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2681  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HD-DVD, we have a (real) problem... on: January 14, 2007, 06:12:24 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 14, 2007, 04:46:34 PM

I think the idea is that if HD-DVD movies can be easily pirated while Blu-Ray movies cannot, studios will logically migrate all of their support over to the format that promises them the most secure profits. 


Most studios were already behind Blu-Ray but they keep making HD-DVD movies because there are more HD-DVD players out there so profit is higher. 
2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox 360 model confirmed by Paul Thurott on: January 14, 2007, 06:08:53 PM

Quote from: Kobra on January 14, 2007, 06:05:33 PM

Sorry, I have a Cube sitting next to the PS2 here, and everything on the PS2 looks *FAR* better than the Cube.  In fact, anything I have seen on the Wii is trumped by most of the stuff I am playing on the PS2.  There is no way to spin that.

 Roll Eyes  Yes, never let facts get in the way.


It would be hard to argue that there are not better looking games on the PS2, but that doesn't mean the hardware on the Cube is less powerful.  How good a game looks is often a reflection on the quality of the developer. 

Heck a lot of PS2 games I have look better than 360 games - so does that mean the PS2 is more powerful? 

2683  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Girl dies trying to get a Wii. on: January 14, 2007, 06:05:28 PM
I don't exactly see how the radio station is responsible.  People could die doing just about anything to excess.  It was an accident and I don't think that every accident must have someone responsible. 
2684  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Harmony 659 remote, and iPod mini 4 gig on: January 14, 2007, 01:30:36 AM
Harmony 659 - $50.  Works perfectly, but I want to get the Xbox 360 version so I have the xbox buttons.  No box, sorry.

iPod mini - $70.  It is 2nd gen, blue, and works perfectly.  I actually have all the boxes, etc. for this.


PM me if interested.

2685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Xbox 360 model confirmed by Paul Thurott on: January 14, 2007, 01:14:56 AM
Coming in late 2007 he claims on the Windows Weekly podcast he does with Leo Laporte.

Additionally he say that only the new 360 will have the ability to use IPTV.  I have to say that annoys me since I bought a  360 and don't want to buy a different model.

[rant]
Since MS got into the console market thing have changed to be more like the PC market and I don't like it.  Time  between new console models is getting shorter, and games are being shipped buggier since they know they can be patched later.  I moved away from PC gaming because I got sick of the patching and the upgrade cycle not it appears that is coming to the consoles....grrr...
2686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official NPD December Sales Figures on: January 12, 2007, 01:51:08 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 12, 2007, 05:03:15 AM

I think Microsoft should target Korea as their next big market.  Those guys are crazy in love with online PC games and almost all of their games are based around microtransations and such. 

 thumbsup

Great idea. 
2687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 11, 2007, 07:27:31 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on January 11, 2007, 04:04:43 PM

Yeah, JA2 is old news, as is Disciples 2.
But in May 05, we only heard that they were releasing them. This is a great update! We know now that "Visually Stunning Characters and terrain set the stage for the epic battle."

JUST GIVE US THE GAMES ALREADY! PLEASE! It isn't much to ask for.


What he said! 

This is like a thread about hot women with no pics.  The release date is the important thing and it is missing.
2688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Vista bad for gaming on: January 11, 2007, 04:27:24 PM
Personally I am excited for it and want to get it as soon as I can find a reasonably priced way to do so. 
2689  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mark McGwire: HOF Yes or no? on: January 10, 2007, 07:37:52 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on January 10, 2007, 12:08:19 AM

I am completely in favor of the following concept (proposed by others numerous times):

1) Admit McGuire to the Hall of Fame
2) His plaque very specifically states how he cheated.  It Includes how he half-assed a guilty/non-guilty speech on Capitol hill.
3) The entire group of power hitters and pitchers from this generation are in a section of the HoF together, with the overall notation about it being 'the steroid controversy era'

Bonds? Yep he gets in...with a VERY specific denotation about how his HR's went up in age, and he has now admitted to using 'the clear'.



I don't follow sports much but this seems like the best option.  Those players represent what baseball is and was during their time playing.  That history should be talked about, if not approved of.
2690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hellgate:London's multiplayer to be subscription based on: January 10, 2007, 05:51:29 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 10, 2007, 01:54:09 PM

Er, that's my whole point!  Hellgate is being specifically targeted as a successor to Diablo so the expectations are for it to have similar multiplayer content.  So as soon as you've made the argument "just ignore mp and play it for single player" then it's already going to come up short against Diablo 2.   The same is not true of Elder Scrolls so it was a poor comparison. 

Well...yeah....ummm....that makes sense. I think I misunderstood your point. retard
2691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hellgate:London's multiplayer to be subscription based on: January 10, 2007, 01:47:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 09, 2007, 09:39:54 PM

There is no large outcry that Oblivion is single player only with no mp support.  Can you imagine the outrage if Blizzard announced that Diablo 3 was single player only? 

Why would there be an outcry when Arena, Daggerfall, Redguard, and Morrowind didn't have MP support either - the elder scrolls games are not MP games. 

Meanwhile D1, and D2 both had strong MP parts so consumers can expect that more realistically.





2692  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CES News (Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, DVD, TV) on: January 09, 2007, 01:52:36 PM

Quote from: Arkon on January 09, 2007, 12:13:51 PM

Yes I did just say that.  Jack Bauer sucks cock and the show 24 is utter crap.

Everyone it entitled to their opinion however phrasing your opinion like this makes it seem like you are just trolling.  Please stop. 
2693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Zelda TP - % complete calculator on: January 09, 2007, 01:45:46 PM
In case you just have to know what % done you are - here is a web site to calculate it for you!

It could be considered spoilerish because it lists all the dungeons, mini-games, and how many of some items there are to collect.  However if you put in all the info about how far you are it will tell you what % done you are.

Man, geeks have a lot of spare time without that dating thing... smile


Personally

"You have completed 23.754666666667% of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess."
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Finished: The Greatest TBS of All Time on: January 08, 2007, 02:03:22 PM
I just didn't get AW.  I have played FE completely several times but AW just became a puzzle game to me.  There was generally a very specific way to beat each map and it was just trial and error to find it. 

2695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW --- READ AT YOUR OWN RISK on: January 06, 2007, 07:12:09 PM

Quote from: VynlSol on January 06, 2007, 06:09:50 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 02, 2007, 09:49:26 PM

I think we should discuss why people want or need to see this.  Especially people in the US.  I could almost understand why someone who was tortured or hurt by Saddam would want to see this...some kind of closure.  However Americans wanting to see a killing (however justified and legal) just seems sick.  Basically it is people getting their trills and enjoyment out of watching someone die.  And while Saddam was evil enjoying watching someone die says more about the person watching than it does about Saddam.



Did you watch it?

No.  I don't need to see that kind of thing. 
2696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Impressions (ongoing) on: January 05, 2007, 09:19:13 PM
Ahh, I remember when Hetz was getting ridiculed, tormented, etc. for his Oblivion fanboyism....wait isn't that on the 360?  ....mmmm  maybe, just maybe he likes games, gaming, and having a better entertainment setup than me smile  He is excitable, he is enthusiastic and as a somewhat jaded gamer I like seeing him post about his passion and joy.




On a mod note - lets not turn every thread where he posts into a pile on him thread (or pile on on anyone else for that matter)  We are all better than that. 




2697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: The War is Over!! on: January 05, 2007, 01:57:24 PM
This topic has been moved to Off Topic since it is not gaming stuff...unless they are putting games on HD-DVDs now.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=17339.0
2698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yggdra Union (GBA) on: January 04, 2007, 03:07:40 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on November 28, 2006, 04:19:26 AM

spent a few hours with this tonight, & it's every bit as pretty & as clever as dante says - lots of stuff to consider, tactics-wise - almost like fire emblem on steroids smile ...

well worth grabbing if you want a good strategy fix. unique, tough, & fun...

More like on speed.  Faster, frantic, and almost nonsensical. 

I am enjoying the game but it is just overly complicated.  They could have tossed a few things and had a tighter game.  Get rid of the "push left or right" to power up. 

For the life of me I can't figure out how to figure before hand had much "moral" (sometimes call hitpoints Tongue) will be lost if I lose or how much the other guy will lose. 


It is fun enough, and I like the Sting feel so I will keep playing but I wich they would have done a few thing differently.
2699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best ideas/suggestions on what to do with the backlog on: January 03, 2007, 09:53:08 PM
I think with games like Disgaea you have to decide if you want to finish the game or really max out the game.  You can finish the game in a pretty reasonable time (heck Laharal can beat most maps singlehandedly with some training) but to really max out the characters, items etc. can take 100s of hours.  So set a goal of just finishing the game. 
2700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a new DS game on: January 03, 2007, 02:00:12 AM
Phoenix Wright, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin



I am a cheapass gamer so I say M&L:PiT and Phoenix Wright.  They have been out long enough to be at a lower price used.  They are both A+ games so you will be entertained for hours and when you are done you can get C:PoR used! 

2701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII TV ads have started....in Japan on: January 03, 2007, 01:50:48 AM
Will this be out for the Wii or 360?    crybaby

If not I will not watch the link.  I won't think about the game, I won't drool over it, I will pretend it doesn't exist.

I am just not going to buy a PS3.  I don't know what made me decide that, but at some point with all the hype I just got tired of Sony.  It was clear they were not out to help gamers but to get a Bluray player in every home.  Well I don't have an HDTV so I really don't give a hoot about Blueray, or HD-DVD. 

The sad part of that is that they are dragging one of my favorite franchises along with them. 
2702  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW --- READ AT YOUR OWN RISK on: January 02, 2007, 09:49:26 PM
I think we should discuss why people want or need to see this.  Especially people in the US.  I could almost understand why someone who was tortured or hurt by Saddam would want to see this...some kind of closure.  However Americans wanting to see a killing (however justified and legal) just seems sick.  Basically it is people getting their trills and enjoyment out of watching someone die.  And while Saddam was evil enjoying watching someone die says more about the person watching than it does about Saddam.

2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your 2007 Console Predictions on: January 02, 2007, 06:24:06 PM
The Wii will actually be the sales leader this year.  Hardcore gamers will still complain about "kiddie" titles, and lack of graphics but families will rush to get it. 
2704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Years Resolutions on: January 01, 2007, 01:25:11 AM
Got any?


Since this is a gaming site I will say my gaming ones

I want to finish games which I start.  Not necessarily to where the developer meant,  but until I am really done.  For some games like Max Payne, Tron 2.0 and a couple other that may mean multiple plays through the whole game.  For others like Final Fantasy 3 it might mean stopping before even finishing.  I am just sick of having a backlog of games I want to finish but never do - stuff like Resident Evil 4, Paper Mario 2, Disgaea, and HL2:Episode 1. 

Along with that I want to focus on each game.  I get distracted, I move away, I see a preview, or a suffer a bout of "forum effect" and suddenly I am off playing a game I never thought about. 

So I want to focus on Zelda (wii), Disgaea (ps2), Space Ranger 2 (pc), Neverwinter Nights 2 (pc). Yggdra Union (GBA), and Final Fantasy 5 (gba).  I know that seems like a lot but that is what I have started right now! 


So what are yours?

2705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console Sales (Nov-Dec): 360 Triumphant, but Wii Wins the Hearts and Minds on: January 01, 2007, 01:10:02 AM
Isn't it nice that the same thread, over and over can happen?  It is sort of comforting to know that we will always have these arguments.


Personally I don't get it.  I am perfectly willing to bet that MS will sell more 360s than Nintendo will sell Wiis.  Of course since being "#1 in sales" isn't the business model that Nintendo is using it is a pointless comparison.  In other words another statement I am perfectly willing to agree to is that Nintendo will make a higher profit on each Wii sold.  There is only one reason that MS and Sony can fight the way they are - they are huge.  Neither company could sustain the types of loses their gaming divisions do without the support of the rest of the company.  Those two companies are fighting a different battle, with different goals. 

So, anyway yah MS will sell more 360s...and it won't mean crap to the investors in Nintendo because they will still be making money. 
2706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Saddam to Be Excuted this Weekend on: December 30, 2006, 03:40:01 AM
Well that is done.  CNN is reporting he was hung...well hung....smile   Sorry, a little gallows humor.

2707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FF12: Revenant Wings images on: December 29, 2006, 05:05:29 PM
I saw these images on "The Magic Box" and thought others might like seeing them. 

Here is one of the "in battle" shots.

2708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Twighlight Princess or Wind Waker? on: December 29, 2006, 02:06:15 PM
I am only 10 or so hours into TP but visually I think I like WW better.  I loved Dragon Quest 8 as well....I love cell shading.  I think it is just beautiful and makes me aways interested in watching the screen.   

I also liked the lighter story of WW better but I haven't finished TP so that might change.  I have to say the darker story of TP doesn't impress me.  I can get dark stories by watching the news, reading the paper, etc.  I play games to escape from that world.  However TP isn't terribly dark so it isn't a big problem. 

2709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good 'old school' RPG for the DS? on: December 29, 2006, 03:08:56 AM

Quote from: Jag on December 28, 2006, 11:23:19 PM

Looking for a good old school type RPG. I played Legend on my PDA, which was fun. I know FF has a bunch of DS games, but not sure if that's what i'm looking for. Just a simple hack n' slash with character development, that's not too twitchy. Sort of like the old Gold Box SSI games.



There are tons of RPGs for the system but nothing quite like the old Gold Box SSI games.  It would be wonderful if there were. 

I just finished Final Fantasy 3 and it is a great old school RPG.  Well worth the time if you like JRPGs.
2710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'no receipt' return. Ethical or Theivery on: December 28, 2006, 09:22:02 PM

Quote from: Kobra on December 28, 2006, 08:53:38 PM

As someone that operated retail locations as a General Manager or higher, I can say these companies will not bat an eyelid when it comes to fucking over the customer when they have the chance.  So why play nice when they don't?


Personal ethics isn't about how others treat you but how you treat others.  Trite maybe but just because someone does something wrong to you doesn't mean you are right to do something back. 


2711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'no receipt' return. Ethical or Theivery on: December 28, 2006, 08:06:37 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on December 28, 2006, 07:37:03 PM

It'd be one thing to try do something like that to a 'grandma and grandpa' type of store where the family runs it and they actually depend on turning profits to feed the family, but a giant beast like Walmart.. hell, $5 is like a 1/100 of a penny to you and me. Would you notice it's missing?

So theft isn't wrong unless it is either a. on a large scale or b. it is to a small business/poor person.   


Since all gamer ethical debates bring this in - what about piracy?  It is ok to steal a game for EA but not the makers for Space Rangers 2?  If not why is that different than it being ok to screw over Wal-Mart?
2712  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'no receipt' return. Ethical or Theivery on: December 28, 2006, 08:03:00 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on December 28, 2006, 07:37:03 PM

Making $5 at the expense of Walmart? That's surely going to put the super giant out of business!  icon_rolleyes


As I tried to say it isn't as unethical as some things but it is still unethical.  I think of "unethical" as a sliding scale.  Murder on one end and things like not telling the clerk they gave you too much change on the other. 

2713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'no receipt' return. Ethical or Theivery on: December 28, 2006, 07:25:48 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 28, 2006, 05:50:59 PM

Is it unethical to purchase something at an online retailer and then return it at a B&M store for store credit valued at more than what was originally paid?


Of course it is.  You paid $10 for an item and you returned it for $15 in store credit.  You made $5 at the expense of Target/Wal-Mart/etc.   Now is it as unethical as lying to your spouse, murder, or robbery....probably not.  However it is unethical.
2714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Can I find Disagea? on: December 28, 2006, 02:28:43 PM
My local shop had it for $30.  I traded in Disagea 2 and still had $20 in credit...smile  Now I need to decide what else to buy!

2715  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [traded] FS/FT: Elite Beat Agents, and Final Fantasy 3 on: December 28, 2006, 01:47:46 AM
I am finished with these two great games and am looking to sell or trade.  My wants are: Final Fantasy V (gba), Gears of War (360), and Neverwinter Nights 2 (pc) but I will consider anything so don't hesitate to PM me.


Thanks,
2716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone have the Disagea guide to send me? on: December 27, 2006, 08:43:14 PM
Doublejump offered this for a free download but they yanked  it because people were selling their .pdf on ebay.  Personally I think anyone stupid enough to buy something they can download for free deserves to be parted from their money but I can see Doubljump not wanting to allow this kind of thing. 

However since it was free I was hoping that someone around here downloaded it and might still have it.  If you do and would be willing to email it to me (or if you have a place I can download it) please PM me.  I am reading the stuff on Gamefaqs but I heard the doublejump guide was very good.


Thanks
2717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Can I find Disagea? on: December 26, 2006, 02:41:34 AM
I believe this was re-released recently or was going to be...is it available again?  I got Disagea 2 for Christmas but I would prefer to play the first one if I can find it. 
2718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Woot! sells PS3s (sold out) on: December 22, 2006, 09:59:42 PM
I am going to assume you were not purposely continuing the baiting going on in this thread but even so I am locking this thread now since it is kinda obvious that we don't need more of this kind of thing.

2719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IGN's Best of PC Games list on: December 22, 2006, 03:12:12 PM
Not a bad list, pretty much what most people are saying it seems...except "best story" - Oblivion?  Oblivion?  Did it even have a story?  All I recall is a cliched "nameless" hero saves world story. 
2720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 is one of Time's "failures of the year 2006" on: December 21, 2006, 05:58:36 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 21, 2006, 05:12:59 PM

It honestly amazes me that people are so stupid as to spend $100 more for features they don't need.

gellar

The PS3 is all features most people don't need.  If you don't care about HD movies the whole Blu-Ray thing is pointless.  And honestly the number of great, cheap games on the PS2 makes the PS3 pretty pointless from a gameplayer perspective. 

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