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321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If Sony had immediately killed off the PS2...... on: July 06, 2009, 09:49:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 06, 2009, 03:53:46 PM

It still would have been too expensive.

I keep wondering if this is really true.  I bought a PS3 recently, and I feel like I got a good Blu Ray DVD player with a free game console.  But even with out that, the 360 looked like it would be just as expensive IF one picked up the HD DVD player and the wireless controller.  Even the Wii, now that I've looked at what I do with it, costs considerably more than the buy-in price.  $250, then the nunchuck for $20 (which I see as a necessary purchase to play most games.)  That brings the base console to $270, plus the price of a Blu Ray (about $250 for BD Live.)  Wii especially gets bad Hardware-wise, since each controller (WiiMote+Nunchuck+WiiMotion) will run $100.00 per.  I haven't found any Hardware purchases to make for the PS3.... maybe a bigger HD down the road?

Disclaimer: Between a sale/trade in/credit my PS3 cost about $150 out of pocket.
322  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghostbusters impression thread on: June 16, 2009, 04:34:47 AM

Quote from: Chaz on June 16, 2009, 12:56:33 AM

I'm holding off.  You do know that the main storyline can't be played in co-op yes (at least, that's what I've been hearing).  I think there's some kind of co-op missions, but it's not the main storyline that can be co-opped.

Depends.  I heard that is true of the 360/PS3 version, but not the Wii version.  Dilemmas since I got a PS3.... the better graphic version, or the "Real Ghostbusters" cartoon version?  Both versions have the same story/voicetrack.  The Wii version has the "swing the proton pack" and Co-op main story.  PS3 has WAAAYYY better graphics and online one-off multiplayer missions.

I may wind up with both versions, just to see the difference.
323  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS 3 price drop? on: June 09, 2009, 11:26:14 AM
We got one in May because Gamestop had a deal for $100.00 off when you trade in your PS2 and a few games.  Since the PS2 was gathering dust, seemed like a good time. So I guess the $100.00 price drop will move more units.
324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/8) on: June 08, 2009, 10:51:26 AM
Staff of Kings -if only to get to play Fate of Atlantis again.  I don't think I ever did the "Fists" path.
325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/1) on: June 01, 2009, 12:35:27 AM
Nothing this time around.  We did pick up a PS3 from Gamestop this week though.

Waiting until 6/9, 6/16, and 8/25 for our next picks.
326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Gladiator A.D. on: May 28, 2009, 10:08:43 PM
Wii Motion Plus for the weapons?  - one can hope-
327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What if they remade the movie version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on: May 28, 2009, 01:10:05 PM
But you don't unDERSta-and!!!

It can be EDGIER and DARKER and GRITTIER, like that Bat-thing that EVERYONE luvvvveeesss.  The ANGST of a teenage girl, the WEIGHT of that DESTINY on her poor SHOULDERS....

Don't you SEEEEE????

(did I get the whiney voice across?)  smile
328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Where to start for Rock Band/Guitar Hero newb on: May 28, 2009, 02:20:27 AM

Now that the statement is over: I decided to go for World Tour and then pick up Rock Band 2.  I did it for the compatability issue so that I can use the instruments on both games.

Best advice I've heard: Check the available tracks and get the game that has the songs you want to play.
329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: May 20, 2009, 12:14:50 AM

Quote from: msteelers on May 18, 2009, 09:18:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 18, 2009, 08:38:18 PM

Quote from: McNutt on May 18, 2009, 08:31:49 PM

I didn't realize so many people disliked Superman Returns.  I thought it was pretty good.  Wha' happen'?

After the trailers made it look action packed it turned into a snooze fest. Luthor, while played well by Spacey, was a rehash if the Hackmans villain from the first film, superman junior, stalker Superman, he whole OKG he may be dead in what is supposed to be the start of a new franchise and Superman the speech giver are a few things I can think of off the top of my head. Heck, Superman 3 had more menacing moments in it.

The big problem with making a Superman movie is that it is nearly impossible to find a "challenge" for Superman. "Oh no, there's Kryptonite nearby...again..."

Smallville at least recognizes this and has found an ok way to deal with it. Clark wont kill anybody, and always looks for a different way to find a solution. Unfortunately the last few seasons have used this as a crutch, with all of the secondary characters standing on the sidelines screaming "Kill him/her/it Clark!" and when he refuses they call him weak...until he finds a way to do it without killing he/she/it.


There are 75 years of SUPERMAN stories around, some of them quite good without the use of Kryptonite.  There ought to be one good movie in all that. If they REALLY wanted to do the first Superman movie (Pre-Crisis and Pre-Byrne) again (without doing that movie) they should try "Last Son of Krypton" by Elliot S! Maggin.  The not-quite novelization from 1978.
330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! (tags broken) on: May 09, 2009, 01:43:43 PM

Quote from: Sith Lord on May 09, 2009, 11:56:00 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 09, 2009, 03:08:05 AM

Oh, and btw the name for real fans is "Trekker" smile

Feh, I've been a Trekkie since before we were required to call ourselves Trekkers.

That's how I recall it; "trekkies" are TRUE fans... "trekkers" are TNG upstarts......     icon_lol
331  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [coimics] Batman: Battle for the Cowel on: May 05, 2009, 07:41:27 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 05, 2009, 06:59:37 PM

I really hate comic book 'deaths'.  It's so fucking cheap.  Why bother killing the character in the first place?  I know about the money aspect of it and all, but still.

I haven't read consistantly in a while, and I've given up continuity getting in the way of a good story.

We all know that eventually, Bruce Wayne will be back as Batman.  The question for his 'death" and "rebirth" is "Will it be a good ride until that happens?"
332  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Speculating on track listing for Beatles: Rock Band on: April 19, 2009, 04:28:42 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on April 15, 2009, 01:26:59 PM

Those are great songs, but there's a lot of piano in them, especially in Golden Slumbers.  I don't know how you'd do that in a Rock Band setting.

Change the game a bit to tap out the piano ala GH?
333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Speculating on track listing for Beatles: Rock Band on: April 15, 2009, 01:15:43 PM
No mention of "Golden Slumbers/ Boy You're Gonna Carry That Weight / The End"?

I think those (as a group) would make a great addition.  Seems to me it covers the 3 main struments + Harmonization on the last set of vocals. Plus the horns would give a break to the palyers for a few bars.

334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: no more wii for mii... on: April 10, 2009, 01:39:39 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 09, 2009, 01:35:56 PM

can other people please list the games they are looking forward to on the Wii please so i can get some ideas...thx

1) Looking to see how the motion plus works out - especially for the EA sports, Virtua Tennis, and Sword games
2) Indiana Jones... full motion whip and Fate of Atlantis
3) Silent Hill

Still considering Broken Sword, too.

335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Farrah hospitalized in critical condition... on: April 05, 2009, 01:10:17 PM
If you believe People   it is true. frown
336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: no more wii for mii... on: April 05, 2009, 12:57:55 PM
Differn't strokes.

I enjoy my Wii.  I think its more that I am so tired of button mashing to make different arrangements of pixels move.  I didn't even buy a console for myself between the Atari 5200 and the Wii.

It may also be that I am not an active person generally, so I enjoy getting up.  Most of the Wii action is GH:WT and DDR. Right now I'm looking foward to the new tennis games and boxing games that will take advantage of the wiimotion plus dongle.

RPGs, adventures, non-action oriented stuff is for my PC.  FPS -- goes either way.  Generally I like the mouse+keyboard, unless you're talking about RE4.
337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good and Bad TV Series finales on: March 25, 2009, 12:35:15 PM

Quote from: Chaz on March 25, 2009, 12:28:48 PM

The best ending ever was the finale of Six Feet Under.  I've seen it at least five or six times, and I tear up every single time.

That was one in my top few.  Others

Newheart and the dream sequence

Babylon 5, right up there with Six Feet Under.

Jericho is up there.

338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GHWT or Rock Band 2 on: March 13, 2009, 07:12:28 PM

Quote from: Torfish on March 13, 2009, 07:05:04 PM

What about customizing your band members?  Does either game allow you to customize what your band members look like and wear?  I have young kids and I don't want them watching skimpy dressed or tattoed band members on the TV.  Really it is the wife that is concerned with that.

I'm sure both games allow the band members to be customized.  Now, as to whether or not the customizing options are appropriate for your family, I can't tell you.

339  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Trek : DAC? on: March 10, 2009, 11:37:45 PM
Maybe "Secret of Vulcan Fury" will be released with the new movie?

(someday I will come out of the Dreamland that I live in.....)
340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which old PC Game Developer would you bring back? on: March 04, 2009, 03:16:53 AM
Cinemaware --  I loved the Amiga versions of their games.  I am the guy who bought the New Defender of the Crown game, but I think they missed out in the last incarnation.  Keep the minigame/board game aspect and do the controls for the Wii!!

Rocket Ranger with motion controls!!
341  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sing Star on: March 04, 2009, 03:12:01 AM
Add our family to the KR list as well.  I prefer the cartoon people to the vids.  Also, I like the Duets in KR better.
342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: March 01, 2009, 12:44:59 AM
I'd love to see this work.. but then I'd love a Green Hornet movie much like the NOW comics of the 80's.. family dynesty and all that.

I always thought of Justice League: New Frontier as a Hal Jorden/GL POV story.
343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost returns next week! [Spoilers!] on: March 01, 2009, 12:37:27 AM
"Time travel gives me a headache."  Adm Riker in Imzadi, by Peter David, IIRC
344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - What is your band name? on: February 14, 2009, 01:16:17 PM
Only Guitar Hero so far (Wii users), but when we get RB2 the name will remain the same:

Trixie Hobbits
345  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on: February 04, 2009, 06:53:44 PM
<perk>  If they up'ed the graphics on FoA, I'd love it.  Story was much better than Crystal Skulls and the play-through intro was perfect IJ fodder.
346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Looking for Wii adventure/detective game suggestions on: February 04, 2009, 06:50:57 PM
I've seen a few adventure games on the Wii, not sure about the appropriate level for a 7 and 9 year old though.  Have you tried Lego Star Wars?

I know there is the Harvy Birdman game; at least two Agatha Christie adventures (And Then There Were None Evil Under the Sun); Zach and Wiki might fit the bill...

I'm waiting on the "Broken Sword" director's cut to come out
347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone here in the Air Force, or used to be? on: December 21, 2008, 03:49:43 AM
Been in, but it was 20 years ago (1983-1987).  I doubt that the experience would be the same.

Of course, I doubt the experience of High School is the same as 20 yrs back; first job; bar scene...... you get the idea.
348  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need Your Help! (PC Gaming Survey) on: December 06, 2008, 02:02:43 PM
349  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Need questions for WotC about D&D 4th Edition on: October 08, 2008, 10:29:02 PM
/asshat mode

How will the new rule set affect the story line in Order of the Stick since they are staying with the 3.5 rules?

/end asshat mode   smile
350  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Activision turns into RIAA - starts suing file-sharers on: September 20, 2008, 03:32:41 PM
What I like is the way states criminalize moving performances from one place to another. Here is a section of the code from Alabama:

 "Manufacture, distribute, transport or wholesale any article with the knowledge that the sounds or performances are so transferred without consent of the owner."

Since it says nothing about copies, I can't figure out how it works.
351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 04, 2008, 05:17:59 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 04, 2008, 05:11:05 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on June 04, 2008, 04:51:08 PM

Is this one of those Hidden Object games?  Where's the list of stuff to find?

post it note
fire extinguisher
3 CRT monitors
brown chair
black chair
coffee cup
black pc server
white pc server
white cardboard box
open brown cardboard box
gray tool box
brown file cabinet
gray file cabinet
duffel bag

DOn't forget the myserious "3rd person."  I think there's a grassy knoll behind the refridgerator.
352  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Internet Dating on: June 04, 2008, 05:14:43 PM
Met mine on AOL, back when www was just a gleam in the eye.
353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 30 Days of Night on: May 02, 2008, 02:47:00 AM
I'll say I'm tired of the four decades of whiny vampires (see "Barnabas Collins"), but other than that I agree with hepcat.  Nasty vampires who aren't cool or make me want to join them. HURRAH

354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Shows on DVD - Recommendations on: February 21, 2005, 04:42:44 AM
Babylon 5
355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Name that Miniseries on: October 23, 2004, 03:02:39 PM
Hawaii -J. Mitchner?
356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / But it's... pink! (Best Quotes Thread - Games Ed.) on: October 23, 2004, 02:58:15 PM
Forgot another one from Wiz 8

RFX<whatever> the ANDROID NPC in the group : "Speech function offline"
357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / But it's... pink! (Best Quotes Thread - Games Ed.) on: October 22, 2004, 02:09:01 AM
"And a great big HELLO from all your dead relatives!"

"You LET me die. WHY did you do that?"

-- Wiz 8

"You'll kill us all........ again."
Just about anything Murray said

-- Curse of Monkey Island

"Pink? Funny name for an Assemite."

-- You REALLY needed to listen to the jabberings of the Malkavian in Vampire:TM
358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Make up a word for me on: October 19, 2004, 09:30:03 PM
Quote from: "Balshazaar"
Quote from: "zinckiwi"
obsequity (from obsequious)
and/or aquiescent

Hmm...   so close...

I guess "acquiesce" is what the citizens under that govt. would do.  But, what do you call what the government is doing in taking advantage of the citizens' trends to acquiesce?

359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire Bloodlines on sale now on: October 17, 2004, 02:01:49 PM
It's been available for Pre-order at Best Buy (BB - military conventions of listing acronyms dies hard) for a while.  $49.99 (I think).  $10.00 prebuy box gets you a T-Shirt.  I was tolled that BB expects to have the prebuy boxes until the game ships.
360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gonegold Conspiracy Theories [fun] on: October 10, 2004, 08:36:15 PM
It was Starforce protection that did it!
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