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9881  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sent $500 to Seller, he claims he didn't get it on: April 26, 2007, 06:05:42 PM
Besides talking with your bank, call the credit reporting agencies to put you on fraud alert.

And, just to make sure since you said you considered the option...don't buy a plane ticket to go visit the guy!

In the future, I'd recommend that you keep receipts for $500 transactions, remember that if a deal seems too good to be true it might be just that, don't send money to people who have just stolen money from you, and wait for more must-have titles to be released and/or a price drop before you buy a next-gen console. smile
9882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 26, 2007, 05:09:29 PM
I knew Pokemon games sold a lot, but holy moly.

Five days since release and it's sold a million copies in the US.  The Japanese version (released last September) is past the 5 million mark.

In other news, I didn't realize you can't get a Ditto until you beat the game.  Guess my turtle's going to have to wait a bit before he becomes a baby factory.
9883  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sent $500 to Seller, he claims he didn't get it on: April 26, 2007, 04:54:47 PM

Quote from: Kobra on April 26, 2007, 04:32:10 PM

I called the guy and broke his kneecaps.  Heres the gist of it..

1) "Ring ring it's KOBRA"

2) "Kobra who?"

3) "KOBRA right behind you with a tire iron!"  KOBRA SMASH!

Awesome.
9884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Krazy Ken Kutaragi Kuits Kompany on: April 26, 2007, 03:53:14 PM
So long, Krazy Ken, it's been...interesting

Quote
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) and Sony Corporation (Sony) have jointly announced today that Ken Kutaragi, Representative Director, Chairman and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will retire from his executive position at SCEI effective June 19, 2007, when SCEI’s annual shareholders’ meeting will take place. Mr. Kutaragi will pass on the torch to the next generation, stepping back from his executive management responsibility of the company to serve as Honorary Chairman of SCEI.
9885  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sent $500 to Seller, he claims he didn't get it on: April 26, 2007, 02:27:01 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on April 26, 2007, 02:18:20 PM


He changed the fine print, now he only accepts bank statements, mailed ATM cards, or PayPal passwords.
9886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ninja myths on: April 26, 2007, 01:28:17 PM
Did they get any ninja moves to work?  I don't get the channel and I'd love to know what ninja feats I can try at home.
9887  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sent $500 to Seller, he claims he didn't get it on: April 26, 2007, 12:53:57 PM
At this point, I don't think it would be a bad idea to call a credit agency and initiate a fraud alert, just to make sure he doesn't try identity theft next.

And I highly recommend you stop sending him money.
9888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: April 26, 2007, 12:47:50 PM
If you want a class that nobody else uses, I don't think I've heard a single person playing as a fighter.
9889  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How should I install my CPU fan? on: April 26, 2007, 12:17:19 AM
Are we looking at the same heatsink?  I don't think pointing directly toward or away from the motherboard is an option.

9890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 25, 2007, 10:05:52 PM
You'll be able to get a bike just after your 2nd badge. (Just got mine.)
9891  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How should I install my CPU fan? on: April 25, 2007, 09:09:53 PM
If your choices are up/down, I'd still say blowing up into the PSU is better than going down against the flow of the rest of the fans.  If it can be mounted to point to the back of the tower, then yeah I'd agree that's the best.  It's a moot point in either case since it looks like the heatsink is heavy enough to just rip the CPU out of its socket. slywink
9892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest IX on the DS?(confirmed) on: April 25, 2007, 07:37:56 PM
Going back to turn-based?  Wasn't VIII turn-based?
9893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest IX on the DS?(confirmed) on: April 25, 2007, 07:15:44 PM
Sexy
9894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 25, 2007, 02:06:00 PM
No EMERGENCY! themed pokemon names?  I'm disappointed.
9895  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WKRP in rights hell DVD Land on: April 25, 2007, 01:11:47 PM
At least Fox didn't replace every tune with American Idol songs.
9896  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sent $500 to Seller, he claims he didn't get it on: April 25, 2007, 01:00:03 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on April 25, 2007, 07:38:10 AM

The guy says if I send him $250 more and take off the negative feedback he'll send the PS3. He said a personal check was okay.
Any suggestions?

Um, don't send him any more money?  I don't think you can fix a leaky bucket with more water.
9897  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How should I install my CPU fan? on: April 25, 2007, 12:53:57 PM
I think his question is a little different than you're reading.  The fan itself should be mounted as in the picture, so that it blows air into the metal.  But with this heatsink, the fan is perpendicular to the processor--you can see where the processor mounts on the bottom.  So the fan (assuming it fits in a case!) would either be pointing towards the floor or the ceiling.  Is it not possible for it to face the front or rear of the case?

I would hope the instructions would say something, but if the choices are up or down, I would guess that you'd want the air to blow up.  Most of my cases draw air from the bottom front of the case, and have the power supply blowing air out at the top back.  Pointing the heatsink blowing up seems to be the best way to keep the airflow smooth.
9898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 25, 2007, 12:46:11 PM

Quote from: Farscry on April 25, 2007, 12:37:07 PM

Also, found out that when you go to the global pokemon exchange for trading, you can only look up ones you've seen. That's mildly disappointing, since I haven't seen the ape starter yet so I can't even try to see what trades are up for it, but eh, whatever.
You're limited that way for the GTS trading, but if you've swapped friend codes you can trade any pokemon, including ones you haven't seen.  Once I hit the breeding area, I'll be happy to breed some turtle eggs or Pearl exclusives for anyone that wants 'em.


Just out of curiosity, how many of you folks are planning to link up your DS collection up to the Pokemon Battle Revolution game that's coming out on the Wii.  It sounds like when you go online, unlike Diamond/Pearl, PBR will let you battle random strangers instead of just people you've swapped friend codes with. 

It's the first online Wii game, and if I'm reading things right, it'll even let you use your DS as a controller.  If you use the DS as your controller, most of the interface is moved there so that the main view on the TV is uncluttered.  Plus, how can you resist seeing that cute little penguin running around rendered in 3d? 
9899  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sent $500 to Seller, he claims he didn't get it on: April 24, 2007, 08:59:21 PM

Quote from: Bob on April 24, 2007, 08:07:57 PM

A money order is not cash.  If it's cashed sure.. you're out the money, but you should still be able to get a record of who cashed it and where.  If it's floating around out there unclaimed, I believe it can be canceled.

Call Netbank.

Yeah, while I don't think you have any chance of getting the $500 back from the money order itself, you might be able to at least prove that it was cashed by the seller.  From there you could hopefully either get the PS3, or use the proof to invoke some of ebay's buyer protection whatevers.
9900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 24, 2007, 04:40:25 PM
I don't think the nicknames show up on the GTS.  Plus, if someone's really that bothered by the nickname they can just use the pokemon to breed a new one with the name of their choosing.

Quote from: Magik on April 24, 2007, 03:47:43 PM

One last question for today...Is there a specific nature I should be looking for with my wild pokemon? I found a link that showed what each one does (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/rsnatures.html), but I am not sure which is better to use in practice.
As far as the single player game goes, you don't have to worry about natures at all, the game isn't hard enough for them to make or break anything.

If you do want to use natures, for competition purposes or just to feel uber, you can use them to enhance your pokemon while degrading them in a stat you don't care about.  If you're training a pokemon that's already hopelessly slow, you can use a nature that decreases speed while improving something more important.  If you've got a pokemon that you're only going to give physical attacks, you can decrease the special attack stat without worry.

I'm not going to worry myself about it much until I start trying to breed my dream team.
9901  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sent $500 to Seller, he claims he didn't get it on: April 24, 2007, 03:20:17 PM

Quote from: Calvin on April 24, 2007, 03:14:11 PM

I don't understand, can't you just cancel it?

It's cash, the equivalent to mailing a $500 bill in an envelope.  You would need the money order itself in order to cancel it.
9902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 24, 2007, 02:20:52 PM
HMs are reusable, TMs are one-time use.
9903  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Friend Codes on: April 23, 2007, 11:46:27 PM
Got my code:

2492 0604 8391
9904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Probably won't see any Square Enix Games on Virtual Console, reasons inside on: April 23, 2007, 08:12:02 PM
Boo, hiss.  I want me some Secret of Mana.
9905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 23, 2007, 05:03:56 PM

Quote from: depward on April 23, 2007, 04:27:07 PM

That being said, I'm not looking on anything extra - no Gamefaqs, no "evolution charts", no "what Pokemon are best", etc.  I'm going in blind.  I hope that, going through the game this way, I don't just kill my chances at being competitive for online battles & otherwise.  But eh, we'll see.

You'll be just fine going in blind.  If you want to have some kind of uber online team later on, you can always go back and breed one after you beat the game.  Most of the real min/maxxing doesn't start till then anyways.

There's only a couple things I can think of that you could hurt yourself by going in without any idea how to play.  One, the TM moves you get can only be used once, so if you want one for someone specific later on you're out of luck if you've already used it.  (Although if it's on a male pokemon I think he can pass on the skill through breeding.)  And second, there's a handful of "legendary" pokemon that you'll only have one opportunity to capture.  These won't appear till the end-game, and they should be pretty obvious when you come across them.
9906  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Friend Codes on: April 23, 2007, 03:14:52 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on April 23, 2007, 03:06:31 PM

Help me out here guys.  How exactly do I get my friend code for this game?  And how does the wireless work?

Thanks!

You can get your friend code downstairs in a pokemon center.  It's closed off in the first town or two, but opens up really early in the game. 

As far as how the wireless online connectivity works, you can either go to...I think it's called the GTC, to trade to anyone online around the world.  Apparently you can get pokemon with crazy japanese character names if a JP person happens to take you up on a trade.  With the GTC, though, you put a critter up for trade and specify what you want in return.  You can only request pokemon that you have already seen.

Things open up with friend codes.  If you have each other as friends, you can battle each other, trade whatever you want, and even talk to each other via the built in DS microphone.  (X or some other button disables voice.)
9907  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes returns tonight on: April 23, 2007, 02:42:07 PM
For those of you who keep up with the online comics, there's a story arc that was released during the dry spell you might want to catch up on.
9908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 23, 2007, 01:44:05 PM

Quote from: Magik on April 23, 2007, 01:30:41 PM

I have a female piplup (named Nyx smile ) I'm going to have to find a male penguin for her to mate with.

The pokemon are really into the whole free love concept, and don't limit themselves to same-species romance.  Your penguin just needs to mate within it's "egg" group, which seems to be either "water 1" type, I guess 2-legged water creatures, or "ground" type.  Your penguin is pretty open minded.  Since she's the female, any mating you choose will result in a piplup egg.
9909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 23, 2007, 01:37:10 PM
The underground is already in the game, I think he just meant you play it online via wireless.

In the underground you can design secret bases for the "flag retrieval" mini-game, where you play some kind of capture the flag game online where you can lay out traps to try and stop your friend.  The more flags you get online, the more you can do with your secret base (or something like that, more flags at least lets you clear out more rocks.)
9910  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: April 23, 2007, 12:50:48 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on April 23, 2007, 12:13:59 PM

Quote from: Magik on April 23, 2007, 11:45:16 AM

Picked Piplup too. Is there any way to get the other 2 at some point in the game?

Yes there is.  First, you have to breed your starting Pokemon with a Ditto Pokemon and the result will be the first evolutionary form of the starter Pokemon.  Then you can trade that with others.
If you happen to have a female starter, you can breed it even earlier.  The male doesn't have to be the same species, it just has to be the same family (needs to look similar, more or less.)

I went with the turtle, and he says he seems to be eager to start siring babies to trade away for our entertainment.
9911  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Friend Codes on: April 22, 2007, 10:27:57 PM
FYI the game limits you to 32 friend codes.

Having fun so far, but man do these games make it hard to not go completely obsessive with my min/maxxing side.
9912  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Friend Codes on: April 20, 2007, 09:48:13 PM
I'm in.  Haven't preordered anywhere but I'll be hitting a big box store on Sunday to try and nab a copy.  I'm interested in the seemingly less popular Pearl version, so I don't think I'll have a problem.

If anyone's planning to get a strategy guide, I read that there's both a Prima and a Nintendo Power version, with the Nintendo Power version being hands down the superior choice.
9913  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: xkcd is awesome today on: April 19, 2007, 03:42:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 19, 2007, 03:05:56 PM

icon_lol  A new web comic for me to read!

If you're reading xkcd for the first time, make sure you check out all the alt-text for the images.  I guess it would depend on your browser, but keep your mouse hovered over the image for the text to pop up.  Lot's of good follow-up jokes to be found.
9914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Elite Trade-Ups -- What Do I Need To Know? on: April 19, 2007, 03:40:42 PM

Quote from: Laner on April 19, 2007, 03:33:13 PM

Here's a question I haven't seen addressed... the 120GB HD comes with a transfer cable for the old 20GB drive.  Does the Elite come with that cable as well?

I was under the impression that it did not come with the cable, but I'm having trouble finding confirmation.
9915  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: April 19, 2007, 12:47:12 PM

Quote from: Interloper on April 19, 2007, 03:46:31 AM

I'm not sure how to spec properly, I'm mostly going fire and cunning.  Is it better to spread points out, or to highly specialize? 

In general you're better off putting points into your classes preferred stats, the ones that are cheaper, as you can bring up the other ones with cash at the temple.

That said, if I play through a second time I'm going to restrict myself from buying temple stat increases as a self-imposed "hard mode," since the game turns a bit easy in the end-game.  I think I'll also avoid making any rune-items or creature spells.
9916  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crocs - For Women Only? on: April 18, 2007, 06:53:49 PM

Quote from: Calvin on April 18, 2007, 06:42:01 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on April 18, 2007, 06:30:55 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 18, 2007, 03:11:24 AM

Crocs - for nobody. 

Seriously, they look like something my mom would have worn out in the yard while doing some gardening or something. 

I won't lie, this is the primary reason for me to own a pair. Crocs serve a couple of purposes. One, they are great for little kids, obvioulsy knock offs are fine, and they are very multi-functional. I wouldn't wear them as an everyday shoe, but if I am going to be near or in any body of water I would wear my crocs they make flip-flops look stupid by comparison. They are damn near indestructible, waterproof and you just leave em outside to dry off. For gardening or anything in the mud the same rules apply.

So Crocs are fine if they aren't your everyday shoe, and they make them in Men's sizes and colors. It's no different than wearing birkenstocks or anything like that. It's a sandal/flip flop/work wear.
Neither crocs nor the abomination that is birkenstocks are comparable to something as innocuous and normal as flip-flops. Dear god man, do you know what you say? Just yucky!

I'll join in on any anti-croc crusade, but a hatred for birkenstocks as well?  Birk's are damn comfortable, and they look just fine on my man-feet, thank you very much!
9917  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: April 18, 2007, 05:31:39 PM
Mount speed won't affect the time it takes your character's sprite to go from City A to City B, but I believe it affects the amount of game-time that will pass as you head to City B.  In game terms, I think a faster mount means monsters will spawn on roads less frequently. 

I don't think it matters whether or not your mount has wings.
9918  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A prayer to the Lord my God--PLEASE get rid of Sanjaya Malakar on: April 18, 2007, 01:30:47 PM
Did anyone catch the guy who runs votefortheworst.com, Dave Somethingorother, on Letterman?
9919  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: April 17, 2007, 10:51:22 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 17, 2007, 10:40:35 PM

This game needs an auto-resolve on the battles when the enemy is 15'ish levels below you.  Taking my 45th level knight up against random 20th level enemies is just a waste of time.

Are you playing on the DS?  Try hitting cancel when the fight's popup box appears, if they're low enough you'll be able to skip them.
9920  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My awesome idea for a new business venture on: April 17, 2007, 06:18:38 PM

Quote from: Arkon on April 17, 2007, 06:13:22 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 17, 2007, 05:30:24 PM

Quote from: Arkon on April 16, 2007, 04:17:30 PM

Thus the cheeseburger donut will be born.

You make it and I'll eat it. It sounds damned good.

I just need to explore what sort of dough I would use.  I am not sure if I would use donught dough or not.

"Why settle for a donut or a doughnut when you could have a donught?  Arkon's Burger Donughts...I put the ugh in donught!"

slywink
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