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10441  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An ATB Retrospective on: November 29, 2006, 02:57:02 PM
ATB, your post somehow triggered Connie Chung's rendition of "Thanks for the Memories" to start playing on repeat in my head.

10442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: my buddy just busted one of my wii-mote straps on: November 29, 2006, 02:05:50 PM
Nintendo clearly needs to rerelease the Powerglove with an added gizmo to lock the Wiimote into your grip. 

Rise from your grave.
10443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: VC titles coming tonight or tomorrow morning on: November 29, 2006, 12:17:14 AM
What was the final word on the pricing for VC titles?
10444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and used games on: November 28, 2006, 04:28:29 PM

Quote from: lokiju on November 28, 2006, 04:20:13 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 28, 2006, 03:47:12 PM

Quote from: The_Man on November 28, 2006, 12:19:59 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 28, 2006, 10:42:41 AM

I remember a few months ago reading horror stories about how Sony was going to make it so that only the original purchaser of a game would be able to play it on their own PS3.  So now that the PS3 is out, for those that bought it, is there any indication that you won't be able to resell your game once you tire of it?  Or were those reports all fearmongering?

That was simply a rumor.  Gamestop has already gotten a few used PS3 games in.

Not a rumor good sir...just not implemented. (yet)

So Sony actually entertained the notion of making sure their games couldn't be rented through huge companies like Blockbuster (Gamefly, etc), or sold as used via Eb and Gamestop? I guess that also makes returns (from stores that allow them) out of the question. Also, you can't bring your game to a friend's house to play co-op? Anything else I missed (of course I did, come join in the fun!)?

It was just a patent for the technology that the rumor grew from, there's other things they could do with the concept besides locking down the normal library of games. 

  • DIVX style blu-ray rentals that you can "rent" from an ordinary store for $4 that can only be used on your system and expire after a week
  • Games you buy in a store but are small enough to fit on the hard drive.  This tech could make it so you could buy the game, install it, and then play it without putting the disc back in the drive, without allowing you to pass it on to all your friends
  • In-store expansion packs.  Similar to the above, letting you install an expansion pack and then store the disc away, without allowing you to give everyone you know the expansion pack for free.
Then again, this is Sony, so perhaps it's not irrational to assume the worst.
10445  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Devil's Holiday Sale on: November 28, 2006, 03:29:19 PM

Quote from: Devil on November 28, 2006, 02:52:45 PM

Not even a nibble!

List the random stuff!
10446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shadowrun Open Beta Sign-up on: November 28, 2006, 03:27:31 PM
Can someone please provide a lazy me with a quick summary of what this game is and why I should be excited about it?  The title isn't ringing a bell.
10447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Follow-up on the PS3 shooting victim in CT on: November 28, 2006, 02:56:30 PM

Quote from: Kobra on November 28, 2006, 02:52:43 PM

Wow, that guy sounds retarded.

“When they let us in the lobby there at Wal-Mart, I was on the floor coughing up blood and telling the workers to take the wallet out of my pocket and give it to my friends so they could continue waiting in line and purchase the PS3s,” Mr. Penkala said. “For some reason I wasn’t thinking about my wound, I was all about those PlayStations.”

This guy was a few inches to the left away from being a finalist for this year's Darwin Award.
10448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Follow-up on the PS3 shooting victim in CT on: November 28, 2006, 02:35:20 PM
Public Service Announcement:  Your life is probably worth more to you than $2600
10449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and used games on: November 28, 2006, 02:06:24 PM
Also contrary to some pictures that were floating around the internet in the months before the launch, the PS3 will not grill both sides of your food at once and Knock-Out-the-Fat™.

Sony bastards™.
10450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Motorstorm - The Real PS3 Killer App! on: November 28, 2006, 02:59:15 AM
You guys are all crazy, I'm shelling out my $600 for FANTAVISION 2!
10451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am amazed by the skills of some people here on: November 27, 2006, 10:30:53 PM
I think this thread is going to depress anyone who tried to start a forum topic but got a few (or no) replies.

That's right, a robot can initiate a more engaging conversation than you can.
10452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Working tech support has given me no hope for mankind. on: November 27, 2006, 06:45:47 PM
I try to be polite with tech support, but I'm not very familiar with the social customs of India so I'm sure I unknowingly breach proper etiquette from time to time.
10453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 27, 2006, 05:50:48 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 27, 2006, 05:25:24 PM

Seriously, enough of the forum bashing

Quoted for truth.  I'm sick and tired of defending the IGN forums, we're people too you know, even if you aren't cool enough to understand our lingo.
10454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am amazed by the skills of some people here on: November 27, 2006, 02:35:12 PM
The spam message is just hidden a bit, "i have many questions about music, web , PC and education... " is German for "INCREASE YOUR PENIS SIZE UP TO 24 INCHES!!!!"
10455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Twilight Princess component cable question on: November 27, 2006, 10:21:05 AM
This happens when your retinas' refresh rate is too close to your television's refresh rate.  Right click your pupil and hit properties.
10456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is that center button at the top on the Wii classic controller? on: November 20, 2006, 05:48:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 20, 2006, 12:37:17 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 20, 2006, 04:33:58 AM

Quote from: Misguided on November 20, 2006, 03:46:31 AM

5 Lions Voltron is teh  thumbsdown
Land, Sea, and Air teams FTW!


Minus 50 points from Misguided's Geek Cred.  Everyone knows the best Voltron had the lions.

+ infinity

Land, Sea and Air Teams FTW?

OMGzorz!  Where's the 'block posts from user' option?!

Confession time here, I grew up watching the vehicle team, not the lion team.  I saw vehicle team first and when I first saw lion team I thought it was dumb not only because there were just 5 of them, but because they were all pretty much the same.  Lot's more variety in vehicle team, and they can combine into three 5-vehicle machines as well as the 15 vehicle robot.

+many to Misguided.
10457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 18, 2006, 11:58:19 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 18, 2006, 06:38:44 PM

That is wonderful.
10458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the greatest time/life waster on: November 18, 2006, 11:42:52 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 18, 2006, 09:37:00 PM

Seriously, I have no idea what the hell I'm doing with this game.   :icon_eek:
If you've never done them before, I'd recommend doing the RPG one first, then the sphere, then the new cube one.  IMO that's the order from easiest to hardest.

And don't go looking up the solution!  You'll miss out on some of the fun accidents that way.
10459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy III (DS) Impressions on: November 18, 2006, 07:51:57 AM

Quote from: Brinstil on November 18, 2006, 06:49:49 AM

Is the story any good? Entertaining characters? Or is it essentially just the same ole' same ole'?
I don't have the game, but I believe your characters are the super-generic FFI type.  I'd expect all the real characters to be found in the people you meet or escort.
10460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 'I Got A PS3!' Thread on: November 18, 2006, 05:33:22 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 18, 2006, 05:29:20 AM

Damn will you guys give the "sell it" shit a rest?
I'd buy that for a dollar!
10461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Cable Comparison - RF/SVideo/Component/480p/720p/VGA/ on: November 18, 2006, 04:49:33 AM
I'm surprised how small the difference is between composite and s-video.  I thought s-video was much closer to component.
10462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prediction - the sixaxis will be redesigned within six months on: November 18, 2006, 04:46:35 AM
I hope some 3rd party releases a copy of the boomerang version of the controller, still curious if something like that would be comfortable.

Plus it would be fun to fight crime with it.
10463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 17, 2006, 12:28:33 AM

Quote from: Destructor on November 17, 2006, 12:25:09 AM

Quote from: Hetz on November 16, 2006, 08:55:54 PM

Here is a scan of the back of the Untold Legends Box that I just made. It shows the 'Supported HD Video Output' box.

So...could the all-important section on the box (for those who's TV can't support all resolutions) be any smaller?

It's hard to read because the image is being downscaled to low definition since your monitor doesn't support the proper resolution.
10464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 16, 2006, 08:13:10 PM
According to this article, Sony is losing $241 on each $600 PS3 sold, and losing $307 on each $500 version sold.

Kind of funny that it's cheaper to buy both a PS3 and a Wii together than it is to manufacture a single PS3.
10465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Persistent sexual arousal syndrome in Japanese women - whoa! on: November 16, 2006, 04:23:52 PM
I'm sure a lot of people wish they had seen this coming.
10466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Achievements? on: November 16, 2006, 03:47:04 PM

Quote from: warning on November 16, 2006, 03:29:54 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 16, 2006, 03:25:36 PM

Quote from: Arkon on November 16, 2006, 03:16:27 PM

Would they be called...


Boo.  icon_biggrin

I prefer the term Zelda Points.  icon_smile


I'll submit "Achwiivements" for the running.
10467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official what are you buying at launch thread (PS3 & Wii) on: November 16, 2006, 03:09:07 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 16, 2006, 02:35:20 PM

Oh and I did not marry a rich lady and I did not win the lottery. Also, I am not an astrophysicist.  ninja

mmm....organized crime....
10468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy III (DS) Impressions on: November 16, 2006, 02:18:58 PM

Quote from: Poomba on November 16, 2006, 02:05:05 PM

Is the strat guide crucial? I can remember playing FF III on my SNES and sitting on the living room floor of my parent's house growing up, enjoying my $80 game purchase and using the guide to keep me going through the rough spots.
Wait, now you're confusing me.  Is this game a remake of the Japanese III or the American III that was really VI?
10469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Excite Truck: 6.8 at Gamspot on: November 16, 2006, 02:14:51 PM
Too bad they didn't bundle Excite Truck with the Wii along with Sports.  Sounds like it'd work as a good "ooh neat" tech demo to get people used to the controller like Sports is doing.
10470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero: is Wireless worth it? on: November 16, 2006, 01:46:48 PM
Has anyone seen pics of someone modding a real guitar to be a Guitar Hero controller?  It might be fun to find a garage sale Stratocaster knock-off and stick all the controls onto it.
10471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Excite Truck: 6.8 at Gamspot on: November 16, 2006, 04:26:08 AM



10472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 15, 2006, 11:59:13 PM

Quote from: GGMark on November 15, 2006, 11:48:47 PM

Bill at DW has a item up that is still rumour, but saying sony will only be shipping 140,000 units.  Better and better

Dubious Wallabies?   icon_wink
10473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 15, 2006, 11:06:14 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 15, 2006, 10:59:28 PM

Here is what I have:

Ridge Racer 7: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
NBA 2k7: 1080p only
Gundam: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Madden 07: 480p, 720p
Resistance: 720p only
Genji: 720p only

Help me, I'm HD illiterate.  Does this mean that if your TV doesn't support 1080p you wouldn't be able to play NBA in high def?  The only options are 1080p or 480i?
10474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Scalper = Asshole on: November 15, 2006, 09:04:49 PM
It would be in bad taste for someone to make a joke about jblank accidentally double posting, and so I just want to put it out there that people should refrain from such negative humor.  It'll probably be taken the wrong way.  Yes, even if smilies are used, so don't even think about it.
10475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultimately, in a couple years, which console will have won this generation? on: November 15, 2006, 08:16:57 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 15, 2006, 08:13:20 PM

What is the point of these silly threads? This is like making a thread asking if aliens will land on earth in the next 3 years. Who know? How can any single one of us know? How is the question itself properly quantifiable? These who will be the best console threads just annoy me.

Do you hate Superbowl Pool games as well?  It's fun to take a stab at predicting future winners!
10476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy III (DS) Impressions on: November 15, 2006, 08:02:34 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 15, 2006, 07:46:07 PM

Quote from: warning on November 15, 2006, 07:10:10 PM

- It seems pretty hardcore.  No saving in dungeons.  Well you can do a quicksave anytime out of battle but once you load it it disappears.  Permanent saves apparently only happen on the world map.

This is the deal-breaker for me right now.  I've never been a big fan of uber-difficult RPG's (which I've heard this one is), and I hate having to replay large sections because of no save points. 

I'll probably check out FFIII, but not until I can find is used or the price drops.

The hardcoreness is what made me pass on FFIII for my Thanksgiving travels.  Besides the old school saving system, the job switching makes you fight X number of battles before your new job "kicks in".  So you're not only grinding to level the different jobs, it'll take X number of fights to accelerate to full grinding speed.

I think this is the only Final Fantasy besides VIII that I haven't played, so I'll definitely pick it up someday, but I'll be waiting for a price drop.

Or, more realistically, my willpower will fail and I'll pay full price to have the game for my Christmas travels.
10477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I feel sorry for the PSP. on: November 15, 2006, 06:28:37 PM
For a little example of what the non-gaming population's perception of the PSP is, this is more or less the conversation I overheard in a Gamestop in downtown Boston a couple weeks ago:

Hey, where do they keep the PSPs?
I think I see some boxes over there.
Damn!  It's $250?  Why the hell's it so much?
I hear that suchandsuch game is supposed to be really good though.
Pssh, I don't want it for the games, girl!  You get it for the moooovies.  (said as if the girl was an idiot for thinking otherwise)

And as made-up as the last line might appear, it's the one line I'm sure I remembered word for word.
10478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero: is Wireless worth it? on: November 15, 2006, 06:12:44 PM
Real Gibsons have cords!   icon_smile

10479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: For 17+ travel hours for Thanksgiving: buy Elite Beat and...? on: November 15, 2006, 05:55:02 PM
Thanks again for the suggestions, ended up buying Elite Beat Agents and Rocket Slime today.  Can't wait for the flight!
10480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Launch Thread on: November 15, 2006, 01:58:32 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 15, 2006, 05:18:35 AM

EDIT: And just as an FYI - according to random posts on the 'net, people have been absolutely SLAMMING Nintendo's phone lines for these things. Apparently a few more people have Hi-Def capability than you thought, eh Nintendo? Maybe you should clarify a few things and make sure that stores have these things in stock day 1?
FWIW, I only have a standard def TV and I'm going to be buying component cables whenever I get my Wii.  You don't need a HDTV for the cables to make your picture look better.

And just to double check, the Gamecube component cables will not fit the Wii, correct?
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