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2561  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I buy a 3DS on: May 06, 2011, 05:01:19 PM
Thanks for the advice.  I think I will wait.  New technology often does this to me and I know that if I wait a month or two there will either be something I really really want or the desire will fade. 

Heck in the mean time I have Dragon Quest 9, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Chrono Trigger, and Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box I can work through.  With the amount of time I get to play that should take years. smile

2562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Should I buy a 3DS on: May 05, 2011, 09:18:27 PM
As happens often with new technology I am wanting it but I can't decide if it is worth getting.  Right now I have a DS XL and a lot of games in my backlog to play.  The only thing on the 3DS I am really interested in playing is Zelda but I never played the ocarina of time and it looks really fun. I also see a lot of possible games coming out in the next year which I might really enjoy (a dragon quest game, a devil survivor game, and a paper mario game to name a few).  I will get the most money for the DSXL the sooner I trade it in or sell it so if I am going to do it the sooner the better

Oddly the think I care about the least is the 3d.  I have looked at it and I can kind of see it in Street Fighter 3d but it isn't really noticeable enough to me to be wowed by it.  I mostly just want to have the system that will be getting the most focus of developers.  If I knew the 3DS would grow and grow I would probably get it but it might just be a fad that dies off in a year or two or always struggles to have quality titles.  Nintendo doesn't always hit a home run after all.

Are those of you who purchased the system still happy?  Had the honeymoon worn off?  What say you hive mind? smile

Thanks for any input.
2563  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ronon Dex to play Conan on: May 05, 2011, 02:34:43 PM
Looks like a rather typical sword and sorcery movie.  Hopefully there will be more to it but considering the other films in the same genre being released it sort of wins by default. 

2564  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly - Yea or Nay? on: May 04, 2011, 03:16:42 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 29, 2011, 08:10:43 PM

Between the long wait times and not giving you the games in the order you want is one of the things I hate about the service.  It's still cheaper to use, but at least be logical and efficient about it.

I think their default logic is that you want all the games equally and they ship based on what they have right now.  With that logic their system makes sense or at least more sense. 
2565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CNN - Obama to announce that Osama Bin Laden has been killed on: May 02, 2011, 03:57:34 PM
I think this is good news but I don't really see it as monumental.  I don't think anyone believes we are suddenly going to recall our troops around the world who are fighting terrorists.  I don't think anyone believes we are going to scrap our "no fly" lists, or stop checking all the things we do.  Really while perhaps symbolically important I don't see this as really changing much.  Perhaps it will, that would be nice.

2566  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly - Yea or Nay? on: April 27, 2011, 03:07:41 PM
I think that Gamefly is great if you are not interested in getting the newest games.  I you want to play Shadow Hearts: Covenant, or something else several years old but can't find it used they are great.  If you absolutely want to play something that came out this week then you are usually out of luck.  Still it is a great way to play games you don't really want to buy that are older. 
2567  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Royal Wedding...Why? on: April 26, 2011, 04:46:08 PM
I am not really interested but it was refreshing to see the news this morning being about something happy rather than death, war, etc.  It is all about a happy celebration.  Seriously when was the last time we had this much media attention on a happy event?  It feels good to celebrate rather than be sad, or mad.

2568  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Doctor has lost a companion on: April 20, 2011, 04:17:48 PM
One of the only companions to go on to something else I have heard of (Sarah Jane Adventures) 

I will miss her.

2569  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Radiant Historia [DS] radiates on: April 18, 2011, 09:03:04 PM
I just don't know if I "get" how to play this game.  I am at a point in one history where I can't seem to go forward but what do I do just go back to previous points and wander around and hope something happens?  This seems a little vague to me.  Maybe I am just not getting the game groove yet.

2570  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Let's talk data backup! on: April 18, 2011, 08:33:18 PM
I use Mozy and have set it up for several people.  2GB is free but you pay if you have more.  It runs nightly to do its thing. 

It occured to me at some point that it doesn't matter how much I backup at home if the house burns down so something like that.  I figure an offsite backup is a good investment.

2571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help my son, and others - Cystic Fibrosis Walk 2011 Edition on: April 07, 2011, 05:09:37 PM
Best money I have spent all week. 

2572  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which should I play first DQ9 or Radiant Historia on: April 05, 2011, 09:25:21 PM
I have started both of them (an hour at most) and I need to pick on to concentrate on.  If I don't force myself to focus I will never finish either of them. 

So for those of you who have played them which should I play first?
2573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: April 05, 2011, 09:13:13 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 05, 2011, 02:16:24 PM

Incredibly annoying that weeks after launch I still have to roll the dice of chance even when arriving an hour early at the local apple store.  there was already a line when i got there and they only had verizon or at&t enabled ipads.  if it weren't for the damn apps, i would definitely go with an android tablet.  as it stands, i'm so annoyed right now I think i need to back away from the whole idea of an ipad for a while.  it's not worth this much hassle.

I feel the same way so I just ordered one from Apple directly.  It won't be in until the end of the month but I don't have to check multiple places each week with fingers crossed.  I don't think my time has much value (I can piss it away on almost anything) but it was just feeling stupid to keep checking stores. 
2574  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Odin Sphere graphics + turn-based RPG = Grand Knights History on: March 31, 2011, 12:24:18 AM
Why is some of the best stuff for the PSP coming out now?  Why didn't they support it when it was in its prime?
2575  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Radiant Historia [DS] radiates on: March 23, 2011, 08:44:19 PM
I got it off Amazon.  I paid a bit more than average but I haven't bought a game for a long time (I use Gamefly almost all the time anymore) so I treated myself.

Now I just have to find time to play it!
2576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wizardry : Labyrinth of Lost Souls coming to US on: March 23, 2011, 08:28:40 PM
I loved the one Wizardry I played (8 I think) but I am not going to buy a PS3 just for it.  Hopefully it will come to other systems.
2577  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: March 04, 2011, 05:50:58 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 03, 2011, 11:59:57 PM

See that's the thing - I've never once found my iPad to be 'slow'.  It's good at what it does.  Better is all well and good but it's not worth a $700 upgrade.  I don't feel the need of raw power for Evernote, Kindle, movie watching, and web browsing.  I'm sure I'd enjoy it being faster, but I sure as hell don't need it to be.


I have yet to find an app or game which felt slow to me.  Now obviously they have designed for the iPad 1 but I just don't feel like horsepower is what I am lacking.  In fact I don't feel anything is lacking for me.  I love my iPad just like it is. 
2578  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: If I bought a 360/Kinect bundle, could I sell the Kinect here? on: March 02, 2011, 02:56:42 AM

Quote from: kratz on March 01, 2011, 06:05:15 PM

Hey, it occurred to me that I have a 360 HDD transfer cable that I checked out from here, and I was going to just send it back to farley... but if you want one, I could just send it to you and you could send it to him when you're done.

That would be great.  The more the merrier.
2579  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/28) on: February 28, 2011, 03:34:51 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on February 28, 2011, 10:24:44 AM

Beyond Good & Evil HD (XBLA)

I may get this but since I have finished it before I am having a hard time justifying it. 
2580  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: February 24, 2011, 03:52:18 PM
I am excited but cautious.   What propelled Oblivion was user mods so I am expecting this will make Skyrim great too but that is the kind of thing you don't see right away.  Plus now that Gavin Carter isn't with Bethesda we will have to see if they can produce as high of quality stuff.  slywink

2581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Assassins Creed to be announced in May on: February 15, 2011, 09:29:59 PM
I don't think it is yet either but I know that large companies often cant resist milking.
2582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Assassins Creed to be announced in May on: February 15, 2011, 09:14:04 PM
It is hard to imagine a company not milking this until it is a dead franchise.  Hopefully we will get a few more great games out of it.
2583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: February 11, 2011, 09:59:38 PM
Gold.  In stores March 8th. 
2584  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 10, 2011, 03:50:35 PM
World of Goo for the iPad is .99 today (2/10/2011) Great price for a great game.
2585  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Can You Tell Me About Netflix on 360? on: February 08, 2011, 07:25:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 08, 2011, 04:22:38 PM

Can you stream movies to multiple tvs at the same time?

For instance:  I have the PS3 on one tv and the 360 on the other?

What about the pc and the tvs at the same time?

The closest I can get for you is that I have streamed on the 360 and the iPad at the same time.  That works fine.  I haven't tried a third device.  I don't see why it would be different but it might be.

2586  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [SRPG FFT FANS ALERT!] Square Enix announced a Tactics Ogre remake for PSP on: February 08, 2011, 04:27:51 PM
Here is the first review I have seen for the english version.

It is from IGN and they give it a 8.5 Great overall.

2587  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] First Avenger: Captain America on: February 07, 2011, 12:59:28 AM
Just saw the first trailer during the super bowl, and I wasn't blown away.  Looked ok, but it didn't have the magic I felt when I saw the first Spiderman trailer or the first Ironman trailer. 
2588  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Wolverine on: February 04, 2011, 05:12:40 PM
What actor, or director, or really anyone involved in a film says "yeah the story it pretty stupid, the special effects are crap.  I really hate working on this"?

It is great that Hugh is excited and that he thinks the movie will be great but Jennifer Aniston thought that before The Bounty Hunter came out and it was nominated as one of the worst films of the year. 

Based on the crap which was the first Wolverine movie they have to prove it is good by actually making something good, not just talking about how good it will be. 

2589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: February 04, 2011, 05:05:02 PM
I think the same thing when people say that Android is the best selling smart phone - no it isn't.  The iPhone is.  Android is an OS which runs on many different phones no one of which is the best seller.  It gets hard because people use the terms interchangeably. 

Now if we want to talk about screwed lets look at the Win 7 phone.  What possible advantage does it have over iOS or Android?

2590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS/iPad] Ghost Trick Phantom Detective on: February 04, 2011, 03:30:15 PM
I snagged a copy and have played 5-6 hours.  So far it is very fun.  It has a good story, and interesting characters.  I will say that is has bee very, very easy so far.  If you read the thought bubbles you pretty much know exactly what to do but I don't mind that so much because the story is interesting enough.  All in all I am very happy with it so far.

2591  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection coming to PSP April 19 on: February 01, 2011, 09:50:55 PM
Wait, I can get this on the DS?  Oh well who cares then.
2592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Charlie Sheen rushed to Hospital on: January 31, 2011, 07:27:28 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 31, 2011, 07:13:35 PM

Wow, I had no idea that two and a half men was about a man raising a kid while simultaneously doing enough blow to cause Keith Richards to say, "well, that's a bit excessive."; attacking girlfriends with firearms and cutlery; and paying hookers to babysit.   icon_eek

Most of that stuff is in the new season so I am not surprised you didn't know.  Anything for ratings! smile
2593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Google won't autocomplete "bittorrent" but will autocomplete "how to kidnap a ch on: January 27, 2011, 10:16:08 PM
I have seen this news in several different places but I thought Boing Boing had the best title.

apparently Google has started soft censoring bittorrent stuff but as was pointed out

"Google won't autocomplete searches for "bittorrent," but if you are interesting in learning how to kidnap someone, make meth, build a bomb, cheat on your taxes, or shoplift, they will happily autocomplete your search for you."

It seems like a stupid, stupid move on their part.  It does nothing but make them look bad.
2594  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 27, 2011, 08:50:11 PM
Hint as to the price in this interview.

When I asked about price, Yoshida replied, "We are not talking about price yet, but I hope that when we announce the price, people will say it makes sense."

Anyone remember the way they tried to convice consumers that the original PS3 price was a bargain because of how great the system was?  It was so powerful, it had a blue ray player, etc., etc.  The language they are using smacks of the same thing.  It is going be very high priced and they are going to pitch it as our fault if we don't understand the value we are getting!
2595  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 27, 2011, 07:21:45 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 27, 2011, 07:18:42 PM

Dead Space HD looks okay. To be honest it looks good "for an iphone/pad game," but not for any dedicated gamers. Just one look at the stuff shown for the 3DS and now the NGS shows what dedicated gaming platforms can do.

You are right.

Dang it.  I can't get the youtube video of Nintendogs 3ds to imbed!  Wasted sarcasm!  Grr

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2596  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 27, 2011, 07:19:55 PM

Quote from: The Grue on January 27, 2011, 07:13:20 PM

I honestly don't think it can.  There has yet to be a game with a virtual pad on iOS that I have played that I felt comfortable with.  Can I play the game?  Sure.  Do I always feel like I am fumbling?  Yes.

Not to mention that it blocks your view of the screen.

Try Dead Space.  It works pretty darn well - not as good as real sticks but pretty great for the limitations.  So people are developing new ways to deal with the issues.
2597  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 27, 2011, 07:13:49 PM

Quote from: msduncan on January 27, 2011, 06:13:13 PM

Edit to add:

I now have a $1200 preorder at for the NGP.  Tongue

It does say when you are checking out:   You are guaranteed price when preorder price drops, and you aren't charged until shipping.    Obviously anticipating questions like mine.

I admire your enthusiasm.  Personally I expect there to be some "perks" for ordering from different places so I want to wait and see what those are.

2598  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 27, 2011, 07:11:55 PM

Quote from: msduncan on January 27, 2011, 06:11:42 PM

Couple points to yours Bob -- based on my opinion only of course:

1.  The iphone controls suck

Yes they do.  This is the biggest weakness.  Dead Space on the iPad looks phenomenal but the controls are serviceable at best.  However that is a problem which can be dealt with. 
2599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 25, 2011, 09:31:06 PM
Help?  He seemed to have a very good plan, and solid execution.  He didn't need any help.
2600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wizard of Oz getting a prequel 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' on: January 21, 2011, 07:08:23 PM
I want to hear more about the story rather than more about who might play in a film.

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