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6761  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / King Arthur? on: July 12, 2004, 03:14:43 PM
6762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Loving the heck out of Spider-Man 2 on: July 12, 2004, 03:12:35 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm still having a lot of fun with it, but there are just a slew of things I'm noticing with it that take away from the polish. Were it more of a "complete" game, then it would be my GOTY candidate right now. I guess the allusion would be the issues some people had with KOTOR on Xbox last year and why it was undeserving of all of the GOTY praise it got. Just a thought.

Those buoy tokens are tough buggers to come by though. I've picked up over a dozen of them and those took a while. I've completed the Hint token collecting (some of which are brutally funny), but I've not found any of the Hideout tokens. I guess 'cause they're hidden and all that, right? smile Any thoughts on where to start grabbing those? If they're story-related, bear in mind that Dr. Octavious still hasn't become Doc Ock for me yet.
6763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spam Spam Spam! on: July 12, 2004, 01:43:11 PM
So long as they have night-vision, HK-equipped seeker-killer units hunting down spammers, I think they might have a chance. slywink Short of that I don't know. I'm just glad I don't have a Hotmail account anymore.
6764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Loving the heck out of Spider-Man 2 on: July 12, 2004, 01:41:37 PM
I'm in Chapter 7 right now (finished the arena maze with the dork on the jetpack last night) and I'm really starting to see the flaws. The controls are good, but the responsiveness to the controls is lacking. I'll swing into the side of a building and just float there, sticking a jump is kinda tough when you catch on the side of a building, and it's amazing how quickly you can swing into a building, go into a wall run, and be heading straight down instead of up. That's to mention the draw rate problems, or other random bugs and glitches that are showing a game that needed at least another couple of weeks of polish. And the less said about the water missions the better. :twisted:

I'm glad I didn't pay full price, and for $20 I'm still having fun despite the dozens of problems. Am I alone in thinking this?
6765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Riddick reminds me of Fallout... on: July 12, 2004, 01:34:57 PM
Very true. Sadly, you can't pimp your cell mates out, but maybe they're saving that for the sequel. slywink

Man, I love "Escape From Butcher Bay." The more I'm playing Spider-Man 2, the more I'm realizing just how much polish is missing from that compared to "Riddick."
6766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Confirmed for E3 2005 on: July 12, 2004, 01:33:46 PM
Quite true. I'm hoping to God I can make E3 this year. smile This will be the big one, methinks. Plus, we might even get to see more Half-Life 2 again! :twisted:
6767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What would you do if there were no video games? on: July 11, 2004, 04:56:39 PM
I'd find refuge in porn. :twisted:
6768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Shots on: July 09, 2004, 06:03:01 PM
HK-47 rules all. Plain and simple. Keep him with you at all times and you'll never stop laughing. biggrin

"There's a 10% chance the little creature is lying to you, Master. Would you like me to blast him now?"
6769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / V! on: July 09, 2004, 06:00:04 PM
Marc Singer you complete me. biggrin

I watched this also as a kid and loved it. I didn't get freaked out by the effects all that much until Diana showed that's she's the queen of deep throat action. slywink

I also second Michael Ironside as being a great character. Just a really bad guy who figured out that aliens were much worse. I love it. smile
6770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider-Man 2 Dork discussion - Spoilers about movie on: July 08, 2004, 07:26:24 PM
Actually, you could wind up with Dr. Connors turning into the Lizard at the same time that Kraven has come to town to hunt Spider-Man. Then he winds up hunting them both, while Spider-Man tries to save Connors' life/restore him, while avoiding Kraven. smile
6771  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider-Man 2 Dork discussion - Spoilers about movie on: July 08, 2004, 03:03:03 PM
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Was that Stan Lee during the first fight who almost got hit by rubble?  It happened so fast I wasn't sure if that was him.

Yup. It was a "blink and you miss him" moment, but that was him. biggrin

Personally, I love the world and villains of the X-Men but I like Spider-Man as a character overall. The villains of Spider-Man just suck when it's not Doc Ock, though. Rhino? WTF is this? "My First Super-Villain", and the best they come up with is someone in Titanium armor that's a little slow in the head? Boy, that's threatening. :roll:
6772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider-Man 2 Dork discussion - Spoilers about movie on: July 08, 2004, 01:23:49 AM
The Bruce.

The "Doc Ock wakes up" sequence which had me and my two friends in hysterics laughing, while everyone else was terrified.

The zoom on the chainsaw

"How about Dr. Strange?"
"Nah, it's taken!"

Jonah's regret about Spider-Man and his immediate about-face. biggrin

Quick eyes will spy the Ashmobile

The gag referencing Tobey's recent back troubles

The fact that the movie set-up Spider-Man 3, 4 and 5 in about 5 seconds a piece.

The next to final shot in the movie, which was about as joyous a moment as I've ever seen, and then the final shot of the movie, which said that Mary Jane knows exactly what she's signed up for

Aunt May's speech about heros, which just grabbed me emotionally. Something, I should add, I didn't think possible anymore.

I cannot begin to say how much I loved this movie. biggrin
6773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Loving the heck out of Spider-Man 2 on: July 07, 2004, 08:34:04 PM
To this end, I've enjoyed seeing first-hand New York geography. I know whenever I go there I'm going to want to leap from building to building. smile
6774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prince of Persia - Please Explain on: July 07, 2004, 08:33:01 PM
Ninja Gaiden could do with far less jumping puzzles, mainly because those are the spawn of SATAN!!!! :evil:

PoP simply pwns NG at every corner in my book, but I still enjoy it. I haven't played it in a while though, which means when I go back to it I'm probably going to have my ass handed to me time and again while I get back up to speed on the moves and such.
6775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Spiderman Sells 2 million on: July 07, 2004, 08:26:32 PM
It's kinda like the n-Gage "selling" so many units, only not half as funny. biggrin
6776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Resident Evil movie trailer on: July 07, 2004, 06:44:42 PM
Eh. There were parts of the first one that I really dug - the commando invasion of the house for instance - but overall I thought it was stupid. Since this movie deals more with the game plot, I'm more interested in seeing this one. Here's hoping Paul "Weak Sauce" Anderson doesn't hose all over it. smile
6777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prince of Persia - Please Explain on: July 07, 2004, 06:41:40 PM
The atmosphere is what did it for me. I love the fantasy of Perisa in "Arabian Nights," I love the culture of "Lawrence of Arabia," and I kick myself for missing "Hidalgo" in the theater. For me, "Prince of Persia" just swallowed me up in the glorious atmosphere I've been in for a long time. The music, the dust, the sand, the arcitecture, the great dialogue, the prince's arrogance gradually giving way to respect and devotion. This was some of the most entertaining gaming I've ever done, and I loved every second of it.

Games are supposed to be entertaining, there's no question of that. But we all tend to play titles that appeal to something we're interested in. I can't stand football, hence I never play any of the "Madden" series. Does that make them bad games? Nope, just something I'm not interested in. Personally, PoP was some of the best bang for the buck I've played on the consoles, and the thought of the sequel improving on everything later this year has me drooling. biggrin

If you didn't appreciate it, then don't sweat it. I loved it from the bottom of my heart and that's that. It's similar to "Star Wars: Rebellion." Some got it and loved it (like me), others got it and hated it. Each to their own.
6778  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone got Wild Arms 3 for PS2? on: July 07, 2004, 01:29:00 PM
I was curious about this for a while but I traded it for something else. Now I'm curious again. smile Anyone up for a trade?
6779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Loving the heck out of Spider-Man 2 on: July 07, 2004, 01:55:02 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Hey, you earned it!

Tell me about it. After playing that game for a bit, you start to realize you really are living in Hell.  :twisted:
6780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Loving the heck out of Spider-Man 2 on: July 06, 2004, 11:09:38 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
I traded in four of the worst games I've had the displeasure to review. smile

But you kept all that filthy Spawn money! :twisted:

6781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Shots on: July 06, 2004, 11:09:08 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
I just noticed you both posted at the exact same time.  I thought wbs was still confused.

Dude, I'm always confused. Don't you know that by now?

Personally, I doubt winter very much unless Obsidian was so far ahead of schedule it's ridiculous. That's my $.02 though so take that for what you will.
6782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Loving the heck out of Spider-Man 2 on: July 06, 2004, 05:32:30 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Where did you get it for $20?  

I'm going to go to CC at lunch today and see if I can buy 4 of their $5 games, and trade them in at EB for Spiderman.

I traded in four of the worst games I've had the displeasure to review. smile
6783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chronicles of Riddick? on: July 06, 2004, 02:17:16 PM
Right now, this game is standing tall as my GOTY. But there's still many miles to go, so we'll see where it ends up in December. smile
6784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Shots on: July 06, 2004, 02:15:31 PM
It's scheduled for February next year, but we'll see. smile
6785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Loving the heck out of Spider-Man 2 on: July 06, 2004, 02:14:57 PM
Thumbs up from me on this one just in terms of sheer size. For the $20 I got it for, this one has been a solid title. I actually got to play a good chunk of it for a long while this weekend and I can say in spite of the glitches, hiccups, and AI-randomly-going-stupid moments, I've found so much to do and collect it's been great. Not to mention web-slinging all over the place just never gets old. I blew through Times Square the other day and heard, "Lookin' good!" and I just thought, "Sweeeet." biggrin

When I saved last I was riding on top of the El. I've stopped before I go to Dr. Octavias' apartment so it's early yet, but I've gone around stopping crimes and collecting tokens. And letting people drown. Those "save the boat" missions just suck.
6786  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / is all well? on: July 01, 2004, 04:14:13 PM
We just made sure that neither PJ nor myself get too attached to our first borns, but them's the breaks. :twisted:
6787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Brooke Burke KINDA hot?!?!? on: July 01, 2004, 04:12:45 PM
Nice find, KD, but the chick who's dating Bruce Willis don't qualify as "Brooke Burke". biggrin
6788  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey 2 impressions? (No spoilers please) on: July 01, 2004, 04:11:59 PM
Seeing it tonight and dying to know just  how great it can be. That preview has had me drooling for a long while and the poster has been my PC's background for a long while.
6789  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 4th of July Weekend? on: June 30, 2004, 07:31:36 PM
Engagement photos that keep getting postponed due to the weather here sucking wind. Bill's description of Lone Star Weather on the front page of GG was spot-on. We keep trying, it keeps raining, and so forth. My Lady's birthday is actually July 4, so it will be all-birthday all-weekend, along with wedding stuff too.

/kicks himself for not forcibly suggesting Vegas as an alternative
6790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So Firefly's not doing anything for me... on: June 30, 2004, 03:48:34 PM
Quote from: "Graham"
I would be tempted but buy the Farscape DVD's if they came in a season set.  I'm not one of those that likes to buy individual discs.  Maybe I'll eventually rent one.

That's why I borrowed the discs from a friend instead of paying for it. smile I've got two more episodes left and now I'm starting to really enjoy it. The show, for me, didn't start clicking until they heisted the hospital in "Ariel," but again the Blue Hand Group proved to be really stupid malevolent villains. Oh well. The other big heist episode, the unaired one with Saffron, was a side-splitter. Having River and Simon find out and confront Jayne was also good, as was River's "I can kill you with my brain" and the look on Jayne's face afterwards. Good stuff. It's funny though that the unaired episodes have been some of the best. Just finished "War Stories" last night and that was fantastic. I can definitely see the potential for the show and where it could have gone, but again, FOX strikes again.

The gag real wasn't that funny, though the first bit with Nathan Fillion and the camera was a gut buster.
6791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So Firefly's not doing anything for me... on: June 28, 2004, 06:40:55 PM
I think DS9 was a hell of a lot better than Firefly, but it was building on a universe that was 30 years in the making. Firefly has proven to be funnier than DS9 was though (excepting "Little Green Men"). Overall though it's just not blowing me away. Here's yet another case of the GGFE leading another lamb to the slaughter. smile Although, I just started up the one with the Capt. reminiscing about how he hooked up the crew while he's bleeding to death and going down with the ship, and thus far it's stellar. Maybe it picks up from here... we shall see. smile
6792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I Finally Did it! on: June 28, 2004, 03:36:52 PM
Your son will absolutely love Voodoo Vince, though it may be too difficult for him. That's some high-quality humor there, and it's right about the type he may get a kick out of watching. Plus the game is just dang fun.
6793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So Firefly's not doing anything for me... on: June 28, 2004, 02:05:59 PM
All along on the forums across the internet, all I heard was how great Firefly was and evil FOX was for showing it out of order and killing it early. While I agree with FOX's blatant stupidity, the show never clicked for me. So everyone on the internet (and especially GG) told me to watch it in order. I'm doing so now.

The show still blows, guys. smile

There are moments of brilliantly funny parts, 9/10's of which are Adam Baldwin's Jayne, and the other 1/10 being the scattered one-liners. Kaylee is damn cute, Inara is gorgeous, the Blue Hand Group is one of the dumbest ideas for malevolent villains, like, ever, and the Alliance capital ships are... what? Floating cities? That can sneak up on the crew of a small craft like Serenity... how? It's not like there are hills to hide behind. Oh no, the crew says "We got incoming!" They race to the bridge and there's an Alliance ship. Huh?

Also, the whole Old West in Space angle ain't what I'd call "well-done." More like Sunny Side Up. They all have a real cheery approach to the universe at hand, but when you look closely at it and poke at it, it gets all runny and slippery. Just my thoughts. I'll finish the show, but I ain't seein' what all the fuss was about.
6794  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / There is going to be a raid.... on: June 28, 2004, 01:59:30 PM
Never underestimate the capacity for human stupidity. If people are given fair warning and still screw up, it's no one's fault but their's. Sorta like whenever I (frequently) speed. So it's says 20mph and there are kids crossing and such. I have the game on at home, dammit! I should be there NOW!!! biggrin
6795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Shots on: June 25, 2004, 08:45:11 PM
You know, people point out that scene as the stand-out of awfulness, but IMO the "confession of love" scene near the fireplace takes the cake for worst love scene ever. smile
6796  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gmail invites on: June 25, 2004, 07:48:55 PM
I, too, have a few invites, so when Phormio runs out, if anyone wants one feel free to shoot me a line. smile

Dear God and all that's Holy do I love G-Mail.
6797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Shots on: June 25, 2004, 07:45:45 PM
What's sad is those look more Star Wars-y than the last two movies did in their entirety. Just my opinion, though. :twisted:
6798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / new ninja gaiden content! on: June 24, 2004, 03:32:20 PM
Bah. Something else those of us w/o Live can't touch. Grr...
6799  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Today's Thing you can't Un-See on: June 24, 2004, 03:30:38 PM
Another case for genetic screening at birth to weed out the rougher spots of society.  :twisted:
6800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Preview Discussion: Spider-Man 2 on: June 23, 2004, 01:42:50 AM
How about flying through really tight spaces? My favorite shot from the previews is that first split second shot of Spider-Man flying between the cab and the trailer of a big rig while chasing some villains. That one shot guarantees I'll be in the theater next week. biggrin

Another big thing I want to do is slingshot around buildings. How does the manual (i.e. two webslingers) handle versus just the one webslinger with automatic?
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