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1881  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.
1882  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.
1883  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.
1884  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?
1885  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.
1886  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.
1887  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:
1888  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.

1889  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.
1890  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).
1891  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
1892  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Miss Digital World contest on: November 22, 2004, 01:13:22 AM
I just got a page not found error.
1893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Umm, im becoming evil and wanting a PS2... help me on: November 21, 2004, 10:14:12 PM
Beware; older PS2's are notorious for disc read errors. So either check the model number of the used PS2 you're getting, or get a new one.

hint: those mini PS2's are sexy! biggrin
1894  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
1895  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.
1896  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.
1897  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?
1898  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2004, 12:44:48 AM
1899  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2004, 12:38:51 AM
1900  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.
1901  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.
1902  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
1903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 04:19:02 PM
One question... subtitles?
1904  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 13, 2004, 10:57:55 PM
Quote from: "SkyLander"


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.
1905  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"

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".
1906  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!
1907  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 )
1908  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.
1909  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!
1910  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.
1911  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.
1912  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.
1913  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.
1914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Banned From Xbox Live on: November 09, 2004, 04:48:02 AM
1915  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?
1916  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 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).
1917  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.
1918  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.
1919  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
1920  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?
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