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3161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: December 31, 2008, 02:09:31 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 31, 2008, 11:02:59 AM


The major strength of the DS is that it has a lot of smaller games as well as a few large ones.  The PSP, on the other hand, doesn't have that massive amount of smaller games because the UMD production and then trying to get shelf space for them is a pain

I think the major strength of the DS is a kid focus.  The PSP doesn't have nearly the number of kid titles and really kids are who plays handhelds. 
3162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 08:05:50 PM
This topic has been moved to Off-Topic.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=30972.0
3163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 08:05:38 PM
Good thread but more of an Off-Topic topic.



3164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: December 30, 2008, 05:33:30 PM
True.  I was just teasing. 

I have both and love both at different times. 
3165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: December 30, 2008, 02:22:04 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on December 29, 2008, 09:25:43 PM

still have yggdra union & star ocean 1 to play, but, yeah, my psp & wii usually see a little more downtime than my other game machines - i don't really see it as a problem, as i pretty much always have something to play, & what i do finally end up playing on them i enjoy (& i'm definitely looking forward to the 3 games dep mentioned)...

Yggdra Union was out over a year ago for the DS. smile  So it seems like the PSP is just getting hand-me-downs from other systems - Yggdra Union, Chrono Trigger, etc.
3166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: metacritic's 2008 top 10 on: December 26, 2008, 05:45:34 PM
Perhaps GoW2 is a better 3rd person shooter when compared to other 3rd person shooters than F3 is an RPG when compared to other RPGs.  After all the reviews are not comparing GoW2 to F3.  So it is quite possible to say that F3 is a better game than GoW2 but still have GoW2 ranked higher on average.
3167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jeebus I'm BORED!! on: December 23, 2008, 10:15:00 PM
A Nintendo DS or Sony PSP?  Or a visit to the local Barnes and Noble?


3168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: December 23, 2008, 08:57:42 PM

Quote from: tripwire on December 23, 2008, 07:43:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 23, 2008, 07:00:57 PM

Yeah, that's just the main peeve, the game has a great combat system and interesting tactics, but then they hamstring themselves by making one of the major goals to burn through it as fast as possible by gaming out the combat system.  I'd love for speed to be only one of the factors you can get.

If you want to see how much this can be exploited watch some of the Youtube videos on A rank runs.  It seems in most you basically just start out with a scout and run a lot to do a few key objectives quickly.  It doesn't look fun to me.  I would like to have seen other factors as well.  Things like damage taken, damage given, healing used, etc. 


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I noticed that at camps you can bring in and out reinforcements yourself.  I need to experiment if that costs CP or not, but I think one way to handle things is to blitz forward a bit with scouts and the tank, but use the camps to "teleport" the slower units forward.

1 CP per retreat and/or calling in reinforcements

Not deploying every asset at the start is a very good tactic for most of the battles. Some of your units take up very valuable CP just to get try and get them to catch up to your Scouts and/or Engineers.


It is a tactic I used quite often.   On one map I actually started out with just the tank and a scout.  I found the scout could easily take a camp on the first turn so I saved a lot of CP and got my units into place much faster.


Of course there are also maps where I took all the character who give you CP (Largo, Rosie, Alicia) but never moved Largo at all.  I just wanted the CP. 



3169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [RROD] my turn on: December 23, 2008, 05:35:46 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on December 23, 2008, 05:33:07 AM

Good lord. You know, I read this thread about the PS3 potentially being a 'sinking ship', and yeah PS3's cost more, but damn, they work ... ya know? rock solid pieces of hardware.

Who here wouldn't gladly pay more for a 360 they know would be built to last?

This failure rate we're seeing is truly amazing, IMO. Would it be fair to use the word "disastrous"?

While it is annoying, they are repairing them for free so it isn't that bad of a deal. 

3170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [RROD] my turn on: December 23, 2008, 04:08:43 AM
TIs the season!  Sorry about all the bad luck.

I fully expect I will be joining you soon.  I got my "repaired" 360 back last week and I have had 3-4 lockups when playing Fallout 3.  Not long sessions either, like 20-30 minutes.  I don't think it will be too much longer until it RRoDs. 

3171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My staff just gave me 75.00 Gamestop gift card. What should I get on: December 22, 2008, 08:18:28 PM
Based on saying you had no interest in DS before and no interest in WoW except the Death Knight I voted for save the money.  Buy something you are excited about playing.  Don't buy something just to buy something.
3172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - A Sinking Ship? on: December 22, 2008, 07:45:28 PM

Quote from: JayDee on December 22, 2008, 03:43:32 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 22, 2008, 03:18:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 21, 2008, 08:51:12 PM

Blu Ray compared against Standard DVD using the Die Hard movies.

Those look great.  The poster doesn't say but I am betting that is on a HDTV though right?  As someone with a SDTV (like the majority of Americans) I wonder what the benefit is.

Maybe I missed something in this thread, but I don't think anyone is arguing that Blu-Ray provides a noticeable upgrade on SDTV's. It's a hi-def format and is meant for people with hi-def TV's.

You are right. 

However as a reason why the PS3 is or is not a sinking ship (the original topic) I think that the debate about how good blu-ray looks really misses the mark.  It doesn't really matter how good or not good it looks.  Blu-ray forced the price higher than the 360 which put Sony in an unfavorable position compared to Microsoft.
3173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - A Sinking Ship? on: December 22, 2008, 03:18:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 21, 2008, 08:51:12 PM

Blu Ray compared against Standard DVD using the Die Hard movies.

Those look great.  The poster doesn't say but I am betting that is on a HDTV though right?  As someone with a SDTV (like the majority of Americans) I wonder what the benefit is.
3174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - A Sinking Ship? on: December 18, 2008, 07:58:30 PM
As someone who doesn't have an HDTV I have to say they are right.  Sony put in features and price which make it a niche product.  That isn't bad necessarily but it certainly won't put you at the top of the console heap.
3175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clearing the Backlog/Cheapgamer on: December 18, 2008, 04:17:09 PM
I have found that Gamefly keeps me with a tiny backlog and lowers costs.  I did buy Fallout 3 but other than that I haven't bought a game in months. 

I guess I could say that I have a huge backlog of games in my Gamefly queue but that doesn't cost me anything.


3176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: December 18, 2008, 03:02:53 PM
To each their own.  I find that several of the battles are gimicky where you almost have to restart once you know what is happening or will happen. 

Don't get me wrong, it is still a very good game but I find parts annoying.
3177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: December 17, 2008, 10:10:11 PM
Anyone still playing besides me?  I am on chapter 14 and I am really losing steam.  Several of the battles have been locked down on strategy and they are unforgiving if you screw up.  I love the art, I like the story but it is just becoming tough to feel motivated to keep playing.  I am thinking of heading over to Youtube to just watch the story.

Anyone finish>
3178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Should I start Fallout 3 again on: December 17, 2008, 04:58:36 PM
So I was about halfway through F3 when my 360 died and now that it is back I am wondering if I should restart of continue my game.  With the level cap and the (reported) poor ending it seems the best part of F3 is the exploration.  I could do a lot more of that if I started again.  On the other hand I am not the type to play an evil person so I probably wouldn't make any different choices (like I could never blow Megaton up) so many of the choices would be similar. 

So should I start again?
3179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Take bets on how long my "new' 360 will last. on: December 17, 2008, 02:43:49 PM
I can kind of understand their thinking.  They have a pile of RRoD machines which are fine in every other way so they must think it is cheaper to replace the heatsink (or whatever part causes RRoD) and send out the units again.  I bet it actually is cheaper, but it still means people are getting units without any structural fix to the RRoD issue just new parts.  So everyone who gets one will get the RRoD problem again at some point in time. 


3180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Take bets on how long my "new' 360 will last. on: December 16, 2008, 11:18:43 PM
Got my repaired unit today.  Its manufacture date is 7-10-2006.  Yeah that is going to break in a week.  Oh well I have a pretty good idea of how the process works. smile
3181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: December 15, 2008, 09:53:12 PM
Good quality version found here.

I was a bit underwhelmed - especially the cheesy throw Wolverine onto a helicopter but I will stay optimistic until it is out.

"I want new ones"
"What should they say"
"Chickenbutt!"
"err how about Wolverine?"

Also good to know we have changed it so he isn't from Canada!  Because they shouldn't have the coolest heroes!
3182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] What Will Marvel's Sequel to Ironman and The Incredible Hulk be? on: December 15, 2008, 09:30:50 PM

Quote from: Crawley on December 15, 2008, 09:17:21 PM

I'm not up on comics either but what is the allure of Dr. Strange? Is there an actual big fan base for this superhero for a movie?

Even when I was reading comics I didn't like it when he showed up in the ones I read. He seemed out of place and couldn't fathom why he had a comic of his own. Of course this is coming from someone who used to get ROM the Spaceknight comics. But still...what's the draw here?

If you can rent the Dr. Strange animated movie I was quite surprised at how good it was.  That really doesn't explain the allure but it had a good story and good action which is about the best one can hope for from a superhero comic/movie.
3183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] What Will Marvel's Sequel to Ironman and The Incredible Hulk be? on: December 15, 2008, 09:21:00 PM
They are certainly striking while the iron is hot!  Milk it for all it is worth.  As long as they are as good at Iron Man I will be happy.  Of course if they start putting out more DareDevil or Hulk (Ang Lee version) crap I will be skipping them.
3184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Quarter to Three registration funny on: December 12, 2008, 08:38:49 PM
Tom Chick posted this on Q2T on Dec. 4.  I remember that someone here posted wondering how to get an account and I found Tom's post really funny so I thought I would share.


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Some time ago I figured out that I could set up Gmail with keywords to shunt incoming emails into folders. One such folder was for new account requests for the forum. I have been ignoring that folder since, well, August. I suck.

So I went ahead and stirred into the forum all the accounts registered since July. All of them. Every single one. That's nearly 2000 new accounts, many of them from folks selling penis enlargement pills, folks under 18, and folks from various unsavory corners of the Internet who might post icky pictures and write terrible cuss words. Hopefully, they won't be here long. If you see stupid posts, posts selling stuff, posts from kids, or any other idiocy, please PM me. I will be closing accounts left and right over the coming days. It will be swift and violent and not very pretty. That's what you have to do on a wild untamed frontier.

3185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Get Smart - Impressions on: December 12, 2008, 05:22:26 PM
I loved it.  I thought Max was funny without being either an idiot or a buffoon. He was a good shot, he was a quick thinker, but he just was clumsy sometimes.  One of my favorite movies of recent memory.
3186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rogue Galaxy question on: December 12, 2008, 05:09:35 PM

Quote from: aledromo on December 12, 2008, 04:54:53 PM

Did anyone play this?  And if so, can you tell me if it's turn based or real time?  I'm looking for a gift for a very picky RPG player.

Thank you.

We can all also offer suggestions too (we are kind of opinionated smile ).  What does this person like?  What system? (I assume the PS2 since that is what RG is for but maybe not)

3187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GECK is released! Start modding Fallout 3! on: December 12, 2008, 02:59:37 AM
I am sure some of you are chomping at the bit to start moding Fallout3 so get cracking!
3188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sent Xbox in for repair...what if it's not a RROD?? on: December 11, 2008, 05:41:19 PM

Quote from: JayDee on December 11, 2008, 12:19:26 AM

24 hours later and the support website is telling me they shipped the repair box, but I have yet to receive a confirmation email of any sort telling me what my repair order number is. Apparently I should have received an email within 24 hours. I'm getting worried.

I wouldn't worry too much.  This is a pretty smooth, automated system.  Just toss it in the shipping box when it gets there and send it off. 

My RRoD machine was sent back last week and they have already shipped my "repaired" unit.  Hopefully I will get it early next week. 

I have only received 3 emails.  1 saying my shipping box was on the way, 1 saying they got my broken one, and 1 saying they were sending the new one.   



3189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: December 11, 2008, 04:40:25 PM
I am not sold yet. It seems to be a FPS.  They admit that and say that other DLC will have different focuses so I am not too worried but it does seem like you might not be able to take certain character builds into this DLC.  
3190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: December 10, 2008, 05:10:55 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 10, 2008, 05:09:42 PM

Batman: The Dark Knight

Why so serious? icon_twisted
3191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: December 10, 2008, 04:59:11 PM
The new Borat movie?
3192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sent Xbox in for repair...what if it's not a RROD?? on: December 10, 2008, 04:53:50 PM

Quote from: Misguided on December 10, 2008, 02:03:35 PM

If it turns out it isn't covered, I wouldn't pay them a hundred bucks to fix it, personally.
I think it makes more sense (if you can) to spend 200 and get a new jasper unit instead.

I don't know.  The Jasper unit just came out who knows what it's issues could be. 


3193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: Salvation First Look on: December 05, 2008, 09:37:07 PM
I hate it already.  It is directed by a guy call McG, stars people named Moon Bloodgood, Common, and Jadagrace.  These are their real...well legal names.  I hate it already.
3194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: December 05, 2008, 05:43:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 05, 2008, 03:34:33 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 05, 2008, 03:30:55 PM

You will not find anyone in the game who is pure one way or the other. 

what about Dandelion?  slywink

You didn't get the "find out Dandelion is a closet serial killer" quest?  You really missed out!  Very well done.  The whole thing ran from Chapter 1 until the Epilogue so if you missed it in Chapter 1 you are out of luck sorry.
3195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: December 05, 2008, 03:30:55 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 04, 2008, 10:51:52 PM

Well I just finished chapter 2.  The cutscene to start the 3rd chapter was a bit odd to me...why let me hear the things I did, other than to pretty much confirm that no one in this game so far is who they say they are...I mean come on, is anyone in the game freaking genuine?

This is a big theme in the game and something that many people like a lot about it.  There is no black and white.  Everyone has other motivations and is both good and evil.  I am not sure I like that because I like being a good guy and helping good guys but everyone I help has some faults.  However that is the way the game is.

You will not find anyone in the game who is pure one way or the other. 
3196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:42:22 PM
This movie must really suck because it it making people cranky.   icon_cry

No matter how bad it was it did well enough to get a sequel - although from what I have read no one has any idea how to do a sequel when most of the cast died during the first movie.  I guess it would be like "Romeo & Juliet 2"..who could be in it?
3197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the cost of parenthood? on: December 04, 2008, 04:58:17 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 04, 2008, 04:52:24 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 04, 2008, 04:43:27 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 03, 2008, 10:56:20 PM

With all these threads about spawning children, what are the costs associated with being a parent?  From this article, it appears that the formula option alone could (should) run ~$250 a month. 

So to all of you parents, run the numbers for me, if you would, and how much does your bundle of joy suck out of your accounts every month for necessities.  Keep the Weeboks and Baby Gap out of the equation. slywink


Roughly $5 a day.  That is from food, clothing, and extra wash cycles etc.  The youngest eats breast milk only so no food costs, we use cloth diapers so no diaper costs, my wife stays at home so no child care costs.

Quite honestly if you are willing to make some choices (like spraying out poopy diapers every night) having children can be quite cheap. 

How does she have time to churn the butter?  Who milks the cow? slywink

She does it after darning my socks!  One 2 year old doesn't eat that much food so it is pretty minimal.
3198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the cost of parenthood? on: December 04, 2008, 04:43:27 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 03, 2008, 10:56:20 PM

With all these threads about spawning children, what are the costs associated with being a parent?  From this article, it appears that the formula option alone could (should) run ~$250 a month. 

So to all of you parents, run the numbers for me, if you would, and how much does your bundle of joy suck out of your accounts every month for necessities.  Keep the Weeboks and Baby Gap out of the equation. slywink


Roughly $5 a day.  That is from food, clothing, and extra wash cycles etc.  The youngest eats breast milk only so no food costs, we use cloth diapers so no diaper costs, my wife stays at home so no child care costs.

Quite honestly if you are willing to make some choices (like spraying out poopy diapers every night) having children can be quite cheap. 
3199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did your kids breastfeed? on: December 04, 2008, 04:39:59 PM

Quote from: Crux on December 03, 2008, 11:45:15 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on December 03, 2008, 10:46:29 PM

I didn't breast feed (allergic), my kids didn't breast feed and neither have my grandkids (mom didn't produce enough).

We're all just fine.

But you were all significantly statistically more likely to have weight problems, develop diabetes, need orthodontic work, become sick as babies. I'm not going to gamble with my baby's health. Yes things happen that are out of my control. But if there are things that are personally inconvenient to me that will make my daughter less likely to end up fat and with diabetes, I'll live with those inconveniences.

Frankly the evidence to support breastfeeding is overwhelming. Now YES there are people who for legitimate reasons cannot (eg Mr & Mrs. Fed, or for medical reasons). But if you don't breastfeed because you either don't know any better, or you can't be bothered.... well that makes you a lazy son-of-a-bitch who didn't take the time to learn what was best for their child, or a selfish son-of-a-bitch who knew but couldn't make the effort anyway.


I like it when someone says what I am thinking but am too nice to say.  smile  Seriously without the language your thoughts are the same as my own. 


3200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did your kids breastfeed? on: December 03, 2008, 09:29:07 PM

Quote from: Crux on December 03, 2008, 08:31:07 PM

So in short, I think if you can give them breastmilk and don't, then you're being a selfish git. smile

Unfortunately I am here.  I want to be a kinder person and say "everyone is different, blah, blah, blah" but the fact is 90% of people I know who don't or who stop do so because "it is inconvenient" or other horse crap.  Well I am sorry you didn't read the fine freaking print but children are inconvenient! The sooner you get over being a selfish ass the better off your kids life will be.  It isn't about you anymore.  It is about a little human life - that you choose to take responsibility for!  


The 10% is for people who really can't for medical reasons or folks like Mr/Mrs. Fed who adopted.
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