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2321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 28, 2008, 12:43:48 AM
Drazzil??
2322  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 28, 2008, 12:37:07 AM
Looks like my plan might be doable!!!     nod ninja thumbsup

GTA IV CE Unboxing
2323  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 28, 2008, 12:33:59 AM
Question:

Do you think the game will be individually packed in a case in each collector's edition?     I say this because I've hatched an even more devious overall plan:

1.  Got PS3 CE version preordered
2.  Got 360 version in queue to rent through gamefly for multiplay
3.  Once done with single play on PS3, sell that copy and buy 360 Copy while keeping the CE stuff.    In other words, a month or so from now I'll take the pS3 version in it's case with instructions and sell it and pick up a copy of the 360 version for multiplay in the coming months without having to keep my gamefly tied up.

This is all assuming that the collector's editions -- like most games -- have the game in a shrinkwrapped normal case inside the collector's edition packaging.
2324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 27, 2008, 11:53:20 PM

Quote from: StitchJones on April 27, 2008, 05:26:49 PM

www.gametrailers.com has a great video review.

OMG OMG OMG OMG

That video review just actually made time go by slower for me.   I mean it's like time travelling or something.     DAMN work for making me go to an important meeting on Wednesday and Thursday.    I'll get back around 3 on Thursday and my amazon.com order is scheduled to come in that day.    Here's hoping they will leave it at the door!
2325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Gone on: April 27, 2008, 10:07:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 27, 2008, 08:19:40 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on April 27, 2008, 06:51:11 PM

It's waaayyyy past time to change the name of this thread.

kinda like your sig  icon_wink
Ceekay, I <3 your avatar btw.
2326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 27, 2008, 02:08:54 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on April 27, 2008, 02:05:19 AM

Quote from: ATB on April 26, 2008, 11:08:59 PM

I HAVE GTA IV IN MY HANDS! FIRST IMPRESSIONS INCOMING!



(this is what I'll be saying on Tuesday)

Quote from: Soulchilde on April 26, 2008, 11:36:06 PM

Quote from: kathode on April 26, 2008, 10:43:28 PM

Quote from: Turtle on April 26, 2008, 10:21:57 PM

On the other hand, take out the machismo argument and it's just a product that's supposed to be reliable.  If you have one product that isn't reliable, but can get the same experience with another product that is just as reliable, which one would you go with?

If only those were the only variables, then it would be simple.  Instead we must endure 'superior system this, superior version that' smile 
+1  this ps3 vs 360 bullshit is starting to make me avoid these threads.




Agreed.  Unfortunately I *have* to read them  crybaby


You have to read this too.    Just thought I'd point that out.  smile
2327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: April 27, 2008, 02:07:59 AM
(sigh)

Yet another Wii game that I will switch my preorder away from.     

Why don't they give us Animal Crossing or something that isn't a gimmick???   I'm beginning to think this entire console is a gimmick.
2328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP/PS3 and connecting to your PC on: April 27, 2008, 12:48:23 AM
Obviously they have to be a certain format to be seen on the PS3, right?   That goes for Video, Pictures, and Music?

What formats are supported and what programs do you use to convert them?
2329  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV: Which system and what's your gamertag? on: April 27, 2008, 12:01:02 AM

System:  PS3 and will indefinately rent 360
Gamertag:  msduncan on both systems

2330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP/PS3 and connecting to your PC on: April 26, 2008, 11:59:57 PM
How do you do this?

Someone at work downloaded a free program that easily turns his PC into a media server that his PS3 can see, but I can't seem to find the program.    I just bought a PSP slim, so I'm really digging the Remote Play stuff and getting to my PC through my PS3 would be awesome!
2331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 11:57:22 PM
Hey other folks are doing PS3 vs 360.   I don't care because I have both.   The only reason I'm counting the breaths of my system is because it's a launch unit.  :p

Anyhows... I can't believe I didn't think of renting one and getting the other.    It's a perfect medium.   I'll enjoy single play on the PS3, and then switch over to my rented 360 copy to play with everyone.     How you like them apples Hark!?  smile
2332  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 11:00:14 PM
Alright I pulled the trigger.    The Amazon preorder is in.   I'll get it Thursday which is fine since I'm out of town Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.      I'll cancel my 360 preorder tomorrow.         

Now my 360 won't RROD on me while I'm playing it.   slywink

Yes.  I'm going to say that in every message now.


BTW -- Since I have gamefly, I intend to rent indefinately the 360 version so I can play with you guys after I get done with single player.     So that's how I justified it.    I've already cleared my gamequeue and set it as the only game in it.    Therefore I should get the 360 for rent so I can do the multiplay thing with ya'll.
2333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 26, 2008, 10:55:59 PM
RIP OO.   

And I'm not talking about Rip... I'm talking about Rip.

slywink

2334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: April 26, 2008, 10:53:31 PM
I'm skipping too.

Main reason I'm skipping is because my wife doesn't have time to play, I don't have any friends interested (or many friends here in B'ham at all), and Nintendo has made online hookups so freakin PITA because of lack of voice support.... it's not worth it.

So a week or so ago I canceled my preorder and will skip.
2335  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 10:40:45 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 26, 2008, 10:05:15 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 26, 2008, 08:36:32 PM


The only other option for me to get the PS3 collector's edition would be to cancel my EBgames preorder and order online.....  But then ebgames.com is charging 17.00 shipping and handling for this thing.    So I guess I have to stick to my 360 collector's edition instead.    I'll be able to play with you guys after all assuming my LAUNCH 360 holds up to this game.      Screw you Microsoft for making such a POS quality console.

The evil side of me (which is quite well endowed) is hoping your 360 dies just because you're so damned paranoid about it and mention it in every frickin post man!

You're like that friend of mine that lives in a 'bad' part of town and gets beat up, mugged and/or taunted everytime he goes outside because he always looks like he's expecting to.  Know that it may happen, but don't let it dictate how you act or what you do.

LOL.   Well I can see your point.     

I did find a place where I can still order a CE for the PS3.    Amazon -- and get it 2 day shipping for only 10 bucks more.    Now I sit here and ponder whether I should or not.

Because you know..... my 360 might die any minute now.   slywink
2336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 08:36:32 PM

The only other option for me to get the PS3 collector's edition would be to cancel my EBgames preorder and order online.....  But then ebgames.com is charging 17.00 shipping and handling for this thing.    So I guess I have to stick to my 360 collector's edition instead.    I'll be able to play with you guys after all assuming my LAUNCH 360 holds up to this game.      Screw you Microsoft for making such a POS quality console.
2337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 08:22:07 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 26, 2008, 06:21:52 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 26, 2008, 06:12:50 PM

Ok ok... that's it.   I'm switching to PS3.

Sorry regular multiplayer gang.  I just don't trust my 360 launch unit to live up to the marathon sessions I'm going to put into this title.   It's due to go red rings, and I'm sure it will do so as soon as I bring this thing home.    frown    And yes Yellowking, maybe it's a little of me justifying my purchase of a PS3.   It's high time I got some use out of it other than Uncharted.   

What is puzzling is that I called up to check if it was too late to do it, and the ebgames guy sounded like he worked for Microsoft.   He told me that the PS3 version frame rates are far worse than the 360 version.     It's almost like ebgames pushes 360 over PS3 nowadays because this isn't the first time I've run into this.     Wierd.



They didn't say 'graphically superior' they said 'slightly better' slywink

You won't risk $60 to play with your friends?  Tongue  dead to me

Hmm... well I went down there, and the jerk failed to mention that I couldn't switch out the collector's edition for a PS3 collector's edition because they didn't have any extra coming in.    So I went down there for nothing.
2338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 06:12:50 PM
Ok ok... that's it.   I'm switching to PS3.

Sorry regular multiplayer gang.  I just don't trust my 360 launch unit to live up to the marathon sessions I'm going to put into this title.   It's due to go red rings, and I'm sure it will do so as soon as I bring this thing home.    frown    And yes Yellowking, maybe it's a little of me justifying my purchase of a PS3.   It's high time I got some use out of it other than Uncharted.   

What is puzzling is that I called up to check if it was too late to do it, and the ebgames guy sounded like he worked for Microsoft.   He told me that the PS3 version frame rates are far worse than the 360 version.     It's almost like ebgames pushes 360 over PS3 nowadays because this isn't the first time I've run into this.     Wierd.

2339  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 26, 2008, 05:56:09 PM
Ok now I'm doubting again.   Should I switch to the graphically superior PS3 version???  Hmm.....   mad
2340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 remote play on: April 25, 2008, 04:23:46 AM
Can someone tell me a little about this?

Can you play movies via remote play?
Can you copy blu rays to your PSP and play them that way?

I'm getting mixed signals on what is really possible, and when or if the remote play of movies or the copy movies to PSP functions work or not?
2341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 22, 2008, 11:17:49 AM
2342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 22, 2008, 11:06:56 AM

Quote from: Canuck on April 22, 2008, 08:40:13 AM

Man the English version is nowhere as good as the French version IMHO and the lyrics are radically different.

Her singing French to me is hypnotic.    If the French knew what was good for them, they'd use her to bridge relations.  smile
2343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any gamestop employees here on: April 22, 2008, 11:05:34 AM

Quote from: Ridah on April 22, 2008, 06:10:10 AM

You could call and ask, kind of funny you make a thread to ask this slywink

True.   But I was trying to figure out if I needed to take it with me today when I go to work.    Eb doesn't open until 10, so it would delay me by a day if nobody here knew a ballpark.    I HATE trading games because EB rips you off compared to what you can normally get on ebay, but this game won't sell for some reason.
2344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just got a PS3, need a gaming headset on: April 22, 2008, 05:16:30 AM
I hate to piggyback on this thread, but I've needed to ask a similiar question and now I don't want to have nearly identical threads.

I need a bluetooth microphone headset so that I can communicate in-game.    I need something inexpensive but effective.   
2345  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Any gamestop employees here on: April 22, 2008, 05:14:31 AM
I know one of you gamingtrend readers has to work at gamestop or EB, right?

If so... what is the trade-in value given for Guitar Hero 3 wired bundle for the 360?   I've tried relisting this thing 4 times on ebay and never received even a single bid.    And I have it starting at 50 bucks.    Heck I can get 40 bucks for other games on ebay WITHOUT a big honking guitar controller.    I can't seem to give this thing away...

2346  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 22, 2008, 05:10:56 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on April 22, 2008, 04:59:24 AM

I'm no expert on french, but I'd be willing to bet the english version and french version are not really all that much alike in lyrics.  Most likely the song was rewritten for english so that if fit the music better.  If nothing else, her rather poor dancing in the english version of the stage show would indicate she had no real confidence in adapting the dance routine to that version of the song.

To be honest, this whole thing seems a little weird.  That video is almost five years old, she was 19 at the time, and from what wikipedia says, she's appears to be a manufactured pop star along the lines of Britney Spears.  If you all want to go down that path again, have fun.



Dude.   She's hot.

2347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 22, 2008, 12:40:37 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 22, 2008, 12:23:14 AM

Quote from: msduncan on April 21, 2008, 11:55:11 PM

She's my new avatar.  smile

Oh god don't stretch her out like that! 

Use this:

You are right.   Thanks!
2348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 21, 2008, 11:55:11 PM
She has the closest thing to perfect thighs that I've seen.

She's my new avatar.  smile





2349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 21, 2008, 03:27:37 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on April 21, 2008, 02:06:13 AM

Apparently she's had a kid since that video was made.  She may not look the same today.


Booo!   Bad form!
2350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 21, 2008, 01:26:48 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on April 21, 2008, 01:15:09 AM

Sexy girl aside, those lyrics are laughable.  Zuccini . . . throw up under the covers?  WTH? 

I don't mind europop, mind you, but that's not an example of anything anyone will remember in 20 years (if they even remember it today.)



Just a wild guess... the lyrics didn't translate well?

Besides...I don't give a rip about the lyrics.  I'm looking at her legs.  smile
2351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 21, 2008, 01:03:08 AM

Quote from: Arnir on April 21, 2008, 12:23:14 AM

I've always wanted to know what the lyrics would be in English.

http://moi-alizee.us/play/?v=32  for the video with English subtitles.

Yeah.  I was about to post the lyrics I googled when you did much better by linking that better quality video with subtitles.  smile  Nicely done!
2352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP -- Thinking about repurchasing on: April 21, 2008, 12:01:06 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 20, 2008, 11:59:27 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 20, 2008, 06:34:56 PM

On top of that I find action games very hard to play due to having adult sized hands. I get hand cramps very quickly with it.

You get hand cramps on a PSP but not on a DS?   icon_confused  I'm exactly the opposite, and I've got pretty big hands.  The PSP is very comfortable, but I can only play my DS for 30-45 minutes before I feel my hand turning into a claw. 

Make sure you take a good look at the game options before you buy either system.   If you're looking for really "quick-play" (i.e. 15-30 minute) type games, a DS might be a better bet.  The graphics on the PSP are far superior, but the games for DS might better fit what you're looking for.  FWIW, my PSP collected dust the first time I bought it, but the last 6-12 months have been absolutely incredible on the system.  Maybe it'll go into another dry spell, but I'd say I've definitely gotten my money's worth over the last few months.

I already have a DS.   I'm a console whore actually.   I have a 360, PS3, Wii, and a DS.   I don't participate in console wars.  Tongue
2353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 20, 2008, 11:56:24 PM
Alizee

I felt compelled to post this for some reason.    Saw it a couple years ago, and for some reason found it on youtube again today.     thumbsup
2354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 20, 2008, 11:29:43 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 20, 2008, 10:01:22 PM

I have a pretty sick sense of humor and that got no laughs from me. eek

Ditto   eek
2355  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP -- Thinking about repurchasing on: April 20, 2008, 11:16:29 PM
Dang Lee... you made me think I might follow in your footsteps by repurchasing and again never playing it.     It's given me pause.
2356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP -- Thinking about repurchasing on: April 20, 2008, 05:17:31 PM
And btw -- I'm assuming since I sold my PSP a year after it's release there have been a lot of game releases in the meantime got high enough ratings to justify a repurchase?
2357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP -- Thinking about repurchasing on: April 20, 2008, 05:04:15 PM
Once upon a time, msduncan bought a PSP at launch and was blown away by the coolness factor of the technology and how awesome the screen was.    After owning the PSP for a year, he caved and sold it due to lack of games for the system -- a mistake I used to make all the time with consoles and have since stopped doing.   

Anyway... fast forward to now.    I'm starting to get the urge to repurchase this thing again.     Are there real advantages to getting the new slim one over the old model?    The old model is a bargain right now.    Are there advantages other than being lighter and slimmer?

And here's a picture that contributed to me getting the urge again:


slywink
2358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on: April 20, 2008, 04:16:59 PM
There seems to be a decent amount of unlockable extra content here.    I'm searching for the newsbabe and I've already unlocked some behind the scenes and making of videos.     I wonder how much there is?   Anyone that has labored to unlock stuff care to share?

Btw -- I hope Home eventually supports us having a place to display medals and stuff (like achievements) in some way.    I really enjoy the achievements part of Live and I'd like to see it in Home.
2359  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Expelled on: April 20, 2008, 03:40:21 PM

Quote from: Brendan on April 20, 2008, 03:18:40 PM

Of course it's the norm for black liberation theology - I went to a lot of effort in the other thread about your offensive avatar.  I like how this eject button strategy of yours gets you out of acknowledging the inconsistencies in your beliefs.  Well played!

I do find it hilarious that so many conservatives, who frequently throw around the accusation that "political correctness" suppresses their free speech, are shrinking violets when they're challenged.

This will be my last post here in the Politics forum.     

I explained this avatar in the other thread, and in this one.    Let me break it down for you:

1.  He's spouting anti-white speech that inflames and incites hatred.
2.  I do not, apparently unlike you, believe that he in any way represents mainstream african american theological beliefs
3.  This avatar is a way for me to call him out, and also call Obama out for his very close mentor like association with him.

Because you don't like my explaination does not make it a dodge.

And secondly:   I cannot debate you or Blackadar because it took you less than two pages of thread debate to jump right to calling me a bigot.   This is highly offensive, and I believe would be highly offensive to anyone it was leveled at on this forum.      Talk about debate skills -- jumping straight to namecalling and accusations of bigotry on fellow forum members is as poor as it gets.   It's both inflammatory and a cheap debating tactic.    In the past over on OO I've used the occasional anti-american or liberal labels, a practice that I have realized was bad.    I have not, however, ever resorted to calling someone a bigot or a racist.    Fireball:  you're damn right I'm outraged at this particular accusation.   Any decent human being would be. 

So concludes my attempt at discourse here.    You can both call someone else a bigot, sheep or whatever else you want to call them.
2360  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Expelled on: April 20, 2008, 03:16:01 PM

Quote from: Brendan on April 20, 2008, 03:10:20 PM

Ah, yes, it's inconceivable that a guy who is totally fixated on condemning the practice of black theology, and has set, as his avatar, an image specifically intended to antagonize supporters of an African-American presidential candidate, might qualify for that term.

Ok I'm officially done here.   I'm not going to be called a bigot because I have an avatar that attacks a guy that spouts anti-white propaganda.   This is NOT the norm for 'black theology', and to say so is ludicrous.    

Bottom line:  you guys can't debate issues without throwing around personal attacks and insults like bigot and sheep.    I'm out of here.
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