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2681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tactical Report: Strategy games of E3 Pt2- Civ 4, AOE 3, ROL on: June 14, 2005, 04:07:20 PM
Yeah, I saved my favorites for part 2   biggrin

I gotta say, though, War Front: Turning Point was pretty damn spectacular.  You gotta see that earthquake bomb in action.
2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tactical Report: Strategy games of E3 Pt2- Civ 4, AOE 3, ROL on: June 14, 2005, 02:17:30 PM
Hey all, today we bring you part 2 of my Tactical Report.  Here's an excerpt:

When Rise of Nations came out in 2003, I was curious to see Microsoft publish what appeared to be a direct competitor to their wildly popular Age of Empires series. Of course, at that time, Ensemble had recently released their divergent fantasy strategy title Age of Mythology, so it really wasn’t an issue, and it appears that they are in a trade-off with Big Huge Games as the follow-up to Rise of Nations is taking non-historical route this time. Rise of Legends takes the award winning gameplay of RON and infuses it with a fantasy steam-punk flavor, giving us the freshest take on strategy gaming I have seen in a long time.

Check it out here:
2683  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crazy freaking heat!!! on: June 10, 2005, 08:28:36 PM
Quote from: "Raven"
Quote from: "Harpua3"
I`m near cleveland ohio and it`s freaking hot, and has been for awhile

Cry me a river, dude. I live in Houston. During the summer, even our fish sweat biggrin


What Raven said.  And it ain't even August yet.
2684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tactical Report- E3 Strategy Game Preview Part1 on: June 10, 2005, 07:49:55 PM
Hey guys, I just posted part 1 of my Strategy game preview.  I focus on six games total, with the first three in this first part of it.  Check it out here.

In part 1, I preview Blitzkrieg II, War Front: Turning Point, and Codename:Panzers Phase Two.
2685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How about a new Star Trek film? on: June 02, 2005, 07:55:03 PM
Can we just let it die?  huh?  how about that?
2686  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars - Episode III Impressions (OMG SPOILERS) on: May 31, 2005, 07:30:08 PM
Quote from: "Ibby"
And speaking of blind Jedi, how come they have this entire sensorium of security holograms watching Palpatine and probably everything else that goes on around the city, and yet Obi Wan can push a button in an instant to see that:

1) Ah! Anakin slaughtered the Jedi Temple.  
2) Aha! Palpatine is the Sith Lord!  
3) Oh look! Anakin is the new apprentice.

That hologram sequence was taken within the Jedi temple itself.  Chances are pretty good that they had security cameras there, that they could access there.

Of course, that still doesn't explain the 'highlight reel' that Obi-Wan got, but, hey...
2687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where did your online name come from? on: May 25, 2005, 02:14:39 PM
Well, it originally started as a comic book character a friend of mine and I created back in high school, The Fool.  Didn't really think much about it until a few years later when I rediscovered comics and started trying to do my own again.  The Fool pretty much became my mascot at that point.  Later, when I started doing freelance work I decided to call my 'company' FoolishStudios and my avatar here is part of my brand.
2688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Dashboard screenshots on: May 24, 2005, 06:40:39 PM
And while you are at it:

Here's Ron's article about the dashboard:

Here are my photos of it:
2689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion E3 Info on: May 23, 2005, 09:40:39 PM
Having been on the E3 floor trying to decipher what a rep was telling me about a game through the noise pollution surrounding us, I can tell you I much preferred what Bethesda did.
2690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 3 News? on: May 23, 2005, 04:53:38 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"

Unfortunately their next project will be from Atari who also doesn't have good record with giving devs all the time they need either.

Not to mention the fact that they still owe some devs money....
2691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion E3 Info on: May 22, 2005, 02:20:03 PM
Hey Kathode, I was the other guy biggrin  Mike Dunn.  Nice meeting you as well and I can't wait for both Oblivion and Call of Cthulu!
2692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion E3 Info on: May 21, 2005, 12:11:29 AM

....more to come..... unibrow
2693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Discussion: Nintendo Revolution on: May 20, 2005, 04:19:01 AM
Ron and I got a hands on with the gameboy micro today and I'm a helluva lot more impressed than I thought I was going to be.  In fact, I kind of wanted one, it's pretty damn cool.  I'm going to try and work on a write-up tonight.
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 2005 booth models on: May 19, 2005, 07:25:09 AM
We talked about Muppets- specifically, Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show.  One of them admitted her childhood desire to be Janice, the bass player from the Electric Mayhem.

Other than that we talked about the shitty power outtage situation.
2695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Discussion: Playstation 3 on: May 17, 2005, 12:35:13 AM
that controller looks like ASS.
2696  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your tax dollars at work, part 2 on: May 16, 2005, 05:55:05 AM
Have any of you spent extended periods of time in any other countries?  I think you'd be surprised at how good things are here compared to most of the world.
2697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Eventhough most here don't care, here's some Revolution news on: May 14, 2005, 05:33:16 AM
I don't think that that is a spot for the revolution- I think it's for something else they will unveil.  Everybody is mistaking this for the revolution, and IGN is claiming it's a fake (but they are refering to it as a fake revolution leak).

It's too good to be fake.  Even if it isn't a real product launch, I'm betting it's some kind of mock-up by their marketing dept.  It feels like an E3 video that's to be splashed on huge monitors.  It feels like Nintendo for sure.
2698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Eventhough most here don't care, here's some Revolution news on: May 14, 2005, 03:37:28 AM
sources are saying this is fake, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is real....

mind you, I'm not saying this is Revolution, but what exactly are those two devices that it's showing connecting to 4.5 minutes in?  one of them is a gamecube...
2699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Age of Empires DS turn based on: May 14, 2005, 03:15:39 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
Dimmona, I understand your weeping.  The good ol' days of GG are gone...
This isn't Gone Gold (thankfully).  CG is not intended as a GG replacement.  CG is it's own site.

While this is certainly true, we staff would like to think that CG is keeping some of that Gone Gold spirit alive.

That said, I hope they keep the competition tight on this next wave- as gamers that can be nothing but good for us  Cool
2700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamespy inflates Donkey Konga 2 review? on: May 13, 2005, 07:37:30 PM
no freelancers here.  we're all committed to CG
2701  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movies] Unleashed or Mind Hunters? on: May 13, 2005, 05:02:10 PM
go see hitchhiker's guide instead.
2702  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Site Stability on: May 13, 2005, 04:58:10 PM
..or slit their fucking throats and feast on their entrails...

oops!  did I say that? :twisted:
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 13, 2005, 03:02:40 AM
Don't need to- they're going to be at E3  unibrow
2704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 13, 2005, 02:55:27 AM
You forget- this is a tease.  I'm willing to bet that this is just the tip of the iceberg of the marketing blitz we're about to witness...
2705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 13, 2005, 02:34:27 AM
heh.  I like the wallpaper.

I'm excited!  I like the controller more than I thought I would.  hope it's easy on the hands...
2706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your tax dollars at work, part 2 on: May 12, 2005, 08:10:14 PM
The only thing that is remotely surprising about that is that someone actually admitted to it.

even then, it's not that surprising.
2707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 12, 2005, 07:13:38 PM
GAH!  what a tease!
2708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Don't know about you, But I am ALL OVER the XZIBIT prepaid! on: May 12, 2005, 04:19:53 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
In a preemptive strike against smartasses that will deem it funny to use the term in my presence tomorrow evening, I have derogatory beagle comments and Dune quotes locked and loaded for retalliation.  You have been warned.

"I WILL kill him!"

"They tried and failed?"
"They tried and died."

"I will not fear.  Fear is the mindkiller..."
2709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pic of Xbox 360 on: May 12, 2005, 02:46:44 AM
Yeah, we didn't get invited to the party Tongue
2710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm Rick James! on: May 12, 2005, 02:35:27 AM
more news.

apparently he has checked himself into a mental facility: frown
2711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your tax dollars at work on: May 10, 2005, 09:03:24 PM
Nice!  Meanwhile, I still can't afford to insure my family even though I'm making more money than I ever have in my life.  Even when I was unemployed we didn't qualify for medical assistance because I was not the right ethnicity (or so I was told at the time).

2712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revenge of the Sith - Anyone else getting it? on: May 09, 2005, 03:50:41 PM
Yup.  I concur with AgtFox.  This game would score way higher if they would have included live support, btw.  lightsaber duels online would have been SWEET.
2713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire 98%??? on: May 08, 2005, 04:53:29 AM
Hell, I was surprised when I saw it- that's the highest score this site has ever given a game!  I don't think Ron gave it that score lightly...

Basically, though, all it boils down to the fact that he just liked it a helluva lot more than you do.
2714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revenge of the Sith - Anyone else getting it? on: May 08, 2005, 02:20:30 AM
Hmnnn... just finished the single player (not yet the bonus ending, tho) and I'm starting to think that I should've rented, not bought.  My estimate of the game is now closer to a 75 or 80.  multiplayer is still pretty fun, tho
2715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revenge of the Sith - Anyone else getting it? on: May 07, 2005, 09:43:10 PM
I'm mostly through the single player and I'd say I pretty much agree with the team xbox review for the most part.  I'd rate it a solid 80, with an 85-87 score for those that are rabid star wars fans like myself.  It actually reminds me of the spiderman 2 game in some ways- wonderful execution in some parts (combat system is fun as hell) but some gameplay issues like too much repetition in enemies.

I wish it was live enabled so that we could go head-to head against each other with the splendid lightsaber combat system!!
2716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm Rick James! on: May 05, 2005, 04:06:40 PM
What about season 2 dvds?  Are they delaying that as well?

Is Dave getting too damn big for his britches, now?  This doesn't bode well....
2717  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Hero Falls- Episode III music video on: May 01, 2005, 06:21:58 PM
well, considering it's mostly footage from the trailer (slightly expanded), I wouldn't consider it spoiler material.

It's not like the ending is any mystery...
2718  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Hero Falls- Episode III music video on: May 01, 2005, 05:00:08 PM

ok, I'm getting ravenous for this movie.  Advance buzz is extremely positive for this one, even with all of the skeptisism.
2719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever find a game you were TOO good at? on: April 29, 2005, 08:52:20 PM

Of course, working for the company that made it  contributed greatly, but when I started beating the programmers and the owner of the company regularly subsequent patches tended to nerf some of my tactics....

Still, it was fun handing my boss' ass to him every now and then biggrin
2720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 controlers... Windows Compatible! on: April 28, 2005, 06:10:18 AM
Oh hell yeah.
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