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2521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: January 29, 2009, 05:02:28 PM

Quote from: Simon on January 29, 2009, 04:53:17 PM

I think Pong's might be The Wackness.

I am 90% sure you are right but I don't have one to post so I am glad you will have to find one.
2522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Swayze stops treatments on: January 29, 2009, 02:37:30 PM
He seems like a good person.  It is sad he got cancer.

2523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Holidays - I have a present for you... on: January 29, 2009, 02:34:26 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 29, 2009, 02:32:48 PM

Sadly, in recent news it's been announced that February 13th will be delayed indefinitely.  "Soon," is all we know at this point.

Cool!  Now I don't have to get a Valentine's Day present!
2524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 29, 2009, 02:31:17 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on January 29, 2009, 02:19:03 PM

I'm really thinking about doing this, but I loathe installing stuff...after 30 years of working on pc's I've had enough.

The Windows 7 Beta will stop working on August 1, 2009. To continue using your PC, please be prepared to reinstall a prior version of Windows or a subsequent release of Windows 7 before the expiration date. We recommend doing a custom (clean) installation.

So I would do it once, but not if I have to go back to Vista in August. What's the likelihood of there being a "subsequent release of Windows 7 before the expiration date"? Anyone have any ideas? I will buy W7 when it's released.

I would guess there is a 60-70% chance of a subsequent release.  There are a lot of people using Win7 beta so there will be more pressure than normal on MS to let people keep using it. 

I went ahead and did replaced my Vista install with Win7 and I love it.  Reinstalling the OS every six months doesn't bother me that much anyway.  I have finally given in to the MS way and store all my files in "My Documents" so I just need to move that folder over to a second HD, reinstall and move files back.  Sure I have to reinstall programs but that is pretty painless as long as I have my files.

2525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: January 27, 2009, 06:33:29 PM
It also sends a message really.  It tells people that the PS3 version isn't as important/good/profitable.  Maybe it was MS money (although that wouldn't explain the PC update) maybe not but the message is pretty strong - if you don't have to, don't play it on the PS3. 

2526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox 360 Conundrum... on: January 26, 2009, 10:21:45 PM
Keep it.  Your unit will probably run for years.  MS also has been fixing the RRoD for free so what is the real risk, except being without the console for a few weeks?
2527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is it about KOTOR that I'm missing? on: January 23, 2009, 09:19:11 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on January 23, 2009, 07:00:28 PM

In the "Favorite Games" thread, I see Knights Of The Old Republic an awful lot.  I'll be honest, I couldn't get into it at all.  I played for about four hours, expecting something to click, and nothing ever did.  What am I missing?

Some games just don't click for some people.  I thought the game was great fun to play.  I found the combat great fun, the story compelling, the graphics good, and the voice acting great. 

I don't think there is anything you are missing, it just doesn't click for you. 

2528  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is this the final nail in the coffin for the 4th Ammendment? on: January 22, 2009, 07:11:24 PM
I don't have a huge problem with this.  Keep in mind all this says is that evidence is admissible in court, no one is saying people will be found guilty.

2529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: [Steam] - Dawn of War Soulstorm $7.50 on: January 22, 2009, 07:08:48 PM
I don't think Steam runs on any consoles so off to PC land!

This topic has been moved to PC Gaming.

2530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: January 21, 2009, 07:34:53 PM
Today he picks at Far Cry 2.  Not as funny as some reviews nor as mean so I think he must have liked the game. 

2531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MOVED: Mr. Pres First day in the office. on: January 21, 2009, 06:23:02 PM
This topic has been moved to Political / Religious Nonsense.
2532  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama Inauguration, please explain something to me. on: January 20, 2009, 06:15:10 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on January 20, 2009, 04:16:57 PM

And I will enjoy my day today, which will include not one minute of watching the inauguration.

Good for you!  I am sure you can proudly tell your kids and grandkids how you ignored everything about the day.  Perhaps you can describe some paperwork you did, or the dump you took on your afternoon break. 

Like him or not, like it or not, this is historic for the US.  No matter what he does as president he is the first African American president and that is something which will be remembered - except by you of course but be I am happy your are proud of your disregard for history.

2533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [psp] yggdra union (just the facts) on: January 19, 2009, 02:23:55 PM
To each their own. 

I hated the GBA game.  It was complicated just for the sake of being complicated.  Many people like that challenge but I am not one of those.  I found the complexity of the game not so much overwhelming as unimportant.  It very much felt tacked on to make the game more complicated. 

I was also one of those people who hated all the leveling up inside items with the crazy geo thingies in Disgea too though.

2534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Khan is Dead on: January 15, 2009, 03:17:50 AM

Quote from: Jeff on January 15, 2009, 02:29:49 AM

"de plane boss, de plane!"

"yes Tattoo, we have visitors"

I loved that show as a kid and watched it religiously.

I remember it was on after Love Boat!
2535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider Anniversary downloads for 360 on: January 15, 2009, 03:16:06 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 14, 2009, 09:19:21 PM

Legend is probably the closest to Uncharted and PoP. 

I'm assuming that you are referring to the latest PoP?  Did you play the three PoP games from last generation?  All are worth playing if you like this kind of gameplay (though SoT is the only one that is backwards compatible for the 360). 

I played them a bit but I tend to suck at these types of games and got frustrated easily. 

2536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider Anniversary downloads for 360 on: January 14, 2009, 09:11:23 PM
I will see what I like.  I don't always like these types of games but I loved Uncharted and am loving Prince of Persia so I hope one of these three will satisfy my itch for more of that type of gameplay.  I just need to finish Prince of Persia!
2537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who Would Save Earth? on: January 14, 2009, 08:33:56 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on January 12, 2009, 04:21:56 PM



Since we can't take a whole team by the rules of the OP I can't pick people like Jordan, Pele, or OJ.  They were certainly great but they also had teams which worked with them and while they may have been the stars they still need a team.

Tiger Woods however is independent.  What he does he does completely on his own.  And while it may not be physically as demanding as pro football or soccer, golf is freaking hard to be consistent at.  90% of us could win one hole but to consistently do it is totally different.
2538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider Anniversary downloads for 360 on: January 14, 2009, 08:26:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 14, 2009, 08:08:56 PM

1.  Legends
2.  Anniversary
3.  Underworld

1&2 can be swapped (and Anniversary comes first chronologically) but I think that order works best in terms of developing gameplay. 


2539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider Anniversary downloads for 360 on: January 14, 2009, 08:01:40 PM
So as someone who hasn't played any of the three - what order should I put them in my Gamefly queue? 

2540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XIII Site Launched on: January 12, 2009, 02:49:17 PM
So does the site have anything except pretty pictures?  You know like the games story or anything? 

2541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 08:49:47 PM
Well it appears the web site is dead!  LOL didn't they expect a bit of traffic?

2542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need 360 game rental suggestions. on: January 09, 2009, 02:53:24 PM
Do you use Live?  If so Left4Dead, GoW2, or CoD4/5 are all pretty popular.  If you want single player I would get Prince of Persia because it is beautiful! 

2543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 08, 2009, 07:37:09 PM

2544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 to be revealed in March on: January 08, 2009, 04:40:17 PM

Quote from: kathode on January 08, 2009, 04:25:11 PM

Sounds like the worst idea for a big game reveal of all time smile  Looking forward to hearing about it though!

But you swoon at GOW3 so I am not sure I can trust your opinion anymore.  smile
2545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games with awesome dialogue? on: January 08, 2009, 02:25:42 PM
The Curse of Monkey Island! , Grim Fandango, The Tex Murphy games, and of course Planescape Torment  They are all PC games though and adventure games really (PS:T was technically and RPG but it shares a lot of discovery, inventory management, etc with adventure games.)

2546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Crazy/Stupid] Thinking of selling my PS3 on: January 07, 2009, 10:19:50 PM
I did not mean to imply that no good titles were coming out in 2009 (and beyond! The PS3 is a 10 year life cycle console after all.)  I simply don't find any of the exclusives to interest me.

2547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Crazy/Stupid] Thinking of selling my PS3 on: January 07, 2009, 09:48:44 PM

Quote from: kronovan on January 07, 2009, 09:30:40 PM

If it's the 60 GB original model, I'd think twice about selling it as you'll never be able to get 100% PS2 BC again. On the other hand because of that,  such models might still fetch a good price despite the poor economic climate.

I would love to have that model but mine is the 40GB.  I would love to have BC because there are still a lot of PS2 games I want to play.  Instead I have to keep my PS2 around forever.

2548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Just terrible, terrible web design on: January 07, 2009, 09:46:19 PM
I was out getting a widget for PHP so I could quickly get the descriptions of certain variables and I found one of the worst download procedures on a web site I have found.

Go here for an example

What you have to do is click on

"Get It"
"Download [Widget name]"
That opens up another window where you have to click on the file to download.

So three freaking clicks to actually download a widget!  What do they get paid by the click?  Yahoo deserves to lose money and go under if that is the type of web page the build.

2549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Crazy/Stupid] Thinking of selling my PS3 on: January 07, 2009, 09:16:30 PM
I have been tossing around the idea of selling my PS3.  I always pick the 360 version of multi-platform games and there simply are not any exclusives I am really interested in for the next year or so.  The PS3 is a music player 99% of the time but I actually prefer the 360 interface.  I only use the PS3 because it has a large hard drive.  The 360 has Netflix streaming and it's handling of Tversity streaming is actually better than the PS3.

But I know that selling a console during lean times is usually dumb.  Almost always there is something at some point in time which will make me regret selling.  I have bought both the PS2 and the Cube twice so after I sold them.  So it just feels like a dumb idea but it is really hard to keep a machine around I really don't use (except for music) just hoping someday it will get played.

I doubt I do it, I just wanted to vent what I was thinking....feel free to pick it apart.
2550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions on: January 07, 2009, 08:19:01 PM
Sadly ME tries to make it hard to play that way because of the stupid elevator!  I stopped talking to certain crew members because it was just annoying to reach them! 

Oh my second play through I will try harder but the really biffed some technical aspects which make it harder to enjoy the game.
2551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions on: January 06, 2009, 09:18:08 PM

Quote from: somoflange on January 06, 2009, 08:27:02 PM

I'm pretty late to the party with Mass Effect, but I have to admit I'm not seeing where the love comes from.

I love the fact that you have to make life or death choices with real consequences, the RPG aspect is nearly flawless.

I think that many can look past the visual issues and love the RPG aspects.
2552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just got laid. Off that is. on: January 05, 2009, 05:54:30 PM
Very sorry to hear that.  I hope something great will come along ASAP. 

Until then start working out so that if you have to sell your body you can get more for it.   icon_wink
2553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [multi] prince of persia impressions on: January 05, 2009, 05:53:06 PM
For $40 I had to go pick it up.  Gamefly decided to send me Chrono Trigger - despite being 6th on my list with both the PS3 version and the 360 version of PoP higher so I caved and picked it up.

2554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: *SHOCKER* Gamestop pisses me off again on: January 05, 2009, 05:49:31 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 05, 2009, 05:46:43 PM

But as customers, we should all have the right to have our answer, in this case a resounding "NO", be the final answer and have that decision be respected, without smarting off at me, or lecturing me about how to spend my own money.

Of course you should but experience has taught them that asking a couple times will often get a different answer.  Believe me, if no one changed their mind after the first "No" then no salesman would ask again, but people do often change their mind.

2555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: January 04, 2009, 12:43:38 PM

Quote from: The Grue on January 03, 2009, 02:52:25 AM

Quote from: Mithridates on January 02, 2009, 11:33:43 PM

He also didn't say anything about adults not playing. I don't know how you can infer that he saying adults don't play handhelds.  Of course they do.  I think its pretty clear he was saying that more kids play than adults.  And I think that is true.

Here is what he said:

kids are who plays handhelds.

I don't think I am inferring anything into that statement.  The statement says kids are who play handhelds.

Yes I did.  You wonderfully ignored all the words before those and simply repeated those a lot!  It is a poor way communicate but it is effective.  No one can argue that I typed those 5 words in that order. 

Unfortunately by ignoring what I wrote before just shows poor reading comprehension.  Context of words is important!  Otherwise someone could just point out you said "I don't think".  Yes you said those words but without looking at the rest of the sentence your words are twisted. smile

2556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions on: January 02, 2009, 04:35:53 PM
I just started this again after not finishing it the first time.  I picked a different gender this time and it is really distracting how the facial animations are exactly the same - the same head tilt, the same arm gesture, the same lip movement, etc.  It really shows how all that could be slapped on any character.

I am enjoying it a lot more this time though.  Perhaps I am just more ready for the story after Fallout 3's sparse landscape.  I like having a team, interactions, etc.  I still wish I could bring up VATS but I certainly like the rich world.

Quote from: PeteRock on January 02, 2009, 04:27:25 PM

I absolutely loved the dialogue interface.  It felt seamless and very cinematic, and the character facial animations were absolutely stunning.  And there is something to be said about a game that causes you to actually care about the characters. 
2557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / RE5 comparison shots between 360 and PS3 on: December 31, 2008, 03:19:58 PM
Lots of shots comparing the graphics.  I have a hard time telling them apart.  In some I think one looks better in others the other does.  So as long as they both play at the same speed I don't really care which I end up playing.

2558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: December 31, 2008, 02:09:31 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 31, 2008, 11:02:59 AM

The major strength of the DS is that it has a lot of smaller games as well as a few large ones.  The PSP, on the other hand, doesn't have that massive amount of smaller games because the UMD production and then trying to get shelf space for them is a pain

I think the major strength of the DS is a kid focus.  The PSP doesn't have nearly the number of kid titles and really kids are who plays handhelds. 
2559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 08:05:50 PM
This topic has been moved to Off-Topic.
2560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 08:05:38 PM
Good thread but more of an Off-Topic topic.

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