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8761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 - Walmart.com - IN STOCK on: November 20, 2005, 06:19:17 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "Autistic Angel"
I'm looking at that Wal*Mart page right now.  It says they still have 360s in stock, it says that one-day shipping can have one at my house on either the 22nd or the 23rd of this week...

...and it calculates the shipping cost *alone* at $400.  That brings the grand total up to $799.92.  This has got to be a bug on the webpage, right?

-Autistic Angel


On Friday, one and two day shipping were listed at $400 but standard was, er, standard which is what everyone seems to have gone with.  No doubt those $400 shipping prices are a mistake but I wouldnt' want to trust actually ordering one with that.  


Agreed.  I went with standard as well.

gellar
8762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 - Walmart.com - IN STOCK on: November 20, 2005, 04:56:00 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Got in early on the Walmart deal (before Hetz even posted it here) and found this in my inbox when I got up this morning:

Quote
The items from your order (#XXXXXXX) have shipped.



smile


Got in when Hetz posted it and got the same notice today.

Sweet.  Thanks much Hetz.

gellar
8763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Looks like I'm buying the Xbox360 Core System... on: November 19, 2005, 03:02:49 AM
Quote from: "rrmorton"
You should sue your arithmetic teacher, Ken. They done you wrong.


And apparently, reading comprehension.  YOU DID THE MATH FOR HIM.

Anyway, you made the right call Robbie... it's what I would have done.

gellar
8764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 - Walmart.com - IN STOCK on: November 18, 2005, 05:38:15 PM
Quote from: "fyedaddy"
Hetz, I truly wish you were working as John Kerry's campaign manager this past election. Things would have been so much different today.


Werd.
8765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 - Walmart.com - IN STOCK on: November 18, 2005, 05:21:33 PM
I placed an order.  Pretty sure it's an error on the website, but whatever... worst case I just cancel it.

gellar
8766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] When are Gamestops getting their 2nd/3rd shipments? on: November 18, 2005, 06:01:05 AM
Quote from: "Jarrodhk"
Yeah I got the automated call that told me I wasn't going to get one until after christmas.  On the other hand I was already planning on camping out various places in an attempt to find one monday night/tuesday morning.


Yeah... I'm going to avoid that circus.  I'll be trying at 11am for the Circuit City thing tomorrow and failing that, maybe hit a store if my schedule permits on Tuesday morning.  If there's a significant line though, I'm bailing.

gellar
8767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] When are Gamestops getting their 2nd/3rd shipments? on: November 18, 2005, 02:49:23 AM
Well fucky, it did say after Christmas.  Dah well.

gellar
8768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fox News says don't buy a 360 on: November 17, 2005, 07:54:26 PM
If Fox tells me to do something, I must do the exact opposite.

Thus, I am buying two.

gellar
8769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] When are Gamestops getting their 2nd/3rd shipments? on: November 17, 2005, 07:53:40 PM
Quote from: "pr0ner"
My brother works for a Gamestop now.  I'll ask him when his store is expecting a second shipment and get back to the thread ASAP.

Mike


Groovy. Thanks Mike.

gellar
8770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] When are Gamestops getting their 2nd/3rd shipments? on: November 17, 2005, 06:56:24 PM
Quote from: "JLu"
I'm still going to make a halfhearted attempt to buy it elsewhere on Tuesday -- and if I manage to, I'll hit EB and turn my $50 down into whatever my second game is going to end up being.


Pretty much what I'm going to do.  I'll hit Circuit City's website tomorrow, and if that fails, well... yeah, that's it.

gellar
8771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 360 - My thoughts on: November 17, 2005, 06:34:51 PM
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Quote from: "gellar"

Thanks for the post Hetz... I gotta admit, this is the 2nd most anticipated 360 game for me (behind PGR3).

I just hope mine comes before I have to leave town for the Holidays.  Stupid 2nd shipment.

gellar


I wouldn't get too excited, gellar - Madden can only be an excercise in frustration when you're playing as the Niners.


You have no idea how good I am at Madden, sir.

My Xbox Madden 49ers, on modified All-Madden difficulty, with just 1 realistic trade (Jamie Winborn + Kevan Barlow + 3rd round pick to DET for Mike Williams), are 9-4 and ready to hit the playoffs.  Beeyotch.  Then again, the Madden 49ers are a hair overrated.

gellar
8772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why MUST you have it on release day? on: November 17, 2005, 06:25:31 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Quote from: "gellar"
I'd like to get it ASAP, but I have no desire to work hard to do so.

Thus, I'll happily wait for when my preorder does land.

gellar


Doesn't Microsoft offer an employee discount at least?


Not on the system itself.  You know those rumors that we sell them at a loss?  They ain't rumors.

gellar
8773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why MUST you have it on release day? on: November 17, 2005, 06:21:53 PM
I'd like to get it ASAP, but I have no desire to work hard to do so.

Thus, I'll happily wait for when my preorder does land.

gellar
8774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HDTV and Xbox 360 question on: November 17, 2005, 06:10:10 PM
Quote from: "Fez"
The XBR450 accepts 1080i, 720p, 480p through its two HD-compatible inputs, so you can connect the optional HDTV decoder  and enjoy HDTV programming.


You're good to go.  You just need component cables, which it seems like it comes with.

gellar
8775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] When are Gamestops getting their 2nd/3rd shipments? on: November 17, 2005, 04:58:12 PM
Hey guys,

I'm nearly positive that I won't be on the first shipment for my 360.  I have the 2nd SKU, 995534,  listed in the Shortage thread.  In typical Gamestop fashion, they've provided me little info other than "wait for a phone call."

My issue is, I'm leaving town for Thanksgiving weekend and don't want the stupid thing to arrive that weekend and have me unable to pick it up (thus giving them the right to hand my preorder to someone else).

Does anyone know when Gamestop should be receiving their 2nd/3rd shipments?

gellar
8776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 360 - My thoughts on: November 17, 2005, 04:50:39 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
He used "LOL" a few too many times to be taken completely seriously.

However, I will say he makes it sound pretty darn great.  I can't wait to actually try it at least, and that's saying alot coming from me.

Thank you for the post Hetz.


Jesus, I thought I was the only one getting frustrated by Mr LOL.

Thanks for the post Hetz... I gotta admit, this is the 2nd most anticipated 360 game for me (behind PGR3).

I just hope mine comes before I have to leave town for the Holidays.  Stupid 2nd shipment.

gellar
8777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WTF? Circuit City selling Xbox 360 this Friday???? on: November 14, 2005, 09:45:40 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "coopasonic"
Quote from: "Greggy_D"
Stupid bullshit bundles again with stupid bullshit games.


one of those bundles has precisely the games I want... I just don't want the bullshit universal remote (or second controller for that matter)


Ditto.  Might still be worth it though... I have a preorder at Gamespot, but its a 2nd shipment SKU and I'm going to be out of town on Thanksgiving weekend.  Sucky.

gellar


Order shipment. Return items you do not want at other store. Retail chain adapts, life goes on for all of us biggrin I am definately going to do this if I get it in time.


Yeah... we'll see.  It's on my calendar as something I'll check on Friday, but my Gamespot has yet to actually confirm my preorder date, so I'm still hoping I may get it on the 22nd.

I'm going to give them a call tonight, but the customer service there is typically total crap.

gellar
8778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who doesn't care about Oblivion? on: November 14, 2005, 05:27:44 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
I was burned by Morrowind and at this point, I don't care for Oblivion.  I understand the mentality of people who enjoy that sort of game, though, and I'll most likely pick it up sometime (because I'm a schmuck).


Pretty much exactly me.  Open ended games suck for me, cause I am constantly attracted by the next new shiny.  I absolutely hated Morrowind.

gellar
8779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Let's talk about 360 extended warranties on: November 14, 2005, 05:26:12 PM
I avoid it.  I've never had to cash out on one, and I have a launch day PS2 still around and kicking.

gellar
8780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WTF? Circuit City selling Xbox 360 this Friday???? on: November 14, 2005, 05:19:21 PM
Quote from: "coopasonic"
Quote from: "Greggy_D"
Stupid bullshit bundles again with stupid bullshit games.


one of those bundles has precisely the games I want... I just don't want the bullshit universal remote (or second controller for that matter)


Ditto.  Might still be worth it though... I have a preorder at Gamespot, but its a 2nd shipment SKU and I'm going to be out of town on Thanksgiving weekend.  Sucky.

gellar
8781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 11/09/05 on: November 10, 2005, 06:23:11 PM
Wait.  So no Kate in this entire episode, and you kill the hot blonde.

Way to make me stop watching, assholes slywink

gellar
8782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ!!!! IMPORTANT!!!! PASS THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!! on: October 28, 2005, 03:07:15 AM
Quote from: "Autistic Angel"
The webpage at ConsoleGold.com has been updated:

Quote
If you're looking for a great gaming community please visit any one of the following sites:

http://www.bluesnews.com/

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/

http://www.wargamer.com/


-Autistic Angel


What, no www.bovineconspiracy.com?

Now I'm even more upset! slywink

gellar
8783  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / GREATEST. MUSIC VIDEO. EVAR!!!!! on: October 27, 2005, 11:40:03 PM
Quote from: "El-Producto"
Gellar!


LOL.  Ass.

gellar
8784  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ!!!! IMPORTANT!!!! PASS THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!! on: October 27, 2005, 11:01:37 PM
That sucks guys... good luck.

gellar
8785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So did Rich kill Octopus Overlords also? on: October 27, 2005, 06:37:48 PM
Quote from: "Toe"
Quote from: "gellar"
 Everyone is an adult, and can decide for themselves how to act.


What type of screening process do you do to verify age?


None.  Does it matter?

gellar
8786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So did Rich kill Octopus Overlords also? on: October 27, 2005, 06:03:30 PM
Quote from: "Jancelot"
Quote from: "Tareeq"
Quote from: "Mystic95Z"
I cant get to OO either.... Whats this BC that I keep seeing people mention?

-Tony


http://forums.bovineconspiracy.com/index.php

The Rebel Alliance to OO's Empire.


This site confuses me.  Is it just a place where there is no moderation so we can go and swear and act like 14 year-olds?*  Was spawned by the great Battle of F*cktard Hill?

* Not that I have a problem with it.  I like to vent my inner adolescent occasionally, too.  But not on a daily basis.


Not quite.  There's moderation, it's just very hands off.  We're there to take care of the big time problems, but not to tell our members what appropriate behavior is.  Everyone is an adult, and can decide for themselves how to act.  

gellar
8787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 on: October 24, 2005, 05:54:15 AM
I'll likely buy all 3.  Mostly because I'm stupid.

gellar
8788  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Big Ass TV Thread on: September 27, 2005, 05:54:35 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
I appreciate the help from everyone.  I don't really understand the difference between LCD and DLP.  Can someone give me a user-friendly answer to this.  Will I be able to notice a difference in picture quality between the two?    

Thanks.


They're about the same.  At the price range you're looking at, DLP will have better black levels than LCD, but some folks have problems with DLP TVs cause they can actually SEE the spinning color wheel.  Go take a look at a DLP and if you see the wheel, get an LCD.

Also, when you do buy, www.onecall.com has great prices and service.

Toshiba and Samsung are solid choices.

gellar
8789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Worst Game You've Played this Gen? on: September 26, 2005, 05:12:41 PM
You know... I can't think of anything TRULY awful I played this gen.  I think my biggest disappointment was Oni, but it wasn't *that* bad.  Just not as good as I was hoping.

The ESPN/NFL2Kx series has disappointed me every year, but it hasn't been terrible.  I think NCAA College Football 2004 was also a disappointment, as was ESPN NHL2K4.  

gellar
8790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / OO forums not working? on: September 26, 2005, 05:03:41 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Ouch.  Stupid mother nature, always wreckin my plans for surfin the web. slywink


She's a fickle bitch.

gellar
8791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Big Ass TV Thread on: September 26, 2005, 04:58:59 PM
I've yet to see a need for a 1080p TV.  I will likely get one when the technology is more mature (read: cheaper), but I see no reason to replace my 52" baby right now.  She works just fine:



gellar
8792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / General - We've had enough on: September 26, 2005, 04:56:05 AM
Good call Ron.

gellar
8793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST Season 2 Premier Tonight on: September 22, 2005, 05:35:12 AM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Sweet Jesus, talk about the ultimate cocktease. All frickin' summer and the second episode is where the good stuff is? To thee I say, "BAH!"


Pretty much.  This show is really starting to get on my fuckin nerves.

I'm all for suspense, but how about lets tie up maybe ONE loose end before opening a whole new fucking yarn.  This show has no payoff, I'm convinced of it.

gellar
8794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 06 Reviewed [psp] on: September 21, 2005, 04:02:24 PM
I honestly think EA has no idea how to shorten load times on the PSP.  I thought this was normal, as every PSP game I owned was Published by EA. Until HSG.  Then I realized what it could be.  After that, it's fucking amazing to me how bad they are at it.

gellar
8795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gretzky '06 on: September 20, 2005, 09:54:19 PM
Impressions yet, devil?

gellar
8796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Revolution Controller Poll on: September 20, 2005, 05:33:06 PM
Looks interesting to me.

gellar
8797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Madden 360 shots and Info on: September 20, 2005, 03:58:41 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
I like sim football so I like Madden.  They really need to ditch the passing cone first though.   You know, it was fun playing ESPN NFL 2k5, especially when the quarterback could run and pick up 3rd and long because I was playing pass defense.  That was great!  Oh yeah, I loved how if you were playing man on man with even a decent wide receiver, he could burn you on a post 10 times out of 10.  The d-line glitch was also one of my favorite things to encounter online.  At least they didnt know if I was going to run or pass before I even snapped the ball.  Oh well.  Both games have issues, dont come into a Madden thread and start ripping on it.  Just doesnt make a lot of sense to me at all.


Well said.  Both games are awesome at some things, and total crap at others.  Part of the reason I prefer Madden is that at least their fans don't feel the need to chime into every thread about how NFL2K was "better in all ways."

gellar
8798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gretzky '06 on: September 19, 2005, 08:08:48 PM
I'm gonna check out the PS2 version, as NHL 2006 has been slightly inconsistent for me, and the NHL2K6 franchise is too borked for me to take it seriously.

I'm so NOT looking forward to dicking around with memory cards though.

gellar
8799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NHL 2k6 - The Xbox Live Mini-League on: September 13, 2005, 03:43:08 PM
I went to EB last night and picked up 2006 (EA) because I really fear the bugs in 2K6 after last year.  There have been a lot of reported bugs, and I know a few of them would drive me pretty up the wall.

I fired up some sliders I got from OpSports and actually find that I like the game quite a lot.  Definitely better than last year's, and well worth the $30.

Bug List for 2K6: http://www.2khockey.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11945

gellar
8800  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / NFL Season Opens - Devil in attendance on: September 12, 2005, 07:30:38 PM
I was at Candlestick.  It ruled.

That is all.

gellar
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