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2561  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.

2562  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.

2563  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.

2564  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.
2565  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.
2566  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.
2567  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
2568  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.

2569  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.

2570  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

2571  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. 
2572  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.

2573  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. 
2574  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.
2575  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.

2576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: December 30, 2008, 05:33:30 PM
True.  I was just teasing. 

I have both and love both at different times. 
2577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: December 30, 2008, 02:22:04 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on December 29, 2008, 09:25:43 PM

still have yggdra union & star ocean 1 to play, but, yeah, my psp & wii usually see a little more downtime than my other game machines - i don't really see it as a problem, as i pretty much always have something to play, & what i do finally end up playing on them i enjoy (& i'm definitely looking forward to the 3 games dep mentioned)...

Yggdra Union was out over a year ago for the DS. smile  So it seems like the PSP is just getting hand-me-downs from other systems - Yggdra Union, Chrono Trigger, etc.
2578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: metacritic's 2008 top 10 on: December 26, 2008, 05:45:34 PM
Perhaps GoW2 is a better 3rd person shooter when compared to other 3rd person shooters than F3 is an RPG when compared to other RPGs.  After all the reviews are not comparing GoW2 to F3.  So it is quite possible to say that F3 is a better game than GoW2 but still have GoW2 ranked higher on average.
2579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jeebus I'm BORED!! on: December 23, 2008, 10:15:00 PM
A Nintendo DS or Sony PSP?  Or a visit to the local Barnes and Noble?

2580  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: December 23, 2008, 08:57:42 PM

Quote from: tripwire on December 23, 2008, 07:43:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 23, 2008, 07:00:57 PM

Yeah, that's just the main peeve, the game has a great combat system and interesting tactics, but then they hamstring themselves by making one of the major goals to burn through it as fast as possible by gaming out the combat system.  I'd love for speed to be only one of the factors you can get.

If you want to see how much this can be exploited watch some of the Youtube videos on A rank runs.  It seems in most you basically just start out with a scout and run a lot to do a few key objectives quickly.  It doesn't look fun to me.  I would like to have seen other factors as well.  Things like damage taken, damage given, healing used, etc. 

I noticed that at camps you can bring in and out reinforcements yourself.  I need to experiment if that costs CP or not, but I think one way to handle things is to blitz forward a bit with scouts and the tank, but use the camps to "teleport" the slower units forward.

1 CP per retreat and/or calling in reinforcements

Not deploying every asset at the start is a very good tactic for most of the battles. Some of your units take up very valuable CP just to get try and get them to catch up to your Scouts and/or Engineers.

It is a tactic I used quite often.   On one map I actually started out with just the tank and a scout.  I found the scout could easily take a camp on the first turn so I saved a lot of CP and got my units into place much faster.

Of course there are also maps where I took all the character who give you CP (Largo, Rosie, Alicia) but never moved Largo at all.  I just wanted the CP. 

2581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [RROD] my turn on: December 23, 2008, 05:35:46 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on December 23, 2008, 05:33:07 AM

Good lord. You know, I read this thread about the PS3 potentially being a 'sinking ship', and yeah PS3's cost more, but damn, they work ... ya know? rock solid pieces of hardware.

Who here wouldn't gladly pay more for a 360 they know would be built to last?

This failure rate we're seeing is truly amazing, IMO. Would it be fair to use the word "disastrous"?

While it is annoying, they are repairing them for free so it isn't that bad of a deal. 

2582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [RROD] my turn on: December 23, 2008, 04:08:43 AM
TIs the season!  Sorry about all the bad luck.

I fully expect I will be joining you soon.  I got my "repaired" 360 back last week and I have had 3-4 lockups when playing Fallout 3.  Not long sessions either, like 20-30 minutes.  I don't think it will be too much longer until it RRoDs. 

2583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My staff just gave me 75.00 Gamestop gift card. What should I get on: December 22, 2008, 08:18:28 PM
Based on saying you had no interest in DS before and no interest in WoW except the Death Knight I voted for save the money.  Buy something you are excited about playing.  Don't buy something just to buy something.
2584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - A Sinking Ship? on: December 22, 2008, 07:45:28 PM

Quote from: JayDee on December 22, 2008, 03:43:32 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 22, 2008, 03:18:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 21, 2008, 08:51:12 PM

Blu Ray compared against Standard DVD using the Die Hard movies.

Those look great.  The poster doesn't say but I am betting that is on a HDTV though right?  As someone with a SDTV (like the majority of Americans) I wonder what the benefit is.

Maybe I missed something in this thread, but I don't think anyone is arguing that Blu-Ray provides a noticeable upgrade on SDTV's. It's a hi-def format and is meant for people with hi-def TV's.

You are right. 

However as a reason why the PS3 is or is not a sinking ship (the original topic) I think that the debate about how good blu-ray looks really misses the mark.  It doesn't really matter how good or not good it looks.  Blu-ray forced the price higher than the 360 which put Sony in an unfavorable position compared to Microsoft.
2585  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - A Sinking Ship? on: December 22, 2008, 03:18:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 21, 2008, 08:51:12 PM

Blu Ray compared against Standard DVD using the Die Hard movies.

Those look great.  The poster doesn't say but I am betting that is on a HDTV though right?  As someone with a SDTV (like the majority of Americans) I wonder what the benefit is.
2586  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - A Sinking Ship? on: December 18, 2008, 07:58:30 PM
As someone who doesn't have an HDTV I have to say they are right.  Sony put in features and price which make it a niche product.  That isn't bad necessarily but it certainly won't put you at the top of the console heap.
2587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clearing the Backlog/Cheapgamer on: December 18, 2008, 04:17:09 PM
I have found that Gamefly keeps me with a tiny backlog and lowers costs.  I did buy Fallout 3 but other than that I haven't bought a game in months. 

I guess I could say that I have a huge backlog of games in my Gamefly queue but that doesn't cost me anything.

2588  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: December 18, 2008, 03:02:53 PM
To each their own.  I find that several of the battles are gimicky where you almost have to restart once you know what is happening or will happen. 

Don't get me wrong, it is still a very good game but I find parts annoying.
2589  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: December 17, 2008, 10:10:11 PM
Anyone still playing besides me?  I am on chapter 14 and I am really losing steam.  Several of the battles have been locked down on strategy and they are unforgiving if you screw up.  I love the art, I like the story but it is just becoming tough to feel motivated to keep playing.  I am thinking of heading over to Youtube to just watch the story.

Anyone finish>
2590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Should I start Fallout 3 again on: December 17, 2008, 04:58:36 PM
So I was about halfway through F3 when my 360 died and now that it is back I am wondering if I should restart of continue my game.  With the level cap and the (reported) poor ending it seems the best part of F3 is the exploration.  I could do a lot more of that if I started again.  On the other hand I am not the type to play an evil person so I probably wouldn't make any different choices (like I could never blow Megaton up) so many of the choices would be similar. 

So should I start again?
2591  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Take bets on how long my "new' 360 will last. on: December 17, 2008, 02:43:49 PM
I can kind of understand their thinking.  They have a pile of RRoD machines which are fine in every other way so they must think it is cheaper to replace the heatsink (or whatever part causes RRoD) and send out the units again.  I bet it actually is cheaper, but it still means people are getting units without any structural fix to the RRoD issue just new parts.  So everyone who gets one will get the RRoD problem again at some point in time. 

2592  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Take bets on how long my "new' 360 will last. on: December 16, 2008, 11:18:43 PM
Got my repaired unit today.  Its manufacture date is 7-10-2006.  Yeah that is going to break in a week.  Oh well I have a pretty good idea of how the process works. smile
2593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: December 15, 2008, 09:53:12 PM
Good quality version found here.

I was a bit underwhelmed - especially the cheesy throw Wolverine onto a helicopter but I will stay optimistic until it is out.

"I want new ones"
"What should they say"
"err how about Wolverine?"

Also good to know we have changed it so he isn't from Canada!  Because they shouldn't have the coolest heroes!
2594  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] What Will Marvel's Sequel to Ironman and The Incredible Hulk be? on: December 15, 2008, 09:30:50 PM

Quote from: Crawley on December 15, 2008, 09:17:21 PM

I'm not up on comics either but what is the allure of Dr. Strange? Is there an actual big fan base for this superhero for a movie?

Even when I was reading comics I didn't like it when he showed up in the ones I read. He seemed out of place and couldn't fathom why he had a comic of his own. Of course this is coming from someone who used to get ROM the Spaceknight comics. But still...what's the draw here?

If you can rent the Dr. Strange animated movie I was quite surprised at how good it was.  That really doesn't explain the allure but it had a good story and good action which is about the best one can hope for from a superhero comic/movie.
2595  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] What Will Marvel's Sequel to Ironman and The Incredible Hulk be? on: December 15, 2008, 09:21:00 PM
They are certainly striking while the iron is hot!  Milk it for all it is worth.  As long as they are as good at Iron Man I will be happy.  Of course if they start putting out more DareDevil or Hulk (Ang Lee version) crap I will be skipping them.
2596  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Quarter to Three registration funny on: December 12, 2008, 08:38:49 PM
Tom Chick posted this on Q2T on Dec. 4.  I remember that someone here posted wondering how to get an account and I found Tom's post really funny so I thought I would share.

Some time ago I figured out that I could set up Gmail with keywords to shunt incoming emails into folders. One such folder was for new account requests for the forum. I have been ignoring that folder since, well, August. I suck.

So I went ahead and stirred into the forum all the accounts registered since July. All of them. Every single one. That's nearly 2000 new accounts, many of them from folks selling penis enlargement pills, folks under 18, and folks from various unsavory corners of the Internet who might post icky pictures and write terrible cuss words. Hopefully, they won't be here long. If you see stupid posts, posts selling stuff, posts from kids, or any other idiocy, please PM me. I will be closing accounts left and right over the coming days. It will be swift and violent and not very pretty. That's what you have to do on a wild untamed frontier.

2597  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Get Smart - Impressions on: December 12, 2008, 05:22:26 PM
I loved it.  I thought Max was funny without being either an idiot or a buffoon. He was a good shot, he was a quick thinker, but he just was clumsy sometimes.  One of my favorite movies of recent memory.
2598  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rogue Galaxy question on: December 12, 2008, 05:09:35 PM

Quote from: aledromo on December 12, 2008, 04:54:53 PM

Did anyone play this?  And if so, can you tell me if it's turn based or real time?  I'm looking for a gift for a very picky RPG player.

Thank you.

We can all also offer suggestions too (we are kind of opinionated smile ).  What does this person like?  What system? (I assume the PS2 since that is what RG is for but maybe not)

2599  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GECK is released! Start modding Fallout 3! on: December 12, 2008, 02:59:37 AM
I am sure some of you are chomping at the bit to start moding Fallout3 so get cracking!
2600  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sent Xbox in for repair...what if it's not a RROD?? on: December 11, 2008, 05:41:19 PM

Quote from: JayDee on December 11, 2008, 12:19:26 AM

24 hours later and the support website is telling me they shipped the repair box, but I have yet to receive a confirmation email of any sort telling me what my repair order number is. Apparently I should have received an email within 24 hours. I'm getting worried.

I wouldn't worry too much.  This is a pretty smooth, automated system.  Just toss it in the shipping box when it gets there and send it off. 

My RRoD machine was sent back last week and they have already shipped my "repaired" unit.  Hopefully I will get it early next week. 

I have only received 3 emails.  1 saying my shipping box was on the way, 1 saying they got my broken one, and 1 saying they were sending the new one.   

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