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2681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disgaea 2 Impressions on: August 31, 2006, 04:11:58 PM
I loved the first one but I just never had enough time to commit to it.  The sequel seems to be even that means it is out for me. 

I really wish they would put out a smaller version of the game (meaning less to do) for those of us who are wimps when it comes to taking on long games.

2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Question of the CEENNTTUURRRRYY! on: August 12, 2006, 02:23:32 AM
I think the only good option is to donate that money to a charity and spend the time you would have spent playing on those consoles volunteering with those in need.  

Ultimately that will be more rewarding.....
2683  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/FT: Logitech G15 keyboard on: August 10, 2006, 08:22:51 PM
This keyboard for sale or trade.  

It is in perfect shape but I just love ergonomic keyboards, so I am switching back.  It is a great gaming keyboard and I will miss the lighting but I like the split keyboard more!

New they are $70 or so,  so I figure $40 would be good (not including shipping).  I honestly can't think of what to trade for but I have a PC, 360, PS2, DS, and a Cube so I will consider about anything.

PM me if your interested
2684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting better at fighting games on: August 01, 2006, 02:21:30 PM
In practice mode get so you can pull off the characters combos repeadly whenever you want.   Only when you have them memorized can you just whip them off during a fight.
2685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Andrea Yates Not Guilty on: July 27, 2006, 07:52:40 PM
Quote from: "Scott"

I'm sorry, whether psychotic or not, she deserves the death penalty.  If you are that evil, or that mentally ill, and commit such a heinous crime, I don't believe you get a second chance, period.

People recover from heart attacks every day.  Being so psychotic or mentally ill to kill five children?  I doubt they recover, and can ever function in society.  They need to be punished.  

But do you punish the person who had a heart attack for what happened while they were incapacitated?  

The voice of reason?  Five murdered children.  Five drowned children.  The children watched and tried to flee as they watched the other children murdered.  Voice of reason??????  

Concerning dealing with the mentally ill, yes warning is a voice of reason.  Obviously she had no "reason" when she committed the acts.  No one is saying she did.


Are all killers insane then?  Something has to be wrong to murder someone...

No actually it is very hard to get win an insanity plea.  It is not a very good defense becuase the bar is very high for proving it.

I'm sure it makes some people comfortable to know that

 there must be some excuse, or some nice, tidy bin we can file her in.  She wasn't evil, or a horrid person...  she should be cared for and cured, she deserves more chances, heck, she didn't know she ended the life of five people, can't blame her...

I don't think it makes anyone feel better or more comfortable.  They simply don't want to punish people for actions they were not responsible for.  

I suppose its common for mentally ill people, and psychotic people to drown children all the time, right?  A fairly common, curable sickness.  As a society, we just need to accept these hundreds of mentally ill child murderers, cure them, and let them get back to having children.  How could I not see that reason?

No one said anything of the sort.  This case is very uncommon which is probably why it got so much press.
2686  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Andrea Yates Not Guilty on: July 27, 2006, 01:52:46 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Scott"
What kind of precedents does this set?  People can now kill their children, and plead insanity?  How many children do people have to kill to be found not guilty now?

The precedent is that no matter what you do, if you have a good lawyer (or can act like it really well), you can plead insanity and get off of any crime.

The worst part? If later down in life, if she's judged as being able to return to society, she can. Even though she murdered 5 of her kids.

And I thought celebrities got off too easily.

On the other hand maybe she is bat shit insane.  Maybe, just maybe it wasn't something she could control at all and punishing her with prison would serve no purpose.
2687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Vice City Stories to be $50?! on: July 25, 2006, 03:40:35 PM
I am a little shocked but I guess if people want to spend that much they are right to charge that much.
2688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Vice City Stories to be $50?! on: July 25, 2006, 12:56:00 PM
According to Gamespot it will be $50.  

I cannot imagine paying that much for a handheld game but I guess if you have fewer units out there you need to charge more per game to make money.
2689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DS] Lunar: Dragon Song worth playing? on: July 17, 2006, 01:45:27 AM
I have held the game a couple times but I can't bring myself to buy it.  I have just heard to much bad stuff.

I think what finally tipped me over the edge was reading that you lost health when running on the map.  That is just piss poor game design.  It punishes the player for no reason what-so-ever.
2690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lamenting on the past - Favorite RPG of all time on: July 16, 2006, 12:17:20 AM
Perhaps it isn't old enough but I am going to go with KoToR.  I got to be a Jedi.  It just satisfied a childhood dream in a way that no other game has.
2691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wow. Download that Mass Effect trailer. on: July 13, 2006, 07:49:24 PM
When is this due out?
2692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DS] Great FF3 gameplay video on: July 13, 2006, 01:14:39 PM
I loved it!

It just feels wonderful to see this game updated like that.  I can't wait till it comes out!
2693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3's good points? on: July 05, 2006, 01:41:32 PM
Well if Blu-Ray wins it will be a very good point for the PS3.  

Other than should look better in the 2nd and 3rd generation games since it has more horsepower.  

What confuses me is that Sony officials keep talking about the potential of the PS3.  What potential?  It will be able to play movies and play video games.  That is it.  It won't be a DVR, a router, or control the thermostat in my house.    While it may do those two things extremly well I don't see how it has more "potential" than the 360 or any other game console.
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 30, 2006, 07:00:55 PM
Quote from: "Skeld"

The story is pretty interesting, and the dialogues are pretty consistently good. But farley make sure you collect all 108 stars! The "normal" ending just came out of nowhere and irks me to no end. The "good" ending is far more satisifying.

The first two possibles are exactly why I know I will not get all 108

The first, Cornelio, is time based so if you don't get him by a certain point you lose him....but I have no reason to go back to that town!  I woulc bet that most people miss him.

The second, Sairoh....well let me quote a FAQ "Sairoh is a hard character to get, if not the most annoying in the game.
First, you need to get him to ask you to lower the price of Salt.  This can be
a pain as it is.  The first chance he will do this is after you have defended
To get him to ask you to lower the price of salt, you'll have to wait until
the game RANDOMLY raises the salt price in the first place.  There is no way
to control this, though you may want to try to buy all the salt out of
multiple locations and then sell it back a few times to try and influence it a

So I have to wait until he randomly decides to lower the price!  Come on.  Just how much time do I really need to invest?

I cannot imagine how it would be possible to get all 108 stars without a FAQ or multiple play throughs.
2695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Release date for Final Fantasy 12 (I hate Romans) on: June 28, 2006, 07:37:46 PM
Acording to Worthplaying FF12 will be released in the US on October 31, 2006.

There is a lot of stuff coming out in the last part of this year!
2696  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider-Man's Back in Black on: June 28, 2006, 02:42:27 PM
I am interested but I can't imagine they can fit all that stuff in one movie.  3 villians and a love triangle, plus his own mental problems from the black suit.

I will see it but I can't imagine how they will provide quality time for all of those story lines.
2697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 26, 2006, 04:35:49 PM
Quote from: "Skeld"

The story is pretty interesting, and the dialogues are pretty consistently good. But farley make sure you collect all 108 stars! The "normal" ending just came out of nowhere and irks me to no end. The "good" ending is far more satisifying.

I figured that was the case but I just don't have time to obsess about completeness.  I can't imagine being able to get all 108 without a FAQ becuase I think some people you have to get at certain times and if you don't you are s.o.l.  

This is what Youtube is for.  I have alread watched all the endings for Final Fantasy 10!   I expect that I will be able to find the good ending for Suikoden when I am done.
2698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 23, 2006, 02:08:51 PM
Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"
Strange that I didn't notice any of that. Maybe I'm more forgiving than you about the slowdown since I didn't notice any slowdown when I played it.

You are also more forgiving than several reviews I have read which mention the slowdown issues.  You are a very good person smile

The only time it really, really jarred me was when leaving the castle to go to Stormfist.  It was very, very noticable and really there wasn't much going onbut there were several people standing around you could talk to.
2699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The programers for Suikoden 5 should be fired on: June 23, 2006, 01:31:42 PM
The writers should be given raises but the programers - boot their asses.  

This has to be the worst programed game I have ever played.  Frequent load screens, huge but sparse level design, slowdowns in many areas and very poor controller response are all the faults of the programers (well the sparse level design may have been someone elsees fault).  It is almost inexusable - and if the story and characters were not so good it would be out the door by now.  

I am just up to Stormfist and the story is really getting interesting but I am more and more fustrated with the quality of everything else.  I hit the button to bring up the menu and sometimes it doesn't even come up and when it does it is very slow.  I try to talk to people and generally have to wiggle around and hit the X button several times to get it to initiate conversation.   Then when I am in areas with over 10 people I start getting slowdowns!  

Man, this story better be kick-ass.
2700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / more sony BS? on: June 16, 2006, 05:33:29 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
It's missing a lot of ports, but what kind of ports are those?

2 HDMI outputs - I guess so you could send signal to two TVs?
2 ethernet ports - I believe they claimed the PS3 could be a router.  
2 USB ports - I really don't know the big deal since you could still use a USB hub I would think.
2701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 on computer monitor? on: June 16, 2006, 02:25:06 PM
How would one go about this?  I am tired of fighting my wife for the TV so it would be a great thing to be able to play my PS2 on the computer.   I have just picked up Suikoden V so I have 60 hours of time I need.  I can't imagine getting her away from the TV that long.

So what do I need?
2702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 15, 2006, 08:45:46 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
Cagcast question: If you could instantly have in your hands the sequel to one game you've played over any platform at any time and it would be guaranteed a top notch 10 rated game, what would you wish to have?


Final Fantasty 7 I think.  I loved the game but 8,9,10,etc. all use different characters, battle systems, worlds, etc.    I would love a true sequel.
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rule of Rose = Atlus will publish on: June 09, 2006, 05:50:05 PM
Quote from: "Tebunker"
The thing is that this game comes close to crossing the lines, but it doesn't. And it doesn't come close to the inappropriateness of a baby raping sim.

I completely agree that not all things should be published, and I am all for standards, but I am completely against knee jerk reactions by companies, and this seemed like an over-sensitive move on Sony's part.

Next time I won't use "guy speak" when I reference things like this, so as not to confuse the matter.

I honestly don't know if the game crosses a line, but after seeing the trailer I know it crosses my personal line.  

Of course this is what the rating system should deal with.  The game can be published but it should probably be AO.
2704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rule of Rose = Atlus will publish on: June 09, 2006, 01:15:57 PM
Quote from: "Tebunker"

Hell I don't even think I'll play the game but I don't want to see it not published because a publisher doesn't have the balls.

I am not sure how I feel about this.  Should any and every game be published no matter how violent/perverted/etc. the subject?  Should a baby raping sim be published just to show that american's "have the balls" to do it?

I think for me the answer is no.  We should have some things that don't get into video games/movies/etc.  I don't think that means we don't have balls but that we have standards.
2705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Windows Vista - 40 page preview on: June 02, 2006, 03:48:53 PM
After reading that whole article it seems like Vista is pointless for gamers - except for DirectX 10.  

The changes

Windows interface changes...which oddly are just things MACs have been able to do for a long time.

IP6 - great and nice but until all the routers, switches, etc. in the world support IP6 this will be unused.  

New games.  Big whoop.  (although I am addicted to Freecell)

More interface improvments concerning actually telling you what the heck is going on with windows.  Tha is nice but that isn't really a big enough change to buy an OS.

Generally I think Vista is a lot of pretty stuff which means nothing really.
2706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 3 News? on: May 16, 2006, 12:45:14 PM
I loved both games to varing degrees and I do hope they put out another one.  It is a very good setting I think since Lucas hasn't pissed all over it (I am sure in KoToR 3 he will demand that C3P0 makes an appearance)

However I am still annoyed at the huge gaps in KOTOR2.  I wanted to know what happened to the remote, the wookie, etc.  

For me it was like reading a mystery and then having the end botched.  No matter how good the writing up to that point, it still spoils the experience.
2707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Titan Quest Demo Coming on: May 10, 2006, 07:48:42 PM
Quote from: "siege"
It's fun, but don't expect anything innovative. The game is clearly inspired by Diablo II.

Yeah!! I loved D2 and I have been very disappointed by the clones so far.
2708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sony Press Conference on: May 09, 2006, 02:45:34 PM
This makes me sad  :cry:

I love my PS2.  I have spent far more hours with it than any other gaming system.  I love Final Fantasy as well.  However I will not pay that much for a console.
2709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 09, 2006, 02:41:14 PM
Quote from: "Soulchilde"
Quote from: "Arkon"

I don't care how hardcore of a gamer I am, pure economics put me out on the PS3 until a significant price drop, and by significant I mean when the premium system hits no more than $399.

I'm with Arkon here.  I am just as hard-core as anyone on this board, but damn if I'm spending 600 bucks on a gaming console.  I just can't justify it.   Maybe Sony will run a everytime10minute like contest for the NA market.  Thats the only way I willhave one at launch

I am in this boat as well.  I will be waiting.
2710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (5/8) on: May 08, 2006, 04:28:31 PM
Quote from: "warning"
Quote from: "Laner"
SiN Episodes: Emergence - Already pre-bought, pre-downloaded, and ready to go.



I have it pre-loaded but not bought.  $2 isn't a big enough savings for me to not wait for reviews.  

So I will be looking for posts in the PC gaming section by Warning, Laner, and Fellow.  If they are good, then I will buy.
2711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2: Episode One is preloading on Steam on: May 03, 2006, 05:17:23 PM
Quote from: "ScubaV"
Overpriced.  That translates to a 10-15 hour game for $50.  

Like Tomb Raider, Max Payne, God of War, etc.?  

Seems pretty much in line with normal pricing.
2712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / You need a component Switch Box? I got yours right here. on: May 02, 2006, 04:19:46 PM
I am wary of the auto senseing thing because of the TiVo.  The one pictured doesn't but some switch boxes to S-video, component, etc.  The TiVo is always on for taping so it seems that would screw up any autosensing feature.
2713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / When will the price of gasoline change your habits? on: April 26, 2006, 04:09:55 PM
It really doesn't for me.  

My tank is 15 gallons.  Prices have gone up .18 cents.  That means an increase of $2.70 per fill up.  That is nothing really - a couple less Diet Cokes (at $1.40 for the 20oz. ones), a movie rental, a bag of chips.
2714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rogue Galaxy coming to US in October on: April 26, 2006, 03:36:50 PM
This does look great.

I am probably in the minority but I hope they don't have as much stuff to do as Dark Cloud 2.  I got overwhelmed with all the stuff and eventually skiped the game.
2715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion for the PS3 and PSP on: April 26, 2006, 01:55:37 AM

Modojo has received word that video game developer Bethesda will be releasing a version of its recent Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion RPG title on Sony's next generation console, the PlayStation 3. Not necessarily a surprising move, however the porting doesn't appear to stop there as a PSP version is apparently also in development.
2716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / God of War 2 - trailer on: April 24, 2006, 03:17:06 PM
Holy Crap!  This looks incredible!

More info here

Now lets just pray they heard the bitching about the stupid "hell" level and added more of the stuff people loved.
2717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 to get processor upgrade in 2007 on: April 21, 2006, 04:07:36 PM
All it says is 2007. If it is end of 2007 that would be a full 2 years after release. With newer technology, 2 years is like a lifetime in refining. They are just continuing to improve the system.. They had to release it at some point.

True but now (as we have seen from comments already) users know that if they wait they will get a better machine.  

Sure eveyone does this to some degree but why hurt sales now for something which is at best 8 months away?  Why hurt your Christmass sales?
2718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MARKETPLACE - New Oblivion Quest Up - The Orrery on: April 17, 2006, 08:11:17 PM
From what I have read on Evil Avatar it can take around 15 minutes to complete the quest.  Hopefully it will offer some great reward becuase it certainly doesn't add a lot of playtime.
2719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on Flight 93 movie. [melancholy] on: April 17, 2006, 12:44:58 PM
Quote from: "Blackadar"
This movie is simply too much, too soon.  It's not that the story shouldn't be told.  But this is still a gaping wound in the American collective conscious.  

Platoon was done almost 15 years after the Vietnam War.  Munich was just released 30 years after the Israeli Olympic Team suffered their horrid fate.  JFK was made over 20 years after the assassination in Dallas.  Time heals.  This movie was made much, much too soon.

More and more things happen quickly in our society.  

We have TV shows about the Iraq war - which is still going on.  We have made for TV movies months after real life events (where husbands kill wives, or wives kill husbands, etc., etc.)

While I find the movie offensive, I think that 5 years is actually a pretty long time by today's standards.
2720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Well, this site is coming off of my favorites... on: April 13, 2006, 07:41:09 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
I still, to this day, can't get into a MGS game to save my life.

I am less picky, I guess.  I could get into Barbie's Dream House if it would save my life.  Tongue
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