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8401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 03:07:25 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
Quote
This hardware generation sucks. Nintendo's still intent on fagging their consoles up as much as possible, Microsoft is still utterly disinteresting and soulless, and Sony is just unfathomably disappointing.


Is everything one continual disappointment to you or is it all an act?


Dude... don't get in the way of his angst, yo.

gellar
8402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any Suggestions Here Regarding to Insurance? on: May 10, 2006, 04:20:22 AM
Quote from: "Austin"
Domo arigato


Heh. That made me laugh.

gellar
8403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 03:50:53 AM
Quote from: "semiconscious"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "Tebunker"
Actually Darren8r, the Xbox360 with say a $100 Hd-dvd drive attachment would end up being $499.99(don't look at the bundles that Amazon and other retailers throw out, MSRP for the Premium 360 is $399) the same cost as the low-end PS3, EXCEPT the fact that the low-end PS3 doesn't have HDMI, which is critical to watch Blu-ray in true High Def. So you have to get the $600 dollar machine.

Hundred bucks is still a hundred bucks.


+$100 for the 360 WiFi adapter.  Now that I think about it that way... the PS3 isn't as stupidly expensive as I once thought.  It's actually the same price as my 360...

gellar


uh-huh...


Don't get me wrong.  The price is still pretty recockulous, but some perspective makes it not seem as bad.

gellar
8404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 10, 2006, 03:28:50 AM
Quote from: "Tebunker"
Actually Darren8r, the Xbox360 with say a $100 Hd-dvd drive attachment would end up being $499.99(don't look at the bundles that Amazon and other retailers throw out, MSRP for the Premium 360 is $399) the same cost as the low-end PS3, EXCEPT the fact that the low-end PS3 doesn't have HDMI, which is critical to watch Blu-ray in true High Def. So you have to get the $600 dollar machine.

Hundred bucks is still a hundred bucks.


+$100 for the 360 WiFi adapter.  Now that I think about it that way... the PS3 isn't as stupidly expensive as I once thought.  It's actually the same price as my 360...

gellar
8405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are you hardcore enough.... on: May 09, 2006, 04:52:33 PM
I'm young, dumb, and have a relatively large amount of disposable income.

I'm getting one.

gellar
8406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 09, 2006, 04:50:49 PM
Ehhh... I'm still getting one.

I don't like the price, but I'm still getting one.

gellar
8407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / does anyone else here listen the Jim Rome show? on: May 05, 2006, 10:55:35 PM
I used to listen to him every day when I was in the rental car biz.  Don't get much of a chance to anymore, unfortunately.  I do miss it.

gellar
8408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone going to E3? on: May 05, 2006, 02:58:12 PM
I thought about going for BC.  Got a pass and everything from a friend of mine at a major publisher, but had to back out at the last minute.

Real Work > Website Fun

gellar
8409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How fast is your internet connection? on: May 04, 2006, 04:57:08 AM
Comcast Cablemodem to San Francisco

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Download Speed: 9769 kbps (1221.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 355 kbps (44.4 KB/sec transfer rate)


God I hope my new condo has Comcast.

gellar
8410  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Awesome Dell blowout on: May 02, 2006, 08:57:57 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"
Heh.  Someone wanna float me about 2 grand on credit? slywink


If you had better credit, I'd consider it slywink

gellar
8411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (5/01) on: May 02, 2006, 04:51:00 PM
Quote from: "kathode"
Quote from: "Calvin"
GRAW when its on sale.


Nice job buying it twice, n00b.


What's wrong with buying it twice, foo?

gellar
8412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (5/01) on: May 01, 2006, 09:12:45 PM
Most likely GRAW PC for the MP.

gellar
8413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Cool Article - Strategy related sort of on: April 29, 2006, 03:30:31 PM
Not to cross pimp too much, but you may want to take a look at CSL's post in our forums, Canuck.  It may be more to your liking.

gellar
8414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Cool Article - Strategy related sort of on: April 28, 2006, 10:24:01 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Those cow people dont like me..but i enjoyed the article  anyways so there!


Ok, terrific.

gellar
8415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Cool Article - Strategy related sort of on: April 28, 2006, 09:18:37 PM
Quote from: "SuperHiro"
Wow, it's great to know you enjoyed it.

The replay though, isn't THAT great.  We definitely made it sound better than it actually was.  It's pretty sloppy (I made a whole lot of brain farts that I omitted from the article).


So you actually sucked even more than it seemed?

NICE WORK BUDDY.

gellar
8416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / When will the price of gasoline change your habits? on: April 27, 2006, 11:18:23 PM
32 mile commute round trip (160 miles/week)
19 mpg on average
$3.50/gallon the last time I filled up

$29.50 per week on gas for just commuting.

When we get to four times that, I suppose I'll start thinking about it.

gellar
8417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] NCAA Football 07 Pics on: April 25, 2006, 04:48:58 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
EA sucks ass at making football games.  You all should know that by now.

Eco


Ok, terrific.

gellar
8418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 24, 2006, 10:16:52 PM
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Why are we still talking about ebgames and gamespot when Best Buy has decided to treat us correctly and wants our business?


Dude.  Best Buy?  Really?

gellar

Yeah, gellar. In my experience, they have the games on release day and have a bigger PC section than any of the EBGames stores that are near where I live.


Yeah but then they try to sell you a magazine subscription on your way out the door slywink

gellar
8419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 24, 2006, 08:31:36 PM
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Why are we still talking about ebgames and gamespot when Best Buy has decided to treat us correctly and wants our business?


Dude.  Best Buy?  Really?

gellar
8420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 24, 2006, 05:16:26 PM
I miss my old EB near my old office in Marina del Rey.  The folks there were seriously very cool.  Some good things about them:

1)  I remember going to buy a PS2 game and they had only the opened "new" games in stock.  I generally don't have a problem with this.  So long as the game works and the packaging is nice, I don't give a rats as if it's open.  However this time, the manager said "Are you sure you don't want a used copy?  It's going to be the same, since we only have opened new ones left and you're saving yourself some money.  The used copy is in perfect condition."  Now I'm sure they made more on the deal since they sold a used copy vs a new one, but I thought it was cool of them to suggest it.  A true win-win.

2)  They *always* gave me the preorder tchotskis for games, even if I didn't preorder.  Very nice of them.

3)  They stopped asking me stupid questions.  After I became a regular, they never asked if I wanted to preorder something (unless it was relevant and actually a part of our conversation), to add the game "insurance", to ask me if I wanted to trade in any games, or any crap like that.  They knew my answers.

Of course I spent a lot of money there each month, but I liked giving them my money.  They were good people.

The Gamestop near my place now is so bad that I drive 20 mins out of my way to go to a different EB.  I still miss my old one though.

gellar
8421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bidness Cards! on: April 22, 2006, 06:35:11 PM
Congrats.

My best bidnez card story was when I started at my first startup back in 02.  We were so small, we got to put whatever we wanted on the cards (within reason).  I think I had about 5 or 6 different titles before it was all said and done.

However, the CFO did veto my request for "Grand Poobah."

gellar
8422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 to get processor upgrade in 2007 on: April 21, 2006, 10:45:28 PM
They probably announced because if they didn't, as soon as it leaked (and it would leak), the press would go all apeshit about how MS is trying cover up "flawed" 360 plans and sneak in fixes.

gellar
8423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 to get processor upgrade in 2007 on: April 21, 2006, 06:21:14 PM
Quote from: "Farscry"
I'm surprised this is even an announcement.  Consoles go through unannounced hardware revisions throughout their lifespan of production; that's why they have those model numbers encoded on the shell of the product in most cases, makes it quick for the company to identify what might be the problem with your particular unit if you call tech support.

There were several revisions of the PS2 that I know of prior to the new slim model that came out late in the system's lifespan.


I'm fairly certain there were PS2 announcements, they just weren't as well publicized.

gellar
8424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What will you be playing this weekend? on: April 21, 2006, 06:20:17 PM
More than likely, MLB2K6 (until it freezes and I toss my controller across the room), then I'll move on to either NFS:MW or PGR3.  I need to get back into Oblivion someday too.

gellar
8425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 to get processor upgrade in 2007 on: April 21, 2006, 06:13:45 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
Quote
All it says is 2007. If it is end of 2007 that would be a full 2 years after release. With newer technology, 2 years is like a lifetime in refining. They are just continuing to improve the system.. They had to release it at some point.


True but now (as we have seen from comments already) users know that if they wait they will get a better machine.  

Sure eveyone does this to some degree but why hurt sales now for something which is at best 8 months away?  Why hurt your Christmass sales?


Cause the majority of the users won't care.  The games are the same.  Internals don't matter for crap for Joe User, so long as the system works.  Certainly there are some that will wait, but I'd wager to guess that number is rather insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

As has been mentioned before, this is not anything new.  Sony's PS2 changed a LOT over the first few years, particularly involving their DVD drivers, which were awful to start.  I remember having to load some software on a memory card just to get my DVD to work properly.  

gellar
8426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Burnout Revenge's A.I. / manufactured "difficulty on: April 21, 2006, 05:19:14 PM
What you're experiencing is the very reason I cannot play Burnout games.

gellar
8427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] NCAA Football 07 Pics on: April 21, 2006, 05:15:32 PM
Quote from: "godhugh"
New preview on NCAA '07 up on IGN. Screenshots look a good deal better and the stadiums really are amazing. While some features are missing, I'm really starting to look forward to this one now.

http://sports.ign.com/articles/702/702461p1.html


Whoa thanks for the link.  Color me excited now.

gellar
8428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [HOTTIES] Mueller Invitational *NSFW* on: April 21, 2006, 04:46:12 AM
I think mine was fairly similar last year...

Your Champion

Jessica Alba

Your Final Four
Anna Kournikova
Eliza Dushku
Jessica Alba
Shannon Elizabeth
8429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hockey Talk! on: April 19, 2006, 06:10:53 PM
LA Times is reporting that Lombardi has been hired and will be announced on Friday.

gellar
8430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PLAYOFF Hockey Talk on: April 19, 2006, 04:44:57 PM
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8431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hockey Talk! on: April 19, 2006, 04:32:32 AM
Quote from: "RightBastard"
Ugh, what an awful game against the Kings tonight.  Listless, dead play.  Shutout 4-0.  Bad way to go into the playoffs.

At least Lucky got a nice send off.  



HUGE props to the Sharks and Sharks fans on that game.  Very classy for the Sharks to line up at the end to shake Luc's hand and the fans were chanting LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUC just like it was Staples.  Makes me proud to be a Bay Area resident.

Kings cleaned house today.  Basically everyone but the trainer (Peter Demers FTW!) was fired.  Word is former SJ Shark GM Dean Lombardi is in line for the GM job.

Can't do any worse than we've done now.

gellar
8432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PGR3 NIGHT - Saturday at 10est (RSVP please) on: April 16, 2006, 06:08:08 PM
Good times guys.  The additional AI made for some quality comedy too.

gellar
8433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PGR3 NIGHT - Saturday at 10est (RSVP please) on: April 16, 2006, 12:02:35 AM
I got the booster pack and absolutely love the new cars you get.  Particularly the Mitsu EVO.  That thing is a ton of fun.

Looking forward to tonight.

gellar
8434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] NCAA Football 07 Pics on: April 15, 2006, 06:47:37 PM
Some more info on the game:

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* All-New Momentum System—Capitalize on your window of opportunity as big plays, defensive stops, trick plays, and special teams keep you in a constant struggle for momentum.

* Back to School—Excel in the classroom to improve your overall character, and then balance your time wisely between studies, practice, and social events as you live the life of a Student Athlete.

* All-New Spring Game—Determine your depth chart in Dynasty Mode and decide whether to red-shirt incoming blue chip freshmen by evaluating their performances in the annual spring game.

* New Spring Drills—Hone your skills with 11 new and challenging mini-games focusing on all aspects of the game, including Rush the Quarterback, Passing Distance, and more.

* New Ways to Play—Utilize new gameplay mechanics like Jump the Snap, Slide Protection, Smart Routes, Defensive Hot Routes, and Precision Passing to gain every advantage over your rivals.

* All-New ESPN Integration—Get the latest sports news with real-time updates from ESPN Radio, and track all your latest Dynasty information via ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com.
8435  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PGR3 NIGHT - Saturday at 10est (RSVP please) on: April 15, 2006, 03:19:22 PM
I'm likely in since I can't seem to play a game of MLB.

gellar
8436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] MLB 2k6 Impressions on: April 15, 2006, 04:38:48 AM
Ugh... just had my first freeze in my 3rd franchise game.  Was in a good battle against the Padres and the game locked up when Finley hit a pinch hit HR to put me up by 3 in the top of the 8th.

Of course, since 2KSports has fessed up to the issue, hopefully they fix it soon.

http://www.2ksports.com/forums/showthread.php?p=691251

If they don't, I can guarantee this will be the last MLB game I buy.

gellar
8437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Winning Eleven 9 Backwards Compatible now? on: April 14, 2006, 10:39:48 PM
Hmmm I will probably pick this up this weekend.

gellar
8438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] NCAA Football 07 Pics on: April 14, 2006, 09:14:27 PM
Quote from: "Greggy_D"
Quote from: "gellar"

Sadly, I will still buy it.

gellar


Oh God....WHY?????  :?:   Why reward EA for their downright laziness?  The guys over on Madden Forums have had enough of their crap and I expect many of them to not buy '07.


NCAA?  Cause I don't have a copy for my 360 yet.  Cause it will still look better than the Xbox version.  Cause I want an updated roster and a few new features.  Cause quite honestly, the $60 doesn't mean that much to me.  Cause I want the right to complain from personal experience, rather than what I've read over the internet.

I buy nearly every sports title that interests me, every year they are out.  This "year" for example, I have purchased the following titles - off the top of my head, and in order of disappointment (most to least)

EA NHL 2006 (Xbox)
NHL 2K6 (360)
MLB 2K6 (360)
NCAA Football 2006 (Xbox)
Madden 2006 (360)
Madden 2006 (XBox)
Fight Night R3 (360)
NBA 2K6 (360)

Out of all of those games, really only NBA 2K6 and FN3 represent a significant leap of any sort over the previous years.  The other two 2K titles I own are barely discinernable from the previous years (other than a few bugs that are fixed, and a few more that are introduced).  EA NHL 2006 was actually quite good until you learned how to exploit the AI.  NCAA and Madden were both steps to a better product, ableit small ones.

My point is, my expectation for the next iterations of sports product are carefully measured.  If you take the above list, less than 20% are actual "significant" improvements in product.  The rest are roster updates, maybe some prettier graphics, and some bug fixes.  You know what though?  It's still fun for me.  I'm fine with that.  I'd prefer more, but I still get my money's worth.  I'm still likely buying the sequel to every product listed up there for the 2007 version.

gellar
8439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] MLB 2k6 Impressions on: April 14, 2006, 05:10:03 PM
I played a game last night and rather enjoyed it.  I think I am missing something with the pitching, as I threw probably 5 or 6 wild pitches.

Overall I like it... hopefully it's not overly buggy, as I can see myself spending some time with this until NCAA/Madden come out.

gellar
8440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] NCAA Football 07 Pics on: April 14, 2006, 05:07:58 PM
Quote from: "denoginizer"
Here is what I think will happen with Madden/NCAA this year:

PS2 and Xbox versions will be essentially the same as 06.

360 version will be PS2 /Xbox version with marginally better graphics but the same engine.

New “Next Gen” version in November for PS3 and 360. But it will have a limited feature set due to "delays in the PS3 dev kits."

I hope I’m wrong but I doubt it.


I'd bet on this too... especially since NCAA typically runs on the previous year's Madden engine.  I wouldn't expect it to look much better than Madden for the 360.

Sadly, I will still buy it.

gellar
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