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2601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? on: September 21, 2005, 08:50:35 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"
Forum talk is that the Xbox version is better.  I don't know which version I'm getting yet either.


I believe you are talking about Indigo Prophecy since that is the post right before yours...if not ignore this.

Where were you hearing that?  I would love to hear some comparisons.  My PC should be able to make it look prettier (higher resolution) but I love sitting on the couch playing games on the bigger screen.  So if the Xbox version is actually better I will definitly be picking that one up.
2602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? on: September 20, 2005, 06:24:18 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
Quote from: "Dimmona"
I haven't been following Ninja Gaiden:Black that closely - is it just NG + the hurrcane packs + an easy mode?  Or did they add more to it than that?


It actually tempts me now that there's a n00b difficulty level biggrin


Ditto smile



I am tempted as well.  I am worried however that the "easy" mode for a game which was very, very difficult will just be difficult....which will still spank me all over.
2603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? on: September 19, 2005, 07:04:28 PM
I may pick up Indigo Prophecy but I can't decide what to get it on since I have an Xbox, PS2, and PC.  

Has anyone heard anything about load times?  I prefer the Xbox if it loads fast but the PC may win out if the game loads slow on the consoles.
2604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just saw the TeamXbox ingame movies of Gears of War... on: September 19, 2005, 03:39:52 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
I hope the XBox 360 and PS3 offer some new experiences, but so far its just prettier graphics.  Maybe with more power we'll see some new stuff down the road.



I doubt we will.  Look at games you fine inovative with new experiences - are they ever the resource hogs?  Usually they are not that graphically intense or needing that much horsepower.

The best examples I can think of are PC games but stuff like Darwinia, Mount and Blade, or Katamari Damacy for the PS2.  They are not held back because of power.
2605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Liberty City Stories = Slaps on the face for Jack Thompson on: September 16, 2005, 04:20:59 PM
Quote from: "Darren8r"
Awesome. I want a psp now.

And I hope "JT" doesnt get his underwear in a knot.


Apparently he is rather annoyed
2606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Field Commander - announced on: September 16, 2005, 02:49:29 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"



Well CG seems to think Release Date: 02/28/06


So not soon but not as far away as say Suikoden 1 and 2 in english.
2607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Field Commander - announced on: September 16, 2005, 02:34:57 PM
This certainly looks interesting.

The features talked about are;

Quote


    * Turn-Based Strategy: Take to the field and guide your division to victory by outsmarting, outmaneuvering and outgunning your opponents.
    * Single-Player Campaign: Delve into the game's engrossing story while combating enemies through more than 30 unique missions.
    * Multiplayer Gameplay: Enjoy defeating your enemy from across the globe, across the room, or in the seat next to you.
    * 15 Army Divisions: Rule the ground, sea and skies by mastering the selectable army divisions at your disposal through the use of their specialties, unique play styles and powerful attacks.
    * Beautiful 3D Environments: See each one come alive with 3D graphics, stunning lighting, dynamic visual effects and highly-detailed terrain, buildings and units.
    * Challenging AI: Match wits with an increasingly clever enemy and survive the day to become triumphant.
    * Create Missions: Aspire to greatness by creating your own missions and uploading them to be enjoyed by all players.
    * Elegantly Simple: No need for complex calculators and measuring tapes. Field Commander lets you focus on what's important – Strategy.




The ones I care about are turn-based and a focus on a single player portion.
2608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Suikoden 1 and 2 coming to PSP on: September 16, 2005, 12:58:19 PM
Like every cool sounding RPG for the PSP my only question is "is it confirmed for a US release?"
2609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy IV for GBA on: September 15, 2005, 12:46:18 AM
Is this 4 in the US or the Japanesse version or the little known Guam version? smile

Seriously which one is this?  Anyone got screenshots from the original?
2610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rebelstar Tactical Command Question on: September 12, 2005, 07:54:54 PM
Quote from: "stimpy"
Quote from: "farley2k"
Overall I am really enjoying the game and can't wait to get home to put more time into it.




IT"S A HANDHELD, DAMN IT. TAKE IT WITH YOU EVERYWHERE YOU GO!!!!!
PLAY IT AT WORK. UNDER THE DESK!!!! PLAY IT AT SCHOOL. LEARNING IS FOR CHUMPS!!!! :lol:



I just can't bring myself to become the type of geek who brings his handheld to work.  It just seems to cross a line into a realm of geekdom which I can't go to.
2611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rebelstar Tactical Command Question on: September 12, 2005, 03:44:05 PM
Quote from: "stimpy"
The lack of actual impressions for this game disturbs me.
For a title that seemed to be anticipated by quite a few people here, the fact that there are only a couple of short, not so glowing reviews so far, means that my copy will stay unopened. I have a feeling I am not alone.


You might not be alone but I am not with you.  I cracked open my copy as soon as I had it in my hot little hands.

I am on mission 10 or so now and I love it.  The grapics are very good and the gameplay is a lot of fun.  

Combat is exactly what I expected with TB strategy battles in buildings and outside.  You have a varitety of weapons and methods to kill the enemy (as they do you).  I think it moves along fairly quickly for a TB game but I have read other people saying the combat was slow.

The story....well it isn't the strong point really.  It is akin to a B grade horror movie but it is passible and sometimes interesting.  

Sound is good but there isn't a lot to say about it.


Overall I am really enjoying the game and can't wait to get home to put more time into it.
2612  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Untold Legends [PSP] on: September 09, 2005, 08:58:58 PM
PM replied!
2613  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Untold Legends [PSP] on: September 09, 2005, 05:37:29 PM
I would like to buy it from someone if anyone is interested in selling.

Let me know,

Thanks,

Farley
2614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Reason to buy 360 - Chromehounds on: September 09, 2005, 04:55:18 PM
Quote
SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA, Europe Ltd. today announced CHROMEHOUNDS for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.




They lost me.  It sounds like this will be an on-line game with - at best - a flimsy single player game.
2615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Reason to buy 360 - Chromehounds on: September 09, 2005, 02:46:01 PM
I love it!  It reminds me of Front Mission!  I love those games.  

Now I want to see it in action though.  I have found that screenshots for the next generation are always jaw dropping.
2616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] I am not a L33t HaXor....or something on: September 09, 2005, 02:44:06 PM
Quote from: "JayG"
Broken Sword looks amazing, but the cut scenes run a little slow. Amazing emu though, only one I use at the moment..



I was floored by how good Sam and Max looked.  If BS is as good or better I will check it out.

I am really amazed at how well these old adveture games have held up.  If they were released today I would buy them.  (especially if they worked out the interface a bit more for the PSP!)
2617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] I am not a L33t HaXor....or something on: September 09, 2005, 01:39:59 PM
I got Sam and Max: Hit the Road working on my PSP!  

I am amazed at how little info there is out there about how to do it.  I struggled a long time trying to figure out how to compress the sound file to a size which would fit on my memory stick (I only bought a 128 meg one).  Eventually I blundered on the right way but it wasn't intuitive.  

Now I am a l33t guy right?  smile
2618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got a PSP - where do I go? on: September 07, 2005, 07:20:14 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I've finally upgraded the firmware on my PSP.  That might because I've got everything I had on my PSP now on my Dell Axim. slywink  Mmmm....Sam and Max at 640x480 goodness.

You upgraded? Shame on you.

You'll be happy to know that the downgrader should be up and running in a few days. Revert that PSP back to where it should be - a powerful emulation machine that's portable. biggrin


Can't they crack 2.0?  Becuase it will be a pain to have to upgrade to play a game, then downgrade before playing an emulatory, then upgrade when you pop in the game again...
2619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Got a PSP - where do I go? on: September 06, 2005, 10:11:30 PM
I didn't want to post until I saw what version of the software I had but I lucked out and have 1.50!  

So I have my PSP, and my Sam & Max Hit the Road CD sitting here....where do I go to figure out how to put the game on the memory stick and play it?  I am clueless about this.

Any help would be great.

Thanks
2620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Faceplates- You gonna buy any? on: September 06, 2005, 01:03:18 PM
I will never get one, but it isn't aimed at me.  It is aimed at people who buy different faceplates for their cell phones, and have cool car rims.
2621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you use The Rod? (sfw, for now) on: September 06, 2005, 01:01:44 PM
Quote from: "happydog"
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Why not use this Rod to punish the child?  


That'll set those vagabond hearts straight.


Hmmm.... do I change the title to NSFW?  :shock:


You can't see nipples....
2622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / "Fanboys" on: September 04, 2005, 10:44:59 PM
It doesn't bother me anymore.  I decided I am a fanboy and  just accept that.
2623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Suikoden V scan + Suikoden Tactics Trailers on: September 02, 2005, 04:01:22 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"
Please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good.


Well so far it looks great!
2624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / First Rebelstar and now this. on: September 02, 2005, 02:33:36 PM
I think Disciples looks great!  I can't wait, of course without even a hint of a release date I guess I will be waiting but still it should be good when it hits!
2625  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / PSP and games and movies + Bose headphones for sale **GONE** on: September 01, 2005, 10:22:37 PM
I just PMed you.  Hope to hear from you soon.

Farley
2626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Thinking of buying a PSP - what should I know? on: September 01, 2005, 08:52:04 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Have a DS yet?


Of course!  I bought it when the price dropped.  Love that thing.
2627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Thinking of buying a PSP - what should I know? on: September 01, 2005, 08:13:45 PM
I think the critical mass of games I want to play has been reached with the PSP so I will be picking one up.  However it seems like a complicated system so I had some questions.

1. I would like to play Sam and Max (it is sitting in my basement on CD-ROM so I do own it).  Do I need to be careful which PSP I buy?  Meaning do new ones sold have updated firmware?  Which firmware should I make sure the machine has?

2. How big of a memory stick do I need?  It comes with a 32 meg one but I bet that is too small.

3. What is the best price?  I have seen them as low as $230 on Ebay for new ones but is that too risky?  

4. What else should I know?


Thanks
2628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Level 5 (Dark Cloud, DQ8) announces Rogue Galaxy on: August 31, 2005, 08:30:19 PM
Just watched the 8 minute trailer.  It looks very good but I really hope they don't try to throw everything and the kitchen sink into the game.

I really felt like Dark Cloud 2 tried to do to much.  Camera, world building, item creation, combat, story, etc., etc.  I know that some people really love an RPG with a ton to do but I get tired of having so many things to do.
2629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are you one of them? on: August 31, 2005, 02:36:00 PM
I was going to say I was since I stood outside Best Buy at like 5 in the morning to buy a PS2 on launch day but then I realized that was the only time I did that.

I bought my Xbox. GBA and Cube used and I just bought a DS because the price dropped.  

I guess I am not one of those people.  I am willing to wait which is my plan with the 360.
2630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GBA - Risk / Battleship / Clue any information? on: August 30, 2005, 05:17:21 PM
Yea!!! Someone will to take the bullet!  

Please post any impressions you have.
2631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GBA - Risk / Battleship / Clue any information? on: August 30, 2005, 03:25:16 PM
I saw this listed in this week's Target ad for $15 and I liked Risk quite a bit at one time.  However a lot depends on how well the computer plays, and how it looks.

I can't find any information or reviews of this though so I am suspicious.  Anyone have an links to actual information?
2632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CG editorial has made me have serious Xbox 360 2nd thoug on: August 20, 2005, 11:42:36 PM
Quote from: "Jumangi"
Quote from: "DiamondDecision"
 It's not even close.  Plus, I saw an ungodly demo of Unreal Tournament 3 running on PS3 software.  It was jaw dropping.

This is all coming from someone who owns an Xbox and has never owned a Playstation.


So? The 360 can run the Unreal 3 engine fine. Guilty Gear looks as good as anything out there right now.


Yes it does.  Of course Sony has a 6 month window for improved graphics, CPU, etc.  

It will be more powerful so it will look better.  That is the simple fact of putting it out later.  Did the Xbox look better than the PS2?
2633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which 360 Market share do you fall into? on: August 19, 2005, 01:00:16 PM
You don't have my option - wait for a year and see if they drop the price to compete with the PS3.
2634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [X360] Good News! Oblivion will NOT require the hard drive. on: August 18, 2005, 07:07:34 PM
Quote from: "Rowdy"

Why are you buying an XBox 360, a game console designed around Hi Def, Online gaming and wireless technology, if you intend to use 10% of the functionality?  Why not just keep your XBox, or better yet a PS1?



Games.  I can't play Oblivion on the Xbox.  

And, I may be wrong but won't games look better on the 360 - even without a HD TV?  I can't believe that without the HD TV they will only look as good as the current Xbox games.
2635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [X360] Good News! Oblivion will NOT require the hard drive. on: August 18, 2005, 07:04:51 PM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
Quote

I don't play on Live, so I don't need the headset or the wireless ethernet.
I don't have an HD TV, so I don't need the cables.
I don't sit on my couch but right in front of my TV, so I don't need a wireless controller.


But will all of those things be true in five years (or ten years, if Sony has its way)?  Accessories and the like don't really come down in price, so as HDTVs become cheaper and standard, those cables may be in your future.  I wouldn't say you're stupid.  Just maybe not prudent.

Also, you're going to ruin your eyes.  Sit on the couch.




Is the expected life cycle of the 360 really 5 years?  The Xbox launched Nov. of 2001...so 4 years.... Why would the development cycle slow down?
2636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [X360] Good News! Oblivion will NOT require the hard drive. on: August 18, 2005, 02:10:48 PM
Quote from: "Nick Bean"
Downloadable Content. That is what makes the HD worth owning. I post on another forum with a developer from Bethesda, he pointed out that Morrowind was the only game that really optimized the HD for the Xbox. He also said that buying the 360 with out the HD was stupid, just because of the value of the total package. I can't say that I disagree.


I posted this on GWJ but I think it fits here too.


Why am I stupid for not getting the $400 bundle?

I don't play on Live, so I don't need the headset or the wireless ethernet.
I don't have an HD TV, so I don't need the cables.
I don't sit on my couch but right in front of my TV, so I don't need a wireless controller.

The only advantage for me is HD caching. Well how much will that improve my life? $100 worth? $60 worth (since I will have to get a memory card)

I don't think I am a complete idiot - I think the $400 bundle sucks for anyone not playing on line.
2637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [X360] Good News! Oblivion will NOT require the hard drive. on: August 18, 2005, 02:27:37 AM
I wasn't worried about Oblivion.  I figure it, like every other game won't need the HD - which makes the HD useless - $100 extra for a memory card.
2638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 04:17:26 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
All games support the HDD.  Just they are developed where the HDD is not required.



But only for streaming and saving games right?  I guess that is something but then all you really get with the HDD is faster loading and not having to buy a memory card...
2639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 03:11:05 PM
This is just stolen from a post on Evil Avatar but rather than retype it and make it look like my own thoughs I decided to cut and paste to at least give the original poster credit - even if they never come here.

Quote
Originally Posted by kokyunage
I think this pretty much fucks them with the parents come Christmas time.

Parent: "Is that extra stuff required?"
Salesman: "No, you can purchase them later on if need be"
Parent: "Do games require a hard drive?"
Salesman: "No"
Parent: "Ok, little Jake doesn't need wireless. He's been fine with all our previous corded consoles. I'll take the cheaper one and a game"
Salesman: "Ok, good choice ma'am"

Stores/Salesmen DO NOT have any incentive to push the more expensive package. They make pennies on the complete set. The parents can come back later to buy the accessories which they make more of a margin on. Remember, many clueless parents actually trust the salesman advice in their local mall Gamestop/EB.



Parents don't understand gaming.  At Christmass, with a ton of other expensive stuff to buy, food to buy, etc. they will pick the cheapest way.

After all they will both play all the games so the extra stuff is just that - extra.
2640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Pre-Release Thread on: August 17, 2005, 02:40:44 PM
I also think this will help/encourage hackers.

With an optional HD you have to make it really easy to swap.  Sure it wasn't a big deterent but having to pop open your Xbox and do some digging to get the HD out to swap it did stop some folks from modding.  Now that is gone becuase the HD has to be swapable easily and without voiding the warrenty.

So now they just need to come up with a mod-chip and they can hack the whole thing.


And just generally having two versions will encourage hacking becuase people want to buy the cheaper version.  Then if a mod-chip is only $60 or so (what they are for the Xbox) then they can get a lot more from the 360 without having to buy the expensive version!  Yeah
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