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4001  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KoTOR2-stuck on mission(Telos) on: February 13, 2005, 08:12:10 PM
Can you send the rest of the team back to the ship/apartment? Not solo mode, reconfigure your team so you don't take anyone with you.
4002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this funny? on: February 11, 2005, 02:03:04 PM
Quote from: "EngineNo9"
not funny to me.

leaning toward the "not funny" on this one as well
4003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pull Up Your Pants - Its the LAW! on: February 10, 2005, 04:44:54 PM
Quote from: "Sepiche"
What if the law were a ban on PA t-shirts?


Well, at least the juicer shirt...
4004  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pull Up Your Pants - Its the LAW! on: February 10, 2005, 01:51:19 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"

True that!  I think the ACLU will be all over this like white on rice, but I'm happy with it for now. Nobody wants to see your drawers...

Before you decide you are happy with it, think about the money the government is spending in drawing up, discussing and voting on a law that would actually institute the fashion police. Never mind the subjective words "lewd" and "indecent".

I don't care what your ass is covered with, a long as it is covered.
4005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Taser question on: February 10, 2005, 02:45:09 AM
Tasers fire two wires with probes, your chest completes the circuit, no need for ground.
4006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lightsaber in Kotor 2 on: February 09, 2005, 06:50:33 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
I just don't get how the same game on the same system can have such a varied response.

Stardrifter has had no issues. I had 5 maybe and some are getting crushed.

Makes no sense to me...

Same here. I had no lockups at all, nothing more than a momentary slowdown and no game bugs really at all... except the little thing where they let me finish the freakin game without ever getting a prestige class.
4007  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The End of Amazing Race 6 - and the winner is.... on: February 09, 2005, 03:14:10 PM
What this season has taught me about the amazing race is that intelligence, street smarts and travel savvy don't count for a damn thing.
4008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix delays shipping of high volume customers on: February 09, 2005, 01:50:52 AM
Quote from: "lokiju"
I am appalled! So we who rent too often get punished on purpose? That is not unlimited renting, that is purposely delayed renting.

Basically those who turn around the most movies are the least valuable customers. If I didn't get stuck waiting for my wife to have time to watch some movies I could probably make netflix lose money on postage alone. There really isn't much motivation to make those customers a priority.
4009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Urbz: Sims in the City - impressions on: February 08, 2005, 03:21:55 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Now who is going to be the first to give impressions on that one?  And none of that "I'm just playing it for the excellent game mechanics" bull because we know you're playing it for the graphics.

When it shows up used at a gamestop buy 2 get 1 free sale I'll consider it... very rare is the $50 game for me these days The Urbz was the free in the buy 2 get 1 deal slywink
4010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gran Turismo 4 Review on: February 08, 2005, 01:22:18 AM
Quote from: "Big Jake"
I must be a masochist.  I'm honestly thinking about picking this up the week it comes out, despite the fact I *KNOW* I will be unable to advance beyond the first fifth of the game.  (I rationalize it by saying, 'but that's a lot of game even so.')

It could be worse... it could be R: Racing Evolution or way worse... Auto Modellista (at least R has animated boobies)... *continues working through my backlog* Man did I make some bad picks.
4011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gran Turismo 4 Review on: February 08, 2005, 12:02:12 AM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
Quote from: "Eduardo X"
Apparently, I don't like driving games because GT3 bored me to tears. I did pick it up in November, so maybe that's why I got so bored.

See.. I like a lot of driving/racing games. I even had a lot of fun with PGR2, but I hate the Gran Turismo series. The Forza demo also absolutely bored me to tears.

because forza and gran turismo are not driving games, they are simulations.... I much prefer good quality arcade racing like burnout, nfs:ug, PGR2
4012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Urbz: Sims in the City - impressions on: February 08, 2005, 12:00:57 AM
Played on xbox (720p support). It has 2 player, but I couldn't get my wife to try it so iI could see how it plays in 2P.
4013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gran Turismo 4 Review on: February 07, 2005, 06:57:24 PM
There are now 700 cars, which are NOT all Skyline GT-R variants.
4014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Urbz: Sims in the City - impressions on: February 07, 2005, 04:55:25 PM
Like Sims 2, but with load times and a much bigger screen.

It's the same mindless fun as the Sims, but without the house building fun and with more arcade skill-type action.

I'm amused.

I guess I'm the only one willing to admit checking it out.  :oops:
4015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Elektra - $30 for the DVD?! on: February 07, 2005, 04:07:50 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I saw this on Friday (work outing). $30 is not enough to get me to watch it again.

Its that bad eh?  I was all over it until the reviews started pouring in...

It's not especially bad, it just isn't any good. The story is blah, the acting is blah, Jennifer's outfits are blah, the bad guys are blah. I'd say the story is the worst part of it.
4016  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Why Must They Lie About The Pope? on: February 07, 2005, 02:03:12 PM
Ask the North Koreans...
4017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What a shot! on: February 05, 2005, 07:58:35 PM
uhh.. wow... and nothin but net
4018  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Survey] What do you do for a living? on: February 04, 2005, 02:58:38 AM
Decision Systems Developer for a certain Fortune 200 financial services company that's curious what you carry in your billfold.

I write software that determines if you are financially irresponsible enough that we can make money off you on late fees and interest, yet conscientious enough to keep paying. It's a fine line, but fun knowing you keep the economy rolling and help people ruin their own lives every day.
4019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Survey] What is the most rediculous thing... on: February 02, 2005, 06:29:03 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I think the answer here is obvious.

It is?

Yes, to me it is.

Sorry, pet peeve.

Personally I've never stretched the boundaries to buy a game. Except that the fact I buy games at all when I have dozens I own that I've never played (working on that though).

Perhaps calling 11 different stores to find the last un-reserved copy of EQ in DFW on release day would qualify. The day before release I wasn't even remotely interested, I spent the next 3 years playing religiously.
4020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Survey] What is the most rediculous thing... on: February 02, 2005, 04:30:24 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
[Survey]What is the most rediculous thing...

I think the answer here is obvious.
4021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Not Buying Another XBOX Game on: February 02, 2005, 03:00:20 PM
You call that a backlog? (oh this is a list of games I own but have never even insterted into my system, if we want; to count games I didn't really get into but may yet one day, the list gets a lot longer slywink )

XBOX backlog:
Auto Modellista
Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance 2
Bloodrayne 2
Brotherhood of Steel
Colin McRae Rally 2004
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Ghost Recon
Ghost Recon: Island Thunder
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Hunter the Reckoning
Hunter the Reckoning: Redeemer
Indiana Jones and the Emperors
Jet Set Radio Future
Kingdom Under Fire
Kung Fu Chaos
Lord of the Rings: The Return
Lord of the Rings: The Two Tow
Metal Gear Solid 2
Midway Arcade Treasures
Ninja Gaiden
Oddworld: Munchs Odyssey
Otogi: Myth of Demons
Outlaw Golf 2
Outlaw Volleyball: Red Hot
R: Racing Evolution
Rallisport Challenge
Sega GT 2002
Sega GT Online
Sega Soccer Slam
Silent Hill 2
Urbz: Sims in the City
X-men Legends
4022  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Gamestop - Buy two used get a third free on: January 29, 2005, 04:12:14 AM
gamestop buy 2 used get 1 free sales are the reason I have 40-some odd console games I haven't gotten around to playing... biggrin
4023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What Im listening to right this moment on: January 29, 2005, 04:10:08 AM
for me it's the high pitched whine of the half dozen fans in my gaming machine layered over the newly meandering pitch of my tinnitis... what I wouldn't give to be listening to some metallica at the moment.
4024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why ConsoleGold is bad for my marriage... on: January 26, 2005, 05:06:06 PM
Quote from: "Raven VII"
I wanted to do something JUST like that. Can you give me the PHP script for it? I'm too lazy to re-learn PHP and write one. :p

If you're interested I've made it 10x more complicated, including user registration/authentication, web based data entry and updating. Now that all the tools are in place I'm going to be updating the interface to be useful for multiple users.
4025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Finished KoToR2 + questions I hope folks can answer on: January 26, 2005, 04:54:51 AM
I've had the light master bonus for quite some time. I gained pretty much all the light points that were out there to be gained. I guess I just missed the window to talk to Kreia. The manual said something about choosing your prestige class at a significant point in the game.. I guess I was waiting for something more significant than getting my light saber Tongue
4026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Finished KoToR2 + questions I hope folks can answer on: January 25, 2005, 05:57:06 AM
Quote from: "Eightball"
All NPCs if I remember right, were over level 15 or so.  I was definately a weaponmaster by then.

I was just reviewing old threads as I'm at the endgame and was wondering when I'd get to pick my prestige class... apparently I broke the game hehe. I'm a 26th level Jedi Guardian on the final planet - I never got the option to pick a prestige class. frown

4027  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Elektra - ouch.... on: January 21, 2005, 10:04:26 PM
Quote from: "El Guapo"
On the plus side, she's in the film too:

On the minus side she was not even remotely hot in the film. She's hot, Typhoid Mary is not... even when she is locking lips with Elektra.
4028  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So I type fast - leave me be! on: January 21, 2005, 07:07:00 PM
Quote from: "croman"
I just did a test at and these were my results.

48 wpm on that test and I type with 4 fingers (plus thumb on the space bar) and have to look at my fingers from time to time.

Imagine if I could actually learn how to type properly!
4029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What was the Last Game you were Addicted to? on: January 20, 2005, 06:42:21 PM
Quote from: "AttAdude"
Quote from: "coopasonic"
uhhh... blah blah blah

Never knew you where a chess head, id love a match one day when you have the time.  im gonna go check out that site now.

I love chess but I'm not terribly good. Win or lose, I usually learn something. The thing I like about the site I linked is that you don't have to worry about having enough time as the games generally take place over several days. Not the best place for the impatient, but if you subscribe you can play dozens of games at a time so you aren't always waiting for others to move. Non-subscribers are limited to 6 games at a time.

If you sign up send a challenge to coopasonic

You can reply on the post I made in the Off-topic forum a few weeks back to avoid taking this thread too far off topic.
4030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What was the Last Game you were Addicted to? on: January 20, 2005, 06:15:03 PM
uhhh... I've played maybe 2 hours of other games since the time I found this site. Combine it with Chessmaster 10 when I'm waiting for opponents to move and I have no need for other games.
4031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsports car list on: January 20, 2005, 06:13:20 PM
Quote from: "angrycoder"
"Microsoft Announces Unprecedented Fleet for Forza Motorsport
Forza Motorsport Peels Out of the Garage with More Than 230 Car"

'Unprecendented' crosses the line from bullshit marketing hyperbole to ouright lie. Numerous games over the past 5 years have shipped with a large stable of cars and the 230 number has even been exceeded by a little independant cult classic game on the PS1 called gran turismo 2.

Unprecedented... No prior game has had that exact list of 230 cars. It's unprecedented! See, not a lie. They didn't say most cars ever, you just read it that way, which would be their intent. slywink
4032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Amazing Race 1/18 on: January 19, 2005, 06:08:36 PM
Quote from: "toger"
Could someone please explain to me why Hellboy & Rebecca placed the yield on Kendra & Freddie? Doing that only helped Jonatha & Victoria in getting that second donkey - although in the end, they ended up coming in last anyway (Huzzah!) What was the point of that?  :?

Lack of free will.
4033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsports car list on: January 19, 2005, 02:14:06 AM
2005 Ford Mustang GT

Guess I'll pick it up and see. slywink
4034  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Elektra - ouch.... on: January 17, 2005, 02:31:35 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
Has anyone actually gone and seen the movie?

I've seen it... geenrally I am pretty easy to please with movies. As long as it is fun, I don't mind plotholes and shaky acting.  For instance, I enjoyed Blade 3 and Daredevil. I simply liked Daredevil being brought to life, despite my disappointment in their choice for actor (not an action star Ben, sorry).

I went in to Elektra without any real expectations other than what is in this thread, I didn't read any of the reviews (and still haven't). I found the movie to be hmmm... lukewarm. There wasn't enough action to keep it fun, there wasn't enough of Sidn.. err.. Jennifer's skin to keep me interested. The story wasn't enough to cover the shortcomings in other departments.

To sum it up, bleh.
4035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Supporting the economy, and why my gf rocks. on: January 12, 2005, 04:49:50 AM
Grats that's the baby brother to mine, had it for 9 months or so now and totally loving it.
4036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do I need a passport to travel to Canada from the US? on: January 12, 2005, 03:58:56 AM
Sorry I didn't even think to ask how you were getting there... never flown international.
4037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do I need a passport to travel to Canada from the US? on: January 12, 2005, 02:29:37 AM
I've been to Canada a dozen or so times, they've never asked for a passport. Only once did they even ask for ID. As long as you are an american citizen, you're good.
4038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dance Dance Revolution? on: January 11, 2005, 06:58:21 PM
Quote from: "Vesper"
I'm not sure how "good" of pads you got, but there's a pretty wide variety available if you ever want to upgrade.  All the way up to metal monstrosities that replicate the arcade machine.  The pads I have are Buy & Shop's DX pads, which have 3" foam padding inside.  Works quite well.


The Konami pad that came with the bundle seems very serviceable (very thin compared to a 3" pad!). I haven't had it fail me yet. The only problem I have is that I play on an area rug and the non-slip surface of the pad isn't really very grippy against the rug and the pad slowly rotates clockwise as I play. I have to adjust it between songs.. not that big a deal, but annoying. I'm trying to think of a way to keep it still without messing up the rug.
4039  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is a Flash iPod on the horizon? on: January 11, 2005, 02:22:42 PM
Quote from: "disarm"
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Then it appears you may prefer the iPod mini.

as the owner of a 20GB iPod, i still can't understand the appeal of the iPod Mini...unless you absolutely have to have a cute color.

36% smaller by volume, 16% cheaper by retail price and a lot of us simply don't have a need for 20GB of storage.

I have a 6 disc MP3/CD player in my car with only one disc in it because I don't really have more than 650-700MB of songs (12 albums, about 10 hours, in my case) I care to listen to regularly... why do I need capacity for 5,000 songs?

a 1GB Flash player would be about perfect for me...
4040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dance Dance Revolution? on: January 10, 2005, 11:58:43 PM
I know, I know my man card is in Jeopardy just by posting this... I'm wondering if anyone here has checked it out (it's more fun than you imagine... really!)

Back in the summer, my company's IT department had a "fun day" at Dave & Busters, free lunch, games, drinks, billiards, etc and someone asked me if I wanted to try DDR. I gave it a shot and found myself enjoying it... though not exactly great at it. I wanted to play more but found my miserable failures at anything beyond the lowest difficulty levels to be a bit embarrassing...

Much to my wife's dismay, I put a DDR game with pad on my christmas list. I didn't get it, but I did get a Best Buy gift card, so I bought myself DDR Ultramix 2 with dance pad for xbox and I spent a couple of hours with it this weekend. It's a lot of fun. The interface is pretty simple, the difficulty ranges from "yawn", to "holy crap how can a  single human ever possibly hit all those steps" and everything in between. A lot of techno/dance music duh, which isn't really my thing, but isn't too bad.

How could I like a game so much and only play it for two hours over an entire weekend? Holy crap is it a lot of exercise... that's a very good thing for me. slywink
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