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1841  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 12/07/04 on: December 08, 2004, 01:15:12 AM
Quote from: "walTer"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
What?!  No Species III??

Um it's out.

You REALLY want to see it?

Well, I would! The first one has perhaps the best sex scene I've ever seen, and the second has one that's very, very decent in the beginning. I'm curious how this one will fare biggrin
1842  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What should I do? (stolen money) on: December 07, 2004, 04:28:51 PM
Quote from: "Autistic Angel"
I really don't see anything wrong with how your friend acted (besides not keeping better track of his guns). As you can imagine it's vitally important not to lose your guns.

I can imagine no such thing -- I don't see one single word in the Second Amendment about people having to bear arms "responsibly" or "within reason."

Sorry, Wheelman, but I can see you and your liberal anti-gun policies coming from a mile away.  It's all a slippery slope: one minute you want to require gameoverman's friend to keep track of where he left his gun or try to find out who took it, next you'll be trying to imply that people who are going to be wildly irresponsible with their firearms shouldn't be allowed to have any...and then you'll try to ban guns altogether!  Nice try.

If the founding fathers thought it was vitally important that people not misplace or lose their guns, they would have written it into the Bill of Rights.  Therefore, it was clearly their intention was to preserve the right of people to lose track of their firearms.  For you to imply otherwise suggests that you think our founding fathers were dumb and that you hate America.  Why do you hate America so much, Wheelman?

-Autistic Angel


1843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Earthsea on: December 07, 2004, 03:42:09 AM
Mmmmm Kristin Kreuk...

Too bad I don't have SciFi here.
1844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which games will you pack away with your system? on: December 07, 2004, 03:28:06 AM
I'm a game collector. So I keep all the games that is bestowed the supreme honor of being "collect-izied" stay in my game collection, well, forever I suppose. I plan to display them when I get my own place.

As for the consoles, I only keep them long enough to play and beat the games I collect in their native format. Once beaten, they go into the collection, perhaps never to be played again. The consoles, I sell after all the games are beaten. This saves space.

If I get a urge to play any of those old games, I have my ways. *cough*
1845  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / 64 bit questions on: December 06, 2004, 11:04:44 PM
The 64-bitness of a processor doesn't mean anything. Everything that you run is 32-bit, so you're not using the 64-bit capabilities of the processor. It's just marketing, for now at least.

But why does it matter? The Athlon 64's are known to be the best processor for gaming, and it does indeed have a very good 32-bit mode. Forget 64-bit and get whatever you can afford.
1846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The games you've been playing on: December 06, 2004, 09:16:35 PM
I'm focusing solely on Mega Man Anniversary Collection. Finished Mega Man 1-4, now playing Mega Man 5 right now.
1847  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 06, 2004, 06:38:18 PM
BUMP! Can anyone do a sub-$200 computer now?
1848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What should I do? (stolen money) on: December 06, 2004, 05:55:03 PM
I'm 100% sure at least $40 is missing, and 100% sure I didn't spend it.

Basically my money in the wallet is split into two groups, 20's and 10's, 5's and 1's. When I looked, I found the 1's I thought I had, gone. But I'm not 100% that I spent it. But I know 100% that I have exactly 10 20's in there. Now there's only 8. That's $40.

Yes, that's alot to keep in my wallet, and yes I have a reason, and yes I'm going to "it's a long story" it. smile

I'm working to get a new room, so I'm thinking I'd wait until my move is certain, then chew his damn ass out. It won't make a difference then. And he owes me $20. He asked me if he could borrow $20, and as a nice guy, I lent him it. That's a month ago, and he never returned it. Then he asked me for another $20 again, and I just said "nah I don't have any". I guess that's what proimpted him to steal my money.
1849  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Back to nVidia I go... (6600 GT AGP) **Now with impressions* on: December 06, 2004, 02:06:45 AM
I went with whatever is best on the market at the time. I have no loyalty to a brand or another. First it's the TNT2, then GeForce 2 GTS, then the 9700 Pro. If I'm getting a new card right now, it would be the 6600 GT.
1850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What should I do? (stolen money) on: December 06, 2004, 12:06:57 AM
It's probably obvious on what I should do, but I'm still not sure... What happened was this morning I got up, and found the drawer that I keep my wallet and keys in ajar a bit. I always close the drawer. So I took my wallet out, counted the money and found at least $40 missing. I said at least because I think I remember that I have some $1's in there, but I'm not sure, so I don't count those. But I know I'm missing two $20's. And then I found my room's door to be unlocked. My and my roommate's sleeping pattern is pactically the opposite, so last night I went to bed about 2 AM. He probably came in and went to bed at 5 or 6 AM, so it had to be him that unlocked the door.

(the door auto-locks unless you turn the lock in the inside side - basically if you left it locked, you can open it from the inside, but need a key to open it from the outside. If you turn the lock, it's openable from both sides, so it had to be deliberately done)

Now, I seriously suspect that my roommate was the one who took the money - he's the only one who knows where the wallet is, and nothing else was stolen. But I don't know for sure... Should I confront him and bluff a bit? Or what? I don't expect to get those money back, but I do expect this to stop. I'm looking into geting a new roommate, but in the meanwhile, it'd be nice if I get the money back. Threaten him? Report to someone? What would you do? I feel like reporting to someone is useless because I have no proof, and don't know 100% for sure who did it, since the damn door was left unlocked.
1851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hilarious. on: December 05, 2004, 03:56:50 AM

The Clinton one is worth scrolling through the whole thing.

1852  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT/S - Half-Life 2 on: December 02, 2004, 08:48:09 PM
Quote from: "Speaker2Animals"

It's in the Outbox not because it's not working, but because he hadn't read it. Once he reads it, it gets moved to the Sent box.

So read your PMs!!! smile

(sorry, just lurked into here, and wanted to clarify smile )
1853  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 02, 2004, 04:00:15 PM
Yeah, but he wants a CD burner. Yeah I could swap the drive with his old drive, and format, but knowing things like that, something'll probably go wrong. Old components that I can't find drivers for, things breaking with a non-Gateway Windows, and who knows what else. He lost all the CDs that came with the computer, so I can't just do a restore.

Better to build a new one, especially if it's just $200.
1854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 Shortage: Grrrr..... on: December 02, 2004, 06:32:24 AM
I love my slim PS2, it's so cool. Totally worth the $50 I paid for it biggrin
1855  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Pentium Processor 'E' designation? on: December 01, 2004, 07:53:04 PM
I think it means that P4 is a Prescott.
1856  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 01, 2004, 03:22:59 AM
Awww damn.

Guess because of the fluctuating prices I should not bother until the moment I'm going to order, then ask again, people like Zarkon are obviously much more proficient at this than I am biggrin

(this is for my father BTW, who only uses his computer to surf the net, IM and email. He currently has an ancient 450 MHz Gateway. He uses IE, has no firewall, and has absolutely no anti-virus or anti-adware software. You can imagine.  :shock: )
1857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GBA] Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls on: December 01, 2004, 03:15:35 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "Raven VII"
I have FF: Origins for PS1. It's fun classic gaming. Although do beware of the strange levelling system in FF 2. It's a good game, but not my favorite FF.

The preview of this I read in GMR said that Square "fixed" the problems with FF2.

Look, I even found a link!  Memory, you've really outdone yourself today. biggrin

Quote from GMR
Final Fantasy II, though, has been rebuilt from scratch—and the results are fantastic. The second Final Fantasy uses a "no experience" system in which party members improve through in-battle actions: Attacking with heavy weapons builds strength, casting spells improves magic power, and so on. Unfortunately, every previous version has been insanely unbalanced against the player, requiring hundreds of extra random battles just to survive. Though the "no experience" system is intact, the nuts-and-bolts implementation is completely different. This version of Final Fantasy II is the first one to be actually playable, and that's reason enough to celebrate.

Yeah the levelling system is out of whack. But I didn't fight hundreds of battles; I used the select, un-select, select, repeat to level all my weapons up. One whole level per battle. I was insanely overpowered when I entered the first dungeon.
1858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GBA] Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls on: December 01, 2004, 01:15:41 AM
I have FF: Origins for PS1. It's fun classic gaming. Although do beware of the strange levelling system in FF 2. It's a good game, but not my favorite FF.
1859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Chernobyl Travels? on: November 30, 2004, 01:07:25 AM
I heard the whole thing is a fake - she didn't even go into Chernobyl.
1860  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Gamecube games (brand new) on: November 29, 2004, 09:47:48 PM
Hey, I'm interested in Eternal Darkness. Please see my thread and see if you want any games on there. If not, let me know how much you want for it.
1861  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS on: November 29, 2004, 08:43:04 PM
I bet this is just a Virtual Boy to them - an experiment with something different, just for the hell of it. I think that a bit after the PSP launches, they'll release the true successor to the GBA, and own the PSP.
1862  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: November 29, 2004, 07:13:10 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"

That's simply fucking brilliant. You, sir, rock my world.
1863  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: November 29, 2004, 06:22:46 PM
Can you build a computer for $200 at It doesn't matter how crappy the components are, even an integrated graphics motherboard would be great. The only requirement is that it have a CD burner.

Let's see what you guys come up with!
1864  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help with processor on: November 27, 2004, 05:39:35 PM
You do know that the '3200' in Athlon XP 3200 doesn't stand for it's MHz, but for it's performance as compared to a P4... right?
1865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about Gateway computer in Best Buy Black Friday ad on: November 25, 2004, 11:29:39 PM
Damn you Alienware... Let me trumpet

TOP quality, even better than Alienware. And largely ignored for some bizarre reason. Too expensive? Have a look at their Talon line!
1866  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Some games (and a couple programs) FS/FT on: November 24, 2004, 11:45:41 PM
Console games: All in near-perfect condition, with manuals and jewel cases.

Bushido Blade
Tekken 2
Tekken 3

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Sonic Adventure
Soul Calibur

PC games: Games not in as good condition as the console games. What I have will be noted next to the game titles:

Alpha Centauri: Game box, jewel case and manual.
Baldies: Jewel case (broken hinge).
Blood Omen Legacy of Kain: Game box, manual and jewel case.
Duke Nukem 3D: Game box, manual and jewel case (jewel case has a missing hinge).
Mafia: CDs only; no box or manual.
Serious Sam: Jewel case and manual
Star Wars Dark Forces: Game box, jewel case and manual.
The Sims: Jewel case only
Ultima Online Renaissance: Game box, manual and jewel case.


Macromedia Flash 5: Box, jewel case and all the documentation.
Paint Shop Pro: Jewel case only.
Simply 3D: jewel case only.

I'm willing to sell or trade anything on there. I'm interested in vintage games in the Mega Man series, Metroid series and Castlevania series, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, games in the Resident Evil series. As for newer stuff, let me know what you have for the PS2 and Gamecube, and we could work out a deal. As for cash, let me know what you want and I'll give you my price - totally negotiable!
1867  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Video card Question on: November 24, 2004, 07:59:04 PM
IIRC, the X800 SE is a crippled version of the X800, made only for Dell.
1868  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help me with my upgrades! (Moving to SFF) on: November 23, 2004, 06:53:58 AM
One more question... the 3.0 GHz P4 is $180, while the 3.2 GHz P4 is $215. Is it worth $35 to move from 3.0 to 3.2? (both are socket 775 Prescotts).
1869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox Next on: November 23, 2004, 04:27:42 AM
Quote from: "Raintitan"
The world needs a PC that can browse the web, handle email, and play games easily. Something that is as reliable as a TV, refrigerator or gaming console.

This has already been done. And on the market today.
1870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [CG] Ad Banners on: November 23, 2004, 04:17:43 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I'm working on those as well Tebunker.  If I could get a steady stream of those I'd go games-only and never look back.  Its hard to put us and Penny Arcade in the same boat though. smile  

I'll look into the scrolling to the side thing, those ads shouldn't have broken that.  As for donating to the site, I've got a paypal account setup with the email address [email protected] for that sort of thing if you are inclined.  smile

The scrolling isn't an "problem" with the ad per se, simply that the CG logo and the ad side-by-side is wider than my window, and that forces the whole page to be as wide, thus scrolling. A simple fix would be to move the ad under the logo, or modify the logo to make it a bit smaller.
1871  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Video card Question on: November 23, 2004, 02:46:20 AM
I recommend the 6600 GT if you're upgrading. It's $200 (a bit more for AGP), and delivers a great bang for the buck.
1872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Want to buy a piece of Acclaim? on: November 23, 2004, 02:41:48 AM
Hey, I'm not savvy on those kinda stuff, but I do plan on taking advantage of this if I can... how do you know how cheap they're going to sell them for? Is it like, you sit in a audience, and bid, and hope it stays down? If that's so, wouldn't that take forever for every one little thing? Or are they going to sell them in loads for thousands of dollars to people who have alots of money?
1873  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [CG] Ad Banners on: November 23, 2004, 02:13:21 AM
I don't mind the ads at all, but can you reposition it a bit maybe? Or make the CG logo on the top a weensy teensy smaller? I have my browser window at 800x600 (I multi-task alot, and it's nice to have space on the desktop for other windows), and that ad cause me to have to scroll sideways, which I loathe.
1874  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help me with my upgrades! (Moving to SFF) on: November 22, 2004, 07:35:19 PM
I have:

P4 2.66 GHz 533 MHz FSB
512 MB DDR2100
80 GB Seagate SATA HD 7200 RPM
9700 Pro
52x48x52x CD-RW

What should I upgrade? I'm thinking:

upgrade to Athlon 64 3200+ (seems like a good sweet-spot CPU, $150 at newegg... I've been out of the loop for a while, so if there's a even better bargain bang for the buck, let me know, I don't really care whether it's a Intel or an AMD)

A GF 6600 GT (AGP if I go with AMD, PCI-e if I go with Intel), $200 at newegg, seems like an sweet deal for a great performer... but is it worth the upgrade from the 9700 Pro?)

either 512 MB or 1 GB of DDR3200 RAM (I think my 266 MHz DDR stick is/will be a bottleneck).

Also, what SFF case do you recommend? I like either the Shuttle XPC cases or the Soltek Qbic cases. I want one that looks nice, have a cover for the drives and stuff. USB and firewire on the front would be nice too, but not necessary.
1875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I just played a Nintendo DS on: November 22, 2004, 05:49:22 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Hmm...for only the second time in my life I am not excited about a new console release. I had a chance to pick one up at Best Buy on Saturday and passed it right on by. That is the only second time in my life I have ever passed up a chance to buy a console on the first day it was available, the other time was the Atari Jaguar. I even got a 3DO for christs sake!

The Nintendo DS just seems....rushed. The launch lineup is really not impressive at all. The only game I am even remotely interested in is the new Super Mario Bros game, but that won't be out until late 2005.

I honestly think the Sony PSP looks much more impressive.

Just my 2 cents.

Forget the 3DO, you even got the Philips CD-I? Or the infamous N-Gage? :shock:

EDIT: sorry, I'm just messing around to see how the "edited by..." below the post works.  :lol:
1876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Want to buy a piece of Acclaim? on: November 22, 2004, 06:15:51 AM
Quote from: "olaf"
Quote from: "Raven VII"

They have Apple XServes and Apple laptops...

All of a sudden, their collapse makes more sense.


*Cuts the troll's head off* You ain't getting me with THAT troll.

1877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Third Person Shooter Advice on: November 22, 2004, 03:51:58 AM
Yeah it's pretty much run 'n' gun, infused with a cool noir story. There's some jumping, not that much though. It contols like a FPS, just in third person. I'm sure you get the idea. I have no idea how well it controls on consoles however. I suggest you to go read some reviews for more detailed information.

EDIT: Well, what do you know, our very own Console Gold has a review here.
1878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Third Person Shooter Advice on: November 22, 2004, 03:22:50 AM
Definitely Max Payne 2. That game was awesome when I played the demo (on the PC).
1879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Want to buy a piece of Acclaim? on: November 22, 2004, 03:08:07 AM
I live only minutes from there!

They have Apple XServes and Apple laptops... How much do they typically charge for those kinds of stuff at a company closage? Cuz if they're real cheap, I'd buy several, keep one of each and sell the rest on eBay! biggrin
1880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Miss Digital World contest on: November 22, 2004, 01:13:22 AM
I just got a page not found error.
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