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12001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Conan on: August 27, 2007, 04:45:05 PM

Quote from: Jag on August 27, 2007, 04:43:02 PM

Read about Howard's life. It's amazing. He only lived until 30.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard#Death

Didn't he go crazy and think that Conan was standing behind him holding an axe while he wrote?  I seem to remember hearing that in a documentary on the Conan DVD.
12002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 27, 2007, 04:03:15 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on August 27, 2007, 03:54:26 PM

This game reminds me of Colonel Kurtz with all the "mad" dialogue.

The upgraded shotgun and machine gun definitely rip it up. I can stun lock a Big Daddy now.

Speaking of "mad" dialogue:

Spoiler for Hiden:
That Cohen guy is one creepy SOB

12003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 27, 2007, 03:41:29 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 27, 2007, 03:41:05 PM

One thing I do hope for is that this one has a better ending than MoH:AA.....

Haha, for sure.
12004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it possible to delete an Xbox gamertag? on: August 27, 2007, 03:18:37 PM
Ok, thanks Knightshade.
12005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Where are the Reviews? on: August 27, 2007, 03:14:09 PM

Quote from: Chaz on August 27, 2007, 03:09:22 PM

Metroid isn't a terribly story-heavy series, so jumping in at any point should be fine.  You may miss some of the inside jokes or references, but nothing vital.  I'd say go for it, Metroid is one of my favorite series.  It's also well worth your while to pick up Super Metroid at some point.  One of the best side-scrollers ever.

Another thing I found with the Prime series is that it perfectly translates the 2D games' gameplay and feel into 3D.  So even if you haven't played one since the SNES days, you'll still feel right at home!
12006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The GT Scariest Games Ever Thread on: August 27, 2007, 02:57:53 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 27, 2007, 02:52:07 PM

I tried Fatal Frame but got bored and ended up trading it in after it gathered dust for a few months.  The camera idea was interesting at first but it didn't lend itself to scares.  After awhile it seemd to become 'OK, something weirds going on, so let me looks through the camera- oh hey, look. another ghost'.  As for Resident Evil I'll try them when you can move and shoot at the same time  icon_wink

It's been a long time since I played through RE:4, but couldn't you move and shoot at the same time?  Albeit slowly?
12007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is it possible to delete an Xbox gamertag? on: August 27, 2007, 02:38:29 PM
Hi all, many moons ago I signed up for Xbox live with the OG Xbox since I got one of those free 2-month cards.  I could never get the wireless to work and I promptly cancelled.  Now I am trying to recover that gamertag and I can't remember all of the information I used to create it in the first place.  My 360 tells me that I can find this information on my original Xbox.  When I try and access said information, the Xbox tells me I have to read a message first before I can sign in.  This message says that my account and subscription have been cancelled, so I can not see what account info I used.  Now, while it's possible that someone used this handle to create an account, I find it very unlikely since it shows online as an original Xbox account with no other updates.  I am wondering how can I delete the handle completely, so I can use the name again, if at all possible?

Thanks much.
12008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Where are the Reviews? on: August 27, 2007, 02:34:00 PM
I have no doubt that the Wii controls are awesome for the entire FPS genre (or FPA, in Metroid's case slywink ) but I wonder how well this game will sell.  I am under the impression that most of the people who purchased a Wii are not the kind of gamers who would enjoy a game like this.  Seems like most of the people I know who got a Wii, did so because Wii sports was fun and interactive. 
12009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The GT Scariest Games Ever Thread on: August 27, 2007, 02:30:27 PM

Quote from: Gratch on August 27, 2007, 01:41:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2007, 12:59:39 PM

Clive Barker's Undying.

+1.  This is the only game that has actually scared me enough to quit playing. 

Forgot about this one.  It scared the crap out of me also.
12010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The GT Scariest Games Ever Thread on: August 27, 2007, 05:00:53 AM
Fatal Frame
Doom 3
AVP2
RE - esp the gamecube remake
12011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 27, 2007, 03:37:01 AM
Whoops I just saw this thread, I had posted in the PC demo thread.  It was a fun demo, I enjoyed it.  I don't think I'll be getting it soon, but the demo is well worth playing.
12012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MOH: AA Demo on Fileplanet on: August 27, 2007, 03:34:05 AM
Wow fun demo.  I didn't even know about this one coming out.  I'm pretty burned out on the WW2 shooter, but I had fun playing this one.  I don't think I'll be purchasing it, at least not for some time.  Definitely worth trying out the demo though, imo.
12013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock [Man am I a wuss] on: August 27, 2007, 02:38:32 AM
Ok I got to Fort Frolic and it's creepy as hell.  I had to save and close for a bit because the vibe was giving me the chills.
12014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: -360- 1080p questions on: August 27, 2007, 01:44:33 AM

Quote from: Ridah on August 27, 2007, 01:24:04 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on August 27, 2007, 12:43:14 AM

I'd make sure the TV really can display 1080p. I'd be really surprised if it did as 1080p support in a 32' TV is way overkill.

Is there a way to confirm it? I mean, it lists it on the TV itself and on the 360 I can set it to that resolution.

Aside from what's displayed on the screen, do you know the model number?  You can check and make sure that the specs call for full 1080p.
12015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360] Falcon update on: August 26, 2007, 07:42:53 PM
Here's a good illustration of what my box looked like:

http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EElyZEZFFAYCVzSDpq.php
12016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360] Falcon update on: August 26, 2007, 07:26:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2007, 07:22:40 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 24, 2007, 02:46:23 PM

I just got a 360 this month and I was waiting to get a Falcon one.  I got one of the new premiums with HDMI, which apparently has an additional heatsink inside.  Either way, with the extended 3 year warranty, I felt safe to take the risk.

I forget, how can you tell if the heatsink is in there?  can you see it through some vents, or is the console alot heavier?

This post should show you how:

http://www.weplayxbox.com/2007/06/20/feeling-cool-how-to-tell-if-your-repaired-xbox-360-has-the-new-additional-heatsink/

I never got down in there though, but since my machine was made in July of 2007, and according so some huge threads I've read on other forums, it's my understanding that these new HDMI ones all have this additional heatsink inside.
12017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360] Falcon update on: August 26, 2007, 07:23:56 PM

Quote from: kronovan on August 26, 2007, 06:51:02 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 24, 2007, 02:46:23 PM

I just got a 360 this month and I was waiting to get a Falcon one.  I got one of the new premiums with HDMI, which apparently has an additional heatsink inside.  Either way, with the extended 3 year warranty, I felt safe to take the risk.

Leo that's a good point, as long as the additional heatsink is there it should be OK. I've been pondering this decision as of late too. When I made a post on another BBS just yesterday, I named off the 360 games that interest me and it does now take more than 1 hand to count them.
The question I have is;  do all of the HDMI capable models have the extra heat sink? From what I read in the the linked article in Jag's post, the writer wasn't so sure. It sounds like the Zephyr boards all do, but is there a date or SKU you can look for on 360 boxes? I also have to consider that the 360 is selling at a slower rate in Canada so it may be a long wait for falcon. Hopefully the $100 CDN price cut will boost sales and clear current stock. I'd still prefer to wait for falcon, but if they don't make it onto shelves before the arrival of ME it won't matter anyways; such is my shameless weakness for Bioware RPG's.  icon_confused

I'm pretty sure all the new HDMI premiums have the Zephyr board in them.  Without opening the box you can see the lot number and even the manufacturing date of the machine inside.  It aslo says on the box if it includes HDMI, as well as the kind of mobo.  My box cleary said Zephyr on that white, side tag.  I think that's how the news first broke that the new HDMI premiums were, in fact, not Falcons (before someone cracked one open)

For reference, my machine was built July 4, 2007.  It was lot 0726.

Check white tags on the side of the box and flip up the tab on top to see the manufacturing date.  Should give you a very clear snapshot of what you're getting into.

FWIW, my local stores (CA Bay Area) all have newer Xbox premiums w/ HDMI it seems.
12018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Little Sisters....(NO SPOILERS) on: August 26, 2007, 06:50:31 AM
I can safely say that any bad feelings I had about harvesting are gone.   Gimmie more Adam!
12019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Conan on: August 26, 2007, 06:48:16 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 26, 2007, 05:06:15 AM

On this topic, there is a Conan action game coming to the 360/PS3 in a couple months.  It looks a bit like a God of War style hack and slash thing. 

I downloaded the trailer on XBL and I wasn't too impressed.  I'm a huge fan of the first movie though, so when the demo comes out, I'll definitely try it.
12020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Aliens vs. Predator 2- The Real Deal? on: August 26, 2007, 06:47:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2007, 06:12:00 AM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on August 26, 2007, 06:05:21 AM

Aliens(Alien 2) is one of my favorite movies. It has some of the most quotable lines. My wife hates it for just that reason. I guess there is only so many times she can here " Game over man" before she snaps.  icon_biggrin

wow, sounds like you need to nuke her from orbit, just to be sure  icon_wink

If she reads this forum, you're in for some chop.
12021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Aliens vs. Predator 2- The Real Deal? on: August 26, 2007, 01:48:29 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 26, 2007, 01:06:21 AM

There's a new AvP game coming out for the PSP this fall/winter, too.  It's third person and you play as the Predator.  Being developed by Rebellion, who did the first AvP PC game. 

I think someone else (sega?) is also developing a game for consoles.  I've always been hooked on the AVP games and I look forward to reading more about this one as well.
12022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Aliens vs. Predator 2- The Real Deal? on: August 25, 2007, 08:40:45 PM
I would have liked space marines, but this'll do!
12023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 25, 2007, 04:09:59 PM

Quote from: Roscoe on August 25, 2007, 04:05:16 PM

Sheesh, I'm still in Netune's Bounty after about eight plus hours on the game. I must be playing slower than you guys.

Nah, I am at the same place after the same amount of time.
12024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 HD DVD Player on: August 25, 2007, 04:09:04 PM
Thanks for the replies so far.  Anyone that actually has the unit and can comment on it's performance?
12025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 HD DVD Player on: August 25, 2007, 04:13:43 AM
Hey guys, I saw that Best Buy has a deal on the Xbox HD DVD Player where in addition to the 5 free movies and the remote and King Kong in the box, you also get 300.  So, I'm thinking of getting one to go with my new TV.  I got a couple questions for those in the know.

- Since you plug the player in via USB, can you plug the wireless adapter into the DVD player?

- Does the player upscale non-HD DVDs?

- Does anyone have this and can vouch for it's quality?  Is it as loud as the 360 itself?

Thanks much!
12026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock [Man am I a wuss] on: August 24, 2007, 03:42:47 PM
The one that made me crap my pants (note I am only in level 2, not counting the demo level)

Spoiler for Hiden:
When you are in the dentist area and the room fills with steam and you turn around and there's that damn doctor right in your face.  I think I might have squealed IRL for that one.
12027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock pc review...pc better on: August 24, 2007, 02:47:45 PM
Show no mercy, CeeKay!
12028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360] Falcon update on: August 24, 2007, 02:46:23 PM
I just got a 360 this month and I was waiting to get a Falcon one.  I got one of the new premiums with HDMI, which apparently has an additional heatsink inside.  Either way, with the extended 3 year warranty, I felt safe to take the risk.
12029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Little Sisters....(NO SPOILERS) on: August 24, 2007, 02:31:25 PM
Harvest, although I think it's going to come bite me in the ass later.
12030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock [Man am I a wuss] on: August 24, 2007, 02:30:49 PM
I played Doom 3 with the lights off and it scared the crap out of me.  Bioshock scares the crap out of me too, but I play with the lights on slywink
12031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock pc review...pc better on: August 24, 2007, 03:17:53 AM
Not sure if this was the thread talking about AA, but it's definitely on for me.  I am using a 8800 GTS w/ 640 MB mem.  My buddy has a 7x00 card and he can't enable AA on his system.  Maybe it's only the newest cards that it works on.
12032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock pc review...pc better on: August 24, 2007, 12:17:51 AM
(From Steam forums) For anyone who bought the game on steam and wants to disable all the movies when you launch the game every single time:

Open up the properties of the game from the steam menu, click 'set launch options', enter '-nointro' without the quotes, press OK then close, start the game.
12033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 23, 2007, 09:05:26 PM
Thanks Kathode.  I am a save junkie so I went back and did it over, second time went smoother.
12034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 23, 2007, 08:22:55 PM
I got a question about the big daddies:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I just faced my first one and killed him but the little sister had run off during the battle.  As soon as the daddy died, another one spawned.  How do I harvest the little sister if she's already hiding in the walls?
12035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 - What'd ya think? [Movie] on: August 23, 2007, 07:14:09 PM
Huge fan of 300 here.  Even since I saw the trailers I've been blown away.
12036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why Do We(I) Care About Achievements? (Bioshock inspired) on: August 23, 2007, 01:49:48 PM
I started playing with an offline account.  I finally got onto XBL, but my offline account was taken, so I just created a new gamertag.  Since I can't move any saved games over, all my achievements are hidden from the world.
12037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home Theater Speakers on: August 22, 2007, 05:06:48 PM
Anyone have any experience with Klipsch Quintets, either II or III?
12038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock = System Shock 2 2007 Edition (NO SPOILERS) on: August 22, 2007, 04:32:56 PM
Yep, it even creeps me out the same way!
12039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock available for pre-order/load on Steam; Demo Friday @ Fileshack on: August 22, 2007, 03:57:02 PM
I'm still early on in the game, but the thing that FREAKED me out the most so far....

Spoiler for Hiden:
...in the area after you get the fire plasmid and you melt the ice....there's a shadow on the wall of what looks to be a doctor doing something to a body, but when you get close, the lights go OUT.  I basically crapped then and there.  I had to save at that point and call it a night.  crybaby
12040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home Theater Speakers on: August 22, 2007, 03:15:05 PM
Thin_J, are you going with 4 cinema 70s?  Or just 2 for fronts and 2 sats?  What about a sub?
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