http://gamingtrend.com
September 18, 2014, 08:07:01 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 248 249 [250] 251 252 ... 285
9961  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinkgeek may have just sold me on this... on: March 22, 2007, 07:29:56 PM
Oh yeah, if you're gonna buy one you've got to get a pair.  They're pretty hardy little buggers, too.  We crashed into each other, the wall, and the floor without effect.  The first casualty was when we had all three helis in the air and the big clumsy Air Hog collided with one of these small ones and took a notch out of it's tail prop.  It was a fun little moment of a "mayday mayday I'm going down!" death spiral.  Luckily it comes with a spare tail propeller.

The Air Hog does have fans to control forward-backward movement, but it's so hard to do you end using all your concentration just to do slow and simple movements.  With the smaller ones, it's just wheeee look'it them go!
9962  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinkgeek may have just sold me on this... on: March 22, 2007, 07:07:24 PM
I got that model for Christmas, and my dad got himself a 2nd one so that we could fly them at once.  Coincidentally, my girlfriend's dad bought their family the more expensive Air-Hog version.  Though the Air Hog version is technically more advanced, but I found it harder to control, didn't seem worth the extra money.

The one you linked to, though, woo that's fun stuff.  It's got a clever little mechanism in the main propeller that auto-balances the copter and works perfectly to keep it stable.  There's a trim control that works perfectly to keep it from spinning.  It is lacking a forward-backward steering control (which the Air Hog version has) but this is largely why it's so much easier to control. 

It doesn't mean you're stuck in one place, though.  Once you get used to the basic control, if you stick a small pin or tack in the nose, it will make it have a constant slight forward movement.  With that little modification, we were chasing each other's helicopters in circles around the chandelier, around the christmas tree, landing them on our hands...good fun.

Oh, and the short flight time isn't really an issue.  You plug the copter into the controller to charge it, and it's fully charged in just a minute or two.
9963  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: DFW Folks - GH1/2 + 2 wired guitars (+ slim PS2 For Sale)! on: March 22, 2007, 06:53:27 PM
You live in a shoe store?
9964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 10 Hardest to Beat Console Games on: March 22, 2007, 06:46:07 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 22, 2007, 06:41:57 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 22, 2007, 05:59:56 PM

I was also going to name those two, along with Legacy of the Wizard.

I owned that game, but never beat it. Never figured out how to, honestly. Talk about no direction at all.

I seem to remember just goofing around with the little family pet monster guy, since he was immune to enemy attacks.

Ooh, that reminded me of another hard game, Fester's Quest.  I didn't know what the hell I was doing with that game.  And every time I upgraded my weapon to max, I would accidentally grab the downgrade pill that brought it back down a level.  Evil game.
9965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 10 Hardest to Beat Console Games on: March 22, 2007, 05:59:56 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 22, 2007, 05:24:16 PM

They also forgot the original TMNT on the NES. That game was a BITCH towards the end.

And they forgot Blaster Master (NES). Also very unforgiving. And it had limited continues, was a long game, and had no save feature of any kind.

I was also going to name those two, along with Legacy of the Wizard.

The good old NES days put hair on your chest!
9966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: TMNT on GBA - Turtles Arcade meets River City Ransom? on: March 22, 2007, 05:55:26 PM
This may come as a shocker, but it looks like IGN may have been a bit overly glowing in their review.

(WITH LINKS FOR YOU LAZY BASTARDS!)

OUCH from Gamespot: Most players will run through the game from beginning to end in under an hour. . .most players would be better off skipping this one.

GameSpy is slightly more positive, saying it's a fun enough ride but still just an hour or two long, including the time to read the "dozens of screens of text that open every level and advance the story."

Ah well, looks like I'll be waiting for this to hit the bottom of the bargain bin.
9967  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: All praise the Shat! on: March 22, 2007, 05:45:37 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 22, 2007, 03:51:26 PM

I thought there was some good humor and character stuff in Star Trek V that made is somewhat enjoyable.  But everything else around it is a mess, especially the visual effects.  What were they thinking? 

Also according to the infallible Wikipedia, they wanted to continue using ILM like the previous films, but ILM was either busy with Back to the Future II & III or with Ghost Busters & Indiana Jones.

What would V hsve been like if it were written by the Wrath of Khan writer and, er, visually effectsified by ILM?  I've never made it without biting, ask Mr. Owl.
9968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What the heck is Nintendo thinking? A cook-off Wii game! on: March 22, 2007, 05:39:56 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 22, 2007, 04:22:50 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 22, 2007, 03:43:23 PM

I wonder how much bigger this title would've been if they had found a good way to give it an Iron Chef tie-in.  With a little bit more depth from the competition, it might've been been a good little hit with that branding.

If they ended up with both an Iron Chef and a Bob Ross game, there's no way I could resist getting a Wii.

And then let's put a happy little tempura over there, there he is, now take out your fan brush and, oh look, a happy bowl of udon!
9969  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: All praise the Shat! on: March 22, 2007, 03:49:49 PM
If Wikipedia is to be trusted, stupid goofy stuff like that Uhura bit was put into the film against Shatner's wishes.  He wanted it to be a darker movie, but Paramount made him insert stuff like that to make it more light-hearted the way IV was.
9970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What the heck is Nintendo thinking? A cook-off Wii game! on: March 22, 2007, 03:43:23 PM
Good to hear, maybe I'll get this after all when it comes down in price.  Always looking for more to bring the girlfriend into gaming.

I wonder how much bigger this title would've been if they had found a good way to give it an Iron Chef tie-in.  With a little bit more depth from the competition, it might've been been a good little hit with that branding.
9971  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Houses cheaper than cars in Michigan now. on: March 22, 2007, 02:58:34 PM
How long till Trump just buys the whole city for chump change and makes a reality show out of rebuilding the whole area in his name?
9972  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: All praise the Shat! on: March 22, 2007, 02:49:11 PM

Quote from: warning on March 22, 2007, 02:40:25 PM

We just watched the Shat-directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier this past weekend.  My eyes!  They burn!

Still easier to make it through V than the first movie. :)
9973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: All praise the Shat! on: March 22, 2007, 02:38:14 PM
Wow, I was just curious how old Leonard Nimoy is, and it turns out he's just 4 days younger than Shatner.  I thought Chekov and Uhura were a lot younger than the rest of the crew, but it turns out they're 70, and 74.  And what the heck, Khan himself is now 86 and doing voices for Kim Possible?
9974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 22, 2007, 02:30:51 PM
(toe)

I don't know for sure, but I'd imagine it'd hurt immersion more than gameplay.  You'll just be at a slight disadvantage in those battles where a companion should help you, but since the game is pretty beginner-friendly, at worst you'd probably just have to level up an extra level for a tough fight.

If you can wait a bit, those of us going with the DS version can keep an eye on how much the companions really bring to a fight.
9975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / TMNT on GBA - Turtles Arcade meets River City Ransom? on: March 22, 2007, 02:24:15 PM
So with the new TMNT movie tie-in games being released on every platform, they all seem to be the typical movie license dreck.  The console versions look like the empty license cash-ins you'd expect, and the DS looks like it's attempting to have a direct port of those 3d rendered versions like the brave little portable it is.

But wait, what's this on the GBA?  It's got hand drawn pixel art, it's 2d, it's a side scrolling beat'em up, it's....River City Ransom?!

Now, I haven't seen the game myself, but from what I've been reading it looks like this GBA TMNT game might be a surprise little gem of retro gaming.  Here're some blurbs from the IGN review:

"TMNT on the Game Boy Advance is one hell of a surprise and an incredibly fun throwback to the old-school Turtles arcade game. For those that love those games, or even Double Dragon-style brawlers in general, don't let this one pass you by."

"But imagine that [Turtles Arcade & Turtles In Time] arcade game idea, with actual depth added to it. That's exactly what TMNT for the GBA is."

"It comes close to being as classic an action game as River City Ransom, if you can believe it."

"It's easily one of the best brawling games I've played in years, and had the designers managed full-fledged multiplayer support I think we could have seen the best Turtles ever. It's damn near close, though. Don't miss it."

You've got combos, destructible environments, environment objects you can throw as weapons, and--here's the River City Ransom part--you use money from fallen enemies to upgrade combos, offense/defense, and buy items.

I haven't seen any reviews besides IGN, so I'm not hopping on the bandwagon just yet, but this has definitely gotten on my radar and I'm eagerly looking for some more reviews and impressions to seal the deal.  At $30, it won't be hard to bite if this really is a modern improved version of the old arcade games.
9976  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I will never eat Indian food again. on: March 22, 2007, 12:52:39 PM

Quote from: Brendan on March 22, 2007, 04:17:26 AM

Quote from: Turtle on March 22, 2007, 04:08:42 AM

Here in SoCal, I have so much opportunity for great forign foods.  There's two great Indian restaurants that serve absolutely amazing indian food.  There's also a indan fast food place that I pickup stuff from now and then, it's especially good for when I'm craving naan or gulan jamun (a dessert).

You're making me hungry.  Of course, y'all also have the letter-grade-in-window innovation which I covet up here in the Pacific Northwest.  That's a perfect system.

There are some sketchy "C" restaurants that are delicious. :)
9977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What the heck is Nintendo thinking? A cook-off Wii game! on: March 21, 2007, 08:15:42 PM
"Control, you must learn control!"
9978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What the heck is Nintendo thinking? A cook-off Wii game! on: March 21, 2007, 06:10:35 PM
Damn, the early reviews all seem to be complaining about control issues.  I hope developers get the hang of the wiimote soon, I don't think this new casual gamer market has much patience for getting used to finicky controls, I know my girlfriend certainly would quickly give up if her first impression was more frustrating than fun.  Games like this are supposed to be the epitome of user-friendly.
9979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I will never eat Indian food again. on: March 21, 2007, 05:42:24 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on March 21, 2007, 05:14:39 PM

I've eat turkey all the time. Isn't that Indian food?
No, you're thinking of pumpkin pie.
9980  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I begin my new amp build... on: March 21, 2007, 05:40:10 PM
Thanks for the link.  So the mojo stuff, assuming you put them together correctly, would you say they'd sound more like the true vintage equipment than the reissue versions with some swapped parts?

I don't know why I'm getting into details of this, given that I spent $1000 on equipment just last fall I really shouldn't be thinking about spending another $1000 anytime soon, but that JTM45 project looks like so much fun.  It's really hard to stop spending money on this hobby!
9981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 21, 2007, 05:29:35 PM
Bah, why did I bother trying to get this at a b&m store at lunch.  They were just finishing unpacking the DS/GBA boxes that arrived, and "Puzzle Quest?" was only good for blank stares.
9982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I will never eat Indian food again. on: March 21, 2007, 04:16:50 PM

Quote from: Brendan on March 21, 2007, 04:05:06 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2007, 04:00:20 PM

I've eaten frog, raw sea urchin, snails, blood pudding, and fish head--but I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to try that communal shared mint grain stuff they have at the door in Indian restaurants.

Where're head cheese and rocky mountain oysters on your to do list?

Scary as it may sound, I'm pretty sure I've eaten head cheese at some point in my life before I knew what it was, so yes, head cheese would come before Indian weird communal door candy.

I do believe I would eat Indian weird communal door candy before I ate a testicle.

"More appetizing than testicles!" is a stellar review blurb if I do say so myself.
9983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jump Ultimate Stars for the DS! on: March 21, 2007, 04:03:20 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on March 21, 2007, 03:52:48 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2007, 03:44:37 PM

Damn you! smile  I thought you were saying that through some miracle they found a way to adapt this series for North America.

Is this a sequel to Jump Superstars?
Yes it is.

I always see Shonen Jump at bookstores and supermarkets, so I wonder why they don't think it is popular enough to localize.

I think copyright issues are more of a roadblock than popularity.  The game (Superstars, at least) has characters from so many different series it'd be a nightmare to approve.  Then again, they did bring over that robot game with all the different mecha series thrown together, didn't they? 
9984  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I will never eat Indian food again. on: March 21, 2007, 04:00:20 PM
I've eaten frog, raw sea urchin, snails, blood pudding, and fish head--but I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to try that communal shared mint grain stuff they have at the door in Indian restaurants.
9985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jump Ultimate Stars for the DS! on: March 21, 2007, 03:44:37 PM
Damn you! smile  I thought you were saying that through some miracle they found a way to adapt this series for North America.

Is this a sequel to Jump Superstars?
9986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Oblivion Impressions on: March 21, 2007, 03:40:18 PM

Quote from: Arkon on March 21, 2007, 03:32:20 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 21, 2007, 03:28:52 PM

You're not girls so I can rule out PMS.... icon_eek

Why do threads like this remind me of, my Dad can beat up your Dad fights...

Silly stuff..........

Carry on...

Because my dad could totally kick your dad's ass.

My dad would smack your dad so fast, you'd think his fists were cached from installed content rather than optical media.
9987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good news for XBOX 360 dogfighting lovers (not that kind of dogfighting) on: March 21, 2007, 03:38:18 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on March 21, 2007, 03:29:56 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on March 21, 2007, 01:37:25 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2007, 01:01:46 AM

The "not that kind of dogfighting" line made me think you were going to tell us about an XBLA game where you actually fight with dogs.

That I would pay $60 for.
It's called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.! And the dogs are blind....
Not to mention Fable 2, which seems to be shaping up to be some kind of dog simulator...
9988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 21, 2007, 03:25:30 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 21, 2007, 03:01:44 PM

I still just don't understand why this isn't on the PC as well day one. It would be an instant mega-seller for all the Bejewelled fans out there.

I also wonder why they aren't trying to put it out as a download for the 360 or PS3, seems like a perfect fit, especially since they seem to be having trouble getting much of a foothold in brick & mortar stores.
9989  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I begin my new amp build... on: March 21, 2007, 03:22:17 PM
Any chance you know some other good places that sell amp kits?  I'd love to build a replica of a 60s Fender reverb tank and some kind of vintage Fender amp, though I have to say your project looks real tempting to try as well.
9990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 21, 2007, 02:52:53 PM
Well, I hate to scare people off as I'd really like to see the game succeed, but I've read that the DS version limits you to two save slots.  I don't know whether or not this also applies to the PSP version.  It's a major drag that I won't be able to have one character for each class, but I guess if there's really 100 hours of gameplay with each I'm suppose I'll be tired of the game by the time I get anywhere near 200 hours.

I wish the PSP would hurry up and have its pricedrop, I might be tempted to buy my Final Fantasy Tactics PSP early for this game (if the PSP isn't limited to 2 characters).
9991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A prayer to the Lord my God--PLEASE get rid of Sanjaya Malakar on: March 21, 2007, 02:18:49 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 21, 2007, 02:09:33 PM

I did share the same sentiments about two weeks ago, but the show has just gotten so bland and retarded this year, I've stopped watching.

The beauty of the DVR shrinks the 2 hour show into 10 minutes.  I just skip through to hear Simon's comments on some of the bad contestants, and then listen to a snippet of Melinda Doolittle and the beatbox guy who my girlfriend likes to hear.
9992  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Oblivion Impressions on: March 21, 2007, 01:01:50 PM
I'd assume teh "suck" is just referring to how the 360 and PS3 don't have access to all the mods that enhance the PC version's graphics and gameplay.
9993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 21, 2007, 12:48:24 PM
Very favorable review, that just about seals the deal.  I just wish this wasn't such a limited release, I don't want to make the lunch hike out to Gamestop at lunch if they're not going to have any, and they seem incabable of checking on the game themselves.
9994  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I begin my new amp build... on: March 21, 2007, 12:38:59 PM
Well you see, like the internet, amplifiers are made of tubes.
9995  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Anyone interested in a Nintendo Wii? on: March 21, 2007, 03:53:30 AM

Quote from: Gromit on March 21, 2007, 02:41:21 AM

Quote from: Hetz on March 19, 2007, 04:13:31 PM

As Kobra said, even if you don't like many Wii games, at least you can play Gamecube stuff on it. Then there is also the VC games. Sounds like you made a good decision on keeping it!

Perhaps I'm an idiot, but I didn't know I could play GC games on a Wii.  I take it I just need a GC controller?

And a memory card for saves, yup.
9996  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I begin my new amp build... on: March 21, 2007, 03:53:00 AM
Hope you post some sound clips when you're finished!
9997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good news for XBOX 360 dogfighting lovers (not that kind of dogfighting) on: March 21, 2007, 01:32:11 AM

Quote from: jblank on March 21, 2007, 01:08:14 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 21, 2007, 01:01:46 AM

The "not that kind of dogfighting" line made me think you were going to tell us about an XBLA game where you actually fight with dogs.

Yeah, I changed the title a bit because thats what I thought people would think at first glance.

Dogfighting, I think of planes.  "Not that kind of dogfighting," I think of dogs fighting. smile
9998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good news for XBOX 360 dogfighting lovers (not that kind of dogfighting) on: March 21, 2007, 01:01:46 AM
The "not that kind of dogfighting" line made me think you were going to tell us about an XBLA game where you actually fight with dogs.
9999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What the heck is Nintendo thinking? A cook-off Wii game! on: March 20, 2007, 05:59:53 PM
Oy, anyways...

I'll buy Cooking Mama if I can find it cheap, but even if it didn't interest me I'd see it's release as a good thing.  The more oddball games like Cooking Mama that can find a market in the US, the better chance of us seeing more Katamari Damacies, Phoenix Wrights, and Ouendans reaching our stores.
10000  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Walk over the Grand Canyon! on: March 20, 2007, 05:11:02 PM
The video in the article shows it a bit better.

I'm not sure why, but I find myself thinking I'd feel more comfortable skydiving than walking out onto that.
Pages: 1 ... 248 249 [250] 251 252 ... 285
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.209 seconds with 21 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.068s, 1q)