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2641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360/PS3] Smackdown vs Raw 07 on: March 31, 2006, 04:56:29 PM
As is often the case the actual in game stuff looks a lot worse.  



What are the floating on?  Is this wrestling on an air hockey table so they all float?


And none of the screen shots say if it is the PS3 or 360 version.  I hate that.  I want to know.
2642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution Specs on IGN - Less Powerful than the Xbox 1 on: March 31, 2006, 01:36:05 PM
Quote from: "metallicorphan"
so,they are saying that it will be less powerful than the last xbox 1?.....

i thought that the gamecube was a great machine,so i guess anything better than that...would be...........better :?

but how will it be next gen?,are they still gonna call it next gen?

wont kids just rather buy an xbox1?

still,if there will be no other console that you see mario and zelda and metroid and starfox,i will definetly still be getting one



Exactly.  No kids won't just buy an xbox 1 because they want to play one of the games you mentioned.

Not every gamer is obsessed with processing power/graphics.  Looking at the excitement over Space Rangers 2 for the PC shows that gamers are interested (and thristy for) good games even if they don't have the cutting edge grapics, etc.
2643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Far Cry Intincts Predator review up at IGN on: March 30, 2006, 09:23:15 PM
http://And it isn't great

Quote
While the gameplay is practically identical to the Xbox, what about the graphics? Honestly, you're not going to be blown away by Far Cry Instincts Predator's visuals. The water looks great and animates well, the draw distance has been pushed back significantly and the lighting looks better, which makes for some strikingly pretty scenes. That's only on certain occasions, however. Most of the time, you're going to be staring at high-resolution Xbox textures, high-resolution Xbox characters, vehicle and weapon models, and high resolution Xbox fire effects. Enemies animate like they do in the Xbox version, the physics work exactly the same and the explosions look practically identical, though displayed at a higher resolution. Though there are certainly visual improvements over FCIE, FCIP doesn't look anywhere near as good as other games on the Xbox 360 like Call of Duty 2 or Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. Still, the framerate remains solid, which in a first-person shooter is one of the most important factors.


Feels like something I said earlier this week about this round of 360 releases - prettier rehashes.
2644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey's got a new costume... [Spoiler] on: March 30, 2006, 08:29:53 PM
Quote from: "Graham"
There have been some MAJOR SPOILERS posted online, apparently at Dark Horizons.  I don't want to see more than what I've already seen, but from what I have seen, sounds like Spider-Man 3 is going to go out with a bang.


We have the wonderful "spoiler" tag. smile
2645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wal-Mart to stop selling UMD movies on: March 30, 2006, 03:35:41 PM
It would be hard to count either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray out until they actually come out. smile


UMD on the other hand I think we can say is going to die.  

There is still no way other than the PSP to play UMD movies so if you are not into gaming you probably would never buy one.  They are expensive and, they often don't have as many extras.   I see that as pretty much the recipe for doom.
2646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wal-Mart to stop selling UMD movies on: March 30, 2006, 03:00:12 PM
According to Next Generation.


Quote
Retail reports are suggesting that Wal-Mart may be about to quit the UMD movie market, following a downward trend in sales. Hollywood studios are abandoning the format.



This would be a huge blow to Sony I would think.  Wal-Mart is the biggest retailer in the US and I believe they are the biggest movie seller as well.  To lose them would really doom UMD I would think.
2647  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revolution Specs on IGN - Less Powerful than the Xbox 1 on: March 30, 2006, 02:18:17 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"

Cause I didn't realise that part was in the article. I grabbed the text from another forum (Gaming Age) and they left that part out.

I would have left it in, if I had known. In fact, I will add it back now....since that seems to be what some fanboys here are clinging to, I see....cause you know those 5 words change EVERYTHING!  :lol:



I removed my other post as you addressed this, my appologise.  


And yes as has been pointed out those 5 words do change everything.   As was pointed out it is like only comparing clock speeds between AMD and Intel.  It is not a useful comparison.
2648  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [360] GRAW Saturday 4/1 at 4PM (central) on: March 29, 2006, 08:26:35 PM
Anyone up for some gaming Saturday?  I played my first time last night and had a blast so I am ready for some more!

I am thinking co-op mission play.
2649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Another big 360 release day! on: March 29, 2006, 07:19:38 PM
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Gamespot gave Rumble Roses a 6.6  It doesn't sound like it's worth $60.

If you go to the review (2nd page, last pic) there's a shot from the game that looks...err...halfway funny, halfway NSFW.  Limbo dance with swimsuit!  smile


There is a video of the limbo...game on IGN.  It was nice.
2650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another big 360 release day! on: March 29, 2006, 05:51:29 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Good points


I think what I really feel is that a FPS, a wrestling game, and a hack n slash are just pretty rehashes of well established genres.  There really isn't anything new there.  

That isn't bad but I just don't see this as a "big 360 release day".  It feels to me like what consoles shoudl be having every week or month.  


Here are this weeks releases (according to Gamers With Jobs)

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PC:
American Conquest: Divided Nation (03/27)
Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators (03/27)
UberSoldier (03/27)
Buccaneer's Bounty (03/27)
Neighbors from Hell: On Vacation (03/27)
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (03/28)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (03/28)
Daemonica (03/28)
Commuter Express v2.0 (03/28)
Shadowgrounds (03/28)
Mahjong Century (03/28)
Origin of the Species (03/29)
7 Wonders (03/29)

XBOX360:
Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires (03/28)
Far Cry: Instincts Predator (03/28)
Rumble Roses XX (03/28)
Top Spin 2 (03/29)

XBOX:
NBA Ballers: Phenom (03/27)
Far Cry: Instincts Evolution (03/28)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (03/28)

GAMECUBE:
Harvest Moon: Magic Melody (03/28)
Kao The Kangaroo Round 2 (03/29)

PS2:
NBA Ballers: Phenom (03/27)
Kingdom Hearts II (03/28)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (03/28)
Beatmania Bundle (03/28)
River King: A Wonderful Journey (03/28)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (03/28)
Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires (03/28)
Kao The Kangaroo Round 2 (03/29)

GBA:
Top Spin 2 (03/29)

DS:
Super Black Bass Fishing (03/28)
Top Spin 2 (03/29)

PSP:
Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code (03/27)
Kao Challengers (03/29)



Now to me it looks like the PS2 is having a bigger day - KH2, FSW:10 Hammers, GRAW, and Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires.
2651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another big 360 release day! on: March 29, 2006, 02:26:08 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Far Cry, Rumble Roses XX and Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires are all out today! Top Spin 2 will be out tomorrow.


Far Cry - prettier rehash of Xbox game.  I am sure it will have new levels, and some other tweaks but it is basically the same game redone.

Rumble Roses XX - I think the IGN review said it well "Rumble Roses XX isn't trying to be a great wrestling game; it's trying to give 13-year-old gamers a reason to lock their bedroom doors at night, and in that it succeeds. The wrestling is just a vehicle to get us there. But the sexy novelty of the Roses wears off quickly."

Dynasty Warriors 5 - How many times will gamers go back to the same game rehashed?  Again, like Far Cry I expect it will look prettier and have some new features but basically it is just another in the long line.  



I wouldn't say a big release day.  This is what a normal release week should look like - a few average games.
2652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Can I add friends from the Internet on: March 28, 2006, 04:35:27 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
Major Nelson just updated his Blog with the news that you can now add friends/manage your list on xbox.com.

Check it out the details on his blog here.

And only a few short days after someone asked the question slywink


Wow!  That was fast.


And a ton of you have requests now!
2653  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [360] Can I add friends from the Internet on: March 27, 2006, 05:18:39 PM
Saddly that is what it seemed to me but I was hoping I was wrong.  


I think I will take a USB keyboard home to help with adding names.
2654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Can I add friends from the Internet on: March 27, 2006, 04:34:31 PM
Typing names in on the 360 sucks. Not to mention I have to keep my browser up, look over, type, look over, type. If I could just add them from www.xbox.com or something I could cut/paste - it would be much, much easier.

Can I do that? I see no option for that when I go there but maybe I am missing something.
2655  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [360] Can I add friends from the Internet on: March 27, 2006, 04:02:29 PM
Typing names in on the 360 sucks.  Not to mention I have to keep my browser up, look over, type, look over, type.  If I could just add them from www.xbox.com or something I could cut/paste - it would be much, much easier.

Can I do that?  I see no option for that when I go there but maybe I am missing something.
2656  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 27, 2006, 03:28:26 PM
+ 1 to Purge for getting me a 360!  Thanks
2657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 23, 2006, 08:57:37 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
I have to wait til monday to play this.  Sure, I could technically play it on this min-spec machine at my parents' house, but why bother?

I love the Blunt tabard/icon/design thing.  There's an axe right smack in the middle of it.

I mean, you want two melee weapon categories, Swords and Everything Else, that's fine.  I think it would have been more professional to call the other category "Non-Blades" or even "Everything Else."  Calling it "Blunt" and having it include axes is just fucking retarded.

kathode, who the hell signed off on that?  I'd think it was a silly oversight, but then, someone made art depicting axes as Blunt weapons.



Obsess much?  

It has been known for a long time that would be the situation and yet it still just seems to drive you nuts.  

I suggest you just return the game because this one tiny issue seems to ruin the whole game for you.



Was it a good decission?  Probably not but it works, it is consistant, clear, and works fine so how long will you beat the same dead horse?
2658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Snakes On A Plane = R. HOLY CRAP!!! on: March 23, 2006, 08:53:40 PM
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Quote from: "farley2k"

They just need to point to this POS and say "audiences are stupid.  They like anything if is sounds stupid enough!  The problem with BloodRayne was it made to much sense!  Americans want dummber!"


Dummber?  :wink:


I am an America after all! smile
2659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is the 360 worth buying? on: March 23, 2006, 08:52:28 PM
Well I wanted one bad enough I had Purge buy one in Canada and ship it to me!

Of course I am banking on future releases.  I got it to play Oblivion and I hope that by the time I am done there are more games I want to play.   It sounds like you might be in the same boat - hoping to enjoy a couple games now and have others in the future.


I find it worth it but I am a video game junkie.
2660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Snakes On A Plane = R. HOLY CRAP!!! on: March 23, 2006, 08:47:50 PM
And then people wonder how Uwe Boll and other hacks like McG keep getting money.

They just need to point to this POS and say "audiences are stupid.  They like anything if is sounds stupid enough!  The problem with BloodRayne was it made to much sense!  Americans want dummber!"
2661  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Seeking Shadow Hearts: Covenant on: March 23, 2006, 02:28:50 PM
ATB I am in the same boat.  I have it if you have something good to trade.
2662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 22, 2006, 08:51:42 PM
Quote from: "Dimmona"

On a side note, I have to admit that I'm feeling a little underwhelmed with the graphics, especially after seeing all of those beautiful screenshots leading up to the release.  The skyboxes are exceptional, and the foliage looks great up close but the mipmapping, grass/rock/object popup, and fog usage makes me feel like I'm playing FarCry on an old PC.  It's probably still one of the best looking games out there, but I guess I was expecting a more consistent look after seeing all those purdy screenshots....


I feel this way a bit as well.  I guess I figured that with a console they couldn't really tweak shots but it seems like they did.
2663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 questions on: March 22, 2006, 06:18:58 PM


I am a happy panda....and I really wish I could find a picture I liked better.
2664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Use of Walthroughs & FAQs AKA: Just Completed Shadow Hea on: March 22, 2006, 04:28:32 PM
I use FAQs.  I very rarely play a game twice so I like to make sure I get the majority of stuff during my one playthrough.

SH:C was one of those games with tons of other stuff to do.
2665  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag List on: March 22, 2006, 04:23:53 PM
Finally got it all seutp!  

Gamertag = Farley2k
2666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 questions on: March 22, 2006, 03:45:38 PM
Well I got it all setup last night and played a bit of Oblivion.  I didn't get a chance to compare DVD playback so I still have my DVD player plugged in but I do like how Oblivion looks!


I get one free month of Live's Gold package so I will have to rent some on-line games and test it out.  


Lets see if I can put my gamer card into this...  and it can't be done.  frown

Oh well.  My gamertag is Farley2k if anyone sees me online.
2667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 09:57:16 PM
Nice, nice video

http://d65.yousendit.com/C/1Y3C28T8QHG6G2PDWGE8LPGQ0K/PICT4629.AVI


Well it sounds terrible, and the quality isn't good but it shows some actual gameplay of a no professional.


Oh and it may be NSFW becuase the player curses a lot...and sounds like a twit, but hey it is free gameplay footage
2668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 09:55:56 PM
Quote from: "Purge"
farley, looking forward to getting home? biggrin


Yes!! Of course my wife will want to spend "quality time" since she has been out of town. frown
2669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 09:21:18 PM
Quote from: "Griffinol"
I've never played Daggerfall or Morrowind before.  I recently got into Gothic 2, and loved it.  

Can anyone who's played both types of games before tell me if this is similar?  I understand Oblivion will be open ended, but have a story line in it also.  

What I'm looking for is a similar experience.  Since I haven't been able to pick up Gothic 1 and am eagerly waiting for Gothic 3, I'm hoping Oblivion will be the same type of enjoyment.

If you follow the story line, is it like Gothic?  How much bigger is the game world?  

Any other comparisons would be appreciated as I'm thinking about picking up this game today.

Thanks


It is as similar as any game out there except Gothic 1.  If you loved Gothic 2 I would say you will enjoy Oblivion.  

I am not sure if it is as tight of a story as Gothic 2.   The Elder Scrolls seems to favor very, very open ended gameplay.

Combat is a bit more simplistic in Oblivion, but it is very similar.  

Oblivion is much, much prettier but that is a given considering Gothic 2 looked average at best.  

Hope that helps
2670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Im getting sucked into the hype on: March 21, 2006, 05:23:31 PM
Quote from: "FlyingElvis"
The Elder Scrolls series isn't anything like KOTOR or Zelda. Those two are a bad comparison.

Better would be something like Gothic or Everquest, albeit without 2000 morons running around.



Perhaps but the original poster mentioned two games they had played.  While it may be more like some 3rd or 4th game it seems better to use the original posters games becuase they know about those games.
2671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV: Doctor Who *finally* comes to the US on: March 21, 2006, 04:57:19 PM
Quote from: "warning"
John Pertwee?  Wow.  I thought I was the only one who saw those episodes.  I liked him as the Doctor but I didn't like that he was trapped on Earth for much of his run.

Apparently word of mouth has it that the current run only gets better as it progresses.  The first two were apparently the weaker episodes.


But if he wasn't trapped on earth we wouldn't have

The Whomobile!

2672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Im getting sucked into the hype on: March 21, 2006, 04:21:27 PM
Quote from: "HankRaptor"
Never played Morrowind... Love the Zelda series... HATED KOTOR. Will I like Oblivion? It looks amazing, I dont like anything too heavy on RPG stats.. it bores me. Is the pace too slow?



The combat is more like Zelda than KOTOR since it is action rather than turn based but it is first person.  



I agree with the "rent it" suggestion.  I think you will know really quickly if you like the game.
2673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 questions on: March 21, 2006, 04:16:52 PM
Quote from: "Soulchilde"
1. Yes.  Also at the end of this month Verizon is sponsoring a Live! weekend, so you can play with us at the time if you choose



I know!  I am very excited about having it setup by the weekend.  I will be renting GRAW, should I also get COD2?  Which are more people playing?
2674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 questions on: March 21, 2006, 04:15:18 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
2) Horizontal, always. There's a reason as to why your PC CD drives are always horizontal - it puts extra strain on both the CD drive and the CD reader if you go vertical, as now you're fighting gravity.

3) I have the optional download from Microsoft on my laptop (WinXP SP2) that allows me to stream music to my 360. You can't do it with video though? I didn't know that. Then again, I wasn't interested in trying either.

4) So your DVD player is S-Video, and your 360 is under Component. Automatically, just based on that, your 360 will look better (assuming you have a Progressive Scan (480p) capable TV), as you can't output into Progressive without a Component connection.



2 - I wish they would make them flat then.  Both the Cube and the PS2 open from the top so nothing can go on top of them which means I will have to put something on top of the 360.  If it were flat that would be easier!

3 - Do you have a link to that?  I will head to www.xbox.com to see if I can find it but a link would be easier. smile  

4 - So it should be somewhat better.  But it is so much better that I will be shocked?  



Thank you all
2675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 questions on: March 21, 2006, 03:17:25 PM
Not three hundred and sixty questions but questions about the Xbox 360

So I finally will be getting one (UPS says it is on the truck for delivery) and I have a few questions about setup and that kind of thing.

1. If I stick with the silver package will I still be able to download demos, and games off live?  I know I won't be able to play on-line but that is fine but I would like to be able to get bejeweled! (after all I only have it for the PocketPC, and PC)  

2. Does vertical or horizontal matter?  I haven't decided yet what would look best but does it make any difference besides looks?

3. I know that I can't currently stream movies from my PC unless I have
Media Center edition or Vista but (for those of you who watch say the xbox scene) will there ever be a program I could run on the PC which would fake out the 360 so I could play video?  If I could just do that I could get rid of the original Xbox altogether since that is really all I do with that.  

4. My DVD player is going through S-video but the 360 will be component will DVDs look better on the 360?  If they would I could get rid of the DVD player.  (in case you can't tell I would like to limit the number of things I have running - right now I have a Cube, a PS2, DVD player, TiVo, and an Xbox.  I would love to limit some of that if the 360 can do any of the functions.)


Thanks, I will post more questions if I think of any.
2676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 02:57:44 AM
Quote from: "Hetz"


Except the only thing that is failing here is going to be you and your trolling.

Seriously, why don't you post this shit over at RPG Codex? You will be among your own kind over there and they will welcome this nonsense with open arms.


Dude, you get two versions of the game, you play for a few hours and this is what you give us?  



How about impressions?  Differences betwen PC and 360 version?  How about a few screen shots?  As I recall from when you got the 360 you are good at posting shots.  Some of your stuff looked great.  



Pleaes impress us with details instead of forum fighting.
2677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 20, 2006, 11:19:52 PM
Lets keep it civil.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

While lots of people may not agree with LE, he isn't attacking any specific poster so lets not start.
2678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Will my new DRL run oblivion, or will I need to get 360 ver? on: March 16, 2006, 07:06:40 PM
Quote
I wound up canceling my Alienware computer in favor of a Dell XPS machine. Long story -- concerns over AW support and turnaround time, reliability, etc.


I believe that Dell just bought Alienware so soon their service will be the same.  Of course that doesn't always mean improvement...just consistency.
2679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 16, 2006, 05:54:45 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
*sigh*

They got review copies at this German Website....here is what they say about the requirements for the PC:

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/?article_id=457821


Quote
if you want to play Oblivion in 1280x1024 and full details you need 3.8 Ghz minimum (!), 1 GB RAM and a GF 7800 GTX...



I am glad I got a 360!  While I used to enjoy PC upgrading it just isn't worth it for me anymore.
2680  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where are you from?? (Time for one of these threads) on: March 16, 2006, 05:20:38 PM
Quote from: "Purge"
I'm in the LANDTHATACTUALLYSELLSXBOX360'SATRETAIL . I export to the US, it would seem. Right Thin_J? Farley_2K? How about some Autistic Angel or Mikagami? Oh yeah... I'm the grandmaster pimp. biggrin



Your in the glorious land that apparently Microsoft likes.  Either that since every game isn't in French and English all other Canadians are boycotting the 360.
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