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3801  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MLB 2k6 [2ksports] on: April 05, 2006, 02:08:54 AM
I've played a few games and lost both.  

The new swinging system, is really tough to get used too.  I'm starting to get discouraged.

To comment on Lockdown's responses I'd have to say I agree with #2, the new pitching interface is pretty cool, takes a few tries to get used to it and understand it, but it definetly is more involving.

The Inside Edge is awesome, it's so satisfying to strike someone out because you scouted their weakspots.


I didn't notice anything too bad with the animation.  However, the movement is a little off, and it's really hard to tell who's the active player you are controlling.  The cursor blends in the background.

I really disagree with #8.  It screams broadcast sports TV.  I've seen many cutscenes with the strike out replays.  All of them showed the 3 strikes.   I do agree with the fonts.  The fonts are hard to read in the menu, and it's hard to read the pitcher's stamina %.

Also disagree with the announcing.  It's awesome.

I have a question about the inside edge and the franchise mode.  I know I can buy scouting reports on different teams, but how do you know how many points you have?
3802  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MLB 2k6 [2ksports] on: April 04, 2006, 08:43:28 PM
i'm torn.  I want a baseball badly, and this is my only option, but that ign review doesn't sound good.

I have it on preorder, tonight the fiance is staying home, which means loads of time of gaming, but do i want to spend $40 on something i may not like?
3803  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MLB 2k6 [2ksports] on: April 04, 2006, 08:41:53 PM
hope eco-logic doesn't see this thread Tongue
3804  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rise of Legends Demo on: April 03, 2006, 07:33:17 PM
ya, i don't think you can build a new city, you can capture other cities though
3805  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (4/3) on: April 03, 2006, 07:28:08 PM
MLB  2k6
3806  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rise of Legends Demo on: March 31, 2006, 07:49:43 PM
Just finished playing the first mission in the campaign mode.

It feels very much like Rise of Nations, which is to be expected.  

Graphics are a mixed bag.  Units don't really stand out, they're kinda bland looking, but the buildings and animation are interesting and good.

It's very hero-centric.  The RTS mode feels like Age of Mythology mainly because of the story and hero units.

When you start the demo, it warns you about long load times and incomplete content.  It's true.  You can tell some sound effects are missing.  Even a cutscene had it's audio missing, it was just a fly over on things on the map.  Didn't make any sense and felt out of place.

It took me about a minute to load the first map.  I don't have a super fast computer, but I'd say above average.  

seems you can do more in the strategic map, but i didn't really fool around with it, because i had no idea what i was doing, and it was only the first level, but you can see there were more options

You can only play as Alin in this demo, (I'm not sure if you can play other sides in the skirmish mode)

The first map, was huge, it took a while for my units to get to one side to the other.  I can't imagine how big the maps will be the further you progress.
Also, you can't save in the RTS part, but in the strategic mode you can.
3807  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sopranos 3/26 product placements (spoilers) on: March 28, 2006, 05:45:49 AM
and we're off.
3808  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Galactic Civilization II For Trade on: March 26, 2006, 10:08:33 PM
I'm really only interested in trading this for the Godfather for either PC or Xbox, but prefer PC.
3809  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [ PS3 ] Tons of PS3 info from GDC.... on: March 26, 2006, 05:49:52 AM
Quote from: "Shkspr"
Quote from: "Dimmona"
Sony today confirmed they plan to toss the much-reviled boomerangamajig PS3 controller thingy


Regrettably, the very boomerangamajiggy shape of the controller means that it'll be back.  It'll be back.


BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Is there a rule for locking threads for bad jokes?
3810  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 26, 2006, 04:10:57 AM
well found the easy way...

press tilda key (~) and type player.additem 000977E4 1

gives you a cure vampire potion.  it's also worth 2000 gold smile  but i'm not gonna go that far in cheating

I just don't think I should be forced to be a vampire
3811  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 26, 2006, 04:00:17 AM
Ok, I got bit by a vampire during my sleep,

Now I'm melting under the sun.

How do I cure it?

I tried praying but that didn't do anything. I don't want to bite people every day. I don't want to be a vampire
3812  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 26, 2006, 01:34:23 AM
Quote from: "Turtle"
Hah, if you guys see me online at the time, invite me to the chat because I'm really liking the game too.

I let my friends play Oblivion, and even one that hated morrowind with a passion likes Oblivion.  They just got it right.

However, I also had a story where they were unprepared for the new feature of monsters going across zones.

In one instance, my friend had gone into an old fort, got in a little too much trouble and ran for the door zone.  As he stepped outside he breathed a sigh of relief, but I was grinning an evil grin as he did so.  When he asked me what was up I told him NPCs can now go through zones, and just then the imp that had been chasing him showed up and nailed him with a fireball.  He freaked out, but finally managed to kill it.


If you visted GG back in the day when Morrowind was out, you'd know my strong distaste for Morrowind.  I hated that game, it was incredibly boring.

I wasn't sure I'd like oblivion, just based on my experience with MW, but hype got to me, and I know I couldn't talk shit about Oblivion if I didn't at least try it and give it a chance (like i did with MW).  So, after expecting to be bored, I loaded it up, and man I'm floored.  The game is awesome.  Even with the interface issues, the game is a blast to play.
3813  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New seatbelts for 2007 vehicles on: March 24, 2006, 09:10:12 PM
Automakers announced that they will be introducing these new types of seatbelts in 2007

3814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 23, 2006, 05:39:30 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
Very rarely do I play a game for 7 hours the day I get it...even more rare is playing another 7 hours the next day.  For this guy who simply couldn't stand Morrowind (but always *wanted* to like it), Oblivion just seems to have that certain SOMETHING and I've been trying to figure out what it is.

Maybe it's because things are actually happening.  I mean, totally random quests, including a quest in which I had no IDEA what I was getting myself into; a total, what the HECK is going ON moment.

Maybe it's nailing an unsuspecting troll in the back of the head with an arrow only to watch him crumble over a railing down into a pit below. *edited to add* (I think Arkon and me had the same incredibly cool physics moment!)

Perhaps it's because they just NAILED the environment.  As I was traveling from Barma (or whatever its called, the northern city) to the Imperial City, I was walking along a winding road down a hill and it looked just like an area in which I lived in real life.  It was beautiful.

I just can't get this game out of my head - while driving, I look to the side of the road and see herbs that I could be picking to mix into potions and sell, I play the game on a headset with Calvin (because we're gay like that) and hearing his reaction to stuff in the game is as fun as my own reaction to cool stuff going on.

And it's just so weird, the fact I am really engrossed in this game.  The exploration reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus.  I mean, just coming across totally random stuff, it's amazing.  

And to be honest, I dislike games like this, as a rule!  I like LINEAR stuff, I LOVE hand-holding; why in the world am I so enthralled by the extreme open-endedness of Oblivion?

And I haven't even started the main quest yet!

So even while I'm not entirely sure how much longer Oblivion will continue to captivate me, or if I'll even come CLOSE to finishing the main quest; the first 14 hours of gameplay in Oblivion were pretty special to me.


I bet you gained a few pounds smile
3815  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / April 2006 Wired Magazine on: March 22, 2006, 04:12:04 AM
you're reading magazines from 2 years ago?

Dude, get with the times Tongue

**forgot my smiley**
3816  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / -Lord Ebonstone-'s Affect? on: March 21, 2006, 08:29:55 PM
Please don't egg him on.

Locking thread
3817  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 21, 2006, 06:20:59 PM
I'm so tempted to edit your picture Knightshade Tongue  But I'm afraid I'd get fired biggrin

I'm on a crappy LCD screen and if I go past 1024x768 my screen gets funky.
3818  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 20, 2006, 11:53:34 PM
Quote from: "bluntman72"
just went by fry's and the sales lumps told me it wont be in until tomorrow, I mentioned that I was told they would have it today by 4pm and they just said they dont have it yet. I really hate frys and rarely ever go so I am annoyed that I made a trip there for nothing. :evil:


There ad said it be in stores tomorrow at 4pm.  Don't see why you should be mad at fry's
3819  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Oblivion - $15 off the 360 version, $10 Off the PC version on: March 19, 2006, 05:13:14 PM
Fry's has the non CE PC version on sale for $37.99
3820  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 19, 2006, 06:42:26 AM
didn't weigh it thursday, was sick.
3821  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Comcastic my foot on: March 19, 2006, 06:39:09 AM
All week long we've been having internet problems.  We use comcast as well.  

I called tech support and the dude just wanted me off the phone.  He kept telling me it was our computer which was BS.  

Our connection speeds were 9.1 kb/s   That's like 1995.

I finally managed to get him to schedule for a technician to come over with a modem.  (I told him, I don't want to be driving across town to pick it up at their office, and I they have to come on a Saturday)  Well, he got me scheduled for today.  Turns out it was the modem, which my roomate and I knew all along, and now were getting   7455 kbps or 931.8 KB/sec.
3822  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 1990: Limbaugh Shouted Down On National Television on: March 18, 2006, 03:44:51 AM
wow, rush did a good job handling these people.  He could have easily attacked back, but he kept his composure.  If it was me, they would have been kicked out from the start.  Not because of their views, because they were disruptive.
3823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lurker on: March 18, 2006, 02:47:35 AM
Quote from: "Raintitan"
I've pretty much been a lurker here for a long time and I just wanted to take a moment to say that I've been gaming for the last fifteen years and I still think back fondly to all of the posts Hetz was making for MW when it came out. Hell, I HAD to get it because of his enthusiasm.

And now, with a HUGE smile on my face it is happening again. Bethesda owes him. Period.

Now, do I run it on my PC or get an X360 for it....Hmm.....


Thanks Hetz,
-H


Hetz, no need to make another user name to pat yourself on the back Tongue
3824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 17, 2006, 06:43:43 PM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Hetz"
Yeah, it's crazy how well the guide is doing. People are going nuts over this game and anything associated with it.


I blame you. smile


Kathode thanks him
3825  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Would you like some popcorn? on: March 15, 2006, 11:40:24 PM
http://www.wimp.com/innovative/

Link probably not safe for work
3826  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 14, 2006, 06:12:37 AM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Looks like Target didn't get the memo about the street date...

Quote
This item will be released on March 15, 2006. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives.


http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-11/qid=1142313230/ref=sr_1_11/602-6791111-4793419?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B000BC38LA


You do know, Kathode reads these boards, all he has to do is make a few phone calls...
3827  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Songs you heard for the first time in GH that you dig on: March 13, 2006, 06:09:44 PM
what's GH?
3828  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hard Candy on: March 11, 2006, 07:31:23 PM
Never heard of this movie until this morning, man it's distubrning. However I thoguth they showed too much at the end, they should have left some parts out.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/hardcandy/large.html
3829  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 10, 2006, 11:56:19 PM
lost another .6 pounds this week.

Down to 191.6
3830  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sunday Skin - 03-05-06 on: March 08, 2006, 02:43:38 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Quote
This weeks mission - find me Cosplayers that AREN'T creepy. Here are my two entries


Francesca Dani




she doesn't get any better the more times you post this...
3831  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 04, 2006, 08:29:50 PM
how much did you weigh when you started?  Are you excercising?
3832  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: March 04, 2006, 05:54:48 PM
Weighed in Thursday, I lost 1.2 pounds, which is exactly what I gained during my Oklahoma trip, so now I way 192.2

A total of 7 pounds lost so far
3833  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Age of Empires III patch 1.05- The Return of Attack-Move on: February 28, 2006, 11:14:03 PM
sweet, now i might bet back to it.
3834  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Full Achievement list for Oblivion/Release Date! on: February 23, 2006, 08:27:42 PM
don't worry, i'll be merging topics smile
3835  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars on the PC? on: February 22, 2006, 06:36:38 AM
so tell me, why was this posted in "Off Topic" ?
3836  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: February 21, 2006, 02:33:27 AM
i managed to gain 1 pound over my trip, and man did i eat bad.
3837  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: February 10, 2006, 08:22:47 PM
Man, next week, i'm in Oklahoma City.  I know i'll be gaining at least 2 pounds.  There's nothing to do in OKC except for eating, look at the women!  Sometimes they can be mistaken for cattle biggrin
3838  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Soooo...I went to Weight Watchers today[DIET] on: February 10, 2006, 07:02:17 PM
Last week 193.8
This Week 192.2
Lost 1.6 pounds last week

Lost 6.4 pounds since i started 5 weeks ago
How are you doing TML?
3839  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Shield 2/7 (spoilers) on: February 09, 2006, 05:39:12 AM
just finished watching it.  This show is so good.  I still think it's better than 24, although this season's 24 is pretty good as well
3840  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Duke Nuke'm in "Full Production" on: February 05, 2006, 06:26:17 PM
After reading the interview, I just have one question, is this game going to be fun?

How many times can he say it Tongue
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