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9441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another Wii update(a better one...metroid) on: August 10, 2007, 02:08:54 PM
Demos?  You're not sure what these "Metroid" and "Super Metroid" games are all about? slywink
9442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gay Gamer hacked on: August 10, 2007, 02:03:22 PM
Man, what a gentile.
9443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gay Gamer hacked on: August 10, 2007, 01:19:48 PM
Pick some characteristic of yourself (your ethnic background, your education level, your income level, your religion) and imagine that in the gaming world just about everyone ridicules anyone with that characteristic.  Almost every online game and online forum not only ridicules people like you, your characteristic has become a general insult to throw at anyone who is stupid or annoying.

Even if your characteristic has absolutely nothing to do with gaming, couldn't you see yourself welcoming the sight of little corner of the gaming world where you can find others that are going through the same thing as you?  Where you can talk about games and meet up to play games free from prejudiced people insulting those with your characteristic?
9444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God programs the Earth on: August 09, 2007, 07:47:52 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 09, 2007, 07:31:54 PM

Cute. For whatever reason though, the entire process sets off Firefox's auto-spellcheck. God spelled Unrecognizable at one point. biggrin

Could God create word so confusing even He could not spell it correctly? slywink
9445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid Prime Corruption - 3 weeks from now?! on: August 09, 2007, 07:07:16 PM
What's the final word in retrospect for Metroid Prime 2?  I played and liked #1, but skipped #2 because I think at the time there were lackluster reviews and impressions.  Worth hunting down to play in preparation for #3?
9446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: That One Toy on: August 09, 2007, 07:02:05 PM
Woo!  I love Transformer geek fights!

The Targetmasters were a stretch, but the little guys in the toy pairs do indeed transforme from robots to guns.  Although Galvatron only turns into a cannon in the movies, the toy did have a gun mode, though I admit it's goofy looking:

I agree that Quickswitch and Sixshot don't really look like anything in any of their modes (though I owned both and really liked SixShot when I was a kid), they do indeed each have gun forms as one of their six options.

And I know he might not be modelled on a real world gun, but Shockwave sure looks like he'd be fair to classify as a gun:
9447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: That One Toy on: August 09, 2007, 06:05:32 PM
Woo!  Predaking!  He was like the only "combine to form big guy" Transformer I had the full set for.  I've still got him, Scorpinox, and an inherited damaged Fortress Maximus in storage. smile
9448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek movie - Spock is cast on: August 09, 2007, 05:49:25 PM

Quote from: jimmyorr99 on August 09, 2007, 04:21:57 PM

Quote from: EddieA on August 09, 2007, 06:10:15 AM

They've now cast Chekov as well, and they're also casting for the other major players - McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, and Sulu. 
I like Anton Yelchin, but isn't he a little young for this? Damon is in his mid/late 30s, Quinto in his mid 20s, and isn't Yelchin 18?

Unless this was part of original Star Trek lore, I never really paid attention to the ages.

Now look what you've gone and made me do.

Birthyears, in order:
2222 - Scotty
2227 - Bones
2232 - Spock
2233 - Kirk
2237 - Sulu
2239 - Uhura
2245 - Chekov

2265-2269 - Five year mission
9449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: That One Toy on: August 09, 2007, 05:44:01 PM
I'll go ahead and post Starshifter's for him.

Spoiler for Hiden:
(It's a zipper.)
9450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: That One Toy on: August 09, 2007, 05:08:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 09, 2007, 04:58:09 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 09, 2007, 04:45:40 PM

I wanted that Transformer that turned into a gun.

How could you not know that was Megatron you pop culturally deficient rapscallion!

How do you know he's not talking about Shockwave, Sixshot, Galvatron, Quickswitch, or any of the Targetmasters, hmm?  Who's the rapscallion now?
9451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: That One Toy on: August 09, 2007, 02:37:32 PM
The first ones that come to mind are:

le sigh.

Other contenders:  The big-rig truck for MASK, the main base for Sky Commanders, the main bad guy spaceship for [what the hell was the name of those spaceship toys that had action figures with magnets in their feet so they could stick to certain parts of the ship?], the NERF fencing swords, a rubber band shooting gatling gun made out of wood (to go with the pair of rubber band 6-shooters I had), too many LEGO toys to count, oh yeah and:

I'm pretty sure I "had to have" all of those.  I guess toy marketing worked on me!
9452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NPD: 30% of Xbox 360 Owners Aware of HD Graphics on: August 09, 2007, 01:51:31 PM
While I believe that a huge percentage of the market is still clueless about how HD works, my skepticism about these NPD polls is through the roof: Also according to NPD, 53 percent of DS users and likely purchasers know about the dual-screen.

That's just crazy talk.
9453  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: A great POTBS overview on: August 09, 2007, 01:44:30 PM
Well, it looks like (at 5 weeks since I won the contest and counting!  No, not bitter at all!) things are starting to move forward.  On the forums a dev made a post that they would be sending notices this week to people whose dxdiag system specs weren't up to snuff.  Sounds like they're going to try and get the 10,000 player push done soon. (I hope.)
9454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need your help guys [POLL] on: August 09, 2007, 01:14:53 PM
Some people are concerned about the toxicity of anti-perspirants, as well as the whole thing about your sweat glands getting clogged and Alzheimer's something something cancer something something.

Anti-perspirant for me, though.
9455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Do you know Street Fighter? We'll see... on: August 08, 2007, 04:56:22 PM
Fun, but if we're scored on entry speed would it have killed them to let us enter our answers without using the mouse?
9456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: official 360 price cuts on: August 08, 2007, 02:13:16 PM

Quote from: Crux on August 08, 2007, 01:46:47 PM

Son of a bitch. I bought my 360 on July 8th. They make the price cuts effective August 8th. One day after my 30 day price match from Circuit City expired.

How many scruples do you have?  You could buy a 2nd 360, return it unopened for a full price refund using the 1st receipt, then pricematch the 2nd receipt for the price drop.
9457  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Rock Band Bundle $200.00 shipped at Amazon on: August 08, 2007, 02:51:10 AM
GHII guitar will work for Rock Band, I don't know if Red Octane has officially said whether they were allowing the RB guitar to work on GHIII.
9458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] 60GB PS3 for $349! on: August 07, 2007, 05:51:50 PM
I was under the impression that it screwed up your credit (at least in the short term) to sign up and immediately cancel credit cards.  No?
9459  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: RROD sticky thread? on: August 07, 2007, 05:02:24 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 07, 2007, 04:56:20 PM

Red Ring of Death... are we referring to bad mexican food?

I think it's a goatse reference.
9460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ds] etrian odyssey impressions on: August 07, 2007, 04:06:59 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 07, 2007, 03:47:53 PM

How does this game compare to something like Disgaea?

Similar to how Spy Hunter compares to Bump'N'Jump? slywink

Disgaea is an RPG, but it's not a 1st person dungeon crawl; it's a strategy RPG along the lines of Final Fantasy Tactics.
9461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: official 360 price cuts on: August 07, 2007, 01:41:39 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 07, 2007, 05:24:14 AM

Plus, the Halo 3 Special Edition Console price has been announced as $399.99

$50 for an HDMI port? Blech.

It does come with a Play'N'Charge kit as well, but yeah.
9462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo 3 - Where is it?! on: August 07, 2007, 12:59:58 PM
Judging from history: Console division project to be announced 2008, to be canned 2009.
9463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo 3 - Where is it?! on: August 06, 2007, 11:27:32 PM
They just fired up the Starcraft money printing machine again, it'd be a waste to fire up the Diablo money tree so soon after.  I'd give it another year at least.
9464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tom Chick disses GT! on: August 06, 2007, 08:51:50 PM
Sorry, you're still not special. Tongue

He's been so backed up with the vetting emails that he's just now abandoned that system and hit the on switch for everyone.  You've been let in alongside upstanding citizens like sexgirl and freeringtones. slywink
9465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Nunchuck control issues on: August 06, 2007, 07:03:48 PM
If you had two nunchucks show the same problem, maybe it's the wiimote's problem.  Did you try using the same nunchuck on a different wiimote?
9466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hellgate: London for Halloween on: August 06, 2007, 05:35:14 PM
Is there a handy dandy comparison chart to explain what I'm missing out on by not paying $10/month?
9467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/6) on: August 06, 2007, 05:17:54 PM

Quote from: Brendan on August 06, 2007, 05:02:41 PM

XBLA this week is Track & Field.  I'll whup Purge at the javelin.

Is that the one that had the POWER PAD on the NES?  Will the XBLA let you use the DDR pads or something?

Now I've got a hankerin' to play that old Microsoft Decathlon game.  Oh the memories.
9468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/6) on: August 06, 2007, 03:27:41 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on August 06, 2007, 03:04:08 PM

Wave Race was awesome. I loved that game but I have no urge to buy it again.

Wave Race is in the class of games that looked neat when I didn't own the system, and for some reason never really came down in price much to justify a purchase when I finally did own the system.  See also: Fantavision.
9469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/6) on: August 06, 2007, 03:01:36 PM
Wave Race® 64 (Nintendo® 64, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Take to the waves on your own personal watercraft and experience some of the best water effects in video game history. Choose one of four characters, each with his/her own unique abilities and style, and master the game's excellent controls. Make your way through nine courses, each with its own challenges. If the ramps, mines and hairpin turns aren't enough, you'll also have to deal with varying weather conditions that can make the water choppy or cover the course with fog. And if you ever feel like taking a break from racing, then try out Stunt Mode to polish your skills by pulling off handstands, rolls and more. Get good enough and you might even be able to ride a dolphin-just don't get seasick.

ADVENTURES OF LOLO™ (NES®, 1 player, rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): This was the first game in the Eggerland puzzle series to be released in North America. After the love of his life, Lala, is kidnapped by the Great Devil and taken to a haunted castle, our hero Lolo sets out to rescue her. The journey is perilous because the Great Devil's fortress is guarded by a massive army. But Lolo has a few tricks up his sleeve, including a Magic Shot that turns enemies into eggs and an Emerald Framer that shields him from attacks. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, ADVENTURES OF LOLO is a true classic.

GALAGA™ '90 (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): This is an updated version of the classic arcade shooter Galaga. Set in the vast reaches of space, you will fight your way through all 29 rounds to reach the enemies' stronghold on Planet Galaga. Game levels consist of a few rounds with changing enemies and backgrounds. To top it off, the nostalgic "Galactic Dancing" lives on to mark the end of each level. With the new addition of dimensions, you can choose your attack route. Collect capsules and open dimension warps at branch sections to take on even tougher enemies. GALAGA '90's inclusion of the triple fighter, scrolling backgrounds, boss Galaga and even new system effects make it nothing less than a masterpiece.
9470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Getting in shape: Couch to 5k running plan - starting the third week on: August 06, 2007, 02:11:55 PM
Besides some weeks just being tougher and easier in the training progression, keep in mind that any running ability level you're going to have good days and bad days.  I know I had some parts of the Couch to 5k that took several weeks to conquer.  The most important part for me was just consistently getting out there 3-4 times a week, the progress would inevitably follow.

On a side note, Turtle, how would you feel if I posted my progress on my training for an October half-marathon?  Even though my Couch-to-5k experience was a year ago, this half-marathon training schedule starts with about a 5k requirement, so it's almost like "Round 2."

My progress through this training plan in many ways mirrors the highs and lows of moving through the C-to-5k plan, but I don't want to discourage you or in any way belittle your progress by posting about my higher mileage runs.
9471  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Rock Band - 200 bucks on: August 05, 2007, 09:59:52 PM
I won't be surprised if the price predictions are accurate, but there is that quote from a Harmonix rep that hinted that nothing out is official and that we "would be pleasantly surprised."  (or something along those lines.)
9472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhawk has gone gold (available on PSN or retail 8/28!) on: August 05, 2007, 09:06:45 PM
If reviews are favorable, this games makes me want a PS3 more than any other that's out or coming soon in the pipeline.
9473  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Simpsons Movie on: August 05, 2007, 01:55:23 PM
Just saw it, liked it a lot.  I think it's fair to call it a long good episode with better animation.  Got to see it in a packed enthusiastic small $7 theater that serves beer, and it was money well spent.

Quote from: Purge on July 31, 2007, 12:14:39 PM

So in other words, shell out 20 bux to get a big Simpsons episode that they should have been making on TV anyways?

Spoiler for Hiden:
They make fun of themselves for it in like the first gag of the movie!
9474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Games skater falls 50 feet and walks away on: August 04, 2007, 08:26:58 PM
Oh, you doctors who see spinal injuries on a regular basis!  Always overreacting!
9475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Slim hands on video on: August 04, 2007, 12:36:30 AM
Are they really going to call it the PSP 2000?  PSP Slim is much snazzier, and has already caught on.

I'm a bit disappointed that when you're playing games on a TV you can't set the games to stretch and fill the whole screen.  (At least, that's how it looked when they put in the baseball game.)  I can see the reason for keeping the resolution the same, but for myself I think I'd rather have it bigger than crisper.
9476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eye of Judgement? on: August 03, 2007, 11:30:17 PM
I mean, I don't know how the camera would be able to differentiate from a real card or a card-sized printout.  I guess they could print a code unique to each individual card so that they could implement some kind of dupe protection, but that seems like a lot of work. 
9477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 delayed to Q2 2008 on: August 03, 2007, 06:20:57 PM
Uh oh, according to this Reuters article, GTA4 has been delayed to Q2 2008.
9478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eye of Judgement? on: August 03, 2007, 06:08:57 PM
It still seems like it'll only be a week before people put all the cards online to print out as counterfeits.  Good for people who just want to play the game, bad for the company that wants us to spend $100s on booster packs.
9479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eye of Judgement? on: August 03, 2007, 05:37:45 PM
You register your deck into the game beforehand, then game is in charge of "drawing" the next card (then you go search for the physical card the game "drew."
9480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good Co-op RPGish games? on: August 03, 2007, 04:54:19 PM
Emphasizing the "ish" in RPGish, you could also consider Dynasty Warriors 4 which I believe has a co-op campaign.
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