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2841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: October 24, 2004, 11:38:48 PM
The only drawback I have found is that my wireless controller's plug in to the PS2 is actually larger than the PS2 so it hangs over the bottom, making it not sit flat.

Small price to pay.
2842  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / AvP more aptly titled POS on: October 24, 2004, 10:40:28 PM
Wow, what a terrible, terrible movie.  I saw it at the cheap theater for $3 and I still feel like it was over priced.

If they could have just done one thing well it might have been an ok "b" movie but everything was bad.  The story was non-existent.  Which isn't bad but what was there didn't make a lot of sense.  We don't even know the names of most of the humans before they are killed so we really don't care.

The CGI was just crappy.  They couldn't even make the snow look realistic.  The fight between the alien and the predator just looked terrible.  It was like what a teenager raised on WWE would expect for a fight instead of how two totally different species would fight.  Come on - swinging the alien around and around?  And the big finalie ...please  The queen alien kept changing size depending on what she was near.  In on scene she is tall enough to topple a building but then while chasing the lead she is only 8-10 feet tall.   Can't they grasp the basic concept of consistency?  

All in all it was a painfull movie to sit through as a fan of the series.


On and why the heck does the predator mark the woman on her cheek instead of her forehead?  I just couldn't grasp it.  He does his own forehead, and if you read the books they mark their forehead but her head was too pretty?
2843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: October 24, 2004, 03:18:19 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
How large are the maps? Is there excessive loadings?


Goood question!  I want to know this too.  

Huge levels/long loads?

Small levels/quick loads?

Something in between?
2844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: October 24, 2004, 01:35:59 AM
Your address....so if I were to knock you out and hide your body I can take your place!!!  

Hey it would work!  I saw it in an episode of Three's Company!  smile
2845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / the elder scrolls iv: oblivion on: October 22, 2004, 10:31:51 PM
Quote from: "gilgamex"
ooooooo...

I want this game...

In fact i can think of no other game that has me this excited.

need.... more.... info....


I don't know, maybe I am getting old but I can't stay excited that long anymore  :wink:

This game is what...3 years from release?  Two?  A lot can change between then.  I expect (hope) to play many incredible games in that time.  I think I will concentrate on those.
2846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 - How many CDs? on: October 22, 2004, 08:57:41 PM
5 cds for the cheapest version.

Or Steam

Or wait for import.
2847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / November 2004 - greatest game rush ... ever? on: October 22, 2004, 03:57:30 PM
I am in that catagory of people who can't buy everything they want that close to Christmas.  

So it will be either HL2, or Vampires: Bloodlines, and Final Fantasy 1 & 2 for me.

Then I hope their is a Santa Claus!
2848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / November 2004 - greatest game rush ... ever? on: October 22, 2004, 02:59:44 PM
Don't forget

GBA

Final Fantasy 1 & 2


I don't know if everyone keeps thier budget different than I do but it doesn't just run month to month perfectly.  So I count the end of October - Bard's Tale, GTA: San Andreas as well as the begining of December - Knights of the Old Republic 2: Sith Lords,.
2849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The world is over. I broke my Directv/Tivo remote. on: October 22, 2004, 12:58:20 PM
Maybe I am missing something....why not just go buy a universal remote?

Remote Central lists a ton of remotes which work with what you have - most available from places like Radio Shack and Best Buy so you can go buy one right away.

I have been using a universal remote with my TiVO since I got it so I can control the TV, reciever, DVD, and VCR.
2850  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What if Half-life 2 uses Starforce? on: October 21, 2004, 06:21:19 PM
Quote from: "Raintitan"
Why does Steam irritate people so much?

I love not needing to track patches, CD's, ect.


I don't know about everyone but my reasons.

1. I don't like haveing to be on-line to play a single player game.  I am not playing on-line so I shouldn't have to be.  Now to some extend that concern has been addressed but I am not sure how fully until we actually have HL2 in hand and can see.

2. People like having physical media.  There is just something unreal about not having a physical disk.

3. People don't like wasting their bandwidth for Steam.  I doubt it uses much be I don't like the idea of always having something running out there while I am playing a game.  I want my games to run as well as possible.  I keep my gaming machine clean of stuff in the start up group, I don't allow anything unnecessary to run in task manager, etc.  Now Valve is saying I will have to give up some performance so they have a better way to make money?  I don't like that very much.
2851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sacred PLUS: October 29th on: October 21, 2004, 03:10:00 PM
Quote from: "shang"
Dunno. Personally I didn't find the respawning irritating even in the 1.0 version. Look at it this way, Sacred is at its a core hack'n'slash RPG more than a story based adventure, so having respawning monsters just means that if the some area is too difficult, you can go back to an old area to get more exp and loot. It's a feature, not a wart.


It was maddening quite often though.  If you ran back to town becuase you were getting mobbed then tried to make it past a place where you were all the monsters would be back.  Well if they were killing you the first time you aren't going to do much better the second - and you will have less money becuase you bough healing...

I am interested to see how the patch makes things play.
2852  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Signed up for Gamefly on: October 21, 2004, 03:07:22 PM
I did it for awhile.  It was great.  Don't know why I stopped really there were not any games for a few months and I decided to drop it.

Great service though.
2853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: San Andreas leaked on: October 21, 2004, 01:00:15 PM
Well not to be out done by the pirates who stole Halo 2, another group has managed to steal and leak GTA: San Andreas!  here is more info.  Actually I guess I don't know it is a different group.
2854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Choice got tougher - Bloodlines now shipping the 16th too on: October 21, 2004, 12:45:21 PM
At least publishers are spreading the games out....over a couple days.

I remember sitting around bored back in June/July/August....good thing nothing big came out then!
2855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: October 21, 2004, 01:32:51 AM
Quote from: "farley2k"
Do they actually have a list of games they don't take or is it up to each store?


To answer my own question...yes they do


Here is the link.



I decided to go for it.  As someone who bought his PS2 on the first day they came out I feel pretty lucky that I have never had any trouble but why push my luck? smile

I trades in a bunch of games (PSOne, PC, etc.) and got $39 for them.  Now with my current PSTwo trade in the new one will cost about $15!  That is very nice
2856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: October 20, 2004, 09:07:40 PM
Do they actually have a list of games they don't take or is it up to each store?
2857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another HL2 question.....Sorry on: October 20, 2004, 08:21:59 PM
Quote from: "wankerjr"
Quote from: "Louis Cypher"
Will the HL2 retail come CD only? I want the DVD version, but I dont want to pay 70+ for it.  I hope thats not the case, anyone know about this?


Yes.

If you want the DVD version you are going to have to buy the high priced Collector's Edition. Or you can import the European version since all they are getting is the DVD version (regular).


Really?  Since Gogamer has a great track record of getting imports for the same price when the imports are different I may be checking them out.
2858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Choice got tougher - Bloodlines now shipping the 16th too on: October 20, 2004, 04:20:19 PM
Quote from: "Gryndyl"
You'd think Valve would have stipulated something in the Source contract to insure some sort of delay rather than let a same day kinda thing occur.

Regardless, is Troika insane? I know they want a November release at all but shipping the same day is like opening across from a Star Wars movie.


They have gotten a lot of good press and I think their is a good amount of interest in Bloodlines so it isn't a terrible idea.  

Yes they will not have as many sales but at this time of year I think it is "get the game out the door as soon as possible"  With the holiday shopping season upon us they really can't afford to wait until a week with less other releases.
2859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Van Hamstrung is more like it on: October 20, 2004, 02:42:22 PM
It only goes downhill.  By the end it is so bad you are just praying it will end.
2860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Top 5 Best New shows on TV on: October 20, 2004, 02:07:03 PM
The only one I have watched is Desperate Housewives.  It is quite good.  

I gave up on Joey after the first 3 episodes.  It really lacked the spark of Frieinds.
2861  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Choice got tougher - Bloodlines now shipping the 16th too on: October 20, 2004, 01:30:37 PM
Well I think we all knew from interviews and stuff that Bloodlines was done but they had to wait until HL2 was released before they could release.

I figured it would be at least a week after HL2 but yesterday EBgames changed the release date from 11/8 (obviously wrong) to 11/16.  If their contract with Valve lets them release that close to HL2 then I see no reason they couldn't (game is done, etc.)

So now for those of us interested in single player games.....the choice is tough.  I think HL2 will have a pretty good story but Bloodlines looks so cool....

I may have to take a coin to toss with me to the store on 11/16
2862  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Day of Defeat - worth the $10 extra bucks? on: October 20, 2004, 01:25:38 PM
Quote from: "weeskwee"
i spent $8 for a chicken bowl and a large coke for lunch on monday. and it was gone in half an hour. i put $10 of gas in my car and it doesnt even fill 1/4 of the tank.



Don't put it in perspective!

smile
2863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Day of Defeat - worth the $10 extra bucks? on: October 19, 2004, 09:20:26 PM
Quote from: "wonderpug"
Well, to be fair, didn't DoD come out before the big huge deluge of WWII games?


True but that doesn't mean that DoD 2 (which is sort of what  DoD:Source is) is necessary.




As someone on the fence is just makes sense for me to buy the cheapest and then buy DoD if I want it later.  There doesn't seem to be a downside unless DoD costs more to buy separatley.
2864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Pre-load. Crackable or No? on: October 19, 2004, 08:37:11 PM
Considering Valve's track record for security I am suprised it isn't leaked already!  Tongue

Stolen code, accidentally uploaded dialogue, etc.  

I bet their parking lot is full of unlocked cars.
2865  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half Life 2: Countdown to November 16 on: October 19, 2004, 08:30:10 PM
Wouldn't a calendar work just as well? smile
2866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Day of Defeat - worth the $10 extra bucks? on: October 19, 2004, 08:28:52 PM
I went out and dug around a bit and I don't see a huge draw for it.

How many WW2 on line games do we really need?


It also seems I could just add that later from Steam if I decided I wanted to play it.
2867  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Day of Defeat - worth the $10 extra bucks? on: October 19, 2004, 05:16:53 PM
The 2 cheapest steam versions are Bronze  $49.99 with HL2 and Counter Strike or the Silver version for $59.99 with Day of Defeat ( PLUS: Valve's back catalog available on Steam! Like I am going to play Half-life 1?  Yeah right.)

My question is - will DoD be hugely popular?  I don't care to play on-line much except at the occassional lan party so I only need what people will be playing at those.   Is DoD big?
2868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PR - XBOX] "Halo 2" Makes Entertainment History on: October 19, 2004, 05:05:13 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
*rips the PR and posts it* biggrin

Still, it's amazing how well this game has presold, no? That's a LOT of Halo 2 games floating around.


Especially since people can already play the French version.  :wink:
2869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday 10-19 on: October 19, 2004, 03:21:47 PM
Quote from: "Lordnine"
Quote

What is the general concensus on Van Helsing?


I hated Van Helsing, one of the worst movies I’ve sat through in theater.  And this is coming from someone who really liked the first Mummy movie and thought the second was at least a fun diversion



That sums up my opinion.  It was terrible, really really, really, really terrible.

Or as Mr Cranky Says

Quote
Simply put, nothing is enough here, and it's like being force-fed rice cakes with a shovel. Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is no longer simply Dracula's nemesis: He's a fighter of all things evil in a story that reads like Sommers's dog chewed up a library of Evil Cliffs Notes and barfed up a script. Dracula (Richard Roxburgh) leads the chaos, but to recount the story in any way that makes sense would require about twenty more paragraphs and an abacus. Suffice it to say that if Van Helsing kills Dracula and a variety of minions including three female vampires, a werewolf, Count Chocula, and possibly Frankenstein's monster (Shuler Hensley), he will save Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale) from eternal purgatory and a role in "Underworld 2."
2870  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half Life 2 Gold on Monday? on: October 19, 2004, 01:18:40 PM
Now if they would just announce a version on DVD without the extra stuff.

I don't care to have the code, it just isn't my thing.  Heck I doubt I even play the game on-line but I hate the idea of having 5 cds!  It is just annoying!
2871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday 10-19 on: October 19, 2004, 01:13:16 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"



I don't know if I'm going to grab the new DVD though, as that would be the third time this year I'd gotten double-dipped by the damned movie companies because I liked their movie enough to buy the first DVD they released.


I am starting to really hate the double dipping thing.  It is to the point where you need to check the internet with every release to see if there are rumors of a bigger/extra featured release in the future.

I just saw on Amazon that there will be a Pirates of the Carribeanan (sp) Special Edition before Christmass.  I bought that movie a year ago!  Grrr....
2872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday 10-19 on: October 19, 2004, 01:09:45 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"


It's a comic book movie that sticks at least fairly closely to it's source material. Did you really expect it to be realistic and believable? I thought it was great fun to watch.



I expected a good comic book movie.  I loved the X-men movies, I loved the Spiderman movies, Blade - loved em (can't wait for the 3rd one!).  However there are a lot of bad comic book movies (the punisher, daredevil for example) and I think Hellboy falls right into that catagory.
2873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Paper Mario 2 Impressions on: October 19, 2004, 12:45:36 PM
Great game!  It actually got me to dust off my Cube and plug it back in.

Unfortunately Shadow Hearts: Covenant for the PS2 is really sinking its claws into me....

However the lighter tone of PM:TTYD makes it a good change once in awhile.
2874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / We need a HL2 pool on: October 18, 2004, 09:22:36 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
dangerballs wins, although he edited his post on Saturday, so I have no clue what it said before.


I thought that seemed suspicious too.  However since the only prize is knowing you were right it isn't like he is going to retire in the Bahamas.
2875  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday 10-19 on: October 18, 2004, 09:19:23 PM
Collectors Hellboy?  Does this include scenes that make it not suck?

Sorry but it was a bad movie.  The final "boss" is a big blob thing?  It can be destroyed with a few granades?

How come her clothes don't burn?  How come when she fries the entire room of monster, the FBI agent lives?

etc., etc.  

A ton of plot holes and a generally boring villian added up to a very dull movie.
2876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half Life 2 gold? You bet! (Nov. 16th release) on: October 18, 2004, 02:02:56 AM
One thought just occured to me.  Patches.  If Valve is feeling all pissed at VU will they be as quick to release patches for the store bought copy as they do for thier Steam version?  

Really it is an extra layer of work for them.  They can just push patches out through Steam but they will have to create installers, etc. for those peopel who buy a store version and are unwilling to let Steam do updating.  

Part of me says "of course they won't screw the customers that way" but I remember very clearly Derek Smart's issues with his game and how he refused to put out patches because he felt the publisher had put out a flawed game.  I doubt things have come to that point with Valve and VU but the precident is there for that type of fighting.
2877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GBA questions of all sorts on: October 17, 2004, 08:11:24 PM
What kind of games do you like?  

Right now I have been having a great time with Mario Golf - Advance Tour.  This year I have also loved Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars 2, and Ultimate Card Games off the top of my head.

There seem to be games for every taste I can imagine so I hope you can find something.

Check out www.gamerankings.com and look at what has been hightly rated in each catagory.
2878  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Should we light the watchfires? (all Gone Golders) on: October 17, 2004, 06:04:35 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
At this stage I think "Where did GG go?" threads have appeared on just about every major board you could expect to be trafficked by former regulars.


Me too.  I can't think of a forum I go to which doesn't have talk about GG and where people are going.  I have posted in a few of those.


The problem is that what you really are saying is "don't stay here, come over to us!"  I know it isn't what you mean but that is how it seems especially to people paying for those sites you are trying to get people to leave.    Another interpretation is "your community sucks, GGers go to X site to find a good community."   Now of course that isn't what you mean either but it is easy to see how people would think that.
2879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone watching Desperate Housewives on ABC? on: October 15, 2004, 04:13:41 PM
I just watched the first episode...great show!  I hope they can keep this up.  I can't imagine how a show like this could go on for seasons and seasons but if it keeps up the quality of the pilot I am there!

I haven't watched the second episode yet either....TiVo has totally changed how I watch TV.  There is just no rush.  When I feel like it, it will be there.
2880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Trying too find a two deck version of freecell. on: October 15, 2004, 12:58:10 PM
I have never seen a two deck version.

There are "unsolvable" ones though.  Start the windows version, and go to select a game.  Then put in "-1" as the game number.  You get an unwinable game.

Now it could be argued that that game would never come up but statistically there is a tiny, tiny chance.
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