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2921  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360, new issues... on: April 28, 2009, 06:56:41 PM
No problem.  I will continue to use it as a dust collecting device on the book case. smile
2922  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Resident Evil 5 & Street Fighter 4 for PS 3...mint!!!! on: April 28, 2009, 06:51:59 PM
outfit79 great to have you on board. 

It would be great to get your perspective on these games in the "console gaming" forum.  More voices are always appreciated.
2923  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 28, 2009, 06:10:45 PM
I like him as Wolverine but I have read the plot synopsis on line and....well lets hope his acting is good and the stunts are fun to watch.

2924  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360, new issues... on: April 28, 2009, 05:55:38 PM
How big was the HD?

I have an old 20 GB one sitting around since I bought a 120 GB drive.  If you want I would be happy to let you have it free.  PM me if you want.
2925  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You know what I don't miss? on: April 27, 2009, 02:44:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 27, 2009, 02:35:01 PM

Sailor Moon was kinda hawt  icon_twisted

And by now she would be legal...
2926  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Bea Arthur dead at 86 on: April 27, 2009, 01:09:51 PM
Sad but not too sad.  86 is pretty darn good really for humans. 

I loved her in Golden Girls.
2927  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 27, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
Here you go, search Google for torrent files!

http://www.thepirategoogle.com/
2928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: April 24, 2009, 07:39:38 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 24, 2009, 04:10:42 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 24, 2009, 01:23:55 PM

Predator 2 wasn't arse.  It was a "B" movie sure but it was still pretty fun and cool

The opening gunfight ruled. After that the movie was arse.

I found the final fight great - when the predator made that healing paste in the apartment, when he used that frisbee like thing to slice Gary Busee's character in half!  I also thought the slaughter in the penthouse apartment was pretty cool. 

2929  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 24, 2009, 01:58:09 PM
First review I have read from someone I like and trust

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Having someone as extraordinarily talent as J.J. Abrams pull together all the great performances, the vibrant cinematography, the unbelievably epic action sequences in space, inside, and on the ground, the wonderful score from Michael Giacchino, and everything else, is what made it so phenomenal overall. Abrams has reminded me why I love movies so damn much and why I love science fiction so damn much. Only the very best filmmakers can do that, and J.J. Abrams is certainly one of them. And without a doubt, his version of Star Trek is one movie that I instantly fell in love with at first sight.
2930  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: April 24, 2009, 01:23:55 PM
Predator 2 wasn't arse.  It was a "B" movie sure but it was still pretty fun and cool
2931  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 25 minutes of Final Fantasy 13 on: April 24, 2009, 01:15:50 PM
I would have no problem with the whole game being more difficult but FF seems to have these situations where non-boss battles are a breeze and then you get your butt kicked at the boss.  Then players end up having to run around leveling up.  Tweak the whole game to make battles more challenging and I would be fine. 

2932  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 23, 2009, 04:01:01 PM
Saw this yesterday on Dvorak.org/blog

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“I’ve argued for years that the real battle rights holders are fighting isn’t with individual users or file-sharing sites, but with search,” Garland says. “As long as there’s robust search that allows people to find the titles they’re seeking, you will have this problem, period.“

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Actually we don’t have to speculate about this. The IFPI, which sued the Pirate Bay, was specifically asked why it did not sue Google. The answer was not because Google was somehow different from the Pirate Bay or that Google was somehow exempt under the law. The sole reason the IFPI gave is because, unlike the Pirate Bay, Google plays along:

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“We have approached Google and told them about this. We have asked them if they want to be our opponents or our partners. We have ten people in London working with them on a daily basis [to make illegal music unavailable]. If Google had indicated they would be our opponent, we would have taken them to court.”


So much for all those arguments about how Google is different because it isn't their main goal, or they don't advertise it....Google isn't sued because they have already given in.  I don't know that is bad but I do think it is interesting.
2933  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: April 23, 2009, 02:34:40 PM
Graham that makes me feel better.  At least it isn't a completely unplayable mess.  It may be the last game I buy for the PSP so I would like it to be good.

2934  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: April 22, 2009, 08:32:19 PM
I knew there was an RPG I wanted for the PSP coming out in April but there was no mention of it by anyone and I couldn't find it in the listings.  Finally I did a search for "wizardry" since I remembered someone compared the game to it and found Class of Heroes!  Unfortunately it appears it has been pushed back to June.  frown 

I hope that means they are doing a few last minute tweaks instead of "shit this thing is unplayable! Lets push it back to June and see if we can get a version that doesn't crash every 2 minutes"

2935  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's 4/20 on: April 20, 2009, 06:59:03 PM
2936  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: April 20, 2009, 06:57:08 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on April 20, 2009, 06:50:10 PM

Because lack of development time is their fault.

If you are talking about Troika I call BS.  They developed three big RPGs; Arcanum, Temple of Elemental Evil, and Vampire:Bloodlines.  The three had different publishers (Seirra, Atari and Acttivision)  Yet all three had the same problem of crippling bugs.  At some point a reasonable person says "What is the common element in all three games?"  I don't know what the problem was at Troika but it was obviously a problem with them.


2937  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: April 20, 2009, 06:50:56 PM
They are tied closely in my mind too.  I don't know why.  But they are both responsible for some of the best RPGs I have played (aside from the astounding bugs.)

I am psyched for this.  As others have said it seems to be a marriage of strengths.   Bethesda for the engine, Obsidian for the story.   Lets hope it is as good as it could be.
2938  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 17, 2009, 09:21:41 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 17, 2009, 09:06:54 PM

Since they were sentenced, yes, they broke the law. And no, Google, yahoo and MS wasnt, so they didnt break the law.

And if a website points me with 2 clicks without me typing in anything towards illegal stuff, then clearly its intended to work that way

1. do you really want to argue that anyone found guilty is actually guilty?  Because I can dig up hundreds of cases where guilty verdicts were overturned.

2. Yes it is intended to make piracy easier.  Is intention a crime?  If I see a guy with a fifty dollar bill hanging out of his pocket and I intend to steal it can the police arrest me?  Even if I haven't stolen it yet?  Even if my intention was clear?  
2939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 17, 2009, 08:52:40 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on April 17, 2009, 08:48:14 PM

Teggy, when you use a torrent search engine you're searching for torrents.  When you use Google you're searching for anything.  Your argument doesn't hold when you compare searching a torrent engine for TV shows and searching Google with the filetype:torrent argument, which is a more appropriate comparison.  Go to Google and type 'filetype:torrent 24', and go to TPB and just search for 24.  You'll see what I mean.

Completly true.  But torrents aren't illegal! so why is it illegal to make a search engine for them? 
2940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 17, 2009, 07:31:10 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 17, 2009, 07:23:47 PM

That said, I'm surprised they went with jail time. Should be a good deterrent, though.

It certainly hasn't been a deterrent to spammers so I don't see why it would deter people from creating BT searching sites.  They will just have to monetized better - more advertising, more spyware, etc. 

And I imagine people will stop being open about running such sites.  They will find more clever ways of hiding their identities. 

 
2941  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 17, 2009, 02:57:00 PM
Piracy talk generally gets people heated up for some reason (probably because Johnny Deep was so dreamy in PoTC) so lets remember we are all friends here and take deep breaths before hitting the "Post" button.
2942  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I'm showing my wife The Wrath Of Khan on: April 17, 2009, 02:10:28 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 17, 2009, 01:50:45 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on April 17, 2009, 02:00:44 AM

I'm showing her The Wrath of Khan for the first time.

Was this her first Star Trek movie?  You can't start wives off with Khan.  Start with Voyage Home.  It's accessible, fun, and it gets them to like the characters.  Then you can switch over to Wrath of Khan and they'll care more about what's happening.

The drawback being that she would know that Spock really doesn't die...or at least his death is a comic book death easily reversed.  That might remove some of the impact of his death.
2943  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've Got Advance Wars and Fire Emblem Coming Out My..... on: April 17, 2009, 01:38:10 PM
I don't play AW so no advice but I have played all the FE games and I will say play Sacred Stones and Path of Radiance.  SS is the best of the GBA games.  It has significant improvements which make more fun than the others.  It is easier but that is because they remove some of the stupid crap.  You can buy weapons more easily in SS.  Sure it makes a game hard when you can't buy weapons but it doesn't make it fun.  Also you can level up with random battles.  Again it is just not fun to get to a fight and find you are underleveled because you chose to use X character instead of Y - or that you can't use your powerful characters because you don't have the right weapons.  SS removes those annoyances in favor of fun.   Path of Radiance is fine.  It is easy and has an ok story.  The reason I would pick that over Radiant Dawn is simply that RD offers no improvements on PoR.  You can sell RD for more because it is newer so keep PoR.

2944  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I finish Final Fantasy 12? on: April 17, 2009, 01:29:01 PM
I dug out the PS2 (kinda surprised it was working!) last night and checked my last save game.  I was at 29 hours right at the Mosphoran Highwaste when I stopped playing.  It seems from FAQs that I was over halfway.  I think I will keep playing with that saved game rather than start again.

My Gambits seemed great, but they did remind me of how the combat got a bit stale for me.  I just have to run up to a monster then the leader attacks and every one else follows his lead.  Healing, curing status aliments etc are all done pretty well.   Basically aside from steering the character I don't have to do much of anything.  I will try to power through to get to the story again but right now it is shockingly easy and most on autopilot.

 
2945  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DON'T... watch Nic Cage movies on: April 16, 2009, 09:24:08 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on April 16, 2009, 09:08:28 PM

The Rock is outstanding

Con air was fun

Family Man is seasonal viewing every year

Matchstick Men was meh

Lord of War was Meh

National Treasure 1 was a lot of fun

National Treasure 2 was horrible

World Trade Center was ok

Matchstick Men was meh

Gone in 60 Seconds was watchable

Face/Off was brilliant

So overall I have a favorable impression of his work...though he does seem to squander his talent by doing any script they throw in front of him...


Edit: Also the PSA is beyond bad.


How many times did he do Matchstick Men?  Or was it just meh enough for two entries? smile
2946  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I finish Final Fantasy 12? on: April 16, 2009, 09:22:09 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 16, 2009, 09:11:25 PM

FF XII has a dreadfully boring stretch in the middle where the story goes practically nowhere and you are simply shuffled from place to place.

That is where I am at exactly!  They should really have done more play testing on the pacing.  Maybe I was supposed to rush through this section.
2947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Should I finish Final Fantasy 12? on: April 16, 2009, 08:55:28 PM
I got to around Mt Bur-Omisace and got bored then distracted by other games.  That was over 2 years ago?  Anyway looking at FF 13 is making me think about dusting off the PS2 and trying to finish 12.  The part I was in was really boring though, does the story start picking up again?


2948  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 25 minutes of Final Fantasy 13 on: April 16, 2009, 06:12:16 PM
I couldn't understand them or read the menus so I have no idea if the story is good or if the combat it interesting.  I just know it is pretty which is a given for a SquareEnix game. 
2949  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 16, 2009, 06:00:31 PM
Those are some borrrrring toys.  Couldn't they at least make the right sounds on the tri-corder? 
2950  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT/FS: Suikoden Tierkreis (DS) on: April 16, 2009, 12:48:30 AM
I am willing to take cash as well.  Say $20?  Shipping included.

I am looking for Chrono Trigger but I am open to other offers.

Thanks

PM me if interested.

2951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hate cable TV on: April 15, 2009, 09:04:22 PM
I feel so cheap.   We only have the basic cable for $40 a month and I plan to dump that this summer when I can put up an antenna.  The only show we really watch is Sesame Street.  The rest we can get from Netflix or other on-line options.
 
2952  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Suikoden Tierkreis: OhMyGodWhyAreYouTalkingSoFast?!! on: April 13, 2009, 06:57:56 PM
I have shelved this for now to play Dragon Quest 5 but I was wondering if anyone was playing it still.  Does the story get more interesting?  I played through the first forest disappearing area but that is all the farther I got.

2953  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen - RPG on: April 09, 2009, 01:11:01 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 08, 2009, 07:11:33 PM

As much as I love Bethesda and what they make, there are things Gothic does that outdoes you guys.  Nothing wrong with European RPGs like Gothic and The Witcher.

Gothic and The Witcher are great games but they were not bug free, and they had some gameplay issues (at least Gothic did - the control was just horrible!)

2954  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green lantern: First Flight on: April 08, 2009, 08:56:39 PM
He does seem to improve everything he touches. 
2955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green lantern: First Flight on: April 08, 2009, 01:23:38 PM
I am the opposite.  I would rather have quality animated films instead of real.  A big budget movie can do some great stuff - like The Dark Knight, or The Lord of the Rings movies but there wouldn't be as many superhero movies if they were all live action.  Even though quality animation can be hard create (judging from the crap that is often produced) but it is always a lot cheaper. 

Luckily there is ample room for both in the current market so I hope there is quality in both cases.
2956  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Stargate SG-1] Does it get better? on: April 07, 2009, 04:18:29 PM
Well the Gould only took people to planets which could support human life so all the planets look roughly the same!  At least that was the techno babble answer in one ep.  smile 

2957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Stargate SG-1] Does it get better? on: April 07, 2009, 01:29:18 PM
I think everyone summed it up pretty well. Singularity, Cold Lazarus, and Thor's Hammer were probably my favorites in season 1.   The show only gets better ... until season 5.  That is when the switched to the Skiffy channel and the show was good but not as great.  Then at season 9 they decided to fuck everything up, screw with the cast, and generally make people wish they just would have ended the show at season 8.  However up until then it is a great show.

2958  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green lantern: First Flight on: April 07, 2009, 02:10:35 AM
Wonder Woman was kick ass.  I loved it.  It was bloody, violent, and the voice acting was great. 

2959  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo DSi US launch slated for April 5th, $169.99 on: April 07, 2009, 02:07:23 AM
For some reason I bought one.  I was opposed to it.  I thought it was a silly upgrade, but I still bought one Sunday.

My impressions are actually pretty favourable.   I Think it is lighter than the DSlite, I find the screens a lot bigger, and I love the matte finish.  The camera is still silly.  It works fine, but it isn't a great camera and who wants to whip out their DSi to take a photo.  Overall I think it a great little machine. 

The test as to whether is it a worthwhile purchase is what they come out with for downloadable games and what DSi features they come out with in new games. If they can get me a few great downloadable games I will be happy.  If it becomes a wasted feature the rest of the package isn't worth the extra bucks. 

And if they add the ability to download podcasts I would be in heaven.

Still it is great to look at.
2960  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is the Penny Arcade game (ep1) worth 800 points on: April 05, 2009, 01:24:19 AM
I like turn based RPGs, and I like their comic (sometimes) so is the game good enough to get cheap?

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