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5601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 13, 2007, 08:42:35 PM
I don't know...I was going to use that $25 GC from that I got from buying Super Mario Galaxy on Assassin's Creed.  I may hold off on it and rent it over the weekend now.  It just looks way too awesome to pass up on.
5602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune update on: November 13, 2007, 08:40:46 PM

Quote from: drifter on November 13, 2007, 08:25:26 PM

is the initial menu like HUGE now on all of yours?

Yup, from what I can tell, the menus and functionality are exactly the same as the Zune g2, which is very encouraging.
5603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stop wasting time with games son! on: November 13, 2007, 04:01:45 PM
My daughter is 18 months, so there aren't many games that we can play together just yet.  Though she loves to come up and press buttons on the 360 controller while I'm playing!  I really can't wait until she's old enough for us to get into a game together...
5604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My life has forever changed on: November 13, 2007, 03:58:37 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  My little girl just turned 18 months.  Kids are a load of fun, man.  Just be ready not to sleep for at least 4-6 months!  biggrin
5605  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Manning on: November 12, 2007, 09:43:05 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on November 12, 2007, 09:13:51 PM

Marvin Harrison or no Marvin Harrison.  In my opinion anyone who thinks Peyton Manning is not a 1st ballot Hall of Fame quarterback just doesn't know football.

ditto
5606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero III for Wii audio in mono? WTF?!?!?! on: November 12, 2007, 09:39:27 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 12, 2007, 09:19:28 PM



If it's possible to rent it where I live I will and I'll to confirm this. I just got the GH II with my new X360 so it didn't pubchase the GH III Wii version as I initially planned. In regards to to ProLogic II support on my Wii, I've found it to be superior to PLII on my previous GameCube and my PS2.

I can confirm it.  I was over at Mike's house yesterday and heard it for myself.  Being that I was the previous owner of his surround sound system, I checked all the different settings on it, and GH III would only output stereo whereas even the Wii menu  audio would come out of all of the speakers.  Terrible.
5607  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $25 TRU gift card when you buy Mario Galaxy on: November 12, 2007, 09:05:24 PM
So I just called the closest TRU to me, and the guy at the video game dept claimed that he wasn't sure if it was either for a regular purchase or only if you were picking up a reserve copy.  He said that some stores had been told one thing and others the opposite.  What do you think?

[link=http://toysrus.shoplocal.com/toysrus/default.aspx?action=detail&flashbrowse=y&storeid=2561343&rapid=477220&pagenumber=12&listingid=-2092444618&ref=%2ftoysrus%2fdefault.aspx%3faction%3dbrowsepageflash%26storeid%3d2561343%26pagenumber%3d12%26rapid%3d477220%26prvid%3dToysRus-071111]Toys R Us Ad[/link]

I don't see anything on there that says anything about this applying to copies on reserve only.  Even then, I think I may have to go by there on my way home and reserve it just to be on the safe side.
5608  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: XBOX360 Wireless Adapter on: November 12, 2007, 08:48:04 PM
Yup...I was pretty pissed about that.  That is, until I was able to sign on to Live again.  All the anger washed away at that point...  biggrin
5609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 12, 2007, 08:39:27 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 12, 2007, 08:33:30 PM

And I'll be getting it on Thursday for $40 via Fry's Electronics.

And how are you doing that???  If I can do that, I can save the TRU gift card for Mass Effect!
5610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Mario Galaxy impressions on: November 12, 2007, 08:33:14 PM
I know someone with a modded Wii (no, not me), and he's had SMG for a few days.  He said it's awesome so far.  I'm going to buy it from Toys R Us where you get a $25 gift card if you buy it in-store...
5611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 12, 2007, 08:31:59 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 12, 2007, 08:30:49 PM

The description for your spoiler is a spoiler frown

Sorry, Leo...I thought that was common knowledge.  I changed it for future readers...
5612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 12, 2007, 08:10:56 PM
So far, it seems to be living up to the hype...

Metacritic

I can't wait to buy this game tomorrow Wednesday!!!  biggrin

Added the twist.  MAJOR SPOILER:

Spoiler for Hiden:
5613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Manning on: November 12, 2007, 07:56:18 PM
That interception in the endzone and that stupid whistle rule that negated a 80 or so yard return was ridiculous...
5614  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Poof! Mail all gone. on: November 12, 2007, 07:42:58 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 11, 2007, 11:57:10 PM

I can never figure out why people use either Firefox or Thunderbird.  It's seems like a throwback for how buggy and crappy computing was in the 90's.

From my tiny bit of experience with it, Firefox seems exactly as reliable as Netscape was.  Which is to say, not very.  There's a reason IE won, people.  Tongue

IE has won so far because it's bundled with the OS, not because it's a superior browser.  Ask any web developer out there, and they'll tell you that IE == pieceOfGarbage();   icon_mrgreen

EDIT:  Oh, and yes, I am a web developer.
5615  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: XBOX360 Wireless Adapter on: November 12, 2007, 07:39:04 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 12, 2007, 07:35:08 PM


Why I still recommend using the official product verses saving money on something else - the Microsoft one will happily work (and be configured by) the 360.

You know, I had a hard time getting it to pick up an IP address.  I had to give up and enter in the settings manually.
5616  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: XBOX360 Wireless Adapter on: November 12, 2007, 05:46:26 PM
so, after much thought, I broke down and just bought the damn M$ adapter.  It was a snap (literally) to install and it worked great.  A big "Thank you" to everyone who gave me suggestions on possible resolutions.
5617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Only in America.... on: November 09, 2007, 08:06:47 PM
Good lord that's hideous!  I remember thinking after seeing the cover of the Bad album that it couldn't get much worse than that.  Boy, was I wrong...
5618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assasin's Creed. In the shadow of ME? on: November 09, 2007, 07:56:00 PM
I'm buying both.  Using this deal at Toys R Us for Mario Galaxy:

$25 Gift Card

Using the card to buy Assassin's Creed the same day, and then picking up my reserved copy of Mass Effect from Gamestop the following week.
5619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Guitar solos on: November 09, 2007, 07:48:09 PM
Do a search on YouTube for Marty Friedman.  I'd provide a link, but alas, YouTube is blocked at my work...  frown
5620  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Pretty good game rental deal at Hollywood Video on: November 09, 2007, 07:41:50 PM

Quote from: Shkspr on November 04, 2007, 06:23:12 PM

Just remember to check and see when your location is getting axed - it would suck if your store is one of the December 07 closings.

Yeah, all the Hollywood videos around my area of town are closing down.  I've heard a similar rumor about Blockbuster within the near future.  Apparently they just can't keep up with Netflix...
5621  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Zune 30GB for $99 on: November 09, 2007, 07:33:04 PM
I really like the Zune.  I've had mine for a little over 4 months now, I guess.  I bought it as a good deal at $180 from Staples.com.  How a few months change things!  The only things that I'm not a big fan of are the shuffle function and the Zune software.  I know that with the updates next week, the software will be replaced.  I just hope they address the shuffle function too.

Welcome to the Social to those who just bought it!  Sorry, I couldn't help myself... Tongue
5622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24 Season 7 postponed - DAMN IT! on: November 09, 2007, 07:29:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 09, 2007, 12:35:10 AM

Quote from: warning on November 08, 2007, 09:49:53 PM

Quote from: rickfc on November 08, 2007, 09:40:23 PM

Quote from: warning on November 08, 2007, 12:23:18 PM

Amen to that.  I've watched 24 faithfully since the first season and season six was so bad that I stopped halfway through.

Put it out of its misery.

Ditto...my wife and I made it to episode 6 or 7 and quit shortly thereafter.  Terrible season.

We made it a bit further.  We watched until they tied up the first main plot arc but bailed before they got into the second.

HA!  I made it all the way through you pansies!  Tongue

uhh...with last season, it's not something to be proud of!  slywink
5623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need advice..Must have 360 games on: November 09, 2007, 07:23:15 PM
Gears of War.  One of the best games I've ever played.
5624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/5) (The real post) on: November 09, 2007, 07:22:11 PM
Nothing this week.  Mario Galaxy and Assassin's Creed next week and Mass Effect the week after.  Being that I'm still playing through Metroid Prime 3, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Super Paper Mario, my gaming time is pretty much tied up for the next couple of months...  biggrin
5625  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: XBOX360 Wireless Adapter on: November 09, 2007, 03:33:30 PM
oh yeah!  smile  They'll probably sell it for $95!!!  mad
5626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which 360 is for me? on: November 08, 2007, 11:06:22 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 06, 2007, 01:08:33 PM

Turtle, the issue is if you want to send audio and video to separate locations,
Like audio to a receiver but video directly to a TV.

Why can't you connect the 360 to your TV's HDMI port and send the audio from the TV to your receiver?  That's what I do with all of my inputs.  Instead of worrying about splitting signals and extra cables, everything goes to the TV and there is only one set of audio cables going from the TV to the receiver.
5627  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: XBOX360 Wireless Adapter on: November 08, 2007, 10:58:41 PM

Quote from: Brendan on November 08, 2007, 10:51:16 PM

It doesn't look like the MR814V2 can be run as a bridge (short of installing some apocryphal "custom firmware" which may/may not exist).

You can use any ethernet bridge, if you're so inclined.  The 802.11b Linksys WET11 or WGA11B were widely used in the past, and I'm sure you can get it cheaply on ebay.  Or the original Xbox ethernet bridge, which isn't USB, but works just as well, and you could buy it secondhand to avoid giving M$ any money.

Whether you use b or g depends on your streaming media needs.

Thanks, Brendan!  I've been reading about DD-WRT software which allows much more control over your router than the default installed software.  The problem is that there are so many versions of it specifically tailored to different routers that I don't want to just up and "brick" mine, know what I mean?  I don't know...I may just go with your suggestion and buy a third-party adapter.  Any thoughts on this one? Linky
5628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished in 2007 - Console & PC on: November 08, 2007, 10:52:10 PM
Nintedo Wii
  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Call of Duty 3
  • Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Wii)

Xbox 360
  • Gears of War
  • Assassin's Creed

Currently Playing
  • Metroid Prime 3 (Wii)
  • Super Paper Mario (Wii)
  • Super Mario Galaxy(Wii)
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (360)
  • Rockband (360)

Ever since my daughter was born, I never finish games.  frown
5629  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / XBOX360 Wireless Adapter on: November 08, 2007, 10:26:19 PM
So, my wife and I just moved into a house.  Yay me.  smile 

The problem is that the house isn't pre-wired for network, my 2wire gateway is in my office, and I can't run a cable from my 360 that far.  So I'm faced with a dilemma:  Do I pony up $100 for the stupid USB dongle M$ adapter (a big NO-NO), or do I make my own bridge?  The problem with the latter is that I'm no network wiz, so I'm at a bit of a loss on how to proceed.  I have a Netgear MR814V2 that's collecting dust at the moment, so I may be able to use that.  The question is, how?  Help?
5630  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do I need glasses? on: November 08, 2007, 09:59:04 PM
Not necessarily, but it wouldn't hurt to go see the eye doctor.  Headaches are a good sign that your eyes are under strain to make something out.  Good luck!
5631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24 Season 7 postponed - DAMN IT! on: November 08, 2007, 09:57:38 PM
We just couldn't, it was that painful.  And we were rabid 24 fans.  The first 4 hours were awesome, and it unraveled immediately afterwards.  Oh, well...Last I heard is that they were retooling the entire show since that was a major complaint about the show last season.  They were moving things to DC and some other stuff.  Had the strike happened before last season, I would have been upset.  As it stands now, I really couldn't care less.
5632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Music for warning - suggestions please! on: November 08, 2007, 09:54:02 PM
  • Any Metallica up to and including the Black Album
  • Megadeth up until Youthansia
  • pretty much all Alice in Chains
  • the new Alter Bridge album "Blackbird"
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • the new Foo Fighters
  • Iron Maiden (I think you already mentioned them)
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Second Coming (awesome unknown band)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Tenacious D
  • Velvet Revolver

I just went through my Zune and picked out some of my favorites off of there.  Welcome to the Social! Tongue
5633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stand-up comedy on: November 08, 2007, 09:42:28 PM
Brian Regan, Pablo Francisco has his moments, the first Dane Cook CD was pretty funny, the second not so much...
5634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24 Season 7 postponed - DAMN IT! on: November 08, 2007, 09:40:23 PM

Quote from: warning on November 08, 2007, 12:23:18 PM

Amen to that.  I've watched 24 faithfully since the first season and season six was so bad that I stopped halfway through.

Put it out of its misery.

Ditto...my wife and I made it to episode 6 or 7 and quit shortly thereafter.  Terrible season.
5635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: my home theater transformation... on: November 08, 2007, 08:20:33 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 08, 2007, 02:13:27 AM

Quote from: rickfc on November 07, 2007, 09:54:44 PM

Congratulations, Mike.  You'd better be thanking your lucky stars that Aimi is such a badass artist!!! Tongue

Rick

Welcome to the site Rick!

Thanks, Ron!  Mike keeps sending me links to conversations going on in here so I thought I'd check it out! biggrin

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 08, 2007, 03:35:04 AM


Quote
Congratulations, Mike.  You'd better be thanking your lucky stars that Aimi is such a badass artist!!!

Rick

Everybody, meet my buddy Rick!  They are the proud new owners of this fine painting:

(that's Rick's wife, btw)
The rest of the trade involves a portrait of their daughter.  I love the barter system biggrin

Quote
Picture!
see below biggrin


That painting is flipping huge!  We're still trying to figure out where it's going to go in the house! 
5636  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: my home theater transformation... on: November 07, 2007, 09:54:44 PM
Congratulations, Mike.  You'd better be thanking your lucky stars that Aimi is such a badass artist!!! Tongue

Rick
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