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841  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: PS2 + games + etc. **Lower price** on: July 27, 2005, 12:41:11 AM
i have a friend who would be interested in the PS2 by itself, if it were sub-$100.
842  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Do people with Skype Use VoIP? on: July 25, 2005, 07:32:03 PM
i haven't yet purchased minutes through them, although their international calling rates seem to be OK.  i haven't had too much success in getting friends to download the software and keeping it running all the time.  it is a good way to meet random, outgoing people from around the world, certainly (leave SkypeMe mode activated and see where you get calls from...)

i was planning on going through another VoiP provider in lieu of Verizon when i move out of my current place.  Lingo or Voicepulse look to be the best for me (read: cheap).
843  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Do people with Skype Use VoIP? on: July 25, 2005, 07:16:18 AM
just to clarify:

the free service on Skype is limited to calling, or recieving calls from, other people with the software installed on their machine.  all the extras (calling landline or mobile phones, voice mail, et al) cost money.
844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Good TA like game on: July 19, 2005, 06:51:46 PM
Perimeter?
845  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Impressions: RoboRally re-release on: July 16, 2005, 08:32:24 AM
got a chance to play this tonight with five other people.  i had never played the original, but got enough of an impression on what it was like from other people to know how it played.  according to the other players, the new version is basically a tweaked and better-balanced revision. it plays pretty much the same, almost exactly as i had envisioned it - it's Turtle LOGO with conveyer belts and lasers.

how fun was it?  enough that i purchased my own copy - it's the first board game i've purchased in years.  definitely worth a look - see if your local games store has a demo you can play.
846  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: July 15, 2005, 06:31:22 AM
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord received from Grundbegriff.  


EDIT (08/06/05): PIFF karma now at +6
847  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: July 15, 2005, 06:26:15 AM
+1 to Grundbegriff for the freebie.
848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Divine Divinity: what's the final verdict? on: July 11, 2005, 09:26:49 PM
this is the only game i could never get to work on my computer.  it'd randomly crash when entering a building - tried latest patches and allsuggestions listed on the official boards (short of rolling back my ATi driver back to some unspecified version); nothing helped.  it's too bad, as it did look to be pretty good.
849  Gaming / Analog Gaming / New Release: Shadows over Camelot on: July 02, 2005, 08:22:39 AM
played this tonight with three other people:

there's a lot to do - it's one of those cooperative games where it's all the players vs. 'the board', and there's a lot of side-quest mini-games to do, as well as player special abilities.  it was pretty cool at first, but the fun started to diminish when too much strategy was coordinated (even though the cards themselves weren't announced), and one player started telling the other players what to do in order to achieve desired victory conditions in each mini-game - winning is easily achieved when that happens.  it should be noted that we were not playing with loyalty or traitors, so that undoubtedly influenced the difficulty.
850  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Around the World in 80 Days on: July 02, 2005, 08:17:59 AM
tried this out tonight:

it seems to have a lot of potential for little nuances during gameplay, since there are a number of gameplay elements (time passed, position in the world, current turn leader, possession of cash, travel and event cards in hand, the detective marker, the bonus tokens and the randomness of balloon flight) that affect each other in many different ways. will have to give this more time - it looks like it would be much more interesting with more players.
851  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Impressions: RoboRally re-release on: June 30, 2005, 08:59:07 PM
yeah, it's out now.  going to the game store tomorrow to have a look at it.
852  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Please recommend a Free Email Client to replace Outlook Exp. on: June 06, 2005, 07:09:00 AM
Thunderbird
853  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: June 01, 2005, 01:25:58 AM
PS1 controllers received!  thanks.  feedback left.
854  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 01, 2005, 01:25:10 AM
+1 to Raven VII !
855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Atari Flashback 2.0 on: April 30, 2005, 12:24:28 AM
Battlezone looked much more colorful than i remembered it.  heh

auugh! i wanna play robot tank now.
856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Atari Flashback 2.0 on: April 29, 2005, 09:37:47 PM
oh, and 4) looks more like Millipede, but i could be wrong
857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Atari Flashback 2.0 on: April 29, 2005, 09:36:33 PM
1) is Air/Sea Combat (AKA Target Fun, when it was included with the Sears VCS),

2) is actually Robot Tank by Activision, which is one of my all-time favorite 2600 games,

8) looks like an Activision game, but I don't know which one.
858  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Impressions: RoboRally re-release on: April 20, 2005, 06:51:51 AM
Game is now released! see here...

Impressions are a few posts down....
859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What would YOU do? on: April 17, 2005, 09:41:55 AM
under no circumstances give her money, but giving the book back (along with an explanation of how you fair you feel this situation is).

i also wouldn't really trust her, after this.
860  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: April 06, 2005, 01:40:06 AM
Return to Zork and Perfect General 2 have been claimed.

new additions:

Sudden Strike (Strategy First)
Navy SEALS (ValuSoft)

EDIT: reclaiming two karma points for Neverwinter Nights and Wizardry 8 - never received.  Karma now at +11.
861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD's, Extra Features, Whatnottery on: March 30, 2005, 11:59:40 AM
neither have i... but i own like, less than 15 DVDs (and they're mostly music video compilations)

one thing that can go to hell, however, are animated menus.  they're usually stupid-looking and add unnecessary extra time to menu navigation.
862  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / XIII for PC is $9 at Gamespot on: March 30, 2005, 11:54:11 AM
it was -$5 at EBGames a few months ago ($5 - $10 gift cert) - that sold out waaay before i could get to it, tho.
863  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: March 29, 2005, 12:45:47 AM
darrvid - you have mail.  Zork will be sent soon-ish.
864  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 21, 2005, 11:35:47 PM
+1 to Mytocles for the free batteries
865  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 16, 2005, 03:53:18 AM
+1 to Serlesh for the freebie.
866  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB Massive Assault on: March 12, 2005, 10:30:15 AM
be sure to get online when you get this...
867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ever heard of FullSail? on: March 09, 2005, 08:41:17 AM
there used to be a website called "fullsailsucks.com" with quite a few disappointing testimonials from students..  i'd be wary.

i went to Digipen last year - the art program there is very demanding (i was in the RTIS department, but have some friends going for an art degree from there.  most seem on the verge of failing out in their second year of the four year program.)
868  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Web Comics: which are your favorites? on: March 09, 2005, 08:36:53 AM
Cat and Girl
869  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 06, 2005, 01:45:35 AM
+1 to RightBastard for the freebie
870  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: March 06, 2005, 01:40:09 AM
could i get MGS please?? thanks

EDIT: karma at +7
871  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: March 01, 2005, 06:53:43 AM
looked like it was about 20 seconds or so...
872  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: March 01, 2005, 06:48:03 AM
i'll take Syberia...
873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fiery Xbox of Death (i.e. free power cord replacement f/ MS) on: February 24, 2005, 11:31:23 PM
that would make sense.  i spose the older xboxes would get the ones with the fusebreaker/wall-wart.
874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fiery Xbox of Death (i.e. free power cord replacement f/ MS) on: February 24, 2005, 08:12:44 AM
uh, that's weird.  i got my replacement today, and it looks exactly like the old cord, only with a sticker tag.

875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DAI SENRYAKU VII on: February 23, 2005, 12:23:57 PM
this looks pretty cool, i have to say....

http://www.kemcogames.com/game_detail.html?id=40

so far reviews have been very positive (on this board, at least)
876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Martial Artist List] Declare your style and rank on: February 09, 2005, 10:29:10 AM
i've done some kickboxing and 'american' boxing (for about a year and a half).   after quitting that, and a tentative foray into Wing Chun kung fu, i decided that i no longer have the desire to hit things/people (spending half of class holding pads so someone else can smack you...hard... isn't really fun for me).   however, i'm still interested in getting better mental discipline and focus.  physical exercise would definitely be a bonus, as well as perhaps some gained abilities (self-defense, maybe, or super special ninja moves or whatever)....  what other options are there for me besides Tai Chi?
877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What Im listening to right this moment on: January 30, 2005, 09:35:50 AM


(not my usual listening material...)
878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Girls and Gaming on: January 22, 2005, 01:45:54 AM
exploration/sandbox games (ie any Sim- game, Black & White)
many different puzzle games
games based on board games (like Scrabble)
adventure games
strategy-lite games (ie Heroes of Might & Magic series)
879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / VoIP - Internet Phones on: January 18, 2005, 01:26:38 AM
Quote from: "disarm"
Quote from: "Destructor"
Now, I have to say this - there are free communication services out there, but they require both ends to have a headset, programs, configurations, etc.

That's why you have to pay for this - it allows you to chat with anybody who has a standard phone via the internet.

there are also free internet-based phone services that let you make PC-phone calls.  the only catch is that the person with the PC has to initiate the call.  i used to do it all the time as a way to save money on long distance calls when i was away to college.


what services are these?  i haven't seen free PC-Phone services for years.

currently i use Skype, which has great voice quality and is FREE if you know other Skype users (otherwise you pay like 2.5 cents a minute or so)
880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DEMO] HL2 on: January 11, 2005, 06:11:43 PM
i too have held off on buying this game due to the Steam activation.  i realize this is probably the way of the future, but it doesn't mean i have to pay full price on this.  i'll wait until it drops below $20.
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