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1601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Contests on: May 27, 2004, 01:53:49 AM
Do you reply to everyone who enters the current contest?  I'd hate to enter only to find out my email was never received and I was never in the running.  Does it matter if I send the email through hotmail and my normal home email address (only reason I'm asking is that someone complained they didn't receive my roadrunner email I sent a few days ago).  Maybe you could setup an automated response on the contest email alias saying "entry received, thank you" or something like that.
1602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What do you do when... on: May 27, 2004, 01:50:09 AM
I have a large stack of green XBox OEM cases if anyone is interested.  I would ship them at cost plus a couple dollars or maybe trade for an old game, something like that.  I have at least 20...some with the sports holograms on them if that matters.  These were all pulls from purchased games not aftermarket.  Just email me.
1603  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / My list of stuff..UPDATED and with prices!! on: May 26, 2004, 10:49:06 PM
YGM if you still have any available.

EDIT: Well you were going to have mail but it's not listed anywhere I can find and the PM feature is disabled.  So email me if you're still interested...I have a number of the PS1 RPG games you're looking for.
1604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just got my first issue of XBN and color me impressed on: May 26, 2004, 10:47:15 PM
I've been a subscriber for around a year and love it.  As for going downhill...it has been slowly.  The first few issues were beyond excellent with long text reviews, well written commentary and few ads.  It's still heads above the rest of them though.
1605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where will/did you pre-order Halo2? on: May 26, 2004, 10:36:09 PM
I would only pre-order the Collector's edition...and I haven't yet.  I'm waiting until it gets closer and a release date is much firmer.
1606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best pictures of the PSP and Nintendo DS on: May 13, 2004, 05:09:02 PM
I really enjoyed the original concept pictures of the PSP when it had a clamshell design or even a cover that flipped over.  I do plan on getting one but if I buy one at launch it will be to sell on ebay for massive profit  :twisted:
1607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The State of Breasts in Gaming on: May 13, 2004, 05:06:19 PM
I can say I've never bought a game just because of breasts...now adult humor is different (Leisure Suit Larry comes to mind).  I avoided the DOA Volleyball, etc, etc when they came out and it's really not a selling point to me.  I also hate the advertising...I want smart articles and in-depth reviews not another screenshot of a breast.  Of course I'm not 12 anymore smile
1608  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Toys R Us Ad for 5/16/04 on: May 13, 2004, 01:50:44 PM
ps2

eyetoy groove $49.99
hitman contracts $49.99
shrek 2 $49.99
legacy of kain defiance $19.99
conflict desert storm 2 $14.99
haunted mansion $19.99
backyard baseball $29.99
syphon filter $49.99
fight night 04 $49.99
mvp baseball 04 $49.99
onimusha 3 $49.99
spiderman 2 $49.99
spiderman controller for $5 when you reserve spiderman 2
nba ballers $39.99 with free arcade treasures

buy 1, get 1 free on all ps1 and ps2 value rack games, such as crazy taxi, mojo, music maker, and tokyo extreme racer zero

xbox

halo system bundle $169.99
mx unleashed $39.99
fight night 04 $49.99
splinter cell pt $49.99
project gotham 2 $29.99
music mixer $19.99
yu gi oh game $39.99

gc

gamecube system value pack $129.97
includes system, controller, beyblade vforce and dragonball z budokai

gba

gbasp system value pack $119.97
includes starter kit and your choice of mega man white or mega man blue

Thanks to CAG, TrustCompany1033, couple others and some editing. More to be added if I find them.
1609  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Circuit City ad for 5/16/04 on: May 13, 2004, 01:49:24 PM
ps2

red dead revolver $29.99
shrek 2 with free shrek (ps1) $49.99
nba ballers $39.99
getaway (gh) $19.99
socom (gh) $19.99
tomb raider aod (gh) $14.99
nba street vol 2 (gh) $14.99
starter kit for ps2 (controller, dvd remote, and two 7' extension cables) $9.99

xbox

rallisport challenge 2 $49.99 with free $10 gc
rainbow six 3 free with purchase of xbox live starter kit $39.99

gc

custom robo $39.99 with free $10 gc

gba

gbasp system $89.99 *PLATINUM ONLY*

Thanks to CAG, TrustCompany1033, couple others and some editing.  More to be added if I find them.
1610  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Target Ad for 5/16/04 on: May 13, 2004, 01:48:25 PM
ps2

nba ballers $28.88
mx unleashed $28.88
scooby-doo mystery mayhem $28.88
moh rising sun $28.88

Thanks to CAG, TrustCompany1033, couple others and some editing.  More to be added if I find them.
1611  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Best Buy Ad for 5/16/04 on: May 13, 2004, 01:47:32 PM
Gamecube

finding nemo $19.99
nba street vol 2 $19.99
custom robo $39.99
harvest moon awl $39.99
mario kart dd $49.99
pokemon col $49.99
super smash bros $29.99
afterglow controller $14.99
memory card 251 $19.99
gamecube system $99.99
free $20 gift card with purchase of gamecube system and any gamecube game $29.99 and up


xbox

rainbow six 3 $29.99
mafia $29.99
splinter cell pt $49.99
fight night 04 $49.99
ghost recon $17.99
moh frontline $17.99
spiderman $17.99
xbox live 3 month starter kit $39.99
save $20 instantly when you buy an xbox game priced $29.99 and up and the xbox live starter kit
xbox system with free midtown madness 3 $149.99

shrek on xbox, ps2, and gc $49.99 with free cd-rom full of shrek 2 trailers, screensavers, wallpaper, screenshots, and "much more"

Thanks to CAG, TrustCompany1033, couple others and some editing.
1612  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / EA to add Xbox live connectivity to 15 games on: May 11, 2004, 11:55:14 AM
Here is the link on xbox.com: http://www.xbox.com/en-us/e32004/ea/default.htm?level1=enushome&level2=heroblurb&level3=eaxboxlive

Some of them include:

    * Madden NFL 2005
    * Fifa Football 2005
    * NBA Live 2005
    * Battlefield: Modern Combat
    * TimeSplitters 3
    * Burnout 3

As mentioned in the general console thread...pigs are flying and hell has frozen over.
1613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is Morrowind worth buying an Xbox for? on: May 11, 2004, 11:52:40 AM
I would not get one just for Morrowind but it is a decent choice at the price it's at now.  And a lot of the older games have reduced prices as well.  Now Fable just might be worth getting an Xbox if it's half as good as they keep saying.
1614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ea = 15 games on Live this year. on: May 11, 2004, 11:50:35 AM
Damn it sure is cold around here...almost like hell froze over.
1615  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Forum Titles on: May 07, 2004, 02:56:15 PM
There has to be something between 100-3000.  And why should the custom tag be set at 3000 anyway...this isn't GG with a broad selection of PC hardware, PC software, console and EBG to spread posts out.  I have a feeling it would take a lot longer to hit 3000 here than over there.

I also like fanatic...maybe also deity, servant (instead of newbie or maybe just for the mods smile) or console geek.
1616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Does Rob Smith's New Role as EIC Ruin XBOX Magazine ? on: May 07, 2004, 02:52:26 PM
That is the main reason I read XBN (Xbox Nation) though they have gone a little downhill lately too.  They used to have long intelligent multipage reviews, excellent interviews and the mag used to have more words than pictures.  I only read OXM now because I got the free sub to it and for the pretty screenshots...not a lot of content in it anymore.
1617  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Meijer - 25% off all videogame accessories on: May 07, 2004, 12:37:23 PM
Ripped from CAG:

NO, the PS2 hard drive is not part of the deal.

Accessories only, no hardware or software. Runs today(Thursday) through Saturday.

PS2 controllers are 18.74
Logitech headsets are 22.49
Wavebird for $22.49
1618  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / $10 off $75+ at buy.com on: May 07, 2004, 12:33:13 PM
http://www.buy.com/basket/additem.asp?sku=88165152&loc=283

Direct link to add the coupon to your cart.  Should be non referral and was tested this morning.  Not bad to save a little on a system purchase like a GBA or a handful of newer games.  This is good for all customers...new and returning.


Direct link to add $10 off $150 for new customers only here: http://www.buy.com/basket/additem.asp?sku=85634947&loc=283.  Not sure why you would use this one unless they expire the above one early.

Link for $5 off $50 in the media/games stores: http://www.buy.com/basket/additem.asp?sku=83125283&loc=283
1619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / what will sell the Xbox2? on: May 07, 2004, 03:03:41 AM
I have a feeling that built in wireless will be standard on all of the next gen consoles...since MS already has a wireless b/g adapter out it wouldn't be that hard to add it to the XBox 2.  I would love to have the ability to share files with my computers on my network too...and I think it's a good chance as well with Microsoft pushing their multimedia center so hard.  I can even see the XBox 2 running a version of XP media center like the Dreamcast had with Windows CE.
1620  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / EricB for president! on: May 07, 2004, 02:58:44 AM
I'll try to keep them coming.  I used to run a deal based website a couple years ago (about the time the big ones started and anandtech was really taking off) so I still have tons of links to everywhere under the sun for deals.  I'm also in charge of finding the best prices at my company so I'm looking anyway  Cool
1621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / About Console Gold? on: May 06, 2004, 08:42:39 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
Just wanted to put in that you guys are doing an awesome job fixing things and figuring out what's best to do for everybody.

The quick responses so far have been pretty impressive.

Good stuff guys. Seriously.


I would like to second this as well.  I guess I'm so used to anything taking weeks to fix or do at the GG forums that the multiple daily changes here still surprise me.
1622  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Forum Titles on: May 06, 2004, 08:39:09 PM
Not if I get there first  :lol:

I can't think of many titles now...hmmmm how about:

Old School Master
Console Gold Regular
uh...console gold veteran, console gold all star

Ok, I'm out of ideas right now...been a very long day so far.
1623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Devil May Cry 3!!! on: May 06, 2004, 08:35:15 PM
As the current lead post padder I would like to throw in my $.02 as well.  I actually lucked out and managed to return the suck that was the Matrix.  BTW, Target has the PC version on clearance for like $10 if anyone wants to find out how bad it truly was.  I have to agree that if DMC2 didn't have the name it would have been a low C adventure that faded into nothingness long ago...but it disappointed so many people.  

So flock off DMC2 and Matrix  :twisted:
1624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Devil May Cry 3!!! on: May 06, 2004, 04:16:19 PM
Yep, PSM had the article...around 5 pages with the screenshots.  Some highlights from the articles:

Some levels have multiple bosses, some have none
Your character will be customized to a point by how you upgrade...sword master, gunslinger, etc
You will have the ability to assume demon form at some point
Newer engine, better AI, more story driven, more backstory
Possible love interest/playable female character

After reading this I actually have some interest in it again.  I'm still going to wait for a bunch of reviews but I can eventually convince myself this is the true sequel and that DMC2 never happened.
1625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Backing up Xbox Data on: May 06, 2004, 04:11:17 PM
Yes, USB keys are cheap.  I actually bought a Dell 128MB USB key for under $40...very handy and it stays on my keychain all of the time.

The Lik-Sang site has the Mega X-Key for $35 US.  You can read a review of it here: http://modtown.co.uk/mt/review2.php?id=megaxkey.
1626  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / 10% off Xbox and PC games at gamestop.com on: May 06, 2004, 01:17:28 PM
Use code 10XBXPC for 10% off XBox and PC games at gamestop.com.  Does not apply to B&M stores.
1627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sega's Explosive News on: May 06, 2004, 01:09:38 PM
Any PSP handheld info would be great.  Besides my PSP site is a little bare right now and I need some good information to post up :lol:

Also any info on:

OEM wireless controllers from Sony or Microsoft
The Phantom console (biggrin)
Any RPG info on any console or handheld
Gran Turismo 4
1628  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Forum Thoughts Sought on: May 06, 2004, 01:05:14 PM
Yeah, I do like everything combined.  It makes the general console gaming area look much more populated and should get it some more attention.

Also, any way to have the goto page links at the top as well as the bottom?
1629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GC - Animal Crossing 2 on: May 06, 2004, 01:03:04 PM
That is really too bad...I was looking for an excuse to hook the GC back up again.  I don't think I'll be getting all three consoles next generation (plus the PSP) and Nintendo is at the bottom of the list so I may never get to play it.
1630  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Free 1 year sub to EGM and CGW -digital versions- on: May 06, 2004, 12:59:30 PM
Yes they are digital versions but they are supposed to include all of the normal print edition plus enhanced content.

Use this: http://www.magscentral.com/egmdig/egm1e31.htm to get the one year digital sub to Electronic Gaming Monthly.

Use this: http://www.magscentral.com/cgwdig/cgw1k41.htm to get the one year digital sub to Computer Gaming World.

Haven't seen any good print magazine free deals since the free XBN sub ran out a few days ago.[/url]
1631  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / 25% off preowned games at EBgames.com plus some other codes on: May 06, 2004, 12:53:05 PM
Use the code AFF25 to get 25% off all preowned games at EBGames.com.

Code HB20 for 20% off strategy guides.

Code DD55 for 10% off for GBA\GC items *I believe new, not preowned*
1632  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Best Buy Ad for 5/9/04 on: May 06, 2004, 12:23:29 PM
PS2
memory card $19.99
nba ballers $39.99
champions of norrath $29.99
final fantasy x-2 $29.99
transformers $49.99
samurai warriors $49.99
fight night 04 $49.99
hitman contracts $49.99
syphon filter os $49.99
van helsing with free $10 gc $49.99

Xbox
manhunt with free $10 gc $49.99
gta double pack with free $10 gc $49.99
red dead revolver with free $10 gc $49.99
rallisport 2 $49.99
ghost recon island thunder $19.99
xbox system with free fuzion frenzy game $149.99

PC
Rise of Nations $24.99
Manhunt $29.99
Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR AGP Graphics Card $199.99 after MIR
Lineage II $49.99
City of Heroes $49.99
Save $20 on City of Heroes or Lineage II when you buy the Radeon 9800 graphics card

DVDS
scary movie 2 $14.99
scary movie 3 and scary movie 1 or 2 $25
independence day w/ free movie pass to see Day After Tomorrow $14.99
the godfather $14.99
van helsing animated version $9.99
invader zim $15.99
x files season 1 $69.99
in america $19.99
jetsons season 1 $52.99
jonny quest season 1 $52.99
the waltons $38.99
the fog of war $19.99
peter pan $19.99
friends season finale $14.99
pancho villa $14.99
street ball season 2 $14.99
shrek and shrek 3-d two pack $16.99

2 for $15 DVDs
war games, ferris bueller's day off, porky's, coming to america, beverly hills cop, say anything, better off dead, major league, wall street, less than zero, spaceballs, uncle buck, purple rain, risky business, the outsiders, lethal weapon, nightmare on elmstreet, poltergeist

Thanks to CAG, trustcompany1013 and a few other places.
1633  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / $5 off $5+ at Radio Shack on: May 06, 2004, 12:19:40 PM
There is a coupon link on the front page of radioshack.com.  Just click and select the print button.  Here is a partial list of console related items that might be a good deal:

26-672 Gamecube Breakaway Controller cable -$5.99
26-671 PS2 Breakaway Controller cable -$5.99
26-689 PS2 Game Stand -$4.99
26-673 XBOX Breakaway Controller cable -$5.99
26-656 PSX 16MB memory card - $9.99
1634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KoTOR 2 to be announced today on: May 05, 2004, 08:46:20 PM
I would almost rather not know about it...because now I know I have to wait 9 more months before I'll be playing it (hopefully only 9).  And what's up with coming out in Feb...doesn't anyone shoot for the holiday season anymore?  Especially with the new XBox (and the rumors it's not backwards compatible) also coming out in 2005.
1635  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Forum Thoughts Sought on: May 05, 2004, 08:44:06 PM
2 hours?  Must be my firefox storing my name/password then because I haven't had to log in for the past couple days now.

I like the way the topics are setup now but I wonder if it's overkill...and it is a pain to go through multiple topics for multi-platform games.  I almost wonder if it wouldn't be easier to have them broken into classic system, current system, handheld system and upcoming systems instead of having them broken down into Sony, Microsoft, etc.

It would also be nice if the FAQ was updated with some board specific information instead of the generic phpBB sections.  Things like is it ok to post prices or how many posts gets you upgraded past newbie, future tags, etc.
1636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GC - Animal Crossing 2 on: May 05, 2004, 08:36:49 PM
Does anyone know if/when Animal Crossing 2 for the gamecube is coming out?  Any other games out there like this besides the Harvest Moon series?
1637  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Xbox games for trade or sell on: May 05, 2004, 08:35:28 PM
How much for shipping or does the price include shipping?  Any interest in trading or are you looking only for cash?
1638  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / ELOG sticky? on: May 05, 2004, 08:33:40 PM
Sounds fine to me.  I don't think we need another ELOG if something else is on the way soon...there aren't that many people here yet.
1639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just played Thief: Deadly Shadows on: May 05, 2004, 12:36:53 PM
Sounds good but I think I'm going to have to go with the PC version on this one...if nothing else then just for the much higher resolution (since I don't have HDTV).

How is the lockpicking working though...mouse only or mouse/keyboard combo?

Also, any ideas yet on the AI of the guards and other NPCs?
1640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Devil May Cry 3!!! on: May 05, 2004, 12:31:31 PM
I'm a little worried about it...love the first one and disliked the second.  If they can go back to the roots (and difficulty) of the first while adding new features and graphical upgrades then I'm in.  There is a big write up on it this month in PSM too (or was it the official PS magazine?).
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