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8761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 03, 2005, 07:45:19 PM
Ok let me rephrase that:  No *good* wheel for the XBox slywink

gellar
8762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 03, 2005, 07:05:01 PM
I'm taking the wait and see on this one... no wheel for the XBox, so I don't know how this would get in front of GT4 or GTR on my playlist.

Might get it this weekend if the impressions are overly favorable though.

gellar
8763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post your Ride! Car pics! [56k Warning] on: April 21, 2005, 08:45:50 PM
^^

SV650?  The first thing I'm doing if I ever get out of LA is buying one of those.

gellar
8764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post your Ride! Car pics! [56k Warning] on: April 21, 2005, 05:38:28 PM
LOVE the GTO.

gellar
8765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hybrid Cars? on: April 21, 2005, 06:18:03 AM
Quote from: "disarm"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "disarm"
thanks for the tips gellar...i'll keep all that in mind as the time gets a little closer.  i'm really hoping to work something out on the WRX, but the price difference of around $5K may be a big factor in the decision.  after driving the same car for the last nine years, i'm definitely ready for something new Cool


Price difference of $5k from the WRX to which car?

gellar

sorry if that wasn't clear...mentioned a WRX vs. Acura RSX in my earlier post.  from what i've seen both at the dealer and on Edmunds, it's about a $5K difference between a WRX and an Acura RSX (not a Type-S).  they're significantly different cars, but it's what i've narrowed my decision down to at this point...both nice cars, a lot of fun to drive, and fulfill my lifelong desire to own a car with a three-letter name ending in X Cool


When I bought my first Subaru, my final decision was between the RSX Type-S and the WRX.  I love both cars.  Ultimately, the Subaru won for me because 1) AWD, 2) 4 doors, 3) A bit faster, 4) was "different".  The RSX has a SPECTACULAR interior, better handling out of the box (IMHO), and a really damn nice 6 speed gearbox.  You can't really go wrong though smile

gellar
8766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post your Ride! Car pics! [56k Warning] on: April 20, 2005, 08:05:37 PM
Quote from: "HankRaptor"
I see why GM is posting MAJOR losses. All the cars here are Japanese, except the mustang..



I'd love to buy an American made car, though not necessarily by an American manufacturer, since as ThinJ stated, they might be made in Mexico. Problem is, there wasn't a single American car in my price range that compared to mine.  When Ford or GM makes a FUN $30k car, I will buy it.  Until then, Mitubishi and Subaru seem to have a lock on that market.

gellar
8767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hybrid Cars? on: April 20, 2005, 06:22:53 PM
Quote from: "disarm"
thanks for the tips gellar...i'll keep all that in mind as the time gets a little closer.  i'm really hoping to work something out on the WRX, but the price difference of around $5K may be a big factor in the decision.  after driving the same car for the last nine years, i'm definitely ready for something new Cool


Price difference of $5k from the WRX to which car?

gellar
8768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hybrid Cars? on: April 20, 2005, 05:47:37 PM
Quote from: "disarm"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
The wife chewed the dealer to 14998 down from 18998 and we took 1000 cash back on the deal.  At that point we pulled the ace as we had our own financing..guess you don't make it back on the kickback eh fellas?  (Wasn't like they stopped trying.  "We can give it a shot, maybe we can get you a lower rate...can't hurt right?")

All said and done I think we did pretty damned well.

i'm hoping to buy a new car in about a month or so and was thinking about doing the same thing...arranging for financing through my bank if they can give me a good deal, then not tell the dealer that until we've already settled on a good price.  it won't always make a difference, but it does work out once in a while...'

congrats on the new car!  as for the car choice...i haven't driven a Mazda3, but i did take a Mazda6 for a test drive and was pleasantly surprised.  i've decided it's not really the kind of car i want right now though...not as a single 26-year old guy.  i have my eye on either a Subaru WRX or an Acura RSX right now Cool


To be honest, most dealer's don't care all that much about financing.  There's certainly some money to be had there, but not enough for them to care a great deal.  They really just want to sell the car.

For a relatively popular car such as a WRX or RSX, the very best stratagery (I love misspelling that word) to get the best price is to email a bunch of deals in your area what it is you're looking for, as well as the price you want to pay.  Start at below invoice (can be found on edmunds.com).  The Internet Fleet Sales people are well aware of the informationa available on the internet, and don't try to even get you close to MSRP.  They make up their sales in volume and effort (or lack thereof, since Internet people generally don't require a lot of selling).  So long as you start at a fair price, you can get the price you want.

For example, the last 3 cars I've purchased using this method:
2003 Subaru WRX (Purchased December 2003) - MSRP: $25,000 - Invoice: $23,000 - I paid: $22,000
2005 Honda Accord EX (Purchased May 2004) - MSRP: $23,000 - Invoice: $20,000 - I paid: $19,000
2005 Subaru WRX STi (Purchased September 2004) - MSRP: $32,295 - Invoice: $30,000 - I paid: $30,000

In each purchase, I spent no more than 2 hours at the dealer (From Step in to step out, including: test drive, finance, paperwork, etc..).  I also financed each one through my bank, prior to going into the dealer.

Also, the Mazda 3 is a damn fine automobile smile

gellar
8769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post your Ride! Car pics! [56k Warning] on: April 20, 2005, 05:34:19 PM
Love the new mustang.  Not really what I'd look for performance wise in a vehicle, but she sure is perdy.

gellar
8770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post your Ride! Car pics! [56k Warning] on: April 20, 2005, 05:19:31 AM
My baby:






8771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA unveils a bit of Madden 2006/NCAA 2006 on: April 14, 2005, 11:35:30 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
EA unveiled some stuff on Madden 2006 yesterday.  They've turned their focus to the offensive side of the field and are including a quarterback's field of view (outlined by a flashlight-like cone) for more narrow passing.  This means if you aren't looking at the receiver you want to throw to you probably aren't going to have an accurate throw to them.  For instance, Peyton Manning, since he has such a high awareness rating will have a larger cone than a 3rd string quarterback.  The cone is supposed to help tone down the amount of passes thrown in a game and put the ball in the running back's hands more often.

NCAA 2006 has a "Race to the Heisman" mode where you play as a high-school graduate and take them through to the Heisman and into Madden 2006.

Obviously more will be unveiled at E3, but since these are the only two football games in town it will be interesting to see if EA sits on its laurels for the most part or goes that extra mile to bring something good to the table.


That Madden feature sounds pretty damn awesome.  Not sure about the NCAA one, but hell... could be cool too.

gellar
8772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just cant justify buying a PSP. on: April 12, 2005, 03:59:58 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "angrycoder"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
 The ONLY instance that the console/handheld shared library has occurred is with the Sega NOMAD, except then you didn't need a Genesis since the NOMAD could be plugged into a wall and could be connected to a TV as well as played with batteries on the go.


Minor nitpick, you forgot about the Turbo Express. That was a handheld system that would play TG-16 games.
Indeed I did!  IIRC, that was even less popular than the NOMAD, though...  :?


Jesus... I don't even remember the NOMAD at all.  What a cool toy... wonder why I never got one.

gellar
8773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you post at the Octopus Overlords too ? on: April 12, 2005, 03:47:02 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "mytocles"
Quote
And Unbreakable.


Quote
Unbreakable, I'd absolutely punch him in the face if I ever met him.
 

oh, duh, i get it - it's a joke, right? Tongue  i often don't remember who posts what, so i thought... geese, i don't remember unbreakable being bad:?... i finally figured it out... sorry, un-b!


No joke.  Nothing he posted on these forums, or on OO, or even GG.  A #gonegold IRC thing.

Quote from: "warning"

And I call dibs on the next Weekly OO vs. CG thread.  I'll start it on 4-18 at 6:00 p.m. sharp.  Be there or be square!


At the bike racks, foo.

It's broughten.

gellar


Pffff... wow, you still have your panties in a bunch over me saying I wasnt tony72?  Talk about being a sissy; it isnt like I dissed you (or anybody) in #GG, much less did anything to provoke physical violence.  Having said that, you are welcome to try, but you had best make your first punch count, because you wont get more than one attempt.  I'll even offer you my address, in the off chance you are man enough to back up your threats.

Anyhow, the #GG experience was a pretty good... experiment, I guess you could call it.  I was trying to see what this 'team' thing was all about, and I learned a valuable lesson, which is that seeking the approval of any group of people, no matter how intelligent they are, is ultimately a stupid thing.  People, in large groups, are influenced more by emotion and illogic than they are by intelligence and morality, a fact political and religious leaders have been exploiting for fun and profit since the dawn of mankind.


And the lies begin again... but... totally not worth it.  Here's where I exit the thread.

gellar
8774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you post at the Octopus Overlords too ? on: April 11, 2005, 10:57:03 PM
Quote from: "mytocles"
Quote
And Unbreakable.


Quote
Unbreakable, I'd absolutely punch him in the face if I ever met him.
 

oh, duh, i get it - it's a joke, right? Tongue  i often don't remember who posts what, so i thought... geese, i don't remember unbreakable being bad:?... i finally figured it out... sorry, un-b!


No joke.  Nothing he posted on these forums, or on OO, or even GG.  A #gonegold IRC thing.

Quote from: "warning"

And I call dibs on the next Weekly OO vs. CG thread.  I'll start it on 4-18 at 6:00 p.m. sharp.  Be there or be square!


At the bike racks, foo.

It's broughten.

gellar
8775  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you post at the Octopus Overlords too ? on: April 11, 2005, 10:16:57 PM
I'm the opposite.  I rarely post in the gaming areas, so I spend the majority of the time over at OO.  I find the Off-Topic area to be a lot more mentally stimulating, and there are a LOT more topics in it.  I don't venture into R&P much, though.

When I do post games, I post PC over there and Console over here.  Seems to work out ok.

Apart from that, I actually prefer the way this site is ran over the way OO is ran (less unnecessary pomp and circumstance over here, much more straight forward).  There are just more of the posters I enjoy over there.

And then there are Unbreakable and LE over here.  LE isn't so bad, but he can go totally nuts every now and then.  Unbreakable, I'd absolutely punch him in the face if I ever met him.

gellar
8776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you post at the Octopus Overlords too ? on: April 11, 2005, 09:17:19 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "Rage"
I think the poll is funny, as I am sure that jpinard knows the only person that fits into the latter category is Crowley.

 


Ebonstone too, I think.


And Unbreakable.

gellar
8777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Can anyone do a reverse lookup on gone gold? on: April 10, 2005, 10:13:51 PM
Just did a lookup.  Rich will own the domain until mid 2006.

gellar
8778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hybrid Cars? on: April 06, 2005, 03:39:01 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I priced a new one (2005 Prius) at $24k which is WAY out of my price range.  I priced a used one (2004 Prius) with ~14k miles on it for about $16k  which seems more reasonable.  The gas mileage alone should save me about 600 bucks a year or more.


Think of what comperable cars you can get and how much they cost though... If the $600 you save per year doesn't recoup your losses within 4 years or so, the hybrid is totally not worth it.

gellar
8779  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Dell LCD Monitor Questions on: April 05, 2005, 07:42:06 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
Ok so playing UT2k4 means you are at least a casual shooter gamer-was there any noticeable ghosting, or at least enough to annoy? Do yoyu have any backlight bleed?


I have the 2001FP and honestly, it hasn't shown any issues with any game I've thrown at it.  FPS or otherwise.  Looks great.

gellar
8780  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / What WoW Mods do you run? on: April 04, 2005, 11:53:54 PM
Quote from: "naednek"


Weren't you the guy in #gg saying that this was unnecessary? slywink

gellar
8781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP Cases? on: March 28, 2005, 06:16:01 AM
Yeah so... the one Sony shipped with the thing is awful.  Anyone buy a decent carrying case they like?  Preferably small, but sturdy and able to carry a UMD or two?

gellar
8782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yet another PSP topic - What one (maybe 2) game(s)? on: March 27, 2005, 11:09:23 PM
I lied... picked one up last night while I was at Target for some random reason.

Got Tiger Woods with it.  Pretty fun game.  Will probably get Lumines or Wipeout this week... but Tiger's got me happy so far.

Neat system.

gellar
8783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yet another PSP topic - What one (maybe 2) game(s)? on: March 25, 2005, 04:58:59 AM
Meh... they were sold out at Best Buy.  I think the first day urge just got to me.  My shiny new LCD comes tomorrow, so who knows when I'll have the urge to blow the cash on a PSP again. smile

gellar
8784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Yet another PSP topic - What one (maybe 2) game(s)? on: March 24, 2005, 10:50:28 PM
So I'm going to succumb to the temptation and pick up a PSP... but I have no idea which game to get?  Any thoughts on what the best overall launch title to get?

gellar
8785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A world without gone gold. Six month mark on: March 21, 2005, 08:49:26 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "TC Weidner"
Ah the irony is delicous. Rage, all high and mighty about being left high and dry, of course it was this same guy who did the EXACT same thing to a guild he helped found and lead. Of course you weren't crippled and close to death a dozen times though.

 Those in glass houses...


Rich created, paid for and when possible updated and maintained GG and we all should be grateful he did for all those years.  We have no idea what has happened to Rich but I do believe he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

 My personal guess is that Rich probably had another very bad turn health wise and Mary Joe most probably was sick of all the GG stuff and just shut it down , I know my wife would do that very same thing to all my sites if god forbid we were in their shoes.

 To Rich, Thanks for the memories and here's hoping if you are still with us, that things are better today than they were yesterday.


A hearty "werd" to you sir.  Couldn't have said it better myself.

gellar


So, you are comparing somethign that happened now....5 years ago to a guild of maybe 30-40 to a guy who ran a website that serviced a forums of ...thousands? Not to mention that I have talked this particular issue out and apologized for it...what, maybe dozens of times since then? So, bringing it up is to troll, makes you look like you have absolutely no capacity to move on or accept an apology, and makes you come of as a real dick. Fuck off. I've made my apologies. I meant them. I didn't hurt your mother or your dog. It was a game. It was 5 goddamn years ago. I fucked up. Im sorry. Either move on or just avoid anything I say, because I dont want to have to keep having this fight with, literally, the three of you that have to be assholes everytime I post anything.

Gellar, you I am suprised about. After all this time and all these posts you come back with this?


Hey Rage... I have no ill will towards you about what you did.  I understand it.  I'm just agreeing with the irony of your stance on Rich/GG when you yourself should likely understand more than most what Rich probably went through/is going through.

I "werded" that and the rest of TC's post as well.  It's based on absolutely nothing against what you did then, just the irony of your attack on Rich now.  That and I do definitely think Rich deserves the benefit of the doubt.

gellar
8786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A world without gone gold. Six month mark on: March 21, 2005, 06:52:10 PM
Quote from: "TC Weidner"
Ah the irony is delicous. Rage, all high and mighty about being left high and dry, of course it was this same guy who did the EXACT same thing to a guild he helped found and lead. Of course you weren't crippled and close to death a dozen times though.

 Those in glass houses...


Rich created, paid for and when possible updated and maintained GG and we all should be grateful he did for all those years.  We have no idea what has happened to Rich but I do believe he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

 My personal guess is that Rich probably had another very bad turn health wise and Mary Joe most probably was sick of all the GG stuff and just shut it down , I know my wife would do that very same thing to all my sites if god forbid we were in their shoes.

 To Rich, Thanks for the memories and here's hoping if you are still with us, that things are better today than they were yesterday.


A hearty "werd" to you sir.  Couldn't have said it better myself.

gellar
8787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone own or have any impressions of the Nissan Z350? on: March 17, 2005, 02:52:33 AM
Quote from: "Eightball"
Quote from: "gellar"
Wow, that completely describes my impression after testdriving it as well.  Liked the engine.  Liked the transmission.  Was fairly happy with the handling.  But... couldn't see shit out of the rear.  Big knock for me; couldn't buy one for that reason.

gellar


Sniff.  You may drive a rice rocket, but we have similar taste in other cars.  Though honestly, if I had only 20k to spend on a car, it'd be hard to look away from yours...but don't tell anyone I said that.  Don't want my german-centric viewpoint completely destroyed!


$31k.  My car was $31k slywink

gellar
8788  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone own or have any impressions of the Nissan Z350? on: March 16, 2005, 04:21:05 AM
Quote from: "Eightball"
I've test driven one.

I LOVE the way it drives.  It's quick (280 hp engine....), it rides a little stiff (but it's a sports coupe).  The only thing I didn't like about it was the rear view window.  There's no rear view out of that window....you'll see what I mean when you drive it.


Wow, that completely describes my impression after testdriving it as well.  Liked the engine.  Liked the transmission.  Was fairly happy with the handling.  But... couldn't see shit out of the rear.  Big knock for me; couldn't buy one for that reason.

gellar
8789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT4 + 1080i question.... on: March 15, 2005, 04:51:33 PM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
1) Go play Freedom Forces :-)  But yeah, other than that I'd be hard pressed to think of a better looking game in 720p.  The graphical improvements over MVP2004 are minimal, but the slight 'depth of field' they added for the pitcher/batter interface looks great!  That said, some of the graphics got worse - most noticably the crowd, which is using the same ultra low poly models they did last year for the closeups, but the portion of the crowd that are sprites now face the camera whereever it is positioned (rather than having a different sprite for their backs) - which makes for some very odd looking cutscenes sometimes...
Pretty minor complaints though... and the 720p *menus* look great too (did you hear that Polyphony?)

2) Both 480p and 1080i are disappointing.  The 480i menus exist even when in 480p mode!  I would kill to be able to use photo mode in 1080i...


1) X-Men Legends was also damned impressive looking.

2) I'm not disappointed cause I thought the game would look like royal ass until a few days before release.  I was more than happy with assy graphics + great gameplay.  Now I get semi-good graphics + great gameplay.  It's awesome biggrin

gellar
8790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT4 + 1080i question.... on: March 15, 2005, 12:12:44 AM
Quote from: "Harpua3"
Quote from: "Dimmona"
Side HDTV note: MVP 2005 looks great in 720p (picked it up last night) smile smile


 Pardon me for this but...No freaking shit!!! That game looks amazing on my TV in 720p. A great looking,  and fun playing(solo or on Live!) baseball game. I haven`t really played a baseball game in years. Triple play 99 and 2000 on ps1, wow...it`s been a while! Then a little of triple play 2000 or 2001 maybe on PC. So I`m just going apeshit over this stuff. This game is awesome!

 And as far as 1080i on gt4. I`ve heard it looks better on 480p, because the 1080i is pretty ugly. Just thought I`d chime in :wink: .


1)  MVP 2005 looks amazing.  May well be the best looking game I've played on the console.

2)  1080i GT4 >>>>> 480p GT4.  480p GT4 sucks.

Also of note is that the game does NOT save your resolution settings on your memory card.  You have to manually change it to 1080i everytime you start the game.

gellar
8791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT4 + 1080i question.... on: March 13, 2005, 10:46:48 PM
Quote from: "croman"
Quote from: "Chaz"
I had the same thing, but I'm not certain that the races were running in 1080i.  If they were, there were still an awful lot of jaggies going on.  From all the "OMG!!! the graphics in 1080i are better than real life!" I was expecting something special.  They were nice, but still awfully jaggy.


Glad I am not the only one that thinks this.  I just do not see the special graphics this thing is supposed to have in 1080i mode


The 1080i graphics aren't so much jaggy as they are low textured.  I'm pretty impressed, especially considering that it's coming out of a PS2, but you can definitely tell the textures aren't as nice as the XBox can put out.

BTW... only the gameplay is in 1080i.  The menus are something else.

gellar
8792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: March 10, 2005, 03:23:59 AM
Ok... I royally suck at this game.  Regardless of sliders, I get schooled.

Still fun though biggrin

gellar
8793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help identify a hip hop track on: March 08, 2005, 02:12:14 AM
Might also be the Fugees.

gellar
8794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: March 07, 2005, 08:43:00 PM
All-Star = two things:

1) You cannot hit for crap.  If you're not generating offense on Pro, don't go to All-Star.

2) If you make a mistake pitching, the AI will likely crank it out of the park.  Your whoopsie = their dinger.

gellar
8795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: March 07, 2005, 07:42:36 PM
Is anyone else getting REALLY annoyed with the commentary in this game (MVP)?  It's just bloody awful.

gellar
8796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: March 07, 2005, 05:28:38 PM
Quote from: "godhugh"
Quote from: "jessie"
I love MVP except for one thing; I can't hit a changeup to save my life.  With hitter's eye, I know it's coming but i can NEVER seem to wait long enough *cry*


I have the exact same problem. I've gotten to the point where I can make contact but I almost always pull it to far and foul it off. That or pop up or hit a weak grounder to first or third base. I do the same thing on really slow curves.

I've found the batting mini-game helps with this, it's gotten me to the point where I don't whiff on all off-speed pitches (plus you can get a ton of MVP points if you do well). I've unlocked Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins so far smile.


The change up isn't my problem.  With Hitter's Eye, I can identify it and time it right, provided I'm not sitting dead red on a fastball.  If I am, then I look silly.

My problem is when a pitcher throws both a slider AND a curve.  They both show up as red with Hitter's Eye, and I can only figure out what pitch it is by the angle of the release.  I'm getting better at that, but am still by no means good.   Where the real problem is with pitchers who throw these two pitches at VERY distinct speeds.  Again, I hate to say it, but Eric Gagne is still my problem here.  His curveball is 69mph... his slider is 89mph... I am pwn3d.

gellar
8797  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Handheld (Palm) Recommendations? on: March 04, 2005, 08:08:57 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Yea, the wife spotted the Treo 650 and she thinks she wants one.  Anyone have any experience with the Treo or the other PDA/Phone combos, positive or negative?


Treo's are very, very good.  If they weren't Gigantor (tm), I'd have one.  They're the default phone for my colleagues and no one dislikes them.  They do everything quite well.  The only knocks on them that I've heard are a) a Blackberry does email better, and b) the form factor isn't as nice as a flip phone.  Knock B is the reason I and two other guys I know went with the i500 instead, but that's certainly a personal decision for most.  Knock A is only applicable if you do a shit ton of email.  The Blackberry's are godawful cell phones though.

Also, the Treo is a damn pricey machine.  If you can get past that and the size, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't have one.

gellar
8798  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Handheld (Palm) Recommendations? on: March 04, 2005, 03:29:40 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I like the new smartphones.  It takes two things you will probably have and puts it into one device.  Two that I really like are the new Nextel phones (dont know the model, but breifly looked at a friend's), and also the new Treo phones.


Yep... Smartphones are the way to go.  The Treo 600 and 650 both do a whole hell of a lot, but are slightly large in package.  Then again, they have a thumbpad, and with just a tiny bit of practice, that can be nearly as effective as a keyboard.

I don't do a lot of writing on my PDA, so I opted with the Samsung i500 smartphone, which uses a stylus like a regular Palm device would.

gellar
8799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: March 03, 2005, 07:48:39 PM
Quote from: "godhugh"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "godhugh"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "godhugh"
With regards to game sliders, I'm using Pared's on OS. Seems to work really well on All-Star so far.


I'm using those as well.

As far as the thoughest pitcher I've faced... Eric Gagne.  A high 90's fastball followed up with a 60 mph curve is frikkin unhittable.  I look so inept against him.

Which is my my absolutely lucky walk off solo home run with JT Snow in the bottom of the 16th against Gagne just made my night a few days ago biggrin

gellar


For a starter in the same vein, try hitting against Zach Greinke. Dude has a 52mph curveball. As someone on OS said, it resembles Bugs Bunny.


The thing with Gagne is... it's not just those two pitches.  Dude has like 3 more he busts out on occassion with too.  It's just not fair.

My strategy facing him is to wait until he throws a fastball, hope it's over the plate, and swing.  All the other pitches are just too wrong for me even to attempt swinging on.

Of course, by the time you recognize the pitch *is* a fastball, you're probably too late to swing.

Fun game.

gellar


I haven't tried to hit against Gagne yet, but does he hide the ball well during his delivery?

As LD mentioned, with hitters eye you can sometimes see the ball prior to release.


He does.  His delivery is very much overhand, and seemingly late (maybe cause he's tall).  I actually don't think I pick up the pitch until well AFTER it leaves his hand, so I have exactly .0000000000001 seconds to decide if a) it's a fastball, and b) if it has a chance at possibly crossing the plate.

gellar
8800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 03, 2005, 07:46:29 PM
As I tend not to pay any attention to previews, this is the first I've heard about this game.  Looks neat... will have to get it on the PC.  May Gamefly the Xbox version though.

gellar
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