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1  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WANTED: Grigsby's War in the East on: April 03, 2011, 10:52:12 PM
I bought on the forum...never did get a chance to play it. I'd be willing to part with it (if you are still looking).

This would be a digital copy that was registered by the original seller.
2  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Matrix/Slitherine/John Tiller wargames for sale--NOW WITH LOWER PRICES on: January 27, 2011, 09:45:32 PM
3  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FT: Gary Grigsby's War In The East on: January 17, 2011, 10:03:45 PM

Quote from: Darkstar One on January 13, 2011, 02:17:45 PM

Anybody? $50 is a really fair price here...or make me a trade offer...

I'm interested (if still available)
4  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: 4G iPod Nano (16GB) & PSP 1000 (Prices dropped) on: September 05, 2010, 08:34:46 PM
YGM, re: ipod....
5  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target - March 2009 on: April 05, 2009, 07:38:21 PM
So is Two Worlds worth 10.00 if you already own Two Worlds (and never played it)?
6  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PC Game Trade on: April 23, 2008, 11:40:36 PM
PM sent re: Sins and the Sword of the Stars expansion...
7  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: April 20, 2008, 06:01:42 PM
+2 Helot2000  for two separate trades - friendly emails and a good trader!
8  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: HPS Punic Wars FT/FS on: April 12, 2008, 07:59:23 PM
I just so happen to have Bioshock sitting on the floor...w/box and inserts if you are into such stuff.

I've also got some other wargame type games around as well. I'm sure I've got something around that may interest you. Will try a private message but I might not be able to send to you (OO refugee lurker).
9  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW is now spyware on: November 04, 2005, 11:39:09 AM
Okay, this will keep down casual cheaters. But I still don't like having my privacy rights trampled on.  People bitch about Starforce but no complaints about this?

And, oh yeah , check out this new twist to the "warden" saga:

"Defeat WoW spyware using Sony's rootkit

Blizzard, makers of World of Warcraft, have deployed spyware to catch "cheaters." If you want to avoid the spyware, you can install Sony's rootkit DRM (just load a store-bought CD with Sony's DRM on it) and then use its cloaking capabilities to hide your WoW app:
World of Warcraft hackers have confirmed that the hiding capabilities of Sony BMG's content protection software can make tools made for cheating in the online world impossible to detect. The software--deemed a "rootkit" by many security experts--is shipped with tens of thousands of the record company's music titles.

Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of World of Warcraft, has created a controversial program that detects cheaters by scanning the processes that are running at the time the game is played. Called the Warden, the anti-cheating program cannot detect any files that are hidden with Sony BMG's content protection, which only requires that the hacker add the prefix "$sys$" to file names. "

Again, the hackers win and the rest of us lose our privacy rights....

10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Looting humor on: September 19, 2005, 11:09:14 AM
Saw a Louisiana license plate on a car last week here in NJ - someone had covered up the usual "Sportsmens Paradise" and replaced it with "Looters Paradise" :roll:
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Exorcism of Emily's Audience on: September 18, 2005, 09:42:00 AM
Sorry to hear that the crowd caused a bad time. Although I haven't been to a movie in years (kids) I'd suspect I'd find the same things going on around here.

I almost feel it is sometimes worth it to hit a matinee mid-week. Then you get a hard core audience that is truly interested in the showing (or no audience at all). The only problem is that you don't get an audience reaction.

People also sneak their lunches in for matinees - I still associate "The Crying Game" with the smell of tuna.  Weird, huh?
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT Challenge - Baldur's Gate II on: August 23, 2005, 12:32:26 AM
Blowing the dust of my collector's copy (#22938 of 62000) to install smile

This gem has been sitting at my feet for years unplayed!  

To get us in the mood here's a listing of the box contents (ala Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove) - Texas accent optional  :

1 package of still wrapped Baldur's Gate II character cards

1 chunky wire bound manual - 260 pages! Unfortunately they don't make 'em like this anymore. Definitely passes the lift test smile

1 Coupon for 10.00 off of Icewind Dale

1 Quick reference card - Wow, that's alot of spells!

1 Black Isle notepad with various game characters (unused)

1 ad for Creative EAX four point surround speakers (40.00 off until December 31, 2000). Probably could find these for cheap on Ebay now smile

1 Interplay ad brochure for Icewind Dale, Baldur's gate, Neverwinter Night (coming soon), Torment (great game!), and Fallout 2

1 Troubleshooting for the game (think anyone now answering the phone now even knows who Interplay is?)

1 "Cloth" map detailing the game world (more like a napkin)

4 "custom collectors edition" gold CD roms

1 Bonus disc with "exclusive" weapons (and tracks from the original game)

1 promo ad detailing Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate (orig), Torment, Neverwinter Night, and a game that never was - TORN. Coming soon, huh? How about never. Shame really...the games never played always look better than the played ones. Oh, what coulda been...

Anyone else find some of this ephermea interesting? Always nice to dig through some old game boxes.

Well, off to the install and character back in a bit smile
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Adidas picks up Reebok on: August 04, 2005, 01:02:47 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"

Anyone find it tragic that I can only hear "Ice, Ice, baby..." when Queen's "Under Pressure" plays?

Vanilla Ice, you bastard, give me back the song!!!
14  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / BF2 on PC/DVD version, $30 shipped on: July 28, 2005, 11:54:16 PM
Where were you when I was buying? smile

Great deal by the way!
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where to get Heroes of Might and Magic 2 on: July 28, 2005, 11:52:21 PM
If you can find the HOMM compendium you'll get HOMM1, HOMM2, and the HOMM2 expansion. Nothing currently on EBAY except for an overpriced copy of HOMM2 gold for 24.99.

Now if I can find my other HOMM collection maybe we can swing a deal for the HOMM compendium I have on my desk. Don't need two of the same game. Just remember that there aren't any manuals.

I'm pretty sure I can beat the 24.99 price as well smile
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP mods and such... on: July 28, 2005, 02:55:22 PM
Not that I own one, but seems that MAKE magazine has a few redirects to all sorts of interesting PSP mods n such:

Even if you aren't interested in the MODs check out some of the other articles. Cool clearinghouse for interesting stuff!
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Playstation 2 Controller on PC? on: July 28, 2005, 02:51:45 PM
Get thee hence to Radio Shack:

10.99 and it can be yours!
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New BF2 Trend on: July 25, 2005, 11:36:08 AM
Well, some of us don't have this problem (being number one that is) smile

All joking aside, it does suck. Playing games means competition. If you don't like losing, don't play.
19  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 3 free Itune song downloads on: July 24, 2005, 02:46:33 PM
20  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 3 free Itune song downloads on: July 24, 2005, 02:07:58 PM
Anyone interested in three free itune songs?

Got a coupon at the food store for three free song downloads if anyone is interested smile

First PM gets them!
21  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Battlefield 2 - on sale this week on: July 17, 2005, 11:24:45 PM
Any idea on whether CC does price adjustment? Just bought mine on Friday for 50.00. Just my luck smile
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New BF2 patch available on: July 16, 2005, 12:09:06 PM
I found the new released 01.02 patch (IDs as 01.01 when installed) on the EA site last night:

Still hasn't solved my problem with the Danza server or Hark (now I'm a version ahead) but at least I'm ready when they patch up (if they haven't already)
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / BF2 Sqaud Needs More Players! on: July 16, 2005, 03:22:13 AM
Stupid question, BUT I'll ask anyway....

I seem to be off version to join the servers mentioned (Danza/Hark).

Is this due to the 01.01 patch debacle? Or is it me?

Even though I'm horrible (at this point), I promise not to shoot anyone on my team  :lol:

P.S. - I'd even be interested in paying for a seat if I could get on the server
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Interesting flash movie - "Fingertips project" on: July 10, 2005, 06:13:34 PM
I was looking for an online link to the ABC song for my daughter. Besides the one listing bra sizes (I'll post that link if you'd like) I found this...

Being a They Might be Giants fan I found it interesting - hope you do too!
25  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Gamestop - buy two used, get a third free on: June 12, 2005, 08:07:44 PM
Title says it all. Drove past my local Gamestop and it looks like the perennial deal is once again in full force (probably for a week) here in the physical stores in NJ.

I'd swear the SOBs time this to happen shortly after I buy two used games.

Well, I wasn't able to get the deal, BUT that doesn't mean you shouldn't soak the bastards.

Good hunting!
26  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Some more Target deals (?) on: June 12, 2005, 11:40:31 AM
As always YMMV on the following deals at Target (never see the same deal at most), BUT one of my local stores had the following games on the endcap at a nice discount:

Armies of Exigo (19.99)
Battle for Middle Earth - DVD edition (19.99)

The Battle for Middle Earth deal looked like it was only for the DVD version (as the regular CD ROM edition was still full price).
27  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / why is Call of Duty still like $30? on: June 10, 2005, 10:54:18 AM
PC Call of Duty?

I've got a copy if anyone is interested (box w/docs). I only paid 10.00 for it so it'll go cheaply on this end.

Email or PM me if you want it.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / It's official. Everyone hates the French..... on: June 05, 2005, 12:53:22 AM
Of course, doesn't everyone hate the French? Lame as that old saw is it never gets old smile Hell they probably hate themselves. If the self-loathing in thread is any indicator I'd expect the French spit every time  they see themselves in the mirror  :wink:

I thought the article was funny.  But as always, snickers and guffaws are optional.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Retro Gamer magazine on: May 28, 2005, 02:07:41 PM
If you'd like check out Barnes and Noble's magazine section. Some of the ones here in NJ stock the magazine.

An explanation for the price  - It comes with a different themed CD ROM each issue (one recent CD had Beneath a Steel Sky complete with the SCUMM? emulator). Others have included C64 music and another had aropund 200 emulated games (with the emulators). The mag is also out of England, so this might also help explain the high price.

I've bought a few copies and I've generally enjoyed the articles. One detailed how to build a MAME cabinet. And europe seems to have had some different systems like the Gremlin so you might be seeing some pretty cool games that you've never heard of (unless you live in Europe).

Ebaying for copies is a little pricey, as the first copy was going for something like 50.00+ dollars.  If I had any left in my read pile I'd send em your way BUT they went to the dust bin about a mont ago.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What flight sims have the best dynamic campaign? on: May 14, 2005, 07:27:54 PM
If I recall a "new" Falcon 4.0 is soon due out with both the Korean Campaign and another (sorry, cannot recall the exact theater).

Ebgames says the title is "Falcon 4.0 Allied force" (release date 6/28/05) with an added campaign in the Balkans. 32.99 might be a little steep if it doesn't include a decent manual. Might be able to Ebay a nice old version with the three ring binder or chunky book and augment with user made mods. They don't call it a study sim for nothing slywink

With mods and other upgrades on the original game you can fly almost any plane in the sim as well (not just vipers).  Also had some nice paint jobs and other upgrades (bigger badder explosins, etc).
31  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Chess...learning and playing on: March 13, 2005, 02:31:55 PM
I've been trying to get better at chess. Even a little better would be better than the level that I play. Stupid mistakes but all part and parcel of a beginners mind.  It looks like chess takes time and study. No problem with that, but I just want some beginner paths to start out on.

I want to go a little beyond the training in Chessmaster and work through some paper smile Although the PC is fine there is something about pushing wood that a PC doesn't replicate. You see different things when you actually play. Maybe I lend too much credence to osmosis smile

I've been looking through some books I saw in a Listmania! on Amazon and they seem to be helping a little. I like the list just because the author has a lot of cheaper Dover editions old chess master stuff. Might be the wrong stuff for a beginner however (P.S - I've tried Pandolfini and the guy just bores me to death)

Here are a few that I have in the library:

Bobby Fisher teaches chess by Bobby Fisher
Chess Master vs Chess Amateur by Max Euwe
Art of the checkmate by Max Renaud
Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emmanuel Lasker

Any ideas on other books and activities? I'm not confident enough to play club chess (yet) but I plan on it once I get better.
32  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Gamestop - Buy two used get a third free on: January 27, 2005, 12:45:34 AM
Not sure if this is just B&M, but my local Gamestops are having a buy two used get a third free sale.

Strange, but alot of them seem pretty well stocked (it being so soon after xmas and all).

Also saw Ninja Gaiden (Xbox) used for 29.99. Was in my price range so I got it (along with more than a few PS1 games you've all suggested).

33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The time has come-list the best Playstation 1 games! on: January 24, 2005, 10:26:47 PM
Strange how sometimes two isolated things happening (a recent trip trip to Gamestop to buy an old PS1 game and the installation of ePSXe on my PC) make you think about things. Like the fact that alot of PS1 games are now dirt cheap!!!  

True, they are so last gen, but they do still have some gaming goodness. I realized that last night after playing Tomba for an hour and a half  :lol:

I'm looking to generate a shopping list so that next time I go to Gamestop I can look for some good cheap games. Maybe not in that order, but the operative word is good.  Cheap can be dealt with as the wallet dictates.

I did happen to find a list on an English mag site Games. May not all exist in the USA, but it is a good starter list :

1. ISS Pro Evolution 2
2. Metal Gear Solid
3. Gran Turismo
4. Tekken 3
5. Final Fantasy IX
6. Resident Evil 2
7. Medal Of Honour
8. WWF Smackdown! 2
9. TOCA 2
10.Syphon Filter 2
12.Ape Escape
13.Medal of Honor Underground
14.Vagrant Story
16.Dino Crisis
17.Future Cop: LAPD
18.Vigilante 8
19.Bushido Blade
20.Rage Racer  

There were some others I saw in a few threads as well :

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Syphon Filter
Street Fighter Collection

Anyone else have some PS1 game suggestions? Any genre, just the good ones (In Your Humbe Opinion)


My apologies if this has been covered before!
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Merry Christmas to all! on: December 25, 2004, 10:27:15 AM
I'm down with that picture - To Xmas disasters smile

Already in th past 24 hrs I've:

1.) Seen a fight in a local Target (some lady bumped into a man with her cart and then they got into an F Bomb war)

2.) dropped the Key lime pie in the oven (goo and graham crakcer everywhere in a hot oven)

3.) Had my Wife get my brother angry after telling him (rightfully I may add) to quit poking and prodding at our two year old

My Mother-in-law will be coming today (with the sister-in-law and boyfirend) and I can only guess one of them will cause some sort of trouble. Did I mention that the mother in law might spend the night?

The good news is that I have copious amounts of alcohol to combat this situation. It isn't much but it is all I've got. Desperate men and all that smile

Oh, yeah, Merry Christmas!
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What's with so many games having "paper sleeves" a on: December 22, 2004, 11:13:58 PM
Awww hell, just go to DVD style boxes and everyone will be happier.

Games will be protected, you won't need a paper box, and you will have enough room for a light manual (as most come today given the ultimate rip off strategy guides).

Even better - more DVD games. Then we won't need 5+ cds for installs.
36  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for the following older flight sims. on: December 17, 2004, 12:50:01 AM
Strange but true:

I've got a copy of F-15 that you can have BUT...

It is just a jewel case version with just an insert. And the insert is in Thai. But not the game - it is in English. I would suspect that if you are proficient with some of the other Janes Sims you should be able to play this game.

Purchased at a local computer show from some "mad Russians". Who knows where they got it.

If you can use it for more than a coaster, I'll gladly send it to you for the price of postage. In either case email (karapcik AT or PM me.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Phrases I hate. on: December 16, 2004, 12:25:34 AM
"Folks"...I hate just plain "folks".

The only time I hear this is when some management type ass thinks he needs to appear down to Earth and connect with the workers. As in "well you know folks...." or "the folks over in..."

Folks = proles
38  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / 12 Days of Madness Sale from on: December 08, 2004, 04:46:57 PM
Damn you sir!  Damn you for the temptation :evil:

Xmas is for giving not receiving. I now happen to be receiving both games (and another game) after placing an order today  :oops:

Must remember not to look tomorrow :wink:
39  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 4 XBOX Games For Sale **NEW GAMES ADDED** on: December 07, 2004, 10:33:32 PM
PM sent re: Arcade treasures/Soul Calibur
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Earthsea on: December 07, 2004, 01:12:59 AM
Hmmm...from an ad on my EB bag to the TV  :roll:

Not much personal interest in this one, but I can understand that some fans might want to watch. If not to enjoy than to pick apart.

Anyone here ever read Le Guin's edited Norton Sci-Fi Antholgy? I remember reading in a survey book/essay (Disch's "The dreams our stuff is made of" I think) that more than a few people found her take on the Sci-Fi canon to be lacking.  And too PC.  From a Amazon review:

"There's an element of political correctness to the story selection, an element of pure feminism, and as element of weirdness and mystery. What can she possibly have been thinking? How can anyone be said to know anything about science fiction without going back a little further, to the so-called "golden age" of science fiction which a lot of these stories are reactions against? How can a study of science fiction not include Asimov, Heinlein, or Clarke? The most likely audience of this book is not well served by the story selection. "

Like a car accident, I can't look away and I am more interested after reading the above. Might be interesting to pick up if only to see what is in the anthology and what is out.
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