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2521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want this RPG for the PSP on: April 25, 2008, 01:37:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 24, 2008, 10:51:45 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 24, 2008, 06:54:44 PM

I want this to make its way to the US.  It looks just like the old Wizardry games
 
I would post screenshots but I can't seem to be able to copy the links to the pictures.  Sorry. 


Looks exactly like Etrian Odyssey.

Yes but I am hoping for something better than EO.  EO would have been better if they got rid of the stupid mapping thing.  Everyone's map came out the same so you didn't "build the dungeon" you just uncovered the map same as tons of other RPGs. 

Also it was a pain the butt to go back to town which made the first part of the game a drag.
2522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I want this RPG for the PSP on: April 24, 2008, 06:54:44 PM
I want this to make its way to the US.  It looks just like the old Wizardry games
 
I would post screenshots but I can't seem to be able to copy the links to the pictures.  Sorry. 
2523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on: April 19, 2008, 05:55:20 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on April 19, 2008, 03:46:30 PM

Really??

I bought it when I got my PS3 at Christmas - played it for a few hours but didn't get sucked in enough to keep playing. I plan on going back and giving it another go but at the time -- it was just missing that "fun factor".

as I recall I was ...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Probably about 30 minutes after your 'friend' was killed and just making my way from big gunfight battle after big gunfight battle at different ruins

Was i just not far enough in?

There is far more gunplay than puzzle solving so if that wasn't enjoyable for you the rest of the game won't impress you too much.

2524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who Season 4 on: April 10, 2008, 01:49:55 AM
It is great to have a companion who doesn't want to jump the doctor.   I like her and I hope they let her be smart and not need to be rescued by him.

2525  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Stupid attempt at region locking - Dr. Who releated on: April 06, 2008, 01:52:33 PM
I was reading up about the new season of Dr. Who this morning, and was really excited to read that I could watch the who first episode at the BBC website!  However when I went there I was told that only IPs in the UK could watch.  Dumb asses.  The fist thing I did was head to a torrent search site - and whola!  I found it.  Now BBC gets less hits on their web page.  Great job. 

And even if I wasn't happy to torrent it I could easily use a proxy server in the UK to watch the episode. 

Do they not understand how the Internet works?  It is like there is a fundamental flaw in how they understand the web.

(oh and it is 38.6% done now!  I think it is actually faster this way than their web site.)
2526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and the Nyko remote on: March 26, 2008, 02:27:01 AM

Quote from: Calvin on March 24, 2008, 05:49:33 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 24, 2008, 01:59:19 AM

I have almost got my Harmony remote programed but I have noticed that when the dongle is plugged into the PS3 it likes to take spot 1 and when I turn on the controller it takes spot 2.  This confuses the crap out of Uncharted so I end up having to unplug the remote until the controller gets spot 1. 

Is there any way around this?  What kind of idiots require that a controller be in spot 1?  Annoying.




Did you actually have to get a new remote to get a dongle to do this or were you able to get a dongle for the Sony BR remote?

I got the Nyko Blue Wave remote.  I basically tossed the remote and am just using the dongle.  I think when I bought it it was only $14.00 though. 
2527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and the Nyko remote on: March 24, 2008, 11:22:10 PM

Quote from: Chaz on March 24, 2008, 02:23:03 AM

I think Sony gives priority to any devices plugged into the USB slots.  I thought that if you pressed the PS button on the controller, you'd be given the option to reassign controller slots, or maybe that's just between wireless controllers.

That is just stupid.  So when people talk about plugging in a USB drive with music or movies on it they run into this problem as well?  What nit witt thought that was the best priority order?

2528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 and the Nyko remote on: March 24, 2008, 01:59:19 AM
I have almost got my Harmony remote programed but I have noticed that when the dongle is plugged into the PS3 it likes to take spot 1 and when I turn on the controller it takes spot 2.  This confuses the crap out of Uncharted so I end up having to unplug the remote until the controller gets spot 1. 

Is there any way around this?  What kind of idiots require that a controller be in spot 1?  Annoying.

2529  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial PS3 Network Name REQUEST THREAD on: March 16, 2008, 10:25:03 PM
Got mine all setup finally...well except the nyko remote which will require tweaking.

Farley2k
2530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Come fold with us - team GamingTrend - 60205 (PS3 & PC) on: March 16, 2008, 05:38:06 PM
I just joined up!  Now I need to set my options up so it doesn't run all the time.  The thing is quite but I can hear it when there is nothing else making noise.

2531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP piracy on: March 11, 2008, 10:16:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 11, 2008, 01:33:26 AM

In my mind the PSP is very much a sort of "gateway drug" for piracy. 

Really?  In order to pirate on the PSP you have to have a PC and know how to use torrent/pirate sites....so I would think that most people pirate PC games first. 

Of course that is just gaming pirating.  I would bet that 90% of people pirate a movie or a song before they move to games.

Not that it really matters I just wonder what the real "gateway" is. 
2532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP piracy on: March 10, 2008, 02:25:16 AM
Pirating on the PSP is easy and fast...same with the DS, the PS2, Xbox (original) and of course PCs.  So far only the 360 and PS3 are hard to crack (but not impossible).  So the lesson is (to me) make a strong online component so hacking is harder. 

2533  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: * lowered price* FS: Mass Effect (360) on: March 05, 2008, 12:08:49 AM
Post so this thread goes back on the front page and people may notice!
smile
2534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why doesn't god want me to get a PS3? on: March 03, 2008, 03:19:32 AM
I finally decided to buy a PS3 andsigned up  there was a great deal at the sonystyle store where if you get on of their credit cards you get $100 off your first purchase.  I signed up for it and got it yesterday...I quickly went to the sonystyle store and ....they are out of stock!  The sony store is out of sony products!  So now I sit on a credit card I don't want waiting for sony to stock their own store.

2535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: March 03, 2008, 01:36:51 AM

Quote from: kathode on March 01, 2008, 08:12:14 PM

I'd like to slap whoever thought of the torch minigame and everything leading up to it right in the face.  What a waste of time.

I actually think there must have been a staff member whose whole job was to kill the emotional impact of scenes.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Mother dies - stupid fetch quest
Grandma suffering - stupid song
Mother resurrects kids - stupid sprint with timer to escape crashing station.
They have done a great job of ruining every time when the player should be impacted.
2536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dads... Recommend a convertible carseat? on: February 22, 2008, 11:15:09 PM
I wouldn't have thought so either but after trying them both out in the store we went with a Britax one.  Go to Target and try them out.  I don't know why it is so hard to get the cinch strap right but a lot of models fail!  I thought the Britax was just a brand thing but the seat just feels more solid, it is has far better padding, and the straps are much easier to use. 

We figured that putting a child in 2-3 times a day every day pretty much made this one of our most used items - hell we use the stove less!  So we went for what we felt was the best one we tried.
2537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: February 21, 2008, 12:24:30 AM

Quote from: Xmann on February 19, 2008, 02:44:30 PM

sigh....i've already reached a point where i quit every single rpg i try.......boss battles.   i really really like this game alot, but i'm already at a point where i'm frustrated to the point of quitting.

spoilers below!!!!!








Spoiler for Hiden:


i'm at the first boss and he just whips my butt.   i can beat him once, but not even close the 2nd time.   i equip the yellow band and i use my anti-paralyze items, but they hammer my health so low all i can do is use turns on healing and never use damage spells.   i have no clue as to how and beat him the second time.

Spoiler for Hiden:
1. I went back to the main town and bought a bunch of aqua bombs.  That way all three characters can do 200-250 damage to him each round.
2. You only need to kill 2-3 of the little guys.  They just re-appear anyway.  You want to kill a few so the boss doesn't absorb to much magic too quickly. 
3. If you have a power drink giving in to Kaim will make him strong enough to kill the little guys with one blow.  So a round can be him killing, Seth using a bomb, and Jansen casting.  Once a couple are dead switch to Kaim using bombs.  That way you are doing roughly 600 points damage per round.  The monster has 1800 (roughly) in each round so that is only 3-4 hits! 
4. Remember Kaim and Seth learn skills when they wear an item so you can have both of them learn anti-paralysis before the fight, then have Jansen wear the yellow band - thus all three are immune to paralysis!

Hope that helps.  It is a lot tougher than most RPGs anymore. 
2538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: February 21, 2008, 12:17:28 AM

Quote from: mikeg on February 20, 2008, 11:20:09 PM

Okay, as a person who has only played one rpg in my life-Mass Effect, answer me something.  I understand that FF games are big for what they call 'grinding' or building up your character with mindless side quests that have absolutely nothing to do with the main story.  Does this game have alot of that, dare I say it, crap?  And if so, can you get through the game and skip all that? 

I might like it if I don't have to roam around endlessly with little to no direction and don't have to do unrelated side quests.  I might even be able to endure the turn-based combat for a great story and interesting characters.  That stuff, more than anything, is what I am looking for in most games.

It does have mild grinding.  You will notice a point before each boss fight where your characters just get squat for XP at that point you should be able to take on the boss.  Keep in mind this game is harder than most RPGs in recent memory so you often have to find a specific strategy to beat the boss.  So if you run quickly through an area you might not be a high enough level to take on a boss but generally you don't have to do much grinding. 

I do find it odd that someone who played Mass Effect would be concerned about side quests which have nothing to do with the main story!  smile

2539  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / * lowered price* FS: Mass Effect (360) on: February 16, 2008, 02:53:01 AM
I am done with it so if anyone is interested PM me.  I am looking for $35 shipped but offers are welcome.

Thanks,

2540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Suikoden II - annoying. on: February 05, 2008, 02:23:33 PM
I finally got around to ripping my copy and putting it on my PSP (BTW easy and plays great!) and I am reminded of why I shelved the game years ago.  I hate the find all 108 characters to get the good ending crap.  I just checked a FAQ and I have already missed one so I believe I can't get the good ending anymore.   I know back then the "good ending" was supposed to be hard, the kind of thing you only got on multiple plays through the game but it still pisses me off.  Considering how much gaming time I have I am going to just play it my way and watch the good ending on Youtube. 

There are some gaming conventions that I do not miss!
2541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WALL*E superbowl commercial..funny on: February 05, 2008, 03:52:42 AM
Pixar has never disappointed and I expect Wall*E to be wonderful!
2542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] WAR...Jet Li vs Jason Statham on: February 04, 2008, 02:07:04 PM
The saddest thing is they are doing "Crank 2"  How can you have a continuation when he fell out of a freaking plane and smashed into the ground?  Apparently the movie picks up right after that and has him have some other condition which forces him to do really stupid stunts.

Why does hollywood hate action stars?  Really is there a good action start whose career hasn't devolved into crap?  Even the great ones like Jackie Chan seem to put out movies like "The Medallion", "The Tuxedo", or "Around the World in 80 Days"   

2543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Advice on: January 29, 2008, 02:02:01 AM
You can convert your fat PSP battery to a pandora battery and make your memory stick into a magic stick - and both can be converted back*  (*not all batteries will to that so you should check what model the used one you are looking at has and check that model on the web.)

I have modded two different batteries and changed them back as well.  It actually it easier than it seems. 

Personally I ended up selling the fat one I had and buying a slim because the slim just felt better but that is a personal preference. 

After modding they are the same.  Last night I ripped my Psone copy of Suikoden 2, put it on my slim and it works great.  I have also ripped all my PSP games so that I don't have to have all the UMDs with me.

Great little machine!
2544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Mass Effect get better? on: January 24, 2008, 09:53:02 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 24, 2008, 07:16:41 PM

Many gamers are getting a bit older and have more time pressures. Waiting on elevators just feels like wasted time, conversations that go nowhere are wasted time. We want the meat and potatoes whiel the kids still asleep, no time for boring veggies, he could wake up at any moment!

+1 

The feeling of not loving the game really hit me when I realized that I had played 2+ hours last night and nothing happened except I was a bit higher level.  At least nothing in terms of the story.  It is nice that the hooker err consort got her name cleared but did I really need to talk to her, go a bar 4 minutes away, talk to the general, travel another 4-5 minutes to the diplomat, then walk back to her?  All totaled the mission probably was 1/2 an hour and nothing really important happened! 

With the baby situation I probably won't have a block of time that long to play for the rest of the week....and I wasted it with nothing happening!  That is annoying, very annoying.
2545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Does Mass Effect get better? on: January 24, 2008, 06:24:28 PM
Without spoiling it for me, is the story going to get better?  Right now I have played maybe 3-4 hours and I am not finding it great.  The combat seems worse than KoToR, the interface is worse, the characters don't seem as interesting, and I don't even think it looks as good.  I am hoping the story will really kick off here once I leave the Citadel and can explore the galaxy but so far it isn't blowing me away.   Maybe it is the travel time.  I wanted to manually go to each location first so I could run into any extra quests but going from the embassy to the lower wards takes forever!  Run, run, run, then wait on an elevator...etc.  It does give a sense of how bit the Citadel is but it is so dull! 

So, without spoilers, will it get better?
2546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I suck at being a dad on: January 16, 2008, 07:45:13 PM
Sounds like you are doing as well as you can.  Putting the child in a safe place (ie crib, swing, pac-and-play) and leaving the room is perfectly fine - and sometimes necessary.   Just remember that she isn't doing this to be mean, or frustrate you.  She only has one way to communicate and she is trying to clue you in.  You probably can't do anything about it but don't women always say they just want men to listen rather than solve the problem? smile

2547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: January 16, 2008, 07:20:28 PM
I think the game looks great but the load times really annoys me.  I think this gen of consoles is powerful enough that they could have worked a bit to tighten up the programing.  Of course if it gets good reviews I will try it out but probably once it is found somewhere used.
2548  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / (SOLD) FS: PSP on: January 14, 2008, 03:35:27 PM
That didn't take long.

Thanks
2549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP questions on: December 19, 2007, 03:44:30 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on December 19, 2007, 02:22:08 PM

Technically (from what I've read), the PSP Slim's battery has about the same life as the old one in spite of being smaller. You can use the slightly larger capacity battery from the old one (you don't have to mod it, but companies are selling inexpensive custom battery covers so that the old style battery doesn't look like it's out of place).

The PSP has a lot of great games, so I would recommend trying a few of those before obsessing bout Home Brewing. smile Where there's a will there's always a way though, and the Web is still awash with "how to home brew" for PSP regardless of Firmware version (just some are much more of a challenge it seems). It's like Blizzard trying to block hackers from Battle.net -- they can keep trying, but it's not a winnable fight.

I want to run "homebrew" so I can put games on a memory stick mostly.  I want to buy Jeanne D'Arc, Disgea, and FFT.  I am going on a trip and I have no desire to try to keep track of 3 UMDs, make sure they don't get lost or scratched.  It just makes sense as cheap as memory cards are to put games on them. 

2550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP questions on: December 18, 2007, 01:27:43 AM
Get the lead out you lazy heathens!   slywink  Someone must know.
2551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP questions on: December 17, 2007, 06:12:33 PM
I am going to get a PSP now that they have several RPGs I want to play but I had a few questions.

1. Are all versions moddable?  I have Sam & Max: Hit the Road from years ago that I want to play.  I know you used to be able to mod the PSP to do homebrew but I also remember Sony was always upgrading the firmware to try to stop people.  Have all the versions been hacked?

2. Is there any difference between the new slim and the old except weight and "slimer-ness" smile  I didn't find the old weight bad so I don't really care and a used old one is $129 vs. $169 for the new.  If that is all it adds I don't see much point in spending $40 extra.

3. New vs. used - any opinions?  I usually don't care but since my 360 died I have started to think that a warranty is not a bad thing. smile  However I guess that goes back to question one - are the new ones moddable?


Those are my questions, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
2552  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: PSP on: December 15, 2007, 03:43:51 PM
I would like to get one and I don't really care if it is the new slim one or if it is new at all so I figured I would post here to see if someone has one and is ready to get rid of theirs.

PM me with a price if you are that person! smile

Thanks
2553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It Finally Happend- the dreaded Red Rings of Death! on: December 12, 2007, 03:48:27 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 12, 2007, 03:18:53 AM

This seems as good a RRoD thread as any to resurrect!

What's the best way to handle an intermittent RRoD problem?  I got it several times on Sunday and submitted a RMA request.  Yesterday and today, the 360 has been working fine.  If the coffin arrives by the end of the week, I'm worried what will happen if I send it in while the rings are still in their early intermittent stage.  It'd be bad enough if they send it back to me without any changes, but even worse if they charged me the $100 out of warranty fee because they couldn't reproduce the red rings.

Thoughts?

I would wait.  They have extended the warranty for RRoD for a pretty long time (three years I believe).  I just had it happen to mine and did send it in because it was constant but it was only 2 years old so I would have had another year.

When was yours made?  Figure 3 years from that.  If time is close it is probably better to send it in, but if you have several months why not wait to see if you can get it to be broken all the time.

2554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: phoenix wright says "take that!" on: November 27, 2007, 01:03:41 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on November 26, 2007, 11:18:58 PM

nothing new or anything (so far), but why mess with perfection? smile ...

I think the problem is that for many the 2nd game wasn't perfection.  I finished it but I had to force myself.  There was just something about the cases which made them un-fun.  Perhaps it was the extreme illogicalness.  I don't expect PW to be real law, but having the kidnapper as a witness just struck me as so ludicrous it sucked the fun out of the case. 

Anyway I have hopes the 3rd has stronger cases
2555  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Puzzle Quest and Worms 2: Open Warfare (ds) on: October 23, 2007, 03:12:46 AM
With so many games coming out (including Front Mission for the DS!) it is time to unload some of the ones I know I will not play anymore even though they are great.

Puzzle Quest - $20
Worms 2: Open Warfare - $25

PM me if interested.
2556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP: Yggdra Union on: October 12, 2007, 11:01:13 PM
I played it a bit on the DS and I don't think anyone should get their hopes too high.  It is ok but not great in my opinion.  The combat mechanic was overly complicated for no real rewards.
2557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] What we've all been waiting for! on: October 12, 2007, 12:15:59 AM
It doesn't blow me away graphically but after playing FE:SS 5-10 times I am just excited to have a new FE game, no matter how it looks.  The looks were never the draw of the game anyway.
2558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TV: Bionic Woman on: September 27, 2007, 03:12:41 AM
I will check it out again but I wasn't blown away. 

Besides having only 1 bionic arm she also has no military/combat training.  I think Sara would have kicked her ass, but I also felt she really didn't want to kill her so she held back.

2559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bioshock slowdown after update on: September 08, 2007, 02:45:05 AM
FYI if this has happened to you.

So I kept getting a message about an update when I played Bioshock and last night I finally did it.  Now there is a 2-5 second pause every 15 seconds or so!  It is unplayable!

Apparently I am not the only one

Quote
Title:

Solution for the XBox360 "game pauses every 10-15 seconds" problem

Problem:

After playing the game for a long time (on the XBox 360 only), the game begins to "hitch" or "pause" slightly every 10-15 seconds. The problem does not go away if you restore a savegame, start a new game, or reboot the XBox 360.

Solution/Workaround:

This seems to be a problem with the hard drive caching system on in the XBox 360 system software, and we are working with Microsoft to identify a solution for this issue. We have confirmed that the hitching goes away if you clear the hard drive cache.

To clear the hard drive cache, you must hold down both the RB and LB gamepad buttons while the game is starting. This must be done IMMEDIATELY after the console is rebooted (or the game is launched from the dashboard) and the buttons must only be released AFTER the red 2K Games logo appears.

NOTE: do not attempt to clear the hard drive cache by holding the "A" button during loading. While that works for Oblivion, Bioshock uses different button combination to clear the cache, and holding "A" will not work.


I will try this tomorrow and post if it works. 
2560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ATB needs a Fire Emblem thread on: September 07, 2007, 02:12:02 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2007, 11:18:19 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 06, 2007, 11:04:27 PM

Right now I am playing Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones for the hundredth time because it is still the best of TBS on the systems.

Whoa whoa whoa. Big claim, there Jr.  Better than Advance Wars: DS?


It is very hard to say because while they are both TBS games they are vastly different.  I found the story much more compelling in FE.  I love the permanent death aspect of FE.  Every unit is unique in terms of personality and stat growth so it is a real touch choice to let one stay dead.

AW:DS is so different because you can keep building units.  It involves a lot of different mechanics.

Personally I enjoy FE much more but I can see why some people may like AW more.
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