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4521  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Naednek's Spring Trading Sale :) on: March 02, 2005, 01:42:00 PM
MVP 2005 (PC) $20
Burnout 3 (Xbox) $25)

Shipping $5.00 for one item,  $1.00 additional
4522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FINALLY! Brothers in Arms Reviewed! on: March 02, 2005, 01:36:21 PM
i'm still waiting on the pc version.  I have Republic Commando to keep me busy
4523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: March 01, 2005, 01:33:54 AM
Anyways, while I like ESPN more as far as gameplay, the Walking bug is killing it for me, and I'm now going to play MVP as my primary game.  If they can get it fixed, great, if not, I'm done with that franchise, or at least wait a few weeks on new purchases.
4524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: March 01, 2005, 01:27:38 AM
Quote from: "Scott"
If you were unable to get one of the two moving balls onto where you aimed your pitch, the hitter will see where you pitched the ball and may be able to exploit it using the Slam Zone.

Thank you for the explanation.  This may play better then it sounds, but right now, it sounds like all those basketball free throw meters from past NBA games.  Push the buttons when the circle is in the middle of the crosshairs to hit the shot type deal.  That wasn't much fun at all in basketball, at least for me.  Does it just play differently in the baseball game, or am I still completely missing it?

That's exactly what it is.  It's really easy on easy mode (go figure), but it gets tough as you bump up the sliders

How fast are games in MVP vs ESPN?  I think last year a game for MVP took about 25 minutes, with ESPN taking 35 minutes or so.  That extra time really adds up.

Can you still jump into games in MVP?  How about Sega?  Anyway to sim the rest of a blowout?

ESPN is longer because of the cutscenes, but you can set an option for hurry up mode, where they take out the fluff, and just play the game.  I'm averaging about 35-45 mins a game in ESPN, and probably about 30 mins in MVP

You can jump in on both games
4525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 28, 2005, 01:44:41 PM
Quote from: "GGMark"
Some of us cant log into that forum for the sliders, anyone wanna cut and paste?

you need to register in order to access it.


Game Difficulty: Custom (adjusted them from Pro, so if there's some intangible effect, you should do the same)
Batter Contact: 46
Batter Power: 69
Batter Slamzone Power: 16
Batter Bunt Assistance: 30
Runner Baserunning Speed: 73
Runner Stealing Success: 82
Fielder Errors: 16
Fielder Speed: 28
Fielder Speed Burst Length: n/a
Fielder Speed Burst Power: n/a
Catcher Throwing Power: Disabled
Infielder Throwing Power: Disabled
Outfielder Throwing Power: Disabled
Pitcher Variability: n/a
Pitcher Fatigue: 64
Pitcher Interface Speed: 98
Injuries: 11
AI Skill: 95
AI Contact: 46
AI Power: 67
AI Slamzone Probability: 76
AI Slamzone Power: 44
AI Fatigue: 47
AI Take Strike Overall: 78
AI Take Strike Ahead: 73
AI Take Strike Behind: 83
AI Take Ball Overall: 89
AI Take Ball Ahead: 87
AI Take Ball Behind: 69
AI Aggressiveness: 88
AI Steal 2nd: 41
AI Steal 3rd: 26
AI Steal Home: 19
AI Corner: 64
AI Change Speed: 85
AI Change Location: 67
AI Throw Strike Overall: 31
AI Throw Strike Ahead: 32
AI Throw Strike Behind: 29
AI Pickoff: 42
AI Pitchout: 95
AI Errors: 19
AI Fielder Speed: 30
AI Catcher Throwing Power: Disabled
AI Infielder Throwing Power: Disabled
AI Outfielder Throwing Power: Disabled
AI Fielding Aggression: 45
AI Throwing Aggression: 5 (gets rid of sacrifice bunts end up being a fielder's choice)
AI Hit 'N Run: 48
AI Sacrifice Bunt: 35
AI Squeeze: 24
AI Meat Pitch: 18
AI Showboat Attempt: n/a
AI Showboat Skill: n/a

Game Options


Game Style: Custom
SlamZone: Off
Showboat Catches: Off
Pop Fly Lock: On
Ball Indicator: Dynamic
Baserunner Speed Boost: Off
Fielder Speed Boost: Off
Broken Bat Frequency: Often


Length of Game: 9
Designated Hitter: AL Hosting
Ejections: On
Injuries: On
Pitcher Fatigue: On
Active Bullpen: On


Vibration: Off
Smart Throw: Off
Auto-Round Bases: On
Auto-Reselect Fielder: On
Hold Runners: Smart Hold
Pitch Cursor: n/a
Contextual Sliding: On
Swing Feedback: On
Batting Interface: True Aim
Batting Cursor Size: n/a
Pitching Interface: KZone
Assisted Baserunning: Off
Batter's Eye: Off
Batter's Eye Feedback: Off


Home Batting Camera: Low No Zoom
Zoom: 67
Away Batting Camera: Low No Zoom
Zoom: 67
Keep Fielder In View: On

Credit goes to Blzer's Pro sliders: One-button swinging Ver 2.0  at
4526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 28, 2005, 12:21:23 AM
here are some good sliders (well i've only played 1 game with them, but they're pretty good).  I'd recommend not adjusting the Human Pitcher Fatigue to what he suggests, the pitcher gets tired too quickly.  You might want to play around with that
4527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 27, 2005, 11:03:42 PM
well, i finally observed teh wild pitches first hand.  I had like 5 of them in one game.  I'm thinking it only effects road games and when there's a player on 1st base.  Someone mentioned pressure might have something to do with it.  I wonder if you can turn the pressure feature off, and if that would fix it.

Also got jipped on a wild pitch.  My guy advanced to 2nd base on a wild throw, but when the pitcher was ready to throw his next pitch, the guy was back at first.

I've been playing on rookie this whole time, and now i'm upping the difficulty.  I haven't lost a game I've personally played.  Pitching is way too easy, yet hitting is just right.
4528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 27, 2005, 09:35:32 PM
no, 24 is on Tongue
4529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 27, 2005, 05:44:50 PM
ok, I understand wild pitches, but what in the world is passed balls?
4530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 27, 2005, 05:24:26 AM
In my 4 games 1 exb, and 3 GM mode, I've never seen any wild pitches.
4531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 27, 2005, 04:29:37 AM
Ok, like lockdown I've also played more today and last night.  MVP has actually grown on me since my first reportings.  I finally figured out how to baserun but it still a bit cumbersome compared to MLB 2k5.  

Pitching:  I like MVP's style of pitching over MLB 2k5.  It just feels better.  While both share the similarity of hot/cold zones, MVP's meter makes it better.  Yes, ESPN has a meter that you can change to, but it still doesn't feel right.  The whole interface is so much smoother in MVP

Batting: I find MVP too easy to get on base, however I'm still on rookie difficulty.  But, I'm also on rookie level in MLB 2k5, but it's much harder to get on base.  So it's still quite comparable.  Swing animations is hit and miss (pun intended) in MLB 2k5, some look really good while others look awkward.

Fielding: This is a mixed bag.  I'm having a hard time deciding which game I like better as far as fielding goes.  MVP uses meters to gauge how fast and accurate your throws are.  However, MLB 2k5 does the same, but without any visual cues.  Throws are pressure sensitive.  The harder you press the more of a "line drive" the ball flight path is.  If throw off your bad foot you have a good chance on making your target.  Once again, some of the animations look off, but it doesn't affect gameplay, just cosmetics.

I like that you can use a limited turbo in MLB 2k5, but when controlling outfielders I press A which is turbo for baserunners, and end up diving, totally missing the ball.  The manual is a bit thin (not as bad as MVP), and I'm still learning all the details in the game.  By sharing time with both games, it's easy to get the controls mixed up.

Commentating:  The MVP crew does the broadcast for the SF Giants in real life.  I love them, but they sound so repetitive in MVP.  I like MLB 2k5's a lot better.

Presentation:  No doubt, MLB 2k5 wins this category hands down.  EA totally ignored that aspect of the game, which is pretty typical.

Overall, I tend to like MLB 2k5 a bit better, their GM mode is a lot better, and instead of focusing on the stadium aspects, it's more focused on players and the season.  MVP has some cool ideas, but at the end, MLB 2k5 shines.
4532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Will you buy the Doom 3 Expansion? on: February 26, 2005, 08:33:21 PM
i just saw a video of it.  Nice rip off of the gravity gun.

Pass for me.
4533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 26, 2005, 07:18:01 PM
Quote from: "Gwar21"
So, I think I've gotten a feel for how MLB2K5 compares to last year's version.  How does MVP compare to last year's version?  I really liked MVP on the PC, and if it's just more of the same, with more features, I'll probably pick it up again.  They didn't break anything, did they?

I'm not sure what I'll do about MLB2K5.  I got the ESPN game 2 years ago and really wanted to like it...but I just couldn't figure out how to pitch effectively.  I'd get smoked after a few innings every game.  It's a problem I've never had in a baseball game before, so I don't think it was due to a lack of pitching strategy knowledge on my part.   Tongue   I'll probably end up picking it up just because it's so cheap, though, unless those aforementioned baserunning errors are really common.

It's more of the same.  It's a bit cleaner, as far as tweaks go, but it's basically the same as last year, including the bad baserunning and the choppiness when throwing across the field.  

The Espn game from two years ago was totally different from last years.   Last year's from what I hear was a huge improvement (I didn't play the game from two years ago, last year ESPN 2K4 was my first time playing the series)  This year's ESPN was redone from the ground  up.  It's not the same engine as last years (unlike MVP) they revamped everything.  From my initial game I like what I see.  However like others have mentioned, if you hit a ball right at the pitcher, there is a 99% chance that he's going to catch it.
4534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 26, 2005, 09:39:56 AM
wow this espn game is awesome so much better than MVP.  Looks like i'll be trading/ebaying MVP
4535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 24, 2005, 03:27:43 AM
i'm not too impressed.  I'm having a field day trying to baserun.  I have it on the pc, and using the Saitek P880.  I'm following the instructions and nothing is happening.
4536  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Bought: Unreal Tournament 2004 dvd on: February 24, 2005, 02:02:36 AM
4537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Should the Vikings trade Randy Moss? on: February 24, 2005, 02:00:44 AM
Raiders got a steal.  They still won't go anywhere.
4538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Baseball Wars '05 on: February 24, 2005, 01:59:46 AM
MVP 2005 PC (getting ESPN for xbox)  Manual Sucks

There you go smile
4539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I just started watching 24 on: February 23, 2005, 04:11:49 AM
yep until season 3, then gets back to being good, but not as good as the first two in season 4.

You also need to pick up Alias.  I'm watching season 1 and it's awesome.
4540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT4 Impressions on: February 23, 2005, 04:09:15 AM
can't wait for Forza smile
4541  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: February 23, 2005, 12:41:52 AM
+1 to warning, glad you liked it smile
4542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Videogame Baseball is almost upon us! on: February 23, 2005, 12:35:42 AM
well crap, i was hoping to spread my expenses.  Now both games are being released the same week!!!!  Since money is short right now, i'll pick up espn first.
4543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bitch of the Year 2005 on: February 21, 2005, 09:51:51 PM
whoa suprised they were able to find it in the sewer
4544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Brothers in Arms done? on: February 19, 2005, 01:07:25 AM
will be buying this for the pc.  This screams PC
4545  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 02/16/05 on: February 17, 2005, 06:14:21 AM
be prepared when we still don't know what's going on at the season finale.  I'm sure they'll leave a huge ass cliffhanger for another season.  Sometimes I feel I have a hook in my mouth and being dragged along for a few moments, then allowing me to rest, than yanking on that line once again.

I really liked this episode, and I just started watching Alias on DVD, and holy shit that' also a fun show, but with better pacing.
4546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 24 just gets better and better... on: February 15, 2005, 01:42:13 PM
Quote from: "gameoverman"
I loved that opening.

Sadly, I got called away during Edgar's last scene regarding his mom. I started watching again when Jack & Tony arrived to see Behrooz and his dad running away. If anyone could fill me in on what happened, was Audrey able to get someone to help her, I'd appreciate it. I know the ending showed the mom still there watching TV, but is she stuck or just waiting for someone to get there?

Edgar found out nobody could help his mom, so he took his jacket and headed for the door.  Drisco saw him leaving and managaed to convince him to stay, because ...... wait for it....... that's what his mother would want him to do.

It's just too cheesy and doesn't really need to be on the show.
4547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 24 just gets better and better... on: February 15, 2005, 06:17:51 AM
alot better than last weeks.  Could have gone without the whole mom scene.  But, can't have everything smile

The last 10 mins was great
4548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What TV show do you want to see on DVD? on: February 15, 2005, 12:59:23 AM
4549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Welcome to Klamath Falls, see the sights and kill yourself on: February 15, 2005, 12:58:18 AM
and what's lame, he's from Sacramento.  First we have the nut job hanging soldiers in effigy, now this.   I need to move Tongue  Simon, here i come!
4550  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Naednek's Valentine's Sale on: February 15, 2005, 12:45:27 AM
no, they come with manuals and jewel cases, no boxes
4551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / @#$%&@#$% Freaking ATI! I want my HL2 as promised! on: February 15, 2005, 12:40:29 AM

really, steam is great, but I'm sure you will find a problem with it smile
4552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battle for Middle Earth on: February 15, 2005, 12:39:22 AM
I beat the game a few weeks ago, simply one of the best RTS games that came out this year.  Then again, not many RTS games came out this year biggrin
4553  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Naednek's Valentine's Sale on: February 14, 2005, 01:49:36 PM
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault                           $25
Tiger Woods 2005                                             $15
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth             $25
Warcraft III + The Frozen Throne                         $20
Chaos League                                                   $20

Sale lasts till Wednesday.  Shipping $5.00 for 1st game, $1.00 additional game
4554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A little trick for the online movie renters out there on: February 13, 2005, 11:43:06 PM
so basically it's wrong for someone to screw you, but it's ok to screw the company?

4555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / @#$%&@#$% Freaking ATI! I want my HL2 as promised! on: February 12, 2005, 06:06:45 AM
and you could have just downloaded it, and would be your within in your hands in 6 hours Tongue
4556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EB Games Trade 3 Get 1, what a rip! on: February 12, 2005, 01:22:13 AM
that's why I ebay mine.  I typically get $30 out of my games, depending on how new\popular they are
4557  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Why the Philadelphia Eagles will win the Super Bowl on: February 11, 2005, 12:28:41 AM
Quote from: "Default"
Quote from: "naednek"

Yes it was a winnable game, and yes players on the Eagles team were making excuses.  Ask Freddie Mitchell and Fraley

If that's what you need to think to get through the day...<shrug>

Please tell me, what does Fraley telling the media that McNabb was sick during the 4th qtr mean then?  Especially now that McNabb has already said he wasn't sick.

Please tell me why was Freddie the Big Mouth Mitchell telling the media that he had to pick some of the plays because McNabb was so sick.  

Please, read that article, then get back to me.

They're called excuses.
4558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 02/09/05 HOLY CRAP!!! on: February 10, 2005, 06:11:19 AM
wow, i thought this was one of the better ones.  That means next week will be slow.  This show has terrible pacing, and the reruns doesn't help it either.

This show unlike last nights 24, is unpredictable.  I had no idea Charlie was going go postal on the guy.
4559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Why the Philadelphia Eagles will win the Super Bowl on: February 10, 2005, 02:57:40 AM
Quote from: "Default"
Hey Scott,
   Why didn't Reid pull  Donovan?
  Nobody wants to see Koy Detmer play.:lol:

Quote from: "naednek"
I don't buy the sick excuse.  Just another excuse.  Reid already stated why they didn't go in hurry up mode, he thought Mcnabb was too anxious/excited, and wanted him to calm down.  The thing is, he was that way all game, he should have made some sort of adjustment way earlier in the game.

Eagles lost fair and square.

This is not grasping for excuses.
Eagles fans analyze what went wrong, and try and guess how Reid and co will address the problems. That's the great thing about Lurie as opposed to Braman. He'll spend the money, Reid will pick the players, and, based on the past six years, the team will be stronger next year.
This team doesn't make up excuses as to why they lost.

Yes, the Eagles lost the Super Bowl.

By three points.

I'd say that was a winnable game. biggrin

Yes it was a winnable game, and yes players on the Eagles team were making excuses.  Ask Freddie Mitchell and Fraley
4560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Why the Philadelphia Eagles will win the Super Bowl on: February 10, 2005, 02:55:28 AM
And like I said, he wasn't sick.  Even McNabb admits it

"Mo, I wasn't sick and no, I didn't throw up.  I was tired a little bit but we scored on that drive, and that's the main thing".
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