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8601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 31, 2007, 10:04:41 PM
that is strange.  you're still listed as 81 percent on my friend's list.  people i would've thought closer to my taste from prior movie conversations here and at OO are showing up lower. 

...are you monkeying with the stats again, simon?

8602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 31, 2007, 09:46:29 PM
I didn't wanna "out" you Simon, as we have 81 percent compatibility in movies if Netflix is to be trusted, but I simply couldn't stand by and see you do that yourself!  Come on, this is The Big Lebowski we're talking about here!  Directed by God, cinematography by God, starring God, etc., ad nauseum, ad infinitum....

 icon_smile

Quote
Can you rate something 0 stars?

yeah, your taste in movies if you're going where I think you're going.   Tongue
8603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 31, 2007, 09:28:09 PM
Sweet mother of God, one of you guys hated The Big Lebowski and gave it no stars????  I'm not gonna name names, but this just cannot happen!

 icon_eek

 disgust
8604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody wanna be Netflix buddies? on: January 30, 2007, 07:26:20 PM
here ya go.  hepcat aka william

netflix friends
8605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GamingTrend Best of PSP - Prelim on: January 10, 2007, 05:00:06 PM
No love for Warhammer: BfA?  I'm still hooked on that one.   icon_wink

However, I do appreciate this thread as it's given me some insight into what I should buy for my PSP.  Seems like maybe some good stuff is finally coming out. 
8606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Star Trek: Legacy on: December 21, 2006, 08:24:07 PM
darn, that kind of seals the deal for me then.  i'll wait for it by the 19.99 or less bin at my local gamestop.   icon_wink
8607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Star Trek: Legacy on: December 21, 2006, 08:20:00 PM
so, is there any customization of the ships?  one of the blurbs in an ad for legacy specifically stated that you could customize fleets AND ships.
8608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 26, 2006, 04:17:30 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 26, 2006, 04:14:28 PM



okay, that made me spit up coffee...   icon_lol
8609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bill O'Really says "Gamers are morons and doomed to a life of poverty". on: November 26, 2006, 04:11:29 PM
Quote
American society is changing for the worse because of the machines… In the past to flee the real world people usually chose drugs or alcohol… now you don’t have to do that, Now all you have to do is have enough money to buy a machine…

Holy Crap, Bill O'Reilly just told me it's okay to do drugs and drink if I don't play video games! 

I'm sorry guys, I'm sellin' the 360.  It's Heroin and Whiskey for dinner tonight, baby!
8610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 'I Got A PS3!' Thread on: November 18, 2006, 01:30:34 AM
how i envision hetz at this very moment...



(just teasin' ya, hetz.  you know we love ya!)
8611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 18, 2006, 01:13:07 AM
Quote
Again, a matter of opinion.  Purchasing a console with no intent on ever playing it is, in my opinion, a dishonest act.

 :icon_eek:

wow. 

that stuck out because it displays either a complete and utter ignorance of capitalism in general, or proves that someone is just arguing for the sake of keeping the argument going.

as for the rest of the post, it just reads like a manifesto from someone who took intro to philosophy and dropped out after the 2nd class on Karl Marx.   icon_lol
8612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 17, 2006, 10:49:59 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on November 17, 2006, 10:43:06 PM

I do not wish ill will on Jblank.

That being said there is a part of me that does wish many of the ebay sellers have a very difficult time selling their PS3s.  Maybe if I actually want to buy the next major console that is released I won't have to compete with people willing to stand in line for 3 days knowing that they can make a 500% profit on ebay.  I want to see news articles of people who bought a PS3 and got stuck with it or *gasp* had their auctions top out at roughly retail price.

Wishful thinking?  Probably.  But I can hope can't I.

and having their system sell at retail because of lower than expected demand is equally as fine, in my book.  that just means the market stabilized before the product could command the high demand price.

look, if the target audience can afford to pay enough to obtain a luxury item during a shortage of said luxury item, than they're more to blame than the seller.  by them outspending another person, will that person potentially suffer anything more than an inconvience?

if, however, the commodity in question was something like medicine or food during a famine, than i think people would be justified in being outraged.
8613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 17, 2006, 10:43:03 PM
hehe, good to see you around jblank.  haven't sparred with you in ages.  too bad i agree with you on this one.   icon_lol
8614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 17, 2006, 10:08:37 PM
he's selling a product at what the market is willing to pay.  these poor innocent souls he's taking advantage of could easily just wait and get it when supply is increased.  what they're paying for is the chance to get it before others. 

in your analogy, are the houses available only in limited quantities for a short period of time, and then flooded onto the market after 6 months?  if so, then i'd say the real estate guy should get a pat on the back for his savvy business sense.   :slywink:

also, when did housing become a luxury item?

hell, i was almost tempted to wait in line this morning at my local best buy so i could sell one of those babies for double its price online.
8615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kill me now please on: September 29, 2006, 04:18:20 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on September 29, 2006, 01:16:29 AM

Not to be a dick, but anyone considering buy a 360 needs to get one from Best Buy.  I took my broke ass system in and had it replaced in 20 min.  Just be sure to get the warrenty on it and you are good to go.  Time to set it up.

that's what i did, but haven't had to return it yet.  just out of curiousity, is there a limitation on the number of times during that 2 year replacement plan that i can actually get it replaced?  or is it a "anytime something goes wrong, just take it in for a new one" deal?
8616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 29/Sep/06 on: September 29, 2006, 01:51:59 PM

Quote from: warning on September 29, 2006, 01:33:03 PM

A bit of Thief: Deadly Shadows

i envy anyone who's playing it for the first time.  god i loved that game...
8617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (360)Godfather-Why all the hate? on: September 28, 2006, 02:42:09 PM
this is getting some good word of mouth over at OO.  i think i'm picking it up this weekend.  and the reviews aren't really mediocre.  godfather on the 360 actually ranks higher overall than Just Cause. 
8618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm taking some time for myself on: September 28, 2006, 02:26:59 PM
Ron, i'm sorry to hear that!  I hope things get better for you.  know that we're all thinkin' of you, though.  when you're feeling down, just hop online with your 360 and let us cheer you up!
8619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kill me now please on: September 26, 2006, 09:54:36 PM
i bought mine in feb. of this year, and still haven't had a problem.  however, quite a few folks around here have had to send theirs in for repairs...oftentimes more than once, it seems.  i know they aren't the type to exaggerate or abuse their systems, so i suspect there was some shoddy workmanship on at least some of the shipments that have gone out.

in any case, i'm glad i got the 2 year replacement plan!
8620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kill me now please on: September 26, 2006, 08:49:47 PM
crap, i'm sorry to hear that, ark.   :icon_sad:

how many times do you have to send it back before you get a new unit, and not a refurb?
8621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/25) on: September 25, 2006, 08:33:38 PM
i actually thought the demo was kind of fun, but i'm still probably going to wait until a price drop on this one.  the reviews are universally mediocre, and they all seem to mention numerous glitches in the game, as well as a control scheme that seriously screws you over during vehicle use and firefights. 
8622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: September 11, 2006, 09:10:38 PM
oh, that darn Saints Row kept me in its clutches this weekend.   icon_evil

i swear to god, i spent a majority of the playtime trying to find a decent pair of pants for my alt.  when i realize i passed over blowing things up with a 60 ton mech in favor of essentially going to the gap in a video game, i almost wanna beat my head against the wall....    icon_lol
8623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 Killed the previous Generation on: September 11, 2006, 07:14:25 PM

Quote from: Misguided on September 11, 2006, 05:07:50 PM

Quote from: jblank on September 11, 2006, 04:59:33 PM

Quote from: Misguided on September 11, 2006, 04:56:31 PM

I just picked up a couple of BC games to play on the 360: Gottlieb Pinball Hall of Fame and Colin McRae 04. Having fun with both, but I'd thought they'd have been able to do a better job with FSAA.

It can only do so good with the source material. Think of upconverting DVD players, they can take a regular DVD and make it look better for the most part, but still, at the end of the day, it isn't HD, and never will be.

I hear you. Still, I'd love to see them upgrade the graphics on these. While Richard Burns Rally smokes the tar out of every Colin McRae effort on PC since CMR02, it's perfect for a console. For the pinball, they could have a parlor like the Gottlieb game does and sell individual tables for 400 or 800 points. I'd gladly pay that for well-made tables, especially if the camera angles were a touch better.

i went a little crazy over the last few weeks and have been loading up on BC games for the 360 (hey, they're like 10 bucks apiece, how can i NOT!   icon_biggrin).  Picked up Fable: Lost Chapters, Fatal Frame II, The Suffering, Hitman 2, Jade Empire, and Doom 3.  They all look okay, but whoever wrote the software patch to run Hitman 2 needs to release a patch ASAP.  as it stands, if i move my guy even an inch, he skates across the ground like it's an ice rink.  avoid that one like the plague.   icon_frown
8624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Test Drive Unlimited Impressions on: September 08, 2006, 03:40:27 PM

Quote from: warning on September 08, 2006, 03:37:56 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 08, 2006, 01:22:41 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on September 07, 2006, 08:57:37 PM

Lame or not that has been how MS has done it since the original Xbox. With the 360 at least you can get patches and demos without the subscription, so it has gotten better. I find it well worth the $4 a month... of course it doesn't take much to be worth $4/month. slywink The game does come with a code good for 48 hours of Live Gold.

i second that.  xbox live gold is an incredibly value.  each month, for less than the price of a pack of cigarettes, i get the convenience of demos, patches, arcade, MP, etc., all available whenever i want.  i'm a huge fan of the way microsoft implements and maintains it.

Not to totally derail the thread but you can get demos, patches and download and play arcade games with the free Xbox Live Silver service.  All the Gold service gets you is the ability to play multiplayer.

true, i forgot about that.  however, the MP is so darn good that i still feel it's worth it.  voice communication is so well done that i don't think i've ever NOT used it.
8625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Test Drive Unlimited Impressions on: September 08, 2006, 01:22:41 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on September 07, 2006, 08:57:37 PM

Lame or not that has been how MS has done it since the original Xbox. With the 360 at least you can get patches and demos without the subscription, so it has gotten better. I find it well worth the $4 a month... of course it doesn't take much to be worth $4/month. slywink The game does come with a code good for 48 hours of Live Gold.

i second that.  xbox live gold is an incredibly value.  each month, for less than the price of a pack of cigarettes, i get the convenience of demos, patches, arcade, MP, etc., all available whenever i want.  i'm a huge fan of the way microsoft implements and maintains it.
8626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: September 07, 2006, 02:14:42 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 07, 2006, 01:58:00 PM

Still no way to skip the '*insert porn name here* has donated money, nation is still surprised' bullcrap that plague the game EVERY FREAKING TIME YOU DECIDE TO PLAY...

one of a few reasons i took a break from the game.  every time i logged in i had to sit through all that crap.  but i think this weekend i'm gonna make a concerted effort to get my mech back up and running!
8627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Has your 360 ever failed and required service? on: September 01, 2006, 09:26:24 PM
good lord, arkon, i'm sorry to hear you're having such trouble!   :icon_eek:
8628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Has your 360 ever failed and required service? on: September 01, 2006, 08:08:14 PM

Quote from: Misguided on September 01, 2006, 03:58:55 AM

Quote from: mikeg on September 01, 2006, 02:31:34 AM

I had the same thing til mine died outright one day last week.  Launch system to dead as a hammer. Just like that.  My confidence is not high on this product. 

Same here, though mine died in...June I think. The first refurb was a dud. Second has been good. Think I may spring for the extended warranty JIC.


can you get an extended warranty from microsoft for a refurbished unit that's replacing a broken, out of warranty unit?

i have the 2 year BB plan, and i'm covered.  although i'm not sure if i'm covered for 2 years, or if i'm covered ONCE in 2 years (i.e. if it breaks, i get one replacement...total).   :icon_confused:
8629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Has your 360 ever failed and required service? on: August 31, 2006, 07:30:08 PM
thanks!
8630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Has your 360 ever failed and required service? on: August 31, 2006, 06:54:29 PM
bought one in february of this year and have only had a couple of dirty disc errors and maybe 2 or three lockups (mostly due to trying to use the xboxlive guide during load screens in games).

any way of finding out what "build" my 360 is?  i'd love to know if it's a launch version, or if it's from a later batch.
8631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row Impressions...b1#$@! on: August 30, 2006, 02:24:43 PM
christ, chastising someone for their grammar on a forum is just annoying.  considering that the internet extends into areas where english may be a second, third, or even fourth language, it's also ridiculous.

in any case, getting back to the matter at hand, Saints Row is quite fun.  It IS GTA, as has been mentioned ad nauseum, but that's not a bad thing in my book.  i only played a little bit of the SP portion last night after getting the game, but it appeared to have all the conventions of a GTA game. 

MP is frantic and confusing for me, and I died more times than Jay Leno during his monologue, but it was fun.  Grabbing a vehicle and just tearing around the lot gives it the extra push it needed to make it an enjoyable experience for me.  I'll have to reserve final judgement until i can get a little more gametime under my belt, but so far i'm not regretting the purchase.
8632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Settlers 2 Nintendo DS on: August 28, 2006, 07:10:11 PM
cripes, i'm so freakin' sick of seeing the DS get these great strategy games, while my PSP gets so little support from Sony that it might as well be a microsoft product.  as soon as disciples II comes out for the DS, i'm trading in this worthless PSP...mark my words!   Tongue
8633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mech Commander for free on: August 28, 2006, 02:53:45 PM
absolutely loved Mechcommander 2 when it came out.  never finished it and don't feel like digging through the boxes in my closet to find the original discs (which are probably scratched from having 4 years worth of junk thrown on top of them), so i'm definitely downloading this tonight.  great game.
8634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/28) on: August 28, 2006, 02:40:20 PM
Saint's Row for sure.  I'm still debating Enchanted Arms.  Think i'll wait for some reviews.

Throw in the release of Arrested Development Season 3 and South Park Season 8 dvd sets, and i'm gonna be eatin' ramen noodles for most of september.   icon_wink
8635  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Board Game Geek. on: August 11, 2006, 07:37:01 PM
god, that sucks.  a wonderful site that i always refered to when i had rules questions.  here's hoping they're back up and running soon!
8636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dead Rising impressions! on: August 11, 2006, 07:31:27 PM
jeez, last night i went up to the rooftop and just looked out over the parking lot.  i was surprised to see the huge number of individually animated zombies just shuffling around.  technically speaking, they did a bang up job on that aspect of that game!
8637  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: DVD Sale on: August 11, 2006, 03:38:38 PM
Quote from: "Godzilla Blitz"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I was at Best Buy today and they had A TOOOOON of movies in the 4 to 8 dollar range.  Highlights (or lowlights as you prefer)  include Bad Boys, South Park, Van Helsing, A Few Good Men, Schindler's List, and a ton more.


Spiderman 1, Spiderman 2, and Men in Black are also in that sale. $3.99 each. The store that I went to only had a couple left though.

Circuit City is also having a similar sale, with some decent movies at $3.99.

I got:


Blue Crush


all for $3.99 each.


please, please, please let that be a typo....   :wink:
8638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dead Rising impressions! on: August 11, 2006, 03:05:43 PM
i really haven't noticed any significant difference in the zombies at night as opposed to day.  are they harder to kill?
8639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sega Genesis Collection for PS2 and PSP! on: August 10, 2006, 08:29:36 PM
the fact that Phantasy Star IV cost 95 bucks on release boggles my mind!
8640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dead Rising impressions! on: August 10, 2006, 07:45:26 PM
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Ok, that's good. To have my own profile would I need my own Live account?


i think when you create a profile on your 360, it automatically creates a silver account for that profile name during the process, if i'm not mistaken.
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