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2721  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight - Child Friendly? on: July 24, 2008, 02:19:26 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 24, 2008, 01:14:07 PM

Quote from: SuperHiro on July 24, 2008, 03:13:29 AM

It's about one sex scene away from an R rating, I wouldn't unless your kid is pretty mature.

Err, even a Bob the Builder movie would be one sex scene away from an R rating.

"Scoop, Muck and Dizzy have so much to do.  Screwing and fucking till their blue...."
2722  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Thank you sir may I have another? LTB original iPhone on: July 23, 2008, 05:57:38 PM
What is the going price these days?  I have a friend who was picking up his new 3G one today and he asked how much he could get for his old one.  I wasn't sure what to say.

2723  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight - Child Friendly? on: July 23, 2008, 02:23:21 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on July 23, 2008, 01:17:39 AM

Ultimately, I think it really depends on the kid.  My two younger daughters, both 9, are not aloud to watch this movie so they stayed with their aunt.  They are still in that phase where it is sometimes hard for them to not realize that things on television and at the movies are not real.


Can't we say that about anything though?  I can easily point out people who smoke and are fine. 

Guidelines are always about averages. 
2724  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: Older laptop on: July 18, 2008, 08:39:25 PM
I want a laptop just for surfing the web and maybe to edit a document on Google docs - so nothing too powerful or new.  I also don't care about an OS.  My main wish is for something cheap. 

If someone has one around that they would let go for around $200-250 let me know.

2725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How much is a used 40 gig PS3 worth? on: July 07, 2008, 01:45:39 AM
I love my PS3 but I am getting the itch for some backwards compatibility so I am thinking about selling my 40 gig model and buying a used 20, 60 or 80.   What I am wondering is how much extra that is going to cost me so I need to have an idea what a 40 gig one goes for.  Anyone know the value.

Oh and if anyone has any interest in trading a 20, 60, or 80 gig PS3 for a 4 month old 40 gig one let me know! smile

2726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Etrian Odyssey 2 is available now at Gamestop on: June 18, 2008, 08:36:07 PM
You people are nuts!  Tongue

I hope you enjoy it but it was a grind from hell for me.  I am glad I stopped playing.
2727  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warren Spector: games are too long! on: June 18, 2008, 07:47:22 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 18, 2008, 07:24:49 PM

Like I said in the previous post, RPGs are the exception. It's all part of the gameplay.

Well I didn't read that.... icon_razz
2728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warren Spector: games are too long! on: June 18, 2008, 07:22:30 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 18, 2008, 07:02:46 PM

And there's also the factor of consolizing. Games have more and more been designed for consoles first, and PCs last. Console gamers I think tend to have short attention spans, where games are designed with smaller levels so that people can feel they can play "bite sized" game sessions. They haven't been designed with patience in mind, but for twitchy minds.

That is just silly.  People put hundreds of hours into console games.  Franchies like Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Dragon Quest have some of the longest games ever.  No one who has played through Final Fantasy 7 and leveled up enough to beat Emerald and Ruby Weapons can be said to have a short attention span.
2729  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Etrian Odyssey 2 is available now at Gamestop on: June 18, 2008, 03:16:08 PM

Quote from: EddieA on June 16, 2008, 06:13:06 AM

I love making my own maps, and the game really gives you the feeling that you're explorers mapping out an uncharted dungeon. 

But isn't the map the same for everyone?  So you are not making your own map, you are just filling in the exisiting map.  That is just really common. Most games where it happens though the dungeons are random (Diablo 2, etc.) but are they random in EO2?
2730  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Homebrew. What are the must haves? on: June 18, 2008, 03:06:26 PM
Yeah.  I can't thiink of any really great homebrew apps.  I have emulators for the old SNES, and PSOne games, and games ripped from UMD so I don't have to carry a bunch of them with me.  Other than that there really isn't a lot I have seen.

2731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone 3G announced - only $199 for 8GB on: June 10, 2008, 12:26:56 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 09, 2008, 07:14:12 PM

When you guys upgrade your iPhones, think of me.  I seriously want one of these and I'd be glad to pick up one or two of yours. smile

I am with you.  I really would like to find one when someone upgrades. 

I wonder what the price will settle out to be when people start selling them.
2732  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Advice, June 2008 on: June 02, 2008, 02:11:48 AM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on June 01, 2008, 11:14:55 PM

Interesting. Thanks.

So there aren't multiple versions of the PSP to choose from, like the PS3, with different memory configurations and stuff? I should just get whatever the latest type is?

Not really.  All the new PSPs you can buy are the same hardware they are just painted differently.  You can still buy the old version used.  The old one is often referred to as the "fat" version and the new is called "slim." 

To really use many of the PSP functions you will need a large memory stick.  The default stick is too small to hold movies or much music. 

If you wish into homebrew and hacking your PSP just do a google search for either of those terms and PSP - and be ready to learn a lot!

Personally you can't go wrong with the God of War bundle.  The PSP looks neat, the game is great and the price is good. 

Enjoy they are a lot of fun.
2733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fallout 3 image used on Al-Qaeda web site on: May 30, 2008, 03:28:04 PM
I saw this article and drawing which says

"Washington is laid to waste. The Capitol is a blackened, smoking ruin. The White House has been razed. Countless thousands are dead.

This is the apocalyptic scene terrorists hope to create if they ever get their hands on a nuclear bomb.

The computer-generated image below was posted on an Islamic extremists' website yesterday. "

And I think the art is stolen from Fallout 3!  Wonder if Bethesda will be getting a few calls?
2734  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Episode V: The Obama Strikes Back... on: May 19, 2008, 02:48:30 AM
Lets all relax, take a deep breath. and cam down for the night. 

I am sitting here watching Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark in prep for the new movie and I would be happier if there were no more reported posts about this thread.
2735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: May 03, 2008, 02:14:04 AM
Wonderful, wonderful movie.  Loved every minute of it.  It was my favorite "origin" superhero movie so far.  I really loved Batman Begins but this had enough lightness and humor that I think I will find it more re-watchable. 

2736  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want this RPG for the PSP on: April 25, 2008, 01:37:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 24, 2008, 10:51:45 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 24, 2008, 06:54:44 PM

I want this to make its way to the US.  It looks just like the old Wizardry games
I would post screenshots but I can't seem to be able to copy the links to the pictures.  Sorry. 

Looks exactly like Etrian Odyssey.

Yes but I am hoping for something better than EO.  EO would have been better if they got rid of the stupid mapping thing.  Everyone's map came out the same so you didn't "build the dungeon" you just uncovered the map same as tons of other RPGs. 

Also it was a pain the butt to go back to town which made the first part of the game a drag.
2737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I want this RPG for the PSP on: April 24, 2008, 06:54:44 PM
I want this to make its way to the US.  It looks just like the old Wizardry games
I would post screenshots but I can't seem to be able to copy the links to the pictures.  Sorry. 
2738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on: April 19, 2008, 05:55:20 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on April 19, 2008, 03:46:30 PM


I bought it when I got my PS3 at Christmas - played it for a few hours but didn't get sucked in enough to keep playing. I plan on going back and giving it another go but at the time -- it was just missing that "fun factor".

as I recall I was ...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Probably about 30 minutes after your 'friend' was killed and just making my way from big gunfight battle after big gunfight battle at different ruins

Was i just not far enough in?

There is far more gunplay than puzzle solving so if that wasn't enjoyable for you the rest of the game won't impress you too much.

2739  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who Season 4 on: April 10, 2008, 01:49:55 AM
It is great to have a companion who doesn't want to jump the doctor.   I like her and I hope they let her be smart and not need to be rescued by him.

2740  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Stupid attempt at region locking - Dr. Who releated on: April 06, 2008, 01:52:33 PM
I was reading up about the new season of Dr. Who this morning, and was really excited to read that I could watch the who first episode at the BBC website!  However when I went there I was told that only IPs in the UK could watch.  Dumb asses.  The fist thing I did was head to a torrent search site - and whola!  I found it.  Now BBC gets less hits on their web page.  Great job. 

And even if I wasn't happy to torrent it I could easily use a proxy server in the UK to watch the episode. 

Do they not understand how the Internet works?  It is like there is a fundamental flaw in how they understand the web.

(oh and it is 38.6% done now!  I think it is actually faster this way than their web site.)
2741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and the Nyko remote on: March 26, 2008, 02:27:01 AM

Quote from: Calvin on March 24, 2008, 05:49:33 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 24, 2008, 01:59:19 AM

I have almost got my Harmony remote programed but I have noticed that when the dongle is plugged into the PS3 it likes to take spot 1 and when I turn on the controller it takes spot 2.  This confuses the crap out of Uncharted so I end up having to unplug the remote until the controller gets spot 1. 

Is there any way around this?  What kind of idiots require that a controller be in spot 1?  Annoying.

Did you actually have to get a new remote to get a dongle to do this or were you able to get a dongle for the Sony BR remote?

I got the Nyko Blue Wave remote.  I basically tossed the remote and am just using the dongle.  I think when I bought it it was only $14.00 though. 
2742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and the Nyko remote on: March 24, 2008, 11:22:10 PM

Quote from: Chaz on March 24, 2008, 02:23:03 AM

I think Sony gives priority to any devices plugged into the USB slots.  I thought that if you pressed the PS button on the controller, you'd be given the option to reassign controller slots, or maybe that's just between wireless controllers.

That is just stupid.  So when people talk about plugging in a USB drive with music or movies on it they run into this problem as well?  What nit witt thought that was the best priority order?

2743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 and the Nyko remote on: March 24, 2008, 01:59:19 AM
I have almost got my Harmony remote programed but I have noticed that when the dongle is plugged into the PS3 it likes to take spot 1 and when I turn on the controller it takes spot 2.  This confuses the crap out of Uncharted so I end up having to unplug the remote until the controller gets spot 1. 

Is there any way around this?  What kind of idiots require that a controller be in spot 1?  Annoying.

2744  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial PS3 Network Name REQUEST THREAD on: March 16, 2008, 10:25:03 PM
Got mine all setup finally...well except the nyko remote which will require tweaking.

2745  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Come fold with us - team GamingTrend - 60205 (PS3 & PC) on: March 16, 2008, 05:38:06 PM
I just joined up!  Now I need to set my options up so it doesn't run all the time.  The thing is quite but I can hear it when there is nothing else making noise.

2746  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP piracy on: March 11, 2008, 10:16:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 11, 2008, 01:33:26 AM

In my mind the PSP is very much a sort of "gateway drug" for piracy. 

Really?  In order to pirate on the PSP you have to have a PC and know how to use torrent/pirate I would think that most people pirate PC games first. 

Of course that is just gaming pirating.  I would bet that 90% of people pirate a movie or a song before they move to games.

Not that it really matters I just wonder what the real "gateway" is. 
2747  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP piracy on: March 10, 2008, 02:25:16 AM
Pirating on the PSP is easy and fast...same with the DS, the PS2, Xbox (original) and of course PCs.  So far only the 360 and PS3 are hard to crack (but not impossible).  So the lesson is (to me) make a strong online component so hacking is harder. 

2748  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: * lowered price* FS: Mass Effect (360) on: March 05, 2008, 12:08:49 AM
Post so this thread goes back on the front page and people may notice!
2749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why doesn't god want me to get a PS3? on: March 03, 2008, 03:19:32 AM
I finally decided to buy a PS3 andsigned up  there was a great deal at the sonystyle store where if you get on of their credit cards you get $100 off your first purchase.  I signed up for it and got it yesterday...I quickly went to the sonystyle store and ....they are out of stock!  The sony store is out of sony products!  So now I sit on a credit card I don't want waiting for sony to stock their own store.

2750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: March 03, 2008, 01:36:51 AM

Quote from: kathode on March 01, 2008, 08:12:14 PM

I'd like to slap whoever thought of the torch minigame and everything leading up to it right in the face.  What a waste of time.

I actually think there must have been a staff member whose whole job was to kill the emotional impact of scenes.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Mother dies - stupid fetch quest
Grandma suffering - stupid song
Mother resurrects kids - stupid sprint with timer to escape crashing station.
They have done a great job of ruining every time when the player should be impacted.
2751  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dads... Recommend a convertible carseat? on: February 22, 2008, 11:15:09 PM
I wouldn't have thought so either but after trying them both out in the store we went with a Britax one.  Go to Target and try them out.  I don't know why it is so hard to get the cinch strap right but a lot of models fail!  I thought the Britax was just a brand thing but the seat just feels more solid, it is has far better padding, and the straps are much easier to use. 

We figured that putting a child in 2-3 times a day every day pretty much made this one of our most used items - hell we use the stove less!  So we went for what we felt was the best one we tried.
2752  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: February 21, 2008, 12:24:30 AM

Quote from: Xmann on February 19, 2008, 02:44:30 PM

sigh....i've already reached a point where i quit every single rpg i try.......boss battles.   i really really like this game alot, but i'm already at a point where i'm frustrated to the point of quitting.

spoilers below!!!!!

Spoiler for Hiden:

i'm at the first boss and he just whips my butt.   i can beat him once, but not even close the 2nd time.   i equip the yellow band and i use my anti-paralyze items, but they hammer my health so low all i can do is use turns on healing and never use damage spells.   i have no clue as to how and beat him the second time.

Spoiler for Hiden:
1. I went back to the main town and bought a bunch of aqua bombs.  That way all three characters can do 200-250 damage to him each round.
2. You only need to kill 2-3 of the little guys.  They just re-appear anyway.  You want to kill a few so the boss doesn't absorb to much magic too quickly. 
3. If you have a power drink giving in to Kaim will make him strong enough to kill the little guys with one blow.  So a round can be him killing, Seth using a bomb, and Jansen casting.  Once a couple are dead switch to Kaim using bombs.  That way you are doing roughly 600 points damage per round.  The monster has 1800 (roughly) in each round so that is only 3-4 hits! 
4. Remember Kaim and Seth learn skills when they wear an item so you can have both of them learn anti-paralysis before the fight, then have Jansen wear the yellow band - thus all three are immune to paralysis!

Hope that helps.  It is a lot tougher than most RPGs anymore. 
2753  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Odyssey - new trailer and impressions on: February 21, 2008, 12:17:28 AM

Quote from: mikeg on February 20, 2008, 11:20:09 PM

Okay, as a person who has only played one rpg in my life-Mass Effect, answer me something.  I understand that FF games are big for what they call 'grinding' or building up your character with mindless side quests that have absolutely nothing to do with the main story.  Does this game have alot of that, dare I say it, crap?  And if so, can you get through the game and skip all that? 

I might like it if I don't have to roam around endlessly with little to no direction and don't have to do unrelated side quests.  I might even be able to endure the turn-based combat for a great story and interesting characters.  That stuff, more than anything, is what I am looking for in most games.

It does have mild grinding.  You will notice a point before each boss fight where your characters just get squat for XP at that point you should be able to take on the boss.  Keep in mind this game is harder than most RPGs in recent memory so you often have to find a specific strategy to beat the boss.  So if you run quickly through an area you might not be a high enough level to take on a boss but generally you don't have to do much grinding. 

I do find it odd that someone who played Mass Effect would be concerned about side quests which have nothing to do with the main story!  smile

2754  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / * lowered price* FS: Mass Effect (360) on: February 16, 2008, 02:53:01 AM
I am done with it so if anyone is interested PM me.  I am looking for $35 shipped but offers are welcome.


2755  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Suikoden II - annoying. on: February 05, 2008, 02:23:33 PM
I finally got around to ripping my copy and putting it on my PSP (BTW easy and plays great!) and I am reminded of why I shelved the game years ago.  I hate the find all 108 characters to get the good ending crap.  I just checked a FAQ and I have already missed one so I believe I can't get the good ending anymore.   I know back then the "good ending" was supposed to be hard, the kind of thing you only got on multiple plays through the game but it still pisses me off.  Considering how much gaming time I have I am going to just play it my way and watch the good ending on Youtube. 

There are some gaming conventions that I do not miss!
2756  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WALL*E superbowl commercial..funny on: February 05, 2008, 03:52:42 AM
Pixar has never disappointed and I expect Wall*E to be wonderful!
2757  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] WAR...Jet Li vs Jason Statham on: February 04, 2008, 02:07:04 PM
The saddest thing is they are doing "Crank 2"  How can you have a continuation when he fell out of a freaking plane and smashed into the ground?  Apparently the movie picks up right after that and has him have some other condition which forces him to do really stupid stunts.

Why does hollywood hate action stars?  Really is there a good action start whose career hasn't devolved into crap?  Even the great ones like Jackie Chan seem to put out movies like "The Medallion", "The Tuxedo", or "Around the World in 80 Days"   

2758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Advice on: January 29, 2008, 02:02:01 AM
You can convert your fat PSP battery to a pandora battery and make your memory stick into a magic stick - and both can be converted back*  (*not all batteries will to that so you should check what model the used one you are looking at has and check that model on the web.)

I have modded two different batteries and changed them back as well.  It actually it easier than it seems. 

Personally I ended up selling the fat one I had and buying a slim because the slim just felt better but that is a personal preference. 

After modding they are the same.  Last night I ripped my Psone copy of Suikoden 2, put it on my slim and it works great.  I have also ripped all my PSP games so that I don't have to have all the UMDs with me.

Great little machine!
2759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Mass Effect get better? on: January 24, 2008, 09:53:02 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 24, 2008, 07:16:41 PM

Many gamers are getting a bit older and have more time pressures. Waiting on elevators just feels like wasted time, conversations that go nowhere are wasted time. We want the meat and potatoes whiel the kids still asleep, no time for boring veggies, he could wake up at any moment!


The feeling of not loving the game really hit me when I realized that I had played 2+ hours last night and nothing happened except I was a bit higher level.  At least nothing in terms of the story.  It is nice that the hooker err consort got her name cleared but did I really need to talk to her, go a bar 4 minutes away, talk to the general, travel another 4-5 minutes to the diplomat, then walk back to her?  All totaled the mission probably was 1/2 an hour and nothing really important happened! 

With the baby situation I probably won't have a block of time that long to play for the rest of the week....and I wasted it with nothing happening!  That is annoying, very annoying.
2760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Does Mass Effect get better? on: January 24, 2008, 06:24:28 PM
Without spoiling it for me, is the story going to get better?  Right now I have played maybe 3-4 hours and I am not finding it great.  The combat seems worse than KoToR, the interface is worse, the characters don't seem as interesting, and I don't even think it looks as good.  I am hoping the story will really kick off here once I leave the Citadel and can explore the galaxy but so far it isn't blowing me away.   Maybe it is the travel time.  I wanted to manually go to each location first so I could run into any extra quests but going from the embassy to the lower wards takes forever!  Run, run, run, then wait on an elevator...etc.  It does give a sense of how bit the Citadel is but it is so dull! 

So, without spoilers, will it get better?
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