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1041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 13/Oct/06 on: October 14, 2006, 12:30:43 AM
Sounds good I'll be on gotta get my BSG first though. nod
1042  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phantasy Star Universe on: October 13, 2006, 11:09:53 PM
I'm downloading this now too.
1043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Online Service - more details on: October 13, 2006, 10:36:32 PM

Quote from: AgtFox on October 13, 2006, 10:22:30 PM

The one thing people tend to forget when the free PS3 online vs. $50 Xbox 360 online component debate is brought up:  Sony will have the developers/publishers setting up and running the servers (and taking possible monthly fees to keep said servers up, MMO or not) that the game plays off of.  Microsoft sets up and runs the servers all the games run off of through Live.  If Sony were to take everything internally like Microsoft has with its online component, then the free vs. $50 debate can actually be fought.

I added that bold because it seems to get lost in the translation that the developer/publisher has every right to ask for a monthly fee to keep online going for a particular game on the PS3.  It probably won't happen with big publishers until it becomes obvious that the loss of money to continually run the servers far outweighs everything else.

Also alot of the games you could play online with the ps2 for free were laggy as hell.
1044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 13/Oct/06 on: October 13, 2006, 10:24:14 PM
you guys playing Graw tonight I'm in.
1045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii preorder = 10/13! on: October 13, 2006, 02:06:32 AM

Quote from: Destructor on October 12, 2006, 11:01:26 PM

And I have a rough guess as to the number of units available for the Wii preorder:

My store (one of many here in Arizona) got in 8 (well, 6, as 2 were held for employees) PS3 units.

They're getting in 14 Wii units. Now, this number might be 16 (based on how employees could hold 2), but I can't confirm that. I do know how many units they'll have though.

So...this might mean that since my store was a low PS3 store, the 14/16 units is the low number for the Wii. The high number might be twice that (like the PS3 was), but I don't know for sure.

I do know that 14 is the magic number though for my place.

See you all in line tomorrow. I just don't know how early I'll go.

EDIT: From my friend across the country, apparently they outright told my friend (which they aren't supposed to do) they're getting 36 Wii consoles. They don't have many EB/Gamestops in the area though, so that looks to be the high number.

Hey destructor you live in Arizona?
1046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k - Dark Crusade Impressions and Thoughts on: October 12, 2006, 02:58:01 AM

Quote from: Calvin on October 12, 2006, 02:49:01 AM

Anybody have any leads on whether this is going to be on sale at any of the major retailers this weekend?

It's on sale at Fry's electronics for $24.99 starting tomorrow bet it extends thru the weekend.
1047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 11, 2006, 11:57:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 11, 2006, 01:56:19 PM

Are there any big blu-ray movies being released alongside the PS3?  After all the hooplah about the PS3 being a great value because of the blu-ray player, and everything Sony has riding on the format, you'd think they'd want to have a giant pile of eye-candy movies released on the same day.

I'm not sure what those movies would be, but X-men I-III, Spiderman I-II, Star Wars I-VI, and all Pixar movies would be a good start.

Especially the Pixar movies, I can hardly imagine how good an entirely digital movie would look.  Stick a PS3 showing blu-ray Finding Nemo or Cars in 1080p in every Best Buy and Walmart in the country and you might actually get people to agree that a $600 PS3 is a good deal.

have any of you guys seen the bluray players they have playing at some bestbuys on samsungs hdtvs I think they look like crap imo.
1048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii preorder = 10/13! on: October 11, 2006, 11:53:26 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 11, 2006, 01:42:28 PM

I'll get one after Christmas.

I'm with you nothing on their launch lists is a must play for me.
1049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 11, 2006, 01:48:45 AM

Quote from: Hetz on October 11, 2006, 12:21:22 AM

Quote from: pingwrx on October 10, 2006, 11:05:30 PM

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 07:54:43 PM

Quote from: TC Weidner on October 10, 2006, 07:04:37 PM

I'm still waiting on which of the new gen will have that killer game I just have to have. 360 has some nice stuff but nothing I HAVE to play.

Personally I think PS2 is gonna hurt PS3 big time this xmas. I mean with all these great games coming out now for the PS2 it sort of takes the edge of the need for ps3 now.  Personally I am really looking forward to Bully next week, and Guitar Hero 2 on the 7th.

The older I get the more I realize also, that when it comes to games, whats the rush?

Yeah, but you can play all those games on the PS3 as well....in 1080p!   icon_biggrin

Yea thats all and good but how many people have 1080p enabled tvs about 0.5% of the population of hdtv owners?

All of this years and future models will have it. Mine has it. It's 1080p native.

The Sony KDS 60A-2000: http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=G0HScDClDETSJXWJI8rYe3-o9uiaYLz5c08=?ProductSKU=KDS60A2000&Dept=tvvideo&CategoryName=hid_tv_newbravia

Oh and here is something funny....a guy put his preorder up on EBAY for $8,000 :icon_eek:, but forgot to blackout his name and phone #.....yikes.



 icon_lol

mine has it too heres my tv
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?ProductSKU=KDSR60XBR2&Dept=tvvideo&CategoryName=tv_ProjectionTVs_RearProjection_55to80TVs

but I wonder how many people that have hdtvs here on this forum have 1080p?
1050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k - Dark Crusade Impressions and Thoughts on: October 10, 2006, 11:51:14 PM
you have all the races available for single player skirmish.
1051  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k - Dark Crusade Impressions and Thoughts on: October 10, 2006, 11:29:25 PM

Quote from: Goldchamp on October 10, 2006, 10:25:19 PM

Right , but you do not need any of those to play the expansion. But I do understand what you are saying.

You only need the first two if you want to use the other races in multiplayer.
1052  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 10, 2006, 11:05:30 PM

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 07:54:43 PM

Quote from: TC Weidner on October 10, 2006, 07:04:37 PM

I'm still waiting on which of the new gen will have that killer game I just have to have. 360 has some nice stuff but nothing I HAVE to play.

Personally I think PS2 is gonna hurt PS3 big time this xmas. I mean with all these great games coming out now for the PS2 it sort of takes the edge of the need for ps3 now.  Personally I am really looking forward to Bully next week, and Guitar Hero 2 on the 7th.

The older I get the more I realize also, that when it comes to games, whats the rush?

Yeah, but you can play all those games on the PS3 as well....in 1080p!   icon_biggrin

Yea thats all and good but how many people have 1080p enabled tvs about 0.5% of the population of hdtv owners?
1053  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k - Dark Crusade Impressions and Thoughts on: October 10, 2006, 08:38:17 PM
I picked this up at bestbuy at lunch can't beat the price still have 2 hours of work though uggh.  icon_cry
1054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My townhome was broken into this morning. 360 and other items stolen. on: October 09, 2006, 10:55:37 PM

Quote from: Kobra on October 09, 2006, 09:48:45 PM

I don't have any trouble using deadly force if it was needed, and violating a mans house is grounds for that IMO.  You never know their "Intent" so how can you honestly predict things?

I wonder how many of you would wait to find out the intruders intent if your wife and kids were in the house at the time?  Me I would straight shoot them ask questions later.
1055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Crusade Demo! on: October 09, 2006, 10:25:30 PM
how about store 246 or 787?
1056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Whatcha playing this weekend? (Oct 6.7.8) on: October 06, 2006, 11:55:03 PM
coh
defcon
dawn of war
1057  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick, name a video-game franchise you dislike on: October 04, 2006, 10:19:06 PM
hate the Zelda games only one I ever liked was the original on the nes.
1058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/2) on: October 02, 2006, 10:24:31 PM
Nothing waiting on the Star Trek game for the 360.
1059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Paraworld Impressions on: September 30, 2006, 04:09:32 AM
I picked this up on the way home could'nt resist the price my sons have been playing for a couple of hours I'll give it a go when they go to sleep.
1060  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 29/Sep/06 on: September 30, 2006, 02:44:47 AM
Try to get in some coh multi and some nba2k7.
1061  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 29, 2006, 10:22:50 PM
I"ll be on and off all weekend between the asu and cardinals football games.
1062  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone game on a 23" HDTV? on: September 29, 2006, 12:39:35 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 28, 2006, 10:33:45 PM

Follow the advice of jblank and others here. Waiting another 30 days is much better than regretting your purchase 6 months from now. I'm Mister Instant Gratification, but I FORCED myself to postpone my purchase until I could afford the Sony SuperFine Pitch HDTV (the last run of their finest CRT models). It was a hellish wait, but I'm pleased with the results.

Quote
Just remember that on an HDTV, regular tv actually looks worse than on a standard-def set.  So if you have cable but it isn't digital with HD delivery, watching regular tv will be a bit disappointing.

This is absolutely true. Regular TV and cable take a significant hit on an HDTV set. Even DVDs tend to look somewhat worse. The flaws are much more easily seen.

but when you watch a hdtv broadcast especially sports its worth spending the money to get a quality set. btw I use an hd 30 inch sony widescreen crt set for my 360 gaming love it.
1063  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Paraworld Impressions on: September 28, 2006, 10:28:32 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 28, 2006, 09:10:52 PM

Impressions finally..  Although my time ingame is very limited so far, only 1 part of Campaign, and 1 skirmish map.

Fantastic engine.
Great Graphics
Music is fantastic.
Lotsa maps, some are huge!
3 Playable races, 2 non-playable (expansion?)  Each plays entirely different!
Strong Tutorial
Huge amount of units, upgrades, tactics.

The bad:
Crappy manual, 25 pages of garbage.  Black and white.
DVD is REQUIRED to be in the drive throughout play!  A really lame move that screws over people that play on the lan in the home.
Can't find a way to turn down or off the HDR..

I have to tweak settings, as the sounds seem subdued, while the music overshadows it.  I suspect this is adjustable.  One thing I really like is the new Race (Dragons) is a heavy steath, trap, sneak and range race. You can order your units to "Bury" themselves so they become invisible, and can make surprise flank attacks - FANTASTIC!

So far, I am overwhelmingly positive about the game, the DVD being required in the drive is really really weak move on the part of the publisher, and will result in people rapidly seeking nocd's to enjoy the game without the CD.  Thats my only major complaint at this point, but it is still early in the game.

More impressions later.

damn burying just like the zerg in starcraft now I gotta track me down a copy how do I explain it to the wife when I just got coh lol. Roll Eyes
1064  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA 2K7 vs Live 07 on: September 26, 2006, 07:08:16 AM
nba2k7 xbox360
1065  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defcon preorders have started on Steam $9.95 on: September 26, 2006, 02:34:16 AM
preordered today ready for some destruction and mayhem.
1066  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick! DAZZLE me into buying a 360. on: September 25, 2006, 11:17:37 PM
your kids will love it and Halo 2 is bc my kids are on it constantly.
1067  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 25, 2006, 10:23:30 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 25, 2006, 08:08:43 PM

Quick question...and I'm not meaning to go off-topic here, but a couple of folks in this thread have compared this to BFME2.  I tried the demo for BFME...and found it to be just another same-ole', same-ole' RTS.  I didn't really see any innovation between that and RON, or AOE or anything else.  What did I miss?

Actually thats kind of a bad comparison because in coh you can use cover and flanking the enviroment is totally destructable oh hes hiding in a house level it  taking cover behind bushes burn the bushes down with a flame thrower unit.
1068  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/25) on: September 25, 2006, 10:18:22 PM
Nba2k7 Xbox360 and I ordered Defcon.
1069  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 25, 2006, 02:06:56 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 25, 2006, 01:26:45 AM

I'm a bit late to the party.  I downloaded the demo from the PC Gamer disk.  It looks like a great, fun - if tactical - game.  I'm very tempted to buy it, even though I don't much like RTS games.  I tend to quickly lose interest in them (though I liked Medieval: Total War).  I only have two complaints.

1.  It's awfully fast.  I don't have the dexterity to keep up with it.  It's hard.  I've played the Carenten scenario through 3 times...and only on the last did I get the Medal (with 15 seconds to go).  Part of the problem is that my defenses were rather effective, which blocked the bridges.  People couldn't get around the burning tanks to attack me.  Then, of course, I get hit with the artillery...and things get very ugly at that point.

2.  The demo runs like a dog on my system (AMD 3.2, 1G RAM, X1800 Pro video card).  It's not so bad when the action happens, but the load times are horrendous...I'm talking minutes here.  Now, to be fair, the demo says it's not optimized.  But I'm wondering if those really do speed up on the real release. 

Now I'm not likely to spend $50 on this game, especially since I won't play it multiplayer.  The single player scenarios aren't worth $50 for what (or so I've read) is about 20 hours of gameplay.  But it has captured my imagination like few prior RTS games.

your specs are better than mine and I have no problems running the retail version you also know you can use the pause button?

amd xp 2500+
6600 gt
1 gig of ram
1070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heading off on a cruise today... on: September 23, 2006, 08:19:47 AM

Quote from: Arkon on September 22, 2006, 03:13:07 PM

If I ever go on a cruise I would want to do an alaskan cruise.

The wife and I went on an alaskan cruise back in june we did the inside strait we loved it highly recommended.
1071  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 22/Sep/06 on: September 22, 2006, 09:23:26 PM
Have to get rid of some black ants that are trying to take over my back yard after that coh and maybe try some multi.
1072  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Company of Heroes retail name list on: September 22, 2006, 09:11:16 PM
pingwrx
1073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 20, 2006, 01:43:48 AM
Still loving this game bet they come with an expansion in the future.
1074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/18) on: September 18, 2006, 10:37:27 PM
Nothing my backlog is huge nba games coming out next week anyways.
1075  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Do graphics matter that much? on: September 15, 2006, 10:58:18 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 15, 2006, 05:31:11 PM

Quote
The games will suck!  I can't see it.
Control is a gimmick! So was the second screen on a handheld
I'm lazy. It's too much work to actually move!  Uh?

It's too easy. The problem is that some people in here can only see one side of the Nintendo coin (Get it, coin! Threw that in for Mario!).

The games will suck:
The games won't suck, but will this version of Mario Kart make me want to spend $300 to play over the last 48 versions? Nintendo always goes back to the well. When Sony does it with the PSP it's a port. When MS does it with a sequel, it's just another Halo. When Nintendo does it, they've somehow magically captured the greatest point in anyones life and displayed it neatly on your SDTV...again.

Control is a gimmick:
When you look at the DS. REALLY look at it. 75% of the games could be done with one screen and no touch. I have the games, I've seen it.

Too much work:
Think about this for a minute. Could you, at least envision a time where you didn't want to flail around your living room to play a game? Could it get tiring at some point depending on the game?

I'm getting a Wii on DAY ONE but just like the DS, you really need to come to grips with the fact that it may not be the greatest thing ever placed on earth OR even the greatest video game system you can buy in 2006.


You got some really good points there and that controller if I want to work out I'll go to the gym could get old flipping and wailing to play a game.
1076  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LTTP - [360] Chromehounds .... you guys still playing? on: September 15, 2006, 10:40:05 PM
Still have my copy hurry up Arkon. icon_lol
1077  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii 250.00 In or Out on: September 15, 2006, 12:10:51 AM
Out for now none of those launch games intrest me but will pick one up when some more titles drop come on animal crossing2  Tongue
1078  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 12, 2006, 10:58:48 PM
Hey guys thanks for turning me on to this just did the tutorial this game is fantastic especially the sound hope we can get some mp action going looking like it will be fun.
1079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/11) on: September 12, 2006, 08:27:23 PM

Quote from: Calvin on September 12, 2006, 03:11:27 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 10:24:57 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 11, 2006, 10:23:30 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on September 11, 2006, 10:09:06 PM

Waiting on impressions for Company of heroes first.

Let me save you the trouble:

"OMFG IT ROX"

Thats about what everyone will be saying I think.  :slywink:
The two demos should have been more than enough to let people know how incredible this game is going to be.
Also there are demos.  I'm really looking fwd to it, and I don't even like RTS games.



Alright I picked this up on the way home from work it better rock. nod
1080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/11) on: September 11, 2006, 10:09:06 PM
Waiting on impressions for Company of heroes first.
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