gift for a very picky RPG player.

Thank you.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wild Arms on: October 27, 2007, 10:27:53 PM
I'm thinking about picking up one of the PS2 Wild Arms games for me and my wife to go through, as we both enjoy a good turn based RPG.  There are so many, though!

Anyone familiar with the series and able to tell me about where a good place to start might be?  Or any good turn based RPGs in general?  We really enjoyed Dragon Quest 8 together.

Thanks.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA Help on: October 04, 2007, 02:09:49 PM
This never actually got moved, and I never heard from anyone else.  Also: Calvin, I PM'd you.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NBA Help on: October 03, 2007, 02:50:35 AM
Hi everyone,

It's that time of year when I get a little antsy for the new basketball season.  Sometimes, I hold off the jones by picking up a 2 or 3 year old NBA game, but there are so many new entries in the market from the last time in did this (in 2000) that I'm not sure who's who and who's good anymore.

So if any of you played one, can you recommend a fun, cheap NBA game?  All I ask in features is player creation and that it not be too too sim (never liked the pace of the 2K games).  The last game I enjoyed was Inside Drive 2003 for the Xbox, but these days I'm looking for a reasonable PS2 entry.

Thanks for any help.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / In search of: Traditional RPG on: April 22, 2007, 04:12:54 PM
Hello, community.

My girlfriend and I finished off Dragon Quest VIII a little while ago, and we had a great time playing it together.  We want to pick up another game now, but it seems every RPG being released these days is an Action RPG, and we'd rather just have turn-based, old-school combat (with menus and the whole nine yards!).

Can anyone recommend any recent games, PS2 preferred but gamecube allowed, that provide good old fashioned fun with new fangled pretty graphics and stuff?  Basically, I added that last part because we'd rather not play through Chrono Trigger again.  Thanks.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] God of War II on: February 18, 2007, 01:40:35 PM
Your writing gets better with each review, Ron.  Made me want to buy this one, no kidding.  Great work.

One question for you and the community:  I've only dabbled in the first one at a friend's house and never really got too serious with it.  With time and money being precious commodities, is it something I should do before the sequel?
26  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking to rid myself of old iBook. Takers? on: January 29, 2007, 03:04:23 AM
At this point, I'm checking to see if I can get something for this old lemon.  Even on the order of old games or something.  I may re-evaluate my strategy if there are no takers. 

And yeah, it was bought outside of the Apple repair recall.  I've moved on, but feel like it may deserve better than a trip to planet Junkion.
27  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking to rid myself of old iBook. Takers? on: January 28, 2007, 10:37:41 PM
Hi everyone!  Been a while, and I've missed you.

Back to business: first up, it should be stated that this is a Mac iBook from the generation prior to this most recent one, and it's been lying dormant since last March when it succumbed to what appears to be a faulty logic board.  I'm not sure if someone out there would like it for parts or practice or what, but I'd be willing to listen to any offers for the thing. 

Let's start a discussion.  Private messages are fine, or you can write me at [email protected].  Put GamingTrend.com in the subject line.

Thanks.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gun...any fun? on: February 20, 2006, 02:13:57 AM
Hi all,

I saw this cheap, but since I'm more or less broke and have very little time, I like to consult the forum to know if I'm getting maximum fun for my gaming investment.  Anyone care to comment on this title?  I trust you all far more than most sites.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever wanted to love a game you absolutely hate? on: January 26, 2006, 10:21:39 PM
Let me add my voice to those who tried like hell to see the peaches and honey supposedly falling out of every nook of RE:4.

Also, I bought Prince of Persia twice and couldn't find the creamy center.  Curse the hype machine!
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy: Dirge of Cerberus is out in Japan... on: January 26, 2006, 10:12:13 PM
I still don't get how people complain about the loss of the job system and then use that same mouth to deride FFX-2.  Apparently calling them dresses offends on some deep cellular level.  Whatever.  I had fun with it.

I do agree that designing it to REQUIRE a walkthrough in order to get their stupid 'good ending' was a questionable move.  Luckily, the obsessive completist in me died with my teenage years, and I was just happy with any old ending I got.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition (Andrew Jackson am cry) on: January 26, 2006, 10:04:35 PM
To access the unlocked easy mode, start a new game after seeing the message that you've done so and it should be an option.  Yes you'll lose any progress you've made to that point, but you'll gain a lot of satisfaction watching yourself tear a hole in the levels that frustrated you up to that point.

At least, that's how it worked on the regular edition.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM? on: November 09, 2005, 01:05:21 PM
Thanks guys.  Very helpful.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / OXM? on: November 08, 2005, 01:19:51 PM
Hi all,

My OXM subscription is about to run out, and I'm thinking of renewing.  However, I wonder if anyone knows what they're planning in terms of the 360.  I don't think I'll be getting one for a while, and if the demo disks and coverage are going to be all 360 from December on, I don't see the point of renewing.  Has anyone heard anything about what to expect?

Thanks.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo with Girlfriend? on: September 19, 2005, 04:41:44 PM
Thanks, guys.  I'll check some of these out.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo with Girlfriend? on: September 16, 2005, 07:27:15 PM
I'll keep that in mind.  Soul Caliber won't work, though, as I forgot to mention she has an aversion to games with complicated inputs.  Animal Crossing seems as deep as she's willing to learn button commands for.  Too bad it isn't co-op.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo with Girlfriend? on: September 16, 2005, 07:20:30 PM
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good 2 player game for the gamecube or even the GBA, as I've got a girl who's interested in playing games together but doesn't like the solitary nature of most video games.  Any suggestions?  

For the record, she loves playing Bust a Move on the PS2, and has been known to throw down in some Heroes of Might and Magic on PC, which due to the turn based nature we're able to play as a strategic team (she controls the mouse; no she doesn't have a sister).

Thanks!
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ninja Gaiden on: August 11, 2005, 08:53:31 PM
I beat it.  I loved it.  I beat it again.  Honestly, once you get a little more used to it (read: better at it), you can blow through those repeat sections.  And honestly, beating things up is so much fun that it's not so bad just for the sake of doing it.  I like the adrenaline rush I STILL get knowing that there are real consequences if I screw up.  Makes the time spent feel less like marking hours until something comes on TV.

Oh, and if the biggest complaint someone has is the proportions of some characters in skippable cutscenes, you know it's a good game.  Don't mind the story, too, as it makes no sense and is primarily a pretext for slicing up enemies by the dozens.  

I honestly feel like the game does start to lose cohesion after level 9, but now all I do is replay those levels over and over.  If it had only come with them it would have been worth $50 anyway.  Don't give up!
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever Find a Game that You Were Just NO GOOD at? on: April 29, 2005, 12:52:06 AM
Quote from: "Autistic Angel"
Quote
A few days ago I would say Devil May Cry, I just cannot beat that damn spider boss in level three. But then a couple days ago... I did. After about THREE years of owning Devil May Cry (got it close to release), I FINALLY manage to pwn the spider.

There's hope for me yet...

(And NO, I REFUSE to submit to the easy mode.)


Same here.  Intellectually, I know it's weird that I'd rather pass on a game than play it on easy, but every time that message comes up about switching to "Easy Automatic Mode," I just can't bring myself to do it.  If I'm going to wimp out, I might as well go all the way and just have someone *describe* the game to me.

I'd honestly rather admit that Devil May Cry beat me fair and square.

-Autistic Angel


Easy Mode on DMC 1 IS like having someone describe the game to you.  Combos happen automatically (and at random, it seems), enemies die like there's a blackmail threat on them, and overall it's just not satisfying.  Stick it out if you can, though.  Because the first 10 or so levels of that game are just about my favorite gaming experience on the planet.   I'm happy to answer any questions on it.  Yes, it's hard.  But right past the Spider things get a little more reasonable.  Not easier, mind you.  It's just that you now have the skills to pay a few more bills.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Quirky Gaming Habits? on: April 26, 2005, 02:58:11 AM
Preach on, Stiffler.  With my schedule now, it's a guilty pleasure if I get to read a review of God of War.  To think I might one day play it is a fantasy for a completely different part of my brain.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NBA Help, Please on: April 15, 2005, 03:45:42 AM
Hi all,

I really liked the old Microsoft Inside Drive series.  The franchise mode was quite nice, what with the RPG aspect to player development and the ability to trade 1st and 2nd round draft picks.  I know they've cancelled the series, but do any of the remaining NBA titles offer similar things?  I'm looking for some new hoops.  

Thanks!
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