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4521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 2k6 on: August 13, 2005, 06:37:13 AM
well said Agt_Fox. Most people who bash Madden is because they have some hatred of EA.  They don't admit it, they roll back on "oh, there's nothing new on EA, it's practically the same game"  Well you can say the same thing about the ESPN series and any other Football series out there.  You rarely see a huge revolution of any sports game from one year to the next.  One major reason is the engine.  Sports games in general will typically use the same engine for 2-3 years before starting from scratch.  This is mainly because they don't have time to make new engines every year after year.  They don't have the luxury of other non sport devolpers who can take 2-3 years to make a new engine.  
Think about it for a while, I doubt you can name more than 3 non-games/franchises that releases a sequel every year.  

ESPN has many good things about it, mostly on the presentation side, while Madden has many good things about it as well, mainly on the gameplay.  I think next year, there will be a major step ahead for the franchise since they will now have the proper time to add in the ESPN and NFL licenses.  Not only that, they have the Xbox 360 now.  More options are now available to them.
4522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone Get Madden 2006 for DS? on: August 10, 2005, 04:49:49 AM
moving to sports forum
4523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 2k6 on: August 10, 2005, 04:48:56 AM
Quote from: "Nick Bean"
naednek I am going to have to disagree with you big time on this one. Although EA has certain way of putting out the same game over and over, Fight Night and Tiger Woods are amazing. People knock Madden because there have been better football games on the market since QB Club on the N64. When the 2K series started on Dreamcast, the fellas at EA really started looking stupid. Madden has been riding on its name for 10 years (97-06). People don't love the game, they love the name and guys on the cover. I did however buy Madden because those bastards gave me no other choice. I wish Visual Concepts would sign back on with EA and take the best from both games and turn Madden back in to the football Juggernaut it once was.

If you could combine ESPN and Madden then that would make a perfect football game.  ESPN was great for the atmosphere, Madden was great for gameplay.

I loved ESPN 2K4 over Madden 2k4.  ESPN 2K5 was purty, but it didn't play a good game of football, like the previous year.

So, I'm not incredibly biased, I've followed and played more of the Madden series than any other football games.  But to say nothing has changed from the previous years is a bit rediculous.  EA has always added  new features that changes the game from the previous year.  Madden isn't perfect, but overall it does a good job.
4524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 2k6 on: August 09, 2005, 12:53:45 PM
don't see how a "8.2" is considered blowing it.  As they have said many times before, next years version will have the changeover.  They were already too far into development when they acquired the NFL rights.  They added some stuff to this years, but next year you should see more of a change, with new NFL exclusive stuff, and the ESPN brand.

People bash Madden just for the sake of bashing, because it's made by EA.  Try the game before knocking it or praising it (yes I can take my own advice Tongue )
4525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 2k6 on: August 06, 2005, 05:59:27 AM
and we all know how crappy IGN is
4526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 2k6 on: August 06, 2005, 02:43:17 AM
I can't wait for this game.  Last years was great, and this looks even better with the new features they've added.
4527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Espn Primetime 2002 Screens on: August 06, 2005, 02:41:55 AM
OMG a Sports game in a PC gaming Forum.  This Can't Be!!!

Moving to the Sports Forum...
4528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 26, 2005, 04:45:36 AM

Used Car Ad
Published on March 23, 2001

Thanks to Paul Lerman for forwarding this supposedly real advertisement from an Irish newspaper:

1985 Blue Volkswagen Golf
Only 15 km
Only first gear and reverse used
Never driven hard
Original tires
Original brakes
Original fuel and oil
Only 1 driver
Owner wishing to sell due to employment lay-off
4529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Buy giving out free Burnout Revenge demo disks today! on: July 26, 2005, 12:16:25 AM
they're giving away desks?  

4530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movie] Stealth on: July 14, 2005, 12:03:31 AM
Movie looks terrible.  Plus they showed way too much in the trailer, you pretty much saw everything you needed to see Tongue

However that ring of fire looked awesome
4531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fantastic 4 Movie on: July 13, 2005, 04:41:05 AM
just got back from watching it, it was actually pretty good.  Didn't think it would be.
4532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dream Stripper **NSFW** on: July 13, 2005, 12:13:17 AM
I figured the title alone would be a dead give away for NFSW, but I'll do it anyways
4533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / BF2 - get your rankings as a sig! on: June 28, 2005, 04:02:42 AM
do you have to update the sig yourself or does the change of rank show up automatically?
4534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / BF2 - get your rankings as a sig! on: June 27, 2005, 10:25:52 PM
how come it's not showing anything but the box?
4535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone get BF2 yet? on: June 22, 2005, 12:50:35 PM
I doubt the performance will change compared to the demo.  Unless the demo was pre-gold status.
4536  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Best Battlefield 2 deal? on: June 21, 2005, 01:17:18 AM
i thought ebgames doesn't price match any longer
4537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN Battlefield 2 Review... on: June 21, 2005, 01:08:49 AM
Who plays CTF.  

this sums it up perfectly
[17:38] Orpheo: heh
[17:38] Orpheo: they dumped deathmatch, etc
[17:38] Orpheo: and ctf
[17:38] Orpheo: good for them, nobody ever played that shit
[17:39] gellar|bidnez: BF had those?

And why you need a coop mode?  Maybe I'm understanding what you mean, but isn't this game basically coop, meaning you can team up with your friends and kill AI enemies or player controlled enemies
4538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 18, 2005, 12:21:34 AM
and btw, I stole the pic from Gellar biggrin

Look where the rotar is at.  Right above the man junk.  That jack doesn't look to stable, and man he's gonna get castrated if it falls
4539  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 18, 2005, 12:17:03 AM
+1 to Warning
+2 for Shifter

both are excellent
4540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Madden going to NBC in 2006 on: June 16, 2005, 11:25:16 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Quote from: "Toe"
incoherent ramblings

That is really all that needs to be said.

i can't stand his clay face self....

So that's why you refuse to admit that 2005 Madden was better than ESPN 2005.  You don't hate the game, you hate madden
4541  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Guild Wars for trade on: June 16, 2005, 11:22:25 PM
I'm also selling mine.  Hurry before I ebay it.
4542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Madden going to NBC in 2006 on: June 16, 2005, 01:18:19 AM
the bad thing about this deal, we're probably gonna have to deal with the kiss asses from espn  --- Theisman and co.

Why did you leave Madden, Why!!!~
4543  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Games for Sale on: June 15, 2005, 03:13:22 AM
Advent Rising is sold as well
4544  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Games for Sale on: June 15, 2005, 12:22:51 AM
I'm also adding Advent Rising for the Xbox for $30 shipped.  (barely played comes with box and manual
4545  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Games for Sale on: June 14, 2005, 04:28:32 AM
Guild Wars  $30 shipped
Jade Empire $30 shipped  **sold**

Both comes with box and manual and are in great used condition

pm or email me if interested.  I won't have access till tomorrow evening.  First come first serve
4546  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: June 07, 2005, 12:04:52 AM
+1 to mikeg.  extremely quick
4547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 - What do we know? on: June 06, 2005, 11:58:28 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Rumors are that the demo drops on Friday...for Gamespot Complete members only (I'm one, so this doesn't piss me off...but I'm sure it will many others).

The demo will go live on Saturday for the rest...remember, this is only rumor at this point.

finally after being a complete member, something pays off.
4548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 05, 2005, 11:10:39 PM
4549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Catching up - The Shield on: June 03, 2005, 11:46:39 PM
The Shield is great.  24 can be great at times, but doesn't come close to The Shield.  

Seasons 1-3 are great, I like season 2 the best.  Season 4 is a lot different feeling than the rest, but I think it's the weakest of the 4.  

Tell me when you get to the cat episode.  I won't say anything else.
4550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is there any chance at all that Batman Begins won't suck? on: June 03, 2005, 11:40:23 PM
I bet the main reason they are not showing much of the game, is because the film isn't out, and they want to avoid spoilers (assuming the game follows the movie)
4551  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Advent Rising Xbox for sale on: June 03, 2005, 12:01:46 AM
4552  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Avent Rising on: June 01, 2005, 12:15:04 AM
I called Fry's today and they told me it will be on sale for $34.95.

Great deal
4553  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Avent Rising on: May 30, 2005, 10:55:02 PM
ya it's working now for me.  It wasn't earlier.

Thanks for getting the link for me.

Anyways, pretty good deal
4554  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Avent Rising on: May 30, 2005, 05:31:43 PM
I received an email from with their upcoming sales that last to June 2nd.  They have Advent Rising on sale for $37.99

Unfortunately their site is having problems.  I'll post a direct link once it's back up and working.
4555  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *SOLD* I'm broke. Selling my PSP w/HS Golf & FIFA Socce on: May 25, 2005, 04:23:31 AM
per the trading guidelines, you will need to list the price
4556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Advent Rising Trailer on: May 24, 2005, 11:58:41 PM
Quote from: "Temjin"
The new logitech gamepads are almost identical to the PS2 dualshock controllers, so the difference is minimal.  I didn't have any problems with Psychonauts on the PC.

I will never use that gamepad again.  They have a known issue where the left analog stick goes out of calibration.  The only way to solve it is to replug it in, only for it to happen 20 mins later.  I used to use that for Madden/NBA Live and many other people have had the same issues.  Even logitech acknoledges it.
4557  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / El-Producto's Moving Sale (Prices Added) on: May 24, 2005, 12:39:00 AM
Quote from: "warning"
Leaving Senor El-Producto's sale thread for a moment...

Quote from: "naednek"
i always thought it was an option.

If I remember correctly it was not an option to post prices at GoneGold.  I'm not sure why other than they wanted it to basically be a trading site.  Sales were tolerated but not necessarily encouraged.

Here we want people to post prices.  We want any sales arranged via this site to be relatively straightforward.  We do not want people to encourage "bidding" on items so we do not allow "best offer" sales.  Obviously people can lower their prices if something doesn't sell.

As long as people keep sending me the kickbacks I'm happy.   :lol:   (kidding!)

And now back to our regularly scheduled sale thread by El-Producto!

No, I mean here.
4558  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / El-Producto's Moving Sale (Prices Added) on: May 23, 2005, 04:15:55 AM
i always thought it was an option.
4559  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / For Sale SWAT 4 on: May 21, 2005, 04:54:52 AM
take that back, i just received the money via paypal.

It's sold
4560  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / For Sale SWAT 4 on: May 21, 2005, 04:53:35 AM
awaiting confirmation, if he changes mind, you're next
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