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12521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want to kick all of your butts at Super Puzzle Fighter... PSN or Live for on: August 29, 2007, 04:58:13 PM
I've never played this, so I'll be getting the demo from XBL also.
12522  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon - Xbox 360 HD DVD + 9 FREE Movies on: August 29, 2007, 05:17:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 29, 2007, 03:51:52 AM

Quote from: Destructor on August 29, 2007, 03:42:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 29, 2007, 12:21:12 AM

umm...

Quote
Buy a Xbox 360 HD DVD Player and Get Eight HD DVD Discs Free

I'm not seeing where there's 9.  Still, I may have to see what's left over this payday and take the plunge.

For a while you used to be able to get King Kong with your 360 HD-DVD player free. If you happen to get that package from Amazon (no clue if you will at all anymore), then you get 9.

When I looked though, it was 7 free discs - 2 with your HD-DVD purchase, and 5 with mail-in.

*shrugs*

ah, I see.  Now it's 2 free plus King Kong in the box plus the 5 free.  I'd have loved to have a 3rd option off of the list.

I haven't looked again, but when I posted this, it was 5 from Toshiba's MIR, 3 from amazon's deal and 1 King Kong in the box.
12523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A question about Steam on: August 28, 2007, 07:41:33 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 28, 2007, 07:37:40 PM

I like how some games can be added to your Steam account, but that doesn't work with many non-Valve games.

Yeah like HL2 I don't even know where my discs are and I can just DL it from Steam if I ever get the urge to play smile
12524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A question about Steam on: August 28, 2007, 06:33:12 PM
From Steam:

NOTE:
Because the Kingdoms expansion will use core game elements from the Medieval II: Total War game, it is required that you use the same method for purchasing Kingdoms as you did in purchasing Medieval II: Total War. If you purchased Medieval II: Total War from Steam, then please use Steam to purchase Kingdoms.


>>>

Sounds to me like you won't be able to use the Steam x-pack.
12525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A question about Steam on: August 28, 2007, 06:28:35 PM
In my experience, steam will say whether or not the DL expansion will work with the retail game.  The Doom 3 expansion on Steam required the Steam version of Doom 3, for example.  I think some of the Dawn of War expansions downloaded from Steam would work with the retail DoW, though.  Let me see if I can find it.
12526  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Amazon - Xbox 360 HD DVD + 9 FREE Movies on: August 28, 2007, 05:12:02 PM
New deal I just saw on CAG.  3 free movies from amazon, including the 5 from Toshiba's mail-in-rebate.  Could be 9 free movies if King Kong is in the box. 

EDIT:  According to the amazon.com listing, King Kong is included.  That's 9 free movies.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_5393372_1/102-0669021-1288110?ie=UTF8&docId=1000125031&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=special-offers-2&pf_rd_r=1RD4DF83F2WP200HF3Q9&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=305832401&pf_rd_i=B000JHO4L0
12527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 28, 2007, 04:28:35 PM
I still have a long ways to go!
12528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Where are the Reviews? on: August 28, 2007, 03:11:17 PM
Oh man, I loved the WW.  It was my favorite Zelda game in the series. 

/end derail
12529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo Wars on: August 28, 2007, 03:09:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 28, 2007, 03:05:09 PM

the real question is will they be able to get their hardcore FPS demographic to go RTS?

Unless the player already liked RTS, I can't see it happening.  There's just no tea-bagging in RTS games.  Although.....I did come across my fair share of Internet D***wads while playing WC3 on Battle.net. 
12530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It Seems I've Started Snoring on: August 28, 2007, 02:56:20 PM
Wait until you start talking in your sleep!
12531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo Wars on: August 28, 2007, 02:54:14 PM
I looked for that 10 min video on XBL, but I couldn't find it.  Was I misinformed that it was there?
12532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The GT Scariest Games Ever Thread on: August 27, 2007, 06:45:52 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 27, 2007, 06:42:51 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 27, 2007, 06:31:07 PM

Ravenholm in Half-Life 2.

good one.  there's also a level in ep 1 underground.  dark area + those zombie types. 

I didn't like Ravenholm much, but that underground level in Ep1 freaked me out pretty good.  Seriously, what takes an elevator so long slywink
12533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The GT Scariest Games Ever Thread on: August 27, 2007, 05:26:47 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 27, 2007, 05:24:39 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 27, 2007, 03:03:54 PM

I just recently tried to play Thief and gave up in the third level because it was too dark and creepy.  I wanted Splinter Cell and it was giving me something else.  And it was making me dizzy.

Give Thief 2 a try.  It has less of the supernatural/scary stuff from the first Thief.  Splinter Cell outright copies most of it's mechanics from Thief so I would think any SC fan would really enjoy it. 

I never got too far with Thief 3, but I heard the Shalebridge Cradle (I think that's what it's called) is one of the scariest levels ever in a game.
12534  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.
12535  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

12536  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.
12537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it possible to delete an Xbox gamertag? on: August 27, 2007, 03:18:37 PM
Ok, thanks Knightshade.
12538  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!
12539  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?
12540  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.
12541  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. 
12542  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.
12543  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
12544  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.
12545  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.
12546  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.
12547  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.
12548  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
12549  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.
12550  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.
12551  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!
12552  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.
12553  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.
12554  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.
12555  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!
12556  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.
12557  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?
12558  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!
12559  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.
12560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock pc review...pc better on: August 24, 2007, 02:47:45 PM
Show no mercy, CeeKay!
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