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1881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I just played a Nintendo DS on: November 21, 2004, 05:15:34 AM
While I hesitate to call the dual screens "useless", it's not something I would want to go out and buy. But then again, the last portable I bought was a Game Boy Pocket. That's when I realized handhelds just aren't my thing. Thank god for the Game Boy Player. smile
1882  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Hey guys, help with my dilemma! on: November 21, 2004, 05:10:41 AM
I don't think they're expensive at all. I paid $30 for my PSU, $100 for my case, and $100 for my mobo. That adds up to... $230. Not much of a difference.

If I do decide to go ahead with this, I plan to spend about $500 plus whatever I can get from selling the unused components on the project. Basically, I have $500 to spend, and whether it goes to the PC, or to new games for the consoles, DVDs, etc, is the question.
1883  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Hey guys, help with my dilemma! on: November 21, 2004, 02:43:56 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Why? The only difference it will bring is size. And it will cost a fortune so if you have a working tower why bother?


If you read my post, you'll know. The tower is big, heavy and unwieldy. I can't bring it back and forth between home and college, and I don't have room in the car for the tower. So I basically only get to use it 4-5 months out of the entire year. Right now it's sitting at home, collecting dust until my Christmas break when I'm bringing home my monitor. (It's a LCD, and I can fold it flat, so it's about as small as a laptop once flattened. I love it).

Whether or not I should upgrade it isn't the question anyway; it's either I sell it/get rid of it, or downsize it.
1884  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Hey guys, help with my dilemma! on: November 21, 2004, 01:56:59 AM
I have a PC tower, right? Well, I don't use it much. I do most of my gaming on consoles those days.

So I'm thinking of selling my PC. I've been doing all of my computer stuff (browsing, email, etc) on my Mac now.

HOWEVER, this season was a whammy of PC games that I want to play. Rome: Total War, HL2, WoW and more.

So I'm thinking of dumping the tower, and converting it to a Mini-PC so I can easily transport it between college and home. Problem is, it'll take money. Probably lots of it, since I'll probably be forced to upgrade much of my components, due to the many new architectures today (different CPU slots, different graphic card slots, different memory slots, etc). My dilemma is: is it worth it just for gaming? One side says NO, it's just games, just stick to consoles. The other side says HL2, HL2, HL2, HL2... biggrin

What do you guys think I should do? Any ideas how to do this cheaply?
1885  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2004, 12:44:48 AM
1886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2004, 12:38:51 AM
1887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counterstrike: What's the deal? on: November 20, 2004, 08:42:55 PM
I have the exact same problem, unable to tell friend from foe. I have this problem too in Battlefield 1942, though to a lesser extent.

Being color-blind doesn't help matters.
1888  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] LOST tonight - 11/17 on: November 19, 2004, 02:06:48 AM
Is this show so damn good it spins off multi-page threads after each and every episode?

I'll probably watch this when it inevitably comes out on DVD.
1889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 07:37:12 PM
Quote from: "Raintitan"
Subtitles can be turned on of off. They are off by default.

The game (like CS:Source) supports widescreen displays as well.


Oh excellent! Subtitles-less games is the bane of my existence. I hated Half-Life for that sole reason.

I applaud Valve for putting subtitles in this one. I'm sold. It'll have to wait until next week however, I left my PC at home. smile
1890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 04:19:02 PM
One question... subtitles?
1891  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 13, 2004, 10:57:55 PM
Quote from: "SkyLander"
$719



$1299




Same monitor, I lovesor apple!



[edit ok then switched it up to amazon]


Uhhh... did you even read the thread? Or realize that I'm the one who started the thread? I'm well aware of the price difference, and that's why I'm interested in this monitor. I mentioned my Apple fanboyism because Eco-Logic asked why I normally wouldn't touch a Dell product. It's because they're PCs, ugly ones too.

Note that I never agrued that YOU should not touch a Dell product, so don't even bother to counter-argue.
1892  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 13, 2004, 07:37:01 AM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Quote from: "Raven VII"
http://www.chait.net/index.php?p=504

Normally I wouldn't touch a Dell product, but you gotta admit, this LCD looks sweet. I don't like the audio bar thingy either, but the good news is, it's removable. Notice the S-Video-in there... That means I can ditch my crappy TV. And it's only $800, and knowing Dell and their crazy coupons, I could probably get this for $600 or so.

I'm seriously considering buying this.


I must ask why you wouldn' ttouch a Dell product?

I'll continue to build my own computers, but I've found them to be pretty darn good for the money for family and friends.


All right I'll give you a not-so-subtle hint.

Remember my tag from GG? It says "Apple fanboi".
1893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Microsoft to release three versions of Xbox 2 on: November 12, 2004, 12:29:25 AM
I think the XBox Next-PC rumor is suspect...

Remember Microsoft made a deal with IBM to make chips for them for their XBox 2/Next. And those chips are based off the PPC970's (better known as the G5 in Apple computers). Those processors are RISC-based, not x86. Thus, Windows cannot run on the processor, at least not natively. And even if they port Windows to the PPC platform (it has been done before), it'd still be useless because no software will work on it!
1894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: November 11, 2004, 04:23:32 AM
FINALLY got me! Along with Mega Man Anniversary Collection, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil Outbreak (I want to put that ethernet port to use!) and Mortal Kombat Trilogy (saw this for $5, was feeling nostalgiac for old-school Mortal Kombat smile )
1895  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Looking for people to play Resident Evil:Outbreak with on: November 11, 2004, 04:21:27 AM
Hey, just got this game today. Would be cool if we could play. Although I'm not sure how we could - there doesn't seem to be a "game lobby" where I can pick games to join or invite specific people to my games.
1896  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Which hard drive to buy on: November 10, 2004, 12:09:14 AM
Seagate is a good brand - I have their 80 GB SATA HD's. But as far as I know the best HD out there today is the WD Raptor drives.10,000 rpm, baby!
1897  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Charlie and the CHocolate Factory on: November 10, 2004, 12:00:58 AM
... there seems to be some confusion here.

The original film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is based on a book called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They changed the title because Gene Wilder/Willy Wonka is the main attraction of the movie, and they wanted to reflect that.

This, however, remains faithful to the book by calling it Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But it's still a remake, or "re-imagined", as they like to call it, of the original.
1898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS video- I'm impressed on: November 09, 2004, 05:57:29 AM
Eh, I'm going to wait until they come up with a way to connect this up to the TV (like Game Boy Player). I'm not a portable gamer, the medium just don't hold my attention long enough for me to actually delve into the game and beat it.
1899  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Seasonal Affective Disoder? on: November 09, 2004, 05:51:57 AM
Yeah, I have a friend who has SAD. It's real all right.
1900  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / When was the last time you sleepwalked? on: November 09, 2004, 05:22:43 AM
The last time I sleepwalked was, oh, 10 years ago or so.

Until last night. I went to sleep at about 1 AM, and the next thing I knew, I woke up at about 4 AM, in the middle of the hall, locked out of my room. The only thing I'm wearing is my boxers. Thank god my roommate is in the room at that moment, so he answered the door and let me in.

Man that was fucked up.
1901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Banned From Xbox Live on: November 09, 2004, 04:48:02 AM
1902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamestop - Wow on: November 09, 2004, 04:44:14 AM
Unsure of what you're goggling at...

But that tin case looks DAMN NICE! Wonder how limited those are?
1903  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bad Mofo Wallets - just got mine. on: November 09, 2004, 12:22:11 AM
I just broke down and ordered a wallet from www.badmofowallets.com. It just arrived today, and it rocks. Very nice construction, looks like it'll last a long time. It looks better than the pictures. And it comes with a business card with the Ezekiel quote that Jules likes. As a wallet, it fucking rocks - two dollar pockets, 8 credit card pockets, a zipper pocket for coins, and 5 plastic pockets for pictures, business cards, ID, whatever.

If you're a fan of Pulp Fiction, this wallet is the one to get (there's other Bad Mother Fucker wallet makers out there, but I picked this one, and I'm glad I did).
1904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: November 08, 2004, 10:06:08 PM
I called today, and they STILL don't have it yet, saying maybe next week.

Screw 'em, I'm going to order from Amazon. But the site is incredibly slow right now for some reason.

Argh, Amazon doesn't ship to P.O. Box addresses. This blows.
1905  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How are the Ipods? on: November 08, 2004, 09:09:50 PM
Quote from: "Zero"
Quote from: "Torfish"
I'm looking to buy an iPod as well.

Are there headphones included with the purchase? Are they decent?  How is the sound good quality?  Bass?

I probably won't be purchasing any music from the internet.  I still like my actual CDs.  I have many.  Is there software included with the iPod that allows me to download all my bought CDs into the iPod?  

I'm looking at the 20GB model.  Is there a 'shuffle' option for all the songs?


Yes - there is a shuffle...most of them have it, but the iPod and Zen Xtra have them too.  You can also build a music list, and shuffle that too.  The iPod comes with software that you can use to rip the CDs...I think they use to come with MusicMatchJukebox, but with iTunes on windows now...I'm not sure if iTunes can rip CDs...but either way, it should come with something to rip your cds.


The iPod does come with headphones. They're decent from my accounts. Just decent, not great mind you. And iTunes can rip CDs.
1906  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How are the Ipods? on: November 08, 2004, 03:18:19 AM
There's also the iPod Mini, which are $250. They aren't good deals $-for-GB, but if you don't have that many songs, the 4 GB HD's can be sufficient. If you do decide to go the Mini route, take my advice and don't buy one now - the current models are almost a year old, and I'll be willing to bet $10 that Apple will release a new revision coming Mac World San Francisco (in January).

Yeah there's other alternatives to the iPod - Dell and Creative makes MP3 players too. But if you want to use iTunes and the iTunes Music Store, the iPod is a must. And it's worth the price - you'll understand once you hold one in your hands. smile
1907  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: November 06, 2004, 11:02:31 PM
My EB hadn't gotten the PSTwo yet either. I'm thinking of ordering online too.

But the thing is, I paid $20 to reserve the PSTwo at the store. What happens to that $20 if I decide to get it somewhere else?
1908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you want to have RTG and PC Gaming as one forum? on: November 06, 2004, 06:48:08 PM
I voted yes. They're just not busy enough to warrant two separate forums.
1909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / American McGee Presents Scrapland on: November 06, 2004, 04:24:54 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Well, from what I have read, American McGee didn't come on until this one was far into development.  If you read the Enlight press release they mention that they are trying to establish an American McGee brand.  Not necessarily things he is making himself, but just a banner to sell games under, like a vanity label type thing.


Yeah, like Wes Craven.
1910  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Do you want to have your GoneGold feedback verified here? on: November 06, 2004, 04:10:46 AM
:Looks around:

... anyone?

 tear
1911  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / War of the Ring (Board) Game on: November 05, 2004, 10:41:32 PM
Sounds cool, too bad I don't have anyone to play it with.
1912  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about domain name hijacking... on: November 05, 2004, 05:03:24 PM
The domain is not available for registration, despite it's expired over a month ago. So I can't register it on GoDaddy.
1913  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 05, 2004, 04:04:30 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Its widescreen..the other is'nt


Bingo.
1914  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about domain name hijacking... on: November 05, 2004, 05:37:18 AM
All right, I registered a domain name under a hosting "company" called NorthWindWebHost. They are a smarmy, sleazy company that went out of business, sprung up as a new company, Blue Hosting or something like that, went down, and sprung back up as www.vizhost.com . Well, I knew from the onset that I've made a bad move, as they refused to give me control of my own domain. But I didn't pursue it, as I switched to another company for my hosting, and when I requested they change the DNS information, they obliged. Fast forward to a couple months ago. I took my site down, and no longer have a need for the domain. I decided to just let it expire. It's expiration date came and went, and my information is still on the whois registry. For privacy reasons, I want that information out of there. I don't give a shit if they want to keep it or not, I just want my information off the whois registry. Well I emailed them three weeks ago, and naturally got no response. I found their phone number today, and gave them a call. The person on the other end gave me bull about how domain names takes a long time to become available and the registry information to be changed. Well, I know for a fact that domain names become available almost immediately after the expiration date. And the weird part is, when I view my domain in the whois database, the expiration date is still Oct 2, 2004. What gives?

And if it's still their fault (NorthWind, VizHost, whatever the **** they are), is a threat to take them to court a viable threat? I mean, could I even take them to court over this?

I know, it's just a little thing, but it's my information on there, I no longer own the domain, so I want that off, so the damn junk mail could stop.
1915  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars Episode 3 Trailer - November 4th! on: November 05, 2004, 01:57:11 AM
Umm, why didn't you just post it here and save us all the work?

Aw hell, here's the link, you know what to do.

Right-click me!

EDIT: Well, nope that didn't work. Don't bother.
1916  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 05, 2004, 01:10:55 AM
http://www.chait.net/index.php?p=504

Normally I wouldn't touch a Dell product, but you gotta admit, this LCD looks sweet. I don't like the audio bar thingy either, but the good news is, it's removable. Notice the S-Video-in there... That means I can ditch my crappy TV. And it's only $800, and knowing Dell and their crazy coupons, I could probably get this for $600 or so.

I'm seriously considering buying this.
1917  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The CG Finish the Most Games 2004 thread on: November 03, 2004, 04:05:12 AM
Thanks to The Contest, I've finished quite a number of games this year. Let's see if I can remember them all...

Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VI
Legend of Zelda
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Mega Man X2
Mega Man X3
Mega Man X4
Mega Man X5
Onimusha: Warlords
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Secret of Mana
Zelda 2: Adventure of Link
1918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PStwo on: November 02, 2004, 08:36:07 PM
Well, the past weekend I brought in my starting-to-get-funky PS2 at EB. My luck has it that they're out of PSTwo's. But I still gave them my PS2 because the $100 trade-in deal ends on the 31st. So now I'm without my PS2, and eagerly awaiting a new shipment to arrive at the local EB. Anyone got any idea of tha availability of those things?
1919  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thursday Time Waster! on: October 28, 2004, 03:26:41 PM
http://games.flabber.nl/steadyjaphand/
1920  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best Actor/Actress Cast for a Role on: October 28, 2004, 04:13:33 AM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
Quote from: "Raven VII"

What about dogs? They eat their own feces.


I don't eat dog, either.


Yes, but do you consider a dog a filthy animal?
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