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921  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / What Antivirus software do you use? on: February 09, 2006, 05:15:06 AM
used to use AVG - it's been Avast! for the past few years.
922  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / looking for freeware Bejeweled clone on: February 08, 2006, 09:48:52 PM
for the roommate.  downloadable preferred (i know about the java version of the original game at thanks.
923  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: Dai Senryaku VII on: January 29, 2006, 11:56:50 AM
let me know what you want in exchange.   if you should happen to have the PC version, that would be excellent, but XBOX is OK.
924  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / We need a music thread on: January 25, 2006, 09:30:27 PM
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - the entire discography, plus the free concerts downloadable from  i never used to be into 'afrofunk', but this NYC band has changed that for me.
925  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: Atari 2600 joysticks/AC adaptor, [PS2] Rumble Roses on: January 19, 2006, 08:09:24 PM
a weird combo, but a friend is in need of Rumble Roses for the PS2. she also acquired an Atari VCS, but it came with no AC adaptor or input devices (no joysticks or paddles). also, the plug coming from the VCS system looks like an RCA plug, and so i assume that a 2600 RF Modulator is needed.

anyways, let me know what you'd want for these, if you have them.
926  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Something I hate about Gamestop on: January 19, 2006, 07:34:18 PM
i wish the US was more like Europe, where media items are NOT shrinkwrapped...  it's just a waste of plastic.
927  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: January 06, 2006, 02:53:32 AM
+1 to Doomboy for the PS2 game disc
928  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Everyone's List of Games - Fancy New 2006 Edition on: January 03, 2006, 05:18:09 PM

PS2 - Destroy All Humans!

(updated 3-19-06)

stuff i really want:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
Boiling Point: Road To Hell
Advance Wars DS (and just about any strategy game for DS)
Super Mario 64 DS
Resident Evil 4 (GameCube version)

stuff i'm quite interested in:

Korsun Pocket
Laser Squad Nemesis
The Suffering 1 and 2
Nitro Family
Vampire: Bloodlines

stuff i'm sorta/kinda/a little bit interested in:

Trackmania United
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Two Thrones
Bloodrayne 2
Project: Snowblind
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Dungeon Lords
929  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Trading Forum 2006 Edition - some changes on: December 21, 2005, 08:41:26 PM
i'd say that almost half of the 'new' games i've acquired over the past 2 years or so have been from the PIFF thread.  :lorax:  so don't close it...
930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS or PSP? on: December 21, 2005, 12:46:03 AM
ahhh.. it's wireless capability you really want??

931  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS or PSP? on: December 20, 2005, 11:15:06 PM

i'm going to be getting one in a few months... will report back when i do.
932  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / IGE Banner Ad on: December 17, 2005, 12:47:24 AM
i've never complained about any ad/company before this one.  so what ad banners DO generate revenue?  i assume it's the blinky/flashy, making irritating noise Flash ones, eh?
933  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / IGE Banner Ad on: December 17, 2005, 12:28:06 AM
while a question of 'ethics' would be overstating the matter, and disregarding my personal feelings on MMORPGs... it remains that this is the sort of business i, as a gamer, want no association with.
934  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How many MMOs are you in right now? on: December 16, 2005, 06:45:37 PM
none... can't stand the things.
935  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sunday Skin - 12/4 on: December 09, 2005, 05:56:28 AM
Or is there some magical website where hot stupid teens take slutty photos and just slap it on the internet?
936  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 01:53:26 AM
nintendo is still the only console company that is making a profit.   i'm guessing the cheaper-to-produce hardware is one of the contributing factors.

also, the custom control interfaces (DS: dual screen, touch screen - Revolution: special controller) have a bonus side effect of making piracy and emulation much* more difficult.
937  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Not liking Serious Sam... on: December 02, 2005, 03:01:15 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
It's uber predictable in that 'ok I'll grab the item and monsters are going to swarm me from all over' kind of way.  It isnt that I dislike FPS games, because I really like them.  It's just this game seems to be missing some intangible something for me.

it's definitely not going to get any better for you, then...  it clicked with me right away, as i could make up my own strategies and mini-games within the very simple 'kill everything and lots of it' framework - but i can see how some people could be turned off by the basic concept.
938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Not liking Serious Sam... on: December 02, 2005, 01:41:52 AM
try it on hard and see if the pain-in-the-assedness is increased, or is somehow made better...
939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What are you snacking on right now? on: December 01, 2005, 11:34:39 PM
940  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Not liking Serious Sam... on: December 01, 2005, 09:27:30 AM
play on Normal your first time through.  seriously.  you'll get enough ammo/armor that you don't really have to worry about going through battles unscathed (like i was constantly worrying about) - as for the gameplay itself, you sorta have to be into that kinda thing.  i myself never cared for co-op mode, as you could just keep respawning when you died and that made it boring.
941  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: November 03, 2005, 06:28:33 AM
well, i do have yet another copy of Tony Hawk 2 that won't work on my computer - guess i could give that away.
942  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: November 02, 2005, 07:44:57 PM
i'll take it!
943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Please watch the MirrorMask trailer on: October 19, 2005, 06:52:19 AM
i finally got around to seeing it tonight. no spoilers ahead!

it was actually pretty 'slow' paced, which is exceeeeedingly rare for a children's film these days.

so the bad, first: i kept losing attention, and it felt sometimes like 'oh, here's two actors against a bluescreen and CGI is everything else' so it felt really empty at times. it definitely has a 'kids movie' feel, so look out for drawn-out exposition and awkward scenes.

the good is that i've not seen a movie that looks like it before - the filters used on the different shots kept my eyes intrigued. the 'old film' look never got old, but i fear it being copied in the future.... it also has some of the better credits, ever (the particular music/CGI combination).

speaking of, the music/score definitely deserves mention - hard to describe, but it was very clear, and 'channel separated' - a very bold but minimal soundmix. the style was sorta old-timey in a very modern way. there were some some intriguing ambient SFX also. you can tell effort went into making a distinctive atmosphere for this.

i'm guessing this movie is going to make Dave McKean a sought-after set/character designer, for sure. his imprint is everywhere and some of the results are really amazing.
944  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: October 09, 2005, 05:22:54 AM
ok, you got it.
945  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: October 09, 2005, 04:53:34 AM
new addition:

Winning Eleven 7 International

it absolutely refuses to run with my PC configuration.

karma +7
946  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Selling : Xbox Kbd/Mouse adapter and Mega-X-Key [updated] on: October 02, 2005, 11:08:32 PM
how much are you asking for these?
947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gearbox Q&A!!!! (Open for questions until 9/27) on: September 27, 2005, 12:17:25 AM
Any further patches/support for Halo?

What were the problems with the netcode on Halo?

What was it like working with Microsoft?  (i understand that Bungee had almost nothing to do with the PC version)

Were they given the Halo 2 porting project?
948  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Ubuntu on: September 14, 2005, 11:47:59 PM
Quote from: "chewbaccasaurus"
lol, i just ordered like 400 of the free discs...

uh, why?
949  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: September 14, 2005, 01:14:10 AM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
It scarred you that bad?  :shock:

that was the purchase that made me go 'why am i paying $45 for one game?'  - especially since my backlog had reached the point of no return a while beforehand and i had no chance of catching up anytime in the near future.  so... it's been the bargain and used bins, ever since.

and re: B&W - i never got very far past the first level, but i really enjoyed that much, at least!

EDIT: thinking back more, i did* actually purchase Dungeon Siege brand-new the next year (?!!) (tho it did have a large rebate attached to it, so i only paid $23 for that title).  needless to say, the coffin was now firmly nailed shut; never again; etc.
950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: September 14, 2005, 01:05:45 AM
will get it eventually...  (i haven't purchased a brand-new game since...  since the first B&W, actually)
951  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: 2 copies of Unreal Tournament 2004 on: August 25, 2005, 09:38:37 PM
it's the same game, so no problem.
952  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Voodoo Vince / XIII / Ridge Racer / + more on: August 25, 2005, 09:37:21 PM
i'd totally go for Bad Mojo Redux if i didn't have 40 other games that needed playin...
953  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Do people with Skype Use VoIP? on: August 23, 2005, 06:03:01 PM
mobiles are freakin' expensive...

just wanted to point out this pretty neeeat service i've been using recently:

it's a downloadable VoIP program that lets you call mobiles/landlines in the US, and landlines in some major countries of the world, for extremely low cost (a flat fee of 1 euro for 4 months, right now, as it's in beta).  rates for calling mobiles in other countries is about the same as Skype-Out.

i paid my $1.27 and now i'm making lots of LD and international calls. sometimes the voice quality is rather choppy, but usually it works just fine.
954  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: August 22, 2005, 09:03:02 AM
also adding:

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

karma now at +7
955  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Trouble with Radio Shack PSX-USB Adaptor on: August 19, 2005, 10:42:56 PM
have you tried unplugging both controllers, then plug in the PSX controller first?
956  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The GT Pay It Foward Freebies Thread *closing end of 2005* on: August 16, 2005, 04:25:48 AM
i'm adding The Hulk (Vivendi Universal) to my list of giveaways.
957  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / I have a stack of old records I need to get rid of? on: August 12, 2005, 05:30:46 PM
post list!
958  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HOLY CRAP!!! VOLTRON Movie Announced!! on: August 03, 2005, 05:48:24 PM
since we're talking about Voltron, these should be mentioned:

Centibestial King GoLion
Armored Fleet Dairugger XV

(the series from which the 2 cartoons were ripped off from)

the Space Battleship Yamato movies?  i'm a big fan of old anime, but couldn't get through the first one... will have to try again.
959  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Playstation 2 Controller on PC? on: August 02, 2005, 07:20:57 PM
if you plan on playing dance-type games with PS dancepads (like StepMania), the Radioshack adapter is not a good choice.  you can't hit two directions simultaneously.
960  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Worms 4 out?? (Nanostray, too??) on: August 02, 2005, 07:16:58 PM
worms 4 IS 3d.... ugh

didn't care for the last two games.  the fun factor was really trashed with the move to 3D, for me.  clunky graphics, horrible interface...
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