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10121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mooninites 1, Boston 0 on: February 02, 2007, 01:41:01 PM
The Metro has a great picture this morning of people holding up LED signs of the mooninite that read, "1-31-07 Never Forget."
10122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Question on: February 01, 2007, 09:00:13 PM

Quote from: Atragon on February 01, 2007, 08:37:00 PM

Metal fatigue did have base building. Are you perhaps thinking of Ground Control?

That's it! Ground Control II was what I was thinking of.  My sanity thanks you.
10123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS2: Rogue Galaxy on: February 01, 2007, 08:57:41 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on February 01, 2007, 05:50:37 PM

Willpower evaporating. I'm sensing a trip to Best Buy is my plans for tonight.

I'm finding it hard to resist as well, it seems right up my alley.  There's a little voice in my head that's getting drowned out more and more, he's trying to remind me that I still haven't finished Zelda, FFXII, FFIII, Golden Sun, Dragon Ques...what's that?  La la la can't hear you anymore.
10124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Question on: February 01, 2007, 04:12:06 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on February 01, 2007, 03:43:42 PM

Quote from: Turtle on February 01, 2007, 05:37:18 AM

CoH has gotten old to me, unfortunately.  I'm waiting on a game that has no base building or resourcing, and instead allows me to focus on tactics.
TOTAL WAR!

Or the old Myth games.

Or Z?  Or the pre-fab scenarios in war room in Advance Wars?  There's another PC game along those lines that's escaping my memory.  I think it had robots, two or three factions, and no bases.  You deploy your troops and have the ability to call down reinforcements if you reach certain points.  Metal Fatigue?  Did that have base construction?
10125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] GRAW 2 Demo is on Live! on: February 01, 2007, 04:04:25 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 01, 2007, 03:36:58 PM

Quote from: Jancelot on January 31, 2007, 08:10:55 PM

And of course you could always just go play CoD3 and then the GRAW A.I. looks like Big Blue.  icon_biggrin

So they just sit around and play chess?

You're thinking of the supercomputer, Deep Blue.  I'm pretty sure that Jancelot's Big Blue is referring to Papa Smurf, or maybe a bus line that runs in Santa Monica.
10126  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Windows Vista on: January 31, 2007, 08:24:19 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 31, 2007, 08:21:35 PM

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Easier business networking connectivity with Networking Center and Remote Desktop

No MSTSC without Ultimate on home platform; Business or Ultimate is my only path. frown

Is that a spinoff of MST3K?  Definitely need Ultimate in that case.
10127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP shipments drop 75% on: January 31, 2007, 07:31:22 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on January 31, 2007, 06:56:27 PM

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PSP sold really well over the holidays.

Ahm, how do you figure that?

I would imagine that when working at a game store you are often given the opportunity to see what people are buying. slywink
10128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Settlers of Catan (Live Arcade) screenshots on: January 31, 2007, 04:50:48 PM

Quote from: JLu on January 31, 2007, 04:44:25 PM

That looks interesting; though I admit I don't quite 'get' the game based on the pics...

In a nutshell you're trying to settle new areas while developing existing settlements.  The main gameplay element is resource trading.  Depending on what type of land your settlements border, you will gain access to several different types of resources.  You may end up having a surplus of lumber while you really need more livestock to build your next goal.  This brings forth the joke that never gets old: "Have wood for sheep!"

There are other elements that get thrown in, such as ports to control that give you special deals on certain resources, and the robber token that lets you deny access to a tile's resources.

Great great game, I hope this version turns out well.
10129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Settlers of Catan (Live Arcade) screenshots on: January 31, 2007, 04:32:02 PM








Thanks, imageshack!
10130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony profits hit hard by PS3. on: January 31, 2007, 01:45:25 PM
If they're losing more money than they expected on the PS3, the PS3 must be selling better than expected?
10131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP shipments drop 75% on: January 30, 2007, 08:32:06 PM
A significant price drop would entice me to re-purchase as well, that Final Fantasy Tactics game just looks too good.
10132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Ten New Titles Approach the Xbox Live Arcade Horizon on: January 30, 2007, 07:54:50 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 30, 2007, 07:46:15 PM

Quote from: Jancelot on January 30, 2007, 07:39:18 PM

Did you play it multiplayer with 3 other opponents (or at least 2 others)?  That's when the game truly shines.  Trash talking, ninja-roping, worm slapping, Holy Hand Grenade throwing good times.

Maybe that's what I missed. 

The immense satisfaction of sending a worm to their doom with a benign little prod...definitely a game to play multiplayer.
10133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Ten New Titles Approach the Xbox Live Arcade Horizon on: January 30, 2007, 07:21:47 PM
From that list: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Settlers of Catan, Worms.  headbang
10134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Advice for Finding a Wii? on: January 30, 2007, 06:03:10 PM
FWIW a coworker heard his local Walmart was holding 28 units for last Sunday morning.  They're a 24-hour store, and he was able to just walk in at 12:10am and buy one without a crazy subzero wait in line.
10135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect inches closer to launch on: January 30, 2007, 04:21:39 PM
You know, I'm surprised to say it, but I think this game might just drive me to finally buy a HDTV.
10136  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: System Selectors on: January 30, 2007, 03:02:01 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 30, 2007, 02:56:45 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 30, 2007, 02:53:30 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 30, 2007, 02:20:04 PM

Is it the Pelican System Selector Pro?  I've had the for about a year and a half and it's done a great job for me with no noticeable video degradation.
Can you find that Pelican Pro unit at a place like Best Buy?  Or should I just get it from newegg?

Pretty sure I've seen the updated Pelicans at Best Buy.  I got mine from Fry's.  However, I would guess that Newegg would have them cheaper so it might be better to get it from them anyway. 

Normally I'd just go with Newegg, but lately UPS and Fedex have been playing "ignore the 'please leave the package here so I don't have to drive 45 minutes to the docks to get it' slips" with all the tenants in my building.  When possible, it's easier to just Best Buy it on my way home.
10137  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: System Selectors on: January 30, 2007, 02:53:30 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 30, 2007, 02:20:04 PM

Is it the Pelican System Selector Pro?  I've had the for about a year and a half and it's done a great job for me with no noticeable video degradation.
Can you find that Pelican Pro unit at a place like Best Buy?  Or should I just get it from newegg?
10138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another "What TV Should I Buy" thread on: January 30, 2007, 02:46:20 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on January 30, 2007, 02:37:19 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on January 30, 2007, 09:30:25 AM

Ok not sure if this will help but is your coax cable into the tv coming from the cable box?  If so you may want to try bypassing the box, going from the wall outlet right to the tv.  I'd check it out myself but while I have a Vizio tv I use Directv for my service.

I could do that, but would I be able to get the digital channels that way?

Are cable digital channels that different than over-the-air digital?  This is all foreign to me, but I'm not sure I understand why you wouldn't be able to get digital cable channels directly if you can get digital channels with rabbit ears.
10139  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Windows Vista on: January 30, 2007, 02:14:11 PM
If you're like me and have no idea what the differene between Premium and Ultimate is, this article seems like a good overview.
10140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Settlers DS? on: January 29, 2007, 06:19:40 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 29, 2007, 06:02:24 PM

I thought someone posted about this and another game?  If I recall, the discussion got sidetracked from The Settlers.

I remember someone had posted some Settlers DS information from the shiny thing over there on the copy machine kind of looks like Bob Hope.  I think it's a paperclip that got chewed up in the machine but--it does!  It does look like Bop Hope!  Look at it from the side, no the other side.  See the chin?  Uncanny.  I wonder if we could make something from this on ebay.  I don't like using Paypal, though.  I hear they're run by Libertarians.  I don't trust my money with a bunch of quiet book-scanners.  What are you talking about, political party?  Don't try and trick me with your politics mumbo jumbo, I know a Libertarian when I see one.  Like that day in the park...
10141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Virtual Console Releases for 1/29 on: January 29, 2007, 05:55:41 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 29, 2007, 05:17:02 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 29, 2007, 05:10:50 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 29, 2007, 05:08:07 PM

Where do you find the schedule for game releases? I would like to see what I missed.

Upcoming stuff gets reported on by the various gaming news sites. 

As to what you've missed I'm sure there is a site that has archived everything but it's pretty easy just to browse through it on the Wii itself. 

I'm at work or I would browse the Wii. I will just check IGN and see if they have it. Thanks!
There's always Wikipedia's list of virtual console titles.
10142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Locking down a Wii on: January 28, 2007, 07:09:19 PM
Another option, if you don't mind permanently attaching something to the Wii, is to get one of those super-adhesive thingies designed for securing laptops or computers, like the Belkin Bulldog.
10143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best James Bond film? on: January 25, 2007, 06:06:11 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 25, 2007, 05:42:46 PM

It was a very tough choice between Goldfinger and Thunderball for me....

My top two as well, I went with Thunderball for the poll.
10144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hotel Dusk : Room 251 Anyone find it yet? on: January 25, 2007, 01:43:19 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 25, 2007, 01:26:16 PM

I only managed about 15 minutes with it, but man it OOZES style.  The music is phenominal and the animation style is gorgeous.  Can't wait to get more time with it.

Ok, I don't care that you've only seen 15 minutes of it, that was all I needed to be convinced to buy this.
10145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 25, 2007, 04:08:56 AM

Quote from: Jag on January 19, 2007, 08:27:46 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 19, 2007, 07:53:48 PM

Quote from: naednek on January 19, 2007, 01:26:42 PM

Quote from: Toe on January 19, 2007, 04:33:18 AM



I can't stop looking.

I wish you could run it backwards.

And scroll the camera...

I can't help with scrolling the camera, but...

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10146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Original Star Wars Trailer (Holy...) on: January 25, 2007, 04:07:47 AM
It's amazing how much you lose in those scenes when you cut out the music.  I've seen them a thousand times, but without the music they're almost hard to recognize.
10147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Live Arcade Game This Week Is..... on: January 24, 2007, 11:58:41 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 24, 2007, 08:10:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 24, 2007, 04:03:58 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 24, 2007, 03:01:30 PM

Where's the cat picture for "Who gives a crap?"  I've never downloaded an XBLA game.  I don't know why you would spend $400 on a console to play sucky ancient arcade games.  I mean, great if they got 'em, but I'm not spending money on it.

Do you feel the same about people paying $10-15 bucks on simple PopCap games, card games, or other budget titles to play on their $2000 PCs?

First off, nobody bought a $2000 PC to play PopCap games.  Second, simple PopCap games, etc. rarely come up as a topic of discussion on these forums.

That's the whole idea, I dont think anyone bought a $400 Xbox just to play Live downloads.  But once you have that expensive PC or 360, and something fun is offered for $10, it's tempting to get.

I'm not sure why it's relevant whether or not we talk about PopCap games here, but FWIW it's from these forums that I learned about Bookwork Adventures, Insaniquarium, Oasis, Heavy Weapon, Zuma, several Breakout clones, and other fun little budget priced diversions.  But even if we didn't talk about any budget titles here, I think the parallel to Live games still stands.
10148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Live Arcade Game This Week Is..... on: January 24, 2007, 04:03:58 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 24, 2007, 03:01:30 PM

Where's the cat picture for "Who gives a crap?"  I've never downloaded an XBLA game.  I don't know why you would spend $400 on a console to play sucky ancient arcade games.  I mean, great if they got 'em, but I'm not spending money on it.

Do you feel the same about people paying $10-15 bucks on simple PopCap games, card games, or other budget titles to play on their $2000 PCs?
10149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IGN Picks PS3 as Best Console of 2006 on: January 24, 2007, 01:52:21 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 24, 2007, 01:40:23 AM

"Judging the consoles based upon a broad perspective that includes software now available and coming in the future an entirely different argument could be formulated.......Though the launch software hasn't blown anyone away, the 360's launch titles were equally unimpressive, and the system will certainly mature."

So they are awarding the best console of 2006 based on games that will come out in the future?

Wow.

And linux, because "the availability of supported Linux distributions for the console will also develop and will likely bear entirely unexpected fruit in future."

Everyone is chomping at the bit to see what Linux has in store for the PS3.  "Hot damn, a console that will support Linux distributions!" they say.  Parents ask their teenagers, "Which console do you want for Christmas?" and the kids always say, "Give me a console with Linux-based productivity packs! YAY!"
10150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EBGames going away. on: January 24, 2007, 01:29:02 AM
While we're on the subject, can we send out a memo letting everyone know that using a $ for Micro$oft or M$ is also no longer clever?

NiM$ is still ok to use, however.
10151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Today's VC release on: January 22, 2007, 07:40:51 PM
Was Comix Zone the game where you're a kid that gets sucked into a comic book and you fight from panel to panel, interacting with the book itself by slamming people through panel dividers and things like that?
10152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/22) on: January 22, 2007, 03:11:06 PM

Quote from: Hetz on January 22, 2007, 02:56:11 PM

Europa Universalis III

Ooh, my eyes completely skipped over that on the list.  This will beat out Hotel Dusk for my money if the first impressions are favorable.
10153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/22) on: January 22, 2007, 02:50:07 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 22, 2007, 02:12:27 PM

Somewhat interested in Hotel Dusk, but will probably wait for a few more reviews.
Same here, eagerly awaiting impressions from you folks who're planning to grab it. smile
10154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Circuitcity.com HAS Wii's NOW UPDATE: Sold Out on: January 19, 2007, 03:31:11 PM
Thanks again, Crabbs. It just arrived, and is sitting there, taunting me, slowing down the clocks at the office.

If you're already at work...is it too late to call in sick?

I'm also tempted to see if I can book one of the building's giant conference rooms with a 100" presentation screen for a few hours...
10155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 19/Jan/06 on: January 19, 2007, 03:28:20 PM
Woop woop woop, Wii just arrived at my work, so I think I'm going to forgo sleep this weekend and have a nice little Zelda marathon, with some Sports intermissions.
10156  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Newegg has the Wii Remote/NunChucks & Classic Controller on: January 19, 2007, 01:58:20 PM
1/19 - Wii remotes in stock at newegg

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=78-190-051
10157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Supreme Commander Gold!! on: January 18, 2007, 11:56:48 PM
I'm about as big a Total Annihilation fanboy as they come, and sadly I'm going to be waiting for reviews and impressions on a game that, in another timeline, I easily could've spent $90 on day 1 for a fanboy collector's edition with goofy figurine, pin, and cloth map.
10158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Fire Emblem Screens on: January 18, 2007, 11:53:50 PM
Wow, lookin' good.  When's this due?
10159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dreamcast Discs no longer in production. U2k Slits Wrists on: January 18, 2007, 11:51:59 PM
I wasn't a fan of U2K, but...yikes KD.
10160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Controller Ever? Also: Gesture Based Gaming. What's its Impact? on: January 18, 2007, 10:51:01 PM
Of the pre-Wii style controllers, the top 3, in order:
1. 360 Controller
2. 6-button Genesis controller
3. NES Max
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