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2321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 04, 2008, 12:37:24 AM

Quote from: Magic on May 03, 2008, 11:57:49 PM

Today, I got as far as skipping the opening cutscene, and driving the car out of the dock. I made the first right, the car looked like it was going to roll over, and then it froze.

$60 paperweight that I can't even return to the store. What a crock.

Something has occurred on the PSN that is causing this across most of the PS3 users.    Log out of PSN and you should be good to go until they fix it.
2322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Unbelievable act of sportsmanship on: May 03, 2008, 11:29:15 PM
We all need stories like this one.     This is what sports were made for:

Story
2323  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possible PS3 fix for GTA4 lock ups on: May 03, 2008, 07:10:11 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 03, 2008, 06:51:18 PM

For the PS3 owners out there, I've read that turning off Internet on the PS3 when playing GTA will fix the lockups.

I can confirm this.    Logging out of PSN makes it work.

Edit:  And you don't have to delete any files or remove saves thankfully
2324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Movies on your PS3 (DVD) on: May 03, 2008, 04:40:20 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on May 03, 2008, 04:39:32 PM

Quote from: msduncan on May 03, 2008, 01:59:34 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 03, 2008, 01:56:24 PM

I think a PSP version of the movies will be included on the discs in the future.

Yes indeed.   I'm very much looking forward to this.

I am very disappointed that for whatever reason the evil super powerful companies will not allow me to actually make use of my now-out of date vast DVD collection.    Screw them.   finger

Maybe I should think about trying to sell all my DVD's.   

Why would you want to sell them? I mean, this early in the blu-ray game anyway. Are you going to replace all your DVD's with blu-ray versions at $20 to $25 a pop? I'd love to rebuild my collection that way, but no way I could afford the $4000 price tag (200 x $20 ea)

I'm waiting on some good 'buy 2 get 1 free' deals on bluray at the moment, or at least some good sales. I did have to buy Planet Earth up front though.


Good point.    Still aggrivating about the legality.
2325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / OMG Indiana Jones Trailer 2 -- I'M IN LOVE on: May 03, 2008, 04:02:14 PM
Based completely on the trailers (especially this one), it looks like the magic is going to be there in this one.   I've got chill bumps just watching it....

Trailer 2 has been released
2326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 03, 2008, 03:53:25 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 03, 2008, 03:43:57 PM

<3 This game!!!!

I tell you what though, I have an internal struggle whether to just run people over at random, or play it like I think Niko would really be, with some kind of code of honor.

I'm with you 100%.

Sometimes I just want to shoot a jerk in the head for cussing at me on the street.    But most of the time I just keep walking.
2327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Movies on your PS3 (DVD) on: May 03, 2008, 01:59:34 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 03, 2008, 01:56:24 PM

I think a PSP version of the movies will be included on the discs in the future.

Yes indeed.   I'm very much looking forward to this.

I am very disappointed that for whatever reason the evil super powerful companies will not allow me to actually make use of my now-out of date vast DVD collection.    Screw them.   finger

Maybe I should think about trying to sell all my DVD's.   
2328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Movies on your PS3 (DVD) on: May 03, 2008, 01:18:22 PM
Is it legal to use your own DVD movies to somehow copy them down to the PS3 drive so you can access them both on the system and on the PSP?    I'm unsure of the legality of doing this -- instincts tell me that I own the DVD's and thus can do it.... but law rarely follows common sense or instincts, so I'm asking here.

If it IS legal -- what programs do folks here (if anyone is doing this) use to do it?     I know about PSP Video 9 which converts it to PSP format and copies it over.    The big question is what do I use to rip the DVD down to my hard drive, and what do I use to combine the files so that it isn't broken up into several individual files?
2329  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 03, 2008, 03:33:40 AM
Well chalk me up as one of those PS3 owners that got the dreaded 'freeze' and now GTA just sits and grinds at the loading screen.    Apparently it's f*cked and I am supposed to delete all data (10 HOURS worth of play) and start over.    F you very much Rock Star.   I hope gaming trend gives this game a 2.    mad mad mad mad

EDIT:

Ok it seems something is wrong with the PS3 network.   I signed out and it loaded.   Strange.

EDIT to my edit:

It appears that multiple users starting having that trouble in the last couple days.    Apparently a problem with the online component of PSN.    Remaining logged out has fixed it for me (for now)
2330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 02:34:14 AM

Quote from: The Grue on May 02, 2008, 01:47:18 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 02, 2008, 01:35:01 AM

Coolest moment so far:

Mission where drug dealers pile out of a house and I'm supposed to kill them.    I happened to be in my car so I just gunned it and manged to pin two of them against the wall at 50 mph before they could turn the corner into an alley.   I jumped out of the car and ran the other one down.

My problem is I hit people at 50+ and they don't die.  I don't get it.

The wall that I rammed them against helped.  slywink
2331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 01:36:53 AM
Quote

I dialed 911 for the hell of it and sure nuff got liberty city emergency dispatch "press 1 for police. 2 for an Ambulance, or 3 for Fire Dept". I chose 2 and got a and a dispatcher came on and said "they are sending someone to my location" Then  a message came up and said "I can call anytime if Iam hurt or injured I will receive medical attention on the spot." Now I heard the sirens but of course they never found me  icon_frown
 


Has anyone yet tried 867-5309?   I'm going to give it a go when I play next session to see if Jenny answers.  slywink
2332  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 01:35:01 AM
Coolest moment so far:

Mission where drug dealers pile out of a house and I'm supposed to kill them.    I happened to be in my car so I just gunned it and manged to pin two of them against the wall at 50 mph before they could turn the corner into an alley.   I jumped out of the car and ran the other one down.
2333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: April 30, 2008, 02:19:02 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 30, 2008, 02:09:45 PM


Also, when I chased the guy early on and he exited his vehicle I couldn't find him until I ran back and found some stairs I'd blown past thinking he'd run another way based on the mini-map. Oh. Okay. So this whole game, of which I can "do anything/go anywhere" only works if I complete missions based on the specific criteria set by the developers thereby limiting my imagination?

Rockstar, you fail.

Wait a sec.   You were in a footchase with someone, they ducked down a side alley and lost you so that you had to come doubling back, and you think that is unrealistic?      Or maybe I'm interpreting what you were describing wrong.
2334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: April 30, 2008, 02:15:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on April 30, 2008, 02:05:14 PM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on April 30, 2008, 01:43:50 PM

Aside from the whole "cultivating relationships" thing, stick me in the "same gameplay as GTA3-San Andreas" camp.

That's basically my impression as well.  Now, I haven't actually played San Andreas since it was first released so I'm sure if I were to go back to it now I would find a lot of stuff drastically inferior to GTA4.  But so far GTA4 feels like a small evolutionary step from SA and not a generational leap.  But I'm still definitely in tutorial mode (even after four hours) so I suspect (and hope) that further play will start pointing out some major improvements.



I think this is more than an evolutionary leap.   This is a generational leap.     If they drastically changed things too much, it would cease to be GTA IV and become a different game altogether.      Based on my memory of those games, I remember just kinda wandering around destroying the city and thinking that the string of one timed mission after another was exhausting.    This time around I feel like it's wrapped more tightly in a believable network of relationships.   The city is breathing and living.   The interface through the phone -- hell they don't even have a startup menu to speak of -- is brilliant.

In short -- the game makes me want to at least try to keep from running people down and ignoring all traffic laws.   I drive around like I'm driving around a real city so far.    That speaks a lot for the creation this time of a living Liberty City.    

Past games have felt like a city shell with a bunch of missions in it.    This time it feels like a living city that I'm exploring.   I feel poor.   I feel like a nobody.    Hell I had to run from a fist fight a few minutes ago because three of the guy's buddies got up from their table and started beating the crap out of me.    So I sprinted to my car....got the beat down some more as I tried to get into it....backed up and they started running.  I managed to run down one of them badly and clipped another.    A few minutes later an ambulance showed up to treat them.
2335  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: April 30, 2008, 02:08:43 PM
About to leave for my overnight meeting but I managed another couple hours this morning.    Environment is amazing.   I've played a total of 3 hours or so and I haven't even gotten into any real missions that have much to do with crime, and I haven't been near a firearm yet.     I suck at bowling.  I'm pretty good at darts.    

This is definately a great game.   I can't wait to get back tomorrow and put some more time in tomorrow night.    I kinda like the gritty feel of the city and the way they styled the graphics.   I know they are masking the limitations of the current gen systems as far as distance and such... but they do it in a way that makes it seem like they just did it for the style instead of the limitations.  

No problems so far on my PS3.    I'm expecting my 360 rented copy (sorry godhugh) to be here tomorrow when I get home.
2336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: April 30, 2008, 03:42:04 AM
Got about an hour in tonight.    Unfortunately I have to go BACK out of town tomorrow so I'll be stuck at an hour until Thursday.   So far it seems it's an amazing game and I've JUST scratched the surface.   The city does have a living feel to it... and yes there is haze in the distance but we all don't yet have supercomputers to handle a completely no load open world with no haze or popup.    A decade from now probably....

Anyway.. the story and feel of the city is great.    I'm loving the phone.   

OH...and just in case anyone wondered --   I got the PS3 version from Amazon.com, and I just checked gamefly and I was lucky enough to get the 360 version rented.   It should be here by the time I get back in town on Thursday.    I can then do a CLOSE comparison by getting Nikko to stand in the same place or do the same thing and switch back and forth on my TV to do a comparison.   I'll also be able to do multiplayer with those of you on the 360 version.   thumbsup
2337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 28, 2008, 11:44:36 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 28, 2008, 11:34:43 AM

I do hate it when you have to do single player to unlock stuff for multiplayer though.  Is that true in this game?

I haven't seen a review mention this at all.   It would indeed suck because I'd have to beat the game again on the 360 version to play with you guys.     I'm thinking (hoping) that the entire city is available to you for multiplay right out of the gate.     I hope.
2338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP/PS3 and connecting to your PC on: April 28, 2008, 03:37:48 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 28, 2008, 03:00:23 AM

Custom firmware is the only way...annnnnnd I don't have a large enough memory card nor the patience to go to the trouble.  I do know that people here do roll that way.

I'm nervous about that .  I have official firmware 3.95, and I'm worried about bricking my PSP in making the switch.   Heck I don't even know HOW to make the switch.   I am worried about my UMD's though as the plastic cases seem to be able to go FUBAR pretty easily. 
2339  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP/PS3 and connecting to your PC on: April 28, 2008, 02:55:08 AM
Naturally those that have PS3's are too busy paying attention to the GTA IV thread to even know I asked another question.   Tongue
2340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP/PS3 and connecting to your PC on: April 28, 2008, 01:09:14 AM
This might be a no-no since the same tactics are used for piracy, but I was wondering if there is any way at all to copy UMD's to your memory card without messing with the firmware?   

These UMD's are EXTREMELY delecate.    I feel like I have to baby them constantly, and even so I've got one that is loose already.      mad thumbsdown

I know there are some people out there backing up their UMD's to memory sticks, but they all appear to have custom firmware or something.    If this is the only way -- is it risky, hard, or is it worth it?
2341  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 28, 2008, 12:43:48 AM
Drazzil??
2342  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
2343  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.
2344  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!
2345  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.
2346  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
2347  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.
2348  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?
2349  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

2350  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!
2351  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
2352  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.
2353  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

2354  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.
2355  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
2356  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.
2357  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.
2358  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.

2359  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
2360  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?
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